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1

Big Explosives Experimental Facility - BEEF  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

The Big Explosives Experimental Facility or BEEF is a ten acre fenced high explosive testing facility that provides data to support stockpile stewardship and other national security programs. At BEEF conventional high explosives experiments are safely conducted providing sophisticated diagnostics such as high speed optics and x-ray radiography.

None

2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Explosives Experimental Facility - BEEF  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Big Explosives Experimental Facility or BEEF is a ten acre fenced high explosive testing facility that provides data to support stockpile stewardship and other national security programs. At BEEF conventional high explosives experiments are safely conducted providing sophisticated diagnostics such as high speed optics and x-ray radiography.

None

2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

3

An experimental study of steam explosions involving chemically reactive metal  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An experimental study of molten zirconium-water explosions was conducted. A 1-kg mass of zirconium melt was dropped into a column of water. Explosions took place only when an external trigger was used. In the triggered tests, the extent of oxidation of the zirconium melt was very extensive. However, the explosion energetics estimated were found to be very small compared to the potential chemical energy available from the oxidation reaction. Zirconium is of particular interest, since it is a component of the core materials of the current nuclear power reactors. This paper describes the test apparatus and summarizes the results of four tests conducted using pure zirconium melt.

Cho, D.H.; Armstrong, D.R.; Gunther, W.H. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Basu, S. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

4

Experimental Study on the Influence of Initial Pressure on Explosion of Methane-coal Dust Mixtures  

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Abstract Methane-coal dust explosion belongs to chemical explosion which always directly causes fire disasters. When it comes to coal mine, the gas explosion easily leads to extensive burning and forms large area stereo fire finally, due to the big blast power and many combustible materials at the scene of an accident. In order to study the explosion characteristics of methane-coal dust mixture explosion as well as to reveal the effects of initial pressure on the explosion, a rectangular explosion test vessel which is 60cm long and with 10cm 10cm cross-section was used. Different initial pressures, such as 0.2MPa, 0.25MPa, 0.3MPa and 0.35MPa were considered in this paper. The explosion pressure was measured with PCB pressure transducers, and the maximum rate of explosion pressure rise was determined based on these measured data. The results show that the maximum explosion overpressure and maximum rate of overpressure rise increase with the increasing of the initial pressures and coal dust concentration.

Yuan Li; Hongli Xu; Xishi Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental results of USSR nuclear explosion decoupling measurements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report was presented at the 14th annual PL/DARPA Seismic Research Symposium on September 16, 1992. In it, we describe a decoupling experiment undertaken by the former Soviet Union at Azghir, north of the Caspian Sea. The properties of the cavity are given, including a rough description of the geology (salt-dome overlain by 275 m radius sphere, 987 m deep), velocities, densities, etc. These shots had larger yields than the Salmon-Sterling decoupling experiments undertaken by the U.S. in the mid-sixties. Like the U.S. experiment, this Soviet experiment did not achieve full decoupling. The energy decoupling factor (computed from statistical relationships between the yield and amplitude-distance curves rather than spectra) increased to a maximum of 30 as distance increase. Based on our observations and theoretical limits to decoupling, we conclude that a fully decoupled 1 kt explosion could be observed at a distance of 2,500 km.

Adushkin, V.V.; Kitov, I.O.; Sultanov, D.D.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosives Center  

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

Laboratory. An experimental explosive is shown igniting during small-scale impact testing. Nuclear weapons energetic materials science, technology and engineering expertise...

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Nanosecond electrical explosion of thin aluminum wire in vacuum : experimental and computational investigations.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The experimental and computational investigations of nanosecond electrical explosion of thin Al wire in vacuum are presented. We have demonstrated that increasing the current rate leads to increased energy deposited before voltage collapse. Laser shadowgrams of the overheated Al core exhibit axial stratification with a {approx}100 {micro}m period. The experimental evidence for synchronization of the wire expansion and light emission with voltage collapse is presented. Two-wavelength interferometry shows an expanding Al core in a low-ionized gas condition with increasing ionization toward the periphery. Hydrocarbons are indicated in optical spectra and their influence on breakdown physics is discussed. The radial velocity of low-density plasma reaches a value of {approx}100 km/s. The possibility of an overcritical phase transition due to high pressure is discussed. 1D MHD simulation shows good agreement with experimental data. MHD simulation demonstrates separation of the exploding wire into a high-density cold core and a low-density hot corona as well as fast rejection of the current from the wire core to the corona during voltage collapse. Important features of the dynamics for wire core and corona follow from the MHD simulation and are discussed.

Cochrane, Kyle Robert (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Struve, Kenneth William; Rosenthal, Stephen Edgar; McDaniel, Dillon Heirman; Sarkisov, Gennady Sergeevich (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Deeney, Christopher

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The physics, chemistry and dynamics of explosions  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...scenarios that range from the Big Bang, to thermonuclear explosions in stars, to magnetohydrodynamic...chemical reactions or solar coronal thermonuclear reactions, they are not generally...explosions include magnetohydrodynamic and thermonuclear energy sources, mentioned previously...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

9

Big Science  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Big science seeks big solutions for the most urgent problems of our times. Video courtesy Cray, Inc.

Dr. Thomas Zacharia

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroscopic observables experimentally linked to microscopic processes in the explosive fracture and fragmentation of metals  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The response of a metal element to explosive loading depends on a broad spectrum of explosive and metal properties, macroscopic geometry plays a crucial role in defining the localized loading history and the resulting gradients of interest, while microscopic effects and defects are generally believed responsible for damage nucleation. Certain experiments reduce the complexity by producing conditions that are uniform in some sense, allowing dynamic measurement of variables that can be correlated with corresponding microscopic effects observed in recovery experiments. Spherical expansion of thin shells, that eventually fragment, and steady wave loading of flat plates are two such experiments. Proton radiography, x-radiography, laser velocimetry, imaging IR, and visible light photography all have produced dynamic measurements in 4340 steel, copper, uranium alloys, tantalum, and titanium. Correlation of the macroscopic measurements with microscopy on recovered samples has been done with a statistical approach.

Hull, Lawrence M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The physics, chemistry and dynamics of explosions  

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...the development of nuclear fusion as an energy source. The...range from the Big Bang, to thermonuclear explosions in stars, to...reactions or solar coronal thermonuclear reactions, they are not...include magnetohydrodynamic and thermonuclear energy sources, mentioned...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal dust explosibility  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper reports US Bureau of Mines (USBM) research on the explosibility of coal dusts. The purpose of this work is to improve safety in mining and other industries that process or use coal. Most of the tests were conducted in the USBM 20 litre laboratory explosibility chamber. The laboratory data show relatively good agreement with those from full-scale experimental mine tests. The parameters measured included minimum explosible concentrations, maximum explosion pressures, maximum rates of pressure rise, minimum oxygen concentrations, and amounts of limestone rock dust required to inert the coals. The effects of coal volatility and particle size were evaluated, and particle size was determined to be at least as important as volatility in determining the explosion hazard. For all coals tested, the finest sizes were the most hazardous. The coal dust explosibility data are compared to those of other hydrocarbons, such as polyethylene dust and methane gas, in an attempt to understand better the basics of coal combustion.

Kenneth L. Cashdollar

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apple Tree, NH Big Tree for May By Anne Krantz, NH Big Tree Team,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Apple Tree, NH Big Tree for May By Anne Krantz, NH Big Tree Team, UNH Cooperative Extension The explosion of apple blossoms in May transforms the most gnarled old tree into a delicate cloud of beauty (1817-1862) in his essay "The Wild Apple Tree," described the blossoms perfectly: `The flowers

New Hampshire, University of

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Detonation theory of liquid and aluminized liquid explosives.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Non-ideal behavior of condensed explosives with metal particle additives has been observed experimentally. In general, adding metal particles to a homogeneous explosive leads to a (more)

Li, Yumin, 1961-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accidental Explosions*  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... several important instances of accidental explosions on record which have occurred in the manufacture of pyrotechnic compositions and other articles of explosive nature, in consequence of a liability to the ... small quantity of an easily oxidisable oil or fat in connection with their application to pyrotechnic purposes. In one instance, some signal lights, composed of a mixture of ingredients ...

1875-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

16

Big Weasels  

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

Big Weasels Big Weasels Nature Bulletin No. 512-A January 12, 1974 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation BIG WEASELS The Weasel Family includes the mink, skunks, otters, badger, martens and wolverine as well as the bloodthirsty little weasel -- all carnivorous fur-bearers having a pair of anal glands containing musky fluid which, except in the otters, badger and fisher, has a vile penetrating odor. The Pine Marten or American Sable, a little smaller than a house cat, is the tree-living member of the family. It dens and does much of its hunting in trees where it is a deadly enemy of squirrels and birds. On the ground it preys on marmots, chipmunks, hares, mice, grouse and reptiles. Honey, nuts and berries are eaten also. Aside from the lynx, eagles, owls and the fisher, a marten's chief enemy is man.

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DOE Explosives Safety Manual  

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

This Manual describes DOE's explosives safety requirements applicable to operations involving the development, testing, handling, and processing of explosives or assemblies containing explosives.

1996-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosive complexes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Lead-free primary explosives of the formula [M.sup.II(A).sub.R(B.sup.X).sub.S](C.sup.Y).sub.T, where A is 1,5-diaminotetrazole, and syntheses thereof are described. Substantially stoichiometric equivalents of the reactants lead to high yields of pure compositions thereby avoiding dangerous purification steps.

Huynh, My Hang V. (Los Alamos, NM)

2009-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosive complexes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Lead-free primary explosives of the formula [M.sup.II(A).sub.R(B.sup.X).sub.S](C.sup.Y).sub.T, where A is 1,5-diaminotetrazole, and syntheses thereof are described. Substantially stoichiometric equivalents of the reactants lead to high yields of pure compositions thereby avoiding dangerous purification steps.

Huynh, My Hang V. (Los Alamos, NM)

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosives Safety  

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

212-2012 212-2012 June 2012 DOE STANDARD EXPLOSIVES SAFETY U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, DC 20585 MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1212-2012 i TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER I. PURPOSE, SCOPE and APPLICABILITY, EXEMPTIONS, WAIVERS, ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, AND DEFINITIONS .......... 1 1.0. PURPOSE ............................................................................................................. 1 1.1. Scope and Applicability.............................................................................. 1 2.0. STANDARD ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT ...................................... 3 3.0. EXEMPTIONS ....................................................................................................... 4

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Insensitive Extrudable Explosive  

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

Insensitive Extrudable Explosive Insensitive Extrudable Explosive Insensitive Extrudable Explosive Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a novel explosive using a new class of materials in which an energetic binder is chemically attached to a particulate solid explosive using an innovative technique. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Insensitive Extrudable Explosive Applications: Plastic and extrudable explosive replacement Demolition Seismic prospecting Geographical mapping Oil & gas industry Quarrying Mining Construction Military and law enforcement Flexible shaped charges Shock hardening Explosive welding Sheet explosives Detonating cord (cased or bare) Benefits: Compatible with standard explosives Safer than current technology (i.e. insensitive to impact and other

22

Complexity in Big History  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Spier, Fred. How Big History Works: Energy Flows and RiseSmil, Vaclav. Energy in World History. Boulder, CO: Westviewkg) Energy and complexity Spier: Complexity in Big History.

Spier, Fred

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosive simulants for testing explosive detection systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Explosives simulants that include non-explosive components are disclosed that facilitate testing of equipment designed to remotely detect explosives. The simulants are non-explosive, non-hazardous materials that can be safely handled without any significant precautions. The simulants imitate real explosives in terms of mass density, effective atomic number, x-ray transmission properties, and physical form, including moldable plastics and emulsions/gels.

Kury, John W. (Danville, CA); Anderson, Brian L. (Lodi, CA)

1999-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Highlights  

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

weapons as they age or are subjected to the immense pressures and temperatures of a thermonuclear explosion. By providing experimental data to compare to computer models of...

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Nuclear Explosive Safety  

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

The Order establishes requirements to implement the nuclear explosive safety (NES) elements of DOE O 452.1E, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program, for routine and planned nuclear explosive operations (NEOs).

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive Safety  

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

This Department of Energy (DOE) Order establishes requirements to implement the nuclear explosive safety (NES) elements of DOE O 452.1E, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program, or successor directive, for routine and planned nuclear explosive operations (NEOs).

2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

27

Supernova bangs as a tool to study big bang  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Supernovae and gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in observed Universe. This educational review tells about supernovae and their applications in cosmology. It is explained how to understand the production of light in the most luminous events with minimum required energy of explosion. These most luminous phenomena can serve as primary cosmological distance indicators. Comparing the observed distance dependence on red shift with theoretical models one can extract information on evolution of the Universe from Big Bang until our epoch.

Blinnikov, S. I., E-mail: Sergei.Blinnikov@itep.ru [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-mining Explosives  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... , or ' permitted' explosive, as it is called, is by no means a flameless explosive. If we are to learn anything about the mechanism of ignition of a ...

1928-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Insensitive Extrudable Explosive  

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explosives embedded in a polymer matrix. As such, they all rely on weak forces, such as surface tension, for adhesion between the explosive particles and binder material. This...

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Extrusion cast explosive  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Improved, multiphase, high performance, high energy, extrusion cast explosive compositions, comprising, a crystalline explosive material; an energetic liquid plasticizer; a urethane prepolymer, comprising a blend of polyvinyl formal, and polycaprolactone; a polyfunctional isocyanate; and a catalyst are disclosed. These new explosive compositions exhibit higher explosive content, a smooth detonation front, excellent stability over long periods of storage, and lower sensitivity to mechanical stimulants.

Scribner, Kenneth J. (Livermore, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System of Systems and Big Data analytics - Bridging the gap  

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Large data has been accumulating in all aspects of our lives for quite some time. Advances in sensor technology, the Internet, wireless communication, and inexpensive memory have all contributed to an explosion of ''Big Data''. System of Systems (SoS) ...

Barnabas K. Tannahill; Mo Jamshidi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosives going dark  

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Explosives going dark Explosives going dark 1663 Los Alamos science and technology magazine Latest Issue:November 2013 All Issues » submit Explosives going dark An enhanced biomarker developed at Los Alamos can be used in the field to detect explosives and other hazardous materials. November 25, 2013 Explosives going dark This fluorescent protein, developed at Los Alamos, is unusually stable even when briefly boiled, making it useful for unconventional applications, such as sniffing out explosives and toxins. An enhanced green fluorescent protein stops glowing when explosives are present. Nitroorganic high explosives, including TNT and RDX, as well as certain other toxins, poisons, and nerve agents, have been shown to suppress an ultraviolet excitation mechanism that causes a fluorescent biomarker to

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Extrusion cast explosive  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Improved, multiphase, high performance, high energy, extrusion cast explosive compositions, comprising, a crystalline explosive material; an energetic liquid plasticizer; a urethane prepolymer, comprising a blend of polyvinyl formal, and polycaprolactone; a polyfunctional isocyanate; and a catalyst are disclosed. These new explosive compositions exhibit higher explosive content, a smooth detonation front, excellent stability over long periods of storage, and lower sensitivity to mechanical stimulants. 1 fig.

Scribner, K.J.

1985-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Extrusion cast explosive  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed is an improved, multiphase, high performance, high energy, extrusion cast explosive compositions, comprising, a crystalline explosive material; an energetic liquid plasticizer; a urethane prepolymer, comprising a blend of polyvinyl formal, and polycaprolactone; a polyfunctional isocyanate; and a catalyst. These new explosive compositions exhibit higher explosive content, a smooth detonation front, excellent stability over long periods of storage, and lower sensitivity to mechanical stimulants. 1 fig.

Scribner, K.J.

1985-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection tester for explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An inspection tester that can be used anywhere as a primary screening tool by non-technical personnel to determine whether a surface contains explosives. It includes a body with a sample pad. First and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are operatively connected to the body and the sample pad. The first and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are positioned to deliver the explosives detecting reagents to the sample pad. A is heater operatively connected to the sample pad.

Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Satcher, Joe H. (Patterson, CA)

2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection tester for explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An inspection tester that can be used anywhere as a primary screening tool by non-technical personnel to determine whether a surface contains explosives. It includes a body with a sample pad. First and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are operatively connected to the body and the sample pad. The first and second explosives detecting reagent holders and dispensers are positioned to deliver the explosives detecting reagents to the sample pad. A is heater operatively connected to the sample pad.

Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Satcher, Joe H. (Patterson, CA)

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive Safety Manual  

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

This Manual provides supplemental details to support the requirements of DOE O 452.2D, Nuclear Explosive Safety.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

38

After the Big Bang  

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

After the Big Bang After the Big Bang Golden Age of Cosmology Big Bang Timeline Big Bang? Standard Big Bang Cosmology Slide 6 Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Redshift and Doppler Shift Doppler Shift Cepheid variables and Nebulae Standard Candles Hubble Expansion Hubble Law Cosmic Microwave Background Cosmic Background Explorer (1989-1993) COBE data/DMR CMB Fluctuations What is inflation? Why believe in inflation? Horizon Problem No inflation With inflation Flatness Problem Slide 24 Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (2001-present) Fluctuations and geometry Universe's Baby Pictures Compare to COBE CMB vs. Inflation WMAP angular power spectrum Dark Matter Galaxy Rotation Curves Hot gas in Galaxy Clusters Dark Matter Halo Old view: Density of the Universe determines its destiny Hubble Expansion revisited

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Detonation in Liquid Explosives  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... Laboratory, on the initiative of Dr. A. H. Davis, into the process of detonation in explosives, the programme including a photographic study of the ... in explosives, the programme including a photographic study of the detonation Waves in transparent liquid explosivesthe sensitivity of some of which can be varied by ...

D. CRONEY

1948-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Explosives Safety Manual  

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

The Manual describes the Departments explosive safety requirements applicable to operations involving the development, testing, handling, and processing of explosives or assemblies containing explosives. Cancels DOE M 440.1-1. Canceled by DOE O 440.1B Chg 1.

2006-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Plastic explosives Mike Hopkins  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Plastic explosives Mike Hill Mike Hopkins Doug Ravenel What this talk is about The poster The HHRH The reduced E4 -term 1.1 Plastic explosives: A C4 analog of the Kervaire invariant calculation Conference of Virginia Mike Hopkins Harvard University Doug Ravenel University of Rochester #12;Plastic explosives Mike

Ravenel, Douglas

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Nuclear Explosive Safety  

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

This Department of Energy (DOE) Order establishes requirements to implement the nuclear explosive safety (NES) elements of DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program, for routine and planned nuclear explosive operations (NEOs). Cancels DOE O 452.2C. Admin Chg 1, dated 7-10-13, cancels DOE O 452.2D.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive Safety  

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

This Order establishes requirements to implement the nuclear explosive safety elements of DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program, for routine and planned nuclear explosive operations. Cancels DOE O 452.2C. Admin Chg 1, 7-10-13

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

44

Big Eddy-Knight  

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

(PDCI) Upgrade Project Whistling Ridge Energy Project Line Rebuild, Relocation and Substation Projects Wind Projects Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project BPA has decided to...

45

From Big Crunch to Big Bang  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We consider conditions under which a universe contracting towards a big crunch can make a transition to an expanding big bang universe. A promising example is 11-dimensional M-theory in which the eleventh dimension collapses, bounces, and re-expands. At the bounce, the model can reduce to a weakly coupled heterotic string theory and, we conjecture, it may be possible to follow the transition from contraction to expansion. The possibility opens the door to new classes of cosmological models. For example, we discuss how it suggests a major simplification and modification of the recently proposed ekpyrotic scenario.

Justin Khoury; Burt A. Ovrut; Nathan Seiberg; Paul J. Steinhardt; Neil Turok

2001-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARLOTTE: BIG DATA & ANALYTICS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CHARLOTTE: BIG DATA & ANALYTICS #12;Charlotte: Big Data & Analytics charlottechamber.com2 Many Corp. Carolina Handling, LLC Carolina Legal Staffing, LLC Compass Group North America DiscoverReady LLC Leader: Allen Naidoo, Carolinas HealthCare System . . . . . . . . 10 Thought Leader: Kelly Ross, Lowe

Raja, Anita

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Pantex installs new high explosives equipment | National Nuclear Security  

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

high explosives equipment | National Nuclear Security high explosives equipment | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Pantex installs new high explosives equipment Pantex installs new high explosives equipment Posted By Office of Public Affairs Joel Ramos works with the lathe. Big jobs are nothing new for the Projects Division at Pantex, and the

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Pantex installs new high explosives equipment | National Nuclear Security  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

high explosives equipment | National Nuclear Security high explosives equipment | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Pantex installs new high explosives equipment Pantex installs new high explosives equipment Posted By Office of Public Affairs Joel Ramos works with the lathe. Big jobs are nothing new for the Projects Division at Pantex, and the

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Explosives Detection, Testing, Ballistics and Armor Development...  

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

Explosives Detection, Testing, Ballistics, and Armor Development Programs Locations: National Security Test Range, Trace Explosives Detection Facility, Bulk Explosives Detection...

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Explosives tester with heater  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An inspection tester system for testing for explosives. The tester includes a body and a swab unit adapted to be removeably connected to the body. At least one reagent holder and dispenser is operatively connected to the body. The reagent holder and dispenser contains an explosives detecting reagent and is positioned to deliver the explosives detecting reagent to the swab unit. A heater is operatively connected to the body and the swab unit is adapted to be operatively connected to the heater.

Del Eckels, Joel (Livermore, CA); Nunes, Peter J. (Danville, CA); Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Whipple, Richard E. (Livermore, CA); Carter, J. Chance (Livermore, CA); Reynolds, John G. (San Ramon, CA)

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Highlights - 2014  

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

weapons as they age or are subjected to the immense pressures and temperatures of a thermonuclear explosion. By providing experimental data to compare to computer models of...

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BIG GREEN SUV'S  

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

'BIG GREEN SUVS' 'BIG GREEN SUVS' JESSICA SHEA CHOKSEY: Over the last couple of years, sales of full-size SUVs have been feeling a double punch of unstable gas prices, and a growing concern that their less than spectacular fuel economy is hurting the environment. But now, General Motors hopes to take the pain out of buying big. Waving the Green flag, GM is ready to offer consumers two full-size SUV hybrids, the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and the GMC Yukon Hybrid. Using GM's "Two-Mode Full Hybrid" system, derived from its transit buses, these big-UTES are designed to maximize fuel savings for both urban and rural lifestyles. Like the typical gas-electric hybrid vehicle, the Tahoe and Yukon hybrids will enjoy a substantial boost in mileage in stop-and-go city driving. That means they can start off

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Nuclear Explosive Safety  

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

The directive establishes specific nuclear explosive safety (NES) program requirements to implement the DOE NES standards and other NES criteria for routine and planned nuclear explosive operations. Cancels DOE O 452.2B. Canceled by DOE O 452.2D.

2006-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosively pumped laser light  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A single shot laser pumped by detonation of an explosive in a shell casing. The shock wave from detonation of the explosive causes a rare gas to luminesce. The high intensity light from the gas enters a lasing medium, which thereafter outputs a pulse of laser light to disable optical sensors and personnel.

Piltch, Martin S. (Los Alamos, NM); Michelotti, Roy A. (Los Alamos, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Non-detonable explosive simulators  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules. 5 figs.

Simpson, R.L.; Pruneda, C.O.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

Non-detonable explosive simulators  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules.

Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Pruneda, Cesar O. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Big Bend sees big environmental push  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The 1800 MW Big Bend Power Station is a coal-fired facility in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA owned by Tampa Electric. It has four pulverized coal- fired steam units equipped with FGD scrubbers and electrostatic precipitators. Currently the addition of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems is under consideration. The Unit 4 SCR retrofit was completed in June 2007; the remaining three systems are scheduled for completion by 2010. Boiler draft systems will be modified to a balance draft design to accommodate the increased pressure drop of the new systems. 3-D computer models were developed to determine constructability due to the tight clearance at the site. 1 photo.

Blankinship, S.

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

58

Lithium niobate explosion monitor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Monitoring explosive devices is accomplished with a substantially z-cut lithium niobate crystal in abutment with the explosive device. Upon impact by a shock wave from detonation of the explosive device, the crystal emits a current pulse prior to destruction of the crystal. The current pulse is detected by a current viewing transformer and recorded as a function of time in nanoseconds. In order to self-check the crystal, the crystal has a chromium film resistor deposited thereon which may be heated by a current pulse prior to detonation. This generates a charge which is detected by a charge amplifier. 8 figs.

Bundy, C.H.; Graham, R.A.; Kuehn, S.F.; Precit, R.R.; Rogers, M.S.

1990-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

59

Lithium niobate explosion monitor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Monitoring explosive devices is accomplished with a substantially z-cut lithium niobate crystal in abutment with the explosive device. Upon impact by a shock wave from detonation of the explosive device, the crystal emits a current pulse prior to destruction of the crystal. The current pulse is detected by a current viewing transformer and recorded as a function of time in nanoseconds. In order to self-check the crystal, the crystal has a chromium film resistor deposited thereon which may be heated by a current pulse prior to detonation. This generates a charge which is detected by a charge amplifier.

Bundy, Charles H. (Clearwater, FL); Graham, Robert A. (Los Lunas, NM); Kuehn, Stephen F. (Albuquerque, NM); Precit, Richard R. (Albuquerque, NM); Rogers, Michael S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Big Questions: Missing Antimatter  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Einstein's equation E = mc2 is often said to mean that energy can be converted into matter. More accurately, energy can be converted to matter and antimatter. During the first moments of the Big Bang, the universe was smaller, hotter and energy was everywhere. As the universe expanded and cooled, the energy converted into matter and antimatter. According to our best understanding, these two substances should have been created in equal quantities. However when we look out into the cosmos we see only matter and no antimatter. The absence of antimatter is one of the Big Mysteries of modern physics. In this video, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln explains the problem, although doesn't answer it. The answer, as in all Big Mysteries, is still unknown and one of the leading research topics of contemporary science.

Lincoln, Don

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Idaho Explosives Detection System  

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The Idaho Explosives Detection System was developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to respond to threats imposed by delivery trucks potentially carrying explosives into military bases. A full-scale prototype system has been built and is currently undergoing testing. The system consists of two racks, one on each side of a subject vehicle. Each rack includes a neutron generator and an array of NaI detectors. The two neutron generators are pulsed and synchronized. A laptop computer controls the entire system. The control software is easily operable by minimally trained staff. The system was developed to detect explosives in a medium size truck within a 5-min measurement time. System performance was successfully demonstrated with explosives at the INL in June 2004 and at Andrews Air Force Base in July 2004.

Edward L. Reber; Larry G. Blackwood; Andrew J. Edwards; J. Keith Jewell; Kenneth W. Rohde; Edward H. Seabury; Jeffery B. Klinger

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Explosive Detection Program  

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

To standardize and accelerate implementation of the Department of Energy (DOE) explosive detection program. DOE N 251.40, dated 5/3/01, extends this directive until 12/31/01.

2000-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

63

Idaho Explosive Detection System  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Learn how INL researchers are making the world safer by developing an explosives detection system that can inspect cargo. For more information about INL security research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory

Klinger, Jeff

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

64

Nuclear Explosive Safety  

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

The directive provides supplemental details to support the requirements of DOE O 452.2C, Nuclear Explosive Safety, dated 6-12-06. Canceled by DOE M 452.2-1A.

2006-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

65

Idaho Explosive Detection System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Learn how INL researchers are making the world safer by developing an explosives detection system that can inspect cargo. For more information about INL security research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory

Klinger, Jeff

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Explosion suppression system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosion suppression system and triggering apparatus therefor are provided for quenching gas and dust explosions. An electrically actuated suppression mechanism which dispenses an extinguishing agent into the path ahead of the propagating flame is actuated by a triggering device which is light powered. This triggering device is located upstream of the propagating flame and converts light from the flame to an electrical actuation signal. A pressure arming device electrically connects the triggering device to the suppression device only when the explosion is sensed by a further characteristic thereof beside the flame such as the pioneer pressure wave. The light powered triggering device includes a solar panel which is disposed in the path of the explosion and oriented between horizontally downward and vertical. Testing mechanisms are also preferably provided to test the operation of the solar panel and detonator as well as the pressure arming mechanism.

Sapko, Michael J. (Finleyville, PA); Cortese, Robert A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Big Data, Big Impact: New Possibilities for International Development  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

0 Big Data, Big Impact: New Possibilities for International Development #12;1 Executive Summary for harnessing big data. #12;2 Financial Services Data gleaned from mobile money services can provide deep is able to predict the magnitude of a disease outbreak half way around the world. Similarly, an aid agency

Chen, Keh-Hsun

68

Before the Big Bang  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

The second law of thermodynamics says, in effect, that things get more random as time progresses. Thus, we can deduce that the beginning of the universe - the Big Bang - must have been an extraordinarily precisely organized state. What was the nature of this state? How can such a special state have come about? In Penrose's talk, a novel explanation is suggested.

Roger Penrose

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

ENGINEERING BIG IMPACT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

--like sustainability, security, materials, health, and energy. MSU partners with national labs, Fortune 500 companies develop ideas for my dissertation project. ALOK WATVE, Doctoral Student, Computer Science #12;BIG FUTURE, behavior, security, health, gender, ethics, humanities, or the social sciences. If you are interested

70

Your Resources: Big Data  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......stakeholders a process to review and correct information...Big data privacy standards The development...security and privacy standards for companies...memory, data mining, and probability...What's your plan? This article...of a successful plan, including making...process, based on a review of a diverse selection......

Helen Wilcox

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Before the Big Bang  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The second law of thermodynamics says, in effect, that things get more random as time progresses. Thus, we can deduce that the beginning of the universe - the Big Bang - must have been an extraordinarily precisely organized state. What was the nature of this state? How can such a special state have come about? In Penrose's talk, a novel explanation is suggested.

Roger Penrose

2007-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

72

Non-detonable and non-explosive explosive simulators  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable or explodable is disclosed. The simulator is a combination of an explosive material with an inert material, either in a matrix or as a coating, where the explosive has a high surface ratio but small volume ratio. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs, calibrating analytical instruments which are sensitive to either vapor or elemental composition, or other applications where the hazards associated with explosives is undesirable but where chemical and/or elemental equivalence is required. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques. A first method involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and a second method involves coating inert substrates with thin layers of explosive. 11 figs.

Simpson, R.L.; Pruneda, C.O.

1997-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

73

Non-detonable and non-explosive explosive simulators  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable or explodable. The simulator is a combination of an explosive material with an inert material, either in a matrix or as a coating, where the explosive has a high surface ratio but small volume ratio. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs, calibrating analytical instruments which are sensitive to either vapor or elemental composition, or other applications where the hazards associated with explosives is undesirable but where chemical and/or elemental equivalence is required. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques. A first method involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and a second method involves coating inert substrates with thin layers of explosive.

Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Pruneda, Cesar O. (Livermore, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Securing Infrastructure from High Explosive Threats  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is working with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, the Transportation Security Administration, and several infrastructure partners to characterize and help mitigate principal structural vulnerabilities to explosive threats. Given the importance of infrastructure to the nation's security and economy, there is a clear need for applied research and analyses (1) to improve understanding of the vulnerabilities of these systems to explosive threats and (2) to provide decision makers with time-critical technical assistance concerning countermeasure and mitigation options. Fully-coupled high performance calculations of structural response to ideal and non-ideal explosives help bound and quantify specific critical vulnerabilities, and help identify possible corrective schemes. Experimental validation of modeling approaches and methodologies builds confidence in the prediction, while advanced stochastic techniques allow for optimal use of scarce computational resources to efficiently provide infrastructure owners and decision makers with timely analyses.

Glascoe, L; Noble, C; Reynolds, J; Kuhl, A; Morris, J

2009-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

75

Experiments Upon the Explosions of Hydrocarbon Mixtures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of such experiments* B. Reference to previous experimental work. C* Object of present s e r i e s of experiments. (See plan of experiments.) a. Heat produced by explosion of H~C mixture. b. Duration of pressure. c .Rate of combustion and explosion. d. E f f e... as possible the heat produced by the explosion under c e r t a i n conditions. I t i s true that the t o t a l amount of heat / developed may be c a l c u l a t e d matematically i f s u f f i c i e n t data i s a v a i l a b l e , but i t i s also true...

Stone, Fred

1904-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Research on Characteristic Parameters of Coal-dust Explosion  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The parameters of explosive characteristics of the coal-dust are assessed systematically with the test device of minimum ignition temperature of dust clouds and 20L sphere explosion test units. The minimum ignition temperature of dust is a main safety index when handling combustible dusts in industrial production, and while hazard evaluation, the maximum explosion pressure and the explosion index are key parameters. Five kinds of coal-dust with different particle diameters were tested in order to determine the temperature sensitivity and the ferocity under the given conditions, which can be used as the criteria to classify dust explosion hazards. The experiment results indicate that the minimum ignition temperature of coal-dust cloud reduces with the decrease of particle diameter under temperature of (2935) K and powder spraying pressure of 0.08MPa, and when the particle size reduces to (25-48) ?m, the minimum ignition temperature is between (793-803)K; Besides that, the results can also show that minimum explosive concentration of coal-dust cloud is between 20 gm-3 and 30 gm-3under temperature of (2935) K, powder spraying pressure of 2MPa and ignition energy of 10kJ, the maximum explosion pressure is 0.45MPa and the maximum explosion index is 11.14 MPams-1, which classifies coal-dust explosion hazards to Level I. The conclusions drawn from the experimental results are of great significance to the safe application of these combustible substances.

Weiguo Cao; Liyuan Huang; Jianxin Zhang; Sen Xu; Shanshan Qiu; Feng Pan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Explosively separable casing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosively separable casing including a cylindrical afterbody and a circular cover for one end of the afterbody is disclosed. The afterbody has a cylindrical tongue extending longitudinally from one end which is matingly received in a corresponding groove in the cover. The groove is sized to provide a pocket between the end of the tongue and the remainder of the groove so that an explosive can be located therein. A seal is also provided between the tongue and the groove for sealing the pocket from the atmosphere. A frangible holding device is utilized to hold the cover to the afterbody. When the explosive is ignited, the increase in pressure in the pocket causes the cover to be accelerated away from the afterbody. Preferably, the inner wall of the afterbody is in the same plane as the inner wall of the tongue to provide a maximum space for storage in the afterbody and the side wall of the cover is thicker than the side wall of the afterbody so as to provide a sufficiently strong surrounding portion for the pocket in which the explosion takes place. The detonator for the explosive is also located on the cover and is carried away with the cover during separation. The seal is preferably located at the longitudinal end of the tongue and has a chevron cross section.

Jacobson, Albin K. (Albuquerque, NM); Rychnovsky, Raymond E. (Livermore, CA); Visbeck, Cornelius N. (Livermore, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Explosive Synchronization is Discontinuous  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Spontaneous explosive is an abrupt transition to collective behavior taking place in heterogeneous networks when the frequencies of the nodes are positively correlated to the node degree. This explosive transition was conjectured to be discontinuous. Indeed, numerical investigations reveal a hysteresis behavior associated with the transition. Here, we analyze explosive synchronization in star graphs. We show that in the thermodynamic limit the transition to (and out) collective behavior is indeed discontinuous. The discontinuous nature of the transition is related to the nonlinear behavior of the order parameter, which in the thermodynamic limit exhibits multiple fixed points. Moreover, we unravel the hysteresis behavior in terms of the graph parameters. Our numerical results show that finite size graphs are well described by our predictions.

