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  1. Financing Energy Projects in Dow

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    Dingwall, D. C.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy conservation as a formal program in Dow originated in the early 1970's. From 1972 until the end of 1983, DOW recorded an energy performance improvement in excess of 30%. The essential features of the energy conservation program which...

  2. Dow Freeport PMDI MRU Optimization

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    Litzinger, J.

    including majority use of Hydrogen when available ? Mechanical Refrigeration Unit (MRU) Compressor Optimization In 2005, Dow started up a new PMDI facility in Freeport, TX, with 500 MM lb/year capacity 8 MRU Optimization Summary ? Project Overview... Compressor is a 15,000 HP system with 3 stages and 8 impellers. ? Due to plant optimization, the requirements for cooling are 30% less than design. ? The project was implemented in 2 phases ? Maximize improvements with no hardware changes ? Maximize...

  3. Dow Kokam | Open Energy Information

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  4. Dow Chemical Company: Assessment Leads to Steam System Energy...

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    Dow Chemical Company: Assessment Leads to Steam System Energy Savings in a Petrochemical Plant Dow Chemical Company: Assessment Leads to Steam System Energy Savings in a...

  5. DOW CORNING CORPORATION Material Safety Data Sheet

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    Garmestani, Hamid

    -88-3 Toluene The above components are hazardous as defined in 29 CFR 1910.1200. 3. HAZARDS or water spray. Water can be used to cool fire exposed containers. Fire Fighting Measures: Self to keep fire exposed containers cool. #12;DOW CORNING CORPORATION Material Safety Data Sheet Page: 3 of 8

  6. Dow EmployAbility Internship Programme 2014

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    Nabben, Reinhard

    Dow EmployAbility Internship Programme 2014 Start Date Flexible Duration 3 to 12 months Location and graduates of any degree discipline. Some internship projects require chemistry, chemical engineering, biological science or logistics qualifications Compensation Meets or exceeds minimum wage at the internship

  7. Energy Management at Dow Chemical Co.

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    Almaguer, J.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As one of the largest industrial consumers of energy in the world, The Dow Chemical Company and its 46,000 employees have put energy efficiency at the very core of its business – both as a cost savings initiative and as a primary corporate social...

  8. Designing for Sustainability: Houston DOW Center LEED Gold

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    McCall, H.; McVey, K.; Rash, A.

    ? Provided resources and funded the project ? Actively supported decision to move into a LEED certified building Driving Energy Efficiency at Dow Designing for Sustainability Houston Dow Center Front-end Loading: ? Support and goals were clearly stated... reporting units: kBTU/gross square foot Converted to carbon dioxide emissions ? Water Also converted to carbon dioxide emissions ? Statistics were made public to employees through the company intranet Driving Energy Efficiency at Dow Energy...

  9. Dow and Independent Power-- Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    Brunt, J. E.

    market and I will concentrate on this area and how greater competition is needed. I will cover what the Dow Chemical Company and its subsidiary Destec Energy, Inc. are doing to supply competitive power in the future. Let me set a typical scene... in the US was 2600 MW, of which 1600 MW were the newer, efficient combined-cycle gas turbines. Not all of the steam turbines were eliminated because steam turbines are still needed to make power out of the high pressure steam pro duced from gas turbine...

  10. Dow and Independent Power-- Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 

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    Brunt, J. E.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    including petro chemicals such as styrene and ethylene glycol -- consume large quantities of steam or thermal energy. So you can understand that energy costs are a crucial factor in our competitive ness. That's why Dow has been a dual energy producer... waste heat. So what did we get for our money? The typical heat rates, or the number of BTUs required to generate a net kilowatt hour, is 15,000 for a typical old steam boiler and turbine facility. But for a combined cycle gas turbine, waste heat...

  11. Dow Chemical Company | Open Energy Information

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  12. Feasibility evaluation of downhole oil/water separator (DOWS) technology.

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    Veil, J. A.; Langhus, B. G.; Belieu, S.; Environmental Assessment; CH2M Hill; Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

    1999-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The largest volume waste stream associated with oil and gas production is produced water. A survey conducted by the American Petroleum Institute estimated that 20.9 billion barrels of produced water were disposed of in 1985 (Wakim 1987). Of this total, 91% was disposed of through disposal wells or was injected for enhanced oil recovery projects. Treatment and disposal of produced water represents a significant cost for operators. A relatively new technology, downhole oil/water separators (DOWS), has been developed to reduce the cost of handling produced water. DOWS separate oil and gas from produced water at the bottom of the well and reinject some of the produced water into another formation or another horizon within the same formation, while the oil and gas are pumped to the surface. Since much of the produced water is not pumped to the surface, treated, and pumped from the surface back into a deep formation, the cost of handling produced water is greatly reduced. When DOWS are used, additional oil may be recovered as well. In cases where surface processing or disposal capacity is a limiting factor for further production within a field, the use of DOWS to dispose of some of the produced water can allow additional production within that field. Simultaneous injection using DOWS minimizes the opportunity for contamination of underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) through leaks in tubing and casing during the injection process. This report uses the acronym 'DOWS' although the technology may also be referred to as DHOWS or as dual injection and lifting systems (DIALS). Simultaneous injection using DOWS has the potential to profoundly influence the domestic oil industry. The technology has been shown to work in limited oil field applications in the United States and Canada. Several technical papers describing DOWS have been presented at oil and gas industry conferences, but for the most part, the information on the DOWS technology has not been widely transferred to operators, particularly to small or medium-sized independent U.S. companies. One of the missions of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Petroleum Technology Office (NPTO) is to assess the feasibility of promising oil and gas technologies that offer improved operating performance, reduced operating costs, or greater environmental protection. To further this mission, the NPTO provided funding to a partnership of three organizations a DOE national laboratory (Argonne National Laboratory), a private-sector consulting firm (CH2M-Hill), and a state government agency (Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission) to assess the feasibility of DOWS. The purpose of this report is to provide general information to the industry on DOWS by describing the existing uses of simultaneous injection, summarizing the regulatory implications of simultaneous injection, and assessing the potential future uses of the technology. Chapter 2 provides a more detailed description of the two major types of DOWS. Chapter 3 summarizes the existing U.S. and Canadian installations of DOWS equipment, to the extent that operators have been willing to share their data. Data are provided on the location and geology of existing installations, production information before and after installation of the DOWS, and costs. Chapter 4 provides an overview of DOWS-specific regulatory requirements imposed by some state agencies and discusses the regulatory implications of handling produced water downhole, rather than pumping it to the surface and reinjecting it. Findings and conclusions are presented in Chapter 5 and a list of the references cited in the report is provided in Chapter 6. Appendix A presents detailed data on DOWS installations. This report presents the findings of Phase 1 of the simultaneous injection project, the feasibility assessment. Another activity of the Phase 1 investigation is to design a study plan for Phase 2 of the project, field pilot studies. The Phase 2 study plan is being developed separately and is not included in this report.

  13. SECO - Dow Corning's Wood Fueled Industrial Cogeneration Project

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    Betts, W. D.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1979, Dow Corning Corporation decided to build a wood fueled steam and electric cogeneration (SECO) power plant at Midland, Michigan. This decision was prompted by the high cost of oil and natural gas, an abundant supply of wood in mid Michigan...

  14. SECO - Dow Corning's Wood Fueled Industrial Cogeneration Project 

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    Betts, W. D.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1979, Dow Corning Corporation decided to build a wood fueled steam and electric cogeneration (SECO) power plant at Midland, Michigan. This decision was prompted by the high cost of oil and natural gas, an abundant supply of wood in mid Michigan...

  15. Foreword re C. S. Wallace DAVID L. DOWE

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    Dowe, David

    Foreword re C. S. Wallace DAVID L. DOWE School of Computer Science and Software Engineering.D. in nuclear physics, on cosmic ray showers, under Dr Paul George at Sydney University. Needless to say, compu three months spent in England familiarizing himself with the KDF9 computer being pur- chased by Sydney

  16. Dow's Energy/WRAP Contest- A 12-Yr Energy and Waste Reduction Success Story

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    Nelson, K. E.

    DOW'S ENERGY/WRAP CONTEST A 12-YR ENERGY AND WASTE REDUCTION SUCCESS STORY Kenneth E. Nelson, Manager, Energy Conservation, Dow U.S.A. ABSTRACT Keeping employees interested in saving energy and reducing waste is a constant challenge. Ideally... conservation program in 1981. It took the form of an annual Contest. In 1983, the Contest scope was expanded to included yield improvement, and in 1987, Dow's WRAP (Waste Reduction Always Pays) program was added. The Contest has been enormously successful...

  17. Dow Corning Europe S A | Open Energy Information

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  18. Dow Kokam Lithium Ion Battery Production Facilities | Department of Energy

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  19. Dow Kokam Lithium Ion Battery Production Facilities | Department of Energy

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  20. Dow Chemical Company-Oyster Creek VIII | Open Energy Information

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  1. Ford-Dow Partnership Is Linked to Carbon Fiber Research at ORNL...

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    ORNL assisted the Ford-Dow partnership by providing feasibility studies and access to Carbon Fiber process scale-up facilities. This led to the announcement in April 2012 of a...

  2. FIA-13-0054- In the Matter of Dow Jones & Company

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    On August 19, 2013, The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) granted in part and denied in all other aspects an Appeal filed by Dow Jones & Co. (the Appellant) under the FOIA of a determination...

  3. Dow EmployAbility Internship Programme 2014 3 to 12 months

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    Nabben, Reinhard

    Dow EmployAbility Internship Programme 2014 Start Date Flexible Duration 3 to 12 months Location of any degree discipline returning to education following completion of the internship. Some internship marketing or HR related qualifications. Compensation Meets or exceeds minimum wage at the internship

  4. Dow/Kokam Cell/Battery Production Facilities | Department of Energy

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  5. DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Dow Chemical Co - Walnut Creek - CA 02

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA group currentBradleyTable ofArizonaBuffalo - NYBowenColumbusDiv - NYUnitsDow

  6. Comparison of Dow Corning 544 antifoam to IIT747 antifoam in the 1/240 SRAT

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    Koopman, D.C.

    2000-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The Defense Waste Processing Facility requested that the Immobilization Technology Section compare the relative foaming tendencies of sludge simulant during simulated Chemical Processing Cell operations (HLW-DWPF-TTR-99-0012). Dow Corning 544 antifoam, currently used in DWPF, was compared to a new antifoam formulation developed at the Illinois Institute of Technology. A task plan was written and approved. The task plan deliverables included a recommendation on the choice of antifoam, an evaluation of the influence of solids concentration on foaming, an evaluation on the effect of boil-up rate on foaming, an estimate of the mass of steam stripped to remove 90 percent of the mercury, and a determination of the fate of mercury. Additional parameters to be investigated during experimentation included the maximum foam height observed, hydrogen generation rates, and nitrite destruction rates.

  7. Preliminary results of the radiological survey at the former Dow Chemical Company site, Madison, Illinois

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    Cottrell, W.D.; Williams, J.K.

    1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the former Dow Chemical Company plant, now owned and operated by Spectrulite Consortium Inc., supplied materials and provided services for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) under purchase orders issued by the Mallinckrodt Chemical Company, a primary AEC contractor. Information indicates that research and development work involving gamma-phase extrusion of uranium metal was conducted at the Dow Chemical plant. Because documentation establishing the current radiological condition of the property was unavailable, a radiological survey was conducted by members of the Measurement Applications and Development Group of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in March 1989. The survey included: measurement of indoor gamma exposure rates; collection and radionuclide analysis of dust and debris samples; and measurements to determine alpha and beta-gamma surface contamination. The results of the survey demonstrate that Building 6, the area uranium extrusion and rod-straightening work occurred, is generally free of radioactive residuals originating from former DOE-sponsored activities. However, {sup 238}U- and {sup 232}Th-contaminated dust was found on overhead beams at the south end of Building 6. These findings suggest that past DOE-supported operations were responsible for uranium-contaminated beam dust in excess of guidelines in Building 6. However, the contamination is localized and limited in extent, rendering it highly unlikely that under present use an individual working in or frequenting these remote areas would receive a significant radiation exposure. We recommend that additional scoping survey measurements and sampling be performed to further define the extent of indoor uranium contamination southward to include Building 4 and northward throughout Building 6. 5 refs., 11 figs., 4 tabs.

  8. STABILITY OF DOW CORNING Q2-3183A ANTIFOAM IN IRRADIATED HYDROXIDE SOLUTION

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    White, T; Crawford, C; Burket, P; Calloway, B

    2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) examined the stability of Dow Corning Q2-3183A antifoam to radiation and aqueous hydroxide solutions. Initial foam control studies with Hanford tank waste showed the antifoam reduced foaming. The antifoam was further tested using simulated Hanford tank waste spiked with antifoam that was heated and irradiated (2.1 x 10{sup 4} rad/h) at conditions (90 C, 3 M NaOH, 8 h) expected in the processing of radioactive waste through the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at Hanford. After irradiation, the concentration of the major polymer components polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and polypropylene glycol (PPG) in the antifoam was determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC). No loss of the major polymer components was observed after 24 h and only 15 wt% loss of PDMS was reported after 48 h. The presence of degradation products were not observed by gas chromatography (GC), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) or high performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS). G values were calculated from the GPC analysis and tabulated. The findings indicate the antifoam is stable for 24 h after exposure to gamma radiation, heat, and alkaline simulated waste.

  9. Resistance in cotyledons, leaves, stems and bolls conferred by several B genes in Gossypium hirsutum L. as measured by races of Xanthomonas Malvacearum (E.F.Sm) Dows

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    Tayel, Mohamed Aly Fathalla

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RESISTANCE IN COTYLEDONS, LEAVES, STEMS AND BOLLS CONFERRED BY SEVERAL B GENES IN GOSSYPIUM HIRSUTUM L. AS MEASURED BY RACES OF XANTHOMONAS MALVACEARUM (E. F. Sm) DOWS A Thesis By M, A. F. Tayel Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas... A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1967 Major Subject Genetics RESISTANCE IN COTYLEDONS & LEAVES, STEMS AND BULLS CONFERRED BY SEVERAL B GENES IN GOSSYPIUM HIRSUTUM L. AS MEASURED...

  10. Building, block, street : residential block design

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    Kamell, Elizabeth N. (Elizabeth Natanya)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Late twentieth-century housing, formed by economic and internally generated functional problems rather than by limitations imposed by traditional street pattern and block size, is fundamentally anti-urban. Modern American ...

  11. Dow Chemical Company: Assessment Leads to Steam System Energy Savings in a Petrochemical Plant; Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) Save Energy Now Case Study (Brochure)

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  12. On block identities and block inclusions Jrn B. Olsson

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    Olsson, Jørn Børling

    On block identities and block inclusions Jørn B. Olsson (joint work with D. Stanton, C. Bessenrodt for a prime p and a p-block Bp of G the set Irr(Bp) of irreducible complex characters of Bp. It was conjectured by Navarro and Willems [4], that if for different primes p, q we have a block equality Irr

  13. Power-law correlations in finance-related Google searches, and their cross-correlations with volatility and traded volume: Evidence from the Dow Jones Industrial components

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    Kristoufek, Ladislav

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study power-law correlations properties of the Google search queries for Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component stocks. Examining the daily data of the searched terms with a combination of the rescaled range and rescaled variance tests together with the detrended fluctuation analysis, we show that the searches are in fact power-law correlated with Hurst exponents between 0.8 and 1.1. The general interest in the DJIA stocks is thus strongly persistent. We further reinvestigate the cross-correlation structure between the searches, traded volume and volatility of the component stocks using the detrended cross-correlation and detrending moving-average cross-correlation coefficients. Contrary to the universal power-law correlations structure of the related Google searches, the results suggest that there is no universal relationship between the online search queries and the analyzed financial measures. Even though we confirm positive correlation for a majority of pairs, there are several pairs with insign...

  14. Net Requirements Transparency Process for Slice/Block and Block...

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    3 As part of its Net Requirements Transparency process, on July 31, 2013 BPA published the SliceBlock and Block customers' FY2012 and forecast FY2014 Total Retail Load (TRL) and...

  15. Lyme Carditis with Transient Complete Heart Block

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    Dolbec, Katherine W D; Higgins, George L; Saucier, John R

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    demonstrating complete heart block Volume XI, no . 2 : Maywith Transient Complete Heart Block Katherine W. D. Dolbecsecond-degree to first-degree heart block before complete

  16. Building Random Trees from Blocks

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    2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 18, 2012 ... We have a finite collection of unlabeled, rooted, nonplanar building ... We use these as building blocks of an unlabeled, rooted, nonplanar tree.

  17. California Energy Commission BLOCK GRANT

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    requires the Energy Commission to prioritize grants based on cost-effective energy efficiencyCalifornia Energy Commission REVISED BLOCK GRANT GUIDELINES (FORMULA-BASED GRANTS) ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR CONSIDERATION FOR ADOPTION BY THE CALIF. ENERGY COMMISSION

  18. California Energy Commission BLOCK GRANT

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    Bill X4 114 . This state law requires the Energy Commission to prioritize grants based on costCalifornia Energy Commission BLOCK GRANT GUIDELINES (FORMULA-BASED GRANTS) ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM ADOPTED BY THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION OCTOBER 7, 2009 CEC-150

  19. California Energy Commission BLOCK GRANT

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    by Assembly Bill X4 114 . This state law requires the Energy Commission to prioritize grants based on costCalifornia Energy Commission Committee Draft BLOCK GRANT GUIDELINES (FORMULA-BASED GRANTS) ENERGY GLOSSARY #12;Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program Guidelines 1. Background

  20. Conformal nets II: conformal blocks

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    Arthur Bartels; Christopher L. Douglas; André Henriques

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Conformal nets provide a mathematical formalism for conformal field theory. Associated to a conformal net with finite index, we give a construction of the `bundle of conformal blocks', a representation of the mapping class groupoid of closed topological surfaces into the category of finite-dimensional projective Hilbert spaces. We also construct infinite-dimensional spaces of conformal blocks for topological surfaces with smooth boundary. We prove that the conformal blocks satisfy a factorization formula for gluing surfaces along circles, and an analogous formula for gluing surfaces along intervals. We use this interval factorization property to give a new proof of the modularity of the category of representations of a conformal net.

  1. Mesoporous Block Copolymer Battery Separators

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    Wong, David Tunmin

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the characterization methods directly relevant to batteryand characterization of mesoporous block copolymers and our experiments testing these materials as batterybattery cycling methods are also described here in this chapter. Synthesis, characterization

  2. Community Development Block Grant (Kansas)

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    The Community Development Block Grant provides funds aimed at creating or retaining permanent jobs, which must be filled by a majority of low- and moderate-income persons. Eligible small city and...

  3. Morphologies of block copolymers composed of charged and neutral blocks

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    Kumar, Rajeev [ORNL; Goswami, Monojoy [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Wang, Xiaojun [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article reviews current experimental observations and theoretical calculations devoted towards understanding micro-phase separation in charged block copolymer systems. We discuss bulk morphologies in melt and in solution, as well as some of the new emerging research directions. Overall, a comprehensive picture is beginning to emerge on the fundamental role of electrostatics in the microphase separation of charged block copolymers. This understanding provides exciting new insight that may be used to direct targeted structures that endow the materials with desired properties that can have tremendous potential in technological applications.

  4. Rotationally invariant multilevel block codes

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    Kulandaivelu, Anita

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this thesis is to evaluate the performance of block codes that are designed to be rotationally invariant, in a multilevel coding scheme, over a channel modelled to be white gaussian noise. Also, the use of non-binary codes...

  5. Dow Jones Reprints: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit www.djreprints.com

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    Kuzmanovic, Aleksandar

    million project to map all plant biology research, from the level of molecules to organisms to entireDow Jones Reprints: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready By ROBERT LEE HOTZ If all goes well, researchers Friday may power up the Large Hadron Collider -- a $6

  6. Method for making block siloxane copolymers

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    Butler, N.L.; Jessop, E.S.; Kolb, J.R.

    1981-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for synthesizing block polysiloxane copolymers is disclosed. Diorganoscyclosiloxanes and an end-blocking compound are interacted in the presence of a ring opening polymerization catalyst, producing a blocked prepolymer. The prepolymer is then interacted with a silanediol, resulting in condensation polymerization of the prepolymers. A second end-blocking compound is subsequently introduced to end-cap the polymers and copolymers formed from the condensation polymerization.

  7. Constructing matrices with optimal block coherence

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    Thompson, Andrew

    Constructing matrices with optimal block coherence Andrew Thompson (Duke University) Joint work · Background: · The subspace packing problem · An equivalent notion: block coherence · Who is interested in this? #12;Outline · Background: · The subspace packing problem · An equivalent notion: block coherence

  8. Block-conjugate-gradient method

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    McCarthy, J.F. (Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 (US))

    1989-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that by using the block-conjugate-gradient method several, say {ital s}, columns of the inverse Kogut-Susskind fermion matrix can be found simultaneously, in less time than it would take to run the standard conjugate-gradient algorithm {ital s} times. The method improves in efficiency relative to the standard conjugate-gradient algorithm as the fermion mass is decreased and as the value of the coupling is pushed to its limit before the finite-size effects become important. Thus it is potentially useful for measuring propagators in large lattice-gauge-theory calculations of the particle spectrum.

  9. Net Requirements Transparency Process for Slice/Block Customers

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    SliceBlock contract in the Pre-TRM contracts provided those customers with block step ups to reduce non-BPA resources to integrate SliceBlock power, Block Step Ups for the...

  10. Community Service Block Grant Loan Program (Illinois)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Community Service Block Grant Loan Program is a partnership among the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, community action agencies, and the Illinois Ventures for Community Action. The...

  11. BLOCK STRUCTURED QUADRATIC PROGRAMMING FOR THE ...

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    2009-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Block Structured Quadratic Programming for the Direct Multiple Shooting Method. 3. Figure 1. Coordinates, angles, and forces in the single–track car model used ...

  12. Linear block codes for block fading channels based on Hadamard matrices 

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    Spyrou, Spyros

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the creation of linear block codes using Hadamard matrices for block fading channels. The aforementioned codes are very easy to find and have bounded cross correlation spectrum. The optimality is with respect ...

  13. Linear block codes for block fading channels based on Hadamard matrices

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    Spyrou, Spyros

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the creation of linear block codes using Hadamard matrices for block fading channels. The aforementioned codes are very easy to find and have bounded cross correlation spectrum. The optimality is with respect to the metric...

  14. Bounds on the Error Probability of ML Decoding for Block and Turbo-Block Codes

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    Sason, Igal

    Bounds on the Error Probability of ML Decoding for Block and Turbo-Block Codes Igal Sason 32000, Israel March 1999 Abstract The performance of either structured or random turbo-block codes on the other. We focus here on uniformly interleaved and parallel concatenated turbo-Hamming codes

  15. The XY Spin Chain Random Block Operators

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    Jung, Paul

    The XY Spin Chain Random Block Operators Proof of Main Result Open Questions Localization for Random Block Operators Related to the XY Spin Chain Jacob W. Chapman Division of Science Southern Wesleyan University Central, SC Joint work with G¨unter Stolz UAB NSF-CBMS Conference on Quantum Spin

  16. Commercial applications of block copolymer photonic gels

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    Lou, Sally S

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Block copolymer photonic gels are a simple and easily processed material which responds rapidly to environmental stimuli through a color change. The diblock copolymer that forms the gel self-assembles into a lamellar ...

  17. Numerical block diagonalization of matrix ?-algebras with ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2009-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    successfully, see the recent survey [11] for details. Of particular .... i, the matrices in the algebra EiA Ei have a common nonzero diagonal block indexed by the ...

  18. Ordered Hydrophobic Organosilicates Templated by Block Copolymers

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    Evans, Paul G.

    functionalities for photonic applications. Introduction Organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites, which combine of the nanocomposites are very sensitive to the polymer-matrix interface and the intrinsic properties of the block

  19. Magnetic nanostructures patterned by block copolymer lithography

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    Ilievski, Filip, 1980-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this research was twofold: understanding the methods of patterning magnetic films using self-assembled block copolymer masks and examining the magnetic reversal mechanisms of as deposited and patterned magnetic ...

  20. Eco blocks: Nontraditional use for mixed wastepaper

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    Springer, A.M. [Miami Univ., Oxford, OH (United States); Rose, M. [EKA Nobel, Ashland, VA (United States); Ryu, R. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1991, approximately 37%, by weight, of the materials going to landfills was paper. Landfill space in the US is becoming a critical problem in certain areas. This mixed paper fraction does not have a good use in traditional recycling applications. Wastepaper dealers have an excess of mixed wastepaper. This project explored the possibility of producing a value added product that would consume large amounts of mixed waste. The product selected was to produce 5 x 10 x 20 cm paper blocks. These blocks could find applications in building structures. The blocks were modeled using a heated platen press and an aluminum mold, fitted with porous brass plates on the top and bottom in order to ease water removal. The material produced was similar to synthetic wood. Unlike wood, it could be molded into different shapes if desired. The density and physical properties of tensile strength and modulus were determined and compared to wood. The water absorption properties were evaluated and found to be a potential problem. Various coatings were investigated in order to improve the water holdout properties. A manufacturing process was laid out and the cost of block production was estimated to be from $0.15 to $0.24 per block, which would make it competitive with other blocks.

  1. Tunable Morphologies from Charged Block Copolymers

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    Goswami, Monojoy [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Messman, Jamie M [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bulk morphologies formed by a new class of charged block copolymers, 75 vol % fluorinated polyisoprene (FPI) 25 vol% sulfonated polystyrene (PSS) with 50% sulfonation, are characterized, and the fundamental underlying forces that promote the self-assembly processes are elucidated. The results show how the bulk morphologies are substantially different from their uncharged diblock counterparts (PS-PI) and also how morphology can be tuned with volume fraction of the charged block and the casting solvent. A physical understanding based on the underlying strong electrostatic interactions between the charged block and counterions is obtained using Monte Carlo (MC) and Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations. The 75/25 FPI-PSS shows hexagonal morphologies with the minority blocks (PSS) forming the continuous phase due to charge percolation and the FPI blocks arranged in hexagonal cylinders. Some long-range order can be sustained even if lipophobicity is increased (addition of water), albeit with lower dimensional structures. However, thermal annealing provides sufficient energy to disrupt the percolated charges and promotes aggregation of ionic sites which leads to a disordered system. Diverse and atypical morphologies are readily accessible by simply changing the number distribution of the charges on PSS block.

  2. Phosphine Oxide Based Electron Transporting and Hole Blocking...

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    Oxide Based Electron Transporting and Hole Blocking Materials for Blue Electrophosphorescent Organic Light Emitting Phosphine Oxide Based Electron Transporting and Hole Blocking...

  3. Thermodynamics and Ionic Conductivity of Block Copolymer Electrolytes

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    Wanakule, Nisita Sidra

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2.3 REFERENCES Flory, P.J. , Thermodynamics of high polymerBlock Copolymer Thermodynamics - Theory And Experiment.on block copolymer thermodynamics by measuring the changes

  4. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Success...

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    Success Stories Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Success Stories RSS Read Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program success stories. August 25,...

  5. BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS

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    BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS Running title: BLOCK the loss of positive definiteness in the approximate equations. Therefore previous analyses have

  6. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Fact Sheet...

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

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Fact Sheet Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Fact Sheet The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy...

  7. Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Grantees...

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

    Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Grantees on Financing Programs Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Grantees on Financing...

  8. State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block...

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    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance Grantee Letter Guidance For Energy Efficiency And Conservation Block Grant Grantees On Financing Programs...

  9. Minimum Aberration Blocking Schemes for 128-Run Designs

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    Xu, Hongquan; Mee, Robert W.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Split-Plot Fractional Factorial Designs,” Journal of QualityAberration in Blocked Factorial Designs,” Technometrics, 39,Blocked Regular Fractional Factorial Designs With Minimum

  10. Minimum Aberration Blocking Schemes for 128-Run Designs

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    Hongquan Xu; Robert W. Mee

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Split-Plot Fractional Factorial Designs,” Journal of QualityAberration in Blocked Factorial Designs,” Technometrics, 39,Blocked Regular Fractional Factorial Designs With Minimum

  11. Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(pyridinium phenylene)s: Block Polymers of p- and n-Type Semiconductors

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    Swager, Timothy Manning

    Conjugated crystalline?crystalline donor?acceptor?donor block copolymer semiconductors, with regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) as a donor (p-type) block and poly(pyridinium pheneylene) as an acceptor (n-type) block within ...

  12. Block-by-Block Growth of Single-Crystalline Si/SiGe Superlattice

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    Yang, Peidong

    Letters Block-by-Block Growth of Single-Crystalline Si/SiGe Superlattice Nanowires Yiying Wu, Rong-defined compositional profile along the wire axis. Single-crystalline nanowires with longitudinal Si/SiGe superlattice-crystalline nano- wires with Si/SiGe superlattice structure are obtained and thoroughly characterized using

  13. A novel power block for CSP systems

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    Mittelman, Gur [ASP Ltd., Advanced Solar Power, Industrial Zone, Be'er Tuviyya (Israel); Epstein, Michael [Solar Research Facilities Unit, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

    2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) and in particular parabolic trough, is a proven large-scale solar power technology. However, CSP cost is not yet competitive with conventional alternatives unless subsidized. Current CSP plants typically include a condensing steam cycle power block which was preferably designed for a continuous operation and higher operating conditions and therefore, limits the overall plant cost effectiveness and deployment. The drawbacks of this power block are as follows: (i) no power generation during low insolation periods (ii) expensive, large condenser (typically water cooled) due to the poor extracted steam properties (high specific volume, sub-atmospheric pressure) and (iii) high installation and operation costs. In the current study, a different power block scheme is proposed to eliminate these obstacles. This power block includes a top Rankine cycle with a back pressure steam turbine and a bottoming Kalina cycle comprising another back pressure turbine and using ammonia-water mixture as a working fluid. The bottoming (moderate temperature) cycle allows power production during low insolation periods. Because of the superior ammonia-water vapor properties, the condensing system requirements are much less demanding and the operation costs are lowered. Accordingly, air cooled condensers can be used with lower economical penalty. Another advantage is that back pressure steam turbines have a less complex design than condensing steam turbines which make their costs lower. All of these improvements could make the combined cycle unit more cost effective. This unit can be applicable in both parabolic trough and central receiver (solar tower) plants. The potential advantage of the new power block is illustrated by a detailed techno-economical analysis of two 50 MW parabolic trough power plants, comparing between the standard and the novel power block. The results indicate that the proposed plant suggests a 4-11% electricity cost saving. (author)

  14. Degradation versus self-assembly of block copolymer micelles

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    Alexander Muratov; Vladimir A. Baulin

    2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The stability of micelles self-assembled from block copolymers can be altered by the degradation of the blocks. Slow degradation shifts the equilibrium size distribution of block copolymer micelles and change their properties. Quasi-equilibrium scaling theory shows that the degradation of hydrophobic blocks in the core of micelles destabilize the micelles reducing their size, while the degradation of hydrophilic blocks forming coronas of micelles favors larger micelles and may, at certain conditions, induce the formation of micelles from individual chains.

  15. Self-doped microphase separated block copolymer electrolyte

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    Mayes, Anne M. (Waltham, MA); Sadoway, Donald R. (Waltham, MA); Banerjee, Pallab (Boston, MA); Soo, Philip (Cambridge, MA); Huang, Biying (Cambridge, MA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A polymer electrolyte includes a self-doped microphase separated block copolymer including at least one ionically conductive block and at least one second block that is immiscible in the ionically conductive block, an anion immobilized on the polymer electrolyte and a cationic species. The ionically conductive block provides a continuous ionically conductive pathway through the electrolyte. The electrolyte may be used as an electrolyte in an electrochemical cell.

  16. One (Block) Size Fits All: PIR and SPIR with Variable-Length Records via Multi-Block Queries

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    Goldberg, Ian

    One (Block) Size Fits All: PIR and SPIR with Variable-Length Records via Multi-Block Queries Ryan-theoretic private information retrieval (IT-PIR) scheme. Our new multi-block IT-PIR trades off some Byzantine costs within a small factor of the lowest possible. With our new multi-block IT-PIR protocol

  17. Working Paper Series Semantic building blocks

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    . These results then suggest several new, theo- retically grounded, research areas. 1 Introduction SubtreeWorking Paper Series Semantic building blocks in genetic programming Nicholas Freitag Mc and Teaching Rodney A. Briggs Library Volume 3 Number 2 December 12, 2007 Faculty and Student Research

  18. Deformation behavior of cylindrical block copolymer bicrystals : pathway to understanding block copolymer grain boundaries

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    Wanakamol, Panitarn

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Model bicrystals made by adhering pieces of near-single-crystal styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) cylindrical block copolymer (BCP), produced by a roll-casting process; yield various types of pure tilt grain boundaries. The ...

  19. CASSEMCHAPTER 5 HOW DOWE KNOWWHERETHE CO2

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    , geomechanical and geophysical methods. Geochemical methods use direct sampling of subsurface fluids or escaping gases and have limited spatial resolution. Geomechanical methods such as comparing satellite

  20. Dow Corning Corp | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model,DOE FacilityDimondale,South, New Jersey: Energy Resources

  1. Dow Building Solutions | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualPropertyd8c-a9ae-f8521cbb8489 No revision| Open EnergyProject ProjectonlyOak,Building Solutions

  2. Dow Chemical Co | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualPropertyd8c-a9ae-f8521cbb8489 No revision| Open EnergyProject ProjectonlyOak,Building

  3. Modeling Message Blocking and Deadlock in Interconnection Networks

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    Pinkston, Timothy M.

    Modeling Message Blocking and Deadlock in Interconnection Networks Sugath Warnakulasuriya. This model allows various types of message blocking to be represented precisely, including deadlock. Our model of deadlock distinguishes between messages involved in deadlock and those simply dependent

  4. Display blocks : cubic displays for multi-perspective visualizations

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    Pla i Conesa, Pol

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis details the design, execution and evaluation of a new type of display technology, known as Display Blocks. Display Blocks are a response to two major limitations of current displays: visualization and interaction. ...

