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1

Improved saturation determination with EPT  

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The accuracy of formation fluid saturations determined by analysis of well logging results has improved steadily over the years. However, the problem of what values to use for the exponents ''m'' and ''n'' in the saturation equation remains. Laboratory measurements on core samples show that these exponents can vary significantly over short intervals, but assumed average values must be used in actual calculations. These average values may or may not be representative, depending on the formation homogeneity. The EPT (Electromagnetic Propagation Tool) measurement allows the calculation of saturations near the borehole without a knowledge of ''m'' or ''n''. Using the EPT saturation, a method is developed to calculate ''m'' and ''n'' from continuous record logs. These calculated values provide an improved water saturation calculation from the regular resistivity and porosity logs. Several examples are shown to demonstrate the application of the new method. Core analyses, core descriptions, and drill stem test results are included which support these improvements.

Freeman, D.W.; Henry, K.C.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination, Control & Improvement of an SKA Radio  

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SKA core sites were chosen in a sparsely populated part of South Africa, in the Northern Cape ProvinceDetermination, Control & Improvement of an SKA Radio Environment in South Africa Three potential -200 -150 -100 -50 0 Frequency spectrum 150 to 174 MHz Spectralpowerflux-density Agg Signal Kalahari

Ellingson, Steven W.

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Structure determination of enterovirus 71  

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Enterovirus 71 is a picornavirus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease but may induce fatal neurological illness in infants and young children. Enterovirus 71 crystallized in a body-centered orthorhombic space group with two particles in general orientations in the crystallographic asymmetric unit. Determination of the particle orientations required that the locked rotation function excluded the twofold symmetry axes from the set of icosahedral symmetry operators. This avoided the occurrence of misleading high rotation-function values produced by the alignment of icosahedral and crystallographic twofold axes. Once the orientations and positions of the particles had been established, the structure was solved by molecular replacement and phase extension.

Plevka, Pavel; Perera, Rushika; Cardosa, Jane; Kuhn, Richard J.; Rossmann, Michael G. (Purdue); (Sentinext)

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismicity and Improved Velocity Structure in Kuwait  

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The Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) began operation in 1997 and consists of nine three-component stations (eight short-period and one broadband) and is operated by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. Although the region is largely believed to be aseismic, considerable local seismicity is recorded by KNSN. Seismic events in Kuwait are clustered in two main groups, one in the south and another in the north. The KNSN station distribution is able to capture the southern cluster within the footprint of the network but the northern cluster is poorly covered. Events tend to occur at depths ranging from the free surface to about 20 km. Events in the northern cluster tend to be deeper than those in south, however this might be an artifact of the station coverage. We analyzed KNSN recordings of nearly 200 local events to improve understanding of seismic events and crustal structure in Kuwait, performing several analyses with increasing complexity. First, we obtained an optimized one-dimensional (1D) velocity model for the entire region using the reported KNSN arrival times and routine locations. The resulting model is consistent with a recently obtained model from the joint inversion of receiver functions and surface wave group velocities. Crustal structure is capped by the thick ({approx} 7 km) sedimentary rocks of the Arabian Platform underlain by normal velocities for stable continental crust. Our new model has a crustal thickness of 44 km, constrained by an independent study of receiver functions and surface wave group velocities by Pasyanos et al (2006). Locations and depths of events after relocation with the new model are broadly consistent with those reported by KISR, although a few events move more than a few kilometers. We then used a double-difference tomography technique (tomoDD) to jointly locate the events and estimate three-dimensional (3D) velocity structure. TomoDD is based on hypoDD relocation algorithm and it makes use of both absolute and relative arrival times. We obtained {approx}1500 absolute P and S arrival times and {approx}3200 P and S wave arrival time differences. Event locations do not change greatly when 3D velocity structure is included. Three-dimensional velocity structure, where resolvable, does not differ greatly from our optimized 1D model, indicating that the improved 1D model is adequate for routine event location. Finally, we calculated moment magnitudes, MW, for nearly 155 events using the coda magnitude technique of Mayeda et al., (2003). The fact that most of the relocated events occur below the known sedimentary structures extending to 7 km suggests that they are tectonic in origin. Shallow events within the sedimentary crust in the (southern) Minagish region may be related to oil field activities, although the current study cannot unambiguously determine the source of current seismicity in Kuwait. The improved velocity model reduces the scatter of travel time residuals relative to the locations reported in the KNSN bulletin and may be used for ground motion prediction and hazard estimate studies in Kuwait.

Gok, R M; Rodgers, A J; Al-Enezi, A

2006-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical Improvements in PV Degradation Rate Determination  

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As photovoltaic (PV) penetration of the power grid increases, it becomes vital to know how decreased power output may affect cost over time. In order to predict power delivery, the decline or degradation rates must be determined accurately. For non-spectrally corrected data several complete seasonal cycles (typically 3-5 years) are required to obtain reasonably accurate degradation rates. In a rapidly evolving industry such a time span is often unacceptable and the need exists to determine degradation rates accurately in a shorter period of time. Occurrence of outliers and data shifts are two examples of analytical problems leading to greater uncertainty and therefore to longer observation times. In this paper we compare three methodologies of data analysis for robustness in the presence of outliers, data shifts and shorter measurement time periods.

Jordan, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat pipe with improved wick structures  

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An improved planar heat pipe wick structure having projections formed by micromachining processes. The projections form arrays of interlocking, semi-closed structures with multiple flow paths on the substrate. The projections also include overhanging caps at their tops to increase the capillary pumping action of the wick structure. The capped projections can be formed in stacked layers. Another layer of smaller, more closely spaced projections without caps can also be formed on the substrate in between the capped projections. Inexpensive materials such as Kovar can be used as substrates, and the projections can be formed by electrodepositing nickel through photoresist masks.

Benson, David A. (Albuquerque, NM); Robino, Charles V. (Albuquerque, NM); Palmer, David W. (Albuquerque, NM); Kravitz, Stanley H. (Placitas, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving NMR Protein Structure Quality by Rosetta Refinement...  

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NMR Protein Structure Quality by Rosetta Refinement: A Molecular Replacement Study. Improving NMR Protein Structure Quality by Rosetta Refinement: A Molecular Replacement Study....

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Power converter having improved terminal structure  

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A terminal structure for power electronics circuits reduces the need for a DC bus and thereby the incidence of parasitic inductance. The structure is secured to a support that may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support. The support may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as by direct contact between the terminal assembly and AC and DC circuit components. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

Radosevich, Lawrence D.; Kannenberg, Daniel G.; Phillips, Mark G.; Kaishian, Steven C.

2007-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the accuracy of macromolecular structure refinement  

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Determination of Structural Carbohydrates and Lignin in Biomass...  

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Determination of Structural Carbohydrates and Lignin in Biomass Laboratory Analytical Procedure (LAP) Issue Date: April 2008 Revision Date: August 2012 (Version 08-03-2012) A....

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Determining benefits and costs of improved central air conditioner efficiencies  

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Products: Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Energyof Improved Central Air Conditioner Efficiencies Authorsresidential-type central air conditioner energy-efficiency

Rosenquist, G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron Diffraction Determination of Nanoscale Structures  

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Dominant research results on adsorption on gold clusters are reviewed, including adsorption of H{sub 2}O and O{sub 2} on gold cluster cations and anions, kinetics of CO adsorption to middle sized gold cluster cations, adsorption of CO on Au{sub n}{sup +} with induced changes in structure, and H{sub 2}O enhancement of CO adsorption.

Parks, Joel H

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Determination of Marine Bacteriogenic Manganese Oxides  

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Automating the determination of 3D protein structure  

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The creation of an automated method for determining 3D protein structure would be invaluable to the field of biology and presents an interesting challenge to computer science. Unfortunately, given the current level of protein knowledge, a completely automated solution method is not yet feasible, therefore, our group has decided to integrate existing databases and theories to create a software system that assists X-ray crystallographers in specifying a particular protein structure. By breaking the problem of determining overall protein structure into small subproblems, we hope to come closer to solving a novel structure by solving each component. By generating necessary information for structure determination, this method provides the first step toward designing a program to determine protein conformation automatically.

Rayl, K.D.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Write Protected Data Structures To Improve Software Fault Tolerance  

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This paper describes a database management system (DBMS) modified to use hardware write protection to guard critical DBMS data structures against software errors. Guarding (write-protecting) DBMS data improves. Guarding will be especially helpful in an extensible DBMS since it limits the power of extension code

California at Irvine, University of

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New rest wavelength determinations for 7 mid-infrared fine structure lines by ISO-SWS  

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Observations of the planetary nebulae NGC6302, NGC6543 and NGC7027 by the Short Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS) on board the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) have been used to determine rest wavelengths of spectral lines. We report on improved accuracies for wavelengths of 7 mid-infrared ionic fine structure lines.

H. Feuchtgruber; D. Lutz; D. A. Beintema

2001-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural determination of intact proteins using mass spectrometry  

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The present invention relates to novel methods of determining the sequence and structure of proteins. Specifically, the present invention allows for the analysis of intact proteins within a mass spectrometer. Therefore, preparatory separations need not be performed prior to introducing a protein sample into the mass spectrometer. Also disclosed herein are new instrumental developments for enhancing the signal from the desired modified proteins, methods for producing controlled protein fragments in the mass spectrometer, eliminating complex microseparations, and protein preparatory chemical steps necessary for cross-linking based protein structure determination.Additionally, the preferred method of the present invention involves the determination of protein structures utilizing a top-down analysis of protein structures to search for covalent modifications. In the preferred method, intact proteins are ionized and fragmented within the mass spectrometer.

Kruppa, Gary (San Francisco, CA); Schoeniger, Joseph S. (Oakland, CA); Young, Malin M. (Livermore, CA)

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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RECENT CRYSTAL STRUCTURE DETERMINATIONS BY NEUTRON DIFFRACTION AT OAK RIDGE  

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469. RECENT CRYSTAL STRUCTURE DETERMINATIONS BY NEUTRON DIFFRACTION AT OAK RIDGE By GEORGE M. BROWN and HENRI A. LEVY, Chemistry Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U. S. A ont été relevées grace au diffractomètre à neutrons d'Oak Ridge position- nant automatiquement les

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Determining the People Capacity of a Structure May 7, 1999  

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sustaining injury? Another important issue is that of comfort: how many people can be #12;t in a room, during, in an overcrowded room, might leave many people injured in the rush to exit whether or not the threat is realTeam 243 Determining the People Capacity of a Structure Team 243 May 7, 1999 1 Introduction

Mitchener, W. Garrett

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DETERMINATION, CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF AN SKA RADIO ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA  

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DETERMINATION, CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF AN SKA RADIO ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA By Neël Smuts1 ABSTRACT South Africa, in its bid to host the SKA2 , has adopted a dual approach to determine, assess Recommendations and Resolutions and South African legal provisions. An overview of this process is provided. Even

Ellingson, Steven W.

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Method and apparatus for determining material structural integrity  

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Disclosed are a nondestructive method and apparatus for determining the structural integrity of materials by combining laser vibrometry with damping analysis to determine the damping loss factor. The method comprises the steps of vibrating the area being tested over a known frequency range and measuring vibrational force and velocity vs time over the known frequency range. Vibrational velocity is preferably measured by a laser vibrometer. Measurement of the vibrational force depends on the vibration method: if an electromagnetic coil is used to vibrate a magnet secured to the area being tested, then the vibrational force is determined by the coil current. If a reciprocating transducer is used, the vibrational force is determined by a force gauge in the transducer. Using vibrational analysis, a plot of the drive point mobility of the material over the preselected frequency range is generated from the vibrational force and velocity data. Damping loss factor is derived from a plot of the drive point mobility over the preselected frequency range using the resonance dwell method and compared with a reference damping loss factor for structural integrity evaluation.

Pechersky, M.J.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for determining material structural integrity  

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A non-destructive method and apparatus for determining the structural integrity of materials by combining laser vibrometry with damping analysis techniques to determine the damping loss factor of a material. The method comprises the steps of vibrating the area being tested over a known frequency range and measuring vibrational force and velocity as a function of time over the known frequency range. Vibrational velocity is preferably measured by a laser vibrometer. Measurement of the vibrational force depends on the vibration method. If an electromagnetic coil is used to vibrate a magnet secured to the area being tested, then the vibrational force is determined by the amount of coil current used in vibrating the magnet. If a reciprocating transducer is used to vibrate a magnet secured to the area being tested, then the vibrational force is determined by a force gauge in the reciprocating transducer. Using known vibrational analysis methods, a plot of the drive point mobility of the material over the preselected frequency range is generated from the vibrational force and velocity measurements. The damping loss factor is derived from a plot of the drive point mobility over the preselected frequency range using the resonance dwell method and compared with a reference damping loss factor for structural integrity evaluation.

Pechersky, Martin (Aiken, SC)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for improving performance of electrical insulating structures  

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Removing the electrical field from the internal volume of high-voltage structures; e.g., bushings, connectors, capacitors, and cables. The electrical field is removed from inherently weak regions of the interconnect, such as between the center conductor and the solid dielectric, and places it in the primary insulation. This is accomplished by providing a conductive surface on the inside surface of the principal solid dielectric insulator surrounding the center conductor and connects the center conductor to this conductive surface. The advantage of removing the electric fields from the weaker dielectric region to a stronger area improves reliability, increases component life and operating levels, reduces noise and losses, and allows for a smaller compact design. This electric field control approach is currently possible on many existing products at a modest cost. Several techniques are available to provide the level of electric field control needed. Choosing the optimum technique depends on material, size, and surface accessibility. The simplest deposition method uses a standard electroless plating technique, but other metalization techniques include vapor and energetic deposition, plasma spraying, conductive painting, and other controlled coating methods.

Wilson, Michael J. (Modesto, CA); Goerz, David A. (Brentwood, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for improving performance of highly stressed electrical insulating structures  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Removing the electrical field from the internal volume of high-voltage structures; e.g., bushings, connectors, capacitors, and cables. The electrical field is removed from inherently weak regions of the interconnect, such as between the center conductor and the solid dielectric, and places it in the primary insulation. This is accomplished by providing a conductive surface on the inside surface of the principal solid dielectric insulator surrounding the center conductor and connects the center conductor to this conductive surface. The advantage of removing the electric fields from the weaker dielectric region to a stronger area improves reliability, increases component life and operating levels, reduces noise and losses, and allows for a smaller compact design. This electric field control approach is currently possible on many existing products at a modest cost. Several techniques are available to provide the level of electric field control needed. Choosing the optimum technique depends on material, size, and surface accessibility. The simplest deposition method uses a standard electroless plating technique, but other metalization techniques include vapor and energetic deposition, plasma spraying, conductive painting, and other controlled coating methods.

Wilson, Michael J. (Modesto, CA); Goerz, David A. (Brentwood, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for improving performance of electrical insulating structures  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Removing the electrical field from the internal volume of high-voltage structures; e.g., bushings, connectors, capacitors, and cables. The electrical field is removed from inherently weak regions of the interconnect, such as between the center conductor and the solid dielectric, and places it in the primary insulation. This is accomplished by providing a conductive surface on the inside surface of the principal solid dielectric insulator surrounding the center conductor and connects the center conductor to this conductive surface. The advantage of removing the electric fields from the weaker dielectric region to a stronger area improves reliability, increases component life and operating levels, reduces noise and losses, and allows for a smaller compact design. This electric field control approach is currently possible on many existing products at a modest cost. Several techniques are available to provide the level of electric field control needed. Choosing the optimum technique depends on material, size, and surface accessibility. The simplest deposition method uses a standard electroless plating technique, but other metalization techniques include vapor and energetic deposition, plasma spraying, conductive painting, and other controlled coating methods.

Wilson, Michael J.; Goerz, David A.

2004-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assignment structure determination Sample...  

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structure determination... complete side- chain resonance ... Source: Donald, Bruce Randall - Departments of Biochemistry & Computer Science, Duke University Collection:...

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Hierarchically Structured ZnO Nanorods-Nanosheets for Improved Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells  

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). This hierarchical structure had two advantages in improving the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the solar cells. INTRODUCTION The establishment of low-cost and high-performance solar cells for sustainable energy sourcesHierarchically Structured ZnO Nanorods-Nanosheets for Improved Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells

Cao, Guozhong

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Life extension of structural components via an improved nondestructive testing methodology  

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An experimental study was performed to determine the flaw detection sensitivity of advanced nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques with respect to structural applications. The techniques analyzed exemplify the incorporation ...

Hohmann, Brian P. (Brian Patrick)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion-resistant multilayer structures with improved reflectivity  

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In one general embodiment, a thin film structure includes a substrate; a first corrosion barrier layer above the substrate; a reflective layer above the first corrosion barrier layer, wherein the reflective layer comprises at least one repeating set of sub-layers, wherein one of the sub-layers of each set of sub-layers being of a corrodible material; and a second corrosion barrier layer above the reflective layer. In another general embodiment, a system includes an optical element having a thin film structure as recited above; and an image capture or spectrometer device. In a further general embodiment, a laser according to one embodiment includes a light source and the thin film structure as recited above.

Soufli, Regina; Fernandez-Perea, Monica; Robinson, Jeff C.

2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving NMR Protein Structure Quality by Rosetta Refinement: A Molecular  

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Improving The Picture Of Nucleon Structure | Jefferson Lab  

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Improved substrate structures for InP-based devices  

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A substrate structure for an InP-based semiconductor device having an InP-based film is disclosed. The substrate structure includes a substrate region having a light-weight bulk substrate and an upper GaAs layer. An interconnecting region is disposed between the substrate region and the InP-based device. The interconnecting region includes a compositionally graded intermediate layer substantially lattice matched at its one end to the GaAs layer and substantially lattice matched at its opposite end to the InP-based film. The interconnecting region further includes a dislocation mechanism disposed between the GaAs layer and the InP-based film in cooperation with the graded intermediate layer, the buffer mechanism blocking and inhibiting propagation of threading dislocations between the substrate region and the InP-based device. 1 fig.

Wanlass, M.; Sheldon, P.

1988-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Determinants of Role Structure in Family Financial Management  

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Variables determining the role of husband and wife in family financial management are explored based on in-home, personal interviews. Financial tasks reflecting implementation activities and two groupings of decision ...

Rosen, Dennis L.; Granbois, Donald H.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anthraquinone Photonuclease Structure Determines Its Mode of Binding to DNA and the Cleavage  

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Anthraquinone Photonuclease Structure Determines Its Mode of Binding to DNA and the Cleavage recently described a set of anthraquinone derivatives that act as photonucleases.6 Three classes

Williams, Loren

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An improved thin film approximation to accurately determine the optical conductivity of graphene from infrared transmittance  

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This work presents an improved thin film approximation to extract the optical conductivity from infrared transmittance in a simple yet accurate way. This approximation takes into account the incoherent reflections from the backside of the substrate. These reflections are shown to have a significant effect on the extracted optical conductivity and hence on derived parameters as carrier mobility and density. By excluding the backside reflections, the error for these parameters for typical chemical vapor deposited (CVD) graphene on a silicon substrate can be as high as 17% and 45% for the carrier mobility and density, respectively. For the mid- and near-infrared, the approximation can be simplified such that the real part of the optical conductivity is extracted without the need for a parameterization of the optical conductivity. This direct extraction is shown for Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) transmittance measurements of CVD graphene on silicon in the photon energy range of 3707000?cm{sup ?1}. From the real part of the optical conductivity, the carrier density, mobility, and number of graphene layers are determined but also residue, originating from the graphene transfer, is detected. FTIR transmittance analyzed with the improved thin film approximation is shown to be a non-invasive, easy, and accurate measurement and analysis method for assessing the quality of graphene and can be used for other 2-D materials.

Weber, J. W.; Bol, A. A. [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Sanden, M. C. M. van de [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Nieuwegein (Netherlands)

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Holdup Profiles in Structured Packing Determined via Neutron Radiography  

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scans of an operating air-water contactor were performed at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR packings are widely employed in vapor-liquid contacting devices for distillation, absorption, and stripping. The high specific surface areas (ap), regular geometries, and high void fraction () of structured packing

Eldridge, R. Bruce

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Computing Approximate Solutions of the Protein Structure Determination Problem using  

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dovier@dimi.uniud.it 3 Dept. of Computer Science, New Mexico State University epontell conformation of protein structures, in particular in the context of energy landscape studies [25, 16, 2, 22, 1 be effectively em- ployed to solve energy minimization problems, and thus, can be used to com- pute putative

Dal Palù, Alessandro

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Pairwise covariance adds little to secondary structure prediction but improves the prediction of non-canonical local structure  

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Amino acid sequence probability distributions, or profiles, have been used successfully to predict secondary structure and local structure in proteins. Profile models assume the statistical independence of each position in the sequence, but the energetics of protein folding is better captured in a scoring function that is based on pairwise interactions, like a force field. I-sites motifs are short sequence/structure motifs that populate the protein structure database due to energy-driven convergent evolution. Here we show that a pairwise covariant sequence model does not predict alpha helix or beta strand significantly better overall than a profile-based model, but it does improve the prediction of certain loop motifs. The finding is best explained by considering secondary structure profiles as multivariant, all-or-none models, which subsume covariant models. Pairwise covariance is nonetheless present and energetically rational. Examples of negative design are present, where the covariances disfavor non-native structures. Measured pairwise covariances are shown to be statistically robust in cross-validation tests, as long as the amino acid alphabet is reduced to nine classes. We present an updated I-sites local structure motif library and web server that provide sequence covariance information for all types of local structure in globular proteins.

Bystroff, Christopher; Webb-Robertson, Bobbie-Jo M.

2009-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Premise Structure in Evolving Takagi-Sugeno Neuro-Fuzzy Classifiers  

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. The presented approach is based on a first-order Takagi- Sugeno neuro-fuzzy model. We propose a modification for almost any pattern recognition task. The main problem in classification is to induce a classifier fromImproving Premise Structure in Evolving Takagi-Sugeno Neuro-Fuzzy Classifiers Abdullah Almaksour

Boyer, Edmond

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Hierarchical Structural Approach to Improving the Browsability of Web Search Engine Results  

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Hierarchical Structural Approach to Improving the Browsability of Web Search Engine Results Hang,zaiane}@cs.ualberta.ca Abstract Web users have been mainly relying on Web search engines to find information of interest on the Web. However, two key issues remain with traditional Web search engines: the browsability of searching

Zaiane, Osmar R.

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Improved determination of the astrophysical S(0) factor of the (15)N(p,alpha)(12)C reaction  

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RAPID COMMUNICATIONS PHYSICAL REVIEW C 80, 012801(R) (2009) Improved determination of the astrophysical S(0) factor of the 15N( p, ?)12C reaction M. La Cognata,1 V. Z. Goldberg,2 A. M. Mukhamedzhanov,2 C. Spitaleri,1,* and R. E. Tribble2 1DMFCI...

La Cognata, M.; Goldberg, V. Z.; Mukhamedzhanov, A. M.; Spitaleri, C.; Tribble, Robert E.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Refinement against ProtonProton Dipolar Couplings in NMR Structure Determination of Macromolecules  

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Direct Refinement against Proton­Proton Dipolar Couplings in NMR Structure Determination in macromolecular structure refinement are pre- sented. Potentials are described for direct refinement against 1 H­1 dipolar coupling refinement is illustrated using the small protein ubiquitin. It is shown that direct 1 H

Clore, G. Marius

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ON THE USE OF EXTENDED X-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE SPECTROSCOPY TO DETERMINE THE BONDING CONFIGURATIONS OF  

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ON THE USE OF EXTENDED X-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE SPECTROSCOPY TO DETERMINE THE BONDING Rights Reserved #12;ON THE USE OF EXTENDED X-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE SPECTROSCOPY TO DETERMINE

Sparks, Donald L.

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Improved Structure and Fabrication of Large, High-Power KHPS Rotors - Final Scientific/Technical Report  

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Verdant Power, Inc, working in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and the University of Minnesota St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), among other partners, used evolving Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) models and techniques to improve the structure and fabrication of large, high-power composite Kinetic Hydropower System (KHPS) rotor blades. The objectives of the project were to: design; analyze; develop for manufacture and fabricate; and thoroughly test, in the lab and at full scale in the water, the improved KHPS rotor blade.

Corren, Dean [Verdant Power, Inc.; Colby, Jonathan [Verdant Power, Inc.; Adonizio, Mary Ann [Verdant Power, Inc.

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Measurement of the Muon Lifetime and Determination of the Fermi Constant  

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The MuLan collaboration has measured the lifetime of the positve muon to a precision of 1.0 parts per million. The Fermi constant is determined to a precision of 0.6 parts per million.

P. T. Debevec

2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved method for the determination of the wellstream gas specific gravity for retrograde gases  

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solution of the equation. Th1s term, the additional gas production (AGP), accounts for the gas production from low pressure separators. Second, the vapor-equivalent of the primary separator liquid (VEQ) correlation has been improved. And third, AGP... and VEQ correlations were developed for both two-stage and three-stage separation systems. These correlat1ons were developed using the flash liberation results from 234 laboratory fluid analyses. The models wer e fit to the data using non-11near...

Gold, David Keith

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of transient atomic structure of laser-excited materials from time-resolved diffraction data  

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The time evolution of the Bragg peaks of photo-excited gold nanofilms is measured using transmission ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) with 3.0 MeV electron pulses and the corresponding structure evolution is calculated using two-temperature molecular dynamics (2T-MD). The good agreement obtained between the measured and calculated Bragg peaks, over the full experimental timescale, enables the lattice temperature effects and the structural changes to be disentangled for the first time. The agreement demonstrates that 2T-MD is a reliable method for solving the inverse problem of structure determination of laser irradiated metals in UED measurements.

Giret, Yvelin [The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan) [The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT London (United Kingdom); Naruse, Nobuyasu; Murooka, Yoshie; Yang, Jinfeng; Tanimura, Katsumi [The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)] [The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Daraszewicz, Szymon L.; Duffy, Dorothy M.; Shluger, Alexander L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT London (United Kingdom)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT London (United Kingdom)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Lithium Enolates of Simple Ketones: Structure Determination Using the Method of Continuous Variation  

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Lithium Enolates of Simple Ketones: Structure Determination Using the Method of Continuous of continuous variation in conjunction with 6Li NMR spectroscopy was used to characterize lithium enolates,N,N,N-tetramethylethylenediamine and cubic tetramers in tetrahydrofuran and 1,2-dimethoxyethane. Introduction Lithium enolates are used

Collum, David B.

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Lithium Phenolates Solvated by Tetrahydrofuran and 1,2-Dimethoxyethane: Structure Determination Using the  

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Lithium Phenolates Solvated by Tetrahydrofuran and 1,2-Dimethoxyethane: Structure Determination: The method of continuous variation in conjunction with 6 Li NMR spectroscopy was used to characterize lithium substrate- and solvent-dependent combinations of lithium phenolate monomers, dimers, trimers, tetramers

Collum, David B.

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Lipid Bilayer Structure Determined by the Simultaneous Analysis of Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Data  

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Lipid Bilayer Structure Determined by the Simultaneous Analysis of Neutron and X-Ray Scattering) and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) bilayers by simultaneously analyzing x-ray and neutron scattering data. The neutron data electron and neutron scattering density profiles. A key result of the analysis is the molecular surface

Nagle, John F.

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Charge states rather than propensity for -structure determine enhanced fibrillogenesis in wild-type  

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Charge states rather than propensity for -structure determine enhanced fibrillogenesis in wild -peptide relative to that of the wild-type peptide has been observed. The increased activity has been; Watson et al. 1999; Esler et al. 2000a). Two particular natu- rally occurring mutant forms of the wild

Straub, John E.

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Input/Output of ab-initio nuclear structure calculations for improved performance and portability  

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Many modern scientific applications rely on highly computation intensive calculations. However, most applications do not concentrate as much on the role that input/output operations can play for improved performance and portability. Parallelizing input/output operations of large files can significantly improve the performance of parallel applications where sequential I/O is a bottleneck. A proper choice of I/O library also offers a scope for making input/output operations portable across different architectures. Thus, use of parallel I/O libraries for organizing I/O of large data files offers great scope in improving performance and portability of applications. In particular, sequential I/O has been identified as a bottleneck for the highly scalable MFDn (Many Fermion Dynamics for nuclear structure) code performing ab-initio nuclear structure calculations. We develop interfaces and parallel I/O procedures to use a well-known parallel I/O library in MFDn. As a result, we gain efficient I/O of large datasets along with their portability and ease of use in the down-stream processing. Even situations where the amount of data to be written is not huge, proper use of input/output operations can boost the performance of scientific applications. Application checkpointing offers enormous performance improvement and flexibility by doing a negligible amount of I/O to disk. Checkpointing saves and resumes application state in such a manner that in most cases the application is unaware that there has been an interruption to its execution. This helps in saving large amount of work that has been previously done and continue application execution. This small amount of I/O provides substantial time saving by offering restart/resume capability to applications. The need for checkpointing in optimization code NEWUOA has been identified and checkpoint/restart capability has been implemented in NEWUOA by using simple file I/O.

Laghave, Nikhil

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Equilibration of experimentally determined protein structures for molecular dynamics simulation Emily B. Walton and Krystyn J. VanVliet*  

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Equilibration of experimentally determined protein structures for molecular dynamics simulation well studied, ranging from refinements of static x-ray crystallog- raphy structures to dynamic Preceding molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecular interactions, the molecule of interest is often

Van Vliet, Krystyn J.

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Computational tools for experimental determination and theoretical prediction of protein structure  

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This tutorial was one of eight tutorials selected to be presented at the Third International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology which was held in the United Kingdom from July 16 to 19, 1995. The authors intend to review the state of the art in the experimental determination of protein 3D structure (focus on nuclear magnetic resonance), and in the theoretical prediction of protein function and of protein structure in 1D, 2D and 3D from sequence. All the atomic resolution structures determined so far have been derived from either X-ray crystallography (the majority so far) or Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy (becoming increasingly more important). The authors briefly describe the physical methods behind both of these techniques; the major computational methods involved will be covered in some detail. They highlight parallels and differences between the methods, and also the current limitations. Special emphasis will be given to techniques which have application to ab initio structure prediction. Large scale sequencing techniques increase the gap between the number of known proteins sequences and that of known protein structures. They describe the scope and principles of methods that contribute successfully to closing that gap. Emphasis will be given on the specification of adequate testing procedures to validate such methods.

O`Donoghue, S.; Rost, B.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Can a more realistic model error structure improve the parameter estimation in modelling the dynamics of sh populations?  

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or applying an estimation method that is robust to the error structure assumption in modelling the dynamicsCan a more realistic model error structure improve the parameter estimation in modelling the dynamics of sh populations? Y. Chena,* , J.E. Paloheimob a Fisheries Conservation Chair Program, Fisheries

Chen, Yong

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Understanding and Improving High-Temperature Structural Properties of Metal-Silicide Intermetallics  

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The objective of this project was to understand and improve high-temperature structural properties of metal-silicide intermetallic alloys. Through research collaboration between the research team at West Virginia University (WVU) and Dr. J.H. Schneibel at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), molybdenum silicide alloys were developed at ORNL and evaluated at WVU through atomistic modeling analyses, thermo-mechanical tests, and metallurgical studies. In this study, molybdenum-based alloys were ductilized by dispersing MgAl2O4 or MgO spinel particles. The addition of spinel particles is hypothesized to getter impurities such as oxygen and nitrogen from the alloy matrix with the result of ductility improvement. The introduction of fine dispersions has also been postulated to improve ductility by acting as a dislocation source or reducing dislocation pile-ups at grain boundaries. The spinel particles, on the other hand, can also act as local notches or crack initiation sites, which is detrimental to the alloy mechanical properties. Optimization of material processing condition is important to develop the desirable molybdenum alloys with sufficient room-temperature ductility. Atomistic analyses were conducted to further understand the mechanism of ductility improvement of the molybdenum alloys and the results showed that trace amount of residual oxygen may be responsible for the brittle behavior of the as-cast Mo alloys. For the alloys studied, uniaxial tensile tests were conducted at different loading rates, and at room and elevated temperatures. Thermal cycling effect on the mechanical properties was also studied. Tensile tests for specimens subjected to either ten or twenty thermal cycles were conducted. For each test, a follow-up detailed fractography and microstructural analysis were carried out. The test results were correlated to the size, density, distribution of the spinel particles and processing time. Thermal expansion tests were carried out using thermo-mechanical analyzer (TMA). Results showed that the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) value decreases with the addition of spinel and silicide particles. Thermo-cycling tests showed that molybdenum alloy with 6% wt of spinel (MgAl2O4) developed microcracks which were caused by thermal expansion mismatch between the spinel particles and molybdenum matrix, as well as the processing conditions. Detailed post-mortem studies of microstructures and segregation of impurities to the oxide dispersion/Mo interfaces were conducted using x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS).

Bruce S. Kang

2005-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing the Nano and Micro Structure of Concrete toImprove its Durability  

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New and advanced methodologies have been developed to characterize the nano and microstructure of cement paste and concrete exposed to aggressive environments. High resolution full-field soft X-ray imaging in the water window is providing new insight on the nano scale of the cement hydration process, which leads to a nano-optimization of cement-based systems. Hard X-ray microtomography images of ice inside cement paste and cracking caused by the alkali?silica reaction (ASR) enables three-dimensional structural identification. The potential of neutron diffraction to determine reactive aggregates by measuring their residual strains and preferred orientation is studied. Results of experiments using these tools are shown on this paper.

Monteiro, P.J.M.; Kirchheim, A.P.; Chae, S.; Fischer, Peter; MacDowell, Alastair; Schaible, Eirc; Wenk, H.R.; Macdowell, Alastair A.

2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing the nano and micro structure of concrete to improve its durability  

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New and advanced methodologies have been developed to characterize the nano and microstructure of cement paste and concrete exposed to aggressive environments. High resolution full-field soft X-ray imaging in the water window is providing new insight on the nano scale of the cement hydration process, which leads to a nano-optimization of cement-based systems. Hard X-ray microtomography images on ice inside cement paste and cracking caused by the alkali-silica reaction (ASR) enables three-dimensional structural identification. The potential of neutron diffraction to determine reactive aggregates by measuring their residual strains and preferred orientation is studied. Results of experiments using these tools will be shown on this paper.

Monteiro, P.J.M.; Kirchheim, A.P.; Chae, S.; Fischer, P.; MacDowell, A.A.; Schaible, E.; Wenk, H.R.

2008-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental level-structure determination in odd-odd actinide nuclei  

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The status of experimental determination of level structure in odd-odd actinide nuclei is reviewed. A technique for modeling quasiparticle excitation energies and rotational parameters in odd-odd deformed nuclei is applied to actinide species where new experimental data have been obtained by use of neutron-capture gamma-ray spectroscopy. The input parameters required for the calculation are derived from empirical data on single-particle excitations in neighboring odd-mass nuclei. Calculated configuration-specific values for the Gallagher-Moszkowski splittings are used. Calculated and experimental level structures for /sup 238/Np, /sup 244/Am, and /sup 250/Bk are compared, as well as those for several nuclei in the rare-earth region. The agreement for the actinide species is excellent, with bandhead energies deviating 22 keV and rotational parameters 5%, on the average. Applications of this modeling technique are discussed.