Vladimir Vlasov; Yong Zou; Tiago Pereira

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

79

explosion: Role of hydrogen thermonuclear explosion in support of cometary hypothesis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

deuteron fusion rates and that a thermonuclear explosion may compete with a thermo-chemical explosion

Y. E. Kim

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Microcantilever detector for explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods and apparatus for detecting the presence of explosives by analyzing a vapor sample from the suspect vicinity utilize at least one microcantilever. Explosive gas molecules which have been adsorbed onto the microcantilever are subsequently heated to cause combustion. Heat, along with momentum transfer from combustion, causes bending and a transient resonance response of the microcantilever which may be detected by a laser diode which is focused on the microcantilever and a photodetector which detects deflection of the reflected laser beam caused by heat-induced deflection and resonance response of the microcantilever. 2 figs.

Thundat, T.G.

1999-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Nuclear Explosive Safety Evaluation Processes  

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

This Manual provides supplemental details to support the nuclear explosive safety evaluation requirement of DOE O 452.2D, Nuclear Explosive Safety. Does not cancel other directives. Admin Chg 1, 7-10-13.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

82

Ethylene Oxide Explosions  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... THE occasional occurrence of ethylene oxide explosions during the fumigation of dried fruit has led us to undertake a detailed ... yielded results somewhat like those for acetaldehyde1,2.. Cool flames can be initiated in ethylene oxide air mixtures in the neighbourhood of 330 C. at atmospheric pressure. ...

J. H. BURGOYNE; F. A. BURDEN

1948-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

83

Nuclear Explosive Safety Manual  

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

This Department of Energy (DOE) Manual provides supplemental details on selected topics to support the requirements of DOE O 452.2D, Nuclear Explosive Safety, dated 4/14/09. Cancels DOE M 452.2-1. Admin Chg 1, dated 7-10-13, cancels DOE M 452.2-1A.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

84

Cost Controls Pay Off Big  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Cost Controls Pay Off Big ... Biggest plus was the general improvement in the economy; but to this must be added successful efforts by industry to control costs. ...

1959-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

85

Big Crunch-based omnidirectional light concentrators  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Omnidirectional light concentration remains an unsolved problem despite such important practical applications as design of efficient mobile photovoltaic cells. Optical black hole designs developed recently offer partial solution to this problem. However, even these solutions are not truly omnidirectional since they do not exhibit a horizon, and at large enough incidence angles light may be trapped into quasi-stationary orbits around such imperfect optical black holes. Here we propose and realize experimentally another gravity-inspired design of a broadband omnidirectional light concentrator based on the cosmological Big Crunch solutions. By mimicking the Big Crunch spacetime via corresponding effective optical metric we make sure that every photon world line terminates in a single point.

Igor I. Smolyaninov; Yu-Ju Hung

2014-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

86

Debunking Six Big Myths about Nuclear Weapons  

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

Debunking Six Big Myths about Nuclear Weapons National Security Science Latest Issue:December 2014 All Issues submit Debunking Six Big Myths about Nuclear Weapons Is it true...

87

BigFoot  

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

216 216 BigFoot Characterizing Land Cover, LAI, and NPP at the Landscape Scale for EOS/MODIS Validation Field Manual Version 2.1 ORNL/TM-1999/216 Environmental Sciences Division BIGFOOT FIELD MANUAL VERSION 2.1 John L. Campbell Department of Forest Ecology and Management University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 jlcampb1@students.wisc.edu Sean Burrows Department of Forest Ecology and Management University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 burrows@calshp.cals.wisc.edu Stith Tom Gower Department of Forest Ecology and Management University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 stgower@facstaff.wisc.edu Warren B. Cohen Forest Science Department, Oregon State University c/o USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, OR 97331 cohenw@ccmail.orst.edu Environmental Sciences Division

88

Explosive Waste Treatment Facility  

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

106 106 Environment a 1 Assessment for th.e Explosive Waste Treatment Facility at Site 300 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory MASTER November 1995 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Washington, DOC. 20585 Portions of this document maly be illegible in electronic image products. Images are produced from the best available original document. Table of Contents 1 . 0 2.0 3 . 0 4.0 5 . 0 6.0 7 . 0 8 . 0 Document Summary .............................................................. 1 Purpose and Need for Agency Action ............................................. 3 Description of the Proposed Action and Alternatives ............................ 4 3.1.1 Location ............................................................. 4

89

Zirconium hydride containing explosive composition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved explosive composition is disclosed and comprises a major portion of an explosive having a detonation velocity between about 1500 and 10,000 meters per second and a minor amount of a donor additive comprising a non-explosive compound or mixture of non-explosive compounds which when subjected to an energy fluence of 1000 calories/cm.sup.2 or less is capable of releasing free radicals each having a molecular weight between 1 and 120. Exemplary donor additives are dibasic acids, polyamines and metal hydrides.

Walker, Franklin E. (18 Shadow Oak Rd., Danville, CA 94526); Wasley, Richard J. (4290 Colgate Way, Livermore, CA 94550)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Explosive scabbling of structural materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A new approach to scabbling of surfaces of structural materials is disclosed. A layer of mildly energetic explosive composition is applied to the surface to be scabbled. The explosive composition is then detonated, rubbleizing the surface. Explosive compositions used must sustain a detonation front along the surface to which it is applied and conform closely to the surface being scabbled. Suitable explosive compositions exist which are stable under handling, easy to apply, easy to transport, have limited toxicity, and can be reliably detonated using conventional techniques.

Bickes, Jr., Robert W. (Albuquerque, NM); Bonzon, Lloyd L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Low voltage nonprimary explosive detonator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A low voltage, electrically actuated, nonprimary explosive detonator is disclosed wherein said detonation is achieved by means of an explosive train in which a deflagration-to-detonation transition is made to occur. The explosive train is confined within a cylindrical body and positioned adjacent to low voltage ignition means have electrical leads extending outwardly from the cylindrical confining body. Application of a low voltage current to the electrical leads ignites a self-sustained deflagration in a donor portion of the explosive train which then is made to undergo a transition to detonation further down the train.

Dinegar, Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM); Kirkham, John (Newbury, GB2)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Detonation of nanosized explosive: New mechanistic model for nanodiamond formation  

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Abstract While nanodiamonds are synthesized by detonation of microstructured explosives since 50years ago, we developed a novel approach to synthesize these particles by using nanostructured explosives. This new synthesis method leads to novel results not only in the control of the size, but also in the understanding of the nanodiamond synthesis and the detonation mechanisms. The use of explosive particles with size down to 40nm results in the formation of detonation nanodiamonds with a mean size of 2.8nm. In the light of these experiments, a model based on the size of the material involved during the detonation process has been developed to explain the size of the obtained nanodiamond. According to hypotheses based on the number of the nanodiamond nucleation sites, the experimental results are in favor of a decrease in the size of the nanodiamonds formed when the size of the explosive particles used during detonation is decreased.

V. Pichot; M. Comet; B. Risse; D. Spitzer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Big Picture 19912012 other industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

% Academic 49% Research 8% Consulting 11% Finance 12% other industry 20% Where are the ORC Ph.D. graduates Semiconductors Lincoln Vale NonAcademic Jobs Small Firms Big Firms ORC Alumni Startups Academic 49% Research 8

94

Big Bang Darkleosynthesis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In a popular class of models, dark matter comprises an asymmetric population of composite particles with short range interactions arising from a confined nonabelian gauge group. We show that coupling this sector to a well-motivated light mediator particle yields efficient darkleosynthesis, a dark-sector version of big-bang nucleosynthesis (BBN), in generic regions of parameter space. Dark matter self-interaction bounds typically require the confinement scale to be above \\Lambda_{QCD}, which generically yields large (>>MeV/dark-nucleon) binding energies. These bounds further suggest the mediator is relatively weakly coupled, so repulsive forces between dark-sector nuclei are much weaker than coulomb repulsion between standard-model nuclei, which results in an exponential barrier-tunneling enhancement over standard BBN. Thus, dark nuclei are easier to make and harder to break than visible species with comparable mass numbers. This process can efficiently yield a dominant population of states with masses significantly greater than the confinement scale and, in contrast to dark matter that is a fundamental particle, may allow the dominant form of dark matter to have high spin > 3/2.

Gordan Krnjaic; Kris Sigurdson

2014-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

95

Radiography used to image thermal explosions  

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Radiography used to image thermal explosions Radiography used to image thermal explosions Radiography used to image thermal explosions Researchers have gained an understanding of the mechanism of thermal explosions and have created a model capturing the stages of the explosion. October 9, 2012 Tabletop X-ray radiography of a thermal explosion. Tabletop X-ray radiography of a thermal explosion. Researchers have gained an understanding of the mechanism of thermal explosions and have created a model capturing the stages of the explosion. Proton radiography (pRad) at LANSCE imaged thermal explosions at high speeds to provide a real-time look at how an explosion unfolds and releases its energy. Specifically, it is important to know the range of temperature over which ignition may occur and the subsequent power of the explosion.

96

Nuclear Explosive Safety Evaluation Processes  

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

This Manual provides supplemental details to support the nuclear explosive safety (NES) evaluation requirement of Department of Energy (DOE) Order (O) 452.2D, Nuclear Explosive Safety, dated 4/14/09. Admin Chg 1, dated 7-10-13, cancels DOE M 452.2-2.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

97

Cotton Gin Dust Explosibility Determinations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

personnel listed dust found in cotton gins, or gin dust, fueled two explosions in the past. OSHA is required by law to regulate facilities handling explosible dusts to provide a safe working environment for employees. The dust handling facilities must test...

Vanderlick, Francis Jerome

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

98

( 'tams Dlvllan LSPE EXPLOSIVE PACKAGE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

requirement from a thermal standpoint is that the thermal battery and safe-arm timers be at 40°F minimum and thermal battery timers be at +40°F minimum operating temperature immediately at the time of treir~ ( ·'tams Dlvl·lan LSPE EXPLOSIVE PACKAGE STOWAGE THERMAL CONSTRAINTS LSPE EXPLOSIVE PACKAGE

Rathbun, Julie A.

99

Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

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

The Order defines the Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program, which was established to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives.

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

100

Shock desensitizing of solid explosive  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Solid explosive can be desensitized by a shock wave too weak to initiate it promptly, and desensitized explosive does not react although its chemical composition is almost unchanged. A strong second shock does not cause reaction until it overtakes the first shock. The first shock, if it is strong enough, accelerates very slowly at first, and then more rapidly as detonation approaches. These facts suggest that there are two competing reactions. One is the usual explosive goes to products with the release of energy, and the other is explosive goes to dead explosive with no chemical change and no energy release. The first reaction rate is very sensitive to the local state, and the second is only weakly so. At low pressure very little energy is released and the change to dead explosive dominates. At high pressure, quite the other way, most of the explosive goes to products. Numerous experiments in both the initiation and the full detonation regimes are discussed and compared in testing these ideas.

Davis, William C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Sublimation rates of explosive materials : method development and initial results.  

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Vapor detection of explosives continues to be a technological basis for security applications. This study began experimental work to measure the chemical emanation rates of pure explosive materials as a basis for determining emanation rates of security threats containing explosives. Sublimation rates for TNT were determined with thermo gravimetric analysis using two different techniques. Data were compared with other literature values to provide sublimation rates from 25 to 70 C. The enthalpy of sublimation for the combined data was found to be 115 kJ/mol, which corresponds well with previously reported data from vapor pressure determinations. A simple Gaussian atmospheric dispersion model was used to estimate downrange concentrations based on continuous, steady-state conditions at 20, 45 and 62 C for a nominal exposed block of TNT under low wind conditions. Recommendations are made for extension of the experimental vapor emanation rate determinations and development of turbulent flow computational fluid dynamics based atmospheric dispersion estimates of standoff vapor concentrations.

Phelan, James M.; Patton, Robert Thomas

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Donor free radical explosive composition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved explosive composition is disclosed and comprises a major portion of an explosive having a detonation velocity between about 1500 and 10,000 meters per second and a minor amount of a donor additive comprising an organic compound or mixture of organic compounds capable of releasing low molecular weight free radicals or ions under mechanical or electrical shock conditions and which is not an explosive, or an inorganic compound or mixture of inorganic compounds capable of releasing low molecular weight free radicals or ions under mechanical or electrical shock conditions and selected from ammonium or alkali metal persulfates.

Walker, Franklin E. [15 Way Points Rd., Danville, CA 94526; Wasley, Richard J. [4290 Colgate Way, Livermore, CA 94550

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

EA-1106: Explosive Waste Treatment Facility at Site 300, Lawrence Livermore  

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

106: Explosive Waste Treatment Facility at Site 300, Lawrence 106: Explosive Waste Treatment Facility at Site 300, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, San Joaquin County, California EA-1106: Explosive Waste Treatment Facility at Site 300, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, San Joaquin County, California SUMMARY This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposal to build, permit, and operate the Explosive Waste Treatment Facility to treat explosive waste at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Experimental Test Site, Site 300. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD April 16, 1996 EA-1106: Finding of No Significant Impact Explosive Waste Treatment Facility at Site 300, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory April 16, 1996

104

Calculations on seismic coupling of underground explosions in salt  

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This report details the results of a theoretical study of seismic coupling and decoupling of underground explosions in a salt medium. A series of chemical and nuclear explosions was carried out years ago in salt domes for the Cowboy and the Dribble programs to provide experimental data on seismic coupling for both tamped explosions and explosions in cavities. The Cowboy program consisted of a series of chemical explosions, and the Dribble program consisted of the tamped nuclear Salmon event, the Sterling nuclear event in the Salmon cavity, and an associated site calibration effort. This report presents the results of extensive computer calculations, which are in satisfactory agreement with the experimental data. The calculations were extended to give general results on seismic coupling in salt. The measure of seismic coupling for most of this work was the residual reduced displacement potential (residual RDP). The decoupling associated with a shot in a cavity was expressed as the ratio of the resulting residual RDP to that of an equal-sized tamped shot.

Heusinkveld, M.E.

1981-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

105

Detonation probabilities of high explosives  

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The probability of a high explosive violent reaction (HEVR) following various events is an extremely important aspect of estimating accident-sequence frequency for nuclear weapons dismantlement. In this paper, we describe the development of response curves for insults to PBX 9404, a conventional high-performance explosive used in US weapons. The insults during dismantlement include drops of high explosive (HE), strikes of tools and components on HE, and abrasion of the explosive. In the case of drops, we combine available test data on HEVRs and the results of flooring certification tests to estimate the HEVR probability. For other insults, it was necessary to use expert opinion. We describe the expert solicitation process and the methods used to consolidate the responses. The HEVR probabilities obtained from both approaches are compared.

Eisenhawer, S.W.; Bott, T.F.; Bement, T.R.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Explosive plane-wave lens  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosive plane-wave air lens which enables a spherical wave form to be converted to a planar wave without the need to specially machine or shape explosive materials is described. A disc-shaped impactor having a greater thickness at its center than around its periphery is used to convert the spherical wave into a plane wave. When the wave reaches the impactor, the center of the impactor moves first because the spherical wave reaches the center of the impactor first. The wave strikes the impactor later in time as one moves radially along the impactor. Because the impactor is thinner as one moves radially outward, the velocity of the impactor is greater at the periphery than at the center. An acceptor explosive is positioned so that the impactor strikes the acceptor simultaneously. Consequently, a plane detonation wave is propagated through the acceptor explosive. 4 figs.

Marsh, S.P.

1988-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

107

Explosive plane-wave lens  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosive plane-wave air lens which enables a spherical wave form to be converted to a planar wave without the need to specially machine or shape explosive materials is described. A disc-shaped impactor having a greater thickness at its center than around its periphery is used to convert the spherical wave into a plane wave. When the wave reaches the impactor, the center of the impactor moves first because the spherical wave reaches the center of the impactor first. The wave strikes the impactor later in time as one moves radially along the impactor. Because the impactor is thinner as one moves radially outward, the velocity of the impactor is greater at the periphery than at the center. An acceptor explosive is positioned so that the impactor strikes the acceptor simultaneously. Consequently, a plane detonation wave is propagated through the acceptor explosive. 3 figs., 3 tabs.

Marsh, S.P.

1987-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

108

Explosive plane-wave lens  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosive plane-wave air lens which enables a spherical wave form to be converted to a planar wave without the need to specially machine or shape explosive materials is described. A disc-shaped impactor having a greater thickness at its center than around its periphery is used to convert the spherical wave into a plane wave. When the wave reaches the impactor, the center of the impactor moves first because the spherical wave reaches the center of the impactor first. The wave strikes the impactor later in time as one moves radially along the impactor. Because the impactor is thinner as one moves radially outward, the velocity of the impactor is greater at the periphery than at the center. An acceptor explosive is positioned so that the impactor strikes the acceptor simultaneously. Consequently, a plane detonation wave is propagated through the acceptor explosive.

Marsh, Stanley P. (Los Alamos, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

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

All nuclear explosives and nuclear explosive operations require special safety, security, and use control consideration because of the potentially unacceptable consequences of an accident or unauthorized act; therefore, a Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program is established to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives.

2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

110

UCID-20974 Spherical Explosions  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

what effect the water EOS has on the system. Experimental Data Primary data are the bubble radius-time record from the streak camera. This record lasts about 920 p s and can be...

111

Design of a hypersonic waterjet apparatus driven by high explosives  

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The design and construction of a hypersonic waterjet apparatus is described. Jet velocities from 0.5 to 5 km/s have been achieved using a high explosive charge. Images are obtained in situ on various target substrates using a high-speed framing camera. Experimental results are shown for the impact of high velocity waterjets on propellants and high explosive samples. By observing the impact of the waterjet at a wide range of velocities a safety threshold can be determined where no reaction takes place.

Weeks, Brandon L.; Klosterman, John; Worsey, Paul N.

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Big Data and Patient Care  

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......It would be na ve to think political will can reverse decades of...hospital performance and at risk patients. To truly transform...trends across a population, at risks groups can be identified and...from undermining the case for investment in big data technology, budget......

Justin Whatling

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Big Things from Small Beginnings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Slide Presentation given by D. Bullen on behalf of Peter S. Winokur, Ph.D., Chairman Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board; prepared by D. Bullen, D. Owen, J. MacSleyne, and D. Minnema. Big Things from Small Beginnings. How seemingly unimportant situations can lead to significant, undesirable events.

114

Computed tomography on small explosive parts  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We have investigated three small explosive parts for the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas using computed tomography (CT). A medium resolution, fan beam system was used to test imaging capabilities for small holes drilled into one of the parts, and to identify any inhomogeneities, cracks, voids, and inclusions if present in the other two parts. This system provides volumetric imaging. Its information is qualitative in that is allows us to see interior features but it cannot provide quantitative attenuation data. A second part of the investigation was to perform effective atomic number computed tomography on the parts using energy dispersive spectroscopy methods. We wanted to experimentally identify the {open_quotes}average{close_quotes} chemical composition of the materials in the explosive and its shell and to detect any possible inhomogeneities in composition. A single beam, nuclear spectroscopy based system was used for this work. The radiation source was a silver anode x-ray tube. By measuring x-ray attenuation at specific energies (characteristic lines and narrow bands of continuum) we are able to quantitatively determine linear attenuation coefficients. By using ratios of such measurements, density cancels out and we effectively have ratios of mass attenuation coefficients. Through a look-up scheme of mass attenuation coefficients for different elements, we can determine the weighted average chemical composition, as averaged by x-ray attenuation. We call this averaged composition the effective atomic number ({open_quotes}Z{sub eff}{close_quotes}). We thereby obtain cross sectional images of a parameter related to the averaged chemistry of the object. Such images and the underlying data can reveal, for instance, segregation of explosive and binder.

Ryon, R.W.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Insensitive fuze train for high explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A generic insensitive fuze train to initiate insensitive high explosives, such as PBXW-124 is described. The insensitive fuze train uses a slapper foil to initiate sub-gram quantities of an explosive, such as HNS-IV or PETN. This small amount of explosive drives a larger metal slapper onto a booster charge of an insensitive explosive, such as UF-TATB. The booster charge initiates a larger charge of an explosive, such as LX-17, which in turn, initiates the insensitive high explosive, such as PBXW-124. 3 figures.

Cutting, J.L.; Lee, R.S.; Von Holle, W.G.

1994-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

116

Insensitive fuze train for high explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A generic insensitive fuze train to initiate insensitive high explosives, such as PBXW-124. The insensitive fuze train uses a slapper foil to initiate sub-gram quantities of an explosive, such as HNS-IV or PETN. This small amount of explosive drives a larger metal slapper onto a booster charge of an insensitive explosive, such as UF-TATB. The booster charge initiates a larger charge of an explosive, such as LX-17, which in turn, initiates the insensitive high explosive, such as PBXW-124.

Cutting, Jack L. (Livermore, CA); Lee, Ronald S. (Livermore, CA); Von Holle, William G. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Spectroscopic studies of detonating heterogeneous explosives. [HNS  

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The experimental objectives of this work are to use real-time spectroscopic techniques, emission spectroscopy and Raman spectra to monitor chemical and physical changes in shock-loaded or detonating high explosive (HE) samples. The investigators hope to identify chemical species including any transient intermediates. Also, they wish to determine the physical state of the material when the reactions are taking place; measure the temperature and the pressure; and study the effect of different initiation parameters and bulk properties of the explosive material. This work is just part of the effort undertaken to gain information on the detailed chemistry involved in initiation and detonation. In summary, the investigators have obtained vibrational temperatures of some small radical products of detonation, which may correlate with the detonation temperature. They have also observed that NO/sub 2/ is an early product from detonating HNS and RDX, and that other electronically excited radical species such as CN(B) are formed in HNS detonations. In the Raman work, the single-pulse spectra could be obtained even in the severe environment of a detonation, and that the rate of removal of the parent molecule could be monitored. 2 refs., 6 figs.

Renlund, A.M.; Trott, W.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

The Use of Safety Explosives in Mines  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... England Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 1888, to investigate and report upon the subject of flameless explosives in relation to their degree of safety in mines. Experiments with various explosives ...

1894-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

119

Detonation Phenomena in Homogeneous Explosives  

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... In considering the effect of the container on the detonation of an explosive charge, the natural impulse is to look for an interpretati9n of ... is usually meant the resistance offered by the envelope to the lateral expansion of the detonation products. It is known, however, that the initial mass movement of the pro- ...

ELWYN JONES

1956-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

120

Turbulent Combustion in SDF Explosions  

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A heterogeneous continuum model is proposed to describe the dispersion and combustion of an aluminum particle cloud in an explosion. It combines the gas-dynamic conservation laws for the gas phase with a continuum model for the dispersed phase, as formulated by Nigmatulin. Inter-phase mass, momentum and energy exchange are prescribed by phenomenological models. It incorporates a combustion model based on the mass conservation laws for fuel, air and products; source/sink terms are treated in the fast-chemistry limit appropriate for such gasdynamic fields, along with a model for mass transfer from the particle phase to the gas. The model takes into account both the afterburning of the detonation products of the C-4 booster with air, and the combustion of the Al particles with air. The model equations were integrated by high-order Godunov schemes for both the gas and particle phases. Numerical simulations of the explosion fields from 1.5-g Shock-Dispersed-Fuel (SDF) charge in a 6.6 liter calorimeter were used to validate the combustion model. Then the model was applied to 10-kg Al-SDF explosions in a an unconfined height-of-burst explosion. Computed pressure histories are compared with measured waveforms. Differences are caused by physical-chemical kinetic effects of particle combustion which induce ignition delays in the initial reactive blast wave and quenching of reactions at late times. Current simulations give initial insights into such modeling issues.

Kuhl, A L; Bell, J B; Beckner, V E

2009-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Removing High Explosives from Groundwater  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. In an initiative supported by EM, Los Alamos National Laboratorys Corrective Actions Program is addressing high explosive contamination in surface water and groundwater at a location this summer in the forests surrounding the laboratory.

122

Safety of Nuclear Explosive Operations  

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

This directive establishes responsibilities and requirements to ensure the safety of routine and planned nuclear explosive operations and associated activities and facilities. Cancels DOE O 452.2A and DOE G 452.2A-1A. Canceled by DOE O 452.2C.

2001-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

123

Geschichte der Explosivstoffe The Manufacture of Explosives  

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... in mining operations black powder is being gradually ousted in favour of the so-called flameless explosives.

H.

1896-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

124

Thermoelectric Bulk Materials from the Explosive Consolidation...  

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

explosively consolidating nanopowders to yield fully dense, consolidated, nanostructured thermoelectric material nemir.pdf More Documents & Publications Enhancing the...

125

Teleseismic observations of aftershocks immediately following an underground explosion  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......at least one explosion (the Nevada Test Site explosion, Greeley) commenced...among mall magnitude events on Nevada test site, Geophys. J. R. astr. Soc...at least one explosion (the Nevada Test Site explosion, Greeley) commenced......

A. Douglas

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

The hybrid big bang-big crunch method for solving crystal structure from powder diffraction data  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The big bang-big crunch optimization method has been revised, combined with the simulated annealing technique and implemented in the latest version of the EXPO program for solving crystal structure from powder diffraction data.

Altomare, A.

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

127

Big Bend-Witten Transmission Line Project  

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

Big Bend-Witten Transmission Line Project The Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), has prepared a draft environmental...

128

Big Tree Climate Fund | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Name: Big Tree Climate Fund Place: Boulder, Colorado Zip: 80307 Sector: Carbon Product: Finances clean energy and carbon reduction projects through customers who buy RECs and VERs...

129

Big Efficieny for Small Manufacturing  

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Big Efficiency for Small Manufacturing Daniel Trombley American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Presented to: Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA May 21, 2014 ESL-IE-14-05-10 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial...-Sized Manufacturers http://www.aceee.org/research-report/ie1401 Daniel Trombley dtrombley@aceee.org www.aceee.org ESL-IE-14-05-10 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 ...

Trombley, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Spot test kit for explosives detection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosion tester system comprising a body, a lateral flow membrane swab unit adapted to be removeably connected to the body, a first explosives detecting reagent, a first reagent holder and dispenser operatively connected to the body, the first reagent holder and dispenser containing the first explosives detecting reagent and positioned to deliver the first explosives detecting reagent to the lateral flow membrane swab unit when the lateral flow membrane swab unit is connected to the body, a second explosives detecting reagent, and a second reagent holder and dispenser operatively connected to the body, the second reagent holder and dispenser containing the second explosives detecting reagent and positioned to deliver the second explosives detecting reagent to the lateral flow membrane swab unit when the lateral flow membrane swab unit is connected to the body.

Pagoria, Philip F; Whipple, Richard E; Nunes, Peter J; Eckels, Joel Del; Reynolds, John G; Miles, Robin R; Chiarappa-Zucca, Marina L

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

131

Explosives detection system and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of detecting explosives in a vehicle includes providing a first rack on one side of the vehicle, the rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a second rack on another side of the vehicle, the second rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a control system, remote from the first and second racks, coupled to the neutron generators and gamma ray detectors; using the control system, causing the neutron generators to generate neutrons; and performing gamma ray spectroscopy on spectra read by the gamma ray detectors to look for a signature indicative of presence of an explosive. Various apparatus and other methods are also provided.

Reber, Edward L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Jewell, James K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohde, Kenneth W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Seabury, Edward H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Blackwood, Larry G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Edwards, Andrew J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Derr, Kurt W. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

132

Seismic verification of underground explosions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The first nuclear test agreement, the test moratorium, was made in 1958 and lasted until the Soviet Union unilaterally resumed testing in the atmosphere in 1961. It was followed by the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963, which prohibited nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in outer space, and underwater. In 1974 the Threshold Test Ban Treaty (TTBT) was signed, limiting underground tests after March 1976 to a maximum yield of 250 kt. The TTBT was followed by a treaty limiting peaceful nuclear explosions and both the United States and the Soviet Union claim to be abiding by the 150-kt yield limit. A comprehensive test ban treaty (CTBT), prohibiting all testing of nuclear weapons, has also been discussed. However, a verifiable CTBT is a contradiction in terms. No monitoring technology can offer absolute assurance that very-low-yield illicit explosions have not occurred. The verification process, evasion opportunities, and cavity decoupling are discussed in this paper.

Glenn, L.A.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Big Data, Enormous Opportunity Ed Lazowska  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-100 of these machines #12;Regional Scale Nodes of the NSF Ocean Observatories IniFaFve 1000Big Data, Enormous Opportunity Ed Lazowska Bill & Melinda Gates ChairFal · Some non-science examples #12;What is "big data"? Dan Ariely #12;Exponen

Anderson, Richard

134

Astrophysical S-factor for destructive reactions of lithium-7 in big bang nucleosynthesis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

One of the most prominent success with the Big Bang models is the precise reproduction of mass abundance ratio for {sup 4}He. In spite of the success, abundances of lithium isotopes are still inconsistent between observations and their calculated results, which is known as lithium abundance problem. Since the calculations were based on the experimental reaction data together with theoretical estimations, more precise experimental measurements may improve the knowledge of the Big Bang nucleosynthesis. As one of the destruction process of lithium-7, we have performed measurements for the reaction cross sections of the {sup 7}L({sup 3}He,p){sup 9}Be reaction.

Komatsubara, Tetsuro; Kwon, YoungKwan; Moon, JunYoung; Kim, Yong-Kyun [Rare Isotope Science Project, Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Moon, Chang-Bum [Hoseo University, Asan, Chungnam (Korea, Republic of); Ozawa, Akira; Sasa, Kimikazu; Onishi, Takahiro; Yuasa, Toshiaki; Okada, Shunsuke; Saito, Yuta [Division of Physics, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan); Hayakawa, Takehito; Shizuma, Toshiyuki [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Shirakata Shirane, Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan); Kubono, Shigeru [RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama (Japan); Kusakabe, Motohiko [School of Liberal Arts and Science, Korea Aerospace University (Korea, Republic of); Kajino, Toshitaka [National Astronomical Observatory, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo (Japan)

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

135

Prototype explosives-detection system based on nuclear-resonance absorption in nitrogen  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A prototype explosives-detection system (EDS) that was developed for experimental evaluation of a nuclear-resonance absorption technique is described. The major subsystems are a proton accelerator and beam transport, high-temperature proton target, an airline-luggage tomographic inspection station, and an image-processing/detection-alarm subsystem. The detection system performance, based on a limited experimental test, is reported.

Morgado, R.E.; Arnone, G.; Cappiello, C.C.; Gardner, S.D.; Hollas, C.L.; Ussery, L.E.; White, J.M.; Zahrt, J.D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Krauss, R.A. [Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City International Airport, NJ (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

BIG SUN Energy Technology Incorporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

BIG SUN Energy Technology Incorporation Jump to: navigation, search Name: BIG SUN Energy Technology Incorporation Place: Taiwan Zip: 303 Sector: Solar Product: Taiwan-based solar...

137

EA-1671: Big River Substation to Poston Substation 69-Kilovolt...  

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

671: Big River Substation to Poston Substation 69-Kilovolt Transmission Line Project, Arizona and California EA-1671: Big River Substation to Poston Substation 69-Kilovolt...

138

DOE Drives Big Data Push  

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2 Volume 9 Issue 2 2 Volume 9 Issue 2 From YAGS to Planetary Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 DOE Drives Big Data Push . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sweating Small Scale Genomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Future of the DOE JGI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Save the Date for Meeting 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 also in this issue With a record 488 genomics researchers and bioinformaticians sitting in the Marriott Walnut Creek ballroom, New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer opened the DOE Joint Genome Institute's 7th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2012. Sharing his thoughts about being "On the Genome Beat," he informed the audience that he was worn down by seeing news about scientists successfully sequencing yet another genome sequence, and that "maybe some genomes shouldn't be written about." Zimmer's words engaged the audience in a discussion that

139

Big Mysteries: The Higgs Mass  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

With the discovery of what looks to be the Higgs boson, LHC researchers are turning their attention to the next big question, which is the predicted mass of the newly discovered particles. When the effects of quantum mechanics is taken into account, the mass of the Higgs boson should be incredibly high...perhaps upwards of a quadrillion times higher than what was observed. In this video, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln explains how it is that the theory predicts that the mass is so large and gives at least one possible theoretical idea that might solve the problem. Whether the proposed idea is the answer or not, this question must be answered by experiments at the LHC or today's entire theoretical paradigm could be in jeopardy.

Lincoln, Don

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

140

Wireless sensor for detecting explosive material  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Disclosed is a sensor for detecting explosive devices. The sensor includes a ferromagnetic metal and a molecular recognition reagent coupled to the ferromagnetic metal. The molecular recognition reagent is operable to expand upon absorption of vapor from an explosive material such that the molecular recognition reagent changes a tensile stress upon the ferromagnetic metal. The explosive device is detected based on changes in the magnetic switching characteristics of the ferromagnetic metal caused by the tensile stress.

Lamberti, Vincent E; Howell, Jr., Layton N; Mee, David K; Sepaniak, Michael J

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Air Activation Following an Atmospheric Explosion  

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In addition to thermal radiation and fission products, nuclear explosions result in a very high flux of unfissioned neutrons. Within an atmospheric nuclear explosion, these neutrons can activate the various elemental components of natural air, potentially adding to the radioactive signature of the event as a whole. The goal of this work is to make an order-of-magnitude estimate of the total amount of air activation products that can result from an atmospheric nuclear explosion.

Lowrey, Justin D.; McIntyre, Justin I.; Prichard, Andrew W.; Gesh, Christopher J.

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

142

High Explosives Application Facility | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

at the micron scale in its microdetonics laboratory, and utilizing multiple firing tanks for larger scale explosives experiments. No other facility in the world supports such...

143

Method and apparatus for detecting explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus is provided for detecting explosives by thermal imaging. The explosive material is subjected to a high energy wave which can be either a sound wave or an electromagnetic wave which will initiate a chemical reaction in the explosive material which chemical reaction will produce heat. The heat is then sensed by a thermal imaging device which will provide a signal to a computing device which will alert a user of the apparatus to the possibility of an explosive device being present.

Moore, David Steven (Santa Fe, NM)

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

144

Explosives performance key to stockpile stewardship  

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

stewardship A new video shows how researchers use scientific guns to induce shock waves into explosive materials to study their performance and properties January 1, 2015...

145

Explosives detection with a frequency modulation spectrometer  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An explosives detection instrument was designed and tested at SRI International. The instrument uses frequency modulation spectroscopy with midinfrared lead-salt diode lasers to...

Riris, H; Carlisle, C B; McMillen, D F; Cooper, D E

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Detonation of Metalized Composite Explosives  

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A wealth of experimental data on the detonation performance of Alcontaining formulations based on the...

