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Data transmission in long-range dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides  

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We demonstrate the data transmission of 10 Gbit/s on-off keying modulated 1550 nm signal through a long-range dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguide structure with...

Kharitonov, Svyatoslav; Kiselev, Roman; Kumar, Ashwani; de Jáuregui Ruiz, Ivan Fernández; Shi, Xueliang; Leósson, Kristján; Pertsch, Thomas; Nolte, Stefan; Bozhevolnyi, Sergey; Chipouline, Arkadi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of casting patterned dielectric structures  

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A pattern of dielectric structures are formed directly on a substrate in a single step using sol-gel chemistry and molding procedures. The resulting dielectric structures are useful in vacuum applications for electronic devices. Porous, lightweight structures having a high aspect ratio that are suitable for use as spacers between the faceplate and baseplate of a field emission display can be manufactured using this method.

Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA); Hrubesh, Lawrence W. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies on metal-dielectric plasmonic structures.  

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The interaction of light with nanostructured metal leads to a number of fascinating phenomena, including plasmon oscillations that can be harnessed for a variety of cutting-edge applications. Plasmon oscillation modes are the collective oscillation of free electrons in metals under incident light. Previously, surface plasmon modes have been used for communication, sensing, nonlinear optics and novel physics studies. In this report, we describe the scientific research completed on metal-dielectric plasmonic films accomplished during a multi-year Purdue Excellence in Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories. A variety of plasmonic structures, from random 2D metal-dielectric films to 3D composite metal-dielectric films, have been studied in this research for applications such as surface-enhanced Raman sensing, tunable superlenses with resolutions beyond the diffraction limit, enhanced molecular absorption, infrared obscurants, and other real-world applications.

Chettiar, Uday K. (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Liu, Zhengtong (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Thoreson, Mark D. (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Shalaev, Vladimir M. (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Drachev, Vladimir P. (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Pack, Michael Vern; Kildishev, Alexander V. (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN); Nyga, Piotr (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric-Lined High-Gradient Accelerator Structure  

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Rectangular particle accelerator structures with internal planar dielectric elements have been studied, with a view towards devising structures with lower surface fields for a given accelerating field, as compared with structures without dielectrics. Success with this concept is expected to allow operation at higher accelerating gradients than otherwise on account of reduced breakdown probabilities. The project involves studies of RF breakdown on amorphous dielectrics in test cavities that could enable high-gradient structures to be built for a future multi-TeV collider. The aim is to determine what the limits are for RF fields at the surfaces of selected dielectrics, and the resulting acceleration gradient that could be achieved in a working structure. The dielectric of principal interest in this study is artificial CVD diamond, on account of its advertised high breakdown field ({approx}2 GV/m for dc), low loss tangent, and high thermal conductivity. Experimental studies at mm-wavelengths on materials and structures for achieving high acceleration gradient were based on the availability of the 34.3 GHz third-harmonic magnicon amplifier developed by Omega-P, and installed at the Yale University Beam Physics Laboratory. Peak power from the magnicon was measured to be about 20 MW in 0.5 {micro}s pulses, with a gain of 54 dB. Experiments for studying RF high-field effects on CVD diamond samples failed to show any evidence after more than 10{sup 5} RF pulses of RF breakdown up to a tangential surface field strength of 153 MV/m; studies at higher fields were not possible due to a degradation in magnicon performance. A rebuild of the tube is underway at this writing. Computed performance for a dielectric-loaded rectangular accelerator structure (DLA) shows highly competitive properties, as compared with an existing all-metal structure. For example, comparisons were made of a DLA structure having two planar CVD diamond elements with a all-metal CERN structure HDS operating at 30 GHz. It was shown that the ratio of maximum surface electric field to accelerating field at the metal wall is only 0.35-0.4 for DLA, much smaller than the value 2.2 for HDS; and the ratio of surface magnetic field to accelerating field is 3.0 mA/V for DLA, compared with 3.45 mA/V for HDS. These values bode well for DLA in helping to avoid breakdown and to reducing pulsed surface heating and fatigue. The shunt impedance is found to be 160-175 M{Omega}/m for DLA, as compared to 99 M{Omega}/m for HDS. Conclusions are reached from this project that CVD diamond appears promising as a dielectric with a high threshold for RF breakdown, and that rectangular accelerator structures can be devised using planar CVD diamond elements that could be operated at higher acceleration gradients with low probability of RF breakdown, as compared with corresponding all-metallic structures.

Jay L. Hirshfield

2012-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Siegert states for periodic dielectric structures  

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The formalism of Siegert states to describe the resonant scattering in quantum theory is extended to the resonant scattering of electromagnetic waves on periodic dielectric arrays. The excitation of electromagnetic Siegert states by an incident wave packet and their decay is studied. The formalism is applied to develop a theory of coupled electromagnetic resonances arising in the electromagnetic scattering problem for two such arrays separated by a distance 2h (or, generally, when the physical properties of the scattering array depend on a real coupling parameter h). Analytic properties of Siegert states as functions of the coupling parameter h are established by the Regular Perturbation Theorem which is an extension the Kato-Rellich theorem to the present case. By means of this theorem, it is proved that if the scattering structure admits a bound state in the radiation continuum at a certain value of the coupling parameter h, then there always exist regions within the structure in which the near field can be amplified as much as desired by adjusting the value of h. This establishes a rather general mechanism to control and amplify optical nonlinear effects in periodically structured planar structures possessing a nonlinear dielectric susceptibility.

Friends R. Ndangali; Sergei V. Shabanov

2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal energy-harvesting cycles for load-driven dielectric generators in plane strain  

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The performances of energy harvesting generators based on dielectric elastomers are investigated. The configuration is of a thin dielectric film coated by stretchable electrodes at both sides. The film is first stretched, then charged and subsequently, afterwards it is released, and finally the charge is harvested at a higher electric potential. The amount of energy extracted by this cycle is bounded by the electric breakdown and the ultimate stretch ratio of the film as well as by structural instabilities due to loss of tension. To identify the optimal cycle that complies with these limits we formulate a constraint optimization problem and solve it with a dedicated solver for two typical classes of elastic dielectrics. As anticipated, we find that the performance of the generator depends critically on the ultimate stretch ratio of the film. However, more surprising is our finding of a universal limit on the dielectric strength of the film beyond which the optimal cycle is independent of this parameter. Thus, we reveal that, regardless of how large the dielectric strength of the material is, there is an upper bound on the amount of harvested energy that depends only on the ultimate stretch ratio. We conclude the work with detailed calculations of the optimal cycles for two commercially available elastic dielectrics.

R. Springhetti; E. Bortot; G. deBotton; M. Gei

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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480 Gb/s WDM (12×40 Gb/s) data transmission over a dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguide  

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We demonstrate 480 Gb/s (12×40 Gb/s) WDM enabled data transmission through a dielectric loaded plasmonic waveguide. Error-free performance with power penalties ranging between 0.2-1 dB...

Papaioannou, Sotirios; Kalavrouziotis, Dimitris; Giannoulis, Giannis; Apostolopoulos, Dimitris; Avramopoulos, Hercules; Vyrsokinos, Konstantinos; Pleros, Nikos

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Structures buckling under tensile dead load  

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...the load measured with a load cell Gefran OC-K2D-C3...PY-2-F-100 (Gefran Spa). Data have been acquired with...elementsAmsterdamElsevier Data Supplement Data Supplement Structures buckling under tensile dead load. A movie of the experiments...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic service load simulation for engineering structures  

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...at the design stage of an engineering structure, both global and...is relevant to other core engineering industry sectors. This paper...simulated Jack-up offshore load history (JOSH) developed for use...fatigue|fracture mechanics|engineering structures|

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of valence band structure in arbitrary dielectric films  

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A new way of measuring the band structure of various dielectric materials using the secondary electron emission from Auger neutralization of ions is introduced. The first example of this measurement scheme is the magnesium oxide (MgO) films with respect to the application of the films in the display industries. The density of state in the valence bands of MgO film and MgO film with a functional layer (FL) deposited over a dielectric surface reveals that the density peak of film with a FL is considerably less than that of film, thereby indicating a better performance of MgO film with functional layer in display devices. The second example of the measurement is the boron-zinc oxide (BZO) films with respect to the application of the films to the development of solar cells. The measurement of density of state in BZO film suggests that a high concentration of boron impurity in BZO films may enhance the transition of electrons and holes through the band gap from the valence to the conduction band in zinc oxide crystals; thereby improving the conductivity of the film. Secondary electron emission by the Auger neutralization of ions is highly instrumental for the determination of the density of states in the valence band of dielectric materials.

Uhm, Han S., E-mail: hsuhm@kw.ac.kr [Department of Electrophysics, Kwangwoon University, 447-1 Wolgye-Dong, Nowon-Gu, Seoul 139-701 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Eun H. [Department of Electrophysics, Kwangwoon University, 447-1 Wolgye-Dong, Nowon-Gu, Seoul 139-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Electrophysics, Kwangwoon University, 447-1 Wolgye-Dong, Nowon-Gu, Seoul 139-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Conditions of Transport - Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Integration RD&D Plan Used Nuclear Fuel Loading...

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Laboratory testing of structures under dynamic loads: an introductory review  

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...research-article Theme Issue Dynamic testing of structures compiled by M. S. Williams Laboratory testing of structures under dynamic loads: an...introduces and reviews the theme of laboratory testing of structures under dynamic loads. The...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of Wave Loads on Static Offshore Structures  

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Numerical Simulation of Wave Loads on Static Offshore Structures Hrvoje Jasak, Inno Gatin, Vuko Workshop, Cambridge, 30 July 2014 Numerical Simulation of Wave Loads on Static Offshore Structures ­ p. #12 of Wave Loads on Static Offshore Structures ­ p. #12;VOF Free Surface Flow Model Modelling of Free Surface

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Development of High-Gradient Dielectric Laser-Driven Particle Accelerator Structures  

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The thrust of Stanford's program is to conduct research on high-gradient dielectric accelerator structures driven with high repetition-rate, tabletop infrared lasers. The close collaboration between Stanford and SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) is critical to the success of this project, because it provides a unique environment where prototype dielectric accelerator structures can be rapidly fabricated and tested with a relativistic electron beam.

Byer, Robert L.

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous Doppler effect observed during propagation of magnetostatic waves in ferromagnetic films and ferrite-dielectric-metal structures  

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The anomalous Doppler effect observed during propagation of magnetostatic backward volume ... ferrite-dielectric-metal structure is investigated. The effect is theoretically substantiated, and plots of Doppler fr...

Yu. A. Ignatov; A. A. Klimov; S. A. Nikitov

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal  

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

Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Conditions of Transport - Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Integration RD&D Plan Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Conditions of Transport - Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Integration RD&D Plan Used nuclear fuel (UNF) must maintain its integrity during the storage period in such a way that it can withstand the physical forces of handling and transportation associated with restaging the fuel and transporting it to treatment or recycling facilities, or to a geologic repository. This RD&D plan describes a methodology, including development and use of analytical models, to evaluate loading and associated mechanical responses of UNF rods and key structural components. The plan objective is to

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Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal  

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

Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Conditions of Transport - Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Integration RD&D Plan Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Conditions of Transport - Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Integration RD&D Plan Used nuclear fuel (UNF) must maintain its integrity during the storage period in such a way that it can withstand the physical forces of handling and transportation associated with restaging the fuel and transporting it to treatment or recycling facilities, or to a geologic repository. This RD&D plan describes a methodology, including development and use of analytical models, to evaluate loading and associated mechanical responses of UNF rods and key structural components. The plan objective is to

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Electromagnetic forces on the dielectric layers of the planar optical Bragg acceleration structure  

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Optical Bragg acceleration structures are waveguides with a vacuum core and dielectric layers as a cladding, designed to guide laser light at the speed-of-light TM mode and accelerate charged particles. In this study, we analyze the electromagnetic forces exerted on the dielectric layers of a planar structure by both the guided laser light and the wake-field of moving charges. The distribution of the volume force densities, as well as the surface force densities, in the interfaces between the layers as a result of the laser propagation is given, and analytic scaling laws for the maximal values are obtained. Separation of the wake-field into the structure's eigenmodes is essential in order to determine the different contributions of the wake-field to the total impulse that acts on the structure. It is shown that the impact of the wake-field on the structure results almost entirely from the fundamental TM mode. While the total force on the dielectric layers may be significantly stronger than the gravitational force, we show that for typical structures, the pressures that develop are orders of magnitude below the damage threshold.

Mizrahi, Amit; Schaechter, Levi [Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000 (Israel)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal  

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Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Conditions of Transport - Demonstration of Approach and Results of Used Fuel Performance Characterization Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Conditions of Transport - Demonstration of Approach and Results of Used Fuel Performance Characterization This report provides results of the initial demonstration of the modeling capability developed to perform preliminary deterministic evaluations of moderate-to-high burnup used nuclear fuel (UNF) mechanical performance under normal conditions of storage (NCS) and normal conditions of transport (NCT) conditions. This report also provides results from the sensitivity studies, and discussion on the long-term goals and objectives of this

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Structure-dielectric properties relationships in copper-substituted magnesium ferrites  

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Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Synthesis of copper substituted magnesium ferrites materials is reported. • A shift from cubic to tetragonal structure starting with x = 0.84 was observed. • The dielectric properties are influenced by Cu-substitution. - Abstract: Nanocrystalline powders of copper-substituted magnesium ferrites with general formula Mg{sub 1?x}Cu{sub x}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x = 0.00, 0.17, 0.34, 0.50, 0.67, 0.84, 1.00) were prepared for the first time by sol–gel auto-combustion method, using glycine as fuel agent. Solid phase chemical reactions and the occurrence of spinel structure were monitored by using infrared spectroscopy. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed the spinel single-phase formation. A shift from cubic structure to tetragonal structure starting with x = 0.84 was also observed. Microstructure of the samples was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and particle size was estimated from the micrographs. Analysis of dielectric properties revealed very low values of dielectric loss at frequencies over 10 MHz.

Druc, A.C.; Borhan, A.I. [Faculty of Chemistry, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Bulevardul Carol I, nr. 11, 700506 Iasi (Romania); Nedelcu, G.G.; Leontie, L. [Faculty of Physics, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Bulevardul Carol I, nr. 11, 700506 Iasi (Romania); Iordan, A.R. [Faculty of Chemistry, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Bulevardul Carol I, nr. 11, 700506 Iasi (Romania); Palamaru, M.N., E-mail: palamaru@uaic.ro [Faculty of Chemistry, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Bulevardul Carol I, nr. 11, 700506 Iasi (Romania)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Load Balancing for the Distributed Mining of Molecular Structures  

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Dynamic Load Balancing for the Distributed Mining of Molecular Structures Giuseppe Di Fatta, Member the data mining community, where algorithms to find frequent graphs have received increasing attention over a distributed approach to the frequent subgraph mining problem to discover interesting patterns in molecular

Berthold, Michael R.

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Towards A Structural Load Testing Tool CheerSun D. Yang and Lori L. Pollock  

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test data for load testing. There exist many structural testing methods; however, their main goal sensitive modules, we can limit the test data to focus on these modules, and reduce the amount of load that program needs to be load tested, and if so, automatically generates test data for struc­ tural load

Pollock, Lori L.

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Materials for freeform fabrication of GHz tunable dielectric photonic crystals.  

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Photonic crystals are of interest for GHz transmission applications, including rapid switching, GHz filters, and phased-array technology. 3D fabrication by Robocasting enables moldless printing of high solid loading slurries into structures such as the ''woodpile'' structures used to fabricate dielectric photonic band gap crystals. In this work, tunable dielectric materials were developed and printed into woodpile structures via solid freeform fabrication (SFF) toward demonstration of tunable photonic crystals. Barium strontium titanate ceramics possess interesting electrical properties including high permittivity, low loss, and high tunability. This paper discusses the processing route and dielectric characterization of (BaxSr1-XTiO3):MgO ceramic composites, toward fabrication of tunable dielectric photonic band gap crystals.

Niehaus, Michael Keith; Lewis, Jennifer A. (University of Illinois, Urbana, IL); Smay, James Earl; Clem, Paul Gilbert; Lin, Shawn-Yu; Cesarano, Joseph, III (,; ); Carroll, James F.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and microwave dielectric characteristics of lithium-excess Ca0.6Nd0.8/3TiO3/(Li0.5Nd0.5)TiO3 ceramics  

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Abstract Compositions based on (1?x)Ca0.6Nd8/3TiO3?x(Li1/2Nd1/2)TiO3 + yLi (CNLNTx + yLi, x = 0.30–0.60, y = 0–0.05), suitable for microwave applications have been developed by systematically adding excess lithium in order to tune the microwave dielectric properties and lower sintering temperature. Addition of 0.03 excess-Li simultaneously reduced the sintering temperature and improved the relative density of sintered \\{CNLNTx\\} ceramics. The excess Li addition can compensate the evaporation of Li during sintering process and decrease the secondary phase content. The \\{CNLNTx\\} (x = 0.45) ceramics with 0.03 Li excess sintered at 1190 °C have single phase orthorhombic perovskite structure, together with the optimum combination of microwave dielectric properties of ?r = 129, Q × f = 3600 GHz, ?f = 38 ppm/°C. Obviously, excess-Li addition can efficiently decrease the sintering temperature and improve the microwave dielectric properties. The high permittivity and relatively low sintering temperatures of lithium-excess Ca0.6Nd0.8/3TiO3/(Li0.5Nd0.5)TiO3 ceramics are ideal for the development of low cost ultra-small dielectric loaded antenna.

Changrong Zhou; Guohua Chen; Zhenyong Cen; Changlai Yuan; Yun Yang; Weizhou Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A METHOD FOR RAPID VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES LOADED BY OUTSIDE BLASTS  

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the structural reliability information for the vulnerability analysis. 1 Corresponding Author: Jamova 39, SI-1000 , Matjaz Leskovar, Marko Cepin, Borut Mavko "Jozef Stefan" Institute, Reactor Engineering Division Keywords blast loads, buildings, rapid assessment, structural reliability ABSTRACT The blast loads have in most

Cizelj, Leon

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A monolithic relativistic electron beam source based on a dielectric laser accelerator structure  

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Work towards a monolithic device capable of producing relativistic particle beams within a cubic-centimeter is detailed. We will discuss the Micro-Accelerator Platform (MAP), an optical laser powered dielectric accelerator as the main building block of this chip-scale source along with a field enhanced emitter and a region for sub-relativistic acceleration.

McNeur, Josh; Carranza, Nestor; Travish, Gil; Yin Hairong; Yoder, Rodney [UCLA Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); College of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610054 (China); Manhattanville College, Physics Dept., 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY 10577 (United States)

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind tunnel simulation of wind loading on a solid structure of revolution  

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The wind tunnel simulations of wind loading on a solid structure of revolution ... smooth and five rough surfaces were conducted using wind tunnel tests. Time-mean and fluctuating pressure ... distributions. The ...

Le-Tian Yang; Zhi-Fu Gu

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave load computation in direct strength analysis of semi-submersible platform structures  

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A wave load computation approach in direct strength analysis of semi-submersible platform structures was presented in this paper. Considering ... adopted for generating the wet surface mesh of platform. The hydro...

Hai-bin Zhang; Hui-long Ren; Yang-shan Dai…

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation methodology for structures subjected to seismic loading  

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and in the evaluation of existing buildings and retrofit methods. Capacity curves for the overall structure and for each story level are established from an inelastic pushover analysis. The pushover analysis is based on stiffness dependent story shear demands. Seismic...

O'Boyle, Margaret

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High-power radio frequency pulse generation and extration based on wakefield excited by an intense charged particle beam in dielectric-loaded waveguides.  

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Power extraction using a dielectric-loaded (DL) waveguide is a way to generate high-power radio frequency (RF) waves for future particle accelerators, especially for two-beam-acceleration. In a two-beam-acceleration scheme, a low-energy, high-current particle beam is passed through a deceleration section of waveguide (decelerator), where the power from the beam is partially transferred to trailing electromagnetic waves (wakefields); then with a properly designed RF output coupler, the power generated in the decelerator is extracted to an output waveguide, where finally the power can be transmitted and used to accelerate another usually high-energy low-current beam. The decelerator, together with the RF output coupler, is called a power extractor. At Argonne Wakefield Accelerator (AWA), we designed a 7.8GHz power extractor with a circular DL waveguide and tested it with single electron bunches and bunch trains. The output RF frequency (7.8GHz) is the sixth harmonic of the operational frequency (1.3GHz) of the electron gun and the linac at AWA. In single bunch excitation, a 1.7ns RF pulse with 30MW of power was generated by a single 66nC electron bunch passing through the decelerator. In subsequent experiments, by employing different splitting-recombining optics for the photoinjector laser, electron bunch trains were generated and thus longer RF pulses could be successfully generated and extracted. In 16-bunch experiments, 10ns and 22ns RF pulses have been generated and extracted; and in 4-bunch experiments, the maximum power generated was 44MW with 40MW extracted. A 26GHz DL power extractor has also been designed to test this technique in the millimeter-wave range. A power level of 148MW is expected to be generated by a bunch train with a bunch spacing of 769ps and bunch charges of 20nC each. The arrangement for the experiment is illustrated in a diagram. Higher-order-mode (HOM) power extraction has also been explored in a dual-frequency design. By using a bunch train with a bunch spacing of 769ps and bunch charges of 50nC each, 90.4MW and 8.68MW of extracted power levels are expected to be reached at 20.8GHz and 35.1GHz, respectively. In order to improve efficiency in HOM power extraction, a novel technique has been proposed to suppress unintended modes.

Gao, F.; High Energy Physics; Illinois Inst. of Tech

2009-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and dielectric properties of La{sub x}Hf{sub (1?x)}O{sub y} thin films: The dependence of components  

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Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • La{sub x}Hf{sub (1?x)}O{sub y} thin films were grown by pulse laser deposition method. • The thin film with 10% La/(La + Hf) atom ratio forms a cubic HfO{sub 2} phase. • The amorphous thin films due to more La introduced have almost same local structure. • The main infrared phonon modes move to lower frequency for the amorphous thin films. • The static dielectric constants of the amorphous thin films increase with La content. - Abstract: La{sub x}Hf{sub (1?x)}O{sub y} (x = 0, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, y=2?(1/2)x) thin films were grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method. The component dependence of the structure and vibration properties of these thin films is studied by combining X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and infrared spectroscopy. The thin film with 10% La/(La + Hf) atom ratio forms a cubic HfO{sub 2} phase and it has the largest static dielectric constant. More La atoms introduced cause amorphous phase formed and the static dielectric constants increase with the La content. Although XAFS indicates that these amorphous thin films have almost same local structures, the infrared phonon modes with most contribution to the static dielectric constant move to lower frequency, which results in the component dependence of the dielectric constant.

Qi, Zeming, E-mail: zmqi@ustc.edu.cn [National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230029 (China); Cheng, Xuerui [Department of Technology and Physics, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou, Henan 450002 (China); Zhang, Guobin [National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230029 (China); Li, Tingting [Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100029 (China); Wang, Yuyin; Shao, Tao; Li, Chengxiang; He, Bo [National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230029 (China)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MECHANISM OF THE PHASE CHANGE IN PbK2LiNb5O15: Dielectric, structural, and Raman scattering studies  

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unambiguously that the phase change in this material occurs between P4/mbm and Pba2 space groups, in goodMECHANISM OF THE PHASE CHANGE IN PbK2LiNb5O15: Dielectric, structural, and Raman scattering studies and ferroelectric phases and a complex structural change between them. High and low temperature phases

Boyer, Edmond

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STRUCTURAL RESPONSE OF THE DIII-D TOROIDAL FIELD COIL TO INCREASED LATERAL LOADS  

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OAK-B135 Recent calibration shots in which full toroidal field (TF) coil current interacted with the maximum poloidal field coils have produced increased lateral loads on the outer sections of the TF-coil. The increased lateral loads have resulted in deflections that have been sufficient to cause the TF-coil to contact adjacent equipment and produce a transient short to ground within the coil. The six outer turns of each TF-coil bundle are clamped together by insulated preloaded studs to provide increased bending stiffness. These sections of the outer bundles depend on friction to react the lateral loads as a bundle rather than six individual turns. A major concern is that the increased loads will produce slip between turns resulting in excessive lateral deflections and possible damage to the insulating sleeve on the preloaded studs. A finite element structural model of the TF-coil was developed for the calculation of deflections and the shear load distribution throughout the coil for the applied lateral loads from a full current calibration shot. The purpose of the updated structural model is to correlate the applied lateral loads to the total shear force between the unbonded sections of the outer turns. An allowable integrated lateral load applied to the outer turns is established based on the maximum shear force that can be reacted by friction. A program that calculates the magnetic fields and integrated lateral load along the outer turns can be incorporated into the plasma control system. The integrated load can then be compared to the calculated allowable value prior to execution of calibration shots. Calibration shots with a calculated total lateral load greater than the allowable value will be prevented.

REIS,E.E; CHIN,E

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multilayer dielectric diffraction gratings  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The design and fabrication of dielectric grating structures with high diffraction efficiency used in reflection or transmission is described. By forming a multilayer structure of alternating index dielectric materials and placing a grating structure on top of the multilayer, a diffraction grating of adjustable efficiency, and variable optical bandwidth can be obtained. Diffraction efficiency into the first order in reflection varying between 1 and 98 percent has been achieved by controlling the design of the multilayer and the depth, shape, and material comprising the grooves of the grating structure. Methods for fabricating these gratings without the use of ion etching techniques are described.

Perry, Michael D. (Livermore, CA); Britten, Jerald A. (Oakley, CA); Nguyen, Hoang T. (Livermore, CA); Boyd, Robert (Livermore, CA); Shore, Bruce W. (Livermore, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multilayer dielectric diffraction gratings  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The design and fabrication of dielectric grating structures with high diffraction efficiency used in reflection or transmission is described. By forming a multilayer structure of alternating index dielectric materials and placing a grating structure on top of the multilayer, a diffraction grating of adjustable efficiency, and variable optical bandwidth can be obtained. Diffraction efficiency into the first order in reflection varying between 1 and 98 percent has been achieved by controlling the design of the multilayer and the depth, shape, and material comprising the grooves of the grating structure. Methods for fabricating these gratings without the use of ion etching techniques are described. 7 figs.

Perry, M.D.; Britten, J.A.; Nguyen, H.T.; Boyd, R.; Shore, B.W.

1999-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability updating and prediction of bridge structures based on proof loads and monitored data  

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Abstract Bridge deterioration with time and ever increasing traffic loads raise concerns about reliability of aging bridges. One of the ways to predict reliability of aging bridges is to build reasonable resistance prediction model and load effect prediction model. In this paper, to obtain the predicted resistance, by the truncated method or Bayesian method, the initial resistance probability model is updated with the structural proof loads which are greatly less than the resistance of a bridge, reduce uncertainty in the bridge resistance and so increase the bridge reliability; to predict the time-variant load effects which is treated as a time series, the Bayesian dynamic models (BDMs) are introduced and adopted to predict the structural load effects based on the monitored data (everyday monitored extreme stresses). Finally, with the predicted resistance and load effects, the structural reliability indices are solved and predicted with First Order Second Moment method (FOSM), and three numerical examples are provided to illustrate the feasibility and application of the built prediction model in this paper.

Liu Yuefei; Lu Dagang; Fan Xueping

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of extreme hydroelastic load effects to changes in ship hull stiffness and structural damping  

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A new hybrid method for the time-domain nonlinear simulation of the hydroelastic load effects and the peak over threshold (POT) method for the calculation of the short-term extreme responses are briefly described and applied to a flexible SL-7 class containership and a flexible liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship. Three stiffness levels, three stiffness distributions and three modal damping ratios are used to study the influence of the hull flexibility and structural damping on the short-term prediction of extreme vertical hydroelastic load effects. The results give justification for some simplified treatment of the first vertical flexible mode in early design stage when structural details are not available.

MingKang Wu; Torgeir Moan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Additive manufacturing of graded dielectrics  

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A method for the fabrication of graded dielectrics within a structural composite is presented. This system employs an ultrasonic powder deposition head to print high dielectric powders onto a woven fabric composite substrate. It is shown how this system can integrate 3D variations of dielectric properties at millimeter resolution within a mechanically rugged substrate. To conclude, the system's practical application is demonstrated with experimental results from a graded index lens.

David A Roper; Brandon L Good; Raymond McCauley; Shridhar Yarlagadda; Jared Smith; Austin Good; Peter Pa; Mark S Mirotznik

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of polyoxometalate-loaded epoxy composites  

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The synthesis of a polyoxometalate-loaded epoxy uses a one-step cure by applying an external stimulus to release the acid from the polyoxometalate and thereby catalyze the cure reaction of the epoxy resin. Such polyoxometalate-loaded epoxy composites afford the cured epoxy unique properties imparted by the intrinsic properties of the polyoxometalate. For example, polyoxometalate-loaded epoxy composites can be used as corrosion resistant epoxy coatings, for encapsulation of electronics with improved dielectric properties, and for structural applications with improved mechanical properties.

Anderson, Benjamin J

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Incremental wind-wave analysis of the structural capacity of offshore wind turbine support structures under extreme loading  

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Abstract Offshore wind turbine (OWT) support structures are subjected to non-proportional environmental wind and wave load patterns with respect to increases in wave height and with respect to wind and wave combined loading. Traditional approaches to estimating the ultimate capacity of offshore support structures are not ideally suited to analysis of OWTs. In this paper, the concept of incremental wind-wave (IWWA) analysis of the structural capacity of OWT support structures is proposed. The approach uses static pushover analysis of OWT support structures subject to wind and wave combined load patterns corresponding to increasing mean return period (MRP). The IWWA framework can be applied as a one-parameter approach (IWWA1) in which the MRP for the wind and wave conditions is assumed to be the same or a two-parameter approach (IWWA2) in which the \\{MRPs\\} associated with wind and wave conditions are related to a joint probability density function characterizing the wind and wave conditions at the site. Example calculations for monopile and jacket supported \\{OWTs\\} at Atlantic marine sites are performed under both one parameter and two parameters IWWA framework. The analyses illustrate that: the results of an IWWA analysis are site specific; and structural response can be dominated by either wind or wave conditions depending on structural characteristics and site conditions. Finally, reliability analyses for both examples excluding uncertainties in structural resistance are estimated based on their IWWA results and probabilistic models for site environmental conditions.

Kai Wei; Sanjay R. Arwade; Andrew T. Myers

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gain analysis of higher-order-mode amplification in a dielectric-implanted multi-beam traveling wave structure  

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A multi-beam traveling wave amplifier designed with an overmoded staggered double grating array was examined by small signal analysis combined with simulation. Eigenmode and S-parameter analyses show that the 2 cm long slow wave structure (SWS) has 1–5 dB insertion loss over the passband (TM{sub 31} mode) with ?28% cold bandwidth. Analytic gain calculation indicates that in the SWS, TM{sub 31}-mode is amplified with 15–20 dB/beam at 64–84 GHz with three elliptical beams of 10 kV and 150 mA/beam, which was compared with particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations. PIC analysis on the analysis of instability with zero-input driving excitations demonstrated that background noises and non-operating lower order modes are noticeably suppressed by implanting equidistant dielectric absorbers; the overmoded structure only allowed the desired 3rd order mode to propagate in the structure. The designed circuit structure can be widely applied to multi-beam devices for high power RF generation.

Gee, Anthony [Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 (United States); Shin, Young-Min [Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 (United States) [Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 (United States); Accelerator Physics Center (APC), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Assembly, Loading, and Cool?down of the FRESCA2 Support Structure  

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This paper reports on the assembly process and cool-down to cryogenic temperature of the support structure of FRESCA2, which is a dipole magnet for upgrading the actual CERN cable test facility FRESCA. The structure of the FRESCA2 magnet is designed to provide the adequate pre-stress, through the use of keys, bladders, and an Al alloy shrinking cylinder. In order to qualify the assembly and loading procedures, the structure was assembled with Al blocks (dummy coils) that replaced the brittle Nb3Sn coils, and then cooled-down to 77 K with liquid nitrogen. The evolution of the mechanical behaviour was monitored via strain gauges located on different components of the structure (shell, rods, yokes and dummy coils). We focus on the expected stresses within the structure after assembly, loading and cool-down. The expected stresses were determined from the 3D finite element model of the structure. A comparison of the 3D model stress predictions with the strain gauge data measurements is made. The coherence between ...

Muñoz Garcia, J E; Ziemianski, D T; Rondeaux, F; de Rijk, G; Bajas, H; Rifflet, J M; Perez, J C; Durante, M; Charrondiere, M; Bajko, M; Devaux, M; Guinchard, M; Ferracin, P; Fessia, P; Manil, P; 10.1109/TASC.2013.2284421

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-induced tunneling currents in MOS structures with various HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} stacking dielectrics  

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In this study, the current conduction mechanisms of structures with tandem high-k dielectric in illumination are discussed. Samples of Al/SiO{sub 2}/Si (S), Al/HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2}/Si (H), and Al/3HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2}/Si (3H) were examined. The significant observation of electron traps of sample H compares to sample S is found under the double bias capacitance-voltage (C-V) measurements in illumination. Moreover, the photo absorption sensitivity of sample H is higher than S due to the formation of HfO{sub 2} dielectric layer, which leads to larger numbers of carriers crowded through the sweep of V{sub G} before the domination of tunneling current. Additionally, the HfO{sub 2} dielectric layer would block the electrons passing through oxide from valance band, which would result in less electron-hole (e{sup ?}-h{sup +}) pairs recombination effect. Also, it was found that both of the samples S and H show perimeter dependency of positive bias currents due to strong fringing field effect in dark and illumination; while sample 3H shows area dependency of positive bias currents in strong illumination. The non-uniform tunneling current through thin dielectric and through HfO{sub 2} stacking layers are importance to MOS(p) tunneling photo diodes.

Pang, Chin-Sheng; Hwu, Jenn-Gwo, E-mail: jghwu@ntu.edu.tw [Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering/Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan (China)] [Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering/Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan (China)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies on Structural and Dielectric Properties of ABi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (A Ba, Sr and Pb) Ceramics  

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Bismuth Titanate based electroceramics of layered perovskite structures are technologically important materials for high temperature piezoelectric and ferroelectric applications, due to their high Curie temperature (675 deg. C), Stable piezoelectric response and excellent dielectric properties. The compounds ABi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (A = Ba, Sr and Pb) belongs to Aurivillius family (n = 4) in which BaBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} crystallizes in tetragonal I4/mmm space group, Sr Bi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} and PbBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} crystallizes in orthorhombic space group A2{sub 1}am. In the present work ABi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} (A = Ba, Sr and Pb) ceramic samples are prepared through the solid state reaction by conventional mixed oxides by calcination at high temperature. Dielectric constant ({epsilon}'{sub r}) and Dielectric Loss (D) for all the compositions as a function of temperature measured from frequencies 100 Hz to 100 KHz using a HIOKI 3532-50 LCR meter. The dielectric constant increases gradually with an increase in temperature up to transition temperature (T{sub c,} K) and then decreases.

Reddy, T. Gopal; Kumar, B. Rajesh; Rao, T. Subba [Materials Research Lab, Department of Physics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur-515055, A.P. (India)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and fabrication of micro- and nano- dielectric structures for imaging and focusing at optical frequencies  

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In this thesis work, design and fabrication of micro- and nano-photonic structures both in the diffraction regime and sub-wavelength regime have been investigated. In the diffraction regime, two types of optical systems ...

Takahashi, Satoshi, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study of a structural magnesium alloy with high absorption energy under dynamic loading  

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It has been demonstrated that pure Mg exhibits low ductility under dynamic loading at room temperature owing to its HCP structure. Very limited data are currently available for magnesium alloys under dynamic loading. In order to be used for structural components, it is necessary to improve the mechanical properties of magnesium alloys. Lahaise et al. reported the yield strength of the AZ91 magnesium alloy increased with refining its microstructure. Mohri et al. has already been reported the ductility enhancement of a Mg-Y-RE(Rare Earth) alloy by hot extrusion. They mentioned the enhancement of ductility is due to the refining microstructure of magnesium. Thus refining microstructure enables to raise the possibility for the development of a structural magnesium alloy with high ductility at dynamic strain rate. In this paper, the possibility of a fine-grained WE43 magnesium alloy is investigated to raise the high speed impact performance against the foreign object damage by the enhancement of ductility and absorption energy under dynamic loading.

Mukai, T.; Ishikawa, K. [Osaka Municipal Technical Research Inst. (Japan). Mechanical Engineering Dept.] [Osaka Municipal Technical Research Inst. (Japan). Mechanical Engineering Dept.; Mohri, T. [Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Inst. Rokuban, Atsuta (Japan)] [Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Inst. Rokuban, Atsuta (Japan); Nakamura, M. [National Industrial Research Inst., Nagoya (Japan)] [National Industrial Research Inst., Nagoya (Japan); Higashi, K. [Osaka Prefecture Univ., Sakai (Japan)] [Osaka Prefecture Univ., Sakai (Japan)

1998-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of spin-orbit effects on structures and dielectric properties of neutral lead clusters  

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Combining molecular beam electric deflection experiments and global optimization techniques has proven to be a powerful tool for resolving equilibrium structures of neutral metal and semiconductor clusters. Herein, we present electric molecular beam deflection experiments on Pb{sub N} (N = 7–18) clusters. Promising structures are generated using the unbiased Birmingham Cluster Genetic Algorithm approach based on density functional theory. The structures are further relaxed within the framework of two-component density functional theory taking scalar relativistic and spin orbit effects into account. Quantum chemical results are used to model electric molecular beam deflection profiles based on molecular dynamics calculations. Comparison of measured and simulated beam profiles allows the assignment of equilibrium structures for the most cluster sizes in the examined range for the first time. Neutral lead clusters adopt mainly spherical geometries and resemble the structures of lead cluster cations apart from Pb{sub 10}. Their growth pattern deviates strongly from the one observed for tin and germanium clusters.

Götz, D. A., E-mail: goetz@cluster.pc.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de; Shayeghi, A.; Schäfer, R. [Eduard-Zintl-Institut für Anorganische und Physikalische Chemie, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)] [Eduard-Zintl-Institut für Anorganische und Physikalische Chemie, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Johnston, R. L. [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom)] [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Schwerdtfeger, P. [Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, The New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University (Albany), Bob Tindall Bldg., 0745 Auckland (New Zealand)] [Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, The New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University (Albany), Bob Tindall Bldg., 0745 Auckland (New Zealand)

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Layered Binary-Dielectrics for Energy Applications: Limitations and Potentials  

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In this Letter, an attempt is made to illustrate how performance of an electrically insulating material, a dielectric, can be improved by constructing a layered binary-dielectric structure that employs a weak insulator with high dielectric permittivity. It is shown that layered binary-dielectrics could have a signicant impact on energy storage and electrical insulation.

Tuncer, Enis [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of load and resistance factor design for FRP strengthening of reinforced concrete structures  

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distribution and the loads follow normal distributions.of time-span specific load models follows, a more detailedfollows the technique detailed in the Transportation Research Circular, Calibration to Determine Load and

Atadero, Rebecca Anne

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel Resonant Metallo-Dielectric Structure for Design ofHigh Performance -,U Meta-Materials  

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-material with periodic configuration constructed of small size metallo-dielectric transmission-line resonators magnetically coupled to transmission line model of the medium. It is demonstrated that the permeability resonant transmission line sectors. Compared to the loop circuit configuration, the inclusions (metalo

Sarabandi, Kamal

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Offshore structures can be subjected to millions of variable amplitude load cycles during their service life which is the primary cause of structural deterioration. Such  

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ABSTRACT Offshore structures can be subjected to millions of variable amplitude load cycles during and methods coupled with a growing appetite to exploit the bountiful offshore energy resources has lead to the installation of more and more offshore structures and at greater depths. These structures can experience

Boyer, Edmond

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A MANUAL FOR THE PREDICTION OF BLAST AND FRAGMENT LOADINGS ON STRUCTURES  

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A MANUAL FOR THE A MANUAL FOR THE PREDICTION OF BLAST AND FRAGMENT LOADINGS ON STRUCTURES U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ALBUQUERQUE OPERATIONS OFFICE AMARILLO AREA OFFICE AMARILLO, TEXAS DOE/TIC-11268 Change 1 , ' - 15 August 1981 \ \ DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency Thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or

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Pricing Structure and Tools for Profitable Load-Shifting by Aggregator...  