  5. Variations in the manufacturing of Rockwell test blocks

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    Vora, Jairaj Deepak

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research analyzes the variations occurring in the manufacturing of Rockwell hardness test blocks. Test blocks of different materials and hardness were analyzed and the variations were identified using the Ishikawa ...

  6. FREE ROCKING OF PRISMATIC BLOCKS By P. R. Lipscombe1

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    Pellegrino, Sergio

    FREE ROCKING OF PRISMATIC BLOCKS By P. R. Lipscombe1 and S. Pellegrino2 ABSTRACT: This paper. This cycle comes to an end when the block becomes vertical and starts to rotate again about A. Because some

  7. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANTS PROGRAM NOTICE...

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    ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANTS PROGRAM NOTICE 10-012 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANTS PROGRAM NOTICE 10-012 DAVIS-BACON ACT WAGE RATES FOR...

  8. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM NOTICE...

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    ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM NOTICE 10-004A ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM NOTICE 10-004A REVISION: THIS GUIDANCE HAS BEEN AMENDED...

  9. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Success Stories

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    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program's success stories including news articles, EERE Successes and EERE Blog entries.

  10. Three Pile Nim with Move Blocking Arthur Holshouser

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    Reiter, Harold

    Three Pile Nim with Move Blocking Arthur Holshouser 3600 Bullard St. Charlotte, NC, USA Harold hbreiter@email.uncc.edu 1 #12;Three Pile Nim with Blocking Nim, also known as Bouton's Nim, is a two player for ordinary nim. Specifically, we explore a three pile game with two players, a moving player and a blocking

  11. Conflicts between optimality criteria for block designs with low replication

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    Bailey, R. A.

    .a.bailey@qmul.ac.uk Ongoing joint work with Alia Sajjad and Peter Cameron 1/32 #12;What makes a block design goodConflicts between optimality criteria for block designs with low replication R. A. Bailey r for experiments? I have v treatments that I want to compare. I have b blocks, with space for k treatments (not

  12. Joint Traffic Blocking and Routing under Network Failures and Maintenances

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    Liu, Yong

    Joint Traffic Blocking and Routing under Network Failures and Maintenances Chao Liang ECE Dept paths. Therefore, it is important to design ingress traffic blocking and routing jointly to achieve a good balance between the two factors. Working towards this goal, we formulate a joint ingress blocking

  13. Asymptotically minimum BER linear block precoders for MMSE equalisation

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    Davidson, Tim

    ) [3]. For a general block transmission scheme, optimal detection requires a joint decisionAsymptotically minimum BER linear block precoders for MMSE equalisation S.S. Chan, T.N. Davidson and K.M. Wong Abstract: An asymptotically minimum bit error rate (BER) linear block precoder

  14. Organic photosensitive optoelectronic device having a phenanthroline exciton blocking layer

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    Thompson, Mark E. (Anaheim Hills, CA); Li, Jian (Los Angeles, CA); Forrest, Stephen (Princeton, NJ); Rand, Barry (Princeton, NJ)

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    An organic photosensitive optoelectronic device, having an anode, a cathode, and an organic blocking layer between the anode and the cathode is described, wherein the blocking layer comprises a phenanthroline derivative, and at least partially blocks at least one of excitons, electrons, and holes.

  15. Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2011 Glass Block Solar Collector

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2011 Glass Block Solar Collector Overview of the team to incorporate solar collectors into glass blocks and provide an application for the collected energy. Objectives The team's objective was to deliver a working glass block solar collector

  16. Applications of balanced incomplete block designs to organoleptic evaluations

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    Lawhon, James Talmage

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is expected to result in a greater degree of standardizat1on in the field. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS My gratitude is expressed to Dr. Charles E. Gates for his able guidance and for making his time available on numerous occasions to provide it. I would like also... FOR NINE TREATMENTS IN BLOCKS OF THREE UNITS Replication I Replication II Blocks Treatments Blocks Treatments 1-2-3 4-5-6 7-8-9 1-4-7 2-5-8 3-6-9 Replication III Replication IV Blocks Treatments Blocks Treatments 1-5-9 4-8-3 7-6-2 10 11 12...

  17. Help:Blocking users | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDIT REPORTEnergyFarms AHefei Sungrow Power Supply CoAssigningBlocking

  18. Block Island Power Co | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia: EnergyAvignon,Belcher HomesLyonsBirchBlock Island Power Co Jump to:

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  20. A block-based scalable motion model for highly scalable video coding

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    Kao, Meng-Ping

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2006. [45] J. Lee. Joint optimization of block size andjoint optimization on both MV accuracy and variable block

  1. DOEEA-1157 ENVIRONlMENTAL ASSESSMENT METHYL CHLORIDE VIA OXYHYDROCHLOF...

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    VIA OXYHYDROCHLOFUNATION OF METHANE: A BUILDING BLOCK FOR CHEMICALS AND FUELS FROM NATURAL GAS DOW CORNING CORPORATION CARROLLTON, KENTUCKY SEPTEMBER 1996 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF...

  2. Organic photovoltaic cell incorporating electron conducting exciton blocking layers

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    Forrest, Stephen R.; Lassiter, Brian E.

    2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The present disclosure relates to photosensitive optoelectronic devices including a compound blocking layer located between an acceptor material and a cathode, the compound blocking layer including: at least one electron conducting material, and at least one wide-gap electron conducting exciton blocking layer. For example, 3,4,9,10 perylenetetracarboxylic bisbenzimidazole (PTCBI) and 1,4,5,8-napthalene-tetracarboxylic-dianhydride (NTCDA) function as electron conducting and exciton blocking layers when interposed between the acceptor layer and cathode. Both materials serve as efficient electron conductors, leading to a fill factor as high as 0.70. By using an NTCDA/PTCBI compound blocking layer structure increased power conversion efficiency is achieved, compared to an analogous device using a conventional blocking layers shown to conduct electrons via damage-induced midgap states.

  3. GRADUATE STUDENT COURSE ASSIGNMENTS Block 0 Analysis ---Fefferman Week 1

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    May, J. Peter

    Lewicka Weeks 1­8 Block 5 Apprentice Program --- Abert Babai May Weeks 1*­4 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4­8) Bremer (7­8), Carstea, Gurski, Morris, Rule Block 5 (Apprentice) (weeks 1­4, possibly 5­8) Abouzaid and by mentoring group Name Block Weeks Mentoring Mohammed Abouzaid 5 4 weeks (first 4) Apprentice David Balduzzi 2

  4. Horner’s Syndrome after Superficial Cervical Plexus Block

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    Flores, MD, Stefan; Riguzzi, MD, Christine; Herring, MD, Andrew A.; Nagdev, MD, Arun

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cervical plexus block for anesthesia and analgesia ininvasive parathyroidectomy. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2007;complication of regional anesthesia in neck region such as

  5. Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Grantees...

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    Grant Grantees on Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds and New Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Grantees on Qualified Energy...

  6. Efficient Block-coordinate Descent Algorithms for the Group Lasso

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    Zhiwei (Tony) Qin

    2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 10, 2010 ... First, we propose a general version of the Block Coordinate Descent (BCD) algorithm for the Group Lasso that employs an efficient approach ...

  7. GUIDANCE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT RECIPIENTS...

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    This document provides guidance for energy efficiency and block grant recipients on closeout procedures for non-state energy office recipients. eecbgcloseoutguidance10-11-11.pdf...

  8. Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program...

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    Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program Guidance 10-011 dealing with formula grants. eecbgrecoveryactprogramguidance10-011.pdf More Documents & Publications...

  9. A Block Coordinate Variable Metric Forward-Backward Algorithm

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    2014-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A standard approach for solving (1) in this context consists of using a Block ...... H.H., Combettes, P.L., Noll, D.: Joint minimization with alternating Bregman.

  10. atrioventricular block induced: Topics by E-print Network

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    Semiconductor) ) (Complimentary MOS block A B Die 12; 3 12;VLSI LSI MSI SSI TTL (Transistor, Transistor Logic) ECL (Emitter Kavousianos, Xrysovalantis 144...

  11. armour blocks part: Topics by E-print Network

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    Semiconductor) ) (Complimentary MOS block A B Die 12; 3 12;VLSI LSI MSI SSI TTL (Transistor, Transistor Logic) ECL (Emitter Kavousianos, Xrysovalantis 128...

  12. acid block copolymer: Topics by E-print Network

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    H. Cheng, M. Olvera de la Cruz, "Hydrophobic-Charged Block Copolymer Micelles Induced by Materials Science Websites Summary: surface. The electrostatic attraction between the...

  13. Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes

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    Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Fuel cells have the potential to provide power for a wide variety of applications ranging from electronic...

  14. Equity Effects of Increasing-Block Electricity Pricing

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    Borenstein, Severin

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Evidence from Residential Electricity Demand,” Review ofLester D. “The Demand for Electricity: A Survey,” The BellResidential Demand for Electricity under Inverted Block

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    DIALOGUE IP BLOCK SALE TEMPLATE 120508 POWER SALES AGREEMENT executed by the BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION and FULL NAME OF CUSTOMER Table of Contents Section Page 1. Term...

  16. BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS

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    BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS Running title: BLOCKÆciently small as to preclude the loss of positive de#12;niteness in the approximate equations. Therefore

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    of Energy's ongoing role in the monitoring, reporting, and oversight of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant-funded financing programs, including Revolving Loan...

  18. Net Requirements Transparency Process for Slice/Block Customers

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    4, 2012 Net Requirements Transparency Process for SliceBlock Customers Description of Changes and a Response to Comments September 24, 2012 Background and Description of Changes:...

  19. Optimization Online - Stochastic Quasi-Fejér Block-Coordinate Fixed ...

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    Patrick L. Combettes

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    Apr 29, 2014 ... Stochastic Quasi-Fejér Block-Coordinate Fixed Point Iterations with Random Sweeping. Patrick L. Combettes (plc ***at*** math.jussieu.fr)

  20. Coordination polymers and building blocks based on ditopic heteroscorpionate ligands

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    Santillan, Guillermo A.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Silver (I) Coordination Polymers formed through hydrogenBlocks for Coordination Polymers” Inorg. Chem. *One of theof Silver(I) Coordination Polymers Formed through Hydrogen

  1. Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Recipients...

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    Guidelines Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program grantees on planning and conducting program evaluations on Recovery Act funded EECBG programs...

  2. Microsoft Word - BPA analysis summarizing CFAC block contract...

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    Agreement (Block Contract) to Columbia Falls Aluminum Company (CFAC), an aluminum smelter in Columbia Falls, Montana, at the Industrial Power (IP) rate and how it comports...

  3. Blocked Regular Fractional Factorial Designs With Minimum Aberration

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    Hongquan Xu

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on 2 n?k fractional factorial designs and search for minimumaberration frac- tional factorial designs. Biometrika 90aberration in blocked factorial designs. Technometrics 39

  4. Blocked Regular Fractional Factorial Designs With Minimum Aberration

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    Xu, Hongquan

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on 2 n?k fractional factorial designs and search for minimumaberration frac- tional factorial designs. Biometrika 90aberration in blocked factorial designs. Technometrics 39

  5. Poly(lactide)-block-poly([epsilon]-caprolactone-co-[epsilon]-decalactone)-block-poly(lactide) copolymer elastomers

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    Schneiderman, Deborah K.; Hill, Erin M.; Martello, Mark T.; Hillmyer, Marc A. (UMM)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Batch ring opening transesterification copolymerization of ?-caprolactone and ?-decalactone was used to generate statistical copolymers over a wide range of compositions and molar masses. Reactivity ratios determined for this monomer pair, rCL = 5.9 and rDL = 0.03, reveal ?-caprolactone is added preferentially regardless of the propagating chain end. Relative to poly(?-caprolactone) the crystallinity and melting point of these statistical copolymers were depressed by the addition of ?-decalactone; copolymers containing greater than 31 mol% (46 wt%) ?-decalactone were amorphous. Poly(lactide)-block-poly(?-caprolactone-co-?-decalactone)-block-poly(lactide) triblock polymers were also prepared and used to explore the influence of midblock composition on the temperature dependent Flory-Huggins interaction parameter (?). In addition, uniaxial extension tests were used to determine the effects of midblock composition, poly(lactide) content, and molar mass on the mechanical properties of these new elastomeric triblocks.

  6. October 30, 2008, Visiting Speakers Program - Dow Chemicals Presentation - Dows Approach to Sustainability

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO2:Introduction toManagementOPAM Policy AcquisitionWeatherizationDepartment ofFraud and

  7. BLIND RECOGNITION OF LINEAR SPACE TIME BLOCK CODES Vincent Choqueuse

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    BLIND RECOGNITION OF LINEAR SPACE TIME BLOCK CODES Vincent Choqueuse E3 I2 , EA 3876, ENSIETA 2 6165, UBO 6, avenue le Gorgeu, 29200 Brest Cedex 3 FRANCE ABSTRACT The blind recognition. In this paper, we investigate the problem of the blind recognition of Linear Space-Time Block Codes (STBC

  8. INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO.

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    Birmingham, University of

    INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO. Staff on the Vale Village try to ensure and cleaned to a high standard. Please make sure that you complete this inventory and note down anything which seat x 1 Toilet roll holder x 1 INVENTORY FOR SHACKLETON FLAT NO: BLOCK NO: ROOM NO: NAME: TELEPHONE

  9. INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO.

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    Birmingham, University of

    INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO. Staff on the Vale Village try to ensure and cleaned to a high standard. Please make sure that you complete this inventory and note down anything which Toilet seat x 1 Toilet roll holder x 1 INVENTORY FOR MASON FLAT NO: BLOCK NO: ROOM NO: NAME: TELEPHONE

  10. INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO.

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    Birmingham, University of

    INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO. Staff on the Vale Village try to ensure and cleaned to a high standard. Please make sure that you complete this inventory and note down anything which holder x 1 INVENTORY FOR TENNIS COURT BLOCK NO: FLAT NO: ROOM NO: NAME: TELEPHONE EXT. NO: #12;How

  11. INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO.

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    Birmingham, University of

    INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO. Staff on the Vale Village try to ensure and cleaned to a high standard. Please make sure that you complete this inventory and note down anything which Toilet seat x 1 Toilet roll holder x 1 INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO: BLOCK NO: ROOM NO: NAME

  12. INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO.

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    Birmingham, University of

    INVENTORY FOR ELGAR COURT FLAT NO. BLOCK NO. ROOM NO. Staff on the Vale Village try to ensure and cleaned to a high standard. Please make sure that you complete this inventory and note down anything which rail x 1 INVENTORY FOR MAPLE BANK FLAT NO: BLOCK NO: ROOM NO: NAME: TELEPHONE EXT. NO: #12;How

  13. Conflicts between optimality criteria for block designs with low replication

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    Bailey, R. A.

    Conflicts between optimality criteria for block designs with low replication R. A. Bailey r.a.bailey@qmul.ac.uk International Biometric Congress, Florianopolis, 2010 Ongoing joint work with Alia Sajjad and Peter Cameron 1/18 #12;What makes a block design good for experiments? I have v treatments that I want to compare. I have

  14. Estimation and prediction in spatial models with block composite likelihoods

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    Reich, Brian J.

    Estimation and prediction in spatial models with block composite likelihoods Jo Eidsvik1 , Benjamin, IA 50011, U.S.A. (niemi@iastate.edu) 1 #12;Abstract A block composite likelihood is developed for estimation and prediction in large spatial datasets. The composite likelihood is constructed from the joint

  15. Block-LDPC: A Practical LDPC Coding System Design Approach

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    Zhang, Tong

    1 Block-LDPC: A Practical LDPC Coding System Design Approach Hao Zhong, Student Member, IEEE, and Tong Zhang, Member, IEEE Abstract-- This paper presents a joint low-density parity-check (LDPC) code-encoder-decoder design approach, called Block- LDPC, for practical LDPC coding system implementations. The key idea

  16. New block preconditioners for saddle point problems List of authors

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    Boyer, Edmond

    New block preconditioners for saddle point problems List of authors: Michele Benzi 1 In this talk I will describe a class of block preconditioners for linear systems in saddle point form. The main focus with respect to problem parameters will be discussed, together with the effect of inexact solves. This is joint

  17. Experimenting with Shu le Block Cipher and SMT Martin Stanek

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    Experimenting with Shu le Block Cipher and SMT Solvers Martin Stanek Department of Computer Science, and we call it the Shu e Block Cipher. We show how the cipher can be translated into SMT-LIB v2 format, suitable for automated solving by SMT solvers. We compare performance of various SMT solvers

  18. Piezoelectric Properties of Non-Polar Block Copolymers

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    Pester, Christian [RWTH Aachen University; Ruppel, Markus A [ORNL; Schoberth, Heiko [University of Bayreuth; Schmidt, K. [Universitat Bayreuth; Liedel, Clemens [RWTH Aachen University; Van Rijn, Patrick [RWTH Aachen University; Littrell, Ken [ORNL; Schindler, Kerstin [RWTH Aachen University; Hiltl, Stephanie [RWTH Aachen University; Czubak, Thomas [RWTH Aachen University; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Urban, Volker S [ORNL; Boker, Alexander [RWTH Aachen University

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Piezoelectric properties in non-polar block copolymers are a novelty in the field of electroactive polymers. The piezoelectric susceptibility of poly(styrene-b-isoprene) block copolymer lamellae is found to be up to an order of magnitude higher when compared to classic piezoelectric materials. The electroactive response increases with temperature and is found to be strongest in the disordered phase.

  19. Electric Field Induced Selective Disordering in Lamellar Block Copolymers

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    Ruppel, Markus A [ORNL; Pester, Christian W [ORNL; Langner, Karol M [Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, The Netherlands; Sevink, Geert [Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, The Netherlands; Schoberth, Heiko [University of Bayreuth; Schmidt, Kristin [ORNL; Urban, Volker S [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Boker, Alexander [RWTH Aachen University

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    External electric fields align nanostructured block copolymers by either rotation of grains or nucleation and growth depending on how strongly the chemically distinct block copolymer components are segregated. In close vicinity to the orderdisorder transition, theory and simulations suggest a third mechanism: selective disordering. We present a time-resolved small-angle X-ray scattering study that demonstrates how an electric field can indeed selectively disintegrate ill-aligned lamellae in a lyotropic block copolymer solution, while lamellae with interfaces oriented parallel to the applied field prevail. The present study adds an additional mechanism to the experimentally corroborated suite of mechanistic pathways, by which nanostructured block copolymers can align with an electric field. Our results further unveil the benefit of electric field assisted annealing for mitigating orientational disorder and topological defects in block copolymer mesophases, both in close vicinity to the orderdisorder transition and well below it.

  20. Block copolymer nanolithography for the fabrication of patterned media.

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    Warke, Vishal V [ORNL; Bakker, Martin G [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Britt, Phillip F [ORNL; Li, Xuefa [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Wang, Jin [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract Bit patterned perpendicular media has the potential to increase the density of magnetic recording beyond what can be achieved by granular media. Self assembling diblock copolymers are of interest as templates for patterned media, as they potentially provide a low cost fabrication route. A method to fabricate the desired pattern using cylinder forming diblock copolymers of (PS-b-PMMA) as template is reported. Upon phase separation hexagonally packed cylinders of the minority phase (PMMA) surrounded by the continuous majority phase (PS) are obtained. The processing sequence began with spin coating the block copolymer on a suitable substrate, followed by annealing the block copolymer thin film in vacuum to orient it perpendicular to the substrate. Block copolymer templates were obtained by glacial acetic acid treatment which opened the pores in the block copolymer thin film. Ni was electrodeposited in the block copolymer templates and this pattern was then transferred onto the underlying substrate by ion milling

  1. New adhesive systems based on functionalized block copolymers

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    Kent, M.; Saunders, R.; Hurst, M.; Small, J.; Emerson, J.; Zamora, D.

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this work was to evaluate chemically-functionalized block copolymers as adhesion promoters for metal/thermoset resin interfaces. Novel block copolymers were synthesized which contain pendant functional groups reactive toward copper and epoxy resins. In particular, imidazole and triazole functionalities that chelate with copper were incorporated onto one block, while secondary amines were incorporated onto the second block. These copolymers were found to self-assemble from solution onto copper surfaces to form monolayers. The structure of the adsorbed monolayers were studied in detail by neutron reflection and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. The monolayer structure was found to vary markedly with the solution conditions and adsorption protocol. Appropriate conditions were found for which the two blocks form separate layers on the surface with the amine functionalized block exposed at the air surface. Adhesion testing of block copolymer-coated copper with epoxy resins was performed in both lap shear and peel modes. Modest enhancements in bond strengths were observed with the block copolymer applied to the native oxide. However, it was discovered that the native oxide is the weak link, and that by simply removing the native oxide, and then applying an epoxy resin before the native oxide can reform, excellent bond strength in the as-prepared state as well as excellent retention of bond strength after exposure to solder in ambient conditions are obtained. It is recommended that long term aging studies be performed with and without the block copolymer. In addition, the functionalized block copolymer method should be evaluated for another system that has inherently poor bonding, such as the nickel/silicone interface, and for systems involving metals and alloys which form oxides very rapidly, such as aluminum and stainless steel, where bonding strategies involve stabilizing the native oxide.

  2. Structural behavior of silicone bonded glass block panels

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    Chang, K.F. [Structural Engineering Associates, Inc., San Antonio, TX (United States); Sandberg, L.B. [Michigan Technological Univ. Houghton, MI (United States)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Silicone sealant was submitted for mortar in bonding glass blocks. The sealant`s tensile and shear strengths and stiffnesses were determined. Joints bonding two glass blocks were tested for stiffness and strength in tension, bending, out-of-plane shear, and in-plane shear. Bending tests were done on specimens one block wide and four blocks long to evaluate one-way bending behavior. A six block by six block panel, supported on all four sides, was built and tested under simulated wind load. An analytical model with material nonlinearity in the joints was developed for the one-way bending case. It gave good comparisons with the experimental data to load levels approaching failure. A more complex analytical model was developed for the two-way panel. It was only valid for lower load levels, in the range of potential allowable design loads, but compared well with test results. Silicone bonded glass block panels have potential for meeting the wind load requirements necessary for exterior use.

  3. NANOSTRUCTURED METAL OXIDE CATALYSTS VIA BUILDING BLOCK SYNTHESES

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    Craig E. Barnes

    2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A broadly applicable methodology has been developed to prepare new single site catalysts on silica supports. This methodology requires of three critical components: a rigid building block that will be the main structural and compositional component of the support matrix; a family of linking reagents that will be used to insert active metals into the matrix as well as cross link building blocks into a three dimensional matrix; and a clean coupling reaction that will connect building blocks and linking agents together in a controlled fashion. The final piece of conceptual strategy at the center of this methodology involves dosing the building block with known amounts of linking agents so that the targeted connectivity of a linking center to surrounding building blocks is obtained. Achieving targeted connectivities around catalytically active metals in these building block matrices is a critical element of the strategy by which single site catalysts are obtained. This methodology has been demonstrated with a model system involving only silicon and then with two metal-containing systems (titanium and vanadium). The effect that connectivity has on the reactivity of atomically dispersed titanium sites in silica building block matrices has been investigated in the selective oxidation of phenols to benezoquinones. 2-connected titanium sites are found to be five times as active (i.e. initial turnover frequencies) than 4-connected titanium sites (i.e. framework titanium sites).

  4. ELECTRICAL IMAGING AT THE LARGE BLOCK TEST YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA

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    A. Ramirez

    2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A monolithic block of densely welded tuff was excavated from a site on Fran Ridge near Yucca Mountain, Nevada so that coupled thermohydrological processes could be studied in a controlled, in situ experiment. A series of heaters were placed in a horizontal plane about 3 m from the top of the 3 m by 3 m by 4.5 m high block. Temperatures were measured at many points within and on the block surface and a suite of other measurements were taken to define the thermal and hydrologic response. Electrical resistance tomography (ERT) was used to map 2 dimensional images of moisture content changes along four planes in the block. The ERT images clearly delineate the drying and wetting of the rockmass during the 13 months of heating and subsequent six months of cool down. The main feature is a prominent dry zone that forms around the heaters then gradually disappears as the rock cools down. Other features include linear anomalies of decreasing moisture content which are fractures dehydrating as the block heats up. There are also examples of compact anomalies of wetting. Some of these appear to be water accumulation in fractures which are draining condensate from the block. Others may be rain water entering a fracture at the top of the block. During cooldown a general rewetting is observed although this is less certain because of poor data quality during this stage of the experiment.

  5. GRADUATE STUDENT COURSE ASSIGNMENTS Block 1 Discrete mathematics ---Babai Weeks 18

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    May, J. Peter

    Products on spaces --- Angeltveit Weeks 5­8 Block 6 Number Theory (Apprentice) --- Babai Weeks 1*­4 Week 1, Guillou, Johnson, Lind Block 4b (Angeltveit) (weeks 5­8) Bohmann, Johnson, Lind Block 5 (Apprentice by block and by mentoring group Name (28) weeks Block Mentoring Alan Anders 8 3b, 3c Apprentice Sundeep

  6. Did the Paleo-Asian Ocean between North China Block and Mongolia Block exist during the late Paleozoic? First paleomagnetic evidence

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Did the Paleo-Asian Ocean between North China Block and Mongolia Block exist during the late Paleozoic? First paleomagnetic evidence from central-eastern Inner Mongolia, China Pan Zhao,1,2 Yan Chen,2-Asian Ocean between the North China Block (NCB) and the Mongolia Block (MOB) is a contentious issue

  7. Robot task planning in a non-ideal blocks world 

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    Rangadass, Vasudev

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    this non ? simple support. The difference between a simple support and a non-simple support is shown in figures 2 and 3 respectively. D Fig. 2 Simp/e support. Figure 2 shows a simple support which is a lower pair contact, i. e only face ? face contact...). A 8 B, the blocks in our robot world are represented as schemas. These hold all the information about the blocks like weight, position, dimensions etc. An example schema of block A is shown below. IS-A: CUBOID HAS-FACES: A-F1 A-F2 A-F3 A-F4 A-F5...

  8. Block copolymer adhesion promoters via ring-opening metathesis polymerization

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    Kent, M.S.; Saunders, R.

    1997-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Coupling agents are disclosed based on functionalized block copolymers for bonding thermoset polymers to solid materials. These are polymers which possess at least two types of functional groups, one which is able to attach to and react with solid surfaces, and another which can react with a thermoset resin, which are incorporated as pendant groups in monomers distributed in blocks (typically two) along the backbone of the chain. The block copolymers in this invention are synthesized by living ring-opening metathesis polymerization. 18 figs.

  9. Blind Block Synchronization Algorithms in Cyclic Prefix Systems

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    Vaidyanathan, P. P.

    Blind Block Synchronization Algorithms in Cyclic Prefix Systems Borching Su Department to solving the problem blindly, that is, where training symbols are not available. Blind symbol synchronization problem is especially important in many blind channel estimation algorithms in the literature

  10. Finite blocklength analysis of the MISO Coherent Block Fading Channel

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    Collins, Austin Daniel

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Coherent MISO Block Fading Channel is a wireless communication channel model in which the transmitter has access to multiple antennas while the receiver has access to one. This model is becoming increasingly important ...

  11. antibody blocks interactions: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Er Kk Kayatani; Zilka I Terrientes; Socrates Herrera; Rose Gf Leke; Diane W Taylor 143 Seismic motion in urban sites consisting of blocks in welded contact with a soft layer...

  12. Host-Guest Self-assembly in Block Copolymer Blends

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    Park, Woon Ik

    Ultrafine, uniform nanostructures with excellent functionalities can be formed by self-assembly of block copolymer (BCP) thin films. However, extension of their geometric variability is not straightforward due to their ...

  13. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Success...

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

    like this will grace Gabe Nesbitt Community Park in McKinney, Texas, thanks to an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant | Photo courtesy of McKinney, Texas EECBG...

  14. Strategies for incorporating functional block copolymers into polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings

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    Tan, Wui Siew

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores the creation of thin film responsive hydrogel coatings via Layer-by Layer assembly (LbL) of temperature (T) responsive block copolymer - polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs). First, the LbL conditions ...

  15. Revealing the potential of Compressed Earth Blocks : a visual narration

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    Rabie, Omar

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Compressed Earth Blocks (CEB) is a developed earth technology, in which unbaked brick is produced by compressing raw soil using manual, hydraulic, or mechanical compressing machines. Revealing the potential of an affordable ...

  16. Templated self-assembly of siloxane block copolymers for nanofabrication

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    Jung, Yeon Sik

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Monolayer patterns of block copolymer (BCP) microdomains have been pursued for applications in below sub-30 nm nanolithography. BCP selfassembly processing is scalable and low cost, and is well-suited for integration with ...

  17. Controlling morphology of multi-component block copolymer based materials

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    Mickiewicz, Rafal Adam, 1974-

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability of block copolymers to self-assemble into ordered microstructures has attracted much interest both from a pure scientific perspective and for their potential in numerous industrial applications. The microphase ...

  18. Microfluidic devices and Block Copolymer Nanolithography Lead: D. Angelescu

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    Baudoin, Geneviève

    Microfluidic devices and Block Copolymer Nanolithography Lead: D. Angelescu Permanent members: B, X. Yuan One of our activities in microfluidics involves the design of a microfluidic system which measures pressure drops along microfluidic channels involving different types of constrictions using

  19. Improving the polishing process for Rockwell hardness test block

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    Imani Nejad, Mohammad

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inefficiencies in a Rockwell hardness test block manufacturing process were analyzed. The polishing stage was identified to be the bottleneck with a high reworking rate. An understanding based on the physics of polishing ...

  20. Microsoft Word - BPA analysis summarizing ALCOA block contract...

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

    Sales Agreement (Block Contract) to Alcoa Inc.'s (Alcoa) Intalco Plant, an aluminum smelter in Ferndale, Washington, at the Industrial Power (IP) rate and how it comports with...

  1. Two urban corners : a design exploration for the Holloway block

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    Cabot, Thomas Dudley

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores built possibilities for two public street corners at the Holloway Block in Burlington, Vermont The site is at the historic commercial center of the town, and consisted until recently of abandoned ...

  2. Synthesis and solution state self-assembly of linear-dendritic block copolymers

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    Stokes, Kristoffer Keith

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Linear-dendritic block copolymers consisting of a poly(styrene) linear block and poly(amidoamine) dendrimer block were synthesized and examined for their ability to self-assemble in both aqueous environments and organic/aqueous ...

  3. Big Questions: The Ultimate Building Blocks of Matter

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    Lincoln, Don

    2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The Standard Model of particle physics treats quarks and leptons as having no size at all. Quarks are found inside protons and neutrons and the most familiar lepton is the electron. While the best measurements to date support that idea, there is circumstantial evidence that suggests that perhaps the these tiny particles might be composed of even smaller building blocks. This video explains this circumstantial evidence and introduces some very basic ideas of what those building blocks might be.

  4. Memory blocking and recovery for affect word lists

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    Moynan, Sarah Catherine

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    MEMORY BLOCKING AND RECOVERY FOR AFFECT WORD LISTS A Senior Honors Thesis by SARAH CATHERINE MOYNAN Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs k, Academic Scholarships Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... of the UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWS April 2004 Major: Psychology MEMORY BLOCKING AND RECOVERY FOR AFFECT WORD LISTS A Senior Honors Thesis by SARAH CATHERINE MOYNAN Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs & Acadenuc Scholarships Texas A...

  5. Big Questions: The Ultimate Building Blocks of Matter

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    Lincoln, Don

    2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The Standard Model of particle physics treats quarks and leptons as having no size at all. Quarks are found inside protons and neutrons and the most familiar lepton is the electron. While the best measurements to date support that idea, there is circumstantial evidence that suggests that perhaps the these tiny particles might be composed of even smaller building blocks. This video explains this circumstantial evidence and introduces some very basic ideas of what those building blocks might be.

  6. Robot task planning in a non-ideal blocks world

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    Rangadass, Vasudev

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ROBOT TASK PLANNING IN A NON-IDEAL BLOCKS WORLD A Thesis by VASUDEV RANGADASS Submitted to the Graduate College Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major Subject...: Computer Science ROBOT TASK PLANNING IN A NON-IDEAL BLOCKS WORLD A Thesis by VASUDEV RANGADASS Approved as to style and content by: Amitabha Mu ee (Chairman of Committee) Glen Williams (Member) Arun Sen (Member) Glen Williams (Head...

  7. Irregular Turbo Codes in Block-Fading Channels

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    Kraidy, Ghassan M; Fàbregas, Albert Guillén i

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study irregular binary turbo codes over non-ergodic block-fading channels. We first propose an extension of channel multiplexers initially designed for regular turbo codes. We then show that, using these multiplexers, irregular turbo codes that exhibit a small decoding threshold over the ergodic Gaussian-noise channel perform very close to the outage probability on block-fading channels, from both density evolution and finite-length perspectives.

  8. Bulk Vitrification Castable Refractory Block Protection Study

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    Hrma, Pavel R.; Bagaasen, Larry M.; Beck, Andrew E.; Brouns, Thomas M.; Caldwell, Dustin D.; Elliott, Michael L.; Matyas, Josef; Minister, Kevin BC; Schweiger, Michael J.; Strachan, Denis M.; Tinsley, Bronnie P.; Hollenberg, Glenn W.

