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Determination of Depleted Uranium in Urine via Isotope Ratio Measurements Using Large-Bore Direct Injection High Efficiency Nebulizer–Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry  

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Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), coupled with a large-bore direct injection high efficiency nebulizer (LB-DIHEN), was utilized to determine the concentration and...

Westphal, Craig S; McLean, John A; Hakspiel, Shelly J; Jackson, William E; McClain, David E; Montaser, Akbar

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of actinides in environmental and biological samples using high-performance chelation ion chromatography coupled to sector-field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry  

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High-performance chelation ion chromatography, using a neutral polystyrene substrate dynamically loaded with 0.1 mM dipicolinic acid, coupled with sector-field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry has been successfully used for the separation of the actinides thorium, uranium, americium, neptunium and plutonium. Using this column it was possible to separate the various actinides from each other and from a complex sample matrix. In particular, it was possible to separate plutonium and uranium to facilitate the detection of the former free of spectral interference. The column also exhibited some selectivity for different oxidation states of Np, Pu and U. Two oxidation states each for plutonium and neptunium were found, tentatively identified as Np(V) and Pu(III) eluting at the solvent front, and Np(IV) and Pu(IV) eluting much later. Detection limits were 12, 8, and 4 fg for 237Np, 239Pu, and 241Am, respectively, for a 0.5 ml injection. The system was successfully used for the determination of 239Pu in NIST 4251 Human Lung and 4353 Rocky Flats Soil, with results of 570±29 and 2939±226 fg g?1, respectively, compared with a certified range of 227–951 fg g?1 for the former and a value of 3307± 248 fg g?1 for the latter.

Jason B. Truscott; Phil Jones; Ben E. Fairman; E. Hywel Evans

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Slurry Nebulization-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry with Solution Calibration for Determination of Ultratrace Boron in High Pure Nuclear Graphite Powder  

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Slurry nebulization-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was developed for the direct determination of trace boron (B) in high-purity graphite powders. After the graphite powders were ground and sifted, the particle size of graphite was collected less than 5 ?m. Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) was used as the dispersant in slurry preparation. The optimal mass ratio of PVP to the graphite was found to be 0.5. Well-proportioned and stable slurry solution was obtained by magnetic stirrer. 0.1 M NH4OH as the aqueous medium could provide the optimal pH of 10 for the stable slurry and eliminate the memory effect of B. ICP-MS was operated in a higher resolution mode (0.6 amu) to eliminate the interference with the matrix 12C by peak tailing. Oxygen was added into the plasma at a flow rate of 60 mL min?1 to resolve carbon deposition on the sampler and skimmer cones and accelerate particle dissociation in the plasma. External calibration with aqueous solution standards was established for quantification. Beryllium was chosen as the internal standard to evaluate the efficiency of matrix effect correction. A correlation coefficient of 0.9995 was obtained for B concentration ranging 2–200 ?g L?1. The detection limit (3S) of B was 0.095 ?g g?1. As a practical application, the proposed method was used for the determination of trace B in four nuclear graphite samples (claimed 99.999% purity), with the satisfactory recoveries for the spike tests in the range of 97.2%–103.1%.

Xin-Li LIU; Tai-Cheng DUAN; Yi HAN; Xiao-Yu JIA; Wei-Na ZHANG; Hang-Ting CHEN

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of sound power of coupled machines  

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Several procedures are available for the determination of the sound power level of machines in normal environments. Most of these give adequate results for single medium?sized equipment but difficulties arise in extending the concepts to large coupled machines. [“Evaluation of Proposed ASME PTC 36 Code for Sound Power Level Determination of Large Steam Turbine Generators ” S.E. Grabkowski J. MacDonald and T. Van Schaick (General Electric Company) to be presented at Fall 1975 ASME meeting.] Much of the problem is because the direct acoustic field of a component machine may not extend to as much as one foot from its surface due to reverberation from other components. A procedure is suggested in which all acoustic measurements are confined to surfaces near each component machine. Correction is made for the reverberant acoustic field of the entire environment. The correction procedure utilizes reverberation time determinations from impulsive noise tests; and applies a Monte Carlo approach to the problem of correcting for nearfield effects in the evaluation of sound power. An iterative computation is employed. Comparisons with free?field sound power determinations are shown.

R. J. Wells

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous determination of triazine herbicides in rice by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with high resolution and high mass accuracy hybrid linear ion trap-orbitrap mass spectrometry  

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A method was developed for the simultaneous determination of 10 triazine herbicides (cyanazine, simazine, simetryn, metribuzin, atrazine, ametryn, terbuthylazine, prometryn, terbutryn, and dimethametryn) in rice samples by high resolution and high mass accuracy hybrid linear ion trap-Orbitrap mass spectrometer. After extraction with acetonitrile and evaporation, the herbicides were redissolved in n-hexane and purified on a Florisil solid-phase extraction column. All compounds were separated within 12 min, producing more than 11 data points for each herbicide and high mass accuracy quantified ions which the mass errors of absolute value were less than 1.9 ppm in pure solution and 2.1 ppm in the matrix-matched standards solution. The method was validated in terms of the limits of detection and the limits of quantification. The linearity was satisfactory, with a correlation coefficient of >0.9975. Precision and recovery studies were evaluated at three concentration levels for Japonica, Indica, and Glutinous rice matrix. The mean recoveries obtained for all analytes in spiked Xiushui 03, Liangyoupeijiu, and Taihunuo rice samples were 83.3–99.0%, 82.0–99.7%, and 84.2–99.4%, respectively, with relative standard deviation in range 1.7–10.6%, 1.2–10.7%, and 1.9–11.6% for spiked rice samples, respectively. The intra-day precision (n = 5) for the 10 herbicides in rice samples spiked at an intermediate level was between 2.8% and 7.9%, and the inter-day precision over 10 days (n = 10) was between 5.5% and 15.9%.

Ren-Xiang Mou; Ming-Xue Chen; Zhao-Yun Cao; Zhi-Wei Zhu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the strong coupling constant at LEP  

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Multi-hadronic events produced in e+e- collisions provide an excellent laboratory to study QCD, the theory of strong interactions, and in particular to determine the strong coupling parameter alpha_s and demonstrate its predicted behavior as a function of the energy scale. Determinations of alpha_s at LEP will be reviewed with emphasis on event shape variables and jet rates in 3-jet and 4-jet events.

T. Wengler

2006-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Sorptive extraction using polydimethylsiloxane/metal–organic framework coated stir bars coupled with high performance liquid chromatography-fluorescence detection for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in environmental water samples  

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Abstract In this work, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs, Al-MIL-53-NH2) were synthesized via the hydrothermal method, and novel polydimethylsiloxane/metal–organic framework (PDMS/MOFs, PDMS/Al-MIL-53-NH2)-coated stir bars were prepared by the sol–gel technique. The preparation reproducibility of the PDMS/MOFs-coated stir bar was good, with relative standard deviations (RSDs) ranging from 4.8% to 14.9% (n = 7) within one batch and from 6.2% to 16.9% (n = 6) among different batches. Based on this fact, a new method of PDMS/MOFs-coated stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) and ultrasonic-assisted liquid desorption (UALD) coupled with high performance liquid chromatography-fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) was developed for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in environmental water samples. To obtain the best extraction performance for PAHs, several parameters affecting SBSE, such as extraction time, stirring rate, and extraction temperature, were investigated. Under optimal experimental conditions, wide linear ranges and good \\{RSDs\\} (n = 7) were obtained. With enrichment factors (EFs) of 16.1- to 88.9-fold (theoretical EF, 142-fold), the limits of detection (LODs, S/N = 3) of the developed method for the target \\{PAHs\\} were found to be in the range of 0.05–2.94 ng/L. The developed method was successfully applied to the analysis of \\{PAHs\\} in Yangtze River and East Lake water samples.

Cong Hu; Man He; Beibei Chen; Cheng Zhong; Bin Hu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of boron isotope ratios in geological materials by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry  

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Determination of boron isotope ratios in geological materials by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry ... Isotope dilution analysis using flow injection inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry was applied to determine low boron contents in iron and steel samples. ...

D. Conrad Gregoire

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wood-Fiber/High-Density-Polyethylene Composites: Coupling Agent Performance  

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Wood-Fiber/High-Density-Polyethylene Composites: Coupling Agent Performance John Z. Lu,1 Qinglin Wu structure. As a coupling agent, mal- eated polyethylene (MAPE) had a better performance in WPC than oxidized polyethylene (OPE) and pure polyeth- ylene (PPE) because of its stronger interfacial bonding. A combination

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Impurity effects on electronmode coupling in high-temperature superconductors  

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LETTERS Impurity effects on electron­mode coupling in high-temperature superconductors K. TERASHIMA espite years of intensive research on copper oxide superconductors with high transition temperatures (Tc in the high-Tc superconductors. The interaction of electrons with bosonic excitations (phonons or spin

Loss, Daniel

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Qubit architecture with high coherence and fast tunable coupling  

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We introduce a superconducting qubit architecture that combines high-coherence qubits and tunable qubit-qubit coupling. With the ability to set the coupling to zero, we demonstrate that this architecture is protected from the frequency crowding problems that arise from fixed coupling. More importantly, the coupling can be tuned dynamically with nanosecond resolution, making this architecture a versatile platform with applications ranging from quantum logic gates to quantum simulation. We illustrate the advantages of dynamic coupling by implementing a novel adiabatic controlled-Z gate, at a speed approaching that of single-qubit gates. Integrating coherence and scalable control, our "gmon" architecture is a promising path towards large-scale quantum computation and simulation.

Yu Chen; C. Neill; P. Roushan; N. Leung; M. Fang; R. Barends; J. Kelly; B. Campbell; Z. Chen; B. Chiaro; A. Dunsworth; E. Jeffrey; A. Megrant; J. Y. Mutus; P. J. J. O'Malley; C. M. Quintana; D. Sank; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; T. C. White; Michael R. Geller; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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High ethylene to ethane processes for oxidative coupling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Oxidative coupling of lower alkane to higher hydrocarbon is conducted using a catalyst comprising barium and/or strontium component and a metal oxide combustion promoter in the presence of vapor phase halogen component. High ethylene to ethane mole ratios in the product can be obtained over extended operating periods.

Chafin, R.B.; Warren, B.K.

1991-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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High ethylene to ethane processes for oxidative coupling  

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Oxidative coupling of lower alkane to higher hydrocarbon is conducted using catalyst comprising barium and/or strontium component and a metal oxide combustion promoter in the presence of vapor phase halogen component. High ethylene to ethane mole ratios in the product can be obtained over extended operating periods.

Chafin, Richard B. (Hurricane, WV); Warren, Barbara K. (Charleston, WV)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stereochemistry Determination by Powder X-ray Diffraction Analysis and NMR Spectroscopy Residual Dipolar Couplings  

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A matter of technique: For a new steroidal lactol, jaborosalactol 24 (1), isolated from Jaborosa parviflora, NMR spectroscopy residual dipolar couplings and powder X-ray diffraction analysis independently gave the same stereochemistry at C23-C26. Conventional NMR spectroscopic techniques, such as NOE and {sup 3}J coupling-constant analysis failed to unambiguously determine this stereochemistry.

Garcia, M.; Pagola, S; Navarro-Vasquez, A; Phillips, D; Gayathri, C; Krakauer, H; Stephens, P; Nicotra, V; Gil, R

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mode coupling in quantized high-quality films  

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The effect of coupling of quantized modes on transport and localization in ultrathin films with quantum size effect (QSE) is discussed. The emphasis is on comparison of films with Gaussian, exponential, and power-law long-range behavior of the correlation function of surface, thickness, or bulk fluctuations. For small-size inhomogeneities, the mode coupling is the same for inhomogeneities of all types and the transport coefficients behave in the same way. The mode coupling becomes extremely sensitive to the correlators for large-size inhomogeneities leading to the drastically distinct behavior of the transport coefficients. In high-quality films there is a noticeable difference between the QSE patterns for films with bulk and surface inhomogeneities, which explains why the recently predicted type of QSE with large oscillations of the transport coefficients can be observed mostly in films with surface-driven relaxation. In such films with surface-dominated scattering the higher modes contribute to the transport only as a result of opening of the corresponding mode coupling channels and appear one by one. Mode coupling also explains a much higher transport contribution from the higher modes than it is commonly believed. Possible correlations between the inhomogeneities from the opposite walls provide, because of their oscillating response to the mode quantum numbers, a unique insight into the mode coupling. The presence of inhomogeneities of several sizes leads not to a mechanical mixture of QSE patterns, but to the overall shifting and smoothing of the oscillations. The results can lead to unique non-destructive ways of analysis of the buried interfaces and to study of inhomogeneities on the scales which are inaccessible for scanning techniques.

Yiying Cheng and A. E. Meyerovich

2006-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Antenna-coupled high T[sub c] superconducting microbolometer  

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A device is provided for measuring radiant energy, the device comprising a substrate; a bolometer formed from a high T[sub c] superconducting material disposed on the substrate in an area that is about 1[times]5 [mu]m[sup 2] and about 0.02 [mu]m in depth; and a planar antenna disposed on the substrate and coupled to receive radiation and to impart the received radiation to the bolometer. 5 figs.

Hu, Q.

1992-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled robot-flow injection analysis system for fully automated determination of total polyphenols in olive oil  

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Coupled robot-flow injection analysis system for fully automated determination of total polyphenols in olive oil ...

Jose A. Garcia-Mesa; M. Dolores Luque de Castro; Miguel Valcarcel

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determinations of the QCD strong coupling ?s and the scale ?QCD  

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We review determinations, via experiment, of the strong coupling of QCD, ?s. In almost every case we use the results of perturbative QCD to make the necessary extraction from data. These include scaling violations of deep inelastic scattering, e+e- annihilation experiments (including quarkonium decays) and lepton pair production. Finally estimates for ? from lattice calculations are listed.

D.W. Duke; R.G. Roberts

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized Kapchinskij-Vladimirskij Distribution and Envelope Equation for High-Intensity Beams in a Coupled Transverse Focusing Lattice  

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In an uncoupled lattice, the Kapchinskij-Vladimirskij (KV) distribution function first analyzed in 1959 is the only known exact solution of the nonlinear Vlasov-Maxwell equations for high-intensity beams including self-fields in a self-consistent manner. The KV solution is generalized here to high-intensity beams in a coupled transverse lattice using the recently developed generalized Courant-Snyder invariant for coupled transverse dynamics. This solution projects to a rotating, pulsating elliptical beam in transverse configuration space, determined by the generalized matrix envelope equation.

Qin Hong; Davidson, Ronald C. [Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Chung, Moses [Accelerator Physics Center, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)

2009-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized Kapchinskij-Vladimirskij Distribution and Envelope Equation for High-intensity Beams in a Coupled Transverse Focusing Lattice  

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In an uncoupled lattice, the Kapchinskij-Vladimirskij (KV) distribution function first analyzed in 1959 is the only known exact solution of the nonlinear Vlasov-Maxwell equations for high- intensity beams including self-fields in a self-consistent manner. The KV solution is generalized here to high-intensity beams in a coupled transverse lattice using the recently developed generalized Courant-Snyder invariant for coupled transverse dynamics. This solution projects to a rotating, pulsating elliptical beam in transverse configuration space, determined by the generalized matrix envelope equation.

Hong Qin, Moses Chung, and Ronald C. Davidson

2009-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of equilibrium coupling angles in magnetic multilayers by polarized neutron reflectometry  

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We have performed polarized neutron reflectometry (PNR) on Co/Cu multilayers grown by sputter deposition at the first antiferromagnetic (AF) maximum of the coupling oscillation. The growth of the Cu spacer layers was paused halfway through each layer for a variable amount of time to allow residual gases to be adsorbed onto the surface. A sample with clean Cu spacers shows good AF coupling, with low remanence and high saturation field. The PNR spectra show a strong 12-order Bragg peak and little splitting between the reflectivities for incident ? and ? spin neutrons at zero field, characteristic of AF ordering. Meanwhile, a more heavily gas-damaged sample with a remanent fraction of ?2/2 has strongly spin-split PNR spectra at the critical edge and nuclear Bragg peak, showing a significant ferromagnetic component. A strong 12-order Bragg peak is still present. We are able to fit accurately the magnetization and PNR data by assuming that such a sample shows considerable biquadratic coupling, with moments coupled close to 90° at zero field.

C. H. Marrows; S. Langridge; B. J. Hickey

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of long-lived actinides in soil leachates by inductively coupled plasma: Mass spectrometry  

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Inductively coupled plasma -- mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was used to concurrently determine multiple long-lived (t{sub 1/2} > 10{sup 4} y) actinide isotopes in soil samples. Ultrasonic nebulization was found to maximize instrument sensitivity. Instrument detection limits for actinides in solution ranged from 50 mBq L{sup {minus}1} ({sup 239}Pu) to 2 {mu}Bq L{sup {minus}1} ({sup 235}U) Hydride adducts of {sup 232}Th and {sup 238}U interfered with the determinations of {sup 233}U and {sup 239} Pu; thus, extraction chromatography was, used to eliminate the sample matrix, concentrate the analytes, and separate uranium from the other actinides. Alpha spectrometric determinations of {sup 230}Th, {sup 239}Pu, and the {sup 234}U/{sup 238}U activity ratio in soil leachates compared well with ICP-MS determinations; however, there were some small systematic differences (ca. 10%) between ICP-MS and a-spectrometric determinations of {sup 234}U and {sup 238}U activities.

Crain, J.S.; Smith, L.L.; Yaeger, J.S.; Alvarado, J.A.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled Model for Heat and Water Transport in a High Level Waste Repository  

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Coupled Model for Heat and Water Transport in a High Level Waste Coupled Model for Heat and Water Transport in a High Level Waste Repository in Salt Coupled Model for Heat and Water Transport in a High Level Waste Repository in Salt This report summarizes efforts to simulate coupled thermal-hydrological-chemical (THC) processes occurring within a generic hypothetical high-level waste (HLW) repository in bedded salt; chemical processes of the system allow precipitation and dissolution of salt with elevated temperatures that drive water and water vapor flow around hot waste packages. Characterizing salt backfill processes is an important objective of the exercise. An evidence-based algorithm for mineral dehydration is also applied in the modeling. The Finite Element Heat and Mass transfer code (FEHM) is used to simulate coupled thermal,

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High fidelity quantum state transfer in electromechanical systems with intermediate coupling  

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Hybrid quantum systems usually consist of two or more subsystems, which may take the advantages of the different systems. Recently, the hybrid system consisting of circuit electromechanical subsystems have attracted great attention due to its advanced fabrication and scalable integrated photonic circuit techniques. Here, we propose a scheme for high fidelity quantum state transfer between a superconducting qubit and a nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond, which are coupled to a superconducting transmission-line resonator with coupling strength $g_1$ and a nanomechanical resonator with coupling strength $g_2$, respectively. Meanwhile, the two resonators are parametrically coupled with coupling strength $J$. The system dynamics, including the decoherence effects, is numerical investigated. It is found that both the small ($J \\ll \\{g_1, g_2\\}$) and large ($J \\gg \\{g_1, g_2\\}$) coupling regimes of this hybrid system can not support high fidelity quantum state transfer before significant technique advances. However, in the intermediate coupling regime ($J \\sim g_1 \\sim g_2$), in contrast to a conventional wisdom, high fidelity quantum information transfer can be implemented, providing a promising route towards high fidelity quantum state transfer in similar coupled resonators systems.

Jian Zhou; Yong Hu; Zhang-qi Yin; Z. D. Wang; Shi-Liang Zhu; Zheng-Yuan Xue

2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Gold Nanoparticle Enlargement Coupled with Fluorescence Quenching for Highly Sensitive Detection of Analytes  

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We report a versatile and facile route for highly sensitive detection of analytes through coupling the enlargement of gold nanoparticles with fluorescence quenching. The fluorescence intensity of dye molecules (e.g., fluorescein or rhodamine B) ...

Seong Yoon Lim; Jae Hong Kim; Joon Seok Lee; Chan Beum Park

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of planar-flexure-based contacts for high-repeatability kinematic couplings  

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This research assesses the effects of planar flexural elements on the repeatability of a high-precision kinematic coupling. Few devices exist that are capable of passive, repeatable nanoscale fixturing; this research ...

Segado, Martin Alan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling the High Complexity Land Surface Model ACASA to the Mesoscale Model WRF  

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In this study, the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) is coupled with the Advanced Canopy-Atmosphere-Soil Algorithm (ACASA), a high complexity land surface model. Although WRF is a state-of-the-art regional ...

Xu, L.

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Efficient power coupling to waveguides in high index contrast systems  

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Future integrated optical circuits will hold, on a single chip, several optical components that communicate via high index contrast waveguides. Silicon nitride (SixNy) and silicon oxynitride (SixOyNz) waveguides with silicon ...

Nguyen, Victor T. (Victor Trinh)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen in high purity magnesium  

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DETERMINATION OF CARBON, NITROGEN, AND OXYGEN IN HIGH PURITY MAGNESIUM A Thesis by NEIL GERARD ROCHE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8cM University in partial i'ulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1981 Major Subject: Chemistry DETERMINATION OF CARBON, NITROGEN, AND OXYGEN IN HIGH PURITY MAGNESIUM A Thesis by NEIL GERARD ROCHE Approved as to style and content by: E. A. Schweikert (Chairman of Committee) G. J. Bastiaans (Member) L...

Roche, Neil Gerard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High level of activation Coupled product is very stable, especially  

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of the cross-linked matrix makes it well-suited for use in large columns. Scaling up a purification with a gel between matrix and activated group is especially suitable for immobilising small proteins and peptides · Fast Flow matrix gives high productivity and is easy to scale up · Comprehensive technical

Lebendiker, Mario

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An alternative scaling solution for high-energy QCD saturation with running coupling  

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A new type of approximate scaling compatible with the Balitsky-Kovchegov equation with running coupling is found, which is different from the previously known running coupling geometric scaling. The corresponding asymptotic traveling wave solution is derived. Although featuring different scaling behaviors, the two solutions are complementary approximations of the same universal solution, and they become equivalent in the high energy limit. The new type of scaling is observed in the small-x DIS data.

Guillaume Beuf

2008-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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NUMERICAL DETERMINATION AND TREATMENT OF CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT IN THE COUPLED BUILDING ENERGY AND CFD SIMULATION  

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for the correct prediction of the convective heat. A finer grid resolution in CFD does not always lead to a more conservation equations of flow on these grid cells. As shown in Figure 1(a), CFD calculates convective heat1 NUMERICAL DETERMINATION AND TREATMENT OF CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT IN THE COUPLED

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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Rice Straw Fiber Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Composite: Effect of Coupled Compatibilizating and  

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Rice Straw Fiber Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Composite: Effect of Coupled polyethylene (HDPE) composites were manufactured by extrusion and injection molding. Three compatibilizers compatibilizers, ma- leic anhydride grafted polyethylene and polypropylene (PE-g-MA and PP-g-MA) are considered

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Towards controlled coupling between a high-Q whispering-gallery mode and a single nanoparticle  

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We discuss our recent experiments that aim at the realization of coupling between a nano-emitter that is placed at the extremity of a sharp glass-fiber tip and a high-Q whispering-gallery mode. We quantify the in...

S. Götzinger; O. Benson; V. Sandoghdar

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A coupled BEM and energy flow method for mid-high frequency internal acoustic  

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formalism whereas the SEA formalism is based on global energies of finite subsystems. This model has been using four energy variables: the total energy as well as the Lagrangian energy density, the activeA coupled BEM and energy flow method for mid-high frequency internal acoustic Sbastien BESSET, M

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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High frequency capacitively coupled RF plasma discharge effects on the order/disorder structure of PAN-based carbon fiber  

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High-resolution confocal Raman microscopy was used to investigate the effects of nitrogen plasma on unsized high strength (HS) PAN- ... . The fibers were treated by a high frequency (40.68 MHz) capacitively coupl...

Ümmugül E. Güngör; Sinan Bilikmen…

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized Courant-Snyder theory and Kapchinskij-Vladimirskij distribution for high-intensity beams in a coupled transverse focusing lattice  

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The Courant-Snyder (CS) theory and the Kapchinskij-Vladimirskij (KV) distribution for high-intensity beams in an uncoupled focusing lattice are generalized to the case of coupled transverse dynamics. The envelope function is generalized to an envelope matrix, and the envelope equation becomes a matrix envelope equation with matrix operations that are noncommutative. In an uncoupled lattice, the KV distribution function, first analyzed in 1959, is the only known exact solution of the nonlinear Vlasov-Maxwell equations for high-intensity beams including self-fields in a self-consistent manner. The KV solution is generalized to high-intensity beams in a coupled transverse lattice using the generalized CS invariant. This solution projects to a rotating, pulsating elliptical beam in transverse configuration space. The fully self-consistent solution reduces the nonlinear Vlasov-Maxwell equations to a nonlinear matrix ordinary differential equation for the envelope matrix, which determines the geometry of the pulsating and rotating beam ellipse. These results provide us with a new theoretical tool to investigate the dynamics of high-intensity beams in a coupled transverse lattice. A strongly coupled lattice, a so-called N-rolling lattice, is studied as an example. It is found that strong coupling does not deteriorate the beam quality. Instead, the coupling induces beam rotation and reduces beam pulsation.

Qin Hong [Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Davidson, Ronald C. [Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Drive Heavy-Ion-Beam Inertial Fusion at High Coupling Efficiency  

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Issues with coupling efficiency, beam illumination symmetry and Rayleigh Taylor (RT) instability are discussed for spherical heavy-ion-beam-driven targets with and without hohlraums. Efficient coupling of heavy ion beams to compress direct-drive inertial fusion targets without hohlraums is found to require ion range increasing several-fold during the drive pulse. One-dimensional implosion calculations using the LASNEX ICF target physics code shows the ion range increasing four-fold during the drive pulse to keep ion energy deposition following closely behind the imploding ablation front, resulting in high coupling efficiencies (shell kinetic energy/incident beam energy of 16 to 18%). Ways to increase beam ion range while mitigating Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities are discussed for future work.

Logan, B. Grant; Logan, B. Grant; Perkins, L.J.; Barnard, J.J.

2007-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Tune Determination of Strongly Coupled Betatron Oscillations in a Fast-Ramping Synchrotron  

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Tune identification -- i.e. attribution of the spectral peak to a particular normal de of oscillations -- can present a significant difficulty in the presence of strong transverse coupling when the normal mode with a lower damping rate dominates spectra of Turn-by-Turn oscillations in both planes. The introduced earlier phased sum algorithm helped to recover the weaker normal mode signal from the noise, but by itself proved to be insufficient for automatic peak identification in the case of close phase advance distribution in both planes. To resolve this difficulty we modified the algorithm by taking and analyzing Turn-by-Turn data for two different ramps with the beam oscillation excited in each plane in turn. Comparison of relative amplitudes of Fourier components allows for correct automatic tune identification. The proposed algorithm was implemented in the Fermilab Booster B38 console application and successfully used for tune, coupling and chromaticity measurements.

Alexahin, Y.; Gianfelice-Wendt, E.; Marsh, W; Triplett, K.; /Fermilab

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parity violation in neutron capture on the proton: determining the weak pion-nucleon coupling  

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We investigate the parity-violating analyzing power in neutron capture on the proton at thermal energies in the framework of chiral effective field theory. By combining this analysis with a previous analysis of parity violation in proton-proton scattering, we are able to extract the size of the weak pion-nucleon coupling constant. The uncertainty is significant and dominated by the experimental error which is expected to be reduced soon.

de Vries, J; Meißner, Ulf-G; Nogga, A; Epelbaum, E; Kaiser, N

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ongoing Commissioning of a high efficiency supermarket with a ground coupled carbon dioxide refrigeration plant  

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Ongoing Commissioning of a high efficiency supermarket with a ground coupled carbon dioxide refrigeration plant Nicolas R?hault 1 and Doreen Kalz 2 1 Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany 2 Fraunhofer Institute... for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany Email: nicolas.rehault@ise.fraunhofer.de Abstract: A significant reduction in the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of supermarkets can be reached by the combination of several innovative...

Rehault, N.; Kalz, D.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of low radioactivity background in a high voltage cable by high resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry  

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The measurement of naturally occurring low level radioactivity background in a high voltage (HV) cable by high resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (HR ICP MS) is presented in this work. The measurements were performed at the Chemistry Service of the Gran Sasso National Laboratory. The contributions to the radioactive background coming from the different components of the heterogeneous material were separated. Based on the mass fraction of the cable, the whole contamination was calculated. The HR ICP MS results were cross-checked by gamma ray spectroscopy analysis that was performed at the low background facility STELLA (Sub Terranean Low Level Assay) of the LNGS underground lab using HPGe detectors.

Vacri, M. L. di; Nisi, S.; Balata, M. [Gran Sasso National Laboratory, Chemistry Service, SS 17bis km 18.910, 67100 Assergi (Aq) (Italy)] [Gran Sasso National Laboratory, Chemistry Service, SS 17bis km 18.910, 67100 Assergi (Aq) (Italy)

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the nuclear level density at high excitation energy  

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Evaporation simulations are presented to illustrate the problems associated with the determination of the nuclear level density constant at high excitation energy from evaporation spectra. The methods of using either the total (whole chain) spectra or the difference (from two different initial excitation energies) spectra are discussed. Data from the study of the reaction 701 MeV Si28+100Mo are presented and both methods are used to extract the level density constant. We find that in order to reproduce the slopes of the light particle spectra the level density constant must have a value near 1/10A– 1) / 11 A for excited nuclei with statistical temperatures in the range of 3.5 to 5.5 MeV. This presumes that the only parameter adjustment required to treat the decay of highly exited nuclei is the level density constant. If this is so, the shapes of the evaporation spectra imply a reduction in the level density constant from the value required to explain the decay of less highly excited nuclei, a conclusion reached by others. However, the reduced level density constant leads to an overproduction of deuterons and tritons. This suggests that a more complicated set of parameter adjustments may be required to treat the decay of highly excited nuclei.

A. Chbihi; L. G. Sobotka; N. G. Nicolis; D. G. Sarantites; D. W. Stracener; Z. Majka; D. C. Hensley; J. R. Beene; M. L. Halbert

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of coupled-lattice properties using turn-by-turn data  

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A formalism for extracting coupled betatron parameters from multiturn, shock excited, beam position monitor data is described. The most important results are nonperturbative in that they do not rely on the underlying ideal lattice model. Except for damping, which is assumed to be exponential and small enough to be removed empirically, the description is symplectic. As well as simplifying the description, this leads to self-consistency checks that are applied to the data. The most important of these is a magic ratio'' of Fourier coefficients that is required to be a lattice invariant, the same at every beam position monitor. All formulas are applied to both real and simulated data. The real data were acquired June 1992 at LEP as part of decoupling studies, using the LEP beam orbit measurement system. Simulated data, obtained by numerical tracking (TEAPOT) in the same (except for unknown errors) lattice, agrees well with real data when subjected to identical analysis. For both datasets, deviations between extracted and design parameters and deviations from self-consistency can be accounted for by noise and signal-processing limitations. This investigation demonstrates that the LEP beam position system yields reliable local coupling measurements. It can be conservatively assumed that systems of similar design at the SSC and LHC will provide the measurements needed for local decoupling.

Bourianoff, G.; Hunt, S.; Mathieson, D.; Pilat, F.; Talman, R. (SSC Laboratory, Dallas (Taxas)); Morpurgo, G. (CERN, Geneva (Switzerland))

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of coupled?lattice properties using turn?by?turn data  

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A formalism for extracting coupled betatron parameters from multiturn shock excited beam position monitor data is described. The most important results are nonperturbative in that they do not rely on the underlying ideal lattice model. Except for damping which is assumed to be exponential and small enough to be removed empirically the description is symplectic. As well as simplifying the description this leads to self?consistency checks that are applied to the data. The most important of these is a ‘‘magic ratio’’ of Fourier coefficients that is required to be a lattice invariant the same at every beam position monitor. All formulas are applied to both real and simulated data. The real data were acquired June 1992 at LEP as part of decoupling studies using the LEP beam orbit measurement system. Simulated data obtained by numerical tracking (TEAPOT) in the same (except for unknown errors) lattice agrees well with real data when subjected to identical analysis. For both datasets deviations between extracted and design parameters and deviations from self?consistency can be accounted for by noise and signal?processing limitations. This investigation demonstrates that the LEP beam position system yields reliable local coupling measurements. It can be conservatively assumed that systems of similar design at the SSC and LHC will provide the measurements needed for local decoupling.

G. Bourianoff; S. Hunt; D. Mathieson; F. Pilat; R. Talman; G. Morpurgo

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of coupled-lattice properties using turn-by-turn data  

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A formalism for extracting coupled betatron parameters from multiturn, shock excited, beam position monitor data is described. The most important results are nonperturbative in that they do not rely on the underlying ideal lattice model. Except for damping, which is assumed to be exponential and small enough to be removed empirically, the description is symplectic. As well as simplifying the description, this leads to self-consistency checks that are applied to the data. The most important of these is a {open_quotes}magic ratio{close_quotes} of Fourier coefficients that is required to be a lattice invariant, the same at every beam position monitor. All formulas are applied to both real and simulated data. The real data was acquired June, 1992 at LEP as part of decoupling studies, using the LEP beam orbit measurement system. Simulated data, obtained by numerical tracking (TEAPOT) in the same (except for unknown errors) lattice, agrees well with real data when subjected to identical analysis. For both datasets, deviations between extracted and design parameters and deviations from self-consistency can be accounted for by noise and signal processing limitations. This investigation demonstrates that the LEP beam position system yields reliable local coupling measurements. It can be conservatively assumed that systems of similar design at the SSC and LHC will provide the measurements needed for local decoupling.

Bourianoff, G.; Hunt, S.; Mathieson, D. [and others

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of thickness and composition of high-k dielectrics using high-energy electrons  

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We demonstrate the application of high-energy elastic electron backscattering to the analysis of thin (2–20 nm) HfO{sub 2} overlayers on oxidized Si substrates. The film composition and thickness are determined directly from elastic scattering peaks characteristic of each element. The stoichiometry of the films is determined with an accuracy of 5%–10%. The experimental results are corroborated by medium energy ions scattering and Rutherford backscattering spectrometry measurements, and clearly demonstrate the applicability of the technique for thin-film analysis. Significantly, the presented technique opens new possibilities for nm depth profiling with high spatial resolution in scanning electron microscopes.

Grande, P. L. [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia) [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Vos, M. [Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)] [Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Venkatachalam, D. K.; Elliman, R. G. [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)] [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Nandi, S. K. [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia) [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2611 (Australia); Department of Physics, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331 (Bangladesh)

2013-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitation of coupled ion lattice-streaming carrier modes in high mobility semiconductors  

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Interaction between streaming carrier plasmons and lattice vibrations in ultrahigh mobility materials generates novel, hybrid, lattice-streaming carrier modes. The Boltzmann kinetic equation for a collisionless carrier response is employed to obtain a dispersion relation including the effects of thermal velocity spreads. The resulting slow electrostatic (ES) modes involve plasmon-phonon (PP) coupling, while the fast electromagnetic (EM) modes involve plasmon-photon-phonon coupling. There is an unstable parameter regime leading to spontaneous growth of slow ES PP modes from noise. Thermal spreads reduce but do not eliminate the growth rate. The fast EM modes are found to be stable and slightly damped over the parameter regime. Spontaneous growth of ES modes carries implications for terahertz generation in high mobility materials.

Riyopoulos, S. [Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia 22102 (United States)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Coupled THMC Processes and Brine Migration in Salt at High Temperatures  

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In this report, we present FY2014 progress by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) related to modeling of coupled thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in salt and their effect on brine migration at high temperatures. LBNL’s work on the modeling of coupled THMC processes in salt was initiated in FY2012, focusing on exploring and demonstrating the capabilities of an existing LBNL modeling tool (TOUGH-FLAC) for simulating temperature-driven coupled flow and geomechanical processes in salt. This work includes development related to, and implementation of, essential capabilities, as well as testing the model against relevant information and published experimental data related to the fate and transport of water. we provide more details on the FY2014 work, first presenting updated tools and improvements made to the TOUGH-FLAC simulator, and the use of this updated tool in a new model simulation of long-term THM behavior within a generic repository in a salt formation. This is followed by the description of current benchmarking and validations efforts, including the TSDE experiment. We then present the current status in the development of constitutive relationships and the dual-continuum model for brine migration. We conclude with an outlook for FY2015, which will be much focused on model validation against field experiments and on the use of the model for the design studies related to a proposed heater experiment.

Rutqvist, Jonny; Blanco Martin, Laura; Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Houseworth, Jim; Birkholzer, Jens

2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling highly excited nuclei to the atomic shell in dense astrophysical plasmas  

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In dense astrophysical plasmas, neutron capture populates highly excited nuclear states close to the neutron threshold. The impact of additional low-energy nuclear excitations via coupling to the atomic shell on the ability of the so-formed compound nucleus to retain the captured neutron is investigated. We focus on the mechanism of nuclear excitation by electron capture in plasmas characterized by electron fluxes typical for the slow neutron capture process of stellar nucleosynthesis. The small effect of this further excitation on the neutron capture and gamma decay sequence relevant for nucleosynthesis is quantified and compared to the corresponding effect of an additional low-energy photoexcitation step.

Stephan Helmrich; Katja Spenneberg; Adriana Pálffy

2014-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling highly excited nuclei to the atomic shell in dense astrophysical plasmas  

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In dense astrophysical plasmas, neutron capture populates highly excited nuclear states close to the neutron threshold. The impact of additional low-energy nuclear excitations via coupling to the atomic shell on the ability of the so-formed compound nucleus to retain the captured neutron is investigated. We focus on the mechanism of nuclear excitation by electron capture in plasmas characterized by electron fluxes typical for the slow neutron capture process of stellar nucleosynthesis. The small effect of this further excitation on the neutron capture and gamma decay sequence relevant for nucleosynthesis is quantified and compared to the corresponding effect of an additional low-energy photoexcitation step.

Helmrich, Stephan; Pálffy, Adriana

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The capacitively coupled converter (C³) for high power DC-DC conversion  

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5 11 12 14 17 17 25 26 27 29 29 42 45 48 48 51 51 CHAPTER VI ANALYSIS OF C' USING S. SPACEAVERAGING . . The General Converter. . . The C Coupling Capacitor Voltage VI S~RY AND CONCLUSION . Suitability for High Power... signal transient for flyback capacitor voltageVci for special case of starting with fixed D, fixed T, and lower voltage threshold over-ride . . . . 52 5-3 Large signal transient for input inductor current for example in figure 5-2 . 53 5-4 Large signal...

Khan, Shahriar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Standard test method for determination of impurities in nuclear grade uranium compounds by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry  

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1.1 This test method covers the determination of 67 elements in uranium dioxide samples and nuclear grade uranium compounds and solutions without matrix separation by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The elements are listed in Table 1. These elements can also be determined in uranyl nitrate hexahydrate (UNH), uranium hexafluoride (UF6), triuranium octoxide (U3O8) and uranium trioxide (UO3) if these compounds are treated and converted to the same uranium concentration solution. 1.2 The elements boron, sodium, silicon, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and iron can be determined using different techniques. The analyst's instrumentation will determine which procedure is chosen for the analysis. 1.3 The test method for technetium-99 is given in Annex A1. 1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish ...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Running coupling and power corrections in nonlinear evolution at the high-energy limit.  

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ar X iv :h ep -p h/ 06 09 08 7v 1 8 S ep 2 00 6 CERN-PH-TH/2006-170 Cavendish-HEP-06/21 Running coupling and power corrections in nonlinear evolution at the high–energy limit Einan Gardi1,2, Janne Kuokkanen3, Kari Rummukainen3,4, and Heribert... ; and (2) Bjorken x := Q2/(2p · q), which is inversely proportional to the total energy s = (p + q)2 in the collision: x ? Q2/s. At high energy, the rapidity Y is directly related to Bjorken x via Y = ln(1/x). The rapidity is the natural evolution variable...

Gardi, Einan; Kuokkanen, Janne; Rummukainen, Kari; Weigert, Heribert

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Recent Results on Coupling Fast Waves to High Performance Plasmas on DIII-D  

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Fast Waves (FWs) at 60 MHz and 90 MHz are used in DIII-D for central electron heating and current drive. Coupling of FWs to high-performance discharges is limited by low antenna loading in these regimes. To extend the application of high-power FWs to such regimes, methods of increasing the antenna loading in these regimes are needed. A systematic study of loading enhancement techniques has been carried out in DIII-D, including reduction of the antenna/plasma distance, gas puffing into the far scrape-off layer (SOL), and control of other parameters that affect the particle balance in the far SOL. Quantitative understanding of the physics of the loading resistance and its dependence on edge density profiles is demonstrated. The core FW heating efficiency appeared to be {approx}100% in the Advanced Inductive regime, consistent with the high first-pass direct electron absorption of {approx}75% that is predicted by the ray-tracing code GENRAY in this high electron beta regime.

Pinsker, R. I.; Luce, T. C.; Politzer, P. A. [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States); Porkolab, M. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States); Goulding, R. H.; Hanson, G. R.; Ryan, P. M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (United States); Hosea, J. C.; Nagy, A.; Wilson, J. R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey (United States); Maggiora, R.; Milanesio, D. [Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Elletronico, Torino (Italy); Zeng, L. [University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (United States)

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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High-performance parallel processors based on star-coupled wavelength division multiplexing optical interconnects  

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As the performance of individual elements within parallel processing systems increases, increased communication capability between distributed processor and memory elements is required. There is great interest in using fiber optics to improve interconnect communication beyond that attainable using electronic technology. Several groups have considered WDM, star-coupled optical interconnects. The invention uses a fiber optic transceiver to provide low latency, high bandwidth channels for such interconnects using a robust multimode fiber technology. Instruction-level simulation is used to quantify the bandwidth, latency, and concurrency required for such interconnects to scale to 256 nodes, each operating at 1 GFLOPS performance. Performance scales have been shown to .apprxeq.100 GFLOPS for scientific application kernels using a small number of wavelengths (8 to 32), only one wavelength received per node, and achievable optoelectronic bandwidth and latency.

Deri, Robert J. (Pleasanton, CA); DeGroot, Anthony J. (Castro Valley, CA); Haigh, Ronald E. (Arvada, CO)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Boron in Coal Using Closed-Vessel Microwave Digestion and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)  

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Previous studies indicate that boron in coal has been mostly determined by atomic emission spectroscopy (AES) or inductively coupled plasma–atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). ... The results (Figure 1) indicated that a 2% ammonia solution can effectively eliminate the boron memory effect and reduce boron signals to blank levels (within 120 s), similar to analytical results obtained by Al-Ammar et al.(54) and Huang et al.(55) The boron memory effect is not attributed to the skimmer, sampler, or other mass spectrometer components, but originates from the tendency of boron to volatilize as boric acid from the sample solution that covers the inside surface of the ICP-MS spray chamber. ... Using different online additions of internal standard solutions, the observed boron concentrations based on the 10B and 11B spectral lines are close to each other, indicating that the observed boron concentrations based on the two isotope spectral lines are both suitable for determination of boron in coal. ...

Shifeng Dai; Weijiao Song; Lei Zhao; Xiao Li; James C. Hower; Colin R. Ward; Peipei Wang; Tian Li; Xin Zheng; Vladimir V. Seredin; Panpan Xie; Qingqian Li

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Piezoelectricity above the Curie temperature? Combining flexoelectricity and functional grading to enable high-temperature electromechanical coupling  

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Most technologically relevant ferroelectrics typically lose piezoelectricity above the Curie temperature. This limits their use to relatively low temperatures. In this Letter, exploiting a combination of flexoelectricity and simple functional grading, we propose a strategy for high-temperature electromechanical coupling in a standard thin film configuration. We use continuum modeling to quantitatively demonstrate the possibility of achieving apparent piezoelectric materials with large and temperature-stable electromechanical coupling across a wide temperature range that extends significantly above the Curie temperature. With Barium and Strontium Titanate, as example materials, a significant electromechanical coupling that is potentially temperature-stable up to 900?°C is possible.

