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Airborne Particles in Outdoor Air: Atmospheric Dust  

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For industrial products, in addition to the harmful effect like usual particles, the particular harmful effect of atmospheric dust especially metal particles is very large. For example, the light metal element...

Zhonglin Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of jovian plasma embedded dust particles  

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As the data from space missions and laboratories improve, a research domain combining plasmas and charged dust is gaining in prominence. Our solar system provides many natural laboratories such as planetary rings, comet comae and tails, ejecta clouds around moons and asteroids, and Earth's noctilucent clouds for which to closely study plasma-embedded cosmic dust. One natural laboratory to study electromagnetically-controlled cosmic dust has been provided by the Jovian dust streams and the data from the instruments which were on board the Galileo spacecraft. Given the prodigious quantity of dust poured into the Jovian magnetosphere by Io and its volcanoes resulting in the dust streams, the possibility of dusty plasma conditions exist. This paper characterizes the main parameters for those interested in studying dust embedded in a plasma with a focus on the Jupiter environment. I show how to distinguish between dust-in-plasma and dusty-plasma and how the Havnes parameter P can be used to support or negate the possibility of collective behavior of the dusty plasma. The result of applying these tools to the Jovian dust streams reveals mostly dust-in-plasma behavior. In the orbits displaying the highest dust stream fluxes, portions of orbits E4, G7, G8, C21 satisfy the minimum requirements for a dusty plasma. However, the P parameter demonstrates that these mild dusty plasma conditions do not lead to collective behavior of the dust stream particles.

Amara L. Graps

2006-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterisation of Dust Particles Trapped in Silica Aerogels.  

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?? This thesis involves the study of dust particles trapped in silica aerogel for fusion dust diagnostics purpose. The low velocity impact experiments are done… (more)

Liu, Bing

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust-regulated galaxy formation and evolution:A new chemodynamical model with live dust particles  

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Interstellar dust plays decisive roles in the conversion of neutral to molecular hydrogen (H_2), the thermodynamical evolution of interstellar medium (ISM), and the modification of spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of galaxies. These important roles of dust have not been self-consistently included in previous numerical simulations of galaxy formation and evolution. We have therefore developed a new model by which one can investigate whether and how galaxy formation and evolution can be influenced by dust-related physical processes such as photo-electric heating, H_2 formation on dust, and stellar radiation pressure on dust in detail. A novel point of the model is that different dust species in a galaxy are represented by `live dust' particles (i.e., not test particles). Therefore, dust particles in a galaxy not only interact gravitationally with all four components of the galaxy (i.e., dark matter, stars, gas, and dust) but also are grown and destroyed through physical processes of ISM. First we describe a...

Bekki, Kenji

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature-influenced dynamics of small dust particles  

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......e.g. Sun for the case...its internal distribution in the particle...vary with its temperature. The largest...distance from the Sun is followed...depend on temperature. Consequently...the complex distribution of dust material...characterized by temperature-dependent...distance to the Sun (i.e......

M. Kocifaj; J. Klacka; H. Horvath

2006-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging of high-speed dust particle trajectories on NSTX  

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Imaging of high-speed incandescent dust particle trajectories in a tokamak plasma has been accomplished on NSTX using up to three high-speed cameras each viewing the same plasma volume from different locations and operating at speeds up to 68 000 frames/s with exposure times varying from 2 to 300 {mu}s. The dynamics of the dust trajectories can be quite complex exhibiting a large variation in both speed (10-200 m/s) and direction. Simulations of these trajectories will be utilized to ascertain the role dust may play in future machines such as ITER where significant dust production from wall erosion is expected. NSTX has numerous view ports including both tangential as well as radial views in both the midplane and lower divertors. Several vertical ports are also available so that a few specific regions in NSTX may be viewed simultaneously from several different camera positions. The cameras can be operated in the full visible spectrum but near-infrared filters can be utilized to enhance the observation of incandescent particles against a bright background. A description of the cameras and required optics is presented.

Roquemore, A. L.; Davis, W.; Kaita, R.; Skinner, C. H.; Maqueda, R.; Nishino, N. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Nova Photonics, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States); Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan)

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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1.8 - Early Solar Nebula Grains – Interplanetary Dust Particles  

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Abstract This chapter examines the compositions, mineralogy, sources, and geochemical significance of interplanetary dust particles (IDPs). Despite their micrometer-scale dimensions and nanogram masses, it is now possible, primarily as a result of advances in small particle handling techniques and analytical instrumentation, to examine \\{IDPs\\} at close to atomic-scale resolution. The most widely used instruments for IDP studies are presently the analytical electron microscope, synchrotron facilities, and the ion microprobe. These laboratory analytical techniques are providing fundamental insights about IDP origins, mechanisms of formation, and grain processing phenomena that were important in the early solar system and presolar environments. At the same time, laboratory data from \\{IDPs\\} are being compared with astronomical data from dust in comets, circumstellar disks, and the interstellar medium. The direct comparison of grains in the laboratory with grains in astronomical environments is known as ‘astromineralogy.’

J.P. Bradley

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Color-based tracking of plasma dust particles  

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Color-based tracking to observe agglomeration of deposited particles inside a compact planar magnetron during plasma discharge was done by creating high dynamic range (HDR) images of photos captured by a Pentax K10D digital camera. Carbon erosion and redeposition was also monitored using the technique. The HDR images were subjected to a chromaticity-based constraint discoloration inside the plasma chamber indicating film formation or carbon redeposition. Results show that dust deposition occurs first near the evacuation pumps due to the pressure gradient and then accumulates at the positively charged walls of the chamber. This method can be applied to monitor dust formation during dusty plasma experiments without major modification of plasma devices, useful especially for large fusion reactors.

Villamayor, Michelle Marie S., E-mail: mvillamayor@nip.upd.edu.ph; Soriano, Maricor N.; Ramos, Henry J. [National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 (Philippines)] [National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 (Philippines); Kato, Shuichi; Wada, Motoi [Graduate School of Engineering, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0321 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Engineering, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0321 (Japan)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Scavenging of pollutant acid substances by Asian mineral dust particles - article no. L07816  

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Uptakes of sulfate and nitrate onto Asian dust particles during transport from the Asian continent to the Pacific Ocean were analyzed by using a single-particle time-of-flight mass spectrometer. Observation was conducted at Tsukuba in Japan in the springtime of 2004. Sulfate-rich dust particles made their largest contribution during the 'dust event' in the middle of April 2004. As a result of detailed analysis including backward trajectory calculations, it was confirmed that sulfate components originating from coal combustion in the continent were internally mixed with dust particles. Even in the downstream of the outflow far from the continental coastline, significant contribution of Asian dust to sulfate was observed. Asian dust plays critical roles as the carrier of sulfate over the Pacific Ocean.

Matsumoto, J.; Takahashi, K.; Matsumi, Y.; Yabushita, A.; Shimizu, A.; Matsui, I.; Sugimoto, N. [National Institute of Environmental Science, Ibaraki (Japan)

2006-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Ice Nuclei in Marine Air: Biogenic Particles or Dust?  

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Ice nuclei impact clouds, but their sources and distribution in the atmosphere are still not well known. Particularly little attention has been paid to IN sources in marine environments, although evidence from field studies suggests that IN populations in remote marine regions may be dominated by primary biogenic particles associated with sea spray. In this exploratory model study, we aim to bring attention to this long-neglected topic and identify promising target regions for future field campaigns. We assess the likely global distribution of marine biogenic ice nuclei using a combination of historical observations, satellite data and model output. By comparing simulated marine biogenic immersion IN distributions and dust immersion IN distributions, we predict strong regional differences in the importance of marine biogenic IN relative to dust IN. Our analysis suggests that marine biogenic IN are most likely to play a dominant role in determining IN concentrations in near-surface-air over the Southern Ocean, so future field campaigns aimed at investigating marine biogenic IN should target that region. Climate related changes in the abundance and emission of biogenic marine IN could affect marine cloud properties, thereby introducing previously unconsidered feedbacks that influence the hydrological cycle and the Earth’s energy balance. Furthermore, marine biogenic IN may be an important aspect to consider in proposals for marine cloud brightening by artificial sea spray production.

Burrows, Susannah M.; Hoose, C.; Poschl, U.; Lawrence, M.

2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional Reconstruction of Dust Particle Trajectories in the NSTX  

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Highly mobile incandescent dust particles are routinely observed on NSTX using two fast cameras operating in the visible region. An analysis method to reconstruct dust particle trajectories in space using two fast cameras is presented in this paper. Position accuracies of a few millimeters depending on the particle's location have been achieved and particle velocities between 10 and 200 m/s have been observed. 2008 American Institute of Physics. __________________________________________________

W.U. Boeglin, A.L. Roquemore, and R. Maqueda

2009-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional reconstruction of dust particle trajectories in the NSTX  

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Highly mobile incandescent dust particles are routinely observed on NSTX using two fast cameras operating in the visible region. An analysis method to reconstruct dust particle trajectories in space using two fast cameras is presented in this paper. Position accuracies of a few millimeters depending on the particle's location have been achieved and particle velocities between 10 and 200 m/s have been observed.

Boeglin, W. U. [Physics Department, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199 (United States); Roquemore, A. L. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, James Forrestal Campus, Rt. 1 N at Sayre Dr., Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Maqueda, R. [NOVA Photonics, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-0451 (United States)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Brownleeite: A new manganese silicide mineral in an interplanetary dust particle  

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...NASA has been routinely collecting IDPs and has maintained the Cosmic Dust Curatorial Facility (containing a class 10-100 cleanroom) at Johnson Space Center (Warren and Zolensky 1993). The particles described here were individually removed from the collectors...

Keiko Nakamura-Messenger; Lindsay P. Keller; Simon J. Clemett; Scott Messenger; John H. Jones; Russell L. Palma; Robert O. Pepin; Wolfgang Klöck; Michael E. Zolensky; Hirokazu Tatsuoka

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TURBULENCE-INDUCED RELATIVE VELOCITY OF DUST PARTICLES. I. IDENTICAL PARTICLES  

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We study the relative velocity of inertial particles suspended in turbulent flows and discuss implications for dust particle collisions in protoplanetary disks. We simulate a weakly compressible turbulent flow, evolving 14 particle species with friction timescale, ?{sub p}, covering the entire range of scales in the flow. The particle Stokes numbers, St, measuring the ratio of ?{sub p} to the Kolmogorov timescale, are in the range 0.1 ?< St ?< 800. Using simulation results, we show that the model by Pan and Padoan gives satisfactory predictions for the rms relative velocity between identical particles. The probability distribution function (PDF) of the relative velocity is found to be highly non-Gaussian. The PDF tails are well described by a 4/3 stretched exponential function for particles with ?{sub p} ? 1-2 T{sub L}, where T{sub L} is the Lagrangian correlation timescale, consistent with a prediction based on PP10. The PDF approaches Gaussian only for very large particles with ?{sub p} ?> 54 T{sub L}. We split particle pairs at given distances into two types with low and high relative speeds, referred to as continuous and caustic types, respectively, and compute their contributions to the collision kernel. Although amplified by the effect of clustering, the continuous contribution vanishes in the limit of infinitesimal particle distance, where the caustic contribution dominates. The caustic kernel per unit cross section rises rapidly as St increases toward ? 1, reaches a maximum at ?{sub p} ? 2 T{sub L}, and decreases as ?{sub p}{sup -1/2} for ?{sub p} >> T{sub L}.

Pan, Liubin [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Padoan, Paolo, E-mail: lpan@cfa.harvard.edu, E-mail: ppadoan@icc.ub.edu [ICREA and ICC, University of Barcelona, Marti i Franquès 1, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain)

2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear and nonlinear dynamics of a dust bicrystal consisting of positive and negative dust particles  

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A dusty plasma crystalline configuration consisting of charged dust grains of alternating charge sign ({center_dot}{center_dot}{center_dot}/+/-/+/-/+/{center_dot}{center_dot}{center_dot}) and mass is considered. Both charge and mass of each dust species are taken to be constant. Considering the equations of longitudinal motion, a dispersion relation for linear longitudinal vibrations is derived from first principles and then analyzed. Two harmonic modes are obtained, namely, an acoustic mode and an inverse-dispersive optic-like one. The nonlinear aspects of acoustic longitudinal dust grain motion are addressed via a generalized Boussinesq (and, alternatively, a generalized Korteweg-de Vries) description.

Kourakis, I.; Shukla, P.K.; Morfill, G.E. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik IV and Centre for Plasma Science and Astrophysics, Fakultaet fuer Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany); Max-Planck Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85740 Garching (Germany)

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of isotopically primitive interplanetary dust particles: A NanoSIMS isotopic imaging study  

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Identification of isotopically primitive interplanetary dust particles: A NanoSIMS isotopic imaging contain larger regions with more modest enrichments in 15 N, leading to average bulk N isotopic of those IDPs that have anomalous bulk N isotopic compositions. These particles typically also contain

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Problem Set # 6 1. An factory smoke stack releases intense small spherical patch of dust particles of  

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Problem Set # 6 1. An factory smoke stack releases intense small spherical patch of dust particles. If the density (concentration) of the dust particles at the center of the patch (location of release point) after) If you wanted to track these floats for a longer time what would you have to do initially? 3. A patch

Goodman, Louis

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Surface States and the Charge of a Dust Particle in a Plasma  

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We investigate electron and ion surface states of a negatively charged dust particle in a gas discharge and identify the charge of the particle with the electron surface density bound in the polarization-induced short-range part of the particle potential. On that scale, ions do not affect the charge. They are trapped in the shallow states of the Coulomb tail of the potential and act only as screening charges. Using orbital-motion limited electron charging fluxes and the particle temperature as an adjustable parameter, we obtain excellent agreement with experimental data.

Bronold, F. X.; Fehske, H.; Deutsch, H. [Institut fuer Physik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitaet Greifswald, D-17489 Greifswald (Germany); Kersten, H. [Institut fuer Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, D-24098 Kiel (Germany)

2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical charge distribution over dust particles in a non-Maxwellian Lorentzian plasma  

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On the basis of statistical mechanics and charging kinetics, the charge distribution over uniform size spherical dust particles in a non-Maxwellian Lorentzian plasma is investigated. Two specific situations, viz., (i) the plasma in thermal equilibrium and (ii) non-equilibrium state where the plasma is dark (no emission) or irradiated by laser light (including photoemission) are taken into account. The formulation includes the population balance equation for the charged particles along with number and energy balance of the complex plasma constituents. The departure of the results for the Lorentzian plasma, from that in case of Maxwellian plasma, is graphically illustrated and discussed; it is shown that the charge distribution tends to results corresponding to Maxwellian plasma for large spectral index. The charge distribution predicts the opposite charging of the dust particles in certain cases.

Mishra, S. K. [Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar-382428 (India); Misra, Shikha, E-mail: shikhamish@gmail.com [Centre for Energy Studies (CES), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi-110016 (India)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical modeling of dust particle configurations in a cylindrical radio-frequency plasma reactor  

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In the present work, first, plasma phase variables in a cylindrical radio-frequency (rf) plasma reactor are numerically solved using the local field approximation model. Then, equilibrium configurations of a few interacting (sub-)micron-sized dust particles are obtained by integrating the particles equations for their motion and charge, accounting for the various forces acting on each particle in a three-dimensional Lagrangian framework. Direct comparison of the results with experiment demonstrates excellent qualitative agreement. Based on the ion focus phenomenon, a physical model is formulated and proven successful in simulating the vertically aligned structures.

M. Davoudabadi and F. Mashayek

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of concentration density maxima of small dispersive coal dust particles in horizontal iodine air filter at air-dust aerosol blow  

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The spatial distributions of the small dispersive coal dust particles with the nano and micro sizes in the granular filtering medium with the cylindrical coal granules in the absorber in the horizontal iodine air filter during its long term operation at the nuclear power plant are researched. It is shown that the concentration density maxima of the small dispersive coal dust particles appear in the granular filtering medium with the cylindrical coal absorbent granules in the horizontal iodine air filter at an action by the air dust aerosol blow. The comparison of the measured aerodynamic resistances of the horizontal and vertical iodine air filters is conducted. The main conclusion is that the magnitude of the aerodynamic resistance of the horizontal iodine air filters is much smaller in comparison with the magnitude of the aerodynamic resistance of the vertical iodine air filters at the same loads of the air dust aerosol volumes. It is explained that the direction of the air dust aerosol blow and the direction of the gravitation force in the horizontal iodine air filter are orthogonal, hence the effective accumulation of the small dispersive coal dust particles takes place at the bottom of absorber in the horizontal iodine air filter. It is found that the air dust aerosol stream flow in the horizontal iodine air filter is not limited by the appearing structures, made of the precipitated small dispersive coal dust particles, in distinction from the vertical iodine air filter, in the process of long term operation of the iodine air filters at the nuclear power plant.

I. M. Neklyudov; O. P. Ledenyov; L. I. Fedorova; P. Ya. Poltinin

2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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It is well known that a rigid body impacting on a bed of fine particles or dust may resuspend some of this dust into  

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again at a different location. The traditional view is that the resuspension is the result an impacts on the bed. The interaction of the wake with the particles on the bed may lead to resuspension. 1. INTRODUCTION Resuspension of dust and sediments is important in a wide variety of contexts

Dalziel, Stuart

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Generation of concentration density maxima of small dispersive coal dust particles in horizontal iodine air filter at air-dust aerosol blow  

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The spatial distributions of the small dispersive coal dust particles with the nano and micro sizes in the granular filtering medium with the cylindrical coal granules in the absorber in the horizontal iodine air filter during its long term operation at the nuclear power plant are researched. It is shown that the concentration density maxima of the small dispersive coal dust particles appear in the granular filtering medium with the cylindrical coal absorbent granules in the horizontal iodine air filter at an action by the air dust aerosol blow. The comparison of the measured aerodynamic resistances of the horizontal and vertical iodine air filters is conducted. The main conclusion is that the magnitude of the aerodynamic resistance of the horizontal iodine air filters is much smaller in comparison with the magnitude of the aerodynamic resistance of the vertical iodine air filters at the same loads of the air dust aerosol volumes. It is explained that the direction of the air dust aerosol blow and the directi...

Neklyudov, I M; Fedorova, L I; Poltinin, P Ya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of internally mixed Asian dust with air pollution aerosols using a polarization optical particle counter and a polarization-sensitive two-wavelength lidar  

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Abstract East Asia is a unique region where mineral dust (Asian dust) sources are located near urban and industrial areas. Asian dust is often mixed with air pollution aerosols during transportation. It is important to understand the mixing states of Asian dust and other aerosols, because the effects on the environment and human health differ depending on the mixing state. We studied the mixing states of Asian dust using a polarization particle counter (POPC) that measures the forward scattering and the two polarization components of backscattering for single particles and a polarization-sensitive (532 nm) two-wavelength (1064 nm and 532 nm) lidar. We conducted the simultaneous observations using the POPC and the lidar in Seoul from March to December 2013 and captured the characteristics of pure Asian dust and internally mixed polluted Asian dust. POPC measurements indicated that the density of large particles was lower in polluted Asian dust that transported slowly over the polluted areas than in pure Asian dust that transported quickly from the dust source region. Moreover, the backscattering depolarization ratio was smaller for all particle sizes in polluted dust. The optical characteristics measured using the lidar were consistent with the POPC measurements. The backscattering color ratio of polluted dust was comparable to that of pure dust, but the depolarization ratio was lower for polluted dust. In addition, coarse non-spherical particles (Asian dust) almost always existed in the background, and the depolarization ratio had seasonal variation with a lower depolarization ratio in the summer. These results suggest background Asian dust particles are internally mixed in the summer.

Nobuo Sugimoto; Tomoaki Nishizawa; Atsushi Shimizu; Ichiro Matsui; Hiroshi Kobayashi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of plasma instabilities related to dust particle growth mechanisms in electron cyclotron resonance plasmas  

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Instabilities are observed in the self-bias voltage measured on a probe immersed in microwave plasma excited at Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR). Observed in the MHz range, they were systematically measured in dust-free or dusty plasmas (obtained for different conditions of applied microwave powers and acetylene flow rates). Two characteristic frequencies, well described as lower hybrid oscillations, can be defined. The first one, in the 60–70 MHz range, appears as a sharp peak in the frequency spectra and is observed in every case. Attributed to ions, its position shift observed with the output power highlights that nucleation process takes place in the dusty plasma. Attributed to lower hybrid oscillation of powders, the second broad peak in the 10–20 MHz range leads to the characterization of dust particles growth mechanisms: in the same way as in capacitively coupled plasmas, accumulation of nucleus confined near the probe in the magnetic field followed by aggregation takes place. Then, the measure of electrical instabilities on the self-bias voltage allows characterizing the discharge as well as the chemical processes that take place in the magnetic field region and their kinetics.

Drenik, A. [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia) [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); CNRS, LAPLACE, 31062 Toulouse/Université de Toulouse, UPS, INPT, LAPLACE, 118 rte de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Yuryev, P.; Clergereaux, R. [CNRS, LAPLACE, 31062 Toulouse/Université de Toulouse, UPS, INPT, LAPLACE, 118 rte de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France)] [CNRS, LAPLACE, 31062 Toulouse/Université de Toulouse, UPS, INPT, LAPLACE, 118 rte de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Vesel, A. [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)] [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Margot, J. [Groupe de Physique des Plasmas, Département de Physique, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7 (Canada)] [Groupe de Physique des Plasmas, Département de Physique, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7 (Canada)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence by small dispersive coal dust particles of different fractional consistence on characteristics of iodine air filter at nuclear power plant  

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The main purpose of research is to determine the influence by the small dispersive coal dust particles of the different fractional consistence on the technical characteristics of the vertical iodine air filter at nuclear power plant. The research on the transport properties of the small dispersive coal dust particles in the granular filtering medium of absorber in the vertical iodine air filter is completed in the case, when the modeled aerodynamic conditions are similar to the real aerodynamic conditions. It is shown that the appearance of the different fractional consistence of small dispersive coal dust particles with the decreasing dimensions down to the micro and nano sizes at the action of the air dust aerosol stream normally results in a significant change of distribution of the small dispersive coal dust particles masses in the granular filtering medium of an absorber in the vertical iodine air filter, changing the vertical iodine air filter aerodynamic characteristics. The precise characterization of...

Neklyudov, I M; Fedorova, L I; Poltinin, P Ya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orbital motion of dust particles in an rf magnetron discharge. Ion drag force or neutral atom wind force  

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Microparticles with sizes up to 130 {mu}m have been confined and the velocity and diameter of particles in a plasma trap of an rf magnetron discharge with an arc magnetic field have been simultaneously measured. The motion of the gas induced by electron and ion cyclotron currents has been numerically simulated using the Navier-Stokes equation. The experimental and numerical results confirm the mechanism of the orbital motion of dust particles in the magnetron discharge plasma that is associated with the orbital motion of the neutral gas accelerated by electron and ion drift flows in crossed electric and magnetic fields.

Pal, A. F.; Ryabinkin, A. N.; Serov, A. O. [Moscow State University, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation); Dyatko, N. A.; Starostin, A. N.; Filippov, A. V., E-mail: fav@triniti.ru [Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russian Federation)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of secondary grain dust explosions  

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dust less than 106 um . . . ~ . . ~ ~ ~ ~ 27 4 Coulter Counter particle size distribution for wheat dust less than 106 um . 28 5 Coulter Counter particle size distribution for rice dust less than 106 um ~ 29 6 Coulter Counter particle size... distribution f' or wheat/sorghum dust, less than 106 um . 7 Coulter Counter particle size distribution for soybean dust less than 106 um 31 8 Coulter Counter particle size distribution for corn dust between 106 and. 250 um 9 Coulter Counter particle size...

Schulman, Cheryl Wendler

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of the Coulter Multisizer and Aerodynamic Particle Sizer for obtaining the aerodynamic particle size of irregularly shaped dust  

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properties of the particles. Another method uses the Coulter Multisizer, which measures the volume of each particle that has been collected on a filter. An equivalent diameter for each particle can be found by assuming the particle is spherical, which can...

McClure, Joshua Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of small dispersive coal dust particles and absorbed radioactive chemical elements in conditions of forced acoustic resonance in iodine air filter at nuclear power plant  

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The physical features of distribution of the small dispersive coal dust particles and the adsorbed radioactive chemical elements and their isotopes in the absorber with the granular filtering medium with the cylindrical coal granules were researched in the case of the intensive air dust aerosol stream flow through the iodine air filter (IAF). It was shown that, at the certain aerodynamic conditions in the IAF, the generation of the acoustic oscillations is possible. It was found that the acoustic oscillations generation results in an appearance of the standing acoustic waves of the air pressure (density) in the IAF. In the case of the intensive blow of the air dust aerosol, it was demonstrated that the standing acoustic waves have some strong influences on both: 1) the dynamics of small dispersive coal dust particles movement and their accumulation in the IAF; 2) the oversaturation of the cylindrical coal granules by the adsorbed radioactive chemical elements and their isotopes in the regions, where the antin...

Ledenyov, Oleg P

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence by small dispersive coal dust particles of different fractional consistence on characteristics of iodine air filter at nuclear power plant  

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The main purpose of research is to determine the influence by the small dispersive coal dust particles of the different fractional consistence on the technical characteristics of the vertical iodine air filter at nuclear power plant. The research on the transport properties of the small dispersive coal dust particles in the granular filtering medium of absorber in the vertical iodine air filter is completed in the case, when the modeled aerodynamic conditions are similar to the real aerodynamic conditions. It is shown that the appearance of the different fractional consistence of small dispersive coal dust particles with the decreasing dimensions down to the micro and nano sizes at the action of the air dust aerosol stream normally results in a significant change of distribution of the small dispersive coal dust particles masses in the granular filtering medium of an absorber in the vertical iodine air filter, changing the vertical iodine air filter aerodynamic characteristics. The precise characterization of the aerodynamic resistance of a model of the vertical iodine air filter is completed. The comparative analysis of the technical characteristics of the vertical and horizontal iodine air filters is also made.

I. M. Neklyudov; O. P. Ledenyov; L. I. Fedorova; P. Ya. Poltinin

2013-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Moon Dust and Coal Ash  

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... SIR,-The similarity of the description of moon dust particles and that of pulverized coal ...coalash ...

D. J. THORNE; J. D. WATT

1969-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular Sampling and Analysis Techniques for the Real-Time Analysis of Human Breath  

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At LLNL and UC Davis, we are developing several techniques for the real-time sampling and analysis of trace gases, aerosols and exhaled breath that could be useful for a modular, integrated system for breath analysis. Those techniques include single-particle bioaerosol mass spectrometry (BAMS) for the analysis of exhaled aerosol particles or droplets as well as breath samplers integrated with gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) or MEMS-based differential mobility spectrometry (DMS). We describe these techniques and present recent data obtained from human breath or breath condensate, in particular, addressing the question of how environmental exposure influences the composition of breath.

Frank, M; Farquar, G; Adams, K; Bogan, M; Martin, A; Benner, H; Spadaccini, C; Steele, P; Davis, C; Loyola, B; Morgan, J; Sankaran, S

2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for interstellar origin of seven dust particles collected by the Stardust spacecraft  

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...search of optical micrographs of the aerogel collectors, manual and automated searches...frame holding ultralow-density silica aerogel tiles (8) that constitute 85% of the...and 2002. The low density of the silica aerogel enables capture of hypervelocity particles...

Andrew J. Westphal; Rhonda M. Stroud; Hans A. Bechtel; Frank E. Brenker; Anna L. Butterworth; George J. Flynn; David R. Frank; Zack Gainsforth; Jon K. Hillier; Frank Postberg; Alexandre S. Simionovici; Veerle J. Sterken; Larry R. Nittler; Carlton Allen; David Anderson; Asna Ansari; Saša Bajt; Ron K. Bastien; Nabil Bassim; John Bridges; Donald E. Brownlee; Mark Burchell; Manfred Burghammer; Hitesh Changela; Peter Cloetens; Andrew M. Davis; Ryan Doll; Christine Floss; Eberhard Grün; Philipp R. Heck; Peter Hoppe; Bruce Hudson; Joachim Huth; Anton Kearsley; Ashley J. King; Barry Lai; Jan Leitner; Laurence Lemelle; Ariel Leonard; Hugues Leroux; Robert Lettieri; William Marchant; Ryan Ogliore; Wei Jia Ong; Mark C. Price; Scott A. Sandford; Juan-Angel Sans Tresseras; Sylvia Schmitz; Tom Schoonjans; Kate Schreiber; Geert Silversmit; Vicente A. Solé; Ralf Srama; Frank Stadermann; Thomas Stephan; Julien Stodolna; Stephen Sutton; Mario Trieloff; Peter Tsou; Tolek Tyliszczak; Bart Vekemans; Laszlo Vincze; Joshua Von Korff; Naomi Wordsworth; Daniel Zevin; Michael E. Zolensky; 30714 Stardust@home dusters

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust particles in mean motion resonances influenced by an interstellar gas flow  

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......ascending node. The sums in equations (16)-(20) run over all particle species i in the IGF. is the ratio of solar wind energy to electromagnetic solar energy, both radiated per unit of time Here, u is the speed of the solar wind with respect......

P. Pástor

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of small dispersive coal dust particles and absorbed radioactive chemical elements in conditions of forced acoustic resonance in iodine air filter at nuclear power plant  

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The physical features of distribution of the small dispersive coal dust particles and the adsorbed radioactive chemical elements and their isotopes in the absorber with the granular filtering medium with the cylindrical coal granules were researched in the case of the intensive air dust aerosol stream flow through the iodine air filter (IAF). It was shown that, at the certain aerodynamic conditions in the IAF, the generation of the acoustic oscillations is possible. It was found that the acoustic oscillations generation results in an appearance of the standing acoustic waves of the air pressure (density) in the IAF. In the case of the intensive blow of the air dust aerosol, it was demonstrated that the standing acoustic waves have some strong influences on both: 1) the dynamics of small dispersive coal dust particles movement and their accumulation in the IAF; 2) the oversaturation of the cylindrical coal granules by the adsorbed radioactive chemical elements and their isotopes in the regions, where the antinodes of the acoustic waves are positioned. Finally, we completed the comparative analysis of the theoretical calculations with the experimental results, obtained for the cases of: 1) the experimental aerodynamic modeling of physical processes of the absorbed radioactive chemical elements and their isotopes distribution in the IAF; and 2) the gamma-activation spectroscopy analysis of the absorbed radioactive chemical elements and their isotopes distribution in the IAF. We made the innovative propositions on the necessary technical modifications with the purpose to improve the IAF technical characteristics and increase its operational time at the nuclear power plant (NPP), going from the completed precise characterization of the IAF parameters at the long term operation.

Oleg P. Ledenyov; Ivan M. Neklyudov

2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Aperture Electrostatic Dust Detector  

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Diagnosis and management of dust inventories generated in next-step magnetic fusion devices is necessary for their safe operation. A novel electrostatic dust detector, based on a fine grid of interlocking circuit traces biased to 30 or 50 ? has been developed for the detection of dust particles on remote surfaces in air and vacuum environments. Impinging dust particles create a temporary short circuit and the resulting current pulse is recorded by counting electronics. Up to 90% of the particles are ejected from the grid or vaporized suggesting the device may be useful for controlling dust inventories. We report measurements of the sensitivity of a large area (5x5 cm) detector to microgram quantities of dust particles and review its applications to contemporary tokamaks and ITER.

C.H. Skinner, R. Hensley, and A.L Roquemore

2007-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin Air Breathing  

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Thin Air Breathing Thin Air Breathing Name: Amy Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Why is it hard to breathe in thin air? What health dangers do mountain climbers face at high altitudes? Replies: Among the obvious dangers of losing ones footing, the oxygen available in the air is considerable less at higher altitudes. If I recall correctly, 21% of the atmosphere at standard temperature and pressure at sea level is composed of oxygen. This is less at higher altitudes. One can lose consciousness and even die in an oxygen deficient environment with changes from oxygen content to lower than 19.5%. This can unfortunate effect can occur within minutes. Dr. Myron The air is not really thin at high altitudes. The problem is that air pressure is lower. As altitude increases, air pressure decreases. In order for your lungs to fill with air, the air pressure in your lungs has to be less than the pressure of the air outside your lungs. Air moves from areas of higher pressure to lower pressure. As your diaphragm (the muscle that separates your chest cavity from your abdominal cavity) moves downward, the size of your chest cavity increases. This decreases the pressure in your chest and air flows in. When the diaphragm is up, it puts pressure on the chest cavity and the pressure in the lungs is greater than outside the lungs. Air flows out. This is an example of Boyle's Law. The movement of the diaphragm is controlled by the brainstem. Anyway-the reason that it is harder for some people to breathe at higher altitudes is that the air pressure differences aren't as great between the inside of the lungs and outside.

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Coal dust explosibility  

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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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Dust Studies in DIII-D Tokamak  

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Studies of submicron dust using Mie scattering from Nd:YAG lasers and video data of micron to sub-millimeter sized dust on DIII-D tokamak have provided the first data of dust sources and transport during tokamak discharges. During normal operation on DIII-D dust observation rates are low, a few events per discharge or less. The net carbon content of the dust corresponds to a carbon atom density a few orders of magnitude below the core impurity density. Statistical analysis of Mie data collected over months of operation reveal correlation of increased dust rate with increased heating power and impulsive wall loading due to edge localized modes (ELMs) and disruptions. Generation of significant amounts of dust by disruptions is confirmed by the camera data. However, dust production by disruptions alone is insufficient to account for estimated in-vessel dust inventory in DIII-D. After an extended entry vent, thousands of dust particles are observed by cameras in the first 2-3 plasma discharges. Individual particles moving at velocities up to {approx}300 m/s, breakup of larger particles into pieces, and collisions of particles with walls are observed. After {approx}70 discharges, dust levels are reduced to a few events per discharge. In order to calibrate diagnostics and benchmark modeling, milligram amounts of micron-sized carbon dust have been injected into DIII-D discharges, leading to the core carbon density increase by a factor of 2-3. Following injection, dust trajectories in the divertor are mostly in the toroidal direction, consistent with the ion drag force. Dust from the injection is observed in the outboard midplane by a fast framing camera. The observed trajectories and velocities of the dust particles are in qualitative agreement with modeling by the 3D DustT code.

Rudakov, D L; West, W P; Groth, M; Yu, J H; Boedo, J A; Bray, B D; Brooks, N H; Fenstermacher, M E; Hollmann, E M; Hyatt, A W; Krasheninnikov, S I; Lasnier, C J; Moyer, R A; Pigarov, A Y; Smirnov, R; Solomon, W M; Wong, C C

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of dust on the emissivity of radiant barriers  

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(Figure 5. 2. ) as F Fr-a r-r (22) where N is the number of dust particles considered in the problem and d is the total dust coverage of the barrier. This is valid when a large dust accumulation exists, and the statistical equivalent diameter... is the mean diameter. 31 Surface (Roof) Fr Fr ? i Dust Particles Fr d is calculated to all the dust particles Figure 5. 2. Shape factor from any surface to the dust particles. The shape factors from the surrounding planes (roof deck and gables...

Noboa, Homero Luis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Flying dust  

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... So, says Daedalus, a fluidized mass of hot dust is a sort of mobile Stirling engine, driven along by its own heat. This bold

David Jones

1992-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comprehensive Parameterization of Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation of Dust Surrogate: Laboratory Study with Hematite Particles and Its Application to Atmospheric Models  

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A new heterogeneous ice nucleation parameterization that covers a wide temperature range (-36 ?C to -78 ?C) is presented. Developing and testing such an ice nucleation parameterization, which is constrained through identical experimental conditions, is critical in order to accurately simulate the ice nucleation processes in cirrus clouds. The surface-scaled ice nucleation efficiencies of hematite particles, inferred by ns, were derived from AIDA (Aerosol Interaction and Dynamics in the Atmosphere) cloud chamber measurements under water subsaturated conditions that were realized by continuously changing temperature (T) and relative humidity with respect to ice (RHice) in the chamber. Our measurements showed several different pathways to nucleate ice depending on T and RHice conditions. For instance, almost independent freezing was observed at -60 ?C < T < -50 ?C, where RHice explicitly controlled ice nucleation efficiency, while both T and RHice played roles in other two T regimes: -78 ?C < T < -60 ?C and -50 ?C < T < -36 ?C. More specifically, observations at T colder than -60 ?C revealed that higher RHice was necessary to maintain constant ns, whereas T may have played a significant role in ice nucleation at T warmer than -50 ?C. We implemented new ns parameterizations into two cloud models to investigate its sensitivity and compare with the existing ice nucleation schemes towards simulating cirrus cloud properties. Our results show that the new AIDA-based parameterizations lead to an order of magnitude higher ice crystal concentrations and inhibition of homogeneous nucleation in colder temperature regions. Our cloud simulation results suggest that atmospheric dust particles that form ice nuclei at lower temperatures, below -36 ?C, can potentially have stronger influence on cloud properties such as cloud longevity and initiation when compared to previous parameterizations.

Hiranuma, Naruki; Paukert, Marco; Steinke, Isabelle; Zhang, Kai; Kulkarni, Gourihar R.; Hoose, Corinna; Schnaiter, Martin; Saathoff, Harald; Mohler, Ottmar

2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrostatic Dust Detector with Improved Sensitivity  

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Methods to measure the inventory of dust particles and to remove dust if it approaches safety limits will be required in next-step tokamaks such as ITER. An electrostatic dust detector, based on a fine grid of interlocking circuit traces, biased to 30 or 50 V, has been developed for the detection of dust on remote surfaces in air and vacuum environments. Gaining operational experience of dust detection on surfaces in tokamaks is important, however the level of dust generated in contemporary short-pulse tokamaks is comparatively low and high sensitivity is necessary to measure dust on a shot-by-shot basis. We report on modifications in the detection electronics that have increased the sensitivity of the electrostatic dust detector by a factor of up to 120, - a level suitable for measurements on contemporary tokamaks.

D.P. Boyle, C.H. Skinner, and A. L. Roquemore

2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiative Effects of Dust Aerosols, Natural Cirrus Clouds and Contrails: Broadband Optical Properties and Sensitivity Studies  

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This dissertation aims to study the broadband optical properties and radiative effects of dust aerosols and ice clouds. It covers three main topics: the uncertainty of dust optical properties and radiative effects from the dust particle shape...

Yi, Bingqi

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Reports Refractory Interplanetary Dust Particles  

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...the melilites [gehlenite (geh), Ca2Al-(SiAI)07, to akermanite (aker), Ca2Mg-Si207] do not appear to form from the...identifications. The po-sition ofthe melilite within the akermanite-gehlenite series could not be adequately detennined. As...

MICHAEL E. ZOLENSKY

1987-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Wood Dusts  

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Abstract The processing of wood is common in many types of work, and generates wood dust that has been associated with acute and chronic health effects. Workers exposed to wood dust may have adverse health effects such as upper and lower respiratory symptoms, decreased lung function, asthma, contact and allergic dermatitis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and sinonasal and nasopharyngeal cancer. This article is a revision of the previous edition article by Alan J. Weinrich and Paul Demers, volume 4, pp 464–467, © 2005, Elsevier Inc.

P.A. Demers; A.J. Weinrich

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Breathing Direct Methanol Fuel Cell  

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Air Breathing Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Air Breathing Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Air Breathing Direct Methanol Fuel Cell An air breathing direct methanol fuel cell is provided with a membrane electrode assembly, a conductive anode assembly that is permeable to air and directly open to atmospheric air, and a conductive cathode assembly that is permeable to methanol and directly contacting a liquid methanol source. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Air Breathing Direct Methanol Fuel Cell An air breathing direct methanol fuel cell is provided with a membrane electrode assembly, a conductive anode assembly that is permeable to air and directly open to atmospheric air, and a conductive cathode assembly that is permeable to methanol and directly contacting a liquid methanol

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Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Panoramic Camera (Pancam) Twilight Image Analysis for Determination of Planetary Boundary Layer and Dust Particle Size Parameters  

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used in models for dust storm decay, and an influence on radiative heating due to a non- static dust distribution following a storm can be expected to affect the atmospheric structure (Taylor et al., 2007; Davy et al., 2009). According to temperature... to function at varying temperatures on the Martian surface (-55?C to +5?C) while also allowing for sun-finding to aid rover navigation, digital modeling of Martian surface terrain, high-resolution imaging for sampling in an in-situ environment, and general...

Grounds, Stephanie Beth

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Protective supplied breathing air garment  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A breathing air garment for isolating a wearer from hostile environments containing toxins or irritants includes a suit and a separate head protective enclosure or hood engaging a suit collar in sealing attachment. The hood and suit collar are cylindrically shaped and dimensioned to enable the wearer to withdraw his hands from the suit sleeves to perform manual tasks within the hood interior. Breathing air is supplied from an external air line with an air delivery hose attached to the hood interior. The hose feeds air into an annular halo-like fiber-filled plenum having spaced discharge orifices attached to the hood top wall. A plurality of air exhaust/check valves located at the suit extremities cooperate with the hood air delivery system to provide a cooling flow of circulating air from the hood throughout the suit interior. A suit entry seal provided on the suit rear torso panel permits access into the suit and is sealed with an adhesive sealing flap.

Childers, Edward L. (Lakewood, CO); von Hortenau, Erik F. (Golden, CO)

1984-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Protective supplied breathing air garment  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A breathing air garment is disclosed for isolating a wearer from hostile environments containing toxins or irritants includes a suit and a separate head protective enclosure or hood engaging a suit collar in sealing attachment. The hood and suit collar are cylindrically shaped and dimensioned to enable the wearer to withdraw his hands from the suit sleeves to perform manual tasks within the hood interior. Breathing air is supplied from an external air line with an air delivery hose attached to the hood interior. The hose feeds air into an annular halo-like fiber-filled plenum having spaced discharge orifices attached to the hood top wall. A plurality of air exhaust/check valves located at the suit extremities cooperate with the hood air delivery system to provide a cooling flow of circulating air from the hood throughout the suit interior. A suit entry seal provided on the suit rear torso panel permits access into the suit and is sealed with an adhesive sealing flap. 17 figs.

Childers, E.L.; Hortenau, E.F. von.

1984-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust Charging and Transport on Surfaces  

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In this paper, we review laboratory studies of dust transport on surfaces in plasmas, performed for a number of different mechanisms: 1) Dust particles were levitated in plasma sheaths by electrostatic forces balancing the gravitational force. 2) Dust was observed to spread over and lift off a surface that repels electrons in a plasma. 3) Dust was transported on surfaces having different secondary electron yields in plasma with an electron beam as a consequence of differential charging. 4) We also report a mechanism of dust transport by electric fields occurring at electron beam impact/shadow boundaries. These processes are candidates to explain the formation of dust ponds that were recently observed in craters on the asteroid Eros by the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft.