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via incentive pricing. Also, a complementary visualization technique for assessing demand response plans and peak load shifts. Description As power grids struggle to keep up with...

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Development of load and resistance factor design for FRP strengthening of reinforced concrete structures  

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variation in loads and material resistances, while in factthe different resistance factors, materials, FRP degradationfactors on resistance to consider material uncertainty after

Atadero, Rebecca Anne

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Paper No. 2004-mfb-03 Kelly Page: 1 of 4 Tensile Loading of Model Caisson Foundations for Structures on Sand  

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Paper No. 2004-mfb-03 Kelly Page: 1 of 4 Tensile Loading of Model Caisson Foundations for Structures on Sand R.B. Kelly, B.W. Byrne, G.T. Houlsby and C.M. Martin Department of Engineering) (see Byrne et al, 2002; Byrne et al, 2003; Kelly et al, 2003). This paper concentrates on the tensile

Byrne, Byron

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Insights into MHC class I peptide loading from the structure of the Tapasin-ERp57 thiol oxidoreductase heterodimer  

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Tapasin is a glycoprotein critical for loading major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules with high-affinity peptides. It functions within the multimeric peptide-loading complex (PLC) as a disulfide-linked, stable heterodimer with the thiol oxidoreductase ERp57, and this covalent interaction is required to support optimal PLC activity. Here, we present the 2.6 {angstrom} resolution structure of the tapasin-ERp57 core of the PLC. The structure revealed that tapasin interacts with both ERp57 catalytic domains, accounting for the stability of the heterodimer, and provided an example of a protein disulfide isomerase family member interacting with substrate. Mutational analysis identified a conserved surface on tapasin that interacted with MHC class I molecules and was critical for peptide loading and editing functions of the tapasin-ERp57 heterodimer. By combining the tapasin-ERp57 structure with those of other defined PLC components, we present a molecular model that illuminates the processes involved in MHC class I peptide loading.

Dong, G.; Wearsch, P.A.; Peaper, D.R.; Cresswell, P.; Reinisch, K.M.; (Yale-MED)

2009-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission of energy down periodically ribbed elastic structures under fluid loading: spatialperiodicity in the pass bands  

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...long-range coupling|Green's function| Transmission of energy down periodically...long-range coupling; Green's function 1. Introduction Energy transmission down...fluid loading in energy transmission...properties of the Green's function...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steady and Unsteady Wind Loading of Buildings and Structures [and Discussion  

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...terrain are briefly discussed. For design based on steady wind loadings the design wind speed is dependent on the acceptable degree of risk. Force and pressure coefficients may be influenced by Reynolds number, surface roughness, wind characteristics...

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric Wakefield Accelerator to drive the future FEL Light Source.  

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X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs) are expensive instruments and a large part of the cost of the entire facility is driven by the accelerator. Using a high-energy gain dielectric wake-field accelerator (DWA) instead of the conventional accelerator may provide a significant cost saving and reduction of the facility size. In this article, we investigate using a collinear dielectric wakefield accelerator to provide a high repetition rate, high current, high energy beam to drive a future FEL x-ray light source. As an initial case study, a {approx}100 MV/m loaded gradient, 850 GHz quartz dielectric based 2-stage, wakefield accelerator is proposed to generate a main electron beam of 8 GeV, 50 pC/bunch, {approx}1.2 kA of peak current, 10 x 10 kHz (10 beamlines) in just 100 meters with the fill factor and beam loading considered. This scheme provides 10 parallel main beams with one 100 kHz drive beam. A drive-to-main beam efficiency {approx}38.5% can be achieved with an advanced transformer ratio enhancement technique. rf power dissipation in the structure is only 5 W/cm{sup 2} in the high repetition rate, high gradient operation mode, which is in the range of advanced water cooling capability. Details of study presented in the article include the overall layout, the transform ratio enhancement scheme used to increase the drive to main beam efficiency, main wakefield linac design, cooling of the structure, etc.

Jing, C.; Power, J.; Zholents, A. (Accelerator Systems Division (APS)); ( HEP); (LLC)

2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Industrial Electric Rate Structure on Load Management - A Utility Viewpoint  

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A few years ago our response to an inquiry regarding availability of electric service for a large industrial load was something like: 'Let us put this into our production model to determine whether we will have adequate generating capacity to commit...

Richardson, J. A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Published in Proceedings of the XL2003 (Response of Structures to Extreme Loading) Conference, Toronto, August 2003. EFFICIENT MODELS FOR WIND TURBINE EXTREME LOADS  

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, Toronto, August 2003. EFFICIENT MODELS FOR WIND TURBINE EXTREME LOADS USING INVERSE RELIABILITY K, USA ABSTRACT The reliability of wind turbines against extreme loads is the focus of this study of randomness in the gross wind environment as well as in the extreme response given wind conditions. A detailed

Manuel, Lance

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Crash behavior of three dimensional thin-walled structures under combined loading  

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For the weight efficient and crashworthy design of the structural body of a transportation system, a thorough understanding of crushing behavior of thin-walled structural members such as spot-welded sheet metal beams or ...

Kim, Heung-Soo, 1971-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ceramic-polymer nanocomposites with increased dielectric permittivity and low dielectric loss  

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The use of lead free materials in device fabrication is very essential from environmental point of view. We have synthesized the lead free ferroelectric polymer nanocomposite films with increased dielectric properties. Lead free bismuth titanate has been used as active ceramic nanofillers having crystallite size 24nm and PVDF as the polymer matrix. Ferroelectric ?-phase of the polymer composite films was confirmed by X-ray diffraction pattern. Mapping data confirms the homogeneous dispersion of ceramic particles into the polymer matrix. Frequency dependent dielectric constant increases up to 43.4 at 100Hz, whereas dielectric loss decreases with 7 wt% bismuth titanate loading. This high dielectric constant lead free ferroelectric polymer films can be used for energy density applications.

Bhardwaj, Sumit, E-mail: sumit.bhardwaj4@gmail.com; Paul, Joginder, E-mail: sumit.bhardwaj4@gmail.com [Centre for Materials Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur -177 005 (India); Raina, K. K. [School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala -147 004 (India); Thakur, N. S. [Centre for Energy and Environment, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur -177005 (India); Kumar, Ravi [Centre for Materials Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur -177 005 (India); Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur -143521 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant dielectric metamaterials  

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A resonant dielectric metamaterial comprises a first and a second set of dielectric scattering particles (e.g., spheres) having different permittivities arranged in a cubic array. The array can be an ordered or randomized array of particles. The resonant dielectric metamaterials are low-loss 3D isotropic materials with negative permittivity and permeability. Such isotropic double negative materials offer polarization and direction independent electromagnetic wave propagation.

Loui, Hung; Carroll, James; Clem, Paul G; Sinclair, Michael B

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of load and resistance factor design for FRP strengthening of reinforced concrete structures  

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1999). Relating an acceptable risk of structural failure toAcceptable Levels of Risk.design can hold the risk to acceptable levels by accounting

Atadero, Rebecca Anne

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Machine Vision Condition Monitoring of Heavy-Axle Load Railcar Structural Underframe Components  

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and efficient operation of the approximately 1.6 million freight cars (wagons) in the North American railroad) requires periodic inspection of railcars to detect structural damage and defects. Railcar structural of qualified inspection personnel to detect these defects. Consequently, technologies are under development

Todorovic, Sinisa

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Electromagnetic field quantization in a linear dielectric medium  

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By modeling a dielectric medium with two independent reservoirs, i.e., electric and magnetic reservoirs, the electromagnetic field is quantized in a linear dielectric medium consistently. A Hamiltonian is proposed from which using the Heisenberg equations, not only the Maxwell equations but also the structural equations can be obtained. Using the Laplace transformation, the wave equation for the electromagnetic vector potential is solved in the case of a homogeneous dielectric medium. Some examples are considered showing the applicability of the model to both absorptive and nonabsorptive dielectrics.

F. Kheirandish; M. Amooshahi

2005-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Cast dielectric composite linear accelerator  

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A linear accelerator having cast dielectric composite layers integrally formed with conductor electrodes in a solventless fabrication process, with the cast dielectric composite preferably having a nanoparticle filler in an organic polymer such as a thermosetting resin. By incorporating this cast dielectric composite the dielectric constant of critical insulating layers of the transmission lines of the accelerator are increased while simultaneously maintaining high dielectric strengths for the accelerator.

Sanders, David M. (Livermore, CA); Sampayan, Stephen (Manteca, CA); Slenes, Kirk (Albuquerque, NM); Stoller, H. M. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally switchable dielectrics  

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Precursor polymers to conjugated polymers, such as poly(phenylene vinylene), poly(poly(thiophene vinylene), poly(aniline vinylene), and poly(pyrrole vinylene), can be used as thermally switchable capacitor dielectrics that fail at a specific temperature due to the non-conjugated precursor polymer irreversibly switching from an insulator to the conjugated polymer, which serves as a bleed resistor. The precursor polymer is a good dielectric until it reaches a specific temperature determined by the stability of the leaving groups. Conjugation of the polymer backbone at high temperature effectively disables the capacitor, providing a `built-in` safety mechanism for electronic devices.

Dirk, Shawn M.; Johnson, Ross S.

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of structural, optical and dielectric properties of crystalline Sr{sub 2}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 7} nanoparticles synthesized by a modified combustion technique  

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Nanocrystalline Strontium Pyroniobate is synthesized by a novel auto-igniting combustion technique. The X-Ray diffraction studies reveal that Strontium Niobate possesses orthorhombic structure. Phase purity and structure of the nanopowder is further examined using Fourier-Transform Infrared and Raman spectroscopy. The average particle size of the as prepared nanoparticles from the Transmission Electron Microscopy is 30 nm. Sr{sub 2}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 7} is a photoluminescent material and the optical band gap determined from the UV-DRS spectrum is 2.7eV. The sample is sintered at an optimized temperature of 1350°C for 2 hours and obtained maximum density. The dielectric constant and loss factor values obtained at 5MHz for a well-sintered Strontium Niobate pellet is found to be 40 and 3.9×10{sup ?3} respectively, at room temperature.

Mathai, K. C. [Department of Physics, St. Aloysius' College, Edathua, Alappuzha, Kerala (India); Vidya, S.; Thomas, J. K. [Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram- 695015, Kerala (India); Solomon, Sam [Department of Physics, St. John's College, Anchal-691306, Kerala (India)

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface-PlasmonoDielectric-polaritonic devices and systems  

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There is provided a structure for supporting propagation of surface plasmon polaritons. The structure includes a plasmonic material region and a dielectric material region, disposed adjacent to a selected surface of the plasmonic material region. At least one of the plasmonic material region and the dielectric material region have a dielectric permittivity distribution that is specified as a function of depth through the corresponding material region. This dielectric permittivity distribution is selected to impose prespecified group velocities, v.sub.gj, on a dispersion relation for a surface polaritonic mode of the structure for at least one of a corresponding set of prespecified frequencies, .omega..sub.j, and corresponding set of prespecified wavevectors, where j=1 to N.

Karalis, Aristeidis; Joannopoulos, John; Soljacic, Marin

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric field shielding in dielectric nanosolutions  

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To gain some insight into electrochemical activity of dielectric colloids of technical and biomedical interest we investigate a model of dielectric nanosolution whose micro-constitution is dominated by dipolarions -- positively and negatively charged spherically symmetric nano-structures composed of ionic charge surrounded by cloud of radially polarized dipoles of electrically neutral molecules of solvent. Combing the standard constitutive equations of an isotropic dielectric liquid with Maxwell equation of electrostatics and presuming the Boltzmann shape of the particle density of bound-charge we derive equation for the in-medium electrostatic field. Particular attention is given to numerical analysis of obtained analytic solutions of this equation describing the exterior fields of dipolarions with dipolar atmospheres of solvent molecules endowed with either permanent or field-induced dipole moments radially polarized by central symmetric field of counterions. The presented computations show that the electric field shielding of dipolarions in dielectric nanosolutions is quite different from that of counterionic nano-complexes of Debye-H\\"uckel theory of electrolytes.

Sergey Bastrukov; Pik-Yin Lai; Irina Molodtsova

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

73

Giant Dielectric Constant Controlled by Maxwell-Wagner Dielectric  

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Giant Dielectric Constant Controlled Giant Dielectric Constant Controlled by Maxwell-Wagner Dielectric Relaxation in Al2O3/TiO2 Nanolaminates Synthesized by Atomic Layer Deposition Giant Dielectric Constant Controlled by Maxwell-Wagner Dielectric Relaxation in Al2O3/TiO2 Nanolaminates Synthesized by Atomic Layer Deposition Nanolaminate consisting of Al2O3 and TiO2 oxide sublayers were synthesized, using atomic layer deposition (ALD) to produce individual layers with atomic scale control. The main goal of this work is to produce robust high dielectric constant layers based on biocompatible materials, such as Al2O3 and TiO2, suitable to fabricate high-capacitance capacitors for microchip embedded energy storage capacitor for implantable biomedical devices. However, these capacitors based on Al2O3/TiO2 nanolaminates can provide

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Plug Load  

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Residential Commercial Commercial Industrial Lighting Energy Smart Grocer Program HVAC Program Shell Measures Commercial Kitchen & Food Service Equipment Plug Load New...

75

Dielectric Elastomers for Actuation and Energy Harvesting  

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1.23 Arm wrestling robot using dielectric elastomer springdemonstration of the arm wrestling robot. [265] Smart MaterMichael Wissler. An arm wrestling robot driven by dielectric

Brochu, Paul

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Load Control  

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Visualization and Controls Peer Review Visualization and Controls Peer Review Load Control for System Reliability and Measurement-Based Stability Assessment Dan Trudnowski, PhD, PE Montana Tech Butte, MT 59701 dtrudnowski@mtech.edu 406-496-4681 October 2006 2 Presentation Outline * Introduction - Goals, Enabling technologies, Overview * Load Control - Activities, Status * Stability Assessment - Activities, Status * Wrap up - Related activities, Staff 3 Goals * Research and develop technologies to improve T&D reliability * Technologies - Real-time load control methodologies - Measurement-based stability-assessment 4 Enabling Technologies * Load control enabled by GridWise technology (e.g. PNNL's GridFriendly appliance) * Real-time stability assessment enabled by Phasor Measurement (PMU) technology 5 Project Overview * Time line: April 18, 2006 thru April 17, 2008

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Dielectric behavior of barium modified strontium bismuth titanate ceramic  

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Barium Modified Strontium Bismuth Titanate(SBT) ceramic with general formula Sr1?xBaxBi4Ti4O15 is prepared by solid state reaction route. The structural analysis of the ceramics was done by X-ray diffraction technique. The X-ray patterns show that all the compositions are of single phase with orthorhombic structure. The temperature dependent dielectric behavior shows that the transition temperature decreases with Ba content but the maximum dielectric constant increases. The decreases of the transition with increase in Ba{sup 2+} ion, may be due to the decrease of orthorhombicity by the incorporation of Ba{sup 2+} ion in SBT lattice.

Nayak, P., E-mail: priyambada.pce@gmail.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha-769008 (India); Badapanda, T. [Department of Physics, C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-752054 (India); Anwar, S.; Panigrahi, S. [Colloids and Materials Chemistry, Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751013 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Exploration of Ceramic Dielectrics for Microscale Dielectric  

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Exploration of Ceramic Dielectrics silicon dioxide for the dielectric barrier with thicknesses of 5 and 10 µm. Using a ceramic dielectric by a dielectric material, the dielectric barrier discharge, or DBD, is capable of generating a weakly ionized, non-thermal

Roy, Subrata

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Dielectric Properties of SrTiO3 at Low Temperatures  

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We have measured the temperature dependence of the dielectric constants for single-domain SrTiO3 crystals. Dielectric anisotropies and deviations from the simple Curie-Weiss law have been observed and are discussed in connection with the structural phase transitions at 110 and 65°K.

T. Sakudo and H. Unoki

1971-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission of energy down periodically ribbed elastic structures under fluid loading: algebraic decay in the stop bands  

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...manipulation|numerical simulation|energy transmission|Green's function| Transmission of energy down periodically ribbed elastic structures...manipulation; numerical simulation; energy transmission; Green's function 1. Introduction The...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Dielectric elastomer generators that stack up  

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This paper reports the design, fabrication, and testing of a soft dielectric elastomer power generator with a volume of less than 1 cm3. The generator is well suited to harvest energy from ambient and from human body motion as it can harvest from low frequency (sub-Hz) motions, and is compact and lightweight. Dielectric elastomers are highly stretchable variable capacitors. Electrical energy is produced when the deformation of a stretched, charged dielectric elastomer is relaxed; like-charges are compressed together and opposite-charges are pushed apart, resulting in an increased voltage. This technology provides an opportunity to produce soft, high energy density generators with unparalleled robustness. Two major issues block this goal: current configurations require rigid frames that maintain the dielectric elastomer in a prestretched state, and high energy densities have come at the expense of short lifetime. This paper presents a self-supporting stacked generator configuration which does not require rigid frames. The generator consists of 48 generator films stacked on top of each other, resulting in a structure that fits within an 11 mm diameter footprint while containing enough active material to produce useful power. To ensure sustainable power production, we also present a mathematical model for designing the electronic control of the generator which optimizes energy production while limiting the electrical stress on the generator below failure limits. When cyclically compressed at 1.6 Hz, our generator produced 1.8 mW of power, which is sufficient for many low-power wireless sensor nodes. This performance compares favorably with similarly scaled electromagnetic, piezoelectric, and electrostatic generators. The generator's small form factor and ability to harvest useful energy from low frequency motions such as tree swaying or shoe impact provides an opportunity to deliver power to remote wireless sensor nodes or to distributed points in the human body without the need for costly periodic battery replacement.

T G McKay; S Rosset; I A Anderson; H Shea

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

3D periodic dielectric composite homogenization based on the Generalized Source Method  

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The article encloses a new Fourier space method for rigorous optical simulation of 3D periodic dielectric structures. The method relies upon rigorous solution of Maxwell's equations in complex composite structures by the Generalized Source Method. Extremely fast GPU enabled calculations provide a possibility for an efficient search of eigenmodes in 3D periodic complex structures on the basis of rigorously obtained resonant electromagnetic response. The method is applied to the homogenization problem demonstrating a complete anisotropic dielectric tensor retrieval.

Shcherbakov, Alexey A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Nanoscale Heat Conduction across Metal-Dielectric Interfaces  

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resistance between a metal and a dielectric material assumedresistance of a metallic film bounded by dielectric materials.resistance of a metallic film bounded by dielectric materials.

Ju, Y. Sungtaek

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of a hard mask for formation of gate and dielectric via nanofilament field emission devices  

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A process for fabricating a nanofilament field emission device in which a via in a dielectric layer is self-aligned to gate metal via structure located on top of the dielectric layer. By the use of a hard mask layer located on top of the gate metal layer, inert to the etch chemistry for the gate metal layer, and in which a via is formed by the pattern from etched nuclear tracks in a trackable material, a via is formed by the hard mask will eliminate any erosion of the gate metal layer during the dielectric via etch. Also, the hard mask layer will protect the gate metal layer while the gate structure is etched back from the edge of the dielectric via, if such is desired. This method provides more tolerance for the electroplating of a nanofilament in the dielectric via and sharpening of the nanofilament.

Morse, Jeffrey D. (Martinez, CA); Contolini, Robert J. (Lake Oswego, OR)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Composite Load Model Evaluation  

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The WECC load modeling task force has dedicated its effort in the past few years to develop a composite load model that can represent behaviors of different end-user components. The modeling structure of the composite load model is recommended by the WECC load modeling task force. GE Energy has implemented this composite load model with a new function CMPLDW in its power system simulation software package, PSLF. For the last several years, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has taken the lead and collaborated with GE Energy to develop the new composite load model. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and BPA joint force and conducted the evaluation of the CMPLDW and test its parameter settings to make sure that: • the model initializes properly, • all the parameter settings are functioning, and • the simulation results are as expected. The PNNL effort focused on testing the CMPLDW in a 4-bus system. An exhaustive testing on each parameter setting has been performed to guarantee each setting works. This report is a summary of the PNNL testing results and conclusions.

Lu, Ning; Qiao, Hong (Amy)

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

86

Alternative Gate Dielectrics on Semiconductors for MOSFET Device Applications  

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We have investigated the synthesis and properties of deposited oxides on Si and Ge for use as alternative gate dielectrics in MOSFET applications. The capacitance and leakage current behavior of polycrystalline Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} films synthesized by pulsed-laser deposition is reported. In addition, we also discuss the growth of epitaxial oxide structures. In particular, we have investigated the use of silicide termination for oxide growth on (001) Si using laser-molecular beam epitaxy. In addition, we discuss a novel approach involving the use of hydrogen to eliminate native oxide during initial dielectric oxide nucleation on (001) Ge.

Norton, D.P.; Budai, J.D.; Chisholm, M.F.; Pennycook, S.J.; McKee, R.; Walker, F.; Lee, Y.; Park, C.

1999-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

87

Load Management for Industry  

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In the electric utility industry, load management provides the opportunity to control customer loads to beneficially alter a utility's load curve Load management alternatives are covered. Load management methods can be broadly classified into four...

Konsevick, W. J., Jr.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlled deposition of sulphur-containing semiconductor and dielectric nano-structured films on metals in SF{sub 6} ion-ion plasma  

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In the present paper, the deposition processes and formation of films in SF{sub 6} ion-ion plasma, with positive and negative ion flows accelerated to the surface, are investigated. The PEGASES (acronym for Plasma Propulsion with Electronegative GASES) source is used as an ion-ion plasma source capable of generating almost ideal ion-ion plasma with negative ion to electron density ratio more than 2500. It is shown that film deposition in SF{sub 6} ion-ion plasma is very sensitive to the polarity of the incoming ions. The effect is observed for Cu, W, and Pt materials. The films formed on Cu electrodes during negative and positive ion assisted deposition were analyzed. Scanning electron microscope analysis has shown that both positive and negative ion fluxes influence the copper surface and leads to film formation, but with different structures of the surface: the low-energy positive ion bombardment causes the formation of a nano-pored film transparent for ions, while the negative ion bombardment leads to a continuous smooth insulating film. The transversal size of the pores in the porous film varies in the range 50–500 nm, and further analysis of the film has shown that the film forms a diode together with the substrate preventing positive charge drain, and positive ions are neutralized by passing through the nano-pores. The film obtained with the negative ion bombardment has an insulating surface, but probably with a multi-layer structure: destroying the top surface layer allows to measure similar “diode” IV-characteristics as for the nano-pored film case. Basing on results, practical conclusions for the probes and electrodes cleaning in ion-ion SF{sub 6} plasmas have been made. Different applications are proposed for the discovered features of the controlled deposition from ion-ion plasmas, from Li-sulphur rechargeable batteries manufacturing and nanofluidics issues to the applications for microelectronics, including low-k materials formation.

Rafalskyi, Dmytro; Bredin, Jérôme; Aanesland, Ane [LPP, CNRS–Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau cedex (France)] [LPP, CNRS–Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau cedex (France)

2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Safety and Reliability, Corotis et al. (eds), 2001 Swets & Zeitlinger, ISBN 90 5809 197 X Moment-based fatigue load models for wind energy systems  

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197 X 1 Moment-based fatigue load models for wind energy systems Steven R. Winterstein & LeRoy M. Veers Sandia National Laboratories, Wind Energy Technology Department, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0708 Keywords: load models, fatigue loads, wind energy, non-Gaussian, moment-based models, long- term, short

Manuel, Lance

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Electric and Magnetic Walls on Dielectric Interfaces  

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Sufficient conditions of the existence of electric or magnetic walls on dielectric interfaces are given for a multizone uniform dielectric waveguiding system. If one of two adjacent dielectric zones supports a TEM field distribution while the other supports a TM (TE) field distribution, then the common dielectric interface behaves as an electric (magnetic) wall, that is, the electric (magnetic) field line is perpendicular to the interface while the magnetic (electric) field line is parallel to the interface.

Changbiao Wang

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

91

Load Data and Load Vector Assembly  

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Data for loading cases in solid mechanics problems is described. The following external loading factors can be specified: concentrated nodal forces, distributed surface forces, and thermal loading. JavaTM class F...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MODELING OF PERIODIC DIELECTRIC STRUCTURES (ELECTROMAGNETIC CRYSTALS)  

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Maxwell (1831­1879) #12;c John David Shumpert 2001 All Rights Reserved #12;Sola Deo Gloria ii #12 and Engineering (DDR&E) Multidisciplinary Univer- sity Research Initiative (MURI) on "Low Energy Electronics

Sarabandi, Kamal

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16 Load Data Cleansing and Bus Load  

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375 16 Load Data Cleansing and Bus Load Coincidence Factors* Wenyuan Li, Ke Wang, and Wijarn Wangdee 16.1 INTRODUCTION Load curve data refer to power consumptions recorded by meters at certain time intervals at buses of individual substations. Load curve data are one of the most important datasets

Wang, Ke

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Thickness-modulated optical dielectric constants and band alignments of HfO{sub x}N{sub y} gate dielectrics  

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Thickness-modulated optical dielectric constants and band alignments of HfO{sub x}N{sub y} films grown by sputtering have been investigated by spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Based on SE measurements, it has been noted that an increase in optical dielectric constant and band gap has been observed as a function of the film thickness. Analyses of thickness-dependent band alignment of the HfO{sub x}N{sub y}/Si system indicate that the valence band offset increases, but only slight change in the conduction band offset, resulting from the thickness-induced change in the structure. The suitable optical dielectric constants and band offsets relative to Si make sputtering-derived HfO{sub x}N{sub y} film a promising candidate for high-k gate dielectrics.

He, G.; Zhang, L. D.; Liu, M.; Zhang, J. P.; Wang, X. J. [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanostructure, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Zhen, C. M. [Department of Physics, Hebei Advanced Thin Films Laboratory, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050016 (China)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-Curable Polymer Blend Dielectrics for Advancing Organic Field-Effect Transistor Applications  

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A solution method of photo-curable and -patternable polymer gate dielectrics was introduced by using blend solutions of poly(4-dimethylsilyl styrene) (PDMSS) and poly(melamine-co-formaldehyde) acrylate (PMFA). The fabrication was optimized to produce a smooth hydrophobic gate dielectric with good insulating and solvent-resistant properties. On the optimized PDMSS/PMFA blend gate dielectric, pentacene could grow into highly ordered structure, showing high electric performances for the resulting OFETs, as well as PTCDI-C13 and TES-ADT.

S Kim; K Hong; M Jang; J Jang; J Anthony; H Yang; C Park

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring dielectric properties of ferroelectric-dielectric multilayers  

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We develop a nonlinear thermodynamic model for multilayer ferroelectric heterostructures that takes into account electrostatic and electromechanical interactions between layers. We concentrate on the effect of relative layer fractions and in-plane thermal stresses on dielectric properties of Ba{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}TiO{sub 3}-, BaTiO{sub 3}-, and PbZr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8}O{sub 3} (PZT)-SrTiO{sub 3} (STO) multilayers on Si and c-sapphire. We show that dielectric properties of such multilayers can be significantly enhanced by tailoring the growth/processing temperature and the STO layer fraction. Our computations show that large tunabilities (?90% at 400?kV/cm) are possible in carefully designed barium strontium titanate-STO and PZT-STO even on Si for which there exist substantially large in-plane strains.

Kesim, M. T.; Zhang, J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States); Cole, M. W. [U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21005 (United States); Misirlioglu, I. B. [Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanc? University, Orhanl?/Tuzla, 34956 Istanbul (Turkey); Alpay, S. P., E-mail: p.alpay@ims.uconn.edu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States)

2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Variation and Interpolation of Wind Speed Statistics and Its Implication in Design Wind Load.  

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??Consideration of wind load is important for design of engineered structures. Codification of wind load for structural design requires the estimation of the quantiles or… (more)

Ye, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Electromechanics of dielectric particles in dielectric liquids acted on by a microelectrode array  

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Arrays of microelectrodes were used to apply forces to dielectric (soda lime glass) spheres in a thin (200 micrometer thick) layer of a dielectric liquid polymer (EOPN 8021). The microelectrodes were fabricated using standard photolithographic...

Seo, Cheong Soo

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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An asymmetric emittance electron source for the GALAXIE dielectric-laser accelerator injector  

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The GALAXIE project is a program to develop an all-optical, very high field accelerator and undulator integrated SASE FEL system based on dielectric laser-excited structures that support >GV/m fields. These structures are very wide in one direction to allow adequate charge given beam loading considerations, but also having small (subwavelength) apertures in the narrow direction. Such small vertical dimensions yield strict restrictions on the emittance in this direction, while no such constraint exists in the wide transverse direction. However, the overall beam brightness is restricted by the performance requirements on the FEL. To meet these demands, we are studying a very high field gun with a magnetized cathode, yielding a beam with angular momentum content. This beam is then subject to a skew-quad triplet that splits the emittances; this process is reversed to give a round beam after acceleration. This symmetric emittance beam avoids gain-degrading multiple-transverse-mode operation of the FEL, which also demands that the effects of the angular momentum in the beam be mitigated. In this paper we discuss the RF design of an X-band gun to be operated at {approx}200 MV/m peak field giving a 1 pC magnetized beam with unprecedented brightness. We examine the design of the focusing and skew-quad systems, investigating the associated beam dynamics and efficacy of emittance splitting.

Valloni, A.; Cahill, A.; Fukusawa, A.; Musumeci, P.; Spataro, B.; Yakub, A.; Rosenzweig, J. B. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034 (United States); Accelerator Division, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (INFN-LNF), Via E. Fermi 40, Frascati (RM) 00044 (Italy); Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034 (United States)

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Substrate dielectric effects on graphene field effect transistors  

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Graphene is emerging as a promising material for future electronics and optoelectronics applications due to its unique electronic structure. Understanding the graphene-dielectric interaction is of vital importance for the development of graphene field effect transistors (FETs) and other novel graphene devices. Here, we extend the exploration of substrate dielectrics from conventionally used thermally grown SiO{sub 2} and hexagonal boron nitride films to technologically relevant deposited dielectrics used in semiconductor industry. A systematic analysis of morphology and optical and electrical properties was performed to study the effects of different substrates (SiO{sub 2}, HfO{sub 2}, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS)-oxide, and Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) on the carrier transport of chemical vapor deposition-derived graphene FET devices. As baseline, we use graphene FETs fabricated on thermal SiO{sub 2} with a relatively high carrier mobility of 10?000 cm{sup 2}/(V s). Among the deposited dielectrics studied, silicon nitride showed the highest mobility, comparable to the properties of graphene fabricated on thermal SiO{sub 2}. We conclude that this result comes from lower long range scattering and short range scattering rates in the nitride compared those in the other deposited films. The carrier fluctuation caused by substrates, however, seems to be the main contributing factor for mobility degradation, as a universal mobility-disorder density product is observed for all the dielectrics examined. The extrinsic doping trend is further confirmed by Raman spectra. We also provide, for the first time, correlation between the intensity ratio of G peak and 2D peak in the Raman spectra to the carrier mobility of graphene for different substrates.

Hu, Zhaoying; Prasad Sinha, Dhiraj; Ung Lee, Ji, E-mail: jlee1@albany.edu; Liehr, Michael [College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, The State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York 12203 (United States)

2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphene sustained nonlinear modes in dielectric waveguides  

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We discuss the existence of nonlinear modes sustained by graphene layers in dielectric waveguides. Taking advantage of the almost two dimensional nature of graphene, we introduce the...

Auditore, Aldo; De Angelis, Costantino; Locatelli, Andrea; Boscolo, Stefano; Midrio, Michele; Romagnoli, Marco; Capobianco, Antonio-Daniele; Nalesso, Gianfranco

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical constraints enhance electrical energy densities of soft dielectrics  

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Mechanical constraints enhance electrical energy densities of soft dielectrics Lin Zhang, Qiming, the dielectric will breakdown electrically. The breakdown limits the electrical energy density of the dielectric electric fields and thus increase their electrical energy densities. The mechanical constraints suppress

Ferrari, Silvia

103

Dielectric liquid ionization chambers for detecting fast neutrons  

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Three ionization chambers with different geometries have been constructed and filled with dielectric liquids for detection of fast neutrons. The three dielectric liquids studied were Tetramethylsilane (TMS), Tetramethylpentane ...

Boyd, Erin M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric Manipulation  

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Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric Manipulation A THESIS PRESENTED BY THOMAS by Thomas Hunt All rights reserved. #12;iii Abstract Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric of integrated circuit / microfluidic chips to move individual living cells and chemical droplets along

Heller, Eric

105

Electronic, dielectric, and optical properties of individual composite silver halide microcrystals using the EELS and LMTO-ASA techniques  

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The low-loss fine structure in electron energy-loss spectra (EELS) of individual composite high-aspect-ratio tabular AgX(X=Br, I) microcrystals between 4 and 26 eV was investigated by cryo-EELS and energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy. Local dielectric permittivity, refractive index, and absorption coefficient have been determined using Kramers-Kronig relationships. Quantum-mechanical calculations of the AgBr band structure and dielectric permittivity by the linear muffin-tin orbital method in the atomic spheres approximation have been used to assign the structure attributed to exciton peaks. Experimental local dielectric parameters and joint optical density of states were found to be in fair general agreement with calculated dielectric properties and densities of states.

Vladimir Oleshko; Marc Amkreutz; Harald Overhof

2003-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric  

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It is demonstrated that these corrections are important for evaluation of the plasma heating rate near ion cyclotron resonance in RFPs while they can be neglected in tokamak...

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High payload six-axis load sensor  

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A repairable high-payload six-axis load sensor includes a table, a base, and at least three shear-pin load transducers removably mounted between the table and the base. Removable mounting permits easy replacement of damaged shear pins. Preferably, the shear-pin load transducers are responsive to shear forces imparted along the two axes perpendicular to an axis of minimum sensitivity characteristic of the transducer. Responsive to an applied shear force, each shear-pin load transducer can produce an electrical signal proportional to the reaction force. The load sensor can further include a structure for receiving the proportional electrical signals and computing the applied load corresponding to the proportional electrical signals. The computed load can be expressed in terms of a three-dimensional XYZ Cartesian coordinate system.

Jansen, John F. (Knoxville, TN); Lind, Randall F. (Knoxville, TN)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Methods and apparatus for vertical coupling from dielectric waveguides  

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

Yaacobi, Ami; Cordova, Brad Gilbert

2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-High Gradient Dielectric Wakefield Accelerator Experiments  

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Ultra-high gradient dielectric wakefield accelerators are a potential option for a linear collider afterburner since they are immune to the ion collapse and electron/positron asymmetry problems implicit in a plasma based afterburner. The first phase of an experiment to study the performance of dielectric Cerenkov wakefield accelerating structures at extremely high gradients in the GV/m range has been completed. The experiment took advantage of the unique SLAC FFTB electron beam and its ultra-short pulse lengths and high currents (e.g., {sigma}{sub z} = 20 {micro}m at Q = 3 nC). The FFTB electron beam was successfully focused down and sent through short lengths of fused silica capillary tubing (ID = 200 {micro}m/OD = 325 {micro}m). The pulse length of the electron beam was varied to produce a range of electric fields between 2 and 20 GV/m at the inner surface of the dielectric tubes. We observed a sharp increase in optical emissions from the capillaries in the middle part of this surface field range which we believe indicates the transition between sustainable field levels and breakdown. If this initial interpretation is correct, the surfaced fields that were sustained equate to on axis accelerating field of several GV/m. In future experiments being developed for the SLAC SABER and BNL ATF we plan to use the coherent Cerenkov radiation emitted from the capillary tube as a field strength diagnostic and demonstrate GV/m range particle energy gain.

Thompson, M C; Badakov, H; Rosenzweig, J B; Travish, G; Hogan, M; Ischebeck, R; Kirby, N; Siemann, R; Walz, D; Muggli, P; Scott, A; Yoder, R

2006-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-High Gradient Dielectric Wakefield Accelerator Experiments  

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Ultra-high gradient dielectric wakefield accelerators are a potential option for a linear collider afterburner since they are immune to the ion collapse and electron/positron asymmetry problems implicit in a plasma based afterburner. The first phase of an experiment to study the performance of dielectric Cerenkov wakefield accelerating structures at extremely high gradients in the GV/m range has been completed. The experiment took advantage of the unique SLAC FFTB electron beam and its ultra-short pulse lengths and high currents (e.g., {sigma}z = 20 {mu}m at Q = 3 nC). The FFTB electron beam was successfully focused down and sent through short lengths of fused silica capillary tubing (ID = 200 {mu}m / OD = 325 {mu}m). The pulse length of the electron beam was varied to produce a range of electric fields between 2 and 20 GV/m at the inner surface of the dielectric tubes. We observed a sharp increase in optical emissions from the capillaries in the middle part of this surface field range which we believe indicates the transition between sustainable field levels and breakdown. If this initial interpretation is correct, the surfaced fields that were sustained equate to on axis accelerating field of several GV/m. In future experiments being developed for the SLAC SABER and BNL ATF we plan to use the coherent Cerenkov radiation emitted from the capillary tube as a field strength diagnostic and demonstrate GV/m range particle energy gain.

Thompson, M. C. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, 90095 (United States); Badakov, H.; Rosenzweig, J. B.; Travis, G. [UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, California, 90095 (United States); Hogan, M.; Ischebeck, R.; Kirby, N.; Siemann, R.; Walz, D. [Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, California, 94309 (United States); Muggli, P. [University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, 90089 (United States); Scott, A. [UCSB Department of Physics, Santa Barbara, California, 93106 (United States); Yoder, R. [Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, 10471 (United States)

2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Virtual gap dielectric wall accelerator  

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A virtual, moving accelerating gap is formed along an insulating tube in a dielectric wall accelerator (DWA) by locally controlling the conductivity of the tube. Localized voltage concentration is thus achieved by sequential activation of a variable resistive tube or stalk down the axis of an inductive voltage adder, producing a "virtual" traveling wave along the tube. The tube conductivity can be controlled at a desired location, which can be moved at a desired rate, by light illumination, or by photoconductive switches, or by other means. As a result, an impressed voltage along the tube appears predominantly over a local region, the virtual gap. By making the length of the tube large in comparison to the virtual gap length, the effective gain of the accelerator can be made very large.

Caporaso, George James; Chen, Yu-Jiuan; Nelson, Scott; Sullivan, Jim; Hawkins, Steven A

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Epoxy Foam Encapsulants: Processing and Dielectric Characterization  

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The dielectric performance of epoxy foams was investigated to determine if such materials might provide advantages over more standard polyurethane foams in the encapsulation of electronic assemblies. Comparisons of the dielectric characteristics of epoxy and urethane encapsulant foams found no significant differences between the two resin types and no significant difference between as-molded and machined foams. This study specifically evaluated the formulation and processing of epoxy foams using simple methylhydrosiloxanes as the flowing agent and compared the dielectric performance of those to urethane foams of similar density.

Linda Domeier; Marion Hunter

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators driven by repetitive high-voltage nanosecond pulses with dc or low frequency sinusoidal bias  

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Experimental studies were conducted of a flow induced in an initially quiescent room air by a single asymmetric dielectric barrier discharge driven by voltage waveforms consisting of repetitive nanosecond high-voltage pulses superimposed on dc or alternating sinusoidal or square-wave bias voltage. To characterize the pulses and to optimize their matching to the plasma, a numerical code for short pulse calculations with an arbitrary impedance load was developed. A new approach for nonintrusive diagnostics of plasma actuator induced flows in quiescent gas was proposed, consisting of three elements coupled together: the schlieren technique, burst mode of plasma actuator operation, and two-dimensional numerical fluid modeling. The force and heating rate calculated by a plasma model was used as an input to two-dimensional viscous flow solver to predict the time-dependent dielectric barrier discharge induced flow field. This approach allowed us to restore the entire two-dimensional unsteady plasma induced flow pattern as well as characteristics of the plasma induced force. Both the experiments and computations showed the same vortex flow structures induced by the actuator. Parametric studies of the vortices at different bias voltages, pulse polarities, peak pulse voltages, and pulse repetition rates were conducted experimentally. The significance of charge buildup on the dielectric surface was demonstrated. The charge buildup decreases the effective electric field in the plasma and reduces the plasma actuator performance. The accumulated surface charge can be removed by switching the bias polarity, which leads to a newly proposed voltage waveform consisting of high-voltage nanosecond repetitive pulses superimposed on a high-voltage low frequency sinusoidal voltage. Advantages of the new voltage waveform were demonstrated experimentally.

