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Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic  

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Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic Vortices Print Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic Vortices Print Soft magnetic, micron-sized thin-film structures with magnetic vortices are intriguing systems that may one day be used in ultrafast computer memories. In such systems, the otherwise in-plane magnetization turns perpendicular to the plane at the center of the vortex, forming the vortex core. Because such a core has two possible polarizations (up or down) and can be switched between these two states by a small alternating magnetic field, it could serve as a memory bit in future magnetic memory devices. However, these magnetic structures often contain numerous imperfections such as domain wall pinning sites, which have to be taken into account for the practical application of such systems. To study how these defects affect the dynamics of magnetic vortices, researchers from Belgium, Germany, and the United States investigated square-shaped and disk-shaped thin-film structures with artificially introduced imperfections in the form of nanometer-sized holes. They used time-resolved scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) at ALS Beamline 11.0.2 to determine the frequency at which these vortices vibrate (their eigenfrequency). The imperfections were found to cause a higher vibrational frequency in square-shaped structures, but did not influence the disk-shaped structures. Knowledge of the frequency is crucial for vortex-based memories, since the electric signal for writing data needs to be precisely tuned to it.

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Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic  

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Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic Vortices Print Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic Vortices Print Soft magnetic, micron-sized thin-film structures with magnetic vortices are intriguing systems that may one day be used in ultrafast computer memories. In such systems, the otherwise in-plane magnetization turns perpendicular to the plane at the center of the vortex, forming the vortex core. Because such a core has two possible polarizations (up or down) and can be switched between these two states by a small alternating magnetic field, it could serve as a memory bit in future magnetic memory devices. However, these magnetic structures often contain numerous imperfections such as domain wall pinning sites, which have to be taken into account for the practical application of such systems. To study how these defects affect the dynamics of magnetic vortices, researchers from Belgium, Germany, and the United States investigated square-shaped and disk-shaped thin-film structures with artificially introduced imperfections in the form of nanometer-sized holes. They used time-resolved scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) at ALS Beamline 11.0.2 to determine the frequency at which these vortices vibrate (their eigenfrequency). The imperfections were found to cause a higher vibrational frequency in square-shaped structures, but did not influence the disk-shaped structures. Knowledge of the frequency is crucial for vortex-based memories, since the electric signal for writing data needs to be precisely tuned to it.

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Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic  

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Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic Vortices Print Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic Vortices Print Soft magnetic, micron-sized thin-film structures with magnetic vortices are intriguing systems that may one day be used in ultrafast computer memories. In such systems, the otherwise in-plane magnetization turns perpendicular to the plane at the center of the vortex, forming the vortex core. Because such a core has two possible polarizations (up or down) and can be switched between these two states by a small alternating magnetic field, it could serve as a memory bit in future magnetic memory devices. However, these magnetic structures often contain numerous imperfections such as domain wall pinning sites, which have to be taken into account for the practical application of such systems. To study how these defects affect the dynamics of magnetic vortices, researchers from Belgium, Germany, and the United States investigated square-shaped and disk-shaped thin-film structures with artificially introduced imperfections in the form of nanometer-sized holes. They used time-resolved scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) at ALS Beamline 11.0.2 to determine the frequency at which these vortices vibrate (their eigenfrequency). The imperfections were found to cause a higher vibrational frequency in square-shaped structures, but did not influence the disk-shaped structures. Knowledge of the frequency is crucial for vortex-based memories, since the electric signal for writing data needs to be precisely tuned to it.

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Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic  

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Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic Vortices Print Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic Vortices Print Soft magnetic, micron-sized thin-film structures with magnetic vortices are intriguing systems that may one day be used in ultrafast computer memories. In such systems, the otherwise in-plane magnetization turns perpendicular to the plane at the center of the vortex, forming the vortex core. Because such a core has two possible polarizations (up or down) and can be switched between these two states by a small alternating magnetic field, it could serve as a memory bit in future magnetic memory devices. However, these magnetic structures often contain numerous imperfections such as domain wall pinning sites, which have to be taken into account for the practical application of such systems. To study how these defects affect the dynamics of magnetic vortices, researchers from Belgium, Germany, and the United States investigated square-shaped and disk-shaped thin-film structures with artificially introduced imperfections in the form of nanometer-sized holes. They used time-resolved scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) at ALS Beamline 11.0.2 to determine the frequency at which these vortices vibrate (their eigenfrequency). The imperfections were found to cause a higher vibrational frequency in square-shaped structures, but did not influence the disk-shaped structures. Knowledge of the frequency is crucial for vortex-based memories, since the electric signal for writing data needs to be precisely tuned to it.

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Domain walls riding the wave.  

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Recent years have witnessed a rapid proliferation of electronic gadgets around the world. These devices are used for both communication and entertainment, and it is a fact that they account for a growing portion of household energy consumption and overall world consumption of electricity. Increasing the energy efficiency of these devices could have a far greater and immediate impact than a gradual switch to renewable energy sources. The advances in the area of spintronics are therefore very important, as gadgets are mostly comprised of memory and logic elements. Recent developments in controlled manipulation of magnetic domains in ferromagnet nanostructures have opened opportunities for novel device architectures. This new class of memories and logic gates could soon power millions of consumer electronic devices. The attractiveness of using domain-wall motion in electronics is due to its inherent reliability (no mechanical moving parts), scalability (3D scalable architectures such as in racetrack memory), and nonvolatility (retains information in the absence of power). The remaining obstacles in widespread use of 'racetrack-type' elements are the speed and the energy dissipation during the manipulation of domain walls. In their recent contribution to Physical Review Letters, Oleg Tretiakov, Yang Liu, and Artem Abanov from Texas A&M University in College Station, provide a theoretical description of domain-wall motion in nanoscale ferromagnets due to the spin-polarized currents. They find exact conditions for time-dependent resonant domain-wall movement, which could speed up the motion of domain walls while minimizing Ohmic losses. Movement of domain walls in ferromagnetic nanowires can be achieved by application of external magnetic fields or by passing a spin-polarized current through the nanowire itself. On the other hand, the readout of the domain state is done by measuring the resistance of the wire. Therefore, passing current through the ferromagnetic wire is the preferred method, as it combines manipulation and readout of the domain-wall state. The electrons that take part in the process of readout and manipulation of the domain-wall structure in the nanowire do so through the so-called spin transfer torque: When spin-polarized electrons in the ferromagnet nanowire pass through the domain wall they experience a nonuniform magnetization, and they try to align their spins with the local magnetic moments. The force that the electrons experience has a reaction force counterpart that 'pushes' the local magnetic moments, resulting in movement of the domain wall in the direction of the electron flow through the spin-transfer torque. The forces between the electrons and the local magnetic moments in the ferromagnet also create additional electrical resistance for the electrons passing through the domain wall. By measuring resistance across a segment of the nanowire, one determines if a domain wall is present; i.e., one can read the stored information. The interaction of the spin-polarized electrons with the domain wall in the ferromagnetic nanowire is not very efficient. Even for materials achieving high polarization of the free electrons, it is very difficult to move the magnetic domain wall. Several factors contribute to this problem, with imperfections of the ferromagnetic nanowire that cause domain-wall pinning being the dominant one. Permalloy nanowires, one of the best candidates for domain-wall-based memory and logic devices, require current densities of the order of 10{sup 8} A/cm{sup 2} in order to move a domain wall from a pinning well. Considering that this current has to pass through a relatively long wire, it is not very difficult to imagine that most of the energy will go to Joule heating. The efficiency of the process - the ratio of the energy converted to domain-wall motion to the total energy consumed - is comparable to that of an incandescent light bulb converting electricity to light. A step towards more efficient domain-wall-based memory devices is the advance of using alternating currents or curren

Karapetrov, G.; Novosad, V.; Materials Science Division

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain walls in SU(5)  

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We consider the grand unified SU(5) model with a small or vanishing cubic term in the adjoint scalar field in the potential. This gives the model an approximate or exact Z2 symmetry whose breaking leads to domain walls. The simplest domain wall has the structure of a kink across which the Higgs field changes sign (??-?) and inside which the full SU(5) is restored. The kink is shown to be perturbatively unstable for all parameters. We then construct a domain wall solution that is lighter than the kink and show it to be perturbatively stable for a range of parameters. The symmetry in the core of this domain wall is smaller than that outside. The interactions of the domain wall with magnetic monopoles are discussed and it is shown that magnetic monopoles with certain internal space orientations relative to the wall pass through the domain wall. Magnetic monopoles in other relative internal space orientations are likely to be swept away on collision with the domain walls, suggesting a scenario where the domain walls might act like optical polarization filters, allowing certain monopole “polarizations” to pass through but not others. As SU(5) domain walls will also be formed at small values of the cubic coupling, this leads to a very complicated picture of the evolution of defects after the grand unified phase transition.

Levon Pogosian and Tanmay Vachaspati

2000-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain Walls in Gapped Graphene  

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The electronic properties of a particular class of domain walls in gapped graphene are investigated. We show that they can support midgap states which are localized in the vicinity of the domain wall and propagate along its length. With a finite density of domain walls, these states can alter the electronic properties of gapped graphene significantly. If the midgap band is partially filled, the domain wall can behave like a one-dimensional metal embedded in a semiconductor and could potentially be used as a single-channel quantum wire.

G. W. Semenoff; V. Semenoff; Fei Zhou

2008-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain Walls, Triples and Acceleration  

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We present a construction of domain walls in string theory. The domain walls can bridge both Minkowski and AdS string vacua. A key ingredient in the construction are novel classical Yang-Mills configurations, including instantons, which interpolate between toroidal Yang-Mills vacua. Our construction provides a concrete framework for the study of inflating metrics in string theory. In some cases, the accelerating space-time comes with a holographic description. The general form of the holographic dual is a field theory with parameters that vary over space-time.

Travis Maxfield; Savdeep Sethi

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of Domain Wall Networks  

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Networks or webs of domain walls are admitted in Abelian or non-Abelian gauge theory coupled to fundamental Higgs fields with complex masses. We examine the dynamics of the domain wall loops by using the moduli approximation and find a phase rotation induces a repulsive force which can be understood as a Noether charge of Q-solitons. Non-Abelian gauge theory allows different types of loops which can be deformed to each other by changing a modulus. This admits the moduli geometry like a sandglass made by gluing the tips of the two cigar-(cone-)like metrics of a single triangle loop. We conclude that the sizes of all loops tend to grow for a late time in general models with complex Higgs masses, while the sizes are stabilized at some values once triplet masses are introduced for the Higgs fields. We also show that the stationary motion on the moduli space of the domain wall webs represents 1/4 BPS Q-webs of walls.

Minoru Eto; Toshiaki Fujimori; Takayuki Nagashima; Muneto Nitta; Keisuke Ohashi; Norisuke Sakai

2007-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of domain wall networks  

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Networks or webs of domain walls are admitted in Abelian or non-Abelian gauge theory coupled to fundamental Higgs fields with complex masses. We examine the dynamics of the domain wall loops by using the moduli approximation and find a phase rotation induces a repulsive force which can be understood as a Noether charge of Q-solitons. Non-Abelian gauge theory allows different types of loops which can be deformed to each other by changing a modulus. This admits the moduli geometry like a sandglass made by gluing the tips of the two cigar-(cone-)like metrics of a single triangle loop. We conclude that the sizes of all loops tend to grow for a late time in general models with complex Higgs masses, while the sizes are stabilized at some values once triplet masses are introduced for the Higgs fields. We also show that the stationary motion on the moduli space of the domain wall webs represents 1/4 Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield Q-webs of walls.

Eto, Minoru [INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Department of Physics, University of Pisa Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Fujimori, Toshiaki; Nagashima, Takayuki; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Nitta, Muneto [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8521 (Japan); Ohashi, Keisuke [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, CB3 0WA (United Kingdom)

2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Skyrmions from Instantons inside Domain Walls  

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Some years ago, Atiyah and Manton described a method to construct approximate Skyrmion solutions from Yang-Mills instantons. Here we present a dynamical realization of this construction using domain walls in a five-dimensional gauge theory. The non-Abelian gauge symmetry is broken in each vacuum but restored in the core of the domain wall, allowing instantons to nestle inside the wall. We show that the world volume dynamics of the wall is given by the Skyrme model, including the four-derivative term, and the instantons appear as domain wall Skyrmions.

Eto, Minoru; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, 152-8551 (Japan); Tong, David [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0WA (United Kingdom)

2005-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Skyrmions from Instantons inside Domain Walls  

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Some years ago, Atiyah and Manton described a method to construct approximate Skyrmion solutions from Yang-Mills instantons. Here we present a dynamical realization of this construction using domain walls in a five-dimensional gauge theory. The non-abelian gauge symmetry is broken in each vacuum but restored in the core of the domain wall, allowing instantons to nestle inside the wall. We show that the worldvolume dynamics of the wall is given by the Skyrme model, including the four-derivative term, and the instantons appear as Skyrmions.

Minoru Eto; Muneto Nitta; Keisuke Ohashi; David Tong

2005-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Fusion of Domain Walls with Fluxes  

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We study how fluxes on the domain wall world volume modify quantum fusion of two distant parallel domain walls into a composite wall. The elementary wall fluxes can be separated into parallel and antiparallel components. The parallel component affects neither the binding energy nor the process of quantum merger. The antiparallel fluxes, instead, increase the binding energy and, against naive expectations, suppress quantum fusion. In the small flux limit we explicitly find the bounce solution and the fusion rate as a function of the flux. We argue that at large (antiparallel) fluxes there exists a critical value of the flux (versus the difference in the wall tensions), which switches off quantum fusion altogether. This phenomenon of flux-related wall stabilization is rather peculiar: it is unrelated to any conserved quantity. Our consideration of the flux-related all stabilization is based on substantiated arguments that fall short of complete proof.

S. Bolognesi; M. Shifman; M. B. Voloshin

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics of free Domain Wall fermions  

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Studying various thermodynamic quantities for the free domain wall fermions for both finite and infinite fifth dimensional extent N_5, we find that the lattice corrections are minimum for $N_T\\geq10$ for both energy density and susceptibility, for its irrelevant parameter M in the range 1.45-1.50. The correction terms are, however, quite large for small lattice sizes of $N_T\\leq8$. We propose modifications of the domain wall operator, as well as the overlap operator, to reduce the finite cut-off effects to within 10% of the continuum results of the thermodynamic quantities for the currently used N_T=6-8 lattices. Incorporating chemical potential, we show that \\mu^2 divergences are absent for a large class of such domain wall fermion actions although the chiral symmetry is broken for $\\mu\

R. V. Gavai; Sayantan Sharma

2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain walls with non-Abelian clouds  

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Domain walls in U(N) gauge theories, coupled to Higgs scalar fields with degenerate masses, are shown to possess normalizable non-Abelian Nambu-Goldstone (NG) modes, which we call non-Abelian clouds. We construct the moduli space metric and its Kaehler potential of the effective field theory on the domain walls by focusing on two models: a U(1) gauge theory with several charged Higgs fields, and a U(N) gauge theory with 2N Higgs fields in the fundamental representation. We find that non-Abelian clouds spread between two domain walls and that their rotation induces a long-range repulsive force, in contrast to a U(1) mode in models with fully nondegenerate masses which gives a short-range force. We also construct a bound state of dyonic domain walls by introducing the imaginary part of the Higgs masses. In the latter model we find that when all walls coincide, SU(N){sub L}xSU(N){sub R}xU(1) symmetry is broken down to SU(N){sub V}, and U(N){sub A} NG modes and the same number of quasi-NG modes are localized on the wall. When n walls separate, off-diagonal elements of U(n) NG modes have wave functions spreading between two separated walls (non-Abelian clouds), whereas some quasi-NG modes turn to NG bosons as a result of further symmetry breaking U(n){sub V}{yields}U(1){sub V}{sup n}. In the case of 4+1-dimensional bulk, we can dualize the effective theory to the supersymmetric Freedman-Townsend model of non-Abelian 2-form fields.

Eto, Minoru [INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Department of Physics, University of Pisa Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Fujimori, Toshiaki; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Nitta, Muneto [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8521 (Japan); Ohashi, Keisuke [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, CB3 0WA (United Kingdom)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Action of Domain Wall Networks  

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U(Nc) gauge theory with Nf fundamental scalars admits BPS junctions of domain walls. When the networks/webs of these walls contain loops, their size moduli give localized massless modes. We construct Kahler potential of their effective action. In the large size limit Kahler metric is well approximated by kinetic energy of walls and junctions, which is understood in terms of tropical geometry. Kahler potential can be expressed in terms of hypergeometric functions which are useful to understand small size behavior. Even when the loop shrinks, the metric is regular with positive curvature. Moduli space of a single triangle loop has a geometry between a cone and a cigar.

Minoru Eto; Toshiaki Fujimori; Takayuki Nagashima; Muneto Nitta; Keisuke Ohashi; Norisuke Sakai

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM News: Study of Ferroelectric Domain Walls Offers a New  

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Study of Ferroelectric Domain Walls Offers a New Nanoscale Conduction Path Study of Ferroelectric Domain Walls Offers a New Nanoscale Conduction Path Scanning tunneling microscopy tips SPM images of the (110) surface of cleaved h-HoMnO3. (top) PFM image showing in-plane ferroelectric domains (oriented vertically, red arrows). (bottom) cAFM image showing enhanced conduction along tail-to-tail domain walls; images are 4 microns per side. Facility users from Rutgers University together with the Center for Nanoscale Materials' Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group have identified two-dimensional sheets of charge formed at the boundaries of ferroelectric domains in a multiferroic material. These two-dimensional charged sheets are not pinned by unstable defects, chemical dopants, or structural interface, but are formed naturally as the inevitable

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Conserved currents for Mobius Domain Wall Fermions  

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We derive the exactly conserved vector, and almost conserved axial currents for rational approximations to the overlap operator with a general Mobius kernel. The approach maintains manifest Hermiticity, and allows matrix elements of the currents to be constructed at no extra cost after solution of the usual 5d system of equations, similar to the original approach of Furman and Shamir for domain wall Fermions.

P. A. Boyle

2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective action of domain wall networks  

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U(N{sub C}) gauge theory with N{sub F} fundamental scalars admits BPS junctions of domain walls. When the networks/webs of these walls contain loops, their size moduli give localized massless modes. We construct Kaehler potential of their effective action. In the large size limit Kaehler metric is well approximated by kinetic energy of walls and junctions, which is understood in terms of tropical geometry. Kaehler potential can be expressed in terms of hypergeometric functions that are useful to understand small size behavior. Even when the loop shrinks, the metric is regular with positive curvature. Moduli space of a single triangle loop has a geometry between a cone and a cigar.

Eto, Minoru [Institute of Physics, University of Tokyo, Komaba 3-8-1, Tokyo 153-8902 (Japan); Fujimori, Toshiaki; Nagashima, Takayuki; Ohashi, Keisuke; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Nitta, Muneto [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8521 (Japan)

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Wednesday, 29 July 2009 00:00 Reliably controlling the motion of magnetic domain walls along magnetic nanowires is a key requirement for current technological development of novel classes of logic and storage devices, but understanding the nature of non-deterministic domain-wall motion remains a scientific challenge. A statistical analysis of high-resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy images by a Berkeley Lab-University of Hamburg group has now revealed that the stochastic behavior of the domain-wall depinning field in notch-patterned Ni80Fe20 (permalloy) nanowires depends strongly on the wire width and the notch depth. This result both provides valuable insight into the motion of magnetic-domain walls and opens a path to further technological developments in spintronics applications.

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Domain Walls and Vortices in Chiral Symmetry Breaking  

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We study domain walls and vortices in chiral symmetry breaking in a QCD-like theory with N flavors in the chiral limit. If the axial anomaly is absent, there exist stable Abelian axial vortices winding around the spontaneously broken U(1)_A symmetry and non-Abelian axial vortices winding around both the U(1)_A and non-Abelian SU(N) chiral symmetries. In the presence of the axial anomaly term, metastable domain walls are present and Abelian axial vortices must be attached by N domain walls, forming domain wall junctions. We show that a domain wall junction decays into N non-Abelian vortices attached by domain walls, implying its metastability. We also show that domain walls decay through the quantum tunneling by creating a hole bounded by a closed non-Abelian vortex.

Minoru Eto; Yuji Hirono; Muneto Nitta

2013-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Melting Instantons, Domain Walls, and Large N  

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Monte Carlo studies of $CP^{N-1}$ sigma models have shown that the structure of topological charge in these models undergoes a sharp transition at $N=N_c\\approx 4$. For $NN_c$ it is dominated by extended, thin, 1-dimensionally coherent membranes of topological charge, which can be interpreted as domain walls between discrete quasi-stable vacua. These vacua differ by a unit of background electric flux. The transition can be identified as the delocalization of topological charge, or "instanton melting," a phenomenon first suggested by Witten to resolve the conflict between instantons and large $N$ behavior. Implications for $QCD$ are discussed.

H. B. Thacker

2008-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Reliably controlling the motion of magnetic domain walls along magnetic nanowires is a key requirement for current technological development of novel classes of logic and storage devices, but understanding the nature of non-deterministic domain-wall motion remains a scientific challenge. A statistical analysis of high-resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy images by a Berkeley Lab-University of Hamburg group has now revealed that the stochastic behavior of the domain-wall depinning field in notch-patterned Ni80Fe20 (permalloy) nanowires depends strongly on the wire width and the notch depth. This result both provides valuable insight into the motion of magnetic-domain walls and opens a path to further technological developments in spintronics applications.

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Reliably controlling the motion of magnetic domain walls along magnetic nanowires is a key requirement for current technological development of novel classes of logic and storage devices, but understanding the nature of non-deterministic domain-wall motion remains a scientific challenge. A statistical analysis of high-resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy images by a Berkeley Lab-University of Hamburg group has now revealed that the stochastic behavior of the domain-wall depinning field in notch-patterned Ni80Fe20 (permalloy) nanowires depends strongly on the wire width and the notch depth. This result both provides valuable insight into the motion of magnetic-domain walls and opens a path to further technological developments in spintronics applications.

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Reliably controlling the motion of magnetic domain walls along magnetic nanowires is a key requirement for current technological development of novel classes of logic and storage devices, but understanding the nature of non-deterministic domain-wall motion remains a scientific challenge. A statistical analysis of high-resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy images by a Berkeley Lab-University of Hamburg group has now revealed that the stochastic behavior of the domain-wall depinning field in notch-patterned Ni80Fe20 (permalloy) nanowires depends strongly on the wire width and the notch depth. This result both provides valuable insight into the motion of magnetic-domain walls and opens a path to further technological developments in spintronics applications.

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Reliably controlling the motion of magnetic domain walls along magnetic nanowires is a key requirement for current technological development of novel classes of logic and storage devices, but understanding the nature of non-deterministic domain-wall motion remains a scientific challenge. A statistical analysis of high-resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy images by a Berkeley Lab-University of Hamburg group has now revealed that the stochastic behavior of the domain-wall depinning field in notch-patterned Ni80Fe20 (permalloy) nanowires depends strongly on the wire width and the notch depth. This result both provides valuable insight into the motion of magnetic-domain walls and opens a path to further technological developments in spintronics applications.

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires Print Reliably controlling the motion of magnetic domain walls along magnetic nanowires is a key requirement for current technological development of novel classes of logic and storage devices, but understanding the nature of non-deterministic domain-wall motion remains a scientific challenge. A statistical analysis of high-resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy images by a Berkeley Lab-University of Hamburg group has now revealed that the stochastic behavior of the domain-wall depinning field in notch-patterned Ni80Fe20 (permalloy) nanowires depends strongly on the wire width and the notch depth. This result both provides valuable insight into the motion of magnetic-domain walls and opens a path to further technological developments in spintronics applications.

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D-brane Configurations for Domain Walls and Their Webs  

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Supersymmetric U(NC) gauge theory with NF massive hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation admits various BPS solitons like domain walls and their webs. In the first part we show as a review of the previous paper that domain walls are realized as kinky fractional D3-branes interpolating between separated D7-branes. In the second part we discuss brane configurations for domain wall webs. This is a contribution to the conference based on the talk given by MN.

Eto, Minoru; Isozumi, Youichi; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Ohta, Kazutoshi [Theoretical Physics Laboratory, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2005-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Metallic Interface Emerging at Magnetic Domain Wall of Antiferromagnetic Insulator---Fate of Extinct Weyl Electrons  

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Topological insulators, in contrast to ordinary semiconductors, accompany protected metallic surfaces described by Dirac-type fermions. Here, we theoretically show another emergent two-dimensional metal embedded in the bulk insulator is realized at a magnetic domain wall. The domain wall has long been studied as ingredients of both old-fashioned and leading-edge spintronics. The domain wall here, as an interface of seemingly trivial antiferromagnetic insulators, emergently realizes a functional interface preserved by zero modes with robust two-dimensional Fermi surfaces, where pyrochlore iridium oxides proposed to host condensed-matter realization of Weyl fermions offer such examples at low temperatures. The existence of ingap states pinned at domain walls, theoretically resembling spin/charge solitons in polyacetylene, and protected as the edge of hidden one-dimensional weak Chern insulators characterized by a zero-dimensional class A topological invariant, solves experimental puzzles observed in R2Ir2O7 with rare earth elements R. The domain wall realizes a novel quantum confinement of electrons and embosses a net uniform magnetization, which enables magnetic control of electronic interface transports beyond semiconductor paradigm.

Youhei Yamaji; Masatoshi Imada

2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain wall QCD with physical quark masses  

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We present results for several light hadronic quantities ($f_\\pi$, $f_K$, $B_K$, $m_{ud}$, $m_s$, $t_0^{1/2}$, $w_0$) obtained from simulations of 2+1 flavor domain wall lattice QCD with large physical volumes and nearly-physical pion masses at two lattice spacings. We perform a short, O(3)%, extrapolation in pion mass to the physical values by combining our new data in a simultaneous chiral/continuum `global fit' with a number of other ensembles with heavier pion masses. We use the physical values of $m_\\pi$, $m_K$ and $m_\\Omega$ to determine the two quark masses and the scale - all other quantities are outputs from our simulations. We obtain results with sub-percent statistical errors and negligible chiral and finite-volume systematics for these light hadronic quantities, including: $f_\\pi$ = 130.2(9) MeV; $f_K$ = 155.5(8) MeV; the average up/down quark mass and strange quark mass in the $\\overline {\\rm MS}$ scheme at 3 GeV, 2.997(49) and 81.64(1.17) MeV respectively; and the neutral kaon mixing parameter, $B_K$, in the RGI scheme, 0.750(15) and the $\\overline{\\rm MS}$ scheme at 3 GeV, 0.530(11).

RBC; UKQCD collaborations; :; T. Blum; P. A. Boyle; N. H. Christ; J. Frison; N. Garron; R. J. Hudspith; T. Izubuchi; T. Janowski; C. Jung; A. Juettner; C. Kelly; R. D. Kenway; C. Lehner; M. Marinkovic; R. D. Mawhinney; G. McGlynn; D. J. Murphy; S. Ohta; A. Portelli; C. T. Sachrajda; A. Soni

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of domain wall networks with junctions  

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We use a combination of analytic tools and an extensive set of the largest and most accurate three-dimensional field theory numerical simulations to study the dynamics of domain wall networks with junctions. We build upon our previous work and consider a class of models which, in the limit of large number N of coupled scalar fields, approaches the so-called ''ideal'' model (in terms of its potential to lead to network frustration). We consider values of N between N=2 and N=20, and a range of cosmological epochs, and we also compare this class of models with other toy models used in the past. In all cases we find compelling evidence for a gradual approach to scaling, strongly supporting our no-frustration conjecture. We also discuss the various possible types of junctions (including cases where there is a hierarchy of them) and their roles in the dynamics of the network. Finally, we provide a cosmological Zel'dovich-type bound on the energy scale of this kind of defect network: it must be lower than 10 keV.

Avelino, P. P.; Oliveira, J. C. R. E. [Centro de Fisica do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Martins, C. J. A. P. [Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, Rua das Estrelas s/n, 4150-762 Porto (Portugal); DAMTP, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA (United Kingdom); Menezes, J. [Centro de Fisica do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, Rua das Estrelas s/n, 4150-762 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Caixa Postal 5008, 58051-970 Joao Pessoa, Paraiba (Brazil); Menezes, R. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Caixa Postal 5008, 58051-970 Joao Pessoa, Paraiba (Brazil)

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain wall induced magnetoresistance in a superconductor/ferromagnet nanowire  

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In a nanowire consisting of a ferromagnet/insulator/superconductor multilayer structure, the superconductivity is shown to depend strongly on the configuration of the magnetic domain walls in the neighboring ferromagnetic ...

Miao, G. X.

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Magnetic soft x-ray microscopy of the domain wall depinning process in permalloy magnetic nanowires  

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R P 2002 Magnetic domain-wall logic Science 296 1688 [2]magnetic domain»wall nanowire shift register Science 320

Im, Mi-Young

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUBCRITICAL BUBBLES NEAR THE PHASE SPACE DOMAIN WALL  

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We study the subcritical bubble formation near the phase space domain wall. We take into account that the phase of the scalar field can vary using complex U(1) symmetric field and a phenomenological potential with cubic term responsible to symmetry breaking. We show that the presence of the domain wall induces subcritical bubbles so that their formation rate near the wall is considerably larger than far of it. The allowed deviations of the phases of new bubbles are so large that they prevent the system from induced nucleation.

J. Sirkka; I. Vilja

1995-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing simplified protein models of the hPin1 WW domain  

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The WW domain of the human Pin1 protein for its simple topology and the large amount of experimental data is an ideal candidate to assess theoretical approaches to protein folding. The purpose of the present work is to compare the reliability of the chemically-based Sorenson/Head-Gordon (SHG) model and a standard native centric model in reproducing through molecular dynamics simulations some of the well known features of the folding transition of this small domain. Our results show that the G\\={o} model correctly reproduces the cooperative, two-state, folding mechanism of the WW-domain, while the SHG model predicts a transition occurring in two stages: a collapse followed by a structural rearrangement. The lack of a cooperative folding in the SHG simulations appears to be related to the non-funnel shape of the energy landscape featuring a partitioning of the native valley in sub-basins corresponding to different chain chiralities. However the SHG approach remains more reliable in estimating the $\\Phi$-values with respect to G\\={o}-like description. This may suggest that the WW-domain folding process is stirred by energetic and topological factors as well, and it highlights the better suitability of chemically-based models in simulating mutations.

Fabio Cecconi; Carlo Guardiani; Roberto Livi

2006-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Webs of domain walls in supersymmetric gauge theories  

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Webs of domain walls are constructed as 1/4 Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) states in d=4, N=2 supersymmetric U(N{sub C}) gauge theories with N{sub F} hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation. Webs of walls can contain any numbers of external legs and loops like (p,q) string/5-brane webs. We find the moduli space M of a 1/4 BPS equation for wall webs to be the complex Grassmann manifold. When moduli spaces of 1/2 BPS states (parallel walls) and the vacua are removed from M, the noncompact moduli space of genuine 1/4 BPS wall webs is obtained. All the solutions are obtained explicitly and exactly in the strong gauge coupling limit. In the case of Abelian gauge theory, we work out the correspondence between configurations of wall web and the moduli space CP{sup N{}sub F}{sup -1}.

Eto, Minoru; Isozumi, Youichi; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)

2005-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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BPS domain wall junctions in infinitely large extra dimensions  

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We consider models of scalar fields coupled to gravity which are higher-dimensional generalizations of four dimensional supergravity. We use these models to describe domain wall junctions in an anti–de Sitter background. We derive Bogomol’nyi equations for the scalar fields from which the walls are constructed and for the metric. From these equations a BPS-like formula for the junction energy can be derived. We demonstrate that such junctions localize gravity in the presence of more than one uncompactified extra dimension.

Sean M. Carroll; Simeon Hellerman; Mark Trodden

2000-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain-growth kinetics of systems with soft walls  

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It has recently been suggested by Mouritsen on the basis of computer simulations that systems with soft domain walls exhibit slower domain growth than the R?t1/2 growth law predicted by Lifshitz and Allen and Cahn. We underscore the reasons to believe this interpretation of the data to be incorrect and draw attention to an experiment by Pindak, Young, Meyer, and Clark, whose results are in complete agreement with the predictions of Allen and Cahn. The reason for the unexpected growth dynamics observed in Mouritsen’s simulations is suggested.

Wim van Saarloos and Martin Grant

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenological theory of a single domain wall in uniaxial trigonal ferroelectrics: Lithium niobate and lithium tantalate  

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Phenomenological theory of a single domain wall in uniaxial trigonal ferroelectrics: Lithium niobate and lithium tantalate David A. Scrymgeour and Venkatraman Gopalan Department of Materials Science, lithium niobate and lithium tantalate. The contributions to the domain- wall energy from polarization

Gopalan, Venkatraman

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Domain wall network evolution in (N+1)-dimensional FRW universes  

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We develop a velocity-dependent one-scale model for the evolution of domain wall networks in flat expanding or collapsing homogeneous and isotropic universes with an arbitrary number of spatial dimensions, finding the corresponding scaling laws in frictionless and friction dominated regimes. We also determine the allowed range of values of the curvature parameter and the expansion exponent for which a linear scaling solution is possible in the frictionless regime.

Avelino, P. P. [Centro de Fisica do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal da Paraiba 58051-970 Joao Pessoa, Paraiba (Brazil); Sousa, L. [Centro de Fisica do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of biased domain walls and the devaluation mechanism  

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We study the evolution of biased domain walls in the early universe. We explicitly discuss the roles played by the surface tension and volume pressure in the evolution of the walls, and quantify their effects by looking at the collapse of spherical wall solutions. We then apply our results to a particular mechanism, known as the devaluation scenario, in which the dynamics of biased domain walls was suggested as a possible solution to the cosmological constant problem. Our results indicate that devaluation will, in general, lead to values of the cosmological constant that differ by several orders of magnitude from the observationally inferred value, {rho}{sub vac}{sup 1/4}{approx}10{sup -3} eV. We also argue that the reasons behind this are not specific to a particular realization, and are expected to persist in any scenario of this kind, except if a low-energy cutoff on the spectra of vacuum energy densities, of the order of the critical density at the present time, is postulated. This implies that any such scenario will require a fine-tuning similar to the usual one.

Avelino, P. P.; Sousa, L. [Centro de Fisica do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Martins, C. J. A. P. [Centro de Astrofisica, Universidade do Porto, Rua das Estrelas s/n, 4150-762 Porto (Portugal); DAMTP, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA (United Kingdom)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Propagating and reflecting of spin wave in permalloy nanostrip with 360° domain wall  

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By micromagnetic simulation, we investigated the interaction between propagating spin wave (or magnonic) and a 360° domain wall in a nanostrip. It is found that propagating spin wave can drive a 360° domain wall motion, and the velocity and direction are closely related to the transmission coefficient of the spin wave of the domain wall. When the spin wave passes through the domain wall completely, the 360° domain wall moves toward the spin wave source. When the spin wave is reflected by the domain wall, the 360° domain wall moves along the spin wave propagation direction. Moreover, when the frequency of the spin wave is coincident with that of the 360° domain wall normal mode, the 360° domain wall velocity will be resonantly enhanced no matter which direction the 360 DW moves along. On the other hand, when the spin wave is reflected from the moving 360° domain wall, we observed the Doppler effect clearly. After passing through a 360° domain wall, the phase of the spin wave is changed, and the phase shift is related to the frequency. Nevertheless, phase shift could be manipulated by the number of 360° domain walls that spin wave passing through.

Zhang, Senfu; Mu, Congpu; Zhu, Qiyuan; Zheng, Qi; Liu, Xianyin; Wang, Jianbo; Liu, Qingfang, E-mail: liuqf@lzu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-momentum balance in particle - domain wall perforating collision  

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We investigate the energy-momentum balance in the perforating collision of a point particle with an infinitely thin planar domain wall within the linearized gravity in arbitrary dimensions. Since the metric of the wall increases with distance, the wall and the particle are never free, and their energy-momentum balance involves not only the instantaneous kinetic momenta, but also the non-local contribution of gravitational stresses. However, careful analysis shows that the stresses can be unambiguously divided between the colliding objects leading to definition of the gravitationally dressed momenta. These take into account for gravity in the same way as the potential energy does in the non-relativistic theory, but our treatment is fully relativistic. Another unusual feature of our problem is the non-vanishing flux of the total energy-momentum tensor through the lateral surface of the world tube. In this case the zero divergence of the energy-momentum tensor does not imply conservation of the total momentum defined as the integral over the space-like section of the tube. But one can still define the conservation low infinitesimally, passing to time derivatives of the momenta. Using this definition we establish the momentum balance in terms of the dressed particle and wall momenta.

D. V. Gal'tsov; E. Yu. Melkumova; P. A. Spiirin

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-momentum balance in particle - domain wall perforating collision  

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We investigate the energy-momentum balance in the perforating collision of a point particle with an infinitely thin planar domain wall within the linearized gravity in arbitrary dimensions. Since the metric of the wall increases with distance, the wall and the particle are never free, and their energy-momentum balance involves not only the instantaneous kinetic momenta, but also the non-local contribution of gravitational stresses. However, careful analysis shows that the stresses can be unambiguously divided between the colliding objects leading to definition of the gravitationally dressed momenta. These take into account for gravity in the same way as the potential energy does in the non-relativistic theory, but our treatment is fully relativistic. Another unusual feature of our problem is the non-vanishing flux of the total energy-momentum tensor through the lateral surface of the world tube. In this case the zero divergence of the energy-momentum tensor does not imply conservation of the total momentum de...

Gal'tsov, D V; Spiirin, P A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of dominant spin wave modes by domain walls collision  

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Spin wave emission due to field-driven domain wall (DW) collision has been investigated numerically and analytically in permalloy nanowires. The spin wave modes generated are diagonally symmetric with respect to the collision point. The non-propagating mode has the highest amplitude along the middle of the width. The frequency of this mode is strongly correlated to the nanowire geometrical dimensions and is independent of the strength of applied field within the range of 0.1?mT to 1?mT. For nanowire with film thickness below 5?nm, a second spin wave harmonic mode is observed. The decay coefficient of the spin wave power suggests that the DWs in a memory device should be at least 300?nm apart for them to be free of interference from the spin waves.

Ramu, M.; Purnama, I.; Goolaup, S.; Chandra Sekhar, M.; Lew, W. S., E-mail: wensiang@ntu.edu.sg [School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371 (Singapore)

2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Existence and uniqueness of domain wall solitons in a Maxwell–Chern–Simons model  

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We present some sharp existence and uniqueness theorems for the domain wall solutions of the basic governing equations of a self-dual Maxwell–Chern–Simons model.

Zhang, Ruifeng [Institute of Contemporary Mathematics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001 (China) [Institute of Contemporary Mathematics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001 (China); College of Mathematics and Information Science, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001 (China); Li, Fangfang [College of Mathematics and Information Science, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001 (China)] [College of Mathematics and Information Science, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001 (China)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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DOMAIN WALL ROUGHENING IN DISORDERED MEDIA: FROM LOCAL SPIN DYNAMICS TO A  

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DOMAIN WALL ROUGHENING IN DISORDERED MEDIA: FROM LOCAL SPIN DYNAMICS TO A CONTINUUM DESCRIPTION­Mercator­Universit¨at Duisburg, Lotharstr. 1, 47048 Duisburg, Germany We study the kinetic roughening of a driven domain wall it theoretically. Contribution to Chaos and Fractals in Chemical Engineering, Rome 1996 1 Introduction Roughening

Usadel, K. D.