Wang, X. [Colorado Center for Lunar Dust And Atmospheric Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Robertson, S. [Colorado Center for Lunar Dust And Atmospheric Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Horanyi, M. [Colorado Center for Lunar Dust And Atmospheric Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Frit Clumping And Dusting  

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DWPF mixes a slurry of glass frit (Frit 418) and dilute (1.5 wt%) formic acid solution with high level waste in the Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME). There would be advantages to introducing the frit in a non-slurry form to minimize water addition to the SME, however, adding completely dry frit has the potential to generate dust which could clog filters or condensers. Prior testing with another type of frit, Frit 320, and using a minimal amount of water reduced dust generation, however, the formation of hard clumps was observed. To examine options and behavior, a TTQAP [McCabe and Stone, 2013] was written to initiate tests that would address these concerns. Tests were conducted with four types of glass frit; Frit 320, DWPF Frit 418, Bekeson Frit 418 and Multi-Aspirator Frit 418. The last two frits are chemically identical to DWPF Frit 418 but smaller particles were removed by the respective vendors. Test results on Frit Clumping and Dusting are provided in this report. This report addresses the following seven questions. Short answers are provided below with more detailed answers to follow. 1. Will the addition of a small amount of water, 1.5 wt%, to dry DWPF Frit 418 greatly reduce the dust generation during handling at DWPF? a. Yes, a small scale test showed that adding a little water to the frit greatly reduced dust generation during handling. 2. Will the addition of small amounts of water to the frit cause clumping that will impair frit handling at DWPF? a. No, not with Frit 418. Although clumps were observed to form when 1.5 wt% water was mixed with DWPF Frit 418, then compressed and air-dried overnight, the clumps were easily crushed and did not form the hardened material noted when Frit 320 was tested. 3. What is the measured size distribution of dust generated when dry frit is handled? (This affects the feasibility and choice of processing equipment for removing the dust generating fraction of the frit before it is added to the SME.) a. The size distribution for the dust removed from fresh DWPF Frit 418 while it was being shaken in a small scale LabRAM test was measured. The median size on a volume basis was 7.6 ?m and 90% of the frit particles were between 1.6 and 28 ?m. The mass of dust collected using this test protocol was much less than 1% of the original frit. 4. Can the dust be removed in a small number of processing steps and without the larger frit particles continuing to spall additional dust sized particles? a. Test results using a LabRAM were inconclusive. The LaRAM performs less efficient particle size separation than the equipment used by Bekeson and Multi-Aspirator. 5. What particle size of frit is expected to create a dust problem? a. The original criterion for creating a dusting problem was those particle sizes that were readily suspended when being shaken. For that criterion calculations and Microtrac size analyses indicated that particles smaller than 37 ?m are likely dust generators. Subsequently a more sophisticated criterion for dust problem was considered, particle sizes that would become suspended in the air flow patterns inside the SME and possibly plug the condenser. That size may be larger than 37 ?m but has not yet been determined. 6. If particles smaller than 37 ?m are removed will bulk dust generation be eliminated? a. Video-taped tests were performed using three gallons each of three types of frit 418, DWPF frit, Bekeson frit and Multi-Aspirator frit. Frit was poured through air from a height of approximately eight feet into a container half filled with water. Pouring Bekeson frit or Multi-Aspirator frit generated markedly less visible dust, but there was still a significant amount, which still has the potential of causing a dust problem. 7. Can completely dry frit be poured into the SME without having dust plug the condenser at the top of the vessel? a. Because of the complexity of air currents inside the SME and the difficulty of defensible size scaling a more prototypical test will be required to answer this question. We recommend construction of a full scale

Steimke, J. L.

2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer simulation of breathing systems for divers  

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A powerful new tool for the analysis and design of underwater breathing gas systems is being developed. A versatile computer simulator is described which makes possible the modular ''construction'' of any conceivable breathing gas system from computer memory-resident components. The analysis of a typical breathing gas system is demonstrated using this simulation technique, and the effects of system modifications on performance of the breathing system are shown. This modeling technique will ultimately serve as the foundation for a proposed breathing system simulator under development by the Navy. The marriage of this computer modeling technique with an interactive graphics system will provide the designer with an efficient, cost-effective tool for the development of new and improved diving systems.

Sexton, P.G.; Nuckols, M.L.

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future Breathing System Requirements for Clean Diesel Engines...  

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

Breathing System Requirements for Clean Diesel Engines Future Breathing System Requirements for Clean Diesel Engines Poster presentation at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency &...

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Airvest's Breath of Fresh Air  

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7 7 The Cutting Edge: Airvest's Breath of Fresh Air Spray booths are a common sight in the industrial sector. Designed to remove pollutants during industrial processes such as spray painting or welding, a booth is a rectangular enclosure open on one side where the worker stands, and equipped on the opposite wall with a fan and filter arrangement to suck away the dirty air. The full-size mannequin in these photographs simulates a worker in a spray booth facing the exhaust filters. In experiments designed by LBL researcher Ashok Gadgil, smoke was released in front of the mannequin to simulate the spraying of paint in the booth. The photo on the left shows the spray booth during standard operation. The smoke-representing a pollutant-is entrained in the eddy that forms in

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Dust Measurement With Thomson Scattering In FTU  

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The size distribution of dust particles present in FTU after disruptions has been evaluated in the range 0.05 {mu}m-0.1 {mu}m using the Thomson scattering system. Rayleigh approximation has been used to estimate the dust size. The distribution, although the radii considered do not differ more than an order of magnitude, behave like a power law. The laser energy density far exceed that necessary to vaporize, at least partially, the particles. This can affect the previous estimate of the particle sizes, and suggests that the effective radii might be larger than the estimated values. A preliminary analysis on the broad band signal is presented.

Giovannozzi, E.; Castaldo, C.; Maddaluno, G.; Rydzy, A. [Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla fusione, CR Frascati, c.p. 65, 00044 Frascati, RM (Italy); Ratynskaia, S. [Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), SE-100 44 Stockholm (Sweden)

2008-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Airborne dust in Saudi Arabia : source areas, entrainment, simulation and composition.  

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??Spatial and temporal characteristics of dust storm activity in Saudi Arabia has been established using coarse-particle (PM10) dust concentrations recorded by the KACST monitoring network… (more)

Alharbi, Badr Hadhidh A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Breath is a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water  

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12 SCIENCE Breath is a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapour, inert gases. On the basis of proton affinity, the major constituents of air and breath (nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide

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Niamey Dust Observations  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

Niamey aerosol are composed of two main components: dust due to the proximity of the Sahara Desert, and soot from local and regional biomass burning. The purpose of this data product is to identify when the local conditions are dominated by the dust component so that the properties of the dust events can be further studied.

Flynn, Connor

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Radioactivity of Dust  

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... it would be interesting to investigate in the same way the behaviour of atoms of radon and its disintegration products contained in air. The dust from air containing 1-5 ... . The dust from air containing 1-5 X 10 u curie/c.c. of radon was deposited in the form of a dust spot (Fig. 1) on a ...

Č. JECH

1949-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on Characteristic Parameters of Coal-dust Explosion  

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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 (293±5) 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 gám-3 and 30 gám-3under temperature of (293±5) 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 MPaámás-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

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He Puff System For Dust Detector Upgrade  

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Local detection of surface dust is needed for the safe operation of next-step magnetic fusion devices such as ITER. An electrostatic dust detector, based on a 5 cm x 5 cm grid of interlocking circuit traces biased to 50 V, has been developed to detect dust on remote surfaces and was successfully tested for the first time on the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX). We report on a helium puff system that clears residual dust from this detector and any incident debris or fibers that might cause a permanent short circuit. The entire surface of the detector was cleared of carbon particles by two consecutive helium puffs delivered by three nozzles of 0.45 mm inside diameter. The optimal configuration was found to be with the nozzles at an angle of 30o with respect to the surface of the detector and a helium backing pressure of 6 bar. __________________________________________________

B. Rais, C.H. Skinner A.L. Roquemore

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of high-speed dust injection to magnetic fusion  

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It is now an established fact that a significant amount of dust is produced in magnetic fusion devices due to plasma-wall interactions. Dust inventory must be controlled, in particular for the next-generation steady-state fusion machines like ITER, as it can pose significant safety hazards and degrade performance. Safety concerns are due to tritium retention, dust radioactivity, toxicity, and flammability. Performance concerns include high-Z impurities carried by dust to the fusion core that can reduce plasma temperature and may even induce sudden termination of the plasma. We have recognized that dust transport, dust-plasma interactions in magnetic fusion devices can be effectively studied experimentally by injection of dust with known properties into fusion plasmas. Other applications of injected dust include diagnosis of fusion plasmas and edge localized mode (ELM)'s pacing. In diagnostic applications, dust can be regarded as a source of transient neutrals before complete ionization. ELM's pacing is a promising scheme to prevent disruptions and type I ELM's that can cause catastrophic damage to fusion machines. Different implementation schemes are available depending on applications of dust injection. One of the simplest dust injection schemes is through gravitational acceleration of dust in vacuum. Experiments at Los Alamos and Princeton will be described, both of which use piezoelectric shakers to deliver dust to plasma. In Princeton experiments, spherical particles (40 micron) have been dropped in a systematic and reproducible manner using a computer-controlled piezoelectric bending actuator operating at an acoustic (0,2) resonance. The circular actuator was constructed with a 2.5 mm diameter central hole. At resonance ({approx} 2 kHz) an applied sinusoidal voltage has been used to control the flux of particles exiting the hole. A simple screw throttle located {approx}1mm above the hole has been used to set the magnitude of the flux achieved for a given voltage. Particle fluxes ranging from a few tens of particle per second up to thousands of particles per second have been achieved using this simple device. To achieve higher dust injection speed, another key consideration is how to accelerate dust at controlled amount. In addition to gravity, other possible acceleration mechanisms include electrostatic, electromagnetic, gas-dragged, plasma-dragged, and laser-ablation-based acceleration. Features and limitations of the different acceleration methods will be discussed. We will also describe laboratory experiments on dust acceleration.

Wang, Zhehui [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Li, Yangfang [Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany

2012-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH FIDELITY STUDIES OF INTERSTELLAR DUST ANALOGUE IMPACTS IN STARDUST  

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HIGH FIDELITY STUDIES OF INTERSTELLAR DUST ANALOGUE IMPACTS IN STARDUST AEROGEL AND FOILS F://www.ssl.berkeley.edu/~westphal/ISPE/. In 2000 and 2002 the Stardust Mission exposed aerogel collector panels for a total of about 200 days/s] interstellar dust (ISD) analogues onto Stardust aerogel and foil flight spares. Particle impact speeds up to 50

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New acoustic devices for breathing investigations  

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The problem of spirometry control in medicine and medical engineering still remains urgent. The necessity of getting more and more information from spirometry investigations imposes more and more stringent requirements for spirometers, volumeters and ... Keywords: acoustic waves propagation, air-gas velocity, breathing, flow rate, measurement, moving in channel media, spiroanalyser

Semyon Shkundin

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Dust Accelerator Facility of the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies  

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The NASA Lunar Institute's Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies has recently completed the construction of a new experimental facility to study hypervelocity dust impacts. The installation includes a 3 MV Pelletron, accelerating small particles in the size range of 0.1 to few microns to velocities in the range of 1 to 100 km/s. Here we report the capabilities of our facility, and the results of our first experiments.

Horanyi, M.; Colette, A.; Drake, K.; Gruen, E.; Kempf, S.; Munsat, T.; Robertson, S.; Shu, A.; Sternovsky, Z.; Wang, X. [NASA Lunar Science Institute Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 80309 (United States)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust density effect on complex plasma decay L. Couedel a,b, A.A. Samarian a  

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and supported by comparison to existing experimental data. Key words: Complex plasma, dust, afterglow, decay (PECVD, etching, fusion reactor,etc). The dust particles are charged due to their interactions, the dust particles can be either grown directly in the plasma chamber (by sputtering [6,7] or using

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The flow of interstellar dust through the solar system: the role of dust charging  

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Interstellar dust can enter the solar system through the relative motion of the Sun with respect to the Local Interstellar Cloud. The trajectories of the dust through the solar system are not only influenced by gravitation and solar radiation pressure forces, but also by the Lorentz forces due to the interaction of the interplanetary magnetic field with the charged dust particles. The interplanetary magnetic field changes on two major time scales: 25 days (solar rotation frequency) and 22 years (solar cycle). The short-term variability averages out for regions that are not too close (>{approx}2 AU) to the Sun. This interplanetary magnetic field variability causes a time-variability in the interstellar dust densities, that is correlated to the solar cycle.In this work we characterize the flow of interstellar dust through the solar system using simulations of the dust trajectories. We start from the simple case without Lorentz forces, and expand to the full simulation. We pay attention to the different ways of modeling the interplanetary magnetic field, and discuss the influence of the dust parameters on the resulting flow patterns. We also discuss the possibilities of using this modeling for prediction of dust fluxes for different space missions or planets, and we pay attention to where simplified models are justified, and where or when a full simulation, including all forces is necessary. One of the aims of this work is to understand measurements of spacecraft like Ulysses, Cassini and Stardust.

Sterken, V. J. [MPIK, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); TU Braunschweig, IGEP, Mendelssohnstr. 3, D-38106 Braunschweig (Germany); Altobelli, N.; Schwehm, G. [ESA-ESAC - P.O. Box 78, E-28691 Villanueva de la Canada, Madrid (Spain); Kempf, S. [LASP, University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Dr, Boulder, CO, 80303-7814 (United States); TU Braunschweig, IGEP, Mendelssohnstr. 3, D-38106 Braunschweig (Germany); Srama, R. [MPIK, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Universitaet Stuttgart, IRS, Pfaffenwaldring 31, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Strub, P. [MPS, Max-Planck-Strasse 2, D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany); Gruen, E. [MPIK, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); LASP, University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Dr, Boulder, CO, 80303-7814 (United States)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust size distribution and concentrations with cottonseed oil mills  

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-VOLUME SAMPLES FOR P. S. D OF PARTICLES & 100 um DIAMETER (MMD) ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE ON HIGH-VOLUME SAMPLES FOR P. S. D. OF PARTICLES & 100 um DIAMETER (og) MULTIPLE RANGE TEST FOR MEAN VALUES OF MMD BY AREA MULTIPLE RANGE TEST OF MMD BY MILL PARTICLE SIZE... TEST OF AREA DUST CONCENTRATIONS = 15 Pm IN DIAMETER MULTIPLE RANGE TEST OF MILL DUST CONCENTRATIONS & 15 um IN DIAMETER ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE ON PARTICLE SIZING HEAD SAMPLES OF CONCENTRATIONS FOR PARTICLES & 100 IJBI DIAMETER . . . . 47 47 54...

Wiederhold, Lee Roy

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic signature of indoor air pollution: Household dust study  

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The combination of magnetic and geochemical methods was used to determine the mineralogy, grain size and domain structure of magnetic particles in indoor dust collected in 195 sites in Warsaw, Poland. Data sho...

Beata Górka-Kostrubiec; Maria Jele?ska; El?bieta Król

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust Studies in DIII-D and TEXTOR  

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Studies of naturally occurring and artificially introduced carbon dust are conducted in DIII-D and TEXTOR. In DIII-D, dust does not present operational concerns except immediately after entry vents. Energetic plasma disruptions produce significant amounts of dust. However, dust production by disruptions alone is insufficient to account for the estimated in-vessel dust inventory in DIII-D. Submicron sized dust is routinely observed using Mie scattering from a Nd:Yag laser. The source is strongly correlated with the presence of Type I edge localized modes (ELMs). Larger size (0.005-1 mm diameter) dust is observed by optical imaging, showing elevated dust levels after entry vents. Inverse dependence of the dust velocity on the inferred dust size is found from the imaging data. Migration of pre-characterized carbon dust is studied in DIII-D and TEXTOR by injecting micron-size dust in plasma discharges. In DIII-D, a sample holder filled with {approx}30 mg of dust is introduced in the lower divertor and exposed to high-power ELMing H-mode discharges with strike points swept across the divertor floor. After a brief exposure ({approx}0.1 s) at the outer strike point, part of the dust is injected into the plasma, raising the core carbon density by a factor of 2-3 and resulting in a twofold increase of the radiated power. Individual dust particles are observed moving at velocities of 10-100 m/s, predominantly in the toroidal direction, consistent with the drag force from the deuteron flow and in agreement with modeling by the 3D DustT code. In TEXTOR, instrumented dust holders with 1-45 mg of dust are exposed in the scrape-off layer 0-2 cm radially outside of the last closed flux surface in discharges heated with neutral beam injection (NBI) power of 1.4 MW. Dust is launched either in the beginning of a discharge or at the initiation of NBI, preferentially in a direction perpendicular to the toroidal magnetic field. At the given configuration of the launch, the dust did not penetrate the core plasma and only moderately perturbed the edge plasma, as evidenced by an increase of the edge carbon content.

Rudakov, D; Litnovsky, A; West, W; Yu, J; Boedo, J; Bray, B; Brezinsek, S; Brooks, N; Fenstermacher, M; Groth, M; Hollmann, E; Huber, A; Hyatt, A; Krasheninnikov, S; Lasnier, C; Moyer, R; Pigarov, A; Philipps, V; Pospieszezyk, A; Smirnov, R; Sharpe, J; Solomon, W; Watkins, J; Wong, C

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Protective supplied-breathing-air garment  

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A breathing-air garment for isolating a wearer from hostile environments containing toxins or irritants is disclosed. The garment includes a suit and a separate head-protective enclosure or hood engaging a suit collar in sealing attachment. The hood and suit collar are cylindrically shaped and dimensioned to enable the wearer to withdraw his hands from the suit sleeves to perform manual tasks within the hood interior. Breathing air is supplied from an external air line with an air-delivery hose attached to the hood interior. The hose feeds air into an annular halo-like fiber-filled plenum having spaced discharge orifices attached to the hood top wall. A plurality of air exhaust/check valves located at the suit extremities cooperate with the hood air-delivery system to provide a cooling flow of circulating air from the hood throughout the suit interior. A suit entry seal provided on the suit sealed with an adhesive sealing flap.

Childers, E.L.; von Hortenau, E.F.

1982-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust resuspension as a contaminant source and transport pathway  

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Numerous environmental contaminants sorb to dust particles or exist as particles, including metals, hydrophobic organic compounds, asbestos, pollens, and microbial pathogens. Wind resuspension of dust and other particulate matter provides a dust source for the atmosphere and a contaminant transport pathway. Not only do these materials pose a risk to human health, but also, resuspended dust particles are believed to play a role in global climate change and chemical reactions in the atmosphere. The conditions under which contaminated sites are vulnerable to wind resuspension are not generally known, as the basic physics of the problem are poorly understood. Field data show tremendous variability. Conventional dust flux models assume that dust resuspension occurs only for high winds and then only temporarily, with a transient dust flux occurring only when the bed is first exposed to the high wind. The surface is then assumed to stabilize such that no further dust moves until the surface is disturbed or a higher wind occurs. Recent wind tunnel experiments demonstrate that surfaces yield continuous steady dust fluxes under steady wind conditions well beyond the initial high transient flux, even when no erosion is visible and the velocity is below the predicted threshold velocity for movement. This average steady-state dust flux increases with average wind speed. Ongoing work is investigating the influence of air relative humidity on these processes. Contaminant resuspension models capture trends only and fail to predict sporadic high flux events that may control doses. Successful modeling of contaminant resuspension will depend on development of better dust flux predictions. Risk analyses require better predictive modeling, necessitating a deeper understanding of the underlying phenomena.

Loosmore, G.A,; Hunt, J.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Measurements of Contact Freezing by Dust and Bacteria at Temperatures of Mixed-Phase Clouds  

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Laboratory measurements of freezing by aerosol particles in contact mode are presented. The fraction of particles catalyzing freezing is quantified for three mineral dusts and three strains of bacteria. This is the most comprehensive such dataset ...

Joseph Niehaus; Jennifer G. Becker; Alexander Kostinski; Will Cantrell

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3 MV hypervelocity dust accelerator at the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies  

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A hypervelocity dust accelerator for studying micrometeorite impacts has been constructed at the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS) at the University of Colorado. Based on the Max-Planck-Instituet fuer Kernphysik (MPI-K) accelerator, this accelerator is capable of emitting single particles of a specific mass and velocity selected by the user. The accelerator consists of a 3 MV Pelletron generator with a dust source, four image charge pickup detectors, and two interchangeable target chambers: a large high-vacuum test bed and an ultra-high vacuum impact study chamber. The large test bed is a 1.2 m diameter, 1.5 m long cylindrical vacuum chamber capable of pressures as low as 10{sup -7} torr while the ultra-high vacuum chamber is a 0.75 m diameter, 1.1 m long chamber capable of pressures as low as 10{sup -10} torr. Using iron dust of up to 2 microns in diameter, final velocities have been measured up to 52 km/s. The spread of the dust particles and the effect of electrostatic focusing have been measured using a long exposure CCD and a quartz target. Furthermore, a new technique of particle selection is being developed using real time digital filtering techniques. Signals are digitized and then cross-correlated with a shaped filter, resulting in a suppressed noise floor. Improvements over the MPI-K design, which include a higher operating voltage and digital filtering for detection, increase the available parameter space of dust emitted by the accelerator. The CCLDAS dust facility is a user facility open to the scientific community to assist with instrument calibrations and experiments.

Shu, Anthony; Horanyi, Mihaly; Kempf, Sascha; Thomas, Evan [Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Collette, Andrew; Drake, Keith; Northway, Paige [Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Gruen, Eberhard [Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Mocker, Anna [Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); IRS, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 31, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Munsat, Tobin [Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Srama, Ralf [MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); IRS, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 31, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); and others

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for monitoring breath acetone and diabetic diagnostics  

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An apparatus and method for monitoring diabetes through breath acetone detection and quantitation employs a microplasma source in combination with a spectrometer. The microplasma source provides sufficient energy to produce excited acetone fragments from the breath gas that emit light. The emitted light is sent to the spectrometer, which generates an emission spectrum that is used to detect and quantify acetone in the breath gas.

Duan, Yixiang (Los Alamos, NM); Cao, Wenqing (Los Alamos, NM)

2008-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of average resistance in underwater breathing apparatus  

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Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA) have long been characterized by the mechanical work done on them during simulated breathing. For 20 years, the work of breathing has been divided by tidal volume to yield what is properly considered a volume-averaged pressure. The authors assert that when volume-averaged pressure is divided by a factor proportional to ventilation, the result is a measure of flow resistance averaged over an entire breath. This point is illustrated with both theoretical and actual pressure-volume and pressure-flow curves for a MK 16 closed-circuit UBA.

Clarke, J.R. [Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Panama City, FL (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contamination by Dust Particles and Intensive Desiccation  

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... the area of the quasi-porous internal surface of glass that has been cleaned and roughened by cleaning solution. Again, the fusion process may engulf and incorporate beneath a relatively ...

ALAN W. C. MENZIES

1930-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust Deserves More than the Brush-Off | Department of Energy  

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Dust Deserves More than the Brush-Off Dust Deserves More than the Brush-Off Dust Deserves More than the Brush-Off July 6, 2012 - 10:35am Addthis The dust particles act as a "heat pump" drawing heat from the sun and surface, and attracting moisture from the Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico. Without dust, rainfall would be up to 40 percent less over Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. | Creative Commons photo by Jared The dust particles act as a "heat pump" drawing heat from the sun and surface, and attracting moisture from the Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico. Without dust, rainfall would be up to 40 percent less over Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. | Creative Commons photo by Jared

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Cotton Gin Dust Explosibility Determinations  

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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

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Breathing, Laughing, Sneezing, Coughing: Model and Control of an Anatomically  

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE Breathing, Laughing, Sneezing, Coughing: Model and Control be thankful for his guidance. vi #12;ABSTRACT OF THE DISSERTATION Breathing, Laughing, Sneezing, Coughing, March 2009 Dr. Victor Zordan, Chairperson Breathing, laughing, sneezing and coughing are all important

Zordan, Victor

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Particle impact damping: influence of material and size  

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In this study, particle impact damping is measured for a cantilever beam with a particle-filled enclosure attached to its free end. Many particle materials are tested: lead spheres, steel spheres, glass spheres, tungsten carbide pellets, lead dust...

Marhadi, Kun Saptohartyadi

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Delaware Company Breathes New Life into Old Post Office Building |  

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Delaware Company Breathes New Life into Old Post Office Building Delaware Company Breathes New Life into Old Post Office Building Delaware Company Breathes New Life into Old Post Office Building November 26, 2013 - 12:51pm Addthis Thanks to the Energy Department, Delaware-based Brandywine CAD Design was able to breathe new life into a local historic building while saving on its energy costs. | Photo courtesy of Brandywine CAD Design. Thanks to the Energy Department, Delaware-based Brandywine CAD Design was able to breathe new life into a local historic building while saving on its energy costs. | Photo courtesy of Brandywine CAD Design. Christina Stowers Communications Specialist in the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program What are the key facts? Delaware company Brandywine CAD Design, Inc., (B-CAD) purchased a

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aminopyrine breath test Sample Search Results  

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aminopyrine breath test Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aminopyrine breath test Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Computational...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alcohol breath tests Sample Search Results  

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VERSUS SOPHISTICATED MODELS OF BREATH ALCOHOL Summary: Alcohol & Alcoholism, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 61-67, 1996 SIMPLE VERSUS SOPHISTICATED MODELS OF BREATH... -2420, USA,...

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ADVANCES IN DUST DETECTION AND REMOVAL FOR TOKAMAKS  

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Dust diagnostics and removal techniques are vital for the safe operation of next step fusion devices such as ITER. In the tokamak environment, large particles or fi bers can fall on the electrostatic detector potentially causing a permanent short. An electrostatic dust detector developed in the laboratory is being applied to the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX). We report on the development of a gas puff system that uses helium to clear such particles from the detector. Experiments at atmospheric pressure with varying nozzle designs, backing pressures, puff durations and exit fl ow orientations have given an optimal confi guration that effectively removes particles from a 25 cm² area. Similar removal effi ciencies were observed under a vacuum base pressure of 1 mTorr. Dust removal from next step tokamaks will be required to meet regulatory dust limits. A tri-polar grid of fi ne interdigitated traces has been designed that generates an electrostatic traveling wave for conveying dust particles to a “drain.” First trials with only two working electrodes have shown particle motion in optical microscope images.

Campos, A.; Skinner, C.H.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a new cotton dust sampler  

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with the development of a penetration curve which resulted in a cutpoint of 10. 1 pm with a slope of 1. 31. The operating characteristics of the cyclone cotton dust sampler are: a sampling rate of 50 liters per minute, collection of particulate on top of a... SAMPLER AT VARIOUS INLET CONFIGURATIONS AND SAMPLING RATES Page 40 PENETRATION VALUES OF PARTICLE DIAMETERS INVESTI- GATED AT THREE DIFFERENT HEIGHTS ABOVE THE INLET OF THE CYCLONE SAMPLER PENETRATION VALUES USED TO DETERMINE CYCLONE SAMPLER...

Hickman, Phillip Dean

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust acoustic solitary and shock excitations in a Thomas-Fermi magnetoplasma  

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The linear and nonlinear properties of dust-acoustic waves are investigated in a collisionless Thomas-Fermi magnetoplasma, whose constituents are electrons, ions, and negatively charged dust particles. At dust time scale, the electron and ion number densities follow the Thomas-Fermi distribution, whereas the dust component is described by the classical fluid equations. A linear dispersion relation is analyzed to show that the wave frequencies associated with the upper and lower modes are enhanced with the variation of dust concentration. The effect of the latter is seen more strongly on the upper mode as compared to the lower mode. For nonlinear analysis, we obtain magnetized Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) and Zakharov-Kuznetsov (ZK) equations involving the dust-acoustic solitary waves in the framework of reductive perturbation technique. Furthermore, the shock wave excitations are also studied by allowing dissipation effects in the model, leading to the Korteweg-de Vries-Burgers (KdVB) and ZKB equations. The analysis reveals that the dust-acoustic solitary and shock excitations in a Thomas-Fermi plasma are strongly influenced by the plasma parameters, e.g., dust concentration, dust temperature, obliqueness, magnetic field strength, and dust fluid viscosity. The present results should be important for understanding the solitary and shock excitations in the environments of white dwarfs or supernova, where dust particles can exist.

Rahim, Z.; Qamar, A. [Institute of Physics and Electronics, University of Peshawar, Peshawar 25000 (Pakistan); National Center for Physics (NCP) at QAU Campus, Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan); Ali, S. [National Center for Physics (NCP) at QAU Campus, Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining inert content in coal dust/rock dust mixture  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for determining the inert content of a coal dust and rock dust mixture uses a transparent window pressed against the mixture. An infrared light beam is directed through the window such that a portion of the infrared light beam is reflected from the mixture. The concentration of the reflected light is detected and a signal indicative of the reflected light is generated. A normalized value for the generated signal is determined according to the relationship .phi.=(log i.sub.c `log i.sub.co) / (log i.sub.c100 -log i.sub.co) where i.sub.co =measured signal at 0% rock dust i.sub.c100 =measured signal at 100% rock dust i.sub.c =measured signal of the mixture. This normalized value is then correlated to a predetermined relationship of .phi. to rock dust percentage to determine the rock dust content of the mixture. The rock dust content is displayed where the percentage is between 30 and 100%, and an indication of out-of-range is displayed where the rock dust percent is less than 30%. Preferably, the rock dust percentage (RD%) is calculated from the predetermined relationship RD%=100+30 log .phi.. where the dust mixture initially includes moisture, the dust mixture is dried before measuring by use of 8 to 12 mesh molecular-sieves which are shaken with the dust mixture and subsequently screened from the dust mixture.

Sapko, Michael J. (Finleyville, PA); Ward, Jr., Jack A. (Oakmont, PA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DUST-PLASMA INTERACTIONS  

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The objective of our theoretical research under this grant over the past 3 years was to develop new understanding in a range of topics in the physics of dust-plasma interactions, with application to space and the laboratory. We conducted studies related to the physical properties of dust, waves and instabilities in both weakly coupled and strongly coupled dusty plasmas, and innovative possible applications. A major consideration in our choice of topics was to compare theory with experiments or observations, and to motivate new experiments, which we believe is important for developing this relatively new field. Our research is summarized, with reference to our list of journal publications.

Dr. M. Rosenberg

2010-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Breathing HRV by the Concept of AC Ventilation  

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Breathing HRV by the Concept of AC Ventilation Breathing HRV by the Concept of AC Ventilation Speaker(s): Hwataik Han Date: July 10, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Thomas McKone Heat recovery ventilators are frequently used to save heating/cooling loads of buildings for ventilation. There are several types of HRV's, including a parallel plate type, a rotary type, a capillary type, and a heat pipe type. The breathing HRV is a heat recovery ventilator of a new kind using the concept of alternating-current ventilation. The AC ventilation is the ventilation with the airflow directions reversed periodically. It has an advantage of using a single duct system, for both supply and exhaust purposes. In order to develop a breathing HRV system, the thermal recovery performance should be investigated depending on many parameters, such as

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Viable Algae in House Dust  

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... two culture media: Bristol8 and modified Chu No. 10 (ref. 9). Viable algae were cultured from all the dust samples taken from forty -one homes. In these ... 1). Samples from three commercial producers of house dust allergenic extract also revealed viable algae (Table 2). In general, the algal organisms found in house dust used in ...

I. LEONARD BERNSTEIN; ROBERT S. SAFFERMAN

1970-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Inside dust devils  

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......is added by random atmospheric surface eddies in the...surface. Wind speed Atmospheric vortices such as tornadoes, dust devils and water spouts are often recognized...internal wind speeds of atmospheric vortices and this is...test using a vortex generator Lunar and Planetary......

T J Ringrose

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary design of dust lifting and transport in the martian General Circulation Model.  

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by the GCM When wind blows accross a surface covered by loose particles, kinetic energy is transferred Package 4 1 #12; Contents 1 Introduction 2 2 Dust lifting 3 2.1 Lifting by the general circulation winds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.1.4 Implementation in the GCM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.2 Lifting by dust devils

Forget, François

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Dust tracking techniques applied to the STARDUST facility: First results  

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Abstract An important issue related to future nuclear fusion reactors fueled with deuterium and tritium is the creation of large amounts of dust due to several mechanisms (disruptions, \\{ELMs\\} and VDEs). The dust size expected in nuclear fusion experiments (such as ITER) is in the order of microns (between 0.1 and 1000 ?m). Almost the total amount of this dust remains in the vacuum vessel (VV). This radiological dust can re-suspend in case of LOVA (loss of vacuum accident) and these phenomena can cause explosions and serious damages to the health of the operators and to the integrity of the device. The authors have developed a facility, STARDUST, in order to reproduce the thermo fluid-dynamic conditions comparable to those expected inside the VV of the next generation of experiments such as ITER in case of LOVA. The dust used inside the STARDUST facility presents particle sizes and physical characteristics comparable with those that created inside the VV of nuclear fusion experiments. In this facility an experimental campaign has been conducted with the purpose of tracking the dust re-suspended at low pressurization rates (comparable to those expected in case of LOVA in ITER and suggested by the General Safety and Security Report ITER-GSSR) using a fast camera with a frame rate from 1000 to 10,000 images per second. The velocity fields of the mobilized dust are derived from the imaging of a two-dimensional slice of the flow illuminated by optically adapted laser beam. The aim of this work is to demonstrate the possibility of dust tracking by means of image processing with the objective of determining the velocity field values of dust re-suspended during a LOVA.

A. Malizia; M. Camplani; M. Gelfusa; I. Lupelli; M. Richetta; L. Antonelli; F. Conetta; D. Scarpellini; M. Carestia; E. Peluso; C. Bellecci; L. Salgado; P. Gaudio

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Microsoft PowerPoint - 16_Sahara.dust.min.20070326.ppt [Compatibility...  

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Area Convective Rain Stratiform Rain advection Saharan dusts act as ice forming nuclei to produce more, small size cloud ice particle, but unable to grow up to PR detectable ice...

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Measurements of Saharan Dust in Convective Clouds over the Tropical Eastern Atlantic Ocean  

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Mineral dust particles have been shown to act as cloud condensation nuclei, and they are known to interact with developing tropical storms over the Atlantic downwind of the Sahara. Once present within liquid droplets, they have the potential to ...

Cynthia H. Twohy

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Graphite dust resuspension in an HTR-10 steam generator  

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Abstract Graphite dust has an important effect on the safety of high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTR). The flow field in the steam generator was studied by the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method, with the results indicating that the friction velocity in the windward and the leeward of the heat transfer tubes is relatively low and is higher at the sides. Further analysis of the resuspension of graphite dust indicates that the resuspension fraction reaches nearly zero for particles with a diameter less than 1 ?m, whereas it will increases as the helium velocity in the steam generator increases for particle size larger than 1 ?m. Moreover, the resuspension fraction increases as the particle size increases. The results also indicate that resuspension of the particles with sizes larger than 1 ?m exhibited obvious differences in different parts of the steam generator.

Wei Peng; Tianqi Zhang; Yanan Zhen; Suyuan Yu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty in Modeling Dust Mass Balance and Radiative Forcing from Size Parameterization  

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This study examines the uncertainties in simulating mass balance and radiative forcing of mineral dust due to biases in the aerosol size parameterization. Simulations are conducted quasi-globally (180oW-180oE and 60oS-70oN) using the WRF24 Chem model with three different approaches to represent aerosol size distribution (8-bin, 4-bin, and 3-mode). The biases in the 3-mode or 4-bin approaches against a relatively more accurate 8-bin approach in simulating dust mass balance and radiative forcing are identified. Compared to the 8-bin approach, the 4-bin approach simulates similar but coarser size distributions of dust particles in the atmosphere, while the 3-mode pproach retains more fine dust particles but fewer coarse dust particles due to its prescribed og of each mode. Although the 3-mode approach yields up to 10 days longer dust mass lifetime over the remote oceanic regions than the 8-bin approach, the three size approaches produce similar dust mass lifetime (3.2 days to 3.5 days) on quasi-global average, reflecting that the global dust mass lifetime is mainly determined by the dust mass lifetime near the dust source regions. With the same global dust emission (~6000 Tg yr-1), the 8-bin approach produces a dust mass loading of 39 Tg, while the 4-bin and 3-mode approaches produce 3% (40.2 Tg) and 25% (49.1 Tg) higher dust mass loading, respectively. The difference in dust mass loading between the 8-bin approach and the 4-bin or 3-mode approaches has large spatial variations, with generally smaller relative difference (<10%) near the surface over the dust source regions. The three size approaches also result in significantly different dry and wet deposition fluxes and number concentrations of dust. The difference in dust aerosol optical depth (AOD) (a factor of 3) among the three size approaches is much larger than their difference (25%) in dust mass loading. Compared to the 8-bin approach, the 4-bin approach yields stronger dust absorptivity, while the 3-mode approach yields weaker dust absorptivity. Overall, on quasi-global average, the three size parameterizations result in a significant difference of a factor of 2~3 in dust surface cooling (-1.02~-2.87 W m-2) and atmospheric warming (0.39~0.96 W m-2) and in a tremendous difference of a factor of ~10 in dust TOA cooling (-0.24~-2.20 W m-2). An uncertainty of a factor of 2 is quantified in dust emission estimation due to the different size parameterizations. This study also highlights the uncertainties in modeling dust mass and number loading, deposition fluxes, and radiative forcing resulting from different size parameterizations, and motivates further investigation of the impact of size parameterizations on modeling dust impacts on air quality, climate, and ecosystem.

Zhao, Chun; Chen, Siyu; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Qian, Yun; Kok, Jasper; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Huang, J.

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating chemical and physical properties of grain dust for use in an explosion hazard indicator  

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0, um P 30. 0 40. 0 50. 0 FIG. l Hlnimum explosive concentration as a function of particle diameter and distance between particles, the highest levels measured at transfer points. From studies at Texas AFM University, Parnell and 8arton (1979... ) found dust levels in wheat and grain sorghum from a terminal elevator vary from 1000 to 5000 grams of dust less than 100 um per metric ton of grain (2 to 10 pounds per ton). Levels of dust in grain sorghum samples collected by Parnell (1981...

Plemons, Dorothy Sue

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust time in quantum cosmology  

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We give a formulation of quantum cosmology with a pressureless dust and arbitrary additional matter fields. The dust provides a natural time gauge corresponding to a cosmic time, yielding a physical time independent Hamiltonian. The approach simplifies the analysis of both Wheeler-deWitt and loop quantum cosmology models, broadening the applicability of the latter.

Husain, Viqar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase equilibria in a system of 'breathing' molecules  

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It is now well known that details in the intermolecular potential can significantly affect the qualitative features of a phase diagram where temperature is plotted against density for the coexistence curves among fluid and solid phases. While previous calculations of phase diagrams have assumed a time-invariant potential function, this report concerns the phase diagram for ''breathing'' molecules, i.e., molecules whose strength of intermolecular attraction fluctuates in time. Such fluctuations can occur in biomacromolecules where an active site can switch between ''on'' and ''off'' positions. Phase-equilibrium calculations were performed for molecules that have a periodic (breathing) attractive force in addition to the conventional intermolecular forces. The phase diagram for such molecules is as expected when the ''breathing'' properties are independent of density. However, when (more realistically), the ''breathing'' properties are density dependent, the phase diagram exhibits dramatic changes. These calculations may be useful for interpreting experimental data for protein precipitation, for plaque formation in blood vessels and for scaffold-supported tissue formation.

Wu, Jianzhong; Prausnitz, John

2001-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary analysis of graphite dust releasing behavior in accident for HTR  

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The behavior of the graphite dust is important to the safety of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactors. This study investigated the flow of graphite dust in helium mainstream. The analysis of the stresses acting on the graphite dust indicated that gas drag played the absolute leading role. Based on the understanding of the importance of gas drag, an experimental system is set up for the research of dust releasing behavior in accident. Air driven by centrifugal fan is used as the working fluid instead of helium because helium is expensive, easy to leak which make it difficult to seal. The graphite particles, with the size distribution same as in HTR, are added to the experiment loop. The graphite dust releasing behavior at the loss-of-coolant accident will be investigated by a sonic nozzle. (authors)

Peng, W.; Yang, X. Y.; Yu, S. Y.; Wang, J. [Inst. of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing100084 (China)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Equilibrium and thermodynamics of dye removal from aqueous solution by adsorption using rubber wood saw dust  

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Batch equilibrium experiments were carried out for the sorption of Bismarck brown onto rubber wood saw dust particles. The operating variables studied were the initial dye concentration, particle diameter and solution temperature. A linearised Langmuir isotherm was found to well represent the equilibrium uptake for the range of operating conditions studied. The monolayer sorption capacity of rubber wood saw dust for the sorption of Bismarck brown was estimated to be 35 mg g?1. The sorption capacity was found to increase with decreasing particle size. The negative value of ?G and ?H suggests the spontaneity and exothermic nature of the process.

K. Vasanth Kumar; K. Porkodi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Raman spectroscopy of carbon dust samples from NSTX Y. Raitses a,*, C.H. Skinner a  

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.S. Duffy b a Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08543, USA b Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, NJ 08544, USA Received 13 November 2007; accepted 17 January 2008 Abstract The Raman spectrum of dust particles exposed to the NSTX plasma is different from the spectrum of unexposed particles

Duffy, Thomas S.

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Moon Dust and Coal Ash  

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... struck by the similarity between the preliminary descriptions of moon dust and that of the ash residue collected from pulverized ... residue collected from pulverized coal-fired boilers (that is, pulverized fuel ...

A. B. HART; E. RAASK

1969-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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PROPERTIES OF NEWLY FORMED DUST GRAINS IN THE LUMINOUS TYPE IIn SUPERNOVA 2010jl  

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Supernovae (SNe) have been proposed to be the main production sites of dust grains in the universe. However, our knowledge of their importance to dust production is limited by observationally poor constraints on the nature and amount of dust particles produced by individual SNe. In this paper, we present a spectrum covering optical through near-Infrared (NIR) light of the luminous Type IIn supernova 2010jl around one and a half years after the explosion. This unique data set reveals multiple signatures of newly formed dust particles. The NIR portion of the spectrum provides a rare example where thermal emission from newly formed hot dust grains is clearly detected. We determine the main population of the dust species to be carbon grains at a temperature of ?1350-1450 K at this epoch. The mass of the dust grains is derived to be ?(7.5-8.5) × 10{sup –4} M{sub ?}. Hydrogen emission lines show wavelength-dependent absorption, which provides a good estimate of the typical size of the newly formed dust grains (?< 0.1 ?m, and most likely ?< 0.01 ?m). We believe the dust grains were formed in a dense cooling shell as a result of a strong SN-circumstellar media (CSM) interaction. The dust grains occupy ?10% of the emitting volume, suggesting an inhomogeneous, clumpy structure. The average CSM density must be ?> 3 × 10{sup 7} cm{sup –3}, corresponding to a mass loss rate of ?> 0.02 M{sub ?} yr{sup –1} (for a mass loss wind velocity of ?100 km s{sup –1}). This strongly supports a scenario in which SN 2010jl and probably other luminous SNe IIn are powered by strong interactions within very dense CSM, perhaps created by Luminous-Blue-Variable-like eruptions within the last century before the explosion.

Maeda, K.; Nozawa, T.; Folatelli, G.; Moriya, T. J.; Nomoto, K.; Bersten, M.; Quimby, R. [Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), Todai Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583 (Japan); Sahu, D. K.; Anupama, G. C. [Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Koramangala, Bangalore 560 034 (India); Minowa, Y.; Pyo, T.-S. [Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 650 North A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Motohara, K.; Kitagawa, Y. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan); Ueno, I.; Kawabata, K. S.; Yamanaka, M. [Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Kozasa, T. [Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810 (Japan); Iye, M., E-mail: keiichi.maeda@ipmu.jp [National Astronomical Observatory, Mitaka, Tokyo (Japan)

2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum friction in rotating particles  

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We study the frictional torque acting on particles rotating in empty space. At zero temperature, vacuum friction transforms mechanical energy into light emission and produces particle heating. However, particle cooling relative to the environment occurs at finite temperatures and low rotation velocities. Radiation emission is boosted and its spectrum significantly departed from a hot-body emission profile as the velocity increases. Stopping times ranging from hours to billions of years are predicted for materials, particle sizes, and temperatures accessible to experiment. Implications for the behavior of cosmic dust are discussed.