Mbarki, R. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 (United States); Baccam, N. [Department of Mathematics, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas 78626 (United States); Dayal, Kaushik [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Sharma, P. [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 (United States)

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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High energy electron fluxes in dc-augmented capacitively coupled plasmas I. Fundamental characteristics  

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Power deposition from electrons in capacitively coupled plasmas (CCPs) has components from stochastic heating, Joule heating, and from the acceleration of secondary electrons through sheaths produced by ion, electron, or photon bombardment of electrodes. The sheath accelerated electrons can produce high energy beams which, in addition to producing excitation and ionization in the gas can penetrate through the plasma and be incident on the opposite electrode. In the use of CCPs for microelectronics fabrication, there may be an advantage to having these high energy electrons interact with the wafer. To control the energy and increase the flux of the high energy electrons, a dc bias can be externally imposed on the electrode opposite the wafer, thereby producing a dc-augmented CCP (dc-CCP). In this paper, the characteristics of dc-CCPs will be discussed using results from a computational study. We found that for a given rf bias power, beams of high energy electrons having a narrow angular spread (<1 deg. ) can be produced incident on the wafer. The maximum energy in the high energy electron flux scales as {epsilon}{sub max}=-V{sub dc}+V{sub rf}+V{sub rf0}, for a voltage on the dc electrode of V{sub dc}, rf voltage of V{sub rf}, and dc bias on the rf electrode of V{sub rf0}. The dc current from the biased electrode must return to ground through surfaces other than the rf electrode and so seeks out a ground plane, typically the side walls. If the side wall is coated with a poorly conducting polymer, the surface will charge to drive the dc current through.

Wang Mingmei [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States); Kushner, Mark J. [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting a large number of tropical cyclone intensities around Japan using a high-resolution atmosphere-ocean coupled model  

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This work quantifies the benefits of using a high-resolution atmosphere-ocean coupled model in the tropical cyclone (TC) intensity forecasts in the vicinity of Japan. To do so, a large number of high-resolution calculations were performed by ...

Kosuke Ito; Tohru Kuroda; Kazuo Saito; Akiyoshi Wada

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COUPLED MULTI-GROUP NEUTRON PHOTON TRANSPORT FOR THE SIMULATION OF HIGH-RESOLUTION GAMMA-RAY SPECTROSCOPY APPLICATIONS  

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The accurate and efficient simulation of coupled neutron-photon problems is necessary for several important radiation detection applications. Examples include the detection of nuclear threats concealed in cargo containers and prompt gamma neutron activation analysis for nondestructive determination of elemental composition of unknown samples.

Burns, Kimberly A.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasmonic amplification and suppression in nanowaveguide coupled to gain-assisted high-quality plasmon resonances  

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We theoretically study transmission in nanowaveguide coupled to high-quality plasmon resonances for which the metal loss is overcompensated by gain. The on-resonance transmission can vary widely from lower than --20dB to higher than 20dB for a range of gain coefficient. A reversible transition between the high-quality amplification and the suppression can be induced by a quite small change of gain coefficient for a moderately increased distance between the waveguide and the resonator. It is expected that in practice a small change of gain coefficient can be made by flexibly controlling pumping rate or utilizing nonlinear gain. Additionally, based on the frequency-dependant model for gain-transition susceptibility, it is shown that the wide variation of the on-resonance transmission can also be observed for defferent detuning of the gain-transition line-center. Such a widely controllable on-resonance transmission is promising for applications such as well-controlled lumped amplification of surface plasmon-pola...

Im, Song-Jin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DETERMINATION OF 237NP AND PU ISOTOPES IN LARGE SOIL SAMPLES BY INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY  

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A new method for the determination of {sup 237}Np and Pu isotopes in large soil samples has been developed that provides enhanced uranium removal to facilitate assay by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). This method allows rapid preconcentration and separation of plutonium and neptunium in large soil samples for the measurement of {sup 237}Np and Pu isotopes by ICP-MS. {sup 238}U can interfere with {sup 239}Pu measurement by ICP-MS as {sup 238}UH{sup +} mass overlap and {sup 237}Np via {sup 238}U peak tailing. The method provides enhanced removal of uranium by separating Pu and Np initially on TEVA Resin, then transferring Pu to DGA resin for additional purification. The decontamination factor for removal of uranium from plutonium for this method is greater than 1 x 10{sup 6}. Alpha spectrometry can also be applied so that the shorter-lived {sup 238}Pu isotope can be measured successfully. {sup 239}Pu, {sup 242}Pu and {sup 237}Np were measured by ICP-MS, while {sup 236}Pu and {sup 238}Pu were measured by alpha spectrometry.

Maxwell, S.

2010-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled Model for Heat and Water Transport in a High Level Waste...  

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algorithm for mineral dehydration is also applied in the modeling. The Finite Element Heat and Mass transfer code (FEHM) is used to simulate coupled thermal, hydrological, and...

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Power conversion unit studies for the next generation nuclear plant coupled to a high-temperature steam electrolysis facility  

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turbines and 4 compressors, a combined cycle with a Brayton top cycle and a Rankine bottoming cycle, and a reheated cycle with 3 stages of reheat were investigated. A high temperature steam electrolysis hydrogen production plant was coupled to the reactor...

Barner, Robert Buckner

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Extractive spectrophotometric determination of palladium from acidic high activity nuclear waste  

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A simple and rapid method for spectrophotometric determination of palladium from highly acidic and highly radioactive nuclear waste using ?-benzoin oxime (ABO) as...?5M to 4·10?4M in the organic phase. The molar ...

A. Dakshinamoorthy; R. K. Singh; R. H. Iyer

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal control for fast and high-fidelity quantum gates in coupled superconducting flux qubits  

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We apply the quantum optimal control theory based on the Krotov method to implement single-qubit $X$ and $Z$ gates and two-qubit CNOT gates for inductively coupled superconducting flux qubits with fixed qubit transition frequencies and fixed off-diagonal qubit-qubit coupling. Our scheme that shares the same advantage of other directly coupling schemes requires no additional coupler subcircuit and control lines. The control lines needed are only for the manipulation of individual qubits (e.g., a time-dependent magnetic flux or field applied on each qubit). The qubits are operated at the optimal coherence points and the gate operation times (single-qubit gates $magnetic-field-induced single-qubit interactions and two-qubit couplings. The effect of leakage to higher energy-level states and the effect of qubit decoherence on the quantum gate operations are also discussed.

Shang-Yu Huang; Hsi-Sheng Goan

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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On equivalence of high temperature series expansion and coupling parameter series expansion in thermodynamic perturbation theory of fluids  

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The coupling parameter series expansion and the high temperature series expansion in the thermodynamic perturbation theory of fluids are shown to be equivalent if the interaction potential is pairwise additive. As a consequence, for the class of fluids with the potential having a hardcore repulsion, if the hard-sphere fluid is chosen as reference system, the terms of coupling parameter series expansion for radial distribution function, direct correlation function, and Helmholtz free energy follow a scaling law with temperature. The scaling law is confirmed by application to square-well fluids.

Sai Venkata Ramana, A., E-mail: asaivenk@barc.gov.in [Theoretical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085 (India)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling between High-Frequency Plasma Waves in Laser-Plasma Interactions  

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Experimental evidence for the coupling between two electron plasma waves having nearly the same frequency but greatly differing in wave number is presented using time and wave-number resolved spectra of Thomson scattered light from the plasma. The qualitative features of the measured w(t,k) spectra are predicted by a Lagrangian fluid description and reproduced in particle simulations. These show that the daughter waves generated in this mode coupling process take the energy preferentially from the large k wave without significantly affecting the small k plasma wave.

M. J. Everett; A. Lal; C. E. Clayton; W. B. Mori; T. W. Johnston; C. Joshi

1995-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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RAPID DETERMINATION OF ACTINIDES IN URINE BY INDUCTIVELY-COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY AND ALPHA SPECTROMETRY: A HYBRID APPROACH  

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A new rapid separation method that allows separation and preconcentration of actinides in urine samples was developed for the measurement of longer lived actinides by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and short-lived actinides by alpha spectrometry; a hybrid approach. This method uses stacked extraction chromatography cartridges and vacuum box technology to facilitate rapid separations. Preconcentration, if required, is performed using a streamlined calcium phosphate precipitation. Similar technology has been applied to separate actinides prior to measurement by alpha spectrometry, but this new method has been developed with elution reagents now compatible with ICP-MS as well. Purified solutions are split between ICP-MS and alpha spectrometry so that long- and short-lived actinide isotopes can be measured successfully. The method allows for simultaneous extraction of 24 samples (including QC samples) in less than 3 h. Simultaneous sample preparation can offer significant time savings over sequential sample preparation. For example, sequential sample preparation of 24 samples taking just 15 min each requires 6 h to complete. The simplicity and speed of this new method makes it attractive for radiological emergency response. If preconcentration is applied, the method is applicable to larger sample aliquots for occupational exposures as well. The chemical recoveries are typically greater than 90%, in contrast to other reported methods using flow injection separation techniques for urine samples where plutonium yields were 70-80%. This method allows measurement of both long-lived and short-lived actinide isotopes. 239Pu, 242Pu, 237Np, 243Am, 234U, 235U and 238U were measured by ICP-MS, while 236Pu, 238Pu, 239Pu, 241Am, 243Am and 244Cm were measured by alpha spectrometry. The method can also be adapted so that the separation of uranium isotopes for assay is not required, if uranium assay by direct dilution of the urine sample is preferred instead. Multiple vacuum box locations may be set-up to supply several ICP-MS units with purified sample fractions such that a high sample throughput may be achieved, while still allowing for rapid measurement of short-lived actinides by alpha spectrometry.

Maxwell, S.; Jones, V.

2009-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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High-order Spatio-temporal Schemes for Coupled, Multi-physics Reactor Simulations  

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This report summarizes the work done in the summer of 08 by the Ph.D. student Vijay Mahadevan. The main focus of the work was to coupled 3-D neutron difusion to 3-D heat conduction in parallel with accuracy greater than or equal to 2nd order in space and time. Results show that the goal was attained.

Mr. Vijay S. Mahadevan; Dr. Jean C. Ragusa

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synchronization and chaos in spin-transfer-torque nano-oscillators coupled via a high speed Op Amp  

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We propose a system of two coupled spin-torque nano-oscillators (STNOs), one driver and another response, and demonstrate {using numerical studies} the synchronization of the response system to the frequency of the driver system. To this end we use a high speed operational amplifier in the form of a voltage follower which essentially isolates the drive system from the response system. We find the occurrence of 1:1 as w ell as 2:1 synchronization in the system, wherein the oscillators show limit cycle dynamics. An increase in power output is noticed when the two oscillators are locked in 1:1 synchronization. Moreover in the cro ssover region between these two synchronization dynamics we show the existence of chaotic dynamics in the slave system. The coupled dynamics under periodic forcing, using a small ac input current in addition to that of the dc part, is also studied. The slave oscillator is seen to retain its qualitative identity in the parameter space in spite of being fed in, at times, a chaotic signal. Such electrically coupled STNOs will be highly useful in fabricating commercial spin-valve oscillators with high power output, when integrated with other spintronic devices.

C. Sanid; S. Murugesh

2013-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental determination of the radiation quality factor near high-energy accelerators  

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Experimental data characterizing the effective quality factor QF of multicomponent pulse radiation in ... are compared with values determined for other high-energy accelerators. Values of QF obtained in experimen...

V. N. Lebedev; M. Zel'chinskii; M. I. Salatskaya

1966-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology and applications of high resolution solid-state NMR to structure determination of proteins  

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A number of methodological developments and applications of solid-state NMR for assignment and high resolution structure determination of microcrystalline proteins and amyloid fibrils are presented. Magic angle spinning ...

Lewandowski, Józef Romuald

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bamboo–Fiber Filled High Density Polyethylene Composites: Effect of Coupling Treatment and Nanoclay  

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High density polyethylene (HDPE)/bamboo composites with different nanoclay and maleated polyethylene (MAPE) contents were...

G. Han; Y. Lei; Q. Wu; Y. Kojima; S. Suzuki

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic couplings for molecular charge transfer: Benchmarking CDFT, FODFT, and FODFTB against high-level ab initio calculations  

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We introduce a database (HAB11) of electronic coupling matrix elements (H{sub ab}) for electron transfer in 11 ?-conjugated organic homo-dimer cations. High-level ab inito calculations at the multireference configuration interaction MRCI+Q level of theory, n-electron valence state perturbation theory NEVPT2, and (spin-component scaled) approximate coupled cluster model (SCS)-CC2 are reported for this database to assess the performance of three DFT methods of decreasing computational cost, including constrained density functional theory (CDFT), fragment-orbital DFT (FODFT), and self-consistent charge density functional tight-binding (FODFTB). We find that the CDFT approach in combination with a modified PBE functional containing 50% Hartree-Fock exchange gives best results for absolute H{sub ab} values (mean relative unsigned error = 5.3%) and exponential distance decay constants ? (4.3%). CDFT in combination with pure PBE overestimates couplings by 38.7% due to a too diffuse excess charge distribution, whereas the economic FODFT and highly cost-effective FODFTB methods underestimate couplings by 37.6% and 42.4%, respectively, due to neglect of interaction between donor and acceptor. The errors are systematic, however, and can be significantly reduced by applying a uniform scaling factor for each method. Applications to dimers outside the database, specifically rotated thiophene dimers and larger acenes up to pentacene, suggests that the same scaling procedure significantly improves the FODFT and FODFTB results for larger ?-conjugated systems relevant to organic semiconductors and DNA.

Kubas, Adam; Blumberger, Jochen, E-mail: j.blumberger@ucl.ac.uk [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Hoffmann, Felix [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom) [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44801 Bochum (Germany); Heck, Alexander; Elstner, Marcus [Institute of Physical Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Fritz-Haber-Weg 6, 76131 Karlsruhe (Germany)] [Institute of Physical Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Fritz-Haber-Weg 6, 76131 Karlsruhe (Germany); Oberhofer, Harald [Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Lichtenbergstr. 4, 85747 Garching (Germany)] [Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Lichtenbergstr. 4, 85747 Garching (Germany)

2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization of a flexible high-peak-power laser-to-fiber coupled illumination system used in digital particle image velocimetry  

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We present a study on the design and parameter optimization of a flexible high-peak-power fiber-optic laser delivery system using commercially available solid-core silica fibers and an experimental glass hollow waveguide (HW). The fiber-optic delivery system provides a flexible, safe, and easily and precisely positioned laser irradiation for many applications including uniform illumination for digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV). The delivery fibers, when coupled through a line-generating lens, produce a uniform thin laser sheet illumination for accurate and repeatable DPIV two-dimensional velocity measurements. We report experimental results on homogenizing the laser beam profile using various mode-mixing techniques. Furthermore, because a fundamental problem for fiber-optic-based high-peak-power laser delivery systems is the possible damage effects of the fiber material, we determine experimentally the peak power density damage threshold of various delivery fibers designed for the visible spectral range at a typical DPIV laser wavelength of 532 nm. In the case of solid-core silica delivery fibers using conventional lens-based laser-to-fiber coupling, the damage threshold varies from 3.7 GW/cm{sup 2} for a 100-{mu}m-core-diameter high-temperature fiber to 3.9 GW/cm{sup 2} for a 200-{mu}m-core-diameter high-power delivery fiber, with a total output laser energy delivered of at least 3-10 mJ for those respective fibers. Therefore, these fibers are marginally suitable for most macro-DPIV applications. However, to improve the high-power delivery capability for close-up micro-DPIV applications, we propose and validate an experimental fiber link with much higher laser power delivery capability than the solid-core fiber links. We use an uncoated grazing-incidence-based tapered glass funnel coupled to a glass HW with hollow air-core diameter of 700 {mu}m, a low numerical aperture of 0.05, and a thin inside cladding of cyclic olefin polymer coating for optimum transmission at 532 nm. Because of the mode homogenizing effect and lower power density, the taper-waveguide laser delivery technique ensured high damage threshold for the delivery HW, and as a result, no damage occurred at the maximum measured input laser energy of 33 mJ used in this study.

Robinson, Ronald A.; Ilev, Ilko K. [FDA/CDRH, 9200 Corporate Blvd., HFZ-170, Rockville, Maryland 20850 (United States)

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling RELAP5-3D and Fluent to analyze a Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) outlet plenum  

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code such as Fluent. The two codes were successfully coupled. The values of pressure, mass flow rate and temperature across the coupled boundary showed only slight differences. The coupling tool used in this analysis can be applied to many different...

Anderson, Nolan Alan

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct coupling of pulsed radio frequency and pulsed high power in novel pulsed power system for plasma immersion ion implantation  

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A novel power supply system that directly couples pulsed high voltage (HV) pulses and pulsed 13.56 MHz radio frequency (rf) has been developed for plasma processes. In this system, the sample holder is connected to both the rf generator and HV modulator. The coupling circuit in the hybrid system is composed of individual matching units, low pass filters, and voltage clamping units. This ensures the safe operation of the rf system even when the HV is on. The PSPICE software is utilized to optimize the design of circuits. The system can be operated in two modes. The pulsed rf discharge may serve as either the seed plasma source for glow discharge or high-density plasma source for plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII). The pulsed high-voltage glow discharge is induced when a rf pulse with a short duration or a larger time interval between the rf and HV pulses is used. Conventional PIII can also be achieved. Experiments conducted on the new system confirm steady and safe operation.

Gong Chunzhi; Tian Xiubo; Yang Shiqin [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding Production and Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 150001 Harbin (China); Fu, Ricky K. Y.; Chu, Paul K. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled hydrological and biogeochemical dynamics in high elevation meadows: thresholds, resiliency and change  

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Education, in press Exceedance of historic limit of dryness triggers hydrological tipping point in high elevation peatlands In preparation CONFERENCE POSTER

Arnold, Chelsea Lynn

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Standard test method for determination of susceptibility of metals to embrittlement in hydrogen containing environments at high pressure, high temperature, or both  

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Standard test method for determination of susceptibility of metals to embrittlement in hydrogen containing environments at high pressure, high temperature, or both

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Progress in the Structure Determination of GPCRs, a Membrane Protein Family with High Potential as Pharmaceutical Targets  

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G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) constitute a highly diverse and ubiquitous family of integral membrane proteins, transmitting signals inside the cells in response to an assortment of disparate extra-cellular stimuli. Their strategic location on the cell surface and their involvement in crucial cellular and physiological processes turn these receptors into highly important pharmaceutical targets. Recent technological developments aimed at stabilization and crystallization of these receptors have led to significant breakthroughs in GPCR structure determination efforts. One of the successful approaches involved receptor stabilization with the help of a fusion partner combined with crystallization in lipidic cubic phase (LCP). The success of using an LCP matrix for crystallization is generally attributed to the creation of a more native, membrane-like stabilizing environment for GPCRs just prior to nucleation and to the formation of type I crystal lattices, thus generating highly ordered and strongly diffracting crystals. Here they describe protocols for reconstituting purified GPCRs in LCP, performing pre-crystallization assays, setting up crystallization trials in manual mode, detecting crystallization hits, optimizing crystallization conditions, harvesting, and collecting crystallographic data. The protocols provide a sensible framework for approaching crystallization of stabilized GPCRs in LCP, however, as in any crystallization experiment, extensive screening and optimization of crystallization conditions as well as optimization of protein construct and purification steps are required. The process remains risky and these protocols do not necessarily guarantee success.

Cherezov, Vadim; Abola, Enrique; Stevens, Raymond C.

2012-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Bond Switching among Flavin and Amino Acids Determines the Nature of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in BLUF  

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Hydrogen Bond Switching among Flavin and Amino Acids Determines the Nature of Proton results from a hydrogen bond switch between the flavin and its surrounding amino acids that preconfigures a rearrangement of the hydrogen bond network around the flavin takes place leading to a 10-15 nm red shift

van Stokkum, Ivo

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: New High-Energy Electrochemical Couple for Automotive Applications  

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Presentation given by [company name] at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about a new high-energy...

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Thermal-Hydraulic Analyses of Heat Transfer Fluid Requirements and Characteristics for Coupling A Hydrogen Production Plant to a High-Temperature Nuclear Reactor  

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The Department of Energy is investigating the use of high-temperature nuclear reactors to produce hydrogen using either thermochemical cycles or high-temperature electrolysis. Although the hydrogen production processes are in an early stage of development, coupling either of these processes to the hightemperature reactor requires both efficient heat transfer and adequate separation of the facilities to assure that off-normal events in the production facility do not impact the nuclear power plant. An intermediate heat transport loop will be required to separate the operations and safety functions of the nuclear and hydrogen plants. A next generation high-temperature reactor could be envisioned as a single-purpose facility that produces hydrogen or a dual-purpose facility that produces hydrogen and electricity. Early plants, such as the proposed Next Generation Nuclear Plant, may be dual-purpose facilities that demonstrate both hydrogen and efficient electrical generation. Later plants could be single-purpose facilities. At this stage of development, both single- and dual-purpose facilities need to be understood. Seven possible configurations for a system that transfers heat between the nuclear reactor and the hydrogen and/or electrical generation plants were identified. These configurations included both direct and indirect cycles for the production of electricity. Both helium and liquid salts were considered as the working fluid in the intermediate heat transport loop. Methods were developed to perform thermalhydraulic and cycle-efficiency evaluations of the different configurations and coolants. The thermalhydraulic evaluations estimated the sizes of various components in the intermediate heat transport loop for the different configurations. The relative sizes of components provide a relative indication of the capital cost associated with the various configurations. Estimates of the overall cycle efficiency of the various configurations were also determined. The evaluations determined which configurations and coolants are the most promising from thermal-hydraulic and efficiency points of view. These evaluations also determined which configurations and options do not appear to be feasible at the current time.

C. B. Davis; C. H. Oh; R. B. Barner; D. F. Wilson

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares for the determination of boron isotope ratios by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry  

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Abstract Multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares (MCR-ALS) was applied to atomic emission data obtained from inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry analysis of boron for the quantification of 10B/11B ratios. The determination of isotopic composition of boron is based on the isotopic shift of 10B and 11B in the emission line of 208.957 nm. After recording of the emission spectra in the range of 208.940–208.970 nm, evaluation of isotopic composition of boron containing samples was performed with MCR-ALS algorithm. MCR-ALS was able to resolve the emission spectra of 10B and 11B mixtures. The performance of the proposed methods was tested by determination of 10B/11B ratios in synthetic mixtures and also water samples.

Ehsan Zolfonoun; Seyed Javad Ahmadi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RAPID DETERMINATION OF 237 NP AND PU ISOTOPES IN WATER BY INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY AND ALPHA SPECTROMETRY  

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A new method that allows rapid preconcentration and separation of plutonium and neptunium in water samples was developed for the measurement of {sup 237}Np and Pu isotopes by inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and alpha spectrometry; a hybrid approach. {sup 238}U can interfere with {sup 239}Pu measurement by ICP-MS as {sup 238}UH{sup +} mass overlap and {sup 237}Np via peak tailing. The method provide enhanced removal of uranium by separating Pu and Np initially on TEVA Resin, then moving Pu to DGA resin for additional removal of uranium. The decontamination factor for uranium from Pu is almost 100,000 and the decontamination factor for U from Np is greater than 10,000. This method uses stacked extraction chromatography cartridges and vacuum box technology to facilitate rapid separations. Preconcentration is performed using a streamlined calcium phosphate precipitation method. Purified solutions are split between ICP-MS and alpha spectrometry so that long and short-lived Pu isotopes can be measured successfully. The method allows for simultaneous extraction of 20 samples (including QC samples) in 4 to 6 hours, and can also be used for emergency response. {sup 239}Pu, {sup 242}Pu and {sup 237}Np were measured by ICP-MS, while {sup 236}Pu, {sup 238}Pu, and {sup 239}Pu were measured by alpha spectrometry.

Maxwell, S.; Jones, V.; Culligan, B.; Nichols, S.; Noyes, G.

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Strong electron-phonon coupling of the high-energy modes of carbon nanotubes M. Machn,1 S. Reich,2 and C. Thomsen1  

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Strong electron-phonon coupling of the high-energy modes of carbon nanotubes M. Machón,1 S. Reich,2 of the totally symmetric high-energy vibrational modes of carbon nanotubes. The matrix elements depend, for achiral nanotubes, only one of the graphite-derived high-energy modes is totally symmetric, the other

Nabben, Reinhard

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An earth-isolated optically coupled wideband high voltage probe powered by ambient light  

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(2012) Optimized working conditions for a thermoelectric generator as a topping cycle for gas turbines J (2012) Feasibility study in application of forging waste heat on absorption cooling system J. Renewable-emitting diode that converts high voltage into an amplitude-modulated optical signal, which is then conveyed

Bellan, Paul M.

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High-Sensitivity Analysis of Human Plasma Proteome by Immobilized Isoelectric Focusing Fractionation Coupled to Mass  

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High-Sensitivity Analysis of Human Plasma Proteome by Immobilized Isoelectric Focusing of complex biological samples. Keywords: plasma · immobilized pH gradients · isoelectric focusing of Sciences, Shanghai, 200031, China Received December 24, 2004 Immobilized pH gradients isoelectric focusing

Tian, Weidong

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Determination of actinide elements at femtogram per gram levels in environmental samples by on-line solid phase extraction and sector-field-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry  

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An on-line solid phase extraction method has been developed for the determination of 232Th, 237Np, 238U, 239Pu, 240Pu, 241Am and 243Am in biological certified reference material using a column containing TRU-Spec™ resin coupled with sector-field inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Absolute detection limits were 0.7, 0.85, 0.6, and 0.65 fg for 237Np, 239Pu, 241Am and 243Am, respectively. The 239Pu was determined in NIST Human Liver (963±297 fg g?1 compared with a certified value of 848±161 fg g?1) using a dry and wet ashing sample preparation method, and in a spiked cabbage reference material (394±54 fg g?1 compared to an indicative value of 467 fg g?1) using microwave digestion. Sequential separation of Pu and U was achieved by on-column reduction of Pu with titanium(III) chloride and elution in 4 M \\{HCl\\} to facilitate the determination of 239Pu in samples containing high levels of 238U, thereby eliminating the interference of 238U1H+ at m/z 239. The sequential elution procedure was used to determine 239Pu in NIST human lung (814±55 fg g?1 compared with a certified range of 227–951 fg g?1) and NIST Rocky Flats Soil (2423±137 fg g?1 compared with a certified value of 3307±248 fg g?1).

Jason B Truscott; Phil Jones; Ben E Fairman; E.Hywel Evans

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jet Production in ep Collisions at High $Q^2$ and Determination of $\\alpha_s$  

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The production of jets is studied in deep-inelastic ep scattering at large negative four momentum transfer squared 150coupling as determined from these measurements is alpha_s(M_Z) = 0.1168 +/-0.0007 (exp.) +0.0046/-0.0030 (th.) +/-0.0016(pdf).

Aaron, FD; Alimujiang, K; Andreev, V; Antunovic, B; Asmone, A; Backovic, S; Baghdasaryan, A; Barrelet, E; Bartel, W; Begzsuren, K; Belousov, A; Bizot, J C; Boudry, V; Bozovic-Jelisavcic, I; Bracinik, J; Brandt, G; Brinkmann, M; Brisson, V; Bruncko, D; Bunyatyan, A; Buschhorn, G; Bystritskaya, L; Campbell, A J; Cantun Avila, K B; Cassol-Brunner, F; Cerny, K; Cerny, V; Chekelian, V; Cholewa, A; Contreras, J G; Coughlan, J A; Cozzika, G; Cvach, J; Dainton, J B; Daum, K; Deak, M; de Boer, Y; Delcourt, B; Del Degan, M; Delvax, J; De Roeck, A; De Wolf, E A; Diaconu, C; Dodonov, V; Dossanov, A; Dubak, A; Eckerlin, G; Efremenko, V; Egli, S; Eliseev, A; Elsen, E; Falkiewicz, A; Faulkner, P J W; Favart, L; Fedotov, A; Felst, R; Feltesse, J; Ferencei, J; Fischer, D -J; Fleischer, M; Fomenko, A; Gabathuler, E; Gayler, J; Ghazaryan, Samvel; Glazov, A; Glushkov, I; Goerlich, L; Gogitidze, N; Gouzevitch, M; Grab, C; Greenshaw, T; Grell, B R; Grindhammer, G; Habib, S; Haidt, D; Helebrant, C; Henderson, R C W; Hennekemper, E; Henschel, H; Herbst, M; Herrera, G; Hildebrandt, M; Hiller, K H; Hoffmann, D; Horisberger, R; Hreus, T; Jacquet, M; Janssen, M E; Janssen, X; Jemanov, V; Jonsson, L; Jung, Andreas Werner; Jung, H; Kapichine, M; Katzy, J; Kenyon, I R; Kiesling, C; Klein, M; Kleinwort, C; Kluge, T; Knutsson, A; Kogler, R; Korbel, V; Kostka, P; Kraemer, M; Krastev, K; Kretzschmar, J; Kropivnitskaya, A; Kruger, K; Kutak, K; Landon, M P J; Lange, W; Lastovicka-Medin, G; Laycock, P; Lebedev, A; Leibenguth, G; Lendermann, V; Levonian, S; Li, G; Lipka, K; Liptaj, A; List, B; List, J; Loktionova, N; Lopez-Fernandez, R; Lubimov, V; Lytkin, L; Makankine, A; Malinovski, E; Marage, P; Marti, Ll; Martyn, H -U; Maxfield, S J; Mehta, A; Meyer, A B; Meyer, H; Meyer, H; Meyer, J; Michels, V; Mikocki, S; Milcewicz-Mika, I; Moreau, F; Morozov, A; Morris, J V; Mozer, Matthias Ulrich; Mudrinic, M; Muller, K; Murin, P; Naroska, B; Naumann, Th; Newman, P R; Niebuhr, C; Nikiforov, A; Nowak, G; Nowak, K; Nozicka, M; Olivier, B; Olsson, J E; Osman, S; Ozerov, D; Palichik, V; Panagoulias, I; Pandurovic, M; Papadopoulou, Th; Pascaud, C; Patel, G D; Pejchal, O; Perez, E; Petrukhin, A; Picuric, I; Piec, S; Pitzl, D; Placakyte, R; Pokorny, B; Polifka, R; Povh, B; Preda, T; Radescu, V; Rahmat, A J; Raicevic, N; Raspiareza, A; Ravdandorj, T; Reimer, P; Rizvi, E; Robmann, P; Roland, B; Roosen, R; Rostovtsev, A; Rotaru, M; Ruiz Tabasco, J E; Rurikova, Z; Rusakov, S; Salek, D; Sankey, D P C; Sauter, M; Sauvan, E; Schmitt, S; Schmitz, C; Schoeffel, L; Schoning, A; Schultz-Coulon, H -C; Sefkow, F; Shaw-West, R N; Sheviakov, I; Shtarkov, L N; Shushkevich, S; Sloan, T; Smiljanic, Ivan; Soloviev, Y; Sopicki, P; South, D; Spaskov, V; Specka, Arnd E; Staykova, Z; Steder, M; Stella, B; Stoicea, G; Straumann, U; Sunar, D; Sykora, T; Tchoulakov, V; Thompson, G; Thompson, P D; Toll, T; Tomasz, F; Tran, T H; Traynor, D; Trinh, T N; Truol, P; Tsakov, I; Tseepeldorj, B; Turnau, J; Urban, K; Valkarova, A; Vallee, C; Van Mechelen, P; Vargas Trevino, A; Vazdik, Y; Vinokurova, S; Volchinski, V; von den Driesch, M; Wegener, D; Wissing, Ch; Wunsch, E; Zacek, J; Zalesak, J; Zhang, Z; Zhokin, A; Zimmermann, T; Zohrabyan, H; Zomer, F; Zus, R

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The HapMap project has raised high hopes for mapping genetic determinants of complex human  

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The HapMap project has raised high hopes for mapping genetic determinants of complex human disease for mapping studies in human populations around the world. The HapMap project has characterized haplotype structures across the genome for four human populations with the goal of enabling genome-wide sets of SNPs

Rosenberg, Noah

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Determination of Monomethylhydrazine with a High-Throughput, All-Fiber Near-Infrared  

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Determination of Monomethylhydrazine with a High-Throughput, All-Fiber Near-Infrared Spectrometer-throughput near-infrared spectrophotometer has been successfully constructed by synergistic use of this integrated and wide spectral band- width in the near-infrared region from 1500 to 1600 nm. This spectral region

Reid, Scott A.

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Visible Photoluminescence from Cubic (3C) Silicon Carbide Microdisks Coupled to High Quality Whispering Gallery Modes  

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We present the design, fabrication and characterization of cubic (3C) silicon carbide microdisk resonators with high quality factor modes at visible and near infrared wavelengths (600 - 950 nm). Whispering gallery modes with quality factors as high as 2,300 and corresponding mode volumes V ~ 2 ({\\lambda}/n)^3 are measured using laser scanning confocal microscopy at room temperature. We obtain excellent correspondence between transverse-magnetic (TM) and transverse-electric (TE) polarized resonances simulated using Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method and those observed in experiment. These structures based on ensembles of optically active impurities in 3C-SiC resonators could play an important role in diverse applications of nonlinear and quantum photonics, including low power optical switching and quantum memories.

Radulaski, Marina; Müller, Kai; Lagoudakis, Konstantinos G; Zhang, Jingyuan Linda; Buckley, Sonia; Kelaita, Yousif A; Alassaad, Kassem; Ferro, Gabriel; Vu?kovi?, Jelena

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visible Photoluminescence from Cubic (3C) Silicon Carbide Microdisks Coupled to High Quality Whispering Gallery Modes  

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We present the design, fabrication and characterization of cubic (3C) silicon carbide microdisk resonators with high quality factor modes at visible and near infrared wavelengths (600 - 950 nm). Whispering gallery modes with quality factors as high as 2,300 and corresponding mode volumes V ~ 2 ({\\lambda}/n)^3 are measured using laser scanning confocal microscopy at room temperature. We obtain excellent correspondence between transverse-magnetic (TM) and transverse-electric (TE) polarized resonances simulated using Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method and those observed in experiment. These structures based on ensembles of optically active impurities in 3C-SiC resonators could play an important role in diverse applications of nonlinear and quantum photonics, including low power optical switching and quantum memories.

Marina Radulaski; Thomas M. Babinec; Kai Müller; Konstantinos G. Lagoudakis; Jingyuan Linda Zhang; Sonia Buckley; Yousif A. Kelaita; Kassem Alassaad; Gabriel Ferro; Jelena Vu?kovi?

2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an on-line isotope dilution laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA–ICP-MS) method for determination of boron in silicon wafers  

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A method has been developed based on an on-line isotope dilution technique couple with laser ablation/inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA–ICP-MS), for the determination of boron in p-type silicon wafers. The laser-ablated sample aerosol was mixed on-line with an enriched boron aerosol supplied continuously using a conventional nebulization system. Upon mixing the two aerosol streams, the isotope ratio of boron changed rapidly and was then recorded by the ICP-MS system for subsequent quantification based on the isotope dilution principle. As an on-line solid analysis method, this system accurately quantifies boron concentrations in silicon wafers without the need for an internal or external solid reference standard material. Using this on-line isotope dilution technique, the limit of detection for boron in silicon wafers is 2.8 × 1015 atoms cm?3. The analytical results obtained using this on-line methodology agree well with those obtained using wet chemical digestion methods for the analysis of p-type silicon wafers containing boron concentrations ranging from 1.0 × 1016 to 9.6 × 1018 atoms cm?3.

Chao-Kai Yang; Po-Hsiang Chi; Yong-Chine Lin; Yuh-Chang Sun; Mo-Hsiung Yang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Etching characteristics of high-k dielectric HfO{sub 2} thin films in inductively coupled fluorocarbon plasmas  

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Inductively coupled fluorocarbon (CF{sub 4}/Ar and C{sub 4}F{sub 8}/Ar) plasmas were used to etch HfO{sub 2}, which is a promising high-dielectric-constant material for the gate of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor devices. The etch rates of HfO{sub 2} in CF{sub 4}/Ar plasmas exceeded those in C{sub 4}F{sub 8}/Ar plasmas. The tendency for etch rates to become higher in fluorine-rich (high F/C ratio) conditions indicates that HfO{sub 2} can be chemically etched by fluorine-containing species. In C{sub 4}F{sub 8}/Ar plasmas with a high Ar dilution ratio, the etch rate of HfO{sub 2} increased with increasing bias power. The etch rate of Si, however, decreased with bias power, suggesting that the deposition of carbon-containing species increased with increasing the power and inhibited the etching of Si. The HfO{sub 2}/Si selectivity monotonically increased with increasing power, then became more than 5 at the highest tested bias power. The carbon-containing species to inhibit etching of Si play an important role in enhancing the HfO{sub 2}/Si selectivity in C{sub 4}F{sub 8}/Ar plasmas.

Takahashi, Kazuo; Ono, Kouichi; Setsuhara, Yuichi [Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan)

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling High-Energy Radiography And Photon Activation Analysis (PAA) To Optimize The Characterization Of Nuclear Waste Packages  

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Radiological characterization of nuclear waste packages is an industrial issue in order to select the best mode of storage. The alpha-activity, mainly due to the presence of actinides ({sup 235}U, {sup 238}U, {sup 239}Pu,...) inside the package, is one of the most important parameter to assess during the characterization. Photon Activation Analysis (PAA) is a non-destructive active method (NDA method) based on the photofission process and on the detection of delayed particles (neutrons and gammas). This technique is well-adapted to the characterization of large concrete waste packages. However, PAA methods often require a simulation step which is necessary to analyze experimental results and to quantify the global mass of actinides. The weak point of this approach is that characteristics of the package are often not well-known, these latter having a huge impact on the final simulation result. High-energy radiography, based on the use of a linear electron accelerator (LINAC), allows to visualize the content of the package and is also a performing way to tune simulation models and to optimize the characterization process by PAA. In this article, we present high-energy radiography results obtained for two different large concrete waste packages in the SAPHIR facility (Active Photon and Irradiation System). This facility is dedicated to PAA study and development and setup for a decade in CEA Saclay. We also discuss possibilities offered by the coupling between high-energy radiography and PAA techniques.

Carrel, F.; Agelou, M.; Gmar, M.; Laine, F.; Lamotte, T.; Lazaro, D.; Poumarede, B.; Rattoni, B. [CEA, LIST, F-91191, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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High-energy Chirally-coupled-core Yb-fiber Oscillator With High-dispersion-mirror Compressor: Generation Of ~1w, 80-fs Pulses With Diffraction-limited Beam Quality  

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We demonstrate a high-energy femtosecond laser system that incorporates two rapidly advancing technologies: chirally-coupled-core large-mode-area Yb-fiber to ensure fundamental-mode...

Chang, Guoqing; Chen, Hung-Wen; Sosnowski, Tom; Liu, Chi-Hung; Chen, Li-Jin; Birge, Jonathan; Galvanauskas, Almantas; Kartner, Franz

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DETERMINATION OF ORBITAL ELEMENTS OF SPECTROSCOPIC BINARIES USING HIGH-DISPERSION SPECTROSCOPY  

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Orbital elements of 37 single-lined spectroscopic binary systems (SB1s) and 5 double-lined spectroscopic binary systems (SB2s) were determined using high-dispersion spectroscopy. To determine the orbital elements accurately, we carried out precise Doppler shift measurements using the HIgh Dispersion Echelle Spectrograph mounted on the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory 1.88 m telescope. We achieved a radial-velocity precision of {approx}10 m s{sup -1} over seven years of observations. The targeted binaries have spectral types between F5 and K3, and are brighter than the 7th magnitude in the V band. The orbital elements of 28 SB1s and 5 SB2s were determined at least 10 times more precisely than previous measurements. Among the remaining nine SB1s, five objects were found to be single stars, and the orbital elements of four objects were not determined because our observations did not cover the entire orbital period. We checked the absorption lines from the secondary star for 28 SB1s and found that three objects were in fact SB2s.

Katoh, Noriyuki [Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkoudai, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501 (Japan); Itoh, Yoichi [Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory, Center for Astronomy, University of Hyogo, 407-2 Nishigaichi, Sayo, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5313 (Japan); Toyota, Eri [Kobe Science Museum, 7-7-6 Minatojimanakacho, Chou-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0046 (Japan); Sato, Bun'ei [Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Using Derivatization Combined with Polymer Monolith Microextraction by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography  

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Determination of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Using Derivatization Combined with Polymer Monolith Microextraction by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography ... A simple and sensitive method for the determination of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in coffee, honey, beer, Coke, and urine by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is presented. ... Polymer monolith microextraction; high-performance liquid chromatography; 5-hydroxymethylfurfural; 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine ...

Jian-Yuan Wu; Zhi-Guo Shi; Yu-Qi Feng

2009-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Compression effects in inductively coupled, high-power radio-frequency discharges for negative hydrogen ion production  

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In the paper we present a simplified model description of inductively coupled plasmadischarges operating at a rather high radio-frequency (rf) power. In this case the induced high plasma currents can cause periodic compressions over a substantial radial distance. Such conditions are obviously given in rf driven 1 MHz/150 kW plasma sources developed at the Institute for Plasma Physics Garching for negative (hydrogen) ion production in future neutral beam injection (NBI) systems for nuclear fusion research such as the 1 MeV/50 MW NBI system for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor [T. Inoue R. Hemsworth V. Kulygin and Y. Okumura Fusion Eng. Design 55 291 (2001)]. The given model describes quite well the compression and other features of the discharge. The results include the Ohmic power input (i.e. electron heating) the resulting density build-up and—as a new feature—periodical plasma compressions leading to a direct energy input also into the plasma ions. The model also explains the strange effect of small argon admixtures which improve the negative ion yield in rf sources by a factor of up to 2–3 (but which have no effect in conventional dc arc sources). With the calculated dependencies from external parameters (e.g. rf-power and frequency gas pressure ion mass or the specific geometry) the modeling may help for the further optimization of the rf source.

Rolf Wilhelm

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer for direct coupled use with continuous discharge preamplifiers  

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A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system which accepts directly coupled input data from a detector with a continuous discharge type preamplifier and produces a spectral analysis of the x-rays illuminating the detector. The system's principal elements are an analog signal conditioning section, a combinatorial logic section which implements digital triangular filtering and pileup inspection, and a microprocessor which accepts values captured by the logic section and uses them to compute x-ray energy values. Operating without pole-zero correction, the system achieves high resolution by capturing, in conjunction with each peak value from the digital filter, an associated value of the unfiltered signal, and using this latter signal to correct the former for errors which arise from its local slope terms. This correction greatly reduces both energy resolution degradation and peak centroid shifting in the output spectrum as a function of input count rate. When the noise of this correction is excessive, a modification allows two filtered averages of the signal to be captured and a corrected peak amplitude computed therefrom.

Warburton, William K. (1300 Mills St., Menlo Park, CA 94025)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer for direct coupled use with continuous discharge preamplifiers  

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A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system is disclosed which accepts directly coupled input data from a detector with a continuous discharge type preamplifier and produces a spectral analysis of the x-rays illuminating the detector. The system`s principal elements are an analog signal conditioning section, a combinatorial logic section which implements digital triangular filtering and pileup inspection, and a microprocessor which accepts values captured by the logic section and uses them to compute x-ray energy values. Operating without pole-zero correction, the system achieves high resolution by capturing, in conjunction with each peak value from the digital filter, an associated value of the unfiltered signal, and using this latter signal to correct the former for errors which arise from its local slope terms. This correction greatly reduces both energy resolution degradation and peak centroid shifting in the output spectrum as a function of input count rate. When the noise of this correction is excessive, a modification allows two filtered averages of the signal to be captured and a corrected peak amplitude computed therefrom. 14 figs.

Warburton, W.K.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Separation and determination of 4-methylimidazole, 2-methylimidazole and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in beverages by amino trap column coupled with pulsed amperometric detection  

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Abstract A method for simultaneous determination of 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), 2-methylimidazole (2-MeI) and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in beverages was developed using solid-phase extraction (SPE) and amino trap column coupled with pulsed amperometric detection (AMTC-PAD). A single amino trap column (P/N: 046122) was first applied to separate the targeted analytes in samples after SPE pretreatment. This method demonstrated low limit of quantification (0.030 mg/L for methylimidazoles and 0.300 mg/L for HMF) and excellent linearity with correlation of determination (R2 = 0.999 for 2-MeI, 0.997 for 4-MeI and 0.998 for HMF). Nearly no 2-MeI was found in all soft drinks. However, 4-MeI could be detected in cola drinks and soft drinks containing caramel colour (ranging from 0.13 to 0.34 mg/L), whereas HMF were only found in cola drinks (ranging from 1.07 to 4.47 mg/L). Thus, AMTC-PAD technique would be a valid and inexpensive alternative to analysis of 4-MeI, 2-MeI and HMF.

