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Crossed-ratchet effects and domain wall geometrical pinning  

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The motion of a domain wall in a two dimensional medium is studied taking into account the internal elastic degrees of freedom of the wall and geometrical pinning produced both by holes and sample boundaries. This study is used to analyze the geometrical conditions needed for optimizing crossed ratchet effects in periodic rectangular arrays of asymmetric holes, recently observed experimentally in patterned ferromagnetic films. Geometrical calculations and numerical simulations have been used to obtain the anisotropic critical fields for depinning flat and kinked walls in rectangular arrays of triangles. The aim is to show with a generic elastic model for interfaces how to build a rectifier able to display crossed ratchet effects or effective potential landscapes for controlling the motion of interfaces or invasion fronts.

V. I. Marconi; A. B. Kolton; J. A. Capitan; J. A. Cuesta; A. Perez-Junquera; M. Velez; J. I. Martin; J. M. R. Parrondo

2010-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of domain wall pinning by localised focused Ga?{sup +} ion irradiation on Au capped NiFe nanowires  

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Understanding domain wall pinning and propagation in nanowires are important for future spintronics and nanoparticle manipulation technologies. Here, the effects of microscopic local modification of the magnetic properties, induced by focused-ion-beam intermixing, in NiFe/Au bilayer nanowires on the pinning behavior of domain walls was investigated. The effects of irradiation dose and the length of the irradiated features were investigated experimentally. The results are considered in the context of detailed quasi-static micromagnetic simulations, where the ion-induced modification was represented as a local reduction of the saturation magnetization. Simulations show that domain wall pinning behavior depends on the magnitude of the magnetization change, the length of the modified region, and the domain wall structure. Comparative analysis indicates that reduced saturation magnetisation is not solely responsible for the experimentally observed pinning behavior.

Burn, D. M., E-mail: d.burn@imperial.ac.uk; Atkinson, D. [Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham (United Kingdom)

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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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, 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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Magnetic domain walls driven by interfacial phenomena  

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A domain wall in a ferromagnetic material is a boundary between differently magnetized regions, and its motion provides a convenient scheme to control the magnetization state of the material. Domain walls can be confined ...

Emori, Satoru

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DefectDomain Wall Interactions in Trigonal  

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Defect­Domain Wall Interactions in Trigonal Ferroelectrics Venkatraman Gopalan,1 Volkmar Dierolf,2 walls in the trigonal ferroelectrics lithium niobate and lithium tantalate. It is shown that extrinsic questions re- garding intrinsic widths, defect­domain wall interactions, and static versus dynamic wall

Gopalan, Venkatraman

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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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Standing gravitational waves from domain walls  

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We construct a plane symmetric, standing gravitational wave for a domain wall plus a massless scalar field. The scalar field can be associated with a fluid which has the properties of 'stiff' matter, i.e., matter in which the speed of sound equals the speed of light. Although domain walls are observationally ruled out in the present era, the solution has interesting features which might shed light on the character of exact nonlinear wave solutions to Einstein's equations. Additionally this solution may act as a template for higher dimensional 'brane-world' model standing waves.

Gogberashvili, Merab [Andronikashvili Institute of Physics, 6 Tamarashvili Street, Tbilisi 0177 (Georgia); Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 3 Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi 0128 (Georgia); California State University, Fresno, Physics Department, Fresno, California 93740-8031 (United States); Myrzakul, Shynaray [Department of General and Theoretical Physics, Gumilev Eurasian National University, Astana, 010008 (Kazakhstan); California State University, Fresno, Physics Department, Fresno, California 93740-8031 (United States); Singleton, Douglas [California State University, Fresno, Physics Department, Fresno, California 93740-8031 (United States); Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow 117198 (Russian Federation)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain wall partition functions and KP  

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We observe that the partition function of the six vertex model on a finite square lattice with domain wall boundary conditions is (a restriction of) a KP tau function and express it as an expectation value of charged free fermions (up to an overall normalization).

O Foda; M Wheeler; M Zuparic

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical signature of magnetic domain-wall dynamics  

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Current-induced domain-wall dynamics is studied in a thin ferromagnetic nanowire. The domain-wall dynamics is described by simple equations with four parameters. We propose a procedure to unambiguously determine these parameters by all...

Liu, Y.; Tretiakov, O. A.; Abanov, Artem.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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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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Supersymmetric vertex models with domain wall boundary conditions  

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By means of the Drinfeld twists, we derive the determinant representations of the partition functions for the gl(1 vertical bar 1) and gl(2 vertical bar 1) supersymmetric vertex models with domain wall boundary conditions. In the homogeneous limit, these determinants degenerate to simple functions.

Zhao Shaoyou; Zhang Yaozhong [Department of Mathematics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia); Department of Mathematics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia) and Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Bonn, D-53115 Bonn (Germany)

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Observational Constraints on Varying-alpha Domain Walls  

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We consider the possibility that current hints of a spatial variation of the fine structure constant at high redshift could be due to a biased domain wall network described by a scalar field non-minimally coupled to the electromagnetic field. We show that in order to be cause of the reported spatial variation of the fine structure constant without being in conflict with the observed anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background, the characteristic scale of the network would have to be of the order of the Hubble radius and the fractional contribution of the domain wall network to the energy density of the Universe would need to be in the range $10^{-10} temperature distribution of the cosmic microwave background detected by Planck and WMAP and provide a significant contribution to the excess B-mode polarisation power detected by BICEP2. Since the domain wall contribution to the cosmic energy budget only becomes important at late times, domain wall networks cannot play a significant role as a seed for large scale structure formation and primary cosmic microwave background anisotropies.

P. P. Avelino; L. Sousa

2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Current-driven Domain Wall Dynamics And Its Electric Signature In Ferromagnetic Nanowires  

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We study current-induced domain wall dynamics in a thin ferromagnetic nanowire. We derive the effective equations of domain wall motion, which depend on the wire geometry and material parameters. We describe the procedure to determine...

Liu, Yang

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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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. Spirin

2015-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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X-ray imaging of extended magnetic domain walls in Ni80Fe20 wires  

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We have used magnetic transmission X-ray microscopy to image magnetization configurations in 700 nm wide Ni{sub 80}Fe{sub 20} planar wires attached to 'nucleation' pads Domain walls were observed to inject only across half of the wire width but extend to several micrometers in length. Magnetostatic interactions with adjacent wires caused further unusual domain wall behavior. Micromagnetic modeling suggests the extended walls have Neel-like structure along their length and indicates weaker exchange coupling than is often assumed. These observations explain previous measurements of domain wall injection and demonstrate that magnetic domain walls in larger nanowires cannot always be considered as localized entities.

Basu, S.; Fry, P. W.; Allwood, D. A.; Bryan, M. T.; Gibbs, M. R. J.; Schrefl, T.; Im, M.-Y.; Fischer, P.

2009-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Persistent conductive footprints of 109° domain walls in bismuth ferrite films  

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Using conductive and piezoforce microscopy, we reveal a complex picture of electronic transport at weakly conductive 109° domain walls in bismuth ferrite films. Even once initial ferroelectric stripe domains are changed/erased, persistent conductive paths signal the original domain wall position. The conduction at such domain wall “footprints” is activated by domain movement and decays rapidly with time, but can be re-activated by opposite polarity voltage. The observed phenomena represent true leakage conduction rather than merely displacement currents. We propose a scenario of hopping transport in combination with thermionic injection over interfacial barriers controlled by the ferroelectric polarization.

Stolichnov, I.; Iwanowska, M.; Colla, E.; Setter, N. [Ceramics Laboratory, EPFL-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne 1015 (Switzerland); Ziegler, B.; Gaponenko, I.; Paruch, P. [DPMC-MaNEP, University of Geneva, 24 Quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland); Huijben, M.; Rijnders, G. [Faculty of Science and Technology and MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede (Netherlands)

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Time Evolution of Temperature and Entropy of Various Collapsing Domain Walls  

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We investigate the time evolution of the temperature and entropy of gravitationally collapsing domain walls as seen by an asymptotic observer. In particular, we seek to understand how topology and the addition of a cosmological constant affect the gravitational collapse. Previous work has shown that the entropy of a spherically symmetric collapsing domain approaches a constant. In this paper, we reproduce these results, using both a fully quantum and a semi-classical approach, then we repeat the process for a de Sitter Schwarzschild domain wall (spherical with cosmological constant) and a (3+1) BTZ domain wall (cylindrical). We do this by coupling a scalar field to the background of the domain wall and analyzing the spectrum of radiation as a function of time. We find that the spectrum is quasi-thermal, with the degree of thermality increasing as the domain wall approaches the horizon. The thermal distribution allows for the determination of the temperature as a function of time, and we find that the late time temperature is very close to the Hawking temperature and that it also exhibits the proper scaling with the mass. From the temperature we find the entropy. Since the collapsing domain wall is what forms a black hole, we can compare the results to those of the standard entropy-area relation. We find that the entropy does in fact approach a constant that is close to the Hawking entropy. However, both the de Sitter Schwarzschild domain wall and the (3+1) BTZ domain wall show periods of decreasing entropy, which suggests that spontaneous collapse may be prevented.

Evan Halstead

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Influence of Domain Wall Pinning on the Dynamic Behavior of Magnetic...  

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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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Substrate Clamping Effects on Irreversible Domain Wall Dynamics in Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films  

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The role of long-range strain interactions on domain wall dynamics is explored through macroscopic and local measurements of nonlinear behavior in mechanically clamped and released polycrystalline lead zirconate-titanate (PZT) films. Released films show a dramatic change in the global dielectric nonlinearity and its frequency dependence as a function of mechanical clamping. Furthermore, we observe a transition from strong clustering of the nonlinear response for the clamped case to almost uniform nonlinearity for the released film. This behavior is ascribed to increased mobility of domain walls. These results suggest the dominant role of collective strain interactions mediated by the local and global mechanical boundary conditions on the domain wall dynamics. The work presented in this Letter demonstrates that measurements on clamped films may considerably underestimate the piezoelectric coefficients and coupling constants of released structures used in microelectromechanical systems, energy harvesting systems, and microrobots.

Griggio, Flavio [ORNL; Jesse, Stephen [ORNL; Kumar, Amit [ORNL; Ovchinnikov, Oleg S [ORNL; Kim, H. [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Jackson, T. N. [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Damjanovic, Dragan [ORNL; Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL; Trolier-Mckinstry, Susan E [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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ccsd-00000514(version1):22Jul2003 Electronic transport through domain walls in ferromagnetic nanowires  

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Department of Physics, University of Western Australia, Nedlands WA 6907, Australia We study the effect in these channels become coupled. For very short domain walls or at high longitudinal kinetic energy, this coupling longitudinal energy are transmitted adiabatically while the electrons at high longitudinal energy

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Localized Fermions on Superconducting Domain Walls and Extended Supersymmetry with non-trivial Topological Charges  

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In this letter we demonstrate that the fermionic zero modes on a superconducting domain wall can be associated to an one dimensional $N=6$ supersymmetry that contains non-trivial topological charges. In addition, the system also possesses three distinct $N=4$ supersymmetries with non-trivial topological charges and we also study some duality transformations of the supersymmetric algebras.

V. K. Oikonomou

2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized cobalt nanowires for domain wall manipulation imaged by in situ Lorentz microscopy  

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Direct observation of domain wall (DW) nucleation and propagation in focused electron beam induced deposited Co nanowires as a function of their dimensions was carried out by Lorentz microscopy (LTEM) upon in situ application of magnetic field. Optimal dimensions favoring the unambiguous DW nucleation/propagation required for applications were found in 500-nm-wide and 13-nm-thick Co nanowires, with a maximum nucleation field and the largest gap between nucleation and propagation fields. The internal DW structures were resolved using the transport-of-intensity equation formalism in LTEM images and showed that the optimal nanowire dimensions correspond to the crossover between the nucleation of transverse and vortex walls.

Rodriguez, L. A. [Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA), Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA), Universidad de Zaragoza, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain) [Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA), Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA), Universidad de Zaragoza, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain); Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Transpyrenean Associated Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (TALEM), CEMES-INA, CNRS-Universidad de Zaragoza, Toulouse (France); CEMES-CNRS 29, rue Jeanne Marvig, B.P. 94347 F-31055, Toulouse Cedex (France); Magen, C. [Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA), Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA), Universidad de Zaragoza, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain) [Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA), Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA), Universidad de Zaragoza, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain); Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Transpyrenean Associated Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (TALEM), CEMES-INA, CNRS-Universidad de Zaragoza, Toulouse (France); Fundacion ARAID, 50004 Zaragoza (Spain)] [Spain; Snoeck, E.; Gatel, C. [Transpyrenean Associated Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (TALEM), CEMES-INA, CNRS-Universidad de Zaragoza, Toulouse (France) [Transpyrenean Associated Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (TALEM), CEMES-INA, CNRS-Universidad de Zaragoza, Toulouse (France); CEMES-CNRS 29, rue Jeanne Marvig, B.P. 94347 F-31055, Toulouse Cedex (France); Serrano-Ramon, L. [Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain) [Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragon (ICMA), Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); and others

2013-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Perturbative renormalization of the first moment of structure functions for domain-wall QCD  

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Using the domain-wall formulation of lattice fermions, we have computed the one-loop renormalization factors of one-link operators which measure the first nontrivial moment of the unpolarized, polarized, and transversity structure functions, in the flavor nonsinglet sector. The knowledge of these factors is necessary in order to extract physical numbers from domain-wall Monte Carlo simulations of parton distributions. We have automated the perturbative calculations by developing suitable FORM codes. The results show that in many instances the total renormalization factors are almost equal to one, and that hence the corresponding operators are, for the appropriate values of the Dirac mass M and the coupling g{sub 0}, practically unrenormalized.

Capitani, Stefano [Institut fuer Physik, FB Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Graz, A-8010 Graz (Austria)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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Magnetic domain pinning in an anisotropy-engineered GdTbFe thin film Stan Konings,a  

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fields, these do- mains collapse to bubble domains which are found to local- ize on the irradiated dots lattices of 50 nm sized dots. The effect of the anisotropy patterns, differing in ion fluence and interdot of the irregularly shaped domains is observed. In perpendicular magnetic fields, however, the high field bubble

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Ratchet propagation of a magnetic domain wall in a single magnetic wire with quantum interference  

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Quantum interference incorporating spatially asymmetric potential profiles is realized experimentally to manipulate a magnetic domain wall (DW) into a single multilayered wire whose spacer has a thickness gradient for generating asymmetrical interlayer exchange coupling from side to side. We demonstrate experimentally how to guide a DW in a micron-scale ferromagnetic wire without reflection symmetry of the interlayer exchange coupling. This is the ratcheting of a DW in a form of ratchet potential using quantum interference. The experimental results can be described well by numerical simulations considering spatially asymmetric potential profiles due to quantum interference.

Yamaguchi, Akinobu; Miyajima, Hideki

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ratchet propagation of a magnetic domain wall in a single magnetic wire with quantum interference  

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Quantum interference incorporating spatially asymmetric potential profiles is realized experimentally to manipulate a magnetic domain wall (DW) into a single multilayered wire whose spacer has a thickness gradient for generating asymmetrical interlayer exchange coupling from side to side. We demonstrate experimentally how to guide a DW in a micron-scale ferromagnetic wire without reflection symmetry of the interlayer exchange coupling. This is the ratcheting of a DW in a form of ratchet potential using quantum interference. The experimental results can be described well by numerical simulations considering spatially asymmetric potential profiles due to quantum interference.

Akinobu Yamaguchi; Tomoaki Kishimoto; Hideki Miyajima

2010-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Nucleon structure functions from dynamical (2+1)-flavor domain wall fermions  

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We report lattice-volume independence of low moments of nucleon structure functions from the coarse RIKEN-BNL-Columbia (RBC) and UKQCD joint dynamical (2+1)-flavor domain-wall fermions (DWF) ensembles at the lattice cut off of (a^{-1}\\sim1.7) GeV. The isovector quark momentum fraction, (_{u-d}), and helicity fraction, (_{\\Delta u - \\Delta d}), both fully non-perturbatively renormalized are studied on two spatial volumes of ((\\sim {\\rm 2.7 fm})^3) and ((\\sim {\\rm 1.8 fm})^3). Their naturally renormalized ratio, (_{u-d}/_{\\Delta u - \\Delta d}), is not affected by any finite-size effect. It does not depend strongly on light quark mass and does agree well with the experiment. The respective absolute values, fully non-perturbatively renormalized, do not show any finite-size effect either. They show trending toward the respective experimental values at the lightest up- and down-quark mass. This trending down to the experimental values appears to be a real physical effect driven by lighter quarks. The observations are in contrast to the huge finite-size effect seen in the axial-current form factors.

Shigemi Ohta; for the RBC; UKQCD Collaborations

2009-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleon structure with dynamical (2+1)-flavor domain wall fermions lattice QCD  

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We report isovector form factors and low moments of isovector structure functions of nucleon from the coarse RIKEN-BNL-Columbia (RBC) and UKQCD joint dynamical (2+1)-flavor domain-wall fermions (DWF) ensembles. The lattice cut off is estimated at (a^{-1}=1.7) GeV. The lattice volume is as large as 2.7 fm across. We carefully optimize the nucleon source/sink separation in time to about 1.4 fm. Unexpectedly large finite-size effect in the axial charge is found. The effect scales with a single variable, the product (m_\\pi L) of the pion mass (m_\\pi) and lattice spatial linear extent (L), and sets in at around (m_\\pi L = 5). We also discuss momentum-transfer dependence of the vector, induced tensor, axial-vector and induced pesudo-scalar form factors. From structure functions, fully non-perturbatively renormalized iso-vector quark momentum fraction, (_{u-d}), helicity fraction, (_{\\Delta u - \\Delta d}), and transversity, (_{\\delta u - \\delta d}), are reported, as well as an unrenormalized twist-3 coefficient, (d_1). The ratio of the momentum to helicity fractions, (_{u-d}/_{\\Delta u - \\Delta d}), does not depend on light quark mass and agree well with the experiment. Their respective absolute values, fully renormalized, shows interesting trending toward the respective experimental values at the lightest light quark mass.

Shigemi Ohta; Takeshi Yamazaki

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleon structure in lattice QCD with dynamical domain-wall fermions quarks  

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We report RBC and RBC/UKQCD lattice QCD numerical calculations of nucleon electroweak matrix elements with dynamical domain-wall fermions (DWF) quarks. The first, RBC, set of dynamical DWF ensembles employs two degenerate flavors of DWF quarks and the DBW2 gauge action. Three sea quark mass values of 0.04, 0.03 and 0.02 in lattice units are used with about 200 gauge configurations each. The lattice cutoff is about 1.7 GeV and the spatial volume is about (1.9 fm)^3. Despite the small volume, the ratio of the isovector vector and axial charges g_A/g_V and that of structure function moments _{u-d}/_{Delta u - Delta d} are in agreement with experiment, and show only very mild quark mass dependence. The second, RBC/UK, set of ensembles employs one strange and two degenerate (up and down) dynamical DWF quarks and Iwasaki gauge action. The strange quark mass is set at 0.04, and three up/down mass values of 0.03, 0.02 and 0.01 in lattice units are used. The lattice cutoff is about 1.6 GeV and the spatial volume is about (3.0 fm)^3. Even with preliminary statistics of 25-30 gauge configurations, the ratios g_A/g_V and _{u-d}/_{Delta u - Delta d} are consistent with experiment and show only very mild quark mass dependence. Another structure function moment, d_1, though yet to be renormalized, appears small in both sets.

Huey-Wen Lin; Shigemi Ohta

2006-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleon structure with two flavors of dynamical domain-wall fermions  

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We present a numerical lattice quantum chromodynamics calculation of isovector form factors and the first few moments of the isovector structure functions of the nucleon. The calculation employs two degenerate dynamical flavors of domain-wall fermions, resulting in good control of chiral symmetry breaking. Non-perturbative renormalization of the relevant quark currents is performed where necessary. The inverse lattice spacing, $a^{-1}$, is about 1.7 GeV. We use degenerate up and down dynamical quark masses around 1, 3/4 and 1/2 the strange quark mass. The physical volume of the lattice is about $(1.9{fm})^3$. The ratio of the isovector vector to axial charges, $g_A/g_V$, trends a bit lower than the experimental value as the quark mass is reduced toward the physical point. We calculate the momentum-transfer dependences of the isovector vector, axial, induced tensor and induced pseudoscalar form factors. The Goldberger-Treiman relation holds at low momentum transfer and yields a pion-nucleon coupling, $g_{\\pi NN} = 15.5(1.4)$, where the quoted error is only statistical. We find that the flavor non-singlet quark momentum fraction $_{u-d}$ and quark helicity fraction $_{\\Delta u-\\Delta d}$ overshoot their experimental values after linear chiral extrapolation. We obtain the transversity, $_{\\delta u-\\delta d} = 0.93(6)$ in $\\bar{\\rm MS}$ at 2 GeV and a twist-3 polarized moment, $d_1$, appears small, suggesting that the Wandzura-Wilczek relation holds approximately. We discuss the systematic errors in the calculation, with particular attention paid to finite-volume effects, excited-state contamination, and chiral extrapolations.