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Exploration of GPGPU Register File Architecture Using Domain-wall-shift-write based Racetrack Memory  

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SRAM based register file (RF) is one of the major factors limiting the scaling of GPGPU. In this work, we propose to use the emerging nonvolatile domain-wall-shift-write based racetrack memory (DWSW-RM) to implement a power-efficient GPGPU RF, of which ... Keywords: Domain-wall, GPGPU, Racetrack memory, Register file

Mengjie Mao; Wujie Wen; Yaojun Zhang; Yiran Chen; Hai (Helen) Li

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Electromechanical Response at a Single Ferroelectric Domain Wall in Lithium Niobate  

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-antisites (which are excess Nb atoms at Li locations), and lithium vacancies denoted by Li. The defect equilibriumLocal Electromechanical Response at a Single Ferroelectric Domain Wall in Lithium Niobate DAVID A electromechanical response across a single ferroelectric domain wall in congruent lithium niobate at room

Gopalan, Venkatraman

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Evolution of domain wall networks: The Press-Ryden-Spergel algorithm  

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The Press-Ryden-Spergel (PRS) algorithm is a modification to the field theory equations of motion, parametrized by two parameters ({alpha} and {beta}), implemented in numerical simulations of cosmological domain wall networks, in order to ensure a fixed comoving resolution. In this paper we explicitly demonstrate that the PRS algorithm provides the correct domain wall dynamics in (N+1)-dimensional Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universes if {alpha}+{beta}/2=N, fully validating its use in numerical studies of cosmic domain evolution. We further show that this result is valid for generic thin featureless domain walls, independently of the Lagrangian of the model.

Sousa, L.; Avelino, P. P. [Centro de Fisica do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin-polarized transport through domain wall in magnetized graphene  

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Atomically thin two-dimensional layer of honeycomb crystalline carbon known as graphene is a promising system for electronics. It has a point-like Fermi surface, which is very sensitive to external potentials. In particular, Zeeman magnetic field parallel to the graphene layer splits electron bands and creates fully spin-polarized and geometrically congruent circular Fermi surfaces of particle and hole type. In the presence of electric field, particles and holes with opposite spins drift in opposite direction. These phenomena are likely to be of interest for developing graphene-based spintronic devices. A domain wall (DW) separating regions with opposite spin polarizations is a basic element of such a device. Here we consider a ballistic passage of spin-polarized charge carriers through DW in graphene. We also discuss the analogy between the generation of spin currents in graphene and in relativistic quark-gluon plasma, where the spin-polarized current is responsible for the phenomenon of charge separation studied recently at RHIC.

M. Khodas; I. A. Zaliznyak; D. E. Kharzeev

2009-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain Wall QCD with Near-Physical Pions  

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We present physical results for a variety of light hadronic quantities obtained via a combined analysis of three 2+1 flavour domain wall fermion ensemble sets. For two of our ensemble sets we used the Iwasaki gauge action with beta=2.13 (a^-1=1.75(4) GeV) and beta=2.25 (a^-1=2.31(4) GeV) and lattice sizes of 24^3 x 64 and 32^3 x 64 respectively, with unitary pion masses in the range 293(5)-417(10) MeV. The extent L_s for the 5^th dimension of the domain wall fermion formulation is L_s=16 in these ensembles. In this analysis we include a third ensemble set that makes use of the novel Iwasaki+DSDR (Dislocation Suppressing Determinant Ratio) gauge action at beta = 1.75 (a^-1=1.37(1) GeV) with a lattice size of 32^3 x 64 and L_s=32 to reach down to partially-quenched pion masses as low as 143(1) MeV and a unitary pion mass of 171(1) MeV, while retaining good chiral symmetry and topological tunneling. We demonstrate a significant improvement in our control over the chiral extrapolation, resulting in much improved continuum predictions for the above quantities. The main results of this analysis include the pion and kaon decay constants, f_\\pi=127(3)_{stat}(3)_{sys} MeV and f_K = 152(3)_{stat}(2)_{sys} MeV respectively (f_K/f_\\pi = 1.199(12)_{stat}(14)_{sys}); the average up/down quark mass and the strange-quark mass in the MSbar-scheme at 3 GeV, m_{ud}(MSbar, 3 GeV) = 3.05(8)_{stat}(6)_{sys} MeV and m_s(MSbar, 3 GeV) = 83.5(1.7)_{stat}(1.1)_{sys}; the neutral kaon mixing parameter in the MSbar-scheme at 3 GeV, B_K(MSbar,3 GeV) = 0.535(8)_{stat}(13)_{sys}, and in the RGI scheme, \\hat B_K = 0.758(11)_{stat}(19)_{sys}; and the Sommer scales r_1 = 0.323(8)_{stat}(4)_{sys} fm and r_0 = 0.480(10)_{stat}(4)_{sys} (r_1/r_0 = 0.673(11)_{stat}(3)_{sys}). We also obtain values for the SU(2) ChPT effective couplings, \\bar{l_3} = 2.91(23)_{stat}(7)_{sys}$ and \\bar{l_4} = 3.99(16)_{stat}(9)_{sys}.

RBC Collaboration; UKQCD Collaboration; R. Arthur; T. Blum; P. A. Boyle; N. H. Christ; N. Garron; R. J. Hudspith; T. Izubuchi; C. Jung; C. Kelly; A. T. Lytle; R. D. Mawhinney; D. Murphy; S. Ohta; C. T. Sachrajda; A. Soni; J. Yu; J. M. Zanotti

2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires  

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print The quest to increase both computer data-storage density and the speed at which one can read and write the information remains unconsummated. One novel concept is based on the use of a local electric current to push magnetic domain walls along a thin nanowire. A German, Korean, Berkeley Lab team has used the x-ray microscope XM-1 at the ALS to demonstrate that magnetic domain walls in curved permalloy nanowires can be moved at high speed by injecting nanosecond pulses of spin-polarized currents into the wires, but the motion is largely stochastic. This result will have an impact on the current development of magnetic storage devices in which data is moved electronically rather than mechanically as in computer disk drives.

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires  

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print The quest to increase both computer data-storage density and the speed at which one can read and write the information remains unconsummated. One novel concept is based on the use of a local electric current to push magnetic domain walls along a thin nanowire. A German, Korean, Berkeley Lab team has used the x-ray microscope XM-1 at the ALS to demonstrate that magnetic domain walls in curved permalloy nanowires can be moved at high speed by injecting nanosecond pulses of spin-polarized currents into the wires, but the motion is largely stochastic. This result will have an impact on the current development of magnetic storage devices in which data is moved electronically rather than mechanically as in computer disk drives.

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires  

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print The quest to increase both computer data-storage density and the speed at which one can read and write the information remains unconsummated. One novel concept is based on the use of a local electric current to push magnetic domain walls along a thin nanowire. A German, Korean, Berkeley Lab team has used the x-ray microscope XM-1 at the ALS to demonstrate that magnetic domain walls in curved permalloy nanowires can be moved at high speed by injecting nanosecond pulses of spin-polarized currents into the wires, but the motion is largely stochastic. This result will have an impact on the current development of magnetic storage devices in which data is moved electronically rather than mechanically as in computer disk drives.

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires  

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print The quest to increase both computer data-storage density and the speed at which one can read and write the information remains unconsummated. One novel concept is based on the use of a local electric current to push magnetic domain walls along a thin nanowire. A German, Korean, Berkeley Lab team has used the x-ray microscope XM-1 at the ALS to demonstrate that magnetic domain walls in curved permalloy nanowires can be moved at high speed by injecting nanosecond pulses of spin-polarized currents into the wires, but the motion is largely stochastic. This result will have an impact on the current development of magnetic storage devices in which data is moved electronically rather than mechanically as in computer disk drives.

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires  

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print The quest to increase both computer data-storage density and the speed at which one can read and write the information remains unconsummated. One novel concept is based on the use of a local electric current to push magnetic domain walls along a thin nanowire. A German, Korean, Berkeley Lab team has used the x-ray microscope XM-1 at the ALS to demonstrate that magnetic domain walls in curved permalloy nanowires can be moved at high speed by injecting nanosecond pulses of spin-polarized currents into the wires, but the motion is largely stochastic. This result will have an impact on the current development of magnetic storage devices in which data is moved electronically rather than mechanically as in computer disk drives.

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Enhanced current-induced domain wall motion by tuning perpendicular magnetic anisotropy  

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The effect of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) on current-induced domain wall (DW) motion is investigated by micromagnetic simulations. The critical current density J[subscript C] to drive DWs into periodic ...

Emori, Satoru

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires  

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the information remains unconsummated. One novel concept is based on the use of a local electric current to push magnetic domain walls along a thin nanowire. A German, Korean,...

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Domain wall model in the galactic Bose-Einstein condensate halo  

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We assume that the galactic dark matter halo, considered composed of an axionlike particles Bose-Einstein condensate [1], can present topological defects, namely domain walls, arising as the dark soliton solution for the Gross-Pitaevskii equation in a self-graviting potential. We investigate the influence that such substructures would have in the gravitational interactions within a galaxy. We find that, for the simple domain wall model proposed, the effects are too small to be identified, either by means of a local measurement of the gradient of the gravitational field or by analysing galaxy rotation curves. In the first case, the gradient of the gravitational field in the vicinity of the domain wall would be 10{sup ?31} (m/s{sup 2})/m. In the second case, the ratio of the tangential velocity correction of a star due to the presence of the domain wall to the velocity in the spherical symmetric case would be 10{sup ?8}.

Souza, J.C.C. de; Pires, M.O.C., E-mail: jose.souza@ufabc.edu.br, E-mail: marcelo.pires@ufabc.edu.br [Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Rua Santa Adélia 166, 09210-170, Santo André, SP (Brazil)

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain wall of the totally asymmetric exclusion process without particle number conservation  

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In this research, the totally asymmetric exclusion process without particle number conservation is discussed. Based on the mean field approximation and the Rankine-Hugoniot condition, the necessary and sufficient conditions of the existence of the domain wall have been obtained. Moreover, the properties of the domain wall, including the location and height, have been studied theoretically. All the theoretical results are demonstrated by the computer simulations.

Yunxin Zhang

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain walls and long-range triplet correlations in SFS Josephson junctions  

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We study the contribution of domain walls to the Josephson current through a ferromagnetic metal both in clean and diffusive limits. Our consideration of these limits is based on the quasiclassical version of the Bogoliubov–de Gennes equations and the Usadel theory, correspondingly. In the clean limit, the domain walls connecting superconducting leads are shown to be responsible for strong enhancement of the Josephson current, even for a domain structure with collinear magnetic moments. In the dirty limit, a noticeable increase in the critical current appears only for a system with noncollinear magnetic moments. We demonstrate that a thin domain wall in this case may serve as an efficient source of the long-range triplet proximity effect.

A. I. Buzdin; A. S. Mel’nikov; N. G. Pugach

2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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BiFeO3 Domain Wall Energies and Structures: A Combined Experimental and Density Functional Theory+U Study  

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We determined the atomic structures and energies of 109°, 180°, and 71° domain walls in BiFeO3, combining density functional theory+U calculations and aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy images. We find a substantial Bi sublattice shift and a rather uniform Fe sublattice across the walls. The calculated wall energies (?) follow the sequence ?109 180 71 for the 109°, 180°, and 71° walls. We attribute the high 71° wall energy to an opposite tilting rotation of the oxygen octahedra and the low 109° wall energy to the opposite twisting rotation of the oxygen octahedra across the domain walls.

Wang, Yi; Nelson, Chris; Melville, Alexander; Winchester, Benjamin; Shang, Shunli; Liu, Zi-Kui; Schlom, Darrell G.; Pan, Xiaoqing; Chen, Long-Qing

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain-wall structure in thin films with perpendicular anisotropy: Magnetic force microscopy and polarized neutron reflectometry study  

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Ferromagnetic domain patterns and three-dimensional domain-wall configurations in thin CoCrPt films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy were studied in detail by combining magnetic force microscopy and polarized neutron ...

Navas, David

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires  

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X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires X-Ray Imaging Current-Driven Magnetic Domain-Wall Motion in Nanowires Print Wednesday, 26 September 2007 00:00 The quest to increase both computer data-storage density and the speed at which one can read and write the information remains unconsummated. One novel concept is based on the use of a local electric current to push magnetic domain walls along a thin nanowire. A German, Korean, Berkeley Lab team has used the x-ray microscope XM-1 at the ALS to demonstrate that magnetic domain walls in curved permalloy nanowires can be moved at high speed by injecting nanosecond pulses of spin-polarized currents into the wires, but the motion is largely stochastic. This result will have an impact on the current development of magnetic storage devices in which data is moved electronically rather than mechanically as in computer disk drives.

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Light hadron spectroscopy using domain wall valence quarks on an asqtad sea  

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We calculate the light hadron spectrum in full QCD using two plus one flavor asqtad sea quarks and domain wall valence quarks. Meson and baryon masses are calculated on a lattice of spatial size L?2.5??fm, and a lattice ...

Walker-Loud, A.

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Computational modeling of domain wall interactions with dislocations in ferroelectric crystals  

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harness the rich potential of ferroelectrics it is impor- tant to investigate their constitutive behavior of dislocations in the case that domain walls move due the application of external electric field and shear stress, and therefore affect the ferro- electric material behavior. Ã? 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 1

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A time-domain estimation of wall conduction transfer function coefficients  

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The wall and roof transfer function coefficients, b{sub n} and d{sub n}, listed in the 1993 ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, have up to now been derived using laplace and Z-transform methods. This paper shows that they can be readily evaluated using straightforward time-domain solutions of the Fourier continuity equation. These include the response of a wall to a ramp increase in temperature and its transient response. The values of d{sub n} can be found from the first few terms in the series of wall decay times in the transient solution. The solutions are combined using a form of Fourier analysis. Appropriate layer transmission matrices enable one to find the wall`s overall characteristics readily. The wall response factors {phi}{sub j} can thus be found. The b{sub n} transfer coefficients are related to the {phi}{sub j} and d{sub n} values. The approach is illustrated using the data for wall group 6. Allowing for conversion from I-P to SI units, the present approach gives results that are almost identical to those listed. It shows, however, that the performance of the coefficients is very specific to the wall from which they were derived. The b{sub n} and d{sub n} values listed in the Handbook permit an estimate to be made of the wall response factors, including the time of peak flow and the first decay time. For heavy walls, however, values beyond d{sub 6} may be needed.

Davies, M.G. [Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom). School of Architecture and Building Engineering

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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$K\\to??$ Decays with Domain Wall Fermions: Lattice Matrix Elements  

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We present a lattice calculation of the $K\\to\\pi$ and $K\\to 0$ matrix elements of the $\\Delta S=1$ effective weak Hamiltonian which can be used to determine $\\epsilon^\\prime/\\epsilon$ and the $\\Delta I=1/2$ rule for $K$ decays in the Standard Model. The matrix elements for $K\\to\\pi\\pi$ decays are related to $K\\to\\pi$ and $K\\to 0$ using lowest order chiral perturbation theory. We also present results for the kaon $B$ parameter, $B_K$. Our quenched domain wall fermion simulation was done at $\\beta=6.0$ ($a^{-1}\\approx 2$ GeV), lattice size $16^3\\times 32\\times 16$, and domain wall height $M_5=1.8$.

T. Blum

2000-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Localization and chiral symmetry in 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD  

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We present results for the dependence of the residual mass of domain wall fermions (DWF) on the size of the fifth dimension and its relation to the density and localization properties of low-lying eigenvectors of the corresponding hermitian Wilson Dirac operator relevant to simulations of 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD. Using the DBW2 and Iwasaki gauge actions, we generate ensembles of configurations with a $16^3\\times 32$ space-time volume and an extent of 8 in the fifth dimension for the sea quarks. We demonstrate the existence of a regime where the degree of locality, the size of chiral symmetry breaking and the rate of topology change can be acceptable for inverse lattice spacings $a^{-1} \\ge 1.6$ GeV.

David J. Antonio; Kenneth C. Bowler; Peter A. Boyle; Norman H. Christ; Michael A. Clark; Saul D. Cohen; Chris Dawson; Alistair Hart; Balint Joó; Chulwoo Jung; Richard D. Kenway; Shu Li; Meifeng Lin; Robert D. Mawhinney; Christopher M. Maynard; Shigemi Ohta; Robert J. Tweedie; Azusa Yamaguchi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROCEEDINGS OF RIKEN BNL RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOP ENTITLED - DOMAIN WALL FERMIONS AT TEN YEARS (VOLUME 84)  

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The workshop was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the first numerical simulations of QCD using domain wall fermions initiated at BNL. It is very gratifying that in the intervening decade widespread use of domain wall and overlap fermions is being made. It therefore seemed appropriate at this stage for some ''communal introspection'' of the progress that has been made, hurdles that need to be overcome, and physics that can and should be done with chiral fermions. The meeting was very well attended, drawing about 60 registered participants primarily from Europe, Japan and the US. It was quite remarkable that pioneers David Kaplan, Herbert Neuberger, Rajamani Narayanan, Yigal Shamir, Sinya Aoki, and Pavlos Vranas all attended the workshop. Comparisons between domain wall and overlap formulations, with their respective advantages and limitations, were discussed at length, and a broad physics program including pion and kaon physics, the epsilon regime, nucleon structure, and topology, among others, emerged. New machines and improved algorithms have played a key role in realizing realistic dynamical fermion lattice simulations (small quark mass, large volume, and so on), so much in fact that measurements are now as costly. Consequently, ways to make the measurements more efficient were also discussed. We were very pleased to see the keen and ever growing interest in chiral fermions in our community and the significant strides our colleagues have made in bringing chiral fermions to the fore of lattice QCD calculations. Their contributions made the workshop a success, and we thank them deeply for sharing their time and ideas. Finally, we must especially acknowledge Norman Christ and Bob Mawhinney for their early and continued collaboration without which the success of domain wall fermions would not have been possible.

BLUM,T.; SONI,A.

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleon structure from mixed action calculations using 2+1 flavors of asqtad sea and domain wall valence fermions  

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We present high statistics results for the structure of the nucleon from a mixed-action calculation using 2+1 flavors of asqtad sea and domain-wall valence fermions. We perform extrapolations of our data based on different ...

Bratt, Jonathan D.

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Long-range strains and the effects of applied field at 180 ferroelectric domain walls in lithium niobate  

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to applied fields are present around domain walls long before permanent changes are induced. DOI: 10 the magnetic polarization can rotate continuously across a Bloch wall from one orientation to another, the strong coupling between ferroelectric polarization and lattice strain restricts the polarization

Gopalan, Venkatraman

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Domain wall roughening in three dimensional magnets at the depinning transition M. Jost \\Lambda and K. D. Usadel \\Pi  

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Domain wall roughening in three dimensional magnets at the depinning transition M. Jost \\Lambda roughening of a driven interface between three dimensional spin­up and spin­down domains in a model with non to the depinning transition. I. INTRODUCTION A variety of interface roughening models with quenched disorder have

Usadel, K. D.

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Direct Observation of Nanoscale Peltier and Joule Effects at Metal-Insulator Domain Walls in Vanadium Dioxide Nanobeams  

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Direct Observation of Nanoscale Peltier and Joule Effects at Metal- Insulator Domain Walls localized alternating Peltier heating and cooling as well as Joule heating concentrated at the M-I domain the monoclinic phase identification. KEYWORDS: Vanadium dioxide, thermoreflectance microscopy, Peltier effect

Wu, Junqiao

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Spin torque and heating effects in current-induced domain wall motion probed by transmission electron microscopy  

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Spin torque and heating effects in current-induced domain wall motion probed by transmission- ternative to the use of conventional external magnetic fields, therefore opening up a route for simple device fabrication, where no field-generating strip lines are necessary. While current-induced domain

Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

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Helium ion beam milling to create a nano-structured domain wall magnetoresistance spin valve  

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We have fabricated and measured single domain wall magnetoresistance devices with sub-20 nm gap widths using a novel combination of electron beam lithography and helium ion beam milling. The measurement wires and external profile of the spin valve are fabricated by electron beam lithography and lift-off. The critical bridge structure is created using helium ion beam milling, enabling the formation of a thinner gap (and so a narrower domain wall) than that which is possible with electron beam techniques alone. Four-point probe resistance measurements and scanning electron microscopy are used to characterize the milled structures and optimize the He ion dose. Successful operation of the device as a spin valve is demonstrated, with a 0.2% resistance change as the external magnetic field is cycled. The helium ion beam milling efficiency as extracted from electrical resistance measurements is 0.044 atoms/ion, about half the theoretical value. The gap in the device is limited to a maximum of 20 nm with this technique due to sub-surface swelling caused by injected ions which can induce catastrophic failure in the device. The fine patterning capabilities of the helium ion microscope milling technique indicate that sub-5 nm constriction widths could be possible.

Yudong Wang; S A Boden; D M Bagnall; H N Rutt; C H de Groot

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmiclike domain walls in superfluid B3: Instantons and diabolical points in (k,r) space  

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The possible planar superfluid B-B boundaries between inequivalent B-phase vacua are considered; such B-B interfaces provide an analogy with the cosmic domain walls that are believed to have precipitated in the phase transitions of the early Universe. Several of them display nontrivial structure in (k,r) space (i.e., the union of the momentum and real spaces). Such a wall represents an instanton connecting two B-phase vacua with different k-space topology. The transition between the vacua occurs through the formation of a pointlike defect either in the (k,r) space, or in the (k,t) space. These defects are so-called diabolical points of codimension 4, at which the fermionic energy tends to zero, thus providing the fermionic zero modes. Such points are new examples (within condensed-matter physics) of the peculiar diabolical points, which are characterized by the occurrence of a contact between the different branches of the quasiparticle spectra; in the present case, the branches of particles and holes, respectively. These points are here discussed for the case of the superfluid phases of liquid He3 in close analogy with the quantum field theory of fermions interacting with classical bosonic fields. The cosmiclike domain walls in superfluid B3 are observable in principle; in particular, the motion of the superfluid A-B interface is governed at low temperatures by the periodical emission of these topological excitation planes. The edges of B-B interfaces serve to generate fractionally quantized pure and mixed mass and spin supercurrent vortices in B3, while holes in these surfaces may give rise to the corresponding vortex rings and combined vortex and/or spin-disclination rings.

M. M. Salomaa and G. E. Volovik

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Parallel Multi-Domain Solution Methodology Applied to Nonlinear Thermal Transport Problems in Nuclear Fuel Pins  

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This paper describes an efficient and nonlinearly consistent parallel solution methodology for solving coupled nonlinear thermal transport problems that occur in nuclear reactor applications over hundreds of individual 3D physical subdomains. Efficiency is obtained by leveraging knowledge of the physical domains, the physics on individual domains, and the couplings between them for preconditioning within a Jacobian Free Newton Krylov method. Details of the computational infrastructure that enabled this work, namely the open source Advanced Multi-Physics (AMP) package developed by the authors is described. Details of verification and validation experiments, and parallel performance analysis in weak and strong scaling studies demonstrating the achieved efficiency of the algorithm are presented. Furthermore, numerical experiments demonstrate that the preconditioner developed is independent of the number of fuel subdomains in a fuel rod, which is particularly important when simulating different types of fuel rods...

Philip, Bobby; Allu, Srikanth; Hamilton, Steven P; Sampath, Rahul S; Clarno, Kevin T; Dilts, Gary A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel pin  

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A fuel pin for a liquid metal nuclear reactor is provided. The fuel pin includes a generally cylindrical cladding member with metallic fuel material disposed therein. At least a portion of the fuel material extends radially outwardly to the inner diameter of the cladding member to promote efficient transfer of heat to the reactor coolant system. The fuel material defines at least one void space therein to facilitate swelling of the fuel material during fission.

Christiansen, D.W.; Karnesky, R.A.; Leggett, R.D.; Baker, R.B.

1987-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Steady-state domain wall motion driven by adiabatic spin-transfer torque with assistance of microwave field  

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We have studied the current-induced displacement of a 180° Bloch wall by means of micromagnetic simulation and analytical approach. It is found that the adiabatic spin-transfer torque can sustain a steady-state domain wall (DW) motion in the direction opposite to that of the electron flow without Walker Breakdown when a transverse microwave field is applied. This kind of motion is very sensitive to the microwave frequency and can be resonantly enhanced by exciting the domain wall thickness oscillation mode. A one-dimensional analytical model was established to account for the microwave-assisted wall motion. These findings may be helpful for reducing the critical spin-polarized current density and designing DW-based spintronic devices.

Wang, Xi-guang; Guo, Guang-hua, E-mail: guogh@mail.csu.edu.cn; Nie, Yao-zhuang; Xia, Qing-lin; Tang, Wei [School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China)] [School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Wang, D. [Department of Physics, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)] [Department of Physics, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Zeng, Zhong-ming [Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123 (China)] [Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123 (China)

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonperturbative renormalization of overlap quark bilinears on 2+1-flavor domain wall fermion configurations  

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We present renormalization constants of overlap quark bilinear operators on 2+1-flavor domain wall fermion configurations. This setup is being used by the ?QCD Collaboration in calculations of physical quantities such as strangeness in the nucleon and the strange and charm quark masses. The scale-independent renormalization constant for the axial-vector current is computed using the Ward identity. The renormalization constants for scalar, pseudoscalar, and vector currents are calculated in the RI-MOM scheme. Results in the MS¯ scheme are also given. The step scaling function of quark masses in the RI-MOM scheme is computed as well. The analysis uses, in total, six different ensembles of three sea quarks, each on two lattices with sizes 243×64 and 323×64 at spacings a=(1.73??GeV)?1 and (2.28??GeV)?1, respectively.

Zhaofeng Liu; Ying Chen; Shao-Jing Dong; Michael Glatzmaier; Ming Gong; Anyi Li; Keh-Fei Liu; Yi-Bo Yang; Jian-Bo Zhang (?QCD Collaboration)

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain wall roughening in CoPt alloy films M. Jost 1 , J. Heimel 2 and T. Kleinefeld 2  

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Domain wall roughening in CoPt alloy films M. Jost 1 , J. Heimel 2 and T. Kleinefeld 2 1 done to understand the phenomenon of interface roughening in a time independent (quenched) disordered while the noise term j(x; h(x; t)) roughens the interface and F denotes a homogenous driving force

Usadel, K. D.

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Domain walls and bubble-droplets in immiscible binary Bose gases  

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The existence and stability of domain walls (DWs) and bubble-droplet (BD) states in binary mixtures of quasi-one-dimensional ultracold Bose gases with inter- and intra-species repulsive interactions is considered. Previously, DWs were studied by means of coupled systems of Gross-Pitaevskii equations (GPEs) with cubic terms, which model immiscible binary Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs). We address immiscible BECs with two- and three-body repulsive interactions, as well as binary Tonks--Girardeau (TG) gases, using systems of GPEs with cubic and quintic nonlinearities for the binary BEC, and coupled nonlinear Schr\\"{o}dinger equations with quintic terms for the TG gases. Exact DW\\ solutions are found for the symmetric BEC mixture, with equal intra-species scattering lengths. Stable asymmetric DWs in the BEC mixtures with dissimilar interactions in the two components, as well as of symmetric and asymmetric DWs in the binary TG gas, are found by means of numerical and approximate analytical methods. In the BEC sy...

Filatrella, G; Salerno, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power-law Behavior of Strings Scattered from Domain-wall at High Energies and Breakdown of their Linear Relations  

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In contrast to the common wisdom, we discover that, instead of the exponential fall-off of the form factors with Regge-pole structure, the high-energy scattering amplitudes of string scattered from Domain-wall behave as power-law with Regge-pole structure. This is to be compared with the well-known power-law form factors without Regge-pole structure of the D-instanton scatterings. This discovery makes Domain-wall scatterings an unique example of a hybrid of string and field theory scatterings. The calculation is done for bosonic string scatterings of arbitrary massive string states from D-24 brane. Moreover, we discover that the usual linear relations of high-energy string scattering amplitudes at each fixed mass level break down for the Domain-wall scatterings. This result gives a strong evidence that the existence of the infinite linear relations, or stringy symmetries, of high-energy string scattering amplitudes is responsible for the softer, exponential fall-off high-energy string scatterings than the power-law field theory scatterings.

Chuan Tsung Chan; Jen-Chi Lee; Yi Yang

2006-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

86

One-loop operator matching in the static heavy and domain-wall light quark system with O(a) improvement  

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We discuss perturbative O(g^2a) matching with static heavy quarks and domain-wall light quarks for lattice operators relevant to B-meson decays and $B^0$-$\\bar{B}^0$ mixing. The chiral symmetry of the light domain-wall quarks does not prohibit operator mixing at O(a) for these operators. The O(a) corrections to physical quantities are non-negligible and must be included to obtain high-precision simulation results for CKM physics. We provide results using plaquette, Symanzik, Iwasaki and DBW2 gluon actions and applying APE, HYP1 and HYP2 link-smearing for the static quark action.

Tomomi Ishikawa; Yasumichi Aoki; Jonathan M. Flynn; Taku Izubuchi; Oleg Loktik

2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Valve for fuel pin loading system  

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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

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Valve for fuel pin loading system  

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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

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Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 272276 (2004) e1347e1348 Domain wall drag due to dc current injection into  

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, was fabricated by a conventional lift-off technique. In this system, a domain wall is generally nucleated [3]. The resistivity measurements were performed at 3 K using a four- terminal DC measurement system current at the bias field of 160 Oe: Here In and Vn are the current and the voltage at nth measured point

Otani, Yoshichika

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JOURNAL ut PHYSIQUE Colloque C7, supplement au n 12, Tome 38, decembre 1977, page C7-51 A MICROSCOPIC THEORY FOR DOMAIN WALL MOTION  

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the fact that the order parameter r\\ is not a conserved quantity. If the free energy is not at a minimum KINETICS J. W. CAHN Institute for Materials Research, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. 20234 to mean curvature. Unlike previous models, the velocity is not proportional to domain wall free energy

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Mixed Bloch-Nel-Ising character of 180 ferroelectric domain walls Donghwa Lee ( ,1 Rakesh K. Behera,1 Pingping Wu,2 Haixuan Xu ( ,1 Y. L. Li,2 Susan B. Sinnott,1  

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Mixed Bloch-Néel-Ising character of 180° ferroelectric domain walls Donghwa Lee ( ,1 Rakesh K 2009 Ferroelectric 180° domain walls are well-known to be predominantly Ising-like. Using density Ising-like, they also manifest some Bloch- and Néel-like character. Phase-field calculations show

Chen, Long-Qing

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Pinning down energy levels | EMSL  

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Pinning down energy levels Pinning down energy levels Scientists discover the energy differences behind green fluorescent protein's glow The research begins with (a) the model GFP...

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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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Temperature dependent nucleation, propagation, and annihilation of domain walls in all-perpendicular spin-valve nanopillars  

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We present a study of the temperature dependence of the switching fields in Co/Ni-based perpendicularly magnetized spin-valves. While magnetization reversal of all-perpendicular Co/Ni spin valves at ambient temperatures is typically marked by a single sharp step change in resistance, low temperature measurements can reveal a series of resistance steps, consistent with non-uniform magnetization configurations. We propose a model that consists of domain nucleation, propagation, and annihilation to explain the temperature dependence of the switching fields. Interestingly, low temperature (<30?K) step changes in resistance that we associate with domain nucleation have a bimodal switching field and resistance step distribution, attributable to two competing nucleation pathways.

Gopman, D. B., E-mail: daniel.gopman@physics.nyu.edu; Kent, A. D. [Department of Physics, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States); Bedau, D. [Department of Physics, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States); HGST San Jose Research Center, San Jose, California 95135 (United States); Mangin, S. [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR CNRS 7198 Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France 54506 (France); Fullerton, E. E. [CMRR, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Katine, J. A. [HGST San Jose Research Center, San Jose, California 95135 (United States)

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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COBRA-PI: an extension of the COBRA-3M code dynamically dimensioned to accept pin bundles of any size. [LMFBR  

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COBRA, in general, performs a thermal-hydraulic analysis of an actual pin bundle by subdividing the bundle cross-section into coolant subchannels, pin sectors, duct wall sectors. Its calculation includes heat convected axially upward through coolant mass flow, heat flow between pin sectors and adjoining subchannels, and heat and mass flow between coolant subchannels. COBRA-3M is a version of COBRA built for LMFBR applications, that includes a sophisticated thermal model of fuel pins and duct wall. COBRA-3M that can explicitly model a wider variety of pin bundle configurations than 3M would allow and includes significant improvements to its thermal modeling. COBRA-PI is currently being used for thermal-hydraulic analysis of hypothetical LMFBR accident transients in both power and flow. Pin bundles currently being analyzed explicitly range from 7 to 37 pins of axial lengths ranging from approx. 0.3-2.0 meters.

Froehle, P.H.; Bauer, T.H.

1983-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential pressure pin discharge apparatus  

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Disclosed is a discharge assembly for allowing elongate pins to be discharged from an area of relatively low pressure to an area of relatively greater pressure. The discharge assembly includes a duck valve having a lip piece made of flexible material. The flexible lip piece responds to a fluctuating pressure created downstream by an aspirator. The aspirator reduces the downstream pressure sensed by the duck valve when the discharge assembly is in the open position. This allows elongate pins to be moved through the duck valve with no backflow because the aspirator pressure is less than the pressure in the low pressure area from which the pins originate. Closure of the assembly causes the aspirator static pressure to force the flexible duck valve lip piece into a tightly sealed position also preventing backflow. The discharge assembly can be easily controlled using a single control valve which blocks the flow of aspirator gas and closes the pin passageway extending through the assembly.

Oakley, David J. (Richland, WA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Domain walls and double bubbles  

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...5, which are never double bubbles, that is, none is the global...transverse cylinder, torus bubble, inner tube and double hydrant...transverse cylinder and the stability of the cylinder cross. The...three-dimensional double bubbles and show that the method can...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Material accountancy for metallic fuel pin casting  

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The operation of the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) is based on the electrometallurgical processing of spent metallic reactor fuel. The pin casting operation, although only one of several operations in FCF, was the first to be on-line. As such, it has served to demonstrate the material accountancy system in many of its facets. This paper details, for the operation of the pin casting process with depleted uranium, the interaction between the mass tracking system (MTG) and some of the ancillary computer codes which generate pertinent information for operations and material accountancy. It is necessary to distinguish between two types of material balance calculations -- closeout for operations and material accountancy for safeguards. The two have much in common, for example, the mass tracking system database and the calculation of an inventory difference, but, in general, are not congruent with regard to balance period and balance spatial domain. Moreover, the objective, assessment, and reporting requirements of the calculated inventory difference are very different in the two cases.

Bucher, R.G.; Orechwa, Y.; Beitel, J.C.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Arabidopsis VASCULAR-RELATED NAC-DOMAIN6 Directly Regulates the Genes That Govern Programmed Cell Death and Secondary Wall Formation during Xylem Differentiation  

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...wall, namely, cellulose, xylan, and lignin. In addition to...cell wall over the entire cell surface, without forming a pattern...FLA12. IRX9 is required for xylan synthesis in the secondary cell...components: cellulose, lignin, and xylan (Zhong et al., 2007; McCarthy...

Kyoko Ohashi-Ito; Yoshihisa Oda; Hiroo Fukuda

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Cryogenically cooled detector pin mount  

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A focal plane assembly facilitates a molybdenum base plate being mounted to another plate made from aluminum. The molybdenum pin is an interference fit (press fit) in the aluminum base plate. An annular cut out area in the base plate forms two annular flexures.

Hunt, Jr., William E; Chrisp, Michael P

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

102

Domain lines as fractional strings  

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We consider N=2 supersymmetric quantum electrodynamics with two flavors, the Fayet-Iliopoulos parameter, and a mass term ? which breaks the extended supersymmetry down to N=1. The bulk theory has two vacua; at ?=0 the Bogomol’nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) monopoles-saturated domain wall interpolating between them has a moduli space parameterized by a U(1) phase ? which can be promoted to a scalar field in the effective low-energy theory on the wall world-volume. At small nonvanishing ? this field gets a sine-Gordon potential. As a result, only two discrete degenerate BPS domain walls survive. We find an explicit solitonic solution for domain lines—stringlike objects living on the surface of the domain wall which separate wall I from wall II. The domain line is seen as a BPS kink in the world-volume effective theory. We expect that the wall with the domain line on it saturates both the {1,0} and the {12,12} central charges of the bulk theory. The domain line carries a magnetic flux which is exactly 12 of the flux carried by the flux tube living in the bulk on each side of the wall. Thus, the domain lines on the wall confine charges living on the wall, resembling Polyakov’s three-dimensional confinement.

R. Auzzi; M. Shifman; A. Yung

2006-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

103

Domain Lines as Fractional Strings  

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We consider N=2 supersymmetric quantum electrodynamics (SQED) with 2 flavors, the Fayet--Iliopoulos parameter, and a mass term $\\beta$ which breaks the extended supersymmetry down to N=1. The bulk theory has two vacua; at $\\beta=0$ the BPS-saturated domain wall interpolating between them has a moduli space parameterized by a U(1) phase $\\sigma$ which can be promoted to a scalar field in the effective low-energy theory on the wall world-volume. At small nonvanishing $\\beta$ this field gets a sine-Gordon potential. As a result, only two discrete degenerate BPS domain walls survive. We find an explicit solitonic solution for domain lines -- string-like objects living on the surface of the domain wall which separate wall I from wall II. The domain line is seen as a BPS kink in the world-volume effective theory. We expect that the wall with the domain line on it saturates both the $\\{1,0\\}$ and the $\\{{1/2},{1/2}\\}$b central charges of the bulk theory. The domain line carries the magnetic flux which is exactly 1/2 of the flux carried by the flux tube living in the bulk on each side of the wall. Thus, the domain lines on the wall confine charges living on the wall, resembling Polyakov's three-dimensional confinement.

R. Auzzi; M. Shifman; A. Yung

2006-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

104

Dynamics of strings between walls  

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Configurations of vortex-strings stretched between or ending on domain walls were previously found to be 1/4 BPS states. Among zero modes of string positions, the center of mass of strings in each region between two adjacent domain walls is shown to be non-normalizable whereas the rests are normalizable. We study dynamics of vortex-strings stretched between separated domain walls by using two methods, the moduli space (geodesic) approximation of full 1/4 BPS states and the charged particle approximation for string endpoints in the wall effective action. In the first method we obtain the effective Lagrangian explicitly and find the 90 degree scattering for head-on collision. In the second method the domain wall effective action is assumed to be U(1){sup N} gauge theory, and we find a good agreement between two methods for well separated strings. This talk is based on the work [1].

Eto, Minoru [INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Fujimori, Toshiaki; Nagashima, Takayuki [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Nitta, Muneto [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8521 (Japan); Ohashi, Keisuke [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, CB3 0WA (United Kingdom); Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Mathematics, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Tokyo 167-8585 (Japan)

2008-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

105

Ginzburg-Landau model with small pinning domains  

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Oct 4, 2011 ... We consider a Ginzburg-Landau type energy with a piecewise constant .... suggest nearly 2D structure of parallel vortex tubes ([25], Fig I.4).

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

106

CORROSION RESISTANCE OF FISH TAGGING PINS  

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CORROSION RESISTANCE OF FISH TAGGING PINS [Marine Biological Laboratoryj WOODS HOLE, MASS. SPECIAL A, Seaton, Secretary Fish and Wildlife Service, Arnie J. Suoraela, Commissioner CORROSION RESISTANCE were tagged with nickel and Type 304 stainless steel pins to compare the corrosion resistance

107

Obstructions to Pin Structures on Kleinian Manifolds  

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We develop various topological notions on four-manifolds of Kleinian signature $(- - + +)$. In particular, we extend the concept of `Kleinian metric homotopy' to non-orientable manifolds. We then derive the topological obstructions to pin-Klein cobordism, for all of the pin groups. Finally, we discuss various examples and applications which arise from this work.

L. J. Alty; A. Chamblin

1995-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

108

HEADER_10PIN June, 2007Paul Smith  

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+5V HEADER_10PIN June, 2007Paul Smith ptsmith@indiana.edu Indiana University Physics Department R? 1.5K LEVEL=DOC #12;-5V MOLEX_4PIN +3.5V+2V June, 2007Paul Smith ptsmith@indiana.edu Indiana

Evans, Hal

109

Pinning impulsive control algorithms for complex network  

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In this paper, we further investigate the synchronization of complex dynamical network via pinning control in which a selection of nodes are controlled at discrete times. Different from most existing work, the pinning control algorithms utilize only the impulsive signals at discrete time instants, which may greatly improve the communication channel efficiency and reduce control cost. Two classes of algorithms are designed, one for strongly connected complex network and another for non-strongly connected complex network. It is suggested that in the strongly connected network with suitable coupling strength, a single controller at any one of the network's nodes can always pin the network to its homogeneous solution. In the non-strongly connected case, the location and minimum number of nodes needed to pin the network are determined by the Frobenius normal form of the coupling matrix. In addition, the coupling matrix is not necessarily symmetric or irreducible. Illustrative examples are then given to validate the proposed pinning impulsive control algorithms.