Hoff, R.W.

1985-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure determination of {alpha}-La{sub 6}W{sub 2}O{sub 15}  

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The structure of the high temperature alpha form of La{sub 6}W{sub 2}O{sub 15} has been determined ab-initio from high temperature laboratory X-ray and neutron time-of-flight data. This tungstate crystallizes in the non-centrosymmetric orthorhombic space group (No. 20) C222{sub 1}, with Z=2, a=12.6250(2) A, b=9.1875(1) A, c=5.9688(1) A. The structure comprises [O{sub 2}La{sub 3}] infinite ribbons and is better described by the structural formula [O{sub 2}La{sub 3}]{sub 2}[WO{sub 5.5}]{sub 2}. Using this description we can understand the strong structural similarity of the present compound with compounds of the general composition BiM{sub 2}AO{sub 6} (M=Cu, Mg, Zn, Mn, Cd, Ca, Pb; A=P, As, V) described as [O{sub 2}M{sub 2}Bi][AO{sub 4}]. The [WO{sub 5.5}] entity implies oxygen disorder in the material. - Graphical abstract: Projection of the polyhedra around the tungsten atom. Atoms labelled in grey are occupied at 50%. Short oxygen-oxygen distances are marked. The polyhedra represents WO{sub 5.5} that is related to the structural unit W{sub 2}O{sub 11} unit. Alpha-La{sub 6}W{sub 2}O{sub 15} could be described as [O{sub 2}La{sub 3}]{sub 2}[WO{sub 5.5}]{sub 2}.

Chambrier, M-H., E-mail: marie-helene.chambier.etu@univ-lemans.f [Laboratoire des Oxydes et Fluorures, UMR-CNRS 6010, Universite du Maine, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France); Ibberson, R.M. [ISIS Facility, STFC-Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Goutenoire, F., E-mail: francois.goutenoire@univ-lemans.f [Laboratoire des Oxydes et Fluorures, UMR-CNRS 6010, Universite du Maine, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical Energy Analysis - determining wave energy distributions in complex vibro-acoustical structures  

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We propose a new approach towards determining the distribution of mechanical and acoustic wave energy in complex built-up structures. The technique interpolates between standard Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) and full ray tracing containing both these methods as limiting case. By writing the flow of ray trajectories in terms of linear phase space operators, it is suggested here to reformulate ray-tracing algorithms in terms of boundary operators containing only short ray segments. SEA can now be identified as a low resolution ray tracing algorithm and typical SEA assumptions can be quantified in terms of the properties of the ray dynamics. The new technique presented here enhances the range of applicability of standard SEA considerably by systematically incorporating dynamical correlations wherever necessary. Some of the inefficiencies inherent in typical ray tracing methods can be avoided using only a limited amount of the geometrical ray information. The new dynamical theory - Dynamical Energy Analysis (DEA) - thus provides a universal approach towards determining wave energy distributions in complex structures.

Gregor Tanner

2008-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Report of the Ad Hoc Committee to Determine the Needs and Structure of UW-Madison's Research Enterprise  

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1 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee to Determine the Needs and Structure of UW-Madison's Research the University of Wisconsin-Madison's preeminence in research and graduate education. The ad hoc committee has

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance methodology and applications to structure determination of peptides, proteins and amyloid fibrils  

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Several methodological developments and applications of multidimensional solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance to biomolecular structure determination are presented. Studies are performed in uniformly 3C, 15N isotope ...

Jaroniec, Christopher P

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of determining the extent to which a nickel structure has been attached by a fluorine-containing gas  

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The method of determining the extent to which a nickel structure has been attacked by a halogen containing gas to which it has been exposed which comprises preparing a quantity of water substantially free from dissolved oxygen, passing ammonia gas through a cuprammonium solution to produce ammonia substantially free from oxygen, dissolving said oxygen-free ammonia in said water to produce a saturated aqueous ammonia solution free from uncombined oxygen, treating at least a portion of said nickel structure of predetermined weight with said solution to dissolve nickel compounds from the surface of said structure without dissolving an appreciable amount of said nickel and analyzing the resulting solution to determine the quantity of said nickel compounds that was associated with said said portion of said structure to determine the proportion of combined nickel in said nickel structure.

Brusie, James P. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2004-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of Determining the Extent to which a Nickel Structure has been Attached by a Fluorine-Containing Gas  

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The method of determining the extent to which a nickel structure has been attacked by a halogen containing gas to which it has been exposed which comprises preparing a quantity of water substantially free from dissolved oxygen, passing ammonia gas through a cuprammonium solution to produce ammonia substantially free from oxygen, dissolving said oxygen-free ammonia in said water to produce a saturated aqueous ammonia solution free from uncombined oxygen, treating at least a portion of said nickel structure of predetermined weight with said solution to dissolve nickel compounds from the surface of said structure without dissolving an appreciable amount of said nickel and analyzing the resulting solution to determine the quantity of said nickel compounds that was associated with said said portion of said structure to determine the proportion of combined nickel in said nickel structure.

Brusie, James P.

2004-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Beta-Protein Structure Prediction by Multilevel Optimization of NonLocal Strand Pairings and Local  

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using backbone torsion-space moves. An iterative, energy-biased resampling strategy is used to exploreImproved Beta-Protein Structure Prediction by Multilevel Optimization of NonLocal Strand Pairings and Local Backbone Conformation Philip Bradley and David Baker* University of Washington, Seattle

Baker, David

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Improved CNT-Si heterojunction solar cell with structured single-walled carbon nanotubes Shigeo Maruyama1  

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Improved CNT-Si heterojunction solar cell with structured single-walled carbon nanotubes Shigeo of Tokyo, Japan 113-8656 2 Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science, Finland 3, mechanical, and thermal properties are expected to be the most promising materials for next-generation energy

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Improvement of pin-type amorphous silicon solar cell performance by employing double silicon-carbide p-layer structure  

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Improvement of pin-type amorphous silicon solar cell performance by employing double silicon-carbide Received 30 October 2003; accepted 18 November 2003 We investigated a double silicon-carbide p-layer structure consisting of a undiluted p-type amorphous silicon-carbide (p-a-SiC:H) window layer and a hydrogen

Kim, Yong Jung

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Phase 1. Screening guidelines to determine the structures exempt from Executive Order 12941  

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This report presents data regarding the guidelines for determining structures that are exempt from executive order 12941. Executive order 12941 was enacted to assure seismic safety of existing federally owned or leased buildings. This reports considered only the minimum amount of information. This information varied from building to building and from site to site. The scope of the guidelines is to cover all five DOE sites that fall under the DOE Oak Ridge Operations and are operated by LMES. These facilities are the ORNL, Y-12 Plant, K-25 Site all at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, Kentucky; and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Portsmouth, Ohio. Off site facilities, owned or leased, that are occupied by LMES are also included.

NONE

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, growth, structure determination and optical properties of chalcone derivative single crystal  

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Acquiring large nonlinear optical (NLO) efficient organic material is essential for the development of optoelectronics and photonic devices. Chalcone is the donor - ? - acceptor - ? - donor (D-?-A-?-D) type conjugated molecule with appreciable hyperpolarizability of potential interest in NLO applications. The addition of vinyl and electron donor groups in the chalcone molecule may enhance the second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency. Here we report the synthesis, crystal growth and characterization of a chalcone derivative 1-(4-methylphenyl)-5-(4-methoxyphenyl)-penta-2,4-dien-1-one (MPMPP). The MPMPP crystal was grown by slow evaporation solution growth technique from acetone. The grown crystal structure was studied by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The SHG efficiency of the grown crystal was determined by Kurtz and Perry method.

Karthi, S., E-mail: girijaeaswaradas@gmail.com; Girija, E. K., E-mail: girijaeaswaradas@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Periyar University, Salem - 636011 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement in mechanical properties through structural hierarchies in bio-inspired materials  

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Structural biological materials such as bone, nacre, insect cuticle, and sea sponge exoskeleton showcase the use of inferior building blocks like proteins and minerals to create structures that afford load-bearing and armor ...

Sen, Dipanjan, 1980-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved structural mechanics model for the FRAPCON nuclear fuel performance code  

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In order to provide improved predictions of Pellet Cladding Mechanical Interaction (PCMI) for the FRAPCON nuclear fuel performance code, a new model, the FRAPCON Radial-Axial Soft Pellet (FRASP) model, was developed. This ...

Mieloszyk, Alexander James

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved powertrain attributes development process with the use of design structure matrix  

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Automobiles are becoming increasingly complicated and are creating more of a challenge for the engineering teams working on them. This thesis focuses on improving the methods of managing powertrain attributes and the ...

Rinkevich, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1960-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using prosodic structure to improve pitch range variation in text to speech synthesis.  

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The intonation produced by current text-to-speech systems is often either flat or artificial sounding. Pitch range is one of the contributing factors which could be improved by more detailed linguistic knowledge. In ...

Clark, Robert A J

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TOWARD AN IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF STRUCTURE AND MAGNETISM IN NEPTUNIUM AND PLUTONIUM PHOSPHONATES AND SULFONATES  

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This grant supported the exploratory synthesis of new actinide materials with all of the actinides from thorium to californium with the exceptions of protactinium and berkelium. We developed detailed structure-property relationships that allowed for the identification of novel materials with selective ion-exchange, selective oxidation, and long-range magnetic ordering. We found novel bonding motifs and identified periodic trends across the actinide series. We identified structural building units that would lead to desired structural features and novel topologies. We also characterized many different spectroscopic trends across the actinide series. The grant support the preparation of approximately 1200 new compounds all of which were structurally characterized.

Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of historical incidences with Controls-Structures Interaction and recommended technology improvements needed to put hardware in space  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) conducted a survey for the Controls-Structures Interaction (CSI) Office of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Langley Research Center. The purpose of the survey was to collect information documenting past incidences of problems with CSI during design, analysis, ground development, test and/or flight operation of space systems in industry. The survey was conducted to also compile recommended improvements in technology to support future needs for putting hardware into space. 3 refs., 1 tab.

Ketner, G.L.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and Structure Determination of Ferromagnetic Semiconductors LaAMnSnO6 (A = Sr Ba)  

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LaAMnSnO{sub 6} (A = Sr, Ba) have been synthesized by high temperature solid-state reactions under dynamic 1% H{sub 2}/Ar flow. Rietveld refinements on room temperature powder X-ray diffraction data indicate that LaSrMnSnO{sub 6} crystallizes in the GdFeO{sub 3}-structure, with space group Pnma and, combined with transmission electron microscopy, LaBaMnSnO{sub 6} in Imma. Both space groups are common in disordered double-perovskites. The Mn{sup 3+} and Sn{sup 4+} ions whose valence states were confirmed by X-ray absorption spectroscopy, are completely disordered over the B-sites and the BO{sub 6} octahedra are slightly distorted. LaAMnSnO{sub 6} are ferromagnetic semiconductors with a T{sub C} = 83 K for the Sr- and 66 K for the Ba-compound. The title compounds, together with the previously reported LaCaMnSnO{sub 6} provide an interesting example of progression from Pnma to Imma as the tolerance factor increases. An analysis of the relationship between space group and tolerance factor for the series LaAMnMO{sub 6} (A = Ca, Sr, Ba; M = Sn, Ru) provides a better understanding of the symmetry determination for double perovskites.

T Yang; T Perkisas; J Hadermann; M Croft; A Ignatov; M Greenblatt

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Load Distribution for Load Rating of Low-Fill Box Structures  

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. The distribution of live loads on the top slab of a box culvert plays a major role in determining the rating factor of the culvert. The current AASHTO guidelines do not consider the effects of pavements present above the fill while determining the load distribution...

Acharya, Raju

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved resolution of hydrocarbon structures and constitutional isomers in complex mixtures using Gas Chromatography-Vacuum Ultraviolet-Mass Spectrometry (GC-VUV-MS)  

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Understanding the composition of complex hydrocarbon mixtures is important for environmental studies in a variety of fields, but many prevalent compounds cannot be confidently identified using traditional gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques. This work uses vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) ionization to elucidate the structures of a traditionally"unresolved complex mixture" by separating components by GC retention time, tR, and mass-to-charge ratio, m/Q, which are used to determine carbon number, NC, and the number of rings and double bonds, NDBE. Constitutional isomers are resolved based on tR, enabling the most complete quantitative analysis to date of structural isomers in an environmentally-relevant hydrocarbon mixture. Unknown compounds are classified in this work by carbon number, degree of saturation, presence of rings, and degree of branching, providing structural constraints. The capabilities of this analysis are explored using diesel fuel, in which constitutional isomer distribution patterns are shown to be reproducible between carbon numbers and follow predictable rules. Nearly half of the aliphatic hydrocarbon mass is shown to be branched, suggesting branching is more important in diesel fuel than previously shown. The classification of unknown hydrocarbons and the resolution of constitutional isomers significantly improves resolution capabilities for any complex hydrocarbon mixture.

Aerosol Dynamics Inc; Aerodyne Research, Inc.,; Tofwerk AG, Thun; Isaacman, Gabriel; Wilson, Kevin R.; Chan, Arthur W. H.; Worton, David R.; Kimmel, Joel R.; Nah, Theodora; Hohaus, Thorsten; Gonin, Marc; Kroll, Jesse H.; Worsnop, Doug R.; Goldstein, Allen H.

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Facilitation of protein 3-D structure determination using enhanced peptide amide deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (DXMS)  

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hydrophobic interaction in protein folding. Proc Natl Acad1999;28:1-27. 15. Protein Folding, Dynamics, and StructuralHydrogen exchange and protein folding. Curr. Opin. Struct.

Pantazatos, Dennis Peter

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using a structural and logics systems approach to infer bHLHDNA binding specificity determinants  

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Numerous efforts are underway to determine gene regulatory networks that describe physical relationships between transcription factors (TFs) and their target DNA sequences. Members of paralogous TF families typically ...

Masi, Federico De

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Structured Codes Improve the Bennett-Brassard-84 Quantum Key Rate  

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A central goal in information theory and cryptography is finding simple characterizations of optimal communication rates subject to various restrictions and security requirements. Ideally, the optimal key rate for a quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol would be given by {\\em single-letter formula} involving a simple optimization over a single use of an effective channel. We explore the possibility of such a formula for one of the simplest and most widely used QKD protocols--Bennett-Brassard-84 (BB84) with one way classical post-processing. We show that a conjectured single-letter key-rate formula is false, uncovering a deep ignorance about asymptotically good private codes and pointing towards unfortunate complications in the theory of QKD. These complications are not without benefit--with added complexity comes better key rates than previously thought possible. We improve the threshold for secure key generation from a bit error rate of 0.124 to 0.129.

Graeme Smith; Joseph M. Renes; John A. Smolin

2008-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved self-absorption correction for extended x-ray absorption fine-structure measurements  

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Extended x-ray absorption fine-structure (EXAFS) data collected in the fluorescence mode are susceptible to an apparent amplitude reduction due to the self-absorption of the fluorescing photon by the sample before it reaches a detector. Previous treatments have made the simplifying assumption that the effect of the EXAFS on the correction term is negligible, and that the samples are in the thick limit. We present a nearly exact treatment that can be applied for any sample thickness or concentration, and retains the EXAFS oscillations in the correction term.

Booth, C.H.; Bridges, F.

2003-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving electronic structure methods to predict nano-optoelectronics and nano-catalyst functions.  

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This report focuses on quantum chemistry and ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) calculations applied to elucidate the mechanism of the multi-step, 2-electron, electrochemical reduction of the green house gas molecule carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) to carbon monoxide (CO) in aqueous media. When combined with H{sub 2} gas to form synthesis ('syn') gas, CO becomes a key precursor to methane, methanol, and other useful hydrocarbon products. To elucidate the mechanism of this reaction, we apply computational electrochemistry which is a fledgling, important area of basic science critical to energy storage. This report highlights several approaches, including the calculation of redox potentials, the explicit depiction of liquid water environments using AIMD, and free energy methods. While costly, these pioneering calculations reveal the key role of hydration- and protonation-stabilization of reaction intermediates, and may inform the design of CO{sub 2}-capture materials as well as its electrochemical reduction. In the course of this work, we have also dealt with the challenges of identifying and applying electronic structure methods which are sufficiently accurate to deal with transition metal ion complex-based catalyst. Such electronic structure methods are also pertinent to the accurate modeling of actinide materials and therefore to nuclear energy research. Our multi-pronged effort towards achieving this titular goal of the LDRD is discussed.

Nielsen, Ida Marie B.; Marzari, Nicola (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Shelnutt, John Allen; Kulik, Heather J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Medforth, Craig John (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Leung, Kevin

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining soft segment structure-property effects in the enhancement of segmented polyurethane performance  

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Liquid Crystalline Elastomer (LCE)-inspired segmented polyurethane elastomers possessing widely different extents of ordering were created to mimic the hierarchical structure of the continuous matrix and superior mechanical ...

Waletzko, Ryan Scott

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural determinants for the inhibitory ligands of orotidine-5?-monophosphate decarboxylase  

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In recent years, orotidine-5{prime}-monophosphate decarboxylase (ODCase) has gained renewed attention as a drug target. As a part of continuing efforts to design novel inhibitors of ODCase, we undertook a comprehensive study of potent, structurally diverse ligands of ODCase and analyzed their structural interactions in the active site of ODCase. These ligands comprise of pyrazole or pyrimidine nucleotides including the mononucleotide derivatives of pyrazofurin, barbiturate ribonucleoside, and 5-cyanouridine, as well as, in a computational approach, 1,4-dihydropyridine-based non-nucleoside inhibitors such as nifedipine and nimodipine. All these ligands bind in the active site of ODCase exhibiting distinct interactions paving the way to design novel inhibitors against this interesting enzyme. We propose an empirical model for the ligand structure for rational modifications in new drug design and potentially new lead structures.

Meza-Avina, Maria Elena; Wei, Lianhu; Liu, Yan; Poduch, Ewa; Bello, Angelica M.; Mishra, Ram K.; Pai, Emil F.; Kotra, Lakshmi P. (TGRI); (Toronto)

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of new parameters for structure determination and dynamic investigations on biomacromolecules by NMR  

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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is unique in the content of structural as well as dynamic information that it can provide at atomic resolution. The aim of this PhD-thesis was to contribute to the understanding ...

Duchardt, Elke, 1975-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal neutron diffraction determination of the magnetic structure of EuCu{sub 2}Ge{sub 2}  

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The magnetic structure of EuCu{sub 2}Ge{sub 2} has been determined by flat-plate neutron powder diffraction. Two magnetic phases are present in the neutron diffraction pattern at 3.5?K. They have the same moment, within error, and a common transition temperature. Both {sup 151}Eu and {sup 153}Eu Mssbauer spectroscopy show that the two magnetic phases belong to the same crystallographic phase. Both phases can be modelled by planar helimagnetic structures: one with a propagation vector of [0.654(1), 0, 0], the other with a propagation vector of [0.410(1), 0.225(1), 0].

Rowan-Weetaluktuk, W. N.; Ryan, D. H., E-mail: dhryan@physics.mcgill.ca [Department of Physics, and Centre for the Physics of Materials, McGill University, 3600 University Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T8 (Canada); Lemoine, P. [Laboratoire CRISMAT, ENSICAEN, UMR 6508 CNRS, 6 Boulevard du Marchal Juin, 14050 Caen Cedex 4 (France); Cadogan, J. M. [School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra BC 2610 (Australia)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved algorithms for the calculation of resolved resonance cross sections with applications to the structural Doppler effect in fast reactors  

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Motivated by a need for an economical yet rigorous tool which can address the computation of the structural material Doppler effect, an extremely efficient improved RABANL capability has been developed utilizing the fact that the Doppler broadened line shape functions become essentially identical to the natural line shape functions or Lorentzian limits beyond about 100 Doppler widths from the resonance energy, or when the natural width exceeds about 200 Doppler widths. The computational efficiency has been further enhanced by preprocessing or screening a significant number of selected resonances during library preparation into composition and temperature independent smooth background cross sections. The resonances which are suitable for such pre-processing are those which are either very broad or those which are very weak. The former contribute very little to the Doppler effect and their self-shielding effect can readily be averaged into slowly varying background cross section data, while the latter contribute very little to either the Doppler or to self-shielding effects. To illustrate the accuracy and efficiency of the improved RABANL algorithms and resonance screening techniques, calculations have been performed for two systems, the first with a composition typical of the STF converter region and the second typical of an LMFBR core composition. Excellent agreement has been found for RABANL compared to the reference Monte Carlo solution obtained using the code VIM, and improved results have also been obtained for the narrow resonance approximation in the ultra-fine-group option of MC/sup 2/-2.

Hwang, R.N.; Toppel, B.J.; Henryson, H. II

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-003728: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Improved Structure and Fabrication of Large, High-Power Kinetic Hydropower System Rotors - Year 2 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B5.1 Date: 09162010 Location(s):...

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Structural changes in block copolymer solution under shear flow as determined by nonequilibrium molecular dynamics  

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A nonequilibrium molecular dynamics computer simulation on microsegregated solutions of symmetrical diblock copolymers is reported. As the polymer concentration increases, the system undergoes phase transitions in the following order: body centered cubic (BCC) micelles, hexagonal (HEX) cylinders, gyroid (GYR) bicontinuous networks, and lamellae (L), which are the same morphologies that have been reported for block copolymer melts. Structural classification is based on the patterns of the anisotropic static structure factor and characteristic 3-dimensional images. The systems in the BCC micellar ($\\rho\\sigma^{3}=0.3$) and HEX cylindrical ($\\rho\\sigma^{3}=0.4$) phases were then subjected to a steady planar shear flow. In weak shear flow, the segregated domains in both systems tend to rearrange into sliding parallel close-packed layers with their normal in the direction of the shear gradient. At higher shear rates both systems adopt a perpendicular lamellar structure with the normal along the neutral direction. A further increase in the shear rate results in a decrease in lamellar spacing without any further structural transitions. Two critical shear rate values that correspond to the demarcation of different structural behaviors were found.

Igor Rychkov; Kenichi Yoshikawa

2003-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of momentum fluxes determined from time and space structure functions  

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atmospheric conditions this assumption does not hold. However, Lumley and Panofsky (1964) have suggested that, at least for unstable and neutrally stable air, the atmospheric turbulence is more or less horizontally isotropic. In stable air... with respect to changes in structure function than does the wind stress. Originally, the observed values of the skewness, S, of 38 [u(x, y+r, z, t) ? u(x, y, z, t)] were to also be used in (6) to obtain values of energy dissipation rate from the structure...

Cain, Jimmy Darrell

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Microfluidic Device for Kinetic Optimization of Protein Crystallization and In Situ Structure Determination  

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A Microfluidic Device for Kinetic Optimization of Protein Crystallization and In Situ Structure Received November 10, 2005; E-mail: quake@stanford.edu Recently microfluidic technologies have emerged microfluidic crystallization devices do not allow the post- crystallization addition of cryoprotectant

Quake, Stephen R.

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Device and nondestructive method to determine subsurface micro-structure in dense materials  

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A method and a device to detect subsurface three-dimensional micro-structure in a sample by illuminating the sample with light of a given polarization and detecting light emanating from the sample that has a different direction of polarization by means of a confocal optical system.

Sun, Jiangang (Westmont, IL)

2006-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Using computerized tomography to determine ionospheric structures. Part 1, Notivation and basic approaches  

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Properties of the ionosphere are reviewed along with its correlations with other geophysical phenomena and with applications of ionospheric studies to communication, navigation, and surveillance systems. Computer tomography is identified as a method to determine the detailed, three-dimensional distribution of electron density within the ionosphere. Several tomography methods are described, with a basic approach illustrated by an example. Limitations are identified.

Vittitoe, C.N.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DETERMINING THE EFFECTS OF RADIATION ON AGING CONCRETE STRUCTURES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) is responsible for the Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) of nuclear facilities throughout the DOE Complex. Some of these facilities will be completely dismantled, while others will be partially dismantled and the remaining structure will be stabilized with cementitious fill materials. The latter is a process known as In-Situ Decommissioning (ISD). The ISD decision process requires a detailed understanding of the existing facility conditions, and operational history. System information and material properties are need for aged nuclear facilities. This literature review investigated the properties of aged concrete structures affected by radiation. In particular, this review addresses the Savannah River Site (SRS) isotope production nuclear reactors. The concrete in the reactors at SRS was not seriously damaged by the levels of radiation exposure. Loss of composite compressive strength was the most common effect of radiation induced damage documented at nuclear power plants.

Serrato, M.

2010-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Pore-structure determinations of silica aerogels by {sup 129}Xe NMR spectroscopy and imaging.  

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Silica aerogels represent a new class of open-pore materials with pore dimensions on a scale of tens of nanometers, and are thus classified as mesoporous materials. In this work, we show that the combination of NMR spectroscopy and chemical-shift selective magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can resolve some of the important aspects of the structure of silica aerogels. The use of xenon as a gaseous probe in combination with spatially resolved NMR techniques is demonstrated to be a powerful, new approach for characterizing the average pore structure and steady-state spatial distributions of xenon atoms in different physicochemical environments. Furthermore, dynamic NMR magnetization transfer experiments and pulsed-field gradient (PFG) measurements have been used to characterize exchange processes and diffusive motion of xenon in samples at equilibrium. In particular, this new NMR approach offers unique information and insights into the nanoscopic pore structure and microscopic morphology of aerogels and the dynamical behavior of occluded adsorbates. MRI provides spatially resolved information on the nature of the flaw regions found in these materials. Pseudo-first-order rate constants for magnetization transfer among the bulk and occluded xenon phases indicate xenon-exchange rate constants on the order of 1 s-1 for specimens having volumes of 0.03 cm3. PFG diffusion measurements show evidence of anisotropic diffusion for xenon occluded within aerogels, with nominal self-diffusivity coefficients on the order of D= 10-3cm2/s.

Gregory, D. M.; Gerald, R. E., II; Botto, R. E.; Chemistry

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A technique for determining the structure of cloud systems using satellite radiation data  

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Committee: Dr. A. H. Thompson During the period of 12-15 February 1975, a cyclone developed near Taiwan and moved northeast across the East China Sea. The availability of satellite infrared data, covering the period from two days prior to development un...- til about 36 h after the cyclone had exited the area, pro- vided an excellent opportunity to study the structure of a variety of cloud systems in a changing synoptic environ- ment. Primary emphasis was placed on the application of data received...

Laing, Arthur Ray

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric structure and variability in areas of convective storms determined from 3-h rawinsonde data  

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changes in TTI determined from charts in Fig. 58. . 101 60 61 62 Cumulative frequency distributions of changes in TTI in AVE II . . ~ . . . . . ~ Surface analysis at 2100 GMT, 11 May 1974 Satellite and radar composite at 2200 GMT, 11 May 1974 102... change in the probability of convective activity by a factor of 8 or more in 3 h. Between 30% and 60% of the total changes in parameters associated with convective activity over a 12-h period is shown to take place during a 3-h period. These large...

Wilson, Gregory Sims

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Resolution Structure and Dynamics of a Colicin-Receptor Complex Determined by Neutron Scattering  

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Proteins that translocate across cell membranes need to overcome a significant hydrophobic barrier. This is usually accomplished via specialized protein complexes, which provide a polar transmembrane pore. Exceptions to this include bacterial toxins, which insert into and cross the lipid bilayer itself. We are studying the mechanism by which large antibacterial proteins enter Escherichia coli via specific outer membrane proteins. Here we describe the use of neutron scattering to investigate the interaction of colicin N with its outer membrane receptor protein OmpF. The positions of lipids, colicin N, and OmpF were separately resolved within complex structures by the use of selective deuteration. Neutron reflectivity showed, in real time, that OmpF mediates the insertion of colicin N into lipid monolayers. This data were complemented by Brewster Angle Microscopy images, which showed a lateral association of OmpF in the presence of colicin N. Small angle neutron scattering experiments then defined the three-dimensional structure of the colicin N-OmpF complex. This revealed that colicin N unfolds and binds to the OmpF-lipid interface. The implications of this unfolding step for colicin translocation across membranes are discussed.

Clifton, Luke A [ORNL; Johnson, Christopher L [ORNL; Solovyova, Alexandra [University of Newcastle upon Tyne; Callow, Phil [Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL); Weiss, Kevin L [ORNL; Ridley, Helen [University of Newcastle upon Tyne; Le Brun, Anton P [ORNL; Kinane, Christian [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Webster, John [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Holt, Stephen A [ORNL; Lakey, Jeremy H [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal structure determination of the oxynitride Sr{sub 2}TaO{sub 3}N  

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The crystal structure of the strontium tantalum oxynitride Sr{sub 2}TaO{sub 3}N has been resolved by Rietveld refinement using time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction data. The structure is of the K{sub 2}NiF{sub 4} type with a partially ordered anion sublattice (tetragonal, I4/mmm, a = 4.04127(3) {angstrom}, c = 12.6073(2) {angstrom}, c/a = 3.120, Z = 2). The tantalum atoms are at the center of TaO{sub 2}(O, N){sub 4} octahedra built up from two oxygen atoms at the apexes and four (N + O) atoms statistically forming the median plane. The strontium atoms have a coordination number of nine: SrO{sub 5}(O, N){sub 4}. The profile agreement factors are R{sub p} = 0.022, R{sub wp} = 0.016, R{sub exp} = 0.012, and R{sub 1} = 0.063.

Diot, N.; Marchand, R. [Univ. de Rennes 1 (France). Lab. Verres et Ceramiques] [Univ. de Rennes 1 (France). Lab. Verres et Ceramiques; Haines, J.; Leger, J.M. [CNRS, Meudon (France). Lab. de Physicochimie des Materiaux] [CNRS, Meudon (France). Lab. de Physicochimie des Materiaux; Macaudiere, P. [Centre de Recherches d`Aubervilliers (France)] [Centre de Recherches d`Aubervilliers (France); Hull, S. [Rutherford Appleton Lab., Didcot (United Kingdom). ISIS Science Div.] [Rutherford Appleton Lab., Didcot (United Kingdom). ISIS Science Div.

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal structure determination of the oxynitride Sr[sub 2]TaO[sub 3]N  

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The crystal structure of the strontium tantalum oxynitride Sr[sub 2]TaO[sub 3]N has been resolved by Rietveld refinement using time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction data. The structure is of the K[sub 2]NiF[sub 4] type with a partially ordered anion sublattice (tetragonal, I4/mmm, a = 4.04127(3) [angstrom], c = 12.6073(2) [angstrom], c/a = 3.120, Z = 2). The tantalum atoms are at the center of TaO[sub 2](O, N)[sub 4] octahedra built up from two oxygen atoms at the apexes and four (N + O) atoms statistically forming the median plane. The strontium atoms have a coordination number of nine: SrO[sub 5](O, N)[sub 4]. The profile agreement factors are R[sub p] = 0.022, R[sub wp] = 0.016, R[sub exp] = 0.012, and R[sub 1] = 0.063.

Diot, N.; Marchand, R. (Univ. de Rennes 1 (France). Lab. Verres et Ceramiques); Haines, J.; Leger, J.M. (CNRS, Meudon (France). Lab. de Physicochimie des Materiaux); Macaudiere, P. (Centre de Recherches d'Aubervilliers (France)); Hull, S. (Rutherford Appleton Lab., Didcot (United Kingdom). ISIS Science Div.)

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Standard Practice for Determining NeutronExposures for Nuclear Reactor Vessel Support Structures  

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1.1 This practice covers procedures for monitoring the neutron radiation exposures experienced by ferritic materials in nuclear reactor vessel support structures located in the vicinity of the active core. This practice includes guidelines for: 1.1.1 Selecting appropriate dosimetric sensor sets and their proper installation in reactor cavities. 1.1.2 Making appropriate neutronics calculations to predict neutron radiation exposures. 1.2 This practice is applicable to all pressurized water reactors whose vessel supports will experience a lifetime neutron fluence (E > 1 MeV) that exceeds 1 1017 neutrons/cm2 or 3.0 10?4 dpa. (See Terminology E 170.) 1.3 Exposure of vessel support structures by gamma radiation is not included in the scope of this practice, but see the brief discussion of this issue in 3.2. 1.4 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 appropriate safety and h...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and Biochemical Determinants of Ligand Binding by the c-di-GMP Riboswitch  

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The bacterial second messenger c-di-GMP is used in many species to control essential processes that allow the organism to adapt to its environment. The c-di-GMP riboswitch (GEMM) is an important downstream target in this signaling pathway and alters gene expression in response to changing concentrations of c-di-GMP. The riboswitch selectively recognizes its second messenger ligand primarily through contacts with two critical nucleotides. However, these two nucleotides are not the most highly conserved residues within the riboswitch sequence. Instead, nucleotides that stack with c-di-GMP and that form tertiary RNA contacts are the most invariant. Biochemical and structural evidence reveals that the most common natural variants are able to make alternative pairing interactions with both guanine bases of the ligand. Additionally, a high-resolution (2.3 {angstrom}) crystal structure of the native complex reveals that a single metal coordinates the c-di-GMP backbone. Evidence is also provided that after transcription of the first nucleotide on the 3{prime}-side of the P1 helix, which is predicted to be the molecular switch, the aptamer is functional for ligand binding. Although large energetic effects occur when several residues in the RNA are altered, mutations at the most conserved positions, rather than at positions that base pair with c-di-GMP, have the most detrimental effects on binding. Many mutants retain sufficient c-di-GMP affinity for the RNA to remain biologically relevant, which suggests that this motif is quite resilient to mutation.

Smith, K.; Lipchock, S; Livingston,; Shanahan, C; Strobel, S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biochemical Characterization and Structure Determination of a Prolyl 4-Hydroxylase-like Protein from Bacillus anthracis  

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Assay 64 3.2.5.2 UV-Vis Spectroscopy Coupled Assay 65 3.2.5.3 O 2 Electrode Assay 66 3.2.6 Anaerobic UV-vis Spectroscopy Monitoring Anthrax-P4H Cofactor Binding 67 3.2.7 UV-vis Spectroscopic Titration of Anthrax-P4H with !KG 68 3.2.8 Determination.../Fe(II)-Oxygenases 83 3.3.7 O 2 Electrode Assay for Anthrax-P4H Activity 85 3.3.8 pH-Dependency of Uncoupled Reaction Catalyzed by Anthrax-P4H 88 3.3.9 Anaerobic UV-Vis Spectroscopy Monitoring Anthrax-P4H Binding 89 3.3.10 Recombinant Bacillus (Collagen...