A. Manjavacas; F. J. García de Abajo

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Mineral Dust Entrainment and Deposition (DEAD) model: Description and 1990s dust climatology  

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DUST MODEL AND 1990S CLIMATOLOGY Table 5. Trace MetalDUST MODEL AND 1990S CLIMATOLOGY Figure 7. Predicted andDUST MODEL AND 1990S CLIMATOLOGY Mahowald, N. , K. Kohfeld,

Zender, Charles S; Bian, H.; Newman, D.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of dust streaming in toroidal traps: Stationary flows  

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Molecular-dynamic simulations were performed to study dust motion in a toroidal trap under the influence of the ion drag force driven by a Hall motion of the ions in E x B direction, gravity, inter-particle forces, and friction with the neutral gas. This article is focused on the inhomogeneous stationary streaming motion. Depending on the strength of friction, the spontaneous formation of a stationary shock or a spatial bifurcation into a fast flow and a slow vortex flow is observed. In the quiescent streaming region, the particle flow features a shell structure which undergoes a structural phase transition along the flow direction.

Reichstein, Torben; Piel, Alexander [IEAP, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet, D-24098 Kiel (Germany)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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give oxygen. EYE EXPOSURE: Assure adequate... -contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves. METHODS FOR CLEANING UP: Absorb ... Source: Cohen, Robert E....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air breathing direct Sample Search Results  

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced air breathing Sample Search Results  

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give oxygen. EYE EXPOSURE: Assure adequate... -contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves. METHODS FOR CLEANING UP: Absorb ... Source: Cohen, Robert E....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acid breath tests Sample Search Results  

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and protective... PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber ... Source: Choi, Kyu Yong - Department of Chemical Engineering and...

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Coal cutting research slashes dust  

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US Bureau of Mines' research projects aimed at the reduction of coal dust during coal cutting operations are described. These include an investigation of the effects of conical bit wear on respirable dust generation, energy and cutting forces; the determination of the best conical bit mount condition to increase life by enhancing bit rotation; a comparison between chisel- and conical-type cutters. In order to establish a suitable homogeneous reference material for cutting experiments, a synthetic coal with a plaster base is being developed.

Roepke, W.W.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of dilute and dense layered coal-dust explosions  

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Abstract Multidimensional time-dependent simulations were performed to study the interaction of a shock wave and resulting shear layer with layers of coal dust. The simulations used a high-order compressible numerical method for fluid dynamics and included a Eulerian kinetic-theory-based granular multiphase model applicable over a range from dense to dilute particle volume fractions. Two cases were considered: a loose dust layer with an initial volume fraction of 1%, and a dense dust layer with an initial volume fraction of 47%. For both cases, the final result is a coupled complex consisting of a shock leading a coal-dust flame. In the simulations presented here, a shock is initially produced from remnants of a natural gas detonation, which has decayed into a shock once it passes into a region containing no gaseous fuel. This shock weakens further due to mechanical and thermal losses from lifting and entraining the coal dust. The lifted dust subsequently ignites in the shock-heated air and produces a structure similar to a mixing-limited, nonpremixed flame. The flame consists of a burning coal dust wave that follows the shock. The distance between the shock and ignition point is determined by the induction length of carbon char, which is ? 170 cm and ? 15 cm for the 47% and 1% cases, respectively. The burning of coal particles is predominantly from heterogeneous reactions with carbon char, and volatilized methane combustion is a secondary effect. Air and particles are mixed by relative velocity between the gas and solid phases. Coal particles burn and produce pressure waves that accelerate the shock from Mach 2.2 to 2.6 for the dilute layer, and from Mach 1.7 to 1.8 in the dense layer.

Ryan W. Houim; Elaine S. Oran

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Reconstructed Dust Climatology to Study the Impacts of Martian Dust Storms on Dynamics  

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Using Reconstructed Dust Climatology to Study the Impacts of Martian Dust Storms on Dynamics L@atm.ox.ac.uk) Abstract We have reconstructed the climatology of the dust on Mars using available retrievals and estimates) a reconstruction of the dust optical depth climatology based on weighted gridding for Martian years 24

Cambridge, University of

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EFFECT OF COAL DUST ONEFFECT OF COAL DUST ON RAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTHRAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTH  

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1 EFFECT OF COAL DUST ONEFFECT OF COAL DUST ON RAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTHRAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTH for Laboratory StudyFouling Mechanism / Need for Laboratory Study Mechanical Properties of Coal DustMechanical Properties of Coal Dust Grain Size AnalysisGrain Size Analysis AtterbergAtterberg LimitsLimits Specific

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

120

Adding coal dust to coal batch  

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The granulometric composition of coke dust from the dry-slaking machine is determined. The influence of additions of 3-7% coke dust on the quality of industrial coking batch and the coke obtained by box coking is estimated. Adding 1% coke dust to coking batch does not markedly change the coke quality. Industrial equipment for the supply of dry-slaking dust to the batch is described.

V.S. Shved; A.V.Berezin [OAO Koks, Kemerovo (Russian Federation)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameters of a collisional radio-frequency sheath and dust characteristics resulting from the microparticle levitation  

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The screening length, the time-average electric field, and the particle charge as well as the local vertical gradients of these quantities are determined experimentally within a sheath of a capacitively coupled rf, 13.56 MHz, discharge at enhanced argon gas pressures of 30, 55, and 100 Pa. The parameters are derived directly from comparative measurements of levitation positions of the particles of different sizes and variations in the levitation heights caused by formation of new dust layers. The electrostatic effect of the horizontally extended dust layers on the sheath electric field is investigated.

Yaroshenko, V. V.; Antonova, T.; Thomas, H. M.; Morfill, G. E. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, D-85741 Garching (Germany)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Chirality in interstellar dust and in comets: Life from dead stars  

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Interstellar dust grains have mantles of prebiotic organic molecules. A large fraction of the clouds of interstellar dust grains pass close enough to neutron stars for the circularly polarized ultraviolet radiation to produce a 10% or higher enantiomeric excess in the organic grain mantles. The time between such close passages is about ten times larger than the average lifetime of the molecular clouds so that the most prestellar and protostellar clouds contain predominantly left or right handed prebiotic molecules. Comets as agglomerated interstellar dust preserve the initial enantiomeric excess. Even if only 0.1% of the comet material survives as small comet dust particles which preserve their prebiotic molecules there could be ?10251 chances for life to originate from one of these if it lands in water.

J. Mayo Greenberg

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SAMPLING AND MASS SPECTROMETRY APPROACHES FOR THE DETECTION OF DRUGS AND FOREIGN CONTAMINANTS IN BREATH FOR HOMELAND SECURITY APPLICATIONS  

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Homeland security relies heavily on analytical chemistry to identify suspicious materials and persons. Traditionally this role has focused on attribution, determining the type and origin of an explosive, for example. But as technology advances, analytical chemistry can and will play an important role in the prevention and preemption of terrorist attacks. More sensitive and selective detection techniques can allow suspicious materials and persons to be identified even before a final destructive product is made. The work presented herein focuses on the use of commercial and novel detection techniques for application to the prevention of terrorist activities. Although drugs are not commonly thought of when discussing terrorism, narcoterrorism has become a significant threat in the 21st century. The role of the drug trade in the funding of terrorist groups is prevalent; thus, reducing the trafficking of illegal drugs can play a role in the prevention of terrorism by cutting off much needed funding. To do so, sensitive, specific, and robust analytical equipment is needed to quickly identify a suspected drug sample no matter what matrix it is in. Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (SPAMS) is a novel technique that has previously been applied to biological and chemical detection. The current work applies SPAMS to drug analysis, identifying the active ingredients in single component, multi-component, and multi-tablet drug samples in a relatively non-destructive manner. In order to do so, a sampling apparatus was created to allow particle generation from drug tablets with on-line introduction to the SPAMS instrument. Rules trees were developed to automate the identification of drug samples on a single particle basis. A novel analytical scheme was also developed to identify suspect individuals based on chemical signatures in human breath. Human breath was sampled using an RTube{trademark} and the trace volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were preconcentrated using solid phase microextraction (SPME) and identified using gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Modifications to the sampling apparatus allowed for increased VOC collection efficiency, and reduced the time of sampling and analysis by over 25%. The VOCs are present in breath due to either endogenous production, or exposure to an external source through absorption, inhalation, or ingestion. Detection of these exogenous chemicals can provide information on the prior location and activities of the subject. Breath samples collected before and after exposure in a hardware store and nail salon were analyzed to investigate the prior location of a subject; breath samples collected before and after oral exposure to terpenes and terpenoid compounds, pseudoephedrine, and inhalation exposure to hexamine and other explosive related compounds were analyzed to investigate the prior activity of a subject. The elimination of such compounds from the body was also monitored. In application, this technique may provide an early warning system to identify persons of interest in the prevention and preemption stages of homeland security.

Martin, A N

2009-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust transport: Wind blown and mechanical resuspension, July 1983 to December 1984  

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This study defines the processes that resuspend plutonium (Pu) particles from Pu-contaminated soil at Rocky Flats. Such knowledge can predict the transport of Pu particles from the site and the population dose. A vertical dust flux tower profiled the plume of Pu particles from the site. The data show a 70% reduction between 1 and 10 m in the concentration of coarse and inhalable Pu particles. The respirable particle concentration remained steady at both heights, slightly above background levels. High winds visually resuspend large amounts of dust for short periods, but we suspected that present sampling devices do not function properly above 50 km/h. During a windstorm reaching 80 km/h, the size-selective sampler used seriously underestimated the dust(Pu) concentration. Wind tunnel studies measured resuspension versus wind speed from our prairie grass covered, arid soil. We failed to find a good correlation between resuspension and wind speed. This led to a search for alternative mechanisms of resuspension besides wind erosion. Resuspension of dust(Pu) from grass proved to be important, as well as resuspension from rain splash.

Langer, G.

1986-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

125

The strength of the radial-breathing mode in single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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The strength of the radial-breathing mode in single-walled carbon nanotubes M. Machón , S. Reich of the absolute Raman cross section of the radial breathing mode (RBM) of single-walled carbon nanotubes. We compare our calculations to measurements of the absolute Raman cross section of individual nanotubes

Nabben, Reinhard

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Excitonic effects on radial breathing mode intensity of single wall carbon nanotubes  

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Excitonic effects on radial breathing mode intensity of single wall carbon nanotubes Kentaro Satoa Abstract We develop exciton-photon and exciton-phonon interaction matrix elements for sin- gle wall carbon- culate resonance Raman intensity for radial breathing mode as a function of diameter and chiral angle

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Experimental evaluation of cell temperature effects on miniature, air-breathing PEM fuel cells  

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Experimental evaluation of cell temperature effects on miniature, air-breathing PEM fuel cells Z June 2011 Available online 14 June 2011 Keywords: Air-breathing PEM fuel cell Temperature effects Air) fuel cells is investi- gated using polarization and impedance spectroscopy. Three active area sizes

Lee, Tonghun

128

A novel aspect of dust in plasma  

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Nonlinear screening of the dust grains immersed in a homogenous fully ionized electron-ion plasma is investigated. Assuming conservation of entropy, an important relation is obtained between the maximum potential (and therefore the charge) of the dust grain and the temperature of the electrons. The Thomas-Fermi equation is derived for the potential of a dust grain in a nondegenerate plasma suggesting the existence of dust atom with a well defined atomic radius. Furthermore, based on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, the notion of a dust-grain molecule is introduced in which the protons act like a kind of 'glue' which binds two negatively charged dust grains together, and the motion of the grains have little influence on that binding force. Finally, considering the weak interaction between the proton clouds of two dust grains, an expression of exchange energy is obtained.

Tsintsadze, N.L.; Murtaza, G.; Ehsan, Z. [Department of Plasma Physics, Tbilisi State University (Georgia); National Centre for Mathematics and Salam Chair in Physics, G.C. University Lahore, 54000 (Pakistan); National Centre for Mathematics and Salam Chair in Physics, G.C. University Lahore, 54000 (Pakistan)

2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal cutting research slashes dust  

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The Coal-Cutting Technology Group at the Bureau of Mine's Twin Cities Research Center is investigating ways to reduce primary dust generated by coal cutting. The progression of research within the program is from fundamental laboratory research, to fundamental field research, to field concept verification. Then the Bureau recommends warranted changes and/or prototype development to industry. Currently the Cutting Technology Group has several projects in each phase of research. The Bureau's current fundamental studies of bit characteristics are directed to determining the effects of conical bit wear on primary respirable dust generation, energy, and cutting forces; establishing best conical bit mount condition to increase life by enhancing bit rotation; and comparing chisel-type cutters to conical-type cutters. Additionally, to establish a suitable homogeneous reference material for cutting experiments, a synthetic coal with a plaster base is being developed.

Roepke, W.W.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Coal cutting research slashes dust  

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The Coal-Cutting Technology Group at the Bureau of Mines Twin Cities (MN) Research Center is investigating ways to reduce primary dust generated by coal cutting. The progression of research within the program is from fundamental laboratory research, to fundamental field research, to field concept verification. Then the Bureau recommends warranted changes and/or prototype development to industry. Currently the group has several projects in each phase of research. The Bureau's current fundamental studies of bit characteristics are directed toward determining the effects of conical bit wear on primary respirable dust generation, energy, and cutting forces; establishing best conical bit mount condition to increase life by enhancing bit rotation; and comparing chisel-type cutters to conical-type cutters. Additionally, to establish a suitable homogeneous reference material for cutting experiments, a synthetic coal with a plaster base is being developed.

Roepke, W.W.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collisionless damping of nonlinear dust ion acoustic wave due to dust charge fluctuation  

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A dissipation mechanism for the damping of the nonlinear dust ion acoustic wave in a collisionless dusty plasma consisting of nonthermal electrons, ions, and variable charge dust grains has been investigated. It is shown that the collisionless damping due to dust charge fluctuation causes the nonlinear dust ion acoustic wave propagation to be described by the damped Korteweg-de Vries equation. Due to the presence of nonthermal electrons, the dust ion acoustic wave admits both positive and negative potential and it suffers less damping than the dust acoustic wave, which admits only negative potential.

Samiran Ghosh; Tushar K. Chaudhuri; Susmita Sarkar; Manoranjan Khan; M. R. Gupta

2002-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in house dust  

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We developed a high throughput analytical method using on-line solid phase extraction coupled with isotope dilution high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (on-line SPE-HPLC-MS/MS) to simultaneously determine the concentrations of 17 polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) in house dust. The sample preparation includes dispersion of the dust samples in 0.1 M formic acid:MeOH (1:1), followed by agitation and filtration, addition of the isotope-labeled internal standard solution to the filtrate, and analysis by on-line SPE-HPLC-MS/MS. The limits of quantitation were <4.0 ng/g. The method accuracies ranged between 73.2% and 100.2% for the different analytes at two spike levels. We confirmed the validity of the method by analyzing 39 household dust samples collected in 2004. Of the 17 PFCs measured, 6 of them-perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBuS), N-ethyl-perfluorooctane sulfonamide, 2-(N-ethyl-perfluorooctane sulfonamido) acetic acid (Et-PFOSA-AcOH), 2-(N-methyl-perfluorooctane sulfonamido) ethanol (Me-PFOSA-EtOH), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)-had detection frequencies >70%. We detected PFOS, PFBuS, and PFHxS at the highest median concentration, followed by Et-PFOSA-AcOH and Me-PFOSA-EtOH.

Kato, Kayoko [Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy., Mailstop F53, Atlanta, GA 30341 (United States)] [Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy., Mailstop F53, Atlanta, GA 30341 (United States); Calafat, Antonia M., E-mail: acalafat@cdc.gov [Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy., Mailstop F53, Atlanta, GA 30341 (United States); Needham, Larry L. [Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy., Mailstop F53, Atlanta, GA 30341 (United States)] [Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy., Mailstop F53, Atlanta, GA 30341 (United States)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Movement of Microorganisms in Clouds of Desert Dust and Implications for Human Health  

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...general, high-energy wind conditions in...western deserts of Egypt, 44 genera and 102...loss of recovery efficiency due to microorganisms...air-dust particles from Egypt. Mycopathologia...western desert of Egypt. Afr. J. Sci...S. Department of Energy, DOE/NV/10845-60...

Dale W. Griffin

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new model of composite interstellar dust grains  

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The approach to model composite interstellar dust grains, using the exact solution to the light scattering problem for multi-layered spheres as suggested by Voshchinnikov & Mathis (1999), is further developed. Heterogeneous scatteres are represented by particles with very large number of shells, each including a homogeneous layer per material considered (amorphous carbon, astronomical silicate and vacuum). The applicability of the effective medium theory (EMT) mostly utilized earlier to approximate inhomogeneous interstellar grains is examined on the basis of the new model. It is shown that the EMT rules generally have an accuracy of several percent in the whole range of particle sizes provided the porosity does not exceed about 50%. For larger porosity, the EMT rules give wrong results. Using the model, we reanalyze various basic features of cosmic dust -- interstellar extinction, scattered radiation, infrared radiation, radiation pressure, etc. As an example of the potential of the model, it is applied to reproduce the extinction curves in the directions to $\\zeta$ Oph and $\\sigma$ Sco using subsolar cosmic abundances. We also conclude that metallic iron even in negligible amount ($\\la 1$ % by the volume fraction) is unlikely to form a layer on or inside a grain because of peculiar absorption of radiation by such particles.

N. V. Voshchinnikov; V. B. Il'in; Th. Henning; D. N. Dubkova

2003-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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NNWSI PROJECT ELEMENT WBS-1.2.6.9.4.6.1.B INTERIM REPORT ON DUST CONTROL PROPOSALS  

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This report presents interim findings of studies conducted to evaluate dust control equipment during prototype drilling. Based on available data on silica content, type, particle size, and on proposed dry drilling operations, it is estimated that allowable exposures to free silica will range from 0.07 to 1.5 mg/cu meter. They have concluded that airborne concentrations of dust may approach or exceed these values during normal operations, based on studies conducted as part of this task.

D.J. Burton

2005-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust extinction and absorption: the challenge of porous grains  

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In many models of dusty objects in space the grains are assumed to be composite or fluffy. However, the computation of the optical properties of such particles is still a very difficult problem. We analyze how the increase of grain porosity influences basic features of cosmic dust -- interstellar extinction, dust temperature, infrared bands and millimeter opacity. Porous grains can reproduce the flat extinction across the $3 - 8 \\mkm$ wavelength range measured for several lines of sight by {\\it ISO} and {\\it Spitzer}. Porous grains are generally cooler than compact grains. At the same time, the temperature of very porous grains becomes slightly larger in the case of the EMT-Mie calculations in comparison with the results found from the layered-sphere model. The layered-sphere model predicts a broadening of infrared bands and a shift of the peak position to larger wavelengths as porosity grows. In the case of the EMT-Mie model variations of the feature profile are less significant. It is also shown that the millimeter mass absorption coefficients grow as porosity increases with a faster growth occurring for particles with Rayleigh/non-Rayleigh inclusions. As a result, for very porous particles the coefficients given by two models can differ by a factor of about 3. It is found that an increase of porosity leads to an increase of extinction cross sections at some wavelengths and a decrease at others depending on the grain model. However, this behaviour is sufficient to reproduce the extinction curve in the direction of the star $\\sigma$ Sco using current solar abundances. In the case of the star $\\zeta$ Oph our model requires larger amounts of carbon and iron in the dust-phase than is available.

N. V. Voshchinnikov; V. B. Il'in; Th. Henning; D. N. Dubkova

2005-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Properties of Saharan Dust and Asian Dust: Application to Radiative Transfer Simulations  

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Because the bulk optical properties of dust are largely dependent on their chemical composition, published reports from numerous dust field studies enabled us to compile observation data sets to derive the effective complex refractive indices...

Fang, Guangyang

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of a dust size distribution on electrostatic sheaths in unmagnetized dusty plasmas  

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In this work, the structure of plasma sheaths in presence of dust particles with different sizes is investigated numerically in a multifluid framework, where the dust size distribution is modeled by Gauss' law. For this, we have established a 1D, stationary, unmagnetized, and weakly collisional electronegative dusty plasma sheath model. The electrons and negative ions are considered in a local thermodynamic equilibrium, therefore, described by a Boltzmann distribution. On the other hand, positive ions and dust grains are described by fluid equations. The charging process is described by the orbit motion limited model. It is shown that taking into account dust grains with different sizes reduces considerably the sheath thickness. The behavior of dust surface potential is not affected, but the dust charge number is reduced, as well as the electrostatic force. It results in a decrease of layered structure. The presence of negative ions makes the structure of the electrostatic potential more oscillatory. The other physical parameters are also analyzed and discussed.

Benlemdjaldi, D. [Quantum Electronics Laboratory, Faculty of Physics, U.S.T.H.B. BP 32 El-Alia Bab-Ezzouar, Algiers 16111 (Algeria); Departement de Physique, Ecole Normale Superieure BP 92 Vieux-Kouba, Algiers 16050 (Algeria); Tahraoui, A. [Quantum Electronics Laboratory, Faculty of Physics, U.S.T.H.B. BP 32 El-Alia Bab-Ezzouar, Algiers 16111 (Algeria); Hugon, R.; Bougdira, J. [Institut Jean Lamour, Departement CP2S UMR 7198 CNRS, Universite de Lorraine, BP 70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy cedex (France)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The cardiac output response and the oxygen cost of increased work of breathing  

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. By back extrapolation from the measured values, Liljestrand estimated the oxygen cost of breathing at rest to be about 0. 5 ml Op per liter of ventilation. This resting value was later substantiated by Neilsen ( 1936). In addition, Nei lsen also...-smokers and free from any 20 WORlC 8. 1750 cal VOLUME 1142 el s M*X IHSP PRE -8. 48 cwH20 MAX EXP PRE 2 ' 22 cMH2Q Figure 4. Work of breathing measurement of a single breath at rest. The shaded and black areas to the left of the base pressure (-4. 5 cm...

Krause, Kevin Michael

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of airborne coal mine dust and its implication to coal workers' pneumoconiosis  

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Size selective airborne dust samples were collected using 4-stage cassette impactors at nine different locations in continuous mining sections in each of five coal seams located in the Appalachian bituminous coal field. These coal seams were the Upper Freeport, Pittsburgh, Kittanning, Coalburg, and Pocahontas. Mineralogical analyses were performed by an x-ray powder diffraction photographic technique. The distributions of total and respirable dust concentrations were fit best by a log-normal distribution. The effects of the coal seam and the sampling location on dust levels were significant. The results of the particle size distribution analyses suggest that coal mine dust has a multi-modal distribution. The effects of the coal seam and the sampling locations were significant. The distributions obtained were often affected by such mine-related variables as ventilation rate, relative humidity, and the section dimensions. Nine minerals commonly found in the coal mine dust samples collected from the coal seams studied were illite, calcite, kaolinite, quartz, dolomite, siderite, gypsum, anhydrite, and pyrite in descending order of magnitude. Relative abundance of all mineral species except siderite and gypsum was coal seam specific and suggests that existence of coal seam variability of mineral content. Although mineral content was affected by sampling locations and the sections within a mine, the magnitude was small when compared with that of cal seams. Mineral content also appears to be affected by particle size, although no particular pattern was observed.

Kim, H.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust negative ion acoustic shock waves considering dust size distribution effect  

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A multi-ion dusty plasma containing hot isothermal electrons, ions (light positive ions and heavy negative ions), and extremely and negatively charged dust grains is studied in the present paper. The dust negative ion acoustic shock waves have been investigated by employing the reductive perturbation method. How the dust size distribution affects the height and the thickness of the nonlinear shock wave is studied. It is noted that the different dust size distribution has different shock wave form and different moving speed.

Ma Yirong; Wang Canglong; Zhang Jianrong; Sun Jianan; Duan Wenshan [College of Physics and Electronic Engineering and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China and Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Yang Lei [College of Physics and Electronic Engineering and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China) and Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Department of Physics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Brownian Motion of Stars, Dust, and Invisible Matter  

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Treating the motion of a dust particle suspended in a liquid as a random walk Einstein in 1905 derived an equation describing the diffusion of the particle’s probability distribution in configuration space. Fokker and Planck extended this work to describe the velocity distribution of the particles. Their equation and its solutions have been applied to many problems in nature starting with the motion of Brownian particles in a liquid. Chandrasekhar derived the Fokker?Planck equation for stars and showed that long?range gravitational encounters provide a drag force dynamical friction which is important in the evolution of star clusters and the formation of galaxies. In certain circumstances Fokker?Planck evolution also describes the evolution of dark (invisible) matter in the universe. In the early universe the thermal decoupling of weakly interacting massive particles from the plasma of relativistic leptons and photons is governed by Fokker?Planck evolution. The resulting dissipation imprints a minimum length scale for cosmic density fluctuations. Still later these density fluctuations produce stochastic gravitational forces on the dark matter as it begins to cluster under gravity. The latter example provides an exact derivation of the Fokker?Planck equation without the usual assumption of Markovian dynamics.

Edmund Bertschinger

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variability of Natural Dust Erosion from a Coal Pile  

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A study of fugitive dust emissions from a pile of crushed coal revealed that, in addition to emitting dust to the atmosphere during periods of pile management (human) activity, dust is also emitted during periods without human activity. This “...

Stephen F. Mueller; Jonathan W. Mallard; Qi Mao; Stephanie L. Shaw

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air breathing fish Sample Search Results  

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fish Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air breathing fish Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 The effect of apparent predationrisk on the...

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fish channa Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air-breathing fish channa Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 The effect of swimming depth on...

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Breath Acetone Concentrations in Fasting Male Volunteers: Further Studies and Effect of Alcohol Administration  

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......administration of ethanol. This effect is most likely a consequence...more pronounced antiketogenic effect after subjects fasted 12 h than...a dose-response relation- ship for this ethanol-induced effect on breath acetone. The dose......

A.W. Jones

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A fast ascent trajectory optimization method for hypersonic air-breathing vehicles.  

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??The objective of this dissertation is to investigate a fast and reliable method to generate three-dimensional optimal ascent trajectories for hypersonic air-breathing vehicles. The problem… (more)

Murillo, Oscar Jaime

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sample search results for: alter breathing cardiovascular Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Heart rate dynamics during three forms of meditation C.-K. Penga,*, Isaac C. Henrya Summary:...

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Experimental Study of Nonlinear Dust Acoustic Solitary Waves in a Dusty Plasma  

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The excitation and propagation of finite-amplitude low-frequency solitary waves are investigated in an argon plasma impregnated with kaolin dust particles. A nonlinear longitudinal dust acoustic solitary wave is excited by pulse modulating the discharge voltage with a negative potential. It is found that the velocity of the solitary wave increases and the width decreases with the increase of the modulating voltage, but the product of the solitary wave amplitude and the square of the width remains nearly constant. The experimental findings are compared with analytic soliton solutions of a model Korteveg–de Vries equation.

P. Bandyopadhyay; G. Prasad; A. Sen; P. K. Kaw

2008-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Health Benefits of Particle Filtration  

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The evidence of health benefits of particle filtration in homes and commercial buildings is reviewed. Prior reviews of papers published before 2000 are summarized. The results of 16 more recent intervention studies are compiled and analyzed. Also reviewed are four studies that modeled health benefits of using filtration to reduce indoor exposures to particles from outdoors. Prior reviews generally concluded that particle filtration is, at best, a source of small improvements in allergy and asthma health effects; however, many early studies had weak designs. A majority of recent intervention studies employed strong designs and more of these studies report statistically significant improvements in health symptoms or objective health outcomes, particularly for subjects with allergies or asthma. The percentage improvement in health outcomes is typically modest, e.g., 7percent to 25percent. Delivery of filtered air to the breathing zone of sleeping allergic or asthmatic persons may be more consistently effective in improving health than room air filtration. Notable are two studies that report statistically significant improvements, with filtration, in markers that predict future adverse coronary events. From modeling, the largest potential benefits of indoor particle filtration may be reductions in morbidity and mortality from reducing indoor exposures to particles from outdoor air.

Fisk, William J.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Features of coal dust dynamics at action of differently oriented forces in granular filtering medium  

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The process of the coal dust particles transportation and structurization in the experimental horizontal model of air filter with the cylindrical coal adsorbent granules as in the iodine air filter at the nuclear power plant is researched. In the investigated case the vector of carrying away force of air flow and the vector of gravitation force are mutually perpendicular, and the scattering of the dust particles on the granules occurs in the normal directions. It is found that the phenomenon of non controlled spontaneous sharp increase of aerodynamic resistance in the iodine air filter under the big integral volumes of filtered air and the big masses of introduced coal dust particles is not observed at the described experimental conditions in distinction from the case of the parallel orientation of this forces as in the vertical iodine air filters at the nuclear power plant. The quantitative measurements of the main parameters of the process of the dust masses transportation and structurization are made on a ...

Neklyudov, I M; Poltinin, P Ya; Ledenyov, O P

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Features of coal dust dynamics at action of differently oriented forces in granular filtering medium  

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The process of the coal dust particles transportation and structurization in the experimental horizontal model of air filter with the cylindrical coal adsorbent granules as in the iodine air filter at the nuclear power plant is researched. In the investigated case the vector of carrying away force of air flow and the vector of gravitation force are mutually perpendicular, and the scattering of the dust particles on the granules occurs in the normal directions. It is found that the phenomenon of non controlled spontaneous sharp increase of aerodynamic resistance in the iodine air filter under the big integral volumes of filtered air and the big masses of introduced coal dust particles is not observed at the described experimental conditions in distinction from the case of the parallel orientation of this forces as in the vertical iodine air filters at the nuclear power plant. The quantitative measurements of the main parameters of the process of the dust masses transportation and structurization are made on a developed experimental model of the iodine air filter with the cylindrical coal adsorbent granules.

I. M. Neklyudov; L. I. Fedorova; P. Ya. Poltinin; O. P. Ledenyov

2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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RAPID COAGULATION OF POROUS DUST AGGREGATES OUTSIDE THE SNOW LINE: A PATHWAY TO SUCCESSFUL ICY PLANETESIMAL FORMATION  

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Rapid orbital drift of macroscopic dust particles is one of the major obstacles to planetesimal formation in protoplanetary disks. We re-examine this problem by considering the porosity evolution of dust aggregates. We apply a porosity model based on recent N-body simulations of aggregate collisions, which allows us to study the porosity change upon collision for a wide range of impact energies. As a first step, we neglect collisional fragmentation and instead focus on dust evolution outside the snow line, where the fragmentation has been suggested to be less significant than inside the snow line because of the high sticking efficiency of icy particles. We show that dust particles can evolve into highly porous aggregates (with internal densities of much less than 0.1 g cm{sup -3}) even if collisional compression is taken into account. We also show that the high porosity triggers significant acceleration in collisional growth. This acceleration is a natural consequence of the particles' aerodynamical properties at low Knudsen numbers, i.e., at particle radii larger than the mean free path of the gas molecules. Thanks to this rapid growth, the highly porous aggregates are found to overcome the radial drift barrier at orbital radii less than 10 AU (assuming the minimum-mass solar nebula model). This suggests that, if collisional fragmentation is truly insignificant, formation of icy planetesimals is possible via direct collisional growth of submicron-sized icy particles.

Okuzumi, Satoshi; Kobayashi, Hiroshi [Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602 (Japan); Tanaka, Hidekazu [Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0819 (Japan); Wada, Koji, E-mail: okuzumi@nagoya-u.jp [Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016 (Japan)

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Coagulation of Porous Dust Aggregates outside the Snow Line: A Pathway to Successful Icy Planetesimal Formation  

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Rapid orbital drift of macroscopic dust particles is one of the major obstacles to planetesimal formation in protoplanetary disks. We re-examine this problem by considering the porosity evolution of dust aggregates. We apply a porosity model based on recent N-body simulations of aggregate collisions, which allows us to study the porosity change upon collision for a wide range of impact energies. As a first step, we neglect collisional fragmentation and instead focus on dust evolution outside the snow line, where the fragmentation has been suggested to be less significant than inside the snow line because of the high sticking efficiency of icy particles. We show that dust particles can evolve into highly porous aggregates (with internal densities of much less than 0.1 g cm–3) even if collisional compression is taken into account. We also show that the high porosity triggers significant acceleration in collisional growth. This acceleration is a natural consequence of the particles' aerodynamical properties at low Knudsen numbers, i.e., at particle radii larger than the mean free path of the gas molecules. Thanks to this rapid growth, the highly porous aggregates are found to overcome the radial drift barrier at orbital radii less than 10 AU (assuming the minimum-mass solar nebula model). This suggests that, if collisional fragmentation is truly insignificant, formation of icy planetesimals is possible via direct collisional growth of submicron-sized icy particles.

Satoshi Okuzumi; Hidekazu Tanaka; Hiroshi Kobayashi; Koji Wada

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of cometary particles from the Stardust mission Graciela Matrajt  

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; What is a comet ? Comet WEST Comet HaleBopp #12; Oort cloudIt extends from ~ 30 AU to ~ 150 AU; The comet activity Jets of gas and dust #12; Encounter January 2004 at 1.8 AU 234 km 6.1 km/s #12; 40x Organic matter in interplanetary particles Organic matter in Stardust particles HCN in comets Hale

Matrajt, Graciela

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Respiratory Motion of The Heart and Positional Reproducibility Under Active Breathing Control  

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Purpose: To reduce cardiotoxicity from breast radiotherapy (RT), innovative techniques are under investigation. Information about cardiac motion with respiration and positional reproducibility under active breathing control (ABC) is necessary to evaluate these techniques. Methods and Materials: Patients requiring loco-regional RT for breast cancer were scanned by computed tomography using an ABC device at various breath-hold states, before and during treatment. Ten patients were studied. For each patient, 12 datasets were analyzed. Mutual information-based regional rigid alignment was used to determine the magnitude and reproducibility of cardiac motion as a function of breathing state. For each scan session, motion was quantified by evaluating the displacement of a point along the left anterior descending artery (LAD) with respect to its position at end expiration. Long-term positional reproducibility was also assessed. Results: Displacement of the LAD was greatest in the inferior direction, moderate in the anterior direction, and lowest in the left-right direction. At shallow breathing states, the average displacement of LAD position was up to 6 mm in the inferior direction. The maximum displacement in any patient was 2.8 cm in the inferior direction, between expiration and deep-inspiration breath hold. At end expiration, the long-term reproducibility (SD) of the LAD position was 3 mm in the A-P, 6 mm in the S-I, and 4 mm in the L-R directions. At deep-inspiration breath hold, long-term reproducibility was 3 mm in the A-P, 7 mm in the S-I, and 3 mm in the L-R directions. Conclusions: These data demonstrate the extent of LAD displacement that occurs with shallow breathing and with deep-inspiration breath hold. This information may guide optimization studies considering the effects of respiratory motion and reproducibility of cardiac position on cardiac dose, both with and without ABC.

Jagsi, Reshma [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Moran, Jean M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Kessler, Marc L. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Marsh, Robin B. C [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Balter, James M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Pierce, Lori J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)]. E-mail: ljpierce@umich.edu

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Circumstellar Dust Shells Detlef Schonberner, Matthias Steffen  

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Circumstellar Dust Shells Detlef Sch¨onberner, Matthias Steffen This research project is concerned spectra and intensity maps computed from the resulting time­dependent wind models can be compared directly as spherical grains of amor­ phous carbon with a radius of 0.05 ¯m, the adopted dust­ to­gas ratio being 1

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Metal Dusting of Heat-Resistant Alloys  

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Metal dusting leads to disintegration of such alloys as iron and nickel-based into a “dust” of particulate metal, metal carbide, carbon, and/or oxide. It occurs in strongly carburising environments at 400-900°C. Literature survey has shown...

Al-Meshari, Abdulaziz I

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Global dust model intercomparison in AeroCom phase I  

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Miami (19) cap- ture the transatlantic transport of Saharanside the period of maximum transatlantic Saharan dust trans-stations affected by transatlantic dust transport (stations

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust Emission from the Perseus Molecular Cloud  

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Using far-infrared emission maps taken by IRAS and Spitzer and a near-infrared extinction map derived from 2MASS data, we have made dust temperature and column density maps of the Perseus molecular cloud. We show that the emission from transiently heated very small grains and the big grain dust emissivity vary as a function of extinction and dust temperature, with higher dust emissivities for colder grains. This variable emissivity can not be explained by temperature gradients along the line of sight or by noise in the emission maps, but is consistent with grain growth in the higher density and lower temperature regions. By accounting for the variations in the dust emissivity and VSG emission, we are able to map the temperature and column density of a nearby molecular cloud with better accuracy than has previously been possible.

S. Schnee; J. Li; A. A. Goodman; A. I. Sargent

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Brownian Motion of Stars, Dust, and Invisible Matter  

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Treating the motion of a dust particle suspended in a liquid as a random walk, Einstein in 1905 derived an equation describing the diffusion of the particle's probability distribution in configuration space. Fokker and Planck extended this work to describe the velocity distribution of the particles. Their equation and its solutions have been applied to many problems in nature starting with the motion of Brownian particles in a liquid. Chandrasekhar derived the Fokker-Planck equation for stars and showed that long-range gravitational encounters provide a drag force, dynamical friction, which is important in the evolution of star clusters and the formation of galaxies. In certain circumstances, Fokker-Planck evolution also describes the evolution of dark (invisible) matter in the universe. In the early universe, the thermal decoupling of weakly interacting massive particles from the plasma of relativistic leptons and photons is governed by Fokker-Planck evolution. The resulting dissipation imprints a minimum length scale for cosmic density fluctuations. Still later, these density fluctuations produce stochastic gravitational forces on the dark matter as it begins to cluster under gravity. The latter example provides an exact derivation of the Fokker-Planck equation without the usual assumption of Markovian dynamics.

Edmund Bertschinger

2006-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust removal in radio-frequency plasmas by a traveling potential modulation  

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The dust contamination in plasma deposition processes plays a crucial role in the quality and the yield of the products. To improve the quality and the yield of plasma processing, a favorable way is to remove the dust particles actively from the plasma reactors.Our recent experiments in the striped electrode device show that a traveling plasma modulation allows for a systematic particle removal independent of the reactor size. Besides the rf powered electrode, the striped electrode device includes a segmented electrode that consists of 100 electrically insulated narrow stripes. A traveling potential profile is produced by the modulation of the voltage signals applied on the stripes. The dust particles are trapped in the potential wells and transported with the traveling of the potential profile.The particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation on the potential above the segmented electrode indicates that the traveling potential profile can be realized either by applying low-frequency (0.1-10 Hz) voltage signals with a fixed phase shift between adjacent stripes or high-frequency (10 kHz a circumflex AS 100 MHz) signals with the amplitudes modulated by a low-frequency envelope. The transportation of the dust particles is simulated with a two-dimensional molecular dynamics (MD) code with the potential profile obtained from the PIC simulation. The MD results reproduce the experimental observations successfully.This technology allows for an active removal of the contaminating particles in processing plasmas and it is independent of the reactor size. The removal velocity is controllable by adjusting the parameters for the modulation.

Li Yangfang; Jiang Ke; Thomas, Hubertus M.; Morfill, Gregor E. [Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, 85748 Garching (Germany)

2010-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Astrophysics  

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Health benefits of particle filtration  

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Health benefits of particle filtration Health benefits of particle filtration Title Health benefits of particle filtration Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Fisk, William J. Journal Indoor Air Date Published 02/12/2013 Abstract The evidence of health benefits of particle filtration in homes and commercial buildings is reviewed. Prior reviews of papers published before 2000 are summarized. The results of 16 more recent intervention studies are compiled and analyzed. Also reviewed are four studies that modeled health benefits of using filtration to reduce indoor exposures to particles from outdoors. Prior reviews generally concluded that particle filtration is, at best, a source of small improvements in allergy and asthma health effects; however, many early studies had weak designs. A majority of recent intervention studies employed strong designs and more of these studies report statistically significant improvements in health symptoms or objective health outcomes, particularly for subjects with allergies or asthma. The percentage improvement in health outcomes is typically modest, e.g., 7% to 25%. Delivery of filtered air to the breathing zone of sleeping allergic or asthmatic persons may be more consistently effective in improving health than room air filtration. Notable are two studies that report statistically significant improvements, with filtration, in markers that predict future adverse coronary events. From modeling, the largest potential benefits of indoor particle filtration may be reductions in morbidity and mortality from reducing indoor exposures to particles from outdoor air. Published 2013. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles  

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Composition and Reactions of Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Wednesday, 29 June 2005 00:00 Microscopic aerosol particles in the atmosphere contain carbonaceous components from mineral dust and combustion emissions released from around the world. How long these tiny particles remain in the atmosphere can have a huge impact on the global climate. Measurements based on high-resolution scanning transmission x-ray images obtained at the ALS have revealed chemical reactions on and in atmospheric aerosol particles that caused particle growth while changing organic composition by 13 to 24% per day, an oxidation rate significantly slower than is currently used in atmospheric models. Since oxidation has a strong effect on particle lifetime in the atmosphere, these results will help climate scientists refine the computer models used to predict climate change.

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles  

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Microscopic aerosol particles in the atmosphere contain carbonaceous components from mineral dust and combustion emissions released from around the world. How long these tiny particles remain in the atmosphere can have a huge impact on the global climate. Measurements based on high-resolution scanning transmission x-ray images obtained at the ALS have revealed chemical reactions on and in atmospheric aerosol particles that caused particle growth while changing organic composition by 13 to 24% per day, an oxidation rate significantly slower than is currently used in atmospheric models. Since oxidation has a strong effect on particle lifetime in the atmosphere, these results will help climate scientists refine the computer models used to predict climate change.

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles  

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Microscopic aerosol particles in the atmosphere contain carbonaceous components from mineral dust and combustion emissions released from around the world. How long these tiny particles remain in the atmosphere can have a huge impact on the global climate. Measurements based on high-resolution scanning transmission x-ray images obtained at the ALS have revealed chemical reactions on and in atmospheric aerosol particles that caused particle growth while changing organic composition by 13 to 24% per day, an oxidation rate significantly slower than is currently used in atmospheric models. Since oxidation has a strong effect on particle lifetime in the atmosphere, these results will help climate scientists refine the computer models used to predict climate change.

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Responses measured in the exhaled breath of human volunteers acutely exposed to ozone and diesel exhaust  

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Exhaled breath collection is used to identify and monitor inflammatory or oxidative components in breath. Exhaled breath sample collection is noninvasive and would greatly benefit human pollutant exposure research. We demonstrate the efficacy of exhaled breath collection and analysis in two human exposure studies to ozone (O3) and diesel exhaust, respectively. O3 study: we collected exhaled breath (gas phase) from healthy human volunteers (age 18–35 years, 12 subjects) immediately before and after exposure to filtered air or 0.4 ppm O3 for 2 h with and without intermittent exercise. Six subjects received antioxidant supplementation for 2 weeks before their O3 exposure, while the remaining six subjects received placebo treatments. We demonstrate increased amounts of non-polar carbonyls exhaled immediately post O3 exposure. The O3-induced increase in exhaled carbonyl concentrations was attenuated in the group receiving antioxidants. Our data demonstrate that exhaled exposure biomarkers can be measured in the breath gas phase in humans exposed to O3. Diesel study: we collected exhaled breath condensate (EBC; liquid phase) from healthy human volunteers (age 18–40 years; 10 subjects) immediately before, immediately after and 20 h post filtered air or diesel exhaust (106 ± 9 µg m?3) exposure. Clean air and diesel exposures were separated by 3 weeks to 6 months. We obtained reproducible intra-subject EBC volumes and total protein concentrations across our six collection time points. Diesel exposure did not affect either EBC volume or total protein concentrations. Our data demonstrated EBC volume and total protein reproducibility over several months. Volume and total protein concentration may serve as normalizing factors for other EBC constituents.