Sun, Wen [School of Information and Mathematics, Yangtze University, Jingzhou 434023 (China)] [School of Information and Mathematics, Yangtze University, Jingzhou 434023 (China); Lü, Jinhu [Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)] [Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Chen, Shihua [College of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China)] [College of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Yu, Xinghuo [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 3001 (Australia)] [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 3001 (Australia)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

110

NREL: Energy Sciences - Pin-Ching Maness  

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Pin-Ching Maness Pin-Ching Maness Principal Scientist Photo of Pin-Ching Maness Phone: (303) 384-6114 Email: pinching.maness@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 1995 Pin-Ching Maness is a Principal Scientist at NREL, where she has been employed since 1981. She received her M.S. degrees in Life Sciences from Indiana State University in 1976 and in Computer Information Systems from University of Denver in 2000. Her research interests are in the physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of microbes with applications in bioremediation and the production of H2 and high-value bio-based products. Her areas of research include isolation and development from nature microorganisms with respect to H2-production activity, purification and characterization of the hydrogenase and related proteins, and understanding

111

Pin loosening in external skeletal fixation  

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PIN LOOSENING IN EXTERNAL SKELETAL FIXATION A Thesis by BA MIN I VITTAL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AII M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1993 Major... Subject: Bioengineering PIN LOOSENING IN EXTERNAL SKELETAL FIXATION A Thesis by BAMINI VITTAL Submitted to Texas A 8 M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved to as style and content by...

Vittal, Bamini

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

112

Numerical Investigation of Flow and Heat Transfer Characteristics in Rectangular Channels (AR=4:1) with Circular and Elliptical Pin Fin Arrays  

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with six rows of pin ns : 19 viii LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1 Cooling techniques used in a modern turbine blade (Han et al. [1]) : 3 2 Pin n shapes and their relative dimensions : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 16 3 Schematic of the test section... into two categories, external cooling and internal cooling. External cooling is also known as lm cooling. It is achieved by discharging the internal coolant air through discrete holes in the turbine walls to provide an insulating coolant lm which...

Velichala, Abhishek

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

113

The B->pi l nu and Bs->K l nu form factors and |Vub| from 2+1-flavor lattice QCD with domain-wall light quarks and relativistic heavy quarks  

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We calculate the form factors for B->pi l nu & Bs->K l nu decay in lattice QCD. We use the (2+1)-flavor RBC-UKQCD gauge field-ensembles generated with the domain-wall fermion and Iwasaki gauge actions. For the b quarks we use the anisotropic clover action with the relativistic heavy-quark interpretation. We analyze data at 2 lattice spacings a~0.11, 0.086 fm with pion masses as light as M_pi~290 MeV. We extrapolate our numerical results to the physical light-quark masses and to the continuum and interpolate in the pion/kaon energy using SU(2) "hard-pion" chiral perturbation theory. We provide complete systematic error budgets for the vector & scalar form factors f+(q^2) & f0(q2) for B->pi l nu & Bs ->K l nu at 3 momenta that span the q^2 range accessible in our numerical simulations. Next we extrapolate these results to q^2 = 0 using a model-independent z-parameterization based on analyticity & unitarity. We present our final results for f+(q^2) & f0(q^2) as the z coefficients and matr...

Flynn, J M; Kawanai, T; Lehner, C; Soni, A; Van de Water, R S; Witzel, O

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

PINS Testing and Modification for Explosive Identification  

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

E.H. Seabury; A.J. Caffrey

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Dynamics of strings between walls  

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Configurations of vortex strings stretched between or ending on domain walls were previously found to be 1/4 Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) states in N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories in 3+1 dimensions. Among zero modes of string positions, the center of mass of strings in each region between two adjacent domain walls is shown to be non-normalizable whereas the rests are normalizable. We study dynamics of vortex strings stretched between separated domain walls by using two methods, the moduli space (geodesic) approximation of full 1/4 BPS states and the charged particle approximation for string end points in the wall effective action. In the first method we explicitly obtain the effective Lagrangian in the strong coupling limit, which is written in terms of hypergeometric functions, and find the 90 deg. scattering for head-on collision. In the second method the domain wall effective action is assumed to be U(1){sup N} gauge theory, and we find a good agreement between two methods for well-separated strings.

Eto, Minoru [INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Department of Physics, University of Pisa Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Fujimori, Toshiaki; Nagashima, Takayuki [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Nitta, Muneto [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8521 (Japan); Ohashi, Keisuke [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, CB3 0WA (United Kingdom); Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Mathematics, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Tokyo 167-8585 (Japan)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

116

NIST ITL submits PINS form to ANSI  

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1 NIST ITL submits PINS form to ANSI for initiation of project to draft new or revised ANS. ANSI consensus body, starting with pre- canvass notice and invitation, which is posted on the ANSI/ NIST and develops canvass list. NIST ITL issues 45-day ballot and submits to ANSI for concurrent 45- day public

117

Timing analysis of PWR fuel pin failures  

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This report discusses research conducted to develop and demonstrate a methodology for calculation of the time interval between receipt of the containment isolation signals and the first fuel pin failure for loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs). Demonstration calculations were performed for a Babcock and Wilcox (B W) design (Oconee) and a Westinghouse (W) four-loop design (Seabrook). Sensitivity studies were performed to assess the impacts of fuel pin burnup, axial peaking factor, break size, emergency core cooling system availability, and main coolant pump trip on these times. The analysis was performed using the following codes: FRAPCON-2, for the calculation of steady-state fuel behavior; SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRACPF1/MOD1, for the calculation of the transient thermal-hydraulic conditions in the reactor system; and FRAP-T6, for the calculation of transient fuel behavior. In addition to the calculation of fuel pin failure timing, this analysis provides a comparison of the predicted results of SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRAC-PF1/MOD1 for large-break LOCA analysis. Using SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 thermal-hydraulic data, the shortest time intervals calculated between initiation of containment isolation and fuel pin failure are 10.4 seconds and 19.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. Using data generated by TRAC-PF1/MOD1, the shortest intervals are 10.3 seconds and 29.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. These intervals are for a double-ended, offset-shear, cold leg break, using the technical specification maximum peaking factor and applied to fuel with maximum design burnup. Using peaking factors commensurate with actual burnups would result in longer intervals for both reactor designs. This document provides appendices K and L of this report which provide plots for the timing analysis of PWR fuel pin failures for Oconee and Seabrook respectively.

Jones, K.R.; Wade, N.L.; Katsma, K.R.; Siefken, L.J. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Straka, M. (Halliburton NUS, Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Characterization of superconductors with artificial pinning microstructures  

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Extension of the APC approach to Nb{sub 3}Sn requires that a second phase be introduced into the Nb{sub 3}S reaction layer with the intent of increasing the volume pinning strength. This can be achieved by either the refinement of the Nb{sub 3}S grains due to the presence of a second phase or by the second phase itself pinning flux. If a bronze-type process is to be used a different addition than Zr is required since internal oxidation of Nb is not possible. The criteria for elements to be candidates for the APC approach are discussed. The results for one of the candidates (Ag) show that it is not incorporated into the Nb{sub 3}S, however, its addition did increase the growth rate.

Dietderich, D.R.; Scanlan, R.M.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

PIN generation using EEG: a stability study  

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In a previous study, it has been shown that brain activity, i.e., electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, can be used to generate personal identification number (PIN). The method was based on brain-computer interface (BCI) technology using a P300-based BCI approach and showed that a single-channel EEG was sufficient to generate PIN without any error for three subjects. The advantage of this method is obviously its better fraud resistance compared to conventional methods of PIN generation such as entering the numbers using a keypad. Here, we investigate the stability of these EEG signals when used with a neural network classifier, i.e., to investigate the changes in the performance of the method over time. Our results, based on recording conducted over a period of three months, indicate that a single channel is no longer sufficient and a multiple electrode configuration is necessary to maintain acceptable performances. Alternatively, a recording session to retrain the neural network classifier can be conducted on shorter intervals, though practically this might not be viable.

Ramaswamy Palaniappan; Kenneth Revett

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Renewal sequences, disordered potentials, and pinning phenomena  

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We give an overview of the state of the art of the analysis of disordered models of pinning on a defect line. This class of models includes a number of well known and much studied systems (like polymer pinning on a defect line, wetting of interfaces on a disordered substrate and the Poland-Scheraga model of DNA denaturation). A remarkable aspect is that, in absence of disorder, all the models in this class are exactly solvable and they display a localization-delocalization transition that one understands in full detail. Moreover the behavior of such systems near criticality is controlled by a parameter and one observes, by tuning the parameter, the full spectrum of critical behaviors, ranging from first order to infinite order transitions. This is therefore an ideal set-up in which to address the question of the effect of disorder on the phase transition,notably on critical properties. We will review recent results that show that the physical prediction that goes under the name of Harris criterion is indeed fully correct for pinning models. Beyond summarizing the results, we will sketch most of the arguments of proof.

Giambattista Giacomin

2008-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite  

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Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite Print Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite Print At the ALS, an international team of researchers has used low-energy coherent x rays to extract new knowledge about the correlated motion of groups of self-assembled, outer-lying electrons in the extremely complex electronic system found in manganites. The manganite family of materials has puzzled physicists for years by defying standard models for the motion of electrons in crystals. By controlling the properties of the incident x rays, the researchers were able to map the complexity of a "half-doped" manganite into a far-field speckle diffraction pattern to study the manganite's domain dynamics. Their results suggest the material undergoes a transition characterized by the competition between a pinned orbital domain topology that remains static and mobile domain boundaries that exhibit slow, temporal fluctuations.

122

Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite  

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Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite Print Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite Print At the ALS, an international team of researchers has used low-energy coherent x rays to extract new knowledge about the correlated motion of groups of self-assembled, outer-lying electrons in the extremely complex electronic system found in manganites. The manganite family of materials has puzzled physicists for years by defying standard models for the motion of electrons in crystals. By controlling the properties of the incident x rays, the researchers were able to map the complexity of a "half-doped" manganite into a far-field speckle diffraction pattern to study the manganite's domain dynamics. Their results suggest the material undergoes a transition characterized by the competition between a pinned orbital domain topology that remains static and mobile domain boundaries that exhibit slow, temporal fluctuations.

123

Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite  

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Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite Print Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite Print At the ALS, an international team of researchers has used low-energy coherent x rays to extract new knowledge about the correlated motion of groups of self-assembled, outer-lying electrons in the extremely complex electronic system found in manganites. The manganite family of materials has puzzled physicists for years by defying standard models for the motion of electrons in crystals. By controlling the properties of the incident x rays, the researchers were able to map the complexity of a "half-doped" manganite into a far-field speckle diffraction pattern to study the manganite's domain dynamics. Their results suggest the material undergoes a transition characterized by the competition between a pinned orbital domain topology that remains static and mobile domain boundaries that exhibit slow, temporal fluctuations.

124

Semiconducting glasses with flux pinning inclusions  

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A series of amorphous superconducting glassy alloys containing 1% to 10% by volume of flux pinning crystalline inclusions have been found to have potentially useful properties as high field superconducting magnet materials. The alloys are prepared by splat cooling by the piston and anvil technique. The alloys have the composition (TM).sub.90-70 (M).sub.10-30 where TM is a transition metal selected from at least one metal of Groups IVB, VB, VIB, VIIB or VIIIB of the Periodic Table such as Nb, Mo, Ru, Zr, Ta, W or Re and M is at least one metalloid such as B, P, C, N, Si, Ge or Al.

Johnson, William L. (Pasadena, CA); Poon, Siu-Joe (Palo Alto, CA); Duwez, Pol E. (Pasadena, CA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Domain growth in the clock model  

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The development of order in the clock (ZN) model is studied following a quench from the disordered phase to a low-temperature unstable state below the ferromagnetic critical point. Growth laws for the average size of domains are obtained by computer simulation for N=3, 4, 8, 16, and 26 degenerate states. In disagreement with recent Monte Carlo work, no pinning by vortices is observed.

Kimmo Kaski; Martin Grant; J. D. Gunton

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

ITP Hanford Type 40 pin electrical connector failure analysis  

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Corrosion products observed on the ITP Hanford Type 40 pin electrical connectors would be expected to adversely affect the power and control signals supplied to process equipment in the filter cell by the connectors. Corrosion products were consistent with those found on similar pins in DWPF. The recommendations based on the findings in this investigation are as follows: (1) Replace male and female rhodium plated pins with gold plated pins. (2) Replace the galvanized carbon steel spring on the male connector with a stainless steel spring. (3) Install protective caps over Hanford connectors when jumpers are removed.

Imrich, K.J.

1993-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

127

Defect motion and lattice pinning barriers in Josephson-junction ladders  

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We study the motion of domain wall defects in a fully frustrated Josephson-junction ladder system, driven by small applied currents. For small system sizes, the energy barrier E{sub B} to the defect motion is computed analytically via symmetry and topological considerations. More generally, we perform numerical simulations directly on the equations of motion, based on the resistively-shunted junction model, to study the dynamics of defects, varying the system size. Coherent motion of domain walls is observed for large system sizes. In the thermodynamical limit, we find E{sub B}=0.1827 in units of the Josephson coupling energy.

Kang, H.; Lim, Jong Soo [Department of Physics and Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of); Fortin, J.-Y. [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Universite Louis Pasteur, 67084 Strasbourg (France); Choi, J. [Department of Physics, Keimyung University, Daegu 704-701 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, M. Y. [Department of Physics and Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of); Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Creation and pinning of vortex-antivortex pairs  

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Computer modeling is reported about the creation and pinning of a magnetic vortex-antivortex (V-AV) pair in a superconducting thin film, due to the magnetic field of a vertical magnetic dipole above the film, and two antidot pins inside the film...

Kim, Sangbum; Hu, Chia-Ren; Andrews, Malcolm J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Optical fuel pin scanner. [Patent application; for reading identifications  

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This patent relates to an optical identification system developed for post-irradiation disassembly and analysis of fuel bundle assemblies. The apparatus is designed to be lowered onto a stationary fuel pin to read identification numbers or letters imprinted on the circumference of the top fuel pin and cap. (DLC)

Kirchner, T.L.; Powers, H.G.

1980-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

130

Design and development of an automated pinning machine for the surface mount electronics industry  

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This thesis describes the development of a concept for a pinning process and the associated machinery to handle odd-form pins specific to a company in the surface mount electronics industry. The developed pinning machine ...

Cook, Daniel J., M. Eng. (Daniel James). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Pinning and annealing of solitons in modulated systems  

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Chaotic pinning of solitons occurs in nearly commensurate modulated systems when the distance between solitons becomes so large that their interaction cannot overcome the Peierls pinning potential. We study numerically within the mean-field theory the stability of the randomly pinned ''chaotic'' states as a function of temperature near the commensurate-incommensurate (CI) transition in the axial next-nearest-neighbor Ising model. The pinned state turns into a regular incommensurate state as the temperature is raised. A more regular soliton state emerges as the temperature is lowered. The system never reaches the ground state (Frank and van der Merwe or devil's-staircase behavior) near the CI transition because of the pinning. The chaos and the hysteresis may explain recent experimental findings in magnetic and ferroelectric systems.

Jensen, M.H.; Bak, P.

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Semiconductor P-I-N detector  

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A semiconductor P-I-N detector including an intrinsic wafer, a P-doped layer, an N-doped layer, and a boundary layer for reducing the diffusion of dopants into the intrinsic wafer. The boundary layer is positioned between one of the doped regions and the intrinsic wafer. The intrinsic wafer can be composed of CdZnTe or CdTe, the P-doped layer can be composed of ZnTe doped with copper, and the N-doped layer can be composed of CdS doped with indium. The boundary layers is formed of an undoped semiconductor material. The boundary layer can be deposited onto the underlying intrinsic wafer. The doped regions are then typically formed by a deposition process or by doping a section of the deposited boundary layer.

Sudharsanan, Rengarajan (53 Timber Line Dr., Nashua, NH 03062); Karam, Nasser H. (577 Lowell St., Lexington, MA 02173)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Pin stack array for thermoacoustic energy conversion  

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A thermoacoustic stack for connecting two heat exchangers in a thermoacoustic energy converter provides a convex fluid-solid interface in a plane perpendicular to an axis for acoustic oscillation of fluid between the two heat exchangers. The convex surfaces increase the ratio of the fluid volume in the effective thermoacoustic volume that is displaced from the convex surface to the fluid volume that is adjacent the surface within which viscous energy losses occur. Increasing the volume ratio results in an increase in the ratio of transferred thermal energy to viscous energy losses, with a concomitant increase in operating efficiency of the thermoacoustic converter. The convex surfaces may be easily provided by a pin array having elements arranged parallel to the direction of acoustic oscillations and with effective radial dimensions much smaller than the thicknesses of the viscous energy loss and thermoacoustic energy transfer volumes.

Keolian, Robert M. (Monterey, CA); Swift, Gregory W. (Santa Fe, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORNL/TM-2014/102 20 Gwd SiC Clad Fuel Pin Examination  

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in. This pin was then contained in a stainless steel capsule with appropriate gaps to control the pin cladding operating temperature. The temperatures and material changes are not...

135

Wall to Wall Optimal Transport  

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The calculus of variations is employed to find steady divergence-free velocity fields that maximize transport of a tracer between two parallel walls held at fixed concentration for one of two constraints on flow strength: a fixed value of the kinetic energy or a fixed value of the enstrophy. The optimizing flows consist of an array of (convection) cells of a particular aspect ratio Gamma. We solve the nonlinear Euler-Lagrange equations analytically for weak flows and numerically (and via matched asymptotic analysis in the fixed energy case) for strong flows. We report the results in terms of the Nusselt number Nu, a dimensionless measure of the tracer transport, as a function of the Peclet number Pe, a dimensionless measure of the energy or enstrophy of the flow. For both constraints the maximum transport Nu_{MAX}(Pe) is realized in cells of decreasing aspect ratio Gamma_{opt}(Pe) as Pe increases. For the fixed energy problem, Nu_{MAX} \\sim Pe and Gamma_{opt} \\sim Pe^{-1/2}, while for the fixed enstrophy scenario, Nu_{MAX} \\sim Pe^{10/17} and Gamma_{opt} \\sim Pe^{-0.36}. We also interpret our results in the context of certain buoyancy-driven Rayleigh-Benard convection problems that satisfy one of the two intensity constraints, enabling us to investigate how the transport scalings compare with upper bounds on Nu expressed as a function of the Rayleigh number \\Ra. For steady convection in porous media, corresponding to the fixed energy problem, we find Nu_{MAX} \\sim \\Ra and Gamma_{opt} \\sim Ra^{-1/2}$, while for steady convection in a pure fluid layer between free-slip isothermal walls, corresponding to fixed enstrophy transport, Nu_{MAX} \\sim Ra^{5/12} and Gamma_{opt} \\sim Ra^{-1/4}.

Pedram Hassanzadeh; Gregory P. Chini; Charles R. Doering

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

136

Equilibrium ultrastable glasses produced by random pinning  

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Ultrastable glasses have risen to prominence due to their potentially useful material properties and the tantalizing possibility of a general method of preparation via vapor deposition. Despite the importance of this novel class of amorphous materials, numerical studies have been scarce because achieving ultrastability in atomistic simulations is an enormous challenge. Here we bypass this difficulty and establish that randomly pinning the position of a small fraction of particles inside an equilibrated supercooled liquid generates ultrastable configurations at essentially no numerical cost, while avoiding undesired structural changes due to the preparation protocol. Building on the analogy with vapor-deposited ultrastable glasses, we study the melting kinetics of these configurations following a sudden temperature jump into the liquid phase. In homogeneous geometries, we find that enhanced kinetic stability is accompanied by large scale dynamic heterogeneity, while a competition between homogeneous and heterogeneous melting is observed when a liquid boundary invades the glass at constant velocity. Our work demonstrates the feasibility of large-scale, atomistically resolved, and experimentally relevant simulations of the kinetics of ultrastable glasses.

Glen M Hocky; Ludovic Berthier; David R. Reichman

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

137

Anatomy of a Nuclear Pin Assembly | Department of Energy  

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Anatomy of a Nuclear Pin Assembly Anatomy of a Nuclear Pin Assembly Anatomy of a Nuclear Pin Assembly January 29, 2013 - 10:02am Addthis Anatomy of a Nuclear Pin Assembly What are the key facts? A method for building predictability into the NEAMS Toolkit is to correctly capture the material properties at the microstructural level. Upscaling, or bridging the scales is an equally complicated challenge for multi-scale simulation efforts. While posing a significant challenge, materials and other fundamental modeling efforts are a way to effectively leverage resources. Even with the most advanced supercomputing power no model is able to capture everything happening at all scales, so it's necessary to really understand the system of interest by equally understanding the dominant physical parameters of that system. Only these dominant effects will be

138

Criteria for stochastic pinning control of networks of chaotic maps  

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This paper investigates the controllability of discrete-time networks of coupled chaotic maps through stochastic pinning. In this control scheme, the network dynamics are steered towards a desired trajectory through a feedback control input that is applied stochastically to the network nodes. The network controllability is studied by analyzing the local mean square stability of the error dynamics with respect to the desired trajectory. Through the analysis of the spectral properties of salient matrices, a toolbox of conditions for controllability are obtained, in terms of the dynamics of the individual maps, algebraic properties of the network, and the probability distribution of the pinning control. We demonstrate the use of these conditions in the design of a stochastic pinning control strategy for networks of Chirikov standard maps. To elucidate the applicability of the approach, we consider different network topologies and compare five different stochastic pinning strategies through extensive numerical simulations.

Mwaffo, Violet; Porfiri, Maurizio, E-mail: mporfiri@nyu.edu [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (United States); DeLellis, Pietro [Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples 80125 (Italy)] [Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples 80125 (Italy)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of tensile strain on grain connectivity and flux pinning...  

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tensile strain on grain connectivity and flux pinning in Bi 2 Sr 2 Ca 2 Cu 3 O x tapes D. C. van der Laan and J. W. Ekin National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder,...

140

Wall surveyor project report  

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A report is made on the demonstration of a first-generation Wall Surveyor that is capable of surveying the interior and thickness of a stone, brick, or cement wall. LLNL`s Micropower Impulse Radar is used, based on emitting and detecting very low amplitude and short microwave impulses (MIR rangefinder). Six test walls were used. While the demonstrator MIR Wall Surveyor is not fieldable yet, it has successfully scanned the test walls and produced real-time images identifying the walls. It is planned to optimize and package the evaluation wall surveyor into a hand held unit.

Mullenhoff, D.J.; Johnston, B.C.; Azevedo, S.G.

1996-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicide Schottky Contacts to Silicon: Screened Pinning at Defect Levels  

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Silicide Schottky contacts can be as large as 0.955 eV (E{sub v} + 0.165 eV) on n-type silicon and as large as 1.05 eV (E{sub c} {minus} 0.07 eV) on p-type silicon. Current models of Schottky barrier formation do not provide a satisfactory explanation of occurrence of this wide variation. A model for understanding Schottky contacts via screened pinning at defect levels is presented. In the present paper it is shown that most transition metal silicides are pinned approximately 0.48 eV above the valence band by interstitial Si clusters. Rare earth disilicides pin close to the divacancy acceptor level 0.41 eV below the conduction band edge while high work function silicides of Ir and Pt pin close to the divacancy donor level 0.21 eV above the valence band edge. Selection of a particular defect pinning level depends strongly on the relative positions of the silicide work function and the defect energy level on an absolute energy scale.

Drummond, T.J.

1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

142

Axions from cosmic string and wall decay  

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If inflation occurred with a reheat temperature > T{sub PQ}, axions from the decay of global axion strings and domain walls would make an important contribution to the cosmological energy density, comparable to that from vacuum misalignment. Several groups have numerically studied the evolution of axion strings and walls in the past, however substantial uncertainties remain in their contribution to the present density {Omega}{sub a,string+wall} {approx} 1-100 (f{sub a}/10{sup 12} GeV){sup 7/6}, where f{sub a} is the axion decay constant. I will describe the numerical methods used in our simulations and show results for several string and wall configurations.

Hagmann, C A

2010-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

143

Axial clad strain behavior of sphere-pac fuel pins  

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areas; irradiation per for mance and fuel manufactur e. In instr umented ir r ad i ation tests, the axial strain behavior of' spher e-pac fuel pins is markedly differ ent than that of refer ence pellet pins. In initial star tup power ramps, the clad...'s results indicate that, for ver y high levels of applied str ess (5000 psia), less than 3$ of c remained as ch&. vc The plunger-cladding assembly friction terms, a and b, were neglected. Exact deter mination of these values was impossible with the test...

Thomas, James Kelly

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

144

Development of control system to automate the PCB pin insertion process  

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This thesis describes the development of the control system that runs the automated pin insertion machine in a surface mount technology assembly line. The control system is divided into 2 subsystems viz. pin sorting and ...

Isaac, Rejin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Assemblies with both target and fuel pins in an isotope-production reactor  

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A method is described for producing tritium in a fast breeder reactor cooled with liquid metal. Lithium target material is placed in pins adjacent to fuel pins in order to increase the tritium production rate.

Cawley, W.E.; Omberg, R.P.

1982-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

146

Eminent Domain Law (Iowa)  

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These regulations confer the power of eminent domain and describe procedures for exercising eminent domain in Iowa.

147

Pinned it! A Large Scale Study of the Pinterest Network  

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Pinterest is an image-based online social network, which was launched in the year 2010 and has gained a lot of traction, ever since. Within 3 years, Pinterest has attained 48.7 million unique users. This stupendous growth makes it interesting to study ... Keywords: Classification, Online social networks, Pin

Sudip Mittal, Neha Gupta, Prateek Dewan, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

DMBC: Domain Names & Web Hosting Domain Names  

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DMBC: Domain Names & Web Hosting Domain Names Top Level Domains · .com · .net · .org · .edu · .gov.9% of the web-viewing audience is used to typing in. Chances are, a visitor will type in ".com" even if you tell and simple · Try to avoid dashes or underscores in the domain name unless there is no other option Web

Stowell, Michael

149

Fluidized wall for protecting fusion chamber walls  

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Apparatus for protecting the inner wall of a fusion chamber from microexplosion debris, x-rays, neutrons, etc. produced by deuterium-tritium (DT) targets imploded within the fusion chamber. The apparatus utilizes a fluidized wall similar to a waterfall comprising liquid lithium or solid pellets of lithium-ceramic, the waterfall forming a blanket to prevent damage of the structural materials of the chamber.

Maniscalco, James A. (Danville, CA); Meier, Wayne R. (Livermore, CA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

An experimental investigation of heat transfer in narrow, rectangular cooling channels with pin-fins  

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][Ro]/[Ro] = 0.12). Heat transfer in a stationary pin-fin channel can be enhanced up to 3.8 times that of a smooth channel. Rotation enhances the heat transferred from the pin-fin channels 1.5 times that of the stationary pin-fin channels. Overall, rotation...

Wright, Lesley Mae

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

151

Liquid Wall Chambers  

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The key feature of liquid wall chambers is the use of a renewable liquid layer to protect chamber structures from target emissions. Two primary options have been proposed and studied: wetted wall chambers and thick liquid wall (TLW) chambers. With wetted wall designs, a thin layer of liquid shields the structural first wall from short ranged target emissions (x-rays, ions and debris) but not neutrons. Various schemes have been proposed to establish and renew the liquid layer between shots including flow-guiding porous fabrics (e.g., Osiris, HIBALL), porous rigid structures (Prometheus) and thin film flows (KOYO). The thin liquid layer can be the tritium breeding material (e.g., flibe, PbLi, or Li) or another liquid metal such as Pb. TLWs use liquid jets injected by stationary or oscillating nozzles to form a neutronically thick layer (typically with an effective thickness of {approx}50 cm) of liquid between the target and first structural wall. In addition to absorbing short ranged emissions, the thick liquid layer degrades the neutron flux and energy reaching the first wall, typically by {approx}10 x x, so that steel walls can survive for the life of the plant ({approx}30-60 yrs). The thick liquid serves as the primary coolant and tritium breeding material (most recent designs use flibe, but the earliest concepts used Li). In essence, the TLW places the fusion blanket inside the first wall instead of behind the first wall.

Meier, W R

2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

152

Pin loosening in external skeletal fixation: a biomechanical and microstructural comparison of the near and far cortex pin-bone interfaces  

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PIN LOOSENING IN EXTERNAL SKELETAL FIXATION: A BIOMECHANICAL AND MICROSTRUCTURAL COIIIPARISON OF THE NEAR AND FAR CORTEX PIN-BONE INTERFACES A Thesis by DARRYL EUGENE IvICDONALD JR 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 August 1993 Major Subject: Veterinary Medicine and Surgery PIN LOOSENING IN EXTERNAL SKELETAL FIXATION: A BIOMECHANICAL ANO MICROSTRUCTURAL COMPARISON OF THE NEAR...

McDonald, Darryl Eugene

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

153

Tokamak reactor first wall  

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This invention relates to an improved first wall construction for a tokamak fusion reactor vessel, or other vessels subjected to similar pressure and thermal stresses.

Creedon, R.L.; Levine, H.E.; Wong, C.; Battaglia, J.

1984-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

154

Two-dimensional computational modeling of sodium boiling in simulated LMFBR fuel-pin bundles  

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Extensive sodium boiling tests have been carried out in two simulated LMFBR fuel pin bundles in the Thermal-Hydraulic Out-of-Reactor Safety (THORS) Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Experimental results from a 19-pin bundle (THORS Bundle 6A) have been previously reported, and experimental results from a 61-pin bundle (THORS Bundle 9) will be reported soon. The results discussed here are from the 19-pin bundle. Preliminary analysis has shown that the computational methods used and conclusions reached are equally valid for the 61-pin bundle, as well as the 19-pin in-reactor Sodium Loop Safety Facility (SLSF) W-1 experiment. The main result of THORS sodium boiling experimentation is that boiling behavior is determined by two-dimensional effects, i.e., the rates of mass, momentum and energy transfer in the direction perpendicular to the axes of the fuel pins.

Dearing, J.F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Formalizing Synthetic Domain Theory  

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Synthetic Domain Theory (SDT) is a constructive variant of Domain Theory where all functions are continuous following Dana Scott‘s idea of “domains as sets”. Recently there have been suggested more abstract axiomatizations encompassing ... Keywords: LCF, domain theory, formal verification, programming logics, synthetic domain theory, type theory

Bernhard Reus

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Renewal convergence rates and correlation decay for homogeneous pinning models  

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A class of discrete renewal processes with super-exponentially decaying inter-arrival distributions coincides with the infinite volume limit of general homogeneous pinning models in their localized phase. Pinning models are statistical mechanics systems to which a lot of attention has been devoted both for their relevance for applications and because they are solvable models exhibiting a non-trivial phase transition. The spatial decay of correlations in these systems is directly mapped to the speed of convergence to equilibrium for the associated renewal processes. We show that close to criticality, under general assumptions, the correlation decay rate, or the renewal convergence rate, coincides with the inter-arrival decay rate. We also show that, in general, this is false away from criticality. Under a stronger assumption on the inter-arrival distribution we establish a local limit theorem, capturing thus the sharp asymptotic behavior of correlations.

Giambattista Giacomin

2007-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

157

Investigation of pin-post monochromators for a wiggler beamline  

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Three water-cooled pin-post monochromators, to be used on a wiggler beamline at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), were built with the heat exchanger engineered to provide very high heat transfer. The geometry of the heat exchanger as well as calculated data on the heat transfer will be presented. Before using the monochromators on the beamline, they were checked by x-ray diffraction topography. Reflections (333) and (220) in Bragg case were utilized. In all crystals, similar patterns of strain in the diffracting silicon layers were revealed, which can be attributed to the geometry of the heat exchangers, the bonding technology, and the thickness of the top layer. Conclusions about construction of future pin-post monochromators have been drawn.

Krasnicki, S.; Maj, J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Schildkamp, W. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States); Tonnessen, T. [Boeing North American, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Albuquerque Operations

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

158

February 24, 2009 Radiation-Hardness of VCSEL/PIN  

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Upgrade Week 6 Radiation-Hardness of GaAs PIN Preliminary Optowell AOC ULM significant decrease @ SLHC Gb/s Responsivity (A/W) GaAs Pre Post ULM 4.25 0.50 0.04 AOC 5.0 0.60 0.04 Optowell 3.125 0.60 0 8 850 nm VCSEL Power vs Dosage Very slow annealing of optical power AOC 5G has good power

Gan, K. K.

159

Nuclear Counter Effect of Silicon PIN Photodiode used in  

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We investigated the nuclear counter effect of the silicon PIN photodiode mounted on a CsI(T`) crystal array as a result of the leakage of electromagnetic shower through the rear end of the crystal. Using 1 GeV and 2 GeV electron beams at KEK, we estimated its effect on the energy measurement by the CsI(T`) calorimeter of BELLE experiment. The results are found to be in good agreement with that of GEANT simulation and the expected effect for the BELLE calorimeter is negligible. 1 Introduction A high resolution electromagnetic calorimeter made by inorganic crystal scintillators with silicon PIN photodiode read out has been popular in recent high energy physics experiments [1]. In the BELLE experiment [2] at KEK B factory, we plan to use 8736 pieces of CsI(T`) crystals [3] each with two silicon PIN photodiodes [4]. The photodiode has 2 cm 2 sensitive area and is glued on the rear face of 30 cm long crystal. It has been pointed out that some of the electrons and photons in an electrom...

Csi Calorimeter; Belle Preprint; A. Satpathy; K. Tamai; M. Fukushima; D. Y. Kim; M. H. Lee

160

Optimization of Process Parameters for Si Lateral PIN Photodiode  

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Abstract: This paper is about four optimization factors of process parameters, namely the intrinsic region length, photoabsorption layer thickness, the incident optical power and the bias voltage in a Si lateral pin-photodiode so as to obtain high frequency response and responsivity. Optimization of these parameters is based on Taguchi optimization method. In terms of simulation for the fabrication and device electrical characterization, ATHENA and ATLAS software from Silvaco Int. were used respectively. The identified factors have three best levels which give different combination based on L9 orthogonal array by Taguchi optimization method. In order to find the optimum factors and levels, signal-to-noise ratios (SNR) of larger-the-better (LTB) was applied. The analysis showed that the entire identified factors gave significant effect on the optical properties of the Si lateral pin-photodiode. It is revealed that the best result for responsivity and frequency response after the optimization approaches were 0.62A/W and 13.1 GHz respectively which respond to the optimized value for intrinsic region length of 6 µm, photoabsorption layer thickness of 50 µm, incident optical 2 power of 1 mW/cm and bias voltage of 3 V. As a conclusion, the optimum solution in achieving the desired high speed photodiode was successfully predicted using Taguchi optimization method. Key words: Taguchi method Photodiode Lateral p-i-n Simulation Silvaco

P. S. Menon; S. Kalthom Tasirin; Ibrahim Ahmad; S. Fazlili Abdullah

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Multi-Domain Modeling  

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This chapter presents several multi-domain system models. Multi-domain models are characterized by the fact that they have components belonging to different engineering domains. In this chapter, we will see mo...

Michael Tiller Ph.D.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Great Wall Starbucks  

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along the Great Wall. When you think about it, it's not a bad marketing strategy: the Wall is high, the stairs relentless; what better than an espresso to energize you for the steep climb up? On second thought, make that a double. #ceas #china #tsutsui...

Hacker, Randi; Gatewood, Tyler; Tsutsui, William

2006-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

163

Surface effect on domain wall width in ferroelectrics  

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Oct 26, 2009 ... Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA. 3Department of Materials ..... =1,2,5,10,20, curves 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and dead layer thickness H/R. =1,3 panels a and b, .... No. 3306. The research is supported in part S.V.K. by the. Division of Scientific User Facilities, DOE BES. V.G. wishes.

2009-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

164

Phase-field simulation of strain-induced domain switching in magnetic thin films  

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Phase-field simulation of strain-induced domain switching in magnetic thin films Jia-Mian Hu, G of the Bloch point in a magnetic film with strong uniaxial magnetic anisotropy Low Temp. Phys. 37, 690 (2011) Evolution of magnetic bubble domains in manganite films Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 042503 (2011) 360° domain wall

Chen, Long-Qing

165

Analysis of three idealized reactor configurations: plate, pin, and homogeneous. [LMFBR  

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Detailed Monte Carlo calculations have been performed for three distinct configurations of an idealized fast critical assembly. This idealized assembly was based on the LMFBR benchmark critical assembly ZPR-6/7. In the first configuration, the entire core was loaded with the plate unit cell of ZPR-6/7. In the second configuration, the entire core was loaded with the ZPR sodium-filled pin calandria. The actual ZPR pin calandria are loaded with mixed (U,Pu) oxide pins which closely match the composition of the ZPR-6/7 plate unit cell. For the present study, slight adjustments were made in the atom concentrations and the length of the pin calandria in order to make the core boundaries and average composition for the pin-cell configuration identical to those of the plate-cell configuration. In the third configuration, the core was homogeneous, again with identical core boundaries and average composition as the plate and pin configurations.

McKnight, R.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Stripe Domains and First-Order Phase Transition in the Vortex Matter of Anisotropic High-Temperature Superconductors  

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Stripe Domains and First-Order Phase Transition in the Vortex Matter of Anisotropic High-Temperature temperature superconductor and reveal a sharp transition in the state of this phase resulting in regular that can subsequently melt at high temperatures to a vortex liquid, a pinned vortex glassy state that can

Alexei, Koshelev

167

Pinned magnetization in the antiferromagnet and ferromagnet of an exchange bias system  

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Using polarized neutron reflectometry, we obtained separate depth profiles for pinned and unpinned magnetization across the interface of a ferromagnet/antiferromagnet bilayer as a function of the sign of exchange bias. The pinned and unpinned magnetization depth profiles are nonuniform and extend well beyond the chemical interface, suggesting an interfacial region magnetically distinct from its surroundings. A model that includes pinned and unpinned moments in the ferromagnet and antiferromagnet is developed for a complete description of the data.

Fitzsimmons, M. R.; Kirby, B. J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Roy, S.; Li Zhipan; Roshchin, Igor V.; Schuller, Ivan K. [Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Sinha, S. K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Unitised Curtain Walls  

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Unitised curtain walling was developed to overcome the problems associated with the installation of stick systems (see Chapter 7) and to reduce the on-site installation time. It consists of large panels, usual...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A welding fixture for locating a driver sleeve about the open end of a nuclear fuel pin cladding. The welding fixture includes a holder provided with an open cavity having shoulders for properly positioning the driver sleeve, the end cap, and a soft, high temperature resistant plastic protective sleeve that surrounds a portion of the end cap stem. Ejected contaminant particles spewed forth by closure of the cladding by pulsed magnetic welding techniques are captured within a contamination trap formed in the holder for ultimate removal and disposal of contaminating particles along with the holder.

Oakley, David J. (Richland, WA); Feld, Sam H. (West Richland, WA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Method for forming precision clockplate with pivot pins  

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Methods are disclosed for producing a precision clockplate with rotational bearing surfaces (e.g. pivot pins). The methods comprise providing an electrically conductive blank, conventionally machining oversize features comprising bearing surfaces into the blank, optionally machining of a relief on non-bearing surfaces, providing wire accesses adjacent to bearing surfaces, threading the wire of an electrical discharge machine through the accesses and finishing the bearing surfaces by wire electrical discharge machining. The methods have been shown to produce bearing surfaces of comparable dimension and tolerances as those produced by micro-machining methods such as LIGA, at reduced cost and complexity.