Opaits, Dmitry F.; Likhanskii, Alexandre V.; Neretti, Gabriele; Zaidi, Sohail; Shneider, Mikhail N.; Miles, Richard B. [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Macheret, Sergey O. [Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Palmdale, California 93599 (United States)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct deposition of aluminum oxide gate dielectric on graphene channel using nitrogen plasma treatment  

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Deposition of high-quality dielectric on a graphene channel is an essential technology to overcome structural constraints for the development of nano-electronic devices. In this study, we investigated a method for directly depositing aluminum oxide (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) on a graphene channel through nitrogen plasma treatment. The deposited Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thin film on graphene demonstrated excellent dielectric properties with negligible charge trapping and de-trapping in the gate insulator. A top-gate-structural graphene transistor was fabricated using Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} as the gate dielectric with nitrogen plasma treatment on graphene channel region, and exhibited p-type transistor characteristics.

Lim, Taekyung; Kim, Dongchool; Ju, Sanghyun [Department of Physics, Kyonggi University, Suwon, Gyeonggi-Do 443-760 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Load sensing system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A load sensing system inexpensively monitors the weight and temperature of stored nuclear material for long periods of time in widely variable environments. The system can include an electrostatic load cell that encodes weight and temperature into a digital signal which is sent to a remote monitor via a coaxial cable. The same cable is used to supply the load cell with power. When multiple load cells are used, vast

Sohns, Carl W. (Oak Ridge, TN); Nodine, Robert N. (Knoxville, TN); Wallace, Steven Allen (Knoxville, TN)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of dielectric overlay microstrip circuits  

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INVESTIGATION OF DIELECTRIC OVERLAY MICROSTRIP CIRCUITS A Thesis by JAMES LOUIS KLEIN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major... Subject: Electrical Engineering INVESTIGATION OF DIELECTRIC OVERLAY MICRO STRIP CIRCUITS A Thesis by JAMES LOUIS KLEIN Approved as to style and content by: Kai Chang Robert D. Nevels (Member) Krzysztof A. Michalski (Member) Mark H. Weichold...

Klein, James Louis

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A reaction-layer mechanism for the delayed failure of micron-scale polycrystalline silicon structural films subjected to high-cycle fatigue loading  

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A study has been made of high-cycle fatigue in 2um thick structural films of n+- type, polycrystalline silicon for MEMS applications.

Muhlstein, C.L.; Stach, E.A.; Ritchie, R.O.

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loading margin Stable operating  

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Linear approximation at p1 Actual loading margin Loadingmargin Parameter p p1 p2 p3 IEEE Transactions collapse. Linear and quadratic estimates to the variation of the loading margin with respect to any sys power support, wheeling, load model param- eters, line susceptance, and generator dispatch. The accuracy

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Effect of Via Separationand Low-k Dielectric Materials on the Thermal Characteristics of Cu Interconnects  

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Effect of Via Separationand Low-k Dielectric Materials on the Thermal Characteristics of Cu in low-k based interconnect structures by providing lower thermal resistance paths. In this paper that the temperature is highly dependent on the via separation. A 3-D electro-thermal simulation methodology using

120

Manufacturable extremal low-dielectric, high-stiffness porous materials S. Torquatoa  

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level of porosity. This structural design is crucial to the integration of porous low the thermomechanical performance. This article demonstrates a contemporary protocol for materials by design. Applying-dielectric materials into microelectronics and should serve as a guide to future synthetic efforts. Using recently

Torquato, Salvatore

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Nanocrystals Embedded Zirconium-doped Hafnium Oxide High-k Gate Dielectric Films  

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nanoparticles. These results can be important to the novel metal gate/high-k/Si MOS structure. The Ru-modified ZrHfO gate dielectric film showed a large breakdown voltage and a long lifetime. The conventional polycrystalline Si (poly-Si) charge trapping layer...

Lin, Chen-Han

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Hafnium-doped tantalum oxide high-k gate dielectric films for future CMOS technology  

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of the doped films were explained by their compositions and bond structures. The Hf-doped TaOx film is a potential high-k gate dielectric for future MOS transistors. A 5 Ã?Â? tantalum nitride (TaNx) interface layer has been inserted between the Hf-doped Ta...

Lu, Jiang

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

123

Dielectric supported radio-frequency cavities  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device which improves the electrical and thermomechanical performance of an RF cavity, for example, in a disk-loaded accelerating structure. A washer made of polycrystalline diamond is brazed in the middle to a copper disk washer and at the outer edge to the plane wave transformer tank wall, thus dissipating heat from the copper disk to the outer tank wall while at the same time providing strong mechanical support to the metal disk. The washer structure eliminates the longitudinal connecting rods and cooling channels used in the currently available cavities, and as a result minimizes problems such as shunt impedance degradation and field distortion in the plane wave transformer, and mechanical deflection and uneven cooling of the disk assembly.

Yu, David U. L. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA); Lee, Terry G. (Cupertino, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Solvent quality influence on the dielectric properties of polyelectrolyte solutions: A scaling approach  

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The dielectric properties of polyelectrolytes in solvent of different quality have been measured in an extended frequency range and the dielectric parameters associated with the polarization induced by counterion fluctuation over some peculiar polyion lengths have been evaluated. Following the scaling theory of polyelectrolyte solutions and the recent models developed by Dobrynin and Rubinstein that explicitly take into account the quality of the solvent on the polyion chain conformation, we have reviewed and summarized a set of scaling laws that describe the dielectric behavior of these systems in the dilute and semidilute regime. Moreover, for poorer solvents, where theory of hydrophobic polyelectrolytes predicts, and computer simulation confirms, a particular chain structure consisting of partially collapsed monomers (beads) connected by monomer strings, we derived a scaling law. These predictions are compared with the results obtained from the dielectric parameters (the dielectric increment ?? and the relaxation time ?ion) of the “intermediate” frequency relaxation of two partially charged polymers, which possess a carbon-based backbone for which water is a poor solvent and ethylene glycol is a good solvent. By varying the solvent composition (a water-ethylene glycol mixture), we have tuned the quality of the solvent, passing from poor to good condition and have observed the predicted scaling for all the systems investigated. These findings give a further support to the scaling theory of polyelectrolyte solutions and to the necklace model for hydrophobic polyelectrolytes in poor solvents.

F. Bordi; C. Cametti; T. Gili; S. Sennato; S. Zuzzi; S. Dou; R. H. Colby

2005-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

125

Low-firing, temperature-stable dielectric compositions based on bismuth nickel zinc niobates  

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Low-sintering dielectric materials with small temperature coefficients were developed. The newly developed materials are based on the Bi{sub 2}(SnNb{sub 2})O{sub 9} and Bi{sub 3}(Ni{sub 2}Nb)O{sub 9} system with bismuth-layered crystal structure. Preliminary results show that these materials have relatively large dielectric constants of 80 to 100, small temperature coefficients of {le}20 {times} 10{sup {minus}6}/{degrees}C, and relatively large Q values of 2000 to 3000. Furthermore, these materials can be sintered at temperatures ranging from 850{degrees} to 950{degrees}C, and these low sintering temperatures might permit the use of a less expensive silver electrode. These materials compare favorably with the conventional NPO (small temperature coefficient)dielectric materials based on MgTiO{sub 3}.

Yan, M.F.; Ling, C.; Rhodes, W.W. (AT and T Bell Lab., Murray Hill, NJ (US))

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

The Contact Electricity of Solid Dielectrics  

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The electric charges produced by wringing optically flat surfaces together were measured in order to determine whether or not there is a possibility of formulating a single contact theory which will include both the metals and the dielectrics. Experiments with flint glass and steel proved that the frictional charge is independent of the amount of friction, provided only that intimate contact be established, and is proportional to the area of contact. The voltaic nature of the frictional charge. The charge was in no wise affected by the ionization of the residual air molecules between the surfaces by means of an intense beam of x-rays, and was also found to be independent of the duration of contact for periods varying up to 17 hours. The failure of the double-layer to recombine under these conditions proves that it was sustained by a voltaic field. The dependence of the effect on the dielectric constant. The charge per cm2 Q12 of material 1 in contact with material 2, was found for 8 different pairs of the materials, quartz, fluorite, crown glass, flint glass and steel, to satisfy, within 14 per cent, the equation Q12=C(K1-K2), where K1 and K2 are the dielectric constants and C is a positive constant, whose mean value is 4.43 e.s.u., provided the value K=3.1 be assigned to steel. This equation is consistent with the results of Coehn's measurements of electric osmosis.The electric effect of compressing amorphous dielectrics was determined by pressing two kinds of sheet rubber, of dielectric constants 2.94 and 3.96, against seven hard materials, whose dielectric constants ranged from 2.8 to 7.8. The charge on the compressible dielectric was found to be independent of the nature of the material against which it was pressed, proving that this is not a voltaic effect and that amorphous as well as crystalline substances can be electrified by pressure.The electric effect of collision of a solid insulator and a metal was found, with four pairs of materials, to be consistently opposite in sign to the frictional effect. This result shows that collision must be considered to produce two different effects, one of which is the voltaic charge, while the other is a transfer of electrons from the metal to the dielectric, due in all probability to the inertia of the mobile electrons.Dielectric constant of steel, as suggested by these results, is not infinity but 3.1.

Harold F. Richards

1923-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Load regulating expansion fixture  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A free standing self contained device for bonding ultra thin metallic films, such as 0.001 inch beryllium foils is disclosed. The device will regulate to a predetermined load for solid state bonding when heated to a bonding temperature. The device includes a load regulating feature, whereby the expansion stresses generated for bonding are regulated and self adjusting. The load regulator comprises a pair of friction isolators with a plurality of annealed copper members located therebetween. The device, with the load regulator, will adjust to and maintain a stress level needed to successfully and economically complete a leak tight bond without damaging thin foils or other delicate components. 1 fig.

Wagner, L.M.; Strum, M.J.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Load regulating expansion fixture  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A free standing self contained device for bonding ultra thin metallic films, such as 0.001 inch beryllium foils. The device will regulate to a predetermined load for solid state bonding when heated to a bonding temperature. The device includes a load regulating feature, whereby the expansion stresses generated for bonding are regulated and self adjusting. The load regulator comprises a pair of friction isolators with a plurality of annealed copper members located therebetween. The device, with the load regulator, will adjust to and maintain a stress level needed to successfully and economically complete a leak tight bond without damaging thin foils or other delicate components.

Wagner, Lawrence M. (San Jose, CA); Strum, Michael J. (San Jose, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Load sensing system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A load sensing system inexpensively monitors the weight and temperature of stored nuclear material for long periods of time in widely variable environments. The system can include an electrostatic load cell that encodes weight and temperature into a digital signal which is sent to a remote monitor via a coaxial cable. The same cable is used to supply the load cell with power. When multiple load cells are used, vast inventories of stored nuclear material can be continuously monitored and inventoried of minimal cost. 4 figs.

Sohns, C.W.; Nodine, R.N.; Wallace, S.A.

1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

130

Method of fabricating a solar cell with a tunnel dielectric layer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods of fabricating solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are described. Solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are also described.

Dennis, Tim; Harrington, Scott; Manning, Jane; Smith, David; Waldhauer, Ann

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

131

Method of fabricating a solar cell with a tunnel dielectric layer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods of fabricating solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are described. Solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are also described.

Dennis, Tim; Harrington, Scott; Manning, Jane; Smith, David D; Waldhauer, Ann

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Variations in the morphology of wood structure can explain why hardwood species of similar density have very different resistances to impact and compressive loading  

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...Smith Variations in the morphology of wood structure can explain why hardwood species...used. The disparate size of different wood cells in the hardwoods results in heterogeneous...energy-absorbing capabilities of the wood, despite the density being reduced. These...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Monoxide Tolerant Electrocatalyst with Low Platinum Loading...  

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particle. When used as an electrocatalyst for the oxidation of fuel at a fuel cell anode, this structure exhibits low platinum loading and elevated tolerance to carbon...

134

Dielectric Constant and Transport Mechanism of Percolated Polyaniline Nanoclay Composites.  

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Dielectric Constant and Transport Mechanism of Percolated Polyaniline Nanoclay Composites. ... We report the dielectric constant and transport mechanism of intercalated nanoclay–polyaniline composite, an industrially ready to use novel nanocomposite, which is prepared by a simple mechanochemical method. ...

Mini Vellakkat; Archana Kamath; S. Raghu; Sharanappa Chapi; Devendrappa Hundekal

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

135

Method for fabrication of crack-free ceramic dielectric films  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides a process for forming crack-free dielectric films on a substrate. The process comprise the application of a dielectric precursor layer of a thickness from about 0.3 .mu.m to about 1.0 .mu.m to a substrate. The deposition is followed by low temperature heat pretreatment, prepyrolysis, pyrolysis and crystallization step for each layer. The deposition, heat pretreatment, prepyrolysis, pyrolysis and crystallization are repeated until the dielectric film forms an overall thickness of from about 1.5 .mu.m to about 20.0 .mu.m and providing a final crystallization treatment to form a thick dielectric film. Also provided was a thick crack-free dielectric film on a substrate, the dielectric forming a dense thick crack-free dielectric having an overall dielectric thickness of from about 1.5 .mu.m to about 20.0 .mu.m.

Ma, Beihai; Balachandran, Uthamalingam; Chao, Sheng; Liu, Shanshan; Narayanan, Manoj

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

136

PARAMETRIC MODELS FOR ESTIMATING WIND TURBINE FATIGUE LOADS FOR DESIGN  

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loads. #12;2 INTRODUCTION Design constraints for wind turbine structures fall into either extreme load1 PARAMETRIC MODELS FOR ESTIMATING WIND TURBINE FATIGUE LOADS FOR DESIGN Lance Manuel1 Paul S, TX 78712 2 Sandia National Laboratories, Wind Energy Technology Department, Albuquerque, NM 87185

Sweetman, Bert

137

Tuneable dielectric films having low electrical losses  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is directed to a method for forming dielectric thin films having substantially reduced electrical losses at microwave and millimeter wave frequencies relative to conventional dielectric thin films. The reduction in losses is realized by dramatically increasing the grain sizes of the dielectric films, thereby minimizing intergranular scattering of the microwave signal due to grain boundaries and point defects. The increase in grain size is realized by heating the film to a temperature at which the grains experience regrowth. The grain size of the films can be further increased by first depositing the films with an excess of one of the compoents, such that a highly mobile grain boundary phase is formed.

Dimos, Duane Brian (Albuquerque, NM); Schwartz, Robert William (Albuquerque, NM); Raymond, Mark Victor (Albuquerque, NM); Al-Shareef, Husam Niman (Boise, ID); Mueller, Carl (Lakewood, CO); Galt, David (Denver, CO)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphene-supported tunable waveguide structure in the terahertz regime  

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The tunable waveguide properties of the graphene supporting structure Si–SiO2–graphene–dielectrics–graphene–SiO2–Si...

He, Xiaoyong; Kim, Sangin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Investigation Of Dielectric Behaviors Of Nanoclay Filled Epoxy And PP/NYLON66 Nanocomposites For Cable Insulation Application  

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High performance polymer nanocomposites are emerging as a new class of materials for its demanding applications as insulating material. The outstanding properties of nanoclay make them an attractive candidate for preparing advanced composite materials with multi functional features for electrical and electronics applications. A series of nanoclay incorporated epoxy and polypropylene/nylon66 (50/50 blend) nanocomposites have been prepared via chemical and melt mixing methods respectively. The fabricated nanocomposites have been characterized for dielectric behaviors such as dielectric constant (? r ) and dissipation factor (tan ?). The effect of filler content frequency temperature and sea water ageing on dielectric behavior of nanocomposites has been investigated. The variation in the diffusion coefficient (D) of the material aged in water at different temperature with different percentage of nanoclay loaded epoxy and PP/nylon66 nanocomposites were calculated. It is observed that at increase in ageing temperature relatively increases the diffusion coefficient of the material. The measured dielectric results of the nanocomposites reveals that a significant influence of frequency and sea water ageing and marginal change with temperature. Higher dielectric constant was noticed for epoxy nanocomposites as compared to PP/nylon66 composites

Rashmi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Polyamide 66 as a Cryogenic Dielectric  

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Improvements in superconductor and cryogenic technologies enable novel power apparatus, \\eg, cables, transformers, fault current limiters, generators, \\etc, with better device characteristics than their conventional counterparts. In these applications electrical insulation materials play an important role in system weight, footprint (size), and voltage level. The trend in the electrical insulation material selection has been to adapt or to employ conventional insulation materials to these new systems. However, at low temperatures, thermal contraction and loss of mechanical strength in many materials make them unsuitable for superconducting power applications. In this paper, a widely used commercial material was characterized as a potential cryogenic dielectric. The material is used in ``oven bag'' a heat-resistant polyamide (nylon) used in cooking (produced by Reynolds\\textregistered, Richmond, VA, USA). It is first characterized by Fourier transform infrared and x-ray diffraction techniques and determined to be composed of polyamide 66 (PA66) polymer. Secondly the complex dielectric permittivity and dielectric breakdown strength of the PA66 films are investigated. The dielectric data are then compared with data reported in the literature. A comparison of dielectric strength with a widely used high-temperature superconductor electrical insulation material, polypropylene-laminated paper (PPLP\\texttrademark\\ a product of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Japan), is provided. It is observed that the statistical analysis of the PA66 films yields 1\\% failure probability at $127\\ \\kilo\\volt\\milli\\meter^{-1}$; this value is approximately $46\\ \\kilo\\volt\\milli\\meter^{-1}$ higher than PPLP\\texttrademark. It is concluded that PA66 may be a good candidate for cryogenic applications. Finally, a summary of dielectric properties of some of the commercial tape insulation materials and various polymers is also provided.

Tuncer, Enis [ORNL; Polyzos, Georgios [ORNL; Sauers, Isidor [ORNL; James, David Randy [ORNL; Ellis, Alvin R [ORNL; Messman, Jamie M [ORNL; Aytug, Tolga [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Method for producing high dielectric strength microvalves  

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A microvalve having a cast-in-place and lithographically shaped mobile, polymer monolith for fluid flow control in microfluidic devices and method of manufacture. The microvalve contains a porous fluorinated polymer monolithic element whose pores are filled with an electrically insulating, high dielectric strength fluid, typically a perfluorinated liquid. This combination provides a microvalve that combines high dielectric strength with extremely low electrical conductivity. These microvalves have been shown to have resistivities of at least 100 G.OMEGA. and are compatible with solvents such as water at a pH between 2.7 and 9.0, 1-1 propanol, acetonitrile, and acetone.

Kirby, Brian J. (San Francisco, CA); Reichmuth, David S. (Oakland, CA); Shepodd, Timothy J. (Livermore, CA)

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

142

Predicting pipeline frost load  

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A study was undertaken to find a formula for predicting the additional load imposed on underground pipelines by soil freezing. The authors conclude that a modified Boussinesq equation can be used to assess this load. Results also showed that frost affects the modulus of soil reaction and therefore the induced stress in flexible pipe.

Fielding, M.B.; Cohen, A.

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

load | OpenEI  

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load load Dataset Summary Description This dataset contains hourly load profile data for 16 commercial building types (based off the DOE commercial reference building models) and residential buildings (based off the Building America House Simulation Protocols). This dataset also includes the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) for statistical references of building types by location. Source Commercial and Residential Reference Building Models Date Released April 18th, 2013 (9 months ago) Date Updated July 02nd, 2013 (7 months ago) Keywords building building demand building load Commercial data demand Energy Consumption energy data hourly kWh load profiles Residential Data Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Annually

144

RF cavity using liquid dielectric for tuning and cooling  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for accelerating particles includes an RF cavity that contains a ferrite core and a liquid dielectric. Characteristics of the ferrite core and the liquid dielectric, among other factors, determine the resonant frequency of the RF cavity. The liquid dielectric is circulated to cool the ferrite core during the operation of the system.

Popovic, Milorad (Warrenville, IL); Johnson, Rolland P. (Newport News, VA)

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

145

Seismic considerations in the evaluation of temporary loads  

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Temporary loads in nuclear power facilities can result from a number of activities including special one time operating conditions, repair and upgrade conditions, and ALARA requirements for operation, inspection and maintenance. Many times evaluation of these loadings includes their consideration in conjunction with other design basis loadings such as normal loads and extreme event loads including earthquake loadings. At times this combination with design basis extreme loads, such as earthquake, results in predicted structural demands which exceed the design basis capacity. Many times a major contributor to this demand prediction is the earthquake loadings. Discussed in this paper are analytical methods, probabilistic considerations, and earthquake experienced based evaluations which can be applied to reduce the earthquake demand for short term temporary loadings.

Adams, T.M. [Stevenson and Associates, Cleveland, OH (United States); Stevenson, J.D.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Scalable Load Distribution and Load Balancing for Dynamic Parallel Programs  

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shown that the algorithm scales according to the definition of scalability given following. LoadScalable Load Distribution and Load Balancing for Dynamic Parallel Programs E. Berger and J. C of an integrated load distribution-load balancing algorithm which was targeted to be both efficient and scalable

Berger, Emery

147

Quantum Electromagnetic Fluctuations in Inhomogeneous Dielectric Media  

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A new mathematical and computational technique for calculating quantum vacuum expectation values of energy and momentum densities associated with electromagnetic fields in bounded domains containing inhomogeneous media is discussed. This technique is illustrated by calculating the mode contributions to the difference in the vacuum force expectation between opposite ends of an inhomogeneous dielectric non-dispersive medium confined to a perfectly conducting rigid box.

Shin-itiro Goto; Robin W. Tucker; Timothy J. Walton

2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

148

Electromagnetic Interrogation of Dielectric Materials 1  

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Electromagnetic Interrogation of Dielectric Materials 1 H.T. Banks M.W. Buksas Center for Research grant P200A40730. #12; Abstract We investigate time domain based electromagnetic inverse problems electromagnetic phenomenon. For our purposes, we categorize the materials and the models employed to describe them

149

Analysis of viscoelastic soft dielectric elastomer generators operating in an electrical circuit  

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A predicting model for soft Dielectric Elastomer Generators (DEGs) must consider a realistic model of the electromechanical behaviour of the elastomer filling, the variable capacitor and of the electrical circuit connecting all elements of the device. In this paper such an objective is achieved by proposing a complete framework for reliable simulations of soft energy harvesters. In particular, a simple electrical circuit is realised by connecting the capacitor, stretched periodically by a source of mechanical work, in parallel with a battery through a diode and with an electrical load consuming the energy produced. The electrical model comprises resistances simulating the effect of the electrodes and of the conductivity current invariably present through the dielectric film. As these devices undergo a high number of electro-mechanical loading cycles at large deformation, the time-dependent response of the material must be taken into account as it strongly affects the generator outcome. To this end, the viscoelastic behaviour of the polymer and the possible change of permittivity with strains are analysed carefully by means of a proposed coupled electro-viscoelastic constitutive model, calibrated on experimental data available in the literature for an incompressible polyacrilate elastomer (3M VHB4910). Numerical results showing the importance of time-dependent behaviour on the evaluation of performance of DEGs for different loading conditions, namely equi-biaxial and uniaxial, are reported in the final section.

Eliana Bortot; Ralf Denzer; Andreas Menzel; Massimiliano Gei

2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

150

Surface charge in dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators  

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Direct measurements of the dielectric surface potential and its dynamics in asymmetric dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma actuators show that the charge builds up at the dielectric surface and extends far downstream of the plasma. The surface charge persists for a long time (tens of minutes) after the driving voltage has been turned off. For a sinusoidal voltage waveform, the dielectric surface charges positively. With the voltage waveform consisting of nanosecond pulses superimposed on a dc bias, the sign of the dielectric surface charge is the same as the sign (polarity) of the bias voltage. The surface charging significantly affects DBD plasma actuator performance.

Opaits, D. F.; Shneider, M. N.; Miles, Richard B. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Likhanskii, A. V. [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Macheret, S. O. [Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Palmdale, California 93599 (United States)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

151

Optimization of silver-dielectric-silver nanoshell for sensing applications  

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In this paper, resonance light scattering (RLS) properties of a silver-dielectric-silver nanoshell, based on quasi-static approach and plasmon hybridization theory, are investigated. Scattering spectrum of silver-dielectric-silver nanoshell has two intense and clearly separated RLS peaks and provides a potential for biosensing based on surface plasmon resonance and surface-enhanced Raman scattering. The two RLS peaks in silver-dielectric-silver nanoshell are optimized by tuning the geometrical dimensions. In addition, the optimal geometry is discussed to obtain the high sensitivity of silver-dielectric-silver nanoshell. As the silver core radius increases, the sensitivity of silver-dielectric-silver nanoshell decreases whereas increasing the middle dielectric thickness increases the sensitivity of silver-dielectric-silver nanoshell.

Shirzaditabar, Farzad; Saliminasab, Maryam [Department of Physics, Razi University, Kermanshah 67144-15111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Physics, Razi University, Kermanshah 67144-15111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

152

HLW Glass Waste Loadings  

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HLW HLW Glass Waste Loadings Ian L. Pegg Vitreous State Laboratory The Catholic University of America Washington, DC Overview Overview  Vitrification - general background  Joule heated ceramic melter (JHCM) technology  Factors affecting waste loadings  Waste loading requirements and projections  WTP DWPF  DWPF  Yucca Mountain License Application requirements on waste loading  Summary Vitrification  Immobilization of waste by conversion into a glass  Internationally accepted treatment for HLW  Why glass?  Amorphous material - able to incorporate a wide spectrum of elements over wide ranges of composition; resistant to radiation damage  Long-term durability - natural analogs Relatively simple process - amenable to nuclearization at large  Relatively simple process - amenable to nuclearization at large scale  There

153

Buildings Stock Load Control  

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: An assembly of the various blocks of the library of simbad and simulink permit to model building. Finally the last part prensents the study results: Graphs and tables to see the load shedding strategies impacts....

Joutey, H. A.; Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Clemoncon, B.; Rosenstein, F.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Dielectric and microwave attenuation properties of graphene nanoplatelet–epoxy composites  

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Graphene nanoplatelet (GNP)–epoxy composites were fabricated for the investigation of the dielectric permittivity and microwave absorption in a frequency range from 8 to 20 GHz. The intrinsically conductive GNP particles and polarized interfacial centers in the composites contribute to the microwave absorption. A minimum reflection loss of ?14.5 dB at 18.9 GHz is observed for the GNP–epoxy composites with 15 wt. % GNP loading, which is mainly attributed to electric conductivity and the charge multipoles at the polarized interfaces in the GNP–epoxy composites.

Wang, Zhou; Luo, Jia; Zhao, Guang–Lin, E-mail: guang-lin-zhao@subr.edu [Department of Physics, Southern University and A and M college, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Southern University and A and M college, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 (United States)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

155

Load Monitoring CEC/LMTF Load Research Program  

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This white paper addresses the needs, options, current practices of load monitoring. Recommendations on load monitoring applications and future directions are also presented.

Huang, Zhenyu; Lesieutre, B.; Yang, Steve; Ellis, A.; Meklin, A.; Wong, B.; Gaikwad, A.; Brooks, D.; Hammerstrom, Donald J.; Phillips, John; Kosterev, Dmitry; Hoffman, M.; Ciniglio, O.; Hartwell, R.; Pourbeik, P.; Maitra, A.; Lu, Ning

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

156

Silicon buried gratings for dielectric laser electron accelerators  

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This paper describes design and simulations of dielectric laser electron accelerators that achieve Gigavolt-per-meter (GV/m) accelerating gradients and wide electron channels (>1??m). The accelerator design is based on a silicon buried grating structure that enables flexible phase synchronization, large electron channel fields, and low standing-wave ratio in the material. This design increases the accelerating gradients to more than double those of reported quartz grating accelerators, thereby reducing the input laser fluence by 60% for the same accelerating gradient. With a 100 fs pulsed laser, our silicon buried gratings can achieve a maximum gradient of 1.1 GV/m, indicating that these accelerators have potential for numerous electron-accelerator applications.

Chang, Chia-Ming, E-mail: cachang@alumni.stanford.edu [Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, 791 Holmdel Road, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733 (United States); Solgaard, Olav [E. L. Ginzton Lab., Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

157

Nondestructive millimeter wave imaging and spectroscopy using dielectric focusing probes  

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A tool for interrogating objects over a wide band of frequencies with subwavelength resolution at small standoff distances (near field region) in the transmission mode using a single source and detector measurement setup in the millimeter wave band is presented. The design utilizes optics like principles for guiding electromagnetic millimeter waves from large cross-sectional areas to considerably smaller sub-wavelength areas. While plano-convex lenses can be used to focus waves to a fine resolution, they usually require a large stand-off distance thus resulting in alignment and spacing issues. The design procedure and simulation analysis of the focusing probes are presented in this study along with experimental verification of performance and imaging and spectroscopy examples. Nondestructive evaluation will find benefit from such an apparatus including biological tissue imaging, electronic package integrity testing, composite dielectric structure evaluation for defects and microfluidic sensing.

Hejase, Jose A.; Shane, Steven S.; Park, Kyoung Y.; Chahal, Premjeet [Terahertz Systems Laboratory (TeSLa) - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

158

Enhanced dielectric-wall linear accelerator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A dielectric-wall linear accelerator is enhanced by a high-voltage, fast e-time switch that includes a pair of electrodes between which are laminated alternating layers of isolated conductors and insulators. A high voltage is placed between the electrodes sufficient to stress the voltage breakdown of the insulator on command. A light trigger, such as a laser, is focused along at least one line along the edge surface of the laminated alternating layers of isolated conductors and insulators extending between the electrodes. The laser is energized to initiate a surface breakdown by a fluence of photons, thus causing the electrical switch to close very promptly. Such insulators and lasers are incorporated in a dielectric wall linear accelerator with Blumlein modules, and phasing is controlled by adjusting the length of fiber optic cables that carry the laser light to the insulator surface. 6 figs.

Sampayan, S.E.; Caporaso, G.J.; Kirbie, H.C.

1998-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

159

Truck loading rack blending  

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Blending, the combining of two or more components to make a single product, has become widely used in most loading rack applications. Blending should not be confused with additive injection, which is the injection of very small doses of enhancers, detergents and dyes into a product stream. Changes in the environmental protection laws in the early 90`s have put increasing demands on marketing terminals with regards to reformulated fuels and environmental protection concerns. As a result of these new mandates, terminals have turned to blending at the loading rack as an economical and convenient means in meeting these new requirements. This paper will discuss some of these mandates and how loading rack blending is used for different applications. Various types of blending will also be discussed along with considerations for each method.

Boubenider, E. [Daniel Flow Products, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Computing Wilson lines with dielectric branes  

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Wilson lines in N=4SYM can be computed in terms of branes carrying electric flux, i.e. F-strings dissolved in their worldvolumes. It is then natural to think that those configurations are the effective description of strings expanding due to dielectric effect to D-branes. In this note we explicitly show this for a class of such configurations, namely those dual to Wilson lines either in the symmetric or in the antisymmetric tensor product of fundamentals.

Diego Rodriguez-Gomez

2006-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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161

High?frequency cutoff periodic dielectric waveguides  

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We report high?frequency cutoff in periodic dielectric waveguides. The guides consisted of 1?? photoresist film with a surface corrugation of up to 500 Å overlaid on fused silica substrates. At a wavelength of 1.064 ? we obtained transition between complete cutoff and propagation by variation in the periodicity of the guide of ± 30 Å. For gratings having 500?Å corrugation unobstructed propagation at 1.32 ? occurred with complete stopping of 1.064?? light.

F.W. Dabby; M.A. Saifi; A. Kestenbaum

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Dielectric study of Poly(styrene-co-butadiene) Composites with Carbon Black, Silica, and Nanoclay  

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Dielectric study of Poly(styrene-co-butadiene) Composites with Carbon Black, Silica, and Nanoclay ... Given the possible nanoscale dimensions and high surface to volume ratio of the added particles, the glassy interphase can comprise a large fraction of the composite and can strongly influence the mechanical properties of the composite. ... The potential of nanoclays to serve as matrix sensitive structure-directing agents in tailor-made materials is demonstrated. ...

Loan T. Vo; Spiros H. Anastasiadis; Emmanuel P. Giannelis

2011-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

163

Theory of factors limiting high gradient operation of warm accelerating structures  

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This final report summarizes the research performed during the time period from 8/1/2010 to 7/31/2013. It consists of two parts describing our studies in two directions: (a) analysis of factors limiting operation of dielectric-loaded accelerating (DLA) structures where the main problem is the occurrence of multipactor on dielectric surfaces, and (b) studies of effects associated with either RF magnetic or RF electric fields which may cause the RF breakdown in high-gradient metallic accelerating structures. In the studies of DLA structures, at least, two accomplishments should be mentioned: the development of a 3D non-stationary, self-consistent code describing the multipactor phenomena and yielding very good agreement with some experimental data obtained in joint ANL/NRL experiments. In the metallic structures, such phenomena as the heating and melting of micro-particles (metallic dust) by RF electric and magnetic fields in single-shot and rep-rate regimes is analyzed. Also, such processes in micro-protrusions on the structure surfaces as heating and melting due to the field emitted current and the Nottingham effect are thoroughly investigated with the account for space charge of emitted current on the field emission from the tip.

Nusinovich, Gregory S. [University of Maryland; Antonsen, Thomas M. [University of Maryland; Kishek, Rami [University of Maryland

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

164

Characterization of Rivastigmine Loaded Chitosan  

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cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEI). In present study rivastigmine loaded chitosan-tripolyphosphate nanoparticles

Simar Preet Kaur; Rekha Rao; Afzal Hussain; Sarita Khatkar

165

Stability of fluid-loaded structures  

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for the following non-dimensional fluid/plate parameters: ? = 0?05? ? = 2 & ? = ? = 0?respectively, of a point scatterer or drive point.2) ?? ? ? ? ??: Neutral stability. Four propagating waves, two of which arepositive energy waves (PEWs: ?+1 and ??1 ) and two... are negative energy waves ( NEWs:?+2 and ??2 ), as shown in figure 2.3c. Wave energy, which will be defined more formallyin the next chapter, is the amount of work done to build up a wave from rest. Positiveenergy waves (PEWs) have positive ‘activation energy...

Arzoumanian, Sevag Hrair

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

166

Bridge Monitoring and Loading  

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#12;1 Bridge Monitoring and Loading P. Fanning, E. OBrien Stone Arch Bridges - Modelling simulations were conducted for a range of stone arch bridges spanning 5.0m to 32m. Traditional assessment procedures for the determination of both longitudinal and transverse bridge strengths were developed

167

Bridge Monitoring and Loading  

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1 Bridge Monitoring and Loading P. Fanning, E. OBrien Stone Arch Bridges - Modelling and Assessment dimensional non- linear finite element simulations of a range of stone arch- bridges spanning 5.0m to 32m and novel assessment proce- dures for the determination of both longitudinal andtrans- verse bridge

168

Load Management Made Simple  

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Company have moved to a demand side or load management mode which seeks to influence customers to change electric usage patterns to more efficiently use available generating capacity. Since 1970, the TUEC system peak demand has more than doubled from about...

Schneider, K.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

A comparison of measured wind park load histories with the WISPER and WISPERX load spectra  

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The blade-loading histories from two adjacent Micon 65/13 wind turbines are compared with the variable-amplitude test-loading histories known as the WISPER and WISPERX spectra. These standardized loading sequences were developed from blade flapwise load histories taken from nine different horizontal-axis wind turbines operating under a wide range of conditions in Europe. The subject turbines covered a broad spectrum of rotor diameters, materials, and operating environments. The final loading sequences were developed as a joint effort of thirteen different European organizations. The goal was to develop a meaningful loading standard for horizontal-axis wind turbine blades that represents common interaction effects seen in service. In 1990, NREL made extensive load measurements on two adjacent Micon 65/13 wind turbines in simultaneous operation in the very turbulent environment of a large wind park. Further, before and during the collection of the loads data, comprehensive measurements of the statistics of the turbulent environment were obtained at both the turbines under test and at two other locations within the park. The trend to larger but lighter wind turbine structures has made an understanding of the expected lifetime loading history of paramount importance. Experience in the US has shown that the turbulence-induced loads associated with multi-row wind parks in general are much more severe than for turbines operating individually or within widely spaced environments. Multi-row wind parks are much more common in the US than in Europe. In this paper we report on our results in applying the methodology utilized to develop the WISPER and WISPERX standardized loading sequences using the available data from the Micon turbines. While the intended purpose of the WISPER sequences were not to represent a specific operating environment, we believe the exercise is useful, especially when a turbine design is likely to be installed in a multi-row wind park.

Kelley, N.D.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Sensors and Actuators A 132 (2006) 139146 MEMS based digital variable capacitors with a high-k dielectric insulator  

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; Digital variable capacitor; High-k dielectric; Charge injection 1. Introduction Radio-frequency (RF]. The other one is the area tuning variable capacitor typically using a comb-drive structure which is normallySensors and Actuators A 132 (2006) 139­146 MEMS based digital variable capacitors with a high

Fleck, Norman A.

171

Data transmission in long-range dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides  

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In this paper we report successful transmission of 10 Gbit/s on-off-keying (OOK) modulated signal through the LR-DLSPPWs with almost negligible degradation of the data flow consistency

Kharitonov, Svyatoslav; Ruiz, Ivan Fernandez de Jauregui; Kumar, Ashwani; Shi, Xueliang; Leosson, Kristjan; Pertsch, Thomas; Bozhevolnyi, Sergey; Nolte, Stefan; Chipouline, Arkadi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Dielectric-Loaded Microwave Cavity for High-Gradient Testing of Superconducting Materials  

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an energy distribution. Data was taken from the CRC Handbook 90th edition [13]. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 17 10 Current state of high gradient cavities in the SRF world. Note these points are champion cavities, the average gradient of all... an energy distribution. Data was taken from the CRC Handbook 90th edition [13]. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 17 10 Current state of high gradient cavities in the SRF world. Note these points are champion cavities, the average gradient of all...

Pogue, Nathaniel Johnston

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

173

Dielectric microconcentrators for efficiency enhancement in concentrator solar cells  

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Metal fingers typically cover more than 10% of the active area of concentrator solar cells. Microfabricated dielectric optical designs that can completely eliminate front contact...

Korech, Omer; Gordon, Jeffrey M; Katz, Eugene A; Feuermann, Daniel; Eisenberg, Naftali

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Dielectric nanostructures for broadband light trapping in organic solar cells  

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We investigate broadband light trapping using only dielectric components to improve organic solar cell efficiency. We show that substantial absorption and photocurrent enhancement is...

Raman, Aaswath; Yu, Zongfu; Fan, Shanhui

175

Understanding Sub-20 nm Breakdown Behavior of Liquid Dielectrics  

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Nanoscale confinement of dielectric molecules is expected to influence their breakdown mechanism in applications such as nanoprobe based machining, molecular electronics, and other related technologies. This Letter presents the first experimental study of the breakdown of nonpolar, nonthiolated liquid dielectrics in the nanometer regime and develops a field emission assisted avalanche based approach to model such behavior. The studies show that dielectric breakdown in the sub-20 nm regime is independent of the cathode materials and is dominated by the electron emission and atomic cluster migration due to the “sub-20 nm scale confinement of the liquid dielectric

Kumar R. Virwani; Ajay P. Malshe; Kamlakar P. Rajurkar

2007-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

176

recreate load le Rick Whitman  

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is an example of an initial unexpanded fos load le. It loads data for the le: u-init-y.cy0 u data for the le: e-init-y.cy0 2 #12;e-next-y.lod - this is an expanded fos load which uses erecreate load le Rick Whitman November 27, 1996 Usage The tool is invoked by entering recreate load

Sirianni, Marco

177

Dielectric properties of c-axis oriented Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O thin films grown by multimagnetron sputtering  

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Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O (x=0.3) thin films have been fabricated on Pt/TiO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2}/Si substrates using multimagnetron sputtering technique. The films with wurtzite structure showed a (002) preferred orientation. Ferroelectricity in Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O films was established from the temperature dependent dielectric constant and the polarization hysteresis loop. The temperature dependent study of dielectric constant at different frequencies exhibited a dielectric anomaly at 110 deg. C. The resistivity versus temperature characteristics showed an anomalous increase in the vicinity of the dielectric transition temperature. The Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O thin films exhibit well-defined polarization hysteresis loop, with a remanent polarization of 0.2 {mu}C/cm{sup 2} and coercive field of 8 kV/cm at room temperature.

