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Dramatically enhanced self-assembly of GeSi quantum dots with superior photoluminescence induced by the substrate misorientation  

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A dramatically enhanced self-assembly of GeSi quantum dots (QDs) is disclosed on slightly miscut Si (001) substrates, leading to extremely dense QDs and even a growth mode transition. The inherent mechanism is addressed in combination of the thermodynamics and the growth kinetics both affected by steps on the vicinal surface. Moreover, temperature-dependent photoluminescence spectra from dense GeSi QDs on the miscut substrate demonstrate a rather strong peak persistent up to 300 K, which is attributed to the well confinement of excitons in the dense GeSi QDs due to the absence of the wetting layer on the miscut substrate.

Zhou, Tong; Zhong, Zhenyang, E-mail: zhenyangz@fudan.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics and Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiparameter Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring Enhanced  

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Multiparameter Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring Enhanced Multiparameter Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Multiparameter Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring Enhanced Geothermal Systems Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 High-Temperature Downhole Tools Project Description The multidisciplinary team, consisting of participants from GE, Qorex LLC, AFL Telecommunications and Sandia National Labs, has a strong record of successful harsh environment sensor technology development and will design and validate the reliability of a suite of distributed temperature, strain, vibration and precision point pressure fiber-based sensors. During the first year, the program will demonstrate fiber and sensor subsystem reliability in the presence of hydrogen at 374°C and 220 bar, which is critical to acceptance of this technology in EGS. Based on these results, a go/no-go decision will be made to complete any remaining development and proceed to prototype a high temperature cable which integrates these subsystems onto a single tool string to facilitate field deployment.

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Dramatic enhancement of fullerene anion formation in polymer solar cells by thermal annealing: Direct observation by electron spin resonance  

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Using electron spin resonance (ESR), we clarified the origin of the efficiency degradation of polymer solar cells containing a lithium-fluoride (LiF) buffer layer created by a thermal annealing process after the deposition of an Al electrode (post-annealing). The device structure was indium-tin-oxide/ poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonate)/poly (3-hexylthiophene):phenyl-C{sub 61}-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM)/LiF/Al. Three samples consisting of quartz/P3HT:PCBM/LiF/Al, quartz/P3HT:PCBM/Al, and quartz/PCBM/LiF/Al were investigated and compared. A clear ESR signal from radical anions on the PCBM was observed after LiF/Al was deposited onto a P3HT:PCBM layer because of charge transfer at the interface between the PCBM and the LiF/Al, which indicated the formation of PCBM{sup ?}Li{sup +} complexes. The number of radical anions on the PCBM was enhanced remarkably by the post-annealing process; this enhancement was caused by the surface segregation of PCBM and by the dissociation of LiF at the Al interface by the post-annealing process. The formation of a greater number of anions enhanced the electron scattering, decreased the electron-transport properties of the PCBM molecules, and caused an energy-level shift at the interface. These effects led to degradation in the device performance.

Liu, Dong; Nagamori, Tatsuya; Yabusaki, Masaki [Division of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 (Japan); Yasuda, Takeshi; Han, Liyuan [National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Marumoto, Kazuhiro, E-mail: marumoto@ims.tsukuba.ac.jp [Division of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), PRESTO, Kawaguchi, Saitama 322-0012 (Japan); Tsukuba Research Center for Interdisciplinary Materials Science (TIMS), University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan)

2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanowire modified carbon fibers for enhanced electrical energy storage  

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The study of electrochemical super-capacitors has become one of the most attractive topics in both academia and industry as energy storage devices because of their high power density long life cycles and high charge/discharge efficiency. Recently there has been increasing interest in the development of multifunctional structural energy storage devices such as structural super-capacitors for applications in aerospace automobiles and portable electronics. These multifunctional structural super-capacitors provide structures combining energy storage and load bearing functionalities leading to material systems with reduced volume and/or weight. Due to their superior materials properties carbon fiber composites have been widely used in structural applications for aerospace and automotive industries. Besides carbon fiber has good electrical conductivity which will provide lower equivalent series resistance; therefore it can be an excellent candidate for structural energy storage applications. Hence this paper is focused on performing a pilot study for using nanowire/carbon fiber hybrids as building materials for structural energy storage materials; aiming at enhancing the charge/discharge rate and energy density. This hybrid material combines the high specific surface area of carbon fiber and pseudo-capacitive effect of metal oxide nanowires which were grown hydrothermally in an aligned fashion on carbon fibers. The aligned nanowire array could provide a higher specific surface area that leads to high electrode-electrolyte contact area thus fast ion diffusion rates. Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction measurements are used for the initial characterization of this nanowire/carbon fiber hybrid material system. Electrochemical testing is performed using a potentio-galvanostat. The results show that gold sputtered nanowire carbon fiber hybrid provides 65.9% higher energy density than bare carbon fiber cloth as super-capacitor.

Mohammad Arif Ishtiaque Shuvo; Tzu-Liang (Bill) Tseng; Md. Ashiqur Rahaman Khan; Hasanul Karim; Philip Morton; Diego Delfin; Yirong Lin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iodine Treatment of Lignin–Cellulose Acetate Electrospun Fibers: Enhancement of Green Fiber Carbonization  

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Iodine Treatment of Lignin–Cellulose Acetate Electrospun Fibers: Enhancement of Green Fiber Carbonization ... The chemical composition of the samples were analyzed using an Oxford Instruments X-Max20 energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS), Thermo Scientific Nicolet 6700 Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer with a GladiATR single reflection ATR accessory (operated between 400 and 4000 cm–1 with a 4 cm–1 resolution averaged over 40 scans), and Renishaw Raman spectrometer operated using a 785 nm near-infrared laser (1100–1900 cm–1 with a 0.8 cm–1 resolution averaged over 3 scans). ... This work presents a systematic study of the ratio between the integrated intensities of the disorder-induced D and G Raman bands (ID/IG) in nanographite samples with different crystallite sizes (La) and using different excitation laser energies. ...

Makoto Schreiber; Singaravelu Vivekanandhan; Amar Kumar Mohanty; Manjusri Misra

2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue Enhancement of a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nanocomposite  

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The primary objective of the present investigation is to study the fatigue characteristics of a woven carbon fiber reinforced polymer which has been modified with either amine or fluorine functionalized carbon nanotubes on the fiber-matrix interface...

Wilkerson, Justin W.

2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiparameter Fiber Optic Sensing System for Monitoring Enhanced...  

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objectives: Demonstrate reliability of fiber and distributed temperature; strain and vibration sensing sub-systems for EGS at 374C and 220 bar in the presence of hydrogen....

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Development of New Generation of Thermally-Enhanced Fiber Glass Insulation  

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This report presents experimental and numerical results from thermal performance studies. The purpose of this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between UT-Battelle, LLC and John s Manville was to design a basic concept of a new generation of thermally-enhanced fiber glass insulation. Different types of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) have been tested as dynamic components in buildings during the last 4 decades. Most historical studies have found that PCMs enhance building energy performance. Some PCM-enhanced building materials, like PCM-gypsum boards or PCM-impregnated concretes have already found their limited applications in different countries. Today, continued improvements in building envelope technologies suggest that throughout Southern and Central U.S. climates, residences may soon be routinely constructed with PCM in order to maximize insulation effectiveness and maintain low heating and cooling loads. The proposed thermally-enhanced fiber glass insulation will maximize this integration by utilizing a highly-efficient building envelope with high-R thermal insulation, active thermal mass and superior air-tightness. Improved thermal resistance will come from modifications in infrared internal characteristics of the fiber glass insulation. Thermal mass effect can be provided by proprietary thermally-active microencapsulated phase change material (PCM). Work carried out at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on the CRADA is described in this report.

Kosny, Jan [ORNL; Yarbrough, David W [ORNL; Childs, Phillip W [ORNL; Miller, William A [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polyethylene fiber drawing optimization  

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Polymer fiber drawing creates fibers with enhanced thermal conductivity and strength compared to bulk polymer because drawing aligns the molecular chains. I optimize the polymer fiber drawing method in order to achieve ...

Chiloyan, Vazrik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of properties of carbon-fiber-reinforced TGDDM/DDS epoxy composites containing nanoclay.  

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??This thesis was based on the research on the nanocomposites fabricated from TGDDM/DDS epoxy system, carbon fiber reinforcement, and montmorillonite nanoclay modifier. The viscosity and… (more)

Xu, Yuan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of the microstructured optical fiber-based surface plasmon resonance sensors with enhanced microfluidics  

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The concept of a Microstructured Optical Fiber-based Surface Plasmon Resonance sensor with optimized microfluidics is proposed. In such a sensor plasmons on the inner surface of...

Hassani, A; Skorobogatiy, M

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thulium-doped silica fibers with enhanced 3 H4 level lifetime  

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of cheap mass production. With the cladding-pump technique, fiber lasers and amplifiers have proven-power, high-brightness laser beams. The most important multi-watt fiber lasers were reported using double-clad at 810 nm can be achieved for specific ranges of the laser cavity parameters in silica-based thulium

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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EMI shield enhancement through the addition of copper coated glass fibers  

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E. , University of Wisconsin-Madison Chair of Committee: Dr. G. W. Halldin This research investigated the feasibility of using copper coated glass fibers to increase the EMI shielding characteristics of vinyl ester thermosetting resin. The fibers were coated... 35 36 37 41 41 48 55 57 58 58 58 58 60 61 62 62 62 Plate Times. Surface Area Analysis Scanning Electron Microscopy. MOLDED COMPOSITE MATERIALS. Resin. Sample Preparation. Evaluation. Scanning Electron Microscopy Flexural...

Montanye, Jeffrey Richard

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging Enhances Indirect Flight Muscle Fiber Performance yet Decreases Flight Ability in Drosophila  

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We investigated the effects of aging on Drosophila melanogaster indirect flight muscle from the whole organism to the actomyosin cross-bridge. Median-aged (49-day-old) flies were flight impaired, had normal myofilament number and packing, barely longer sarcomeres, and slight mitochondrial deterioration compared with young (3-day-old) flies. Old (56-day-old) flies were unable to beat their wings, had deteriorated ultrastructure with severe mitochondrial damage, and their skinned fibers failed to activate with calcium. Small-amplitude sinusoidal length perturbation analysis showed median-aged indirect flight muscle fibers developed greater than twice the isometric force and power output of young fibers, yet cross-bridge kinetics were similar. Large increases in elastic and viscous moduli amplitude under active, passive, and rigor conditions suggest that median-aged fibers become stiffer longitudinally. Small-angle x-ray diffraction indicates that myosin heads move increasingly toward the thin filament with age, accounting for the increased transverse stiffness via cross-bridge formation. We propose that the observed protein composition changes in the connecting filaments, which anchor the thick filaments to the Z-disk, produce compensatory increases in longitudinal stiffness, isometric tension, power and actomyosin interaction in aging indirect flight muscle. We also speculate that a lack of MgATP due to damaged mitochondria accounts for the decreased flight performance.

Miller, Mark S.; Lekkas, Panagiotis; Braddock, Joan M.; Farman, Gerrie P.; Ballif, Bryan A.; Irving, Thomas C.; Maughan, David W.; Vigoreaux, Jim O. (IIT); (Vermont)

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced performance of electrospun carbon fibers modified with carbon nanotubes: promising electrodes for enzymatic biofuel cells  

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New nanostructured electrodes, promising for the production of clean and renewable energy in biofuel cells, were developed with success. For this purpose, carbon nanofibers were produced by the electrospinning of polyacrylonitrile solution followed by convenient thermal treatments (stabilization followed by carbonization at 1000, 1200 and 1400° C), and carbon nanotubes were adsorbed on the surfaces of the fibers by a dipping method. The morphology of the developed electrodes was characterized by several techniques (SEM, Raman spectroscopy, electrical conductivity measurement). The electrochemical properties were evaluated through cyclic voltammetry, where the influence of the carbonization temperature of the fibers and the beneficial contribution of the carbon nanotubes were observed through the reversibility and size of the redox peaks of K3Fe(CN)6 versus Ag/AgCl. Subsequently, redox enzymes were immobilized on the electrodes and the electroreduction of oxygen to water was realized as a test of their efficiency as biocathodes. Due to the fibrous and porous structure of these new electrodes, and to the fact that carbon nanotubes may have the ability to promote electron transfer reactions of redox biomolecules, the new electrodes developed were capable of producing higher current densities than an electrode composed only of electrospun carbon fibers.

A Both Engel; A Cherifi; S Tingry; D Cornu; A Peigney; Ch Laurent

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PVDF/Nanosilica Dual-Layer Hollow Fibers with Enhanced Selectivity and Flux as Novel Membranes for Ethanol Recovery  

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Therefore, the objective of this work is to design PVDF/nanosilica dual-layer hollow fiber membranes molecularly with an enhanced selectivity (ethanol–water separation factor up to 29) and a high total flux for ethanol recovery via tuning membrane morphology and controlling the operating downstream pressure employing the modified pore-flow concept. ... The upstream pressure was at atmospheric pressure (101.325 ... Figure 2. A comparison of experimental data on pervaporation of pure water system as a function of downstream pressures using different permeate collecting approaches: (?) unheated permeate line with partial condensates in the permeate line, which was further recovered by applying a high vacuum and (?) heated permeate line at 35 °C with no condensation observed along the permeate line. ...

Panu Sukitpaneenit; Tai-Shung Chung

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen Diffusion (OD) Dramatically Improves Wear-Resistance of...  