Wild, Ronald L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Passive Time Coincidence Measurements with HEU Oxide Fuel Pins  

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Passive time coincidence measurements have been performed on highly enriched uranium (HEU) oxide fuel pins at the Idaho National Laboratory Power Burst Facility. These experiments evaluate HEU detection capability using passive coincidence counting when utilizing moderated 3He tubes. Data acquisition was performed with the Nuclear Material Identification System (NMIS) to calculate the neutron coincidence time distributions. The amounts of HEU measured were 1 kg, 4 kg, and 8 kg in sealed 55-gallon drums. Data collected with the 3He tubes also include passive measurement of 31 kg of depleted uranium (DU) in order to determine the ability to distinguish HEU from DU. This paper presents results from the measurements.

McConchie, Seth M [ORNL] [ORNL; Hausladen, Paul [ORNL] [ORNL; Mihalczo, John T [ORNL] [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Spontaneous vortex phase and pinning in ferromagnetic-superconducting systems  

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of epsilon10 as a function of rho0lambda for the case when n = 1, lambdaxi = 10,R1 = lambda,R2 = 2lambda and deltam = 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 ix FIGURE Page 12 A superconducting thin film pierced by a ferromagnetic nano rod of radius R, length L... circle of radius rho0 that depends on the radii and magnetization per unit area of the annulus, and on the SC pene- tration depth lambda. In section five I focus on pinning and spontaneous vortex creation by a ferromagnetic rod which penetrates...

Kayali, Mohammad Amin

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous pinning behavior in an incommensurate two-chain model of friction  

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Pinning phenomena in an incommensurate two-chain model of friction are studied numerically. The pinning effect due to the breaking of analyticity exists in the present model. The pinning behavior is, however, quite different from that for the breaking of the analyticity state of the Frenkel-Kontorova model. When the elasticity of chains or the strength of interchain interaction is changed, pinning force and maximum static frictional force show anomalously complicated behavior accompanied by a successive phase transition and they vanish completely under certain conditions.

Takaaki Kawaguchi and Hiroshi Matsukawa

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

174

Comment on "Analysis of quantum coherent semiconductor quantum dot p-i-n junction photovoltaic cells"  

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This is a comment on PRL paper by A.P. Kirk "Analysis of quantum coherent semiconductor quantum dot p-i-n junction photovoltaic cells"

Scully, Marlan O

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arsenide p-i-n detectors Sample Search...  

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Sciences ; Engineering 52 header for SPIE use Integrated cooling for optoelectronic devices Summary: from similar materials. Experimental analysis of an InP p-i-n diode...

176

Design of Radial pin Si Nanowires for High Performance Solar Cells  

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The quantum efficiency of solar cells, like of any photon detector, is dictated by the ability to absorb photons to create conducting carriers, and the efficiency to drive such carriers to electrodes for collection. Having a medium that enables full photon absorption in a short length, together with a long carrier lifetime that allows photo-generated carriers to reach electrodes before recombining are ideal, but are not always realistic. For example, silicon photovoltaics, despite being a major player in the solar cell market, suffer from the low absorption coefficient, thus requiring a thick absorbing layer which impairs the efficiency with which photogenerated carriers are collected. Radial silicon nanowires have been proposed as a candidate for reducing the optical absorption length and required processing purity in Si based solar cells without compromising their quantum efficiency and yet reducing the overall cell cost. On the one hand, incident light propagates along the axial dimension of the wires, and thus has a greater chance of being absorbed when the wire length extends beyond 10m due to inter-array light scattering effects. On the other hand, the core/shell p-i-n structure leads electrical current flow along sub-micron radii, which enables rapid collection of most photogenerated carriers as the transport length is typically less than the diffusion lengths of minority carriers. In this work, we perform Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) simulation to investigate the absorption process in arrayed radial nanowires.

Nguyen, Binh-Minh [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Yoo, Jinkyoung [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dayeh, Shadi [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Picraux, Samuel Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

177

Sputtered pin amorphous silicon semi-conductor device and method therefor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high efficiency amorphous silicon PIN semi-conductor device is constructed by the sequential sputtering of N, I and P layers of amorphous silicon and at least one semi-transparent ohmic electrode. A method of construction produces a PIN device, exhibiting enhanced physical integrity and facilitates ease of construction in a singular vacuum system and vacuum pump down procedure.

Moustakas, Theodore D. (Berkeley Heights, NJ); Friedman, Robert A. (Milford, NJ)

1983-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

178

K.K. Gan Group B Meeting 1 VCSEL/PIN irradiation in pre-qualification  

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/vendor VCSEL: AOC 10 Gb/s, AOC 5 Gb/s, Optowell (2.5 Gb/s) GaAs PIN: try to order 12-channel Hamamatsu bare "need custom alignment Control Sample of PIN #12;K.K. Gan Group B Meeting 4 AOC 10 Gb/s? 12

Gan, K. K.

179

Boiling heat transfer in a hydrofoil-based micro pin fin heat sink  

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Boiling heat transfer in a hydrofoil-based micro pin fin heat sink Ali KosÃ?ar, Yoav Peles-based micro pin fin heat sink was investigated. Average two-phase heat transfer coefficients were obtained intermittent and spray-annular flows. Heat transfer coefficient trends and flow morphologies were used to infer

Peles, Yoav

180

Heat transfer from multiple row arrays of low aspect ratio pin fins Seth A. Lawson a,  

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Heat transfer from multiple row arrays of low aspect ratio pin fins Seth A. Lawson a, , Alan A 18 March 2011 Available online 5 May 2011 Keywords: Pin fins Heat transfer augmentation Array to enhance heat transfer. In modern gas turbines, for exam- ple, airfoils are designed with sophisticated

Thole, Karen A.

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181

BNL | Joseph S. Wall  

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Joseph S. Wall Joseph S. Wall Emeritus Research Interests Mass mapping of unstained biological molecules with the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), particularly assemblies of complexes from subunits of known size and shape. Examples include: Alzheimer's filaments, viral capsids, annelid hemoglobins, hemocyanins, proteases, chaperonins, microtubule proteins, prions and various nucleic acid-protein complexes. Another research area is instrument development involving design and construction of an instrument for low-temperture, energy loss spectroscopy, and elemental mapping at low dose. This is being used to map phosphorus in nucleic acid-protein complexes, phosphorylated proteins and phospholipid structures. He also is director of the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope STEM

182

Sodium Loop Safety Facility W-2 experiment fuel pin rupture detection system. [LMFBR  

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The objective of the Sodium Loop Safety Facility (SLSF) W-2 experiment is to characterize the combined effects of a preconditioned full-length fuel column and slow transient overpower (TOP) conditions on breeder reactor (BR) fuel pin cladding failures. The W-2 experiment will meet this objective by providing data in two technological areas: (1) time and location of cladding failure, and (2) early post-failure test fuel behavior. The test involves a seven pin, prototypic full-length fast test reactor (FTR) fuel pin bundle which will be subjected to a simulated unprotected 5 cents/s reactivity transient overpower event. The outer six pins will provide the necessary prototypic thermal-hydraulic environment for the center pin.

Hoffman, M.A.; Kirchner, T.L.; Meyers, S.C.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

PINS Measurements of Explosive Simulants for Cargo Screening  

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

E.H. Seabury

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

PinBus Interface for Interoperable, Grid-Responsive Devices  

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A very simple appliance interface was suggested by this author and his co-authors during Grid-Interop 2007. The approach was based on a successful collaboration between utilities, a major appliance manufacture, and the manufacturer of a load control module during the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Friendly Appliance project. The suggested approach was based on the assumption that demand-response objectives could be effectively communicated to and from many small electrical loads like appliances by simply agreeing on the meaning of the binary states of several shared connector pins. It was argued that this approach could pave the way for a wave of demand-response-ready appliances and greatly reduced expenses for utilities’ future demand-response programs. The approach could be supported by any of the many competing serial communication protocols and would be generally applicable to most end-use devices.

Hammerstrom, Donald J.

2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

185

Pin joints, gears, springs, cranks, and other novel micromechanical structures  

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We report here the first fabrication of micrometer-scaled pin joints, gears, springs, cranks, and sliders made with silicon planar technology. These micromechanical structures are batch-fabricated in an IC-compatible process using polysilicon deposited by chemical vapor deposition from silane and the sacrificial-layer technique first described by Howe and Muller. An important feature of this new technology makes use of the high surface mobility of polysilicon during CVD growth to refill undercut regions in order to form restraining flanges. The movable mechanical elements are built on layers that are later removed to free them so that translation and rotation can take place. Although this initial demonstration of the technique for making these structures has employed polysilicon as the structural material and phosphosilicate glass (PSG) for the sacrificial layer, other materials compatible with the IC process can be substituted as appropriate.

Fan, Long-Sheng; Tai, Yu-Chong; Muller, R.S.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Observation of Pinning Mode of Stripe Phases of 2D Systems in High Landau Levels G. Sambandamurthy,* R. M. Lewis,  

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solid phases, so it is of crucial importance to their phenomenol- ogy. In the isotropic solids, pinning

Chen, Yong P.

187

Pulsed DD Neutron Generator Measurements for HEU Oxide Fuel Pins Using Liquid Scintillators with Pulse Shape Discrimination  

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measurements have been performed on high-enriched uranium (HEU) oxide fuel pins and depleted uranium metal

Pennycook, Steve

188

The Great Sons of Thang stong rgyal po: the Bu chen of the Pin valley, Spiti1  

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The Great Sons of Thang stong rgyal po: the Bu chen of the Pin valley, Spiti1 Pascale Dollfus GEOGRAPHICAL AND CULTURAL SETTING Standing to the south-west, Pin is one of four units constituting Spiti2 Range and shares its eastern frontiers with Tibet (Map 1). It includes the whole valley of the Pin river

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

189

Utilisation des DEL et photodiodes PIN pour la transmission haute qualit de signaux TV par fibre optique  

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95 Utilisation des DEL et photodiodes PIN pour la transmission haute qualité de signaux TV par diodes électroluminescentes et de photodiodes PIN pour la transmission TV en bande de base par fibres The use of LEDs and PIN photodiodes for optical TV base-band transmission requires special care to reduce

Boyer, Edmond

190

Single-Walle 4. Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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applications, carbon nanotube research is ac- tively being pursued in diverse areas including energy storage105 Single-Walle 4. Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Sebastien Nanot, Nicholas A. Thompson, Ji Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are hol- low, long cylinders with extremely large aspect ratios

Kono, Junichiro

191

Stick-System Curtain Walls  

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Curtain walls can be divided in two main types according to the system of fabrication and installation: stick systems and unitised panels. The traditional curtain-wall construction is the stick system, where m...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Analysis of the OPERA 15-pin experiment with SABRE-2P. [LMFBR  

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The OPERA (Out-of-Pile Expulsion and Reentry Apparatus) experiment simulates the initial phase of a pump coastdown without scram of a liquid-metal fast breeder reactor, specifically the Fast Flux Test Facility. The test section is a 15-pin 60/sup 0/ triangular sector designed to simulate a full-size 61-pin hexagonal bundle. A previous study indicates this to be an adequate simulation. In this paper, experimental results from the OPERA 15-pin experiment performed at ANL in 1982 are compared to analytical calculations obtained with the SABRE-2P code at ORNL.

Rose, S.D.; Carbajo, J.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Cooling system having reduced mass pin fins for components in a gas turbine engine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cooling system having one or more pin fins with reduced mass for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The cooling system may include one or more first surfaces defining at least a portion of the cooling system. The pin fin may extend from the surface defining the cooling system and may have a noncircular cross-section taken generally parallel to the surface and at least part of an outer surface of the cross-section forms at least a quartercircle. A downstream side of the pin fin may have a cavity to reduce mass, thereby creating a more efficient turbine airfoil.

Lee, Ching-Pang; Jiang, Nan; Marra, John J

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

194

Eminent Domain Rights (Florida)  

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Developers of certain facilities, including dams to be used for hydropower, natural gas companies, wastewater systems, and coal pipelines, may be eligible to exercise eminent domain powers in...

195

University Timetabling through Conceptual Jonathan Lee,1,* Shang-Pin Ma,1,  

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University Timetabling through Conceptual Modeling Jonathan Lee,1,* Shang-Pin Ma,1, Lien Fu Lai,2 system. Expertise helps in reducing the search space and in fitting the solution to the context

Lee, Jonathan

196

Pinned fluxons in a Josephson junction with a finite-length inhomogeneity  

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We consider a Josephson junction system installed with a finite length inhomogeneity, either of microresistor or of microresonator type. The system can be modelled by a sine-Gordon equation with a piecewise-constant function to represent the varying Josephson tunneling critical current. The existence of pinned fluxons depends on the length of the inhomogeneity, the variation in the Josephson tunneling critical current and the applied bias current. We establish that a system may either not be able to sustain a pinned fluxon, or - for instance by varying the length of the inhomogeneity - may exhibit various different types of pinned fluxons. Our stability analysis shows that changes of stability can only occur at critical points of the length of the inhomogeneity as a function of the (Hamiltonian) energy density inside the inhomogeneity - a relation we determine explicitly. In combination with continuation arguments and Sturm-Liouville theory, we determine the stability of all constructed pinned fluxons. It fol...

Derks, Gianne; Knight, Christopher J K; Susanto, Hadi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Tunable Substrate Integrated Waveguide Filters Implemented with PIN Diodes and RF MEMS Switches  

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This thesis presents the first fully tunable substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) filter implemented with PIN diodes and RF MEMS switches. The methodology for tuning SIW filters is explained in detail and is used to create three separate designs...

Armendariz, Marcelino

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

198

Seal assembly with anti-rotation pin for high pressure supercritical fluids  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A seal assembly for sealing a machine with a first chamber and a second chamber is provided. A rotating shaft extends through the first and second chambers, and rotates therein. The seal assembly has a seal housing, a seal ring and a seal pin. The seal housing is positionable in the machine housing. The seal housing has a seal pocket extending into a fluid side thereof, and a housing receptacle extending into an inner diameter thereof at the seal pocket. The seal ring is positionable in the seal pocket of the seal housing for forming a seal therewith. The seal ring has a ring receptacle extending into an outer diameter thereof. The ring receptacle is positionable adjacent to the housing receptacle for defining a pin hole therebetween. The seal pin is loosely positionable in the pin hole whereby movement about the seal ring is accommodated while preventing rotation thereof.

Wright, Steven A.; Fuller, Robert L.

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

199

Design of an automated sorting and orienting machine for electronic pins  

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At the power electronics manufacturer SynQor, the printed circuit board (PCB) assembly line is fully automated with the exception of the step which inserts electronic pins into the PCBs. Past attempts to automate this ...

Chang, Michelle Sueway

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Characteristics of 6H-silicon carbide PIN diodes prototyping by laser doping  

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Silicon carbide PIN diodes have been fabricated using a direct-write laser-doping technique that reduces defect generation compared to the conventional ion-implantation technique. Nitrogen and aluminum were su...

Z. Tian; N. R. Quick; A. Kar

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

High-speed delay tuning of slow light in pin-diode-incorporated photonic crystal waveguide  

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We demonstrate the high-speed electrical delay tuning of slow light pulses using Si photonic crystal waveguides. The device has an i-region-chirped pin diode, within which thermo-optic...

Hayakawa, Ryo; Ishikura, Norihiro; Nguyen, Hong C; Baba, Toshihiko

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Covering Walls With Fabrics.  

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the glue a dull surface to adhere to. Fill any gouges or nail holes with patching plaster and sand smooth after they have dried thoroughly. Minor ripples can be covered with spackling compound, a plaster-like substance that is spread thinly... during dry weather and in a well-ventilated room. Cut each panel 3 inches longer than the ceiling height. Match and cut sufficient fabric widths to cover completely one wall at a time. Start with Corner I nstall the first fabric panel so...

Anonymous,

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Nanoscale strain-induced pair suppression as a vortex-pinning mechanism in high- temperature superconductors  

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Boosting large-scale superconductor applications require nanostructured conductors with artificial pinning centres immobilizing quantized vortices at high temperature and magnetic fields. Here we demonstrate a highly effective mechanism of artificial pinning centers in solution-derived high-temperature superconductor nanocomposites through generation of nanostrained regions where Cooper pair formation is suppressed. The nanostrained regions identified from transmission electron microscopy devise a very high concentration of partial dislocations associated with intergrowths generated between the randomly oriented nanodots and the epitaxial YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} matrix. Consequently, an outstanding vortex-pinning enhancement correlated to the nanostrain is demonstrated for four types of randomly oriented nanodot, and a unique evolution towards an isotropic vortex-pinning behaviour, even in the effective anisotropy, is achieved as the nanostrain turns isotropic. We suggest a new vortex-pinning mechanism based on the bond-contraction pairing model, where pair formation is quenched under tensile strain, forming new and effective core-pinning regions.

Llordes, Anna [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Palau, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Gazquez, J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Coll, M. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Vlad, R. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Pomar, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Arbiol, Jordi [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Guzman, Roger [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Ye, S. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Rouco, V [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Sandiumenge, Felip [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Ricart, Susagna [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Puig, Teresa [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Chataigner, D. [CRISMAT, Caen, France; Vanacken, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Gutierrez, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Moschalkov, V. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Deutscher, G. [Tel Aviv University; Magen Dominguez, Cesar [ORNL; Obradors, Xavier [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Oven wall panel construction  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An oven roof or wall is formed from modular panels, each of which comprises an inner fabric and an outer fabric. Each such fabric is formed with an angle iron framework and somewhat resilient tie-bars or welded at their ends to flanges of the angle irons to maintain the inner and outer frameworks in spaced disposition while minimizing heat transfer by conduction and permitting some degree of relative movement on expansion and contraction of the module components. Suitable thermal insulation is provided within the module. Panels or skins are secured to the fabric frameworks and each such skin is secured to a framework and projects laterally so as slidingly to overlie the adjacent frame member of an adjacent panel in turn to permit relative movement during expansion and contraction.

Ellison, Kenneth (20 Avondale Cres., Markham, CA); Whike, Alan S. (R.R. #1, Caledon East, both of Ontario, CA)

1980-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

205

Prediction of heat transfer for a supercritical water test with a four pin fuel bundle  

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As a next step to validate prediction methods for core design of a Supercritical Water Cooled Reactor, a small, electrically heated fuel bundle with 4 pins is planned to be tested. This paper summarizes first heat transfer predictions for such a test, which were performed based on supercritical and subcritical sub-channel analyses. For heat transfer under supercritical pressure conditions, the sub-channel code STAFAS has been applied, which had been tested successfully already for a supercritical water reactor design. Design studies with different assembly box sizes at a given pin diameter and pitch have been performed to optimize the coolant temperature distribution. With a fuel pin outer diameter of 10 mm and a pitch to diameter ratio of 1.15, an optimum inner width of the assembly box was determined to be 24 mm. Coolant and cladding surface temperatures to be expected at subcritical pressure conditions have been predicted with the sub-channel code MATRA. As, different from typical PWR or BWR conditions, a dryout has been foreseen for the tests, this code had to be extended to include suitable dryout criteria as well as post dryout heat transfer correlations at higher enthalpies and pressures. Different from PWR or BWR design, the cladding surface temperature of fuel pins in supercritical water reactors can vary significantly around the circumference of each pin, causing bending towards its hotter side which, in turn, can cause additional sub-channel heat-up and thus additional thermal bending of the pin. To avoid a thermal instability by this effect, a sensitivity study with respect to thermal bending of fuel pins has been performed, which determines the minimum number of grid spacers needed for this test. (authors)

Behnke, L. [RWE Power AG, Essen (Germany); Himmel, S.; Waata, C.; Schulenberg, T. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies, PO Box 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Laurien, E. [University of Stuttgart (Germany)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Sodium in 7-Pin LMFBR Bundle Under Hypothetical Accident Conditions  

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In the frame of safety analysis of liquid metal fast breeder reactors (LMFBRs) under hypothetical Unprotected Loss of Flow (ULOF) conditions two-phase flow of sodium is simulated in a 7-pin bundle, with hexagonal lattice. Molecular dynamics, with the application of the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method, and a macroscopic model describing rewetting sequences due to the flow of a sodium liquid film along the pin surfaces, are applied to simulate the coolant in the bundle. The pin surfaces and the inner surface of the hexagonal canning are treated in the Monte Carlo simulation as diffusively reflecting surfaces. Collisions of sodium molecules are computed with the 'hard-sphere' model. With respect to previous work the following improvements of the computational code were made: i) The full bundle is simulated, thus allowing for asymmetries, like a skewed power distribution, to be accounted for; ii) A pin model calculates detailed temperature distributions in the pins, so that temperature boundary conditions are computed and not imposed; iii) Post processing visualisation of computed results was developed. An out of pile sodium boiling experiment run at the Nuclear Research Center of Karlsruhe, Germany, is simulated and conclusions are drawn about the applicability of the methodology in computer codes dedicated to breeder reactors safety analysis. (authors)

Bottoni, Maurizio [University of Ferrara, Physics Department, Via Paradiso 12, I-44100 Ferrara (Italy); Bottoni, Claudio; Scanu, John [University of Pisa, Lungarno Pacinotti, 43 - 56126 Pisa (Italy)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Domain boundary prediction based on profile domain linker propensity index  

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Successful prediction of protein domain boundaries provides valuable information not only for the computational structure prediction of multi-domain proteins but also for the experimental structure determination. In this work, a novel index at the profile ... Keywords: Domain, Domain linker, Profile

Qiwen Dong; Xiaolong Wang; Lei Lin; Zhiming Xu

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Influence of process on flux pinning for MTG SmBa2Cu3Oy  

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Two SmBa2Cu3Oy samples (Sm1 and Sm3) with different processes were fabricated by the melt-textured growth method to study the effect of heat treatment and argon atmosphere on flux pinning. Magnetic measurement shows that Sm1 is of lower transition temperature, lower irreversibility field and more pronounced second peak effect. But Sm3 has higher Tc, higher Hirr and less pronounced SP. It was found that the flux pinning of SM1 is stranger than that of SM3 in wide range of temperature. It evidences that the irreversibility field and critical current density are independent of each other. Discussion of flux pinning and the effect of Ar and 211 is made.

X. Leng; H. Luo; Y. Liu; S.Y. Ding; L. Xiao; H.T. Reng; Y.L. Jiao; M.H. Zheng

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Resuspension of wall deposits in spray dryers  

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Wall deposition occurs in spray dryers when dried or partially dried particles contact and adhere to the walls during operation, thus reducing the yield of product collected. Wall deposits also present a product ...

M. J. Hanus; T. A. G. Langrish

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

The prehistory of the Little Pin Oak Creek Site (41FY53), Fayette County, Texas  

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-H. Scallorn points; I. Unidentified Style A. 213 46 Ceramics from Little Pin Oak Creek: A. Sherd HC13-A, Leon Plain; B. Sherd HC13-B, Leon Plain; C. Sherd HF11, Leon Plain. 219 47 Organic Artifacts from Little Pin Oak Creek: A. Bone button; B-C. Shell... this period (Frison 1978). PaleoIndian cultures tend to be extremely widespread; the Clovis culture appears to extend throughout the North American continent, while Folsom is limited to the Great Plains region, which stretches from Canada down into South...

Largent, Floyd Brisco

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

211

Droplets on Inclined Plates: Local and Global Hysteresis of Pinned Capillary Surfaces  

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Local contact line pinning prevents droplets from rearranging to minimal global energy, and models for droplets without pinning cannot predict their shape. We show that experiments are much better described by a theory, developed herein, that does account for the constrained contact line motion, using as example droplets on tilted plates. We map out their shapes in suitable phase spaces. For 2D droplets, the critical point of maximum tilt depends on the hysteresis range and Bond number. In 3D, it also depends on the initial width, highlighting the importance of the deposition history.

Michiel Musterd; Volkert van Steijn; Chris R. Kleijn; Michiel T. Kreutzer

2014-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

212

Commensurate-incommensurate transitions in magnetic bubble arrays with periodic line pinning  

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We report direct observations of commensurate-incommensurate phase transitions as a function of bubble concentration in a two-dimensional magnetic bubble array subject to periodic line pinning. The pinning lines consist of lithographically produced parallel permalloy bars. Temperature is simulated by an ac magnetic field. The structure function shows a smooth migration of Bragg peaks with density indicating a second order (or weakly first order) commensurate-incommensurate-commensurate transition as the local orientation of the array rotates continuously. We have also identified a commensurate smectic phase.

Junmin Hu and R. M. Westervelt

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Temperature dependence of the lower critical field and strong pinning in high-temperature superconductors  

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We show, within the framework of the Ginzburg-Landau theory, that both the conventional and the anomalous temperature dependence of the lower critical field observed in high-temperature superconductors may result from the flux penetration through a set of separated microdefects. Microdefects modeled by normal layers with proximity-induced superconductivity can produce drastic enhancement of the lower critical field at low temperatures and can provide strong-pinning centers. The pinning interaction between an isolated vortex and the normal layer is primarily magnetic at high temperatures. At low temperatures, magnetic interaction is reduced, due to the increase of the normal-layer coherence length.

Dragomir Davidovi? and Ljiljana Dobrosavljevi?-Gruji?

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Device model for pulsing in silicon p-i-n structures A. G. U. Perera and S. fvlatsik  

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and circuit parameters for the spontaneous firing patterns for silicon p-i-n structures at 4.2 K controlled effects associated with nonlinear dynamics in circuits containing silicon p-i-n diodes at 4.2 K under constant driving current. The circuits generate spiketrains and are qualitatively similar to neuron

Perera, A. G. Unil

215

Processes Limiting the Performance of InAs/GaSb Superlattice Mid-Infrared PIN Mesa Photodiodes  

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Processes Limiting the Performance of InAs/GaSb Superlattice Mid-Infrared PIN Mesa Photodiodes J. P superlattice pin photodiodes for different temperature and mesa size regimes. We show that the performance of large mesa photodiodes at low temperature is most severely limited by a trap-assisted tunneling leakage

Flatte, Michael E.

216

Pinning in twin boundaries of YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7-. delta. single crystals  

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We present direct observation of Lorentz force induced flux motion and pinning by twin boundaries in single crystal YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7 {minus}{delta}}. From AC magnetoresistance measurements, we derive the effective pinning potential attributed to twin boundaries. 7 refs., 3 figs.

Kwok, W.K.; Welp, U.; Vandervoort, K.G.; Crabtree, G.W. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Liu, J.Z. (California Univ., Davis, CA (USA). Dept. of Physics); Brooks, J.; Hettinger, J.; Hannahs, S.T. (Boston Univ., MA (USA). Dept. of Physics); Fleshler, S. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA) Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

A Novel Wire Planning Technique for Optimum Pin Utilization in Digital Microfluidic Biochips  

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Droplet based micro fluidic technology in recent years is reckoned as a major driving force for the development of new generation of Lab-on-chip devices. Such devices known as digital micro fluidic biochips are capable of manipulating discrete nanolitre ... Keywords: Digital microfluidics, electrodes, pin constraints, optimization, wire planning, droplet routing, algorithms, multiphasing

Pranab Roy; Samadrita Bhattacharya; Rupam Bhattacharyay; Firdousi Jamil Imam; Hafizur Rahaman; Parthasarathi Dasgupta

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Computer Vision Based Autonomous Navigation for Pin-Point Landing Robotic Spacecraft on Asteroids  

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Computer vision based autonomous navigation scheme for pin-point landing of robotic spacecraft on asteroids is considered. Due to the long communication delay and complicated dynamic environment close to asteroids, traditional spacecraft navigation and ... Keywords: autonomous navigation, computer vision, pinpoint landing

Shuang Li

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

An analytical tool for PIN contact incident of LMFBR fuel-subassembly  

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A subchannel computer code COBRA-41 was modified for LMFBR local faults analysis. Calculational results to a pin contact condition were compared with experimental ones and trial calculations were made to an LMFBR fuel-subassembly geometry. 8 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

Miyakoshi, Hiroyuki; Haga, Kazuo [Nuclear Power Engineering Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer enhancement from micro pin fins subjected to an impinging jet , Hee Joon Lee 1  

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fins fabricated using MEMS microfab- rication. The micro pin fins had diameters of 125 lm, heights of 230 lm, and pitches of 250 lm with an area enhancement of Atotal/Abase = 2.44. The jet stand-off ratio such as electronics cooling and turbine blade cooling. It has been also used for drying applications, metal

Peles, Yoav

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Pinned fluxons in a Josephson junction with a finite-length inhomogeneity  

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Pinned fluxons in a Josephson junction with a finite-length inhomogeneity Gianne Derks , Arjen Doelman Christopher J.K. Knight§ , Hadi Susanto¶ July 5, 2011 Abstract We consider a Josephson junction as limits of our results on microresonators. Keywords: Josephson junction, inhomogeneous sine

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

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Pinned fluxons in a Josephson junction with a finite-length inhomogeneity  

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Pinned fluxons in a Josephson junction with a finite-length inhomogeneity Gianne Derks , Arjen as limits of our results on microresonators. Keywords: Josephson junction, inhomogeneous sine Josephson junction tt = xx - D sin() + - t, (1) where x and t are the spatial and temporal variable

Doelman, Arjen

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A liquid-helium cooled large-area silicon PIN photodiode x-ray detector  

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An x-ray detector using a liquid-helium cooled large-area silicon PIN photodiode has been developed along with a tailor-made charge sensitive preamplifier whose first-stage JFET has been cooled. The operating temperature of the JFET has been varied separately and optimized. The x- and $\\gamma$-ray energy spectra for an \

Yoshizumi Inoue; Shigetaka Moriyama; Hideyuki Hara; Makoto Minowa; Fumio Shimokoshi

1995-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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What's wrong with bent pin analysis, and what to do about it  

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Bent pin analysis is an important kind of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis that almost always ignores real-world behavior. The somewhat undisciplined nature of this FMEA means there is heavy reliance on human judgment, and given the particularly tedious ...

Nathaniel Ozarin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics An Air-Levitated Testbed for Flux Pinning Interactions at  

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of Freedom HTSC = High-Temperature Superconductor TC = Critical Temperature I. Introduction LUX pinning happens only below a certain critical temperature TC, which is about 80 K for high-temperature is a well-known phenomenon that establishes a non-contacting connection between magnets and superconductors

Peck, Mason A.

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Nanostructured high-temperature superconductors: Creation of strong-pinning columnar defects in  

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Nanostructured high-temperature superconductors: Creation of strong-pinning columnar defects the growth and incorporation of MgO nanorods into high temperature superconductors (HTS's) has been developed a limitation to the performance of HTS materials at high temperatures and magnetic fields.11­13 The traditional

Yang, Peidong

227

Automated Design of Digital Microfluidic Lab-on-Chip under Pin-Count Constraints  

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-count-constrained biochips. The first design procedure relies on a droplet-trace-based array partitioning scheme-referencing, Lab-on-Chip, Microfluidics, Pin-count constraints 1. INTRODUCTION Microfluidics technology has made great strides in recent years [1-6]. Promising applications of this emerging technology include high

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

228

Moving vortex phases, dynamical symmetry breaking, and jamming for vortices in honeycomb pinning arrays  

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We show using numerical simulations that vortices in honeycomb pinning arrays can exhibit a remarkable variety of dynamical phases that are distinct from those found for triangular and square pinning arrays. In the honeycomb arrays, it is possible for the interstitial vortices to form dimer or higher n-mer states which have an additional orientational degree of freedom that can lead to the formation of vortex molecular crystals. For filling fractions where dimer states appear, a dynamical symmetry breaking can occur when the dimers flow in one of two possible alignment directions. This leads to transport in the direction transverse to the applied drive. We show that dimerization produces distinct types of moving phases which depend on the direction of the driving force with respect to the pinning lattice symmetry. When the dimers are driven along certain directions, a reorientation of the dimers can produce a jamming phenomenon which results in a strong enhancement in the critical depinning force. The jamming can also cause unusual effects such as an increase in the critical depinning force when the size of the pinning sites is reduced.

Reichhardt, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Reichhardt, Cynthia [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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stefano.nativi@pin.unifi.it S. Nativi, P. Mazzetti, L. Bigagli and M. Mancini  

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Horizons 2003 UNIDATA/UCAR Boulder (CO) 23-27 June 2003 #12;stefano.nativi@pin.unifi.it Rationale - Flash-Flood for Flash Flood Bringing together Geo-science systems and Decision Makers Ontology mapping issue Expanding in proprietary formats; Content: - No specific pre-processing for flash flood early warning was available

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Data Domain to Model Domain Conversion Package | Argonne National  

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Data Domain to Model Domain Conversion Package Data Domain to Model Domain Conversion Package Data Domain to Model Domain Conversion Package The Data Domain to Model Domain Conversion Package project will develop methods and implement a novel approach for generating data ensembles by using the latest available statistical modeling tools and knowledge of relevant physical and chemical process to develop climatologically aware methods for processing ACRF and other spatially sparse data sets. Data collected at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility (ACRF) sites are employed mainly in column radiation models, to validate the models and develop new parameterizations. Currently, no single methodology can be used with data collected at the spatial scale of the ACRF sites or from specific AmeriFlux locations, to

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Non-Abelian vortices on a cylinder: Duality between vortices and walls  

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We investigate vortices on a cylinder in supersymmetric non-Abelian gauge theory with hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation. We identify moduli space of periodic vortices and find that a pair of wall-like objects appears as the vortex moduli is varied. Usual domain walls also can be obtained from the single vortex on the cylinder by introducing a twisted boundary condition. We can understand these phenomena as a T duality among D-brane configurations in type II superstring theories. Using this T-duality picture, we find a one-to-one correspondence between the moduli space of non-Abelian vortices and that of kinky D-brane configurations for domain walls.

Eto, Minoru; Fujimori, Toshiaki; Isozumi, Youichi; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Ohta, Kazutoshi [Theoretical Physics Laboratory, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Wako 351-0198 (Japan)

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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To cite this document: GOIFFON Vincent, VIRMONTOIS Cdric, MAGNAN Pierre. Investigation of dark current random telegraph signal in pinned photodiode CMOS image  

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current random telegraph signal in pinned photodiode CMOS image sensors. In: IEEE International Electron Current Random Telegraph Signal in Pinned Photodiode CMOS Image Sensors Vincent Goiffon, Cédric Virmontois The characteristics of Dark Current Random Telegraph Signal (DC-RTS), observed in Pinned PhotoDiode (PPD) CMOS Image

Mailhes, Corinne

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Short note on the stability of a dilatonic wall  

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A nontopological soliton solution of dilaton-Maxwell theory describes a domain wall-like solution which confines magnetic flux in its core [G.W. Gibbons and C.G. Wells, Class. Quant. Grav. 11, 2499 (1994)]. Since the solution is not stabilized by a nontrivial topology of the vacuum manifold, it is interesting to see if the static solution is stable against small fluctuations. We consider the stability of the solution in response to small fluctuations in the scalar and magnetic fields. It is determined that the ansatz solution does indeed exhibit stability.

J. R. Morris

2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Walls Innovative Concepts for First Walls and Blankets  

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rrr �= V r J r PV r B r 1P 2P g r + - V r #12;Liquid Wall Options Thickness · Thin (~ 2cm with existing technology · Size of plasma devices and power plants can be substantially reduced High Poloidal

Abdou, Mohamed

235

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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Investigation of the effect of restrained pin rotation on near cortex pull out strength  

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. , Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. William A. Hyman External skeletal fixation has many applications in the area of orthopedics in both human and veterinary medicine. The success of a procedure utilizing a fixation device directly.... Introduction External skeletal Gxation is a form of treatment used in human and veterinary orthopedics for fracture and joint immobilization. These Gxation devices employ pins which penetrate the bone cortex and connect to an external frame...

Neigut, Joseph Sean

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Relative pinning strength of twin boundaries and outgrowths in YBa2Cu3O7 thin films and superlattices  

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YBa2Cu3O7 films and superlattices displaying various structural properties were synthesized. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy characterization reveal that the defect densities can be changed over a large range of magnitude. In particular, by controlling the strain relaxation in the material, superlattices without twin boundaries as well as highly twinned ones are deposited. ac susceptibility measurements are performed on many samples. Using a recent procedure based on flux-creep models, the relaxation rate of the vortices as a function of temperature is plotted in the region of large creep. The qualitative correlation between the defects densities (outgrowths, twins) and the pinning properties provides a description of the pinning landscape. Twin boundaries seem to play a preponderant role in vortex pinning. Intersections between the twin planes are believed to be the main pinning sites when present in our samples.

S. Berger, D-G. Crété, J-P. Contour, K. Bouzehouane, J-L. Maurice, and O. Durand

2001-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast Photocurrent Measurement of the Escape Time of Electrons and Holes from Carbon Nanotube p-i-n Photodiodes  

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Ultrafast photocurrent measurements are performed on individual carbon nanotube p-i-n photodiodes. The photocurrent response to subpicosecond pulses separated by a variable time delay ?t shows strong photocurrent suppression ...

Gabor, Nathaniel M.

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Myrosin Cell Development Is Regulated by Endocytosis Machinery and PIN1 Polarity in Leaf Primordia of Arabidopsis thaliana  

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...plantcell.org ) is: Ikuko Hara-Nishimura ( ihnishi@gr.bot.kyoto-u.ac.jp ). [W] Online version contains Web-only data. Endocytosis-dependent PIN1 localization in leaf primordia determines myrosin cell development specifically along...

Makoto Shirakawa; Haruko Ueda; Tomoo Shimada; Takayuki Kohchi; Ikuko Hara-Nishimura

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Science and Engineering B 120 (2005) 9194 Optical index profile at an antiparallel ferroelectric domain  

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-antisites, NbLi (which are excess Nb atoms at Li locations), and lithium vacancies denoted by VLi. The de- fect ferroelectric domain wall in lithium niobate Sungwon Kim, Venkatraman Gopalan Materials Research Institute-stoichiometric lithium niobate. This is imaged using near-field scanning optical microscopy. A detailed modeling

Gopalan, Venkatraman

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Joining aluminum to titanium alloy by friction stir lap welding with cutting pin  

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Aluminum 1060 and titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V plates were lap joined by friction stir welding. A cutting pin of rotary burr made of tungsten carbide was employed. The microstructures of the joining interface were observed by scanning electron microscopy. Joint strength was evaluated by a tensile shear test. During the welding process, the surface layer of the titanium plate was cut off by the pin, and intensively mixed with aluminum situated on the titanium plate. The microstructures analysis showed that a visible swirl-like mixed region existed at the interface. In this region, the Al metal, Ti metal and the mixed layer of them were all presented. The ultimate tensile shear strength of joint reached 100% of 1060Al that underwent thermal cycle provided by the shoulder. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer FSW with cutting pin was successfully employed to form Al/Ti lap joint. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Swirl-like structures formed due to mechanical mixing were found at the interface. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High-strength joints fractured at Al suffered thermal cycle were produced.

Wei, Yanni [State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China) [State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Li, Jinglong, E-mail: lijinglg@nwpu.edu.cn [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)] [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Xiong, Jiangtao [State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China) [State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Huang, Fu; Zhang, Fusheng; Raza, Syed Hamid [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)] [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for sputtering a PIN amorphous silicon semi-conductor device having partially crystallized P and N-layers  

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A high efficiency amorphous silicon PIN semiconductor device having partially crystallized (microcrystalline) P and N layers is constructed by the sequential sputtering of N, I and P layers and at least one semi-transparent ohmic electrode. The method of construction produces a PIN device, exhibiting enhanced electrical and optical properties, improved physical integrity, and facilitates the preparation in a singular vacuum system and vacuum pump down procedure.

Moustakas, Theodore D. (Annandale, NJ); Maruska, H. Paul (Annandale, NJ)

1985-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale strain-induced pair suppression as a source of vortex pinning in high-temperature superconductors  

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Boosting large-scale superconductor applications require nanostructured conductors with artificial pinning centres immobilizing quantized vortices at high temperature and magnetic fields. Here we demonstrate a highly effective mechanism of artificial pinning centres in solution-derived high-temperature superconductor nanocomposites through generation of nanostrained regions where Cooper pair formation is suppressed. The nanostrained regions identified from transmission electron microscopy devise a very high concentration of partial dislocations associated with intergrowths generated between the randomly oriented nanodots and the epitaxial YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} matrix. Consequently, an outstanding vortex-pinning enhancement correlated to the nanostrain is demonstrated for four types of randomly oriented nanodot, and a unique evolution towards an isotropic vortex-pinning behaviour, even in the effective anisotropy, is achieved as the nanostrain turns isotropic. We suggest a new vortex-pinning mechanism based on the bond-contraction pairing model, where pair formation is quenched under tensile strain, forming new and effective core-pinning regions.

