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The Roles of Cloud Drop Effective Radius and LWP in Determining Rain Properties in Marine Stratocumulus  

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Numerical simulations described in previous studies showed that adding cloud condensation nuclei to marine stratocumulus can prevent their breakup from closed into open cells. Additional analyses of the same simulations show that the suppression of rain is well described in terms of cloud drop effective radius (re). Rain is initiated when re near cloud top is around 12-14 um. Cloud water starts to get depleted when column-maximum rain intensity (Rmax) exceeds 0.1 mm h-1. This happens when cloud-top re reaches 14 um. Rmax is mostly less than 0.1 mm h-1 at re<14 um, regardless of the cloud water path, but increases rapidly when re exceeds 14 um. This is in agreement with recent aircraft observations and theoretical observations in convective clouds so that the mechanism is not limited to describing marine stratocumulus. These results support the hypothesis that the onset of significant precipitation is determined by the number of nucleated cloud drops and the height (H) above cloud base within the cloud that is required for cloud drops to reach re of 14 um. In turn, this can explain the conditions for initiation of significant drizzle and opening of closed cells providing the basis for a simple parameterization for GCMs that unifies the representation of both precipitating and non-precipitating clouds as well as the transition between them. Furthermore, satellite global observations of cloud depth (from base to top), and cloud top re can be used to derive and validate this parameterization.

Rosenfeld, Daniel; Wang, Hailong; Rasch, Philip J.

2012-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Symmetry energy, neutron skin, and neutron star radius from chiral effective field theory interactions  

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We discuss neutron matter calculations based on chiral effective field theory interactions and their predictions for the symmetry energy, the neutron skin of 208 Pb, and for the radius of neutron stars.

K. Hebeler; A. Schwenk

2014-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Radius of Cloud Droplets by Ground-Based Remote Sensing: Relationships to Aerosol?  

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Effective Radius of Cloud Droplets by Ground-Based Effective Radius of Cloud Droplets by Ground-Based Remote Sensing: Relationships to Aerosol? B.-G. Kim, S. E. Schwartz, and M. A. Miller Environmental Sciences Department Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York Q.-L. Min Atmospheric Science Research Center State University of New York Albany, New York Introduction Aerosol Indirect Effect Increases in anthropogenic sources of cloud condensation nuclei can increase cloud albedo by increasing the concentration and reducing the size of cloud droplets, usually referred to as the indirect effect of aerosol on climate (Twomey 1977). However, the magnitudes of the various kinds of indirect forcing are particularly uncertain, because they involve subtle changes in cloud radiative properties and lifetimes

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Design of a Shadowband Spectral Radiometer for the Retrieval of Thin Cloud Optical Depth, Liquid Water Path, and the Effective Radius  

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The design and operation of a Thin-Cloud Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (TCRSR) described here was used to measure the radiative intensity of the solar aureole and enable the simultaneous retrieval of cloud optical depth, drop effective radius, and liquid water path. The instrument consists of photodiode sensors positioned beneath two narrow metal bands that occult the sun by moving alternately from horizon to horizon. Measurements from the narrowband 415-nm channel were used to demonstrate a retrieval of the cloud properties of interest. With the proven operation of the relatively inexpensive TCRSR instrument, its usefulness for retrieving aerosol properties under cloud-free skies and for ship-based observations is discussed.

Bartholomew M. J.; Reynolds, R. M.; Vogelmann, A. M.; Min, Q.; Edwards, R.; Smith, S.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying the vertical variation of cloud droplet effective radius using ship and space-borne remote sensing data  

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Studying the vertical variation of cloud droplet effective radius using ship and space-borne remote] The albedo of marine stratocumuli depends upon cloud liquid water content, droplet effective radius (re may be useful for drizzle detection. Citation: Chen, R., R. Wood, Z. Li, R. Ferraro, and F.-L. Chang

Wood, Robert

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How to Cons-Train Your M Dwarf: measuring effective temperature, bolometric luminosity, mass, and radius  

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Precise and accurate parameters for late-type (late K and M) dwarf stars are important for proper characterization of any planets they host, but studies have been hampered by these stars' complex spectra and dissimilarity to the Sun. We exploited a calibrated method of spectroscopic effective temperature ($T_{\\rm{eff}}$) estimation and the Stefan-Boltzmann law to determine radii with an accuracy of 2-5% and expand the sample to 161 nearby K7-M7 dwarf stars covering a wider range of $T_{\\rm{eff}}$ and metallicity. We developed improved relations between $T_{\\rm{eff}}$, radius, and luminosity, as well as between $T_{\\rm{eff}}$ and color. Our $T_{\\rm{eff}}$-radius relation depends strongly on [Fe/H], as predicted by theory. We derived a relation between absolute $K_S$ magnitude and radius that is accurate to better than 3%. We derived bolometric correction to the $VR_CI_CgrizJHK_S$ and Gaia passbands as a function of color, accurate to 1-3%. We confronted the reliability of predictions from Dartmouth stellar evo...

Mann, Andrew W; Gaidos, Eric; Boyajian, Tabetha

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PARAMETERIZATIONS FOR THE KELVIN (SURFACE TENSION) EFFECT ON THE EQUILIBRIUM RADIUS AND ASSOCIATED OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF A  

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PARAMETERIZATIONS FOR THE KELVIN (SURFACE TENSION) EFFECT ON THE EQUILIBRIUM RADIUS AND ASSOCIATED as the volume-equivalent dry radius rdry) and the fractional relative humidity h (RH/100). Surface tension also the dependence of the equilibrium size of a particle with given rdry at given relative humidity on surface

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Properties of Hall magnetohydrodynamic waves modified by electron inertia and finite Larmor radius effects  

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The linear wave equation (sixth order in space and time) and the corresponding dispersion relation is derived for Hall magnetohydrodynamic(MHD)waves including electron inertial and finite Larmor radius effects together with several limiting cases for a homogeneous plasma. We contrast these limits with the solution of the full dispersion relation in terms of wave normal ( k ? k ? ) diagrams to clearly illustrate the range of applicability of the individual approximations. We analyze the solutions in terms of all three MHD wave modes (fast slow and Alfvén) with particular attention given to how the Alfvén branch (including the cold ideal field line resonance (FLR) [D. J. Southwood Planet. Space Sci.22 483 (1974)]) is modified by the Hall term and electron inertial and finite Larmor radius effects. The inclusion of these terms breaks the degeneracy of the Alfvén branch in the cold plasma limit and displaces the asymptote position for the FLR to a line defined by the electron thermal speed rather than the Alfvén speed. For a driven system the break in this degeneracy implies that a resonance would form at one field line for small k ? and then shift to another as k ? ? ? . However for very large ? k ? / V A Hall term effects lead to a coupling to the whistler mode which would then transport energy away from the resonant layer. The inclusion of the Hall term also significantly effects the characteristics of the slow mode. This analysis reveals an interesting “swapping” of the perpendicular root behavior between the slow and Alfvén branches.

P. A. Damiano; A. N. Wright; J. F. McKenzie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluate the Effect of Upper-Level Cirrus Clouds on Satellite Retrievals of Low-Level Cloud Droplet Effective Radius  

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the Effect of Upper-Level Cirrus Clouds the Effect of Upper-Level Cirrus Clouds on Satellite Retrievals of Low-Level Cloud Droplet Effective Radius F.-L. Chang and Z. Li Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Z. Li Department of Meteorology University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Introduction The earth's radiation budget is sensitive to changes in the microphysical properties of low-level stratiform clouds. Their extensive coverage can significantly reduce the solar energy absorbed by the earth system. An estimate of reducing the global-mean droplet effective radius (r e ) of these low-level clouds by ~2 µm, while keeping the column liquid water constant would balance the warming due to CO 2 doubling in the atmosphere (Slingo 1990). Accurate determination of the droplet r

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2 Studying the vertical variation of cloud droplet effective radius using 3 ship and space-borne remote sensing data  

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2 Studying the vertical variation of cloud droplet effective radius using 3 ship and space. 6 [1] The albedo of marine stratocumuli depends upon cloud liquid water content, droplet 7 effective 21 for drizzle detection. 22 Citation: Chen, R., R. Wood, Z. Li, R. Ferraro, and F.-L. Chang (2008

Li, Zhanqing

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Radial electric fields from larmor radius effects in the field-reversed theta pinch  

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The generation of radial electric field from the different Larmor radii between the diffusing ions and electrons in Field-Reversed Theta Pinch (FR theta P) has been evaluated by developing a new computer code, FLR. The code treats the background electrons at point particles, while for large-orbit ions the effects of finite Larmor radius are incorporated into an accurate density formulation. This is necessary since in a small device whose size is comparable to an ion gyroradius (e.g., FR theta P) most ions will contribute to the density over a fairly large region of the plasma. The actual ion density at any point in the plasma represents a time-averaged contribution from all particles whose gyro-orbits pass through that point. The FLR code has predicted the electric field strengths between 10/sup 3/ and 10/sup 4/ volts/cm, which is in good agreement with the experimental values of FRX-A measurements which correspond roughly to the order of 10/sup 3/ volts/cm.

Hu, Y.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting and Evaluating the Effect of Overlaying Thin Cirrus Cloud on MODIS Retrieved Water-Cloud Droplet Effective Radius  

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Detecting and Evaluating the Effect Detecting and Evaluating the Effect of Overlaying Thin Cirrus Cloud on MODIS Retrieved Water-Cloud Droplet Effective Radius F.-L Chang and Z. Li Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Z. Li Department of Meteorology University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Introduction Cirrus clouds can largely modify the solar reflected and terrestrial emitted radiances. The ubiquitous presence of cirrus clouds has a global coverage of about 20% to30% and more than 70% in the tropics (Wylie et al. 1994). The probability of cirrus clouds overlaying a low-level boundary layer cloud system is greater than 50% (Hahn et al. 1982, 1984; Tian and Curry 1989; Mace et al. 1997). They are often optically thin and semitransparent and frequently reside in high altitude overlapping with a low-level

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Quantifying Pressure Drop and Effects of Standard Chemotherapeutic Drugs Inside of a Microfluidic Device  

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Quantifying Pressure Drop and Effects of Standard Chemotherapeutic Drugs Inside of a Microfluidic of microfluidic chambers and channels. Tumor spheroids are introduced, or "packed", into the chambers via the microfluidic channels, and will slowly grow inside of the device. Future uses for this chip will hopefully

Mountziaris, T. J.

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Effects of sudden expansion and contraction flow on pressure drops in the Stirling engine regenerator  

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The flow losses in the regenerators greatly influence the performance of the Stirling engine. The losses mainly depend on fluid friction through the regenerator matrix, but are also generated in sudden expansion and contraction flow at the regenerator ends. The latter losses can't be neglected in the case of small area ratio (entrance area/cross-sectional area in regenerator). The pressure drops in regenerators are usually estimated assuming a uniform velocity distribution of working gas in the matrices. The estimation results, however, are generally smaller than practical data. The cross-sectional flow areas of the heater and cooler of typical Stirling engines are smaller than the cross- sectional area of the regenerator. The effects of the small flow passage on the velocity distribution of working fluid in the matrix, that is, a flow transition from tubes or channels to a regenerator matrix, can be often confirmed by the discolored matrix. Especially, the lack of a uniform distribution of velocity in the matrix causes increased flow loss and decreased thermal performance. So, it is necessary to understand the quantitative effects of the sudden change in flow area at the regenerator ends on the velocity distribution and pressure drop. In this paper, using matrices made of stacks of wire screens, the effects of the entrance and exit areas and the length of the regenerator on pressure drops are examined by an unidirectional steady flow apparatus. The experimental data are arranged in an empirical equation. The lack of a uniformity of velocity distribution is visualized using smoke-wire methods. The empirical equation presented is applied to the estimation of pressure loss in an actual engine regenerator. The applicability of the equation is examined by comparison of estimated value with engine data in pressure loss.

Hamaguchi, K.; Yamashita, I.; Hirata, K.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of collector radius and chimney height on power output of a solar chimney power plant with turbines  

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A comprehensive theoretical model is proposed for the performance evaluation of a solar chimney power plant (SCPP), and has been verified by the experimental data of the Spanish prototype. This model takes account of the effects of flow and heat losses, and the temperature lapse rates inside and outside the chimney. There is a maximum power output for a certain SCPP under a given solar radiation condition, due to flow and heat losses and the installation of the turbines. In addition, the design flow rate of the turbine in the SCPP system is found beneficial for power output when it is lower than that at the maximum power point. Furthermore, a limitation on the maximum collector radius exists for the maximum attainable power of the SCPP; whereas, no such limitation exists for chimney height in terms of contemporary construction technology.

Jing-yin Li; Peng-hua Guo; Yuan Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Vibration of Electrified Water Drops  

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4 May 1971 research-article The Vibration of Electrified Water Drops P. R. Brazier-Smith...calculations concerned with charged drops. The vibration of water drops of radius around 2 mm...electrodes. Photographic analysis of the vibrations revealed good agreement between theory...

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, 1 (4): 339356 (2013) EFFECT OF DROP SHAPE ON HEAT TRANSFER  

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equipment used in thermal and nuclear power plants. Several researchers have reported that drops form, followed by fresh nucleation. Numerical data obtained from the simulation show that wall shear stress

Khandekar, Sameer

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The effect of particle shape on pressure drop in a turbulent gas-solid suspension  

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was to experimentally compare the pressure drop in suspensions of spherical particles versus fibrous particles in the same apparatus and at the same operating conditions. The previous investigators have varied the particle size, loading ratio (lbs. flowing solids... is for a model which will predict the suspension pressure drop based on such variables as particle size and shape, Reynolds number, loading ratio, electrostatic charge, and other variables. CHAPTER II REVIEW OF LITERATURE A. General Interest in Gas-Solid...

Coughran, Mark Thomas

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of certain admixtures on coalescence of drops in the extraction system TBP-HNO{sub 3} (HCl)  

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An attempt is made to characterize quantitatively the effect of the TBP hydrolysis products (butanol and dibutyl phosphate) and silica admixtures on the drop coalescene in the two-phase system TBP-HNO{sub 3} (or HCl). Lifetimes of a great number of particular drops on the planar phase boundary were measured, and the lifetime distribution was analyzed. This allowed determination of the coalescence constant and also (using physicochemical properties of the two-phase systems) estimation of depth of the continuous phase layer between the drop and the planar phase boundary at the instant of the drop appearance on the surface, at the point when the coalescence becomes possible as a result of mechanical and thermal fluctuations, and at the point when the coalescence is decelerated by virtue of certain reasons. The coalescence rate at practically the same physical parameters of the system is determined to a great extent by the nature of compounds occurring on the interface. The structural-mechanical barriers due to the occurrence of silica in the surface layer of the aqueous solution containing 3 M HNO{sub 3} and 0.03 M SiO{sub 2} are estimated at the planar phase boundary. In this case, the interface region is sharply different in physical properties from the bulk of the phases.

Sinegribova, O.A.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sudden Lifetime Drop Phenomena and their Effective Cures in PF-ring and PF-AR  

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In PF-ring and PF-AR, sudden drops in the electron beam lifetime, which are attributed to dust trapping, were frequently observed after extensive renewals of the storage rings. The reduced-lifetime state sometimes lasts for a few hours, and the mitigation of this problem was strongly demanded for stable user operations. Since a major source of dust particles was thought to be a distributed ion pump (DIP), we attempted switching the DIPs off during user operations in both the rings. As a result, occurrence of the lifetime drops was almost completely suppressed during single-bunch mode in PF-ring, while the occurrence frequency was reduced by only 38% in PF-AR. We found that the lifetime drops were sometimes accompanied by a transient increase in the vacuum pressure at some discharge-prone devices. Based on the hypothesis that the harmful dust could be generated by an electric discharge in vacuum, we attempted the conditioning of these devices in PF-AR by storing 25% higher current than usual. By combination of the DIP-OFF operation and the high-current conditioning, the occurrence frequency of the lifetime drops in PF-AR was reduced by no less than 67%.

Tanimoto, Yasunori; Honda, Tohru; Uchiyama, Takashi; Nogami, Takashi [Accelerator Laboratory, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Unstable Leidenfrost Drops on Roughened Surfaces  

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Drops placed on a surface with a temperature above the Leidenfrost point float atop an evaporative vapor layer. In this fluid dynamics video, it is shown that for roughened surfaces the Leidenfrost point depends on the drop size, which runs contrary to previous claims of size independence. The thickness of the vapor layer is known to increase with drop radius, suggesting that the surface roughness will not be able to penetrate the vapor layer for drops above a critical size. This size dependence was experimentally verified: at a given roughness and temperature, drops beneath a critical size exhibited transition boiling while drops above the critical size were in the Leidenfrost regime. These Leidenfrost drops were unstable; upon evaporation down to the critical size the vapor film suddenly collapsed.

Boreyko, Jonathan B

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantized Liquid Drop and Some Ground-State Nuclear Properties  

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The liquid drop is adopted as a simple nuclear model. The zero-point motion of the quantized drop is found to alter some of the properties of the classical drop, bringing the model into better agreement with experiment. The properties discussed are the skin thickness, the electric form factor for elastic scattering, and the rms nuclear radius as a function of atomic number.

G. Reading Henry

1968-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Downward two-phase flow effects in heat-loss and pressure-drop modeling of steam injection wells  

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Modelling of the pressure drop and heat loss in steam injection wells has undergone a gradual evolution since the heavy interest in enhanced oil recovery by steam injection in the mid-60's. After briefly reviewing the evolution of steam models this paper presents a model which advances the state-of-the-art of steam modelling. The main advance presented in this paper is modelling the effects of the various flow regimens that occur during steam injection. The paper describes the formulation of a two-phase downward vertical flow pressure drop model which is not limited by the ''no-slip'' homogeneous flow assumptions in most previously published models. By using different correlations for mist, bubble, and slug flow, improved pressure drop calculations result, which in turn improve temperature predictions. The paper describes how the model handles temperature predictions differently in the single and two-phase steam flow situations. The paper also describes special features in the model to account for layered soil properties, soil dry out, cyclic injection, coupling heat losses, and reflux boiling in wet annuli. Two examples problems are presented which illustrate some of these features.

Galate, J.W.; Mitchell, R.F.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge radius of the neutrino  

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Using the pinch technique we construct at one-loop order a neutrino charge radius, which is finite, depends neither on the gauge-fixing parameter nor on the gauge-fixing scheme employed, and is process independent. This definition stems solely from an effective proper photon-neutrino one-loop vertex, with no reference to box or self-energy contributions. The role of the WW box in this construction is critically examined. In particular it is shown that the exclusion of the effective WW box from the definition of the neutrino charge radius is not a matter of convention but is in fact dynamically realized when the target fermions are right-handedly polarized. In this way we obtain a unique decomposition of effective self-energies, vertices, and boxes, which separately respect electroweak gauge invariance. We elaborate on the tree-level origin of the mechanism which enforces at the one-loop level massive cancellations among the longitudinal momenta appearing in the Feynman diagrams, and in particular those associated with the non-Abelian character of the theory. Various issues related to the known connection between the pinch technique and the background field method are further clarified. Explicit closed expressions for the neutrino charge radius are reported.

J. Bernabéu; L. G. Cabral-Rosetti; J. Papavassiliou; J. Vidal

2000-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect to the High Flux Isotope Reactor by the nearby heavy load drop  

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In this calculation, GE-2000 cask of 25,000 lbs is assumed to drop from a height of 20-ft above the bottom of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) pool slab with end velocity of 430 in/sec at the loading station. The consequences of the dynamic impact to the bottom slab of the pool and to the nearby HFIR reactor vessel are analyzed by applying ABAQUS computer code. The results show that both HFIR vessel structure and its supporting legs are subjected to elastic disturbances only and will not be damaged. The bottom slab of the pool will be damaged. The plastic strain that will cause failure to the concrete slab at the point of impact extends a distance approximately half of the slab thickness of 36 inches. The plastic strain of failure for concrete is assumed to be 0.45%. The velocity response spectrum at the concrete slab next to HFIR vessel as a result of the impact is also obtained. The maximum spectral velocity is approximately 10 in/sec. It is approximately equal to the maximum magnitude of the Oak Ridge velocity spectrum formulated recently with 0.26g peak ground acceleration and 5% damping. However, the peak ground acceleration that is associated with the impact generated response spectrum curve can be as much as 20g. The high frequency acceleration waves are generated in impact problems. It is concluded that the damage caused by heavy load drop at loading station is controlled by the slab damage. The damage of slab will not be severe enough to cause the leakage of pool water.

Chang, S.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Research Reactors Div.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of oil drops containing Lactobacillus salivarius WB21 on periodontal health and oral microbiota producing volatile sulfur compounds  

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The objective of this paper is to evaluate the effects of oil drops containing Lactobacillus salivarius WB21 on periodontal health and oral microbiota producing volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs). For this study, 42 subjects were randomly assigned to receive oil samples containing L. salivarius WB21 or a placebo for two weeks. Oral assessment and saliva collection were performed on days 1 and 15. Bacterial analysis was performed using the real-time polymerase chain reaction and terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP). In both the experimental and placebo groups, the average probing depth, number of periodontal pockets, and the percentage of bleeding on probing (BOP) decreased while stimulated salivary flow increased on day 15. BOP was reduced in the experimental group compared with the placebo group (P = 0.010). In the experimental group, total bacterial numbers decreased, and the number of L. salivarius increased. The number of Prevotella intermedia, which is correlated with hydrogen sulfide concentration in mouth air, increased in the placebo group and did not change in the experimental group. T-RFLP analysis found that the peak area proportions representing Porphyromonas gingivalis, P. intermedia, Tannerella forsythensis, and Fusobacterium nucleatum decreased in the experimental group, although there was no significant change in the bacterial composition. Thus we observed oil drops containing L. salivarius WB21 improved BOP and inhibited the reproduction of total and VSC-producing periodontopathic bacteria compared with the placebo group, but also showed the limit of its efficacy in controlling VSCs producing and periodontal pathogens.

Nao Suzuki; Kazunari Tanabe; Toru Takeshita; Masahiro Yoneda; Tomoyuki Iwamoto; Sueko Oshiro; Yoshihisa Yamashita; Takao Hirofuji

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correct Use of the Lifshitz-Slyosov-Wagner Expression for the Calculation of the Average Radius of an Oil-In-Water (o/w) Emulsion Subject to Coalescence  

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The analytic expression proposed by Lifshitz-Slyozov and Wagner (LSW theory) for the linear variation of the cube average radius (R3) of an emulsion as function of time (t) is commonly used to appraise the effect of Ostwald ripening. However, we proved here both experimentally and theoretically that such approach is incorrect in those cases in which the coalescence of the drops cannot be prevented. In this event, the expression of LSW should be corrected in order to account for the actual average radius of the emulsion at each time, and instead of the radius predicted by the equations of LSW without consideration of the coalescence process.

Kareem Rahn-Chique; German Urbina-Villalba

2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Correct Use of the Lifshitz-Slyosov-Wagner Expression for the Calculation of the Average Radius of an Oil-In-Water (o/w) Emulsion Subject to Coalescence  

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The analytic expression proposed by Lifshitz-Slyozov and Wagner (LSW theory) for the linear variation of the cube average radius (R3) of an emulsion as function of time (t) is commonly used to appraise the effect of Ostwald ripening. However, we proved here both experimentally and theoretically that such approach is incorrect in those cases in which the coalescence of the drops cannot be prevented. In this event, the expression of LSW should be corrected in order to account for the actual average radius of the emulsion at each time, and instead of the radius predicted by the equations of LSW without consideration of the coalescence process.

Kareem Rahn-Chique; German Urbina-Villalba

2015-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of a potential drop of a shipping cask, a waste container, and a bare fuel assembly during waste-handling operations; Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project  

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This study investigates the effects of potential drops of a typical shipping cask, waste container, and bare fuel assembly during waste-handling operations at the prospective Yucca Mountain Repository. The waste-handling process (one stage, no consolidation configuration) is examined to estimate the maximum loads imposed on typical casks and containers as they are handled by various pieces of equipment during waste-handling operations. Maximum potential drop heights for casks and containers are also evaluated for different operations. A nonlinear finite-element model is employed to represent a hybrid spent fuel container subject to drop heights of up to 30 ft onto a reinforced concrete floor. The impact stress, strain, and deformation are calculated, and compared to the failure criteria to estimate the limiting (maximum permissible) drop height for the waste container. A typical Westinghouse 17 {times} 17 PWR fuel assembly is analyzed by a simplified model to estimate the energy absorption by various parts of the fuel assembly during a 30 ft drop, and to determine the amount of kinetic energy in a fuel pin at impact. A nonlinear finite-element analysis of an individual fuel pin is also performed to estimate the amount of fuel pellet fracture due to impact. This work was completed on May 1990.

Wu, C.L.; Lee, J.; Lu, D.L.; Jardine, L.J. [Bechtel National, Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Radius and Nuclear Forces  

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The difference between the radius of the nuclear matter distribution and the nuclear force radius, RN?1.4A13×10-13 cm, for heavy nuclei (A>100) is interpreted as a consequence of the finite range of nuclear forces. Assuming that the nuclear matter distribution coincides with the charge distribution as determined at Stanford (RC=1.12A13×10-13 cm is the distance at which the charge density falls to one half value) we sum up the nuclear interactions of an incident nucleon for various proposed internucleon potentials, V(r). We also evaluate contributions from the spin, charge, and matter polarizations induced in the nuclear distributions by the incident nucleon as a test of the convergence of these calculations. The aim here is to infer some features of nuclear forces which satisfy saturation requirements and at the same time give rise to an appreciable nuclear attraction for an incident nucleon at RN. Analyses of the scattering of neutrons and protons by heavy nuclei suggest a nuclear attraction ?14 Mev at a distance RN.These considerations are primarily sensitive to the long range behavior of the direct, central part of V(r). The key point which emerges from them is that the nuclear forces must contain long range (~ meson Compton wavelength) direct, central attractions which will be felt by an incident nucleon at RN before the shorter range repulsions (hard cores, many-body forces, or exchange interactions), which are responsible for saturation, become effective. Such interactions can be constructed phenomenologically, but are not found in recent meson-theoretically deduced potentials.

S. D. Drell

1955-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Radius and...  

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also of particle mass (or, equivalently, dry radius) to account for influences of surface tension (Kelvin effect). Here simple expressions are presented for the dependence...

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The influence of return bends on the downstream pressure drop and condensation heat transfer in tubes  

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The influence of return bends on the downstream pressure drop and heat transfer coefficient of condensing refrigerant R-12 was studied experimentally. Flow patterns in glass return bends of 1/2 to 1 in. radius and 0.315 ...

Traviss, Donald P.

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of accretion on the measurement of neutron star mass and radius in the low-mass X-ray binary 4U 1608-52  

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Spectral measurements of thermonuclear (type-I) X-ray bursts from low mass X-ray binaries have been used to measure neutron star (NS) masses and radii. A number of systematic issues affect such measurements and have raised concerns as to the robustness of the methods. We present analysis of the X-ray emission from bursts observed from 4U 1608-52 at various persistent fluxes. We find a strong dependence of the burst properties on the flux and spectral hardness of the persistent emission before burst. Bursts occurring during the low-accretion rate (hard) state exhibit evolution of the black body normalisation consistent with the theoretical predictions of NS atmosphere models. However, bursts occurring during the high-accretion rate (soft) state show roughly constant normalisation, which is inconsistent with the NS atmosphere models and therefore these bursts cannot be easily used to determine NS parameters. We analyse the hard-state burst to put the lower limit on the neutron star radius in 4U 1608-52 of 13 km...

Poutanen, Juri; Kajava, Jari J E; Latvala, Outi-Marja; Galloway, Duncan; Kuulkers, Erik; Suleimanov, Valery

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Administrative Policy: Drop/Add Policy Page 1 of 1  

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Administrative Policy: Drop/Add Policy Page 1 of 1 Governance & Policies Effective: October 1997 Administrative Policy DROP/ADD POLICY Approved: October 1997 Revised: 2002; 2004; June 8, 2011 Deans' Council. There is no automatic drop policy for nonattendance. PASSHE universities are expected to adhere to the System

Hardy, Christopher R.

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Radius Stabilization in a Supersymmetric Warped Compactification  

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A supersymmetric (SUSY) model of radius stabilization is constructed for the S^1/Z_2 warped compactifications with a hypermultiplet in five dimensions. Requiring the continuity of scalar field across the boundaries, we obtain radius stabilization preserving SUSY, realizing the SUSY extension of the Goldberger-Wise mechanism. Even if we allow discontinuities of the Z_2 odd field across the boundary, we always obtain SUSY preservation but obtain the radius stabilization only when the discontinuity is fixed by other mechanism.

Minoru Eto; Nobuhito Maru; Norisuke Sakai

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical dispersion of water drops suspended in hydrocarbons  

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The effects of alternating (50 Hz) and direct current fields on drops of distilled water in a nonpolar hydrocarbon medium were examined.

G. M. Panchenkov; V. V. Papko; V. Ya. Baranov

1968-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Analysis of Microscopic Ohmic Drop Effects on Steady-State and Transient Voltammetry at the Disk Microelectrode: A Quasi-Conformal Mapping Modeling and Simulation  

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It has been shown that microscopic distributions of electric potential and current density at a disk microelectrode affect the voltammetric waves at different degrees across the electrode surface due to the variation of elementary resistances and elementary current fluxes over the electrode surface which leads to nonlinear effects that have not been discussed in existing theoretical treatments of ohmic drop at microelectrodes. ... Thus where ? is the conductivity of the medium; cl is a current line issued from an elementary surface element of area ds1 located onto the microelectrode surface; dl is the differential length along this current line cl; ds is the elementary area of the cross-section (i.e., made along electrical isopotentials) of the current tube issued from the elementary surface ds1 at any value of l (l = 0 on the electrode surface and l ? ? when the reference equipotential is reached). ... All differential ring elements act in parallel and the overall resistance of the system of parallel resistances is given by: ...

Christian Amatore; Alexander Oleinick; Irina Svir

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetically focused liquid drop radiator  

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A magnetically focused liquid drop radiator for application in rejecting energy from a spacecraft, characterized by a magnetizable liquid or slurry disposed in operative relationship within the liquid droplet generator and its fluid delivery system, in combination with magnetic means disposed in operative relationship around a liquid droplet collector of the LDR. The magnetic means are effective to focus streams of droplets directed from the generator toward the collector, thereby to assure that essentially all of the droplets are directed into the collector, even though some of the streams may be misdirected as they leave the generator. The magnetic focusing means is also effective to suppress splashing of liquid when the droplets impinge on the collector.

Botts, T.E.; Powell, J.R.; Lenard, R.

1984-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Radius stabilization in a supersymmetric warped compactification  

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A supersymmetric (SUSY) model of radius stabilization is constructed for the S{sup 1}/Z{sub 2} warped compactifications with a hypermultiplet in five dimensions. Requiring the continuity of scalar field across the boundaries, we obtain radius stabilization preserving SUSY, realizing the SUSY extension of the Goldberger-Wise mechanism. Even if we allow discontinuity of the Z{sub 2} odd field across the boundary, we always obtain SUSY preservation but obtain the radius stabilization only when the discontinuity is fixed by other mechanisms.

Eto, Minoru; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Maru, Nobuhito [Theoretical Physics Laboratory, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A new model of cloud drop distribution that simulates the observed drop  

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A new model of cloud drop distribution that simulates the observed drop A new model of cloud drop distribution that simulates the observed drop clustering: effect of clustering on extinction coefficient estimates Knyazikhin, Yuri Boston University Marshak, Alexander NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Larsen, Michael Michigan Technological University Wiscombe, Warren BNL/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Category: Modeling Cloud droplet size distribution is one of the most fundamental subjects in cloud physics. Understanding of spatial distribution and small-scale fluctuations of cloud droplets is essential for both cloud physics and atmospheric radiation. For cloud physics, it relates to the coalescence growth of raindrops while for radiation, it has a strong impact on a cloud's radiative properties. We have developed new size dependent models

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Bird dropping research continues apace  

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... otherwise of bird droppings' seem unaware that this is of major economic importance to the power industry. High-voltage ... industry. High-voltage transmission ...

DAVID C. JOLLY

1986-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron drops and neutron pairing energy  

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The ground state energy of a six-neutron drop is computed with variational and Green’s function Monte Carlo methods using the Argonne v18 two-nucleon and the Urbana three-nucleon potentials. Combined with earlier results from investigations of the drops 8n and 7n, this energy gives a 1p-shell pairing energy of (1.8±0.4) MeV. The generalized Skyrme effective interaction discussed in the earlier work is applied to these nuclei by calculating, for the open-shell drops 7n and 6n, the matrix elements of the Skyrme t matrix directly for the states involved. The pairing energy obtained is 1.50 MeV, in reasonable agreement with the accurate calculations.

A. Smerzi; D. G. Ravenhall; V. R. Pandharipande

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear buckling analyses of a small-radius carbon nanotube  

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Carbon nanotube (CNT) was first discovered by Sumio Iijima. It has aroused extensive attentions of scholars from all over the world. Over the past two decades, we have acquired a lot of methods to synthesize carbon nanotubes and learn their many incredible mechanical properties such as experimental methods, theoretical analyses, and computer simulations. However, the studies of experiments need lots of financial, material, and labor resources. The calculations will become difficult and time-consuming, and the calculations may be even beyond the realm of possibility when the scale of simulations is large, as for computer simulations. Therefore, it is necessary for us to explore a reasonable continuum model, which can be applied into nano-scale. This paper attempts to develop a mathematical model of a small-radius carbon nanotube based on continuum theory. An Isotropic circular cross-section, Timoshenko beam model is used as a simplified mechanical model for the small-radius carbon nanotube. Theoretical part is mainly based on modified couple stress theory to obtain the numerical solutions of buckling deformation. Meanwhile, the buckling behavior of the small radius carbon nanotube is simulated by Molecular Dynamics method. By comparing with the numerical results based on modified couple stress theory, the dependence of the small-radius carbon nanotube mechanical behaviors on its elasticity constants, small-size effect, geometric nonlinearity, and shear effect is further studied, and an estimation of the small-scale parameter of a CNT (5, 5) is obtained.

Liu, Ning, E-mail: liuxiao@ase.buaa.edu.cn; Li, Min; Jia, Jiao [School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100091 (China); Wang, Yong-Gang [Department of Applied Mechanics, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083 (China)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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An Experimental Investigaton of the Effect of Oil on Convective Heat Trasfer and Pressure Drop of a HFC-32/HRC-125 Mixture  

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The heat transfer coefficients and pressure drops of HCFC-22 and a 50% mass mixture of HFC-32/HFC-125 were experimentally measured under flow boiling conditions in a smooth tube. The refrigerants were flowed through an 8 mm diameter smooth tube...

McJimsey, Bert Ashford

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PICARD SOL, a new ground-based facility for long-term solar radius measurements: first results  

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PICARD SOL, a new ground-based facility for long-term solar radius measurements: first results M solar radius measured in space and on ground and to better understand and calibrate atmospheric effects observations and corrections for atmospheric refraction, first estimates of the mean solar radius at the five

Boyer, Edmond

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Grout Long Radius Flow Testing to Support Saltstone Disposal Unit 6 Design - 13352  

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The Saltstone Facility, located within the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina, consists of two facility segments: The Saltstone Production Facility (SPF) and the Saltstone Disposal Facility (SDF). The SPF receives decontaminated legacy low level sodium salt waste solution that is a byproduct of prior nuclear material processing. The salt solution is mixed with cementitious materials to form a grout slurry known as 'Saltstone'. The grout is pumped to the SDF where it is placed in a Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) to solidify. SDU 6 is referred to as a 'mega vault' and is currently in the design stage. The conceptual design for SDU 6 is a single cell, cylindrical geometry approximately 114.3 meters in diameter by 13.1 meter high and is larger than previous cylindrical SDU designs, 45.7 meters in diameter by 7.01 meters high (30 million gallons versus 2.9 million gallons of capacity). Saltstone slurry will be pumped into the new waste disposal unit through roof openings at a projected flow rate of about 34.1 cubic meters per hour. Nine roof openings are included in the design to discharge material into the SDU with an estimated grout pour radius of 22.9 to 24.4 meters and initial drop height of 13.1 meters. The conceptual design for the new SDU does not include partitions to limit the pour radius of the grout slurry during placement other than introducing material from different pour points. This paper addresses two technical issues associated with the larger diameter of SDU 6; Saltstone flow distance in a tank 114.3 meters in diameter and quality of the grout. A long-radius flow test scaled to match the velocity of an advancing grout front was designed to address these technology gaps. The emphasis of the test was to quantify the flow distance and to collect samples to evaluate cured properties including compressive strength, porosity, density, and saturated hydraulic conductivity. Two clean cap surrogate mixes (Saltstone premix plus water) were designed to simulate slurry with the reference Saltstone rheology and a Saltstone with extra water from the process flushing operation. Long-radius flow tests were run using approximately 4.6 cubic meters of each of these mixes. In both tests the pump rate was 0.063 liters/second (1 gpm). A higher pump rate, 0.19 liters/second (3 gpm), was used in a third long-radius flow test. The angle of repose of the grout wedges increased as a function of time in all three tests. The final angles of repose were measured at 3.0 deg., 2.4 deg., and 0.72 deg.. The pump rate had the largest effect on the radial flow distance and slope of the grout surface. The slope on the pour placed at 0.19 liters/second (3 gpm) was most representative of the slope on the grout currently being pumped into SDU 2 which is estimated to be 0.7 deg. to 0.9 deg. The final grout heights at 1/3 of a meter from the discharge point were 115, 105, and 38 cm. Entrapped air (? 0.25 cm bubbles) was also observed in all of the mixes. The entrapped air appeared to be released from the flows within about 3.1 meters (10 feet) of the discharge point. The bleed water was clear but had a thin layer of floating particulates. The bleed water should be retrievable by a drain water collection system in SDU 6 assuming the system does not get clogged. Layering was observed and was attributed to intervals when the hopper was being cleaned. Heat from the hydration reactions was noticeable to the touch. (authors)

Stefanko, D.B.; Langton, C.A.; Serrato, M.G. [Savannah River National Laboratory, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)] [Savannah River National Laboratory, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States); Brooks, T.E. II; Huff, T.H. [Savannah River Remediation, LLC, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)] [Savannah River Remediation, LLC, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental disaster or just a drop in the bucket: Texas scientists on the real effects of the Deewater Horizon oil spill  

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Winter 2011 tx H2O 3 or just a drop in thebucket?Texas scientists on the real e#31;ects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 4 tx H2O Winter 2011 Environmental Disaster Continued What if gasoline pumped into cars, seafood eaten at restaurants... but forgo#27;en as the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon MC#31;#30;#31; drilling platform sank into its waters. A crude awakening Like any large oil spill, this one took its toll in many ways. Eleven BP employees on the rig died in the explosion...

Lee, Leslie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental disaster or just a drop in the bucket?: Texas scientists on the real effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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Winter 2011 tx H2O 3 or just a drop in thebucket?Texas scientists on the real e#31;ects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 4 tx H2O Winter 2011 Environmental Disaster Continued What if gasoline pumped into cars, seafood eaten at restaurants... but forgo#27;en as the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon MC#31;#30;#31; drilling platform sank into its waters. A crude awakening Like any large oil spill, this one took its toll in many ways. Eleven BP employees on the rig died in the explosion...

Lee, Leslie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fragmentation of hot classical drops  

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Time evolution of hot drops of matter containing ?230 or ?130 particles is studied by classical molecular dynamics. Initially, the drops have uniform density and a sharp surface. The chosen initial conditions include three values of density and a range of temperatures wide enough to study the phenomena of evaporation, fragmentation, and total vaporization in a unified fashion. The average density and temperature of central matter is measured periodically to obtain trajectories of the evolution in the ?,T plane. These trajectories indicate that the matter expands almost adiabatically until it reaches the region of adiabatic instabilities. Density inhomogeneities develop in this region, but the matter fragments only if the expansion continues to average densities of less than one-fourth the liquid density, otherwise it recondenses into a single blob. The recondensed matter and fragments have very crooked surfaces. If the temperature is high enough, the expanding matter does not enter the region of adiabatic instabilities and totally vaporizes. For initial densities of the order of equilibrium density, matter does not fragment or develop large inhomogeneities in the region enclosed by the isothermal and adiabatic spinodals. Thus it appears unlikely that fragmentation of small drops (nuclei) can be used to study the isothermal critical region of gas-liquid phase transition. A detailed tabulation of the energies and number of monomers, dimers, light, and heavy fragments emitted in each event is presented.

A. Vicentini; G. Jacucci; V. R. Pandharipande

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Better Drop to Drink | EMSL  

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A Better Drop to Drink A Better Drop to Drink Method for creating nanoparticle heavy-metal sorbents saves water--literally Using magnetic sorbent materials to overcome limitations...

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New Physics and the Proton Radius Problem  

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Background: The recent disagreement between the proton charge radius extracted from Lamb shift measurements of muonic and electronic hydrogen invites speculation that new physics may be to blame. Several proposals have been made for new particles that account for both the Lamb shift and the muon anomalous moment discrepancies. Purpose: We explore the possibility that new particles' couplings to the muon can be fine-tuned to account for all experimental constraints. Method: We consider two fine-tuned models, the first involving new particles with scalar and pseudoscalar couplings, and the second involving new particles with vector and axial couplings. The couplings are constrained by the Lamb shift and muon magnetic moments measurements while mass constraints are obtained by kaon decay rate data. Results: For the scalar-pseudoscalar model, masses between 100 to 200 MeV are not allowed. For the vector model, masses below about 200 MeV are not allowed. The strength of the couplings for both models approach that of electrodynamics for particle masses of about 2 GeV. Conclusions: New physics with fine tuned couplings may be entertained as a possible explanation for the Lamb shift discrepancy.

Carl E. Carlson, Benjamin C. Rislow

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Material based splashing of water drops  

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The splashing of a water drop is a fascinating phenomenon that results from a variety of complex interactions between the drop and the material it impacts. In general, the distribution of droplets of a splash depends on the drop size and velocity; the ...

K. Garg; G. Krishnan; Shree K. Nayar

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Why students drop out CS1 course?  

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This study focuses on CS minor students' decisions to drop out from the CS1 course. The high level of drop out percentage has been a problem at Helsinki University of Technology for many years. This course has yearly enrolment of 500-600 students and ... Keywords: CS1, drop out reasons, non-major CS students

Päivi Kinnunen; Lauri Malmi

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The core pressure drop characteristics in a CANDU 6 reactor  

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The core pressure drop characteristics in a CANDU 6 have been examined to reveal the mechanism inducing the difference in the core pressure drop among four passages. The general characteristics for the inlet header temperature and core pressure drop are deduced from the measured data of CANDU 6 NPPs. The passages, which are connected to the purification system, are shown to have a larger core pressure drop and lower inlet header temperature compared with other passages in a loop. The temperature difference among four inlet headers has been analytically obtained by considering the effect of the purification system and verified by the measured data of CANDU 6 NPPs. The relationship between the inlet header temperature and core pressure drop has been secured from the magnetite transport mechanism in a CANDU 6. The analytical computations for a CANDU 6 NPP have revealed that the core pressure drop difference among four passages is largely dependent on the single phase friction factor rather than the mass flow rate in a passage. The calculated single phase friction factors are in accord with the magnetite deposition characteristics derived from the difference in the inlet header temperature.

Jun Ho Bae; Jong Yeob Jung

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The muonic hydrogen Lamb shift and the proton radius  

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We obtain a model independent expression for the muonic hydrogen Lamb shift up to $\\mathcal O (m_\\mu \\alpha^6, m_\\mu \\alpha^5 \\frac{m_\\mu^2}{m_\\rho^2})$. The hadronic effects are controlled by the chiral theory, which allows for their model independent determination. We give their complete expression including the pion and Delta particles. Out of this analysis and the experimental measurement of the muonic hydrogen Lamb shift we determine the electromagnetic proton radius: $r_p$=0.8412(15) fm. This number is at 6.8$\\sigma$ variance with respect to the CODATA value. The parametric control of the uncertainties allows us to obtain a model independent determination of the error, which is dominated by hadronic effects.

Clara Peset

2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The muonic hydrogen Lamb shift and the proton radius  

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We obtain a model independent expression for the muonic hydrogen Lamb shift up to $\\mathcal O (m_\\mu \\alpha^6, m_\\mu \\alpha^5 \\frac{m_\\mu^2}{m_\\rho^2})$. The hadronic effects are controlled by the chiral theory, which allows for their model independent determination. We give their complete expression including the pion and Delta particles. Out of this analysis and the experimental measurement of the muonic hydrogen Lamb shift we determine the electromagnetic proton radius: $r_p$=0.8412(15) fm. This number is at 6.8$\\sigma$ variance with respect to the CODATA value. The parametric control of the uncertainties allows us to obtain a model independent determination of the error, which is dominated by hadronic effects.