Huey-Wen Lin; Tom Blum; Shigemi Ohta; Shoichi Sasaki; Takeshi Yamazaki

2008-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Exchanger With Internal Pin Elements  

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A heat exchanger/heater comprising a tubular member having a fluid inlet end, a fluid outlet end and plurality of pins secured to the interior wall of the tube. Various embodiments additionally comprise a blocking member disposed concentrically inside the pins, such as a core plug or a baffle array. Also disclosed is a vapor generator employing an internally pinned tube, and a fluid-heater/heat-exchanger utilizing an outer jacket tube and fluid-side baffle elements, as well as methods for heating a fluid using an internally pinned tube.

Gerstmann, Joseph (Framingham, MA); Hannon, Charles L. (Arlington, MA)

2004-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel pin cladding  

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An improved fuel pin cladding, particularly adapted for use in breeder reactors, consisting of composite tubing with austenitic steel on the outer portion of the thickness of the tube wall and with nickel and/or ferritic material on the inner portion of the thickness of the tube wall. The nickel forms a sacrificial barrier as it reacts with certain fission products thereby reducing fission product activity at the austenitic steel interface. The ferritic material forms a preventive barrier for the austenitic steel as it is immune to liquid metal embrittlement. The improved cladding permits the use of high density fuel which in turn leads to a better breeding ratio in breeder reactors, and will increase the threshold at which failure occurs during temperature transients.

Vaidyanathan, Swaminathan (San Jose, CA); Adamson, Martyn G. (Danville, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel pin cladding  

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An improved fuel pin cladding, particularly adapted for use in breeder reactors, is described which consist of composite tubing with austenitic steel on the outer portion of the thickness of the tube wall and with nickel an/or ferritic material on the inner portion of the thickness of the tube wall. The nickel forms a sacrificial barrier as it reacts with certain fission products thereby reducing fission product activity at the austenitic steel interface. The ferritic material forms a preventive barrier for the austenitic steel as it is immune to liquid metal embrittlement. The improved cladding permits the use of high density fuel which in turn leads to a better breeding ratio in breeder reactors, and will increase the threshold at which failure occurs during temperature transients.

Vaidyanathan, S.; Adamson, M.G.

1983-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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nature materials | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturematerials 1 Domain-wall superconductivity in  

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can be used in the S/F hybrids: individual magnetic dots12,13 or arrays of these14 , and non-patterned ferromagnetic thin films with bubble domains15 . Depending on the domain structure of the ferromagnet, theory3

Moshchalkov, Victor V.

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The higher spin generalization of the 6-vertex model with domain wall boundary conditions and Macdonald polynomials  

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The determinantal form of the partition function of the 6-vertex model with domain wall boundary conditions was given by Izergin. It is known that for a special value of the crossing parameter the partition function reduces to a Schur polynomial. Caradoc, Foda and Kitanine computed the partition function of the higher spin generalization of the 6-vertex model. In the present work it is shown that for a special value of the crossing parameter, referred to as the combinatorial point, the partition function reduces to a Macdonald polynomial.

Tiago Fonseca; Ferenc Balogh

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-perturbative renormalization of bilinear operators with Möbius domain-wall fermions in the coordinate space  

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We study the non-perturbative determination of the renormalization constants of flavor non-singlet quark bilinear operators on the lattice. The renormalization condition is imposed on correlation functions of bilinear operators in the coordinate space. The results are converted to the value at 2 GeV in the $\\rm\\overline{MS}$ scheme by a perturbative matching. The calculation is carried out on gauge configurations generated with the Mobius domain-wall fermions at two lattice spacings $a^{-1} = 2.4$ GeV and $a^{-1} = 3.6$ GeV.

M. Tomii; G. Cossu; S. Hashimoto; J. Noaki

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-resolved observation of fast domain-walls driven by vertical spin currents in short tracks  

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We present time-resolved measurements of the displacement of magnetic domain-walls (DWs) driven by vertical spin-polarized currents in track-shaped magnetic tunnel junctions. In these structures, we observe very high DW velocities (600?m/s) at current densities below 10{sup 7}?A/cm{sup 2}. We show that the efficient spin-transfer torque combined with a short propagation distance allows avoiding the Walker breakdown process and achieving deterministic, reversible, and fast (?1?ns) DW-mediated switching of magnetic tunnel junction elements, which is of great interest for the implementation of fast DW-based spintronic devices.

Sampaio, Joao; Lequeux, Steven; Chanthbouala, Andre; Cros, Vincent; Grollier, Julie [Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales and Université Paris-Sud 11, 1 Ave. A. Fresnel, 91767 Palaiseau (France)] [Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales and Université Paris-Sud 11, 1 Ave. A. Fresnel, 91767 Palaiseau (France); Metaxas, Peter J. [Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales and Université Paris-Sud 11, 1 Ave. A. Fresnel, 91767 Palaiseau (France) [Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales and Université Paris-Sud 11, 1 Ave. A. Fresnel, 91767 Palaiseau (France); School of Physics, M013, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 (Australia); Matsumoto, Rie; Yakushiji, Kay; Kubota, Hitoshi; Fukushima, Akio; Yuasa, Shinji [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan)] [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); Nishimura, Kazumasa; Nagamine, Yoshinori; Maehara, Hiroki; Tsunekawa, Koji [Process Development Center, Canon ANELVA Corporation, Kurigi 2-5-1, Asao, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 215-8550 (Japan)] [Process Development Center, Canon ANELVA Corporation, Kurigi 2-5-1, Asao, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 215-8550 (Japan)

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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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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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Nucleon form factors and structure functions with N_f=2+1 dynamical domain wall fermions  

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We report isovector form factors and low moments of structure functions of nucleon in numerical lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD) from the on-going calculations by the RIKEN-BNL-Columbia (RBC) and UKQCD Collaborations with (2+1) dynamical flavors of domain-wall fermion (DWF) quarks. We calculate the matrix elements with four light quark masses, corresponding to pion mass values of m_\\pi = 330-670 MeV, while the dynamical strange mass is fixed at a value close to physical, on (2.7 fm)^3 spatial volume. We found that our axial charge, g_A, at the lightest mass exhibits a large deviation from the heavier mass results. This deviation seems to be a finite-size effect as the g_A value scales with a single parameter, m_\\pi L, the product of pion mass and linear spatial lattice size. The scaling is also seen in earlier 2-flavor dynamical DWF and Wilson quark calculations. Without this lightest point, the three heavier mass results show only very mild mass dependence and linearly extrapolate to g_A=1.16(6). We determined the four form factors, the vector (Dirac), induced tensor (Pauli), axial vector and induced pseudoscalar, at a few finite momentum transfer values as well. At the physical pion mass the form-factors root mean square radii determined from the momentum-transfer dependence %of the form factors are 20-30% smaller than the corresonding experiments. The ratio of the isovector quark momentum to helicity fractions, _{u-d}/_{\\Delta u - \\Delta d} is in agreement with experiment without much mass dependence including the lightest point. We obtain an estimate, 0.81(2), by a constant fit. Although the individual momentum and helicity fractions are yet to be renormalized, they show encouraging trend toward experiment.

RBC-UKQCD Collaborations; :; Takeshi Yamazaki; Shigemi Ohta

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Overlap valence on 2+1 flavor domain wall fermion configurations with deflation and low-mode substitution  

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The overlap fermion propagator is calculated on 2+1 flavor domain-wall fermion gauge configurations on 16{sup 3}x32, 24{sup 3}x64 and 32{sup 3}x64 lattices. With hyper-cubic (HYP) smearing and low eigenmode deflation, it is shown that the inversion of the overlap operator can be expedited by {approx}20 times for the 16{sup 3}x32 lattice and {approx}80 times for the 32{sup 3}x64 lattice. The overhead cost for calculating eigenmodes ranges from 4.5 to 7.9 propagators for the above lattices. Through the study of hyperfine splitting, we found that the O(m{sup 2}a{sup 2}) error is small and these dynamical fermion lattices can adequately accommodate quark mass up to the charm quark. A preliminary calculation of the low-energy constant {Delta}{sub mix} which characterizes the discretization error of the pion made up of a pair of sea and valence quarks in this mixed-action approach is carried out via the scalar correlator with periodic and antiperiodic boundary conditions. It is found to be small which shifts a 300 MeV pion mass by {approx}10 to 19 MeV on these sets of lattices. We have studied the signal-to-noise issue of the noise source for the meson and baryon. We introduce a new algorithm with Z{sub 3} grid source and low eigenmode substitution to study the many-to-all meson and baryon correlators. It is found to be efficient in reducing errors for the correlators of both mesons and baryons. With 64-point Z{sub 3} grid source and low-mode substitution, it can reduce the statistical errors of the light quark (m{sub {pi}{approx}2}00-300 MeV) meson and nucleon correlators by a factor of {approx}3-4 as compared to the point source. The Z{sub 3} grid source itself can reduce the errors of the charmonium correlators by a factor of {approx}3.

Li, A. [Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (United States); Alexandru, A.; Lee, F. X. [Department of Physics, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052 (United States); Chen, Y. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100049 (China); Doi, T. [Graduate School of Pure and Applied Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan); Dong, S. J.; Draper, T.; Gong, M.; Horvath, I.; Liu, K. F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (United States); Hasenfratz, A. [Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Mathur, N. [Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 40005 (India); Streuer, T. [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg (Germany); Zhang, J. B. [ZIMP and Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027 (China)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PINS Spectrum Identification Guide  

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The Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy—PINS, for short—system identifies the chemicals inside munitions and containers without opening them, a decided safety advantage if the fill chemical is a hazardous substance like a chemical warfare agent or an explosive. The PINS Spectrum Identification Guide is intended as a reference for technical professionals responsible for the interpretation of PINS gamma-ray spectra. The guide is divided into two parts. The three chapters that constitute Part I cover the science and technology of PINS. Neutron activation analysis is the focus of Chapter 1. Chapter 2 explores PINS hardware, software, and related operational issues. Gamma-ray spectral analysis basics are introduced in Chapter 3. The six chapters of Part II cover the identification of PINS spectra in detail. Like the PINS decision tree logic, these chapters are organized by chemical element: phosphorus-based chemicals, chlorine-based chemicals, etc. These descriptions of hazardous, toxic, and/or explosive chemicals conclude with a chapter on the identification of the inert chemicals, e.g. sand, used to fill practice munitions.

A.J. Caffrey

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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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PINS-3X Operations  

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Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL’s) Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy System (PINS) non-intrusively identifies the chemical fill of munitions and sealed containers. The PINS-3X variant of the system is used to identify explosives and uses a deuterium-tritium (DT) electronic neutron generator (ENG) as the neutron source. Use of the system, including possession and use of the neutron generator and shipment of the system components requires compliance with a number of regulations. This report outlines some of these requirements as well as some of the requirements in using the system outside of INL.

E.H. Seabury

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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projected surface density of 3.5 pins/in² (0.543 pins/cm²), for the leading or trailing surfaces. The range of flow parameters include Reynolds number (Re[Dh] = 5000-20000), rotation number (Ro = 0.0-0.302), and inlet coolant-to-wall density ratio ([Delta...

Wright, Lesley Mae

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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B-meson decay constants from 2+1-flavor lattice QCD with domain-wall light quarks and relativistic heavy quarks  

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We calculate the B-meson decay constants f_B, f_Bs, and their ratio in unquenched lattice QCD using domain-wall light quarks and relativistic b-quarks. We use gauge-field ensembles generated by the RBC and UKQCD collaborations using the domain-wall fermion action and Iwasaki gauge action with three flavors of light dynamical quarks. We analyze data at two lattice spacings of a ~ 0.11, 0.086 fm with unitary pion masses as light as M_pi ~ 290 MeV; this enables us to control the extrapolation to the physical light-quark masses and continuum. For the b-quarks we use the anisotropic clover action with the relativistic heavy-quark interpretation, such that discretization errors from the heavy-quark action are of the same size as from the light-quark sector. We renormalize the lattice heavy-light axial-vector current using a mostly nonperturbative method in which we compute the bulk of the matching factor nonperturbatively, with a small correction, that is close to unity, in lattice perturbation theory. We also improve the lattice heavy-light current through O(alpha_s a). We extrapolate our results to the physical light-quark masses and continuum using SU(2) heavy-meson chiral perturbation theory, and provide a complete systematic error budget. We obtain f_B0 = 199.5(12.6) MeV, f_B+ = 195.6(14.9) MeV, f_Bs = 235.4(12.2) MeV, f_Bs/f_B0 = 1.197(50), and f_Bs/f_B+ = 1.223(71), where the errors are statistical and total systematic added in quadrature. These results are in good agreement with other published results and provide an important independent cross check of other three-flavor determinations of $B$-meson decay constants using staggered light quarks.

Norman H. Christ; Jonathan M. Flynn; Taku Izubuchi; Taichi Kawanai; Christoph Lehner; Amarjit Soni; Ruth S. Van de Water; Oliver Witzel

2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Automated fuel pin loading system  

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An automated loading system for nuclear reactor fuel elements utilizes a gravity feed conveyor which permits individual fuel pins to roll along a constrained path perpendicular to their respective lengths. The individual lengths of fuel cladding are directed onto movable transports, where they are aligned coaxially with the axes of associated handling equipment at appropriate production stations. Each fuel pin can be reciprocated axially and/or rotated about its axis as required during handling steps. The fuel pins are inserted as a batch prior to welding of end caps by one of two disclosed welding systems.

Christiansen, David W. (Kennewick, WA); Brown, William F. (West Richland, WA); Steffen, Jim M. (Richland, WA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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? Density Subscripts b Bulk i Inlet w Wall 1 Start of melting 2 End of melting Superscripts `` Flux - Average Acronyms CHF Constant heat glux CWT Constant wall temperature PCM Phase change material ix TABLE...:8 microchannel under T boundary condition .............. 52 Figure 32 Nusselt number for square pins geometry using CHF boundary condition ... 55 Figure 33 Nusselt number for circular pins geometry using CHF boundary condition . 55 Figure 34 Fluid...

Kondle, Satyanarayana

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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PinBus Interface Design  

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On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, PNNL has explored and expanded upon a simple control interface that might have merit for the inexpensive communication of smart grid operational objectives (demand response, for example) to small electric end-use devices and appliances. The approach relies on bi-directional communication via the electrical voltage states of from one to eight shared interconnection pins. The name PinBus has been suggested and adopted for the proposed interface protocol. The protocol is defined through the presentation of state diagrams and the pins’ functional definitions. Both simulations and laboratory demonstrations are being conducted to demonstrate the elegance and power of the suggested approach. PinBus supports a very high degree of interoperability across its interfaces, allowing innumerable pairings of devices and communication protocols and supporting the practice of practically any smart grid use case.

Hammerstrom, Donald J.; Adgerson, Jewel D.; Sastry, Chellury; Pratt, Richard M.; Pratt, Robert G.

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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Webs of Walls  

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Webs of domain walls are constructed as 1/4 BPS states in d=4, N=2 supersymmetric U(Nc) gauge theories with Nf hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation. Web 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 non-compact 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^{Nf-1}.

Minoru Eto; Youichi Isozumi; Muneto Nitta; Keisuke Ohashi; Norisuke Sakai

2005-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Superconducting vortex pinning with artificially prepared nanostructures  

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K. Schuller, “Enhanced superconducting vortex pinning withat T/Tc = 0.99 of a superconducting Nb thin film on aof the triangles. The superconducting critical temperature

Rosen, Yaniv Jacob

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PINS  

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Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy System team develops nondestructive evaluation (NDE) systems for the safe, efficient identification of the world's most dangerous...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Statistics of dislocation pinning at localized obstacles  

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Pinning of dislocations at nanosized obstacles like precipitates, voids, and bubbles is a crucial mechanism in the context of phenomena like hardening and creep. The interaction between such an obstacle and a dislocation is often studied at fundamental level by means of analytical tools, atomistic simulations, and finite element methods. Nevertheless, the information extracted from such studies cannot be utilized to its maximum extent on account of insufficient information about the underlying statistics of this process comprising a large number of dislocations and obstacles in a system. Here, we propose a new statistical approach, where the statistics of pinning of dislocations by idealized spherical obstacles is explored by taking into account the generalized size-distribution of the obstacles along with the dislocation density within a three-dimensional framework. Starting with a minimal set of material parameters, the framework employs the method of geometrical statistics with a few simple assumptions compatible with the real physical scenario. The application of this approach, in combination with the knowledge of fundamental dislocation-obstacle interactions, has successfully been demonstrated for dislocation pinning at nanovoids in neutron irradiated type 316-stainless steel in regard to the non-conservative motion of dislocations. An interesting phenomenon of transition from rare pinning to multiple pinning regimes with increasing irradiation temperature is revealed.

Dutta, A. [S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700098 (India); Bhattacharya, M., E-mail: mishreyee@vecc.gov.in; Barat, P. [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064 (India)

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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101

Effects of mesh density and flow conditioning in simulating 7-pin wire wrapped fuel pins.  

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In response to the goals outlined by the U.S. Department of Energy's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership program, Argonne National Laboratory has initiated an effort to create an integrated multi-physics multi-resolution thermal hydraulic simulation tool package for the evaluation of nuclear power plant design and safety. As part of this effort, the applicability of a variety of thermal hydraulic analysis methods for the prediction of heat transfer and fluid dynamics in the wire-wrapped fuel-rod bundles found in a fast reactor core is being evaluated. The work described herein provides an initial assessment of the capabilities of the general purpose commercial computational fluid dynamics code Star-CD for the prediction of fluid dynamic characteristics in a wire wrapped fast reactor fuel assembly. A 7-pin wire wrapped fuel rod assembly based on the dimensions of fuel elements in the concept Advanced Burner Test Reactor [1] was simulated for different mesh densities and domain configurations. A model considering a single axial span of the wire wrapped fuel assembly was initially used to assess mesh resolution effects. The influence of the inflow/outflow boundary conditions on the predicted flow fields in the single-span model were then investigated through comparisons with the central span region of models which included 3 and 5 spans. The change in grid refinement had minimal impact on the inter-channel exchange within the assembly resulting in roughly a 5 percent maximum difference. The central span of the 3-span and 5-span cases exhibits much higher velocities than the single span case,, with the largest deviation (15 to 20 percent) occurring furthest away from the wire spacer grids in the higher velocity regions. However, the differences between predicted flow fields in the 3-span and 5-span models are minimal.

Smith, J. G.; Babin, B. R.; Pointer, W. D.; Fischer, P. F. (Mathematics and Computer Science); ( NE); (Kansas State Univ.)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

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

103

Anisotropy of strong pinning in multi-band superconductors  

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Anisotropy of strong pinning in multi-band superconductors C.J. van der Beek, M. Konczykowski of the critical current density in iron-based superconductors is evaluated using a phenomenological approach collective pinning limit, and the strong pinning limit relevant for iron-based superconductors at low

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

104

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

105

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(q^2) 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 matrix of correlations between them; this parameterizes the form factors over the entire kinematic range. Our results agree with other 3-flavor lattice-QCD determinations using staggered light quarks, and have comparable precision, thereby providing important independent checks. Both B->pi l nu & Bs->K l nu decays enable determinations of the CKM element |Vub|. To illustrate this, we perform a combined z-fit of our numerical B ->pi l nu form-factor data with experimental measurements of the branching fraction; we obtain |Vub| = 3.61(32) x 10^{-3}, where the error includes statistical and systematic uncertainties. The same approach can be applied to Bs->K l nu to provide an alternative determination of |Vub| once the process has been measured experimentally. Finally, we make predictions for B->pi l nu & Bs->K l nu differential branching fractions and forward-backward asymmetries in the Standard Model.