Xian-Bing Xu; Ding-Bo Liu; Shu-Juan Yu; Pei Yu; Zhen-Gang Zhao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyclic voltammetric studies for the electrochemical determination of palladium in high-level nuclear waste  

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Cyclic voltammetric studies of Pd(II)/Pd(0) electrode process were carried out on a Glassy Carbon Electrode (GCE) in HCl for the development of an Anodic Stripping Voltammetric (ASV) method for the determination of palladium in High-Level Nuclear Waste (HLNW). Pd(II) reduces electrochemically to Pd(0) in a wide potential range, depending upon the concentration of HCl. No significant effect of concentration was observed on the oxidation of palladium, which more or less occurs at 500 mV. Effects of HCl concentration, potential scan range, scan rate and scan repetition were studied in detail. The oxidation of palladium in HCl medium was relatively more distinct than in nitric and sulphuric acids. Maximum anodic and cathodic peak currents of unequal heights were observed at 1.0 × 10?2 M concentration of HCl. An ASV method was developed successfully on the basis of these studies for the determination of palladium in HLNW.

T.K. Bhardwaj

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life cycle assessment of hydrogen production from S-I thermochemical process coupled to a high temperature gas reactor  

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The purpose of this paper is to quantify the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated to the hydrogen produced by the sulfur-iodine thermochemical process, coupled to a high temperature nuclear reactor, and to compare the results with other life cycle analysis (LCA) studies on hydrogen production technologies, both conventional and emerging. The LCA tool was used to quantify the impacts associated with climate change. The product system was defined by the following steps: (i) extraction and manufacturing of raw materials (upstream flows), (U) external energy supplied to the system, (iii) nuclear power plant, and (iv) hydrogen production plant. Particular attention was focused to those processes where there was limited information from literature about inventory data, as the TRISO fuel manufacture, and the production of iodine. The results show that the electric power, supplied to the hydrogen plant, is a sensitive parameter for GHG emissions. When the nuclear power plant supplied the electrical power, low GHG emissions were obtained. These results improve those reported by conventional hydrogen production methods, such as steam reforming. (authors)

Giraldi, M. R.; Francois, J. L.; Castro-Uriegas, D. [Departamento de Sistemas Energeticos, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Paseo Cuauhnahuac No. 8532, Col. Progreso, C.P. 62550, Jiutepec, Morelos (Mexico)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Model Coupling Toolkit  

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The advent of coupled earth system models has raised an important question in parallel computing: What is the most effective method for coupling many parallel models to form one high-performance coupled modeling system? We present our solution to this ...

Jay Walter Larson; Robert L. Jacob; Ian T. Foster; Jing Guo

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the half-life of 213Fr with high precision  

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High-precision measurement of half-life and Q? value of neutral and highly charged ? emitters is a major subject of investigation currently. In this framework, we recently pushed half-life measurements of neutral emitters to a precision of a few per mil. This result was achieved by using different techniques and apparatuses at Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (INFN-LNS) and GSI Darmstadt. Here we report on 213Fr half-life determination [T1/2(213Fr)?=?34.14±0.06 s] at INFN-LNS, detailing the measurement protocol used. Direct comparison with the accepted value in the literature shows a discrepancy of more than three sigma. We propose this new value as a reference, discussing previous experiments.

M. Fisichella; A. Musumarra; F. Farinon; C. Nociforo; A. Del Zoppo; P. Figuera; M. La Cognata; M. G. Pellegriti; V. Scuderi; D. Torresi; E. Strano

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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How to avoid turning the blue planet into a red one Challenge: Solve a complex, multi-variable, highly-coupled, non-linear energy equation  

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-variable, highly-coupled, non-linear energy equation Opportunity: A sustainable set of solutions that balance human, Airplanes, Electrification, Nuclear Energy,Transistor, Integrated Circuits, Fiber Optic CommunicationHow to avoid turning the blue planet into a red one Challenge: Solve a complex, multi

Beex, A. A. "Louis"

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High energy electron fluxes in dc-augmented capacitively coupled plasmas. II. Effects on twisting in high aspect ratio etching of dielectrics  

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In high aspect ratio (HAR) plasma etching of holes and trenches in dielectrics, sporadic twisting is often observed. Twisting is the randomly occurring divergence of a hole or trench from the vertical. Many causes have been proposed for twisting, one of which is stochastic charging. As feature sizes shrink, the fluxes of plasma particles, and ions in particular, into the feature become statistical. Randomly deposited charge by ions on the inside of a feature may be sufficient to produce lateral electric fields which divert incoming ions and initiate nonvertical etching or twisting. This is particularly problematic when etching with fluorocarbon gas mixtures where deposition of polymer in the feature may trap charge. dc-augmented capacitively coupled plasmas (dc-CCPs) have been investigated as a remedy for twisting. In these devices, high energy electron (HEE) beams having narrow angular spreads can be generated. HEEs incident onto the wafer which penetrate into HAR features can neutralize the positive charge and so reduce the incidence of twisting. In this paper, we report on results from a computational investigation of plasma etching of SiO{sub 2} in a dc-CCP using Ar/C{sub 4}F{sub 8}/O{sub 2} gas mixtures. We found that HEE beams incident onto the wafer are capable of penetrating into features and partially neutralizing positive charge buildup due to sporadic ion charging, thereby reducing the incidence of twisting. Increasing the rf bias power increases the HEE beam energy and flux with some indication of improvement of twisting, but there are also changes in the ion energy and fluxes, so this is not an unambiguous improvement. Increasing the dc bias voltage while keeping the rf bias voltage constant increases the maximum energy of the HEE and its flux while the ion characteristics remain nearly constant. For these conditions, the occurrence of twisting decreases with increasing HEE energy and flux.

Wang Mingmei [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States); Kushner, Mark J. [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-Phonon Coupling in High-Temperature Cuprate Superconductors as Revealed by Angle-resolved Photoemisson Spectroscopy  

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Cuprate oxide high-temperature superconductors are dopedsuperconductivity. High temperature superconductors arein understanding high-temperature superconductors, such as

Zhou, X.J.; Hussain, Z.; Shen, Z.-X.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Laves phase-body-centered cubic structural relationship determined using high voltage electron microscopy  

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High energy electron and ion irradiation of a TiCr{sub 2} Laves compound were found previously to result in a transformation to a body-centered cubic (bcc) solid solution. In the case of electron irradiation, the precipitating bcc phase exhibits preferential crystallographic orientation with respect to the initial compound crystal for irradiation temperatures above 200 K. This article presents an analysis of the electron diffraction data gathered in the course of the electron irradiation-induced Laves phase to bcc transformation in TiCr{sub 2}. A structural relationship between the bcc and Laves compound crystal lattices is determined which can account for all observations of preferentially oriented bcc precipitates. The significance of this mechanism for transformations between bcc and the Laves phases is discussed. In addition, the possible significance for deformation mechanisms of the Laves compounds is explored.

Sinkler, W. [GKSS Forschungszentrum, Geesthacht (Germany). Inst. fuer Werkstofforschung] [GKSS Forschungszentrum, Geesthacht (Germany). Inst. fuer Werkstofforschung

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Options for Determining Equivalent MHTM (Metric Tons of Heavy Metal) for DOE High Level Waste  

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Section 114(d) of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended (NWPA), limits the overall capacity of the first repository to 70,000 metric tons of heavy metal (MTHM). Current DOE policy is to allocate DOE spent fuel and high-level waste (HLW) at 10 percent of the total, or 7,000 MTHM. For planning purposes, 4,667 MTHM will be allocated for HLW. While the NWPA provides a technical basis for determining the MTHM equivalence of HLW, it does not address the significant technical differences between DOE HLW and commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF). Although more than 170,000 MTHM of DOE fuel has been reprocessed to produce the inventory of HLW, the amount of radioactive waste generated per metric ton of DOE fuel is only a few percent of that in a metric ton of commercial fuel. This study compares the results of four methods for determining the MTHM equivalence of DOE HLW. These methods include (1) using the actual weight of heavy metal in reprocessed DOE fuel, (2) assuming the historical equivalence of 0.5 MTHM/canister of vitrified DOE HLW, (3) comparing the total radioactivity in DOE HLW to the radioactivity of commercial SNF, and (4) comparing the total radiotoxicity of DOE HLW, as defined for those radionuclides identified in 10 CFR 20, with SNF at 1,000 and 10,000 years. This study concludes that either of the last two options would meet Congress’s stated purposes of the NWPA, which are to (1) provide "reasonable assurance that the public and the environment will be adequately protected from the hazards posed by high-level radioactive waste and such spent nuclear fuel as may be disposed of in a repository", and (2) to "define Federal policy for the disposal of such waste and spent fuel".

Knecht, Dieter August; Valentine, James Henry; Luptak, Alan Jay; Staiger, Merle Daniel; Loo, Henry Hung Yiu; Wichmann, Thomas Leonard

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic Variance and Its Effect on the Luminosity Function Determination in Deep High z Surveys  

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We study cosmic variance in deep high redshift surveys and its influence on the determination of the luminosity function for high redshift galaxies. For several survey geometries relevant for HST and JWST instruments, we characterize the distribution of the galaxy number counts. This is obtained by means of analytic estimates via the two point correlation function in extended Press-Schechter theory as well as by using synthetic catalogs extracted from N-body cosmological simulations of structure formation. We adopt a simple luminosity - dark halo mass relation to investigate the environment effects on the fitting of the luminosity function. We show that in addition to variations of the normalization of the luminosity function, a steepening of its slope is also expected in underdense fields, similarly to what is observed within voids in the local universe. Therefore, to avoid introducing artificial biases, caution must be taken when attempting to correct for field underdensity, such as in the case of HST UDF i-dropout sample, which exhibits a deficit of bright counts with respect to the average counts in GOODS. A public version of the cosmic variance calculator based on the two point correlation function integration is made available on the web.

M. Trenti; M. Stiavelli

2007-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced terrestrial carbon uptake in the Northern High Latitudes in the 21st century from the Coupled Carbon  

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the Coupled Carbon Cycle Climate Model Intercomparison Project model projections H A I F E N G Q I A N *, R E Carbon Cycle Climate Model Intercomparison Project. Our analysis suggests that the NHL will be a carbon the intense warming there enhances SOM decomposition, soil organic carbon (SOC) storage continues to increase

Zeng, Ning

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High Resolution Numerical Methods for Coupled Non-linear Multi-physics Simulations with Applications in Reactor Analysis  

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associated with such a multi-physics code, i.e., the substantiation that the mathematical description of the multi-physics equations are solved correctly (both in time and space). Conventional paradigms used in reactor analysis problems employed to couple...

Mahadevan, Vijay Subramaniam

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution angle-resolved photoemission study of high temperature superconductors: charge-ordering, bilayer splitting and electron-phonon coupling  

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study of high temperature superconductors: charge-ordering,work on high temperature superconductors. These include: (1)interaction in high temperature superconductors. ? 2002

Zhou, Xingjiang; Hussain, Zahid; Shen, Zhi-xun

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MODEL FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF PARTICLE BEDS WITH HIGH SOLID-TO-GAS THERMAL  

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MODEL FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF PARTICLE BEDS WITH HIGH SOLID-TO-GAS- to-gas conductivity ratio (such as Be and He). The model has the capability of accounting with high solid-to-gas thermal conductivity ratios. This paper summarizes this modeling effort. Model

Abdou, Mohamed

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

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

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

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device  

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An imaging system is provided for direct detection of x-rays from an irradiated biological tissue. The imaging system includes an energy source for emitting x-rays toward the biological tissue and a charge coupled device (CCD) located immediately adjacent the biological tissue and arranged transverse to the direction of irradiation along which the x-rays travel. The CCD directly receives and detects the x-rays after passing through the biological tissue. The CCD is divided into a matrix of cells, each of which individually stores a count of x-rays directly detected by the cell. The imaging system further includes a pattern generator electrically coupled to the CCD for reading a count from each cell. A display device is provided for displaying an image representative of the count read by the pattern generator from the cells of the CCD. 13 figs.

Atac, M.; McKay, T.A.

1998-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device  

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An imaging system is provided for direct detection of x-rays from an irradiated biological tissue. The imaging system includes an energy source for emitting x-rays toward the biological tissue and a charge coupled device (CCD) located immediately adjacent the biological tissue and arranged transverse to the direction of irradiation along which the x-rays travel. The CCD directly receives and detects the x-rays after passing through the biological tissue. The CCD is divided into a matrix of cells, each of which individually stores a count of x-rays directly detected by the cell. The imaging system further includes a pattern generator electrically coupled to the CCD for reading a count from each cell. A display device is provided for displaying an image representative of the count read by the pattern generator from the cells of the CCD.

Atac, Muzaffer (Wheaton, IL); McKay, Timothy A. (Ann Arbor, MI)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Band Offsets between the High-k Dielectric LaAlO3 Film and  

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Determination of Band Offsets Determination of Band Offsets between the High-k Dielectric LaAlO3 Film and the In0.53Ga0.47As Substrate Scaling of conventional silicon based metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistors requires thinner and thinner SiO2 films. However, the figure 1 Figure 1: Intel 45 nm SRAM chip and IntelrCoreTM2 family processor. Hafnium-based high-k dielectric materials are used in the fabrication of those chips. increase of leakage current through thinner SiO2 films puts a fundamental limit on the existing MOS technology. High dielectric constant (high-k) materials are natural substitutes for SiO2 as insulators because they can maintain sufficient thickness to achieve desired capacitance. In fact, hafnium based high-k dielectric materials are already used by Intel in the

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Determination of High-Frequency Current Distribution Using EMTP-Based Transmission Line Models with Resulting Radiated Electromagnetic Fields  

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Application of BPL technologies to existing overhead high-voltage power lines would benefit greatly from improved simulation tools capable of predicting performance - such as the electromagnetic fields radiated from such lines. Existing EMTP-based frequency-dependent line models are attractive since their parameters are derived from physical design dimensions which are easily obtained. However, to calculate the radiated electromagnetic fields, detailed current distributions need to be determined. This paper presents a method of using EMTP line models to determine the current distribution on the lines, as well as a technique for using these current distributions to determine the radiated electromagnetic fields.

Mork, B; Nelson, R; Kirkendall, B; Stenvig, N

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the high pressure pycnometer for determining moisture content of soils  

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content can be computed Moisture content is one of the most frequently determined soil characteristicso It is used in nearly all soils tests including Atterberg limits and indices detexminations, Proctor compaction tests, consolidation tests, and in... porous medium placed in the soilo The amount of water is determined by means of previously prepared calibration curves for each material. In one method, the electrodes are normally placed in gypsum, plaster cf Paris, or fiberglass blocks which act...

Stout, Louis Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the strong coupling g{sub B*B{pi}} from semileptonic B{yields}{pi}l{nu} decay  

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According to heavy-meson chiral perturbation theory, the vector form factor f{sub +}(q{sup 2}) of exclusive semileptonic decay B{yields}{pi}l{nu} is closely related, at least in the soft-pion region (i.e., q{sup 2{approx}}(m{sub B}-m{sub {pi}}){sup 2}), to the strong coupling g{sub B*B{pi}} or the normalized coupling g-circumflex. Combining the precisely measured q{sup 2} spectrum of B{yields}{pi}l{nu} decay by the BABAR and Belle collaborations with several parametrizations of the form factor f{sub +}(q{sup 2}), we can extract these couplings from the residue of the form factor at the B{sup *} pole, which relies on an extrapolation of the form factor from the semileptonic region to the unphysical point q{sup 2}=m{sub B}{sup *2}. Comparing the extracted values with the other experimental and theoretical estimates, we can test these various form-factor parametrizations, which differ from each other by the amount of physical information embedded in. It is found that the extracted values based on the Becirevic-Kaidalov, Ball-Zwicky and Bourrely-Caprini-Lellouch parametrizations are consistent with each other and roughly in agreement with the other theoretical and lattice estimates, while the Boyd-Grinstein-Lebed ansatz, featured by a spurious, unwanted pole at the threshold of the cut, gives a neatly larger value.

Li Xinqiang [Department of Physics, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan 453007 (China); IFIC, Universitat de Valencia-CSIC, Apt. Correus 22085, E-46071 Valencia (Spain); Su Fang [Institute of Particle Physics, Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, Hubei 430079 (China); Yang Yadong [Institute of Particle Physics, Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, Hubei 430079 (China); Key Laboratory of Quark and Lepton Physics, Ministry of Education, Huazhong Normal University Wuhan, Hubei, 430079 (China)

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic-orbital close-coupling calculations for collisions involving fusion relevant highly charged impurity ions using very large basis sets  

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The atomic-orbital close-coupling formalism is a well-known method for the semiclassical treatment of ion-atom collisions. Cross sections for these kinds of collisions are mainly needed in the analysis of certain spectroscopic data from nuclear fusion experiments as well as astrophysical data. We shall outline how the computational implementation can be improved in such a way that collisions involving heavy, highly charged impurity ions, such as Ar{sup 18+} can be treated. Furthermore we show and discuss exemplary results.

Igenbergs, Katharina; Wallerberger, Markus; Schweinzer, Josef; Aumayr, Friedrich [Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstr.8-10/134, A-1040 Vienna (Austria); Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics, Boltzmannstr.2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstr.8-10/134, A-1040 Vienna (Austria)

2012-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Peak Power Bi-directional Transfer From High Speed Flywheel to Electrical Regulated Bus Voltage System  

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were performed to determine the energy transfer capabilities of a flywheel coupled high speed permanent magnet synchronous machine through the proposed system's energy storage tank. Results are presented

Szabados, Barna

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Helix coupling  

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A coupling for connecting helix members in series, which consists of a pair of U-shaped elements, one of which is attached to each helix end with the U sections of the elements interlocked. The coupling is particularly beneficial for interconnecting helical Nitinol elements utilized in thermal actuators or engines. Each coupling half is attached to the associated helix at two points, thereby providing axial load while being easily removed from the helix, and reusable.

Ginell, W.S.

1982-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Annular-coupled concave–convex stable resonator for large-volume high-quality energy extraction  

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A theoretical investigation of a stable concave–convex resonator configuration, which appears suitable for single-mode high-power energy extraction from large volume gain media, is...

Cheng, Zhaogu; Seguin, H J J; Nikumb, S K; Seguin, V A; Reshef, H

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical-Thermal-Structural Coupled Finite Element Model of High Temperature Superconductor for Resistive Type Fault Current Limiters  

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A multi-physics finite element model of high-temperature superconductors (HTS) will be presented in this article. The electrical-thermal model is mainly based on Maxwell’s equation and basic heat transfer equa...

J. Sheng; Y. Chen; B. Lin; L. Ying; Z. Jin…

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Phenomenological Study of High-Impact Practices: Exploring Learning Through Coupling Internships and Service-Learning  

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This study describes the experiences of college-age students (18–24 years) engaged in multiple high-impact practices simultaneously in an internship experience in Washington, DC, and in a service-learning experience. They reflected weekly...

Shehane, Melissa Renee'

2014-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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TRITIUM PERMEATION AND TRANSPORT IN THE GASOLINE PRODUCTION SYSTEM COUPLED WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS-COOLED REACTORS (HTGRS)  

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This paper describes scoping analyses on tritium behaviors in the HTGR-integrated gasoline production system, which is based on a methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) plant. In this system, the HTGR transfers heat and electricity to the MTG system. This system was analyzed using the TPAC code, which was recently developed by Idaho National Laboratory. The global sensitivity analyses were performed to understand and characterize tritium behaviors in the coupled HTGR/MTG system. This Monte Carlo based random sampling method was used to evaluate maximum 17,408 numbers of samples with different input values. According to the analyses, the average tritium concentration in the product gasoline is about 3.05×10-3 Bq/cm3, and 62 % cases are within the tritium effluent limit (= 3.7x10-3 Bq/cm3[STP]). About 0.19% of released tritium is finally transported from the core to the gasoline product through permeations. This study also identified that the following four parameters are important concerning tritium behaviors in the HTGR/MTG system: (1) tritium source, (2) wall thickness of process heat exchanger, (3) operating temperature, and (4) tritium permeation coefficient of process heat exchanger. These four parameters contribute about 95 % of the total output uncertainties. This study strongly recommends focusing our future research on these four parameters to improve modeling accuracy and to mitigate tritium permeation into the gasol ine product. If the permeation barrier is included in the future study, the tritium concentration will be significantly reduced.

Chang H. Oh; Eung S. Kim; Mike Patterson

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentration and High Pressure Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Pyrazon in Water  

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......dissolved In the water. A 500 ml sample of lake water with 25% dissolved...evaporated under nitrogen and the residue...been determined in water (1-3), soils...1,4,7), gas chromatography...due to decreased solubility of the herbi......

Gathu Nyagah

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of N 1-Methylnicotinamide in Urine by High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography  

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......inhibition of carbohydrate metabolism in ascites- tumor cells by ethylene imines. Biochem. J. 63: 300-7 (1956). 10. H. Holzer...1958). 13. V.M. Vivian, M.S. Reynolds, and J.M. Price. Use of ion-exchange resins for the determination of Nl-methylnicotinamide......

Badaruddin Shaikh; Norbert J. Pontzer; Shing-kwan S. Huang; Walter L. Zielinski; Jr.

1977-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of fuel in determining the high load limit of controlled auto-ignition engines  

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Controlled Auto-Ignition (CAI) engines have the potential to increase fuel economy while lowering nitrogen oxide and soot emissions. One hurdle that is currently being faced is the engine's inability to operate at high ...

Maria, Amir Gamal

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high frequency method for the determination of moisture in salts which form hydrates  

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, reproduoibility, and sinplioity and yet naintsina a reasonable level of aaouzsoy fox most laboratory and soa- CLersial applisationa. The high fzequenoy nethod elixLinates the soepliosted bx'idge adguatnents Chat aoooapany asst oon ventional oonduetivi ty s...

Anderson, Robert Franklin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Intercomparison of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, quantitative neutron capture radiography, and prompt gamma activation analysis for the determination of boron in biological samples  

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Boron determination is of special interest for the analysis of biological samples in the context of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). BNCT is ... . This is achieved by enrichment of the isotope 10B in tumour ...

C. L. Schütz; C. Brochhausen; G. Hampel…

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The model coupling toolkit.  

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The advent of coupled earth system models has raised an important question in parallel computing: What is the most effective method for coupling many parallel models to form a high-performance coupled modeling system? We present our solution to this problem--The Model Coupling Toolkit (MCT). We explain how our effort to construct the Next-Generation Coupler for NCAR Community Climate System Model motivated us to create this toolkit. We describe in detail the conceptual design of the MCT and explain its usage in constructing parallel coupled models. We present preliminary performance results for the toolkit's parallel data transfer facilities. Finally, we outline an agenda for future development of the MCT.

Larson, J. W.; Jacob, R. L.; Foster, I.; Guo, J.

2001-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A balloon borne detector to determine high energy neutrons in energy and direction  

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A balloon borne experiment for the measurement of solar and atmospheric neutrons in energy and direction above 50 MeV is described. The principle of measurement is the double elastic scattering process of the incoming neutrons with hydrogen atoms. For the registration of the recoil protons spark chambers are used. The hydrogen is contained in thin plastic scintillator and polyethylene plates, which are inserted between the spark chambers. The sparks are recorded photographically from two sides. A detailed description of the design of the experiment is given. The properties of the apparatus were determined by atmospheric neutron measurements at ground level.

E. Heidbreder; K. Pinkau; C. Reppin; V. Schönfelder

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer Based Motor Parameter Determination for High Speed Operation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines  

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Synchronous Machines B. Szabados and U. Schaible McMaster University 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, Ontario PM synchronous machine parameters in the high speed operating range. The theory and real interior PM synchronous machine at up to 8000 rpm. Results are presented which show a significant variation

Szabados, Barna

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34 ?s isomer at high spin in Fr212: Evidence for a many-particle octupole coupled state  

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A very high spin isomeric state with ?m=34(3) ?s has been observed at an excitation energy of 8.5 MeV in Fr212. The experimental evidence favors an E3 assignment, with a very large E3 transition strength, B(E3)=100(12)×103 e2fm6, to one of the ? rays de-exciting the isomer. The observed properties are in very good agreement with the characteristics of a 34+ state predicted by the multiparticle octupole vibration model.

A. P. Byrne; G. D. Dracoulis; K. J. Schiffer; P. M. Davidson; T. Kibédi; B. Fabricius; A. M. Baxter; A. E. Stuchbery

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-precision determination of the electric and magnetic form factors of the proton  

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New precise results of a measurement of the elastic electron-proton scattering cross section performed at the Mainz Microtron MAMI are presented. About 1400 cross sections were measured with negative four-momentum transfers squared up to Q^2=1 (GeV/c)^2 with statistical errors below 0.2%. The electric and magnetic form factors of the proton were extracted by fits of a large variety of form factor models directly to the cross sections. The form factors show some features at the scale of the pion cloud. The charge and magnetic radii are determined to be r_E=0.879(5)(stat.)(4)(syst.)(2)(model)(4)(group) fm and r_M=0.777(13)(stat.)(9)(syst.)(5)(model)(2)(group) fm.

J. C. Bernauer; P. Achenbach; C. Ayerbe Gayoso; R. Böhm; D. Bosnar; L. Debenjak; M. O. Distler; L. Doria; A. Esser; H. Fonvieille; J. M. Friedrich; J. Friedrich; M. Gómez Rodríguez de la Paz; M. Makek; H. Merkel; D. G. Middleton; U. Müller; L. Nungesser; J. Pochodzalla; M. Potokar; S. Sánchez Majos; B. S. Schlimme; S. Širca; Th. Walcher; M. Weinriefer

2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ARPES Provides Direct Evidence of Spin-Wave Coupling  

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ARPES Provides Direct Evidence of Spin-Wave Coupling Print ARPES Provides Direct Evidence of Spin-Wave Coupling Print The electronic properties of a metal are determined by the dynamical behavior of its conduction electrons. Conventional band theory accounts for the interaction of the electrons with the static ion lattice. However, coupling to further microscopic degrees of freedom can alter the electron dynamics considerably. For example, "conventional" superconductivity emerges as a result of the electrons' interaction with lattice vibrations (phonons). In magnetic materials, coupling with spin waves (magnons) is also expected. Such interactions may contribute to high-temperature superconductivity in novel materials. Unfortunately, lattice vibrations and spin waves have similar energy scales, hindering detailed study. Researchers have taken a new approach in analyzing the electron bands of ferromagnetic iron. Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) provides direct spectroscopic evidence of altered electron mass and energy (quasiparticle formation) in a magnetic solid due to coupling with spin waves.

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ARPES Provides Direct Evidence of Spin-Wave Coupling  

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ARPES Provides Direct Evidence of Spin-Wave Coupling Print ARPES Provides Direct Evidence of Spin-Wave Coupling Print The electronic properties of a metal are determined by the dynamical behavior of its conduction electrons. Conventional band theory accounts for the interaction of the electrons with the static ion lattice. However, coupling to further microscopic degrees of freedom can alter the electron dynamics considerably. For example, "conventional" superconductivity emerges as a result of the electrons' interaction with lattice vibrations (phonons). In magnetic materials, coupling with spin waves (magnons) is also expected. Such interactions may contribute to high-temperature superconductivity in novel materials. Unfortunately, lattice vibrations and spin waves have similar energy scales, hindering detailed study. Researchers have taken a new approach in analyzing the electron bands of ferromagnetic iron. Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) provides direct spectroscopic evidence of altered electron mass and energy (quasiparticle formation) in a magnetic solid due to coupling with spin waves.

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Luminescence of coupled quantum wells:?Effects of indirect excitons in high in-plane magnetic fields  

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Luminescence measurements of a Ga1?xAlxAs?GaAs double quantum well in in-plane magnetic fields up to 22T are reported. The properties of spatially direct and indirect excitons are studied. We show that the strong indirect exciton luminescence survives in samples with low nonradiative recombination up to high in-plane magnetic fields. This contrasts with previously published results, where its strong suppression, observed for magnetic fields as low as of 10T, was explained by the exciton center-of-mass momentum conservation. We attribute the discrepancy to a relatively low nonradiative recombination in the studied sample in comparison with the radiative recombination of localized indirect excitons.

M. Orlita, R. Grill, M. Zvára, G. H. Döhler, S. Malzer, M. Byszewski, and J. Soubusta

2004-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Boron-Containing Compounds in Urine and Blood Plasma from Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Patients. The Importance of Using Coupled Techniques  

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Since only 10B (comprising 20% of elemental boron in nature) has the large cross-section for neutron capture reaction and is thereby useful for BNCT, the boron in the BPA transport molecules used in the Studsvik therapy was enriched with the 10B isotope to nearly 100%. ... A 1000 ?g/mL certified boric acid standard was purchased from BDH Chemicals (Poole, U.K.) and diluted to 2?10 ppm (?g/g) of boron in 0.1 M hydrochloric acid. ... To get a hint of the accuracy of the BPA determination, a spinach sample, IAEA-331, with a certified boron content of (37.6 ± 1.0) mg kg-1 was digested in nitric acid in a steel bomb and determined with ICP-AES. ...

Eva Svantesson; Jacek Capala; Karin E. Markides; Jean Pettersson

2002-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining pipeline fitness for purpose from high resolution smart pig inspections  

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To gain a financial benefit, a smart operator views inspection as part of an overall strategy to maintain a safe pipeline. This paper shows how periodic internal inspections, followed by defect assessments using fitness-for-purpose criteria and selective repair, is the most cost beneficial way of maintaining the safety of a pipeline. It is highlighted that it is important to use (1) genuine high resolution pigs for the inspection and (2) expert fitness-for-purpose assessment. The cost savings on the optimized future safe operating strategies for the pipeline offset the costs of the inspection and expert assessment. 48 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

Grimes, K. [British Gas plc, Houston, TX (United States); Jones, D.G. [British Gas plc, Cramlington (United Kingdom). Pipeline Integrity International

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stirring Strongly Coupled Plasma  

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We determine the energy it takes to move a test quark along a circle of radius L with angular frequency ? through the strongly coupled plasma of $\\mathcal{N}=4$ supersymmetric Yang–Mills (SYM) theory. We find that for most ...

Fadafan, Kazem Bitaghsir

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Iterative Boltzmann plot method for temperature and pressure determination in a xenon high pressure discharge lamp  

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The Boltzmann plot method allows to calculate plasma temperatures and pressures if absolutely calibrated emission coefficients of spectral lines are available. However, xenon arcs are not very well suited to be analyzed this way, as there are only a limited number of lines with atomic data available. These lines have high excitation energies in a small interval between 9.8 and 11.5 eV. Uncertainties in the experimental method and in the atomic data further limit the accuracy of the evaluation procedure. This may result in implausible values of temperature and pressure with inadmissible uncertainty. To omit these shortcomings, an iterative scheme is proposed that is making use of additional information about the xenon fill pressure. This method is proved to be robust against noisy data and significantly reduces the uncertainties. Intentionally distorted synthetic data are used to illustrate the performance of the method, and measurements performed on a laboratory xenon high pressure discharge lamp are analyzed resulting in reasonable temperatures and pressures with significantly reduced uncertainties.

Zalach, J.; Franke, St. [INP Greifswald, Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2, 17489 Greifswald (Germany)

2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Expansion Due to Compression Test for the Determination of a Cladding Material Failure Criterion under RIA Loading Conditions  

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This paper is mainly dedicated to the development of an out-of-pile test reproducing the thermo-mechanical loading conditions encountered during the first stage of a Reactivity Initiated Accidents (RIA) transient, dominated by Pellet Clad Mechanical Interaction (PCMI). In particular, the strain-controlled clad loading under high strain rate associated with temperatures up to 600 deg. C expected during the PCMI phase is simulated by an Expansion Due to Compression (EDC) test achievable at high temperature. The use of appropriate materials for the inner pellet made it possible to achieve the tests from 20 deg. C up to 900 deg. C. The interpretation of the test data is supported by Finite Element Analysis (FEA) including parameters tuned using an inverse method coupling FEA and tests results. A deformation model, identified upon the PROMETRA (Transient Mechanical Properties) experimental database and describing the anisotropic viscoplastic behavior of Cold-Worked Stress Relieved Zircaloy-4 cladding alloys under typical RIA loading conditions, is exploited. The combined analysis of experimental results and finite element simulations provides a deeper understanding of the deformation mode (near pure hoop tension) that arises during the tests. The failure mode appears to be representative of that obtained on tubes during the PCMI stage of RIA experiments. An appropriate device is currently developed in order to reach a bi-axiality of the loading path closer to that expected during the PCMI stage (between plane-strain and equal-biaxial tension). (authors)

Le Saux, M.; Poussard, C.; Averty, X.; Sainte Catherine, C.; Carassou, S. [CEA-Saclay, DEN/DMN/SEMI, 91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette (France); Besson, J. [Centre des Materiaux, Mines Paris, CNRS UMR 7633, BP 87, 91003 Evry (France)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An intelligent approach to non-constant feed rate determination for high-performance 2D CNC milling  

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Optimal machining parameters (spindle speed, feed rate, and depth of cut) are crucial to high-performance CNC pocketing and profiling, which is concerned with shorter machining time, higher surface quality, and longer tool life. However, the feed rates are often conservatively fixed, obviously un-optimised, for different geometries of a curved profile. In this work, an intelligent approach to determining non-constant feed rates is proposed. First, the geometric features of this profile are identified, and the corresponding effective radial depths of cut are calculated. Second, based on a database of these machining parameters, a fuzzy rule-based system is established to predict various cutting forces along this profile. Then the feed rates are adjusted so that the cutting forces always remain high and chatter is still prevented. Thus the high-performance machining can be realised by using this approach, which can also be readily implemented in production process planning to benefit the manufacturing industry.

Zezhong C. Chen; Zhibin Miao

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical Characterization of Crude Petroleum Using Nanospray Desorption Electrospray Ionization Coupled with High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry  

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Nanospray desorption electrospray ionization (nano-DESI) combined with high-resolution mass spectrometry was used for the first time for the analysis of liquid petroleum crude oil samples. The analysis was performed in both positive and negative ionization modes using three solvents one of which (acetonitrile/toluene mixture) is commonly used in petroleomics studies while two other polar solvents (acetonitrile/water and methanol/water mixtures) are generally not compatible with petroleum characterization using mass spectrometry. The results demonstrate that nano-DESI analysis efficiently ionizes petroleum constituents soluble in a particular solvent. When acetonitrile/toluene is used as a solvent, nano-DESI generates electrospray-like spectra. In contrast, strikingly different spectra were obtained using acetonitrile/water and methanol/water. Comparison with the literature data indicates that these solvents selectively extract water-soluble constituents of the crude oil. Water-soluble compounds are predominantly observed as sodium adducts in nano-DESI spectra indicating that addition of sodium to the solvent may be a viable approach for efficient ionization of water-soluble crude oil constituents. Nano-DESI enables rapid screening of different classes of compounds in crude oil samples using solvents that are rarely used for petroleum characterization.

Eckert, Peter A.; Roach, Patrick J.; Laskin, Alexander; Laskin, Julia

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Analysis of Synchronization in Coupled Maps  

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We introduce a new method for determining the global stability of synchronization in systems of coupled identical maps. The method is based on the study of invariant measures. Besides the simplest non-trivial example, namely two symmetrically coupled tent maps, we also treat the case of two asymmetrically coupled tent maps as well as a globally coupled network. Our main result is the identification of the precise value of the coupling parameter where the synchronizing and desynchronizing transitions take place.

Juergen Jost; Kiran M. Kolwankar

2005-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical study of transverse-longitudinal emittance coupling  

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The effect of a weakly coupled periodic lattice in terms of achieving emittance exchange between the transverse and longitudinal directions is investigated using the generalized Courant-Snyder theory for coupled lattices. Recently, the concept and technique of transverse-longitudinal emittance coupling have been proposed for applications in the Linac Coherent Light Source and other free-electron lasers to reduce the transverse emittance of the electron beam. Such techniques can also be applied to the driver beams for the heavy ion fusion and beam-driven high energy density physics, where the transverse emittance budget is typically tighter than the longitudinal emittance. The proposed methods consist of one or several coupling components which completely swap the emittances of one of the transverse directions and the longitudinal direction at the exit of the coupling components. The complete emittance exchange is realized in one pass through the coupling components. In the present study, we investigate the effect of a weakly coupled periodic lattice in terms of achieving emittance exchange between the transverse and longitudinal directions. A weak coupling component is introduced at every focusing lattice, and we would like to determine if such a lattice can realize the function of emittance exchange.

Qin, H; Davidson, R C; Chung, M; Barnard, J J; Wang, T F

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-011104: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination CX-011104: Categorical Exclusion Determination Coupled Thermo-Mechanical and Photo-Chemical Degradation Mechanisms that Determine the Reliability and...

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Determination of the top-quark pole mass and strong coupling constant from the t t-bar production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV  

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The inclusive cross section for top-quark pair production measured by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is compared to the QCD prediction at next-to-next-to-leading order with various parton distribution functions to determine the top-quark pole mass, mtpole, or the strong coupling constant, alphaS. With the parton distribution function set NNPDF2.3, a pole mass of 176.7 +3.0 -2.8 GeV is obtained when constraining alphaS at the scale of the Z boson mass, mZ, to the current world average. Alternatively, by constraining mtpole to the latest average from direct mass measurements, a value of alphaS(mZ) = 0.1151 +0.0028 -0.0027 is extracted. This is the first determination of alphaS using events from top-quark production.

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2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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High-precision (p,t) reaction to determine {sup 25}Al(p,{gamma}){sup 26}Si reaction rates  

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Since the identification of ongoing {sup 26}Al production in the universe, the reaction sequence {sup 24}Mg(p,{gamma}){sup 25}Al({beta}{sup +{nu}}){sup 25}Mg(p,{gamma}){sup 26}Al has been studied intensively. At temperatures where the radiative capture on {sup 25}Al (t{sub 1/2}=7.2 s) becomes faster than the {beta}{sup +} decay, the production of {sup 26}Al can be reduced due to the depletion of {sup 25}Al. To determine the resonances relevant for the {sup 25}Al(p,{gamma}){sup 26}Si bypass reaction, we measured the {sup 28}Si(p,t){sup 26}Si reaction with high-energy precision using the Grand Raiden spectrometer at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka. Several new energy levels were found above the p threshold and for known states excitation energies were determined with smaller uncertainties. The calculated stellar rates of the bypass reaction agree well with previous results, suggesting that these rates are well established.

Matic, A.; Berg, A. M. van den; Harakeh, M. N.; Woertche, H. J.; Berg, G. P. A.; Couder, M.; Goerres, J.; LeBlanc, P.; O'Brien, S.; Wiescher, M.; Fujita, K.; Hatanaka, K.; Sakemi, Y.; Shimizu, Y.; Tameshige, Y.; Tamii, A.; Yosoi, M.; Adachi, T.; Fujita, Y.; Shimbara, Y. [Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, University of Groningen, Zernikelaan 25, NL-9747 AA Groningen (Netherlands); Department of Physics and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States); Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 560-0047 (Japan); Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, P.O. Wits, Johannesburg 2050 (South Africa); Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Department of Physics and Astronomy, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Average Conformations Determined from PRE Data Provide High-Resolution Maps of Transient Tertiary Interactions in Disordered Proteins  

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In the last decade it has become evident that disordered states of proteins play important physiological and pathological roles and that the transient tertiary interactions often present in these systems can play a role in their biological activity. The structural characterization of such states has so far largely relied on ensemble representations, which in principle account for both their local and global structural features. However, these approaches are inherently of low resolution due to the large number of degrees of freedom of conformational ensembles and to the sparse nature of the experimental data used to determine them. Here, we overcome these limitations by showing that tertiary interactions in disordered states can be mapped at high resolution by fitting paramagnetic relaxation enhancement data to a small number of conformations, which can be as low as one. This result opens up the possibility of determining the topology of cooperatively collapsed and hidden folded states when these are present in the vast conformational landscape accessible to disordered states of proteins. As a first application, we study the long-range tertiary interactions of acid-unfolded apomyoglobin from experimentally measured paramagnetic relaxation enhancement data.

Jordi Silvestre-Ryan; Carlos W. Bertoncini; Robert Bryn Fenwick; Santiago Esteban-Martin; Xavier Salvatella

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision determination of the strong coupling constant  

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In this thesis we study the event shapes variable thrust. Event shape variables are observables that characterize the shape of the distribution of the final state particles of a reaction. We take advantage of the formalism ...

Abbate, Riccardo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orbital parameters, masses and distance to Beta Centauri determined with the Sydney University Stellar Interferometer and high resolution spectroscopy  

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The bright southern binary star beta Centauri (HR 5267) has been observed with the Sydney University Stellar Interferometer (SUSI) and spectroscopically with the ESO CAT and Swiss Euler telescopes at La Silla. The interferometric observations have confirmed the binary nature of the primary component and have enabled the determination of the orbital parameters of the system. At the observing wavelength of 442 nm the two components of the binary system have a magnitude difference of 0.15. The combination of interferometric and spectroscopic data gives the following results: orbital period 357 days, semi-major axis 25.30 mas, inclination 67.4 degrees, eccentricity 0.821, distance 102.3 pc, primary and secondary masses M1 = M2 = 9.1 solar masses and absolute visual magnitudes of the primary and secondary M1V = -3.85 and M2V = -3.70. The high accuracy of the results offers a fruitful starting point for future asteroseismic modelling of the pulsating binary components.

Davis, J; Seneta, E B; Tango, W J; Booth, A J; O'Byrne, J W; Thorvaldson, E D; Ausseloos, M; Aerts, C; Uytterhoeven, K

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of single ion activity coefficients to determine solvent extraction mechanism for components of high level nuclear waste  

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The TRUEX solvent extraction process is being developed to remove and concentrate transuranic (TRU) elements from high-level and TRU radioactive wastes currently stored at US Department of Energy sites. Phosphoric acid is one of the chemical species of concern at the Hanford site where bismuth phosphate was used to recover plutonium. The mechanism of phosphoric acid extraction with TRUEX-NPH solvent at 25{degrees}C was determined by phosphoric acid distribution ratios, which were measured by using phosphoric acid radiotracer and a variety of aqueous phases containing different concentrations of nitric acid and nitrate ions. A model was developed for predicting phosphoric acid distribution ratios as a function of the thermodynamic activities of nitrate ion and hydrogen ion. The Generic TRUEX Model (GTM) was used to calculate these activities based on the Bromley method. The derived model supports CMPO and TBP extraction of a phosphoric acid-nitric acid complex and a CMPO-phosphoric acid complex in TRUEX-NPH solvent.

Nunez, L.; Vandegrift, G.F.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

164

High performance liquid chromatography method for the determination of patulin and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in fruit juices marketed in Malaysia  

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Abstract A rapid, simple, improved method for the simultaneous determination of patulin (PAT) and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) in fruit juices is described. The target compounds were extracted with ethyl acetate using vortex followed by high performance liquid chromatographic separation. PAT and 5-HMF were separated within 4 min using Poroshell C18 column with acetonitrile:water (1:9, v/v) as the mobile phase. Under the optimized conditions, the detection limits of PAT and 5-HMF were 0.25 and 0.46 ng mL?1, respectively while the quantification limits were 0.76 and 1.40 ng mL?1, respectively. The recoveries of PAT and 5-HMF at 50, 750 and 5000 ng g?1 ranged from 92.8 to 108%. The proposed method was applied to fivety-six fruit juices (apple, mango, pineapple, guava, lychee, tamarind, soursop and mixed fruit) and PAT was found in three samples ranging from 13.1–33.7 ug L?1. 5-HMF was found in all the samples ranging from 0.08 to 91.5 mg L?1. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry with triple quadrupole analyzer was used to confirm the presence of 5-HMF and PAT in some of the contaminated samples.

Tien Ping Lee; Ronnie Sakai; Normaliza Abdul Manaf; Ainolsyakira Mohd Rodhi; Bahruddin Saad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Tropical Cyclone Simulation and Response to CO2 Doubling in the GFDL CM2.5 High-Resolution Coupled Climate Model  

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Global tropical cyclone (TC) activity is simulated by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) Climate Model, version 2.5 (CM2.5), which is a fully coupled global climate model with a horizontal resolution of about 50 km for the atmosphere ...

Hyeong-Seog Kim; Gabriel A. Vecchi; Thomas R. Knutson; Whit G. Anderson; Thomas L. Delworth; Anthony Rosati; Fanrong Zeng; Ming Zhao

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Signal amplification by unidirectional coupling of oscillators  

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We report our investigation on the input signal amplification in unidirectionally coupled monostable Duffing oscillators in one- and two-dimensions with first oscillator alone driven by a weak periodic signal. Applying a perturbation theory we obtain a set of nonlinear equations for the response amplitude of the coupled oscillators. We identify the conditions for undamped signal propagation with enhanced amplitude through the coupled oscillators. When the number of oscillators increases the response amplitude approaches a limiting value. We determine this limiting value. Also, we analyse the signal amplification in the coupled oscillators in two-dimensions with fraction of oscillators chosen randomly for coupling and forcing.