Llordes, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Palau, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Vlad, R. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Pomar, A. [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Arbiol, Jordi [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Guzman, Roger [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Gazquez Alabart, Jaume [ORNL; Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Sandiumenge, Felip [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Ricart, Susagna [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Puig, Teresa [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; Chataigner, D. [CRISMAT, Caen, France; Vanacken, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Gutierrez, J. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Deutscher, G. [Tel Aviv University; Moschalkov, V. [INPAC-Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium; Obradors, Xavier [ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Pin Power Reconstruction Method for CANDU Reactor Cores Based on Coarse-Mesh Finite Difference Calculations  

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A reconstruction method has been developed for recovering pin powers from Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) reactor core calculations performed with a coarse-mesh finite difference diffusion approximation and single-assembly lattice calculations. The homogeneous intranodal distributions of group fluxes are efficiently computed using polynomial shapes constrained to satisfy the nodal information approximated from the node-average fluxes. The group fluxes of individual fuel pins in a heterogeneous fuel bundle are determined using these homogeneous intranodal flux distributions and the form functions obtained from the single-assembly lattice calculations. The pin powers are obtained using these pin fluxes and the pin power cross sections generated by the single-assembly lattice calculation. The accuracy of the reconstruction schemes has been estimated by performing benchmark calculations for partial core representation of a natural uranium CANDU reactor. The results indicate that the reconstruction schemes are quite accurate, yielding maximum pin power errors of less than {approx}3%. The main contribution to the reconstruction error is made by the errors in the node-average fluxes obtained from the coarse-mesh finite difference diffusion calculation; the errors due to the reconstruction schemes are <1%.

Lee, Hyung-Seok [Chosun University (Korea, Republic of); Yang, Won Sik [Chosun University (Korea, Republic of); Na, Man Gyun [Chosun University (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Hangbok [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)

2000-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Remarks on Liquid Wall Research Mohamed Abdou  

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Wall Research Advances the Science and Energy Goals of Fusion in a Perfect Fit · If we can make liquidRemarks on Liquid Wall Research Mohamed Abdou Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering UCLA Note For recent presentations and papers on liquid wall research by the APEX team see website: http

Abdou, Mohamed

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Verification Calculation Results to Validate the Procedures and Codes for Pin-by-Pin Power Computation in VVER Type Reactors with MOX Fuel Loading  

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One of the important problems for ensuring the VVER type reactor safety when the reactor is partially loaded with MOX fuel is the choice of appropriate physical zoning to achieve the maximum flattening of pin-by-pin power distribution. When uranium fuel is replaced by MOX one provided that the reactivity due to fuel assemblies is kept constant, the fuel enrichment slightly decreases. However, the average neutron spectrum fission microscopic cross-section for {sup 239}Pu is approximately twice that for {sup 235}U. Therefore power peaks occur in the peripheral fuel assemblies containing MOX fuel which are aggravated by the interassembly water. Physical zoning has to be applied to flatten the power peaks in fuel assemblies containing MOX fuel. Moreover, physical zoning cannot be confined to one row of fuel elements as is the case with a uniform lattice of uranium fuel assemblies. Both the water gap and the jump in neutron absorption macroscopic cross-sections which occurs at the interface of fuel assemblies with different fuels make the problem of calculating space-energy neutron flux distribution more complicated since it increases nondiffusibility effects. To solve this problem it is necessary to update the current codes, to develop new codes and to verify all the codes including nuclear-physical constants libraries employed. In so doing it is important to develop and validate codes of different levels--from design codes to benchmark ones. This paper presents the results of the burnup calculation for a multiassembly structure, consisting of MOX fuel assemblies surrounded by uranium dioxide fuel assemblies. The structure concerned can be assumed to model a fuel assembly lattice symmetry element of the VVER-1000 type reactor in which 1/4 of all fuel assemblies contains MOX fuel.

Chizhikova, Z.N.; Kalashnikov, A.G.; Kapranova, E.N.; Korobitsyn, V.E.; Manturov, G.N.; Tsiboulia, A.A.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Safeguards Verification Method and Instrument to Detect Pin Diversion from Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Spent Fuel Assemblies  

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A technical safeguards challenge has remained for decades for the IAEA to identify possible diversion of nuclear fuel pins from Light Water Reactor (LWR) spent fuel assemblies. In fact, as modern nuclear power plants are pushed to higher power levels and longer fuel cycles, fuel failures (i.e., ''leakers'') as well as the corresponding fuel assembly repairs (i.e., ''reconstitutions'') are commonplace occurrences within the industry. Fuel vendors have performed hundreds of reconstitutions in the past two decades, thus, an evolved know-how and sophisticated tools exist to disassemble irradiated fuel assemblies and replace damaged pins with dummy stainless steel or other type rods. Various attempts have been made in the past two decades to develop a technology to identify a possible diversion of pin(s) and to determine whether some pins are missing or replaced with dummy or fresh fuel pins. However, to date, there are no safeguards instruments that can detect a possible pin diversion scenario to the requirements of the IAEA. The FORK detector system [1-2] can characterize spent fuel assemblies using operator declared data, but it is not sensitive enough to detect missing pins from spent fuel assemblies. Likewise, an emission computed tomography system [3] has been used to try to detect missing pins from a spent fuel assembly, which has shown some potential for identifying possible missing pins but this capability has not yet been fully demonstrated. The use of such a device in the future would not be envisaged, especially in an inexpensive, easy to handle setting for field applications. In this article, we describe a concept and ongoing research to help develop a new safeguards instrument for the detection of pin diversions in a PWR spent fuel assembly. The proposed instrument is based on one or more very thin radiation detectors that could be inserted within the guide tubes of a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) assembly. Ultimately, this work could lead to the development of a detector cluster and corresponding high-precision driving system to collect radiation signatures inside PWR spent fuel assemblies. The data obtained would provide the spatial distribution of the neutron and gamma flux fields within the spent fuel assembly, while the data analysis would be used to help identify missing or replaced pins. Monte Carlo simulations have been performed to help validate this concept using a realistic 17 x 17 PWR spent fuel assembly [4-5]. The initial results of this study show that neutron profile in the guide tubes, when obtained in the presence of missing pins, can be identifiably different from the profiles obtained without missing pins, Our latest simulations have focused upon a specific type of fission chamber that could be tested for this application.

Ham, Y S; Maldonado, G I; Burdo, J; He, T

2006-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Water balance of Pin-Point and Flush-Flood irrigated rice  

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plant m '. The planting dates were May 26 and May 18 for the 1994 and 1995 growing seasons, respectively. At the first tiller stage, a mix of Quinclorac (Facet) and Bentazon (Basagran) herbicide was applied to the Flush-Flood (FF) plots only, at a... rate of 400g of active ingredient of Quinclorac and 800g of active 19 ingredient of Bentazon per hectare. The herbicide application was necessary to control mainly barnyardgrass (Kchinodoa spp. ) and sedges on the FF plots in both years. Pin- Point...

Roel Dellazoppa, Alvaro

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wafer-fused p-i-n InGaAs/Si photodiode with photogain  

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Using high temperature fusion of InGaAs/InP on Si, we demonstrated an InGaAs/Si p-i-n photodiode with a photomultiplication gain of 11 at relatively low bias of -15 V. The photodiode exhibited a dark current of 30 nA at -5 V, and a responsivity of 0.3 A/W at 1.32 {mu}m wavelength without antireflection coating. The measured device behavior were consistent with that predicted by a model of charged interface states resulting from the fusion. {copyright} 2001 American Institute of Physics.

Kang, Y.; Mages, P.; Clawson, A. R.; Lau, S. S.; Lo, Y. H.; Yu, P. K. L.; Pauchard, A.; Zhu, Z.; Zhou, Y.

2001-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-energy beta spectroscopy using pin diodes to monitor tritium surface contamination  

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We show that tritium betas emitted from a surface can be counted using a pin photodiode as a solid state charged particle detector. Furthermore, we show that the range of tritium betas through air is sufficient to allow measurement of tritium on samples in air by this method. These two findings make possible a new method to survey tritium surface contamination which has advantages over existing methods. We have built and tested several prototype instruments which use this method to measure tritium surface contamination, including a compact portable unit. The design of these instruments and results from tests and calibrations are described. Potential applications of this new method to monitor tritium are discussed.

Wampler, W.R.; Doyle, B.L.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of doping on flux pinning of Gd Ba 2 Cu 3 O 7 ? y  

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Cylindrical single grains of Gd Ba 2 Cu 3 O y (Gd-123) with a diameter of 25 mm were successfully fabricated by melt-texture growth (MTG) process in air to study the influence of different starting powders on flux pinning.Measurements of the magnetic critical current density ( J c ) showed that it was possible to fabricate large Gd-123 single grain with a high J c at high temperatures and fields by means of properly controlling the starting powders of Gd 2 O 3 Ba C O 3 and CuO before the MTG process.

L. Zhang; X. B. Xu; S. Y. Ding; M. H. Zheng; L. Xiao; H. T. Ren; Y. L. Jiao; X. L. Wang; Z. W. Lin; J. G. Zhu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ferromagnetic neutron stars: axial anomaly, dense neutron matter, and pionic wall  

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We show that a chiral nonlinear sigma model coupled to degenerate neutrons exhibits a ferromagnetic phase at high density. The magnetization is due to the axial anomaly acting on the parallel layers of neutral pion domain walls spontaneously formed at high density. The emergent magnetic field would reach the QCD scale ~ 10^19 [G], which suggests that the quantum anomaly can be a microscopic origin of the magnetars (highly magnetized neutron stars).

Minoru Eto; Koji Hashimoto; Tetsuo Hatsuda

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlated vortex pinning in slightly orthorhombic twinned Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 single crystals: Possible shift of the vortex-glass/liquid transition  

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The interest in twin-boundary (TB) planes as a source of vortex pinning has been recently renewed with the discovery of the new iron-arsenide pnictide superconductors. In the family of compounds Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 a structural transition from a tetragonal to orthorhombic lattice takes place for compounds with xdomain structure shrinks with sizes ultimately becoming comparable to vortex cores. In this work we investigate the changes in anisotropy produced by subtle differences in the Co doping level, in the neighborhood of the structural transition, in good-quality single crystals. Using a scaling approach we are able to determine the angular regions where correlated or uncorrelated disorder prevails. In the tetragonal samples (x>xcr) there is no twinning and we find good agreement with the expected scaling function under uncorrelated disorder, with small anisotropy values similar to those reported in the literature. We show that in the orthorhombic samples (x

Bermudez, M. Marziali [Universidad de Buenos Aires; Pasquini, G. [Universidad de Buenos Aires; Budko, Sergey L. [Ames Laboratory; Canfield, Paul C. [Ames Laboratory

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Domain assignments for FSSP representative set using DomainParser  

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Domain assignments for the FSSP representative set Domain assignments for the FSSP representative set The following are the domain assignments for the FSSP representative set (released on January 31, 2000, 1987 chains in total) using DomainParser. Each line shows a PDB entry (with a chain identifier if any), total number of residues, number of domains, and domain assignments. The result is obtained fully automatically without manual editing. 12asa 327 2 (33-86; 271-288) (4-32; 87-270; 289-330) 153l 185 1 16pk 415 2 (5-205; 409-419) (206-408) 16vpa 311 2 (47-130; 164-233; 324-349) (131-163; 234-323; 395-402) 1914 171 1 19hca 292 2 (45-107) (1-44; 108-292) 1a02f 53 1 1a02j 52 1 1a02n 280 2 (399-569) (570-678) 1a04a 205 2 (5-126) (127-216) 1a0aa 63 1 1a0ca 437 1 1a0fa 201 2 (1-81) (82-201) 1a0ha 159 1 1a0i 332 2 (2-239) (240-349)

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Inverse natural convection problem of estimating wall heat flux using a moving sensor  

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Inverse heat transfer problems have many applications in various branch of science and engineering. Here, the inverse problem of determining heat flux at the bottom wall of a two-dimensional cavity from temperature measurement in the domain is considered. The Boussinesq equation is used to model the natural convection induced by the wall heat flux. The inverse natural convection problem is posed as a minimization problem of the performance function, which is the sum of square residuals between calculated and observed temperature, by means of a conjugate gradient method. Instead of employing several fixed sensors, a single sensor is used which is moving at a given frequency over the bottom wall. The present method solves the inverse natural convection problem accurately without a priori information about the unknown function to be estimated.

Park, H.M.; Chung, O.Y.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Collaborative Networks for Biodiversity Domain Organizations  

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, conservation groups, etc., referred to in this paper as BOs (Biodiversity-domain OrganizationsCollaborative Networks for Biodiversity Domain Organizations Ekaterina Ermilova, Hamideh, operating in the domains of biology, ecology, and biodiversity, strongly need to cooperate

Boyer, Edmond

257

Identification of new functions for BRCT domains  

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Our lab identified the tandem BRCT domains of PTIP function as a DNA damage responsive phospho binding domain that recognizes proteins phosphorylated by ATM and ATR after DNA damage. The PTIP tandem BRCT domains are ...

Mohammad, Duaa H

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

High bandwidth Ge p-i-n photodetector integrated on Si  

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The authors present a germanium on silicon p-i-n photodiode for vertical light incidence. For a Ge p-i-n photodetector with a radius of 5 {mu}m a 3 dB bandwidth of 25 GHz is measured at an incident wavelength of 1.55 {mu}m and zero external bias. For a modest reverse bias of 2 V, the 3 dB bandwidth increases to 39 GHz. The monolithically integrated devices are grown on Si with solid source molecular beam epitaxy. The complete detector structure consisting of a highly p-doped Ge buried layer, an intrinsic absorption region, and a highly n-doped top contact layer of Ge/Si is grown in one continuous epitaxial run. A low growth temperature sequence was needed to obtain abrupt doping transitions between the highly doped regions surrounding the intrinsic layer. A theoretical consideration of the 3 dB bandwidth of the Ge detector was used to optimize the layer structure. For a photodiode with 5 {mu}m mesa radius the maximum theoretical 3 dB frequency is 62 GHz with an intrinsic region thickness of 307 nm.

Oehme, M.; Werner, J.; Kasper, E.; Jutzi, M.; Berroth, M. [Institut fuer Halbleitertechnik, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 47, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Institut fuer Elektrische und Optische Nachrichtentechnik, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 47, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

2006-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

259

Engineering Nanocolumnar Defect Configurations for Optimized Vortex Pinning in High Temperature Superconducting Nanocomposite Wires  

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High temperature superconducting (HTS), coated conductor wires based on nanocomposite films containing self-assembled, insulating BaZrO3 (BZO) nanocolumnar defects have previously been reported to exhibit enhanced vortex pinning. Here, we report on microstructural design via control of BZO nanocolumns density in YBa2Cu3O7- (YBCO)+BZO nancomposite films to achieve the highest critical current density, Jc(H, ,T). X-ray diffraction and microstructural examination shows increasing number density of epitaxial BZO nanocolumns in the highly cube-textured YBCO matrix with increasing nominal BZO additions. Transport property measurement reveals that an increase in BZO content upto 4 vol% is required to sustain the highest pinning and Jc performance as the magnetic field increases. By growing thicker, single-layer nanocomposite films (~4 m) with controlled density of BZO columnar defects, the critical current (Ic) of ~1000 A/cm at 77 K, self-field and the minimum Ic of 455 A/cm at 65 K and 3 T for all magnetic field orientations were obtained. This is the highest Ic reported to date for films on metallic templates which are the basis for the 2nd generation, coated conductor-based HTS wires.

Wee, Sung Hun [ORNL; Zuev, Yuri L [ORNL; Cantoni, Claudia [ORNL; Goyal, Amit [ORNL; Ahuja, Raj [Waukesha Electric Systems Inc.; Abiade, J. [North Carolina A& T State University

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

A Validation Study of Pin Heat Transfer for MOX Fuel Based on the IFA-597 Experiments  

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Abstract The IFA-597 (Integrated Fuel Assessment) experiments from the International Fuel Performance Experiments (IFPE) database were designed to study the thermal behavior of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel and the effects of an annulus on fission gas release in light-water-reactor fuel. An evaluation of nuclear fuel pin heat transfer in the FRAPCON-3.4 and Exnihilo codes for MOX fuel systems was performed, with a focus on the first 20 time steps ( 6 GWd/MT(iHM)) for explicit comparison between the codes. In addition, sensitivity studies were performed to evaluate the effect of the radial power shape and approximations to the geometry to account for the thermocouple hole, dish, and chamfer. The analysis demonstrated relative agreement for both solid (rod 1) and annular (rod 2) fuel in the experiment, demonstrating the accuracy of the codes and their underlying material models for MOX fuel, while also revealing a small energy loss artifact in how gap conductance is currently handled in Exnihilo for chamfered fuel pellets. The within-pellet power shape was shown to significantly impact the predicted centerline temperatures. This has provided an initial benchmarking of the pin heat transfer capability of Exnihilo for MOX fuel with respect to a well-validated nuclear fuel performance code.

Phillippe, Aaron M [ORNL; Clarno, Kevin T [ORNL; Banfield, James E [ORNL; Ott, Larry J [ORNL; Philip, Bobby [ORNL; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL; Sampath, Rahul S [ORNL; Allu, Srikanth [ORNL; Hamilton, Steven P [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Panelized wall system with foam core insulation  

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A wall system includes a plurality of wall members, the wall members having a first metal panel, a second metal panel, and an insulating core between the first panel and the second panel. At least one of the first panel and the second panel include ridge portions. The insulating core can be a foam, such as a polyurethane foam. The foam can include at least one opacifier to improve the k-factor of the foam.

Kosny, Jan (Oak Ridge, TN); Gaskin, Sally (Houston, TX)

2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

262

First wall for polarized fusion reactors  

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Depolarization mechanisms arising from the recycling of the polarized fuel at the limiter and the first-wall of a fusion reactor are greater than those mechanisms in the plasma. Rapid depolarization of the plasma is prevented by providing a first-wall or first-wall coating formed of a low-Z, non-metallic material having a depolarization rate greater than 1 sec.sup.-1.

Greenside, Henry S. (Cranbury, NJ); Budny, Robert V. (Princeton, NJ); Post, Jr., Douglass E. (Buttonwood, CT)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Modeling Drilled Shafts in MSE Block Walls  

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xii ABSTRACT xiii 1 INTRODUCTION 1 2 LITERATURE REVIEW 3 2.1 Physical Testing 3 2.1.1 MSE Wall Design (FHWA) 3 2.1.2 Design of Laterally Loaded Shafts 6 2.1.3 Design of Drilled Shafts Supporting Sound Walls 7 2.1.4 Topics Related to MSE... Wall Interaction with Bridges 8 2.1.5 Lateral Loading of Facing and Retained Soil 9 2.1.6 Physical Test Results 11 2.1.6.1 Construction and Instrumentation of Test Wall 12 2.1.6.2 Physical Testing and Results 17 2.2 Numerical Approaches 22 2...

Pierson, Matthew Charles

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Multiple moving wall dry coal extrusion pump  

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A pump for transporting particulate material includes a passageway defined on each side between an inlet and an outlet by a moving wall.

Fitzsimmons, Mark Andrew

2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

265

First wall for polarized fusion reactors  

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A first-wall or first-wall coating for use in a fusion reactor having polarized fuel may be formed of a low-Z non-metallic material having slow spin relaxation, i.e., a depolarization rate greater than 1 sec/sup -1/. Materials having these properties include hydrogenated and deuterated amorphous semiconductors. A method for preventing the rapid depolarization of a polarized plasma in a fusion device may comprise the step of providing a first-wall or first-wall coating formed of a low-Z, non-metallic material having a depolarization rate greater than 1 sec/sup -1/.

Greenside, H.S.; Budny, R.V.; Post, D.E. Jr.

1985-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental study of endwall heat transfer enhancement for flow past staggered non-conducting pin fin arrays  

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: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 15 VI RESULTS AND DISCUSSION : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 17 A. Effect of Reynolds Number ReDh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 B. Effect of Height of Pins, H=D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 C. Effect of Stream Wise Spacing of Pins, SL=D... Pressure Drop for D = 2:54cm : 23 9 Effect of H=D on Thermal Performance for D = 2:54cm : : : : : : : 24 10 Effect of SL=D on Heat Transfer Enhancement for D=1.27cm : : : : 25 11 Effect of SL=D on Increase of Overall Pressure Drop for D = 1:27cm 26 12...

Achanta, Vamsee Satish

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

267

A photoelastic study of a simply supported rectangular beam loaded by a round pin through the center of the beam  

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A PHOTOELASTIC STUDY OF A SIMPLY SUPPORTED RECTANGULAR BEAM LOADED BY A ROUND PIN THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE BEAM A Thesis By JERRY DON MORGAN Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1/64 Major subjects Mechanical Engineering A PHOTOELASTIC STUDY OF A SIMPLY SUPPORTED RECTANGULAR BEAM LOADED BY A ROUND PIN THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE BEAM A Thesis By JERRY DON MORGAN Approved...

Morgan, Jerry Don

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

268

Coldren CLEO Tutorial 050608 InPInP--Based Photonic Integrated CircuitsBased Photonic Integrated Circuits  

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GaAsPInGaAsP/InP lattice/InP lattice--matched alloysmatched alloys InGaAsP lattice-matched to InP g(µm) = 1.24/ Eg(eV)1-etched Ridge Surface ridge Buried ribBuried channel Higher index contrast InP InGaAsP WMMI WWG LMMI LTUNE PinModulators Traveling-wave linear phase modulator Electro-absorption modulator (EAM) Can use quantum-confined Stark

Liebling, Michael

269

Beetle Kill Wall at NREL  

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When it comes to designing an interior decorative feature for one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world, very few would consider bringing in a beetle to do the job. But thats what happened at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Research Support Facility (RSF) located on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus.In June, the RSF will become home to more than 800 workers from DOE and NREL and building visitors will be greeted with a soaring, two-story high wall entirely covered with wood harvested from the bark beetle infestation that has killed millions of pine trees in the Western U.S. But, the use of beetle kill wood is just one example of the resources being leveraged to make the RSF a model for sustainability and one more step toward NRELs goal to be a net zero energy campus.

None

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

270

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

271

Cellulose Binding Domains of a Phytophthora Cell Wall Protein Are Novel Pathogen-Associated Molecular Patterns  

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...except after heat treatment of the medium (Meindl...and neutralized by dialysis against 100 volumes of water at 4C for 16 h...strain GV3101 by electroporation, and transformed...et al. (1980). Electron Microscopy and Immunogold...

Elodie Gaulin; Nani Dramé; Claude Lafitte; Trudy Torto-Alalibo; Yves Martinez; Carine Ameline-Torregrosa; Moustafa Khatib; Honoré Mazarguil; François Villalba-Mateos; Sophien Kamoun; Christian Mazars; Bernard Dumas; Arnaud Bottin; Marie-Thérèse Esquerré-Tugayé; Martina Rickauer

2006-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

272

Microscopic and Macroscopic Signatures of Antiferromagnetic Domain Walls R. Jaramillo,1  

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. Rosenbaum,1,* E. D. Isaacs,2 O. G. Shpyrko,2 P. G. Evans,3 G. Aeppli,4 and Z. Cai5 1 The James Franck

Evans, Paul G.

273

Thermoelectric Effect across the Metal-Insulator Domain Walls in VO2  

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-performance thermoelectric materials are currently one of the focuses in materials research for energy conversion technologies.1-4 A good thermoelectric material should have a relatively high thermopower (Seebeck coefficient perpendicular to the current and heat flow direction. This offers a material platform where the thermoelectric

Wu, Junqiao

274

Fabrication of curved-line nanostructures on membranes for transmission electron microscopy investigations of domain walls  

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Fabrication of curved-line nanostructures on membranes for transmission electron microscopy, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, United Kingdom Available online 28 February 2006 Abstract We have fabricated curved-line ferromagnetic nanostructures on membranes for transmission electron microscopy investigations of the equilibrium

Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

275

DWM-TAPESTRI - an energy efficient all-spin cache using domain wall shift based writes  

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Spin-based memories are promising candidates for future on-chip memories due to their high density, non-volatility, and very low leakage. However, the high energy and latency of write operations in these memories is a major challenge. In this work, we ...

Rangharajan Venkatesan; Mrigank Sharad; Kaushik Roy; Anand Raghunathan

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Remarks on Liquid Wall Research Mohamed Abdou  

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Remarks on Liquid Wall Research Mohamed Abdou Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering UCLA physicists and engineering scientists · Enhances synergism between IFE and MFE · Provides excellent disciplines. #12;Several "Ideas" Have Been Proposed for Liquid Walls Fluids 1) High-conductivity, low Pr

California at Los Angeles, University of

277

Wall System Innovations: Familiar Materials, Better Performance  

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1 1 Wall System Innovation Vladimir Kochkin Joseph Wiehagen April 2013 Wall Innovation Metrics  High R (thermal and air barrier)  High Performance  Durable, structural  Build-able  Low transition risk to builders  50% Building America Goal  ≈ R25+ (CZ 4 and higher) 2 Background  Technologies for high-R walls have been proposed and used for over 25 years  But real market penetration is very low  Often the last EE measure implemented by builders (e.g. E*) 3 Background  High-R wall solutions have not achieved a broad level of standardization and commonality  A large set of methods and materials entered the market  Multiple and conflicting details  Wall characteristics are more critical = RISK 4 New Home Starts -

278

Performance of silicon PIN photodiodes at low temperatures and in high magnetic fields  

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The performance of a Si PIN diode (type Hamamatsu S3590-06) as an energy sen- sitive detector operating at cryogenic temperatures (~10 K) and in magnetic fields up to 11 T was investigated, using a 207Bi conversion electron source. It was found that the detector still performs well under these conditions, with small changes in the response function being observed in high magnetic fields, e.g. a 30% to 50% decrease in energy resolution. A GEANT4 Monte Carlo simulation showed that the observed effects are mainly due to the modified trajectories of the electrons due to the influence of the magnetic field, which changes the scattering conditions, rather than to intrinsic changes of the performance of the detector itself.

F. Wauters; I. S. Kraev; M. Tandecki; E. Traykov; S. Van Gorp; D. Zakoucky; N. Severijns

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

279

Pulsed D-D Neutron Generator Measurements of HEU Oxide Fuel Pins  

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Pulsed neutron interrogation measurements have been performed on highly enriched uranium (HEU) oxide fuel pins and depleted uranium (DU) metal using a D-D neutron generator (2x10{sup 6} neutrons-s{sup -1}) and moderated {sup 3}He tubes at the Idaho National Laboratory Power Burst Facility. These measurements demonstrate the ability to distinguish HEU from DU by coincidence counting using a pulsed source. The amount of HEU measured was 8 kg in a sealed 55-gallon drum compared to 31 kg of DU. Neutron events were counted during and after the pulse with the Nuclear Materials Identification System (NMIS) and used to calculate the neutron coincidence time distributions. Passive measurements were also performed for comparison with the pulsed measurements. This paper presents the neutron coincidence time distribution and Feynman variance results from the measurements.

McConchie, Seth; Hausladen, Paul; Mihalczo, John [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Road, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States); Blackburn, Brandon; Chichester, David [Idaho National Laboratory, 2525 North Fremont Avenue, P.O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

280

Pulsed D-D Neutron Generator Measurements of HEU Oxide Fuel Pins  

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Pulsed neutron interrogation measurements have been performed on highly enriched uranium (HEU) oxide fuel pins and depleted uranium (DU) metal using a D-D neutron generator (2 x 10{sup 6} neutrons-s{sup -1}) and moderated {sup 3}He tubes at the Idaho National Laboratory Power Burst Facility. These measurements demonstrate the ability to distinguish HEU from DU by coincidence counting using a pulsed source. The amount of HEU measured was 8 kg in a sealed 55-gallon drum compared to 31 kg of DU. Neutron events were counted during and after the pulse with the Nuclear Materials Identification System (NMIS) and used to calculate the neutron coincidence time distributions. Passive measurements were also performed for comparison with the pulsed measurements. This paper presents the neutron coincidence distribution and Feynman variance results from the measurements.

McConchie, Seth M [ORNL] [ORNL; Hausladen, Paul [ORNL] [ORNL; Mihalczo, John T [ORNL] [ORNL; Blackburn, Brandon [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)] [Idaho National Laboratory (INL); Chichester, David [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)] [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Optical pin apparatus for measuring the arrival time and velocity of shock waves and particles  

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An apparatus for the detection of the arrival and for the determination of the velocity of disturbances such as shock-wave fronts and/or projectiles. Optical pins using fluid-filled microballoons as the light source and an optical fiber as a link to a photodetector have been used to investigate shock-waves and projectiles. A microballoon filled with a noble gas is affixed to one end of a fiber-optic cable, and the other end of the cable is attached to a high-speed streak camera. As the shock-front or projectile compresses the microballoon, the gas inside is heated and compressed producing a bright flash of light. The flash of light is transmitted via the optic cable to the streak camera where it is recorded. One image-converter streak camera is capable of recording information from more than 100 microballoon-cable combinations simultaneously.

Benjamin, R.F.

1983-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

282

Optical pin apparatus for measuring the arrival time and velocity of shock waves and particles  

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An apparatus for the detection of the arrival and for the determination of the velocity of disturbances such as shock-wave fronts and/or projectiles. Optical pins using fluid-filled microballoons as the light source and an optical fiber as a link to a photodetector have been used to investigate shock-waves and projectiles. A microballoon filled with a noble gas is affixed to one end of a fiber-optic cable, and the other end of the cable is attached to a high-speed streak camera. As the shock-front or projectile compresses the microballoon, the gas inside is heated and compressed producing a bright flash of light. The flash of light is transmitted via the optic cable to the streak camera where it is recorded. One image-converter streak camera is capable of recording information from more than 100 microballoon-cable combinations simultaneously.

Benjamin, Robert F. (315 Rover Blvd., Los Alamos, NM 87544)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Optical pin apparatus for measuring the arrival time and velocity of shock waves and particles  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus is disclosed for the detection of the arrival and for the determination of the velocity of disturbances such as shock-wave fronts and/or projectiles. Optical pins using fluid-filled microballoons as the light source and an optical fiber as a link to a photodetector have been used to investigate shock-waves and projectiles. A microballoon filled with a noble gas is affixed to one end of a fiber-optic cable, and the other end of the cable is attached to a high-speed streak camera. As the shock-front or projectile compresses the microballoon, the gas inside is heated and compressed producing a bright flash of light. The flash of light is transmitted via the optic cable to the streak camera where it is recorded. One image-converter streak camera is capable of recording information from more than 100 microballoon-cable combinations simultaneously. 3 figs.

Benjamin, R.F.

1987-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

284

Laminar Flow Forced Convection Heat Transfer Behavior of Phase Change Material Fluid in Straight and Staggered Pin Microchannels  

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numerical results of circular, square, straight rectangular microchannels with various aspect ratios (1:2, 1:4 and 1:8), and rectangular microchannels with two characteristic staggered pins (square and circular, fixed height with no variation in aspect ratio...

Kondle, Satyanarayana

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

285

Progressive network-flow based power-aware broadcast addressing for pin-constrained digital microfluidic biochips  

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In recent emerging marketplace, designs for pin-constrained digital microfluidic biochips (PDMFBs) have received much attention due to the large impact on packaging and product cost. One of the major approaches, broadcast addressing, reduces the ... Keywords: digital microfluidics, electrode addressing, power

Tsung-Wei Huang; Hong-Yan Su; Tsung-Yi Ho

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Convective flow of refrigerant (R-123) across a bank of micro pin fins Ali Kosar, Yoav Peles *  

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, and pressure drop of R-123 over a bank of shrouded micro pin fins 243 lm long with hydraulic diameter of 99.5 lm. Heat transfer coefficients and Nusselt numbers have been obtained over effective heat fluxes studied in the context of turbine blade cooling. Nusselt number and friction factor correlations

Peles, Yoav

287

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

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

Kim, Yong Jung

288

BETTI TABLES OF REDUCIBLE ALGEBRAIC CURVES DAVID J. BRUCE, PIN-HUNG KAO, EVAN D. NASH, BEN PEREZ,  

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BETTI TABLES OF REDUCIBLE ALGEBRAIC CURVES DAVID J. BRUCE, PIN-HUNG KAO, EVAN D. NASH, BEN PEREZ, AND PETER VERMEIRE Abstract. We study the Betti tables of reducible algebraic curves with a focus on connected line arrangements and provide a general formula for computing the quadratic strand of the Betti

Vermeire, Peter

289

Enhancing Jc(B,theta) in YBa2Cu3O7-delta via nano-engineering of pinning structures  

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the YBCO lattice resulting in unnecessary degradation of Tc and low field Jc. In this work, two types of strong pinning centers with negligible effect on the Tc and low field Jc were incorporated in YBCO films via strain engineering on the nanoscale...

Emergo, Rose Lyn S.

2009-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

290

FREE CONVECTIVE LAMINAR FLOW WITHIN THE TROMBE WALL CHANNEL  

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LAMINAR FLOW WITHIN THE TROMBE WALL CHANNEL H. Akbarf andLAMINAR FLOW WITHIN THE TROMBE WALL CHANNEL H. Akbari andchannel surfaces of the Trombe wall has been investigated.

Akbari, H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Non-algebraic quadrature domains  

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May 28, 2012 ... “Quadrature domain in the classical sense” is used to specify the restricted case we ...... monotonically” on ?. 4. The procedure used in the proof of Theorem 3.1 can also be used to ... Royal Inst. of Technology, Stockholm.

2012-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

292

Making recommendations from multiple domains  

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Given the vast amount of information on the World Wide Web, recommender systems are increasingly being used to help filter irrelevant data and suggest information that would interest users. Traditional systems make recommendations based on a single domain ... Keywords: collaborative filtering, personalization, recommendation, social trust

Wei Chen; Wynne Hsu; Mong Li Lee

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Hydrogenation of single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Towards the development of a useful mechanism for hydrogen storage, we have studied the hydrogenation of single-walled carbon nanotubes with atomic hydrogen using core-level photoelectron spectroscopy and x-ray absorption spectroscopy. We find that atomic hydrogen creates C-H bonds with the carbon atoms in the nanotube walls and such C-H bonds can be com-pletely broken by heating to 600 oC. We demonstrate approximately 65+/-15 at % hydrogenation of carbon atoms in the single-walled carbon nanotubes which is equivalent to 5.1+/-1.2 weight % hydrogen capacity. We also show that the hydrogenation is a reversible process.

Anton Nikitin; Hirohito Ogasawara; David Mann; Reinhard Denecke; Zhiyong Zhang; Hongjie Dai; KJ Cho; Anders Nilsson

2005-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

294

Symmetry of single-wall nanotubes  

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A review of the symmetry groups of the various single-wall nano- and microtubes considered in the literature (BN, GaN, MS2, C, BC3, BC2N) is presented.

Damnjanovic, M.

2001-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

295

Nonextensive statistical dynamics applied to wall turbulence  

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We apply a formalism of nonextensive statistical mechanics to experimental wall turbulence data, for the first time to our knowledge. Wind tunnel data for velocity differences a streamwise distance $r$ apart are compared to the prediction from theory as developed by Beck. The simplest theory, in which all free parameters are removed, is found to reproduce statistics for the wall-normal velocity component remarkably well, even for $r$ well beyond the corresponding integral scale, while the corresponding description of the streamwise velocity fluctuations is reasonable at separations below the integral scale. A least-squares 2-parameter fit is performed, and the dependence of the optimum parameter values on wall separation and $r$ is analysed. Both parameters are found to be approximately independent of wall-separation in the logarithmic sub-layer.

Simen Å Ellingsen; Per-Åge Krogstad

2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Beautify Your Windows and Glass Walls.  

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-utside? How do your dqkrie outside of your house? 2 IlnKY color affect , Coloor, De~kn and Tex When choosing draperies to har- monize with a room, consider the room, proportions, exposure, view, walls, floors, furnishings, accessories...

Tompkins, Charlotte

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

In situ Groundwater Remediation Using Treatment Walls  

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Development of treatment wall technology for the clean up of contaminated ground-water resources has expanded in the past few...ex situ and other in situ ground-water remediation approaches is reduced operation a...

Radisav D. Vidic; Frederick G. Pohland

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

CLIMBING WALL POLICIES Open Bouldering Policies  

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. Climb at your own risk. Supervised Climbing Rules: 1. All climbers must check in at the climbing wall a munter knot and/or a figure eight belay device are not acceptable ways to belay. 11. Shirts and close

299

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

300

INTOR impurity control and first wall system  

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The highlights of the recent INTOR effort on examining the key issues of the impurity control/first wall system are summarized. The emphasis of the work was an integrated study of the edge-region physics, plasma-wall interaction, materials, engineering and magnetic considerations associated with the poloidal divertor and pump limiter. The development of limiter and divertor collector plate designs with an acceptable lifetime was a major part of the work.

Abdou, M.A.

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Modelling of Ion Cyclotron Wall Conditioning plasmas  

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Ion Cyclotron Wall Conditioning (ICWC) is envisioned in ITER to clean the wall from impurities, to control the wall isotopic ratio and the hydrogen recycling in the presence of the toroidal magnetic field. Various experiments and modelling are advancing to consolidate this technique. In this contribution the modeling of ICWC is presented, which can be divided in two parts: plasma description and plasma wall interaction. Firstly a 0D plasma model, based on a set of energy and particle balance equations for Maxwellian Hydrogen and Helium species, is presented. The model takes into account elementary collision processes, coupled RF power, particle confinement, wall recycling, and active gas injection and pumping. The RF plasma production process is based mainly on electron collisional ionization. The dependency of the plasma parameters, the Hydrogen and Helium partial pressures and neutral or ionic fluxes on pressure and RF power are quantitatively in good agreement with those obtained experimentally on TORE SUPRA. Secondly an extension of the 0D model including the description of the wall interaction is presented and compared to TORE SUPRA multi-pulse ICWC discharges.

Douai, D.; Wauters, T.; Wuenderlich, D.; Bremond, S.; Lombard, G.; Mollard, P.; Pegourie, B. [CEA, IRFM, 13108 St Paul lez Durance (France); Lyssoivan, A. [LPP-ERM/KMS, 1000 Brussels (Belgium); Marchuk, O. [IEK-4, FZ Juelich, 52425 Juelich (Germany); Van Oost, G. [Ghent University, 9000 Ghent (Belgium)

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

302

How to Run DomainParser  

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Run DomainParser Run DomainParser The structure for partition needs to be prepared in the PDB format. In most cases, running DomainParser using defaults should give satisfactory partitions. However, several options offered in DomainParser can provide a partition that a user desires or correct some overcut/undercut partitions. Here, we use a PDB file 1atna.pdb as an example to show how to use the DomainParser program. Run DomainParser using defaults: domainparser 1atna.pdb The output shows the partition for each domain in terms of ranges of residue numbers: 4 domains have been found for 1atna: Domain 1 : 34-96. Domain 2 : 181-272. Domain 3 : 148-180; 273-336. Domain 4 : 0-33; 97-147; 337-372. The program also generates a new file 1atna_dom.pdb, with the "temperature factor" column (column 61-66 of an "ATOM" entry) showing domain numbers. A

303

Performance Assessment Report Domain CHP System  

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Performance Assessment Report for the Domain CHP System November 2005 By Burns & McDonnell Engineering #12;Domain CHP System Performance Assessment Report for the Packaged Cooling, Heating and Power

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

304

15 FUNCTIONAL SERVICE DOMAIN ARCHITECTURE MANAGEMENT  

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. Based on a better understanding of functional domain architecture management approaches, situational, enterprise architecture management, situational method engineering #12;258 Part 5: Design Science 115 FUNCTIONAL SERVICE DOMAIN ARCHITECTURE MANAGEMENT: Building the Foundation for Situational

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

305

Language Modeling for limited-data domains  

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With the increasing focus of speech recognition and natural language processing applications on domains with limited amount of in-domain training data, enhanced system performance often relies on approaches involving model ...