Culpepper, Megen

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The Molecular Structure of a Phosphatidylserine Bilayer Determined by Scattering and Molecular Dynamics Simulations  

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Phosphatidylserine (PS) lipids play essential roles in biological processes, including enzyme activation and apoptosis. We report on the molecular structure and atomic scale interactions of a fluid bilayer composed of 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylserine (POPS). A scattering density profile model, aided by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, was developed to jointly refine different contrast small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering data, which yielded a lipid area of 62.7 A2 at 25 C. MD simulations with POPS lipid area constrained at different values were also performed using all-atom and aliphatic united-atom models. The optimal simulated bilayer was obtained using a model-free comparison approach. Examination of the simulated bilayer, which agrees best with the experimental scattering data, reveals a preferential interaction between Na+ ions and the terminal serine and phosphate moieties. Long-range inter-lipid interactions were identified, primarily between the positively charged ammonium, and the negatively charged carboxylic and phosphate oxygens. The area compressibility modulus KA of the POPS bilayer was derived by quantifying lipid area as a function of surface tension from area-constrained MD simulations. It was found that POPS bilayers possess a much larger KA than that of neutral phosphatidylcholine lipid bilayers. We propose that the unique molecular features of POPS bilayers may play an important role in certain physiological functions.

Pan, Jianjun [University of South Florida, Tampa (USF)] [University of South Florida, Tampa (USF); Cheng, Xiaolin [ORNL] [ORNL; Monticelli, Luca [Institut National de la Sant et de la Recherche Mdicale (INSERM) and INTS, France] [Institut National de la Sant et de la Recherche Mdicale (INSERM) and INTS, France; Heberle, Frederick A [ORNL] [ORNL; Kucerka, Norbert [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) and Comenius University,] [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) and Comenius University,; Tieleman, D. Peter [University of Calgary, ALberta, Canada] [University of Calgary, ALberta, Canada; Katsaras, John [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nine Crystal Structures Determine the Substrate Envelope of the MDR HIV-1 Protease  

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Under drug selection pressure, emerging mutations render HIV-1 protease drug resistant, leading to the therapy failure in anti-HIV treatment. It is known that nine substrate cleavage site peptides bind to wild type (WT) HIV-1 protease in a conserved pattern. However, how the multidrug-resistant (MDR) HIV-1 protease binds to the substrate cleavage site peptides is yet to be determined. MDR769 HIV-1 protease (resistant mutations at residues 10, 36, 46, 54, 62, 63, 71, 82, 84, and 90) was selected for present study to understand the binding to its natural substrates. MDR769 HIV-1 protease was co-crystallized with nine substrate cleavage site hepta-peptides. Crystallographic studies show that MDR769 HIV-1 protease has an expanded substrate envelope with wide open flaps. Furthermore, ligand binding energy calculations indicate weaker binding in MDR769 HIV-1 protease-substrate complexes. These results help in designing the next generation of HIV-1 protease inhibitors by targeting the MDR HIV-1 protease.

Liu, Zhigang; Wang, Yong; Brunzelle, Joseph; Kovari, Iulia A.; Kovari, Ladislau C. (WSU-MED); (NWU)

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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DETERMINATION OF SUB-RESOLUTION STRUCTURE OF A JET BY SOLAR MAGNETOSEISMOLOGY  

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A thin dark thread is observed in a UV/EUV solar jet in the 171 A, 193 A, and 211 A, and partially in 304 A. The dark thread appears to originate in the chromosphere but its temperature does not appear to lie within the passbands of the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory. We therefore implement solar magnetoseismology to estimate the plasma parameters of the dark thread. A propagating kink (transverse) wave is observed to travel along the dark thread. The wave is tracked over a range of {approx}7000 km by placing multiple slits along the axis of the dark thread. The phase speed and amplitude of the wave are estimated and magnetoseismological theory is employed to determine the plasma parameters. We are able to estimate the plasma temperature, density gradient, magnetic field gradient, and sub-resolution expansion of the dark thread. The dark thread is found to be cool, T {approx}< 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 4}, with both strong density and magnetic field gradients. The expansion of the flux tube along its length is {approx}300-400 km.

Morton, R. J.; Erdelyi, R. [Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre (SP2RC), University of Sheffield, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield S3 7RH (United Kingdom); Verth, G.; McLaughlin, J. A., E-mail: r.j.morton@sheffield.ac.uk, E-mail: gary.verth@northumbria.ac.uk [School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8ST (United Kingdom)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The determination of interfacial structure and phase transitions in Al/Cu and Al/Ni interfaces by means of surface extended x-ray absorption fine structure  

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Surface extended x-ray absorption fine structure (SEXAFS) was used to investigate the interfacial conditions of Al/Cu and Al/Ni shallow buried interfaces. Previous studies using glancing angle extended x-ray absorption fine structure, x-ray reflectivity, photoemission, and SEXAFS produced conflicting results as to whether or not the interfaces between Al and Cu and Al and Ni were reacted upon room temperature deposition. In this study polycrystalline bilayers of Al/Cu and Al/Ni and trilayers of Al/Cu/Al and Al/Ni/Al were deposited on tantalum foil at room temperature in ultra high vacuum and analyzed to evaluate the reactivity of these systems on a nanometer scale. It become overwhelming apparent that the interfacial phase reactions were a function of the vacuum conditions. Samples deposited with the optimum vacuum conditions showed reaction products upon deposition at room temperature which were characterized by comparisons to standards and by least squares fitting the be CuAl{sub 2} and NiAl{sub 3} respectively. The results of this study that the reacted zone thicknesses were readily dependent on the deposition parameters. For both Al on Cu and Al on Ni as well as the metal on Al conditions 10{Angstrom} reaction zones were observed. These reaction zones were smaller than that observed for bilayers of Al on Cu (30{Angstrom}) and Al on Ni (60{Angstrom}) where deposition rates were much higher and samples were much thicker. The reaction species are evident by SEXAFS, where the previous photoemission studies only indicated that changes had occurred. Improved vacuum conditions as compared to the earlier experiments is primarily the reason reactions on deposition were seen in this study as compared to the earlier SEXAFS studies.

Barrera, E.V. (Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science); Heald, S.M. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States))

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The determination of interfacial structure and phase transitions in Al/Cu and Al/Ni interfaces by means of surface extended x-ray absorption fine structure  

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Surface extended x-ray absorption fine structure (SEXAFS) was used to investigate the interfacial conditions of Al/Cu and Al/Ni shallow buried interfaces. Previous studies using glancing angle extended x-ray absorption fine structure, x-ray reflectivity, photoemission, and SEXAFS produced conflicting results as to whether or not the interfaces between Al and Cu and Al and Ni were reacted upon room temperature deposition. In this study polycrystalline bilayers of Al/Cu and Al/Ni and trilayers of Al/Cu/Al and Al/Ni/Al were deposited on tantalum foil at room temperature in ultra high vacuum and analyzed to evaluate the reactivity of these systems on a nanometer scale. It become overwhelming apparent that the interfacial phase reactions were a function of the vacuum conditions. Samples deposited with the optimum vacuum conditions showed reaction products upon deposition at room temperature which were characterized by comparisons to standards and by least squares fitting the be CuAl{sub 2} and NiAl{sub 3} respectively. The results of this study that the reacted zone thicknesses were readily dependent on the deposition parameters. For both Al on Cu and Al on Ni as well as the metal on Al conditions 10{Angstrom} reaction zones were observed. These reaction zones were smaller than that observed for bilayers of Al on Cu (30{Angstrom}) and Al on Ni (60{Angstrom}) where deposition rates were much higher and samples were much thicker. The reaction species are evident by SEXAFS, where the previous photoemission studies only indicated that changes had occurred. Improved vacuum conditions as compared to the earlier experiments is primarily the reason reactions on deposition were seen in this study as compared to the earlier SEXAFS studies.

Barrera, E.V. [Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science; Heald, S.M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure of a zeolite ZSM-5-Bithiophene complex as determined by high-resolution synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction  

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The structure of a zeolite ZSM-5 complex with ca. 4 molecules/unit cell of bithiophene was determined by high-resolution synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. In adopts monoclinic symmetry in space group P2{sub 1}/n ({alpha} unique) between room temperature and 25 K, with refined lattice parameters at 25 K of a = 20.0614(4), b = 19.8251(4), c = 13.3623(4) {Angstrom}, and a = 90.848(2){degrees}. Structural modeling and Rietveld refinements showed that there are two crystallographically unique bithiophene molecules, each with an occupancy factor of ca. 0.5. One bithiophene is localized at the center of the straight channels with one of the rings residing at the intersection with the sinusoidal channels. The other molecule lies in the sinusoidal channels and projects partially into the straight channels. The relationship between polythiophene chain length and the formation of conducting polythiophene molecular wires in the ZSM-5 framework is discussed. 32 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

Eylem, C.; Hriljac, J.A. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States)] [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States); Ramamurthy, V.; Corbin, D.R. [Du Pont Co., Wilmington, DE (United States)] [Du Pont Co., Wilmington, DE (United States); Parise, J.B. [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States)] [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVED Ti II log(gf) VALUES AND ABUNDANCE DETERMINATIONS IN THE PHOTOSPHERES OF THE SUN AND METAL-POOR STAR HD 84937  

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Atomic transition probability measurements for 364 lines of Ti II in the UV through near-IR are reported. Branching fractions from data recorded using a Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) and a new echelle spectrometer are combined with published radiative lifetimes to determine these transition probabilities. The new results are in generally good agreement with previously reported FTS measurements. Use of the new echelle spectrometer, independent radiometric calibration methods, and independent data analysis routines enables a reduction of systematic errors and overall improvement in transition probability accuracy over previous measurements. The new Ti II data are applied to high-resolution visible and UV spectra of the Sun and metal-poor star HD 84937 to derive new, more accurate Ti abundances. Lines covering a range of wavelength and excitation potential are used to search for non-LTE effects. The Ti abundances derived using Ti II for these two stars match those derived using Ti I and support the relative Ti/Fe abundance ratio versus metallicity seen in previous studies.

Wood, M. P.; Lawler, J. E. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Sneden, C. [Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Cowan, J. J., E-mail: mpwood@wisc.edu, E-mail: jelawler@wisc.edu, E-mail: chris@verdi.as.utexas.edu, E-mail: cowan@nhn.ou.edu [Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Improved performance of HgCdTe infrared detector focal plane arrays by modulating light field based on photonic crystal structure  

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An HgCdTe long-wavelength infrared focal plane array photodetector is proposed by modulating light distributions based on the photonic crystal. It is shown that a promising prospect of improving performance is better light harvest and dark current limitation. To optimize the photon field distributions of the HgCdTe-based photonic crystal structure, a numerical method is built by combining the finite-element modeling and the finite-difference time-domain simulation. The optical and electrical characteristics of designed HgCdTe mid-wavelength and long-wavelength photon-trapping infrared detector focal plane arrays are obtained numerically. The results indicate that the photon crystal structure, which is entirely compatible with the large infrared focal plane arrays, can significantly reduce the dark current without degrading the quantum efficiency compared to the regular mesa or planar structure.

Liang, Jian; Hu, Weida, E-mail: wdhu@mail.sitp.ac.cn; Ye, Zhenhua; Li, Zhifeng; Chen, Xiaoshuang, E-mail: xschen@mail.sitp.ac.cn; Lu, Wei [National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 500 Yu Tian Road, Shanghai 200083 (China); Liao, Lei [Department of Physics and Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures of Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China)

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved estimates of separation distances to prevent unacceptable damage to nuclear power plant structures from hydrogen detonation for gaseous hydrogen storage. Technical report  

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This report provides new estimates of separation distances for nuclear power plant gaseous hydrogen storage facilities. Unacceptable damage to plant structures from hydrogen detonations will be prevented by having hydrogen storage facilities meet separation distance criteria recommended in this report. The revised standoff distances are based on improved calculations on hydrogen gas cloud detonations and structural analysis of reinforced concrete structures. Also, the results presented in this study do not depend upon equivalencing a hydrogen detonation to an equivalent TNT detonation. The static and stagnation pressures, wave velocity, and the shock wave impulse delivered to wall surfaces were computed for several different size hydrogen explosions. Separation distance equations were developed and were used to compute the minimum separation distance for six different wall cases and for seven detonating volumes (from 1.59 to 79.67 lbm of hydrogen). These improved calculation results were compared to previous calculations. The ratio between the separation distance predicted in this report versus that predicted for hydrogen detonation in previous calculations varies from 0 to approximately 4. Thus, the separation distances results from the previous calculations can be either overconservative or unconservative depending upon the set of hydrogen detonation parameters that are used. Consequently, it is concluded that the hydrogen-to-TNT detonation equivalency utilized in previous calculations should no longer be used.

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1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

The role of structure and entropy in determining differences in dynamics for glass formers with different interaction potentials  

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We present a study of two model liquids with different interaction potentials, exhibiting similar structure but significantly different dynamics at low temperatures. By evaluating the configurational entropy, we show that the differences in the dynamics of these systems can be understood in terms of their thermodynamic differences. Analyzing their structure, we demonstrate that differences in pair correlation functions between the two systems, through their contribution to the entropy, dominate the differences in their dynamics, and indeed overestimate the differences. Including the contribution of higher order structural correlations to the entropy leads to smaller estimates for the relaxation times, as well as smaller differences between the two studied systems.

Atreyee Banerjee; Shiladitya Sengupta; Srikanth Sastry; Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

118

One simple step in the identification of the cofactors signals, one giant leap for the solution structure determination of multiheme proteins  

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Multiheme proteins play major roles in various biological systems. Structural information on these systems in solution is crucial to understand their functional mechanisms. However, the presence of numerous proton-containing groups in the heme cofactors and the magnetic properties of the heme iron, in particular in the oxidised state, complicates significantly the assignment of the NMR signals. Consequently, the multiheme proteins superfamily is extremely under-represented in structural databases, which constitutes a severe bottleneck in the elucidation of their structural-functional relationships. In this work, we present a strategy that simplifies the assignment of the NMR signals in multiheme proteins and, concomitantly, their solution structure determination, using the triheme cytochrome PpcA from the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens as a model. Cost-effective isotopic labeling was used to double label ({sup 13}C/{sup 15}N) the protein in its polypeptide chain, with the correct folding and heme post-translational modifications. The combined analysis of {sup 1}H-{sup 13}C HSQC NMR spectra obtained for labeled and unlabeled samples of PpcA allowed a straight discrimination between the heme cofactors and the polypeptide chain signals and their confident assignment. The results presented here will be the foundations to assist solution structure determination of multiheme proteins, which are still very scarce in the literature.

Morgado, Leonor; Fernandes, Ana P. [Requimte-CQFB, Departamento de Quimica, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal)] [Requimte-CQFB, Departamento de Quimica, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal); Londer, Yuri Y. [Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)] [Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Bruix, Marta [Departamento de Espectroscopia y Estructura Molecular, Instituto de Quimica-Fisica 'Rocasolano', CSIC, Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain)] [Departamento de Espectroscopia y Estructura Molecular, Instituto de Quimica-Fisica 'Rocasolano', CSIC, Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Salgueiro, Carlos A., E-mail: csalgueiro@dq.fct.unl.pt [Requimte-CQFB, Departamento de Quimica, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal)

2010-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-particle structure determination by correlations of snapshot X-ray diffraction patterns (CXIDB ID 20)  

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This deposition includes the diffraction images generated by the paired polystyrene spheres in random orientations. These images were used to determine and phase the single particle diffraction volume from their autocorrelation functions.

Starodub, D.

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The limits of ultrahigh-resolution x-ray mapping: estimating uncertainties in thin-film and interface structures determined by phase retrieval methods  

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Capturing subtle details at the sub-Angstrom level is key to understanding the structural basis of many intriguing interfacial phenomena in epitaxial thin films and nanostructures. X-ray phase retrieval methods are ideally suited to this task but the usual approaches for determination of uncertainties, based on refining a parametrized model, are not applicable in this case. Here we describe a method to estimate the uncertainties of the system electron density, obtained by phase retrieval, and of parameters of interest obtained from it. The method is based on the bootstrap approach and it can be generally applied to surface x-ray scattering data. Several examples are given which illustrate the method's utility in determining uncertainties arising from random and systematic errors. The approach also provides a quantitative measure of the validity of structural solutions obtained by phase retrieval methods.

Zhou H.; Pindak R.; Clarke, R.; Steinberg, D.NM.; Yacoby, Y.

2012-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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ATP requirement for Prp5p function is determined by Cus2p and the structure of U2 small nuclear RNA  

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ATP requirement for Prp5p function is determined by Cus2p and the structure of U2 small nuclear RNA is the first ATP-dependent step in splicing, and it requires the DEXD H box ATPase Prp5p. However, prespli- ceosome formation occurs without ATP in extracts lacking the U2 snRNP protein Cus2p. Here we show that Prp

Ares Jr., Manny

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Determination of the linkage relationships and the gene-centromere genetic distances for endopeptidase structural genes in hexaploid wheat  

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. The linkage relationships for the (EP) structural gene are shown below. centromere 42. 17 ~E -Blv 13. 04 7AL ~E-Ale 6. 67 ~E-Al 3. 90 10. 67 ACKNOMLF. DGT'KNT S Sincere gratitude is extended to all members of my graduate committee for. their guidance..., or KP-BlZ and their chromosome constitut on Linkage relationships for three (EP) structural genes on 7AL Chi square test for independence of EP-Aj. y and ~E-Alx Chi square testing the hypothesis that two independently segregating genes in FI...

McMillin, David Edwin

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using computerized tomography to determine ionospheric structures. Part 2, A method using curved paths to increase vertical resolution  

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A method is presented to unfold the two-dimensional vertical structure in electron density by using data on the total electron content for a series of paths through the ionosphere. The method uses a set of orthonormal basis functions to represent the vertical structure and takes advantage of curved paths and the eikonical equation to reduce the number of iterations required for a solution. Curved paths allow a more thorough probing of the ionosphere with a given set of transmitter and receiver positions. The approach can be directly extended to more complex geometries.

Vittitoe, C.N.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary Drought stress plays an important role in deter-mining both the structure and function of forest ecosystems,  

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was parameterized from local mea- surements of vegetation structure, soil properties and meteo- rology, and tested against independent measurements of eco- system latent energy (LE) and carbon fluxes and soil water with the model suggest a highly conservative allocation strategy in the vegeta- tion, focused belowground

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Structures and Free-Energy Landscapes of the Wild Type and Mutants of the A2130 Peptide Are Determined  

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Structures and Free-Energy Landscapes of the Wild Type and Mutants of the A2130 Peptide-resistant wild-type A2130 peptide and mutants E22Q (Dutch), D23N (Iowa), and K28N, are analyzed using molecular. Free-energy profiles and disconnectivity repre- sentation of the energy landscapes show

Thirumalai, Devarajan

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Acta Cryst. (1997). B53, 916-922 Multi-Solution Genetic Algorithm Approach to Surface Structure Determination Using  

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916 Acta Cryst. (1997). B53, 916-922 Multi-Solution Genetic Algorithm Approach to Surface Structure@merle.acns.nwu, edu (Received 5 May 1997; accepted 22 July 1997) Abstract We show that it is possible to use a multi (Collazo-Davila, Marks, Nishii & Tanishiro, 1997; Gilmore, Marks, Grozea, Collazo, Landree & Twesten, 1997

Marks, Laurence D.

127

Where do particulate toxins reside? An improved paradigm for the structure and dynamics of the urban mid-Atlantic aerosol  

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Discussions of excess mortality and morbidity from exposure to urban aerosol particles typically invoke the now 20-year-old trimodal aerosol paradigm proposed by Whitby to explain the structure and behavior of ambient aerosol volume and its major constituent, sulfate. However, this paradigm largely ignores the primary high-temperature combustion (HTC) components of the urban aerosol, which contribute minor amounts of the aerosol mass, but carry the bulk of the particulate toxins and numbers of aerosol particles. Studies encompassing the analyses of >100 size distributions of important intrinsic tracers of primary particles from HTC sources collected over the past decade in various environments show that urban aerosol contains a complex mixture of physically-discrete fresh and aged, primary particle populations from a variety of sources. Furthermore, whereas the behavior of fine-particulate aerosol mass and sulfate was described in terms of coagulation and accumulation aerosol scavenging of new secondary sulfate nuclei, studies reviewed herein suggest that the behavior of primary aerosol is mediated more by hygroscopic growth and cloud processing, accompanied by oxidation of SO{sub 2} on wet particles and droplets. The authors conclude that the distribution of airborne particulate toxins and their atmospheric behavior is far more complex than commonly conceptualized on the basis of the classical trimodal model, and they develop an extended paradigm in which the focus is on the primary accumulation aerosol.

Ondov, J.M. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry] [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Wexler, A.S. [Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering] [Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, Structure Determination, and Hydrogen Sorption Studies of New Metal-Organic Frameworks Using Triazole and Naphthalenedicarboxylic Acid  

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Two new metal-organic framework compounds were synthesized under solvothermal conditions using Zn{sup 2+} ion, 1,2,4-triazole (TRZ), and 1,4- and 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acids (NDC): Zn{sub 4}(TRZ){sub 4}(1,4-NDC){sub 2}-2DMF-2H{sub 2}O (1) and Zn{sub 4}(TRZ){sub 4}(2,6-NDC){sub 2}-2DMF-4H{sub 2}O (2). Their crystal structures were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Structure 1 crystallizes in the P2{sub 1}/n space group with a = 13.609(2) {angstrom}, b = 27.181(5){angstrom}, c = 13.617(3) {angstrom}, {beta} = 92.46(1){sup o}, V = 5032.4(16) {angstrom}{sup 3}, and Z = 4. Structure 2 crystallizes in orthorhombic Pna2{sub 2} space group with a = 30.978(6) {angstrom}, b = 12.620(3) {angstrom}, c = 13.339(3) {angstrom}, V = 5215(2) {angstrom}{sup 3}, and Z = 4. Both structures are analogues of the previously reported Zn{sub 4}(TRZ){sub 4}(1,4-BDC){sub 2}-16H{sub 2}O where the layers of Zn-triazole moieties are pillared by aromatic dicarboxylates to create 3-D open frameworks. Nitrogen sorption studies revealed that these structures have Brunaer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface areas of 362.1-584.1 m{sup 2}/g. Hydrogen sorption experiments showed they can store 0.84-1.09 wt % H{sub 2} at 77 K and 1 atm. Although they do not contain large pores or surface areas, they possess the hydrogen sorption capacities comparable to those of highly porous metal-organic frameworks.

Park,H.; Britten, J.; Mueller, U.; Lee, J.; Li, J.; Parise, J.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Improved Description of One- and Two-Hole States after Electron Capture in 163 Holmium and the Determination of the Neutrino Mass  

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The atomic pair 163 Holmium and 163 Dysprosium$ seems due to the small Q value of about 2.3 to 2.8 keV the best case to determine the neutrino mass by electron capture. The bolometer spectrum measures the full deexcitation energy of Dysprosium by X rays, by Auger electrons and by the recoil of Holmium. The spectrum has an upper energy limit given by the Q value minus the neutrino mass. Till now this spectrum has been calculated allowing in Dysprosium excitations with 3s1/2, 3p1/2, 4s1/2, 4p1/2, 5s1/2, 5p1/2 holes only. Robertson calculated recently also the spectrum with two electron hole excitations in Dy. He took the probability for the excitation for the second electron hole from work of Carlson and Nestor for Z=54 Xenon. He claims, that the bolometer spectrum with two holes is "not well enough understood to permit a sensitive determination of the neutrino mass in this way." The purpose of the present work is to determine the theoretical bolometer spectrum with two hole excitations more reliably. In additi...

Faessler, Amand

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

A Procedure for Determination of Degradation Acceptance Criteria for Structures and Passive Components in Nuclear Power Plants  

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The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) has been collaborating with Brookhaven National Laboratory since 2007 to develop a realistic seismic risk evaluation system which includes the consideration of aging of structures and components in nuclear power plants (NPPs). This collaboration program aims at providing technical support to a five-year KAERI research project, which includes three specific areas that are essential to seismic probabilistic risk assessment: (1) probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, (2) seismic fragility analysis including the effects of aging, and (3) a plant seismic risk analysis. The understanding and assessment of age-related degradations of structures, systems, and components and their impact on plant safety is the major goal of this KAERI-BNL collaboration. Four annual reports have been published before this report as a result of the collaboration research.

Nie, J.; Braverman, J.; Hofmayer, C.; Choun, Y-S.; Hahm, D.; Choi, I-K.

2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Underpotential deposition of Ag adlayers on Pt(111): Structures and determination of O{sub 2} adsorption on Pt(111)  

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The structure of Ag adlayers deposited at underpotentials in sulfuric acid on Pt(111), and the inhibition of O{sub 2} reduction they cause, have been studied using grazing incident angle x-ray diffraction measurements, as well as linear sweep voltammetry and in situ FTIR spectroscopy. Ag forms a hexagonal incommensurate bilayer, with two mutually commensurate monolayers. It is aligned with the Pt(111) substrate, although slightly expanded. The first monolayer has a commensurate (1 x 1) structure. A second layer causes a restructuring of the first monolayer. Deposition of each monolayer is associated with one voltammetry Peak. A complete inhibition of O{sub 2} reduction on Pt(111) has been observed upon deposition of both, Ag monolayer and bilayer. Analysis of the inhibition of O{sub 2} reduction as a function of the Ag coverage shows that during reduction O{sub 2} adsorbs in a bridge configuration on Pt(111).

Marinkovic, N.S.; Wang, J.X.; Adzic, R.R.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Determination of structural characteristics of saturates from diesel and kerosene fuels by carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry  

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Two saturated hydrocarbon fractions, one mainly consisting of n-alkanes and the other containing only branched plus cyclic saturates, have been separated from each of a variety of diesel fuels (approximate boiling range 230-320/sup 0/C) and kerosene fuels (approximately 190-230/sup 0/C) using silica chromatography and urea clathration. The n-alkane fractions have been simply characterized by using conventional /sup 13/C NMR spectrometry, yielding average carbon chain lengths. The branched plus cyclic saturates fractions have been characterized by using the gated spin echo (GASPE) /sup 13/C NMR subspectra for each CH/sub n/ group type (n = 0 to 3) and allows the fractional abundances of CH/sub n/ groups to be measured. These data have been employed in devising and calculating a number of novel average structure parameters which report on the extent of branching and occurrence of ring structures in the fractions investigated. Spectral data are also used to identify some specific submolecular structures. 29 references, 7 figures, 4 tables.

Cookson, D.J.; Smith, B.E.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Improved determination of the sample composition of dimuon events produced in {\\boldmath $p\\bar{p}$} collisions at {\\boldmath $\\sqrt{s}=1.96$} TeV  

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We use a new method to estimate with 5% accuracy the contribution of pion and kaon in-flight-decays to the dimuon data set acquired with the CDF detector. Based on this improved estimate, we show that the total number and the properties of the collected dimuon events are not yet accounted for by ordinary sources of dimuons which also include the contributions, as measured in the data, of heavy flavor, {gamma}, and Drell-Yan production in addition to muons mimicked by hadronic punchthrough. The number of unaccounted events corresponds to (12.8 {+-} 3.2)% of the b{bar b} production. We find that (23 {+-} 6)% of the unaccounted events contain additional muon candidates. For comparison, this fraction is (6.9 {+-} 0.4)% for events due to b{bar b} production.

Collaboration, CDF

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

COOH-Terminal Clustering of Autoantibody and T-Cell Determinants on the Structure of GAD65 Provide Insights Into the Molecular Basis of Autoreactivity  

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To gain structural insights into the autoantigenic properties of GAD65 in type 1 diabetes, we analyzed experimental epitope mapping data in the context of the recently determined crystal structures of GAD65 and GAD67, to allow 'molecular positioning' of epitope sites for B- and T-cell reactivity. Data were assembled from analysis of reported effects of mutagenesis of GAD65 on its reactivity with a panel of 11 human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), supplemented by use of recombinant Fab to cross-inhibit reactivity with GAD65 by radioimmunoprecipitation of the same mAbs. COOH-terminal region on GAD65 was the major autoantigenic site. B-cell epitopes were distributed within two separate clusters around different faces of the COOH-terminal domain. Inclusion of epitope sites in the pyridoxal phosphate- and NH{sub 2}-terminal domains was attributed to the juxtaposition of all three domains in the crystal structure. Epitope preferences of different mAbs to GAD65 aligned with different clinical expressions of type 1 diabetes. Epitopes for four of five known reactive T-cell sequences restricted by HLA DRB1*0401 were aligned to solvent-exposed regions of the GAD65 structure and colocalized within the two B-cell epitope clusters. The continuous COOH-terminal epitope region of GAD65 was structurally highly flexible and therefore differed markedly from the equivalent region of GAD67. Structural features could explain the differing antigenicity, and perhaps immunogenicity, of GAD65 versus GAD67. The proximity of B- and T-cell epitopes within the GAD65 structure suggests that antigen-antibody complexes may influence antigen processing by accessory cells and thereby T-cell reactivity.

Fenalti, Gustavo; Hampe, Christiane S.; Arafat, Yasir; Law, Ruby H.P.; Banga, J. Paul; Mackay, Ian R.; Whisstock, James C.; Buckle, Ashley M.; Rowley, Merrill J. (UWASH); (King’ s College); (Monash)

2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Precise determination of the spin structure function $\\mathbf{g_1}$ of the proton, deuteron and neutron  

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Precise measurements of the spin structure functions of the proton $g_1^p(x,Q^2)$ and deuteron $g_1^d(x,Q^2)$ are presented over the kinematic range $0.0041 \\leq x \\leq 0.9$ and $0.18 $ GeV$^2$ $\\leq Q^2 \\leq 20$ GeV$^2$. The data were collected at the HERMES experiment at DESY, in deep-inelastic scattering of 27.6 GeV longitudinally polarized positrons off longitudinally polarized hydrogen and deuterium gas targets internal to the HERA storage ring. The neutron spin structure function $g_1^n$ is extracted by combining proton and deuteron data. The integrals of $g_1^{p,d}$ at $Q^2=5$ GeV$^2$ are evaluated over the measured $x$ range. Neglecting any possible contribution to the $g_1^d$ integral from the region $x \\leq 0.021$, a value of $0.330 \\pm 0.011\\mathrm{(theo.)}\\pm0.025\\mathrm{(exp.)}\\pm 0.028$(evol.) is obtained for the flavor-singlet axial charge $a_0$ in a leading-twist NNLO analysis.

Airapetian, A; Akopov, Z; Andrus, A; Aschenauer, E C; Augustyniak, W; Avakian, R; Avetisian, A; Avetissian, E; Belostotskii, S; Bianchi, N; Blok, H P; Bttcher, H; Borisov, A; Borysenko, A; Brll, A; Bryzgalov, V; Capiluppi, M; Capitani, G P; Ciullo, G; Contalbrigo, M; Dalpiaz, P F; Deconinck, W; De Leo, R; Demey, M; De Nardo, L; De Sanctis, E; Devitsin, E; Diefenthaler, M; Di Nezza, P; Dreschler, J; Dren, M; Ehrenfried, M; Elalaoui-Moulay, A; Elbakian, G; Ellinghaus, F; Elschenbroich, U; Fabbri, R; Fantoni, A; Felawka, L; Frullani, S; Funel, A; Gabbert, D; Grber, Y; Gapienko, G; Gapienko, V; Garibaldi, F; Garrow, K; Gavrilov, G; Karibian, V; Giordano, F; Grebenyuk, O; Gregor, I M; Guler, H; Gute, A; Hadjidakis, C; Hartig, M; Hasch, D; Hasegawa, T; Hesselink, W H A; Hillenbrand, A; Hoek, M; Holler, Y; Hommez, B; Hristova, I; Iarygin, G; Ivanilov, A; Izotov, A; Jackson, H E; Jgoun, A; Kaiser, R; Keri, T; Kinney, E; Kiselev, A; Kobayashi, T; Kopytin, M; Korotkov, V; Kozlov, V; Krauss, B; Kravchenko, P; Krivokhizhin, V G; Lagamba, L; Lapikas, L; Lenisa, P; Liebing, P; Linden-Levy, L A; Lorenzon, W; L, J; Lu, S; Ma, B Q; Maiheu, B; Makins, N C R; Mao, Y; Marianski, B; Marukyan, H; Masoli, F; Mexner, V; Meyners, N; Michler, T; Miklukho, O; Miller, C A; Miyachi, Y; Muccifora, V; Murray, M; Nagaitsev, A; Nappi, E; Naryshkin, Yu; Negodaev, M; Nowak, Wolf-Dieter; Ohsuga, H; Osborne, A; Perez-Benito, R; Pickert, N; Raithel, M; Reggiani, D; Reimer, P E; Reischl, A; Reolon, A R; Riedl, C; Rith, K; Rosner, G; Rostomyan, A; Rubacek, L; Rubin, J; Ryckbosch, D; Salomatin, Y; Sanjiev, I; Savin, I; Schfer, A; Schnell, G; Schler, K P; Seele, J; Seitz, B; Shearer, C; Shibata, T A; Shutov, V; Sinram, K; Stancari, M; Statera, M; Steffens, E; Steijger, J J M; Stenzel, H; Stewart, J; Stinzing, F; Stsslein, U; Streit, J; Tait, P; Tanaka, H; Taroian, S P; Tchuiko, B; Terkulov, A R; Trzcinski, A; Tytgat, M; Vandenbroucke, A; Van der Nat, P B; van der Steenhoven, G; Van Haarlem, Y; Veretennikov, D; Vikhrov, V; Vogel, C; Wang, S; Weiskopf, C; Ye, Y; Ye, Z; Yen, S; Zihlmann, B; Zupranski, P

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-006275: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-006275: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Audit; Efficiency Improvements; and Renewable Energy Installations; Township of...

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CX-004791: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004791: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hydroelectric Facility Improvement Project? Automated Intake Cleaning Equipment and Materials...

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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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U2504 Determines the Species Specificity of the A-Site Cleft Antibiotics: The Structures of Tiamulin, Homoharringtonine, and Bruceantin Bound to the Ribosome  

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Structures have been obtained for the complexes that tiamulin, homoharringtonine, and bruceantin form with the large ribosomal subunit of Haloarcula marismortui at resolutions ranging from 2.65 to 3.2 {angstrom}. They show that all these inhibitors block protein synthesis by competing with the amino acid side chains of incoming aminoacyl-tRNAs for binding in the Asite cleft in the peptidyl-transferase center, which is universally conserved. In addition, these structures support the hypothesis that the species specificity exhibited by the A-site cleft inhibitors is determined by the interactions they make, or fail to make, with a single nucleotide, U2504 (Escherichia coli). In the ribosome, the position of U2504 is controlled by its interactions with neighboring nucleotides, whose identities vary among kingdoms.

Grel, Gliz; Blaha, Gregor; Moore, Peter B.; Steitz, Thomas A.; Yale

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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U2504 Determines the Species Specificity of the A-site Cleft Antibiotics: The sStructures of Tiamulin, Homoharringtonine and Bruceantin Bound to the Ribosome  

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Structures have been obtained for the complexes that tiamulin, homoharringtonine, and bruceantin form with the large ribosomal subunit of Haloarcula marismortui at resolutions ranging from 2.65 to 3.2 {angstrom}. They show that all these inhibitors block protein synthesis by competing with the amino acid side chains of incoming aminoacyl-tRNAs for binding in the A-site cleft in the peptidyl-transferase center, which is universally conserved. In addition, these structures support the hypothesis that the species specificity exhibited by the A-site cleft inhibitors is determined by the interactions they make, or fail to make, with a single nucleotide, U2504 (Escherichia coli). In the ribosome, the position of U2504 is controlled by its interactions with neighboring nucleotides, whose identities vary among kingdoms.