Fan Zhang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Gas Explosion Characterization, Wave Propagation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, and a reasonable agreement has been found. INIS Descriptors: BALLOONS; CONFIGURATION INTERACTION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

148

Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Functional Area Qualification Standard  

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

A Nuclear Explosive Safety Study (NESS) is performed on all DOE Nuclear Explosive Operations (NEOs) in accordance with DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program; DOE O 452.2D, Nuclear Explosive Safety; and DOE M 452.2-2, Nuclear Explosive Safety Evaluation Processes.

2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

149

Chemistry Resolved Kinetic Flow Modeling of TATB Based Explosives  

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Detonation waves in insensitive, TATB based explosives are believed to have multi-time scale regimes. The initial burn rate of such explosives has a sub-microsecond time scale. However, significant late-time slow release in energy is believed to occur due to diffusion limited growth of carbon. In the intermediate time scale concentrations of product species likely change from being in equilibrium to being kinetic rate controlled. They use the thermo-chemical code CHEETAH linked to an ALE hydrodynamics code to model detonations. They term their model chemistry resolved kinetic flow as CHEETAH tracks the time dependent concentrations of individual species in the detonation wave and calculates EOS values based on the concentrations. A HE-validation suite of model simulations compared to experiments at ambient, hot, and cold temperatures has been developed. They present here a new rate model and comparison with experimental data.

Vitello, P A; Fried, L E; Howard, W M; Levesque, G; Souers, P C

2011-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosive double salts and preparation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Applicants have discovered a new composition of matter which is an explosive addition compound of ammonium nitrate (AN) and diethylenetriamine trinitrate (DETN) in a 50:50 molar ratio. The compound is stable over extended periods of time only at temperatures higher than 46.degree. C., decomposing to a fine-grained eutectic mixture (which is also believed to be new) of AN and DETN at temperatures lower than 46.degree. C. The compound of the invention has an x-ray density of 1.61 g/cm.sup.3, explodes to form essentially only gaseous products, has higher detonation properties (i.e., detonation velocity and pressure) than those of any mechanical mixture having the same density and composition as the compound of the invention, is a quite insensitive explosive material, can be cast at temperatures attainable by high pressure steam, and is prepared from inexpensive ingredients. Methods of preparing the compound of the invention and the fine-grained eutectic composition of the invention are given.

Cady, Howard H. (Los Alamos, NM); Lee, Kien-yin (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies and assessment frameworks; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. The groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. Efforts are underway to showcase the architecture of the GIS framework and initial results for sources and sinks. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies.

Susan M. Capalbo

2005-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

152

P-wave Spectra from Underground Nuclear Explosions  

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......three underground explosions at the Nevada Test Site and three earthquakes recorded...nuclear explosions detonated in Nevada (Jorum and Handley) and for a...spectra from two explosions at the Nevada Test Site (Jorum and Handley) and a presumed......

Peter Molnar

1971-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Policy on Firearms, Explosives, and Other Weapons  

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Page | 1 Policy on Firearms, Explosives, and Other Weapons Responsible Administrative Unit for the Colorado School of Mines. Unregulated possession of weapons on the university campus creates forth the policy on the use and storage of firearms, explosives and other dangerous or illegal weapons

Szymczak, Andrzej

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Fading of Detonation in Cones of Explosive  

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... boundary diameter of an explosive is the smallest diameter of charge in which a stable detonation wave can be established. It is characteristic of the explosive and its physical condition, ... condition, and is a criterion of 'fading', that is, the tendency of the detonation to die out. A boundary diameter may be determined by experiments with cylindrical charges ...

D. W. WOODHEAD; R. WILSON

1951-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Spread of Detonation in High Explosives  

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... W. C. F. Shepherd makes the interesting observation that in the initial stages of detonation in a cylindrical cartridge of high explosive initiated with a detonator, a phase, referred ... of high explosive initiated with a detonator, a phase, referred to as the pre-detonation phase, is often noticeable during which the rate of propagation of the reaction is ...

ELWYN JONES; DUGALD MITCHELL

1948-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

156

Advancing Explosives Detection Capabilities: Vapor Detection  

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A new, PNNL-developed method provides direct, real-time detection of trace amounts of explosives such as RDX, PETN and C-4. The method selectively ionizes a sample before passing the sample through a mass spectrometer to detect explosive vapors. The method could be used at airports to improve aviation security.

Atkinson, David

2014-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

157

Fire and explosion hazards of oil shale  

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The US Bureau of Mines publication presents the results of investigations into the fire and explosion hazards of oil shale rocks and dust. Three areas have been examined: the explosibility and ignitability of oil shale dust clouds, the fire hazards of oil shale dust layers on hot surfaces, and the ignitability and extinguishment of oil shale rubble piles. 10 refs., 54 figs., 29 tabs.

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1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Explosive laser light initiation of propellants  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A improved initiator for artillery shell using an explosively generated laser light to uniformly initiate the propellent. A small quantity of a high explosive, when detonated, creates a high pressure and temperature, causing the surrounding noble gas to fluoresce. This fluorescence is directed into a lasing material, which lases, and directs laser light into a cavity in the propellant, uniformly initiating the propellant.

Piltch, M.S.

1993-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

159

Big Brothers needed in Northern New Mexico  

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Big Brothers Needed in Northern New Mexico Big Brothers Needed in Northern New Mexico Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Big Brothers needed in Northern New Mexico If you can spare one lunch hour per week for a year, you can make a real difference in the life of a child through the "Lunch Buddies" program. January 1, 2013 dummy image Read our archives. Contacts Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Research reveals that having a "Big" can have a positive, long-term influence on the children ages five through 18 who participate. If you can spare one lunch hour per week for a year, you can make a real difference in the life of a child through the "Lunch Buddies" program

160

Microsoft Word - Big Eddy ROD.doc  

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Administration's Administration's Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project Record of Decision September 2011 Decision The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to construct the Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project in Wasco County, Oregon and Klickitat County, Washington. As described in the Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0421, July 2011), this project consists primarily of constructing a new, approximately 28-mile-long, 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and ancillary facilities between BPA's existing Big Eddy Substation in The Dalles, Oregon, to a proposed new Knight Substation that will be connected to an existing BPA line about 4 miles northwest of Goldendale, Washington. For the

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Big Data | OpenEI Community  

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Big Data Big Data Home Ianjkalin's picture Submitted by Ianjkalin(84) Contributor 23 September, 2012 - 15:52 Datapalooza Announcements APIs Big Data Datapalooza EDI EERE Open Data OpenEI New data has been liberated! Rmckeel's picture Submitted by Rmckeel(297) Contributor 31 August, 2012 - 12:54 Visualize energy APIs with a new OpenEI browser APIs Big Data cleanweb data OpenEI OpenEI has created a simple way to see energy APIs available to developers. See commercial and free energy APIs such as NREL's developer network, Genability, 3TIER, OpenEI APIs and more! Click here to get started. Energy Data Initiative (EDI) Description: Liberating Data as Fuel for Innovation Initiative Vision: Transform gigabytes into actionable intelligence, which accelerates job creation. Fuel entrepreneurs with previously untapped

162

FUSION POWER Tokamak Test a Big Success  

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FUSION POWER Tokamak Test a Big Success ... Successful plasma production in the tokamak fusion test reactor at Princeton University's Plasma Physics Laboratory has set the stage for possible sustained fusion reactions in the device by 1990. ...

1983-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

163

Big Picture 1991-2011 other industry  

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% Where are the ORC Ph.D. graduates today? #12;Other (Math, Statistics, etc...) 8% Engineering School 27 10% Finance 12% other industry 20% Research 8% Small Firms Big Firms ORC Alumni Start-ups #12;Non

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Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project  

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BPA's existing Big Eddy Substation in The Dalles, Oregon, to a proposed new Knight Substation that would be connected to an existing BPA line about 4 miles northwest of...

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Big Blue Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Big Blue Wind Farm Big Blue Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Blue Wind Farm Facility Big Blue Wind Farm Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Exergy Developer Exergy Energy Purchaser Xcel Energy Location Blue Earth MN Coordinates 43.64324946°, -94.22179699° 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":43.64324946,"lon":-94.22179699,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Reactive Flow Modeling of Liquid Explosives via ALE3D/Cheetah Simulations  

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We carried out reactive flow simulations of liquid explosives such as nitromethane using the hydrodynamic code ALE3D coupled with equations of state and reaction kinetics modeled by the thermochemical code Cheetah. The simulation set-up was chosen to mimic cylinder experiments. For pure unconfined nitromethane we find that the failure diameter and detonation velocity dependence on charge diameter are in agreement with available experimental results. Such simulations are likely to be useful for determining detonability and failure behavior for a wide range of experimental conditions and explosive compounds.

Kuo, I W; Bastea, S; Fried, L E

2010-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

167

Method for fabricating non-detonable explosive simulants  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simulator is disclosed which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules. 5 figs.

Simpson, R.L.; Pruneda, C.O.

1995-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for fabricating non-detonable explosive simulants  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules.

Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Pruneda, Cesar O. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Process  

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3015-2001 3015-2001 February 2001 Superseding DOE-STD-3015-97 January 1997 DOE STANDARD NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE SAFETY STUDY PROCESS U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE-STD-3015-2001 iii CONTENTS FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v 1. PURPOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SciTech Connect: Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research and Engineering...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Program Document: Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research and Engineering Program - Strategic Plan Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research...

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EA-1993: Proposed High Explosive Science & Engineering Project...  

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

3: Proposed High Explosive Science & Engineering Project, Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas EA-1993: Proposed High Explosive Science & Engineering Project, Pantex Plant, Amarillo,...

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Infrared near-field spectroscopy of trace explosives using an...  

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spectroscopy of trace explosives using an external cavity quantum cascade laser. Infrared near-field spectroscopy of trace explosives using an external cavity quantum...

173

BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks; development of GIS-based reporting framework; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. At the first two Partnership meetings the groundwork was put in place to provide an assessment of capture and storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. During the third quarter, planning efforts are underway for the next Partnership meeting which will showcase the architecture of the GIS framework and initial results for sources and sinks, discuss the methods and analysis underway for assessing geological and terrestrial sequestration potentials. The meeting will conclude with an ASME workshop. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. Efforts are also being made to find funding to include Wyoming in the coverage areas for both geological and terrestrial sinks and sources. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts begun in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies. Two key deliverables were completed in the second quarter--a literature review/database to assess the soil carbon on rangelands, and the draft protocols, contracting options for soil carbon trading. The protocols developed for soil carbon trading are unique and provide a key component of the mechanisms that might be used to efficiently sequester GHG and reduce CO{sub 2} concentrations. While no key deliverables were due during the third quarter, progress on other deliverables is noted in the PowerPoint presentations and in this report. A series of meetings held during the second and third quarters have laid the foundations for assessing the issues surrounding carbon sequestration in this region, the need for a holistic approach to meeting energy demands and economic development potential, and the implementation of government programs or a market-based setting for soil C credits. These meetings provide a connection to stakeholders in the region and a basis on which to draw for the DOE PEIS hearings. In the fourth quarter, three deliverables have been completed, some in draft form to be revised and updated to include Wyoming. This is due primarily to some delays in funding to LANL and INEEL and the approval of a supplemental proposal to include Wyoming in much of the GIS data sets, analysis, and related materials. The de

Susan M. Capalbo

2004-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I are organized into four areas: (1) Evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; (2) Development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; (3) Design of an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies, market-based opportunities for carbon management, and an economic/risk assessment framework; (referred to below as the Advanced Concepts component of the Phase I efforts) and (4) Initiation of a comprehensive education and outreach program. As a result of the Phase I activities, the groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that complements the ongoing DOE research agenda in Carbon Sequestration. The geology of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region is favorable for the potential sequestration of enormous volume of CO{sub 2}. The United States Geological Survey (USGS 1995) identified 10 geologic provinces and 111 plays in the region. These provinces and plays include both sedimentary rock types characteristic of oil, gas, and coal productions as well as large areas of mafic volcanic rocks. Of the 10 provinces and 111 plays, 1 province and 4 plays are located within Idaho. The remaining 9 provinces and 107 plays are dominated by sedimentary rocks and located in the states of Montana and Wyoming. The potential sequestration capacity of the 9 sedimentary provinces within the region ranges from 25,000 to almost 900,000 million metric tons of CO{sub 2}. Overall every sedimentary formation investigated has significant potential to sequester large amounts of CO{sub 2}. Simulations conducted to evaluate mineral trapping potential of mafic volcanic rock formations located in the Idaho province suggest that supercritical CO{sub 2} is converted to solid carbonate mineral within a few hundred years and permanently entombs the carbon. Although MMV for this rock type may be challenging, a carefully chosen combination of geophysical and geochemical techniques should allow assessment of the fate of CO{sub 2} in deep basalt hosted aquifers. Terrestrial carbon sequestration relies on land management practices and technologies to remove atmospheric CO{sub 2} where it is stored in trees, plants, and soil. This indirect sequestration can be implemented today and is on the front line of voluntary, market-based approaches to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. Initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil Carbon (C) on rangelands, and forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Rangelands can store up to an additional 0.05 mt C/ha/yr, while the croplands are on average four times that amount. Estimates of technical potential for soil sequestration within the region in cropland are in the range of 2.0 M mt C/yr over 20 year time horizon. This is equivalent to approximately 7.0 M mt CO{sub 2}e/yr. The forestry sinks are well documented, and the potential in the Big Sky region ranges from 9-15 M mt CO{sub 2} equivalent per year. Value-added benefits include enhanced yields, reduced erosion, and increased wildlife habitat. Thus the terrestrial sinks provide a viable, environmentally beneficial, and relatively low cost sink that is available to sequester C in the current time frame. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological and terrestrial sequestration re

Susan Capalbo

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultraviolet Resonant Raman Enhancements in the Detection of Explosives  

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Raman-based spectroscopy is potentially militarily useful for standoff detection of high explosives. Normal (non-resonance) and resonance Raman spectroscopies are both light scattering techniques that use a laser to measure the vibrational spectrum of a sample. In resonance Raman, the laser is tuned to match the wavelength of a strong electronic absorbance in the molecule of interest, whereas, in normal Raman the laser is not tuned to any strong electronic absorbance bands. The selection of appropriate excitation wavelengths in resonance Raman can result in a dramatic increase in the Raman scattering efficiency of select band(s) associated with the electronic transition. Other than the excitation wavelength, however, resonance Raman is performed experimentally the same as normal Raman. In these studies, normal and resonance Raman spectral signatures of select solid high explosive (HE) samples and explosive precursors were collected at 785 nm, 244 nm and 229 nm. Solutions of PETN, TNT, and explosive precursors (DNT & PNT) in acetonitrile solvent as an internal Raman standard were quantitatively evaluated using ultraviolet resonance Raman (UVRR) microscopy and normal Raman spectroscopy as a function of power and select excitation wavelengths. Use of an internal standard allowed resonance enhancements to be estimated at 229 nm and 244 nm. Investigations demonstrated that UVRR provided {approx}2000-fold enhancement at 244 nm and {approx}800-fold improvement at 229 nm while PETN showed a maximum of {approx}25-fold at 244 nm and {approx}190-fold enhancement at 229 nm solely from resonance effects when compared to normal Raman measurements. In addition to the observed resonance enhancements, additional Raman signal enhancements are obtained with ultraviolet excitation (i.e., Raman scattering scales as !4 for measurements based on scattered photons). A model, based partly on the resonance Raman enhancement results for HE solutions, is presented for estimating Raman enhancements for solid HE samples.

Short, B J; Carter, J C; Gunter, D; Hovland, P; Jagode, H; Karavanic, K; Marin, G; Mellor-Crummey, J; Moore, S; Norris, B; Oliker, L; Olschanowsky, C; Roth, P C; Schulz, M; Shende, S; Snavely, A; Spear, W

2009-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

176

Interval type-2 fuzzy PID load frequency controller using Big Bang-Big Crunch optimization  

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This paper proposes an optimization based design methodology of interval type-2 fuzzy PID (IT2FPID) controllers for the load frequency control (LFC) problem. Hitherto, numerous fuzzy logic control structures are proposed as a solution of LFC. However, ... Keywords: Big Bang-Big Crunch optimization, Interval type-2 fuzzy PID controllers, Load frequency control

Engin Yesil

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

IOL: Africa's big plans for biofuel Africa's big plans for biofuel  

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IOL: Africa's big plans for biofuel Africa's big plans for biofuel By Clare Byrne Visitors to Madagascar, Senegal to South Africa, biofuels is the buzzword as African countries wake up to the possibility of using their vast spaces to grow crops that reduce their fossil fuel bill. Biofuels also carry

178

Report on the Night of the Big Wind The Big Wind of 1839 was  

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the sea, causing widespread flooding in some areas telling me how extremely strong this wind wasReport on the Night of the Big Wind The Big Wind of 1839 was Ireland's worst natural disaster. It brought hurricane force winds very rare in such a temperate climate during the night of 6th - 7th January

179

A study of explosively formed fuse (EFF) opening switch resistance  

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Many pulsed power experiments need pulse shaping to optimize the power flow from a flux compression generator (FCG) to an experimental load. In a laboratory environment this can be a simple task where the switches are not destroyed. However, in experiments with high explosives, where a large amount of damage occurs, a single use EFF opening switch may be a good choice. In an EFF, explosives are used to thin a current carrying sheet of aluminum as it is forced into a grooved dye. The current is modified by the time dependent changes in resistance as the aluminum is stretched. We will correlate the hydrodynamic effects with resistance. The hydrodynamic profile is determined by Mesa-2D, a well proven hydrodynamics computer code, and MA THEMA TICA is used convert material contours into total resistance using the resistivity as a function of time from various sources. Experimentally, we will determine the actual resistance and compare it with the calculated values. We have used these switches for decades but still do not understand the details of the physics. The resistance change may be due to several processes but in this paper we will concentrate on stretching as the most important contribution. Also, in this paper we will compare the details of the hydrodynamics with the details of experimental and calculated resistance and hopefully generate a predictive model for future designs with other geometries and materials.

Oona, Henn [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goforth, James H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Herrera, Dennis H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tasker, Douglas G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Torres, D. T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel map projection of vector-based big spatial data: Coupling cloud computing with graphics processing units  

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Abstract The objective of this article is to present a framework that couples cloud and high-performance computing for the parallel map projection of vector-based big spatial data. The past few years have witnessed a tremendous growth of a variety of high-volume spatial datai.e., big spatial data. Map projection is often needed, for example, when we apply these big spatial data into large-scale spatial analysis and modeling approaches that require a common coordinate system. However, due to the size of these data and algorithmic complexity of map projections, the transformation of big spatial data between alternative projections represents a pressing computational challenge. Recent advancement in cloud computing and high-performance computing offers a potential means of addressing this computational challenge. The parallel map projection framework presented in this study is based on a layered architecture that couples capabilities of cloud computing and high-performance computing accelerated by Graphics Processing Units. We use large LiDAR data as an example of vector-based big spatial data to investigate the utility of the parallel map projection framework. As experimental results reveal, the framework provides considerable acceleration for re-projecting vector-based big spatial data. Coupling high-performance and cloud computing, which complement to each other, is a suggested solution for the efficient processing and analysis of big spatial data.

Wenwu Tang; Wenpeng Feng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Explosives Application Facility | National Nuclear Security  

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Explosives Application Facility | National Nuclear Security Explosives Application Facility | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration High Explosives Application Facility Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation > Office of Research and Development >

182

Neutrinos' Instant Identity Changes Could Mean Big Things for the Big Bang  

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Neutrinos' Instant Identity Changes Could Mean Big Things for the Neutrinos' Instant Identity Changes Could Mean Big Things for the Big Bang Neutrinos' Instant Identity Changes Could Mean Big Things for the Big Bang July 11, 2011 - 12:23pm Addthis Scientists use the near detector to verify the intensity and purity of the muon neutrino beam leaving the Fermilab site. | Courtesy of Fermilab, photo by Peter Ginter Scientists use the near detector to verify the intensity and purity of the muon neutrino beam leaving the Fermilab site. | Courtesy of Fermilab, photo by Peter Ginter Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What are the key facts? Researchers at Fermilab have been studying neutrinos and how they might change, or oscillate, between their three different identities -- electron, muon and tau.

183

A Hand-book of Modern Explosives  

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... explosives in fiery mines has a chapter to itself. The description of the tests of flameless powders is of especial interest; in fact, the official reports of the tests of ...

1890-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Ammonia fiber explosion (AFEX) treatment of grass  

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and steam explosion (Playne, 1984), pretreatment of cane bagasse with alkaline hydrogen peroxide (Azzam, 1989), alkali treatment of soybean straw to improve digestibility (Felix, Hill, and Diarra, 14 1990), ammoniation of wheat straw to improve nutritive...

Ashok, Ganesh

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic Aspects of the Heligoland Explosion  

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... . The explosion was initiated by means of electric detonators, each incorporating a one-second pyrotechnic delay to enable the electric circuits to complete their work before the commencement of the ...

P. L. WILLMORE

1947-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

186

Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

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This Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1. Canceled by DOE O 452.1B.

1997-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

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This Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1A. Canceled by DOE O 452.1C.

2001-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Bulk Materials from the Explosive Consolidation of Nanopowders  

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Describes technique of explosively consolidating nanopowders to yield fully dense, consolidated, nanostructured thermoelectric material

189

The physics of antimatter induced fusion and thermonuclear explosions  

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triggering large scale thermonuclear explosions is investigated. The number of antiproton annihilations

Andre Gsponer; Jean-pierre Hurni

190

Spectroscopic studies of shocked and detonating explosives  

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Real-time observation techniques including single-pulse Raman scattering, time-resolved infrared spectral photography, emission spectroscopy and fast-framing photography have been used to study chemical and physical changes in shock-loaded and detonating explosive materials. Experiments have focused on how material variables such as density and particle size may affect emission characteristics in detonating high explosives (HEs). We have also studied effects of pressure and temperature on vibrational frequencies in shocked HEs. 14 refs., 4 figs.

Renlund, A.M.; Trott, W.M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Geysers Geothermal Facility | Open Energy Information  

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Facility Facility Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Big Geysers Geothermal Facility General Information Name Big Geysers Geothermal Facility Facility Big Geysers Sector Geothermal energy Location Information Location Clear Lake, California Coordinates 38.772688555979°, -122.72887229919° 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":38.772688555979,"lon":-122.72887229919,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Tackling Big Data Together | Department of Energy  

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Tackling Big Data Together Tackling Big Data Together Tackling Big Data Together February 21, 2013 - 5:43pm Addthis PNNL's Olympus supercomputer is one of the computational resources that will be used by members of the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing. Other resources include the University of Washington's Hyak supercomputer and cloud computing. PNNL's Olympus supercomputer is one of the computational resources that will be used by members of the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing. Other resources include the University of Washington's Hyak supercomputer and cloud computing. Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs A powerful coupling: UW's eScience Institute has advanced data-driven discovery, and the university's computational programs in physics, chemistry and astronomy are

193

Surface reclamation of the Big Lake oil field  

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Since the discovery of 1 Santa Rita in 1923, millions of barrels of salt water have been produced along with 135 million bbl of oil from the Big Lake oil field in Reagan County, Texas. Until the early 1960s, the accepted disposal method for the produced water was surface discharge to a large evaporation pond north of the field. Produced water was allowed to flow from wells to the pond via natural topographic drainage. This practice resulted in 2000 ac of eroded, barren landscape, characterized by highly saline soils incapable of supporting vegetation. In 1989, the University of Texas System, the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, and Marathon Oil Company, which acquired Big Lake field in 1962, initiated an experimental project to reclaim the affected land and restore rangeland productivity. An underground drainage system, consisting of 125,000 ft of buried drainage conduit and eight collection sumps, was installed over 205 ac of the affected area. Earthen terraces were constructed to capture and hold rain water to facilitate downward percolation and leaching of salts from the soil profile. Salts leached from the soil are captured by the drainage system and pumped to injection wells for disposal. The excellent revegetation that has occurred over the test area after three years of operations is encouraging and has shown the need for expanding and enhancing the existing system with supplemental water from fresh water wells, application of soil-amending agents, additional terracing, and selective planting with salt-tolerant species.

Weathers, M.L. (Univ. of Texas Lands, Midland, TX (United States)); Moore, K.R. (Univ. of Texas Lands, Big Lake, TX (United States)); Ford, D.L. (U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service, San Angelo, TX (United States)); Curlee, C.K. (Marathon Oil Company, Midland, TX (United States))

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Standoff Hyperspectral Imaging of Explosives Residues Using Broadly Tunable External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser Illumination  

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We describe experimental results on the detection of explosives residues using active hyperspectral imaging by illumination of the target surface using an external cavity quantum cascade laser (ECQCL) and imaging using a room temperature microbolometer camera. The active hyperspectral imaging technique forms an image hypercube by recording one image for each tuning step of the ECQCL. The resulting hyperspectral image contains the full absorption spectrum produced by the illumination laser at each pixel in the image which can then be used to identify the explosive type and relative quantity using spectral identification approaches developed initially in the remote sensing community.

Bernacki, Bruce E.; Phillips, Mark C.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Illuminating the Importance of Big Data | GE Global Research  

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Illuminating the Importance of Big Data Illuminating the Importance of Big Data Kareem Aggour 2012.07.12 Electricity-it's something we usually take for granted. Whether it's...

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Influence of insulating coating on aluminum wire explosions  

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Single wire explosions are widely used in understanding the early stages of z-pinch experiments. This paper presents a serial of experiments conducted on the pulse power generator with ?1?kA peak current and ?10?ns rising time in Xi'an Jiao Tong University. Polyimide coated aluminum wires and uncoated ones were tested under three different voltages to analyze the effect of insulating coating. Experimental results showed that insulating coating can increase the energy deposition 10%?30% in aluminum wires by delaying the voltage collapse and raising the maximum load resistance. The substantial energy deposition resulted in about 20% faster expansion rates for coated wires. Experimental evidence that plasma channel shunts the current from the wire core was observed by streak camera and schlieren graphs. This paper also briefly discussed the influence of nonuniform coating on the morphology of wire expansion.

Li, Yang; Wu, Jian, E-mail: jxjawj@gmail.com [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); State Key Laboratory of Intense Pulse Radiation of Simulation and Effect, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an 710024 (China); Sheng, Liang; Zhao, Jizhen; Zhang, Mei; Yuan, Yuan; Peng, Bodong [State Key Laboratory of Intense Pulse Radiation of Simulation and Effect, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an 710024 (China); Li, Xingwen [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives#  

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives. Aslam and D. S. Stewart TAM Department# University of Illinois Urbana# IL 61801 USA Abstract# Detonation Shock Dynamics #DSD# can be used to model the e#ects that shock curvature # has on detonation speed D n

Aslam, Tariq

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives  

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives. Aslam and D. S. Stewart TAM Department, University of Illinois Urbana, IL 61801 USA Abstract: Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) can be used to model the eects that shock curvature has on detonation speed Dn

Aslam, Tariq

199

The Grizzly and the Big Brown Bears  

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Grizzly and the Big Brown Bears Grizzly and the Big Brown Bears Nature Bulletin No. 655-A November 12, 1977 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation THE GRIZZLY AND THE BIG BROWN BEARS In the early days, more tall tales were told about "Old Ephraim, " the grizzly bear, than any other animal. It had the reputation of being a bloodthirsty enemy of man and was given the scientific name Ursus horribilis by a taxonomist who had never seen a live one but had heard and read some of those yarns about its terrible ferocity and prodigious strength. The Grizzly is very intelligent and shrewd but, actually, has a rather phlegmatic disposition. It avoids people and will not attack unless provoked. Then, a female with cubs is unpredictable, and big game hunters say that a wounded grizzly is the most dangerous animal on earth. But ordinarily, as Earnest Thompson Seton observed, Ephraim is a peaceful giant who is perfectly satisfied to let you alone if you leave him alone.

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THE BIG PICTURE: A "FISHERY SYSTEM APPROACH"  

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fishery management, with biodiversity an aspect of marine conservation that has received little attentionTHE BIG PICTURE: A "FISHERY SYSTEM APPROACH" LINKS FISHERY MANAGEMENT AND BIODIVERSITY Anthony Canada Email: t.charles@smu.ca Keywords : Fishery Management, Biodiversity, Fishery System Approach

Charles, Anthony

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Conference: Big money at teacher conference  

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Conference: Big money at teacher conference Conference: Physics truly is international Advancing science: Physics education fun in York Festival: A science fair in the middle of the street Website: Physics ethics project launches website Competition: UK Olympiad team goes to Iran Forthcoming Events

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UCR Recreation Department Big Bear Lake House Policies  

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UCR Recreation Department Big Bear Lake House Policies The UCR Recreation Department strives of service animals. 15. The UCR Recreation Department Big Bear Lake House is a non-smoking facility. 16 Agreement with them while staying at the facility. 18. The UCR Recreation Department big Bear Lake House

Mills, Allen P.

203

EIS-0315-S1: SEIS on Caithness Big Sandy Project  

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In June 2001, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Western Area Power Administration (Western) issued the Big Sandy Energy Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (BLM and Western 2001). After June 2001, Caithness Big Sandy, L.L.C. (Caithness), revised aspects of the Big Sandy Energy Project (Project) described as the Proposed Action in the Draft EIS.

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Do big dads make big babies? Paternal effects on larval performance in red-eyed treefrogs of Belize (Agalychnis callidryas,  

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131 Do big dads make big babies? Paternal effects on larval performance in red-eyed treefrogs performance, owing to genetic variation among sires in two species of red-eyed treefrogs (Agalychnis

Mazzotti, Frank

205

Visualizing Distributed Data with BigWig and BigBed at UCSC (2010 JGI/ANL HPC Workshop)  

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Jim Kent from University of California, Santa Cruz presents on "Visualizing Distributed Data with BigWig and BigBed at UCSC" at the JGI/Argonne HPC Workshop on January 26, 2010.

Kent, Jim [UCSC

2011-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

206

Thermal Cook-off of an HMX Based Explosive: Pressure Gauge Experiments and Modeling  

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Safety issues related to thermal cook-off are important for handling and storing explosive devices. Violence of event as a function of confinement is important for prediction of collateral events. There are major issues, which require an understanding of the following events: (1) transit to detonation of a pressure wave from a cook-off event, (2) sensitivity of HMX based explosives changes with thermally induced phase transitions and (3) the potential danger of neighboring explosive devices being affected by a cook-off reaction. Results of cook-off events of known size, confinement and thermal history allows for development and/or calibrating computer models for calculating events that are difficult to measure experimentally.

Urtiew, P A; Forbes, J W; Tarver, C M; Garcia, F; Greenwood, D W; Vandersall, K S

2002-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of digesting an explosive nitro compound  

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The present invention is a process wherein bleaching oxidants are used to digest explosive nitro compounds. The process has an excellent reaction rate for digesting explosives and operates under multivariate conditions. Reaction solutions may be aqueous, non-aqueous or a combination thereof, and can also be any pH, but preferably have a pH between 2 and 9. The temperature may be ambient as well as any temperature above which freezing of the solution would occur and below which any degradation of the bleaching oxidant would occur or below which any explosive reaction would be initiated. The pressure may be any pressure, but is preferably ambient or atmospheric, or a pressure above a vapor pressure of the aqueous solution to avoid boiling of the solution. Because the bleaching oxidant molecules are small, much smaller than an enzyme molecule for example, they can penetrate the microstructure of plastic explosives faster. The bleaching oxidants generate reactive hydroxyl radicals, which can destroy other organic contaminants, if necessary, along with digesting the explosive nitro compound.

Shah, Manish M. (Richland, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasdynamic Model of Turbulent Combustion in TNT Explosions  

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A model is proposed to simulate turbulent combustion in confined TNT explosions. It is based on: (i) the multi-component gasdynamic conservation laws, (ii) a fast-chemistry model for TNT-air combustion, (iii) a thermodynamic model for frozen reactants and equilibrium products, (iv) a high-order Godunov scheme providing a non-diffusive solution of the governing equations, and (v) an ILES approach whereby adaptive mesh refinement is used to capture the energy bearing scales of the turbulence on the grid. Three-dimensional numerical simulations of explosion fields from 1.5-g PETN/TNT charges were performed. Explosions in six different chambers were studied: three calorimeters (volumes of 6.6-l, 21.2-l and 40.5-l with L/D = 1), and three tunnels (L/D = 3.8, 4.65 and 12.5 with volumes of 6.3-l) - to investigate the influence of chamber volume and geometry on the combustion process. Predicted pressures histories were quite similar to measured pressure histories for all cases studied. Experimentally, mass fraction of products, Y{sub p}{sup exp}, reached a peak value of 88% at an excess air ratio of twice stoichiometric, and then decayed with increasing air dilution; mass fractions Y{sub p}{sup calc} computed from the numerical simulations followed similar trends. Based on this agreement, we conclude that the dominant effect that controls the rate of TNT combustion with air is the turbulent mixing rate; the ILES approach along with the fast-chemistry model used here adequately captures this effect.

Kuhl, A L; Bell, J B; Beckner, V E

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualizing Type Ia Supernova Explosions at NERSC  

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Supernova Explosions Supernova Explosions Visualizing Type Ia Supernova Explosions Childs1a-Supernovasm.png Deep inside a dying star in a galaxy far, far away, a carbon fusion flame ignites. Ignition may happen in the middle or displaced slightly to one side, but this simulation explores the consequences of central ignition. In a localized hot spot, represented here by a deformed sphere with an average radius of 100 km, carbon is assumed to have already fused to iron, producing hot ash (~10 billion K) with a density about 20% less than its surroundings. As the burning progresses, this hot buoyant ash rises up and interacts with cold fuel. Rayleigh-Taylor fingers give rise to shear and turbulence, which interacts with the flame, causing it to move faster. In about 2 seconds, the energy released blows the entire white dwarf star up,

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PINS Testing and Modification for Explosive Identification  

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The INL's Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy System (PINS)1 non-intrusively identifies the chemical fill of munitions and sealed containers. PINS is used routinely by the U.S. Army, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and foreign military units to determine the contents of munitions and other containers suspected to contain explosives, smoke-generating chemicals, and chemical warfare agents such as mustard and nerve gas. The objects assayed with PINS range from softball-sized M139 chemical bomblets to 200 gallon DOT 500X ton containers. INL had previously examined2 the feasibility of using a similar system for the identification of explosives, and based on this proof-of-principle test, the development of a dedicated system for the identification of explosives in an improvised nuclear device appears entirely feasible. INL has been tasked by NNSA NA-42 Render Safe Research and Development with the development of such a system.