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bulk vitrification (BV) was selected for a pilot-scale test and demonstration facility for supplemental treatment to accelerate the cleanup of low-activity waste (LAW) at the Hanford U.S. DOE Site. During engineering-scale (ES) tests, a small fraction of radioactive Tc (and Re, its nonradioactive surrogate) were transferred out of the LAW glass feed and molten LAW glass, and deposited on the surface and within the pores of the castable refractory block (CRB). Laboratory experiments were undertaken to understand the mechanisms of the transport Tc/Re into the CRB during vitrification and to evaluate various means of CRB protection against the deposition of leachable Tc/Re. The tests used Re as a chemical surrogate for Tc. The tests with the baseline CRB showed that the molten LAW penetrates into CRB pores before it converts to glass, leaving deposits of sulfates and chlorides when the nitrate components decompose. Na2O from the LAW reacts with the CRB to create a durable glass phase that may contain Tc/Re. Limited data from a single CRB sample taken from an ES experiment indicate that, while a fraction of Tc/Re is present in the CRB in a readily leachable form, most of the Tc/Re deposited in the refractory is retained in the form of a durable glass phase. In addition, the molten salts from the LAW, mainly sulfates, chlorides, and nitrates, begin to evaporate from BV feeds at temperatures below 800 C and condense on solid surfaces at temperatures below 530 C. Three approaches aimed at reducing or preventing the deposition of soluble Tc/Re within the CRB were proposed: metal lining, sealing the CRB surface with a glaze, and lining the CRB with ceramic tiles. Metal liners were deemed unsuitable because evaluations showed that they can cause unacceptable distortions of the electric field in the BV system. Sodium silicate and a low-alkali borosilicate glaze were selected for testing. The glazes slowed down molten salt condensate penetration, but did little to reduce the penetration of molten salt. Out of several refractory tile candidates, only greystone and fused-cast alumina-zirconia-silica (AZS) refractory remained intact and well bonded to the CRB after firing to 1000 C. The deformation of the refractory-tile composite was avoided by prefiring the greystone tile to 800 C. Condensed vapors did not penetrate the tiles, but Re salts condensed on their surface. Refractory corrosion tests indicated that a 0.25-inch-thick greystone tile would not corrode during a BV melt. Tiles can reduce both vapor penetration and molten salt penetration, but vapor deposition above the melt line will occur even on tiles. The Tc/Re transport scenario was outlined as follows. At temperatures below 700 C, molten ionic salt (MIS) that includes all the Tc/Re penetrates, by capillarity, from the feed into the CRB open porosity. At approximately 750 C, the MIS decomposes through the loss of NOx, leaving mainly sulfate and chloride salts. The Na2O formed in the decomposition of the nitrates reacts with insoluble grains in the feed and with the aluminosilicates in the CRB to form more viscous liquids that reduce further liquid penetration into the CRB. At 800 to 1000 C, a continuous glass phase traps the remains of the MIS in the form of inclusions in the bulk glass melt. At 1000 to 1200 C, the salt inclusions in the glass slowly dissolve but also rise to the surface. The Tc/Re salts also evaporate from the free surface of the glass melt that is rapidly renewed by convective currents. The vapors condense on cooler surfaces in the upper portion of the CRB, the box lid, and the off-gas system.

  9. Morphological studies on block copolymer modified PA 6 blends

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    Poindl, M., E-mail: marcus.poindl@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de, E-mail: christian.bonten@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de; Bonten, C., E-mail: marcus.poindl@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de, E-mail: christian.bonten@ikt.uni-stuttgart.de [Institut für Kunststofftechnik, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent studies show that compounding polyamide 6 (PA 6) with a PA 6 polyether block copolymers made by reaction injection molding (RIM) or continuous anionic polymerization in a reactive extrusion process (REX) result in blends with high impact strength and high stiffness compared to conventional rubber blends. In this paper, different high impact PA 6 blends were prepared using a twin screw extruder. The different impact modifiers were an ethylene propylene copolymer, a PA PA 6 polyether block copolymer made by reaction injection molding and one made by reactive extrusion. To ensure good particle matrix bonding, the ethylene propylene copolymer was grafted with maleic anhydride (EPR-g-MA). Due to the molecular structure of the two block copolymers, a coupling agent was not necessary. The block copolymers are semi-crystalline and partially cross-linked in contrast to commonly used amorphous rubbers which are usually uncured. The combination of different analysis methods like atomic force microscopy (AFM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) gave a detailed view in the structure of the blends. Due to the partial cross-linking, the particles of the block copolymers in the blends are not spherical like the ones of ethylene propylene copolymer. The differences in molecular structure, miscibility and grafting of the impact modifiers result in different mechanical properties and different blend morphologies.

  10. Theoretical study of water blocking in miscible flooding

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    Muller, T. (BEB Erdgas and Erdol GmbH (DE)); Lake, L.W. (Texas Univ., Austin, TX (United States))

    1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Miscible displacement processes can leave a substantial amount of residual oil behind the displacement front. This phenomenon has two general causes: instabilities caused by local heterogeneities or viscous fingering and water blocking. This paper describes a study of the latter. Numerous laboratory experiments have shown that significant blocking of oil from the solvent by mobile water can occur in water-wet media and at large water saturations. Despite this, water-blocking studies have been limited to either simple correction functions in numerical simulations or microscopic models. To the best of the authors' knowledge, no explicit theoretical model considers the macroscopic bypassing and subsequent interaction of the solvent stream with a trapped hydrocarbon phase. In this study, CO{sub 2} is the miscible solvent. A numerical model calculates the mass flux between flowing and stagnant regions separated by a water film. The model considers solvent diffusion and diffusional extraction of oil accompanied by swelling or shrinking of the stagnant hydrocarbon phase.

  11. Surface code implementation of block code state distillation

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    Austin G. Fowler; Simon J. Devitt; Cody Jones

    2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    State distillation is the process of taking a number of imperfect copies of a particular quantum state and producing fewer better copies. Until recently, the lowest overhead method of distilling states |A>=(|0>+e^{i\\pi/4}|1>)/\\sqrt{2} produced a single improved |A> state given 15 input copies. New block code state distillation methods can produce k improved |A> states given 3k+8 input copies, potentially significantly reducing the overhead associated with state distillation. We construct an explicit surface code implementation of block code state distillation and quantitatively compare the overhead of this approach to the old. We find that, using the best available techniques, for parameters of practical interest, block code state distillation does not always lead to lower overhead, and, when it does, the overhead reduction is typically less than a factor of three.

  12. On Computation of Approximate Joint Block-Diagonalization using Ordinary AJD

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    Yeredor, Arie

    On Computation of Approximate Joint Block-Diagonalization using Ordinary AJD Petr Tichavský 1 2, 461 17 Liberec, Czech Republic Abstract. Approximate joint block diagonalization (AJBD) of a set, we prove that when the set is exactly jointly block-diagonalizable, perfect block

  13. Block-LDA: Jointly modeling entity-annotated text and entity-entity Ramnath Balasubramanyan

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    Cohen, William W.

    Block-LDA: Jointly modeling entity-annotated text and entity-entity links Ramnath Balasubramanyan established by Nallapati et al. [6]. In this paper, we present a model, Block-LDA, that jointly generates text in topic models with blocks in stochastic block models. The joint modeling permits sharing of in- formation

  14. Neighbour balance in a strip-block design for an experiment on irrigation

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    Bailey, R. A.

    Neighbour balance in a strip-block design for an experiment on irrigation R. A. Bailey (Joint work There are 8 blocks. 2/15 #12;Irrigation experiment on citrus plants in a greenhouse There are 8 blocks. Each block is (4 rows ) Ã? (4 columns )/(4 pots ). 2/15 #12;Irrigation experiment on citrus plants

  15. The moving blocks bootstrap versus parametric time series Richard M. Vogel

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    Vogel, Richard M.

    The moving blocks bootstrap versus parametric time series models Richard M. Vogel Department adding uncertainty to the analysis. The moving blocks bootstrap is a simple resampling algorithm which of the moving block length. The moving blocks bootstrap resamples the observed time series using approximately

  16. Where is the North ChinaSouth China block boundary in eastern China?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Where is the North China­South China block boundary in eastern China? Michel Faure, Wei Lin of the North China and South China blocks. The eastern extension of the belt (the Sulu area) consists and the lack of ocean-basin rock shows that the boundary between the North China block and South China block

  17. A Note on the Use of the Woodbury Formula To Solve Cyclic Block Tri-Diagonal and Cyclic Block Penta-diagonal Linear Systems of Equations

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    Milan Batista; Abdel Rahman A. Ibrahim Karawia

    2008-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The article presents the theoretical background of the algorithms for solving cyclic block tridiagonal and cyclic block penta-diagonal systems of linear algebraic equations present in ref [1] and [2]. The theory is based on the Woodbury formula.

  18. Lignin-blocking treatment of biomass and uses thereof

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    Yang, Bin (Hanover, NH); Wyman, Charles E. (Norwich, VT)

    2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a method for converting cellulose in a lignocellulosic biomass. The method provides for a lignin-blocking polypeptide and/or protein treatment of high lignin solids. The treatment enhances cellulase availability in cellulose conversion. Cellulase efficiencies are improved by the protein or polypeptide treatment. The treatment may be used in combination with steam explosion and acid prehydrolysis techniques. Hydrolysis yields from lignin containing biomass are enhanced 5-20%, and enzyme utilization is increased from 10% to 50%. Thus, a more efficient and economical method of processing lignin containing biomass materials utilizes a polypeptide/protein treatment step that effectively blocks lignin binding of cellulase.

  19. Electrically conductive doped block copolymer of polyacetylene and polyisoprene

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    Aldissi, Mahmoud (Los Alamos, NM)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrically conductive block copolymer of polyisoprene and polyacetyl and a method of making the same are disclosed. The polymer is prepared by first polymerizing isoprene with n-butyllithium in a toluene solution to form an active isoprenyllithium polymer. The active polymer is reacted with an equimolar amount of titanium butoxide and subsequently exposed to gaseous acetylene. A block copolymer of polyisoprene and polyacetylene is formed. The copolymer is soluble in common solvents and may be doped with I.sub.2 to give it an electrical conductivity in the metallic regime.

  20. Block Tensor Decomposition for Source Apportionment of Air Pollution

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    Hopke, Philip K; Li, Na; Navasca, Carmeliza

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ambient particulate chemical composition data with three particle diameter sizes (2.5mmair sample data. In particular, we use the Block Term Decomposition (BTD) in rank-(L;L;1) form to identify nine pollution sources (Fe+Zn, Sulfur with Dust, Road Dust, two types of Metal Works, Road Salt, Local Sulfate, and Homogeneous and Cloud Sulfate).

  1. Dynamic One-Pile Blocking Nim Achim Flammenkamp

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    Reiter, Harold

    Dynamic One-Pile Blocking Nim Achim Flammenkamp Mathematisierung, Universit¨at Bielefeld, Federal consisting of one-pile counter pickup games for which the number of counters that can be removed on each imply that (Mi-mi N0)iN is a nondecreasing sequence. There are two players and a pile of counters

  2. Power Control for Discrete-Input Block-Fading Channels

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    Guillén i Fàbregas, Albert

    . K. Rasmussen CUED / F-INFENG / TR 582 August 2007 #12;#12;1 Power Control for Discrete-Input Block-Fading Channels Khoa D. Nguyen, Albert Guill´en i F`abregas and Lars K. Rasmussen Abstract We consider power systems employing orthogonal frequency division multiplexing. K. D. Nguyen and L. K. Rasmussen

  3. A P-5 Nuclear Dialogue: Concept, Building Blocks, and Implementation

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    #12;A P-5 Nuclear Dialogue: Concept, Building Blocks, and Implementation Paul I. Bernstein, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosives) by providing capabilities to reduce, eliminate affirmed "America's intention to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons" and stated

  4. Parallel revised simplex for primal block angular LP problems

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    Hall, Julian

    Parallel revised simplex for primal block angular LP problems Julian Hall and Edmund Smith School) problems and their identification Computational components of the revised simplex method Exploiting parallelism via BALP structure Results Observations J. A. J. Hall and E. Smith Parallel revised simplex

  5. Analysis of Semantic Building Blocks via Grobner Bases

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    for the space of multivariate polynomials in n variables, capable of expressing arbitrary sums and productsAnalysis of Semantic Building Blocks via Gr¨obner Bases Jerry Swan1 , Geoffrey K. Neumann1 for greatest common divisor from univariate to multivariate polyno- mials. Since its invention in 1965, it has

  6. Experiments with a Block Sorting Text Compression Algorithm

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fenwick, Peter

    compressors. The original paper did little more than present the algorithm, with strong advice for efficient on aspects of its operation. Consideration of the possible efficiency of text compression leads to the revival of ideas by Shannon as the basis of a text compressor and then to the classification of the Block

  7. Discrete fracture modeling for fractured reservoirs using Voronoi grid blocks

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    Gross, Matthew Edward

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    or pseudofracture groups modeled in their own grid blocks. Discrete Fracture Modeling (DFN) is still a relatively new field, and most research on it up to this point has been done with Delaunay tessellations. This research investigates an alternative approach using...

  8. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Fact Sheet

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program represents a Presidential priority to invest in the cheapest, cleanest and most reliable energy technologies we have – energy efficiency and conservation – which can be deployed immediately.

  9. Cold winters and the relation to atmospheric blocking

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    de Vries, Hylke

    and Klimaatverandering" (Atmospheric Blocking and Climate Change). Cover: Anomaly composite fields of mean sea Iceland region, and the Scandinavia Russia region. Particularly the latter pattern is associated with very already between 10 and 20 days. Under the A1B emission scenario and using climate model output (ESSENCE

  10. Block Bootstrap Estimation of the Distribution of Cumulative Outdoor Degradation

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    Block Bootstrap Estimation of the Distribution of Cumulative Outdoor Degradation Victor Chan University Ames, IA 50011 October 28, 2003 Abstract An interesting prediction problem involving degradation cumulative degrada- tion using small- to moderate-size degradation data sets. This distribution, which

  11. Energy Conservation Analysis of Three-Row-Hole Hollow Blocks

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    Chen, G.; Li, H.; Liu, Z.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years, solid clay blocks have been forbidden in large and middle cities with the wall reformation policy issued in China. Many kinds of new wall materials have appeared in the market, but little research has been done on these new...

  12. The 5th Dimension: Building Blocks for Smart Infrastructures

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    artifact. Obviously, since the books only pass the energy field of the reader for a few seconds, any formThe 5th Dimension: Building Blocks for Smart Infrastructures Marc Langheinrich ETH Zurich Institute example of such an interaction in 5D would be the following scenario: two "smart" (i.e., tagged) books

  13. ESTIMATION OF MATRIX BLOCK SIZE DISTRIBUTION IN NATURALLY FRACTURED RESERVOIRS

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    Stanford University

    ESTIMATION OF MATRIX BLOCK SIZE DISTRIBUTION IN NATURALLY FRACTURED RESERVOIRS A Report Submitted;2 ABSTRACT Interporosity flow in a naturslly fractured reservoir is modelled by a new formulation of the distribution. Thus, observed pressure response from fractured reservoirs can be analysed to obtain the matrix

  14. Effect of surfactant treated boehmite nanoparticles on properties of block

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    North Texas, University of

    Effect of surfactant treated boehmite nanoparticles on properties of block copolymers R. Adhikari1 and treated with sulphonic acid based surfactants with different alkyl groups. As expected, the coupling and treated with sulphonic acid based surfactants with different alkyl groups. As matrixes, polystyrene

  15. Biholomorphic maps with linear parts having Jordan blocks: linearization and

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Jordan block. Our main result proves convergence of the linearizing transformation of maps for which the Jordan part of the spectrum lies inside the unit circle and the spectrum satis#12;es a R in (C [x]) n , (1.2) where C [x] stands for the set of all formal power series with complex coe

  16. Polymethylmethacrylate blocking trays. The effects of repeated usage

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    Biggs, P.J.

    1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sheets of polymethylmethacrylate (Lucite), which are commonly used to hold low-melting-point alloy blocks for radiation therapy treatments, are frequently recycled; subsequently, they generally contain a substantial number of holes. Experiments which have been performed to measure the deflection of these plates under a load indicate that, even with many holes drilled through the plates, their strength is not diminished significantly.

  17. Blocking Gibbs Sampling in Very Large Probabilistic Expert Systems

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    of Chicago 1118E 58th St. Chicago IL 60637 kong@galton.uchicago.edu U#11;e Kj#26;rul#11; Aalborg University converges much faster than plain Gibbs sampling for very complex problems. Keywords: probabilistic expert one shall be referred to as plain Gibbs. The evaluation of our blocking-Gibbs method is conducted

  18. The Plumber's Nightmare:1 A New Morphology in Block

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    Gruner, Sol M.

    The Plumber's Nightmare:1 A New Morphology in Block Copolymer-Ceramic Nanocomposites and Mesoporous-ceramic nanocomposites and mesoporous aluminosilicates that are derived by an amphiphilic diblock copolymer, poly-copolymer-derived hybrid morphology is discussed in the context of a pseudo-ternary morphology diagram and compared

  19. Berkeley Emeriti Amy Block Joy, Ph.D.

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    Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa

    ; journal articles and books follow. Amy Block Joy, PhD, has authored plenty of material as an academic The Faculty Club It is not unusual for academics to author books; in fact, it's expected. Conduct the research. Dr. Joy's academic roots are in Berkeley. She received her BA in Biochemistry and Bacteriology (with

  20. Nanowires As Building Blocks for Bottom-Up Nanotechnology

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    #12;Nanowires As Building Blocks for Bottom-Up Nanotechnology The field of nanotechnology/or combinations of function in an integrated nanosystem. To enable this bottom-up approach for nanotechnology-dimensional (1D) nanostruc- tures at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology. NWs and NBs are typi- cally

  1. Rutting and drainage design methodology for a concrete block pavement

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    Poduska, Daryl Jason

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Organization of Thesis. . 2 3 5 II LITERATURE REVIEW. . Analysis of Concrete Block Pavements. . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . Previous Design Procedures . Factors Affecting the Pavement's Performance. . . . . 7 9 18 III COLLECTION OF FIELD DATA. 28.... . . . 2 Experience based design chart used in Denmark. . . . . 10 3 Experience based design chart used in South Africa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Marais' design curve based on Westergaard's slab theory. . . . . 12 5 CCA design chart used in Great...

  2. Asymptotic results for bifurcations in pure bending of rubber blocks

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    Coman, Ciprian; 10.1093/qjmam/hbn009

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bifurcation of an incompressible neo-Hookean thick block with a ratio of thickness to length {eta}, subject to pure bending, is considered. The two incremental equilibrium equations corresponding to a nonlinear pre-buckling state of strain are reduced to a fourth-order linear eigenproblem that displays a multiple turning point. It is found that for 0 {infty} degenerates into a surface instability. Singular perturbation methods enable us to capture this transition, while direct numerical simulations corroborate the analytical results.

  3. Coefficient quantization effects in block state variable digital filters 

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    Lee, Kab Joo

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    COEFFICIENT QUANTIZATION EFFECTS IN BLOCK STATE VARIABLE DIGITAL FILTERS A Thesis by KAB JOO LEE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1991 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering COEFFICIENT QIJANTIZATIOU EFFECTS IN l3LOCI~ STATE VARIABLE DIGITAL FILTERS A Thesis hs IiAB JOO LEE Approved as to style and content by: WVilliam G. )3liss (Chair of Comnaittee) Norman C...

  4. Optical Metamaterials by Block-Copolymer Self-Assembly

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    Salvatore, Stefano

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    , with block types A, B and C confined to regions colored blue, red and green, respectively. Adapted from ?. was selectively etched and backfilled by electrodeposition, producing a metal single gyroid. The single gyroid has strong chirality in certain... -gel chemistry ?. The replication of the gyroid morphology into metals was also achieved by electroless deposition of nickel for catalytic applications ? and by sol-gel chem- istry to create a highly porous SiO2 structure with a reduced refractive index. Gyroid...

  5. EIS-0006: Wind Turbine Generator System, Block Island, Rhode Island

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy prepared this EIS to evaluate the environmental impacts of installing and operating a large experimental wind turbine, designated the MOD-OA, which is proposed to be installed on a knoll in Rhode Island's New Meadow Hill Swamp, integrated with the adjacent Block Island Power Company power plant and operated to supply electricity to the existing utility network.

  6. Coefficient quantization effects in block state variable digital filters

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    Lee, Kab Joo

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    COEFFICIENT QUANTIZATION EFFECTS IN BLOCK STATE VARIABLE DIGITAL FILTERS A Thesis by KAB JOO LEE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1991 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering COEFFICIENT QIJANTIZATIOU EFFECTS IN l3LOCI~ STATE VARIABLE DIGITAL FILTERS A Thesis hs IiAB JOO LEE Approved as to style and content by: WVilliam G. )3liss (Chair of Comnaittee) Norman C...

  7. Gas block mechanism for water removal in fuel cells

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Issacci, Farrokh; Rehg, Timothy J.

    2004-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is directed to apparatus and method for cathode-side disposal of water in an electrochemical fuel cell. There is a cathode plate. Within a surface of the plate is a flow field comprised of interdigitated channels. During operation of the fuel cell, cathode gas flows by convection through a gas diffusion layer above the flow field. Positioned at points adjacent to the flow field are one or more porous gas block mediums that have pores sized such that water is sipped off to the outside of the flow field by capillary flow and cathode gas is blocked from flowing through the medium. On the other surface of the plate is a channel in fluid communication with each porous gas block mediums. The method for water disposal in a fuel cell comprises installing the cathode plate assemblies at the cathode sides of the stack of fuel cells and manifolding the single water channel of each of the cathode plate assemblies to the coolant flow that feeds coolant plates in the stack.

  8. Radical-cured block copolymer-modified thermosets

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    Redline, Erica M.; Francis, Lorraine F.; Bates, Frank S. (UMM)

    2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Poly(ethylene-alt-propylene)-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (PEP-PEO) diblock copolymers were synthesized and added at 4 wt % to 2,2-bis[4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloxypropoxy)phenyl]propane (BisGMA), a monomer that cures using free radical chemistry. In separate experiments, poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate (PEGDMA) was combined as a secondary monomer with BisGMA and the monomers were loaded with 4 wt % PEP-PEO. The diblock copolymers self-assembled into well-dispersed spherical micelles with PEP cores and PEO coronas. No appreciable change in the final extent of cure of the thermosets was caused by the addition of diblock copolymer, except in the case of BisGMA, where the addition of the block copolymer increased extent of cure by 12%. Furthermore, the extent of cure was increased by 29% and 37% with the addition of 25 and 50 wt % PEGDMA, respectively. Elastic modulus and fracture resistance were also determined, and the values indicate that the addition of block copolymers does not significantly toughen the thermoset materials. This finding is surprising when compared with the large increase in fracture resistance seen in block copolymer-modified epoxies, and an explanation is proposed.

  9. PAMM header will be provided by the publisher Block and joint Hmatrix preconditioners for the Oseen equations

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    Le Borne, Sabine

    PAMM header will be provided by the publisher Block and joint H­matrix preconditioners in the literature exploit the block structure of the problem to construct block diagonal or block triangular for the linear systems on the block diagonal as well as for the Schur complement are available. We will construct

  10. Building Blocks for Mobile Games : A multiplayer framework for App Inventor for Android

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    Magnuson, Bill

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building Blocks for Mobile Games is a client-server multiplayer game-building-framework for the App Inventor for Android platform. The Building Blocks for Mobile Games multiplayer framework includes an App Inventor component ...

  11. Kinematically consistent, elastic block model for the eastern Mediterranean constrained by GPS measurements

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    Lawrence, Shawn A. (Shawn Adam), 1975-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I use a Global Positioning System (GPS) velocity field to constrain block models of the eastern Mediterranean and surrounding regions that account for the angular velocities of constituent blocks and elastic strain ...

  12. Block copolymer photonic crystals : towards self-assembled active optical elements

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    Yoon, Jongseung

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Block copolymers have proven to be a unique materials platform for easily fabricated large-area photonic crystals. While the basic concept of block copolymer based photonic band gap materials has been well demonstrated, ...

  13. Effect of polymer chemistry on globular protein–polymer block copolymer self-assembly

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    Chang, Dongsook

    Bioconjugates of the model red fluorescent protein mCherry and synthetic polymer blocks with different hydrogen bonding functionalities show that the chemistry of the polymer block has a large effect on both ordering ...

  14. Flow controlled solvent vapor annealing of block copolymers for lithographic applications

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    Gotrik, Kevin Willy

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Self-assembly of block copolymer thin-films may provide an inexpensive alternative to patterning lithographic features below the resolution limits of traditional optical methods. Block copolymers (BCPs) are polymers made ...

  15. aqueous di-block copolymers: Topics by E-print Network

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

    PHT. Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-b-polystyrene di-block copolymer McCullough, Richard D. 2 FREE ENERGY CALCULATIONS FOR DI-BLOCK COPOLYMERS Biology and Medicine Websites Summary:...

  16. SPEK: A Storage Performance Evaluation Kernel Module for Block Level Storage Systems

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    He, Xubin "Ben"

    SPEK: A Storage Performance Evaluation Kernel Module for Block Level Storage Systems Ming Zhang Cookeville, TN 38505, USA hexb@tntech.edu Abstract In this paper we introduce SPEK (Storage Performance storage systems at block level. It can be used for both DAS (Direct Attached Storage) and block level

  17. Building Our Skills Inside and Out Block play is an essential part of our

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    de Lijser, Peter

    BLOCK PLAY Building Our Skills Inside and Out #12;Block play is an essential part of our curriculum and gain a deeper understanding of math concepts by building towers, bridges and buildings. #12;Math in Block Play As children's ideas and building skills grow more complex, designs and patterns emerge. #12

  18. Dead Block Replacement and Bypass with a Sampling Predictor Daniel A. Jimenez

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Dead Block Replacement and Bypass with a Sampling Predictor Daniel A. Jim´enez Department of Computer Science The University of Texas at San Antonio Abstract We present a cache replacement and bypass policy driven by dead block prediction. A block is considered dead is it will be replaced before

  19. Rate Shaping by Block Dropping for Transmission of MPEGprecoded Video over Channels of Dynamic Bandwidth

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    Zeng, Wenjun "Kevin"

    ) and much better visual quality than conventional ap­ proaches. We also show that by jointly dropping blocksRate Shaping by Block Dropping for Transmission of MPEG­precoded Video over Channels of Dynamic of the compressed video in cases that the network capacity is reduced. This pa­ per proposes a novel block

  20. On Loewy lengths of blocks (joint work with S. Koshitani and B. Klshammer)

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    On Loewy lengths of blocks (joint work with S. Koshitani and B. Külshammer) Benjamin Sambale, FSU Jena March 26, 2013 Benjamin Sambale On Loewy lengths of blocks #12;Notation G ­ finite group p ­ prime number F ­ algebraically closed field of characteristic p B ­ block of FG J(B) ­ Jacobson radical of B

  1. A Rectilinear-Monotone Polygonal Fault Block Model for Fault-Tolerant Minimal Routing

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    Wang, Dajin

    ]. In rectangular model, all faulty nodes are grouped in dis- jointed, rectangular areas, called fault blocksA Rectilinear-Monotone Polygonal Fault Block Model for Fault-Tolerant Minimal Routing in Mesh Dajin Wang, Member, IEEE Abstract--We propose a new fault block model, Minimal-Connected-Component (MCC

  2. Joint block-based video source/channel coding for packet-switched networks

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    Pappas, Thrasyvoulos N.

    Joint block-based video source/channel coding for packet-switched networks R. 0. Hindsa, T. N. Keywords: Video coding, Packet loss, Internet, Joint source/channel coding 1. INTRODUCTION BlockD-336 600 Mountain Avenue Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0636 USA ABSTRACT Block-based video coders rely

  3. Joint channel estimation and decoding of root LDPC codes in block-fading channels

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    Andriyanova, Iryna

    Joint channel estimation and decoding of root LDPC codes in block-fading channels Iryna Andriyanova receivers for joint decoding and channel-state estimation for transmission on block-fading chan- nels of root-LDPC-coded signals. Root-LDPC codes are known to be most performant codes for block

  4. MICROELECTRONIC ENGINEERING RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2003 1 Low Complexity Gaussian Mixture Model-based Block

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    is jointly Gaussian, hence Lloyd- Max non-uniform scalar quantisers are used in traditional block quan-based Block Quantisation of Images Stephen So and Kuldip K. Paliwal Abstract--In this paper, we present a low complexity version of Gaus- sian mixture model-based block quantisation for images. The latter coding method

  5. TTDTTi'^'/O^ Riso-R-490 Total-Count Calibration Blocks

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    I et · ·Ji 2 TTDTTi'^'/O^ Riso-R-490 Total-Count Calibration Blocks for Use in Uranium Exploration-COUNT CALIBRATION BLOCKS FOR USE IN URANIUM EXPLORATION L. Løvborg Abstract. Transportable calibration blocks; CALIBRATION? CALIBRATION STANDARDS? CONCRETES; EXPLORATION; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; URANIUM UDC 539

  6. Properties of concrete paving blocks made with waste marble Osman Gencela,f,*, Cengiz Ozelb

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    North Texas, University of

    Properties of concrete paving blocks made with waste marble Osman Gencela,f,*, Cengiz Ozelb , Fuat: Concrete paving blocks Recycled aggregate Marble waste Concrete wear a b s t r a c t Marble industry. Waste marble is well usable instead of the usual aggregate in the concrete paving block production. Ã?

  7. BLOCK COMPRESSED SENSING OF NATURAL IMAGES Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Electronics,

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    imaging systems, natural images are often first sam- pled into the digital format at a higher rateBLOCK COMPRESSED SENSING OF NATURAL IMAGES Lu Gan Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Electronics for natural images, where image acquisi- tion is conducted in a block-by-block manner through the same oper

  8. AGU Monograph, Plate Boundary Zones, in press. Page 1 Crustal Block Rotations and Plate Coupling

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    McCaffrey, Robert

    AGU Monograph, Plate Boundary Zones, in press. Page 1 Crustal Block Rotations and Plate Coupling that considering both block rotations and fault locking significantly improves the fit to the data over models by locking on #12;AGU Monograph, Plate Boundary Zones, in press. Page 2 block-bounding faults and apply

  9. Nanostructures from POSS-Grafted Block Copolymer Precursors Seung B. Chuna

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    .S.A. ABSTRACT A new method to prepare novel nanocomposites has been studied in which a polyhedral oligomeric-organic hybrid copolymer (POSS-g- PI-block-PS). PS-block-PI copolymers (SI) were synthesized via anionic is to obtain organic/inorganic hybrid block copolymers and to prepare thin coatings that have well- ordered

  10. Fixed Block Compression Boosting in FM-Indexes

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    Kärkkäinen, Juha

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A compressed full-text self-index occupies space close to that of the compressed text and simultaneously allows fast pattern matching and random access to the underlying text. Among the best compressed self-indexes, in theory and in practice, are several members of the FM-index family. In this paper, we describe new FM-index variants that combine nice theoretical properties, simple implementation and improved practical performance. Our main result is a new technique called fixed block compression boosting, which is a simpler and faster alternative to optimal compression boosting and implicit compression boosting used in previous FM-indexes.

  11. Blocking long term consolidation of extinction in rats with puromycin

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    Broussard, William Joseph

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF SCIBNC August 1972 )major Subject: Psychology BLOCKING LONG TERM CONSOLIDATION OF EXTINCTION IN RATS WI ' H PUROMYCIN A Thesis WILLIAM JOSEPH BROUSSARD Approved as to style and content by~ c'F, ~ g, Chairman of Co j. ttee H o e ar men Mem er..., snd Joseph . "lagyvary, this manuscript would have been considerably longer in taking shape. The author e. ,pecially wishes to call attention to his wife. If tolerance, patience, and encourageme. , t can be considered part of a higher education...

  12. Non-crosslinked, amorphous, block copolymer electrolyte for batteries

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    Mayes, Anne M.; Ceder, Gerbrand; Chiang, Yet-Ming; Sadoway, Donald R.; Aydinol, Mehmet K.; Soo, Philip P.; Jang, Young-Il; Huang, Biying

    2006-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Solid battery components are provided. A block copolymeric electrolyte is non-crosslinked and non-glassy through the entire range of typical battery service temperatures, that is, through the entire range of at least from about 0.degree. C. to about 70.degree. C. The chains of which the copolymer is made each include at least one ionically-conductive block and at least one second block immiscible with the ionically-conductive block. The chains form an amorphous association and are arranged in an ordered nanostructure including a continuous matrix of amorphous ionically-conductive domains and amorphous second domains that are immiscible with the ionically-conductive domains. A compound is provided that has a formula of Li.sub.xM.sub.yN.sub.zO.sub.2. M and N are each metal atoms or a main group elements, and x, y and z are each numbers from about 0 to about 1. y and z are chosen such that a formal charge on the M.sub.yN.sub.z portion of the compound is (4-x). In certain embodiments, these compounds are used in the cathodes of rechargeable batteries. The present invention also includes methods of predicting the potential utility of metal dichalgogenide compounds for use in lithium intercalation compounds. It also provides methods for processing lithium intercalation oxides with the structure and compositional homogeneity necessary to realize the increased formation energies of said compounds. An article is made of a dimensionally-stable, interpenetrating microstructure of a first phase including a first component and a second phase, immiscible with the first phase, including a second component. The first and second phases define interphase boundaries between them, and at least one particle is positioned between a first phase and a second phase at an interphase boundary. When the first and second phases are electronically-conductive and ionically-conductive polymers, respectively, and the particles are ion host particles, the arrangement is an electrode of a battery.

  13. Bilateral infraorbital nerve blocks decrease postoperative pain but do not reduce time to discharge following outpatient nasal surgery

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    induction of general anesthesia. All subjects underwent anerve block under general anesthesia on consumption of iso?block versus general anesthesia for hand and wrist day-case

  14. DOW JONES REPRINTS This copy is for your personal,

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    costs are eating into corporate profits. Much of the way America has come to live and do business to figure out how to curb its legendary appetite for energy. Consumers are buying fewer sport-utility vehicles and more energy-saving washing machines. Some trucking companies have rejiggered their engines

  15. STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY THE CARGILL DOW LLC FOR...

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    Petitioner's technical expertise, established market position, and significant investment in this technology including sizable cost sharing in this cooperative...

  16. STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CARGILL DOW LLC FOR AN...

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    both the US and the world. There are various fermentation processes and methods using petroleum feedstocks for producing these chemical products. The success of this cooperative...

  17. Vehicle Evaluation of Downsized Dow ACM DPF | Department of Energy

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your DensityEnergy U.S.-China Electric Vehicle and03/02 TUEValidation of& Systems Simulation

  18. Mr. Thomas Lingafeter Environmental Control Department Dow Chemical

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA group currentBradleyTableSelling7 August 2008 Office7-TACi+J-UN 2DCT i SMARD3Mr.