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Oxygen Diffusion (OD) Dramatically Improves Wear-Resistance of Titanium Oxygen Diffusion (OD) Dramatically Improves Wear-Resistance of Titanium 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency &...

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Theoretical and Experimental Thermal Performance Analysis of Building Shell Components Containing Blown Fiber Glass Insulation Enhanced with Phase Change Material (PCM)  

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Different types of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) have been tested as dynamic components in buildings during the last 4 decades. Most historical studies have found that PCMs enhance building energy performance. Some PCM-enhanced building materials, like PCM-gypsum boards or PCM-impregnated concretes have already found their limited applications in different countries. Today, continued improvements in building envelope technologies suggest that throughout Southern and Central US climates, residences may soon be routinely constructed with PCM in order to maximize insulation effectiveness and maintain low heating and cooling loads. The proposed paper presents experimental and numerical results from thermal performance studies. These studies focus on blown fiber glass insulation modified with a novel spray-applied microencapsulated PCM. Experimental results are reported for both laboratory-scale and full-size building elements tested in the field. In order to confirm theoretical predictions, PCM enhanced fiber glass insulation was evaluated in a guarded hot box facility to demonstrate heat flow reductions when one side of a test wall is subjected to a temperature increase. The laboratory work showed reductions in heat flow of 30% due to the presence of approximately 20 wt % PCM in the insulation. Field testing of residential attics insulated with blown fiber glass and PCM was completed in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Experimental work was followed by detailed whole building EnergyPlus simulations in order to generate energy performance data for different US climates. In addition, a series of numerical simulations and field experiments demonstrated a potential for application of a novel PCM fiber glass insulation as enabling technology to be utilized during the attic thermal renovations.

Miller, William A [ORNL] [ORNL; Kosny, Jan [ORNL] [ORNL; Yarbrough, David W [ORNL] [ORNL; Childs, Phillip W [ORNL] [ORNL; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL] [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL] [ORNL; Bianchi, Marcus V [ORNL] [ORNL; Smith, John B [ORNL] [ORNL; Fellinger, Thomas [ORNL] [ORNL; Kossecka, Elizabeth [Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences] [Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences; Lee, Edwin S [ORNL] [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Part-Per-Trillion Level SF6 Detection Using a Quartz Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy-Based Sensor with Single-Mode Fiber-Coupled Quantum Cascade Laser Excitation  

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A sensitive spectroscopic sensor based on a hollow-core fiber-coupled quantum cascade laser (QCL) emitting at 10.54 µm and quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy (QEPAS) technique is reported. The design and realization of mid-infrared fiber and coupler optics has ensured single-mode QCL beam delivery to the QEPAS sensor . The collimation optics was designed to produce a laser beam of significantly reduced beam size and waist so as to prevent illumination of the quartz tuning fork and micro-resonator tubes. SF6 was selected as the target gas. A minimum detection sensitivity of 50 parts per trillion in 1 s was achieved with a QCL power of 18 mW, corresponding to a normalized noise-equivalent absorption of 2.7x10-10 W•cm-1/Hz1/2.

Spagnolo, V.; Patimisco, P.; Borri, Simone; Scamarcio, G.; Bernacki, Bruce E.; Kriesel, J.M.

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab to Dramatically...  

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Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab to Dramatically Increase Use of Clean, Renewable Energy October 30, 2007 - 4:21pm Addthis New "Green Building," Biomass and Solar...

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Method and apparatus for separating gases based on electrically and magnetically enhanced monolithic carbon fiber composite sorbents  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for separating gases or other fluids involves placing a magnetic field on a monolithic carbon fiber composite sorption material to more preferentially attract certain gases or other fluids to the sorption material to which a magnetic field is applied. This technique may be combined with the known pressure swing adsorption'' technique utilizing the same sorption material. 1 fig.

Judkins, R.R.; Burchell, T.D.

1999-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for separating gases based on electrically and magnetically enhanced monolithic carbon fiber composite sorbents  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for separating gases or other fluids involves placing a magnetic field on a monolithic carbon fiber composite sorption material to more preferentially attract certain gases or other fluids to the sorption material to which a magnetic field is applied. This technique may be combined with the known "pressure swing adsorption" technique utilizing the same sorption material.

Judkins, Roddie R. (9917 Rainbow Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922); Burchell, Timothy D. (109 Greywood Pl., Oak Ridge, TN 37830)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing the Sensitivity of Chemical Sensors for Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Water by the Use of Tapered Silver Halide Fibers and Tunable Diode Lasers  

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Tapered silver halide fibers were used for the first time for high-sensitivity fiber evanescent wave spectroscopic (FEWS) measurements of chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHCs) in water at...

Göbel, Roman; Krska, Rudolf; Kellner, Robert; Kastner, Joachim; Lambrecht, Armin; Tacke, Maurus; Katzir, Abraham

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab to Dramatically  

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Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab to Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab to Dramatically Increase Use of Clean, Renewable Energy Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab to Dramatically Increase Use of Clean, Renewable Energy October 30, 2007 - 4:21pm Addthis New "Green Building," Biomass and Solar Facilities to Transform how NREL Uses Power GOLDEN, CO- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a highly efficient and "green" Research Support Facility, and announced two major renewable power projects at the Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). These projects further President Bush's to increase the use of clean, renewable energy and maximize energy efficiency across the federal

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Strong fibers  

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This program was directed to a new and generic approach to the development of new materials with novel and interesting properties, and to the precision fabrication of these materials in one and two-dimensional forms. Advanced deposition processes and microfabrication technology were used to produce fibers and grids of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and mixtures of controlled composition and structure, and with new and interesting mechanical and physical properties. Deposition processes included electron beam evaporation, co-deposition of mixtures by dual electron beam evaporation, thermal evaporation, sputtering of a single element or compound, sputtering of a single element in a gaseous atmosphere to produce compounds, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD), and selective tungsten chemical vapor deposition (W-CVD). The approach was to use the deposition processes in coordination with patterns generated by optical lithography to produce fibers with transverse dimensions in the micron range, and lengths from less than a millimeter to several centimeters. The approach is also applicable to the production of two-dimensional grids and particulates of controlled sizes and geometries.

Li, Che-Yu.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ALS Scientists Patent Technique To Dramatically Advance Grating-Based  

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ALS Scientists Patent Technique To Dramatically ALS Scientists Patent Technique To Dramatically Advance Grating-Based Spectroscopy ALS Scientists Patent Technique To Dramatically Advance Grating-Based Spectroscopy Print Gratings - optical elements used to separate light in spectroscopy applications - have been in use since the early 19th century. Developments in the late 19th century led to the manufacture of gratings by highly precise ruling with a diamond onto a metallic surface. Many gratings are still produced today using the same technique. Holographic methods and ion etching are also used, but all of these techniques result in gratings that contain significant imperfections, which limits resolution. Watch a video about this topic... However, a new type of ultra-high diffraction grating recently patented by members of the ALS Experimental Systems Group (ESG), working with colleagues from Berkeley Lab's Center for X-ray Optics, stands to revolutionize the resolution capabilities of soft x-ray spectroscopy. The key to the new technique is the production of a near atomically perfect substrate, using the anisotropic etching of silicon.

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ALS Scientists Patent Technique To Dramatically Advance Grating-Based  

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ALS Scientists Patent Technique To ALS Scientists Patent Technique To Dramatically Advance Grating-Based Spectroscopy ALS Scientists Patent Technique To Dramatically Advance Grating-Based Spectroscopy Print Tuesday, 29 January 2013 16:28 Gratings - optical elements used to separate light in spectroscopy applications - have been in use since the early 19th century. Developments in the late 19th century led to the manufacture of gratings by highly precise ruling with a diamond onto a metallic surface. Many gratings are still produced today using the same technique. Holographic methods and ion etching are also used, but all of these techniques result in gratings that contain significant imperfections, which limits resolution. Watch a video about this topic... However, a new type of ultra-high diffraction grating recently patented by members of the ALS Experimental Systems Group (ESG), working with colleagues from Berkeley Lab's Center for X-ray Optics, stands to revolutionize the resolution capabilities of soft x-ray spectroscopy. The key to the new technique is the production of a near atomically perfect substrate, using the anisotropic etching of silicon.

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2012 SG Peer Review - Dramatic Residential Demand Reduction in the Desert Southwest - Robert Boehm, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas  

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S S t G id P 2012 Smart Grid Program Peer Review Meeting "D ti D d R d ti "Dramatic Demand Reduction in the Desert Southwest" Robert F Boehm Robert F. Boehm Center for Energy Research University of Nevada Las Vegas June 8, 2012 "Dramatic Demand Reduction in the Desert Southwest" in the Desert Southwest Objective Decrease the peak electrical demand by 65% over code-built houses in a new development of 185 homes. Life-cycle Funding ($K) FY08 - FY13 (now FY15) Technical Scope 1. Build energy conserving residences. 2. Include PV on the residences. FY08 - FY13 (now FY15) $6948k 3. Develop a demand control system that gives the customer options and that is enhanced by an artificial intelligence supplemental system. Instantaneous December 2008 power pricing information will be available

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Safety Improves Dramatically In Fluor Hanford Soil and Groundwater Remediation Project  

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This paper describes dramatic improvements in the safety record of the Soil and Groundwater Remediation Project (SGRP) at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington state over the past four years. During a period of enormous growth in project work and scope, contractor Fluor Hanford reduced injuries, accidents, and other safety-related incidents and enhanced a safety culture that earned the SGRP Star Status in the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in 2007. This paper outlines the complex and multi-faceted work of Fluor Hanford's SGRP and details the steps taken by the project's Field Operations and Safety organizations to improve safety. Holding field safety meetings and walk-downs, broadening safety inspections, organizing employee safety councils, intensively flowing down safety requirements to subcontractors, and adopting other methods to achieve remarkable improvement in safety are discussed. The roles of management, labor and subcontractors are detailed. Finally, SGRP's safety improvements are discussed within the context of overall safety enhancements made by Fluor Hanford in the company's 11 years of managing nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford Site. (authors)

Foster, A.L.; Gerber, M.S.; VonBargen, B.H. [Fluor Hanford, Hanford Site, Richland, WA (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Fiber  

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Lee McGetrick leads ORNL's effort to produce light, durable carbon fiber at lower cost -- a key to improvements in manufacturing that will produce more fuel-efficient vehicles and other advances.

McGetrick, Lee

2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Fiber  

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Lee McGetrick leads ORNL's effort to produce light, durable carbon fiber at lower cost -- a key to improvements in manufacturing that will produce more fuel-efficient vehicles and other advances.

McGetrick, Lee

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber Bundles  

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Fiber bundles, their morphisms and sections are defined. Transition functions are introduced and used to describe the global structure of a bundle and to build it out of local data. Particular clas...

Lorenzo Fatibene; Mauro Francaviglia

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of producing a hybrid matrix fiber composite  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Hybrid matrix fiber composites having enhanced compressive performance as well as enhanced stiffness, toughness and durability suitable for compression-critical applications. The methods for producing the fiber composites using matrix hybridization. The hybrid matrix fiber composites comprised of two chemically or physically bonded matrix materials, whereas the first matrix materials are used to impregnate multi-filament fibers formed into ribbons and the second matrix material is placed around and between the fiber ribbons that are impregnated with the first matrix material and both matrix materials are cured and solidified.

Deteresa, Steven J. (Livermore, CA); Lyon, Richard E. (Absecon, NJ); Groves, Scott E. (Brentwood, CA)

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Fiber Consortium | Partnerships | ORNL  

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Carbon Fiber Consortium SHARE Carbon Fiber Consortium Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Composites Consortium The Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Composites Consortium was established in 2011 to...

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Fiber optic connector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic connector and method for connecting composite materials within which optical fibers are imbedded. The fiber optic connector includes a capillary tube for receiving optical fibers at opposing ends. The method involves inserting a first optical fiber into the capillary tube and imbedding the unit in the end of a softened composite material. The capillary tube is injected with a coupling medium which subsequently solidifies. The composite material is machined to a desired configuration. An external optical fiber is then inserted into the capillary tube after fluidizing the coupling medium, whereby the optical fibers are coupled.

Rajic, Slobodan (Knoxville, TN); Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenior City, TN)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strong fibers. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This program was directed to a new and generic approach to the development of new materials with novel and interesting properties, and to the precision fabrication of these materials in one and two-dimensional forms. Advanced deposition processes and microfabrication technology were used to produce fibers and grids of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and mixtures of controlled composition and structure, and with new and interesting mechanical and physical properties. Deposition processes included electron beam evaporation, co-deposition of mixtures by dual electron beam evaporation, thermal evaporation, sputtering of a single element or compound, sputtering of a single element in a gaseous atmosphere to produce compounds, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD), and selective tungsten chemical vapor deposition (W-CVD). The approach was to use the deposition processes in coordination with patterns generated by optical lithography to produce fibers with transverse dimensions in the micron range, and lengths from less than a millimeter to several centimeters. The approach is also applicable to the production of two-dimensional grids and particulates of controlled sizes and geometries.