Hsu, Bo-June (Bo-June Paul)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Frequency domain design of interval controller  

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significant role in the analysis and design of interval systems. Its external properties are also discussed. The image set approach & frequency domain criteria can be used to calculate the IP stability margin. The frequency domain criteria are used...

Park, Wunyong

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Pausing and activating thread state upon pin assertion by external logic monitoring polling loop exit time condition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for enhancing performance of a computer which includes a computer system including a data storage device. The computer system includes a program stored in the data storage device and steps of the program are executed by a processer. The processor processes instructions from the program. A wait state in the processor waits for receiving specified data. A thread in the processor has a pause state wherein the processor waits for specified data. A pin in the processor initiates a return to an active state from the pause state for the thread. A logic circuit is external to the processor, and the logic circuit is configured to detect a specified condition. The pin initiates a return to the active state of the thread when the specified condition is detected using the logic circuit.

Chen, Dong; Giampapa, Mark; Heidelberger, Philip; Ohmacht, Martin; Satterfield, David L; Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard; Sugavanam, Krishnan

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

308

Flux pinning and flux creep in neutron irradiated (Y,Gd)Ba sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub x  

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Powder samples of Y{sub 0.9}Gd{sub 0.1}Ba{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} were irradiated with mixed spectrum ({approximately}50% E<0.5eV, 50% E>0.5eV) neutrons with most interactions expected to occur at the Gd site. As a function of fluence the samples showed increased ({approximately}X3-X8) magnetically measured critical current densities J{sub c} at low fluences, falling off at the highest values. An analysis of magnetic relaxation data, which allows for a nonlinear pinning potential U vs J relationship, revealed substantial increases in U at constant J, indicating that the irradiation introduced more effective pinning centers than those originally present. 13 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Willis, J.O. (Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (United States) Superconductivity Research Lab., Tokyo (Japan)); Sickafus, K.E.; Peterson, D.E. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computation of neutron fluxes in clusters of fuel pins arranged in hexagonal assemblies (2D and 3D)  

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For computations of fluxes, we have used Carvik's method of collision probabilities. This method requires tracking algorithms. An algorithm to compute tracks (in 2D and 3D) has been developed for seven hexagonal geometries with cluster of fuel pins. This has been implemented in the NXT module of the code DRAGON. The flux distribution in cluster of pins has been computed by using this code. For testing the results, they are compared when possible with the EXCELT module of the code DRAGON. Tracks are plotted in the NXT module by using MATLAB, these plots are also presented here. Results are presented with increasing number of lines to show the convergence of these results. We have numerically computed volumes, surface areas and the percentage errors in these computations. These results show that 2D results converge faster than 3D results. The accuracy on the computation of fluxes up to second decimal is achieved with fewer lines. (authors)

Prabha, H.; Marleau, G. [Institut de Genie Nucleaire, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Stn. CV, P.O. Box 6079, Montreal, QC H3C 3A7 (Canada)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THORAX pretest prediction of a sodium-boiling transient in a 19-pin simulated LMFBR driver bundle  

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Experiments will be conducted in the Thermal-Hydraulic Out-of-Reactor Safety-Shutdown Heat Removal System (THORS-SHRS) Assembly 1 loop at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to model the behavior of a reactor during degraded decay heat removal conditions. The test section is to consist of two parallel 19-pin electrically-heated driver bundles, typical of U.S. Large Developmental Plant (LDP) Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) design. Analysis of these experiments will include using THORAX, a two-dimensional boiling model which assumes an equilibrium mixture two-phase flow (with slip). A THORAX prediction is presented for a single-bundle forced convection boiling-to-dryout transient at 15.8 kW/pin.

Rose, S.D.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Labelling Heuristics for CSP Application Domains  

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Labelling Heuristics for CSP Application Domains Zeynep K#16;z#16;ltan Computer Science Division an application domain as a family of CSP models, so as to exhibit the generic constraint store for all models store and the domain propagation during search is analysed, so as to infer | before modelling any CSP

Rossi, Francesca

312

PIN detector arrays and integrated readout circuitry on high-resistivity float-zone silicon  

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A new silicon PIN-diode-based pixel detector for ionizing particles integrating a two-dimensional array of detecting elements with readout circuitry has been developed and extensively tested. The signal charge is collected on a low-capacitance electrode avoiding loss of charge into the local readout circuitry within each pixel. The spatial resolution for a given circuitry size is optimized. The approach required back side patterning of the wafer, the only nonconventional part in the Stanford BiCMOS based manufacturing process. Thirteen masks on the front side of the wafer and three on the back yielded both CMOS readout circuitry and detecting elements. A gettering step helped obtain a high minority carrier lifetime (500 [mu]s). Test results obtained by infrared illumination, gamma rays, and high-energy particles, which have been described in detail elsewhere, will be summarized. They include a signal to single-channel-noise performance of about 150 to 1 for a minimum ionizing particle, which is an order of magnitude better than silicon strip detectors currently used, and a record-breaking spatial resolution in the direction of smallest pixel pitch (standard deviation of about 1.8 [mu]m). The authors describe the device and chip operation of the new detector in detail.

Snoeys, W.; Plummer, J. (Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Center for Integrated Systems); Parker, S.; Kenney, C. (Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States). Dept. of Physics)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of SFR fuel pin performance codes under advanced fuel for minor actinide transmutation  

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Americium is a strong contributor to the long term radiotoxicity of high activity nuclear waste. Transmutation by irradiation in nuclear reactors of long-lived nuclides like {sup 241}Am is, therefore, an option for the reduction of radiotoxicity and residual power packages as well as the repository area. In the SUPERFACT Experiment four different oxide fuels containing high and low concentrations of {sup 237}Np and {sup 241}Am, representing the homogeneous and heterogeneous in-pile recycling concepts, were irradiated in the PHENIX reactor. The behavior of advanced fuel materials with minor actinide needs to be fully characterized, understood and modeled in order to optimize the design of this kind of fuel elements and to evaluate its performances. This paper assesses the current predictability of fuel performance codes TRANSURANUS and GERMINAL V2 on the basis of post irradiation examinations of the SUPERFACT experiment for pins with low minor actinide content. Their predictions have been compared to measured data in terms of geometrical changes of fuel and cladding, fission gases behavior and actinide and fission product distributions. The results are in good agreement with the experimental results, although improvements are also pointed out for further studies, especially if larger content of minor actinide will be taken into account in the codes. (authors)

Bouineau, V.; Lainet, M.; Chauvin, N.; Pelletier, M. [French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission - CEA, CEA Cadarache, DEN/DEC/SESC, 13108 Saint Paul lez Durance (France); Di Marcello, V.; Van Uffelen, P.; Walker, C. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, D- 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Growing Dynamical Facilitation on Approaching the Random Pinning Colloidal Glass Transition  

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Despite decades of research, it remains to be established whether the transformation of a liquid into a glass is fundamentally thermodynamic or dynamic in origin. While observations of growing length scales are consistent with thermodynamic perspectives like the Random First-Order Transition theory (RFOT), the purely dynamic approach of the Dynamical Facilitation (DF) theory lacks experimental validation. Further, for glass transitions induced by randomly freezing a subset of particles in the liquid phase, simulations support the predictions of RFOT, whereas the DF theory remains unexplored. Here, using video microscopy and holographic optical tweezers, we show that dynamical facilitation in a colloidal glass-forming liquid unambiguously grows with density as well as the fraction of pinned particles. In addition, we show that heterogeneous dynamics in the form of string-like cooperative motion, which is believed to be consistent with RFOT, emerges naturally within the framework of facilitation. Most importantly, our findings demonstrate that a purely dynamic origin of the glass transition cannot be ruled out.

Shreyas Gokhale; K. Hima Nagamanasa; Rajesh Ganapathy; A. K. Sood

2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

315

Reaction {pi}N {yields} {pi}{pi}N near threshold  

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The LAMPF E1179 experiment used the {pi}{sup 0} spectrometer and an array of charged particle range counters to detect and record {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0}, {pi}{sup 0}p, and {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0}p coincidences following the reaction {pi}{sup +}p {yields} {pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup +}p near threshold. The total cross sections for single pion production were measured at the incident pion kinetic energies 190, 200, 220, 240, and 260 MeV. Absolute normalizations were fixed by measuring {pi}{sup +}p elastic scattering at 260 MeV. A detailed analysis of the {pi}{sup 0} detection efficiency was performed using cosmic ray calibrations and pion single charge exchange measurements with a 30 MeV {pi}{sup {minus}} beam. All published data on {pi}N {yields} {pi}{pi}N, including our results, are simultaneously fitted to yield a common chiral symmetry breaking parameter {xi} ={minus}0.25{plus_minus}0.10. The threshold matrix element {vert_bar}{alpha}{sub 0}({pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup +}p){vert_bar} determined by linear extrapolation yields the value of the s-wave isospin-2 {pi}{pi} scattering length {alpha}{sub 0}{sup 2}({pi}{pi}) = {minus}0.041{plus_minus}0.003 m{sub {pi}}{sup {minus}1}, within the framework of soft-pion theory.

Frlez, E.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

A-B Phase Transition and Pinning of Phase Boundary of Superfluid 3He in Aerogel  

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Phase transition in superfluid 3He in aerogel has been studied by NMR. Above 19 bar, we have clearly observed the A-like and B-like phases by following changes in the NMR lineshapes and resonance frequencies. There is a wide temperature region in which the A-like phase and the B-like phase coexist, extending from near the superfluid transition temperature T{sub c}{sup aero} to the lowest temperature of coexistence, T{sub AB}{sup aero}, below which only the B-like phase exists. There are two temperature regions, only in which the phase conversion occurs. Both regions are a few tens of {mu}K wide, the upper region being just below T{sub c}{sup aero} and the lower one just above T{sub AB}{sup aero}. In cooling down and warming up with the two phases in coexistence, no phase conversion occurs between the two regions. The phase boundary between the A-like phase and B-like phase cannot move in aerogel due to strong pinning by inhomogenities of aerogel.

Ishikawa, Osamu; Kado, Ryusuke; Obara, Ken; Yano, Hideo; Hata, Tohru [Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka 558-8585 (Japan); Nakagawa, Hisashi [Metrology Institute of Japan, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Tsukuba, 305-8563 (Japan); Yokogawa, Hiroshi; Yokoyama, Masaru [Matsushita Electric Works Ltd. Kadoma, Osaka, 571-0500 (Japan)

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication and Characterization of Nano-Sized Magnetic Structures and Their Flux-Pinning Effects on Superconducting Thin Films  

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Energy Dissipation due to Vortex Motion .................................. 7 Vortex Pinning in the Ferromagnet-Superconductor Hybrid (FSH) . 9 II FABRICATION OF EMBEDDED FERROMAGNET..., as the external magnetic field increases above the lower critical field and below an upper critical field ??2 (?), the magnetic flux partially penetrates the sample in the form of tubes, or vortices (Fig.4). This state is said to be a vortex state or mixed...

Lee, Han Gil

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

318

X-ray spectroscopy in mammography with a silicon PIN photodiode with application to the measurement of tube voltage  

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In this work a silicon PIN photodiode was employed in mammographic x-ray spectroscopy under clinical and nonclinical conditions. Measurements have been performed at a constant potential tungsten anode tube, adapted in this work with molybdenum filters to produce a beam like that used in mammography, and at a clinical equipment with a molybdenum anode tube by using an additional aluminum filtration. The corrected x-ray spectra were in full agreement with those generated by theoretical models published in the literature and agree well with those measured with a CdZnTe detector for tube voltages less than 30 kV. The half value layer and the relative exposure values calculated from the corrected silicon PIN photodiode spectra were in agreement with those measured with an ionization chamber. These results indicate that a silicon PIN photodiode are very suitable for mammographic x-ray spectroscopy. As an application, the voltage (kV) applied to mammographic x-ray equipment has been measured through the evaluation of the spectra high energy cut off. Uncertainties evaluated for the voltage values calculated from the measured spectra are less than 0.13% for voltages in the range 20-35 kV. The low uncertainties associated with the obtained results in this work point out that the method employed can be accurately used for calibration of noninvasive mammographic kVp meters.

Kuenzel, Roseli; Herdade, Silvio Bruni; Terini, Ricardo Andrade; Costa, Paulo Roberto [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao, Travessa R, 187, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 05508-900, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, R. Marques de Paranagua, 111, Consolacao, CEP 01303-050, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Secao Tecnica de Desenvolvimento Tecnologico em Saude, Instituto de Electrotecnica e Energia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Avenida Professor Luciano Gualberto, 1289, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 05508-010, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monte Carlo analysis of burnup-dependent plutonium concentration profiles in UO{sub 2} and MOX fuel pins  

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The ability to accurately predict fuel performance is an essential requirement for fuel design studies. Prediction of plutonium concentration profiles in an irradiated fuel pin is important for fuel performance analysis and spent-fuel storage. The MCNP coupling with ORIGEN2 (MCWO) burnup calculation code as demonstrated in this paper can analyze the rim effect in UO{sub 2} and mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel pins. Acceptance of a code such as MCWO depends very strongly on its validation. Validation involves the benchmark of the code predictions to the in-pile experimental data and results of post-irradiation examinations (PIEs). In this paper, a validation was made by comparing the MCWO calculated results with the VIM-BURN code, which has been validated against PIE data. The validated MCWO can provide the best-estimate neutronic characteristics of fuel burnup performance analysis. In this paper, Pu concentration (wt%) and fission power profiles versus burnup of UO{sub 2} and reactor-grade (RG)-MOX fuel pins were calculated with MCWO, and results are discussed.

Chang, G.S. [Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies, Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Identification of Novel Cell Wall Components  

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Our DOE Biosciences-funded work focused on the fungal cell wall and morphogenesis. We are especially interested in how new cell wall material is targeted to appropriate areas for polar (asymmetric) growth. Polar growth is the only way that filamentous fungi explore the environment to find suitable substrates to degrade. Work funded by this grant has resulted in a total of twenty peer-reviewed publications. In work funded by this grant, we identified nine Aspergillus nidulans temperature-sensitive (ts) mutants that fail to send out a germ tube and show a swollen cell phenotype at restrictive temperature, the swo mutants. In other organisms, a swollen cell phenotype is often associated with misdirected growth or weakened cell walls. Our work shows that several of the A. nidulans swo mutants have defects in the establishment and maintenance of polarity. Cloning of several swo genes by complementation also showed that secondary modification of proteins seems is important in polarity. We also investigated cell wall biosynthesis and branching based on leads in literature from other organisms and found that branching and nuclear division are tied and that the cell wall reorganizes during development. In our most recent work we have focused on gene expression during the shift from isotropic to polar growth. Surprisingly we found that genes previously thought to be involved only in spore formation are important in early vegetative growth as well.

Michelle Momany

2009-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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1718 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 16, NO. 7, JULY 2004 Solar-Blind AlGaN-Based p-i-n Photodiodes With  

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-i-n Photodiodes With Low Dark Current and High Detectivity N. Biyikli, I. Kimukin, O. Aytur, and E. Ozbay Abstract--We report solar-blind Al Ga1 N-based heterojunc- tion p-i-n photodiodes with low dark current and high. Index Terms--AlGaN, dark current, detectivity, heterostruc- ture, high-performance, p-i-n photodiode

Aytür, Orhan

322

Word Domain Disambiguation via Word Sense Disambiguation  

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Word subject domains have been widely used to improve the perform-ance of word sense disambiguation al-gorithms. However, comparatively little effort has been devoted so far to the disambiguation of word subject do-mains. The few existing approaches have focused on the development of al-gorithms specific to word domain dis-ambiguation. In this paper we explore an alternative approach where word domain disambiguation is achieved via word sense disambiguation. Our study shows that this approach yields very strong results, suggesting that word domain disambiguation can be ad-dressed in terms of word sense disam-biguation with no need for special purpose algorithms.

Sanfilippo, Antonio P.; Tratz, Stephen C.; Gregory, Michelle L.

2006-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

323

WallBots: Interactive Wall-Crawling Robots In the Hands of Public Artists and Political Activists  

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WallBots: Interactive Wall-Crawling Robots In the Hands of Public Artists and Political Activists present WallBots- autonomous, wall-crawling robots as a research probe for public expression across a wide, street art INTRODUCTION "People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey

Paulos, Eric

324

Thermal management optimization of an air-cooled Li-ion battery module using pin-fin heat sinks for hybrid electric vehicles  

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Abstract Three dimensional transient thermal analysis of an air-cooled module that contains prismatic Li-ion cells next to a special kind of aluminum pin fin heat sink whose heights of pin fins increase linearly through the width of the channel in air flow direction was studied for thermal management of Lithium-ion battery pack. The effects of pin fins arrangements, discharge rates, inlet air flow velocities, and inlet air temperatures on the battery were investigated. The results showed that despite of heat sinks with uniform pin fin heights that increase the standard deviation of the temperature field, using this kind of pin fin heat sink compare to the heat sink without pin fins not only decreases the bulk temperature inside the battery, but also decreases the standard deviation of the temperature field inside the battery as well. Increasing the inlet air temperature leads to decreasing the standard deviation of the temperature field while increases the maximum temperature of the battery. Furthermore, increasing the inlet air velocity first increases the standard deviation of the temperature field till reaches to the maximum point, and after that decreases. Also, increasing the inlet air velocity leads to decrease in the maximum temperature of the battery.

Shahabeddin K. Mohammadian; Yuwen Zhang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

living walls | OpenEI Community  

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14 14 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: 2142229614 Varnish cache server living walls Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 15 November, 2013 - 13:26 Living Walls ancient building system architect biomimicry building technology cooling cu daylight design problem energy use engineer fred andreas geothermal green building heat transfer heating living walls metabolic adjustment net zero pre-electricity Renewable Energy Solar university of colorado utility grid Wind

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Wall thickness measuring method and apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for measuring the wall thickness of a nonmagnetic article having a housing supporting a magnet and a contiguous supporting surface. The tubular article and the housing are releasably secured to the supporting surface and a support member of an optical comparator, respectively. To determine the wall thickness of the article at a selected point, a magnetically responsive ball is positioned within the tubular article over said point and retained therein by means of a magnetic field produced by the magnet. Thereafter, an optical comparator is employed to project a magnified image of the ball on a screen and the wall thickness at the selected point is calculated by using a ball surface measurement taken with the comparator in conjunction with a previously determined base line measurement.

Salzer, L.J.; Bergren, D.A.

1987-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

327

Living Walls | OpenEI Community  

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Living Walls Living Walls Home > Groups > Buildings Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 15 November, 2013 - 13:26 ancient building system architect biomimicry building technology cooling cu daylight design problem energy use engineer fred andreas geothermal green building heat transfer heating living walls metabolic adjustment net zero pre-electricity Renewable Energy Solar university of colorado utility grid Wind Much of the discussion surrounding green buildings centers around reducing energy use. The term net zero is the platinum standard for green buildings, meaning the building in question does not take any more energy from the utility grid than it produces using renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, or geothermal installations (and sometimes these renewable energy resources actually feed energy back to the utility grid). Architects

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Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

Students will investigate how changes in the DNA sequence that codes for cell wall formation can have a favorable outcome in producing plants that have higher levels of cellulose than the parent plant. The cellulose yield is most important in the production of ethanol: the greater the amount of cellulose within the cell wall, the greater the amount of ethanol that can be produced. To engage students, the first part of this lesson has students participating in a discovery activity where they will extract DNA from wheat germ.

329

Domain formation on oxidized graphene  

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Using first-principles calculations within density functional theory, we demonstrate that the adsorption of a single oxygen atom results in significant electron transfer from graphene to oxygen. This strongly disturbs the charge landscape of the C-C bonds at the proximity. Additional oxygen atoms adsorbing to graphene prefer always the C-C bonds having the highest charge density and, consequently, they have the tendency to form domain structure. While oxygen adsorption to one side of graphene ends with significant buckling, the adsorption to both sides with similar domain pattern is favored. The binding energy displays an oscillatory variation and the band gap widens with increasing oxygen coverage. While a single oxygen atom migrates over the C-C bonds on the graphene surface, a repulsive interaction prevents two oxygen adatoms from forming an oxygen molecule. Our first-principles study together with finite-temperature ab initio molecular dynamics calculations conclude that oxygen adatoms on graphene can not desorb easily without the influence of external agents.

M. Topsakal and S. Ciraci

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polaron-like vortices, dissociation transition, and self-induced pinning in magnetic superconductors  

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Vortices in magnetic superconductors polarize spins nonuniformly and repolarize them when moving. At a low spin relaxation rate and at low bias currents, vortices carrying magnetic polarization clouds become polaron-like and their velocities are determined by the effective drag coefficient that is significantly bigger than the Bardeen-Stephen (BS) one. As the current increases, vortices release polarization clouds and the velocity as well as the voltage in the I-V characteristics jump to values corresponding to the BS drag coefficient at a critical current J{sub c}. The nonuniform components of the magnetic field and magnetization drop as the velocity increases, resulting in weaker polarization and a discontinuous dynamic dissociation depinning transition. Experimentally, the jump shows up as a depinning transition and the corresponding current at the jump is the depinning current. As the current decreases, on the way back, vortices are retrapped by polarization clouds at the current J{sub r} < J{sub c}. As a result, the polaronic effect suppresses dissipation and enhances the critical current. Borocarbides (RE)Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C with a short penetration length and highly polarizable rare earth spins seem to be optimal systems for a detailed study of vortex polaron formation by measuring I-V characteristics. We also propose to use a superconductor-magnet multilayer structure to study polaronic mechanism of pinning with the goal to achieve high critical currents. The magnetic layers should have large magnetic susceptibility to enhance the coupling between vortices and magnetization in magnetic layers while the relaxation of the magnetization should be slow. For Nb and a proper magnet multilayer structure, we estimate the critical current density J{sub c} {approx} 10{sup 9} A/m{sup 2} at the magnetic field B Almost-Equal-To 1 T.

Bulaevskii, L. N., E-mail: lnb@lanl.gov; Lin, S.-Z. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division (United States)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionic field effect and memristive phenomena in single-point ferroelectric domain switching  

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Electric field induced polarization switching underpins most functional applications of ferroelectric materials in information technology, materials science, and optoelectronics. In the last 20 years, much attention has been focused on the switching of individual domains using scanning probe microscopy, both as model of ferroelectric data storage and approach to explore fundamental physics of ferroelectric switching. The classical picture of tip induced switching includes formation of cylindrical domain oriented along the tip field, with the domain size is largely determined by the tip-induced field distribution and domain wall motion kinetics. The polarization screening is recognized as a necessary precondition to the stability of ferroelectric phase; however, screening processes are generally considered to be uniformly efficient and not leading to changes in switching behavior. Here, we demonstrate that single-point tip-induced polarization switching can give rise to a surprisingly broad range of domain morphologies, including radial and angular instabilities. These behaviors are traced to the surface screening charge dynamics, which in some cases can even give rise to anomalous switching against the electric field (ionic field effect). The implications of these behaviors for ferroelectric materials and devices are discussed.

Ievlev, Anton [ORNL] [ORNL; Morozovska, A. N. [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine] [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine; Eliseev, E. A. [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine] [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine; Shur, Vladimir Ya. [Ural Federal University, Russia] [Ural Federal University, Russia; Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot wire production of single-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes  

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Apparatus (210) for producing a multi-wall carbon nanotube (213) may comprise a process chamber (216), a furnace (217) operatively associated with the process chamber (216), and at least one filament (218) positioned within the process chamber (216). At least one power supply (220) operatively associated with the at least one filament (218) heats the at least one filament (218) to a process temperature. A gaseous carbon precursor material (214) operatively associated with the process chamber (216) provides carbon for forming the multi-wall carbon nanotube (213). A metal catalyst material (224) operatively associated with the process (216) catalyzes the formation of the multi-wall carbon nanotube (213).

Dillon, Anne C. (Boulder, CO); Mahan, Archie H. (Golden, CO); Alleman, Jeffrey L. (Lakewood, CO)

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of magnetic flux distribution from magnetic domains in [Co/Pd] nanowires by magnetic domain scope method using contact-scanning of tunneling magnetoresistive sensor  

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Current-driven magnetic domain wall motions in magnetic nanowires have attracted great interests for physical studies and engineering applications. The magnetic force microscope (MFM) is widely used for indirect verification of domain locations in nanowires, where relative magnetic force between the local domains and the MFM probe is used for detection. However, there is an occasional problem that the magnetic moments of MFM probe influenced and/or rotated the magnetic states in the low-moment nanowires. To solve this issue, the “magnetic domain scope for wide area with nano-order resolution (nano-MDS)” method has been proposed recently that could detect the magnetic flux distribution from the specimen directly by scanning of tunneling magnetoresistive field sensor. In this study, magnetic domain structure in nanowires was investigated by both MFM and nano-MDS, and the leakage magnetic flux density from the nanowires was measured quantitatively by nano-MDS. Specimen nanowires consisted from [Co (0.3)/Pd (1.2)]{sub 21}/Ru(3) films (units in nm) with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy were fabricated onto Si substrates by dual ion beam sputtering and e-beam lithography. The length and the width of the fabricated nanowires are 20??m and 150?nm. We have succeeded to obtain not only the remanent domain images with the detection of up and down magnetizations as similar as those by MFM but also magnetic flux density distribution from nanowires directly by nano-MDS. The obtained value of maximum leakage magnetic flux by nano-MDS is in good agreement with that of coercivity by magneto-optical Kerr effect microscopy. By changing the protective diamond-like-carbon film thickness on tunneling magnetoresistive sensor, the three-dimensional spatial distribution of leakage magnetic flux could be evaluated.

Okuda, Mitsunobu, E-mail: okuda.m-ky@nhk.or.jp; Miyamoto, Yasuyoshi; Miyashita, Eiichi; Hayashi, Naoto [NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories, 1-10-11 Kinuta Setagaya, Tokyo 157-8510 (Japan)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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THE CHINESE WALL LATTICE Ravi Sandhu  

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Sandhu, Ravi

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Symmetry groups of single-wall nanotubes  

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An approach to the determination of the symmetry groups of structural analogs of single-wall carbon nanotubes using ideas in color symmetry theory is described. The line group structures of the symmetry groups of BN, BC3, BCN and BC2N nanotubes are identified. An extension of the method to address nanotubes with non-hexagonal symmetry is also presented.

De Las Pe?as, M.L.A.N.

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Report Diana H. Wall, Director  

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Student Sustainability Center more than doubled its student engagement, and our pre-college Summer2013-2014 Annual Report #12;Diana H. Wall, Director CSU is at the forefront of sustainability if such systems are to endure, and developing the expertise that is needed to shape a sustainable future

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Wall Precursor Effects in Gaseous Detonation  

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... and 5 mm long, were used in an investigation of electrical phenomena in stoichiometric oxyhydrogen detonations produced in a 4 m long stainless steel tube of hexagonal cross-section. The ... , which was insulated from the tube wall, recorded the time of arrival of the detonation plasma at the plane of observation. Only when both the probes and insulating surfaces ...

M. C. CAVENOR

1970-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

338

Subcooled Boiling Near a Heated Wall  

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Experimental measurements of void fraction, bubble frequency, and velocity are obtained in subcooled R-134a flowing over a heated flat plate near an unheated wall and compared to analytical predictions. The measurements were obtained for a fixed system pressure and mass flow rate (P = 2.4 MPa and w = 106 kg/hr) at various inlet liquid temperatures. During the experiments, electrical power was applied at a constant rate to one side of the test section. The local void fraction data, acquired with a hot-film anemometer probe, showed the existence of a significant peak near the heated wall and a smaller secondary peak near the unheated wall for the larger inlet subcoolings. Local vapor velocity data, taken with the hot-film probe and a laser Doppler velocimeter, showed broad maxima near the centerline between the heated and unheated plates. Significant temperature gradients near the heated wall were observed for large inlet subcooling. Bubble size data, inferred from measurements of void fraction, bubble frequency and vapor velocity, when combined with the measured bubble chord length distributions illustrate the transition from pure three dimensional spherical to two-dimensional planar bubble flow, the latter being initiated when the bubbles fill the gap between the plates. These various two-phase flow measurements were used for development of a multidimensional, four-field calculational method; comparisons of the data to the calculations show reasonable agreement.

T.A. Trabold; C.C. Maneri; P.F. Vassallo; D.M. Considine

2000-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of wetted wall bioaerosol concentration cyclones  

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...................................................................................... 24 Aerosol-to-aerosol collection efficiency.................................................... 24 Wetting pattern on the impacting wall ? effect of an atomizer.................. 24..................................................................................... 67 Figure 3.4. Cold temperature experiemental setup ........................................................... 68 Figure 3.5. Preliminary heating system for the 1250 L/min cyclone and thermo-couple locations...

Seo, Youngjin

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

340

NATIONAL PLAN TO ACHIEVE MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS  

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infrastructure following attack or similar disruption. · Maritime Transportation System Security Plan responds regarding the maritime domain. · Maritime Commerce Security Plan establishes a comprehensive plan to secure

Acton, Scott

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Development of Nonlinear SSI Time Domain Methodology  

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Development of Nonlinear SSI Time Domain Methodology Justin Coleman, P.E. Nuclear Science and Technology Idaho National Laboratory October 22, 2014

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Collective pinning model of the mixed state in YBa2Cu3O7??: Critical currents and flux creep  

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Magnetic hysteresis and flux creep measurements in single crystal samples of YBa2Cu3O7?? (YBCO) are presented for a wide range of B,T phase space. Some of these samples can be described as weakly or collectively pinned. For these, over a large portion of this phase space, the flux creep can be described in terms of thermally activated single-fluxoid motion. A simple model based on maximizing the pinning energy of a fluxoid segment provides a good, semiquantitative picture of the low-temperature data, where the experimentally measured critical current density j is proportional to 1?T and the activation barrier height is proportional to j??, where ?=1. In this model individual fluxoids are pinned by stochastic fluctuations in defect concentration, and are driven over the pinning barriers by critical currents and thermal activation. Incorporating flux lattice elasticity into this simple model leads to new predictions for the low-temperature data and allows the simple model to be extended to higher temperature. There are two distinct effects, both of which can be put in the form of effective current densities. One effective current density js arises from direct fluxoid-fluxoid repulsion, and the second effective current density jr arises from fluxoid relaxation. In YBCO at 7K and 2T, where the measured critical current density is j=8.9×109A?m2, we find js=0.57×109A?m2(6%) and jr=?2.1×109A?m2 (?20%). We present a discussion of their origin that leads to plausible temperature and field dependences. The model accounts for the rapid drop of j(T) with increasing temperature, the peak effect in j(B) at high temperature, and the temperature and field dependence of the “critical exponent” ?. Thermal fluxoid vibrations play an important role in the pinning, and we find effects consistent with calculations in the literature. The model postulates that fluxoid motion takes place by hopping in segments on a characteristic length scale lmodel. In the model we find lmodel=104nm at 7K and 2T. A completely independent measurement from the creep-derived four-volume VX yields a length lVX=102±5nm at the same temperature and field. Excellent agreement between the two independently determined lengths persists over a wide range of temperatures. A failure of these two lengths to agree marks the boundary for single-fluxoid hopping, and we present a diagram of the pinning regimes in B,T phase space. From the measured prefactor of thermally activated creep at 10K and 2K we infer a value for the attempt frequency fa=8.5×1010s?1. This value is in reasonable agreement with a published theoretical calculation of the relaxation frequency for overdamped fluxoids in an Abrikosov lattice. Finally, based on these data we estimate the mass per unit length of a YBCO fluxoid segment, and compare our result with Suhl’s theory to obtain a quasiparticle effective mass of 30 free electron masses.

J. W. Farmer; D. L. Cowan; M. Kornecki

2008-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

343

TBU-0061- In the Matter of Misti Wall  

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Misti Wall (the complainant or Wall), appeals the dismissal of her complaint of retaliation filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. As...

344

Double Diffusion in Enclosure Bounded by Massive and Volatilizing Walls  

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-10), are considered. Other governing parameters are maintained constant (Rayleigh number, Prandtl number, Lewis number and width ratio of massive wall to enclosure). The conjugate heat transfer of the thick wall and indoor airflow and the enhanced heat transfer...

Liu, D.; Tang, G.; Zhao, F.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium Pumping Wall for a Liquid Lithium Tokamak Richard Majeski...  

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Helium Pumping Wall for a Liquid Lithium Tokamak Richard Majeski This invention is designed to be a subsystem of a device, a tokamak with walls or plasma facing components of...

346

After Exodus : re-occupation of the metropolitan wall  

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The title "Exodus alludes to a restricted exclave encircled by a forbidding wall -- effect, a prison on the scale of a metropolis, and one in which people sought refuge voluntarily. Over the past forty years, similar walls ...

Allison, Jordan Lloyd Norman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Reading the Cosmic Writing on the Wall  

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Reading the Cosmic Reading the Cosmic Writing on the Wall Reading the Cosmic Writing on the Wall NERSC Key to Planck's Revision of Universal Recipe March 21, 2013 Contact: Margie Wylie, mwylie@lbl.gov, + 1 510 486 7421 map800-600.jpg This map shows the oldest light in our universe, as detected with the greatest precision yet by the Planck mission. The ancient light, called the cosmic microwave background, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was 370,000 years old. (Image credit: ESA and the Planck Collaboration) Thanks to a supersensitive space telescope and some sophisticated supercomputing, scientists from the international Planck collaboration have made the closest reading yet of the most ancient story in our universe: the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Today, the team released preliminary results based on the Planck

348

Gravitational infall in the hard wall model  

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An infalling shell in the hard wall model provides a simple holographic model for energy injection in a confining gauge theory. Depending on its parameters, a scalar shell either collapses into a large black brane, or scatters between the hard wall and the anti-de Sitter boundary. In the scattering regime, we find numerical solutions that keep oscillating for as long as we have followed their evolution, and we provide an analytic argument that shows that a black brane can never be formed. This provides examples of states in infinite-volume field theory that never thermalize. We find that the field theory expectation value of a scalar operator keeps oscillating, with an amplitude that undergoes modulation.

B. Craps; E. J. Lindgren; A. Taliotis; J. Vanhoof; H. Zhang

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

349

Enhanced dielectric-wall linear accelerator  

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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

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Wall, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Wall, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources Wall, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 40.3936801°, -79.7861577° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.3936801,"lon":-79.7861577,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Manipulation and Imaging of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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Manipulation and Imaging of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with an Atomic Force Microscope** By Henk W. C. Postma, Allard Sellmeijer, and Cees Dekker* Carbon nanotubes[1] have attracted-walled nanotubes,[3±5] the prototype single-walled tubes are much more difficult to study since their diameter

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Proposal on Lithium Wall Experiment (LWX) on PBXM 1  

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Proposal on Lithium Wall Experiment (LWX) on PBX­M 1 Leonid E. Zakharov, Princeton University; OUTLINE 1. Mini­conference on Lithium walls and low recycling regime. 2. PBX­M Capabilities. 3. Motivation "Lithium covered walls and low recycling regimes in toka­ maks". APS meeting, October 23­27, 2000, Quebec

Zakharov, Leonid E.

353

Particle Sizing using Passive Ultrasonic Measurement of Vessel Wall Vibrations  

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Particle Sizing using Passive Ultrasonic Measurement of Vessel Wall Vibrations Gillian Carson for particle sizing using an ultrasonic transducer to measure vessel wall vibrations and 1 #12;considers in a stirred vessel, its subse- quent impact with the vessel wall, and the resulting flexural vibrations

Mottram, Nigel

354

The Abstract Domain of Segmented Ranking Functions  

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function by abstract in- terpretation. We build our work on their proposed general framework, and we designThe Abstract Domain of Segmented Ranking Functions Caterina Urban ´Ecole Normale Sup´erieure - CNRS - INRIA, Paris, France urban@di.ens.fr Abstract. We present a parameterized abstract domain for proving

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

355

Brick Walls and AdS/CFT  

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We discuss the relationship between the bulk-boundary correspondence in Rehren's algebraic holography (and in other 'fixed-background' approaches to holography) and in mainstream 'Maldacena AdS/CFT'. Especially, we contrast the understanding of black-hole entropy from the viewpoint of QFT in curved spacetime -- in the framework of 't Hooft's 'brick wall' model -- with the understanding based on Maldacena AdS/CFT. We show that the brick-wall modification of a Klein Gordon field in the Hartle-Hawking-Israel state on 1+2-Schwarzschild AdS (BTZ) has a well-defined boundary limit with the same temperature and entropy as the brick-wall-modified bulk theory. One of our main purposes is to point out a close connection, for general AdS/CFT situations, between the puzzle raised by Arnsdorf and Smolin regarding the relationship between Rehren's algebraic holography and mainstream AdS/CFT and the puzzle embodied in the 'correspondence principle' proposed by Mukohyama and Israel in their work on the brick-wall approach to black hole entropy. Working on the assumption that similar results will hold for bulk QFT other than the Klein Gordon field and for Schwarzschild AdS in other dimensions, and recalling the first author's proposed resolution to the Mukohyama-Israel puzzle based on his 'matter-gravity entanglement hypothesis', we argue that, in Maldacena AdS/CFT, the algebra of the boundary CFT is isomorphic only to a proper subalgebra of the bulk algebra, albeit (at non-zero temperature) the (GNS) Hilbert spaces of bulk and boundary theories are still the 'same' -- the total bulk state being pure, while the boundary state is mixed (thermal). We also argue from the finiteness of its boundary (and hence, on our assumptions, also bulk) entropy at finite temperature, that the Rehren dual of the Maldacena boundary CFT cannot itself be a QFT and must, instead, presumably be something like a string theory.

Bernard S. Kay; L. Ortiz

2014-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

356

1993 NEC 1) (Single-Walled Carbon  

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MWNT (Vapor-grown carbon fiber, VGCF)33) 10001300 34) SWNT CCVD Smalley 15) CO SWNT SWNT 1993 NEC 1) (Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, SWNTs) 1(a) 1nm µm µm SWNTs 2) (MWNTs) 1(c 29,30,35-41) SWNT , MgO Fe/Co, Ni/Co, Mo/Co nm SWNT VGCF Fe(CO)5 SWNT Ethanol tank Hot

Maruyama, Shigeo

357

Phenomenology of Wall Bounded Newtonian Turbulence  

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We construct a simple analytic model for wall-bounded turbulence, containing only four adjustable parameters. Two of these parameters characterize the viscous dissipation of the components of the Reynolds stress-tensor and other two parameters characterize their nonlinear relaxation. The model offers an analytic description of the profiles of the mean velocity and the correlation functions of velocity fluctuations in the entire boundary region, from the viscous sub-layer, through the buffer layer and further into the log-layer. As a first approximation, we employ the traditional return-to-isotropy hypothesis, which yields a very simple distribution of the turbulent kinetic energy between the velocity components in the log-layer: the streamwise component contains a half of the total energy whereas the wall-normal and the cross-stream components contain a quarter each. In addition, the model predicts a very simple relation between the von-K\\'arm\\'an slope $\\kappa $ and the turbulent velocity in the log-law region $v^+$ (in wall units): $v^+=6 \\kappa$. These predictions are in excellent agreement with DNS data and with recent laboratory experiments.

Victor S. L'vov; Anna Pomyalov; Itamar Procaccia; Sergej S. Zilitinkevich

2005-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

358

Hidden Rotational Symmetries in Magnetic Domain Patterns  

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Hidden Rotational Symmetries in Magnetic Domain Patterns Print Hidden Rotational Symmetries in Magnetic Domain Patterns Print Magnetic thin films have complicated domain patterns that may or may not repeat with each cycle through a hysteresis loop. A magnetic thin film with perpendicular anisotropy, such as that used in computer hard drives, for example, commonly exhibits labyrinthine domain patterns. These patterns are disordered over a macroscopic length scale, and intuitively we do not expect to observe any symmetry in such systems. Scientists at the ALS, the University of Oregon, and the University of California, San Diego, have recently used coherent soft x-ray scattering with angular Fourier analysis to discover that the disordered domain patterns do, in fact, exhibit rotational symmetries, which can be as small as two-fold or as large as 30-fold. Their study of magnetic symmetries gives scientists a toolbox for discovering hidden symmetries in diverse material systems.