  19. DOW CHEMICAL U.S.A. + WESTERN DIVISION

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA group currentBradleyTableSelling CorpNew 1325.8. (8-89)p, .' jl&Lj p ' -7

  20. Deuteration Can Impact Micellization Pressure and Cloud Pressure of Polystyrene-block-polybutadiene and Polystyrene-block-polyisoprene in Compressible Propane

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    Winoto, Winoto [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Shen, Youqin [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Radosz, Maciej [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The deuterated homopolymers and their corresponding polystyrene-block-polybutadiene and polystyrene-block-polyisoprene copolymers require lower cloud pressures than their hydrogenous analogues to dissolve in a compressible alkane solvent, such as propane. For symmetric diblocks, deuteration reduces the micellization pressure. By contrast, for asymmetric diblocks with a long diene block relative to the styrene block, deuteration can increase the micellization pressure. All in all, however, the deuteration effects, while measurable, do not qualitatively change the principal diblock properties in compressible propane solutions, such as pressure-induced micelle decomposition, micelle formation and micelle size, and their temperature dependence. Therefore, isotope labeling should be a useful approach to neutron-scattering characterization for styrene-diene block copolymers in compressible alkane systems.

  1. Sealed Battery Block Provided With A Cooling System

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    Verhoog, Roelof (Bordeaux, FR); Barbotin, Jean-Loup (Pompignac, FR)

    1999-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to a sealed battery block operating at a pressure of at least 1 bar relative, the battery including a container made of a plastics material and made up of a lid and of a case subdivided into wells by at least one partition, said battery being provided with a cooling system including two cheek plates made of a plastics material and co-operating with the outside faces of respective ones of two opposite walls of said case, each cheek plate co-operating with the corresponding wall to define a compartment provided with a plurality of ribs forming baffles for fluid flow purposes, and with an inlet orifice and an outlet orifice for the fluid, said battery being characterized in that each of said ribs extends in a direction that forms an angle relative to the plane of said partition lying in the range 60.degree. to 90.degree..

  2. The Evolving Block Universe and the Meshing Together of Times

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    George F R Ellis

    2014-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    It is proposed that spacetime should be regarded as an evolving block universe, bounded to the future by the present time, which continually extends to the future. This future boundary is defined at each time by measuring proper time along Ricci eigenlines from the start of the universe. A key point is that physical reality can be represented at many different scales: hence the passage of times may be seen as different at different scales, with quantum gravity determining the evolution of space time itself but quantum field theory determining the evolution of events within spacetime .The fundamental issue then arises as to how the effective times at different scales mesh together, leading to the concept so global and local times.

  3. The Pelagian Block (central Mediterranean): Exploration and new opportunities

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    Zappaterra, E. [Chevron Co., London (United Kingdom)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pelagian Block, extending from eastern Tunisia to offshore western Libya and northward to Malta and Sicily, is a complex foreland area structurally active since the Carboniferous, that separates western North Africa from southern Italy. The north (Sicily) and central parts of the Pelagian Block contain Triassic-Lower Jurassic peritidal carbonates with rare evaporites; Middle Jurassic-Eocene pelagic carbonates, and paralic to marine clastics of Oligocene to Pleistocene age, with Messinian evaporites. The Middle Jurassic/Eocene platform to pelagic carbonates of Sicily are gradually replaced southward by basin margin, marine to paralic carbonates and clastics. In eastern Tunisia, these rocks overlie Triassic-Lower Jurasic evaporites. Principal petroleum resources occur offshore SE Sicily, offshore Tunisia and in adjacent Libyan waters. The largest oil fields are Bouri (800 MMB recoverable reserves) and Ashtart (recoverable reserves of 250 MMB). The largest gas field is Miskar (recoverable reserves of 800 BCF). Smaller accumulations are distributed throughout the region. New oil discoveries, ranging in size from 8 MMB to 50 MMB, have recently been made onshore and in the shallow offshore. Proven and potential source beds for hydrocarbons occur in various paleotectonic settings: anoxic lagoons formed in the early continental rifting stages (Triassic/Liassic organic rich units of SE Sicily); subcontinental/paralic coals and shales (Lower Cretaceous of Tunisia); and deeper water anoxic basins (late Mesozoic and Tertiary organic sequences). Additional exploration opportunities are expected in undrilled or sparsely drilled acreage, with traditional plays similar to those tested in the past; or in new plays directed to the exploration of new reservoir objectives.

  4. Excited State Interactions in Calix[4]arene-Perylene Bisimide Dye Conjugates: Global and Target Analysis of Supramolecular Building Blocks

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    van Stokkum, Ivo

    Analysis of Supramolecular Building Blocks Catharina Hippius, Ivo H. M. van Stokkum, E. Zangrando,§ Rene´ M

  5. GRADUATE STUDENT COURSE ASSIGNMENTS Block 1 Discrete Mathematics ---Babai Weeks 18

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    May, J. Peter

    --- Bader Weeks 7­8 Block 5 K-theory --- May Weeks 1­2, 5­8 Block 6 Number Theory (Apprentice) --- Abert (May) (weeks 1­2, 5­8) Abouzaid, Anders (5-8), Fowler (1-2, 5-8), Kamgarpour, Smith Block 6 (Apprentice Anders 6, 5 all 8 Apprentice Mohammed Abouzaid 5 1, 5­7 (Organizer) Elizabeth Beazley 1 all 8 (Babai) Ian

  6. Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (CDBG/EDIF) (Oklahoma)

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    Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (CDBG/EDIF) provides public infrastructure financing to help communities grow jobs, enable new business startups and...

  7. Weight Distribution of a Class of Binary Linear Block Codes Formed from RCPC Codes

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    Shen, Yushi Dr.; Cosman, Pamela C; Milstein, Laurence B

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    formed from convolutional codes,” IEEE Trans. Commun. , vol.terminated convolutional codes,” IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory,decoding of linear block codes and related soft- decision

  8. Weight Distribution of a Class of Binary Linear Block Codes Formed from RCPC Codes

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    Shen, Yushi Dr.; Cosman, Pamela C; Milstein, Laurence B

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On the weight distribution of terminated convolutionalViterbi, “On the weight distribution of linear block codes9, SEPTEMBER 2005 Weight Distribution of a Class of Binary

  9. Synthesis and Characterization of Simultaneous Electronic and Ionic Conducting Block Copolymers for Lithium Battery Electrodes

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    Patel, Shrayesh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Copolymer: Application in Lithium Battery Electrodes. Angew.Schematic of the Proposed lithium battery electrode with aBlock Copolymers for Lithium Battery Electrodes By Shrayesh

  10. Data Partitioning for Reconfigurable Architectures with Distributed Block RAM Wenrui Gong Gang Wang Ryan Kastner

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    Sherwood, Tim

    Data Partitioning for Reconfigurable Architectures with Distributed Block RAM Wenrui Gong Gang Wang {gong, wanggang, kastner}@ece.ucsb.edu Abstract Modern, high performance reconfigurable architectures

  11. Collapse transitions in thermosensitive multi-block copolymers: A Monte Carlo study

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    Rissanou, Anastassia N., E-mail: rissanou@tem.uoc.gr [Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Crete, GR-71003 Heraklion Crete, Greece and Archimedes Center for Analysis, Modeling and Computation, University of Crete, P.O. Box 2208, GR-71003 Heraklion Crete (Greece); Tzeli, Despoina S. [Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, GR-71003 Heraklion Crete (Greece); Anastasiadis, Spiros H. [Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, P.O. Box 2208, 710 03 Heraklion Crete (Greece); Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, GR-71110 Heraklion Crete (Greece); Bitsanis, Ioannis A. [Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, GR-71110 Heraklion Crete (Greece)

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Monte Carlo simulations are performed on a simple cubic lattice to investigate the behavior of a single linear multiblock copolymer chain of various lengths N. The chain of type (A{sub n}B{sub n}){sub m} consists of alternating A and B blocks, where A are solvophilic and B are solvophobic and N = 2nm. The conformations are classified in five cases of globule formation by the solvophobic blocks of the chain. The dependence of globule characteristics on the molecular weight and on the number of blocks, which participate in their formation, is examined. The focus is on relative high molecular weight blocks (i.e., N in the range of 500–5000 units) and very differing energetic conditions for the two blocks (very good—almost athermal solvent for A and bad solvent for B). A rich phase behavior is observed as a result of the alternating architecture of the multiblock copolymer chain. We trust that thermodynamic equilibrium has been reached for chains of N up to 2000 units; however, for longer chains kinetic entrapments are observed. The comparison among equivalent globules consisting of different number of B-blocks shows that the more the solvophobic blocks constituting the globule the bigger its radius of gyration and the looser its structure. Comparisons between globules formed by the solvophobic blocks of the multiblock copolymer chain and their homopolymer analogs highlight the important role of the solvophilic A-blocks.

  12. A Failure and Structural Analysis of Block Copolymer Electrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries

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    Stone, Gregory Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries By Gregory Michaelfor Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries by Gregory Michaelin rechargeable lithium metal batteries. The block copolymer

  13. Nanostructure of Solid Precipitates Obtained by Expansion of Polystyrene-block-Polybutadiene Solutions in Near Critical Propane: Block Ratio and Micellar Solution Effects

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    Green, Jade [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Tyrrell, Zachary [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Radosz, Maciej [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In contrast to incompressible liquid solutions, compressible near-critical solutions of block copolymers allow for controlling rapid structure transformations with pressure alone. For example, when dissolved in near-critical propane, polystyrene-block-polybutadiene can form a random molecular solution at high pressures, a micellar solution at moderate pressures, and a solvent-free precipitate at low pressures. In contrast to the unstructured virgin copolymer, such a propane-treated precipitate rapidly self-assembles toward structures characteristic of equilibrated block copolymers, such as lamellae, spheres, or cylinders, which depend on the block ratio rather than on the decompression rate or temperature, at least within the rate and temperature ranges investigated in this work. At lower temperatures, however, say below 40 C, glass transition of the styrene-butadiene diblocks can inhibit independent structure formation, while crystallization of their hydrogenated-butadiene analogues can preserve the micellar-solution structure.

  14. Synthesis and Characterization of Simultaneous Electronic and Ionic Conducting Block Copolymers for Lithium Battery Electrodes

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    Patel, Shrayesh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Battery Electrodes by Shrayesh Naran Patel Abstract Synthesis and Characterizationand Characterization of Simultaneous Electronic and Ionic Conducting Block Copolymers for Lithium BatteryBattery Design ..10 1.6 Outline of Dissertation 12 Chapter 2 –Poly(3-alkylthiophene-block-ethylene oxide) Synthesis and Characterization .

  15. TESLA Report 2003-29 Functional analysis of DSP blocks in FPGA chips

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    TESLA Report 2003-29 Functional analysis of DSP blocks in FPGA chips for application in TESLA LLRF blocks. The new functionalities are well suited for the application in the TESLA LLRF cavity simulation in the FPGA chips of Altera and Xilinx. There were compared the results for a few different chips. The TESLA

  16. Designs for the manufacture of manipulable plastic DNA/RNA building blocks for learning life science

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    Lemanski, Bethany I

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The subject of this thesis is the design of custom injection-molded manipulable DNA building blocks for use in a hands-on life sciences educational kit. The new design of the DNA building blocks is meant to replace the ...

  17. Scalable massively parallel simplex algorithms for block-structured linear programs

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    Hall, Julian

    Scalable massively parallel simplex algorithms for block-structured linear programs Ilkay Boduro of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh September 14th 2007 Scalable massively parallel simplex algorithms for block-structured linear programs #12;Simplex methods for LP problems minimize f = cT x subject to Ax = b

  18. On Joint Detection and Decoding of Linear Block Codes on Gaussian Vector Channels

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    Vikalo, Haris

    On Joint Detection and Decoding of Linear Block Codes on Gaussian Vector Channels HARIS VIKALO the noise and over the lattice. For binary linear block codes, we find the expected com- plexity in closed, multiple-antenna systems, lattice problems, NP hard, expected complexity, joint detection and decoding 1

  19. A practical post-processing technique for real-time block-based coding system

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    Chan, Chris Y. H.

    1 A practical post-processing technique for real-time block-based coding system Yuk-Hee Chan, Sung to restore the images encoded with block-based compression standards such as JPEG. This method classi es with the reported post-processing methods. Keywords| I. Introduction THE Joint Photographic Experts Group JPEG im

  20. Block-LDA: Jointly Modeling Entity-Annotated Text and Entity-Entity Links

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    Airoldi, Edoardo "Edo"

    13 Block-LDA: Jointly Modeling Entity-Annotated Text and Entity-Entity Links Ramnath.1 Introduction ................................................................................ 256 13.2 Block-entity link modeling by jointly modeling links and text about the entities that are linked. We apply the model

  1. THE MITTAGLEFFLER PROCESS AND A SCALING LIMIT FOR THE BLOCK COUNTING PROCESS OF

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    Möhle, Martin

    THE MITTAG­LEFFLER PROCESS AND A SCALING LIMIT FOR THE BLOCK COUNTING PROCESS OF THE BOLTHAUSEN, for example an explicit formula for the joint moments of its finite dimensional distributions. The main result states that the block counting process of the Bolthausen­Sznitman n-coalescent, properly scaled

  2. SPACETIME BLOCK CODING : JOINT DETECTION AND CHANNEL ESTIMATION USING MULTIPLE MODEL THEORY

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    Imperial College, London

    SPACE­TIME BLOCK CODING : JOINT DETECTION AND CHANNEL ESTIMATION USING MULTIPLE MODEL THEORY Harini of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD. Email: visakan@sheffield.ac.uk ABSTRACT A joint decoding method for space­time block codes [1, 2] is pre­ sented. The space­time coded signals can be viewed as a first

  3. Jointly Optimized Spatial Prediction and Block Transform for Video and Image Coding

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    1 Jointly Optimized Spatial Prediction and Block Transform for Video and Image Coding Jingning Han, IEEE Abstract--This paper proposes a novel approach to jointly optimize spatial prediction substantial reduction in blocking artifacts, due to the fact that the transform now adapts to the statistics

  4. SPACE-TIME BLOCK CODING : JOINT DETECTION AND CHANNEL ESTIMATION USING MULTIPLE MODEL THEORY

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    Imperial College, London

    SPACE-TIME BLOCK CODING : JOINT DETECTION AND CHANNEL ESTIMATION USING MULTIPLE MODEL THEORY Harini of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD. Email: visakan@sheffield.ac.uk ABSTRACT A joint decoding method for space-time block codes [1, 2] is pre- sented. The space-time coded signals can be viewed as a first

  5. Improving MPEG-4 coding performance by jointly optimising compression and blocking effect elimination

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    Chan, Chris Y. H.

    1 Improving MPEG-4 coding performance by jointly optimising compression and blocking effect and Information Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong ABSTRACT In most current block into account in the compression and the two processes can be jointly optimised. An example is also provided

  6. GRADUATE STUDENT COURSE ASSIGNMENTS |_|_Block_1Di|screte_Mathematics__-_Babai___________We|eks_1-8_____| |

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    May, J. Peter

    -|theory__-_May_________________________|Weeks_1-2,_5-8_| | |_|_Block_6Nu|mber_Theory_(Apprentice)__-_Abert_BabaiW|eeks_1-8), Kamgarpour, Smith Block 6 (Apprentice) (weeks 1-4, mentoring also 5-8) Anders, Booth, Holden, Madapusi ___________________________________________________ |_|_Name________________B|lock_|Weeks__|_Mentoring_ | | | | Alan Anders 6|, 5 |all 8 A|pprentice

  7. Synthesis of highly ordered mesoporous silica materials using sodium silicate and amphiphilic block copolymers

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    Kim, Ji Man

    Synthesis of highly ordered mesoporous silica materials using sodium silicate and amphiphilic block) structures, using sodium silicate as the silica source and amphiphilic block copolymers as the structure of mesoporous silica material using nonionic surfac- tant and sodium silicate in the pH range 3­10.5. However

  8. Multi-block sulfonated poly(phenylene) copolymer proton exchange membranes

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    Fujimoto, Cy H. (Albuquerque, NM); Hibbs, Michael (Albuquerque, NM); Ambrosini, Andrea (Albuquerque, NM)

    2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Improved multi-block sulfonated poly(phenylene) copolymer compositions, methods of making the same, and their use as proton exchange membranes (PEM) in hydrogen fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells, in electrode casting solutions and electrodes. The multi-block architecture has defined, controllable hydrophobic and hydrophilic segments. These improved membranes have better ion transport (proton conductivity) and water swelling properties.

  9. Polymer Segmental Cross-Correlations from Dielectric Relaxation Spectra of Block Copolymers

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    George D. J. Phillies

    2011-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Dielectric relaxation spectra of block polymers containing sequential type-A dipoles are considered. Spectra of a specific set of block copolymers can be combined to isolate the dynamic cross-correlation between the motions of two distinct parts of the same polymer chain. Unlike past treatments of this problem, no model is assumed for the underlying polymer dynamics.

  10. Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering Abstract--The linear, binary, block codes with no equally

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 Abstract-- The linear, binary, block codes block codes is proposed. These codes are seen as sources with memory and the information quantities H(S,X), H(S), H(X), H(X|S), H(S|X), I(S,X) are derived. On the base of these quantities, the code

  11. Function Block Diagrams * {ekjee, jbyoo, suhyun, cha}@dependable.kaist.ac.kr

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    }@dependable.kaist.ac.kr : FBD(Function Block Diagram) FBD . PLC FBD C . FBD . FBD Center(ITRC). RLL(Relay Ladder Logic) , . PLC(Programmable Logic Controller) [2] , LD(Ladder Diagram) FBD(Function Block Diagram) PLC . PLC . PLC

  12. CAPSULE INTRODUCTIONS BLOCK 1: Babai and May. Those in the apprentice program will attend the first

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    May, J. Peter

    CAPSULE INTRODUCTIONS BLOCK 1: Babai and May. Those in the apprentice program will attend the first undergraduate curriculum. BLOCK 2: Babai. Everyone is welcome. Those in the apprentice program are strongly. It will be fully accessible to those in the apprentice program. II. (Abert). Groups and words. The topics here

  13. GRADUATE STUDENT COURSE ASSIGNMENTS |_|_Block_1Di|screte_mathematics__-_Babai______We|eks_1-8_ | |

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    May, J. Peter

    P|roducts_on_spaces__-_Angeltveit__Week|s_5-8_ | | |_|_Block_6Nu|mber_Theory_(Apprentice)__-_BabaiW|eeks_1 (Angeltveit) (weeks 5-8) Bohmann, Johnson, Lind Block 5 (Apprentice) (weeks 2-4) Broshi, Geline, Kerr, 3c | Apprentice | | Sundeep Balaji |8 | 1 | YSP

  14. BulkSMT: Designing SMT Processors for Atomic-Block Execution

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    Zaragoza, Universidad de

    BulkSMT: Designing SMT Processors for Atomic-Block Execution Xuehai Qian, Benjamin Sahelices single-context cores as building blocks -- rather than the widely-used Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) cores. As a result, they are underutilizing hardware resources. This paper presents the first SMT design

  15. Secret-Key Agreement over Non-Coherent Block-Fading Channels with Public Discussion

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    Khisti, Ashish

    1 Secret-Key Agreement over Non-Coherent Block-Fading Channels with Public Discussion Ashish Khisti Member, IEEE Abstract Fundamental limits of secret-key generation over a two-way, reciprocal and block establish upper and lower bounds on the secret-key generation capacity with public discussion. The upper

  16. An adaptive SIR method for block-wise evolving data streams

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Reduction (EDR) space. In this paper we focus on data arriving sequentially by block in a stream. We assume), i = 1, . . . , nt} available from model (1). Our goal is to estimate the EDR direction at each blocks and then estimate the EDR direction by the Sliced Inverse Regression method introduced by Li [5

  17. High-Pressure Micellar Solutions of Polystyrene-block-Polybutadiene and Polystyrene-block-Polyisoprene Solutions in Propane Exhibit Cloud-Pressure Reduction and Distinct Micellization End Points

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    Winoto, Winoto [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Radosz, Maciej [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Tan, Sugata [University of Wyoming, Laramie; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Micellar solutions of polystyrene-block-polybutadiene and polystyrene-block-polyisoprene in propane are found to exhibit significantly lower cloud pressures than the corresponding hypothetical non-micellar solutions. Such a cloud-pressure reduction indicates the extent to which micelle formation enhances the apparent diblock solubility in near-critical and hence compressible propane. Pressure-temperature points beyond which no micelles can be formed, referred to as the micellization end points, are found to depend on the block type, size and ratio, and on the polymer concentration. For a given pressure, the micellization end-point temperature corresponds to the "critical micelle temperature." The cloud-pressure reduction and the micellization end point measured for styrene-diene diblocks in propane should be characteristic of all amphiphilic diblock copolymer solutions that form micelles in compressible solvents.

  18. Application of the Gebhart-Block Model for Predicting Vertical Temperature Distribution in a Large Space Building with Natural Ventilation

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    Huang, C.; Song, Y.; Luo, X.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on the Block model for predicting vertical temperature distribution in a large space, this paper describes an improved Gebhart-Block model for predicting vertical temperature distribution of a large space with natural ventilation...

  19. Quasi-orthogonal space-frequency and space-time-frequency block codes for MIMO OFDM channels

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    Fazel, Fatemeh; Jafarkhani, Hamid

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lu and X. Wang, “Space-time code design in OFDM systems,” inSpace-time block codes from orthogonal designs,” IEEE Trans.orthogonal space- time block codes with full diversity,”

  20. Organic photosensitive cells having a reciprocal-carrier exciton blocking layer

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    Rand, Barry P. (Princeton, NJ); Forrest, Stephen R. (Princeton, NJ); Thompson, Mark E. (Anaheim Hills, CA)

    2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A photosensitive cell includes an anode and a cathode; a donor-type organic material and an acceptor-type organic material forming a donor-acceptor junction connected between the anode and the cathode; and an exciton blocking layer connected between the acceptor-type organic material of the donor-acceptor junction and the cathode, the blocking layer consisting essentially of a material that has a hole mobility of at least 10.sup.-7 cm.sup.2/V-sec or higher, where a HOMO of the blocking layer is higher than or equal to a HOMO of the acceptor-type material.

  1. Non-immunogenic, hydrophilic/cationic block copolymers and uses thereof

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    Scales, Charles W.; Huang, Faqing; McCormick, Charles L.

    2010-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides novel non-immunogenic, hydrophilic/cationic block copolymers comprising a neutral-hydrophilic polymer and a cationic polymer, wherein both polymers have well-defined chain-end functionality. A representative example of such a block copolymer comprises poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide) (PHPMA) and poly(N-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]methacrylamide) (PDMAPMA). Also provided is a synthesis method thereof in aqueous media via reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. Further provided are uses of these block copolymers as drug delivery vehicles and protection agents.

  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 54, NO. 3, MARCH 2006 965 Design of Block Transceivers With Decision

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    Davidson, Tim

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 54, NO. 3, MARCH 2006 965 Design of Block Transceivers, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--This paper presents a method for jointly designing the transmitter­receiver pair in a block-by-block communication system that employs (intrablock) decision feedback detection. We provide

  3. 0-7803-7442-8/02/$17.00 2002 IEEE Combined Beamforming and Space-Time Block Coding with a

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    Morelos-Zaragoza, Robert H.

    continue our investigation of joint beamforming and transmit diversity with space-time block coding0-7803-7442-8/02/$17.00 © 2002 IEEE Combined Beamforming and Space-Time Block Coding with a Sparse or two) in conjunction with beam-space-time block coding to achieve transmit diversity. On the receiving

  4. 1456 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 45, NO. 5, JULY 1999 SpaceTime Block Codes from Orthogonal Designs

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    different antennas rather than joint detection. This uses the orthogonal structure of the space­time block1456 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 45, NO. 5, JULY 1999 Space­Time Block Codes from--We introduce space­time block coding, a new par- adigm for communication over Rayleigh fading channels using

  5. Accepted Article Preview: Published ahead of advance online publication Transcription Factor/microRNA Axis Blocks Melanoma

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    Shamir, Ron

    /microRNA Axis Blocks Melanoma Invasion Program by miR-211 Targeting NUAK1 Rachel E Bell, Mehdi Khaled, Dvir Levy, Transcription Factor/microRNA Axis Blocks Melanoma Invasion Program by miR-211 Targeting NUAK1 Blocks Melanoma Invasion Program by miR-211 Targeting NUAK1 Rachel E. Bella,h , Mehdi Khaledb

  6. Ultrasound-Guided Three-In-One Nerve Block for Femur Fractures

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    Christos, Steve C; Chiampas, George; Offman, Ryan; Rifenburg, Robert

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    guidance in regional anesthesia. Br J Anesth. 2005; 94:7-17.provides rapid, effective anesthesia and has also been shownthree-in-one blocks. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 1997; Snoeck

  7. The design, synthesis and properties of pressure-processable biodegradable block copolymers

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    Lovell, Nathan Gary

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, biodegradable block copolyesters were specifically designed and synthesized for their susceptibility to pressure-induced mixing. These baroplastic materials are capable of being processed and molded through ...

  8. Block copolymers for vesicles: self-assembled behavior for use in biomimicry 

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    Gaspard, Jeffery Simon

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to investigate synthetic and polypeptide block copolymers, the structures they form, their response to various stimuli in solution and their capabilities for use in biomimicry. The self-assembled structures of both...

  9. Building Blocks for Release Management Unification in Large-Scale Environments

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    , challenges of unifying them, and basic building blocks for a comprehensive, ITIL-based Release Management that is responsible for introducing changes into the live environment in a controlled manner (see e.g ITIL [5

  10. Rapid Gel Formation and Adhesion in Photocurable and Biodegradable Block Copolymers with High DOPA Content

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    Rapid Gel Formation and Adhesion in Photocurable and Biodegradable Block Copolymers with High DOPA Content Bruce P. Lee, Chi-Yang Chao, F. Nelson Nunalee, Emre Motan, Kenneth R. Shull, and Phillip B

  11. Using Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Macrostructures for Creating a Model System for Cell Mimicry 

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    Gaspard, Jeffery Simon

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to investigate three classes of block copolymers, the vesicle structures they form, their response to stimuli in solution and their capabilities for use in biomimicry. The self-assembled ...

  12. Covalent Stabilization of Nanostructures: Robust Block Copolymer Templates from Novel Thermoreactive Systems

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    Harth, Eva M.

    platforms for the fabrication of nanostruc- tured devices for advanced storage and microelec- tronicCovalent Stabilization of Nanostructures: Robust Block Copolymer Templates from Novel, crosslinked nanostructure with greater processing and fabrication potential. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J

  13. Method of producing nanopatterned articles using surface-reconstructed block copolymer films

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    Russell, Thomas P; Park, Soojin; Wang, Jia-Yu; Kim, Bokyung

    2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanopatterned surfaces are prepared by a method that includes forming a block copolymer film on a substrate, annealing and surface reconstructing the block copolymer film to create an array of cylindrical voids, depositing a metal on the surface-reconstructed block copolymer film, and heating the metal-coated block copolymer film to redistribute at least some of the metal into the cylindrical voids. When very thin metal layers and low heating temperatures are used, metal nanodots can be formed. When thicker metal layers and higher heating temperatures are used, the resulting metal structure includes nanoring-shaped voids. The nanopatterned surfaces can be transferred to the underlying substrates via etching, or used to prepare nanodot- or nanoring-decorated substrate surfaces.

  14. Sacrificial-Post Templating Method for Block Copolymer Self-Assembly

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    Alexander-Katz, Alfredo

    A sacrificial-post templating method is presented for directing block copolymer self-assembly to form nanostructures consisting of monolayers and bilayers of microdomains. In this approach, the topographical post template ...

  15. Interior-point solver for convex separable block-angular problems

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    Jordi Castro

    2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 8, 2014 ... Abstract: Constraints matrices with block-angular structures are pervasive in Optimization. ... The preconditioner is based on a power series expansion which ... Category 1: Optimization Software and Modeling Systems.

  16. Funding Opportunity Announcement: Recovery Act ? Energy Efficiency and Conversation Block Grants ? Formula Grants

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Funding opportunity announcement for the Energy Efficiency and Conversation Block Grants, an opportunity open from March 26, 2009 to May 26, 2009 for state applicants and June 25, 2009 for local government and tribal applicants.

  17. Performance Analysis of Block Codes over Finite-state Channels in Delay-sensitive Communications

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    Hamidi Sepehr, Fatemeh

    2014-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    understand the fundamental limits of forward error correction in non-asymptotic regimes. This dissertation seeks to characterize the performance of block codes over finite-state channels with memory and also evaluate their queueing performance under different...

  18. Use of Methionine Alkylation to Prepare Cationic and Zwitterionic Block Copolypeptide Vesicles

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    Rodriguez, AR; Choe, U-J; Kamei, DT; Deming, TJ

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    poly(L-methionine) 65 -block- poly(L-leucine 0.5 -stat-L-phenylalanine 0.5 ) 20 , M65 (L 0.5 /F 0.5 ) 20 , by its direct alkylation in water

  19. Fabrication and characterization of nanostructures from self-assembled block copolymers

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    Cheng, Joy, 1974-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanoscale magnetic dot arrays have attracted considerable interest, both for fundamental studies of micromagnetism and for possible applications in high-density magnetic data storage. Self-assembled block copolymers provide ...

  20. Research on Heat Resisting Character of Hollow Building Blocks in Energy Saving Wall

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    Zhang, Y.; He, J.; Gao, S.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By establishing a mathematical model with the finite difference method, the three-dimensional temperature fields of a new type of asymmetrical hollow building blocks in an energy saving wall are solved in this paper. The three forms of heat...

  1. Heat treatment optimization in the manufacture of Wilson Rockwell steel hardness test blocks

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    Tan, Vincent Tandean

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The heat-treatment process in the manufacture of Wilson Rockwell steel hardness test blocks often produces parts which are inconsistent in the mean hardness and hardness uniformity. In this thesis, the sources of variation ...

  2. Fabrication and characterization of novel nanostructures based on block copolymer lithography

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    Chuang, Vivian Peng-Wei

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microphase-separation of block copolymers into periodic nanoscale structures has drawn considerable attention as a method for pattern generation in nanolithography. One of the main challenges is to create complex nanostructures ...

  3. Amphiphilic block copolymer micelles : creation of functional nanocavities and their use as nanocontainers for controlled release

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    Miller, Andrew Craig

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Block copolymers in solution can self-assemble in to a variety of morphologies, with features on the nanometer length scale. This has lead to significant recent research into this assembly process and a wide range of ...

  4. Space-Time Block Coding for Frequency-Selective and Time-Varying Channels

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    Langendoen, Koen

    such as channel capacity and reliability [2]. Space-time block coding (STBC) [3], [4] has been introduced for a multiple-input single-output (MISO) system with 2 transmit antennas and 1 receive antenna

  5. Research on Heat Resisting Character of Hollow Building Blocks in Energy Saving Wall 

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    Zhang, Y.; He, J.; Gao, S.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By establishing a mathematical model with the finite difference method, the three-dimensional temperature fields of a new type of asymmetrical hollow building blocks in an energy saving wall are solved in this paper. The three forms of heat...

  6. Block entropy and quantum phase transition in the anisotropic Kondo necklace model

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    Mendoza-Arenas, J. J.; Franco, R.; Silva-Valencia, J. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota (Colombia)

    2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the von Neumann block entropy in the Kondo necklace model for different anisotropies {eta} in the XY interaction between conduction spins using the density matrix renormalization group method. It was found that the block entropy presents a maximum for each {eta} considered, and, comparing it with the results of the quantum criticality of the model based on the behavior of the energy gap, we observe that the maximum block entropy occurs at the quantum critical point between an antiferromagnetic and a Kondo singlet state, so this measure of entanglement is useful for giving information about where a quantum phase transition occurs in this model. We observe that the block entropy also presents a maximum at the quantum critical points that are obtained when an anisotropy {Delta} is included in the Kondo exchange between localized and conduction spins; when {Delta} diminishes for a fixed value of {eta}, the critical point increases, favoring the antiferromagnetic phase.

  7. US-Guided Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Blocks for Analgesia During Endovenous Laser Ablation

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    Yilmaz, Saim, E-mail: ysaim@akdeniz.edu.tr; Ceken, Kagan; Alimoglu, Emel; Sindel, Timur [Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Turkey)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Endovenous laser ablation may be associated with significant pain when performed under standard local tumescent anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of femoral and sciatic nerve blocks for analgesia during endovenous ablation in patients with lower extremity venous insufficiency. During a 28-month period, ultrasound-guided femoral or sciatic nerve blocks were performed to provide analgesia during endovenous laser ablation in 506 legs and 307 patients. The femoral block (n = 402) was performed at the level of the inguinal ligament, and the sciatic block at the posterior midthigh (n = 124), by injecting a diluted lidocaine solution under ultrasound guidance. After the blocks, endovenous laser ablations and other treatments (phlebectomy or foam sclerotherapy) were performed in the standard fashion. After the procedures, a visual analogue pain scale (1-10) was used for pain assessment. After the blocks, pain scores were 0 or 1 (no pain) in 240 legs, 2 or 3 (uncomfortable) in 225 legs, and 4 or 5 (annoying) in 41 legs. Patients never experienced any pain higher than score 5. The statistical analysis revealed no significant difference between the pain scores of the right leg versus the left leg (p = 0.321) and between the pain scores after the femoral versus sciatic block (p = 0.7). Ultrasound-guided femoral and sciatic nerve blocks may provide considerable reduction of pain during endovenous laser and other treatments, such as ambulatory phlebectomy and foam sclerotherapy. They may make these procedures more comfortable for the patient and easier for the operator.

  8. The potential for commercial use of wildlife in some North-Eastern Tuli Block farms 

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    Nchunga, Mushanana Lawrence

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF WILDLIFE IN SOME NORTH ? EASTERN TULI BLOCK FARMS A Thesis by Mushanana Lawrence Nchunga Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1978 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences THE POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF WILDLIFE IN SOME NORTH-EASTERN TULI BLOCK FARMS A Thesis Mushanana Lawrence Nchunga A proved as to style and content by: ) (Chairman...