K Sawyer; J M Samet; A J Ghio; J D Pleil; M C Madden

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On the relationship between visual magnitudes and gas and dust production rates in target comets to space missions  

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In this paper, we report the results of a cometary research, developed during the last 10 years by us, involving a criterious analysis of gas and dust production rates in comets directly associated to recent space missions. For the determination of the water release rates we use the framework of the semi-empirical model of observed visual magnitudes [Newburn Jr., R.L. A semi-empirical photometric theory of cometary gas and dust production. Application to P/Halley’s production rates, ESA–SP 174, 3, 1981; de Almeida, A.A., Singh, P.D., Huebner, W.F. Water release rates, active areas, and minimum nuclear radius derived from visual magnitudes of comets – an application to Comet 46P/Wirtanen, Planet. Space Sci. 45, 681–692, 1997; Sanzovo, G.C., de Almeida, A.A., Misra, A. et al. Mass-loss rates, dust particle sizes, nuclear active areas and minimum nuclear radii of target comets for missions STARDUST and CONTOUR, MNRAS 326, 852–868, 2001.], which once obtained, were directly converted into gas production rates. In turn, the dust release rates were obtained using the photometric model for dust particles [Newburn Jr., R.L., Spinrad, H. Spectrophotometry of seventeen comets. II – the continuum, AJ 90, 2591–2608, 1985; de Freitas Pacheco, J.A., Landaberry, S.J.C., Singh, P.D. Spectrophotometric observations of the Comet Halley during the 1985–86 apparition, MNRAS 235, 457–464, 1988; Sanzovo, G.C., Singh, P.D., Huebner, W.F. Dust colors, dust release rates, and dust-to-gas ratios in the comae of six comets, A&AS 120, 301–311, 1996.]. We applied these models to seven target comets, chosen for space missions of “fly-by”/impact and rendezvous/landing.

A.A. de Almeida; G.C. Sanzovo; P.D. Singh; A. Misra; R. Miguel Torres; D.C. Boice; W.F. Huebner

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charging of Dust Grains in a Plasma  

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Charging of micron-sized dust grains in a plasma has been investigated experimentally. Dust grains were dispersed into a fully ionized, steady-state, magnetized plasma column consisting of electrons and K+ ions, both at a temperature of ?0.2 eV. Langmuir probe measurements were used to determine how the negative charge in the plasma is divided between free electrons and dust grains. By varying the ratio d?D between the intergrain spacing and the plasma Debye length, the predicted reduction in the grain charge for the case of "closely packed" grains d?D<1 has been demonstrated experimentally.

A. Barkan; N. D'Angelo; R. L. Merlino

1994-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Morphological Investigations of Fibrogenic Action of Estonian Oil Shale Dust  

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dust produced in the mining and processing of Estonian oil shale is given. Histological examination of

V. A. Kung

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The gas temperature in circumstellar disks: effects of dust settling  

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The gas temperature in circumstellar disks: effects of dust settling F. Faas, G.J. van Zadelhoff, E distributions. The disk gas-temperature (T ¢¡¢£ ) is in general assumed to be equal to the dust-temperature (T¤¦¥ £ § ), due to collisions. Dust settling depends on both the gas and dust temperature. T

Zadelhoff, Gerd-Jan van

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Studies on hydrogen plasma and dust charging in low-pressure filament discharge  

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The effect of working gas pressure and dust charging on electron energy probability function has been studied for hydrogen plasma in a multi-dipole dusty plasma device. A cylindrical Langmuir probe is used to evaluate the plasma parameters and electron energy probability function (EEPF) for different working pressures. For lower energy range (below 10?eV), the EEPF follows a bi-Maxwellian shape at very low pressure (6 × 10{sup ?5}?mbar), while elevating the working pressure up to ?2 × 10{sup ?3} mbar, the shape of the EEPF transforms into a single Maxwellian. Some dip structures are observed at high energy range (??>?10?eV) in the EEPF of hydrogen plasma at all the working conditions. In presence of dust particles, it is observed that the shape of the EEPF changes due to the redistribution of the high and low-energy electron populations. Finally, the effect of working pressure on charge accumulation on dust particles is studied with the help of a Faraday cup and electrometer. From the observations, a strong influence of working pressure on plasma parameters, EEPF and dust charging is observed.

Kakati, B., E-mail: bharatkakati15@gmail.com; Kalita, D.; Kausik, S. S.; Saikia, B. K. [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur 782 402, Kamrup, Assam (India); Bandyopadhyay, M. [ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India)

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal Fly Ash as a Source of Iron in Atmospheric Dust  

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Anthropogenic coal fly ash aerosols may represent a significant source of bioavailable iron in the open ocean. Few measurements have been made to compare the solubility of atmospheric iron from anthropogenic aerosols and other sources. We report an investigation of the iron dissolution of three fly ash samples in acidic aqueous solutions and compare the solubilities with that of Arizona test dust, a reference material of mineral dust. The effects of pH, cloud processing, and solar irradiation on Fe solubility were explored. Similar to previously reported results on mineral dust, iron in aluminosilicate phases provide predominant dissolved iron compared with iron in oxides. Iron solubility of fly ash is higher than Arizona test dust, especially at the higher pH conditions investigated. Simulated atmospheric processing elevates iron solubility due to significant changes in the morphology aluminosilicate glass, a dominantly material in fly ash particle. Iron continuously releases into the aqueous solution as fly ash particles break up into smaller fragments. The assessment of dissolved atmospheric iron deposition fluxes, and their effect on the biogeochemistry at ocean surface should be constrained by taking into account the source, environment pH, Fe speciation, and solar radiation.

Chen, Haihan; Laskin, Alexander; Baltrusaitis, Jonas; Gorski, Christopher A.; Scherer, Michelle; Grassian, Vicki H.

2012-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface acoustic wave dust deposition monitor  

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A system is disclosed for using the attenuation of surface acoustic waves to monitor real time dust deposition rates on surfaces. The system includes a signal generator, a tone-burst generator/amplifier connected to a transmitting transducer for converting electrical signals into acoustic waves. These waves are transmitted through a path defining means adjacent to a layer of dust and then, in turn, transmitted to a receiving transducer for changing the attenuated acoustic wave to electrical signals. The signals representing the attenuated acoustic waves may be amplified and used in a means for analyzing the output signals to produce an output indicative of the dust deposition rates and/or values of dust in the layer. 8 figs.

Fasching, G.E.; Smith, N.S. Jr.

1988-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust Activity in Comet Hale-Bopp  

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Comet Hale-Bopp has shown an extremely elevated level ... large heliocentric distance and that the dust to gas ratio was particularly large. This final factor ... which must be addressed is how typical comet Hale

M. R. Kidger

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Global coherence of dust density waves  

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The coherence of self-excited three-dimensional dust density waves has been experimentally investigated by comparing global and local wave properties. For that purpose, three-dimensional dust clouds have been confined in a radio frequency plasma with thermophoretic levitation. Global wave properties have been measured from the line-of-sight integrated dust density obtained from homogenous light extinction measurements. Local wave properties have been obtained from thin, two-dimensional illuminated laser slices of the cloud. By correlating the simultaneous global and local wave properties, the spatial coherence of the waves has been determined. We find that linear waves with small amplitudes tend to be fragmented, featuring an incoherent wave field. Strongly non-linear waves with large amplitudes, however, feature a strong spatial coherence throughout the dust cloud, indicating a high level of synchronization.

Killer, Carsten; Melzer, André [Institut für Physik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, 17489 Greifswald (Germany)

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioactive contamination of atmospheric dust over southeastern New Mexico  

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Aerosol particle samples were collected at three sites located near the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a deep underground nuclear waste-storage facility, and they were analyzed to investigate the spatial and temporal variations in the concentrations of selected radionuclides and inorganic substances. The activities of 238Pu, 239,240Pu,241Pu and 241Am were determined by alpha spectrometry following a series of chemical separations, and the concentrations of Al, U and Th were determined in a separate set of samples by inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry. There was no evidence for impacts of the WIPP on radionuclide activity concentrations. Rather, the activities of both naturally-occurring (U and Th) and man-made (241Am and 239,240Pu) radionuclides in the aerosols peaked in spring and tracked the loadings of Al, an indicator of mineral dust. More than half of the variability in the 239,240Pu at the sampling site closest to the WIPP could be explained by the seasonal cycles of atmospheric dust. For U and Th, the predictive value of Al was even higher: 66% to over 90% of the variance in these nuclides could be explained by their relationship to dust. Extrapolation of the data to a global scale suggests that ?0.02% of the total 239,240Pu from nuclear weapons’ fallout currently recirculates between the earth and atmosphere each year. In terms of monitoring releases from nuclear facilities, the results presented here demonstrate that elemental data provide information directly relevant to understanding causes for variability in the activities of atmospheric radionuclides.

Richard Arimoto; Joel L. Webb; Marsha Conley

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Thermo-Oxidation of Tokamak Carbon Dust  

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The oxidation of dust and flakes collected from the DIII-D tokamak, and various commercial dust specimens, has been measured at 350 ºC and 2.0 kPa O2 pressure. Following an initial small mass loss, most of the commercial dust specimens showed very little effect due to O2 exposure. Similarly, dust collected from underneath DIII-D tiles, which is thought to comprise largely Grafoil™ particulates, also showed little susceptibility to oxidation at this temperature. However, oxidation of the dust collected from tile surfaces has led to ~ 18% mass loss after 8 hours; thereafter, little change in mass was observed. This suggests that the surface dust includes some components of different composition and/or structure – possibly fragments of codeposited layers. The oxidation of codeposit flakes scraped form DIII-D upper divertor tiles showed an initial 25% loss in mass due to heating in vacuum, and the gradual loss of 30-38% mass during the subsequent 24 hours exposure to O2. This behavior is significantly different from that observed for the oxidation of thinner DIII-D codeposit specimens which were still adhered to tile surfaces, and this is thought to be related to the low deuterium content (D/C ~ 0.03 – 0.04) of the flakes.

J.W. Davis; B.W.N. Fitzpatrick; J.P. Sharpe; A.A. Haasz

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano- and microscale particles and global electromagnetic resonances in the Earth-ionosphere cavity  

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The influence of nano-and microscale particles (dust grains) on the global electromagnetic (Schumann) cavity has been studied in the context of two possible mechanisms. First, the presence of charged microscale particles in the ionospheric plasma modifies the dispersion properties of the upper boundary of the Schumann cavity and, thus, affects its eigenfrequencies and quality factor. Second, there is a relation between the dust concentration in the atmosphere and lightning discharges, which excite Schumann resonances. Therefore, dust grains can enhance the energy pumping of the cavity, thereby increasing the amplitude of electromagnetic oscillations in it.

Besedina, Yu. N.; Popel, S. I. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geosphere Dynamics (Russian Federation)

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Systems are a Breath of Fresh Air for Illinois School District |  

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Geothermal Systems are a Breath of Fresh Air for Illinois School Geothermal Systems are a Breath of Fresh Air for Illinois School District Geothermal Systems are a Breath of Fresh Air for Illinois School District May 24, 2010 - 11:01am Addthis Each classroom has a geothermal unit installed. Although large, the units blend into surroundings and don’t produce excess noise. | Photo Courtesy of Sterling Public Schools Each classroom has a geothermal unit installed. Although large, the units blend into surroundings and don't produce excess noise. | Photo Courtesy of Sterling Public Schools Lindsay Gsell Superintendent Tad Everett had two priorities when deciding on a new system to replace the aging oil-based boiler heating and cooling systems for the seven schools in his district: improving learning environments and saving

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Geothermal Systems are a Breath of Fresh Air for Illinois School District |  

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Geothermal Systems are a Breath of Fresh Air for Illinois School Geothermal Systems are a Breath of Fresh Air for Illinois School District Geothermal Systems are a Breath of Fresh Air for Illinois School District May 24, 2010 - 11:01am Addthis Each classroom has a geothermal unit installed. Although large, the units blend into surroundings and don’t produce excess noise. | Photo Courtesy of Sterling Public Schools Each classroom has a geothermal unit installed. Although large, the units blend into surroundings and don't produce excess noise. | Photo Courtesy of Sterling Public Schools Lindsay Gsell Superintendent Tad Everett had two priorities when deciding on a new system to replace the aging oil-based boiler heating and cooling systems for the seven schools in his district: improving learning environments and saving

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Radioactive Dust from Nuclear Detonations  

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...than the dose received from natural radioactivity in a period of...radioactive particles. The natural radioactivity of the atmosphere...curies/liter. This radioactive gas is present in equilibrium with...With an approximation of the natural radiation dose to the lung as...

Merril Eisenbud; John H. Harley

1953-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Dustbuster: a compact impact-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer for in situ analysis of cosmic dust  

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a large target area with a reflectron, simultaneously optimizing mass resolution, particle detection. The resulting ions, with broad energy and angular distributions, are accelerated through a modified reflectron remote sensing, collection and analysis of dust grains that have survived impact on the Earth, capture

Stewart, Sarah T.

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Quenching dust mixtures: A new microgravity testing method using electric particulate suspensions  

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The electric particulate suspension (EPS) is a combustion ignition system under development at Iowa State University for the evaluation of quenching effects of powders in microgravity (quenching distance, ignition energy, and flammability limits). Both walls and (inert) particles can be tested as quenching media. The EPS method has potential as a benchmark design for quenching powder flames that would provide NASA and the scientific community with a new fire safety standard. Because of its simplicity and size, it is also suitable for tests on the International Space Station and the Mars Rover. The EPS method also supports combustion modeling by providing accurate measurement of flame-quenching distance as an important parameter in laminar flame theory because it is closely related to characteristic flame thickness and flame structure. In microgravity, the EPS method is expected to produce dust suspensions that are highly uniform (before ignition) compared to 1-g, where gravity can cause stratification of the suspension. Microgravity will also permit increased concentrations of particles to be tested (for a given electric field strength). Several EPS experiments are reviewed, including X-Y laser scans for cloud stratification, particle velocity distribution evaluation by the use of particle tracking velocimetry/particle image velocimetry and a leak hole sampling rig, and measurement of particle slip velocity by the use of laser Doppler anemometry. Sample quenching and ignition energy curves are presented for aluminum powder and coal dust. Only ground-based data at 1-g are reported.

Colver, G.M.; Greene, N.; Shoemaker, D.; Kim, S.W.; Yu, T.U. [Iowa State University, Ames, IA (US). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

186

Propagation of dust-acoustic waves in a bounded dusty plasma  

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The linear and nonlinear propagation of dust-acoustic waves in a dusty plasma bounded in finite geometry has been theoretically investigated. It is found that the finite geometry of the bounded plasma makes a significant contribution to the instability of the wave. Moreover, the pseudopotential has a positive and inverted profile that prevents the trapping of particles and does not favor solitary waves in bounded dusty plasma.

Kalyan Kr. Mondal; A. Roychowdhury; S. N. Paul

2001-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethanol Blends and Engine Operating Strategy Effects on Light-Duty Spark-Ignition Engine Particle Emissions  

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Spark ignition (SI) engines with direct injection (DI) fueling can improve fuel economy and vehicle power beyond that of port fuel injection (PFI). Despite this distinct advantage, DI fueling often increases particle emissions such that SI exhaust may be subject to future particle emissions regulations. Challenges in controlling particle emissions arise as engines encounter varied fuel composition such as intermediate ethanol blends. Furthermore, modern engines are operated using unconventional breathing strategies with advanced cam-based variable valve actuation systems. In this study, we investigate particle emissions from a multi-cylinder DI engine operated with three different breathing strategies, fueling strategies and fuels. The breathing strategies are conventional throttled operation, early intake valve closing (EIVC) and late intake valve closing (LIVC); the fueling strategies are single injection DI (sDI), multi-injection DI (mDI), and PFI; and the fuels are emissions certification gasoline, E20 and E85. The results indicate the dominant factor influencing particle number concentration emissions for the sDI and mDI strategies is the fuel injection timing. Overly advanced injection timing results in particle formation due to fuel spray impingement on the piston, and overly retarded injection timing results in particle formation due to poor fuel and air mixing. In addition, fuel type has a significant effect on particle emissions for the DI fueling strategies. Gasoline and E20 fuels generate comparable levels of particle emissions, but E85 produces dramatically lower particle number concentration. The particle emissions for E85 are near the detection limit for the FSN instrument, and particle number emissions are one to two orders of magnitude lower for E85 relative to gasoline and E20. We found PFI fueling produces very low levels of particle emissions under all conditions and is much less sensitive to engine breathing strategy and fuel type than the DI fueling strategies. The particle number-size distributions for PFI fueling are of the same order for all of the breathing strategies and fuel types and are one to two orders lower than for the sDI fuel injection strategy with gasoline and E20. Remarkably, the particle emissions for E85 under the sDI fueling strategy are similar to particle emissions with a PFI fueling strategy. Thus by using E85, the efficiency and power advantages of DI fueling can be gained without generating high particle emissions.

Szybist, James P [ORNL; Youngquist, Adam D [ORNL; Barone, Teresa L [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL; Moore, Wayne [Delphi; Foster, Matthew [Delphi; Confer, Keith [Delphi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Radial breathing mode of single-walled carbon nanotubes: Optical transition energies and chiral-index assignment  

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Radial breathing mode of single-walled carbon nanotubes: Optical transition energies and chiral of carbon nanotubes in aqueous suspen- sions by resonant Raman scattering of the radial breathing mode. We determine the energies of the first optical transition in metallic tubes and of the second optical

Nabben, Reinhard

189

Examination of Some Performance Characteristics of Breath Alcohol Measurements Obtained with the Intoxilyzer® 8000C Following Social Drinking Conditions  

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......commenced within 5 min of the end of drinking (EOD). For 14 blood-breath pairs, measured...of samples drawn at least 30 min after EOD and within 5 min of the corresponding breath...measurements (MID5) over 20-30 min after EOD with the precision of replicate BrAC values......

James H. Watterson; Kayla N. Ellefsen

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric dust dispersion Sample Search...  

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residence time of the dust in the atmosphere... - tribution of dust transport and resuspension to particulate matter levels in the Mediterranean atmosphere... ), Saharan dust in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age-dependent dust heating Sample Search...  

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12;Dust-induced increase... of dust-induced heating was balanced by surface turbulent heat loss, vertical mixing, horizontal transport... model, the dust-induced increase in...

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A comparative analysis of 3D conformal deep inspiratory–breath hold and free-breathing intensity-modulated radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer  

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Patients undergoing radiation for left-sided breast cancer have increased rates of coronary artery disease. Free-breathing intensity-modulated radiation therapy (FB-IMRT) and 3-dimensional conformal deep inspiratory–breath hold (3D-DIBH) reduce cardiac irradiation. The purpose of this study is to compare the dose to organs at risk in FB-IMRT vs 3D-DIBH for patients with left-sided breast cancer. Ten patients with left-sided breast cancer had 2 computed tomography scans: free breathing and voluntary DIBH. Optimization of the IMRT plan was performed on the free-breathing scan using 6 noncoplanar tangential beams. The 3D-DIBH plan was optimized on the DIBH scan and used standard tangents. Mean volumes of the heart, the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), the total lung, and the right breast receiving 5% to 95% (5% increments) of the prescription dose were calculated. Mean volumes of the heart and the LAD were lower (p<0.05) in 3D-DIBH for volumes receiving 5% to 80% of the prescription dose for the heart and 5% for the LAD. Mean dose to the LAD and heart were lower in 3D-DIBH (p?0.01). Mean volumes of the total lung were lower in FB-IMRT for dose levels 20% to 75% (p<0.05), but mean dose was not different. Mean volumes of the right breast were not different for any dose; however, mean dose was lower for 3D-DIBH (p = 0.04). 3D-DIBH is an alternative approach to FB-IMRT that provides a clinically equivalent treatment for patients with left-sided breast cancer while sparing organs at risk with increased ease of implementation.

Reardon, Kelli A.; Read, Paul W.; Morris, Monica M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Reardon, Michael A. [Department of Radiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Geesey, Constance [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Wijesooriya, Krishni, E-mail: kw5wx@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modification of pH of Normal and Malignant Mouse Tissue by Hydralazine and Glucose, with and without Breathing of 5% CO2 and 95% Air  

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...Glucose, with and without Breathing of 5% CO2 and 95% Air 1 1 This work supported by...breathing either air or a mixture of 5% CO2 and 95% air. Our goal was to investigate...glucose, with and without breathing of 5% CO2 and 95% air. | We investigated the effects...

Chitose Tobari; Ine Van Kersen; George M. Hahn

1988-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A new ensemble-based algorithm for identifying breath gas marker candidates in liver disease using ion molecule reaction mass spectrometry  

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......subset of five breath gas compounds, achieving...exceeding SFR, but at the cost of significantly prolonged...preprocessing, breath gas marker search and...extensive computational costs, in this setting...potentially novel breath gas marker candidates...up-regulating collagen production (Greenwel, 1999......

M. Netzer; G. Millonig; M. Osl; B. Pfeifer; S. Praun; J. Villinger; W. Vogel; C. Baumgartner

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational mapping reveals dramatic effect of Hoogsteen breathing on duplex DNA reactivity  

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Computational mapping reveals dramatic effect of Hoogsteen breathing on duplex DNA reactivity Formaldehyde has long been recognized as a haz- ardous environmental agent highly reactive with DNA. Recently-ray and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques for observing weakly specific interactions of small organic

Vajda, Sandor

196

"Study political science in a city that lives and breathes politics." carleton.ca/polisci  

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"Study political science in a city that lives and breathes politics." carleton.ca/polisci GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN SHAPE YOUR FUTURE BASED ON YOUR RESEARCH INTERESTS Where better to study political science than and PhD program in political science, as well as a collaborative specializa- tion in African Studies and

Dawson, Jeff W.

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Portable power source based on air-hydrogen fuel cells with free-breathing cathodes  

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Portable power source based on air-hydrogen fuel cells (FCs) operating in a free-breathing cathode regime has been developed. At a volume of 100 cm3, the source has a power capacity of 8.5 W h and generates a pow...

S. A. Gurevich; E. I. Terukov; O. I. Kon’kov; A. A. Tomasov…

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Isoscalar Breathing Mode State in Zr-90 and Sn-116  

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to the yield of alpha particles scattered from the solid-angle defining slits. A careful calibration of the effec- tive solid angle at 0' was then required and is described later. Three different Faraday cups were necessary in different angle ranges... for current integration. For measurements at 0', a thick Ta plate with i'ts edge milled at 45 to the focal plane (parallel to the central rays crossing the focal plane) was placed immediately in front of the focal plane detector and served as a Faraday...

Rozsa, C. M.; Youngblood, David H.; Bronson, J. D.; Lui, YW; Garg, U.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Lifetimes  

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Reviewing Particle Lifetimes Reviewing Particle Lifetimes The lifetimes of elementary particles are statistical in nature. In a given sample, one particle might decay immediately, another in 1 nanosecond, yet another after 10 milliseconds, and still another in 50 years. What we call the lifetime is the time it takes for a sample to decay so 1/e (~30%) of the sample is left; after 2 lifetimes, 1/e2 of the sample is left, and so on. Take, for example, a sample of cosmic ray muons produced in the upper atmosphere. These muons, when observed at (relative) rest in the laboratory, have a mean lifetime T. Now, since particle decay is statistical in nature, the number of undecayed particles after a given time is a negative exponential function: N(t) = No e-t/T where N(t) is the number of muons at time t, No is the initial number of

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Cold condensation of dust in the ISM  

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The condensation of complex silicates with pyroxene and olivine composition at conditions prevailing in molecular clouds has been experimentally studied. For this purpose, molecular species comprising refractory elements were forced to accrete on cold substrates representing the cold surfaces of surviving dust grains in the interstellar medium. The efficient formation of amorphous and homogeneous magnesium iron silicates at temperatures of about 12 K has been monitored by IR spectroscopy. The gaseous precursors of such condensation processes in the interstellar medium are formed by erosion of dust grains in supernova shock waves. In the laboratory, we have evaporated glassy silicate dust analogs and embedded the released species in neon ice matrices that have been studied spectroscopically to identify the molecular precursors of the condensing solid silicates. A sound coincidence between the 10 micron band of the interstellar silicates and the 10 micron band of the low-temperature siliceous condensates can be...

Rouillé, Gaël; Krasnokutski, Serge A; Krebsz, Melinda; Henning, Thomas

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Solar Dust Ring Observation At The Total Solar Eclipse In Mexico  

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There are dust grains in interplanetary space. Zodiacal light observations show a distribution of dust grains in the ecliptic plane, but cannot show how close to the Sun dust grains survive. Dust grains close ...

Syuzo Isobe; Toshihiko Tanabe…

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Dust-Gas Interrelations In Comets: Observations And Theory  

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Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) was discovered ... comet, in the sense of release of gas and dust in modern times. This has ... of important issues regarding interrelations between dust and gas in comets, a descripti...

Michael R. Combi; KONSTANTIN KABIN; Darren L. DeZEEUW…

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airborne respirable dust: Topics by E-print Network  

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Distributed Sensor Networks and Ad-hoc Networking 4 1.2.2 High Level Interpretation of Spatial Sensor Data 4 1.2.3 Distributed Processing 5 1.2.4 COTS Dust 6 2.0 COTS Dust...

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Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer Frequently Asked Questions  

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LADEE Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer Frequently Asked Questions What mystery: was lunar dust, electrically charged by solar ultraviolet light, responsible for the presunrise of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and data management

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

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The Dust Explosion Characteristics of Coal Dust in an Oxygen Enriched Atmosphere  

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The ability to mix pulverised coal with oxygen at concentrations greater than the currently applied 21% may well provide advantages for burner design in oxy/coal fired systems. However the risk of dust explosions increases significantly with increasing oxygen concentration and temperature. In this study the influence of enriched oxygen concentrations is researched on the dust explosion characteristics of Indonesian (Sebuku) high volatile bituminous coal dust and on Pittsburgh Coal n¡8. Both ignition sensitivity characteristics (minimum ignition energy and minimum ignition temperatures) and explosion severity characteristics (maximum explosion pressure, Pmax, and maximum rate of pressure rise, Kst) are investigated.

Frederik Norman; Jan Berghmans; Filip Verplaetsen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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80From Dust Grains to Dust Balls A cosmic dust grain about 0.1mm across captured by a  

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-altitude aircraft. Probably debris from a passing comet Planets are built in several stages. The first Problem 2 ­Answer: The change in the mass, dM, occurs as a quantity of dust grains land on the surface in the interstellar gas, times the speed of the grains landing on the surface. This leads to m x N x V where m

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484 2009 ASHRAE Recently, the interaction between particles retained on  

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484 ©2009 ASHRAE ABSTRACT Recently, the interaction between particles retained on HVAC filters outcomes,and odors.Thispaperfocusesonmicrobialcontam- inants and metals captured on HVAC filters in nine at the time of sampling. HVAC filter dust is a potential resource that has received less attention and may

Siegel, Jeffrey

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An Alternate Approach to Determine the Explosibility of Dusts  

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dust cloud; a 10,000 Joule (10 kJ) flame is subsequently forced through the dust cloud and the resulting pressure rise is measured. If the pressure rise exceeds one bar (14.5 psig), it is assumed that a deflagration occurred, and the dust is classified...

Ganesan, Balaji

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

209

"Separations: Dust to Dust" or " You Can't Escape Em"  

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"SEPARATIONS: DUST TO DUST" OR "YOU CAN'T ESCAPE EM" Robert G. Massey Office of Industrial Programs U.S. Dept. of Energy ABSTRACT Separations are recognized by industry as one of the larger, if not the largest, energy using processes... are used to separate mixtures into their components. Three projects of the Office of Industrial Programs, Department of Energy illustrate these categories. Moltox is an air separation process based on the oxidation/reduction equilibrium of molten alkali...

Massey, R. G.

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Coagulation, fragmentation and radial motion of solid particles in protoplanetary disks  

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The growth of solid particles towards meter sizes in protoplanetary disks has to circumvent at least two hurdles, namely the rapid loss of material due to radial drift and particle fragmentation due to destructive collisions. In this paper, we present the results of numerical simulations with more and more realistic physics involved. Step by step, we include various effects, such as particle growth, radial/vertical particle motion and dust particle fragmentation in our simulations. We demonstrate that the initial dust-to-gas ratio is essential for the particles to overcome the radial drift barrier. If this value is increased by a factor of 2 compared with the canonical value for the interstellar medium, km-sized bodies can form in the inner disk 30 m/s), particles are able to grow to larger sizes in low turbulent disks. We also find that less than 5% of the small dust grains remain in the disk after 1 Myrs due to radial drift, no matter whether fragmentation is included in the simulations or not. In this paper, we also present considerable improvements to existing algorithms for dust-particle coagulation, which speed up the coagulation scheme by a factor of 10 thousand.

F. Brauer; C. P. Dullemond; Th. Henning

2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 16±2 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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Arbitrary amplitude dust ion acoustic solitary waves in a magnetized suprathermal dusty plasma  

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The linear and nonlinear dust-ion-acoustic (DIA) wave propagating obliquely with respect to an external magnetic field is studied in a magnetized complex plasma which consists of a cold ion fluid, superthermal electrons, and static dust particles. The propagation properties of two possible modes (in the linear regime) are investigated. It is found that the electron suprathermality and the electron population decrease the phase velocities of both modes, while obliqueness leads to increase of separation between two modes. An energy-like equation derived to describe the nonlinear evolution of DIA solitary waves. The influences of electron suprathermality, obliqueness, and electron population on the existence domain of solitary waves and the soliton characteristics are examined. It is shown that the existence domain of the DIA soliton and its profile are significantly depending on the deviation of electrons from thermodynamic equilibrium, electrons population, and obliqueness. It is also found that the suprathermal plasma supports the DIA solitons with larger amplitude.

Shahmansouri, M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Arak University, Arak 38156-8-8349 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Alinejad, H. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Basic Science, Babol University of Technology, Babol 47148-71167, Iran and Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM), P.O. Box 55134-441, Maragha (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of layer breathing mode vibrations in few-layer graphene  

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Layer-layer coupling plays a critical role in defining the physical properties of few-layer graphene. With respect to vibrations, for each layer thickness N, interlayer coupling creates a set of N?1 out-of-plane layer breathing modes (ZO?) with finite frequencies at the zone center. Unlike the widely studied intralayer vibrations, the properties of these layer breathing modes (LBMs) are defined by the layer-layer interactions. Here we report the observation of distinct LBMs for Bernal stacked graphene of layer thicknesses N = 2–20 through measurement of electronically resonant overtone Raman bands. The Raman bands exhibit multipeak features that are unique for graphene samples of each layer thickness. The frequencies can be described well using a simple linear-chain model based on nearest-neighbor couplings between the layers.

Chun Hung Lui and Tony F. Heinz

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of pocket-model, numerical readout breath alcohol testing instruments  

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, Beth Tessandori and Dr. Jerry Elledge. My appreciation is also extended to those who helped me corral and monitor the participants, including Donna Adler, Romona Clark, Jodi Luecke and Christie Dickson. Most of all, I thank the good Lord, who... also provide a digital readout of BrAC, either two or three digits to the right of the decimal. Passive alcohol sensors (PASs) surreptitiously collect normally exhaled breath from drivers during an interaction with law enforcement personnel...

Van Tassel, William Edward

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical models analysis of energy conversion process in air-breathing laser propulsion  

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Energy source was considered as a key essential in this paper to describe energy conversion process in air-breathing laser propulsion. Some secondary factors were ignored when three independent modules, ray transmission module, energy source term module and fluid dynamic module, were established by simultaneous laser radiation transportation equation and fluid mechanics equation. The incidence laser beam was simulated based on ray tracing method. The calculated results were in good agreement with those of theoretical analysis and experiments.

Hong Yanji; Song Junling; Cui Cunyan; Li Qian [Academy of Equipment Command and Technology, 101416 Beijing (China)

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Breathing dynamics based parameter sensitivity analysis of hetero-polymeric DNA  

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We study the parameter sensitivity of hetero-polymeric DNA within the purview of DNA breathing dynamics. The degree of correlation between the mean bubble size and the model parameters are estimated for this purpose for three different DNA sequences. The analysis leads us to a better understanding of the sequence dependent nature of the breathing dynamics of hetero-polymeric DNA. Out of the fourteen model parameters for DNA stability in the statistical Poland-Scheraga approach, the hydrogen bond interaction $\\epsilon_{hb}(\\mathtt{AT})$ for an $\\mathtt{AT}$ base pair and the ring factor $\\xi$ turn out to be the most sensitive parameters. In addition, the stacking interaction $\\epsilon_{st}(\\mathtt{TA}-\\mathtt{TA})$ for an $\\mathtt{TA}-\\mathtt{TA}$ nearest neighbor pair of base-pairs is found to be the most sensitive one among all stacking interactions. Moreover, we also establish that the nature of stacking interaction has a deciding effect on the DNA breathing dynamics, not the number of times a particular st...

Talukder, Srijeeta; Chakraborti, Prantik; Metzler, Ralf; Banik, Suman K; Chaudhury, Pinaki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

REVIEW OF PARTICLE PHYSICS  

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ONLINE PARTICLE PHYSICS INFORMATION 1.3. Particle Physics Information Platforms . . . . . . . . .14. Particle Physics Education and Outreach

Beringer, Juerg

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Particle Physics  

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11. Particle Physics Education Sites . . . . . . . . .ONLINE PARTICLE PHYSICS INFORMATION 1.11. Particle Physics Education Sites . . . . . . . . . . 12.

Nakamura, Kenzo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Trillion Particles,  

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Trillion Trillion Particles, 120,000 cores, and 350 TBs: Lessons Learned from a Hero I/O Run on Hopper Surendra Byna ∗ , Andrew Uselton ∗ , Prabhat ∗ , David Knaak † , and Yun (Helen) He ∗ ∗ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. Email: {sbyna, acuselton, prabhat, yhe}@lbl.gov † Cray Inc., USA. Email: knaak@cray.com Abstract-Modern petascale applications can present a variety of configuration, runtime, and data management challenges when run at scale. In this paper, we describe our experiences in running VPIC, a large-scale plasma physics simulation, on the NERSC production Cray XE6 system Hopper. The simulation ran on 120,000 cores using ∼80% of computing resources, 90% of the available memory on each node and 50% of the Lustre scratch file system. Over two trillion particles were simulated for 23,000 timesteps, and 10 one-trillion particle dumps, each ranging between

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Elementary Particles  

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Elementary Particles Elementary Particles Elementary Particles Detectors Accelerators Visit World Labs For Children - for younger people Electric Forces & Fields For Children The Electric Force For Children Electric Force Fields For Children Charges and Fields For Children Vibrating Charges and Electromagnetic Waves Electrons For Older People The Discovery of the Electron Traveling Waves For Older People Waves and Wave-Like Motion For Children Catch the Wave For Children Vibrating Charges and Electromagnetic Waves For Children Electromagnetic Waves Standing Waves For Older People Physics 128 Lecture Standing Waves For Older People Resonance in Strings and Springs For Older People Standing Wave - 1st Harmonic For Older People Standing Wave - 2nd Harmonic Atom For Older People Bohr Atom

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Differences in pulmonary responses of rats, other animals, and humans to chronic inhalation of silica and other particles  

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The pulmonary carcinogenicity of quartz in rats supports the plausibility of silica-induced lung cancer in humans. However, pulmonary responses of rats to dusts differ from those of other rodents, and may differ from those of humans. Dust-exposed rats have a greater propensity than mice or hamsters for epithelial hyperplasia, metaplasia, and fibrosis. Lung tumors occur in rats, but not mice or hamsters, treated with quartz, or exposed chronically to several other dusts. There are few opportunities for directly comparing the susceptibilities of rats and humans to dust-induced lung tumors. Because of the uncertain human responses to silica and many other particles, the negative human lung cancer response to coal dust may provide the best opportunity to calibrate responses of rats against those of humans. Historical dust lung burdens in coal miners were in the range of those associated with carcinogenicity in rats exposed to several dusts, but the carcinogenicity of coal dust in rats is unknown. The usefulness of tumor data from rats for predicting human lung cancer risk from inhaled silica and other dusts remains uncertain.

Mauderly, J.L.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Assessment of Dust Suppression Techniques Applied During Structural Demolition  

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Hanford, Fernald, Savannah River, and other sites are currently reviewing technologies that can be implemented to demolish buildings in a cost-effective manner. In order to demolish a structure properly and, at the same time, minimize the amount of dust generated from a given technology, an evaluation must be conducted to choose the most appropriate dust suppression technology given site-specific conditions. Thus, the purpose of this research, which was carried out at the Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET) at Florida International University, was to conduct an experimental study of dust aerosol abatement (dust suppression) methods as applied to nuclear D and D. This experimental study targeted the problem of dust suppression during the demolition of nuclear facilities. The resulting data were employed to assist in the development of mathematical correlations that can be applied to predict dust generation during structural demolition.

Boudreaux, J.F.; Ebadian, M.A.; Williams, P.T.; Dua, S.K.

1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust accelerators and their applications in high-temperature plasmas  

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The perennial presence of dust in high-temperature plasma and fusion devices has been firmly established. Dust inventory must be controlled, in particular in the next-generation steady-state fusion machines like ITER, as it can pose significant safety hazards and potentially interfere with fusion energy production. Much effort has been devoted to gening rid of the dust nuisance. We have recognized a number of dust-accelerators applications in magnetic fusion, including in plasma diagnostics, in studying dust-plasma interactions, and more recently in edge localized mode (ELM)'s pacing. With the applications in mind, we will compare various acceleration methods, including electrostatic, gas-drag, and plasma-drag acceleration. We will also describe laboratory experiments and results on dust acceleration.

Wang, Zhehui [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ticos, Catakin M [NILPRP, ROMANIA

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

KINETIC CONDENSATION AND EVAPORATION OF METALLIC IRON AND IMPLICATIONS FOR METALLIC IRON DUST FORMATION  

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Metallic iron is one of the most abundant condensing materials in systems of solar abundance. Because metallic iron is responsible for the continuum opacity of dust particles, it has a large contribution to the thermal structure of circumstellar environments and hence to dust evolution itself. In order to understand the formation processes of metallic iron in circumstellar environments, condensation and evaporation kinetics of metallic iron were studied experimentally. Metallic iron condenses at the maximum rate with the condensation coefficient (a parameter ranging from 0 to 1 to represent kinetic hindrance for surface reaction) of unity under high supersaturation conditions, and evaporates nearly ideally (evaporation coefficient of unity) in vacuum. On the other hand, evaporation of metallic iron takes place with more kinetic hindrance in the presence of metallic iron vapor. It is also found that metallic iron atoms nucleate heterogeneously on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Metallic iron does not necessarily condense homogeneously in circumstellar environments, but might condense through heterogeneous nucleation on pre-existing dust. Metallic iron formation proceeds with little kinetic hindrance for highly unequilibrated conditions, but the effects of kinetic hindrance may appear for evaporation and condensation occurring near equilibrium with a timescale of months to years in protoplanetary disks.

Tachibana, Shogo; Nagahara, Hiroko; Ozawa, Kazuhito; Ikeda, Youhei; Nomura, Ryuichi; Tatsumi, Keisuke; Joh, Yui, E-mail: tachi@eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Upper limit on the gas density in the Beta-Pictoris system: On the effect of gas drag on the dust dynamics  

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We investigate in this paper the effect of gas drag on the dynamics of the dust particles in the edge-on Beta-Pictoris disc in order to derive an upper limit on the mass of gas in this system. Our study is motivated by the large uncertainties on the amount of gas in the Beta-Pictoris disc currently found in the literature. The dust particles are assumed to originate from a colliding annulus of planetesimals peaked around 100AU from the central star as proposed by Augereau et al.(2001). We consider the various gas densities that have been inferred from independent observing techniques and we discuss their impact on the dust dynamics and on the disc profile in scattered light along the midplane. We show that the observed scattered light profile of the disc cannot be properly reproduced if hydrogen gas number density at 117AU exceeds 10**4 cm**-3. This corresponds to an upper limit on the total gas mass of about 0.4 Mearth assuming the gas density profile inferred by Brandeker et al.(2004) and thus to a gas to dust mass ratio smaller than 1. Our approach therefore provides an independent diagnostic for a gas depletion in the Beta-Pictoris system relative to the dust disc. Such an approach could also be used to constrain the gas content of recently identified systems like the edge-on disc around AUmic.

P. Thebault; J. -C Augereau

2005-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Baby’s Breath removal monitoring project Sarah Emery (Rice University/University of Louisville) In collaboration with TNC-MI and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore  

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Title: Does removal of Gypsophila paniculata (baby’s breath) from Lake Michigan sand dunes restore native community structure and ecosystem function?

Tnc Contacts John Legge; Patrick Doran

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Aerosol Impacts on California Winter Clouds and Precipitation during CalWater 2011: Local Pollution versus Long-Range Transported Dust  

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Mineral dust aerosols often observed over California in winter and spring, associated with long-range transport from Asia and Sahara, have been linked to enhanced precipitation based on observations. Local anthropogenic pollution, on the other hand, was shown in previous observational and modeling studies to reduce precipitation. Here we incorporate recent developments in ice nucleation parameterizations to link aerosols with ice crystal formation in a spectral-bin cloud microphysical model coupled with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, to examine the relative and combined impacts of dust and local pollution particles on cloud properties and precipitation type and intensity. Simulations are carried out for two cloud cases with contrasting meteorology and cloud dynamics that occurred on February 16 (FEB16) and March 02 (MAR02) from the CalWater 2011 field campaign. In both cases, observations show the presence of dust and biological particles in a relative pristine environment. The simulated cloud microphysical properties and precipitation show reasonable agreement with aircraft and surface measurements. Model sensitivity experiments indicate that in the pristine environment, the dust and biological aerosol layers increase the accumulated precipitation by 10-20% from the Central Valley to the Sierra Nevada Mountains for both FEB16 and MAR02 due to a ~40% increase in snow formation, validating the observational hypothesis. Model results show that local pollution increases precipitation over the windward slope of the mountains by few percent due to increased snow formation when dust is present but reduces precipitation by 5-8% if dust is removed on FEB16. The effects of local pollution on cloud microphysics and precipitation strongly depend on meteorology including the strength of the Sierra Barrier Jet, and cloud dynamics. This study further underscores the importance of the interactions between local pollution, dust, and environmental conditions for assessing aerosol effects on cold season precipitation in California.

Fan, Jiwen; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; DeMott, Paul J.; Comstock, Jennifer M.; Singh, Balwinder; Rosenfeld, Daniel; Tomlinson, Jason M.; White, Allen B.; Prather, Kimberly; Minnis, Patrick; Ayers, J. K.; Min, Qilong

2014-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust-induced instability in a rotating plasma  

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The effect of immobile dust on stability of a magnetized rotating plasma is analyzed. In the presence of dust, a term containing an electric field appears in the one-fluid equation of plasma motion. This electric field leads to an instability of the magnetized rotating plasma called the dust-induced rotational instability (DRI). The DRI is related to the charge imbalance between plasma ions and electrons introduced by the presence of charged dust. In contrast to the well-known magnetorotational instability requiring the decreasing radial profile of the plasma rotation frequency, the DRI can appear for an increasing rotation frequency profile.

Mikhailovskii, A. B.; Vladimirov, S. V.; Lominadze, J. G.; Tsypin, V. S.; Churikov, A. P.; Erokhin, N. N.; Galvao, R. M. O. [Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, 1, Kurchatov Sq., Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W. 2006 (Australia); Kharadze Abastumani National Astrophysical Observatory, 2a, Kazbegi Ave., Tbilisi 0160 (Georgia); Brazilian Center for Physics Research, Rua Xavier Sigaud, 150, 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Syzran Branch of Samara Technical University, 45, Sovetskaya Str., Syzran, Samara Region 446001 (Russian Federation); Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, 1, Kurchatov Sq., Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); Physics Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Cidade Universitaria, 05508-900, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Brazilian Center for Physics Research, Rua Xavier Sigaud, 150, 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Space Dust Analysis Could Provide Clues to Solar System Origins  

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of oxygen. Isotope analysis could help confirm that the dust originated outside the solar system, but it's a process that would destroy the precious samples. For now,...