E.H. Seabury; A.J. Caffrey

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing thermonuclear supernova explosions with neutrinos  

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Aims: We present neutrino light curves and energy spectra for two representative type Ia supernova explosion models: a pure deflagration and a delayed detonation. Methods: We calculate the neutrino flux from $\\beta$ processes using nuclear statistical equilibrium abundances convoluted with approximate neutrino spectra of the individual nuclei and the thermal neutrino spectrum (pair+plasma). Results: Although the two considered thermonuclear supernova explosion scenarios are expected to produce almost identical electromagnetic output, their neutrino signatures appear vastly different, which allow an unambiguous identification of the explosion mechanism: a pure deflagration produces a single peak in the neutrino light curve, while the addition of the second maximum characterizes a delayed-detonation. We identified the following main contributors to the neutrino signal: (1) weak electron neutrino emission from electron captures (in particular on the protons Co55 and Ni56) and numerous beta-active nuclei produced by the thermonuclear flame and/or detonation front, (2) electron antineutrinos from positron captures on neutrons, and (3) the thermal emission from pair annihilation. We estimate that a pure deflagration supernova explosion at a distance of 1 kpc would trigger about 14 events in the future 50 kt liquid scintillator detector and some 19 events in a 0.5 Mt water Cherenkov-type detector. Conclusions: While in contrast to core-collapse supernovae neutrinos carry only a very small fraction of the energy produced in the thermonuclear supernova explosion, the SN Ia neutrino signal provides information that allows us to unambiguously distinguish between different possible explosion scenarios. These studies will become feasible with the next generation of proposed neutrino observatories.

A. Odrzywolek; T. Plewa

2011-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosive-driven, high speed, arcless switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosive-actuated, fast-acting arcless switch contains a highly conductive foil to carry high currents positioned adjacent a dielectric surface within a casing. At one side of the foil opposite the dielectric surface is an explosive which, when detonated, drives the conductive foil against the dielectric surface. A pattern of grooves in the dielectric surface ruptures the foil to establish a rupture path having a pattern corresponding to the pattern of the grooves. The impedance of the ruptured foil is greater than that of the original foil to divert high current to a load. Planar and cylindrical embodiments of the switch are disclosed.

Skogmo, P.J.; Tucker, T.J.

1986-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosive-driven, high speed, arcless switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosive-actuated, fast-acting arcless switch contains a highly conductive foil to carry high currents positioned adjacent a dielectric surface within a casing. At one side of the foil opposite the dielectric surface is an explosive which, when detonated, drives the conductive foil against the dielectric surface. A pattern of grooves in the dielectric surface ruptures the foil to establish a rupture path having a pattern corresponding to the pattern of the grooves. The impedance of the ruptured foil is greater than that of the original foil to divert high current to a load. Planar and cylindrical embodiments of the switch are disclosed. 7 figs.

Skogmo, P.J.; Tucker, T.J.

1987-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomass Investment Group Inc BIG | Open Energy Information  

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Investment Group Inc BIG Investment Group Inc BIG Jump to: navigation, search Name Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG) Place Asheville, North Carolina Zip 28806 Sector Biomass Product Developing large-scale production of biomass resources using environmentally-friendly and sustainable production systems and conversion technologies. References Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG) is a company located in Asheville, North Carolina . References ↑ "Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Biomass_Investment_Group_Inc_BIG&oldid=342850" Categories:

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Moderate Velocity Ball Impact of a Mock High-Explosive  

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Modeling of thermal and mechanical events in high-explosive materials is complicated by the composite nature of the material, which experiences viscoelastic and plastic deformations and sustains damage in the form of microcracks that can dominate its overall behavior. A mechanical event of interest is projectile interaction with the material, which leads to extreme local deformation and adiabatic heating, which can potentially lead to adverse outcomes in an energetic material. Simulations of such an event predicted large local temperature rises near the path of a spherical projectile, but these were experimentally unconfirmed and hence potentially non-physical. This work concerns the experimental verification of local temperatures both at the surface and in the wake of a spherical projectile penetrating a mock (unreactive) high-explosive at {approx}700 m/s. Fast response thermocouples were embedded radially in a mid-plane of a cylindrical target, which was bonded around the thermocouples with epoxy and recorded by an oscilloscope through a low-pass filter with a bandwidth of 500 Hz. A peak temperature rise of 70 K was measured both at the equator of the projectile and in its wake, in good agreement with the temperature predicted in the minimally distorted elements at those locations by a finite element model in ABAQUS employing the ViscoSCRAM constitutive model. Further work is needed to elucidate the extreme temperature rises in material undergoing crushing or fragmentation, which is difficult to predict with meshed finite element methods due to element distortion, and also challenging to quantify experimentally.

Furmanski, Jevan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rae, Philip [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Clements, Bradford E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Sky Wind Facility | Open Energy Information  

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Sky Wind Facility Sky Wind Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Sky Wind Facility Facility Big Sky Wind Facility Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Edison Mission Energy Developer Edison Mission Energy Energy Purchaser PJM Market Location Bureau County IL Coordinates 41.579967°, -89.46177° 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":41.579967,"lon":-89.46177,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Little critters, big energy | ornl.gov  

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Little critters, big energy Little critters, big energy ORNL team receives $2 million to study use of microbial electrolysis in biorefineries Abhijeet Borole assembles a microbial electrolysis cell to assess the hydrogen production from the bio-oil aqueous phase. Abhijeet Borole assembles a microbial electrolysis cell to assess the hydrogen production from the bio-oil aqueous phase. (hi-res image) Tennessee scientists are using one of Earth's smallest creatures to solve some of the government's biggest bioenergy problems. For the next three years, a $2.1 million grant is allowing researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to use a process called microbial electrolysis to transform plant biomass into hydrogen to produce energy-rich biofuel for use in combustion engines. With conventional technology, industries convert biomass into

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapons Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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been linked to this document. Show All Cancels: DOE O 5610.10, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program on Apr 29, 1996 Canceled by: DOE O 452.1A, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon...

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Nuclear Fusion Driven by Coulomb Explosion of Methane Clusters  

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Nuclear Fusion Driven by Coulomb Explosion of Methane Clusters ... However, the distributions obtained for Coulomb explosion lack the high-energy tail manifested for the thermal distribution (Figure 4), which is of considerable importance for thermonuclear reactions. ...

Isidore Last; Joshua Jortner

2002-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions  

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3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions 3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions The purpose of this model is to assist the U.S. Air Force and the...

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The Epicentres and Origin Times of Some Large Explosions  

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......verified by locating a number of explosions at the Nevada test site, where accurately known shot points were available...verified by locating a number of explosions at the Nevada test site, where accurately known shot points were available......

C. Blamey; P. G. Gibbs

1968-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Explosives Detection System: Development and Enhancements  

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The Idaho Explosives Detection System (IEDS) was developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to respond to threats imposed by delivery trucks carrying bulk explosives into military bases. The system consists of two racks, one on each side of a subject vehicle. Each rack includes a neutron generator and an array of sodium iodide (NaI) detectors. The two neutron generators are pulsed and synchronized. A computer connects to the system by Ethernet and is able to control the system remotely. The system was developed to detect bulk explosives in a medium size truck within a 5-minute measurement time. In 2004, a full-scale prototype IEDS system was built for testing and continued development. System performance was successfully tested using different types of real explosives with a variety of cargo at the INL from November 2005 through February 2006. Recently, the first deployable prototype system was constructed and shipped to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and will be in operation by March 2007. The capability of passively detecting radiological material within a delivery truck has also been added.

Edward L Reber; Larry G. Blackwood; Andrew J. Edwards; Ann E. Egger; Paul J. Petersen

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPLOSIONS CAUSED BY COMMONLY OCCURRING SUBSTANCES  

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...the nature of the operations is such that these explosions...that the limit of a safe oil as fixed by the 'flashing...ignition was found in the boiler fires, which were 60...in this report to the fundamental dis-tinctions between...a fire under a steam boiler, and that this vapor...

Charles E. Munroe

1899-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Type Ia Supernova Explosion: Gravitationally Confined Detonation  

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We present a new mechanism for Type Ia supernova explosions in massive white dwarfs. The scenario follows from relaxing assumptions of symmetry and involves a detonation born near the stellar surface. The explosion begins with an essentially central ignition of a deflagration that results in the formation of a buoyancy-driven bubble of hot material that reaches the stellar surface at supersonic speeds. The bubble breakout laterally accelerates fuel-rich outer stellar layers. This material, confined by gravity to the white dwarf, races along the stellar surface and is focused at the location opposite to the point of the bubble breakout. These streams of nuclear fuel carry enough mass and energy to trigger a detonation just above the stellar surface that will incinerate the white dwarf and result in an energetic explosion. The stellar expansion following the deflagration redistributes mass in a way that ensures production of intermediate-mass and iron group elements with ejecta having a strongly layered structure and a mild amount of asymmetry following from the early deflagration phase. This asymmetry, combined with the amount of stellar expansion determined by details of the evolution (principally the energetics of deflagration, timing of detonation, and structure of the progenitor), can be expected to create a family of mildly diverse Type Ia supernova explosions.

T. Plewa; A. C. Calder; D. Q. Lamb

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spread of Detonation in High Explosives  

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... In a note1 on the spread of detonation in a mass of high explosive from the point of initiation, Weibull demonstrates that, ... initiation, Weibull demonstrates that, in a cylindrical cartridge of compressed T.N.T., detonation is propagated with a uniform and constant speed in all directions from the detonator. ...

DUGALD MITCHELL; STEWART PATERSON

1947-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

226

Continuous wave laser irradiation of explosives  

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Quantitative measurements of the levels of continuous wave (CW) laser light that can be safely applied to bare explosives during contact operations were obtained at 532 nm, 785 nm, and 1550 nm wavelengths. A thermal camera was used to record the temperature of explosive pressed pellets and single crystals while they were irradiated using a measured laser power and laser spot size. A visible light image of the sample surface was obtained before and after the laser irradiation. Laser irradiation thresholds were obtained for the onset of any visible change to the explosive sample and for the onset of any visible chemical reaction. Deflagration to detonation transitions were not observed using any of these CW laser wavelengths on single crystals or pressed pellets in the unconfined geometry tested. Except for the photochemistry of DAAF, TATB and PBX 9502, all reactions appeared to be thermal using a 532 nm wavelength laser. For a 1550 nm wavelength laser, no photochemistry was evident, but the laser power thresholds for thermal damage in some of the materials were significantly lower than for the 532 nm laser wavelength. No reactions were observed in any of the studied explosives using the available 300 mW laser at 785 nm wavelength. Tables of laser irradiance damage and reaction thresholds are presented for pressed pellets of PBX9501, PBX9502, Composition B, HMX, TATB, RDX, DAAF, PETN, and TNT and single crystals of RDX, HMX, and PETN for each of the laser wavelengths.

McGrane, Shawn D.; Moore, David S.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An Explosion Proof Vehicle (EPV) having an interior substantially filled with an inert fluid creating an interior pressure greater than the exterior pressure. One or more flexible tubes provide the inert fluid and one or more electrical conductors from a control system to the vehicle. The vehicle is preferably used in subsurface tank inspection, whereby the vehicle is submerged in a volatile fluid.

Zollinger, William T. (Idaho Falls, ID); Klingler, Kerry M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Bauer, Scott G. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

228

NUCLEAR ASPECTS OF STELLAR AND EXPLOSIVE NUCLEOSYNTHESIS  

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NUCLEAR ASPECTS OF STELLAR AND EXPLOSIVE NUCLEOSYNTHESIS Thomas Rauscher 1 , Friedrich. of Astron. and Astroph., Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 Abstract The majority of nuclear­Feshbach). The global parametrizations of the nuclear properties needed for predictions far off stability probe our

Rauscher, Thomas

229

Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

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

This Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1C. Admin Chg 1, dated 7-10-13, cancels DOE O 452.1D.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

230

Toward Improved Fidelity of Thermal Explosion Simulations  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We will present results of an effort to improve the thermal/chemical/mechanical modeling of HMX based explosive like LX04 and LX10 for thermal cook-off. The original HMX model and analysis scheme were developed by Yoh et.al. for use in the ALE3D modeling framework. The current results were built to remedy the deficiencies of that original model. We concentrated our efforts in four areas. The first area was addition of porosity to the chemical material model framework in ALE3D that is used to model the HMX explosive formulation. This is needed to handle the roughly 2% porosity in solid explosives. The second area was the improvement of the HMX reaction network, which included the inclusion of a reactive phase change model base on work by Henson et.al. The third area required adding early decomposition gas species to the CHEETAH material database to develop more accurate equations of state for gaseous intermediates and products. Finally, it was necessary to improve the implicit mechanics module in ALE3D to more naturally handle the long time scales associated with thermal cook-off. The application of the resulting framework to the analysis of the Scaled Thermal Explosion (STEX) experiments will be discussed.

Nichols, A L; Becker, R; Howard, W M; Wemhoff, A

2009-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

231

Source Characteristics of Two Underground Nuclear Explosions  

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......detonated at Pahute Mesa of the Nevada Test Site have been used to estimate the...contributing factor. Moment tensor|Nevada Test Site|nuclear explosion| References...structure of Silent Canyon Caldera, Nevada Test Site, Bull, seism Soc. Am., 77......

Lane R. Johnson

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Explosive Cyclogenesis over the Northeast Pacific Ocean  

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Data on explosively developing extratropical cyclones over the northeast portion of the Pacific Ocean have been compiled. A climatology of those events which deepened by 1 Bergeron (24 mb day?1 deepening at 60N) or more is discussed. The maximum ...

T. S. Murty; G. A. McBean; B. McKee

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Explosive transients: a time-variable sky  

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......Calculations of the amount of gas involved suggest around...least. The absorbing gas exists before the outburst...physics improves. What drives the explosion? Work on...objects, such as Supernova News, an early warning system...ambient medium provides a natural explanation for afterglow......

David Bersier; Mike Bode; Shiho Kobayashi; Carole Mundell; Iain Steele

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Explosive composition with group VIII metal nitroso halide getter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved explosive composition is disclosed and comprises a major portion of an explosive having a detonation velocity between about 1,500 and 10,000 meters per second and a minor amount of a getter additive comprising a non-explosive compound or mixture of non-explosive compounds capable of chemically reacting with free radicals or ions under shock initiation conditions of 2,000 calories/cm.sup.2 or less of energy fluence.

Walker, Franklin E. (18 Shadow Oak Rd., Danville, CA 94526); Wasley, Richard J. (4290 Colgate Way, Livermore, CA 94550)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Explosive composition with group VIII metal nitroso halide getter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved explosive composition is disclosed and comprises a major portion of an explosive having a detonation velocity between about 1,500 and 10,000 meters per second and a minor amount of a getter additive comprising a non-explosive compound or mixture of non-explosive compounds capable of chemically reacting with free radicals or ions under shock initiation conditions of 2,000 calories/cm[sup 2] or less of energy fluence.

Walker, F.E.; Wasley, R.J.

1982-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

236

Effects of network-average magnitude bias on yield estimates for underground nuclear explosions  

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......yield estimates for underground nuclear explosions R. A. Clark Department...ISC, of presumed underground nuclear explosions in Kazakhstan...on estimates for underground nuclear explosions 553 explosions...utilizing a more extensive dataset, including more sources and......

R. A. Clark

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Seismic yield determination of Soviet underground nuclear explosions at the Shagan River test site  

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......1986a, Yield estimates of Nevada test site explosions obtained from seismic...Nuttli's method to estimate yield of Nevada test site explosions recorded on Lawrence...magnitude and explosion yield for Nevada Test Site explosions. He also applied......

Frode Ringdal; Peter D. Marshall; Ralph W. Alewine

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions  

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- 1 - 3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions October 25, 2013 During the Cold War, U) have partnered to develop a 3-D model of the Earth's mantle and crust called SALSA3D (Sandia-Los Alamos of explosions. Significance of the research After an explosion, the energy travels through the Earth as waves

239

Colorimetric chemical analysis sampler for the presence of explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A tester for testing for explosives comprising a body, a lateral flow swab unit operably connected to the body, a explosives detecting reagent contained in the body, and a dispenser operatively connected to the body and the lateral flow swab unit. The dispenser selectively allows the explosives detecting reagent to be delivered to the lateral flow swab unit.

Nunes, Peter J.; Eckels, Joel Del; Reynolds, John G.; Pagoria, Philip F.; Simpson, Randall L.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Big Canyon Creek Ecological Restoration Strategy.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

He-yey, Nez Perce for steelhead or rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), are a culturally and ecologically significant resource within the Big Canyon Creek watershed; they are also part of the federally listed Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS. The majority of the Big Canyon Creek drainage is considered critical habitat for that DPS as well as for the federally listed Snake River fall chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) ESU. The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (District) and the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management-Watershed (Tribe), in an effort to support the continued existence of these and other aquatic species, have developed this document to direct funding toward priority restoration projects in priority areas for the Big Canyon Creek watershed. In order to achieve this, the District and the Tribe: (1) Developed a working group and technical team composed of managers from a variety of stakeholders within the basin; (2) Established geographically distinct sub-watershed areas called Assessment Units (AUs); (3) Created a prioritization framework for the AUs and prioritized them; and (4) Developed treatment strategies to utilize within the prioritized AUs. Assessment Units were delineated by significant shifts in sampled juvenile O. mykiss (steelhead/rainbow trout) densities, which were found to fall at fish passage barriers. The prioritization framework considered four aspects critical to determining the relative importance of performing restoration in a certain area: density of critical fish species, physical condition of the AU, water quantity, and water quality. It was established, through vigorous data analysis within these four areas, that the geographic priority areas for restoration within the Big Canyon Creek watershed are Big Canyon Creek from stream km 45.5 to the headwaters, Little Canyon from km 15 to 30, the mainstem corridors of Big Canyon (mouth to 7km) and Little Canyon (mouth to 7km). The District and the Tribe then used data collected from the District's stream assessment and inventory, utilizing the Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (SVAP), to determine treatment necessary to bring 90% of reaches ranked Poor or Fair through the SVAP up to good or excellent. In 10 year's time, all reaches that were previously evaluated with SVAP will be reevaluated to determine progress and to adapt methods for continued success. Over 400 miles of stream need treatment in order to meet identified restoration goals. Treatments include practices which result in riparian habitat improvements, nutrient reductions, channel condition improvements, fish habitat improvements, invasive species control, water withdrawal reductions, improved hydrologic alterations, upland sediment reductions, and passage barrier removal. The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (District) and the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management Watershed Division (Tribe) developed this document to guide restoration activities within the Big Canyon Creek watershed for the period of 2008-2018. This plan was created to demonstrate the ongoing need and potential for anadromous fish habitat restoration within the watershed and to ensure continued implementation of restoration actions and activities. It was developed not only to guide the District and the Tribe, but also to encourage cooperation among all stakeholders, including landowners, government agencies, private organizations, tribal governments, and elected officials. Through sharing information, skills, and resources in an active, cooperative relationships, all concerned parties will have the opportunity to join together to strengthen and maintain a sustainable natural resource base for present and future generations within the watershed. The primary goal of the strategy is to address aquatic habitat restoration needs on a watershed level for resident and anadromous fish species, promoting quality habitat within a self-sustaining watershed. Seven objectives have been developed to support this goal: (1) Identify factors limiting quality

Rasmussen, Lynn; Richardson, Shannon

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock-Sensitive Chemicals Materials classified as explosives and chemicals that can act as explosives. If the material is maintained  

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as an explosive, and Administrative Requirement (AR) 6-6, "Explosives" and the U.S. DOE Explosive Safety Manual apply. Further details may also be found in the CRC "Handbook of Chemical Safety." The following list Handbook of Laboratory Safety." Highly Reactive or Heat-Sensitive Materials (Name and CAS Number

de Lijser, Peter

242

Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change | Department of Energy  

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

Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change July 1, 2010 - 3:35pm Addthis The Big Green Bus rolled into Washington, D.C., and parked outside the Department of Energy offices Monday to showcase its clean energy features. | Photo Courtesy of Joshua Delung | The Big Green Bus rolled into Washington, D.C., and parked outside the Department of Energy offices Monday to showcase its clean energy features. | Photo Courtesy of Joshua Delung | Joshua DeLung Twelve Dartmouth College students stopped at the U.S. Department of Energy Monday in a Big Green Bus, a 1989 MCI coach with an engine modified to run on waste vegetable oil. The students' goals are to promote alternative fuels and sustainable living with the slogan "Vehicle for

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FAQS Qualification Card - Nuclear Explosive Safety Study | Department of  

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Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Nuclear Explosive Safety Study FAQS Qualification Card - Nuclear Explosive Safety Study A key element for the Department's Technical Qualification Programs is a set of common Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) and associated Job Task Analyses (JTA). These standards are developed for various functional areas of responsibility in the Department, including oversight of safety management programs identified as hazard controls in Documented Safety Analyses (DSA). For each functional area, the FAQS identify the minimum technical competencies and supporting knowledge and skills for a typical qualified individual working in the area. FAQC-NuclearExplosiveSafetyStudy.docx Description Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Qualification Card More Documents & Publications

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Construction on Pantex High Explosives Pressing Facility Reaches 85% Mark |  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Media Room > Press Releases > Construction on Pantex High Explosives Media Room > Press Releases > Construction on Pantex High Explosives Pressing Facility ... Press Release Construction on Pantex High Explosives Pressing Facility Reaches 85% Mark Dec 16, 2013 Project on time, under budget and scheduled to be completed next summer WASHINGTON, D.C. - Work on the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) High Explosives Pressing Facility at its Pantex Plant, located near Amarillo, Texas, this month passed the 85 percent construction completion mark and is on schedule and under budget. The new 45,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will provide safer, more reliable production by consolidating high explosives operations from numerous buildings and greatly reducing the movement of high explosives within the plant. High explosives are a key component of a nuclear weapon,

245

Seismic and source characteristics of large chemical explosions. Final report  

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From the very beginning of its arrangement in 1947, the Institute for Dynamics of the Geospheres RAS (former Special Sector of the Institute for physics of the Earth, RAS) was providing scientific observations of effects of nuclear explosions, as well as large-scale detonations of HE, on environment. This report presents principal results of instrumental observations obtained from various large-scale chemical explosions conducted in the Former-Soviet Union in the period of time from 1957 to 1989. Considering principal aim of the work, tamped and equivalent chemical explosions have been selected with total weights from several hundreds to several thousands ton. In particular, the selected explosions were aimed to study scaling law from excavation explosions, seismic effect of tamped explosions, and for dam construction for hydropower stations and soil melioration. Instrumental data on surface explosions of total weight in the same range aimed to test military technics and special objects are not included.

Adushkin, V.V.; Kostuchenko, V.N.; Pernik, L.M.; Sultanov, D.D.; Zcikanovsky, V.I.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Calculation of safe parameters of air shock waves for underwater explosions  

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The paper proposes a functional relationship for the calculation of the pressure at an air shock-wave front in underwater explosions of plaster-blasting charges. The maximum permissible mass of the charge and safe distance for objects can be calculated for an assigned value of the critical pressure at the air shock-wave front. The authors also state that this work was conducted as there are practically no significant results of experimental or theoretical investigations of this problem.

Smolii, N.I.; Ganopol'skii, M.I.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

NETL: Carbon Storage - Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership  

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BSCSP BSCSP Carbon Storage Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership MORE INFO Additional information related to ongoing BSCSP efforts can be found on their website. The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership (BSCSP) is led by Montana State University-Bozeman and represents a coalition of more than 60 organizations including universities, national laboratories, private companies, state agencies, Native American tribes, and international collaborators. The partners are engaged in several aspects of BSCSP projects and contribute to the efforts to deploy carbon storage projects in the BSCSP region. The BSCSP region encompasses Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, and eastern Washington and Oregon. BSCSP Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region

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Big Data and Analytics at Work | GE Global Research  

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Flipkart spoke on India's very own Big Data project - Aadhaar (Unique Identification for Indian citizens), how the solution has been architected, deployed and managed. An...

249

LDRD symposium focuses on materials in extremes, big data, and...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

symposium focuses on materials in extremes, big data, and energy use impacts | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing...

250

The Next Big Thing - Eric Haseltine  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Eric Haseltine, Haseltine Partners president and former chief of Walt Disney Imagineering, presented "The Next Big Thing," on Sept. 11, at the ORNL. He described the four "early warning signs" that a scientific breakthrough is imminent, and then suggested practical ways to turn these insights into breakthrough innovations. Haseltine is former director of research at the National Security Agency and associate director for science and technology for the director of National Intelligence, former executive vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering and director of engineering for Hughes Aircraft. He has 15 patents in optics, special effects and electronic media, and more than 100 publications in science and technical journals, the web and Discover Magazine.

Eric Haseltine

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

251

Hazard Analysis Reports for Nuclear Explosive Operations  

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

NA-STD-3016-2006 NA-STD-3016-2006 May 2006 DOE LIMITED STANDARD HAZARD ANALYSIS REPORTS FOR NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE OPERATIONS U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE ii Available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program web site at http://www.eh.doe.gov/techstds/ DOE-NA-STD-3016-2006 iii FORWARD This Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) technical standard is approved for use by the Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application and Stockpile Operations (NA-12), and is available for use to prepare Nuclear Explosive Operation (NEO) Hazard Analysis Reports (HARs) as required by 10 CFR 830, "Nuclear Safety Management." This Standard is

252

Method and system for detecting explosives  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of detecting explosives in a vehicle includes providing a first rack on one side of the vehicle, the rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a second rack on another side of the vehicle, the second rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a control system, remote from the first and second racks, coupled to the neutron generators and gamma ray detectors; using the control system, causing the neutron generators to generate neutrons; and performing gamma ray spectroscopy on spectra read by the gamma ray detectors to look for a signature indicative of presence of an explosive. Various apparatus and other methods are also provided.

Reber, Edward L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Jewell, James K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohde, Kenneth W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Seabury, Edward H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Blackwood, Larry G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Edwards, Andrew J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Derr, Kurt W. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

253

Creep Testing Plastic-Bonded Explosives in Uni-axial Compression  

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High fidelity measurements of time-dependent strain in the plastic-bonded explosives LX-17-1 and PBX 9502 have been performed under constant, uni-axial, compressive load using a custom designed apparatus. The apparatus uses a combination of extensometers and linear variable differential transformers coupled with a data acquisition system, thermal controls, and gravitational loading. The materials being tested consist of a crystalline explosive material mixed with a polymeric binder. The behavior of each material is related to the type of explosive and to the percentage and type of binder. For any given plastic-bonded explosive, the creep behavior is also dependent on the stress level and test temperature. Experiments were conducted using a 3 x 3 stress-temperature matrix with a temperature range of 24 C to 70 C and with stresses ranging from 250-psi to 780-psi. Analysis of the data has shown that logarithmic curve fits provide an accurate means of quantification and facilitate a long-term predictive capability. This paper will discuss the design of the apparatus, experimental results, and analyses.

Gagliardi, F J; Cunningham, B J

2008-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

254

Laboratory investigation of the dust explosibility characteristics of three Nova Scotia coals  

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The explosion characteristics of coal dust/air and methane/coal dust/air mixtures have been determined experimentally. All tests were conducted at initial pressures of nominally 1.0 bar in a 26 / spherical explosion bomb. Run-of-mine coal from the Prince, Lingan and Phalen seams of the Cape Breton Development Corporation was used. Two size fractions of each coal were tested at dust concentrations ranging from the lean flammability limit to 1.0 kg m?3. The explosion parameters measured for each test were the maximum explosion pressure, Pmax, and the maximum rate of pressure rise, (dP/dt)max. Methane addition to the coal dust/air mixtures was found to increase both Pmax and (dP/dt)max, the effect being most significant at low dust concentrations. A reduction in mass mean diameter of the coal or an increase in the parent coal volatile content was found to have a similar effect on Pmax and (dP/dt)max. These observations are consistent with a description of coal dust flame propagation by gas-phase combustion of devolatilization products.

Paul R. Amyotte; Kenneth J. Mintz; Michael J. Pegg; Yu-Hong Sun; Kenneth I. Wilkie

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Scientists train honeybees to detect explosives  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Stealthy Insect Sensor Project team have been able to harness the honeybee's exceptional olfactory sense by using the bees' natural reaction to nectar, a proboscis extension reflex (sticking out their tongue) to record an unmistakable response to a scent. Using Pavlovian techniques, researchers were able to train the bees to give a positive detection response via the PER when exposed to vapors from TNT, C4, and TATP explosives. The Stealthy Insect Sensor Project was born out of a global threat from the growing use of improvised explosive devices or IEDs, especially those that present a critical vulnerability for American military troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as an emerging danger for civilians worldwide. Current strategies to detect explosives are expensive and, in the case of trained detection dogs, too obtrusive to be used very discreetly. With bees however, they are small and discreet, offering the element of surprise. They're also are inexpensive to maintain and even easier to train than dogs. As a result of this need, initial funding for the work was provided by a development grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

None

2014-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

256

Explosive Detection in Aviation Applications Using CT  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

CT scanners are deployed world-wide to detect explosives in checked and carry-on baggage. Though very similar to single- and dual-energy multi-slice CT scanners used today in medical imaging, some recently developed explosives detection scanners employ multiple sources and detector arrays to eliminate mechanical rotation of a gantry, photon counting detectors for spectral imaging, and limited number of views to reduce cost. For each bag scanned, the resulting reconstructed images are first processed by automated threat recognition algorithms to screen for explosives and other threats. Human operators review the images only when these automated algorithms report the presence of possible threats. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has requirements for future scanners that include dealing with a larger number of threats, higher probability of detection, lower false alarm rates and lower operating costs. One tactic that DHS is pursuing to achieve these requirements is to augment the capabilities of the established security vendors with third-party algorithm developers. A third-party in this context refers to academics and companies other than the established vendors. DHS is particularly interested in exploring the model that has been used very successfully by the medical imaging industry, in which university researchers develop algorithms that are eventually deployed in commercial medical imaging equipment. The purpose of this paper is to discuss opportunities for third-parties to develop advanced reconstruction and threat detection algorithms.

Martz, H E; Crawford, C R

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

257

Scientists train honeybees to detect explosives  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Stealthy Insect Sensor Project team have been able to harness the honeybee's exceptional olfactory sense by using the bees' natural reaction to nectar, a proboscis extension reflex (sticking out their tongue) to record an unmistakable response to a scent. Using Pavlovian techniques, researchers were able to train the bees to give a positive detection response via the PER when exposed to vapors from TNT, C4, and TATP explosives. The Stealthy Insect Sensor Project was born out of a global threat from the growing use of improvised explosive devices or IEDs, especially those that present a critical vulnerability for American military troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as an emerging danger for civilians worldwide. Current strategies to detect explosives are expensive and, in the case of trained detection dogs, too obtrusive to be used very discreetly. With bees however, they are small and discreet, offering the element of surprise. They're also are inexpensive to maintain and even easier to train than dogs. As a result of this need, initial funding for the work was provided by a development grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

None

2008-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

258

Supernova Explosions and Neutron Star Formation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The current picture of the collapse and explosion of massive stars and the formation of neutron stars is reviewed. According to the favored scenario, however by no means proven and undisputed, neutrinos deposit the energy of the explosion in the stellar medium which surrounds the nascent neutron star. Observations, in particular of Supernova~1987A, suggest that mixing processes play an important role in the expanding star, and multi-dimensional simulations show that these are linked to convective instabilities in the immediate vicinity of the neutron star. Convectively enhanced energy transport inside the neutron star can have important consequences for the neutrino emission and thus the neutrino-heating mechanism. This also holds for a suppression of the neutrino interactions at nuclear densities. Multi-dimensional hydrodynamics, general relativity, and a better understanding of the neutrino interactions in neutron star matter may be crucial to resolve the problem that state-of-the-art spherical models do not yield explosions even with a very accurate treatment of neutrino transport by solving the Boltzmann equation.

H. -Th. Janka; K. Kifonidis; M. Rampp

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Massive Amount of Experimental Data with Large Random Matrices in a Real-Time  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the (random) data matrix. In [1], the idea of modeling Big Data with (large) random matrices was proposed in the framework of Big Data. These series works [1]­[3] clearly articulated the ideas and treated the necessary1 Modeling Massive Amount of Experimental Data with Large Random Matrices in a Real-Time UWB

Qiu, Robert Caiming

260

Initiation of weak coal-dust explosions in long galleriesand the importance of the time dependence of the explosion pressure  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Weak coal-dust explosions in galleries (large horizontal tubes) are defined in the paper asthe early stages of what may eventually become a self-sustaining, steady-state situation, if the scale is large enough. An initiating explosion producing a pressure rise of at least 12 kPa is needed to start an explosion from any additional dust that lies beyond the initiating zone; entrainment of this additional dust leads to the main explosion. In long galleries, initiating explosions in the range 162 kPa are mostly used. The early stages of the main explosion resemble explosions in which combustion of a very low concentration of coal-dust particles is taking place over a considerable volume at any given time, rather than explosions in which a flame, having a more or less definable front and rear, is propagating through a preformed explosive mixture. The explosions are described in terms of the general shape of the pressure changes occurring at a point near the outermost extent of the flame that is produced by the initiation explosion alone. The initial pressure rise is determined by the form of the initiating explosion and is followed by a roughly exponential pressure increase (from atmospheric pressure), whose time constant depends on the nature of the coal-dust, its dispersion, and the dimensions and characteristics of the gallery. The effects on the development of the explosion of the presence of short dust deposits, suppressive devices, and the ignition of predispersed clouds are briefly discussed. It is concluded that, in weak explosions, propagation results from dust being swept from the floor into the zone of combustion behind the flame front. However, as pressures increase to above, say, 100 kPa, other mechanisms become responsible and, perhaps, a pre-detonation regime sets in.

D. Rae

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physicists believe that our universe began with a huge explosion about thirteen billion years ago, called the Big Bang.  

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accelerator designed to explore the structure of the physical vacuum as well as possible forms of new states cannot be seen individually we must explore the confinement mechanism of the physical vacuum state and Shinichiro Tomonaga were among those who solved major problems of nuclear physics and quantum electrodynamics

Kazama, Hokto

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A new 40 MA ranchero explosive pulsed power system  

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We are developing a new high explosive pulsed power (HEPP) system based on the 1.4 m long Ranchero generator which was developed in 1999 for driving solid density z-pinch loads. The new application requires approximately 40 MA to implode similar liners, but the liners cannot tolerate the 65 {micro}s, 3 MA current pulse associated with delivering the initial magnetic flux to the 200 nH generator. To circumvent this problem, we have designed a system with an internal start switch and four explosively formed fuse (EFF) opening switches. The integral start switch is installed between the output glide plane and the armature. It functions in the same manner as a standard input crowbar switch when armature motion begins, but initially isolates the load. The circuit is completed during the flux loading phase using post hole convolutes. Each convolute attaches the inner (coaxial) output transmission line to the outside of the outer coax through a penetration of the outer coaxial line. The attachment is made with the conductor of an EFF at each location. The EFFs conduct 0.75 MA each, and are actuated just after the internal start switch connects to the load. EFFs operating at these parameters have been tested in the past. The post hole convolutes must withstand as much as 80 kV at peak dl/dt during the Ranchero load current pulse. We describe the design of this new HEPP system in detail, and give the experimental results available at conference time. In addition, we discuss the work we are doing to test the upper current limits of a single standard size Ranchero module. Calculations have suggested that the generator could function at up to {approx}120 MA, the rule of thumb we follow (1 MA/cm) suggests 90 MA, and simple flux compression calculations, along with the {approx}4 MA seed current available from our capacitor bank, suggests 118 MA is the currently available upper limit.