S. Rajamani; S. Rajasekar

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

167

Capacitively-coupled inductive sensor  

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A capacitively coupled inductive shunt current sensor which utilizes capacitive coupling between flanges having an annular inductive channel formed therein. A voltage dividing capacitor is connected between the coupling capacitor and ground to provide immediate capacitive division of the output signal so as to provide a high frequency response of the current pulse to be detected. The present invention can be used in any desired outer conductor such as the outer conductor of a coaxial transmission line, the outer conductor of an electron beam transmission line, etc.

Ekdahl, Carl A. (Albuquerque, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

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HOT-HUMID HOT-HUMID MIXED-HUMID COLD / VERY COLD HOT-DRY / MIXED-DRY MARINE PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 2010 August 2010 * PNNL-17211 CLIMATE REGIONS VOLUME 7.1 R HIGH-PERFORMANCE HOME TECHNOLOGIES Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 7.1 High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael C. Baechler Jennifer Williamson, Theresa Gilbride, Pam Cole, and Marye Hefty

169

High-pressure-temperature gradient instrument: use for determining the temperature and pressure limits of bacterial growth.  

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...shows the valve manifold (VM), the polystyrene foam insulation (U), and the therm- istor probe (TM) for determining...which the samples were loaded. U is the polystyrene foam insulation, AB is the aluminum block, TW the thermometer well...

A A Yayanos; R van Boxtel; A S Dietz

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Determination of Uric Acid in Urine by Fast-Scan Voltammetry (FSV) Using a Highly Activated Carbon Fiber Electrode  

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The sensitivity of FSV determinations depends on the stability of the background current (23...). Previously we have established experimentally that after the electrochemical pretreatment of the CFE, by continuou...

Roberto Bravo; Dawn M. Stickle…

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Development of Quantitative FRET Technology for SENP Enzyme Kinetics Determinations and High-Sensitive High-Throughput Screening Assay for Protease Inhibitor Discovery  

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chemical inhibitors as a high-throughput screening platform.platform, in which the disruption of SENP towards pre-SUMO’s maturation by small chemical

Liu, Yan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

A Flow-Through High-Pressure Electrical Conductance Cell for Determining of Ion Association of Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions at High Temperature and Pressure  

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A flow-through high-pressure electrical conductance cell was designed and constructed to measure limiting molar conductances and ion association constants of dilute aqueous solutions with high precision at high temperatures and pressures. The basic concept of the cell employs the principle developed at the University of Delaware in 1995, but overall targets higher temperatures (to 600 C) and pressures (to 300 MPa). At present the cell has been tested by measuring aqueous NaCl and LiOH solutions (10{sup {minus}3} to 10{sup {minus}5} mol.kg{sup {minus}1}) to 405 C and 33 MPa with good results.

Bianchi, H.; Ho, P.C.; Palmer, D.A.; Wood, R.H.

1999-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

173

Plasmon-phonon coupling in graphene  

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Collective excitations of coupled electron-phonon systems are calculated for both monolayer and bilayer graphenes, taking into account the nonperturbative Coulomb coupling between electronic excitations in graphene and the substrate longitudinal-optical phonon modes. We find that the plasmon-phonon coupling in monolayer graphene is strong at all densities but in bilayer graphene the coupling is significant only at high densities satisfying the resonant condition ?pl??ph. The difference arises from the peculiar screening properties associated with chirality of graphene. Plasmon-phonon coupling explains the measured quasilinear plasmon dispersion in the long-wavelength limit, thus resolving a puzzle in the experimental observations.

E. H. Hwang; Rajdeep Sensarma; S. Das Sarma

2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

174

Steady-state one-dimensional longitudinally coupled lasers analysis  

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The theory of mutually injected coupled lasers is developed for distributed saturated homogeneous gain so that a set of simultaneous conditions is established for steady-state operation of the coupled-laser system with arbitrary coupling strength. The effects of the various coupled-laser parameters are determined for a model of two Fabry--Perot resonators with distributed saturated homogeneous gain and a longitudinal coupling path.

Needham, G. A.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Different methods for particle diameter determination of low density and high density lipoproteins-Comparison and evaluation  

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Predominance of small dense Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is associated with a two to threefold increase in risk for Coronary Heart Disease (CVD). Small, dense HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) particles protect small dense LDL from oxidative stress...

Vaidyanathan, Vidya

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

176

High Resolution Quantitative Auto-Radiography to determine microscopic distributions of B-10 in neutron capture therapy  

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The success of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is heavily dependent on the microscopic distribution of B-10 in tissue. High Resolution Quantitative Auto-Radiography (HRQAR) is a potentially valuable analytical tool ...

Harris, Thomas C. (Thomas Cameron)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Determination of the effective atomic and mass numbers for mixture and compound materials in high energy photon interactions  

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In consideration the radiological properties of materials and studying the scattering processes in atomic ... have been calculated for any mixed or composite materials in interaction with high energy photons (Lin...

Mohamad Javad Tahmasebi Birgani…

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Advances in theoretical and physical aspects of spin-spin coupling constants  

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Publisher Summary This chapter describes trends of coupling constants on the basis of the concepts commonly used by chemists in the laboratory. With the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance, four impressive progresses have taken place, both in experimental techniques and in theoretical approaches aimed at understanding the electronic origin of high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance parameters. The chapter describes the calculation and analysis of spin–spin coupling constants. Intra- and inter-molecular interaction effects on spin–spin coupling constants have also been presented. Ab initio calculations of couplings in small molecules with large basis sets and inclusion of electron correlation effects have reached almost quantitative accuracy. Different types of couplings in different molecular environments have very different computational demands to obtain such accuracy. The use density functional theory (DFT)-based methods for chemical applications have increased exponentially in the past decade and the finite perturbation theory (FPT) approach to calculating the Fermi contact (FC) contribution to different couplings employing a variety of functionals has produced quite promising results. Progress in different experimental techniques helped determine relative signs of coupling constants, which in many cases are now determined routinely. This additional information is a significant improvement in using experimental values to obtain insights into different aspects of molecular electronic structure.

Rubén H. Contreras; Juan E. Peralta; Claudia G. Giribet; Martín C. Ruiz de azúa; Julio C. Facelli

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Quantification of Fuel Oxygenate Ethers in Human Blood using Solid-Phase Microextraction Coupled with Gas Chromatography-High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry  

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......which performsautomatedsample heating, SPME extraction, and GC injection...fibers were preconditioned by heating at 250~ for 2 h. Fuel oxy...accurate, the high purchase price of the HRMSand the high cost...Information Administration, Office of Oil and Gas. Petroleum Supply Monthly......

Lalith K. Silva; Clayton R. Wilburn; Michael A. Bonin; Mitchell M. Smith; Katherine A. Reese; David L. Ashley; Benjamin C. Blount

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

ARPES Provides Direct Evidence of Spin-Wave Coupling  

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ARPES Provides Direct Evidence ARPES Provides Direct Evidence of Spin-Wave Coupling ARPES Provides Direct Evidence of Spin-Wave Coupling Print Wednesday, 30 March 2005 00:00 The electronic properties of a metal are determined by the dynamical behavior of its conduction electrons. Conventional band theory accounts for the interaction of the electrons with the static ion lattice. However, coupling to further microscopic degrees of freedom can alter the electron dynamics considerably. For example, "conventional" superconductivity emerges as a result of the electrons' interaction with lattice vibrations (phonons). In magnetic materials, coupling with spin waves (magnons) is also expected. Such interactions may contribute to high-temperature superconductivity in novel materials. Unfortunately, lattice vibrations and spin waves have similar energy scales, hindering detailed study. Researchers have taken a new approach in analyzing the electron bands of ferromagnetic iron. Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) provides direct spectroscopic evidence of altered electron mass and energy (quasiparticle formation) in a magnetic solid due to coupling with spin waves.

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coupling2.dvi  

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Measurement Measurement of Input Coupler Matching of a Loaded Storage Ring Single-Cell Cavity Jin Wook Cho, Yoon Kang Advanced Photon Source Argonne National Laboratory 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439 August 14, 1995 1 Introduction In the APS storage ring cavities, magnetic loop type input couplers are used. The loaded Q fo a cavity varies as the beam loading changes 1 . The beam loading changes the cavity input impedance. Therefore, the input coupler must be adjusted to maintain a good impedance match. Measurements have been made to determine the coupler loop position depth of penetration with respect to various loading conditions in a storage ring single-cell cavity. An input coupler was inserted into the storage ring single-cell cavity at various loaded Q points, then matched. The relationship between the coupling coe cient, , and the gap width, where gap width is the separation

182

Softhard exchange-coupled layered structures with modulated exchange coupling  

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, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0209 Received 8 April 2003; accepted 28 June 2003 Magnetically soft/hard exchange-coupled for high performance permanent magnets in the past decades and much progress has been made in improving permanent mag- netic properties. A figure of merit of permanent magnetic materials is the maximum magnetic

Garmestani, Hamid

183

Determination of the fracture parameters associated with mixed mode displacement fields and applications of high density geometric moire  

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conducted on both PMMA and aluminum. The analyses of the finite element models indicated that the algorithm developed could be used to determine the opening and shear mode fracture parameters, without being affected by the rigid body rotation... 89 92 C PROCEDURE FOR REPRODUCING 80 LINE/MM GRATINGS . 95 D BONDING THE FILM GRATINGS TO THE TEST SPECIMEN 100 PMMA Aluminum 6061-T6511 E USE OF FILM GRATINGS IN GEOMETRIC MOIRE. . . F USING THE EPIX DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEM, V2. 6 Set...

Kmiec, Kenneth James

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Environmental Dependence of Masses and Coupling Constants  

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We construct a class of scalar field models coupled to matter that lead to the dependence of masses and coupling constants on the ambient matter density. Such models predict a deviation of couplings measured on the Earth from values determined in low-density astrophysical environments, but do not necessarily require the evolution of coupling constants with the redshift in the recent cosmological past. Additional laboratory and astrophysical tests of \\Delta \\alpha and \\Delta(m_p/m_e) as functions of the ambient matter density are warranted.

Keith A. Olive; Maxim Pospelov

2007-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

185

Short-range and long-range order of phyllomanganate nanoparticles determined using high-energy X-ray scattering  

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High-energy X-ray scattering data from turbostratic phyllomanganate nanosheets are analyzed in real-space by pair distribution function analysis and in reciprocal space by the Bragg-rod method and the Debye equation. The elastic deformation of the two-dimensional nanocrystals is modeled with (1) a new empirical strain function in Bragg-rod calculations and (2) explicit spherical and cylindrical mandrels implemented in the Debye equation.

Manceau, A.

2013-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

186

Loop-to-loop coupling.  

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This report estimates inductively-coupled energy to a low-impedance load in a loop-to-loop arrangement. Both analytical models and full-wave numerical simulations are used and the resulting fields, coupled powers and energies are compared. The energies are simply estimated from the coupled powers through approximations to the energy theorem. The transmitter loop is taken to be either a circular geometry or a rectangular-loop (stripline-type) geometry that was used in an experimental setup. Simple magnetic field models are constructed and used to estimate the mutual inductance to the receiving loop, which is taken to be circular with one or several turns. Circuit elements are estimated and used to determine the coupled current and power (an equivalent antenna picture is also given). These results are compared to an electromagnetic simulation of the transmitter geometry. Simple approximate relations are also given to estimate coupled energy from the power. The effect of additional loads in the form of attached leads, forming transmission lines, are considered. The results are summarized in a set of susceptibility-type curves. Finally, we also consider drives to the cables themselves and the resulting common-to-differential mode currents in the load.

Warne, Larry Kevin; Lucero, Larry Martin; Langston, William L.; Salazar, Robert Austin; Coleman, Phillip Dale; Basilio, Lorena I.; Bacon, Larry Donald

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the theoretical feasibility for the transmutation of europium isotopes from high flux isotope reactor control cylinders  

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The High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a 100 MWth light-water research reactor designed and built in the 1960s primarily for the production of transuranic isotopes. The HFIR is equipped with two concentric cylindrical blade assemblies, known as control cylinders, that are used to control reactor power. These control cylinders, which become highly radioactive from neutron exposure, are periodically replaced as part of the normal operation of the reactor. The highly radioactive region of the control cylinders is composed of europium oxide in an aluminum matrix. The spent HFIR control cylinders have historically been emplaced in the ORNL Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 6. The control cylinders pose a potential radiological hazard due to the long lived radiotoxic europium isotopes {sup 152}Eu, {sup 154}Eu, and {sup 155}Eu. In a 1991 health evaluation of WAG 6 (ERD 1991) it was shown that these cylinders were a major component of the total radioactivity in WAG 6 and posed a potential exposure hazard to the public in some of the postulated assessment scenarios. These health evaluations, though preliminary and conservative in nature, illustrate the incentive to investigate methods for permanent destruction of the europium radionuclides. When the cost of removing the control cylinders from WAG 6, performing chemical separations and irradiating the material in HFIR are factored in, the option of leaving the control cylinders in place for decay must be considered. Other options, such as construction of an engineered barrier around the disposal silos to reduce the chance of migration, should also be analyzed.

Elam, K.R.; Reich, W.J.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Reply to Comment on "High-Precision Determination of the Electric and Magnetic Form Factors of the Proton"  

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In arXiv:1108.3058v1 [nucl-ex], Arrington criticizes the Coulomb corrections we applied in the analysis of high precision form factor data (see Phys.Rev.Lett.105:242001, 2010, arXiv:1007.5076v3 [nucl-ex]). We show, by comparing different calculations cited in the Comment, that the criticism of the Comment neglects the large uncertainty of "more modern" TPE corrections. This uncertainty has also been seen in recent polarized measurements. We rerun our analysis using one of these calculations. The results show that the Comment exaggerates the quantitative effect at small Q^2.

J. C. Bernauer; P. Achenbach; C. Ayerbe Gayoso; R. Böhm; D. Bosnar; L. Debenjak; M. O. Distler; L. Doria; A. Esser; H. Fonvieille; J. M. Friedrich; J. Friedrich; M. Gómez Rodríguez de la Paz; M. Makek; H. Merkel; D. G. Middleton; U. Müller; L. Nungesser; J. Pochodzalla; M. Potokar; S. Sánchez Majos; B. S. Schlimme; S. Širca; Th. Walcher; M. Weinriefer

2011-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

189

Electrochemical determination of the corrosion behavior of candidate alloys proposed for containment of high level nuclear waste in tuff  

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Long-term geological disposal of nuclear waste requires corrosion-resistant canister materials for encapsulation. Several austenitic stainless steels are under consideration for such purposes for the disposal of high-level waste at the candidate repository site located at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. With regard to corrosion considerations, a worst case scenario at this prospective repository location would result from the intrusion of vadose water. This preliminary study focuses on the electrochemical and corrosion behavior of the candidate canister materials under worst-case repository environments. Electrochemical parameters related to localized attack (e.g., pitting potentials) and the electrochemical corrosion rates have been examined. 15 references, 15 figures, 4 tables.

Glass, R.S.; Overturf, G.E.; Garrison, R.E.; McCright, R.D.

1984-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

190

Determination of the natural radioactivity levels in north west of Dukhan, Qatar using high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometry  

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This study is aimed at the determination of the activity concentrations of naturally occuring and technologically enhanced levels of radiation in 34 representative soil samples that have been collected from an inshore oil field area which was found to have, in a previous study, the highest observed value of 226Ra concentration among 129 soil samples. The activity concentrations of 238U and 226Ra have been inferred from gamma-ray transitions associated with their decay progenies and measured using a hyper-pure germanium detector. Details of the sample preparation and the gamma-ray spectroscopic analysis techniques are presented, together with the values of the activity concentrations associated with the naturally occuring radionuclide chains for all the samples collected from NW Dukhan. Discrete-line, gamma-ray energy transitions from spectral lines ranging in energy from ?100 keV up to 2.6 MeV have been associated with characteristic decays of the various decay products within the 235.8U and 232Th radioactive decay chains. These data have been analyzed, under the assumption of secular equilibrium for the U and Th decay chains. Details of the sample preparation and the gamma-ray spectroscopic analysis techniques are presented. The weighted mean value of the activity concentrations of 226Ra in one of the samples was found to be around a factor of 2 higher than the values obtained in the previous study and approximately a factor of 10 higher than the accepted worldwide average value of 35 Bq/kg. The weighted mean values of the activity concentrations of 232Th and 40K were also deduced and found to be within the worldwide average values of 30 and 400 Bq/kg, respectively. Our previous study reported a value of 201.9±1.5Stat.±13Syst. Bq/kg for 226Ra in one sample and further investigation in the current work determined a measured value for 226Ra of 342.00±1.9Stat.±25Syst. Bq/kg in a sample taken from the same locality. This is significantly higher than all the other investigated soil samples in the current and previous works. Notably, the Th levels in the same sample are within the worldwide average expectations, implying that the increased 226Ra concentration arises from TENORM processes.

Huda Al-Sulaiti; Tabassum Nasir; K.S. Al Mugren; N. Alkhomashi; N. Al-Dahan; M. Al-Dosari; D.A. Bradley; S. Bukhari; M. Matthews; P.H. Regan; T. Santawamaitre; D. Malain; A. Habib

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental determination of bulk modulus of 14 A tobermorite using high pressure synchrotron X-ray diffraction  

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Using a diamond anvil cell, 14 A tobermorite, a structural analogue of calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H), was examined by high-pressure synchrotron X-ray diffraction up to 4.8 GPa under hydrostatic conditions. The bulk modulus of 14 A tobermorite was calculated, K{sub o} = 47 GPa. Comparison of the current results with previous high pressure studies on C-S-H(I) indicates that: (1) the compression behavior of the lattice parameters a and b of 14 A tobermorite and C-S-H(I) are very similar, implying that both materials may have very similar Ca-O layers, and also implying that an introduction of structural defects into the Ca-O layers may not substantially change in-plane incompressibility of the ab plane of 14 A tobermorite; and (2) the bulk modulus values of 14 A tobermorite and C-S-H(I) are dominated by the incompressibility of the lattice parameter c, which is directly related to the interlayer spacing composed of dreierketten silicate chains, interlayer Ca, and water molecules.

Oh, Jae Eun [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, CA USA (United States); School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan Metropolitan City, 689-798 (Korea, Republic of); Clark, Simon M. [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Maquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109 (Australia); Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, 20015, CA (United States); Wenk, Hans-Rudolf [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Maquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109 (Australia); Monteiro, Paulo J.M., E-mail: monteiro@berkeley.edu [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, CA USA (United States)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

192

Nuclear physics from strong coupling QCD  

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The strong coupling limit (beta_gauge = 0) of QCD offers a number of remarkable research possibilities, of course at the price of large lattice artifacts. Here, we determine the complete phase diagram as a function of temperature T and baryon chemical potential mu_B, for one flavor of staggered fermions in the chiral limit, with emphasis on the determination of a tricritical point and on the T ~ 0 transition to nuclear matter. The latter is known to happen for mu_B substantially below the baryon mass, indicating strong nuclear interactions in QCD at infinite gauge coupling. This leads us to studying the properties of nuclear matter from first principles. We determine the nucleon-nucleon potential in the strong coupling limit, as well as masses m_A of nuclei as a function of their atomic number A. Finally, we clarify the origin of nuclear interactions at strong coupling, which turns out to be a steric effect.

Michael Fromm; Philippe de Forcrand

2009-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

193

Quantification of Fuel Oxygenate Ethers in Human Blood using Solid-Phase Microextraction Coupled with Gas Chromatography-High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry  

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......Because ofwater solubility, fuel oxygenate...toluene. When water supplies are contaminated...followed by gas chromatography-high-resolution...helium-sparged distilled water (26) to produce...blanks,and water standardsfor daily...column carrier gas for all analyses...using liquid nitrogen from Air Liq......

Lalith K. Silva; Clayton R. Wilburn; Michael A. Bonin; Mitchell M. Smith; Katherine A. Reese; David L. Ashley; Benjamin C. Blount

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied computational electromagnetic society Journal, pages: 139-148, March, 2004 Coupling Between Highly Conducting and Permeable Metallic Objects in the EMI  

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discrimination and possibly contaminating ground water with explosive residues. Most if not all UXO are composite time. In some cases, the ordinance is broken in parts upon impact with the ground, complicating. The false alarm rate produced by clutter is extremely high and typically causes the majority of remediation

Shubitidze, Fridon

195

BEAM COUPLING PHENOMENA IN FAST KICKER SYSTEMS.  

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Beam coupling phenomena have been observed in most fast kicker systems through out Brookhaven Collider-Accelerator complex. With ever-higher beam intensity, the signature of the beam becomes increasingly recognizable. The beam coupling at high intensity produced additional heat dissipation in high voltage modulator, thyratron grids, thyratron driver circuit sufficient to damage some components, and causes trigger instability. In this paper, we will present our observations, basic coupling mode analysis, relevance to the magnet structures, issues related to the existing high voltage modulators, and considerations of the future design of the fast kicker systems.

ZHANG,W.; AHRENS,L.A.; GLENN,J.; SANDBERG,J.; TSOUPAS,N.

2001-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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High-energy chirally-coupled-core Yb-fiber laser with high-dispersion mirror compressor to achieve 1W-level, sub-100fs pulses with diffraction-limited beam quality  

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We demonstrate a high-energy femtosecond laser system with two rapidly advancing technologies: 3C LMA fiber to ensure single-mode operation and high-dispersion mirror to enable...

Chen, Hung-Wen; Sosnowski, Tom; Liu, Chi-Hung; Chen, Li-Jin; Birge, Jonathan; Galvanauskas, Almantas; Kärtner, Franz; Chang, Guoqing

197

Electron beam coupling to a metamaterial structure  

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Microwave metamaterials have shown promise in numerous applications, ranging from strip lines and antennas to metamaterial-based electron beam driven devices. In general, metamaterials allow microwave designers to obtain electromagnetic characteristics not typically available in nature. High Power Microwave (HPM) sources have in the past drawn inspiration from work done in the conventional microwave source community. In this article, the use of metamaterials in an HPM application is considered by using an effective medium model to determine the coupling of an electron beam to a metamaterial structure in a geometry similar to that of a dielectric Cerenkov maser. Use of the effective medium model allows for the analysis of a wide range of parameter space, including the “mu-negative,”“epsilon-negative,” and “double negative” regimes of the metamaterial. The physics of such a system are modeled analytically and by utilizing the particle-in-cell code ICEPIC. For this geometry and effective medium representation, optimum coupling of the electron beam to the metamaterial, and thus the optimum microwave or RF production, occurs in the epsilon negative regime of the metamaterial. Given that HPM tubes have been proposed that utilize a metamaterial, this model provides a rapid method of characterizing a source geometry that can be used to quickly understand the basic physics of such an HPM device.

French, David M.; Shiffler, Don [Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87117 (United States)] [Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87117 (United States); Cartwright, Keith [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States)] [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

198

Improving Best Air Conditioner Efficiency by 20-30% through a High Efficiency Fan and Diffuser Stage Coupled with an Evaporative Condenser Pre-Cooler  

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The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) conducted a research project to improve the best residential air conditioner condenser technology currently available on the market by retrofitting a commercially-available unit with both a high efficiency fan system and an evaporative pre-cooler. The objective was to integrate these two concepts to achieve an ultra-efficient residential air conditioner design. The project produced a working prototype that was 30% more efficient compared to the best currently-available technologies; the peak the energy efficiency ratio (EER) was improved by 41%. Efficiency at the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) standard B-condition which is used to estimate seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), was raised from a nominal 21 Btu/Wh to 32 Btu/Wh.

Parker, Danny S; Sherwin, John R; Raustad, Richard

2014-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

199

Coupling efficiency analysis of hydraulic pressure energy harvesters  

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The acoustic pressure within hydraulic systems referred to as pressure ripple is a high intensity energy source that can be utilized for powering sensor networks. A section of such a system can be modeled as a one dimensional waveguide where the intensity can reach up to 1000 mW/cm2 from a 300 kPa pressure ripple (peak-to-peak acoustic pressure) within a hydraulic system. Hydraulic pressure energy harvesters (HPEH) are devices designed to convert the pressure ripple into electrical energy thereby enabling wireless sensor nodes. HPEH couple the dynamic fluid pressure to a piezoelectric stack which is connected to a harvester circuit to optimize power output. A key aspect of the HPEH design is the fluid-mechanical coupling of the pressure ripple to the stack for maximizing the energy extracted. The efficiency of HPEH device and harvester circuit potential power output can be determined using the volume velocity of the pressure ripple the coupling efficiency of the HPEH and the conversion efficiency of the piezoelectric stack. In this work the coupling efficiency and the power output efficiency of currently developed HPEH devices will be analyzed and compared to modeled efficiency of such devices.

Kenneth Cunefare; Alper Erturk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fitting coupled potential energy surfaces for large systems: Method and construction of a 3-state representation for phenol photodissociation in the full 33 internal degrees of freedom using multireference configuration interaction determined data  

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A recently reported algorithm for representing adiabatic states coupled by conical intersections using a quasi-diabatic state Hamiltonian in four and five atom systems is extended to treat nonadiabatic processes in considerably larger molecules. The method treats all internal degrees of freedom and uses electronic structure data from ab initio multireference configuration interaction wave functions with nuclear configuration selection based on quasi-classical surface hopping trajectories. The method is shown here to be able to treat ?30 internal degrees of freedom including dissociative and large amplitude internal motion. Two procedures are introduced which are essential to the algorithm, a null space projector which removes basis functions from the fitting process until they are needed and a partial diagonalization technique which allows for automated, but accurate, treatment of the vicinity of extended seams of conical intersections of two or more states. These procedures are described in detail. The method is illustrated using the photodissociaton of phenol, C{sub 6}H{sub 5}OH(X{sup ~1}A{sup ?}) + hv ? C{sub 6}H{sub 5}OH(A{sup ~1}A{sup ?}, B{sup ~1}A{sup ??}) ? C{sub 6}H{sub 5}O(X{sup ~2}B{sub 1}, A{sup ~2}B{sub 2}) + H as a test case. Ab initio electronic structure data for the 1,2,3{sup 1}A states of phenol, which are coupled by conical intersections, are obtained from multireference first order configuration interaction wave functions. The design of bases to simultaneously treat large amplitude motion and dissociation is described, as is the ability of the fitting procedure to smooth the irregularities in the electronic energies attributable to the orbital changes that are inherent to nonadiabatic processes.

Zhu, Xiaolei, E-mail: virtualzx@gmail.com; Yarkony, David R., E-mail: yarkony@jhu.edu [Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States)

2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear Viscosity from Effective Couplings of Gravitons  

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We calculate the shear viscosity of field theories with gravity duals using Kubo-formula by calculating the Green function of dual transverse gravitons and confirm that the value of the shear viscosity is fully determined by the effective coupling of transverse gravitons on the horizon. We calculate the effective coupling of transverse gravitons for Einstein and Gauss-Bonnet gravities coupled with matter fields, respectively. Then we apply the resulting formula to the case of AdS Gauss-Bonnet gravity with $F^4$ term corrections of Maxwell field and discuss the effect of $F^4$ terms on the ratio of the shear viscosity to entropy density.

Rong-Gen Cai; Zhang-Yu Nie; Ya-Wen Sun

2008-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

202

Electromagnetic couplings of elementary vector particles  

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On the basis of the three fundamental principles of (i) Poincar\\'{e} symmetry of space time, (ii) electromagnetic gauge symmetry, and (iii) unitarity, we construct an universal Lagrangian for the electromagnetic interactions of elementary vector particles, i.e., massive spin-1 particles transforming in the /1/2,1/2) representation space of the Homogeneous Lorentz Group (HLG). We make the point that the first two symmetries alone do not fix the electromagnetic couplings uniquely but solely prescribe a general Lagrangian depending on two free parameters, here denoted by \\xi and g. The first one defines the electric-dipole and the magnetic-quadrupole moments of the vector particle, while the second determines its magnetic-dipole and electric-quadrupole moments. In order to fix the parameters one needs an additional physical input suited for the implementation of the third principle. As such, one chooses Compton scattering off a vector target and requires the cross section to respect the unitarity bounds in the high energy limit. In result, we obtain the universal g=2, and \\xi=0 values which completely characterize the electromagnetic couplings of the considered elementary vector field at tree level. The nature of this vector particle, Abelian versus non-Abelian, does not affect this structure. Merely, a partition of the g=2 value into non-Abelian, g_{na}, and Abelian, g_{a}=2-g_{na}, contributions occurs for non-Abelian fields with the size of g_{na} being determined by the specific non-Abelian group appearing in the theory of interest, be it the Standard Model or any other theory.

M. Napsuciale; S. Rodriguez; E. G. Delgado-Acosta; M. Kirchbach

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

0 0 Summary Our short-term outlook for a wide array of energy prices has been adjusted upward as international and domestic energy supply conditions have tightened. We think that crude oil prices are as likely as not to end the year $2 to $3 per barrel higher than our previous projections. Thus, we think that the probability of West Texas Intermediate costing an average of $30 per barrel or more at midwinter is about 50 percent. On their current track, heating oil prices are likely to be about 30 percent above year-ago levels in the fourth quarter. Prices for Q1 2001 seem more likely now to match or exceed the high level seen in Q1 2000. Tight oil markets this year and an inherent propensity for high gas utilization in incremental power supply have resulted in rising North American natural gas

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A Quantitative Method for the Determination of Cyclopropenoid Fatty Acids in Cottonseed, Cottonseed Meal, and Cottonseed Oil (Gossypium hirsutum) by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography  

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Monsanto Company, 800 North Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63167, and Covance Laboratories Inc., 3301 Kinsman Boulevard, Madison, Wisconsin 53704 ... There are methods for determining the total CPFA content in oils (9) and methods that provide levels of specific CPFAs based on gas chromatography of methyl esters (10), parallel gas?liquid chromatography/high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) methodology (11), or HPLC following phenacyl derivatization (12). ... Crude cottonseed oil, refined cottonseed oil, and a mixt. of corn oil and Sterculia foetida seed oil caused deposition of increased levels of stearic acid in eggs laid by hens fed the oils, but these oils, heated at temps of 100-250° for 1-4 hrs. ...

Janet C. Obert; Donald Hughes; Wendy R. Sorenson; Melinda McCann; William P. Ridley

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the effect of different additives in coking blends using a combination of in situ high-temperature {sup 1}H NMR and rheometry  

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High-temperature {sup 1}H NMR and rheometry measurements were carried out on 4:1 wt/wt blends of a medium volatile bituminous coal with two anthracites, two petroleum cokes, charcoal, wood, a low-temperature coke breeze, tyre crumb, and active carbon to determine the effects on fluidity development to identify the parameters responsible for these effects during pyrolysis and to study possible relationships among the parameters derived from these techniques. Positive, negative, and neutral effects were identified on the concentration of fluid material. Small positive effects (ca. 5-6%) were caused by blending the coal with petroleum cokes. Charcoal, wood, and active carbon all exerted negative effects on concentration (18-27% reduction) and mobility (12-25% reduction in T2) of the fluid phase, which have been associated with the inert character and high surface areas of these additives that adsorb the fluid phase of the coal. One of the anthracites and the low-temperature coke breeze caused deleterious effects to a lesser extent on the concentration (7-12%) and mobility (13-17%) of the fluid material, possibly due to the high concentration of metals in these additives (ca. 11% ash). Despite the high fluid character of tyre crumb at the temperature of maximum fluidity of the coal (73%), the mobility of the fluid phase of the blend was lower than expected. The comparison of {sup 1}H NMR and rheometry results indicated that to account for the variations in minimum complex viscosity for all the blends, both the maximum concentration of fluid phase and the maximum mobility of the fluid material had to be considered. For individual blends, two exponential relationships have been found between the complex viscosity and the concentration of solid phase in both the softening and resolidification stages but the parameters are different for each blend. 30 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs.

Miguel C. Diaz; Karen M. Steel; Trevor C. Drage; John W. Patrick; Colin E. Snape [Nottingham University, Nottingham (United Kingdom). Nottingham Fuel and Energy Centre, School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

0 0 Highlights International Oil Markets Prices. We have raised our world oil price projection by about $2 per barrel for this month because of assumed greater compliance by OPEC to targeted cuts, especially for the second quarter of 2000 (Figure 1). The expected decline in world petroleum inventories continues (Figure 2), and, given the generally stiff resolve of OPEC members to maintain production cuts, any sign of a turnaround in stocks may be postponed until later this year than previously assumed (Q3 instead of Q2). Our current estimate for the average import cost this past January is now $25 per barrel, a nearly $15-per-barrel increase from January 1999. Crude oil prices are expected to remain at relatively high levels for the first half of 2000, but

207

Exponentially modified QCD coupling  

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We present a specific class of models for an infrared-finite analytic QCD coupling, such that at large spacelike energy scales the coupling differs from the perturbative one by less than any inverse power of the energy scale. This condition is motivated by the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics operator product expansion philosophy. Allowed by the ambiguity in the analytization of the perturbative coupling, the proposed class of couplings has three parameters. In the intermediate energy region, the proposed coupling has low loop-level and renormalization scheme dependence. The present modification of perturbative QCD must be considered as a phenomenological attempt, with the aim of enlarging the applicability range of the theory of the strong interactions at low energies.

Cvetic, Gorazd [Department of Physics, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso (Chile); Center of Subatomic Studies, UTFSM, Valparaiso (Chile); Valenzuela, Cristian [Department of Physics, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso (Chile)

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled two-dimensional edge plasma and neutral gas modeling of tokamak scrape-off-layers  

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The objective of this study is to devise a detailed description of the tokamak scrape-off-layer (SOL), which includes the best available models of both the plasma and neutral species and the strong coupling between the two in many SOL regimes. A good estimate of both particle flux and heat flux profiles at the limiter/divertor target plates is desired. Peak heat flux is one of the limiting factors in determining the survival probability of plasma-facing-components at high power levels. Plate particle flux affects the neutral flux to the pump, which determines the particle exhaust rate. A technique which couples a two-dimensional (2-D) plasma and a 2-D neutral transport code has been developed (coupled code technique), but this procedure requires large amounts of computer time. Relevant physics has been added to an existing two-neutral-species model which takes the SOL plasma/neutral coupling into account in a simple manner (molecular physics model), and this model is compared with the coupled code technique mentioned above. The molecular physics model is benchmarked against experimental data from a divertor tokamak (DIII-D), and a similar model (single-species model) is benchmarked against data from a pump-limiter tokamak (Tore Supra). The models are then used to examine two key issues: free-streaming-limits (ion energy conduction and momentum flux) and the effects of the non-orthogonal geometry of magnetic flux surfaces and target plates on edge plasma parameter profiles.

Maingi, R. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Microjunction Surface Sampling Coupled with High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Drugs and Metabolites in Whole-Body Thin Tissue Sections  

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In this work, a commercially available autosampler was adapted to perform direct liquid microjunction (LMJ) surface sampling followed by a high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) separation of the extract components and detection with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). To illustrate the utility of coupling a separation with this direct liquid extraction based surface sampling approach, four different organs (brain, lung, kidney, and liver) from whole-body thin tissue sections of propranolol dosed and control mice were examined. The parent drug was observed in the chromatograms of the surface sampling extracts from all the organs of the dosed mouse examined. In addition, two isomeric phase II metabolites of propranolol (an aliphatic and an aromatic hydroxypropranolol glucuronide) were observed in the chromatograms of the extracts from lung, kidney, and liver. Confirming the presence of one or the other or both of these glucuronides in the extract from the various organs was not possible without the separation. These drug and metabolite data obtained using the LMJ surface sampling/HPLC-MS method and the results achieved by analyzing similar samples by conventional extraction of the tissues and subsequent HPLC-MS analysis were consistent.

Kertesz, Vilmos [ORNL; Van Berkel, Gary J [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Momentum Dependence of Superconducting Gap, Strong-Coupling Dispersion Kink, And Tightly Bound Cooper Pairs in the High-T(C)(Sr,Ba)(1-X)(K,Na)(X)Fe(2) As(2) Superconductors  

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We present a systematic angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopic study of the high-T{sub c} superconductor class (Sr/Ba){sub 1-x}K{sub x}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2}. By utilizing a photon-energy-modulation contrast and scattering geometry we report the Fermi surface and the momentum dependence of the superconducting gap, {triangle}(k{open_square}). A prominent quasiparticle dispersion kink reflecting strong scattering processes is observed in a binding-energy range of 25--55 meV in the superconducting state, and the coherence length or the extent of the Cooper pair wave function is found to be about 20 {angstrom}, which is uncharacteristic of a superconducting phase realized by the BCS-phonon-retardation mechanism. The observed 40{+-}15 meV kink likely reflects contributions from the frustrated spin excitations in a J{sub 1}-J{sub 2} magnetic background and scattering from the soft phonons. Results taken collectively provide direct clues to the nature of the pairing potential including an internal phase-shift factor in the superconducting order parameter which leads to a Brillouin zone node in a strong-coupling setting.

Wray, L.; Qian, D.; Hsieh, D.; Xia, Y.; Li, L.; Checkelsky, J.G.; Pasupathy, A.; Gomes, K.K.; Parker, C.V.; Fedorov, A.V.; Chen, G.F.; Luo, J.L.; Yazdani, A.; Ong, N.P.; Wang, N.L.; Hasan, M.Z.

2009-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Strong Coupling in a Microcavity LED  

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Thin films of polyelectrolyte/J aggregate dye bilayers with high absorption coefficient (6 nm thick with ??1.0×106??cm-1) inserted in an optical microcavity enable the cavity quantum electrodynamic strong coupling limit to be reached at room temperature with a coupling strength (Rabi splitting) of 265±15??meV. By embedding these films in a resonant cavity organic LED structure, we demonstrate the first emissive electrically pumped exciton-polariton device.

Jonathan R. Tischler; M. Scott Bradley; Vladimir Bulovi?; Jung Hoon Song; Arto Nurmikko

2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotope Dilution Analysis for Flow Injection ICPMS Determination of Microgram per Gram Levels of Boron in Iron and Steel after Matrix Removal  

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Isotope Dilution Analysis for Flow Injection ICPMS Determination of Microgram per Gram Levels of Boron in Iron and Steel after Matrix Removal ... 15,16ID analysis coupled with ICPMS is a powerful technique capable of highly accurate and precise determinations of elements that have two or more stable isotopes. ... To determine boron in unknowns, first the boron isotopic composition of the enriched spike must be characterized, and then the total boron concentration of the spike solution must be determined. ...

Aurora G. Coedo; Teresa Dorado; Bernardo J. Fernandez; Francisco J. Alguacil

1996-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Proline 107 Is a Major Determinant in Maintaining the Structure of the Distal Pocket and Reactivity of the High-Spin Heme of MauG  

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The diheme enzyme MauG catalyzes a six-electron oxidation required for posttranslational modification of a precursor of methylamine dehydrogenase (preMADH) to complete the biosynthesis of its protein-derived tryptophan tryptophylquinone (TTQ) cofactor. Crystallographic studies had shown that Pro107, which resides in the distal pocket of the high-spin heme of MauG, changes conformation upon binding of CO or NO to the heme iron. In this study, Pro107 was converted to Cys, Val, and Ser by site-directed mutagenesis. The structures of each of these MauG mutant proteins in complex with preMADH were determined, as were their physical and catalytic properties. P107C MauG was inactive, and the crystal structure revealed that Cys107 had been oxidatively modified to a sulfinic acid. Mass spectrometry revealed that this modification was present prior to crystallization. P107V MauG exhibited spectroscopic and catalytic properties that were similar to those of wild-type MauG, but P107V MauG was more susceptible to oxidative damage. The P107S mutation caused a structural change that resulted in the five-coordinate high-spin heme being converted to a six-coordinate heme with a distal axial ligand provided by Glu113. EPR and resonance Raman spectroscopy revealed this heme remained high-spin but with greatly increased rhombicity as compared to that of the axial signal of wild-type MauG. P107S MauG was resistant to reduction by dithionite and reaction with H{sub 2}O{sub 2} and unable to catalyze TTQ biosynthesis. These results show that the presence of Pro107 is critical in maintaining the proper structure of the distal heme pocket of the high-spin heme of MauG, allowing exogenous ligands to bind and directing the reactivity of the heme-activated oxygen during catalysis, thus minimizing the oxidation of other residues of MauG.

Feng, Manliang; Jensen, Lyndal M.R.; Yukl, Erik T.; Wei, Xiaoxi; Liu, Aimin; Wilmot, Carrie M.; Davidson, Victor L. (Central Florida); (GSU); (Tougaloo); (UMM)

2012-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

214

Coupled transverse motion  

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The magnetic field in an accelerator or a storage ring is usually so designed that the horizontal (x) and the vertical (y) motions of an ion are uncoupled. However, because of imperfections in construction and alignment, some small coupling is unavoidable. In this lecture, we discuss in a general way what is known about the behaviors of coupled motions in two degrees-of-freedom. 11 refs., 6 figs.

Teng, L.C.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability of Coupling Algorithms  

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INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1 A. Approaches to solving a coupled system . . . . . . . . . . . 3 B. Common terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 C. Classi cation of coupling algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1... equal, cA = cB = mA = mB = 1 and with dissipation, = 0:5 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 26 10 Conditional stability observed with cA > cB. The material prop- erties: cA = 100; cB = 1; mA = mB = 1; = 1 : : : : : : : : : : : : : 27 11 An unstable...

Akkasale, Abhineeth

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser sampling system for an inductively-coupled atomic emission spectrometer. Final report  

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A laser sampling system was attached to a Perkin Elmer Optima 3000 inductively-coupled plasma, atomic emission spectrometer that was already installed and operating in the Chemistry and Geochemistry Department at the Colorado School of Mines. The use of the spectrometer has been highly successful. Graduate students and faculty from at least four different departments across the CSM campus have used the instrument. The final report to NSF is appended to this final report. Appendices are included which summarize several projects utilizing this instrument: acquisition of an inductively-coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer for the geochemistry program; hydrogen damage susceptibility assessment for high strength steel weldments through advanced hydrogen content analysis, 1996 and 1997 annual reports; and methods for determination of hydrogen distribution in high strength steel welds.

NONE

1998-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetically Coupled Adjustable Speed Motor Drives  

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Alternating current electric motors rotate at a nearly constant speed that is determined by motor design and line frequency. Energy savings of 50% or more may be available when fixed speed systems are modified to allow the motor speed to match variable load requirements of a centrifugal fan or pump. This tip sheet describes the advantages of magnetically coupled ASDs and provides suggested actions.

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THE ACCIMA PROJECT COUPLED MODELING OF THE HIGH SOUTHERN LATITUDES K.M. Hines1* , D.H. Bromwich1,2, L.-S. Bai1, J.P. Nicolas1,2, D.M. Holland3, J.M. Klinck4, M. Dinniman4, C. Yoo3, and E.P. Gerber3  

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THE ACCIMA PROJECT ­ COUPLED MODELING OF THE HIGH SOUTHERN LATITUDES K.M. Hines1* , D.H. Bromwich1 including surface and bottom layer formulations; as well as procedures for data assimilation. Numerical balance of the Antarctic ice sheet is critical for projecting global sea-level change. Also, Antarctica

Howat, Ian M.

219

Time-Split versus Process-Split Coupling of Parameterizations and Dynamical Core  

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Simulations are compared to determine the effect of the details of the coupling of the parameterization suite with the dynamical core on the simulated climate. Simulations based on time-split and process-split couplings are compared to a ...

David L. Williamson

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

RKKY coupling in graphene  

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We study the carrier-mediated exchange interaction, the so-called Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yoshida (RKKY) coupling, between two magnetic impurity moments in graphene using exact diagonalization on the honeycomb lattice. By using the tight-binding nearest-neighbor band structure of graphene we also avoid the use of a momentum cutoff which plagues perturbative results in the Dirac continuum model formulation. We extract both the short and long impurity-impurity distance behavior and show on a qualitative agreement with earlier perturbative results in the long-distance limit but also report on a few new findings. In the bulk the RKKY coupling is proportional to 1/|R|3 and displays [1+cos(2kD?R)] -type oscillations. A-A sublattice coupling is always ferromagnetic whereas A-B subattice coupling is always antiferromagnetic and three times as large. We also study the effect of edges in zigzag graphene nanoribbons (ZGNRs). We find that for impurities on the edge the RKKY coupling decays exponentially because of the localized zero-energy edge states and we also conclude that a nonperturbative treatment is essential for these edge impurities. For impurities inside a ZGNR the bulk characteristics are quickly regained.