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PROBING INTERSTELLAR DUST WITH INFRARED ECHOES FROM THE Cas A SUPERNOVA  

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We present the analysis of an Infrared Spectrograph 5-38 {mu}m spectrum and Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer photometric measurements of an infrared echo near the Cassiopeia A (Cas A) supernova (SN) remnant observed with the Spitzer Space Telescope. We have modeled the recorded echo accounting for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), quantum-heated carbon and silicate grains, as well as thermal carbon and silicate particles. Using the fact that optical light-echo spectroscopy has established that Cas A originated from a Type IIb SN explosion showing an optical spectrum remarkably similar to the prototypical Type IIb SN 1993J, we use the latter to construct template data input for our simulations. We are then able to reproduce the recorded infrared echo spectrum by combining the emission of dust heated by the UV burst produced at the shock breakout after the core-collapse and dust heated by optical light emitted near the visual maximum of the SN light curve, where the UV burst and optical light curve characteristics are based on SN 1993J. We find a mean density of {approx}680 H cm{sup -3} for the echo region, with a size of a few light years across. We also find evidence of dust processing in the form of a lack of small PAHs with less than {approx}300 carbon atoms, consistent with a scenario of PAHs destruction by the UV burst via photodissociation at the estimated distance of the echo region from Cas A. Furthermore, our simulations suggest that the weak 11 {mu}m features of our recorded infrared echo spectrum are consistent with a strong dehydrogenated state of the PAHs. This exploratory study highlights the potential of investigating dust processing in the interstellar medium through infrared echoes.

Vogt, Frederic P. A. [Mount Stromlo Observatory, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, Cotter Road, Weston Creek, ACT 2611 (Australia); Besel, Marc-Andre; Krause, Oliver; Dullemond, Cornelis P., E-mail: fvogt@mso.anu.edu.au [Max-Planck Institut fuer Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany)

2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Fine Structure of the Radial Breathing Mode in Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes  

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The analysis of the Raman scattering cross section of the radial breathing modes of double-wall carbon nanotubes allowed to determine the optical transitions of the inner tubes. The Raman lines are found to cluster into species with similar resonance behavior. The lowest components of the clusters correspond well to SDS wrapped HiPco tubes. Each cluster represents one particular inner tube inside different outer tubes and each member of the clusters represents one well defined pair of inner and outer tubes. The number of components in one cluster increases with decreasing of the inner tube diameter and can be as high as 14.

R. Pfeiffer; F. Simon; H. Kuzmany; V. N. Popov

2005-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Differentiation between smokers and non-smokers by breath sound analysis  

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data 16 29 30 34 35 36 37 12 Summary of STEPDISC program for the means of expiration data 38 13 Summary of STEPDISC program for the means of inspiration data 39 14 DISC classification results for 4 variables using the forward expiration... are generated in the larynx and inspiratory sounds are generated partly in the larynx and partly in the alveoli. Martini and Muller [14], on the other hand, believe that the bronchial network of the lungs is responsible for breath sound generation...

Mesibov, Steven

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Latitude Dust Over the North Atlantic: Inputs from Icelandic Proglacial Dust Storms  

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...agustsson H. Olafsson H. , Forecasting wind gusts in complex terrain . Meteorol. Atmos...composition of African dust measured in trade wind aerosols at Barbados and Miami...version of this article illus. incl. sketch maps United States 201225 10.1126/science...

Joseph M. Prospero; Joanna E. Bullard; Richard Hodgkins

2012-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the modified Anderson sampler for determining particle size distributions and respirable concentrations of particulate matter present in the working environment of cottonseed oil mills  

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to fluctuate during the day within the same work areas. From the particle size data, it was evident that, to fully characterize the dust collected, addi- tional stages were required. At least two additional stages, one with a 40 um effective cutoff diameter..., would have provided a more complete dust characterization. Also, it was evident that a high percentage of the particulate matter was in the 7 to 100 um in diameter particle size range. Unusually high concentrations of dust in this range were found...

Matlock, Stanley Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of dust size distribution on dust negative ion acoustic solitary waves in a magnetized dusty plasma  

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Dust negative ion acoustic solitary waves in a magnetized multi-ion dusty plasma containing hot isothermal electron, ions (light positive ions and heavy negative ions) and extremely massive charge fluctuating dust grains are investigated by employing the reductive perturbation method. How the dust size distribution affect the height and the thickness of the nonlinear solitary wave are given. It is noted that the characteristic of the solitary waves are different with the different dust size distribution. The magnitude of the external magnetic field also affects the solitary wave form.

Ma, Yi-Rong; Qi, Xin; Sun, Jian-An; Duan, Wen-Shan [Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China)] [Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China); Yang, Lei [Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China) [Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China); Department of Physics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - african mineral dust Sample Search Results  

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mineral dust Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Sensitivity of regional dust modelling to the wind speed and the emissions schemes: Impact on the hourly dust previsibility Summary:...

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The application scope of the reductive perturbation method and the upper limit of the dust acoustic solitary waves in a dusty plasma  

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The dust acoustic solitary waves have been numerically investigated by using one dimensional electrostatic particle-in-cell method. By comparing the numerical results with those obtained from the traditional reductive perturbation method, it is found that there exist the maximum dimensionless amplitude and propagation speed of the dust acoustic solitary wave. And these limitations of the solitary wave are explained by using the Sagdeev potential technique. Furthermore, it is noticed that although ? ? 1 is required in the reductive perturbation method generally, the reductive perturbation method is also valid for ??

Qi, Xin; Xu, Yan-xia; Duan, Wen-shan, E-mail: duanws@nwnu.edu.cn [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 Gansu (China)] [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 Gansu (China); Yang, Lei, E-mail: lyang@impcas.ac.cn [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 Gansu (China) [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 Gansu (China); Department of Physics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of metal dusting mechanism in Fe-base alloys using Raman spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, and electron microscopy.  

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The metal-dusting phenomenon, which is a metal loss process that occurs in hot reactive gases, was investigated in iron and certain iron-base alloys by Raman scattering, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning-electron microscopy (SEM). Coke from metal dusting exhibits six Raman bands at 1330(D band), 1580(G band), 1617, 2685, 3920, and 3235 cm-1. The bandwidths and the relative intensities of the 1330 and 1580 cm-1 bands are related to the crystallinity and defect structure of the coke. Both Raman and XRD analyses suggest that the metal-dusting process influences the catalytic crystallization of carbon. A new mechanism of metal dusting is, therefore, proposed, based on the premise that coke cannot crystallize well by deposition from carburizing gases at low temperature without catalytic activation because of its strong C-C bonds and high melting temperature. Cementite or iron participates in the coke-crystallizing process in a manner that tends to improve the crystallinity of the coke. At the same time, fine iron or cementite particles are liberated from the pure metal or alloys.

Zeng, Z.; Natesan, K.; Maroni, V. A.

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

DUST-DRIVEN WIND FROM DISK GALAXIES  

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We study gaseous outflows from disk galaxies driven by radiation pressure on dust grains. We include the effect of bulge and dark matter halo and show that the existence of such an outflow implies a maximum value of disk mass-to-light ratio. We show that the terminal wind speed is proportional to the disk rotation speed in the limit of a cold gaseous outflow, and that in general there is a contribution from the gas sound speed. Using the mean opacity of dust grains and the evolution of the luminosity of a simple stellar population, we then show that the ratio of the wind terminal speed (v{sub {infinity}}) to the galaxy rotation speed (v{sub c}) ranges between 2 and 3 for a period of {approx}10 Myr after a burst of star formation, after which it rapidly decays. This result is independent of any free parameter and depends only on the luminosity of the stellar population and the relation between disk and dark matter halo parameters. We briefly discuss the possible implications of our results.

Sharma, Mahavir; Nath, Biman B. [Raman Research Institute, Sadashiva Nagar, Bangalore 560080 (India); Shchekinov, Yuri, E-mail: mahavir@rri.res.in, E-mail: biman@rri.res.in, E-mail: yus@sfedu.ru [Department of Physics, Southern Federal University, Rostov on Don 344090 (Russian Federation)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Nuisance Odor and Dust from Poultry Growing Operations  

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The odor and dust from poultry growing operations can be a nuisance to neighbors. The tips for managing odor and dust contained in this leaflet cover the disposal of dead birds, maintenance of the ventilation system, composting and storing of litter...

Mukhtar, Saqib; Lacey, Ron; Carey, John B.

2001-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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APS/123-QED Dust Successive Generations in Complex Plasmas  

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distribution at the entrance of the plasma zone. It is connected to a 13.56 MHz rf gener- ator throughAPS/123-QED Dust Successive Generations in Complex Plasmas: A Cyclic Phenomenon in the Void Region´eans cedex 2, France (Dated: December 5, 2007) Dust formation and growth in plasmas are in most cases

Boyer, Edmond

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Constraining oceanic dust deposition using surface ocean dissolved Al  

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Constraining oceanic dust deposition using surface ocean dissolved Al Qin Han,1 J. Keith Moore,1; accepted 7 December 2007; published 12 April 2008. [1] We use measurements of ocean surface dissolved Al (DEAD) model to constrain dust deposition to the oceans. Our Al database contains all available

Zender, Charles

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Online Supplement S1.0 Dust/Climate Interactions  

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by changing the energy balance of solar and thermal radiation [IPCC, 2001]. Dust scatters and also partly absorbs incoming solar radiation, and it also absorbs and re-emits outgoing longwave radiation. Any as the possibility of intensification of easterly waves in North Africa from dust [Jones, et al., 2004]. On the other

Mahowald, Natalie

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Fermilab | Science | Particle Accelerators  

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Particle Accelerators Main Injector As America's particle physics laboratory, Fermilab operates and builds powerful particle accelerators for investigating the smallest things...

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Inertia driven radial breathing and nonlinear relaxation in cylindrically confined pure electron plasma  

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The dynamics of cylindrically trapped electron plasma has been investigated using a newly developed 2D Electrostatic PIC code that uses unapproximated, mass-included equations of motion for simulation. Exhaustive simulations, covering the entire range of Brillouin ratio, were performed for uniformly filled circular profiles in rigid rotor equilibrium. The same profiles were then loaded away from equilibrium with an initial value of rigid rotation frequency different from that required for radial force balance. Both these sets of simulations were performed for an initial zero-temperature or cold load of the plasma with no spread in either angular velocity or radial velocity. The evolution of the off-equilibrium initial conditions to a steady state involve radial breathing of the profile that scales in amplitude and algebraic growth with Brillouin fraction. For higher Brillouin fractions, the growth of the breathing mode is followed by complex dynamics of spontaneous hollow density structures, excitation of poloidal modes, leading to a monotonically falling density profile.

Sengupta, M.; Ganesh, R. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)] [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - african dust measured Sample Search Results  

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Sciences and Ecology ; Geosciences 3 Sensitivity of regional dust modelling to the wind speed and the emissions schemes: Impact on the hourly dust previsibility Summary: with...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asymmetric dust shell Sample Search Results  

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blue-shifted emission lines, because the dust obscures more emission from receding gas; and (iii... is much faster than that expected for a typical circumstellar dust shell...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - airborne house dust Sample Search Results  

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of regional dust modelling to the wind speed and the emissions schemes: Impact... on the hourly dust previsibility Laurent MENUT (1), Cyril MOULIN (2), Isabelle CHIAPELLO (3)...

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Grain quality impacts of prohibiting recombination recirculation dust at export grain elevators  

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. . . 58 Figure A9 ? PSD OF BIN CORN DUST FROM ELEVATOR 7. Figure A10 - PSD OF R/R CORN DUST FROM ELEVATOR 7. Figure A11 - PSD OF INBOUND WHEAT FOR ELEVATOR 5. Figure A12 ? PSD OF OUTBOUND WHEAT FOR ELEVATOR 5. . . . Figure A13 - PSD OF MIXED BIN DUST... the mesh. TABLE 3, MASS FRACTION OF CORN DUSTS LESS THAN 100 MICRONS DETERMINED BY WET SIEVING. Sample % less than 100 mierons Elev 3 R/R Dust Elev 4 Bin Dust Elev 7 Bin Dust Elev 7 R/R Dust 61. 215. 4 32. 3 E 1. 5 59. 0+1. 4 90. 6 10. 9 22...

Spillmann, Daryl Drew

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermilab | Science | Particle Physics | Benefits of Particle...  

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Benefits of Particle Physics photo Each generation of particle accelerators and detectors builds on the previous one, raising the potential for discovery and pushing the level of...

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The ecology of dust: local- to global-scale perspectives  

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Emission and redistribution of dust due to wind erosion in drylands drives major biogeochemical dynamics and provides important aeolian environmental connectivity at scales from individual plants up to the global scale. Yet, perhaps because most relevant research on aeolian processes has been presented in a geosciences rather than ecological context, most ecological studies do not explicitly consider dust-driven processes. To bridge this disciplinary gap, we provide a general overview of the ecological importance of dust, examine complex interactions between wind erosion and ecosystem dynamics from the plant-interspace scale to regional and global scales, and highlight specific examples of how disturbance affects these interactions and their consequences. Changes in climate and intensification of land use will both likely lead to increased dust production. To address these challenges, environmental scientists, land managers and policy makers need to more explicitly consider dust in resource management decisions.

Whicker, Jeffrey J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Field, Jason P [UA; Belnap, Jayne [NON LANL; Breshears, David D [UA; Neff, Jason [CU; Okin, Gregory S [UCLA; Painter, Thomas H [UNIV OF ARIZONA; Ravi, Sujith [UNIV OF ARIZONA; Reheis, Marith C [UCLA; Reynolds, Richard L [NON LANL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sheath formation under collisional conditions in presence of dust  

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Sheath formation is studied for collisional plasma in presence of dust. In common laboratory plasma, the dust acquires negative charges because of high thermal velocity of the electrons. The usual dust charging theory dealing with the issue is that of the Orbit Motion Limited theory. However, the theory does not find its application when the ion neutral collisions are significantly present. An alternate theory exists in literature for collisional dust charging. Collision is modeled by constant mean free path model. The sheath is considered jointly with the bulk of the plasma and a smooth transition of the plasma profiles from the bulk to the sheath is obtained. The various plasma profiles such as the electrostatic force on the grain, the ion drag force along with the dust density, and velocity are shown to vary spatially with increasing ion neutral collision.

Moulick, R., E-mail: rakesh.moulick@gmail.com; Goswami, K. S. [Centre of Plasma Physics-Institute for Plasma Research, Sonapur-782402, Guwahati (India)

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemically Consistent Evolutionary Models with Dust  

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As a tool to interpret nearby and high redshift galaxy data from optical to K-band we present our chemically consistent spectrophotometric evolutionary synthesis models. These models take into account the increasing initial metallicity of successive stellar generations using recently published metallicity dependent stellar evolutionary tracks, stellar yields and model atmosphere spectra. The influence of the metallicity is analysed. Dust absorption is included on the basis of gas content and abundance as it varies with time and galaxy type. We compare our models with IUE template spectra and are able to predict UV fluxes for different spectral types. Combined with a cosmological model we obtain evolutionary and k-corrections for various galaxy types and show the differences to models using only solar metallicity input physics as a function of redshift, wavelength band and galaxy type.

C. S. Möller; U. Fritze-v. Alvensleben; K. J. Fricke; D. Calzetti

1999-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilization of the Shear Instability in a Dust Layer of a Protoplanetary Disk and Possible Formation of Planetesimals due to Gravitational Fragmentation of the Dust Layer  

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We show that the planetesimal formation due to the gravitational fragmentation of a dust layer in a protoplanetary disk is possible. The dust density distribution in the dust layer would approach the constant Richardson number distribution due to the dust stirring by the shear instability and dust settling. We perform the analysis of the shear instability of dust layer in a protoplanetary disk with the constant Richardson number density distribution. Our study revealed that this distribution is stable against the shear instability even if the dust density at the midplane reaches the critical density of the gravitational instability, and the planetesimal formation through the gravitational fragmentation of the dust layer can occur even for the dust to gas surface density ratio with the solar composition.

Naoki Ishitsu; Minoru Sekiya

2004-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical study of head-on collision of dust acoustic solitary waves in a strongly coupled complex plasma  

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We investigate the propagation characteristics of two counter propagating dust acoustic solitary waves (DASWs) undergoing a head-on collision, in the presence of strong coupling between micron sized charged dust particles in a complex plasma. A coupled set of nonlinear dynamical equations describing the evolution of the two DASWs using the extended Poincaré-Lighthill-Kuo perturbation technique is derived. The nature and extent of post collision phase-shifts of these solitary waves are studied over a wide range of dusty plasma parameters in a strongly and a weakly coupled medium. We find a significant change in the nature and amount of phase delay in the strongly coupled regime as compared to a weakly coupled regime. The phase shift is seen to change its sign beyond a threshold value of compressibility of the medium for a given set of dusty plasma parameters.

Jaiswal, S., E-mail: surabhi@ipr.res.in; Bandyopadhyay, P.; Sen, A. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382428 (India)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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GC Analysis of Human Breath with A Series-Coupled Column Ensemble and A Multibed Sorption Trap  

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The combination of a tandem column ensemble and an on-line microsorption trap is used for the analysis of organic compounds in human breath samples. The four-bed sorption trap uses a series of discreet sorption beds containing three grades of graphitized ...

Juan M. Sanchez; Richard D. Sacks

2003-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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PANIC ATTACKS QUICK! Your heart is pounding, your chest aches, you can't catch a breath or swallow, your  

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PANIC ATTACKS QUICK! Your heart is pounding, your chest aches, you can't catch a breath or swallow you feel you may go crazy, pass out, or die. What's wrong? Heart attacks? You've fallen in love? Well, maybe. But what you may be experiencing is a panic attack. What is a panic attack? You may have had

Kasman, Alex

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Rapid Automated Treatment Planning Process to Select Breast Cancer Patients for Active Breathing Control to Achieve Cardiac Dose Reduction  

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Purpose: To evaluate a rapid automated treatment planning process for the selection of patients with left-sided breast cancer for a moderate deep inspiration breath-hold (mDIBH) technique using active breathing control (ABC); and to determine the dose reduction to the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and the heart using mDIBH. Method and Materials: Treatment plans were generated using an automated method for patients undergoing left-sided breast radiotherapy (n = 53) with two-field tangential intensity-modulated radiotherapy. All patients with unfavorable cardiac anatomy, defined as having >10 cm{sup 3} of the heart receiving 50% of the prescribed dose (V{sub 50}) on the free-breathing automated treatment plan, underwent repeat scanning on a protocol using a mDIBH technique and ABC. The doses to the LAD and heart were compared between the free-breathing and mDIBH plans. Results: The automated planning process required approximately 9 min to generate a breast intensity-modulated radiotherapy plan. Using the dose-volume criteria, 20 of the 53 patients were selected for ABC. Significant differences were found between the free-breathing and mDIBH plans for the heart V{sub 50} (29.9 vs. 3.7 cm{sup 3}), mean heart dose (317 vs. 132 cGy), mean LAD dose (2,047 vs. 594 cGy), and maximal dose to 0.2 cm{sup 3} of the LAD (4,155 vs. 1,507 cGy, all p <.001). Of the 17 patients who had a breath-hold threshold of {>=}0.8 L, 14 achieved a {>=}90% reduction in the heart V{sub 50} using the mDIBH technique. The 3 patients who had had a breath-hold threshold <0.8 L achieved a lower, but still significant, reduction in the heart V{sub 50}. Conclusions: A rapid automated treatment planning process can be used to select patients who will benefit most from mDIBH. For selected patients with unfavorable cardiac anatomy, the mDIBH technique using ABC can significantly reduce the dose to the LAD and heart, potentially reducing the cardiac risks.

Wang Wei; Purdie, Thomas G. [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada); Rahman, Mohammad; Marshall, Andrea [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON (Canada); Liu Feifei [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada); Fyles, Anthony, E-mail: anthony.fyles@rmp.uhn.on.ca [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing dust emissions at OAO Alchevskkoks coke battery 10A  

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Coke battery 10A with rammed batch is under construction at OAO Alchevskkoks. The design documentation developed by Giprokoks includes measures for reducing dust emissions to the atmosphere. Aspiration systems with dry dust trapping are employed in the new components of coke battery 10A and in the existing coke-sorting equipment. Two-stage purification of dusty air in cyclones and bag filters is employed for the coke-sorting equipment. This system considerably reduces coke-dust emissions to the atmosphere.

T.F. Trembach; E.N. Lanina [Giprokoks, the State Institute for the Design of Coke-Industry Enterprises, Kharkov (Ukraine)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved self-contained breathing apparatus concept. Final report Oct 80-Jun 82  

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Past operational experiences of USAF fire fighting and rescue teams have indicated the need for an improved self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). In October 1980, a contract was awarded to Electronic Data Systems, Panama City, Florida, to design and develop a prototype SCBA that would meet Air Force technical requirements. A prototype was designed, developed, and tested through a subcontract with Reimers Consultants, Falls Church, Virginia. This report describes the technical requirements, a detailed technical description of the unit, and the unmanned test procedures and results. The unmanned testing demonstrate that the prototype SCBA meets all performance requirements, except for weight. The fully charged prototype weights 34 pounds, the maximum acceptable weight is 30 pounds. With the other performance requirements either met or exceeded, manned testing of the SCBA can proceed.

White, L.; Walker, J.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lack of Correlation Between External Fiducial Positions and Internal Tumor Positions During Breath-Hold CT  

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Purpose: For thoracic tumors, if four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) is unavailable, the internal margin can be estimated by use of breath-hold (BH) CT scans acquired at end inspiration (EI) and end expiration (EE). By use of external surrogates for tumor position, BH accuracy is estimated by minimizing the difference between respiratory extrema BH and mean equivalent-phase free breathing (FB) positions. We tested the assumption that an external surrogate for BH accuracy correlates with internal tumor positional accuracy during BH CT. Methods and Materials: In 16 lung cancer patients, 4DCT images, as well as BH CT images at EI and EE, were acquired. Absolute differences between BH and mean equivalent-phase (FB) positions were calculated for both external fiducials and gross tumor volume (GTV) centroids as metrics of external and internal BH accuracy, respectively, and the results were correlated. Results: At EI, the absolute difference between mean FB and BH fiducial displacement correlated poorly with the absolute difference between FB and BH GTV centroid positions on CT images (R{sup 2} = 0.11). Similarly, at EE, the absolute difference between mean FB and BH fiducial displacements correlated poorly with the absolute difference between FB and BH GTV centroid positions on CT images (R{sup 2} = 0.18). Conclusions: External surrogates for tumor position are not an accurate metric of BH accuracy for lung cancer patients. This implies that care should be taken when using such an approach because an incorrect internal margin could be generated.

Hunjan, Sandeep, E-mail: shunjan@mdanderson.or [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Starkschall, George; Prado, Karl; Dong Lei; Balter, Peter [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Clinical Results of Image-Guided Deep Inspiration Breath Hold Breast Irradiation  

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Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility, cardiac dose reduction, and the influence of the setup error on the delivered dose for fluoroscopy-guided deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) irradiation using a cone-beam CT for irradiation of left-sided breast cancer patients. Methods and Materials: Nineteen patients treated according to the DIBH protocol were evaluated regarding dose to the ipsilateral breast (or thoracic wall), heart, (left ventricle [LV]and left anterior descending artery [LAD]), and lung. The DIBH treatment plan was compared to the free-breathing (FB) treatment planning and to the dose data in which setup error was taken into account (i.e., actual delivered dose). Results: The largest setup variability was observed in the direction perpendicular to the RT field ({mu} = -0.8 mm, {Sigma} = 2.9 mm, {sigma} = 2.0 mm). The mean (D{sub mean}) and maximum (D{sub max}) doses of the DIBH treatment plan was significantly lower compared with the FB treatment plan for the heart (34% and 25%, p < 0.001), LV (71% and 28%, p < 0.001), and LAD (52% and 39.8%, p < 0.001). For some patients, large differences were observed between the heart D{sub max} according to the DIBH treatment plan and the actual delivered dose (up to 71%), although D{sub max} was always smaller than the planned FB dose (mean group reduction = 29%, p < 0.001). Conclusion: The image-guided DIBH treatment protocol is a feasible irradiation method with small setup variability that significantly reduces the dose to the heart, LV, and LAD.

Borst, Gerben R.; Sonke, Jan-Jakob; Hollander, Suzanne den; Betgen, Anja; Remeijer, Peter; Giersbergen, Aline van; Russell, Nicola S.; Elkhuizen, Paula H.M.; Bartelink, Harry [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Vliet-Vroegindeweij, Corine van, E-mail: C.v.vliet@nki.n [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondetection of impulsive radio signals from lightning in Martian dust storms using the radar receiver on  

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emission from a Martian dust storm that they attribute to the excitation of Schumann [1952] resonances

Gurnett, Donald A.

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Shape-induced gravitational sorting of Saharan dust during transatlantic voyage: Evidence from CALIOP  

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Shape-induced gravitational sorting of Saharan dust during transatlantic voyage: Evidence from of Saharan dust from June to August 2007. Observing along a typical transatlantic dust track, we find that (1 of Saharan dust during transatlantic voyage: Evidence from CALIOP lidar depolarization measurements, Geophys

Kostinski, Alex

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Rapid Extraction of Dust Impact Tracks from Silica Aerogel by Ultrasonic Micro-blades  

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In January 2006, NASA's Stardust Mission will return with its valuable cargo of cometary dust particles, the first brought back to Earth, captured at hypervelocity speeds in silica aerogel collectors. Aerogel, a proven capture medium, is also a candidate for future sample return missions and low-earth orbit (LEO) deployments. Critical to the science return of Stardust and future missions using aerogel is the ability to efficiently extract impacted particles from collector tiles. Researchers will be eager to obtain Stardust samples as quickly as possible, and tools for the rapid extraction of particle impact tracks that require little construction, training, or investment would be an attractive asset. To this end, we have experimented with diamond and steel micro-blades. Applying ultrasonic frequency oscillations to these micro-blades via a piezo-driven holder produces rapid, clean cuts in the aerogel with minimal damage to the surrounding collector tile. With this approach, impact tracks in aerogel fragments with low-roughness cut surfaces have been extracted from aerogel tiles flown on NASA's Orbital Debris Collector Experiment. The smooth surfaces produced during cutting reduce imaging artifacts during analysis by SEM. Some tracks have been dissected to expose the main cavity for eventual isolation of individual impact debris particles and further analysis by techniques such as TEM and nanoSIMS.

Ishii, H; Graham, G; Kearsley, A T; Grant, P G; Snead, C J; Bradley, J P

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust suppression characteristics of mineral oil when applied to corn, wheat, or soybeans  

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). . . . . . . Percent of Dust Less Than 10 um (PLT10). . Percent of Dust Less Than 16 um (PLT16). . Mass of Dust Less Than 10 pr1 (NLT10). . Mass of Dust Less Than 16 qm (MLT16). . Retention Curves (RC). SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS. FUTURE RESEARCH. REFERENCES... OF THEIR RESPECTIVE GRAIN KERNELS. . SUMMARY OF THE MEAN PERCENT OF DUST LESS THAN 10 um (PLT10) VALUES OF CORN, WHEAT, AND SOYBEAN DUSTS ADHERING TO THE SURFACES OF THEIR RESPECTIVE GRAIN KERNELS. SUMMARY OF THE MEAN PERCENT OF DUST LESS THAN 16 um (PLT16...

Jones, David Don

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Pollution Control Regulations: No. 5 - Fugitive Dust (Rhode Island) |  

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5 - Fugitive Dust (Rhode 5 - Fugitive Dust (Rhode Island) Air Pollution Control Regulations: No. 5 - Fugitive Dust (Rhode Island) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Wind Program Info State Rhode Island Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Department of Environmental Management These regulations aim to prevent the release of fugitive dust by forbidding

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Modelling Gas And Dust Release From Comet Hale–Bopp  

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Numerical simulations of the evolving activity of comet Hale-Bopp are presented, assuming a porous, ... km in radius, made of dust and gas-laden amorphous ice. The main effects included ... crystallization of amo...

D. Prialnik

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Modeling Dust Jets And Shells From Comet Hale-Bopp  

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Persistent jet and shell structures from comet Hale-Bopp showing gradual changes in the shapes ... declination. Lower limits on the dust and gas production rates at various epochs are presented.

R. Vasundhara; Pavan Chakraborty; Andreas Hänel; Erwin Heiser

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Global trends in visibility: implications for dust sources  

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There is a large uncertainty in the relative roles of human land use, climate change and carbon dioxide fertilization in changing desert dust source strength over the past 100 years, and the overall sign of human impacts ...

Mahowald, N. M.; Ballantine, J.A.; Feddema, Johannes J.; Ramankutty, N.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pollen analysis of dust preserved in four medieval books  

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Pollen spectra of three samples of dust taken from four medieval books are reported. The books, printed A.D. 1500–1530, were preserved in the Franciscan monastery of Kada? (NW Bohemia) up to c. 30 years ago, a...

Vlasta Jankovská

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE INITIAL MASS FUNCTION OF LOW-METALLICITY STARS: THE IMPORTANCE OF DUST COOLING  

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The first stars to form in the universe are believed to have distribution of masses biased toward massive stars. This contrasts with the present-day initial mass function, which has a predominance of stars with masses lower than 1 M{sub Sun }. Therefore, the mode of star formation must have changed as the universe evolved. Such a transition is attributed to a more efficient cooling provided by increasing metallicity. Especially dust cooling can overcome the compressional heating, which lowers the gas temperature thus increasing its instability to fragmentation. The purpose of this paper is to verify if dust cooling can efficiently cool the gas, and enhance the fragmentation of gas clouds at the early stages of the universe. To confirm that, we calculate a set of hydrodynamic simulations that include sink particles, which represent contracting protostars. The thermal evolution of the gas during the collapse is followed by making use of a primordial chemical network and also a recipe for dust cooling. We model four clouds with different amounts of metals (10{sup -4}, 10{sup -5}, 10-6 Z{sub Sun }, and 0), and analyze how this property affect the fragmentation of star-forming clouds. We find evidence for fragmentation in all four cases, and hence conclude that there is no critical metallicity below which fragmentation is impossible. Nevertheless, there is a clear change in the behavior of the clouds at Z {approx}< 10{sup -5} Z{sub Sun }, caused by the fact that at this metallicity, fragmentation takes longer to occur than accretion, leading to a flat mass function at lower metallicities.

Dopcke, Gustavo [Member of the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg, IMPRS-HD, Germany. (Germany)] [Member of the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg, IMPRS-HD, Germany. (Germany); Glover, Simon C. O.; Clark, Paul C.; Klessen, Ralf S., E-mail: gustavo@uni-hd.de [Zentrum fuer Astronomie, Institut fuer Theoretische Astrophysik, Universitaet Heidelberg, Albert-Ueberle-Str. 2, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photochemical Oxidant Processes in the Presence of Dust: An Evaluation of the Impact of Dust on Particulate Nitrate and Ozone Formation  

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The influence of dust on the tropospheric photochemical oxidant cycle is studied through the use of a detailed coupled aerosol and gas-phase chemistry model. Dust is a significant component of the troposphere throughout Asia and provides a ...

Yang Zhang; Young Sunwoo; Veerabhadra Kotamarthi; Gregory R. Carmichael

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward resolution-independent dust emissions in global models: Impacts on the seasonal and spatial distribution of dust  

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Simulating the emission of mineral dust and sea-salt aerosol is nonlinear with surface winds and therefore requires accurate representation of surface winds. Consequently, the resolution of a simulation affects emission ...

Pierce, J. R.

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Alignment of Dust in Molecular Clouds  

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Polarimetry is one of the most informative techniques of studying magnetic fields in molecular clouds. How reliable the interpretation of the polarization maps in terms of magnetic fields is the issue that the grain alignment theory addresses. We show that grain alignment involves several processes acting simultaneously, but on different time-scales. We explain that rotating dust grains get substantial magnetic moment that allows them precess fast about magnetic field lines. As the result, grains preserve their orientation to magnetic field when the magnetic field direction fluctuates. We point out to the importance of internal alignment, i.e. the process forces grain axes to be aligned in respect to the grain angular momentum. We show that subtle quantum effects, in particular relaxation related to nuclear magnetic moments of atoms composing the grain, brings to live complex grain motions, e.g. flips. These flips substantially alter the dynamics of grain and limit the applicability of earlier theories that did not account for them. We also briefly review basic physical processes involved in the alignment of grain angular momentum in respect to interstellar magnetic field. We claim that the bulk of existing observational data is consistent with the radiative torque alignment mechanism. In particular, we show that large grains that are known to exist in the cores of molecular clouds may be aligned by the attenuated external interstellar radiation field.

A. Lazarian; J. Cho

2004-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Physics Booklet 2008  

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212 25. Accelerator physics of colliders ? 26. High-energythe full Review. PARTICLE PHYSICS BOOKLET TABLE OF CONTENTSrev. ) Summary Tables of Particle Physics Gauge and Higgs

et al., C. Amsler

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear and Particle Futures  

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Nuclear and Particle Futures Nuclear and Particle Futures The Lab's four Science Pillars harness capabilities for solutions to threats- on national and global scales. Contacts...

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Carbon sequestration and estimated carbon credit values as measured using 13C labelling and analysis by means of an optical breath test analyser  

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Recent developments in optical systems (isotope-selective non-dispersive infrared spectrometry) for breath testing have provided a robust, low-cost option for undertaking 13C analysis. Although these systems were...

R. C. Hood; M. Khan; A. Haque; M. Khadir…

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tumor Tracking Method Based on a Deformable 4D CT Breathing Motion Model Driven by an External Surface Surrogate  

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Purpose: To develop a tumor tracking method based on a surrogate-driven motion model, which provides noninvasive dynamic localization of extracranial targets for the compensation of respiration-induced intrafraction motion in high-precision radiation therapy. Methods and Materials: The proposed approach is based on a patient-specific breathing motion model, derived a priori from 4-dimensional planning computed tomography (CT) images. Model parameters (respiratory baseline, amplitude, and phase) are retrieved and updated at each treatment fraction according to in-room radiography acquisition and optical surface imaging. The baseline parameter is adapted to the interfraction variations obtained from the daily cone beam (CB) CT scan. The respiratory amplitude and phase are extracted from an external breathing surrogate, estimated from the displacement of the patient thoracoabdominal surface, acquired with a noninvasive surface imaging device. The developed method was tested on a database of 7 lung cancer patients, including the synchronized information on internal and external respiratory motion during a CBCT scan. Results: About 30 seconds of simultaneous acquisition of CBCT and optical surface images were analyzed for each patient. The tumor trajectories identified in CBCT projections were used as reference and compared with the target trajectories estimated from surface displacement with the a priori motion model. The resulting absolute differences between the reference and estimated tumor motion along the 2 image dimensions ranged between 0.7 and 2.4 mm; the measured phase shifts did not exceed 7% of the breathing cycle length. Conclusions: We investigated a tumor tracking method that integrates breathing motion information provided by the 4-dimensional planning CT with surface imaging at the time of treatment, representing an alternative approach to point-based external–internal correlation models. Although an in-room radiograph-based assessment of the reliability of the motion model is envisaged, the developed technique does not involve the estimation and continuous update of correlation parameters, thus requiring a less intense use of invasive imaging.

Fassi, Aurora, E-mail: aurora.fassi@mail.polimi.it [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy); Schaerer, Joël; Fernandes, Mathieu [CREATIS, CNRS UMR 5220, INSERM U1044, Université Lyon 1, INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne (France); Department of Radiotherapy, Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon (France); Riboldi, Marco [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy); Bioengineering Unit, CNAO Foundation, Pavia (Italy); Sarrut, David [CREATIS, CNRS UMR 5220, INSERM U1044, Université Lyon 1, INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne (France); Department of Radiotherapy, Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon (France); Baroni, Guido [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy); Bioengineering Unit, CNAO Foundation, Pavia (Italy)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mathematical modeling of heterogeneous detonation in gas suspensions of aluminum and coal-dust particles  

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Results of investigations performed by the authors in the field of theoretical and numerical modeling of heterogeneous detonation of reacting gas suspensions since 2005 are systematized.

Fedorov, A.V.; Fomin, V.M.; Khmel, T.A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Capture of particles of dust by convective flow Dmitry V. Lyubimov  

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is essential in lowering fuel consumption during combustion of liquid fuels. In biology, recent developments medium.3­5 A typical example is algae, transported by ocean flows. These algae contribute essentially

Straube, Arthur V.

282

Thermal instability in molecular clouds, including dust particles, Hall effect and ambipolar diffusion  

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......not significantly affect the diagram. By increasing to higher values, the diagram tends to isentropic mode. Therefore...and Hall diffusion to ideal MHD equations. We have also considered...instability. First, we considered MHD equations for partially ionized......

A. R. Khesali; S. M. Ghoreyshi; M. Nejad-Asghar

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous chemistry of atmospheric mineral dust particles and their resulting cloud-nucleation properties  

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2 O), as well as soluble halite (NaCl) salts (Jeong, 2008;2 O), as well as soluble halite (NaCl) salts (Jeong, 2008;source as minerals such as halite (NaCl) and gypsum (CaSO

Sullivan, Ryan Christopher

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for interstellar origin of seven dust particles collected by the Stardust spacecraft  

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...Planet. Sci. 10.1111/maps.12219 (2014). 19...Planet. Sci. 10.1111/maps.12136 (2014). 20...Planet. Sci. 10.1111/maps.12221 (2014). 21...stability of the interstellar wind through the solar system...impacts on Al-1100 foil at velocities up to 300 km s -1 and validation...

Andrew J. Westphal; Rhonda M. Stroud; Hans A. Bechtel; Frank E. Brenker; Anna L. Butterworth; George J. Flynn; David R. Frank; Zack Gainsforth; Jon K. Hillier; Frank Postberg; Alexandre S. Simionovici; Veerle J. Sterken; Larry R. Nittler; Carlton Allen; David Anderson; Asna Ansari; Saša Bajt; Ron K. Bastien; Nabil Bassim; John Bridges; Donald E. Brownlee; Mark Burchell; Manfred Burghammer; Hitesh Changela; Peter Cloetens; Andrew M. Davis; Ryan Doll; Christine Floss; Eberhard Grün; Philipp R. Heck; Peter Hoppe; Bruce Hudson; Joachim Huth; Anton Kearsley; Ashley J. King; Barry Lai; Jan Leitner; Laurence Lemelle; Ariel Leonard; Hugues Leroux; Robert Lettieri; William Marchant; Ryan Ogliore; Wei Jia Ong; Mark C. Price; Scott A. Sandford; Juan-Angel Sans Tresseras; Sylvia Schmitz; Tom Schoonjans; Kate Schreiber; Geert Silversmit; Vicente A. Solé; Ralf Srama; Frank Stadermann; Thomas Stephan; Julien Stodolna; Stephen Sutton; Mario Trieloff; Peter Tsou; Tolek Tyliszczak; Bart Vekemans; Laszlo Vincze; Joshua Von Korff; Naomi Wordsworth; Daniel Zevin; Michael E. Zolensky; 30714 Stardust@home dusters

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen isotopic composition of chondritic interplanetary dust particles: A genetic link between carbonaceous chondrites and  

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a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Glenn T. Seaborg Institute, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, CA 94550, USA

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Particle Creation in a Universe Filled with Radiation and Dust-Like Matter  

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......solution can be expressed in terms of confluent hypergeometric functions M(a, b, z) and U(a, b, Z)ll) as follows: + C2U( ~ +c+ibm, 2c+1, 2ibme~)), (2 9) where Cl and C2 are arbitrary constants and C is given by the expression (2 10......

Víctor M. Villalba

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asian dust particles converted into aqueous droplets under remote marine atmospheric conditions  

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...n = 7), Sado-seki (n = 7), and Tappi (n = 7) from March to May 2007 (means...Site II); and Oki, Sado-seki and Tappi, which are located east of the Sea of...Kanghwa, Imsil, Oki, Sado-seki, and Tappi from March to May 2007. Note: if ambient...

Yutaka Tobo; Daizhou Zhang; Atsushi Matsuki; Yasunobu Iwasaka

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial neural networks for breathing and snoring episode detection in sleep sounds  

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious disorder characterized by intermittent events of upper airway collapse during sleep. Snoring is the most common nocturnal symptom of OSA. Almost all OSA patients snore, but not all snorers have the disease. Recently, researchers have attempted to develop automated snore analysis technology for the purpose of OSA diagnosis. These technologies commonly require, as the first step, the automated identification of snore/breathing episodes (SBE) in sleep sound recordings. Snore intensity may occupy a wide dynamic range (>95 dB) spanning from the barely audible to loud sounds. Low-intensity SBE sounds are sometimes seen buried within the background noise floor, even in high-fidelity sound recordings made within a sleep laboratory. The complexity of SBE sounds makes it a challenging task to develop automated snore segmentation algorithms, especially in the presence of background noise. In this paper, we propose a fundamentally novel approach based on artificial neural network (ANN) technology to detect SBEs. Working on clinical data, we show that the proposed method can detect SBE at a sensitivity and specificity exceeding 0.892 and 0.874 respectively, even when the signal is completely buried in background noise (SNR

Takahiro Emoto; Udantha R Abeyratne; Yongjian Chen; Ikuji Kawata; Masatake Akutagawa; Yohsuke Kinouchi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solubility testing of actinides on breathing-zone and area air samples  

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A solubility testing method for several common actinides has been developed with sufficient sensitivity to allow profiles to be determined from routine breathing zone and area air samples in the workplace. Air samples are covered with a clean filter to form a filter-sample-filter sandwich which is immersed in an extracellular lung serum simulant solution. The sample is moved to a fresh beaker of the lung fluid simulant each day for one week, and then weekly until the end of the 28 day test period. The soak solutions are wet ashed with nitric acid and hydrogen peroxide to destroy the organic components of the lung simulant solution prior to extraction of the nuclides of interest directly into an extractive scintillator for subsequent counting on a Photon-Electron Rejecting Alpha Liquid Scintillation (PERALS{reg_sign}) spectrometer. Solvent extraction methods utilizing the extractive scintillators have been developed for the isotopes of uranium, plutonium, and curium. The procedures normally produce an isotopic recovery greater than 95% and have been used to develop solubility profiles from air samples with 40 pCi or less of U{sub 3}O{sub 8}. Profiles developed for U{sub 3}O{sub 8} samples show good agreement with in vitro and in vivo tests performed by other investigators on samples from the same uranium mills.

Metzger, R.L.; Jessop, B.H.; McDowell, B.L. [Radiation Safety Engineering, Inc., Chandler, AZ (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

The cycling of carbon into and out of dust  

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Observational evidence seems to indicate that the depletion of interstellar carbon into dust shows rather wide variations and that carbon undergoes rather rapid recycling in the interstellar medium (ISM). Small hydrocarbon grains are processed in photo-dissociation regions by UV photons, by ion and electron collisions in interstellar shock waves and by cosmic rays. A significant fraction of hydrocarbon dust must therefore be re-formed by accretion in the dense, molecular ISM. A new dust model (Jones et al., Astron. Astrophys., 2013, 558, A62) shows that variations in the dust observables in the diffuse interstellar medium (nH = 1000 cm^3), can be explained by systematic and environmentally-driven changes in the small hydrocarbon grain population. Here we explore the consequences of gas-phase carbon accretion onto the surfaces of grains in the transition regions between the diffuse ISM and molecular clouds (e.g., Jones, Astron. Astrophys., 2013, 555, A39). We find that significant carbonaceous dust re-processi...