Dhananjay,; Krupanidhi, S. B. [Department of Instrumentation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India)

2006-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

178

15 - Offshore environmental loads and wind turbine design: impact of wind, wave, currents and ice  

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Abstract: In order to design offshore wind turbines, an engineer must understand the environmental loads that are imposed on the structure. This chapter describes the wind, wave, current and ice loading phenomena and how to translate the environmental characteristics to design loads against which the structure must be designed.

J. Van Der Tempel; N.F.B. Diepeveen; W.E. De Vries; D. Cerda Salzmann

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

E-Print Network 3.0 - anomalous dielectric absorption Sample...  

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Sample search results for: anomalous dielectric absorption Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 PHY 7097--Optical Effects in Solids 2011 Course Syllabus Summary: dielectric function, . 3....

180

Dimensional analysis of impulse loading resulting from detonation  

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Dimensional analysis of impulse loading resulting from detonation of shallow-buried charges Mica for the problem of impulse loading experienced by target structures (e.g. vehicle hull) due to detonation-overburden stretching and acceleration before the associated sand bubble bursts and venting of the gaseous detonation

Grujicic, Mica

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181

Trace formula for dielectric cavities III: TE modes  

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The construction of the semiclassical trace formula for the resonances with the transverse electric (TE) polarization for two-dimensional dielectric cavities is discussed. Special attention is given to the derivation of the two first terms of Weyl's series for the average number of such resonances. The obtained formulas agree well with numerical calculations for dielectric cavities of different shapes.

E. Bogomolny; R. Dubertrand

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

182

Modeling of Field Distribution and Energy Storage in Diphasic Dielectrics  

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Modeling of Field Distribution and Energy Storage in Diphasic Dielectrics S. K. Patil, M. Y, USA Modeling of electrostatic field distribution and energy storage in diphasic dielectrics containing to the increased energy storage density. For composites with lower volume fractions of high-permittivity inclusions

Koledintseva, Marina Y.

183

Basics of Measuring the Dielectric Properties of Materials  

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......................................................................................32 #12;Introduction Every material has a unique set of electrical characteristics that are dependent for more solid designs or to monitor a manufacturing process for improved quality control. A dielectric. For example, the loss of a cable insulator, the impedance of a substrate, or the frequency of a dielectric

Anlage, Steven

184

load profile | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

data load data load profile OpenEI residential load TMY3 United States Load data Image source: NREL Files: applicationzip icon System Advisor Model Tool for Downloading Load Data...

185

Sonic Load History Recorder. I. Feasibility Study  

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The acoustic loads to which an aircraft is subjected during its lifetime must be known for structural?fatigue analysis in aircraft design. The Sonic Load History Recorder senses filters smooths and records some measure of the length of time the sound pressure has spent in a given level band. Sound?pressure?level distributions over long periods of time are calculated for a present?day aircraft from engine?operating parameters operational characteristics of the aircraft and from ambient atmospheric conditions. The requirements for a device which is designed to provide a useful description of acoustic loads at a point on an operational aircraft are developed on the basis of the SPL histories and fatigue criteria. [This work was supported under U. S. Air Force Contract AF 33(616)?7789.

N. Doelling; D. Noiseux

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Longitudinal dielectric permettivity of quantum Maxwell collisional plasmas  

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The kinetic equation of Wigner -- Vlasov -- Boltzmann with collision integral in relaxation BGK (Bhatnagar, Gross and Krook) form in coordinate space for quantum non--degenerate (Maxwellian) collisional plasma is used. Exact expression (within the limits of considered model) is found. The analysis of longitudinal dielectric permeability is done. It is shown that in the limit when Planck's constant tends to zero of expression for dielectric permettivity transforms into the classical case of dielectric permettivity. At small values of wave number it has been received the solution of the dispersion equation. Damping of plasma oscillations has been analized. The analytical comparison with the dielectric Mermin' function received with the use of the kinetic equation in momentum space is done. Graphic comparison of the real and imaginary parts of dielectric permettivity of quantum and classical plasma is done also.

A. V. Latyshev; A. A. Yushkanov

2010-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

187

A Long Term Load Forecasting of an Indian Grid for Power System Planning  

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A time-series load modelling and load forecasting using neuro-fuzzy techniques were presented...7]. In this method, energy data of several past years is used to ... . ANN structure of ANFIS can capture the power ...

R. Behera; B. B. Pati; B. P. Panigrahi

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

"Z" Facility Dielectric Oil Clean-Up  

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In August of 1998 the Z facility leaked approximately 150 gallons of deionized water into the dielectric oil of the Energy Storage Section (ESS). After processing the oil to remove existing particulate and free water the dielectric breakdown strength increased from the mid 20kV range to values in excess of 40 kV. 40 kV is above historical operating levels of about 35 kV. This, however, was not enough to allow 90 kV charging of the Marx Generators in the ESS. Further analysis of the oil showed dissolved water at a saturated level (70 - 80 ppm) and some residual particulate contamination smaller than 3 microns. The dissolved water and particulate combination was preventing the 90 kV charging of the Marx Generators in the ESS. After consulting with the oil industry it was determined that nitrogen sparging could be used to remove the dissolved water. Further particulate filtering was also conducted. After approximately 20 hours of sparging the water content in the ESS was reduced to 42 ppm which enabled Marx charging to 90 kV.

Alessandri, Daniel; Bloomquist, Doug; Donovan, Guy; Feltz, Greg; Grelle, Nibby; Guthrie, Doug; Harris, Mark; Horry, Mike; Lockas, Mike; Potter, Jimmy; Pritchard, Chuck; Steedly, Jim

1999-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

189

Load Management: Opportunity or Calamity?  

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larger now than prior to 1973. Utilities are examining two options which can be termed load management. One option is to control discretionary loads during peak periods. Cycling of residential water heaters or shutting off industrial electric furnaces...

Males, R.; Hassig, N.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Variable loading roller  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An automatic loading roller for transmitting torque in traction drive devices in manipulator arm joints includes a two-part camming device having a first cam portion rotatable in place on a shaft by an input torque and a second cam portion coaxially rotatable and translatable having a rotating drive surface thereon for engaging the driven surface of an output roller with a resultant force proportional to the torque transmitted. Complementary helical grooves in the respective cam portions interconnected through ball bearings interacting with those grooves effect the rotation and translation of the second cam portion in response to rotation of the first. 14 figs.

Williams, D.M.

1988-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

191

Tunable soft structure in charged fluids confined by dielectric interfaces  

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...56), or the non-equilibrium...and quantify the thermal forces in fluids...such as the atmospheric chemistry, colloid...one-component plasma up to {gamma...statistical mechanics of non-uniform, classical...Rev E Stat Phys Plasmas Fluids Relat...The interplay of thermal motion, short-range...

Jos W. Zwanikken; Monica Olvera de la Cruz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feature extraction and classification of load dynamic characteristics based on lifting wavelet packet transform in power system load modeling  

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Abstract Load dynamic characteristics classification and synthesis is the main approach to solve the problem of load time-variation. The basis and prerequisite of load dynamic characteristics classification is load dynamic characteristics feature extraction. Load model parameter space or the model response space gained by a standard voltage excitation is usually selected as the feature vector space in current practice of load dynamic characteristics feature extraction. However, both methods need to determine the load model structure and identify the model parameters. It would increase not only calculation error but also calculation time in the process of load model structure determination and parameter identification. Then the accuracy of the final classification results would be affected. It is reasonable and scientific to extract feature vector space of load dynamic characteristics directly from the measured response space. In this paper, a feature extraction method based on lifting wavelet packet transform is proposed for load dynamic characteristics classification. The load measured current response data is decomposed and reconstructed, then the wavelet packet coefficients can be extracted to construct energy moment based feature vector. On this basis, the load dynamic characteristics classification can be realized using fuzzy c-means (FCM) method. Finally, the validity and practicality of the proposed method have been proved by feature extraction and classification of dynamic simulation data acquired using Matlab/Simulink and field measurement data. Compared with traditional wavelet packet transform, the lifting wavelet packet transform has shown advantages both in computational speed and reconstruction error and can improve the accuracy of load dynamic characteristics classification.

Zhenshu Wang; Shaorun Bian; Ming Lei; Chuangang Zhao; Yan Liu; Zhifan Zhao

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Liquid 1-propanol studied by neutron scattering, near-infrared, and dielectric spectroscopy  

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Liquid monohydroxy alcohols exhibit unusual dynamics related to their hydrogen bonding induced structures. The connection between structure and dynamics is studied for liquid 1-propanol using quasi-elastic neutron scattering, combining time-of-flight and neutron spin-echo techniques, with a focus on the dynamics at length scales corresponding to the main peak and the pre-peak of the structure factor. At the main peak, the structural relaxation times are probed. These correspond well to mechanical relaxation times calculated from literature data. At the pre-peak, corresponding to length scales related to H-bonded structures, the relaxation times are almost an order of magnitude longer. According to previous work [C. Gainaru, R. Meier, S. Schildmann, C. Lederle, W. Hiller, E. Rössler, and R. Böhmer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 258303 (2010)] this time scale difference is connected to the average size of H-bonded clusters. The relation between the relaxation times from neutron scattering and those determined from dielectric spectroscopy is discussed on the basis of broad-band permittivity data of 1-propanol. Moreover, in 1-propanol the dielectric relaxation strength as well as the near-infrared absorbance reveal anomalous behavior below ambient temperature. A corresponding feature could not be found in the polyalcohols propylene glycol and glycerol.

Sillrén, P.; Matic, A.; Karlsson, M. [Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg (Sweden)] [Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg (Sweden); Koza, M.; Maccarini, M.; Fouquet, P. [Institut Laue Langevin, 6, rue Jules Horowitz, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)] [Institut Laue Langevin, 6, rue Jules Horowitz, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Götz, M.; Bauer, Th.; Gulich, R.; Lunkenheimer, P.; Loidl, A. [Experimental Physics V, University of Augsburg, 86135 Augsburg (Germany)] [Experimental Physics V, University of Augsburg, 86135 Augsburg (Germany); Mattsson, J. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom)] [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); Gainaru, C.; Vynokur, E.; Schildmann, S.; Bauer, S.; Böhmer, R. [Fakultät für Physik, Technische Universität Dortmund, 44221 Dortmund (Germany)] [Fakultät für Physik, Technische Universität Dortmund, 44221 Dortmund (Germany)

2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

194

MTS Table Top Load frame  

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MTS Table Top Load frame MTS Table Top Load frame The Non-destructive Evaluation group operates an MTS Table Top Load frame for ultimate strength and life cycle testing of various ceramic, ceramic-matrix (FGI), carbon, carbon fiber, cermet (CMC) and metal alloy engineering samples. The load frame is a servo-hydraulic type designed to function in a closed loop configuration under computer control. The system can perform non-cyclic, tension, compression and flexure testing and cyclic fatigue tests. The system is comprised of two parts: * The Load Frame and * The Control System. Load Frame The Load Frame (figure 1) is a cross-head assembly which includes a single moving grip, a stationary grip and LVDT position sensor. It can generate up to 25 kN (5.5 kip) of force in the sample under test and can

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The effect of magnesium ions on dielectric relaxation in semidilute DNA aqueous solutions  

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The effect of magnesium ion Mg2+ on the dielectric relaxation of semidilute DNA aqueous solutions has been studied by means of dielectric spectroscopy. Two dielectric relaxations in the 100 Hz - 100 MHz frequency range, originating in the motion of DNA counterions, were probed as a function of DNA and Mg2+ ion concentration in added MgCl2 salt. The high-frequency mode in the MHz range, stemming from the structural organization of the DNA network, reveals de Gennes-Pfeuty-Dobrynin correlation length as the pertinent fundamental length scale for sufficiently low concentration of added salt. No relaxation fingerprint of DNA denaturation bubbles, leading to exposed hydrophobic core scaling, was detected at low DNA concentrations, thus indicating an increased stability of the double-stranded conformation as compared to the case of DNA solutions with univalent counterions. The presence of Mg2+ does not change qualitatively the low frequency mode in the kHz range correlated with single DNA conformational properties....

Grgi?in, Danijel; Ivek, Tomislav; Tomi?, Silvia; Podgornik, Rudi

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Nonlinear dielectric response of periodic composite materials A. Kolpakov & A. K. Tagantsev & L. Berlyand &  

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periodic composite (a matrix of a large dielectric constant ferro- electric material with linear dielectric of ferroelectric/dielectric composites. A typical example is a (Ba,Sr)TiO3 ceramic fabricated with addition of MgNonlinear dielectric response of periodic composite materials A. Kolpakov & A. K. Tagantsev & L

Berlyand, Leonid

197

Plasma Focusing & Dielectric Wakefield Acceleration  

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pf pf Sign In Launch the Developer Dashboard SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory DOE | Stanford | SLAC | SSRL | LCLS | AD | PPA | Photon Science | PULSE | SIMES FACET User Facility : FACET An Office of Science User Facility Search this site... Search Help (new window) Top Link Bar FACET User Facility FACET Home About FACET FACET Experimental Facilities FACET Users Research at FACET SAREC Expand SAREC FACET FAQs FACET User Facility Quick Launch FACET Users Home FACET Division ARD Home About FACET FACET News FACET Users FACET Experimental Facilities FACET Research Expand FACET Research FACET Images Expand FACET Images SAREC Expand SAREC FACET Project Site (restricted) FACET FAQs FACET Site TOC All Site Content Department of Energy Page Content Plasma Focusing & Dielectric Wakefield Acceleration

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Millimeter wave analysis of the dielectric properties of oil shales  

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Natural sedimentation processes give rise to fine layers in shales. If these layers alternate between organic-rich and organic-poor sediments, then the contrast in dielectric properties gives rise to an effective birefringence as the presence of hydrocarbons suppresses the dielectric constant of the host rock. We have measured these effects with a quasioptical millimeter wave setup that is rapid and noncontacting. We find that the strength of this birefringence and the overall dielectric permittivity provide two useful diagnostic of the organic content of oil shales.

John A. Scales; Michael Batzle

2006-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Unusual dielectric response in cobalt doped reduced graphene oxide  

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Intensive research on cobalt doped reduced graphene oxide (Co-RGO) to investigate the modification in graphene magnetism and spin polarization due to presence of transition metal atom has been carried out, however, its dielectric spectroscopy, particularly, how capacitance changes with impurity levels in graphene is relatively unexplored. In the present work, dielectric spectroscopy along with magneto-dielectric effect are investigated in Co-RGO. Contrary to other materials, here permittivity increases abruptly with frequency in the low frequency region and continues to increase till 10{sup 7}?Hz. This unusual behavior is explained on the basis of trap induced capacitance created due to impurity levels.

Akhtar, Abu Jahid; Gupta, Abhisek; Kumar Shaw, Bikash; Saha, Shyamal K., E-mail: cnssks@iacs.res.in [Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 (India)

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Spherical cloaking using multilayer shells of ordinary dielectrics  

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An approach for spherical cloaking using multilayer ordinary dielectric materials has been developed. The total scattering cross section (TSCS) of the spherical multilayer shell with metallic core was derived based on the Mie theory. The dielectric profile of the shell was optimized to minimize the TSCS of the cloaked target. The specific directions, at which the scattering could be practically eliminated, were detected. The influence of the target size and the dielectric material loss on the cloaking efficiency was analyzed. It was shown that the cloaking efficiency for larger targets could be improved by employing lossy materials in the shell.

Wang, Xiaohui; Chen, Fang; Semouchkina, Elena, E-mail: esemouch@mtu.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 49931 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 49931 (United States)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetically coupled electromagnetically induced transparency analogy of dielectric metamaterial  

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In this manuscript, we experimentally demonstrate magnetically coupled electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) analogy effect inside dielectric metamaterial. In contrast to previous studies employed different metallic topological microstructures to introduce dissipation loss change, barium strontium titanate, and calcium titanate (CaTiO{sub 3}) are chosen as the bright and dark EIT resonators, respectively, due to their different intrinsic dielectric loss. Under incident magnetic field excitation, dielectric metamaterial exhibits an EIT-type transparency window around 8.9?GHz, which is accompanied by abrupt change of transmission phase. Numerical calculations show good agreement with experiment spectra and reveal remarkably increased group index, indicating potential application in slow light.

Zhang, Fuli, E-mail: fuli.zhang@nwpu.edu.cn; He, Xuan [Key Laboratory of Space Applied Physics and Chemistry, Ministry of Education and Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Zhao, Qian [State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Lan, Chuwen; Zhou, Ji [State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Zhang, Weihong, E-mail: zhangwh@nwpu.edu.cn; Qiu, Kepeng [School of Mechanical Engineering, P.O. Box 552, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Measured Peak Equipment Loads in Laboratories  

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of measured equipment load data for laboratories, designersmeasured peak equipment load data from 39 laboratory spacesmeasured equipment load data from various laboratory spaces

Mathew, Paul A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Demand Response: Load Management Programs  

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CenterPoint Load Management Programs CATEE Conference October, 2012 Agenda Outline I. General Demand Response Definition II. General Demand Response Program Rules III. CenterPoint Commercial Program IV. CenterPoint Residential Programs... V. Residential Discussion Points Demand Response Definition of load management per energy efficiency rule 25.181: ? Load control activities that result in a reduction in peak demand, or a shifting of energy usage from a peak to an off...

Simon, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Dynamic load balancing of applications  

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An application-level method for dynamically maintaining global load balance on a parallel computer, particularly on massively parallel MIMD computers. Global load balancing is achieved by overlapping neighborhoods of processors, where each neighborhood performs local load balancing. The method supports a large class of finite element and finite difference based applications and provides an automatic element management system to which applications are easily integrated.

Wheat, Stephen R. (Albuquerque, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Keer electro-optic measurements in liquid dielectrics  

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Kerr electro-optic technique has been used to measure the electric field distribution in high voltage stressed dielectric liquids, where the difference between refractive indices for light polarized parallel and perpendicular ...

Zhang, Xuewei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of dielectric elastomer actuators for MRI devices  

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Dielectric elastomer (DE) actuators are an emerging class of polymer actuation devices. They exhibit large strains and have high force and energy densities. They can be designed in a variety of geometries and are inexpensive ...

Vogan, John D. (John DeWayne), 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Atmospheric Plasma Sterilization and Deodorization of Dielectric Surfaces  

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A method is presented for rapid and uniform sterilization and deodorization of dielectric surfaces. The technology is applicable to the inside surface of PET or glass bottles, polymer caps, plast...

P. Koulik; S. Begounov; S. Goloviatinskii

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics Of A Dielectric Barrier Discharge In Atmospheric Air  

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Parallel plate dielectric barrier discharges consisting of two electrodes with glass (epsilon{sub r} = 7.5) and alumina (epsilon{sub r} = 9.0) as the dielectric barrier were constructed. The system is powered by a variable 20 kV high voltage supply which is capable of delivering unipolar voltage pulses at frequency of 0.1-2.5 kHz and sinusoidal voltages at 6.5 kHz and above. At atmospheric pressure, the discharges exhibit either diffuse or filamentary appearance depending on parameters which include the series capacitance established by the electrodes with the dielectric barrier and varying air gap, dielectric material, and frequency of the supply voltages. This DBD system is built for the study of bacterial sterilization.

Lai, C. K.; Chin, O. H. [Plasma Research Laboratory, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Thong, K. L. [Microbiology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Ferroelectric and dielectric properties of strontium bismuth niobate vanadates  

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Ferroelectric and dielectric properties of strontium bismuth niobate vanadates Yun Wu and Guozhong 19 November 1999; accepted 20 April 2000) Strontium bismuth niobate vanadates, SrBi2(VxNb1-x)2O9

Cao, Guozhong

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Dielectric reciprocity theorem analogous to the Betti-Maxwell theorem  

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A reciprocity theorem is stated which applies to a dielectric medium at rest polarized by one or the other of two systems of charges. Its formulation is similar to the Betti-Maxwell reciprocity theorem for elastic media.

B. Blaive and J. Metzger

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Inverse Problems Involving Distributions of Dielectric Mechanisms and Parameters  

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Electromagnetic Inverse Problems Involving Distributions of Dielectric Mechanisms and Parameters H University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205 August 17, 2005 Abstract We consider electromagnetic interrogation, uniform, log-normal, and log-Bi-Gaussian distributions. Keywords: Electromagnetic interrogation

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Dielectric based resonant guided wave networks Eyal Feigenbaum1,*  

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Dielectric based resonant guided wave networks Eyal Feigenbaum1,* and Harry A. Atwater1 1 Thomas J. 285(6), 46­55 (2001). 2. J. D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, J. N. Winn, and R. D. Meade, Photonic

Atwater, Harry

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FINAL PROJECT REPORT LOAD MODELING TRANSMISSION RESEARCH  

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at PSE is to collect load data for validating dynamic and approach decomposes recorded load data into different load “to continuously record load data for a selected time period

Lesieutre, Bernard

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Power Rf Load  

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A compact high-power RF load comprises a series of very low Q resonators, or chokes [16], in a circular waveguide [10]. The sequence of chokes absorb the RF power gradually in a short distance while keeping the bandwidth relatively wide. A polarizer [12] at the input end of the load is provided to convert incoming TE.sub.10 mode signals to circularly polarized TE.sub.11 mode signals. Because the load operates in the circularly polarized mode, the energy is uniformly and efficiently absorbed and the load is more compact than a rectangular load. Using these techniques, a load having a bandwidth of 500 MHz can be produced with an average power dissipation level of 1.5 kW at X-band, and a peak power dissipation of 100 MW. The load can be made from common lossy materials, such as stainless steel, and is less than 15 cm in length. These techniques can also produce loads for use as an alternative to ordinary waveguide loads in small and medium RF accelerators, in radar systems, and in other microwave applications. The design is easily scalable to other RF frequencies and adaptable to the use of other lossy materials.

Tantawi, Sami G. (San Mateo, CA); Vlieks, Arnold E. (Livermore, CA)

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Encapsulation methods and dielectric layers for organic electrical devices  

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The disclosure provides methods and materials suitable for use as encapsulation barriers and dielectric layers in electronic devices. In one embodiment, for example, there is provided an electroluminescent device or other electronic device with a dielectric layer comprising alternating layers of a silicon-containing bonding material and a ceramic material. The methods provide, for example, electronic devices with increased stability and shelf-life. The invention is useful, for example, in the field of microelectronic devices.

Blum, Yigal D; Chu, William Siu-Keung; MacQueen, David Brent; Shi, Yijan

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric Properties of Strontium Titanate at Low Temperature  

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The dielectric properties of annealed single crystals of SrTiO3 have been measured over the temperature range from 5 to 300 °K. At temperatures below 50 °K, electric double hysteresis loops are observed and associated changes in weak-field permittivity under dc bias have been measured. It is shown that a phenomenological analysis based on the simple Kittel function accounts satisfactorily for many aspects of the dielectric behavior of SrTiO3 crystals.

M. A. Saifi and L. E. Cross

1970-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Online Load Balancing for Related Machines  

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of entire schedule s as follows: load(s; i) = 1 v i X s(j)=i p j ; Load(s) = max i load(s; i) It is easyOn­line Load Balancing for Related Machines Piotr Berman \\Lambda Moses Charikar y Marek Karpinski z­line load balancing was studied extensively over the years (cf., e.g., [7], [3], [4], and [2

Karpinski, Marek

218

Charge regulation and local dielectric function in planar polyelectrolyte brushes  

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Understanding the effect of inhomogeneity on the charge regulation and dielectric properties, and how it depends on the conformational characteristics of the macromolecules is a long-standing problem. In order to address this problem, we have developed a field-theory to study charge regulation and local dielectric function in planar polyelectrolyte brushes. The theory is used to study a polyacid brush, which is comprised of chains end-grafted at the solid-fluid interface, in equilibrium with a bulk solution containing monovalent salt ions, solvent molecules and pH controlling acid. In particular, we focus on the effects of the concentration of added salt and pH of the bulk in determining the local charge and dielectric function. Our theoretical investigations reveal that the dipole moment of the ion-pairs formed as a result of counterion adsorption on the chain backbones play a key role in affecting the local dielectric function. For polyelectrolytes made of monomers having dipole moments lower than the solvent molecules, dielectric decrement is predicted inside the brush region. However, the formation of ion-pairs (due to adsorption of counterions coming from the dissociation of added salt) more polar than the solvent molecules is shown to increase the magnitude of the dielectric function with respect to its bulk value. Furthermore, an increase in the bulk salt concentration is shown to increase the local charge inside the brush region.

Rajeev Kumar; Bobby G. Sumpter; S. Michael Kilbey II

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Properties of dielectric-barrier-free atmospheric pressure microplasma driven by submicrosecond dc pulse voltage  

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Atmospheric pressure microplasma driven by dc pulse is developed. This device has a simple structure comprised of a flowing helium (He) feed gas and dielectric-free metal electrodes without an external current limiting resistor. It is shown that a stable glow mode plasma can be sustained without arc runaway by limiting the voltage pulse width to shorter than 300 ns. The properties of the device are reported in terms of discharge current waveforms, rotational temperature of N{sub 2}{sup +}, and spatiotemporally resolved optical emission characteristics.

Ha, Chang-Seung; Choi, Joon-Young; Kim, Dong-Hyun; Park, Chung-Hoo; Lee, Hae June; Lee, Ho-Jun [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of)

2009-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Topology optimization of piezoelectric energy harvesting devices considering static and harmonic dynamic loads  

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A topology optimization (TO) procedure is developed to design optimal layouts for piezoelectric energy harvesting devices (EHDs) by considering the effect of static and harmonic dynamic mechanical loads. To determine the optimal material distributions ... Keywords: Energy harvesting device, Harmonic load, Piezoelectric material with penalization, Static load, Structural optimization, Topology optimization

Jin Yee Noh; Gil Ho Yoon

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proof of damage-free selective removal of thin dielectric coatings on silicon wafers by irradiation with femtosecond laser pulses  

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The microstructural impact of selective femtosecond laser ablation of thin dielectric layers from monocrystalline silicon wafers was investigated. Various spots opened by 280 fs laser pulses at {lambda} = 1.03 {mu}m wavelength and 50 fs pulses at 800 nm, respectively, were analyzed in detail using Raman and transmission electron microscopy. The results show clearly that the thin dielectric films can be removed without any detectable modification of the Si crystal structure in the opened area. In contrast, in adjacent regions corresponding to laser fluence slightly below the breaking threshold, a thin layer of amorphous silicon with a maximum thickness of about 50 nm is found at the Si/SiO{sub 2} interface after laser irradiation. More than one pulse on the same position, however, causes structural modification of the silicon after thin film ablation in any case.

Rublack, Tino; Muchow, Markus [Zentrum fuer Innovationskompetenz SiLi-nano, Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, 06120 Halle (Germany); Schade, Martin; Leipner, Hartmut S. [Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Materialwissenschaften, Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, 06099 Halle (Germany); Seifert, Gerhard [Zentrum fuer Innovationskompetenz SiLi-nano, Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, 06120 Halle (Germany); Fraunhofer-Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, 06120 Halle (Germany)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure  

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Structure Structure functions 1 NOTE: THE FIGURES IN THIS SECTION ARE INTENDED TO SHOW THE REPRESENTATIVE DATA. THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO BE COMPLETE COMPILATIONS OF ALL THE WORLD'S RELIABLE DATA. Q 2 (GeV 2 ) F 2 (x,Q 2 ) * 2 i x H1 ZEUS BCDMS E665 NMC SLAC 10 -3 10 -2 10 -1 1 10 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 10 6 10 7 10 8 10 9 10 -1 1 10 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 10 6 Figure 16.6: The proton structure function F p 2 measured in electromagnetic scattering of positrons on protons (collider experiments ZEUS and H1), in the kinematic domain of the HERA data, for x > 0.00006 (cf. Fig. 16.9 for data at smaller x and Q 2 ), and for electrons (SLAC) and muons (BCDMS, E665, NMC) on a fixed target. Statistical and systematic errors added in quadrature are shown. The data are plotted as a function of Q 2 in bins of fixed x. Some points have been slightly offset in Q 2 for clarity. The ZEUS binning in x is used in this plot; all other data are rebinned to the x values of

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Behavior of plate trunnions subjected to shear loads  

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The use of fabricated trunnions in heavy lift installation of offshore and marine structures is becoming widespread. This paper presents the results of a parametric study, with systematic variation of relevant geometric parameters, on the elasto-plastic responses of plate trunnions subjected to shear loads from the sling eyes. Two distinctive failure modes, associated with main plate dominated and shear plate/trunnion pipe dominated responses are identified and the corresponding results summarized. A proportional limit load, P{sub yl}, is defined for each specimen based on its load-displacement response. It is observed that a plate trunnion possesses significant reserve strength beyond its limit load and that current industry practice, which considers the shear plate only to transfer the total sling load into the main plate, is overly conservative.

Choo, Y.S.; Padmanaban, K.; Shanmugam, N.E.; Liew, J.Y.R. [National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore). Faculty of Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Spring loaded locator pin assembly  

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This invention deals with spring loaded locator pins. Locator pins are sometimes referred to as captured pins. This is a mechanism which locks two items together with the pin that is spring loaded so that it drops into a locator hole on the work piece.

Groll, Todd A. (Idaho Falls, ID); White, James P. (Pocatelo, ID)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spring loaded locator pin assembly  

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This invention deals with spring loaded locator pins. Locator pins are sometimes referred to as captured pins. This is a mechanism which locks two items together with the pin that is spring loaded so that it drops into a locator hole on the work piece. 5 figs.

Groll, T.A.; White, J.P.

1998-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Load Forecasting of Supermarket Refrigeration  

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energy system. Observed refrigeration load and local ambient temperature from a Danish su- permarket renewable energy, is increasing, therefore a flexible energy system is needed. In the present ThesisLoad Forecasting of Supermarket Refrigeration Lisa Buth Rasmussen Kongens Lyngby 2013 M.Sc.-2013

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building load | OpenEI  

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load load Dataset Summary Description This dataset contains hourly load profile data for 16 commercial building types (based off the DOE commercial reference building models) and residential buildings (based off the Building America House Simulation Protocols). This dataset also includes the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) for statistical references of building types by location. Source Commercial and Residential Reference Building Models Date Released April 18th, 2013 (9 months ago) Date Updated July 02nd, 2013 (7 months ago) Keywords building building demand building load Commercial data demand Energy Consumption energy data hourly kWh load profiles Residential Data Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Annually

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load data | OpenEI Community  

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51 51 Varnish cache server Home Groups Community Central Green Button Applications Developer Utility Rate FRED: FRee Energy Database More Public Groups Private Groups Features Groups Blog posts Content Stream Documents Discussions Polls Q & A Events Notices My stuff Energy blogs 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142234851 Varnish cache server load data Home Sfomail's picture Submitted by Sfomail(48) Member 17 May, 2013 - 12:03 Commercial and Residential Hourly Load Data Now Available on OpenEI! building load building load data commercial load data dataset datasets electric load data load data load profile OpenEI residential load TMY3 United States Load data Image source: NREL Files: application/zip icon System Advisor Model Tool for Downloading Load Data

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Electrical and Production Load Factors  

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, Texas Abstract Load factors and operating hours of small and medium-sized industrial plants are analyzed to classify shift-work patterns and develop energy conservation diagnostic tools. This paper discusses two types of electric load factors... for each shift classification within major industry groups. The load factor based on billing hours (ELF) increases with operating hours from about 0.4 for a nominal one shift operation, to about 0.7 for around-the-clock operation. On the other hand...

Sen, T.; Heffington, W. M.

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Structure/Function Relationships  

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Structure/Function Relationships Structure/Function Relationships in Electronic Ceramics Device applications require concurrent optimization of many functional charac- teristics of materials via modifications of their crystal structures using complex chemistry. We found anomalous XAS results on the temperature dependence of the coordination geometry of Ag(Nb,Ta)O3, the only known system that exhibits large, temperature-stable dielectric constants and modest dielectric loss at microwave frequencies. Beamline for Materials Measurement (BMM) Group Leader: Daniel Fischer Proposal Team: D. Fischer, J. Woicik, B. Ravel National Institute of Standards and Technology TECHNIQUES AND CAPABILITIES APPLICATIONS NIST INVESTMENT IN BMM * The mission of BMM is to apply X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS)

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Acoustic radiation due to a fluid loading discontinuity on an infinite membrane  

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Edge?mode radiation is determined for an infinite membrane with a discontinuous fluid loading condition. The upper half of the membrane is exposed to a heavy fluid which accounts for a fluid–structure interaction. The lower half of the membrane is exposed to very light fluid which imposes no fluid loading on the structure. A very soft compliant layer is attached to half of the membrane surface. The compliant layer lessens the local coupling between the fluid and the structure thus creating the fluid loading discontinuity. The effect of this fluid loading discontinuity upon the radiated farfield is evaluated.

Mauro Pierucci

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Structures for Low-Profile Phase Change Thermal Spreaders  

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and Wang, Y.X. , 2008, “Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in thewick structure. Heat transfer through the fluid and solidFluids, “Safe Sustainable Cooling Performance – Dielectric heat transfer

Sharratt, Stephen A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture of aluminum naval structures  

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Structural catastrophic failure of naval vessels due to extreme loads such as underwater or air explosion, high velocity impact (torpedoes), or hydrodynamic loads (high speed vessels) is primarily caused by fracture. ...

Galanis, Konstantinos, 1970-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CFD-based design load analysis of 5MW offshore wind turbine  

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The structure and aerodynamic loads acting on NREL 5MW reference wind turbine blade are calculated and analyzed based on advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and unsteady Blade Element Momentum (BEM). A detailed examination of the six force components has been carried out (three force components and three moment components). Structure load (gravity and inertia load) and aerodynamic load have been obtained by additional structural calculations (CFD or BEM respectively ). In CFD method the Reynolds Average Navier-Stokes approach was applied to solve the continuity equation of mass conservation and momentum balance so that the complex flow around wind turbines was modeled. Written in C programming language a User Defined Function (UDF) code which defines transient velocity profile according to the Extreme Operating Gust condition was compiled into commercial FLUENT package. Furthermore the unsteady BEM with 3D stall model has also adopted to investigate load components on wind turbine rotor. The present study introduces a comparison between advanced CFD and unsteady BEM for determining load on wind turbine rotor. Results indicate that there are good agreements between both present methods. It is importantly shown that six load components on wind turbine rotor is significant effect under Extreme Operating Gust (EOG) condition. Using advanced CFD and additional structural calculations this study has succeeded to construct accuracy numerical methodology to estimate total load of wind turbine that compose of aerodynamic load and structure load.

T. T. Tran; G. J. Ryu; Y. H. Kim; D. H. Kim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Parameter Identification for a Dispersive Dielectric in 2D Electromagnetics: Forward and Inverse  

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Parameter Identification for a Dispersive Dielectric in 2D Electromagnetics: Forward and Inverse with a Debye dielectric slab and PML absorbing boundaries. This system assumes that the electric #12;Parameter

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Broad band invisibility cloak made of normal dielectric multilayer  

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We present the design fabrication and performance test of a quasi three-dimensional carpet cloak made of normal dielectric in the microwave regime. Taking advantage of a simple linear coordinate transformation we design a carpet cloak with homogeneous anisotropic medium and then practically realize the device with multilayer of alternating normal dielectric slabs based on the effective medium theory. As a proof-of-concept example we fabricate the carpet cloak with multilayer of FR4 dielectric slabs with air spacing. The performance of the fabricated design is verified through full-wave numerical simulation and measurement of the far-field scattering electromagnetic waves in a microwave anechoic chamber. Experimental results have demonstrated pronounced cloaking effect in a very broad band from 8 GHz to 18 GHz (whole X and Ku band) due to the low loss non-dispersive feature of the multilayerdielectricstructure.

Xiaofei Xu; Yijun Feng; Shuai Xiong; Jinlong Fan; Jun-Ming Zhao; Tian Jiang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Millimeter wave analysis of the dielectric properties of oil shales  

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Natural sedimentation processes give rise to fine layers in shales. If these layers alternate between organic-rich and organic-poor sediments then the contrast in dielectric properties gives rise to an effective birefringence as the presence of hydrocarbons suppresses the dielectric constant of the host rock. We have measured these effects with a quasioptical millimeter wave setup that is rapid and noncontacting. We find that the strength of this birefringence and the overall dielectricpermittivity provide two useful diagnostics of the organic content of oil shales.

John A. Scales; Michael Batzle

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Aerogel and ferroelectric dielectric materials for plasma actuators  

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This paper presents performance evaluation of two thick materials with extreme permittivity as dielectric barrier discharge actuators. Specifically, the use of silica aerogels and ferroelectrics is investigated. Due to high polarizability of the ferroelectric material the supplied power manifests itself primarily as heat generation with no measurable thrust. The silica aerogel, however, has a significant impact on thrust saturation as compared with other dielectrics reported to date. Specifically, the silica aerogel is found to have an order of magnitude better thrust to actuator weight ratio than acrylic and twice than that of Kapton with no power penalty, making it potentially useful for small vehicle applications.

Ryan Durscher; Subrata Roy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathode fall measurement in a dielectric barrier discharge in helium  

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A method based on the “zero-length voltage” extrapolation is proposed to measure cathode fall in a dielectric barrier discharge. Starting, stable, and discharge-maintaining voltages were measured to obtain the extrapolation zero-length voltage. Under our experimental conditions, the “zero-length voltage” gave a cathode fall of about 185 V. Based on the known thickness of the cathode fall region, the spatial distribution of the electric field strength in dielectric barrier discharge in atmospheric helium is determined. The strong cathode fall with a maximum field value of approximately 9.25 kV/cm was typical for the glow mode of the discharge.

Hao, Yanpeng; Zheng, Bin; Liu, Yaoge [School of Electric Power, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China)] [School of Electric Power, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Field Quantization in Time-Dependent Dielectric Media  

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We present a Gupta-Bleuler quantization scheme for the electromagnetic field in time-dependent dielectric media. Starting from the Maxwell equations, a generalization of the Lorentz gauge condition adapted to time varying dielectrics is derived. Using this gauge, a Gupta-Bleuler approach to quantize all polarizations of the radiation field and the corresponding constraint condition are introduced. This new approach is different from the quantized electromagnetic field in vacuum in the sense that here the contributions of unphysical photons cannot be thoroughly eliminated, which further lead to a surface charge density. Finally, a discussion of potential experimental tests and possible implication is also made.

Xiao-Min Bei; Zhong-Zhu Liu

2011-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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electric load data | OpenEI Community  

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load data Home Sfomail's picture Submitted by Sfomail(48) Member 17 May, 2013 - 12:03 Commercial and Residential Hourly Load Data Now Available on OpenEI building load building...

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FINAL PROJECT REPORT LOAD MODELING TRANSMISSION RESEARCH  

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Bulk System Load  Model in GE PSLF TM for Investigating the a Bulk System Load Model in GE PSLF TM for Investigating thecomposite load model in  the PSLF simulation software; the 

Lesieutre, Bernard

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Strategies for mitigating risk to buildings from abnormal load events  

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Building structures customarily are designed to withstand loads from their occupants and the natural environment. The normal design process provides a measure of structural integrity that is also available to withstand events that traditionally have been outside the design envelope, including accidents, misuse, and sabotage. Changes in design and construction practices over the past several decades have lessened inherent robustness in certain modern structural systems, making them vulnerable to such events. Social and political factors also have led to an increase in hazardous events that may pose a risk to buildings. Finally, public awareness of building safety has increased as a result of well-publicised natural and man-made disasters. Building practices to mitigate the risk of abnormal loads and ensuing unacceptable damage or collapse can be improved using concepts of structural reliability and risk analysis. This paper summarises the basis for such practices, from the perspective of a structural engineer.