Annica M. Black-Schaffer

2010-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic determination of a highly reactive impregnated Fe2O3/Al2O3 oxygen carrier for use in gas-fueled Chemical Looping Combustion  

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Abstract The objective of this work was to determine the kinetic parameters for reduction and oxidation reactions of a highly reactive Fe-based oxygen carrier for use in Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) of gaseous fuels containing CH4, CO and/or H2, e.g. natural gas, syngas and PSA-off gas. The oxygen carrier was prepared by impregnation of iron on alumina. The effect of both the temperature and gas concentration was analyzed in a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). The grain model with uniform conversion in the particle and reaction in grains following the shrinking core model (SCM) was used for kinetics determination. It was assumed that the reduction reactions were controlled by two different resistances: the reaction rate was controlled by chemical reaction in a first step, whereas the mechanism that controlled the reactions at higher conversion values was diffusion through the product layer around the grains. Furthermore, it was found that the reduction reaction mechanism was based on the interaction of Fe2O3 with Al2O3 in presence of the reacting gases to form FeAl2O4 as the only stable Fe-based phase. The reaction order values found for the reducing gases were 0.25, 0.3 and 0.6 for CH4, H2 and CO, respectively, and the activation energy took values of between 8 kJ mol?1 (for H2) and 66 kJ mol?1 (for CH4). With regard to oxidation kinetics, the reacting model assumed a reaction rate that was only controlled by chemical reaction. Values of 0.9 and 23 kJ mol?1 were found for reaction order and activation energy, respectively. Finally, the solids inventory needed in a CLC system was also estimated by considering kinetic parameters. The total solids inventory in the CLC unit took a minimum value of 150 kg MW?1 for CH4 combustion, which is a low value when compared to those of other Fe-based materials found in the literature.

A. Cabello; A. Abad; F. García-Labiano; P. Gayán; L.F. de Diego; J. Adánez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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POSSIBLE DEFINTION OF QUANTUM BITS IN COUPLED QUANTUM DOTS  

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by applying transport spectroscopy at ultra low temperatures. We determine the strength of this tunnel coupled quantum dot ­ coupled to leads by tunneling barriers. Due to the ultra small capacitance the Coulomb be operated at temperatures of some 10 mK [1], but by now operation of metallic SETs at temperatures up to 100

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

223

Coupling the inflaton to an expanding aether  

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We consider a Lorentz-violating theory of inflation consisting of Einstein-aether theory with a scalar inflaton coupled bilinearly to the expansion of the aether. We determine the conditions for linearized stability, positive energy, and vanishing of preferred-frame post-Newtonian parameters, and find that all these conditions can be met. In homogeneous and isotropic cosmology, the inflaton-aether expansion coupling leads to a driving force on the inflaton that is proportional to the Hubble parameter. This force affects the slow-roll dynamics, but still allows for a natural end to inflation.

William Donnelly and Ted Jacobson

2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Delineating parton distributions and the strong coupling  

Global fits for precision determinations of parton distributions, together with the highly correlated strong coupling ?s, are presented up to next-to-next-to- leading order (NNLO) of QCD utilizing most world data (charm and jet production data are used where theoretically possible), except Tevatron gauge boson production data and LHC data which are left for genuine predictions. This is done within the 'dynamical' (valencelike input at Q02 = 0.8 GeV2 ) and 'standard' (input at Q02 = 2 GeV2) approach. The stability and reliability of the results are ensured by including nonperturbative higher-twist terms, nuclear corrections as well as target mass corrections, and by applying various (Q2, W2) cuts on available data. In addition, the Q02 dependence of the results is studied in detail. Predictions are given, in particular for LHC, on gauge and Higgs boson as well as for top-quark pair production. At NNLO the dynamical approach results in ?s(MZ2) = 0.1136 ± 0.0004, whereas the somewhat less constrained standard fit gives ?s(MZ2) = 0.1162 ± 0.0006.

Jimenez-Delgado, Pedro [JLAB; Reya, Edwald [Technische Universitat Dortmund

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Randomly coupled Ising models  

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We consider the phase diagram of two randomly coupled Ising models to mimic the successive phase transitions in plastic crystals. Detailed mean-field calculations are performed. Depending on the strength of the couplings, the phase diagrams display three ordered phases and some multicritical points. A tetracritical point is found to turn bicritical as the strength of the couplings increases. The nature of this multicritical point is then analyzed by means of a momentum-space renormalization-group calculation. Using the replica trick, we obtain an effective n-component spin Hamiltonian. The random coupling is found to be relevant and shown to have drastic effects on the multicritical behavior. The lower critical dimension is estimated to be dl=2. In the n=0 limit, to first order in the parameter ?=4-d, a system of seven recursion relations is obtained. Although there is a stable fixed point, it cannot be reached from physically acceptable initial conditions. We give arguments to support a runaway of the flow lines associated with a fluctuation-induced first-order transition.

S. Galam; S. R. Salinas; Y. Shapir

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Graphene Coating Coupled Emission  

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Graphene Coating Coupled Emission A COMSET, A single sheet of sp2-hybridized carbon atoms, called of graphene and its unique properties, I will present amplification of surface graphene-Ag hybrid films which when graphene is used as the spacer layer in a conventional Ag- harnessed the nonlinear properties

Shyamasundar, R.K.

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On the strong coupling scale in Higgs G-inflation  

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Higgs G-inflation takes advantage of a Galileon-like ghost-free derivative coupling. It is a nonrenormalizable operator and is strongly coupled at high energy scales. Perturbative analysis has no longer predictive power there. In general, when the Lagrangian is expanded around the vacuum, the strong coupling scale is identified as the mass scale that appears in nonrenormalizable operators. In inflationary models, however, the identification of the strong coupling scale is subtle, since the structures of the kinetic term as well as the interaction itself are modified by the background inflationary dynamics. As a result, the strong coupling scale is back ground field dependent. In this letter, we evaluate the strong coupling scale of the fluctuations around the inflationary background including the Nambu Goldstone mode associated with the symmetry breaking in the Higgs G-inflation. We find that the system is weakly coupled when the scales which we now observe exit the horizon during inflation, and the observati...

Kamada, Kohei

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Axial-Vector Coupling Constant $g_A$ in Neutron Beta Decay  

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The matrix element \\Vud of the CKM matrix can be determined by two independent measurements in neutron decay: the neutron lifetime $\\tau_n$ and the ratio of coupling constants $\\lambda=g_A/g_V$, which is most precisely determined by measurements of the beta asymmetry angular correlation coefficient~$A$. We present recent progress on the determination of these coupling constants.

Bastian Maerkisch; Hartmut Abele

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Selected Herbicides and Phenols in Water and Soils by Solid-Phase Extraction and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography  

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......1987). 6. G.E. Batley. Applications of liquid chromatography with electro- chemical detection to the analysis of oil shale process waters. J. Chromatogr. 382: 409416 (1987). 7. H. Farber, K. Nick, and H.F. Scoeler. Determination......

Irena Baranowska; Celina Pieszko

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic coupling device  

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A quick connect/disconnect coupling apparatus is provided in which a base member is engaged by a locking housing through a series of interengagement pins. The pins maintain the shaft in a locked position. Upon exposure to an appropriately positioned magnetic field, pins are removed a sufficient distance such that the shaft may be withdrawn from the locking housing. The ability to lock and unlock the connector assembly requires no additional tools or parts apart from a magnetic key.

Nance, Thomas A. (Aiken, SC)

2009-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable numbers of pepsinogen genes are located in the centromeric region of human chromosome 11 and determine the high-frequency electrophoretic polymorphism  

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...labeled to high specific activity (1-3 x 108 cpm/gg) by nick-translation using standard procedures. We used high-stringency...pp. 829-838. 4. Taggart, R. T., Karn, R. C., Merritt, A. D., Yu, P. L. & Conneally, P. M. (1979) Hum...

R T Taggart; T K Mohandas; T B Shows; G I Bell

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable numbers of pepsinogen genes are located in the centromeric region of human chromosome 11 and determine the high-frequency electrophoretic polymorphism  

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...labeled to high specific activity (1-3 x 108 cpm/gg) by nick-translation using standard procedures. We used high-stringency...for their invaluable suggestions. This work was supported by Merit AM 32015, GM 20454, and HD 05196 from the National Institutes...

R T Taggart; T K Mohandas; T B Shows; G I Bell

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Coupled-cavity drift-tube linac  

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A coupled-cavity drift-tube linac (CCDTL) combines features of the Alvarez drift-tube linac (DTL) and the {pi}-mode coupled-cavity linac (CCL). In one embodiment, each accelerating cavity is a two-cell, 0-mode DTL. The center-to-center distance between accelerating gaps is {beta}{lambda}, where {lambda} is the free-space wavelength of the resonant mode. Adjacent accelerating cavities have oppositely directed electric fields, alternating in phase by 180 degrees. The chain of cavities operates in a {pi}/2 structure mode so the coupling cavities are nominally unexcited. The CCDTL configuration provides an rf structure with high shunt impedance for intermediate velocity charged particles, i.e., particles with energies in the 20-200 MeV range. 5 figs.

Billen, J.H.

1996-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

234

Spin transfer and coherence in coupled quantum wells  

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Spin dynamics of optically excited electrons confined in asymmetric coupled quantum wells are investigated through time-resolved Faraday rotation experiments. The interwell coupling is shown to depend on applied electric field and barrier thickness. We observe three coupling regimes: independent spin precession in isolated quantum wells, incoherent spin transfer between single-well states, and coherent spin transfer in a highly coupled system. Relative values of the interwell tunneling time, the electron-spin lifetime, and the Larmor precession period appear to govern this behavior.

M. Poggio, G. M. Steeves, R. C. Myers, N. P. Stern, A. C. Gossard, and D. D. Awschalom

2004-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Sealing coupling. [LMFBR  

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Disclosed is a remotely operable releasable sealing coupling which provides fluid-tight joinder of upper and a lower conduit sections. Each conduit section has a concave conical sealing surface adjacent its end portion. A tubular sleeve having convex spherical ends is inserted between the conduit ends to form line contact with the concave conical end portions. An inwardly projecting lip located at one end of the sleeve cooperates with a retaining collar formed on the upper pipe end to provide swivel capture for the sleeve. The upper conduit section also includes a tapered lower end portion which engages the inside surface of the sleeve to limit misalignment of the connected conduit sections.

Pardini, J.A.; Brubaker, R.C.; Rusnak, J.J.

1982-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Extremely high frequency RF effects on electronics.  

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The objective of this work was to understand the fundamental physics of extremely high frequency RF effects on electronics. To accomplish this objective, we produced models, conducted simulations, and performed measurements to identify the mechanisms of effects as frequency increases into the millimeter-wave regime. Our purpose was to answer the questions, 'What are the tradeoffs between coupling, transmission losses, and device responses as frequency increases?', and, 'How high in frequency do effects on electronic systems continue to occur?' Using full wave electromagnetics codes and a transmission-line/circuit code, we investigated how extremely high-frequency RF propagates on wires and printed circuit board traces. We investigated both field-to-wire coupling and direct illumination of printed circuit boards to determine the significant mechanisms for inducing currents at device terminals. We measured coupling to wires and attenuation along wires for comparison to the simulations, looking at plane-wave coupling as it launches modes onto single and multiconductor structures. We simulated the response of discrete and integrated circuit semiconductor devices to those high-frequency currents and voltages, using SGFramework, the open-source General-purpose Semiconductor Simulator (gss), and Sandia's Charon semiconductor device physics codes. This report documents our findings.

Loubriel, Guillermo Manuel; Vigliano, David; Coleman, Phillip Dale; Williams, Jeffery Thomas; Wouters, Gregg A.; Bacon, Larry Donald; Mar, Alan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Design-Oriented Framework to Determine the Parasitic Parameters of High Frequency Magnetics in Switching Power Supplies using Finite Element Analysis Techniques  

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more important recently to predict their performance and frequency behavior. Accurate prediction and design of winding parasitic parameters of leakage inductance and winding capacitance for high frequency inductors and transformers in switching power...

Shadmand, Mohammad

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer  

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Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET) describes reactions in which there is a change in both electron and proton content between reactants and products. It originates from the influence of changes in electron content on acid?base properties and provides a molecular-level basis for energy transduction between proton transfer and electron transfer. Coupled electron?proton transfer or EPT is defined as an elementary step in which electrons and protons transfer from different orbitals on the donor to different orbitals on the acceptor. There is (usually) a clear distinction between EPT and H-atom transfer (HAT) or hydride transfer, in which the transferring electrons and proton come from the same bond. Hybrid mechanisms exist in which the elementary steps are different for the reaction partners. EPT pathways such as PhO•/PhOH exchange have much in common with HAT pathways in that electronic coupling is significant, comparable to the reorganization energy with H{sub DA} ~ ?. Multiple-Site Electron?Proton Transfer (MS-EPT) is an elementary step in which an electron?proton donor transfers electrons and protons to different acceptors, or an electron?proton acceptor accepts electrons and protons from different donors. It exploits the long-range nature of electron transfer while providing for the short-range nature of proton transfer. A variety of EPT pathways exist, creating a taxonomy based on what is transferred, e.g., 1e{sup -}/2H{sup +} MS-EPT. PCET achieves “redox potential leveling” between sequential couples and the buildup of multiple redox equivalents, which is of importance in multielectron catalysis. There are many examples of PCET and pH-dependent redox behavior in metal complexes, in organic and biological molecules, in excited states, and on surfaces. Changes in pH can be used to induce electron transfer through films and over long distances in molecules. Changes in pH, induced by local electron transfer, create pH gradients and a driving force for long-range proton transfer in Photosysem II and through other biological membranes. In EPT, simultaneous transfer of electrons and protons occurs on time scales short compared to the periods of coupled vibrations and solvent modes. A theory for EPT has been developed which rationalizes rate constants and activation barriers, includes temperature- and driving force (?G)-dependences implicitly, and explains kinetic isotope effects. The distance-dependence of EPT is dominated by the short-range nature of proton transfer, with electron transfer being far less demanding.Changes in external pH do not affect an EPT elementary step. Solvent molecules or buffer components can act as proton donor acceptors, but individual H2O molecules are neither good bases (pK{sub a}(H{sub 3}O{sup +}) = ?1.74) nor good acids (pK{sub a}(H{sub 2}O) = 15.7). There are many examples of mechanisms in chemistry, in biology, on surfaces, and in the gas phase which utilize EPT. PCET and EPT play critical roles in the oxygen evolving complex (OEC) of Photosystem II and other biological reactions by decreasing driving force and avoiding high-energy intermediates.

Weinberg, Dave; Gagliardi, Christopher J.; Hull, Jonathan F; Murphy, Christine Fecenko; Kent, Caleb A.; Westlake, Brittany C.; Paul, Amit; Ess, Daniel H; McCafferty, Dewey Granville; Meyer, Thomas J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using the Model Coupling Toolkit to couple earth system models  

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Continued advances in computational resources are providing the opportunity to operate more sophisticated numerical models. Additionally, there is an increasing demand for multidisciplinary studies that include interactions between different physical processes. Therefore there is a strong desire to develop coupled modeling systems that utilize existing models and allow efficient data exchange and model control. The basic system would entail model “1” running on “M” processors and model “2” running on “N” processors, with efficient exchange of model fields at predetermined synchronization intervals. Here we demonstrate two coupled systems: the coupling of the ocean circulation model Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) to the surface wave model Simulating \\{WAves\\} Nearshore (SWAN), and the coupling of ROMS to the atmospheric model Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Prediction System (COAMPS). Both coupled systems use the Model Coupling Toolkit (MCT) as a mechanism for operation control and inter-model distributed memory transfer of model variables. In this paper we describe requirements and other options for model coupling, explain the MCT library, ROMS, SWAN and COAMPS models, methods for grid decomposition and sparse matrix interpolation, and provide an example from each coupled system. Methods presented in this paper are clearly applicable for coupling of other types of models.

John C. Warner; Natalie Perlin; Eric D. Skyllingstad

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-precision {sup 28}Si(p,t){sup 26}Si reaction to determine {sup 22}Mg({alpha},p){sup 25}Al reaction rates  

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The rise time of stellar x-ray bursts is a signature of thermonuclear runaway processes in the atmosphere of neutron stars and is highly sensitive to a series of ({alpha},p) reactions via high-lying resonances in sd-shell nuclei. Lacking data for the relevant resonance levels, the stellar reaction rates have been calculated using statistical, Hauser-Feshbach models, assuming a high-level density. This assumption may not be correct in view of the selectivity of the ({alpha},p) reaction to natural parity states. We measured the {sup 28}Si(p,t){sup 26}Si reaction with a high-resolution spectrometer to identify resonance levels in {sup 26}Si above the {alpha}-emission threshold at 9.164 MeV excitation energy. These resonance levels are used to calculate the stellar reaction rate of the {sup 22}Mg({alpha},p){sup 25}Al reaction and to test the validity of the statistical assumption.

Matic, A.; Berg, A. M. van den; Harakeh, M. N.; Woertche, H. J.; Beard, M.; Berg, G. P. A.; Goerres, J.; LeBlanc, P.; O'Brien, S.; Wiescher, M.; Fujita, K.; Hatanaka, K.; Sakemi, Y.; Shimizu, Y.; Tameshige, Y.; Tamii, A.; Yosoi, M.; Adachi, T.; Fujita, Y.; Shimbara, Y. [Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, University of Groningen, Zernikelaan 25, NL-9747 AA Groningen (Netherlands); Department of Physics and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States); Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 560-0047 (Japan); Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits, Johannesburg 2050 (South Africa); Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass. Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Surrey (United Kingdom); National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Beam-plasma coupling effects on the stopping power of dense plasmas  

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The stopping power for ion beams in dense plasmas is investigated on the basis of quantum kinetic equations. Strong correlations between the beam ions and the plasma particles which occur for high ion charge numbers and strongly coupled plasmas are treated on the level of the statically screened T-matrix (binary collision) approximation. Dynamic screening effects are included using a combined scheme which considers both close collisions and collective effects. Applying this approach, the ion charge number dependence of the stopping power is determined. The result is a modification of the Zb2 scaling law. In particular, the stopping power is reduced for strong beam-plasma coupling. Good agreement is found between T-matrix results and simulation data (particle-in-cell and molecular dynamics) for low beam velocities.

D. O. Gericke and M. Schlanges

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATLAS sensitivity to Wtb anomalous couplings in top quark decays  

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We study the sensitivity of the ATLAS experiment to Wtb anomalous couplings in top pair production with semileptonic decay, pp -> t tbar -> W+ b W- bbar, with one of the W bosons decaying leptonically and the other hadronically. Several observables are examined, including the W helicity fractions and new quantities recently introduced, such as the ratios of helicity fractions and some angular asymmetries defined in the W rest frame. The dependence on anomalous couplings of all these observables has been previously obtained. In this work we show that some of the new observables also have smaller systematic uncertainties than the helicity fractions, with a dependence on anomalous couplings similar or stronger than for helicity fractions. Consequently, their measurement can significantly improve the limits on anomalous couplings. Moreover, the most sensitive measurements can be combined. In this case, the precision achieved in the determination of Wtb anomalous couplings can be of a few percent in the semileptonic channel alone.

J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra; J. Carvalho; N. Castro; A. Onofre; F. Veloso

2007-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental determination of the radial dose distribution in high gradient regions around {sup 192}Ir wires: Comparison of electron paramagnetic resonance imaging, films, and Monte Carlo simulations  

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Purpose: The experimental determination of doses at proximal distances from radioactive sources is difficult because of the steepness of the dose gradient. The goal of this study was to determine the relative radial dose distribution for a low dose rate {sup 192}Ir wire source using electron paramagnetic resonance imaging (EPRI) and to compare the results to those obtained using Gafchromic EBT film dosimetry and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. Methods: Lithium formate and ammonium formate were chosen as the EPR dosimetric materials and were used to form cylindrical phantoms. The dose distribution of the stable radiation-induced free radicals in the lithium formate and ammonium formate phantoms was assessed by EPRI. EBT films were also inserted inside in ammonium formate phantoms for comparison. MC simulation was performed using the MCNP4C2 software code. Results: The radical signal in irradiated ammonium formate is contained in a single narrow EPR line, with an EPR peak-to-peak linewidth narrower than that of lithium formate ({approx}0.64 and 1.4 mT, respectively). The spatial resolution of EPR images was enhanced by a factor of 2.3 using ammonium formate compared to lithium formate because its linewidth is about 0.75 mT narrower than that of lithium formate. The EPRI results were consistent to within 1% with those of Gafchromic EBT films and MC simulations at distances from 1.0 to 2.9 mm. The radial dose values obtained by EPRI were about 4% lower at distances from 2.9 to 4.0 mm than those determined by MC simulation and EBT film dosimetry. Conclusions: Ammonium formate is a suitable material under certain conditions for use in brachytherapy dosimetry using EPRI. In this study, the authors demonstrated that the EPRI technique allows the estimation of the relative radial dose distribution at short distances for a {sup 192}Ir wire source.

Kolbun, N.; Leveque, Ph.; Abboud, F.; Bol, A.; Vynckier, S.; Gallez, B. [Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Unit, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Universite catholique de Louvain, Avenue Mounier 73.40, B-1200 Brussels (Belgium); Molecular Imaging and Experimental Radiotherapy Unit, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, Universite catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 55, B-1200 Brussels (Belgium); Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Unit, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Universite catholique de Louvain, Avenue Mounier 73.40, B-1200 Brussels (Belgium)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ determination of the spinel–post-spinel transition in Fe3O4 at high pressure and temperature by synchrotron X-ray diffraction  

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...Crystallography, 34, 210-213. Wang, Y., Rivers, M., Sutton...high-pressure facility for synchroton radiation research at GeoSoilEnviroCars...Technology, 7, 1490-1495. Wang, Y., Rivers, M., Sutton...Swiss-army-knife approach to synchroton-based experimental studies...

K. Schollenbruch; A.B. Woodland; D.J. Frost; Y. Wang; T. Sanehira; F. Langenhorst

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CX-001734: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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4: Categorical Exclusion Determination 4: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001734: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of Renewable Biofuels Technology by Transcriptomic Analysis and Metabolic Engineering of Diatoms CX(s) Applied: B3.6, A9 Date: 03/30/2010 Location(s): San Diego, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office University of California San Diego will use Department of Energy funds to perform two tasks: Task 1: Transcriptomic analysis of environmentally triggered lipid accumulation in two species of diatom algae; Task 2: Metabolic engineering of the cell to alter carbon partitioning for abundant lipid accumulation coupled with high biomass accumulation. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-001734.pdf More Documents & Publications

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High-resolution diffraction for residual stress determination in the NiCrMoV wheel of an axial compressor for a heavy-duty gas turbine  

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The wheel of an axial compressor for a heavy-duty gas turbine has been investigated for residual stresses (RS) evaluation of the teeth-section where SANS measurements have previously been performed. Such a component can contain internal RS, either due to the manufacturing process, or to the operating cycles fatigue. The constitutive material is a NiCrMoV steel to ASTM A 471 (type 2) norms (equivalent to B50A420B10); this material is usually adopted in the manufacturing of forged components for gas turbines. Internal radial and hoop RS have been determined, whose values are under the limit of 200 kPa. Hoop RS, in general, resulted in higher value than the radial ones. The present experiment represents a particularly important step in the RS determination for gas turbine components, since the measurements reveal that the fatigue of the wheel is also a lifetime limiting factor although, in the same technological field, the available data in the actual neutron techniques literature mainly concern turbine buckets.

M Rogante; G Török; G.F Ceschini; L Tognarelli; I Füzesy; L Rosta

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of neutron activation analysis and high resolution x-ray spectrometry for the determination of trace quantities of elements with short-lived activation products  

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Conversion Interferences and Errors 3, PROCEDURES AND EXPERIMENTAL SETUP Sample Preparation Pneumatic Sample Transfer System Sample Irradiation X-ray Spectrometry Data Reduction 4. DISCUSSION AND RESULTS System Analysis Analysis Problems.... C. Roentgen made the classic observation that a highly penatrative radiation, unknown at that time, was produced when fast electrons impinged on matter. This radiation, which h called x-rays, was being studied in all parts of the world less than...

Marshall, John Richard

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Pressure Synthesis and Structure Determination of K6(SeO4)(SeO5), The First Potassium Orthoselenate(VI)  

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The authors report on the first synthesis of a potassium orthoselenate(VI), K{sub 6}(SeO{sub 4})(SeO{sub 5}), and the structure determination from synchrotron powder diffraction data. The title compound crystallizes in the tetragonal space group P4{sub 1}2{sub 1}2 with a = 8.1259(1) {angstrom}, c = 17.4953(2) {angstrom}, V = 1155.21(2) {angstrom}{sup 3}, and Z = 4. Selenium displays two different complex anions, tetrahedral SeO{sub 4}{sup 2-} and trigonal-bipyramidal SeO{sub 5}{sup 4-}. When the formula is reduced to A{sub 3}B, the spatial arrangement of the constituting building units can be derived from the Li{sub 3}Bi type of structure.

Orosel,D.; Dinnebeier, R.; Jansen, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High accuracy determination of the $^{238}$U/$^{235}$U fission cross section ratio up to $\\sim$1 GeV at n_TOF (CERN)  

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The $^{238}$U to $^{235}$U fission cross section ratio has been determined at n_TOF up to $\\sim$1 GeV, with two different detection systems, in different geometrical configurations. A total of four datasets have been collected and compared. They are all consistent to each other within the relative systematic uncertainty of 3-4%. The data collected at n_TOF have been suitably combined to yield a unique fission cross section ratio as a function of the neutron energy. The result confirms current evaluations up to 200 MeV. A good agreement is also observed with theoretical calculations based on the INCL++/Gemini++ combination up to the highest measured energy. The n_TOF results may help solving a long-standing discrepancy between the two most important experimental dataset available so far above 20 MeV, while extending the neutron energy range for the first time up to $\\sim$1 GeV.

C. Paradela; M. Calviani; D. Tarr\\'\\io; E. Leal-Cidoncha; L. S. Leong; L. Tassan-Got; C. Le Naour; I. Duran; N. Colonna; L. Audouin; M. Mastromarco; S. Lo Meo; A. Ventura; S. Altstadt; J. Andrzejewski; M. Barbagallo; V. Bécares; F. Be?vá?; F. Belloni; E. Berthoumieux; J. Billowes; V. Boccone; D. Bosnar; M. Brugger; F. Calviño; D. Cano-Ott; C. Carrapiço; F. Cerutti; E. Chiaveri; M. Chin; G. Cortés; M. A. Cortés-Giraldo; L. Cosentino; M. Diakaki; C. Domingo-Pardo; R. Dressler; C. Eleftheriadis; A. Ferrari; P. Finocchiaro; K. Fraval; S. Ganesan; A. R. García; G. Giubrone; M. B. Gómez-Hornillos; I. F. Gonçalves; E. González-Romero; E. Griesmayer; C. Guerrero; F. Gunsing; P. Gurusamy; S. Heinitz; D. G. Jenkins; E. Jericha; F. Käppeler; D. Karadimos; N. Kivel; M. Kokkoris; M. Krti?ka; J. Kroll; C. Langer; C. Lederer; H. Leeb; R. Losito; A. Manousos; J. Marganiec; T. Martínez; C. Massimi; P. Mastinu; E. Mendoza; A. Mengoni; P. M. Milazzo; F. Mingrone; M. Mirea; W. Mondalaers; A. Musumarra; A. Pavlik; J. Perkowski; A. Plompen; J. Praena; J. Quesada; T. Rauscher; R. Reifarth; A. Riego; F. Roman; C. Rubbia; R. Sarmento; A. Saxena; P. Schillebeeckx; S. Schmidt; D. Schumann; G. Tagliente; J. L. Tain; A. Tsinganis; S. Valenta; G. Vannini; V. Variale; P. Vaz; R. Versaci; M. J. Vermeulen; V. Vlachoudis; R. Vlastou; A. Wallner; T. Ware; M. Weigand; C. Weiß; T. Wright; P. Žugec

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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High accuracy determination of the $^{238}$U/$^{235}$U fission cross section ratio up to $\\sim$1 GeV at n_TOF (CERN)  

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The $^{238}$U to $^{235}$U fission cross section ratio has been determined at n_TOF up to $\\sim$1 GeV, with two different detection systems, in different geometrical configurations. A total of four datasets have been collected and compared. They are all consistent to each other within the relative systematic uncertainty of 3-4%. The data collected at n_TOF have been suitably combined to yield a unique fission cross section ratio as a function of the neutron energy. The result confirms current evaluations up to 200 MeV. A good agreement is also observed with theoretical calculations based on the INCL++/Gemini++ combination up to the highest measured energy. The n_TOF results may help solving a long-standing discrepancy between the two most important experimental dataset available so far above 20 MeV, while extending the neutron energy range for the first time up to $\\sim$1 GeV.

Paradela, C; Tarrío, D; Leal-Cidoncha, E; Leong, L S; Tassan-Got, L; Naour, C Le; Duran, I; Colonna, N; Audouin, L; Mastromarco, M; Meo, S Lo; Ventura, A; Altstadt, S; Andrzejewski, J; Barbagallo, M; Bécares, V; Be?vá?, F; Belloni, F; Berthoumieux, E; Billowes, J; Boccone, V; Bosnar, D; Brugger, M; Calviño, F; Cano-Ott, D; Carrapiço, C; Cerutti, F; Chiaveri, E; Chin, M; Cortés, G; Cortés-Giraldo, M A; Cosentino, L; Diakaki, M; Domingo-Pardo, C; Dressler, R; Eleftheriadis, C; Ferrari, A; Finocchiaro, P; Fraval, K; Ganesan, S; García, A R; Giubrone, G; Gómez-Hornillos, M B; Gonçalves, I F; González-Romero, E; Griesmayer, E; Guerrero, C; Gunsing, F; Gurusamy, P; Heinitz, S; Jenkins, D G; Jericha, E; Käppeler, F; Karadimos, D; Kivel, N; Kokkoris, M; Krti?ka, M; Kroll, J; Langer, C; Lederer, C; Leeb, H; Losito, R; Manousos, A; Marganiec, J; Martínez, T; Massimi, C; Mastinu, P; Mendoza, E; Mengoni, A; Milazzo, P M; Mingrone, F; Mirea, M; Mondalaers, W; Musumarra, A; Pavlik, A; Perkowski, J; Plompen, A; Praena, J; Quesada, J; Rauscher, T; Reifarth, R; Riego, A; Roman, F; Rubbia, C; Sarmento, R; Saxena, A; Schillebeeckx, P; Schmidt, S; Schumann, D; Tagliente, G; Tain, J L; Tsinganis, A; Valenta, S; Vannini, G; Variale, V; Vaz, P; Versaci, R; Vermeulen, M J; Vlachoudis, V; Vlastou, R; Wallner, A; Ware, T; Weigand, M; Weiß, C; Wright, T; Žugec, P

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A preliminary report on the determination of natural radioactivity levels of the State of Qatar using high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometry  

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This study is aimed at the determination of the activity concentrations of naturally occuring and technically enhanced levels of radiation in soil samples collected across the landscape of Qatar. Representative soil samples from various locations across the Qatarian peninsula have been collected and analyzed in order to establish activity concentrations associated with the 235,8U and 232Th natural decay chains and also the long-lived naturally occurring radionuclide 40K. The activity concentrations have been measured using a hyper-pure germanium detector. Details of the sample preparation and the gamma-ray spectroscopic analysis techniques are presented, together with the preliminary values of the activity concentrations associated with the naturally occuring radionuclide chains for six soil samples collected from the Qatarian peninsula. Sample 228, which has been collected from an inshore oil-field area, was observed to have the highest observed value of 226Ra concentration among the six samples. The weighted mean values of the activity concentrations of the radionuclides 238U, 232Th and 40K in one particular sample (sample 228) were, respectively, found to be 213.9±1.4, 4.55±0.11 and 111.4±3.6 Bq/kg, which compare with the worldwide weighted mean values in soil samples, 33, 45 and 420 Bq/kg, respectively. The deduced activity concentration of 238U in sample 228 in the current work was found to be significantly higher than the worldwide average value and was also significantly higher than the values determined for the five other initial samples discussed here. The mean values of the activity concentration of the 232Th series, 40K and 137Cs in Bq/kg from the six investigated soil samples were found to be 9.4±1.3, 204±22 and 5.8±5.6, respectively, with the quoted uncertainty referring to the standard deviation among these measurements.

H. Al-Sulaiti; P.H. Regan; D.A. Bradley; D. Malain; T. Santawamaitre; A. Habib; M. Matthews; S. Bukhari; M. Al-Dosari

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Cosmological Tests of Coupled Galileons  

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We investigate the cosmological properties of Galileon models with positive kinetic terms. We include both conformal and disformal couplings to matter and focus on constraints on the theory that arise because of these couplings. The disformal coupling to baryonic matter is extremely constrained by astrophysical and particle physics effects. The disformal coupling to photons induces a cosmological variation of the speed of light and therefore distortions of the Cosmic Microwave Background spectrum which are known to be very small. The conformal coupling to baryons leads to a variation of particle masses since Big Bang Nucleosynthesis which is also tightly constrained. We consider the background cosmology of Galileon models coupled to Cold Dark Matter (CDM), photons and baryons and impose that the speed of light and particle masses respect the observational bounds on cosmological time scales. We find that requiring that the equation of state for the Galileon models must be close to -1 now restricts severely their parameter space and can only be achieved with a combination of the conformal and disformal couplings. This leads to large variations of particle masses and the speed of light which are not compatible with observations. As a result, we find that cosmological Galileon models are viable dark energy theories coupled to dark matter but their couplings, both disformal and conformal, to baryons and photons must be heavily suppressed making them only sensitive to CDM.

Philippe Brax; Clare Burrage; Anne-Christine Davis; Giulia Gubitosi

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

253

Mobility platform coupling device and method for coupling mobility platforms  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A coupling device for connecting a first mobility platform to a second mobility platform in tandem. An example mobility platform is a robot. The coupling device has a loose link mode for normal steering conditions and a locking position, tight link mode for navigation across difficult terrain and across obstacles, for traversing chasms, and for navigating with a reduced footprint in tight steering conditions.

Shirey, David L. (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using the Model Coupling Toolkit to couple earth system models  

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Continued advances in computational resources are providing the opportunity to operate more sophisticated numerical models. Additionally, there is an increasing demand for multidisciplinary studies that include interactions between different physical ... Keywords: COAMPS, Model Coupling Toolkit, Model coupling, ROMS, SWAN, Sparse matrix interpolation

John C. Warner; Natalie Perlin; Eric D. Skyllingstad

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full counting statistics as a probe of quantum coherence in a side-coupled double quantum dot system  

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We study theoretically the full counting statistics of electron transport through side-coupled double quantum dot (QD) based on an efficient particle-number-resolved master equation. It is demonstrated that the high-order cumulants of transport current are more sensitive to the quantum coherence than the average current, which can be used to probe the quantum coherence of the considered double QD system. Especially, quantum coherence plays a crucial role in determining whether the super-Poissonian noise occurs in the weak inter-dot hopping coupling regime depending on the corresponding QD-lead coupling, and the corresponding values of super-Poissonian noise can be relatively enhanced when considering the spins of conduction electrons. Moreover, this super-Poissonian noise bias range depends on the singly-occupied eigenstates of the system, which thus suggests a tunable super-Poissonian noise device. The occurrence-mechanism of super-Poissonian noise can be understood in terms of the interplay of quantum coherence and effective competition between fast-and-slow transport channels. -- Highlights: •The FCS can be used to probe the quantum coherence of side-coupled double QD system. •Probing quantum coherence using FCS may permit experimental tests in the near future. •The current noise characteristics depend on the quantum coherence of this QD system. •The super-Poissonian noise can be enhanced when considering conduction electron spin. •The side-coupled double QD system suggests a tunable super-Poissonian noise device.

Xue, Hai-Bin, E-mail: xuehaibin@tyut.edu.cn

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-009354: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination CX-009354: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Resolution 3D Laser Imaging for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Operations - Phase II CX(s) Applied:...

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CX-009331: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination CX-009331: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Resolution 3D Laser Imaging for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Operations Phase II CX(s) Applied:...

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CX-010286: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination CX-010286: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Temperature Solids Flow Verification Lab CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05082013 Location(s): West Virginia...

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CX-011694: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination CX-011694: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pioneering High Energy Nuclear Interaction Experiment Fast Time of Flight Detector Testing CX(s) Applied: B3.6...

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CX-006909: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-006909: Categorical Exclusion Determination Low-Cost Manufacturing of High-Capacity Prismatic Lithium-Ion Cell Alloy Anodes CX(s) Applied:...

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CX-007561: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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A High Performance Computing "Cyber Wind Facility" Incorporating Fully-Coupled CFD/CSD for Turbine-Platform-Wake Interactions with the Atmosphere and Ocean CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 01/18/2012 Location(s): Pennsylvania Offices(s): Golden Field Office

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Determination of the effects caused by different polymers on coal fluidity during carbonization using high-temperature {sup 1}H NMR and rheometry  

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The effects of blending polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS), poly(ethyleneterephthalate) (PET), a flexible polyurethane (FPU), and a car shredded fluff waste (CSF) on fluidity development of a bituminous coal during carbonization have been studied by means of high-torque, small-amplitude controlled-strain rheometry and in situ high-temperature {sup 1}H NMR spectroscopy. The most detrimental effects were caused by PET and PS, which completely destroyed the fluidity of the coal. The CSF had a deleterious effect on coal fluidity similar to that of PET, although the deleterious effect on the viscoelastic properties of the coal were less pronounced than those of PET and PS. On the contrary, the addition of 10 wt % PE caused a slight reduction in the concentration of fluid hydrogen and an increase in the minimum complex viscosity, and the addition of 10 wt % FPU reduced the concentration of fluid hydrogen without changing the viscoelastic properties of the coal. Although these results suggest that these two plastics could potentially be used as additives in coking blends without compromising coke porosity, it was found that the semicoke strengths were reduced by adding 2 wt % FPU and 5 wt % PE. Therefore, it is unlikely that more than 2 wt % of a plastic waste could be added to a coal blend without deterioration in coke quality. 35 refs., 11 figs., 3 tabs.

Miguel Castro Diaz; Lucky Edecki; Karen M. Steel; John W. Patrick; Colin E. Snape [Nottingham University, Nottingham (United Kingdom). Nottingham Fuel and Energy Centre, School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Tunneling of coupled methyl groups in lithium acetate: The isotope effect  

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We studied by high resolution inelastic neutron scattering the isotope effect of tunneling of coupled methyl groups in lithium acetate dihydrate (LIAC). Fully protonated, fully...

A. Heidemann; H. Friedrich; E. Günther…

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of boron isotope compositions of geological materials by laser ablation MC-ICP-MS using newly designed high sensitivity skimmer and sample cones  

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Abstract The effects of addition of nitrogen gas with use of three different combinations of sample and skimmer cones on the performance of LA-MC-ICP-MS for in situ B isotope ratio measurements were investigated in detail. Compared to the standard arrangement (H skimmer cone + standard sample cone), sensitivities of B isotopes were improved by a factor of 2.4 and 3.8 with use of X skimmer cone + standard sampler cone and the X skimmer cone + Jet sample cone, respectively. The best within-run precision (2 s) of 11B/10B was approximately 50 ppm for B4 reference material (B content = 31,400 ?g/g) with use of X skimmer cone + Jet sample cone. It was found that different cone combinations had significant effects on the instrument mass bias, but had little effect on the precisions of B isotope ratios. Addition of nitrogen (2–4 ml/min) in the central channel gas did not improve the sensitivity of B. However, significant wider ion axial distribution profile and more stable mass-bias for B isotope ratios were evident. Under selected optimum conditions, good agreements between the measured ?11B values and the reference values were obtained for the international reference minerals (B4, Dravite, Elbaite, IMMRB1 and Schorl), the NIST SRM 610–612 synthetic soda-lime glasses and the MPI-DING glasses (GOR-128-G, GOR-132-G, and StHs6/80). It was found that for low-B containing (11 ppm and 31 ppm) materials, the precisions (2 s) of 11B/10B can be improved by a factor of 2–10 by using the newly designed X-skimmer cone and Jet sample cone, compared to that of using the standard cones. The international reference mineral Danburite (?11B of ? 14.92 ± 6.77 2SD, n = 32) showed a significant non-uniformity of B isotope ratio distribution. Our first boron isotopic results from standards GSD-1G (?11B: 11.92 ± 1.03, n = 30), GSE-1G (?11B: 1.63 ± 0.32, n = 30), GP-4 (?11B: ? 5.85 ± 1.01, n = 40) and DD-1 (?11B: ? 13.21 ± 0.56, n = 35) showed these materials were fairly homogeneous in boron isotope ratios, making them as good candidates as reference materials. The proposed LA-MC-ICPMS method is suitable for the direct determination of B isotope ratio in a variety of geological materials.

Lin Lin; Zhaochu Hu; Lu Yang; Wen Zhang; Yongsheng Liu; Shan Gao; Shenghong Hu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Coupling constant constraints in a nonminimally coupled phantom cosmology  

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In the paper we investigate observational constraints on coupling to gravity constant parameter {xi} using distant supernovae SNIa data, baryon oscillation peak (BOP), the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) shift parameter, and the H(z) data set. We estimate the value of this parameter to constrain the extended quintessence models with nonminimally coupled to gravity phantom scalar field. The combined analysis of observational data favors a value of {xi} which lies in close neighborhood of the conformal coupling. While our estimations are model dependent they give rise to an indirect bound on the equivalence principle.

Szydlowski, Marek; Hrycyna, Orest; Kurek, Aleksandra [Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian University, Orla 171, 30-244 Cracow (Poland) and Mark Kac Complex Systems Research Centre, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Cracow (Poland); Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Philosophy, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Al. Raclawickie 14, 20-950 Lublin (Poland); Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian University, Orla 171, 30-244 Cracow (Poland)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Invertible coupled KdV and coupled Harry Dym hierarchies  

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In this paper we discuss the conditions under which the coupled KdV and coupled Harry Dym hierarchies possess inverse (negative) parts. We further investigate the structure of nonlocal parts of tensor invariants of these hierarchies, in particular, the nonlocal terms of vector fields, conserved one-forms, recursion operators, Poisson and symplectic operators. We show that the invertible cKdV hierarchies possess Poisson structures that are at most weakly nonlocal while coupled Harry Dym hierarchies have Poisson structures with nonlocalities of the third order.

Maciej Blaszak; Krzysztof Marciniak

2013-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

267

Method for determining gene knockouts  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for determining candidates for gene deletions and additions using a model of a metabolic network associated with an organism, the model includes a plurality of metabolic reactions defining metabolite relationships, the method includes selecting a bioengineering objective for the organism, selecting at least one cellular objective, forming an optimization problem that couples the at least one cellular objective with the bioengineering objective, and solving the optimization problem to yield at least one candidate.

Maranas, Costa D; Burgard, Anthony R; Pharkya, Priti

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

268

ANTENNA-COUPLED LIGHT-MATTER INTERACTIONS  

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This project is focused on antenna-coupled photon emission from single quantum emitters. The properties of optical antennas are tailored to control different photophysical parameters, such as the excited state lifetime, the saturation intensity, and the quantum yield [3]. Using a single molecule coupled to an optical antenna whose position and properties can be controllably adjusted we established a detailed and quantitative understanding of light-matter interactions in nanoscale environments. We have studied various quantum emitters: single molecules [11], quantum dots [7], rareearth ions [2], and NV centers in diamond [19]. We have systematically studied the interaction of these emitters with optical antennas. The overall objective was to establish a high-level of control over the light-matter interaction. In order to eliminate the coupling to the environment, we have taken a step further and explored the possibility of levitating the quantum emitter in high vacuum. What started as a side-project soon became a main activity in our research program and led us to the demonstration of vacuum trapping and cooling of a nanoscale particle [14].