Peset, Clara

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for reducing pressure drop through filters, and filter exhibiting reduced pressure drop  

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Methods for generating and applying coatings to filters with porous material in order to reduce large pressure drop increases as material accumulates in a filter, as well as the filter exhibiting reduced and/or more uniform pressure drop. The filter can be a diesel particulate trap for removing particulate matter such as soot from the exhaust of a diesel engine. Porous material such as ash is loaded on the surface of the substrate or filter walls, such as by coating, depositing, distributing or layering the porous material along the channel walls of the filter in an amount effective for minimizing or preventing depth filtration during use of the filter. Efficient filtration at acceptable flow rates is achieved.

Sappok, Alexander; Wong, Victor

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration-Induced Climbing of Drops  

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We report an experimental study of liquid drops moving against gravity, when placed on a vertically vibrating inclined plate, which is partially wetted by the drop. The frequency of vibrations ranges from 30 to 200 Hz, and, above a threshold in vibration acceleration, drops experience an upward motion. We attribute this surprising motion to the deformations of the drop, as a consequence of an up or down symmetry breaking induced by the presence of the substrate. We relate the direction of motion to contact angle measurements. This phenomenon can be used to move a drop along an arbitrary path in a plane, without special surface treatments or localized forcing.

P. Brunet; J. Eggers; R. D. Deegan

2007-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima | National Nuclear Security Administra...  

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Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima August 06, 1945 Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima Hiroshima, Japan The gun model uranium bomb, called Little Boy, is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan....

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Drop shaping by laser-pulse impact  

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We study the hydrodynamic response of a falling drop hit by a laser pulse. Combining high-speed with stroboscopic imaging we report that a millimeter-sized dyed water drop hit by a milli-Joule nanosecond laser-pulse deforms and propels forward at several meters per second, until it eventually fragments. We show that the drop motion results from the recoil momentum imparted at the drop surface by water vaporization. We measure the propulsion speed and the time-deformation law of the drop, complemented by boundary integral simulations. We explain the drop propulsion and shaping in terms of the laser pulse energy and drop surface tension. These findings are crucial for the generation of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light in lithography machines.

Klein, Alexander L; Visser, Claas Willem; Lhuissier, Henri; Sun, Chao; Snoeijer, Jacco H; Villermaux, Emmanuel; Lohse, Detlef; Gelderblom, Hanneke

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy for Dropped/Excused Assignments  

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Policy for Dropped and Excused Quizzes/Homework. • QUIZZES/HOMEWORK. On average, students can expect about 1 quiz and 3 homework assignments per

Devlin, Patrick M

2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton radius puzzle in Hamiltonian dynamics  

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Relativistic lepton-proton bound-state eigenvalue equations for Hamiltonians derived from quantum field theory using second-order renormalization group procedure for effective particles, are reducible to two-body Schroedinger eigenvalue equations with the effective Coulomb potential that exhibits a tiny sensitivity to the characteristic momentum-scale of the bound system. The scale dependence is shown to be relevant to the theoretical interpretation of precisely measured lepton-proton bound-state energy levels in terms of a 4 percent difference between the proton radii in muon-proton and electron-proton bound states.

Stanislaw D. Glazek

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraining Low-Energy Proton Capture on Beryllium-7 through Charge Radius Measurements  

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In this paper, we point out that a measurement of the charge radius of Boron-8 provides indirect access to the S-factor for radiative proton capture on Beryllium-7 at low energies. We use leading-order halo effective field theory to explore this correlation and we give a relation between the charge radius and the S-factor. Furthermore, we present important technical aspects relevant to the renormalization of pointlike P-wave interactions in the presence of a repulsive Coulomb interaction.

Emil Ryberg; Christian Forssén; H. -W. Hammer; Lucas Platter

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Condensation on Surface Energy Gradient Shifts Drop Size Distribution toward Small Drops  

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Condensation on Surface Energy Gradient Shifts Drop Size Distribution toward Small Drops Ashley M condensation from vapor onto a cooled surface, distributions of drops evolve by nucleation, growth is condensed onto a horizontally oriented surface that has been treated by silanization to deliver either

Daniel, Susan

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Liquid drop effects in subbarrier transfer reactions  

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Reaction products from a multitude of binary channels are observed to emerge at large c.m. angles at subbarrier energies for the {sup 50}Ti {plus} {sup 93}Nb system. The energy spectra of these products and the distance where they first emerge indicate that these reaction products result from the neck which is formed outside the Coulomb barrier. 9 refs., 5 figs.

Kim, H.J.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Supply Radius Optimized with Fuzzy Geometric Program in Substation  

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An optimization is made in this paper by means of classical geometric programming and geometric programming under the fuzzy environment, although the optimization is complicated in an economical radius for power ...

Bing-Yuan Cao

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grid Security Gateway on RADIUS and Packet Filter  

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RADIUS specified by RFC2865 and RFC2866 is used widely for remote dial-in user authentication and authorization. Packet filter such as Linux Netfilter is a primary toolkit to develop firewall or intrusion detecti...

Jing Cao; BingLiang Lou

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Potato Radius: a Lower Minimum Size for Dwarf Planets  

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Gravitational and electronic forces produce a correlation between the mass and shape of objects in the universe. For example, at an average radius of ~ 200 km - 300 km, the icy moons and rocky asteroids of our Solar System transition from a rounded potato shape to a sphere. We derive this potato-to-sphere transition radius -- or "potato radius" -- from first principles. Using the empirical potato radii of asteroids and icy moons, we derive a constraint on the yield strength of these bodies during their formative years when their shapes were determined. Our proposed ~ 200 km potato radius for icy moons would substantially increase the number of trans-Neptunian objects classified as dwarf planets.

Lineweaver, Charles H

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure recovery in a radiused sudden expansion Barton L. Smith  

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Pressure recovery in a radiused sudden expansion Barton L. Smith Abstract Experiments on a steady were motivated by a similar study for oscillatory flow in the same geometry. Smith and Swift (2003

Smith, Barton L.

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Superheated water drops in hot oil  

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Drops of water at room temperature were released in hot oil, which had a temperature higher than that of the boiling point of water. Initially, the drop temperature increases slowly mainly due to heat transfer diffusion; convective heat transfer is small because the motion takes place at a small Reynolds number. Once the drop reaches the bottom of the container, it sticks to the surface with a certain contact angle. Then, a part of the drop vaporizes: the nucleation point may appear at the wall, the interface or the bulk of the drop. The vapor expands inside the drop and deforms its interface. The way in which the vapor expands, either smooth or violent, depends on the location of the nucleation point and oil temperature. Furthermore, for temperatures close to the boiling point of water, the drops are stable (overheated); the vaporization does not occur spontaneously but it may be triggered with an external perturbation. In this case the growth of the vapor bubble is rather violent. Many visualization for dif...

Soto, Enrique; Belmonte, Andrew

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complementizer Drop And IP Complementation in Japanese  

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The main purpose of the present paper is to provide a principled account for a phenomenon called "Complementizer Drop" in the dialects of Japanese and its related phenomena in teens of the head-raising approach without ...

Fukuda, Minoru

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Radius of Cloud Droplets Derived from Ground-based...  

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Efficacy of Aerosol - Cloud Interactions under Varying Meteorological Conditions Byung-Gon Kim, @ Mark Miller, Stephen Schwartz, Yangang Liu, Qilong Min % Kangnung National...

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Symmetric and Asymmetric Coalescence of Drops on a Substrate J. F. Hernandez-Sanchez, L. A. Lubbers, A. Eddi, and J. H. Snoeijer  

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of raindrops or sprays, inkjet printing, or stability of foams and emulsions [1­4]. The initial stages liquid bridge connects the two drops and the bridge grows rapidly with time. Depending on the viscosity of the liquid, the radius of the bridge grows as r $ t (high viscosity) [5­8], or r $ t1=2 (low viscosity

Snoeijer, Jacco

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Accelerated drop detachment in granular suspensions  

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We experimentally study the detachment of drops of granular suspensions using a density matched model suspension with varying volume fraction ({\\phi} = 15% to 55%) and grain diameter (d = 20 {\\mu}m to 140 {\\mu}m). We show that at the beginning of the detachment process, the suspensions behave as an effective fluid. The detachment dynamics in this regime can be entirely described by the shear viscosity of the suspension. At later stages of the detachment the dynamics become independent of the volume fraction and are found to be identical to the dynamics of the interstitial fluid. Surprisingly, visual observation reveals that at this stage particles are still present in the neck. We suspect rearrangements of particles to locally free the neck of grains, causing the observed dynamics. Close to the final pinch off, the detachment of the suspensions is further accelerated, compared to the dynamics of pure interstitial fluid. This acceleration might be due to the fact that the neck diameter gets of the order of magnitude of the size of the grains and a continuous thinning of the liquid thread is not possible any more. The crossover between the different detachment regimes is function of the grain size and the initial volume fraction. We characterize the overall acceleration as a function of the grain size and volume fraction.

Claire Bonnoit; Thibault Bertrand; Éric Clément; Anke Lindner

2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved precision on the radius of the nearby super-Earth 55 Cnc e  

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We report on new transit photometry for the super-Earth 55 Cnc e obtained with Warm Spitzer/IRAC at 4.5 microns. An individual analysis of these new data leads to a planet radius of 2.21-0.16+0.15 Rearth, in good agreement with the values previously derived from the MOST and Spitzer transit discovery data. A global analysis of both Spitzer transit time-series improves the precision on the radius of the planet at 4.5 microns to 2.20+-0.12 Rearth. We also performed an independent analysis of the MOST data, paying particular attention to the influence of the systematic effects of instrumental origin on the derived parameters and errors by including them in a global model instead of performing a preliminary detrending-filtering processing. We deduce from this reanalysis of MOST data an optical planet radius of 2.04+-0.15 Rearth that is consistent with our Spitzer infrared radius. Assuming the achromaticity of the transit depth, we performed a global analysis combining Spitzer and MOST data that results in a plane...

Gillon, M; Benneke, B; Valencia, D; Deming, D; Seager, S; Lovis, C; Mayor, M; Pepe, F; Queloz, D; Segransan, Damien; Udry, S

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotational Corrections to Neutron-Star Radius Measurements from Thermal Spectra  

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We calculate the rotational broadening in the observed thermal spectra of neutron stars spinning at moderate rates in the Hartle-Thorne approximation. These calculations accurately account for the effects of the second-order Doppler boosts as well as for the oblate shapes and the quadrupole moments of the neutron stars. We find that fitting the spectra and inferring the bolometric fluxes under the assumption that a star is not rotating causes an underestimate of the inferred fluxes and, thus, radii. The correction depends on the stellar spin, radius, and observer's inclination. For a 10 km neutron star spinning at 600 Hz, the rotational correction to the flux is ~1-4%, while for a 15 km neutron star with the same spin period, the correction ranges from 2% for pole-on sources to 12% for edge-on sources. We calculate the inclination-averaged corrections to inferred radii as a function of the neutron-star radius and mass and provide an empirical formula for the corrections. For realistic neutron star parameters (1.4 M$_\\odot$, 12 km, 600 Hz), the stellar radius is on the order of 4% larger than the radius inferred under the assumption that the star is not spinning.

Michi Baubock; Feryal Ozel; Dimitrios Psaltis; Sharon M. Morsink

2014-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental bound on the charge radius of the electron neutrino  

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A limit on the electron-neutrino charge radius |r| is derived from a measurement of the weak-neutral-current vector coupling constant gV obtained in electron-neutrino electron elastic scattering. The 90%-confidence interval for gV is -0.177radius is in the range -2.74×10-32radius, and is the same order of magnitude as bounds for ?? structure.

R. C. Allen; H. H. Chen; P. J. Doe; R. Hausammann; W. P. Lee; X. -Q. Lu; H. J. Mahler; M. E. Potter; K. C. Wang; T. J. Bowles; R. L. Burman; R. D. Carlini; D. R. F. Cochran; J. S. Frank; E. Piasetzky; V. D. Sandberg; D. A. Krakauer; R. L. Talaga

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Accuracy of Contact Angle Measurements for Sessile Drops on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces  

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Gravity-induced sagging can amplify variations in goniometric measurements of the contact angles of sessile drops on super-liquid-repellent surfaces. The very large value of the effective contact angle leads to increased ...

Srinivasan, Siddarth

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Drop-In Biofuels to Drop-In Biofuels to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on AddThis.com... More in this section... Biobutanol Drop-In Biofuels Methanol P-Series Renewable Natural Gas xTL Fuels Drop-In Biofuels Drop-in biofuels are hydrocarbon fuels substantially similar to gasoline, diesel, or jet fuels. These fuels can be made from a variety of biomass feedstocks including crop residues, woody biomass, dedicated energy crops,

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Disassembly of hot classical charged drops  

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The disassembly of hot classical charged drops containing ?230 and 130 particles is studied with the molecular dynamics method. The strength of the Coulomb repulsion is chosen so that these drops have a binding energy formula similar to that of nuclei. The phase diagram of neutral matter, obtained by switching off the Coulomb force, is also similar to that of nuclear matter. In addition to the total-vaporization, fragmentation, and evaporation modes of the disassembly of neutral drops, the charged drops also break by multiple and binary fission. The liquid-gas phase transition plays an important role in the multiple fission of expanding charged liquid drops. There also appears to be a window in the initial conditions in which binary fission followed by a density oscillation is the dominant mode of breakup. The multiple and binary fission breakups are due to the Coulomb forces, and they yield more massive clusters with relatively few small clusters with ?10 particles. The higher energy fragmentation and total vaporization modes are not significantly influenced by the Coulomb forces. They are primarily due to the liquid-gas transition, and their yields decrease almost monotonically with the number of particles in the cluster.

R. J. Lenk and V. R. Pandharipande

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrations of Sessile Drops of Soft Hydrogels  

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Sessile drops of soft hydrogels were vibrated vertically by subjecting them to a mechanically induced Gaussian white noise. Power spectra of the surface fluctuation of the gel allowed identification of its resonant frequency that decreases with their mass, but increases with its shear modulus. The principal resonant frequencies of the spheroidal modes of the gel of shear moduli ranging from 55 Pa to 290 Pa were closest to the lowest Rayleigh mode of vibration of a drop of pure water. These observations coupled with the fact that the resonance frequency varies inversely as the square root of the mass in all cases suggest that they primarily correspond to the capillary (or a pseudo-capillary) mode of drop vibration. The contact angles of the gel drops also increase with the modulus of the gel. When the resonance frequencies are corrected for the wetting angles, and plotted against the fundamental frequency scale (gamma/mu)^0.5, all the data collapse nicely on a single plot provided that the latter is shifted by a shear modulus dependent factor (1+mu.L/gamma). A length scale L, independent of both the modulus and the mass of the drop emerges from such a fit.

Aditi Chakrabarti; Manoj K. Chaudhury

2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Greenpass RADIUS Tools for Delegated Authorization in Wireless Networks  

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, New Hampshire June 3, 2004 Examining Committee: ____________________________ Sean Smith (chair. Folt Dean of Graduate Studies #12;#12;ii Abstract* Dartmouth's Greenpass project extends how public key cryptography can be used to secure the wireless LAN with a RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service

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Drops, Slugs, and FloodingDrops, Slugs, and Flooding in PEM Fuel Cellsin PEM Fuel Cells  

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Drops, Slugs, and FloodingDrops, Slugs, and Flooding in PEM Fuel Cellsin PEM Fuel Cells A Study Fuel CellBackground: PEM Fuel Cell Graphic by Marc Marshall, Schatz Energy Research Center http ProjectDrag Project SetupSetup MFC (H2, N2 Inputs) Bubbler Current Humidity Sensor Modified PEM Fuel Cell

Petta, Jason

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Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids  

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Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids. The present invention includes the use of two closely spaced transducers, or one transducer and a closely spaced reflector plate, to form an interferometer suitable for ultrasonic characterization of droplet-size and smaller samples without the need for a container. The droplet is held between the interferometer elements, whose distance apart may be adjusted, by surface tension. The surfaces of the interferometer elements may be readily cleansed by a stream of solvent followed by purified air when it is desired to change samples. A single drop of liquid is sufficient for high-quality measurement. Examples of samples which may be investigated using the apparatus and method of the present invention include biological specimens (tear drops; blood and other body fluid samples; samples from tumors, tissues, and organs; secretions from tissues and organs; snake and bee venom, etc.) for diagnostic evaluation, samples in forensic investigations, and detection of drugs in small quantities.

Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and pressure drop for air flow through enhanced passages  

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An extensive experimental investigation was carried out to determine the pressure drop and heat transfer characteristics for laminar, transitional and turbulent flow of air through a smooth passage and twenty-three enhanced passages. The internal surfaces of all enhanced passages had spirally shaped geometries; these included fluted, finned/ribbed and indented surfaces. The Reynolds number (Re) was varied between 400 and 50000. The effect of heat transfer (wall cooling or fluid heating) on pressure drop is most significant within the transition region; the recorded pressure drop with heat transfer is much higher than that without heat transfer. The magnitude of this effect depends markedly on the average surface temperature and, to a lesser extent, on the geometric characteristics of the enhanced surfaces. When the pressure drop data are reduced as values of the Fanning friction factor(f), the results are about the same with and without heat transfer for turbulent flow, with moderate differences in the laminar and transition regions.

Obot, N.T.; Esen, E.B.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and pressure drop for air flow through enhanced passages. Final report  

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An extensive experimental investigation was carried out to determine the pressure drop and heat transfer characteristics for laminar, transitional and turbulent flow of air through a smooth passage and twenty-three enhanced passages. The internal surfaces of all enhanced passages had spirally shaped geometries; these included fluted, finned/ribbed and indented surfaces. The Reynolds number (Re) was varied between 400 and 50000. The effect of heat transfer (wall cooling or fluid heating) on pressure drop is most significant within the transition region; the recorded pressure drop with heat transfer is much higher than that without heat transfer. The magnitude of this effect depends markedly on the average surface temperature and, to a lesser extent, on the geometric characteristics of the enhanced surfaces. When the pressure drop data are reduced as values of the Fanning friction factor(f), the results are about the same with and without heat transfer for turbulent flow, with moderate differences in the laminar and transition regions.

Obot, N.T.; Esen, E.B.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA reports drop in stratospheric ozone  

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NASA reports drop in stratospheric ozone ... "I believe I have that evidence," asserts NASA's Heath, adding: "It's not the proof—that will take much more work. ... Public release of the NASA data analysis is somewhat premature, he says, because the paper has not yet been published. ...

1981-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Cylindrical Bent Crystals with Small Radius  

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To minimize the anticlastic curvature and lower the breaking risk of a sagittal bent crystal with a smaller bending radius, three types of crystal models including the stiffening ribs, the golden value and the assembly with metal were discussed in this paper. Overall structures of the models were predicted and the parameters were optimized by the finite element analysis method. Compared with the results of measurement by long-trace-profiler, theoretical calculations were in good agreed with practical tests. The single-crystal silicon strips glued on the titanium is preferred for the second crystal of the sagittal focusing monochromator at the NSRL-XAFS beamline. Because it not only minimizes the anticlastic distortion but also it achieves small radius less than one meter.

Li Zhongliang; Kang Le; Feng Liangjie; Zhao Feiyun; Xu Chaoyin [National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, Anhui (China)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron charge radius and the neutron electric form factor  

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For nearly forty years, the Galster parametrization has been employed to fit existing data for the neutron electric form factor, GEn, vs the square of the four-momentum transfer, Q2. Typically this parametrization is constrained to be consistent with experimental data for the neutron charge radius. However, we find that the Galster form does not have sufficient freedom to accommodate reasonable values of the radius without constraining or compromising the fit. In addition, the GEn data are now at sufficient precision to motivate a two-parameter fit (or three parameters if we include thermal neutron data). Here we present a modified form of a two-dipole parametrization that allows this freedom and fits both GEn (including recent data at both low and high four-momentum transfer) and the charge radius well with simple, well-defined parameters. Analysis reveals that the Galster form is essentially a two-parameter approximation to the two-dipole form but becomes degenerate if we try to extend it naturally to three parameters.

T. R. Gentile and C. B. Crawford

2011-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids  

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Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids is disclosed. The present invention includes the use of two closely spaced transducers, or one transducer and a closely spaced reflector plate, to form an interferometer suitable for ultrasonic characterization of droplet-size and smaller samples without the need for a container. The droplet is held between the interferometer elements, whose distance apart may be adjusted, by surface tension. The surfaces of the interferometer elements may be readily cleansed by a stream of solvent followed by purified air when it is desired to change samples. A single drop of liquid is sufficient for high-quality measurement. Examples of samples which may be investigated using the apparatus and method of the present invention include biological specimens (tear drops; blood and other body fluid samples; samples from tumors, tissues, and organs; secretions from tissues and organs; snake and bee venom, etc.) for diagnostic evaluation, samples in forensic investigations, and detection of drugs in small quantities. 5 figs.

Sinha, D.N.

1998-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for logging short radius horizontal drainholes  

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This patent describes an apparatus for use in logging a short radius horizontal drainhole. It comprises: a tubing string having a low portion; the lower portion of the tubing string including sensor support means therein; the lower portion of the tubing string containing openings communicating with the interior thereof in the vicinity of the sensor support means to thereby exposed the interior to the pressure and temperature conditions of the horizontal drainhole; and the lower portion of the tubing string including an end portion extending transversely of the tubing sting.

Taylor, D.E.

1991-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Delay of Light in an Optical Bottle Resonator with Nanoscale Radius Variation: Dispersionless, Broadband, and Low Loss  

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It is shown theoretically that an optical bottle resonator with a nanoscale radius variation can perform a multinanosecond long dispersionless delay of light in a nanometer-order bandwidth with minimal losses. Experimentally, a 3 mm long resonator with a 2.8 nm deep semiparabolic radius variation is fabricated from a 19???m radius silica fiber with a subangstrom precision. In excellent agreement with theory, the resonator exhibits the impedance-matched 2.58 ns (3 bytes) delay of 100 ps pulses with 0.44??dB/ns intrinsic loss. This is a miniature slow light delay line with the record large delay time, record small transmission loss, dispersion, and effective speed of light.

M. Sumetsky

2013-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlling drop coalescence using nano-engineered surfaces  

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The dynamics of drop coalescence are explored on micro-scale surface features for the first time. Drop coalescence is defined as a process by which two or more droplets, bubbles or particles merge during contact to form a ...

Corral, Manuel, Jr

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of Wind-Forced Drop Stability  

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aluminum (RA = 3.26 micrometers) floor of a tiltable wind tunnel and brought to critical conditions, when the drop begins to run downstream. Various combinations of drop size, inclination angle, and flow speed were employed. A measurement technique capable...

Schmucker, Jason

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic stabilization of interchange modes in an axisymmetric mirror by large orbit radius thermal ions  

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A dispersion functional analysis that includes the full kinetic effects of large Larmor radius thermal ions is applied to the problem of stability of an axisymmetric mirror to finite azimuthal mode number ({ital m}) interchange modes. Vlasov theory is used to describe the ions, which are imbedded in a background of fluid electrons. The dispersion functional is solved numerically, both for a trial function displacement, where only the growth rate is determined, and the general case, where both the displacement and the growth rate are determined. In the trial function case, it is found that finite Larmor radius (FLR) effects are recovered, with a significant reduction in the growth rate when ({rho}{sub {ital i}}/{ital L}){sup 2}{approx gt}{gamma}{sub MHD}/{Omega}{sub {ital i}}. In a general case, the growth rate is reduced, but not so strongly as in the trial function case. It is shown heuristically that FLR effects may be recovered from the analysis and that these effects increase with the phase-space decorrelation time of the thermal ion distribution.

Krall, J.; Seyler, C.E.; Sudan, R.N. (Laboratory of Plasma Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (US))

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic stabilization of interchange modes in an axisymmetric mirror by large orbit radius thermal ions  

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A dispersion functional analysis that includes the full kinetic effects of large Larmor radius thermal ions is applied to the problem of stability of an axisymmetric mirror to finite azimuthal mode number (m) interchange modes. Vlasov theory is used to describe the ions which are imbedded in a background of fluid electrons. The dispersion functional is solved numerically both for a trial function displacement where only the growth rate is determined and the general case where both the displacement and the growth rate are determined. In the trial function case it is found that finite Larmor radius (FLR) effects are recovered with a significant reduction in the growth rate when (? i /L)2?? MHD /? i . In a general case the growth rate is reduced but not so strongly as in the trial function case. It is shown heuristically that FLR effects may be recovered from the analysis and that these effects increase with the phase?space decorrelation time of the thermal ion distribution.

J. Krall; C. E. Seyler; R. N. Sudan

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Bounding Drop Support Calculations  

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This report evaluates different drop heights, concrete and other impact media to which the transport package and/or the MCO is dropped. A prediction method is derived for estimating the resultant impact factor for determining the bounding drop case for the SNF Project.

CHENAULT, D.M.

1999-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop Testing of DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Canisters  

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The National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory INEEL) prepared four representative Department of Energy DOE) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) canisters for the purpose of drop testing. The first two canisters represented a modified 24- inch diameter standardized DOE SNF canister and the second two canisters represented the Hanford Multi-Canister Overpack MCO). The modified canisters and internals were constructed and assembled at the INEEL. The MCO internal weights were fabricated at the INEEL and assembled into two MCOs at Hanford and later shipped to the INEEL for drop test preparation. Drop testing of these four canisters was completed in August 2004 at Sandia National Laboratories. The modified canisters were dropped from 30 feet onto a flat, essentially unyielding surface, with the canisters oriented at 45 degrees and 70 degrees off-vertical at impact. One representative MCO was dropped from 23 feet onto the same flat surface, oriented vertically at impact. The second representative MCO was dropped onto the flat surface from 2 feet oriented at 60 degrees off-vertical. These drop heights and orientations were chosen to meet or exceed the Yucca Mountain repository drop criteria. This paper discusses the comparison of deformations between the actual dropped canisters and those predicted by pre-drop and limited post-drop finite element evaluations performed using ABAQUS/Explicit. Post-drop containment of all four canisters, demonstrated by way of helium leak testing, is also discussed.

S. D. Snow; D. K. Morton; T. E. Rahl; R. K. Blandford; T. J. Hill

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Potato Radius: a Lower Minimum Size for Dwarf Planets Charles H. Lineweaver & Marc Norman  

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The Potato Radius: a Lower Minimum Size for Dwarf Planets Charles H. Lineweaver & Marc Norman a rounded potato shape to a sphere. We derive this potato-to-sphere transition radius -- or "potato radius" -- from first principles. Using the empirical potato radii of asteroids and icy moons, we derive

Lineweaver, Charles H.

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THE RADIUS DISCREPANCY IN LOW-MASS STARS: SINGLE VERSUS BINARIES  

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A long-standing issue in the theory of low-mass stars is the discrepancy between predicted and observed radii and effective temperatures. In spite of the increasing availability of very precise radius determinations from eclipsing binaries and interferometric measurements of radii of single stars, there is no unanimous consensus on the extent (or even the existence) of the discrepancy and on its connection with other stellar properties (e.g., metallicity, magnetic activity). We investigate the radius discrepancy phenomenon using the best data currently available (accuracy ?< 5%). We have constructed a grid of stellar models covering the entire range of low-mass stars (0.1-1.25 M{sub ?}) and various choices of the metallicity and mixing length parameter, ?. We used an improved version of the Yale Rotational stellar Evolution Code, implementing surface boundary conditions based on the most up-to-date PHOENIX atmosphere models. Our models are in good agreement with others in the literature and improve and extend the low mass end of the Yale-Yonsei isochrones. Our calculations include rotation-related quantities, such as moments of inertia and convective turnover timescales, useful in studies of magnetic activity and rotational evolution of solar-like stars. Consistent with previous works, we find that both binaries and single stars have radii inflated by about 3% with respect to the theoretical models; among binaries, the components of short orbital period systems are found to be the most deviant. We conclude that both binaries and single stars are comparably affected by the radius discrepancy phenomenon.

Spada, F. [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482, Potsdam (Germany); Demarque, P. [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States); Kim, Y.-C. [Yonsei University Observatory and Astronomy Department, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Sills, A., E-mail: fspada@aip.de [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M1 (Canada)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Coalescence of bubbles and drops in an outer fluid  

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When two liquid drops touch, a microscopic connecting liquid bridge forms and rapidly grows as the two drops merge into one. Whereas coalescence has been thoroughly studied when drops coalesce in vacuum or air, many important situations involve coalescence in a dense surrounding fluid, such as oil coalescence in brine. Here we study the merging of gas bubbles and liquid drops in an external fluid. Our data indicate that the flows occur over much larger length scales in the outer fluid than inside the drops themselves. Thus we find that the asymptotic early regime is always dominated by the viscosity of the drops, independent of the external fluid. A phase diagram showing the crossovers into the different possible late-time dynamics identifies a dimensionless number that signifies when the external viscosity can be important.

Joseph D. Paulsen; Rémi Carmigniani; Anerudh Kannan; Justin C. Burton; Sidney R. Nagel

2014-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki | National Nuclear Security Administration Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Our History > NNSA Timeline > Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki August 09, 1945 Nagasaki, Japan Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki The implosion model plutonium bomb, called Fat Man, is dropped on Nagasaki,

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PHOTOSPHERIC RADIUS EXPANSION IN SUPERBURST PRECURSORS FROM NEUTRON STARS  

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Thermonuclear runaway burning of carbon is in rare cases observed from accreting neutron stars as day-long X-ray flares called superbursts. In the few cases where the onset is observed, superbursts exhibit a short precursor burst at the start. In each instance, however, the data are of insufficient quality for spectral analysis of the precursor. Using data from the propane anti-coincidence detector of the Proportional Counter Array instrument on the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, we perform the first detailed time-resolved spectroscopy of precursors. For a superburst from 4U 1820-30 we demonstrate the presence of photospheric radius expansion. We find the precursor to be 1.4-2 times more energetic than other short bursts from this source, indicating that the burning of accreted helium is insufficient to explain the full precursor. Shock heating would be able to account for the shortfall in energy. We argue that this precursor is a strong indication that the superburst starts as a detonation, and that a shock induces the precursor. Furthermore, we employ our technique to study the superexpansion phase of the same superburst in greater detail.

Keek, L., E-mail: keek@nscl.msu.edu [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotational Corrections to Neutron-Star Radius Measurements from Thermal Spectra  

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We calculate the rotational broadening in the observed thermal spectra of neutron stars spinning at moderate rates in the Hartle-Thorne approximation. These calculations accurately account for the effects of the second-order Doppler boosts as well as for the oblate shapes and the quadrupole moments of the neutron stars. We find that fitting the spectra and inferring the bolometric fluxes under the assumption that a star is not rotating causes an underestimate of the inferred fluxes and, thus, radii. The correction depends on the stellar spin, radius, and observer's inclination. For a 10 km neutron star spinning at 600 Hz, the rotational correction to the flux is ~1-4%, while for a 15 km neutron star with the same spin period, the correction ranges from 2% for pole-on sources to 12% for edge-on sources. We calculate the inclination-averaged corrections to inferred radii as a function of the neutron-star radius and mass and provide an empirical formula for the corrections. For realistic neutron star parameters ...

Baubock, Michi; Psaltis, Dimitrios; Morsink, Sharon M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions: Electron drop model  

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We analyze enhancement of thermonuclear fusion reactions due to strong plasma screening in dense matter using a simple electron drop model. In the model we assume fusion in a potential that is screened by an effective electron cloud around colliding nuclei (extended Salpeter ion-sphere model). We calculate the mean-field screened Coulomb potentials for atomic nuclei with equal and nonequal charges, appropriate astrophysical S factors, and enhancement factors of reaction rates. As a byproduct, we study the analytic behavior of the screening potential at small separations between the reactants. In this model, astrophysical S factors depend not only on nuclear physics but on plasma screening as well. The enhancement factors are in good agreement with calculations by other methods. This allows us to formulate a combined, pure analytic model of strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions. The results can be useful for simulating nuclear burning in white dwarfs and neutron stars.

P. A. Kravchuk and D. G. Yakovlev

2014-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions: Electron drop model  

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We analyze enhancement of thermonuclear fusion reactions due to strong plasma screening in dense matter using a simple electron drop model. The model assumes fusion in a potential that is screened by an effective electron cloud around colliding nuclei (extended Salpeter ion-sphere model). We calculate the mean field screened Coulomb potentials for atomic nuclei with equal and nonequal charges, appropriate astrophysical S factors, and enhancement factors of reaction rates. As a byproduct, we study analytic behavior of the screening potential at small separations between the reactants. In this model, astrophysical S factors depend not only on nuclear physics but on plasma screening as well. The enhancement factors are in good agreement with calculations by other methods. This allows us to formulate the combined, pure analytic model of strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions. The results can be useful for simulating nuclear burning in white dwarfs and neutron stars.

Kravchuk, P A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions: Electron drop model  

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We analyze enhancement of thermonuclear fusion reactions due to strong plasma screening in dense matter using a simple electron drop model. The model assumes fusion in a potential that is screened by an effective electron cloud around colliding nuclei (extended Salpeter ion-sphere model). We calculate the mean field screened Coulomb potentials for atomic nuclei with equal and nonequal charges, appropriate astrophysical S factors, and enhancement factors of reaction rates. As a byproduct, we study analytic behavior of the screening potential at small separations between the reactants. In this model, astrophysical S factors depend not only on nuclear physics but on plasma screening as well. The enhancement factors are in good agreement with calculations by other methods. This allows us to formulate the combined, pure analytic model of strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions. The results can be useful for simulating nuclear burning in white dwarfs and neutron stars.

P. A. Kravchuk; D. G. Yakovlev

2014-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulk Fuel Procurement Process & Alternative Drop-in Fuel  

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Jeanne Binder, DLA Energy, presentation on Bulk Fuel Procurement Process & Alternative Drop-in Fuel at the Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable.

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Energy-efficiency of Drop-and-Continue Traffic Grooming  

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This paper evaluates the energy-saving achievable by performing traffic grooming in WDM networks with drop-and-continue node architecture. Different grooming strategies are compared in...

Farahmand, Farid; Cerutti, Isabella; Hasan, Mohammad M; Jue, Jason P

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Drop Tests of the Closure Ring for the 9975 Package  

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The drop tests of the closure ring for 9975 packages, described here, were performed to answer questions raised by the regulatory authority as a result of deformation of the closure ring and drum rim observed during drop tests conducted in September 1998.

Smith, A.C

1999-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Drops of Energy Conserving Urban Water in California  

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Drops of Energy Conserving Urban Water in California to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions May 2011 of diesel fuel annually. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with water- related energy consumption;1Berkeley Law \\ UCLA Law Drops of Energy: Conserving Urban Water in California to Reduce Greenhouse Gas

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Casimir energy and force induced by an impenetrable flux tube of finite radius  

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A perfectly reflecting (Dirichlet) boundary condition at the edge of an impenetrable magnetic-flux-carrying tube of nonzero transverse size is imposed on the charged massive scalar matter field which is quantized outside the tube. We show that the vacuum polarization effects outside the tube give rise to a macroscopic force acting at the increase of the tube radius (if the magnetic flux is held steady). The Casimir energy and force are periodic in the value of the magnetic flux, being independent of the coupling to the space-time curvature scalar. We conclude that a topological defect of the vortex type can polarize the vacuum of only those quantum fields that have masses which are much less than a scale of the spontaneous symmetry breaking.

Gorkavenko, V M; Stepanov, O B

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Casimir energy and force induced by an impenetrable flux tube of finite radius  

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A perfectly reflecting (Dirichlet) boundary condition at the edge of an impenetrable magnetic-flux-carrying tube of nonzero transverse size is imposed on the charged massive scalar matter field which is quantized outside the tube. We show that the vacuum polarization effects outside the tube give rise to a macroscopic force acting at the increase of the tube radius (if the magnetic flux is held steady). The Casimir energy and force are periodic in the value of the magnetic flux, being independent of the coupling to the space-time curvature scalar. We conclude that a topological defect of the vortex type can polarize the vacuum of only those quantum fields that have masses which are much less than a scale of the spontaneous symmetry breaking.

V. M. Gorkavenko; Yu. A. Sitenko; O. B. Stepanov

2013-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Lifetime of nuclear velocity dispersion drops in barred galaxies  

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We have made hydro/N-body simulations with and without star formation to shed some light on the conditions under which a central kinematically cold stellar component (characterized by a velocity dispersion drop or \\sigma-drop) could be created in a hot medium (e.g. a bulge) and survive enough time to be observed. We found that the timescale for a \\sigma-drop formation could be short (less than 500 Myr) whereas its lifetime could be long (more than 1 Gyr) provided that the central region is continuously or regularly fed by fresh gas which leads to a continuous star formation activity. Star formation in the central region, even at a low rate as 1M_{sol} yr^{-1}, is mandatory to sustain a permanent \\sigma-drop by replacing heated particles by new low-\\sigma ones. We moreover show that as soon as star formation is switched off, the \\sigma-drop begins to disappear.

Herve Wozniak; Nicolas Champavert

2006-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

115

Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis?Constrained Sessile Drop (ADSA-CSD): A Film Balance Technique for High Collapse Pressures  

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Such isotherms are commonly measured by a Langmuir film balance or a drop shape technique using a pendant drop constellation (ADSA-PD). ... This was attributed to the ordering of the DPPC tails toward vertical orientation which requires more energy, extending the range of area per molecule over which the compression occurs. ...

Sameh M. I. Saad; Zdenka Policova; Edgar J. Acosta; A. Wilhelm Neumann

2008-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposal to the ISOLDE Committee Nuclear Charge Radius Measurements of Radioactive  

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to extract nuclear charge radii. At the Argonne National Laboratory the charge radius of 6 He was obtainedProposal to the ISOLDE Committee Nuclear Charge Radius Measurements of Radioactive Beryllium. Nörtershäuser Local Contact: A. Herlert Abstract We propose to measure the nuclear charge radii of the beryllium

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A Galactic ring of minimum stellar density near the solar orbit radius  

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......angular momentum and energy transfer as the system...the exchange of L and energy E in a self-consistent...The disc heating at the solar orbit radius One point...density just beyond the solar orbit radius can be further...Survey, which is a joint project of the University of......

D. A. Barros; J. R. D. Lépine; T. C. Junqueira

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

modeling in physiology Stabilized bubbles in the body: pressure-radius  

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modeling in physiology Stabilized bubbles in the body: pressure-radius relationships and the limits bubbles in the body: pressure-radius relationships and the limits to stabilization. J. Appl. Physiol. 82 for comparison of bubbles stabilized by different mechanisms. Gases diffuse in or out of stabilized bubbles

Raychaudhuri, Soumya

119

Detonation velocity deficit and curvature radius of flexible detonation fuses  

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The detonation velocity deficit in bending flexible detonating fuses is studied, based on the detonation wave’s corner effects and delay time ... model and a theoretical mathematical equation of the detonation ve...

Y. -Q. Wen; Ya. -K. Ye; N. Yan

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systematic variation in the apparent burning area of thermonuclear bursts and its implication for neutron star radius measurement  

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Precision measurements of neutron star radii can provide a powerful probe of the properties of cold matter beyond nuclear density. Beginning in the late 1970s it was proposed that the radius could be obtained from the apparent or inferred emitting area during the decay portions of thermonuclear (type I) X-ray bursts. However, this apparent area is generally not constant, preventing reliable measurement of the source radius. Here we report for the first time a correlation between the variation of the inferred area and the burst properties, measured in a sample of almost 900 bursts from 43 sources. We found that the rate of change of the inferred area during decay is anticorrelated with the burst decay duration. A Spearman rank correlation test shows that this relation is significant at the <10^{-45} level for our entire sample, and at the 7x10^{-37} level for the 625 bursts without photospheric radius expansion. This anticorrelation is also highly significant for individual sources exhibiting a wide range of burst durations, such as 4U 1636-536 and Aql X-1. We suggest that variations in the colour factor, which relates the colour temperature resulted from the scattering in the neutron star atmosphere to the effective temperature of the burning layer, may explain the correlation. This in turn implies significant variations in the composition of the atmosphere between bursts with long and short durations.

Sudip Bhattacharyya; M. Coleman Miller; Duncan K. Galloway

2009-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact stars with a small electric charge: the limiting radius to mass relation and the maximum mass for incompressible matter  

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One of the stiffest equations of state for matter in a compact star is constant energy density and this generates the interior Schwarzschild radius to mass relation and the Misner maximum mass for relativistic compact stars. If dark matter populates the interior of stars, and this matter is supersymmetric or of some other type, some of it possessing a tiny electric charge, there is the possibility that highly compact stars can trap a small but non-negligible electric charge. In this case the radius to mass relation for such compact stars should get modifications. We use an analytical scheme to investigate the limiting radius to mass relation and the maximum mass of relativistic stars made of an incompressible fluid with a small electric charge. The investigation is carried out by using the hydrostatic equilibrium equation, i.e., the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff (TOV) equation, together with the other equations of structure, with the further hypothesis that the charge distribution is proportional to the energy density. The approach relies on Volkoff and Misner's method to solve the TOV equation. For zero charge one gets the interior Schwarzschild limit, and supposing incompressible boson or fermion matter with constituents with masses of the order of the neutron mass one gets that the maximum mass is the Misner mass. For a small electric charge, our analytical approximating scheme valid in first order in the star's electric charge, shows that the maximum mass increases relatively to the uncharged case, whereas the minimum possible radius decreases, an expected effect since the new field is repulsive aiding the pressure to sustain the star against gravitational collapse.

José P. S. Lemos; Francisco J. Lopes; Gonçalo Quinta; Vilson T. Zanchin

2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Eliminate Excessive In-Plant Distribution System Voltage Drops...  

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connections-can account for less than 1% to more than 4% of total plant electrical energy consumption. This two-page tip sheet recommends conducting a voltage drop survey and...

123

The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence  

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We present the results of a combined experimental and numerical investigation of the coalescence of a drop with a liquid reservoir of a miscible but distinct fluid. Particular attention is given to elucidating the influence ...

Bush, John W. M.

124

DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Utica Drop Forge and Tool...  

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Name: None Location: Utica , New York NY.39-1 Evaluation Year: 1994 NY.39-2 Site Operations: Interest expressed by Utica Drop Forge & Tool Corporation to Conduct Uranium...

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A quasi-static model of drop impact  

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We develop a conceptually simple theoretical model of non-wetting drop impact on a rigid surface at small Weber numbers. Flat and curved impactor surfaces are considered, and the influence of surface curvature is elucidated. ...

Bush, John W. M.

126

New directions for gravitational wave physics via "Millikan oil drops"  

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"Millikan oil drops" are drops of superfluid helium coated with electrons, and levitated in a strong, inhomogeneous magnetic field. When the temperature of the system becomes very low compared to the cyclotron gap energy, the system remains in its quantum ground state. Two such levitated charged drops can have their charge-to-mass ratio critically adjusted so that the forces of gravity and electricity between the drops are in balance. Then it is predicted that the amount of scattered electromagnetic and gravitational radiation from the drops are equalized, along with these two kinds of forces. The cross sections for the scattering of the two kinds of radiation can become large, hard-sphere cross-sections at the first Mie resonance, due to the hard-wall boundary conditions on the surfaces of the spheres for both kinds of radiations. An efficient quantum transduction process between electromagnetic and gravitational radiation by such a pair of drops is predicted at microwave frequencies, and a Hertz-like experi...

Chiao, Raymond Y

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Proton radioactivity within a generalized liquid drop model  

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The proton radioactivity half-lives of spherical proton emitters are investigated theoretically. The potential barriers preventing the emission of protons are determined in the quasimolecular shape path within a generalized liquid drop model (GLDM) including the proximity effects between nuclei in a neck and the mass and charge asymmetry. The penetrability is calculated with the WKB approximation. The spectroscopic factor has been taken into account in half-life calculation, which is obtained by employing the relativistic mean field (RMF) theory combined with the BCS method with the force NL3. The half-lives within the GLDM are compared with the experimental data and other theoretical values. The GLDM works quite well for spherical proton emitters when the spectroscopic factors are considered, indicating the necessity of introducing the spectroscopic factor and the success of the GLDM for proton emission. Finally, we present two formulas for proton emission half-life calculation similar to the Viola-Seaborg formulas and Royer's formulas of alpha decay.

J. M. Dong; H. F. Zhang; G. Royer

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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GE partners with Matthew Dear to create "Drop Science" | GE Global...  

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to Create "Drop Science" GE Partners with Matthew Dear to Create "Drop Science" Every machine has its own acoustic signature - a precise frequency that indicates whether that...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - all-pressure fluid drop Sample Search Results  

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and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara Collection: Engineering 4 Drop Impact of Newtonian and Elastic Fluids Submitted by Summary: Drop...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - abnormal radius dimension Sample Search...  

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codes with covering radius R and minimum Hamming distance at least R-l are given. Index Terms- BCH... codes are abnormal. One important factor is the ratio between the covering...

131

CONSTRAINTS ON THE MASS AND RADIUS OF THE NEUTRON STAR XTE J1807-294  

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The accreting millisecond pulsar XTE J1807-294 is studied through a pulse-shape modeling analysis. The model includes blackbody and Comptonized emission from the one visible hot spot and makes use of the Oblate Schwarzschild approximation for ray-tracing. We include a scattered light contribution, which accounts for flux scattered off an equatorial accretion disk to the observer including time delays in the scattered light. We give limits to mass and radius for XTE J1807-294 and compare these to limits determined for SAX J1808-3658 and XTE J1814-334 previously determined using similar methods. The resulting allowed region for mass-radius curves is small but consistent with a mass-radius relation with nearly constant radius ({approx}12 km) for masses between 1 and 2.5 solar masses.