  9. Deformation of the Gorda Block of the Juan de Fuca Plate

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    Stoddard, Paul Richard

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the northeast Pacific to be understood in the new plate tectonic framework. The area is undergoing active deformation, as evi- denced by non-linear magnetic lineations and a large amount of regional seismicil'y. The deformation began with the change in motion...) ~ ~ . . . , . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . 27 Figure 12: Velocity space diagram for the Gorda Block and Pacific plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , . . . . . , 31 Figure 13: Numbering scheme for magnetic lineations within the Gorda Block (after Carlson, 1981...

  10. The potential for commercial use of wildlife in some North-Eastern Tuli Block farms

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    Nchunga, Mushanana Lawrence

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF WILDLIFE IN SOME NORTH ? EASTERN TULI BLOCK FARMS A Thesis by Mushanana Lawrence Nchunga Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1978 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences THE POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF WILDLIFE IN SOME NORTH-EASTERN TULI BLOCK FARMS A Thesis Mushanana Lawrence Nchunga A proved as to style and content by: ) (Chairman...

  11. Asymmetrical Self-assembly From Fluorinated and Sulfonated Block Copolymers in Aqueous Media

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    Wang, Xiaojun [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Baskaran, Durairaj [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Goswami, Monojoy [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Block copolymers of fluorinated isoprene and partially sulfonated styrene form novel tapered rods and ribbon-like micelles in aqueous media due to a distribution of sulfonation sites and a large Flory-Huggins interaction parameter. A combination of microscopy, light scattering, and simulation demonstrates the presence of these unique nanostructures. This study sheds light on the micellization behavior of amphiphilic block polymers by revealing a new mechanism of self-assembly.

  12. The structure of pH dependent block copolymer micelles: charge and ionic strength dependence

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    Pople, John A

    2002-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We characterize the structures of various polyelectrolyte block copolymer micelles in dilute aqueous solution as a function of pH and ionic strength. The block copolymers carry a common core block 2-(diethylamino) ethyl methacrylate (DEAEMA) and one of three coronal blocks: 2-(dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA), polyethylene oxide (PEO), and DMAEMA whose side-chain amine groups are selectively quaternized with benzyl chloride (Q-DMAEMA). The PEO-DEAEMA, DMAEMA-DEAEMA, and Q-DMAEMA-DEAEMA copolymers form micelles with electrostatically neutral, weakly charged, and highly charged coronae, respectively. We adjust the fractional charge a on the DEAEMA and DMAEMA blocks by adjusting the solution pH. For DMAEMA-DEAEMA micelles increasing the fractional charge a swells the micelle corona while decreasing the aggregation number due to electrostatic repulsions. The decrease in aggregation number is also observed with increasing a for the PEO-DEAEMA and Q-DMAEMA-DEAEMA micelles, due to electrostatic repulsions between the hydrophobic DEAEMA blocks. Increasing the ionic strength causes the DMAEMA-DEAEMA micelle corona to shrink as the salt screens electrostatic repulsions within the corona. In all three copolymers increases in the ionic strength causes the micelle aggregation number to increase by screening the electrostatic repulsions between chains. Trends in the corona thickness with varying fractional charge and ionic strength are compared with a number of theoretical models providing additional insight into the micelle structure.

  13. Preventive maintenance system for the photomultiplier detector blocks of PET scanners

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    Levy, A.V.; Warner, D.

    1995-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A system including a method and apparatus for preventive maintenance of PET scanner photomultiplier detector blocks is disclosed. The qualitative comparisons used in the method of the present invention to provide an indication in the form of a display or printout advising the user that the photomultiplier block is stable, intermittently unstable, or drifting unstable, and also advising of the expected date of failure of a photomultiplier block in the PET scanner. The system alerts the user to replace the defective photomultiplier block prior to catastrophic failure in a scheduled preventative maintenance program, thus eliminating expensive and unscheduled downtime of the PET scanner due to photomultiplier failure. The apparatus for carrying out the method of the present invention preferably resides in the host computer controlling a PET scanner. It includes a memory adapted for storing a record of a number of iterative adjustments that are necessary to calibrate the gain of a photomultiplier detector block i at a time t[sub 0], a time t[sub 1] and a time T, where T>t[sub 1]>t[sub 0], which is designated as Histo(i,j(t)). The apparatus also includes a processor configured by a software program or a combination of programmed RAM and ROM devices to perform a number of calculations and operations on these values, and also includes a counter for analyzing each photomultiplier detector block i=1 through I of a PET scanner. 40 figures.

  14. Preventive maintenance system for the photomultiplier detector blocks of pet scanners

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Levy, Alejandro V. (Center Moriches, NY); Warner, Donald (Shirley, NY)

    1995-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A system including a method and apparatus for preventive maintenance of PET scanner photomultiplier detector blocks is disclosed. The quantitive comparisons used in the method of the present invention to provide an indication in the form of a display or printout advising the user that the photomultiplier block is stable, intermittently unstable, or drifting unstable, and also advising of the expected date of failure of a photomultiplier block in the PET scanner. The system alerts the user to replace the defective photomultiplier block prior to catastrophic failure in a scheduled preventative maintenance program, thus eliminating expensive and unscheduled downtime of the PET scanner due to photomultiplier failure. The apparatus for carrying out the method of the present invention preferably resides in the host computer controlling a PET scanner. It includes a memory adapted for storing a record of a number of iterative adjustments that are necessary to calibrate the gain of a photomultiplier detector block i at a time t.sub.0, a time t.sub.1 and a time T, where T>t.sub.1 >t.sub.0, which is designated as Histo(i,j(t)). The apparatus also includes a processor configured by a software program or a combination of programmed RAM and ROM devices to perform a number of calculations and operations on these values, and also includes a counter for analyzing each photomultiplier detector block i=1 through I of a PET scanner.

  15. Association and Structure of Thermo Sensitive Comblike Block Copolymers in Aqueous Solutions

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    Cheng, Gang [ORNL; Hua, Fengjun [ORNL; Melnichenko, Yuri B [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Wignall, George D [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Hammouda, B. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The structures and association properties of thermo sensitive poly(methoxyoligo(ethylene glycol) norbornenyl esters) block copolymers in D2O were investigated by Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS). Each block is a comb-like polymer with a polynorbornene (PNB) backbone and oligo ethylene glycol (OEG) side chains (one side chain per NB monomer). The chemical formula of the block copolymer is (OEG3NB)79-(OEG6.6NB)67, where subscripts represent the degree of polymerization (DP) of OEG and NB in each block The polymer concentration was fixed at 2.0 wt % and the structural changes were investigated over a temperature range between 25 C and 68 C. It was found that at room temperature polymers associate to form micelles with a spherical core formed by the block (OEG3NB)79 and corona formed by the block (OEG6.6NB)67 and that the shape of the polymer in the corona could be described by the form factor of rigid cylinders. At elevated temperatures, the aggregation number increases and the micelles become more compact. At temperatures round the cloud point temperature (CPT) T = 60 C a correlation peak started to appear and became pronounced at 68 C due to the formation of a partially ordered structure with a correlation length ~ 349 .

  16. Detecting and Blocking Network Attacks at Ultra High Speeds

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    Paxson, Vern

    2010-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Stateful, in-depth, in-line traffic analysis for intrusion detection and prevention has grown increasingly more difficult as the data rates of modern networks rise. One point in the design space for high-performance network analysis - pursued by a number of commercial products - is the use of sophisticated custom hardware. For very high-speed processing, such systems often cast the entire analysis process in ASICs. This project pursued a different architectural approach, which we term Shunting. Shunting marries a conceptually quite simple hardware device with an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) running on commodity PC hardware. The overall design goal is was to keep the hardware both cheap and readily scalable to future higher speeds, yet also retain the unparalleled flexibility that running the main IPS analysis in a full general-computing environment provides. The Shunting architecture we developed uses a simple in-line hardware element that maintains several large state tables indexed by packet header fields, including IP/TCP flags, source and destination IP addresses, and connection tuples. The tables yield decision values the element makes on a packet-by-packet basis: forward the packet, drop it, or divert ('shunt') it through the IPS (the default). By manipulating table entries, the IPS can, on a fine-grained basis: (i) specify the traffic it wishes to examine, (ii) directly block malicious traffic, and (iii) 'cut through' traffic streams once it has had an opportunity to 'vet' them, or (iv) skip over large items within a stream before proceeding to further analyze it. For the Shunting architecture to yield benefits, it needs to operate in an environment for which the monitored network traffic has the property that - after proper vetting - much of it can be safely skipped. This property does not universally hold. For example, if a bank needs to examine all Web traffic involving its servers for regulatory compliance, then a monitor in front of one of the bank's server farms cannot safely omit a subset of the traffic from analysis. In this environment, Shunting cannot realize its main performance benefits, and the monitoring task likely calls for using custom hardware instead. However, in many other environments we find Shunting holds promise for delivering major performance gains. This arises due to the the widely documented 'heavy tail' nature of most forms of network traffic, which we might express as 'a few of the connections carry just about all the bytes.' The key additional insight is '... and very often for these few large connections, the very beginning of the connection contains nearly all the information of interest from a security analysis perspective.' We argue that this second claim holds because it is at the beginning of connections that authentication exchanges occur, data or file names and types are specified, request and reply status codes conveyed, and encryption is negotiated. Once these occur, we have seen most of the interesting facets of the dialog. Certainly the remainder of the connection might also yield some grist for analysis, but this is generally less likely, and thus if we want to lower analysis load at as small a loss as possible of information relevant to security analysis, we might best do so by skipping the bulk of large connections. In a different context, the 'Time Machine' work by Kornexl and colleagues likewise shows that in some environments we can realize major reductions in the volume of network traffic processed, by limiting the processing to the first 10-20 KB of each connection. As a concrete example, consider an IPS that monitors SSH traffic. When a new SSH connection arrives and the Shunt fails to find an entry for it in any of its tables (per-address, per-port, per-connection), it executes the default action of diverting the connection through the IPS. The IPS analyzes the beginning of the connection in this fashion. As long as it is satisified with the dialog, it reinjects the packets forwarded to it so that the connection can continue. If the connection successfully

  17. Self-Assembly of Rod-Coil Block Copolymers And Their Application in Electroluminescent Devices

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    Tao, Y.; Ma, B.; Segalman, R.A.

    2009-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The formation of alternating electron transporting and hole transporting 15 nm lamellae within the active layer of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is demonstrated to improve device performance. A new multifunctional bipolar rod-coil block copolymer containing a poly(alkoxy phenylenevinylene) (PPV) rod-shaped block as the hole transporting and emitting material and a poly(vinyloxadiazole) coil-shaped electron transporting block is synthesized. This new block copolymer is the active material of a self-assembling multicomponent electroluminescent device that can be deposited in a single step. In the thin film, grazing incidence X-ray scattering and transmission electron microscopy demonstrate that the layers form grains which are oriented bimodally: parallel and perpendicular from the anode. In this mixed orientation, the device demonstrates better performance than those with either pure PPV or a blend of the two analogous homopolymers as the active materials, i.e., higher external quantum efficiency (EQE) and brightness. This improved device performance is mainly attributed to the bipolar functionality and microphase separation of the block copolymer, which provide highly efficient hole and electron recombination at the nanodomain interfaces.

  18. Self-Assembly of Rod-Coil Block Copolymers and Their Application in Electroluminescent Devices

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    Tao, Yuefei; Ma, Biwu; Segalman, Rachel A. (UCB); (LBNL)

    2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The formation of alternating electron transporting and hole transporting 15 nm lamellae within the active layer of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is demonstrated to improve device performance. A new multifunctional bipolar rod-coil block copolymer containing a poly(alkoxy phenylenevinylene) (PPV) rod-shaped block as the hole transporting and emitting material and a poly(vinyloxadiazole) coil-shaped electron transporting block is synthesized. This new block copolymer is the active material of a self-assembling multicomponent electroluminescent device that can be deposited in a single step. In the thin film, grazing incidence X-ray scattering and transmission electron microscopy demonstrate that the layers form grains which are oriented bimodally: parallel and perpendicular from the anode. In this mixed orientation, the device demonstrates better performance than those with either pure PPV or a blend of the two analogous homopolymers as the active materials, i.e., higher external quantum efficiency (EQE) and brightness. This improved device performance is mainly attributed to the bipolar functionality and microphase separation of the block copolymer, which provide highly efficient hole and electron recombination at the nanodomain interfaces.

  19. Dynamical Studies of Charged Di-Block Copolymer in Different Dielectric Media

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    Goswami, Monojoy [ORNL; Kumar, Rajeev [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Brownian Dynamics simulations are carried out to understand the effect of temperature and dielectric constant of the medium on microphase separation of charged-neutral diblock copolymer systems. For different dielectric media, we focus on the effect of temperature on the morphology and dynamics of model charged diblock copolymers. In this study we examine in detail a system with a partially charged block copolymer consisting of 75% neutral blocks and 25% of charged blocks with 50% degree of ionization. Our investigations show that due to the presence of strong electrostatic interactions between the charged block and counterions, the block copolymermorphologies are rather different than those of their neutral counterpart at low dielectric constant, however at high dielectric constant the neutral diblock behaviors are observed. This article highlights the effect of dielectric constant of two different media on different thermodynamic and dynamic quantities. At low dielectric constant, the morphologies are a direct outcome of the ion-counterion multiplet formation. At high dielectric constant, these charged diblocks behavior resembles that of neutral and weakly charged polymers with sustainable long-range order. Similar behavior has been observed in chain swelling, albeit with small changes in swelling ratio for large changes in polarity of the medium. The results of our simulations agree with recent experimental results and are consistent with recent theoretical predictions of counterion adsorption on flexible polyelectrolytes.

  20. Enlargement of concrete blocks of arch dams with allowance of the formation of radial thermal cracks

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    Verbetskii, G.P.; Chogovadze, G.I.; Daneliya, A.I.

    1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Considerable acceleration of the construction of arch dams with the use of highly productive continuous concreting mechanisms is possible with enlargement of the blocks and allowance of the formation of thermal radial cracks in them. A theoretical analysis and the results of on-site observations show that under the effect of the hydrostatic head of water, radial joints and cracks in compressed zones of an arch dam close and the dam in these zones works as a solid dam. Thermal cracking in concrete blocks of arch dams enlarged in plan should be controlled by making radial notches to concentrate tensile stresses providing the formation of radial cracks at prescribed places and through the usual methods of thermal regulation. The block size along the face of an arch dam is then no longer limited by the condition of crack resistance but is determined by the rate of concreting. The technical and economic effects from concreting arch dams are cited.

  1. Release of U(VI) from spent biosorbent immobilized in cement concrete blocks

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    Venkobachar, C.; Iyengar, L.; Mishra, U.K.; Chauhan, M.S. [Indian Inst. of Tech., Kanpur (India)] [Indian Inst. of Tech., Kanpur (India)

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper deals with cementation as the method for the disposal of spent biosorbent, Ganoderma lucidum (a wood rotting macrofungi) after it is used for the removal of Uranium. Results on the uranium release during the curing of cement-concrete (CC) blocks indicated that placing the spent sorbent at the center of the blocks during their casting yields better immobilization of uranium as compared to the homogeneous mixing of the spent sorbent with the cement. Short term leach tests indicated that the uranium release was negligible in simulated seawater, 1.8% in 0.2 N sodium carbonate and 6.0% in 0.2 N HCl. The latter two leachates were used to represent the extreme environmental conditions. It was observed that the presence of the spent biosorbent up to 5% by weight did not affect the compressive strength of CC blocks. Thus cementation technique is suitable for the immobilization of uranium loaded biosorbent for its ultimate disposal.

  2. Ordered porous mesostructured materials from nanoparticle-block copolymer self-assembly

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    Warren, Scott; Wiesner, Ulrich; DiSalvo, Jr., Francis J

    2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention provides mesostructured materials and methods of preparing mesostructured materials including metal-rich mesostructured nanoparticle-block copolymer hybrids, porous metal-nonmetal nanocomposite mesostructures, and ordered metal mesostructures with uniform pores. The nanoparticles can be metal, metal alloy, metal mixture, intermetallic, metal-carbon, metal-ceramic, semiconductor-carbon, semiconductor-ceramic, insulator-carbon or insulator-ceramic nanoparticles, or combinations thereof. A block copolymer/ligand-stabilized nanoparticle solution is cast, resulting in the formation of a metal-rich (or semiconductor-rich or insulator-rich) mesostructured nanoparticle-block copolymer hybrid. The hybrid is heated to an elevated temperature, resulting in the formation of an ordered porous nanocomposite mesostructure. A nonmetal component (e.g., carbon or ceramic) is then removed to produce an ordered mesostructure with ordered and large uniform pores.

  3. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SUBSTITUTED POLY(STYRENE)-b-POLY(ACRYLIC ACID) BLOCK COPOLYMER MICELLES

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    Pickel, Deanna L [ORNL; Pickel, Joseph M [ORNL; Devenyi, Jozsef [ORNL; Britt, Phillip F [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Block copolymer micelle synthesis and characterization has been extensively studied. In particular, most studies have focused on the properties of the hydrophilic corona due to the micelle corona structure s impact on the biodistribution and biocompatibility. Unfortunately, less attention has been given to the effect of the core block on the micelle stability, morphology, and the rate of diffusion of small molecules from the core. This investigation is focused on the synthesis of block copolymers composed of meta-substituted styrenes and acrylic acid by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Micelles with cores composed of substituted styrenes having Tgs ranging from -30 to 100 oC have been prepared and the size and shape of these micelles were characterized by Static and Dynamic Light Scattering and TEM. In addition, the critical micelle concentration and rate of diffusion of small molecules from the core were determined by fluorimetry using pyrene as the probe.

  4. Computer simulation of shading and blocking: Discussion of accuracy and recommendations

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    Lipps, F W [Houston Univ., TX (United States)

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A field of heliostats suffers losses caused by shading and blocking by neighboring heliostats. The complex geometry of multiple shading and blocking events suggests that a processing code is needed to update the boundary vector for each shading or blocking event. A new version, RSABS, (programmer`s manual included) simulates the split-rectangular heliostat. Researchers concluded that the dominant error for the given heliostat geometry is caused by the departure from planarity of the neighboring heliostats. It is recommended that a version of the heliostat simulation be modified to include losses due to nonreflective structural margins, if they occur. Heliostat neighbors should be given true guidance rather than assumed to be parallel, and the resulting nonidentical quadrilateral images should be processed, as in HELIOS, by ignoring overlapping events, rare in optimized fields.

  5. Computer simulation of shading and blocking: Discussion of accuracy and recommendations

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    Lipps, F.W. (Houston Univ., TX (United States))

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A field of heliostats suffers losses caused by shading and blocking by neighboring heliostats. The complex geometry of multiple shading and blocking events suggests that a processing code is needed to update the boundary vector for each shading or blocking event. A new version, RSABS, (programmer's manual included) simulates the split-rectangular heliostat. Researchers concluded that the dominant error for the given heliostat geometry is caused by the departure from planarity of the neighboring heliostats. It is recommended that a version of the heliostat simulation be modified to include losses due to nonreflective structural margins, if they occur. Heliostat neighbors should be given true guidance rather than assumed to be parallel, and the resulting nonidentical quadrilateral images should be processed, as in HELIOS, by ignoring overlapping events, rare in optimized fields.

  6. Millisecond ordering of block-copolymer films via photo-thermal gradients

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    Majewski, Pawel W.; Yager, Kevin G.

    2015-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    For the promise of self-assembly to be realized, processing techniques must be developed that simultaneously enable control of the nanoscale morphology, rapid assembly, and, ideally, the ability to pattern the nanostructure. Here, we demonstrate how photo-thermal gradients can be used to control the ordering of block-copolymer thin films. Highly localized laser heating leads to intense thermal gradients, which induce a thermophoretic force on morphological defects. This increases the ordering kinetics by at least 3 orders-of-magnitude, compared to conventional oven annealing. By simultaneously exploiting the thermal gradients to induce shear fields, we demonstrate uniaxial alignment of a block-copolymer film in lessmore »than a second. Finally, we provide examples of how control of the incident light-field can be used to generate prescribed configurations of block-copolymer nanoscale patterns.« less

  7. Disk-cylinder and disk-sphere nanoparticles from block copolymer blend solution construction

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    Zhu, Jiahua [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhang, Shiyi [Texas A& M University] [Texas A& M University; Zhang, Ke [Northeastern University] [Northeastern University; Wang, Xiaojun [ORNL] [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL] [ORNL; Wooley, Karen L [ORNL] [ORNL; Pochan, Darrin [University of Delaware] [University of Delaware

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers strive to produce nanoparticles with complexity in composition and structure. Although traditional spherical, cylindrical and membranous, or planar, nanostructures are ubiquitous, scientists seek more complicated geometries for potential functionality. Here we report the simple solution construction of multigeometry nanoparticles, disk-sphere and diskcylinder, through a straightforward, molecular-level, blending strategy with binary mixtures of block copolymers. The multigeometry nanoparticles contain disk geometry in the core with either spherical patches along the disk periphery in the case of disk-sphere particles or cylindrical edges and handles in the case of the disk-cylinder particles. The portions of different geometry in the same nanoparticles contain different core block chemistry, thus also defining multicompartments in the nanoparticles. Although the block copolymers chosen for the blends are important for the definition of the final hybrid particles, the control of the kinetic pathway of assembly is critical for successful multigeometry particle construction.

  8. Electrically conductive doped block copolymer of polyacetylene and polyisoprene. [Soluble in organic solvents

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    Aldissi, M.

    1984-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrically conductive block copolymer of polyisoprene and polyacetylene and a method of making the same are disclosed. The polymer is prepared by first polymerizing isoprene with n-butyllithium in a toluene solution to form an active isoprenyllithium polymer. The active polymer is reacted with an equimolar amount of titanium butoxide and subsequently exposed to gaseous acetylene. A block copolymer of polyisoprene and polyacetylene is formed. The copolymer is soluble in common solvents and may be doped with I/sub 2/ to give it an electrical conductivity in the metallic regime.

  9. Performance Analysis of Block Codes over Finite-state Channels in Delay-sensitive Communications 

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    Hamidi Sepehr, Fatemeh

    2014-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    of the queue exceeding a threshold as functions of block length N and code rate R. The system parameters considered above are subject to maxi,j P˜ue,SN |S0(j|i) ? 10 ?5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 III.4 Exact probability of the queue... exceeding a threshold as functions of block length N and code rate R. These system parameters meet the constraint maxi,j P¯ue,SN |S0(j|i) ? 10 ?5. . . . . . . . . . . 92 x CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION I.1 Background Framework With the ever increasing popularity...

  10. Capitol Area East End, Block 225: California Department of Education Headquarters

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    Sacramento, CA The California Department of Education Headquarters, Block 225 was the first of the five buildings to make up the Capitol Area East End Complex. The entire project is being developed by the California Department of General Services Real Estate Division. At 336,000 square feet and six stories high, Block 225 was the most ambitious green-building initiative to have been undertaken by the State at that time and the largest office building project ever undertaken by the State. The project was delivered through a bridged design-build process.

  11. Comparison between block and computer controlled techniques of scheduling for a job shop

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    Garrison, William Ray

    1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 244 . 253 . 277 ?277 487 488 490 489 7084 7076 7084 7084 5&8 6, 0 5 8 43, 7 43. 5 43, 6 43, 6 COMPARISON OF SCHEDULINGTECHNIQUES COMPUTER CONTROLLED SCHEDULE VS. BLOCK TYPE SCHEDULE DA I A SET I I TOTAL NUMBER OF JOBS TO FNTKR... JOBS LEAVING S YSTEM 8P / SYSTEM CAPACITY 150 Z C IOO O O W 50 COMPUTER CONTROLLED . ' / BLOCK TYPE . ~~L I A~1 IOO 80 60 40 EARLY 20 0 20 TIME UNITS 40 60 80 100 L ATE JOBS LEAVING SYSTEM 96 /o SYSTEM CAPACITY 150 Z IO0 m O...

  12. Globular clusters with the extended horizontal-branch as remaining cores of galaxy building blocks

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    Young-Wook Lee; Hansung B. Gim; Chul Chung

    2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The relics of building blocks that made stellar halo and bulge are yet to be discovered unless they were completely disrupted throughout the history of the Galaxy. Here we suggest that about 25% of the Milky Way globular clusters have characteristics of the remaining cores of these early building blocks rather than genuine star clusters. They are clearly distinct from other normal globular clusters in the presence of extended horizontal-branch and multiple stellar populations, in mass (brightness), and most importantly in orbital kinematics. Based on this result, a three-stage formation picture of the Milky Way is suggested, which includes early mergers, collapse, and later accretion.

  13. Polymer electrolyte membranes from fluorinated polyisoprene-block-sulfonated polystyrene: Microdomain orientation by external field

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    Sodeye, Akinbode [Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts; Huang, Tianzi [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Gido, Samuel [University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, block copolymer ionomers of the cesium salt (20 mol %) of fluorinated polyisoprene-blocksulfonated polystyrene were spin cast into membranes and annealed under an electric field ofw40 V/mm at 130 C for 24 h. The effect of this treatment was a 2.5 times increase in the ionic conductivity as measured by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, under all humidity conditions measured. This can be attributed to the increased connectivity of the ionic domains of the block copolymers. This E-field alignment technique may thus find application in the fabrication of nanostructured polyelectrolytes with enhanced charge transport capacity.

  14. A survey of education and confidence level among graduating anesthesia residents with regard to selected peripheral nerve blocks

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    Moon, Tiffany; Lim, Eunjung; Kinjo, Sakura

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proficiency in interscalene anesthesia-how many blocks areJE: A survey of exposure to regional anesthesia techniquesin American anesthesia residency training programs. Reg

  15. Palmar hyperhidrosis. Needle free anesthesia as an alternative to Bier's block and peripheral nerve blockade for botulinum toxin therapy

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    Benohanian, Antranik

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Intravenous regional anesthesia (Bier's block) for botulinumpearl: use of needle-free anesthesia in the treatment ofhyperhidrosis. Needle free anesthesia as an alternative to

  16. Fuzzy control of neuromuscular block during general anesthesia system design, development and implementation

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    Belohlavek, Radim

    1 Fuzzy control of neuromuscular block during general anesthesia ­ system design, development general anesthesia. The system (Relax 2005) was clinically used in 50 patients undergoing neurosurgical general anesthesia, muscle relaxants are often administered to the patient in order to keep the depth

  17. Impacts of Indirect Blocks on Buffer Cache Energy Efficiency Jianhui Yue, Yifeng Zhu

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    Zhu, Yifeng

    - ing small but frequently accessed indirected blocks over all memory chips reduce the energy saving new scheme can save memory energy up to 16.8% and 15.4% in the I/O-intensive server workloads TPC in fewer energy saving opportunities through memory chip powerdown and DMA overlapping. · This paper

  18. Smart Environments: Middleware Building Blocks for Pervasive Network Computing (A Position Paper)

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    Weissman, Jon

    Smart Environments: Middleware Building Blocks for Pervasive Network Computing (A Position Paper a system architecture for building smart services and smart environments, and the middleware research facilitates the construction of new smart services and allows the smart environment to serve as a building

  19. Diamond fragments as building blocks of functional nanostructures Gregory C. McIntosh,1

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    . Traditionally, diamondoids have been known in the oil industry,13,14 where they occur naturally dissolved in oil the solution and act as nucleation sites for the formation of sludge, which often blocks pipelines.15,16 Only the sludge5 and are now being considered for nanotechnology applications. The isolated diamondoids oc- cur

  20. ICI Canceling Space-Frequency Block Code for MISO-OFDM in Fast Fading Channels

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    Lee, Yong Hoon

    ICI Canceling Space-Frequency Block Code for MISO-OFDM in Fast Fading Channels Jae Yeun Yun, Eui}@ee.kaist.ac.kr Abstract-- An intercarrier interference (ICI) canceling technique for multiple-input single-output (MISO) at the receiver for multiple-input single-output (MISO) systems. The code design is based on the approximated

  1. Brief Communication 1595 mei-41 and bub1 block mitosis at two distinct steps in response

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    Su, Tin Tin

    to synthesis in dupa3 mutants delays the entry into M16 via a Mei-41-dependent checkpoint.block mitotic exit both the entry into and The effect of dup mutations on entry into mitosis is in the exit from mitosis of entry into M16 is similar in dupa1 and heterozygous or wild- mately concurrent with heterozygous

  2. Function Test Framework for Testing IO-Blocks in a Model-Based Rapid Prototyping Development

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    Function Test Framework for Testing IO-Blocks in a Model-Based Rapid Prototyping Development -- Testing and verification are important methods for gaining confidence in the reliability of a software changing development cycles or that is tar- geted at many platforms. In this paper we present a test

  3. A parallel revised simplex solver for large scale block angular LP problems

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    Hall, Julian

    A parallel revised simplex solver for large scale block angular LP problems Julian Hall and Edmund Smith School of Mathematics University of Edinburgh 29th July 2010 A parallel revised simplex solver · Revised simplex method for BALP problems Basis matrix and its inversion Solution of linear systems

  4. Computing Weight Distributions of Binary Linear Block Codes on a CCM ?

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    Weinhardt, Markus

    Computing Weight Distributions of Binary Linear Block Codes on a CCM ? Markus Weinhardt Universit codes on an FPGA­based Custom Computing Machine (CCM). It consists of a heavily pipelined circuit­ plementation on a CCM, and section 4 reports on the performance of this im­ plementation. Finally, section 5

  5. Interfacial Reactivity of Block Copolymers: Understanding the Amphiphile-to-Hydrophile Transition

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    previously reported the oxidative degradation of vesicles made of poly(propylene sulfide together with a reactive subphase. The hydrophobic PPS block is converted into hydrophilic poly(propylene sulfoxide) and poly(propylene sulfone) by oxidation upon exposure to 1% aqueous H2O2 subphase. As a result

  6. Inspector-Executor Load Balancing Algorithms for Block-Sparse Tensor Contractions

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    Balaji, Pavan

    --Developing effective yet scalable load-balancing methods for irregular computations is critical to the successful, any form of centralized dynamic load balancing, such as master-worker or a shared counter (eInspector-Executor Load Balancing Algorithms for Block-Sparse Tensor Contractions David Ozog, Jeff

  7. Adsorption of supramolecular building blocks on graphite: A force field and density functional theory study

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    Pfeifer, Holger

    Adsorption of supramolecular building blocks on graphite: A force field and density functional-mail: axel.gross@uni-ulm.de The adsorption of the oligopyridine isomers 2,4'-BTP and 3,3'- BTP on graphite with an C6R-6-type dispersion correction, and the calculated adsorption energies are compared to the results

  8. Selective adsorption of block copolymers on patterned surfaces Maria Sabaye Moghaddama

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    Chan, Hue Sun

    Selective adsorption of block copolymers on patterned surfaces Maria Sabaye Moghaddama and Hue Sun September 2006; published online 27 October 2006 Adsorption of copolymers on patterned surfaces is studied and the sharpness of the adsorption transition are investigated by comparing three different models of copolymer

  9. Multi-Block Enhancement for Lagrangian Dendritic Mesh setup in Altair5

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    Douglass, Rodney W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Initial mesh setup for an ASC mUlti-physics code at LANL is done using Altair5. Altair5 assumes that the final mesh is composed of logical structured mesh blocks linked together at mesh boundaries to form, ultimately, an unstructured mesh. Within these blocks, meshes may have dendrites, that is, local regions where two zones share common edges (in two-dimensions, or faces in three-dimensions) with a single zone. In many cases, contiguous subsets of the initial set of blocks may have the same material assigned to them, but without smoothing the mesh would form a computationally challenging initial mesh. Some of these blocks may also have zones with nodes on domain boundaries. This paper reports on the implementation of multiblock smoothing in Altair5, which allows for dendrites and for moving boundary nodes. Dendritic nodes are constrained to be located at the average of their neighbor nodes while boundary nodes are constrained to move along the boundary geometry. Two fundamentally different smoothing methods were implemented. First, a variational principle is presented that balances zonal size and distortion via a user selected weighting with constraints imposed using penalty methods for dendritic nodes and Lagrange multipliers for boundary nodes. Second, the Laplace-Beltrami smoother is presented. This is a general elliptic smoother which can easily be modified to give Laplacian and Winslow-Crowley mesh smoothing. Results are shown for several test meshes of interest.

  10. Block selective grafting of poly(vinylphosphonic acid) from aromatic multiblock copolymers for nanostructured

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    Boyer, Edmond

    -13 Various block28,29 and graft30-33 copolymers, inorganic composites34 as well as interpenetrating networks of Chemistry, Polymer & Materials Chemistry, Lund University, P.O.B. 124, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden *Corresponding be used as a general strategy to prepare durable and functional nanostructured polymer membranes

  11. Nuclear fission time measurements as a function of excitation energy. A crystal blocking experiment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - 1 - Nuclear fission time measurements as a function of excitation energy. A crystal blocking information on nuclear dissipation, and, in particular, long fission times (>10-18 s) that cannot be predicted, France Abstract : Fission times of lead and uranium nuclei have been measured at GANIL by the crystal

  12. What is the Value of Joint Processing of Pilots and Data in Block-Fading Channels?

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    Lozano, Angel

    What is the Value of Joint Processing of Pilots and Data in Block-Fading Channels? Nihar Jindal with joint processing of pilot and data symbol observations is com- pared with that achievable through, and subsequently detecting the data symbols. Studied on the basis of a mutual information lower bound, joint

  13. IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 4ME20 Abstract--Artificial welding of melt-textured YBCO blocks

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    1 IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 4ME20 Abstract--Artificial welding of melt-textured YBCO blocks opens the superconducting quality of the welds, we have developed a Hall probe mapping system, able to record the local to characterize welded samples prepared with a new Ag induced surface melting joining technique. The magnetization

  14. Discrete-Time Block Models for Transmission Line Channels: Static and Doubly Selective Cases

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    Galli, Stefano

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most methodologies for modeling Transmission Line (TL) based channels define the input-output relationship in the frequency domain (FD) and handle the TL resorting to a two-port network (2PN) formalism. These techniques have not yet been formally mapped into a discrete-time (DT) block model, which is useful to simulate and estimate the channel response as well as to design optimal precoding strategies. TL methods also fall short when they are applied to Time Varying (TV) systems, such as the power line channel. The objective of this paper is to establish if and how one can introduce a DT block model for the Power Line Channel. We prove that it is possible to use Lifting and Trailing Zeros (L&TZ) techniques to derive a DT block model that maps the TL-based input-output description directly in the time domain (TD) block channel model. More specifically, we find an interesting relationship between the elements of an ABCD matrix, defined in the FD, and filtering kernels that allow an elegant representation of...