Gurel, G.; Blaha, G; Moore, P; Steitz,

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DETERMINATION OF AGE AND GENDER DIFFERENCES IN BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES AFFECTING THE DISPOSITION OF 2-BUTOXYETHANOL AND ITS METABOLITES IN MICE AND RATS TO IMPROVE PBPK MODELING  

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2-Butoxyethanol (BE) is the most widely used glycol ether solvent. BE's major metabolite, butoxyacetic acid (BAA), causes hemolysis with significant species differences in sensitivity. Several PBPK models have been developed over the past two decades to describe the disposition of BE and BAA in male rats and humans to refine health risk assessments. More recent efforts by Lee et al. (1998) to describe the kinetics of BE and BAA in the National Toxicology Program (NTP) chronic inhalation studies required the use of several assumptions to extrapolate model parameters from earlier PBPK models developed for young male rats to include female F344 and both sexes of B6C3F1 mice and the effects of aging. To replace these assumptions, studies were conducted to determine the impact of age, gender and species on the metabolism of BE, and the tissue partitioning, renal acid transport and plasma protein binding of BAA. In the current study, the Lee et al. PBPK model was updated and expanded to include the further metabolism of BAA and the salivary excretion of BE and BAA which may contribute to the forestomach irritation observed in mice in the NTP study. The revised model predicted that peak blood concentrations of BAA achieved following 6-hr inhalation exposures are greatest in young adult female rats at concentrations up to 300 ppm. This is not the case predicted for old (>18 months) animals, where peak blood concentrations of BAA in male and female mice were similar to or greater than female rats. The revised model serves as a quantitative tool for integrating an extensive pharmacokinetic and mechanistic database into a format that can readily be used to compare internal dosimetry across dose, route of exposure and species.

Corley, Rick A.; Grant, Donna M.; Farris, Elizabeth; Weitz, Karl K.; Soelberg, Jolen J.; Thrall, K D.; Poet, Torka S.

2005-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved aethalometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved aethalometer having a single light source and a single light detector and two light paths from the light source to the light detector. A quartz fiber filter is inserted in the device, the filter having a collection area in one light path and a reference area in the other light path. A gas flow path through the aethalometer housing allows ambient air to flow through the collection area of the filter so that aerosol particles can be collected on the filter. A rotating disk with an opening therethrough allows light for the light source to pass alternately through the two light paths. The voltage output of the detector is applied to a VCO and the VCO pulses for light transmission separately through the two light paths, are counted and compared to determine the absorption coefficient of the collected aerosol particles. 5 figs.

Hansen, A.D.

1988-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE ER63951-3 Final Report: An Integrated Assessment of Geochemical and Community Structure Determinants of Metal Reduction Rates in Subsurface Sediments  

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The objective of this research was to examine the importance of microbial community structure in influencing uranium reduction rates in subsurface sediments. If the redox state alone is the key to metal reduction, then any organisms that can utilize the oxygen and nitrate in the subsurface can change the geochemical conditions so metal reduction becomes an energetically favored reaction. Thus, community structure would not be critical in determining rates or extent of metal reduction unless community structure influenced the rate of change in redox. Alternatively, some microbes may directly catalyze metal reduction (e.g., specifically reduce U). In this case the composition of the community may be more important and specific types of electron donors may promote the production of communities that are more adept at U reduction. Our results helped determine if the type of electron donor or the preexisting community is important in the bioremediation of metal-contaminated environments subjected to biostimulation. In a series of experiments at the DOE FRC site in Oak Ridge we have consistently shown that all substrates promoted nitrate reduction, while glucose, ethanol, and acetate always promoted U reduction. Methanol only occasionally promoted extensive U reduction which is possibly due to community heterogeneity. There appeared to be limitations imposed on the community related to some substrates (e.g. methanol and pyruvate). Membrane lipid analyses (phospholipids and respiratory quinones) indicated different communities depending on electron donor used. Terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism and clone libraries indicated distinct differences among communities even in treatments that promoted U reduction. Thus, there was enough metabolic diversity to accommodate many different electron donors resulting in the U bioimmobilization.

Susan Pfiffner

2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Recovery Demonstration for Williston Basin Carbonates  

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The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in- place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional (3-D) and multi- component seismic are being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with short- lateral and horizontal drilling technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimate of oil-in-place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

NONE

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Recovery Demonstration for Williston Basin Carbonates  

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The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in-place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing three-dimensional is being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with short-lateral and horizontal drilling technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimates of oil-in-place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

Larry A. Carrell

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Recovery Demonstration for Williston Basin Carbonates.  

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The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in- place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional (3-D) and multi-component seismic are being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with short-lateral and horizontal drilling technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimate of oil-in-place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

NONE

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved recovery demonstration for Williston Basin carbonates  

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The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in- place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional (3D) and multi- component seismic are being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with short- lateral and horizontal drilling technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimates of oil-in-place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

Carrell, L. A., Luff Exploration Co., Denver, CO

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved recovery demonstration for Williston Basin carbonates  

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The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determination of oil-in-place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional (3D) is being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with short lateral and horizontal drilling technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimates of oil-in- place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

Carrell, L. A., Luff Exploration Co., Denver, CO

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Roadway Improvement Project Cost Allocation  

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Roadway Improvement Project Cost Allocation CTS 21st Annual Transportation Research Conference costs #12;Potential Applications · Roadway Project Feasibility Studies ­ Identified potential roadway infrastructure improvement ­ Documentation of estimated project costs ­ Determine property assessments

Minnesota, University of

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FD-BPM for Optical Waveguide Structures with Second Order Accuracy An improved FD-BPM was developed which is based on the generalized transmission line(GTL) equa-  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FD-BPM for Optical Waveguide Structures with Second Order Accuracy R. Pregla An improved FD-BPMRHH) for discretized transverse fields E and H. This BPM is a wide angle algorithm and also full vectorial a second term on the right sides (for details see [3]). Usually, BPM algorithms are based on the wave

Jahns, Jürgen

151

Measurement of the muon charge asymmetry in inclusive pp to WX production at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and an improved determination of light parton distribution functions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Measurements of the muon charge asymmetry in inclusive pp to WX production at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV are presented. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 inverse femtobarns recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC. With a sample of more than twenty million W to mu nu events, the statistical precision is greatly improved in comparison to previous measurements. These new results provide additional constraints on the parton distribution functions of the proton in the range of the Bjorken scaling variable x from 10E-3 to 10E-1. These measurements and the recent CMS measurement of associated W + charm production are used together with the cross sections for inclusive deep inelastic ep scattering at HERA in a next-to-leading-order QCD analysis. The determination of the valence quark distributions is improved, and the strange-quark distribution is probed directly through the leading-order process g + s to W + c in proton-proton collisions at the LHC.

CMS Collaboration

2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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structural biology | EMSL  

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structural biology structural biology Leads No leads are available at this time. Improved protocol to purify untagged amelogenin - Application to murine amelogenin containing the...

154

CX-003378: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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378: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-003378: Categorical Exclusion Determination Photovoltaic Solar Cell Fabrication Alkaline Texturing Process Improvement CX(s) Applied:...

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CX-003888: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination CX-003888: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improved Drilling and Fracturing Fluids for Shale Gas Reservoirs CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09102010...

156

CX-002679: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination CX-002679: Categorical Exclusion Determination Eastern Avenue Branch Library Improvements CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 06032010 Location(s): Davenport, Iowa...

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CX-010020: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination CX-010020: Categorical Exclusion Determination F-08 Industrial Wastewater Outfall Flow Measurement Improvements CX(s) Applied: B3.1 Date: 01282013...

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Phase Structure of Thermal QCD/QED:A Gauge Invariant Solution of the HTL Resummed Improved Ladder Dyson-Schwinger Equation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Based on the hard-thermal-loop resummed improved ladder Dyson-Schwinger quation for the fermion mass function, we propose a procedure how we can get the gauge invariant solution in the sense it satisfies the Ward-Takahashi identity. Results of the numerical analysis are shown and properties of the ``gauge-invariant'' solutions are discussed.

Hisao Nakkagawa; Hiroshi Yokota; Koji Yoshida

2007-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Groundwater and surface water supplies in the Williston and Powder River structural basins are necessary for future development in these regions. To help determine  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

#12;i Abstract Groundwater and surface water supplies in the Williston and Powder River structural of streams, and quantify reservoir interaction in the Williston and Powder River structural basins the loss to underlying aquifers was 7790 ft3 /s. Both the Powder River and Williston basins contain gaining

Torgersen, Christian

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www.sbc.anl.gov The Structural Biology Center enables the atomic-scale study of macromolecular  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

auto- centering, extrapolation of radiation damage effects, and semi-automated structure determination viewing optics; 4 An improved sample environment, including back-lit paddles; 4 Easy access to minibeams

Kemner, Ken

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Aging of concrete structures in nuclear power plants  

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The Structural Aging (SAG) Program, sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) and conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), had the overall objective of providing the USNRC with an improved basis for evaluating nuclear power plant structures for continued service. The program consists of three technical tasks: materials property data base, structural component assessment/repair technology, and quantitative methodology for continued service determinations. Major accomplishments under the SAG Program during the first two years of its planned five-year duration have included: development of a Structural Materials Information Center and formulation of a Structural Aging Assessment Methodology for Concrete Structures in Nuclear Power Plants. 9 refs.

Naus, D.J.; Pland, C.B. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Arndt, E.G. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of market structure on price determination : a simulation approach using multi-agent reinforcement learning in continuous state and action space  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis proposes a simulation tool to study the question of how market structure and market players' behavior affect price movements. The adaptive market simulation system consists of multiple agents and a centralized ...

Shu, Buliao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Determination of the structural changes by Raman and {sup 13}C CP/MAS NMR spectroscopy on native corn starch with plasticizers  

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The plasticizing - antiplasticizing effect of water and glycerol contents on native corn starch samples is investigated by FT-Raman and {sup 13}C CP/MAS NMR spectroscopy. The presence of both amorphous and crystalline structural phases was evidenced in pure native corn starch and also in the samples containing plasticizers. Among the crystalline starch structures, the A- and V- types were suggested by CP/MAS NMR spectra.

Cozar, O. [Academy of Romanian Scientists, Splaiul Independentei 54, 050094, Bucharest, Romania and National Institute of Research-Development for Machines and Installations Designed to Agriculture and Food Industry - INMA Bucure?ti - Cluj-Napoca Branch (Romania)] [Academy of Romanian Scientists, Splaiul Independentei 54, 050094, Bucharest, Romania and National Institute of Research-Development for Machines and Installations Designed to Agriculture and Food Industry - INMA Bucure?ti - Cluj-Napoca Branch (Romania); Filip, C.; Tripon, C. [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath, 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath, 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Cioica, N.; Co?a, C.; Nagy, E. M. [National Institute of Research-Development for Machines and Installations Designed to Agriculture and Food Industry - INMA Bucure?ti - Cluj-Napoca Branch, RO-400458 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [National Institute of Research-Development for Machines and Installations Designed to Agriculture and Food Industry - INMA Bucure?ti - Cluj-Napoca Branch, RO-400458 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the effective viscosity of a Shear Induced State Structure (SIS) surfactant, C16TMASal, during injection into a porous medium  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this experimental study was to determine both the effective viscosity and the suitability of C16TASal for use in enhanced oil recovery. The work eventually involved the injection of a single phase fluid with various concentrations...

Platt, Frank Martin

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, Improved Antisense Activity and Structural Rationale for the Divergent RNA Affinities of 3;#8242;-Fluoro Hexitol Nucleic Acid (FHNA and Ara-FHNA) Modified Oligonucleotides  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The synthesis, biophysical, structural, and biological properties of both isomers of 3'-fluoro hexitol nucleic acid (FHNA and Ara-FHNA) modified oligonucleotides are reported. Synthesis of the FHNA and Ara-FHNA thymine phosphoramidites was efficiently accomplished starting from known sugar precursors. Optimal RNA affinities were observed with a 3'-fluorine atom and nucleobase in a trans-diaxial orientation. The Ara-FHNA analog with an equatorial fluorine was found to be destabilizing. However, the magnitude of destabilization was sequence-dependent. Thus, the loss of stability is sharply reduced when Ara-FHNA residues were inserted at pyrimidine-purine (Py-Pu) steps compared to placement within a stretch of pyrimidines (Py-Py). Crystal structures of A-type DNA duplexes modified with either monomer provide a rationalization for the opposing stability effects and point to a steric origin of the destabilization caused by the Ara-FHNA analog. The sequence dependent effect can be explained by the formation of an internucleotide C-F {hor_ellipsis} H-C pseudo hydrogen bond between F3' of Ara-FHNA and C8-H of the nucleobase from the 3'-adjacent adenosine that is absent at Py-Py steps. In animal experiments, FHNA-modified antisense oligonucleotides formulated in saline showed a potent downregulation of gene expression in liver tissue without producing hepatotoxicity. Our data establish FHNA as a useful modification for antisense therapeutics and also confirm the stabilizing influence of F(Py) {hor_ellipsis} H-C(Pu) pseudo hydrogen bonds in nucleic acid structures.

Egli, Martin; Pallan, Pradeep S.; Allerson, Charles R.; Prakash, Thazha P.; Berdeja, Andres; Yu, Jinghua; Lee, Sam; Watt, Andrew; Gaus, Hans; Bhat, Balkrishen; Swayze, Eric E.; Seth, Punit P. (Isis Pharm.); (Vanderbilt)

2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-009218: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination CX-009218: Categorical Exclusion Determination Replace Sparge Piping at Bryan Mound Raw Water Intake Structure CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 09202012...

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CX-001118: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Exclusion Determination CX-001118: Categorical Exclusion Determination Emergency Wood Pole Replacement at 59 Structures Located Along the Coolidge-Oracle 115-Kilovolt...

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CX-008693: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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693: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-008693: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wood Pole Structure Replacements on the Chehalis-Centralia No. 2 115 Kilovolt Transmission...

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CX-003083: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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83: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-003083: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wood Pole Replacement of Ross-Vancouver Shipyard Number 1, Structure 23 in Fog Chamber Dump...

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Corps Improvement  

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to mitigate environmental impacts of the proj- ect. The Corps? Fort Worth District and the City of Dallas are using an innovative approach to return floodplain value to the Trinity River, while improving flood damage reduction. Big Fossil Creek Watershed... The Big Fossil Watershed Study will address flood damage reduction, while identifying associated water quality, ecosystem restoration and recreational opportunities within the basin. The watershed is located in northern Tarrant County, encompasses 73...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Development of improved processing and evaluation methods for high reliability structural ceramics for advanced heat engine applications Phase II. Final report  

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The research program had as goals the development and demonstration of significant improvements in processing methods, process controls, and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) which can be commercially implemented to produce high reliability silicon nitride components for advanced heat engine applications at temperatures to 1370{degrees}C. In Phase I of the program a process was developed that resulted in a silicon nitride - 4 w% yttria HIP`ed material (NCX 5102) that displayed unprecedented strength and reliability. An average tensile strength of 1 GPa and a strength distribution following a 3-parameter Weibull distribution were demonstrated by testing several hundred buttonhead tensile specimens. The Phase II program focused on the development of methodology for colloidal consolidation producing green microstructure which minimizes downstream process problems such as drying, shrinkage, cracking, and part distortion during densification. Furthermore, the program focused on the extension of the process to gas pressure sinterable (GPS) compositions. Excellent results were obtained for the HIP composition processed for minimal density gradients, both with respect to room-temperature strength and high-temperature creep resistance. Complex component fabricability of this material was demonstrated by producing engine-vane prototypes. Strength data for the GPS material (NCX-5400) suggest that it ranks very high relative to other silicon nitride materials in terms of tensile/flexure strength ratio, a measure of volume quality. This high quality was derived from the closed-loop colloidal process employed in the program.

Pujari, V.J.; Tracey, D.M.; Foley, M.R. [and others

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Structure determination of a 20 amino acid peptide by NMR The twenty amino acid peptide contains over 100 unique protons that are potentially observable by  

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, depending on its local chemical environment within the peptide structure. The frequency of the RF energy of the peptide will be needed. NOE is an abbreviation for "nuclear Overhauser effect". The 2-D NOE spectrum proton within the peptide can absorb or emit radiofrequency (RF) energy at a specific frequency

173

Development of improved processing and evaluation methods for high reliability structural ceramics for advanced heat engine applications, Phase 1. Final report  

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The program goals were to develop and demonstrate significant improvements in processing methods, process controls and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) which can be commercially implemented to produce high reliability silicon nitride components for advanced heat engine applications at temperatures to 1,370{degrees}C. The program focused on a Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}-4% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} high temperature ceramic composition and hot-isostatic-pressing as the method of densification. Stage I had as major objectives: (1) comparing injection molding and colloidal consolidation process routes, and selecting one route for subsequent optimization, (2) comparing the performance of water milled and alcohol milled powder and selecting one on the basis of performance data, and (3) adapting several NDE methods to the needs of ceramic processing. The NDE methods considered were microfocus X-ray radiography, computed tomography, ultrasonics, NMR imaging, NMR spectroscopy, fluorescent liquid dye penetrant and X-ray diffraction residual stress analysis. The colloidal consolidation process route was selected and approved as the forming technique for the remainder of the program. The material produced by the final Stage II optimized process has been given the designation NCX 5102 silicon nitride. According to plan, a large number of specimens were produced and tested during Stage III to establish a statistically robust room temperature tensile strength database for this material. Highlights of the Stage III process demonstration and resultant database are included in the main text of the report, along with a synopsis of the NCX-5102 aqueous based colloidal process. The R and D accomplishments for Stage I are discussed in Appendices 1--4, while the tensile strength-fractography database for the Stage III NCX-5102 process demonstration is provided in Appendix 5. 4 refs., 108 figs., 23 tabs.

Pujari, V.K.; Tracey, D.M.; Foley, M.R.; Paille, N.I.; Pelletier, P.J.; Sales, L.C.; Wilkens, C.A.; Yeckley, R.L. [Norton Co., Northboro, MA (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure determination of N-p-methylphenyl-4-benzoyl-3,4-diphenyl-2-azetidinone  

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The title compound, C{sub 29}H{sub 23}NO{sub 2}, has been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction at two different temperatures (303 K and 120 K) and wavelengths (MoK{sub {alpha}} and CuK{sub {alpha}}). The non-centrosymmetric hexagonal crystal structure contains four-membered planar {beta}-lactam ring with an unusually long C-C bond. The {beta}-lactam ring is almost planar.

Kabak, Mehmet, E-mail: kabak@eng.ankara.edu.tr [University of Ankara, Department of Engineering Physics, Faculty of Engineering (Turkey); Senoez, Huelya [Hacettepe University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry (Turkey); Elmali, Ayhan [University of Ankara, Department of Engineering Physics, Faculty of Engineering (Turkey); Adar, Vildan [Hacettepe University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry (Turkey); Svoboda, Ingrid [Darmstadt University of Technology, Institute of Material Science (Germany); Dusek, Michal; Fejfarova, Karla [Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

CX-011399: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

CX-011399: Categorical Exclusion Determination Integrating Magnetotellurics, Soil Gas Geochemistry and Structural Analysis to Identify Hidden, High-Enthalpy,...

176

CX-000004: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Lane-Wendson #1 Structure 10/5 Access Road Improvement and Pole Replacement ProjectCX(s) Applied: B1.3Date: 10/08/2009Location(s): Lane County, OregonOffice(s): Bonneville Power Administration

177

EMSL - structural biology  

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structural-biology en Improved protocol to purify untagged amelogenin - Application to murine amelogenin containing the equivalent P70 ? T point http:www.emsl.pnl.gov...

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CX-005700: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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of sensors and timers, install heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and chiller improvements?buildings include: Public Safety Building, Downtown Parking Structure,...

179

CX-007901: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-007901: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improving Atmospheric Models for Offshore Wind Resource Mapping and Prediction Using LIDAR, Aircraft, and In-Ocean Observations...

180

CX-004180: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Three Wackenhut Services, Incorporated-Savannah River Site Infrastructure Improvement Projects in B-Area CX(s) Applied: B1.15 Date: 0923...

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CX-007941: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Zonal Isolation Improvement for Horizontal Wells Drilling in the Marcellus Shale CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 02152012 Location(s): Texas...

182

CX-007940: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Zonal Isolation Improvement for Horizontal Wells Drilling in the Marcellus Shale CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 02152012 Location(s): Texas...

183

CX-000907: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Improved Design Tools for Surface Water and Standing Column Well Heat Pump Systems CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 02242010 Location(s): Stillwater, Oklahoma...

184

CX-005513: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-005513: Categorical Exclusion Determination Enhanced Chemical Cleaning of Waste Tanks to Improve Actinide Solubility CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 02042011 Location(s):...

185

Neutron reflecting supermirror structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure comprising a plurality of stacked sets of bilayers of neutron reflecting materials. The improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure is adapted to provide extremely good performance at high incidence angles, i.e. up to four time the critical angle of standard neutron mirror structures. The reflection of neutrons striking the supermirror structure at a high critical angle provides enhanced neutron throughput, and hence more efficient and economical use of neutron sources.

Wood, James L. (Drayton Plains, MI)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Neutron reflecting supermirror structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure comprising a plurality of stacked sets of bilayers of neutron reflecting materials. The improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure is adapted to provide extremely good performance at high incidence angles, i.e. up to four time the critical angle of standard neutron mirror structures. The reflection of neutrons striking the supermirror structure at a high critical angle provides enhanced neutron throughput, and hence more efficient and economical use of neutron sources. 2 figs.

Wood, J.L.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

The use of structural information to improve  

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Tngrot Licentiate Thesis UMINF-03.19 Submitted for the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Licentiate in Technology. Department of Computing Science Ume Center for Molecular

Kgstrm, Bo

188

ConsiderIt: Improving Structured Public Deliberation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a voters' guide for the 2010 election in Washington. ConsiderIt is a new method of integrating the thoughts General Terms Design, Human Factors The Living Voters Guide (LVG) In election seasons, voters are exposed guides, campaign ads, mass media, and other guides. Our design consciously tries to mitigate common

Anderson, Richard

189

Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance A Recommended Code of Governance for Schools: A flexible framework for strategic planning October 2012 Pilot version 1 #12;Improving School Governance | 2 #12;Improving School Governance | 3 This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance

Rambaut, Andrew

190

Determining Reactor Neutrino Flux  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Flux is an important source of uncertainties for a reactor neutrino experiment. It is determined from thermal power measurements, reactor core simulation, and knowledge of neutrino spectra of fuel isotopes. Past reactor neutrino experiments have determined the flux to (2-3)% precision. Precision measurements of mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ by reactor neutrino experiments in the coming years will use near-far detector configurations. Most uncertainties from reactor will be canceled out. Understanding of the correlation of uncertainties is required for $\\theta_{13}$ experiments. Precise determination of reactor neutrino flux will also improve the sensitivity of the non-proliferation monitoring and future reactor experiments. We will discuss the flux calculation and recent progresses.

Jun Cao

2012-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

191

Structure and yarn sensor for fabric  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A structure and yarn sensor for fabric directly determines pick density in a fabric thereby allowing fabric length and velocity to be calculated from a count of the picks made by the sensor over known time intervals. The structure and yarn sensor is also capable of detecting full length woven defects and fabric. As a result, an inexpensive on-line pick (or course) density measurement can be performed which allows a loom or knitting machine to be adjusted by either manual or automatic means to maintain closer fiber density tolerances. Such a sensor apparatus dramatically reduces fabric production costs and significantly improves fabric consistency and quality for woven or knitted fabric.

Mee, David K. (Knoxville, TN); Allgood, Glenn O. (Powell, TN); Mooney, Larry R. (Knoxville, TN); Duncan, Michael G. (Clinton, TN); Turner, John C. (Clinton, TN); Treece, Dale A. (Knoxville, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

The structural determinants of media contagion  

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Informal exchanges between friends, family and acquaintances play a crucial role in the dissemination of news and opinion. These casual interactions are embedded in a network of communication that spans our society, allowing ...

Marlow, Cameron Alexander, 1977-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Atmospheric structure determined from satellite data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, and the cross section over the Canada region 12 Synoptic conditions and locations of grid points, soundings, and the cross section over the western United States region. 13 Profiles of the average difference and standard deviation of the differences... and 500 mb over the Canada region. 47 Charts of dew-point temperatvre and dew point difference ( C) at 850 and 700 mb over the Cariobean region. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~ 49 Charts of dew-point temperature and dew point difference (vC) at 500 mb...

Knight, Keith Shelburne

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Structural determinants of Mexican American intermarriage  

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(the distribution of population members among various sustenance activities), it is easily adapted to measure the distribution of 17 persons among status categories in a population. The M6 is superior to other measures of diversity such as the M1... (7500) Stockton (8120) Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa (8720) Visalia-Tulare-Porterville (8780) Yuba City (9340) Colorado Springs (1720) Denver-Boulder (2080) Fort Collins (2670) Greeley (3060) Pueblo (6560) Mean Standard Deviation State AZ AZ CA...

Anderson, Robert Niel

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Apolipoprotein AI tertiary structures determine stability and  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series to someone by E-mailRadioimmunotherapy of Cancers. | EMSLbinding

196

Photonic Crystal Laser-Driven Accelerator Structures  

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Laser-driven acceleration holds great promise for significantly improving accelerating gradient. However, scaling the conventional process of structure-based acceleration in vacuum down to optical wavelengths requires a substantially different kind of structure. We require an optical waveguide that (1) is constructed out of dielectric materials, (2) has transverse size on the order of a wavelength, and (3) supports a mode with speed-of-light phase velocity in vacuum. Photonic crystals---structures whose electromagnetic properties are spatially periodic---can meet these requirements. We discuss simulated photonic crystal accelerator structures and describe their properties. We begin with a class of two-dimensional structures which serves to illustrate the design considerations and trade-offs involved. We then present a three-dimensional structure, and describe its performance in terms of accelerating gradient and efficiency. We discuss particle beam dynamics in this structure, demonstrating a method for keeping a beam confined to the waveguide. We also discuss material and fabrication considerations. Since accelerating gradient is limited by optical damage to the structure, the damage threshold of the dielectric is a critical parameter. We experimentally measure the damage threshold of silicon for picosecond pulses in the infrared, and determine that our structure is capable of sustaining an accelerating gradient of 300 MV/m at 1550 nm. Finally, we discuss possibilities for manufacturing these structures using common microfabrication techniques.

Cowan, Benjamin M.

2007-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

197

Light Steel Framing: Improving the Integral Design  

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Light Steel Framing has been extensively used in cold climate countries due to its good thermal and structural behaviour. Improved thermal behaviour results in positive environmental impact essential for sustainable ...

Amundarain, Aitor; Torero, Jose L; Usmani, Asif; Al-Remal, Ahmad M

2006-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

198

CX-011438: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Energy Technology Laboratory Samples are scanned with X-rays and the diffracted beams are analyzed to determine the crystalline structure and other properties of the...

199

CX-008862: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Exclusion Determination Variable Frequency Drivers for Raw Water Intake Structure Pumps Government Furnished Equipment CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 08162012 Location(s):...

200

CX-006239: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-006239: Categorical Exclusion Determination Structure Replacement, Guernsey Rural Substation to Limestone Substation, Platte County, Wyoming CX(s) Applied: B4.6 Date:...

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Improved recovery demonstration for Williston basin carbonates. Annual report, June 10, 1994--June 9, 1995  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in-place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in Red River and Ratcliffe shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing three-dimensional and multi-component seismic are being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with extended-reach jetting lance and other ultra-short-radius lateral technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimates of oil in place will result in additional oil recovery by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

Sippel, M.; Zinke, S.; Magruder, G.; Eby, D.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Improved recovery demonstration for Williston Basin carbonates. Quarterly report, January 1, 1996--March 31, 1996  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in- place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional and multi-component seismic area is being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with extended- reach jetting lance and other ultra-short radius lateral technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacings better estimates of oil-in-place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes. Technical progress is described for field demonstrations at the Ratcliffe and Buffalo fields and geophysical evaluations at Ratcliffe and Red River.

NONE

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Improved recovery demonstration for Williston Basin carbonates. Quarterly technical progress report, October--December 1996  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in-place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional (3D) and multi-component seismic are being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with short-lateral and horizontal drilling technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimates of oil-in-place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

Sippel, M.A.; Carrell, L.A.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Improved recovery demonstration for Williston Basin carbonates. Annual report, June 10, 1995--June 9, 1996  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in-place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in Red River and Ratcliffe shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing three-dimensional and multi-component seismic are being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with extended-reach jetting lance and other ultra-short-radius lateral technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimates of oil in place will result in additional oil recovery by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

Carrell, L.A.; Sippel, M.A.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Milestone Plan Process Improvement  

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

Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Background In response to our community's concern over the milestone plan (MP) process within the system, the...

206

CX-005428: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improved Structure and Fabrication of Large High-Power Kinetic Hydropower System Rotors -Year 2CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B5.1Date: 03/17/2011Location(s): New YorkOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

207

Towards improved methods for determining porous media multiphase flow functions  

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to the empirical relation by using the three-dimensional saturation and relaxation data. 7 CHAPTER II ESTIMATION OF POROUS MEDIA FLOW FUNCTIONS Multiphase flow functions are required to simulate the flow of multiple fluid phases through porous media....3) Snw + Sw = 1: (2.4) Together with boundary and initial conditions, Eqs. (2.1)-(2.4) provide a mathemat- ical model of three-dimensional, two-phase fluid flow in porous media. Several properties have to be specified in the above model. The densities...

Xue, Song

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

208

Determining benefits and costs of improved central air conditioner efficiencies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Engineers, Inc. , Energy Efficient Design of New BuildingsStandard 90.1, Energy Efficient Design of New Buildings

Rosenquist, G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Determining benefits and costs of improved central air conditioner efficiencies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Energy-Energy Information Administration, A Look atof Energy-Energy Information Administration, 1995 Commercialof Energy-Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy

Rosenquist, G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Determining benefits and costs of improved central air conditioner efficiencies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2000, December, 1999.trends from EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2000 (AE02000) were

Rosenquist, G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Determining benefits and costs of improved central air conditioner efficiencies  

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Economic impacts on individual consumers from possible revisions to U.S. residential-type central air conditioner energy-efficiency standards are examined using a life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis. LCC is the consumer's cost of purchasing and installing a central air conditioner and operating it over its lifetime. This approach makes it possible to evaluate the economic impacts on individual consumers from the revised standards. The methodology allows an examination of groups of the population which benefit or lose from suggested efficiency standards. The results show that the economic benefits to consumers due to modest increases in efficiency are significant. For an efficiency increase of 20percent over the existing minimum standard (i.e., 12 SEER), 35percent of households with central air conditioners experience significant LCC savings, with an average savings of $453, while 25percent show significant LCC losses, with an average loss of $158 compared to apre-standard LCC average of $5,170. The remainder of the population (40percent) are largely unaffected.

Rosenquist, G.; Levok, A.; Chan, P.; McMahon, J.

2001-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

212

2014-05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSI/ASHRAE...  

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

05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSIASHRAEIES Standard 90.1-2013; Preliminary Determination 2014-05-08 Issuance: Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSIASHRAE...

213

Neutron reflecting supermirror structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure comprising a plurality of stacked sets of bilayers of neutron reflecting materials. The improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure is adapted to provide extremely good performance at high incidence angles, i.e. up to four time the critical angle of standard neutron mirror structures. The reflection of neutrons striking the supermirror structure at a high critical angle provides enhanced neutron throughput, and hence more efficient and economical use of neutron sources. One layer of each set of bilayers consist of titanium, and the second layer of each set of bilayers consist of an alloy of nickel with carbon interstitially present in the nickel alloy.

Wood, James L. (Drayton Plains, MI)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Combining Modeling Methodologies for Improved Understanding of Smart Material Characteristics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Combining Modeling Methodologies for Improved Understanding of Smart Material Characteristics Material Systems and Structures February 2, 1998 ABSTRACT Smart materials are complex materials performance capabilities but the synergistic response of the smart material and companion structure. Behavior

Lindner, Douglas K.

215

Progress towards of a superconducting traveling wave accelerating structure  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In the ILC project the required accelerating gradient is higher than 30 MeV/m. For current technology the maximum acceleration gradient in SC structures is determined mainly by the value of the surface RF magnetic field. In order to increase the gradient, the RF magnetic field is distributed homogeneously over the cavity surface (low-loss structure), and coupling to the beam is improved by introducing aperture 'noses' (reentrant structure). These features allow gradients in excess of 50 MeV/m to be obtained for a singe-cell cavity. Further improvement of the coupling to the beam may be achieved by using a TW SC structure with small phase advance per cell. We have demonstrated that an additional gradient increase by up to 46% may be possible if a {pi}/2 TW SC structure is employed. However, a TW SC structure requires a SC feedback waveguide to return the few GW of circulating RF power from the structure output back to the structure input. The test cavity with the feedback is designed to demonstrate the possibility of achieving a significantly higher gradient than existing SC structures.

Yakovlev, V.; /Yale U.; Avrakhov, P.; Kanareykin, A.; Kazakov, S.; /KEK, Tsukuba; Solyak, N.; /Fermilab

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

CX-008914: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Categorical Exclusion Determination Zonal Isolation Improvement for Horizontal Wells Drilling in the Marcellus Shale CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 08292012 Location(s):...

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CX-008518: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Categorical Exclusion Determination Zonal Isolation Improvement for Horizontal Wells Drilling in the Marcellus Shale CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 07122012 Location(s):...

218

CX-006664: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Exclusion Determination Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center Process Improvement Old Pipe Yard Clean Up CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.23 Date: 11162009 Location(s): Casper, Wyoming...

219

CX-005028: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Determination Variable-Speed Drive Centrifugal Pump Efficiency Improvement at Five Wastewater Lift Stations Middletown, Washington CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1 Date: 01102011...

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CX-005588: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Investigation of Improved Conductivity and Proppant Applications in the Bakken Formation CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 04112011 Location(s): Grand Forks, North Dakota...

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CX-009581: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-009581: Categorical Exclusion Determination Manufacturing Improvement Program for the Oil and Gas Industry Supply Chain CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 12142012...

222

Determining the Bayesian optimal sampling strategy in a hierarchical system.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Consider a classic hierarchy tree as a basic model of a 'system-of-systems' network, where each node represents a component system (which may itself consist of a set of sub-systems). For this general composite system, we present a technique for computing the optimal testing strategy, which is based on Bayesian decision analysis. In previous work, we developed a Bayesian approach for computing the distribution of the reliability of a system-of-systems structure that uses test data and prior information. This allows for the determination of both an estimate of the reliability and a quantification of confidence in the estimate. Improving the accuracy of the reliability estimate and increasing the corresponding confidence require the collection of additional data. However, testing all possible sub-systems may not be cost-effective, feasible, or even necessary to achieve an improvement in the reliability estimate. To address this sampling issue, we formulate a Bayesian methodology that systematically determines the optimal sampling strategy under specified constraints and costs that will maximally improve the reliability estimate of the composite system, e.g., by reducing the variance of the reliability distribution. This methodology involves calculating the 'Bayes risk of a decision rule' for each available sampling strategy, where risk quantifies the relative effect that each sampling strategy could have on the reliability estimate. A general numerical algorithm is developed and tested using an example multicomponent system. The results show that the procedure scales linearly with the number of components available for testing.