NOVOTNY, LUKAS

2014-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

269

Transmission and Conversion of Energy by Coupled Soft Gears  

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Dynamical aspects of coupled deformable gears are investigated to clarify the differences of mechanical properties between the machines consist of hard materials and those of soft materials. In particular, the performances of two functions, the transmission and the conversion of the energy, are compared between the hard and soft gears systems. First, the responses of the coupled gears against a constant torque working on one of gears are focused for two types of couplings; P) a pair gears are coupled, and T) three gears are coupled with forming a regular triangle. In systems with the coupling P), we obtain trivial results that the rotational energy can be transmitted to other gear only if these gears are hard enough. On the other hand, in systems with the coupling T), the transmission of the rotational energy to one of the other gears appears only if these gears are soft enough. Second, we show the responses of this system in which one of gears have contact with a high temperature heat bath and the other gears have contact with a 0 temperature heat bath. With the coupling T), the directional rotations appear in two gears having contact with 0 temperature heat bath. Here, the direction of these rotations change depending on the noise strength.

Akinori Awazu

2005-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

270

Preferential instability in arrays of coupled lasers  

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We consider an array of N coupled class-B lasers in a ring geometry. We analyze the stability of the steady-state solutions for small values of the coupling strength and small damping. The problem is motivated by recent studies of laser-diode arrays, but analytical results on the possible instabilities remain limited to the case N=2. We consider N arbitrary and use the coupling strength as the bifurcation parameter. As this parameter increases from zero, we show that the first instability leads to a preferential mode of oscillations. For N even, we study this bifurcation to a time-periodic standing-wave solution and determine the direction of bifurcation. We discuss the bifurcation possibilities in terms of the parameter ?, known as the linewidth-enhancement factor, in semiconductor lasers. Increasing ? destabilizes phase locking between adjacent lasers but leads to a smooth bifurcation to periodic solutions. Inversely, decreasing ? stabilizes the laser array, but the first bifurcation leads to a hard transition to time-dependent solutions. The predictions of our analysis are in agreement with the results of a numerical study of the laser equations.

Ruo-ding Li and Thomas Erneux

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Cooling and squeezing via quadratic optomechanical coupling  

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We explore the physics of optomechanical systems in which an optical cavity mode is coupled parametrically to the square of the position of a mechanical oscillator. We derive an effective master equation describing two-phonon cooling of the mechanical oscillator. We show that for high temperatures and weak coupling, the steady-state phonon number distribution is non-thermal (Gaussian) and that even for strong cooling the mean phonon number remains finite. Moreover, we demonstrate how to achieve mechanical squeezing by driving the cavity with two beams. Finally, we calculate the optical output and squeezing spectra. Implications for optomechanics experiments with the membrane-in-the-middle geometry or ultracold atoms in optical resonators are discussed.

A. Nunnenkamp; K. Borkje; J. G. E. Harris; S. M. Girvin

2010-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

272

Online YPA4 Resin Microcolumn Separation/Preconcentration Coupled with Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) for the Speciation Analysis of Mercury in Seafood  

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Online YPA4 Resin Microcolumn Separation/Preconcentration Coupled with Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) for the Speciation Analysis of Mercury in Seafood ... The developed method was applied to the determination of mercury species in real seafoods with satisfactory results. ...

Chaomei Xiong; Bin Hu

2007-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

273

First Use of High-Frequency Intensity Modulation of Narrow-Linewidth Laser Light and Its Application in Determination of Fr206,205,204 Ground-State Properties  

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Collinear laser spectroscopy was performed on the nuclear ground states of the neutron-deficient isotopes Fr206,205,204. A new technique was developed to suppress hyperfine pumping in collinear laser spectroscopy of atoms. This involved high-frequency intensity modulation of narrow-linewidth laser light using fast-switching electro-optical modulators. The nuclear ground-state spins of Fr206,205,204 were determined to be 3, 9/2, and 3, respectively. Both the changes in mean-squared charge radii and nuclear magnetic dipole moments indicate a departure from single-particle estimates.

Annika Voss; Matthew R. Pearson; Jonathan Billowes; Fritz Buchinger; Bradley Cheal; John E. Crawford; Anna A. Kwiatkowski; C. D. Philip Levy; Olivier Shelbaya

2013-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

274

Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California,  

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Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California, Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California, Provide Evidence For Hydraulic Fracturing Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California, Provide Evidence For Hydraulic Fracturing Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Most of 26 small (0.4<~M<~3.1) microearthquakes at Long Valley caldera in mid-1997, analyzed using data from a dense temporary network of 69 digital three-component seismometers, have significantly non-double-couple focal mechanisms, inconsistent with simple shear faulting. We determined their mechanisms by inverting P- and S-wave polarities and amplitude ratios using linear-programming methods, and

275

Model-free measure of coupling from embedding principle  

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A model-free measure of coupling between dynamical variables is built from time series embedding principle. The approach described does not require a mathematical form for the dynamics to be assumed. The approach also does not require density estimation which is an intractable problem in high dimensions. The measure has strict asymptotic bounds and is robust to noise. The proposed approach is used to demonstrate coupling between complex time series from the finance world.

Chetan Nichkawde

2014-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

276

Suppression of Rayleigh Taylor instability in strongly coupled plasmas  

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The Rayleigh Taylor instability in a strongly coupled plasma medium has been investigated using the equations of generalized hydrodynamics. It is demonstrated that the visco-elasticity of the strongly coupled medium due to strong inter particle correlations leads to a suppression of the Rayleigh Taylor instability unless certain threshold conditions are met. The relevance of these results to experiments on laser compression of matter to high densities including those related to inertial confinement fusion using lasers has also been shown.

Das, Amita; Kaw, Predhiman [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

277

Quantum measurements of coupled systems  

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We propose an approach to measuring coupled systems, which gives a parametrically smaller error than the conventional fast projective measurements. The measurement error is due to the excitations being not entirely localized on individual systems even where the excitation energies are different. Our approach combines spectral selectivity of the detector with temporal resolution and uses the ideas of the quantum diffusion theory. The results bear on quantum computing with perpetually coupled qubits.

Fedichkin, L.; Dykman, M. I. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Shapiro, M. [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

278

STABILITY ANALYSIS OF INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEMS COUPLED WITH MARKET DYNAMICS  

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, with energy imbalance in the physical system, with or without network congestion, driving the market responseSTABILITY ANALYSIS OF INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEMS COUPLED WITH MARKET DYNAMICS F.L. Alvarado1 J University of Paraiba, Brazil Abstract: The use of market mechanisms to determine gen- eration dispatch

279

Peeling and Multi-critical Matter Coupled to Quantum Gravity  

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We show how to determine the unknown functions arising when the peeling decomposition is applied to multi-critical matter coupled to two-dimensional quantum gravity and compute the loop-loop correlation functions. The results that $\\eta=2+2/(2K-3)$ and $\

Martin G. Harris; John F. Wheater

1999-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

280

Research Article Blinded study determination of high  

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Senderowicz1 John P. Jakupciak2Ã? Catherine O'Connell2Ã? Alfred Rademaker3 Annelise E. Barron1 1 Northwestern

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Starter for inductively coupled plasma tube  

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A starter assembly is provided for use with an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) tube to reliably initiate a plasma at internal pressures above about 30 microns. A conductive probe is inserted within the inductor coil about the tube and insulated from the tube shield assembly. A capacitive circuit is arranged for momentarily connecting a high voltage radio-frequency generator to the probe while simultaneously energizing the coil. When the plasma is initiated the probe is disconnected from the generator and electrically connected to the shield assembly for operation. 1 fig.

Hull, D.E.; Bieniewski, T.M.

1988-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

282

Pitch control capacitance coupling  

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A variable pitch propeller system is described having a stationary side and a rotating side, the rotating side including a plurality of variable pitch propeller blades, as characterized by: first means mounted upon the stationary side for sending control signals to set blade pitch and for receiving position signals relative to the blade pitch; second means mounted upon the rotating side for receiving the control signals and for sending the position signals; and a communications link for carrying the signals between the first and second means, the link having; a high side capacitor having a first plate mounted to the stationary side and electrically attaching to the first means; a low side capacitor having a first plate mounted to the stationary side and attaching electrically to the first means and a second plate mounted to the rotating side and electrically attaching to the second means such that the low side capacitor provides a differential, low potential return path for the control signals from the second means to the first means and the position signals from the first means to the second means.

Wyrostek, A.J.; Mayo, M.G.

1988-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

283

Evidence for a J/psi p anti-p Pauli Strong Coupling?  

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The couplings of charmonia and charmonium hybrids (generically $\\Psi$) to $p\\bar p$ are of great interest in view of future plans to study these states using an antiproton storage ring at GSI. These low to moderate energy $\\Psi p\\bar p$ couplings are not well understood theoretically, and must currently be determined from experiment. In this letter we note that the two independent $p\\bar p$ couplings $\\gamma_{\\mu}$ and $\\sigma_{\\mu\

Ted Barnes; Winston Roberts

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Verification of Multiphysics software: Space and time convergence studies for nonlinearly coupled applications  

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High-fidelity modeling of nuclear reactors requires the solution of a nonlinear coupled multi-physics stiff problem with widely varying time and length scales that need to be resolved correctly. A numerical method that converges the implicit nonlinear terms to a small tolerance is often referred to as nonlinearly consistent (or tightly coupled). This nonlinear consistency is still lacking in the vast majority of coupling techniques today. We present a tightly coupled multiphysics framework that tackles this issue and present code-verification and convergence analyses in space and time for several models of nonlinear coupled physics.

Jean C. Ragusa; Vijay Mahadevan; Vincent A. Mousseau

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Planar slot coupled microwave hybrid  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A symmetrical 180.degree. microwave hybrid is constructed by opening a slot line in a ground plane below a conducting strip disposed on a dielectric substrate, creating a slot coupled conductor. Difference signals propagating on the slot coupled conductor are isolated on the slot line leaving sum signals to propagate on the microstrip. The difference signal is coupled from the slot line onto a second microstrip line for transmission to a desired location. The microstrip branches in a symmetrical fashion to provide the input/output ports of the 180.degree. hybrid. The symmetry of the device provides for balance and isolation between sum and difference signals, and provides an advantageous balance between the power handling capabilities and the bandwidth of the device.

Petter, Jeffrey K. (Williston, VT)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Coupled-mode theory for film-coupled plasmonic nanocubes  

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Planar metallic nanoparticles separated by nanoscale distances from a metal film support unique plasmonic resonances useful for controlling a wide range of photodynamic processes. The fundamental resonance of a film-coupled planar nanoparticle arises from a transmission-line mode localized between nanoparticle and film, whose properties can be roughly approximated by closed form expressions similar to those used in patch antenna theory. The insight provided by the analytical expressions, and the potential of achieving similar closed-form expressions for a range of plasmonic phenomenon such as spasing, fluorescence enhancement, and perfect absorbers, motivates a more detailed study of the film-coupled patch. Here, we present an expanded analytical analysis of the plasmonic patch geometry, applying an eigenmode expansion method to arrive at a more accurate description of the field distribution underneath a film-coupled plasmonic nanocube. The fields corresponding to the inhomogeneous Maxwell's equations are expanded in a set of lossless waveguide eigenmodes. Radiation damping and Ohmic losses are then perturbatively taken into account by considering an equivalent surface impedance. We find that radiative loss couples the lossless eigenmodes, leading to discernible features in the scattering spectra of the nanocubes. The method presented can be further applied to the case of point source excitations, in which accounting for all potential eigenmodes becomes essential.

Patrick T. Bowen and David R. Smith

2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

287

Development of a Methodology for the Characterisation of Air-coupled Ultrasound Probes  

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This study is aimed at developing a technique for the characterisation of air-coupled ultrasound probes, starting from the analysis of the mechanical behaviour of the probe membrane. The vibratory behaviour of the emission membrane is studied using laser-Doppler vibrometry techniques with high frequency demodulation system (20 MHz). The determination of the vibration provides information which are useful for the assessment of the performance of the probe, in particular concerning the Quality factor and the portion of the membrane which really contributes to the emission. During the second step the results of the vibration measurements are used to calculate, by means of numerical boundary element method, the ultrasound beam emitted in terms of intensity in space. The obtained field is compared with the direct measurements carried out by scanning with the receiver probe and a pinhole plate. This comparison allows the potential and the problems of the two different characterisation techniques to be determined, even if the pinhole technique (which is currently considered the state of the art) cannot be used as an absolute reference. This study appears to be useful for paving the way for a new methodology for the calibration of air-coupled ultrasound probes, which potentially could be used not only to improve the probe manufacturing process, but also to control conformity to specifications.

Pietroni, Paolo; Marco Revel, Gian [Department of Mechanics, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche, via Brecce Bianche 60131 Ancona (Italy)

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Quintessence and phantom cosmology with nonminimal derivative coupling  

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We investigate cosmological scenarios with a nonminimal derivative coupling between the scalar field and the curvature, examining both the quintessence and the phantom cases in zero and constant potentials. In general, we find that the universe transits from one de Sitter solution to another, determined by the coupling parameter. Furthermore, according to the parameter choices and without the need for matter, we can obtain a big bang, an expanding universe with no beginning, a cosmological turnaround, an eternally contracting universe, a big crunch, a big rip avoidance, and a cosmological bounce. This variety of behaviors reveals the capabilities of the present scenario.

Saridakis, Emmanuel N. [College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065 (China); Sushkov, Sergey V. [Department of General Relativity and Gravitation, Kazan State University, Kremlevskaya Street 18, Kazan 420008 (Russian Federation); Department of Mathematics, Tatar State University of Humanities and Education, Tatarstan Street 2, Kazan 420021 (Russian Federation)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical techniques for coupled neutronic/thermal-hydraulic reactor calculations  

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The solution of coupled neutronic/thermal-hydraulic nuclear reactor calculations is achieved through an iterative procedure that treats the components of the calculations in a relatively decoupled fashion. This entails an alternation between the neutronic and thermal-hydraulic components of the calculation while using the most recent estimates of the neutron cross sections, as determined by the thermal-hydraulic feedback relationships. Although this decoupled approach is typically convergent, it has been demonstrated that the rate of convergence is quite inconsistent. As a result of these limitations, an effort has been directed toward the development of numerical techniques that more closely approximate a truly coupled solution.

Betts, C.M.; Kulas, M.M.; Klein, A.C. [Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States)] [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

290

Constraints on Top Couplings in Models with Exotic Quarks  

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The extension of the standard model with exotic quark singlets and doublets introduces large flavor changing neutral couplings between ordinary fermions. We derive inequalities which translate the precise determination of the diagonal Z couplings, in particular, at LEP, into stringent bounds on the off-diagonal ones. The resulting limits can be saturated in minimal extensions with one vector doublet or singlet. In this case, 23 and 6 single top events, respectively, are predicted at LEP2 for an integrated luminosity of 500 pb-1 per experiment.

F. del Aguila; J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra; R. Miquel

1999-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

291

Isochronal synchronization of delay-coupled systems  

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We consider small network models for mutually delay-coupled systems which typically do not exhibit stable isochronally synchronized solutions. We show that for certain coupling architectures which involve delayed self feedback to the nodes, the oscillators become isochronally synchronized. Applications are shown for both incoherent pump coupled lasers and spatio-temporal coupled fiber ring lasers.

Ira B. Schwartz; Leah B. Shaw

2006-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Minnesota | Department...  

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293

North Pacific Mesoscale Coupled Air-Ocean Simulations Compared with Observations  

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Executive summary The main objective of the study was to investigate atmospheric and ocean interaction processes in the western Pacific and, in particular, effects of significant ocean heat loss in the Kuroshio and Kuroshio Extension regions on the lower and upper atmosphere. It is yet to be determined how significant are these processes are on climate scales. The understanding of these processes led us also to development of the methodology of coupling the Weather and Research Forecasting model with the Parallel Ocean Program model for western Pacific regional weather and climate simulations. We tested NCAR-developed research software Coupler 7 for coupling of the WRF and POP models and assessed its usability for regional-scale applications. We completed test simulations using the Coupler 7 framework, but implemented a standard WRF model code with options for both one- and two-way mode coupling. This type of coupling will allow us to seamlessly incorporate new WRF updates and versions in the future. We also performed a long-term WRF simulation (15 years) covering the entire North Pacific as well as high-resolution simulations of a case study which included extreme ocean heat losses in the Kuroshio and Kuroshio Extension regions. Since the extreme ocean heat loss occurs during winter cold air outbreaks (CAO), we simulated and analyzed a case study of a severe CAO event in January 2000 in detail. We found that the ocean heat loss induced by CAOs is amplified by additional advection from mesocyclones forming on the southern part of the Japan Sea. Large scale synoptic patterns with anomalously strong anticyclone over Siberia and Mongolia, deep Aleutian Low, and the Pacific subtropical ridge are a crucial setup for the CAO. It was found that the onset of the CAO is related to the breaking of atmospheric Rossby waves and vertical transport of vorticity that facilitates meridional advection. The study also indicates that intrinsic parameterization of the surface fluxes within the WRF model needs more evaluation and analysis.

Koracin, Darko; Cerovecki, Ivana; Vellore, Ramesh; Mejia, John; Hatchett, Benjamin; McCord, Travis; McLean, Julie; Dorman, Clive

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Lee H. MacDonald often coupled with modeling-is essential  

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Lee H. MacDonald often coupled with modeling- is essential to determine the most cost-effective ap outlined in MacDonald, Smart, and Wissmar (13), while suggesting some additional points and refinements

MacDonald, Lee

295

Perovskite catalysts for oxidative coupling  

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Perovskites of the structure A.sub.2 B.sub.2 C.sub.3 O.sub.10 are useful as catalysts for the oxidative coupling of lower alkane to heavier hydrocarbons. A is alkali metal; B is lanthanide or lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, samarium, praseodymium, gadolinium or dysprosium; and C is titanium.

Campbell, Kenneth D. (Charleston, WV)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perovskite catalysts for oxidative coupling  

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Perovskites of the structure A[sub 2]B[sub 2]C[sub 3]O[sub 10] are useful as catalysts for the oxidative coupling of lower alkane to heavier hydrocarbons. A is alkali metal; B is lanthanide or lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, samarium, praseodymium, gadolinium or dysprosium; and C is titanium.

Campbell, K.D.

1991-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetically coupled system for mixing  

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The invention provides a mixing system comprising a magnetically coupled drive system and a foil for cultivating algae, or cyanobacteria, in an open or enclosed vessel. The invention provides effective mixing, low energy usage, low capital expenditure, and ease of drive system component maintenance while maintaining the integrity of a sealed mixing vessel.

Miller, III, Harlan; Meichel, George; Legere, Edward; Malkiel, Edwin; Woods, Robert Paul; Ashley, Oliver; Katz, Joseph; Ward, Jason; Petersen, Paul

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Applications of high resolution ICP-AES in the nuclear industry  

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Application of high resolution ICP-AES to selected problems of importance in the nuclear industry is a growing field. The advantages in sample preparation time, waste minimization and equipment cost are considerable. Two examples of these advantages are presented in this paper, burnup analysis of spent fuel and analysis of major uranium isotopes. The determination of burnup, an indicator of fuel cycle efficiency, has been accomplished by the determination of {sup 139}La by high resolution inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (HR-ICP-AES). Solutions of digested samples of reactor fuel rods were introduced into a shielded glovebox housing an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) and the resulting atomic emission transmitted to a high resolution spectrometer by a 31 meter fiber optic bundle. Total and isotopic U determination by thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS) is presented to allow for the calculation of burnup for the samples. This method of burnup determination reduces the time, material, sample handling and waste generated associated with typical burnup determinations which require separation of lanthanum from the other fission products with high specific activities. Work concerning an alternative burnup indicator, {sup 236}U, is also presented for comparison. The determination of {sup 235}U:{sup 238}U isotope ratios in U-Zr fuel alloys is also presented to demonstrate the versatility of HR-ICP-AES.

Johnson, S.G.; Giglio, J.J.; Goodall, P.S.; Cummings, D.G.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Coupling Interface for Physics-to-System Simulations  

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A new interfacial code was developed to couple the reactor physics code PARCS/AGREE to the systems level code MELCOR, with a goal of enabling state- of-art transient event analysis for high temperature gas reactor designs. Following the completion...

Leimon, Michael 1985-

2012-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Localized model for systems with double-exchange coupling  

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Magnetic spins in crystals of mixed valence can simultaneously experience two kinds of coupling: the superexchange and the double exchange. The latter coupling, first invoked by Zener and further worked out by Anderson and Hasegawa, is mediated by additional electrons or holes introduced into the system. In the present paper an effective site-spins interaction Hamiltonian for double exchange is formulated. This Hamiltonian involves ascending powers of the bilinear interaction S?i·S?j. The highest power is determined by the value of the site spin. Thus, for spin-½ the double exchange interaction looks like the ordinary Heisenberg-type coupling. Spin-1 Hamiltonian contains also a biquadratic coupling. Spin-32 includes a bicubic interaction, spin-2 a biquartic one, etc. It is argued that a localized description of systems with the double exchange is usually sufficient. The phase diagrams are entirely different from the one predicted by the semiclassical (large-spin) band theory proposed by de Gennes. The critical concentrations of the carriers are evaluated at T=0 K in the mean-field-theory approximation. An applied magnetic field is shown to have little influence on the strength of the double-exchange coupling. Spin configurations in the presence of the field are also discussed. Finally, a spin-wave theory for such systems is constructed.

M. Cieplak

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determinants of Toxicity, Patterns of Failure, and Outcome Among Adult Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Extremity and Superficial Trunk Treated With Greater Than Conventional Doses of Perioperative High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy and External Beam Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: The present study was undertaken to determine factors predictive of toxicity, patterns of failure, and survival in 60 adult patients with soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity and superficial trunk treated with combined perioperative high-dose-rate brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: The patients were treated with surgical resection and perioperative high-dose-rate brachytherapy (16 or 24 Gy) for negative and close/microscopically positive resection margins, respectively. External beam radiotherapy (45 Gy) was added postoperatively to reach a 2-Gy equivalent dose of 62.9 and 72.3 Gy, respectively. Adjuvant chemotherapy with ifosfamide and doxorubicin was given to patients with advanced high-grade tumors. Results: Grade 3 toxic events were observed in 18 patients (30%) and Grade 4 events in 6 patients (10%). No Grade 5 events were observed. A location in the lower limb was significant for Grade 3 or greater toxic events on multivariate analysis (p = .013), and the tissue volume encompassed by the 150% isodose line showed a trend toward statistical significance (p = .086). The local control, locoregional control, and distant control rate at 9 years was 77.4%, 69.5%, and 63.8%, respectively. On multivariate analysis, microscopically involved margins correlated with local control (p = .036) and locoregional control (p = .007) and tumor size correlated with distant metastases (p = .004). The 9-year disease-free survival and overall survival rate was 47.0% and 61.5%, respectively. Multivariate analysis showed poorer disease-free survival rates for patients with tumors >6 cm (p = .005) and microscopically involved margins (p = .043), and overall survival rates decreased with increasing tumor size (p = .011). Conclusions: Grade 3 or greater wound complications can probably be decreased using meticulous treatment planning to decrease the tissue volume encompassed by the 150% isodose line, especially in lower limb locations. Microscopically involved margins remain a predictor of local and locoregional failure, despite radiation doses >70 Gy. Patients with tumors {>=}6 cm and microscopically involved margins are at high risk of treatment failure and death from the development of distant metastases.

San Miguel, Inigo [Department of Radiation Oncology, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Navarre (Spain); San Julian, Mikel [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Navarre (Spain); Cambeiro, Mauricio [Department of Radiation Oncology, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Navarre (Spain); Sanmamed, Miguel Fernandez [Department of Medical Oncology, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Navarre (Spain); Vazquez-Garcia, Blanca [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Navarre (Spain); Pagola, Maria; Gaztanaga, Miren [Department of Radiation Oncology, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Navarre (Spain); Martin-Algarra, Salvador [Department of Medical Oncology, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Navarre (Spain); Martinez-Monge, Rafael, E-mail: rmartinezm@unav.es [Department of Radiation Oncology, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Navarre (Spain)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled second-quantized oscillators  

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Second quantization is a powerful technique for describing quantum mechanical processes in which the number of excitations of a single particle is not conserved. A textbook example of second quantization is the presentation of the simple harmonic oscillator in terms of creation and annihilation operators which respectively represent addition or removal of quanta of energy from the oscillator. Our aim in this article is to bolster this textbook example. Accordingly we explore the physics of coupled second-quantized oscillators. These explorations are phrased as exactly solvable eigenvalue problems the mathematical structure providing a framework for the physical understanding. The examples we present can be used to enhance the discussion of second-quantized harmonic oscillators in the classroom to make a connection to the classical physics of coupled oscillators and to acquaint students with systems employed at the frontiers of contemporary physics research.

H. Shi; S. Preble

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Gear coupling effects on rotordynamics  

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Subject: WIechanical Engineering GEAR COUPLING EFFECTS ON ROTORDYNAMICS A Thesis by ROBERT WARREN CLARK, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Alan P alas o (Chairman of Committee) Make McDermott (Member) Jorgen Nikolajsen (Member) ay W... A. 'vIancuso 4 = misalignment angle AI, = transmitted torque R = pitch radius of gear mesh p = coefficient of friction A = arc of gear tooth contact W = load per tooth D?= diameter of curvature oi' tooth Gibbons Ts ? transmitted torque W...

Clark, Robert Warren

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-011088: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination CX-011088: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Power Laser Tool and System for Unique Geothermal Well Completions CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date:...

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CX-012234: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination CX-012234: Categorical Exclusion Determination Achieving Hydrogen Storage Goals through High-Strength Fiber Glass CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 07...

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Statefinder diagnostic for coupled quintessence  

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The problem of the cosmic coincidence is a longstanding puzzle. This conundrum may be solved by introducing a coupling between the two dark sectors. In this Letter, we study two cases of the coupled quintessence scenario. $(a)$ Assume that the mass of dark matter particles depends exponentially on the scalar field associated to dark energy and meanwhile the scalar field evolves in an exponential potential; $(b)$ Assume that the mass of dark matter particles depends on a power law function of the scalar field and meanwhile the scalar field evolves in a power law potential. Since the dynamics of this system is dominated by an attractor solution, the mass of dark matter particles is forced to change with time as to ensure that the ratio between the energy densities of dark matter and dark energy becomes a constant at late times, and one thus solve the cosmic coincidence problem naturally. We perform a statefinder diagnostic to both cases of this coupled quintessence scenario. It is shown that the evolving trajectory of this scenario in the $s-r$ diagram is quite different from those of other dark energy models.

Xin Zhang

2005-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

307

Coupling effects in inductive discharges with radio frequency substrate biasing  

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Low pressure inductively coupled plasmas (ICP) operated in neon at 27.12 MHz with capacitive substrate biasing (CCP) at 13.56 MHz are investigated by phase resolved optical emission spectroscopy, voltage, and current measurements. Three coupling mechanisms are found potentially limiting the separate control of ion energy and flux: (i) Sheath heating due to the substrate biasing affects the electron dynamics even at high ratios of ICP to CCP power. At fixed CCP power, (ii) the substrate sheath voltage and (iii) the amplitude as well as frequency of plasma series resonance oscillations of the RF current are affected by the ICP power.

Schulze, J.; Schuengel, E.; Czarnetzki, U.

2012-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

308

The gradient flow running coupling with twisted boundary conditions  

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We study the gradient flow for Yang-Mills theories with twisted boundary conditions. The perturbative behavior of the energy density $\\langle E(t)\\rangle$ is used to define a running coupling at a scale given by the linear size of the finite volume box. We compute the non-perturbative running of the pure gauge $SU(2)$ coupling constant and conclude that the technique is well suited for further applications due to the relatively mild cutoff effects of the step scaling function and the high numerical precision that can be achieved in lattice simulations. We also comment on the inclusion of matter fields.

A. Ramos

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

309

Design of the KOSMOS oil-coupled spectrograph camera lenses  

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We present the design details of oil-coupled lens groups used in the KOSMOS spectrograph camera. The oil-coupled groups use silicone rubber O-rings in a unique way to accurately center lens elements with high radial and axial stiffness while also allowing easy assembly. The O-rings robustly seal the oil within the lens gaps to prevent oil migration. The design of an expansion diaphragm to compensate for differential expansion due to temperature changes is described. The issues of lens assembly, lens gap shimming, oil filling and draining, bubble mitigation, material compatibility, mechanical inspection, and optical testing are discussed.

O'Brien, Thomas P; Martini, Paul; Poczulp, Gary

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Coupling of High Speed Plasma Chromatography With Gas Chromatography  

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......response time of the plasma chromatograph must therefore...acquisition rate of 50 KHz. The in- strumental...clearing time of the plasma chromatograph and to...protons or negative ions at atmospheric pressure under controlled...unknown species by their plasma chromato- graphic reactions......

Stuart P. Cram; Stephen N. Chesler

1973-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new effective Monte Carlo Midway coupling method in MCNP applied to a well logging problem  

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The background of the Midway forward–adjoint coupling method including the black absorber technique for efficient Monte Carlo determination of radiation detector responses is described. The method is implemented in the general purpose MCNP Monte Carlo code. The utilization of the method is fairly straightforward and does not require any substantial extra expertise. The method was applied to a standard neutron well logging porosity tool problem. The results exhibit reliability and high efficiency of the Midway method. For the studied problem the efficiency gain is considerably higher than for a normal forward calculation, which is already strongly optimized by weight-windows. No additional effort is required to adjust the Midway model if the position of the detector or the porosity of the formation is changed. Additionally, the Midway method can be used with other variance reduction techniques if extra gain in efficiency is desired.

I.V. Serov; T.M. John; J.E. Hoogenboom

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Graphene-coated coupling coil for AC resistance reduction  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

At least one graphene layer is formed to laterally surround a tube so that the basal plane of each graphene layer is tangential to the local surface of the tube on which the graphene layer is formed. An electrically conductive path is provided around the tube for providing high conductivity electrical path provided by the basal plane of each graphene layer. The high conductivity path can be employed for high frequency applications such as coupling coils for wireless power transmission to overcome skin depth effects and proximity effects prevalent in high frequency alternating current paths.

Miller, John M

2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the binding energies of the np Rydberg states of H{sub 2}, HD, and D{sub 2} from high-resolution spectroscopic data by multichannel quantum-defect theory  

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Multichannel quantum-defect theory (MQDT) is used to calculate the electron binding energies of np Rydberg states of H{sub 2}, HD, and D{sub 2} around n = 60 at an accuracy of better than 0.5?MHz. The theory includes the effects of rovibronic channel interactions and the hyperfine structure, and has been extended to the calculation of the asymmetric hyperfine structure of Rydberg states of a heteronuclear diatomic molecule (HD). Starting values for the eigenquantum-defect parameters of MQDT were extracted from ab initio potential-energy functions for the low-lying p Rydberg states of molecular hydrogen and subsequently refined in a global weighted fit to available experimental data on the singlet and triplet Rydberg states of H{sub 2} and D{sub 2}. The electron binding energies of high-np Rydberg states derived in this work represent important quantities for future determinations of the adiabatic ionization energies of H{sub 2}, HD, and D{sub 2} at sub-MHz accuracy.

Sprecher, Daniel; Merkt, Frédéric, E-mail: frederic.merkt@phys.chem.ethz.ch [Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie, ETH-Zürich, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland)] [Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie, ETH-Zürich, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland); Jungen, Christian [Laboratoire Aimé Cotton du CNRS, Université de Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay (France)] [Laboratoire Aimé Cotton du CNRS, Université de Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay (France)

2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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MCT: Model Coupling Toolkit | Argonne National Laboratory  

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MCT: Model Coupling Toolkit MCT: Model Coupling Toolkit MCT: Model Coupling Toolkit MCT is a set of open-source software tools for creating coupled models. MCT is fully parallel and can be used to couple message-passing parallel models to create a parallel coupled model. MCT is available as a small library and a set of Fortran90 modules. MCT provides model interoperability through a simple API. Two models that declare and use MCT datatypes can be coupled with a minimum of effort. MCT provides the following core coupling services: A component model registry Domain decomposition descriptors Communications schedulers for parallel MxN intercomponent data transfer and MxM intracomponent data redistribution A flexible and indexible (i.e., random-access) field data storage datatype A time averaging and accumulation buffer datatype

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Reactor accelerator coupling experiments: a feasability study  

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The Reactor Accelerator Coupling Experiments (RACE) are a set of neutron source driven subcritical experiments under temperature feedback conditions. These experiments will involve coupling an accelerator driven neutron source to a TRIGA reactor...

Woddi Venkat Krishna, Taraknath

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High order Semi-Lagrangian Methods for Transport Problems with...  

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hence achieving great computational efficiency. In this talk, we will introduce a family of dimensional splitting high order SL methods coupled with high order finite...

317

Vapor phase modifiers for oxidative coupling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Volatilized metal compounds retard vapor phase alkane conversion reactions in oxidative coupling processes that convert lower alkanes to higher hydrocarbons.

Warren, Barbara K. (Charleston, WV)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin-restricted Brueckner orbitals for coupled-cluster wavefunctions T. Daniel Crawford  

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Spin-restricted Brueckner orbitals for coupled-cluster wavefunctions T. Daniel Crawford Center September 1997 The theory of spin-restricted Brueckner orbitals for high-spin open-shell coupled is compared to conventional spin-unrestricted Brueckner orbitals for C~ 2 A2 NO2 and X~ 2 A2 NO3, for which

Crawford, T. Daniel

319

Coupling climate models with the Earth System Modeling Framework and the Common Component Architecture  

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Typical Earth system models involve coupled model components in high-performance computing (HPC) environments. In the last few years, several frameworks have been developed for HPC applications. Two of them are component-based frameworks: the Earth System ... Keywords: climate model, framework, model coupling

S. J. Zhou

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and verification of a coupled DSMC-NS scheme using unstructured mesh  

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An efficient and accurate parallel coupled DSMC-NS method using three-dimensional unstructured grid topology is proposed and verified for the simulation of high-speed gas flows involving continuum and rarefied regimes. A domain overlapping strategy, ... Keywords: Coupled method, Direct simulation Monte Carlo, Navier-Stokes solver, Rarefied gas flow, Supersonic flows

J. -S. Wu; Y. -Y. Lian; G. Cheng; R. P. Koomullil; K. -C. Tseng

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing inter-organizational resilience by loose coupling concept and complexity paradigm  

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framework which combines loose coupling [Weick, 1976] and organizational learning [Argyris, Schön, 1978 and organizational learning underlie the reputation of HRO, the High Reliability Organizations school [WeickEnhancing inter-organizational resilience by loose coupling concept and complexity paradigm Colin

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Limit cycle analysis of nuclear coupled density-wave oscillations  

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Recent tests at commercial boiling water reactors (BWRs) have demonstrated the existence of limit cycles for nuclear coupled density-wave oscillations (NCDWOs) at off-normal conditions. This paper presents the application of a simplified nonlinear BWR core model to determine the potential magnitude and limiting mechanisms of severe NCDWOs, and an approximate determination of the limit cycle using singular perturbation analysis. In this model, the point kinetics equation with infinite-delayed approximation and linear reactivity feedback to both fuel temperature and coolant density is used. This model correctly predicts the magnitude of the Vermont Yankee power oscillations.

Ward, M.E.; Lee, J.C.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-008993: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination "Continuous Processing of High Thermal Conductivity Polyethylene Fibers and Sheets CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 08222012 Location(s):...

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CX-010630: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-010630: Categorical Exclusion Determination Predicting Microstructure-Creep Resistance Correlation in High Temperature Alloys over Multiple Time Scales CX(s) Applied:...

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CX-010631: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-010631: Categorical Exclusion Determination Predicting Microstructure-Creep Resistance Correlation in High Temperature Alloys over Multiple Time Scales CX(s) Applied:...

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CABLE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES, INC. DETERMINATION OF THRESHOLD...  

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CABLE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES, INC. DETERMINATION OF THRESHOLD AND MAXIMUM OPERATING ELECTRIC STRESSES FOR SELECTED HIGH VOLTAGE INSULATIONS Investigation of Aged Polymeric...

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CX-010981: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination High-Throughput Study of Diffusion and Phase Transformation Kinetics of Magnesium-Based Systems... CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09132013 Location(s): Wisconsin...

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CX-004808: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination Flowsheet Evaluation for the Neutralization of High Aluminum ? Low Uranium Used Nuclear Fuel (UNF) Solution CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11292010...

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Vibration?Pseudorotation Coupling in Symmetric Triatomic Molecules  

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For each type of molecule, the vibration?rotation coupling energy and vibrational structures of wave functions were examined up to the levels of high energy, about 15?000?20?000 cm-1 above the bottom of the well. ... The dynamics of polyatomic vibrations and vibration?rotation interaction in highly excited states have been the subject of many theoretical and experimental studies for the past decade. ... 11-13 Since the angular momentum of the system can also be generated by simultaneous vibrations as well as rotation of the molecule, there exists a coupling between vibration and rotation even for the states with zero total angular momentum (J = 0) which would be nonnegligible in some highly excited vibrational levels. ...

Jae Shin Lee

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Core Coupling in Nb-99  

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to be good. NUCLEAR REACTIONS, NUCLEAR STRUCTURE '"Mop, 'He), E =40.7 Mev, measured o(8) 99Nb levels deduced S. Calculated levels, 4, n', 8 NNb, particle- core-coupling model. The proton configurations of nuclei in the Zr-Mo region have been the subject... of much experimental interest. ' ' The only information available on ~Nb, however, was obtained by measurement of y decay following 99Zr P decay, ~ and is rather lim- ited. We have studied the levels of "Nb with the Mo(d, 'He) reaction at 40.7-Me...

Bindal, P. K.; Youngblood, David H.

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Energy efficiency of information transmission by electrically coupled neurons  

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The generation of spikes by neurons is energetically a costly process. This paper studies the consumption of energy and the information entropy in the signalling activity of a model neuron both when it is supposed isolated and when it is coupled to another neuron by an electrical synapse. The neuron has been modelled by a four dimensional Hindmarsh-Rose type kinetic model for which an energy function has been deduced. For the isolated neuron values of energy consumption and information entropy at different signalling regimes have been computed. For two neurons coupled by a gap junction we have analyzed the roles of the membrane and synapse in the contribution of the energy that is required for their organized signalling. Computational results are provided for cases of identical and nonidentical neurons coupled by unidirectional and bidirectional gap junctions. One relevant result is that there are values of the coupling strength at which the organized signalling of two neurons induced by the gap junction takes place at relatively low values of energy consumption and the ratio of mutual information to energy consumption is relatively high. Therefore, communicating at these coupling values could be energetically the most efficient option.

Francisco J. Torrealdea; Cecilia Sarasola; Alicia d'Anjou; Abdelmalik Moujahid; N. Vélez de Mendizábal

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Modes with a Climate Modeling Hierarchy -- Final Report  

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The goal of the project was to determine midlatitude climate predictability associated with tropical-extratropical interactions on interannual-to-interdecadal time scales. Our strategy was to develop and test a hierarchy of climate models, bringing together large GCM-based climate models with simple fluid-dynamical coupled ocean-ice-atmosphere models, through the use of advanced probabilistic network (PN) models. PN models were used to develop a new diagnostic methodology for analyzing coupled ocean-atmosphere interactions in large climate simulations made with the NCAR Parallel Climate Model (PCM), and to make these tools user-friendly and available to other researchers. We focused on interactions between the tropics and extratropics through atmospheric teleconnections (the Hadley cell, Rossby waves and nonlinear circulation regimes) over both the North Atlantic and North Pacific, and the ocean’s thermohaline circulation (THC) in the Atlantic. We tested the hypothesis that variations in the strength of the THC alter sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic, and that the latter influence the atmosphere in high latitudes through an atmospheric teleconnection, feeding back onto the THC. The PN model framework was used to mediate between the understanding gained with simplified primitive equations models and multi-century simulations made with the PCM. The project team is interdisciplinary and built on an existing synergy between atmospheric and ocean scientists at UCLA, computer scientists at UCI, and climate researchers at the IRI.

Michael Ghil, UCLA; Andrew W. Robertson, IRI, Columbia Univ.; Sergey Kravtsov, U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Padhraic Smyth, UC Irvine

2006-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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MCT--The Model Coupling Toolkit  

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Model Coupling Toolkit Model Coupling Toolkit MCT is a set of open-source software tools for creating coupled models. MCT is fully parallel and can be used to couple message-passing parallel models to create a parallel coupled model. MCT is available as a small library and a set of Fortran90 modules. MCT provides model interoperability through a simple API. Two models that declare and use MCT datatypes can be coupled with a minimum of effort. MCT provides the following core coupling services: a component model registry domain decomposition descriptors communications schedulers for parallel MxN intercomponent data transfer and MxM intracomponent data redistribution a flexible and indexible (i.e., random-access) field data storage datatype a time averaging and accumulation buffer datatype

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High-frequency discharges III  

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We start with a comparison of advantages and disadvantages of capacitively coupled discharges, by which it becomes obvious why and how the semiconductor industry has triggered the demand for high-density plasm...

Prof.Dr. Gerhard Franz

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Maine | Department of Energy  

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Maine Maine Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Maine Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Maine. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD February 4, 2013 CX-010231: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hywind Maine CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6 Date: 02/04/2013 Location(s): Maine Offices(s): Golden Field Office January 17, 2013 CX-009915: Categorical Exclusion Determination The University of Maine's "New England Aqua Ventus I" Program CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 01/17/2013 Location(s): Maine Offices(s): Golden Field Office November 5, 2012 CX-009425: Categorical Exclusion Determination Partial Validation of Coupled Models and Optimization of Materials for Offshore Wind Structures CX(s) Applied: B3.3, B3.16, B5.18 Date: 11/05/2012 Location(s): Maine

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Texas | Department of Energy  

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Texas Texas Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Texas Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Texas. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 25, 2013 CX-010911: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hybrid Membrane-Absorption Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Process CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/25/2013 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 16, 2013 CX-010976: Categorical Exclusion Determination Thermal-Hydrological-Chemical-Mechanical (THCM) Coupled Model for Hydrate-Bearing Sediments: Data Analysis and Design of New Field Experiments CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09/16/2013 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 16, 2013 CX-010972: Categorical Exclusion Determination "Clean Start" - Development of a National Liquid Propane (Autogas)

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Georgia | Department of Energy  

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Georgia Georgia Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Georgia Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Georgia. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 9, 2014 CX-011109: Categorical Exclusion Determination Overcoming the Fundamental Bottlenecks to a New World-Record Silicon Solar Cell CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/09/2013 Location(s): Georgia Offices(s): Golden Field Office September 25, 2013 CX-010922: Categorical Exclusion Determination Borehole Tool for the Comprehensive Characterization of Hydrate-Bearing Sediments CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6, Other: Bench Scale Laboratory Research Date: 09/25/2013 Location(s): Georgia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 16, 2013 CX-010977: Categorical Exclusion Determination Thermal-Hydrological-Chemical-Mechanical (THCM) Coupled Model for

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Enhanced Electron-Phonon Coupling at Metal Surfaces  

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The Born-Oppenheimer approximation (BOA) decouples electronic from nuclear motion, providing a focal point for most quantum mechanics textbooks. However, a multitude of important chemical, physical and biological phenomena are driven by violations of this approximation. Vibronic interactions are a necessary ingredient in any process that makes or breaks a covalent bond, for example, conventional catalysis or enzymatically delivered biological reactions. Metastable phenomena associated with defects and dopants in semiconductors, oxides, and glasses entail violation of the BOA. Charge exchange in inorganic polymers, organic slats and biological systems involves charge- induced distortions of the local structure. A classic example is conventional superconductivity, which is driven by the electron-lattice interaction. High-resolution angle-resolved photoemission experiments are yielding new insight into the microscopic origin of electron-phonon coupling (EPC) in anisotropic two-dimensional systems. Our recent surface phonon measurement on the surface of a high-Tc material clearly indicates an important momentum dependent EPC in these materials. In the last few years we have shifted our research focus from solely looking at electron phonon coupling to examining the structure/functionality relationship at the surface of complex transition metal compounds. The investigation on electron phonon coupling has allowed us to move to systems where there is coupling between the lattice, the electrons and the spin.

Plummer, Ward E.

2010-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

339

Triclosan impairs excitation–contraction coupling and Ca2+ dynamics in striated muscle  

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Triclosan impairs excitation–contraction coupling...Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Triclosan (TCS), a high-production-volume chemical...especially in susceptible populations. Triclosan [5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy...

Gennady Cherednichenko; Rui Zhang; Roger A. Bannister; Valeriy Timofeyev; Ning Li; Erika B. Fritsch; Wei Feng; Genaro C. Barrientos; Nils H. Schebb; Bruce D. Hammock; Kurt G. Beam; Nipavan Chiamvimonvat; Isaac N. Pessah

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

An improved measurement of electroweak couplings frome + e ??e + e ? ande + e ??? + ? ?  