Leahy, Denis A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Calgary AB, T2N 1N4 (Canada); Morsink, Sharon M. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2E1 (Canada); Yi Chou, E-mail: leahy@ucalgary.ca, E-mail: morsink@ualberta.ca, E-mail: yichou@astro.ncu.edu.tw [Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Jhongli 32001, Taiwan (China)

2011-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

132

Ball nose milling cutter radius compensation in Z axis for CNC  

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A new AutoCAD/VisualLISP based method to substitute the 3D tool radius compensation in Z axis for CNC milling processes is here described. Specific features of VisualLISP programming language combined with AutoCAD facilities are used to gather the data ... Keywords: AutoCAD VisualLISP, CNC milling, Z axis compensation, complex shaped parts, tool radius compensation

Dragoi Mircea Viorel

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Some remarks on the radius of spatial analyticity for the Euler equations  

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We consider the Euler equations on $\\mathbb{T}^d$ with analytic data and prove lower bounds for the radius of spatial analyticity $\\epsilon(t)$ of the solution using a new method based on inductive estimates in standard Sobolev spaces. Our results are consistent with similar previous results proved by Kukavica and Vicol, but give a more precise dependence of $\\epsilon(t)$ on the radius of analyticity of the initial datum.

Marco Cappiello; Fabio Nicola

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

134

EA-1933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation  

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933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation 933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation Reservation, WA EA-1933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation Reservation, WA SUMMARY DOE is a cooperating agency with the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs as a lead agency for the preparation of an EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposal by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources to install an inline turbine on the Wapato Irrigation Project (WIP) Main Canal to generate approximately one megawatt of supplemental hydroelectric power. The Main Canal is a non-fish bearing irrigation canal within the WIP water conveyance system. The project site is located two miles southwest of Harrah, Washington.

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Energy Innovator Drops Costs for Titanium Metalwork | Department of Energy  

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Innovator Drops Costs for Titanium Metalwork Innovator Drops Costs for Titanium Metalwork Energy Innovator Drops Costs for Titanium Metalwork March 13, 2012 - 12:42pm Addthis Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Iowa Powder Atomization Technology is one of 36 companies that licensed technology under an agreement with the National Lab as part of the America's Next Top Energy Innovator program. Titanium is the stuff aircrafts are made of, at least the important parts. It's an obvious material choice for aircraft engines and airframes with its high strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion. However, shaping the metal into complex shapes can be expensive. Using a heavier, easier-to-craft metal can be just as expensive because adding weight to an

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Frictionally induced ignition processes in drop and skid tests  

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The standard LANL/Pantex drop and skid tests rely on subjective assessment of reaction violence to quantify the response of the charge, and completely miss nonpropagating hot-spot ignition sites. Additionally, large variations in test results have been observed, which we propose is due to a misunderstanding of the basic physical processes that lead to threshold ignition in these tests. The tests have been redesigned to provide control of these mechanisms and to permit direct observation of hot spots at the impact site, allowing us to follow the progression of the outcome as the drop height and ignition source density are varied. The results confirm that frictional interactions between high-melting-point solids are the dominant ignition mechanism, not just at the threshold, but in fact at all realistic drop heights.

Dickson, Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Parker, Gary [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Novak, Alan [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Calculation of the Electric and Magnetic Root Mean Squared Radiuses of Proton Based on MIT Bag Model  

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The electric and magnetic bag radiuses of the proton can be determined by MIT bag model based on electric and magnetic form factors of the proton. Also we determined electric and magnetic root mean squared radiuses of the proton, using of bag radius and compared with other results suggests a suitable compatibility.

Feili, Maryam Momeni

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Physical test report for drop test of a 9974 radioactive material shipping packaging  

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This report presents the drop test results for the 9974 radioactive material shipping package being dropped onto 6-inch diameter, 40-inch long puncture pin. Also reported are the drop test resuls for a 30-foot impact that failed the drum confinement boundary. The purpose of these drops was to show that the package lid would remain attached to the drum.

Blanton, P.S. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and  

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Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions Mansour Department of Mathematics, Haifa University, Israel #12;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 3 Definitions · A composition = 12 . . . m of n N

Heubach, Silvia

140

Weak charge form factor and radius of 208Pb through parity violation in electron scattering  

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We use distorted wave electron scattering calculations to extract the weak charge form factor F_W(q), the weak charge radius R_W, and the point neutron radius R_n, of 208Pb from the PREX parity violating asymmetry measurement. The form factor is the Fourier transform of the weak charge density at the average momentum transfer q=0.475 fm$^{-1}$. We find F_W(q) =0.204 \\pm 0.028 (exp) \\pm 0.001 (model). We use the Helm model to infer the weak radius from F_W(q). We find R_W= 5.826 \\pm 0.181 (exp) \\pm 0.027 (model) fm. Here the exp error includes PREX statistical and systematic errors, while the model error describes the uncertainty in R_W from uncertainties in the surface thickness \\sigma of the weak charge density. The weak radius is larger than the charge radius, implying a "weak charge skin" where the surface region is relatively enriched in weak charges compared to (electromagnetic) charges. We extract the point neutron radius R_n=5.751 \\pm 0.175 (exp) \\pm 0.026 (model) \\pm 0.005 (strange) fm$, from R_W. Here there is only a very small error (strange) from possible strange quark contributions. We find R_n to be slightly smaller than R_W because of the nucleon's size. Finally, we find a neutron skin thickness of R_n-R_p=0.302\\pm 0.175 (exp) \\pm 0.026 (model) \\pm 0.005 (strange) fm, where R_p is the point proton radius.

C. J. Horowitz; Z. Ahmed; C. -M. Jen; A. Rakhman; P. A. Souder; M. M. Dalton; N. Liyanage; K. D. Paschke; K. Saenboonruang; R. Silwal; G. B. Franklin; M. Friend; B. Quinn; K. S. Kumar; J. M. Mammei; D. McNulty; L. Mercado; S. Riordan; J. Wexler; R. W. Michaels; G. M. Urciuoli

2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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High precision measurement of the proton charge radius: The PRad experiment  

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The recent high precision measurements of the proton charge radius performed at PSI from muonic hydrogen Lamb shift puzzled the hadronic physics community. A value of 0.8418 ± 0.0007 fm was extracted which is 7? smaller than the previous determinations obtained from electron-proton scattering experiments and based on precision spectroscopy of electronic hydrogen. An additional extraction of the proton charge radius from electron scattering at Mainz is also in good agreement with these 'electronic' determinations. An independent measurement of the proton charge radius from unpolarized elastic ep scattering using a magnetic spectrometer free method was proposed and fully approved at Jefferson Laboratory in June 2012. This novel technique uses the high precision calorimeter HyCal and a windowless hydrogen gas target which makes possible the extraction of the charge radius at very forward angles and thus very low momentum transfer Q{sup 2} up to 10{sup ?4} (GeV/c){sup 2} with an unprecedented sub-percent precision for this type of experiment. In this paper, after a review of the recent progress on the proton charge radius extraction and the new high precision experiment PRad will be presented.

Meziane, Mehdi [Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 (United States); Collaboration: PRad Collaboration

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

142

The relationship between filter pressure drop, indoor air quality, and energy consumption in rooftop HVAC units  

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Abstract HVAC filters are commonly used to decrease exposure to particulate matter, yet little is known about the energy impacts and air quality consequences of high efficiency filters installed in commercial buildings. To explore these effects, system airflow, filter and coil pressure drop, fan pressure rise, and power draw were measured, and cooling capacity and compressor power were modeled for at least four filter pressure drops in 15 rooftop units equipped with and without fan speed control. Energy implications and clean-air-delivery-rate were estimated for a large dataset of filters divided into four efficiency (MERV) categories. Field measurements conducted on units without fan speed control showed that increased filter pressure drop decreased flow, cooling capacity, and power. For a unit with fan speed control, the same increase in pressure drop resulted in the same magnitude change of fan power but in the opposite direction, and other parameters were unchanged. Replacing MERV 8 with MERV 13/14 resulted in higher energy consumption (2–4%) during cooling mode for both unit types, energy savings during fan-only mode (8–13%) in units without fan speed control, and increased energy consumption in fan-only mode (11–18%) in the unit with fan speed control. Energy consumption increases were offset by improvement in clean-air-delivery-rate, especially for PM2.5 (2.9–3.8 times increase going from MERV 8 to MERV 13/14), with larger benefits achieved for the unit with fan speed control. A comprehensive understanding of the impact of filtration is essential to selecting the appropriate efficiency of filters that ensures low-energy use and a healthy indoor environment.

Marwa Zaatari; Atila Novoselac; Jeffrey Siegel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

PRESSURE DROP EVALUATION OF THE HYDROGEN CIRCULATION SYSTEM FOR JSNS  

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In J-PARC, an intense spallation neutron source (JSNS) driven by a proton beam of 1 MW has selected supercritical hydrogen with a temperature of around 20 K and the pressure of 1.5 MPa as a moderator material. A hydrogen-circulation system, which consists of two pumps, an ortho-para hydrogen converter, a heater, an accumulator and a helium-hydrogen heat exchanger, has been designed to provide supercritical hydrogen to the moderators and remove the nuclear heating there. A hydrogen-circulation system is cooled through the heat exchanger by a helium refrigerator with the refrigeration power of 6.45 kW at 15.5 K. It is important for the cooling design of the hydrogen-circulation system to understand the pressure drops through the equipments. In this work, the pressure drop through each component was analyzed by using a CFD code, STAR-CD. The correlation of the pressure drops through the components that can describe the analytical results within 14% differences has been derived. It is confirmed that the pressure drop in the hydrogen circulation system would be estimated to be 37 kPa for the circulation flow rate of 160 g/s by using the correlations derived here, and is sufficiently lower than the allowable pump head of 100 kPa.

Tatsumoto, H.; Aso, T.; Ohtsu, K.; Kato, T.; Futakawa, M. [J-PARC Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki, 319-1195 (Japan)

2010-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

144

Bubbles and drops in superheated and supercooled nuclear matter  

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Equilibrium solutions of bubbles and drops in superheated and supercooled nuclear matter are studied. The existence of such objects is shown to depend on several factors including Coulomb energy, surface tension, hydrodynamic stability, and fissility. We suggest conditions under which such objects might be formed in the laboratory.

Bao-An Li; Scott Pratt; Philip J. Siemens

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Plan to ban nitrites in foods dropped, for now  

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Plan to ban nitrites in foods dropped, for now ... However, this recent slide-by-slide review of 50,000 tissues taken from the 2000 rats in Newberne's study found fewer cancerous lesions in the nitrite-fed rats than Newberne reported. ...

1980-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

146

Numerical Investigation of the Dynamics of drop formation and pitch ...  

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Dec 3, 2012 ... Modeling and simulations of drop pinch-off from liquid crystal filaments and the leaky ... c Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100090, China ... An energy-based, phase field model is developed for the coupling of two incompressible, ...... 5.2 show the comparisons of zero level sets.

2012-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

147

Two phase pressure drop in inclined and vertical pipes  

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A method of calculating the pressure drop in inclined and vertical oil-gas wells is proposed. The data used to establish the method is from a variety of sources but is largely from air and water flowing in systems close ...

Griffith, P.

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Chemically etched modulation in wire radius for wire array Z-pinch perturbation studies.  

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A technique for manufacturing wires with imposed modulation in radius with axial wavelengths as short as 1 mm is presented. Extruded aluminum 5056 with 15 {micro}m diameter was masked and chemically etched to reduce the radius by {approx}20% in selected regions. Characterized by scanning electron microscopy, the modulation in radius is a step function with a {approx}10 {micro}m wide conical transition between thick and thin segments, with some pitting in etched regions. Techniques for mounting and aligning these wires in arrays for fast z-pinch experiments will be discussed. Axially mass-modulated wire arrays of this type will allow the study of seeded Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in z pinches, corona formation, wire initiation with varying current density in the wire core, and correlation of perturbations between adjacent wires. This tool will support magnetohydrodynamics code validation in complex three-dimensional geometries, and perhaps x-ray pulse shaping.

Bland, Simon Nicholas (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK); Lebedev, S. V. (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK); Hall, G. (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK); Ramacciotti, J. P. (MPCL/Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico); Griego, A. E. (MPCL/Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico); Lobley, Dennis Keith (MPCL/Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico); Martin, K. L. (MPCL/Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico); Ampleford, David J. (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK); McKenney, John Lee; Bott, S. C. (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK); Garrity, James Emmett (MPCL/Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico); Jones, B.; Rapley, J. (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK); Deeney, Christopher; Palmer, J. B. A. (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK)

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REEVALUATING THE MASS-RADIUS RELATION FOR LOW-MASS, MAIN-SEQUENCE STARS  

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We examine the agreement between the observed and theoretical low-mass (<0.8 M{sub Sun }) stellar main-sequence mass-radius relationship by comparing detached eclipsing binary (DEB) data with a new, large grid of stellar evolution models. The new grid allows for a realistic variation in the age and metallicity of the DEB population, characteristic of the local galactic neighborhood. Overall, our models do a reasonable job of reproducing the observational data. A large majority of the models match the observed stellar radii to within 4%, with a mean absolute error of 2.3%. These results represent a factor of two improvement compared to previous examinations of the low-mass mass-radius relationship. The improved agreement between models and observations brings the radius deviations within the limits imposed by potential starspot-related uncertainties for 92% of the stars in our DEB sample.

Feiden, Gregory A.; Chaboyer, Brian, E-mail: Gregory.A.Feiden.GR@Dartmouth.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, 6127 Wilder Laboratory, Hanover, NH 03755 (United States)

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

150

The Fuel Tank Consider a cylindrical fuel tank of radius r and length L, that is  

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The Fuel Tank Question Consider a cylindrical fuel tank of radius r and length L, that is lying on its side. Suppose that fuel is being pumped into the tank at a rate q. At what rate is the fuel level rising? r L Solution Here is an end view of the tank. The shaded part of the circle is filled with fuel

Feldman, Joel

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Improved precision on the radius of the nearby super-Earth 55 Cnc e  

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We report on new transit photometry for the super-Earth 55?Cnc?e obtained with Warm Spitzer/IRAC at 4.5 ?m. An individual analysis of these new data leads to a planet radius of [superscript 2.21]+0.15 [over] -0.16 R[subscript ...

Gillon, M.

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TAKE-HOME EXP. # 2 A Calculation of the Circumference and Radius of the Earth  

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TAKE-HOME EXP. # 2 A Calculation of the Circumference and Radius of the Earth On two dates during the year, the geometric relationship of Earth to the Sun produces "equinox", a word literally meaning and sunset is approximately 12 hours everywhere on Earth. b) The Sun is directly overhead at noon

Pickett, Galen T.

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Numerical Simulation of the Radius of Influence for Landfill Gas Wells  

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...of the Radius of Influence for Landfill Gas Wells Harold Vigneault a * * Corresponding...used to quantify the efficiency of landfill gas recovery wells for unlined landfills...Results will help with the design of landfill gas recovery systems. In North America...

Harold Vigneault; René Lefebvre; Miroslav Nastev

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Larmor radius size density holes discovered in the solar wind upstream of Earth's bow shock  

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Larmor radius size density holes discovered in the solar wind upstream of Earth's bow shock G. K, University of New Brunswick, Canada M. L. Goldstein NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland P that are five or more times the solar wind density. Particle distributions show the steepened edge can behave

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Manhattan Project: Order to Drop the Atomic Bomb  

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ORDER TO DROP THE ATOMIC BOMB Handy to Spaatz, National Archives (July 25, 1945) Resources > Library The document below is the order to attack Japanese cities with atomic bombs. In it, the Acting Army Chief of Staff, Thomas Handy, orders Commanding General Carl Spaatz, Army Strategic Air Forces, to "deliver [the] first special bomb as soon as weather will permit . . . after about 3 August 1945." The target list: "Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata, and Nagasaki." Further attacks were also authorized: "additional bombs will be delivered on the above targets as soon as made ready." Handy was the acting chief of staff because George Marshall was with President Harry S. Truman at the Potsdam Conference. The letter explicitly notes that this order was approved by Marshall and Secretary of War Henry Stimson. Truman, of course, provided the ultimate authorization for dropping the bomb.

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Digital Radiography of a Drop Tested 9975 Radioactive Materials Packaging  

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This paper discusses the use of radiography as a tool for evaluating damage to radioactive material packaging subjected to regulatory accident conditions. The Code of Federal Regulations, 10 CFR 71, presents the performance based requirements that must be used in the development (design, fabrication and testing) of a radioactive material packaging. The use of various non-destructive examination techniques in the fabrication of packages is common. One such technique is the use of conventional radiography in the examination of welds. Radiography is conventional in the sense that images are caught one at a time on film stock. Most recently, digital radiography has been used to characterize internal damage to a package subjected to the 30-foot hypothetical accident conditions (HAC) drop. Digital radiography allows for real time evaluation of the item being inspected. This paper presents a summary discussion of the digital radiographic technique and an example of radiographic results of a 9975 package following the HAC 30-foot drop.

Blanton, P.S.

2001-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop in drilling hurts oil-field chemicals market  

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Drop in drilling hurts oil-field chemicals market ... But events in the past few years have proven that notion faulty, and oil-field chemicals have fallen on hard times as drilling activity declines. ... The consumption of oil-field chemicals is directly related to drilling activity, and two new studies point out how far that market has declined and where opportunities still exist. ...

1985-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - active drop counting Sample Search Results  

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Sample search results for: active drop counting Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Titan Recreation-Group Fitness Student Engagement Report Summary: hours of Drop In Fitness classes...

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Fact #679: June 13, 2011 U.S. Imports of Fuel Ethanol Drop Sharply...  

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9: June 13, 2011 U.S. Imports of Fuel Ethanol Drop Sharply Fact 679: June 13, 2011 U.S. Imports of Fuel Ethanol Drop Sharply U.S. imports of fuel ethanol were low until 2004 when...

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October 27, 2010 Chapter 26 Problems 1. A painter accidentally splashes three drops... of paint onto a nearby picture. The locations of the drops are independent. Fortunately, if a...

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Dynamic Structure Formation at the Fronts of Volatile Liquid Drops Y. Gotkis,1  

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video clips [5]). As a (mother) drop of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) is deposited on a surface, it expands drops of IPA or IPA-deionized water (DIW) mixtures of a typical size of 30­50 mm3

Kondic, Lou

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SciTech Connect: LLNL small-scale drop-hammer impact sensitivity...  

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Technical Report: LLNL small-scale drop-hammer impact sensitivity test Citation Details In-Document Search Title: LLNL small-scale drop-hammer impact sensitivity test You are...

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Fidelity of Analytic Drop Size Distributions in Drizzling Stratiform Clouds Based on Large-Eddy Simulations  

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Cloud microphysical parameterizations and retrievals rely heavily on knowledge of the shape of drop size distributions (DSDs). Many investigations assume that DSDs in the entire or partial drop size range may be approximated ...

Kogan, Yefim L.; Kogan, Zena N.; Mechem, David B.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. gasoline price expected to drop further below $3 per gallon  

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gasoline price expected to drop further below 3 per gallon The national average pump price of gasoline dropped below 3 per gallon last week for the first time in nearly four...

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Properties of Hall magnetohydrodynamic waves modified by electron inertia and finite Larmor radius effects  

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dispersion relation is derived for Hall magnetohydrodynamic MHD waves including electron inertial and finite these limits with the solution of the full dispersion relation in terms of wave normal k ,k diagrams to clearly of all three MHD wave modes fast, slow, and Alfvén , with particular attention given to how the Alfvén

Wright, Andrew N.

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Dependence of post-drop reactivity on data analysis model for rod drop experiment in a subcritical reactor with external source  

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This paper presents an improved rod-drop reactivity and source strength measurement by the inverse kinetics method in subcritical reactor system. The inverse kinetics method extended to be applicable to subcritical system, which is referred to as least squares inverse kinetics method (LSIKM), can estimate both the reactivity and the external source strength by applying least square approximation. However, the application of the conventional fitting model of the LSIKM to fluctuating data leads to serious errors in the estimation. In this study, a specific fitting model proposed by Itagaki and Kitano is used for the LSIKM and the effectiveness for fluctuating data is demonstrated experimentally. Furthermore, the spatial dependence of the estimated results is investigated and the reduction method is proposed. (authors)

Taninaka, H. [Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kinki Univ., 3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka, 577-8502 (Japan); Hashimoto, K. [Atomic Energy Research Inst., Kinki Univ., 3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka, 577-8502 (Japan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence Franois Blanchette,1  

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The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence François Blanchette,1 Laura Messio,2 to elucidating the influence on the coalescence process of a surface tension difference between drop coalescence may occur. Three distinct regimes, depending on the reservoir to drop surface tension ratio, R

Bush, John W.M.

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RISES, LEVELS, DROPS AND "+" SIGNS IN COMPOSITIONS: EXTENSIONS OF A PAPER BY  

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RISES, LEVELS, DROPS AND "+" SIGNS IN COMPOSITIONS: EXTENSIONS OF A PAPER BY ALLADI AND HOGGATT S, levels (a summand followed by itself), rises (a summand followed by a larger one), and drops (a summand of levels, rises and drops for compositions, as well as interesting connections between these quantities

Heubach, Silvia

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Efficient Ion Heating via Finite-Larmor-Radius Ion-Cyclotron Waves in a Plasma  

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Ion heating by externally launched ion Bernstein waves is investigated in the ACT-1 hydrogen plasma. Detailed measurements of wave absorption and of the ion temperature profiles have clearly identified various heating layers near the ion-cyclotron harmonics of deuteriumlike and tritiumlike ions. The observed bulk ion heating with heating quality factor of 10 eV/W.(1010 cm-3) and the power balance estimates suggest excellent overall efficiency for finite-Larmor-radius-ion-cyclotron-resonance-frequency heating.

M. Ono; G. A. Wurden; K. L. Wong

1984-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Meausrement of the Neutron Radius of {sup 208}Pb Through Parity Violation in Electron Scattering  

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In contrast to the nuclear charge densities, which have been accurately measured with electron scattering, the knowledge of neutron densities still lack precision. Previous model-dependent hadron experiments suggest the difference between the neutron radius, R{sub n}, of a heavy nucleus and the proton radius, R{sub p}, to be in the order of several percent. To accurately obtain the difference, R{sub n}-R{sub p}, which is essentially a neutron skin, the Jefferson Lab Lead ({sup 208}Pb) Radius Experiment (PREX) measured the parity-violating electroweak asymmetry in the elastic scattering of polarized electrons from {sup 208}Pb at an energy of 1.06 GeV and a scattering angle of 5{degrees}#14;. Since Z{sup 0} boson couples mainly to neutrons, this asymmetry provides a clean measurement of R{sub n} with respect to R{sub p}. PREX was conducted at the Jefferson lab experimental Hall A, from March to June 2010. The experiment collected a final data sample of 2x#2;10{sup 7} helicity-window quadruplets. The measured parity-violating electroweak asymmetry A{sub PV} = 0.656 {+-}#6; 0.060 (stat) {+-}#6; 0.014 (syst) ppm corresponds to a difference between the radii of the neutron and proton distributions, R{sub n}-R{sub p} = 0.33{sup +0.16}{sub -0.18} fm and provides the #12;first electroweak observation of the neutron skin as expected in a heavy, neutron-rich nucleus. The value of the neutron radius of {sup 208}Pb has important implications for models of nuclear structure and their application in atomic physics and astrophysics such as atomic parity non-conservation (PNC) and neutron stars.

Saenboonruang, Kiadtisak [Virginia U., JLAB

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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METAL-MASS-TO-LIGHT RATIOS OF THE PERSEUS CLUSTER OUT TO THE VIRIAL RADIUS  

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We analyzed XMM-Newton data of the Perseus cluster out to {approx}1 Mpc, or approximately half the virial radius. Using the flux ratios of Ly{alpha} lines of H-like Si and S to K{alpha} line of He-like Fe, the abundance ratios of Si/Fe and S/Fe of the intracluster medium (ICM) were derived using the APEC plasma code v2.0.1. The temperature dependence of the line ratio limits the systematic uncertainty in the derived abundance ratio. The Si/Fe and S/Fe in the ICM of the Perseus cluster show no radial gradient. The emission-weighted averages of the Si/Fe and S/Fe ratios outside the cool core are 0.91 {+-} 0.08 and 0.93 {+-} 0.10, respectively, in solar units according to the solar abundance table of Lodders. These ratios indicate that most Fe was synthesized by supernovae Ia. We collected K-band luminosities of galaxies and calculated the ratio of Fe and Si mass in the ICM to K-band luminosity, iron-mass-to-light ratio (IMLR), and silicon-mass-to-light ratio (SMLR). Within {approx}1 Mpc, the cumulative IMLR and SMLR increase with radius. Using Suzaku data for the northwest and east directions, we also calculated the IMLR out to {approx}1.8 Mpc, or about the virial radius. We constrained the SMLR out to this radius and discussed the slope of the initial mass function of stars in the cluster. Using the cumulative IMLR profile, we discuss the past supernova Ia rate.

Matsushita, K.; Sakuma, E.; Sasaki, T.; Sato, K. [Department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8601 (Japan)] [Department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8601 (Japan); Simionescu, A., E-mail: matusita@rs.kagu.tus.ac.jp [KIPAC, Stanford University, 452 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States)

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-gravitation of massive charge and the Einstein-Maxwell electron radius  

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The existence of stable, charged elementary 'point particles' still is a basically unsolved puzzle in theoretical physics. E.g., in quantum electrodynamics the infinite self-energy of the Dirac point electron is 'swept under the carpet' by renormalizing its mass. The present work takes a fresh look at the problem by including gravity - without resorting to string theory. Using Einstein's equations for the gravitational fields in a general static isotropic metric with the full energy-momentum tensor (for the charged material mass and the electromagnetic fields) as the source term, an exact solution with a well-defined characteristic radius emerges where mass and charge accumulate: $r_{\\rm c}{=}\\sqrt{r_{\\rm e}r_o/2}$ - with $r_{\\rm e}{=}e^2\\!/4\\pi\\epsilon_omc^2{\\approx}10^{-15}$m being the 'classical' electron radius and where $r_o{=}2mG/c^2{\\approx}10^{-57}$m is the Schwarzschild radius belonging to the observable mass $m{\\approx}10^{-30}$kg. The novel 'Einstein-Maxwell' gravitational electron radius can also be written as $r_{\\rm c}{=}\\ell_{\\rm P}\\sqrt{\\alpha_{\\rm e}}$, where $\\ell_{\\rm P}{=}\\sqrt{\\hbar G/c^3}{\\approx}10^{-35}$m is the fundamental Planck length and $\\alpha_{\\rm e}{=}e^2\\!/4\\pi\\epsilon_o\\hbar c{\\approx}1/137$ the fine-structure constant, which yields $r_{\\rm c}^{\\rm electron}{=}1.38063{\\times}10^{-36}$m. The implied absence of infinite mass renormalization opens up new perspectives for unifying non-gravitational quantum theory and non-renormalizable general relativity. PACS: 04.20.Cv, 04.20.-q, 04.40.Nr, 11.10.Gh

H. Dekker

2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The viscosity radius in dilute polymer solutions: Universal behaviour from DNA rheology and Brownian dynamics simulations  

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The swelling of the viscosity radius, $\\alpha_\\eta$, and the universal viscosity ratio, $U_{\\eta R}$, have been determined experimentally for linear DNA molecules in dilute solutions with excess salt, and numerically by Brownian dynamics simulations, as a function of the solvent quality. In the latter instance, asymptotic parameter free predictions have been obtained by extrapolating simulation data for finite chains to the long chain limit. Experiments and simulations show a universal crossover for $\\alpha_\\eta$ and $U_{\\eta R}$ from $\\theta$ to good solvents in line with earlier observations on synthetic polymer-solvent systems. The significant difference between the swelling of the dynamic viscosity radius from the observed swelling of the static radius of gyration, is shown to arise from the presence of hydrodynamic interactions in the non-draining limit. Simulated values of $\\alpha_\\eta$ and $U_{\\eta R}$ are in good agreement with experimental measurements in synthetic polymer solutions reported previously, and with the measurements in linear DNA solutions reported here.

Sharadwata Pan; D. Ahirwal; Duc At Nguyen; T. Sridhar; P. Sunthar; J. Ravi Prakash

2014-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Accessible areas within the swing radius of the rear of the  

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Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Accessible areas within the swing radius of the rear is permissible to meet the OSHA barricade requirement. Crane Swing Radius Safety Tip #12 Better to be dead sure on the reverse side of this safety tip sheet. Please refrain from reading the information verbatim

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Surface-Based Remote Sensing of the Aerosol Indirect Effect at Southern Great Plains  

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Surface-Based Remote Sensing of the Surface-Based Remote Sensing of the Aerosol Indirect Effect at Southern Great Plains G. Feingold and W. L. Eberhard National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Technology Laboratory Boulder, Colorado D. E. Vernon and M. Previdi Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey Abstract We have demonstrated first measurements of the aerosol indirect effect using ground-based remote sensors at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The response of non-precipitating, ice-free clouds to changes in aerosol loading is quantified in terms of a relative change in cloud-drop effective radius (r e ) for a relative change in aerosol extinction under conditions of equivalent cloud liquid water path (LWP). This is done in a single column of air at a temporal resolution of 20 s (spatial resolution of ~100 m).

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Shape oscillation and static deformation of drops and bubbles driven by modulated radiation stresses—Theory  

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Deformations of drops and bubbles opposed by surface tension and driven by radiation stresses at the interface are calculated using spherical harmonic expansions for the radial and tangential stresses. Superimposed acoustic waves produce stresses which oscillate at the difference frequency ? of the waves in addition to static stresses. When the effects of viscosity on the acoustic waves are omitted the tangential radiation stress vanishes; a procedure is proposed for calculating the radial stresses from the theory for ’’Acoustic Radiation Pressure on a Compressible Sphere’’ [K. Yosioka and Y. Kawasima Acustica 5 167–173 (1955)]. The calculation of the response assumes incompressible second?order flow and omits the body forces which are normally asociated with acoustic streaming. Resonance phase shifts and enhancements of the response should occur when ? is close to the natural oscillation frequency of a mode. Quadrupole resonance phase shifts and enhancements have been observed by the author [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 67 27–37 (1980)]. Diverse applications of the theory include the possibilities of: inference of the interfacial tension from the response; emulsification by exciting large amplitude oscillations; and deformation or splitting of bubbles by radiation stresses. The decay time of free oscillation is also calculated; a new term is found which is small but significant for drops surrounded by a liquid and supplements the theory for ’’The Oscillations of a Fluid Droplet Immersed in Another Fluid’’ [C. A. Miller and L. E. Scriven J. Fluid Mech. 32 417–435 (1968)].

Philip L. Marston

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Neutron Radius of 208Pb Through Parity-Violation in Electron Scattering  

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We report the first measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry A_PV in the elastic scattering of polarized electrons from 208Pb. A_PV is sensitive to the radius of the neutron distribution (Rn). The result A_PV = 0.656 \\pm 0.060 (stat) \\pm 0.014 (syst) ppm corresponds to a difference between the radii of the neutron and proton distributions Rn - Rp = 0.33 +0.16 -0.18 fm and provides the first electroweak observation of the neutron skin which is expected in a heavy, neutron-rich nucleus.

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Building America Case Study: Duct in Conditioned Space in a Dropped Ceiling or Fur-down, Gainesville, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

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Forced air distribution systems (duct systems) typically are installed out of sight for aesthetic reasons, most often in unconditioned areas such as an attic or crawlspace. Any leakage of air to or from the duct system (duct leakage) in unconditioned space not only loses energy, but impacts home and equipment durability and indoor air quality. An obvious solution to this problem is to bring the duct system into the interior of the house, either by sealing the area where the ducts are installed (sealed attic or crawlspace) or by building an interior cavity or chase above the ceiling plane (raised ceiling or fur-up chase) or below the ceiling plane (dropped ceiling or fur-down) for the duct system. This case study examines one Building America builder partner's implementation of an inexpensive, quick and effective method of building a fur-down or dropped ceiling chase.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop Impact and Rebound Dynamics on an Inclined Superhydrophobic Surface  

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The ability of the superhydrophobic surface in promoting drop rebound has significant applications in areas such as anti-icing and fouling on aircraft, power lines, and wind turbines and has prompted researchers to create an array of synthetic superhydrophobic surfaces using fabrication methods such as surface etching techniques (plasma, laser, chemical), lithography (photolithography, electron beam, X-ray), electrochemical deposition processes, spray casting, as well as electrospinning techniques. ... For example, ice accretion on a wind turbine blade as well as on an aircraft wing typically involves impact and freezing of supercooled liquid droplets on those surfaces at subzero environmental temperatures. ... By varying laser fluence, micro-texture morphol. of the wafers could be reproduced and well controlled. ...

Yong Han Yeong; James Burton; Eric Loth; Ilker S. Bayer

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Slant visual range from drop-size distribution  

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. 1796 x 10 -5 6. 4781 x 10 -5 6. 8817 x 10 7. 4708 x 10 -5 6. 4Z3Z x 10 3. 4338 x 10 -5 l. 8538 x 10 9. 1Z32 x 10 5. 1436 x 10 3. 1019 x 10 3. 3120 x 10 -6 3. 6597 x 10 6. Z636 x 10 4. 2730 x 10 3. 8357 x 10 1 4. OZ10 x 10 1 4. Z715 x 10...'laj or Subject: Mete orol oqy SLANT VISUAL RANGE FROM DROP-SIZE DISTRIBUTION A Thesis by EDWIN STANLEY ARRANCE Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Vance E. Moyer; (Chairman of Committee) Dr. Geor L. Huebner, Jr. (Member) Dr. Glen N. Williams...

Arrance, Edwin Stanley

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of short-radius horizontal boreholes in the naturally fractured Yates field  

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This paper discusses the performance and simulation of short-radius horizontal boreholes being used in the Marathon-operated Yates field Unit in west Texas to minimize drawdown and therefore to reduce gas and water coning in a thin oil column. Yates is a very prolific field with extensive fracturing and high-quality reservoir rock. Superimposed on a high-density orthogonal fracture network are widely spaced regional joints with a strong directional tendency. Major questions are how these directional joints affect the horizontal-well performance and whether wells should be drilled parallel or perpendicular to the joints. Dual-permeability reservoir simulation studies were performed to study optimum orientation of the borehole with respect to the natural fracture network. Additionally, optimum well-completion elevation was studied. Forty-six vertical wells have been recompleted as short-radius horizontal boreholes since 1986. The large productivity increase of the horizontal boreholes compared with the previous vertical completions indicates that the wells are intersecting the regional joints.

Gilman, J.R.; Rothkopf, B.W. (Marathon Petroleum Technology Center, Littleton, CO (United States)); Bowzer, J.L. (Marathon Oil Co., Midland, TX (United States))

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A PRECISE ASTEROSEISMIC AGE AND RADIUS FOR THE EVOLVED SUN-LIKE STAR KIC 11026764  

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The primary science goal of the Kepler Mission is to provide a census of exoplanets in the solar neighborhood, including the identification and characterization of habitable Earth-like planets. The asteroseismic capabilities of the mission are being used to determine precise radii and ages for the target stars from their solar-like oscillations. Chaplin et al. published observations of three bright G-type stars, which were monitored during the first 33.5 days of science operations. One of these stars, the subgiant KIC 11026764, exhibits a characteristic pattern of oscillation frequencies suggesting that it has evolved significantly. We have derived asteroseismic estimates of the properties of KIC 11026764 from Kepler photometry combined with ground-based spectroscopic data. We present the results of detailed modeling for this star, employing a variety of independent codes and analyses that attempt to match the asteroseismic and spectroscopic constraints simultaneously. We determine both the radius and the age of KIC 11026764 with a precision near 1%, and an accuracy near 2% for the radius and 15% for the age. Continued observations of this star promise to reveal additional oscillation frequencies that will further improve the determination of its fundamental properties.

Metcalfe, T. S. [High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 80307 (United States); Monteiro, M. J. P. F. G. [Centro de Astrofisica and DFA-Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade do Porto (Portugal); Thompson, M. J. [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield S3 7RH (United Kingdom); Molenda-Zakowicz, J. [Astronomical Institute, University of Wroclaw, ul. Kopernika 11, 51-622 Wroclaw (Poland); Appourchaux, T. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Universite Paris XI-CNRS (UMR8617), Batiment 121, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Chaplin, W. J. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Dogan, G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Eggenberger, P. [Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva, Maillettes 51, 1290 Sauverny (Switzerland); Bedding, T. R.; Stello, D. [Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA), School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Bruntt, H. [Observatoire de Paris, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92190 Meudon Principal Cedex (France); Creevey, O. L. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38200 La Laguna (Spain); Quirion, P.-O. [Canadian Space Agency, 6767 Boulevard de l'Aeroport, Saint-Hubert, QC, J3Y 8Y9 (Canada); Bonanno, A. [INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, 95123 Catania (Italy); Silva Aguirre, V. [Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Karl Schwarzschild Str. 1, Garching, D-85741 (Germany); Basu, S.; Esch, L.; Gai, N. [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States); Di Mauro, M. P. [INAF-IASF Roma, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma (Italy); Kosovichev, A. G. [HEPL, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4085 (United States)

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Measurement Of Neutron Radius In Lead By Parity Violating Scattering Flash ADC DAQ  

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This dissertation reports the experiment PREx, a parity violation experiment which is designed to measure the neutron radius in {sup 208}Pb. PREx is performed in hall A of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility from March 19th to June 21st. Longitudionally polarized electrons at energy 1 GeV scattered at and angle of {theta}{sub lab} = 5.8 {degrees} from the Lead target. Beam corrected pairty violaing counting rate asymmetry is (A{sub corr} = 594 ± 50(stat) ± 9(syst))ppb at Q{sup 2} = 0.009068GeV {sup 2}. This dissertation also presents the details of Flash ADC Data Acquisition(FADC DAQ) system for Moller polarimetry in Hall A of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. The Moller polarimeter measures the beam polarization to high precision to meet the specification of the PREx(Lead radius experiment). The FADC DAQ is part of the upgrade of Moller polarimetery to reduce the systematic error for PREx. The hardware setup and the results of the FADC DAQ analysis are presented

Ahmed, Zafar [Christopher Newport U.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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El fenmeno pro-drop en portugus de Brasil y espaol peninsular Resumen: espaol y portugus son lenguas pro-drop. No obstante, diversos estudios indican que el  

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El fenómeno pro-drop en portugués de Brasil y español peninsular Resumen: español y portugués son portugués de Brasil una lengua parcialmente pro-drop. En este trabajo se analiza el fenómeno pro-drop en portugués de Brasil a través de una comparación con el español peninsular, utilizando para ello corpus

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The influence of attached bubbles on potential drop and current distribution at gas-evolving electrodes  

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A theoretical study is presented of the effects of bubbles attached to the surface of a gas-evolving electrode, with emphasis on their influence on the local current distribution and on the potential drop at the electrode. The mathematical model accounts for the combined influence of (i) ohmic obstruction within the electrolyte, (ii) area masking on the electrode surface, which raises surface overpotential by increasing the effective current density, and (iii) decreased local supersaturation, which lowers the concentration overpotential. The electrolytic transport is described by potential theory, and the dissolved gas is assumed to obey steady-state diffusion within a concentration boundary layer. The coupled field equations are solved numerically using the boundary-element method. The model is applied to hydrogen evolution in potassium-hydroxide solution. For gas evolution in the Tafel kinetic regime, the current distribution is nearly uniform over the unmasked electrode area, and the increase in surface overpotential is the dominant voltage effect. However, outside the Tafel regime (e.g. on cathodes of greater catalytic activity) the current density is strongly enhanced near the bubble-contact zone, and the supersaturation-lowering effect is quite strong, largely offsetting the ohmic and surface-overpotential effects. Proceeding from a set of base conditions, the authors perform a systematic examination of attached-bubble effects, their relative importance, and their dependence on system variables.

Dukovic, J.; Tobias, C.W.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-gasification of biomass with coal and oil sands coke in a drop tube furnace.  

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??Chars were obtained from individual fuels and blends with different blend ratios of coal, coke and biomass in Drop Tube Furnace at different temperatures. Based… (more)

Gao, Chen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Duct in Conditioned Space in a Dropped Ceiling or Fur-down, Gainesville, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

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This case study examines a Building America builder partner’s implementation of an inexpensive, quick and effective method of building a fur-down or dropped ceiling chase, which brings the duct system into the interior of the house to reduce air leakage and improve durability and indoor air quality

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Pressure drop of two-phase plug flow in round mini-channels: Influence of surface wettability  

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In the present experimental study, the pressure drop of two-phase plug flows in round mini-channels was investigated for three different tube materials, i.e., glass, polyurethane and Teflon, respectively, with their inner diameters ranging from 1.62 to 2.16 mm. Air and water were used as the test fluids. In the wet-plug flow regime (wet wall condition at the gas portions), the pressure drop was reasonably predicted by the homogeneous flow model or by the correlations of Mishima and Hibiki [K. Mishima, T. Hibiki, Some characteristics of air-water two-phase flow in small diameter vertical tubes, Int. J. Multiphase Flow 22 (1996) 703-712] and Chisholm [D. Chisholm, A theoretical basis for the Lockhart-Martinelli correlation for two-phase flow, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 10 (1967) 1767-1778]. On the other hand, in the dry-plug flow regime (dry wall condition at the gas portions), the role of the moving contact lines turned out to be significant. To take into account the effect of the moving contact lines, a modified Lockhart-Martinelli type correlation was proposed, which fitted the measured pressure-drop data within the mean deviation of 6%. (author)

Lee, Chi Young; Lee, Sang Yong [Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Science Town, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A precise asteroseismic age and radius for the evolved Sun-like star KIC 11026764  

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The primary science goal of the Kepler Mission is to provide a census of exoplanets in the solar neighborhood, including the identification and characterization of habitable Earth-like planets. The asteroseismic capabilities of the mission are being used to determine precise radii and ages for the target stars from their solar-like oscillations. Chaplin et al. (2010) published observations of three bright G-type stars, which were monitored during the first 33.5 days of science operations. One of these stars, the subgiant KIC 11026764, exhibits a characteristic pattern of oscillation frequencies suggesting that it has evolved significantly. We have derived asteroseismic estimates of the properties of KIC 11026764 from Kepler photometry combined with ground-based spectroscopic data. We present the results of detailed modeling for this star, employing a variety of independent codes and analyses that attempt to match the asteroseismic and spectroscopic constraints simultaneously. We determine both the radius and ...

Metcalfe, T S; Thompson, M J; Molenda-Zakowicz, J; Appourchaux, T; Chaplin, W J; Dogan, G; Eggenberger, P; Bedding, T R; Bruntt, H; Creevey, O L; Quirion, P -O; Stello, D; Bonanno, A; Aguirre, V Silva; Basu, S; Esch, L; Gai, N; Di Mauro, M P; Kosovichev, A G; Kitiashvili, I N; Suarez, J C; Moya, A; Piau, L; Garcia, R A; Marques, J P; Frasca, A; Biazzo, K; Sousa, S G; Dreizler, S; Bazot, M; Karoff, C; Frandsen, S; Wilson, P A; Brown, T M; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J; Gilliland, R L; Kjeldsen, H; Campante, T L; Fletcher, S T; Handberg, R; Regulo, C; Salabert, D; Schou, J; Verner, G A; Ballot, J; Broomhall, A -M; Elsworth, Y; Hekker, S; Huber, D; Mathur, S; New, R; Roxburgh, I W; Sato, K H; White, T R; Borucki, W J; Koch, D G; Jenkins, J M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can we constrain interior structure of rocky exoplanets from mass and radius measurements?  

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We present an inversion method based on Bayesian analysis to constrain the interior structure of terrestrial exoplanets, in the form of chemical composition of the mantle and core size. Specifically, we identify what parts of the interior structure of terrestrial exoplanets can be determined from observations of mass, radius, and stellar elemental abundances. We perform a full probabilistic inverse analysis to formally account for observational and model uncertainties and obtain confidence regions of interior structure models. This enables us to characterize how model variability depends on data and associated uncertainties. We test our method on terrestrial solar system planets and find that our model predictions are consistent with independent estimates. Furthermore, we apply our method to synthetic exoplanets up to 10 Earth masses and up to 1.7 Earth radii as well as to exoplanet Kepler-36b. Importantly, the inversion strategy proposed here provides a framework for understanding the level of precision requ...

Dorn, Caroline; Heng, Kevin; Alibert, Yann; Connolly, James A D; Benz, Willy; Tackley, Paul

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Silicon detector system on carbon fiber support at small radius  

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The design of a silicon detector for a p{bar p} collider experiment will be described. The detector uses a carbon fiber support structure with sensors positioned at small radius with respect to the beam. A brief overview of the mechanical design is given. The emphasis is on the electrical characteristics of the detector. General principles involved in grounding systems with carbon fiber structures will be covered. The electrical characteristics of the carbon fiber support structure will be presented. Test results imply that carbon fiber must be regarded as a conductor for the frequency region of interest of 10 to 100 MHz. No distinction is found between carbon fiber and copper. Performance results on noise due to pick-up through the low mass fine pitch cables carrying the analogue signals and floating metal is discussed.