Goforth, James [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Herrera, Dennis [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Oona, Hank [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Torres, David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Atchison, W L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Colgate, S A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Griego, J R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Guzik, J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Holtkamp, D B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Idzorek, G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kaul, A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kirkpatrick, R C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Menikoff, R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Reardon, P T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Reinovsky, R E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rousculp, C L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sgro, A G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tabaka, L J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tierney, T E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Watt, R G [Los Alamos National Laboratory

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On the mechanism of aluminum ignition in steam explosions  

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An available theory [Epstein, M., Fauske, H.K., 1994. A crystallization theory of underwater aluminum ignition. Nucl. Eng. Des. 146, 147164] of the ignition of aluminum melt drops under water, which is based on the assumption that the aluminum oxide (Al2O3) drop-surface skin first appears in a metastable molten state, is compared with existing experimental data on the ignition of aluminum drops behind shock waves in water [Theofanous, T.G., Chen, X., DiPiazza, P., Epstein, M., Fauske, H.K., 1994. Ignition of aluminum droplets behind shock waves in water, Phys. Fluids 6, 35133515]. The predicted and measured ignition temperature of about 1770 K coincides approximately with the spontaneous nucleation temperature of supercooled liquid Al2O3 (1760 K). This suggests that the crystallization of the oxide layer represents a strong barrier to aluminum drop ignition under water. Apparently a similar interpretation is applicable to aluminum drop ignition in gaseous oxidizing atmospheres. We conclude from the theory that the low-temperature aluminum ignitions (in the range 11001600 K) that have been observed during steam explosions are a consequence of the short aluminum drop oxidation times in this environment relative to the characteristic time for Al2O3 crystallization. Several aspects of the aluminum drop/shock interaction experiments besides ignition are discussed in the paper. In particular, the experiments provide strong evidence that during the course of a vapor explosion metal fragmentation occurs via a thermal mechanism at low pressure and precedes the development of a high-pressure shock.

M Epstein; H.K Fauske; T.G Theofanous

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementing 'Big Open Data' in government through Open Collaboration  

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and possibilities Leveraging OOR Peter Yim cim3.com> Mike Dean Leo Obrst @mitre.org> Ken Baclawski Presented at the Joint DATA.GOV - ONTOLOG "Big Open Data" Session 17: � Introduction ... and the ongoing dialog - Peter Yim, Co-convener, ONTOLOG � The Ontology imperative for Big

Baclawski, Kenneth B.

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Big Daddy s Biodiesel Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions |  

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Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions American Recovery and Reinvestment Act workers at the Hanford Site recently used explosives to demolish industrial structures that supported plutonium processing for national defense. The explosive demolitions took down two 250-foot-tall exhaust chimneys, two 90-foot-fall air filter structures, and a 140-foot-tall water tower. The water tower was marked by a "Work Safely" motto that greeted workers. "Given the sheer height of the structures, explosive demolition was selected as the safer method of demolition," said Kurt Kehler, vice president and decommissioning and demolition project manager of CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, DOE's contractor at the

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Explosive Demolitions To Change Hanford's Skyline | Department of Energy  

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Explosive Demolitions To Change Hanford's Skyline Explosive Demolitions To Change Hanford's Skyline Explosive Demolitions To Change Hanford's Skyline February 17, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis 284W Power House on the Hanford Site 284W Power House on the Hanford Site Media Contacts Cameron Hardy, DOE (509) 376-5365 Cameron.Hardy@rl.doe.gov Andre Armstrong, CHPRC (509) 376-6773 andre_l_armstrong@rl.gov RICHLAND, WASH. - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) will use explosives to demolish several structures near the center of the Hanford Site on two separate days - February 18 and March 4. CHPRC subcontractor, Controlled Demolition Inc. (CDI), will detonate explosive charges to bring down industrial structures at central Hanford that have stood for over 50 years. On February 18, explosive demolition of the support structures of the 284

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Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions |  

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Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions American Recovery and Reinvestment Act workers at the Hanford Site recently used explosives to demolish industrial structures that supported plutonium processing for national defense. The explosive demolitions took down two 250-foot-tall exhaust chimneys, two 90-foot-fall air filter structures, and a 140-foot-tall water tower. The water tower was marked by a "Work Safely" motto that greeted workers. "Given the sheer height of the structures, explosive demolition was selected as the safer method of demolition," said Kurt Kehler, vice president and decommissioning and demolition project manager of CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, DOE's contractor at the

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Experiment Hazard Class 6.7 - Explosive and Energetic Materials  

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.7 - Explosive and Energetic Materials .7 - Explosive and Energetic Materials Applicability All experiments involving the use of small quantities ( < 10 mg total) of explosive material for beamline analysis. Visiting scientists at the APS periodically perform beamline experiments involving small quantities of explosive material (ie, TATB, HMX, RDX, PETN, HNFX). The samples that are analyzed within the x-ray beam are typically encased within a Diamond Anvil Cell (DAC) that is designed to exert pressures of ~ 100 GPa as its routine function. Following a few hours of analysis within the x-ray flux, the samples degrade and must be replenished. For this purpose, up to ten 1 mg samples of the explosive material are shipped with the DAC to allow for a complete data set. Explosive material must be transported to and from ANL through Bldg. 46,

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PINS Measurements of Explosive Simulants for Cargo Screening  

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As part of its efforts to prevent the introduction of explosive threats on commercial flights, the Transportation Security Administration (TSL) is evaluating new explosives detection systems (EDSs) for use in air cargo inspection. The TSL has contracted Battelle to develop a new type of explosives simulant to assist in this development. These are designed to mimic the elemental profile (C, H, N, O, etc.) of explosives as well as their densities. Several neutron ingamma out (n,?) techniques have been considered to quantify the elemental profile in these new simulants and the respective explosives. The method chosen by Battelle is Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy (PINS), developed by Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Battelle wishes to validate that the simulants behave like the explosive threats with this technology. The results of the validation measurements are presented in this report.

E.H. Seabury

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Response of simulated propellants and explosives to projectile impact  

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This dissertation deals with experimental, analytical and numerical investigations into the response of two types of simulated propellants and explosives, known as Propergol, to projectile impact. The targets consisted of a polymeric mixture composed of potassium chloride, plaster of Paris and a polyurethane binder. Following the determination of the constitutive behavior of Propergol, experiments were conducted to study their penetration, perforation and fragmentation by projectiles. Both pneumatic and powder guns were employed in the tests, perfragmentation by projectiles. Both pneumatic and powder guns were employed in the tests, permitting impact velocities ranging from 40 to 1100 m/s, for flat- and conically-tipped as well as armor-piercing projectiles. The specimens include monolithic, composite and constrained Propergol circular disks and cylinders of 140 mm diameter with thicknesses ranging from 9 to 90 mm. Penetration tests were also conducted on model warheads loaded with the simulant material. Ballistic limit velocities for various target/projectile combinations were determined. Damage modes, such as cracking and fragmentation, were examined using experimental evidence including high-speed film data and microscopic photographs. Two types of fragments, Propergol clusters and crystalline particles, were recognized, and their size distributions were found to fit exponential functions. The dependent of fragment number and volume on initial projectile velocity was also studied. 103 refs., 172 figs., 19 tabs.

Yuan, W.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Big Questions for Social Media Big Data: Representativeness, Validity and Other Methodological Pitfalls  

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Large-scale databases of human activity in social media have captured scientific and policy attention, producing a flood of research and discussion. This paper considers methodological and conceptual challenges for this emergent field, with special attention to the validity and representativeness of social media big data analyses. Persistent issues include the over-emphasis of a single platform, Twitter, sampling biases arising from selection by hashtags, and vague and unrepresentative sampling frames. The socio-cultural complexity of user behavior aimed at algorithmic invisibility (such as subtweeting, mock-retweeting, use of "screen captures" for text, etc.) further complicate interpretation of big data social media. Other challenges include accounting for field effects, i.e. broadly consequential events that do not diffuse only through the network under study but affect the whole society. The application of network methods from other fields to the study of human social activity may not always be appropriat...

Tufekci, Zeynep

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Forensic analyses of explosion debris from the January 2, 1992 Pd/D{sub 2}O electrochemistry incident at SRI International  

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The January 2, 1992 explosion in an electrochemistry laboratory at SRI International (SRI) resulted in the death of scientist Andrew Riley, and gained some notoriety due to its association with experimental work in the controversial field of cold fusion research. Selected components of explosion debris were subjected to forensic analyses at LLNL to elucidate potential causes of, or contributing factors to, the explosion. Interrogation of the debris by LLNL encompassed nuclear, chemical, physical, and materials investigations. Nuclear studies for the determination of tritium and neutron-activation products in stainless steel and brass were negative. No evidence of signature species indicative of orthodox nuclear events was detected. The inorganic and particulate analyses were likewise negative with respect to residues of unexpected chemical species. Such target compounds included conventional explosives, accelerants, propellants, or any exceptional industrial chemicals. The GC-MS analyses of trace organic components in the explosion debris provided perhaps the most interesting results obtained at LLNL. Although no evidence of organic explosives, oxidizers, or other unusual compounds was detected, the presence of a hydrocarbon oil in the interior of the electrochemical cell was established. It is likely that its source was lubricating fluid from the machining of the metal cell components. If residues of organic oils are present during electrolysis experiments, the potential exists for an explosive reaction in the increasingly enriched oxygen atmosphere within the headspace of a metal cell.

Andresen, B.; Whipple, R.; Vandervoort, D.; Grant, P.

1992-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

274

Compacting Plastic-Bonded Explosive Molding Powders to Dense Solids  

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Dense solid high explosives are made by compacting plastic-bonded explosive molding powders with high pressures and temperatures for extended periods of time. The density is influenced by manufacturing processes of the powders, compaction temperature, the magnitude of compaction pressure, pressure duration, and number of repeated applications of pressure. The internal density variation of compacted explosives depends on method of compaction and the material being compacted.

B. Olinger

2005-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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BNL | QCD Matter, Big Bang Physics  

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QCD Matter QCD Matter image Physicist Paul Sorensen next to the STAR detector at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Exploring Matter at the Dawn of Time Brookhaven Lab leads the world in exploring how the matter that makes up atomic nuclei behaved just after the Big Bang. At that time, more than 13 billion years ago, there were no protons and neutrons-just a sea of "free" quarks and gluons, fundamental particles whose interactions are governed by nature's strongest force and described by the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). More than 1,000 scientists from around the nation and the world come to Brookhaven to recreate this "quark-gluon plasma" by accelerating heavy ions (atoms stripped of their electrons) to nearly the speed of light and smashing them together at the Lab's

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Big Horn 2 | Open Energy Information  

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2 2 Facility Big Horn 2 Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Iberdrola Renewables Developer Iberdrola Renewables Energy Purchaser MSR Public Power Agency Location Near Bickleton WA Coordinates 45.871889°, -120.292354° 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":45.871889,"lon":-120.292354,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

277

Big Bang Synthesis of Nuclear Dark Matter  

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We investigate the physics of dark matter models featuring composite bound states carrying a large conserved dark "nucleon" number. The properties of sufficiently large dark nuclei may obey simple scaling laws, and we find that this scaling can determine the number distribution of nuclei resulting from Big Bang Dark Nucleosynthesis. For plausible models of asymmetric dark matter, dark nuclei of large nucleon number, e.g. > 10^8, may be synthesised, with the number distribution taking one of two characteristic forms. If small-nucleon-number fusions are sufficiently fast, the distribution of dark nuclei takes on a logarithmically-peaked, universal form, independent of many details of the initial conditions and small-number interactions. In the case of a substantial bottleneck to nucleosynthesis for small dark nuclei, we find the surprising result that even larger nuclei, with size >> 10^8, are often finally synthesised, again with a simple number distribution. We briefly discuss the constraints arising from the...

Hardy, Edward; March-Russell, John; West, Stephen M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

New nuclear physics for big bang nucleosynthesis  

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We discuss nuclear reactions which could play a role in big bang nucleosynthesis. Most of these reactions involve lithium and beryllium isotopes and the rates for some of these have not previously been included in BBN calculations. Few of these reactions are well studied in the laboratory. We also discuss novel effects in these reactions, including thermal population of nuclear target states, resonant enhancement, and nonthermal neutron reaction products. We perform sensitivity studies which show that even given considerable nuclear physics uncertainties, most of these nuclear reactions have minimal leverage on the standard BBN abundance yields of {sup 6}Li and {sup 7}Li. Although a few have the potential to alter the yields significantly, we argue that this is unlikely.

Boyd, Richard N. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Brune, Carl R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States); Fuller, George M. [Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0319 (United States); Smith, Christel J. [Physics Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

279

New Nuclear Physics for Big Bang Nucleosynthesis  

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We discuss nuclear reactions which could play a role in Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). Most of these reactions involve lithium and beryllium isotopes and the rates for some of these have not previously been included in BBN calculations. Few of these reactions are well studied in the laboratory. We also discuss novel effects in these reactions, including thermal population of nuclear target states, resonant enhancement, and non-thermal neutron reaction products. We perform sensitivity studies which show that even given considerable nuclear physics uncertainties, most of these nuclear reactions have minimal leverage on the standard BBN abundance yields of 6Li and 7Li. Although a few have the potential to alter the yields significantly, we argue that this is unlikely.

Richard N. Boyd; Carl R. Brune; George M. Fuller; Christel J. Smith

2010-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Composting of soils/sediments and sludges containing toxic organics including high energy explosives. Final report  

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Laboratory and pilot-scale experimentation were conducted to evaluate composting as an on-site treatment technology to remediate soils contaminated with hazardous waste at DOE`s PANTEX Plant. Suspected contaminated sites within the PANTEX Plant were sampled and analyzed for explosives, other organics, and inorganic wastes. Soils in drainage ditches and playas at PANTEX Plant were found to be contaminated with low levels of explosives (including RDX, HMX, PETN and TATB). Additional sites previously used for solvent disposal were heavily contaminated with solvents and transformation products of the solvent, as well as explosives and by-products of explosives. Laboratory studies were conducted using {sup 14}C-labeled explosives and {sup 14}C-labeled diacetone alcohol contaminated soil loaded into horse manure/hay composts at three rates: 20, 30, and 40%(W/W). The composts were incubated for six weeks at approximately 60{degree}C with continuous aeration. All explosives degraded rapidly and were reduced to below detection limits within 3 weeks in the laboratory studies. {sup 14}C-degradates from {sup 14}C-RDX, {sup 14}C-HMX and {sup 14}C-TATB were largely limited to {sup 14}CO{sub 2} and unextracted residue in the compost. Volatile and non-volatile {sup 14}C-degradates were found to result from {sup 14}C-PETN breakdown, but these compounds were not identified. {sup 14}C-diacetone alcohol concentrations were significantly reduced during composting. However, most of the radioactivity was volatilized from the compost as non-{sup 14}CO{sub 2} degradates or as {sup 14}C-diacetone alcohol. Pilot scale composts loaded with explosives contaminated soil at 30% (W/W) with intermittent aeration were monitored over six weeks. Data from the pilot-scale study generally was in agreement with the laboratory studies. However, the {sup 14}C-labeled TATB degraded much faster than the unlabeled TATB. Some formulations of TATB may be more resistant to composting activity than others.

Doyle, R.C.; Kitchens, J.F.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface effects of underground nuclear explosions  

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The effects of nuclear explosions have been observed and studied since the first nuclear test (code named Trinity) on July 16, 1945. Since that first detonation, 1,053 nuclear tests have been conducted by the US, most of which were sited underground at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The effects of underground nuclear explosions (UNEs) on their surroundings have long been the object of much interest and study, especially for containment, engineering, and treaty verification purposes. One aspect of these explosion-induced phenomena is the disruption or alteration of the near-surface environment, also known as surface effects. This report was prepared at the request of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), to bring together, correlate, and preserve information and techniques used in the recognition and documentation of surface effects of UNEs. This report has several main sections, including pertinent background information (Section 2.0), descriptions of the different types of surface effects (Section 3.0), discussion of their application and limitations (Section 4.0), an extensive bibliography and glossary (Section 6.0 and Appendix A), and procedures used to document geologic surface effects at the NTS (Appendix C). Because a majority of US surface-effects experience is from the NTS, an overview of pertinent NTS-specific information also is provided in Appendix B. It is not within the scope of this report to explore new relationships among test parameters, physiographic setting, and the types or degree of manifestation of surface effects, but rather to compile, summarize, and capture surface-effects observations and interpretations, as well as documentation procedures and the rationale behind them.

Allen, B.M.; Drellack, S.L. Jr.; Townsend, M.J.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An electromagnetic and thermodynamic lumped parameter model of an explosively driven regenerative magnetohydrodynamic generator  

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The objective of this research is to develop a simple, yet accurate, lumped parameter mathematical model for an explosively driven magnetohydrodynamic generator that can predict the pulse power variables of voltage and current from startup through regenerative operation. The inputs to the model will be the plasma properties entering the generator as predicted by the explosive shock model of Reference [1]. The strategy used was to simplify electromagnetic and thermodynamic three dimensional effects into a zero dimensional model. The model will provide a convenient tool for researchers to optimize designs to be used in pulse power applications. The model is validated using experimental data of Reference [1]. An overview of the operation of the explosively driven generator is first presented. Then a simplified electrical circuit model that describes basic performance of the device is developed. Then a lumped parameter model that incorporates the coupled electromagnetic and thermodynamic effects that govern generator performance is described and developed. The model is based on fundamental physical principles and parameters that were either obtained directly from design data or estimated from experimental data. The model was used to obtain parameter sensitivities and predict beyond the limits observed in the experiments to the levels desired by the potential Department of Defense sponsors. The model identifies process limitations that provide direction for future research.

Morrison, J.L.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Method and system for detecting an explosive  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and system for detecting at least one explosive in a vehicle using a neutron generator and a plurality of NaI detectors. Spectra read from the detectors is calibrated by performing Gaussian peak fitting to define peak regions, locating a Na peak and an annihilation peak doublet, assigning a predetermined energy level to one peak in the doublet, and predicting a hydrogen peak location based on a location of at least one peak of the doublet. The spectra are gain shifted to a common calibration, summed for respective groups of NaI detectors, and nitrogen detection analysis performed on the summed spectra for each group.

Reber, Edward L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohde, Kenneth W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Blackwood, Larry G. (Bozeman, MT)

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

284

Inspection Report - Management of Explosives at Selected Department Sites  

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Management of Explosives at Selected Management of Explosives at Selected Department Sites INS-O-12-02 July 2012 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 July 2, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE CHIEF HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER MANAGER, IDAHO OPERATIONS OFFICE MANAGER, SAVANNAH RIVER SITE MANAGER, SANDIA SITE OFFICE MANAGER, LOS ALAMOS SITE OFFICE FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Management of Explosives at Selected Department Sites" INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE In support of its research and development mission and security of its facilities, the Department of Energy maintains a significant inventory of explosives. In terms of mission, the Department

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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and use control consideration because of the potentially unacceptable consequences of an accident or unauthorized act; therefore, a Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS)...

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintendedunauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1B....

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintendedunauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1. Canceled...

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintendedunauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1A....

289

Estimating Equivalency of Explosives Through A Thermochemical Approach  

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The Cheetah thermochemical computer code provides an accurate method for estimating the TNT equivalency of any explosive, evaluated either with respect to peak pressure or the quasi-static pressure at long time in a confined volume. Cheetah calculates the detonation energy and heat of combustion for virtually any explosive (pure or formulation). Comparing the detonation energy for an explosive with that of TNT allows estimation of the TNT equivalency with respect to peak pressure, while comparison of the heat of combustion allows estimation of TNT equivalency with respect to quasi-static pressure. We discuss the methodology, present results for many explosives, and show comparisons with equivalency data from other sources.

Maienschein, J L

2002-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

290

Method for digesting a nitro-bearing explosive compound  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is a process wherein superoxide radicals from superoxide salt are used to break down the explosive compounds. The process has an excellent reaction rate for degrading explosives, and operates at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure in aqueous or non-aqueous conditions. Because the superoxide molecules are small, much smaller than an enzyme molecule for example, they can penetrate the microstructure of plastic explosives faster. The superoxide salt generates reactive hydroxyl radicals, which can destroy other organic contaminants, if necessary, along with digesting the explosive nitro-bearing compound.

Shah, Manish M. (Richland, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Title Preactivity Survey Report for Five Tonopah Test Range Explosive...  

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Preactivity Survey Report for Five Tonopah Test Range Explosive Ordnance Disposal Sites Pre-activity survey report to clear areas to be cleaned up. No sensitive species were...

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program by cdornburg Functional areas: Defense Nuclear Facility Safety and Health Requirement, Defense Programs, Nuclear Weapons Programs,...

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Thin-film methods for examining the decomposition chemistry of explosives  

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Experimental techniques using thin-film samples and infrared spectroscopy have been developed to examine thermally-induced condensed-phase decomposition chemistry of explosives. Experiments with nitrocellulose (NC) and 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) were done to examine the effects of confining the decomposition proucts so that intimate contact was maintained with the remaining explosive during isothermal decomposition at temperatures below those of the respective DTA exotherms. The NC experiments showed that substantial NC decomposition occurred at 150C and confinement of the decomposition products influenced the decomposition reactions. Some of the mechanisms and reaction rates with confined samples compared favorably with published mechanisms and rates from unconfined samples, while other mechanisms and reaction rates differed. The TATB experiments showed that significant TATB degradation occurred at temperatures as low as 210C, and substantial degradation occurred within 24 hours at 250C which is about 80C below the temperature of the DTA exotherm for TATB.

Erickson, K.L.; Trott, W.M.; Renlund, A.M.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Manhattan Project: The "Big House"  

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THE "BIG HOUSE" THE "BIG HOUSE" Los Alamos Boys Ranch School and Los Alamos (The Town) Resources > Photo Gallery The "Big House," Los Alamos. The "Big House" was the dormitory for the Los Alamos Boys Ranch School. Students slept year-round on its unheated porches. During the Manhattan Project, the Big House contained, among other things, a library, the Chaplain's Office, and the Red Cross headquarters. Privileged guests and high-ranking civilians also sometimes stayed there. The photograph above is reproduced from Edith C. Truslow, with Kasha V. Thayer, ed., Manhattan Engineer District: Nonscientific Aspects of Los Alamos Project Y, 1942 through 1946 (Los Alamos, NM: Manhattan Engineer District, ca. 1946; first printed by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory as LA-5200, March 1973; reprinted in 1997 by the Los Alamos Historical Society), 58. The photograph below is of a group of Ranch School students in front of the Big House; it is reproduced from "Dateline: Los Alamos," a special issue of the monthly publication of Los Alamos National Laboratory (1995), 7. At the bottom is an "establishing shot" of Los Alamos in which Fuller Lodge and the Big House are visible in the distance to the left and the right, respectively; click here for more information on this photograph.

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Communication: Determining the structure of the N{sub 2}Ar van der Waals complex with laser-based channel-selected Coulomb explosion  

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We experimentally reconstructed the structure of the N{sub 2}Ar van der Waals complex with the technique of laser-based channel-selected Coulomb explosion imaging. The internuclear distance between the N{sub 2} center of mass and the Ar atom, i.e., the length of the van der Waals bond, was determined to be 3.88 from the two-body explosion channels. The angle between the van der Waals bond and the N{sub 2} principal axis was determined to be 90 from the three-body explosion channels. The reconstructed structure was contrasted with our high level ab initio calculations. The agreement demonstrated the potential application of laser-based Coulomb explosion in imaging transient molecular structure, particularly for floppy van der Waals complexes, whose structures remain difficult to be determined by conventional spectroscopic methods.

Wu, Chengyin, E-mail: cywu@pku.edu.cn; Liu, Yunquan; Gong, Qihuang [State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics, Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) [State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics, Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing (China); Wu, Cong; Xie, Xiguo; Li, Min; Deng, Yongkai [State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics, Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics, Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Song, Di; Su, Hongmei, E-mail: hongmei@iccas.ac.cn [State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface detonation in type Ia supernova explosions?  

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We explore the evolution of thermonuclear supernova explosions when the progenitor white dwarf star ignites asymmetrically off-center. Several numerical simulations are carried out in two and three dimensions to test the consequences of different initial flame configurations such as spherical bubbles displaced from the center, more complex deformed configurations, and teardrop-shaped ignitions. The burning bubbles float towards the surface while releasing energy due to the nuclear reactions. If the energy release is too small to gravitationally unbind the star, the ash sweeps around it, once the burning bubble approaches the surface. Collisions in the fuel on the opposite side increase its temperature and density and may -- in some cases -- initiate a detonation wave which will then propagate inward burning the core of the star and leading to a strong explosion. However, for initial setups in two dimensions that seem realistic from pre-ignition evolution, as well as for all three-dimensional simulations the collimation of the surface material is found to be too weak to trigger a detonation.

F. K. Roepke; S. E. Woosley

2006-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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'Complete' measurement of molecular Coulomb-explosions  

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The multiple ionization and fragmentation of small molecules, e.g. H2, D2, H2O, and CF4, by fast H{sup +}, He{sup +}, and highly charged O{sup q+}-ions was studied utilizing a position- and time-sensitive multi-particle detector. The coincident measurement of the momenta of correlated fragment-ions yields a kinematically complete image of the molecular break-up process. Thereby, apart from relative cross-sections for specific reaction channels, the fragmentation energy as well as angular correlations can be derived for each individual event. Of special interest are 'Coulomb-explosion' processes like H2{yields}H{sup +}+H{sup +} or H2O{yields}H{sup +}+H{sup +}+O{sup n+}. Whereas the H2 and D2 data are in good agreement with a pure Coulomb-explosion model, this model is insufficient to explain the detailed behaviour of more complex systems. In case of H2O better agreement is achieved with ab initio MCSCF-calculations of the intermediate H2O{sup (n+2)+} parent-ion.

Werner, U.; Lutz, H. O. [Fakultaet fuer Physik, Universitaet Bielefeld, Universitaetsstrasse 25, D-33615 Bielefeld (Germany)

1996-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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GRAVITATIONAL FIELD SHIELDING AND SUPERNOVA EXPLOSIONS  

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A new mechanism for supernova explosions called gravitational field shielding is proposed, in accord with a five-dimensional fully covariant Kaluza-Klein theory with a scalar field that unifies the four-dimensional Einsteinian general relativity and Maxwellian electromagnetic theory. It is shown that a dense compact collapsing core of a star will suddenly turn off or completely shield its gravitational field when the core collapses to a critical density, which is inversely proportional to the square of mass of the core. As the core suddenly turns off its gravity, the extremely large pressure immediately stops the core collapse and pushes the mantle material of supernova moving outward. The work done by the pressure in the expansion can be the order of energy released in a supernova explosion. The gravity will resume and stop the core from a further expansion when the core density becomes less than the critical density. Therefore, the gravitational field shielding leads a supernova to impulsively explode and form a compact object such as a neutron star as a remnant. It works such that a compressed spring will shoot the oscillator out when the compressed force is suddenly removed.

Zhang, T. X. [Physics Department, Alabama A and M University, Normal, AL 35762 (United States)

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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An Experimental Study Of Hydromagmatic Fragmentation Through Energetic,  

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Experimental Study Of Hydromagmatic Fragmentation Through Energetic, Experimental Study Of Hydromagmatic Fragmentation Through Energetic, Non-Explosive Magma-Water Mixing Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An Experimental Study Of Hydromagmatic Fragmentation Through Energetic, Non-Explosive Magma-Water Mixing Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: In this paper we report the first experimental investigation of non-explosive hydromagmatic fragmentation during energetic mixing with water. We mix magma and water by two methods: (1) pouring a basaltic melt between two converging water sprays; and (2) jetting basaltic melt at high pressure (3 MPa) through a nozzle into a tank of stagnant water. These experiments involved shear at relative velocities of ~ 5-16 m/s and vigorous mixing for less than a second, providing sufficient time for

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact | Department of Energy  

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact December 14, 2010 - 12:35pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs This past Thursday, Secretary Chu delivered remarks to the Nanotechnology Innovation Summit in National Harbor, Maryland on how breakthroughs in nanotechnology are poised to transform the energy landscape. According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, "Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact | Department of Energy  

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact December 14, 2010 - 12:35pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs This past Thursday, Secretary Chu delivered remarks to the Nanotechnology Innovation Summit in National Harbor, Maryland on how breakthroughs in nanotechnology are poised to transform the energy landscape. According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, "Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this

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Help Solve Solar's Big Challenge | Department of Energy  

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Help Solve Solar's Big Challenge Help Solve Solar's Big Challenge Help Solve Solar's Big Challenge December 2, 2013 - 1:00pm Addthis Soft costs now account for more than 60% of the total price of installing residential solar energy systems. View the full infographic to learn more. Soft costs now account for more than 60% of the total price of installing residential solar energy systems. View the full infographic to learn more. Soft costs now account for more than 60% of the total price of installing residential solar energy systems. View the full infographic to learn more.

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Research Activities at Fermilab for Big Data Movement  

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Adaptation of 100GE Networking Infrastructure is the next step towards management of Big Data. Being the US Tier-1 Center for the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment and the central data center for several other large-scale research collaborations, Fermilab has to constantly deal with the scaling and wide-area distribution challenges of the big data. In this paper, we will describe some of the challenges involved in the movement of big data over 100GE infrastructure and the research activities at Fermilab to address these challenges.

Mhashilkar, Parag; Wu, Wenji; Kim, Hyun W; Garzoglio, Gabriele; Dykstra, Dave; Slyz, Marko; DeMar, Phil

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of P coda for determination of yield of nuclear explosions  

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......explosions in granite at the Nevada Test Site and Algeria: joint determination...receiver effects for Lg waves from Nevada Test Site explosions, Bull. seism. Soc...transverse Lg from explosions at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) provides fairly satisfactory......

I. N. Gupta; R. R. Blandford; R. A. Wagner; J. A. Burnetti; T. W. McElfresh

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Emplacement Using Infrared Image  

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This paper presents a method to detect an improvised explosive device (IED) by using infrared thermography (IRT) technology. The detection of IED will be done automatically and accurately even the IED detection expert is not present. Combining the advantage ... Keywords: infrared imaging, improvised explosive device, image segmentation

Kamarul Hawari Ghazali, Mohd Shawal Jadin

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a Large Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot  

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The explosive ordnance disposal robot (EOD robot) can replace man to reconnoiter, remove and deal with explosives or other dangerous articles in the dangerous environment. We design a large EOD robot which is constituted by the vehicle body, the mechanical ... Keywords: EOD robot, vehicle body, mechanical hand, vision system

Boyu Wei; Junyao Gao; Jianguo Zhu; Kejie Li

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Security and Use Control of Nuclear Explosives and Nuclear Weapons  

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This Order establishes requirements to implement the nuclear explosive security and use control elements of DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program, to ensure authorized use, when directed by proper authority, and protect against deliberate unauthorized acts/deliberate unauthorized use. Cancels DOE O 452.4A.

2010-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Security and Use Control of Nuclear Explosives and Nuclear Weapons  

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The Order establishes requirements to implement the nuclear explosive security and use control (UC) elements of DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program, to ensure authorized use, when directed by proper authority, and protect against deliberate unauthorized acts (DUAs), deliberate unauthorized use (DUU), and denial of authorized use (DAU).

2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave Generation from Explosions in Rock Cavities CANGLI LIU1  

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Wave Generation from Explosions in Rock Cavities CANGLI LIU1 and THOMAS J. AHRENS1 Abstract Ð We have developed a measurement method to monitor P- and S-waves generated from laboratory diameter cavities. Stress waves generated by the explosions were recorded within a radius of 25 cm

Stewart, Sarah T.

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High Explosives Pressing Facility on budget and on schedule | National  

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Explosives Pressing Facility on budget and on schedule | National Explosives Pressing Facility on budget and on schedule | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > High Explosives Pressing Facility on budget and ... High Explosives Pressing Facility on budget and on schedule Posted By Office of Public Affairs Construction crews prepare to pour concrete at the new High Explosives

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LANL highlights explosives work | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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explosives work | National Nuclear Security Administration explosives work | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > LANL highlights explosives work LANL highlights explosives work Posted By Office of Public Affairs For more than 70 years, Los Alamos National Laboratory has been a frontrunner in explosives research, development and applications. To

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HYDROGEN IGNITION MECHANISM FOR EXPLOSIONS IN NUCLEAR FACILITY PIPE SYSTEMS  

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Hydrogen and oxygen generation due to the radiolysis of water is a recognized hazard in pipe systems used in the nuclear industry, where the accumulation of hydrogen and oxygen at high points in the pipe system is expected, and explosive conditions exist. Pipe ruptures at nuclear facilities were attributed to hydrogen explosions inside pipelines, in nuclear facilities, i.e., Hamaoka, Nuclear Power Station in Japan, and Brunsbuettel in Germany. Prior to these accidents an ignition source for hydrogen was questionable, but these accidents, demonstrated that a mechanism was, in fact, available to initiate combustion and explosion. Hydrogen explosions may occur simultaneously with water hammer accidents in nuclear facilities, and a theoretical mechanism to relate water hammer to hydrogen deflagrations and explosions is presented herein.

Leishear, R

2010-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers | Department  

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Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers May 16, 2012 - 4:22pm Addthis New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? By 2030, energy efficiency standards passed since 2009 will save nearly $350 billion total for consumers. Energy efficiency standards for residential clothes washers and dishwashers alone will save consumers approximately $20 billion in energy and water costs through 2030. As part of the Obama Administration's energy strategy, Energy Department officials have been hard at work helping American families save money by saving energy. Since 2009, we've issued nearly 40 common-sense energy

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EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III:  

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886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase 886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana SUMMARY This EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal for the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership to demonstrate the viability and safety of CO2 storage in a regionally significant subsurface formation in Toole County, Montana and to promote the commercialization of future

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EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III:  

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6: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase 6: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana SUMMARY This EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal for the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership to demonstrate the viability and safety of CO2 storage in a regionally significant subsurface formation in Toole County, Montana and to promote the commercialization of future

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Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact | Department of Energy  

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Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact February 16, 2012 - 12:30pm Addthis Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact Alexa McClanahan Communications Support Contractor to ARPA-E They say a picture is worth a thousand words - but what happens when what you want to look at is impossible to see? That's where the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy's Electrofuels program comes in. The 13 projects that make up the program seek to develop renewable liquid fuels that use microorganisms to harness chemical or electrical energy to convert carbon dioxide into liquid fuels, without using petroleum or biomass. For example, scientists at Columbia University are using bacteria to optimize the conversion of carbon dioxide and ammonia into a liquid transportation fuel

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Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) | Department of Energy  

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Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) < Back Eligibility Commercial Local Government Tribal Government Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Wind Home Weatherization Solar Program Info Start Date 2005 State Montana Program Type Grant Program Provider Montana Department of Commerce The Big Sky Trust Fund reimburses expenses incurred in the purchase, leasing, or relocation of real assets for direct use of the assisted business or employee training costs. A local or tribal government on behalf of any business may apply. The funding limit of the program is $5,000 per new qualifying job created or $7,500 per qualifying job created in a high poverty county. A dollar for dollar match (or 50% match in a high poverty

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Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) | Open Energy Information  

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Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) Facility Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) Sector Wind energy Facility Type Community Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Great Escape Restaurant Location Schiller Park IL Coordinates 41.95547°, -87.865193° 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":41.95547,"lon":-87.865193,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change | Department of Energy  

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Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change July 1, 2010 - 3:35pm Addthis The Big Green Bus rolled into Washington, D.C., and parked outside the Department of Energy offices Monday to showcase its clean energy features. | Photo Courtesy of Joshua Delung | The Big Green Bus rolled into Washington, D.C., and parked outside the Department of Energy offices Monday to showcase its clean energy features. | Photo Courtesy of Joshua Delung | Joshua DeLung Twelve Dartmouth College students stopped at the U.S. Department of Energy Monday in a Big Green Bus, a 1989 MCI coach with an engine modified to run on waste vegetable oil. The students' goals are to promote alternative fuels and sustainable living with the slogan "Vehicle for Change" on this sixth-annual cross-country educational tour.