Li, Che-Yu

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report reveals dramatic decline in illegal logging in tropical forest nations  

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", total global production of illegal timber has fallen by 22 per cent since 2002. "Up to a billion in Space & Earth / Environment The most thorough assessment to date of the global fight against illegal the problem is having a dramatic and beneficial effect both on forest dependent communities and on the global

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Computational mapping reveals dramatic effect of Hoogsteen breathing on duplex DNA reactivity  

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Computational mapping reveals dramatic effect of Hoogsteen breathing on duplex DNA reactivity Formaldehyde has long been recognized as a haz- ardous environmental agent highly reactive with DNA. Recently-ray and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques for observing weakly specific interactions of small organic

Vajda, Sandor

39

Dramatic catalyst evolution in the asymmetric addition of diethylzinc to benzaldehyde  

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Dramatic catalyst evolution in the asymmetric addition of diethylzinc to benzaldehyde Anna M. Costa is attributed to autoinduction, in which the catalyst evolves by incorporation of the product. Based on this, we have been able to optimize the catalyst by variation of achiral, rather than enantiopure ligands. q

Walsh, Patrick J.

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BOSTON COLLEGE AND MIT RESEARCHERS ACHIEVE DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY  

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materials in a cost-effective manner." "These thermoelectric materials are already used in many applications antimony telluride is a material commonly used in thermoelectric products, and the researchers crushedBOSTON COLLEGE AND MIT RESEARCHERS ACHIEVE DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY Nanotech

Huang, Jianyu

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EXTENDING FIBER RESOURCES: FIBER LOADING RECYCLED FIBER AND MECHANICAL PULPS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH OPACITY PAPER  

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alkalinity, precipitates calcium carbonate (PCC) in situ within pulp fibers. Because paper made from fiber include increasing the recovery and utilization of recycled fiber and optimizing virgin fiber yieldEXTENDING FIBER RESOURCES: FIBER LOADING RECYCLED FIBER AND MECHANICAL PULPS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH

Abubakr, Said

42

Multimaterial fiber electronics  

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As the number of materials that are thermally-drawable into fibers is rapidly expending, numerous new multimaterial fiber architectures can be envisioned and fabricated. High-melting temperature metals, compound materials, ...

Lestoquoy, Guillaume

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

43

Fiber draw synthesis  

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The synthesis of a high-melting temperature semiconductor in a low-temperature fiber drawing process is demonstrated, substantially expanding the set of materials that can be incorporated into fibers. Reagents in the solid ...

Orf, Nicholas D.

44

Dark Fiber Testbed  

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US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Dark Fiber Testbed Info on dark fiber testbed...

45

Fiber optic coupled optical sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A displacement sensor includes a first optical fiber for radiating light to a target, and a second optical fiber for receiving light from the target. The end of the first fiber is adjacent and not axially aligned with the second fiber end. A lens focuses light from the first fiber onto the target and light from the target onto the second fiber.

Fleming, Kevin J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Fiber coating method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A coating is applied to reinforcing fibers arranged into a tow by coaxially aligning the tow with an adjacent separation layer and winding or wrapping the tow and separation layer onto a support structure in an interleaved manner so that the separation layer separates a wrap of the tow from an adjacent wrap of the tow. A coating can then be uniformly applied to the reinforcing fibers without defects caused by fiber tow to fiber tow contact. The separation layer can be a carbon fiber veil.

Corman, Gregory Scot (Ballston Lake, NY)

2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

47

Fiber coating method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A coating is applied to reinforcing fibers arranged into a tow by coaxially aligning the tow with an adjacent separation layer and winding or wrapping the tow and separation layer onto a support structure in an interleaved manner so that the separation layer separates a wrap of the tow from an adjacent wrap of the tow. A coating can then be uniformly applied to the reinforcing fibers without defects caused by fiber tow to fiber tow contact. The separation layer can be a carbon fiber veil.

Corman, Gregory Scot (Ballston Lake, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

Fiber optic laser rod  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A laser rod is formed from a plurality of optical fibers, each forming an individual laser. Synchronization of the individual fiber lasers is obtained by evanescent wave coupling between adjacent optical fiber cores. The fiber cores are dye-doped and spaced at a distance appropriate for evanescent wave coupling at the wavelength of the selected dye. An interstitial material having an index of refraction lower than that of the fiber core provides the optical isolation for effective lasing action while maintaining the cores at the appropriate coupling distance. 2 figs.

Erickson, G.F.

1988-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical energy dissipation using carbon fiber polymer–matrix structural composites with filler incorporation  

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Continuous carbon fiber composites with enhanced mechanical energy dissipation (vibration damping ... /MWCNT), halloysite nanotube (HNT), or nanoclay as sole fillers in enhancing the loss ... a loss tangent-enhan...

Seungjin Han; D. D. L. Chung

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

Fiber optic vibration sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic vibration sensor utilizes two single mode optical fibers supported by a housing with one optical fiber fixedly secured to the housing and providing a reference signal and the other optical fiber having a free span length subject to vibrational displacement thereof with respect to the housing and the first optical fiber for providing a signal indicative of a measurement of any perturbation of the sensor. Damping or tailoring of the sensor to be responsive to selected levels of perturbation is provided by altering the diameter of optical fibers or by immersing at least a portion of the free span length of the vibration sensing optical fiber into a liquid of a selected viscosity.

Dooley, Joseph B. (Harriman, TN); Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN); Tobin, Kenneth W. (Harriman, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Fiber optic moisture sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for sensing moisture changes by utilizing optical fiber technology. One embodiment uses a reflective target at the end of an optical fiber. The reflectance of the target varies with its moisture content and can be detected by a remote unit at the opposite end of the fiber. A second embodiment utilizes changes in light loss along the fiber length. This can be attributed to changes in reflectance of cladding material as a function of its moisture content. It can also be affected by holes or inserts interposed in the cladding material and/or fiber. Changing light levels can also be coupled from one fiber to another in an assembly of fibers as a function of varying moisture content in their overlapping lengths of cladding material.

Kirkham, R.R.

1984-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

52

Fiber optic vibration sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic vibration sensor utilizes two single mode optical fibers supported by a housing with one optical fiber fixedly secured to the housing and providing a reference signal and the other optical fiber having a free span length subject to vibrational displacement thereof with respect to the housing and the first optical fiber for providing a signal indicative of a measurement of any perturbation of the sensor. Damping or tailoring of the sensor to be responsive to selected levels of perturbation is provided by altering the diameter of optical fibers or by immersing at least a portion of the free span length of the vibration sensing optical fiber into a liquid of a selected viscosity. 2 figures.

Dooley, J.B.; Muhs, J.D.; Tobin, K.W.

1995-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanocomposite fibers and film containing polyolefin and surface-modified carbon nanotubes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods for modifying carbon nanotubes with organic compounds are disclosed. The modified carbon nanotubes have enhanced compatibility with polyolefins. Nanocomposites of the organo-modified carbon nanotubes and polyolefins can be used to produce both fibers and films having enhanced mechanical and electrical properties, especially the elongation-to-break ratio and the toughness of the fibers and/or films.

Chu,Benjamin (Setauket, NY); Hsiao, Benjamin S. (Setauket, NY)

2010-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Fibers Optics and Photonics  

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Optical Fibers Optics and Photonics Dr. Palffy-Muhoray Ines Busuladzic Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics The University of Akron April 21, 2008 #12;Outline · History of optical fibers · What are optical fibers? · How are optical fibers made? · Light propagation through optical fibers · Application

Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

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Continuous Fiber Ceramic Composites  

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Fiber-reinforced ceramic composites demonstrate the high-temperature stability of ceramics--with an increased fracture toughness resulting from the fiber reinforcement of the composite. The material optimization performed under the continuous fiber ceramic composites (CFCC) included a series of systematic optimizations. The overall goals were to define the processing window, to increase the robustinous of the process, to increase process yield while reducing costs, and to define the complexity of parts that could be fabricated.

None

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Fiber Technology Facility  

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

- 4M AMO - 1.5M VTP - Remainder covered by carry- over and ARRA project contingency * Cost of carbon fiber * Technology scaling * Market development * Workforce development * Oak...

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NREL: News - NREL Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in B100 Biodiesel  

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213 213 NREL Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in B100 Biodiesel Quality April 15, 2013 The latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) "blend stock" samples by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that 95% of the samples from 2011-12 met ASTM International fuel quality specifications. The ASTM standards serve as guidelines for industry and are designed to ensure quality at the pump for consumers - along with reliable operation of the nation's vehicles powered by biodiesel blends. "The survey showed a major improvement over results from previous years," NREL Senior Chemist Teresa Alleman said. "In our 2007 survey of B100 biodiesel, less than half of the samples met quality specifications.

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Abnormal spectral evolution of fiber Bragg gratings in hydrogenated fibers  

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We report the observation of abnormal spectral evolution in regenerated fiber Bragg gratings in hydrogenated B–Ge-codoped and standard telecom fiber with UV overexposure. The...

Liu, Y; Williams, J A R; Zhang, L; Bennion, I

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lower Cost Carbon Fiber Precursors  

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

performing fiber. (600-750 KSI) Barriers: Addresses the need for higher performance low cost fiber for hydrogen storage tanks and energy management structures of automobiles....

60

Diamond fiber field emitters  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A field emission electron emitter comprising an electrode formed of at least one diamond, diamond-like carbon or glassy carbon composite fiber, said composite fiber having a non-diamond core and a diamond, diamond-like carbon or glassy carbon coating on said non-diamond core, and electronic devices employing such a field emission electron emitter.

Blanchet-Fincher, Graciela B. (Wilmington, DE); Coates, Don M. (Santa Fe, NM); Devlin, David J. (Los Alamos, NM); Eaton, David F. (Wilmington, DE); Silzars, Aris K. (Landenburg, PA); Valone, Steven M. (Santa Fe, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Multimode optical fiber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A depressed graded-index multimode optical fiber includes a central core, an inner depressed cladding, a depressed trench, an outer depressed cladding, and an outer cladding. The central core has an alpha-index profile. The depressed claddings limit the impact of leaky modes on optical-fiber performance characteristics (e.g., bandwidth, core size, and/or numerical aperture).

Bigot-Astruc, Marianne; Molin, Denis; Sillard, Pierre

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

62

Fiber optic hydrophone  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A miniature fiber optic hydrophone based on the principles of a Fabry-Perot interferometer. The hydrophone, in one embodiment, includes a body having a shaped flexible bladder at one end which defines a volume containing air or suitable gas, and including a membrane disposed adjacent a vent. An optic fiber extends into the body with one end terminating in spaced relation to the membrane. Acoustic waves in the water that impinge on the bladder cause the pressure of the volume therein to vary causing the membrane to deflect and modulate the reflectivity of the Fabry-Perot cavity formed by the membrane surface and the cleaved end of the optical fiber disposed adjacent to the membrane. When the light is transmitted down the optical fiber, the reflected signal is amplitude modulated by the incident acoustic wave. Another embodiment utilizes a fluid filled volume within which the fiber optic extends.

Kuzmenko, Paul J. (Livermore, CA); Davis, Donald T. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Fiber optic hydrophone  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A miniature fiber optic hydrophone based on the principles of a Fabry-Perot interferometer is disclosed. The hydrophone, in one embodiment, includes a body having a shaped flexible bladder at one end which defines a volume containing air or suitable gas, and including a membrane disposed adjacent a vent. An optical fiber extends into the body with one end terminating in spaced relation to the membrane. Acoustic waves in the water that impinge on the bladder cause the pressure of the volume therein to vary causing the membrane to deflect and modulate the reflectivity of the Fabry-Perot cavity formed by the membrane surface and the cleaved end of the optical fiber disposed adjacent to the membrane. When the light is transmitted down the optical fiber, the reflected signal is amplitude modulated by the incident acoustic wave. Another embodiment utilizes a fluid filled volume within which the fiber optic extends. 2 figures.

Kuzmenko, P.J.; Davis, D.T.

1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for carbon fiber surface treatment  

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An apparatus and method for enhancing the surface energy and/or surface chemistry of carbon fibers involves exposing the fibers to direct or indirect contact with atmospheric pressure plasma generated using a background gas containing at least some oxygen or other reactive species. The fiber may be exposed directly to the plasma, provided that the plasma is nonfilamentary, or the fiber may be exposed indirectly through contact with gases exhausting from a plasma discharge maintained in a separate volume. In either case, the process is carried out at or near atmospheric pressure, thereby eliminating the need for vacuum equipment. The process may be further modified by moistening the fibers with selected oxygen-containing liquids before exposure to the plasma.

Paulauskas, Felix L; Sherman, Daniel M

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for carbon fiber surface treatment  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for enhancing the surface energy and/or surface chemistry of carbon fibers involves exposing the fibers to direct or indirect contact with atmospheric pressure plasma generated using a background gas containing at least some oxygen or other reactive species. The fiber may be exposed directly to the plasma, provided that the plasma is nonfilamentary, or the fiber may be exposed indirectly through contact with gases exhausting from a plasma discharge maintained in a separate volume. In either case, the process is carried out at or near atmospheric pressure, thereby eliminating the need for vacuum equipment. The process may be further modified by moistening the fibers with selected oxygen-containing liquids before exposure to the plasma.