Grace, Matthew D.; Ringland, James T.; Boggs, Paul T.; Pebay, Philippe Pierre

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Improvement Districts (Indiana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A legislative body may adopt an ordinance establishing an economic improvement district and an Economic Improvement Board to manage development in a respective district. The Board can choose to...

224

Airfoil structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Past airfoil configurations have been used to improve aerodynamic performance and engine efficiencies. The present airfoil configuration further increases component life and reduces maintenance by reducing internal stress within the airfoil itself. The airfoil includes a chord and a span. Each of the chord and the span has a bow being summed to form a generally ``C`` configuration of the airfoil. The generally ``C`` configuration includes a compound bow in which internal stresses resulting from a thermal temperature gradient are reduced. The structural configuration reduces internal stresses resulting from thermal expansion. 6 figs.

Frey, G.A.; Twardochleb, C.Z.

1998-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

225

Airfoil structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Past airfoil configurations have been used to improve aerodynamic performance and engine efficiencies. The present airfoil configuration further increases component life and reduces maintenance by reducing internal stress within the airfoil itself. The airfoil includes a chord and a span. Each of the chord and the span has a bow being summed to form a generally "C" configuration of the airfoil. The generally "C" configuration includes a compound bow in which internal stresses resulting from a thermal temperature gradient are reduced. The structural configuration reduces internal stresses resulting from thermal expansion.

Frey, Gary A. (Poway, CA); Twardochleb, Christopher Z. (Alpine, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

CX-008738: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Determination of Microstructure and Chemical State Changes in Ion-Irradiated Fuels and Structural Components with a High Kinetic Energy Electron Detector Illinois Institute of Technology CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/22/2012 Location(s): Idaho Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

227

Method and system for improved resolution of a compensated calorimeter detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved method and system for a depleted uranium calorimeter detector used in high energy physics experiments. In a depleted uranium calorimeter detector, the energy of a particle entering the calorimeter detector is determined and the output response of the calorimeter detector is compensated so that the ratio of the integrated response of the calorimeter detector from a lepton to the integrated response of the calorimeter detector from a hadron of the same energy as the lepton is approximately equal to 1. In the present invention, the energy of a particle entering the calorimeter detector is determined as a function of time and the hadron content of the response of the calorimeter detector is inferred based upon the time structure of the energy pulse measured by the calorimeter detector. The energy measurement can be corrected based on the inference of the hadron content whereby the resolution of the calorimeter can be improved.

Dawson, John W. (Willowbrook, IL)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Refines Efficiency Improvement  

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Refinery processes that convert heavy oils to lighter distillate fuels require heating for distillation, hydrogen addition or carbon rejection (coking). Efficiency is limited by the formation of insoluble carbon-rich coke deposits. Heat exchangers and other refinery units must be shut down for mechanical coke removal, resulting in a significant loss of output and revenue. When a residuum is heated above the temperature at which pyrolysis occurs (340 C, 650 F), there is typically an induction period before coke formation begins (Magaril and Aksenova 1968, Wiehe 1993). To avoid fouling, refiners often stop heating a residuum before coke formation begins, using arbitrary criteria. In many cases, this heating is stopped sooner than need be, resulting in less than maximum product yield. Western Research Institute (WRI) has developed innovative Coking Index concepts (patent pending) which can be used for process control by refiners to heat residua to the threshold, but not beyond the point at which coke formation begins when petroleum residua materials are heated at pyrolysis temperatures (Schabron et al. 2001). The development of this universal predictor solves a long standing problem in petroleum refining. These Coking Indexes have great potential value in improving the efficiency of distillation processes. The Coking Indexes were found to apply to residua in a universal manner, and the theoretical basis for the indexes has been established (Schabron et al. 2001a, 2001b, 2001c). For the first time, a few simple measurements indicates how close undesired coke formation is on the coke formation induction time line. The Coking Indexes can lead to new process controls that can improve refinery distillation efficiency by several percentage points. Petroleum residua consist of an ordered continuum of solvated polar materials usually referred to as asphaltenes dispersed in a lower polarity solvent phase held together by intermediate polarity materials usually referred to as resins. The Coking Indexes focus on the amount of these intermediate polarity species since coke formation begins when these are depleted. Currently the Coking Indexes are determined by either titration or solubility measurements which must be performed in a laboratory. In the current work, various spectral, microscopic, and thermal techniques possibly leading to on-line analysis were explored for measuring the Coking Indexes.

WRI

2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

229

Improved DC Gun Insulator  

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Many user facilities such as synchrotron light sources and free electron lasers require accelerating structures that support electric fields of 10-100 MV/m, especially at the start of the accelerator chain where ceramic insulators are used for very high gradient DC guns. These insulators are difficult to manufacture, require long commissioning times, and have poor reliability, in part because energetic electrons bury themselves in the ceramic, creating a buildup of charge and causing eventual puncture. A novel ceramic manufacturing process is proposed. It will incorporate bulk resistivity in the region where it is needed to bleed off accumulated charge caused by highly energetic electrons. This process will be optimized to provide an appropriate gradient in bulk resistivity from the vacuum side to the air side of the HV standoff ceramic cylinder. A computer model will be used to determine the optimum cylinder dimensions and required resistivity gradient for an example RF gun application. A ceramic material example with resistivity gradient appropriate for use as a DC gun insulator will be fabricated by glazing using doping compounds and tested.

M.L. Neubauer, K.B. Beard, R. Sah, C. Hernandez-Garcia, G. Neil

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved recovery demonstration for Williston basin carbonates. Quarterly technical progress report, October 1, 1995--December 31, 1995  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in-place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional and multi-component seismic area is being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterization tools are integrated with geological and engineering studies. Improved completion efficiency is being tested with extended-reach jetting lance and other ultra-short radius lateral technologies. Improved completion efficiency, additional wells at closer spacing and better estimates of oil-in-place will result in additional oil production by primary and enhanced recovery processes.

NONE

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Agency Strategic Plan  

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. Williams Administration Building 7101 TAMU September 2009 College Station, TX 77843-7101 Phone: 979. In the context of this broad mission, the priorities for Extension education are: Ensure a sustainable and management. Build local capacity for economic development in Texas communities. Improve the health

232

TOPSAN: a collaborative annotation environment for structural genomics.  

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environment for structural genomics Dana Weekes 1 , S Srihigh-throughput structural genomics centers, despite theirbeing determined by structural genomics centers and high-

Weekes, Dana; Krishna, S; Bakolitsa, Constantina; Wilson, Ian A; Godzik, Adam; Wooley, John

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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234

Improved solid aerosol generator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved solid aerosol generator used to produce a gas borne stream of dry, solid particles of predetermined size and concentration. The improved solid aerosol generator nebulizes a feed solution of known concentration with a flow of preheated gas and dries the resultant wet heated aerosol in a grounded, conical heating chamber, achieving high recovery and flow rates. 2 figs.

Prescott, D.S.; Schober, R.K.; Beller, J.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

235

CX-011200: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-011200: Categorical Exclusion Determination Blast and Paint West Hackberry Meter Skid, Prover Piping and Structure CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 09092013 Location(s):...

236

CX-003713: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Validation of Coupled Models and Optimization of Materials for Offshore Wind Structures CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.3, B3.6 Date: 09092010 Location(s):...

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CX-004369: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Validation of Coupled Models and Optimization of Materials for Offshore Wind Structures CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6 Date: 11012010 Location(s): Maine...

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CX-009425: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Partial Validation of Coupled Models and Optimization of Materials for Offshore Wind Structures CX(s) Applied: B3.3, B3.16, B5.18 Date: 11052012 Location(s): Maine...

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CX-002373: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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Determination Validation of Coupled Models and Optimization of Materials for Offshore Wind Structures CX(s) Applied: B3.1, A9 Date: 05132010 Location(s): Gulf of Maine,...

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CX-010159: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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CX-010159: Categorical Exclusion Determination Install Rip Rap Along Stream Bank at Two Wood Pole Structures Located Along the Bell-Boundary No. 3 Transmission Line CX(s) Applied:...

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241

Determining solar abundances using helioseismology  

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The recent downward revision of solar photospheric abundances of Oxygen and other heavy elements has resulted in serious discrepancies between solar models and solar structure as determined through helioseismology. In this work we investigate the possibility of determining the solar heavy-element abundance without reference to spectroscopy by using helioseismic data. Using the dimensionless sound-speed derivative in the solar convection zone, we find that the heavy element abundance, Z, of 0.0172 +/- 0.002, which is closer to the older, higher value of the abundances.

H. M. Antia; Sarbani Basu

2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

242

Improved recovery demonstration for Williston Basin carbonates. Final report  

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The purpose of this project was to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in-place, and methods for improved completion efficiency. The investigations and demonstrations were focussed on Red River and Ratcliffe reservoirs in the Williston Basin within portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Both of these formations have been successfully explored with conventional 2-dimensional (2D) seismic. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional (3D) seismic was investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. These seismic characterizations were integrated with geological and engineering studies. The project tested lateral completion techniques, including high-pressure jetting lance technology and short-radius lateral drilling to enhance completion efficiency. Lateral completions should improve economics for both primary and secondary oil where low permeability is a problem and higher-density drilling of vertical infill wells is limited by drilling cost. New vertical wells were drilled to test bypassed oil in ares that were identified by 3D seismic. These new wells are expected to recover as much or greater oil than was produced by nearby old wells. The project tested water injection through vertical and horizontal wells in reservoirs where application of waterflooding has been limited. A horizontal well was drilled for testing water injection. Injection rates were tested at three times that of a vertical well. This demonstration well shows that water injection with horizontal completions can improve injection rates for economic waterflooding. This report is divided into two sections, part 1 covers the Red River and part 2 covers the Ratcliffe. Each part summarizes integrated reservoir characterizations and outlines methods for targeting by-passed oil reserves in the respective formation and locality.

Sippel, M.A.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

From meandering to straight grain boundaries: Improving the structures of artificially-induced grain boundaries in superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} bicrystals  

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This paper presents several key aspects of the successful approach to preparing artificially-induced [001] tilt YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} (YBCO) grain boundaries (GBs) with uniform, well-defined structures. The authors have compared the structure of GBs produced in thin film bicrystals and bulk bicrystals, respectively. In the YBCO thin film bicrystals prepared by off-axis magnetron sputtering, meandering rather than planar GBs were generally formed due to the three-dimensional island-shaped nucleation and growth of the thin films. Experimentally, using a low film deposition rate has been demonstrated to reduce the magnitude of meander. However, complete elimination of the meandering configuration has not yet been accomplished due to the film growth mechanism. Thus, the authors have developed a dual-seeded-melt-texture process to produce uniform, planar GBs in [001] tilt YBCO bulk bicrystals. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies revealed GBs with a remarkably planar configuration on both micro and nano-meter scales, demonstrating that simpler, meander-free GB microstructures with well defined [001] tilt angle have been successfully produced compared to those formed in bicrystal thin films. The high reproducibility, excellent stability and well controlled GB orientations have established the dual-seeded-melt-texture process as a reliable technique for engineering artificial GBs for the purpose of systematic studies of GB properties and allow for more insightful measurements of transport properties across individual GBs.

Zhang, X.F.; Todt, V.R.; Miller, D.J.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Structure and yarn sensor for fabric  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A structure and yarn sensor for fabric directly determines pick density in a fabric thereby allowing fabric length and velocity to be calculated from a count of the picks made by the sensor over known time intervals. The structure and yarn sensor is also capable of detecting full length woven defects and fabric. As a result, an inexpensive on-line pick (or course) density measurement can be performed which allows a loom or knitting machine to be adjusted by either manual or automatic means to maintain closer fiber density tolerances. Such a sensor apparatus dramatically reduces fabric production costs and significantly improves fabric consistency and quality for woven or knitted fabric. 13 figs.

Mee, D.K.; Allgood, G.O.; Mooney, L.R.; Duncan, M.G.; Turner, J.C.; Treece, D.A.

1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Improvements in DDT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper will report new developments and recent improvements to DDT. "Window DDT" now will remember undefined symbols and define them on a later command. Using sequence breaks, it can change the contents of memory while ...

Edwards, D.J.

1963-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Improved rubber nanofillers  

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During this task, Silane functionalized TiO2 and HK3Ti4O4(SiO4)3 were sent to Goodyear (GY) for testing. These materials were characterized based on their interaction with the model elastomer, squalene. The Van der Waals interactions and Hamaker Constants for ZnO particles in squalene and rubber materials were characterized and it was determined that a 10-20 nm spacing was necessary between primary filler particles to maintain a stable nanocomposite. Contact angle measurements on the ZnO and ZnO-silane materials indicated that the solvent should wet the particles, and solvophobic attractions should not be present. These studies showed that the surface modification with sulfosilane coupling agents was successful, and high levels of dispersion of the particles remained possible. Further, a novel surface charging phenomenon where negative surface charging is developed in the squalene environment was observed and corroborated by measurements of particle size and of the surface modified materials in squalene. This impacts the dispersion of the particles according to the traditional colloidal interpretation of electrostatic repulsive forces between particles. Additionally, thin nanocomposite fibers were developed using electrospinning. The size and shape of the oxides did not change during the electrospinning process, although the shape of the fiber and the distribution of the particles, particularly for ZnO, was not ideal. There was an obvious increase in elastic modulus and hardness from the addition of the oxides, but differentiating the oxides, and particularly the surfactants, was difficult. The A-1289 lead to the greatest dispersion of the filler particles, while the A-1589 and the NXT produced clustered particle aggregates. This agrees with previous study of these materials in low molecular weight squalene solvent studies reported earlier. The behavior of the nanoparticle ZnO and the microparticle silica is different as well, with the ZnO being contained within the elastomer, and the SiO2 forming monolayers at the surface of the elastomer. The dynamic mechanical analysis did not show clear trends between the surface modification and the aggregate structure. In the silica particles, the NXT led to the least particle interaction, followed by the A-1289 and highest particle interaction found for the A-1589. For the nanosized ZnO, the best dispersion was found for the A-1589, with both the A-1289 and NXT exhibiting frequency dependent responses.

Boyle, T. J.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnesium substitutions in rare-earth metal germanides with the Gd5Si4 type. Synthesis, structure determination and magnetic properties of RE5-xMgxGe4 (RE=Gd-Tm, Lu and Y)  

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A series of magnesium-substituted rare-earth metal germanides with a general formula RE{sub 5-x}Mg{sub x}Ge{sub 4} (x {approx} 1.0-2.3; RE =Gd-Tm, Lu, Y) have been synthesized by high-temperature reactions and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. These compounds crystallize with the common Gd{sub 5}Si{sub 4} type in the orthorhombic space group Pnma (No. 62; Z =4; Pearson's code oP36) and do not appear to undergo temperature-induced crystallographic phase transitions down to 120 K. Replacing rare-earth metal atoms with Mg, up to nearly 45 % at., reduces the valence electron count and is clearly expressed in the subtle changes of the Ge-Ge and metal-metal bonding. Magnetization measurements as a function of the temperature and the applied field reveal complex magnetic structures at cryogenic temperatures, and Curie-Weiss paramagnetic behavior at higher temperatures. The observed local moment magnetism is consistent with RE+ ground states in all cases. In the magnetically ordered phases, the magnetization cannot reach saturation in fields up to 50 kOe. The structural trends across the series and the variations of hte magnetic properties as a function of the Mg content are also discussed. KEYWORDS: Rare-earth intermetallics, germanides, crystal structure,Gd{sub 5}Si{sub 4} type.

Sarrao, J L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thompson, Joe D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tobash, P H [UNIV. OF DE; Bobev, S [UNIV. OF DE

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The crystal structure of the interrupted framework silicate K{sub 9.6}Ca{sub 1.2}Si{sub 12}O{sub 30} determined from laboratory X-ray diffraction data  

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The crystal structure of a potassium calcium silicate with composition K{sub 9.6}Ca{sub 1.2}Si{sub 12}O{sub 30} (or K{sub 8}CaSi{sub 10}O{sub 25}) has been solved by direct methods aided by distance least squares optimization from laboratory X-ray powder diffraction data. The trigonal compound adopts the non-centrosymmetric space group R3c with the following basic crystallographic data: a=11.13623(5)A, c=21.9890(2)A, V=2361.63(2)A{sup 3}, Z=3, D{sub calc}=2.617gcm{sup -3}. The crystal structure can be classified as an interrupted framework with exclusively Q{sup 3}-units. It can be thought of as being built from layers parallel to (001) containing isolated six-membered tetrahedral rings in UDUDUD conformation. Corner sharing of tetrahedra belonging to adjacent sheets results in a tetrahedral framework. The framework density of the structure is 15.2 T-atoms/1000A{sup 3}. The coordination sequences are identical for both silicon atoms in the asymmetric unit: 3-6-11-20-32-46-60-80-102-122. The vertex symbols for the two tetrahedral centers are 10{sub 2}.10{sub 2}.6{sub 1}. Topologically, the structure can be described as an Archimedean three-dimensional 3-connected net. It can be derived from the diamond or cristobalite net by removing 20% of the knots. Charge compensation in the structure is achieved by the incorporation of mono- and divalent M-cations (M: K, Ca). These extra-framework ions are coordinated by six to nine oxygen ligands. Ca/K distributions for the five symmetrically independent M-sites were obtained from a combination of bond distance considerations, site occupancy refinements and the bulk chemical composition. The structural characterization is completed by a detailed Raman spectroscopic study. Furthermore, possible implications of the structural chemistry of interrupted framework silicates for the field of silicate glass research are addressed.

Kahlenberg, V. [Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria)]. E-mail: volker.kahlenberg@uibk.ac.at; Kaindl, R. [Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria); Christian-Doppler-Laboratory for Advanced Hard Coatings at the Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria); Toebbens, D.M. [Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria)

2006-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

249

Seismic assessment strategies for masonry structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Masonry structures are vulnerable to earthquakes, but their seismic assessment remains a challenge. This dissertation develops and improves several strategies to better understand the behavior of masonry structures under ...

DeJong, Matthew J. (Matthew Justin)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes the condition of a significant number of fossil steam turbines operating in the United States and the maintenance practices used to improve their performance. Through the use of steam path audits conducted by the authors` company and by several utilities, a large data base of information on turbine heat rate, casing efficiency, and maintenance practices is available to help the power generation industry understand how different maintenance practices and steam path damage impact turbine performance. The data base reveals that turbine cycle heat rate is typically 5.23% poorer than design just prior to major outages. The degraded condition of steam turbines presents an opportunity for utilities to improve heat rate and reduce emissions without increasing fuel costs. The paper describes what losses typically contribute to the 5.23% heat rate degradation and how utilities can recover steam turbine performance through maintenance actions aimed at improving steam path efficiency.

Cioffi, D.H.; Mitchell, D.R.; Whitecar, S.C. [Encotech, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

ACCELERATED IMPROVEMENT A CONCENTRATED APPROACH  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ACCELERATED IMPROVEMENT A CONCENTRATED APPROACH FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT #12;Accelerated.quality.wisc.edu O F F I C E O F Q U A L I T Y I M P R O V E M E N T Accelerated Improvement This guide to improving resources. You will find helpful information needed to conduct an Accelerated Improvement project

Shapiro, Vadim

252

Management of the aging of critical safety-related concrete structures in light-water reactor plants  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Structural Aging Program has the overall objective of providing the USNRC with an improved basis for evaluating nuclear power plant safety-related structures for continued service. The program consists of a management task and three technical tasks: materials property data base, structural component assessment/repair technology, and quantitative methodology for continued-service determinations. Objectives, accomplishments, and planned activities under each of these tasks are presented. Major program accomplishments include development of a materials property data base for structural materials as well as an aging assessment methodology for concrete structures in nuclear power plants. Furthermore, a review and assessment of inservice inspection techniques for concrete materials and structures has been complete, and work on development of a methodology which can be used for performing current as well as reliability-based future condition assessment of concrete structures is well under way. 43 refs., 3 tabs.

Naus, D.J.; Oland, C.B. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Arndt, E.G. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 9. Economic and Organizationaland Organizational Issues 9.1. Strategies to overcome structural challenges to energy efficiencyorganizational scheme to facilitate discussion of challenges to improving energy efficiency

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Improved recovery demonstration for Williston Basin carbonates. Quarterly report, July 1 - September 30, 1996  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate targeted infill and extension drilling opportunities, better determinations of oil-in- place, methods for improved completion efficiency and the suitability of waterflooding in certain shallow-shelf carbonate reservoirs in the Williston Basin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Improved reservoir characterization utilizing 3-dimensional (3D) and multi-component seismic are being investigated for identification of structural and stratigraphic reservoir compartments. Field demonstrations are in progress to collect data for evaluation of horizontal completions in both the Red River and Ratcliffe. A vertical well in the Red River will test attribute analysis of 3D seismic data for prediction of porosity development. Additional seismic acquisitions and interpretation are in progress for both the Ratcliffe and Red River. A water-injectivity test in a new horizontal completion in the Red Rive B zone at Buffalo Field is scheduled for next quarter.

Carrell, L.A.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

255

Improved vortex reactor system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved vortex reactor system for affecting fast pyrolysis of biomass and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) feed materials comprising: a vortex reactor having its axis vertically disposed in relation to a jet of a horizontally disposed steam ejector that impels feed materials from a feeder and solids from a recycle loop along with a motive gas into a top part of said reactor.

Diebold, James P. (Lakewood, CO); Scahill, John W. (Evergreen, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 201420  

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(CIP) 2014­20? The Campus Improvement Program (CIP) is a concept proposal for the delivery of new-Darlington campus to 2020 through land uses and building envelopes. The CIP is not a proposal for the detailed design and construction of new buildings. See point 9. 2. What are the objectives of the CIP? The CIP

Viglas, Anastasios

257

Solvent dramatically affects protein structure refinement  

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Solvent dramatically affects protein structure refinement Gaurav Chopraa , Christopher M. Summab structure), also known as the protein structure refinement problem. It has been shown that improve- ment in protein structure refinement. Molecular dynamics in explicit sol- vent and energy minimization in both

Summa, Christopher M.

258

Improved dose estimates for nuclear criticality accidents: Preliminary results  

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A method for the determination of radiation doses resulting from a hypothetical crticality accident is presented. The method is an improvement over the slide-rule method cuurently used. The improved method calculates doses for low eneriched uranium as well as highly enriched solutions.

Wilkinson, A.; Basoglu, B.; Bentley, C.; Dunn, M.; Plaster, M.; Yamamoto, T.; Dodds, H. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Hopper, C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

259

Improving Services, Effectiveness, and Efficiency at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro  

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1 Improving Services, Effectiveness, and Efficiency at The University of North Carolina of people across the campus) #12;2 Improving Services, Effectiveness, and Efficiency at UNCG Table ......................................................................................................................... 28 C. Organizational Structure

Saidak, Filip

260

Improved solar heating systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved solar heating system is described in which the incident radiation of the sun is absorbed on collector panels, transferred to a storage unit and then distributed as heat for a building and the like. The improvement is obtained by utilizing a storage unit comprising separate compartments containing an array of materials having different melting points ranging from 75 to 180/sup 0/F. The materials in the storage system are melted in accordance with the amount of heat absorbed from the sun and then transferred to the storage system. An efficient low volume storage system is provided by utilizing the latent heat of fusion of the materials as they change states in storing ad releasing heat for distribution.

Schreyer, J.M.; Dorsey, G.F.

1980-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Improved vortex reactor system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved vortex reactor system is described for affecting fast pyrolysis of biomass and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) feed materials comprising: a vortex reactor having its axis vertically disposed in relation to a jet of a horizontally disposed steam ejector that impels feed materials from a feeder and solids from a recycle loop along with a motive gas into a top part of said reactor. 12 figs.

Diebold, J.P.; Scahill, J.W.

1995-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

262

Improving haul truck productivity  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The paper reviews developments in payload management and cycle times. These were discussed at a roundtable held at the Haulage and Loading 2007 conference held in May in Phoenix, AZ, USA. Several original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) explaind what their companies were doing to improve cycle times for trucks, shovels and excavators used in surface coal mining. Quotations are given from Dion Domaschenz of Liebherr and Steve Plott of Cat Global Mining. 4 figs.

Fiscor, S.

2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

263

Improving biofuel production | EMSL  

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Improving catalysts | EMSL  

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265

Infrastructure Improvements - SRSCRO  

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266

Track 10: Feedback and Improvement  

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ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 10: Feedback and Improvement

267

Galaxy Redshifts: Improved Techniques  

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This paper analyses the effects of random noise in determining errors and confidence levels for galaxy redshifts obtained by cross-correlation techniques. The main finding is that confidence levels have previously been overestimated, and errors inaccurately calculated in certain applications. New formul\\ae\\ are presented.

A. F. Heavens

1993-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

268

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a predictive and preventive maintenance program. The Motor1,700 tons of CO 2 per year. Preventive maintenance.A well structured preventive maintenance program can improve

Kermeli, Katerina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

E-Print Network 3.0 - antibiotics improve chemotactic Sample...  

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research... that this crystallographic work will guide improved structure-based drug design ... Source: Martin, Jan M.L. - Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of...

270

Improved cycling cryopump  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is designed to achieve continuous high efficiency cryopumping of a vacuum vessel by improving upon and combining in a novel way the cryopumping in a novel way the cryopumping methods. The invention consists of a continuous operation cryopump, with movable louvres, with a high efficiency pumping apparatus. The pumping apparatus includes three cryogenic tubes. They are constructed of a substance of high thermal conductivity, such as aluminum and their exterior surfaces are cryogenic condensing surfaces. Through their interior liquid or gaseous helium from two reservoirs can be made to flow, alternately promoting extreme cooling or allowing some warming.

Batzer, T.H.; Call, W.R.

1984-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

271

Requirements for Determining Refrigerant Charge Residential Air Conditioning Measures  

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Requirements for Determining Refrigerant Charge Residential Air Conditioning Measures Improved Refrigerant Charge Purpose Component packages require in some climate zones that split system air refrigerant charge. For the performance method, the proposed design is modeled with less efficiency

272

Nonlocality improves Deutsch algorithm  

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Recently, [{arXiv:0810.3134}] is accepted and published. We show that the Bell inequalities lead to a new type of linear-optical Deutsch algorithms. We have considered a use of entangled photon pairs to determine simultaneously and probabilistically two unknown functions. The usual Deutsch algorithm determines one unknown function and exhibits a two to one speed up in a certain computation on a quantum computer rather than on a classical computer. We found that the violation of Bell locality in the Hilbert space formalism of quantum theory predicts that the proposed {\\it probabilistic} Deutsch algorithm for computing two unknown functions exhibits at least a $2\\sqrt{2}(\\simeq 2.83)$ to one speed up.

Koji Nagata; Sangkyung Lee; Jaewook Ahn

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

273

Petroleum Processing Efficiency Improvement  

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A series of volatile crude oils was characterized using the Asphaltene Determinator oncolumn precipitation and re-dissolution method developed at Western Research Institute (WRI). Gravimetric asphaltenes and polars fractions from silica gel chromatography separation of the oils were characterized also. A study to define the differences in composition of asphaltenes in refinery desalter rag layer emulsions and the corresponding feed and desalter oils was conducted. Results indicate that the most polar and pericondensed aromatic material in the asphaltenes is enriched in the emulsions. The wax types and carbon number distributions in the two heptaneeluting fractions from the Waxphaltene Determinator separation were characterized by repetitive collection of the fractions followed by high temperature gas chromatography (GC) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). High resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICRMS) was conducted by researchers at the Florida State University National High Magnetic Field laboratory in a no-cost collaboration with the study.

John Schabron; Joseph Rovani; Mark Sanderson; Jenny Loveridge

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

EMPOWERING DIGITAL SELF DETERMINATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

: Communication and Digital Media 2. Data Context and Digital Personas 3. Personal Data: Use, ReuseEMPOWERING DIGITAL SELF DETERMINATION Symposium Summary Stanford University, Summer 2012 #12;#12;EMPOWERING DIGITAL SELF DETERMINATION Symposium, Stanford University, CA Summer, 2012 210 Panama Street

Das, Rhiju

275

Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (Minnesota)  

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Lake Improvement Districts may be established by county boards in order to improve the quality of water in lakes; provide for reasonable assurance of water quantity in lakes, where feasible and...

276

Improving Between-Shot Fusion Data Analysis with Parallel Structures  

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In the Phase I project we concentrated on three technical objectives to demonstrate the feasibility of the Phase II project: (1) the development of a parallel MDSplus data handler, (2) the parallelization of existing fusion data analysis packages, and (3) the development of techniques to automatically generate parallelized code using pre-compiler directives. We summarize the results of the Phase I research for each of these objectives below. We also describe below additional accomplishments related to the development of the TaskDL and mpiDL parallelization packages.

CHET NIETER

2005-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

277

Improving the Efficiency of Reasoning Through StructureBased Reformulation #  

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that have overlap in content, and that may even have different reasoning engines. Fur­ thermore, we in this abstract appeared in [2]. 1 In this paper, every set of axioms is a theory (and vice versa). #12; engine pump (4) man f ill # on pump (5) ¬water#¬ok boiler#¬on boiler#steam (6) water # ¬steam (7) ok boiler

Amir, Eyal

278

Improving the Efficiency of Reasoning Through Structure-Based Reformulation  

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that have overlap in content, and that may even have different reasoning engines. Fur- thermore, we in this abstract appeared in [2]. 1 In this paper, every set of axioms is a theory (and vice versa). #12;engine) man fill on pump (5) ¬water¬ok boiler¬on boilersteam (6) water ¬steam (7) ok boiler ¬steam (8

McIlraith, Sheila

279

Method for improving performance of irradiated structural materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method for extending service life of nuclear reactor components prepared from ductile, high strength crystalline alloys obtained by devitrification of metallic glasses. Two variations of the method are described: (1) cycling the temperature of the nuclear reactor between the operating temperature which leads to irradiation damage and a l The U.S. Government has rights in this invention by virtue of Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy, Grant No. DE-AC02-78ER-10107.

Megusar, Janez (Belmont, MA); Harling, Otto K. (Hingham, MA); Grant, Nicholas J. (Winchester, MA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

ProSteam- A Structured Approach to Steam System Improvement  

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of the steam system could, therefore, be: ? To calculate the real cost of steam under various operational scenarios ? To identify current energy losses ? To accurately evaluate project savings ? To forecast future steam demand versus production... Energy Technology Conference, Houston, TX, April 16-19, 2002 Optimised System eff:85% 77.4MW eff:85% O.OMW 98 Uh 352'C 66 lIh eff:80% 68 lIh Max 100 Vh 18 lIh 80 lIh 50 'c 40 lIh 0.50 MW Po e Re ulrement 5 ba Ollh -0.6 barg Max 20 Vh...

Eastwood, A.

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281

Improved Flow-Field Structures for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells  

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The direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) is ideal if high energy-density liquid fuels are required. Liquid fuels have advantages over compressed hydrogen including higher energy density and ease of handling. Although state-of-the-art DMFCs exhibit manageable degradation rates, excessive fuel crossover diminishes system energy and power density. Although use of dilute methanol mitigates crossover, the concomitant lowering of the gross fuel energy density (GFED) demands a complex balance-of-plant (BOP) that includes higher flow rates, external exhaust recirculation, etc. An alternative approach is redesign of the fuel delivery system to accommodate concentrated methanol. NuVant Systems Inc. (NuVant) will maximize the GFED by design and assembly of a DMFC that uses near neat methanol. The approach is to tune the diffusion of highly concentrated methanol (to the anode catalytic layer) to the back-diffusion of water formed at the cathode (i.e. in situ generation of dilute methanol at the anode layer). Crossover will be minimized without compromising the GFED by innovative integration of the anode flow-field and the diffusion layer. The integrated flow-field-diffusion-layers (IFDLs) will widen the current and potential DMFC operating ranges and enable the use of cathodes optimized for hydrogen-air fuel cells.

Gurau, Bogdan

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

282

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies: Improved Electrode-Electrode Structures  

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283

Prospects for improved fusion reactors  

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Ideally, a new energy source must be capable of displacing old energy sources while providing both economic opportunities and enhanced environmental benefits. The attraction of an essentially unlimited fuel supply has generated a strong impetus to develop advanced fission breeders and, even more strongly, the exploitation of nuclear fusion. Both fission and fusion systems trade a reduced fuel charge for a more capital-intensive plant needed to utilize a cheaper and more abundant fuel. Results from early conceptual designs of fusion power plants, however, indicated a capital intensiveness that could override cost savings promised by an inexpensive fuel cycle. Early warnings of these problems appeared, and generalized routes to more economically attractive systems have been suggested; specific examples have also recently been given. Although a direct reduction in the cost (and mass) of the fusion power core (FPC, i.e., plasma chamber, first wall, blanket, shield, coils, and primary structure) most directly reduces the overall cost of fusion power, with the mass power density (MPD, ratio of net electric power to FPC mass, kWe/tonne) being suggested as a figure-of-merit in this respect, other technical, safety/environmental, and institutional issues also enter into the definition of and direction for improved fusion concepts. These latter issues and related tradeoffs are discussed.

Krakowski, R.A.; Miller, R.L.; Hagenson, R.L.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Long-term average performance benefits of parabolic trough improvements  

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Improved parabolic trough concentrating collectors will result from better design, improved fabrication techniques, and the development and utilization of improved materials. The difficulty of achieving these improvements varies as does their potential for increasing parabolic trough performance. The purpose of this analysis is to quantify the relative merit of various technology advancements in improving the long-term average performance of parabolic trough concentrating collectors. The performance benefits of improvements are determined as a function of operating temperature for north-south, east-west, and polar mounted parabolic troughs. The results are presented graphically to allow a quick determination of the performance merits of particular improvements. Substantial annual energy gains are shown to be attainable. Of the improvements evaluated, the development of stable back-silvered glass reflective surfaces offers the largest performance gain for operating temperatures below 150/sup 0/C. Above 150/sup 0/C, the development of trough receivers that can maintain a vacuum is the most significant potential improvement. The reduction of concentrator slope errors also has a substantial performance benefit at high operating temperatures.

Gee, R.; Gaul, H.W.; Kearney, D.; Rabl, A.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Improved Lattice Radial Quantization  

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Lattice radial quantization was proposed in a recent paper by Brower, Fleming and Neuberger[1] as a nonperturbative method especially suited to numerically solve Euclidean conformal field theories. The lessons learned from the lattice radial quantization of the 3D Ising model on a longitudinal cylinder with 2D Icosahedral cross-section suggested the need for an improved discretization. We consider here the use of the Finite Element Methods(FEM) to descretize the universally-equivalent $\\phi^4$ Lagrangian on $\\mathbb R \\times \\mathbb S^2$. It is argued that this lattice regularization will approach the exact conformal theory at the Wilson-Fisher fixed point in the continuum. Numerical tests are underway to support this conjecture.