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Demonstration of Black Liquor Gasification at Big Island  

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This Final Technical Report provides an account of the project for the demonstration of Black Liquor Gasification at Georgia-Pacific LLC's Big Island, VA facility. This report covers the period from May 5, 2000 through November 30, 2006.

Robert DeCarrera

2007-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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People's Physics Book Ch 8-1 The Big Idea  

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People's Physics Book Ch 8-1 The Big Idea When any two bodies in the universe interact, they can components are conserved. #12;People's Physics Book Ch 8-2 Key Concepts · Impulse is how momentum

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City  

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A small New York City startup is hoping it has the next big solution in energy storage. A video documents what the company's breakthrough means for the future of grid-scale energy storage.

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Optimizing Database Load and Extract for Big Data Era  

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With growing and pervasive interest in Big Data, SQL relational databases need to compete with data management by Hadoop, NoSQL and NoDB. ... by query processing. But SQL databases require data in-place before qu...

K. T. Sridhar; M. A. Sakkeer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WESTERN GREAT PLAINS BIG RIVER FLOODPLAIN extent exaggerated for display  

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WESTERN GREAT PLAINS BIG RIVER FLOODPLAIN G.Kittel extent exaggerated for display CAREX/GRAVEL SHORE SPARSELY VEGETATED ALLIANCE Riverine Gravel Flats Great Plains Sparse Vegetation POPULUS DELTOIDES Southern Plains Herbaceous Vegetation SYMPHORICARPOS OCCIDENTALIS TEMPORARILY FLOODED SHRUBLAND ALLIANCE

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Project Summary The Big Green Challenge is NESTA's 1 million  

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Project Summary The Big Green Challenge is NESTA's £1 million prize fund to encourage will provide a greenhouse gas reduction initiative that can be cost-effectively replicated in communities

Everest, Graham R

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CORAL the next big thing in supercomputing | ornl.gov  

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CORAL: the next big thing in supercomputing; next-gen machines for Oak Ridge, Argonne, Livermore January 17, 2014 Three of the nation's premier national labs - Oak Ridge, Argonne...

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Big Data Projects on Solar Tech Evolution and Diffusion  

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This is the meeting agenda from the Big Data Projects on Solar Technology Evolution and Diffusion kickoff meeting, held on July 15, 2013 in Arlington, VA and facilitated by the SunShot Initiative.

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March 27, 2008 Without BIG-2, odor maps stink  

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in an electrical signal transmitted to the brain's olfactory bulb (OB) - a 'relay station' in the circuitry of mouse OSNs was found to express BIG-2. Detailed analyses involving elaborate fluorescent

Kazama, Hokto

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Big and Small Ideas: How to Lower Solar Financing Costs  

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DOE hosted the "Big & Small Ideas: How to Lower Solar Financing Costs" breakout session during the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum. This session explored a range of...

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BigFoot GPP and NPP Summaries, 2000-2004  

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GPP and NPP Summaries, 2000-2004 GPP and NPP Summaries, 2000-2004 Reflectance data from MODIS, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer onboard NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite Terra ( http://landval.gsfc.nasa.gov/MODIS/index.html ), is used to produce several science products including land cover, leaf area index (LAI), gross primary production (GPP) and net primary production (NPP). The overall goal of the BigFoot Project was to provide validation of these products. Background information on the BigFoot Project is available at: http://www.fsl.orst.edu/larse/bigfoot/index.html. A set of NPP/GPP summary figures was developed for each of the 9 BigFoot sites. Each set contains images and figures associated with creating the BigFoot NPP and GPP products, comparing them to MODIS products, and

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Validation Phase  

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership-Validation Phase Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven partnerships, through its Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) initiative, to determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), a greenhouse gas (GHG) which can contribute to global climate change. The RCSPs are made up of state and local agencies, coal companies, oil and gas companies, electric utilities,

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Cognitive Energy Value Chain: Leveraging Big Data to Optimize Energy  

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20-23, 2014 - 8 -CEO Cognitive Energy Optimization Confidential Transforming The Enterprise Cognitive Business Automation Holistic Business Engine Integrating the Enterprise Business & Global Markets Process Manufacturing Operations Big... FinancialMarket Big Data AnalyticsUniversal Engine providing Full Alignment IoT Web & Cloud Risk Mitigation ESL-IE-14-05-44 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 - 9 -CEO Cognitive Energy...

Birg, G.; Reitmeier, T.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annihilation explosions in macroscopic polyelectrons. Photon detonation  

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Annihilation of the electron-positron pairs in macroscopic polyelectrons is considered. It is shown that very fast collapse of the spatial area occupied by macroscopic polyelectron (or dense electron-positron plasma) produces an instant annihilation of a very large number of electron-positron pairs. This phenomenon corresponds to the so-called annihilation explosion. Annihilation of each electron-positron pair is a highly exothermic process. Therefore, in dense electron-positron plasma one can observe a very interesting phenomenon of photon detonation, i.e. a self-organized formation and propagation of the detonation wave which coincides with the annihilation wave. The photon detonation can be used in many applications, including many military and astrophysical problems.

Alexei M. Frolov

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Antimatter induced fusion and thermonuclear explosions  

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The feasibility of using antihydrogen for igniting inertial confinement fusion pellets or triggering large scale thermonuclear explosions is investigated. The number of antiproton annihilations required to start a thermonuclear burn wave in either DT or Li_2DT is found to be about 10^{21}/k^2, where k is the compression factor of the fuel to be ignited. In the second part, the technologies for producing antiprotons with high energy accelerator systems and the means for manipulating and storing microgram amounts of antihydrogen are examined. While there seems to be no theoretical obstacles to the production of 10^{18} antiprotons per day (the amount required for triggering one thermonuclear bomb), the construction of such a plant involves several techniques which are between 3 and 4 orders of magnitude away from present day technology.

Gsponer, A; Gsponer, Andre; Hurni, Jean-Pierre

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - altitude nuclear explosion Sample Search...  

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nuclear explosion Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: altitude nuclear explosion Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Imaging of the atmosphere...

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The evolution and explosion of massive Stars II: Explosive hydrodynamics and nucleosynthesis  

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The nucleosynthetic yield of isotopes lighter than A = 66 (zinc) is determined for a grid of stellar masses and metallicities including stars of 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 30, 35, and 40 M{sub {circle_dot}} and metallicities Z = 0, 10{sup {minus}4}, 0.01, 0.1, and 1 times solar (a slightly reduced mass grid is employed for non-solar metallicities). Altogether 78 different model supernova explosions are calculated. In each case nucleosynthesis has already been determined for 200 isotopes in each of 600 to 1200 zones of the presupernova star, including the effects of time dependent convection. Here each star is exploded using a piston to give a specified final kinetic energy at infinity (typically 1.2 {times} 10{sup 51} erg), and the explosive modifications to the nucleosynthesis, including the effects of neutrino irradiation, determined. A single value of the critical {sup 12}C({sub {alpha},{gamma}}){sup 16}O reaction rate corresponding to S(300 keV) = 170 keV barns is used in all calculations. The synthesis of each isotope is discussed along with its sensitivity to model parameters. In each case, the final mass of the collapsed remnant is also determined and often found not to correspond to the location of the piston (typically the edge of the iron core), but to a ``mass cut`` farther out. This mass cut is sensitive not only to the explosion energy, but also to the presupernova structure, stellar mass, and the metallicity. Unless the explosion mechanism, for unknown reasons, provides a much larger characteristic energy in more massive stars, it appears likely that stars larger than about 30 M{sub {center_dot}} will experience considerable reimplosion of heavy elements following the initial launch of a successful shock. While such explosions will produce a viable, bright Type II supernova light curve, lacking the radioactive tail, they will have dramatically reduced yields of heavy elements and may leave black hole remnants of up to 10 and more solar masses.

Woosley, S.E. [California Univ., Santa Cruz, CA (United States); [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Weaver, T.A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1995-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A viscoplastic model of expanding cylindrical shells subjected to internal explosive detonations  

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Magnetic flux compression generators rely on the expansion of thin ductile shells to generate magnetic fields. These thin shells are filled with high explosives, which when detonated, cause the shell to expand to over 200% strain at strain-rates on the order of 10{sup 4} s{sup {minus}1}. Experimental data indicate the development and growth of multiple plastic instabilities which appear in a quasi-periodic pattern on the surfaces of the shells. These quasi-periodic instabilities are connected by localized zones of intense shear that are oriented approximately 45{degree} from the outward radial direction. The quasi-periodic instabilities continue to develop and eventually become through-cracks, causing the shell to fragment. A viscoplastic constitutive model is formulated to model the high strain-rate expansion and provide insight into the development of plastic instabilities. The formulation of the viscoplastic constitutive model includes the effects of shock heating and damage in the form of microvoid nucleation, growth, and coalescence in the expanding shell. This model uses the Johnson-Cook strength model with the Mie-Grueneisen equation of state and a modified Gurson yield surface. The constitutive model includes the modifications proposed by Tvergaard and the plastic strain controlled nucleation introduced by Neeleman. The constitutive model is implemented as a user material subroutine into ABAQUS/Explicit, which is a commercially available nonlinear explicit dynamic finite element program. A cylindrical shell is modeled using both axisymmetric and plane strain elements. Two experiments were conducted involving plane wave detonated, explosively filled, copper cylinders. Instability, displacement, and velocity data were recorded using a fast framing camera and a Fabry-Perot interferometer. Good agreement is shown between the numerical results and experimental data. An additional explosively bulged cylinder experiment was also performed and a photomicrograph of an instability is shown to provide a qualitative comparison between the experimental observations and the numerical predictions.

Martineau, R.L.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction of explosively driven dense plasmas with a low-intensity laser radiation  

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The results of first experiments on reflectivity of polarized light on an explosively driven dense xenon plasma are presented. The study of polarized reflectivity properties of the plasma was accomplished using a laser light of wavelength ? = 1064 nm and at incident angles ? = 030. With density ? = 2.7 g cm?3, pressure P = 10.5 GPa and temperatures up to T ~ 3?104 K of the investigated plasma, conditions with strong Coulomb interaction (the nonideality parameter up to ? ~ 2.0) were present. Reflectivities, which were calculated via the Helmholtz equation incorporating a density profile for the plasma surface, are compared to the experimental results.

Yu Zaporozhets; V Mintsev; V Gryaznov; V Fortov; H Reinholz; G Rpke

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic Energy Commission Explores Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Explosions |  

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Explores Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Explosions | Explores Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Explosions | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Our History > NNSA Timeline > Atomic Energy Commission Explores Peaceful Uses of ... Atomic Energy Commission Explores Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Explosions July 06, 1962

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Thermally stable booster explosive and process for manufacture  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermally stable booster explosive and process for the manufacture of the explosive. The product explosive is 2,4,7,9-tetranitro-10H-benzo[4,5]furo[3,2-b]indole (TNBFI). A reactant/solvent such as n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) or dimethyl formamide (DMF) is made slightly basic. The solution is heated to reduce the water content. The solution is cooled and hexanitrostilbene is added. The solution is heated to a predetermined temperature for a specific time period, cooled, and the product is collected by filtration.

Quinlin, William T. (Amarillo, TX); Thorpe, Raymond (Amarillo, TX); Lightfoot, James M. (Amarillo, TX)

2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for enhancing stability of high explosives, for purposes of transport or storage, and the stabilized high explosives  

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The stability of porous solid high explosives, for purposes of transport or storage, is enhanced by reducing the sensitivity to shock initiation of a reaction that leads to detonation. The pores of the explosive down to a certain size are filled under pressure with a stable, low melt temperature material in liquid form, and the combined material is cooled so the pore filling material solidifies. The stability can be increased to progressively higher levels by filling smaller pores. The pore filling material can be removed, at least partially, by reheating above its melt temperature and drained off so that the explosive is once more suitable for detonation.

Nutt, Gerald L. (Menlo Park, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Trinity Site - World's First Nuclear Explosion | Department of Energy  

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Manhattan Project » Signature Manhattan Project » Signature Facilities » Trinity Site - World's First Nuclear Explosion Trinity Site - World's First Nuclear Explosion Trinity Site - World's First Nuclear Explosion The world's first nuclear explosion occurred on July 16, 1945, when a plutonium implosion device was tested at a site located 210 miles south of Los Alamos on the barren plains of the Alamogordo Bombing Range, known as the Jornada del Muerto. Inspired by the poetry of John Donne, J. Robert Oppenheimer code-named the test Trinity. Hoisted atop a 150-foot tower, the plutonium device, or Gadget, detonated at precisely 5:30 a.m. over the New Mexico desert, releasing 18.6 kilotons of power, instantly vaporizing the tower and turning the surrounding asphalt and sand into green glass.

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3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions  

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3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions 3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions 3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions The purpose of this model is to assist the U.S. Air Force and the international Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization with more accurately locating all types of explosions. October 25, 2013 A one-dimensional velocity profile with depth plotted within a three-dimensional Earth. The colors are compressional wave velocity in km/s. The rays are examples coming from a pseudo station at the North Pole. This model is used as the starting point to calculate the full SALSA3D velocity model. A one-dimensional velocity profile with depth plotted within a three-dimensional Earth. The colors are compressional wave velocity in km/s. The rays are examples coming from a pseudo station at the North Pole.

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FAQS Job Task Analyses - Nuclear Explosive Safety Study  

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Nuclear Explosive Safety Study FAQS Nuclear Explosive Safety Study FAQS STEP 1: Job Task Analysis for Tasks Task (and Number) Source Importance Frequency (1) Serves as a member or chair of the NESSG. FAQS Duties and Responsibilities Paragraph A 5 3 (2) Provides guidance on and interpretation of nuclear explosive safety (NES) requirements and policy. FAQS Duties and Responsibilities Paragraph B 5 4 (3) Drafts policy directives for the DOE/NNSA, Nuclear Explosive Safety Operations Branch (NESB) and reviews DOE/NNSA policies on NES. FAQS Duties and Responsibilities Paragraph D 5 3 (4) Provides instruction and guidance regarding NES to individuals assigned NES responsibilities. FAQS Duties and Responsibilities Paragraph E 5 3-4 (5) Monitors ongoing NEOs to ensure compliance with NES standards and

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Security and Use Control of Nuclear Explosives and Nuclear Weapons...  

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security and use control (UC) elements of DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program, to ensure authorized use, when directed by proper authority,...

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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Surety (NEWS) Program, which was established to prevent unintendedunauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. o452.1E-Draft-8-5-14.pdf --...

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Explosive destruction system for disposal of chemical munitions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosive destruction system and method for safely destroying explosively configured chemical munitions. The system comprises a sealable, gas-tight explosive containment vessel, a fragment suppression system positioned in said vessel, and shaped charge means for accessing the interior of the munition when the munition is placed within the vessel and fragment suppression system. Also provided is a means for treatment and neutralization of the munition's chemical fills, and means for heating and agitating the contents of the vessel. The system is portable, rapidly deployable and provides the capability of explosively destroying and detoxifying chemical munitions within a gas-tight enclosure so that there is no venting of toxic or hazardous chemicals during detonation.

Tschritter, Kenneth L. (Livermore, CA); Haroldsen, Brent L. (Manteca, CA); Shepodd, Timothy J. (Livermore, CA); Stofleth, Jerome H. (Albuquerque, NM); DiBerardo, Raymond A. (Baltimore, MD)

2005-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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EDS V25 containment vessel explosive qualification test report.  

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The V25 containment vessel was procured by the Project Manager, Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel (PMNSCM) as a replacement vessel for use on the P2 Explosive Destruction Systems. It is the first EDS vessel to be fabricated under Code Case 2564 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, which provides rules for the design of impulsively loaded vessels. The explosive rating for the vessel based on the Code Case is nine (9) pounds TNT-equivalent for up to 637 detonations. This limit is an increase from the 4.8 pounds TNT-equivalency rating for previous vessels. This report describes the explosive qualification tests that were performed in the vessel as part of the process for qualifying the vessel for explosive use. The tests consisted of a 11.25 pound TNT equivalent bare charge detonation followed by a 9 pound TNT equivalent detonation.

Rudolphi, John Joseph

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions  

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3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions The purpose of this model is to assist the U.S. Air Force and the international Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty...

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Ultrafast laser based coherent control methods for explosives detection  

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The detection of explosives is a notoriously difficult problem, especially at stand-off, due to their (generally) low vapor pressure, environmental and matrix interferences, and packaging. We are exploring Optimal Dynamic Detection of Explosives (ODD-Ex), which exploits the best capabilities of recent advances in laser technology and recent discoveries in optimal shaping of laser pulses for control of molecular processes to significantly enhance the standoff detection of explosives. The core of the ODD-Ex technique is the introduction of optimally shaped laser pulses to simultaneously enhance sensitivity to explosives signatures while dramatically improving specificity, particularly against matrix materials and background interferences. These goals are being addressed by operating in an optimal non-linear fashion, typically with a single shaped laser pulse inherently containing within it coherently locked control and probe subpulses. Recent results will be presented.

Moore, David Steven [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

351

Security and Control of Nuclear Explosives and Nuclear Weapons  

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

This directive establishes requirements and responsibilities to prevent the deliberate unauthorized use of U.S. nuclear explosives and U.S. nuclear weapons. Cancels DOE O 452.4.

2001-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

352

3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions  

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3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions 3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions 3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions The purpose of this model is to assist the U.S. Air Force and the international Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization with more accurately locating all types of explosions. October 25, 2013 A one-dimensional velocity profile with depth plotted within a three-dimensional Earth. The colors are compressional wave velocity in km/s. The rays are examples coming from a pseudo station at the North Pole. This model is used as the starting point to calculate the full SALSA3D velocity model. A one-dimensional velocity profile with depth plotted within a three-dimensional Earth. The colors are compressional wave velocity in km/s. The rays are examples coming from a pseudo station at the North Pole.

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NEW - DOE O 452.1E, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

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All nuclear explosives and nuclear explosive operations require special safety, security, and use control consideration because of the potentially unacceptable consequences of an accident or unauthorized act; therefore, a Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program is established to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives.

354

Global Anisotropies in Supernova Explosions and Pulsar Recoil  

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We show by two-dimensional and first three-dimensional simulations of neutrino-driven supernova explosions that low (l=1,2) modes can dominate the flow pattern in the convective postshock region on timescales of hundreds of milliseconds after core bounce. This can lead to large global anisotropy of the supernova explosion and pulsar kicks in excess of 500 km/s.

L. Scheck; T. Plewa; K. Kifonidis; H. -Th. Janka; E. Mller

2004-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

355

Semiconductor bridge: A plasma generator for the ignition of explosives  

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Small metal bridgewires are commonly used to ignite energetic powders such as pyrotechnics, propellants, and primary or secondary explosives. In this paper we describe a new means for igniting explosive materials using a semiconductor bridge (SCB). When driven with a short (20 ..mu..s), low-energy pulse (less than 3.5 mJ), the SCB produces a hot plasma that ignites explosives. The SCB, a heavily n-doped silicon film, typically 100 ..mu..m long by 380 ..mu..m wide by 2 ..mu..m thick, is 30 times smaller in volume than a conventional bridgewire. SCB devices produce a usable explosive output in a few tens of microseconds and operate at one-tenth the input energy of metal bridgewires. In spite of the low energies for ignition, SCB devices are explosively safe. We describe SCB processing and experiments evaluating SCB operation. Also discussed are the SCB vaporization process, plasma formation, optical spectra from the discharge, heat transfer mechanisms from the SCB to the explosive powders, and SCB device applications.

Benson, D.A.; Larsen, M.E.; Renlund, A.M.; Trott, W.M.; Bickes R.W. Jr.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor bridge: A plasma generator for the ignition of explosives  

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Small metal bridgewires are commonly used to ignite energetic powders such as pyrotechnics propellants and primary or secondary explosives. In this paper we describe a new means for igniting explosive materials using a semiconductor bridge (SCB). When driven with a short (20 ?s) low?energy pulse (less than 3.5 mJ) the SCB produces a hot plasma that ignites explosives. The SCB a heavily n?doped silicon film typically 100 ?m long by 380 ?m wide by 2 ?m thick is 30 times smaller in volume than a conventional bridgewire. SCB devices produce a usable explosive output in a few tens of microseconds and operate at one?tenth the input energy of metal bridgewires. In spite of the low energies for ignition SCB devices are explosively safe. We describe SCB processing and experiments evaluating SCB operation. Also discussed are the SCB vaporization process plasma formation optical spectra from the discharge heat transfer mechanisms from the SCB to the explosive powders and SCB device applications.

D. A. Benson; M. E. Larsen; A. M. Renlund; W. M. Trott; R. W. Bickes Jr.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs |  

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Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs February 8, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - BMI Corporation, a company in South Carolina, in partnership with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has successfully developed a technology that will make semi trucks more fuel efficient with the potential to save millions of gallons of fuel. Utilizing the nation's most powerful computer, BMI Corp designed a SmartTruck UnderTray System, a set of integrated aerodynamic fairings that improve the aerodynamics of 18-wheeler (Class 8) long-haul trucks. If all 1.3 million Class 8 trucks in the U.S. were configured with these components, companies could achieve annual savings of 1.5 billion gallons

358

Power Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Contribution to  

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Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Contribution to America's Progress Power Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Contribution to America's Progress March 16, 2012 - 9:00am Addthis Lauren Azar Senior Advisor to Secretary Chu Most Americans have never heard of the Department of Energy's Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), but these four organizations are a crucial part of the country's electricity infrastructure - past, present and future. Starting with the Bonneville Power Administration in 1937, Congress established the Power Marketing Administrations to distribute and sell electricity from a network of more than 130 federally built hydroelectric dams, including the Hoover Dam, the Columbia River dams, and others throughout the United States. While the PMAs -- which also include the

359

Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City | Department of Energy  

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Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City September 30, 2010 - 4:28pm Addthis Renovations to Pinehurst’s City Hall are saving residents of this bedroom community $1,335 a year | Photo courtesy of Pinehurst Renovations to Pinehurst's City Hall are saving residents of this bedroom community $1,335 a year | Photo courtesy of Pinehurst Kevin Craft What are the key facts? Renovations to city hall will save Pinehurst, Id. $1,335 a year. The project is providing work for local contractor. New insulation cuts roof heat loss in half. The Pinehurst City Hall had been in need of renovations for quite some time. Constructed in the 1960s, the building had received few physical upgrades during its lifetime. Its flat roof and lack of insulation made the roof

360

Warm coats, big thanks | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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Community / Warm coats, big thanks Community / Warm coats, big thanks Warm coats, big thanks Posted: January 9, 2014 - 2:23pm Over the last 12 years, Y-12ers have donated almost 7000 coats, sweaters and other winter wear to the Volunteer Ministry Center. As East Tennessee faces the coldest temperatures seen in a long while, Y-12ers have shown their volunteer spirit for the twelfth straight year by helping countless people stay warm thanks to another successful United Way Coat Drive to benefit the Volunteer Ministry Center. In total, the site donated 589 coats and winter wear items, 64 pairs of gloves, 47 scarves, and 66 hats and toboggans, which VMC makes available to the public through its Knoxville office. In addition, this year's efforts were expanded to include collection of toiletries for VMC. Y-12 collected more than 20 copy paper boxes full of

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Big Bend Preventorium Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility | Open  

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Preventorium Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Preventorium Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Bend Preventorium Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Facility Big Bend Preventorium Sector Geothermal energy Type Greenhouse Location Big Bend, California Coordinates 39.6982182°, -121.4608015° 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":[]}

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project | Department  

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project August 16, 2012 - 2:19pm Addthis New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to serve 8,000 Northwest homes. Construction of the chip pretreatment structure, shown here, is scheduled to be completed in 2013. | Photo courtesy of Bonneville Power Administration. New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to

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Big Spring II Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Big Spring II Wind Farm Big Spring II Wind Farm Facility Big Spring II Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Caithness Developer York Research Energy Purchaser TXU Electric & Gas Location Howard County TX Coordinates 32.146715°, -101.398244° 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":32.146715,"lon":-101.398244,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County | Department of Energy  

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New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County August 25, 2010 - 12:00pm Addthis Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Officials at Sherburne County's Government Center in Minnesota had a problem: the complex's original boilers, installed in 1972, were in desperate need of replacing. The two boilers were inefficient, labor intensive and well past their life expectancy. Any upgrades to the system were put on hold as the county tightened its purse strings amid a tough economy. "We kept asking: 'Can we make these things last one more year?'" says Dave Lucas, Sherburne County's solid waste administrator. However, hopes for a new set of boilers were revived in April after the

365

Tiny Glass Bubbles With Big Potential | Department of Energy  

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Tiny Glass Bubbles With Big Potential Tiny Glass Bubbles With Big Potential Tiny Glass Bubbles With Big Potential August 19, 2011 - 12:32pm Addthis SRNL's Porous Walled Hollow Glass Microspheres (which are about half the width of a human hair in diameter) have a network of interconnected pores that enable them to be filled with, hold and release gases and other materials. | Image courtesy of SRNL SRNL's Porous Walled Hollow Glass Microspheres (which are about half the width of a human hair in diameter) have a network of interconnected pores that enable them to be filled with, hold and release gases and other materials. | Image courtesy of SRNL Liisa O'Neill Liisa O'Neill Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? SRNL's porous walled glass microspheres allow the potential for

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project | Department  

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project August 16, 2012 - 2:19pm Addthis New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to serve 8,000 Northwest homes. Construction of the chip pretreatment structure, shown here, is scheduled to be completed in 2013. | Photo courtesy of Bonneville Power Administration. New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to

367

Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential |  

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Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential November 5, 2013 - 3:36pm Addthis The Building Technologies Office’s Emerging Technologies Program works to advance new commerical building technologies that are expected to reach the marketplace in five years or less. | Photo of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Building Technologies Office's Emerging Technologies Program works to advance new commerical building technologies that are expected to reach the marketplace in five years or less. | Photo of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility by Dennis Schroeder, National

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Big Spring I Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Big Spring I Wind Farm Big Spring I Wind Farm Facility Big Spring I Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Caithness Developer York Research Energy Purchaser TXU Electric & Gas Location Howard County TX Coordinates 32.146715°, -101.398244° 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":32.146715,"lon":-101.398244,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Pre-Big Bang, vacuum and noncyclic cosmologies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

WMAP and Planck open the way to unprecedented Big Bang phenomenology, potentially allowing to test the standard Big Bang model as well as less conventional approaches including noncyclic pre-Big Bang cosmologies that would incorporate a new fundamental scale beyond the Planck scale and, possibly, new ultimate constituents of matter. Alternatives to standard physics can be considered from a cosmological point of view concerning vacuum structure, the nature of space-time, the origin and evolution of our Universe, the validity of quantum field theory and conventional symmetries, solutions to the cosmological constant problem, inflationary scenarios, dark matter and dark energy, the interpretation of string-like theories... Lorentz-like symmetries for the properties of matter (standard or superbradyonic) can then be naturally stable space-time configurations resulting from general cosmological scenarios that incorporate physics beyond the Planck scale and describe the formation and evolution of the present vacuum...

Gonzalez-Mestres, Luis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County | Department of Energy  

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Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County August 25, 2010 - 12:00pm Addthis Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Officials at Sherburne County's Government Center in Minnesota had a problem: the complex's original boilers, installed in 1972, were in desperate need of replacing. The two boilers were inefficient, labor intensive and well past their life expectancy. Any upgrades to the system were put on hold as the county tightened its purse strings amid a tough economy. "We kept asking: 'Can we make these things last one more year?'" says Dave Lucas, Sherburne County's solid waste administrator. However, hopes for a new set of boilers were revived in April after the

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Natural Gas for the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green)  

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the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green) the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green) JOHN DAVIS: No one has been hit harder by rising fuel prices than America's long-haul commercial truckers. A big rig can easily burn 20,000 gallons of fuel a year, and with diesel prices projected to keep rising, this not only pinches the trucker's bottom line, but that extra cost is passed on to American consumers. Meanwhile, natural gas prices have remained stable and are forecast to stay that way for years to come. Up to now, demand for natural gas as a transportation fuel has been mostly for compressed natural gas used by light and medium-duty vehicles. City buses, refuse haulers, utilities, and

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Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California | Department of  

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Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California October 15, 2012 - 4:40pm Addthis A portion of the new 141 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at Monterey County’s Laurel Yard Complex in Salinas, California. The system is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs. Click here to see a panoramic view of the entire solar array. | Photo courtesy of Santa Cruz Westside Electric, DBA Sandbar. A portion of the new 141 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at Monterey County's Laurel Yard Complex in Salinas, California. The system is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.

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Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California | Department of  

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Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California October 15, 2012 - 4:40pm Addthis A portion of the new 141 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at Monterey County’s Laurel Yard Complex in Salinas, California. The system is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs. Click here to see a panoramic view of the entire solar array. | Photo courtesy of Santa Cruz Westside Electric, DBA Sandbar. A portion of the new 141 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at Monterey County's Laurel Yard Complex in Salinas, California. The system is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.

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Condensed-phase decomposition in thermally-aged explosives  

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In previous work, the isothermal decomposition of nitrocellulose (NC) was examined using two substantially different experimental techniques that are being developed to investigate condensed-phase chemistry occurring during the thermal decomposition of a variety of explosives. The confined isothermal aging technique involved confined thin-film samples heated to temperatures of 150 to 170{degrees}C, for 1 to 72 hours. Condensed-phase chemistry was monitored real-time using FTIR. Results indicated that the first step in decomposition was scission of the O-NO{sub 2} bond and subsequent formation of carbonyl and hydroxyl products. Scission of the O-NO{sub 2} bond appeared to occur by a first-order reaction. Additional unconfined rapid isothermal decomposition experiments with NC have been completed and are described in this paper. Those additional experiments extended the previous work and investigated the effect of varying film thickness (from about 0.2 to 0.6 microns), varying temperature (from about 420 to 640{degrees}C), and using {sup 15}NO{sub 2}-labled NC. The results indicated that decomposition of NC appears to involve at least two principal mechanisms: (1) O-NO{sub 2} bond scission, which is accompanied by carbonyl or hydroxyl formation, and (2) polymer fragmentation. These two mechanisms occur simultaneously. At temperatures of 170{degrees}C, or lower, polymer fragmentation appears negligible, but at temperatures of 420{degrees}C, or higher, polymer fragmentation is appreciable and occurs at rates comparable to those for O-NO{sub 2} bond scission. While polymer fragmentation may be associated with O-NO{sub 2} bond scission, at higher temperatures, additional steps must be involved in the fragmentation mechanism. At each end of the temperatures range from about 150 to 420{degrees}C, the rate of O-NO{sub 2} bond scission appears reasonably consistent with a mechanism dominated by a first-order decomposition step.

Erickson, K.L.; Trott, W.M.; Renlund, A.M.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - NEPA Big Sky Final EA .doc  

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886 886 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT For The Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY April 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project National Energy Technology Laboratory Final Environmental Assessment i April 2013 COVER SHEET Responsible Agency: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Title: Environmental Assessment for the Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project (DOE/EA-1886) Contact: For additional copies or more information about this Environmental Assessment, please contact: Mr. Bill Gwilliam U.S. Department of Energy

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Optimization of steam explosion pretreatment. Final report  

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Different operating conditions are required to optimize the yield from each of the various fractions in the substrate. Xylose recovery is maximized at short cooking times whereas maximum lignin recovery requires much longer cooking times. Peak glucose yield and rumen digestibility occur at intermediate times. If process conditions are set for maximum glucose yield we have achieved a yield of 68% of the theoretical, based on an average of a dozen substrates tested. Individual results ranged from 46 to 87%. If the process is optimized for maximum total sugars (i.e. glucose plus xylose) we have obtained an average yield of 60%, with a range of 31 to 75%. With rumen microflora, the average value of the in-vitro cellulose digestibility was 82%, with a range of 41 to 90%. The optimum operating conditions for total sugars are a pressure of 500 to 550 psig with a cooking time of 40 to 50 seconds and 35% starting moisture content. Particle size is not a significant factor, nor is pre-steaming or use of a constricting die in the gun nozzle. High quality lignin can be extracted with 80% yield. The Iotech lignin is very soluble, has a low molecular weight and is reactive. The unique properties of the lignin derive from the explosion at the end of the pretreatment. A lignin formaldehyde resin has been successfully formulated and tested. It represents a high value utilization of the lignin byproduct with immediate market potential. A detailed engineering design of the process gives an estimated operating cost of $7.50/OD ton of biomass. At this low cost, the Iotech process achieves many important pretreatment goals in a single step. The substrate has been sterilized; it has been pulverized into a powder; the cellulose has been accessible; and a highly reactive lignin fraction can be recovered and utilized.

Foody, P.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot-scale testing of a fuel oil-explosives cofiring process for recovering energy from waste explosives: Final report  

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The US Army generates and stores a significant quantity of explosives and explosive-related materials that do not meet specifications for their primary use. Current explosives disposal processes do not recover any resources from these materials. The heat of combustion of these materials is typically 9 to 15 kJ/g (4000 to 6500 Btu/lb), which is 21 to 33% of the high heating value of No. 2 fuel oil. One secondary use for explosives is to cofire them with other fuels to recover their energy content. Bench-scale testing has shown that cofiring is feasible and safe within certain guidelines. To further evaluate cofiring, a proof-of-principle test was conducted in a 300-kW (10/sup 6/ Btu/h) combustion chamber. The test program was discontinued before completion because of failures largely unrelated to the explosives contained in the fuel. This report presents the results of the proof-of-principle tests, as well as design and operational changes that would eliminate problems encountered during the course of the test program. It is clearly feasible to cofire explosives and fuel oil. However, more data are needed before the process can be tested in a production boiler, furnace, or incinerator. 20 refs., 14 figs., 9 tabs.