Paulauskas, Felix L. (Knoxville, TN); Sherman, Daniel M. (Knoxville, TN)

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost Carbon Fiber Production Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Cost Modeling  

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Low Cost Carbon Fiber Production Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Cost Modeling Oak Ridge National fiber reinforced composites have enjoyed limited acceptance in the automotive industry due to high costs to bond with composite matrix material. It is important that a carbon fiber manufacturing cost model

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Fiber optic hydrogen sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for detecting a chemical substance by exposing an optic fiber having a core and a cladding to the chemical substance so that the chemical substance can be adsorbed onto the surface of the cladding. The optic fiber is coiled inside a container having a pair of valves for controlling the entrance and exit of the substance. Light from a light source is received by one end of the optic fiber, preferably external to the container, and carried by the core of the fiber. Adsorbed substance changes the transmissivity of the fiber as measured by a spectrophotometer at the other end, also preferably external to the container. Hydrogen is detected by the absorption of infrared light carried by an optic fiber with a silica cladding. Since the adsorption is reversible, a sensor according to the present invention can be used repeatedly. Multiple positions in a process system can be monitored using a single container that can be connected to each location to be monitored so that a sample can be obtained for measurement, or, alternatively, containers can be placed near each position and the optic fibers carrying the partially-absorbed light can be multiplexed for rapid sequential reading by a single spectrophotometer.

Buchanan, Bruce R. (1985 Willis, Batesburg, SC 29006); Prather, William S. (2419 Dickey Rd., Augusta, GA 30906)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber optic hydrogen sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus and method for detecting a chemical substance by exposing an optic fiber having a core and a cladding to the chemical substance so that the chemical substance can be adsorbed onto the surface of the cladding. The optic fiber is coiled inside a container having a pair of valves for controlling the entrance and exit of the substance. Light from a light source is received by one end of the optic fiber, preferably external to the container, and carried by the core of the fiber. Adsorbed substance changes the transmissivity of the fiber as measured by a spectrophotometer at the other end, also preferably external to the container. Hydrogen is detected by the absorption of infrared light carried by an optic fiber with a silica cladding. Since the adsorption is reversible, a sensor according to the present invention can be used repeatedly. Multiple positions in a process system can be monitored using a single container that can be connected to each location to be monitored so that a sample can be obtained for measurement, or, alternatively, containers can be placed near each position and the optic fibers carrying the partially-absorbed light can be multiplexed for rapid sequential reading, by a single spectrophotometer.

Buchanan, B.R.; Prather, W.S.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber optic hydrogen sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method are described for detecting a chemical substance by exposing an optic fiber having a core and a cladding to the chemical substance so that the chemical substance can be adsorbed onto the surface of the cladding. The optic fiber is coiled inside a container having a pair of valves for controlling the entrance and exit of the substance. Light from a light source is received by one end of the optic fiber, preferably external to the container, and carried by the core of the fiber. Adsorbed substance changes the transmissivity of the fiber as measured by a spectrophotometer at the other end, also preferably external to the container. Hydrogen is detected by the absorption of infrared light carried by an optic fiber with a silica cladding. Since the adsorption is reversible, a sensor according to the present invention can be used repeatedly. Multiple positions in a process system can be monitored using a single container that can be connected to each location to be monitored so that a sample can be obtained for measurement, or, alternatively, containers can be placed near each position and the optic fibers carrying the partially-absorbed light can be multiplexed for rapid sequential reading by a single spectrophotometer. 4 figs.

Buchanan, B.R.; Prather, W.S.

1992-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

70

Fiber alignment apparatus and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber alignment apparatus includes a micro-machined nickel spring that captures and locks arrays of single mode fibers into position. The design consists of a movable nickel leaf shaped spring and a fixed pocket where fibers are held. The fiber is slid between the spring and a fixed block, which tensions the spring. When the fiber reaches the pocket, it automatically falls into the pocket and is held by the pressure of the leaf spring.

Kravitz, Stanley H. (Placitas, NM); Warren, Mial Evans (Albuquerque, NM); Snipes, Jr., Morris Burton (Albuquerque, NM); Armendariz, Marcelino Guadalupe (Albuquerque, NM); Word, V., James Cole (Albuqueruqe, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Optoelectronic fiber interface design  

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Recent developments in materials science have led to the development of an exciting, new class of fibers which integrate metals, semiconductors and insulators in the same codrawing process. Various electrical devices have ...

Spencer, Matthew Edmund

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Multimaterial rectifying device fibers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electronic and optoelectronic device processing is commonly thought to be incompatible with much simpler thermal drawing techniques used in optical fiber production. The incorporation of metals, polymer insulators, and ...

Orf, Nicholas D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Multimaterial multifunctional fiber devices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical fibers and semiconductor devices differ significantly in their properties and their processing approaches. The latter require an assembly of metal, insulator and semiconductor materials into complex geometries with ...

Sorin, Fabien

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Dark Soliton Fiber Laser  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We report on the experimental observation of stable dark solitons in an all normal dispersion fiber laser. We found experimentally that dark soliton formation is a generic feature of the fiber laser under strong continuous wave (CW) emission. However, only under appropriate pump strength and negative cavity feedback, stable single or multiple dark soliton could be achieved. Furthermore, we show that the features of the observed dark solitons could be well understood based on the nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NLSE).

H. Zhang; D. Y. Tang; L. M. Zhao; X. Wu; Q. L. Bao; K. P. Loh

2009-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of flat cleaved and cylindrical diffusing fibers as treatment sources for interstitial photodynamic therapy  

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Purpose: For interstitial photodynamic therapy (iPDT) of bulky tumors, careful treatment planning is required in order to ensure that a therapeutic dose is delivered to the tumor, while minimizing damage to surrounding normal tissue. In clinical contexts, iPDT has typically been performed with either flat cleaved or cylindrical diffusing optical fibers as light sources. Here, the authors directly compare these two source geometries in terms of the number of fibers and duration of treatment required to deliver a prescribed light dose to a tumor volume. Methods: Treatment planning software for iPDT was developed based on graphics processing unit enhanced Monte Carlo simulations. This software was used to optimize the number of fibers, total energy delivered by each fiber, and the position of individual fibers in order to deliver a target light dose (D{sub 90}) to 90% of the tumor volume. Treatment plans were developed using both flat cleaved and cylindrical diffusing fibers, based on tissue volumes derived from CT data from a head and neck cancer patient. Plans were created for four cases: fixed energy per fiber, fixed number of fibers, and in cases where both or neither of these factors were fixed. Results: When the number of source fibers was fixed at eight, treatment plans based on flat cleaved fibers required each to deliver 7180–8080 J in order to deposit 90 J/cm{sup 2} in 90% of the tumor volume. For diffusers, each fiber was required to deliver 2270–2350 J (333–1178 J/cm) in order to achieve this same result. For the case of fibers delivering a fixed 900 J, 13 diffusers or 19 flat cleaved fibers at a spacing of 1 cm were required to deliver the desired dose. With energy per fiber fixed at 2400 J and the number of fibers fixed at eight, diffuser fibers delivered the desired dose to 93% of the tumor volume, while flat cleaved fibers delivered this dose to 79%. With both energy and number of fibers allowed to vary, six diffusers delivering 3485–3600 J were required, compared to ten flat cleaved fibers delivering 2780–3600 J. Conclusions: For the same number of fibers, cylindrical diffusers allow for a shorter treatment duration compared to flat cleaved fibers. For the same energy delivered per fiber, diffusers allow for the insertion of fewer fibers in order to deliver the same light dose to a target volume.

Baran, Timothy M., E-mail: timothy.baran@rochester.edu; Foster, Thomas H. [Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14642 (United States)] [Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14642 (United States)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Workshop: Summary...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

for carbon fiber, including bio-based materials or natural gas; lower energy conversion of white fiber to carbon fiber; and composite manufacturing. Dr. Johnson then...

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Microwave and plasma-assisted modification of composite fiber surface topography  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention introduces a novel method for producing an undulated surface on composite fibers using plasma technology and microwave radiation. The undulated surface improves the mechanical interlocking of the fibers to composite resins and enhances the mechanical strength and interfacial sheer strength of the composites in which they are introduced.

Paulauskas, Felix L. (Knoxville, TN); White, Terry L. (Knoxville, TN); Bigelow, Timothy S. (Knoxville, TN)

2003-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Mater. Struct. 2 (1993)2240. Printed in the UK Carbon fiber reinforced concrete for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

methylcellulose or latex as dispersants. However,the linearity was poor for mortar containing carbon fibers, bridges and nuclear power plants. This paper describes electrically conduct- ingconcrete(made conducting resistivity [1,2]. Effective use of the,fibersrequires fiber dispersion,which is enhanced by the addition

Chung, Deborah D.L.

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High Power 938nm Cladding Pumped Fiber Laser  

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We have developed a Nd:doped cladding pumped fiber amplifier, which operates at 938nm with greater than 2W of output power. The core co-dopants were specifically chosen to enhance emission at 938nm. The fiber was liquid nitrogen cooled in order to achieve four-level laser operation on a laser transition that is normally three level at room temperature, thus permitting efficient cladding pumping of the amplifier. Wavelength selective attenuation was induced by bending the fiber around a mandrel, which permitted near complete suppression of amplified spontaneous emission at 1088nm. We are presently seeking to scale the output of this laser to 10W. We will discuss the fiber and laser design issues involved in scaling the laser to the 10W power level and present our most recent results.

Dawson, J; Beach, R; Brobshoff, A; Liao, Z; Payne, S; Pennington, D; Taylor, L; Hackenberg, W; Bonaccini, D

2002-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphene-based D-shaped fiber multicore mode interferometer for chemical gas sensing  

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In this Letter, a graphene-coated D-shaped fiber (GDF) chemical gas sensor is proposed and demonstrated. Taking advantage of both the graphene-induced evanescent field enhancement and...

Wu, Y; Yao, B C; Zhang, A Q; Cao, X L; Wang, Z G; Rao, Y J; Gong, Y; Zhang, W; Chen, Y F; Chiang, K S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation on the durability of glass fiber-reinforced polymer composites containing nanocomposite  

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Nanoclay layers incorporated into polymer/clay nanocomposites can inhibit the harmful penetration of water and chemicals into the material, and thus the durability of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) composites should be enhanced by using polymer/clay ...

Weiwen Li, Chunyang Ji, Honggang Zhu, Feng Xing, Jiaxin Wu, Xueli Niu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Optical and optoelectronic fiber devices  

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The ability to integrate materials with disparate electrical, thermal, and optical properties into a single fiber structure enabled the realization of fiber devices with diverse and complex functionalities. Amongst those, ...

Shapira, Ofer, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Silicon fiber optic sensors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A Fabry-Perot cavity is formed by a partially or wholly reflective surface on the free end of an integrated elongate channel or an integrated bounding wall of a chip of a wafer and a partially reflective surface on the end of the optical fiber. Such a constructed device can be utilized to detect one or more physical parameters, such as, for example, strain, through the optical fiber using an optical detection system to provide measuring accuracies of less than aboutb0.1%.

Pocha, Michael D. (Livermore, CA); Swierkowski, Steve P. (Livermore, CA); Wood, Billy E. (Livermore, CA)

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

84

Automated fiber pigtailing machine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectronic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems. 26 figs.

Strand, O.T.; Lowry, M.E.

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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*** How PAN based Carbon Fibers are  

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*** How PAN based Carbon Fibers are Manufactured *** How Carbon Fiber Material Properties are Achieved *** Carbon Fiber Markets/Applications CarbonFiber AerospaceEngineeringGuestLecture: Friday as a Business Development Manager for Amoco's carbon fiber business unit (manufacturers of T-300 carbon fiber

Hu, Hui

86

Large core fiber optic cleaver  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to a device and method for cleaving optical fibers which yields cleaved optical fiber ends possessing high damage threshold surfaces. The device can be used to cleave optical fibers with core diameters greater than 400 {micro}m. 30 figs.

Halpin, J.M.

1996-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

87

Aerogel-clad optical fiber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical fiber is surrounded by an aerogel cladding. For a low density aerogel, the index of refraction of the aerogel is close to that of air, which provides a high numerical aperture to the optical fiber. Due to the high numerical aperture, the aerogel clad optical fiber has improved light collection efficiency.

Sprehn, Gregory A. (Livermore, CA); Hrubesh, Lawrence W. (Pleasanton, CA); Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA); Sandler, Pamela H. (San Marino, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Drying of fiber webs  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process and an apparatus are disclosed for high-intensity drying of fiber webs or sheets, such as newsprint, printing and writing papers, packaging paper, and paperboard or linerboard, as they are formed on a paper machine. The invention uses direct contact between the wet fiber web or sheet and various molten heat transfer fluids, such as liquefied eutectic metal alloys, to impart heat at high rates over prolonged durations, in order to achieve ambient boiling of moisture contained within the web. The molten fluid contact process causes steam vapor to emanate from the web surface, without dilution by ambient air; and it is differentiated from the evaporative drying techniques of the prior industrial art, which depend on the uses of steam-heated cylinders to supply heat to the paper web surface, and ambient air to carry away moisture, which is evaporated from the web surface. Contact between the wet fiber web and the molten fluid can be accomplished either by submersing the web within a molten bath or by coating the surface of the web with the molten media. Because of the high interfacial surface tension between the molten media and the cellulose fiber comprising the paper web, the molten media does not appreciatively stick to the paper after it is dried. Steam generated from the paper web is collected and condensed without dilution by ambient air to allow heat recovery at significantly higher temperature levels than attainable in evaporative dryers. 6 figs.

Warren, D.W.

1997-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

89

Introgression & mapping Fiber cell  

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Germplasm Introgression Genomics & mapping Fiber cell initiation Radiation hybrid (RH) mapping and breeding. Research activities commonly include plant breeding, genetics, genomics, cytogenetics, molecular methods. (C, S) · Contribute uniquely to genomics and its relevance to genetic improvement (C,S) · Harness

90

Fiber optic fluid detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Particular gases or liquids are detected with a fiber optic element having a cladding or coating of a material which absorbs the fluid or fluids and which exhibits a change of an optical property, such as index of refraction, light transmissiveness or fluoresence emission, for example, in response to absorption of the fluid. The fluid is sensed by directing light into the fiber optic element and detecting changes in the light, such as exit angle changes for example, that result from the changed optical property of the coating material. The fluid detector may be used for such purposes as sensing toxic or explosive gases in the atmosphere, measuring ground water contamination or monitoring fluid flows in industrial processes, among other uses. 10 figs.