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

2015-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

106

Rotary pin-in-maze discriminator  

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A discriminator apparatus and method that discriminates between a unique signal and any other (incorrect) signal are disclosed. The unique signal is a sequence of events; each event can assume one of two possible event states. Given the unique signal, a maze wheel is allowed to rotate fully in one direction. Given an incorrect signal, both the maze wheel and a pin wheel lock in position. 4 figs.

Benavides, G.L.

1997-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

107

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

108

Concrete Domains   

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This paper introduces the theory of a particular kind of computation domains called concrete domains. The purpose of this theory is to find a satisfactory framework for the notions of coroutine computation and sequentiality ...

Kahn, Gilles; Plotkin, Gordon

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Retractable pin dual in-line package test clip  

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This invention is a Dual In-Line Package (DIP) test clip for use when troubleshooting circuits containing DIP integrated circuits. This test clip is a significant improvement over existing DIP test clips in that it has retractable pins which will permit troubleshooting without risk of accidentally shorting adjacent pins together when moving probes to different pins on energized circuits or when the probe is accidentally bumped while taking measurements.

Bandzuch, Gregory S. (Washington, PA); Kosslow, William J. (Jefferson Boro, PA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

111

The Pin Groups in Physics: C, P, and T  

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We review the role in physics of the Pin groups, double covers of the full Lorentz group. Pin(1,3) is to O(1,3) what Spin(1,3) is to SO(1,3). The existence of two Pin groups offers a classification of fermions based on their properties under space or time reversal finer than the classification based on their properties under orientation preserving Lorentz transformations -- provided one can design experiments that distinguish the two types of fermions. Many promising experimental setups give, for one reason or another, identical results for both types of fermions. Two notable positive results show that the existence of two Pin groups is relevant to physics: 1) In a neutrinoless double beta decay, the neutrino emitted and reabsorbed in the course of the interaction can only be described in terms of Pin(3,1). 2) If a space is topologically nontrivial, the vacuum expectation values of Fermi currents defined on this space can be totally different when described in terms of Pin(1,3) and Pin(3,1). Possibly more important than the two above predictions, the Pin groups provide a simple framework for the study of fermions; they make possible clear definitions of intrinsic parities and time reversal. A section on Pin groups in arbitrary spacetime dimensions is included.

M. Berg; C. DeWitt-Morette; S. Gwo; E. Kramer

2000-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

112

Development of 3D pseudo pin-by-pin calculation methodology in ANC  

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Advanced cores and fuel assembly designs have been developed to improve operational flexibility, economic performance and further enhance safety features of nuclear power plants. The simulation of these new designs, along with strong heterogeneous fuel loading, have brought new challenges to the reactor physics methodologies currently employed in the industrial codes for core analyses. Control rod insertion during normal operation is one operational feature in the AP1000{sup R} plant of Westinghouse next generation Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) design. This design improves its operational flexibility and efficiency but significantly challenges the conventional reactor physics methods, especially in pin power calculations. The mixture loading of fuel assemblies with significant neutron spectrums causes a strong interaction between different fuel assembly types that is not fully captured with the current core design codes. To overcome the weaknesses of the conventional methods, Westinghouse has developed a state-of-the-art 3D Pin-by-Pin Calculation Methodology (P3C) and successfully implemented in the Westinghouse core design code ANC. The new methodology has been qualified and licensed for pin power prediction. The 3D P3C methodology along with its application and validation will be discussed in the paper. (authors)

Zhang, B.; Mayhue, L.; Huria, H.; Ivanov, B. [Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, 1000 Westinghouse Drive, Cranberry, PA 16066 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

114

Anisotropy of strong pinning in multi-band superconductors  

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pinning in multi-band superconductors 2 1. Introduction The multi-band nature of superconductivity in iron the anisotropy of superconducting parameters in the iron-based superconductors. In particular, Kidzun et al. [23Anisotropy of strong pinning in multi-band superconductors C.J. van der Beek, M. Konczykowski

Boyer, Edmond

115

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

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Vortex pinning by inhomogeneities in type-II superconductors  

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Vortex pinning by inhomogeneities in type-II superconductors S.J. Chapman #3;y G. Richardson zx of a curvilinear vortex in an inhomogeneous type-II superconducting material in the limit as the vortex core radius of the superconducting electrons acts as a pinning potential for the vortex, so that vortices will be attracted

Chapman, Jon

117

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

118

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

119

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

120

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...

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121

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

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Domain wall motion and electromechanical strain in lead-free piezoelectrics: Insight from the model system (1 ? x)Ba(Zr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8})O{sub 3}–x(Ba{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3})TiO{sub 3} using in situ high-energy X-ray diffraction during application of electric fields  

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The piezoelectric compositions (1 ? x)Ba(Zr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8})O{sub 3}–x(Ba{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3})TiO{sub 3} (BZT-xBCT) span a model lead-free morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) between room temperature rhombohedral and tetragonal phases at approximately x?=?0.5. In the present work, in situ X-ray diffraction measurements during electric field application are used to elucidate the origin of electromechanical strain in several compositions spanning the tetragonal compositional range 0.6???x???0.9. As BCT concentration decreases towards the MPB, the tetragonal distortion (given by c/a-1) decreases concomitantly with an increase in 90° domain wall motion. The increase in observed macroscopic strain is predominantly attributed to the increased contribution from 90° domain wall motion. The results demonstrate that domain wall motion is a significant factor in achieving high strain and piezoelectric coefficients in lead-free polycrystalline piezoelectrics.

Tutuncu, Goknur [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Li, Binzhi [Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Bowman, Keith [Illinois Institute of Technology, Armour College of Engineering, Chicago, Illinois 60616 (United States); School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); Jones, Jacob L., E-mail: JacobJones@ncsu.edu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (United States)

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversible Ratchet Effects for Vortices in Conformal Pinning Arrays  

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A conformal transformation of a uniform triangular pinning array produces a structure called a conformal crystal which preserves the six-fold ordering of the original lattice but contains a gradient in the pinning density. Here we use numerical simulations to show that vortices in type-II superconductors driven with an ac drive over gradient pinning arrays produce the most pronounced ratchet effect over a wide range of parameters for a conformal array, while square gradient or random gradient arrays with equivalent pinning densities give reduced ratchet effects. In the conformal array, the larger spacing of the pinning sites in the direction transverse to the ac drive permits easy funneling of interstitial vortices for one driving direction, producing the enhanced ratchet effect. In the square array, the transverse spacing between pinning sites is uniform, giving no asymmetry in the funneling of the vortices as the driving direction switches, while in the random array, there are numerous easy-flow channels present for either direction of drive. We find multiple ratchet reversals in the conformal arrays as a function of vortex density and ac amplitude, and correlate the features with a reversal in the vortex ordering, which is greater for motion in the ratchet direction. The enhanced conformal pinning ratchet effect can also be realized for colloidal particles moving over a conformal array, indicating the general usefulness of conformal structures for controlling the motion of particles.

C. Reichhardt; D. Ray; C. J. Olson Reichhardt

2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Procedure of recovery of pin-by-pin fields of energy release in the core of VVER-type reactor for the BIPR-8 code  

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The procedure of recovery of pin-by-pin energy-release fields for the BIPR-8 code and the algorithm of the BIPR-8 code which is used in nodal computation of the reactor core and on which the recovery of pin-by-pin fields of energy release is based are briefly described. The description and results of the verification using the module of recovery of pin-by-pin energy-release fields and the TVS-M program are given.

Gordienko, P. V., E-mail: gorpavel@vver.kiae.ru; Kotsarev, A. V.; Lizorkin, M. P. [National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

125

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,...

127

Multi-pin chemiresistors for microchemical sensors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A multi-pin chemiresistor for use in microchemical sensors. A pair of free-standing, bare wires is supported by an electrically insulating support, and are oriented parallel to each other and spaced closely together. A free-standing film of a chemically sensitive polymer that swells when exposed to vapors of a volatile chemical is formed in-between the pair of closely-spaced wires by capillary action. Similar in construction to a thermocouple, this "chemicouple" is relatively inexpensive and easy to fabricate by dipping the pair of bare wires into a bath of well-mixed chemiresistor ink. Also, a chemiresistor "stick" is formed by dipping an electrically insulating rod with two or more linear or spiral-wrapped electrical traces into the bath of well-mixed chemiresistor ink, which deposits a uniform coating of the chemically sensitive polymer on the rod and the electrical traces. These "sticks" can be easily removed and replaced from a multi-chemiresistor plug.

Ho, Clifford K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

128

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

2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

129

Pin and roller attachment system for ceramic blades  

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In a turbine, a plurality of blades are attached to a turbine wheel by way of a plurality of joints which form a rolling contact between the blades and the turbine wheel. Each joint includes a pin and a pair of rollers to provide rolling contact between the pin and an adjacent pair of blades. Because of this rolling contact, high stress scuffing between the blades and the turbine wheel reduced, thereby inhibiting catastrophic failure of the blade joints.

Shaffer, James E. (Maitland, FL)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Pin and roller attachment system for ceramic blades  

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In a turbine, a plurality of blades are attached to a turbine wheel by way of a plurality of joints which form a rolling contact between the blades and the turbine wheel. Each joint includes a pin and a pair of rollers to provide rolling contact between the pin and an adjacent pair of blades. Because of this rolling contact, high stress scuffing between the blades and the turbine wheel reduced, thereby inhibiting catastrophic failure of the blade joints. 3 figs.

Shaffer, J.E.

1995-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

131

Non-Abelian Webs of Walls  

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Domain wall junctions are studied in N=2 supersymmetric U(Nc) gauge theory with Nf(>Nc) flavors. We find that all three possibilities are realized for positive, negative and zero junction charges. The positive junction charge is found to be carried by a topological charge in the Hitchin system of an SU(2) gauge subgroup. We establish rules of the construction of the webs of walls. Webs can be understood qualitatively by grid diagram and quantitatively by associating moduli parameters to web configurations.

Minoru Eto; Youichi Isozumi; Muneto Nitta; Keisuke Ohashi; Norisuke Sakai

2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

132

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

133

Anisotropy of strong pinning in multi-band superconductors  

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The field-angular dependence and anisotropy of the critical current density in iron-based superconductors is evaluated using a phenomenological approach featuring distinct anisotropy factors for the penetration depth and the coherence length. Both the weak collective pinning limit and the strong pinning limit relevant for iron-based superconductors at low magnetic fields are considered. It is found that in the more anisotropic materials, such as SmFeAsO and NdFeAsO, the field-angular dependence is completely dominated by the coherence length (upper critical field) anisotropy, thereby explaining recent results on the critical current in these materials. In less anisotropic superconductors, strong pinning can lead to an apparent inversion of the anisotropy. Finally, it is shown that, under all circumstances, the ratio of the c-axis and ab-plane critical current densities for the magnetic field along the ab-plane directly yields the coherence length anisotropy factor ??.

van der Beek, C.J.; Konczykowski, M.; Prozorov, Ruslan

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

134

Transverse commensurability effect for vortices on periodic pinning arrays  

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Using computer simulations, we demonstrate a type of commensurability that occurs for vortices moving longitudinally through periodic pinning arrays in the presence of an additional transverse driving force. As a function of vortex density, there is a series of broad maxima in the transverse critical depinning force that do not fall at the matching fields where the number of vortices equals an integer multiple of the number of pinning sites. The commensurability effects are associated with dynamical states in which evenly spaced structures consisting of one or more moving rows of vortices form between rows of pinning sites. Remarkably, the critical transverse depinning force can be more than an order of magnitude larger than the longitudinal depinning force.

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

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.

136

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

137

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

138

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

139

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

140

Image analysis for remote examination of fuel pins  

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An image analysis system operating in the Wing 9 Hot Cell Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory provides quantitative microstructural analyses of irradiated fuels and materials. With this system, fewer photomicrographs are required during postirradiation microstructural examination and data are available for analysis much faster. The system has been used successfully to examine Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division experimental fuel pins.

Cook, J.H.; Nayak, U.P.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pin-Count-Aware Online Testing of Digital Microfluidic Biochips  

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Pin-Count-Aware Online Testing of Digital Microfluidic Biochips Yang Zhao and Krishnendu, and bioassay malfunctions in microfluidic biochips. To reduce product cost for disposable biochips, testing microfluidics is an emerging technology that pro- vides fluid-handling capability on a chip [1]. By reducing

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

142

Automated Design of Pin-Constrained Digital Microfluidic Biochips Under  

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14 Automated Design of Pin-Constrained Digital Microfluidic Biochips Under Droplet Corporation and KRISHNENDU CHAKRABARTY Duke University Microfluidics-based biochips, also referred to as lab on a microfluidic array. In contrast to the direct-addressing scheme that has been studied thus far

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

143

Sensitivity Analysis for a Pyrotechnically Actuated Pin Puller Model*  

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chemical reaction producing both condensed phase and gas phase products. The high pressure productsSensitivity Analysis for a Pyrotechnically Actuated Pin Puller Model* Joseph M. Powerst and Keith A 46556-5637 USA Abstract This paper gives an analysis which determines the parametric sensitivity

144

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

145

Wave-pinned filaments of scroll waves Tams Bnsgi, Jr., Kevin J. Meyer, and Oliver Steinbocka  

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Wave-pinned filaments of scroll waves Tamás Bánsági, Jr., Kevin J. Meyer, and Oliver Steinbocka Received 5 November 2007; accepted 26 December 2007; published online 6 March 2008 Scroll waves are three can be pinned to the wake of traveling wave pulses. This pinning is studied in experiments with the 1

Steinbock, Oliver

146

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

147

Analytical and micromagnetic study of a Neel domain wall  

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; =Mx#1;x#2; /Ms and v#1;x#2;=My#1;x#2; /Ms, with u#1;x#2;2+v#1;x#2;2=1. To obtain the magnetization distribution one minimizes the magnetostatic energy functional with the boundary con- ditions v#1;#3;#4;#2;= #3;1, u#1;0#2;=1. The first condition... uniformly magnetized magnetic prism that is infinite in the y direction and averaged along the x-z plane, is given by17 #11; #14; 1 ? p 2 2p ln#1;1 + p2#2; + p ln p + 2 arctan#8;1p p = h2w . #1;3.1#2; Assuming that h#5;w, i.e., the sample is thin, we...

Rivkin, K.; Romanov, K.; Abanov, Artem; Adamov, Y.; Saslow, W. M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

ccsd00000514 Electronic transport through domain walls in ferromagnetic nanowires  

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, Germany 3 Department of Physics, University of Western Australia, Nedlands WA 6907, Australia We study energy, this coupling is weak, leads to very few spin ips, and a perturbative treatment is possible longitudinal energy are transmitted adiabatically while the electrons at high longitudinal energy

149

Iran Thomas Auditorium, 8600 Charged Domain Walls in Ferroelectrics  

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150

Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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151

Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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153

Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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Stochastic Domain-Wall Depinning in Magnetic Nanowires  

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157

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

158

Performance of a TiN-coated monolithic silicon pin-diode array under mechanical stress  

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The Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN) will detect tritium beta- decay electrons that pass through its electromagnetic spectrometer with a highly- segmented monolithic silicon pin-diode focal-plane detector (FPD). This pin-diode array will be on a single piece of 500-{\\mu}m-thick silicon, with contact between titanium nitride (TiN) coated detector pixels and front-end electronics made by spring-loaded pogo pins. The pogo pins will exert a total force of up to 50N on the detector, deforming it and resulting in mechanical stress up to 50 MPa in the silicon bulk. We have evaluated a prototype pin-diode array with a pogo-pin connection scheme similar to the KATRIN FPD. We find that pogo pins make good electrical contact to TiN and observe no effects on detector resolution or reverse-bias leakage current which can be attributed to mechanical stress.

B. A. VanDevender; L. I. Bodine; A. W. Myers; J. F. Amsbaugh; M. A. Howe; M. L. Leber; R. G. H. Robertson; K. Tolich; T. D. Van Wechel; B. L. Wall

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

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

160

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

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161

Study of the Radiation-Hardness of VCSEL and PIN  

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The silicon trackers of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (Geneva) use optical links for data transmission. An upgrade of the trackers is planned for the Super LHC (SLHC), an upgraded LHC with ten times higher luminosity. We study the radiation-hardness of VCSELs (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser) and GaAs and silicon PINs using 24 GeV/c protons at CERN for possible application in the data transmission upgrade. The optical power of VCSEL arrays decreases significantly after the irradiation but can be partially annealed with high drive currents. The responsivities of the PIN diodes also decrease significantly after irradiation, but can be recovered by operating at higher bias voltage. This provides a simple mechanism to recover from the radiation damage.

Gan, K K; Fernando, W; Kagan, H P; Kass, R D; Lebbai, M R M; Merritt, H; Moore, J R; Nagarkar, A; Rizatdinova, F; Skubic, P L; Smith, D S; Strang, M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Optical coherence domain reflectometry guidewire  

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A guidewire with optical sensing capabilities is based on a multiplexed optical coherence domain reflectometer (OCDR), which allows it to sense location, thickness, and structure of the arterial walls or other intra-cavity regions as it travels through the body during minimally invasive medical procedures. This information will be used both to direct the guidewire through the body by detecting vascular junctions and to evaluate the nearby tissue. The guidewire contains multiple optical fibers which couple light from the proximal to distal end. Light from the fibers at the distal end of the guidewire is directed onto interior cavity walls via small diameter optics such as gradient index lenses and mirrored corner cubes. Both forward viewing and side viewing fibers can be included. The light reflected or scattered from the cavity walls is then collected by the fibers, which are multiplexed at the proximal end to the sample arm of an optical low coherence reflectometer. The guidewire can also be used in nonmedical applications.

Colston, Billy W. (Livermore, CA); Everett, Matthew (Pleasanton, CA); Da Silva, Luiz B. (Danville, CA); Matthews, Dennis (Moss Beach, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

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

164

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

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

Thermal treatment wall  

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A thermal treatment wall emplaced to perform in-situ destruction of contaminants in groundwater. Thermal destruction of specific contaminants occurs by hydrous pyrolysis/oxidation at temperatures achievable by existing thermal remediation techniques (electrical heating or steam injection) in the presence of oxygen or soil mineral oxidants, such as MnO.sub.2. The thermal treatment wall can be installed in a variety of configurations depending on the specific objectives, and can be used for groundwater cleanup, wherein in-situ destruction of contaminants is carried out rather than extracting contaminated fluids to the surface, where they are to be cleaned. In addition, the thermal treatment wall can be used for both plume interdiction and near-wellhead in-situ groundwater treatment. Thus, this technique can be utilized for a variety of groundwater contamination problems.

Aines, Roger D. (Livermore, CA); Newmark, Robin L. (Livermore, CA); Knauss, Kevin G. (Livermore, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - artificial pinning centres Sample Search...  

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in naturally stacked Josephson junctions Summary: -vortex pinning potential. In a few-tesla- range magnetic field, JVs in a row in a junction, strongly coupled... with each...

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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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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...

170

Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies  

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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

171

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

172

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

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Shape of isolated domains in lithium tantalate single crystals at elevated temperatures  

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The shape of isolated domains has been investigated in congruent lithium tantalate (CLT) single crystals at elevated temperatures and analyzed in terms of kinetic approach. The obtained temperature dependence of the growing domain shape in CLT including circular shape at temperatures above 190?°C has been attributed to increase of relative input of isotropic ionic conductivity. The observed nonstop wall motion and independent domain growth after merging in CLT as opposed to stoichiometric lithium tantalate have been attributed to difference in wall orientation. The computer simulation has confirmed applicability of the kinetic approach to the domain shape explanation.

Shur, V. Ya., E-mail: vladimir.shur@usu.ru; Akhmatkhanov, A. R.; Baturin, I. S. [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Natural Sciences, Ural Federal University, 620000 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation) [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Natural Sciences, Ural Federal University, 620000 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Labfer Ltd., 620014 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Chezganov, D. S.; Lobov, A. I.; Smirnov, M. M. [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Natural Sciences, Ural Federal University, 620000 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation)] [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Natural Sciences, Ural Federal University, 620000 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation)

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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

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ANO FAR CORTEX PIN-BONE INTERFACES A Thesis by DARRYL EUGENE MCDONALD, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Donald . Hu se (Chair of Committee) Ross H. Palmer (Member) Wi)1 A. Hyman ember) Margaret R. Slater (Member) John R. ust (Head... of Department) August 1993 ABSTRACT Pin Loosening in External Skeletal Fixation: A Biomechanical and Microstructural Comparison of the Near and Far Cortex Pin-Bone Interfaces. (August 1993) Darryl Eugene McDonald, Jr. , B. S. ; B. S. ; D. V. M. , Texas...