Bradshaw, W.M.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STANDARD BIG BANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS UP TO CNO WITH AN IMPROVED EXTENDED NUCLEAR NETWORK  

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Primordial or big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is one of the three strong pieces of evidence for the big bang model together with the expansion of the universe and cosmic microwave background radiation. In this study, we improve the standard BBN calculations taking into account new nuclear physics analyses and enlarge the nuclear network up to sodium. This is, in particular, important to evaluate the primitive value of CNO mass fraction that could affect Population III stellar evolution. For the first time we list the complete network of more than 400 reactions with references to the origin of the rates, including Almost-Equal-To 270 reaction rates calculated using the TALYS code. Together with the cosmological light elements, we calculate the primordial beryllium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen nuclei. We performed a sensitivity study to identify the important reactions for CNO, {sup 9}Be, and boron nucleosynthesis. We re-evaluated those important reaction rates using experimental data and/or theoretical evaluations. The results are compared with precedent calculations: a primordial beryllium abundance increase by a factor of four compared to its previous evaluation, but we note a stability for B/H and for the CNO/H abundance ratio that remains close to its previous value of 0.7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -15}. On the other hand, the extension of the nuclear network has not changed the {sup 7}Li value, so its abundance is still 3-4 times greater than its observed spectroscopic value.

Coc, Alain [Centre de Spectrometrie Nucleaire et de Spectrometrie de Masse (CSNSM), CNRS/IN2P3, Universite Paris Sud, UMR 8609, Batiment 104, F-91405 Orsay Campus (France); Goriely, Stephane; Xu, Yi [Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); Saimpert, Matthias; Vangioni, Elisabeth [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR 7095 CNRS, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 98 bis Boulevard Arago, Paris 75014 (France)

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on  

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6: May 29, 2006 6: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on AddThis.com... Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices

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T-677: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of...  

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77: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of Service Vulnerability T-677: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of Service Vulnerability July 27, 2011 -...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aura laser big Sample Search Results  

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laser big Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aura laser big Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Aura as a Platform for Distributed Sensing and...

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Make a Big Difference to a Small Organizati...  

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Efficiency Upgrades Make a Big Difference to a Small Organization Energy Efficiency Upgrades Make a Big Difference to a Small Organization Photo of a man and woman standing outside...

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Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Software Engineering Focus: CyberSecurity and Big Data  

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Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Software Engineering Focus: CyberSecurity and Big to cybersecurity and big data. Outstanding candidates from all areas of software engineering and computer science

Carver, Jeffrey C.

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Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential | Department...  

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Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential January 3, 2014 - 9:05am Addthis John Fox, CEO of Electratherm,...

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Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City | Department...  

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Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City Addthis Duration 2:08 Topic Smart Grid Storage...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: County Fleet Goes Big on Idle Reduction,  

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County Fleet Goes Big County Fleet Goes Big on Idle Reduction, Ethanol Use, Fuel Efficiency to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: County Fleet Goes Big on Idle Reduction, Ethanol Use, Fuel Efficiency on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: County Fleet Goes Big on Idle Reduction, Ethanol Use, Fuel Efficiency on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: County Fleet Goes Big on Idle Reduction, Ethanol Use, Fuel Efficiency on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: County Fleet Goes Big on Idle Reduction, Ethanol Use, Fuel Efficiency on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: County Fleet Goes Big on Idle Reduction, Ethanol Use, Fuel Efficiency on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: County Fleet Goes Big on Idle Reduction, Ethanol Use, Fuel Efficiency on

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Riparian wetlands and visitor use management in Big Bend National Park, Texas'  

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to the Mexican States of Chihuahua and Coahuila. Big Bend National Park contains about 27,000 acres of wetland

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John C. Mather, the Big Bang, and the COBE  

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John C. Mather, the Big Bang, and the COBE John C. Mather, the Big Bang, and the COBE Resources with Additional Information · Videos John C. Mather Courtesy of NASA "Dr. John C. Mather of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has won the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Mather shares the prize with George F. Smoot of the University of California for their collaborative work on understanding the Big Bang. Mather and Smoot analyzed data from NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), which studied the pattern of radiation from the first few instants after the universe was formed. In 1992, the COBE team announced that they had mapped the primordial hot and cold spots in the cosmic microwave background radiation. These spots are related to the gravitational field in the early universe, only instants after the Big Bang, and are the seeds for the giant clusters of galaxies that stretch hundreds of millions of light years across the universe. ...

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SHADING CALCULATIONS FOR THE BIG DISH Jeff Cumpston1  

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as that of the Model Power Plant in Albuquerque, USA. Staggering of dish rows is simulated and it is found], building the 'SG4' 500m2 Big Dish solar paraboloidal concentrator for solar-thermal to electric energy into a dish-array for large-scale power production. A program has been created for modelling the annual

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People's Physics Book Ch 20-1 The Big Ideas  

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(whether standing still or moving at a fast speed) is WRONG. In fact, the rate at which time passes dependsPeople's Physics Book Ch 20-1 The Big Ideas Einstein believed that the laws of physics do of physics. In other words, if you are on a moving train and drop a ball or if you are standing on a farm

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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How Big Is the World Wide Web? Adrian Dobra  

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How Big Is the World Wide Web? Adrian Dobra Department of Statistics Carnegie Mellon University of sound proce­ dures for assessing the size of the World Wide Web. The problem is compounded by the fact that sampling directly from the Web is not possible. Several groups of re­ searchers have found sampling schemes

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People's Physics Book Ch 7-1 The Big Idea  

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People's Physics Book Ch 7-1 The Big Idea The universe has many remarkable qualities, among them. This is the second of the five fundamental conservation laws in physics. The other four are conservation of energy;People's Physics Book Ch 7-2 as just the two cars. In this case, internal forces include

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Small Towns Achieve Big Savings with Lighting Upgrades  

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Small communities in Kansas and Missouri are saving big money and energy through high-impact lighting projects. Over the past three years, more than 5,700 energy-efficient lights were installed in communities with populations of less than 35,000 people, saving a combined $25 million in energy costs and drastically cutting carbon emissions.

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UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, 2006 Big Issues in Mobile  

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© UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, 2006 Big Issues in Mobile Learning Report of a workshop by the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence Mobile Learning Initiative Edited by Mike Sharples #12;Contents Foreword 2 Introduction: Mapping the Landscape of Mobile Learning 3 What is mobile learning? 5 How to enhance

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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People's Physics Book Ch13-1 The Big Ideas  

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electrical energy into heat and light or an electric motor that converts electric energy into mechanicalPeople's Physics Book Ch13-1 The Big Ideas: The name electric current is given to the phenomenon that occurs when an electric field moves down a wire at close to the speed of light. Voltage is the electrical

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Big-hole drilling - the state of the art  

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The art of big-hole drilling has been in a continual state of evolution at the Nevada Test Site since the start of underground testing in 1961. Emplacement holes for nuclear devices are still being drilled by the rotary-drilling process, but almost all the hardware and systems have undergone many changes during the intervening years. The current design of bits, cutters, and other big-hole-drilling hardware results from contributions of manufacturers and Test Site personnel. The dual-string, air-lift, reverse-circulation system was developed at the Test Site. Necessity was really the Mother of this invention, but this circulation system is worthy of consideration under almost any condition. Drill rigs for big-hole drilling are usually adaptations of large oil-well drill rigs with minor modifications required to handle the big bits and drilling assemblies. Steel remains the favorite shaft lining material, but a lot of thought is being given to concrete linings, especially precast concrete.

Lackey, M.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydroliquefaction of Big Brown lignite in supercritical fluids  

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Big Brown lignite was liquefied in a fixed bed tube reactor. Three solvents were used in the liquefaction studies, toluene, cyclohexane and methanol. Two co-solvents, tetralin and water were used with toluene. The effects of the solvents and co...

Chen, Hui

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The little sibling of the big rip singularity  

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We present a new cosmological event, which we named the little sibling of the big rip. This event is much smoother than the big rip singularity. When the little sibling of the big rip is reached, the Hubble rate and the scale factor blow up but the cosmic derivative of the Hubble rate does not. This abrupt event takes place at an infinite cosmic time where the scalar curvature explodes. We show that a doomsday \\'a la little sibling of the big rip is compatible with an accelerating universe, indeed at present it would mimic perfectly a LCDM scenario. It turns out that eventhough the event seems to be harmless as it takes place in the infinite future, the bound structures in the universe would be unavoidably destroyed on a finite cosmic time from now. The model can be motivated by considering that the weak energy condition should not be abusibely violated in our Universe, and it could give us some hints about the status of recently formulated nonlinear energy conditions.

Bouhmadi-Lopez, Mariam; Martin-Moruno, Prado; Ouali, Taoufik; Tavakoli, Yaser

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The little sibling of the big rip singularity  

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We present a new cosmological event, which we named the little sibling of the big rip. This event is much smoother than the big rip singularity. When the little sibling of the big rip is reached, the Hubble rate and the scale factor blow up but the cosmic derivative of the Hubble rate does not. This abrupt event takes place at an infinite cosmic time where the scalar curvature explodes. We show that a doomsday \\'a la little sibling of the big rip is compatible with an accelerating universe, indeed at present it would mimic perfectly a LCDM scenario. It turns out that eventhough the event seems to be harmless as it takes place in the infinite future, the bound structures in the universe would be unavoidably destroyed on a finite cosmic time from now. The model can be motivated by considering that the weak energy condition should not be abusibely violated in our Universe, and it could give us some hints about the status of recently formulated nonlinear energy conditions.

Mariam Bouhmadi-Lopez; Ahmed Errahmani; Prado Martin-Moruno; Taoufik Ouali; Yaser Tavakoli

2014-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Walkable Communities, Inc. March 1999 Fixing the Big  

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-1- © Walkable Communities, Inc. March 1999 Road Diets Fixing the Big Roads By Dan Burden and Peter fund a study and to convert a one-mile section of Electric Avenue in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, from four crash statistics and other data, the team concluded that more uniform flow, reduced conflicts and great

Handy, Susan L.

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Big Bayou Creek and Little Bayou Creek Watershed Monitoring Program  

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Biological monitoring of Little Bayou and Big Bayou creeks, which border the Paducah Site, has been conducted since 1987. Biological monitoring was conducted by University of Kentucky from 1987 to 1991 and by staff of the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from 1991 through March 1999. In March 1998, renewed Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) permits were issued to the US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Enrichment Corporation. The renewed DOE permit requires that a watershed monitoring program be developed for the Paducah Site within 90 days of the effective date of the renewed permit. This plan outlines the sampling and analysis that will be conducted for the watershed monitoring program. The objectives of the watershed monitoring are to (1) determine whether discharges from the Paducah Site and the Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) associated with the Paducah Site are adversely affecting instream fauna, (2) assess the ecological health of Little Bayou and Big Bayou creeks, (3) assess the degree to which abatement actions ecologically benefit Big Bayou Creek and Little Bayou Creek, (4) provide guidance for remediation, (5) provide an evaluation of changes in potential human health concerns, and (6) provide data which could be used to assess the impact of inadvertent spills or fish kill. According to the cleanup will result in these watersheds [Big Bayou and Little Bayou creeks] achieving compliance with the applicable water quality criteria.

Kszos, L.A.; Peterson, M.J.; Ryon; Smith, J.G.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry  

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How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry Abdelkader generated by the Petroleum Industry and particularly its upstream segment? Upstream is no stranger to Big the desired outcomes? Keywords Big Data; Analytics; Upstream Petroleum Industry; Knowledge Management; KM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Scalable Multi-Access Flash Store for Big Data Analytics Sang-Woo Jun  

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Scalable Multi-Access Flash Store for Big Data Analytics Sang-Woo Jun , Ming Liu , Kermin Elliott General Terms Design Measurement Performance Keywords Storage system, Big Data, FPGA networks, SSD, Flash We have entered the "Big Data" age. The evolution of computer networks and the increasing scale

Bhatia, Sangeeta

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UNIFYING THE ZOO OF JET-DRIVEN STELLAR EXPLOSIONS  

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We present a set of numerical simulations of stellar explosions induced by relativistic jets emanating from a central engine sitting at the center of compact, dying stars. We explore a wide range of durations of the central engine activity, two candidate stellar progenitors, and two possible values of the total energy release. We find that even if the jets are narrowly collimated, their interaction with the star unbinds the stellar material, producing a stellar explosion. We also find that the outcome of the explosion can be very different depending on the duration of the engine activity. Only the longest-lasting engines result in successful gamma-ray bursts. Engines that power jets only for a short time result in relativistic supernova (SN) explosions, akin to observed engine-driven SNe such as SN2009bb. Engines with intermediate durations produce weak gamma-ray bursts, with properties similar to nearby bursts such as GRB 980425. Finally, we find that the engines with the shortest durations, if they exist in nature, produce stellar explosions that lack sizable amounts of relativistic ejecta and are therefore dynamically indistinguishable from ordinary core-collapse SNe.

Lazzati, Davide; Blackwell, Christopher H. [Department of Physics, NC State University, 2401 Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695-8202 (United States); Morsony, Brian J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2535 Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter Street, Madison WI 53706-1582 (United States); Begelman, Mitchell C. [JILA, University of Colorado, 440 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0440 (United States)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of blast damage from vapor cloud explosions  

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The process industries handle a wide range of different materials and use them in different types of chemical reaction. Of particular concern is the prospect of damage and injury affecting the general public outside the boundary wall of the chemical plant. It is not wise to permit the construction of homes, schools or hospitals so close to chemical plants that they, and the people within, might be damaged or injured should there be an accidental explosion in the plant. The major hazard outside the plant is over-pressure, a consequence of an accidental explosion in a cloud of flammable gas or vapor (Vapor Cloud Explosion or VCE). It is the responsibility of plant management to ensure that any such accidental explosion is not so large as to endanger the public, and of the local planning authorities to ensure that homes, schools or hospitals are not sited so close to chemical plants that they may be endangered by accidental explosion. A vital tool for such authorities is a simple method of assessing the possible consequences of an accidental VCE. In this paper those methods of assessing the consequences are examined.

Phillips, H. [Phillips (H.), Buxton (United Kingdom)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of radiation safety and nuclear explosive safety disciplines  

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In August 1945, U.S. Navy Captain William Parsons served as the weaponeer aboard the Enola Gay for the mission to Hiroshima (Shelton 1988). In view of the fact that four B-29s had crashed and burned on takeoff from Tinian the night before, Captain Parsons made the decision to arm the gun-type weapon after takeoff for safety reasons (15 kilotons of TNT equivalent). Although he had no control over the success of the takeoff, he could prevent the possibility of a nuclear detonation on Tinian by controlling what we now call the nuclear explosive. As head of the Ordnance Division at Los Alamos and a former gunnery officer, Captain Parsons clearly understood the role of safety in his work. The advent of the pre-assembled implosion weapon where the high explosive and nuclear materials are always in an intimate configuration meant that nuclear explosive safety became a reality at a certain point in development and production not just at the time of delivery by the military. This is the only industry where nuclear materials are intentionally put in contact with high explosives. The agency of the U.S. Government responsible for development and production of U.S. nuclear weapons is the Department of Energy (DOE) (and its predecessor agencies). This paper will be limited to nuclear explosive safety as it is currently practiced within the DOE nuclear weapons

Winstanley, J. L.

1998-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Capabilities for high explosive pulsed power research at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

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Research on topics requiring high magnetic fields and high currents have been pursued using high explosive pulsed power (HEPP) techniques since the 1950s at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We have developed many sophisticated HEPr systems through the years, and most of them depend on technology available from the nuclear weapons program. Through the 1980s and 1990s, our budgets would sustain parallel efforts in zpinch research using both HEPr and capacitor banks. In recent years, many changes have occurred that are driven by concerns such as safety, security, and environment, as well as reduced budgets and downsizing of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) complex due to the end of the cold war era. In this paper, we review the teclmiques developed to date, and adaptations that are driven by changes in budgets and our changing complex. One new Ranchero-based solid liner z-pinch experimental design is also presented. Explosives that are cast to shape instead of being machined, and initiation systems that depend on arrays of slapper detonators are important new tools. Some materials that are seen as hazardous to the environment are avoided in designs. The process continues to allow a wide range of research however, and there are few, if any, experiments that we have done in the past that could not be perform today. The HErr firing facility at Los Alamos continues to have a 2000 lb. high explosive limit, and our 2.4 MJ capacitor bank remains a mainstay of the effort. Modem diagnostic and data analysis capabilities allow fewer personnel to achieve better results, and in the broad sense we continue to have a robust capability.

Goforth, James H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Oona, Henn [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tasker, Douglas G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kaul, A M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser pyrolysis of explosives combined with mass spectral studies of the ignition zone  

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By combining a laser ignition technique with mass spectroscopic analysis we have developed a means of rapid determination of some of the molecules involved in the thermal ignition process of a high explosive. This technique also enables the study of how parameters such as initial gas pressure (0.15.0 MPa), type of gas (helium, air or nitrogen), laser wavelength (911 ?m), laser pulse width (1 ms?1 s) and laser power (10180 W) influence the production of major decomposition products (N2O, HCN, NO2, H2CO, NO and CO2) and some of the larger fragments in the reaction zone. It also permits the detection and identification of some of the larger molecule fragments involved in the ignition process. The experimental equipment consists mainly of a 180 W CO2 laser, an explosives test vessel, and a mass spectrometer. This paper describes in detail the techniques and apparatus used and gives an introductory study of the fast laser pyrolysis/laser ignition for 1,3,5-trinitrohexahydro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX). The combined laser ignition/mass spectroscopy method gives advantages over earlier pyrolysis-MS methods in that it permits us to follow the transition from a slow thermal decomposition to a self-sustained deflagration. The method also makes it possible to study these processes at elevated pressures (up to 5.0 MPa). In the RDX pre-ignition zone some decomposition intermediates were identified: triazine (C3N3H3) and possibly (CN)2. In the pre-ignition zone of RDX we have also identified both condensed-phase and gas-phase processes. In order to show the general applicability of the method results are also presented for other high explosives: HNS, PETN, TNT and Tetryl.

Henric stmark; Helena Bergman; Katrin Ekvall

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Explosives Pressing Facility on budget and on schedule | National  

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Pressing Facility on budget and on schedule | National Pressing Facility on budget and on schedule | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > High Explosives Pressing Facility on budget and ... High Explosives Pressing Facility on budget and on schedule Posted By Office of Public Affairs Construction crews prepare to pour concrete at the new High Explosives

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Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions  

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act workers at the Hanford Site recently American Recovery and Reinvestment Act workers at the Hanford Site recently used explosives to demolish industrial structures that supported plutonium processing for national defense. The explosive demolitions took down two 250-foot-tall exhaust chimneys, two 90-foot-fall air filter structures, and a 140-foot-tall water tower. The water tower was marked by a "Work Safely" motto that greeted workers. "Given the sheer height of the structures, explosive demolition was selected as the safer method of demolition," said Kurt Kehler, vice president and decommissioning and demolition project manager of CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, DOE's contractor at the Hanford Site. The structures supported the 284 West Power House, which was built in 1943 as

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Method for loading explosive laterally from a borehole  

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There is provided a method for forming an in situ oil shale retort in a subterranean formation containing oil shale. At least one void is excavated in the formation, leaving zones of unfragmented formation adjacent the void. An array of main blastholes is formed in the zone of unfragmented formation and at least one explosive charge which is shaped for forming a high velocity gas jet is placed into a main blasthole with the axis of the gas jet extending transverse to the blasthole. The shaped charge is detonated for forming an auxiliary blasthole in the unfragmented formation adjacent a side wall of the main blasthole. The auxiliary blasthole extends laterally away from the main blasthole. Explosive is placed into the main blasthole and into the auxiliary blasthole and is detonated for explosively expanding formation towards the free face for forming a fragmented permeable mass of formation particles in the in situ oil shale retort.

Ricketts, Thomas E. (Grand Junction, CO)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a trace explosives detection portal for personnel screening  

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The authors discuss the development, design, and operation of a walk-through trace detection portal designed to screen personnel for explosives. Developed at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) with primary funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and additional support from the Department of Energy office of Safeguards and Security, this portal is intended primarily for use in airport terminals and in other localities where a very high throughput of pedestrian traffic is combined with stringent security requirements. The portal is capable of detecting both vapor and particulate contamination, with the collection of explosive material being based upon the entrainment of that material in air flows over the body of the person being screened. This portal is capable of detecting most types of common high explosives of interest to the FAA. The authors discuss the results of field testing of the portal in the Albuquerque International Airport in September, 1997 and more recent steps towards commercialization of the portal.

Parmeter, J.E.; Linker, K.L.; Rhykerd, C.L. Jr.; Bouchier, F.A.; Hannum, D.W.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Construction on Pantex High Explosives Pressing Facility Reaches 85% Mark |  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Field Offices > Welcome to the NNSA Production Office > NPO Press Field Offices > Welcome to the NNSA Production Office > NPO Press Releases > Construction on Pantex High Explosives Pressing Facility ... Construction on Pantex High Explosives Pressing Facility Reaches 85% Mark January 3, 2014 Work on the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) High Explosives Pressing Facility at its Pantex Plant, located near Amarillo, Texas, this month passed the 85 percent construction completion mark and is on schedule and under budget. Download Press Release Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr General Information NPO Press Releases Public Contact Us Mission Links NEPA Reading Room NPO Press Releases January 2014 (1) March 2013 (1) January 2013 (2) October 2012 (1) September 2012 (1) July 2012 (1) June 2012 (3) April 2012 (1) March 2012 (1)

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NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS - PEACEFUI APPLICATIONS PROJECT WUL 1 SON  

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EXPLOSIONS - PEACEFUI EXPLOSIONS - PEACEFUI APPLICATIONS PROJECT WUL 1 SON F I N A L OPERATIONAL WAB$OACTIVI TY REPORT PRODUCT1 ON TESTS FEBRUARY 1972 PEACEFUL APPLICATIONS DIVISION NEVADA OPER4TIONS OFFICE This page intentionally left blank TABLE OF CONTENTS Subject Page N o . Abstract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acknowledgements i i i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I . Introduction 1 I1 . F i r s t Production Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 I11 . Second Production Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 IV . Third Production Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 V . Data Tables A . First Production Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 B . Second Production Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 C . Third Production Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Figures I . Road Map of Northwest Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . I1 . Total 3~ and 8

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Radio frequency overview of the high explosive radio telemetry project  

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High explosive radio telemetry (HERT) is a project that is being developed jointly by Los Alamos National Laboratory and AlliedSignal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies. The ultimate goal is to develop a small, modular telemetry system capable of high-speed detection of explosive events, with an accuracy on the order of 10 nanoseconds. The reliable telemetry of this data, from a high-speed missile trajectory, is a very challenging opportunity. All captured data must be transmitted in less than 20 microseconds of time duration. This requires a high bits/Hertz microwave telemetry modulation code to insure transmission of the data with the limited time interval available.

Bracht, R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Dimsdle, J.; Rich, D.; Smith, F. [AlliedSignal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, Kansas City, MO (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Io - Are vapor explosions responsible for the 5-micron outbursts  

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It is proposed that a vapor explosion of a submerged pool of liquid sulfur will remove the crust overlying an area of about 50-km diam. Thermal radiation from the exposed liquid sulfur pool with a surface temperature of 600 K is then presumed to be responsible for the 5-micron outbursts that have been observed. The explosive volcanoes are expected to leave black sulfur calderas, which are, indeed, found on the surface. The 5-micron outburst observed by Sinton (1980), on June 11, 1979 (UT), is identified with a new caldera found on Voyager 2 photographs but which had not been present on Voyager 1 pictures.

Sinton, W.M.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cluster Explosive Synchronization in a Power Grid model  

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The emergence of explosive synchronization has been reported as an abrupt transition in complex networks of first-order Kuramoto oscillators. In this Letter, we demonstrate that the nodes in a power grid model, equivalent to a second-order Kuramoto model, perform a cascade of transitions toward a synchronous macroscopic state, a novel phenomenon that we call cluster explosive synchronization. We provide a rigorous analytical treatment using a mean-field analysis in uncorrelated networks. Our findings are in good agreement with numerical simulations and fundamentally deepen the understanding of microscopic mechanisms toward synchronization.

Ji, Peng; Menck, Peter J; Rodrigues, Francisco A; Kurths, Jrgen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermonuclear supernova explosions and their remnants: the case of Tycho  

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We propose to use the thermal X-ray emission from young supernova remnants (SNRs) originated in Type Ia supernovae (SNe) to extract relevant information concerning the explosion mechanism. We focus on the differences between numerical 1D and 3D explosion calculations, and the impact that these differences could have on young SNRs. We use the remnant of the Tycho supernova (SN 1572) as a test case to compare with our predictions, discussing the observational features that allow to accept or discard a given model.

Carles Badenes; Eduardo Bravo; Kazimierz J. Borkowski

2003-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Honey bees (Apis mellifera) as explosives detectors: exploring proboscis extension reflex conditioned response to trinitrotolulene (TNT)  

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We examined honey bee's associative learning response to conditioning with trinitrotolulene (TNT) vapor concentrations generated at three temperatures and their ability to be reconditioned after a 24 h period. We used classical conditioning of the proboscis extension (PER) in honey bees using TNT vapors as the conditioned stimulus and sucrose as the unconditioned stimulus. We conducted fifteen experimental trials with an explosives vapor generator set at 43 C, 25 C and 5 C, producing three concentrations of explosives (1070 ppt, 57 ppt, and 11 ppt). Our objective was to test the honey bee's ability to exhibit a conditioned response to TNT vapors at all three concentrations by comparing the mean percentage of honey bees successfully exhibiting a conditioned response within each temperature group. Furthermore, we conducted eight experimental trials to test the honey bee's ability to retain their ability to exhibit a conditioned response to TNT after 24h period by comparing the mean percentage of honey bees with a conditioned response TNT on the first day compared to the percentage of honey bees with a conditioned response to TNT on the second day. Results indicate that there was no significant difference between the mean percentage of honey bees with a conditioned response to TNT vapors between three temperature groups. There was a significant difference between the percentage of honey bees exhibiting conditioned response on the first day of training compared to the percentage of honey bees exhibiting conditioned response 24 h after training. Our experimental results indicate that honey bees can be trained to exhibit a conditioned response to a range of TNT concentrations via PER However, it appears that the honey bee's ability to retain the conditioned response to TNT vapors after 24h significantly decreases.

Taylor-mccabe, Kirsten J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wingo, Robert M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Haarmann, Timothy K [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Phase transitions in the early and the present Universe: from the big bang to heavy ion collisions  

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In these lectures I discuss cosmological phase transitions with the goal of establishing the possibility of observational consequences. I argue that the {\\em only} phase transition amenable of experimental study within the foreseeable future is that predicted by QCD and discuss some of the potential observational cosmological consequences associated with this phase transition(s). I describe the experimental effort to study the QCD phase transition(s) at RHIC and SPS and summarize some of the recent experimental results. The possibility of novel phases of QCD in the core of pulsars is discussed along with the suggested observational consequences. A brief review of standard big bang cosmology as well as the astrophysics of compact stars sets the stage for understanding the observational cosmological and astrophysical consequences of phase transitions in the standard model.

D. Boyanovsky

2001-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of pP in the Short-Period Phases of NTS Explosions Recorded at Norway  

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......Massachusetts P waves from 11 Nevada Test Site explosions, recorded digitally...3)* Summary P waves from 11 Nevada Test Site explosions, recorded digitally...results of applying this method to Nevada Test Site (NTS) explosions recorded digitally......

C. W. Frasier

1972-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free-radical reactions in glow and explosion of carbon monoxide-oxygen mixtures  

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Examination of published compilations of rate coefficients of free-radical reactions yields reactions that are associated with chain branching in mixtures of CO and O/sub 2/ and small quantities of hydrogen or water vapor. The complete mechanism included diffusion of HO/sub 2/ radicals to the vessel wall and their adsorption and reaction at the surface. This mechanism is applied to the data of E.J. Buckler and R.G.W. Norrish on the branched-chain explosion of CO-O/sub 2/ mixtures containing H/sub 2/ in the order of 1 mm Hg. Substantial agreement is found between theory and experiment. Further, the mechanism is applied to experiments of Bond, Gray, and Griffiths with an H/sub 2/ content of 0.01-0.05 mm Hg. By specifying details of the adsorption and surface reaction of HO/sub 2/ on the basis of Langmuir's adsorption the phenomenon of flow is explained and the regions of slow reaction, glow, and explosion are described in accord with the experimental data. It is confirmed that the reaction between CO and O/sub 2/ requires the presence of a hydrogenous compound such as H/sub 2/, H/sub 2/O, CH/sub 4/, etc., and that ''dry'' homogenous reaction is not possible except at very high temperatures.

Von Elbe, G.; Lewis, B.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Time-resolved spectroscopic studies of detonating heterogeneous explosives. [HMX and HNS  

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Emission spectroscopy and pulsed-laser-excited Raman scattering methods have been applied to the study of detonating heterogeneous explosives, including PETN, HMX and HNS. Time-resolved spectra of emission from detonating HNS show the evolution of features due to electronically-excited radical species. For HNS, the CN(B-X) system near 388 nm has been studied at a wavelength resolution of 0.5 A. Boltzmann vibrational temperatures have been calculated by comparing the experimental data with computer-simulated spectra. These temperatures are consistent with the expected trend of detonation temperature as a function of charge density. Using 532-nm laser excitation, single-pulse Raman scattering measurements have been made at the free surface of detonating HMX and PETN samples. Monotonic attenuation of Raman scattering intensity over a 100-ns interval is observed after detonation front arrival at the free surface. Depletion of the Raman signal occurs prior to significant loss of the scattered laser light. The significance of the Raman measurements as a possible probe of reaction zone length in detonating explosives is discussed. 21 refs., 11 figs.

Trott, W.M.; Renlund, A.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Notice of Intent to Revise DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and...  

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JM O 452.1D, Notice of Intent to Revise DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program by Angela Chambers Functional areas: Nuclear Explosive Safety, Safety and Security...

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CONSTRAINING EXPLOSION TYPE OF YOUNG SUPERNOVA REMNANTS USING 24 ?m EMISSION MORPHOLOGY  

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Determination of the explosion type of supernova remnants (SNRs) can be challenging, as SNRs are hundreds to thousands of years old and supernovae are classified based on spectral properties days after explosion. Previous ...

Peters, Charee L.

426

Initial concepts on energetics and mass releases during nonnuclear explosive events in fuel cycle facilities  

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Non-nuclear explosions are one of the initiating events (accidents) considered in the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission study of formal methods for estimating the airborne release of radionuclides from fuel cycle facilities. Methods currently available to estimate the energetics and mass airborne release from the four types of non-nuclear explosive events (fast and slow physical explosions and fast and slow chemical explosions) are reviewed. The likelihood that fast physical explosions will occur in fuel cycle facilities appears to be remote and this type of explosion is not considered. Methods to estimate the consequences of slow physical and fast chemical explosions are available. Methods to estimate the consequences of slow chemical explosions are less well defined.

Halverson, M.A.; Mishima, J.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Thermal cook-off of an HMX based explosive: Pressure gauge experiments and modeling  

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Safety issues related to thermal cook-off are important for handling and storing explosive ... to detonation of a pressure wave from a cook-off event, (2) sensitivity of changes in ... of neighboring explosive de...

P. A. Urtiew; J. W. Forbes; C. M. Tarver

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Discrimination Between Earthquakes and Underground Explosions Employing an Improved Ms Scale  

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......propagation, available Nevada Test Site explosion yields are...in the California-Nevada region, J. geophys...propagation, availableNevada Test Site explosion yields are...Halliday (1970) and Nevada Test Site (NTS) explo- sion......

P. D. Marshall; P. W. Basham

1972-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Radiation of Rayleigh Wave Energy from Nuclear Explosions and Collapses in Southern Nevada  

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......Rayleighwavesgenerated by some southern Nevada nuclear explosions and cavity collapses...waves propagating from southern Nevada across the western United States...collapses Rayleigh waves from some Nevada Test Site (NTS) explosions recorded by a......

Robert P. Mass

1973-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Sequoia tops Graph 500 list of 'big data' supercomputers  

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ATL062113_graph ATL062113_graph 06/21/2013 The Livermore Lab's Sequoia supercomputer topped the biannual Graph 500 list of the world's fastest systems for "big data" this week. The Graph 500 benchmark measures the speed with which a supercomputer can "connect the dots" within a massive set of data. Sequoia traversed 15,363 connections per second. Sequoia tops Graph 500 list of 'big data' supercomputers Donald B Johnston, LLNL, (925) 423-4902, johnston19@llnl.gov LLNL's 20 petaflops Sequoia supercomputer has retained its No. 1 ranking on the Graph 500 list, a measure of a system's ability to conduct analytic calculations -- finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. An IBM Blue Gene Q system, Sequoia was able to traverse 15,363 giga edges per second on a scale of 40 graph (a graph with 2^40 vertices). The new

431

NREL: News Feature - Small Improvements to Make Big Difference  

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Small Improvements to Make Big Difference Small Improvements to Make Big Difference January 26, 2011 Photo rendering of the fully built Research Support Facility. Enlarge image This artist's rendering shows how the Research Support Facility will look once the ARRA funded expansion project is complete at the end of 2011. Courtesy of RNL Old memo from the boss: Your goal for 2010 - build one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). New memo from the boss: Your goal for 2011 - repeat 2010 goal and increase energy efficiency by 17 percent. Fortunately for NREL, these goals are being achieved thanks to $39 million in funding for the new RSF wing from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA funding allowed a planned 138,000 square

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NREL: News Feature - NREL Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center  

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Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center March 22, 2012 An aerial photograph of the National Wind Technology Center site shows three large wind turbines with other smaller wind turbines in the background. Mountains are in the background of the photo behind the site. Enlarge image The most noticeable change at the NWTC in recent years is the addition of multi-megawatt wind turbines used for a wide variety of R&D activities in collaboration with industry partners. Credit: Dennis Schroeder The Front Range environment at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is harsh. The winds - the very reason the NWTC is there - have little mercy. The frigid cold of winter gives way to the baking sun of summer. Yet in the midst of this difficult landscape, the future of wind energy grows

433

Microsoft Word - CX-BigEddy-Ostrander_WEB.doc  

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4 4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Elizabeth Johnson - TFR-The Dalles Natural Resource Specialist Proposed Action: Perform routine access road maintenance within the Big Eddy-Ostrander No. 1 transmission line corridor Budget Information: Work Order # 00261716 PP&A Project No.: PP&A 1706 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.3, Routine maintenance activities...for structures, rights-of-way, infrastructures such as roads, equipment... routine maintenance activities, corrective....are required to maintain... infrastructures...in a condition suitable for a facility to be used for its designed purpose. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Location: The project area is located along BPA's Big Eddy-Ostrander No. 1 transmission line

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Big Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) | Open Energy Information  

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Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) Facility Big Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Acciona Developer Acciona Location Roger Mills County OK Coordinates 35.508363°, -99.739494° 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":35.508363,"lon":-99.739494,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Wind Power Project (Lanai) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Project (Lanai) Project (Lanai) Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Wind Power Project (Lanai) Facility Big Wind Power Project (Lanai) Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status Proposed Location Lanai Island HI Coordinates 20.828844°, -156.928825° 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":20.828844,"lon":-156.928825,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Stone County, Minnesota: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Big Stone County, Minnesota: Energy Resources Big Stone County, Minnesota: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 45.4932045°, -96.4724° 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":45.4932045,"lon":-96.4724,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

437

Big data for ecologists: Highlighting the ORNL DAAC  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Ecologists are increasingly confronted by questions that can be addressed only by integrating data from numerous sources, often across large geographic areas and broad time periods. The supply of ecological big data is increasing at a rapid pace as researchers are publishing their data sets and large, public science and data infrastructures (such as NEON, DataONE, LTER, & NCEAS) are producing and curating extensive volumes of complex data and metadata. While supply of, and demand for, ecological data is on the rise, many ecologists now face a new challenge in locating and synthesizing the data relevant for their particular question. Here we highlight selected popular big data products applicable to ecological research available from the NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Boyer, Alison G [ORNL] [ORNL; Cook, Robert B [ORNL] [ORNL; Devarakonda, Ranjeet [ORNL] [ORNL; Eby, Pete I [ORNL] [ORNL; Thornton, Michele M [ORNL] [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL] [ORNL; SanthanaVannan, Suresh K [ORNL] [ORNL; Virdi, Makhan L [ORNL] [ORNL; Wei, Yaxing [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Post Big Bang Processing of the Primordial Elements  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We explore the Gnedin-Ostriker suggestion that a post-Big-Bang photodissociation process may modify the primordial abundances of the light elements. We consider several specific models and discuss the general features that are necessary (but not necessarily sufficient) to make the model work. We find that with any significant processing, the final D and $^3$He abundances, which are independent of their initial standard big bang nucleosynthesis (SBBN) values, rise quickly to a level several orders of magnitude above the observationally inferred primordial values. Solutions for specific models show that the only initial abundances that can be photoprocessed into agreement with observations are those that undergo virtually no processing and are already in agreement with observation. Thus it is unlikely that this model can work for any non-trivial case unless an artificial density and/or photon distribution is invoked.