  15. Non-Blocking, Localized Routing Algorithm for Balanced Energy Consumption in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Lee, Ben

    1 Non-Blocking, Localized Routing Algorithm for Balanced Energy Consumption in Mobile Ad Hoc relevant nodes but also to balance individual battery levels. Unbalanced energy usage will result achieves a trade-off between balanced energy consumption and shortest routing delay, and at the same time

  16. On the Interpolation Attacks on Block Ciphers A.M. Youssef and G. Gong

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    Youssef, Amr M.

    On the Interpolation Attacks on Block Ciphers A.M. Youssef and G. Gong Center for Applied attack, nite elds, Ga- lois Field Fourier Transform 1 Introduction Gong and Golomb 7 introduced a new the later by decimation d. Gong and Golomb showed that the distance of DES S-boxes approximated

  17. Power Management for Real-Time Embedded Systems on Block-Partitioned Multicore Platforms

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    Zhu, Dakai

    Power Management for Real-Time Embedded Systems on Block-Partitioned Multicore Platforms Xuan Qi. For the mobile and portable devices, battery is one dominant constraint with fixed energy budget. For the high, it is imperative to develop power management schemes for systems on multicore platforms. However, applying

  18. EVALUATION OF WAVELET DOMAIN BLOCK MOTION COMPENSATION (WBMC) Salzburg University, Dept. of Scientific Computing, Austria

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    Kutil, Rade

    EVALUATION OF WAVELET DOMAIN BLOCK MOTION COMPENSATION (WBMC) Rade Kutil Salzburg University, Dept.cosy.sbg.ac.at/sc/staff/rade.kutil.html ABSTRACT Wavelet based image compression has proved its superior­ ity over DCT based methods. However, wavelet based tech­ niques did not have so much success in video coding be­ cause motion compensation

  19. High Diversity Multi-Block Space-Time Code for Broadcasting Applications

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    seen as a two-block matrix. It enjoys a flexible transmission rate and a diversity order of 8 for a 2x2 to the power of four of the constellation size. The STBC parameters have been optimized to suit fading channels with and without erasure events. These events are typical of single frequency networks that are becoming a popular

  20. Acceptance test procedure for removal of CS1K circuit switcher block and trip schemes

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    HACHE, J.M.

    1999-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This supporting document provides a detailed process to test the functions of the circuit switcher, protective relays, alarms, SCADA and 125VDC control logic of 115kV and 13.8kV systems at B3S4 substation following the removal of trip and blocking schemes to Transformer No.1 Circuit Switcher B594.

  1. High-speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack

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    Chao, Jonathan

    High-speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack Yoohwan Kim',Ju-Yeon Jo', H during the Distributed Denial-oJService (DDoS) attack. By allocating bandwidths separately for TCP.9% of the attack trafic while legitimate traflc showed nearly identical performance as in the non-attacked

  2. High-Speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack

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    Merat, Francis L.

    1 High-Speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack Yoohwan Kim1 , Ju-Yeon Jo1 Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ABSTRACT Protection from Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks has been of a great interest recently and substantial progress has been made for preventing some attack

  3. Compact Implementation and Performance Evaluation of Block Ciphers in ATtiny Devices

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    Nesterov, Yurii

    . This paper reports on an initiative aimed to partially relax this issue. First, we implemented 12 block in this direction, e.g. by extending the list of implemented ciphers, or adding countermeasures against physical attacks in the future. 1 Introduction Small embedded devices (including smart cards, RFIDs, sensor nodes

  4. OrthoCluster: A New Tool for Mining Synteny Blocks and Applications in Comparative Genomics

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    Pei, Jian

    OrthoCluster: A New Tool for Mining Synteny Blocks and Applications in Comparative Genomics Xinghuo, jpei, wangk}@cs.sfu.ca {iav, mnesbitt, chenn}@sfu.ca ABSTRACT By comparing genomes among both closely and distally re- lated species, comparative genomics analysis characterizes structures and functions

  5. OrthoCluster: A New Tool for Mining Synteny Blocks and Applications in Comparative Genomics

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    Wang, Ke

    OrthoCluster: A New Tool for Mining Synteny Blocks and Applications in Comparative Genomics Xinghuo, jpei, wangk}@cs.sfu.ca {iav, chenn}@sfu.ca, mattjnesbitt@alumni.sfu.ca ABSTRACT By comparing genomes among both closely and distally re- lated species, comparative genomics analysis characterizes

  6. Transient blocking in multi-chamber natural ventilation M. R. Flynn and C. P. Caulfield

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    Flynn, Morris R.

    , the system must evolve towards a ventilated terminal state in which there is outflow of buoyant fluid (inflowTransient blocking in multi-chamber natural ventilation M. R. Flynn and C. P. Caulfield Dept-energy `natural' ventilation offers an environmental benefit over building ventilation by high

  7. On the fusion matrix of the N=1 Neveu-Schwarz blocks

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    Leszek Hadasz

    2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose an exact form of the fusion matrix of the Neveu-Schwarz blocks that appear in a correlation function of four super-primary fields. Orthogonality relation satisfied by this matrix is equivalent to the bootstrap equation for the four-point super-primary correlator in the N=1 supersymmetric Liouville theory.

  8. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the build-ing blocks of modern society. Efficient and

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    Storici, Francesca

    TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the build- ing blocks of modern society. Efficient and safe movement. How- ever, transportation systems by their very nature also affect the environment through operations, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities, and through the travel behaviors they encourage

  9. Compact microwave lamp having a tuning block and a dielectric located in a lamp cavity

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    Simpson, James E. (Gaithersburg, MD)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave lamp having a compact structure utilizing a coupling slot which has a dielectric member extending therethrough and a tuning block adjoining the coupling slot. A non-conventional waveguide is used which has about the width of a WR-284 waveguide and about the length of a WR-340 waveguide.

  10. Software safety analysis of function block diagrams using fault trees , Junbeom Yoob,*, Sungdeok Chab

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    the proposed approach against the one manually prepared by nuclear safety engineers. q 2004 Elsevier Ltd. AllSoftware safety analysis of function block diagrams using fault trees Younju Oha , Junbeom Yoob Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and AITrc/SPIC/IIRTRC, 373­1, Gusong­dong, Yuseong-gu, Daeje

  11. Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems: Building Blocks for Iterative Methods 1

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    Mignotte, Max

    Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems: Building Blocks for Iterative Methods 1 Richard of the Office of Energy Research, U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract DE­AC05­84OR21400, and the Stichting This book is also available in Postscript from over the Internet. To retrieve the postscript file you can

  12. Distributed Mobile Disk Cover A Building Block for Mobile Backbone Networks

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    Zussman, Gil

    1 Distributed Mobile Disk Cover ­ A Building Block for Mobile Backbone Networks Anand Srinivas, Gil of Technology Cambridge, MA 02139 {anand3, gilz, modiano}@mit.edu Abstract-- The novel hierarchical architecture of Mobile Backbone Networks has been recently studied by a few different approaches. An important subproblem

  13. Staff summary of Issues & Recommendations Resident Fish Substitution/Blocked Area Mitigation

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    1 Staff summary of Issues & Recommendations Resident Fish Substitution/Blocked Area Mitigation *Preliminary draft, please refer to full recommendations for complete review 10/29/2013 10:08:05 AM 2009 Fish and Wildlife Program Section Section II.C. 1. Substitution for Anadromous Fish Losses Section II. D. 8

  14. Optimal Code Assignment and Call Admission Control for OVSF-CDMA Systems Constrained by Blocking Probabilities

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    Lee, Daniel C.

    the Markov Decision Process and linear programming. The performance of each scheme is numerically evaluatedOptimal Code Assignment and Call Admission Control for OVSF-CDMA Systems Constrained by Blocking code assignment schemes for OVSF-CDMA systems is investigated, and the optimal fixed and dynamic code

  15. Hole-blocking titanium-oxide/silicon heterojunction and its application to photovoltaics

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    Hole-blocking titanium-oxide/silicon heterojunction and its application to photovoltaics Sushobhan-bandgap semiconducting heterojunctions on silicon. Here, we present a wide-bandgap heterojunction--between titanium oxide and crystalline silicon--where the titanium oxide is deposited via a metal-organic chemical vapor deposition

  16. AddressBlock J. Carrero Morales HC 02 Box 5522 Rincn, Puerto Rico 00677

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    «AddressBlock» J. Carrero Morales HC 02 Box 5522 Rincón, Puerto Rico 00677 Cellular: 787-391-4468 E-Mail: carcamor@yahoo.com Education 2007: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus Master's degree in Environmental & Social Planning. 2003: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus BA degree

  17. Surge Block Method for Controlling Well Clogging and Sampling Sediment during Bioremediation

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    Wu, Wei-min [Stanford University] [Stanford University; Watson, David B [ORNL] [ORNL; Luo, Jian [Stanford University] [Stanford University; Carley, Jack M [ORNL] [ORNL; Mehlhorn, Tonia L [ORNL] [ORNL; Kitanidis, Peter K. [Stanford University] [Stanford University; Jardine, Philip [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Criddle, Craig [Stanford University] [Stanford University

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A surge block treatment method (i.e. inserting a solid rod plunger with a flat seal that closely fits the casing interior into a well and stocking it up and down) was performed for the rehabilitation of wells clogged with biomass and for the collection of time series sediment samples during in situ bioremediation tests for U(VI) immobilization at a the U.S. Department of Energy site in Oak Ridge, TN. The clogging caused by biomass growth had been controlled by using routine surge block treatment for18 times over a nearly four year test period. The treatment frequency was dependent of the dosage of electron donor injection and microbial community developed in the subsurface. Hydraulic tests showed that the apparent aquifer transmissivity at a clogged well with an inner diameter (ID) of 10.16 cm was increased by 8 13 times after the rehabilitation, indicating the effectiveness of the rehabilitation. Simultaneously with the rehabilitation, the surge block method was successfully used for collecting time series sediment samples composed of fine particles (clay and silt) from wells with ID 1.9 10.16 cm for the analysis of mineralogical and geochemical composition and microbial community during the same period. Our results demonstrated that the surge block method provided a cost-effective approach for both well rehabilitation and frequent solid sampling at the same location.

  18. Using Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Macrostructures for Creating a Model System for Cell Mimicry

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    Gaspard, Jeffery Simon

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    poly(ethylene glycol) and poly(butadiene) (PEO-b-PBd) copolymer, a poly(ethylene glycol) and a poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PEO-b-PDMS) copolymer and the polypeptide block copolymer is a lysine and glycine (K-b-G) copolymer. Investigation using...

  19. Kamacite blocking temperatures and applications to lunar magnetism Ian Garrick-Bethell a,

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    Weiss, Benjamin P.

    Kamacite blocking temperatures and applications to lunar magnetism Ian Garrick-Bethell a magnetism iron paleomagnetism The long-term stability of remanent magnetization is a requirement for paleomagnetic studies. Here we present calculations that predict the magnetic relaxation times of single domain

  20. MARS IN A MINUTE: What Happens When the Sun Blocks our Signal?

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    MARS IN A MINUTE: What Happens When the Sun Blocks our Signal? About every two years, Earth and Mars wind up on opposite sides of the sun. Thats called "solar conjunction." It's like being on either spacecraft send back signals, charged particles from the sun could interfere, causing gaps in the data

  1. A new Late Cretaceous paleomagnetic pole for the west of Amuria block (Khurmen Uul, Mongolia)

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    Cogne, Jean-Pascal

    A new Late Cretaceous paleomagnetic pole for the west of Amuria block (Khurmen Uul, Mongolia) Fatim (44.08N, 103.08E), Gobi desert (S. Mongolia). Stepwise thermal demagnetization isolated a high rights reserved. Keywords: paleomagnetism; tectonics; Central Asia; Mongolia; Gobi Desert; Cretaceous

  2. Secret-Key Agreement over a Non-Coherent Block-Fading MIMO Wiretap Channel

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    Khisti, Ashish

    Secret-Key Agreement over a Non-Coherent Block-Fading MIMO Wiretap Channel Mattias Andersson. Dept., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada email: akhisti@comm.utoronto.ca Abstract--We study secret. In this case we show that secret-key agreement is still possible by using the wireless channel for discussion

  3. Performance of Turbo Coded WCDMA with Downlink Space Time Block Coding in Correlated Fading Channels

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    Mandayam, Narayan

    Performance of Turbo Coded WCDMA with Downlink Space Time Block Coding in Correlated Fading due to potential high data rate applications such as wireless internet access. Turbo codes. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of turbo coded WCDMA systems with downlink transmit diversity

  4. IEEE VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE SPRING, 2003 1 Space-Time Block Coding applied to Turbo Coded

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    IEEE VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE SPRING, 2003 1 Space-Time Block Coding applied to Turbo Coded and a Turbo Code (TC) as channel code. MC-CDMA is likely to be one of the most promising access technique. Then, since Turbo Coded MC-CDMA was demonstrated to be very efficient for a Single Input Single Output

  5. Exchange bias and blocking temperature distribution of Fe-film/CoO-nanoparticle hybrid bilayers

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    Krishnan, Kannan M.

    relaxation in a Fe-film/CoO-nanoparticle hybrid system Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 132401 (2012); 10 anisotropy energy per unit volume and V is the grain volume. Therefore, hybrid EB bilayers with the AF layer beExchange bias and blocking temperature distribution of Fe-film/CoO-nanoparticle hybrid bilayers Wei

  6. On the use of block-effective macrodispersion for numerical simulations of transport in heterogeneous formations

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    Rubin, Yoram

    .1029/2002WR001727, 2003. 1. Introduction [2] Modeling of contaminant transport in the subsurface requires of block-scale macrodispersion introduced by Rubin et al. [1999] for modeling unresolved hydraulic property surprisingly fast. INDEX TERMS: 1832 Hydrology: Groundwater transport; 1829 Hydrology: Groundwater hydrology

  7. Block Spreading for MUI/ISI-Resilient Generalized Multi-carrier CDMA with Multirate Capabilities

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    Giannakis, Georgios

    1 of 5 Block Spreading for MUI/ISI-Resilient Generalized Multi-carrier CDMA with Multirate) and intersymbol interference (ISI) arising due to wireless multipath propagation, motivate well multirate wideband Quality of Service (QoS) and rate- scalability, have low complexity, and exhibit resilience to MUI and ISI

  8. The Stumbling Block in Lung Repair of Emphysema: Elastic Fiber Assembly

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    Mecham, Robert

    The Stumbling Block in Lung Repair of Emphysema: Elastic Fiber Assembly Adrian Shifren and Robert P properties of the lung are largely determined by the connective tissue networks laid down during development. The macromolecules most important for lung mechanics and structural integrity are collagen, elastin

  9. The Power of a Few Large Blocks: A credible assumption with incredible efficiency

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    Foster, Dean P.

    i.i.d. assumption about the error structure, the two-sample t-statistic for oil was significantThe Power of a Few Large Blocks: A credible assumption with incredible efficiency Dongyu Lin and Dean P. Foster Abstract The most powerful assumption in data analysis is that of independence. Unfortu

  10. Paravertebral Block: An Improved Method of Pain Control in Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage

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    Culp, William C., E-mail: culpwilliamc@uams.edu; McCowan, Timothy C. [University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Radiology (United States); DeValdenebro, Miguel [University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Anesthesiology (United States); Wright, Lonnie B.; Workman, James L. [University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Radiology (United States); Culp, William C. [Scott and White Clinic and Memorial Hospital, The Texas A and M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology (United States)

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Background and Purpose. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage remains a painful procedure in many cases despite the routine use of large amounts of intravenous sedation. We present a feasibility study of thoracic paravertebral blocks in an effort to reduce pain during and following the procedure and reduce requirements for intravenous sedation. Methods. Ten consecutive patients undergoing biliary drainage procedures received fluoroscopically guided paravertebral blocks and then had supplemental intravenous sedation as required to maintain patient comfort. Levels T8-T9 and T9-T10 on the right were targeted with 10-20 ml of 0.5% bupivacaine. Sedation requirements and pain levels were recorded. Results. Ten biliary drainage procedures in 8 patients were performed for malignancy in 8 cases and for stones in 2. The mean midazolam use was 1.13 mg IV, and the mean fentanyl requirement was 60.0 {mu}g IV in the block patients. Two episodes of hypotension, which responded promptly to volume replacement, may have been related to the block. No serious complications were encountered. The mean pain score when traversing the chest wall, liver capsule, and upon entering the bile ducts was 0.1 on a scale of 0 to 10, with 1 patient reporting a pain level of 1 and 9 reporting 0. The mean peak pain score, encountered when manipulating at the common bile duct level or when addressing stones there, was 5.4 and ranged from 0 to 10. Conclusions. Thoracic paravertebral block with intravenous sedation supplementation appears to be a feasible method of pain control during biliary interventions.

  11. Nanopatterning of Recombinant Proteins Using Block Copolymer Arthur V. Cresce, Joshua S. Silverstein, William E. Bentley, and Peter Kofinas*,

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    nanoparticles. Robert Cohen developed a method where the carboxylic acid block of a diblock copolymer was used of nanoreactors for lab-on-a-chip applications. A block copolymer of norbornene and norbornenedicarboxylic acid are known to influence cell function through surface-triggered interactions.1 The ability to vary

  12. High-Shear-Rate Behavior of Radial Hydrogenated Styrene-Isoprene and Block Ethylene-Propylene Copolymer

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    Erickson, David

    High-Shear-Rate Behavior of Radial Hydrogenated Styrene-Isoprene and Block Ethylene-Propylene additives (an ethylene-propylene block copolymer and a radial hydrogenated styrene-isoprene copolymer-isoprene copolymer and 1.5% for the ethylene-propylene additive, the viscosity was measured over a range of shear

  13. THE BLOCK MUSEUM IS OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION! Arts Circle Drive is closed due to a construction project on Northwestern's

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    Shahriar, Selim

    THE BLOCK MUSEUM IS OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION! Arts Circle Drive is closed due to a construction project on Northwestern's south campus. The following information tells you how to reach the Museum during on the northeast side of the garage and take the pedestrian walkway to the Block Museum. The Museum is the glass

  14. 3330 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 54, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2006 On Joint Detection and Decoding of Linear Block

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    Hassibi, Babak

    3330 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 54, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2006 On Joint Detection and Decoding of Linear Block Codes on Gaussian Vector Channels Haris Vikalo and Babak Hassibi Abstract block codes, we find the expected complexity in closed form. Simulation results indicate significant

  15. Double-Hydrophilic Block Copolymer for Encapsulation and Two-Way pH Change-Induced Release

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    Zhao, Yue

    polymerization. Water-soluble micelles with PAA core and P4VP corona were observed at low (acidic) pH, while micelles with P4VP core and PAA corona were formed at high (basic) pH. Two metalloporphyrins, zinc with the polybase block (an cationic polyelectrolyte) forming the corona and the polyacid block forming the core

  16. Multi Scale Color Coding of Derived Curvature and Torsion Fields on a Multi-Block Curvilinear Grid

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    Iyengar, S. S.

    Multi Scale Color Coding of Derived Curvature and Torsion Fields on a Multi-Block Curvilinear Grid. Abstract: We present a method to compute and visualize the curvature and torsion scalar fields derived from a vector field defined on a multi-block curvilinear grid. In order to compute the curvature and torsion

  17. Energy Savings via Dead Sub-Block Prediction Marco A. Z. Alves Khubaib Eiman Ebrahimi Veynu T. Narasiman

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    Patt, Yale

    Energy Savings via Dead Sub-Block Prediction Marco A. Z. Alves Khubaib Eiman Ebrahimi Veynu T becoming dead (i.e., never accessed again). This results in considerable energy waste since 1) data to identify dead lines (i.e., all sub-blocks off) and augment the existing replacement policy by prioritizing

  18. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Life Cycle Assessment of Chemistry Building North Block

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    ­ the UBC LCA Project ­ which aims to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA at rob.sianchuk@gmail.com #12;Running head: Life Cycle Assessment of Chemistry Building North Block CIVL 498 ­ Life Cycle Assess Life Cycle Assessment of Chemistry Building North Block Minge Weng November 18

  19. Nanostructure and Shape Control in Polymer-Ceramic Hybrids from Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-Poly(hexyl

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    Gruner, Sol M.

    #12;Nanostructure and Shape Control in Polymer-Ceramic Hybrids from Poly(ethylene oxide: amphiphiles; block copolymers; morphology; nanocomposites; structure-directing agent Introduction The study of amphiphilic block copolymer-derived, organic- inorganic hybrid materials is an emerging research field

  20. Multi-Carrier Multiple Access is Sum-Rate Optimal for Block Transmissions over Circulant ISI Channels*

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    Giannakis, Georgios

    Multi-Carrier Multiple Access is Sum-Rate Optimal for Block Transmissions over Circulant ISI to maximizing the sum-rate of circulant inter-symbol interference (ISI) channels, that are assumed available at the transmitter. Cir- culant ISI channels are ensured either with cyclic pre`xed block transmissions

  1. Synthesis and Characterization of Stimuli Responsive Block Copolymers, Self-Assembly Behavior and Applications

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    Michael Duane Determan

    2005-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The central theme of this thesis work is to develop new block copolymer materials for biomedical applications. While there are many reports of stimuli-responsive amphiphilic [19-21] and crosslinked hydrogel materials [22], the development of an in situ gel forming, pH responsive pentablock copolymer is a novel contribution to the field, Figure 1.1 is a sketch of an ABCBA pentablock copolymer. The A blocks are cationic tertiary amine methacrylates blocked to a central Pluronic F127 triblock copolymer. In addition to the prerequisite synthetic and macromolecular characterization of these new materials, the self-assembled supramolecular structures formed by the pentablock were experimentally evaluated. This synthesis and characterization process serves to elucidate the important structure property relationships of these novel materials, The pH and temperature responsive behavior of the pentablock copolymer were explored especially with consideration towards injectable drug delivery applications. Future synthesis work will focus on enhancing and tuning the cell specific targeting of DNA/pentablock copolymer polyplexes. The specific goals of this research are: (1) Develop a synthetic route for gel forming pentablock block copolymers with pH and temperature sensitive properties. Synthesis of these novel copolymers is accomplished with ATRP, yielding low polydispersity and control of the block copolymer architecture. Well defined macromolecular characteristics are required to tailor the phase behavior of these materials. (2) Characterize relationship between the size and shape of pentablock copolymer micelles and gel structure and the pH and temperature of the copolymer solutions with SAXS, SANS and CryoTEM. (3) Evaluate the temperature and pH induced phase separation and macroscopic self-assembly phenomenon of the pentablock copolymer. (4) Utilize the knowledge gained from first three goals to design and formulate drug delivery formulations based on the multi-responsive properties of the pentablock copolymer. Demonstrate potential biomedical applications of these materials with in vitro drug release studies from pentablock copolymer hydrogels. The intent of this work is to contribute to the knowledge necessary for further tailoring of these, and other functional block copolymer materials for biomedical applications.

  2. Joint Power and Resource Allocation for Block-Fading Relay-Assisted Broadcast Channels

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    Shaqfeh, Mohammad

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We provide the solution for optimizing the power and resource allocation over block-fading relay-assisted broadcast channels in order to maximize the long term average achievable rates region of the users. The problem formulation assumes regenerative (repetition coding) decode-and-forward (DF) relaying strategy, long-term average total transmitted power constraint, orthogonal multiplexing of the users messages within the channel blocks, possibility to use a direct transmission (DT) mode from the base station to the user terminal directly or a relaying (DF) transmission mode, and partial channel state information. We show that our optimization problem can be transformed into an equivalent "no-relaying" broadcast channel optimization problem with each actual user substituted by two virtual users having different channel qualities and multiplexing weights. The proposed power and resource allocation strategies are expressed in closed-form that can be applied practically in centralized relay-assisted wireless netw...

  3. Block Free Optical Quantum Banyan Network based on Quantum State Fusion and Fission

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    Chang-Hua Zhu; Yan-Hong Meng; Dong-Xiao Quan; Nan Zhao; Chang-Xing Pei

    2014-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical switch fabric plays an important role in building multiple-user optical quantum communication networks. Owing to its self-routing property and low complexity, Banyan network is widely used for building switch fabric. While, there is no efficient way to remove internal blocking in Banyan network by classical way. Quantum state fusion, by which the two-dimensional internal quantum state of two photons could be combined into four-dimensional internal state of a single photon, makes it possible to solve this problem. In this paper, we convert the output mode of quantum state fusion from spatial-polarization mode to time-polarization mode. By combining modified quantum state fusion, quantum state fission with quantum Fredkin gate, we propose a practical scheme to build an optical quantum switch unit which is block free. The scheme can be extended to build more complex units, four of which are shown in this paper.

  4. Dilute Group III-V nitride intermediate band solar cells with contact blocking layers

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    Walukiewicz, Wladyslaw (Kensington, CA); Yu, Kin Man (Lafayette, CA)

    2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    An intermediate band solar cell (IBSC) is provided including a p-n junction based on dilute III-V nitride materials and a pair of contact blocking layers positioned on opposite surfaces of the p-n junction for electrically isolating the intermediate band of the p-n junction by blocking the charge transport in the intermediate band without affecting the electron and hole collection efficiency of the p-n junction, thereby increasing open circuit voltage (V.sub.OC) of the IBSC and increasing the photocurrent by utilizing the intermediate band to absorb photons with energy below the band gap of the absorber layers of the IBSC. Hence, the overall power conversion efficiency of a IBSC will be much higher than an conventional single junction solar cell. The p-n junction absorber layers of the IBSC may further have compositionally graded nitrogen concentrations to provide an electric field for more efficient charge collection.

  5. Synthesis and Characterization of Smart Block Copolymers for Biomineralization and Biomedical Applications

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    Mathumai Kanapathipillai

    2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Self-assembly is a powerful tool in forming structures with nanoscale dimensions. Self-assembly of macromolecules provides an efficient and rapid pathway for the formation of structures from the nanometer to micrometer range that are difficult, if not impossible to obtain by conventional lithographic techniques [1]. Depending on the morphologies obtained (size, shape, periodicity, etc.) these self-assembled systems have already been applied or shown to be useful for a number of applications in nanotechnology [2], biomineralization [3, 4], drug delivery [5, 6] and gene therapy [7]. In this respect, amphiphilic block copolymers that self-organize in solution have been found to be very versatile [1]. In recent years, polymer-micellar systems have been designed that are adaptable to their environment and able to respond in a controlled manner to external stimuli. In short, synthesis of 'nanoscale objects' that exhibit 'stimulus-responsive' properties is a topic gathering momentum, because their behavior is reminiscent of that exhibited by proteins [8]. By integrating environmentally sensitive homopolymers into amphiphilic block copolymers, smart block copolymers with self assembled supramolecular structures that exhibit stimuli or environmentally responsive properties can be obtained [1]. Several synthetic polymers are known to have environmentally responsive properties. Changes in the physical, chemical or biochemical environment of these polymers results in modulation of the solubility or chain conformation of the polymer [9]. There are many common schemes of engineering stimuli responsive properties into materials [8, 9]. Polymers exhibiting lower critical solution temperature (LCST) are soluble in solvent below a specific temperature and phase separate from solvent above that temperature while polymers exhibiting upper critical solution temperatures (UCST) phase separate below a certain temperature. The solubility of polymers with ionizable moieties depends on the pH of the solution. Polymers with polyzwitterions, anions and cations have been shown to exhibit pH responsive self assembly. Other stimuli responsive polymers include glucose sensitive polymers, calcium ion-sensitive polymers and so on. Progress in living radical polymerization (LRP) methods [10] has made it possible for the facile synthesis of these block copolymer systems with controlled molecular weights and well defined architectures. The overall theme of this work is to develop novel smart block copolymers for biomineralization and biomedical applications. Synthesis and characterization of self-assembling thermoreversible ionic block copolymers as templates in biomimetic nanocomposite synthesis using a bottom-up approach is a novel contribution in this respect. Further, we have extended these families of copolymers to include block copolymer-peptide conjugates to enhance biological specificity. Future directions on this work will focus on enhancing the polymer templating properties for biomineralization by expanding the family of block copolymers with organic polypeptides and biological polypeptide scaffolds as well as a detailed understanding of the polymer-inorganic nanocomposites at the molecular level using small angle scattering analysis. Glucose responsive polymer hydrogels for drug delivery, polymer-ligand conjugates for non-viral therapy and thermoresponsive injectable photocrosslinkable hydrogels for posttraumatic arthritis cartilage healing are other applications of these novel copolymers synthesized in our work.

  6. Block copolymer with simultaneous electric and ionic conduction for use in lithium ion batteries

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    2013-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Redox reactions that occur at the electrodes of batteries require transport of both ions and electrons to the active centers. Reported is the synthesis of a block copolymer that exhibits simultaneous electronic and ionic conduction. A combination of Grignard metathesis polymerization and click reaction was used successively to synthesize the block copolymer containing regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) segments. The P3HT-PEO/LiTFSI mixture was then used to make a lithium battery cathode with LiFePO.sub.4 as the only other component. All-solid lithium batteries of the cathode described above, a solid electrolyte and a lithium foil as the anode showed capacities within experimental error of the theoretical capacity of the battery. The ability of P3HT-PEO to serve all of the transport and binding functions required in a lithium battery electrode is thus demonstrated.

  7. Two-step quantum direct communication protocol using the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen pair block

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    Deng Fuguo; Liu Xiaoshu [Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Key Laboratory For Quantum Information and Measurements, Beijing 100084 (China); Long Guilu [Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Key Laboratory For Quantum Information and Measurements, Beijing 100084 (China); Center for Atomic and Molecular NanoSciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 (China)

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A protocol for quantum secure direct communication using blocks of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) pairs is proposed. A set of ordered N EPR pairs is used as a data block for sending secret message directly. The ordered N EPR set is divided into two particle sequences, a checking sequence and a message-coding sequence. After transmitting the checking sequence, the two parties of communication check eavesdropping by measuring a fraction of particles randomly chosen, with random choice of two sets of measuring bases. After insuring the security of the quantum channel, the sender Alice encodes the secret message directly on the message-coding sequence and sends them to Bob. By combining the checking and message-coding sequences together, Bob is able to read out the encoded messages directly. The scheme is secure because an eavesdropper cannot get both sequences simultaneously. We also discuss issues in a noisy channel.

  8. Analysis of leakage current in buried heterostructure lasers with semiinsulating blocking layers

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    Asada, S.; Sugou, S.; Kasahara, K.; Kumashiro, S.

    1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An effective device structure for reducing leakage current in buried heterostructure laser diodes with semiinsulating InP blocking layers has been analyzed with the use of a semiconductor device simulator in which deep trap levels are taken into account. Adding a thin wide-bandgap InGaP layer in the semiinsulating region at the mesa boundaries as a barrier to prevent double injection into the semiinsulating region is predicted to be markedly effective in reducing leakage current.

  9. Subsidence prediction for the forthcoming TONO UCG project. [Rubble model and block model

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    Sutherland, H.R.; Hommert, P.J.; Taylor, L.M.; Benzley, S.E.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The motion of the strata that overlie the TONO UCG Project partial-seam test is calculated using the analyses that have been developed for the prediction of subsidence above coal mines. This purely mechanical analysis of the overburden response to the formation of a void in the underlying coal seam is based on the analysis of two codes. The first is a finite-element code that uses a nonlinear rubble model to describe both the kinematics of roof fall and the continuum behavior of broken and unbroken strata. The second is a block code that treats the overburden as an assemblage of blocks. The equations of motion are solved for each block using an explicit integration operator. As both of these calculations are two-dimensional in nature, they are used to calibrate the semi-empirical, complementary influence function model. This model permits the extension of the two-dimensional analyses to three dimensions by using computationally efficient algorithms. These techniques are calibrated to UCG projects by analyzing the Hoe Creek 3 burn. Their application to the TONO project required the estimation of the lateral extent of the cavity for the partial-seam test. The estimates utilized the projected tons of coal to be removed and two scenarios for the burn sequence. The subsidence analytical techniques were combined with the expected patterns of coal removal to place an upper bound on the surface subsidence that can be anticipated at the TONO UCG site. 9 figures.

  10. Effect of Macromolecular Architecture on the Morphology of Polystyrene Polyisoprene Block Copolymers

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    Kumar, Rajeev [ORNL; Goswami, Monojoy [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Sides, Scott [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Dadmun, Mark D [ORNL; Dyer, Caleb W [ORNL; Driva, Paraskevi [ORNL; Chen, Jihua [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The impact of block connectivity on the morphologies of four block copolymers of varying architecture containing polystyrene (PS) and polyisoprene (PI) has been studied. The volume fraction of PS and molecular weight are held constant while varying the architecture from a linear PS-PI diblock copolymer to three different miktoarm star architectures: PS2PI, PSPI2, and PS2PI2. Morphologies of the PS2PI and PSPI2 miktoarm stars are different from those observed for the linear copolymer and dependent on the connectivity of the copolymer blocks. The change in morphology with connectivity indicates that combining two chains at a junction point leads to chain crowding, where subsequent excluded volume effects drive the change in morphology for each sample. The PS2PI2 miktoarm star exhibits the same morphology as the linear diblock but with a reduction in the size of the domains. The extent of the decrease in domain size indicates that chain stretching impacts the formation of this morphology. Experimentally observed morphologies for different chain architectures are generally consistent with three-dimensional self-consistent field theory simulations, taking into account conformational asymmetry and experimental uncertainty in the copolymer composition. Furthermore, these results generally agree with analytical theory predictions that account for architectural and conformational asymmetry.