McDonald, Darryl Eugene

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

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

176

High-R Walls for Remodeling: Wall Cavity Moisture Monitoring  

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The focus of the study is on the performance of wall systems, and in particular, the moisture characteristics inside the wall cavity and in the wood sheathing. Furthermore, while this research will initially address new home construction, the goal is to address potential moisture issues in wall cavities of existing homes when insulation and air sealing improvements are made.

Wiehagen, J.; Kochkin, V.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

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

178

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.

179

RIS-M-2185 CALCULATION OF HEAT RATING AND BURN-UP FOR TEST FUEL PINS  

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RISØ-M-2185 CALCULATION OF HEAT RATING AND BURN-UP FOR TEST FUEL PINS IRRADIATED IN DR3 C. Bagger of fuel pins irradiated in HP1 rigs. The calculations are carried out rather detailed, especially of the data. INIS Descriptors . BURN-UP, CALORIMETRY, COMPUTER CALCULATIONS, DR-3, FISSION, FUEL ASSEMBLIES

180

Identification of an Aurora-A/PinsLINKER Dlg Spindle Orientation Pathway using  

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Identification of an Aurora-A/PinsLINKER / Dlg Spindle Orientation Pathway using Induced Cell (PinsLINKER ) that requires Aurora-A phosphorylation to recruit Discs large (Dlg; PSD-95/ hJ in mammals), Dynein, Dynactin, Lis1; and the mitotic kinases Aurora-A and Polo (Knoblich, 2008). Virtually

Prehoda, Ken

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181

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

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Automated Design of Digital Microfluidic Lab-on-Chip under Pin-Count Constraints Tao Xu, USA. E-mail: {tao,krish}@ee.duke.edu ABSTRACT Digital microfluidic biochips, as referred to as lab-referencing, Lab-on-Chip, Microfluidics, Pin-count constraints 1. INTRODUCTION Microfluidics technology has made

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

182

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

183

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.

184

Sharp critical behavior for pinning model in random correlated environment  

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This article investigates the effect for random pinning models of long range power-law decaying correlations in the environment. For a particular type of environment based on a renewal construction, we are able to sharply describe the phase transition from the delocalized phase to the localized one, giving the critical exponent for the (quenched) free-energy, and proving that at the critical point the trajectories are fully delocalized. These results contrast with what happens both for the pure model (i.e. without disorder) and for the widely studied case of i.i.d. disorder, where the relevance or irrelevance of disorder on the critical properties is decided via the so-called Harris Criterion.

Quentin Berger; Hubert Lacoin

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

185

Statistical mechanics of homogeneous partly pinned fluid systems  

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The homogeneous partly pinned fluid systems are simple models of a fluid confined in a disordered porous matrix obtained by arresting randomly chosen particles in a one-component bulk fluid or one of the two components of a binary mixture. In this paper, their configurational properties are investigated. It is shown that a peculiar complementarity exists between the mobile and immobile phases, which originates from the fact that the solid is prepared in presence of and in equilibrium with the adsorbed fluid. Simple identities follow, which connect different types of configurational averages, either relative to the fluid-matrix system or to the bulk fluid from which it is prepared. Crucial simplifications result for the computation of important structural quantities, both in computer simulations and in theoretical approaches. Finally, possible applications of the model in the field of dynamics in confinement or in strongly asymmetric mixtures are suggested.

Vincent Krakoviack

2010-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

186

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

187

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

188

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

189

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...

190

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

191

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

192

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

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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

193

Security Walls, LLC WIPP 2009  

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Walls, LLC Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review March 3-4, 2009 The Department of Energy (DOE) Voluntary Protection Program...

194

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

195

Press fit design : force and torque testing of steel dowel pins in brass and nylon samples  

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An experimental study was conducted to determine the accuracy of current press fit theory when applied to press fit design. Brass and nylon hex samples were press fitted with hardened steel dowel pins. Press fit force and ...

Nelson, Alexandra T

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

E-Print Network 3.0 - artificial pinning centers Sample Search...  

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of Korea 2 National Center for Nanomaterials... -vortex pinning potential. In a few-tesla- range magnetic field, JVs in a row ... Source: Lee, Hu-Jong - Department of...

197

VALVE FUNNEL SPRING PIN PRESS PERFORMANCE AND FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS EVALUATION FOR SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT  

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This evaluation allows use of the valve funnel spring pin press and describes appropriate handling instructions for the tool. The engineering evaluation is required for operations and field use of special tools and equipment.

WITHERSPOON JT

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

198

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

199

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

200

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

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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

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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

202

1-pin blanket mockup: Results of the extended test campaign  

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Following a preliminary test campaign (200 thermal cycles) on a solid breeder blanket mockup, an extended test campaign (about 1000 thermal cycles) has been carried out by ENEA. The duration of the test campaign represents a significant fraction of the blanket module lifetime in the ITER device. In particular, these out-of-pile experiments have been performed in order to test (both functional and endurance testing) the thermal-hydraulic and thermo-mechanical performance of a water cooled breeder-in-tube blanket mockup (1-PIN) using Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} pebbles as a breeder material. The test campaign has been completed and the resulting data concerning thermal and thermal-hydraulic parameters have been elaborated and analyzed by means of a comparison with theoretical predictions based on a proper thermal-hydraulic model. The post test examination of the pebbles is in progress in order to investigate the thermo-mechanical behavior of the breeder material under cycling. The paper deals with the first part of the results. 6 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

Ferrari, M.; Talarico, C. [EURATOM-ENEA, Frascati (Italy); Furrer, M.; Simbolotti, G. [ENEA, S. Maria in Galeria (Italy)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

203

Continuous Holdup Measurements with Silicon P-I-N Photodiodes  

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We report on the behavior of silicon P-I-N photodiodes used to perform holdup measurements on plumbing. These detectors differ from traditional scintillation detectors in that no high-voltage is required, no scintillator is used (gamma and X rays are converted directly by the diode), and they are considerably more compact. Although the small size of the diodes means they are not nearly as efficient as scintillation detectors, the diodes' size does mean that a detector module, including one or more diodes, pulse shaping electronics, analog-to-digital converter, embedded microprocessor, and digital interface can be realized in a package (excluding shielding) the size of a pocket calculator. This small size, coupled with only low-voltage power requirement, completely solid-state realization, and internal control functions allows these detectors to be strategically deployed on a permanent basis, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for manual holdup measurements. In this paper, we report on the measurement of gamma and X rays from {sup 235}U and {sup 238}U contained in steel pipe. We describe the features of the spectra, the electronics of the device and show how a network of them may be used to improve estimates of inventory in holdup.

Bell, Z.W.; Oberer, R.B.; Williams, J.A.; Smith, D.E.; Paulus, M.J.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Liquid Walls Innovative Concepts for First Walls and Blankets  

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with existing technology · Size of plasma devices and power plants can be substantially reduced High PoloidalLiquid Walls Innovative Concepts for First Walls and Blankets Mohamed Abdou Professor, Mechanical as part of the US Restructured Fusion Program Strategy to enhance innovation · Natural Questions

Abdou, Mohamed

205

Oven wall panel construction  

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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

206

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

207

Product Sheet Wall Mount Lift  

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Product Sheet Wall Mount Lift Ergotron® Neo-FlexTM 870-05-061, rev. 12/11/07 www. Less effort. Feel the difference. Add greater range of movement to your LCD display or TV with the Neo-Flex Wall Mount Lift! CF patented lift-and-pivot motion technology adjusts with a light touch. Raise

Saskatchewan, University of

208

Moisture Research - Optimizing Wall Assemblies  

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The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) evaluated several different configurations of wall assemblies to determine the accuracy of moisture modeling and make recommendations to ensure durable, efficient assemblies. WUFI and THERM were used to model the hygrothermal and heat transfer characteristics of these walls.

Arena, L.; Mantha, P.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Catheter guided by optical coherence domain reflectometry  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A guidance and viewing system based on multiplexed optical coherence domain reflectometry is incorporated into a catheter, endoscope, or other medical device to measure the location, thickness, and structure of the arterial walls or other intra-cavity regions at discrete points on the medical device during minimally invasive medical procedures. The information will be used both to guide the device through the body and to evaluate the tissue through which the device is being passed. Multiple optical fibers are situated along the circumference of the device. Light from the distal end of each fiber is directed onto the interior cavity walls via small diameter optics (such as gradient index lenses and mirrored corner cubes). Both forward viewing and side viewing fibers can be included. The light reflected or scattered from the cavity walls is then collected by the fibers and multiplexed at the proximal end to the sample arm of an optical low coherence reflectometer. The system may also be implemented in a nonmedical inspection device.

Everett, Matthew (Pleasanton, CA); Colston, Billy W. (Livermore, CA); Da Silva, Luiz B. (Danville, CA); Matthews, Dennis (Moss Beach, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

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

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Magnetic Imaging of Micrometer and Nanometer-size Magnetic Structures and Their Flux-Pinning Effects on Superconducting Thin Films  

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is called the Shubnikov or Vortex state. In this phase, the applied field penetrates the specimen through quantized flux tubes called vortices. Each vortex has a normal core of radius on the length scale of coher- ence length ?0 and a supercurrent encircles... pinned in a particular location. These locations are called the pinning sites. Depending on the pinning energy and the vortex-vortex interaction, vortices can either stay in their random pinning sites forming a vortex glass or form an ordered lattice...

Ozmetin, Ali E.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

212

Niobium-titanium superconductors produced by powder metallurgy having artificial flux pinning centers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Superconductors formed by powder metallurgy have a matrix of niobium-titanium alloy with discrete pinning centers distributed therein which are formed of a compatible metal. The artificial pinning centers in the Nb-Ti matrix are reduced in size by processing steps to sizes on the order of the coherence length, typically in the range of 1 to 10 nm. To produce the superconductor, powders of body centered cubic Nb-Ti alloy and the second phase flux pinning material, such as Nb, are mixed in the desired percentages. The mixture is then isostatically pressed, sintered at a selected temperature and selected time to produce a cohesive structure having desired characteristics without undue chemical reaction, the sintered billet is reduced in size by deformation, such as by swaging, the swaged sample receives heat treatment and recrystallization and additional swaging, if necessary, and is then sheathed in a normal conducting sheath, and the sheathed material is drawn into a wire. The resulting superconducting wire has second phase flux pinning centers distributed therein which provide enhanced J.sub.ct due to the flux pinning effects.

Jablonski, Paul D. (Madison, WI); Larbalestier, David C. (Madison, WI)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

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

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Consolidated fuel reprocessing program: Criticality experiments with fast test reactor fuel pins in an organic moderator  

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The results obtained in a series of criticality experiments performed as part of a joint program on criticality data development between the United States Department of Energy and the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation of Japan are presented in this report along with a complete description of the experiments. The experiments involved lattices of Fast Test Reactor (FTR) fuel pins in an organic moderator mixture similar to that used in the solvent extraction stage of fuel reprocessing. The experiments are designed to provide data for direct comparison with previously performed experimental measurements with water moderated lattices of FTR fuel pins. The same lattice arrangements and FTR fuel pin types are used in these organic moderated experimental assemblies as were used in the water moderated experiments. The organic moderator is a mixture of 38 wt % tributylphosphate in a normal paraffin hydrocarbon mixture of C{sub 11}H{sub 24} to C{sub 15}H{sub 32} molecules. Critical sizes of 1054.8, 599.2, 301.8, 199.5 and 165.3 fuel pins were obtained respectively for organic moderated lattices having 0.761 cm, 0.968 cm, 1.242 cm, 1.537 cm and 1.935 cm square lattice pitches as compared to 1046.9, 571.9, 293.9, 199.7 and 165.1 fuel pins for the same lattices water moderated.

Bierman, S.R.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin of internal field and visualization of 180 domains in congruent LiTaO3 crystals  

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. Infrared absorption studies suggest that domain inversion as well as the heating of LiTaO3 crystal induce observed a strong correlation between the internal fields and the infrared absorption spectra of OH ions of the infrared absorption bands of OH ions at 3462, 3476, and 3490 cm 1 change, and c the 180° domain walls

Gopalan, Venkatraman

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Fluid-mixing studies in a hexagonal 217-pin wire-wrapped rod bundle. [LMFBR  

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Mixing, pressure drop, and flow split experiments were performed on a 217 pin LMFBR fuel bundle with a pitch to diameter ratio of 1.25 and a lead length of 12 inches. It was found that the turbulent flow data could best be characterized by the energy parameter C/sub 1L/=.106, which is 9% higher than the value from the correlation of Chiu et al. Chiu's correlation was developed on a data base of 61 and 91 pins. The spread of existing data about the correlation is +- 25%, but the error band on our data is expected to be less (approx. +- 10% since injection depth effects were not previously considered). This result is consistent with the concept of increased swirl flow in larger bundles (more pins).

Symolon, P.D.; Todreas, N.E.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cellulose binding domain proteins  

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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production thereof. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques.

Shoseyov, Oded (Karmey Yosef, IL); Shpiegl, Itai (Rehovot, IL); Goldstein, Marc (Davis, CA); Doi, Roy (Davis, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cellulose binding domain proteins  

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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques. 16 figs.

Shoseyov, O.; Shpiegl, I.; Goldstein, M.; Doi, R.

1998-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Composite Wall System for Sheathing Masonry Walls  

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Existing Housing - Much of the older multifamily housing stock in the United States includes units in structures with uninsulated masonry walls. Included in this stock are two- and three-story walk-up apartments, larger apartment complexes, and public housing (both high- rise and townhouse). This older multifamily housing has seen years of heavy use that may have left the plaster wall marred or damaged. Long- term building settlement or movement may have cracked the plaster, sometimes severely. Moisture from invented kitchens and baths may have caused condensation on uninsulated exterior walls. At best this condensation has left stains on the paint or wallpaper. At worst it has supported mold and mildew growth, fouling the air and creating unhealthy living conditions. Deteriorating plaster and flaking paint also result from wet walls. The presence of flaking, lead-based paint in older (pre-1978) housing is a major public health concern. Children can suffer permanent mental handicaps and psychological disorders if they are subjected to elevated levels of lead, while adults can suffer hypertension and other maladies. Studies have found that, in some urban communities with older housing stocks, over 35% of children tested have elevated blood lead levels (Hastings, et al.: 1997). Nationally, nearly 22% of black, non-hispanic children living in pre-1946 housing were found to have elevated levels of lead in their blood (MWWR Article: February 21,1997). The deterioration of many of these walls is to the point that lead can freely enter the living space.

Wendt, Robert L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Cavallo, James [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1997-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Loss of particles through a clad breach in a simulated sphere-pac fuel pin  

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fault . '" suff ic' ently low so as to be negligible. Fur i herr;or . , thc loss potential for spher e-pac pins after the initial approach to power appe. r s to be no differ ent than for pellet pins. ACKNOWLEDGENENTS The author would like... f illed with the lar ge splier e fr action Rig 3 loaded with both large and small spheres, standing in its containment basin 12 Close-up view of the fixed cnack in Rig 2, shown with the segmented plug in place 1 3 Close-up view of the variable...

Sunderland, Dion Julian

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine airfoil with outer wall thickness indicators  

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A turbine airfoil usable in a turbine engine and including a depth indicator for determining outer wall blade thickness. The airfoil may include an outer wall having a plurality of grooves in the outer surface of the outer wall. The grooves may have a depth that represents a desired outer surface and wall thickness of the outer wall. The material forming an outer surface of the outer wall may be removed to be flush with an innermost point in each groove, thereby reducing the wall thickness and increasing efficiency. The plurality of grooves may be positioned in a radially outer region of the airfoil proximate to the tip.

Marra, John J; James, Allister W; Merrill, Gary B

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

223

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.

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Hot Pin Welding of Thin Poly(vinyl chloride) Sheet James D. Van de Ven, Arthur G. Erdman  

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Hot Pin Welding of Thin Poly(vinyl chloride) Sheet James D. Van de Ven, Arthur G. Erdman Mechanical of welding two thin sheets of poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) with a heated pin, thus allowing construction of a relationship between the weld temperature and weld strength. Constructing a relationship between weld strength

Van de Ven, James D.

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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

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Direct observation of superconducting vortex clusters pinned by a periodic array of magnetic dots in ferromagnetic/superconducting hybrid structures  

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Direct observation of superconducting vortex clusters pinned by a periodic array of magnetic dots in ferromagnetic/superconducting hybrid structures T. Shapoval,1,* V. Metlushko,2 M. Wolf,1 B. Holzapfel,1 V. Neu,1, Illinois 60612, USA Received 13 November 2009; published 11 March 2010 Strong pinning of superconducting

Metlushko, Vitali

227

MHD Electrode and wall constructions  

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Electrode and wall constructions for the walls of a channel transmitting the hot plasma in a magnetohydrodynamic generator. The electrodes and walls are made of a plurality of similar modules which are spaced from one another along the channel. The electrodes can be metallic or ceramic, and each module includes one or more electrodes which are exposed to the plasma and a metallic cooling bar which is spaced from the plasma and which has passages through which a cooling fluid flows to remove heat transmitted from the electrode to the cooling bar. Each electrode module is spaced from and electrically insulated from each adjacent module while interconnected by the cooling fluid which serially flows among selected modules. A wall module includes an electrically insulating ceramic body exposed to the plasma and affixed, preferably by mechanical clips or by brazing, to a metallic cooling bar spaced from the plasma and having cooling fluid passages. Each wall module is, similar to the electrode modules, electrically insulated from the adjacent modules and serially interconnected to other modules by the cooling fluid.

Way, Stewart (Columbia, MD); Lempert, Joseph (Penn Hills, PA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

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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Technical Review Report for the Justification for Shipment of Sodium-Bonded Carbide Fuel Pins in the T-3 Cask  

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This report documents the review of the Fluor Submittal (hereafter, the Submittal), prepared by Savannah River Packaging Technology (SRPT) of Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), at the request of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Richland Operations Office, for the shipment of unirradiated and irradiated sodium-bonded carbide fuel pins. The sodium-bonded carbide fuel pins are currently stored at the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) awaiting shipment to Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Normally, modified contents are included into the next revision of the SARP. However, the contents, identified to be shipped from FFTF to Idaho National Laboratory, are a one-way shipment of 18 irradiated fuel pins and 7 unirradiated fuel pins, where the irradiated and unirradiated fuel pins are shipped separately, and can be authorized with a letter amendment to the existing Certificate of Compliance (CoC).

West, M; DiSabatino, A

2008-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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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

231

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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Four pin mounting system for nuclear reactor control rod guide tubes  

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This paper describes a nuclear reactor having a control rod guide tube and an upper core plate, a pin-type mounting system for removably mounting the lower flange of a control rod guide tube over an opening in the upper core plate. It comprises: a pair of resilient pin members formed of stainless steel, mounted in passages formed through first opposing sides of the guide tube lower flange and resiliently and slidably receivable in a first pair of opposing bores formed on first opposing sides of the opening in the upper core plate to permit deflection thereof when the guide tube is subject to the usual shear loads associated with the operation of the nuclear reactor, the resilient pin members bearing substantially all of the usual shear load to which the guide tube is subjected. A paid of reinforcing pin members formed to stainless steel mounted on second opposing sides of the guide tube lower flange and slidably receivable in a second pair of bores formed on second opposing sides of the opening in the upper core plate.

Balog, L.J.; Boyle, D.E.

1990-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

233

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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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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Enhanced pinning in YBCO films with BaZrO3 nanoparticles  

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A process and composition of matter are provided and involve flux pinning in thin films of high temperature superconductive oxides such as YBCO by inclusion of particles including barium and a group 4 or group 5 metal, such as zirconium, in the thin film.

Driscoll, Judith L.; Foltyn, Stephen R.