Bruce R. Ellingwood

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Determining Electric Motor Load and Efficiency  

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To compare the operating costs of an existing standard motor with an appropriately-sized energy-efficient replacement, you need to determine operating hours, efficiency improvement values, and load. Part-load is a term used to describe the actual load served by the motor as compared to the rated full-load capability of the motor. Motor part-loads may be estimated through using input power, amperage, or speed measurements. This fact sheet briefly discusses several load estimation techniques.

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Rectification of evanescent heat transfer between dielectric-coated and uncoated silicon carbide plates  

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Rectification of evanescent heat transfer between dielectric-coated and uncoated silicon carbide://jap.aip.org/authors #12;Rectification of evanescent heat transfer between dielectric-coated and uncoated silicon carbide-infinite bodies of the dielectric-coated silicon carbide and uncoated silicon carbide. The permittivity

Fan, Shanhui

246

Dielectric nonlinearity and stochastic effects in strontium titanate Alp T. Findikoglua)  

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Dielectric nonlinearity and stochastic effects in strontium titanate Alp T. Findikoglua) Materials-film superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 electrodes. The substrate is strontium titanate, whose nonlinear dielectric properties American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.1477278 Nonlinear dielectrics such as strontium titanate STO

Lythe, Grant

247

Influence of loading rate on axially loaded piles in clay  

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, Haas and Saxe Yong and Japp. Arulanandan and Shen 4 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 4 5 5 6 6 13 13 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 Ladd, Hi11iams, Connell and Edgars Berre and Bjerrum. Stevenson. King Vaid and Campanella. Lacasse. Rigqins. CHAPTER V... of the Gain in Strength versus Shearing Rate Plots 4. Select Regression, PI, LI, W, SO(REF) 76 Cases for 152 Laboratory Tests 5. Collected Data for Pile Load Test Results. 6. Data Set References for Pile Load Tests. Page 14 36 54 61 7. Semi...

Garland Ponce, Enrique Eduardo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling load design tool for UFAD systems.  

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Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Design Guide. Atlanta:Load Design Tool for Underfloor Air Distribution Systems. ”for design cooling loads in underfloor air distribution (

Bauman, Fred; Schiavon, Stefano; Webster, Tom; Lee, Kwang Ho

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Self-aligning biaxial load frame  

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An self-aligning biaxial loading apparatus for use in testing the strength of specimens while maintaining a constant specimen centroid during the loading operation. The self-aligning biaxial loading apparatus consists of a load frame and two load assemblies for imparting two independent perpendicular forces upon a test specimen. The constant test specimen centroid is maintained by providing elements for linear motion of the load frame relative to a fixed crosshead, and by alignment and linear motion elements of one load assembly relative to the load frame.

Ward, Michael B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Epstein, Jonathan S. (Idaho Falls, ID); Lloyd, W. Randolph (Idaho Falls, ID)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-aligning biaxial load frame  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An self-aligning biaxial loading apparatus for use in testing the strength of specimens while maintaining a constant specimen centroid during the loading operation. The self-aligning biaxial loading apparatus consists of a load frame and two load assemblies for imparting two independent perpendicular forces upon a test specimen. The constant test specimen centroid is maintained by providing elements for linear motion of the load frame relative to a fixed cross head, and by alignment and linear motion elements of one load assembly relative to the load frame. 3 figures.

Ward, M.B.; Epstein, J.S.; Lloyd, W.R.

1994-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

251

Peak load management: Potential options  

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This report reviews options that may be alternatives to transmission construction (ATT) applicable both generally and at specific locations in the service area of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Some of these options have potential as specific alternatives to the Shelton-Fairmount 230-kV Reinforcement Project, which is the focus of this study. A listing of 31 peak load management (PLM) options is included. Estimated costs and normalized hourly load shapes, corresponding to the respective base load and controlled load cases, are considered for 15 of the above options. A summary page is presented for each of these options, grouped with respect to its applicability in the residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors. The report contains comments on PLM measures for which load shape management characteristics are not yet available. These comments address the potential relevance of the options and the possible difficulty that may be encountered in characterizing their value should be of interest in this investigation. The report also identifies options that could improve the efficiency of the three customer utility distribution systems supplied by the Shelton-Fairmount Reinforcement Project. Potential cogeneration options in the Olympic Peninsula are also discussed. These discussions focus on the options that appear to be most promising on the Olympic Peninsula. Finally, a short list of options is recommended for investigation in the next phase of this study. 9 refs., 24 tabs.

Englin, J.E.; De Steese, J.G.; Schultz, R.W.; Kellogg, M.A.

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-frequency expansion of the plasma dielectric tensor  

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We derive high-frequency sum-rule expansion for the transverse elements of the plasma dielectric tensor. The correlation contribution to the ?-4 sum-rule coefficient has a sign opposite to that of the longitudinal element. In addition, photon contributions add to the coefficient.

G. Kalman and R. Genga

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Dielectric nanostructures for broadband light trapping in organic solar cells  

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Dielectric nanostructures for broadband light trapping in organic solar cells Aaswath Raman, Zongfu light trapping configuration for thin-film solar cells," Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 243501 (2007). 8. M@stanford.edu Abstract: Organic bulk heterojunction solar cells are a promising candidate for low-cost next

Fan, Shanhui

254

Chapter 17. High-Voltage Systems and Dielectric Materials High-Voltage Systems and Dielectric Materials  

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aromatic, naphthenic, and paraffinic molecules with complex molecular structures. With the advancement

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{Control of Residential Load Management Networks Using Real Time Pricing  

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loads to deliver load following and regulation, withproducts like load following and spinning reserve.following of constant power references. Chapter 7 Implications of Load

Burke, William Jerome

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric Torque and Orientation Dynamics of Liquid Crystals with Dielectric Dispersion S. V. Shiyanovskii,1,2  

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, and reorientation of the permanent molecular dipoles. The characteristic relaxation times of the first two processes field causes director reorientation, which in its turn changes the dielectric coupling between the field in the classical electro- magnetic theory results in the following dependence [6]: D t "0Et "0 Z t ÿ1 t; t0 Et0

Lavrentovich, Oleg D.

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Investigation of residential central air conditioning load shapes in NEMS  

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This memo explains what Berkeley Lab has learned about how the residential central air-conditioning (CAC) end use is represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). NEMS is an energy model maintained by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that is routinely used in analysis of energy efficiency standards for residential appliances. As part of analyzing utility and environmental impacts related to the federal rulemaking for residential CAC, lower-than-expected peak utility results prompted Berkeley Lab to investigate the input load shapes that characterize the peaky CAC end use and the submodule that treats load demand response. Investigations enabled a through understanding of the methodology by which hourly load profiles are input to the model and how the model is structured to respond to peak demand. Notably, it was discovered that NEMS was using an October-peaking load shape to represent residential space cooling, which suppressed peak effects to levels lower than expected. An apparent scaling down of the annual load within the load-demand submodule was found, another significant suppressor of the peak impacts. EIA promptly responded to Berkeley Lab's discoveries by updating numerous load shapes for the AEO2002 version of NEMS; EIA is still studying the scaling issue. As a result of this work, it was concluded that Berkeley Lab's customary end-use decrement approach was the most defensible way for Berkeley Lab to perform the recent CAC utility impact analysis. This approach was applied in conjunction with the updated AEO2002 load shapes to perform last year's published rulemaking analysis. Berkeley Lab experimented with several alternative approaches, including modifying the CAC efficiency level, but determined that these did not sufficiently improve the robustness of the method or results to warrant their implementation. Work in this area will continue in preparation for upcoming rulemakings for the other peak coincident end uses, commercial air conditioning and distribution transformers.

Hamachi LaCommare, Kristina; Marnay, Chris; Gumerman, Etan; Chan, Peter; Rosenquist, Greg; Osborn, Julie

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macro Data Load: An Efficient Mechanism for Enhancing Loaded Data Reuse  

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Macro Data Load: An Efficient Mechanism for Enhancing Loaded Data Reuse Lei Jin and Sangyeun Cho, Member, IEEE Abstract--This paper presents a study on macro data load, a novel mechanism to increase the amount of loaded data reuse within a processor. A macro data load brings into the processor a maximum

Cho, Sangyeun

259

Effect of Sintering Temperature on Dielectric Properties of Iron Deficient Nickel-Ferrite  

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Nickel Ferrite among all the magneto ceramic materials have been studied very much due to its large number of applications. But there is a large scope of modification of its properties. Thus people still working on it for improvisation of its properties via compositional and structural modifications. Present paper reporting the preparation and characterization of iron deficient Nickel ferrite for different sintering temperature. Ferrite samples having the general formula NiFe1.98O{sub 4} were prepared using the standard ceramic method. The phase formation was confirmed by X-ray diffraction technique. The effect of sintering temperature on the electrical properties and resistivity was studied. The data shows that dielectric properties are highly dependent on the sintering temperature.

Rani, Renu [Electroceramics Research Lab, GVM Girls College, Sonepat-131001 (India); School of Physics and Material Science, Thapar University, Patiala-147004 (India); Singh, Sangeeta [Department of Physics, GVM Girls College, Sonepat-131001 (India); Juneja, J. K. [Department of Physics, Hindu College, Sonepat-131001 (India); Prakash, Chandra [Directorate of ER and IPR, DRDO, DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi-110105 (India); Raina, K. K. [School of Physics and Material Science, Thapar University, Patiala-147004 (India)

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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PASSIVE DETECTION OF VEHICLE LOADING  

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The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory (DIRS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology, along with the Savannah River National Laboratory is investigating passive methods to quantify vehicle loading. The research described in this paper investigates multiple vehicle indicators including brake temperature, tire temperature, engine temperature, acceleration and deceleration rates, engine acoustics, suspension response, tire deformation and vibrational response. Our investigation into these variables includes building and implementing a sensing system for data collection as well as multiple full-scale vehicle tests. The sensing system includes; infrared video cameras, triaxial accelerometers, microphones, video cameras and thermocouples. The full scale testing includes both a medium size dump truck and a tractor-trailer truck on closed courses with loads spanning the full range of the vehicle's capacity. Statistical analysis of the collected data is used to determine the effectiveness of each of the indicators for characterizing the weight of a vehicle. The final sensing system will monitor multiple load indicators and combine the results to achieve a more accurate measurement than any of the indicators could provide alone.

Garrett, A.

2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Conduction of Electricity by Dielectric Liquids at High Field Strengths  

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The conductivity of highly purified heptane has been measured between optical flats at field strengths up to 600,000 volts per cm at temperatures ranging from - 190°C to 20°C. Electrode separations down to 0.005 cm were used in order to minimize the effect of space charge and ionic recombination. It is concluded that electronic or collision processes are unlikely as the source of high field conductivity in heptane and probably most other liquid dielectrics as well. It is suggested that the highly nonconducting dielectric liquids should be included as extreme cases in the general class of weak electrolytes. The presence of appreciable conductivity under high electric fields is ascribed to the lowering of the energy of the hydrogen bond by the applied field.

H. J. Plumley

1941-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Regularization of Electromagnetic Quantum Fluctuations in Inhomogeneous Dielectric Media  

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Electromagnetic Casimir stresses are of relevance to many technologies based on mesoscopic devices such as MEMS embedded in dielectric media, Casimir induced friction in nano-machinery, micro-fluidics and molecular electronics. Computation of such stresses based on cavity QED generally require numerical analysis based on a regularization process. A new scheme is described that has the potential for wide applicability to systems involving realistic inhomogeneous media. From a knowledge of the spectrum of the stationary modes of the electromagnetic field the scheme is illustrated by estimating numerically the Casimir stress on opposite faces of a pair of perfectly conducting planes separated by a vacuum and the change in this result when the region between the plates is filled with an incompressible inhomogeneous non-dispersive dielectric.

Shin-itiro Goto; Alison C. Hale; Robin W. Tucker; Timothy J. Walton

2012-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel design of dielectric perfect invisibility devices  

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The aim of an invisibility device is to guide light around any object put inside being able to hide objects from sight. In this work we propose a novel design of dielectric invisibility media based on negative refraction and optical conformal mapping that seems to create perfect invisibility. This design has some advantages and more relaxed constraints compared with already proposed schemes. In particular it represents an example where the time delay in a dielectric invisibility device is zero. Furthermore due to the impedance matching of negatively refracting materials the reflection should be close to zero. These findings strongly indicate that perfect invisibility with optically isotropic materials is possible. Finally the area of the invisible space is also discussed.

T. Ochiai; U. Leonhardt; J. C. Nacher

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Online Load Balancing for Related Machines 1 Piotr Berman  

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), the load of a machine i in schedule s and Load(s), the load of entire schedule s as follows: load(s; i) = 1On­line Load Balancing for Related Machines 1 Piotr Berman The Pennsylvania State University of randomized algorithms for this problem. Key Words: on­line algorithm, load balancing, related machines

Charikar, Moses

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Mitigation of Fatigue Loads Using Individual Pitch Control of Wind Turbines Based on FAST  

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Mitigation of Fatigue Loads Using Individual Pitch Control of Wind Turbines Based on FAST Yunqian University, China jiz@seu.edu.cn Abstract-With the increase of wind turbine dimension and capacity, the wind turbine structures are subjected to prominent loads and fatigue which would reduce the lifetime of wind

Chen, Zhe

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

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

Engin Yesil

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on digital human model used in human factor simulation and evaluation of load carriage equipment  

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Data structure of the digital human model has been constructed for particularity demand of human factor evaluation of the load carriage system equipments. Anthropometry data of different percentage was obtained through regression calculation; Range of ... Keywords: digital human model, human factors, load carriage equipment, simulation

Dayong Dong; Lijing Wang; Xiugan Yuan; Shan Fu

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of measured loads to wind turbine fatigue and reliability analysis  

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Cyclic loadings produce progressive damage that can ultimately result in wind turbine structural failure. There are many issues that must be dealt with in turning load measurements into estimates of component fatigue life. This paper deals with how the measured loads can be analyzed and processed to meet the needs of both fatigue life calculations and reliability estimates. It is recommended that moments of the distribution of rainflow-range load amplitudes be calculated and used to characterize the fatigue loading. These moments reflect successively more detailed physical characteristics of the loading (mean, spread, tail behavior). Moments can be calculated from data samples and functional forms can be fitted to wind conditions, such as wind speed and turbulence intensity, with standard recession techniques. Distributions of load amplitudes that accurately reflect the damaging potential of the loadings can be estimated from the moments at any, wind condition of interest. Fatigue life can then be calculated from the estimated load distributions, and the overall, long-term, or design spectrum can be generated for any particular wind-speed distribution. Characterizing the uncertainty in the distribution of cyclic loads is facilitated by using a small set of descriptive statistics for which uncertainties can be estimated. The effects of loading parameter uncertainty can then be transferred to the fatigue life estimate and compared with other uncertainties, such as material durability.

Veers, P.S. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Winterstein, S.R. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vapor etching of nuclear tracks in dielectric materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process involving vapor etching of nuclear tracks in dielectric materials for creating high aspect ratio (i.e., length much greater than diameter), isolated cylindrical holes in dielectric materials that have been exposed to high-energy atomic particles. The process includes cleaning the surface of the tracked material and exposing the cleaned surface to a vapor of a suitable etchant. Independent control of the temperatures of the vapor and the tracked materials provide the means to vary separately the etch rates for the latent track region and the non-tracked material. As a rule, the tracked regions etch at a greater rate than the non-tracked regions. In addition, the vapor-etched holes can be enlarged and smoothed by subsequent dipping in a liquid etchant. The 20-1000 nm diameter holes resulting from the vapor etching process can be useful as molds for electroplating nanometer-sized filaments, etching gate cavities for deposition of nano-cones, developing high-aspect ratio holes in trackable resists, and as filters for a variety of molecular-sized particles in virtually any liquid or gas by selecting the dielectric material that is compatible with the liquid or gas of interest.

Musket, Ronald G. (Danville, CA); Porter, John D. (Berkeley, CA); Yoshiyama, James M. (Fremont, CA); Contolini, Robert J. (Lake Oswego, OR)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fundamentals of femtosecond laser ablation of dielectric materials  

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The modeling of laser-excited dielectric materials requires a detailed description of the electronic excitation. Dielectric materials do not absorb visible light by traditional linear absorption, so the dynamical generation of conduction-band electrons strongly couples to the absorption. The generation of free electrons is initiated by strong-field excitation and followed by multiplication through impact ionization by energetic electrons heated by the laser. The present paper describes an approach to solving the coupled problem of electron excitation and one-dimensional light propagation. The electronic excitation is described in the so-called multiple-rate-equation model, and the light is absorbed by a combination of strong-field excitation and linear absorption by the excited electrons, which are assumed to behave as a free-electron gas described by a Drude model. The model is generic and based on a few key parameters: the wavelength and the pulse duration of the light, and the band gap of the dielectric medium. This allows parametric investigations of ablation phenomena.

Byskov-Nielsen, J.; Le, D. Q. S.; Christensen, M. N.; Balling, P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Christensen, B. H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Danish Technological Institute, Kongsvang Alle 29, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric properties of Ba{sub 3-x}K{sub x}CaNb{sub 2}O{sub 9-{delta}} (0.5 < x < 1.25) (KBCN) double perovskites  

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Graphical abstract: Electrical conductivity, dielectric constant and dielectric loss of Ba{sub 1.75}K{sub 1.25}CaNb{sub 2}O{sub 9-{delta}} in air at 400-700 {sup o}C. Research highlights: {yields} We show the effectiveness of AC impedance spectroscopy to screen dielectric materials and to understand contributing effects on the dielectric properties of polycrystalline metal oxides. {yields} Unlike Ba{sub 3}CaNb{sub 2}O{sub 9}, Ba{sub 3-x}K{sub x}CaNb{sub 2}O{sub 9-{delta}} exhibits negligible grain-boundary and electrode effects to the total electrical properties and is consistent with perovskite-type K-doped BaZrO{sub 3}. {yields} Among the samples investigated, Ba{sub 1.75}K{sub 1.25}CaNb{sub 2}O{sub 9-{delta}} sintered at 1100 {sup o}C showed the highest dielectric constant of 65 at 10{sup 6} Hz and dielectric loss of 0.14 at 400 {sup o}C in air. -- Abstract: We report synthesis, structure and dielectric properties of double perovskite-type Ba{sub 3-x}K{sub x}CaNb{sub 2}O{sub 9-{delta}} (x = 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.25) (KBCN). Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) confirmed the formation of double perovskite-type structure and lattice constant decreases with increasing K in KBCN. AC impedance study showed a single semicircle over the investigated temperatures and frequencies in dry H{sub 2}, H{sub 2} + 3% H{sub 2}O, 3% H{sub 2}O + N{sub 2}, while two semicircles were observed at low temperatures in air, which could be attributed to bulk and grain-boundary contributions. Unlike un-doped BCN, KBCN exhibits negligible grain-boundary and electrode effects to the total electrical properties and is consistent with perovskite-type K-doped BaZrO{sub 3}. The bulk dielectric constant and dielectric loss were found to increase with increasing K content in KBCN and also found to change with sintering temperature. Among the samples investigated, Ba{sub 1.75}K{sub 1.25}CaNb{sub 2}O{sub 9-{delta}} sintered at 1100 {sup o}C showed the highest dielectric constant of 65 at 10{sup 6} Hz and dielectric loss of 0.14 at 400 {sup o}C in air. Isothermal dielectric constant and electrical conductivity at 1 MHz were found to be independent at elevated temperatures, while vary at low-frequency and low temperatures. Below 700 {sup o}C, dielectric constant and dielectric loss decreases with increasing frequency, whereas an opposite trend was observed for the electrical conductivity.

Bhella, Surinderjit Singh [Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 (Canada)] [Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 (Canada); Thangadurai, Venkataraman, E-mail: vthangad@ucalgary.ca [Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 (Canada)] [Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 (Canada)

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272

Atmospheric and Wake Turbulence Impacts on Wind Turbine Fatigue Loadings  

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Large-eddy simulations of atmospheric boundary layers under various stability and surface roughness conditions are performed to investigate the turbulence impact on wind turbines. In particular, the aeroelastic responses of the turbines are studied to characterize the fatigue loading of the turbulence present in the boundary layer and in the wake of the turbines. Two utility-scale 5-MW turbines that are separated by seven rotor diameters are placed in a 3 km by 3 km by 1 km domain. They are subjected to atmospheric turbulent boundary layer flow and data is collected on the structural response of the turbine components. The surface roughness was found to increase the fatigue loads while the atmospheric instability had a small influence. Furthermore, the downstream turbines yielded higher fatigue loads indicating that the turbulent wakes generated from the upstream turbines have significant impact.

Lee, S.; Churchfield, M.; Moriarty, P.; Jonkman, J.; Michalakes, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Design and evaluation of large scale pultruded fiberglass tubular structures  

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Large solid wood structures have been used in structural applications such as utility poles and marine pilings for a long time. A pultruded fiberglass reinforced polymer composite utility pole has been designed by the Composite Power Corporation of Las Vegas, Nevada which meets or exceeds the wood pole strength standards. This type of pole has many advantages over traditional wood, metal or concrete poles including: lighter weight, easier to climb and service, better dielectric and fire resistance properties, and it is more environmentally sound than treated wood poles. Utility crossarms, other attachments, and climbing devices are secured to grooves which run the entire length of the pole so there is no need to drill holes or wear spiked boots which would compromise the strength of the pole. Bending and torsion experiments have been conducted to determine if the present design meets the strength requirements of a forty foot Class one wood pole. Initial results of the composite pole tests showed a 17 percent advantage in bending strength, a 449 percent advantage in strength due to a vertical load applied to a crossarm, and a 43 percent advantage in twisting strength. Plans for further material characterization experiments and detailed stress and failure analysis are discussed.

O`Toole, B.J. [Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States). Mechanical Engineering Department

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

274

Residential Load Management Program and Pilot  

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In 1986 LCRA embarked on residential load management to control peak summer loads. At that time, LCRA was considered a summer peaking utility, and residential air conditioning and water heating systems were selected for control. The program...

Haverlah, D.; Riordon, K.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

1994 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

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The 1994 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study presented herein establishes a picture of how the agency is positioned today in its loads and resources balance. It is a snapshot of expected resource operation, contractual obligations, and rights. This study does not attempt to present or analyze future conservation or generation resource scenarios. What it does provide are base case assumptions from which scenarios encompassing a wide range of uncertainties about BPA`s future may be evaluated. The Loads and Resources Study is presented in two documents: (1) this summary of Federal system and Pacific Northwest region loads and resources and (2) a technical appendix detailing the loads and resources for each major Pacific Northwest generating utility. This analysis updates the 1993 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study, published in December 1993. In this loads and resources study, resource availability is compared with a range of forecasted electricity consumption. The Federal system and regional analyses for medium load forecast are presented.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Helicase Loading at Chromosomal Origins of Replication  

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Loading of the replicative DNA helicase at origins of replication is of central importance in DNA replication. As the first of the replication fork proteins assemble at chromosomal origins of replication, the loaded helicase ...

Bell, Stephen P.

277

Analysis Methodology for Industrial Load Profiles  

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ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY FOR INDUSTRIAL LOAD PROFILES Thomas W. Reddoch Executive Vice President Eleclrolek Concepts, Inc. Knoxvillc, Tennessee ABSTRACT A methodology is provided for evaluating the impact of various demand-side management... (OSM) options on industrial customers. The basic approach uses customer metered load profile data as a basis for the customer load shape. OSM technologies are represented as load shapes and are used as a basis for altering the customers existing...

Reddoch, T. W.

278

A Novel Approach to Determining Motor Load  

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A NOVEL APPROACH TO DETERMINING MOTOR LOAD by Michael Brown Georgia Tech Research Institute Atlanta, Georgia ABSTRACf Properly sized electric motors are essential if industrial plant efficiency is to be optimized and energy costs... minimized. Because of the difficully in making power measurements on three phase motors, loading is rarely, if ever, checked. A simple indication of motor load can be achieved by measuring operating speed because speed and load are almost linearly...

Brown, M.

279

Chapter 6 - Stage 3: Data Load  

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Summary This chapter discusses the Data Load stage of the Guerrilla Analytics workflow. Data Load involves getting data from a receipt location (generally the file system) and loading it into the Data Manipulation Environment (DME). In this chapter, you will learn about the various activities that take place at Data Load. You will learn about the pitfalls and risks in these activities. You will then learn a number of practice tips to mitigate those risks.

Enda Ridge

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

FINAL PROJECT REPORT LOAD MODELING TRANSMISSION RESEARCH  

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BPA), the basic requirements for an improved load model were determined. These requirements included modeling the substation

Lesieutre, Bernard

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Ozone production by nanoporous dielectric barrier glow discharge in atmospheric pressure air  

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This study is aimed at demonstrating plasma-chemical ozone production based on low temperature atmospheric pressure glow discharge through nanoporous dielectric barriers. The 20 kHz ac driven discharge is formed in air or oxygen gas flowing in the axial direction of the cylindrical plasma reactor containing four parallel aluminum rods covered with nanoporous alumina films. The discharge utilizing nanoporous dielectric barrier is more uniform and more energy efficient in ozone generation than the discharge through smooth-surface dielectric barriers.

Cho, J. H.; Koo, I. G.; Choi, M. Y.; Lee, W. M. [Department of Chemistry and Division of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of)

2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

282

Project W320 52-inch diameter equipment container load test: Test report  

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This test report summarizes testing activities and documents the results of the load tests performed on-site and off-site to structural qualify the 52-inch equipment containers designed and fabricated under Project W-320.

Bellomy, J.R.

1995-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

283

Coextruded Polyethylene and Wood-Flour Composite: Effect of Shell Thickness, Wood Loading, and Core  

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Coextruded Polyethylene and Wood-Flour Composite: Effect of Shell Thickness, Wood Loading, and Core recycled polyethylene and wood-flour composites with core­shell structure were manufactured using a pilot

284

Dynamic Load Partitioning Strategies for Managing Data of Space and Time Heterogeneity in Parallel SAMR Applications  

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This paper presents the design and experimental evaluation of two dynamic load partitioning and balancing strategies for parallel Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement (SAMR) applications: the Level-based Partit...

Xiaolin Li; Manish Parashar

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Dynamic Shape Modeling of Consumers’ Daily Load Based on Data Mining  

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The shape characteristic of daily power consumption of consumers can be applied to guide their power consumption behaviors and improve load structures of power system. It is also the basis to obtain the shape cha...

Lianmei Zhang; Shihong Chen; Qiping Hu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

An evaluation of finite element models of stiffened plates subjected to impulsive loading  

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Different finite element models are evaluated for two very common structures, a cantilever beam and a stiffened plate, subjected to impulsive loading. For the cantilever beam case, the finite element models are one, two ...

Pedatzur, Omri

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Integrated, Multi-Scale Characterization of Imbibition and Wettability Phenomena Using Magnetic Resonance and Wide-Band Dielectric Measurements  

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The petrophysical properties of rocks, particularly their relative permeability and wettability, strongly influence the efficiency and the time-scale of all hydrocarbon recovery processes. However, the quantitative relationships needed to account for the influence of wettability and pore structure on multi-phase flow are not yet available, largely due to the complexity of the phenomena controlling wettability and the difficulty of characterizing rock properties at the relevant length scales. This project brings together several advanced technologies to characterize pore structure and wettability. Grain-scale models are developed that help to better interpret the electric and dielectric response of rocks. These studies allow the computation of realistic configurations of two immiscible fluids as a function of wettability and geologic characteristics. These fluid configurations form a basis for predicting and explaining macroscopic behavior, including the relationship between relative permeability, wettability and laboratory and wireline log measurements of NMR and dielectric response. Dielectric and NMR measurements have been made show that the response of the rocks depends on the wetting and flow properties of the rock. The theoretical models can be used for a better interpretation and inversion of standard well logs to obtain accurate and reliable estimates of fluid saturation and of their producibility. The ultimate benefit of this combined theoretical/empirical approach for reservoir characterization is that rather than reproducing the behavior of any particular sample or set of samples, it can explain and predict trends in behavior that can be applied at a range of length scales, including correlation with wireline logs, seismic, and geologic units and strata. This approach can substantially enhance wireline log interpretation for reservoir characterization and provide better descriptions, at several scales, of crucial reservoir flow properties that govern oil recovery.

Mukul M. Sharma; Steven L. Bryant; Carlos Torres-Verdin; George Hirasaki

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

288

Flow Duration Curve Load Duration Curve  

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and concentration data--select appropriate conversion factors 3. Develop Load Duration Curve 4. Plot observed data there has been no flow at this site #12;Gather daily flow rate data Load data into a spreasheet Sort largest, etc) Calculate percentage of days flow was exceeded: How do you estimate load with given data

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Flow Duration Curve Load Duration Curve  

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given flow and concentration data--select appropriate conversion factors 3. Develop Load Duration Curve 4. Plot observed data with Load Duration Curve #12;What are they? How do you make one? #12;DescribesRangeFlows LowFlows 40 % of the time there has been no flow at this site #12;Gather daily flow rate data Load

290

Influence of magnetic field on dielectric susceptibility of amorphous solids at ultra low temperature.  

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??The dielectric response of some amorphous solids below 100 mK is known to be sensitive to an applied magnetic field. This work presents new experimental… (more)

Stanford University, Dept. of Physics

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

E-Print Network 3.0 - acid gate dielectric Sample Search Results  

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circuitryand the growthof n... distinct halves of the chip, one large dielectric growth window was wet etched after circuit fabrication... and fabrication of LED's grown in...

292

Atmospheric-pressure dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) in air : plasma characterisation for skin therapy.  

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??A pulsed atmospheric-pressure dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) device operating in air is investigated for medical applications such as for skin disinfection and promotion of wound… (more)

Rajasekaran, Priyadarshini

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

A study of microstrip delay lines on high dielectric constant substrates.  

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??Microstrip delay lines have many possible applications in today's world of high frequency communications and radar systems. High dielectric constant (high-x) substrates allow for the… (more)

Ashour, Thomas Joseph

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anomalous dielectric response Sample Search...  

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spherical cavities... When a polar liquid becomes a dielectric? Center for Biological ... Source: Matyushov, Dmitry - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State...

295

On the capillary vibration and stability of a charged bubble in a dielectric liquid  

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The capillary vibration and stability of a charged bubble against infinitesimal volume and shape perturbations when the bubble is immersed in a viscous incompressible dielectric ... noncentrosymmetric radial and ...

A. N. Zharov; A. I. Grigor’ev

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Maximal light-energy transfer through a dielectric/metal-layered electrode on a photoactive device  

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We report the fabrication of an optimized low reflective dielectric/metal-layered electrode that provides significant electrical conductivity and light transparency in the...

Kim, Kyoung-Ho; Park, Q-Han

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Low reflectance radio frequency load  

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A load for traveling microwave energy has an absorptive volume defined by cylindrical body enclosed by a first end cap and a second end cap. The first end cap has an aperture for the passage of an input waveguide with a rotating part that is coupled to a reflective mirror. The inner surfaces of the absorptive volume consist of a resistive material or are coated with a coating which absorbs a fraction of incident RF energy, and the remainder of the RF energy reflects. The angle of the reflector and end caps is selected such that reflected RF energy dissipates an increasing percentage of the remaining RF energy at each reflection, and the reflected RF energy which returns to the rotating mirror is directed to the back surface of the rotating reflector, and is not coupled to the input waveguide. Additionally, the reflector may have a surface which generates a more uniform power distribution function axially and laterally, to increase the power handling capability of the RF load. The input waveguide may be corrugated for HE11 mode input energy.

Ives, R. Lawrence; Mizuhara, Yosuke M

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

APS high heat load monochromator  

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This document contains the design specifications of the APS high heat load (HHL) monochromator and associated accessories as of February 1993. It should be noted that work is continuing on many parts of the monochromator including the mechanical design, crystal cooling designs, etc. Where appropriate, we have tried to add supporting documentation, references to published papers, and calculations from which we based our decisions. The underlying philosophy behind performance specifications of this monochromator was to fabricate a device that would be useful to as many APS users as possible, that is, the design should be as generic as possible. In other words, we believe that this design will be capable of operating on both bending magnet and ID beamlines (with the appropriate changes to the cooling and crystals) with both flat and inclined crystal geometries and with a variety of coolants. It was strongly felt that this monochromator should have good energy scanning capabilities over the classical energy range of about 4 to 20 keywith Si (111) crystals. For this reason, a design incorporating one rotation stage to drive both the first and second crystals was considered most promising. Separate rotary stages for the first and second crystals can sometimes provide more flexibility in their capacities to carry heavy loads (for heavily cooled first crystals or sagittal benders of second crystals), but their tuning capabilities were considered inferior to the single axis approach.

Lee, W.K.; Mills, D.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

System and method employing a minimum distance and a load feature database to identify electric load types of different electric loads  

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A method identifies electric load types of a plurality of different electric loads. The method includes providing a load feature database of a plurality of different electric load types, each of the different electric load types including a first load feature vector having at least four different load features; sensing a voltage signal and a current signal for each of the different electric loads; determining a second load feature vector comprising at least four different load features from the sensed voltage signal and the sensed current signal for a corresponding one of the different electric loads; and identifying by a processor one of the different electric load types by determining a minimum distance of the second load feature vector to the first load feature vector of the different electric load types of the load feature database.

Lu, Bin; Yang, Yi; Sharma, Santosh K; Zambare, Prachi; Madane, Mayura A

2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

300

Nonlinear wave loads on a three-column TLP in real seas  

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of offshore structures. In extreme storm sea conditions waves are significantly non- Gaussian and create remarkable nonlinear excitation loads, especially for the surface- piercing-column support of shuctures such as semi-submersibles, tension leg platforms... of offshore structures. In extreme storm sea conditions waves are significantly non- Gaussian and create remarkable nonlinear excitation loads, especially for the surface- piercing-column support of shuctures such as semi-submersibles, tension leg platforms...

Wang, Zhongmin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Computer subroutine for estimating aerodynamic blade loads on Darrieus vertical axis wind turbines. [FORCE code  

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An important aspect of structural design of the Darrieus rotor is the determination of aerodynamic blade loads. This report describes a load generator which has been used at Sandia for quasi-static and dynamic rotor analyses. The generator is based on the single streamtube aerodynamic flow model and is constructed as a FORTRAN IV subroutine to facilitate its use in finite element structural models. Input and output characteristics of the subroutine are described and a complete listing is attached as an appendix.

Sullivan, W. N.; Leonard, T. M.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

1993 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

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The Loads and Resources Study is presented in three documents: (1) this summary of Federal system and Pacific Northwest region loads and resources; (2) a technical appendix detailing forecasted Pacific Northwest economic trends and loads, and (3) a technical appendix detailing the loads and resources for each major Pacific Northwest generating utility. In this loads and resources study, resource availability is compared with a range of forecasted electricity consumption. The forecasted future electricity demands -- firm loads -- are subtracted from the projected capability of existing and {open_quotes}contracted for{close_quotes} resources to determine whether Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the region will be surplus or deficit. If resources are greater than loads in any particular year or month, there is a surplus of energy and/or capacity, which BPA can sell to increase revenues. Conversely, if firm loads exceed available resources, there is a deficit of energy and/or capacity, and additional conservation, contract purchases, or generating resources will be needed to meet load growth. The Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study analyzes the Pacific Northwest`s projected loads and available generating resources in two parts: (1) the loads and resources of the Federal system, for which BPA is the marketing agency; and (2) the larger Pacific Northwest regional power system, which includes loads and resource in addition to the Federal system. The loads and resources analysis in this study simulates the operation of the power system under the Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement (PNCA) produced by the Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group. This study presents the Federal system and regional analyses for five load forecasts: high, medium-high, medium, medium-low, and low. This analysis projects the yearly average energy consumption and resource availability for Operating Years (OY) 1994--95 through 2003--04.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Extrinsic mechanism for giant dielectric response in Ba{sub 0.70}Sr{sub 0.30}(Fe{sub 0.5}Nb{sub 0.5})O{sub 3} ceramic  

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To obtain the high dielectric constant, the effect of sintering process on the electrical properties of Ba{sub 0.70}Sr{sub 0.30}(Fe{sub 0.5}Nb{sub 0.5})O{sub 3} ceramics were investigated. X-ray diffraction pattern of the samples at room temperature shows a monoclinic structure. Microstructure analysis shows well-grown and dense microstructure in all the samples. We found giant dielectric constant (?3.59 × 10{sup 5}) with low dielectric loss (?0.49) at room temperature for 2 hr sintered sample at 1250 °C. The extrinsic phenomena like interfacial polarization due to space charge accumulation at grain boundaries are discussed.

Patel, Piyush Kumar, E-mail: klyadav35@yahoo.com; Yadav, K. L., E-mail: klyadav35@yahoo.com; Durgesh, E-mail: klyadav35@yahoo.com [Smart Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

304

High voltage load resistor array  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high voltage resistor comprising an array of a plurality of parallel electrically connected resistor elements each containing a resistive solution, attached at each end thereof to an end plate, and about the circumference of each of the end plates, a corona reduction ring. Each of the resistor elements comprises an insulating tube having an electrode inserted into each end thereof and held in position by one or more hose clamps about the outer periphery of the insulating tube. According to a preferred embodiment, the electrode is fabricated from stainless steel and has a mushroom shape at one end, that inserted into the tube, and a flat end for engagement with the end plates that provides connection of the resistor array and with a load.

Lehmann, Monty Ray (Smithfield, VA)

2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

305

Conductivity and dielectric constants of LiD  

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The dielectric constant of LiD has been measured in the frequency region 5-500 kHz at different temperatures up to 340 °C. Compared to the results of other workers, the LiD conductivity curves are found to be displaced slightly to lower values than those of LiH. Furthermore, it is also proved that the high ac-conductivity values found by other workers at low temperature in the case of LiH correspond not to true conductivity but are caused by reorientation of complexes. Activation energies corresponding to the motion of a free cation vacancy or the reorientation of complexes have been determined.

P. Varotsos

1974-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

306

Dielectric properties of glasses at ultra low temperatures  

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A temperature dependence in the dielectric constant of vitreous silica has been measured down to a few hundred microkelvin at frequencies between 110Hz and 10kHz. Homosil glass shows a logarithmic increase below 10 mK down to the lowest temperature of 0.61 mK. On the other hand, Suprasil glass exhibits a saturation behavior following a logarithmic increase above 3 mK. These phenomena are discussed on the basis of the two level system. 6 refs., 2 figs.

Nishiyama, H.; Akimoto, H.; Okuda, Y.; Ishimoto, H. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Methods for Analyzing Electric Load Shape and its Variability  

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graphical displays of load data. We then define someAlthough simply overlaying load data from different timeprovide a good fit to load data in most buildings; their

Price, Philip

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Plastic instabilities in statically and dynamically loaded spherical vessels  

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Significant changes were made in design limits for pressurized vessels in the 2007 version of the ASME Code (Section VIII, Div. 3) and 2008 and 2009 Addenda. There is now a local damage-mechanics based strain-exhaustion limit as well as the well-known global plastic collapse limit. Moreover, Code Case 2564 (Section VIII, Div. 3) has recently been approved to address impulsively loaded vessels. It is the purpose of this paper to investigate the plastic collapse limit as it applies to dynamically loaded spherical vessels. Plastic instabilities that could potentially develop in spherical shells under symmetric loading conditions are examined for a variety of plastic constitutive relations. First, a literature survey of both static and dynamic instabilities associated with spherical shells is presented. Then, a general plastic instability condition for spherical shells subjected to displacement controlled and impulsive loading is given. This instability condition is evaluated for six plastic and visco-plastic constitutive relations. The role of strain-rate sensitivity on the instability point is investigated. Calculations for statically and dynamically loaded spherical shells are presented, illustrating the formation of instabilities as well as the role of imperfections. Conclusions of this work are that there are two fundamental types of instabilities associated with failure of spherical shells. In the case of impulsively loaded vessels, where the pulse duration is short compared to the fundamental period of the structure, one instability type is found not to occur in the absence of static internal pressure. Moreover, it is found that the specific role of strain-rate sensitivity on the instability strain depends on the form of the constitutive relation assumed.