Marvin E. Johnson

2004-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Mayer series of the Lennard-Jones gas: improved bounds for the convergence radius  

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We provide a lower bound for the convergence radius of the Mayer series of the Lennard-Jones gas which strongly improves on the classical bound obtained by Penrose and Ruelle 1963. To obtain this result we use an alternative estimate recently proposed by Morais et al. (J. Stat. Phys. 2014) for a restricted class of stable and tempered pair potentials (namely those which can be written as the sum of a non-negative potential plus an absolutely integrable and stable potential) combined with a method developed by Locatelli and Schoen (J. Glob. Optim. 2002) for establishing a lower bound for the minimal interatomic distance between particles interacting via a Morse potential in a cluster of minimum-energy configurations.

Bernardo N. B. de Lima; Aldo Procacci

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop test of the Huygens Probe from a stratospheric balloon  

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Huygens is an atmospheric Probe designed for the in-situ exploration of the atmosphere of Titan. Huygens is the ESA-provided element of the joint NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan. The Cassini-Huygens launch is foreseen in October 1997. After a 7-year journey through the Solar system, Huygens will separate from the mother spacecraft, the Cassini Saturn Orbiter, in early November 2004. About 3 weeks after separation, the Huygens Probe will enter into the upper atmosphere of Titan protected by its heat shield. Following the ejection of the heat shield, the parachute will be deployed for controlling the descent through the atmosphere of Titan down to the surface. The descent will last between 2 and 212 hours. For the drop test, a full scale model of the Huygens Probe, which included all flight-like mechanisms and parachutes, was developed. The main objective of the test was to demonstrate the parachute deployment sequence; a secondary objective was to characterise the science-driven probe stability and spin design features during the parachute descent phase.

E. Jäkel; P. Rideau; P.R. Nugteren; J. Underwood; P. Faucon; J-P. Lebreton

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Do liquid drops roll or slide on inclined surfaces?  

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We study the motion of a two-dimensional droplet on an inclined surface, under the action of gravity, using a diffuse interface model which allows for arbitrary equilibrium contact angles. The kinematics of motion is analysed by decomposing the gradient of the velocity inside the droplet into a shear and a residual flow. This decomposition helps in distinguishing sliding versus rolling motion of the drop. Our detailed study confirms intuition, in that rolling motion dominates as the droplet shape approaches a circle, and the viscosity contrast between the droplet and the ambient fluid becomes large. As a consequence of kinematics, the amount of rotation in a general droplet shape follows a universal curve characterised by geometry, and independent of Bond number, surface inclination and equilibrium contact angle, but determined by the slip length and viscosity contrast. Our results open the way towards a rational design of droplet-surface properties, both when rolling motion is desirable (as in self-cleaning hydrophobic droplets) or when it must be prevented (as in insecticide sprays on leaves).

Sumesh P. Thampi; Ronojoy Adhikari; Rama Govindarajan

2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Ein Zylinder mit dem Radius R rollt ab auf zwei nicht dehnbaren Fden. Zu einem Zeitpunkt ist die Winkelgeschwindigkeit des Zylinders gleich  

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Aufgabe 1: Ein Zylinder mit dem Radius R rollt ab auf zwei nicht dehnbaren Fäden. Zu einem . Wie gro� ist die Geschwin- digkeit des Zentrums des Zylinders? Aufgabe 2. Ein Rad mit dem Radius 0r rollt auf einer Kreisbahn vom Radius 02l r= . Man bestimme die Lage der momentanen Rotationsachse und

Berlin,Technische Universität

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A pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis to prevent foot-drop  

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A self-contained, self-controlled, pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis (PhAFO) to manage foot-drop was developed and tested. Foot-drop is due to a disruption of ... motion during stance, and harvest th...

Robin Chin; Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler…

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fully Integrated NxN MEMS Wavelength Selective Switch with 100% Colorless Add-Drop Ports  

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Fully Integrated NxN MEMS Wavelength Selective Switch with 100% Colorless Add-Drop Ports Shifu Yuan/drop ports. © 2007 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (060.2330) Fiber optics communications; (060 multi-port wavelength selective switches using liquid crystal devices. Micro-Electro-Mechanical System

Bowers, John

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Statistical Estimation of Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage Drop Considering Within-Die Process Variations  

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Statistical Estimation of Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage Drop Considering Within-Die Process the power grid, the grid develops large voltage drops, which is an unavoidable background level of noise on the grid. We develop techniques for estimation of the statistics of the leakage-induced power grid voltage

Najm, Farid N.

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Statistical Estimation of LeakageInduced Power Grid Voltage Drop Considering WithinDie Process Variations #  

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Statistical Estimation of Leakage­Induced Power Grid Voltage Drop Considering Within­Die Process the power grid, the grid develops large voltage drops, which is an unavoidable background level of noise on the grid. We develop techniques for estimation of the statistics of the leakage­induced power grid voltage

Najm, Farid N.

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MEASUREMENT OF HEAT TRANSFER DURING DROP-WISE CONDENSATION OF WATER ON POLYETHYLENE  

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MEASUREMENT OF HEAT TRANSFER DURING DROP-WISE CONDENSATION OF WATER ON POLYETHYLENE Gagan Deep distribution of temperature during drop-wise condensation over a polyethylene substrate was measured using on the substrate was simultaneously visualized. Static contact angles of water on polyethylene are measured

Khandekar, Sameer

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Scaling law in liquid drop coalescence driven by surface tension Mingming Wua)  

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Scaling law in liquid drop coalescence driven by surface tension Mingming Wua) Department experimental results on the coalescence of two liquid drops driven by surface tension. Using a high speed that such scaling law is robust when using fluids of different viscosities and surface tensions. The prefactor

Cubaud, Thomas

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Delamination and Failure at Ply Drops in Carbon Fiber Laminates Under Static and Fatigue Loading  

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Delamination and Failure at Ply Drops in Carbon Fiber Laminates Under Static and Fatigue Loading in composites with thickness tapering has been a major concern in aerospace applications of carbon fibers, where carbon fiber and glass fiber prepreg laminates containing various ply drop geometries, and using thicker

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Control of drop rebound with solid target motion Heon Ju Lee and Ho-Young Kima)  

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and a low viscosity, such as water and molten metal drops, exhibit a vigorous recoiling and a long having a high impact inertia, a low viscosity, and a high surface tension, such as a large water drop upon impact with solid surfaces plays important roles in many applications. When spraying herbicide

Kim, Ho-Young

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Real-Time Detection of Packet Drop Attacks on Synchrophasor Data  

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, NY, 12180 Abstract--The importance of phasor measurement unit (PMU) or synchrophasor data towardsReal-Time Detection of Packet Drop Attacks on Synchrophasor Data Seemita Pal, Biplab Sikdar and Joe attack, where the adversary arbitrarily drops packets with synchrophasor data. This paper develops a real

Sikdar, Biplab

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U-199: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module Arbitrary File Upload  

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9: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module Arbitrary File Upload 9: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability U-199: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability June 26, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability has been reported in the Drag & Drop Gallery module for Drupal, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system. PLATFORM: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module 6.x ABSTRACT: The vulnerability is caused due to the sites/all/modules/dragdrop_gallery/upload.php script improperly validating uploaded files, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary PHP code by uploading a PHP file with e.g. an appended ".gif" file extension. Reference Links: Original Advisory Secunia ID 49698 No Current CVE Reference IMPACT ASSESSMENT:

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Lifetime of micrometer-sized drops of oil pressed by buoyancy against a planar interface  

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Emulsion Stability Simulations (ESS) are used to estimate the coalescence time of one drop of hexadecane pressed by buoyancy against a planar water/hexadecane interface. In the present simulations the homophase is represented by a big drop of oil at least 500 times larger than the approaching drop ($1\\,\\mu$m to $10\\,\\mu$m). Both deformable and non-deformable drops are considered along with six different diffusion tensors. In each case van der Waals, electrostatic, steric and buoyancy forces are taken into account. The coalescence times are estimated as the average of 1000 random walks. It is found that the repulsive potential barrier has a significant influence in the results. The experimental data can only be reproduced assuming negligible repulsive barriers, as well as non-deformable drops that move with a combination of Stokes and Taylor tensors as they approach the interface.

Clara Rojas; German Urbina-Villalba; Maximo Garcia-Sucre

2010-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-independent determination of the magnetic radius of the proton from spectroscopy of ordinary and muonic hydrogen  

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To date the magnetic radius of the proton has been determined only by means of electron-proton scattering, which is not free of controversies. Any existing atomic determinations are irrelevant because they are strongly model-dependent. We consider a so-called Zemach contribution to the hyperfine interval in ordinary and muonic hydrogen and derive a self-consistent model-independent value of the magnetic radius of the proton. More accurately, we constrain not a value of the magnetic radius by itself, but its certain combination with the electric-charge radius of the proton, namely, R_E^2+R_M^2. The result from the ordinary hydrogen is found to be R_E^2+R_M^2=1.35(12) fm^2, while the derived muonic value is 1.49(18) fm^2. That allows us to constrain the value of the magnetic radius of proton R_M=0.78(8) fm at the 10% level.

Karshenboim, Savely G

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radius determination of solar-type stars using asteroseismology: What to expect from the Kepler mission  

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For distant stars, as observed by the NASA Kepler satellite, parallax information is currently of fairly low quality and is not complete. This limits the precision with which the absolute sizes of the stars and their potential transiting planets can be determined by traditional methods. Asteroseismology will be used to aid the radius determination of stars observed during NASA's Kepler mission. We report on the recent asteroFLAG hare-and-hounds Exercise#2, where a group of `hares' simulated data of F-K main-sequence stars that a group of `hounds' sought to analyze, aimed at determining the stellar radii. Based on the asteroseismic large frequency spacing, obtained from simulations of 4-year time series data from the Kepler mission, we demonstrate that the stellar radii can be correctly and precisely determined, when combined with traditional stellar parameters from the Kepler Input Catalogue. The radii found by the various methods used by each independent hound generally agree with the true values of the arti...

Stello, D; Bruntt, H; Creevey, O L; García-Hernández, A; Monteiro, M J P F G; Moya, A; Quirion, P -O; Sousa, S G; Suárez, J -C; Appourchaux, T; Arentoft, T; Ballot, J; Bedding, T R; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J; Elsworth, Y; Fletcher, S T; García, R A; Houdek, Günter; Jiménez-Reyes, S J; Kjeldsen, H; New, R; Régulo, C; Salabert, D; Toutain, T

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EMERGING TRENDS IN A PERIOD-RADIUS DISTRIBUTION OF CLOSE-IN PLANETS  

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We analyze the distribution of extrasolar planets (both confirmed and Kepler candidates) according to their orbital periods P and planetary radii R. Among confirmed planets, we find compelling evidence for a paucity of bodies with 3 R {sub Circled-Plus} < R < 10 R {sub Circled-Plus }, where R {sub Circled-Plus} is Earth's radius and P < 2-3 days. We have christened this region a sub-Jovian Pampas. The same trend is detected in multiplanet Kepler candidates. Although approximately 16 Kepler single-planet candidates inhabit this Pampas, at least 7 are probable false positives (FPs). This last number could be significantly higher if the ratio of FPs is higher than 10%, as suggested by recent studies. In a second part of the paper we analyze the distribution of planets in the (P, R) plane according to stellar metallicities. We find two interesting trends: (1) a lack of small planets (R < 4 R {sub Circled-Plus }) with orbital periods P < 5 days in metal-poor stars and (2) a paucity of sub-Jovian planets (4 R {sub Circled-Plus} < R < 8 R {sub Circled-Plus }) with P < 100 days, also around metal-poor stars. Although all these trends are preliminary, they appear statistically significant and deserve further scrutiny. If confirmed, they could represent important constraints on theories of planetary formation and dynamical evolution.

Beauge, C. [Instituto de Astronomia Teorica y Experimental (IATE), Observatorio Astronomico, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Laprida 854, X5000BGR Cordoba (Argentina)] [Instituto de Astronomia Teorica y Experimental (IATE), Observatorio Astronomico, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Laprida 854, X5000BGR Cordoba (Argentina); Nesvorny, D. [Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302 (United States)] [Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302 (United States)

2013-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Inductive current startup in large tokamaks with expanding minor radius and rf assist  

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Auxiliary rf heating of electrons before and during the current-rise phase of a large tokamak, such as the Fusion Engineering Device (R = 4.8 m, a = 1.3 m, sigma = 1.6, B/sub T/ = 3.62 T), is examined as a means of reducing both the initiation loop voltage and resistive flux expenditure during startup. Prior to current initiation, 1 to 2 MW of electron cyclotron resonance heating power at approx. 90 GHz is used to create a small volume of high conductivity plasma (T/sub e/ approx. = 100 eV, n/sub e/ approx. = 10/sup 19/ m/sup -3/) near the upper hybrid resonance (UHR) region. This plasma conditioning permits a small radius (a/sub 0/ approx. = 0.2 to 0.4 m) current channel to be established with a relatively low initial loop voltage (less than or equal to 25 V as opposed to approx. 100 V without rf assist). During the subsequent plasma expansion and current ramp phase, a combination of rf heating (up to 5 MW) and current profile control leads to a substantial savings in volt-seconds by: (1) minimizing the resistive flux consumption; and (2) maintaining the internal flux at or near the flat profile limit.

Borowski, S.K.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal-mass-to-light ratios of the Perseus cluster out to the virial radius  

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We analyzed XMM-Newton data of the Perseus cluster out to $\\sim$1 Mpc, or approximately half the virial radius. Using the flux ratios of Lyalpha lines of H-like Si and S to Kalpha line of He-like Fe, the abundance ratios of Si/Fe and S/Fe of the intracluster medium (ICM) were derived using the APEC plasma code v2.0.1. The temperature dependence of the line ratio limits the systematic uncertainty in the derived abundance ratio. The Si/Fe and S/Fe in the ICM of the Perseus cluster show no radial gradient. The emission-weighted averages of the Si/Fe and S/Fe ratios outside the cool core are 0.91 +- 0.08 and 0.93 +- 0.10, respectively, in solar units according to the solar abundance table of Lodders (2003). These ratios indicate that most Fe was synthesized by supernovae Ia. We collected K-band luminosities of galaxies and calculated the ratio of Fe and Si mass in the ICM to K-band luminosity, iron-mass-to-light ratio (IMLR) and silicon-mass-to-light ratio (SMLR). Within $\\sim$1 Mpc, the cumulative IMLR and SMLR ...

Matsushita, K; Sasaki, T; Sato, K; Simionescu, A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical test report to drop test of a 9975 radioactive material shipping packaging  

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This report presents the drop test results for the 9975 radioactive material shipping package being dropped 30 feet onto a unyielding surface followed by a 40-inch puncture pin drop. The purpose of these drops was to show that the package lid would remain attached to the drum. The 30-foot drop was designed to weaken the lid closure lug while still maintaining maximum extension of the lugs from the drum surface. This was accomplished by angling the drum approximately 30 degrees from horizontal in an inverted position. In this position, the drum was rotated slightly so as not to embed the closure lugs into the drum as a result of the 30-foot drop. It was determined that this orientation would maximize deformation to the closure ring around the closure lug while still maintaining the extension of the lugs from the package surface. The second drop was from 40 inches above a 40-inch tall 6-inch diameter puncture pin. The package was angled 10 degrees from vertical and aligned over the puncture pin to solidly hit the drum lug(s) in an attempt to disengage the lid when dropped.Tests were performed in response to DOE EM-76 review Q5 inquires that questioned the capability of the 9975 drum lid to remain in place under this test sequence. Two packages were dropped utilizing this sequence, a 9974 and 9975. Test results for the 9974 package are reported in WSRC-RP-97-00945. A series of 40-inch puncture pin tests were also performed on undamaged 9975 and 9974 packages.

Blanton, P.S.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory manual for static pressure drop experiments in LMFBR wire wrapped rod bundles  

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Purpose of this experiment is to determine both interior and edge subchannel axial pressure drops for a range of Reynolds numbers. The subchannel static pressure drop is used to calculate subchannel and bundle average friction factors, which can be used to verify existing friction factor correlations. The correlations for subchannel friction factors are used as input to computer codes which solve the coupled energy, continuity, and momentum equations, and are also used to develop flow split correlations which are needed as input to codes which solve only the energy equation. The bundle average friction factor is used to calculate the overall bundle pressure drop, which determines the required pumping power.

Burns, K.J.; Todreas, N.E.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of material, lay-up, and geometry on the radius of curvature of spoolable composite tubulars  

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-point flexure tests are conducted to simulate the spooling conditions where angle-ply asymmetric glass and carbon polymeric matrix composite tubes with various lay-up and radius/thickness ratios are loaded until failure. The loading grips are designed...

Rodriguez, Douglas E.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expanded Eligibility, Drop-in Care, and Improved Nutrition Program at Child  

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Expanded Eligibility, Drop-in Care, and Expanded Eligibility, Drop-in Care, and Improved Nutrition Program at Child Development Center The Lab's Child Development Center (CDC) provides Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) employees a top-rated and convenient onsite childcare option. Now the CDC is announcing three new program changes and improvements for BSA families. 1. Expanded Eligibility: The CDC is opening its doors to the nieces, nephews, and grandchildren of BSA employees. Spots are available for most age groups. Contact the CDC at Ext. 7416 or email brookhaven@brighthorizons.com to arrange a tour. 2. Drop-in Care: A totally new program at the CDC. The drop-in care program allows families to access high-quality childcare on an as-needed basis for

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Truman's decision to drop the bomb to be discussed at 70th anniversary  

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70th anniversary lecture July 10 about Truman, bomb 70th anniversary lecture July 10 about Truman, bomb Truman's decision to drop the bomb to be discussed at 70th anniversary lecture July 10 Noel Pugach will discuss Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs on Japanese cities and explain how and why he made it July 3, 2013 70th anniversary lecture July 10 about Truman, bomb Noel Pugach will discuss Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs on Japanese cities and explain how and why he made it Contact Nick Njegomir Communications Office (505) 667-5679 Email "Harry S. Truman considered the use of the atomic bomb on Japan among the most important and consequential actions of his presidency. Historians and journalists have concurred in that judgment, though some have condemned it," Pugach said. Truman's decision to drop the bomb to be discussed at 70th anniversary

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B61-12 Life Extension Program Radar Drop Tests Completed Successfully |  

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Heat transfer to impacting drops and post critical heat flux dispersed flow  

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Heat transfer to drops impacting on a hot surface is examined in context of dispersions of flowing, boiling fluids. The liquid contribution to heat transfer from a hot tube to a two-phase dispersion is formulated in terms ...

Kendall, Gail E.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar power prices are dropping fast, NREL says | OpenEI Community  

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Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(107) Contributor 21 October, 2014 - 16:03 The price of solar power panels dropped as much as 19 percent nationwide in 2013 and are expected to...

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Positive pressure drop-on-demand printhead for Three-Dimensional Printing  

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In drop-on-demand printing, wetting out of the binder fluid onto the orifice face typically has been prevented by some combination of the following: coatings on the orifice face, high surface energy fluids, and negative ...

Gleason, Blake Wilbur

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nematic Order Drives Macroscopic Patterns of Graphene Oxide in Drying Drops  

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Publication Date (Web): November 20, 2014 ... Various macroscopic patterns with different stripe orientations including radial spokes, spider webs, and parallel stripes have been generated by tuning the nematic order of drops. ...

Yanqi Luo; Gregory A. Braggin; Grant T. Olson; Alexandra R. Stevenson; Wanda L. Ruan; Shanju Zhang

2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Analysis of 9975 Shipping Package without Overpack Subjected to 55-Foot Drop  

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This paper discusses the evaluation of the dynamic response of a 9975 shipping package subjected to a load of 55-foot lateral drop without its overpack structure (fiberboard and drum).

Wu, T.

2001-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments on adding a surfactant to water drops boiling on a hot surface  

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...photographs of droplets of water impacting on a hot surface...to film boiling for water and hydrocarbons. Baumeister & Simon...predicting TLeid for hydrocarbons and cryogens, but failed...surfactant to boiling water drops 685 Figure 8...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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California: Advanced 'Drop-In' Biofuels Power the Navy's Green Strike Group  

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EERE's investment allowed Solezyme to increase its algal oil production by a factor of 10, leading to the U.S. Navy's purchase of 450,000 gallons of "drop-in" jet fuel.

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Pressure drop in cyclone separators commonly used in the agricultural processing industry  

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for the degree of NASTER OF SCIENCE August 1984 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering PRESSURE DROP IN CYCLONE SEPARATORS COMMONLY USED IN THE AGRICULTURAL PROCESSING INDUSTRY A Thesis by FRANCISCO ALEJANDRO GUZMAN Approved as to style and content by...: Calvin B. Parnell, Jr. (Chairman of'Committee) Andrew . McFarland / (Member) Otto R. Kunze (Member) William Murphy (Member) Edward Hi er (Head of Department) August 1984 ABSTRACT Pressure Drop 1n Cyclone Separators Commonly Used...

Guzman, Francisco Alejandro

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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CARBON DECLINE Report shows record drop for U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2012  

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CARBON DECLINE Report shows record drop for U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2012 ... U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels fell 3.8% last year to the lowest level since 1994, according to a report released last week by the Energy Information Administration. ... Consequently, looking just at carbon emissions and production, 2012 marks the largest annual drop in carbon emissions per GDP since 1948 when records were first kept. ...

JEFF JOHNSON

2013-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Vaporization modeling of petroleum-biofuel drops using a hybrid multi-component approach  

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Numerical modeling of the vaporization characteristics of multi-component fuel mixtures is performed in this study. The fuel mixtures studied include those of binary components, biodiesel, diesel-biodiesel, and gasoline-ethanol. The use of biofuels has become increasingly important for reasons of environmental sustainability. Biofuels are often blended with petroleum fuels, and the detailed understanding of the vaporization process is essential to designing a clean and efficient combustion system. In this study, a hybrid vaporization model is developed that uses continuous thermodynamics to describe petroleum fuels and discrete components to represent biofuels. The model is validated using the experimental data of n-heptane, n-heptane-n-decane mixture, and biodiesel. Since biodiesel properties are not universal due to the variation in feedstock, methods for predicting biodiesel properties based on the five dominant fatty acid components are introduced. Good levels of agreement in the predicted and measured drop size histories are obtained. Furthermore, in modeling the diesel-biodiesel drop, results show that the drop lifetime increases with the biodiesel concentration in the blend. During vaporization, only the lighter components of diesel fuel vaporize at the beginning. Biodiesel components do not vaporize until some time during the vaporization process. On the other hand, results of gasoline-ethanol drops indicate that both fuels start to vaporize once the process begins. At the beginning, the lighter components of gasoline have a slightly higher vaporization rate than ethanol. After a certain time, ethanol vaporizes faster than the remaining gasoline components. At the end, the drop reduces to a regular gasoline drop with heavier components. Overall, the drop lifetime increases as the concentration of ethanol increases in the drop due to the higher latent heat. (author)

Zhang, Lei; Kong, Song-Charng [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2025 Black Engineering Building, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

228

Potential Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Cask Drop in the K West Basin South Loadout Pit  

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The purpose of this calculation note is to document the probabilistic calculation of a potential drop of a multi-canister overpack (MCO) cask or MCO cask and immersion pail on a per lift basis at the K West Basin south loadout pit. This calculation note supports both initial cask loading system alignment activities and normal operations. To perform normal operations in the basin, an MCO cask needs to be lifted four different times. A probabilistic calculation of the potential for a drop will be used for the MCO lifts required during operations. The point estimate value calculated for the probability of a potential drop in the south loadout pit is 1.5 x 10{sup -5} per lift. The probability of 1.5 x 10{sup -5} per lift is approximately a factor of two smaller than the midpoint of the crane load drop failure data provided in NUREG-0612, Control of Heavy Loads at Nuclear Power Plants. The point estimate value for the frequency of potential drops in the south loadout pit is 6.0 x 10{sup -5} per MCO, based on four lifts per MCO. With an MCO-drop accident frequency limit of 0.01 per year, the number of MCOs that can be handled in the south loadout pit must be limited to 165 MCOs per year.

RITTMANN, P.D.

2001-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of shape oscillations of drops and bubbles driven by modulated radiation stresses  

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Deformations of drops and bubbles opposed by surface tension and driven by radiation stresses at the interface are calculated using spherical harmonic expansions for the radial and tangential stresses. Superposed acoustic waves produce stresses which oscillate at the difference frequency ? of the waves in addition to static stresses. When the effects of viscosity on the acoustic waves are omitted. the tangential radiation stress vanishes; a procedure is proposed for calculating the radial stresses from the theory for “Acoustic Radiation Pressure on a Compressible Sphere” [K. Yosioka and Y. Kawasima Acustica 5 167–173 (1955)]. The calculation of the response assumes incompressible second?order flow and omits the body forces which are normally associated with acoustic streaming.Resonance phase shifts and enhancements of the response should occur when ? is close to the natural oscillation frequency of a mode. Quadrupole resonance phase shifts and enhancements have been observed [P. L. Marston and R. E. Apfel J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 63 S41(A) (1978): J. Colloid Interface Sci. 68 280–286 (1979)]. [Work performed at Yale University and supported by ONR.

Philip L. Marston

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar radius determination from SODISM/PICARD and HMI/SDO observations of the decrease of the spectral solar radiance during the June  

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Solar radius determination from SODISM/PICARD and HMI/SDO observations of the decrease of the spectral solar radiance during the June 2012 Venus transit A. Hauchecorne1 , M. Meftah1 , A. Irbah1 , S of Venus provided a rare opportunity to determine the radius of the Sun using solar imagers observing

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado | Department of  

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Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado December 8, 2011 - 12:47pm Addthis An aerial view of Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit (PDU) in Commerce City, Colorado. | Photo courtesy of Rentech. An aerial view of Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit (PDU) in Commerce City, Colorado. | Photo courtesy of Rentech. John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Developing a robust, self-sustaining biofuels industry is key to our efforts to end U.S dependence on foreign oil and to ensure a secure energy future. A crucial step in advancing a domestic biofuels industry is to establish integrated biorefineries across the country. Biorefineries are similar to petroleum refineries in concept; however,

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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Pledge 20 Percent Energy Drop By 2020 |  

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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Pledge 20 Percent Energy Drop Better Buildings Challenge Partners Pledge 20 Percent Energy Drop By 2020 Better Buildings Challenge Partners Pledge 20 Percent Energy Drop By 2020 November 9, 2011 - 10:00am Addthis This is the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Breakout Session Panel with representatives from the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability, Southface, the U.S. General Services Administration, and two Atlanta BBC partner organizations. | Photo courtesy of Fred Perry Photography This is the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Breakout Session Panel with representatives from the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability, Southface, the U.S. General Services Administration, and two Atlanta BBC partner organizations. | Photo courtesy of Fred Perry Photography Maria Tikoff Vargas

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Poloidal Flow and Toroidal Particle Ring Formation in a Sessile Drop Driven by Megahertz Order Vibration  

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(5) We report the appearance of poloidal flow in a sessile drop via high-frequency acoustic excitation, recirculation about a circular locus with a characteristic length scale defined by the confinement of the fluid, because it is in toroidal tokamaks intended for plasma containment in nuclear fusion,(6) in the mantle between the solid core and flexible crust of the earth,(7) and in immiscible spherical drops(8) within another fluid and transported because of acceleration. ... For the flow experiments, water drops of radii R = 1.5 mm were placed on the substrate and a signal generator (SML01, Rhode & Schwarz Pty. Ltd., North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia) and amplifier (10W1000C, Amplifier Research, Souderton, PA) were used to provide a continuous sinusoidal electrical input at the defined frequency f. ...

Amgad R. Rezk; Leslie Y. Yeo; James R. Friend

2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Granular impact cratering by liquid drops: Understanding raindrop imprints through an analogy of asteroid strikes  

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When a granular material is impacted by a sphere, its surface deforms like a liquid yet it preserves a circular crater like a solid. Although the mechanism of granular impact cratering by solid spheres is well understood, our knowledge on granular impact cratering by liquid drops is still very limited. Using high-speed photography, we investigate liquid-drop impact dynamics on granular media. Surprisingly, we find that granular impact cratering by liquid drops follows the same energy scaling as that of asteroid impact cratering. Inspired by this similarity, we develop a simple model that quantitatively describes the observed crater morphologies. Our study sheds light on the mechanisms governing raindrop impacts on granular surfaces and reveals an interesting analogy between familiar phenomena of raining and catastrophic asteroid strikes.

Runchen Zhao; Qianyun Zhang; Hendro Tjugito; Xiang Cheng

2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado | Department of  

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Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado December 8, 2011 - 12:47pm Addthis An aerial view of Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit (PDU) in Commerce City, Colorado. | Photo courtesy of Rentech. An aerial view of Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit (PDU) in Commerce City, Colorado. | Photo courtesy of Rentech. John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Developing a robust, self-sustaining biofuels industry is key to our efforts to end U.S dependence on foreign oil and to ensure a secure energy future. A crucial step in advancing a domestic biofuels industry is to establish integrated biorefineries across the country. Biorefineries are similar to petroleum refineries in concept; however,

236

Foot drop resulting from degenerative lumbar spinal diseases: Clinical characteristics and prognosis  

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Abstract Foot drop is a condition that can substantially add to the disability of patients with degenerative lumbar spinal disorders. The most common degenerative conditions associated with foot drop are lumbar disc herniation and lumbar spinal stenosis. The level most commonly affected is the L4/5 spinal level. Most patients are treated with surgery, although there is insufficient evidence to support that surgery is superior to conservative therapy. In most surgical patients, foot dorsiflexion will improve to some degree. The preoperative power of foot dorsiflexion is the key factor associated with prognosis.

Yue Wang; Andrew Nataraj

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and pressure drop in square duct with two opposite repeated rib-roughened walls  

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HEAT TRANSFER AND PRESSURE DROP IN SQUARE DUCT WITH TWO OPPOSITE REPEATED RIB-ROUGHENED WALLS A Thesis CHIANG-KUO LEI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1983 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering HEAT TRANSFER AND PRESSURE DROP IN SQUARE DUCT WITH TWO OPPOSITE REPEATED RIB-ROUGHENED WALLS A Thesis by CHIANG-KUO LEI Approved as to style and content by: , ~p= jd~. = e-C in Han...

Lei, Chiang-Kuo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of a local change of depth on the behavior of bouncing oil drops  

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The work of Couder \\textit{et al} (see also Bush \\textit{et al}) inspired consideration of the impact of a submerged obstacle, providing a local change of depth, on the behavior of oil drops in the bouncing regime. In the linked videos, we recreate some of their results for a drop bouncing on a uniform depth bath of the same liquid undergoing vertical oscillations just below the conditions for Faraday instability, and show a range of new behaviors associated with change of depth. This article accompanies a fluid dynamics video entered into the Gallery of Fluid Motion of the 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics.

Carmigniani, Remi; Symon, Sean; McKeon, Beverley J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Millikan oil drops" as quantum transducers between electromagnetic and gravitational radiation  

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Pairs of Planck-mass-scale drops of superfluid helium coated by electrons (i.e., "Millikan oil drops"), when levitated in the presence of strong magnetic fields and at low temperatures, can be efficient quantum transducers between electromagnetic (EM) and gravitational (GR) radiation. A Hertz-like experiment, in which EM waves are converted at the source into GR waves, and then back-converted at the receiver from GR waves back into EM waves, should be practical to perform. This would open up observations of the gravity-wave analog of the Cosmic Microwave Background from the extremely early Big Bang, and also communications directly through the interior of the Earth.

Raymond Y. Chiao

2007-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 4  

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The application of the work described in this report is the production reactors at the Savannah River Site, and the context is nuclear reactor safety. The Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) scenario considered involves a double-ended break of a primary coolant pipe in the reactor. During a LOCA, the flow through portions of the reactor may reverse direction or be greatly reduced, depending upon the location of the break. The reduced flow rate of coolant (D{sub 2}O) through the fuel assembly channels of the reactor -- downflow in this situation -- can lead to boiling and to the potential for flow instabilities which may cause some of the fuel assembly channels to overheat and melt. That situation is to be avoided. The experimental approach is to provide a test annulus which simulates geometry, materials, and flow conditions in a Mark-22 fuel assembly (Coolant Channel 3) to the extent possible. The annulus has a full-scale geometry, and in fat uses SRL dummy hardware for the inner annulus wall in the ribbed geometry. The materials aluminum. The annulus is uniformly heated in the axial direction, but the circumferential heat flux can be varied to provide ``power tilt`` or asymmetric heating of the inner and outer annulus walls. The test facility uses H{sub 2}O rather than D{sub 2}O, but it includes the effects of dissolved helium gas present in the reactor. The key analysis approaches are: To compare the minima in the measured demand curves with analytical criteria, in particular the Saha-Zuber (1974) model; and to compare the pressure and temperature as a function of length in the annulus with an integral model for flow boiling in a heated channel. This document consists of data plots and summary files of temperature measurements.

Block, J.A.; Crowley, C.; Dolan, F.X.; Sam, R.G.; Stoedefalke, B.H.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Sensor Fusion in the Presence of Packet-dropping Communication Channels  

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On Sensor Fusion in the Presence of Packet-dropping Communication Channels Vijay Gupta, Babak Hassibi, Richard M Murray Abstract-- In this paper we look at the problem of multi- sensor data fusion but also since multiple types of sensors can potentially be used that generate observations related

Gupta, Vijay

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CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Both Indexes Drop in July  

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Statistics. The Nevada Coincident Employment Index includes four employment measures ­ household employmentCBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes1 Both Indexes Drop in July The Nevada Coincident Employment Index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy using an index of employment

Ahmad, Sajjad

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CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Both Indexes Drop for Second Month  

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the seasonally adjusted data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Nevada Coincident Employment IndexCBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes1 Both Indexes Drop for Second Month The Nevada Coincident Employment Index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy using an index

Ahmad, Sajjad

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Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes EPFL -Fall Semester 2013-2014 "Money drop" updated game rules  

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Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes EPFL - Fall Semester 2013-2014 "Money drop" updated game rules Principle of the game: 1. At the beginning of the game, a certain amount of money is given your (current) amount of money on these possible answers. - All the money put on a wrong answer

Lévêque, Olivier

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Statistical Estimation of Circuit Timing Vulnerability Due to Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage Drop  

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Statistical Estimation of Circuit Timing Vulnerability Due to Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage voltage drops on the power grid that can affect circuit timing. We propose a statistical analysis supply voltage to circuit devices is referred to as the power grid. The consequences of power grid

Najm, Farid N.

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Experiments on adding a surfactant to water drops boiling on a hot surface  

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...surfactant to boiling water drops 675 done with three...0 ppm (i.e. pure water), 100 ppm and 1000...and ambient pressure (atmospheric). 2. Experimental...surfactant to 800 g of water. The water was distilled...solution in the droplet generator the syringe, needle...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and fabrication of a 100 GHz channel-drop filter  

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We have designed and are fabricating a novel passive mm-wave spectrometer based on a Photonic Band Gap (PBG) channel-drop filter (CDF). There is a need for a compact wide-band versatile and configurable mm-wave spectrometer for applications in mm-wave communications, radio astronomy, and radar receivers for remote sensing and nonproliferation.

Smirnova, Evgenya I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Earley, Lawrence M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Heath, Cynthia E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shchegolkov, Dmitry Y [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Drop-nets for Wild Pig Damage and Disease Abatement  

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pigs were first observed on the ranch in the mid 1990?s. In 2000, NF took ownership of ORR. Bill Hoffmann owns HR. It is unknown when pigs were first observed on ORR or HR. Past wild pig management included drop-nets and corral traps on ORR...

Gaskamp, Joshua Alden

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Academic Renewal Policy Undergraduate students who have dropped out or have been suspended because of poor  

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Academic Renewal Policy Undergraduate students who have dropped out or have been suspended because at Louisiana Tech University under the provisions of academic renewal. The following conditions apply: 1 was last registered for credit at any college or university and being enrolled under academic renewal. 2

Selmic, Sandra

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Pressure drops for direct steam generation in line-focus solar thermal systems  

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the focus of the solar collector, and then generate steam outside the collector in a large heat exchanger applicable to DSG in long horizontal pipes as required for the current work with a line-focus collector. #12Pressure drops for direct steam generation in line-focus solar thermal systems John Pye1 , Graham

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DISDROMETER RAIN DROP STATISTICS FOR DARWIN AND THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS SITE  

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DISDROMETER RAIN DROP STATISTICS FOR DARWIN AND THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS SITE M. J. Bartholomew Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02- 98CH10886 with the U.S. Department of Energy. The publisher-exclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, world-wide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this manuscript

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Managing energy in a network of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers  

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We show how to improve the energy consumption in an all optical ring network based on reconfigurable optical add and drop multiplexers (ROADM in the following). The analysis is based on numerical analysis of discrete time Markov chains and some heuristics to design an efficient network configuration. We also present a software tool built to perform this performance analysis.

Jean-Michel Fourneau; Nora Izri; Dominique Verchère

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Equilibrium behavior of sessile drops under surface tension, applied external fields, and material variations  

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Equilibrium behavior of sessile drops under surface tension, applied external fields, and material properties such as dielectric constants, resistivities, and surface tension coefficients. The analysis energy storage in the liquid, will lead to 1/R ``line-tension''-type terms if and only if the energy

Shapiro, Benjamin

254

Eye drop: an interaction concept for gaze-supported point-to-point content transfer  

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The shared displays in our environment contain content that we desire. Furthermore, we often acquire content for a specific purpose, i.e., the acquisition of a phone number to place a call. We have developed a content transfer concept, Eye Drop. Eye ...

Jayson Turner; Andreas Bulling; Jason Alexander; Hans Gellersen

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air-dropped sensor network for real-time high-fidelity volcano monitoring  

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This paper presents the design and deployment experience of an air-dropped wireless sensor network for volcano hazard monitoring. The deployment of five stations into the rugged crater of Mount St. Helens only took one hour with a helicopter. The stations ... Keywords: design and deployment, sensor network

Wen-Zhan Song; Renjie Huang; Mingsen Xu; Andy Ma; Behrooz Shirazi; Richard LaHusen

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compound pendant drop tensiometry for surface tension measurement at zero Bond  

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is stationary, the net force acting on it must be zero. The net force is the sum of three forces: (iCompound pendant drop tensiometry for surface tension measurement at zero Bond number of the particle Fweight acting downwards. We now calculate each of these components separately, adopting

Chan, Derek Y C

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Granular impact cratering by liquid drops: Understanding raindrop imprints through an analogy to asteroid strikes  

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When a granular material is impacted by a sphere, its surface deforms like a liquid yet it preserves a circular crater like a solid. Although the mechanism of granular impact cratering by solid spheres is well explored, our knowledge on granular impact cratering by liquid drops is still very limited. Here, by combining high-speed photography with high-precision laser profilometry, we investigate liquid-drop impact dynamics on granular surface and monitor the morphology of resulting impact craters. Surprisingly, we find that, despite the enormous energy and length difference, granular impact cratering by liquid drops follows the same energy scaling and reproduces the same crater morphology as that of asteroid impact craters. Inspired by this similarity, we integrate the physical insight from planetary sciences, the liquid marble model from fluid mechanics and the concept of jamming transition from granular physics into a simple theoretical framework that quantitatively describes all the main features of liquid-drop imprints in granular media. Our study sheds light on the mechanisms governing raindrop impacts on granular surfaces and reveals a remarkable analogy between familiar phenomena of raining and catastrophic asteroid strikes.

Runchen Zhao; Qianyun Zhang; Hendro Tjugito; Xiang Cheng

2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical and Experimental Study of Annular Two-Phase Flow Friction Pressure Drop Under Microgravity  

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to design reliable two-phase systems. The main objective of this present research is to develop a new mathematical model that can accurately predict the annular two-phase friction pressure drop to optimize the design of two-phase systems. The two-phase flow...

Nguyen, Ngoc Thanh

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Delamination at Thick Ply Drops in Carbon and Glass Fiber Laminates Under Fatigue Loading  

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1 Delamination at Thick Ply Drops in Carbon and Glass Fiber Laminates Under Fatigue Loading Daniel in composites with thickness tapering has been a concern in applications of carbon fibers. This study explored the resistance to delamination under fatigue loading of carbon and glass fiber prepreg laminates with the same

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Radiative Impacts on the Growth of a Population of Drops within Simulated Summertime Arctic Stratus  

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The impact of solar heating and infrared cooling on the growth of a population of drops is studied with two numerical modeling frameworks. An eddy-resolving model (ERM) simulation of Arctic stratus clouds is used to generate a dataset of 500 ...

Jerry Y. Harrington; Graham Feingold; William R. Cotton

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coalescence of Drops Near A Hydrophilic Boundary Leads to Long Range Directed Motion  

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A new mechanism for the passive removal of drop on a horizontal surface is described that does not require pre-fabrication of a surface energy gradient. The method relies upon the preparation of alternate hydrophilic/hydrophobic stripes on a surface. When one side of this surface is exposed to steam, with its other surface convectively cooled with cold water, steam condenses as a continuous film on the hydrophilic stripes but as droplets on the hydrophobic stripes. Coalescence leads to a random motion of the center of mass of the fused drops on the surface, which are readily removed as they reach near the boundary of the hydrophobic and hydrophilic zones thus resulting in a net diffusive flux of the coalesced drops from the hydrophobic to the hydrophilic stripes of the surface. Although an in-situ produced thermal gradient due to differential heat transfer coefficients of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic stripes could provide additional driving force for such a motion, it is, however, not a necessary condition for motion to occur. This method of creating directed motion of drops does not require a pre-existing wettability gradient and may have useful applications in thermal management devices.

Manoj K. Chaudhury; Aditi Chakrabarti; Tapasya Tibrewal

2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Splashing from drop impact into a deep  

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surrounding gases. We find that the splashing threshold depends on the gas's dynamic viscosity, but not its, and disintegrates into a spray of secondary droplets. Nonetheless, many basic details of this process remain obscure. Fezzaa and R. D. Deegan Fluid Viscosity Density Surface tension Drop Diameter (cp) (g/cm3 ) (dyne/cm) (cm

Deegan, Robert

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Water usage dropping on campus, but UT hopes to lower it more  

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Water usage dropping on campus, but UT hopes to lower it more Photo Credit: Zachary Strain | Daily six years, UT has worked to decrease its water usage, but the University still has a ways to go if it the University was using one billion gallons of water per year. Across buildings, irrigation, chilling stations

Johnston, Daniel

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Curved and diffuse interface effects on the nuclear surface tension  

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We redefine the surface tension coefficient for a nuclear Fermi-liquid drop with a finite diffuse layer. Following Gibbs-Tolman concept, we introduce the equimolar radius R_e of sharp surface droplet at which the surface tension is applied and the radius of tension surface R_s which provides the minimum of the surface tension coefficient \\sigma. This procedure allows us to derive both the surface tension and the corresponding curvature correction (Tolman length) correctly for the curved and diffuse interface. We point out that the curvature correction depends significantly on the finite diffuse interface. This fact is missed in traditional nuclear considerations of curvature correction to the surface tension. We show that Tolman's length \\xi is negative for nuclear Fermi-liquid drop. The value of the Tolman length is only slightly sensitive to the Skyrme force parametrization and equals \\xi=-0.36 fm.

V. M. Kolomietz; S. V. Lukyanov; A. I. Sanzhur

2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous penetration of a non-wetting drop into an exposed pore Pengtao Yue and Yuriko Renardy  

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and entry flow, the modified Lucas-Washburn equation greatly overesti- mates the penetration rate drop (S penetration rate is higher than that fSpontaneous penetration of a non-wetting drop into an exposed pore Pengtao Yue and Yuriko Renardy

Renardy, Yuriko

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Blackboard Learning Services V-F1 Page 1 Blackboard Inc. Digital Drop Box vs. Assignment Manager Tip Sheet  

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Blackboard Learning Services V-F1 Page 1 Blackboard Inc. Digital Drop Box vs. Assignment Manager Tip Sheet Blackboard Best Practices: Digital Drop Box vs. Assignment Manager A Blackboard Learning causes confusion for students and instructors alike. Adding a File When a user elects to Add File

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Experimental and numerical study of pressure drop and heat transfer in a single-phase micro-channel heat sink  

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Experimental and numerical study of pressure drop and heat transfer in a single-phase micro Received 6 July 2001; received in revised form 26 October 2001 Abstract The pressure drop and heat transfer-dimensional heat transfer characteristics of the heat sink were analyzed numerically by solving the conjugate heat

Qu, Weilin

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Does the universe obey the energy conservation law by a constant mass or an increasing mass with radius during its evolution?  