  11. M. SCIANNA ET AL. A MULTISCALE HYBRID APPROACH FOR VASCULOGENESIS AND RELATED POTENTIAL BLOCKING THERAPIES A MULTISCALE HYBRID APPROACH FOR VASCULOGENESIS AND RELATED POTENTIAL

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    Preziosi, Luigi

    LEVEL, AN EXTENDED LATTICE CPM, BASED ON A SYSTEM ENERGY REDUCTION, REPRODUCES CELL DYNAMICSM. SCIANNA ET AL. A MULTISCALE HYBRID APPROACH FOR VASCULOGENESIS AND RELATED POTENTIAL BLOCKING THERAPIES A MULTISCALE HYBRID APPROACH FOR VASCULOGENESIS AND RELATED POTENTIAL BLOCKING THERAPIES MARCO

  12. Tender Notice for Renovation of Toilets (Gents & Ladies) on Ground and Second Floor in the Academic Block of ISI Bangalore Centre

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Block of ISI Bangalore Centre Sealed tender applications are hereby invited from the contractors (Gents & Ladies) on ground floor and second floor in the Academic block building of ISI, Bangalore Centre

  13. Core-shell structures in single flexible-semiflexible block copolymers: Finding the free energy minimum for the folding transition

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    Natsuhiko Yoshinaga; Kenichi Yoshikawa

    2007-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the folding transition of a single diblock copolymer consisting of a semiflexible and a flexible block. We obtain a {\\it Saturn-shaped} core-shell conformation in the folded state, in which the flexible block forms a core and the semiflexible block wraps around it. We demonstrate two distinctive features of the core-shell structures: (i) The kinetics of the folding transition in the copolymer are significantly more efficient than those of a semiflexible homopolymer. (ii) The core-shell structure does not depend on the transition pathway.

  14. IL NUOVO CIMENT0 VOL. 25 B, N. 1 11 Gennaio 1975 Block-Spin Distributions for Short-Range Attractive Ising

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    that for ~ = :1 and h large the joint distribution function of a finite set of block spins {v~_)~eA has a simpleIL NUOVO CIMENT0 VOL. 25 B, N. 1 11 Gennaio 1975 Block-Spin Distributions for Short) Summary. -- We give some rigorous results on the block-spin distribu- tions for (h, fl)r (0, tic). Under

  15. The Mount Perkins block, northwestern Arizona: An exposed cross section of an evolving, preextensional to synextensional magmatic system

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    Faulds, James E.; Feuerbach, Daniel L.; Reagan, Mark K.; Metcalf, Rodney V.; Gans, Phil; Walker, J. Douglas

    1995-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The steeply tilted Mount Perkins block, northwestern Arizona, exposes a cross section of a magmatic system that evolved through the onset of regional extension. New 40Ar/39Ar ages of variably tilted (0–90°) volcanic strata ...

  16. Computational study of self-assembly in block copolymer/superparamagnetic nanoparticle composites under external magnetic fields

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    Raman, Vinay

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This computational and theoretical study investigates the self-assembly of superparamagnetic nanoparticles and block copolymers under external magnetic fields. A variety of morphological transitions are observed based on ...

  17. Block copolymer micellar thin films as templates for the production of tunable inorganic nanocluster arrays and their applications

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    Bennett, Ryan Derek

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the past decade, the use of self-assembling systems for the fabrication of materials on the nanometer scale has been an active area of research. Block copolymer thin films are a subclass of' self-assembling systems that ...

  18. Dynamically reassigning a connected node to a block of compute nodes for re-launching a failed job

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    Budnik, Thomas A. (Rochester, MN); Knudson, Brant L. (Rochester, MN); Megerian, Mark G. (Rochester, MN); Miller, Samuel J. (Rochester, MN); Stockdell, William M. (Byron, MN)

    2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods, systems, and products for dynamically reassigning a connected node to a block of compute nodes for re-launching a failed job that include: identifying that a job failed to execute on the block of compute nodes because connectivity failed between a compute node assigned as at least one of the connected nodes for the block of compute nodes and its supporting I/O node; and re-launching the job, including selecting an alternative connected node that is actively coupled for data communications with an active I/O node; and assigning the alternative connected node as the connected node for the block of compute nodes running the re-launched job.

  19. X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy studies of the dynamics of self-assembling block copolymer structures

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    Falus, Péter, 1972-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Several improvements presented to the emerging technique of X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy. These improvements enabled the study of polymer structures, in particular isotropic sponge phases of homo-polymer block ...

  20. R. W. Brill B. A. Block C. H. Boggs K. A. Bigelow E. V. Freund D. J. Marcinek

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    Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

    R. W. Brill á B. A. Block á C. H. Boggs á K. A. Bigelow E. V. Freund á D. J. Marcinek Horizontal; Holts and Bedford 1990; Cayre� 1991; Block et al. 1992a, b, 1997; Brill et al. 1993). There are, however-mail: rbrill@honlab.nmfs.hawaii.edu R.W. Brill á K.A. Bigelow Pelagic Fisheries Research Program, Joint

  1. Plot size and location within a cotton block: their effects on the canopy temperature function and crop water stress index

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    Gaitan, Camilo Alberto

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PLOT SIZE AND LOCATION WITHIN A COTTON BLOCK: THEIR EFFECTS ON THE CANOPY TEMPERATURE FUNCTION AND CROP WATER STRESS INDEX A Thesis CAMILO ALBERTO GAITAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering PLOT SIZE AND LOCATION WITHIN A COTTON BLOCK: THEIR EFFECTS ON THE CANOPY TEMPERATURE FUNCTION AND CROP WATER STRESS INDEX A Thesis by CAMILO ALBERTO...

  2. Blocking effect of crystal–glass interface in lanthanum doped barium strontium titanate glass–ceramics

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    Wang, Xiangrong [Beijing Fine Ceramics Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Zhang, Yong, E-mail: yzhang@tsinghua.edu.cn [Beijing Fine Ceramics Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Baturin, Ivan [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Natural Science, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg 620000 (Russian Federation); Liang, Tongxiang [Beijing Fine Ceramics Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: The blocking effect of the crystal–glass interface on the carrier transport behavior in the lanthanum doped barium strontium titanate glass–ceramics: preparation and characterization. - Highlights: • La{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition promotes the crystallization of the major crystalline phase. • The Z? and M? peaks exist a significant mismatch for 0.5 mol% La{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition. • The Z? and M? peaks separate obviously for 1.0 mol% La{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition. • Crystallite impedance decreases while crystal–glass interface impedance increases. • La{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition increases blocking factor of the crystal–glass interface. - Abstract: The microstructures and dielectric properties in La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-doped barium strontium titanate glass–ceramics have been investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and impedance spectroscopy. SEM analysis indicated that La{sub 2}O{sub 3} additive decreases the average crystallite size. Impedance spectroscopy revealed that the positions of Z? and M? peaks are close for undoped samples. When La{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration is 0.5 mol%, the Z? and M? peaks show a significant mismatch. Furthermore, these peaks separate obviously for 1.0 mol% La{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition. With increasing La{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration, the contribution of the crystallite impedance becomes smaller, while the contribution of the crystal–glass interface impedance becomes larger. More interestingly, it was found that La{sub 2}O{sub 3} additive increases blocking factor of the crystal–glass interface in the temperature range of 250–450 °C. This may be attributed to a decrease of activation energy of the crystallite and an increase of the crystal–glass interface area.

  3. The use of solid petroleum fuel blocks for cold protection in Texas citrus orchards

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    Bailey, Morris Adrian

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Environmental Conditions on Cold Protection Methods Effect of Tree Dormancy on Freeze Injury Severe Freezes in Lower Rio Grande Valley 1949 Freeze 1951 Freeze 1962 Freeze Severe freeze probabilities Under-the-Tree Heating 2 2 4 5 5 7 7 8 8 9 9... 10 III. MATERIALS AND METHODS 12 Solid Petroleum Fuel Block Description Single-Tree Tests Orchard-Heating Tests Statistical Analysis 12 12 14 16 IV. RESULTS 17 Single-Tree Tests Orchard-Heating Tests 17 19 DISCUSSION 36 Single-Tree...

  4. Enzymatic Ligation Creates Discrete Multi-Nanoparticle Building Blocks for Self-Assembly

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    Claridge, Shelley A.; Mastroianni, Alexander J.; Au, Yeung B.; Liang, Huiyang W.; Micheel, Christine M.; Frechet, Jean M.J.; Alivisatos, A. Paul

    2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Enzymatic ligation of discrete nanoparticle?DNA conjugates creates nanoparticle dimer and trimer structures in which the nanoparticles are linked by single-stranded DNA, rather than double-stranded DNA as in previous experiments. Ligation is verified by agarose gel and small-angle X-ray scattering. This capability is utilized in two ways: first to create a new class of multiparticle building blocks for nanoscale self-assembly; second to develop a system which can amplify a population of discrete nanoparticle assemblies.

  5. Organization of Block Copolymers using NanoImprint Lithography: Comparison of Theory and Experiments

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    Xingkun Man; Daivd Andelman; Henri Orland; Pascal Thebault; Pang-Hung Liu; Patrick Guenoun; Jean Daillant; Stefan Landis

    2011-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We present NanoImprint lithography experiments and modeling of thin films of block copolymers (BCP). The NanoImprint lithography is used to align perpendicularly lamellar phases, over distances much larger than the natural lamellar periodicity. The modeling relies on self-consistent field calculations done in two- and three-dimensions. We get a good agreement with the NanoImprint lithography setups. We find that, at thermodynamical equilibrium, the ordered BCP lamellae are much better aligned than when the films are deposited on uniform planar surfaces.

  6. Neutron blocking and delayed proton pair alignment in superdeformed {sup 195}Pb

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    Farris, L.P.; Henry, E.A.; Becker, J.A.; Brinkman, M.J. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Cederwall, B. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Cizewski, J.A. [Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 (United States)] [Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 (United States); Deleplanque, M.A.; Diamond, R.M. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Draper, J.E.; Duyar, C. [University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)] [University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Fallon, P. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Hughes, J.R. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Kelly, W.H. [Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States)] [Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States); Lee, I.Y.; Macchiavelli, A.O. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Rubel, E.C. [University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)] [University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Stephens, F.S. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Stoyer, M.A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Vo, D.T. [Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States)] [Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States)

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Four new superdeformed bands have been observed in {sup 195}Pb, the first time superdeformation has been observed in an odd-{ital A} Pb nucleus. Two of the bands have a dynamic moment of inertia that is nearly constant as a function of {h_bar}{omega}. This is the first time that bands with such behavior have been observed in an odd-{ital A} nucleus in the {ital A}{approx}190 region and it is interpreted as the result of the blocking of the alignment of neutron pairs.

  7. Practical application of optimization techniques to the design of integrated circuit building blocks

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    Liu, Chong Hsu

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    34 35 vm CHAPTER Page E. Worst-Case Measure Reduction V SOFTWARE SUPPORT A. Post-processor . B. Templates for Determining Operational Amplifier Spec- ifications . VI OPTIMIZATION OF IC BUILDING BLOCKS A. Analog Circuits 1. Operational... Variability minimization and "on target" design with variability minimization are defined respectively as min [V(y(x))) and min(VT(y(x), y )) respectively where: xeR xeR vee( )I = f e'f, le&de ? [f ef (e)de] (2. 31) (2. 32) and VT(y(x), y ) = J [y(x, 8...

  8. Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers

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  9. Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers

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  10. Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers

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  11. Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers

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  12. Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers

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  13. Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers

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  14. Efficient Heterogeneous Execution on Large Multicore and Accelerator Platforms: Case Study Using a Block Tridiagonal Solver

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    Park, Alfred J [ORNL] [ORNL; Perumalla, Kalyan S [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The algorithmic and implementation principles are explored in gainfully exploiting GPU accelerators in conjunction with multicore processors on high-end systems with large numbers of compute nodes, and evaluated in an implementation of a scalable block tridiagonal solver. The accelerator of each compute node is exploited in combination with multicore processors of that node in performing block-level linear algebra operations in the overall, distributed solver algorithm. Optimizations incorporated include: (1) an efficient memory mapping and synchronization interface to minimize data movement, (2) multi-process sharing of the accelerator within a node to obtain balanced load with multicore processors, and (3) an automatic memory management system to efficiently utilize accelerator memory when sub-matrices spill over the limits of device memory. Results are reported from our novel implementation that uses MAGMA and CUBLAS accelerator software systems simultaneously with ACML for multithreaded execution on processors. Overall, using 940 nVidia Tesla X2090 accelerators and 15,040 cores, the best heterogeneous execution delivers a 10.9-fold reduction in run time relative to an already efficient parallel multicore-only baseline implementation that is highly optimized with intra-node and inter-node concurrency and computation-communication overlap. Detailed quantitative results are presented to explain all critical runtime components contributing to hybrid performance.

  15. ASME PTC47.4 -- IGCC performance testing issues for the power block

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    Anand, A.K.; Parmar, J.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plants that utilize solid and unconventional liquid fuels have now reached commercialization stage as evidenced by their worldwide construction and new orders. The complex nature or integration between the power generating and the fuel gas generating gasification units of an IGCC has created a need to provide guidance and procedures on how to conduct the performance test for the users and owners of these power plants. ASME Performance Test Code 47 (PTC47) and the associated subsets (PTC47.1, PTC47.2, PTC47.3 and PTC47.4) are being written to define the significant performance factors and provide recommendations how these factors should be applied on test measurements to evaluate the deviation from the IGCC equipment guarantees. This paper reports the progress and issues pertaining to the PTC 47.4 for the IGCC Power Block and how it differs from ASME PTC 46 test code. The paper also discusses the creation of a thermodynamic Power Block model of Wabash River Repowering IGCC plant using a proprietary software. Correction curves derived from the model, which define the performance at design and off design from site conditions are also presented.

  16. Energy deposition studies of block-coil quadrupoles for the LHC luminosity upgrade

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    Kashikhin, V.V.; Monville, M.E.; Ferracin, P.; Sabbi, G.L.; Mokhov, N.V.

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the LHC upgrade luminosity of 10{sup 35} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}, collision product power in excess of a kW is deposited in the inner triplet quadrupoles. The quadrupole field sweeps secondary particles from pp-collisions into the superconducting (SC) coils, concentrating the power deposition at the magnetic mid-planes. The local peak power density can substantially exceed the conductor quench limits and reduce component lifetime. Under these conditions, block-coil geometries may result in overall improved performance by removing the superconductor from the magnetic mid-planes and/or allowing increased shielding at such locations. First realistic energy deposition simulations are performed for an interaction region based on block-coil quadrupoles with parameters suitable for the LHC upgrade. Results are presented on distributions of power density and accumulated dose in the inner triplet components as well as on dynamic heat loads on the cryogenic system. Optimization studies are performed on configuration and parameters of the beam pipe, cold bore and cooling channels. The feasibility of the proposed design is discussed.

  17. Development of flow network analysis code for block type VHTR core by linear theory method

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    Lee, J. H.; Yoon, S. J. [Dept. of Nuclear Engr., Seoul National Univ., Daehak-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Park, J. W. [Dept. of Nuclear and Energy Engr, Dongguk Univ., Seokjang-Dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-Do, 780-714 (Korea, Republic of); Park, G. C. [Dept. of Nuclear Engr., Seoul National Univ., Daehak-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    VHTR (Very High Temperature Reactor) is high-efficiency nuclear reactor which is capable of generating hydrogen with high temperature of coolant. PMR (Prismatic Modular Reactor) type reactor consists of hexagonal prismatic fuel blocks and reflector blocks. The flow paths in the prismatic VHTR core consist of coolant holes, bypass gaps and cross gaps. Complicated flow paths are formed in the core since the coolant holes and bypass gap are connected by the cross gap. Distributed coolant was mixed in the core through the cross gap so that the flow characteristics could not be modeled as a simple parallel pipe system. It requires lot of effort and takes very long time to analyze the core flow with CFD analysis. Hence, it is important to develop the code for VHTR core flow which can predict the core flow distribution fast and accurate. In this study, steady state flow network analysis code is developed using flow network algorithm. Developed flow network analysis code was named as FLASH code and it was validated with the experimental data and CFD simulation results. (authors)

  18. Process Controlled Multiscale Morphologies in Metal-containing Block Copolymer Thin Films

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    Ramanathan, Nathan Muruganathan [ORNL] [ORNL; Kilbey, II, S Michael [ORNL; Darling, Seth B. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Poly(styrene-block-ferrocenyldimethylsilane) (PS-b-PFS) is a metal-containing block copolymer that exhibits certain advantages as a mask for lithographic applications. These advantages include compatibility with a wide range of substrates, ease of control over domain morphologies and robust stability to etch plasma, which aid in the development of high-aspect-ratio patterns. An asymmetric cylinder-forming PS-b-PFS copolymer is subjected to different processing to manipulate the morphology of the phase-separated domains. Control of film structure and domain morphology is achieved by adjusting the film thickness, mode of annealing, and/or annealing time. Changing the process from thermal or solvent annealing to hybrid annealing (thermal and then solvent annealing in sequence) leads to the formation of mesoscale spherulitic and dendritic morphologies. In this communication, we show that reversing the order of the hybrid annealing (solvent annealing first and then thermal annealing) of relatively thick films (>100 nm) on homogeneously thick substrates develops disordered lamellar structure. Furthermore, the same processing applied on a substrate with a thin, mechanically flexible window in the center leads to the formation of sub-micron scale concentric ring patterns. Enhanced material mobility in the thick film during hybrid annealing along with dynamic rippling effects that may arise from the vibration of the thin window during spin casting are likely causes for these morphologies.

  19. Polymer electrolyte membranes from fluorinated polyisoprene-block-sulfonated polystyrene: Membrane structure and transport properties

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    Sodeye, Akinbode [Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts; Huang, Tianzi [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Gido, Samuel [University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With a view to optimizing morphology and ultimately properties, membranes have been cast from relatively inexpensive block copolymer ionomers of fluorinated polyisoprene-block-sulfonated polystyrene (FISS) with various sulfonation levels, in both the acid form and the cesium neutralized form. The morphology of these membranes was characterized by transmission electron microscopy and ultra-small angle X-ray scattering, as well as water uptake, proton conductivity and methanol permeability within the temperature range from 20 to 60 C. Random phase separated morphologies were obtained for all samples except the cesium sample with 50 mol% sulfonation. The transport properties increased with increasing degree of sulfonation and temperature for all samples. The acid form samples absorbed more water than the cesium samples with a maximum swelling of 595% recorded at 60 C for the acid sample having 50 mol% sulfonation. Methanol permeability for the latter sample was more than an order of magnitude less than for Nafion 112 but so was the proton conductivity within the plane of the membrane at 20 C. Across the plane of the membrane this sample had half the conductivity of Nafion 112 at 60 C.

  20. Neutral beamline with ion energy recovery based on magnetic blocking of electrons

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    Stirling, William L. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A neutral beamline generator with energy recovery of the full-energy ion ponent of the beam based on magnetic blocking of electrons is provided. Ions from a positive ion source are accelerated to the desired beam energy from a slightly positive potential level with respect to ground through a neutralizer cell by means of a negative acceleration voltage. The unneutralized full-energy ion component of the beam exiting the neutralizer are retarded and slightly deflected and the electrons in the neutralizer are blocked by a magnetic field generated transverse to the beamline. An electron collector in the form of a coaxial cylinder surrounding and protruding axial a few centimeters beyond the neutralizer exit terminates the electrons which exit the neutralizer in an E x B drift to the collector when the collector is biased a few hundred volts positive with respect to the neutralizer voltage. The neutralizer is operated at the negative acceleration voltage, and the deflected full energy ions are decelerated and the charge collected at ground potential thereby expending none of their energy received from the acceleration power supply.

  1. Neutral beamline with ion energy recovery based on magnetic blocking of electrons

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    Stirling, W.L.

    1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A neutral beamline generator with energy recovery of the full-energy ion component of the beam based on magnetic blocking of electrons is provided. Ions from a positive ion source are accelerated to the desired beam energy from a slightly positive potential level with respect to ground through a neutralizer cell by means of a negative acceleration voltage. The unneutralized full-energy ion component of the beam exiting the neutralizer are retarded and slightly deflected and the elecrons in the neutralizer are blocked by a magnetic field generated transverse to the beamline. An electron collector in the form of a coaxial cylinder surrounding and protruding axial a few centimeters beyond the neutralizer exit terminates the electrons which exit the neutralizer in an E x B drift to the collector when the collector is biased a few hundred volts positive with respect to the neutralizer voltage. The neutralizer is operated at the negative acceleration voltage. The neutralizer is operated at the negative acceleration voltage, and the deflected full energy ions are decelerated and the charge collected at ground potential thereby expending none of their energy received from the acceleration power supply.

  2. Liquid phase epitaxial growth and characterization of germanium far infrared blocked impurity band detectors

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    Bandaru, Jordana

    2001-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Germanium Blocked Impurity Band (BIB) detectors require a high purity blocking layer (< 10{sup 13} cm{sup -3}) approximately 1 mm thick grown on a heavily doped active layer ({approx} 10{sup 16} cm{sup -3}) approximately 20 mm thick. Epilayers were grown using liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) of germanium out of lead solution. The effects of the crystallographic orientation of the germanium substrate on LPE growth modes were explored. Growth was studied on substrates oriented by Laue x-ray diffraction between 0.02{sup o} and 10{sup o} from the {l_brace}111{r_brace} toward the {l_brace}100{r_brace}. Terrace growth was observed, with increasing terrace height for larger misorientation angles. It was found that the purity of the blocking layer was limited by the presence of phosphorus in the lead solvent. Unintentionally doped Ge layers contained {approx}10{sup 15} cm{sup -3} phosphorus as determined by Hall effect measurements and Photothermal Ionization Spectroscopy (PTIS). Lead purification by vacuum distillation and dilution reduced the phosphorus concentration in the layers to {approx} 10{sup 14} cm{sup -3} but further reduction was not observed with successive distillation runs. The graphite distillation and growth components as an additional phosphorus source cannot be ruled out. Antimony ({approx}10{sup 16} cm{sup -3}) was used as a dopant for the active BIB layer. A reduction in the donor binding energy due to impurity banding was observed by variable temperature Hall effect measurements. A BIB detector fabricated from an Sb-doped Ge layer grown on a pure substrate showed a low energy photoconductive onset ({approx}6 meV). Spreading resistance measurements on doped layers revealed a nonuniform dopant distribution with Sb pile-up at the layer surface, which must be removed by chemomechanical polishing. Sb diffusion into the pure substrate was observed by Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS) for epilayers grown at 650 C. The Sb concentration at the interface dropped by an order of magnitude over {approx} 1.5 {micro}m. Layers grown at 550 C did not show significant Sb diffusion. Sn doped In{sub 2}O{sub 3} (ITO) was studied for use in far infrared transparent low temperature contacts for BIB arrays. It was found that {approx}100 nm of ITO deposited on Ge remains electrically conducting at 4 K and is {approx}90% transparent in the far infrared. ITO should be suitable for passivating contacts to Ge BIB arrays.

  3. A full field model study of the East Velma West Block Sims Sand Unit reservoir

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    Bolling, J.D.

    1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A full-field numerical model of the East Velma West Block Sims Sand Unit (EVWBSSU) reservoir was developed. From the history-matched model, field performance predictions were made for continued waterflood and various operating scenarios under the present CO/sub 2/ injection scheme. Results include the effect of CO/sub 2/ pipeline supply rate, allocation of CO/sub 2/ and water to injection wells, and uncertain parameters on reservoir performance. From these projections it was concluded that the amount of injected CO/sub 2/ required to produce an incremental barrel of oil over waterflood was not strongly dependent on CO/sub 2/ pipeline supply rate or allocation of injected fluids to injection wells. This conclusion seems reasonable mechanistically because the miscible displacement was dominated by gravity, the areal variation in predicted updip oil saturation was not great, and the continuous injection coupled with high permeability updip caused uniform distribution of CO/sub 2/.

  4. Sedimentological characterization of the C2' sequence, Block Lamar field, Maracaibo basin, Venezuela

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    Gustavo, F.B.; Gonzales, C. (INTEVEP, S.A., Caracas (Venezuela))

    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Through the study of 2,109 ft of core from the Block V-Lamar field, central Maracaibo basin, Venezuela, the environments of deposition were established. The studied interval corresponds to the informal C2 sands of the Misoa Formation (Eocene). Seven different lithofacies were identified and later grouped into three sedimentary units deposited in a general, fluvial-dominated deltaic environment. The organization of the different lithofacies along with palynological data permitted the assignment of lower delta plain, upper delta plain, and, again, lower delta plain for the sedimentary units. The main subenvironments encountered include amalgamated distributary channel bars and related interdistributary bays. The distributary channels are thicker in the upper delta plain unit owing to a higher degree of stacking. Furthermore, sandstone thickness decreases in a southwest-northwest sense which indicates the direction of regression. This can be documented also with petrophysical characteristics of the reservoir reflected as a continuous decrease in porosity from 25 to 18%.

  5. Wave blocking and partial transmission in subcritical flows over an obstacle

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    Léo-Paul Euvé; Florent Michel; Renaud Parentani; Germain Rousseaux

    2015-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We study and measure the transmission coefficient of counter-propagating shallow-water waves produced by a wave generator and scattered by an obstacle. To precisely compare theoretical predictions and experimental data, we consider $\\sim 25$ frequencies for 5 subcritical background flows, where the maximum value of the Froude number ranges from $0.5$ to $0.75$. For each flow, the transmission coefficient displays a sharp transition separating total transmission from wave-blocking. Both the width and the central frequency of the transition are in good agreement with their theoretical values. The shape of the obstacle is identical to that used by the Vancouver team in the recent experiment aiming at detecting the analogue of stimulated Hawking radiation. Our results are compatible with the observations that have been reported. They complete them by establishing that the contribution of the transmission coefficient cannot be neglected for the lower half of the probed frequency range.

  6. Algorithmically scalable block preconditioner for fully implicit shallow water equations in CAM-SE

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    Lott, P Aaron [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Woodward, Carol [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Evans, Katherine J [ORNL

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Performing accurate and efficient numerical simulation of global atmospheric climate models is challenging due to the disparate length and time scales over which physical processes interact. Implicit solvers enable the physical system to be integrated with a time step commensurate with processes being studied. The dominant cost of an implicit time step is the ancillary linear system solves, so we have developed a preconditioner aimed at improving the efficiency of these linear system solves. Our preconditioner is based on an approximate block factorization of the linearized shallow-water equations and has been implemented within the spectral element dynamical core within the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM-SE). In this paper we discuss the development and scalability of the preconditioner for a suite of test cases with the implicit shallow-water solver within CAM-SE.

  7. From nuclear clusters to halo globulars: Star clusters as basic galactic building blocks

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    Richard de Grijs

    2006-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    I assess the similarities and differences between the star-formation modes in quiescent spiral galaxies versus those in violent starburst regions, including galactic nuclei. As opposed to the quiescent star-formation mode, current empirical evidence on the star-formation processes in the extreme, high-pressure environments induced by galaxy encounters strongly suggests that star cluster formation is an important and perhaps even the dominant mode of star formation in such starburst events. This implies that by using star clusters as unique diagnostic probes, we can trace a galaxy's most violent star formation history very well, at least for the past few Gyr. The sizes, luminosities, and mass estimates of the young massive star clusters are entirely consistent with what is expected for young Milky Way-type globular clusters (GCs). Recent evidence lends support to the scenario that GCs, which were once thought to be the oldest building blocks of galaxies, are still forming today.

  8. Polymer electrolyte membranes from fluorinated polyisoprene-block-sulfonated polystyrene: Structural evolution with hydration and heating

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    Sodeye, Akinbode [Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts; Huang, Tianzi [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Gido, Samuel [University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and ultra-small-angle X-ray scattering (USAXS) have been used to study the structural changes in fluorinated polyisoprene/sulfonated polystyrene (FISS) diblock copolymers as they evolved from the dry state to the water swollen state. A dilation of the nanometer-scale hydrophilic domains has been observed as hydration increased, with greater dilation occurring in the more highly sulfonated samples or upon hydration at higher temperatures. Furthermore, a decrease in the order in these phase separated structures is observed upon swelling. The glass transition temperatures of the fluorinated blocks have been observed to decrease upon hydration of these materials, and at the highest hydration levels, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) has shown the presence of tightly bound water. A precipitous drop in the mechanical integrity of the 50% sulfonated materials is also observed upon exceeding the glass transition temperature (Tg), as measured by dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA).

  9. Aggravation of Pre-Existing Atrioventricular Block, Wenckebach Type, Provoked by Application of X-Ray Contrast Medium

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    Brodmann, Marianne, E-mail: marianne.brodmann@meduni-graz.at; Seinost, Gerald [Medizinische Universitaet Graz, Division of Angiology, Department of Internal Medicine (Austria); Stark, Gerhard [LKH Deutschlandsberg, Department of Internal Medicine (Austria); Pilger, Ernst [Medizinische Universitaet Graz, Division of Angiology, Department of Internal Medicine (Austria)

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Background. Significant bradycardia followed by cardiac arrest related to single bolus administration of X-ray contrast medium into a peripheral artery has not, to our knowledge, been described in the literature. Methods and Results. While performing a percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the left superficial femoral artery in a 68-year old patient with a pre-existing atrioventricular (AV) block, Wenckebach type, he developed an AV block III after a single bolus injection of intra-arterial X-ray contrast medium. Conclusion. We believe that application of contrast medium causes a transitory ischemia in the obstructed vessel and therefore elevation of endogenous adenosine. In the case of a previously damaged AV node this elevation of endogenous adenosine may be responsible for the development of a short period of third-degree AV block.

  10. High-Strain-Induced Deformation Mechanisms in Block-Graft and Multigraft Copolymers

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    Schlegel, Ralf [Fraunhofer IWM, Freiburg, German; Duan, Y. X. [Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao CHINA; Weidisch, Roland [Polymer Research Institute, Dresden Germany; Holzer, Suzette R [ORNL; Schneider, Ken R [ORNL; Stamm, M. [Polymer Research Institute, Dresden Germany; Uhrig, David [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Heinrich, G. [Polymer Research Institute, Dresden Germany; Hadjichristidis, Nikolaos [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The molecular orientation behavior and structural changes of morphology at high strains for multigraft and block graft copolymers based on polystyrene (PS) and polyisoprene (PI) were investigated during uniaxial monotonic loading via FT-IR and synchrotron SAXS. Results from FT-IR revealed specific orientations of PS and PI segments depending on molecular architecture and on the morphology, while structural investigations revealed a typical decrease in long-range order with increasing strain. This decrease was interpreted as strain-induced dissolution of the glassy blocks in the soft matrix, which is assumed to affect an additional enthalpic contribution (strain-induced mixing of polymer chains) and stronger retracting forces of the network chains during elongation. Our interpretation is supported by FT-IR measurements showing similar orientation of rubbery and glassy segments up to high strains. It also points to highly deformable PS domains. By synchrotron SAXS, we observed in the neo-Hookean region an approach of glassy domains, while at higher elongations the intensity of the primary reflection peak was significantly decreasing. The latter clearly verifies the assumption that the glassy chains are pulled out from the domains and are partly mixed in the PI matrix. Results obtained by applying models of rubber elasticity to stressstrain and hysteresis data revealed similar correlations between the softening behavior and molecular and morphological parameters. Further, an influence of the network modality was observed (randomgrafted branches). For sphere formingmultigraft copolymers the domain functionality was found to be less important to achieve improved mechanical properties but rather size and distribution of the domains.

  11. Press TAB to move to input areas. Press UP or DOW Confirm consecutive 12-month period

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    Abolmaesumi, Purang

    -year to month-year) January 2011 - December 2011 Type of Public Agency (Sector): Post-Secondary EducationalElectricity Wood Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting - for 2011 Total (These columns Institution Agency Sub-sector University Organization Name Queen's University at Kingston Renewable? If Yes

  12. THOMAS PEYTON LYON Dow Chair of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce

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    Lyon, Thomas P.

    Analysis and Policy, forthcoming. "Does Public Disclosure Reduce Pollution? Evidence from India's Pulp and Public Policy, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. 2002. Associate Professor and Bank One Faculty Fellow, Business Economics and Public Policy, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. 1995

  13. Vol. 56 -No. 4 February 8, 2002 NIST, Dow Scientists Reveal Catalysts' Private Lives

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    in a single-step, environmen- tally friendly way. To help in their investiga- tions, they have designed done by testing different chemicals and choosing the one with the best results," says Daniel Fischer cleaner and more ef- ficient catalysts for propylene oxidation." To study the role of two types

  14. Materials Dow Select Decisions Made Within DOEs Chemical Hydrogen...

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    to fuel in order for chemical hydrogen storage systems to be acceptable hydrogen storage media. Currently, ammonia borane is (or is contained within) the most promising chemical...

  15. THOMAS PEYTON LYON Dow Chair of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce

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    Lyon, Thomas P.

    of Energy, Washington, DC. Summer 1984. Environmental Policy Intern, National Audubon Society, NY, NY. 1982, Washington, DC: Resources for the Future Press, 2010. The Political Economy of Regulation, editor), Environmental Science and Policy, forthcoming. "Lurching towards Markets for Power: China's Electricity Policy

  16. THOMAS PEYTON LYON Dow Chair of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce

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    Lyon, Thomas P.

    : China's Electricity Policy 1985-2007," (with Xiaoli Zhao and Cui Song), Applied Energy, 2012, 94: 148 of Energy, Washington, DC. Summer 1984. Environmental Policy Intern, National Audubon Society, NY, NY. 1982, Washington, DC: Resources for the Future Press, 2010. The Political Economy of Regulation, editor

  17. DOW RESTRICTED Requisition number:Country location Qualifications/Area of Study: Area Duration in months

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    Nabben, Reinhard

    Equipment Reliability Strategy - The purpose of an Equipment Reliability Strategy is to achieve optimum on daily operations and process performance so as to run a low cost, on specification, reliable, optimized performance so as to run a low cost, on specification, reliable, optimized operation, thereby maximizing value

  18. Doctor of Engineering internship at Dow Chemical U.S.A.: an internship report

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    Snowden, James Derwood, 1945-

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    assignment was at Polyethylene Number 4 plant, and the second assignment was at Toluenediisocyanate plant, each located within the Plant B area. Mr. William J. Hughes, the Polyethylene Number 4 Owner's Represen? tative, acted as a supervisor and exercised.... A pre-work conference was held on February 4, 1975 by Mr. William J. Hughes, Polyethylene Number 4 Owner's Representative. The conference was attended by Mr. Hughes; representatives from Site Construction, Incorpo? rated, the railroad roadbed...