Angel, S.M.

1987-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

91

Long-period fiber grating as wavelength selective element in double-clad Yb-doped fiber-ring lasers  

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Long-period fiber grating as wavelength selective element in double-clad Yb-doped fiber-ring lasers, 42.79.Dj, 42.81.-i 1. Introduction Cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber lasers belong presently fiber laser with the cladding-pumped YDF a significant increase of the average output power can

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

92

Fiber optic geophysical sensors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic geophysical sensor in which laser light is passed through a sensor interferometer in contact with a geophysical event, and a reference interferometer not in contact with the geophysical event but in the same general environment as the sensor interferometer. In one embodiment, a single tunable laser provides the laser light. In another embodiment, separate tunable lasers are used for the sensor and reference interferometers. The invention can find such uses as monitoring for earthquakes, and the weighing of objects.

Homuth, Emil F. (Los Alamos, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Low loss elliptical core D-fiber to PANDA fiber fusion splicing  

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Elliptical core D-fiber is difficult to fusion splice to other types of fiber due to its small core and D-shaped cladding. The presented method of splicing D-fiber to PANDA fiber...

Kvavle, Joshua M; Schultz, Stephen M; Selfridge, Richard H

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Fiber lasers and amplifiers by: Khanh Kieu  

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· Active fibers · Laser performances · Cladding pump technology · Fiber laser research at the College fiber laser: > 1GW peak power! Tünnermann's group #12;What can fiber laser do? #12;Cladding pumpFiber lasers and amplifiers by: Khanh Kieu (02/28/2014) #12;Outlines · Introduction · History

Kieu, Khanh

95

Coated metal fiber coalescing cell  

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A cell is described for coalescing oil droplets dispersed in a water emulsion including an elongated perforated tube core into which the emulsion is injected, layers of oleophilic plastic covered metal mat wound about the core through which the emulsion is forced to pass, the fibers of the metal mat being covered by oleophilic plastic such as vinyl, acrylic, polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, the metal being in the form of layers of expanded metal or metal fibers, either aluminum or stainless steel. In manufacturing the cell a helix wound wire is formed around the cylindrical plastic coated metal to retain it in place and resist pressure drop of fluid flowing through the metal fibers. In addition, the preferred arrangement includes the use of an outer sleeve formed of a mat of fibrous material such as polyester fibers, acrylic fibers, modacrylic fibers and mixtures thereof.

Rutz, W.D.; Swain, R.J.

1980-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

96

EXTENDING FIBER RESOURCES: FIBER LOADING RECYCLED FIBERAND MECHANICAL PULPS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH OPACITY PAPER  

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, precipitates calcium carbonate (PCC) in situ within pulp fibers. Because paper made from fiber-loaded pulp increasing the recovery and utilization of recycled fiber and optimizing virgin fiber yield by relying moreEXTENDING FIBER RESOURCES: FIBER LOADING RECYCLED FIBERAND MECHANICAL PULPS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH

Abubakr, Said

97

The Cotton Kinesin-Like Calmodulin-Binding Protein Associates with Cortical Microtubles in Cotton Fibers  

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Microtubules in interphase plant cells form a cortical array, which is critical for plant cell morphogenesis. Genetic studies imply that the minus end-directed microtubule motor kinesin-like calmodulin-binding protein (KCBP) plays a role in trichome morphogenesis in Arabidopsis. However, it was not clear whether this motor interacted with interphase microtubules. In cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) fibers, cortical microtubules undergo dramatic reorganization during fiber development. In this study, cDNA clones of the cotton KCBP homolog GhKCBP were isolated from a cotton fiber-specific cDNA library. During cotton fiber development from 10 to 21 DPA, the GhKCBP protein level gradually decreases. By immunofluorescence, GhKCBP was detected as puncta along cortical microtubules in fiber cells of different developmental stages. Thus the results provide evidence that GhKCBP plays a role in interphase cell growth likely by interacting with cortical microtubules. In contrast to fibers, in dividing cells of cotton, GhKCBP localized to the nucleus, the microtubule preprophase band, mitotic spindle, and the phragmoplast. Therefore KCBP likely exerts multiple roles in cell division and cell growth in flowering plants.

Preuss, Mary L.; Delmar, Deborah P.; Liu, Bo

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

LongviewCowlitzFiberCX  

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Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to add about three miles of aerial fiber optic cable to its Longview-Cowlitz...

99

Fiber reinforced hybrid phenolic foam.  

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??Hybrid composites in recent times have been developed by using more than one type of fiber reinforcement to bestow synergistic properties of chosen filler and… (more)

Desai, Amit

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Carbon Fiber Cluster Strategy | ornl.gov  

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Economic Development | Carbon Fiber Cluster Strategy SHARE Carbon Fiber Cluster Strategy ORNL has a 40-year history in R&D on fiber-reinforced composite materials, and has been...

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101

Carbon Fiber Composite Cellular A Dissertation  

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Carbon Fiber Composite Cellular Structures ____________________________________ A Dissertation and honeycombs. However, for weight sensitive, ambient temperature applications, carbon fiber composites have emerged as a promising material due to its high specific strength and low density. Carbon fiber reinforced

Wadley, Haydn

102

Precursor and Fiber Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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

2009 -- Washington D.C. lm05warren.pdf More Documents & Publications Lower Cost, Higher Performance Carbon Fiber Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview Lower Cost Carbon Fiber Precursors...

103

Mid-Infrared Fiber-Coupled QCl-QEPAS Sensor  

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An innovative spectroscopic system based on an external cavity quantum cascade laser (EC-QCL) coupled with a mid-infrared (mid-IR) fiber and quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy (QEPAS) is described. SF6 has been selected as a target gas in demonstration of the system for trace gas sensing. Single mode laser delivery through the prongs of the quartz tuning fork has been obtained employing a hollow waveguide fiber with inner silver–silver iodine (Ag–AgI) coatings and internal core diameter of 300 lm. A detailed design and realization of the QCL fiber coupling and output collimator system allowed almost practically all (99.4 %) of the laser beam to be transmitted through the spectrophone module. The achieved sensitivity of the system is 50 parts per trillion in 1 s, corresponding to a record for QEPAS normalized noise-equivalent absorption 2.7 9 10-10 W cm-1 Hz-1/2.

Spagnolo, V.; Patimisco, P.; Borri, Simone; Scamarcio, G.; Bernacki, Bruce E.; Kriesel, J.M.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Fiber optic geophysical sensors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic geophysical sensor is described in which laser light is passed through a sensor interferometer in contact with a geophysical event, and a reference interferometer not in contact with the geophysical event but in the same general environment as the sensor interferometer. In one embodiment, a single tunable laser provides the laser light. In another embodiment, separate tunable lasers are used for the sensor and reference interferometers. The invention can find such uses as monitoring for earthquakes, and the weighing of objects. 2 figures.

Homuth, E.F.

1991-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

105

Fiber for the future  

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This is an interview with J.P. van Buijtenen, principal geneticist of the Texas Forest Service and professor at the Texas Agriculture Experiment Station, College Station, Texas. The maintenance of adequate supplies of wood and fiber for the pulp and paper industry is discussed. Tree improvement and more intensive forestry are highlighted as critical in attaining increased yields. Other topics discussed include: the establishment of second generation southern pine seed orchards, the economics of hardwood production in the South, and the future of short rotation energy plantations.

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1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Sir Edward Elgar, Sea Pictures, op. 37: The Enhancement of Musical and Dramatic Performance through the Orchestration of Romantic Song Literature  

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frustrations in early manhood…could discover no outlet through his music until he was middle-aged...2 This feeling of social inadequacy would haunt the composer throughout his life, extending even into his marriage. Edward met Caroline Alice Roberts (1848... grasses or a nightingale’s evening tune.7 This lack of programmatic musical references is because Elgar was not so much a composer who wrote about a specific place but was more inspired by it. He composed themes while sitting beside a stream or looking...

Cooper, Tara

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

107

Multimaterial Fibers in Photonics and Nanotechnology  

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I will describe recent progress in leveraging multimaterial fiber fabrication technology is ushering in a new generation of unforeseen applications for fibers in photonics,...

Abouraddy, Ayman F

108

Pleated Ceramic Fiber Diesel Particulate Filter | Department...  

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

Pleated Ceramic Fiber Diesel Particulate Filter Pleated Ceramic Fiber Diesel Particulate Filter 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters...

109

Cotton mutants with divergent fiber quality characteristics.  

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??In the U.S. cotton industry there is a need for improved fiber quality to compete in International Markets. This market demands cotton fibers that are… (more)

Vining, Kimberly

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

CFTF | Carbon Fiber Technology Facility | ORNL  

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BTRIC CNMS CSMB CFTF Working with CFTF HFIR MDF NTRC OLCF SNS Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Home | User Facilities | CFTF CFTF | Carbon Fiber Technology Facility SHARE Oak...

111

Carbon Fiber Technology Facility | Department of Energy  

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

Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Carbon Fiber Technology Facility 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

112

Carbon Fiber Technology Facility | Department of Energy  

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

Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Carbon Fiber Technology Facility 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

113

Carbon Fiber Technology Facility | Department of Energy  

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

Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Carbon Fiber Technology Facility 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

114

Fiber optic refractive index monitor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A sensor for measuring the change in refractive index of a liquid uses the lowest critical angle of a normal fiber optic to achieve sensitivity when the index of the liquid is significantly less than the index of the fiber core. Another embodiment uses a liquid filled core to ensure that its index is approximately the same as the liquid being measured.

Weiss, Jonathan David (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

STANDARD LAN -1 Fiber Channel  

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STANDARD LAN - 1 Fiber Channel Gruppo Reti TLC nome.cognome@polito.it http://www.telematica.polito.it/ #12;STANDARD LAN - 2 Fibre Channel · Born to interconnect mainframes and servers to storage systems: fibERs, but not only... · Interoperability with SCSI, Internet Protocol (IP), ... · Standard ANSI X3

Mellia, Marco

116

ACOUSTIC FORMING FOR ENHANCED DEWATERING AND FORMATION  

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The next generation of forming elements based on acoustic excitation to increase drainage and enhances formation both with on-line control and profiling capabilities has been investigated in this project. The system can be designed and optimized based on the fundamental experimental and computational analysis and investigation of acoustic waves in a fiber suspension flow and interaction with the forming wire.

Cyrus K Aidun

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

117

Human Enhancement  

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Abstract Categorizing different human enhancements into personal, social, or species enhancements, as well as considering whether a particular enhancement technique generates asymmetric or network benefits, brings clarity to discussions about the ethical issues pertaining to any individual technique. The four aspects of principlism can help to assess the ethical implications of different human enhancements, revealing complexities in their aspirational claims for personally directed self-development. At a practical level, this article examines important questions about real expectations, scientific hubris, and hype.

P. Moore

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

HIPed carbon fiber reinforced silicon nitride composites  

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Carbon fiber/Si3N4 composites were fabricated using slip infiltration of fiber bundles subsequently stacked in a plaster mold, dried, glass encapsulated, and HIPed to form unidirectional composite test bars. Neither chemical reactions between fiber and matrix nor thermal mismatch cracks in the matrix were observed. The bend fracture behavior of the composites was nonbrittle with extensive fiber pullout. 14 references.

Lundberg, R.; Pompe, R.; Carlsson, R.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Ethanol extraction of phytosterols from corn fiber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides a process for extracting sterols from a high solids, thermochemically hydrolyzed corn fiber using ethanol as the extractant. The process includes obtaining a corn fiber slurry having a moisture content from about 20 weight percent to about 50 weight percent solids (high solids content), thermochemically processing the corn fiber slurry having high solids content of 20 to 50% to produce a hydrolyzed corn fiber slurry, dewatering the hydrolyzed corn fiber slurry to achieve a residual corn fiber having a moisture content from about 30 to 80 weight percent solids, washing the residual corn fiber, dewatering the washed, hydrolyzed corn fiber slurry to achieve a residual corn fiber having a moisture content from about 30 to 80 weight percent solids, and extracting the residual corn fiber with ethanol and separating at least one sterol.

Abbas, Charles (Champaign, IL); Beery, Kyle E. (Decatur, IL); Binder, Thomas P. (Decatur, IL); Rammelsberg, Anne M. (Decatur, IL)

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

120

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated fiber pigtailing Sample Search...  

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fiber pigtailing is based... Epoxyless Fiber-to-Submount Bonding for Active Fiber Optoelectronic and Fiber Backplane Applications Don C... Abstract--A fiber-coupled optical...

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121

High repetition rate fiber lasers  

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This thesis reports work in high repetition rate femtosecond fiber lasers. Driven by the applications including optical arbitrary waveform generation, high speed optical sampling, frequency metrology, and timing and frequency ...

Chen, Jian, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview  

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

Strength; Fiber Format & Manufacturing Methods 1-10 M lbsyr 100M - 1B lbsyr Oil & Gas Deep Water Production Enabler Pipes, Drill Shafts, Off-Shore Structures Low Mass, High...