Duffey, Thomas A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rodriguez, Edward A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Environmental Effects on Subcritical Delamination of Dielectric and Metal Films from Organosilicate Glass (OSG) Thin Films  

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Environmental Effects on Subcritical Delamination of Dielectric and Metal Films from Organosilicate., Dallas, TX 75243, USA ABSTRACT Subcritical delamination of dielectric and metal films from organosilicate/SiNx. For both sets of experiments, subcritical crack growth in OSG is found to be described by a model

310

Study of Dielectric Properties of Dry and Saturated Green River Oil Shale  

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Study of Dielectric Properties of Dry and Saturated Green River Oil Shale ... We measured the dielectric permittivity of dry and fluid saturated Green River oil shale samples over a frequency range of 1 MHz to 1.8 GHz. ... Implications of these observations for the in situ electromagnetic or radio frequency heating of oil shale to produce oil and gas are discussed. ...

Jerry J. Sweeney; Jeffery J. Roberts; Philip E. Harben

2007-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

311

Dielectric back scattering patterns for light trapping in thin-film Si solar cells  

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Dielectric back scattering patterns for light trapping in thin-film Si solar cells M. van Lare,1 of dielectric and metallic backscattering patterns in thin-film a-Si:H solar cells. We compare devices. Zhu, C.-M. Hsu, Z. Yu, S. Fan, and Y. Cui, "Nanodome solar cells with efficient light management

Polman, Albert

312

Dielectric properties of liquid ethanol. A computer simulation study Leonor Saiz  

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Dielectric properties of liquid ethanol. A computer simulation study Leonor Saiz Departament de Fi Static and dynamic dielectric properties of liquid ethanol have been studied as a function of the wave, but in the case of ethanol, the latter are restricted to the microwave region of the spectra6 and to the infrared

Saiz, Leonor

313

Polarizability fluctuations in dielectric materials with quenched disorder Xueyu Song,1  

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disordered or inhomogeneous systems such as proteins and zeolites, however, this approach is no longer validPolarizability fluctuations in dielectric materials with quenched disorder Z. G. Yu,1 Xueyu Song,1 of dielectric response for spatially disordered materials. In this model the local polariz- ability r

Song, Xueyu

314

Effect of anode dielectric coating on Hall thruster operation Y. Raitses, and N. J. Fisch  

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Effect of anode dielectric coating on Hall thruster operation L. Dorf,a) Y. Raitses, and N. J phenomenon observed in the near-anode region of a Hall thruster is that the anode fall changes from positive to negative upon removal of the dielectric coating, which is produced on the anode surface during the normal

315

Graphene field-effect transistors based on boron nitride gate dielectrics Inanc Meric1  

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Graphene field-effect transistors based on boron nitride gate dielectrics Inanc Meric1 , Cory Dean1, 10027 Tel: (212) 854-2529, Fax: (212) 932-9421, Email: shepard@ee.columbia.edu Abstract Graphene field of graphene, as the gate dielectric. The devices ex- hibit mobility values exceeding 10,000 cm2 /V

Shepard, Kenneth

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FDTD Analysis of Patch Antennas on High Dielectric-Constant Substrates Surrounded  

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P42655 1 FDTD Analysis of Patch Antennas on High Dielectric-Constant Substrates Surrounded constant is the dominant mechanism affecting the radiation pattern of a patch antenna fabricated along the dielectric substrate, thus reducing the unwanted diffraction. Patch antennas surrounded

Tentzeris, Manos

317

Estimating Demand Response Load Impacts: Evaluation of Baseline Load Models for Non-Residential Buildings in California  

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electric  interval  load  data  are  available  through details,  each uses electric load data from a period before using  customer  load  data  [KEMA  2003,  Quantum  2004, 

Coughlin, Katie; Piette, Mary Ann; Goldman, Charles; Kiliccote, Sila

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Evaluation criteria and procedure for nuclear power plant temporary loads/temporary conditions  

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Operating nuclear power plants frequently encounter temporary loads/temporary conditions in plant normal operation and maintenance (O and M). The most obvious examples are installation of temporary shielding and scaffolding, or removal of certain supports, to facilitate plant refueling and maintenance outage activities. Short-term operability calls such as those due to snubber failures or unanticipated transients also create temporary loads/temporary conditions. These temporary situations often generate loads that are outside the original plant design basis. Consequently, separate evaluations are needed to ensure that plant structures, systems and components (SSCs) maintain their integrity and functionality while these temporary loads are active. Also, the temporary structures and components need to be evaluated to ensure their integrity during the temporary duration of use. Three types of approaches are normally adopted either individually or in combination to perform needed evaluations: relax the design allowables, use a more refined analysis model but retain the design basis acceptance criteria, or offset temporary loads by eliminating or reducing part of the design basis loads based on short duration considerations. This paper reviews temporary loading/temporary condition issues and the current industry criteria and procedures proposed in dealing with these issues. Where appropriate, regulatory positions on temporary loads/temporary conditions are discussed.

Tang, H.T. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); Minichiello, J.C. [Commonwealth Edison Co., Downers Grove, IL (United States); Olson, D.E. [Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, IL (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Surface modified spin-on xerogel films as interlayer dielectrics  

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SiO 2 -based xerogels are highly porous materials that may enhance the performance of microelectronicdevices due to their extremely low dielectric constants (?=1.36–2.2). Conventional xerogel and aerogel manufacturing techniques include an expensive and hazardous supercritical drying step to deposit crack free high porosity films. Ambient drying techniques have recently been developed and in this article we discuss how the process parameters in the ambient drying process affect the properties of a spin-coated film. Successful spin-on deposition of highly porous (>70%) thick (>1 ?m) crack-free xerogel films was accomplished using a solvent saturated atmosphere during spinning and aging. The saturated atmosphere allowed for the isolation of each processing step and a better understanding of the effects of process variable changes. The film porosity was controlled by varying the extent of silylation (surface modification) the aging time or the initial water/silane ratio. Fourier transform infrared spectra demonstrated that silylation of xerogel films helps eliminate bound moisture in these films and renders them hydrophobic. Finally the dielectric constants extrapolated from refractive index measurements were in good agreement with those obtained from our conventional electrical measurements.

S. V. Nitta; V. Pisupatti; A. Jain; P. C. Wayner Jr.; W. N. Gill; J. L. Plawsky

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Reservoir compaction loads on casings and liners  

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Pressure drawdown due to production from a reservoir causes compaction of the reservoir formation which induces axial and radial loads on the wellbore. Reservoir compaction loads increase during the production life of a well, and are greater for deviated wells. Presented here are casing and liner loads at initial and final pressure drawdowns for a particular reservoir and at well deviation angles of 0 to 45 degrees.

Wooley, G.R.; Prachner, W.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1991 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

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This study establishes the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) planning basis for supplying electricity to BPA customers. The Loads and Resources Study is presented in three documents: (1) this summary of federal system and Pacific Northwest region loads and resources; (2) a technical appendix detailing forecasted Pacific Northwest economic trends and loads, and (3) a technical appendix detailing the loads and resources for each major Pacific Northwest generating utility. This analysis updates our 1990 study. BPS's long-range planning incorporates resource availability with a range of forecasted electrical consumption. The forecasted future electrical demands-firm loads--are subtracted from the projected capability of existing resources to determine whether BPA and the region will be surplus or deficit. If resources are greater than loads in any particular year or month, there is a surplus of energy and/or capacity, which BPA can sell to increase revenues. Conversely, if firm loads exceed available resources, there is a deficit of energy and/or capacity, then additional conservation, contract purchases, or generating resources will be needed to meet load growth. This study analyzes the Pacific Northwest's projected loads and available generating resources in two parts: (1) the loads and resources of the federal system, for which BPA is the marketing agency; and (2) the larger Pacific Northwest regional profile, which includes loads and resources in addition to the federal system. This study presents the federal system and regional analyses for five load forecasts: high, medium-high, medium, medium-low, and low. This analysis projects the yearly average energy consumption and resource availability for 1992- 2012.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Preliminary Evaluation of Load Management for Electricity End Users  

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The planning, design and implementation of load management is complex and expensive. The results of a load management program are subject to numerous uncertainties related to load characteristics, power cost savings, load management costs...

Collier, S. E.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Loads Providing Ancillary Services: Review of International Experience  

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In PJM for example, loads and generators that can follow theto generators and loads, who can follow operator’s second bya reflection of the load’s inability to follow minute-by-

Heffner, Grayson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

OpenEI Community - load profile  

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/0 en Commercial and /0 en Commercial and Residential Hourly Load Data Now Available on OpenEI! http://en.openei.org/community/blog/commercial-and-residential-hourly-load-data-now-available-openei <span class=Load data" src="http://en.openei.org/community/files/load_data_figure_small.jpg" style="width:527px; height:285px" title="" />Image source: NREL 

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Building Technologies Office Load Control Strategies  

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BTO researches and implements load control strategies, which support the Sustainable and Holistic IntegratioN of Energy storage and Solar PV (SHINES) FOA.

326

Discovering and Loading Data with Power Query  

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Discovering, loading, cleaning, and modifying source data is where Power Query comes in. Using this, the... Data Discovery—Find and connect to a myriad of data sources ...

Adam Aspin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Analysis of a typical Midwestern structure subjected to seismic loads  

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The extent of damage and casualties in Midwest cities such as St. Louis during an earthquake caused by the New Madrid fault system will be due in part to the performance of buildings. Dynamic nonlinear analysis of a reinforced concrete building...

Hart, Jason Frazier

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

328

Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal...  

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

deterministic evaluations of moderate-to-high burnup used nuclear fuel (UNF) mechanical performance under normal conditions of storage (NCS) and normal conditions of...

329

Nuclear structure and nuclear reactions | Argonne Leadership...  

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the production Automatic Dynamic Load Balancing (ADLB) library on the BGP. Steve Pieper, Argonne National Laboratory Nuclear structure and nuclear reactions PI Name: James Vary PI...

330

Online Load Balancing for Related Machines 1 (Revised Piotr Berman  

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s as follows: load(s; i) = 1 v i X s(j)=i p j ; Load(s) = max i load(s; i) It is easy to observe that findingOn­line Load Balancing for Related Machines 1 (Revised Version) Piotr Berman The Pennsylvania State of randomized algorithms for this problem. Key Words: on­line algorithm, load balancing, related machines

Karpinski, Marek

331

Loads Providing Ancillary Services: Review of International Experience  

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Load Following)Imbalance Management (Load Following) Energy Imbalanceload participation in ancillary service markets, we offer the following

Heffner, Grayson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Structures with negative index of refraction  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides simplified negative index materials (NIMs) using wire-pair structures, 4-gap single ring split-ring resonator (SRR), fishnet structures and overleaf capacitor SRR. In the wire-pair arrangement, a pair of short parallel wires and continuous wires are used. In the 4-gap single-ring SRR, the SRRs are centered on the faces of a cubic unit cell combined with a continuous wire type resonator. Combining both elements creates a frequency band where the metamaterial is transparent with simultaneously negative .di-elect cons. and .mu.. In the fishnet structure, a metallic mesh on both sides of the dielectric spacer is used. The overleaf capacitor SRR changes the gap capacities to small plate capacitors by making the sections of the SRR ring overlap at the gaps separated by a thin dielectric film. This technique is applicable to conventional SRR gaps but it best deploys for the 4-gap single-ring structures.

Soukoulis, Costas M. (Ames, IA); Zhou, Jiangfeng (Ames, IA); Koschny, Thomas (Ames, IA); Zhang, Lei (Ames, IA); Tuttle, Gary (Ames, IA)

2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

333

Origin of giant permittivity and high-temperature dielectric anomaly behavior in Na{sub 0.5}Y{sub 0.5}Cu{sub 3}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 12} ceramics  

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Na{sub 0.5}Y{sub 0.5}Cu{sub 3}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 12} ceramics prepared by the conventional solid-state reaction method under various sintering conditions were found to exhibit a giant dielectric constant over 10 000 around room temperature. Two electrical responses were observed in the combined modulus and impedance plots, indicating the presence of Maxwell-Wagner relaxation. The contributions of semiconducting grains and insulating grain boundaries (corresponding to high-frequency and low-frequency electrical response, respectively) played important roles in the dielectric properties of Na{sub 0.5}Y{sub 0.5}Cu{sub 3}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 12} ceramics. The correlations between grain boundaries resistance and low frequency dielectric loss, grains resistance and the position of dielectric loss peak were addressed. Mixed-valent structures of Cu{sup 2+}/Cu{sup 3+} and Ti{sup 3+}/Ti{sup 4+} had been determined using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Electron hopping between Cu{sup 2+} and Cu{sup 3+} and electron transport in Ti{sup 3+}-O-Ti{sup 4+} paths were proposed as the origin of the semiconducting nature of Na{sub 0.5}Y{sub 0.5}Cu{sub 3}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 12} ceramics. In particular, high-temperature dielectric anomaly behavior was investigated in detail. A dielectric peak exhibiting relaxor-like behavior was observed around 200 Degree-Sign C, which was linked with the formation of oxygen vacancies. Based on the electric modulus results, this behavior was explored in the light of the defect formation and explained in terms of a competition process depending on the combinational contribution to polarization between n- and p-type carriers rather than a relaxation process.

Liang, Pengfei; Li, Yanyan; Wei, Lingling; Yang, Zupei [Key Laboratory for Macromolecular Science of Shaanxi Province School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062, Shaanxi (China)] [Key Laboratory for Macromolecular Science of Shaanxi Province School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062, Shaanxi (China); Zhao, Yuqing [Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)] [Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)

2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

334

Depolarized light scattering and dielectric response of a peptide dissolved in water  

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The density and orientational relaxation of bulk water can be separately studied by depolarized light scattering (DLS) and dielectric spectroscopy (DS), respectively. Here, we ask the question of what are the leading collective modes responsible for polarization anisotropy relaxation (DLS) and dipole moment relaxation (DS) of solutions involving mostly hydrophobic solute-water interfaces. We study, by atomistic molecular dynamics simulations, the dynamics and structure of hydration water interfacing N-Acetyl-leucine-methylamide dipeptide. The DLS response of the solution is consistent with three relaxation processes: bulk water, rotations of single solutes, and collective dipole-induced-dipole polarizability of the solutes, with the time-scale of 130–200 ps. No separate DLS response of the hydration shell has been identified by our simulations. Density fluctuations of the hydration layer, which largely contribute to the response, do not produce a dynamical process distinct from bulk water. We find that the structural perturbation of the orientational distribution of hydration waters by the dipeptide solute is quite significant and propagates ?3?5 hydration layers into the bulk. This perturbation is still below that produced by hydrated globular proteins. Despite this structural perturbation, there is little change in the orientational dynamics of the hydration layers, compared to the bulk, as probed by both single-particle orientational dynamics and collective dynamics of the dipole moment of the shells. There is a clear distinction between the perturbation of the interfacial structure by the solute-solvent interaction potential and the perturbation of the interfacial dynamics by the corresponding forces.

Martin, Daniel R. [Department of Physics, Arizona State University, PO Box 871604, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1604 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Arizona State University, PO Box 871604, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1604 (United States); Fioretto, Daniele [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Perugia, via Pascoli, 06123 Perugia (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Perugia, via Pascoli, 06123 Perugia (Italy); Matyushov, Dmitry V., E-mail: dmitrym@asu.edu [Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, PO Box 871604, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1604 (United States)

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

335

Electrical and Production Load Factors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

behind energy use (such as technology) and account for structural differences in industries between countries, therefore allowing for a fair comparison of energy efficiency performance [12]. More importantly, the IEA?s work provides a basis... by the IEA, comprehensive analysis and review of available data and dialogue with experts in different industries. It is difficult to develop a single indicator of energy for an industry and therefore, a number of indicators need to be used to provide a...

Sen, Tapajyoti

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

336

The Promise of Load Balancing the Parameterization of Moist Convection Using a Model Data Load Index  

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The parameterization of physical processes in atmospheric general circulation models contributes to load imbalances among individual processors of message-passing distributed-multiprocessor systems. Load imbalances increase the overall time to ...

S. P. Muszala; D. A. Connors; J. J. Hack; G. Alaghband

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Load Forecast For use in Resource Adequacy  

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p g Monthly employment data for 1995-2012 from Bureau of Labor Statistics. H l Di S i I d l d d f Loads 1995-2012 employment 7) Estimate 84 sets of Daily Temperature Sensitive Loads Using 1928 regional employment 8) Adjust for Embedded and Target Conservation amounts Factor s for each day #12;Input

338

Load Management DSM: Past, Present & Future  

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Load Management has grown in acceptance over the past several decades as a reliable means to provide a demand-side resource of demand capacity. This paper first reviews the significant break-throughs of load management technology then sets the stage...

Gardner, E.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Thermionic converter in load-switching mode  

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An electrical equivalent circuit is proposed for a thermionic electrogenerating element. It is suitable for calculation of transients in load-switching mode. Formulas are given for estimating circuit parameters. A sample numerical calculation is given for the transient between no-load and short-circuit regimes. The results may be employed to identify experimental data in the frequency domain.

Mendel'baum, M.A.; Es'kov, V.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

1997 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

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The 1997 White Book is presented in two documents: (1) this summary of Federal system and Pacific Northwest region loads and resources; and (2) a technical appendix detailing the loads and resources for each major Pacific Northwest generating utility. Data detailing Pacific Northwest non-utility generating (NUG) resources is also available upon request. This analysis updates the 1996 pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study, published in December 1996. In this loads and resources study, resource availability is compared with a medium forecast of electricity consumption. This document analyzes the Pacific Northwest`s projected loads and available generating resources in two parts: (1) the loads and resources of the Federal system, for which BPA is the marketing agency; and (2) the larger Pacific Northwest regional power system which includes loads and resources in addition to the Federal system. This study presents the Federal system and regional analyses for the medium load forecast. This analysis projects the yearly average energy consumption and resource availability for Operating Years (OY) 1998--99 through 2007--08.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Effects of dynamic conditions and sheave efficiency on hook load, derrick load, and line tension  

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EFFECTS OF DYNAMIC CONDITIONS AND SHEAVE EFFICIENCY ON HOOK LOAD, DERRICK LOAD, AND LINE TENSION A Thesis by GREGORY ROBERT LUKE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering EFFECTS OF DYNAMIC CONDITIONS AND SHEAVE EFFICIENCY ON HOOK LOAD, DERRICK LOAD, AND LINE TENSION A Thesis by GREGORY ROBERT LUKE Approved as to style and content by: Hans...

Luke, Gregory Robert

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Appears in Computer Architecture Letters, Volume 12 (2010) SMT-Directory: Efficient Load-Load Ordering for SMT  

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-thread "read" bit to every data cache line. When a load executes, it sets the bit corresponding to its threadAppears in Computer Architecture Letters, Volume 12 (2010) SMT-Directory: Efficient Load-Load, TSO, and PC enforce load-load ordering, requiring that loads from any single thread appear to occur

Roth, Amir

343

Combi Systems for Low Load homes  

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

text styles text styles Combi Systems for Low Load Homes Center for Energy and Environment, NorthernSTAR, Ben Schoenbauer * Low load homes are more common than ever. * Typical space heating and DHW equipment have capacities larger than necessary * A single heating plant could provide high efficiency heat at lower costs, increased durability and improved combustion safety Context Technical Approach * A condensing water heater and hydronic air handler will used to provide space and water heating loads in almost 300 weatherized homes. * System specifications, sizing, and installation optimization guidelines were all developed. * Contractor capability was developed in MN market, but may not be developed in all local. 4 Recommended Guidance * Determine peak load on system: - Space heating design load (ie 40,000 Btu/hr)

344

Scaling of load in communications networks  

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We show that the load at each node in a preferential attachment network scales as a power of the degree of the node. For a network whose degree distribution is p(k)?k??, we show that the load is l(k)?k? with ?=??1, implying that the probability distribution for the load is p(l)?1/l2 independent of ?. The results are obtained through scaling arguments supported by finite size scaling studies. They contradict earlier claims, but are in agreement with the exact solution for the special case of tree graphs. Results are also presented for real communications networks at the IP layer, using the latest available data. Our analysis of the data shows relatively poor power-law degree distributions as compared to the scaling of the load versus degree. This emphasizes the importance of the load in network analysis.

Onuttom Narayan and Iraj Saniee

2010-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

345

Time and Cognitive Load 1 Time and Cognitive Load in Working Memory  

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Time and Cognitive Load 1 Time and Cognitive Load in Working Memory Pierre Barrouillet*, Sophie Bourgogne Running head: Time and Cognitive Load Corresponding author: Pierre Barrouillet Pierre manuscript, published in "Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 33, 3 (2007

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

346

Blinded by the load: attention, awareness and the role of perceptual load  

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...while including novel data that demonstrate...between perceptual load and the fundamental...effects of perceptual load on visual detection...response gain, the data from each participant...Konstantinou, N. 2014 Data from: blinded by the load: attention, awareness...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Engineering Prototype for a Compact Medical Dielectric Wall Accelerator  

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A compact accelerator system architecture based on the dielectric wall accelerator (DWA) for medical proton beam therapy has been developed by the Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation (CPAC). The major subsystems are a Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) injector linac a pulsed kicker to select the desired proton bunches and a DWA linear accelerator incorporating a high gradient insulator (HGI) with stacked Blumleins to produce the required acceleration energy. The Blumleins are switched with solid state laser?driven optical switches integrated into the Blumlein assemblies. Other subsystems include a high power pulsed laser fiber optic distribution system electrical charging system and beam diagnostics. An engineering prototype has been constructed and characterized and these results will be used within the next three years to develop an extremely compact 150 MeV system capable of modulating energy beam current and spot size on a shot?to?shot basis. This paper presents the details the engineering prototype experimental results and commercialization plans.

Anthony Zografos; Andy Hening; Vladimir Joshkin; Kevin Leung; Dave Pearson; Henry Pearce?Percy; Mario Rougieri; Yoko Parker; John Weir; Donald Blackfield; Yu?Jiuan Chen; Steven Falabella; Gary Guethlein; Brian Poole; Robert W. Hamm; Reinard Becker

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Kinetic dielectric decrement revisited: phenomenology of finite ion concentrations  

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With the help of a recently developed non-equilibrium approach, we investigate the ionic strength dependence of the Hubbard--Onsager dielectric decrement. We compute the depolarization of water molecules caused by the motion of ions in sodium chloride solutions from the dilute regime (0.035 M) up close to the saturation concentration (4.24 M), and find that the kinetic decrement displays a strong nonmonotonic behavior, in contrast to the prediction of available models. We introduce a phenomenological modification of the Hubbard--Onsager continuum theory, that takes into account the screening due to the ionic cloud at mean field level, and, is able to describe the kinetic decrement at high concentrations including the presence of a pronounced minimum.

Marcello Sega; Sofia Kantorovich; Axel Arnold

2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

349

Continuous Self Energy of Ions at the Dielectric Interface  

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We present a simple, unified theory for the self-energy of an ion near a dielectric interface. Our theory accounts for both the short-range (solvation) and long-range (image force) electrostatic forces, charge polarization induced by these forces, and the cavity energy. In contrast to previous models, our self energy is continuous across the interface and thus applicable to both the water and air (oil) sides of the interface. With no fitting parameters, we predict the specific ion effect on the interfacial affinity of halogen anions at the water/air interface, and the strong adsorption of hydrophobic ions at the water/oil interface, in agreement with experiments and atomistic simulations.

Rui Wang; Zhen-Gang Wang

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Metal-dielectric-metal surface plasmon-polariton resonators  

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A theoretical study of standing-wave resonances of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) in finite-length metal-dielectric-metal cavities is presented. A Fabry-Pérot model is constructed to describe the cavity resonances, and the associated optical parameters are calculated analytically. One key parameter is the phase acquired by resonating SPPs upon reflection from cavity end faces. This phase pickup is associated with the near-field energy storage at these end faces, and the imaginary part of the reflection coefficient is shown to be approximately proportional to the stored energy. Using the Fabry-Pérot model, we also calculate the transmission cross section, peak position, as well as the Q factor of the cavity, and we find good agreement with full-field numerical simulations for a wide range of wavelengths and device dimensions.

Anu Chandran; Edward S. Barnard; Justin S. White; Mark L. Brongersma

2012-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

351

Synthesis of zinc oxide particles coated multiwalled carbon nanotubes: Dielectric properties, electromagnetic interference shielding and microwave absorption  

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Graphical abstract: A resistor–capacitor model could well describe the relationships between the structure and the dielectric properties, electromagnetic interference shielding and microwave-absorption of the composites in the frequency range of 2–18 GHz. The resonant behavior associated with the multiwalled carbon nanotubes/zinc oxide (MWCNTs/ZnO) interface greatly broadens the absorption band. Highlights: ? ZnO-immobilized on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs/ZnO) have resonant behavior. ? A resistor–capacitor model describes the relation between the structure and properties. ? The composite with 40 wt% MWCNTs/ZnO has good electromagnetic interference shielding. ? Two different types of absorption peaks are found in the MWCNTs/ZnO composites. ? The existence of MWCNTs/ZnO interface broadens the absorption band. -- Abstract: Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles were coated on the surfaces of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). High resolution transmission electron microscopy images show that the wurtzite ZnO immobilized on the MWCNTs is single-crystalline with a preferential [0 0 0 2] growth direction. A capacitor was generated by the interface of ZnO and MWCNTs, and a resistor–capacitor model could well describe the relationships between the structure and the dielectric properties, electromagnetic interference shielding and microwave-absorption of the composites in the frequency range of 2–18 GHz. The network built by ZnO-immobilized MWCNTs could contribute to the improvement of electrical properties. Resonant peaks associated with the capacitor formed by the interface were observed in the microwave absorption spectra, which suggest that reflection–loss peaks greatly broadens the absorption bandwidth.

Song, Wei-Li [School of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China)] [School of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China); Cao, Mao-Sheng, E-mail: caomaosheng@bit.edu.cn [School of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China)] [School of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China); Wen, Bo; Hou, Zhi-Ling; Cheng, Jin [School of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China)] [School of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China); Yuan, Jie, E-mail: yuanjie4000@sina.com [School of Information Engineering, Central University for Nationality, Beijing 100081 (China)] [School of Information Engineering, Central University for Nationality, Beijing 100081 (China)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

352

Dielectric function of a collisional plasma for arbitrary ionic charge  

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A simple model for the dielectric function of a completely ionized plasma with an arbitrary ionic charge that is valid for long-wavelength high-frequency perturbations is derived using an approximate solution of a linearized Fokker-Planck kinetic equation for electrons with a Landau collision integral. The model accounts for both the electron-ion collisions and the collisions of the subthermal (cold) electrons with thermal ones. The relative contribution of the latter collisions to the dielectric function is treated phenomenologically, introducing some parameter ? that is chosen in such a way as to get a well-known expression for stationary electric conductivity in the low-frequency region and fulfill the requirement of a vanishing contribution of electron-electron collisions in the high-frequency region. This procedure ensures the applicability of our model in a wide range of plasma parameters as well as the frequency of the electromagnetic radiation. Unlike the interpolation formula proposed earlier by Brantov et al. [Brantov et al., JETP 106, 983 (2008)], our model fulfills the Kramers-Kronig relations and permits a generalization for the cases of degenerate and strongly coupled plasmas. With this in mind, a generalization of the well-known Lee-More model [Y. T. Lee and R. M. More, Phys. Fluids 27, 1273 (1984)] for stationary conductivity and its extension to dynamical conductivity [O. F. Kostenko and N. E. Andreev, GSI Annual Report No. GSI-2008-2, 2008 (unpublished), p. 44] is proposed for the case of plasmas with arbitrary ionic charge.

H. B. Nersisyan, M. E. Veysman, N. E. Andreev, and H. H. Matevosyan

2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

353

Submicrosecond pulsed atmospheric glow discharges sustained without dielectric barriers at kilohertz frequencies  

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In this letter, the authors report the experimental observation of a large-volume atmospheric glow discharge sustained without dielectric barriers at 1 kHz. This barrier-free mode of operation is made possible with a submicrosecond pulsed excitation instead of the usual sinusoidal excitation. Its current-voltage characteristics are shown to be very different from conventional atmospheric dielectric barrier discharges, and its generation mechanism is studied with nanosecond resolved optical emission spectroscopy. The pulsed barrier-free atmospheric plasma is shown to produce very intense atomic oxygen emission line at 777 nm, up to one magnitude more intensive than that of a comparable atmospheric dielectric barrier discharge.

Walsh, J. L.; Shi, J. J.; Kong, M. G. [Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU (United Kingdom)

2006-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Variability of Load and Net Load in Case of Large Scale Distributed Wind Power  

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Large scale wind power production and its variability is one of the major inputs to wind integration studies. This paper analyses measured data from large scale wind power production. Comparisons of variability are made across several variables: time scale (10-60 minute ramp rates), number of wind farms, and simulated vs. modeled data. Ramp rates for Wind power production, Load (total system load) and Net load (load minus wind power production) demonstrate how wind power increases the net load variability. Wind power will also change the timing of daily ramps.

Holttinen, H.; Kiviluoma, J.; Estanqueiro, A.; Gomez-Lazaro, E.; Rawn, B.; Dobschinski, J.; Meibom, P.; Lannoye, E.; Aigner, T.; Wan, Y. H.; Milligan, M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dehumidification and cooling loads from ventilation air  

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The importance of controlling humidity in buildings is cause for concern, in part, because of indoor air quality problems associated with excess moisture in air-conditioning systems. But more universally, the need for ventilation air has forced HVAC equipment (originally optimized for high efficiency in removing sensible heat loads) to remove high moisture loads. To assist cooling equipment and meet the challenge of larger ventilation loads, several technologies have succeeded in commercial buildings. Newer technologies such as subcool/reheat and heat pipe reheat show promise. These increase latent capacity of cooling-based systems by reducing their sensible capacity. Also, desiccant wheels have traditionally provided deeper-drying capacity by using thermal energy in place of electrical power to remove the latent load. Regardless of what mix of technologies is best for a particular application, there is a need for a more effective way of thinking about the cooling loads created by ventilation air. It is clear from the literature that all-too-frequently, HVAC systems do not perform well unless the ventilation air loads have been effectively addressed at the original design stage. This article proposes an engineering shorthand, an annual load index for ventilation air. This index will aid in the complex process of improving the ability of HVAC systems to deal efficiently with the amount of fresh air the industry has deemed useful for maintaining comfort in buildings. Examination of typical behavior of weather shows that latent loads usually exceed sensible loads in ventilation air by at least 3:1 and often as much as 8:1. A designer can use the engineering shorthand indexes presented to quickly assess the importance of this fact for a given system design. To size those components after they are selected, the designer can refer to Chapter 24 of the 1997 ASHRAE Handbook--Fundamentals, which includes separate values for peak moisture and peak temperature.

Harriman, L.G. III [Mason-Grant, Portsmouth, NH (United States); Plager, D. [Quantitative Decision Support, Portsmouth, NH (United States); Kosar, D. [Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep dielectric charging effects due to high-energy electrons in earth's outer magnetosphere  

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Many spacecraft operational problems in the earth's outer magnetosphere appear to be due to intense, transient radiation phenomena. Three types of naturally occuring, and highly variable, hostile particle radiation environments are encountered at, or near, the geostationary orbit: (1) high-energy protons due to solar flares; (2) energetic ions and electrons produced by magnetospheric substorms; and (3) very-high-energy electrons of uncertain origin. In this paper, particular emphasis is given to highly relativistic electrons (3–10 MeB). Electron fluxes and energy spectra are shown which were measured by two high-energy electron sensory systems at 6.6RE from 1979 through 1984. Large, persistent increases in this population were found to be relatively infrequent and sporadic in 1978-81 around solar maximum. During the approach to solar minimum (1981-present) it is observed that the highly relastivistic electrons occur with occur with a regular 27-day periodicity, and are well associated with the re-established solar wind stream structures. Through a superposed epoch analysis technique we show that an energetic electron enhancement typically rises on 2- to 3-day time scale and decays on 3- to 4-day scale at essentially all energies above ca. 3 MeV. The present analysis suggests that these electrons have a very deletrious influence on spacecraft systems due to deep dielectric charging and low-dose susceptibility effects.

D.N. Baker; R.D. Belian; P.R. Higbie; R.W. Klebesadel; J.B. Blake

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-efficiency, dielectric multilayer gratings optimized for manufacturability and laser damage threshold  

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Ultrashort pulse, high-intensity lasers offer new opportunities for the study of light-matter interaction and for inertial confinement fusion. A 100 Terawatt laser operating 400 fs and 1.053 {mu}m is operational at LLNL, and a 1000 Terawatt (Petawatt) laser will come online in early 1996. These lasers use large-aperture (40 cm and 94 cm diameter, respectively) diffraction gratings to compress the amplified laser pulse. At present, hologrphically produced, gold overcoated photoresist gratings are used: these gratings represent the fuse in the laser chain. Higher laser damage thresholds and higher diffraction efficiencies are theoretically possible with multilayer dielectric gratings (MDG`s). A number of design parameters regarding both the multilayer stack and the etched grating structure can be optimized to maximize the laser damage threshold and also improve the processing latitude for the interference lithography and reactive ion etching steps used during manufacture of these gratings. This paper presents model predictions for the behavior of hafnia/silica MDG`s both during processing and in operation, and presents experimental data on the diffraction efficiency and short- pulse laser damage threshold for optimized witness gratings.

Britten, J.A.; Perry, M.D.; Shore, B.W.; Boyd, R.D.; Loomis, G.E.; Chow, R.

1995-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Mean and peak wind loads on heliostats  

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Mean and peak wind loads on flat rectangular or circular heliostats were measured on models in a boundary layer wind tunnel which included an atmospheric surface layer simulation. Horizontal and vertical forces, moments about horizontal axes at the ground level and at the centerline of the heliostat, and the moment about the vertical axis through the heliostat center were measured. Results showed that loads are higher than predicted from results obtained in a uniform, low-turbulence flow due to the presence of turbulence. Reduced wind loads were demonstrated for heliostats within a field of heliostats and upper bound curves were developed to provide preliminary design coefficients.

Peterka, J.A.; Tan, Z.; Cermak, J.E.; Bienkiewicz, B.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Plasticization and Reinforcement in a Boron Cage Compound Polyurethane Nanocomposite: A Dielectric Study  

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In order to control and modify the physical properties of nanocomposite systems, it is essential to understand the nano-filler/polymer structure-property relationships. Boron cage compounds (BCCs) are a class of icosahedral, closed cage molecules that are of interest due to their high boron content and inherent neutron absorbing/shielding properties, and because of their ability to act as molecular nano-particles. When the BCC n-hexylcarborane is blended with a polybutadiene (PBD)/polyurethane (PU) segmented copolymer (EN8) an increase in the glass transition (Tg) temperature of the PBD phase (reinforcement) and a decrease in the Tg temperatures of the PU phases (plasticization) are observed. These observations were investigated by examining the dielectric relaxation properties of copolymer samples with and without added n-hexylcarborane (0wt% and 5wt% n-hexylcarborane) using broadband dielectric spectroscopy in the frequency range from 0.01 to 1 MHz and temperature range from -140 to 130 °C. Parametric fitting techniques aided in the identification of two ? relaxation processes associated with the glass transitions of the soft PBD phase and the hard urethane phases, and a secondary ? relaxation process due to the localized motions of side groups. The conductivities at low frequencies were also identified and modeled. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) did not indicate the presence of a crystalline component within the copolymer samples, so interfacial polarization (Maxwell-Wagner-Sillars) relaxation is not possible. A relaxation map (Arrhenius diagram) associated with these processes has been developed from the experimental data to elucidate the role of n-hexylcarborane in the molecular dynamics of the system. Values of fitting parameters, calculated Tg values, and a fragility index are also given for comparison. Reduced localized motion of the soft PBD phase, as well as reinforcement of the hard urethane phases is observed upon the introduction of n-hexylcarborane. The hypothesis that the n-hexylcarborane content preferentially locates within the hard urethane phases is supported by the observed decrease of the fragility index and Tg of the urethane phases.

Bowen, Dan; Liu, J.; Zhang, X.; Eastwood, E.; Bowler, N.

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

360

Inflated contours for extreme response prediction in complex structural systems  

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This study investigates the technique of environmental contour inflation to account for statistical uncertainties in either the loading or the response. Complex structural systems are treated as simple systems and the additional loadings are treated...

Van De Lindt, John Willem

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of multifunctional software for evaluating the photonic properties of new dielectric composite geometries  

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Software was developed for solving Maxwell's equations using the finite-difference time-domain method, and was used to study 2D and 3D dielectric composites. The software was written from the ground up to be fast, extensible, ...

Cogswell, Daniel A. (Daniel Aaron)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Hierarchical dielectric orders in layered ferroelectrics Bi2SiO5  

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A hierarchical dielectric ordering in ferroelectric Bi2SiO5 was visualized by means of the maximum entropy method combined with electrostatic potential analysis via synchrotron radiation X-ray powder diffraction.

Kim, Y.

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

363

Diagnosis of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet using a single dielectric barrier discharge  

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An optical investigation is presented for a plasma jet device with utilizes a discharge mechanism between a bare metal electrode and a dielectric barrier on a ground electrode. The length of the plasma plume i...

Y. H. Lee; C. S. Ha; H-J. Lee; H. J. Lee

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Plasma Polymerization in an Atmospheric Pressure Dielectric Barrier Discharge in a Flowing Gas  

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The plasma of atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharges (DBD) has ... ozone generation by Siemens 1857. Non-thermal atmospheric pressure discharges are of considerable interest because...1, 2.... The DBD...

Rüdiger Foest; Martin Schmidt; Jürgen F. Behnke

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Numerical simulation of the interaction of atmospheric pressure plasma discharges with dielectric surfaces.  

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??In this Ph.D. thesis, we have carried out 2D numerical simulations to study the influence of dielectric surfaces on the propagation dynamics of plasma discharges… (more)

Pechereau, François

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Physical understanding and modeling of chemical mechanical planarization in dielectric materials  

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Chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) has become the enabling planarization technique of choice for current and emerging silicon integrated circuit (IC) fabrication processes. This work studies CMP in dielectric materials ...

Xie, Xiaolin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Vibrational, giant dielectric and AC conductivity properties of agglomerated CuO nanostructures  

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We report frequency, temperature dependent dielectric response and AC conductivity of nanocrystalline CuO. These nanoparticles were prepared using sol–gel technique. Prepared particles were made as a pellet us...

K. R. Deepthi; T. Pandiyarajan…

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Enhanced dielectric properties from barium strontium titanate films with strontium titanate buffer layers  

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Enhanced dielectric properties from barium strontium titanate films with strontium titanate buffer in their PE state. One of the leading material candidates for tunable materials is barium strontium titanate

Alpay, S. Pamir

369

Dielectric tunability of ,,110... oriented barium strontium titanate epitaxial films on ,,100... orthorhombic substrates  

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Dielectric tunability of ,,110... oriented barium strontium titanate epitaxial films on ,,100 materials such as barium strontium titanate Ba1-xSrxTiO3 BST have emerged as leading candidates

Alpay, S. Pamir

370

Dielectric and pyroelectric properties of barium strontium titanate films on orthorhombic substrates with ,,110.../ /,,100... epitaxy  

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Dielectric and pyroelectric properties of barium strontium titanate films on orthorhombic: 10.1063/1.2729474 I. INTRODUCTION Thin films of barium strontium titanate BaxSr1-xTiO3, BST

Alpay, S. Pamir

371

Zirconium-doped tantalum oxide high-k gate dielectric films  

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layer formation and properties were studied with or without an inserted thin tantalum nitride (TaNx) layer. The gate electrode material influence on the dielectric properties was also investigated. Four types of gate materials, i.e., aluminum (Al...

Tewg, Jun-Yen

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

372

Dielectric and electromechanical properties of barium and zirconium co-doped sodium bismuth titanate  

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Compositional exploration was conducted within the alkaline bismuth titanate system by doping on the A- and B- sites with Ba?² and Zr??, respectively. Results on the phase, dielectric and electromechanical properties of ...

Sheets, Sossity A. (Sossity Amber), 1973-

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of microstrip delay lines on high dielectric constant substrates  

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Microstrip delay lines have many possible applications in today's world of high frequency communications and radar systems. High dielectric constant (high-x) substrates allow for the building of miniaturized microstrip delay fines which...