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We present an analysis of electroweak leptonic couplings from high statistics experiments on Bhabha scattering and ? pair production at an energy of 34.5 GeV. The forward-backward charge asymmetry of the ? pai...

M. Althoff; W. Braunschweig…

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An unusual isotope effect in a high-transition-temperature superconductor  

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coupling in high-temperature superconductors. Nature 412,Properties of High Temperature Superconductors IV (ed.in a high-transition-temperature superconductor G. -H. Gweon

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy on Electronic Structure and Electron-Phonon Coupling in Cuprate Superconductors  

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In addition to the record high superconducting transition temperature (T{sub c}), high temperature cuprate superconductors are characterized by their unusual superconducting properties below T{sub c}, and anomalous normal state properties above T{sub c}. In the superconducting state, although it has long been realized that superconductivity still involves Cooper pairs, as in the traditional BCS theory, the experimentally determined d-wave pairing is different from the usual s-wave pairing found in conventional superconductors. The identification of the pairing mechanism in cuprate superconductors remains an outstanding issue. The normal state properties, particularly in the underdoped region, have been found to be at odd with conventional metals which is usually described by Fermi liquid theory; instead, the normal state at optimal doping fits better with the marginal Fermi liquid phenomenology. Most notable is the observation of the pseudogap state in the underdoped region above T{sub c}. As in other strongly correlated electrons systems, these unusual properties stem from the interplay between electronic, magnetic, lattice and orbital degrees of freedom. Understanding the microscopic process involved in these materials and the interaction of electrons with other entities is essential to understand the mechanism of high temperature superconductivity. Since the discovery of high-T{sub c} superconductivity in cuprates, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) has provided key experimental insights in revealing the electronic structure of high temperature superconductors. These include, among others, the earliest identification of dispersion and a large Fermi surface, an anisotropic superconducting gap suggestive of a d-wave order parameter, and an observation of the pseudogap in underdoped samples. In the mean time, this technique itself has experienced a dramatic improvement in its energy and momentum resolutions, leading to a series of new discoveries not thought possible only a decade ago. This revolution of the ARPES technique and its scientific impact result from dramatic advances in four essential components: instrumental resolution and efficiency, sample manipulation, high quality samples and well-matched scientific issues. The purpose of this treatise is to go through the prominent results obtained from ARPES on cuprate superconductors. Because there have been a number of recent reviews on the electronic structures of high-T{sub c} materials, we will mainly present the latest results not covered previously, with a special attention given on the electron-phonon interaction in cuprate superconductors. What has emerged is rich information about the anomalous electron-phonon interaction well beyond the traditional views of the subject. It exhibits strong doping, momentum and phonon symmetry dependence, and shows complex interplay with the strong electron-electron interaction in these materials. ARPES experiments have been instrumental in identifying the electronic structure, observing and detailing the electron-phonon mode coupling behavior, and mapping the doping evolution of the high-T{sub c} cuprates. The spectra evolve from the strongly coupled, polaronic spectra seen in underdoped cuprates to the Migdal-Eliashberg like spectra seen in the optimally and overdoped cuprates. In addition to the marked doping dependence, the cuprates exhibit pronounced anisotropy with direction in the Brillouin zone: sharp quasiparticles along the nodal direction that broaden significantly in the anti-nodal region of the underdoped cuprates, an anisotropic electron-phonon coupling vertex for particular modes identified in the optimal and overdoped compounds, and preferential scattering across the two parallel pieces of Fermi surface in the antinodal region for all doping levels. This also contributes to the pseudogap effect. To the extent that the Migdal-Eliashberg picture applies, the spectra of the cuprates bear resemblance to that seen in established strongly coupled electron-phonon superconductors such as Pb. On the other

Zhou, X.J.

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

343

Portable high precision pressure transducer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high precision pressure transducer system is described for checking the reliability of a second pressure transducer system used to monitor the level of a fluid confined in a holding tank. Since the response of the pressure transducer is temperature sensitive, it is continually housed in an battery powered oven which is configured to provide a temperature stable environment at specified temperature for an extended period of time. Further, a high precision temperature stabilized oscillator and counter are coupled to a single board computer to accurately determine the pressure transducer oscillation frequency and convert it to an applied pressure. All of the components are powered by the batteries which during periods of availability of line power are charged by an on board battery charger. The pressure readings outputs are transmitted to a line printer and a vacuum fluorescent display. 2 figures.

Piper, T.C.; Morgan, J.P.; Marchant, N.J.; Bolton, S.M.

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Welding shield for coupling heaters  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Systems for coupling end portions of two elongated heater portions and methods of using such systems to treat a subsurface formation are described herein. A system may include a holding system configured to hold end portions of the two elongated heater portions so that the end portions are abutted together or located near each other; a shield for enclosing the end portions, and one or more inert gas inlets configured to provide at least one inert gas to flush the system with inert gas during welding of the end portions. The shield may be configured to inhibit oxidation during welding that joins the end portions together. The shield may include a hinged door that, when closed, is configured to at least partially isolate the interior of the shield from the atmosphere. The hinged door, when open, is configured to allow access to the interior of the shield.

Menotti, James Louis (Dickinson, TX)

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct analysis of samples by mass spectrometry: From elements to bio-molecules using laser ablation inductively couple plasma mass spectrometry and laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry  

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Mass spectrometric methods that are able to analyze solid samples or biological materials with little or no sample preparation are invaluable to science as well as society. Fundamental research that has discovered experimental and instrumental parameters that inhibit fractionation effects that occur during the quantification of elemental species in solid samples by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry is described. Research that determines the effectiveness of novel laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometric methods for the molecular analysis of biological tissues at atmospheric pressure and at high spatial resolution is also described. A spatial resolution is achieved that is able to analyze samples at the single cell level.

Perdian, David C.

2009-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Technique Development to Support Clean-up and/or Disposal of Actinide Contaminated Soils and Sediments: Coupling Fission Tract Analysis with Synchroton X-ray Microprobe Analysis  

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The overall goal of this project was to develop quantitative FTA to provide images of the microscale spatial distributions of high fissile actinides sorbed to environmental particles such as sediments and colloids. We developed methods to provide absolute actinide surface concentrations on the particles, regardless of particle size. We are also working to provide particle size information by our approach. We also coupled our newly devised FTA methods with the quantitative determination of stable element distributions in the same particles using synchrotron x-ray microprobe analysis.

Sue Clark

2003-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

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t t Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Proposed Action Title: (0471-1563) University of South Florida - Development of a Low Cost Thermal Energy Storage System Using Phase Change Materials with Enhanced Radiation Heat Transfer Program or Field Office: Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy Location(s) (City/County/State): Tampa, FL Proposed Action Description: Funding will support development of low cost, industrially scalable capsules containing high-temperature phase change materials (PCMs) for use in thermal energy storage (TES) systems to enable continuous power supply from concentrated solar thermal and nuclear power plants. No nuclear research and development activities will take place under this project. ARPA-E has undertaken a review of the work to be performed

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

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n rgy n rgy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Proposed Action Title: (0474-1555) University of Colorado - Boulder - Wafer-Level Sub-Module Integrated DCfDC Converter Program or Field Office: Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy LocationCs) CCity/County/State): Colorado, Maine, Virginia Proposed Action Description: Funding will support development of a planar, wafer-level sub-module integrated converter (SubMIC) device that can be integrated into various types of photovoltaic (PV) modules to enable low-cost maximum power point tracking at high power processing efficiencies. Proposed work consists of indoor laboratory-based research and development (R&D), microfabrication activities, and analytical research, including: (1) simulated modeling and design of SubMIC components and integrated units, (2) development, fabrication, testing, and optimization

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Ultratrace determination of curium  

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Development of a method for detection of curium at near single atom levels is being undertaken as a part of the Advanced Concepts Project at Argonne National Laboratory with funding from the US Department of Energy, Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation. Ultratrace determination of curium, with the ability to quantify the fraction that is curium-242, provides a signature method of detecting clandestine reprocessing of recently irradiated uranium targets. Curium initially present in any of a variety of materials such as air filters, solid or liquid process waste, soil, flora, or fauna can be recovered via current chemical separations processing techniques. Using the ultratrace method being developed, such recovered curium will be quantified with thousand-fold higher sensitivity than the best currently available method which is alpha counting. This high sensitivity arises because, on average, a given trivalent curium (Cm{sup 3+}) ion can emit a very large number of fluorescence photons before alpha decay occurs.

Beitz, J.V.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

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y y Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Proposed Action Title: (0471-1595) Regents of the University of Minnesota - Thermal Fuel: Solar Fuels via Partial Redox Cycles with Heat Recovery Program or Field Office: Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy LocationCs) CCity/County/State): Minnesota, California, and Colorado. Proposed Action Description: Funding will support development of a dual zone solar thermochemical reactor to produce fuel using ceria-based reactive materials in partial redox cycles and high heat recovery levels through counter-circulation of solid state components. Proposed work consists of indoor laboratory-based research and development, including: (1) designing, fabricating, and characterizing an optimized ceria-based reactive element for use in the reactor to enable maximum fuel productivity and durability; (2) designing and fabricating a

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

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of n y of n y Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Proposed Action Title: (0471-1607) University of Florida - Solar Thermochemical Fuel Production via a Novel Low Pressure, Magnetically Stabilized, Non-Volatile Iron Oxide Looping Process Program or Field Office: Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy LocationCs) CCity/County/State): Gainesville, FL Proposed Action Description: University of Florida proposes to develop a novel solar thermochemical reactor with inputs of water, recycled carbon dioxide (C02), and concentrated solar energy to cost-effectively produce Syngas, a renewable, carbon-neutral fuel. Project activities will include: (1) modeling, design, and fabrication of a high efficiency 1 OkW reactor prototype; (2) test analysis of bench-scale

352

What determines cell size?  

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as: Marshall WF, et al. : What determines cell size? BMC7007/10/101 FORUM Open Access What determines cell size?biologists have been wondering what determines the size of

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Coupled quintessence and curvature-assisted acceleration  

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Spatially homogeneous models with a scalar field non-minimally coupled to the space-time curvature or to the ordinary matter content are analysed with respect to late-time asymptotic behaviour, in particular to accelerated expansion and isotropization. It is found that a direct coupling to the curvature leads to asymptotic de Sitter expansion in arbitrary exponential potentials, thus yielding a positive cosmological constant although none is apparent in the potential. This holds true regardless of the steepness of the potential or the smallness of the coupling constant. For matter-coupled scalar fields, the asymptotics are obtained for a large class of positive potentials, generalizing the well-known cosmic no-hair theorems for minimal coupling. In this case it is observed that the direct coupling to matter does not impact the late-time dynamics essentially.

Bieli, R

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Renewal Approach to the Analysis of the Asynchronous State for Coupled Noisy Oscillators  

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We develop a framework in which the activity of nonlinear pulse-coupled oscillators is posed within the renewal theory. In this approach, the evolution of inter-event density allows for a self-consistent calculation that determines the asynchronous state and its stability. This framework, can readily be extended to the analysis of systems with more state variables. To exhibit this, we study a nonlinear pulse-coupled system, where couplings are dynamic and activity dependent. We investigate stability of this system and we show it undergoes a super-critical Hopf bifurcation to collective synchronization.

Farkhooi, Farzad

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Quantifying exchange coupling in f-ion pairs using the diamagnetic substitution method  

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One of the challenges in the chemistry of actinide and lanthanide (f-ion) is quantifying exchange coupling between f-ions. While qualitative information about exchange coupling may be readily obtained using the diamagnetic substitution approach, obtaining quantitative information is much more difficult. This article describes how exchange coupling may be quantified using the susceptibility of a magnetically isolated analog, as in the diamagnetic substitution approach, along with the anisotropy of the ground state as determined by EPR spectroscopy. Several examples are used to illustrate and test this approach.

Lukens, Wayne W.; Walter, Marc D.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Energy localization in two chaotically coupled systems  

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We set up and analyze a random matrix model to study energy localization and its time behavior in two chaotically coupled systems. This investigation is prompted by a recent experimental and theoretical study of Weaver and Lobkis on coupled elastomechanical systems. Our random matrix model properly describes the main features of the findings by Weaver and Lobkis. Due to its general character, our model is also applicable to similar systems in other areas of physics -- for example, to chaotically coupled quantum dots.

Johan Gronqvist; Thomas Guhr

2005-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

357

Predicting Couple Therapy Dropouts in Veteran Administration Medical Centers  

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Administration (VA) hospital encounter unique challenges that differ from patients in other settings. One unique challenge faced by service members and veterans is the impact of deployment, which may contribute to the high prevalence of physical and mental... PREDICTING COUPLE THERAPY DROPOUTS IN VETERAN ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTERS A Dissertation by ANNIE CHU-CHING HSUEH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Hsueh, Annie

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

358

Coupling Renewable Energy Supply with Deferrable Demand  

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1.2 Limitations to Large-Scale Renewable EnergyImpacts of Renewable Energy Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.3 Coupling Renewable Energy with Deferrable

Papavasiliou, Anthony

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Vapor phase modifiers for oxidative coupling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Volatilized metal compounds are described which are capable of retarding vapor phase alkane conversion reactions in oxidative coupling processes that convert lower alkanes to higher hydrocarbons.

Warren, B.K.

1991-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

360

Double perovskite catalysts for oxidative coupling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Alkali metal doped double perovskites containing manganese and at least one of cobalt, iron and nickel are useful in the oxidative coupling of alkane to higher hydrocarbons.

Campbell, K.D.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid extragradient proximal algorithm coupled with parametric ...  

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In this paper we study the hybrid extragradient method coupled with approximation and penalty schemes for minimization problems. Under certain hypotheses ...

362

Motivation and Alliance| Implications for Couple Therapy.  

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?? Factors that affect alliance and outcome in couple therapy are crucial to the therapeutic process, yet currently research on this is scarce. The current… (more)

Lassiter, Candace S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Magnetosheath conditions and magnetopause structure for high magnetic shear  

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The supersonic solar wind - Earth's magnetosphere coupling plays the main role in the solar wind energy, momentum and mass input into the magnetosphere. A new dynamic model of the magnetic field in the coupled solar wind — magnetosphere system taking into account bow shock formation is considered. The solution for plasma flow and magnetic field upstream and downstream the bow shock was obtained in kinematic approximation. The magnetic field near the magnetopause was compared with those obtained in terms of subsonic solar wind - magnetosphere interaction. For typical magnetosheath conditions, the former is about twice the latter. The magnetic field near the magnetopause is formed due to mutual diffusion of the magnetospheric and interplanetary magnetic fields. The proposed model allows to determine reconnection efficiency by IMF and solar wind parameters: velocity, density, conductivity. The calculated magnetic field in the magnetosheath is compared with those measured by AMPTEARM satellite for high magnetopause magnetic shear.

V.V. Kalegaev

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment  

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9, 2010 9, 2010 CX-003770: Categorical Exclusion Determination Maine-County-York CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 09/09/2010 Location(s): York County, Maine Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy September 9, 2010 CX-003765: Categorical Exclusion Determination Idaho-Tribe-Nez Perce Tribe CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 09/09/2010 Location(s): Idaho Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy September 9, 2010 CX-003713: Categorical Exclusion Determination Validation of Coupled Models and Optimization of Materials for Offshore Wind Structures CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.3, B3.6 Date: 09/09/2010 Location(s): Maine Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office September 9, 2010 CX-003694: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Savannah River Operations Office |  

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9, 2012 9, 2012 CX-008639: Categorical Exclusion Determination Establish Laydown Yard East of 281-3F CX(s) Applied: B1.15 Date: 05/29/2012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office May 29, 2012 CX-008638: Categorical Exclusion Determination Excavate to Repair Underground Domestic Water Leak between Tanks 5 and 7 CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 05/29/2012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office May 29, 2012 CX-008637: Categorical Exclusion Determination Operation and Maintenance of Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Method in 773, B142 CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/29/2012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office May 29, 2012 CX-008636: Categorical Exclusion Determination Analysis of Organic Species by Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas

366

Microwave coupling of frequency-locked Josephson junction arrays  

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A high temperature superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} array of five Josephson junctions designed with additional coupling lines has been developed to demonstrate the effects of frequency locking and impedance matching for applications such as oscillators, mixers, and detectors. The Josephson self-radiation power was directly detected by a superheterodyne receiver, and Shapiro steps were also measured. The Josephson self-radiation properties reveal good quality of phase locking and microwave coupling with external circuits. The maximum self-radiation power of our array is about 50 pW which is several ten times higher than that of a single Josephson junction, and its peak point exactly satisfies the Josephson current-voltage relation. The Shapiro-step measurements show that the behavior of current-voltage curve depends on the effective inductance of coupling lines which affects the total impedance of Josephson junction array and microwave coupling. The Josephson oscillation frequency was obtained up to about 880 GHz which is 73{percent} of the maximum available frequency calculated from the characteristic voltage of the Josephson junctions. Experimental results show that this type of Josephson junction array can improve the Josephson self-radiation power and increase the maximum detectable frequency. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Song, I.; Eom, Y.; Park, G. [Department of Physics, Sogang University, Seoul 100-611 (Korea)] [Department of Physics, Sogang University, Seoul 100-611 (Korea); Lee, E.; Park, S. [Electronic Materials Laboratory, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Suwon (Korea)] [Electronic Materials Laboratory, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Suwon (Korea)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Potential Precision on Higgs Couplings and Total Width at the ILC  

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We outline a systematic approach to the determination of the Standard Model-like Higgs boson total width and measurable coupling parameters in a model-independent manner at the International Linear Collider (ILC) and illustrate the complementarity for operating the ILC at $250$ GeV near the $Zh$ threshold and at $500$ GeV and $1$ TeV utilizing the $WW, ZZ$ fusion processes. We perform detailed simulations for an important contributing channel to the coupling determination and for invisible decays. Without model assumptions, and combining the information for the coupling ratios from the LHC, the total width can be determined to an accuracy of about $6%$, and the couplings for the observable channels can be measured to the $(3-5)%$ level at 250 GeV, reaching $(1-3)%$ level including the 500 GeV results, with further improvements possible with a $1$ TeV run. The best precision for the branching fraction measurement of the Higgs to invisible modes can be reached at $0.5-0.7%$ around the $Zh$ threshold. Further studies from $ZZ$ fusion at higher energies may provide significant improvement for the measurements. With modest theory assumptions, the width and coupling determinations can be further improved to the percent or sub-percent level.

Tao Han; Zhen Liu; Josh Sayre

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

368

CX-000181: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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1: Categorical Exclusion Determination 1: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-000181: Categorical Exclusion Determination Florida County Escambia CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 11/11/2009 Location(s): Escambia County, Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for: MC Blanchard Judicial Center and Old Courthouse Block Office Complex Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (EEIP), Road Prison Geothermal Earth Coupled Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Upgrade, Landfill Gas Extraction and Control System Modernization & Expansion. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-000181.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-000180: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001843: Categorical Exclusion Determination

369

High efficiency incandescent lighting  

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Incandescent lighting structure. The structure includes a thermal emitter that can, but does not have to, include a first photonic crystal on its surface to tailor thermal emission coupled to, in a high-view-factor geometry, a second photonic filter selected to reflect infrared radiation back to the emitter while passing visible light. This structure is highly efficient as compared to standard incandescent light bulbs.

Bermel, Peter; Ilic, Ognjen; Chan, Walker R.; Musabeyoglu, Ahmet; Cukierman, Aviv Ruben; Harradon, Michael Robert; Celanovic, Ivan; Soljacic, Marin

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

370

Reactive-coupling-induced normal mode splittings in microdisk resonators coupled to waveguides  

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We study the optomechanical design introduced by M. Li et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 223901 (2009)], which is very effective for investigation of the effects of reactive coupling. We show the normal mode splitting that is due solely to reactive coupling rather than due to dispersive coupling. We suggest feeding the waveguide with a pump field along with a probe field and scanning the output probe for evidence of reactive-coupling-induced normal mode splitting.

Huang Sumei; Agarwal, G. S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

371

2D-1D Coupling in Cleaved Edge Overgrowth  

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We study the scattering properties of an interface between a one-dimensional (1D) wire and a two-dimensional (2D) electron gas. Experiments were conducted in the highly controlled geometry provided by molecular bean epitaxy overgrowth onto the cleaved edge of a high quality GaAs /AlGaAs quantum well. Such structures allow for the creation of variable length 1D-2D coupling sections. We find ballistic 1D electron transport through these interaction regions with a mean free path as long as 6 ?m. Our results explain the origin of the puzzling nonuniversal conductance quantization observed previously in such 1D wires.

R. de Picciotto; H. L. Stormer; A. Yacoby; L. N. Pfeiffer; K. W. Baldwin; K. W. West

2000-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

372

Cosmology with Coupled Gravity and Dark Energy  

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Dark energy is a fundamental constituent of our universe, its status in the cosmological field equation should be equivalent to that of gravity. Here we construct a dark energy and matter gravity coupling (DEMC) model of cosmology in a way that dark energy and gravity are introduced into the cosmological field equation in parallel with each other from the beginning. The DEMC universe possesses a composite symmetry from global Galileo invariance and local Lorentz invariance. The observed evolution of the universe expansion rate at redshift z>1 is in tension with the standard LCDM model, but can be well predicted by the DEMC model from measurements of only nearby epochs. The so far most precise measured expansion rate at high z is quite a bit slower than the expectations from LCDM, but remarkably consistent with that from DEMC. It is hoped that the DEMC scenario can also help to solve other existing challenges to cosmology: large scale anomalies in CMB maps and large structures up to about 10^3 Mpc of a quasar group. The DEMC universe is a well defined mechanical system. From measurements we can quantitatively evaluate its total rest energy, present absolute radius and expanding speed.

Ti-Pei Li

2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

373

Cosmology with Coupled Gravity and Dark Energy  

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Dark energy is a fundamental constituent of our universe, its status in the cosmological field equation should be equivalent to that of gravity. Here we construct a dark energy and matter gravity coupling (DEMC) model of cosmology in a way that dark energy and gravity are introduced into the cosmological field equation in parallel with each other from the beginning. The DEMC universe possesses a composite symmetry from global Galileo invariance and local Lorentz invariance. The observed evolution of the universe expansion rate at redshift z>1 is in tension with the standard LCDM model, but can be well predicted by the DEMC model from measurements of only nearby epochs. The so far most precise measured expansion rate at high z is quite a bit slower than the expectations from LCDM, but remarkably consistent with that from DEMC. It is hoped that the DEMC scenario can also help to solve other existing challenges to cosmology: large scale anomalies in CMB maps and large structures up to about 10^3 Mpc of a quasar group. The DEMC universe is a well defined mechanical system. From measurements we can quantitatively evaluate its total rest energy, present absolute radius and expanding speed.

Ti-Pei Li

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Report on Modeling Coupled Processes in the Near Field of a Clay Repository  

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on Modeling Coupled Processes in the Near Field of a Clay on Modeling Coupled Processes in the Near Field of a Clay Repository Report on Modeling Coupled Processes in the Near Field of a Clay Repository Clay/shale has been considered as potential host rock for geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste throughout the world. Coupled thermal, hydrological, mechanical, and chemical (THMC) processes have a significant impact on the long-term safety of a clay repository. This report documents results from three R&D activities: (1) implementation and validation of constitutive relationships, (2) development of a discrete fracture network (DFN) model for investigating coupled processes in the excavation damaged zone, and (3) development of a THM model for the Full-Scale Emplacement Experiment tests at Mont Terri, Switzerland, for the

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Results of U-xMo (x=7, 10, 12 wt.%) Alloy versus Al-6061 Cladding Diffusion Couple Experiments Performed at 500, 550 and 600 Degrees C  

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The Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) program has been developing low enrichment fuel systems encased in Al 6061 for use in research and test reactors. U–Mo alloys in contact with Al and Al alloys can undergo diffusional interactions that can result in the development of interdiffusion zones with complex fine-grained microstructures composed of multiple phases. A monolithic fuel currently being developed by the RERTR program has local regions where the U–Mo fuel plate is in contact with the Al 6061 cladding and, as a result, the program finds information about interdiffusion zone development at high temperatures of interest. In this study, the microstructural development of diffusion couples consisting of U-7wt.%Mo, U-10wt.%Mo, and U-12wt.%Mo vs. Al 6061 (or 6061 aluminum) cladding, annealed at 500, 550, 600 degrees C for 1, 5, 20, 24, or 132 hours, was analyzed by backscatter electron microscopy and x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy on a scanning electron microscope. Concentration profiles were determined by standardized wavelength dispersive spectroscopy and standardless x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy. The results of this work shows that the presence of surface layers at the U–Mo/Al 6061 interface can dramatically impact the overall interdiffusion behavior in terms of rate of interaction and uniformity of the developed interdiffusion zones. It further reveals that relatively uniform interaction layers with higher Si concentrations can develop in U–Mo/Al 6061 couples annealed at shorter times and that longer times at temperature result in the development of more non-uniform interaction layers with more areas that are enriched in Al. At longer annealing times and relatively high temperatures, U–Mo/Al 6061 couples can exhibit more interaction compared to U–Mo/pure Al couples. The minor alloying constituents in Al 6061 cladding can result in the development of many complex phases in the interaction layer of U–Mo/Al–6061 cladding couples, and some phases in the interdiffusion zones of U–Mo/Al–6061 cladding couples are likely similar to those observed for U–Mo/pure Al couples.

Emmanuel Perez; Dennis D. Keiser, Jr.; Yongho Sohn

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Bifurcations of mutually coupled equations in random graphs  

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We study the behavior of solutions of mutually coupled equations in heterogeneous random graphs. Heterogeneity means that some equations receive many inputs whereas most of the equations are given only with a few connections. Starting from a situation where the isolated equations are unstable, we prove that a heterogeneous interaction structure leads to the appearance of stable subspaces of solutions. Moreover, we show that, for certain classes of heterogeneous networks, increasing the strength of interaction leads to a cascade of bifurcations in which the dimension of the stable subspace of solutions increases. We explicitly determine the bifurcation scenario in terms of the graph structure.

Eduardo Garibaldi; Tiago Pereira

2014-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

377

Force characterization of flexible couplings for rotordynamic simulation  

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partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by: Al Palazzo o (Chair of Committee) h a reza Langari (Member) Jean-Louis Briaud (Member) John Weese (Head of Department) May 2002... that provided the data used herein. I would also like to extend thanks to Kop-Flex and Rexnord for the donation of couplings. Murali Chinta deserves recognition for writing the FORTRAN FEM model that, with modification, was used to determine damping...

George, Gerald Geoffrey

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

378

A unified operator splitting approach for multi-scale fluid-particle coupling in the lattice Boltzmann method  

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A unified framework to derive discrete time-marching schemes for coupling of immersed solid and elastic objects to the lattice Boltzmann method is presented. Based on operator splitting for the discrete Boltzmann equation, second-order time-accurate schemes for the immersed boundary method, viscous force coupling and external boundary force are derived. Furthermore, a modified formulation of the external boundary force is introduced that leads to a more accurate no-slip boundary condition. The derivation also reveals that the coupling methods can be cast into a unified form, and that the immersed boundary method can be interpreted as the limit of force coupling for vanishing particle mass. In practice, the ratio between fluid and particle mass determines the strength of the force transfer in the coupling. The integration schemes formally improve the accuracy of first-order algorithms that are commonly employed when coupling immersed objects to a lattice Boltzmann fluid. It is anticipated that they will also l...

Schiller, Ulf D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A licensing plan for coupling a nuclear energy source to a chemical process plant : SASOL Secunda as a case study / Randall Ruben Lavelot.  

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??The purpose of the research study was to identify the implications of the licensing processrelated costs for coupling high temperature reactor(s) (HTR) to the SASOL… (more)

Lavelot, Randall Ruben

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision coupling system modelling based on rough set and support vector machine  

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This paper presents the results of a research into the use of rough set (RS) for the precision coupling system modelling based on support vector machine (SVM). Because of the impact of multiple geometric parameters, there are more input variables in the precision coupling system modelling process. The high-dimensional data poses an interesting challenge to machine learning, as the presence of large numbers of redundant or highly correlated variables can seriously degrade modelling accuracy. In this study, a modelling method was developed based on rough set and support vector machine for precision coupling system. We used RS as the pre-processor for precision coupling system modelling, so as to realise dimension reduction of the high-dimensional data and improve the predictive performance of machine learning method, and then SVM was used for precision coupling system modelling. Experiments were carried out on a typical precision coupling, hydraulic valve. The results show that the use of RS method can improve the performance of machine learning in the modelling of high-dimensional data.

Jian-wei Ma; Fu-ji Wang; Zhen-yuan Jia; Wei Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hybrid Strong/Weak Coupling Approach to Jet Quenching  

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We propose and explore a new hybrid approach to jet quenching in a strongly coupled medium. The basis of this phenomenological approach is to treat physics processes at different energy scales differently. The high-$Q^2$ processes associated with the QCD evolution of the jet from production as a single hard parton through its fragmentation, up to but not including hadronization, are treated perturbatively. The interactions between the partons in the shower and the deconfined matter within which they find themselves lead to energy loss. The momentum scales associated with the medium (of the order of the temperature) and with typical interactions between partons in the shower and the medium are sufficiently soft that strongly coupled physics plays an important role in energy loss. We model these interactions using qualitative insights from holographic calculations of the energy loss of energetic light quarks and gluons in a strongly coupled plasma, obtained via gauge/gravity duality. We embed this hybrid model into a hydrodynamic description of the spacetime evolution of the hot QCD matter produced in heavy ion collisions and confront its predictions with jet data from the LHC. The holographic expression for the energy loss of a light quark or gluon that we incorporate in our hybrid model is parametrized by a stopping distance. We find very good agreement with all the data as long as we choose a stopping distance that is comparable to but somewhat longer than that in ${\\cal N}=4$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. For comparison, we also construct alternative models in which energy loss occurs as it would if the plasma were weakly coupled. We close with suggestions of observables that could provide more incisive evidence for, or against, the importance of strongly coupled physics in jet quenching.

Jorge Casalderrey-Solana; Doga Can Gulhan; José Guilherme Milhano; Daniel Pablos; Krishna Rajagopal

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

382

Methods and apparatus for vertical coupling from dielectric waveguides  

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A frequency-chirped nano-antenna provides efficient sub-wavelength vertical emission from a dielectric waveguide. In one example, this nano-antenna includes a set of plasmonic dipoles on the opposite side of a SiYV.sub.4 waveguide from a ground plane. The resulting structure, which is less than half a wavelength long, emits a broadband beam (e.g., >300 nm) that can be coupled into an optical fiber. In some embodiments, a diffractive optical element with unevenly shaped regions of high- and low-index dielectric material collimates the broadband beam for higher coupling efficiency. In some cases, a negative lens element between the nano-antenna and the diffractive optical element accelerates the emitted beam's divergence (and improves coupling efficiency), allowing for more compact packaging. Like the diffractive optical element, the negative lens element includes unevenly shaped regions of high- and low-index dielectric material that can be designed to compensate for aberrations in the beam emitted by the nano-antenna.

Yaacobi, Ami; Cordova, Brad Gilbert

2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

383

Single Cell Analysis Using Microfluidics Coupled to Ultrasensitive Mass Spectrometry  

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Cell Analysis Using Microfluidics Coupled to Ultrasensitive Mass Cell Analysis Using Microfluidics Coupled to Ultrasensitive Mass Spectrometry PI Ryan Kelly, EMSL Co-investigators Xuefei Sun, FCSD, Bryan Linggi, EMSL, Keqi Tang, FCSD Proteomics and metabolomics measurements in their present form require large populations of cells and thus average over and obscure important heterogeneity that is present even in clonal populations cultivated under highly controlled conditions. For "real world" samples, this means that important but rare events go undetected, and the effects of stochastic expression and the microenvironment are blurred. The objective of this proposal is to combine microfluidic sample preparation and separations with the ultrasensitive mass spectrometry (MS) capability located in the EMSL to extend proteomic and

384

Generalized Darboux transformation and localized waves in coupled Hirota equations  

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In this paper, we construct a generalized Darboux transformation to the coupled Hirota equations with high-order nonlinear effects like the third dispersion, self-steepening and inelastic Raman scattering terms. As application, an Nth-order localized wave solution on the plane backgrounds with the same spectral parameter is derived through the direct iterative rule. In particular, some semi-rational, multi-parametric localized wave solutions are obtained: (1) Vector generalization of the first- and the second-order rogue wave solution; (2) Interactional solutions between a dark-bright soliton and a rogue wave, two dark-bright solitons and a second-order rogue wave; (3) Interactional solutions between a breather and a rogue wave, two breathers and a second-order rogue wave. The results further reveal the striking dynamic structures of localized waves in complex coupled systems.

Xin Wang; Yuqi Li; Yong Chen

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

385

Towards a Fine-Resolution Global Coupled Climate System for Prediction on Decadal/Centennial Scales  

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The over-arching goal of this project was to contribute to the realization of a fully coupled fine resolution Earth System Model simulation in which a weather-scale atmosphere is coupled to an ocean in which mesoscale eddies are largely resolved. Both a prototype fine-resolution fully coupled ESM simulation and a first-ever multi-decadal forced fine-resolution global coupled ocean/ice simulation were configured, tested, run, and analyzed as part of this grant. Science questions focused on the gains from the use of high horizontal resolution, particularly in the ocean and sea-ice, with respect to climatically important processes. Both these fine resolution coupled ocean/sea ice and fully-coupled simulations and precedent stand-alone eddy-resolving ocean and eddy-permitting coupled ocean/ice simulations were used to explore the high resolution regime. Overall, these studies showed that the presence of mesoscale eddies significantly impacted mixing processes and the global meridional overturning circulation in the ocean simulations. Fourteen refereed publications and a Ph.D. dissertation resulted from this grant.

McClean, Julie L. [Scripps Institution of Oceanography] [Scripps Institution of Oceanography

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

386

Fast Electrical Control of a Quantum Dot Strongly Coupled to a Nano-resonator  

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The resonance frequency of an InAs quantum dot strongly coupled to a GaAs photonic crystal cavity was electrically controlled via quantum confined Stark effect. Stark shifts up to 0.3meV were achieved using a lateral Schottky electrode that created a local depletion region at the location of the quantum dot. We report switching of a probe laser coherently coupled to the cavity up to speeds as high as 150MHz, limited by the RC constant of the transmission line. The coupling rate and the magnitude of the Stark shift with electric field were investigated while coherently probing the system.

Andrei Faraon; Arka Majumdar; Hyochul Kim; Pierre Petroff; Jelena Vuckovic

2009-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

387

Far off-resonant coupling between photonic crystal microcavity and single quantum dot with resonant excitation  

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In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate that with sub-nanowatt coherent s-shell excitation of a single InAs quantum dot, off-resonant coupling of 4.1?nm is possible between L3 photonic crystal microcavity and the quantum dot at 50?K. This resonant excitation reduces strongly the effect of surrounding charges to quantum dot, multiexciton complexes and pure dephasing. It seems that this far off-resonant coupling is the result of increased number of acoustical phonons due to high operating temperature of 50?K. The 4.1?nm detuning is the largest amount for this kind of coupling.

Banihashemi, Mehdi; Ahmadi, Vahid, E-mail: v-ahmadi@modares.ac.ir [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, P.O. Box 14115-194 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, P.O. Box 14115-194 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nakamura, Tatsuya; Kojima, Takanori; Kojima, Kazunobu; Noda, Susumu [Department of Electronic Science and Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan)] [Department of Electronic Science and Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Mechanism for Inhibition of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 2 by a Selective RNA Aptamer  

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Cardiovascular homeostasis is maintained in part by the rapid desensitization of activated heptahelical receptors that have been phosphorylated by G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2). However, during chronic heart failure GRK2 is upregulated and believed to contribute to disease progression. We have determined crystallographic structures of GRK2 bound to an RNA aptamer that potently and selectively inhibits kinase activity. Key to the mechanism of inhibition is the positioning of an adenine nucleotide into the ATP-binding pocket and interactions with the basic {alpha}F-{alpha}G loop region of the GRK2 kinase domain. Constraints imposed on the RNA by the terminal stem of the aptamer also play a role. These results highlight how a high-affinity aptamer can be used to selectively trap a novel conformational state of a protein kinase.

Tesmer, Valerie M.; Lennarz, Sabine; Mayer, Günter; Tesmer, John J.G. (Bonn); (Michigan)

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

389

Determination of tetrahydrothiophene formation as a probe of in vitro busulfan metabolism by human glutathione S-transferase A1-1: use of a highly sensitive gas chromatographic–mass spectrometric method  

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A method for the sensitive determination of tetrahydrothiophene (THT) in cytosolic incubation mixtures was developed. Busulfan conjugation with glutathione was predominantly catalysed by glutathione S-transferase A1-1 (GST A1-1) and THT was released from the primary metabolite by alkalization. After liquid–liquid extraction using n-pentane separation and quantification of the product was performed by gas chromatography with a mass-selective detector. The method showed good sensitivity, accuracy and reproducibility with a detection limit of 2 ng ml?1 and a limit of quantification of 5 ng ml?1. The suitability of the method is shown for enzyme kinetic studies in human liver cytosol as well as for determination of GST A1-1 activity.

Christoph A. Ritter; Frank Bohnenstengel; Ute Hofmann; Heyo K. Kroemer; Bernhard Sperker

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Thermal emission in the ultrastrong coupling regime  

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We study thermal emission of a cavity quantum electrodynamic system in the ultrastrong-coupling regime where the atom-cavity coupling rate becomes comparable the cavity resonance frequency. In this regime, the standard descriptions of photodetection and dissipation fail. Following an approach that was recently put forward by Ridolfo et al.[arXiv:1206.0944], we are able to calculate the emission of systems with arbitrary strength of light matter interaction, by expressing the electric field operator in the cavity-emitter dressed basis. Here we present thermal photoluminescence spectra, calculated for given temperatures and for different couplings in particular for available circuit QED parameters.

A. Ridolfo; M. Leib; S. Savasta; M. J. Hartmann

2012-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

391

A analysis of the cathode coupled amplifier  

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AN ANALySIS 0 TH CATHODE COOFL D ~iPLIPIER A Thesis by FORREST JACKS RETLING-. . R Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee 'Head of Department August, 1951 AN ANALYSIS OF THE CATHODE COUPLED. AMPLIFIER by FORHEST JAMES.... The Cathode-Coupled Amplif 1er Circuit 2. The Cathode-Coupled Amplif ier Circuit shnwing a. c. components only 3. The Approximate A. C. Fquivalent, Circuit Page 17 4 ~ Aoproximate Equivalent C1rcu its f' or Calculating Output Impedances 22 5...

Hetlinger, Forrest James

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

392

Effect of freezing on the coupling of VIP receptors to adenylate cyclase in rat liver membranes  

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In fresh rat liver plasma membranes high affinity VIP receptors were specifically labelled with (/sup 125/I) helodermin and were well coupled to adenylate cyclase while low affinity VIP receptors were not. After freezing and thawing low affinity VIP receptors were also coupled to adenylate cyclase. This modification of adenylate cyclase activation was specific for the VIP response as freezing and thawing did not modify Gpp(NH)p, NaF and glucagon stimulations. 26 references, 3 figures, 1 table.

Robberecht, P.; Waelbroeck, M.; De Neef, P.; Camus, J.C.; Gourlet, P.; Christophe, J.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: American Recovery and Reinvestment  

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7, 2010 7, 2010 CX-003853: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) - Sherman - Geothermal Heat Pump Installation CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/07/2010 Location(s): Sherman, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office September 7, 2010 CX-003861: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) DE-EE0000727 City of Prairie Village CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/07/2010 Location(s): Prairie Village, Kansas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office September 7, 2010 CX-003856: Categorical Exclusion Determination Road Prison Geothermal Earth Coupled Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Upgrade CX(s) Applied: B5.1

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Minnesota | Department of Energy  

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November 23, 2011 November 23, 2011 CX-007709: Categorical Exclusion Determination Regents of the University of Minnesota - Thermal Fuel: Solar Fuels via Partial Redox Cycles with Heat Recovery CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/23/2011 Location(s): Minnesota, California, Colorado Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy November 22, 2011 CX-007373: Categorical Exclusion Determination Minnesota-City-Lakeville CX(s) Applied: B1.32, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 11/22/2011 Location(s): Minnesota Offices(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy November 15, 2011 CX-001190: Categorical Exclusion Determination An Integrated Experimental and Numerical Study: Developing a Reaction Transport Model that Couples Chemical Reactions of Mineral Dissolution/Precipitation with Spatial and Temporal Flow Variations in

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Maine | Department of Energy  

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March 2, 2010 March 2, 2010 CX-001043: Categorical Exclusion Determination Verso Paper Corporation Waste Energy Recovery (Jay) CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B5.1 Date: 03/02/2010 Location(s): Jay, Maine Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 2, 2010 CX-001042: Categorical Exclusion Determination Verso Paper Corporation Waste Energy Recovery (Bucksport) CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B5.1 Date: 03/02/2010 Location(s): Bucksport, Maine Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 21, 2010 CX-002154: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act: DeepCwind Consortium National Research Program: Validation of Coupled Models and Optimization of Materials for Offshore Wind Structures CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.3, B3.6, A9

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Massachusetts | Department of Energy  

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August 8, 2012 August 8, 2012 CX-008958: Categorical Exclusion Determination Enhanced Simulation Tools to Improve Predictions and Performance of Geologic Storage: Coupled Modeling CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 08/08/2012 Location(s): Massachusetts Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 6, 2012 CX-008990: Categorical Exclusion Determination "Prototype Development and Evaluation of Self-Cleaning Concentrated Solar Power Collectors and Receivers CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.17 Date: 08/06/2012 Location(s): Massachusetts Offices(s): Golden Field Office" August 6, 2012 CX-008829: Categorical Exclusion Determination Proliferation Detection Research for Discovery and Development of Process for Deposition of Pure, Stoichiometric and Conformal Films of Magnesium Diboride at Harvard University

397

Triple-effect absorption refrigeration system with double-condenser coupling  

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A triple effect absorption refrigeration system is provided with a double-condenser coupling and a parallel or series circuit for feeding the refrigerant-containing absorbent solution through the high, medium, and low temperature generators utilized in the triple-effect system. The high temperature condenser receiving vaporous refrigerant from the high temperature generator is double coupled to both the medium temperature generator and the low temperature generator to enhance the internal recovery of heat within the system and thereby increase the thermal efficiency thereof.

DeVault, R.C.; Biermann, W.J.

1993-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

398

Molecular properties from coupled-cluster Brueckner orbitals  

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We investigate to which extent a single determinant made up from orbitals obtained by a Brueckner coupled-cluster doubles calculation is able to reproduce correlated one-electron properties. It is shown that dipole and quadrupole moments and radial expectation values compare quite well with BCCD finite-field results for a test selection of nine molecules enclosing HF, H2O, NH3, CO, N2, NO+, HCN, CuH and CH3OH and three rare-gas atoms He, Ne and Ar. Furthermore, we find that even second-order properties such as dipole and quadrupole polarizabilities are reproduced fairly well when determined as first derivatives of the corresponding Brueckner orbital expectation values.

Andreas Heßelmann; Georg Jansen

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

ORIGINAL PAPER BambooFiber Filled High Density Polyethylene Composites  

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ORIGINAL PAPER Bamboo­Fiber Filled High Density Polyethylene Composites: Effect of Coupling Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008 Abstract High density polyethylene (HDPE)/bamboo composites in the future study. Keywords Bamboo Á High density polyethylene Á Coupling treatment Á Nanoclay Introduction

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Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures  

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Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures Print Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures Print Scientists have developed a fast and efficient way to determine the structure of proteins, shortening a process that often takes years into a matter of days. The Structurally Integrated BiologY for Life Sciences (SIBYLS) beamline at the ALS has implemented the world's highest-throughput biological-solution x-ray scattering beamline enabling genomic-scale protein-structure characterization. Coupling brilliant x rays from one of the superconducting bend magnets at the ALS to liquid-handling robotics has enabled the collection of 96 samples in 4 hours. Importantly, the sample format and the amount of material required are practical for most biological problems. The beamline's high-throughput capability is set to have a large impact on many fields that require genomic-scale information, such as Berkeley Lab's bioenergy efforts and cancer biology studies.