123

Scintillator fiber optic long counter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flat response position sensitive neutron detector capable of providing neutron spectroscopic data utilizing scintillator fiber optic filaments embedded in a neutron moderating housing having an open end through which neutrons enter to be detected.

McCollum, Tom (Sterling, VA); Spector, Garry B. (Fairfax, VA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Lower Cost Carbon Fiber Precursors  

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1 Lower Cost Carbon Fiber Precursors P.I. Name: Dave Warren Presenter: Dr. Amit K. Naskar Oak Ridge National Laboratory 05162012 Project ID LM004 This presentation does not...

125

Light diffusing fiber optic chamber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A light diffusion system for transmitting light to a target area. The light is transmitted in a direction from a proximal end to a distal end by an optical fiber. A diffusing chamber is operatively connected to the optical fiber for transmitting the light from the proximal end to the distal end and transmitting said light to said target area. A plug is operatively connected to the diffusing chamber for increasing the light that is transmitted to the target area.

Maitland, Duncan J. (Lafayette, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Optical fiber inspection system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A remote optical inspection system including an inspection head. The inspection head has a passageway through which pellets or other objects are passed. A window is provided along the passageway through which light is beamed against the objects being inspected. A plurality of lens assemblies are arranged about the window so that reflected light can be gathered and transferred to a plurality of coherent optical fiber light guides. The light guides transfer the light images to a television or other image transducer which converts the optical images into a representative electronic signal. The electronic signal can then be displayed on a signal viewer such as a television monitor for inspection by a person. A staging means can be used to support the objects for viewing through the window. Routing means can be used to direct inspected objects into appropriate exit passages for accepted or rejected objects. The inspected objects are advantageously fed in a singular manner to the staging means and routing means. The inspection system is advantageously used in an enclosure when toxic or hazardous materials are being inspected. 10 figs.

Moore, F.W.

1985-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

127

Fiber optic temperature sensor  

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Our fiber optic temperature measurement sensor and system is a major improvement over methods currently in use in most industrial processes, and it delivers all of the attributes required simplicity, accuracy, and cost efficiency-to help improve all of these processes. Because temperature is a basic physical attribute of nearly every industrial and commercial process, our system can eventually result in significant improvements in nearly every industrial and commercial process. Many finished goods, and the materials that go into them, are critically dependent on the temperature. The better the temperature measurement, the better quality the goods will be and the more economically they can be produced. The production and transmission of energy requires the monitoring of temperature in motors, circuit breakers, power generating plants, and transmission line equipment. The more reliable and robust the methods for measuring these temperature, the more available, stable, and affordable the supply of energy will become. The world is increasingly realizing the threats to health and safety of toxic or otherwise undesirable by products of the industrial economy in the environment. Cleanup of such contamination often depends on techniques that require the constant monitoring of temperature in extremely hazardous environments, which can damage most conventional temperature sensors and which are dangerous for operating personnel. Our system makes such monitoring safer and more economical.

Rabold, D.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Workshop Agenda | Department...  

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Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Workshop Agenda Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Workshop Agenda Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Workshop Agenda carbonfiberworkshopagenda.pdf More...

129

Enhanced Separation Efficiency in Olefin/Paraffin Distillation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This factsheet describes a research project whose main objective is to develop technologies to enhance separation efficiencies by replacing the conventional packing materials with hollow fiber membranes, which have a high specific area and separated channels for both liquid and vapor phases. The use of hollow fibers in distillation columns can help refineries decrease operating costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions through reduced heating costs, and help expand U.S. refining capacity through improvements to existing sites, without large scale capital investment.

130

Thermally Induced Reorganization in LCP Fibers: Molecular Origin of Mechanical Strength  

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The ordering of liquid crystalline polymer fiber during heat treatment is of great interest for many commercial reasons. This is because, by convention, fiber property can be greatly improved by heat-treatment at below the melting temperature and often such processing conditions are also very complex. There are many variations of such treatments, in terms of temperature, exposure time and whether the fibers are under tension or not. The state-of-the-art technology will be to optimize the desired property without significantly enhancing the undesired properties. The types of heat treatment are highly correlated to the understanding of the mechanism of improving the properties at the molecular level and the microstructures. Using WAXS and synchrotron SAXS techniques, the structure and morphology of our commercial LCP (liquid crystalline polymer), a co-polymer of CO (Vectran) and its variant polymer fiber COTHBP are being examined. Both fibers have the typical liquid crystalline polymer structure, ie, highly ordered across the fiber axis and aperiodic sequencing along the fiber axis. Physical testing has revealed a three fold increase in strength in both fibers, however, the modulus is observed to increase significantly in COTBP and not so much CO. This paper reports on the changes and the differences on the structural and morphological behavior for both the as-spun and heat-treated LCP fibers. We have also use thermal analysis technique to provide a guide to the heat-treatment cycle. We propose an 'organized kinks' model to describe the differences between the two polymer fibers. Future publication will focus on the in-situ behavior at elevated temperatures and under heat-treatment.

Saw, C K; Collins, G; Menczel, J; Jaffe, M

2007-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

131

Carbon nanotube fiber spun from wetted ribbon  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber of carbon nanotubes was prepared by a wet-spinning method involving drawing carbon nanotubes away from a substantially aligned, supported array of carbon nanotubes to form a ribbon, wetting the ribbon with a liquid, and spinning a fiber from the wetted ribbon. The liquid can be a polymer solution and after forming the fiber, the polymer can be cured. The resulting fiber has a higher tensile strength and higher conductivity compared to dry-spun fibers and to wet-spun fibers prepared by other methods.

Zhu, Yuntian T; Arendt, Paul; Zhang, Xiefei; Li, Qingwen; Fu, Lei; Zheng, Lianxi

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

132

Graphitized-carbon fiber/carbon char fuel  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for recovery of intact graphitic fibers from fiber/polymer composites is described. The method comprises first pyrolyzing the graphite fiber/polymer composite mixture and then separating the graphite fibers by molten salt electrochemical oxidation.

Cooper, John F. (Oakland, CA)

2007-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

133

Intravenous application of an anticalin dramatically lowers plasma digoxin levels and reduces its toxic effects in rats  

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Lipocalins tailored with high affinity for prescribed ligands, so-called anticalins, constitute promising candidates as antidotes. Here, we present an animal study to investigate both pharmacokinetic and clinical effects of an anticalin specific for the digitalis compound digoxin. Intravenous digoxin (2.5–50 ?g/kg/min) was administered to rats until first changes in the ECG occurred (dose finding study) or a priori for 30 min (kinetic study). The anticalin DigA16(H86N), dubbed DigiCal, was administered intravenously at absolute doses of 1, 5, 10 and 20 mg, while the control group received isotonic saline. Hemodynamic changes, several ECG parameters and digoxin concentration in plasma were monitored at given time intervals. After DigiCal administration free digoxin concentration in plasma ultrafiltrate declined dramatically within 1 min to the presumably non-toxic range. There was also a significant and DigiCal dose-dependent effect on longer survival, less ECG alterations, arrhythmia, and improved hemodynamics. Infusion of a lower digoxin dose (2.5 ?g/kg/min) resulted in a more sustained reduction of free digoxin in plasma after DigiCal administration compared to a higher digoxin dose (25 ?g/kg/min), whereas ECG and hemodynamic parameters did not markedly differ, reflecting the known relative insensitivity of rats towards digoxin toxicity. Notably, we observed a re-increase of free digoxin in plasma some time after bolus administration of DigiCal, which was presumably due to toxin redistribution from tissue in combination with the relatively fast renal clearance of the rather small protein antidote. We conclude that anticalins with appropriately engineered drug-binding activities and, possibly, prolonged plasma half-life offer prospects for next-generation antidotal therapy. -- Highlights: ? We provide an advanced model of digoxin toxicity in rats. ? We report on binding of digoxin to a novel designed anticalin. ? We report on pharmacokinetics of digoxin after intravenous anticalin administration. ? We provide clinical data on outcome improvement after anticalin administration.

Eyer, Florian, E-mail: Florian.Eyer@mac.com [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Steimer, Werner [Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Nitzsche, Thomas [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany) [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Lehrstuhl für Biologische Chemie, Technische Universität München, Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Jung, Nicole; Neuberger, Heidi [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Müller, Christine [Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Schlapschy, Martin [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany) [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Lehrstuhl für Biologische Chemie, Technische Universität München, Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Zilker, Thomas [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Skerra, Arne [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany) [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Lehrstuhl für Biologische Chemie, Technische Universität München, Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

134

Use of hollow core fibers, fiber lasers, and photonic crystal fibers for spark delivery and laser ignition in gases  

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The fiber-optic delivery of sparks in gases is challenging as the output beam must be refocused to high

Joshi, Sachin; Yalin, Azer P; Galvanauskas, Almantas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Breakthrough: Better Fiber for Better Products  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have developed a cost-effective method for the continuous production of alpha silicon carbide fiber. The exceptionally strong, lightweight fiber could enable significant performance improvements in many everyday products.

Griffith, George; Garnier, John

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Fusion splicing of polarization preserving fibers  

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A novel technique is developed to detect any principal axis misalignment of polarization preserving fiber. The technique is based on measurement of reflect–returned power for the fiber...

Kato, Yasuyuki

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Sealed fiber-optic bundle feedthrough  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A sealed fiber-optic bundle feedthrough by which a multitude of fiber-optic elements may be passed through an opening or port in a wall or structure separating two environments at different pressures or temperatures while maintaining the desired pressure or temperature in each environment. The feedthrough comprises a rigid sleeve of suitable material, a bundle of individual optical fibers, and a resin-based sealing material that bonds the individual optical fibers to each other and to the rigid sleeve.

Tanner, Carol E. (Niles, MI)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

High pressure fiber optic sensor system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present application provides a fiber optic sensor system. The fiber optic sensor system may include a small diameter bellows, a large diameter bellows, and a fiber optic pressure sensor attached to the small diameter bellows. Contraction of the large diameter bellows under an applied pressure may cause the small diameter bellows to expand such that the fiber optic pressure sensor may measure the applied pressure.

Guida, Renato; Xia, Hua; Lee, Boon K; Dekate, Sachin N

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

139

Fiber-optic displacement sensor system  

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. Light pulses from a light emitting diode (LED) were coupled into a multimode fiber. The displacement of a mirror positioned near the end of the fiber was measured by monitoring the amplitude of the reflected pulses. A reference reflection from a.... Light pulses from a light emitting diode (LED) were coupled into a multimode fiber. The displacement of a mirror positioned near the end of the fiber was measured by monitoring the amplitude of the reflected pulses. A reference reflection from a...

Cava, Norayda Nora

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

140

Officials launch Carbon Fiber Technology Facility, announce  

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to reduce carbon fiber's high cost, Danielson noted: "Many of these new clean energy technologies are withinSCIENCE Officials launch Carbon Fiber Technology Facility, announce new manufacturing initiative and a large crowd of local business and civic leaders came to the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF

Pennycook, Steve

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141

Assessing Deterioration of ADSS Fiber Optic Cables  

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Assessing Deterioration of ADSS Fiber Optic Cables Due to Corona Discharge Final Project Report of ADSS Fiber Optic Cables Due to Corona Discharge Final Project Report George G. Karady, Project Leader-Supporting) fiber optic cables installed on high voltage lines. The high electric field on those lines generates

142

Lee McGetrick Director, Carbon Fiber  

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Contact Lee McGetrick Director, Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (865) 574-6549 mcgetricklb@ornl.gov INNOVATIONS IN MANUFACTURING www.ornl.gov/manufacturing Demonstrating Innovative Low-Cost Carbon Fiber of Energy's (DOE) new Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF)--a 42,000 ft2 innovative technology facility

143

Opportunities to Advance Fundamental Symmetries Research with Project-X is a staged evolution of the Fermilab accelerator complex realized by the dramatic  

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-X is a staged evolution of the Fermilab accelerator complex realized by the dramatic advances in super-conducting RF technology [1] of the past decade and it is central to Fermilab's strategic plan for the comingV would produce intense neutrino sources and beams illuminating near detectors on the Fermilab site

144

Polypropylene/Glass Fiber Hierarchical Composites Incorporating Inorganic Fullerene-like Nanoparticles for Advanced Technological Applications  

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In particular, the incorporation of nanoclays to GFRPs has been reported to improve significantly the heat distortion temperature, flexural and impact strengths. ... Enhanced mech., thermal and vibration properties were obsd. in nanoclay dispersed composites over vinyl ester-glass fiber composite. ...

Ana M. Díez-Pascual; Mohammed Naffakh

2013-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

145

469nm Fiber Laser Source  

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We have demonstrated 466mW of 469nm light from a frequency doubled continuous wave fiber laser. The system consisted of a 938nm single frequency laser diode master oscillator, which was amplified in two stages to 5 Watts using cladding pumped Nd{sup 3+} fiber amplifiers and then frequency doubled in a single pass through periodically poled KTP. The 3cm long PPKTP crystal was made by Raicol Crystals Ltd. with a period of 5.9 {micro}m and had a phase match temperature of 47 degrees Centigrade. The beam was focused to a 1/e{sup 2} diameter in the crystal of 29 {micro}m. Overall conversion efficiency was 11% and the results agreed well with standard models. Our 938nm fiber amplifier design minimizes amplified spontaneous emission at 1088nm by employing an optimized core to cladding size ratio. This design allows the 3-level transition to operate at high inversion, thus making it competitive with the 1088nm 4-level transition. We have also carefully chosen the fiber coil diameter to help suppress propagation of wavelengths longer than 938 nm. At 2 Watts, the 938nm laser had an M{sup 2} of 1.1 and good polarization (correctable with a quarter and half wave plate to >10:1).