Ashour, Thomas Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

374

Stability of the equilibrium states of a charged bubble in a dielectric liquid  

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The stability of equilibrium states of a charged spherical bubble in dielectric fluid with respect to centrally ... a nonlinear equation describing radial oscillations of the bubble in the neighborhoods of its si...

A. I. Grigor’ev; A. N. Zharov

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Stability of a bubble in a dielectric liquid in an external electrostatic field  

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Critical instability conditions are found for a gas bubble in a liquid dielectric in a uniform external electrostatic field E 0. It is shown that they depend both on the magnitude of E ...

A. I. Grigor’ev; A. N. Zharov; S. O. Shiryaeva

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Stability of a charged bubble in a dielectric liquid against radial perturbations  

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It is shown that the critical conditions for instability of a charged vapor-gas bubble in a dielectric liquid against virtual radially symmetric volume perturbations are substantially less stringent than the c...

A. I. Grigor’ev

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Fundamentals of Nucleate Pool Boiling of Highly-Wetting Dielectric Liquids  

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Direct cooling with inert, dielectric liquids may well become the technique of choice for the thermal management of future electronic systems. Due to the efficiency of phase-change processes and the simplicity...

Avram Bar-Cohen

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

P(VDF–TrFE–CFE)-based percolative composites exhibiting significantly enhanced dielectric properties  

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All-organic three-component composites were fabricated by embedding conductive polyaniline (PANI) into a dielectrically enhanced matrix of poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene- chlorofluoroethylene) [P(VDF–...

Jingwen Wang; Congcong Wu; Ruonan Liu; Shuqin Li

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Improvement of Laser Damage Resistance and Diffraction Efficiency of Multilayer Dielectric Diffraction Gratings by HF-Etchback Linewidth Tailoring  

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Multilayer dielectric (MLD) diffraction gratings for Petawatt-class laser systems possess unique laser damage characteristics. Details of the shape of the grating lines and the concentration of absorbing impurities on the surface of the grating structures both have strong effects on laser damage threshold. It is known that electric field enhancement in the solid material comprising the grating lines varies directly with the linewidth and inversely with the line height for equivalent diffraction efficiency. Here, they present an overview of laser damage characteristics of MLD gratings, and describe a process for post-processing ion-beam etched grating lines using very dilute buffered hydrofluoric acid solutions. This process acts simultaneously to reduce grating linewidth and remove surface contaminants, thereby improving laser damage thresholds through two pathways.

Nguyen, H T; Larson, C C; Britten, J A

2010-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

380

Dielectric responses of glass-added Ba0.95Ca0.05Zr0.3Ti0.7O3 ceramics for energy storage capacitors  

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Abstract The structure and energy storage properties of Ba0.95Ca0.05Zr0.3Ti0.7O3 ceramics with different contents of MgO–CaO–Al2O3–SiO2 glass additive added were examined. The dielectric properties of the specimens were studied as a function of temperature and frequency. The specimens displayed a relaxor-like behavior and the glass addition enhanced the diffuseness degree of the ferroelectric–paraelectric phase transition. With increasing glass additive content, the dielectric loss of the specimens steadily increased. Over several decades of frequency, the ac conductivity data of the specimens agreed with the power-law relation of the universal dielectric response (UDR) model, indicating the presence of hopping motion of polarization carriers. Complex impedance analysis confirmed that oxygen ions are the mobile carriers in the specimens. The origin of oxygen-ion conduction in the glass-added specimens is explained in relation to a chemical reaction between the perovskite grains and the glass additive. It is confirmed that, for the glass-added specimens, polarization response resulting from oxygen-ion hopping is responsible for an overall increase of their dielectric loss in a wide frequency range.

Di Zhan; Qing Xu; Duan-Ping Huang; Han-Xing Liu; Wen Chen; Feng Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous Modification of Bottom-Contact Electrode and Dielectric Surfaces for Organic Thin-Film Transistors Through Single-Component Spin-Cast Monolayers  

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An efficient process is developed by spin-coating a single-component, self-assembled monolayer (SAM) to simultaneously modify the bottom-contact electrode and dielectric surfaces of organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs). This efficient interface modification is achieved using n-alkyl phosphonic acid based SAMs to prime silver bottom-contacts and hafnium oxide (HfO{sub 2}) dielectrics in low-voltage OTFTs. Surface characterization using near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and spectroscopic ellipsometry suggest this process yields structurally well-defined phosphonate SAMs on both metal and oxide surfaces. Rational selection of the alkyl length of the SAM leads to greatly enhanced performance for both n-channel (C60) and p-channel (pentacene) based OTFTs. Specifically, SAMs of n-octylphos-phonic acid (OPA) provide both low-contact resistance at the bottom-contact electrodes and excellent interfacial properties for compact semiconductor grain growth with high carrier mobilities. OTFTs based on OPA modifi ed silver electrode/HfO{sub 2} dielectric bottom-contact structures can be operated using < 3V with low contact resistance (down to 700 Ohm-cm), low subthreshold swing (as low as 75 mV dec{sup -1}), high on/off current ratios of 107, and charge carrier mobilities as high as 4.6 and 0.8 cm{sup 2} V{sup -1} s{sup -1}, for C60 and pentacene, respectively. These results demonstrate that this is a simple and efficient process for improving the performance of bottom-contact OTFTs.

O Acton; M Dubey; t Weidner; K OMalley; T Kim; G Ting; D Hutchins; J Baio; T Lovejoy; et al.

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Base Load | Open Energy Information  

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Load Load Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Base Load The minimum amount of electric power delivered or required over a given period at a constant rate.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Baseload (also base load, or baseload demand) is the minimum amount of power that a utility or distribution company must make available to its customers, or the amount of power required to meet minimum demands based on reasonable expectations of customer requirements. Baseload values typically vary from hour to hour in most commercial and industrial areas. Related Terms electricity generation, power, smart grid References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An in Like Like You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. line Glossary Definition Retrieved from

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S-Band Loads for SLAC Linac  

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The S-Band loads on the current SLAC linac RF system were designed, in some cases, 40+ years ago to terminate 2-3 MW peak power into a thin layer of coated Kanthal material as the high power absorber [1]. The technology of the load design was based on a flame-sprayed Kanthal wire method onto a base material. During SLAC linac upgrades, the 24 MW peak klystrons were replaced by 5045 klystrons with 65+ MW peak output power. Additionally, SLED cavities were introduced and as a result, the peak power in the current RF setup has increased up to 240 MW peak. The problem of reliable RF peak power termination and RF load lifetime required a careful study and adequate solution. Results of our studies and three designs of S-Band RF load for the present SLAC RF linac system is discussed. These designs are based on the use of low conductivity materials.

Krasnykh, A.; Decker, F.-J.; /SLAC; LeClair, R.; /INTA Technologies, Santa Clara

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

384

Advancements in rapid load test data regression.  

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??Rate-dependent effects introduced during rapid and/or dynamic events have typically been oversimplified to compensate for deficiencies in present analyses. As load test results are generally… (more)

Stokes, Michael Jeffrey

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

LOAD SHEDDING IN DATA STREAM MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

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In this chapter, we focus on a fundamental problem that is central to a DSMS. Namely, we investigate the problem of load shedding during temporary overload periods. This problem... ...

Sharma Chakravarthy; Qingchun Jiang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

AMTEC Response to Changes in Resistive Loading  

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An important aspect of electric power supply systems is their inherent response time to rapid changes in loading demands. This presentation reviews the experimental response of an Alkali Metal Thermal Electric Converter (AMTEC) system when switched from open circuit to stable resistive loads. Our data show a nominal 35?Watt AMTEC converter responded rapidly throughout the power curve. Response times from open circuit to delivering 90% of peak DC current were within 0.25 milliseconds to 0.85 milliseconds for a range of electrically resistive loads at several typical AMTEC operational temperatures. Such response times to load changes suggest that AMTEC may be suitable as a primary power supply or backup power supply for critical space applications.

Robert W. Fletcher; Thomas K. Hunt

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Poly(methyl methacrylate) as a self-assembled gate dielectric for graphene field-effect transistors  

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We investigate poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) as a low thermal budget organic gate dielectric for graphene field effect-transistors (GFETs) based on a simple process flow. We show that high temperature baking steps above the glass transition temperature (?130?°C) can leave a self-assembled, thin PMMA film on graphene, where we get a gate dielectric almost for “free” without additional atomic layer deposition type steps. Electrical characterization of GFETs with PMMA as a gate dielectric yields a dielectric constant of k?=?3.0. GFETs with thinner PMMA dielectrics have a lower dielectric constant due to decreased polarization arising from neutralization of dipoles and charged carriers as baking temperatures increase. The leakage through PMMA gate dielectric increases with decreasing dielectric thickness and increasing electric field. Unlike conventional high-k gate dielectrics, such low-k organic gate dielectrics are potentially attractive for devices such as the proposed Bilayer pseudoSpin Field-Effect Transistor or flexible high speed graphene electronics.

Sanne, A.; Movva, H. C. P.; Kang, S.; McClellan, C.; Corbet, C. M.; Banerjee, S. K. [Microelectronics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78758 (United States)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

388

Calculations of modal characteristics of dielectric slab waveguides by a hybrid method  

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CALCULATIONS OF MODAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DIELECTRIC SLAB WAVEGUIDES BY A HYBRID METHOD A Thesis by EDDIE TZE-CHUN WONG Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1985 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering CALCULATIONS OF MODAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DIELECTRIC SLAB WAVEGUIDES BY A HYBRID METHOD A Thesis by EDDIE TZE-CHUN WONG Approved as to style and content by: A. K. Chan (Chairman...

Wong, Eddie Tze-Chung

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

389

The development of microstrip to dielectric waveguide transitions and beam steering techniques  

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REFERENCES 54 55 58 APPENDIX A TRANSMISSION LOSS FOR DIFFERENT FOIL LENGTHS . . B ANTENNA PATTERNS AT DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES. . . 62 80 VITA 102 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page 1 Microstrip waveguide. 2 Electric and magnetic flelds on a microstrip. 3... domain with discontinuities caused by: 1) HP8510 to SMA coaxial, 2) SMA coaxial to microstrip, 3) microstrip to dielectric (interface), 4) end of foil on dielectric 24 12 Foil shape that produced the lowest insertion loss. 25 13 Transition loss at 11...

Miller, Jeffrey Allen

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

390

Particle trap with dielectric barrier for use in gas insulated transmission lines  

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A gas-insulated transmission line includes an outer sheath, an inner conductor within the outer sheath, insulating supports supporting the inner conductor within the outer sheath, and an insulating gas electrically insulating the inner conductor from the outer sheath. An apertured particle trapping electrode is disposed within the outer sheath, and the electrode has a pair of dielectric members secured at each longitudinal end thereof, with the dielectric members extending outwardly from the apertured electrode.

Dale, Steinar J. (Monroeville, PA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Three-dimensional boron particle loaded thermal neutron detector  

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Three-dimensional boron particle loaded thermal neutron detectors utilize neutron sensitive conversion materials in the form of nano-powders and micro-sized particles, as opposed to thin films, suspensions, paraffin, etc. More specifically, methods to infiltrate, intersperse and embed the neutron nano-powders to form two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional charge sensitive platforms are specified. The use of nano-powders enables conformal contact with the entire charge-collecting structure regardless of its shape or configuration.

Nikolic, Rebecca J.; Conway, Adam M.; Graff, Robert T.; Kuntz, Joshua D.; Reinhardt, Catherine; Voss, Lars F.; Cheung, Chin Li; Heineck, Daniel

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

392

Wind/Wave Misalignment in the Loads Analysis of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine: Preprint  

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Wind resources far from the shore and in deeper seas have encouraged the offshore wind industry to look into floating platforms. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is developing a new technical specification for the design of floating offshore wind turbines that extends existing design standards for land-based and fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines. The work summarized in this paper supports the development of best practices and simulation requirements in the loads analysis of floating offshore wind turbines by examining the impact of wind/wave misalignment on the system loads under normal operation. Simulations of the OC3-Hywind floating offshore wind turbine system under a wide range of wind speeds, significant wave heights, peak-spectral periods and wind/wave misalignments have been carried out with the aero-servo-hydro-elastic tool FAST [4]. The extreme and fatigue loads have been calculated for all the simulations. The extreme and fatigue loading as a function of wind/wave misalignment have been represented as load roses and a directional binning sensitivity study has been carried out. This study focused on identifying the number and type of wind/wave misalignment simulations needed to accurately capture the extreme and fatigue loads of the system in all possible metocean conditions considered, and for a down-selected set identified as the generic US East Coast site. For this axisymmetric platform, perpendicular wind and waves play an important role in the support structure and including these cases in the design loads analysis can improve the estimation of extreme and fatigue loads. However, most structural locations see their highest extreme and fatigue loads with aligned wind and waves. These results are specific to the spar type platform, but it is expected that the results presented here will be similar to other floating platforms.

Barj, L.; Stewart, S.; Stewart, G.; Lackner, M.; Jonkman, J.; Robertson, A.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Reducing Cache Traffic and Energy with Macro Data Load  

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Reducing Cache Traffic and Energy with Macro Data Load Lei Jin Sangyeun Cho Department of Computer data load, an efficient mechanism to enhance loaded value reuse. A macro data load brings (MVRT) shows the significantly increased reuse opportunities provided by macro data load. We also

Cho, Sangyeun

394

Load apparatus and method for bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen  

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A bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen load apparatus includes: (a) a body having first and second opposing longitudinal ends, the first end comprising an externally threaded portion sized to be threadedly received within the test specimen threaded opening; (b) a longitudinal loading rod having first and second opposing longitudinal ends, the loading rod being slidably received in a longitudinal direction within the body internally through the externally threaded portion and slidably extending longitudinally outward of the body first longitudinal end; (c) a force sensitive transducer slidably received within the body and positioned to engage relative to the loading rod second longitudinal end; and (d) a loading bolt threadedly received relative to the body, the loading bolt having a bearing end surface and being positioned to bear against the transducer to forcibly sandwich the transducer between the loading bolt and loading rod. Also disclosed is a method of in situ determining applied force during crack propagation in a bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen. 6 figs.

Buescher, B.J. Jr.; Lloyd, W.R.; Ward, M.B.; Epstein, J.S.

1997-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

395

Load apparatus and method for bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen load apparatus includes: a) a body having first and second opposing longitudinal ends, the first end comprising an externally threaded portion sized to be threadedly received within the test specimen threaded opening; b) a longitudinal loading rod having first and second opposing longitudinal ends, the loading rod being slidably received in a longitudinal direction within the body internally through the externally threaded portion and slidably extending longitudinally outward of the body first longitudinal end; c) a force sensitive transducer slidably received within the body and positioned to engage relative to the loading rod second longitudinal end; and d) a loading bolt threadedly received relative to the body, the loading bolt having a bearing end surface and being positioned to bear against the transducer to forcibly sandwich the transducer between the loading bolt and loading rod. Also disclosed is a method of in situ determining applied force during crack propagation in a bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen.

Buescher, Jr., Brent J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Lloyd, W. Randolph (Idaho Falls, ID); Ward, Michael B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Epstein, Jonathan S. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

PO. 254 Control of Power Train Loads  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Abstract summary Variable loads along the power train are the primary cause attributed to the failure of gears, bearings, and other mechanical components. The concept of anticipatory control applied to a wind power train is presented. This new approach to power train load management is based on the data reflecting the current status of the power train. The model driving the optimization of the power train loads considers four different objectives, including minimization of the torque variability and power maximization. A software tool for power train load management is presented. This new approach to power train load control is based on the data reflecting the current status of the power train. Such data is collected by a typical SCADA system. The model driving the optimization of the power train loads considers four different objectives, including minimization of the torque variability and power maximization. Details of the model that is applicable to different turbines are presented Objectives Goal: Transform a wind a farm into a wind power plant Example objectives: ? Minimization of the torque ramp rate ? Maximization of the power produced ? Maximization of the power quality Modify the shape of the power curve Methods Data mining/Knowledge discovery

Andrew Kusiak

397

Power System Load Forecasting Based on EEMD and ANN  

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In order to fully mine the characteristics of load data and improve the accuracy of power system load forecasting, a load forecasting model based on Ensemble Empirical Mode ... is proposed in this paper. Firstly,...

Wanlu Sun; Zhigang Liu; Wenfan Li

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Effect of palladium loaded activated carbons on hydrogen storage  

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Pd-loaded high surface area activated carbon (BAC-Pd) was produced from bamboo by carbonization and activation using potassium hydroxide with subsequent loading of palladium. The palladium loaded onto BACs appear...

Masaki Ohno; Nami Okamura; Tomohiro Kose; Takashi Asada…

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

General solutions for thermopiezoelectrics with various holes under thermal loading  

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induced by thermal loads. The loads may be uniform remote heat ¯ow, point heat source and temperature elastic plate with an hole of various shapes subjected to remote uniform mechanical loading. For plane

Qin, Qinghua

400

Theory of Dielectric Constants of LiF  

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The static and high-frequency dielectric constants and the effective charge of LiF are calculated on the basis of a simplified model in which the polarizability of the positive ion is neglected and that of the negative ion is attributed entirely to perturbations in the outermost subshell (2p) of electrons. The present calculation differs from the variational treatment of Yamashita mainly in the inclusion of perturbed wave functions differs from the variational treatment of Yamashita mainly in the inclusion of perturbed wave functions for the 2p electrons which are orthogonal to the core-electron wave functions. Also, different methods are employed in evaluating portions of the energy of the crystal in a field and in deducing the effective charge ratio e*e from the calculated energy. It is found that the use of trial wave functions which preserve the orthogonality within individual ions is of prime importance, and leads to results in generally better agreement with observation than the previously used nonorthogonal functions.

Edwin R. Levin and Elmer L. Offenbacher

1960-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Electron dynamics and energy dissipation in highly excited dielectrics  

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Abstract When dielectrics are irradiated with an ultrashort laser pulse or a swift heavy ion, the transient density of electrons in the conduction band increases considerably. This density is a crucial parameter for the subsequent behavior of the material: After ion irradiation, it influences energy dissipation to the lattice as well as the energy transport to the outer track. For the case of laser irradiation on a timescale of about hundred femtoseconds, the free-electron density increase due to irradiation also determines the further absorption of the pulse energy. Additionally, the distribution function of the excited electrons may influence energy absorption and dissipation. We study the evolution of the free-electron density and energy in laser-irradiated solids on ultrashort timescales. Our calculations also give insights to the case of irradiation with a swift heavy ion. Various theoretical approaches are applied to trace the non-equilibrium distribution function of the highly excited electronic system as well as the energy transfer to the lattice and the transport of heat and carriers to the depth of the irradiated material.

B. Rethfeld; A. Rämer; N. Brouwer; N. Medvedev; O. Osmani

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

SiO2 aerogel ultra low k dielectric patterning using different hard mask concepts and stripping processes  

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The patterning of porous SiO"2 aerogel as ultra low k dielectric has been investigated. Three different concepts were examined to etch this material without damage and to finally integrate it into a copper damascene metallization. Oxygen containing etching ... Keywords: Dielectric thin films, H2/N2 strip, Integrated circuit interconnections, Low dielectric constant, Plasma etching, Porous materials, SiO2 aerogel

F. Blaschta; K. Schulze; S. E. Schulz; T. Gessner

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Using Dielectric Losses to De-Ice Power Transmission Lines with 100 kHz High-Voltage  

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capable of exciting a 1 m test line to 30 kV has been tested and show to be capable of removing a 7 mm iceUsing Dielectric Losses to De-Ice Power Transmission Lines with 100 kHz High-Voltage Excitation J DIELECTRIC LOSSES TO DE-ICE POWER TRANSMISSION LINES . . . 1 Using Dielectric Losses to De-Ice Power

404

Local Soot Loading Distribution in Cordierite Diesel Particulate...  

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

Local Soot Loading Distribution in Cordierite Diesel Particulate Filters by Dynamic Neutron Radiography Local Soot Loading Distribution in Cordierite Diesel Particulate Filters by...

405

Thermal Cycling Combined with Dynamic Mechanical Load: Preliminary...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Load: Preliminary Report This PowerPoint presentation summarizes the efforts of the team led by ESPEC Corp. to investigate thermal cycling combined with dynamic mechanical load, a...

406

Load Shedding in Data Stream Management Systems Using Application Semantics  

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Data Stream Management Systems (DSMSs) process highly ... literature, including capacity planning, scheduling, and load shedding. Existing load shedding approaches drop tuples either randomly or based on the char...

Raman Adaikkalavan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Characterization of Dynamic Loads on Solar Modules with Respect...  

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

Characterization of Dynamic Loads on Solar Modules with Respect to Fracture of Solar Cells Characterization of Dynamic Loads on Solar Modules with Respect to Fracture of Solar...

408

The Development of a Small Engine Based Accelerated Ash Loading...  

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

Accelerated Ash Loading Protocol The Development of a Small Engine Based Accelerated Ash Loading Protocol Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit, Michigan....

409

Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials...  

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

Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials Now Available Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials Now Available September 25,...

410

Dislocation density in copper and tantalum after shock loading up to 20-80 GPa  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

4: Materials-EOS and Thermodynamic Properties 4: Materials-EOS and Thermodynamic Properties Dislocation Density in Copper And Tantalum After Shock Loading Up To 20-100 GPA A.M. Podurets, M.I. Tkachenko, O.N. Ignatova, A.I. Lebedev, V.V. Igonin, V.A. Raevsky RFNC-VNIIEF, Institute of Physics of Explosion, Sarov, Russia Introduction A microstructure of metals at shock loading is determined by the same processes, which occur at any deformation including a competition of two basic mechanisms of plastic strain - dislocation slip and twinning. The action of a specified mechanism of plastic deformation under the conditions of dynamic loading is usually defined by the help of the analysis of samples recovered after loading. We consider the dislocation structure of two metals having various crystal lattices: face-centered cubic copper and body-

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Generation of synthetic benchmark electrical load profiles using publicly available load and weather data  

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Abstract Electrical load profiles of a particular region are usually required in order to study the performance of renewable energy technologies and the impact of different operational strategies on the power grid. Load profiles are generally constructed based on measurements and load research surveys which are capital and labour-intensive. In the absence of true load profiles, synthetically generated load profiles can be a viable alternative to be used as benchmarks for research or renewable energy investment planning. In this paper, the feasibility of using publicly available load and weather data to generate synthetic load profiles is investigated. An artificial neural network (ANN) based method is proposed to synthesize load profiles for a target region using its typical meteorological year 2 (TMY2) weather data as the input. To achieve this, the proposed ANN models are first trained using TMY2 weather data and load profile data of neighbouring regions as the input and targeted output. The limited number of data points in the load profile dataset and the consequent averaging of TMY2 weather data to match its period resulted in limited data availability for training. This challenge was tackled by incorporating generalization using Bayesian regularization into training. The other major challenge was facilitating ANN extrapolation and this was accomplished by the incorporation of domain knowledge into the input weather data for training. The performance of the proposed technique has been evaluated by simulation studies and tested on three real datasets. Results indicate that the generated synthetic load profiles closely resemble the real ones and therefore can be used as benchmarks.

Gobind G. Pillai; Ghanim A. Putrus; Nicola M. Pearsall

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Architectural Surety Applications for Building Response to Dynamic Loads  

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This paper provides a summary introduction to the emerging area of Architectural Surety{trademark} applications for buildings and infrastructures that are subjected to dynamic loads from blast and naturally occurring events. This technology area has been under investigation to assist with the definition of risks associated with dynamic loads and to provide guidance for determining the required upgrading and retrofitting techniques suggested for reducing building and infrastructure vulnerabilities to such dynamic forces. This unique approach involves the application of risk management techniques for solving problems of the as-built environment through the application of security, safety, and reliability principles developed in the nuclear weapons programs of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and through the protective structures programs of the German Ministry of Defense (MOD). The changing responsibilities of engineering design professionals are addressed in light of the increased public awareness of structural and facility systems' vulnerabilities to malevolent, normal, and abnormal environment conditions. Brief discussions are also presented on (1) the need to understand how dynamic pressures are affected by the structural failures they cause, (2) the need to determine cladding effects on columns, walls, and slabs, and (3) the need to establish effective standoff distance for perimeter barriers. A summary description is presented of selected technologies to upgrade and retrofit buildings by using high-strength concrete and energy-absorbing materials and by specifying appropriately designed window glazing and special masonry wall configurations and composites. The technologies, material performance, and design evaluation procedures presented include super-computational modeling and structural simulations, window glass fragmentation modeling, risk assessment procedures, instrumentation and health monitoring systems, three-dimensional CAD virtual reality visualization techniques, and material testing data.

Matalucci, R.V.; Mayrhofer, C.

1999-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

413

Design of wide-angle selective absorbers/emitters with dielectric filled metallic photonic crystals for energy applications  

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The design and simulation of a wide angle, spectrally selective absorber/emitter metallic photonic crystal (MPhC) is presented. By using dielectric filled cavities, the angular,...

Chou, Jeffrey B; Yeng, Yi Xiang; Lenert, Andrej; Rinnerbauer, Veronika; Celanovic, Ivan; Solja?i?, Marin; Wang, Evelyn N; Kim, Sang-Gook

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Independent review of estimated load reductions for PJM's small customer load response pilot project  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

water heater (EWH) load control program operated as part of PJM Interconnection’s Demand ResponseDemand Response Economic and Emergency Load Response Programs Electric Thermal Storage Electric Water Heaterwater pumps and electric thermal storage space heaters. The CSP is also participating in PJM’s pilot Demand Response

Heffner, G.; Moezzi, M.; Goldman, C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Reconstruction of a wind turbine's endured load spectrum using a short-time load measurement  

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Reconstruction of a wind turbine's endured load spectrum using a short-time load measurement Abstract Wind turbines (WT) are normally designed for a service life (SL) of 20 years. In Germany, over safety. 1 Introduction A wind turbine (WT) is normally designed, tested and certified for a design life

Berlin,Technische Universität

416

Modality Effects on Cognitive Load and Performance in High-Load Information Presentation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INTRODUCTION Intelligent human-computer interfaces are often multimodal, i.e. the human-computer communications into the modality planning procedure for systems that support high-load human-computer interaction. Author Keywords-load information presenta- tion scenario. Mainly based on modality-related psychology theories, we selected five

Theune, Mariët

417

Taking a Bite out of Lighting Loads  

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Take a Bite Out of Lighting Loads With LEDs Stephen Williams Toshiba Sales Support Manager ESL-KT-13-12-34 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Some LED Advantages • Less electricity ? 18w LED... = 100w PAR38 • No maintenance for years ? 50,000 LED vs.10,000 CFL • Improved light quality ? 80 CRI LED vs. 25 CRI HPS • Reduce HVAC cooling load • Advanced control options ESL-KT-13-12-34 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San...

Williams, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Thick adherent dielectric films on plastic substrates and method for depositing same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Thick adherent dielectric films deposited on plastic substrates for use as a thermal barrier layer to protect the plastic substrates from high temperatures which, for example, occur during laser annealing of layers subsequently deposited on the dielectric films. It is desirable that the barrier layer has properties including: a thickness of 1 .mu.m or greater, adheres to a plastic substrate, does not lift-off when cycled in temperature, has few or no cracks and does not crack when subjected to bending, resistant to lift-off when submersed in fluids, electrically insulating and preferably transparent. The thick barrier layer may be composed, for example, of a variety of dielectrics and certain metal oxides, and may be deposited on a variety of plastic substrates by various known deposition techniques. The key to the method of forming the thick barrier layer on the plastic substrate is maintaining the substrate cool during deposition of the barrier layer. Cooling of the substrate maybe accomplished by the use of a cooling chuck on which the plastic substrate is positioned, and by directing cooling gas, such as He, Ar and N.sub.2, between the plastic substrate and the cooling chucks. Thick adherent dielectric films up to about 5 .mu.m have been deposited on plastic substrates which include the above-referenced properties, and which enable the plastic substrates to withstand laser processing temperatures applied to materials deposited on the dielectric films.

Wickboldt, Paul (Walnut Creek, CA); Ellingboe, Albert R. (Fremont, CA); Theiss, Steven D. (Woodbury, MN); Smith, Patrick M. (San Ramon, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Optimization of textured-dielectric coatings for crystalline-silicon solar cells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The authors report on the optimization of textured-dielectric coatings for reflectance control in crystalline-silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic modules. Textured-dielectric coatings reduce encapsulated-cell reflectance by promoting optical confinement in the module encapsulation; i.e., the textured-dielectric coating randomizes the direction of rays reflected from the dielectric and from the c-Si cell so that many of these reflected rays experience total internal reflection at the glass-air interface. Some important results of this work include the following: the authors demonstrated textured-dielectric coatings (ZnO) deposited by a high-throughput low-cost deposition process; they identified factors important for achieving necessary texture dimensions; they achieved solar-weighted extrinsic reflectances as low as 6% for encapsulated c-Si wafers with optimized textured-ZnO coatings; and they demonstrated improvements in encapsulated cell performance of up to 0.5% absolute compared to encapsulated planar cells with single-layer antireflection coatings.

Gee, J.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Photovoltaic System Components Dept.; Gordon, R.; Liang, H. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

On-line Load Balancing for Related Machines 1 Piotr Berman  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

s and Load(s), the load of entire schedule s as follows: load(s;i) = 1 vi X s(j)=i pj; Load(s) = maxi loadOn-line Load Balancing for Related Machines 1 (Revised Version) Piotr Berman The Pennsylvania State for this problem. Key Words: on-line algorithm, load balancing, related machines, competitive ratio 1A preliminary

Eckmiller, Rolf

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421

Duet: Cloud Scale Load Balancing with Hardware and Rohan Gandhi  

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that scale using a distributed data plane that runs on commodity servers. Software load balancers offer low overlooked resource in the data center networks � the switches themselves. We show how to embed the load-DC traffic. This traffic volume induces heavy load on both data plane and control plane of the load balancer

Zhang, Ming

422

Randomized Load Balancing by Joining and Splitting Bins James Aspnes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Consider the following load balancing scenario: a certain amount of work load is distributed among a setRandomized Load Balancing by Joining and Splitting Bins James Aspnes Yitong Yin § 1 Introduction, one of the existing machines gives some of its load to the new machine; and upon a departure

Aspnes, James

423

Economic load dispatch using improved harmony search  

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This paper presents the use of the improved harmony search method for solving economic load dispatch problems. The harmony search method mimics a jazz improvisation process by musicians in order to seek a fantastic state of harmony. To assess the searching ... Keywords: adaptive tabu search, economic dispatch, evolutionary programming, genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimization

T. Ratniyomchai; A. Oonsivilai; P. Pao-La-Or; T. Kulworawanichpong

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Load Tilt and Body Tilt at Bidston  

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......to Tidal Load,Memoirs of the Imperial Marine Observatory, 1, No. 1, 1922 June...that the possibilities of error due to wear in the cone and cup should be made known...1932 September. Memoirs of the Imperial Marine Observatory, I, No. I, 1922June. the......

A. T. Doodson; R. H. Corkan

1934-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

1995 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The study establishes the planning basis for supplying electricity to customers. The study presents projections of regional and Federal system load and resource capabilities, and serves as a benchmark for annual BPA determinations made pursuant to the 1981 regional power sales contracts.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Valve for fuel pin loading system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cyclone valve surrounds a wall opening through which cladding is projected. An axial valve inlet surrounds the cladding. Air is drawn through the inlet by a cyclone stream within the valve. An inflatable seal is included to physically engage a fuel pin subassembly during loading of fuel pellets.

Christiansen, D.W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Valve for fuel pin loading system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cyclone valve surrounds a wall opening through which cladding is projected. An axial valve inlet surrounds the cladding. Air is drawn through the inlet by a cyclone stream within the valve. An inflatable seal is included to physically engage a fuel pin subassembly during loading of fuel pellets.

Christiansen, David W. (Kennewick, WA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Structural and dielectrical studies on mechano-chemically synthesized indium doped CdS nanopowders  

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Incorporation of indium (dopant) into CdS crystals have been successfully achieved by a ... ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of milled In doped CdS compound showed that the major phase of ... good pathway to identi...

B. J. Babu; S. Velumani; A. Kassiba

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar: Mechanical Loading Decreases Osteolysis and Tumor  

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Mechanical Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar: Mechanical Loading Decreases Osteolysis and Tumor.D. Cornell University Mechanical Engineering Abstract: Approximately 1 in 4 patients with advanced breast to meet structural and metabolic needs via a feedback loop that is regulated by the prevailing mechanical

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

430

2003 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (White Book), which is published annually by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), establishes one of the planning bases for supplying electricity to customers. The White Book contains projections of regional and Federal system load and resource capabilities, along with relevant definitions and explanations. The White Book also contains information obtained from formalized resource planning reports and data submittals including those from individual utilities, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), and the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC). The White Book is not an operational planning guide, nor is it used for determining BPA revenues, although the database that generates the data for the White Book analysis contributes to the development of BPA's inventory and ratemaking processes. Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) is based on a set of criteria different from that used for resource planning decisions. Operational planning is dependent upon real-time or near-term knowledge of system conditions that include expectations of river flows and runoff, market opportunities, availability of reservoir storage, energy exchanges, and other factors affecting the dynamics of operating a power system. In this loads and resources study, resource availability is compared to an expected level of total retail electricity consumption. The forecasted annual energy electricity retail load plus contract obligations are subtracted from the sum of the projected annual energy capability of existing resources and contract purchases to determine whether BPA and/or the region will be surplus or deficit. Surplus energy is available when resources are greater than loads. This energy could be marketed to increase revenues. Deficits occur when resources are less than loads. Energy deficits could be met by any combination of the following: better-than-critical water conditions, demand-side management and conservation programs, permanent loss of a load (i.e., due to economic conditions or closures), additional contract purchases, and/or new generating resources. The loads and resources analysis in this study simulates the operation of the power system under the Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement (PNCA). The PNCA defines the planning and operation of seventeen U.S. Pacific Northwest utilities and other parties with generating facilities within the region's hydroelectric (hydro) system. The hydroregulation study used for the 2003 White Book incorporates measures from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) Biological Opinion dated December 2000, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2000 Biological Opinion (2000 FCRPS BiOps) for the Snake River and Columbia River projects. These measures include: (1) Increased flow augmentation for juvenile fish migrations in the Snake and Columbia rivers in the spring and summer; (2) Mandatory spill requirements at the Lower Snake and Columbia dams to provide for non-turbine passage routes for juvenile fish migrants; and (3) Additional flows for Kootenai River white sturgeon in the spring. The hydroregulation criteria for this analysis includes: an updated Detailed Operation Plan for Treaty reservoirs for Operating Year (OY) 2004, updated PNCA planning criteria for OY 2003, and revised juvenile fish bypass spill levels for 2000 FCRPS BiOps implementation. The 2003 White Book is presented in two documents: (1) this summary document of Federal system and PNW region loads and resources, and (2) a technical appendix which presents regional loads, grouped by major PNW utility categories, and detailed contract and resource information. The technical appendix is available only in electronic form. Individual customer information regarding marketer contracts is not detailed due to confidentiality agreements. The 2003 White Book analysis updates the December 2002 White Book. This analysis projects the yearly average energy consumption and resource availability

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Independent review of estimated load reductions for PJM's small customer load response pilot project  

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This study describes the results of a low-cost approach used to measure reported load reductions from a residential electric water heater (EWH) load control program operated as part of PJM Interconnection's Demand Response small customer pilot program. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) conducted this independent review of the engineering estimates for EWH load control reported by a Curtailment Service Provider (CSP) at PJM's request. LBNL employed low-cost measurement and verification (M&V) approaches that utilized existing interval metering equipment to monitor results for a series of load control tests. The CSP collected hourly load data for two substations and several hundred households over a six-week period in October and November 2003. During this time period, the CSP operated its electric water heater load control program during pre-specified test periods in the morning, afternoon and early evening. LBNL then analyzed substation and premise-level data from these tests in order to verify the diversified demand reductions claimed by the CSP for customers participating in the EWH load control program. We found that the observed load reductions for the premise-level data aggregated over all households in the two participating electric cooperatives were, respectively, 40 percent-60 percent less and 3 percent less-10 percent higher than the estimated diversified demand reduction values assumed by the CSP, depending on whether observed or normalized results are considered. We also analyzed sub-station level data and found that the observed load reductions during the test periods were significantly lower than expected, although confounding influences and operational problems signifiogram during pre-specified test periods in the morning, afternoon and early evening. LBNL then analyzed substation and premise-level data from these tests in order to verify the diversified demand reductions claimed by the CSP for customers participating in the EWH load control program. We found that the observed load reductions for the premise-level data aggregated over all households in the two participating electric cooperatives were, respectively, 40 percent-60 percent less and 3 percent less-10 percent higher than the estimated diversified demand reduction values assumed by the CSP, depending on whether observed or normalized results are considered. We also analyzed sub-station level data and found that the observed load reductions during the test periods were significantly lower than expected, although confounding influences and operational problems significantly limit our ability to differentiate between control-related and non-control related differences in substation-level load shape data. The usefulness and accuracy of the results were hampered by operational problems encountered during the measurement period as well as in sufficient number of load research grade interval meters at one cooperative. Given the larger sample size at one electric cooperative and more statistically-robust results, there is some basis to suggest that the Adjusted Diversified Demand Factor (ADDF) values used by the CSP somewhat over-state the actual load reductions. Given the results and limitations of the M&V approach as implemented, we suggest several options for PJM to consider: (1) require load aggregators participating in ISODR programs to utilize formal PURPA-compliant load research samples in their M&V plans, and (2) continue developing lower cost M&V approaches for mass market load control programs that incorporate suggested improvements described in this study.

Heffner, G.; Moezzi, M.; Goldman, C.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Loads on Tie-Down Systems for Floating Drilling Rigs during Hurricane Conditions  

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and SPAR Motion The motion characteristics of TLP and SPAR in the ocean are quite different due to the geometric shape of each structure and mooring configurations. These differences cause the different loading on tie-down systems. To some extent... by integrating the boundary element of submerged structures of interest or by the geometry itself in frequency domain. The external stiffness due to tendon and riser should be also considered to ensure a more reliable result. All of these procedures...

Bae, Yoon Hyeok

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

433

Fuel loading and homogeneity analysis of HFIR design fuel plates loaded with uranium silicide fuel  

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Twelve nuclear reactor fuel plates were analyzed for fuel loading and fuel loading homogeneity by measuring the attenuation of a collimated X-ray beam as it passed through the plates. The plates were identical to those used by the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) but were loaded with uranium silicide rather than with HFIR`s uranium oxide fuel. Systematic deviations from nominal fuel loading were observed as higher loading near the center of the plates and underloading near the radial edges. These deviations were within those allowed by HFIR specifications. The report begins with a brief background on the thermal-hydraulic uncertainty analysis for the Advanced Neutron Source (ANS) Reactor that motivated a statistical description of fuel loading and homogeneity. The body of the report addresses the homogeneity measurement techniques employed, the numerical correction required to account for a difference in fuel types, and the statistical analysis of the resulting data. This statistical analysis pertains to local variation in fuel loading, as well as to ``hot segment`` analysis of narrow axial regions along the plate and ``hot streak`` analysis, the cumulative effect of hot segment loading variation. The data for all twelve plates were compiled and divided into 20 regions for analysis, with each region represented by a mean and a standard deviation to report percent deviation from nominal fuel loading. The central regions of the plates showed mean values of about +3% deviation, while the edge regions showed mean values of about {minus}7% deviation. The data within these regions roughly approximated random samplings from normal distributions, although the chi-square ({chi}{sup 2}) test for goodness of fit to normal distributions was not satisfied.

Blumenfeld, P.E.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Studies of Low-Current Back-Discharge in Point-Plane Geometry with Dielectric Layer  

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The paper presents results of spectroscopic investigations of back-discharges generated in the point-plane electrode geometry in ambient air at atmospheric pressure, with the plane electrode covered with a dielectric layer. Fly ash from an electrostatic precipitator of a coal-fired power plant was used as the dielectric layer in these investigations. The discharges for positive and negative polarities of the needle electrode were studied by measuring optical emission spectra at two regions of the discharge: near the needle electrode and dielectric layer surface. The visual forms of the discharge were recorded and correlated with the current-voltage characteristics and optical emission spectra. The back-arc discharge was of particular interest in these studies due to its detrimental effects it causes in electrostatic precipitators.