Jones, Anthony P; Koehler, Melanie; Fanciullo, Lapo; Bocchio, Marco; Micelotta, Elisabetta; Verstraete, Laurent; Guillet, Vincent

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Rapid?sampling system for dusts and gases  

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The Bureau of Mines has developed a system for the rapid grab sampling of heterogeneous mixtures of gases and dusts during the preignition and postignition stages of dust explosions. The combustion chamber in which the explosion occurs is first fitted with a hypodermic sampling needle with its inlet end at the desired sampling point within the chamber and its sharp injecting end protruding outside of the chamber. Rapid sampling (approximately 25 to 50 ms) is achieved with a double?acting air?pressure?actuated cylinder. The forward stroke of the cylinder thrusts the rubber septum seal of an evacuated glass sampling tube onto the protruding needle which punctures the septum filling the tube with gas and dust from the combustion chamber. The return stroke of the cylinder reseals the sampling tube by returning the mechanism to its original position. The initial time of sampling and the duration of sampling are independently variable and controlled by a microprocessor. Results obtained with a trimodal distribution of coal dust show no significant size discrimination at least up to 70 ?m. Data obtained from laboratory?scale coal dust explosion tests are also presented. Such data provide valuable insights into the basic phenomena involved in explosions.

R. S. Conti; M. Hertzberg; F. T. Duda; K. L. Cashdollar

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Atmospheric Movement of Microorganisms in Clouds of Desert Dust and Implications for Human Health  

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...A. Centeno. 2005. Health effects of natural dust-role of trace elements and compounds...enumeration of heterotrophic bacteria in natural mineral water. World J. Microbiol...coccidioidomycosis following a severe natural dust storm. An outbreak at the Naval...

Dale W. Griffin

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 POSTER SESSION II: LUNAR DUST AND TRANSIENT SURFACE PHENOMENA  

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Modification of Materials for Lunar Dust Adhesion Mitigation [#1121] The surface energy of polymer films, magnetosphere, and the solar wind. Taylor L. A. Liu Y. Zhang A. Shape and Size Relationship of Several Lunar dust, but also introduce obstacle

Rathbun, Julie A.

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Effect of Observation Network Design on Meteorological Forecasts of Asian Dust Events  

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To improve the prediction of Asian dust events on the Korean Peninsula, meteorological fields must be accurately predicted because dust transport models require them as input. Accurate meteorological forecasts could be obtained by integrating ...

Eun-Gyeong Yang; Hyun Mee Kim; JinWoong Kim; Jun Kyung Kay

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal Fly Ash as a Source of Iron in Atmospheric Dust. | EMSL  

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Coal Fly Ash as a Source of Iron in Atmospheric Dust. Coal Fly Ash as a Source of Iron in Atmospheric Dust. Abstract: Anthropogenic coal fly ash aerosols may represent a...

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Integrated impact analysis of yellow-dust storms : a regional case study in China  

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The dust storm is a meteorological event that is caused by strong winds and proceeds from arid and semi-arid regions, transporting a thick cloud of fine sediments. In China, the sediments of dust storms mainly come from ...

Ai, Ning, 1978-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous detection/separation of mineral dust and cirrus clouds using MODIS thermal infrared window data  

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and cloud coverage for the Persian Gulf case compares reasonably well to those from the ``Deep Blue-laden scenes, including a daytime dust case over the Persian Gulf and two nighttime dust events over the Cape

Liou, K. N.

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Engineering and economic impacts of prohibiting recombination recirculation dust at export elevators  

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The objectives of this research were to develop engineering descriptions of dust control systems currently being used in grain export facilities, to determine the retrofit requirements of the dust control and handling systems to comply...

Whitelock, Derek Paul

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

299

Experimental quiescent drifting dusty plasmas and temporal dust acoustic wave growth  

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We report on dust acoustic wave growth rate measurements taken in a dc (anode glow) discharge plasma device. By introducing a mesh with a variable bias 12-17 cm from the anode, we developed a technique to produce a drifting dusty plasma. A secondary dust cloud, free of dust acoustic waves, was trapped adjacent to the anode side of the mesh. When the mesh was returned to its floating potential, the secondary cloud was released and streamed towards the anode and primary dust cloud, spontaneously exciting dust acoustic waves. The amplitude growth of the excited dust acoustic waves was measured directly along with the wavelength and Doppler shifted frequency. These measurements were compared to fluid and kinetic dust acoustic wave theories. As the wave growth saturated a transition from linear to nonlinear waves was observed. The merging of the secondary and primary dust clouds was also observed.

Heinrich, J. R.; Kim, S.-H.; Meyer, J. K.; Merlino, R. L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Physics Education Sites  

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쭺-¶ 쭺-¶ Particle Physics Education Sites ¡]¥H¤U¬°¥~¤åºô¯¸¡^ quick reference Education and Information - National Laboratory Education Programs - Women and Minorities in Physics - Other Physics Sites - Physics Alliance - Accelerators at National Laboratories icon Particle Physics Education and Information sites: top Introduction: The Particle Adventure - an interactive tour of particle physics for everyone: the basics of theory and experiment. Virtual Visitor Center of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Guided Tour of Fermilab, - overviews of several aspects of Particle Physics. Also check out Particle Physics concepts. Probing Particles - a comprehensive and straight-forward introduction to particle physics. Big Bang Science - approaches particle physics starting from the theoretical origin of the universe.

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Laser particle sorter  

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Method and apparatus are provided for sorting particles, such as biological particles. A first laser is used to define an optical path having an intensity gradient which is effective to propel the particles along the path but which is sufficiently weak that the particles are not trapped in an axial direction. A probe laser beam is provided for interrogating the particles to identify predetermined phenotypical characteristics of the particles. A second laser beam is provided to intersect the driving first laser beam, wherein the second laser beam is activated by an output signal indicative of a predetermined characteristic. The second laser beam is switchable between a first intensity and a second intensity, where the first intensity is effective to displace selected particles from the driving laser beam and the second intensity is effective to propel selected particles along the deflection laser beam. The selected particles may then be propelled by the deflection beam to a location effective for further analysis. 2 figs.

Martin, J.C.; Buican, T.N.

1987-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Particle Properties Particle Data Group  

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This review of the properties of leptons, mesons, and baryons is an updating of Review of Particle Properties, Particle Data Group (Phys. Letters 39B, No. 1 (1972)). Data are evaluated, listed, averaged, and summarized in tables. A data booklet is also available.

THOMAS A. LASINSKI; ANGELA BARBARO-GALTIERI; ROBERT L. KELLY; ALAN RITTENBERG; ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD; THOMAS G. TRIPPE; NAOMI BARASH-SCHMIDT; CLAUDE BRICMAN; VLADIMIR CHALOUPKA; PAUL SÖDING; MATTS ROOS

1973-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inorganic composition of fine particles in mixed mineral dustpollution plumes observed from airborne measurements during ACE-Asia  

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of the atmosphere (2419, 2427); 0345 Atmospheric Composition and Structure: Pollution--urban and regional (0305Inorganic composition of fine particles in mixed mineral dust­pollution plumes observed from of Earth and Atmospheric Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA G. R. Carmichael

Weber, Rodney

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DISCOVERY OF 'WARM DUST' GALAXIES IN CLUSTERS AT z {approx} 0.3: EVIDENCE FOR STRIPPING OF COOL DUST IN THE DENSE ENVIRONMENT?  

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Using far-infrared imaging from the 'Herschel Lensing Survey', we derive dust properties of spectroscopically confirmed cluster member galaxies within two massive systems at z {approx} 0.3: the merging Bullet Cluster and the more relaxed MS2137.3-2353. Most star-forming cluster sources ({approx}90%) have characteristic dust temperatures similar to local field galaxies of comparable infrared (IR) luminosity (T{sub dust} {approx} 30 K). Several sub-luminous infrared galaxy (LIRG; L{sub IR} < 10{sup 11} L{sub Sun }) Bullet Cluster members are much warmer (T{sub dust} > 37 K) with far-infrared spectral energy distribution (SED) shapes resembling LIRG-type local templates. X-ray and mid-infrared data suggest that obscured active galactic nuclei do not contribute significantly to the infrared flux of these 'warm dust' galaxies. Sources of comparable IR luminosity and dust temperature are not observed in the relaxed cluster MS2137, although the significance is too low to speculate on an origin involving recent cluster merging. 'Warm dust' galaxies are, however, statistically rarer in field samples (>3{sigma}), indicating that the responsible mechanism may relate to the dense environment. The spatial distribution of these sources is similar to the whole far-infrared bright population, i.e., preferentially located in the cluster periphery, although the galaxy hosts tend toward lower stellar masses (M{sub *} < 10{sup 10} M{sub Sun }). We propose dust stripping and heating processes which could be responsible for the unusually warm characteristic dust temperatures. A normal star-forming galaxy would need 30%-50% of its dust removed (preferentially stripped from the outer reaches, where dust is typically cooler) to recover an SED similar to a 'warm dust' galaxy. These progenitors would not require a higher IR luminosity or dust mass than the currently observed normal star-forming population.

Rawle, T. D.; Rex, M.; Egami, E.; Walth, G.; Pereira, M. J. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 N. Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Chung, S. M.; Gonzalez, A. H. [Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2055 (United States); Perez-Gonzalez, P. G. [Departamento de Astrofisica, Facultad de CC. Fisicas,Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain); Smail, I. [Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Altieri, B.; Valtchanov, I. [Herschel Science Centre, ESAC, ESA, P.O. Box 78, Villanueva de la Canada, E-28691 Madrid (Spain); Appleton, P.; Fadda, D. [IPAC, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Alba, A. Berciano [ASTRON, Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4, NL-7991 PD Dwingeloo (Netherlands); Blain, A. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Dessauges-Zavadsky, M. [Observatoire de Geneve, Universite de Geneve, 51 Ch. des Maillettes, CH-1290 Sauverny (Switzerland); Van der Werf, P. P. [Sterrewacht Leiden, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, NL-2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands); Zemcov, M., E-mail: trawle@as.arizona.edu [Department of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of different breathing patterns in the same patient on stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy dosimetry for primary renal cell carcinoma: A case study  

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Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for primary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) targets requires motion management strategies to verify dose delivery. This case study highlights the effect of a change in patient breathing amplitude on the dosimetry to organs at risk and target structures. A 73-year-old male patient was planned for receiving 26 Gy of radiation in 1 fraction of SABR for a left primary RCC. The patient was simulated with four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) and the tumor internal target volume (ITV) was delineated using the 4DCT maximum intensity projection. However, the initially planned treatment was abandoned at the radiation oncologist's discretion after pretreatment cone-beam CT (CBCT) motion verification identified a greater than 50% reduction in superior to inferior diaphragm motion as compared with the planning 4DCT. This patient was resimulated with respiratory coaching instructions. To assess the effect of the change in breathing on the dosimetry to the target, each plan was recalculated on the data set representing the change in breathing condition. A change from smaller to larger breathing showed a 46% loss in planning target volume (PTV) coverage, whereas a change from larger breathing to smaller breathing resulted in an 8% decrease in PTV coverage. ITV coverage was similarly reduced by 8% in both scenarios. This case study highlights the importance of tools to verify breathing motion prior to treatment delivery. 4D image guided radiation therapy verification strategies should focus on not only verifying ITV margin coverage but also the effect on the surrounding organs at risk.

Pham, Daniel, E-mail: Daniel.Pham@petermac.org [Radiotherapy Services, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria (Australia); Kron, Tomas [Physical Sciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria (Australia); Foroudi, Farshad; Siva, Shankar [Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of Colorado River runoff to dust radiative forcing in snow  

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...smaller than that of dust loading (45...downwind of several coal-fired power plants...energy-related combustion, 1850–2000 . Global...The ecology of dust . Front Ecol Environ...saturation vapor pressure at the snow surface...after disturbance dust loading (ADL) parameterization...

Thomas H. Painter; Jeffrey S. Deems; Jayne Belnap; Alan F. Hamlet; Christopher C. Landry; Bradley Udall

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soil organic carbon enrichment of dust emissions: magnitude, mechanisms and its implications for  

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Soil organic carbon enrichment of dust emissions: magnitude, mechanisms and its implications of SOC enrichment in dust emissions is necessary to evaluate the impact of wind erosion on the carbon) across landscapes and soil carbon emissions (van Oost et al., 2007). The dust cycle rep- resents

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Particle and Size Distribution  

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The long and short sides were called directional tangential cutting edge or random diameter. When the number of measured particles was large enough, results could reflect the average cross section of particle sam...

Zhonglin Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous radio emission from dust in the Helix  

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A byproduct of experiments designed to map the CMB is the recent detection of a new component of foreground Galactic emission. The anomalous foreground at ~ 10--30 GHz, unexplained by traditional emission mechanisms, correlates with 100um dust emission. We report that in the Helix the emission at 31 GHz and 100um are well correlated, and exhibit similar features on sky images, which are absent in H\\beta. Upper limits on the 250 GHz continuum emission in the Helix rule out cold grains as candidates for the 31 GHz emission, and provide spectroscopic evidence for an excess at 31 GHz over bremsstrahlung. We estimate that the 100um-correlated radio emission, presumably due to dust, accounts for at least 20% of the 31 GHz emission in the Helix. This result strengthens previous tentative interpretations of diffuse ISM spectra involving a new dust emission mechanism at radio frequencies. Very small grains have not been detected in the Helix, which hampers interpreting the new component in terms of spinning dust. The observed iron depletion in the Helix favors considering the identity of this new component to be magnetic dipole emission from hot ferromagnetic grains. The reduced level of free-free continuum we report also implies an electronic temperature of Te=4600\\pm1200K for the free-free emitting material, which is significantly lower than the temperature of 9500\\pm500K inferred from collisionally-excited lines (abridged).

S. Casassus; A. C. S. Readhead; T. J. Pearson; L. -A. Nyman; M. C. Shepherd; L. Bronfman

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A search for evolved dust in Herbig Ae stars  

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We present observations of six isolated, pre-main-sequence, intermediate mass stars selected for shallow spectra at submillimeter wavelengths at 1.3, 2.6, 7.0, and 36 millimeters from the IRAM PdBI and the VLA. We analyze the new observations of these stars (HD34282, HD35187, HD142666, HD143006, HD150193, HD163296) together with similar observations of three additional stars from the literature (CQ Tau, UX Ori, TW Hya), in the context of self-consistent irradiated disk models. Our aim is to constrain the wavelength dependence of the dust opacity and the total dust mass in the disks. The shallow wavelength dependence of the opacity is confirmed and for a few stars extended to significantly longer wavelengths. For any plausible dust properties, this requires grain growth from interstellar sizes to maximum sizes of at least a few millimeters, and very likely to several centimeters or more. For four of the stars (HD34282, HD163296, CQ Tau, TW Hya), the millimeter emission has been spatially resolved, and the large disk radii ($>100$ AU) rule out that high optical depths play a role. The mass of dust that has been processed into large grains is substantial, and in some cases implies a disk mass comparable to the mass of the central star.

A. Natta; L. Testi; R. Neri; D. S. Shepherd; D. J. Wilner

2003-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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WEATHER MODIFICATION BY CARBON DUST ABSORPTION OF SOLAR ENERGY  

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WEATHER MODIFICATION BY CARBON DUST ABSORPTION OF SOLAR ENERGY by WM. M. GRAY, WM. M. FRANK, M OF SOLAR ENERGY by w. M. Gray, W. M. Frank, M. L. Corrin and C. A. Stokes Department of Atmospheric Science interception of solar energy. Growing population pressures and predicted future global food shortages dictate

Gray, William

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Global observations of desert dust and biomass burning aerosols  

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Global observations of desert dust and biomass burning aerosols Martin de Graaf KNMI #12; Outline · Absorbing Aerosol Index - Theory · Absorbing Aerosol Index - Reality · Biomass burning.6 Biomass burning over Angola, 09 Sep. 2004 Absorbing Aerosol Index PMD image #12;biomass burning ocean

Graaf, Martin de

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The dust and gas content of the Crab Nebula  

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We have constructed MOCASSIN photoionization plus dust radiative transfer models for the Crab Nebula core-collapse supernova (CCSN) remnant, using either smooth or clumped mass distributions, in order to determine the chemical composition and masses of the nebular gas and dust. We computed models for several different geometries suggested for the nebular matter distribution but found that the observed gas and dust spectra are relatively insensitive to these geometries, being determined mainly by the spectrum of the pulsar wind nebula which ionizes and heats the nebula. Smooth distribution models are ruled out since they require 16-49 Msun of gas to fit the integrated optical nebular line fluxes, whereas our clumped models require 7.0 Msun of gas. neither of which can be matched by current CCSN yield predictions. A global gas-phase C/O ratio of 1.65 by number is derived, along with a He/H number ratio of 1.85, A carbonaceous dust composition is favoured by the observed gas-phase C/O ratio: amorphous carbon clu...

Owen, P J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Destruction of Interstellar Dust in Evolving Supernova Remnant Shock Waves  

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Supernova generated shock waves are responsible for most of the destruction of dust grains in the interstellar medium (ISM). Calculations of the dust destruction timescale have so far been carried out using plane parallel steady shocks, however that approximation breaks down when the destruction timescale becomes longer than that for the evolution of the supernova remnant (SNR) shock. In this paper we present new calculations of grain destruction in evolving, radiative SNRs. To facilitate comparison with the previous study by Jones et al. (1996), we adopt the same dust properties as in that paper. We find that the efficiencies of grain destruction are most divergent from those for a steady shock when the thermal history of a shocked gas parcel in the SNR differs significantly from that behind a steady shock. This occurs in shocks with velocities >~ 200 km/s for which the remnant is just beginning to go radiative. Assuming SNRs evolve in a warm phase dominated ISM, we find dust destruction timescales are incre...

Slavin, Jonathan D; Jones, Anthony P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust and Gas Debris Around Main Sequence Stars  

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Debris disks are dusty, gas-poor disks around main sequence stars (Backman & Paresce 1993; Lagrange, Backman & Artymowicz 2000; Zuckerman 2001). Micron-sized dust grains are inferred to exist in these systems from measurements of their thermal emission at infrared through millimeter wavelengths. The estimated lifetimes for circumstellar dust grains due to sublimation, radiation and corpuscular stellar wind effects are typically significantly smaller than the estimated ages for the stellar systems, suggesting that the grains are replenished from a reservoir, such as sublimation of comets or collisions between parent bodies. Since the color temperature for the excess emission is typically Tgr ~ 110 - 120 K, similar to that expected for small grains in the Kuiper Belt, these objects are believe to be generated by collisions between parent bodies analogous to Kuiper Belt objects in our solar system; however, a handful of systems possess warm dust, with Tgr > 300 K, at temperatures similar to the terrestrial planets. We describe the physical characteristics of debris disks, the processes that remove dust from disks, and the evidence for the presence of planets in debris disks. We also summarize observations of infalling comets toward beta Pictoris and measurements of bulk gas in debris disks.

Christine H. Chen

2005-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of dust on Tremaine–Weinberg measurements  

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......plotting versus produces a straight line with slope omegap...obtained from fitting such straight lines as omega sin i...evolved using a tree code (gasoline). The star formation...listed under column . Run a B omegap omega0 Error...two categories: (i) straight dust lanes which are......

Joris Gerssen; Victor P. Debattista

2007-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of particle properties  

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This review of the properties of leptons, mesons, and baryons is an updating of the Review of Particle Properties, Particle Data Group [Phys. Lett. 111B (1982)]. Data are evaluated, listed, averaged, and summarized in tables. Numerous tables, figures, and formulae of interest to particle physicists are also included. A data booklet is available.

C. G. Wohl; R. N. Cahn; A. Rittenberg; T. G. Trippe; G. P. Yost; F. C. Porter; J. J. Hernandez; L. Montanet; R. E. Hendrick; R. L. Crawford; M. Roos; N. A. Törnqvist; G. Höhler; M. Aguilar-Benitez; T. Shimada; M. J. Losty; G. P. Gopal; Ch. Walck; R. E. Shrock; R. Frosch; L. D. Roper; W. P. Trower; B. Armstrong (Particle Data Group)

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Classifying Airborne Particles  

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Considering the selective Rayleigh light scattering behaviour by small particles, this study adopts a new technique to classify nano-scale airborne particles with colour histogram features. Noise was generated using scattered light by five different ... Keywords: Particle classification, Rayleigh scattering, noise histogram, histogram maximum value index

Kapila K. Pahalawatta; Richard Green

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-range transport of Saharan dust over northwestern Europe during EUCAARI 2008 campaign: Evolution of dust optical  

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conditions govern the life cycle of dust microphysical phenomena, providing conditions for transformation emitted during the study period is estimated to 185 Tg. The analysis of the removal processes reveals, energetic wind systems, and a coupling to wind system that facilitate long-range transport. Estimated annual

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Review of Particle Physics  

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This biennial review summarizes much of Particle Physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 1900 new measurements from 700 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and reviews of topics such as the Standard Model, particle detectors, probability, and statistics. A booklet is available containing the Summary Tables and abbreviated versions of some of the other sections of this full Review.

R. M. Barnett et al.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particles and Sources  

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It is proposed that the phenomenological theory of particles be based on the source concept, which is abstracted from the physical possibility of creating or annihilating any particle in a suitable collision. The source representation displays both the momentum and the space-time characteristics of particle behavior. Topics discussed include: spin and statistics, charge and the Euclidean postulate, massless particles, and SU3 and spin. It is emphasized that the source description is logically independent of hypotheses concerning the fundamental nature of particles.

Julian Schwinger

1966-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration  

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Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Measurements in a Residence Title Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Measurements in a Residence Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2011 Authors Chan, Wanyu R., and Federico Noris Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract Particulate matter (PM) is a contaminant of concern in many indoor environments, including residential and commercial buildings. Health guidelines for exposure to particles are in units of mass concentrations. Relative to time-integrated mass measurements collected on filters, real-time particle counters are less time-consuming to operate. Studies found reasonable correlation between these two measurement techniques, but agreement may vary in different sampling environments, and depends on the instruments used. We performed a side-by-side comparison of particle counts and mass concentrations estimated by three types of real-time instruments: MetOne BT-637 optical particle counter (OPC), TSI DustTrak aerosol monitor, and TSI aerodynamic particle sizer (APS) spectrometer. In addition to these real-time instruments, time-integrated particle mass was also collected using PM2.5 and PM10 Personal Environmental Monitors (PEMs) manufactured by SKC. Sampling was conducted for two consecutive days in an occupied single-family house in Berkeley, California. Concentration profiles had similar trends, with DustTraks reporting higher particle mass concentrations, partially explained by the density value assumed in the calibration. We made assumptions for particle size and density to calculate the PM2.5 and PM10 mass concentrations for the MetOne and APS, and compared with the filter-based measurements. Despite uncertainties and assumptions, there was generally good agreement for the different methods.

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Interfractional Dose Variations in Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy With Breath-Hold for Pancreatic Cancer  

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Purpose: To investigate the interfractional dose variations for intensity-modulated radiotherapy (RT) combined with breath-hold (BH) at end-exhalation (EE) for pancreatic cancer. Methods and Materials: A total of 10 consecutive patients with pancreatic cancer were enrolled. Each patient was fixed in the supine position on an individualized vacuum pillow with both arms raised. Computed tomography (CT) scans were performed before RT, and three additional scans were performed during the course of chemoradiotherapy using a conventional RT technique. The CT data were acquired under EE-BH conditions (BH-CT) using a visual feedback technique. The intensity-modulated RT plan, which used five 15-MV coplanar ports, was designed on the initial BH-CT set with a prescription dose of 39 Gy at 2.6 Gy/fraction. After rigid image registration between the initial and subsequent BH-CT scans, the dose distributions were recalculated on the subsequent BH-CT images under the same conditions as in planning. Changes in the dose-volume metrics of the gross tumor volume (GTV), clinical target volume (CTV = GTV + 5 mm), stomach, and duodenum were evaluated. Results: For the GTV and clinical target volume (CTV), the 95th percentile of the interfractional variations in the maximal dose, mean dose, dose covering 95% volume of the region of structure, and percentage of the volume covered by the 90% isodose line were within {+-}3%. Although the volume covered by the 39 Gy isodose line for the stomach and duodenum did not exceed 0.1 mL at planning, the volume covered by the 39 Gy isodose line for these structures was up to 11.4 cm{sup 3} and 1.8 cm{sup 3}, respectively. Conclusions: Despite variations in the gastrointestinal state and abdominal wall position at EE, the GTV and CTV were mostly ensured at the planned dose, with the exception of 1 patient. Compared with the duodenum, large variations in the stomach volume receiving high-dose radiation were observed, which might be beyond the negligible range in achieving dose escalation with intensity-modulated RT combined with BH at EE.

Nakamura, Mitsuhiro [Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-Applied Therapy, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto (Japan); Shibuya, Keiko, E-mail: kei@kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-Applied Therapy, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto (Japan); Nakamura, Akira [Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-Applied Therapy, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto (Japan); Shiinoki, Takehiro [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto (Japan); Matsuo, Yukinori [Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-Applied Therapy, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto (Japan); Nakata, Manabu [Clinical Radiology Service Division, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto (Japan); Sawada, Akira; Mizowaki, Takashi; Hiraoka, Masahiro [Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-Applied Therapy, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto (Japan)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cardiac Motion During Deep-Inspiration Breath-Hold: Implications for Breast Cancer Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: Many patients with left-sided breast cancer receive adjuvant radiotherapy during deep-inspiration breath hold (DIBH) to minimize radiation exposure to the heart. We measured the displacement of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and heart owing to cardiac motion during DIBH, relative to the standard tangential fields for left breast cancer radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: A total of 20 patients who had undergone computed tomography-based coronary angiography with retrospective electrocardiographic gating were randomly selected for the present study. The patients underwent scanning during DIBH to control the influence of respiration on cardiac motion. Standard medial and lateral tangential fields were placed, and the LADs were contoured on the systolic- and diastolic-phase computed tomography data sets by the clinicians. Displacement of the LAD during cardiac contractions was calculated in three directions: toward the posterior edge of the treatment fields, left-right, and anteroposterior. Displacement of the entire heart was measured on the maximal and minimal intensity projection computed tomography images. Results: The mean displacement of the LAD from cardiac contraction without the influence of respiration for 20 patients was 2.3 mm (range, 0.7-3.8) toward the posterior edge of the treatment fields, 2.6 mm (range, 1.0-6.8) in the left-right direction, and 2.3 mm (range, 0.6-6.5) in the anteroposterior direction. At least 30% of the LAD volume was displaced >5 mm in any direction in 2 patients (10%), and <10% of the LAD volume was displaced >5 mm in 10 patients (50%). The extent of displacement of the heart periphery during cardiac motion was negligible near the treatment fields. Conclusions: Displacement of the heart periphery near the treatment fields was negligible during DIBH; however, displacement of the LAD from cardiac contraction varied substantially between and within patients. We recommend maintaining {>=}5 mm of distance between the LAD and the field edge for patients undergoing breast cancer radiotherapy during DIBH.

Wang Xiaochun, E-mail: xiaochunw@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Pan Tinsu [Department of Imaging Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Pinnix, Chelsea [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Zhang, Sean X.; Salehpour, Mohammad; Sun, Tzouh Liang [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Gladish, Gregory [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Strom, Eric A.; Perkins, George H.; Tereffe, Welela; Woodward, Wendy; Hoffman, Karen E.; Buchholz, Thomas A.; Yu, T. Kuan [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid formation of large dust grains in the luminous supernova SN 2010jl  

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The origin of dust in galaxies is still a mystery. The majority of the refractory elements are produced in supernova explosions but it is unclear how and where dust grains condense and grow, and how they avoid destruction in the harsh environments of star-forming galaxies. The recent detection of 0.1-0.5 solar masses of dust in nearby supernova remnants suggests in situ dust formation, while other observations reveal very little dust in supernovae the first few years after explosion. Observations of the bright SN 2010jl have been interpreted as pre-existing dust, dust formation or no dust at all. Here we report the rapid (40-240 days) formation of dust in its dense circumstellar medium. The wavelength dependent extinction of this dust reveals the presence of very large (> 1 micron) grains, which are resistant to destructive processes. At later times (500-900 days), the near-IR thermal emission shows an accelerated growth in dust mass, marking the transition of the supernova from a circumstellar- to an ejecta-...

Gall, Christa; Watson, Darach; Dwek, Eli; Maund, Justyn R; Fox, Ori; Leloudas, Giorgos; Malesani, Daniele; Day-Jones, Avril C

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL MODELS FOR DERIVING DUST MASSES AND GRAIN SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS IN SUPERNOVA EJECTA. I. RADIATIVELY HEATED DUST IN THE CRAB NEBULA  

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Recent far-infrared (IR) observations of supernova remnants (SNRs) have revealed significantly large amounts of newly condensed dust in their ejecta, comparable to the total mass of available refractory elements. The dust masses derived from these observations assume that all the grains of a given species radiate at the same temperature, regardless of the dust heating mechanism or grain radius. In this paper, we derive the dust mass in the ejecta of the Crab Nebula, using a physical model for the heating and radiation from the dust. We adopt a power-law distribution of grain sizes and two different dust compositions (silicates and amorphous carbon), and calculate the heating rate of each dust grain by the radiation from the pulsar wind nebula. We find that the grains attain a continuous range of temperatures, depending on their size and composition. The total mass derived from the best-fit models to the observed IR spectrum is 0.019-0.13 M{sub Sun }, depending on the assumed grain composition. We find that the power-law size distribution of dust grains is characterized by a power-law index of 3.5-4.0 and a maximum grain size larger than 0.1 {mu}m. The grain sizes and composition are consistent with what is expected for dust grains formed in a Type IIP supernova (SN). Our derived dust mass is at least a factor of two less than the mass reported in previous studies of the Crab Nebula that assumed more simplified two-temperature models. These models also require a larger mass of refractory elements to be locked up in dust than was likely available in the ejecta. The results of this study show that a physical model resulting in a realistic distribution of dust temperatures can constrain the dust properties and affect the derived dust masses. Our study may also have important implications for deriving grain properties and mass estimates in other SNRs and for the ultimate question of whether SNe are major sources of dust in the Galactic interstellar medium and in external galaxies.

Temim, Tea; Dwek, Eli, E-mail: tea.temim@nasa.gov [Observational Cosmology Lab, Code 665, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice dynamics of the potential-induced breathing model: Phonon dispersion in the alkaline-earth oxides  

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We find the dynamical matrix for the potential-induced breathing (PIB) model for ionic solids, and calculate with no adjustable parameters the phonon-dispersion relations for the alkaline-earth oxides in the B1 structure. Our approach is similar to that of Gordon and Kim, in which the crystalline charge densities are estimated by overlapping atomic charge densities, which are then converted to energy by electron-gas approximations. It goes beyond the original Gordon-Kim model by allowing for spherical breathing of the atoms in response to the long-range potential, and beyond later refinements of the modified-electron-gas models by explicitly including the effects of PIB on the self-energy and the overlap interactions. This allows us to treat general deformations and lattice dynamics including the many-body PIB effects. PIB couples the long- and short-range forces in a way that is not present in any other lattice-dynamical model, since the spherical charge relaxation is coupled to the long-range electrostatic potential. PIB gives better agreement for the splitting of the longitudinal- and transverse-optic mode frequencies than is found with rigid-ion models, as well as much improved acoustic branches. PIB is a nonempirical model; no experimental data are used other than the values of fundamental constants such as Planck’s constant and the atomic masses.

Ronald E. Cohen; L. L. Boyer; M. J. Mehl

1987-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Eight-year Climatology of Dust Optical Depth on Mars  

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We have produced a multiannual climatology of airborne dust from Martian year 24 to 31 using multiple datasets of retrieved or estimated column optical depths. The datasets are based on observations of the Martian atmosphere from April 1999 to July 2013 made by different orbiting instruments: the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) aboard Mars Global Surveyor, the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) aboard Mars Odyssey, and the Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) aboard Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The procedure we have adopted consists of gridding the available retrievals of column dust optical depth (CDOD) from TES and THEMIS nadir observations, as well as the estimates of this quantity from MCS limb observations. Our gridding method calculates averages and uncertainties on a regularly spaced, but possibly incomplete, spatio-temporal grid, using an iterative procedure weighted in space, time, and retrieval uncertainty. In order to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the resulting gridded maps, we validat...

Montabone, L; Millour, E; Wilson, R J; Lewis, S R; Cantor, B A; Kass, D; Kleinboehl, A; Lemmon, M; Smith, M D; Wolff, M J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spherically symmetric cosmological spacetimes with dust and radiation — numerical implementation  

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We present new numerical cosmological solutions of the Einstein Field Equations. The spacetime is spherically symmetric with a source of dust and radiation approximated as a perfect fluid. The dust and radiation are necessarily non-comoving due to the inhomogeneity of the spacetime. Such a model can be used to investigate non-linear general relativistic effects present during decoupling or big-bang nucleosynthesis, as well as for investigating void models of dark energy with isocurvature degrees of freedom. We describe the full evolution of the spacetime as well as the redshift and luminosity distance for a central observer. After demonstrating accuracy of the code, we consider a few example models, and demonstrate the sensitivity of the late time model to the degree of inhomogeneity of the initial radiation contrast.

Lim, Woei Chet [Department of Mathematics, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240 (New Zealand); Regis, Marco [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Torino and INFN, Torino (Italy); Clarkson, Chris, E-mail: wclim@waikato.ac.nz, E-mail: regis@to.infn.it, E-mail: chris.clarkson@gmail.com [Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre, and Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town (South Africa)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling the effects of dust on galaxy spectra Miller Crawford  

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of a double exponential: ae d = ae 0 exp (\\GammaR=R d ) exp (\\Gammajzj=z d ) where z = r cos ` The bulge is given by a King profile: ae b = ae 0 h 1 + i r r c j 2 i \\Gammafl where fl = 3=2 (stars) and fl = 3=4(dust) Disks are truncated at R gal = 6R d , and bulges are truncated at the tidal radius R t = 10 2:2 r

Tittley, Eric

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Canadian House Dust Study: Lead Bioaccessibility and Speciation  

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Vacuum samples were collected from 1025 randomly selected urban Canadian homes to investigate bioaccessible Pb (Pb{sub S}) concentrations in settled house dust. Results indicate a polymodal frequency distribution, consisting of three lognormally distributed subpopulations defined as 'urban background' (geomean 58 {micro}g g{sup -1}), 'elevated' (geomean 447 {micro}g g{sup -1}), and 'anomalous' (geomean 1730 {micro}g g{sup -1}). Dust Pb{sub S} concentrations in 924 homes (90%) fall into the 'urban background' category. The elevated and anomalous subpopulations predominantly consist of older homes located in central core areas of cities. The influence of house age is evidenced by a moderate correlation between house age and dust Pb{sub S} content (R{sup 2} = 0.34; n = 1025; p < 0.01), but it is notable that more than 10% of homes in the elevated/anomalous category were built after 1980. Conversely, the benefit of home remediation is evidenced by the large number of homes (33%) in the background category that were built before 1960. The dominant dust Pb species determined using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy were as follows: Pb carbonate, Pb hydroxyl carbonate, Pb sulfate, Pb chromate, Pb oxide, Pb citrate, Pb metal, Pb adsorbed to Fe- and Al-oxyhydroxides, and Pb adsorbed to humate. Pb bioaccessibility estimated from solid phase speciation predicts Pb bioaccessibility measured using a simulated gastric extraction (R{sup 2} = 0.85; n = 12; p < 0.0001). The trend toward increased Pb bioaccessibility in the elevated and anomalous subpopulations (75% {+-} 18% and 81% {+-} 8%, respectively) compared to background (63% {+-} 18%) is explained by the higher proportion of bioaccessible compounds used as pigments in older paints (Pb carbonate and Pb hydroxyl carbonate). This population-based study provides a nationally representative urban baseline for applications in human health risk assessment and risk management.

P Rasmussen; S Beauchemin; M Chenier; C Levesque; L MacLean; L Marrow; H Jones-Otazo; S Petrovic; L McDonald; H Gardner

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon formation and metal dusting in advanced coal gasification processes  

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The product gases generated by coal gasification systems contain high concentrations of CO and, characteristically, have relatively high carbon activities. Accordingly, carbon deposition and metal dusting can potentially degrade the operation of such gasifier systems. Therefore, the product gas compositions of eight representative gasifier systems were examined with respect to the carbon activity of the gases at temperatures ranging from 480 to 1,090 C. Phase stability calculations indicated that Fe{sub 3}C is stable only under very limited thermodynamic conditions and with certain kinetic assumptions and that FeO and Fe{sub 0.877}S tend to form instead of the carbide. As formation of Fe{sub 3}C is a necessary step in the metal dusting of steels, there are numerous gasifier environments where this type of carbon-related degradation will not occur, particularly under conditions associated with higher oxygen and sulfur activities. These calculations also indicated that the removal of H{sub 2}S by a hot-gas cleanup system may have less effect on the formation of Fe{sub 3}C in air-blown gasifier environments, where the iron oxide phase can exist and is unaffected by the removal of sulfur, than in oxygen-blown systems, where iron sulfide provides the only potential barrier to Fe{sub 3}C formation. Use of carbon- and/or low-alloy steels dictates that the process gas composition be such that Fe{sub 3}C cannot form if the potential for metal dusting is to be eliminated. Alternatively, process modifications could include the reintroduction of hydrogen sulfide, cooling the gas to perhaps as low as 400 C and/or steam injection. If higher-alloy steels are used, a hydrogen sulfide-free gas may be processed without concern about carbon deposition and metal dusting.

DeVan, J.H.; Tortorelli, P.F.; Judkins, R.R.; Wright, I.G.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACCELERATION OF CHARGED PARTICLES  

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... similarity in its behaviour to that of a synchronous motor, he has called a 'synchroton'. It is shown that a particle, the energy of which (called its ' ...

1946-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

334

Carl Gagliardi Modern Particle  

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Carl Gagliardi Modern Particle Accelerators and Detectors A Household Survey Carl A. Gagliardi 2 Carl Gagliardi Alyson Clarke * High school All Star swimmer * My niece To do well...

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Deformed Wong particles  

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By generalizing the Feynman proof of the Lorentz force law, recently reported by Dyson, we derive equations of motion for particles possessing internal degrees of freedom Ia which do not, in general, generate a finite algebra. We obtain consistency criteria for fields which interact with such particles. We use the results to argue that SU(2) gauge invariance is broken to U(1) when a particle with internal SUq(2) degrees of freedom is coupled to SU(2) gauge fields. We further claim that when such an SUq(2) particle acts as a source for the field theory, the second-rank antisymmetric field tensor, in general, cannot be globally defined.

A. Stern and I. Yakushin

1993-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust Masses, PAH Abundances, and Starlight Intensities in the SINGS Galaxy Sample  

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Physical dust models are presented for 65 galaxies in the SINGS survey that are strongly detected in the four IRAC bands and three MIPS bands. For each galaxy we estimate (1) the total dust mass, (2) the fraction of the dust mass contributed by PAHs, and (3) the intensity of the starlight heating the dust grains. We find that spiral galaxies have dust properties resembling the dust in the local region of the Milky Way, with similar dust-to-gas ratio, and similar PAH abundance. The observed SEDs, including galaxies with SCUBA photometry, can be reproduced by dust models that do not require "cold" (Tmedia of galaxies with A_O=12+log(O/H)>8.1, grains contain a substantial fraction of interstellar Mg, Si and Fe. Galaxies with A_O8.1 have a median q_PAH=3.55%. The derived dust masses favor a value X_CO approx 4e20 cm^{-2}(K kms)^{-1} for the CO to H_2 conversion factor. Except for some starbursting systems (Mrk33, Tolo89, NGC3049), dust in the diffuse ISM dominates the IR power.

B. T. Draine; D. A. Dale; G. Bendo; K. D. Gordon; J. D. T. Smith; L. Armus; C. W. Engelbracht; G. Helou; R. C. Kennicutt; A. Li; H. Roussel; F. Walter; D. Calzetti; J. Moustakas; E. J. Murphy; G. H. Rieke; C. Bot; D. J. Hollenbach; K. Sheth; H. I. Teplitz

2007-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of PM?? and high-volume air samplers using a Coulter Counter Particle Size Analyzer  

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by the HiVol/Coulter process. The HiVol/Coulter process includes the determination of the percent of particles less than 10 um (AED) on a total suspended particulate matter filter. Representative particle size distributions were obtained for cotton dust... with an aerodynamic equivalent diameter (AED) larger than 10 micrometers (um) were seldom found in the air spaces of the lungs, Particles larger than 10 um (AED) do not pass the filtering mechanisms of the respiratory tract and are of less concern (AMA, 1963...

Herber, Douglas John

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A Synchrotron-Based Facility for the in-situ Location, Chemical and Mineralogical Characterization of ~10 um Particles Captured in Aerogel  

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NASA's Stardust mission collected dust from the coma of Comet Wild-2 on January 2nd, 2004, by direct capture into aerogel cells that flew through the dust coma at 6 km/s. Stardust collected several hundred comet particles >10 {mu}m in size. These comet samples were delivered to Earth on January 15th, 2006. We developed a facility at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, NY, USA) for the in-situ characterization of 10 {mu}m particles collected in aerogel. These analytical instruments allow us to perform extensive chemical, mineralogical, and size-frequency characterization of particles captured in aerogel. These analyses are conducted without any invasive extraction, minimizing the possibility of contamination or particle loss during preparation. This facility was used to determine the chemical composition, the oxidation state, the mineralogy and to provide an indication of the grain size of the Wild-2 particles before they were removed from the aerogel. This information provides a catalog of particle types, allowing a more reasoned allocation of the particles to subsequent investigators based on a relatively detailed knowledge of the chemical composition and mineralogy of each particle. These measurements allowed a comparison of the chemical and mineralogical properties of the Wild-2 particles with other types of extraterrestrial materials, including interplanetary dust particles and meteorites. The success of in-situ analysis for Wild 2 particles demonstrates that synchrotron-based facilities will be important for the analysis of particles collected in aerogel on future earth-orbiting satellites and spacecraft.

Flynn, G.; Sutton, S; Lanzirotti, A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilization of Lignite Reserves and Simultaneous Improvement of Dust Emissions and Operation Efficiency of a Power Plant by Controlling the Calcium (Total and Free) Content of the Fed Lignite. Application on the Agios Dimitrios Power Plant, Ptolemais, Greece  

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Utilization of Lignite Reserves and Simultaneous Improvement of Dust Emissions and Operation Efficiency of a Power Plant by Controlling the Calcium (Total and Free) Content of the Fed Lignite. ... Using the technique mentioned above, by determining the lignite recoverable blocks and progressively improving the mixing of the lignites with different qualities, the solid particle emissions were generally stabilized and reduced (lower than 150 mg m-3), with the best improvement observed around April 1999 and afterward (Figures 2?5). ...

Nestoras Kolovos; Andreas Georgakopoulos; Anestis Filippidis; Constantinos Kavouridis

2002-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

340

Condensation Particle Counter  

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Model 3007 Condensation Particle Counter Operation and Service Manual 1930035, Revision C August 2002 P a r t i c l e I n s t r u m e n t s #12;#12;Model 3007 Condensation Particle Counter Operation............................................................................V 1. UNPACKING AND PARTS IDENTIFICATION..................................1 Unpacking the Condensation

Weber, Rodney

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341

Volumetric particle modeling  

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................................................................................................ 46 16 Grid cells overlap each other by the maximum diameter of all the particles ................. 46 17 Perpendicular and parallel projection of impact force ................................................... 52 18 Lack of particle motion... displayed using spheres and cubes.............................................................. 127 63 Raytraced ice cube melting............................................................................................ 128 xi LIST...