Drobshoff, A; Dawson, J W; Pennington, D M; Payne, S A; Beach, R

2005-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

146

Self-phase modulation of submicrojoule femtosecond pulses in a hollow-core photonic-crystal fiber  

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Hollow-core photonic-crystal fibers (PCFs) capable of transporting sub-100-fs pulses of Ti:sapphire laser radiation in one of their transmission peaks centered around 800 nm have been designed and demonstrated. These fibers are shown to enhance self-phase modulation of submicrojoule 100-fs Ti:sapphire laser pulses, allowing a spectral bandwidth of 35 nm to be achieved with an 8-cm PCF sample.

Konorov, S.O.; Sidorov-Biryukov, D.A.; Zheltikov, A.M.; Bugar, I.; Chorvat, D. Jr.; Chorvat, D.; Beloglazov, V.I.; Skibina, N.B.; Bloemer, M.J.; Scalora, M. [Physics Department, International Laser Center, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119899 Moscow (Russian Federation); International Laser Center, Ilkovicova 3, 81219 Bratislava (Slovakia); Institute of Glass Structure Technology and Equipment, pr. Stroitelei 1, 410044 Saratov (Russian Federation); Weapons Sciences Directorate, US Army Aviation and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama 35898-5000 (United States)

2004-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

147

Anisotropic fiber alignment in composite structures  

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High strength material composite structures are formed with oriented fibers to provide controlled anisotropic fibers. Fibers suspended in non-dilute concentrations (e.g., up to 20 volume percent for fibers having an aspect ratio of 20) in a selected medium are oriented by moving an axially spaced array of elements in the direction of desired fiber alignment. The array elements are generally perpendicular to the desired orientation. The suspension medium may also include sphere-like particles where the resulting material is a ceramic.

Graham, A.L.; Mondy, L.A.; Guell, D.C.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

148

Fiber-type dosimeter with improved illuminator  

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A single-piece, molded plastic, Cassigrainian-type condenser arrangement is incorporated in a tubular-shaped personal pocket dosimeter of the type which combines an ionization chamber with an optically-read fiber electrometer to provide improved illumination of the electrometer fiber. The condenser routes incoming light from one end of the dosimeter tubular housing around a central axis charging pin assembly and focuses the light at low angles to the axis so that it falls within the acceptance angle of the electrometer fiber objective lens viewed through an eyepiece lens disposed in the opposite end of the dosimeter. This results in improved fiber illumination and fiber image contrast.

Fox, Richard J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Fiber-type dosimeter with improved illuminator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A single-piece, molded plastic, Cassigrainian-type condenser arrangement is incorporated in a tubular-shaped personal pocket dosimeter of the type which combines an ionization chamber with an optically-read fiber electrometer to provide improved illumination of the electrometer fiber. The condenser routes incoming light from one end of the dosimeter tubular housing around a central axis charging pin assembly and focuses the light at low angles to the axis so that it falls within the acceptance angle of the electrometer fiber objective lens viewed through an eyepiece lens disposed in the opposite end of the dosimeter. This results in improved fiber illumination and fiber image contrast.

Fox, R.J.

1985-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

150

Fabrication of miniature fiber-optic temperature sensors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of coupling a silica fiber and a sapphire fiber includes providing a silica fiber having a doped core and a cladding layer, with the doped core having a prescribed diameter, providing a sapphire fiber having a diameter less than the doped core, placing an end of the sapphire fiber in close proximity to an end of the silica fiber, applying a heat source to the end of silica fiber and introducing the end of sapphire fiber into the heated doped core of the silica fiber to produce a coupling between the silica and sapphire fibers.

Zhu, Yizheng (Durham, NC); Wang, Anbo (Blacksburg, VA)

2010-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

151

Investigation of brucite-fiber-reinforced concrete  

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Laboratory experiments were made on the brucite-fiber-reinforced concrete composites. Effects of brucite fiber grades and the dosage on flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, sulfate corrosion resistance and the slump, cohesiveness, as well as the water retentiveness were also investigated. Different water reducers were tested. The particle-size characteristics of brucite fibers, the densities of the concrete, and the viscosities of the fiber/water-reducer suspensions were also measured. Results show that proper addition of brucite fibers in concrete can improve the mechanical properties, especially the flexural strength. In the test, the optimum quantity was about 0.5 wt.% of concrete. With the dosage increase of brucite fibers in concrete, the fluidity and the density of the concrete decrease. The performance of the concrete strengths is the collective interactions of the fiber reinforcement and the density reduction. The aspect ratio and the surface area of brucite fibers are the important affecting factors to the workability and the mechanical properties of the fiber concrete. Larger aspect ratios and smaller surface areas benefit the reinforcement. Water reducers with lower fiber suspension viscosities are favorable in improving the workability and strengths of the brucite fiber concrete.

Liu Kaiping; Cheng Hewei; Zhou Jing'en

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Side-emitting fiber optic position sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A side-emitting fiber optic position sensor and method of determining an unknown position of an object by using the sensor. In one embodiment, a concentrated beam of light source illuminates the side of a side-emitting fiber optic at an unknown axial position along the fiber's length. Some of this side-illuminated light is in-scattered into the fiber and captured. As the captured light is guided down the fiber, its intensity decreases due to loss from side-emission away from the fiber and from bulk absorption within the fiber. By measuring the intensity of light emitted from one (or both) ends of the fiber with a photodetector(s), the axial position of the light source is determined by comparing the photodetector's signal to a calibrated response curve, look-up table, or by using a mathematical model. Alternatively, the side-emitting fiber is illuminated at one end, while a photodetector measures the intensity of light emitted from the side of the fiber, at an unknown position. As the photodetector moves further away from the illuminated end, the detector's signal strength decreases due to loss from side-emission and/or bulk absorption. As before, the detector's signal is correlated to a unique position along the fiber.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

153

20 - The use of wood fibers as reinforcements in composites  

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Abstract: The chapter begins by discussing the major characteristics of wood in terms of structure, major chemical constituents and wood fiber production methods, which is followed by the description of major manufacturing processes for wood plastic composites (WPCs). It then reviews the effects of different variables such as the nature of wood flour (particle size, wood species, and wood flour content), filler–matrix adhesion, characteristics of polymer matrix, processing conditions, performance-enhancing additives, and foaming agents on the physical, mechanical, thermal, and durability properties of WPCs. Finally, the chapter discusses future trends in \\{WPCs\\} including new materials, novel manufacturing techniques, and emerging applications.

L.M. Matuana; N.M. Stark

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated fiber placement Sample Search...  

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Bonding for Active Summary: Epoxyless Fiber-to-Submount Bonding for Active Fiber Optoelectronic and Fiber Backplane Applications Don C... Abstract--A fiber-coupled optical...

155

Carbon fibers from SRC pitch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates to an improved method of manufacturing carbon fibers from a coal derived pitch. The improvement resides in the use of a solvent refined coal which has been hydrotreated and subjected to solvent extraction whereby the hetero atom content in the resulting product is less than 4.0% by weight and the softening point is between about 100.degree.-250.degree. F.

Greskovich, Eugene J. (Allentown, PA); Givens, Edwin N. (Bethlehem, PA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Interferometric fiber optic displacement sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method is presented to produce a change in the optical path length in the gap between two single mode optical fibers proportional to the lateral displacement of either fiber end normal to its axis. This is done with the use of refraction or diffraction at the interface between a guiding and non-guiding media to change the direction of propagation of the light in the gap. A method is also presented for laying a waveguide on a cantilever so that the displacement of the tip of the cantilever produces a proportional path length change in the gap by distancing the waveguide from the neutral axis of the cantilever. The fiber is supported as a cantilever or a waveguide is deposited on a micromachined cantilever and incorporated in an interferometer which is made totally on a silicon substrate with the use of integrated-optic technology. A resonant element in the form of a micro-bridge is incorporated in the ridge waveguide and produces a frequency output which is readily digitizeable and immune to laser frequency noise. Finally, monolithic mechanical means for phase modulation are provided on the same sensor substrate. This is done by vibrating the cantilever or micro-bridge either electrically or optically. 29 figs.

Farah, J.

1995-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

157

STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF COMPOSITE LAMINATES WITH EMBEDDED PIEZOELECTRIC FIBERS  

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The actuation of ultrasonic guided waves in a carbon fiber reinforced polymer plate from embedded metal core piezoelectric fibers is studied for structural health monitoring applications. A linear array of fibers embedded at the midplane can generate guided waves transverse to the fiber direction. Finite element simulations show that a significant source influence is associated with the small diameter piezoelectric fibers.

Cliff J. Lissenden; James L. Blackshire; Padma K. Puthillath

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Rugged fiber optic probe for raman measurement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical probe for conducting light scattering analysis is disclosed. The probe comprises a hollow housing and a probe tip. A fiber assembly made up of a transmitting fiber and a receiving bundle is inserted in the tip. A filter assembly is inserted in the housing and connected to the fiber assembly. A signal line from the light source and to the spectrometer also is connected to the filter assembly and communicates with the fiber assembly. By using a spring-loaded assembly to hold the fiber connectors together with the in-line filters, complex and sensitive alignment procedures are avoided. The close proximity of the filter assembly to the probe tip eliminates or minimizes self-scattering generated by the optical fiber. Also, because the probe can contact the sample directly, sensitive optics can be eliminated.

O'Rourke, Patrick E. (Martinez, GA); Toole, Jr., William R. (Aiken, SC); Nave, Stanley E. (Evans, GA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Laser Cooled High-Power Fiber Amplifier  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A theoretical model for laser cooled continuous-wave fiber amplifier is presented. The amplification process takes place in the Tm3+-doped core of the fluoride ZBLAN (ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF) glass fiber. The cooling process takes place in the Yb3+:ZBLAN fiber cladding. It is shown that for each value of the pump power and the amplified signal there is a distribution of the concentration of the Tm3+ along the length of the fiber amplifier, which provides its athermal operation. The influence of a small deviation in the value of the amplified signal on the temperature of the fiber with the fixed distribution of the Tm3+ions in the fiber cladding is investigated.

Nemova, Galina

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Graphene-filled hollow optical fiber saturable absorber for efficient soliton fiber laser mode-locking  

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We demonstrate a novel in-line saturable absorber based on hollow optical fiber (HOF) filled with graphene composite for high power operation of mode-locked fiber laser. Evanescent...

Choi, Sun Young; Cho, Dae Kun; Song, Yong-Won; Oh, Kyunghwan; Kim, Kihong; Rotermund, Fabian; Yeom, Dong-Il

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Characterization of three dimensional fiber orientation in short-fiber composites  

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A mathematical procedure for recovering from image analysis the three dimensional nonsymmetric fiber-orientation distribution in short-fiber composites is proposed. Microphotographs from two orthogonal faces of a composite sample are needed to determine the three dimensional fiber orientation. A simple weighting function is derived to take into account the probability of intercepting fibers at varying inclination angles. The present procedure improves the previous works of other researchers in the following two aspects. First, it can obtain the single-angle fiber-orientation distribution from one micrograph in reference to the normal of the photographed surface. This distribution is often needed in predicting the mechanical and physical properties of short-fiber composites in this direction. Second, no symmetry in fiber-orientation distribution is assumed in the determination of the three dimensional fiber-orientation, which makes the present procedure more practical and versatile.

Zhu, Yuntian T.; Blumenthal, W.R.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

ELECTROSPUN POLYMER-FIBER SOLAR CELL.  

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??A study of fabricating the first electrospun polymer-fiber solar cell with MEHPPV is presented. Motivation for the work and a brief history of solar cell… (more)

Nagata, Shinobu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Estimation of ovular fiber production in cotton  

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The present invention is a method for rendering cotton fiber cells that are post-anthesis and pre-harvest available for analysis of their physical properties. The method includes the steps of hydrolyzing cotton fiber cells and separating cotton fiber cells from cotton ovules thereby rendering the cells available for analysis. The analysis of the fiber cells is through any suitable means, e.g., visual inspection. Visual inspection of the cells can be accomplished by placing the cells under an instrument for detection, such as microscope or other means.

Van't Hof, Jack (Brookhaven, NY)

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Estimation of ovular fiber production in cotton  

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The present invention is a method for rendering cotton fiber cells that are post-anthesis and pre-harvest available for analysis of their physical properties. The method includes the steps of hydrolyzing cotton fiber cells and separating cotton fiber cells from cotton ovules thereby rendering the cells available for analysis. The analysis of the fiber cells is through any suitable means, e.g., visual inspection. Visual inspection of the cells can be accomplished by placing the cells under an instrument for detection, such as microscope or other means. 4 figs.

Van`t Hof, J.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

In Home Networking using Optical Fiber  

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Increased bandwidth requirements for in-home networks create opportunities for optical fiber interconnects. We outline the requirements for in-home networking and discuss the...

Ten, Sergey

166

Carbon Fiber Damage in Accelerator Beam  

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Carbon fibers are commonly used as moving targets in Beam Wire Scanners. Because of their thermomechanical properties they are very resistant to particle beams. Their strength deteriorates with time due to radiation damage and low-cycle thermal fatigue. In case of high intensity beams this process can accelerate and in extreme cases the fiber is damaged during a single scan. In this work a model describing the fiber temperature, thermionic emission and sublimation is discussed. Results are compared with fiber damage test performed on SPS beam in November 2008. In conclusions the limits of Wire Scanner operation on high intensity beams are drawn.