M. J. Balbes; R. N. Boyd; G. Steigman; D. Thomas

1995-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

439

Fault Detection, Diagnostics and Optimmization using BIG Data Analytics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

111, Duke Street, Suite 3800 Montreal (Quebec) H3C 2M1 CANADA Tel : +1-514-866-5159 Fax : +1-514-866-2047 Fault Detection, diagnostics and optimization using BIG data analytics Presenter: IFCS Inc., Quebec, CANADA The past decade has seen... Joule AnalytiX management framework Unified Collector ? Syslog Events/SNMP ? Diagnostic Agent for Building Operations ? Performance Data ? System Health Data ? Feedback from BMS ? Johnson Controls ? Delta Controls ? Trane ? Siemens...

Bonifay, X.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The game and furbearing mammals of Big Thicket National Preserve  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

from squirrel census indicated the most stable populations existed in the mature forest of the Big Sandy Unit. Although fall populations in Beech Creek Unit were higher than other units, an open hunting season harvested 27% of the estimated..., including the rising and falling of the Gulf of Mexico. the major topographic features, such as the stream terraces bordering the floodplains of the Neches, Sabine, and Trinity rivers, were formed. In addition, during the periods of glaciation...

Norton, William Glenn

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Single-pulse Raman scattering studies of heterogeneous explosive materials  

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Raman scattering from ambient and shock-loaded heterogeneous (compressed pure polycrystalline) explosive materials has been examined using single-pulse laser excitation. In the case of triamino-trinitrobenzene (TATB), intense nonlinear scattering at 1170 cm/sup -1/ has been observed.

Trott, W.M.; Renlund, A.M.

1985-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

442

Laser initiation of secondary explosives: Renlund paper No. 115  

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Several experiments were performed to investigate the effects of explosive material parameters on energy thresholds for direct laser initiation of secondary explosives. Laser energy requirements for initiation of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) were decreased for small particle size powder and low density pressings. Promptness of detonation, however, was aided by higher densities. Initiation of PETN was achieved at energies at or below 10 mJ (power densities /approximately/0.2 GW cm/sup /minus/2/) at laser wavelengths of 1.06 /mu/m, 532 nm and 355 nm and strong confinement of the explosive sample assisted build-up to detonation. At 355 and 308 nm PETN could be initiated by irradiation on the bare explosive surface. Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-s-triazine (RDX) was initiated at 308 nm but not at 1.06 /mu/m. Hexanitrostibene (HNS) by direct irradiation at any of these wavelengths was successful. The results suggest that if sufficient energy is deposited, a fast deflagration or convective burn is achieved and that this grows to detonation via a conventional deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT). 14 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

Renlund, A.M.; Stanton, P.L.; Trott, W.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Periodic explosions by positive feedback in a rising foam column  

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...for a small outward heat flow from the foam to the containing wall. We also predict...explosions would be prevented by sufficient insulation between the foam and the surrounding wall. Such insulation could be provided by a thin film of high...

Clarence Zener; Jaime Noriega

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Silane-O/sub 2/ explosions, their characteristics and their control  

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Prior results on the stoichiometry, upper pressure explosion limits and reaction mechanism of SiH/sub 2/-O/sub 2/ explosion reactions are discussed, and new data on the effects of added disilane on the pyrophoric and explosive characters of metastable SiH/sub 4/-O/sub 2/ mixtures are presented. The results have possible application to the prevention of serious explosions due to silane leaks into air.

Ring, M.A.; O'Neil, H.E.; Famil-Ghiriha, J.

1988-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

445

Conversion Products of Explosives During Combustion - Analysis for Risk Assessment Studies of Open-Pit Burning Areas  

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Compared to other hazardous chemicals and preparations, energetic materials (propellants and explosives) have explosive characteristics and the abilitiy of high-energetic reactions. To these energetic materialsbe...

G. Holl; M. Schneider

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Big Bend Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Big Bend Hot Springs Geothermal Area Big Bend Hot Springs Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Big Bend Hot Springs Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (0) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","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":41.0217,"lon":-121.9183,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

447

Big Windy Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Big Windy Hot Springs Geothermal Area Big Windy Hot Springs Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Big Windy Hot Springs Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (0) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","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":65.2292,"lon":-144.4986,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

448

Multiple-Excitation-Wavelength Resonance-Raman Explosives Balakishore Yellampalle*a  

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) is a potential candidate for stand-off detection of explosives. A key challenge for stand-off sensors is to distinguish explosives, with high confidence, from a myriad of unknown background materials that may have of the variety of available explosives, myriad of unknown background materials and the minute quantities involved

Asher, Sanford A.

449

Experimental Psychology  

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... of the British Medical Bulletin, an 80-page issue has been published concentrating on experimental psychology*. This is introduced and edited by Prof. Summerfield and contains fifteen short, but ... the question of just whom the work is intended for. Medical people unacquainted with experimental psychology will find the going very hard; because of the limited space available to each ...

H. J. EYSENCK

1964-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

450

Experimental Psychology  

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... French publishers, Presses Universitaires de France, have produced a nine-volume work on experimental psychology, broadly conceived, under the joint editorship of Professors Fraisse and Piaget. Volume 1, ... Professors Fraisse and Piaget. Volume 1, concerned with the history and method of experimental psychology, first appeared in 1963 in French. It consists of the following four chapters: ...

W. SLUCKIN

1968-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

451

Experimental Psychology  

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... Exprimental is the first JL treatise of its kind since the Harvard Handbook of Experimental Psychology, edited by S. S. Stevens and published in 1951. In a way, ... come from France, for although there has been a distinguished French psychological tradition, experimental psychology has never held a central place in it. Nor has the output of the ...

O. L. ZANGWILL

1964-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

452

In-Situ Silver Acetylide Silver Nitrate Explosive Deposition Measurements Using X-Ray Fluorescence.  

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The Light Initiated High Explosive facility utilized a spray deposited coating of silver acetylide - silver nitrate explosive to impart a mechanical shock into targets of interest. A diagnostic was required to measure the explosive deposition in - situ. An X - ray fluorescence spectrometer was deployed at the facility. A measurement methodology was developed to measure the explosive quantity with sufficient accuracy. Through the use of a tin reference material under the silver based explosive, a field calibration relationship has been developed with a standard deviation of 3.2 % . The effect of the inserted tin material into the experiment configuration has been explored.

Covert, Timothy T.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

EIS-0377: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project | Department of  

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7: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project 7: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project EIS-0377: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project SUMMARY A systems study was carried out to identify the most appropriate locations to interconnect the proposed Big Stone II power plant to the regional utility grid. The study also identified transmission line and substation upgrades and modifications that would be required to support the addition of 600 MW of capacity within the system. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 24, 2009 EIS-0377: Record of Decision Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project June 1, 2009 EIS-0377: Final Environmental Impact Statement Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project October 26, 2007 EIS-0377: Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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Order Module--DOE O 452.1D, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE AND WEAPON SURETY PROGRAM,  

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Order Module--DOE O 452.1D, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE AND WEAPON SURETY Order Module--DOE O 452.1D, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE AND WEAPON SURETY PROGRAM, DOE O 452.2D, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE SAFETY Order Module--DOE O 452.1D, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE AND WEAPON SURETY PROGRAM, DOE O 452.2D, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE SAFETY "To prevent accidents and inadvertent or unauthorized use of U.S. nuclear weapons and nuclear explosives. In conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD), to protect the public health and safety by providing dual-agency judgment and responsibility for the safety, security, and use control (surety) of nuclear weapons. To establish nuclear explosive surety standards and nuclear weapon design surety requirements. To address surety vulnerabilities during all phases of the nuclear weapon life cycle and to upgrade surety during weapon stockpile refurbishments and/or new weapon

455

How Little We Know: Big Gaps in Psychology and Economics  

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of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 30,Contemporary Educational Psychology, 25, 5467. doi:Journal of Experimental Psychology, 43, 363-368. Amsel, A. (

Roberts, Seth D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive  

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New New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials Director's Welcome Organization Achievements Highlights Fact Sheets, Brochures & Other Documents Multimedia Library About Nuclear Energy Nuclear Reactors Designed by Argonne Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy Opportunities within NE Division Visit Argonne Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Highlights Bookmark and Share New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials Applications for homeland security, emergency planning Instruments in Argonne's Terahertz Test Facility, such as the one Sami Gopalsami is using, can detect trace chemicals at the part-per-billion level.

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Smashing science: Livermore scientists discover how explosives respond to  

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3 3 For immediate release: 12/12/2013 | NR-13-12-03 High Resolution Image A schematic representation of the shock experiment. The resulting energy release pushed the shock front to the left. Image by Liam Krauss/LLNL. Smashing science: Livermore scientists discover how explosives respond to shockwaves Anne M Stark, LLNL, (925) 422-9799, stark8@llnl.gov Watch Video A laser pulse impinging on an aluminum ablation layer (which is coated on a glass substrate to the right), which generates a rapidly expanding plasma. This small explosion pushes the ablator to the left and drives a shock wave in the sample. The experiment simultaneously measures the speed of the shock wave in the sample, and the speed of the ablator expansion, which allows Livermore researchers to estimate the pressure and density of the

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SECURITY AND CONTROL OF NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVES AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS  

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http://www.nnsa.energy.gov Office of Nuclear Weapon Surety and Quality http://www.nnsa.energy.gov Office of Nuclear Weapon Surety and Quality SUPPLEMENTAL DIRECTIVE Approved: 7-7-11 IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF CONTROLS TO PREVENT DELIBERATE UNAUTHORIZED USE NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Office of Defense Programs NA SD 452.4 NA SD 452.4 1 7-7-11 IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF CONTROLS TO PREVENT DELIBERATE UNAUTHORIZED USE 1. PURPOSE. This NNSA Supplemental Directive (SD) supports the requirements of DOE O 452.4B, Security and Use Control of Nuclear Explosives and Nuclear Weapons. Specifically, this SD supports the Order's requirements to implement deliberate unauthorized use (DUU) preventive measures for nuclear explosive operations (NEO) and associated activities and to perform independent evaluations to determine if NEOs

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Time-dependent buoyant puff model for explosive sources  

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Several models exist to predict the time dependent behavior of bouyant puffs that result from explosions. This paper presents a new model that is derived from the strong conservative form of the conservation partial differential equations that are integrated over space to yield a coupled system of time dependent nonlinear ordinary differential equations. This model permits the cloud to evolve from an intial spherical shape not an ellipsoidal shape. It ignores the Boussinesq approximation, and treats the turbulence that is generated by the puff itself and the ambient atmospheric tubulence as separate mechanisms in determining the puff history. The puff cloud rise history was found to depend no only on the mass and initial temperature of the explosion, but also upon the stability conditions of the ambient atmosphere. This model was calibrated by comparison with the Roller Coaster experiments.

Kansa, E.J.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project PROPA-GATOR: intermediate range explosion airblast propagation measurements  

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Several hundred explosions of flaked TNT, ranging in charge weight from 2.3 kg to 1145 kg were fired at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, in March and June, 1979. Comprehensive meteorological measurements were made by rawinsonde balloons and on a nearby 150 m tower, including winds, turbulence, temperatures, and humidity. A cruciform array of airblast gages was operated, with gages at 200 m, 500 m, 1 km, 2 km, and 5 km ranges from the explosions. For some events as many as six microbarographs were operated at distances to 25 km. Airblast results have been correlated against refractive atmospheric conditions, establishing a functional relationship between overpressure decay with distance and the sound velocity gradient with height.

Reed, J.W.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser Coulomb-explosion imaging of small molecules  

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We use intense few-cycle laser pulses to ionize molecules to the point of Coulomb explosion. We use Coulomb's law or ab initio potentials to reconstruct the molecular structure of D{sub 2}O and SO{sub 2} from the correlated momenta of exploded fragments. For D{sub 2}O, a light and fast system, we observed about 0.3 A and 15 deg. deviation from the known bond length and bond angle. By simulating the Coulomb explosion for equilibrium geometry, we showed that this deviation is mainly caused by ion motion during ionization. Measuring three-dimensional structure with half bond length resolution is sufficient to observe large-scale rearrangements of small molecules such as isomerization processes.

Legare, F. [National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6 (Canada); Departement de Chimie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1K 2R1 (Canada); Lee, Kevin F.; Dooley, P.W. [National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M1 (Canada); Litvinyuk, I.V. [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 (United States); Wesolowski, S.S.; Bunker, P.R.; Villeneuve, D.M.; Corkum, P.B. [National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6 (Canada); Dombi, P.; Krausz, F. [Technische Universitaet Wien, Vienna (Austria); Bandrauk, A.D. [Departement de Chimie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1K 2R1 (Canada)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Rare Isotopes in Cosmic Explosions and Accelerators on Earth  

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Rare isotopes are nature?s stepping stones to produce the heavy elements, and they are produced in large quantities in stellar explosions. Despite their fleeting existence, they shape the composition of the universe and the observable features of stellar explosions. The challenge for nuclear science is to produce and study the very same rare isotopes so as to understand the origin of the elements and a range of astronomical observations. I will review the progress that has been made to date in astronomy and nuclear physics, and the prospects of finally addressing many of the outstanding issues with the future Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), which DOE will build at Michigan State University.

Hendrik Schatz

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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New Blog Seeks Out the "Next Big Thing" | Department of Energy  

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Money This image shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398. | Image courtesy of the Dark Energy Survey. Supercomputing: A Toolbox to Simulate the Big Bang and Beyond...

464

Benchmarking and Equipment and Controls Assessment for a 'Big Box' Retail Chain  

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Assessment for a Big Box Retail Chain Philip Haves andperformance of existing and new retail stores belonging to aenergy performance of retail stores of relatively standard

Haves, Philip

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Argonne OutLoud: "Computation, Big Data, and the Future of Cities...  

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OutLoud: "Computation, Big Data, and the Future of Cities" Share Browse By - Any - Energy -Energy efficiency --Vehicles ---Alternative fuels ---Automotive engineering ---Diesel...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - af low-tar big Sample Search Results  

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Summary: steam or air for feeding into the respective reactors as the gasification medium. The big advantage with using... that the pyrolysis products flow co-currently through...

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MagLab Feature Stories: Big Bend Teachers Tackle Pioneering Science...  

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The Big Bend interns came from Leon Countys Deerlake Middle and Astoria Park Elementary schools and the Challenger Center; Gadsden Countys Shanks Middle School; and...

468

Artificial Intelligence for Explosive Ordnance Disposal System (AI-EOD)  

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Based on a dynamically configurable neural net that learns in a single pass of the training data, this paper describes a system used by the military in the identification of explosive ordnance. Allowing the technician to input incomplete, contradictory, and wrong information, this system combines expert systems and neural nets to provide a state-of-the-art search, retrieval, and image and text management system.

Madrid, R.; Williams, B.; Holland, J.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Artificial Intelligence for Explosive Ordnance Disposal System (AI-EOD)  

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Based on a dynamically configurable neural net that learns in a single pass of the training data, this paper describes a system used by the military in the identification of explosive ordnance. Allowing the technician to input incomplete, contradictory, and wrong information, this system combines expert systems and neural nets to provide a state-of-the-art search, retrieval, and image and text management system.

Madrid, R.; Williams, B.; Holland, J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Detonating Failed Deflagration Model of Thermonuclear Supernovae I. Explosion Dynamics  

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We present a detonating failed deflagration model of Type Ia supernovae. In this model, the thermonuclear explosion of a massive white dwarf follows an off-center deflagration. We conduct a survey of asymmetric ignition configurations initiated at various distances from the stellar center. In all cases studied, we find that only a small amount of stellar fuel is consumed during deflagration phase, no explosion is obtained, and the released energy is mostly wasted on expanding the progenitor. Products of the failed deflagration quickly reach the stellar surface, polluting and strongly disturbing it. These disturbances eventually evolve into small and isolated shock-dominated regions which are rich in fuel. We consider these regions as seeds capable of forming self-sustained detonations that, ultimately, result in the thermonuclear supernova explosion. Preliminary nucleosynthesis results indicate the model supernova ejecta are typically composed of about 0.1-0.25 Msun of silicon group elements, 0.9-1.2 Msun of iron group elements, and are essentially carbon-free. The ejecta have a composite morphology, are chemically stratified, and display a modest amount of intrinsic asymmetry. The innermost layers are slightly egg-shaped with the axis ratio ~1.2-1.3 and dominated by the products of silicon burning. This central region is surrounded by a shell of silicon-group elements. The outermost layers of ejecta are highly inhomogeneous and contain products of incomplete oxygen burning with only small admixture of unburned stellar material. The explosion energies are ~1.3-1.5 10^51 erg.

Tomasz Plewa

2006-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

471

Myth of nuclear explosions at waste disposal sites  

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Approximately 25 years ago, an event is said to have occurred in the plains immediately west of the southern Ural mountains of the Soviet Union that is being disputed to this very day. One person says it was an explosion of nuclear wastes buried in a waste disposal site; other people say it was an above-ground test of an atomic weapon; still others suspect that an alleged contaminated area (of unknown size or even existence) is the result of a series of careless procedures. Since the event, a number of articles about the disposal-site explosion hypothesis written by a Soviet exile living in the United Kingdom have been published. Although the Soviet scientist's training and background are in the biological sciences and his knowledge of nuclear physics or chemistry is limited, people who oppose the use of nuclear energy seem to want to believe what he says without question. The work of this Soviet biologist has received wide exposure both in the United Kingdom and the United States. This report presents arguments against the disposal-site explosion hypothesis. Included are discussions of the amounts of plutonium that would be in a disposal site, the amounts of plutonium that would be needed to reach criticality in a soil-water-plutonium mixture, and experiments and theoretical calculations on the behavior of such mixtures. Our quantitative analyses show that the postulated nuclear explosion is so improbable that it is essentially impossible and can be found only in the never-never land of an active imagination. 24 references, 14 figures, 5 tables.

Stratton, W.R.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings  

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monthly energy feedback and monthly energy feedback and "staff monitors" to reinforce commu- nication and activity led to improved routine practices and significant energy savings. Members of the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego regional energy management team with an example poster from their energy awareness program. (Photo courtesy FEMP/NRSMSD.) Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings The Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved significant energy savings at the three major complexes: Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Loma, result- ing largely from a well organized energy awareness program centered on energy data

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Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings  

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energy feedback and energy feedback and "staff monitors" to reinforce commu- nication and activity led to improved routine practices and significant energy savings. Members of the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego regional energy management team with an example poster from their energy awareness program. (Photo courtesy FEMP/NRSMSD.) Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings The Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved significant energy savings at the three major complexes: Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Loma, result- ing largely from a well organized energy awareness program centered on energy data

474

Big Thicket National Preserve: Trails to the Future  

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of the Addition Act did not immediately transfer ownership of the land from timber companies to the National Park Service. Funds still had to be allocated to purchase the land. Completing the acquisition of these lands will cost an estimated $15 to $20... worked closely with an energy company in the region and had plans to apply for non-profit status. However, efforts began to slip and finally failed as funding decreased. Other efforts at improving the economic development in the Big Thicket region have...

Anderson, Luke; Allen, Chris; Elrod, Leah; Forbes, Melissa; Harbin, Hannah; Stromm, Diann

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Surrogate Nuclear Explosion Debris for Measurement Validation and Research  

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ABSTRACT There is intense interest in characterizing nuclear explosion debris following the terrorist use of a nuclear weapon or improvised nuclear device. The quality of the laboratory analyses of such samples is critical if action is to be taken based on those analyses. Thus, validating methods against well characterized nuclear debris is of interest, however, actual nuclear explosion debris is difficult to obtain. PNNL has embarked on a program to develop laboratory methods to synthesize materials which mimic nuclear explosion debris with respect to selected characteristics. Which characteristics are mimicked depends on the application. For tests of laboratory radioanalytical capabilities, materials with relatively few characteristics in common with actual debris are useful. For other applications, material properties may need to match real debris to a greater extent, e.g., for fate and transport studies the chemical behavior should match real debris in detail. We will describe methods by which these materials can be produced and highlight some of the issues associated with such operations.

Eiden, Gregory C.; Liezers, Martin; Harvey, Scott D.; Zemanian, Thomas S.; Szechenyi, Scott C.; Gerlach, David C.; Eckberg, Alison D.; Garcia, Ben J.; Sweet, Lucas E.; Goodwin, Shannon M.; Farmer, Orville T.; Bachelor, Paula P.

2010-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

476

High explosive violent reaction (HEVR) from slow heating conditions  

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The high explosives (HEs) developed and used at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are designed to be insensitive to impact and thermal insults under all but the most extreme conditions. Nevertheless, violent reactions do occasionally occur when HE is involved in an accident. The HE response is closely dependent on the type of external stimulus that initiates the reaction. For example, fast heating of conventional HE will probably result in fairly benign burning, while long-term, slow heating of conventional HE is more likely to produce an HEVR that will do much more damage to the immediate surroundings. An HEVR (High Explosive Violent Reaction) can be defined as the rapid release of energy from an explosive that ranges from slightly faster than a deflagration (very rapid burning) to a reaction that approaches a detonation. A number of thermal analyses have been done to determine slow heat/cook-off conditions that produce HE self-heating that can build up to a catastrophic runaway reaction. The author specifies the conditions that control reaction violence, describes experiments that produced an HEVR, describes analyses done to determine a heating rate threshold for HEVR, and lists possible HEVR situations.

Vigil, A.S.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Big China Solar Energy Group | Open Energy Information  

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China Solar Energy Group China Solar Energy Group Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Big China Solar Energy Group Name Big China Solar Energy Group Address 8-306, Dingtaifenghua Community,Qianhai Road, Nanshan District Place Guangdong, China Sector Solar Product Solar Energy Products Phone number 0086-0755-86172740 Website http://www.bigchinasolar.cn/ Coordinates 22.532988°, 113.930436° 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":22.532988,"lon":113.930436,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership | Open Energy Information  

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Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Name Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Address 2327 University Way, 3rd Floor Place Bozeman, Montana Zip 59715 Region Pacific Northwest Area Phone number 406-994-3755 Notes One of the US DOE's seven regional carbon sequestration partnerships. Coordinates 45.6565752°, -111.041813° 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":45.6565752,"lon":-111.041813,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Horn Wind Power Project | Open Energy Information  

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Wind Power Project Wind Power Project Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Horn Wind Power Project Facility Big Horn Wind Power Project Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Iberdrola Renewables Developer PPM Energy Inc Energy Purchaser Modesto-Santa Clara-Redding Public Power Agency Location Klickitat County WA Coordinates 45.935948°, -120.284085° 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":45.935948,"lon":-120.284085,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Experimental Conclusions  

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temperature and high pressure pyrolysis of biomass performed at industrially relevant heating rates. (2-Pressure Biomass Pyrolysis in an Entrained-Flow Reactor 1Gautami Newalkar, 2Kristiina Iisa, 1Carsten Sievers and 1) Objective Results Experimental Conclusions 1000°C 600°C 4s 30s A major advantage of Biomass

Das, Suman

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T-677: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of Service  

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

7: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of 7: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of Service Vulnerability T-677: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of Service Vulnerability July 27, 2011 - 3:58pm Addthis PROBLEM: F5 has acknowledged a vulnerability in BIG-IP, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). PLATFORM: The vulnerability is reported in the following products and versions: BIG-IP LTM versions 9.0.0 through 9.4.8, 10.0.0 through 10.1.0, and 10.2.0 through 10.2.2 BIG-IP GTM versions 9.0.0 through 9.4.8, 10.0.0 through 10.1.0, and 10.2.0 through 10.2.2 BIG-IP ASM versions 9.0.0 through 9.4.8, 10.0.0 through 10.1.0, and 10.2.0 through 10.2.2 BIG-IP Link Controller versions 9.0.0 through 9.4.8, 10.0.0 through 10.1.0, and 10.2.0 through 10.2.2

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How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry Abdelkader for it to have value. But what about Big Data generated by the Petroleum Industry and particularly its upstream; Analytics; Upstream Petroleum Industry; Knowledge Management; KM; Business Intelligence; BI; Innovation

Boyer, Edmond

483

The Local Seeing Environment at Big Bear Solar Observatory Angelo Verdoni and Carsten Denker1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

­ Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California, Mees Solar Observatory (MSO) on Haleakal¯a, MauiThe Local Seeing Environment at Big Bear Solar Observatory Angelo Verdoni and Carsten Denker1 New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, 323 Martin Luther King Blvd

484

HoustonChronicle.com -Tiny honor a big deal for algae scientist HoustonChronicle.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

HoustonChronicle.com - Tiny honor a big deal for algae scientist HoustonChronicle. com Section-mail this story June 18, 2005, 5:48PM Tiny honor a big deal for algae scientist By DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD Washington Post Sometimes, algae can be the highest form of flattery. ADVERTISEMENTSo it was for Diane K. Stoecker

Jeong, Hae Jin

485

Methanogenesis in Big Soda Lake, Nevada: an Alkaline, Moderately Hypersaline Desert Lake  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Methanogenesis in Big Soda Lake, Nevada: an Alkaline, Moderately...slurries from Big Soda Lake, Nevada, produced significant...MATERIALS AND METHODS Site description and sampling...is located in eastern Nevada near Fallon (-350 miles...injected into a sterile test tube (18 x 150 mm; Bellco...

Ronald S. Oremland; Lorraine Marsh; David J. DesMarais

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Could rats really grow as big as sheep?1 By Katy Marriott2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Could rats really grow as big as sheep?1 By Katy Marriott2 3 You've been following the news this week, you may have heard that sheep-sized rats will soon be rampaging through our4 towns and cities. Yes, that's right. Rats. As big as sheep.5 6 Or at least, that's what some of the papers would have

South Bohemia, University of

487

Data Warehousing in the Age of Big Data, 1st edition  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Data Warehousing in the Age of the Big Data will help you and your organization make the most of unstructured data with your existing data warehouse. As Big Data continues to revolutionize how we use data, it doesn't have to create more confusion. ...

Krish Krishnan

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0421: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line | Department of Energy  

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

21: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line 21: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line EIS-0421: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line Overview BPA is proposing to build a new 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Wasco County, Oregon and Klickitat County, Washington and a new substation in Klickitat County. The new BPA transmission line would extend generally northeast from BPA's existing Big Eddy Substation in The Dalles, Oregon, to a new substation (Knight Substation) proposed to be connected to an existing BPA line about 4 miles northwest of Goldendale, Washington. The proposed Big Eddy Knight Transmission Project is needed to increase transmission capacity to respond to requests for transmission service in this area. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time.

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Big Data Frequent Pattern Mining David C. Anastasiu and Jeremy Iverson and Shaden Smith and George Karypis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Big Data Frequent Pattern Mining David C. Anastasiu and Jeremy Iverson and Shaden Smith and George with today, the so-called "Big Data". Web log data from social media sites such as Twitter produce over one

Karypis, George

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Microenergetic research involving a coupled experimental and computational approach to evaluate microstructural effects on detonation and combustion at sub-millimeter geometries.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A new approach to explosive sample preparation is described in which microelectronics-related processing techniques are utilized. Fused silica and alumina substrates were prepared utilizing laser machining. Films of PETN were deposited into channels within the substrates by physical vapor deposition. Four distinct explosive behaviors were observed with high-speed framing photography by driving the films with a donor explosive. Initiation at hot spots was directly observed, followed by either energy dissipation leading to failure, or growth to a detonation. Unsteady behavior in velocity and structure was observed as reactive waves failed due to decreasing channel width. Mesoscale simulations were performed to assist in experiment development and understanding. We have demonstrated the ability to pattern these films of explosives and preliminary mesoscale simulations of arrays of voids showed effects dependent on void size and that detonation would not develop with voids below a certain size. Future work involves experimentation on deposited films with regular patterned porosity to elucidate mesoscale explosive behavior.

Nogan, John; Palmer, Jeremy Andrew; Brundage, Aaron L.; Long, Gregory T.; Wroblewski, Brian D.; Tappan, Alexander Smith; Renlund, Anita Mariana; Kravitz, Stanley H.; Baer, Melvin R.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3/3/2014 Big ideas for tinywindmills at UTA | RenewablesBiz http://www.renewablesbiz.com/article/14/03/big-ideas-tiny-windmills-uta 1/3  

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, renewable energy dwarfed by big utility ET Solar Builds Large Scale Solar Power Projects in UK Big ideas Training Webcasts - Live Webcasts - On Demand Advertise/Media Kit White Papers About Us Contact Us Home Big windmills could one day power wireless sensors that detect cracks in bridges, failures in security systems

Chiao, Jung-Chih

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9/18/09 2:09 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy -Physical Science Page 1 of 3http://scienceblips.dailyradar.com/story/big_wave_theory_offers_alternative_to_dark_energy/  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

9/18/09 2:09 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy - Physical Science Page 1 of 3http://scienceblips.dailyradar.com/story/big_wave_theory_offers_alternative_to_dark_energy/ Gadget.com - 30 days ago 'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy -- Mathematicians have proposed

Temple, Blake

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Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Low-e Storms: The Next "Big Thing" in Window Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Low-e Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window RetrofitsOfficial Webinar Transcript (September 9, 2014)

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Nuclear Explosives Safety Study Functional Area Qualification Standard  

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

85-2007 85-2007 September 2007 DOE STANDARD NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE SAFETY STUDY FUNCTIONAL AREA QUALIFICATION STANDARD DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities Technical Personnel U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DRAFT DOE-STD-1185-2007 ii This document is available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/techstds/ DRAFT DOE-STD-1185-2007 iv INTENTIONALLY BLANK DRAFT DOE-STD-1185-2007 v TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENT ................................................................................................................ vii PURPOSE ....................................................................................................................................1

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Study on the Conversion of Wool Keratin by Steam Explosion  

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Steam explosion is a rapidly developing technique for the efficient pretreatment of renewable resources into value-added materials for bioconvertion. ... 7-8 Moreover, disposal of keratin such as wool fiber waste from the textile industry, poor quality raw wools not fit for spinning, horns, nails, and feathers from butchery,9 estimated at more than 3 million tons per year,10-12 raises environmental and economic problems. ... Botany wool, 20.3 ?m mean fiber diameter, in the form of tops (the sliver obtained from raw wool by scouring, carding, and combing processes) was supplied by The Woolmark Co., Italy. ...

Claudio Tonin; Marina Zoccola; Annalisa Aluigi; Alessio Varesano; Alessio Montarsolo; Claudia Vineis; Francesco Zimbardi

2006-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Conductivity Histories Measured in Shock-Dispersed-Fuel Explosion Clouds  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The notion of high ion and electron concentrations in the detonation of aluminized explosive mixtures has aroused some interest in electro-magnetic effects that the SDF charges might generate when detonated. Beside the scientific aspects at least two questions appear to be of practical interest: (1) Does the detonation of an SDF charge create electro-magnetic disturbances strong enough to affect the operation of electrical infrastructure in for example a tunnel system? (2) Does the detonation of an SDF charge in a tunnel system create an electromagnetic signature that relays information of the charge performance to the outside environment?

Kuhl, A L

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of turbulent explosion of hydrogen-air mixtures  

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L = s0L ? ?L for small values of ? and the Markstein length scale L can be positive or negative [10]. The stretch rate is defined as the rate of change of flame area per unit area, A, ie., ? = (dA/dt)/A and it is given as ? = (2/rf)(drf/dt), for a spher... ]. Also, fundamental understanding of hydrogen combustion is important from safety view points, for example generation and accumulation of hydrogen in nuclear reactors [7] and rupturing of a pressurised hydrogen storage tank can lead to explosions. A...

Ahmed, I.; Swaminathan, N.

2014-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

498

The physics of antimatter induced fusion and thermonuclear explosions  

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The possibility of using antihydrogen for igniting inertial confinement fusion pellets or triggering large scale thermonuclear explosions is investigated. The number of antiproton annihilations required to start a thermonuclear burn wave in either D or Li_2DT is found to be about 10^{21}/k^2, where k is the compression factor of the fuel to be ignited. We conclude that the financial and energy investments needed to produce such amounts of antiprotons would confine applications of antimatter triggered thermonuclear devices to the military domain.

Gsponer, A; Gsponer, Andre; Hurni, Jean-Pierre

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of explosives to demolish multistory steel frame buildings  

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. 2. 14 Muttifkior Firing Plan for a Typical Buikling 2. 15 Shaped Charge Placement on a Column Section . 2. 16 Column Attack, Showing Column Explosive Cuts and Kicker Charge . 2. 17 Preparation of Column Splice Plates in a Welded Connection . 2.... 18 Preparation of Column Splice Plates in a Riveted or Bolted Connection 2. 19 Column Cutting Schedule . 3. 1 Internal Cabling Showing Typical Column to Column Cabling . 3. 2 Cabling, From Corner Wall to Column 30 32 36 38 42 50 55 . 57...

Landry, Charles Vernon

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermonuclear Explosions of Chandrasekhar-Mass White Dwarfs  

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We present a new way of modeling turbulent thermonuclear deflagration fronts in Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarfs, consisting of carbon and oxygen, undergoing a type Ia supernova explosion. Our approach is a front capturing/tracking hybrid scheme, based on a level set method, which treats the front as a mathematical discontinuity and allows for full coupling between the front geometry and the flow field. First results of the method applied to the problem of type Ia supernovae are discussed. It will be shown that even in 2-D and even with a physically motivated sub-grid model numerically ``converged'' results are difficult to obtain.

W. Hillebrandt; M. Reinecke; J. C. Niemeyer

2000-05-16T23:59:59.000Z