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Design of Pin-Constrained Digital Microfluidic Arrays for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications*  

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Automated Design of Pin-Constrained Digital Microfluidic Arrays for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications University, Durham, NC 27708, USA {wlh,fs,krish}@ee.duke.edu ABSTRACT Microfluidics-based biochips, also of discrete droplets on a microfluidic array. In contrast to the direct-addressing scheme that has been

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

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Choked Flow Effects in the NSI Driven Pin Puller* Keith A. Gonthiertand Joseph M. Powerst  

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pyrotechnic, incompressible condensed phase combustion products, and gas phase combustion products. The model-5637 Abstract This paper presents an analysis for pyrotechnic combustion and pin motion in the NASA Standard and condensed phase products form a large fraction of the mass and volume of the total system, and 2) accounting

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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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Steel-framed buildings: Impacts of wall detail configurations on the whole wall thermal performance  

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The main objective of this paper is the influence of architectural wall details on the whole wall thermal performance. Whole wall thermal performance analysis was performed for six light gage steel-framed wall systems (some with wood components). For each wall system, all wall details were simulated using calibrated 3-D finite difference computer modeling. The thermal performance of the six steel-framed wall systems included various system details and the whole wall system thermal performance for a typical single-story ranch house. Currently, predicted heat losses through building walls are typically based on measurements of the wall system clear wall area using test methods such as ASTM C 236 or are calculated by one of the procedures recommended in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals that often is carried out for the clear wall area exclusively. In this paper, clear wall area is defined as the part of the wall system that is free of thermal anomalies due to building envelope details or thermally unaffected by intersections with other surfaces of the building envelope. Clear wall experiments or calculations normally do not include the effects of building envelope details such as corners, window and door openings, and structural intersections with roofs, floors, ceilings, and other walls. In steel-framed wall systems, these details typically consist of much more structural components than the clear wall. For this situation, the thermal properties measured or calculated for the clear wall area do not adequately represent the total wall system thermal performance. Factors that would impact the ability of today`s standard practice to accurately predict the total wall system thermal performance are the accuracy of the calculation methods, the area of the total wall that is clear wall, and the quantity and thermal performance of the various wall system details.

Kosny, J.; Desjarlais, A.O.; Christian, J.E.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wall Drying in Hot and Humid Climates  

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drying potential while at the same time providing a high potential for mold growth. To reduce moisture accumulation in wall systems, it is important to design wall systems that not only reduce moisture intrusion, but also allow drying. Yet often a wall...

Boone, K.; Weston, T.; Pascual, X.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

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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Flux pinning characteristics in cylindrical ingot niobium used in superconducting radio frequency cavity fabrication  

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We present the results of from DC magnetization and penetration depth measurements of cylindrical bulk large-grain (LG) and fine-grain (FG) niobium samples used for the fabrication of superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities. The surface treatment consisted of electropolishing and low temperature baking as they are typically applied to SRF cavities. The magnetization data were fitted using a modified critical state model. The critical current density Jc and pinning force Fp are calculated from the magnetization data and their temperature dependence and field dependence are presented. The LG samples have lower critical current density and pinning force density compared to FG samples which implies a lower flux trapping efficiency. This effect may explain the lower values of residual resistance often observed in LG cavities than FG cavities.

Dhavale Ashavai, Pashupati Dhakal, Anatolii A Polyanskii, Gianluigi Ciovati

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Superconducting Materials for Use in Magnet Applications: Nb3Sn Flux Pinning and Bi-2212 Magnetic Texturing  

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as round wires are presented and discussed. Processes were developed to increase flux pinning in Nb3Sn by utilizing powder metallurgy techniques to introduce a heterogeneously homogenous distribution of nanoscale inclusions of candidate materials in Nb rod...

Rahmani, David G.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Enhanced Flux-Pinning Properties in Superconducting YBa2Cu3O7-? Thin Films with Nanoengineering Methods  

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. Furthermore, dopants with ferromagnetic properties are also reported to provide enhanced pinning effects by Lorentz force, especially under high-applied magnetic fields. The principle of these methods is to generate high-density defects at the heterogeneous...

Tsai, Chen-Fong

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Thermodynamics of the six-vertex model in an L-shaped domain  

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We consider the six-vertex model in an L-shaped domain of the square lattice, with domain wall boundary conditions. For free-fermion vertex weights the partition function can be expressed in terms of some Hankel determinant, or equivalently as a Coulomb gas with discrete measure and a non-polynomial potential with two hard walls. We use Coulomb gas methods to study the partition function in the thermodynamic limit. We obtain the free energy of the six-vertex model as a function of the parameters describing the geometry of the scaled L-shaped domain. Under variations of these parameters the system undergoes a third-order phase transition. The result can also be considered in the context of dimer models, for the perfect matchings of the Aztec diamond graph with a cut-off corner.

Filippo Colomo; Andrei G. Pronko

2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

248

Normal Heat Conductivity in a strongly pinned chain of anharmonic oscillators  

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We consider a chain of coupled and strongly pinned anharmonic oscillators subject to a non-equilibrium random forcing. Assuming that the stationary state is approximately Gaussian, we first derive a stationary Boltzmann equation. By localizing the involved resonances, we next invert the linearized collision operator and compute the heat conductivity. In particular, we show that the Gaussian approximation yields a finite conductivity $\\kappa\\sim\\frac{1}{\\lambda^2T^2}$, for $\\lambda$ the anharmonic coupling strength.

R. Lefevere; A. Schenkel

2005-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Criticality experiments with mixed oxide fuel pin arrays in plutonium-uranium nitrate solution  

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A series of critical experiments was completed with mixed plutonium-uranium solutions having a Pu/(Pu + U) ratio of approximately 0.22 in a boiler tube-type lattice assembly. These experiments were conducted as part of the Criticality Data Development Program between the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) and the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC) of Japan. A complete description of the experiments and data are included in this report. The experiments were performed with an array of mixed oxide fuel pins in aqueous plutonium-uranium solutions. The fuel pins were contained in a boiler tube-type tank and arranged in a 1.4 cm square pitch array which resembled cylindrical geometry. One experiment was perfomed with the fuel pins removed from the vessel. The experiments were performed with a water reflector. The concentration of the solutions in the boiler tube-type tank was varied from 4 to 468 g (Pu + U)/liter. The ratio of plutonium to total heavy metal (plutonium plus uranium) was approximately 0.22 for all experiments.

Lloyd, R.C. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Smolen, G.R. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Statistical analysis of the velocity and scalar fields in reacting turbulent wall-jets  

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The concept of local isotropy in a chemically reacting turbulent wall-jet flow is addressed using direct numerical simulation (DNS) data. Different DNS databases with isothermal and exothermic reactions are examined. The chemical reaction and heat release effects on the turbulent velocity, passive scalar and reactive species fields are studied using their probability density functions (PDF) and higher order moments for velocities and scalar fields, as well as their gradients. With the aid of the anisotropy invariant maps for the Reynolds stress tensor the heat release effects on the anisotropy level at different wall-normal locations are evaluated and found to be most accentuated in the near-wall region. It is observed that the small-scale anisotropies are persistent both in the near-wall region and inside the jet flame. Two exothermic cases with different Damkohler number are examined and the comparison revealed that the Damkohler number effects are most dominant in the near-wall region, where the wall cooling effects are influential. In addition, with the aid of PDFs conditioned on the mixture fraction, the significance of the reactive scalar characteristics in the reaction zone is illustrated. We argue that the combined effects of strong intermittency and strong persistency of anisotropy at the small scales in the entire domain can affect mixing and ultimately the combustion characteristics of the reacting flow.

Z. Pouransari; L. Biferale; A. V. Johansson

2015-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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POROUS WALL, HOLLOW GLASS MICROSPHERES  

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Hollow Glass Microspheres (HGM) is not a new technology. All one has to do is go to the internet and Google{trademark} HGM. Anyone can buy HGM and they have a wide variety of uses. HGM are usually between 1 to 100 microns in diameter, although their size can range from 100 nanometers to 5 millimeters in diameter. HGM are used as lightweight filler in composite materials such as syntactic foam and lightweight concrete. In 1968 a patent was issued to W. Beck of the 3M{trademark} Company for 'Glass Bubbles Prepared by Reheating Solid Glass Particles'. In 1983 P. Howell was issued a patent for 'Glass Bubbles of Increased Collapse Strength' and in 1988 H. Marshall was issued a patent for 'Glass Microbubbles'. Now Google{trademark}, Porous Wall, Hollow Glass Microspheres (PW-HGMs), the key words here are Porous Wall. Almost every article has its beginning with the research done at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). The Savannah River Site (SRS) where SRNL is located has a long and successful history of working with hydrogen and its isotopes for national security, energy, waste management and environmental remediation applications. This includes more than 30 years of experience developing, processing, and implementing special ceramics, including glasses for a variety of Department of Energy (DOE) missions. In the case of glasses, SRS and SRNL have been involved in both the science and engineering of vitreous or glass based systems. As a part of this glass experience and expertise, SRNL has developed a number of niches in the glass arena, one of which is the development of porous glass systems for a variety of applications. These porous glass systems include sol gel glasses, which include both xerogels and aerogels, as well as phase separated glass compositions, that can be subsequently treated to produce another unique type of porosity within the glass forms. The porous glasses can increase the surface area compared to 'normal glasses of a 1 to 2 order of magnitude, which can result in unique properties in areas such as hydrogen storage, gas transport, gas separations and purifications, sensors, global warming applications, new drug delivery systems and so on. One of the most interesting porous glass products that SRNL has developed and patented is Porous Wall, Hollow Glass Microspheres (PW-HGMs) that are being studied for many different applications. The European Patent Office (EPO) just recently notified SRS that the continuation-in-part patent application for the PW-HGMs has been accepted. The original patent, which was granted by the EPO on June 2, 2010, was validated in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The microspheres produced are generally in the range of 2 to 100 microns, with a 1 to 2 micron wall. What makes the SRNL microspheres unique from all others is that the team in Figure 1 has found a way to induce and control porosity through the thin walls on a scale of 100 to 3000 {angstrom}. This is what makes the SRNL HW-HGMs one-of-a-kind, and is responsible for many of their unique properties and potential for various applications, including those in tritium storage, gas separations, H-storage for vehicles, and even a variety of new medical applications in the areas of drug delivery and MRI contrast agents. SRNL Hollow Glass Microspheres, and subsequent, Porous Wall, Hollow Glass Microspheres are fabricated using a flame former apparatus. Figure 2 is a schematic of the apparatus.

Sexton, W.

2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Transparent Poly(methyl methacrylate)/Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (PMMA/SWNT) Composite Films with Increased  

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Transparent Poly(methyl methacrylate)/Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (PMMA/SWNT) Composite Films to conventional polymer composites due to the stronger interac- tions between polymer and filler phases. Carbon and fast-growing class of materials with nanosized filler domains finely dispersed in a polymer matrix.[1

Harmon, Julie P.

256

First Wall and Operational Diagnostics  

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In this chapter we review numerous diagnostics capable of measurements at or near the first wall, many of which contribute information useful for safe operation of a tokamak. There are sections discussing infrared cameras, visible and VUV cameras, pressure gauges and RGAs, Langmuir probes, thermocouples, and erosion and deposition measurements by insertable probes and quartz microbalance. Also discussed are dust measurements by electrostatic detectors, laser scattering, visible and IR cameras, and manual collection of samples after machine opening. In each case the diagnostic is discussed with a view toward application to a burning plasma machine such as ITER.

Lasnier, C; Allen, S; Boedo, J; Groth, M; Brooks, N; McLean, A; LaBombard, B; Sharpe, J; Skinner, C; Whyte, D; Rudakov, D; West, W; Wong, C

2006-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Rotating Collectors from the Private Region of JET with Carbon Wall and Metallic ITER-Like Wall  

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Analysis of Rotating Collectors from the Private Region of JET with Carbon Wall and Metallic ITER-Like Wall

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SRNL POROUS WALL GLASS MICROSPHERES  

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The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has developed a new medium for storage of hydrogen and other gases. This involves fabrication of thin, Porous Walled, Hollow Glass Microspheres (PW-HGMs), with diameters generally in the range of 1 to several hundred microns. What is unique about the glass microballons is that porosity has been induced and controlled within the thin, one micron thick walls, on the scale of 10 to several thousand Angstroms. This porosity results in interesting properties including the ability to use these channels to fill the microballons with special absorbents and other materials, thus providing a contained environment even for reactive species. Gases can now enter the microspheres and be retained on the absorbents, resulting in solid-state and contained storage of even reactive species. Also, the porosity can be altered and controlled in various ways, and even used to filter mixed gas streams within a system. SRNL is involved in about a half dozen different programs involving these PW-HGMs and an overview of some of these activities and results emerging are presented.

Wicks, G; Leung Heung, L; Ray Schumacher, R

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

259

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

260

Textural break foundation wall construction modules  

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Below-grade, textural-break foundation wall structures are provided for inhibiting diffusion and advection of liquids and gases into and out from a surrounding hydrogeologic environment. The foundation wall structure includes a foundation wall having an interior and exterior surface and a porous medium disposed around a portion of the exterior surface. The structure further includes a modular barrier disposed around a portion of the porous medium. The modular barrier is substantially removable from the hydrogeologic environment.

Phillips, Steven J. (Kennewick, WA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

Liquid Walls Innovative High Power Density Concepts  

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-CLIFF 3.High-Temperature Refractory Solid Wall -EVOLVE (Two-Phase Lithium Flow) -Helium Cooling erosion as limiting factors -Results in smaller and lower cost components (chamb

California at Los Angeles, University of

264

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

265

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

266

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

267

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

268

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

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.

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

270

Method and composition for improving flux pinning and critical current in superconductors  

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Superconducting materials and methods of forming superconducting materials are disclosed. Highly oxidized superconductors are heated at a relatively high temperature so as to release oxygen, which migrates out of the material, and form a non-superconducting phase which does not diffuse out of grains of the material. The material is then reoxidized at a lower temperature, leaving the non-superconducting inclusions inside a superconducting phase. The non-superconducting inclusions act as pinning centers in the superconductor, increasing the critical current thereof. 14 figs.

Morris, D.E.

1995-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

271

Method and composition for improving flux pinning and critical current in superconductors  

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Superconducting materials and methods of forming superconducting materials are disclosed. Highly oxidized superconductors are heated at a relatively high temperature so as to release oxygen, which migrates out of the material, and form a non-superconducting phase which does not diffuse out of grains of the material. The material is then reoxidized at a lower temperature, leaving the non-superconducting inclusions inside a superconducting phase. The non-superconducting inclusions act as pinning centers in the superconductor, increasing the critical current thereof.

Morris, Donald E. (Kensington, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

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

273

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

274

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

275

Observational evidence for superfluidity, and pinning, in the core of neutron stars  

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The observed large rates of spinning down after glitches in some radio pulsars has been previously explained in terms of a long-term spin-up behaviour of a superfluid part of the crust of neutron stars. We argue that the suggested mechanism is not viable; being inconsistent with the basic requirements for a superfluid spin-up, in addition to its quantitative disagreement with the data. One may therefore conclude, for the first time, that the presence and the pinned nature of neutron superfluid in the core of neutron stars is evidenced by the existing observational data.

M. Jahan-Miri

1999-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

276

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

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

277

Magnetic domain walls for on-chip transport and detection of superparamagnetic beads  

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Surface-functionalized superparamagnetic (SPM) microbeads are of great interest in biomedical research and diagnostic device engineering for tagging, manipulating, and detecting chemical and biological species in a fluid ...

Rapoport, Elizabeth Ashera

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

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

279

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

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for technological development, repetitive pulse experiments also showed that many of the pulses gave smaller speeds or no movement at all, so that the current-driven motion...

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Neutron irradiation effects on domain wall mobility and reversibility in lead zirconate titanate thin films  

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and sensing applications in satellite and nuclear power technology where radiation damage may determine, Austin, Texas 78758, USA 2 Electronic, Optic and Nano Materials Department, Sandia National Laboratories online 28 March 2013) The effects of neutron-induced damage on the ferroelectric properties of thin film

Ferreira, Paulo J.

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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Perturbative renormalization of proton observables in lattice QCD using domain wall fermions  

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Deep inelastic scattering unambiguously measures hadron observables characterizing the quark-gluon structure of hadrons. The only way to calculate these observables from first principles is lattice QCD. Experiments measure ...

Bistrović , Bojan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Near-wall serpentine cooled turbine airfoil  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A serpentine coolant flow path is formed by inner walls in a cavity between pressure and suction side walls of a turbine airfoil, the cavity partitioned by one or more transverse partitions into a plurality of continuous serpentine cooling flow streams each having a respective coolant inlet.

Lee, Ching-Pang

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

291

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

292

External Insulation of Masonry Walls and Wood Framed Walls  

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The use of exterior insulation on a building is an accepted and effective means to increase the overall thermal resistance of the assembly that also has other advantages of improved water management and often increased air tightness of building assemblies. For thin layers of insulation (1" to 1 1/2"), the cladding can typically be attached directly through the insulation back to the structure. For thicker insulation layers, furring strips have been added as a cladding attachment location. This approach has been used in the past on numerous Building America test homes and communities (both new and retrofit applications), and has been proven to be an effective and durable means to provide cladding attachment. However, the lack of engineering data has been a problem for many designers, contractors, and code officials. This research project developed baseline engineering analysis to support the installation of thick layers of exterior insulation on existing masonry and frame walls. Furthermore, water management details necessary to integrate windows, doors, decks, balconies and roofs were created to provide guidance on the integration of exterior insulation strategies with other enclosure elements.

Baker, P.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

2003 Plant Cell Walls Gordon Conference  

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This conference will address recent progress in many aspects of cell wall biology. Molecular, genetic, and genomic approaches are yielding major advances in our understanding of the composition, synthesis, and architecture of plant cell walls and their dynamics during growth, and are identifying the genes that encode the machinery needed to make their biogenesis possible. This meeting will bring together international scientists from academia, industry and government labs to share the latest breakthroughs and perspectives on polysaccharide biosynthesis, wood formation, wall modification, expansion and interaction with other organisms, and genomic & evolutionary analyses of wall-related genes, as well as to discuss recent ''nanotechnological'' advances that take wall analysis to the level of a single cell.

Daniel J. Cosgrove

2004-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report for "Stabilization of resistive wall modes using moving metal walls"  

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The UW experiment used a linear pinch experiment to study the stabilization of MHD by moving metal walls. The methodology of the experiment had three steps. (1) Identify and understand the no-wall MHD instability limits and character, (2) identify and understand the thin-wall MHD instabilities (re- sistive wall mode), and then (3) add the spinning wall and understand its impact on stability properties. During the duration of the grant we accomplished all 3 of these goals, discovered new physics, and completed the experiment as proposed.

Forest, Cary B.

2014-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

295

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

296

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

297

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

298

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

299

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

300

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

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301

STUDY OF THE RADIATION HARDNESS OF VCSEL AND PIN K.K. GAN, W. FERNANDO, H.P. KAGAN, R.D. KASS, A. LAW,  

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that the main radiation effect is bulk damage in the VCSEL and PIN with the displacement of atoms. After five and VCSEL arrays coupled to radiation-hard ASICs produced for the current pixel optical link [5], the DORIC1 STUDY OF THE RADIATION HARDNESS OF VCSEL AND PIN ARRAYS K.K. GAN, W. FERNANDO, H.P. KAGAN, R

Gan, K. K.

302

You have remarkable ideas. share them at the Falling Walls lab!  

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of the falling wallS lab + conference berlin 8/9 nov 2012 aPPlYnoW!www.falling-walls.com/lab THE FALLING WALLS

Heermann, Dieter W.

303

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

304

Highway noise reduction by barrier walls  

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's Variables 3. Noise Reduction and Noise Reduction Factor 4. Relationship Between Noise Attenuation and d 5. Rettinger's Variables 6. Relationship of Sound-Level Reduction and v 7. Basic Principles in Sound-Transmission Loss 8. The Mass Law Relationship... that the barrier wall is acoustically opaque (i. e. , impermeable to sound waves). Purcell (8) found that the noise transmission loss of a wall was a measure of the ratio of the acoustical energy transmitted through the wall to the acoustical energy incident...

Young, Murray F

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Security Walls, LLC, January 14-18, 2013  

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their contributions to health and safety at Security Walls. Security Walls uses the Job Hazard Analysis process to address protective force hazards and develop controls. Subject...

306

Sorted Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films for Transparent Electrodes...  

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Sorted Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films for Transparent Electrodes in Organic Solar Cells Home > Research > ANSER Research Highlights > Sorted Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube...

307

Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case...  

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Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case Study Analysis Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case Study Analysis This report considers a...

308

Single Wall Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Filtration Efficiency...  

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Single Wall Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Filtration Efficiency Studies Using Laboratory Generated Particles. Single Wall Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Filtration Efficiency...

309

Cellulose binding domain fusion proteins  

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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production thereof. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques.

Shoseyov, Oded (Karmey Yosef, IL); Shpiegl, Itai (Rehovot, IL); Goldstein, Marc A. (Davis, CA); Doi, Roy H. (Davis, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Cellulose binding domain fusion proteins  

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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques. 16 figs.