Richard C. Brower; Michael Cheng; George T. Fleming

2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

286

Regulatory Streamlining and Improvement  

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The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) engaged in numerous projects outlined under the scope of work discussed in the United States Department of Energy (DOE) grant number DE-FC26-04NT15456 awarded to the IOGCC. Numerous projects were completed that were extremely valuable to state oil and gas agencies as a result of work performed utilizing resources provided by the grant. There are numerous areas in which state agencies still need assistance. This additional assistance will need to be addressed under future scopes of work submitted annually to DOE's Project Officer for this grant. This report discusses the progress of the projects outlined under the grant scope of work for the 2005-2006 areas of interest, which are as follows: Area of Interest No. 1--Regulatory Streamlining and Improvement: This area of interest continues to support IOGCC's regulatory streamlining efforts that include the identification and elimination of unnecessary duplications of efforts between and among state and federal programs dealing with exploration and production on public lands. Area of Interest No. 2--Technology: This area of interest seeks to improve efficiency in states through the identification of technologies that can reduce costs. Area of Interest No. 3--Training and Education: This area of interest is vital to upgrading the skills of regulators and industry alike. Within the National Energy Policy, there are many appropriate training and education opportunities. Education was strongly endorsed by the President's National Energy Policy Development group. Acting through the governors offices, states are very effective conduits for the dissemination of energy education information. While the IOGCC favors the development of a comprehensive, long-term energy education plan, states are also supportive of immediate action on important concerns, such as energy prices, availability and conservation. Area of Interest No. 4--Resource Assessment and Development: This area of interest relates directly to helping maximize production of domestic oil and natural gas resources, including areas that are under explored or have not been adequately defined.

Mark A. Carl

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

287

Improved Dark Energy Constraints  

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288

Spin dependent parton distributions and structure functions  

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Nuclear parton distributions and structure functions are determined in an effective chiral quark theory. We also discuss an extension of our model to fragmentation functions.

W. Bentz; I. C. Cloet; T. Ito; A. W. Thomas; K. Yazaki

2007-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

289

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the third and final year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' Corefloods revealed throughput dependencies of permeability reduction by polymers and gels that were much more prolonged during oil flow than water flow. This behavior was explained using simple mobility ratio arguments. A model was developed that quantitatively fits the results and predicts ''clean up'' times for oil productivity when production wells are returned to service after application of a polymer or gel treatment. X-ray computed microtomography studies of gels in strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene suggested that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than gel-ripping or gel-displacement mechanisms. In contrast, analysis of data from the University of Kansas suggests that the gel-ripping or displacement mechanisms are more important in more permeable, strongly water-wet sandpacks. These findings help to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil under different conditions. Since cement is the most commonly used material for water shutoff, we considered when gels are preferred over cements. Our analysis and experimental results indicated that cement cannot be expected to completely fill (top to bottom) a vertical fracture of any width, except near the wellbore. For vertical fractures with apertures less than 4 mm, the cement slurry will simply not penetrate very far into the fracture. For vertical fractures with apertures greater than 4 mm, the slurry may penetrate a substantial distance into the bottom part of the fracture. However, except near the wellbore, the upper part of the fracture will remain open due to gravity segregation. We compared various approaches to plugging fractures using gels, including (1) varying polymer content, (2) varying placement (extrusion) rate, (3) using partially formed gels, (4) using combinations of high and low molecular weight (Mw) polymers, (5) using secondary crosslinking reactions, (6) injecting un-hydrated polymer particles, and (7) incorporating particulates. All of these methods showed promise in some aspects, but required performance improvements in other aspects. All materials investigated to date showed significant performance variations with fracture width. High pressure gradients and limited distance of penetration are common problems in tight fractures. Gravity segregation and low resistance to breaching are common problems in wide fractures. These will be key issues to address in future work. Although gels can exhibit disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures, the levels of permeability reduction for oil flow are too high to allow practical exploitation in most circumstances. In contrast, disproportionate permeability reduction provided by gels that form in porous rock (adjacent to the fractures) has considerable potential in fractured systems.

Randall S. Seright

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

290

Improving Gas Flooding Efficiency  

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This study focuses on laboratory studies with related analytical and numerical models, as well as work with operators for field tests to enhance our understanding of and capabilities for more efficient enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Much of the work has been performed at reservoir conditions. This includes a bubble chamber and several core flood apparatus developed or modified to measure interfacial tension (IFT), critical micelle concentration (CMC), foam durability, surfactant sorption at reservoir conditions, and pressure and temperature effects on foam systems.Carbon dioxide and N{sub 2} systems have been considered, under both miscible and immiscible conditions. The injection of CO2 into brine-saturated sandstone and carbonate core results in brine saturation reduction in the range of 62 to 82% brine in the tests presented in this paper. In each test, over 90% of the reduction occurred with less than 0.5 PV of CO{sub 2} injected, with very little additional brine production after 0.5 PV of CO{sub 2} injected. Adsorption of all considered surfactant is a significant problem. Most of the effect is reversible, but the amount required for foaming is large in terms of volume and cost for all considered surfactants. Some foams increase resistance to the value beyond what is practical in the reservoir. Sandstone, limestone, and dolomite core samples were tested. Dissolution of reservoir rock and/or cement, especially carbonates, under acid conditions of CO2 injection is a potential problem in CO2 injection into geological formations. Another potential change in reservoir injectivity and productivity will be the precipitation of dissolved carbonates as the brine flows and pressure decreases. The results of this report provide methods for determining surfactant sorption and can be used to aid in the determination of surfactant requirements for reservoir use in a CO{sub 2}-foam flood for mobility control. It also provides data to be used to determine rock permeability changes during CO{sub 2} flooding due to saturation changes, dissolution, and precipitation.

Reid Grigg; Robert Svec; Zheng Zeng; Alexander Mikhalin; Yi Lin; Guoqiang Yin; Solomon Ampir; Rashid Kassim

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

291

Structural Genomics and Structural Proteomics: A Global Perspective  

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-genome information and the success of high-throughput (HTP) methods in DNA sequencing. It was envisaged that similar HTP methods could be applied to deter- mining the 3-D structures of "all" the proteins (the "proteome, automated technologies for implementing a HTP pipeline approach to structure determination; a focus on novel

Sussman, Joel L.

292

Hydrocarbon saturation determination using acoustic velocities obtained through casing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Compressional and shear velocities of earth formations are measured through casing. The determined compressional and shear velocities are used in a two component mixing model to provides improved quantitative values for the solid, the dry frame, and the pore compressibility. These are used in determination of hydrocarbon saturation.

Moos, Daniel (Houston, TX)

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

293

IMPROVED ROOF STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES  

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Many U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) remediation sites have performed roof repair and roof replacement to stabilize facilities prior to performing deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) activities. This project will review the decision criteria used by these DOE sites, along with the type of repair system used for each different roof type. Based on this information, along with that compiled from roofing experts, a decision-making tool will be generated to aid in selecting the proper roof repair systems. Where appropriate, innovative technologies will be reviewed and applied to the decision-making tool to determine their applicability. Based on the results, applied research and development will be conducted to develop a method to repair these existing roofing systems, while providing protection for the D and D worker in a cost-efficient manner.

M.A. Ebadian, Ph.D.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Visible structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

All architecture is the interplay between structure, surface and ornament. Traditionally, ornament adorned structure thereby giving it its meaning. A society with its intellectual foundations resting in faith or the abstract ...

Conway, Helene Marie

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Improved Calculation of Thermal Fission Energy  

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Thermal fission energy is one of the basic parameters needed in the calculation of antineutrino flux for reactor neutrino experiments. It is useful to improve the precision of the thermal fission energy calculation for current and future reactor neutrino experiments, which are aimed at more precise determination of neutrino oscillation parameters. In this article, we give new values for thermal fission energies of some common thermal reactor fuel iso-topes, with improvements on two aspects. One is more recent input data acquired from updated nuclear databases. The other, which is unprecedented, is a consideration of the production yields of fission fragments from both thermal and fast incident neutrons for each of the four main fuel isotopes. The change in calculated antineutrino flux due to the new values of thermal fission energy is about 0.33%, and the uncertainties of the new values are about 30% smaller.

Ma, X B; Wang, L Z; Chen, Y X; Cao, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the second year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' The project has two objectives. The first objective is to identify gel compositions and conditions that substantially reduce flow through fractures that allow direct channeling between wells, while leaving secondary fractures open so that high fluid injection and production rates can be maintained. The second objective is to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil. Pore-level images from X-ray computed microtomography were re-examined for Berea sandstone and porous polyethylene. This analysis suggests that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than a gel-ripping mechanism. This finding helps to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil. We analyzed a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel treatment in a production well in the Arbuckle formation. The availability of accurate pressure data before, during, and after the treatment was critical for the analysis. After the gel treatment, water productivity was fairly constant at about 20% of the pre-treatment value. However, oil productivity was stimulated by a factor of 18 immediately after the treatment. During the six months after the treatment, oil productivity gradually decreased to approach the pre-treatment value. To explain this behavior, we proposed that the fracture area open to oil flow was increased substantially by the gel treatment, followed by a gradual closing of the fractures during subsequent production. For a conventional Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel, the delay between gelant preparation and injection into a fracture impacts the placement, leakoff, and permeability reduction behavior. Formulations placed as partially formed gels showed relatively low pressure gradients during placement, and yet substantially reduced the flow capacity of fractures (with widths from 1 to 4 mm) during brine and oil flow after placement. Regardless of gel age before placement, very little gel washed out from the fractures during brine or oil flow. However, increased brine or oil flow rate and cyclic injection of oil and water significantly decreased the level of permeability reduction. A particular need exists for gels that can plug large apertures (e.g., wide fractures and vugs). Improved mechanical strength and stability were demonstrated (in 1- to 4-mm-wide fractures) for a gel that contained a combination of high- and low-molecular weight polymers. This gel reduced the flow capacity of 2- and 4-mm-wide fractures by 260,000. In a 1-mm-wide fracture, it withstood 26 psi/ft without allowing any brine flow through the fracture. Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gels exhibited disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures. The effect was most pronounced when the gel was placed as gelant or partially formed gels. The effect occurred to a modest extent with concentrated gels and with gels that were ''fully formed'' when placed. The effect was not evident in tubes. We explored swelling polymers for plugging fractures. Polymer suspensions were quickly prepared and injected. In concept, the partially dissolved polymer would lodge and swell to plug the fracture. For three types of swelling polymers, behavior was promising. However, additional development is needed before their performance will be superior to that of conventional gels.

Randall S. Seright

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Improved Membrane Materials for PEM Fuel Cell Application  

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The overall goal of this project is to collect and integrate critical structure/property information in order to develop methods that lead to significant improvements in the durability and performance of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) materials. This project is focused on the fundamental improvement of PEMFC membrane materials with respect to chemical, mechanical and morphological durability as well as the development of new inorganically-modified membranes.

Kenneth A. Mauritz; Robert B. Moore

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

298

Improving CS regulations.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

President Carter issued Executive Order 12044 (3/28/78) that required all Federal agencies to distinguish between significant and insignificant regulations, and to determine whether a regulation will result in major impacts. This study gathered information on the impact of the order and the guidelines on the Office of Conservation and Solar Energy (CS) regulatory practices, investigated problems encountered by the CS staff when implementing the order and guidelines, and recommended solutions to resolve these problems. Major tasks accomplished and discussed are: (1) legislation, Executive Orders, and DOE Memoranda concerning Federal administrative procedures relevant to the development and analysis of regulations within CS reviewed; (2) relevant DOE Orders and Memoranda analyzed and key DOE and CS staff interviewed in order to accurately describe the current CS regulatory process; (3) DOE staff from the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Policy and Evaluation, the Office of the Environment, and the Office of the Secretary interviewed to explore issues and problems encountered with current CS regulatory practices; (4) the regulatory processes at five other Federal agencies reviewed in order to see how other agencies have approached the regulatory process, dealt with specific regulatory problems, and responded to the Executive Order; and (5) based on the results of the preceding four tasks, recommendations for potential solutions to the CS regulatory problems developed. (MCW)

Nesse, R.J.; Scheer, R.M.; Marasco, A.L.; Furey, R.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Microcomputer-based information feedback system for improving tractor efficiency  

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) used a gear oontrol system based on a customized version of the Motorola 6800 microprocessor. When used with heavy duty automatic transmissions in trucks and off highway equipment, improvements were seen in fuel efficiency, performanoe, reliability... in oil prices over the past deoade sparked more interest in determining tractor efficiency and in exploring ways to improve fuel economy. During the same time period, explosive growth in the eleotronics industry has made available very compact...

Grogan, Joseph

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR MOLEUCLAR STRUCTURE DETERMINATION: THEORY AND TECHNIQUE  

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bases + RHF + UHF G 78 (DEC-VAX) G 76 + direct minimizationby MP2, MP3 G 80 (DEC-VAX) G 78 + CID + CISD + archivestored! HARTREE FOCK TIMES (VAX) N=40 15 min ST0-3G 4-31G 6-

Lester, W.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Sequence and Structural Determinants of Cu, Zn Superoxide Dismutase Aggregation  

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, 2 microglobu- lin, and tau protein, have been shown to form amyloid fibrils in vitro (Thirumalai et dynamics simula- tion; protein misfolding; domain- swapping INTRODUCTION The formation of protein of native proteins to amyloids.4,5 Peptides corresponding to sequence fragments of amyloid-forming

Dokholyan, Nikolay V.

302

Computing Approximate Solutions of the Protein Structure Determination Problem  

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dovier@dimi.uniud.it 3 Dept. of Computer Science, New Mexico State University epontell of Computer Science at New Mexico State University, where he also serves as the Di- rector of the Knowledge in the context of energy landscape studies (24; 17; 2; 22; 1). Commonly, Monte Carlo simulations, based

Dal Palù, Alessandro

303

Individual and structural explanations of wage determination among employed women  

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APPENDIX I. THE TREATMENT% OF INDEPENDENT VARIABLES IN THE MULTIPLE DUMMY ~SION ANALYSIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 APPENDIX II. THE MEASUREMENT OF LABOR FORCE ATTACHMENT. . 107 110 LIST OF TABLES TABLE 1. Hourly Wages by Formal Education.... ? tically over the past four decades. The rate of female parti- cipation in the labor force has more than doubled, increasing from approximately twenty-five percent in 1940 to over fifty per- cent in 1980 (U. S. Department of Labor, 1980). A corresponding...

Colberg, Edli Erwin

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Determining Factors Influencing Nuclear Envelope and Nuclear Pore Complex Structure.  

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. Secondly, we found the proteasome, a complex responsible for degrading proteins is involved in NPC assembly. In order to further investigate interactions between the NPC and the proteasome, I combined the proteasomal mutant with 3 classes of nuclear pore...

Gouni, Sushanth

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

305

Protein Structure Determination from Pseudocontact Shifts Using ROSETTA  

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, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia Received 21 October 2011; received in revised and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia 2 Department of Biochemistry

Baker, David

306

Determining the Structure of Individual Macromolecules and Nanoparticles  

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A VSP transformation technique for the determination of subsurface structure  

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offset is 305 m, and reflector depth is 3000 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . 13 5 Plot showing normalized coverage as a function of dip of the reflector. Source offset is 305 m. Reflector depth is 2000 m, 6 Plot showing normalized... Geometry showing significance of as. 10 Physical significance of angle uo. 20 22 11 Stacking fold vs. bin offset for a reflector at 2000 m with a dip of 15'. Source offset is 305 m. 23 12 Stack'ing fold vs. bin offset for a reflector at 2000 m with a...

Malloy, Jeffrey Edward

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Structure Determination and Functional Analysis of a Chromate Reductase  

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309

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This technical progress report describes work performed from September 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004, for the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' We examined the properties of several ''partially formed'' gels that were formulated with a combination of high and low molecular weight HPAM polymers. After placement in 4-mm-wide fractures, these gels required about 25 psi/ft for brine to breach the gel (the best performance to date in fractures this wide). After this breach, stabilized residual resistance factors decreased significantly with increased flow rate. Also, residual resistance factors were up to 9 times greater for water than for oil. Nevertheless, permeability reduction factors were substantial for both water and oil flow. Gel with 2.5% chopped fiberglass effectively plugged 4-mm-wide fractures if a 0.5-mm-wide constriction was present. The ability to screen-out at a constriction appears crucial for particulate incorporation to be useful in plugging fractures. In addition to fiberglass, we examined incorporation of polypropylene fibers into gels. Once dispersed in brine or gelant, the polypropylene fibers exhibited the least gravity segregation of any particulate that we have tested to date. In fractures with widths of at least 2 mm, 24-hr-old gels (0.5% high molecular weight HPAM) with 0.5% fiber did not exhibit progressive plugging during placement and showed extrusion pressure gradients similar to those of gels without the fiber. The presence of the fiber roughly doubled the gel's resistance to first breach by brine flow. The breaching pressure gradients were not as large as for gels made with high and low molecular weight polymers (mentioned above). However, their material requirements and costs (i.e., polymer and/or particulate concentrations) were substantially lower than for those gels. A partially formed gel made with 0.5% HPAM did not enter a 0.052-mm-wide fracture when applying a pressure gradient of 65 psi/ft. This result suggests a lower limit of fracture width for entry of formed or partially formed gels (when reasonable pressure gradients are applied). In unfractured porous rock, we investigated the time dependence of oil and water permeabilities during various cycles of oil and water injection after placement of a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel. Permeability to water stabilized rapidly (within 1 pore volume, PV), while permeability to oil stabilized gradually over the course of 100 PV. The behavior was surprisingly insensitive to core material (strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene), core permeability (740 to 10,000 md), and applied pressure gradient (10 to 100 psi/ft).

Randall S. Seright

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Power converter having improved fluid cooling  

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A thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support, which may be controlled in a closed-loop manner. Interfacing between circuits, circuit mounting structure, and the support provide for greatly enhanced cooling. The support may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

Meyer, Andreas A.; Radosevich, Lawrence D.; Beihoff, Bruce C.; Kehl, Dennis L.; Kannenberg, Daniel G.

2007-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

311

Vehicle drive module having improved EMI shielding  

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EMI shielding in an electric vehicle drive is provided for power electronics circuits and the like via a direct-mount reference plane support and shielding structure. The thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support. The support forms a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

Beihoff, Bruce C.; Kehl, Dennis L.; Gettelfinger, Lee A.; Kaishian, Steven C.; Phillips, Mark G.; Radosevich, Lawrence D.

2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

312

Power converter having improved EMI shielding  

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EMI shielding is provided for power electronics circuits and the like via a direct-mount reference plane support and shielding structure. The thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support. The support forms a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

Beihoff, Bruce C.; Kehl, Dennis L.; Gettelfinger, Lee A.; Kaishian, Steven C.; Phillips, Mark G.; Radosevich, Lawrence D.

2006-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

313

Gender determination in populus  

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Gender, the expression of maleness or femaleness, in dioecious plants has been associated with changes in morphology, physiology, ecological position, and commercial importance of several species, including members of the Salicaceae family. Various mechanisms have been proposed to explain the expression of gender in Salicaceae, including sex chromosomes, simple Mendelian genes, quantitative genes, environment, and genotype-by-environment interactions. Published reports would favor a genetic basis for gender. The objective of this study was to identify molecular markers associated with gender in a segregating family of hybrid poplars. Bulked segregant analysis and chi-squared analysis were used to test for the occurrence of sex chromosomes, individual loci, and chromosome ratios (i.e., ploidy levels) as the mechanisms for gender determination. Examination of 2488 PCR based RAPD markers from 1219 primers revealed nine polymorphic bands between male and female bulked samples. However, linkage analysis indicated that none of these markers were significantly associated with gender. Chisquared results for difference in male-to-female ratios between diploid and triploid genotypes also revealed no significant differences. These findings suggest gender is not controlled via sex chromosomes, simple Mendelian loci or ratios of autosome to gender-determining loci. It is possible that gender is determined genetically by regions of the genome not sampled by the tested markers or by a complex of loci operating in an additive threshold manner or in an epistatic manner. It is also possible that gender is determined environmentally at an early zygote stage, canalizing gender expression.

McLetchie, D.N. [Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States). Dept. of Biological Sciences; Tuskan, G.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

314

Improve Your Boiler's Combustion Efficiency  

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This revised ITP tip sheet on boiler combustion efficiency provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

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2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Improving Design with Agents, Improving Agents by Design  

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DCB 1 WPI Improving Design with Agents, or, Improving Agents by Design David C. Brown AI in Design ASSUMPTION ? Assume that the design environment is built using agents. i.e., situated, autonomous, flexible ?'s future design and synthesis environment will be built as a real multi-agent system. In what follows, we

Brown, David C.

316

The Structure of Lombricine Kinase: Implications for Phosphagen Conformational Changes  

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Lombricine kinase is a member of the phosphagen kinase family and a homolog of creatine and arginine kinases, enzymes responsible for buffering cellular ATP levels. Structures of lombricine kinase from the marine worm Urechis caupo were determined by x-ray crystallography. One form was crystallized as a nucleotide complex, and the other was substrate-free. The two structures are similar to each other and more similar to the substrate-free forms of homologs than to the substrate-bound forms of the other phosphagen kinases. Active site specificity loop 309-317, which is disordered in substrate-free structures of homologs and is known from the NMR of arginine kinase to be inherently dynamic, is resolved in both lombricine kinase structures, providing an improved basis for understanding the loop dynamics. Phosphagen kinases undergo a segmented closing on substrate binding, but the lombricine kinase ADP complex is in the open form more typical of substrate-free homologs. Through a comparison with prior complexes of intermediate structure, a correlation was revealed between the overall enzyme conformation and the substrate interactions of His{sup 178}. Comparative modeling provides a rationale for the more relaxed specificity of these kinases, of which the natural substrates are among the largest of the phosphagen substrates.

Bush, D. Jeffrey; Kirillova, Olga; Clark, Shawn A.; Davulcu, Omar; Fabiola, Felcy; Xie, Qing; Somasundaram, Thayumanasamy; Ellington, W. Ross; Chapman, Michael S. (Oregon HSU); (FSU)

2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Less is more: Novel cellulose structure requires fewer enzymes...  

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Cellulose requires fewer enzymes to process biomass to fuel Less is more: Novel cellulose structure requires fewer enzymes to process biomass to fuel Improved methods for breaking...

318

Ultra Large Castings for Lightweight Vehicle Structures ?AMD...  

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for reduced investment cost in tooling and dies - Demonstrate improved energy absorption. USAMP AMD 406 Ultra Large Castings for Lightweight Vehicle Structures...

319

INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SAFETY CULTURE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE  

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In 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) identified safety culture as one of their top Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) related priorities. A team was formed to address this issue. The team identified a consensus set of safety culture principles, along with implementation practices that could be used by DOE, NNSA, and their contractors. Documented improvement tools were identified and communicated to contractors participating in a year long pilot project. After a year, lessons learned will be collected and a path forward determined. The goal of this effort was to achieve improved safety and mission performance through ISMS continuous improvement. The focus of ISMS improvement was safety culture improvement building on operating experience from similar industries such as the domestic and international commercial nuclear and chemical industry.

MCDONALD JA JR

2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

320

Near-term improvements in parabolic troughs: an economic and performance assessment  

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Improved parabolic-trough concentrating collectors will result from better design, improved fabrication techniques, and the development and utilization of improved materials. This analysis qualifies the performance potential of various parabolic-trough component improvements from a systems viewpoint and uses these performance data to determine the worth of each improvement on an economic basis. The improvements considered are evacuated receivers, silvered-glass reflectors, improved receiver, selective coatings, higher optical accuracy concentrations, and higher transmittance receiver glazings. Upper-bound costs for each improvement are provided as well as estimates of the increased solar system rates of return that are made possible by these improvements. The performance and economic potential of some of these improvements are shown to be substantial, especially at higher collector operating temperatures.

Gee, R.; Murphy, L.M.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Approaches for Determination of Reconfiguration Algorithm Termination  

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Distributed Approaches for Determination of Reconfiguration Algorithm Termination Pinak Tulpule architecture was used as globally shared memory structure for detection of algorithm termination. This paper of algorithm termination. Keywords--autonomous agent-based reconfiguration, dis- tributed algorithms, shipboard

Lai, Hong-jian

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Y{sub 2}MoSe{sub 3}O{sub 12} and Y{sub 2}MoTe{sub 3}O{sub 12}: Solid-state synthesis, structure determination, and characterization of two new quaternary mixed metal oxides containing asymmetric coordination environment  

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Two new quaternary yttrium molybdenum selenium/tellurium oxides, Y{sub 2}MoSe{sub 3}O{sub 12} and Y{sub 2}MoTe{sub 3}O{sub 12} have been prepared by standard solid-state reactions using Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, MoO{sub 3}, and SeO{sub 2} (or TeO{sub 2}) as reagents. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction was used to determine the crystal structures of the reported materials. Although both of the materials contain second-order JahnTeller (SOJT) distortive cations and are stoichiometrically similar, they reveal different structural features: while Y{sub 2}MoSe{sub 3}O{sub 12} shows a three-dimensional framework consisting of YO{sub 8}, MoO{sub 6}, and SeO{sub 3} groups, Y{sub 2}MoTe{sub 3}O{sub 12} exhibits a layered structure composed of YO{sub 8}, MoO{sub 4}, TeO{sub 3}, and TeO{sub 4} polyhedra. With the Mo{sup 6+} cations in Y{sub 2}MoSe{sub 3}O{sub 12}, a C{sub 3}-type intraoctahedral distortion toward a face is observed, in which the direction of the out-of-center distortion for Mo{sup 6+} is away from the oxide ligand linked to a Se{sup 4+} cation. The Se{sup 4+} and Te{sup 4+} cations in both materials are in asymmetric coordination environment attributed to the lone pairs. Elemental analyses, infrared spectroscopy, thermal analyses, intraoctahedral distortions, and dipole moment calculations for the compounds are also presented. - Graphical abstract: Y{sub 2}MoSe{sub 3}O{sub 12} reveals a three-dimensional framework consisting of YO{sub 8}, MoO{sub 6}, and SeO{sub 3} polyhedra, whereas Y{sub 2}MoTe{sub 3}O{sub 12} exhibits a layered structure composed of YO{sub 8}, MoO{sub 4}, TeO{sub 3}, and TeO{sub 4} groups. - Highlights: Two new selenite and tellurite (Y{sub 2}MoQ{sub 3}O{sub 12}; Q=Se and Te) are synthesized. Y{sub 2}MoQ{sub 3}O{sub 12} contain second-order JahnTeller distortive cations in asymmetric environments. The intra-octahedral distortion of the Mo{sup 6+} is influenced by the Se{sup 4+}.

Bang, Seong-eun; Pan, Zhi; Kim, Yeong Hun; Lee, Dong Woo; Ok, Kang Min, E-mail: kmok@cau.ac.kr

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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STITCHER: Dynamic assembly of likely amyloid and prion beta-structures from secondary structure predictions  

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The supersecondary structure of amyloids and prions, proteins of intense clinical and biological interest, are difficult to determine by standard experimental or computational means. In addition, significant conformational ...

Bryan, Allen W.

324

Sphericity determination using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method is provided for grading production quantities of spherical objects, such as roller balls for bearings. A resonant ultrasound spectrum (RUS) is generated for each spherical object and a set of degenerate sphere-resonance frequencies is identified. From the degenerate sphere-resonance frequencies and known relationships between degenerate sphere-resonance frequencies and Poisson's ratio, a Poisson's ratio can be determined, along with a 'best' spherical diameter, to form spherical parameters for the sphere. From the RUS, fine-structure resonant frequency spectra are identified for each degenerate sphere-resonance frequency previously selected. From each fine-structure spectrum and associated sphere parameter values an asphericity value is determined. The asphericity value can then be compared with predetermined values to provide a measure for accepting or rejecting the sphere. 14 figs.

Dixon, R.D.; Migliori, A.; Visscher, W.M.

1994-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

325

The balancing test: Is fairtrade cotton a sustainable policy for improving the livelihoods of Indian cotton producers?.  

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?? This thesis determines if Fairtrade cotton can improve the livelihoods of cotton farmers in India. Interviews with Fairtrade cotton farmers and local staff members (more)

Mooter, Sheyanne

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

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Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency...

327

Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion...  

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Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling & experimental testing Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling &...

328

Current performance and potential improvements in solar thermal industrial heat  

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A representive current state-of-the-art system using parabolic trough technology was developed using data from a system recently installed in Tehachapi, California. A simulation model was used to estimate the annual energy output from the system at three different insolation locations. Based on discussions with industry personnel and within NREL, we identified a number of technology improvements that offer the potential for increasing the energy performance and reducing the energy-cost of the baseline system. The technology improvements modeled included an evacuated-tube receiver, an antireflective coating on the receiver tube, an improved absorber material, a cleaner reflecting surface, a reflecting surface that can withstand contact cleaning, and two silver reflectors. The properties associated with the improvements were incorporated into the model simulation at the three insolation locations to determine if there were any performance gains. The results showed that there was a potential for a more am 50% improvement in the annual energy delivered by a 2677 m{sup 2} system incorporating a combination of the enumerated technology improvements. We discuss the commercial and technological status of each design improvement and present performance predictions for the trough-design improvements.

Hale, M.J.; Williams, T.; Barker, G.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Current performance and potential improvements in solar thermal industrial heat  

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A representive current state-of-the-art system using parabolic trough technology was developed using data from a system recently installed in Tehachapi, California. A simulation model was used to estimate the annual energy output from the system at three different insolation locations. Based on discussions with industry personnel and within NREL, we identified a number of technology improvements that offer the potential for increasing the energy performance and reducing the energy-cost of the baseline system. The technology improvements modeled included an evacuated-tube receiver, an antireflective coating on the receiver tube, an improved absorber material, a cleaner reflecting surface, a reflecting surface that can withstand contact cleaning, and two silver reflectors. The properties associated with the improvements were incorporated into the model simulation at the three insolation locations to determine if there were any performance gains. The results showed that there was a potential for a more am 50% improvement in the annual energy delivered by a 2677 m[sup 2] system incorporating a combination of the enumerated technology improvements. We discuss the commercial and technological status of each design improvement and present performance predictions for the trough-design improvements.

Hale, M.J.; Williams, T.; Barker, G.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Nucleon spin structure studies at COMPASS  

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One of the main goal of the COMPASS experiment at CERN is the study of the spin structure of the nucleon in DIS, by scattering 160 GeV polarized muon beam on a longitudinally (or transversely) polarized 6LiD target. Besides the scattered muon, the particles produced in the deep inelastic scattering are detected by a two stage magnetic spectrometer equipped with state of the art tracking and particle ID detectors.The emphasis of COMPASS muon program is the direct determination of the gluon polarization {delta}G/G, accessed via asymmetries involving photon-gluon fusion mechanism (PGF). Both open charm production (detecting D0's), as well as production of height pT hadron pairs are used to tag PGF. Preliminary results for {delta}G/G based on the analysis of 2002 and 2003 data are shown. In addition, improved measurement of the deuteron structure function g{sub 1}{sup d} at small x, as well as studies of transverse distribution functions in the deuteron by measuring Collins and Sivers azimuthal asymmetries, are reported.

Marchand, Claude [CEA/DAPNIA/SPhN, CE Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette CEDEX (France)

2006-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

331

Detecting Discrepancies and Improving Intelligibility  

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Detecting Discrepancies and Improving Intelligibility: Two Preliminary Evaluations of RIPTIDES evaluations of RIPTIDES, a sys- tem that combines information extraction (IE), extraction-based sum unduly sacrificing content relevance. 1 Introduction We report on two preliminary evaluations of RIPTIDES

Wagstaff, Kiri L.

332

Hamilton County- Home Improvement Program  

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The Hamilton County, Ohio, Home Improvement Program (HIP) was originally initiated in 2002, and then reinstated in May 2008. The HIP loan allows homeowners in Hamilton County communities to borrow...

333

Understanding and Improving Software Productivity  

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Understanding and Improving Software Productivity Walt Scacchi Institute for Software Research;2 Introduction What affects software productivity? Software productivity has been one of the most studied aspects of software engineering Goal: review sample of empirical studies of software productivity

Scacchi, Walt

334

Deep Inelastic Scattering from A=3 Nuclei and the Neutron Structure Function  

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We present a comprehensive analysis of deep inelastic scattering from {sup 3}He and {sup 3}H, focusing in particular on the extraction of the free neutron structure function, F{sup n}{sub 2}. Nuclear corrections are shown to cancel to within 1-2% for the isospin-weighted ratio of {sup 3}He to {sup 3}H structure functions, which leads to more than an order of magnitude improvement in the current uncertainty on the neutron to proton ratio F{sup 2n}{sub 2}/F{sup p}{sub 2} at large x. Theoretical uncertainties originating tom the nuclear wave function, including possible non-nucleonic components, are evaluated. Measurement of the {sup 3}He and {sup 3}H structure functions will, in addition, determine the magnitude of the EMC effect in all A [lte] 3 nuclei.

I. Afnan; F. Bissey; J. Gomez; A. Katramatou; S. Liuti; W. Melnitchouk; G. Petratos; A.W. Thomas

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Improving energy storage devices | EMSL  

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336

Determinants of Meme Popularity  

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Online social media have greatly affected the way in which we communicate with each other. However, little is known about what are the fundamental mechanisms driving dynamical information flow in online social systems. Here, we introduce a generative model for online sharing behavior and analytically show, using techniques from mathematical population genetics, that competition between memes for the limited resource of user attention leads to a type of self-organized criticality, with heavy-tailed distributions of meme popularity: a few memes "go viral" but the majority become only moderately popular. The time-dependent solutions of the model are shown to fit empirical micro-blogging data on hashtag usage, and to predict novel scaling features of the data. The presented framework, in contrast to purely empirical studies or simulation-based models, clearly distinguishes the roles of two distinct factors affecting meme popularity: the memory time of users and the connectivity structure of the social network.

Gleeson, James P; Baos, Raquel A; Moreno, Yamir

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Air cathode structure manufacture  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved air cathode structure for use in primary batteries and the like. The cathode structure includes a matrix active layer, a current collector grid on one face of the matrix active layer, and a porous, nonelectrically conductive separator on the opposite face of the matrix active layer, the collector grid and separator being permanently bonded to the matrix active layer. The separator has a preselected porosity providing low IR losses and high resistance to air flow through the matrix active layer to maintain high bubble pressure during operation of the battery. In the illustrated embodiment, the separator was formed of porous polypropylene. A thin hydrophobic film is provided, in the preferred embodiment, on the current collecting metal grid.