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How the energy conservation law is obeyed by the universe during its evolution is an important but not yet unanimously resolved question. Does the universe have a constant mass during its evolution or has its mass been increasing with its radius? Here, we evaluate the two contending propositions within the context of the Friedmann equations and the standard big bang theory. We find that though both propositions appeal to the Friedmann equations for validity, an increasing mass with increasing radius is more in harmony with the thermal history of the big bang model. In addition, temperature and flatness problems that plague the constant mass proposal are mitigated by the increasing mass with radius proposal. We conclude that the universe has been increasing in mass and radius in obedience to the energy conservation law.

Akinbo Ojo

2008-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Upper limit of the energy of the photon and the phase change of photon to material particles at the Scwartzschild radius  

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The concept of Scwartzschild radius is extended to the photon and the upper limit imposed on the energy of a photon as a result of the three characteristics of the photon--the constancy of the velocity of light, the spin value of $1\\hslash$ and the zero rest mass of the photon--is shown. Further the phase change that occurs to the photon at the Scwartzschild radius, from energy to matter as a result of vacuum fluctuations is indicated.

C. Radhakrishnan Nair

2005-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Very Large Drops on Cloud Absorption. Part I: Parcel Models  

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In an effort to bring more realism cloud-radiation calculations, arising-parcel model of cloud microphysics and a 191 waveband model of atmospheric radiation (ATRAD) have been brought to bear on the problem of cloud absorption of solar radiation, ...

W. J. Wiscombe; R. M. Welch; W. D. Hall

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop Simulation of 6M Drum with Locking-Ring Closure and Liquid Contents  

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This paper presents the dynamic simulation of the 6M drum with a locking-ring type closure subjected to a 4.9-foot drop. The drum is filled with water to 98 percent of overflow capacity. A three dimensional finite-element model consisting of metallic, liquid and rubber gasket components is used in the simulation. The water is represented by a hydrodynamic material model in which the material's volume strength is determined by an equation of state. The explicit numerical method based on the theory of wave propagation is used to determine the combined structural response to the torque load for tightening the locking-ring closure and to the impact load due to the drop.

Wu, T

2006-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Neutron Radius of 208Pb Through Parity-Violation in Electron Scattering  

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We report the first measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry APV in the elastic scattering of polarized electrons from 208Pb. APV is sensitive to the radius of the neutron distribution (Rn). The result APV = 0.656 ± 0.060 (stat) ± 0.013 (syst) corresponds to a difference between the radii of the neutron and proton distributions Rn-Rp = 0.33-0.18+0.16 fm and provides the first electroweak observation of the neutron skin which is expected in a heavy, neutron-rich nucleus.

Abrahamyan, Sergey; Albataineh, Hisham; Aniol, Konrad; Armstrong, David; Armstrong, Whitney; Averett, Todd; Babineau, Benjamin; Barbieri, A; Bellini, Vincenzo; Beminiwattha, Rakitha; Benesch, Jay; Benmokhtar, Fatiha; Bierlarski, Trevor; Boeglin, Werner; Camsonne, Alexandre; Canan, Mustafa; Carter, Philip; Cates, Gordon; Chen, Chunhua; Chen, Jian-Ping; Hen, O; Cusanno, Francesco; Dalton, Mark; De Leo, Raffaele; De Jager, Cornelis; Deconinck, Wouter; Decowski, Piotr; Deng, Xiaoyan; Deur, Alexandre; Dutta, Dipangkar; Etile, Asenath; Flay, David; Franklin, Gregg; Friend, Megan; Frullani, Salvatore; Fuchey, Eric; Garibaldi, Franco; Gasser, Estelle; Gilman, Ronald; Guisa, Antonio; Glamazdin, Oleksandr; Gomez, Javier; Grames, Joseph; Gu, Chao; Hansen, Jens-Ole; Hansknecht, John; Higinbotham, Douglas; Holmes, Richard; Holmstrom, Timothy; Horowitz, Charles; Hoskins, Joshua; Huang, Jin; Hyde, Charles; Itard, Florian; Jen, Chun-Min; Jensen, Eric; Jin, Ge; Johnston, Sereres; Kelleher, Aidan; Kliakhandler, Konstantin; King, Paul; Kowalski, Stanley; Kumar, Krishna; Leacock, John; Leckey, John; Lee, Jeong Han; LeRose, John; Lindgren, Richard; Liyanage, Nilanga; Lubinsky, Nicholas; Mammei, Juliette; Mammoliti, Francesco; Margaziotis, Demetrius; Markowitz, Pete; McCreary, Amber; McNulty, Dustin; Mercado, Luis; Meziani, Zein-Eddine; Michaels, Robert; Mihovilovic, Miha; Muangma, Navaphon; Munoz Camacho, Carlos; Nanda, Sirish; Nelyubin, Vladimir; Nuruzzaman,; Oh, Yongseok; Palmer, Alvin; Parno, Diana; Paschke, Kent; Phillips, Sarah; Poelker, Benard; Pomatsalyuk, Roman; Posik, Matthew; Puckett, Andrew; Quinn, Brian; Rakhman, A; Reimer, Paul; Riordan, Seamus; Rogan, Patrick; Ron, Guy; Russo, Guiseppe; Saenboonruang, Kiadtisak; Saha, Arunava; Sawatzky, Bradley; Shahinyan, Albert; Silwal, Rupesh; Sirca, Simon; Slifer, Karl; Solvignon-Slifer, Patricia; Souder, Paul; Leda Sperduto, Maria; Subedi, Ramesh; Suleiman, Riad; Sulkosky, Vincent; Sutera, Concetta; Tobias, William; Troth, Wolfgang; Urciuoli, Guido; Buddhini Waidyawansa, Dinayadura; Wang, Diancheng; Wexler, Jonathan; Wilson, Richard; Wojtsekhowski, Bogdan; Yan, Xinhu; Yao, Huan; Ye, Yunxiu; Ye, Zhiohong; Yim, Vireak; Zana, Lorenzo; Zhan, Xiaohui; Zhang, Jixie; Zhang, Y; Zheng, Xiaochao; Zhu, Pengjia

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey IX. The morphology-radius and morphology-density relations in rich galaxy clusters  

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We study the morphology-radius (MR-) and morphology-density (MD-) relations for a sample of about 850 galaxies (with M = -22), the S0 galaxies and the early spirals have different Sigma1-distributions. The reason for this is that Sigma1 is much less correlated with R than is Sigma10, and thus has much less cross-talk from the (MR-) relation. On average, the 'normal' ellipticals populate environments with higher projected density than do the S0 galaxies while the early spirals populate even less dense environments. The segregation of the brightest ellipticals and the late spirals is driven mostly by global factors, while the segregation between 'normal' ellipticals, S0 galaxies and early spirals is driven primarily by local factors.

T. Thomas; P. Katgert

2005-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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SHORT GAMMA-RAY BURSTS: THE MASS OF THE ACCRETION DISK AND THE INITIAL RADIUS OF THE OUTFLOW  

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In this work, we estimate the accretion-disk mass in the specific scenario of binary-neutron-star merger with current observational data. Assuming that the outflows of short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are driven via neutrino-antineutrino annihilation we estimate the disk mass of about half of short bursts in the sample to be {approx}0.01-0.1 M{sub sun}, in agreement with that obtained in the numerical simulations. Massive disks ({approx}several 0.1 M{sub sun}) found in some other short GRBs may point to the more efficient magnetic process of extracting energy or the neutron star and black hole binary progenitor. Our results suggest that some short bursts may be really due to the coalescence of double neutron stars and are promising gravitational wave radiation sources. For future short GRBs with simultaneous gravitational-wave detections, the disk mass may be reliably inferred and the validity of our approach will be tested. We also propose a method to constrain the initial radius of a baryonic outflow where it is launched (R{sub 0}) without the need of identifying an ideal thermal spectrum component. We then apply it to GRB 090510 and get R{sub 0} {approx}< 6.5 x 10{sup 6}({Gamma}{sub ph}/2000){sup -4} cm, suggesting that the central engine is a black hole with a mass <22 M{sub sun}({Gamma}{sub ph}/2000){sup -4}, where {Gamma}{sub ph} is the bulk Lorentz factor of the outflow at the photospheric radius.

Fan Yizhong; Wei Daming, E-mail: yzfan@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: dmwei@pmo.ac.cn [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008 (China)

2011-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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THE ROLE OF CORE MASS IN CONTROLLING EVAPORATION: THE KEPLER RADIUS DISTRIBUTION AND THE KEPLER-36 DENSITY DICHOTOMY  

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We use models of coupled thermal evolution and photo-evaporative mass loss to understand the formation and evolution of the Kepler-36 system. We show that the large contrast in mean planetary density observed by Carter et al. can be explained as a natural consequence of photo-evaporation from planets that formed with similar initial compositions. However, rather than being due to differences in XUV irradiation between the planets, we find that this contrast is due to the difference in the masses of the planets' rock/iron cores and the impact that this has on mass-loss evolution. We explore in detail how our coupled models depend on irradiation, mass, age, composition, and the efficiency of mass loss. Based on fits to large numbers of coupled evolution and mass-loss runs, we provide analytic fits to understand threshold XUV fluxes for significant atmospheric loss, as a function of core mass and mass-loss efficiency. Finally we discuss these results in the context of recent studies of the radius distribution of Kepler candidates. Using our parameter study, we make testable predictions for the frequency of sub-Neptune-sized planets. We show that 1.8-4.0 R{sub ?} planets should become significantly less common on orbits within 10 days and discuss the possibility of a narrow 'occurrence valley' in the radius-flux distribution. Moreover, we describe how photo-evaporation provides a natural explanation for the recent observations of Ciardi et al. that inner planets are preferentially smaller within the systems.

Lopez, Eric D.; Fortney, Jonathan J. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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CONSTRAINTS ON NEUTRON STAR MASS AND RADIUS IN GS 1826-24 FROM SUB-EDDINGTON X-RAY BURSTS  

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We investigate the constraints on neutron star mass and radius in GS 1826-24 from models of light curves and spectral evolution of type I X-ray bursts. This source shows remarkable agreement with theoretical calculations of burst energies, recurrence times, and light curves. We first exploit this agreement to set the overall luminosity scale of the observed bursts. When combined with a measured blackbody normalization, this leads to a distance- and anisotropy-independent measurement of the ratio between the redshift 1 + z and color-correction factor f{sub c}. We find 1 + z = 1.19-1.28 for f{sub c} = 1.4-1.5. We then compare the evolution of the blackbody normalization with flux in the cooling tail of bursts with predictions from spectral models of Suleimanov et al. The observations are well described by the models at luminosities greater than about one-third of the peak luminosity, with deviations emerging at luminosities below that. We show that this comparison leads to distance-independent upper limits on R{sub {infinity}} and neutron star mass of R{sub {infinity}} {approx}< 9.0-13.2 km and M < 1.2-1.7 M{sub Sun }, respectively, for solar abundance of hydrogen at the photosphere and a range of metallicity and surface gravity. The radius limits are low in comparison to previous measurements. This may be indicative of a subsolar hydrogen fraction in the GS 1826-24 photosphere, or of larger color corrections than that predicted by spectral models. Our analysis also gives an upper limit on the distance to GS 1826-24 of d < 4.0-5.5 kpc {xi}{sup -1/2}{sub b}, where {xi}{sub b} is the degree of anisotropy of the burst emission.

Zamfir, Michael; Cumming, Andrew [Department of Physics, McGill University, 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC H3A 2T8 (Canada); Galloway, Duncan K., E-mail: mzamfir@physics.mcgill.ca, E-mail: cumming@physics.mcgill.ca, E-mail: Duncan.Galloway@monash.edu [Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA), School of Physics, and School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, VIC 3800 (Australia)

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Highlight  

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Critical Role of Cloud Drop Effective Radius >14 Micron Radius in Rain Critical Role of Cloud Drop Effective Radius >14 Micron Radius in Rain Initiation Download a printable PDF Submitter: Rosenfeld, D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Wang, H., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Area of Research: Radiation Processes Working Group(s): Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions Journal Reference: Rosenfeld D, H Wang, and PJ Rasch. 2012. "The roles of cloud drop effective radius and LWP in determining rain properties in marine stratocumulus." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 39, doi:10.1029/2012GL052028. The dependence of rain rate on cloud drop effective radius (re) near cloud top. The color scale is for the median value of column maximum rain rate in each joint bin of CWP-re (cloud liquid water path and cloud-top re).

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Effects of Modularity and Connectivity on OADM Deployment in Ring Networks  

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For a class of Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers, we empirically study the effects of port modularity and connectivity on device deployment in ring networks. Designs with greater...

Nuzman, Carl; Kumaran, Krishnan; Nithi, Nachi; Saniee, Iraj; Levy, David; Mitev, Peter

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The Radius of Home  

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one] 23 The April 1984 Ice Storm 24 when out comes to 25 RE: TWO MOTHERS 26 Imagine: lesbian sitcom meets soap opera 29 RE: TWO MOTHERS (continued) 30 fast job as to 32 The first thing I did was to slip it on 33 Potatoes, cows, chickens, fish... 34 iv Table of Contents, continued As toasted buns report like young soldiers 35 I scrape the carbon off the flat grill 36 Drive-thru always yells the need 37 As punishment after being seen 38 Slang is slung side to side 39 Waste: how...

Etzel Jr., Dennis

2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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What does a measurement of mass and/or radius of a neutron star constrain: Equation of state or gravity?  

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Neutron stars (NSs) are thought to be excellent laboratories for determining the equation of state (EoS) of cold dense matter. Their strong gravity suggests that they can also be used to constrain gravity models. The mass and radius (M-R) of a NS both depend on the choice of EoS and gravity, meaning that NSs cannot be simultaneously good laboratories for both of these questions. A measurement of M-R would constrain the less well known physics input. The assumption that M-R measurements can be used to constrain EoS-presumes general relativity (GR) is the ultimate model of gravity in the classical regime. We calculate the radial profile of compactness and curvature (square root of the full contraction of the Weyl tensor) within a NS and determine the domain not probed by the Solar System tests of GR. We find that, except for a tiny sphere of radius less than a millimeter at the center, the curvature is several orders of magnitude above the values present in Solar System tests. The compactness is beyond the solar surface value for r>10 m, and increases by 5 orders of magnitude towards the surface. With the density being only an order of magnitude higher than that probed by nuclear scattering experiments, our results suggest that the employment of GR as the theory of gravity describing the hydrostatic equilibrium of NSs is a rather remarkable extrapolation from the regime of tested validity, as opposed to that of EoS models. Our larger ignorance of gravity within NSs suggests that a measurement of M-R constrains gravity rather than EoS, and given that EoS has yet to be determined by nucleon scattering experiments, M-R measurements cannot tightly constrain the gravity models either. Near the surface the curvature and compactness attain their largest values, while EoS in this region is fairly well known. This renders the crust as the best site to look for deviations from GR.

Kazim Yavuz Ek?i; Can Güngör; Murat Metehan Türko?lu

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Food dropping as a food transfer mechanism among western lowland gorillas in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon  

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In this paper, I describe the food-dropping behavior of western lowland gorillas observed in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon. I collected observational data of gorillas eating...

Yuji Iwata

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extreme Resistance of Superhydrophobic Surfaces to Impalement: Reversible Electrowetting Related to the Impacting/Bouncing Drop Test  

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Extreme Resistance of Superhydrophobic Surfaces to Impalement: Reversible Electrowetting Related drop impact impalement and electrowetting (EW) experiments. A correlation between the resistance) is one of the most promising techniques to carry out elementary operations on droplets, like displacement

Brunet, Philippe

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Sensitivity of fusion and quasi-elastic barrier distributions of {sub 16}O+{sub 144}Sm reaction on the coupling radius parameter  

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We study the heavy-ion collision at sub-barrier energies of {sub 16}O+{sub 144}Sm system using full order coupled-channels formalism. We especially investigate the sensitivity of fusion and quasi-elastic barrier distributions for this system on the coupling radius parameter. We found that the coupled-channels calculations of the fusion and the quasi-elastic barrier distributions are sensitive to the coupling radius for this reaction in contrast to the fusion and quasi-elastic cross section. Our study indicates that the larger coupling radius, i.e., r{sub coup}=1.20, is required by the experimental quasi-elastic barrier distribution. However, the experimental fusion barrier distribution compulsory the small value, i.e., r{sub coup}=1.06.

Zamrun, Muhammad; Usman, Ida; Variani, Viska Inda [Department of Physics, Haluoleo University, Kendari, Sulawesi Tengagra, 93232 (Indonesia); Kassim, Hasan Abu [Department of Physics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Screen and slotted liner horizontal completion: : correcting for wellbore pressure drop in the inflow performance relationships (IPR)  

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SCREEN AND SLOTTED LINER HORIZONTAL COMPLETIONS: CORRECTING FOR WELLBORK PRESSURE DROP IN THE INFLOW PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIPS (IPR) A Thesis by EDDIE OSARENMWIDA AGBONGIATOR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University...: Correcting for Wellbore Pressure Drop in the Inflow Performance Relationships (IPR). (December 2002) Eddie Osarenmwida Agbongiator, B. S. , University of Benin Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Rosalind A. Archer This thesis presents the development of a...

Agbongiator, Eddie Osarenmwida

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental and analytical study of annular two phase flow friction pressure drop in a reduced acceleration field  

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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF ANNULAR TWO PHASE FLOW FRICTION PRESSURE DROP IN A REDUCED ACCELERATION FIELD A Thesis by MONTCPMERY WHEELER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering AN EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF ANNULAR TWO PHASE FLOW FRICTION PRESSURE DROP IN A REDUCED ACCELERATION FIELD A Thesis by MONTGOMERY WHEELER...

Wheeler, Montgomery

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms of liquid sheet breakup and the resulting drop size distributions; Part 2: strand breakup and experimental observations  

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This paper reports that both a wave mechanism and a perforation mechanism have been proposed as the first step in the breakup of fluid sheets. For black liquor sprays, the dominant mechanism is the formation and growth of perforations according to either mechanism, cylindrical strands develop and subsequently break up to form drops. By combining the results of analyzing the breakup of both the sheet and strands, only a discrete number of drop sizes can be predicted from the wave mechanism.

Spielbauer, T.M.; Aidum, C.K. (Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States))

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Syracuse Univesity Test Report On Uptake Factor Resulting From A Dropped Storage Container - Phase II  

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Under certain circumstances, powder from an accidently dropped container can become airborne and inhaled by people nearby such as those who are moving the containers. The inhaled fine particles can deposit on respiratory tracts and lungs, causing asthma, lung cancer, and other acute respiratory illnesses and chronic symptoms. The objective of this study was to develop a standard procedure to measure the airborne concentrations of different size particles within the vicinity of a dropped container where a significant portion of the contained powder is ejected. Tungsten oxide (WO{sub 3}) was selected in this study to represent relatively heavy powders (7.16 g/cm3 specific gravity for WO{sub 3}). A typical can with the outer dimensions of 4.25” diameter and 4.875” tall was used as the container. The powder was dropped in two different configurations: 1) contained within a can covered by a lid that has a 0.25” diameter hole, and 2) contained within a can without a lid. The packing volume of the powder was 51.4 in3 (842.7 cm{sup 3}) and the target mass was 1936 g. The tests were carried out in a full-scale stainless steel environmental chamber with an interior volume of 852 ft3 (24.1 m3). The chamber system includes an internal recirculation loop with a rectangular air diffuser and 10 variable frequency drive fans to provide a typical room air recirculation flow pattern. Two air filters were installed in the chamber air supply duct and return duct to achieve the required low background particle concentration. The initial chamber air conditions were set at 70°F (± 5°F) and 50% (± 10%) RH. A supporting frame and releasing device were designed and built to trigger consistently the dropping of the can. The particle sampling inlet was placed 5 ft above the floor and 6 inches laterally away from the can’s falling path. Concentrations of particles between 0.5 ?m and 20 ?m were recorded in units of mass and number of particles per unit volume. The data acquisition rate was once every 2 seconds during the first 2 hours. A test procedure was developed and verified. A total of thirty two drop tests were performed, eight in Phase I and twenty four in Phase II, covering variations in dropping height (8 ft or 4 ft from the floor), room air movement (0.25-0.30 m/s or 0.10-0.15 m/s near the ceiling), landing scenario (on a flat plate or a block), and lid condition (¼” lid hole or no lid). There were ten tests with flat plate and ¼” lid hole, ten tests with flat plate no lid and twelve tests with block no lid.

Gao, Zhi; Zhang, Jianshun S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Falling behind, failure and drop outs in Mexican public universities: Autonomous University of Chihuahua (Mexico) case  

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The subject deals with the concepts of falling behind, failure and drop outs as the main indicators to the academic measuring methods in Mexican public universities, complemented by the national proposal to establish institutional tutorial models as the probable solution for the reduction of such indicators. In addition, it includes the outcomes of diagnostic studies performed at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico, taking into consideration the outstanding findings about the causes that provoke such problems, and distinguish its behaviour among students coursing educative programs with social approach and its comparison to those related to sciences.

Javier Tarango

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Foot Drop after Ethanol Embolization of Calf Vascular Malformation: A Lesson on Nerve Injury  

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Ethanol is often used in sclerotherapy to treat vascular malformations. Nerve injury is a known complication of this procedure. However, the management of this complication is not well described in literature. This case describes a 10-year-old boy with a slow flow vascular malformation in the right calf who underwent transarterial ethanol embolization following prior unsuccessful direct percutaneous sclerotherapy. The development of a dense foot drop that subsequently recovered is described, and the management of this uncommon but distressful complication is discussed.

Tay, Vincent Khwee-Soon, E-mail: vincentkstay@gmail.com [Singapore General Hospital, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (Singapore); Mohan, P. Chandra, E-mail: chandra.mohan@sgh.com.sg [Singapore General Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Singapore); Liew, Wendy Kein Meng, E-mail: wendy.liew.km@kkh.com.sg [KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Department of Paediatrics (Neurology Service) (Singapore); Mahadev, Arjandas, E-mail: arjandas.mahadev@kkh.com.sg [KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Singapore); Tay, Kiang Hiong, E-mail: tay.kiang.hiong@sgh.com.sg [Singapore General Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Singapore)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Four-point probe measurements of a direct current potential drop on layered conductive cylinders  

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We have determined the steady state electric field due to direct current flowing via point contacts at the cylindrical surface of a uniformly layered conductive rod of finite length. The solution allows one to use four-point probe potential drop measurements to estimate the conductivity or thickness of the layer assuming that the other parameters are known. The electrical potential in the rod has a zero radial derivative at its surface except at the injection and extractions points. This means that the required solution can be expressed in terms of a Green's function satisfying a Neumann boundary condition. Four-point measurements have been made to demonstrate the validity of theoretical results.

Yi Lu; John R Bowler

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Millikan's Oil-Drop Experiment: A Centennial Setup Revisited in Virtual World  

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Early in the last century Robert Millikan developed a precise method of determining the electric charge carried by oil droplets.1–3 Using a microscope and a small incandescent lamp he observed the fall of charged droplets under the influence of an electric field inside a small observation chamber. In so doing Millikan demonstrated the existence of a fundamental unit of electric charge and established its quantization. Now renowned as one of the most famous experiments of 20th-century physics Millikan's oil-drop experiment has been reproduced with more or less success in most if not all high school and university physics classes. This has encouraged many improvements of the apparatus now making this experiment much more accurate and easier to realize for advanced students. However the required apparatus remains rather expensive and for introductory college or high school students the experiment is still quite difficult to conduct. As an alternative to the traditional setup a realistic computer-based simulator to replicate the Millikan oil-drop experiment has been developed. Using this software students are able to undertake a complete experiment obtain an accurate set of results and thus gain a better understanding of the original experiment and its historical importance.

Michel Gagnon

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Syracuse University Test Report On Uptake Factor Resulting From A Dropped Storage Container  

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Under certain circumstances, powder from an accidently dropped container can become airborne and inhaled by people nearby such as those who are moving the containers. The inhaled fine particles can deposit on respiratory tracts and lungs, causing asthma, lung cancer, and other acute respiratory illnesses and chronic symptoms. The objective of this study was to develop a standard procedure to measure the airborne concentrations of different size particles within the vicinity of a dropped container where a significant portion of the contained powder is ejected. Tungsten oxide (WO{sub 3}) was selected in this study to represent relatively heavy powders (7.16 g/cm3 specific gravity for WO{sub 3}). A typical can with the outer dimensions of 4.25” diameter and 4.875” tall was used as the container. The powder was dropped in two different configurations: 1) contained within a can covered by a lid that has a 0.25” diameter hole, and 2) contained within a can without a lid. The packing volume of the powder was 51.4 in{sup 3} (842.7 cm{sup 3}) and the target mass was 1936 g. The tests were carried out in a full-scale stainless steel environmental chamber with an interior volume of 852 ft{sup 3} (24.1 m{sup 3}). The chamber system includes an internal recirculation loop with a rectangular air diffuser and 10 variable frequency drive fans to provide a typical room air recirculation flow pattern. Two air filters were installed in the chamber air supply duct and return duct to achieve the required low background particle concentration. The initial chamber air conditions were set at 70°F (± 5°F) and 50% (± 10%) RH. A supporting frame and releasing device were designed and built to trigger consistently the dropping of the can at a height of 8 feet from the bottom of the can to the impacting surface. The particle sampling inlet was placed 5 ft above the floor and 6 inches laterally away from the can’s falling path. Concentrations of particles between 0.5 ?m and 20 ?m were recorded in units of mass and number of particles per unit volume. The data acquisition rate was once every 2 seconds during the first 2 hours and every 20 seconds thereafter. A test procedure was developed and a total of nine drop tests were performed. In most cases (seven tests), the can tipped over after dropping. The can in Test 1 stayed upright. The can in Test 7 showed a special behavior: after the rebound, it turned upside down and stayed upright. Major findings are summarized below: ? The amount of spilled powder varied from 0.12 g to 252.35 g and the non-recovered powder varied from 0.11 g to 1.18 g. The corresponding percentage of the spilled powder ranged from 0.01% to 13%. ? The peak value of particle number concentration after the dropping of the can occurred at approximately 0.9 ?m particle size per measured data of individual channels. The peak value of particle mass concentration occurred in the range of 4.3 - 10 ?m particle size per grouped data calculated from the measured data with the exception of Test 4 where a different batch powder with unexpectedly different bulk density and particle size distribution. ? After the dropping of the can, the total airborne mass concentrations ranged from 0.03 to 0.35 mg/m{sup 3}, while the total airborne number concentrations ranged from 2 to 125 #/cm{sup 3} except for Test 4. The number concentration in Test 4 was 1 or 2 orders of magnitude less than those of other tests because the powder was from a different batch. However, its mass concentration was comparable to that in Test 7 because relatively more big airborne particles were detected in Test 4. In general, tests with lid (Test 5, 6, 7 and 8) had smaller concentrations than tests without lid (Test 0, 1, 2, and 3). The influence of lid was not as prominent as the powder (Test 4). However, this needs more tests for verification. ? The ratio of airborne mass to non-recovered mass ranged from 0.1% to 2%. This means that it is challenging to use this method to check the mass balance, while the uptake factor and associated inhalation exposur

Gao, Z.; Zhang, J. S.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertical Drop of the Naval SNF Long Waste Package On Unyielding Surface  

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The purpose of this calculation is to determine the structural response of a Naval SNF (Spent Nuclear Fuel) Long Waste Package (WP) subjected to 2 m-vertical drop on unyielding surface (US). The scope of this document is limited to reporting the calculation results in terms of maximum stress intensities. This calculation is associated with the waste package design; calculation is performed by the Waste Package Design group. AP-3.12Q, Revision 0, ICN 0, Calculations, is used to perform the calculation and develop the document. The finite element calculation is performed by using the commercially available ANSYS Version (V) 5.4 finite element code. The result of this calculation is provided in terms of maximum stress intensities.

S. Mastilovic

2006-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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KC-135 zero-gravity two-phase flow pressure drop experiments and modelling  

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drop and the conclusions. Table 1. Literature Review Summary. EQUATIONS APPUCABLE REGION e, mi+C4] X X2 Cgmt+eX+X2 2 X & 0. 4 X & 0. 15 ANNULAR FLOW WITH USE OF PREMOLI ALGORITHM d (D-28) P (I x)I. Pg Pt where 8 = ? is the slip ratio...)ttpt for X&100 (/he m(N] tp for X&IQQ 0 1 = E+ 3 24 ? I. 'tl Fo. 045 Wee. oss AP2e m-(~ Jtlspt(t X & 0. 6 (OYERFREDIcr) LOW AND MIDRANGE QUALITIES (UNDERPREDICI) EQUATIONS APPLICABLE REGION @z pl~ DpsUs HIGH QUALITIES ANNULAR FLOW P~P &i (D-25...

Lambert, Anne

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Two-Phase Wellbore Flow: Pressure Drop Correlations and Flow Pattern Transitions  

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In this paper we present some basic concepts of two-phase flow and review the Orkiszewski (1967) correlations which have been suggested by various investigators to perform well for geothermal wellbore flow situations. We also present a flow regime map based on the transition criteria used by Orkiszewski (1967) and show that most geothermal wells flow under slug flow regime. We have rearranged bubble- to slug-flow transition criterion used by Orkiszewski (1967) to show that the transition depends on the dimensionless pipe diameter number in addition to dimensionless liquid and gas velocity numbers. Our aim is also to identify what research may lead to improvements in two-phase pressure drop calculations for geothermal wellbore flow.

Ambastha, A.K.; Gudmundsson, J.S.

1986-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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I A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY MEANS OF TENSILE-IMPACT, HARDNESS, AND DROP-HAMMER  

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A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY MEANS OF TENSILE-IMPACT, HARDNESS, AND DROP-HAMMER I EVALUATIONS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES PROPOSAL TO NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY OF OHIO A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY MEANS OF TENSILE-IMPACT, HARDNESS, AND DROP-HAMMER EVALUATIONS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES PROPOSAL TO NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY OF OHIO Southern Research Institute Birmingham, Alabama January 30, 1963 Proposal No. 2152 Copy of original document Iccated in FEMP Archives. .L TABLEOFCONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..I SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..z EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A. Hot-Hardness Evaluations .................. 3

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Evaluation of Analytical and Numerical Techniques for Defining the Radius of Influence for an Open-Loop Ground Source Heat Pump System  

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In an open-loop groundwater heat pump (GHP) system, groundwater is extracted, run through a heat exchanger, and injected back into the ground, resulting in no mass balance changes to the flow system. Although the groundwater use is non-consumptive, the withdrawal and injection of groundwater may cause negative hydraulic and thermal impacts to the flow system. Because GHP is a relatively new technology and regulatory guidelines for determining environmental impacts for GHPs may not exist, consumptive use metrics may need to be used for permit applications. For consumptive use permits, a radius of influence is often used, which is defined as the radius beyond which hydraulic impacts to the system are considered negligible. In this paper, the hydraulic radius of influence concept was examined using analytical and numerical methods for a non-consumptive GHP system in southeastern Washington State. At this location, the primary hydraulic concerns were impacts to nearby contaminant plumes and a water supply well field. The results of this study showed that the analytical techniques with idealized radial flow were generally unsuited because they over predicted the influence of the well system. The numerical techniques yielded more reasonable results because they could account for aquifer heterogeneities and flow boundaries. In particular, the use of a capture zone analysis was identified as the best method for determining potential changes in current contaminant plume trajectories. The capture zone analysis is a more quantitative and reliable tool for determining the radius of influence with a greater accuracy and better insight for a non-consumptive GHP assessment.

Freedman, Vicky L.; Mackley, Rob D.; Waichler, Scott R.; Horner, Jacob A.

2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The mass and the radius of the neutron star in the transient low mass X-ray binary SAX J1748.9-2021  

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.9-2021 Tolga G¨uver1 , Feryal ¨Ozel2,3 ABSTRACT We use time resolved spectroscopy of thermonuclear X-ray bursts of thermonuclear flashes on the neutron star surface (Galloway et al. 2008). In this paper, we use the time-resolved spectroscopy of a subsample of these thermonuclear bursts to determine the mass and radius of the neutron star

Yanikoglu, Berrin

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Heat transfer and pressure drop data for high heat flux densities to water at high subcritical pressures  

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Local surface ooeffioients of heat t-ansfer, overall pressure drop data and mean friction factor are presented for heat flamms up to 3.52106 BtuAr ft2 for water flowing in a nickel tabe isder the following conditions: mass ...

Rohsenow, Warren M.

1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Two-Phase Pressure Drop Model Incorporating Local Water Balance and Reactant Consumption in PEM Fuel Cell Gas Channels  

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), and directly affects cost and sizing of fuel cell subsystems. Within several regions of PEMFC operating Fuel Cell Gas Channels E. J. See and S. G. Kandlikar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rochester in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The ability to model two-phase flow and pressure drop

Kandlikar, Satish

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periods of inconvenience when they drop fruit and create litter problems on paved surfaces such as patios, walks, driveways,  

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periods of inconvenience when they drop fruit and create litter problems on paved surfaces a flowering or fruiting tree lives up to its potential for health and beauty is largely dependent upon its will thrive and flower well. Flowering and fruiting are greatly influenced by duration and intensity

Liskiewicz, Maciej

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Influence of Droplet Geometry on the Coalescence of Low Viscosity Drops A. Eddi, K. G. Winkels, and J. H. Snoeijer  

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Influence of Droplet Geometry on the Coalescence of Low Viscosity Drops A. Eddi, K. G. Winkels involving sprays and print- ing [4,5]. Breakup and coalescence are singular events during which the liquid-off is universal in the sense that it is completely independent of initial conditions. In this regime, viscosity

Snoeijer, Jacco

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In-drop capillary spooling of spider capture thread inspires highly extensible fibres  

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Spiders' webs and gossamer threads are often paraded as paradigms for lightweight structures and outstanding polymers. Probably the most intriguing of all spider silks is the araneid capture thread, covered with tiny glycoprotein glue droplets. Even if compressed, this thread remains surprisingly taut, a property shared with pure liquid films, allowing both thread and web to be in a constant state of tension. Vollrath and Edmonds proposed that the glue droplets would act as small windlasses and be responsible for the tension, but other explanations have also been suggested, involving for example the macromolecular properties of the flagelliform silk core filaments. Here we show that the nanolitre glue droplets of the capture thread indeed induce buckling and coiling of the core filaments: microscopic in-vivo observations reveal that the slack fibre is spooled into and within the droplets. We model windlass activation as a structural phase transition, and show that fibre spooling essentially results from the interplay between elasticity and capillarity. This is demonstrated by reproducing artificially the mechanism on a synthetic polyurethane thread/silicone oil droplet system. Fibre size is the key in natural and artificial setups which both require micrometer-sized fibres to function. The spools and coils inside the drops are further shown to directly affect the mechanical response of the thread, evidencing the central role played by geometry in spider silk mechanics. Beside shedding light on araneid capture thread functionality, we argue that the properties of this biological system provide novel insights for bioinspired synthetic actuators.

Hervé Elettro; Sébastien Neukirch; Fritz Vollrath; Arnaud Antkowiak

2015-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Ash chemistry and mineralogy of an Indonesian coal during combustion: Part 1 Drop-tube observations  

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The paper reports a systematic and comprehensive laboratory investigation into the ash chemistry and mineralogical changes undergone by a low-rank Indonesian coal during combustion. Combustion experiments conducted in a drop-tube furnace included ash formation experiments (using cyclone and filter arrangement) under closely controlled conditions in the range of 1200–1400 °C and deposition experiments at a probe temperature of 750 °C. Tests conducted with raw coal, coal/additive mixtures and washed coal indicated significant changes in ash characteristics. Of the ash formation and deposit samples examined, the raw coal + bauxite showed the lowest glass content and high contents of corundum indicating low ash deposition propensities. When compared to the ash formation samples, the deposit samples showed even significantly lower glass contents and were enriched in quartz. With the exception of the raw coal + bauxite sample, all are characterized by high silica and iron and moderate aluminium contents. In contrast, the raw coal + bauxite sample have low silica and much higher alumina contents which is in agreement with XRD observations. QEMSCAN™ results showed that the ash particles are sparsely distributed suggesting lack of a deposit initiation layer. Experimental observations suggest that the use of raw coal with bauxite would appear to offer the best performance with respect to handling ash-related issues. Present findings are of practical significance to power utilities employing Indonesian coal as there is no comprehensive work reported in the literature on ash chemistry and mineralogy of such coals.

H.B. Vuthaluru; D. French

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Vertical Velocity and Drop Size Distribution Parameters in Widespread Precipitation at ARM Facilities  

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Extended, high-resolution measurements of vertical air motion and median volume drop diameter D0 in widespread precipitation from three diverse Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) locations [Lamont, Oklahoma, Southern Great Plains site (SGP); Niamey, Niger; and Black Forest, Germany] are presented. The analysis indicates a weak (0-10 cm{sup -1}) downward air motion beneath the melting layer for all three regions, a magnitude that is to within the typical uncertainty of the retrieval methods. On average, the hourly estimated standard deviation of the vertical air motion is 0.25 m s{sup -1} with no pronounced vertical structure. Profiles of D0 vary according to region and rainfall rate. The standard deviation of 1-min-averaged D0 profiles for isolated rainfall rate intervals is 0.3-0.4 mm. Additional insights into the form of the raindrop size distribution are provided using available dual-frequency Doppler velocity observations at SGP. The analysis suggests that gamma functions better explain paired velocity observations and radar retrievals for the Oklahoma dataset. This study will be useful in assessing uncertainties introduced in the measurement of precipitation parameters from ground-based and spaceborne remote sensors that are due to small-scale variability.

Giangrande S. E.; Luke, E. P.; Kollias, P.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the Sandia National Laboratories MOSAIK cask drop test program  

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There has been a significant international effort over the past ten years to qualify structural materials for construction of radioactive material (RAM) transportation casks. As total life cycle cost analyses argue the necessity for more efficient casks, new candidate structural materials are evaluated relative to the historically accepted austenitic stainless steels. New candidate cask containment materials include ferritic steels, ductile iron, depleted uranium, and titanium. Another material, borated stainless steel is being considered for structural cask internals because of its neutron absorption properties. The mechanical performance of the borated stainless steels is a function of the boron content and metallurgical processing conditions. A separate paper in this symposium (Stephens et al. 1992) deals with the properties of a range of borated stainless steels. A major technical issue involved with the qualification of afl these candidate materials is that they may, under certain combinations of mechanical and environmental loading, fail in a brittle fashion. Such a failure would of course not be acceptable for a RAM transport cask involved in an accident. The cask designer must assure cask owners, regulators as well as the general public that the cask will not undergo brittle fracture for all regulatory loading conditions. This paper summarizes the drop tests that were conducted using the MOSAIK casks to verify the fracture mechanics cask design approach and to demonstrate that ductile iron could be subjected to severe loading conditions without failing in a brittle manner.

Sorenson, K.; Salzbrenner, R.; Wellman, G.; Bobbe, J.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical analysis of the optimal turbine pressure drop ratio in a solar chimney power plant  

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Abstract In a solar chimney power plant, only a fraction of the available total pressure difference can be used to run the turbine to generate electrical power. The optimal ratio of the turbine pressure drop to the available total pressure difference in a solar chimney system is investigated using theoretical analysis and 3D numerical simulations. The values found in the literature for the optimal ratio vary between 2/3 and 0.97. In this study, however, the optimal ratio was found to vary with the intensity of solar radiation, and to be around 0.9 for the Spanish prototype. In addition, the optimal ratios obtained from the analytical approach are close to those from the numerical simulation and their differences are mainly caused by the neglect of aerodynamic losses associated with skin friction, flow separation, and secondary flow in the theoretical analysis. This study may be useful for the preliminary estimation of power plant performance and the power-regulating strategy option for solar chimney turbines.

Penghua Guo; Jingyin Li; Yuan Wang; Yingwen Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop of coherence of the lower kilo-Hz QPO in neutron stars: is there a link with the innermost stable circular orbit?  

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Using all available archival data from the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), we follow the frequency of the kilo-Hz QPOs in three low luminosity neutron star low mass X-ray binaries; namely 4U 1636-536, 4U 1608-522, and 4U1735-44. Following earlier work, we focus our analysis on the lower kilo-Hz QPO, for which we study the dependency of its quality factor (Q) amplitude as a function of frequency over a range covering from 500 Hz to 1000 Hz. As previously found for 4U 1636-536, we show that the quality factor of the lower kilo-Hz increases with frequency up to a maximum frequency around 800 Hz, beyond which an abrupt drop of its coherence is observed down to a limiting frequency where the QPO disappears completely. Simultaneously the amplitude of the QPOs is almost constant below the peak frequency and starts to decrease smoothly afterwards. The peak frequency is 850 Hz, 820 Hz, 740 Hz whereas the limiting frequency is 920 Hz, 900 Hz and 830 Hz for 4U 1636-536, 4U 1608-522 and 4U 1735-44 respectively. A ceiling of the lower QPO frequencies is also seen clearly in a frequency versus count rate diagram for all sources. This behavior is reproducible within an object and between objects. We suggest here that the drop of coherence of the lower QPO may be a geometry-related effect, which could be related to the last stable circular orbit.

Didier Barret; Jean-Francois Olive; M. Coleman Miller

2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-organization of bouncing oil drops: Two-dimensional lattices and spinning clusters Suzanne I. Lieber, Melissa C. Hendershott, Apichart Pattanaporkratana, and Joseph E. Maclennan  

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Self-organization of bouncing oil drops: Two-dimensional lattices and spinning clusters Suzanne I Received 16 October 2006; published 18 May 2007 Multiple oil drops bouncing on the surface of a vertically vibrating bath of the same oil exhibit self- organization behavior in two dimensions S. Protière, Y. Couder

Weeks, Eric R.

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Impact of Sea Spray on Air–Sea Fluxes. Part I: Results from Stochastic Simulations of Sea Spray Drops over the Ocean  

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The contributions of sea spray drops to the total air–sea exchanges of momentum, heat, and mass remain an open question. A number of factors obscure any simple quantification of their contribution; the per drop contribution to the fluxes is a ...

James A. Mueller; Fabrice Veron

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bubble formation during the collision of a sessile drop with a meniscus D. L. Keij, K. G. Winkels, H. Castelijns, M. Riepen, and J. H. Snoeijer  

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Bubble formation during the collision of a sessile drop with a meniscus D. L. Keij, K. G. Winkels OF FLUIDS 25, 082005 (2013) Bubble formation during the collision of a sessile drop with a meniscus D. L such as dip-coating, generically leads to the entrapment of small air bubbles. Here we experimentally study

Snoeijer, Jacco

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING, VOL. 18, NO. 2, MAY 2005 297 Dishing-Radius Model of Copper CMP  

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of Copper CMP Dishing Effects Runzi Chang, Member, IEEE, and Costas J. Spanos, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--Copper, a metric that assumes cylin- drically shaped post-CMP copper surface and directly captures the extent the interlayer dielectric (ILD) and metal surface. It has been the enabling technology for the copper damascene

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MEASUREMENT OF THE RADIUS OF NEUTRON STARS WITH HIGH SIGNAL-TO-NOISE QUIESCENT LOW-MASS X-RAY BINARIES IN GLOBULAR CLUSTERS  

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This paper presents the measurement of the neutron star (NS) radius using the thermal spectra from quiescent low-mass X-ray binaries (qLMXBs) inside globular clusters (GCs). Recent observations of NSs have presented evidence that cold ultra dense matter-present in the core of NSs-is best described by ''normal matter'' equations of state (EoSs). Such EoSs predict that the radii of NSs, R{sub NS}, are quasi-constant (within measurement errors, of {approx}10%) for astrophysically relevant masses (M{sub NS}>0.5 M{sub Sun }). The present work adopts this theoretical prediction as an assumption, and uses it to constrain a single R{sub NS} value from five qLMXB targets with available high signal-to-noise X-ray spectroscopic data. Employing a Markov chain Monte-Carlo approach, we produce the marginalized posterior distribution for R{sub NS}, constrained to be the same value for all five NSs in the sample. An effort was made to include all quantifiable sources of uncertainty into the uncertainty of the quoted radius measurement. These include the uncertainties in the distances to the GCs, the uncertainties due to the Galactic absorption in the direction of the GCs, and the possibility of a hard power-law spectral component for count excesses at high photon energy, which are observed in some qLMXBs in the Galactic plane. Using conservative assumptions, we found that the radius, common to the five qLMXBs and constant for a wide range of masses, lies in the low range of possible NS radii, R{sub NS}=9.1{sup +1.3}{sub -1.5} km (90%-confidence). Such a value is consistent with low-R{sub NS} equations of state. We compare this result with previous radius measurements of NSs from various analyses of different types of systems. In addition, we compare the spectral analyses of individual qLMXBs to previous works.