  19. USING R / Dow 2003 World Cultures 14(2):144-154

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    White, Douglas R.

    statistical package. An alternative to SPSS is open source software. R is a significant open source. R is an implementation of the UNIX S language that was developed at Bell Labs. R is freely available is not just a set of routines but a hierarchical language in which new statistical procedures can be written

  20. ORNL-Dow Evaluation of Advanced Energy-Saving Sealant for Buildings |

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  1. Ford-Dow Partnership Is Linked to Carbon Fiber Research at ORNL |

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  5. DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Dow Chemical Co - Midland - MI 06

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  10. Michael Lowe > Senior Chemist - Dow Chemical Company > Center Alumni > The

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  11. New building blocks for the ALICE SDD readout and Detector Control System in a commercial 0.25 $\\mu$ m CMOS technology

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    Rivetti, A; Idzik, M; Rotondo, F

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New building blocks for the ALICE SDD readout and Detector Control System in a commercial 0.25 $\\mu$ m CMOS technology

  12. Of the various biomolecular building blocks in use in nature, coiled-coil forming peptides are amongst those with the most potential as building blocks for the synthetic bottom-up

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    Hille, Sander

    . In the simulations the packing together of hydrophobic amino acid side chains in the coiled-coil core provided almost soluble it functions as the corona in the PS9-E block copolymer, and tempers PS induced aggregation-coil linker in PS-E/K-PEG can be dissociated by raising the temperature. This reduction in the corona size

  13. Microfluidics for block polymer shells (DMR 0819860) SEED :H.A. Stone, R.A. Register and Janine Nunes

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    Petta, Jason

    Microfluidics for block polymer shells (DMR 0819860) SEED :H.A. Stone, R.A. Register and Janine. We utilized microfluidic methods to investigate the role of geometric structures, e.g. thin spherical, microfluidic devices with two consecutive flow-focusing junctions were used to generate air bubble

  14. Composite Sequence Compaction for Finite-State Machines Using Block Entropy and High-Order Markov Models*

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Composite Sequence Compaction for Finite-State Machines Using Block Entropy and High-Order Markov an effective technique for accurate modeling of the external input sequences that affect the behavior of Finite propose an effective approach to compact an initial sequence into a much shorter, equivalent one

  15. Figure 1. Block diagram of the turbo decoder. A Memory-Reduced Log-MAP Kernel for Turbo Decoder

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    Hung, Shih-Hao

    Figure 1. Block diagram of the turbo decoder. A Memory-Reduced Log-MAP Kernel for Turbo Decoder--Generally, the Log-MAP kernel of the turbo decoding consume large memories in hardware implement- tation of the turbo decoder is implemented to verify the proposed memory-reduced Log- MAP kernel in 3.04Ã?3.04mm2 core

  16. Design study of 15-Tesla RHQT Nb3Al block type dipole magnet

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    Yamada, R.; Ambrosio, G.; Barzi, E.; Kashikin, V.; Kikuchi, A.; Novitski, I.; Takeuchi, T.; Wake, M.; Zlobin, A.; /Fermilab /NIMC, Tsukuba /KEK, Tsukuba

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design study of the block type 15-Tesla RHQT Nb{sub 3}Al dipole magnet, and its merits over Nb{sub 3}Sn magnets are presented. The copper stabilized RHQT Nb{sub 3}Al strand is now becoming commercially available for the application to the accelerator magnets. A 1 mm diameter RHQT Nb{sub 3}Al strand with filament size about 50 {mu}, non-copper Jc about 1000 A/mm{sup 2} at 15 Tesla at 4.2K, copper ratio of 50%, can now be produced over several hundred meters. The stress and strain characteristics of the Nb{sub 3}Al strand are superior to the Nb{sub 3}Sn strand. Another advantage is that it can tolerate a longitudinal strain up to 0.55%. The RHQT Nb{sub 3}Al Rutherford cable will have less chance of contamination of the stabilizer, compared to Nb{sub 3}Sn cable. These characteristics of the RHQT Nb{sub 3}Al will be beneficial for designing and producing 15-Tesla dipole magnets. An example 15-Tesla magnet cross section, utilizing the RHQT Nb{sub 3}Sn strand is presented. A systematic investigation on RHQT Nb{sub 3}Al strands, its Rutherford cables, and building a small racetrack magnet for cable testing are proposed.

  17. Electrical Resistivity Investigation of Gas Hydrate Distribution in Mississippi Canyon Block 118, Gulf of Mexico

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    Dunbar, John

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrical methods offer a geophysical approach for determining the sub-bottom distribution of hydrate in deep marine environments. Methane hydrate is essentially non-conductive. Hence, sediments containing hydrate are more resistive than sediments without hydrates. To date, the controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) method has been used in marine hydrates studies. This project evaluated an alternative electrical method, direct current resistivity (DCR), for detecting marine hydrates. DCR involves the injection of direct current between two source electrodes and the simultaneous measurement of the electric potential (voltage) between multiple receiver electrodes. The DCR method provides subsurface information comparable to that produced by the CSEM method, but with less sophisticated instrumentation. Because the receivers are simple electrodes, large numbers can be deployed to achieve higher spatial resolution. In this project a prototype seafloor DCR system was developed and used to conduct a reconnaissance survey at a site of known hydrate occurrence in Mississippi Canyon Block 118. The resulting images of sub-bottom resistivities indicate that high-concentration hydrates at the site occur only in the upper 50 m, where deep-seated faults intersect the seafloor. Overall, there was evidence for much less hydrate at the site than previously thought based on available seismic and CSEM data alone.

  18. Diagenesis and reservoir characterization of the Block V-Lamar field, Maracaibo basin, Venezuela

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    Gonzales, C.; Gustavo, F. (INTEVEP, S.A., Caracas (Venezuela))

    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Block V-Lamar field, located in the central portion of Maracaibo basin, Venezuela, is the subject of this study. The sedimentary section corresponds to a section of the Misoa Formation of early to middle Eocene age. These sediments were deposited in the upper delta plain as stacked distributary channel bars and associated facies and consist of relatively clean sandstones, fine to medium grained, with a sublitharenitic to subarkosic composition. The clay mineral assemblage is mainly composed of kaolinite, followed by chlorite and subordinate amounts of discrete smectite, discrete illite, and mixed-layer illite/smectite with order stratification with 20-30% of expandable layers, all of diagenetic origin. Even though there is a remnant of primary porosity reduced by silica cement, most porosity is secondary as a result of cement, matrix, and unstable grain dissolution. The petrographic XRD and SEM data obtained allow the authors to define the following paragenetic sequences: (1) mechanical compaction; (2) silica cementation; (3) patchy calcite cementation; (4) dissolution of matrix, cements, feldspars, and rock fragments; (5) kaolinite precipitation at or near feldspar intragranular pores; (6) matrix recrystallization to chlorite; (7) precipitation of second generation of kaolinite; and (8) precipitation of smectite. The porosity and permeability distribution in the reservoirs is the result of the net effect of the different diagenetic events that include early diagenesis, medium to late diagenesis, and telodiagenesis, mainly in response to basinwide tectonism.

  19. A Comparison of Cranial and Artificially Aroused Impulses Under the Influence of Nerve Blocks

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    Gruber, Charles M.

    1912-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 113 ha f t 7 & 8,3.433 P f l ü g e r s A r ch i v 1906 Bd. 113 ha f t 7 & 8,3.418 8 . A c h e l l e : P f l ü g e r s Arch, 1905, Bd. 106 h a f t 8 & 9 . 9 . Ban i l eaky : Zeu t ra lh l f P h y s i o l o g i e 1895 Bd. 9 . 10 . Schatemi t fcfw: Z... lücke r : P f iugers Archiv 1905 Bd 106 haf t 8 ^ 9 . 7. F röh l i ch : P f lugers Arch. 1906 Bd 113 ha f t 7&8 S 433 P f lugers Arch. 1906 Bd 113 haft 7 4 8 3 418 A. Minimal E l e c t r i c a l Block f o r impulses se t up by an e l e c t r i c a l...

  20. Depletion Interactions: Effects of Added Homopolymer on Ordered Phases Formed by Spherical Block Copolymer Micelles

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    Abbas, Sayeed; Lodge, Timothy P. (UMM)

    2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Three distinct poly(styrene-b-isoprene) (SI) diblock copolymers with molecular weights of 16-16, 38-14, and 50-13 kDa for styrene and isoprene, respectively, formed spherical micelles when dissolved in diethyl phthalate (DEP). Since DEP is a styrene-selective solvent, micelles with polyisoprene in the core and polystyrene in the corona were formed. At block copolymer concentrations of 20%, 16%, and 14% in DEP, the spherical micelles of SI(16-16), SI(38-14), and SI(50-13) pack onto a face-centered cubic (FCC) lattice, a mixture of FCC and body-centered cubic (BCC) lattices, and a BCC lattice, respectively. Polystyrene homopolymers with molecular weights of 4, 48, and 180 kDa were added to these ordered solutions. The following general trends were observed: the FCC phase tended to disorder, and samples that originally behaved like soft solids exhibited liquidlike flow behavior. The effect increased strongly with both the molecular weight and concentration of homopolymer in the solution. Furthermore, the BCC lattice tended to be displaced by the FCC lattice, or to disorder, when homopolymer was added. These results can be explained by invoking depletion interactions, which have been studied extensively in colloid/polymer mixtures. However, the phenomenon differs in certain details from colloidal systems because the addition of homopolymer can also influence the aggregation number of the micelles, which in turn affects the lattice packing of the micelles.

  1. An early warning indicator for atmospheric blocking events using transfer operators

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    Alexis Tantet; Fiona R. van der Burgt; Henk A. Dijkstra

    2015-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The existence of persistent midlatitude atmospheric flow regimes with time-scales larger than 5-10 days and indications of preferred transitions between them motivates to develop early warning indicators for such regime transitions. In this paper, we use a hemispheric barotropic model together with estimates of transfer operators on a reduced phase space to develop an early warning indicator of the zonal to blocked flow transition in this model. It is shown that, the spectrum of the transfer operators can be used to study the slow dynamics of the flow as well as the non-Markovian character of the reduction. The slowest motions are thereby found to have time scales of three to six weeks and to be associated with meta-stable regimes (and their transitions) which can be detected as almost-invariant sets of the transfer operator. From the energy budget of the model, we are able to explain the meta-stability of the regimes and the existence of preferred transition paths. Even though the model is highly simplified, the skill of the early warning indicator is promising, suggesting that the transfer operator approach can be used in parallel to an operational deterministic model for stochastic prediction or to assess forecast uncertainty.

  2. Cross-Linked Nanoporous Materials from Reactive and Multifunctional Block Polymers

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    Seo, Myungeun; Amendt, Mark A.; Hillmyer, Marc A. (UMM)

    2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Polylactide-b-poly(styrene-co-2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate) (PLA-b-P(S-co-HEMA)) and polylactide-b-poly(styrene-co-2-hydroxyethylacrylate) (PLA-b-P(S-co-HEA)) were synthesized by combination of ring-opening polymerization and reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. {sup 1}H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and size exclusion chromatography data indicated that the polymerizations were controlled and that hydroxyl groups were successfully incorporated into the block polymers. The polymers were reacted with 4,4{prime}-methylenebis(phenyl isocyanate) (MDI) to form the corresponding cross-linked materials. The materials were annealed at 150 C to complete the coupling reaction. Robust nanoporous materials were obtained from the cross-linked polymers by treatment with aqueous base to hydrolyze the PLA phase. Small-angle X-ray scattering study combined with scanning electron microscopy showed that MDI-cross-linked PLA-b-P(S-co-HEMA)/PLA-b-P(S-co-HEA) can adopt lamellar, hexagonally perforated lamellar, and hexagonally packed cylindrical morphologies after annealing. In particular, the HPL morphology was found to evolve from lamellae due to increase in volume fraction of PS phase as MDI reacted with hydroxyl groups. The reaction also kinetically trapped the morphology by cross-linking. Bicontinuous morphologies were also observed when dibutyltin dilaurate was added to accelerate reaction between the polymer and MDI.

  3. Methods And System Suppressing Clutter In A Gain-Block, Radar-Responsive Tag System

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    Ormesher, Richard C. (Albuquerque, NM); Axline, Robert M. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and systems reduce clutter interference in a radar-responsive tag system. A radar transmits a series of linear-frequency-modulated pulses and receives echo pulses from nearby terrain and from radar-responsive tags that may be in the imaged scene. Tags in the vicinity of the radar are activated by the radar's pulses. The tags receive and remodulate the radar pulses. Tag processing reverses the direction, in time, of the received waveform's linear frequency modulation. The tag retransmits the remodulated pulses. The radar uses a reversed-chirp de-ramp pulse to process the tag's echo. The invention applies to radar systems compatible with coherent gain-block tags. The invention provides a marked reduction in the strength of residual clutter echoes on each and every echo pulse received by the radar. SAR receiver processing effectively whitens passive-clutter signatures across the range dimension. Clutter suppression of approximately 14 dB is achievable for a typical radar system.

  4. Blocking a wave: Frequency band gaps in ice shelves with periodic crevasses

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    Julian Freed-Brown; Jason M. Amundson; Douglas R. MacAyeal; Wendy W. Zhang

    2011-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We assess how the propagation of high-frequency elastic-flexural waves through an ice shelf is modified by the presence of spatially periodic crevasses. Analysis of the normal modes supported by the ice shelf with and without crevasses reveals that a periodic crevasse distribution qualitatively changes the mechanical response. The normal modes of an ice shelf free of crevasses are evenly distributed as a function of frequency. In contrast, the normal modes of a crevasse-ridden ice shelf are distributed unevenly. There are "band gaps", frequency ranges over which no eigenmodes exist. A model ice shelf that is 50 km in lateral extent and 300 m thick with crevasses spaced 500 m apart has a band gap from 0.2 to 0.38 Hz. This is a frequency range relevant for ocean wave/ice-shelf interactions. When the outermost edge of the crevassed ice shelf is oscillated at a frequency within the band gap, the ice shelf responds very differently from a crevasse-free ice shelf. The flexural motion of the crevassed ice shelf is confined to a small region near the outermost edge of the ice shelf and effectively "blocked" from reaching the interior.

  5. Numerical simulation of coastal flows when solar radiation is blocked by smoke

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    Molenkamp, C. R.

    1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Smoke from fires ignited in a large-scale nuclear exchange would greatly reduce the flux of solar radiation at the ground and lead to rapid cooling over continental regions. Because of its large heat capacity, the ocean would cool more slowly so that a thermal gradient would tend to develop at the continental coastlines. In order to investigate the hypothesis that these thermal gradients would lead to zones of persistent precipitation along the coastlines, a modified version of the Colorado State University Mesoscale Model has been used to simulate the evolution of atmospheric flows for both West and East coasts assuming a moderate westerly synoptic flow of 5 m s/sup /minus/1/. In both cases a layer of fog forms over the ground, effectively limiting the rate of cooling over land. This fog layer grows in height as the atmosphere aloft cools, forming a stratus cloud. Moisture from the ocean surface, mixed vertically into a radiatively cooled atmosphere, causes a cloud layer to form over the ocean as well. With both land and sea covered by clouds, there is no differential cooling, anomalous flow fields, or enhanced precipitation. These simulations also demonstrate the important role of moisture in moderating the initial rate of atmospheric cooling when solar radiation is blocked by smoke.

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

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    Igor Rychkov; Kenichi Yoshikawa

    2003-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Urchin-inspired zinc oxide as building blocks for nanostructured solar cells

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    Elias, Jamil; Utke, Ivo; Erni, Rolf; Hosseini, Davood; Michler, Johann; Philippe, Laetitia

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High surface area nanowire based architectures have been identified as important components for future optoelectronic nanodevices, solar cells, wettability coatings, gas sensors, and biofuel cells. Here we report on a novel urchin-inspired nanowire architecture: its interwoven three-dimensional, high-surface-area nanowire arrangement can be precisely controlled by using a low-cost and scalable synthesis based on a combination of nanosphere lithography, low-temperature atomic layer deposition, and electrodeposition. The performance of single-layer arrays of urchin-inspired ZnO nanowire building blocks competes to that of planar nanowire carpets. We illustrate this capability by fabricating fully-inorganic extremely thin absorber solar cells using CdSe as absorber and CuSCN as hole-collector material. The light diffusion of the urchin-inspired nanowire arrays was varied from 15% to 35%. Homogenous absorption in the wavelength range of 400-800 nm of up to 90% was obtained. Solar conversion efficiencies of ~ 1.33...

  8. Hierarchical Assemblies of Block-Copolymer-Based Supramolecules in Thin Films

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    Tung, Shih-Huang; Kalarickal, Nisha C.; Mays, Jimmy W.; Xu, Ting (UCB); (ORNL)

    2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The hierarchical assemblies of supramolecules, which consisted of polystyrene-b-poly(4-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P4VP) with 3-pentadecylphenol (PDP) hydrogen-bonded to the 4VP, were investigated in thin films after solvent annealing in a chloroform atmosphere. The synergistic coassembly of PS-b-P4VP and PDP was utilized to generate oriented hierarchical structures in thin films. Hierarchical assemblies, including lamellae-within-lamellae and cylinders-within-lamellae, were simultaneously ordered and oriented from a few to several tens of nanometers over macroscopic length scales. The macroscopic orientation of supramolecular assembly depends on the P4VP(PDP) fraction and can be tailored by varying the PDP to P4VP ratio without interfering with the supramolecular morphologies. The lamellar and cylindrical microdomains, with a periodicity of {approx}40 nm, could be oriented normal to the surface, while the assembly of comb blocks, P4VP(PDP), with a periodicity of {approx}4 nm, were oriented parallel to the surface. Furthermore, using one PS-b-P4VP copolymer, thin films with different hierarchical structures, i.e., lamellae-within-lamellae and cylinders-within-lamellae, were obtained by varying the ratio of PDP to 4VP units. The concepts described in these studies can be potentially applied to other BCP-based supramolecular thin films, thus creating an avenue to functional, hierarchically ordered thin films.

  9. Occurrence of gas hydrate in Oligocene Frio sand: Alaminos Canyon Block 818: Northern Gulf of Mexico

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    Boswell, R.D.; Shelander, D.; Lee, M.; Latham, T.; Collett, T.; Guerin, G.; Moridis, G.; Reagan, M.; Goldberg, D.

    2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A unique set of high-quality downhole shallow subsurface well log data combined with industry standard 3D seismic data from the Alaminos Canyon area has enabled the first detailed description of a concentrated gas hydrate accumulation within sand in the Gulf of Mexico. The gas hydrate occurs within very fine grained, immature volcaniclastic sands of the Oligocene Frio sand. Analysis of well data acquired from the Alaminos Canyon Block 818 No.1 ('Tigershark') well shows a total gas hydrate occurrence 13 m thick, with inferred gas hydrate saturation as high as 80% of sediment pore space. Average porosity in the reservoir is estimated from log data at approximately 42%. Permeability in the absence of gas hydrates, as revealed from the analysis of core samples retrieved from the well, ranges from 600 to 1500 millidarcies. The 3-D seismic data reveals a strong reflector consistent with significant increase in acoustic velocities that correlates with the top of the gas-hydrate-bearing sand. This reflector extends across an area of approximately 0.8 km{sup 2} and delineates the minimal probable extent of the gas hydrate accumulation. The base of the inferred gas-hydrate zone also correlates well with a very strong seismic reflector that indicates transition into units of significantly reduced acoustic velocity. Seismic inversion analyses indicate uniformly high gas-hydrate saturations throughout the region where the Frio sand exists within the gas hydrate stability zone. Numerical modeling of the potential production of natural gas from the interpreted accumulation indicates serious challenges for depressurization-based production in settings with strong potential pressure support from extensive underlying aquifers.

  10. Methyl chloride via oxyhydrochlorination of methane: A building block for chemicals and fuels from natural gas. Quarterly technical progress report No. 01, September 30, 1996--December 31, 1996

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    Wineland, J.

    1997-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of this cooperative agreement are to develop the oxyhydrochlorination (OHC) process for the conversion of methane to methyl chloride. In the first Phase of the project, Dow Corning has developed a stable selective catalyst and demonstrated the technology on a laboratory and a pilot plant scale. Specific tasks to achieve these objectives have been developed as follows: TASK 1 Fundamental Technical and Economic Evaluation TASK 2 Catalyst Selection Optimization and Characterization Studies TASK 3 Pilot Plant Design TASK 4 Pilot Plant Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction TASK 5 Pilot Plant Startup and Operation TASK 6 Pilot Plant Process Optimization TASK 7 Pilot Plant Extended Operation TASK 8 Pilot Plant Economic Evaluation/Scale-up Decision Significant progress has been completed in Task 1 with the objective to complete a fundamental technical and economic evaluation of learning gathered the Phase I effort of this project. A decision to proceed with the project will be made after completion of this Task. A computer model of the reactor system has been developed, which includes heat and mass transfer effects as well as reactions. Model validation is in progress. The Absorber/Stripper technology evaluated and implemented on the Phase I PDU to recover chlorocarbons (including methyl chloride) from reaction products has been scaled to evaluate economics for a commercial scale plant. In a parallel exercise, alternate recovery technologies were investigated for economic evaluation, to assure that the minimum capital option is pursued for the Phase II design. Commercial scale plant equipment and total plant costs are being evaluated using information from the Phase I PDU, reactor modeling and recovery system evaluation to estimate capital and operating costs for a commercial scale OHC unit.

  11. Ionic Conductivity of Block Copolymer Electrolytes in the Vicinity of Order?Disorder and Order?Order Transitions

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    Wanakule, Nisita S.; Panday, Ashoutosh; Mullin, Scott A.; Gann, Eliot; Hexemer, Alex; Balsara, Nitash P.; (UCB); (LBNL)

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Order-order and order-disorder phase transitions in mixtures of poly(styrene-block-ethylene oxide) (SEO) copolymers and lithium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonimide) (LiTFSI), a common lithium salt used in polymer electrolytes, were studied using a combination of small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), birefringence, and ac impedance spectroscopy. The SEO/LiTFSI mixtures exhibit lamellar, hexagonally packed cylinders, and gyroid microphases. The molecular weight of the blocks and the salt concentration was adjusted to obtain order-order and order-disorder transition temperatures within the available experimental window. The ionic conductivities of the mixtures, normalized by the ionic conductivity of a 20 kg/mol homopolymer PEO sample at the salt concentration and temperature of interest, were independent of temperature, in spite of the presence of the above-mentioned phase transitions.

  12. Stability of Proton and Maximally Symmetric Minimal Unification Model for Basic Forces and Building Blocks of Matter

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    Yue-Liang Wu

    2007-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    With the hypothesis that all independent degrees of freedom of basic building blocks should be treated equally on the same footing and correlated by a possible maximal symmetry, we arrive at an 4-dimensional space-time unification model. In this model the basic building blocks are Majorana fermions in the spinor representation of 14-dimensional quantum space-time with a gauge symmetry $G = SO(1,3)\\times SU(32)\\times U(1)_A \\times SU(3)_F$. The model leads to new physics including mirror particles of the standard model. It enables us to issue some fundamental questions that include: why our living space-time is 4-dimensional, why parity is not conserved in our world, how is the stability of proton, what is the origin of CP violation and what can be the dark matter.

  13. AN OPTICAL COMPARISON OF SILICONE AND EVA ENCAPSULANTS UNDER VARIOUS SPECTRA

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    Energy Systems, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, AUSTRALIA 2 Dow Corning Corporation.mcintosh@anu.edu.au ABSTRACT Under the AM1-5g spectrum, the efficiency of a c-Si module can be increased by 0.5­1.5% (relative less than ~400 nm being transmitted by silicone but blocked by EVA. The highest increase in efficiency

  14. Exchange bias beyond the superparamagnetic blocking temperature of the antiferromagnet in a Ni-NiO nanoparticulate system

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    Roy, Aparna, E-mail: aparna.roy@ua.pt, E-mail: aparnaroy15@gmail.com; Ferreira, J. M. F. [Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering and CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); De Toro, J. A.; Muniz, P.; Riveiro, J. M. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real (Spain); Amaral, V. S. [Department of Physics and CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal)

    2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We report magnetic and exchange bias studies on Ni-NiO nanoparticulate systems synthesized by a two-step process, namely, chemical reduction of a Ni salt followed by air annealing of the dried precipitate in the temperature range 400–550?°C. Size of Ni and NiO crystallites as estimated from X–ray diffraction line broadening ranges between 10.5–13.5?nm and 2.3–4?nm, respectively. The magneto-thermal plots (M-T) of these bi-magnetic samples show a well developed peak in the vicinity of 130?K. This has been identified as the superparamagnetic blocking temperature “T{sub B}” of NiO. Interestingly, all samples exhibit exchange bias even above their respective NiO blocking temperatures, right up to 300?K, the maximum temperature of measurement. This is in contrast to previous reports since exchange bias requires the antiferromagnetic NiO to have a stable direction of its moment in order to pin the ferromagnet (Ni) magnetization, whereas such stability is unlikely above T{sub B} since the NiO is superparamagnetic, its moment flipping under thermal activation. Our observation is elucidated by taking into account the core-shell morphology of the Ni-NiO nanoparticles whereby clustering of some of these nanoparticles connects their NiO shells to form extended continuous regions of NiO, which because of their large size remain blocked at T?>?T{sub B}, with thermally stable spins capable of pinning the Ni cores and giving rise to exchange bias. The investigated samples may thus be envisaged as being constituted of both isolated core-shell Ni-NiO nanoparticles as well as clustered ones, with T{sub B} denoting the blocking temperature of the NiO shell of the isolated particles.

  15. MKP-7, a JNK phosphatase, blocks ERK-dependent gene activation by anchoring phosphorylated ERK in the cytoplasm

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    Masuda, Kouhei; Katagiri, Chiaki [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan) [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan); Division of Biochemical Oncology and Immunology, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Nomura, Miyuki [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan)] [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan); Sato, Masami [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan) [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan); Thoracic Surgery, Miyagi Cancer Center, Natori (Japan); Kakumoto, Kyoko [Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Osaka Bioscience Institute, Osaka (Japan)] [Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Osaka Bioscience Institute, Osaka (Japan); Akagi, Tsuyoshi [Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Osaka Bioscience Institute, Osaka (Japan) [Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Osaka Bioscience Institute, Osaka (Japan); Kan Research Institute, Kobe (Japan); Kikuchi, Kunimi [Division of Biochemical Oncology and Immunology, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)] [Division of Biochemical Oncology and Immunology, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Tanuma, Nobuhiro [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan)] [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan); Shima, Hiroshi, E-mail: shima-hi632@pref.miyagi.jp [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan)] [Division of Cancer Chemotherapy, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori (Japan)

    2010-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    MAPK phosphatase-7 (MKP-7) was identified as a JNK-specific phosphatase. However, despite its high specificity for JNK, MKP-7 interacts also with ERK. We previously showed that as a physiological consequence of their interaction, activated ERK phosphorylates MKP-7 at Ser-446, and stabilizing MKP-7. In the present study, we analyzed MKP-7 function in activation of ERK. A time-course experiment showed that both MKP-7 and its phosphatase-dead mutant prolonged mitogen-induced ERK phosphorylation, suggesting that MKP-7 functions as a scaffold for ERK. An important immunohistological finding was that nuclear translocation of phospho-ERK following PMA stimulation was blocked by co-expressed MKP-7 and, moreover, that phospho-ERK co-localized with MKP-7 in the cytoplasm. Reporter gene analysis indicated that MKP-7 blocks ERK-mediated transcription. Overall, our data indicate that MKP-7 down-regulates ERK-dependent gene expression by blocking nuclear accumulation of phospho-ERK.

  16. Mixed-Salt Effects on the Ionic Conductivity of Lithium-Doped PEO-Containing Block Copolymers

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    Young, Wen-Shiue; Albert, Julie N.L.; Schantz, A. Benjamin; Epps, III, Thomas H. (Delaware)

    2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate a simple, yet effective, mixed-salt method to increase the room temperature ionic conductivity of lithium-doped block copolymer electrolyte membranes by suppressing the crystalline phases in the conducting block. We examined a mixed-salt system of LiClO{sub 4} and LiN(SO{sub 2}CF{sub 3}){sub 2} (LiTFSI) doped into a lamellae-forming poly(styrene-b-ethylene oxide) (PS-PEO) diblock copolymer. The domain spacings, morphologies, thermal behavior, and crystalline phases of salt-doped PS-PEO samples were characterized, and the ionic conductivities of block copolymer electrolytes were obtained through ac impedance measurements. Comparing the ionic conductivity profiles of salt-doped PS-PEO samples at different mixed-salt ratios and total salt concentrations, we found that the ionic conductivity at room temperature can be improved by more than an order of magnitude when coinhibition of crystallite growth is promoted by the concerted behavior of the PEO:LiClO{sub 4} and PEO:LiTFSI phases. Additionally, we examined the influence of mixed-salt ratio and total salt concentration on copolymer energetics, and we found that the slope of the effective interaction parameter ({chi}{sub eff}) vs salt concentration in our lamellae-forming PS-PEO system was lower than that reported for a cylinder-forming PS-PEO system due to the balance between chain stretching and salt segregation in the PEO domains.

  17. Mixed-salt Effects on the Ionic Conductivity of Lithium-doped PEO-containing Block Copolymers

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    W Young; J Albert; A Schantz; T Epps

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate a simple, yet effective, mixed-salt method to increase the room temperature ionic conductivity of lithium-doped block copolymer electrolyte membranes by suppressing the crystalline phases in the conducting block. We examined a mixed-salt system of LiClO{sub 4} and LiN(SO{sub 2}CF{sub 3}){sub 2} (LiTFSI) doped into a lamellae-forming poly(styrene-b-ethylene oxide) (PS-PEO) diblock copolymer. The domain spacings, morphologies, thermal behavior, and crystalline phases of salt-doped PS-PEO samples were characterized, and the ionic conductivities of block copolymer electrolytes were obtained through ac impedance measurements. Comparing the ionic conductivity profiles of salt-doped PS-PEO samples at different mixed-salt ratios and total salt concentrations, we found that the ionic conductivity at room temperature can be improved by more than an order of magnitude when coinhibition of crystallite growth is promoted by the concerted behavior of the PEO:LiClO{sub 4} and PEO:LiTFSI phases. Additionally, we examined the influence of mixed-salt ratio and total salt concentration on copolymer energetics, and we found that the slope of the effective interaction parameter (x{sub eff}) vs salt concentration in our lamellae-forming PS-PEO system was lower than that reported for a cylinder-forming PS-PEO system due to the balance between chain stretching and salt segregation in the PEO domains.

  18. Using ordered partial binary decision diagrams, forced basis nodes, and the blocking method for observability to calculate bounds on testability analysis measures

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    Crofts, Andrew H.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NAME TABLE II. CONTROLLABILITY RESULTS FOR BASIC APPROACH. AVERAGE UNKNOWN GREATEST UNKNOWN TIME (S) c499 c880 c1355 c1 908 c2670 c3540 c5315 c6288 c7552 0. 00% 15. 86% 2. 15% 14 44'/ 3. 54% 1. 47% 17. 33% 0. 09% 40. 98% 3 20% 0.... Results . . . . I 1 . . . . 1 1 . . . . 12 . . . . 13 CHAPTER Page THE BLOCKING METHOD OF CALCULATING OBSERVABILITY . . . . . 17 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. I J. Rationale for the Blocking Method . Concepts and Notation for the Blocking Method...

  19. Final Technical Report - Commercially Important Carbohydrate Diacids - Building Blocks from Renewable Carbohydrates

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    Kiely, Donald E.

    2009-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of this project was to develop oxidation methods appropriate for the conversion of agriculturally derived simple sugars to their corresponding diacids (aldaric acids) for use as biobased chemical building blocks for new biodegradable polymers and other materials. Principal target diacids were D-glucaric, meso-xylaric, D-mannaric and L-arabinaric acid, each to be prepared by nitric acid oxidation of the naturally occurring precursor carbohydrates (monosaccharides) D-glucose, D-xylose, D-mannose and L-arabinose, respectively, all from hydrolysis of naturally abundant plant polysaccharides. These conversions were to be designed for scale up to a level suitable for transfer first to a pilot plant scale, and then to an industrial plant scale. The core of the project involved a comprehensive study of the title oxidation employing a computer controlled reactor. The plan of action involved defining experimental parameters to allow for control of the oxidations with considerable precision and reproducibility. The prototype oxidations were typically run using ca. 0.75 molar amounts of carbohydrate, with a goal of eventually doubling the reaction size when appropriate reaction parameters were established. During the course of the funding period for this grant, the fundamentals of reaction control were established for oxidation of D-glucose, a critical component of the project given the exothermic character of the reaction. The reactions were monitored using a reliable GC/MS protocol. The glucose to glucaric acid conversion represented the most important and potentially highest value conversion. During the grant period we were able to establish one workable system to carry out the glucose to glucaric acid conversion, but were not able to optimize the process or establish a protocol that was satisfactory for a scale up to a pilot plant scale. However, the work carried out showed the possibility that with appropriate innovation and continued effort, a prototype for a successful pilot plant scale operation might be possible. It was not possible to explore oxidations with the other simple sugars indicated during the time frame of this project. A graduate student, J. Brand, and an undergraduate student, B. Oâ??Connor received partial support for research done on the project. A manuscript for publication entitled ANitric Acid Oxidation of D-Glucose to D-Glucaric Acid: Improved Process and Analytical Assessment@, is in preparation for submission to Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research or Carbohydrate Research.

  20. Maerz, N. H., Germain, P., 1996. Block size determination around underground openings using simulations. Proceedings of the FRAGBLAST 5 Workshop on Measurement of Blast Fragmentation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 23-24 Aug., 1996, pp. 215-223.

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    Maerz, Norbert H.

    -strength classification. The actual block size distribution is the product of the interaction between the joint Designation (RQD), Volumetric Joint Count (Jv), and Block Size Index (Ib). These, being index properties do, block size may be considered simply the product of three simple rock mass parameters: joint set