Momyer, William R. (Palo Alto, CA); Littauer, Ernest L. (Los Altos Hills, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

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

339

Significant Radionuclides Determination  

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The purpose of this calculation is to identify radionuclides that are significant to offsite doses from potential preclosure events for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste expected to be received at the potential Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR). In this calculation, high-level radioactive waste is included in references to DOE SNF. A previous document, ''DOE SNF DBE Offsite Dose Calculations'' (CRWMS M&O 1999b), calculated the source terms and offsite doses for Department of Energy (DOE) and Naval SNF for use in design basis event analyses. This calculation reproduces only DOE SNF work (i.e., no naval SNF work is included in this calculation) created in ''DOE SNF DBE Offsite Dose Calculations'' and expands the calculation to include DOE SNF expected to produce a high dose consequence (even though the quantity of the SNF is expected to be small) and SNF owned by commercial nuclear power producers. The calculation does not address any specific off-normal/DBE event scenarios for receiving, handling, or packaging of SNF. The results of this calculation are developed for comparative analysis to establish the important radionuclides and do not represent the final source terms to be used for license application. This calculation will be used as input to preclosure safety analyses and is performed in accordance with procedure AP-3.12Q, ''Calculations'', and is subject to the requirements of DOE/RW-0333P, ''Quality Assurance Requirements and Description'' (DOE 2000) as determined by the activity evaluation contained in ''Technical Work Plan for: Preclosure Safety Analysis, TWP-MGR-SE-000010'' (CRWMS M&O 2000b) in accordance with procedure AP-2.21Q, ''Quality Determinations and Planning for Scientific, Engineering, and Regulatory Compliance Activities''.

Jo A. Ziegler

2001-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

340

Deployable structures  

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This thesis has the purpose of describing the meaning and applications of deployable structures (making emphasis in the scissor-hinged and sliding mechanisms.) and the development of new geometries, details, and mechanisms ...

Hernndez Merchan, Carlos Henrique

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation Surfactants for Improved Chemical Flooding Technology  

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The principle objective of this project was to characterize and test current and next generation high performance surfactants for improved chemical flooding technology, focused on reservoirs in the Pennsylvanian-aged (Penn) sands. In order to meet this objective the characteristic curvatures (Cc) of twenty-eight anionic surfactants selected for evaluation for use in chemical flooding formulations were determined. The Cc values ranged from -6.90 to 2.55 with the majority having negative values. Crude oil samples from nine Penn sand reservoirs were analyzed for several properties pertinent to surfactant formulation for EOR application. These properties included equivalent alkane carbon numbers, total acid numbers, and viscosity. The brine samples from these same reservoirs were analyzed for several cations and for total dissolved solids. Surfactant formulations were successfully developed for eight reservoirs by the end of the project period. These formulations were comprised of a tertiary mixture of anionic surfactants. The identities of these surfactants are considered proprietary, but suffice to say the surfactants in each mixture were comprised of varying chemical structures. In addition to the successful development of surfactant formulations for EOR, there were also two successful single-well field tests conducted. There are many aspects that must be considered in the development and implementation of effective surfactant formulations. Taking into account these other aspects, there were four additional studies conducted during this project. These studies focused on the effect of the stability of surfactant formulations in the presence of polymers with an associated examination of polymer rheology, the effect of the presence of iron complexes in the brine on surfactant stability, the potential use of sacrificial agents in order to minimize the loss of surfactant to adsorption, and the effect of electrolytes on surfactant adsorption. In these last four studies the effects of such things as temperature, electrolyte concentration and the effect of different types of electrolytes were taken into consideration.

Laura Wesson; Prapas Lohateeraparp; Jeffrey Harwell; Bor-Jier Shiau

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

342

Structural and electrical characterizations of In{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}As/InP structures for infrared photodetector applications  

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Three InGaAs/InP structures for photodetector applications were grown with different indium compositions by MBE technique. The structural properties of the samples have been obtained by means of high resolution X-ray diffraction and secondary ion mass spectrometry measurements. Three InGaAs/InP metal-semiconductor-metal devices were fabricated at room temperature. The experimental forward and reverse bias currentvoltage characteristics of the devices such as ideality factor, barrier height, and saturation current were evaluated considering the structural properties of the grown structures. The carrier recombination lifetime and diffusion length in the devices were also calculated using carrier density and mobility data obtained with Hall effect measurement at room temperature. It was determined that all room temperature fabricated devices improved the Schottky barrier height. Especially, the device fabricated on the lower mismatched structure exhibited barrier height enhancement from 0.2?eV, which is the conventional barrier height to 0.642?eV. In addition, the obtained results show that the room temperature fabricated devices on InGaAs/InP structures can be convenient for infrared photodetector applications.

Asar, Tar?k, E-mail: trkasar@gazi.edu.tr; zelik, Sleyman [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Gazi University, Ankara 06500 (Turkey); Photonics Application and Research Center, Gazi University, Ankara 06500 (Turkey); zbay, Ekmel [Nanotechnology Research Center, Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara 06800 (Turkey); Department of Physics, Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara 06800 (Turkey)

2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

343

An improved integrally formed radio frequency quadrupole  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved radio frequency quadrupole is provided having an elongate housing with an elongate central axis and top, bottom and two side walls symmetrically disposed about the axis, and vanes formed integrally with the walls, the vanes each having a cross-section at right angles to the central axis which tapers inwardly toward the axis to form electrode tips spaced from each other by predetermined distances. Each of the four walls, and the vanes integral therewith, is a separate structural element having a central lengthwise plane passing through the tip of the vane, the walls having flat mounting surfaces at right angles to and parallel to the control plane, respectively, which are butted together to position the walls and vane tips relative to each other. 4 figs.

Abbott, S.R.

1987-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

344

SNF project engineering process improvement plan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Engineering Process Improvement Plan documents the activities and plans to be taken by the SNF Project (the Project) to support its engineering process and to produce a consolidated set of engineering procedures that are fully compliant with the requirements of HNF-PRO-1819 (1819). These requirements are imposed on all engineering activities performed for the Project and apply to all life-cycle stages of the Project's systems, structures and components (SSCs). This Plan describes the steps that will be taken by the Project during the transition period to ensure that new procedures are effectively integrated into the Project's work process as these procedures are issued. The consolidated procedures will be issued and implemented by September 30, 1999.

KELMENSON, R.L.

1999-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

345

Vehicle drive module having improved cooling configuration  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electric vehicle drive includes a thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support. Power electronic circuits are thermally matched, such as between component layers and between the circuits and the support. The support may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

Radosevich, Lawrence D.; Meyer, Andreas A.; Kannenberg, Daniel G.; Kaishian, Steven C.; Beihoff, Bruce C.

2007-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

346

CX-008168: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Snohomish High School Field Improvements CX(s) Applied: B4.9 Date: 03/20/2012 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

347

Improving Process Cooling Tower Eddiciency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 7 Improving Cooling Tower Efficiency ? Two Improvements in Capacity/Performance 1. Filtration for water quality control Side stream filtration Make up water quality...-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 2 Types of Cooling Towers Forced Draft Towers ESL-IE-13-05-08 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 3 Types...

Turpish, W.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Improving Solar-Cell Efficiency  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFun withconfinementEtching.348 270 300 219Improvements toProjectsImprovingHow to

349

Functional Clustering Drives Encoding Improvement in a Developing Brain Network during Awake Visual Learning  

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Sensory experience drives dramatic structural and functional plasticity in developing neurons. However, for single-neuron plasticity to optimally improve whole-network encoding of sensory information, changes must be ...

Dunfield, Derek

350

IGNITION IMPROVEMENT OF LEAN NATURAL GAS MIXTURES  

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This report describes work performed during a thirty month project which involves the production of dimethyl ether (DME) on-site for use as an ignition-improving additive in a compression-ignition natural gas engine. A single cylinder spark ignition engine was converted to compression ignition operation. The engine was then fully instrumented with a cylinder pressure transducer, crank shaft position sensor, airflow meter, natural gas mass flow sensor, and an exhaust temperature sensor. Finally, the engine was interfaced with a control system for pilot injection of DME. The engine testing is currently in progress. In addition, a one-pass process to form DME from natural gas was simulated with chemical processing software. Natural gas is reformed to synthesis gas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide), converted into methanol, and finally to DME in three steps. Of additional benefit to the internal combustion engine, the offgas from the pilot process can be mixed with the main natural gas charge and is expected to improve engine performance. Furthermore, a one-pass pilot facility was constructed to produce 3.7 liters/hour (0.98 gallons/hour) DME from methanol in order to characterize the effluent DME solution and determine suitability for engine use. Successful production of DME led to an economic estimate of completing a full natural gas-to-DME pilot process. Additional experimental work in constructing a synthesis gas to methanol reactor is in progress. The overall recommendation from this work is that natural gas to DME is not a suitable pathway to improved natural gas engine performance. The major reasons are difficulties in handling DME for pilot injection and the large capital costs associated with DME production from natural gas.

Jason M. Keith

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

SURFACTANT - POLYMER INTERACTION FOR IMPROVED OIL RECOVERY  

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The goal of this research is to use the interaction between a surfactant and a polymer for efficient displacement of tertiary oil by improving slug integrity, adsorption and mobility control. Surfactant--polymer flooding has been shown to be highly effective in laboratory-scale linear floods. The focus of this proposal is to design an inexpensive surfactant-polymer mixture that can efficiently recover tertiary oil by avoiding surfactant slug degradation high adsorption and viscous/heterogeneity fingering. A mixture comprising a ''pseudo oil'' with appropriate surfactant and polymer has been selected to study micellar-polymer chemical flooding. The physical properties and phase behavior of this system have been determined. A surfactant-polymer slug has been designed to achieve high efficiency recovery by improving phase behavior and mobility control. Recovery experiments have been performed on linear cores and a quarter 5-spot. The same recovery experiments have been simulated using a commercially available simulator (UTCHEM). Good agreement between experimental data and simulation results has been achieved.

Unknown

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Analysis of improvements in system efficiency and safety at highway-railroad-pedestrian grade crossings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this project was to perform micro-simulation analyses on intersections near Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings to determine if controlling mean train speed and train speed variability would improve safety and reduce delays. The first...

Tydlacka, Jonathan Michael

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

353

Thermal Crosslinking of Organic Semiconducting Polythiophene Improves Transverse Hole Conductivity  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Thermal crosslinking using a suitable radical initiator simultaneously improves electrical conductivity in the semiconducting polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) and makes the material insoluble. Crosslinked polythiophene shows as much as a fivefold increase in hole conductivity across the film thickness without any shift in spectral light absorption. Grazing incidence x-ray diffraction reveals more in-plane polymer lamellae stacking with only a small decrease in film crystallinity. Improved transverse conductivity increases the performance of model planar solar cells by threefold, from 0.07% to 0.2%. The ability to render polythiophene insoluble without disrupting film structural order enables fabrication pathways to more complex device architectures.

Gearba, I.R.; Nam, C.-Y.; Pindak, R.; Black, C.T.

2009-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

354

Protein NMR Structures Refined with Rosetta Have Higher Accuracy Relative to Corresponding Xray Crystal Structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Protein NMR Structures Refined with Rosetta Have Higher Accuracy Relative to Corresponding Xray Information ABSTRACT: We have found that refinement of protein NMR structures using Rosetta with experimental in the PDB using standard refinement protocols. Using 40 pairs of NMR and X-ray crystal structures determined

Baker, David

355

Sustaining Performance Improvements in Energy Intensive Industries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Experience has shown that significant opportunity for performance improvements exists in energy intensive operations. Often, efforts to improve efficiency focus on vendor-led initiatives to improve operations of particular equipment. This approach...

Moore, D. A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Managing Critical Management Improvement Initiatives  

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

Provides requirements and responsibilities for planning, executing and assessing critical management improvement initiatives within DOE. DOE N 251.59, dated 9/27/2004, extends this Notice until 10/01/2005. Archived 11-8-10. Does not cancel other directives.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Zymomonas with improved xylose utilization  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Strains of Zymomonas were engineered by introducing a chimeric xylose isomerase gene that contains a mutant promoter of the Z. mobilis glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene. The promoter directs increased expression of xylose isomerase, and when the strain is in addition engineered for expression of xylulokinase, transaldolase and transketolase, improved utilization of xylose is obtained.

Viitanen, Paul V. (West Chester, PA); Tao, Luan (Havertown, PA); Zhang, Yuying (New Hope, PA); Caimi, Perry G. (Kennett Square, PA); McCutchen, Carol M. (Wilmington, DE); McCole, Laura (East Fallowfield, PA); Zhang, Min (Lakewood, CO); Chou, Yat-Chen (Lakewood, CO); Franden, Mary Ann (Centennial, CO)

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

358

What are Improvement Partnerships? "VCHIPisaperfectexampleofhowstategroupscancometogetheraroundacommongoaland  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and knowledge, IPs increase the strength and quality of health care reform efforts for the nation as a whole the will and knowledge for sustainable change across the health care delivery system. Other states have expressed measurement- based efforts and a systems approach to improve the quality of children's health care. IPs draw

Hayden, Nancy J.

359

Improved photovoltaic cells and electrodes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Improved photovoltaic cells and electrodes for use therein, particularly electrodes employing amorphous silicon or polyacetylene coating are produced by a process which includes filling pinholes or porous openings in the coatings by electrochemical oxidation of selected monomers to deposit insulating polymer in the openings.

Skotheim, T.A.

1983-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

360

Improving Inventory Control Using Forecasting  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

EMGT 835 FIELD PROJECT: Improving Inventory Control Using Forecasting By Juan Mario Balandran jmbg@hotmail.com Master of Science The University of Kansas Fall Semester, 2005 An EMGT Field Project report submitted...............................................................................................................................................10 Current Inventory Forecast Process ...........................................................................................10 Development of Alternative Forecast Process...

Balandran, Juan

2005-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Improvement February 28 & 29, 2012  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

HR Process Improvement Forums February 28 & 29, 2012 #12;Agenda Updates ­ New initiatives Resources Education Verification Request ­ Found in Employment Forms on the HR Web Page Researching other avenues ­ Diploma Translations ­ NM Department of Education for verification of High School diploma #12

New Mexico, University of

362

UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS FOR YIELD IMPROVEMENT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

methods (active heating and cooling, directional solidifi- cation) Novel yield improvement techniques through a vari- ety of active heating and cooling schemes. It is envisioned that the techniques will allow techniques for decreasing the size and number of risers re- quired to produce quality castings

Beckermann, Christoph

363

Improvement of four anode rods ion source  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this work, an improved form of a saddle field ion source has been designed and constructed. It consists of four anode rods made from copper and two copper cathode discs. The two cathode discs are placed symmetrically on both sides of the four anode rods. The electrical discharge and output ion beam characteristics were measured at different pressures using argon gas. The optimum distance between each two anode rods was determined. Also the optimum distance between the four anode rods and any cathode disc was obtained. It was found that the optimum distance between each two anode rods equal to 6 mm, while the optimum distance between the four anode rods and any cathode disc equal to 16 mm, where a stable discharge current and maximum output ion beam current can be obtained. The effect of negative extraction voltage applied to both the extractor electrode and Faraday cup on the output ion beam current was studied. The sputter yield of copper and aluminum targets using argon ions of different energies was determined.

Abdel Salam, F. W.; El-Khabeary, H.; Abdel Reheem, A. M. [Accelerators and Ion Sources Department, Nuclear Research Center, Atomic Energy Authority, P. No. 13759 (Egypt); Ahmed, M. M. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Cairo (Egypt)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

364

Development of a structural health monitoring system for the life assessment of critical transportation infrastructure.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Recent structural failures such as the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minnesota have underscored the urgent need for improved methods and procedures for evaluating our aging transportation infrastructure. This research seeks to develop a basis for a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system to provide quantitative information related to the structural integrity of metallic structures to make appropriate management decisions and ensuring public safety. This research employs advanced structural analysis and nondestructive testing (NDT) methods for an accurate fatigue analysis. Metal railroad bridges in New Mexico will be the focus since many of these structures are over 100 years old and classified as fracture-critical. The term fracture-critical indicates that failure of a single component may result in complete collapse of the structure such as the one experienced by the I-35W Bridge. Failure may originate from sources such as loss of section due to corrosion or cracking caused by fatigue loading. Because standard inspection practice is primarily visual, these types of defects can go undetected due to oversight, lack of access to critical areas, or, in riveted members, hidden defects that are beneath fasteners or connection angles. Another issue is that it is difficult to determine the fatigue damage that a structure has experienced and the rate at which damage is accumulating due to uncertain history and load distribution in supporting members. A SHM system has several advantages that can overcome these limitations. SHM allows critical areas of the structure to be monitored more quantitatively under actual loading. The research needed to apply SHM to metallic structures was performed and a case study was carried out to show the potential of SHM-driven fatigue evaluation to assess the condition of critical transportation infrastructure and to guide inspectors to potential problem areas. This project combines the expertise in transportation infrastructure at New Mexico State University with the expertise at Sandia National Laboratories in the emerging field of SHM.

Roach, Dennis Patrick; Jauregui, David Villegas (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM); Daumueller, Andrew Nicholas (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Determinants of multiple measures of acceleration  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Statistical analyses of the acceleration capability of gasoline vehicles have focused on zero to 97 km/h acceleration rates and have concluded that peak power per kilogram is an appropriate single surrogate for acceleration capability. In this paper, statistical methods are used with data for 107 vehicles tested and reported by Consumers Union for 1986--1988 model years to estimate the determinants of contemporary gasoline vehicle acceleration capability under various conditions, adding new variables to the statistical tests reported by others. Like previous studies, this analysis determined that power and weight provide the most information about acceleration capability. Using a model formulation unlike other studies, this study found that engine displacement also provides statistically significant improvements in explanation of 0-48, 0-97, and 48-97 km/h acceleration times. The coefficients of the equations imply that the use of smaller displacement engines, holding peak power constant, diminishes start-up and 0-97 km/h acceleration capability. A separate equation is estimated to illustrate the effects of advanced engine technologies on displacement, controlling for power. This equation is used in conjunction with the acceleration equations to illustrate a method of estimating performance-equivalent engine substitutions when engine technologies change. Transmission type was important for start-up acceleration, with automatic-transmission-equipped vehicles being significantly slower than stick-shift-equipped vehicles. Fuel injection was found to significantly improve start-up acceleration. Variables proxying aerodynamic-drag effects tended to be significant determinants of acceleration in the higher-speed equations, but not for start-up acceleration. Estimated aerodynamic drag effects indicated that drag slows down 0-97, 48-97, and 72-105 km/h acceleration of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles more than passenger cars and vans.

Santini, D.J.; Anderson, J.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience,...  

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

Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014) Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November...

367

RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART TRAIN CONTROL  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

it was a response to the reliability problems introduced by~atelyowned rights. RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART VEHICLEtask group to improve the reliability of the Bay Area Rapid

Turner, D.B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Funding Opportunity Webinar - Advancing Solutions To Improve...  

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

Funding Opportunity Webinar - Advancing Solutions To Improve the Energy Efficiency of US Commercial Buildings Funding Opportunity Webinar - Advancing Solutions To Improve the...

369

Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity...  

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

Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity May 20, 2011 - 2:56pm Addthis This is an...

370

Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness...  

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

Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness and Protect Jobs Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness and Protect Jobs U.S. Department of...

371

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

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

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites: Best Management Practices Case Study 12-LaboratoryMedical Equipment Water Efficiency Improvements...

372

Improved limit on {theta}{sub 13} and implications for neutrino masses in neutrinoless double beta decay and cosmology  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We analyze the impact of a measurement, or of an improved bound, on {theta}{sub 13} for the determination of the effective neutrino mass in neutrinoless double beta decay and cosmology. In particular, we discuss how an improved limit on (or a specific value of) {theta}{sub 13} can influence the determination of the neutrino mass spectrum via neutrinoless double beta decay. We also discuss the interplay with improved cosmological neutrino mass searches.

Lindner, Manfred; Merle, Alexander; Rodejohann, Werner [Physik-Department, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, James-Franck-Strasse, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Nuclear structure studies. Progress report, [1988--1994  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this report, newly initiated work at the FMA is described where the use of double-sided strip detectors for charged particle spectroscopy on nuclides near the proton drip line has been investigated. Half lives for proton emitting nuclides have been determined with improved uncertainties. Several sections report on the results of studies of model parameters in the Z = 50 region for even-even nuclides, for odd-mass nuclides and for odd-odd nuclides. Other studies are reported for nuclear orientation in Br and for structure of Pr-147 which lies in a transition zone between reflection-asymmetric, spherical, and prolate nuclides. And there is a section in which the positions of the single Particle levels in the A = 100 region are discussed.

Walters, W.B.

1993-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

374

5.067 Crystal Structure Refinement, Fall 2007  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This course in crystal structure refinement examines the practical aspects of crystal structure determination from data collection strategies to data reduction and basic and advanced refinement problems of organic and ...

Mueller, Peter

375

5.841 Crystal Structure Refinement, Fall 2006  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This course in crystal structure refinement examines the practical aspects of crystal structure determination from data collection strategies to data reduction and basic and advanced refinement problems of organic and ...

Mueller, Peter

376

Improved determination of Heavy Quarkonium magnetic dipole transitions in pNRQCD  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We compute the magnetic dipole transitions between low lying Heavy Quarkonium states in a model independent way. We use the weak-coupling version of the effective field theory named potential NRQCD with the static potential exactly incorporated in the leading order Hamiltonian. The precision we reach is $k_{\\gamma}^3/m^2\\times{\\cal O}(\\alpha_s^2,v^2)$ and $k_{\\gamma}^3/m^2\\times{\\cal O}(v^4)$ for the allowed and forbidden transitions respectively. We also resum the large logarithms associated to the heavy quark mass scale. The specific transitions considered in this paper are the following: $\\Upsilon(1S) \\to \\eta_b(1S)\\,\\gamma$, $J/\\psi(1S) \\to \\eta_c(1S)\\,\\gamma$, $h_b(1P) \\to \\chi_{b0,1}(1P)\\,\\gamma$, $\\chi_{b2}(1P) \\to h_b(1P)\\,\\gamma$, $\\Upsilon(2S) \\to \\eta_b(2S)\\,\\gamma$, $\\Upsilon(2S) \\to \\eta_b(1S)\\,\\gamma$ and $\\eta_b(2S)\\to\\Upsilon(1S)\\,\\gamma$. The effect of the new power counting is found to be large and the exact treatment of the soft logarithms of the static potential makes the factorization scale dependence much smaller. The convergence for the $b\\bar b$ ground state is quite good, and also quite reasonable for the $c\\bar c$ ground state and the $b\\bar b$ 1P state. For all of them we give solid predictions. For the 2S decays the situation is less conclusive, yet our results are perfectly consistent with existing data, as the previous disagreement with experiment for the $\\Upsilon(2S) \\to \\eta_b(1S)\\,\\gamma$ decay fades away. We also profit to compute some expectation values like the electromagnetic radius, r^2, or p^2. We find r^2 to be nicely convergent in all cases, whereas the convergence of p^2 is typically worse.

Antonio Pineda; J. Segovia

2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

377

What determines the acceptability of genetically modified food that can improve human nutrition?  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

It has been predicted that by 2025 there will be an annual shortfall of cereals for feeding the human population of 68.5 million tonnes. One possible solution is the use of genetically modified (GM) crops, which are already grown extensively (59 million ha of GM crops were planted in 2002) in the USA, South America, Africa and China. Nevertheless, there is considerable disagreement about the advisability of using such crops, particularly in Europe. Obviously, the safety of the food derived from the GM crops is a primary consideration. Safety assessment relies on establishing that the food is substantially equivalent to its non-GM counterpart and specific testing for allergenicity of proteins and toxicity of metabolites and the whole food. There appears to be international agreement on the principles of safety assessment. Safety to the environment is equally important, but will not be covered in this presentation. The public's perception of the risk of new technology is critical to its acceptance. Perception of risk, in turn, depends on the credibility of the source of the information and trust in the regulatory process. In many countries, the public appears to have lost its trust in the scientists and government dealing with GM food, making the acceptability of GM crops uncertain. Of equal importance are the socio-economic factors that impinge on the viability of GM produce. These include intellectual property protection, trade liberalisation (through subsidy and tariff barriers in developed countries) and the intensity of bio safety regulations. The socio-economic interests of developed and developing countries may diverge and may even be contradictory in any one country. Acceptance of GM crops will thus depend on detailed issues surrounding particular crops and economies.

Purchase, Iain F.H. [University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: ifhp@chadzombe.u-net.com

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Geosynchronous orbit determination using space surveillance network observations and improved radiative force modeling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Correct modeling of the space environment, including radiative forces, is an important aspect of space situational awareness for geostationary (GEO) spacecraft. Solar radiation pressure has traditionally been modeled using ...

Lyon, Richard Harry, 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

OPERATING TEMPERATURE WINDOWS FOR FUSION REACTOR STRUCTURAL MATERIALS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

OPERATING TEMPERATURE WINDOWS FOR FUSION REACTOR STRUCTURAL MATERIALS S.J. Zinkle1 and N.M. Ghoniem reactor structural materials: four reduced-activation structural materials (oxide-dispersion- strengthened operating temperature limit of structural materials is determined by one of four factors, all of which

California at Los Angeles, University of

380

Biological Macromolecular Structures Data from the RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB)  

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

The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) is a non-profit consortium that works to improve understanding of the function of biological systems through the study of the 3-D structure of biological macromolecules. The RCSB PDB is one of three sites serving as deposition, data processing, and distribution sites of the Protein Data Bank Archive. Each site provides its own view of the primary data, thus providing a variety of tools and resources for the global community. RCSB is also the official keeper for the PDB archive, with sole access authority to the PDB archive directory structure and contents. The RCSB PDB Information Portal for Biological Macromolecular Structures offers online tools for search and retrieval, for visualizing structures, for depositing, validating, or downloading data, news and highlights, a discussion forum, and links to other areas of related research. The PDB archive is a repository of atomic coordinates and other information describing proteins and other important biological macromolecules. Structural biologists use methods such as X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, and cryo-electron microscopy to determine the location of each atom relative to each other in the molecule. They then deposit this information, which is then annotated and publicly released into the archive by the wwPDB. Results can be viewed as 3-D images or models.

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381

Superconducting structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A superconductive structure including a dielectric oxide substrate, a thin buffer layer of a superconducting material thereon; and, a layer of a rare earth-barium-copper oxide superconducting film thereon the thin layer of yttrium-barium-copper oxide, the rare earth selected from the group consisting of samarium, gadolinium, ytterbium, erbium, neodymium, dysprosium, holmium, lutetium, a combination of more than one element from the rare earth group and a combination of one or more elements from the rare earth group with yttrium, the buffer layer of superconducting material characterized as having chemical and structural compatibility with the dielectric oxide substrate and the rare earth-barium-copper oxide superconducting film is provided.

Kwon, Chuhee (Los Alamos, NM); Jia, Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM); Foltyn, Stephen R. (Los Alamos, NM)

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Terminal structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A terminal structure (2) for a superconducting cable (1) is described. It consists of a conductor (2a) and an insulator (2b) that surrounds the conductor (2a), wherein the superconducting cable (1) has a core with a superconducting conductor (5) and a layer of insulation that surrounds the conductor (5), and wherein the core is arranged in such a way that it can move longitudinally in a cryostat. The conductor (2a) of the terminal structure (2) is electrically connected with the superconducting conductor (5) or with a normal conductor (6) that is connected with the superconducting conductor (5) by means of a tubular part (7) made of an electrically conductive material, wherein the superconducting conductor (5) or the normal conductor (6) can slide in the part (7) in the direction of the superconductor.

Schmidt, Frank (Langenhagen, DE); Allais, Arnaud (Hannover, DE); Mirebeau, Pierre (Villebon sur Yvette, FR); Ganhungu, Francois (Vieux-Reng, FR); Lallouet, Nicolas (Saint Martin Boulogne, FR)

2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

383

Superconducting Structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A superconductive structure including a dielectric oxide substrate, a thin buffer layer of a superconducting material thereon; and, a layer of a rare earth-barium-copper oxide superconducting film thereon the thin layer of yttrium-barium-copper oxide, the rare earth selected from the group consisting of samarium, gadolinium, ytterbium, erbium, neodymium, dysprosium, holmium, lutetium, a combination of more than one element from the rare earth group and a combination of one or more elements from the rare earth group with yttrium, the buffer layer of superconducting material characterized as having chemical and structural compatibility with the dielectric oxide substrate and the rare earth-barium-copper oxide superconducting film is provided.

Kwon, Chuhee (Los Alamos, NM); Jia, Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM); Foltyn, Stephen R. (Los Alamos, NM)

2005-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

384

The Development of Structure Activity Relationships for Advance...  

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

* Unravel structure-property relationship from the sub-atomic to macro- composite system levels. * Determine key material parameters and their implications for...

385

Evaluation of the Effects of Porous Media Structure on Mixing...  

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Media Structure on Mixing-Controlled Reactions Using Pore-Scale Modeling and Micromodel Abstract: The objectives of this work were to determine if a porescale model could...

386

Steam Cracker Furnace Energy Improvements  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Channel, ~ 25 mi. east of Houston ? Includes 4 manufacturing sites, 2 technology/engineering offices ?Significant community involvement Baytown Refinery Page 4 Steam Cracking to Olefins ? Process 60+ years old; ExxonMobil one of pioneers... Steam Cracker Furnace Energy Improvements Tim Gandler Energy Coordinator Baytown Olefins Plant, Baytown Tx 2010 Industrial Energy Technology Conference May, 2010 Page 2 ? Baytown Complex ? Steam Cracking to Olefins ? Furnace overview...

Gandler, T.

387

Process Improvement at Army Installations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

recommendations are for the Fill and Press line where most of the Level I focused LESSONS LEARNED On completion of the project, the researchers assessed the results and some of the 198 ESL-IE-97-04-31 Proceedings from the Nineteenth Industrial Energy.... Finally, the energy issues included initiate an energy team; install energy efficient lighting; and decommission unused steam lines. After the first cost, savings, and simple payback time was calculated for all of the proposed improvements, a...

Northrup, J.; Smith, E. D.; Lin, M.; Baird, J.

388

LOS ANGELES, CA, DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

33-1 LOS ANGELES, CA, DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS Navigation Page 1. Channel Islands Harbor, CA 33-2 2. Imperial Beach, Silver Strand Shoreline, CA 33-2 3. LA-LB Harbors (LA Harbor), CA 33-2 4. Los Angeles Harbor Main Channel Deepen, CA 33-2 5. Marina Del Rey, CA 33-3 6. Morro Bay Harbor, CA 33-3 7. Newport

US Army Corps of Engineers

389

Improving and Observing Lithiation Reactions  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-SeriesFlickrinformation for planning experimental workImproving Reuse

390

CX-004156: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Fairview Department of Public Works Building ImprovementsCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 09/29/2010Location(s): Fairview, New JerseyOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

391

CX-003425: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Energy Reduction and Efficiency Improvement Through Lighting ControlsCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 08/17/2010Location(s): Bethlehem, PennsylvaniaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

392

CX-004371: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Kapstone Kraft Paper Company #3 Paper Machine Steam Efficiency ImprovementsCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 11/02/2010Location(s): North CarolinaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

393

CX-006163: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Wind Forecasting improvement ProjectCX(s) Applied: B3.1Date: 06/15/2011Location(s): Cleburne, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

394

CX-004541: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Enhancing Short Term Wind Forecasting for Improved Utility OperationsCX(s) Applied: A9Date: 11/24/2010Location(s): Albany, New YorkOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

395

CX-009845: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Petrophysics/Tight Rock Characterization for Improved Stimulation and Production Technology in Shales CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 01/30/2013 Location(s): Oklahoma Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

396

CX-009844: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Petrophysics/Tight Rock Characterization for Improved Stimulation and Production Technology in Shales CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 01/30/2013 Location(s): Alabama Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

397

CX-006630: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (MCU) Improved Solvent TestingCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 08/02/2011Location(s): Aiken, South CarolinaOffice(s): Savannah River Operations Office

398

CX-003634: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (MCU) Improved Solvent TestingCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 08/09/2010Location(s): Aiken, South CarolinaOffice(s): Savannah River Operations Office

399

CX-010987: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improve Fuel Economy through Formulation Design and Modeling CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 09/13/2013 Location(s): Kentucky Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

400

CX-011298: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A Novel Lubricant Formulation Scheme for 2% Fuel Efficiency Improvement CX(s) Applied: A11, B3.6 Date: 10/10/2013 Location(s): Kentucky Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

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401

CX-010998: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improve Fuel Economy through Formulation Design and Modeling CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.11, B5.1 Date: 09/13/2013 Location(s): Ohio Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

402

CX-010986: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improve Fuel Economy through Formulation Design and Modeling CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 09/13/2013 Location(s): Kentucky, Kentucky Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

403

CX-011124: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Technology Innovations to Improve Biomass Cookstoves to Meet Tier 4 Standards CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 08/21/2013 Location(s): Oregon Offices(s): Golden Field Office

404

CX-010465: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Biofuel Retail Availability Improvement Network - Biodiesel Infrastructure Installation CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B5.1, B5.22 Date: 06/06/2013 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

405

CX-010952: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network - Biodiesel Fueling Infrastructure CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 09/17/2013 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

406

CX-010449: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Biofuel Retail Availability Improvement Network - Biodiesel Infrastructure Installation CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 06/17/2013 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

407

CX-010450: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Biofuel Retail Availability Improvement Network - Biodiesel Infrastructure Installation CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 06/17/2013 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

408

CX-000792: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Infrastructure Improvements for General Plasma Science UserCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 02/08/2010Location(s): New JerseyOffice(s): Princeton Site Office, Science

409

CX-005904: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

100/700 Pound Per Square Inch Compressor Facility Air Improvements ProjectCX(s) Applied: B1.3Date: 05/18/2011Location(s): Morgantown, West VirginiaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

410

CX-006183: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) - Neenah Kwik TripCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 07/11/2011Location(s): Neenah, WisconsinOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

411

CX-006126: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) - Waupaca Kwik TripCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 06/23/2011Location(s): Waupaca, WisconsinOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

412

CX-012297: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) - E85 Station Installation CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 06/03/2014 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

413

CX-006264: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) - Marshall Kwik TripCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 07/11/2011Location(s): Marshall, WisconsinOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

414

CX-012298: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 06/03/2014 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

415

CX-005082: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) Program - Kwik TripCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 01/24/2011Location(s): Waukesha, WisconsinOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

416

CX-006127: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) - Wautoma Kwik TripCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 06/23/2011Location(s): Wautoma, WisconsinOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

417

CX-012130: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Zonal Isolation Improvements for Horizontal Wells Drilled in the Marcellus Shale CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 05/27/2014 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

418

CX-012142: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Zonal Isolation Improvements for Horizontal Wells Drilled in the Marcellus Shale CX(s) Applied: B3.11 Date: 05/27/2014 Location(s): Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

419

CX-008266: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improved Mobility Control in Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Recovery Using SPI Gels CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/23/2012 Location(s): Mississippi Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

420

CX-011583: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improving the Understanding of the Coupled Thermal-Mechanical-Hydrologic Behavior of Consolidating Granular Salt CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/07/2013 Location(s): New Mexico Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

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421

CX-012450: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Scalable and Cost Effective Barrier Layer Coating to Improve Stability and Performance of SOFC Cathode CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6Date: 41877 Location(s): West VirginiaOffices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

422

CX-012451: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Scalable and Cost Effective Barrier Layer Coating to Improve Stability and Performance of SOFC Cathode CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6Date: 41877 Location(s): ConnecticutOffices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

423

CX-012457: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Scalable and Cost Effective Barrier Layer Coating to Improve Stability and Performance of SOFC Cathode CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6Date: 41877 Location(s): IllinoisOffices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

424

CX-012125: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Pressure Prediction and Hazard Avoidance Through Improved Seismic Imaging CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11 Date: 05/29/2014 Location(s): Oklahoma Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

425

CX-012161: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Pressure Prediction and Hazard Avoidance Through Improved Seismic Imaging CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11 Date: 05/29/2014 Location(s): Massachusetts Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

426

CX-012124: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Pressure Prediction and Hazard Avoidance Through Improved Seismic Imaging CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11 Date: 05/29/2014 Location(s): Massachusetts Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

427

CX-009476: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Significant Cost Improvement of Lithium-Ion Cells CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 10/09/2012 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

428

CX-008458: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

More Improvements to Deepwater Subsea Measurement CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/14/2012 Location(s): Texas, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, Scotland Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

429

CX-009846: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Petrophysics/Tight Rock Characterization for Improved Stimulation and Production Technology in Shales CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 01/30/2013 Location(s): Alabama Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

430

CX-011254: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improved Large Aperture Collector Manufacturing CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.17 Date: 09/12/2013 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): Golden Field Office

431

CX-005464: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Joining Technology for the Improved Solar Cell Module ManufacturingCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 03/14/2011Location(s): Lansdale, PennsylvaniaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

432

CX-000514: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

H-4 Seepage Basin Drainage ImprovementsCX(s) Applied: B6.1Date: 08/11/2009Location(s): Aiken, South CarolinaOffice(s): Environmental Management, Savannah River Operations Office

433

CX-004738: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improved Photovoltaic Thermal Panel (IPVT)CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.11Date: 11/08/2010Location(s): New MexicoOffice(s): Sandia Site Office

434

CX-003393: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Updating the Improved Guidelines for Solving Ash Deposition Problems in Utility Boilers ReportCX(s) Applied: A9Date: 08/11/2010Location(s): Grand Forks, North DakotaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

435

CX-012331: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Facility Safety and Environmental Improvements CX(s) Applied: B2.6 Date: 06/03/2014 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

436

CX-012326: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

PNNL Involving Facility, Safety, and Environmental Improvements in the 300 Area CX(s) Applied: B2.5 Date: 06/24/2014 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

437

CX-002103: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Energy Improvements To Wastewater TreatmentCX(s) Applied: B2.5, B1.3, B5.1Date: 04/20/2010Location(s): Rutland, VermontOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

438

CX-011024: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network - Biodiesel Fueling Infrastructure CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 09/11/2013 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

439

CX-008579: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Recovery Act: Hydroelectric Facility Improvement Project - Replacement of Current Mechanical Seal System with Rope Packing System CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 07/25/2012 Location(s): Arkansas Offices(s): Golden Field Office

440

CX-000790: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Infrastructure Improvements for Innovative Confinement Concept (ICC) Experiments with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act FundingCX(s) Applied: B3.13Date: 01/13/2010Location(s): New JerseyOffice(s): Princeton Site Office, Science

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441

CX-010246: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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South Table Mountain Denver West Parkway Improvements CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.33 Date: 03/21/2013 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): Golden Field Office

442

JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Continuous Improvement Specialist  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

or Six Sigma-based continuous improvement methods. Certification: Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt

Heller, Barbara

443

Strategies and Project Delivery Methods for Captial Improvement Projects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Access to Capital FUNDING/FINANCING OPTION PUBLIC AGENCY PRIVATE COMPANY Utility Rebates X X Incentives X X Tax Exempt Bonds X Not for Profit only KOs X LoanSTAR X Tax Exempt Lease X Commercial Loans X X Shared Savings... of selected improvement measures Establish energy baseline Pursue grants and rebates, secure financing Complete construction schedule Determine commissioning and M&V plan Select and manage subcontractors Secure permits Procure...

White, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

OVERVIEW OF HANFORD SINGLE SHELL TANK (SST) STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY - 12123  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

To improve the understanding of the single-shell tanks (SSTs) integrity, Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS), the USDOE Hanford Site tank contractor, developed an enhanced Single-Shell Tank Integrity Project in 2009. An expert panel on SST integrity, consisting of various subject matters experts in industry and academia, was created to provide recommendations supporting the development of the project. This panel developed 33 recommendations in four main areas of interest: structural integrity, liner degradation, leak integrity and prevention, and mitigation of contamination migration. Seventeen of these recommendations were used to develop the basis for the M-45-10-1 Change Package for the Hanford Federal Agreement and Compliance Order, which is also known as the Tri-Party Agreement. The structural integrity of the tanks is a key element in completing the cleanup mission at the Hanford Site. There are eight primary recommendations related to the structural integrity of Hanford SSTs. Six recommendations are being implemented through current and planned activities. The structural integrity of the Hanford SSTs is being evaluated through analysis, monitoring, inspection, materials testing, and construction document review. Structural evaluation in the form of analysis is performed using modern finite element models generated in ANSYS{reg_sign} The analyses consider in-situ, thermal, operating loads and natural phenomena such as earthquakes. Structural analysis of 108 of 149 Hanford SSTs has concluded that the tanks are structurally sound and meet current industry standards. Analyses of the remaining Hanford SSTs are scheduled for FY2013. Hanford SSTs are monitored through a dome deflection program. The program looks for deflections of the tank dome greater than 1/4 inch. No such deflections have been recorded. The tanks are also subjected to visual inspection. Digital cameras record the interior surface of the concrete tank domes, looking for cracks and other surface conditions that may indicate signs of structural distress. The condition of the concrete and rebar of the Hanford SSTs is currently being tested and planned for additional activities in the near future. Concrete and rebar removed from the dome of a 65-year-old tank is being tested for mechanics properties and condition. Results indicated stronger than designed concrete with additional Petrographic examination and rebar testing ongoing. Material properties determined from previous efforts combined with current testing and construction document review will help to generate a database that will provide continuing indication of Hanford SST structural integrity.

RAST RS; RINKER MW; WASHENFELDER DJ; JOHNSON JB

2012-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

445

Overview of Hanford Single Shell Tank (SST) Structural Integrity  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

To improve the understanding of the single-shell tanks (SSTs) integrity, Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS), the USDOE Hanford Site tank contractor, developed an enhanced Single-Shell Tank Integrity Project (SSTIP) in 2009. An expert panel on SST integrity, consisting of various subject matters experts in industry and academia, was created to provide recommendations supporting the development of the project. This panel developed 33 recommendations in four main areas of interest: structural integrity, liner degradation, leak integrity and prevention, and mitigation of contamination migration, Seventeen of these recommendations were used to develop the basis for the M-45-10-1 Change Package for the Hanford Federal Agreement and Compliance Order, which is also known as the Tri-Party Agreement. The structural integrity of the tanks is a key element in completing the cleanup mission at the Hanford Site. There are eight primary recommendations related to the structural integrity of Hanford Single-Shell Tanks. Six recommendations are being implemented through current and planned activities. The structural integrity of the Hanford is being evaluated through analysis, monitoring, inspection, materials testing, and construction document review. Structural evaluation in the form of analysis is performed using modern finite element models generated in ANSYS. The analyses consider in-situ, thermal, operating loads and natural phenomena such as earthquakes. Structural analysis of 108 of 149 Hanford Single-Shell Tanks has concluded that the tanks are structurally sound and meet current industry standards. Analysis of the remaining Hanford Single-Shell Tanks is scheduled for FY2014. Hanford Single-Shell Tanks are monitored through a dome deflection program. The program looks for deflections of the tank dome greater than 1/4 inch. No such deflections have been recorded. The tanks are also subjected to visual inspection. Digital cameras record the interior surface of the concrete tanks, looking for cracks and other surface conditions that may indicate signs of structural distress. The condition of the concrete and rebar of the Hanford Single-Shell Tanks is currently being tested and planned for additional activities in the near future. Concrete and rebar removed from the dome of a 65 year old tank was tested for mechanics properties and condition. Results indicated stronger than designed concrete with additional Petrographic examination and rebar completed. Material properties determined from previous efforts combined with current testing and construction document review will help to generate a database that will provide indication of Hanford Single-Shell Tank structural integrity.

Rast, Richard S. [Washington River Protection Systems, Richland, WA (United States); Washenfelder, Dennis J. [Washington River Protection Systems, Richland, WA (United States); Johnson, Jeremy M. [USDOE Office of River Protection, Richland, WA (United States)

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

446

AN ATLAS-BASED DEEP BRAIN STRUCTURE SEGMENTATION METHOD: FROM COARSE POSITIONING TO FINE SHAPING  

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AN ATLAS-BASED DEEP BRAIN STRUCTURE SEGMENTATION METHOD: FROM COARSE POSITIONING TO FINE SHAPING Segmentation of deep brain structures is a challenging task for MRI images due to blurry structure boundaries brain structures and determine an optimal sequence for the structure- by-structure segmentation. After

Chung, Albert C. S.

447

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE INTERVIEW: Steve Ferencie  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

or innovate their business model. MMS: Are there specific impacts on midsize organizations? SF aligned is the IT organization and IT resource allocation with the business strategy? Second, what and efficient IT structure that, again, allows the business to operate more efficiently but also react

448

Experimental Study of Nucleon Structure and QCD  

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Overview of Experimental Study of Nucleon Structure and QCD, with focus on the spin structure. Nucleon (spin) Structure provides valuable information on QCD dynamics. A decade of experiments from JLab yields these exciting results: (1) valence spin structure, duality; (2) spin sum rules and polarizabilities; (3) precision measurements of g{sub 2} - high-twist; and (4) first neutron transverse spin results - Collins/Sivers/A{sub LT}. There is a bright future as the 12 GeV Upgrade will greatly enhance our capability: (1) Precision determination of the valence quark spin structure flavor separation; and (2) Precision extraction of transversity/tensor charge/TMDs.

Jian-Ping Chen

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Bayesian Methods for Aircraft Structural Health  

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.1 Introduction Aircraft structures, whether metallic or composite, are subject to service damage which requires on the inspection results obtained. If damage is detected from an inspection, the decision whether to repair as well dynamically, and compared to a model of the structure such that damage can be located and a determination made

Henderson, Thomas C.

450

Improved Biomass Cooking Stoves and Improved Stove Emission Equipment  

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In developing countries, there is an urgent need for access to safe, efficient, and more affordable cooking technologies. Nearly 2.5 billion people currently use an open fire or traditional cookstove to prepare their meals, and recent models predict that use of biomass for cooking will continue to be the dominant energy use in rural, resource-poor households through 2030. For these families, cooking poses serious risks to health, safety, and income. An alarming 4 million people, primarily women and children, die prematurely each year from indoor and outdoor exposure to the harmful emissions released by solid fuel combustion. Use of traditional stoves can also have a significant impact on deforestation and climate change. This dire situation creates a critical need for cookstoves that significantly and verifiably reduce fuel use and emissions in order to reach protective levels for human health and the environment. Additionally, advances in the scientific equipment needed to measure and monitor stove fuel use and emissions have not kept pace with the significant need within the industry. While several testing centers in the developed world may have hundred thousand-dollar emissions testing systems, organizations in the field have had little more than a thermometer, a scale, and subjective observations to quantify the performance of stove designs. There is an urgent need for easy-to-use, inexpensive, accurate, and robust stove testing equipment for use by laboratory and field researchers around the world. ASAT and their research partner, Aprovecho Research Center (ARC), have over thirty years of experience addressing these two needs, improved cookstoves and emissions monitoring equipment, with expertise spanning the full spectrum of development from conceptual design to product manufacturing and dissemination. This includes: 1) research, design, and verification of clean biomass cookstove technology and emissions monitoring equipment; 2) mass production of quality-controlled stove and emissions equipment at levels scalable to meet global demand; and 3) global distribution through a variety of channels and partners. ARC has been instrumental in designing and improving more than 100 stove designs over the past thirty years. In the last four years, ASAT and ARC have played a key role in the production and sales of over 200,000 improved stoves in the developed and developing world. The ARC-designed emissions equipment is currently used by researchers in laboratories and field studies on five continents. During Phase I of the DOE STTR grant, ASAT and ARC worked together to apply their wealth of product development experience towards creating the next generation of improved cookstoves and emissions monitoring equipment. Highlights of Phase I for the biomass cookstove project include 1) the development of several new stove technologies that reached the DOE 50/90 benchmark; 2) fabrication of new stove prototypes by ASATs manufacturing partner, Shengzhou Stove Manufacturing (SSM); 3) field testing of prototype stoves with consumers in Puerto Rico and the US; and 4) the selection of three stove prototypes for further development and commercialization during Phase II. Highlights of Phase I for the emissions monitoring equipment project include: 1) creation of a new emissions monitoring equipment product, the Laboratory Emissions Monitoring System (LEMS 2) the addition of gravimetric PM measurements to the stove testing systems to meet International Standards Organization criteria; 3) the addition of a CO{sub 2} sensor and wireless 3G capability to the IAP Meter; and 4) and the improvement of sensors and signal quality on all systems. Twelve Regional Testing and Knowledge Centers purchased this equipment during the Phase I project period.

HATFIELD, MICHAEL; Still, Dean

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

451

CX-001049: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Replacing 11 Wood Pole Structures on the Midway ? Grandview Transmission Line and 12 Wood Pole Structures on the Grandview ? Red Mountain Transmission LineCX(s) Applied: B1.3Date: 01/27/2010Location(s): Yakama County, WashingtonOffice(s): Bonneville Power Administration

452

Structural group composition and thermodynamic properties of petroleum and coal tar fractions  

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The improved G-L method was developed for determining the structural group composition of petroleum and coal tar fractions by using experimental values of refraction index, density, molecular weight, and S, N, O, and olefinic group content. The method is useful for fractions boiling in the range 30--500 C containing S, N, O and in total up to 10%, not limiting the distribution of the carbon atoms between aromatic, naphthenic, and paraffinic structures. Several correlations are proposed for prediction of the thermodynamic properties of petroleum and coal tar fractions, i.e., molar volume; surface tension; heat capacity in gas, liquid, and solid phases as a function of temperature; and also critical properties standard heat and entropy of formation, and temperature and entropy of melting. The method and these correlations have been tested on hydrocarbons and other organic compounds with satisfactory accuracy.

Guilyazetdinov, L.P. [Gubkin State Academy of Oil and Gas, Moscow (Russian Federation). Dept. of Technology of Petroleum and Gas Processing

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Sandia technology & entrepreneurs improve Lasik  

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Former Sandian Dan Neal started his company, WaveFront Sciences, based on wavefront sensing metrology technologies licensed from Sandia National Laboratories and by taking advantage of its Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer Technology (ESTT) program. Abbott Medical Optics since acquired WaveFront and estimates that one million patients have improved the quality of their vision thanks to its products. ESTT is a valuable tool which allows Sandia to transfer technology to the private sector and Sandia employees to leave the Labs in order to start up new technology companies or help expand existing companies.

Neal, Dan; Turner, Tim

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

454

Sandia technology & entrepreneurs improve Lasik  

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Former Sandian Dan Neal started his company, WaveFront Sciences, based on wavefront sensing metrology technologies licensed from Sandia National Laboratories and by taking advantage of its Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer Technology (ESTT) program. Abbott Medical Optics since acquired WaveFront and estimates that one million patients have improved the quality of their vision thanks to its products. ESTT is a valuable tool which allows Sandia to transfer technology to the private sector and Sandia employees to leave the Labs in order to start up new technology companies or help expand existing companies.

Neal, Dan; Turner, Tim

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

455

Improving Energy Efficiency of Auxiliaries  

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The summaries of this report are: Economics Ultimately Dictates Direction; Electric Auxiliaries Provide Solid Benefits. The Impact on Vehicle Architecture Will be Important; Integrated Generators With Combined With Turbo Generators Can Meet the Electrical Demands of Electric Auxiliaries; Implementation Will Follow Automotive 42V Transition; Availability of Low Cost Hardware Will Slow Implementation; Industry Leadership and Cooperation Needed; Standards and Safety Protocols Will be Important. Government Can Play an Important Role in Expediting: Funding Technical Development; Incentives for Improving Fuel Economy; Developing Standards, Allowing Economy of Scale; and Providing Safety Guidelines.

Carl T. Vuk

2001-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

456

Superalloy material with improved weldability  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fusion weldable superalloy containing 0.005-0.5 wt. % scandium. In one embodiment, the superalloy may have a composition similar to IN-939 alloy, but having added scandium and having only 0.005-0.040 wt. % zirconium. A gas turbine component may be formed by an investment casting of such a scandium-containing superalloy, and may include a fusion weld repaired area. A scandium-containing nickel-based superalloy coated with an MCrAlY bond coat will have improved cyclic oxidation resistance due to the sulfur-gettering effect of the scandium.

Allen, David B.; Wagner, Gregg P.; Seth, Brij B.

2004-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

457

First JAM results on the determination of polarized parton distributions  

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The Jefferson Lab Angular Momentum (JAM) Collaboration is a new initiative to study the angular momentum dependent structure of the nucleon. First results on the determination of spin-dependent parton distribution functions at intermediate and large x from world data on polarized deep-inelastic scattering are presented. Different aspects of global QCD analysis are discussed, including the effects of nuclear structure of deuterium and {sup 3}He targets, target mass corrections and higher twist contributions to the g{sub 1} and g{sub 2} structure functions.

Accardi, Alberto [Hampton Univ., VA and JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Jimenez-Delgado, Pedro [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Melnitchouk, Wally [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Armor structures  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An armor structure includes first and second layers individually containing a plurality of i-beams. Individual i-beams have a pair of longitudinal flanges interconnected by a longitudinal crosspiece and defining opposing longitudinal channels between the pair of flanges. The i-beams within individual of the first and second layers run parallel. The laterally outermost faces of the flanges of adjacent i-beams face one another. One of the longitudinal channels in each of the first and second layers faces one of the longitudinal channels in the other of the first and second layers. The channels of the first layer run parallel with the channels of the second layer. The flanges of the first and second layers overlap with the crosspieces of the other of the first and second layers, and portions of said flanges are received within the facing channels of the i-beams of the other of the first and second layers.

Chu, Henry Shiu-Hung [Idaho Falls, ID; Lacy, Jeffrey M [Idaho Falls, ID

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Method of determining glass durability  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for determining one or more leachate concentrations of one or more components of a glass composition in an aqueous solution of the glass composition by identifying the components of the glass composition, including associated oxides, determining a preliminary glass dissolution estimator, .DELTA.G.sub.p, based upon the free energies of hydration for the component reactant species, determining an accelerated glass dissolution function, .DELTA.G.sub.a, based upon the free energy associated with weak acid dissociation, .DELTA.G.sub.a.sup.WA, and accelerated matrix dissolution at high pH, .DELTA.G.sub.a.sup.SB associated with solution strong base formation, and determining a final hydration free energy, .DELTA.G.sub.f. This final hydration free energy is then used to determine leachate concentrations for elements of interest using a regression analysis and the formula log.sub.10 (N C.sub.i (g/L))=a.sub.i +b.sub.i .DELTA.G.sub.f. The present invention also includes a method to determine whether a particular glass to be produced will be homogeneous or phase separated. The present invention is also directed to methods of monitoring and controlling processes for making glass using these determinations to modify the feedstock materials until a desired glass durability and homogeneity is obtained.

Jantzen, Carol Maryanne (Aiken, SC); Pickett, John Butler (Aiken, SC); Brown, Kevin George (Augusta, GA); Edwards, Thomas Barry (Aiken, SC)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Method of determining glass durability  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process is described for determining one or more leachate concentrations of one or more components of a glass composition in an aqueous solution of the glass composition by identifying the components of the glass composition, including associated oxides, determining a preliminary glass dissolution estimator, {Delta}G{sub p}, based upon the free energies of hydration for the component reactant species, determining an accelerated glass dissolution function, {Delta}G{sub a}, based upon the free energy associated with weak acid dissociation, {Delta}G{sub a}{sup WA}, and accelerated matrix dissolution at high pH, {Delta}G{sub a}{sup SB} associated with solution strong base formation, and determining a final hydration free energy, {Delta}G{sub f}. This final hydration free energy is then used to determine leachate concentrations for elements of interest using a regression analysis and the formula log{sub 10}(N C{sub i}(g/L))=a{sub i} + b{sub i}{Delta}G{sub f}. The present invention also includes a method to determine whether a particular glass to be produced will be homogeneous or phase separated. The present invention is also directed to methods of monitoring and controlling processes for making glass using these determinations to modify the feedstock materials until a desired glass durability and homogeneity is obtained. 4 figs.

Jantzen, C.M.; Pickett, J.B.; Brown, K.G.; Edwards, T.B.

1998-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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22.314J / 1.56J / 2.084J Structural Mechanics in Nuclear Power Technology, Spring 2004  

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Structural components in nuclear power plant systems, their functional purposes, operating conditions, and mechanical-structural design requirements. Combines mechanics techniques with models of material behavior to determine ...

Kazimi, Mujid S.

462

The structure of nickel clusters  

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The reactions of nickel clusters with ammonia and with water are used to probe cluster geometrical structure. Ammonia uptake experiments allow the determination of the number of preferred binding sites on cluster surfaces. This number shows pronounced minima in the 50- to 116- atom size range for many of the cluster sizes that appear as magic numbers in mass spectra of rare gas clusters. Since these magic numbers arise from closings of shells and subshells of the Mackay icosahedra, the correlation suggests that ammoniated nickel clusters in this size region also have icosahedral structure. Similar structure is found for ammoniated clusters smaller than {similar to}30 atoms, but is not seen for room temperature clusters in the vicinity of the third shell closing at 147 atoms. Icosahedral features do appear for the larger clusters at elevated temperatures. For many clusters above 50 atoms, prolonged exposure to ammonia causes a conversion from the icosahedral structure to some other structure that binds more ammonia molecules, and often the two structures are seen together. The equilibrium reaction of a single water molecule with the bare clusters probes the strength of the cluster--water bond. Enhanced water adsorption is often seen for clusters one atom larger than those showing minima in ammonia uptake, suggesting that these bare clusters likewise have icosahedral structure. The reasons for minima in ammonia uptake and maxima in water binding are discussed.

Parks, E.K.; Winter, B.J.; Klots, T.D.; Riley, S.J. (Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (US))

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Project management improves well control events  

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During a well control operation, the efficient use of personnel and equipment, through good project management techniques, contributes to increased safety and ensures a quality project. The key to a successful blowout control project is to use all resources in the most efficient manner. Excessive use of resources leads to unnecessary expenditures and delays in bringing the project under control. The Kuwait well control project, which involved more than 700 blowouts, was accomplished in a much shorter time (8 months) than first estimated (5 years). This improvement partly resulted from the application of sound project management techniques. These projects were prime examples of the need for a formal project management approach to handling wild well projects. There are many examples of projects that were successful in controlling wells but were economic disasters. Only through the effective application of project management can complex well control projects be completed in reasonable time frames at reasonable cost. The paper describes team management, project scope, organizational structures, scheduling, tracking models, critical path method, and decision trees.

Oberlender, G.D. [Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States); Abel, L.W. [Wild Well Control Inc., Spring, TX (United States)

1995-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

464

Improving the Safeguardability of Nuclear Facilities  

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The application of a Safeguards-by-Design (SBD) process for new nuclear facilities has the potential to reduce security risks and proliferation hazards while improving the synergy of major design features and raising operational efficiency, in a world where significant expansion of nuclear energy use may occur. Correspondingly, the U.S. DOEs Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) includes objectives to contribute to international efforts to develop SBD, and to apply SBD in the development of new U.S. nuclear infrastructure. Here, SBD is defined as a structured approach to ensure the timely, efficient and cost effective integration of international safeguards and other nonproliferation barriers with national material control and accountability, physical protection, and safety objectives into the overall design process for a nuclear facility, from initial planning through design, construction and operation. The SBD process, in its simplest form, may be applied usefully today within most national regulatory environments. Development of a mature approach to implementing SBD requires work in the areas of requirements definition, design processes, technology and methodology, and institutionalization. The U.S. efforts described in this paper are supportive of SBD work for international safeguards that has recently been initiated by the IAEA with the participation of many stakeholders including member States, the IAEA, nuclear technology suppliers, nuclear utilities, and the broader international nonproliferation community.

T. Bjornard; R. Bari; D. Hebditch; P. Peterson; M. Schanfein

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Crystal Structure and Characterization of Particulate Methane Monooxygenase from Methylocystis species Strain M  

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Particulate methane monooxygenase (pMMO) is an integral membrane metalloenzyme that oxidizes methane to methanol in methanotrophic bacteria. Previous biochemical and structural studies of pMMO have focused on preparations from Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) and Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. A pMMO from a third organism, Methylocystis species strain M, has been isolated and characterized. Both membrane-bound and solubilized Methylocystis sp. strain M pMMO contain {approx}2 copper ions per 100 kDa protomer and exhibit copper-dependent propylene epoxidation activity. Spectroscopic data indicate that Methylocystis sp. strain M pMMO contains a mixture of Cu{sup I} and Cu{sup II}, of which the latter exhibits two distinct type 2 Cu{sup II} electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) signals. Extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) data are best fit with a mixture of Cu-O/N and Cu-Cu ligand environments with a Cu-Cu interaction at 2.52-2.64 {angstrom}. The crystal structure of Methylocystis sp. strain M pMMO was determined to 2.68 {angstrom} resolution and is the best quality pMMO structure obtained to date. It provides a revised model for the pmoA and pmoC subunits and has led to an improved model of M. capsulatus (Bath) pMMO. In these new structures, the intramembrane zinc/copper binding site has a different coordination environment from that in previous models.

Smith, Stephen M.; Rawat, Swati; Telser, Joshua; Hoffman, Brian M.; Stemmler, Timothy L.; Rosenzweig, Amy C. (WSU-MED); (NWU)

2012-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

466

SURFACTANT - POLYMER INTERACTION FOR IMPROVED OIL RECOVERY  

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The goal of this research is to use the interaction between a surfactant and a polymer for efficient displacement of tertiary oil by improving slug integrity, adsorption and mobility control. Surfactant--polymer flooding has been shown to be highly effective in laboratory-scale linear floods. The focus of this proposal is to design an inexpensive surfactant-polymer mixture that can efficiently recover tertiary oil by avoiding surfactant slug degradation, high adsorption and viscous/heterogeneity fingering. This report contains data concerning selection of appropriate fluids for use in laboratory experiments and numerical simulations. A mixture comprising a ''pseudo oil'' with appropriate surfactant and polymer is proposed. The properties of this system has been determined. The experimental set-up has been conditioned for use and experiments involving the aforementioned system have already started. A commercial simulator has been acquired for use in reproducing the experiments. A graduate student has been trained in its use. Linear stability analysis equations have been developed and phase maps for one and two-dimensions are currently computed.

Unknown

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Research opportunities to improve DSM impact estimates  

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This report was commissioned by the California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE) as part of its research mission to advance the energy efficiency and productivity of all end-use sectors in California. Our specific goal in this effort has been to identify viable research and development (R&D) opportunities that can improve capabilities to determine the energy-use and demand reductions achieved through demand-side management (DSM) programs and measures. We surveyed numerous practitioners in California and elsewhere to identify the major obstacles to effective impact evaluation, drawing on their collective experience. As a separate effort, we have also profiled the status of regulatory practices in leading states with respect to DSM impact evaluation. We have synthesized this information, adding our own perspective and experience to those of our survey-respondent colleagues, to characterize today`s state of the art in impact-evaluation practices. This scoping study takes a comprehensive look at the problems and issues involved in DSM impact estimates at the customer-facility or site level. The major portion of our study investigates three broad topic areas of interest to CIEE: Data analysis issues, field-monitoring issues, issues in evaluating DSM measures. Across these three topic areas, we have identified 22 potential R&D opportunities, to which we have assigned priority levels. These R&D opportunities are listed by topic area and priority.

Misuriello, H.; Hopkins, M.E.F. [Fleming Group, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Determining the Overpotential for a Molecular Electrocatalyst  

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The additional potential (beyond the thermodynamic requirement) needed to drive a reaction at a certain rate is called the overpotential.1 Over the last decade there has been considerable interest in the design and testing of molecular electrocatalysis for the interconversion of renewable energy and chemical fuels.2-5 One of the primary motivations for such research is the replacement of expensive and rare precious metal catalysts, such as platinum, with cheaper, more abundant metals.2,6-8 To become competitive with current electrocatalytic energy conversion technologies, new catalysts must be robust, fast, and energy-efficient. This last feature, the energy-efficiency, is dependent upon the overpotential. For molecular catalysts, the determination and reporting of overpotentials can be complicated by the frequent dependence on assumptions, especially when working in nonaqueous solvents. As overpotentials become lower, the meaningful comparison of molecular catalysts will require improved accuracy and precision. The intended purpose of this viewpoint is to provide a clear and concise description of overpotential and recommendation for its determination in molecular electrocatalysis. This material is based upon work supported as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

Appel, Aaron M.; Helm, Monte L.

2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

469

Hypertext navigation by network structure  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Card. . . . . . . 2. 4 gIBIS . 2. 5 HyperNews 2. 6 HyperMail . 2, 7 Summary 3. TRANSLATION METHODS . . 13 . . 13 . 16 . . 16 . . 18 . . 21 . . 21 . . 22 3. 1 Usenet Conversation Structures 22 3. 1. 1 Usenet Reference Techniques 3. 1. 2 Primary... and Secondary References 3. 1. 3 Important Conversation Structures 3. 1. 4 Usenet Article Key Words and Phrases . . 3. 2 Algorithms for Translation . . 22 . . 24 26 . . 32 . . 33 3. 2, 1 Tnmslation Steps 3. 2. 2 Determination of Article Type 3. 2. 3...

Peart, Sheila Ann

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Hyperfine structure and hyperfine anomaly in Pb  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The hyperfine structure in the 6p2-configuration in lead has been analysed and the results is compared with calculations. The hyperfine anomaly and improved values of the nuclear magnetic moment for four lead isotopes is obtained, using the results from the analysis. The results open up for new measurements of the hyperfine structure in unstable lead isotopes, in order to extract information of the hyperfine anomaly and distribution of magnetisation in the nucleus.

J. R. Persson

2014-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

471

CX-009039: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

SiC-SiC Composite for Fuel Structure Applications Electric Power Research Institute CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/09/2012 Location(s): CX: none Offices(s): Nuclear Energy

472

CX-010527: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Renovations and Maintenance Activities for Buildings, Structures CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 06/03/2013 Location(s): Illinois Offices(s): Ames Site Office

473

CX-011557: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Validation Corrosion of Structural Materials for Advanced Supercritical Carbon-Dioxide Brayton Cycle CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/21/2013 Location(s): Wisconsin Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

474

CX-012092: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Tucson-Apache 115-Kilovolt Transmission Line Structure Stabilization Project CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 09/06/2013 Location(s): Arizona, Arizona Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

475

CX-011558: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Structural Health Monitoring of Nuclear Spent Fuel Storage Facilities CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/21/2013 Location(s): California Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

476

CX-006780: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Snohomish-Murray Relocation of Wood Pole at Structure 9/4CX(s) Applied: B4.6Date: 08/26/2011Location(s): Snohomish County, WashingtonOffice(s): Bonneville Power Administration

477

CX-010545: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Gila Knob Transmission Line Crossarm Replacement at Structure 18/3 CX(s) Applied: B4.6 Date: 06/03/2013 Location(s): California Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

478

CX-006884: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Replace Big Hill Raw Water Intake Structure Screen Wash PipingCX(s) Applied: B1.3Date: 09/22/2011Location(s): Big Hill, TexasOffice(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office, Sandia Site Office

479

CX-008004: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Siting, Construction, Modifying, and Operating Small-Scale Structures CX(s) Applied: B1.15 Date: 11/28/2011 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): Science, Pacific Northwest Site Office

480

CX-011852: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Blythe-Knob 161 Kilovolt Transmission Line, Structure Maintenance Project CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 01/21/2014 Location(s): California, California Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

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CX-011578: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Off-gas Treatment: Evaluation of Nano-structured Sorbents for Selective Removal of Contaminants CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/13/2013 Location(s): Idaho Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

482

CX-011653: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Saguaro-Tucson 115 Kilovolt Transmission Line Structure Replacement CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 12/03/2013 Location(s): Arizona Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

483

CX-011649: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Hot Crossarm Changeout Training at 6 Structures CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 12/16/2013 Location(s): Arizona Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

484

CX-011589: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Risk Assessment of Structural Integrity of Transportation Casks CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/04/2013 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

485

CX-005581: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Quark Gluon Structure of Hadrons in Quantum ChromodynamicsCX(s) Applied: A9Date: 04/07/2011Location(s): IllinoisOffice(s): Science, Chicago Office

486

CX-006605: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

West Hackenberry Raw Water Intake Structure Clear ZoneCX(s) Applied: B1.3Date: 06/29/2011Location(s): Lake Charles, LouisianaOffice(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

487

CX-011210: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Bridgeport-Gering 115-Kilovolt Transmission Line Structure Replacement CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 09/12/2013 Location(s): Nebraska, Nebraska Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

488

CX-005580: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Sidney to Sterling Transmission Line Structure Replacement, Logan County, ColoradoCX(s) Applied: B4.6Date: 12/22/2010Location(s): Logan County, ColoradoOffice(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

489

CX-012112: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Chehalis-Mayfield Number 1 Line Impairment Structure Replacements CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 04/03/2014 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

490

CX-011211: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Box Butte-Chadron 115-Kilovolt Transmission Line Structure Replacements CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 09/26/2013 Location(s): Nebraska, Nebraska Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

491

CX-007896: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Bottom Fixed Platform Dynamics Models Assessing Surface Ice Interactions for Transitional Depth Structures in the Great Lakes CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 02/10/2012 Location(s): Michigan Offices(s): Golden Field Office

492

CX-002644: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Photoactive, Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Porous Structures for Photocatalytic Carbon Dioxide ReductionCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 06/04/2010Location(s): Morgantown, West VirginiaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

493

CX-003595: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Recovery Act: Detailed Structural Exploration - Crump Geyser, OregonCX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1Date: 08/27/2010Location(s): Crump Geyser, NevadaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

494

CX-008381: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Big Thompson to Flatiron 13.8 Kilovolt Transmission Line Structure Replacement CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 05/09/2012 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

495

CX-011561: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Structural Health Monitoring of Nuclear Spent Fuel Storage Facilities CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/19/2013 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

496

CX-010462: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Novel Low Cost Environmentally Friendly Synthetic Approaches toward Core-Shell Structured Micro CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/10/2013 Location(s): Ohio Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

497

CX-010460: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Novel Low Cost Environmentally Friendly Synthetic Approaches toward Core-Shell Structured Micro CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/11/2013 Location(s): District of Columbia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

498

CX-011588: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Doubling The Life of Concrete Structures CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/04/2013 Location(s): Idaho Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

499

CX-012229: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Longview-Chehalis #3 Transmission Structure Footing Repair CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 06/12/2014 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

500

CX-012072: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Archer-Cheyenne North/South 115-kilovolt Transmission Line Structure Replacement CX(s) Applied: B4.13 Date: 03/18/2014 Location(s): Wyoming Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region