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Hidden Rotational Symmetries in Magnetic Domain Patterns  

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Hidden Rotational Symmetries in Hidden Rotational Symmetries in Magnetic Domain Patterns Hidden Rotational Symmetries in Magnetic Domain Patterns Print Wednesday, 27 June 2012 00:00 Magnetic thin films have complicated domain patterns that may or may not repeat with each cycle through a hysteresis loop. A magnetic thin film with perpendicular anisotropy, such as that used in computer hard drives, for example, commonly exhibits labyrinthine domain patterns. These patterns are disordered over a macroscopic length scale, and intuitively we do not expect to observe any symmetry in such systems. Scientists at the ALS, the University of Oregon, and the University of California, San Diego, have recently used coherent soft x-ray scattering with angular Fourier analysis to discover that the disordered domain patterns do, in fact, exhibit rotational symmetries, which can be as small as two-fold or as large as 30-fold. Their study of magnetic symmetries gives scientists a toolbox for discovering hidden symmetries in diverse material systems.

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Design and analysis of a high heat load pin-post monochromator crystal with an integral water manifold  

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Conventional minichannel water cooling geometry will not perform satisfactorily for x-radiation from a wiggler source at the Advanced Photon Source. For closed-gap wiggler operation, cryogenic silicon appears to be the only option for crystals in Bragg-Bragg geometry. For operation of the wiggler at more modest critical energies ({lt}17 keV), the first crystal can be cooled by a pin-post cooling scheme, using water at room temperature as a coolant. In order to limit the water consumption to 4 gpm and hence the risk of introducing vibrations to the crystal, the intensely cooled area of the crystal was matched to the footprint of the beam, leaving a less cooled area of the crystal subject to survival in a missteered beam but not to perform as a monochromator. The manifold design avoids large areas of high water pressure that would bow the crystal. We present here the design of a pin-post monochromator consisting of a four-layer silicon manifold system and an integrally bonded 39{percent} nickel-iron alloy base plate. A transparent prototype of the design will be exhibited. Fabrication techniques and design advantages will be discussed. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Schildkamp, W. [Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)] [Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Tonnessen, T. [Rocketdyne Albuquerque Operations, 2511 C. Broadbent Parkway, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87107 (United States)] [Rocketdyne Albuquerque Operations, 2511 C. Broadbent Parkway, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87107 (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Validation Study of Pin Heat Transfer for UO2 Fuel Based on the IFA-432 Experiments  

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The IFA-432 (Integrated Fuel Assessment) experiments from the International Fuel Performance Experiments (IFPE) database were designed to study the effects of gap size, fuel density, and fuel densification on fuel centerline temperature in light-water-reactor fuel. An evaluation of nuclear fuel pin heat transfer in the FRAPCON-3.4 and Exnihilo codes for uranium dioxide (UO$_2$) fuel systems was performed, with a focus on the densification stage (2.2 \\unitfrac{GWd}{MT(UO$_{2}$)}). In addition, sensitivity studies were performed to evaluate the effect of the radial power shape and approximations to the geometry to account for the thermocouple hole. The analysis demonstrated excellent agreement for rods 1, 2, 3, and 5 (varying gap thicknesses and density with traditional fuel), demonstrating the accuracy of the codes and their underlying material models for traditional fuel. For rod 6, which contained unstable fuel that densified an order of magnitude more than traditional, stable fuel, the magnitude of densification was over-predicted and the temperatures were outside of the experimental uncertainty. The radial power shape within the fuel was shown to significantly impact the predicted centerline temperatures, whereas modeling the fuel at the thermocouple location as either annular or solid was relatively negligible. This has provided an initial benchmarking of the pin heat transfer capability of Exnihilo for UO$_2$ fuel with respect to a well-validated nuclear fuel performance code.

Phillippe, Aaron M [ORNL; Clarno, Kevin T [ORNL; Banfield, James E [ORNL; Ott, Larry J [ORNL; Philip, Bobby [ORNL; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL; Sampath, Rahul S [ORNL; Allu, Srikanth [ORNL; Hamilton, Steven P [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced high-field current carrying capacities and pinning behavior of NbTi-based superconducting alloys  

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High-field critical current densities J/sub c/ and pinning behavior are discussed for Nb-63a/oTi, Nb-61.7a/oTi-3a/oHf, and Nb-64.7a/oTi-7.2a/oTa superconducting alloys. J/sub c/ properties for 8--12 T in these alloy superconductors under superfluid helium environments can be even superior to those in Nb/sub 3/Sn at 4.2 K, when they are heavily cold-worked after final heat treatments. A temperature scaling law of the flux pinning force F/sub p/ is found to hold for these alloys in the form of F/sub P/ = K (B/sub c/2(T))/sup n/b/sup p/(1-b)/sup q/, where B/sub c/2 is the upper critical field and bequivalentB/B/sub c/2. The peak reduced field, b/sub m/, in the F/sub p/-b curve depends upon how the alloys have been processed. The origins of n, p, and q are discussed in terms of the processing condition.

Wada, H.; Itoh, K.; Tachikawa, K.; Yamada, Y.; Murase, S.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of the Filling of Wall Cavities With Retrofit Wall Insulation.  

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The Pacific Northwest Power Marketing Agency, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), conducted a retrofit wall insulation study to determine the effects of various obstructions within a wall cavity, where voids are likely to occur, and preferred filling methods and material types. The insulation test structure was composed of four 8-foot /times/ 12-foot walls, and was built using standard construction practices. The inside walls were clear plastic glazing, instead of gypsum board, to enable viewing of the filling process. A total of eight tests were performed: four cellulose, two rockwool, and two fiberglass. One- and two-hole filling methods were observed. All insulations were found to perform in the same basic manner with all experiencing the same problem areas. Common installer problems were empty spaces at the tops of cavities and missed cavities, especially above headers. Wiring and lath and plaster consistently caused reduced insulation densities in cavities. The problems with wiring, lath and plaster, and other features in the wall cavities were avoided with the use of a filler tube. The filler tube also provided a more consistent fill along the length of the entire cavity. 2 figs., 3 tabs.

Flores, Joseph A.; Grill, Alan R.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of elasticity of wall on diffusion in nano channel  

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Confining walls of nano channel are taken to be elastic to study their effect on the diffusion coefficient of fluid flowing through the channel. The wall is elastic to the extent that it responses to molecular pressure exerted by fluid. The model to study diffusion is based on microscopic considerations. Results obtained for fluid confining to 20 atomic diameter width contrasted with results obtained by considering rigid and smooth wall. The effect of roughness of wall on diffusion can be compensated by the elastic property of wall.

Tankeshwar, K., E-mail: tankesh@pu.ac.in [Computer Centre, Panjab University Chandigarh,- 160014 (India); Srivastava, Sunita [Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of non-destructively inspecting a curved wall portion  

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A method of non-destructively inspecting a curved wall portion of a large and thick walled vessel for a defect by computed tomography is provided. A collimated source of radiation is placed adjacent one side of the wall portion and an array of detectors for the radiation is placed on the other side adjacent the source. The radiation from the source passing through the wall portion is then detected with the detectors over a limited angle, dependent upon the curvature of the wall of the vessel, to obtain a dataset. The source and array are then coordinately moved relative to the wall portion in steps and a further dataset is obtained at each step. The plurality of datasets obtained over the limited angle is then processed to produce a tomogram of the wall portion to determine the presence of a defect therein. In a preferred embodiment, the curved wall portion has a center of curvature so that the source and the array are positioned at each step along a respective arc curved about the center. If desired, the detector array and source can be reoriented relative to a new wall portion and an inspection of the new wall portion can be easily obtained. Further, the source and detector array can be indexed in a direction perpendicular to a plane including the limited angle in a plurality of steps so that by repeating the detecting and moving steps at each index step, a three dimensional image can be created of the wall portion.

Fong, James T. (Bethel Park, PA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Evaluating the Reference and Representation of Domain Concepts in APIs  

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Evaluating the Reference and Representation of Domain Concepts in APIs Daniel Ratiu, Jan Jürjens ICPC 12 June 2008 #12;Domain specific APIs reflect the domain knowledge Programs World c b d API reflection of domain Developed program a Domain knowledge Real World #12;APIs' Quality through

Jurjens, Jan

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Passivation de photodiodes pin en GaInAs par SiNx UVCVD Y. Le Bellgo, P. Blanconnier et J. P. Praseuth  

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941 Passivation de photodiodes pin en GaInAs par SiNx UVCVD Y. Le Bellégo, P. Blanconnier et J. P. 2014 Des films de SiNx ont été déposés à basse température par UVCVD pour la passivation de photodiodes courant de fuite n'a été observé sur les photodiodes pin de type mesa avant et après le dépôt de Si

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project | Department of  

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Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project The Department of Energy is currently conducting research into highly energy efficient wall systems. Walls with high R-values are better insulators, and their development can help buildings come closer to having zero net energy consumption. Project Description This project seeks to develop a commercially viable wall system up to R-40 through integration of vacuum technology with the exterior insulated façade system (EIFS). Dow Corning will develop a wall system configuration of expanded polystyrene vacuum isolation panels that can be specified for R-values of 20, 30, and 40. This project also aims to develop a unitized protection system of vacuum isolation panels and to validate current code

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Moisture Management of High-R Walls (Fact Sheet), Building America...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

wall with ccSPF cavity insulation Double stud wall with cellulose insulation and polyethylene vapor retarder Double stud wall with cellulose and 2 in. of ccSPF Double stud wall...

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Time-Domain Electromagnetics | Open Energy Information  

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Time-Domain Electromagnetics Time-Domain Electromagnetics Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Time-Domain Electromagnetics Details Activities (10) Areas (10) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Detection of rock units or geological features with contrasting apparent resistivity. Stratigraphic/Structural: Structural information may be inferred from TDEM data. Hydrological: Hydrological information such as depth to groundwater table may be determined. Thermal: Extent of hydrothermal alteration mineralogy may be inferred. Cost Information

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Detecting Networks Employing Algorithmically Generated Domain Names  

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and hence has no com- mon IP address or a common domain name. Let ip = I be the total number of IP-addresses that are present after the F1 stage. and let d = D be total number of domain names that are present after the F1 stage. The vertices of graph G... for the second level domain name of xyz.com. At times a few of the IP addresses would end up in this component class because of a shortage in the 27 analysis period, given enough time ideally all the IP addresses (hosting server) of a single business unit...

Ashwath Kumar Krishna Reddy

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation limits in rough walled tubes  

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Abstract The present paper reports the results of a study of detonation limits in rough tubes. Detonation velocity is measured by photodiodes and ionization probes spaced at 10 cm intervals along the length of the tube. Short lengths of smoked foils inserted into the core of the rough tube is used to register the structure of the detonation wave. Pressure transducers are also used to obtain the pressure profile. The results indicate that in rough tubes, the detonation velocity is generally much lower than the corresponding values for smooth tubes. The velocity decreases slowly at first and then more rapidly as the limit is approached. The velocity variation is generally continuous and at the limits, the failure velocity is of the order of about 0.4 V CJ for all cases. The detonation limits in rough tubes are found to be wider than for a smooth tube. This indicates that the turbulence generated by the wall roughness facilitates the propagation of the detonation and extends the limits. Smoked foil records show that in the core of the rough tube the detonation front has a cellular structure corresponding to the usual cellular structure due to instability of the detonation. Thus the intrinsic unstable cellular structure is quite robust and retains its global characteristics in spite of the large perturbations generated by the rough wall. The detonation in the core of the rough tube goes from multi-headed to single headed as the limit is approached. Past the single headed spin, the low velocity detonation has no cellular structure but consists of interacting weak transverse waves from the rough wall. The averaged pressure of the low velocity detonation front corresponds to about the constant volume explosion pressure, in accord with the velocity of the low velocity detonation.

Amanda Starr; John H.S. Lee; Hoi Dick Ng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Gas turbine bucket wall thickness control  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A core for use in casting a turbine bucket including serpentine cooling passages is divided into two pieces including a leading edge core section and a trailing edge core section. Wall thicknesses at the leading edge and the trailing edge of the turbine bucket can be controlled independent of each other by separately positioning the leading edge core section and the trailing edge core section in the casting die. The controlled leading and trailing edge thicknesses can thus be optimized for efficient cooling, resulting in more efficient turbine operation.

Stathopoulos, Dimitrios (Glenmont, NY); Xu, Liming (Greenville, SC); Lewis, Doyle C. (Greer, SC)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Open-domain textual question answering techniques  

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Textual question answering is a technique of extracting a sentence or text snippet from a document or document collection that responds directly to a query. Open-domain textual question answering presupposes that questions are natural and unrestricted ...

Sanda M. Harabagiu; Steven J. Maiorano; Marius A. Pa?ca

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antiferromagnetic domain size and exchange bias  

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Using neutron diffraction, we measured the sizes of antiferromagnetic domains in three ferromagnet/antiferromagnet bilayer samples as a function of the magnitude and sign of exchange bias, temperature, and antiferromagnet composition. Neutron...

Fitzsimmons, M. R.; Lederman, D.; Cheon, M.; Shi, H.; Olamit, J.; Roshchin, Igor V.; Schuller, Ivan K.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Small Molecule Transcriptional Activation Domain  

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1 These activation domains often contain surreptitious repeats of 6?14 amino acids,4,5 and the minimal repeat unit of a natural transcriptional activator can itself function as an activator when attached to a DBD. ...

Aaron R. Minter; Brian B. Brennan; Anna K. Mapp

2004-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetically multiplexed heating of single domain nanoparticles  

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Selective hysteretic heating of multiple collocated types of single domain magnetic nanoparticles (SDMNPs) by alternating magnetic fields (AMFs) may offer a useful tool for biomedical applications. The possibility of ...

Romero, G.

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Multilevel domain decomposition for electronic structure calculations  

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Multilevel domain decomposition for electronic structure calculations M. Barrault a,b,*, E. Cance method (MDD) for electronic structure calculations within semi- empirical and density functional theory electronic structure calculations A molecular system is composed of N electrons, modelled quantum

Hager, William

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Flame-wall interaction simulation in a turbulent channel flow  

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The interaction between turbulent premixed flames and channel walls is studied. Combustion is represented by a simple irreversible reaction with a large activation temperature. A low heat release assumption is used, but feedback to the flowfield can be allowed through viscosity changes. The effect of wall distance on local and global flame structure is investigated. Quenching distances and maximum wall heat fluxed computed in laminar cases are compared to DNS results. It is found that quenching distances decrease and maximum heat fluxes increase relative to laminar flame values, scaling with the turbulent strain rate. It is shown that these effects are due to large coherent structures which push flame elements towards the wall. The effect of wall strain in flame-wall interaction is studied in a stagnation line flow; this is used to explain the DNS results. The effects of the flame on the flow through viscosity changes is studied. It is also shown that remarkable flame events are produced by flame interaction with a horseshoe vortex: burned gases are pushed towards the wall at high speed and induce quenching and high wall heat flux while fresh gases are expelled from the wall region and form finger-like structures. Effects of the wall on flame surface density are investigated.

Bruneaux, G.; Akselvoll, K.; Poinsot, T.; Ferziger, J.H.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONNECTION DIAGRAM PIN 3 PIN 2 PIN 1  

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to +70 C) Wide Operating Temperature Range: ­25 C to +105 C Single Supply Operation: +4 V to +30 V temperature. For a wide range of supply voltages the transducer acts as a high impedance temperature dependent areas include: appliance temperature sens- ing, automotive temperature measurement and control, HVAC

Hochmuth, Olaff

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Chem. Phys. Lett. in press Cold wall CVD generation of single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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-furnace [3] and arc-discharge [4] methods, several techniques employing the CVD approach [5-13] have been Catalytic CVD generation of high-purity single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) without use of an electric without resort to an electric furnace or a hot filament is proposed. All one needs is a vacuum chamber

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Category:Time-Domain Electromagnetics | Open Energy Information  

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category "Time-Domain Electromagnetics" This category contains only the following page. T Time-Domain Electromagnetics Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgw...

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Time-Domain Electromagnetics At Glass Mountain Area (Cumming...  

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Time-Domain Electromagnetics At Glass Mountain Area (Cumming And Mackie, 2007) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Time-Domain...

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Analyzing carrier escape mechanisms in InAs/GaAs quantum dot p-i-n junction photovoltaic cells  

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Intermediate band solar cells (IBSCs) are third-generation photovoltaic (PV) devices that can harvest sub-bandgap photons normally not absorbed in a single-junction solar cell. Despite the large increase in total solar energy conversion efficiency predicted for IBSC devices substantial challenges remain to realizing these efficiency gains in practical devices. We evaluate carrier escape mechanisms in an InAs/GaAs quantum dot intermediate band p-i-n junction PV device using photocurrent measurements under sub-bandgap illumination. We show that sub-bandgap photons generate photocurrent through a two-photon absorption process but that carrier trapping and retrapping limit the overall photocurrent. The results identify a key obstacle that must be overcome in order to realize intermediate band devices that outperform single junction photovoltaic cells.

S. Polly; S. M. Hubbard; M. F. Doty

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermi level de-pinning of aluminium contacts to n-type germanium using thin atomic layer deposited layers  

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Fermi-level pinning of aluminium on n-type germanium (n-Ge) was reduced by insertion of a thin interfacial dielectric by atomic layer deposition. The barrier height for aluminium contacts on n-Ge was reduced from 0.7?eV to a value of 0.28?eV for a thin Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfacial layer (?2.8?nm). For diodes with an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfacial layer, the contact resistance started to increase for layer thicknesses above 2.8?nm. For diodes with a HfO{sub 2} interfacial layer, the barrier height was also reduced but the contact resistance increased dramatically for layer thicknesses above 1.5?nm.

Gajula, D. R., E-mail: dgajula01@qub.ac.uk; Baine, P.; Armstrong, B. M.; McNeill, D. W. [School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AH (United Kingdom)] [School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AH (United Kingdom); Modreanu, M.; Hurley, P. K. [Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Cork (Ireland)] [Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Cork (Ireland)

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-Layer Silicon PIN Photodiode X-Ray Detector for a Future X-ray Timing Mission  

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A double-layer silicon detector consisting of two 500micron-thick silicon PIN photodiodes with independent readouts was mounted in a vacuum chamber and tested with X-ray sources. The detector is sensitive from 1-30 keV with an effective area of 6 mm^2. The detector performs best at -35 C with an energy resolution of 220 eV (FWHM, full width at half maximum) at 5.9 keV, and is able to operate at room temperature, +25 C, with moderate resolution around 760 eV (FWHM). The response of the top layer sensor is highly uniform across the sensitive area. This large-format silicon detector is appropriate for future X-ray timing missions.

Hua Feng; Philip Kaaret; Hans Andersson

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE JOURNAL OF THE ELECTRON DEVICES SOCIETY, VOL. 2, NO. 3, MAY 2014 33 A Review of the Pinned Photodiode for  

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Photodiode for CCD and CMOS Image Sensors Eric R. Fossum, Fellow, IEEE, and Donald B. Hondongwa, Student Member, IEEE Abstract--The pinned photodiode is the primary photodetector structure used in most CCD photodiode. Index Terms--Charge-coupled device (CCD), CMOS active pixel image sensor (CIS), photodetector

Fossum, Eric R.

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Method for sputtering a PIN microcrystalline/amorphous silicon semiconductor device with the P and N-layers sputtered from boron and phosphorous heavily doped targets  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A silicon PIN microcrystalline/amorphous silicon semiconductor device is constructed by the sputtering of N, and P layers of silicon from silicon doped targets and the I layer from an undoped target, and at least one semi-transparent ohmic electrode.

Moustakas, Theodore D. (Annandale, NJ); Maruska, H. Paul (Annandale, NJ)

1985-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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J. Phys. I IYance 7 (1997) 977-1001 AUGUST 1997, PAGE 977 Phase Pinning by EPR Probe in Biphenyl Doped with  

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J. Phys. I IYance 7 (1997) 977-1001 AUGUST 1997, PAGE 977 Phase Pinning by EPR Probe in Biphenyl not account for the plane wave modulation of the incommen- surate phase II. Its EPR spectra yields a phase is not symmetrical, in contra- diction with a linear one. This behaviour is not exhibited by the phenanthrene EPR

Boyer, Edmond

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Performance and analysis of amorphous silicon p-i-n solar cells made by chemical-vapor deposition from disilane  

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The photovoltaic performance of amorphous silicon p-i-n solar cells made by chemical-vapor deposition (CVD) from disilane is reported and analyzed. Intrinsic layers were deposited at rates from 0.2 to 50 A/s at temperatures from 380 to 460 /sup 0/C with and without boron doping. Device performance was insensitive to substantial differences in disilane purity. A cell efficiency of 4% was achieved. The primary limitation to higher efficiency was low fill factor (<50%) due to high series resistance (>18 ..cap omega.. cm/sup 2/). Analysis of the series resistance indicated a contact-related resistance of 4--12 ..cap omega.. cm/sup 2/ and a photoconductive resistance composed of intrinsic layer thickness-independent (10 ..cap omega.. cm/sup 2/) and thickness-dependent terms. Analysis of the voltage dependence of the current collection indicated a fill factor of 60% would be expected in the absence of series resistance. The maximum short-circuit current of 12.5 mA/cm/sup 2/ (normalized to 100 mW/cm/sup 2/) resulted with a boron-doped i layer deposited at 440 /sup 0/C at 3.3 A/s. Modeling of the collection efficiency indicated collection widths up to 0.33 ..mu..m for boron-doped and 0.24 ..mu..m for undoped p-i-n devices. In order to achieve high-efficiency cells using CVD from disilane, the limitations imposed by low photoconductivity, a high density of states, and restricted cell design imposed by the high deposition temperatures would have to be overcome.

Hegedus, S.S.; Rocheleau, R.E.; Buchanan, W.; Baron, B.N.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIOLOGICAL HYDROGEN FROM FUEL GASES Gary F. Vanzin, Jie Huang, Sharon Smolinski, Karen Kronoveter and Pin-Ching Maness*  

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is widespread among the domains of Bacteria and Archaea (Vignais et al., 2001). The use of waste biomass as feedstock for H2 production is an attractive choice. However, due to its heterogeneous nature, biomass

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Hollow porous-wall glass microspheres for hydrogen storage  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A porous wall hollow glass microsphere is provided having a diameter range of between 1 to 200 microns, a density of between 1.0 to 2.0 gm/cc, a porous-wall structure having wall openings defining an average pore size of between 10 to 1000 angstroms, and which contains therein a hydrogen storage material. The porous-wall structure facilitates the introduction of a hydrogen storage material into the interior of the porous wall hollow glass microsphere. In this manner, the resulting hollow glass microsphere can provide a membrane for the selective transport of hydrogen through the porous walls of the microsphere, the small pore size preventing gaseous or liquid contaminants from entering the interior of the hollow glass microsphere.

Heung, Leung K. (Aiken, SC); Schumacher, Ray F. (Aiken, SC); Wicks, George G. (Aiken, SC)

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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En-Vac Robotic Wall Scabbler. Innovative Technology Summary Report  

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)demonstrated an En-Vac Robotic Wall Scabbler from Japan to remove contaminated paint and concrete up to five times faster than workers using a hand-held scabbling/grinding tool. The Robotic Wall Scabbler uses abrasive steel grit to blast metal and concrete surfaces and it moves along the wall and adheres to the surface using vacuum suction. The Robotic Wall Scabbling unit includes the robot, grit recycling unit, debris filtration system, vacuum system, and remote control station. It scabbles concrete at depths up to 1/8-inch per pass. The demonstration was conducted on the walls of the Decontamination Shop of Test Area North which is contaminated with polychlorobiphenyls, lead, and radionuclides. Besides production rate, other benefits of the robotic wall scabbler include reduced radiation dose to workers and no airborne contamination.

None

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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scale synthesis of carbon nanotubes." Nature, Vol.358, 220-Ropes of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes." Science, Vol.273(5274),of single- wall carbon nanotubes. Process, product, and

Gao, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stud Walls With Continuous Exterior Insulation for Factory Built...  

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

density, fairly simple window and door framing details can be used. Easily installed plastic sill flashing is an added benefit. STUD WALLS WITH FOAM- CONTROL NAILBRACE AFM's...

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Concept for Reducing Hall Thruster Chamber Wall Erosion with...  

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Concept for Reducing Hall Thruster Chamber Wall Erosion with Lithium Vapor Shielding. Hall thrusters have been established as a compact and reliable means for satellite...

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Security Walls, LLC, January 14-18, 2013  

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Assistance Washington, DC 20585 Security Walls, LLC DOE-VPP Onsite Review January 2013 Foreword The Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes that true excellence can be...

398

Imaging cell wall architecture in single Zinnia elegans tracheary elements  

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indicated a loss of lignin and a modest loss of otherTEs accumulate lignin in their secondary walls and undergohemicelluloses, and also lignin, a complex aromatic polymer

Lacayo, Catherine

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding of Single-Walled Carbon  

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Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Epoxy Composites Ning (SWNT)-polymer composites have been fabricated to evaluate the electromagnetic interference (EMI

Gao, Hongjun

400

Fracture of welded aluminum thin-walled structures  

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A comprehensive methodology was developed in the thesis for damage prediction of welded aluminum thin-walled structures, which includes material modeling, calibration, numerical simulation and experimental verification. ...

Zheng, Li, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic design, testing and analysis of reinforced concrete wall buildings  

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and Priestley M.J.N. (1992). “Seismic Design of Reinforced2007). “Displacement Based Seismic Design of Structures”.318-99 Provisions for Seismic Design of Structural Walls.

Panagiotou, Marios

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Wall and laser spot motion in cylindrical hohlraums  

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Wall and laser spot motion measurements in empty, propane-filled and plastic (CH)-lined gold coated cylindrical hohlraums were performed on the Omega laser facility [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)]. Wall motion was measured using axial two-dimensional (2D) x-ray imaging and laser spot motion was perpendicularly observed through a thinned wall using streaked hard x-ray imaging. Experimental results and 2D hydrodynamic simulations show that while empty targets exhibit on-axis plasma collision, CH-lined and propane-filled targets inhibit wall expansion, corroborated with perpendicular streaked imaging showing a slower motion of laser spots.

Huser, G.; Courtois, C.; Monteil, M.-C. [CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Single-walled carbon nanotubes Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) arescale synthesis of carbon nanotubes." Nature, Vol.358, 220-Ropes of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes." Science, Vol.273(5274),

Gao, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Effective spacetime and Hawking radiation from moving domain wall in thin film of 3He-A  

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An event horizon for "relativistic" fermionic quasiparticles can be constructed in a thin film of superfluid 3He-A. The quasiparticles see an effective "gravitational" field which is induced by a topological soliton of the order parameter. Within the soliton the "speed of light" crosses zero and changes sign. When the soliton moves, two planar event horizons (black hole and white hole) appear, with a curvature singularity between them. Aside from the singularity, the effective spacetime is incomplete at future and past boundaries, but the quasiparticles cannot escape there because the nonrelativistic corrections become important as the blueshift grows, yielding "superluminal" trajectories. The question of Hawking radiation from the moving soliton is discussed but not resolved.

T. A. Jacobson; G. E. Volovik

1998-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Mr. Andy Wall0 The Aerospace Corporation  

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'k.f' :, , j '"; ,,' 'k.f' :, , j '"; ,,' DEC 5 1984 Mr. Andy Wall0 The Aerospace Corporation suite 4000 955 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20024 Dear Mr. Wallo: The Divisfon of Remedial Action Projects staff has reviewed the authority review documents for Gardinler, Inc., Tampa, Florida; Conserv (formerly Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.), Nichols, Florida; and Blockson Chemical co., Joliet, Illinois. Based on the content therein and in consultation with Mr. Steve Miller, Office of General Counsel (C&11), Departamt of Energy, It has been determined that the Department has no authority, through the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, to conduct remedial action at the aforementioned sites, Therefore, please prepare the document packages necessary to notify the appropriate state authorities and the

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Hadronization at the AdS wall  

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We describe hadronization events, using the AdS/CFT Correspondence, which display many of the qualitative features expected in QCD. In particular we study the motion of strings with separating end points in a back-reacted hard wall geometry. The solutions show the development of a linear QCD-like string. The end points oscillate in the absence of string breaking. We introduce string breaking by hand and evolve the new state forward in time to observe the separation of two string segments. A kink associated with this breaking evolves to the end points of the string inducing rho meson production. We explicitly compute the rho meson production at the end point.

Nick Evans; James French; Kristan Jensen; Ed Threlfall

2009-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlled nucleation of topological defects in the stripe domain patterns of lateral multilayers with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy  

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Magnetic lateral multilayers have been fabricated on weak perpendicular magnetic anisotropy amorphous Nd-Co films in order to perform a systematic study on the conditions for controlled nucleation of topological defects within their magnetic stripe domain pattern. A lateral thickness modulation of period w is defined on the nanostructured samples that, in turn, induces a lateral modulation of both magnetic stripe domain periods ? and average in-plane magnetization component Min-plane. Depending on lateral multilayer period and in-plane applied field, thin and thick regions switch independently during in-plane magnetization reversal and domain walls are created within the in-plane magnetization configuration coupled to variable angle grain boundaries and disclinations within the magnetic stripe domain patterns. This process is mainly driven by the competition between rotatable anisotropy (that couples the magnetic stripe pattern to in-plane magnetization) and in-plane shape anisotropy induced by the periodic thickness modulation. However, as the structural period w becomes comparable to magnetic stripe period ?, the nucleation of topological defects at the interfaces between thin and thick regions is hindered by a size effect and stripe domains in the different thickness regions become strongly coupled.

A. Hierro-Rodriguez, M. Vélez, R. Morales, N. Soriano, G. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, L. M. Álvarez-Prado, J. I. Martín, and J. M. Alameda

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

408

Scott Domain Representability of a Class of Generalized Ordered Spaces  

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-space constructed on a locally compact LOTS, is Scott-domain representable, i.e., is homeomorphic to the space-domain representable (i.e., being homeomorphic to the subspace of maximal elements of a Scott-domain with the ScottScott Domain Representability of a Class of Generalized Ordered Spaces Kevin W. Duke and David

Lutzer, David J.

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Formal Domain Modeling: From Specification to Atif Mashkoor  

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Formal Domain Modeling: From Specification to Validation Atif Mashkoor LORIA ­ DEDALE Team ­ Nancy with re- finement based approach at domain level. We also introduce a stepwise validation process and their inter-relationships, along with their important static and dynamic properties of the domain. The domain

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Domain-specific abstractions and compiler transformations  

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Domain-specific abstractions and compiler Domain-specific abstractions and compiler transformations Domain-specific abstractions and compiler transformations March 4, 2013 sadayappan Saday Sadayappan Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University Recent trends in architecture are making multicore parallelism as well as heterogeneity ubiquitous. This creates significant chalenges to application developers as well as compiler implementations. Currently it is virtually impossible to achieve performance portability of high-performance applications, i.e., develop a single version of source code for an application that achieves high performance on different parallel computer platforms. Different implementations of compute intensive core functions are generally needed for different target platforms, e.g., for multicore

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Eminent Domain (Indiana) | Department of Energy  

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(Indiana) (Indiana) Eminent Domain (Indiana) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Indiana Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Utilities, corporations, and gas storage facilities may invoke the law of eminent domain in certain circumstances, as provided for in this

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Magnetic spectral bounds on starlike plane domains  

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We develop sharp upper bounds for energy levels of the magnetic Laplacian on starlike plane domains, under either Dirichlet or Neumann boundary conditions and assuming a constant magnetic field in the transverse direction. Our main result says that $\\sum_{j=1}^n \\Phi \\big( \\lambda_j A/G \\big)$ is maximal for a disk whenever $\\Phi$ is concave increasing, $n \\geq 1$, the domain has area $A$, and $\\lambda_j$ is the $j$-th Dirichlet eigenvalue of the magnetic Laplacian $\\big( i\

R. S. Laugesen; B. A. Siudeja

2014-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Value of the EU Public Domain  

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is as natural and necessary part of our research efforts as the study of copyright.1 1 Mead Fellow in Economics, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge 2 Erasmus University Rotterdam and Austrian Society for Cultural Economics and Policy Studies 3 Adjunct... proximate but already public domain works. 30We can add and remove mass because the set of in-print public domain and in copyright books do not necessarily match. 31If one considers this over-generous it is worth considering that the various different Harry...

Pollock, Rufus; Stepan, Paul; Välimäki, Mikko

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Wall Lake Municipal Utilities Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Wall Lake Municipal Utilities Wind Farm Wall Lake Municipal Utilities Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Wall Lake Municipal Utilities Wind Farm Facility Wall Lake Municipal Utilities Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Wall Lake Municipal Utilities Developer Wall Lake Municipal Utilities Energy Purchaser Wall Lake Municipal Utilities Location Wall Lake IA Coordinates 42.281965°, -95.094098° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.281965,"lon":-95.094098,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Resistive ferromagnetic wall modes in theory and experiment  

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Effects of the ferromagnetic resistive wall on the plasma stability are analyzed. The analysis is based on the equations describing the perturbation dynamics outside the plasma, assuming a linear plasma response. A single-mode cylindrical model is used with two features that differ from the standard case: the wall magnetic permeability is incorporated and the thin-wall approximation is waived. The derivations are performed so that the results can be applied to both tokamaks and line-tied pinches. This is done to allow conclusions for tokamaks from comparison of the developed theory with the experimental data on the resistive and ferromagnetic wall modes in the Wisconsin rotating wall machine with and without a ferritic wall [W. F. Bergerson, D. A. Hannum, C. C. Hegna, R. D. Kendrick, J. S. Sarff, and C. B. Forest, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 235005 (2008)]. The model shows that the ferromagnetic wall effect is always destabilizing. However, it must be small under standard conditions in tokamaks. The effect can be much stronger in the pinch with lower magnetic field and larger wall permeability. The dispersion relation obtained here makes possible an explanation of the experimental results available so far, including those from the Wisconsin machine reported recently as strongly contradictory to expectations based on earlier models. Also, an easy practical solution for compensating the destabilizing ferromagnetic effect in tokamaks is proposed.

Pustovitov, V. D. [Nuclear Fusion Institute, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Square 1, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-produced plasma-wall interaction O. RENNER,1  

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Laser-produced plasma-wall interaction O. RENNER,1 R. LISKA,2 AND F.B. ROSMEJ3,4 1 Institute, France (RECEIVED 30 August 2009; ACCEPTED 21 September 2009) Abstract Jets of laser­generated plasma surfaces (walls). The pilot experiments carried out on the iodine laser system (5­200 J, 0.44 mm, 0

Liska, Richard

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Electron-wall interaction in Hall thrustersa... Y. Raitsesb  

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Electron-wall interaction in Hall thrustersa... Y. Raitsesb and D. Staack Princeton Plasma Physics; accepted 22 February 2005; published online 2 May 2005 Electron-wall interaction effects in Hall thrusters this threshold, the electron energy gain is constant in the acceleration region and therefore, secondary electron

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A review on Phase Change Materials Integrated in Building Walls  

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A review on Phase Change Materials Integrated in Building Walls Fr´ed´eric Kuznika, , Damien Davida review of the integration of phase change materials in building walls. Many considerations are discussed in this paper including physical considerations about building envelop and phase change material, phase change

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CP-Violating Bubble Wall and Electroweak Baryogenesis  

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...August 1997 research-article Articles CP-Violating Bubble Wall and Electroweak...baryogenesis depends on the profile of the CP-violating bubble wall created at the first...point out that a sufficiently small explicit CP violation gives nonperturbative effects......

Koichi Funakubo; Akira Kakuto; Shoichiro Otsuki; Fumihiko Toyoda

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global structure of moduli space for BPS walls  

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We study the global structure of the moduli space of BPS walls in the Higgs branch of supersymmetric theories with eight supercharges. We examine the structure in the neighborhood of a special Lagrangian submanifold M, and find that the dimension of the moduli space can be larger than that naively suggested by the index theorem, contrary to previous examples of BPS solitons. We investigate BPS wall solutions in an explicit example of M using Abelian gauge theory. Its Higgs branch turns out to contain several special Lagrangian submanifolds including M. We show that the total moduli space of BPS walls is the union of these submanifolds. We also find interesting dynamics between BPS walls as a by-product of the analysis. Namely, mutual repulsion and attraction between BPS walls sometimes forbid a movement of a wall and lock it in a certain position; we also find that a pair of walls can transmute to another pair of walls with different tension after they pass through.

Eto, Minoru; Isozumi, Youichi; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Ohta, Kazutoshi [Theoretical Physics Laboratory, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Tachikawa, Yuji [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 112-0033 (Japan)

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Absorption spectroscopy of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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Absorption spectroscopy of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes Stéphane Berciaud,a Laurent-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) lead to heterogeneous samples containing mixtures of metallic and semiconducting species with a variety of lengths and defects. Optical detection at the single nanotube level should thus

Boyer, Edmond

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Simulations of nanosensors based on single walled carbon nanotubes  

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Simulations of nanosensors based on single walled carbon nanotubes Polina Pine1, Yuval E. Yaish2. The potential of single-walled carbon nanotubes as mass sensors is examined. The change in mass leads to proportional changes in the nanotube vibrational frequencies, which are monitored during atomistic simulations

Adler, Joan

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Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of suspended single-wall carbon nanotubes  

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Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of suspended single-wall carbon nanotubes B. J. LeRoy,a) S. G-wall carbon nanotubes that are freely suspended over a trench. The nanotubes were grown by chemical vapor on the freestanding portions of the nanotubes. Spatially resolved spectroscopy on the suspended portion of both

Dekker, Cees

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Characterization of single wall carbon nanotubes by nonane preadsorption  

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energy for nitrogen adsorbed in nanotubes at zero coverage within the range of 12­18 kJ/mol. This bindingCharacterization of single wall carbon nanotubes by nonane preadsorption Oleg Byl a , Jie Liu b The preferential blocking of the interior adsorption sites of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) by n

Liu, Jie

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Electrical Transport in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes  

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. (a) Schematic view a nanotube field-effect transistor (b) The Dirac energy dispersion coneElectrical Transport in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Michael J. Biercuk1,3 , Shahal Ilani2 metal and semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes. The fundamental scattering mechanisms governing

McEuen, Paul L.

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Raman Measurements on Electrochemically Doped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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Raman Measurements on Electrochemically Doped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes P. M. Rafailov, M and studied the Raman response of electro- chemically doped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) using different salt solutions. The fre- quency shift of the radial breathing mode (RBM) and the high-energy mode

Nabben, Reinhard

427

Wall Sculpture by Ellsworth Kelly Installed on Dartmouth Campus  

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Wall Sculpture by Ellsworth Kelly Installed on Dartmouth Campus Dartmouth Panels will be dedicated District, a wall sculpture by renowned abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly has been installed on the eastern façade of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, facing the Visual Arts Center. Kelly was in attendance

Shepherd, Simon

428

Ultrastructure and Composition of the Nannochloropsis gaditana Cell Wall  

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...removing the walls from the green pellet at the bottom of the tube until no green pellet was observed...the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (46). Characterization...Environ. Prog. Sustain. Energy 32 :989-1001. doi...wall proteomics of the green alga Haematococcus pluvialis...