Guillot, Sebastien; Rutledge, Robert E. [Department of Physics, McGill University, 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H2X-3R4 (Canada); Servillat, Mathieu [Laboratoire AIM (CEA/DSM/IRFU/SAp, CNRS, Universite Paris Diderot), CEA Saclay, Bat. 709, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Webb, Natalie A., E-mail: guillots@physics.mcgill.ca, E-mail: rutledge@physics.mcgill.ca [Universite de Toulouse, UPS-OMP, IRAP, Toulouse (France)

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Interphase transfer kinetics of thorium between nitric acid and tributyl phosphate solutions using the single drop and the Lewis cell techniques  

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The kinetic rate constants for the interphase transfer of thorium between an aqueous phase and an organic phase of tributyl phosphate-n-paraffin hydrocarbon have been measured using the single drop and the Lewis cell techniques. Results from individual tests performed with the two techniques agree within experimental error. As with uranium, the data are consistent with a model in which the rate-controlling step is the rate of reaction of the components at the phase interface. An organic-soluble complex, represented by Th(NO/sub 3/)/sub 4/.2TBP, forms in the organic phase. The composition of this complex is confirmed by equilibrium, as well as by kinetic, data. The kinetic data include results from tests showing the effects of TBP concentration and nitrate concentration on the values of the forward and the reverse kinetic constants. Other tests show the effect of temperature on the kinetic constant in both the forward and the reverse transfer directions, and the activation energies and enthalpy for the extraction reactions were estimated from these data. Unlike uranium, thorium extraction was shown to have a Marangoni effect under certain conditions. 10 figures, 1 table.

Horner, D.E.; Mailen, J.C.; Coggins, J.R. Jr.; Thiel, S.W.; Scott, T.C.; Pih, N.; Yates, R.G.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The dust sublimation radius as an outer envelope to the bulk of the narrow Fe Kalpha line emission in Type 1 AGN  

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The Fe Kalpha emission line is the most ubiquitous feature in the X-ray spectra of active galactic nuclei (AGN), but the origin of its narrow core remains uncertain. Here, we investigate the connection between the sizes of the Fe Kalpha core emission regions and the measured sizes of the dusty tori in 13 local Type 1 AGN. The observed Fe Kalpha emission radii (R_fe) are determined from spectrally resolved line widths in X-ray grating spectra, and the dust sublimation radii (R_dust) are measured either from optical/near-infrared reverberation time lags or from resolved near-infrared interferometric data. This direct comparison shows that the dust sublimation radius forms an outer envelope to the bulk of the Fe Kalpha emission. R_fe matches R_dust well in the AGN with the best constrained line widths currently. In a significant fraction of objects without a clear narrow line core, R_fe is similar to, or smaller than the radius of the optical broad line region. These facts place important constraints on the toru...

Gandhi, Poshak; Kishimoto, Makoto

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A model study of the effect of bucket dentations on a ski-jump spillway jet: with a mathematical analysis of critical bucket radius determination.  

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- tute for an energy dissipator. Its primary purpose is merely to throw the water downstream to a place where the scour which is certain to occur will not constitute a danger to the dam (or the bucket itself if it is separate from the dam), the river... to the surface area of the jet and the square of the relative velocity of the jet to the air. ~~ The final product of an efficient dissipation of energy, using a jet trajectory as the xnethod, will be a spray instead of a concentrated jet. This occurence may...

Gladwell, John Stuart

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear EMC effect in non-extensive statistical model  

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In the present work, we attempt to describe the nuclear EMC effect by using the proton structure functions obtained from the non-extensive statistical quark model. We record that such model has three fundamental variables, the temperature T, the radius, and the Tsallis parameter q. By combining different small changes, a good agreement with the experimental data may be obtained. Another interesting point of the model is to allow phenomenological interpretation, for instance, with q constant and changing the radius and the temperature or changing the radius and q and keeping the temperature.

Trevisan, Luis A. [Departamento de Matematica e Estatistica, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, 84010-790, Ponta Grossa, PR (Brazil); Mirez, Carlos [ICET, Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri - UFVJM, Campus do Mucuri, Rua do Cruzeiro 01, Jardim Sao Paulo, 39803-371, Teofilo Otoni, MG (Brazil)

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The kinetics of gas-liquid metal reactions involving levitated drops. Carburization and decarburization of molten iron in Co-Co2 gas mixtures at high pressures  

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The kinetics of decarburization and carburization of levitated molten iron-carbon alloy drops at 1650° in CO-CO2 gas mixtures were studied at a pressure of ... the rates were controlled by transport in the gas ph...

N. H. El-kaddah; D. G. C. Robertson

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nomenclature R mean rotor radius  

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; Hysteresis loops 1. Introduction Axial #ow compressors are subject to two distinct aerodynamic instabilities). Automatica 37 (2001) 921}931 Brief Paper Rotating stall control for axial #ow compressors Calin Belta, rotating stall and surge, which can severely limit the compressor performance. Both these instabilities

Belta, Calin A.

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Co-gasification of Biomass with Coal and Oil Sand Coke in a Drop Tube Furnace  

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From this work, a synergistic effect was observed for blends of coal with petcoke and an increase in the production of H2 and CO was obtained. ... Finally, blending biomass with coal?petcoke blends did not produce any significant change in H2 production, although slight variations were observed in the production of CO and CO2. ... In addn., co-gasification tests of binary blends of a bituminous coal with different types of biomass (up to 10%) and petroleum coke (up to 60%), as well as ternary blends of coal-petcoke-biomass (45-45-10%) were conducted to study the effect of blending on gas prodn. ...

Chen Gao; Farshid Vejahati; Hasan Katalambula; Rajender Gupta

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity analysis of a directional potential drop sensor for creep monitoring  

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and irreversible thermal effects. The sensitivity of the square-electrode PD sensor to geometrical and material and mechanical stress. The specific form of degradation is material dependent, but in creep- resistant steels of the degradation process, the presence of voids and microcracks becomes more evident. For creep-resistant materials

Nagy, Peter B.

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Deformation of metallic liquid drop by electric field for contacts in molecular–organic electronics  

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...alternative controlled method applicable for a...Forrest 2004) and photovoltaic cells have attracted...EF-assisted alloy printing method, which enables...alternative controlled method applicable for a...Baret2005Electrowetting: from basics to applications...film floatation: principles and electrical effects...

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Kogan-ZN  

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Drop Effective Radius for Drizzling Drop Effective Radius for Drizzling Marine Stratus in Global Circulation Models Z. N. Kogan and Y. L. Kogan Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma Introduction The cloud drop effective radius, R e , is one of the most important parameters in calculations of cloud radiative properties. Numerous formulations of the effective radius have been developed for use in numerical models (see, e.g., review in Gultepe et al. 1996); however, to the best of our knowledge, they all were designed for non-drizzling clouds. The objective of this paper is to derive a parameterization of R e for precipitating boundary layer clouds. The R e parameterization is necessarily a function of cloud prognostic variables used in a specific numerical model. To this regard, we note that the majority of

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Research on short-circuit current of doubly fed induction generator under non-deep voltage drop  

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Abstract The transient characteristics of power systems with large-scale doubly fed wind turbines undergo profound changes. Doubly fed induction generators (DFIG) under non-deep voltage drop generate short-circuit currents, which involves complicated electromagnetism and control coupling. This phenomenon has only been partially studied in the literature. Thus, this paper presents a detailed analysis of the short-circuit current of DFIG, with particular attention to the influence of converter adjustment. The dynamics of generator and converter control were simultaneously analyzed by vector analysis in uniform coordinate space. The generation mechanism, composition, and analytical expressions of short-circuit current were proposed. DFIG models were constructed to calculate the initial and steady-state short-circuit current. Simulation and experiment were performed to verify the efficacy of the proposed analyses.

Jinxin Ouyang; Xiaofu Xiong

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Numerical Simulation of Hydrodynamics of a Heavy Liquid Drop Covered by Vapor Film in a Water Pool  

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A numerical study on the hydrodynamics of a droplet covered by vapor film in water pool is carried out. Two level set functions are used as to implicitly capture the interfaces among three immiscible fluids (melt-drop, vapor and coolant). This approach leaves only one set of conservation equations for the three phases. A high-order Navier-Stokes solver, called Cubic-Interpolated Pseudo-Particle (CIP) algorithm, is employed in combination with level set approach, which allows large density ratios (up to 1000), surface tension and jump in viscosity. By this calculation, the hydrodynamic behavior of a melt droplet falling into a volatile coolant is simulated, which is of great significance to reveal the mechanism of steam explosion during a hypothetical severe reactor accident. (authors)

Ma, W.M.; Yang, Z.L.; Giri, A.; Sehgal, B.R. [Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Drottning Kristinas vaeg 33 A, 100 44, Stockholm (Sweden)

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Heat transfer and pressure drop of supercritical carbon dioxide flowing in several printed circuit heat exchanger channel patterns  

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Closed-loop Brayton cycles using supercritical carbon dioxide (SCO{sub 2}) show potential for use in high-temperature power generation applications including High Temperature Gas Reactors (HTGR) and Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors (SFR). Compared to Rankine cycles SCO{sub 2} Brayton cycles offer similar or improved efficiency and the potential for decreased capital costs due to a reduction in equipment size and complexity. Compact printed-circuit heat exchangers (PCHE) are being considered as part of several SCO{sub 2} Brayton designs to further reduce equipment size with increased energy density. Several designs plan to use a gas cooler operating near the pseudo-critical point of carbon dioxide to benefit from large variations in thermophysical properties, but further work is needed to validate correlations for heat transfer and pressure-drop characteristics of SCO{sub 2} flows in candidate PCHE channel designs for a variety of operating conditions. This paper presents work on experimental measurements of the heat transfer and pressure drop behavior of miniature channels using carbon dioxide at supercritical pressure. Results from several plate geometries tested in horizontal cooling-mode flow are presented, including a straight semi-circular channel, zigzag channel with a bend angle of 80 degrees, and a channel with a staggered array of extruded airfoil pillars modeled after a NACA 0020 airfoil with an 8.1 mm chord length facing into the flow. Heat transfer coefficients and bulk temperatures are calculated from measured local wall temperatures and local heat fluxes. The experimental results are compared to several methods for estimating the friction factor and Nusselt number of cooling-mode flows at supercritical pressures in millimeter-scale channels. (authors)

Carlson, M. [Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 839 Engineering Research Building, 1500 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Kruizenga, A. [Sandia National Laboratory (United States); Anderson, M.; Corradini, M. [Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 839 Engineering Research Building, 1500 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

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Evidence for the role of fluctuations in the thermodynamics of nanoscale drops and the implications in computations of the surface tension  

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Test area deformations are used to analyse vapour-liquid interfaces of Lennard-Jones particles by molecular dynamics simulation. For planar vapour-liquid interfaces the change in free energy is captured by the average of the corresponding change in energy, the leading-order contribution. This is consistent with the commonly used mechanical (pressure tensor) route for the surface tension. By contrast for liquid drops one finds a large second-order contribution associated with fluctuations in energy. Both the first- and second-order terms make comparable contributions, invalidating the mechanical relation for the surface tension of small drops. The latter is seen to increase above the planar value for drop radii of ~8 particle diameters, followed by an apparent weak maximum and slow decay to the planar limit, consistent with a small negative Tolman length.

Jose G. Sampayo; Alexandr Malijevsky; Erich A. Muller; E. de Miguel; G. Jackson

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Effective models for excitons in carbon nanotubes  

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We analyse the low lying spectrum of a model of excitons in carbon nanotubes. Consider two particles with an attractive Coulomb self-interaction, placed on an infinitely long cylinder. If the cylinder radius becomes small, the low lying spectrum is well described by a one-dimensional effective Hamiltonian which is exactly solvable.

Horia D. Cornean; Pierre Duclos; Benjamin Ricaud

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Numerical study of effect of the gas-coolant free surface on the droplet fragmentation behavior of coolants  

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This paper presents results of a numerical investigation on the behavior of melt drops falling in a gas (vapor) space and then penetrating into a liquid volume through the gas-liquid interface. The phenomenon studied here is, usually, observed when a liquid drop falls through air into a water pool and is, specially, of interest when a hypothetical severe reactor core meltdown accident is considered. The objective of this work is to study the effect of the gas-liquid interface on the dynamic evolution of the interaction area between the fragmenting melt drop and water. In the present study, the Navier-Stokes equations are solved for three phases (gas, liquid and melt-drop) using a higher-order, explicit, numerical method, called Cubic-Interpolated Pseudo-Particle (CIP) method, which is employed in combination with an advanced front-capturing scheme, named the Level Set Algorithm (LSA). By using this method, reasonable physical pictures of droplet deformation and fragmentation during movement in a stationary uniform water pool, and in a gas-liquid two-layer volume, is simulated. Effect of the gas-liquid interface on the drop deformation and fragmentation is analyzed by comparing the simulation results obtained for the two cases. Effects of the drop geometry, and of the flow conditions, on the behavior of the melt drop are also analyzed.

Li, H.X.; Anh, B.V.; Dinh, T.N.; Sehgal, B.R.

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Solvent-drop grinding: green polymorph control of cocrystallisation Andrew V. Trask,a W. D. Samuel Motherwellb and William Jones*a  

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Solvent-drop grinding: green polymorph control of cocrystallisation Andrew V. Trask,a W. D. Samuel as an Advance Article on the web 5th March 2004 By grinding with a minimal addition of a solvent of appropriate mill to induce cocrystal formation. In addition to its `green' nature, in that it avoids excessive use

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The drop in the cosmic star formation rate below redshift 2 is caused by a change in the mode of gas accretion and by active galactic nucleus feedback  

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......cosmic star formation rate below redshift 2 is caused...Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrabetae...cosmic star formation rate is observed to drop sharply...of the gas that did not pass through a virial shock...simulations to show that the rate at which the gas accretes......

Freeke van de Voort; Joop Schaye; C. M. Booth; Claudio Dalla Vecchia

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Use the drop-down search menus and operators (AND, OR, NOT) to customize your search. Search by topic, author, journal title, publication year, and other fields.  

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by topic, author, journal title, publication year, and other fields. Topic Enter your search words, joined, and subject terms; choose Title from the drop-down search menu to restrict your search to document titles only for the most comprehensive search. 1.To find all articles by Francis Harry Compton Crick, click , enter Crick F

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Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military  

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As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military and private sector.

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Int..l. MsltiphaseFlow,Vol.3, pp. 23-33. Pergamon/Elsevier, 1976. Printedin Cheat Britain. MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC PRESSURE DROP  

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, owever, been directed to the prediction of gas-fiquid two-phase magneto, moreover, has practical significance. For example, in a steady state deuterium-tritium fusion reactor for the computation of pressure drop in MHD two-phase flow at high Hartmann numbers. A comparison is made between

Hunt, Julian

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Publication List for Robert L. Lysak Hudson, M. K., F. S. Mozer, and R. L. Lysak, Magnetic field-aligned potential drops due to  

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, 1979. Lysak, R. L., M. K. Hudson, and M. Temerin, Ion heating by strong electrostatic ion cyclotron-aligned potential drops due to electrostatic ion cyclotron turbulence, Geophys. Res. Lett., 5, 143, 1978. Cattell, C turbulence, J. Geophys. Res., 85, 678, 1980. Lysak, R. L., Electrostatic ion cyclotron turbulence and auroral

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Seismic failure and cask drop analyses of the spent fuel pools at two representative nuclear power plants  

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This report discusses work done in support of the resolution of Generic Issue-82, ''Beyond Design Basis Accidents in Spent Fuel Pools''. Specifically the probability of spent fuel pool failure due to earthquakes was determined for the pools at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (BWR) and the H. B. Robinson S.E. Plant, Unit 2 (PWR). The dominant failure mode for each pool was gross structural failure caused by seismic motion resulting in the loss of pool liner integrity. The resulting sudden loss of water was then assumed to lead to a self-propagating cladding failure and fission product inventory release from the spent fuel elements in the pool. The mean annual frequency of failure due to this failure mode was found to be 6.7E-06 at Vermont Yankee and 1.8E-06 at H. B. Robinson. Other earthquake induced failure modes studied but found to be less important were loss of pool cooling and make-up capability, fuel rack damage and loss of liner integrity due to a cask drop accident. 61 refs., 47 figs., 14 tabs.

Prassinos, P.G.; Kimura, C.Y.; McCallen, D.B.; Murray, R.C.; Ravindra, M.K.; Campbell, R.D.; Hashimoto, P.S.; Nafday, A.M.; Tong, W.H.

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Gear coupling effects on rotordynamics  

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Subject: WIechanical Engineering GEAR COUPLING EFFECTS ON ROTORDYNAMICS A Thesis by ROBERT WARREN CLARK, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Alan P alas o (Chairman of Committee) Make McDermott (Member) Jorgen Nikolajsen (Member) ay W... A. 'vIancuso 4 = misalignment angle AI, = transmitted torque R = pitch radius of gear mesh p = coefficient of friction A = arc of gear tooth contact W = load per tooth D?= diameter of curvature oi' tooth Gibbons Ts ? transmitted torque W...

Clark, Robert Warren

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Every Drop Counts  

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allows producers to assess economic trade-offs of allocating limited water resources between various crops at varying crop growth stages. Water is the primary factor limiting the production of many crops in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas... and concentrate as alternative water sources for irrigation in rural and urban areas. The research strategy is to remove salts prior to irri- gation to levels acceptable for salt-tolerant crops. RGBI researchers have evaluated more than 70 differ- ent...

Supercinski, Danielle

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Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Polyurethane Foam for Use as Cask Impact Limiter in Accidental Drop Scenarios - 12099  

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Rigid, closed-cell polyurethane foams are frequently used as cask impact limiters in nuclear materials and hazardous waste transport due to their high energy-absorption potential. When assessing the cask integrity in accidental scenarios based on numerical simulations, a description of the foam damping properties is required for different strain rates and for a wide temperature range with respect to waste heat generation in conjunction with critical operating and environmental conditions. Implementation and adaption of a respective finite element material model strongly relies on an appropriate experimental data base. Even though extensive impact experiments were conducted e.g. in Sandia National Laboratories, Savannah River National Laboratory and by Rolls Royce plc, not all relevant factors were taken into account. Hence, BAM who is in charge of the mechanical evaluation of such packages within the approval procedure in Germany, incorporated systematic test series into a comprehensive research project aimed to develop numerical methods for a couple of damping materials. In a first step, displacement driven compression tests have been performed on confined, cubic specimens at five loading rates ranging from 0.02 mm/s to 3 m/s at temperatures between +90 deg. C and -40 deg. C. Materials include two different polyurethane foam types called FR3718 and FR3730 having densities of 280 kg/m{sup 3} and 488 kg/m{sup 3} from the product line-up of General Plastics Manufacturing Company. Their data was used to adapt an advanced plasticity model allowing for reliably simulating cellular materials under multi-axial compression states. Therefore, an automated parameter identification procedure had been established by combining an artificial neural network with local optimization techniques. Currently, the selected numerical material input values are validated and optimized by means of more complex loading configurations with the prospect of establishing methods applicable to impact limiters under severe accidental conditions. The reference data base is provided by experiments, where weights between 212 kg and 1200 kg have been dropped from heights between 1.25 m and 7 m on confined 10 cm cubic foam specimens. By presenting the deviations between experimental values and the corresponding output of finite element simulations, the potentials and restrictions of the resulting models are highlighted. Systematic compression tests on polyurethane foams had been performed at BAM test site within the framework of a research project on impact limiters for handling casks for radioactive waste. The experimental results had been used to adapt numerical models for simulating the behaviour of different foam types at different temperatures. The loading speed, however, turned out to have a major influence on their flow curves that can not be captured by simple strain-rate dependent multipliers. Especially for guided drop tests that come close to real accidental scenarios there is a significant gap between experimental and numerical results even when applying such advanced material models. Hence, the extensive data base is currently deployed for expanding the standard algorithms to include adequate dynamic hardening factors. (authors)

Kasparek, Eva M.; Voelzke, Holger; Scheidemann, Robert; Zencker, Uwe [BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, 12200 Berlin (Germany)

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Compression effects on pressure loss in flexible HVAC ducts  

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A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of compression on pressure drop in flexible, spiral wire helix core ducts used in residential and light commercial applications. Ducts of 6 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches (150, 200 and 250 mm) nominal diameters were tested under different compression configurations following ASHRAE Standard 120-1999--Methods of Testing to Determine Flow Resistance of HVAC Air Ducts and Fittings. The results showed that the available published references tend to underestimate the effects of compression. The study demonstrated that moderate compression in flexible ducts, typical of that often seen in field installations, could increase the pressure drop by a factor of four, while further compression could increase the pressure drop by factors close to ten. The results proved that the pressure drop correction factor for compressed ducts cannot be independent of the duct size, as suggested by ASHRAE Fundamentals, and therefore a new relationship was developed for better quantification of the pressure drop in flexible ducts. This study also suggests potential improvements to ASHRAE Standard 120-1999 and provides new data for duct design.

Abushakra, Bass; Walker, Iain S.; Sherman, Max H.

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Experimental Study on the Mass Transfer Process of CO2 from Liquid CO2 Drops under Simulated Deep-Sea Conditons  

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An Experimental Study on the Mass Transfer Process of An Experimental Study on the Mass Transfer Process of CO 2 from Liquid CO 2 Drops under Simulated Deep-Sea Conditions Akihiro Yamasaki (akihiroy@nimc.go.jp) Keiichi Ogasawara Ho Teng National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research 1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba 3058565, JAPAN Satoko Takano Minoru Fujii Yukio Yanagisawa School of Frontier Science, Institute of Environmental Studies, The University of Tokyo,7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 1138656, JAPAN Abstract Mass transfer behavior of CO 2 from liquid CO 2 drops under simulated deep-sea conditions has been studied in a laboratory scale experimental apparatus. Liquid CO 2 was injected into the water of high pressure ( p > 50 bar) and low temperature ( T < 288 K) conditions through a nozzle. After injection, liquid CO

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Probability of Potential Multi-Canister Overpack Loading System Drop of Proof Load in the K West Basin South Loadout Pit  

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This document presents the results of a probabilistic analysis of the potential for load drop during the load test of the K West Basin South Loadout Pit Gantry. The calculations are in support of the cask loading system (CLS) subproject load test of the gantry. The purpose of this calculation note is to document the probabilistic calculation of the per lift potential for drop of a test load by the Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) Loading System (MLS) during load testing at the K West Basin south loadout pit. The MLS subproject needs to load test the MLS in the K West Basin south loadout pit. To perform this test, a basket mockup weighing approximately 4,500 lb (125% of a fully loaded MCO basket accounting for water displacement) needs to be used for one or more load tests. The test load will comprise a standard basket lifting attachment with several ring-shaped steel segments to provide the required weight. The test load will exceed the K Basin Safety Analysis Report (WHC-SD-WM-SAR-062) (SAR) allowances for load drop in the K West Basin south loadout pit. This probabilistic calculation will be used as part of the basis for seeking U.S. Department of Energy approval to use an MLS test weight that exceeds SAR allowances.

SHULTZ, M.V.

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Diode pumped solid state kilohertz disk laser system for time-resolved combustion diagnostics under microgravity at the drop tower Bremen  

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We describe a specially designed diode pumped solid state laser system based on the disk laser architecture for combustion diagnostics under microgravity (?g) conditions at the drop tower in Bremen. The two-stage oscillator-amplifier-system provides an excellent beam profile (TEM{sub 00}) at narrowband operation (?? < 1 pm) and is tunable from 1018 nm to 1052 nm. The laser repetition rate of up to 4 kHz at pulse durations of 10 ns enables the tracking of processes on a millisecond time scale. Depending on the specific issue it is possible to convert the output radiation up to the fourth harmonic around 257 nm. The very compact laser system is integrated in a slightly modified drop capsule and withstands decelerations of up to 50 g (>11 ms). At first the concept of the two-stage disk laser is briefly explained, followed by a detailed description of the disk laser adaption to the drop tower requirements with special focus on the intended use under ?g conditions. In order to demonstrate the capabilities of the capsule laser as a tool for ?g combustion diagnostics, we finally present an investigation of the precursor-reactions before the droplet ignition using 2D imaging of the Laser Induced Fluorescence of formaldehyde.

Wagner, Volker; Paa, Wolfgang; Triebel, Wolfgang [Institute of Photonic Technology, Laser Diagnostics, Albert-Einstein-Str. 9, 07745 Jena (Germany)] [Institute of Photonic Technology, Laser Diagnostics, Albert-Einstein-Str. 9, 07745 Jena (Germany); Eigenbrod, Christian; Klinkov, Konstantin [Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, University Bremen, Am Fallturm, 28359 Bremen (Germany)] [Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, University Bremen, Am Fallturm, 28359 Bremen (Germany); Larionov, Mikhail; Giesen, Adolf; Stolzenburg, Christian [Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), Pfaffenwaldring 43, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)] [Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), Pfaffenwaldring 43, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER AND PRESSURE DROP IN PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS USING FLUENT AS CFD TOOL.  

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??Corrugated walls are commonly used as passive devices for heat and mass transfer enhancement, being most effective in applications operated at transitional and turbulent Reynolds… (more)

EGEREGOR, DAFE

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Electron-exchange effects on the charge capture process in degenerate quantum plasmas  

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The electron-exchange effects on the charge capture process are investigated in degenerate quantum plasmas. The Bohr-Lindhard formalism with the effective interaction potential is employed to obtain the charge capture radius, capture probability, and capture cross section as functions of the impact parameter, projectile energy, electron-exchange parameter, Fermi energy, and plasmon energy. The result shows that the electron-exchange effect enhances the charge capture radius and the charge capture cross section in semiconductor quantum plasmas. It is also found that the charge capture radius and charge capture cross section increases with an increase of the Fermi energy and, however, decreases with increasing plasmon energy. Additionally, it is found that the peak position of the charge capture cross section is receded from the collision center with an increase of the electron-exchange parameter.

Jung, Young-Dae, E-mail: ydjung@hanyang.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, New York 12180-3590 (United States) [Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, New York 12180-3590 (United States); Department of Applied Physics and Department of Bionanotechnology, Hanyang University, Ansan, Kyunggi-Do 426-791 (Korea, Republic of); Akbari-Moghanjoughi, M. [Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics, 51745-406 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of) [Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics, 51745-406 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); International Centre for Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences and Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ruhr University Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)

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STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF HYDROTHERMAL PROCESS CONDITIONS ON PASTA QUALITY  

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STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF HYDROTHERMAL PROCESS CONDITIONS ON PASTA QUALITY Authors: Z. Maache Science 41, 3 (2005) 267-275" DOI : 10.1016/j.jcs.2004.10.008 #12;Abstract. Effect of hydrothermal. The Instantaneous Controlled Pressure Drop (DIC) treatment is defined as a hydrothermal treatment that involves

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Physical and Chemical Characterization of Kuwaiti Atmospheric Dust and Synthetic Dusts: Effects on the Pressure Drop and Fractional Efficiency of HEPA Filters  

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The importance of clean air to the indoor air quality affecting the well-being of human occupants and rising energy consumption has highlighted the critical role of air filter performance. Actual performance of air filters installed in air handling...

Al-Attar, I.; Wakeman, R. J.; Tarleton, E. S.; Husain, A.

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Solar Radiative Influences on Drop Growth Solar Radiative Influences on Drop Growth Harrington, J.Y, Hartman, C., and Verlinde, J., The Pennsylvania State University Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The offsetting effects of solar heating and infrared cooling on the vapor-depositional growth of cloud droplets is investigated. In this study, a marine stratocumulus cloud was simulated by using a large eddy simulation (LES) model and a detailed microphysical bin model. Including infrared cooling as well as solar heating had two effects. The first effect is related to the fact that vapor-depositional growth of drops is radius dependent - solar heating effects dominated at larger drop sizes (> 100 microns) and infrared cooling effects dominated at smaller drop sizes

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Dynamic behavior of the excitation circuit of a doubly-fed induction generator under a symmetrical voltage drop  

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Abstract The large-scale application of doubly-fed wind turbines has significantly changed the fault transient characteristics of power systems. However, the transient state of a doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) under large disturbances is difficult to accurately evaluate. The main difficulty lies in the failure to acquire the transient process of the DFIG excitation circuit because of the high orders and the strong coupling of excitation control. This paper presents a detailed transient analysis of a DFIG, with focus on the dynamic behavior and effects of the excitation circuit. The dynamic models of the rotor-side converter and the grid-side converter, which include the excitation regulation and the electromagnetic process, were constructed. The effects of the implementation of controllers on the transient behavior of the DFIG are analyzed by deducing the transitive relation of transient processes. Simplified expressions of DFIG electrical variables are proposed with the excitation regulation considered.

Jinxin Ouyang; Xiaofu Xiong

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ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, 44, 1, 2008, p. 1-9 Ship tracks have been considered the Rosetta Stone demonstrating the effects of anthropogenic aerosols on cloud radia-  

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the signatures of indirect aerosol effects (e.g. enhanced droplet concentration) caused by ship emissions. Key words:Ship tracks, cloud parameterization, indirect aerosol effect, effective radius, mean in preexisting marine stratiform clouds, and argued that ship tracks served as good examples of the Twomey effect

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Infrared detection of (H2O)20 isomers of exceptional stability: a drop-like and a face-sharing pentagonal prism cluster  

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Water clusters containing fully coordinated water molecules are model systems that mimic the local environment of the condensed phase. Present knowledge about the water cluster size regime in which the transition from the allsurface to the fully solvated water molecules occurs is mainly based on theoretical predictions in lieu of the absence of precisely size resolved experimental measurements. Here, we report size and isomer selective infrared (IR) spectra of (H2O)20 clusters tagged with a sodium atom by employing IR excitation modulated photoionization spectroscopy. The observed absorption patterns in the OH stretching ”fingerprint” region are consistent with the theoretically predicted spectra of two structurally distinct isomers: A drop-like cluster with a fully coordinated (interior) water and an edge-sharing pentagonal prism cluster in which all atoms are on the surface. The observed isomers show exceptional stability and are predicted to be nearly isoenergetic.

Pradzynski, Christoph C.; Dierking, Christoph W.; Zurheide, Florian; Forck, Richard M.; Buck, Udo; Zeuch, Thomas; Xantheas, Sotiris S.

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Excess heat capacity of the (Li1?xCax)F1+x liquid solution determined by differential scanning calorimetry and drop calorimetry  

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Abstract The work presents the measured heat capacity of the (Li1?xCax)F1+x liquid solution. Four samples with different compositions have been prepared and measured using a Differential Scanning Calorimeter. Since this technique was newly adopted for measuring encapsulated fluoride samples, some modifications were introduced in the standard configuration of the instrument and they are described in this work as well. For comparison one of the analysed composition ( x CaF 2 = 0.5) was also measured using drop calorimetry, which has been previously used for similar studies. The reliability of the results obtained was confirmed by the good agreement between the two techniques. Moreover, the excess heat capacity of the (Li1?xCax)F1+x liquid solution was derived and a strong deviation from the ideal behaviour was observed.

E. Capelli; O. Beneš; R.J.M. Konings

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Drag with external and pressure drop with internal flows: a new and unifying look at losses in the flow field based on the second law of thermodynamics  

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Internal and external flows are characterized by friction factors and drag coefficients, respectively. Their definitions are based on pressure drop and drag force and thus are very different in character. From a thermodynamics point of view in both cases dissipation occurs which can uniformly be related to the entropy generation in the flow field. Therefore we suggest to account for losses in the flow field by friction factors and drag coefficients that are based on the overall entropy generation due to the dissipation in the internal and external flow fields. This second law analysis (SLA) has been applied to internal flows in many studies already. Examples of this flow category are given together with new cases of external flows, also treated by the general SLA-approach.

Heinz Herwig; Bastian Schmandt

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Kinetic Effects on the Stability Properties of Field-reversed Configurations: I. Linear Stability  

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New computational results are presented which advance the understanding of the stability properties of the Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC). We present results of hybrid and two-fluid (Hall-MHD) simulations of prolate FRCs. The n = 1 tilt instability mechanism and growth rate reduction mechanisms are investigated in detail including resonant particle effects, finite Larmor radius and Hall stabilization, and profile effects. It is shown that the Hall effect determines the mode rotation and the change in the linear mode structure in the kinetic regime; however, the reduction in the growth rate is mostly due to finite Larmor radius effects. Resonant wave-particle interactions are studied as a function of (a) elongation, (b) the kinetic parameter S*, which is proportional to the ratio of the separatrix radius to the thermal ion Larmor radius, and (c) the separatrix shape. It is demonstrated that, contrary to the usually assumed stochasticity of the ion orbits in the FRC, a large fraction of the orbits are regular in long configurations when S* is small. A stochasticity condition is found, and a scaling with the S* parameter is presented. Resonant particle effects are shown to maintain the instability in the large gyroradius regime regardless of the separatrix shape.

Elena V. Belova; Ronald C. Davidson; Hantao Ji; Masaaki Yamada

2003-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Effects of Biased Electrodes in the Divertor of NSTX  

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The goal of this paper is to characterize the effects of small non-axisymmetric divertor plate electrodes on the local scrape-off layer plasma. Four small rectangular electrodes were installed into the outer divertor plates of NSTX. When the electrodes were located near the outer divertor strike point and biased positively, there was an increase in the nearby probe currents and probe potentials and an increase in the LiI light emission at the large major radius end of these electrodes. When an electrode located farther outward from the outer divertor strike point was biased positively, there was sometimes a significant decrease in the LiI light emission at the small major radius end of this electrode, but there were no clear effects on the nearby probes. No non-local effects were observed with the biasing of these electrodes.

: S. Zweben, M.D. Campanell, B.C. Lyons, R.J. Maqueda, Y. Raitses, A.L. Roquemore and F. Scotti

2012-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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PARAMETERIZATIONS FOR THE KELVIN (SURFACE TENSION) EFFECT ON THE  

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PARAMETERIZATIONS FOR THE KELVIN (SURFACE TENSION) EFFECT ON THE PARAMETERIZATIONS FOR THE KELVIN (SURFACE TENSION) EFFECT ON THE EQUILIBRIUM RADIUS AND ASSOCIATED OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF A HYGROSCOPIC AEROSOL PARTICLE Lewis, Ernie Brookhaven National Laboratory Schwartz, Stephen Brookhaven National Laboratory Category: Aerosols The equilibrium size of an atmospheric aerosol particle is a key property, affecting its light-scattering coefficient and asymmetry parameter, and hence its radiative influence. For a hygroscopic particle of given composition this size is determined by the particle dry mass (which can alternatively be expressed as the volume-equivalent dry radius rdry) and the fractional relative humidity h (ºRH/100). Surface tension also affects this equilibrium size (Kelvin effect) and thus the associated properties.

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The Energy Diameter Effect  

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We explore various relations for the detonation energy and velocity as they relate to the inverse radius of the cylinder. The detonation rate-inverse slope relation seen in reactive flow models can be used to derive the familiar Eyring equation. Generalized inverse radii can be shown to fit large quantities of cylinder results. A rough relation between detonation energy and detonation velocity is found from collected JWL values. Cylinder test data for ammonium nitrate mixes down to 6.35 mm radii are presented, and a size energy effect is shown to exist in the Cylinder test data. The relation that detonation energy is roughly proportional to the square of the detonation velocity is shown by data and calculation.

Vitello, P; Garza, R; Hernandez, A; Souers, P C

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The Energy Diameter Effect  

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Various relations for the detonation energy and velocity as they relate to the inverse radius of the cylinder are explored. The detonation rate-inverse slope relation seen in reactive flow models can be used to derive the familiar Eyring equation. Generalized inverse radii can be shown to fit large quantities of cylinder and sphere results. A rough relation between detonation energy and detonation velocity is found from collected JWL values. Cylinder test data for ammonium nitrate mixes down to 6.35 mm radii are presented, and a size energy effect is shown to exist in the Cylinder test data. The relation that detonation energy is roughly proportional to the square of the detonation velocity is shown by data and calculation.

Souers, P; Vitello, P; Garza, R; Hernandez, A

2007-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

359

Effects of d-electrons in pseudopotential screened-exchange density functional calculations  

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Effects of d-electrons in pseudopotential screened-exchange density functional calculations-conservation condition on the PP's guarantees that the net electron density in PP calculations inside the core-radius agrees with the electron density in all-electron (AE) calculations and, at the same time

Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

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Effects of d-electrons in pseudopotential screened-exchange density functional calculations  

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Effects of d-electrons in pseudopotential screened-exchange density functional calculations conservation condition on the PP's guarantees that the net electron density in PP calculation inside the core-radius agree with the electron density in the all-electron (AE) calculations and, at the same time

Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Influence of  

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Influence of Atmospheric Stability on the Cloud Drop Effective Radius Influence of Atmospheric Stability on the Cloud Drop Effective Radius Determined by Ground-based Remote Sensing Kim, Byung-Gon Princeton University Miller, Mark Brookhaven National Laboratory Min, Qilong State University of New York at Albany Schwartz, Stephen Brookhaven National Laboratory Aerosol indirect radiative forcing of climate change (enhancement of cloud drop number concentration and by anthropogenic aerosols and resultant change in cloud albedo, commonly denoted the aerosol first indirect effect or "Twomey effect") is considered the most uncertain forcing of climate change over the industrial period, despite numerous studies demonstrating such modification of cloud properties and several studies quantifying resulting changes in shortwave radiative fluxes. We have previously used

362

The effects of topology upon fluid-flow and heat-transfer within cellular copper structures  

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1 The effects of topology upon fluid-flow and heat-transfer within cellular copper structures J The fluid-flow and heat-transfer features of copper cellular metal structures made by the transient liquid media. The experimental results for pressure drop and heat transfer were expressed on the basis

Wadley, Haydn

363

VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3 HVAC&R RESEARCH MAY 2010 The Effects of Filtration on  

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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3 HVAC&R RESEARCH MAY 2010 273 The Effects of Filtration on Pressure Drop and Energy Consumption in Residential HVAC Systems (RP-1299) Brent Stephens Atila Novoselac, PhD Jeffrey A of high-efficiency HVAC filters is a common strategy to control exposure to airborne particulate matter

Siegel, Jeffrey

364

A Partial Memory Protection Scheme for Higher Effective Yield of Embedded Memory for Video Data  

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A Partial Memory Protection Scheme for Higher Effective Yield of Embedded Memory for Video Data the on-chip embedded memory will occupy most of the silicon real estate. As the technology proceeds into very deep submicron, the yield of SoCs will drop sharply mainly because of the on-chip memory failure

Eltawil, Ahmed

365

Casimir Effect on the Worldline  

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We develop a method to compute the Casimir effect for arbitrary geometries. The method is based on the string-inspired worldline approach to quantum field theory and its numerical realization with Monte-Carlo techniques. Concentrating on Casimir forces between rigid bodies induced by a fluctuating scalar field, we test our method with the parallel-plate configuration. For the experimentally relevant sphere-plate configuration, we study curvature effects quantitatively and perform a comparison with the ``proximity force approximation'', which is the standard approximation technique. Sizable curvature effects are found for a distance-to-curvature-radius ratio of a/R >~ 0.02. Our method is embedded in renormalizable quantum field theory with a controlled treatment of the UV divergencies. As a technical by-product, we develop various efficient algorithms for generating closed-loop ensembles with Gaussian distribution.

Holger Gies; Kurt Langfeld; Laurent Moyaerts

2003-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

366

Responses of Conventional Ring Closures of Drum Type Packages to Regulatory Drop Tests with Application to the 9974/9975 Package  

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DOT, DOE and NRC Type A and Type B radioactive material (RAM) transport packages routinely use industrial or military specification drums with conventional clamp ring closures as an overpack. Considerable testing has been performed on these type packages over the past 30 years. Observations from test data have resulted in various design changes and recommendations to the standard drum specification and use, enhancing the reliability of the overpack. Recently, performance capability of the 9975 conventional clamp ring closure design was questioned by the Regulatory Authority. This paper highlights the observations of recent 9974 and 9975 package testing that led to redesign of the 9975, replacing the standard clamp ring closure with a bolted ring closure. In the course of this review and redesign effort, 18 package designs and approximately 100 Hypothetical Accident Condition (HAC) drops of various size and weight drum packages were evaluated. A trend was observed with respect to overpack lid failures for packages utilizing conventional ring closure. Based on this trend, a limit on the ratio of the content weight to total package weight was identified, beyond which clamp ring closure failure may be expected.

Blanton, P.S.

2002-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

367

Non-Boussinesq effects in free thermal convection  

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Non-Boussinesq effects in a Rayleigh-Bénard convection system lead to a symmetry breaking between the top and the bottom boundary layers. We have found that the two layers adjust their temperature drops and the thicknesses ? such that their temperature scales ??/g??3 are equal, where ? is the thermal expansion coefficient, g is the gravitational acceleration, and ? and ? are the kinematic viscosity and thermal diffusivity, respectively.

Xiao-Zhong Wu and Albert Libchaber

1991-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

368

NIH drops reasonable pricing clause  

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... instigated the clause, was not developed under a formal cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA). Varmus himself says that the price at which a drug is marketed should not ...

Helen Gavaghan

1995-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

369

An Observed Signature of Aerosol Effect on Cloud Droplet Radii from a  

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An Observed Signature of Aerosol Effect on Cloud Droplet Radii from a An Observed Signature of Aerosol Effect on Cloud Droplet Radii from a Decade of Observations at a Mid-Continental Site Min, Qilong State University of New York at Albany Duan, Minzheng State University of New York at Albany Harrison, Lee State University of New York Joseph, Everette Howard University Category: Aerosols Continuing observations of aerosol and cloud optical property have been made using MFRSR and MWR at the ARM SGP site since 1993. Diurnal, monthly, seasonal and interannual variability of aerosol (optical depth and Angstrom coefficient) and cloud (optical depth and effective radius) have been analyzed. We have correlated an "aerosol index" computed from clear-sky observations of MFRSR with cloud droplet mean effective radius to study the

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Simultaneously  

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Simultaneously retrieving cloud optical depth and effective radius for Simultaneously retrieving cloud optical depth and effective radius for clouds with low liquid water path Min, Qilong State University of New York at Albany Duan, Minzheng State University of New York at Albany A new technique for simultaneously retrieving cloud optical depth and effective radius has been proposed. This approach is based on the angular distribution of scattered light in the forward scattering lobe of cloud drops. The angular distributions can be observed by multiple shadowband scans. Simulations demonstrate that accuracies for cloud optical depth, effective radius, and liquid water path are 2%, 10%, and 2g/m2, respectively for given possible instrument noise and uncertainties. Further, different measurement strategies have been tested and show good

371

Implementation of surface tension with wall adhesion effects in a three-dimensional finite element model for fluid flow  

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- 1 - Implementation of surface tension with wall adhesion effects in a three-dimensional finite element modelling of surface tension. The external stress vectors associated with surface tension a drop of liquid on a plane is treated. Keywords : surface tension, finite element method, average

Boyer, Edmond

372

Effect of flow topology on the calculation of two-phase frictional multipliers in uniformly heated flow of R-134a in a rectangular duct  

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The two-phase frictional multipliers for SUVA R-134a flowing in a rectangular duct (with D{sub H} = 4.8 mm) have been measured for three nominal system pressures (0.88, 1.34 and 2.34 MPa) and four nominal mass fluxes (510, 1020 and 1740, 2040 kg/m{sup 2}/s) under uniform heat flux conditions. The data is compared with adiabatic data previously taken at similar flow conditions, as well as with several classical multiplier correlations. The comparisons reveal a strong effect of pressure and mass flux on the flow topology and, by extension, a large effect on the calculation of acceleration and frictional pressure drop components. For this fluid and this geometry, entrainment and fluid separation is enhanced at higher pressures and mass flux such that most of the liquid exists in the test section edges and as dispersed droplets in the core. For these cases, the classical simplified approach to calculate acceleration pressure drop fails to adequately predict the acceleration component and leads to erroneous calculations of frictional pressure drop from the measured total pressure drop. Best estimates of the true acceleration component are given, based on void profiles measured with a gamma densitometer system, comparisons to the adiabatic data, and recasting the data in terms of the total pressure drop multiplier as a function of the Martinelli parameter, X{sub tt}. (author)

Vassallo, Peter; Kevin Cope, W.; Smith, Walter C. [Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Niskayuna, NY 12309 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - arm2009shao.ppt  

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the first aerosol indirect effect (AIE the first aerosol indirect effect (AIE Study on the first aerosol indirect effect (AIE - - I) using retrievals of cloud I) using retrievals of cloud drop number concentration for boundary layer clouds from cloud r drop number concentration for boundary layer clouds from cloud r adar adar Hongfei Shao University of Maryland - ESSIC 1) The importance of obtaining the adiabatic cloud drop number concentration (Nc) 2) How to get the adiabatic Nc from cloud radar 3) Some interesting results on AIE-I using the adiabatic Nc. Aerosol Mass CCN (Step 1/2) Adiabatic Cloud Drop Concentration N c (1) Actual N c (Step 1½) Cloud Effective Radius (2) Cloud Optical Depth and Cloud Albedo (3) Adiabatic N c is the critical variable that links Step (1) to Step (2) Measurement of Adiabatic N

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CUFit... your way.Enjoy a freelance workout in our fitness centre or cardio room,take an invigorating swim in our 50m pool, or take part in our CUFIT drop-in group fitness  

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,take an invigorating swim in our 50m pool, or take part in our CUFIT drop-in group fitness classes. Our full-book a court for $4 +HST/hr. Swimming Pool hours of operation: Please visit our website: www.carleton.ca/athletics/facilities/swim- ming-pool for the seasonal pool schedule.Eligible members are invited to swim during any recreational

Carleton University

375

Effect of Hyperglycemia on Blood Flow, pH, and Response to Hyperthermia (42°) of the Yoshida Sarcoma in the Rat  

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...2-dGlucose) uptake in the Yoshida foot tumor after a single i.p. injection...lactate production and efflux, and buffering power. The balance between these processes in...is inversely proportional to the fourth power of the radius (19). A more likely effect...