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Interface structures in FePtFe3Pt hard-soft exchange-coupled magnetic nanocomposites  

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Interface structures in FePtÃ?Fe3Pt hard-soft exchange-coupled magnetic nanocomposites Jing Li with sizes 10 nm. This ensures the effective exchange coupling of magnetically hard and soft phases. High magnetic materials, the performance of conventional bulk permanent magnetic ma- terials is limited by its

Liu, J. Ping

402

A. Gershunov R. Roca Coupling of latent heat flux and the greenhouse effect by large-scale  

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A. Gershunov Ã? R. Roca Coupling of latent heat flux and the greenhouse effect by large Abstract Coupled variability of the greenhouse effect (GH) and latent heat flux (LHF) over the tropical of convection) form regions of strong greenhouse effect in tropical convergence zones while subtropical high

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Tennessee | Department of Energy  

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Tennessee Tennessee Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Tennessee Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Tennessee. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 15, 2013 CX-010753: Categorical Exclusion Determination Operational Simulation Tools and Long Term Strategic Planning for High Penetrations of Photovoltaic in the Southeastern US CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 08/15/2013 Location(s): Tennessee Offices(s): Golden Field Office August 14, 2013 CX-010798: Categorical Exclusion Determination Serration Behavior of High Entropy Alloys CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/14/2013 Location(s): Tennessee Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory July 17, 2013 CX-010620: Categorical Exclusion Determination Developing Novel Multifunctional Materials for High-Efficiency Electrical

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Coupled Mesh Lagrangian/ALE Modeling:  

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Coupled Mesh Lagrangian/ALE Modeling: Coupled Mesh Lagrangian/ALE Modeling: Opportunities and Challenges A. C. Robinson, * J. E. Bishop*, D. M. Hensinger, * T. E. Voth * M. K. Wong * * Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, 87185 We describe two methods for coupled mesh Lagrangian/ALE modeling where one mesh is treated as a Lagrangian mesh while the other is ALE. Lagrangian contact modeling is implemented in the first method to couple the two meshes. In the second method an overlapping grid algorithm that requires mapping of the information from one grid to another has been implemented. We review current experience with these two technologies. Introduction Lagrangian modeling is often preferred whenever the kinematics of the continuum flow permit because of its ability to precisely model discrete features which may be

405

Surface Plasmon Coupled Light-emitting Diode  

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The fundamental phenomena, basic principles, and device fabrication and characterization of surface plasmon coupled InGaN/GaN quantum-well light-emitting diode are reviewed, including...

Chen, Horng-Shyang; Kuo, Yang; Lin, Chun-Han; Chen, Chia-Feng; Chou, Wang-Hsien; Chiu, Min-Hsuan; Shih, Pei-Ying; Su, Chia-Ying; Liao, Che-Hao; Hsieh, Chieh; Chen, Chih-Yen; Kiang, Yean-Woei; Yang, Chih-Chung

406

Coupling of twin rectangular supersonic jets  

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Twin jet plumes on aircraft can couple, producing dynamic pressures significant enough to cause structural fatigue. For closely spaced jets with a moderate aspect ratio (e.g. 5), previous work has established that two ...

Raman, G.; Taghavi, Ray

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

PROJECT REPORT COUPLING OF LIGHT THROUGH FIBER  

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1 PROJECT REPORT COUPLING OF LIGHT THROUGH FIBER PHY 564 SUBMITTED BY: GAGANDEEP KAUR (952549116 size simplifies connections and also allows the use of lower-cost electronics such as light

La Rosa, Andres H.

408

Unconventional plasmon-phonon coupling in graphene  

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We predict the existence of coupled plasmon-phonon excitations in graphene by using the self-consistent linear response formalism. The unique electron-phonon interaction in graphene leads to unconventional mixing of plasmon ...

Jablan, Marinko

409

A reductive coupling strategy towards ripostatin A  

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Synthetic studies on the antibiotic natural product ripostatin A have been carried out with the aim to construct the C9?C10 bond by a nickel(0)-catalyzed coupling reaction of an enyne and an epoxide, followed by rearrangement ...

Schleicher, Kristin D.

410

Vibration Transmission through Symmetric Resonant Couplings  

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15 March 1994 research-article Vibration Transmission through Symmetric Resonant Couplings D. J. Allwright...Blakemore P. R. Brazier-Smith J. Woodhouse The transmission of vibration through a symmetric junction is considered. The problem is...

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OVERVIEW OF THE COUPLED MODEL INTERCOMPARISON PROJECT  

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The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) involves study and intercomparison of multi-model simulations of present and future climate. The simulations of the future use idealized forcing in increase is compounded which CO2 1% yr?1 until it ...

Gerald A. Meehl; Curt Covey; Bryant McAvaney; Mojib Latif; Ronald J. Stouffer

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Isotope ratio determination in boron analysis  

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Traditionally, boron (B) isotope ratios have been determined using thermal ionization...+, Cs+, or O-...for analyte ionization. TIMS can be used in negative or positive ion modes with high sensitivity and precisi...

Ram N. Sah; Patrick H. Brown

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-009601: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-009601: Categorical Exclusion Determination Installation of a High Flux Thermal Neutron Source CX(s) Applied: B2.5 Date: 12072012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s):...

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CX-002357: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-002357: Categorical Exclusion Determination Advanced, High Power, Next Scale, Wave Energy Conversion Device CX(s) Applied: B3.6, A9 Date: 05132010 Location(s): New...

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CX-011379: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Solid Power, LLC--An Ultra High Energy, Safe and Low-Cost All Solid-State Rechargeable Battery for Electric Vehicles CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 10222013...

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CX-007700: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination University of Utah - A New Generation High Density Thermal Battery Based on Advanced Metal Hydrides CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 11182011...

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CX-010614: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Development of Criteria for Flashback Propensity in Jet Flames for High H2 Content and Natural Gas Fuels CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6 Date: 07192013 Location(s):...

418

Ising cubes with enhanced surface couplings  

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Using Monte Carlo techniques, Ising cubes with ferromagnetic nearest-neighbor interactions and enhanced couplings between surface spins are studied. In particular, at the surface transition, the corner magnetization shows nonuniversal, coupling-dependent critical behavior in the thermodynamic limit. Results on the critical exponent of the corner magnetization are compared to previous findings on two-dimensional Ising models with three intersecting defect lines.

M. Pleimling and W. Selke

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Probing anomalous gauge boson couplings at LEP  

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We bound anomalous gauge boson couplings using LEP data for the Z {yields} {bar {integral}}{integral} partial widths. We use an effective field theory formalism to compute the one-loop corrections resulting from non-standard model three and four gauge boson vertices. We find that measurements at LEP constrain the three gauge boson couplings at a level comparable to that obtainable at LEPII.

Dawson, S. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Valencia, G. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Physics

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

420

Speed selection for coupled wave equations  

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We discuss models for coupled wave equations describing interacting fields, focusing on the speed of travelling wave solutions. In particular, we propose a general mechanism for selecting and tuning the speed of the corresponding (multi-component) travelling wave solutions under certain physical conditions. A number of physical models (molecular chains, coupled Josephson junctions, propagation of kinks in chains of adsorbed atoms and domain walls) are considered as examples.

Mariano Cadoni; Giuseppe Gaeta

2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-004805: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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05: Categorical Exclusion Determination 05: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004805: Categorical Exclusion Determination 773-A C-150 and B-142/146 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) Installation CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/12/2010 Location(s): Aiken, South Carolina Office(s): Savannah River Operations Office Lab utilities are being modified, Central Hood Exhaust (CHEX) canopy hood, to support installation modifications of an ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer) in C-150 for clean testing and procedure development. Then, lab utilities will be modified to support permanent installation of the equipment in a Process Hood Exhaust (PHEX) Hood located in B-142/146. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-004805.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-002883: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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The generation of oscillations in networks of electrically coupled cells  

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The generation of oscillations in networks of electrically coupled cells Y. Loewenstein* , Y. Yarom systems, the electrical coupling of nonoscil- lating cells generates synchronized membrane potential dynam- ics. We show that strong electrical coupling in this network generates multiple oscillatory

Loewenstein, Yonatan

423

Determination of Boron in Silicate Samples by Direct Aspiration of Sample HF Solutions into ICPMS  

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A rapid and precise technique for the determination of boron content in silicate rocks was developed by employing isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with a flow injection system (FI-ID-ICPMS). The sample was decomposed with HF ...

Akio Makishima; Eizo Nakamura; Toshio Nakano

1997-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

424

Leaching of depleted uranium in soil as determined by column experiments  

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The basic features of the leachability of depleted uranium (DU) projectiles in soil was investigated...235U and 238U were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The leaching rates of 238U fro...

W. Schimmack; U. Gerstmann; U. Oeh; W. Schultz…

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Jet Measurements and Extraction of the Strong Coupling Constant at HERA  

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Results on jet measurements in neutral current deep inelastic scattering at HERA are presented. The low-$x_{Bj}$ and low-$Q^2$ region is explicitly investigated using forward jet production and the azimuthal asymmetry between jets in dijet production. Recent results on the determination of the strong coupling constant, $\\alpha_s(M_Z)$, are discussed.

A. A. Savin

2005-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

426

Amplitude-phase coupling drives chimera states in globally coupled laser networks  

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For a globally coupled network of semiconductor lasers with delayed optical feedback, we demonstrate the existence of chimera states. The domains of coherence and incoherence that are typical for chimera states are found to exist for the amplitude, phase, and inversion of the coupled lasers. These chimera states defy several of the previously established existence criteria. While chimera states in phase oscillators generally demand nonlocal coupling, large system sizes, and specially prepared initial conditions, we find chimera states that are stable for global coupling in a network of only four coupled lasers for random initial conditions. The existence is linked to a regime of multistability between the synchronous steady state and asynchronous periodic solutions. We show that amplitude-phase coupling, a concept common in different fields, is necessary for the formation of the chimera states.

Fabian Böhm; Anna Zakharova; Eckehard Schöll; Kathy Lüdge

2014-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

427

Coulometric determination of americium in acetonitrile solution of phosphoric acid  

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A procedure was developed for the coulometric determination of americium using the electrochemical couple Am(IV)-Am(III). An acetonitrile solution of 0.3-0.2 M H/sub 3/PO/sub 4/ was used as the electrolyte. Americium can be determined in the presence of large amounts of Cm, Pu, Ce, and other impurities; limit of detection approx. 10 ..mu..g.

Perevalov, S.A.; Kulyakov, Yu.M.; Lebedev, I.A.; Myasoedov, B.F.

1986-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

428

Study of permanent-magnet couplings with progressive magnetization using an analytical formulation  

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Permanent-magnet (PM) magnetic couplings are used in many industrial applications. They allow the transmission of a torque from a rotating part to another rotating part without any mechanical contact. They are used in sealed equipment to transmit a movement through a separation wall. They are also very useful in high security applications to avoid failures due to torque overload. Nonclassical structures of permanent-magnet cylindrical air-gap couplings with progressive magnetization are studied. In these couplings, parallelepiped magnets with nonclassical magnetization direction are used and stuck in ironless cores. The magnetization direction of each magnet is chosen to provide an optimal repartition of the induction in the air gap. This progressive magnetization allows very high values of pullout torque. The use of this type of structure with ironless cores and very high pull-out torque seems to be an advantageous way to minimize the inertia and maximize the pullout torque of a magnetic coupling. An efficient method to calculate the torque of such a coupling is presented, based on analytical formulas for forces between magnets. It allows the exact evaluation of the performance of the studied couplings when the main dimensions of the coupling are varying with small calculation time. In this paper the influence of the number of pole pairs, the influence of the number of magnets per pole, the influence of the magnets' thickness, the influence of the air-gap radius, and the influence of the length of the structure are studied and discussed. Then some general rules are presented for efficient design of such a coupling.

Charpentier, J.F.; Lemarquand, G.

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

The utility of phase alternated pulses for the measurement of dipolar couplings in 2D-SLF experiments  

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The measurement of hetero-nuclear dipolar coupling using two-dimensional separated local field (SLF-2D) NMR experiments is a powerful technique for the determination of the structure and dynamics of molecules in the solid state and in liquid crystals. However, the experiment is sensitive to a number of factors such as the Hartmann–Hahn match condition, proton frequency off-set and rf heating. It is shown here that by the use of phase alternated pulses during spin-exchange the effect of rf mismatch on the dipolar coupling measurement can be compensated over a wide range of off-sets. Phase alternation together with time and amplitude modulation has also been considered and incorporated into a pulse scheme that combines spin exchange with homonuclear spin decoupling based on magic sandwich sequence and named as SAMPI4. Such time and amplitude averaged nutation experiments use relatively low rf power and generate less sample heating. One of these schemes has been applied on liquid crystal samples and is observed to perform well and yield spectra with high resolution.

Bibhuti B. Das; N. Sinha; K.V. Ramanathan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Determination of linear optics functions from TBT data  

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A method for evaluation of coupled optics functions, detection of strong perturbing elements, determination of BPM calibration errors and tilts using turn-by-turn (TBT) data is presented as well as the new version of the Hamiltonian perturbation theory of betatron oscillations the method is based upon. An example of application of the considered method to the Tevatron is given.

Alexahin, Y.; Gianfelice-Wendt, E.; /Fermilab

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Draft General Conformity Determination  

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I I Draft General Conformity Determination U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service MMS Cape Wind Energy Project January 2009 Final EIS Appendix I Draft General Conformity Determination Draft General Conformity Determination Cape Wind Energy Project Prepared by Minerals Management Service Herndon, VA November 2008 i TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPOSED ACTION............................................................... 1 2.0 GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATORY BACKGROUND .......................................... 2 2.1 GENERAL CONFORMITY REQUIREMENTS.................................................................... 2 2.2 GENERAL CONFORMITY APPLICABILITY.....................................................................

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Inductively Coupled Plasma and Electron Cyclotron Resonance Plasma Etching of InGaAlP Compound Semiconductor System  

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Current and future generations of sophisticated compound semiconductor devices require the ability for submicron scale patterning. The situation is being complicated since some of the new devices are based on a wider diversity of materials to be etched. Conventional IUE (Reactive Ion Etching) has been prevalent across the industry so far, but has limitations for materials with high bond strengths or multiple elements. IrI this paper, we suggest high density plasmas such as ECR (Electron Cyclotron Resonance) and ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma), for the etching of ternary compound semiconductors (InGaP, AIInP, AlGaP) which are employed for electronic devices like heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) or high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), and photonic devices such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers. High density plasma sources, opeiating at lower pressure, are expected to meet target goals determined in terms of etch rate, surface morphology, surface stoichiometry, selectivity, etc. The etching mechanisms, which are described in this paper, can also be applied to other III-V (GaAs-based, InP-based) as well as III-Nitride since the InGaAIP system shares many of the same properties.

Abernathy, C.R.; Hobson, W.S.; Hong, J.; Lambers, E.S.; Pearton, S.J.; Shul, R.J.

1998-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

433

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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September 18, 2013 September 18, 2013 CX-010933: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Energy Density Lithium (Li)-ion Cells for Electric Vehicles (EV) Based on Novel, High Voltage Cathode Material Systems CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/18/2013 Location(s): California Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 18, 2013 CX-010932: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Energy Density Lithium (Li)-ion Cells for Electric Vehicles (EV) Based on Novel, High Voltage Cathode Material Systems CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/18/2013 Location(s): California Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 23, 2013 CX-010779: Categorical Exclusion Determination Predictive Large Eddy Simulation (LES) Modeling and Validation for High-Pressure Turbulent Flames and Flashback in Hydrogen-Enriched Gas

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John Hsu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Flux Coupling Machines...  

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& Publications Integration of Novel Flux Coupling Motor and Current Source Inverter Integration of Novel Flux Coupling Motor and Current Source Inverter Electric Machine R&D...

435

Novel Flux Coupling Machine without Permanent Magnets - U Machine...  

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

Novel Flux Coupling Machine without Permanent Magnets - U Machine Novel Flux Coupling Machine without Permanent Magnets - U Machine 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle...

436

Diffractively coupled Fabry-Perot resonator with power-recycling  

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We demonstrate the optical coupling of two cavities without light transmission through a substrate. As the all-reflective coupling component, we use a dielectric low-efficiency...

Britzger, Michael; Friedrich, Daniel; Kroker, Stefanie; Brückner, Frank; Burmeister, Oliver; Kley, Ernst-Bernhard; Tünnermann, Andreas; Danzmann, Karsten; Schnabel, Roman

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Effective reuse of coupling technologies for Earth System Models.  

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??Designing and implementing coupled Earth System Models (ESMs) is a challenge for climate scientists and software engineers alike. Coupled models incorporate two or more independent… (more)

Dunlap, Ralph S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Journal Article: Gate-tunable exchange coupling between cobalt...  

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Gate-tunable exchange coupling between cobalt clusters on graphene Citation Details Title: Gate-tunable exchange coupling between cobalt clusters on graphene Authors: Chen, Hua;...

439

Optimization of the Coupled Cluster Implementation in NWChem...  

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Optimization of the Coupled Cluster Implementation in NWChem on Petascale Parallel Architectures. Optimization of the Coupled Cluster Implementation in NWChem on Petascale Parallel...

440

SciTech Connect: optimal initial conditions for coupling ice...  

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Conference: optimal initial conditions for coupling ice sheet models to earth system models Citation Details In-Document Search Title: optimal initial conditions for coupling ice...

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441

Microscale Electrode Design Using Coupled Kinetic, Thermal and...  

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

Microscale Electrode Design Using Coupled Kinetic, Thermal and Mechanical Modeling Microscale Electrode Design Using Coupled Kinetic, Thermal and Mechanical Modeling 2010 DOE...

442

Microscale Electrode Design Using Coupled Kinetic, Thermal and...  

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

Microscale Electrode Design Using Coupled Kinetic, Thermal and Mechanical Modeling Microscale Electrode Design Using Coupled Kinetic, Thermal and Mechanical Modeling 2009 DOE...

443

Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical Processes in Salt, Hot...  

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Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical Processes in Salt, Hot Granular Salt Consolidation, Constitutive Model and Micromechanics Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical Processes...

444

Coupled Kinetic, Thermal, and Mechanical Modeling of FIB Micro...  

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Coupled Kinetic, Thermal, and Mechanical Modeling of FIB Micro-machined Electrodes Coupled Kinetic, Thermal, and Mechanical Modeling of FIB Micro-machined Electrodes 2010 DOE...

445

LSST Charge-Coupled Device Calibration  

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The prototype charge-coupled device created at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope must be tested to check its functionality and performance. It was installed into the Calypso telescope in Arizona in November of 2008 for this purpose. Since then it has taken many images of various astronomical objects. By doing photometry on standard stars in these images, we can compare our magnitude results to the known magnitudes of these stars. This comparison allows us to then determine the chip's performance and functional capabilities. Expecting to see first light in 2016, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an extremely large ground based telescope that anticipates funding and will be built in Chile. Described as 'Wide-Fast-Deep', the LSST will have an unprecedented wide field of view (ten square degrees for surveys), short exposures (fifteen to thirty seconds and still see faint objects), and the largest digital camera in the world. One of the goals hoped to be achieved with this camera is the measurement of dark matter using strong and weak gravitational lensing. Gravitational lensing occurs when a large cluster of galaxies distorts the light from a galaxy behind this cluster. This causes an arc of light to form around the cluster. By measuring the length of this arc, one can calculate how much matter should be present in the cluster. Since the amount that should be present is vastly greater than the amount of visible matter that can be seen, it is postulated that the difference between these two numbers is made up of dark matter. This is a direct way of measuring the amount of dark matter in the universe. Thousands of galaxy clusters will be seen with LSST, allowing precise measurements of strong lensing effects. Weak lensing is a much smaller effect, distorting the shape of galaxies by only a few percent. The scale of LSST will allow these small effects to be measured with a precision unavailable with current smaller surveys. Some of the other uses for the LSST will be cataloging the entire sky, observing exploding supernovae and near Earth objects, and probing into the nature of dark energy. Since the LSST is such a large project, one organization alone cannot build it. Therefore many organizations have come together, each one working on a specific part of the telescope's construction. Here at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) the camera is being designed.

Stout, Tiarra Johannas; /Idaho State U. /SLAC

2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

446

High frequency reference electrode  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high frequency reference electrode for electrochemical experiments comprises a mercury-calomel or silver-silver chloride reference electrode with a layer of platinum around it and a layer of a chemically and electrically resistant material such as TEFLON around the platinum covering all but a small ring or halo' at the tip of the reference electrode, adjacent to the active portion of the reference electrode. The voltage output of the platinum layer, which serves as a redox electrode, and that of the reference electrode are coupled by a capacitor or a set of capacitors and the coupled output transmitted to a standard laboratory potentiostat. The platinum may be applied by thermal decomposition to the surface of the reference electrode. The electrode provides superior high-frequency response over conventional electrodes. 4 figs.

Kronberg, J.W.

1994-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

447

Squall Lines and Convectively Coupled Gravity Waves in the Tropics: Why Do Most Cloud Systems Propagate Westward?  

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The coupling between tropical convection and zonally propagating gravity waves is assessed through Fourier analysis of high-resolution (3-hourly, 0.5°) satellite rainfall data. Results show the familiar enhancement in power along the dispersion ...

Stefan N. Tulich; George N. Kiladis

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Low-frequency RF Coupling To Unconventional (Fat Unbalanced) Dipoles  

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The report explains radio frequency (RF) coupling to unconventional dipole antennas. Normal dipoles have thin equal length arms that operate at maximum efficiency around resonance frequencies. In some applications like high-explosive (HE) safety analysis, structures similar to dipoles with ''fat'' unequal length arms must be evaluated for indirect-lightning effects. An example is shown where a metal drum-shaped container with HE forms one arm and the detonator cable acts as the other. Even if the HE is in a facility converted into a ''Faraday cage'', a lightning strike to the facility could still produce electric fields inside. The detonator cable concentrates the electric field and carries the energy into the detonator, potentially creating a hazard. This electromagnetic (EM) field coupling of lightning energy is the indirect effect of a lightning strike. In practice, ''Faraday cages'' are formed by the rebar of the concrete facilities. The individual rebar rods in the roof, walls and floor are normally electrically connected because of the construction technique of using metal wire to tie the pieces together. There are two additional requirements for a good cage. (1) The roof-wall joint and the wall-floor joint must be electrically attached. (2) All metallic penetrations into the facility must also be electrically connected to the rebar. In this report, it is assumed that these conditions have been met, and there is no arcing in the facility structure. Many types of detonators have metal ''cups'' that contain the explosives and thin electrical initiating wires, called bridge wires mounted between two pins. The pins are connected to the detonator cable. The area of concern is between the pins supporting the bridge wire and the metal cup forming the outside of the detonator. Detonator cables usually have two wires, and in this example, both wires generated the same voltage at the detonator bridge wire. This is called the common-mode voltage. The explosive component inside a detonator is relatively sensitive, and any electrical arc is a concern. In a safety analysis, the pin-to-cup voltage, i.e., detonator voltage, must be calculated to decide if an arc will form. If the electric field is known, the voltage between any two points is simply the integral of the field along a line between the points. Eq. 1.1. For simplicity, it is assumed that the electric field and dipole elements are aligned. Calculating the induced detonator voltage is more complex because of the field concentration caused by metal components. If the detonator cup is not electrically connected to the metal HE container, the portion of the voltage generated by the dipole at the detonator will divide between the container-to-cup and cup-to-pin gaps. The gap voltages are determined by their capacitances. As a simplification, it will be assumed the cup is electrically attached, short circuited, to the HE container. The electrical field in the pin-to-cup area is determined by the field near the dipole, the length of the dipole, the shape of the arms, and the orientation of the arms. Given the characteristics of a lightning strike and the inductance of the facility, the electric fields in the ''Faraday cage'' can be calculated. The important parameters for determining the voltage in an empty facility are the inductance of the rebars and the rate of change of the current, Eq. 1.3. The internal electric fields are directly related to the facility voltages, however, the electric fields in the pin-to-cup space is much higher than the facility fields because the antenna will concentrate the fields covered by the arms. Because the lightning current rise-time is different for every strike, the maximum electric field and the induced detonator voltage should be described by probability distributions. For pedantic purposes, the peak field in the simulations will be simply set to 1 V/m. Lightning induced detonator voltages can be calculated by scaling up with the facility fields. Any metal object around the explosives, such as a work stand, will also distort the electric

Ong, M M; Brown, C G; Perkins, M P; Speer, R D; Javedani, J B

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Determination of metals in heavy oil residues by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy  

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A method is proposed for the sample preparation of heavy oil residues characterized by viscosity of more than 700 mm2/sec at 100°C to study their elemental composition. It is shown that a wide range of elements c...

T. A. Maryutina; N. S. Musina

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the phase-energy coupling coefficient in carrier-envelope phase measurements  

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For f-to-2f interferometers based on white-light generation in sapphire plates, the accuracy of the carrier-envelope (CE) phase measurement and stabilization is affected by the laser...

Li, Chengquan; Moon, Eric; Wang, He; Mashiko, Hiroki; Nakamura, Christopher M; Tackett, Jason; Chang, Zenghu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perturbative Critical Behavior from Spacetime Dependent Couplings  

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We find novel perturbative fixed points by introducing mildly spacetime-dependent couplings into otherwise marginal terms. In four-dimensional QFT, these are physical analogues of the small-{epsilon} Wilson-Fisher fixed point. Rather than considering 4-{epsilon} dimensions, we stay in four dimensions but introduce couplings whose leading spacetime dependence is of the form {lambda}x{sup {kappa}}{mu}{sup {kappa}}, with a small parameter {kappa} playing a role analogous to {epsilon}. We show, in {phi}{sup 4} theory and in QED and QCD with massless flavors, that this leads to a critical theory under perturbative control over an exponentially wide window of spacetime positions x. The exact fixed point coupling {lambda}{sub *}(x) in our theory is identical to the running coupling of the translationally invariant theory, with the scale replaced by 1/x. Similar statements hold for three-dimensional {phi}{sup 6} theories and two-dimensional sigma models with curved target spaces. We also describe strongly coupled examples using conformal perturbation theory.

Dong, Xi; Horn, Bart; Silverstein, Eva; Torroba, Gonzalo

2012-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of the Edge Plasma Profile and Parameters on the Coupling of an ICRH Antenna. Application to ITER  

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The coupling to the fast wave of an ICRH antenna is principally determined by its distance to an optimum plasma density correlated to the cutoff one and by the density gradient between this optimum density and the bulk plasma. This explains the differences in coupling for the various heating and current drive phasings as predicted for different plasma edge profiles considered for ITER. For a given electron density edge profile the ion mix, the steady magnetic field and the frequency have also a significant effect on the coupling performances. These quantities affect the coupling mainly by influencing the position of the optimum density in the profile. A marked perturbation of the coupling leading to a large edge power deposition can occur when the Alfven resonance lies in the edge profile. The results are applied to different ICRF scenarios considered for ITER at full and half toroidal field.

Messiaen, A.; Koch, R.; Weynants, R. [LPP-ERM/KMS, EURATOM-Belgian State Association, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Brussels (Belgium)

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlocal coupling effects on single-photon transmission in a one-dimensional waveguide interacted with a side optical cavity  

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The nonlocal coupling effect between a one-dimensional waveguide (1DW) and a side optical cavity (SOC) is studied. We first find the real-space Hamiltonian of the nonlocal-coupling system of the 1DW and SOC, and then derive out an equation determining the energy of the hybridization state between the 1DW and SOC modes and an analytic formula for the single-photon transmission. Through them, we recognize that the single-photon transmission-dip position can be changed by adjusting the SOC size and the coupling strength between the 1DW and SOC. The transmission spectra strongly depends on the nonlocal-coupling function between the 1DW and SOC, and holds an asymmetry line shape. At last, we simulate the asymmetry of the single-photon transmission by a gold-based waveguide coupled with a rectangular SOC.

Zhang, Yongyou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotational viscometer for high-pressure, high-temperature fluids  

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The invention is a novel rotational viscometer which is well adapted for use with fluids at high temperatures and/or pressures. In one embodiment, the viscometer include a substantially non-magnetic tube having a closed end and having an open end in communication with a fluid whose viscosity is to be determined. An annular drive magnet is mounted for rotation about the tube. The tube encompasses and supports a rotatable shaft assembly which carries a rotor, or bob, for insertion in the fluid. Affixed to the shaft are (a) a second magnet which is magnetically coupled to the drive magnet and (b) a third magnet. In a typical operation, the drive magnet is rotated to turn the shaft assembly while the shaft rotor is immersed in the fluid. The viscous drag on the rotor causes the shaft assembly to lag the rotation of the drive magnet by an amount which is a function of the amount of viscous drag. A first magnetic pickup generates a waveform whose phase is a function of the angular position of the drive magnet. A second magnetic pickup generates a waveform whose phase is a function of the angular position of the third magnet. Means are provided to generate an output indicative of the phase difference between the two waveforms. The viscometer is comparatively simple, inexpensive, rugged, and does not require shaft seals.

Carr, K.R.

1983-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Indiana | Department of Energy  

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Indiana Indiana Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Indiana Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Indiana. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 13, 2013 CX-010989: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Temperature DC-Bus Capacitors Cost Reduction and Performance Improvements CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15 Date: 09/13/2013 Location(s): Indiana Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 13, 2013 CX-010997: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Performance DC-Bus Capacitors CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15 Date: 09/13/2013 Location(s): New York, Indiana Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 7, 2013 CX-010809: Categorical Exclusion Determination New Mechanistic Models of Creep-Fatigue Interactions for Gas Turbine

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Strong and Tunable Nonlinear Optomechanical Coupling in a Low-Loss System  

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A major goal in optomechanics is to observe and control quantum behavior in a system consisting of a mechanical resonator coupled to an optical cavity. Work towards this goal has focused on increasing the strength of the coupling between the mechanical and optical degrees of freedom; however, the form of this coupling is crucial in determining which phenomena can be observed in such a system. Here we demonstrate that avoided crossings in the spectrum of an optical cavity containing a flexible dielectric membrane allow us to realize several different forms of the optomechanical coupling. These include cavity detunings that are (to lowest order) linear, quadratic, or quartic in the membrane's displacement, and a cavity finesse that is linear in (or independent of) the membrane's displacement. All these couplings are realized in a single device with extremely low optical loss and can be tuned over a wide range in situ; in particular, we find that the quadratic coupling can be increased three orders of magnitude beyond previous devices. As a result of these advances, the device presented here should be capable of demonstrating the quantization of the membrane's mechanical energy.

Jack C. Sankey; Cheng Yang; Benjamin M. Zwickl; Andrew M. Jayich; Jack G. E. Harris

2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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High Transparency of Classically Opaque Metallic Films  

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It is demonstrated, both theoretically and experimentally, that a classically opaque metallic film can appear highly transparent when the conditions are established for the incident electromagnetic wave to excite coupled surface modes on both sides of the film.

R. Dragila; B. Luther-Davies; S. Vukovic

1985-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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RAPID FUSION METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES IN LARGE RICE SAMPLES  

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A new rapid fusion method for the determination of plutonium in large rice samples has been developed at the Savannah River National Laboratory (Aiken, SC, USA) that can be used to determine very low levels of plutonium isotopes in rice. The recent accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in March, 2011 reinforces the need to have rapid, reliable radiochemical analyses for radionuclides in environmental and food samples. Public concern regarding foods, particularly foods such as rice in Japan, highlights the need for analytical techniques that will allow very large sample aliquots of rice to be used for analysis so that very low levels of plutonium isotopes may be detected. The new method to determine plutonium isotopes in large rice samples utilizes a furnace ashing step, a rapid sodium hydroxide fusion method, a lanthanum fluoride matrix removal step, and a column separation process with TEVA Resin? cartridges. The method can be applied to rice sample aliquots as large as 5 kg. Plutonium isotopes can be determined using alpha spectrometry or inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The method showed high chemical recoveries and effective removal of interferences. The rapid fusion technique is a rugged sample digestion method that ensures that any refractory plutonium particles are effectively digested. The MDA for a 5 kg rice sample using alpha spectrometry is 7E-5 mBq g{sup -1}. The method can easily be adapted for use by ICP-MS to allow detection of plutonium isotopic ratios.

Maxwell, S.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled nonequilibrium growth equations: Self-consistent mode coupling using vertex renormalization  

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We find that studying the simplest of the coupled nonequilibrium growth equations of Barabasi by self-consistent mode coupling requires the use of dressed vertices. Using the vertex renormalization, we find a roughening exponent which already in the leading order is quite close to the numerical value.

Amit Kr. Chattopadhyay; Abhik Basu; Jayanta K. Bhattacharjee

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OXIDATIVE COUPLING OF METHANE USING INORGANIC MEMBRANE REACTORS  

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The objective of this research is to study the oxidative coupling of methane in catalytic inorganic membrane reactors. A specific target is to achieve conversion of methane to C{sub 2} hydrocarbons at very high selectivity and higher yields than in conventional non-porous, co-feed, fixed bed reactors by controlling the oxygen supply through the membrane. A membrane reactor has the advantage of precisely controlling the rate of delivery of oxygen to the catalyst. This facility permits balancing the rate of oxidation and reduction of the catalyst. In addition, membrane reactors minimize the concentration of gas phase oxygen thus reducing non selective gas phase reactions, which are believed to be a main route for the formation of CO{sub x} products. Such gas phase reactions are a cause of decreased selectivity in the oxidative coupling of methane in conventional flow reactors. Membrane reactors could also produce higher product yields by providing better distribution of the reactant gases over the catalyst than the conventional plug flow reactors. Membrane reactor technology also offers the potential for modifying the membranes both to improve catalytic properties as well as to regulate the rate of the permeation/diffusion of reactants through the membrane to minimize by-product generation. Other benefits also exist with membrane reactors, such as the mitigation of thermal hot-spots for highly exothermic reactions such as the oxidative coupling of methane. The application of catalytically active inorganic membranes has potential for drastically increasing the yield of reactions which are currently limited by either thermodynamic equilibria, product inhibition, or kinetic selectivity.

Dr. Y.H. Ma; Dr. W.R. Moser; Dr. A.G. Dixon; Dr. A.M. Ramachandra; Dr. Y. Lu; C. Binkerd

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled-bunch instabilities in RHIC  

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We used the program ZAP to evaluate the coupled-bunch modes for the case of 57 equally spaced bunches with the Sacherer-Zotter formalism assuming parabolic bunches. The sources of coupling impedances assumed were space charge, resistive wall, broadband, and rf cavity fundamental and parasitic modes. Generally the studies assumed a stainless steel vacuum chamber, but we did perform a comparison run using a stainless steel chamber internally coated with a thin cold copper layer. These latter investigations were motivated by the proposal for coating which would reduce parasitic wall heating in the vacuum chambers in the superconducting dipoles. 10 tabs.

Colton, E.; Gianfelice, E.; Bisognano, J.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric amplification by coupled flux qubits  

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We report parametric amplification of a microwave signal in a Kerr medium formed from superconducting qubits. Two mutually coupled flux qubits, embedded in the current antinode of a superconducting coplanar waveguide resonator, are used as a nonlinear element. Shared Josephson junctions provide the qubit-resonator coupling, resulting in a device with a tunable Kerr constant (up to 3?×?10{sup ?3}) and a measured gain of about 20?dB. This arrangement represents a unit cell which can be straightforwardly extended to a quasi one-dimensional quantum metamaterial with large tunable Kerr nonlinearity, providing a basis for implementation of wide-band travelling wave parametric amplifiers.

Rehák, M.; Neilinger, P.; Grajcar, M. [Department of Experimental Physics, Comenius University, SK-84248 Bratislava (Slovakia); Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Science, 845 11 Bratislava (Slovakia); Oelsner, G.; Hübner, U.; Meyer, H.-G. [Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, P.O. Box 100239, D-07702 Jena (Germany); Il'ichev, E. [Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, P.O. Box 100239, D-07702 Jena (Germany); Novosibirsk State Technical University, 20 K. Marx Ave., 630092 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially indirect excitons in coupled quantum wells  

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Microscopic quantum phenomena such as interference or phase coherence between different quantum states are rarely manifest in macroscopic systems due to a lack of significant correlation between different states. An exciton system is one candidate for observation of possible quantum collective effects. In the dilute limit, excitons in semiconductors behave as bosons and are expected to undergo Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) at a temperature several orders of magnitude higher than for atomic BEC because of their light mass. Furthermore, well-developed modern semiconductor technologies offer flexible manipulations of an exciton system. Realization of BEC in solid-state systems can thus provide new opportunities for macroscopic quantum coherence research. In semiconductor coupled quantum wells (CQW) under across-well static electric field, excitons exist as separately confined electron-hole pairs. These spatially indirect excitons exhibit a radiative recombination time much longer than their thermal relaxation time a unique feature in direct band gap semiconductor based structures. Their mutual repulsive dipole interaction further stabilizes the exciton system at low temperature and screens in-plane disorder more effectively. All these features make indirect excitons in CQW a promising system to search for quantum collective effects. Properties of indirect excitons in CQW have been analyzed and investigated extensively. The experimental results based on time-integrated or time-resolved spatially-resolved photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and imaging are reported in two categories. (i) Generic indirect exciton systems: general properties of indirect excitons such as the dependence of exciton energy and lifetime on electric fields and densities were examined. (ii) Quasi-two-dimensional confined exciton systems: highly statistically degenerate exciton systems containing more than tens of thousands of excitons within areas as small as (10 micrometer){sup 2} were observed. The spatial and energy distributions of optically active excitons were used as thermodynamic quantities to construct a phase diagram of the exciton system, demonstrating the existence of distinct phases. Optical and electrical properties of the CQW sample were examined thoroughly to provide deeper understanding of the formation mechanisms of these cold exciton systems. These insights offer new strategies for producing cold exciton systems, which may lead to opportunities for the realization of BEC in solid-state systems.

Lai, Chih-Wei Eddy

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid coupled modeling of the tropical Pacific using neural networks  

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Hybrid coupled modeling of the tropical Pacific using neural networks Shuyong Li, William W. Hsieh To investigate the potential for improving hybrid coupled models (HCM) of the tropical Pacific by the use: dynamical coupled models, statistical models and hybrid coupled models [Barnston et al., 1994]. A hybrid

Hsieh, William

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34 Chemical Shifts and Coupling Constants for CHP  

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It contains 31P NMR data (chemical shift, coupling constant), structural diagram, and solvent of CHP

M. Kumar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear interaction of meta-atoms through optical coupling  

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate a multi-frequency nonlinear coupling mechanism between split-ring resonators. We engineer the coupling between two microwave resonators through optical interaction, whilst suppressing the direct electromagnetic coupling. This allows for a power-dependent interaction between the otherwise independent resonators, opening interesting opportunities to address applications in signal processing, filtering, directional coupling, and electromagnetic compatibility.

Slobozhanyuk, A. P.; Kapitanova, P. V.; Filonov, D. S.; Belov, P. A. [National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO), St. Petersburg 197101 (Russian Federation)] [National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO), St. Petersburg 197101 (Russian Federation); Powell, D. A. [Nonlinear Physics Centre and Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia)] [Nonlinear Physics Centre and Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Shadrivov, I. V.; Kivshar, Yu. S. [National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO), St. Petersburg 197101 (Russian Federation) [National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO), St. Petersburg 197101 (Russian Federation); Nonlinear Physics Centre and Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Lapine, M., E-mail: mlapine@physics.usyd.edu.au [National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO), St. Petersburg 197101 (Russian Federation); Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), School of Physics, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia); McPhedran, R. C. [Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), School of Physics, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia)] [Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), School of Physics, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia)

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- An explicitly coupled hydro...  

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An explicitly coupled hydro-geomechanical model for simulating hydraulic fracturing in complex discrete fracture networks...

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CX-007160: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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60: Categorical Exclusion Determination 60: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-007160: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pinnacle Peak Substation Coupling Capacitor Voltage Transformer Installation CX(s) Applied: B4.6 Date: 05/10/2010 Location(s): Maricopa County, Arizona Office(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region Western proposes on installing a new 230-kilovolt coupling capacitor voltage transformer within the fenced area of the Pinnacle Peak Substation. This will also consist of, modifying the existing foundation structure & installing conduit & control cable in a trench to the control building. We will use existing access roads and vehicles such as pickup trucks, crew trucks, backhoes and bucket trucks to bring personnel and equipment to the work area. This work is necessary to maintain the safety and reliability of

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Analysis of atmospheric particular matter and water using atomic emission spectrometry with inductively-coupled plasma and two-jet plasmatron  

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A method for the atomic emission spectrometric analysis of air and water with inductively coupled and two-jet direct current plasmas has been developed. The method has been applied to the determination of impu...

I. G. Yudelevich; B. I. Zaksas…

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Interim Action Determination  

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Interim Action Determination Interim Action Determination Processing of Plutonium Materials from the DOE Standard 3013 Surveillance Program in H-Canyon at the Savannah River Site The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SPD SEIS, DOE/EIS-0283-S2). DOE is evaluating alternatives for disposition of non-pit plutonium that is surplus to the national

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Microwave Coupling to ECR and Alternative Heating Methods  

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The Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source (ECRIS) is nowadays the most effective device that can feed particle accelerators in a continuous and reliable way, providing high-current beams of low- and medium-charge-state ions and relatively intense currents for highly charged ions. The ECRIS is an important tool for research with ion beams (in surface, atomic, and nuclear science) while, on the other hand, it implies plasma under extreme conditions and thus constitutes an object of scientific interest in itself. The fundamental aspect of the coupling between the electromagnetic wave and the plasma is hereinafter treated together with some variations to the classical ECR heating mechanism, with particular attention being paid to the frequency tuning effect and two-frequency heating. Considerations of electron and ion dynamics will be presented together with some recent observations connecting the beam shape with the frequency of the electromagnetic wave feeding the cavity. The future challenges of higher-charg...

Celona, L

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron energy distributions in a magnetized inductively coupled plasma  

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Optimizing and controlling electron energy distributions (EEDs) is a continuing goal in plasma materials processing as EEDs determine the rate coefficients for electron impact processes. There are many strategies to customize EEDs in low pressure inductively coupled plasmas (ICPs), for example, pulsing and choice of frequency, to produce the desired plasma properties. Recent experiments have shown that EEDs in low pressure ICPs can be manipulated through the use of static magnetic fields of sufficient magnitudes to magnetize the electrons and confine them to the electromagnetic skin depth. The EED is then a function of the local magnetic field as opposed to having non-local properties in the absence of the magnetic field. In this paper, EEDs in a magnetized inductively coupled plasma (mICP) sustained in Ar are discussed with results from a two-dimensional plasma hydrodynamics model. Results are compared with experimental measurements. We found that the character of the EED transitions from non-local to local with application of the static magnetic field. The reduction in cross-field mobility increases local electron heating in the skin depth and decreases the transport of these hot electrons to larger radii. The tail of the EED is therefore enhanced in the skin depth and depressed at large radii. Plasmas densities are non-monotonic with increasing pressure with the external magnetic field due to transitions between local and non-local kinetics.

Song, Sang-Heon, E-mail: ssongs@umich.edu, E-mail: Sang-Heon.Song@us.tel.com [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2355 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2104 (United States); Yang, Yang, E-mail: yang-yang@amat.com [Applied Materials Inc., 974 E. Arques Avenue, M/S 81312, Sunnyvale, California 94085 (United States); Chabert, Pascal, E-mail: pascal.chabert@lpp.polytechnique.fr [LPP, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, UPMC, Paris XI, 91128 Palaiseau (France); Kushner, Mark J., E-mail: mjkush@umich.edu [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2122 (United States)

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Acoustically determined linear piezoelectric response of lithium niobate up to 1100?V  

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We present a method to measure high voltages using the piezoelectric crystal lithium niobate without using voltage dividers. A 36° Y-X cut lithium niobate crystal was coupled to two acoustic transducers, where direct current voltages were applied from 128–1100?V. The time-of-flight through the crystal was determined to be linearly dependent on the applied voltage. A model was developed to predict the time-delay in response to the applied voltage. The results show a sensitivity of 17 fs/V with a measurement error of 1 fs/V was achievable using this method. The sensitivity of this method can be increased by measuring the acoustic wave after multiple passes through the crystal. This method has many advantages over traditional techniques such as: favorable scalability for larger voltages, ease of use, cost effectiveness, and compactness.

Patel, N. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 (United States); Branch, D. W.; Cular, S. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States); Schamiloglu, E. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 (United States)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass and $K?$ coupling of $N^*(1535)$  

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Using resonance isobar model and effective Lagrangian approach, from recent BES results on $J/\\psi\\to\\bar pp\\eta$ and $\\psi\\to\\bar pK^+\\Lambda$, we deduce the ratio between effective coupling constants of $N^*(1535)$ to $K\\Lambda$ and $p\\eta$ to be $R\\equiv g_{N^*(1535)K\\Lambda}/g_{N^*(