Matthew J. Scholz; Taylor L. Weiss; Robert E. Jinkerson; Jia Jing; Robyn Roth; Ursula Goodenough; Matthew C. Posewitz; Henri G. Gerken

2014-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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NON-RECTANGULAR RC WALLS: A REVIEW ON EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS  

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section. It was rare that tests were done using load paths that did not follow the principal axes subjected to unidirectional or bidirectional loading along one or both of the principal axes of the wall-sections such as for example L-shaped or U-shaped walls which were tested under quasi-static or dynamic loads. The tests

Thévenaz, Jacques

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Optical absorption intensity of semiconductor single-wall carbon nanotubes  

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Optical absorption intensity of semiconductor single-wall carbon nanotubes Y. Oyama1 , R. Saito1. The optical absorption intensity is inversely proportional to the diameter in the unit of per carbon atom of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) synthesized by alcohol CCVD (ACCVD) method and HiPco method [1

Maruyama, Shigeo

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ORIGINAL PAPER Hydrothermal process synthesized electrocatalytic multi-walled  

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ORIGINAL PAPER Hydrothermal process synthesized electrocatalytic multi-walled carbon nanotubes as MWCNTs-Au, have been successfully prepared by a facile hydrothermal pro- cess of gold(III) chloride (Au. Keywords Hydrothermal Á Composites Á Au microparticles Á Multi-walled carbon nanotubes Á Ethanol oxidation

Guo, John Zhanhu

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Associative model for solving the wall-following problem  

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A navigation system for a robot is presented in this work. The Wall-Following problem has become a classic problem of Robotics due to robots have to be able to move through a particular stage. This problem is proposed as a classifying task and it is ... Keywords: associative models, classification, morphological models, wall-following

Rodolfo Navarro; Elena Acevedo; Antonio Acevedo; Fabiola Martínez

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical microcavity with semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes  

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Optical microcavity with semiconducting single- wall carbon nanotubes Etienne Gaufrès,1 Nicolas-Perot microcavities based on semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes with a quality factor of 160. We properties References and links 1. P. Avouris, M. Freitag and V. Perebeinos, "Carbon nanotube photonics

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Transverse Effect due to Short-range Resistive Wall Wakefield  

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For accelerator designs with ultra short electron beams, beam dynamics study has to invoke the short-range wakefields. In this paper, we first obtain the short-range dipole mode resistive wall wakefield. Analytical approach is then developed to study the single bunch transverse beam dynamics due to this short-range resistive wall wake. The results are applied to the LCLS undulator.

Juhao Wu; Alex Chao; Jean Delayen

2007-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Borehole-Wall Imaging with Acoustic and Optical Televiewers for  

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Borehole-Wall Imaging with Acoustic and Optical Televiewers for Borehole-Wall Imaging with Acoustic and Optical Televiewers for Fractured-Bedrock Aquifer Investigations Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Borehole-Wall Imaging with Acoustic and Optical Televiewers for Fractured-Bedrock Aquifer Investigations Abstract Imaging with acoustic and optical televiewers results in continuous and oriented 360 degree views of the borehole wall from which the character and orientation of lithologic and structural features can be defined for fractured-bedrock aquifer investigations. Fractures are more clearly defined under a wider range of conditions on acoustic images than on optical images including dark-colored rocks, cloudy borehole water, and coated borehole walls. However, optical images allow for the direct viewing

436

Methods for degrading or converting plant cell wall polysaccharides  

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The present invention relates to methods for converting plant cell wall polysaccharides into one or more products, comprising: treating the plant cell wall polysaccharides with an effective amount of a spent whole fermentation broth of a recombinant microorganism, wherein the recombinant microorganism expresses one or more heterologous genes encoding enzymes which degrade or convert the plant cell wall polysaccharides into the one or more products. The present invention also relates to methods for producing an organic substance, comprising: (a) saccharifying plant cell wall polysaccharides with an effective amount of a spent whole fermentation broth of a recombinant microorganism, wherein the recombinant microorganism expresses one or more heterologous genes encoding enzymes which degrade or convert the plant cell wall polysaccharides into saccharified material; (b) fermenting the saccharified material of step (a) with one or more fermenting microoganisms; and (c) recovering the organic substance from the fermentation.

Berka, Randy (Davis, CA); Cherry, Joel (Davis, CA)

2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical comparison between field emission from single-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes A. Mayer,1,  

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Theoretical comparison between field emission from single-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes A s : 73.63.Fg, 79.70. q, 85.35.Kt, 03.65.Nk I. INTRODUCTION Carbon nanotubes show interesting field-emission of field emission from carbon nanotubes,13­16 we now consider the depen- dence of the emission from single

Mayer, Alexandre

438

Tree based domain-specific mapping languages  

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Model transformation languages have been mainly used by researchers --- the software engineering industry has not yet widely accepted the model driven software development (MDSD). One of the main reasons is the complexity of metamodelling principles ... Keywords: UML, domain-specific languages, mappings, model transformation languages

Elina Kalnina; Audris Kalnins; Agris Sostaks; Edgars Celms; Janis Iraids

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Synthesis for Regular Specifications over Unbounded Domains  

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Synthesis for Regular Specifications over Unbounded Domains Jad Hamza # , Barbara Jobstmann + , Viktor Kuncak # # ENS Cachan, France + CNRS/Verimag, France, # EPFL, Switzerland Abstract---Synthesis that are correct by construction. Previous work includes synthesis of reactive finite­state systems from linear

Kuncak, Viktor

440

Synthesis for Regular Specifications over Unbounded Domains  

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Synthesis for Regular Specifications over Unbounded Domains Jad Hamza, Barbara Jobstmann, Viktor Kuncak ENS Cachan, France CNRS/Verimag, France, EPFL, Switzerland Abstract--Synthesis from specifications is a promising method of obtaining systems that are correct by construction. Previous work includes synthesis

Jobstmann, Barbara

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Synthesis for Regular Specifications over Unbounded Domains  

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Synthesis for Regular Specifications over Unbounded Domains Jad Hamza, Barbara Jobstmann, Viktor Kuncak ENS Cachan, France CNRS/Verimag, France, EPFL, Switzerland Abstract--Synthesis from declarative. Previous work includes synthesis of reactive finite-state systems from linear temporal logic and its

Kuncak, Viktor

442

Large power grid analysis using domain decomposition  

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Large power grid analysis using domain decomposition Quming Zhou, Kai Sun, Kartik Mohanram, Danny C referred to as the power grid. The power grid for a modern integrated circuit may consist of several grid is traditionally described as a large-scale linear system. Simulation of power grids usually

Mohanram, Kartik

443

Competency Patient Care Sub Domain Procedures  

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Competency Patient Care Sub Domain Procedures Learning Objective Understands informed consent and performs uncomplicated procedures on patients or in simulation Milestones Year I Year II Year III Year IV Mid End Mid End Mid End Mid End · Defines elements of informed consent for procedures · Explains

Leistikow, Bruce N.

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Magnetic field in a finite toroidal domain  

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The magnetic field structure in a domain surrounded by a closed toroidal magnetic surface is analyzed. It is shown that ergodization of magnetic field lines is possible even in a regular field configuration (with nonvanishing toroidal component). A unified approach is used to describe magnetic fields with nested toroidal (possibly asymmetric) flux surfaces, magnetic islands, and ergodic field lines.

Ilgisonis, V. I.; Skovoroda, A. A., E-mail: skovorod@nfi.kiae.r [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

445

Processing electromagnetic data in the time domain  

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......necessary to allot storage for the full...the two impulse response functions A and...functions of frequency) that can be...components over all frequencies but a unique...in either the frequency or the time domain...and there is no energy in the direction...unknown impulse response vector A......

George A. McMechan; Ian Barrodale

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Data challenges of time domain astronomy  

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Astronomy has been at the forefront of the development of the techniques and methodologies of data intensive science for over a decade with large sky surveys and distributed efforts such as the Virtual Observatory. However, it faces a new data deluge ... Keywords: Astronomy, Classification, Time domain, Virtual observatory

Matthew J. Graham; S. G. Djorgovski; Ashish Mahabal; Ciro Donalek; Andrew Drake; Giuseppe Longo

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Pneumatic wall-locking geophone system  

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A seismic signal receiving system is provided for use in boreholes to receive seismic waves in carrying out geophysical investigations. The system includes three pairs of opposed plates, each of the pairs of plates including oppositely facing outer surfaces for engagement with opposite sides of a borehole. A seismic receiver is mounted on the inner surface of each of the plates for receiving seismic signals. A double-acting, fluid-operated actuator selectively causes relative movement of the plates of the pairs of plates away from each other to provide expansion thereof so as to enable the plates to engage the walls of a borehole and selectively causes relative movement of the plates of the pairs of plates toward each other to provide retraction thereof so as to enable the system to be removed from a borehole. The pairs of plates each comprise a relatively long plate and a relatively short plate. An expandable linkage interconnects the long plates at the distal ends thereof. The plates are mechanically biassed into the retracted state so that the plates return to this state in the event of a system failure.

Kuhlman, Harland L. (Minneapolis, MN); Cumerlato, Calvin L. (Minneapolis, MN); Tweeton, Daryl R. (Apple Valley, MN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Non-steady state heat conduction in composite walls  

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The problem of heat conduction in one-dimensional piecewise homogeneous composite materials is examined by providing an explicit solution of the one-dimensional heat equation in each domain. The location of the interfaces is known, but neither temperature nor heat flux are prescribed there. Instead, the physical assumptions of their continuity at the interfaces are the only conditions imposed. The problem of two semi-infinite domains and that of two finite-sized domains are examined in detail. We indicate also how to extend the solution method to the setting of one finite-sized domain surrounded on both sides by semi-infinite domains, and on that of three finite-sized domains.

Bernard Deconinck; Beatrice Pelloni; Natalie Sheils

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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OBSERVATION O F T H E FORBIDDEN MAGNETIC DIPOLE TRANSITION 62P%+72P%IN ATOMIC THALLIUM  

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LBL - LBL - 5 73 1 OBSERVATION O F T H E FORBIDDEN MAGNETIC DIPOLE TRANSITION 62P%+72P%IN ATOMIC THALLIUM P r e p a r e d f o r Development Ad minis Steven Chu (Ph. D. t h e s i s ) October 1976 the U. S. E n e r g y R e s e a r c h and t r a t i o n u n d e r Contract W-7405-ENG-48 / r r w I VI 4 w c1 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,

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Built-in voltage of organic bulk heterojuction p-i-n solar cells measured by electroabsorption spectroscopy  

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We investigate the influence of the built-in voltage on the performance of organic bulk heterojuction solar cells that are based on a p-i-n structure. Electrical doping in the hole and the electron transport layer allows to tune their work function and hence to adjust the built-in voltage: Changing the doping concentration from 0.5 to 32 wt% induces a shift of the work function towards the transport levels and increases the built-in voltage. To determine the built-in voltage, we use electroabsorption spectroscopy which is based on an evaluation of the spectra caused by a change in absorption due to an electric field (Stark effect). For a model system with a bulk heterojunction of BF-DPB and C{sub 60}, we show that higher doping concentrations in both the electron and the hole transport layer increase the built-in voltage, leading to an enhanced short circuit current and solar cell performance.

Siebert-Henze, E., E-mail: ellen.siebert@iapp.de; Lyssenko, V. G.; Fischer, J.; Tietze, M.; Brueckner, R.; Schwarze, M.; Vandewal, K.; Ray, D.; Riede, M.; Leo, K. [Institut für Angewandte Photophysik, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)] [Institut für Angewandte Photophysik, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A final report for Gallium arsenide P-I-N detectors for high-sensitivity imaging of thermal neutrons  

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This SBIR Phase I developed neutron detectors made FR-om gallium arsenide (GaAs) p-type/ intrinsic/n-type (P-I-N) diodes grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) onto semi-insulating (S1) bulk GaAs wafers. A layer of isotonically enriched boron-10 evaporated onto the FR-ont surface serves to convert incoming neutrons into lithium ions and a 1.47 MeV alpha particle which creates electron-hole pairs that are detected by the GaAs diode. Various thicknesses of ''intrinsic'' (I) undoped GaAs were tested, as was use of a back-surface field (BSF) formed FR-om a layer of Al sub x Ga sub 1 sub - sub x As. Schottky-barrier diodes formed FR-om the same structures without the p+ GaAs top layer were tested as a comparison. After mesa etching and application of contacts, devices were tested in visible light before application of the boron coating. Internal quantum efficiency (IQE) of the best diode near the GaAs bandedge is over 90%. The lowest dark current measured is 1 x 10 sup - sup 1 sup 2 amps at -1 V o...

Vernon, S M

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case history: Vertical barrier wall system for Superfund Site  

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Design considerations and construction aspects are presented for the installation of a vertical barrier wall system for the Boeing Company at a Superfund Site near Seattle, WA. The construction was performed during 1996. The vertical barrier wall system included: (1) a soil-bentonite (SB) slurry wall, approximately 670 meters (2200 feet) in length, ranging from 12 to 21 meters (40 to 70 feet) in depth; (2) expansion of a cover system over the area enclosed by the SB wall; and (3) surface drainage improvements. Design and construction of the system addressed requirements of a Consent Decree for the site issued in 1993. The paper discusses the development of the design to meet remedial performance goals of preventing migration of contaminants in the soil/groundwater system and aiding aquifer restoration. Secondly, the paper details installation of the SB wall, highlighting the more significant construction issues, which included excavation of the wall through glacially deposited cobbles/boulders/till as well as addressing the severe elevation changes along the wall alignment. Thirdly, the paper presents Quality Assurance (QA) monitoring and testing performed during the construction phase.

Koelling, M.A.; Kovac, C.P.; Norris, J.E.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Survey of Databases for Analysis of Plant Cell Wall-Related Enzymes  

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Plant Cell Wall-Related Enzymes Peijian Cao & Ki-Hong Jung &plant cell wall-related enzymes. The goal of this review isfor Plant Cell Wall-Related Enzymes (plantcellwalls.ucdavis.

Cao, Peijian; Jung, Ki-Hong; Ronald, Pamela C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conductance-Controlled Point Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes  

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of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Brett R. Goldsmith, 1 Johnof Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Brett R. Goldsmith et al.single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to fabricate single-

Collins, Philip G

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Metal Fiber Wall-Flow DPF For Diesel Emission Control...  

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Metal Fiber Wall-Flow DPF For Diesel Emission Control Advanced Metal Fiber Wall-Flow DPF For Diesel Emission Control A new metal fiber wall-flow DPF with up to 99% efficiency and...

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A High Resolution Ultrawideband Wall Penetrating Erman Engin, Berkehan iftiolu, Meri zcan and brahim Tekin  

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for underground mine detection [1], [2], through the wall imaging [3], cancerous tissue detection applications [4 respiratory activity of a human behind a 23 cm thick brick wall. Keywords: UWB Radar, Wall penetrating Radar

Yanikoglu, Berrin

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Introduction of Artificial Pinning Center into PLD-YBCO Coated Conductor on IBAD and Self-Epitaxial CeO2 Buffered Metal Substrate  

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In order to fabricate YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) coated conductors with high critical current density Jc in magnetic fields, we fabricated YBCO coated conductors with artificial pinning centers by the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method on a self epitaxial PLD-CeO2 layer and ion-beam assisted deposition (IBAD)-Gd2Zr2O7 (GZO) buffered Hastelloy tape. Artificial pinning centers were introduced by the PLD deposition using the yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) oxide target (nano-dot method) and YBCO target including YSZ particles (mixed target method). In the experiments using YSZ oxide target, YSZ nano-dots were observed. They were approximately 15 nm in height and 10 nm to 70 nm in diameter. We found that the density of nano-dots was controlled by the number of laser pulses. These samples exhibited higher Jc than YBCO films in magnetic fields. Furthermore, a similar improvement of Jc was observed in the experiments using YBCO target including YSZ particles. TEM observation revealed that columnar nano-structure made of BaZrO3 was formed during YBCO deposition and it was effective for pinning. We call this new epitaxial nano-structure 'bamboo structure' from its anisotropic growth and morphology.

Kobayashi, H.; Yamada, Y.; Ishida, S.; Takahashi, K.; Konishi, M.; Ibi, A.; Miyata, S. [Superconductivity Research Laboratory, ISTEC, 2-4-1 Mutsuno, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, 456-8587 (Japan); Kato, T.; Hirayama, T. [Materials R and D Laboratory, Japan Fine Ceramics Center, 2-4-1 Mutsuno, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-8587 (Japan); Shiohara, Y. [Superconductivity Research Laboratory, ISTEC, 1-10-13 Shinonome, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0062 (Japan)

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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SISGR – Domain Microstructures and Mechanisms for Large, Reversible and Anhysteretic Strain Behaviors in Phase Transforming Ferroelectric Materials  

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This four-year project (including one-year no-cost extension) aimed to advance fundamental understanding of field-induced strain behaviors of phase transforming ferroelectrics. We performed meso-scale phase field modeling and computer simulation to study domain evolutions, mechanisms and engineering techniques, and developed computational techniques for nanodomain diffraction analysis; to further support above originally planned tasks, we also carried out preliminary first-principles density functional theory calculations of point defects and domain walls to complement meso-scale computations as well as performed in-situ high-energy synchrotron X-ray single crystal diffraction experiments to guide theoretical development (both without extra cost to the project thanks to XSEDE supercomputers and DOE user facility Advanced Photon Source).

Wang, Yu

2013-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

459

Conceptual design of the INTOR first-wall system  

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The design concept and performance characteristics of the first-wall design for the phase-1 INTOR (International Tokamak Reactor) study is described. The reference design consists of a water-cooled stainless steel panel. The major uncertainty regarding the performance of the bare stainless steel wall relates to the response of a thin-melt layer predicted to form on limited regions during a plasma disruption. A more-complex backup design, which incorporates radiatively cooled graphite tiles on the inboard wall, is briefly described.

Smith, D.L.; Majumdar, S.; Mattas, R.F.; Turner, L.; Jung, J.; Abdou, M.A.; Bowers, D.; Trachsel, C.; Merrill, B.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Crystalline mesoporous zirconia catalysts having stable tetragonal pore wall structure  

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Methods are disclosed for the preparation of new sulfated mesoporous zirconia materials/catalysts with crystalline pore walls of predominantly tetragonal crystal structure, characterized by nitrogen physical sorption measurement, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and catalytic tests using n-butane isomerization to iso-butane and alkylation of 1-naphthol with 4-tert-butylstyrene as probe reactions. Sulfate deposition is preferred for the transformation of a mesoporous precursor with amorphous pore walls into a material with crystalline pore walls maintaining the mesoporous characteristics. 17 figs.

Sachtler, W.M.H.; Huang, Y.Y.

1998-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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461

E-Print Network 3.0 - anterior vaginal wall Sample Search Results  

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vaginal wall Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: anterior vaginal wall Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Anterior repair using Bologna...

462

E-Print Network 3.0 - aligned single-walled carbon Sample Search...  

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Summary: Thermal conductivity measurement of vertically-aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes by 3 omega... the high-purity vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes 2,...

463

E-Print Network 3.0 - aligned double-walled carbon Sample Search...  

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Summary: , and H. M. Cheng. Polarized raman analysis of aligned double- walled carbon nanotubes. Physical Review B... Nonlinear Oscillations of a Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube...

464

E-Print Network 3.0 - antibody-functionalized single-walled carbon...  

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5 > >> 1 Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Nucleation Process of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Summary: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Nucleation Process of Single-Walled Carbon...

465

E-Print Network 3.0 - aligned single wall Sample Search Results  

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Summary: Thermal conductivity measurement of vertically-aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes by 3 omega... the high-purity vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes 2,...

466

Budding of domains in mixed bilayer membranes  

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We propose a model that accounts for budding behavior of domains in lipid bilayers, where each of the bilayer leaflets has a coupling between its local curvature and local lipid composition. The compositional asymmetry between the two monolayers leads to an overall spontaneous curvature. The membrane free-energy contains three contributions: bending energy, line tension, and a Landau free-energy for a lateral phase separation. Within a mean-field treatment, we obtain various phase diagrams which contain fully-budded, dimpled and flat states. In particular, for some range of membrane parameters, the phase diagrams exhibit a tricritical behavior as well as three-phase coexistence region. The global phase diagrams can be divided into three types and are analyzed in terms of the curvature-composition coupling parameter and domain size.

Wolff, Jean; Andelman, David

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Budding of domains in mixed bilayer membranes  

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We propose a model that accounts for budding behavior of domains in lipid bilayers, where each of the bilayer leaflets has a coupling between its local curvature and local lipid composition. The compositional asymmetry between the two monolayers leads to an overall spontaneous curvature. The membrane free-energy contains three contributions: bending energy, line tension, and a Landau free-energy for a lateral phase separation. Within a mean-field treatment, we obtain various phase diagrams which contain fully-budded, dimpled and flat states. In particular, for some range of membrane parameters, the phase diagrams exhibit a tricritical behavior as well as three-phase coexistence region. The global phase diagrams can be divided into three types and are analyzed in terms of the curvature-composition coupling parameter and domain size.

Jean Wolff; Shigeyuki Komura; David Andelman

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

468

HYDRATE DISSOCIATION IN A 1-D DOMAIN  

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HYDRATE DISSOCIATION IN A 1-D DOMAIN HYDRATE DISSOCIATION IN A 1-D DOMAIN I. Domain Description 1-D Cartesian system, L x W x H = 1.5 m x 1.0 m x 1.0 m Discretization: 30 x 1 x 1 in (x,y,z) Uniform Δx = 0.05 m each; Δy = Δz = 1 m II. Initial Conditions Pressure: P i = 8 MPa Temperature: T i = 2 o C (for thermal stimulation), T i = 6 o C (for depressurization) Saturations: S H = 0.5, S A = 0.5, S G = 0.0 III. Boundary Conditions At x = X max : No mass or heat flow At x = 0: Constant S A = 1.0 (1) Constant P 0 = P i Constant T 0 = 45 o C Thermal stimulation (2) Constant T 0 = T i = 6 o C Constant P 0 = 2.8 MPa Depressurization to a pressure above the Q-point, no ice formation (3) Constant T 0 = T i = 6 o C Constant P 0 = 0.5 MPa Depressurization to a pressure below the Q-point,

469

NREL: News Feature - NREL Breaks Down Walls for Biofuels  

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NREL Breaks Down Walls for Biofuels NREL Breaks Down Walls for Biofuels November 30, 2009 Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ethanol producers are racing to come up with ways to make ethanol from cellulosic biomass that are cheaper and easier to produce than current methods. But they are hitting a wall. Cell walls in plants are making the production of cellulosic ethanol a challenge. So researchers are creating their own computer program to help model and break down the tiny fibers of cellulose - or fibrils - found in plant cells. Although ethanol is becoming more available to consumers, NREL is working closely with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to meet a quickly approaching goal to produce competitively priced ethanol for $1.50 per gallon by 2012. Why the rush? DOE believes this is the price at which

470

Experimental Investigation of Natural Convection in Trombe Wall Systems  

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In this paper, experiments with a passive solar building with Trombe wall in the north cold climate are carried out and discussed, and the natural convection heat transfer process has been investigated. The relativity of the factors affecting indoor...

Chen, B.; Zhao, J.; Chen, C.; Zhuang, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Accident Simulation Tests on a Wet-Wall LNG Design  

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The “wet wall” design concept for containing cryogenic Hquids has been successfully employed in the Apollo space program [1...] and may be described as a double-hulled tank with a liquid-tight insulation system. ...

P. O. Metz; R. W. Lautensleger; D. A. Sarno

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

High-R Walls - Building America Top Innovation | Department of...  

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R values and the need for vented cladding to reduce condensation potential with some insulation types. Research on common high-R wall assemblies has shown that the measured R-value...

473

Superconductivity in Bundles of Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes  

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We present electrical and thermal specific heat measurements that show superconductivity in double-wall carbon nanotube (DWCNT) bundles. Clear evidence, comprising a resistance drop as a function of temperature, magnetoresistance ...

Shi, Wu

474

Building America Case Study: Evaluating Through-Wall Air Transfer...  

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the performance of market-available through-wall air transfer fans with respect to Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual RS and ASHRAE Standard 55-2010...

475

Xylan deposition on secondary wall of Fagus crenata fiber  

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...Delignified and/or xylanase-treated secondary walls of Fagus crenata fibers were examined by field emission scanning electron microscopy. Microfibrils with a smooth surface were visible in the innermost surface

T. Awano; K. Takabe; M. Fujita

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Characterization of double walled carbon nanotubes-polyvinylidene fluoride nanocomposites  

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One of the main objectives of this thesis is to disperse double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNT) in a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) matrix, and to characterize the resulting composite using electrical, thermal, and mechanical characterization...

Almasri, Atheer Mohammad

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

477

Dynamic analysis of concrete coupled wall structures : a parametric study  

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Concrete coupled wall structure is a system that can efficiently dissipate energy under the effect of lateral loads. It has been widely used in medium height buildings for several decades. While researchers have conducted ...

Huang, Elaine Annabelle, 1981-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Conserval aka SolarWall | Open Energy Information  

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Jump to: navigation, search Name: Conserval (aka SolarWall) Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Zip: M3J2N5 Sector: Solar Product: Makes solar passive heating and cooling...

479

Field measurements of earth pressure on a cantilever retaining wall  

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. The measurements were made before and after backfilling for a duration of 385 days. The effects of a clay surcharge were studied. The total thrust of the measured lateral earth pressures was com- pared to total thrust determined from a Culmann graphical... to bearing pressures calculated by conventional methods. The measured bearing pressures compared reasonably well with the calculated pressures. Wall movement data indicated that the wall tilted or rotated toward the backfill during sand backfilling...

Schulze, Larry Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

480

Excess free energy of supercooled liquids at disordered walls  

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Using a novel thermodynamic integration scheme, we compute the excess free energy, $\\gamma$, of a glass-forming, binary Lennard-Jones liquid in contact with a frozen amorphous wall, formed by particles frozen into a similar structure as the liquid. We find that $\\gamma$ is non-zero, becoming negative at low temperature. This indicates that the thermodynamics of the system is perturbed by the effect of the amorphous wall.

Benjamin, Ronald

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Field measurement of lateral earth pressures on retaining walls  

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. The measured pressures are compared with the computed Coulomb and Rankine pressures for the active case. The measured pressures on the cantilever wall are in close agreement with the theoretical pressures on the upper half of the wall, but the measured... Pressure Variance with Time and Temperature. INTRODUCTION Present Status of the Question -- The latera1 earth pressure theories developed by Coulomb in 1776 and Rankine in 1S57 are known as the classical earth pressure theories (5)*. The basic equation...

Riggins, Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

482

Potential digestibilities and digestion kinetics of forage cell wall components  

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LITERATURE REVIEW. EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURES. Chemical Analysis Colorimetric Determinations Statistical Evaluation. 10 13 15 IV RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 16 V Characteristics of Forage Kinetics of Cell Wall Digestion SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS... and both of these variables appear to be the result of several dynamic processes. The amount of structural carbohydrates, the main constituents of the fibrous cell wall, ruminants can digest appears to be limited by the potential digestibility...

Tauskey, William Henry

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

LiveWall Operational Evaluation: Seattle Law Enforcement Pilot  

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The LiveWall concept envisioned as an outgrowth of the Precision Information Environment (PIE) project allows communications between separate groups using interactive video, audio, and a shared desktop environment; this allows everyone to participate and collaborate in real time, regardless of location. The LiveWall concept provides a virtual window to other locations, where all parties can interact and collaboratively work with each other. This functionality is intended to improve multi-site coordination amongst emergency operations centers (EOC), field operations sites and across organizations and jurisdictions to accommodate communications during routine and emergency events. For the initial LiveWall operational evaluation PNNL partnered with the Seattle Police Department (SPD). This partnership allowed for the creation of an excellent LiveWall test bed specific to law enforcement. This partnership made it possible to test the LiveWall concept with scenarios involving the many facets of the law enforcement work done by SPD. PNNL and SPD agreed that integrating the systems into operations for a real event would be the best test of the technology and give SPD staff greater visibility into the functionality and benefits offered by the LiveWall concept.

Barr, Jonathan L.; Burtner, Edwin R.; Stein, Steven L.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Determination of the voltage applied to x-ray tubes from the bremsstrahlung spectrum obtained with a silicon PIN photodiode  

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This work describes a methodology for the obtainment of the electron accelerating potential (kVp) applied to an x-ray tube through the determination of the end point of the energy spectrum of the radiation emitted by the tube. The measurements have been performed utilizing alternatively two silicon PIN photodiodes directly irradiated by the x-ray beam. Both were operated at room temperature with low bias so avoiding the drawbacks presented by photomultiplier tubes and germanium detectors. The energy calibration of the system was performed with X- and ? -emitter radioactive sources which makes the method absolute. Each kVp value was determined by means of a linear regression in the end of the spectrum to give simultaneously a good fit of the straight line to the experimental data and a low standard deviation for the kVp value. Results of the measurements carried out with an x-ray tube connected to a three-phase generator using additional filtration between 1.5 and 4.0 mm of Cu are presented. This filtration was used in order to minimize the contribution of low energy photons and to reduce pulse pile-up. Errors determined for the values of kVp are between 0.06 and 0.16 kV in the potential range from 50 to 100 kV. As an example the methodology has been applied in the verification of the secondary calibration of a voltage divider utilized by its turn in the tertiary calibration of noninvasive kVp meters. All intrinsic sources of errors involved in the process are discussed and evaluated.

Marcia C. Silva; Silvio B. Herdade; Patr??cia Lammoglia; Paulo R. Costa; Ricardo A. Terini

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

The Task Agent Resource Function application in UAV domain  

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The Task Agent Resource Function application in UAV domain Tan Viet Anh Truong Ecole National is to present an application of TARF (Task Agent Resource Function) in UAV domain. This TARF is used to optimize of a generic mission planner for cross domain such as UAV, maritime, automotive and manned aerial vehicle (MAV

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

486

Grammar-Based Testing using Realistic Domains in PHP  

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Grammar-Based Testing using Realistic Domains in PHP Ivan Enderlin, Fr´ed´eric Dadeau, Alain-based testing in PHP. It relies on the notion of realistic domains, that make it possible to assign domains to data, by means of contract assertions written inside the source code of a PHP application. Then a test

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

487

Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures (Georgia) | Department  

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Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures (Georgia) Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures (Georgia) Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures (Georgia) < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Developer Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Utility Program Info State Georgia Program Type Environmental Regulations Siting and Permitting Provider Georgia Department of Natural Resources The Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures serve to protect Georgia's natural and environmental resources by requiring permits be issued by the Director of the Environmental Protection Division prior to any petroleum or petroleum product pipe company acquiring property or interests by eminent domain. Monitoring conditions will be issued with

488

Threats, design limits and design windows for laser IFE dry wall chambers  

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Threats, design limits and design windows for laser IFE dry wall chambers A. Rene´ Raffray-drive targets and a dry wall chamber. The dry wall must accommodate the ion and photon threat spectra from. The neutron energy is deposited deeper in the first wall and blanket and does not represent a major threat

Raffray, A. René

489

Improved Confinement in JET High {beta} Plasmas with an ITER-Like Wall  

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The replacement of the JET carbon wall (C-wall) by a Be/W ITER-like wall (ILW) has affected the plasma energy confinement. To investigate this, experiments have been performed with both the C-wall and ILW to vary the heating power over a wide range for plasmas with different shapes.

Challis, C D; Beurskens, M; Buratti, P; Delabie, E; Drewelow, P; Frassinetti, L; Giroud, C; Hawkes, N; Hobirk, J; Joffrin, E; Keeling, D; King, D B; Maggi, C F; Mailloux, J; Marchetto, C; McDonald, D; Nunes, I; Pucella, G; Saarelma, S; Simpson, J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IN-SITU MEASUREMENT OF WALL THERMAL PERFORMANCE: DATA INTERPRETATION AND APPARATUS DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS  

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Unit (ETTU): Field Measurement of Wall Performance, Presented at Third International Symposium on Energy

Modera, M.P.; Sherman, M.H.; de Vinuesa, S.G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Non-Government Domain Names | Department of Energy  

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Using Non-Government Domain Names Using Non-Government Domain Names Using Non-Government Domain Names There may be occasion where it is necessary to utilize a non-government domain. The OMB Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites states: Your agency must use only .gov, .mil, or Fed.us domains unless the agency head explicitly determines another domain is necessary for the proper performance of an agency function. This requirement recognizes the proper performance of agency functions includes an obligation for clear and unambiguous public notification of the agency's involvement in or sponsorship of its information dissemination products including public websites. It also recognizes in certain limited circumstances other domains may be necessary for the proper performance of an agency function.

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Optical fuel pin scanner  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical scanner for indicia arranged in a focal plane at a cylindrical outside surface by use of an optical system including a rotatable dove prism. The dove prism transmits a rotating image of an encircled cylindrical surface area to a stationary photodiode array.

Kirchner, Tommy L. (Richland, WA); Powers, Hurshal G. (Richland, WA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Heavy wall casing in C110 grade for sour service  

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The recent developments of high pressure and sour wells in the North Sea area have increased the need for high strength H{sub 2}S resistant carbon steels. Steel chemistry and heat treatment solutions have been available to provide products suitable for use in these environments within the constraints of classic well design since the early 90`s but operators are now demanding higher strength and heavier wall products for HPHT wells. Well completion design teams are now specifying from OCTG suppliers C110 grade products in increasingly heavy wall and the challenge facing suppliers is to guarantee product integrity not only of these heavy wall casing but also the associated coupling stocks. This paper was aimed at evaluating the performances of thick walled C110 tubulars (up to 2in) for sour environments. Metallurgical characteristics (microstructure, structure, microhardness), mechanical properties (hardness, tensile, toughness), Sulfide Stress Cracking resistance (smooth tensile, DCB) have been investigated throughout the wall thickness. The C110 proprietary grade proved to be an excellent material for use as Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) in typical North Sea environments with improved assessment of H2S corrosion resistance properties according to both NACE and EFC (European Federation of Corrosion) philosophies.

Linne, C.P.; Blanchard, F.; Puissochet, F. [Vallourec Research Center, Aulnoye Aymeries (France). Corrosion and Metallurgical Dept.; Orlans-Joliet, B.J.; Hamilton, R.S.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 371: Johnnie Boy Crater and Pin Stripe Nevada Test Site, Nevada, Revision 0  

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This Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report has been prepared for Corrective Action Unit 371, Johnnie Boy Crater and Pin Stripe, located within Areas 11 and 18 at the Nevada Test Site, Nevada, in accordance with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO). Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 371 comprises two corrective action sites (CASs): • 11-23-05, Pin Stripe Contamination Area • 18-45-01, U-18j-2 Crater (Johnnie Boy) The purpose of this Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report is to provide justification and documentation supporting the recommendation that no further corrective action is needed for CAU 371 based on the implementation of corrective actions. The corrective action of closure in place with administrative controls was implemented at both CASs. Corrective action investigation (CAI) activities were performed from January 8, 2009, through February 16, 2010, as set forth in the Corrective Action Investigation Plan for Corrective Action Unit 371: Johnnie Boy Crater and Pin Stripe. The approach for the CAI was divided into two facets: investigation of the primary release of radionuclides and investigation of other releases (migration in washes and chemical releases). The purpose of the CAI was to fulfill data needs as defined during the data quality objective (DQO) process. The CAU 371 dataset of investigation results was evaluated based on the data quality indicator parameters. This evaluation demonstrated the dataset is acceptable for use in fulfilling the DQO data needs. Analytes detected during the CAI were evaluated against final action levels (FALs) established in this document. Radiological doses exceeding the FAL of 25 millirem per year were not found to be present in the surface soil. However, it was assumed that radionuclides are present in subsurface media within the Johnnie Boy crater and the fissure at Pin Stripe. Due to the assumption of radiological dose exceeding the FAL, corrective actions were undertaken that consist of implementing a use restriction and posting warning signs at each site. These use restrictions were recorded in the FFACO database; the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) Facility Information Management System; and the NNSA/NSO CAU/CAS files. Therefore, NNSA/NSO provides the following recommendations: • No further corrective actions are necessary for CAU 371. • A Notice of Completion to NNSA/NSO is requested from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection for closure of CAU 371. • Corrective Action Unit 371 should be moved from Appendix III to Appendix IV of the FFACO.

Patrick Matthews

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Current-induced switching of magnetic tunnel junctions: Effects of field-like spin-transfer torque, pinned-layer magnetization orientation, and temperature  

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We study current-induced switching in magnetic tunnel junctions in the presence of a field-like spin-transfer torque and titled pinned-layer magnetization in the high current limit at finite temperature. We consider both the Slonczewski and field-like torques with coefficients a{sub J} and b{sub J}, respectively. At finite temperatures, ?=b{sub J}/a{sub J}=±1 leads to a smaller mean switching time compared that with ?=0. The reduction of switching time in the presence of the field-like term is due to the alignment effect (for ?>0) and the initial torque effect.

Tiwari, R. K.; Jhon, M. H.; Ng, N.; Gan, C. K., E-mail: ganck@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg [Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, 1 Fusionopolis Way, 16-16 Connexis, Singapore 138632 (Singapore); Srolovitz, D. J. [Department of Materials Science, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States)

2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of steady-state and transient sodium boiling experiments in a seven-pin bundle under flow rundown conditions by using BODYFIT-1FE code  

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A seven-pin rod bundle under flow rundown conditions was simulated by using the computer code BODYFIT-1FE (BOunDarY-FITted Coordinate System - 1 phase, Fully-Elliptic). In this code, the complicated rod bundle configuration is first transformed into rectangular geometry with uniform meshes. The transformed governing equations for all the thermal-hydraulic variables are then solved. The results of the simulation are presented here. All the predicted values agree favorably with the measured data. 7 refs., 20 figs.

Chen, B.C.J.; Sha, W.T.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of doping on flux pinning of GdBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-y}  

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Cylindrical single grains of GdBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} (Gd-123) with a diameter of 25 mm were successfully fabricated by melt-texture growth (MTG) process in air to study the influence of different starting powders on flux pinning. Measurements of the magnetic critical current density (J{sub c}) showed that it was possible to fabricate large Gd-123 single grain with a high J{sub c} at high temperatures and fields by means of properly controlling the starting powders of Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}, BaCO{sub 3}, and CuO before the MTG process.

Zhang, L.; Xu, X.B.; Ding, S.Y.; Zheng, M.H.; Xiao, L.; Ren, H.T.; Jiao, Y.L.; Wang, X.L.; Lin, Z.W.; Zhu, J.G. [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); General Research Institute for Non-ferrous Metals, Beijing 100088 (China); Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Vollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales 2007 (Australia)

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear radiation detectors based on a matrix of ion-implanted p-i-n diodes on undoped GaAs epilayers  

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Samples of nuclear detectors which represent matrices of p-i-n diodes were fabricated based on undoped gallium arsenide epitaxial layers by ion implantation technology. The detectors have a size of the active area of 0.4 Multiplication-Sign 0.4 and 0.9 Multiplication-Sign 0.9 cm{sup 2}. Electrical characteristics of fabricated detectors and results of measurements of fast neutrons spectra of {sup 241}Am-Be source by the recoil protons method are discussed.

Baryshnikov, F. M.; Britvich, G. I.; Chernykh, A. V.; Chernykh, S. V.; Chubenko, A. P.; Didenko, S. I.; Koltsov, G. I. [National University of Science and Technology 'MISIS', Leninskiy prospect 4, 119049 Moscow (Russian Federation); Institute for High Energy Physics, Polshhad nauki 1, 142281 Protvino (Russian Federation); National University of Science and Technology 'MISIS', Leninskiy prospect 4, 119049 Moscow (Russian Federation); P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the RAS, Leninskiy prospect 53, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); National University of Science and Technology 'MISIS', Leninskiy prospect 4, 119049 Moscow (Russian Federation)

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"Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Shear Walls", A. Astaneh-Asl, SEAONC Seminar, November 2001, San Francisco. of 181 Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Shear Walls  

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"Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Shear Walls", A. Astaneh-Asl, SEAONC Seminar, November 2001, San Francisco. of 181 Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Shear Walls By Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Ph.ce.berkeley.edu/~astaneh Introduction Steel plate shear wall systems have been used in recent years in highly seismic areas to resist

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D-brane construction for non-Abelian walls  

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Supersymmetric U(N{sub C}) gauge theory with N{sub F} massive hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation is given by the brane configuration made of N{sub C} fractional Dp-branes stuck at the Z{sub 2} orbifold singularity on N{sub F} separated D(p+4)-branes. We show that non-Abelian walls in this theory are realized as kinky fractional Dp-branes interpolating between D(p+4)-branes. Wall solutions and their duality between N{sub C} and N{sub F}-N{sub C} imply extensions of the s-rule and the Hanany-Witten effect in brane dynamics. We also find that the reconnection of fractional D-branes occurs in this system. Diverse phenomena in non-Abelian walls found in field theory can be understood very easily by this brane configuration.

Eto, Minoru; Isozumi, Youichi; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Ohta, Kazutoshi; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Theoretical Physics Laboratory, the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

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