Jaworek, Anatol; Rajch, Eryk [Institute of Physics Pomeranian Pedagogical Academy, Arciszewskiego 22b, 76-200 Slupsk (Poland); Krupa, Andrzej; Czech, Tadeusz; Lackowski, Marcin [Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, Fiszera 14, 80-952 Gdansk (Poland)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge at atmospheric pressure  

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The discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge was studied in atmospheric helium at 20 kHz. The discharge was predominately ignited in positive half cycle of applied voltage with sinusoidal waveform. The temporal evolution of the discharge was investigated vertically along the discharge gap and radically on the dielectric surface by time resolved imaging. It is found that a discharge column with a diameter of 2 mm was ignited above the pin electrode and expanded toward a plate electrode. On the dielectric surface with space charge accumulation, plasma disk in terms of plasma ring was formed with radius up to 25 mm. The expansion velocity of plasma ring can reach a hypersonic speed of 3.0 km/s. The ionization wave due to electron diffusion is considered to be the mechanism for plasma ring formation and dynamics.

Sun Liqun [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Huang, Xiaojiang [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jie [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jing; Shi, J. J. [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum States of an Electron Interacting with Various Dielectric Plate Geometries  

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The tunability of binding energies is explored by modulating a finite dielectric slab width in a planar, three dielectric system. After verifying the equivalence of the field method and method of images, three different configurations are explored for possible control of electronic binding energy: A vacuum gap between a Schottky diode, noble gas layers on a metal wall, and an electron confined between two metal plates. In each, varying the width of the finite, middle dielectric was shown to provide control over the binding energy and Bohr radius of the electron. In the case of an electron confined between two plates, it was found that the bound states smoothly connect to the box states as the gap separation was varied. Lastly, forces on the two parallel plates were examined for a possible source of significant repulsion. All numerical calculations were done in MATLAB.

Srihari Sritharan

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

437

Complex Dielectric Constant of KH2PO4 at 9.2 Gc/sec  

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The temperature dependence of the dielectric constant and loss tangent in potassium dihydrogen phosphate along and normal to the optic axis has been measured by a cavity perturbation method at 9.2 Gc/sec. The dielectric constants agree with earlier low-frequency measurements. The parallel dielectric constant exhibits a modified Curie-Weiss behavior which may be described by (T-Tc)?c?=A?+BT, with Tc=119 °K, A?=2.27×103 °K, B=4.7. The parallel loss tangent also has an approximate Curie-Weiss dependence which may be described by (T-Tc)tan?c=?+?T+?T2, with ?=8.42×10-1 °K, ?=-9.49×10-4, and ?=8.49×10-6 (°K)-1. This result is discussed in terms of Silverman's treatment of the microwave loss in strontium titanate. The implications of these measurements for microwave light modulation are also discussed.

I. P. Kaminow and G. O. Harding

1963-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

438

Multi-range free-electron laser with a pair of dielectric multilayer mirrors  

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We report the experimental achievement of a free-electron laser in three wavelength regions, mid-infrared, near-infrared, and visible, using a pair of dielectric multilayer mirrors in the storage ring NIJI-IV. Dielectric multilayer mirrors can have high reflectivity at wavelength regions corresponding to higher-diffraction orders of the target wavelength. A narrowing of the relative bandwidth of the dielectric multilayer mirrors was observed in the higher-diffraction orders of the target wavelength and was found to be caused by high diffraction and carbon contamination. Our experimental results will be applied to development of a multi-rang laser that have a gain in a wade wavelength region.

Sei, Norihiro; Ogawa, Hiroshi; Yamada, Kawakatsu [Research Institute of Instrumentation Frontier, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-k ferroelectric relaxor terpolymer as a gate dielectric for orgnaic thin film transistors  

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Poly(vinylidenefluoride-trifluoroethylene-chlorofluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE-CFE)) is a ferroelectric terpolymer relaxor with a static dielectric constant of 50, which was developed using defect modification to eliminate remnant polarization in the normal ferroelectric PVDF. In this work, this solution processable terpolymer was used as the gate insulator in bottom gated organic thin-film transistors with a pentacene semiconductor layer. Due to the high dielectric constant of P(VDF-TrFE- CFE), a large capacitive coupling between the gate and channel can be achieved which causes a high charge concentration at the interface of the semiconductor and dielectric layers. In this device, an on/ off ratio of 104 and a low minimum operation gate voltage (5-10 V) were attained

Wu, Shan [Pennsylvania State University; Shao, Ming [ORNL; Burlingame, Quinn [Pennsylvania State University; Chen, Xiangzhong [Penn state university; Lin, Minren [Pennsylvania State University; Xiao, Kai [ORNL; Zhang, Qiming [Pennsylvania State University

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

A Note on Online Load Balancing for Related Machines  

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(j) that will execute it. We define the load of a machine i and the load of entire schedule s as follows: load(s; i) = 1A Note on On­line Load Balancing for Related Machines Piotr Berman \\Lambda Marek Karpinski y that differ in speed but are related in the following sence: a job of size p requires time p=v on a machine

Eckmiller, Rolf

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The Temperature Sensitivity of the Residential Load and Commercial Building Load  

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This paper presents a building modeling approach to quickly quantify climate change impacts on energy consumption, peak load, and load composition of residential and commercial buildings. This research focuses on addressing the impact of temperature changes on the building heating and cooling load in 10 major cities across the Western United States and Canada. A building simulation software are first used to quantify the hourly energy consumption of different building types by end-use and by vintage. Then, the temperature sensitivities are derived based on the climate data inputs.

Lu, Ning; Taylor, Zachary T.; Jiang, Wei; Correia, James; Leung, Lai R.; Wong, Pak C.

2009-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

442

Rietveld refinement and dielectric studies of Bi{sub 0.8}Ba{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.95}V{sub 0.05}O{sub 3} ceramic  

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Polycrystalline Bi{sub 0.8}Ba{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.95}V{sub 0.05}O{sub 3} ceramic has been prepared by the conventional solid state reaction technique. The Rietveld refinement of x-ray powder diffraction revealed that the sample has a rhombohedral crystal structure (space group R3c) with average particle size of 29 nm. The values of dielectric constant (??) and dielectric loss (tan ?) increases with increasing temperature at different frequencies which may be the result of increase in the number of charge carriers and their mobilities due to the thermal activation. The Jonscher’s universal power law used to analyze the ac conductivity. In the measured temperature range, the values of frequency exponent ‘s’ are less than one and shows a continous decrease which is attributed to the short range translational hopping assisted by large polaron hopping mechanisms.

Priyanka,, E-mail: pgodara21@gmail.com; Agarwal, A., E-mail: pgodara21@gmail.com; Ahlawat, N., E-mail: pgodara21@gmail.com; Sanghi, S., E-mail: pgodara21@gmail.com; Rani, S., E-mail: pgodara21@gmail.com [Department of Applied Physics, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar-125001, Haryana (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The mesa merging oxidation method for creating low-loss dielectrics and transmission lines on low-resistivity silicon  

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The mesa merging oxidation method for creating low-loss dielectrics and transmission lines on low.1088/0960-1317/21/6/065020 The mesa merging oxidation method for creating low-loss dielectrics and transmission lines on low steps to create high aspect ratio coplanar waveguide (hicoplanar) transmission lines. The large SiO2

Bowers, John

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Integration of Miniaturized Patch Antennas with High Dielectric-Constant Multilayer Packages and Soft-and-Hard Surfaces (SHS)  

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Integration of Miniaturized Patch Antennas with High Dielectric-Constant Multilayer Packages) is employed to suppress the surface wave generated by a patch antenna integrated with high dielectric capability of the SHS in surface-wave suppression. The first is a stacked patch antenna on a large

Tentzeris, Manos

445

2012 CERTS LAAR Program Peer Review - Integration and Extension of Direct Load Management of Smart Loads - Anna Scaglioni, UC Davis  

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Integration and Extension of Direct Integration and Extension of Direct Load Management of Smart Loads Anna Scaglione, UC Davis GRA: Mahnoosh Alizadeh Project objective  Invent methods to "store" load demand for * Real-time "generation following" * Integration of load reserves as dispatchable assets in the Energy Market  Architecture for virtual "reserves" (queues) of electrical load demand * Watts to Job mapping (analysis)  Captures digitally the service requirements - Equal service type = Equal queue * Job to Watts mapping (synthesis)  Allows to optimally schedule the load profile Major technical accomplishments  Centralized model: Digital Direct Load Scheduling (DDLS) - Year 1-Year 2

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Use of SiBN and SiBON films prepared by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition from borazine as interconnection dielectrics  

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Thin films of silicon boron nitride (SiBN) of typical composition Si{sub 0.09}B{sub 0.39}N{sub 0.51} and silicon boron oxynitride (SiBON) of typical composition Si{sub 0.16}B{sub 0.29}O{sub 0.41}N{sub 0.14} were prepared by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition and the properties of these films were evaluated with respect to their suitability as interconnection dielectrics in microelectronic fabrication. Films were deposited on 125 mm silicon substrates in a parallel-plate reactor at a substrate temperature of 400 C and a plasma power of 0.5 W/cm{sup 2}. Boron nitride, for comparison of electrical properties, was deposited from borazine (B{sub 3}N{sub 3}H{sub 6}); silicon boron nitride was deposited from borazine, disilane (Si{sub 2}H{sub 6}), and ammonia (NH{sub 3}); silicon boron oxynitride was deposited from borazine, disilane, ammonia, and nitrous oxide (N{sub 2}O). Metal-insulator-metal capacitors were fabricated and electrical measurements indicated that all three films had excellent dielectric properties with dielectric constants of 4.1, 4.7, and 3.9 for BN, SiBN, and SiBON, respectively. Tests of conformality indicated that deposition into trenches with an aspect ratio of 4:1 gave conformality greater than 70%. Silicon boron oxynitride was shown to be an excellent barrier to the diffusion of copper. A planar, single level metal-insulator structure was constructed using a SiBN/SiBON insulator with copper metallization.

Kane, W.F.; Cohen, S.A.; Hummel, J.P.; Luther, B. [IBM Research Div., Yorktown Heights, NY (United States). T.J. Watson Research Center; Beach, D.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Chemical and Analytical Sciences Div.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Spruce roots under heavy machinery loading in two different soil types  

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We studied the influence of soil compaction by heavy machinery (two-wheeled trailer with 0.2 MPa pressure) on spruce roots at two sites in the Moravian Highlands with different soil properties to determine whether soil compaction by loading affects root water uptake. We also analysed the effects of the soil type and water-holding capacity with regards to root structure development. Site Jedovnice has a loamy to sandy–loamy soil texture with a shallow groundwater table at approximately 1 m in depth. The roots are mostly distributed in deeper layers. Site Mraveništ? has shallow, sandy–loamy soil overlying a granodiorite. This site has no access to groundwater and a higher proportion of shallow roots. To evaluate the effect of soil compaction, we installed heat-field-deformation sap flow sensors in the superficial roots and stem bases of trees close to machinery trails. Our results showed that loading mainly affected soils with a high proportion of shallow roots (33% of shallow roots at site Mraveništ?; 22% at site Jedovnice). The number of roots treated by loading, verified after root opening with an air spade, depended on root positioning in soil. Acropetal sap flow occurred in roots in soil layers with sufficient available soil water. Some of the sampled trees exhibited decreased daytime sap flow after loading. In the shallower site Mraveništ? the root responses to loading were also accompanied by water redistribution among the roots and between the roots and soil. Basipetal (reverse) flow was recorded in roots in dryer soil layers. Soil compaction due to loading substantially increased the magnitude and duration of redistributed flow between soil layers with different water contents. Determining the soil type and soil water content is recommended before choosing the machinery type for a given forest because the predicted tree root structure can be used to assess possible damage due to loading.

Nadezhda Nadezhdina; Alois Prax; Jan ?ermák; Valerij Nadezhdin; Radomír Ulrich; Jind?ich Neruda; Adolf Schlaghamersky

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 CERTS R&M Peer Review - Summary: A Business Model for Retail Aggregation of Responsive Load - Shmuel Oren  

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Retail Aggregation of Responsive Load to Produce Wholesale Retail Aggregation of Responsive Load to Produce Wholesale Demand Side Resources Project Lead: Shmuel Oren Objectives The project seeks to develop methods for assembling, managing, and valuing complementary portfolios of variable or intermittent power sources and applications, such as load curtailment, load shifting, renewable resources (wind, solar) and distributed storage (e.g., EV and PHEV batteries, UPS devices etc.). Aggregators can assemble portfolios of such resources to obtain wholesale resources that can be offered in the various ISO markets and exploit the complimentary aspects of these resources through portfolio structuring and dispatch strategies to mitigate the intermittent nature of load response and renewables. Variability can be further reduced by pooling uncertain retail

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Electromagnetic modes in metal-insulator-metal structures  

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Metal-dielectric-metal structures are constructed by depositing Ag films on CaF2 thin films that coat Ag surfaces. The reflectance of such structures was measured for several angles of incidence in the 1–5-eV spectral range. The minima observed in the reflectance are due to the excitation of electromagnetic modes inside an optical cavity. These observed electromagnetic modes are discussed and compared to computed dispersion.

F. Villa; T. Lopez-Rios; L. E. Regalado

2001-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Subcritical Delamination of Dielectric and Metal Films from Low-k Organosilicate Glass (OSG) Thin Films in Buffered pH Solutions  

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Subcritical Delamination of Dielectric and Metal Films from Low-k Organosilicate Glass (OSG) Thin Inc., Dallas, TX 75243, USA ABSTRACT Understanding subcritical fracture of low-k dielectric materials importance. Subcritical delamination of dielectric and metal barrier films from low-k organosilicate glass

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Giant dielectric response in Pb,,Zr,Ti...O3Pb2Ru2O6.5 all-ceramic percolative composite  

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Giant dielectric response in Pb,,Zr,Ti...O3­Pb2Ru2O6.5 all-ceramic percolative composite Vid Bobnar response of a composite comprising a conductive filler embedded in a dielectric matrix--the effective­9 and inorganic composites comprising metal particles dis- persed in a dielectric matrix10­14 have been developed

Bobnar, Vid

452

Interval analysis applied to the maximum loading point of electric power systems considering load data uncertainties  

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Abstract This paper proposes a simple and efficient power flow method to calculate, in an interval manner, the main variables corresponding to the maximum loading point, under load data uncertainties. The resulting interval nonlinear system of equations is solved using Krawczyk method. The proposed methodology is implemented in the Matlab environment using the Intlab toolbox. Results are compared with those obtainable by Monte Carlo simulations. IEEE 30 bus system and a South-southeastern Brazilian network are used to validate the proposed methodology.

L.E.S. Pereira; V.M. da Costa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature dependent dielectric function in the near-infrared to vacuum-ultraviolet ultraviolet spectral range of alumina and yttria stabilized zirconia thin films  

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The dielectric function of nano-/polycrystalline alumina and yttria stabilised zirconia thin films has been investigated in a wide spectral range from 1.0?eV to 7.5?eV and temperatures between 10?K and room temperature. In the near band-edge spectral range, we found a broad distribution of optical transitions within the band gap, the so-called Urbach absorption tail which is typical for amorphous or polycrystalline materials due to the lack of long range order in the crystal structure. The coupling properties of the electronic system to the optical phonon bath and thermal lattice vibrations strongly depend on the ratio of the spectral extent of these disorder states to the main phonon energy, which we correlate with the different crystalline structure of our samples. The films have been grown at room temperature and 650?°C by pulsed laser deposition.

Schmidt-Grund, R., E-mail: Schmidt-Grund@physik.uni-leipzig.de; Lühmann, T.; Böntgen, T.; Franke, H.; Lorenz, M.; Grundmann, M. [Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften, Institut für Experimentelle Physik II, Universität Leipzig, Linnéstr. 5, D-04103 Leipzig (Germany); Opper, D. [PANalytical GmbH, Nürnberger Straße 113, D-34123 Kassel (Germany)

2013-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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structured | OpenEI Community  

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1996 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

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The Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (White Book) is published annually by BPA and establishes the planning basis for supplying electricity to customers. It serves a dual purpose. First, the White Book presents projections of regional and Federal system load and resource capabilities, along with relevant definitions and explanations. Second, the White Book serves as a benchmark for annual BPA determinations made pursuant to the 1981 regional power sales contracts. Specifically, BPA uses the information in the White Book for determining the notice required when customers request to increase or decrease the amount of power purchased from BPA. Aside from these purposes, the White Book is used for input to BPA`s resource planning process. The White Book compiles information obtained from several formalized resource planning reports and data submittals, including those from the Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) and the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC). 11 figs., 12 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction - Integrated Modeling  

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Integrated Modeling Integrated Modeling NREL's Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction (VALR) team predicts the impact of advanced vehicle cooling technologies before testing by using an integrated modeling process. Evaluating the heat load on a vehicle under real world conditions is a difficult task. An accepted method to evaluate passenger compartment airflow and heat transfer is computational fluid dynamics. (CFD). Combining analytical models with CFD provides a powerful tool to assist industry both on current vehicles and on future design studies. Flow chart showing the vehicle integrated modeling process which considers solar radiation, air conditioning, and vehicles with CAD, glazing, cabin thermal/fluid, and thermal comfort modeling tools. Results are provided for fuel economy, tailpipe emissions and occupant thermal comfort.

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Final Report on "Development and Testing of Advanced Accelerator Structures and Technologies at 11.424 GHz"  

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This is the final report on the research program ?Development and Testing of Advanced Accelerator Structures and Technologies at 11.424 GHz,? which was carried out by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) under Interagency Agreement DE?AI02?01ER41170 with the Department of Energy. The period covered by this report is 15 July 2010 ? 14 July 2013. The program included two principal tasks. Task 1 involved a study of the key physics issues related to the use of high gradient dielectric-loaded accelerating (DLA) structures in rf linear accelerators and was carried out in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Euclid Techlabs LLC. Task 2 involved a study of high power active microwave pulse compressors and was carried out in collaboration with Omega-P, Inc. and the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Nizhny Novgorod. The studies under Task 1 were focused on rf-induced multipactor and breakdown in externally driven DLA structures at the 200-ns timescale. Suppression of multipactor and breakdown are essential to the practical application of dielectric structures in rf linear accelerators. The structures that were studied were developed by ANL and Euclid Techlabs and their performance was evaluated at high power in the X-band Magnicon Laboratory at NRL. Three structures were designed, fabricated, and tested, and the results analyzed in the first two years of the program: a clamped quartz traveling-wave (TW) structure, a externally copper-coated TW structure, and an externally copper-coated dielectric standing-wave (SW) structure. These structures showed that rf breakdown could be largely eliminated by eliminating dielectric joints in the structures, but that the multipactor loading was omnipresent. In the third year of the program, the focus of the program was on multipactor suppression using a strong applied axial magnetic field, as proposed by Chang et al. [C. Chang et al., J. Appl. Phys. 110, 063304 (2011).], and a successful experiment was carried out that demonstrated suppression of multipactor in the uniform-field region of a TW DLA structure. However, in accordance with theory, the multipactor was enhanced in regions of the structure with lower values of axial magnetic field. Under Task 2, there were two two-month experimental runs at NRL that were used to characterize the performance of high power two-channel dual-mode active microwave pulse compressor configurations that used electron-beam triggered switch cavities. The pulse compressors were designed and fabricated by Omega-P, Inc. and the Russian Institute of Applied Physics and tested in the Magnicon Laboratory at NRL. These pulse compressors made use of an electron beam discharge from a cylindrical knife-edged Mo cathode coated with a CVD diamond film that was driven by a ?100 kV, 100 ns high voltage pulse. The electron beam was used to change the resonant frequency of the switch cavities in order to create the output microwave pulse. The compressor channels included a TE01 input and output section and a TE02 energy storage cavity, followed by a switch assembly that controlled the coupling between the TE01 and TE02 modes. In the initial state, the switch cavity was in resonance, the reflection from the cavity was out of phase, and the mode conversion was only ~2-3%, allowing the energy storage cavity to fill. When the electron beam was discharged into the switch cavity, the cavity was shifted out of resonance, causing the phase of the reflection to change by ~?. As a result of the change in the reflection phase, the mode coupling in the conical taper was greatly increased, and could approach ~100%, permitting the energy storage cavity to empty in one cavity round trip time of the TE02 mode to produce a high power output pulse. The second experiment runs demonstrated a 190 MW, ~20 ns compressed pulse at 25.7 gain and ~50% efficiency, using a 7.4 MW, 1 ?s drive pulse from the magnicon. The success of this experiment suggests a path to future high gain active versions of the SLED 2 pulse compressor at SLAC.

Gold, Steven H. [Naval Research Laboratory

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Definition: Direct Load Control Device | Open Energy Information  

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Load Control Device Load Control Device Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Direct Load Control Device A remotely controllable switch that can turn power to a load or appliance on or off. Such a device could also be used to regulate the amount of power that a load can consume. Direct load control devices can be operated by a utility or third party energy provider to reduce a customer's energy demand at certain times.[1] Related Terms power, load References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/direct_load_control_device [[Ca LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. tegory: Smart Grid Definitionssmart grid,smart grid, |Template:BASEPAGENAME]]smart grid,smart grid, Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Direct_Load_Control_Device&oldid=502631

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Methods for Analyzing Electric Load Shape and its Variability  

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Current methods of summarizing and analyzing electric load shape are discussed briefly and compared. Simple rules of thumb for graphical display of load shapes are suggested. We propose a set of parameters that quantitatively describe the load shape in many buildings. Using the example of a linear regression model to predict load shape from time and temperature, we show how quantities such as the load?s sensitivity to outdoor temperature, and the effectiveness of demand response (DR), can be quantified. Examples are presented using real building data.

Price, Philip

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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SLUDGE TREATMENT PROJECT COST COMPARISON BETWEEN HYDRAULIC LOADING AND SMALL CANISTER LOADING CONCEPTS  

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The Sludge Treatment Project (STP) is considering two different concepts for the retrieval, loading, transport and interim storage of the K Basin sludge. The two design concepts under consideration are: (1) Hydraulic Loading Concept - In the hydraulic loading concept, the sludge is retrieved from the Engineered Containers directly into the Sludge Transport and Storage Container (STSC) while located in the STS cask in the modified KW Basin Annex. The sludge is loaded via a series of transfer, settle, decant, and filtration return steps until the STSC sludge transportation limits are met. The STSC is then transported to T Plant and placed in storage arrays in the T Plant canyon cells for interim storage. (2) Small Canister Concept - In the small canister concept, the sludge is transferred from the Engineered Containers (ECs) into a settling vessel. After settling and decanting, the sludge is loaded underwater into small canisters. The small canisters are then transferred to the existing Fuel Transport System (FTS) where they are loaded underwater into the FTS Shielded Transfer Cask (STC). The STC is raised from the basin and placed into the Cask Transfer Overpack (CTO), loaded onto the trailer in the KW Basin Annex for transport to T Plant. At T Plant, the CTO is removed from the transport trailer and placed on the canyon deck. The CTO and STC are opened and the small canisters are removed using the canyon crane and placed into an STSC. The STSC is closed, and placed in storage arrays in the T Plant canyon cells for interim storage. The purpose of the cost estimate is to provide a comparison of the two concepts described.

GEUTHER J; CONRAD EA; RHOADARMER D

2009-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of pore-size distribution in low-dielectric thin films D. W. Gidleya)  

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-size distribution on pore shape/dimensionality and sample temperature is predicted using a simple quantum mechanicalDetermination of pore-size distribution in low-dielectric thin films D. W. Gidleya) and W. E. Frieze Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 T. L. Dull, J. Sun, and A

Gidley, David

462

Microstreamer dynamics during plasma remediation of NO using atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharges  

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Microstreamer dynamics during plasma remediation of NO using atmospheric pressure dielectric- ate toxins from atmospheric pressure gas streams. Plasma remediation is one technique which has been methods for the removal of oxides of nitrogen NxOy from atmospheric gas streams and among those techniques

Kushner, Mark

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Atmospheric pressure plasma jets beyond ground electrode as charge overflow in a dielectric barrier discharge setup  

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Atmospheric pressure plasma jets beyond ground electrode as charge overflow in a dielectric barrier voltage and the width of ground electrode, atmospheric pressure plasma jets extending beyond the ground American Institute of Physics. doi:10.1063/1.3466993 I. INTRODUCTION The cold atmospheric pressure plasma

Zexian, Cao

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Dielectric elastomer membranes undergoing inhomogeneous deformation Tianhu He,1,2  

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online 29 October 2009 Dielectric elastomers are capable of large deformation subject to an electric voltage and are promising for use as actuators, sensors, and generators. Because of large deformation inhomogeneous, and that the membrane is susceptible to several modes of failure, including electrical breakdown

Suo, Zhigang

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The effect of stress on the dielectric properties of barium strontium titanate thin films  

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The effect of stress on the dielectric properties of barium strontium titanate thin films T. M Barium strontium titanate thin films are being developed as capacitors in dynamic random access memories to their large permittivities, barium strontium titan- ate BST bulk ceramics have long been used to make high

Suo, Zhigang

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Dielectric properties of MgO-doped compositionally graded multilayer barium strontium titanate films  

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Dielectric properties of MgO-doped compositionally graded multilayer barium strontium titanate shifters and filters operat- ing in the microwave regime.1­4 Ferroelectrics FEs such as barium strontium in monolithic BST films especially with low strontium content, although the addition of MgO causes a reduction

Alpay, S. Pamir

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Impact of thermal strain on the dielectric constant of sputtered barium strontium titanate thin films  

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Impact of thermal strain on the dielectric constant of sputtered barium strontium titanate thin, California 93106 Received 6 November 2001; accepted for publication 10 January 2002 Barium strontium titanate: magnesium oxide, strontium titanate, sapphire, silicon, and vycor glass. These substrates were chosen

York, Robert A.

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Microwave dielectric properties of graded barium strontium titanate films M. W. Cole,1,a  

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Microwave dielectric properties of graded barium strontium titanate films M. W. Cole,1,a C. V strontium titanate BaxSr1-xTiO3 or BST multilayers 5 mol % MgO doped and undoped were prepared via metallo, delay lines, filters, and phase shifters for steerable antennas.1­3 Barium strontium titanate BaxSr1-x

Alpay, S. Pamir

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Dielectric tunability of graded barium strontium titanate multilayers: Effect of thermal strains  

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Dielectric tunability of graded barium strontium titanate multilayers: Effect of thermal strains M TEC of a multilayered barium strontium titanate Ba1-ySryTiO3 BST ferroelectric heterostructure such as barium strontium titanate Ba1-ySryTiO3 BST have emerged as leading candidates for such applications due

Alpay, S. Pamir

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High-Order Accurate Implicit Scheme for Drift-Diffusion Equations and Application to Dielectric  

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and energy from charged particles to neutral ones, significant body forces and heating occurs in the bulk the Stoletov point,12 in order to maximize momentum transfer from charged particles to neutral gas while of separated flows. The dielectric insulator plays a key role in the plasma build-up process. It limits

D'Ambrosio, Domenic

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Casimir Friction I: Friction of a vacuum on a spinning dielectric  

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We introduce the concept of Casimir friction, i.e. friction due to quantum fluctuations. In this first article we describe the calculation of a constant torque, arising from the scattering of quantum fluctuations, on a dielectric rotating in an electromagnetic vacuum.

Yves Pomeau; David C. Roberts

2007-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for imaging liquid and dielectric materials with scanning polarization force microscopy  

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The invention images dielectric polarization forces on surfaces induced by a charged scanning force microscope (SFM) probe tip. On insulators, the major contribution to the surface polarizability at low frequencies is from surface ions. The mobility of these ions depends strongly on the humidity. Using the inventive SFM, liquid films, droplets, and other weakly adsorbed materials have been imaged. 9 figs.

Hu, J.; Ogletree, D.F.; Salmeron, M.; Xiao, X.

1999-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Deposition and characterization of metal sulfide dielectric coatings for hollow glass waveguides  

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by chemical bath deposition for solar energy related applications," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 52 coatings for Ag/dielectric hollow glass waveguides," in Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications for hollow glass waveguides," in Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications III, Proc. SPIE 4957, 97

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Method for measuring energy generation and efficiency of dielectric elastomer generators  

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Method for measuring energy generation and efficiency of dielectric elastomer generators Rainer. The measured mechanical to electrical energy conversion efficiency is 7:5%. The experiment may be used into electrical energy at high energy density, showing promise for large and small scale energy harvesting. We

Suo, Zhigang

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Current transport, gate dielectrics and band gap engineering in graphene devices  

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Current transport, gate dielectrics and band gap engineering in graphene devices Wenjuan Zhu In this work, we studied current transport in mono-, bi- and tri-layer graphene. We find that both of the electrical field of the substrate surface polar phonons in bi-layer/tri-layer graphenes. We also find

Perebeinos, Vasili

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Influence of underlying interlevel dielectric films on extrusion formation in aluminum interconnects  

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H4) precursor, undoped silica glass using a tetraethylorthosilicate precursor, phosphosilicate glass properties of several common interlevel dielectric SiO2 films such as undoped silica glass using a silane (Si deposited by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and borophosphosilicate glass BPSG deposited

Kolodzey, James

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Influence of underlying interlevel dielectric films on extrusion formation in aluminum interconnects  

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H4) precursor, undoped silica glass using a tetraethylorthosilicate precursor, phosphosilicate glass properties of several common interlevel dielectric SiO2 films such as undoped silica glass using a silane (Si deposited by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and borophosphosilicate glass BPSG 2. BPSG again has

Kolodzey, James

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Oxygen diffusion and reactions in Hf-based dielectrics L. V. Goncharova,a  

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Oxygen diffusion and reactions in Hf-based dielectrics L. V. Goncharova,a M. Dalponte, D. G Oxygen transport in and reactions with thin hafnium oxide and hafnium silicate films have been. The exchange rate is faster for pure hafnium oxides than for silicates. The amount of exchanged oxygen

Gustafsson, Torgny

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Dielectric Properties of Relaxor-like Vinylidene Fluoride-Trifluoroethylene-Based Electroactive Polymers  

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(VDF-TrFE) copolymer, and poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene-chlorofluoroethylene) (P(VDF- TrFE-CFE and P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) terpolymer show a significantly different dielectric response: a broad frequency confirmation that giant electrostrictive response of the electron-irradiated P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer and P(VDF-TrFE-CFE

Bobnar, Vid

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Water diffusion and fracture behavior in nanoporous low-k dielectric film Ting Y. Tsui,2  

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of frac- ture caused by stress corrosion i.e., subcritical crack growth .12,14­16 Small cracks can grow resistance, causing reliability issues and yield loss. Subcritical cracking in dielectric thin films has been studied extensively. With regard to subcritical delamination, two types of measurements have been reported

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Plasma acceleration from radio-frequency discharge in dielectric capillary A. Dunaevskya  

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Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 Received 19 August 2005; accepted 22Plasma acceleration from radio-frequency discharge in dielectric capillary A. Dunaevskya Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 Y. Raitses and N. J. Fisch Princeton

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Experimental and numerical correlation of a scaled containment vessel subjected to an internal blast load  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently in the design phase of a large Containment System that will be used to contain hydrodynamic experiments. The system in question is being designed to elastically withstand a 50 kg internal high explosive (PBX-9501) detonation. A one-tenth scaled model of the containment system was fabricated and used to obtain experimental results of both pressure loading and strain response. The experimental data are compared with numerical predictions of pressure loading and strain response obtained from an Eulerian hydrodynamic code (MESA-2D) and an explicit, non-linear finite element code (LLNL DYNA3D). The two-dimensional pressure predictions from multiple hydrodynamic simulations are used as loading in the structural simulation. The predicted pressure histories and strain response compare well with experimental results at several locations.

Romero, C.; Benner, J.C.; Berkbigler, L.W.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric and Wake Turbulence Impacts on Wind Turbine Fatigue Loading: Preprint  

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Large-eddy simulations of atmospheric boundary layers under various stability and surface roughness conditions are performed to investigate the turbulence impact on wind turbines. In particular, the aeroelastic responses of the turbines are studied to characterize the fatigue loading of the turbulence present in the boundary layer and in the wake of the turbines. Two utility-scale 5 MW turbines that are separated by seven rotor diameters are placed in a 3 km by 3 km by 1 km domain. They are subjected to atmospheric turbulent boundary layer flow and data is collected on the structural response of the turbine components. The surface roughness was found to increase the fatigue loads while the atmospheric instability had a small influence. Furthermore, the downstream turbines yielded higher fatigue loads indicating that the turbulent wakes generated from the upstream turbines have significant impact.

Lee, S.; Churchfield, M.; Moriarty, P.; Jonkman, J.; Michalakes, J.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The determination of stochastic loads on horizontal axis wind turbine blades  

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The FAST Code which is capable of determining structural loads of a flexible, teetering, horizontal axis wind turbine is described and comparisons of calculated loads with test data are given at two wind speeds for the ESI-80. The FAST Code models a two-bladed HAWT with degrees-of-freedom for blade bending, teeter, drive train flexibility, yaw, and windwise and crosswind tower motion. The code allows blade dimensions, stiffnesses, and weights to differ and the code models tower shadow, wind shear, and turbulence. Additionally, dynamic stall is included as are delta-3 and an underslung rotor. Load comparisons are made with ESI-80 test data in the form of power spectral density, rainflow counting occurrence histograms, and azimuth averaged bin plots. It is concluded that agreement between the FAST Code and test results is good.

Freeman, L.N.; Wilson, R.E. [Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional isotropic perfect lens based on LC-loaded transmission lines  

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An isotropic three-dimentional perfect lens based on cubic meshes of interconnected transmission lines and bulk loads is proposed. The lens is formed by a slab of a loaded mesh placed in between two similar unloaded meshes. The dispersion equations and the characteristic impedances of the eigenwaves in the meshes are derived analytically, with an emphasis on generality. This allows designing of transmission-line meshes with desired dispersion properties. The required backward-wave mode of operation in the lens is realized with simple inductive and capacitive loads. An analytical expression for the transmission through the lens is derived and the amplification of evanescent waves is demonstrated. Factors that influence enhancement of evanescent waves in the lens are studied and the corresponding design criteria are established. A possible realization of the structure is outlined.

P. Alitalo; S. Maslovski; S. Tretyakov

2005-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HAP System Design Load  

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HAP System Design Load HAP System Design Load HAP System Design Load logo. Provides the load estimating and system design features found in its popular cousin � Carrier�s Hourly Analysis Program (HAP). By focusing on system design features, the HAP System Design Load program serves as a simpler, more efficient tool for those users only interested in system design; energy simulation features are omitted. Like the HAP program, HAP System Design Load provides the ease of use of a Windows-based graphical user interface and the computing power of modern 32-bit software. HAP System Design Load uses a system-based approach to HVAC load estimating. This approach tailors sizing procedures and results to the specific type of system being considered. A wide variety of equipment types

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Power Load Forecasting Using Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Technology  

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Considering the importance of the peak load to the dispatching and management of the system, the error of peak load is proposed in this paper as criteria ... proposes a systemic framework that attempts to used data

Yongli Wang; Dongxiao Niu; Yakun Wang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Mining in Load Forecasting of Power System  

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This project applies Data Mining technology to the prediction of electric power system load forecast. It proposes a mining program of electric power load forecasting data based on the similarity of time series .....

Guang Yu Zhao; Yan Yan; Chun Zhou Zhao…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data dependence path reduction with tunneling load instructions  

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The technique for reducing the length of the data dependence path is presented. This technique,...tunneling-load..., utilizes the register specifier buffer in order to hide the load latency, and thus reduces the ...

Toshinori Sato

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Management with Load Balancing in Distributed Computing  

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This paper reviews existing data management schemes and presents a design and development of a data management scheme with load balancing in a distributed computing. This scheme defines a variety of degree of load

Jong Sik Lee

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bed load equation evaluation based on alluvial river data, India  

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The rate of bed load transport in weight per unit width for ... material has been computed by collecting the field data of Tapi River, in the monsoon season ... of this paper is to estimate the bed load carried b...

S. M. Yadav; B. K. Samtani

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical loads of acid deposition on Scottish soils  

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The impact of acid deposition, attributable to sulphur and nitrogen pollutants, on the soils of Scotland has been analysed using a critical loads approach. The critical load of a soil (as an indicator of ecolo...

Simon J. Langan; M. J. Wilson

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Load Management for the City of College Station  

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specifications for a computer controlled system called Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), which will be utilized in automatic system control to achieve maximum pos- sible load reduction during peak load periods. THE TOP TEN COFIIIERCIAL...

Hecox, O. D.; Bauer, V.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Estimating Current Harmonics of Variable Electronic Loads  

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This paper develops a model for relating input current harmonic content to real power consumption for variable electronic loads, specifically for loads' actively controlled inverters energized by an uncontrolled rectification ...

Wichakool, Warit

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Y-12 Finishes Initial HEUMF Loading Ahead of Schedule | National...  

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Production Office NPO News Releases Y-12 Finishes Initial HEUMF Loading Ahead of Schedule Y-12 Finishes Initial HEUMF Loading Ahead of Schedule applicationmsword icon NR-01-10...

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Load Management and Houston Lighting and Power Co.  

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Defining Load Management as influencing of customer loads in order to shift the time use of electric power and energy, encompasses a broad spectrum of activities at Houston Lighting & Power Company. This paper describes those activities by directing...

Drawe, R. G.; Ramsay, I. M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SiC Power MOSFET with Improved Gate Dielectric  

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In this STTR program, Structured Materials Industries (SMI), and Cornell University are developing novel gate oxide technology, as a critical enabler for silicon carbide (SiC) devices. SiC is a wide bandgap semiconductor material, with many unique properties. SiC devices are ideally suited for high-power, highvoltage, high-frequency, high-temperature and radiation resistant applications. The DOE has expressed interest in developing SiC devices for use in extreme environments, in high energy physics applications and in power generation. The development of transistors based on the Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) structure will be critical to these applications.

Sbrockey, Nick M; Tompa, Gary S; Spencer, Michael G; Chandrashekhar, Chandra MVS

2010-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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44-BWR WASTE PACKAGE LOADING CURVE EVALUATION  

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The objective of this calculation is to evaluate the required minimum burnup as a function of initial boiling water reactor (BWR) assembly enrichment that would permit loading of spent nuclear fuel into the 44 BWR waste package configuration as provided in Attachment IV. This calculation is an application of the methodology presented in ''Disposal Criticality Analysis Methodology Topical Report'' (YMP 2003). The scope of this calculation covers a range of enrichments from 0 through 5.0 weight percent (wt%) U-235, and a burnup range of 0 through 40 GWd/MTU. This activity supports the validation of the use of burnup credit for commercial spent nuclear fuel applications. The intended use of these results will be in establishing BWR waste package configuration loading specifications. Limitations of this evaluation are as follows: (1) The results are based on burnup credit for actinides and selected fission products as proposed in YMP (2003, Table 3-1) and referred to as the ''Principal Isotopes''. Any change to the isotope listing will have a direct impact on the results of this report. (2) The results of 100 percent of the current BWR projected waste stream being able to be disposed of in the 44-BWR waste package with Ni-Gd Alloy absorber plates is contingent upon the referenced waste stream being sufficiently similar to the waste stream received for disposal. (3) The results are based on 1.5 wt% Gd in the Ni-Gd Alloy material and having no tuff inside the waste package. If the Gd loading is reduced or a process to introduce tuff inside the waste package is defined, then this report would need to be reevaluated based on the alternative materials.

J.M. Scaglione

2004-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated structural and thermal design of an entry vehicle aeroshell  

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, a graphite / epoxy composite structure was designed based on the primary load conditions. Next, a thermal protection system (TPS) was added to the exterior of the vehicle. The second design featured a structurally integrated TPS. This new approach...

Cochran, David Brian

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of release rate data to hazard load calculations  

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The author illustrates methods of applying heat, smoke and toxic gas release rate data to calculating fire hazard loading values.

Edwin E. Smith

1974-08-01T23:59:59.000Z