Stuart K. Calderwood and John A. Dickson

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Investigation of the Aerosol Indirect Effect at the Southern Great Plains Investigation of the Aerosol Indirect Effect at the Southern Great Plains Using Ground Based Remote Sensors and Modeling Feingold, G.(a), Lane, D.(b), and Min, Q.(c), NOAA/ETL (a), Rutgers University (b), ASRC, SUNY Albany (c) Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting We are using ground-based remote sensors, supplemented by in situ measurements when available, to explore the aerosol indirect effect in non-precipitating, ice-free clouds. The study uses archived ARM data on sub-cloud aerosol extinction, cloud liquid water path, cloud optical depth, drop effective radius, and boundary layer dynamics to investigate the relationship between aerosol extinction and drop effective radius. Two approaches are being taken: the first is an empirical approach which

377

The effects of nonlinear wave propagation on the stability of inertial cavitation  

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In the context of forecasting temperature and pressure fields in high-intensity focussed ultrasound, the accuracy of predictive models is critical for the safety and efficacy of treatment. In such fields inertial cavitation is often observed. Classically, estimations of cavitation thresholds have been based on the assumption that the incident wave at the surface of a bubble was the same as in the far-field, neglecting the effect of nonlinear wave propagation. By modelling the incident wave as a solution to Burgers' equation using weak shock theory, the effects of nonlinear wave propagation on inertial cavitation are investigated using both numerical and analytical techniques. From radius-time curves for a single bubble, it is observed that there is a reduction in the maximum size of a bubble undergoing inertial cavitation and that the inertial collapse occurs earlier in contrast with the classical case. Corresponding stability thresholds for a bubble whose initial radius is slightly below the critical Blake r...

Sinden, David; Saffari, Nader

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

A Simple, Rapid and Eco-Friendly Approach for the Analysis of Aromatic Amines in Environmental Water Using Single-Drop Microextraction–Gas Chromatography  

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......importantly, the relatively high cost also restricts the popularization...setup, lower operational cost and production of better peak shapes...polarity and improve their gas chromatographic behavior...develop a simple, fast and cost-effective method for......

Jianfeng Yu; Cuiying Zhao; Fayun Chong; Yingying Cao; Fazle Subhan; Bingwen Cui; Shiming Tang; Cunguang Yuan; Jingbin Zeng; Zifeng Yan

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard X-ray latitude effect measured during a transatlantic balloon flight  

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The hard X-ray latitude effect is reported in the range of McIlwain shell parameter L from 1.4 to 2.6 (earth radius units). The data were obtained with two X-ray scintillator detectors flown on board a transatlantic balloon launched from Trapani, Sicily. The data analysis method for measuring the flux from weak X-ray sources is also described.

Frontera, F. (CNR, Istituto Plasma Spazio, Frascati, Italy); Fuligni, F. (CNR, Istituto di Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri, Bologna, Italy)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparations for the motional Stark effect diagnostic on EAST  

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Measurement and control of the current profile is essential for high performance and steady state operation of Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST). For this purpose, a conventional Motional Stark Effect (MSE) diagnostics utilizing photoelastic modulators is proposed and investigated. The pilot experiment includes one channel to verify the feasibility of MSE, whose sightline intersects with Neutral Beam Injection at major radius of R = 2.12 m. A beam splitter is adopted for simultaneous measurements of Stark multiplets and their polarization directions. A simplified simulation code was also developed to explore the Stark splitting spectra. Finally, the filter is optimized based on the viewing geometry and neutral beam parameters.

Fu, J.; Li, Y. Y.; Lyu, B., E-mail: blu@ipp.ac.cn; Sheng, P.; Wan, B. N. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, Anhui 230031 (China); Zhang, Y.; Yin, X. H.; Yu, Y.; Ye, M. Y. [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Shi, Y. J. [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); WCI for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, 52 Eoeun-Dong, Yusung-Gu, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Gyrofluid turbulence models with kinetic effects  

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Nonlinear gyrofluid equations are derived by taking moments of the nonlinear, electrostatic gyrokinetic equation. The principal model presented includes evolution equations for the guiding center n, u[parallel], T[parallel], and T[perpendicular] along with an equation expressing the quasineutrality constraint. Additional evolution equations for higher moments are derived which may be used if greater accuracy is desired. The moment hierarchy is closed with a Landau-damping model which is equivalent to a multi-pole approximation to the plasma dispersion function, extended to include finite Larmor radius effects. In particular, new dissipative, nonlinear terms are found which model the perpendicular phase-mixing of the distribution function along contours of constant electrostatic potential. These FLR phase-mixing'' terms introduce a hyperviscosity-like damping [proportional to] k[sub [perpendicular

Dorland, W.; Hammett, G.W.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Exergy analysis of hydrocarbons mixture refrigerants R436A and R436B as a drop in replacement for R134a with TiO2 nanoparticles  

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The refrigerator exergy efficiency (EE) with nanoparticles in the working fluid was investigated experimentally. Mineral oil (MO) with TiO2 nanoparticles mixtures were used as the lubricant instead of Polyol ester (POE) oil in the R134a, R436A (R290/R600a-56/44-weight %) and R436B (R290/R600a-52/48-weight %) refrigerator. The results indicate that R134a, R436A and R436B and MO with TiO2 nanoparticles work normally and safely in the refrigerator. The refrigerator EE (34.1, 40.1 and 41.6%) was better than the R134a, R436A and R436B and POE oil system (23.4, 35.3 and 37.7%). The same tests with Al2O3 nanoparticles showed that the different nanoparticles properties have little effect on the refrigerator EE. Thus, TiO2 nanoparticles can be used in refrigerator to considerably increase the EE.

Venkataramana Murthy V. Padmanabhan; Senthil Kumar Palanisamy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Consideration of Dynamical Effects on Parameterization of Clooud radiative Properties  

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Consideration of Dynamical Effects on Consideration of Dynamical Effects on Parameterization of Cloud Radiative Properties P. H. Daum and Y. Liu Environmental Sciences Department Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York Introduction Effective radius (r e ) (defined as the ratio of the third to the second moment of a droplet size distribution) is one of the key variables that are used for calculation of the radiative properties of liquid water clouds (Hansen and Travis 1974). The inclusion and parameterization of r e in climate models has proven to be critical for assessing global climate change (Slingo 1990, Dandin et al. 1997). It has been demonstrated empirically (Pontikis and Hicks 1992, Bower and Choularton 1992, Bower et al. 1994, Martin et al. 1994, Liu and Hallett 1997, Reid et al. 1998, Liu and Daum 2000a), as well theoretically (Liu and

384

Aerodynamic effects in ink-jet printing on a moving web  

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Hsiao, W.-K., Hoath, S.D., Martin, G.D. and Hutchings, I.M., paper for NIP28 2012, 'Aerodynamic effects in ink-jet printing on a moving web' (accepted) Aerodynamic Effects in Ink-Jet Printing on a Moving Web Wen-Kai Hsiao, Stephen D Hoath... airflow and the wakes from the printed ink drops should be investigated as the primary source of aerodynamically-related print quality issues. Introduction The scope of commercial ink-jet printing has extended significant- ly in recent years. For new...

Hsiao, W.-K.; Hoath, S.D.; Martin, G.D.; Hutchings, I.M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Scaling laws, transient times and shell effects in helium induced nuclear fission  

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Fission excitation functions of He-3 and He-4 induced compound nuclei are shown to scale exactly according to the Bohr-Wheeler transition state prediction once the shell effects are accounted for. The presented method furthermore allows one to model-independently extract values for the shell effects which are in good agreement to those obtained from liquid-drop model calculations. The fact that no deviations from the transition state method have been observed within the experimentally investigated excitation energy regime allows one to assign an upper limit for the transient time of 10 zs.

Th. Rubehn; K. X. Jing; L. G. Moretto; L. Phair; K. Tso; G. J. Wozniak

1996-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The universal Einstein radius distribution from 10 000 SDSS clusters  

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......power-law index, q (which is set to constant throughout...our methods success in locating multiple images, and is...results in a realistic domination of galaxy-scale lenses...towards larger Einstein radii sets in. No weight should therefore......

Adi Zitrin; Tom Broadhurst; Matthias Bartelmann; Yoel Rephaeli; Masamune Oguri; Narciso Benítez; Jiangang Hao; Keiichi Umetsu

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Radius of B-8 halo from the asymptotic normalization coefficient  

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W !& 5 ( lB ,mlB jBm jB ^JAM A jBm jBuJBM B& 3^JpM plBmlBu jbm jB&i lBY lBmlB~r? !IAplB jB B ~r !. ~1! A is the antisymmetrization operator, w is a bound-state IAplB jB B ~r !?CAplB jB B WhB ,lB11/2~2kBr ! r . ~3! Here CAplB jB B... overlap integrals I(r). The multipole expansion is carried out over lB , jB values allowed by angular momentum and parity conservation for the virtual process B?A1p . The overlap integral is not an eigenfunction of the total Hamiltonian, and hence...

Carstoiu, F.; Trache, L.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Tribble, Robert E.; Mukhamedzhanov, AM.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Viscosity Effects in Acoustic Inductances  

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The linear acousticinductance and resistance of narrow circular tubes short compared to a wavelength have usually been represented by limiting formulas valid either for very low frequencies (viscous flow) or for relatively high frequencies (pistonlike displacement). Crandall's text gives a general mathematical development with particular stress on resistance but variation of inductance with frequency and viscosity has not been discussed generally nor has numerical reduction of mathematical results been generally available. The present paper describes quantitatively the dependence of inductance and resistance upon the general parameter radius times square root of the quantity density times frequency divided by viscosity. With increase of this parameter resistance increases while inductance diminishes from the “static” value to the limiting “high frequency” value. Experimental checks are made to ascertain whether resistance values are strongly affected by flow?transition end?effects found in hydraulics. Impedance?tube studies are made of five tube diameters from 0.0187 to 0.750 in. at 50 to 167 c/sec. Length/diameter is approximately 10 to render inductance end?corrections relatively small. Acoustic pressures are reduced until linear behavior appears. Measured resistance is generally within five percent of calculation as resistance increases to twice the “static” value. Measured inductance generally agrees with calculation within limits of the end?correction over the range of significant variation.

A. W. Nolle

1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

DOE Drops Plan to Restart Reactor  

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...longer in flux. Hanford research reactor...decision to scrap the Hanford reactor, which...research. At public meetings, however...decision to scrap the Hanford reactor, which...research. At public meetings, however, FFTF...

Robert F. Service

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Drop In Fuels: Where the Road Leads  

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Reviews key fuel industry drivers, renewable fuel mandates and projected impact on hydrocarbon fuels

391

Filling an emulsion drop with motile bacteria  

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We have measured the spatial distribution of motile Escherichia coli inside spherical water droplets emulsified in oil. At low cell concentrations, the cell density peaks at the water-oil interface; at increasing concentration, the bulk of each droplet fills up uniformly while the surface peak remains. Simulations and theory show that the bulk density results from a `traffic' of cells leaving the surface layer, increasingly due to cell-cell scattering as the surface coverage rises above $\\sim 10\\%$. Our findings show similarities with the physics of a rarefied gas in a spherical cavity with attractive walls.

Vladescu, I D; Schwarz-Linek, J; Martinez, V A; Arlt, J; Morozov, A N; Marenduzzo, D; Cates, M E; Poon, W C K

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Filling an emulsion drop with motile bacteria  

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We have measured the spatial distribution of motile Escherichia coli inside spherical water droplets emulsified in oil. At low cell concentrations, the cell density peaks at the water-oil interface; at increasing concentration, the bulk of each droplet fills up uniformly while the surface peak remains. Simulations and theory show that the bulk density results from a `traffic' of cells leaving the surface layer, increasingly due to cell-cell scattering as the surface coverage rises above $\\sim 10\\%$. Our findings show similarities with the physics of a rarefied gas in a spherical cavity with attractive walls.

I. D. Vladescu; E. J. Marsden; J. Schwarz-Linek; V. A. Martinez; J. Arlt; A. N. Morozov; D. Marenduzzo; M. E. Cates; W. C. K. Poon

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

393

Drop pressure optimization in oil well drilling  

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In this research work we are interested in minimizing losses existing when drilling an oil well. This would essentially improve the load losses by acting on the rheological parameters of the hydraulic and drilling mud. For this rheological tests were performed using a six-speed rotary viscometer (FANN 35). We used several rheological models to accurately describe the actual rheological behavior of drilling mud oil-based according to the Pearson's coefficient and to the standard deviation. To model the problem we established a system of equations that describe the essential to highlight purpose and various constraints that allow for achieving this goal. To solve the problem we developed a computer program that solves the obtained equations in Visual Basic language system. Hydraulic and rheological calculation was made for in situ application. This allowed us to estimate the distribution of losses in the well.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromyographic responses to aerodynamic vs. drop handlebars  

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the physiological aspects of EMG in his German text but 14 Adrian (1925) was a pioneer in the English speaking countries in the area of EMG. Making use of EMG techniques Adrian demonstrated that it was possible to determine the amount of electrical activity... change in handlebars. Electromyography Use in Cycling Relative to cycling, changes in seat height have been shown to produce changes in the EMG (Houtz 4 Fischer; 1959, Desipre, 1974; Ericson, Nisell, Arborelius, 8r, Ekholm, 1985; and Jorge k. Hull...

Layne, Donald Jodel

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

395

Correlation and dimensional effects of trions in carbon nanotubes  

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We study the binding energies of singlet trions, i.e. charged excitons, in carbon nanotubes. The problem is modeled, through the effective-mass model, as a three-particle complex on the surface of a cylinder, which we investigate using both one- and two-dimensional expansions of the wave function. The effects of dimensionality and correlation are studied in detail. We find that the Hartree-Fock approximation significantly underestimates the trion binding energy. Combined with band structures calculated using a non-orthogonal nearest neighbour tight binding model, the results from the cylinder model are used to compute physical binding energies for a wide selection of carbon nanotubes. In addition, the dependence on dielectric screening is examined. Our findings indicate that trions are detectable at room temperature in carbon nanotubes with radius below 8{\\AA}.

Troels F. Rønnow; Thomas G. Pedersen; Horia D. Cornean

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

396

Effects of internal mixing and aggregate morphology on optical properties  

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Effects of internal mixing and aggregate morphology on optical properties Effects of internal mixing and aggregate morphology on optical properties of black carbon using a discrete dipole approximation model Title Effects of internal mixing and aggregate morphology on optical properties of black carbon using a discrete dipole approximation model Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Scarnato, B., S. Vahidinia, D. T. Richard, and Thomas W. Kirchstetter Journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Volume 12 Pagination 26401-26434 Abstract According to recent studies, internal mixing of black carbon (BC) with other aerosol materials in the atmosphere alters its aggregate shape, absorption of solar radiation, and radiative forcing. These mixing state effects are not yet fully understood. In this study, we characterize the morphology and mixing state of bare BC and BC internally mixed with sodium chloride (NaCl) using electron microscopy and examine the sensitivity of optical properties to BC mixing state and aggregate morphology using a discrete dipole approximation model (DDSCAT). DDSCAT predicts a higher mass absorption coefficient, lower single scattering albedo (SSA), and higher absorption Angstrom exponent (AAE) for bare BC aggregates that are lacy rather than compact. Predicted values of SSA at 550 nm range between 0.18 and 0.27 for lacy and compact aggregates, respectively, in agreement with reported experimental values of 0.25 ± 0.05. The variation in absorption with wavelength does not adhere precisely to a power law relationship over the 200 to 1000 nm range. Consequently, AAE values depend on the wavelength region over which they are computed. In the 300 to 550 nm range, AAE values ranged in this study from 0.70 for compact to 0.95 for lacy aggregates. The SSA of BC internally mixed with NaCl (100-300 nm in radius) is higher than for bare BC and increases with the embedding in the NaCl. Internally mixed BC SSA values decrease in the 200-400 nm wavelength range, a feature also common to the optical properties of dust and organics. Linear polarization features are also predicted in DDSCAT and are dependent on particle morphology. The bare BC (with a radius of 80 nm) presents in the linear polarization a bell shape feature, which is a characteristic of the Rayleigh regime (for particles smaller than the wavelength of incident radiation). When BC is internally mixed with NaCl (100-300 nm in radius), strong depolarization features for near-VIS incident radiation are evident, such as a decrease in the intensity and multiple modes at different angles corresponding to different mixing states.

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The effect of diamagnetic flows on turbulent driven ion toroidal rotation  

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Turbulent momentum redistribution determines the radial profile of rotation in a tokamak. The momentum transport driven by diamagnetic flow effects is an important piece of the radial momentum transport for sub-sonic rotation, which is often observed in experiments. In a non-rotating state, the diamagnetic flow and the E × B flow must cancel. The diamagnetic flow and the E × B flow have different effects on the turbulent momentum flux, and this difference in behavior induces intrinsic rotation. The momentum flux is evaluated using gyrokinetic equations that are corrected to higher order in the ratio of the poloidal Larmor radius to the minor radius, which requires evaluation of the diamagnetic corrections to Maxwellian equilibria. To study the momentum transport due to diamagnetic flow effects, three experimental observations of ion rotation are examined. First, a strong pressure gradient at the plasma edge is shown to result in a significant inward momentum transport due to the diamagnetic effect, which may explain the observed peaking of rotation in a high confinement mode. Second, the direction of momentum transport is shown to change as collisionality increases, which is qualitatively consistent with the observed reversal of intrinsic rotation by varying plasma density and current. Last, the dependence of the intrinsic momentum flux on the magnetic shear is found, and it may explain the observed rotation changes in the presence of lower hybrid current drive.

Lee, J. P. [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States)] [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States); Barnes, M. [Institute for Fusion Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)] [Institute for Fusion Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Parra, F. I. [Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3NP (United Kingdom)] [Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3NP (United Kingdom); Belli, E. A.; Candy, J. [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92121 (United States)] [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92121 (United States)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Bicycle helmets are highly effective at preventing head injury during head impact: Head-form accelerations and injury criteria for helmeted and unhelmeted impacts  

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Abstract Cycling is a popular form of recreation and method of commuting with clear health benefits. However, cycling is not without risk. In Canada, cycling injuries are more common than in any other summer sport; and according to the US National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, 52,000 cyclists were injured in the US in 2010. Head injuries account for approximately two-thirds of hospital admissions and three-quarters of fatal injuries among injured cyclists. In many jurisdictions and across all age levels, helmets have been adopted to mitigate risk of serious head injuries among cyclists and the majority of epidemiological literature suggests that helmets effectively reduce risk of injury. Critics have raised questions over the actual efficacy of helmets by pointing to weaknesses in existing helmet epidemiology including selection bias and lack of appropriate control for the type of impact sustained by the cyclist and the severity of the head impact. These criticisms demonstrate the difficulty in conducting epidemiology studies that will be regarded as definitive and the need for complementary biomechanical studies where confounding factors can be adequately controlled. In the bicycle helmet context, there is a paucity of biomechanical data comparing helmeted to unhelmeted head impacts and, to our knowledge, there is no data of this type available with contemporary helmets. In this research, our objective was to perform biomechanical testing of paired helmeted and unhelmeted head impacts using a validated anthropomorphic test headform and a range of drop heights between 0.5 m and 3.0 m, while measuring headform acceleration and Head Injury Criterion (HIC). In the 2 m (6.3 m/s) drops, the middle of our drop height range, the helmet reduced peak accelerations from 824 g (unhelmeted) to 181 g (helmeted) and HIC was reduced from 9667 (unhelmeted) to 1250 (helmeted). At realistic impact speeds of 5.4 m/s (1.5 m drop) and 6.3 m/s (2.0 m drop), bicycle helmets changed the probability of severe brain injury from extremely likely (99.9% risk at both 5.4 and 6.3 m/s) to unlikely (9.3% and 30.6% risk at 1.5 m and 2.0 m drops respectively). These biomechanical results for acceleration and HIC, and the corresponding results for reduced risk of severe brain injury show that contemporary bicycle helmets are highly effective at reducing head injury metrics and the risk for severe brain injury in head impacts characteristic of bicycle crashes.

Peter A. Cripton; Daniel M. Dressler; Cameron A. Stuart; Christopher R. Dennison; Darrin Richards

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Effect of Thermodynamic Restriction on Energy Cost Optimization of RO Membrane Water Desalination  

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Effect of Thermodynamic Restriction on Energy Cost Optimization of RO Membrane Water Desalination ... Reduction of the overall cost of water production represents a major challenge and, in the present work, various elements of water production cost are evaluated from the viewpoint of optimization, with respect to various costs (energy, membrane area and permeability, brine management, and pressure drop), as well as the important thermodynamic cross-flow constraint, utilization of energy recovery devices, and operational feed and permeate flow rate constraints. ... Overall, as process costs above energy costs are added, the operational point for achieving minimum water production cost shifts to higher recoveries. ...

Aihua Zhu; Panagiotis D. Christofides; Yoram Cohen

2008-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

400

Effects of Long-Term Reserpine Treatment on Brain Tyrosine Hydroxylase and Behavioral Activity  

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...the vicinity of a freezing water drop as a "newly observed...ejection from the freezing water drop and also by the condensation of water vapor in regions of comparatively...Clouid Physics Grolup, Atmospheric Sciences Department, University...

David S. Segal; John L. Sullivan III; Ronald T. Kuczenski; Arnold J. Mandell

1971-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear and Non-ideal Effects on FRC Stability  

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New computational results are presented which advance the understanding of the stability properties of the Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC). We present results of hybrid and two-fluid (Hall-MHD) simulations of prolate FRCs in strongly kinetic and small-gyroradius, MHD-like regimes. The n = 1 tilt instability mechanism and stabilizing factors are investigated in detail including nonlinear and resonant particle effects, particle losses along the open field lines, and Hall stabilization. It is shown that the Hall effect determines the mode rotation and change in the linear mode structure in the kinetic regime; however, the reduction in the growth rate is mostly due to the finite Larmor radius effects. Resonant particle effects are important in the large gyroradius regime regardless of the separatrix shape, and even in cases when a large fraction of the particle orbits are stochastic. Particle loss along the open field lines has a destabilizing effect on the tilt mode and contributes to the ion spin up in toroidal direction. The nonlinear evolution of unstable modes in both kinetic and small-gyroradius FRCs is shown to be considerably slower than that in MHD simulations. Our simulation results demonstrate that a combination of kinetic and nonlinear effects is a key for understanding the experimentally observed FRC stability properties.

E.V. Belova; R.C. Davidson; H. Ji; M. Yamada

2002-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

402

Induced Current and Aharonov-Bohm Effect in Graphene  

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The effect of vacuum polarization in the field of an infinitesimally thin solenoid at distances much larger than the radius of solenoid is investigated. The induced charge density and induced current are calculated. Though the induced charge density turned out to be zero, the induced current is finite periodical function of the magnetic flux $\\Phi$. The expression for this function is found exactly in a value of the flux. The induced current is equal to zero at the integer values of $\\Phi/\\Phi_0$ as well as at half-integer values of this ratio, where $\\Phi_0=2\\pi\\hbar c/e$ is the elementary magnetic flux. The latter is a consequence of the Furry theorem and periodicity of the induced current with respect to magnetic flux. As an example we consider the graphene in the field of solenoid perpendicular to the plane of a sample.

R. Jackiw; A. I. Milstein; S. -Y. Pi; I. S. Terekhov

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

403

Relativistic Doppler Effect: Universal Spectra and Zeptosecond Pulses  

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We report on a numerical observation of the train of zeptosecond pulses produced by the reflection of a relativistically intense femtosecond laser pulse from the oscillating boundary of an overdense plasma because of the Doppler effect. These pulses promise to become unique experimental and technological tools since their length is of the order of the Bohr radius and the intensity is extremely high ?1019??W/cm2. We present the physical mechanism, analytical theory, and direct particle-in-cell simulations. We show that the harmonic spectrum is universal: the intensity of nth harmonic scales as 1/np for n<4?2, where ? is the largest ? factor of the electron fluid boundary, and p=3 and p=5/2 for the broadband and quasimonochromatic laser pulses, respectively.

S. Gordienko; A. Pukhov; O. Shorokhov; T. Baeva

2004-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

404

Relativistic Doppler effect: universal spectra and zeptosecond pulses  

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We report on a numerical observation of the train of zeptosecond pulses produced by reflection of a relativistically intense femtosecond laser pulse from the oscillating boundary of an overdense plasma because of the Doppler effect. These pulses promise to become a unique experimental and technological tool since their length is of the order of the Bohr radius and the intensity is extremely high $\\propto 10^{19}$ W/cm$^2$. We present the physical mechanism, analytical theory, and direct particle-in-cell simulations. We show that the harmonic spectrum is universal: the intensity of $n$th harmonic scales as $1/n^{p}$ for $n < 4\\gamma^2$, where $\\gamma$ is the largest $\\gamma$--factor of the electron fluid boundary, $p=3$ and $p=5/2$ for the broadband and quasimonochromatic laser pulses respectively.

S. Gordienko; A. Pukhov; O. Shorokhov; T. Baeva

2004-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

405

REGULATION AND SYSTEM INTERDEPENDENCE: EFFECTS ON THE SITING OF CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL ENERGY FACILITIES  

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price elastic than the electrical utilities have anticipated, demand has dropped, The oil embargo of 1974 broke the historic

Kooser, J.C.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Size effect on the electronic and optical band gap of CdSe QD  

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Present paper deals with a critical and comprehensive analysis of the dependence of photo emission (PE) electronic band gap and optical absorption (OA) excitonic band gap on the size of CdSe QD, via connecting it with excitonic absorbance wavelength. Excitonic absorbance wavelength is determined through an empirical fit of established experimental evidences. Effective excitonic charge and Bohr radius is determined as a function of size. Increase in size of the CdSe QD results in greater Bohr radius and smaller effective excitonic charge. Excitonic binding energy as a degree of size of QD is also calculated which further relates with the difference in PE electronic and OA optical band gaps. It is also shown that with increase in size of CdSe QD, the excitonic binding energy decreases which consequently increases differences in two band gaps. Our results are very well comparable with the established results. Explanation for the origin of the unusual optical properties of CdSe QD has been also discussed.

Sisodia, Namita, E-mail: namitasisodiya@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Holkar Science College, Indore-45200 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

407

Effects of Magnetic Field on the Turbulent Wake of a Cylinder in MHD Channel Flow  

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Results from a free-surface MHD flow experiment are presented detailing the modi cation of vortices in the wake of a circular cylinder with its axis parallel to the applied magnetic fi eld. Experiments were performed with a Reynolds number near Re ~ 104 as the interaction parameter, N = |j x#2; B| / |? (? ? ?), was increased through unity. By concurrently sampling the downstream fluid velocity at sixteen cross-stream locations in the wake, it was possible to extract an ensemble of azimuthal velocity profi les as a function of radius for vortices shed by the cylinder at varying strengths of magnetic field. Results indicate a signi cant change in vortex radius and rotation as N is increased. The lack of deviations from the vortex velocity pro file at high magnetic fi elds suggests the absence of small-scale turbulent features. By sampling the wake at three locations downstream in subsequent experiments, the decay of the vortices was examined and the effective viscosity was found to decrease as N-049±0.4. This reduction in effective viscosity is due to the modi cation of the small-scale eddies by the magnetic fi eld. The slope of the energy spectrum was observed to change from a k-1.8 power-law at low N to a k-3.5 power-law for N > 1. Together, these results suggest the flow smoothly transitioned to a quasi-two-dimensional state in the range 0 < N < 1.

John Rhoads, Eric Edlund and Hantao Ji

2013-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

408

Bell-Plesset effects for an accelerating interface with contiguous density gradients  

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A Plesset-type treatment [J. Appl. Phys. 25, 96 (1954)] is used to assess the effects of contiguous density gradients at an accelerating spherical classical interface on Rayleigh-Taylor and Bell-Plesset perturbation growth. Analytic expressions are obtained that describe enhanced Rayleigh-Taylor instability growth from contiguous density gradients aligned with the acceleration and which increase the effective Atwood number of the perturbed interface. A new pathway for geometric amplification of surface perturbations on an accelerating interface with contiguous density gradients is identified. A resonance condition between the density-gradient scalelength and the radius of the interface is also predicted based on a linearized analysis of Bernoulli's equation, potentially leading to enhanced perturbation growth. Comparison of the analytic treatment with detailed two-dimensional single-mode growth-factor simulations shows good agreement for low-mode numbers where the effects of spherical geometry are most manifested.

Amendt, P

2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

409

Effect of experimental parameters on optimal transmission of light through opaque media  

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Spatial light modulator (SLM) controlled transmission of light through opaque media is a relatively new experimental method with wide applications in various fields. While there has been a surge in research into the technique, there has been little work reported considering the effects of various experimental parameters on the efficiency of optimization. In this study, we explore the effects of various experimental conditions on optimization and find that the intensity enhancement depends on the number of modulated channels, number of phase steps, feedback integration radius, beam spot size, and active SLM area. We also develop a model, based on the propagation of a Gaussian beam with a random phase front, to account for most of the measured effects.

Benjamin R. Anderson; Ray Gunawidjaja; Hergen Eilers

2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

410

Transverse resistive wall effects on the dynamics of a bunched electron beam  

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In the wigglers of future free-electron lasers, the electron beam will be required to travel over a length of 10 m or more in pipes with small diameters. Transverse resistive wall effects could lead to beam breakup during this transport. To investigate this possibility, the equation of motion for a bunched beam is solved analytically. Results show that a steady-state solution is reached for times larger than the diffusion time. This solution can either oscillate or grow exponentially with the length of the pipe, depending on the relative magnitudes of the resistive wall effect and the focusing force in the wiggler. The magnitude of the resistive wall effect depends on the pipe radius b (it increases as 1/b2) but is independent of the thickness and conductivity of the pipe. The thickness and conductivity affect only the time required to reach the steady-state solution. The possibility of a significant transient is also discussed.

Govindan Rangarajan and K. C. D. Chan

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

The Effect of an Annular Celotex(r) Gap on the 9975 Package  

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Following a drop test at the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), radiographs of a 9975 drum package showed that separations, normal to the axial direction, had formed in the Celotex(R). Because the Celotex(R) acts as a thermal insulator, concerns arose as to the effect gaps in the material would have on the packaging components during and after a hypothetical fire transient. The effect of Celotex(R) gaps on the content temperature was estimated using a thermal model developed with the MSC/THERMAL(R) heat transfer software. The model included the effects of internal heat conduction and thermal radiation. Convection and thermal radiation boundary conditions were applied to the model. The thermal analysis supported the expectation that small separations in the fiberboard insulation will not degrade the thermal performance of the 9975 package in a Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC) fire.

Hardy, B.J.

2001-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

412

Ripple Effects  

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policies and practices might have on producers? incomes and water savings, as well as the ripple effects on the regional economy. Drs. Steve Amosson of Texas Cooperative Extension in Amarillo, Lal K. Almas of West Texas A&M University, Jeff Peterson... will do to the Ripple Effects Water conservation policies, practices impact Ogallala region?s economy Ripple Effects Story by Kathy Wythe tx H2O | pg. 27 overall economy and society in the region, including household incomes and employment levels...

Wythe, Kathy

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Role of Charge Distribution in the Reactant and Product in Double Layer Effects:? Construction of Corrected Tafel Plots  

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Role of Charge Distribution in the Reactant and Product in Double Layer Effects:? Construction of Corrected Tafel Plots ... Figure 2 Plot of the dimensionless potential drop across the diffuse layer according to MC simulations, ?d(MC), plotted against the same quantity estimated by the Gouy?Chapman model ?d(GC). ... The calculated rate constants for reduction of Eu(III) in 0.3M NaClO4 + 10-3 M HClO4 are in qualitative agreement (slightly lower) with the data reported by Elzanowska et al.35 and Niki and Mizota. ...

Maria Yu. Rusanova; Galina A. Tsirlina; Renat R. Nazmutdinov; W. Ronald Fawcett

2005-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

414

Gyrofluid turbulence models with kinetic effects  

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Nonlinear gyrofluid equations are derived by taking moments of the nonlinear, electrostatic gyrokinetic equation. The principal model presented includes evolution equations for the guiding center n, u{parallel}, T{parallel}, and T{perpendicular} along with an equation expressing the quasineutrality constraint. Additional evolution equations for higher moments are derived which may be used if greater accuracy is desired. The moment hierarchy is closed with a Landau-damping model which is equivalent to a multi-pole approximation to the plasma dispersion function, extended to include finite Larmor radius effects. In particular, new dissipative, nonlinear terms are found which model the perpendicular phase-mixing of the distribution function along contours of constant electrostatic potential. These ``FLR phase-mixing`` terms introduce a hyperviscosity-like damping {proportional_to} k{sub {perpendicular}}{sup 2}{vert_bar}{Phi}{sub {rvec k}}{rvec k} {times}{rvec k}{prime}{vert_bar} which should provide a physics-based damping mechanism at high k{perpendicular}{rho} which is potentially as important as the usual polarization drift nonlinearity. The moments are taken in guiding center space to pick up the correct nonlinear FLR terms and the gyroaveraging of the shear. The equations are solved with a nonlinear, three dimensional initial value code. Linear results are presented, showing excellent agreement with linear gyrokinetic theory.

Dorland, W.; Hammett, G.W.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

A numerical study of the effect of different aerosol types on East Asian summer clouds and precipitation  

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The impact of anthropogenic aerosol on the East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) is investigated with NCAR CAM5, a state-of-the-art climate model with aerosol’s direct and indirect effects. Results indicate that anthropogenic aerosol tends to cause a weakened EASM with a southward shift of precipitation in East Asia mostly by its radiative effect. Anthropogenic aerosol induced surface cooling stabilizes the boundary layer, suppresses the convection and latent heat release in northern China, and reduces the tropospheric temperature over land and land-sea thermal contrast, thus leading to a weakened EASM. Meanwhile, acting as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), anthropogenic aerosol can significantly increase the cloud droplet number concentration but decrease the cloud droplet effective radius over Indochina and Indian Peninsulas as well as over southwestern and northern China, inhibiting the precipitation in these regions. Thus, anthropogenic aerosol tends to reduce Southeast and South Asian summer monsoon precipitation by its indirect effect.

Jiang, Yiquan; Liu, Xiaohong; Yang, Xiuqun; Wang, Minghuai

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Effects of the ship motion on gas–solid flow and heat transfer in a circulating fluidized bed  

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A series of experiments on a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) was performed to investigate the effects of ship motion on gas–solid flow and heat transfer in the CFB. Rolling period, rolling amplitude, inclination angle, superficial velocity, particle diameter range, and solid circulation flux were varied in the experiments. The following results were obtained: (1) When the CFB undergoes rolling motion, the downflow of particles changes periodically and the solid volume fraction increases at the riser bottom. As a result, the time-averaged total pressure drop of the CFB in rolling motion becomes larger than that at the upright attitude. Similarly, the total pressure drop of the CFB at an inclined attitude is larger than that at the upright attitude. (2) The total pressure drop of the CFB in rolling motion is hardly affected by rolling period. As rolling amplitude increases, on the other hand, the effects of rolling motion become more remarkable. From these results, it is concluded that gravity dominantly affects gas–solid flow in the system. (3) At an inclined attitude, the symmetry of the flow field with respect to the riser center plane breaks, and heat transfer at the lower wall of the riser is promoted. As inclination angle increases, heat transfer augmentation becomes more remarkable. Similarly, the heat transfer coefficient in rolling motion is larger than that at the upright attitude. (4) Heat transfer augmentation by ship motion is concluded to be caused by the direct contact between solid particles and the heater surface owing to the vertical component of gravity to the surface.

Hiroyuki Murata; Hideyuki Oka; Masaki Adachi; Kazuyoshi Harumi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Main-Sequence Effective Temperatures from a Revised Mass-Luminosity Relation Based on Accurate Properties  

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The mass-luminosity (M-L), mass-radius (M-R) and mass-effective temperature ($M-T_{eff}$) diagrams for a subset of galactic nearby main-sequence stars with masses and radii accurate to $\\leq 3\\%$ and luminosities accurate to $\\leq 30\\%$ (268 stars) has led to a putative discovery. Four distinct mass domains have been identified, which we have tentatively associated with low, intermediate, high, and very high mass main-sequence stars, but which nevertheless are clearly separated by three distinct break points at 1.05, 2.4, and 7$M_{\\odot}$ within the mass range studied of $0.38-32M_{\\odot}$. Further, a revised mass-luminosity relation (MLR) is found based on linear fits for each of the mass domains identified. The revised, mass-domain based MLRs, which are classical ($L \\propto M^{\\alpha}$), are shown to be preferable to a single linear, quadratic or cubic equation representing as an alternative MLR. Stellar radius evolution within the main-sequence for stars with $M>1M_{\\odot}$ is clearly evident on the M-R d...

Eker, Z; Soydugan, E; Bilir, S; Gokce, E Yaz; Steer, I; Tuysuz, M; Senyuz, T; Demircan, O

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Coarse-coal hydrotransport studies using the separate effects test stand: FY 1980-1981  

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The Separate Effects Test Stand (SETS) was built to evaluate the rotating pipe-wheel stand concept for hydrotransport testing and to obtain hydrotransport data in support of the US Department of Energy's Hydraulic Transport Research Facility (HTRF). The SETS program involved three phases of testing. The first phase was to evaluate the wheel test stand as an adequate mechanism for testing the hydrotransport of coarse-particle coal through pipe. The second phase was to obtain preliminary data on coal head loss (flow pressure drop) during hydrotransport. The third phase was to determine the effects of coal hydrotransport on water quality. Other data obtained during the program included pipe wear and the size degradation of coal particles. The SETS was tested with water only and the resultant head loss data were compared with head loss values recorded for water flow in staight pipe. These tests were run to determine how well the SETS modeled straight pipe flow.

Powers, T.B.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Teapot Effect  

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When tea is poured from a teapot it often runs along the under side of the spout rather than falling into the cup. Recent experiments have shown that this ``teapot effect'' is not due to surface tension nor adhesion as many have supposed. Therefore a new explanation is presented which is based upon certain exact solutions of the hydrodynamicequations and which seems to account for the effect. In connection with the analysis some new fluid flows with free boundaries are obtained. In addition a method more satisfactory than the usual one is used to study the stability of these flows.

Joseph B. Keller

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Development and Manufacture of Cost Effective Composite Drill Pipe  

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This technical report presents the engineering research, process development and data accomplishments that have transpired to date in support of the development of Cost Effective Composite Drill Pipe (CDP). The report presents progress made from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005 and contains the following discussions: (1) Qualification Testing; (2) Prototype Development and Testing of ''Smart Design'' Configuration; (3) Field Test Demonstration; and (4) Commercial order for SR-CDP from Torch International. The objective of this contract is to develop and demonstrate ''cost effective'' Composite Drill Pipe. It is projected that this drill pipe will weigh less than half of its steel counter part. The resultant weight reduction will provide enabling technology that will increase the lateral distance that can be reached from an offshore drilling platform and the depth of water in which drilling and production operations can be carried out. Further, composite drill pipe has the capability to carry real time signal and power transmission within the pipe walls. CDP can also accommodate much shorter drilling radius than is possible with metal drill pipe. As secondary benefits, the lighter weight drill pipe can increase the storage capability of floating off shore drilling platforms and provide substantial operational cost savings.

James C. Leslie; James C. Leslie II; Lee Truong; James T. Heard; Steve Loya

2006-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of bubble interactions on mass transfer in bubbly flow  

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Abstract The effect of bubble interactions on mass transfer in a multi-bubble system is examined by numerical simulations. Since mass transfer in the liquid phase of gas–liquid multiphase flows usually takes place at a considerably slower rate than the transfer of momentum, the mass flux boundary layers are much thinner than the momentum boundary layers. In direct numerical simulations the resolution requirements for flows with mass transfer are therefore considerably higher than for flows without mass transfer. Here, we use a multiscale approach for the computations of the mass transfer near the bubble surface, in order to reduce the cost, and examine the effect of void fraction and bubble Reynolds number on the mass transfer from bubbles in periodic domains. Specifically, we compare results for a single bubble in a periodic domain with results for several bubbles in a larger domain with the same void fraction. It is shown that even though the average Reynolds number of freely moving bubbles drops after a while, in most cases the mass transfer from the bubbles increases slightly. When the bubbles start to wobble, in most cases the increase in bubble–bubble interactions compensate for the reduction in Reynolds number.

B. Aboulhasanzadeh; G. Tryggvason

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of water in salt repositories. Final report  

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Additional results confirm that during most of the consolidation of polycrystalline salt in brine, the previously proposed rate expression applies. The final consolidation, however, proceeds at a lower rate than predicted. The presence of clay hastens the consolidation process but does not greatly affect the previously observed relationship between permeability and void fraction. Studies of the migration of brine within polycrystalline salt specimens under stress indicate that the principal effect is the exclusion of brine as a result of consolidation, a process that evidently can proceed to completion. No clear effect of a temperature gradient could be identified. A previously reported linear increase with time of the reciprocal permeability of salt-crystal interfaces to brine was confirmed, though the rate of increase appears more nearly proportional to the product of sigma ..delta..P rather than sigma ..delta..P/sup 2/ (sigma is the uniaxial stress normal to the interface and ..delta..P is the hydraulic pressure drop). The new results suggest that a limiting permeability may be reached. A model for the permeability of salt-crystal interfaces to brine is developed that is reasonably consistent with the present results and may be used to predict the permeability of bedded salt. More measurements are needed, however, to choose between two limiting forms of the model.

Baes, C.F. Jr.; Gilpatrick, L.O.; Kitts, F.G.; Bronstein, H.R.; Shor, A.J.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Ion Skin Depth on Relaxation of Merging Spheromaks to a Field-Reversed Configuration  

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The effect of ion skin depth on the relaxation of merging spheromaks to a field-reversed configuration (FRC) is studied experimentally for a wide range of size parameter S* (ratio of minor radius to ion skin depth) from 1 to 7. The two merging spheromaks are observed to relax to an FRC or a new spheromak depending on whether the initial poloidal eigenvalue is smaller or larger than a threshold value. The bifurcation value is found to increase with decreasing size parameter S*, indicating that the low-S* condition provides a wide bifurcated range of relaxation to an FRC. The FRC-style relaxation under the low-S* conditions was accompanied by the suppression of the low-n modes (n is the toroidal mode number) activity. The fast rotations of the modes were followed by suppression of the low-n modes.

Eiichirou Kawamori and Yasushi Ono

2005-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

424

Improving Bulk Microphysics Parameterizations in Simulations of Aerosol Effects  

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To improve the microphysical parameterizations for simulations of the aerosol indirect effect (AIE) in regional and global climate models, a double-moment bulk microphysical scheme presently implemented in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is modified and the results are compared against atmospheric observations and simulations produced by a spectral bin microphysical scheme (SBM). Rather than using prescribed aerosols as in the original bulk scheme (Bulk-OR), a prognostic doublemoment aerosol representation is introduced to predict both the aerosol number concentration and mass mixing ratio (Bulk-2M). The impacts of the parameterizations of diffusional growth and autoconversion and the selection of the embryonic raindrop radius on the performance of the bulk microphysical scheme are also evaluated. Sensitivity modeling experiments are performed for two distinct cloud regimes, maritime warm stratocumulus clouds (SC) over southeast Pacific Ocean from the VOCALS project and continental deep convective clouds (DCC) in the southeast of China from the Department of Energy/ARM Mobile Facility (DOE/AMF) - China field campaign. The results from Bulk-2M exhibit a much better agreement in the cloud number concentration and effective droplet radius in both the SC and DCC cases with those from SBM and field measurements than those from Bulk-OR. In the SC case particularly, Bulk-2M reproduces the observed drizzle precipitation, which is largely inhibited in Bulk-OR. Bulk-2M predicts enhanced precipitation and invigorated convection with increased aerosol loading in the DCC case, consistent with the SBM simulation, while Bulk-OR predicts the opposite behaviors. Sensitivity experiments using four different types of autoconversion schemes reveal that the autoconversion parameterization is crucial in determining the raindrop number, mass concentration, and drizzle formation for warm 2 stratocumulus clouds. An embryonic raindrop size of 40 ?m is determined as a more realistic setting in the autoconversion parameterization. The saturation adjustment employed in calculating condensation/evaporation in the bulk scheme is identified as the main factor responsible for the large discrepancies in predicting cloud water in the SC case, suggesting that an explicit calculation of diffusion growth with predicted supersaturation is necessary for further improvements of the bulk microphysics scheme. Lastly, a larger rain evaporation rate below cloud is found in the bulk scheme in comparison to the SBM simulation, which could contribute to a lower surface precipitation in the bulk scheme.

Wang, Yuan; Fan, Jiwen; Zhang, Renyi; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Franklin, Charmaine N.