Dingle, Brent Michael

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

342

Cool dust heating and temperature mixing in nearby star-forming galaxies  

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Physical conditions of the interstellar medium in galaxies are closely linked to the ambient radiation field and the heating of dust grains. In order to characterize dust properties in galaxies over a wide range of physical conditions, we present here the radial surface brightness profiles of the entire sample of 61 galaxies from Key Insights into Nearby Galaxies: Far-Infrared Survey with Herschel (KINGFISH). The main goal of our work is the characterization of the grain emissivities, dust temperatures, and interstellar radiation fields responsible for heating the dust. After fitting the dust and stellar radial profiles with exponential functions, we fit the far-infrared spectral energy distribution (SED) in each annular region with single-temperature modified black bodies using both variable (MBBV) and fixed (MBBF) emissivity indices beta, as well as with physically motivated dust models. Results show that while most SED parameters decrease with radius, the emissivity index beta also decreases with radius in...

Hunt, L K; Bianchi, S; Gordon, K D; Aniano, G; Calzetti, D; Dale, D A; Helou, G; Hinz, J L; Kennicutt, R C; Roussel, H; Wilson, C D; Bolatto, A; Boquien, M; Croxall, K V; Galametz, M; de Paz, A Gil; Koda, J; Munoz-Mateos, J C; Sandstrom, K M; Sauvage, M; Vigroux, L; Zibetti, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some Particle Properties  

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Particle Properties Particle Properties An Article Written Originally for Midlevel Teachers Back A particle, increasing its speed because of some force acting on it, gains energy of motion. An electron (negatively charged) gains one electron volt (eV) of energy in accelerating through a vacuum from the negative end to the positive end of a one-volt battery. The one eV of energy is given up to other particles as the electron crashes into the positive end. A proton (positively charged) traveling from positive to negative pole through the vacuum would also gain one eV of energy and give it up in its collision with particles in the negative end. This proton collision is similar to the proton beam collision with a target at Fermilab, but at Fermilab the proton energy is much greater.

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Imaging alpha particle detector  

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

Anderson, D.F.

1980-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging alpha particle detector  

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

Anderson, David F. (Los Alamos, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air-Breathing Laminar Flow-Based Microfluidic Fuel Cell Ranga S. Jayashree, Lajos Gancs, Eric R. Choban,, Alex Primak, Dilip Natarajan,  

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Air-Breathing Laminar Flow-Based Microfluidic Fuel Cell Ranga S. Jayashree, Lajos Gancs, Eric R-based microfluidic fuel cell. Micro fuel cells have long been recognized as promising high energy density power,5 and microfluidic cells.6 Recent efforts have shown that the microfluidic transport phenomenon of laminar flow can

Kenis, Paul J. A.

347

Chemistry touches your life every day, from the air you breathe to the food you eat. The science of chemistry examines the atomic and  

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Chemistry Chemistry touches your life every day, from the air you breathe to the food you eat. The science of chemistry examines the atomic and molecular structure of matter and relates these structural medicine and biochemistry to plastics. The study of chemistry offers excellent undergraduate preparation

Miles, Will

348

A New Facility for Studying Shock Wave Passage over Dust Layers  

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A NEW FACILITY FOR STUDYING SHOCK WAVE PASSAGE OVER DUST LAYERS A Thesis by BRANDON DAVID MARKS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... Brandon David Marks ii ABSTRACT To ensure safety regarding dust explosion hazards, it is important to study the dust lifting process experimentally and identify important parameters that will be valuable for development and validation...

Marks, Brandon

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

349

Evolution of a Dust Void in a Radio-Frequency Plasma Sheath  

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The onset and growth of a dust void are investigated in a radio-frequency (rf) sheath of a capacitively coupled argon plasma. A circularly symmetric void emerges and grows with increasing rf power and pressure in the central region of the dust cloud levitating in the sheath. Experimental measurements of the void diameter are compared with the predictions of a simple phenomenological theory, based on a balance of forces on dust grains.

R. P. Dahiya; G. V. Paeva; W. W. Stoffels; E. Stoffels; G. M. W. Kroesen; K. Avinash; A. Bhattacharjee

2002-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Resuspension of carbon dust collected in Tore Supra and exposed to turbulent airflow: Controlled experiments and comparison with model  

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Abstract This work presents the results of experiments conducted with carbon microparticles collected in the tokamak Tore Supra in order to characterize their resuspension behaviour from a stainless-steel substrate when exposed to turbulent airflow. Experiments were conducted in a wind tunnel with controlled velocity profiles and monitored environmental conditions. A consequent amount of dust has been collected in the vessel of the tokamak and a bimodal particle size distribution of samples is first demonstrated. Comparison with resuspension of alumina powders with equivalent particle size distributions under turbulent airflow is also discussed. Results for both carbon and alumina microparticles are then compared to a theoretical resuspension model. Data reveal that exposing multilayer deposits with bimodal particle size distributions to low-speed flows (i.e. 3–10 m/s) induces a significant reduction of the mobilized fractions compared to what was predicted by the model. In addition, results helped to highlight some limitations in the model to physically describe changes in the adhesive strength that can occur with a polydisperse deposit.

S. Peillon; A. Roynette; C. Grisolia; F. Gensdarmes

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An air-breathing microfluidic formic acid fuel cell with a porous planar anode: experimental and numerical investigations  

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This paper reports the fabrication, characterization and numerical simulation of an air-breathing membraneless laminar flow-based fuel cell with carbon-fiber-based paper as an anode. The fuel cell uses 1 M formic acid as the fuel. Parameters from experimental results were used to establish a three-dimensional numerical model with COMSOL Multiphysics. The simulation predicts the mass transport and electrochemical reactions of the tested fuel cell using the same geometry and operating conditions. Simulation results predict that the oxygen concentration over an air-breathing cathode is almost constant for different flow rates of the fuel and electrolyte. In contrast, the growth of a depletion boundary layer of the fuel over the anode can be the major reason for low current density and low fuel utilization. At a low flow rate of 10 µl min?1, simulation results show a severe fuel diffusion to the cathode side, which is the main reason for the degradation of the open-circuit potential from 0.78 V at 500 µl min?1 to 0.58 V at 10 µl min?1 as observed in experiments. Decreasing the total flow rate 50 times from 500 µl min?1 to 10 µl min?1 only reduces the maximum power density approximately two times from 7.9 to 3.9 mW cm?2, while fuel utilization increases from 1.03% to 38.9% indicating a higher fuel utilization at low flow rates. Numerical simulation can be used for further optimization, to find a compromise between power density and fuel utilization.

Seyed Ali Mousavi Shaegh; Nam-Trung Nguyen; Siew Hwa Chan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ITP Materials: Poster - Development of Materials Resistant to Metal Dusting Degradation  

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metal dusting phenomenon metal dusting phenomenon in simulated process environments ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ITP Materials, Sensors, and Automation, and Glass Project and Portfolio Review Meeting, June 21-24, Arlington, Virginia. K. Natesan, Z. Zeng, and D. L. Rink Energy Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, 60439 Introduction Metal dusting is a metal loss process that occurs in hot reactive gases The prerequisite for metal dusting is that carbon activity in the gas phase has to be >>1 Metal ends up as fine powder Pitting and crevice attack are common forms

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COLD DUST BUT WARM GAS IN THE UNUSUAL ELLIPTICAL GALAXY NGC 4125  

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Data from the Herschel Space Observatory have revealed an unusual elliptical galaxy, NGC 4125, which has strong and extended submillimeter emission from cold dust but only very strict upper limits to its CO and H I emission. Depending on the dust emissivity, the total dust mass is 2-5 × 10{sup 6} M {sub ?}. While the neutral gas-to-dust mass ratio is extremely low (<12-30), including the ionized gas traced by [C II] emission raises this limit to <39-100. The dust emission follows a similar r {sup 1/4} profile to the stellar light and the dust to stellar mass ratio is toward the high end of what is found in nearby elliptical galaxies. We suggest that NGC 4125 is currently in an unusual phase where evolved stars produced in a merger-triggered burst of star formation are pumping large amounts of gas and dust into the interstellar medium. In this scenario, the low neutral gas-to-dust mass ratio is explained by the gas being heated to temperatures ?10{sup 4} K faster than the dust is evaporated. If galaxies like NGC 4125, where the far-infrared emission does not trace neutral gas in the usual manner, are common at higher redshift, this could have significant implications for our understanding of high redshift galaxies and galaxy evolution.

Wilson, C. D.; Cridland, A.; Foyle, K.; Parkin, T. J.; Cooper, E. Mentuch [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1 (Canada)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1 (Canada); Roussel, H. [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS UMR 7095, F-75014 Paris (France)] [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS UMR 7095, F-75014 Paris (France); Sauvage, M.; Lebouteiller, V.; Madden, S. [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS-Université Paris Diderot DAPNIA/Service d'Astrophysique, Bât. 709, CEA-Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France)] [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS-Université Paris Diderot DAPNIA/Service d'Astrophysique, Bât. 709, CEA-Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Smith, M. W. L.; Gear, W. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA (United Kingdom)] [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA (United Kingdom); Baes, M.; De Looze, I. [Sterrenkundig Observatorium, Universiteit Gent, Krijgslaan 281 S9, B-9000 Gent (Belgium)] [Sterrenkundig Observatorium, Universiteit Gent, Krijgslaan 281 S9, B-9000 Gent (Belgium); Bendo, G. [UK ALMA Regional Centre Node, Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)] [UK ALMA Regional Centre Node, Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Boquien, M.; Boselli, A.; Ciesla, L. [Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille) UMR 7326, F-13388 Marseille (France)] [Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille) UMR 7326, F-13388 Marseille (France); Clements, D. L. [Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)] [Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Cooray, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Galametz, M. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); and others

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline dust impact Sample Search Results  

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Chem. Phys., 10, 39994012, 2010 www.atmos-chem-phys.net1039992010 Summary: in terms of accumulation of nitrate and sulfate, titration of dust alkalinity, and impact on...

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Dusts resuspension Test in the STARDUST Facility: Experimental and CFD Analysis.  

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??This thesis is related to the application of the CFD FLUENT code to the dust resuspension tests performed inside the STARDUST (Small Tank for Aerosol… (more)

FREDIANI, FRANCESCO

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gossypol content of industrial cotton dust: evaluation and application of the Gossypol - Aniline complex method  

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GOSSYPOL CONTENT OF TWO TYPES OF BRACT. ~Pa e Zl RANGE AND ARITHMETIC 'PIEAN OF DUST CONCENTRATIONS IN THE F IVE MAIN PROCESSING OP E RAT I ONS . 27 I ZI. CONCENTRATION OF THREE DUST FRACTIONS AS PERCENTAGE OF '1OTAL DUST CONCENTRATION. . . IV... at a def ? nite conclu- sior that the diseas, is industr'al in origin and due to the inhalation o+ cotton dust. . . The connection of respiratory disease of the type we have been considering with cert:ain forms of occupations concerned...

Gruenwald, Guillermo Jose Samuel

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asthma dust mite Sample Search Results  

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cell Summary: -cockroach, anti-mouse, and anti-dust mite IgE levels, wheeze, cough, eczema and asthma. Results: Correlations... , maternal asthma, prenatal cockroach...

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Clementine Observations of the Zodiacal Light and the Dust Content of the Inner Solar System  

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Using the Moon to occult the Sun, the Clementine spacecraft used its navigation cameras to map the inner zodiacal light at optical wavelengths over elongations of 3-30 degrees from the Sun. This surface brightness map is then used to infer the spatial distribution of interplanetary dust over heliocentric distances of about 10 solar radii to the orbit of Venus. We also apply a simple model that attributes the zodiacal light as being due to three dust populations having distinct inclination distributions, namely, dust from asteroids and Jupiter-family comets (JFCs), dust from Halley-type comets, and an isotropic cloud of dust from Oort Cloud comets. The best-fitting scenario indicates that asteroids + JFCs are the source of about 45% of the optical dust cross-section seen in the ecliptic at 1 AU, but that at least 89% of the dust cross-section enclosed by a 1 AU radius sphere is of a cometary origin. When these results are extrapolated out to the asteroid belt, we find an upper limit on the mass of the light-reflecting asteroidal dust that is equivalent to a 12 km asteroid, and a similar extrapolation of the isotropic dust cloud out to Oort Cloud distances yields a mass equivalent to a 30 km comet, although the latter mass is uncertain by orders of magnitude.

J. M. Hahn; H. A. Zook; B. Cooper; B. Sunkara

2002-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - absorption features dust Sample Search...  

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: absorption features dust Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 INFORMATICS The International Journal of...

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Coal dust exposure among power station workers during normal operations at Hatfield's Ferry Power Station.  

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??Changes in coal composition could produce higher levels of coal dust exposure thanthose found in the past at Hatfield's Ferry Power Station. Air sampling was… (more)

Lewis, Christian S.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coordinated FA-MS and SIFT-MS analyses of breath following ingestion of D2O and ethanol: total body water, dispersal kinetics and ethanol metabolism  

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A coordinated study of the dispersal of water between the various body compartments (stomach and gut, blood stream and tissue) and the similar dispersal kinetics of ethanol and its metabolism has been carried out involving two healthy volunteers using flowing afterglow mass spectrometry, FA-MS, and selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry, SIFT-MS. Thus, using these techniques, the variations of HDO and ethanol in breath, measured in successive single exhalations, were followed in real time after the ingestion of measured quantities of D2O and ethanol in proportion to the body weights of the subjects at the dose rates D2O ~ 0.283 g kg–1, ethanol ~0.067 g kg–1. During the FA-MS experimental periods (about 2 h), the dispersion of HDO into the body water and finally its equilibration in the total body water is observed from which total body water for each subject was determined. In the SIFT-MS measurements, the dispersion of ethanol into the body water and its loss via metabolism was observed until the physiological (pre-dose) breath level of ethanol for each individual was restored. A simple linear transformation is used to derive the time variations of the blood levels of HDO and ethanol. This has allowed a comparison of the fractions of the ingested ethanol that are metabolized during first-pass metabolism for the two subjects. Thus, in one subject 30% and in the other subject 40% of the ingested alcohol is metabolized in the first 20 min following ingestion. The good time resolution allowed by non-invasive breath analysis ensures that the rates of processes such as ethanol metabolism can be accurately measured. Simultaneous measurements of breath acetaldehyde (largely formed via the ethanol metabolism) and acetone were also performed during the SIFT-MS single breath exhalations.

Patrik Špan?l; Tianshu Wang; David Smith

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The roles of non-extensivity and dust concentration as bifurcation parameters in dust-ion acoustic traveling waves in magnetized dusty plasma  

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Dust ion-acoustic traveling waves are studied in a magnetized dusty plasma in presence of static dust and non-extensive distributed electrons in the framework of Zakharov-Kuznesstov-Burgers (ZKB) equation. System of coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations is derived from ZKB equation, and equilibrium points are obtained. Nonlinear wave phenomena are studied numerically using fourth order Runge-Kutta method. The change from unstable to stable solution and consequently to asymptotic stable of dust ion acoustic traveling waves is studied through dynamical system approach. It is found that some dramatical features emerge when the non-extensive parameter and the dust concentration parameters are varied. Behavior of the solution of the system changes from unstable to stable and stable to asymptotic stable depending on the value of the non-extensive parameter. It is also observed that when the dust concentration is increased the solution pattern is changed from oscillatory shocks to periodic solution. Thus, non-extensive and dust concentration parameters play crucial roles in determining the nature of the stability behavior of the system. Thus, the non-extensive parameter and the dust concentration parameters can be treated as bifurcation parameters.

Narayan Ghosh, Uday; Kumar Mandal, Pankaj, E-mail: pankajwbmsd@gmail.com; Chatterjee, Prasanta [Department of Mathematics, Siksha Bhavana Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal 731235 (India)] [Department of Mathematics, Siksha Bhavana Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal 731235 (India)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind resuspension of trace amounts of plutonium particles from soil in a semi-arid climate  

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This study of resuspension of soil containing minute amounts of plutonium (Pu-239) has been in progress at the Rocky Flats (RF) Plant since 1978. It is one of several studies initiated after wind relocated small amounts of soil-borne Pu-239 during cleanup of an outdoor storage area. The Pu-239-settled field is now sparsely covered with prairie grass typical of the area. Past studies were limited to comparisons of bulk soil activity with total activity in the airborne dust. This work covers the physics of the particle resuspension process. This report covers the following: (1) Pu-239 resuspension rate versus wind speed, (2) mechanisms of soil particle resuspension, (3) vertical concentration profile of Pu-239 particles, (4) Pu-239 and host particle size distribution and activity concentration. 5 references, 1 table.

Langer, G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of particle resuspension during walking activity to PM10 mass and number concentrations in an indoor microenvironment  

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Abstract Mass and number concentration of particulate matter (PM10) was measured during walking experiments inside a laboratory. In total 20 walking experiments were conducted in a period of 3 months. Particle number concentration was measured in the size range of 0.02–1 ?m, while, mass concentration was measured in the range 0.1–10 ?m. The PM10 mass increased during the activity, by average 84%, whereas, the walking activity had no impact on particle number concentration. Human induced resuspension rates were examined under different dust loadings. The different dust loadings used (25, 15, 5, 1 g/m2) in order to evaluate the impact of surface loading on the indoor PM10 mass concentration and on the resuspension rate. Walking style was the same in all experiments. Moreover, the experiments involved two different walking patterns inside the laboratory (rectangular and line). The impact of different speed was also examined. The average resuspension rate was calculated to be equal to 10?2–10?3 hr?1. No impact on resuspension rate was observed for different walking patterns or walking speed. On the other hand, the measured mass concentration inside the room was increased when using higher dust loading on the floor, although the estimated resuspension rate found independent on the initially deposited surface dust loading.

Norbert Serfozo; Sofia Eirini Chatoutsidou; Mihalis Lazaridis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust: A major environmental hazard on the earth's moon  

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On the Earth's Moon, obvious hazards to humans and machines are created by extreme temperature fluctuations, low gravity, and the virtual absence of any atmosphere. The most important other environmental factor is ionizing radiation. Less obvious environmental hazards that must be considered before establishing a manned presence on the lunar surface are the hazards from micrometeoroid bombardment, the nuisance of electro-statically-charged lunar dust, and an alien visual environment without familiar clues. Before man can establish lunar bases and lunar mining operations, and continue the exploration of that planet, we must develop a means of mitigating these hazards. 4 refs.

Heiken, G.; Vaniman, D.; Lehnert, B.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Pesticides in Dust from Homes in an Agricultural Area  

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Shortly after each clinic interview, staff visited their homes and recorded the following: a geographic positioning system (GPS) reading, distance to any agricultural field, number of household residents and rooms, whether residents were farmworkers or worked in agriculture, where work shoes and clothes were kept, and an inventory of pesticide products located in the home, garage, or yard. ... Yet, among dust levels in our study homes, where very few participants stored OPs in the home, chlorpyrifos concentrations were 2?3 fold higher than diazinon concentrations (Table 2). ... Of 112 homes, 58% of residences had crops within 500 m of their home, an intermediate distance for primary drift from aerial and ground applications. ...

Martha E. Harnly; Asa Bradman; Marcia Nishioka; Thomas E. McKone; Daniel Smith; Robert McLaughlin; Geri Kavanagh-Baird; Rosemary Castorina; Brenda Eskenazi

2009-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

367

INJECTION OF SUPERNOVA DUST IN NEARBY PROTOPLANETARY DISKS  

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The early solar system contained a number of short-lived radionuclides (SLRs) such as {sup 26}Al with half-lives <15 Myr. The one-time presence of {sup 60}Fe strongly suggests that the source of these radionuclides was a nearby supernova. In this paper, we investigate the 'aerogel' model, which hypothesizes that the solar system's SLRs were injected directly into the solar system's protoplanetary disk from a supernova within the same star-forming region. Previous work has shown that disks generally survive the impact of supernova ejecta, but also that little gaseous ejecta can be injected into the disk. The aerogel model hypothesizes that radionuclides in the ejecta condensed into micron-sized dust grains that were injected directly into the solar nebula disk. Here, we discuss the density structure of supernova ejecta and the observational support for dust condensation in the ejecta. We argue that supernova ejecta are clumpy and describe a model to quantify this clumpiness. We also argue that infrared observations may be underestimating the fraction of material that condenses into dust. Building on calculations of how supernova ejecta interact with protoplanetary disks, we calculate the efficiency with which dust grains in the ejecta are injected into a disk. We find that about 70% of material in grains roughly 0.4 {mu}m in diameter can be injected into disks. If ejecta are clumpy, the solar nebula was struck by a clump with higher-than-average {sup 26}Al and {sup 60}Fe, and these elements condensed efficiently into large grains, then the abundances of SLRs in the early solar system can be explained, even if the disk lies 2 pc from the supernova explosion. The probability that all these factors are met is low, perhaps {approx}10{sup -3}-10{sup -2}, and receiving as much {sup 26}Al and {sup 60}Fe as the solar system did may be a rare event. Still, the aerogel model remains a viable explanation for the origins of the radionuclides in the early solar system, and may be the most plausible one.

Ouellette, N. [Department of Physics, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871504, Tempe, AZ 85287-1504 (United States); Desch, S. J.; Hester, J. J. [School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404 (United States)

2010-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

368

Big Bang Day: 5 Particles - 5. The Next Particle  

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Simon Singh looks at the stories behind the discovery of 5 of the universe's most significant subatomic particles: the Electron, the Quark, the Anti-particle, the Neutrino and the "next particle". 5. The Next Particle The "sparticle" - a super symmetric partner to all the known particles could be the answer to uniting all the known particles and their interactions under one grand theoretical pattern of activity. But how do researchers know where to look for such phenomena and how do they know if they find them? Simon Singh reviews the next particle that physicists would like to find if the current particle theories are to ring true.

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2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The Particle Adventure  

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Shortcomings Shortcomings of the first data Shortcomings of the first data The data were convincing but not perfect, and there were significant shortcomings. For one thing, by July 4, 2012, there weren't enough statistics to measure whether the rate at which this particle (the Higgs boson) decays to various collections of less massive particles (the "branching ratios") are those predicted by the Standard Model. A "branching ratio" is simply the probability that a particle will decay via a given decay channel. These ratios are predicted by the Standard Model, and measured by observing the same particle decay over and over again. The next plot shows the best measurements we can make of the branching ratios with the data available in 2013. Since these are the ratios to the

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Fermilab | Science | Particle Physics  

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study topics such as dark matter and dark energy. Learn more about dark matter and dark energy. Muons thumbnail Particles called muons could help scientists see hidden or rare...

371

High Energy Solar Particles  

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6 May 1976 research-article High Energy Solar Particles J. J. Quenby Protons, heavy nuclei and electrons are seen to be emitted from solar flares with energies extending up to the relativistic region. Three different...

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Particle Physics Masterclass  

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Students from six local high schools -- Farmingdale, Sachem East, Shoreham, Smithtown East, Ward Melville, and William Floyd -- came to Brookhaven National Laboratory to experience research with particle physicist Helio Takai. They were among more than 6,

Helio Takai

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

373

Review of Particle Physics  

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This biennial Review summarizes much of Particle Physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 1600 new measurements from 550 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Magnetic Particle Process Improvement  

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The magnetic particle testing process is performed to find linear, surface and near surface discontinuities in ferromagnetic test materials. A wet fluorescent method is used at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T). This method employs a liquid carrier mixed with iron oxide particles in suspension, and the particles used in the method are coated with a fluorescent dye to make them visible under a black light. The process in its current state employs the use of a tank of liquid solution of a mineral oil carrier with iron oxide particles in suspension. The change to the use of an aerosol delivery system with the same material reduces the amount of waste involved in the process while preserving the sensitivity of the testing, shortens the flowtime for the test, and saves labor and material costs.

Hubert, R.R.

2002-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

375

Particle phenomenology and Maldacena  

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A brief review is offered of employing Maldacena's AdS/CFT correspondence in attempting to identify a model which extends to higher energy the standard model of particle phenomenology.

Paul H. Frampton

2008-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

376

Decay of accelerated particles  

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We study how the decay properties of particles are changed by acceleration. It is shown that under the influence of acceleration (1) the lifetime of particles is modified and (2) new processes (such as the decay of the proton) become possible. This is illustrated by considering scalar models for the decay of muons, pions, and protons. We discuss the close conceptual relation between these processes and the Unruh effect.

Rainer Müller

1997-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

377

ELEMENTARY PARTICLE INTERACTIONS  

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The High-Energy Elementary Particle Interactions group at UT during the last three years worked on the following directions and projects: Collider-based Particle Physics; Neutrino Physics, particularly participation in “NO?A”, “Double Chooz”, and “KamLAND” neutrino experiments; and Theory, including Scattering amplitudes, Quark-gluon plasma; Holographic cosmology; Holographic superconductors; Charge density waves; Striped superconductors; and Holographic FFLO states.

EFREMENKO, YURI; HANDLER, THOMAS; KAMYSHKOV, YURI; SIOPSIS, GEORGE; SPANIER, STEFAN

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Particle Laser Ablation | EMSL  

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Single Particle Laser Ablation Single Particle Laser Ablation Leads No leads are available at this time. Effect of Solar Radiation on the Optical Properties and Molecular...

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Optical Airborne Particle Counter Operation  

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For most cleanroom airborne particle measurements, an optical single particle ... or surrogates of the product or of the cleanroom environment. The last procedure is used to...

Alvin Lieberman

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Dust Grain-Size Distributions From MRN to MEM  

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Employing the Maximum Entropy Method algorithm, we fit interstellar extinction measurements which span the wavelength range 0.125-3 micron. We present a uniform set of MEM model fits, all using the same grain materials, optical constants and abundance constraints. In addition, we are taking advantage of improved UV and IR data and better estimates of the gas-to-dust ratio. The model fits cover the entire range of extinction properties that have been seen in the Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds. The grain models employed for this presentation are the simplistic homogeneous spheres models (i.e., Mathis, Rumpl, & Nordsieck 1977) with two (graphite, silicate) or three (graphite, silicate, amorphous carbon) components. Though such usage is only a first step, the results do provide interesting insight into the use of grain size as a diagnostic of dust environment. We find that the SMC Bar extinction curve cannot be fit using carbon grains alone. This is a challenge to the recent observational result indicating little silicon depletion in the SMC.

Geoffrey C. Clayton; Michael J. Wolff; Ulysses J. Sofia; K. D. Gordon; K. A. Misselt

2003-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceptable approaches for beneficial use of cement kiln dust  

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One beneficial use of cement kiln dust (CKD) is application of CKD to cropland as agricultural lime or fertilizer. However, the EPA has expressed a concern over land application of CKD when the metals constituents in the CKD are above the industry-wide median levels presented in EPA`s Report to Congress on Cement Kiln Dust. Under the Clean Water Act, EPA has established limits for metals concentrations in sewage sludge that is applied to the land for beneficial use of the nitrogen in the sludge. The limits for land application of sewage sludge were established based on the results of exposure risk assessments. A comparison of the median industry-wide metals concentrations in CKD to the metals concentration limits for land application of sewage sludge indicates that all trace metal concentrations IN CKD are below the corresponding sewage sludge land application limit, with the exception of the median level of arsenic from one data set. EPA has determined that land application of CKD with metals concentration limits at or below the industry-wide median concentrations does not pose a significant human cancer or non-cancer health risk. Therefore, with appropriate limits, CKD can be beneficially reused for land application on agricultural land in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment.

Schreiber, R.J.; Smeenk, S.D. [Schreiber, Yonley and Associates, St. Louis, MO (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust properties of Lyman-break galaxies in cosmological simulations  

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......star particles to the grid boundary of a halo...star particles to the grid boundary of halo. The...prohibits us to use large grid sizes for massive haloes...our simulation used the hybrid MVV wind model (see...by the President's Infrastructure Award from UNLV, and......

Hidenobu Yajima; Kentaro Nagamine; Robert Thompson; Jun-Hwan Choi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cancer Mortality and Wood Dust Exposure Among Participants in the American Cancer  

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Cancer Mortality and Wood Dust Exposure Among Participants in the American Cancer Society Cancer and Paolo Boffetta, MD, MPH3 In 1994, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified wood dust as a human carcinogen, based on very strong evidence of a carcinogenic risk of sino-nasal cancer

Salzman, Daniel

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Modeling dust emissions and transport within Europe: The Ukraine March 2007 event  

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Modeling dust emissions and transport within Europe: The Ukraine March 2007 event Bertrand originating from Ukraine related to chernozemic-erodible lands. Using surface and satellite measurements in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the north of France were mostly due to the extremely rare Ukraine dust event

Menut, Laurent

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Dust-raising in the dustiest place on earth Andrew Warren a,, Adrian Chappell b  

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-surface winds and a large exposure of low-density, friable diatomite. Data are reported from three kinds, complemented with reanalysis data, measuring and estimating wind velocities; (b) sun-photometers, measuring on their "horns", is a major contributor to dust production, i.e., the dunes are "dust-mills"; (4) in consequence

Washington, Richard

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Two evolutional paths of an axisymmetric gravitational instability in the dust layer of a protoplanetary disk  

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Nonlinear numerical simulations are performed to investigate the density evolution in the dust layer of a protoplanetary disk due to the gravitational instability and dust settling toward the midplane. We assume the region where the radial pressure gradient at equilibrium is negligible so that the shear-induced instability is avoided, and also restrict to an axisymmetric perturbation as a first step of nonlinear numerical simulations of the gravitational instability. We find that there are two different evolutional paths of the gravitational instability depending on the nondimensional gas friction time, which is defined as the product of the gas friction time and the Keplerian angular velocity. If the nondimensional gas friction time is equal to 0.01, the gravitational instability grows faster than dust settling. On the other hand, if the nondimensional gas friction time is equal to 0.1, dust aggregates settle sufficiently before the gravitational instability grows. In the latter case, an approximate analytical calculation reveals that dust settling is faster than the growth of the gravitational instability regardless of the dust density at the midplane. Thus, the dust layer becomes extremely thin and may reach a few tenth of the material density of the dust before the gravitational instability grows.

Fumiharu Yamoto; Minoru Sekiya

2006-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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LOOKING THROUGH THE HIPPO: NUCLEUS AND DUST IN COMET 2P/ENCKE David Jewitt  

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´ndez et al. 2000). Compared with recent, bright long-period com- ets such as C/Hale-Bopp and C (see also Gehrz & Ney 1992), meaning that the comet is gas-rich and dust-poor. The latter conclusion cannot liter- ally be true, however, since strong, long-wavelength thermal emission indicates a dust/gas

Jewitt, David C.

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Biological response to millennial variability of dust and nutrient supply in the Subantarctic South Atlantic Ocean  

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...PS2498-1 with EDC dust fluxes (solid black lines in figure-2...PS2498-1 and TN057-06 were recovered from sites on the eastern flank...nutrients as the primary source to fuel Subantarctic productivity...the EDC dust flux are shown as solid black lines. (c) Flux of...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Movement of Microorganisms in Clouds of Desert Dust and Implications for Human Health  

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...fungal spores in dust storms Sample site (reference) Dust storm source...0-267 (11) 11-43 (23) Kansas (23) Kansas For background, 1.5 min; for...membrane filtration. b Values for the Kansas study are bacterial cells per square...

Dale W. Griffin

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DUST TEMPERATURES IN THE INFRARED SPACE OBSERVATORY ATLAS OF BRIGHT SPIRAL GALAXIES1  

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DUST TEMPERATURES IN THE INFRARED SPACE OBSERVATORY ATLAS OF BRIGHT SPIRAL GALAXIES1 George J Space Observatory Atlas of Bright Spiral Galaxies. For the 71 galaxies where we had complete 60­180 lm Facility (IRTF) with IRAS far-infrared data to conclude that spiral galaxies have cold dust components

Joseph, Robert D.

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Constraining Oceanic dust deposition using surface 1 ocean dissolved Al 2  

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Constraining Oceanic dust deposition using surface 1 ocean dissolved Al 2 Qin Han, J. Keith Moore, Charles Zender, Chris Measures, David Hydes 3 Abstract 4 We use measurements of ocean surface dissolved Al and Deposition 6 (DEAD) model, to constrain dust deposition to the oceans. Our Al database contains 7 all

Zender, Charles

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Pyrethroids in house dust from the homes of farm worker families in the MICASA study  

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Pyrethroids in house dust from the homes of farm worker families in the MICASA study Kelly J high in homes of immigrant farm worker families, who often live in close proximity to agricultural and pesticide use. We investigate levels of pyrethroids in the house dust of farm worker family homes in a study

Hammock, Bruce D.

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New ice core evidence for a volcanic cause of the A.D. 536 dust veil  

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New ice core evidence for a volcanic cause of the A.D. 536 dust veil L. B. Larsen,1 B. M. Vinther,1. [1] New and well-dated evidence of sulphate deposits in Greenland and Antarctic ice cores indicate a substantial and extensive atmospheric acidic dust veil at A.D. 533­534 ± 2 years. This was likely produced

Nicolussi, Kurt

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Laser ignition of dust clouds INERIS, BP. 2, F-60550 Vemeuil-en-Halatte  

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Laser ignition of dust clouds Ch. PROUST INERIS, BP. 2, F-60550 Vemeuil-en-Halatte ineris-00961863.1051/jp4:20020269 #12;Abstract. In a previous paper [1], the possibility of igniting a combustible dust the scope of the investigated ignition phenomena. In particular a relationship between the standard ignition

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Manure Harvesting Frequency: The Key to Feedyard Dust Control in a Summer Drought  

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Summer drought can make dust control in feedyards more challenging than usual. Supplemental water may not keep pace with daily evaporation. The key to dust control is managing the depth of dry manure in the pens by harvesting manure more frequently...

Auvermann, Brent W.; Parker, David B.; Sweeten, John M.

2000-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

396

Dust storms are well known to strongly perturb the state of the  

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Abstract! Dust storms are well known to strongly perturb the state of the lower atmosphere of Mars that MAVEN develop procedures for responding to the onset of a dust storm and explore what assets can provide.J. Solar control of the Mars ionosphere. Planet. Space Sci. 38, 539­542, 1990. and (1) http

Withers, Paul

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Radon-222, CO, CH4 and Continental Dust over the Greenland and Norwegian Seas  

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... The experiment was undertaken to investigate the relationships between these parameters and air mass trajectories. Radon (222Rn)-a radioactive rare gas emanating essentially from large continental land areas-and dust ... removed by coagulation and fallout or washed out by rain or fog, although comparison of radon level and dust data may be helpful in tracing the trajectory and mixing of air ...

R. E. LARSON; R. A. LAMONTAGNE; P. E. WILKNISS; W. I. WITTMANN

1972-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

398

Analysis of the effects of a proposed rule for the enforcement of respirable dust standards  

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The effects of a rule for the enforcement of respirable dust standards proposed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has been evaluated. Respirable coal dust sample data collected over a three year period by a mining company were used...

Britton, Robert Grant

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of Brominated and Chlorinated Phenols as Potential Thyroid-Disrupting Compounds in Indoor Dusts  

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Indoor sources of 2,4,6-TriBPh might be brominated flame retardants currently used in household materials such as electrical appliances. ... Briefly, house dust samples were collected from 19 households (n = 19) and office and laboratory dust samples (hereafter called “office samples”) from three institutions (n = 14) in Japan between May and December 2005. ...

Go Suzuki; Hidetaka Takigami; Mafumi Watanabe; Shin Takahashi; Kazutoshi Nose; Misuzu Asari; Shin-ichi Sakai

2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Observational bounds on atmospheric heating by aerosol absorption: Radiative signature of transatlantic dust  

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of transatlantic dust Amit Davidi,1 Alex B. Kostinski,2 Ilan Koren,1 and Yoav Lehahn1,3 Received 14 November 2011: Radiative signature of transatlantic dust, Geo- phys. Res. Lett., 39, L04803, doi:10.1029/2011GL050358. 1

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Effect of Electric Arc Furnace Bag House Dust on Concrete Durability Researcher: Fahad Al-Mutlaq  

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Effect of Electric Arc Furnace Bag House Dust on Concrete Durability Researcher: Fahad Al billions of dollars annually. While steel is normally protected from corrosion in concrete by a passive of the effects of addition of Bag House Dust (BHD) on aspects of concrete durability. BHD is a fine powder

Birmingham, University of

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Evaluating the environmental quality impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games: magnetic monitoring of street dust in Beijing Olympic Park  

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......dust; however, domestic combustion processes (mainly coal burning) are...particulates produced by combustion processes such as industrial, domestic...dust; however, domestic combustion processes (mainly coal burning) are......

Qingqing Qiao; Chunxia Zhang; Baochun Huang; John D. A. Piper

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geek-Up[6.24.11]: Dust-sized 'Dragonfly' Device and Tiny Microvalves |  

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Dust-sized 'Dragonfly' Device and Tiny Dust-sized 'Dragonfly' Device and Tiny Microvalves Geek-Up[6.24.11]: Dust-sized 'Dragonfly' Device and Tiny Microvalves June 24, 2011 - 7:15pm Addthis A computer simulation of the "dragonfly-inspired" device. | Courtesy of Sandia Laboratory A computer simulation of the "dragonfly-inspired" device. | Courtesy of Sandia Laboratory Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? A dust-size "dragonfly-inspired" device -- which won a Sandia Lab design contest -- may ultimately enable the creation of tiny microvalves for experiments in biological research laboratories and medical facilities. In Sandia National Laboratories' MEMS (microelectromechanical system) University Alliance design contest, a dust-sized dragonfly and a super

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Biochemical response of Cupressus sempervirens to cement dust: Yields and chemical composition of its essential oil  

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Abstract The effects of cement dust on the yield and chemical composition of the essential oil were investigated in Cupressus sempervirens. Exposure to cement dust resulted in significant increase in the essential oil yields. Significant factory distance-related changes in qualitative and quantitative composition of the essential oil were observed. Increasing pollution with dust increased the content of monoterpene hydrocarbons concomitant to increase of ?-pinene, suggesting a redirection of the secondary metabolism of C. sempervirens towards biosynthesis of monoterpenes. By contrast, oxygenated monoterpenes and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons were strongly reduced. These results provide an overall picture of the different response of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes to air pollution caused by cement dust. They also reveal the suitability of using C. sempervirens in the creation of green areas around cement factories and encourage the use of dusted plants as potential source of valuable natural products.

Karim Hosni; Imed Hassen; Yacine M’Rabet; Hervé Casabianca

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On vapor shielding of dust grains of iron, molybdenum, and tungsten in fusion plasmas  

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The shielding effects of ablation cloud around a small dust grain composed of iron, molybdenum, or tungsten in fusion plasmas are considered. These include collisional dissipation of momentum flux of impinging plasma ions, heat transfer by secondary plasma created due to electron impact ionization of the ablated atoms, and radiative plasma power losses in the ablation cloud. The maximum radius, which limits applicability of existing dust-plasma interaction models neglecting the cloud shielding effects, for dust grains of the considered high-Z metals is calculated as function of plasma parameters. The thermal bifurcation triggered by thermionic electron emission from dust grains, observed for some of the considered materials, is analyzed. The results are compared with previous calculations for dust composed of low-Z fusion related materials, i.e., lithium, beryllium, and carbon.

Brown, B. T.; Smirnov, R. D., E-mail: rsmirnov@ucsd.edu; Krasheninnikov, S. I. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093-0411 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093-0411 (United States)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

406

Fine Particles in Soils  

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Fine Particles in Soils Fine Particles in Soils Nature Bulletin No. 582 November 28, 1959 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Daniel Ryan, President Roberts Mann, Conservation Editor David H. Thompson, Senior Naturalist FINE PARTICLES IN SOILS If a farmer, while plowing, is visited in the field by another farmer, invariably the visitor will pick up a handful of turned over earth and knead it with his fingers while they talk. The "feel" of it tells him a lot about the texture and structure of that soil. He knows that both are important factors in the growth of plants and determine the crops that may be obtained from the land. Soil is a combination of three different things About half of it is solid matter; the other half consists of air and water The solid portion is composed of organic and inorganic materials.

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Precision wood particle feedstocks  

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Wood particles having fibers aligned in a grain, wherein: the wood particles are characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially parallel to the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L; the L.times.H dimensions define two side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers; the W.times.H dimensions define two cross-grain end surfaces characterized individually as aligned either normal to the grain or oblique to the grain; the L.times.W dimensions define two substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces; and, a majority of the W.times.H surfaces in the mixture of wood particles have end checking.

Dooley, James H; Lanning, David N

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Particle Adventure | How do we experiment with tiny particles? |  

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Accelerating particles Accelerating particles Accelerating particles It is fairly easy to obtain particles. Physicists get electrons by heating metals; they get protons by robbing hydrogen of its electron; etc. Accelerators speed up charged particles by creating large electric fields which attract or repel the particles. This field is then moved down the accelerator, "pushing" the particles along. In a linear accelerator the field is due to traveling electromagnetic (E-M) waves. When an E-M wave hits a bunch of particles, those in the back get the biggest boost, while those in the front get less of a boost. In this fashion, the particles "ride" the front of the E-M wave like a bunch of surfers. The next page shows this process in an easier to understand animation

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Reconstructing the radial breathing mode resonance Raman spectra for HiPco single-wall carbon nanotubes  

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The radial breathing mode (RBM) region of the resonance Raman spectra of HiPco single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) was investigated as a function of aggregation and presence of environmental contaminants. This was modeled using an energetic deviation term (?E), imparted to the optical transitions [Eii(n,m)] by the change in SWNT physicochemical environment. Three sets of Eii(n,m) values were used to reconstruct these RBM profiles, based on (i) photoluminescence (PL) measurements, (ii) a simple tight-binding (TB) model, and (iii) a set of modified (TB-based) Eii(n,m) values to account for the underestimation of the influence of chiral angle for SWNTs with diameters below 1nm. The simulation revealed that the PL-determined Eii(n,m) set provided a good fit in terms of peak position as opposed to TB-calculated values. Moderate improvement was attained using the third set of Eii(n,m) values, indicative of the importance of both curvature and chirality effects. Providing an accurate set of Eii(n,m) values becomes available, the RBM profile reconstruction methodology discussed herein could greatly enhance our ability to model a range of physicochemical changes to the immediate environment of SWNTs.

Zhengtang Luo; Rongfu Li; Sang Nyon Kim; Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos

2004-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Size Characterization  

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NISTrecommended p r a c t i c e g u i d e Special Publication 960-1 #12;i Particle Size Characterization Ajit.S. Department of Commerce Donald L. Evans, Secretary Technology Administration Karen H. Brown, Acting Under Steve Freiman, Said Jahanmir, James Kelly, Patrick Pei and Dennis Minor and of the Ceramics Division

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Coal dust contiguity-induced changes in the concentration of TNF- and NF- B p65 on the ocular surface  

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To observe the influence of coal dust on ocular surface of coal miners and rabbits with coal dust contiguity on expression TNF- and NF- Bp65 and dry eye occurrence. Expression TNF- and NF- Bp65 in ocular surface were determined. Results showed tear production, BUT and lysozyme decreased for coal miners and rabbits with coal dust contiguity. Coal dust exposure was linked to development of xerophthalmia, and induced a higher expression of NF- B p65 and TNF- perhaps as a mechanism to resist coal dust ocular surface injury.

Sun, Z.Y.; Hong, J.; Liu, Z.Y.; Jin, X.D.; Gu, C.H. [China Medical University, Shenyang (China)

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arbitrary amplitude double layers in warm dust kinetic Alfven wave plasmas  

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Large amplitude electrostatic structures associated with low-frequency dust kinetic Alfvenic waves are investigated under the pressure (temperature) gradient indicative of dust dynamics. The set of equations governing the dust dynamics, Boltzmann electrons, ions and Maxwell's equation have been reduced to a single equation known as the Sagdeev potential equation. Parameter ranges for the existence of arbitrary amplitude double layers are observed. Exact analytical expressions for the energy integral is obtained and computed numerically through which sub-Alfvenic arbitrary amplitude rarefactive double layers are found to exist.