Shoseyov, O.; Yosef, K.; Shpiegl, I.; Goldstein, M.A.; Doi, R.H.

1998-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

311

See through walls with Wi-Fi  

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Wi-Fi signals are typically information carriers between a transmitter and a receiver. In this thesis, we show that Wi-Fi can also extend our senses, enabling us to see moving objects through walls and behind closed doors. ...

Adib, Fadel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

See through walls with WiFi!  

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Wi-Fi signals are typically information carriers between a transmitter and a receiver. In this paper, we show that Wi-Fi can also extend our senses, enabling us to see moving objects through walls and behind closed doors. ...

Adib, Fadel M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

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

314

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

315

Anisotropic Expansion of the Plant Cell Wall  

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solar panels of leaves to the coiled grap- pling hooks of tendrils. Thompson (1917) re- alized of a unit area of cell wall is characterized by the direction and degree of anisotropy. The direction

Baskin, Tobias

316

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

317

Comparison of p-i-n and n-i-n carbon nanotube FETs regarding high-frequency performance  

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-effect transistors (CNFETs) are compared via simulations using a self-consistent, energy-dependent effective to direct source­drain tunneling, and to band-to-band tunneling (BTBT). The latter trans- port mechanism off the device. In order to avoid this undesirable power consumption, the p-i-n CNFET has been

Pulfrey, David L.

318

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 in diverse applications [1,5,12,14] to augment systems' thermal-hydraulic and chemical perfor- mance studied in the context of turbine blade cooling. Nusselt number and friction factor correlations

Peles, Yoav

319

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

320

Correlation Between Domain Behavior and Magnetic Properties of Materials  

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Correlation between length scales in the field of magnetism has long been a topic of intensive study. The long-term desire is simple: to determine one theory that completely describes the magnetic behavior of matter from an individual atomic particle all the way up to large masses of material. One key piece to this puzzle is connecting the behavior of a material's domains on the nanometer scale with the magnetic properties of an entire large sample or device on the centimeter scale. In the first case study involving the FeSiAl thin films, contrast and spacing of domain patterns are clearly related to microstructure and stress. Case study 2 most clearly demonstrates localized, incoherent domain wall motion switching with field applied along an easy axis for a square hysteresis loop. In case study 3, axis-specific images of the complex Gd-Si-Ge material clearly show the influence of uniaxial anisotropy. Case study 4, the only study with the sole intent of creating domain structures for imaging, also demonstrated in fairly simple terms the effects of increasing stress on domain patterns. In case study 5, it was proven that the width of magnetoresistance loops could be quantitatively predicted using only MFM. When all of the case studies are considered together, a dominating factor seems to be that of anisotropy, both magneticrostaylline and stress induced. Any quantitative bulk measurements heavily reliant on K coefficients, such as the saturation fields for the FeSiAl films, H{sub c} in cases 1, 3, and 5, and the uniaxial character of the Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub 2}Ge{sub 2}), transferred to and from the domain scale quite well. In-situ measurements of domain rotation and switching, could also be strongly correlated with bulk magnetic properties, including coercivity, M{sub s}, and hysteresis loop shape. In most cases, the qualitative nature of the domain structures, when properly considered, matched quite well to what might have been expected from theory and calculation, and provided such information in a matter of minutes. In fact, typical characterization in each of these studies was far more complete and reliable with domain imagery to back it up--especially the single crystal and applied field pictures. In these simple cases, it appears that domain imagery may be close to standing alone in magnetic characterization. The surprises in the 10 nm CoFeHfO film, the complexity seen in the polycrystalline Gd-Si-Ge sample and the broad range predictions of the K{sub 1} of the same reinforce the unreliability of making concrete statements based purely on domain imagery of any type, but it may be possible to create standards similar to the types used in optical microscopy for metallography in these complex cases.

Jeffrey Scott Leib

2003-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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

322

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

323

Pinning quantum phase transition of photons in a hollow-core fiber  

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We show that a pinning quantum phase transition for photons could be observed in a hollow-core one-dimensional fiber loaded with a cold atomic gas. Utilizing the strong light confinement in the fiber, a range of different strongly correlated polaritonic and photonic states, corresponding to both strong and weak interactions can be created and probed. The key ingredient is the creation of a tunable effective lattice potential acting on the interacting polaritonic gas which is possible by slightly modulating the atomic density. We analyze the relevant phase diagram corresponding to the realizable Bose-Hubbard (weak) and sine-Gordon (strong) interacting regimes and conclude by describing the measurement process. The latter consists of mapping the stationary excitations to propagating light pulses whose correlations can be efficiently probed once they exit the fiber using available optical technologies

MingXia Huo; Dimitris G. Angelakis

2011-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

324

Thin Wall Cast Iron: Phase II  

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The development of thin-wall technology allows the designers of energy consuming equipment to select the most appropriate material based on cost/material properties considerations, and not solely on density. The technology developed in this research project will permit the designers working for the automotive industry to make a better informed choice between competing materials and thin wall cast iron, thus decreasing the overall cost of the automobile.

Doru M. Stefanescu

2005-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

325

Bremsstrahlung Radiation At a Vacuum Bubble Wall  

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When charged particles collide with a vacuum bubble, they can radiate strong electromagnetic waves due to rapid deceleration. Owing to the energy loss of the particles by this bremsstrahlung radiation, there is a non-negligible damping pressure acting on the bubble wall even when thermal equilibrium is maintained. In the non-relativistic region, this pressure is proportional to the velocity of the wall and could have influenced the bubble dynamics in the early universe.

Jae-Weon Lee; Kyungsub Kim; Chul H. Lee; Ji-ho Jang

2007-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

326

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

327

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

328

Demonstration of Emitted-Neutron Computed Tomography to Count Fuel Pins  

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In this paper, we report demonstration of emitted-neutron computed tomography using fast fission neutrons to infer the geometry of sources of special nuclear material (SNM) such as fuel pins. In a proof-of-concept measurement at the Idaho National Laboratory s (INL s) Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) facility, an array of unirradiated Pu MOX fuel rodlets in a soup can were imaged, and a bias defect consisting of a single rodlet containing Pu replaced by one containing depleted uranium (DU) was detected. The imaging system employed in the demonstration is based on a newly constructed array of pixelated neutron detectors that are suitable for arrangement in a close-packed imaging array and whose active volume consists of liquid scintillator EJ-309 which allows neutron-gamma discrimination via pulse shape to enable pure fast-neutron imaging. The imaging array was used along with a radial collimator aperture in order to perform high quality fast-neutron imaging where tomographic reconstruction of slices through an object resolve neutron sources similar in dimension to a fuel pellet, or about 1 cm. Measurements were performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with neutron sources in addition to those performed at the INL s ZPPR facility with Pu MOX fuel rodlets. An analogous capability to detect single-pin defects in spent fuel assemblies would be desirable, such as for safeguards verification measurements of spent fuel assemblies just prior to transferring them from the spent fuel cooling pool to long term dry cask storage. This paper describes the design and construction of the present imager, characterization measurements with neutron sources at ORNL, measurements with SNM at INL s ZPPR facility, and feasibility of building an analogous imager for spent fuel measurements.

Hausladen, Paul [ORNL] [ORNL; Blackston, Matthew A [ORNL] [ORNL; Brubaker, E. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)] [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Chichester, David [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)] [Idaho National Laboratory (INL); Marleau, P. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)] [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Newby, Robert Jason [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Demonstration of Emitted-Neutron Computed Tomography to Count Fuel Pins  

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In this paper, we report demonstration of emitted-neutron computed tomography using fast fission neutrons to infer the geometry of sources of special nuclear material (SNM) such as fuel pins. In a proof-of-concept measurement at the Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL’s) Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) facility, an array of unirradiated Pu MOX fuel rodlets in a soup can were imaged, and a bias defect consisting of a single rodlet containing Pu replaced by one containing depleted uranium (DU) was detected. The imaging system employed in the demonstration is based on a newly constructed array of pixelated neutron detectors that are suitable for arrangement in a close-packed imaging array and whose active volume consists of liquid scintillator EJ-309 which allows neutron-gamma discrimination via pulse shape to enable pure fast-neutron imaging. The imaging array was used along with a radial collimator aperture in order to perform high quality fast-neutron imaging where tomographic reconstruction of slices through an object resolve neutron sources similar in dimension to a fuel pellet, or about 1 cm. Measurements were performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with neutron sources in addition to those performed at the INL’s ZPPR facility with Pu MOX fuel rodlets. An analogous capability to detect single-pin defects in spent fuel assemblies would be desirable, such as for safeguards verification measurements of spent fuel assemblies just prior to transferring them from the spent fuel cooling pool to long term dry cask storage. This paper describes the design and construction of the present imager, characterization measurements with neutron sources at ORNL, measurements with SNM at INL’s ZPPR facility, and feasibility of building an analogous imager for spent fuel measurements.

P. A. Hausladen; M. A. Blackston; E. Brubaker; D. L. Chichester; P. Marleau; R. J. Newby

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

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

331

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

332

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

333

Near-wall modeling of an isothermal vertical wall using one-dimensional turbulence  

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[5]. The challenge in modeling this class of flows is the coupling between the heat transfer approaches are considered for describing the heat transfer from a vertical isothermal wall. In this approach at the wall surface and the generation of turbulence from buoyancy forces, which in turn, affect

DesJardin, Paul E.

334

DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION FOR A MIXED FINITE ELEMENT ...  

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... porous media, where highly discontinuous conductivity coefficients are also ...... [14] B. Smith, P. Bjørstad, and W. Gropp, Domain Decomposition, Cambridge

SIAM (#1) 1035 2001 Apr 10 12:32:38

2003-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

335

Magnetic domains were not found in tetrataenite.  

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collaboration with electrical engineers to produce the proper magnetic tape to view domains in. Observing and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 Future Work While the magnetism· Magnetic domains were not found in tetrataenite. · Figure 4 shows magnetic domains found

Mountziaris, T. J.

336

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

337

Concrete Domains and Nominals United Carlos Areces  

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Concrete Domains and Nominals United Carlos Areces University of Amsterdam The Netherlands carlos(D), the extension of ALC with concrete domains, is known to be PSpace-complete, in this article we show on the concrete domain D used). The proof is by a reduction of a NExpTime-complete variant of the domino problem

Lutz, Carsten

338

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

339

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, Leander J. (Los Alamos, NM); Bergren, Donald A. (Los Alamos, NM)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Turbine airfoil with a compliant outer wall  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A turbine airfoil usable in a turbine engine with a cooling system and a compliant dual wall configuration configured to enable thermal expansion between inner and outer layers while eliminating stress formation in the outer layer is disclosed. The compliant dual wall configuration may be formed a dual wall formed from inner and outer layers separated by a support structure. The outer layer may be a compliant layer configured such that the outer layer may thermally expand and thereby reduce the stress within the outer layer. The outer layer may be formed from a nonplanar surface configured to thermally expand. In another embodiment, the outer layer may be planar and include a plurality of slots enabling unrestricted thermal expansion in a direction aligned with the outer layer.

Campbell, Christian X. (Oviedo, FL); Morrison, Jay A. (Oviedo, FL)

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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INTEGRATED ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOW-WALL SYSTEMS  

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The building industry faces the challenge of reducing energy use while simultaneously improving construction methods and marketability. This paper describes the first phase of a project to address these concerns by designing an Integrated Window Wall System (IWWS) that can be commercialized. This work builds on previous research conducted during the 1990's by Lawrence Berkeley national Laboratories (LBNL). During this phase, the objective was to identify appropriate technologies, problems and issues and develop a number of design concepts. Four design concepts were developed into prototypes and preliminary energy analyses were conducted Three of these concepts (the foam wall, steel wall, and stiffened plate designs) showed particular potential for meeting the project objectives and will be continued into a second phase where one or two of the systems will be brought closer to commercialization.

Michael Arney, Ph.D.

2002-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

342

Wood Pulp Digetster Wall Corrosion Investigation  

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The modeling of the flow in a wood pulp digester is but one component of the investigation of the corrosion of digesters. This report describes the development of a Near-Wall-Model (NWM) that is intended to couple with a CFD model that determines the flow, heat, and chemical species transport and reaction within the bulk flow of a digester. Lubrication theory approximations were chosen from which to develop a model that could determine the flow conditions within a thin layer near the vessel wall using information from the interior conditions provided by a CFD calculation of the complete digester. The other conditions will be determined by coupled solutions of the wood chip, heat, and chemical species transport and chemical reactions. The NWM was to couple with a digester performance code in an iterative fashion to provide more detailed information about the conditions within the NW region. Process Simulations, Ltd (PSL) is developing the digester performance code. This more detailed (and perhaps more accurate) information from the NWM was to provide an estimate of the conditions that could aggravate the corrosion at the wall. It is intended that this combined tool (NWM-PSL) could be used to understand conditions at/near the wall in order to develop methods to reduce the corrosion. However, development and testing of the NWM flow model took longer than anticipated and the other developments (energy and species transport, chemical reactions and linking with the PSL code) were not completed. The development and testing of the NWM are described in this report. In addition, the investigation of the potential effects of a clear layer (layer reduced in concentration of wood chips) near the wall is reported in Appendix D. The existence of a clear layer was found to enhance the flow near the wall.

Giles, GE

2003-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

343

Enhancement of wall jet transport properties  

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By enhancing the natural instabilities in the boundary layer and in the free shear layer of a wall jet, the boundary is minimized thereby increasing the transport of heat and mass. Enhancing the natural instabilities is accomplished by pulsing the flow of air that creates the wall jet. Such pulsing of the flow of air can be accomplished by sequentially occluding and opening a duct that confines and directs the flow of air, such as by rotating a disk on an axis transverse to the flow of air in the duct. 17 figs.

Claunch, S.D.; Farrington, R.B.

1997-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Alleviation of fermi-level pinning effect at metal/germanium interface by the insertion of graphene layers  

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In this paper, we report the alleviation of the Fermi-level pinning on metal/n-germanium (Ge) contact by the insertion of multiple layers of single-layer graphene (SLG) at the metal/n-Ge interface. A decrease in the Schottky barrier height with an increase in the number of inserted SLG layers was observed, which supports the contention that Fermi-level pinning at metal/n-Ge contact originates from the metal-induced gap states at the metal/n-Ge interface. The modulation of Schottky barrier height by varying the number of inserted SLG layers (m) can bring about the use of Ge as the next-generation complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor material. Furthermore, the inserted SLG layers can be used as the tunnel barrier for spin injection into Ge substrate for spin-based transistors.

Baek, Seung-heon Chris; Seo, Yu-Jin; Oh, Joong Gun; Albert Park, Min Gyu; Bong, Jae Hoon; Yoon, Seong Jun; Lee, Seok-Hee, E-mail: seokheelee@ee.kaist.ac.kr [Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Seo, Minsu; Park, Seung-young [Division of Materials Science, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), 169-148 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Byong-Guk [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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

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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

348

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

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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

351

The rounding of the phase transition for disordered pinning with stretched exponential tails  

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The presence of frozen-in or quenched disorder in a system can often modify the nature of its phase transition. A particular instance of this phenomenon is the so-called rounding effect: it has been shown in many cases that the free-energy curve of the disordered system at its critical point is smoother than that of the homogenous one. In particular some disordered systems do not allow first-order transitions. We study this phenomenon for the pinning of a renewal with stretched-exponential tails on a defect line (the distribution $K$ of the renewal increments satisfies $K(n) \\sim c_K\\exp(-n^{\\alpha}),$ $\\alpha\\in (0,1)$) which has a first order transition when disorder is not present. We show that the critical behavior of the disordered system depends on the value of $\\alpha$: when $\\alpha>1/2$ the transition remains first order, whereas the free-energy diagram is smoothed for $\\alpha\\le 1/2$. Furthermore we show that the rounding effect is getting stronger when $\\alpha$ diminishes.

Hubert Lacoin

2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

352

Assessment of Failure Mechanisms for GFR Vented Fuel Pins Using Hexoloy Cladding  

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A near-term vented fuel pin concept as a back-up option for the gas-cooled fast reactor (GFR) system was evaluated. This work explored the feasibility of using mixed carbide fuel (U0.85P0.15)C with off-the-shelf monolithic SiC clad in order to meet requirements for GFR fuel with an average burnup of 10%. The stress loading on the SiC cladding due to fuel swelling and thermal stress due to temperature gradient were estimated based on the data from the development of carbide fuels in the 1970’s-1980’s and the materials properties for SiC tubes. The fuel swelling at the goal burnup (10%) is expected to produce a hoop stress of approximately 32 MPa in cladding, approaching the estimated maximum allowable hoop stress (~33 MPa) for a SiC cladding reliability of 99.99%. The estimated tensile thermal stress component (~121 MPa) near the outer surface of a monolithic SiC cladding is likely to limit its application at high temperatures.

Jian Gan

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

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

354

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

355

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

357

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

358

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

359

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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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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361

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

362

THE CHINESE WALL LATTICE Ravi Sandhu  

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Sandhu, Ravi

363

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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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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Climbing Wall Climbing Wall PoliciesURWC and St Paul Gym  

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a belay/lead qualification card visible on their harness and have passed the qualification test. Climbers may use personal climbing equipment (harness, belay device, etc.) at the wall. Old or worn equipment

Amin, S. Massoud

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Engineering the fusion reactor first wall  

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Recently the National Academy of Engineering published a set of Grand Challenges in Engineering in which the second item listed was entitled 'Provide energy from fusion'. Clearly a key component of this challenge is the science and technology associated with creating and maintaining burning plasmas. This is being vigorously addressed with both magnetic and inertial approaches with various experiments such as ITER and NIF. Considerably less attention is being given to another key component of this challenge, namely engineering the first wall that will contain the burning plasma. This is a daunting problem requiring technologies and materials that can not only survive, but also perform multiple essential functions in this extreme environment. These functions are (1) shield the remainder of the device from radiation. (2) convert of neutron energy to useful heat and (3) breed and extract tritium to maintain the reactor fuel supply. The first wall must not contaminate the plasma with impurities. It must be infused with cooling to maintain acceptable temperatures on plasma facing and structural components. It must not degrade. It must avoid excessive build-up of tritium on surfaces, and, if surface deposits do form, must be receptive to cleaning techniques. All these functions and constraints must be met while being subjected to nuclear and thermal radiation, particle bombardment, high magnetic fields, thermal cycling and occasional impingement of plasma on the surface. And, operating in a nuclear environment, the first wall must be fully maintainable by remotely-operated manipulators. Elements of the first wall challenge have been studied since the 1970' s both in the US and internationally. Considerable foundational work has been performed on plasma facing materials and breeding blanket/shield modules. Work has included neutronics, materials fabrication and joining, fluid flow, tritium breeding, tritium recovery and containment, energy conversion, materials damage and magnetohydrodynamics. While work to date has been quite valuable, no blanket concept has been built and operated in anything approaching a realistic fusion reactor environment. Rather, work has been limited to isolated experiments on first wall components and paper studies. The need now is to complete necessary R&D on first wall components, assemble components into a practical design, and test the first wall in a realistic fusion environment. Besides supporting work, major prototype experiments could be performed in non-nuclear experiments, as part of the ITER project and as part of the Component Test Facility. The latter is under active consideration and is a proposed machine which would use a driven plasma to expose an entire first wall to a fusion environment. Key US contributors to first wall research have been UCLA, UCSD, U of Wisconsin, LANL, ORNL, PNNL, Argonne and Idaho National Lab. Current efforts have been coordinated by UCLA. It is recognized that when this work progresses to a larger scale, leadership from a national laboratory will be required. LANL is well-prepared to provide such leadership.

Wurden, Glen [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Scott, Willms [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TBU-0061- In the Matter of Misti Wall  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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...

368

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

369

Modeling Left Ventricle Wall Motion Using Tagged Magnetic Resonance Imaging  

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A two-parameter computational model is proposed for the study of the regional motion of the left ventricle (LV) wall using tagged magnetic resonance imaging (tMRI) data. In this model, the LV wall motion is mathematically ...

Alenezy, Mohammed D.

2009-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

370

Dissipation, noise and DCC domain formation  

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We investigate the effect of friction on domain formation in disoriented chiral condensate. We solve the equation of motion of the linear sigma model, in the Hartree approximation, including a friction and a white noise term. For quenched initial condition, we find that even in presence of noise and dissipation domain like structure emerges after a few fermi of evolution. Domain size as large as 5 fm can be formed.