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

425

Influence of image charge effect on exciton fine structure in an organic-inorganic quantum well material  

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We have investigated experimentally excitonic properties in organic-inorganic hybrid multi quantum well crystals, (C{sub 4}H{sub 9}NH{sub 3}){sub 2}PbBr{sub 4} and (C{sub 6}H{sub 5}?C{sub 2}H{sub 4}NH{sub 3}){sub 2}PbBr{sub 4}, by measuring photoluminescence, reflectance, photoluminescence excitation spectra. In these materials, the excitonic binding energies are enhanced not only by quantum confinement effect (QCE) but also by image charge effect (ICE), since the dielectric constant of the barrier layers is much smaller than that of the well layers. By comparing the 1s-exciton and 2s-exciton energies, we have investigated the influence of ICE with regard to the difference of the Bohr radius.

Takagi, Hidetsugu; Kunugita, Hideyuki; Ema, Kazuhiro [Department of Physics, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554 (Japan); Sato, Mikio; Takeoka, Yuko [Department of Materials and Life Sciences, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554 (Japan)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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ment effect at the higher energy side more easily than quan-tum wires, we expect the SiNTs to be more useful for future  

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containing the SiNTs was dropped on a holey carbon micro-grid. The photolu- minescence (PL) spectra were

Chen, Shaw H.

427

Catalytic Effects of Main Metals in Coal Ash on Advanced Reburning of Pulverized Coal  

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Catalytic Effects of Main Metals in Coal Ash on Advanced Reburning of Pulverized Coal ... To further reduce the NOx emission from power plants, an experimental study on the NO reduction during advanced reburning with reburning fuel of raw coal and coals loaded with four kinds of main metals in coal ash (Na, K, Fe, Ca) was performed in a two-staged drop flow reactor (TSDFR). ... By comparing the conversion of five main products during the reactions when using raw coal and coals loaded with different metals as reburning fuel, it is found that some types of metals can improve the NO reduction in reburning via increasing the concentration of CH4 and CO during the reactions. ...

Penghua Qiu; Hui Huang; Jianqiang Zhang; Li Liu; Yuqing Chen

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

428

Effects of preheating and highly heat-conductive brick on coke quality  

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In replacing the coke ovens available currently, the introduction of a combined technique of a preheated coal charging method (preheating temperature:175 C) and the use of highly heat-conductive brick is under examination for raising the productivity of coke ovens. With such background, a study of the effects of this combined technique on the coke quality, especially the coke size was conducted. The experimental results revealed that the primary size of coke produced by the combined technique is noticeably larger than that of the coke made from wet coal and after five revolutions of drum (equivalent to mechanical impact given at a time of dropping from coke oven chamber to wharf), the coke size reduces even compared with an ordinary coke. This may be due to the fact that the coke produced by the combined technique includes a lot of fissures inside the coke lump.

Fukuda, K.; Arima, T. [Nippon Steel Corp., Chiba (Japan). Process Technology, Research Labs.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

429

Review on the effects of hydrogen at extreme pressures and temperatures on the mechanical behavior of polymers.  

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The effects of hydrogen on the mechanics (e.g. strength, ductility, and fatigue resistance) of polymer materials are outlined in this report. There are a small number of studies reported in the literature on this topic, and even fewer at the extreme temperatures to which hydrogen service materials will be exposed. Several studies found little evidence that hydrogen affects the static tensile properties, long term creep, or ductile fracture of high density polyethylene or polyamide. However, there has been a report that a recoverable drop in the modulus of high density polyethylene is observable under high hydrogen pressure. A research need exists on the mechanical effects of hydrogen on the wide range of polymers used or considered for use in the hydrogen economy, due to the lack of data in the literature.

Hecht, Ethan S.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

The Astroid Imagine a ball of radius a/4 rolling around the inside of a circle of radius a. We shall  

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of P simplify to x() = a cos3 y() = a sin3 c Joel Feldman. 2012. All rights reserved. December 26 rights reserved. December 26, 2012 The Astroid 2 #12;

Feldman, Joel

431

Effects of operating conditions on a heat transfer fluid aerosol  

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are made over ranges of temperature, pressure and orifice diameters. Aerosol drop size distributions of a HTF are measured by a non-intrusive method of analysis using a Malvern Laser Diffraction Particle Analyzer (Malvern laser). The Malvern laser employs...

Sukmarg, Passaporn

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

432

Non-Petroleum-Based Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion  

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* Consumers experience 25-30% drop in fuel economy with FFV's, attributable to lower energy content 7 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy FT008: NPBF...

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Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally  

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Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally insulated ducts Title Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally insulated ducts Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2000 Authors Levinson, Ronnen M., William W. Delp, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, and Mark P. Modera Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 32 Pagination 345-354 Keywords building design, Heat Island Abstract Air flowing through a supply duct infiltrates perviously faced, porous, internal duct insulation, degrading its thermal performance. Encapsulating the insulation's air-facing surface with an impervious barrier prevents infiltration, increasing the capacity of the conditioned supply air to heat or cool the space to which it is delivered. This study determined the air-speed dependence of the thermal conductivity of fiberglass insulation by measuring the inlet-to-outlet temperature drop of heated air flowing through a long, insulated flexible duct. The conductivity of a flexible duct's low-density, internal, fiberglass-blanket insulation increased with the square of the duct air speed, rising by 140% as the duct air speed increased from 0 to 15 m s-1. At air speeds recommended for branch ducts, the conductivity of such insulation would increase by 6% above its still-air value in a residential system and by 16% in a commercial system. Results partially agreed with those reported by an earlier study. Simulations indicate that encapsulating the air-stream surface of internal fiberglass duct insulation with an impervious barrier increases the effectiveness with which a duct delivers the thermal capacity of supply air by 0.15%-0.9% in typical duct systems.

434

Nuclear structure effects in light muonic atoms  

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Nuclear structure corrections to energy levels of light muonic atoms are derived with particular attention to the correct nuclear mass dependence. The obtained result for the 2P-2S transition of 1.717(19) meV serves for determination of the nuclear charge radius from the spectroscopic measurement in muonic deuterium.

Pachucki, Krzysztof

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Quantum plasmon effects in epsilon-near-zero metamaterials  

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Dispersion properties of metals and propagation of quantum bulk plasmon in the high photon energy regime are studied. The nonlocal dielectric permittivity of a metal is determined by the quantum plasma effects and is calculated by applying the Wigner equation in the kinetic theory and taking into account the electron lattice collisions. The properties of epsilon near zero material are investigated in a thin gold film. The spectrum and the damping rate of the quantum bulk plasmon are obtained for a wide range of energies, and the electron wave function is analytically calculated in both classical and quantum limits. It is shown that the quantum bulk plasmons exist with a propagation length of 1 to 10nm, which strongly depends on the electron energy. The propagation length is found to be much larger than the propagation length in the classical regime which is comparable to the atomic radius and the average inter particle distance. It is found that the spatial localization of the electron wave function is extend...

Moaied, M; Ostrikov, K

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes  

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System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes Title System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-6144E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Walker, Iain S., Darryl J. Dickerhoff, David Faulkner, and William J. N. Turner Conference Name ASHRAE Annual Conference Date Published 03/2013 Abstract Occupant concern about indoor air quality (IAQ) issues has led to the increased use of more effective air filters in residential heating and cooling systems. A drawback of improved filtration is that better filters tend to have more flow resistance. This can lead to lower system airflows that reduce heat exchanger efficiency, increase duct pressure that leads to increased air leakage for ducts and, in some case s, increased blower power consumption. There is currently little knowledge on the magnitude of these effects. In this study, the performance of ten central forced air systems was monitored for a year. The systems used either a Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) or a Brushless Permanent Magnet (BPM) blower. Each system was operated with a range of filter efficiencies ranging from MERV 6 (the lowest currently permitted in ASHRAE Standard 62.2) up to MERV 16. Measurements were recorded every ten seconds for blower power, filter pressure drop, supply and return plenum pressures together with plenum and indoor temperatures. These detailed continuous measurements allowed observation of filter loading effects as well as the initial change in system performance when filters were swapped. The results of the field measurements were used in simulations to examine more general system performance effects for a wider range of climates. The field tests showed that system static pressures were highly influenced by filter selection, filter loading rates varied more from house to house than by MERV rating and overall were quite low in many of the homes. PSC motors showed reduced power and airflow as the filters loaded, but BPM motors attempted to maintain a constant airflow and increased their power to do so. The combined field test and simulation results from this study indicate that for MERV 10-13 filters the effects on energy use are small (5%) and usability. In systems using low MERV filters that are already close to blower performance limits the addition of a MERV 16 filter pushed the blowers to their performance limits.

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Water-lithium bromide double-effect absorption cooling analysis. Final report  

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This investigation involved the development of a numerical model for the transient simulation of the double-effect, water-lithium bromide absorption cooling machine, and the use of the model to determine the effect of the various design and input variables on the absorption unit performance. The performance parameters considered were coefficient of performance and cooling capacity. The sensitivity analysis was performed by selecting a nominal condition and determining performance sensitivity for each variable with others held constant. The variables considered in the study include source hot water, cooling water, and chilled water temperatures; source hot water, cooling water, and chilled water flow rates; solution circulation rate; heat exchanger areas; pressure drop between evaporator and absorber; solution pump characteristics; and refrigerant flow control methods. The performance sensitivity study indicated in particular that the distribution of heat exchanger area among the various (seven) heat exchange components is a very important design consideration. Moreover, it indicated that the method of flow control of the first effect refrigerant vapor through the second effect is a critical design feature when absorption units operate over a significant range of cooling capacity. The model was used to predict the performance of the Trane absorption unit with fairly good accuracy. The dynamic model should be valuable as a design tool for developing new absorption machines or modifying current machines to make them optimal based on current and future energy costs.

Vliet, G.C.; Lawson, M.B.; Lithgow, R.A.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: The blue galaxy fraction and implications for the Butcher-Oemler effect  

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We derive the fraction of blue galaxies in a sample of clusters at z < 0.11 and the general field at the same redshift. The value of the blue fraction is observed to depend on the luminosity limit adopted, cluster-centric radius and, more generally, local galaxy density, but it does not depend on cluster properties. Changes in the blue fraction are due to variations in the relative proportions of red and blue galaxies but the star formation rate for these two galaxy groups remains unchanged. Our results are most consistent with a model where the star formation rate declines rapidly and the blue galaxies tend to be dwarfs and do not favour mechanisms where the Butcher-Oemler effect is caused by processes specific to the cluster environment.

Roberto De Propris; Matthew Colless; John Peacock; Warrick Couch; Simon Driver; Michael Balogh; Ivan Baldry; Carlton Baugh; Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Terry Bridges; Russell Cannon; Shaun Cole; Chris Collins; Nicholas Cross; Gavin Dalton; George Efstathiou; Richard Ellis; Carlos Frenk; Karl Glazebrook; Edward Hawkins; Carole Jackson; Ofer Lahav; Ian Lewis; Stuart Lumsden; Steve Maddox; Darren Madgwick; Peder Norberg; Will Percival; Bruce Peterson; Will Sutherland; Keith Taylor

2004-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

439

Working with partners: Institute is making every drop count  

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manager; Leslie Lee, program assistant; Jaclyn Tech, software applications manager; Courtney Swyden, training program coordinator; and Supercinski. TWRI?s Water Resources Training Program offers training Story by Melanie Orth txH2O | pg. 3... ary Payt on, D r. B. L. Ha rris, and Kath y Wo odar d; (front row, left to right) Aaron Hoff, Danielle Supercinski, Allen Berthold, Kathy Wythe, Leslie Lee, Courtney Swyden, and Sarah Seidel. ...

Orth, Melanie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Maskless Lithography Using Drop-On-Demand Inkjet Printing Method  

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be an attractive alternative approach. A schematic diagram of a maskless lithography system using the DOD inkjet material droplets under computer control. Each droplet takes a ballistic trajectory and lands on a certain and other disposable electronic devices. Thirdly, inkjet printing lithography could handle a wide range

Bokor, Jeffrey

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441

'Reasonable pricing' may be dropped from NIH deals  

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... the NIH, under congressional pressure, might exercise the reasonable pric-ing clause in its CRADA in a way that the industry considers unreasonable.

Helen Gavaghan

1994-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

442

Polarization-independent optical wavelength filter for channel dropping applications  

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The polarization dependence of optical wavelength filters is eliminated by using waveguide directional couplers. Material birefringence is used to compensate for the waveguide (electromagnetic) birefringence which is the original cause of the polarization dependence. Material birefringence is introduced in a controllable fashion by replacing bulk waveguide layers by finely layered composites, such as multiple quantum wells using III-V semiconductor materials. The filter has use in wavelength-division-multiplexed fiber optic communication systems. This filter has broad application for wavelength-tunable receivers in fiber optic communication links, which may be used for telecommunications, optical computer interconnect links, or fiber optic sensor systems. Since multiple-wavelength systems are increasingly being used for all of these applications, the filter is useable whenever a rapidly tunable, wavelength-filtering receiver is required.

Deri, Robert J. (Pleasanton, CA); Patterson, Frank (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Flying Height Drop Due to Air Entrapment in Lubricant  

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Recently, it is found experimentally that the flying height of an air bearing slider is influenced by the lubricant on the disk. It is explained as the air molecules ... in air bearing force, and hence, the flying

Wei Hua; Kang Kee Ng; Shengkai Yu; Bo Liu; Vivian Ng

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

High speed shadowgraphy for the study of liquid drops  

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the separation and size of the electrodes and the surrounding medium. Many of the commercially available systems use argon gas, and produce pulse durations of the order of 5 to 20 ns, 9 to 25 mJ of electric flash ener- gy, and utilize 3- 5 kV power supplies... Sciences Ltd A-series single nozzle CIJ printer with a re- ported nozzle diameter of 60 µm. Essentially, in CIJ mode the liquid is pumped continuously into the head, generating an internal pressure which drives the liquid through the nozzle and creates a...

Castrejon-Pita, J.R.; Castrejon-Garcia, R.; Hutchings, I.M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Purifying the sea one drop at a time  

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... have come up with a device that could be used as a simple, portable water-desalination system run from a battery or on solar power. Desmond Lawler, an engineer who ... a battery or on solar power. Desmond Lawler, an engineer who works on water desalination at the University of Texas at Austin, says that such a device could be ...

Katharine Sanderson

2010-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

446

Superheated drop neutron detectors used at the ESRF  

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......spectrum. The fluence response of the SDD-100...increasing under-response for energies above 10 MeV...area around the storage ring will be due...The detector response to pulsed radiation...with a repetition frequency of 1 or 10 Hz......

P. Berkvens; P. Colomp

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

U-199: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module Arbitrary File Upload...  

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The vulnerability is caused due to the sitesallmodulesdragdropgalleryupload.php script improperly validating uploaded files, which can be exploited to execute...

448

Diffuse-Interface Simulations of Drop Coalescence and Retraction in ...  

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nanometers, van der Waals attraction overcomes electric double-layer repulsion and ..... Oldroyd-B fluids now exhibit a stronger resistance to deformation.

2004-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

449

On impacting liquid jets and drops onto polymethylmethacrylate targets  

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...structures during flight or upon steam turbines, and liquid jet impact during the collapse...flat-ended projectile fired from a single stage gas gun onto a PMMA target with both gauges...F 1999Rain impact retrospective and vision for the future. Wear. 233-235, 25-38...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

The “Stress-drop Jet” in Lake Mendota  

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This phenomenon seems to be associated with a rapid decrease of wind stress on the lake surface. It is postulated that the energy for this “jet” is stored in the.

451

Physics 1, 38 (2008) The many shapes of spinning drops  

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this by ingeniously combin- ing diamagnetic levitation of water droplets in air with a liquid electric motor technique and Spinning Water Droplet R. J. A. Hill and L. Eaves Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 234501 (2008) ­ Published December 1, 2008 Liquids, such as water or oil, can form droplets that are held together by surface tension

Podgornik, Rudolf

452

Iraq's shop-till-you-drop nuclear program  

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In a series of articles that began in March 1991, the authors have tried to separate fact from fiction about Iraq's ability to build nuclear weapons and to produce material to fuel them. After exposing Iraq's efforts to enrich uranium and design an atomic bomb, UN and IAEA experts zeroed in on how Iraq put its program together. The basic answer is that along with determination and persistence, Iraq had a great deal of foreign help. Iraq's Petrochemical Three,' the secret nuclear program conducted under the authority of its Atomic Energy Commission with links to the Defense Ministry and the Ministry of Industry and Military Industrialization, received massive infusions of money and resources. Like the Manhattan Project that built the first atomic bombs in the United States, Iraq's program simultaneously pursued a number of different technical avenues to the bomb. Not knowing which efforts would succeed, Iraq poured billions of dollars into its multifaceted quest. Providing for these programs required the establishment of elaborate procurement networks in Europe, North America, and Asia. Like the technical quest, the procurement effort was carried out on many fronts at once. Diplomacy and secrecy were required, because few companies would knowingly supply a nuclear weapons program, or even a secret nuclear program that was ostensibly for civil purposes. Iraq showed great ingenuity in hiding its purchases behind such innocuous pursuits as automobile manufacturing, dairy production, and oil refining.

Albright, D. (Friends of the Earth, Washington, DC (United States)); Hibbs, M.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

QUICK FACTS Official Development Assistance (ODA) dropped from  

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% of the population lacks access to electricity.There is an urgent need to strengthen global public-private the public sector and 63% through the private sector. Making available the benefits of new technologies, in cooperation with the private sector,has seen rapid progress in bridging the gap on the mobile phone sector

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

454

A drop-in-concept for deep borehole canister emplacement  

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Disposal of high-level nuclear waste in deep boreholes drilled into crystalline bedrock (i.e., "granite") is an interesting repository alternative of long standing. Work at MIT over the past two decades, and more recently ...

Bates, Ethan Allen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Control of emulsion drop production in flow focusing microfluidics  

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Generating droplets using flow-focusing microfluidics in multiphase flows has reached its limit that it cannot generate submicrometer droplets in size. Flow focusing geometry together with an electric field has been used to make smaller droplets...

Kim, Haejune

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

456

Pion production in relativistic collisions of nuclear drops  

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In a continuation of the long-standing effort of the nuclear physics community to model atomic nuclei as droplets of a specialized nuclear fluid, we have developed a hydrodynamic model for simulating the collisions of heavy nuclei at relativistic speeds. Our model couples ideal relativistic hydrodynamics with a new Monte Carlo treatment of dynamic pion production and tracking. The collective flow for low-energy (200 MeV/N) collisions predicted by this model compares favorably with results from earlier hydrodynamic calculations which used quite different numerical techniques. Our pion predictions at these lower energies appear to differ, however, from the experimental data on pion multiplicities. In this case of ultra-relativistic (200 GeV/N) collisions, our hydrodynamic model has produced baryonic matter distributions which are in reasonable agreement with recent experimental data. These results may shed some light on the sensitivity of relativistic collision data to the nuclear equation of state. 20 refs., 12 figs.

Alonso, C.T.; Wilson, J.R.; McAbee, T.L.; Zingman, J.A.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

California: Advanced 'Drop-In' Biofuels Power the Navy's Green...  

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Developing Cheaper Algae Biofuels, Brings Jobs to Pennsylvania Fueling the Navy's Great Green Fleet with Advanced Biofuels Cellana, Inc.'s Kona Demonstration Facility is working...

458

Study on The Effect of Regenerative System on Power Type Relative Internal Efficiency of Nuclear Steam Turbine  

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Nuclear steam turbine use wet steam as working medium, which is unable to determine the enthalpy drop type relative internal efficiency through exhaust enthalpy of steam, but the power type relative internal efficiency avoids this question. This paper introduced the calculate method of power type relative internal efficience, and then took a 900MW nuclear steam turbine for example, calculated the power type relative internal efficiency when the factors of regenerative system are changed. The result shows that when the factors of regenerative system are changed in a large range, the power type relative internal efficiency is nearly changeless, so the effect of regenerative system on relative internal efficiency can be neglected. At last, the independence between relative internal efficiency and ideal cycle heat efficiency is calculated and analyzed.

Yong Li; Chao Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Electron Transport Behavior on Gate Length Scaling in Sub-50 nm GaAs Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors  

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Short channel GaAs Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MESFETs) have been fabricated with gate length to 20 nm, in order to examine the characteristics of sub-50 nm MESFET scaling. Here the rise in the measured transconductance is mainly attributed to electron velocity overshoot. For gate lengths below 40 nm, however, the transconductance drops suddenly. The behavior of velocity overshoot and its degradation is investigated and simulated by using a transport model based on the retarded Langevin equation (RLE). This indicates the existence of a minimum acceleration length needed for the carriers to reach the overshoot velocity. The argument shows that the source resistance must be included as an internal element, or appropriate boundary condition, of relative importance in any model where the gate length is comparable to the inelastic mean free path of the carriers.

Han, Jaeheon [Department of Electronic Engineering, Kangnam University, 111 Gugal-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-city, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 446-702 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

460

Cost-Effectiveness Ratio  

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The cost?effectiveness ratio (CER) is a calculation that summarizes the intervention's net cost and effectiveness. The three types of CER are: the average cost?effectiveness ratio (ACER), the marginal cost?...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECTS OF LOCAL DISSIPATION PROFILES ON MAGNETIZED ACCRETION DISK SPECTRA  

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We present spectral calculations of non-LTE accretion disk models appropriate for high-luminosity stellar mass black hole X-ray binary systems. We first use a dissipation profile based on scaling the results of shearing box simulations of Hirose et al. to a range of annuli parameters. We simultaneously scale the effective temperature, orbital frequency, and surface density with luminosity and radius according to the standard {alpha}-model. This naturally brings increased dissipation to the disk surface layers (around the photospheres) at small radii and high luminosities. We find that the local spectrum transitions directly from a modified blackbody to a saturated Compton scattering spectrum as we increase the effective temperature and orbital frequency while decreasing midplane surface density. Next, we construct annuli models based on the parameters of a L/L{sub Edd} = 0.8 disk orbiting a 6.62 solar mass black hole using two modified dissipation profiles that explicitly put more dissipation per unit mass near the disk surface. The new dissipation profiles are qualitatively similar to the one found by Hirose et al., but produce strong near power-law spectral tails. Our models also include physically motivated magnetic acceleration support based once again on scaling the Hirose et al. results. We present three full-disk spectra, each based on one of the dissipation prescriptions. Our most aggressive dissipation profile results in a disk spectrum that is in approximate quantitative agreement with certain observations of the steep power-law spectral states from some black hole X-ray binaries.

Tao, Ted [Department of Physics, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD 20686 (United States); Blaes, Omer [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States)

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized weapon effectiveness modeling .  

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??In this thesis, we compare weapon effectiveness methods to determine if current effectiveness models provide accurate results. The United States Military currently adheres to a… (more)

Anderson, Colin M.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Photovoltaic effects in  

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The theory and quantitative analysis of photovoltaic effects in an inhomogeneous semiconductor with a position-dependent energy gap in the presence of a temperature gradient are presented. Transport equations based on the thermodynamics of irreversible processes are used to develop the theory. The transformation of the initial equations and suitable assumption led to a formula revealing and arranging all photovoltaic effects occurring in a semiconductor. Four effects: the bulk photovoltaic Tauc effect; the mobility position-dependence photovoltaic effect; the thermophotovoltaic effect; and the classical Seebeck thermoelectric effect are revealed. Quantitative relations between particular effects and factors determining their significance are shown by means of numerical analysis and suitable diagrams.

T Piotrowski; S Sikorski

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of the curvature dependence of the surface tension on the geometry of electrically charged menisci  

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We evaluate how the curvature dependence of surface tension affects the shape of electrically charged interfaces between a perfectly conducting fluid and its vapour. We consider two cases: i) spherical droplets in equilibrium with their vapour; ii) menisci pending in a capillary tube in presence of a conducting plate at given electric potential drop. Tolman-like dependence of surface tension on curvature becomes important when the "nucleation radius" is comparable with the interface curvature radius. In case i) we prove existence of the equilibrium minimal radius and estimate its dependence on the electric field and Tolmanlike curvature effects. In case ii) the menisci are subject to the gravitational force, surface tension and electrostatic fields We determine the unknown surface of the menisci to which the potential is assigned using an iterative numerical method and show that Tolman-like corrections imply: 1) a variation of the height (up to 10% in some cases) of the tip of the menisci; 2) a decrease of the maximum electrical potential applicable to the menisci before their breakdown amounting to 40V over 800V in the considered cases. We conjecture that these effects could be used in new experiments based on electric measurements to determine the dependence of the equilibrium surface tension on curvature

Ramiro dell'Erba; Francesco dell'Isola; Giacomo Rotoli

2010-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury: Results on Mass, Radius, Ionosphere, and Atmosphere from Mariner 10 Dual-Frequency Radio Signals  

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...over such large areas and extended...Ionosphere, and Atmosphere from Mariner...that none is larger than the cor-responding...calibration of the plasma contribution...ionosphere and atmosphere, and to deduce...con-stituent of the largest reasonable molec-ular...data is about 10 mhz. 7. M. E...

H. T. Howard; G. L. Tyler; P. B. Esposito; J. D. Anderson; R. D. Reasenberg; I. I. Shapiro; G. Fjeldbo; A. J. Kliore; G. S. Levy; D. L. Brunn; R. Dickinson; R. E. Edelson; W. L. Martin; R. B. Postal; B. Seidel; T. T. Sesplaukis; D. L. Shirley; C. T. Stelzried; D. N. Sweetnam; G. E. Wood; A. I. Zygielbaum

1974-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Is the proton radius a player in the redefinition of the International System of Units?  

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...scatterings in H2 in a multiple-pass cell are used to convert the...in a specially design multi-pass non-resonant cavity surrounding...efficiently rejected. The final rate of about one background event...of 20Ne9+ [65]. (e) New physics A possible way to solve the...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass and radius constraints for compact stars and the QCD phase diagram  

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We suggest a new Bayesian analysis using disjunct M-R constraints for extracting probability measures for cold, dense matter equations of state. One of the key issues of such an analysis is the question of a deconfinement transition in compact stars and whether it proceeds as a crossover or rather as a first order transition. The latter question is relevant for the possible existence of a critical endpoint in the QCD phase diagram under scrutiny in present and upcoming heavy-ion collision experiments.

Blaschke, David B; Alvarez-Castillo, David E; Ayriyan, Alexander S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is the proton radius a player in the redefinition of the International System of Units?  

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...challenges of the muonic hydrogen experiment were the production of long-lived muonic hydrogen in the 2S state, the...spectroscopyNucl. Instrum. Methods A 540 169179 10.1016...2011Lamb shift in muonic hydrogen. II. Analysis of the...

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Mid-term functional outcome after the internal fixation of distal radius fractures  

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variables and non-parametric tests (Mann-Whitney and Kruskal- Wallis) were used to test for differences in outcome between groups. All tests were two-sided with the level of significance set at 0.01 to take account of multiple testing. Surgical technique...

Phadnis, Joideep; Trompeter, Alex; Gallagher, Kieran; Bradshaw, Lucy; Elliott, David S; Newman, Kevin J

2012-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of large-radius, high-beta, confined mirror plasmas  

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This paper reports results of experiments in which mirror-confined plasmas with radii as high as 7 ion gyro-radii are produced and maintained by neutral-beam injection. In these plasmas, betas as high as 0.45 were achieved and limited only by the available neutral-beam power. Electron temperature and ion-energy confinement increased with larger plasma size.

D.L. Correll; J.H. Clauser; F.H. Coensgen; W.F. Cummins; R.P. Drake; J.H. Foote; A.H. Futch; R.K. Goodman; D.P. Grubb; G.M. Melin; W.E. Nexsen; T.C. Simonen; B.W. Stallard; W.C. Turner

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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168 Macromolecules 1987,20, 168-175 Quantitative Determination of the Radius of Gyration of  

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of deuteriation on neutron scattering measurements on polymer blends. Thus, con- clusions drawn from- ticular, neutron scattering is incapable of providing structural and thermodynamic properties of the isolated guest coil. The limitations of neutron scattering have 0024-9297/87/2220-0168$01.50/0 created

Fayer, Michael D.

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Radius of the neutron distribution in Pb208 from the (p ,n) quasielastic reaction  

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A microscopic analysis of the Pb208(p, n)Bi208 isobaric analog state (IAS) reaction is presented where the nucleon-nucleon interaction can be density dependent and the form factor for the reaction may have an imaginary term. The various ambiguities make it very difficult to obtain from this reaction accurate values for the radii of neutron distributions. Comparisons are also made with other results relating to the neutron distribution in Pb208.NUCLEAR STRUCTURE Pb208(p ,n) (IAS) DWBA calculations with density-dependent complex interactions; relation to neutron distributions.

E. Friedman

1974-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explicit mean-field radius for nearly parallel vortex filaments in statistical equilibrium  

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Geophysical research has focused on flows, such as ocean currents, as two dimensional. Two dimensional point or blob vortex models have the advantage of having a Hamiltonian, whereas 3D vortex filament or tube systems do not necessarily have one, although they do have action functionals. On the other hand, certain classes of 3D vortex models called nearly parallel vortex filament models do have a Hamiltonian and are more accurate descriptions of geophysical and atmospheric flows than purely 2D models, especially at smaller scales. In these ``quasi-2D'' models we replace 2D point vortices with vortex filaments that are very straight and nearly parallel but have Brownian variations along their lengths due to local self-induction. When very straight, quasi-2D filaments are expected to have virtually the same planar density distributions as 2D models. An open problem is when quasi-2D model statistics behave differently than those of the related 2D system and how this difference is manifested. In this paper we study the nearly parallel vortex filament model of Klein, Majda, Damodaran in statistical equilibrium. We are able to obtain a free-energy functional for the system in a non-extensive thermodynamic limit that is a function of the mean square vortex position $R^2$ and solve \\emph{explicitly} for $R^2$. Such an explicit formula has never been obtained for a non-2D model. We compare the results of our formula to a 2-D formula of \\cite{Lim:2005} and show qualitatively different behavior even when we disallow vortex braiding. We further confirm our results using Path Integral Monte Carlo (Ceperley (1995)) \\emph{without} permutations and that the Klein, Majda, Damodaran model's asymptotic assumptions \\emph{are valid} for parameters where these deviations occur.

Timothy D. Andersen; Chjan C. Lim

2006-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Sunyaev-Zel'Dovich effect observations of the bullet cluster (1E 0657-56) with APEX-SZ  

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We present observations of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect (SZE) in the Bullet cluster (1E 0657-56) using the APEX-SZ instrument at 150 GHz with a resolution of 1'. The main results are maps of the SZE in this massive, merging galaxy cluster. The cluster is detected with 23 sigma significance within the central 1' radius of the source position. The SZE map has a broadly similar morphology to that in existing X-ray maps of this system, and we find no evidence for significant contamination of the SZE emission by radio or IR sources. In order to make simple quantitative comparisons with cluster gas models derived from X-ray observations, we fit our data to an isothermal elliptical beta model, despite the inadequacy of such a model for this complex merging system. With an X-ray derived prior on the power-law index, beta = 1.04+0.16-0.10, we find a core radius rc = 142" +- 18", an axial ratio of 0.889 +- 0.072, and a central temperature decrement of -771 +- 71 muKCMB, including a +-5.5percent flux calibration uncertainty. Combining the APEX-SZ map with a map of projected electron surface density from Chandra X-ray observations, we determine the mass-weighted temperature of the cluster gas to be Tmg = 10.8 +- 0.9 keV, significantly lower than some previously reported X-ray spectroscopic temperatures. Under the assumption of an isothermal cluster gas distribution in hydrostatic equilibrium, we compute the gas mass fraction for prolate and oblate spheroidal geometries and find it to be consistent with previous results from X-ray and weak-lensing observations. This work is the first result from the APEX-SZ experiment and represents the first reported scientific result from observations with a large array of multiplexed superconducting transition-edge sensor bolometers.

Halverson, N.W.; Lanting, T.; Ade, P.A.R.; Basu, K.; Bender, A.N.; Benson, B.A.; Bertoldi, F.; Cho, H.-M.; Chon, G.; Clarke, J.; Dobbs, M.; Ferrusca, D.; Gusten, R.; Holzapfel, W.L.; Kovacs, A.; Kennedy, J.; Kermish, Z.; Kneissl, R.; Lee, A.T.; Lueker, M.; Mehl, J.; Menten, K.M.; Muders, D.; Nord, M.; Pacaud, F.; Plagge, T.; Reichardt, C.; Richards, P.L.; Schaaf, R.; Schilke, P.; Schuller, F.; Schwan, D.; Spieler, H.; Tucker, C.; Weiss, A.; Zahn, O.

2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of ternary mixed crystal and size on optical phonons in wurtzite nitride core-shell nanowires  

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Within the framework of dielectric continuum and Loudon's uniaxial crystal models, existence conditions dependent on components and frequencies for optical phonons in wurtzite nitride core-shell nanowires (CSNWs) are discussed to obtain dispersion relations and electrostatic potentials of optical phonons in In{sub x}Ga{sub 1?x}N/GaN CSNWs. The results show that there may be four types of optical phonons in In{sub x}Ga{sub 1?x}N/GaN CSNWs for a given ternary mixed crystal (TMC) component due to the phonon dispersion anisotropy. This property is analogous to wurtzite planar heterojunctions. Among the optical phonons, there are two types of quasi-confined optical (QCO) phonons (named, respectively, as QCO-A and QCO-B), one type of interface (IF) phonons and propagating (PR) phonons existing in certain component and frequency domains while the dispersion relations and electrostatic potentials of same type of optical phonons vary with components. Furthermore, the size effect on optical phonons in CSNWs is also discussed. The dispersion relations of IF and QCO-A are independent of the boundary location of CSNWs. Meanwhile, dispersion relations and electrostatic potentials of QCO-B and PR phonons vary obviously with size, especially, when the ratio of a core radius to a shell radius is small, and dispersion relation curves of PR phonons appear to be close to each other, whereas, this phenomenon disappears when the ratio becomes large. Based on our conclusions, one can further discuss photoelectric properties in nitride CSNWs consisting of TMCs associated with optical phonons.

Li, J.; Guan, J. Y.; Zhang, S. F.; Ban, S. L.; Qu, Y., E-mail: quyuan@imu.edu.cn [School of Physical Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010021 (China)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of surface voids on burning rate measurements of pulverized coal at diffusion-limited conditions  

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This research explores the effects of voids (pores on the particle surface that are deeper than their surface radius) on burning area at diffusion-limited combustion conditions. Scanning electron microscopy and digital processing of images of quenched particles were used to quantify surface void area, perimeter, and reacting void wall area for voids with diameters larger than 1 {micro}m. After careful analysis, the most accurate determination of particle burning area at diffusion-limited conditions was achieved by measuring particle surface area using the technique of discrete revolution, subtracting surface void area, and adding reacting void wall area. In situ measurements of reacting coal particle temperatures and images were taken for three coals and spherocarb particles at conditions that limit the formation of CO{sub 2} from reacting carbon under various oxygen concentrations and heating rates. The results of these experiments indicate that correcting the measured surface area for void area and reacting void wall area produces calculated burning rates closely matching diffusion-limited burning rates for all conditions and all coals investigated. These results suggest that void area effects should be included for accurate determination of burning area at diffusion-limited conditions.

Bayless, D.J.; Schroeder, A.R.; Peters, J.E.; Buckius, R.O. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering] [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Aerosol Enhancement of Cloud Albedo Shown by Satellite Measurements and Aerosol Enhancement of Cloud Albedo Shown by Satellite Measurements and Chemical Transport Modeling Schwartz, S.E. (a), Harshvardhan (b), and Benkovitz C.M.(a), Brookhaven National Laboratory (a), Purdue University (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The Twomey effect of enhanced cloud droplet concentration, optical depth, and albedo due to anthropogenic aerosols is thought to contribute substantially to radiative forcing of climate change over the industrial period. Present model-based estimates of this indirect forcing are highly uncertain. Increased cloud drop concentration and decreased effective radius indicative of the indirect effect have previously been shown in interhemispheric comparisons of satellite remote sensing data, but efforts

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3rd International symposium on fluid flow measurement effects of acoustic noise on orifice meters  

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It is known that in-pipe acoustic noise can cause errors in orifice plate metering. The international metering community voted this topic as the highest priority for further research during a {open_quotes}working{close_quotes} held at N.T.I.S. in 1983. Most published work to date has been concerned with periodic, low frequency noise or pulsations, as encountered on reciprocating compressor installations where errors or their side effects may be readily noticed. Many orifice metering locations are, however, subject to high frequency noise emanating from control valves and centrifugal compressors. High frequency in-pipe noise is seldom suspected as a source of metering error and consequently it is a neglected topic. Square root error, which stems form the non-linear flow-differential pressure relationship of an orifice plate, has been well researched for low frequencies but the work has not been extended to high frequencies. To investigate this topic, high pressure studies at the British Gas Bishop Auckland Test Facility were carried out with a noise source (a pressure drop across a ball valve) and a 600 mm 0.4 {beta} orifice meter. These studies identified the effect of high frequency acoustic noise on orifice plate accuracy.

Norman, R.; Graham, P.; Drew, W.A. [Engineering Research Station, Newcastle Upon Tyne (United Kingdom)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of the components of coal hydro-liquefaction residue on its rheological characteristics  

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Four kinds of typical coal liquefaction residue samples, coming from Shenhua coal liquefaction pilot plant, were used to investigate the effects of components of residue, separation time, and temperature on its rheological characteristics. Coal liquefaction residue is a non-Newtonian pseudoplastic fluid whose apparent viscosity decreases with increasing shear rate. Moreover, the residue has high viscosity at the initial softening temperature, and its viscosity drops greatly with increasing temperature. The oil content in residue has a great effect on the decline of the apparent viscosity of residue. The asphaltene can increase the apparent viscosity at lower temperatures but decrease it at higher temperatures. However, the solid only increases the apparent viscosity as it can be neither softened nor dissolved to become fluid. After simulating the separation condition, it is found that prolonging the separation time and enhancing the separation temperature will increase the apparent viscosity of residue, which is bad for preventing pipes from being blocked. So choosing the right separation time and separation temperature is necessary to actual industrial production.

Ren, Y.; Jin, S.; Xu, Y.; Wei, A.; Zhang, D.; Gao, J. [East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai (China)

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE EFFECT OF LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF TETRACHLOROETHYLENE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF PEM FUEL CELLS  

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Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells use components that are susceptible to contaminants in the fuel stream. To ensure fuel quality, standards are being set to regulate the amount of impurities allowable in fuel. The present study investigates the effect of chlorinated impurities on fuel cell systems using tetrachloroethylene (PCE) as a model compound for cleaning and degreasing agents. Concentrations between 0.05 parts per million (ppm) and 30 ppm were studied. We show how PCE causes rapid drop in cell performances for all concentrations including 0.05 ppm. At concentrations of 1 and 0.05 ppm, PCE poisoned the cell at a rate dependent on the dosage of the contaminant delivered to the cell. PCE appears to affect the cell when the cell potential was over potentials higher than approximately 0.2 V. No effects were observed at voltages around or below 0.2 V and the cells could be recovered from previous poisoning performed at higher potentials. Recoveries at those low voltages could be induced by changing the operating voltage or by purging the system. Poisoning did not appear to affect the membrane conductivity. Measurements with long-path length IR results suggested catalytic decomposition of the PCE by hydrogen over the anode catalyst.

COLON-MERCHADO, H.; MARTINEZ-RODRIGUEZ, M.; FOX, E.; RHODES, W.; MCWHORTER, C.; GREENWAY, S.

2011-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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FDM Helmholtz modeling of finite grating and waveguide width effects on resonant subwavelength grating reflectivity.  

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Resonant subwavelength gratings (RSGs) may be used as narrow-band wavelength and angular reflectors. Rigorous coupled wave analysis (RCWA) predicts 100% reflectivity at the resonant frequency of an incident plane wave from an RSG of infinite extent. For devices of finite extent or for devices illuminated with a finite beam, the peak reflectivity drops, coupled with a broadening of the peak. More complex numerical methods are required to model these finite effects. We have modeled finite devices and finite beams with a two-dimensional finite difference Helmholtz equation. The effect of finite grating aperture and finite beam size are investigated. Specific cases considered include Gaussian beam illumination of an infinite grating, Gaussian illumination of a finite grating, and plane wave illumination of an apertured grating. For a wide grating with a finite Gaussian beam, it is found that the reflectivity is an exponential function of the grating width. Likewise, for an apertured grating the reflectivity shows an exponential decay with narrowing aperture size. Results are compared to other methods, including plane wave decomposition of Gaussian beams using RCWA for the case of a finite input beam, and a semi-analytical techniques for the case of the apertured grating.

Kemme, Shanalyn A.; Peters, David William; Hadley, G. Ronald

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical studies of flowrates from slimholes and production-size geothermal wells  

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The relationship between production rates of large diameter geothermal production wells, and slimholes, is studied. The analysis is based on wells completed in liquid-dominated geothermal fields, where flashing occurs either in the wellbore or at the surface. Effects of drawdown in the reservoir, and pressure drop in the wellbore, are included; heat losses from the wellbore to the formation are not presently included in our analysis. The study concentrates on the influence of well diameter on production rate. For situations where the pressure drop is dominated by the reservoir, it is found that the mass flowrate varies with diameter according to W {approximately} D{sup {alpha}}, where the exponent {alpha} is a function of reservoir outer radius, well diameter and skin factor. Similarly, when pressure drop in the wellbore is dominant, the scaling exponent was found to be a function of well diameter and pipe roughness factor. Although these scaling laws were derived for single-phase flow, numerical simulations showed them to be reasonably accurate even for cases where flashing occurs in the wellbore.

Hadgu, T.; Zimmerman, R.W.; Bodvarsson, G.S.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical studies of flowrates from slimholes and production-size geothermal wells  

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The relationship between production rates of large diameter geothermal production wells, and slimholes, is studied. The analysis is based on wells completed in liquid-dominated geothermal fields, where flashing occurs either in the wellbore or at the surface. Effects of drawdown in the reservoir, and pressure drop in the wellbore, are included; heat losses from the wellbore to the formation are not presently included in our analysis. The study concentrates on the influence of well diameter on production rate. For situations where the pressure drop is dominated by the reservoir, it is found that the mass flowrate varies with diameter according to W - D{sup {alpha}}, where the exponent {alpha} is a function of reservoir outer radius, well diameter and skin factor. Similarly, when pressure drop in the wellbore is dominant, the scaling exponent was found to be a function of well diameter and pipe roughness factor. Although these scaling laws were derived for single-phase flow, numerical simulations showed them to be reasonably accurate even for cases where flashing occurs in the wellbore.

Teklu Hadgu; Zimmerman, Robert W.; Bodvarsson, Gudmundur S.

1994-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report fir DE-SC0005507 (A1618): The Development of an Improved Cloud Microphysical Product for Model and Remote Sensing Evaluation using RACORO Observations  

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We proposed to analyze data collected during the Routine Aerial Facilities (AAF) Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) in order to develop an integrated product of cloud microphysical properties (number concentration of drops in different size bins, total liquid drop concentration integrated over all bin sizes, liquid water content LWC, extinction of liquid clouds, effective radius of water drops, and radar reflectivity factor) that could be used to evaluate large-eddy simulations (LES), general circulation models (GCMs) and ground-based remote sensing retrievals, and to develop cloud parameterizations with the end goal of improving the modeling of cloud processes and properties and their impact on atmospheric radiation. We have completed the development of this microphysical database. we investigated the differences in the size distributions measured by the Cloud and Aerosol Spectrometer (CAS) and the Forward Scattering Probe (FSSP), between the one dimensional cloud imaging probe (1DC) and the two-dimensional cloud imaging probe (2DC), and between the bulk LWCs measured by the Gerber probe against those derived from the size resolved probes.

McFarquhar, Greg M.

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report on the Development of an Improved Cloud Microphysical Product for Model and Remote Sensing Evaluation using RACORO Observations  

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We proposed to analyze data collected during the Routine Aerial Facilities (AAF) Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) in order to develop an integrated product of cloud microphysical properties (number concentration of drops in different size bins, total liquid drop concentration integrated over all bin sizes, liquid water content LWC, extinction of liquid clouds bw, effective radius of water drops re, and radar reflectivity factor) that could be used to evaluate large-eddy simulations (LES), general circulation models (GCMs) and ground-based remote sensing retrievals, and to develop cloud parameterizations with the end goal of improving the modeling of cloud processes and properties and their impact on atmospheric radiation. We have completed the development of this microphysical database and have submitted it to ARM for consideration of its inclusion on the ARM database as a PI product. This report describes the development of this database, and also describes research that has been conducted on cloud-aerosol interactions using the data obtained during RACORO. A list of conference proceedings and publications is also included.

McFarquhar, Greg

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Microphysical characteristics of clouds and precipitation during pre-monsoon and monsoon period over a tropical Indian station  

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Characteristics of clouds and precipitation during the pre-monsoon (PM) and monsoon months (MM) have been examined in the present study over the tropical station Kolkata (22.65°N, 88.45°E), which is located in the eastern part of India. Satellite data of clouds for the years 2005–2007 and raindrop size distributions (DSD) derived from ground-based Disdrometer for the years 2005 and 2006 for PM and MM has been considered here. Results shows that lower and middle level clouds dominate in the pre-monsoon season and the higher