Gogoi, Runmoni; Devi, Nirupama [Department of Mathematics, Cotton College, Guwahati-781001, Assam (India)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Particle Physics  

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The high energy physics group at the University of South Carolina, under the leadership of Profs. S.R. Mishra, R. Petti, M.V. Purohit, J.R. Wilson (co-PI's), and C. Rosenfeld (PI), engaged in studies in "Experimental Particle Physics." The group collaborated with similar groups at other universities and at national laboratories to conduct experimental studies of elementary particle properties. We utilized the particle accelerators at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California, and the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. Mishra, Rosenfeld, and Petti worked predominantly on neutrino experiments. Experiments conducted in the last fifteen years that used cosmic rays and the core of the sun as a source of neutrinos showed conclusively that, contrary to the former conventional wisdom, the "flavor" of a neutrino is not immutable. A neutrino of flavor "e," "mu," or "tau," as determined from its provenance, may swap its identity with one of the other flavors -- in our jargon, they "oscillate." The oscillation phenomenon is extraordinarily difficult to study because neutrino interactions with our instruments are exceedingly rare -- they travel through the earth mostly unimpeded -- and because they must travel great distances before a substantial proportion have made the identity swap. Three of the experiments that we worked on, MINOS, NOvA, and LBNE utilize a beam of neutrinos from an accelerator at Fermilab to determine the parameters governing the oscillation. Two other experiments that we worked on, NOMAD and MIPP, provide measurements supportive of the oscillation experiments. Good measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters may constitute a "low energy window" on related phenomena that are otherwise unobservable because they would occur only at energies way above the reach of conceivable accelerators. Purohit and Wilson participated in the BaBar experiment, which collected data at SLAC until 2008. They continued to analyze the voluminous BaBar data with an emphasis on precision tests of Quantum Chromodynamics and on properties of the "eta_B," a bottom quark paired in a meson with a strange quark. The ATLAS experiment became the principal research focus for Purohit. One of the world's largest pieces of scientific equipment, ATLAS observes particle collisions at the highest-energy particle accelerator ever built, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Our efforts on ATLAS included participation in the commissioning, calibration, and installation of components called "CSCs". The unprecedented energy of 14 TeV enabled the ATLAS and CMS collaborations to declare discovery of the famous Higgs particle in 2012.

Rosenfeld, Carl [Univ of South Carolina] (ORCID:0000000338571223); Mishra, Sanjib R. [Univ of South Carolina; Petti, Roberto [Univ of South Carolina; Purohit, Milind V. [Univ of South Carolina

2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Active Diffusion of Motor Particles  

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The movement of motor particles consisting of one or several molecular motors bound to a cargo particle is studied theoretically. The particles move on patterns of immobilized filaments. Several patterns are described for which the motor particles undergo nondirected but enhanced diffusion. Depending on the walking distance of the particles and the mesh size of the patterns, the active diffusion coefficient exhibits three different regimes. For micrometer-sized motor particles in water, e.g., this diffusion coefficient can be enhanced by 2 orders of magnitude.

Stefan Klumpp and Reinhard Lipowsky

2005-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Data Group  

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About PDG About PDG About the PDG PDG authors Order PDG products PDG citation Encoder tools Job at LBNL Contact Us Downloads Resources Errata Archives Atomic Nuclear Properties Online HEP Info Non-PDG Databases Durham-RAL databases Current experiments Guide to Data Partial-wave analyses Contact Us News The "Reviews, Tables, Plots" section has been updated. The next book edition is due in early summer 2014, and the booklet in late summer 2014. Funded By: US DOE US NSF CERN MEXT (Japan) INFN (Italy) MEC (Spain) IHEP & RFBR (Russia) Mirrors: USA (LBNL) Brazil CERN Indonesia Italy Japan (KEK) Russia (Novosibirsk) Russia (Protvino) UK (Durham) The Review of Particle Physics J. Beringer et al. (Particle Data Group), Phys. Rev. D86, 010001 (2012) and 2013 partial update for the 2014 edition.

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Particle Data Group - Authors  

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6 Edition and 2007 Web Update 6 Edition and 2007 Web Update (Click on Author Name to get Email address, phone numbers, etc.) RPP authors New authors of 2007 Web Update M. Antonelli, 102 H. Baer, 64 G. Bernardi, 103 M. Carena, 51 M.-C. Chen, 11 B. Dobrescu, 51 J.-F. Grivaz, 104 T. Gutsche, 105 J. Huston, 45 T. Junk, 51 C.-J. Lin, 1 H. Mahlke, 106 P. Mohr, 107 P. Nevski, 75 S. Rolli, 108 A. Romaniouk, 109 B. Seligman, 110 M. Shaevitz, 111 B. Taylor, 107 M. Titov, 56,112 G. Weiglein, 78 A. Wheeler, 69 Authors of the 2006 Review of Particle Physics W.-M. Yao et al. (Particle Data Group), J. Phys. G 33, 1 (2006) (bibtex format) Also see: PS format or PDF format. AUTHORS OF LISTINGS AND REVIEWS: (Click on Author Name to get Email address, phone numbers, etc.) RPP authors (RPP 2006)

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Small Particles in Cirrus  

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Particles in Cirrus Particles in Cirrus Because the reflective properties of ice crystals in cirrus clouds can greatly influence the amount of solar energy that reaches the Earth, scientists use information about the shape and size of ice crystals as input to climate models. These data are obtained by satellite instruments, ground-based sensors, and research aircraft equipped with probes. However, notable discrepancies among these measurements have led to considerable uncertainty in how to represent these properties in climate models. From December 2009 through April 2010, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility will sponsor the use of an instrumented aircraft to obtain the most comprehensive set of measurements of ice crystals in cirrus clouds yet obtained. In conjunction with

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Masses of Fundamental Particles  

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In the original paper entitled, "Masses of Fundamental Particles"(arXiv:1109.3705v5, 10 Feb 2012), not only the masses of fundamental particles including the weak bosons, Higgs boson, quarks, and leptons, but also the mixing angles of quarks and those of neutrinos are all explained and/or predicted in the unified composite models of quarks and leptons successfully. In this addendum entitled, "Higgs Boson Mass in the Minimal Unified Subquark Model", it is emphasized that the Higgs boson mass is predicted to be about 130Gev in the minimal unified subquark model, which agrees well with the experimental values of 125-126GeV recently found by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations at the LHC.

Hidezumi Terazawa

2014-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

419

Particle detector spatial resolution  

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

Perez-Mendez, Victor (Berkeley, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Relationship between Particle Mass and Mobility for Diesel Exhaust Particles  

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We used the aerosol particle mass analyzer (APM) to measure the mass of mobility-classified diesel exhaust particles. This information enabled us to determine the effective density and fractal dimension of diesel particles as a function of engine load. We ...

Kihong Park; Feng Cao; David B. Kittelson; Peter H. McMurry

2002-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Charged Particle Radiography  

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The Coulomb multiple scattering of charged particles as they pass through material allows them to be used as a radiographic probe. This forms the basis for a new kind of radiography that is finding application where conventional x-ray radiography is limited by flux or backgrounds. Charged-particle radiography is providing a versatile new probe that has advantages over conventional x-ray radiography for some unique application. Proton radiography has been used to make quantitative motion pictures of high explosive driven experiments and proves to be of great value for radiographing experiments that mock up nuclear weapon primaries for stockpile certification. By taking advantage of magnetic lens to magnify images and by using the very bright beams that can be made with electrons, charged-particle radiography may be useful for studying the fine spatial detail and very fast motion in laser driven implosion experiments at the National Ignition Facility. Finally, radiographs can be made using cosmic-ray muons for searching vehicles and cargo containers for surreptitious cargo of high z materials such as uranium or plutonium.

Morris, Chris (LANL) [LANL

2004-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional dust-ion-acoustic rogue waves in a magnetized dusty pair-ion plasma with nonthermal nonextensive electrons and opposite polarity dust grains  

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Dust-ion-acoustic (DIA) rogue waves are investigated in a three-dimensional magnetized plasma containing nonthermal electrons featuring Tsallis distribution, both positive and negative ions, and immobile dust grains having both positive and negative charges. Via the reductive perturbation method, a (3?+?1)-dimensional nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation is derived to govern the dynamics of the DIA wave packets. The modulation instability of DIA waves described by the (3?+?1)-dimensional NLS equation is investigated. By means of the similarity transformation and symbolic computation, both the first- and second-order rogue wave solutions of the (3?+?1)-dimensional NLS equation are constructed in terms of rational functions. Moreover, the dynamics properties and the effects of plasma parameters on the nonlinear structures of rogue waves are discussed in detail. The results could be useful for understanding the physical mechanism of rogue waves in laboratory experiments where pair-ion plasmas with electrons and dust grains can be found.

Guo, Shimin, E-mail: gsm861@126.com; Mei, Liquan, E-mail: lqmei@mail.xjtu.edu.cn [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China)

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

423

Movement of Indoor Fine Particle  

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For the pollution control of cleanroom, the airflow force is the most important ... important for the movement of indoor particles in cleanroom comparatively. As for the movement of particles...

Zhonglin Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

The ‘Oh my God’ particles  

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Every so often a particle from space hit’s Earth’s atmosphere with an energy exceeding anything that a manmade accelerator can achieve. Where do these particles come from? And how do they get to be so energeti...

Dr. Stephen Webb

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A Voluntary Breath-Hold Treatment Technique for the Left Breast With Unfavorable Cardiac Anatomy Using Surface Imaging  

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Purpose: Breath-hold (BH) treatments can be used to reduce cardiac dose for patients with left-sided breast cancer and unfavorable cardiac anatomy. A surface imaging technique was developed for accurate patient setup and reproducible real-time BH positioning. Methods and Materials: Three-dimensional surface images were obtained for 20 patients. Surface imaging was used to correct the daily setup for each patient. Initial setup data were recorded for 443 fractions and were analyzed to assess random and systematic errors. Real time monitoring was used to verify surface placement during BH. The radiation beam was not turned on if the BH position difference was greater than 5 mm. Real-time surface data were analyzed for 2398 BHs and 363 treatment fractions. The mean and maximum differences were calculated. The percentage of BHs greater than tolerance was calculated. Results: The mean shifts for initial patient setup were 2.0 mm, 1.2 mm, and 0.3 mm in the vertical, longitudinal, and lateral directions, respectively. The mean 3-dimensional vector shift was 7.8 mm. Random and systematic errors were less than 4 mm. Real-time surface monitoring data indicated that 22% of the BHs were outside the 5-mm tolerance (range, 7%-41%), and there was a correlation with breast volume. The mean difference between the treated and reference BH positions was 2 mm in each direction. For out-of-tolerance BHs, the average difference in the BH position was 6.3 mm, and the average maximum difference was 8.8 mm. Conclusions: Daily real-time surface imaging ensures accurate and reproducible positioning for BH treatment of left-sided breast cancer patients with unfavorable cardiac anatomy.

Gierga, David P., E-mail: dgierga@partners.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Turcotte, Julie C. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Sharp, Gregory C. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States) [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Sedlacek, Daniel E.; Cotter, Christopher R. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Taghian, Alphonse G. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States) [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Development of Measurement Techniques to Identify and Characterize Dusts and Ice Nuclei in the Atmosphere  

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nucleation mechanisms. The work presented here discusses new instrumentation and methods to measure and identify both the optical scattering properties and ice nucleation properties of atmospherically relevant dusts. The Texas A&M University Continuous Flow...

Glen, Andrew

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

427

E-Print Network 3.0 - astrophysical dust emission Sample Search...  

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EMISSION AROUND IRC 10216 AND VY CANIS MAJORIS J. D. MONNIER,1 W. C. DANCHI,2 D. S. HALE, E. A... recent VY CMa data, implying that emission from the inner dust shell is...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anomalous dust emission Sample Search Results  

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vs Infall? EAS Publications Series, Vol. ?, 2009 Summary: disks of galaxies: using the gas-to-dust ratio traced by the ratio of infrared emission to H I 21-cm... some time (Koo...

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Photographic observations of comet Hale-Bopp at the Pulkovo Observatory: The detection of dust envelopes  

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The photographic observations of comet Hale-Bopp with the 26-inch Pulkovo Observatory ... in March–April, 1998, revealed three hemispherical gas-dust envelopes and one spiral jet in...

Yu. N. Gnedin; A. A. Kiselev; T. P. Kiseleva; K. L. Maslennikov

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACE-ASIA: Regional Climatic and Atmospheric Chemical Effects of Asian Dust and Pollution  

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Although continental-scale plumes of Asian dust and pollution reduce the amount of solar radiation reaching the earth's surface and perturb the chemistry of the atmosphere, our ability to quantify these effects has been limited by a lack of ...

John H. Seinfeld; Gregory R. Carmichael; Richard Arimoto; William C. Conant; Frederick J. Brechtel; Timothy S. Bates; Thomas A. Cahill; Antony D. Clarke; Sarah J. Doherty; Piotr J. Flatau; Barry J. Huebert; Jiyoung Kim; Krzysztof M. Markowicz; Patricia K. Quinn; Lynn M. Russell; Philip B. Russell; Atsushi Shimizu; Yohei Shinozuka; Chul H. Song; Youhua Tang; Itsushi Uno; Andrew M. Vogelmann; Rodney J. Weber; Jung-Hun Woo; Xiao Y. Zhang

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Assessment of DDT and DDE Levels in Soil, Dust, and Blood Samples From Chihuahua, Mexico  

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The aim of this study was to assess levels of DDT and DDE in two environmental matrices (soil and dust) and to investigate the blood levels of these insecticides in exposed children living in a north Mexican stat...

Fernando Díaz-Barriga Martínez…

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

E-Print Network 3.0 - anomalous silicate dust Sample Search Results  

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391, L49L53 (2008) doi:10.1111j.1745-3933.2008.00553.x On the anomalous silicate emission features of active galactic nuclei Summary: the porous dust model with the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air-borne dust conditions Sample Search...  

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L., Guo, J., Dan, M., Zhang, W., Wang, Z., and Hao, Z.: The air-borne particulate pollution... Discussions Regional characteristics of spring Asian dust and its impact on...

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Tracing dust provenance, cycling, and history in the Wasatch Mountains using strontium isotopes and tree rings.  

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??To further our understanding of dust cycling from the Great Basin to the Rocky Mountains, this study uses strontium concentrations and isotopes (87Sr/86Sr) to investigate… (more)

Miller, Olivia Leigh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Analysis of degrees of loading of dust catchers at compressor stations of trunk gas pipelines  

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Static and cyclic stresses in areas of welding of dust catcher pipes are analyzed. To determine stresses, strains in the apparatus body in natural conditions were measured and the most loaded areas of the stru...

O. A. Priimak; E. I. Mamaeva; I. M. Rafalovich…

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Of horseshoes and heliotropes: Dynamics of dust in the Encke Gap M.M. Hedman a,  

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Of horseshoes and heliotropes: Dynamics of dust in the Encke Gap M.M. Hedman a, , J.A. Burns a located within the Cassini Division's Laplace Gap demonstrates ``heliotropic'' behavior: its geometric

Hamilton, Douglas P.

437

Trajectory Analysis of Saudi Arabian Dust Storms 1 Michael Notaro 3  

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1 Trajectory Analysis of Saudi Arabian Dust Storms 1 2 Michael-Atmospheres 11 12 Abstract 13 14 Temporal and spatial characteristics of Saudi, are investigated using station and gridded weather 16 observations and remotely

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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E-Print Network 3.0 - angle-correlated particle-particle propagation...  

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INCLINED SURFACES USING SMOOTH Summary: -wise particle- particle interactions to simulate surface tension and contact line behavior. The pair-wise forces... a particle-particle...

439

Dust suppression results using mineral oil applications on corn and milo  

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DUST SUPPRESSION RESULTS USING MINERAL OIL APPLICATIONS ON CORN AND MILO A Thesis by HERMAN DOUGLAS WARDLAW, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AkM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1987 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering DUST SUPPRESSION RESULTS USING MINERAL OIL APPLICATIONS ON CORN AND MILO A Thesis by HERMAN DOUGLAS WARDLAW, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Calvin B. Parnell, Jr. (Chairman...

Wardlaw, Herman Douglas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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www.sea.co.uk a Cohort plc company L-DAP Lunar Dust Analysis Package  

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www.sea.co.uk a Cohort plc company L-DAP Lunar Dust Analysis Package Study Overview ESTEC Contract.sea.co.uk a Cohort plc company Dust Problems.. · "I think probably the most aggravating, restricting facets of lunar #12;www.sea.co.uk a Cohort plc company Lunar South Pole ... L-DAP Overview 28th Oct 2011 · South Pole

Anand, Mahesh

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Squalene and Cholesterol in Dust from Danish Homes and Daycare Centers  

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Squalene and Cholesterol in Dust from Danish Homes and Daycare Centers ... The mass fractions of squalene in dust were approximately log-normally distributed (homes: GM = 32 ?g/g, GSD = 4.3; daycare centers: GM = 11.5 ?g/g, GSD = 4.3); those of cholesterol displayed a poorer fit to such a distribution (homes: GM = 625 ?g/g, GSD = 3.4; daycare centers: GM = 220 ?g/g, GSD = 4.0). ...

Charles J. Weschler; Sarka Langer; Andreas Fischer; Gabriel Bekö; Jørn Toftum; Geo Clausen

2011-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

442

Assessing sources of airborne mineral dust and other aerosols, in Iraq  

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Most airborne particulate matter in Iraq comes from mineral dust sources. This paper describes the statistics and modeling of chemical results, specifically those from Teflon® filter samples collected at Tikrit, Balad, Taji, Baghdad, Tallil and Al Asad, in Iraq, in 2006/2007. Methodologies applied to the analytical results include calculation of correlation coefficients, Principal Components Analysis (PCA), and Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) modeling. PCA provided a measure of the covariance within the data set, thereby identifying likely point sources and events. These include airborne mineral dusts of silicate and carbonate minerals, gypsum and salts, as well as anthropogenic sources of metallic fumes, possibly from battery smelting operations, and emissions of leaded gasoline vehicles. Five individual PMF factors (source categories) were modeled, four of which being assigned to components of geological dust, and the fifth to gasoline vehicle emissions together with battery smelting operations. The four modeled geological components, dust-siliceous, dust-calcic, dust-gypsum, and evaporate occur in variable ratios for each site and size fraction (TSP, PM10, and PM2.5), and also vary by season. In general, Tikrit and Taji have the largest and Al Asad the smallest percentages of siliceous dust. In contrast, Al Asad has the largest proportion of gypsum, in part representing the gypsiferous soils in that region. Baghdad has the highest proportions of evaporite in both size fractions, ascribed to the highly salinized agricultural soils, following millennia of irrigation along the Tigris River valley. Although dust storms along the Tigris and Euphrates River valleys originate from distal sources, the mineralogy bears signatures of local soils and air pollutants.

Johann P. Engelbrecht; R.K.M. Jayanty

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Apparatus for separating particles utilizing engineered acoustic contrast capture particles  

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An apparatus for separating particles from a medium includes a capillary defining a flow path therein that is in fluid communication with a medium source. The medium source includes engineered acoustic contrast capture particle having a predetermined acoustic contrast. The apparatus includes a vibration generator that is operable to produce at least one acoustic field within the flow path. The acoustic field produces a force potential minima for positive acoustic contrast particles and a force potential minima for negative acoustic contrast particles in the flow path and drives the engineered acoustic contrast capture particles to either the force potential minima for positive acoustic contrast particles or the force potential minima for negative acoustic contrast particles.

Kaduchak, Gregory (Los Alamos, NM); Ward, Michael D. (Los Alamos, NM)

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for separating particles utilizing engineered acoustic contrast capture particles  

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An apparatus for separating particles from a medium includes a capillary defining a flow path therein that is in fluid communication with a medium source. The medium source includes engineered acoustic contrast capture particle having a predetermined acoustic contrast. The apparatus includes a vibration generator that is operable to produce at least one acoustic field within the flow path. The acoustic field produces a force potential minima for positive acoustic contrast particles and a force potential minima for negative acoustic contrast particles in the flow path and drives the engineered acoustic contrast capture particles to either the force potential minima for positive acoustic contrast particles or the force potential minima for negative acoustic contrast particles.

Kaduchak, Gregory; Ward, Michael D

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

445

Silicon carbide absorption features: dust formation in the outflows of extreme carbon stars  

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Infrared carbon stars without visible counterparts are generally known as extreme carbon stars. We have selected a subset of these stars with absorption features in the 10-13 $\\mu$m range, which has been tentatively attributed to silicon carbide (SiC). We add three new objects meeting these criterion to the seven previously known, bringing our total sample to ten sources. We also present the result of radiative transfer modeling for these stars, comparing these results to those of previous studies. In order to constrain model parameters, we use published mass-loss rates, expansion velocities and theoretical dust condensation models to determine the dust condensation temperature. These show that the inner dust temperatures of the dust shells for these sources are significantly higher than previously assumed. This also implies that the dominant dust species should be graphite instead of amorphous carbon. In combination with the higher condensation temperature we show that this results in a much higher acceleration of the dust grains than would be expected from previous work. Our model results suggest that the very optically thick stage of evolution does not coincide with the timescales for the superwind, but rather, that this is a very short-lived phase. Additionally, we compare model and observational parameters in an attempt to find any correlations. Finally, we show that the spectrum of one source, IRAS 17534$-$3030, strongly implies that the 10-13 $\\mu$m feature is due to a solid state rather than a molecular species.

Angela K. Speck; Adrian B. Corman; Kristina Wakeman; Caleb H. Wheeler; Grant Thompson

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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DUST-TO-GAS RATIO IN THE EXTREMELY METAL-POOR GALAXY I Zw 18  

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The blue compact dwarf galaxy I Zw 18 is one of the most metal-poor systems known in the local universe (12+log(O/H) = 7.17). In this work we study I Zw 18 using data from Spitzer, Herschel Space Telescope, and IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer. Our data set includes the most sensitive maps of I Zw 18, to date, in both the far-infrared and the CO J = 1 {yields} 0 transition. We use dust emission models to derive a dust mass upper limit of only M{sub dust} {<=} 1.1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 4} M{sub Sun} (3{sigma} limit). This upper limit is driven by the non-detection at 160 {mu}m, and it is a factor of 4-10 times smaller than previous estimates (depending on the model used). We also estimate an upper limit to the total dust-to-gas mass ratio of M{sub Dust}/M{sub gas} {<=} 5.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -5}. If a linear correlation between the dust-to-gas mass ratio and metallicity (measured as O/H) were to hold, we would expect a ratio of 3.9 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4}. We also show that the infrared spectral energy distribution is similar to that of starbursting systems.

Herrera-Camus, Rodrigo; Fisher, David B.; Bolatto, Alberto D. [Department of Astronomy and Laboratory of Millimeter Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Leroy, Adam K. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2475 (United States); Walter, Fabian [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie, Konigstuehl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Gordon, Karl D.; Roman-Duval, Julia [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Donaldson, Jessica; Melendez, Marcio [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Cannon, John M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (United States)

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Proper motions of new dust in the colliding-wind binary WR 140  

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The eccentric WR+O binary system WR 140 produces dust for a few months at intervals of 7.94 yrs coincident with periastron passage. We present the first resolved images of this dust shell, at binary phases ~0.039 and ~0.055, using aperture masking techniques on the Keck-I telescope to achieve diffraction-limited resolution. Proper motions of approximately 1.1 milliarcsecond per day were detected, implying a distance ~1.5 kpc from the known wind speed. The dust plume observed is not as simple as the ``pinwheel'' nebulae seen around other WR colliding wind binaries, indicating the orbital plane is highly inclined to our line-of-sight and/or the dust formation is very clumpy. Follow-up imaging in the mid-infrared and with adaptive optics is urgently required to track the dust motion further, necessary for unambiguously determining the orbital geometry which we only partially constrain here. With full knowledge of the orbital elements, these infrared images can be used to reconstruct the dust distribution along t...

Monnier, J D; Danchi, W C

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proper motions of new dust in the colliding-wind binary WR 140  

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The eccentric WR+O binary system WR 140 produces dust for a few months at intervals of 7.94 yrs coincident with periastron passage. We present the first resolved images of this dust shell, at binary phases ~0.039 and ~0.055, using aperture masking techniques on the Keck-I telescope to achieve diffraction-limited resolution. Proper motions of approximately 1.1 milliarcsecond per day were detected, implying a distance ~1.5 kpc from the known wind speed. The dust plume observed is not as simple as the ``pinwheel'' nebulae seen around other WR colliding wind binaries, indicating the orbital plane is highly inclined to our line-of-sight and/or the dust formation is very clumpy. Follow-up imaging in the mid-infrared and with adaptive optics is urgently required to track the dust motion further, necessary for unambiguously determining the orbital geometry which we only partially constrain here. With full knowledge of the orbital elements, these infrared images can be used to reconstruct the dust distribution along the colliding wind interface, providing a unique tool for probing the post-shock physical conditions of violent astrophysical flows.

J. D. Monnier; P. G. Tuthill; W. C. Danchi

2002-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust Plume Modeling at Fort Bliss: Full Training Scenario  

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The potential for air quality impacts from heavy mechanized vehicles operating in the training ranges and on the unpaved main supply routes at Fort Bliss is being investigated. The investigation uses the atmospheric modeling system DUSTRAN to simulate fugitive dust emission and dispersion from typical activities occurring on the installation. This report conveys the results of DUSTRAN simulations conducted using a “Full Training” scenario developed by Fort Bliss personnel. he Full Training scenario includes simultaneous off-road activities of two full Heavy Brigade Combat Teams (HCBTs) and one HCBT battalion on three training ranges. Simulations were conducted for the six-day period, April 25-30, 2005, using previously archived meteorological records. Simulation results are presented in the form of 24-hour average PM10 plots and peak 1-hour PM10 concentration plots, where the concentrations represent contributions resulting from the specified military vehicular activities, not total ambient PM10 concentrations. Results indicate that the highest PM10 contribution concentrations occurred on April 30 when winds were light and variable. Under such conditions, lofted particulates generated by vehicular movement stay in the area of generation and are not readily dispersed. The effect of training duration was investigated by comparing simulations with vehicular activity extending over a ten hour period (0700 to 1700 MST) with simulations where vehicular activity was compressed into a one hour period (0700 to 0800 MST). Compressing all vehicular activity into one hour led to higher peak one-hour and 24-hour average concentration contributions, often substantially higher.

Chapman, Elaine G.; Rishel, Jeremy P.; Rutz, Frederick C.; Seiple, Timothy E.; Newsom, Rob K.; Allwine, K Jerry

2006-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Dissymmetrical Colloidal Particles  

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Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, CNRS, 115, avenue du Dr Schweitzer, 33600 Pessac, France, Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, CNRS, 87, avenue du Dr Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex, France, Laboratoire de Chimie et Procédés de Polymérisation, CNRS?CPE Lyon, Bâtiment 308 F, 43, boulevard du 11 novembre 1918, BP 2077, 69616 Villeurbanne Cedex, France, and Laboratoire des IMRCP, Université Paul Sabatier, 118, route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex, France ... After this step was completed, the suspension was transferred into a thermostated reactor and the monomer was introduced. ... On one hand, the resistance to some solvents of our hybrid particles could be improved cross-linking the polymer nodules. ...

Stéphane Reculusa; Céline Poncet-Legrand; Adeline Perro; Etienne Duguet; Elodie Bourgeat-Lami; Christophe Mingotaud; Serge Ravaine

2005-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar wind and the motion of dust grains  

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......we concentrated on the action of the solar wind on the motion of an IDP for cases when the variable flux of the solar wind energy and the non-radial solar wind velocity are considered. Particle erosion does not have a large influence on the......

J. Klacka; J. Petrzala; P. Pástor; L. Kómar

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Particle Resuspension by Impaction.  

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?? This thesis discusses particle resuspension from surfaces caused by particle impaction. The thesis also focuses on particle transport and different transport mechanisms regarding different… (more)

Hammersgård, Alexander

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust in brown dwarfs and extra-solar planets IV. Assessing TiO2 and SiO nucleation for cloud formation modeling  

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Clouds form in atmospheres of brown dwarfs and planets. The cloud particle formation processes are similar to the dust formation process studied in circumstellar shells of AGB stars and in Supernovae. Cloud formation modelling in substellar objects requires gravitational settling and element replenishment in addition to element depletion. All processes depend on the local conditions, and a simultaneous treatment is required. We apply new material data in order to assess our cloud formation model results regarding the treatment of the formation of condensation seeds. We re-address the question of the primary nucleation species in view of new (TiO2)_N-cluster data and new SiO vapour pressure data. We apply the density functional theory using the computational chemistry package Gaussian 09 to derive updated thermodynamical data for (TiO2)_N-clusters as input for our TiO2 seed formation model. We test different nucleation treatments and their effect on the overall cloud structure by solving a system of dust momen...

Lee, G; Giles, H; Bromley, S T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Universe Adventure - Fundamental Particles  

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Fundamental Particles Fundamental Particles Chart of Fundamental Particles All matter in the universe is comprised of fundamental particles. So what exactly makes up this matter? All matter is made of fundamental particles that came into being at the birth of the Universe. Quarks experience the strong force which is carried by massless particles called gluons. They bond together in specific combinations to form protons, neutrons, and other hadrons. Leptons do not experience the strong force but may interact via the electromagnetic force, the weak force, or both. Anti-quarks and anti-leptons are exactly the same as their quark and lepton counterparts, but have an opposite charge. All massive particles are influenced by the force of gravity. Quark-Gluon Plasma: 10-12 Seconds After the Big Bang

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Dosimetric comparison of treatment plans based on free breathing, maximum, and average intensity projection CTs for lung cancer SBRT  

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Purpose: To determine whether there is a CT dataset may be more favorable for planning and dose calculation by comparing dosimetric characteristics between treatment plans calculated using free breathing (FB), maximum and average intensity projection (MIP and AIP, respectively) CTs for lung cancer patients receiving stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Methods: Twenty lung cancer SBRT patients, treated on a linac with 2.5 mm width multileaf-collimator (MLC), were analyzed retrospectively. Both FB helical and four-dimensional CT scans were acquired for each patient. Internal target volume (ITV) was delineated based on MIP CTs and modified based on both ten-phase datasets and FB CTs. Planning target volume (PTV) was then determined by adding additional setup margin to ITV. The PTVs and beams in the optimized treatment plan based on FB CTs were copied to MIP and AIP CTs, with the same isocenters, MLC patterns and monitor units. Mean effective depth (MED) of beams, and some dosimetric parameters for both PTVs and most important organ at risk (OAR), lung minus PTV, were compared between any two datasets using two-tail paired t test. Results: The MEDs in FB and AIP plans were similar but significantly smaller (Ps < 0.001) than that in MIP plans. Minimum dose, mean dose, dose covering at least 90% and 95% of PTVs in MIP plans were slightly higher than two other plans (Ps < 0.008). The absolute volume of lung minus PTV receiving greater than 5, 10, and 20 Gy in MIP plans were significantly smaller than those in both FB and AIP plans (Ps < 0.008). Conformity index for FB plans showed a small but statistically significantly higher. Conclusions: Dosimetric characteristics of AIP plans are similar to those of FB plans. Slightly better target volume coverage and significantly lower low-dose region ({<=}30 Gy) in lung was observed in MIP plans. The decrease in low-dose region in lung was mainly caused by the change of lung volume contoured on two datasets rather than the differences of dose distribution between AIP and MIP plans. Compare with AIP datasets, FB datasets were more prone to significant image artifacts and MIP datasets may overestimate or underestimate the target volume when the target is closer to the denser tissue, so AIP seems favorable for planning and dose calculation for lung SBRT.

Tian Yuan; Wang Zhiheng; Ge Hong; Zhang Tian; Cai Jing; Kelsey, Christopher; Yoo, David; Yin Fangfang [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States) and Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Beijing 100021 (China); Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Henan Cancer Hospital, Zhengzhou, Henan 450008 (China); Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Particle Size and Crystalline Level on the Combustion Characteristics of Particulated Solids  

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Over the past years, catastrophic dust explosion incidents have caused numerous injuries, fatalities and economical losses. Dust explosions are rapid exothermic reactions that take place when a combustible dust is mixed with air in the presence...

Castellanos Duarte, Diana Yazmin

2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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THE DUST ATTENUATION LAW IN DISTANT GALAXIES: EVIDENCE FOR VARIATION WITH SPECTRAL TYPE  

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This Letter utilizes composite spectral energy distributions (SEDs) constructed from NEWFIRM Medium-Band Survey photometry to constrain the dust attenuation curve in 0.5 < z < 2.0 galaxies. Based on similarities between the full SED shapes (0.3-8 ?m), we have divided galaxies in 32 different spectral classes and stacked their photometry. As each class contains galaxies over a range in redshift, the resulting rest-frame SEDs are well sampled in wavelength and show various spectral features including H? and the UV dust bump at 2175 Å. We fit all composite SEDs with flexible stellar population synthesis models, while exploring attenuation curves with varying slopes and UV bump strengths. The Milky Way and Calzetti law provide poor fits at UV wavelengths for nearly all SEDs. Consistent with previous studies, we find that the best-fit attenuation law varies with spectral type. There is a strong correlation between the best-fit dust slope and UV bump strength, with steeper laws having stronger bumps. Moreover, the attenuation curve correlates with specific star formation rate (SFR), with more active galaxies having shallower dust curves and weaker bumps. There is also a weak correlation with inclination. The observed trends can be explained by differences in the dust-to-star geometry, a varying grain size distribution, or a combination of both. Our results have several implications for galaxy evolution studies. First, the assumption of a universal dust model leads to biases in derived galaxy properties. Second, the presence of a dust bump may result in underestimated values for the UV slope, used to correct SFRs of distant galaxies.

Kriek, Mariska [Astronomy Department, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)] [Astronomy Department, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Conroy, Charlie [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Characterization of Particles and Particle-Cell Interactions...  

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Ultrafine Diesel Tailpipe Particles ACES: Evaluation of Tissue Response to Inhaled 2007-Compliant Diesel Exhaust Pulmonary and Systemic Immune Response to Inhaled Oil Condensates...

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The E(2) particle  

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Recently it has been advocated [A. G. Cohen and S. L. Glashow, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 021601 (2006)] that for describing nature within the minimal symmetry requirement, certain subgroups of the Lorentz group may play a fundamental role. One such group is E(2) which induces a Lie algebraic noncommutative spacetime [M. M. Sheikh-Jabbari and A. Tureanu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 261601 (2008); arXiv:0811.3670] where translation invariance is not fully maintained. We have constructed a consistent structure of noncommutative phase space for this system, and furthermore we have studied an appropriate point particle action on it. Interestingly, the Einstein dispersion relation p{sup 2}=m{sup 2} remains intact. The model is constructed by exploiting a dual canonical phase space following the scheme developed by us earlier [S. Ghosh and P. Pal, Phys. Rev. D 75, 105021 (2007)].

Ghosh, Subir; Pal, Probir [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata 700108 (India); Physics Department, Uluberia College, Uluberia, Howrah 711315 (India) and S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, JD Block, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700098 (India)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Particle Astrophysics  

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Abstract: Theoretical Particle Astrophysics The research carried out under this grant encompassed work on the early Universe, dark matter, and dark energy. We developed CMB probes for primordial baryon inhomogeneities, primordial non-Gaussianity, cosmic birefringence, gravitational lensing by density perturbations and gravitational waves, and departures from statistical isotropy. We studied the detectability of wiggles in the inflation potential in string-inspired inflation models. We studied novel dark-matter candidates and their phenomenology. This work helped advance the DoE's Cosmic Frontier (and also Energy and Intensity Frontiers) by finding synergies between a variety of different experimental efforts, by developing new searches, science targets, and analyses for existing/forthcoming experiments, and by generating ideas for new next-generation experiments.

Kamionkowski, Marc

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Breathing the unbreathable  

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...3). Evidence that anaerobic microbes could grow using the energy in a carbon-halogen bond was reported 30 years ago (4). Soon...limited to a narrow hydrophobic “letterbox” opening (green). The structure helps to clarify how dehalogenating microbes...

Elizabeth Anne Edwards

2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Data Group - Authors  

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Particle Data Group Associates and Advisors Particle Data Group Associates and Advisors Aguilar-Benitez, Amsler, Antonelli, Arguin, Armstrong, Artuso, Asner, Babu, Baer, Band, Barberio, Barnett, Battaglia, Bauer, Beringer, Bernardi, Bertl, Besson, Bichsel, Biebel, Bloch, Blucher, Blusk, Bunakov, Burchat, Cahn, Carena, Carone, Casas Serradilla, Casper, Cattai, Ceccucci, Chakraborty, Chen, Chivukula, Copic, Cousins, Cowan, Crawford, Dahl, Dalitz, D'Ambrosio, DeGouvea, DeGrand, Damour, Desler, Dissertori, Dobbs, Dobrescu, Donahue, Doser, Drees, Edwards,A, Edwards, Eidelman, Elvira, Erler, Ezhela, Fasso', Feng, Fetscher, Fields, Filimonov, Foster, Freedman, Froidevaux, Fukugita, Gaisser, Garren, Geer, Gerber, Gerbier, Gherghetta, Gibbons, Gilman, Giudice, Goldhaber, Goodman, Grab, Gritsan, Grivaz, Groom, Grünewald, Gurtu, Gutsche, Haber, Hagiwara, Hagmann, Hanhart, Harper , Hayes, Heltsley, Hernàndez-Rey, Hewett, Hikasa, Hinchliffe, Holder, Höcker, Hogan, Höhler, Holtkamp, Honscheid , Huston , Igo-Kemenes, Jackson, James, Jawahery, Johnson, Junk, Karlen, Kayser, Kirkby, Klein, Kleinknecht, Klempt, Knowles, Kolb, Kolda, Kowalewski, Kreitz, Kreps, Krusche, Kuyanov, Kwon, Lahav, Landua, Langacker , Lepage, Liddle, Ligeti, Lin, Liss, Littenberg, Liu, LoSecco, Lugovsky,K, Lugovsky,S, Lugovsky,V, Lynch, Lys, Mahlke, Mangano, Mankov, Manley, Mannel, Manohar, March-Russell, Marciano, Martin, Masoni, Matthews, Milstead, Miquel, Mönig, Mohr, Morrison, Murayama, Nakada, Nakamura, Narain, Nason, Navas, Nevski, Nicholson, Nir, Olive, Oyanagi, Pape, Patrignani, Peacock, Piepke, Porter, Prell, Punzi, Quadt, Quinn, Raby, Raffelt, Ratcliff, Razuvaev, Renk, Richardson, Roesler, Rolandi, Rolli, Romaniouk , Roos, Rosenberg, Rosner, Sachrajda, Sakai, Salam, Sanda, Sarkar, Sauli, Schaffner, Schindler, Schmitt, Schneider, Scott, Seligman, Shaevitz, Shrock, Silari, Skands, Smith, Sjöstrand, Smoot, Sokolosky, Spanier, Spieler, Spooner, Srednicki, Stahl, Stanev, Stone, Stone,S, Streitmatter, Sumiyoshi, Suzuki, Syphers, Tanabashi, Taylor, Terning, Titov, Tkachenko, Törnqvist, Tovey, Trilling, Trippe, Turner, Valencia, van Bibber, Vincter, Venanzoni, Vogel, Voss, Ward, Watari, Webber, Weiglein, Wells, Whalley, Wheeler, Wohl, Wolfenstein, Womersley, Woody, Workman, Yamamoto, Yao, Youssef, Zenin, Zhang, Zhu, Zyla

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ARM - Measurement - Cloud ice particle  

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ice particle ice particle ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Cloud ice particle Particles made of ice found in clouds. Categories Cloud Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation Field Campaign Instruments REPLICATOR : Balloon-borne Ice Crystal Replicator CPI : Cloud Particle Imager CVI-AIR : Counterflow Virtual Impactor LEARJET : Lear Jet PARTIMG : Particle imager UAV-PROTEUS-MICRO : Proteus Cloud Microphysics Instruments

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Particle Data Group - Errata 2012  

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2 Review of Particle Physics 2 Review of Particle Physics J. Beringer et al. (Particle Data Group), Phys. Rev. D86, 010001 (2012). During the time between editions of the Review of Particle Physics and the Particle Physics Booklet, we often find a number of errata. We correct most errata on our WWW pages. If you should find errata that are not known to us, please send mail to pdg @ lbl.gov. Pages 79, 1255 of the full Review (page 144 of the DataBooklet, pages 3, 3, 10 of the Web versions below): p, n, N-resonces; Baryons Summary Table (page 3) Baryons Summary Table (page 3) p Particle Listing (page 10) (November 28, 2012): The value of the partial mean life limit for n n → νe νe should read: > 1.4 (1030 years) at 90% CL. Page 320 of the full Review (page 4 of the Web versions below):

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Janus and Multiblock Colloidal Particles  

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(5) Although Janus particles are named after the Roman god Janus with two faces, other ancient cultures also imagined two incompatible properties within a single unity. ... Our use of micrometer-size particles causes the range of interparticle forces, relative to particle size, to be much less than in some computer simulations;(40) this is considered to be a key aspect of the resulting self-assembly. ...

Qian Chen; Jing Yan; Jie Zhang; Sung Chul Bae; Steve Granick

2012-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying the Reproducibility of Heart Position During Treatment and Corresponding Delivered Heart Dose in Voluntary Deep Inhalation Breath Hold for Left Breast Cancer Patients Treated With External Beam Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: Voluntary deep inhalation breath hold (VDIBH) reduces heart dose during left breast irradiation. We present results of the first study performed to quantify reproducibility of breath hold using bony anatomy, heart position, and heart dose for VDIBH patients at treatment table. Methods and Materials: Data from 10 left breast cancer patients undergoing VDIBH whole-breast irradiation were analyzed. Two computed tomography (CT) scans, free breathing (FB) and VDIBH, were acquired to compare dose to critical structures. Pretreatment weekly kV orthogonal images and tangential ports were acquired. The displacement difference from spinal cord to sternum across the isocenter between coregistered planning Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs (DRRs) and kV imaging of bony thorax is a measure of breath hold reproducibility. The difference between bony coregistration and heart coregistration was the measured heart shift if the patient is aligned to bony anatomy. Results: Percentage of dose reductions from FB to VDIBH: mean heart dose (48%, SD 19%, p = 0.002), mean LAD dose (43%, SD 19%, p = 0.008), and maximum left anterior descending (LAD) dose (60%, SD 22%, p = 0.008). Average breath hold reproducibility using bony anatomy across the isocenter along the anteroposterior (AP) plane from planning to treatment is 1 (range, 0-3; SD, 1) mm. Average heart shifts with respect to bony anatomy between different breath holds are 2 {+-} 3 mm inferior, 1 {+-} 2 mm right, and 1 {+-} 3 mm posterior. Percentage dose changes from planning to delivery: mean heart dose (7%, SD 6%); mean LAD dose, ((9%, SD 7%)S, and maximum LAD dose, (11%, SD 11%) SD 11%, p = 0.008). Conclusion: We observed excellent three-dimensional bony registration between planning and pretreatment imaging. Reduced delivered dose to heart and LAD is maintained throughout VDIBH treatment.

McIntosh, Alyson; Shoushtari, Asal N.; Benedict, Stanley H.; Read, Paul W. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia (United States); Wijesooriya, Krishni, E-mail: kw5wx@virginia.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia (United States)