A. K. Chaudhuri

1999-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

371

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

372

Localized domain patterns in complex polymers  

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Localized domain patterns in complex polymers abstract. Block copolymers are macromolecules that can form variety of microstructures as a result of incomplete

373

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

374

Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures (Georgia)  

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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...

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High Performance Walls in Hot-Dry Climates  

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High performance walls represent a high priority measure for moving the next generation of new homes to the Zero Net Energy performance level. The primary goal in improving wall thermal performance revolves around increasing the wall framing from 2x4 to 2x6, adding more cavity and exterior rigid insulation, achieving insulation installation criteria meeting ENERGY STAR's thermal bypass checklist, and reducing the amount of wood penetrating the wall cavity.

Hoeschele, M.; Springer, D.; Dakin, B.; German, A.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Enhanced dielectric-wall linear accelerator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

1998-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

377

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

378

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.

379

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

380

Building Cathedrals and Breaking down Reinforced Concrete Walls  

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Building Cathedrals and Breaking down Reinforced Concrete Walls Michel Brou´e Institut Henri distinction between great mathematicians Concrete walls breakers Michel Brou´e (Institut Henri Poincar´e) John Concrete walls breakers Cathedrals builders Michel Brou´e (Institut Henri Poincar´e) John Thompson

Broué, Michel - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Paris 7

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Designing Precast Concrete Cross Wall Joints Against Progressive Collapse  

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Designing Precast Concrete Cross Wall Joints Against Progressive Collapse Researcher: Mohamad concrete cross wall constructions. Ronan Point Collapse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronan_Point) #12;Due gap is listed as follows: · Limited number of studies for designing precast concrete cross wall

Birmingham, University of

382

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

383

Hollow clay tile wall program summary report  

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Many of the Y-12 Plant buildings, constructed during the 1940s and 1950s, consist of steel ed concrete framing infilled with hollow clay tile (HCT). The infill was intended to provide for building enclosure and was not designed to have vertical or lateral load-carrying capacity. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, seismic and wind evaluations were performed on many of these buildings in conjunction with the preparation of a site-wide safety analysis report. This analytical work, based on the best available methodology, considered lateral load-carrying capacity of the HCT infill on the basis of building code allowable shear values. In parallel with the analysis effort, DOE initiated a program to develop natural phenomena capacity and performance criteria for existing buildings, but these criteria did not specify guidelines for determining the lateral force capacity of frames infilled with HCT. The evaluation of infills was, therefore, based on the provisions for the design of unreinforced masonry as outlined in standard masonry codes. When the results of the seismic and wind evaluations were compared with the new criteria, the projected building capacities fell short of the requirements. Apparently, if the buildings were to meet the new criteria, many millions of dollars would be required for building upgrades. Because the upgrade costs were significant, the assumptions and approaches used in the analyses were reevaluated. Four issues were identified: (1) Once the infilled walls cracked, what capacity (nonlinear response), if any, would the walls have to resist earthquake or wind loads applied in the plane of the infill (in-plane)? (2) Would the infilled walls remain within the steel or reinforced concrete framing when subjected to earthquake or high wind loads applied perpendicular to the infill (out-of-plane)? (3) What was the actual shear capacity of the HCT infill? (4) Was modeling the HCT infill as a shear wall the best approach?

Henderson, R.C.; Jones, W.D. [Gilbert/Commonwealth, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Beavers, J.E. [MS Technology, Inc. (United States)

1995-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

384

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

385

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

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ADVANCED HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLID WALL BLANKET CONCEPTS  

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OAK A271 ADVANCED HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLID WALL BLANKET CONCEPTS. First wall and blanket (FW/blanket) design is a crucial element in the performance and acceptance of a fusion power plant. High temperature structural and breeding materials are needed for high thermal performance. A suitable combination of structural design with the selected materials is necessary for D-T fuel sufficiency. Whenever possible, low afterheat, low chemical reactivity and low activation materials are desired to achieve passive safety and minimize the amount of high-level waste. Of course the selected fusion FW/blanket design will have to match the operational scenarios of high performance plasma. The key characteristics of eight advanced high performance FW/blanket concepts are presented in this paper. Design configurations, performance characteristics, unique advantages and issues are summarized. All reviewed designs can satisfy most of the necessary design goals. For further development, in concert with the advancement in plasma control and scrape off layer physics, additional emphasis will be needed in the areas of first wall coating material selection, design of plasma stabilization coils, consideration of reactor startup and transient events. To validate the projected performance of the advanced FW/blanket concepts the critical element is the need for 14 MeV neutron irradiation facilities for the generation of necessary engineering design data and the prediction of FW/blanket components lifetime and availability.

WONG, CPC; MALANG, S; NISHIO, S; RAFFRAY, R; SAGARA, S

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Heat transfer and friction in a square channel with one-wall or two-wall rib turbulators  

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walls 83 66 Ribbed side Nusselt number ratio versus friction factor ratio for broken ribs on one wall 84 67 Smooth side Nusselt number ratio versus friction factor ratio for broken ribs on one wall . , 68 Ribbed side Nusselt number ratio versus... on one wall . 95 96 97 INTRODUCTION Early heat transfer study shows that roughening the surface is an effective way to enhance the heat transfer from a surface. Modern turbine design applies turbulence promoters/ribs inside cooling passages...

Huang, Jie Joy

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

389

A Theoretical Framework for Chimera Domain Decomposition  

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A Theoretical Framework for Chimera Domain Decomposition S. L. Keeling Sverdrup Technology, Inc. Steger, UC Davis, May 2-4, 1997. 1 Introduction. The Chimera scheme is a domain decomposition method- ometry is divided into simply shaped regions. Unlike other approaches [5], the Chimera method simplifies

Keeling, Stephen L.

390

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

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Reasoning with Concrete Domains Carsten Lutz  

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Reasoning with Concrete Domains Carsten Lutz RWTH Aachen, LuFg Theoretical Computer Science. Concrete domains allow the integration of description logic reasoning with reasoning about concrete objects for building real­world applications, is widely accepted. How­ ever, the complexity of reasoning with concrete

Lutz, Carsten

392

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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Control of magnetohydrodynamic modes with a resistive wall above the wall stabilization limit  

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Studies are shown of control of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) modes in the presence of a resistive wall, below and above the regime for which stabilization is possible with a perfectly conducting wall, i.e., in and above the ideal wall limit. The results show that resistive plasma (tearing-like) modes can be feedback stabilized for current profiles which are unstable above the ideal wall limit, both for tokamak-like and reversed field pinch (RFP)-like profiles. However, above the limit for wall stabilization of ideal plasma modes, resonant or nonresonant, the feedback scheme cannot provide stabilization. The control scheme senses both normal and tangential components of the perturbed magnetic field, and the feedback is proportional to a linear combination of the two. Neither plasma rotation nor complex gain is included. A cylindrical reduced MHD model, in resistive or ideal form, is used, with tokamak-like profiles [increasing profile of q(r)] or RFP-like profiles [decreasing q(r)]. The possible relevance to RFPs and tokamaks is discussed.

Finn, John M. [T-15, Plasma Theory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

394

Method of non-destructively inspecting a curved wall portion  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics Stability Spectrum with a Resistive Wall  

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We show that the eigenvalue equations describing a cylindrical ideal magnetophydrodynamicsw (MHD) plasma interacting with a thin resistive wall can be put into the standard mathematical form: ??? = ??? ?. This is accomplished by using a finite element basis for the plasma, and by adding an extra degree of freedom corresponding to the electrical current in the thin wall. The standard form allows the use of linear eigenvalue solvers, without additional interations, to compute the complete spectrum of plasma modes in the presence of a surrounding restrictive wall at arbitrary separation. We show that our method recovers standard results in the limits of (1) an infinitely resistive wall (no wall), and (2) a zero resistance wall (ideal wall).

S.P. Smith and S.C. Jardin

2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Wall, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to:Seadov PtyInformationSEDS data JumpWakulla County,Wall, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources

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Gas turbine bucket wall thickness control  

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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

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Wall System Innovations: Familiar Materials, Better Performance |  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy Usage »of| Department of EnergyDepartmentDepartment of Energy Wall System

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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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Dynamic load test of Arquin-designed CMU wall.  

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The Arquin Corporation has developed a new method of constructing CMU (concrete masonry unit) walls. This new method uses polymer spacers connected to steel wires that serve as reinforcing as well as a means of accurately placing the spacers so that the concrete block can be dry stacked. The hollows of the concrete block are then filled with grout. As part of a New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBA), Sandia National Laboratories conducted a series of tests that dynamically loaded wall segments to compare the performance of walls constructed using the Arquin method to a more traditional method of constructing CMU walls. A total of four walls were built, two with traditional methods and two with the Arquin method. Two of the walls, one traditional and one Arquin, had every third cell filled with grout. The remaining two walls, one traditional and one Arquin, had every cell filled with grout. The walls were dynamically loaded with explosive forces. No significant difference was noted between the performance of the walls constructed by the Arquin method when compared to the walls constructed by the traditional method.

Jensen, Richard Pearson

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The correlation of open-circuit voltage with bandgap in amorphous silicon-based {ital pin} solar cells  

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We briefly review the correlation of open-circuit voltages {ital V}{sub OC} with the bandgap of the intrinsic layer in amorphous silicon based {ital pin} solar cells. We discuss two mechanisms which limit {ital V}{sub OC}: intrinsic layer recombination, and the built-in potential {ital V}{sub BI}. In particular we discuss Li{close_quote}s proposal that the open-circuit voltages in higher bandgap cells ({ital E}{sub G}{gt}1.9 eV) are {ital V}{sub BI}-limited. Based on computer simulations of {ital pin} solar cells we propose that {ital V}{sub BI} limitation occurs when the recombination limit to {ital V}{sub OC} exceeds the cell{close_quote}s field-reversal voltage {ital V}{sub R}. For {ital a}-Si:H based cells this field-reversal voltage occurs at about {ital V}{sub BI}-0.3 V. This proposal would account for the observation that {ital V}{sub BI} limitation occurs for {ital V}{sub OC} significantly smaller than {ital V}{sub BI}. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Crandall, R.S. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Schiff, E.A. [Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1130 (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Thermal performance of steel-framed walls. Final report  

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In wall construction, highly conductive members spaced along the wall, which allow higher heat transfer than that through less conductive areas, are referred to as thermal bridges. Thermal bridges in walls tend to increase heat loss and, under certain adverse conditions, can cause dust streaking (``ghosting``) on interior walls over studs due to temperature differentials, as well as condensation in and on walls. Although such adverse conditions can be easily avoided by proper thermal design of wall systems, these effects have not been well understood and thermal data has been lacking. Therefore, the present study was initiated to provide (1) a better understanding of the thermal behavior of steel-framed walls, (2) a set of R-values for typical wall constructions, and (3) information that could be used to develop improved methods of predicting R-values. An improved method for estimating R-value would allow an equitable comparison of thermal performance with other construction types and materials. This would increase the number of alternative materials for walls available to designers, thus allowing them to choose the optimum choice for construction. Twenty-three wall samples were tested in a calibrated hot box (ASTM C9761) to measure the thermal performance of steel-framed wall systems. The tests included an array of stud frame configurations, exterior sheathing and fiberglass batt insulations. Other studies have not included the use of insulating sheathing, which reduces the extent of the thermal bridges and improves total thermal performance. The purpose of the project was to provide measured R-values for commonly used steel-framed wall configurations and to improve R-value estimating methods. Test results were compared to R-value estimates using the parallel path method, the isothermal planes method and the ASHRAE Zone method. The comparison showed that the known procedures do not fully account for the three-dimensional effects created by steel framing in a wall.

Barbour, E. [NAHB Research Center, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD (United States); Goodrow, J. [Holometrix, Inc., Bedford, MA (United States); Kosny, J.; Christian, J.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1994-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Intense Magnetized Plasma-Wall Interaction  

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This research project studied wall-plasma interactions relevant to fusion science. Such interactions are a critical aspect of Magneto-Inertial Fusion (MIF) because flux compression by a pusher material, in particular the metal for the liner approach to MIF, involves strong eddy current heating on the surface of the pusher, and probably interactions and mixing of the pusher with the interior fuel during the time when fusion fuel is being burned. When the pusher material is a metal liner, high-energy-density conditions result in fascinating behavior. For example, "warm dense matter" is produced, for which material properties such as resistivity and opacity are not well known. In this project, the transformation into plasma of metal walls subjected to pulsed megagauss magnetic fields was studied with an experiment driven by the UNR 1 MA Zebra generator. The experiment was numerically simulated with using the MHRDR code. This simple, fundamental high-energy-density physics experiment, in a regime appropriate to MIF, has stimulated an important and fascinating comparison of numerical modeling codes and tables with experiment. In addition, we participated in developing the FRCHX experiment to compress a field-reversed-configuration (FRC) plasma with a liner, in collaboration with researchers from Air Force Research Laboratory and Los Alamos National Lab, and we helped develop diagnostics for the Plasma Liner Experiment (PLX) at LANL. Last, but not least, this project served to train students in high-energy-density physics.

Bauer, Bruno S. [UNR] [UNR; Fuelling, Stephan [UNR] [UNR

2013-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning Energy Demand Domain Knowledge via Feature Transformation  

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Learning Energy Demand Domain Knowledge via Feature Transformation Sanzad Siddique Department -- Domain knowledge is an essential factor for forecasting energy demand. This paper introduces a method knowledge substantially improves energy demand forecasting accuracy. However, domain knowledge may differ

Povinelli, Richard J.

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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

408

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

409

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.

410

Slow Dynamics of Orbital Domains in Manganite  

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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...

411

Hollow porous-wall glass microspheres for hydrogen storage  

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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

412

Building Noetherian and non-Noetherian integral domains using ...  

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valuation domain birationally dominating R, .... discrete valuation domain (DVR) and it is well-known that the completion of R .... two methods for the construction.

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

413

Biophysical characterization of p53 regulatory domain and MDM2  

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Sw Sedimentation Coefficient TAD Transactivation Domain TEMwith a short peptide of p53 TAD was solved (Kussie et al. ,transactivation domain (TAD) is phosphorylated by several

Cheung, Nikki Hoi Ling

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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W. Wang (2007). "Storage of hydrogen in single-walled carbongravimetric storage capacity of hydrogen in a diamond-shapedfor energy storage applications such as hydrogen absorption.

Gao, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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aligned single wall: Topics by E-print Network  

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Page Topic Index 1 Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Materials Science Websites Summary: Printed Multilayer Superstructures of Aligned...

416

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

417

Seismic design, testing and analysis of reinforced concrete wall buildings  

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of Slender Reinforced Concrete Walls”. Structural Journal,T. (1975). “Reinforced Concrete Structures”. John Wiley &Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings”. John

Panagiotou, Marios

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

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

419

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

420

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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Self-assembling functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes  

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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

422

Moisture Management for High R-Value Walls  

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The following report explains the moisture-related concerns for High R-value wall assemblies and discusses past Building America research work that informs this study. Hygrothermal simulations were prepared for several common approaches to High R-value wall construction in six cities (Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, and International Falls) representing a range of climate zones (2, 3, 4C, 4, 5A, and 7, respectively). The simulations are informed by experience gained from past research in this area and validated by field measurement and forensic experience. The modeling program was developed to assess the moisture durability of the wall assemblies based on three primary sources of moisture: construction moisture, air leakage condensation, and bulk water leakage. The peak annual moisture content of the wood based exterior sheathing was used to comparatively analyze the response to the moisture loads for each of the walls in each given city. Walls which experienced sheathing moisture contents between 20% and 28% were identified as risky, whereas those exceeding 28% were identified as very high risk. All of the wall assemblies perform well under idealized conditions. However, only the walls with exterior insulation, or cavity insulation which provides a hygrothermal function similar to exterior insulation, perform adequately when exposed to moisture loads. Walls with only cavity insulation are particularly susceptible to air leakage condensation. None of the walls performed well when a precipitation based bulk water leak was introduced to the backside of the sheathing, emphasizing the importance of proper flashing details.

Lepage, R.; Schumacher, C.; Lukachko, A.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Oscillating light wall above a sunspot light bridge  

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With the high tempo-spatial \\emph{Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph} 1330 {\\AA} images, we find that many bright structures are rooted in the light bridge of NOAA 12192, forming a \\emph{light wall}. The light wall is brighter than the surrounding areas, and the wall top is much brighter than the wall body. The New Vacuum Solar Telescope H$\\alpha$ and the \\emph{Solar Dynamics Observatory} 171 {\\AA} and 131 {\\AA} images are also used to study the light wall properties. In 1330 {\\AA}, 171 {\\AA}, and 131 {\\AA}, the top of the wall has a higher emission, while in the H$\\alpha$ line, the wall top emission is very low. The wall body corresponds to bright areas in 1330 {\\AA} and dark areas in the other lines. The top of the light wall moves upward and downward successively, performing oscillations in height. The deprojected mean height, amplitude, oscillation velocity, and the dominant period are determined to be 3.6 Mm, 0.9 Mm, 15.4 km s$^{-1}$, and 3.9 min, respectively. We interpret the oscillations of the lig...

Yang, Shuhong; Jiang, Fayu; Xiang, Yongyuan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

artery wall thickness: Topics by E-print Network  

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(CCA-IMT) were measured using ultrasonography. Gait 22 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF A HEMP CONCRETE WALL: IMPACT OF THICKNESS AND COATING. Physics Websites Summary: to reduce...

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Moisture Management of High-R Walls (Fact Sheet)  

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The following report explains the moisture-related concerns for High R-value wall assemblies and discusses past Building America research work that informs this study. Hygrothermal simulations were prepared for several common approaches to High R-value wall construction in six cities (Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, and International Falls) representing a range of climate zones (2, 3, 4C, 4, 5A, and 7, respectively). The simulations are informed by experience gained from past research in this area and validated by field measurement and forensic experience. The modeling program was developed to assess the moisture durability of the wall assemblies based on three primary sources of moisture: construction moisture, air leakage condensation, and bulk water leakage. The peak annual moisture content of the wood based exterior sheathing was used to comparatively analyze the response to the moisture loads for each of the walls in each given city. Walls which experienced sheathing moisture contents between 20% and 28% were identified as risky, whereas those exceeding 28% were identified as very high risk. All of the wall assemblies perform well under idealized conditions. However, only the walls with exterior insulation, or cavity insulation which provides a hygrothermal function similar to exterior insulation, perform adequately when exposed to moisture loads. Walls with only cavity insulation are particularly susceptible to air leakage condensation. None of the walls performed well when a precipitation based bulk water leak was introduced to the backside of the sheathing, emphasizing the importance of proper flashing details.

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2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Seismic design, testing and analysis of reinforced concrete wall buildings  

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based on the material testing data of concrete cylinders inDESIGN, TESTING AND ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE WALLDESIGN, TESTING AND ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE WALL

Panagiotou, Marios

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

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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Versatile magneto-optic Kerr effect polarimeter for studies of domain-wall dynamics in magnetic nanostructures  

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and magnetic energy loss measurements spanning ten decades of drive frequency; spatially and temporally ns rise time or by electric currents from dc to 10 GHz. A detailed description of the instrument based on the MOKE. Pump-probe techniques7­15 that utilize magneto-optical sampling and ultrashort

Erskine, James L.

429

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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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 36, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2000 3047 Pulsed-Current-Induced Domain Wall Propagation in  

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strips with variable length from 100 m to 300 m, and a second set had a "bow-tie" shape with the same vacuum system and evacuated at Torr. NiFe films were deposited on native oxide by thermal evaporation

Gomez, Romel D.

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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.

432

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

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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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Bandwidths of Micro Twisted-Pair Cables and Fusion Spliced SIMM-GRIN Fiber and Radiation Hardness of PIN/VCSEL Arrays  

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spliced fiber ribbon can transmit signals up to ~ 2 Gb/s. We have irradiated PIN and VCSEL arrays with 24-detector optical electronics are then transmitted via 8 m of rad-hard/low bandwidth SIMM fiber ribbon fusion spliced to 70 m of rad-tolerant/medium bandwidth GRIN fiber ribbon. The optical signals are generated

Gan, K. K.

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Bandwidths of micro twisted-pair cables and fusion spliced SIMM-GRIN fiber and radiation hardness of PIN/VCSEL arrays  

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spliced fiber ribbon can transmit signals up to ~ 2 Gb/s. We have irradiated PIN and VCSEL arrays with 24-detector optical electronics are then transmitted via 8 m of rad-hard/low bandwidth SIMM fiber ribbon fusion spliced to 70 m of rad- tolerant/medium bandwidth GRIN fiber ribbon. The optical signals are generated

Gan, K. K.

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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

436

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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Effects of Be acceptors on the spin polarization of carriers in p-i-n resonant tunneling diodes  

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In this paper, we have investigated the effect of Be acceptors on the electroluminescence and the spin polarization in GaAs/AlAs p-i-n resonant tunneling diodes. The quantum well emission comprise two main lines separated by ?20?meV attributed to excitonic and Be-related transitions, which intensities show remarkably abrupt variations at critical voltages, particularly at the electron resonant peak where it shows a high-frequency bistability. The circular-polarization degree of the quantum-well electroluminescence also shows strong and abrupt variations at the critical bias voltages and it attains relatively large values (of ??75% at 15?T). These effects may be explored to design novel devices for spintronic applications such as a high-frequency spin-oscillators.

Awan, I. T.; Galvão Gobato, Y. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR) 13560-905, São Carlos, SP (Brazil); Galeti, H. V. A. [Departamento de Engenharia Elétrica, Universidade Federal de São Carlos 13560-905, São Carlos, SP (Brazil); Brasil, M. J. S. P. [Institute of Physics Gleb Wataghin, UNICAMP, Campinas (Brazil); Taylor, D.; Henini, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)

2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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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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CONNECTION DIAGRAM PIN 3 PIN 2 PIN 1  

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/ Current Out Minimal Self-Heating Errors PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The AD592 is a two terminal monolithic (heating/ventilating/air conditioning) system monitoring, indus- trial temperature control, thermocouple useful in remote sensing applications, the AD592 is immune to voltage drops and voltage noise over long

Hochmuth, Olaff

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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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441

TERMINATION OF THE POROUS WALL CONCEPT To: APEX GROUP  

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TERMINATION OF THE POROUS WALL CONCEPT To: APEX GROUP From: Anter El-Azab (anter@seas.ucla.edu) Re with Lithium will can not work and this concept should be terminated. For the case of vanadium alloy on this concept should be terminated. #12;TERMINATION OF THE POROUS WALL CONCEPT Best Regards, Anter #12;

California at Los Angeles, University of

442

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

443

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

444

Liquid Lithium Wall Experiments in CDX-U R. Majeski,  

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Liquid Lithium Wall Experiments in CDX-U R. Kaita, a R. Majeski, a S. Luckhardt, b R. Doerner, b M ABSTRACT The concept of a flowing lithium first wall for a fusion reactor may lead to a significant advance is intensely heated and well diagnosed, and an extensive liquid lithium plasma-facing surface will be used

California at Los Angeles, University of

445

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

446

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

447

Quantum rotation of hydrogen in single-wall carbon nanotubes  

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Quantum rotation of hydrogen in single-wall carbon nanotubes C.M. Brown a,b , T. Yildirim b , D containing single-wall carbon nanotubes. These materials have attracted considerable interest recently due the ortho±para conversion of physisorbed hydrogen in a nanotube containing soot loaded with hydrogen. From

Yildirim, Taner

448

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

449

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

450

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

451

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.

452

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

453

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

454

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

455

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

456

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

457

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.

458

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

459

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

460

A domain-specific analysis system for examining nuclear reactor simulation data for light-water and sodium-cooled fast reactors  

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Building a new generation of fission reactors in the United States presents many technical and regulatory challenges. One important challenge is the need to share and present results from new high-fidelity, high-performance simulations in an easily usable way. Since modern multiscale, multi-physics simulations can generate petabytes of data, they will require the development of new techniques and methods to reduce the data to familiar quantities of interest (e.g., pin powers, temperatures) with a more reasonable resolution and size. Furthermore, some of the results from these simulations may be new quantities for which visualization and analysis techniques are not immediately available in the community and need to be developed. This paper describes a new system for managing high-performance simulation results in a domain-specific way that naturally exposes quantities of interest for light water and sodium-cooled fast reactors. It describes requirements to build such a system and the technical challenges faced...

Billings, Jay Jay; Hull, S Forest; Lingerfelt, Eric J; Wojtowicz, Anna

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

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

462

Pulsational instability domain of Delta Scuti variables  

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An updated theoretical instability domain of the Delta Scuti star models in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, in the log g - log Teff diagram and in diagrams for dereddened uvby-beta photometric indices is presented. The sensitivity of both the position of the evolutionary tracks and the Blue Edge of the instability domain to changes in the chemical composition parameters (X, Z) and to changes in the convection theory parameters (mixing-length in the stellar envelope, the extent of the overshooting from the convective core) is discussed.

A. A. Pamyatnykh

2000-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

463

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

464

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

465

Double wall vacuum tubing and method of manufacture  

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An evacuated double wall tubing is shown together with a method for the manufacture of such tubing which includes providing a first pipe of predetermined larger diameter and a second pipe having an O.D. substantially smaller than the I.D. of the first pipe. An evacuation opening is then in the first pipe. The second pipe is inserted inside the first pipe with an annular space therebetween. The pipes are welded together at one end. A stretching tool is secured to the other end of the second pipe after welding. The second pipe is then prestressed mechanically with the stretching tool an amount sufficient to prevent substantial buckling of the second pipe under normal operating conditions of the double wall pipe. The other ends of the first pipe and the prestressed second pipe are welded together, preferably by explosion welding, without the introduction of mechanical spacers between the pipes. The annulus between the pipes is evacuated through the evacuation opening, and the evacuation opening is finally sealed. The first pipe is preferably of steel and the second pipe is preferably of titanium. The pipes may be of a size and wall thickness sufficient for the double wall pipe to be structurally load bearing or may be of a size and wall thickness insufficient for the double wall pipe to be structurally load bearing, and the double wall pipe positioned with a sliding fit inside a third pipe of a load-bearing size.

Stahl, Charles R. (Scotia, NY); Gibson, Michael A. (Houston, TX); Knudsen, Christian W. (Houston, TX)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Nucleic acids encoding a cellulose binding domain  

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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production thereof. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques.

Shoseyov, Oded (Karmey Yosef, IL); Shpiegl, Itai (Rehovot, IL); Goldstein, Marc A. (Davis, CA); Doi, Roy H. (Davis, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Nucleic acids encoding a cellulose binding domain  

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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques. 15 figs.

Shoseyov, O.; Shpiegl, I.; Goldstein, M.A.; Doi, R.H.

1996-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

468

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.

469

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

470

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

471

ICRF Specific Plasma Wall Interactions in JET with the ITER-Like Wall  

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A variety of plasma wall interactions (PWIs) during operation of the so-called A2 ICRF antennas is observed in JET with the ITER-like wall. Amongst effects of the PWIs, the W content increase is the most significant, especially at low plasma densities. No increase of W source from the main divertor and entrance of the outer divertor during ICRF compared to NBI phases was found by means of spectroscopic and WI (400.9 nm) imaging diagnostics. In contrary, the W flux there is higher during NBI. Charge exchange neutrals of hydrogen isotopes could be excluded as considerable contributors to the W source. The high W content in ICRF heated limiter discharges suggests the possibility of other W sources than the divertor alone. Dependencies of PWIs to individual ICRF antennas during q95-scans, and intensification of those for the 90 phasing, indicate a link between the PWIs and the antenna near-fields. The PWIs include heat loads and Be sputtering pattern on antenna limiters. Indications of some PWIs at the outer divertor entrance are observed which do not result in higher W flux compared to the NBI phases, but are characterized by small antenna-specific (up to 25% with respect to ohmic phases) bipolar variations of WI emission. The first TOPICA calculations show a particularity of the A2 antennas compared to the ITER antenna, due to the presence of long antenna limiters in the RF image current loop and thus high near-fields across the most part of the JET outer wall.

Bobkov, V. [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Garching, Germany] [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Garching, Germany; Arnoux, G. [EURATOM, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon, Oxon England] [EURATOM, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon, Oxon England; Brezinsek, S. [Forschungszentrum Julich, Julich, Germany] [Forschungszentrum Julich, Julich, Germany; Coenen, J. W. [Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Germany] [Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Germany; Colas, L. [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)] [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA); Clever, M. [Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Germany] [Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Germany; Czarnecka, A. [Association EURATOM-IPPLM, Warsaw, Poland] [Association EURATOM-IPPLM, Warsaw, Poland; Braun, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany] [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany; Dux, R. [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany] [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany; Huber, Alexander [EURATOM / FZ-Juelich, Germany] [EURATOM / FZ-Juelich, Germany; Jacquet, P. [EURATOM / UKAEA, Abingdon, UK] [EURATOM / UKAEA, Abingdon, UK; Klepper, C Christopher [ORNL] [ORNL; Lerche, E. [ERM-KMS, Association EURATOM-Belgian State, Brussels, Belgium] [ERM-KMS, Association EURATOM-Belgian State, Brussels, Belgium; Maggi, C. [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany] [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany; Marcotte, F. [CEA IRFM, St. Paul-lez-Durance, France] [CEA IRFM, St. Paul-lez-Durance, France; Maslov, M. [Association EURATOM-CCFE, Abingdon, UK] [Association EURATOM-CCFE, Abingdon, UK; Matthews, G. [Association EURATOM-CCFE, Abingdon, UK] [Association EURATOM-CCFE, Abingdon, UK; Mayoral, M.-L. [EURATOM / UKAEA, UK] [EURATOM / UKAEA, UK; McCormick, K. D. [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany] [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany; Meigs, A. G. [EURATOM / UKAEA, UK] [EURATOM / UKAEA, UK; Milanesio, D. [Politecnico di Torino] [Politecnico di Torino; Monakhov, I. [EURATOM / UKAEA, Abingdon, UK] [EURATOM / UKAEA, Abingdon, UK; Neu, Rudolf [EURATOM / IPP Garching, Germany] [EURATOM / IPP Garching, Germany; Noterdaeme, J.-M. [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany] [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany; Putterich, Th. [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany] [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasma Physik, Garching, Germany; Rimini, F. [Association EURATOM-CCFE, Abingdon, UK] [Association EURATOM-CCFE, Abingdon, UK; Rooj, G. Van [Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Nieuwegein, Netherlands] [Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Nieuwegein, Netherlands; Sergienko, G. [Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Germany] [Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Germany; Van Eester, D. [ERM-KMS, Association EURATOM-Belgian State, Brussels, Belgium] [ERM-KMS, Association EURATOM-Belgian State, Brussels, Belgium

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Crystalline mesoporous zirconia catalysts having stable tetragonal pore wall structure  

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Methods for the preparation of new sulfated mesoporous zirconia materials/catalysts with crystalline pore walls of predominantly tetragonal crystal structure, characterized by nitrogen physisorption 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.

Sachtler, Wolfgang M. H. (Evanston, IL); Huang, Yin-Yan (Evanston, IL)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Crystalline mesoporous zirconia catalysts having stable tetragonal pore wall structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

474

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

475

antibody-functionalized single-walled carbon: Topics by E-print...  

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thermal Kono, Junichiro 2 Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Nanoelectronics Materials Science Websites Summary: CHAPTER 6 Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for...

476

aligned multi-walled carbon: Topics by E-print Network  

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1 Structural annealing of carbon coated aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube sheets Materials Science Websites Summary: Structural annealing of carbon coated aligned multi-walled...

477

aligned double-walled carbon: Topics by E-print Network  

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Reinhard 2 Atomistic Simulations of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (DWCNTs) as Materials Science Websites Summary: Atomistic Simulations of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes...

478

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...

479

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

480

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

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481

Near wall cooling for a highly tapered turbine blade  

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A turbine blade having a pressure sidewall and a suction sidewall connected at chordally spaced leading and trailing edges to define a cooling cavity. Pressure and suction side inner walls extend radially within the cooling cavity and define pressure and suction side near wall chambers. A plurality of mid-chord channels extend radially from a radially intermediate location on the blade to a tip passage at the blade tip for connecting the pressure side and suction side near wall chambers in fluid communication with the tip passage. In addition, radially extending leading edge and trailing edge flow channels are located adjacent to the leading and trailing edges, respectively, and cooling fluid flows in a triple-pass serpentine path as it flows through the leading edge flow channel, the near wall chambers and the trailing edge flow channel.

Liang, George (Palm City, FL)

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

482

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

483

Interactions between Liquid-Wall Vapor and Edge Plasmas  

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The use of liquid walls for fusion reactors could help solve problems associated with material erosion from high plasma heat-loads and neutronic activation of structures. A key issue analyzed here is the influx of impurity ions to the core plasma from the vapor of liquid side-walls. Numerical 2D transport simulations are performed for a slab geometry which approximates the edge region of a reactor-size tokamak. Both lithium vapor (from Li or SnLi walls) and fluorine vapor (from Flibe walls) are considered for hydrogen edge-plasmas in the high- and low-recycling regimes. It is found that the minimum influx is from lithium with a low-recycling hydrogen plasma, and the maximum influx occurs for fluorine with a high-recycling hydrogen plasma.

Rognlien, T D; Rensink, M E

2000-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

484

Turbulent drag reduction by constant near-wall forcing  

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Injection of high molecular weight polymer solutions or gas in the near-wall region of a liquid boundary layer can result in turbulent drag reduction of more than ...

JIN XU, SUCHUAN DONG, MARTIN R. MAXEY and GEORGE E. KARNIADAKIS

2007-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

485

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

486

angle influences wall: Topics by E-print Network  

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18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 41 HYGROTHERMAL BEHAVIOUR OF A HEMP CONCRETE WALL: INFLUENCE OF SORPTION MODELLING Computer Technologies and Information...

487

assessing tube wall: Topics by E-print Network  

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tube drawing is a metal Paris-Sud XI, Universit de 35 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF A HEMP CONCRETE WALL: IMPACT OF THICKNESS AND COATING. Physics Websites Summary: to reduce...

488

airway wall thickness: Topics by E-print Network  

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18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 21 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF A HEMP CONCRETE WALL: IMPACT OF THICKNESS AND COATING. Physics Websites Summary: to reduce...

489

Determining heat fluxes from temperature measurements made in massive walls  

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A technique is described for determining heat fluxes at the surfaces of masonry walls or floors using temperature data measured at two points within the wall, usually near the surfaces. The process consists of solving the heat diffusion equation in one dimension using finite difference techniques given two measured temperatures as input. The method is fast and accurate and also allows for an in-situ measurement of wall thermal diffusivity if a third temperature is measured. The method is documented in sufficient detail so that it can be readily used by the reader. Examples are given for heat flow through walls. Annual results for two cases are presented. The method has also been used to determine heat flow into floors.

Balcomb, J.D.; Hedstrom, J.C.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

FREE CONVECTIVE LAMINAR FLOW WITHIN THE TROMBE WALL CHANNEL  

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NM 87545, pp. 201-222. J.D. Balcomb, J.C. Hedstrom, R.D.wall have been measured by Balcomb, et al [2J. The problem

Akbari, H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Field measurement of lateral earth pressures on retaining walls  

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FIELD MEASUREMENT OF LATERAL EARTH PRESSURES ON RETAINING WALLS A Thesis by Michael Riggins Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1974... Major Subject: Civil Engineering FIELD MEASUREMENT OF LATERAL EARTH PRESSURES ON RETAINING WALLS A Thesis by Michael Riggins Approved as to style and content by: Cha rman of Committee Memb r Head of Departm t P Etc Member August 1974 ABSTRACT...

Riggins, Michael

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Field measurements of earth pressure on a cantilever retaining wall  

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FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF EARTH PRESSURE ON A CANTILEVER RETAINING WALL A Thesis by LARRY WAYNE SCHULZE Submitted to the Graduate College Texas A&M University in Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1980 Major Subject: Civil Engineering FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF EARTH PRESSURES ON A CANTILEVER RETAINING WALL A Thesis by LARRY WAYNE SCHULZE Approved as to style and content by: Harry M. Coyle ? C airman of Committee Wayne . Dunlap - Member...

Schulze, Larry Wayne

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

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

494

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

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ELM-Induced Plasma Wall Interactions in DIII-D  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Intense transient fluxes of particles and heat to the main chamber components induced by edge localized modes (ELMs) are of serious concern for ITER. In DIII-D, plasma interaction with the outboard chamber wall is studied using Langmuir probes and optical diagnostics including a fast framing camera. Camera data shows that ELMs feature helical filamentary structures localized at the low field side of the plasma and aligned with the local magnetic field. During the nonlinear phase of an ELM, multiple filaments are ejected from the plasma edge and propagate towards the outboard wall with velocities of 0.5-0.7 km/s. When reaching the wall, filaments result in 'hot spots'--regions of local intense plasma-material interaction (PMI) where the peak incident particle and heat fluxes are up to 2 orders of magnitude higher than those between ELMs. This interaction pattern has a complicated geometry and is neither toroidally nor poloidally symmetric. In low density/collisionality H-mode discharges, PMI at the outboard wall is almost entirely due to ELMs. In high density/collisionality discharges, contributions of ELMs and inter-ELM periods to PMI at the wall are comparable. A Midplane Material Evaluation Station (MiMES) has been recently installed in order to conduct in situ measurements of erosion/redeposition at the outboard chamber wall, including those caused by ELMs.

Rudakov, D L; Boedo, J A; Yu, J H; Brooks, N H; Fenstermacher, M E; Groth, M; Hollmann, E M; Lasnier, C J; McLean, A G; Moyer, R A; Stangeby, P C; Tynan, G R; Wampler, W R; Watkins, J G; West, W P; Wong, C C; Zeng, L; Bastasz, R J; Buchenauer, D; Whaley, J

2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

496

Static load test of Arquin-designed CMU wall.  

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The Arquin Corporation has developed a new method of constructing CMU (concrete masonry unit) walls. This new method uses polymer spacers connected to steel wires that serve as reinforcing as well as means of accurately placing the spacers so that the concrete block can be dry stacked. The hollows of the concrete block used in constructing the wall are then filled with grout. As part of a New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBAP), Sandia National Laboratories conducted a series of tests that statically loaded wall segments to compare the Arquin method to a more traditional method of constructing CMU walls. A total of 12 tests were conducted, three with the Arquin method using a W5 reinforcing wire, three with the traditional method of construction using a number 3 rebar as reinforcing, three with the Arquin method using a W2 reinforcing wire, and three with the traditional construction method but without rebar. The results of the tests showed that the walls constructed with the Arquin method and with a W5 reinforcing wire withstood more load than any of the other three types of walls that were tested.

Jensen, Richard Pearson; Cherry, Jeffery L.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Wall recession rates in cavity-growth modeling  

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The predictions of resource utilization obtained from cavity-growth models depend on the methods used to represent the recession rates of the walls of the cavity. Under many circumstances the cavity is largely filled with a bed char rubble. Examination of the mechanisms for recession at walls adjacent to these char beds indicates that the recession rates are controlled by convective heat transfer from the bed to the walls coupled with the thermomechanical breakdown of the walls. A recession-rate representation has been developed, based on this concept, for use in cavity-growth simulation programs. This representation characterizes wall breakdown by either a failure temperature or by a thickness of char layer at failure, and determines rates from a model of heat transfer under these conditions. It gives recession rates that are functions of gas temperature and mass flow rate in the cavity, and depend on effective particle size in the char bed. Wall recession rates calculated for WIDCO, Hoe Creek, and Hanna coals are in the range of 0.1 to 0.8 m/day at a 1300 K cavity temperature, and are consistent with the general rates observed for field tests. 27 references, 10 figures, 1 table.

Grens, E.A. II; Thorsness, C.B.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Budding of domains in mixed bilayer membranes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

2015-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

499

Fluctuation induced interactions between domains in membranes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study a model lipid bilayer composed of a mixture of two incompatible lipid types which have a natural tendency to segregate in the absence of membrane fluctuations. The membrane is mechanically characterized by a local bending rigidity $\\kappa(\\phi)$ which varies with the average local lipid composition $\\phi$. We show, in the case where $\\kappa$ varies weakly with $\\phi$, that the effective interaction between lipids of the same type can either be everywhere attractive or can have a repulsive component at intermediate distances greater than the typical lipid size. When this interaction has a repulsive component, it can prevent macro-phase separation and lead to separation in mesophases with a finite domain size. This effect could be relevant to certain experimental and numerical observations of mesoscopic domains in such systems.

D. S. Dean; M. Manghi

2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

500

Budding of domains in mixed bilayer membranes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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