Sapinski, M; Guerrero, A; Koopman, J; Métral, E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Solar Day-Lighting Using Optical Fibers  

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Green lighting alternatives can substantially reduce electricity consumption. Solar day-lighting system, by transporting the concentrated sunlight through optical fibers, has been...

Kumar, Naveen; Patil, Sanket

168

Large Pitch Hollow Core Honeycomb Fiber  

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A new kind of hollow core photonic crystal fiber (HC-PCF) for broadband guidance is introduced. Structural and optical properties of a fabricated example are detailed.

Beaudou, Benoît; Couny, François; Benabid, Fetah; Roberts, Peter John

169

Hollow-Fiber Reverse Osmosis Membranes  

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Hollow-fiber membranes for reverse osmosis desalination are typically of the dense wall ... compact modules and further improve the economics of reverse osmosis desalination.

Mark E. Cohen; Michael A. Grable; Billy M. Riggleman

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Natural Fiber Composites: Retting, Preform Manufacture & Molding...  

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

Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. lm12smith.pdf More Documents & Publications Natural Fiber Composites: Retting, Preform...

171

Natural Fiber Composites: Retting, Preform Manufacture & Molding...  

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

"Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. merit08smith3.pdf More Documents & Publications Natural Fiber Composites: Retting, Preform...

172

Mitigating of Modal Instabilities in Linearly-Polarized Fiber Amplifiers by Shifting Pump Wavelength  

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We investigated the effct of pump wavelength on the modal instabilities (MI) in high power linearly-polarized Yb-doped fiber amplifiers. We built a novel semi-analytical model to determine the frequency coupling characteristics and power threshold of MI, which indicates promising MI suppression through pumping at an appropriate wavelength. By pumping at 915nm, the threshold can be enhanced by a factor of 2.36 as compared to that pumped at 976nm. Based on a high power linearly-polarized fiber amplifier platform, we studied the influence of pump wavelength experimentally. The threshold has been increased by a factor of 2 at 915nm, which agrees with the theoretical calculation and verified our theoretical model. Furthermore, we show that MI suppression by detuning the pump wavelength is weakened for fiber with large core-to-cladding ratio.

Rumao Tao; Pengfei Ma; Xiaolin Wang; Pu Zhou; Zejin Liu

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

173

Correlating Detergent Fiber Analysis and Dietary Fiber Analysis Data for Corn Stover  

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There exist large amounts of detergent fiber analysis data [neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF), acid detergent lignin (ADL)] for many different potential cellulosic ethanol feedstocks, since these techniques are widely used for the analysis of forages. Researchers working in the area of cellulosic ethanol are interested in the structural carbohydrates in a feedstock (principally glucan and xylan), which are typically determined by acid hydrolysis of the structural fraction after multiple extractions of the biomass. These so-called dietary fiber analysis methods are significantly more involved than detergent fiber analysis methods. The purpose of this study was to determine whether it is feasible to correlate detergent fiber analysis values to glucan and xylan content determined by dietary fiber analysis methods for corn stover. In the detergent fiber analysis literature cellulose is often estimated as the difference between ADF and ADL, while hemicellulose is often estimated as the difference between NDF and ADF. Examination of a corn stover dataset containing both detergent fiber analysis data and dietary fiber analysis data predicted using near infrared spectroscopy shows that correlations between structural glucan measured using dietary fiber techniques and cellulose estimated using detergent techniques, and between structural xylan measured using dietary fiber techniques and hemicellulose estimated using detergent techniques are high, but are driven largely by the underlying correlation between total extractives measured by fiber analysis and NDF/ADF. That is, detergent analysis data is correlated to dietary fiber analysis data for structural carbohydrates, but only indirectly; the main correlation is between detergent analysis data and solvent extraction data produced during the dietary fiber analysis procedure.

Wolfrum, E. J.; Lorenz, A. J.; deLeon, N.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

E-Print Network 3.0 - activated carbon fiber Sample Search Results  

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fiber Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: activated carbon fiber...

175

Renewable, Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles: Summary...  

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Renewable, Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles: Summary Report Renewable, Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles: Summary Report This report outlines the final...

176

Lower Cost Carbon Fiber Precursors | Department of Energy  

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Lower Cost Carbon Fiber Precursors Lower Cost Carbon Fiber Precursors 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June...

177

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Carbon Fiber Technology Facility  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Low-Cost Carbon Fiber | Proposal Guidelines Proposal Guidelines Proposals should be no more than 5 single spaced...

178

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites: Pursuing the Promise | Department...  

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Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites: Pursuing the Promise Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites: Pursuing the Promise High-strength, lightweight advanced composites will deliver a...

179

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Carbon Fiber Technology...  

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Presentation given...

180

High power fiber delivery for laser ignition applications  

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The present contribution provides a concise review of high power fiber delivery research for laser ignition applications. The fiber delivery requirements are discussed in terms of exit...

Yalin, Azer P

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview | Department of Energy  

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Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

182

Fiber optic probe having fibers with endfaces formed for improved coupling efficiency and method using same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic probe for detecting scattered light, with transmitting and receiving fibers having slanted ends and bundled together to form a bevel within the tip of the probe. The probe comprises a housing with a transparent window across its tip for protecting the transmitting and receiving fibers held therein. The endfaces of the fibers are slanted, by cutting, polishing and the like, so that they lie in a plane that is not perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the respective fiber. The fibers are held in the tip of the probe using an epoxy and oriented so that lines normal to the slanted endfaces are divergent with respect to one another. The epoxy, which is positioned substantially between the transmitting and receiving fibers, is tapered so that the transmitting fiber, the epoxy and the receiving fiber form a bevel of not more than 20 degrees. The angled fiber endfaces cause directing of the light cones toward each other, resulting in improved light coupling efficiency. A light absorber, such as carbon black, is contained in the epoxy to reduce crosstalk between the transmitting and receiving fibers.

O'Rourke, Patrick E. (Martinez, GA); Livingston, Ronald R. (Aiken, SC)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Fiber optic probe having fibers with endfaces formed for improved coupling efficiency and method using same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic probe is disclosed for detecting scattered light, with transmitting and receiving fibers having slanted ends and bundled together to form a bevel within the tip of the probe. The probe comprises a housing with a transparent window across its tip for protecting the transmitting and receiving fibers held therein. The endfaces of the fibers are slanted, by cutting, polishing and the like, so that they lie in a plane that is not perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the respective fiber. The fibers are held in the tip of the probe using an epoxy and oriented so that lines normal to the slanted endfaces are divergent with respect to one another. The epoxy, which is positioned substantially between the transmitting and receiving fibers, is tapered so that the transmitting fiber, the epoxy and the receiving fiber form a bevel of not more than 20 degrees. The angled fiber endfaces cause directing of the light cones toward each other, resulting in improved light coupling efficiency. A light absorber, such as carbon black, is contained in the epoxy to reduce crosstalk between the transmitting and receiving fibers. 3 figures.

O`Rourke, P.E.; Livingston, R.R.

1995-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

184

Fiber-optic liquid level sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber-optic liquid level sensor measures the height of a column of liquid through the hydrostatic pressure it produces. The sensor employs a fiber-optic displacement sensor to detect the pressure-induced displacement of the center of a corrugated diaphragm.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Carbon Fiber Composite Pyramidal Lattice Structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Carbon Fiber Composite Pyramidal Lattice Structures A Thesis Presented to the faculty of the School the facesheets and the core were created from pre-cured, bi-axial carbon fiber laminated plates. The cores were approach which permits lattice fabrication from high specific strength aluminum and titanium alloys. Carbon

Wadley, Haydn

186

Triangular-profile single-mode fiber  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A low-loss triangular-profile single-mode fiber is reported. The fiber loss at 1.3–1.55-?m wavelengths is below 0.4 dB/km, and its zero-chromatic-dispersion wavelength is 1.402 ?m.

Saifi, M A; Cohen, L G; Stone, J; Jang, S J

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

The Transport Properties of Activated Carbon Fibers  

DOE R&D Accomplishments [OSTI]

The transport properties of activated isotropic pitch-based carbon fibers with surface area 1000 m{sup 2}/g have been investigated. We report preliminary results on the electrical conductivity, the magnetoresistance, the thermal conductivity and the thermopower of these fibers as a function of temperature. Comparisons are made to transport properties of other disordered carbons.

di Vittorio, S. L.; Dresselhaus, M. S.; Endo, M.; Issi, J-P.; Piraux, L.

1990-07-00T23:59:59.000Z

188

Fiber-optic voltage sensor with cladded fiber and evanescent wave variation detection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic voltage sensor is described which includes a source of light, a reference fiber for receiving a known percentage of the light and an electrostrictive element having terminals across which is applied, a voltage to be measured. The electrostrictive element is responsive to the applied voltage to assume an altered physical state. A measuring fiber also receives a known percentage of light from the light source and is secured about the electrostrictive element. The measuring fiber is provided with a cladding and exhibits an evanescent wave in the cladding. The measuring fiber has a known length which is altered when the electrostrictive element assumes its altered physical state. A differential sensor is provided which senses the intensity of light in both the reference fiber and the measuring fiber and provides an output indicative of the difference between the intensities. 3 figs.

Wood, C.B.

1992-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

189

Fiber-optic voltage sensor with cladded fiber and evanescent wave variation detection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic voltage sensor is described which includes a source of light, a reference fiber for receiving a known percentage of the light and an electrostrictive element having terminals across which is applied, a voltage to be measured. The electrostrictive element is responsive to the applied voltage to assume an altered physical state. A measuring fiber also receives a known percentage of light from the light source and is secured about the electrostrictive element. The measuring fiber is provided with a cladding and exhibits an evanescent wave in the cladding. The measuring fiber has a known length which is altered when the electrostrictive element assumes its altered physical state. A differential sensor is provided which senses the intensity of light in both the reference fiber and the measuring fiber and provides an output indicative of the difference between the intensities.

Wood, Charles B. (Lakewood, CO)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Remotely readable fiber optic compass  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A remotely readable fiber optic compass. A sheet polarizer is affixed to a magnet rotatably mounted in a compass body, such that the polarizer rotates with the magnet. The optical axis of the sheet polarizer is preferably aligned with the north-south axis of the magnet. A single excitation light beam is divided into four identical beams, two of which are passed through the sheet polarizer and through two fixed polarizing sheets which have their optical axes at right angles to one another. The angle of the compass magnet with respect to a fixed axis of the compass body can be determined by measuring the ratio of the intensities of the two light beams. The remaining ambiguity as to which of the four possible quadrants the magnet is pointing to is resolved by the second pair of light beams, which are passed through the sheet polarizer at positions which are transected by two semicircular opaque strips formed on the sheet polarizer. The incoming excitation beam and the four return beams are communicated by means of optical fibers, giving a remotely readable compass which has no electrical parts.

Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM); Swift, Gregory W. (Los Alamos, NM); Garrett, Steven L. (Pebble Beach, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Method for preparing polyaniline fibers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Stable, concentrated solutions of high molecular weight polyaniline. In order to process high quality fibers and other articles possessing good mechanical properties, it is known that solution concentrations of the chosen polymer should be in the range from 15-30% (w/w). Moreover, it is desirable to use the highest molecular weight consistent with the solubility properties of the polymer. However, such solutions are inherently unstable, forming gels before processing can be achieved. The present invention describes the addition gel inhibitors (GIs) to the polymer solution, thereby permitting high concentrations (>15% (w/w)) of high molecular weight ((M.sub.w)>120,000, and (M.sub.n)>30,000) emeraldine base (EB) polyaniline to be dissolved. Secondary amines have been used for this purpose in concentrations which are small compared to those which might otherwise be used in a cosolvent role therefor. The resulting solutions are useful for generating excellent fibers, films, coatings and other objects, since the solutions are stable for significant time periods, and the GIs are present in too small concentrations to cause polymer deterioration. It is demonstrated that the GIs found to be useful do not act as cosolvents, and that gelation times of the solutions are directly proportional to the concentration of GI. In particular, there is a preferred concentration of GI, which if exceeded causes structural and electrical conductivity degradation of resulting articles. Heating of the solutions significantly improves solubility.

Mattes, Benjamin R. (Santa Fe, NM); Wang, Hsing-Lin (Los Alamos, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Complete Fiber/Copper Cable Solution for Long-Term Temperature and Pressure  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Complete Fiber/Copper Cable Solution for Long-Term Temperature and Pressure Complete Fiber/Copper Cable Solution for Long-Term Temperature and Pressure Measurement in Supercritical Reservoirs and EGS Wells Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Complete Fiber/Copper Cable Solution for Long-Term Temperature and Pressure Measurement in Supercritical Reservoirs and EGS Wells Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 High-Temperature Downhole Tools Project Description Draka has engaged top academic, national laboratory and industry research scientists to develop the myriad of technical advances required - from glass chemistry to encapsulation metallurgy. Draka will develop the required advances in buffer tubing, cladding, wire insulation materials and cable packaging as well as coordinate activities of other participants. Draka Communications will develop the required advances in glass chemistry, fiber coatings and fiber drawing technologies. AltaRock Energy, Inc., a renewable energy company focused on research & development, will provide well field services and EGS wells for long-term testing and validation of the cable at Geysers, California. Tetramer has been engaged for the required advances in candidate materials for fiber coating and encapsulation technologies. Sandia will provide laboratory testing and validation of Draka's fiber solutions at elevated temperatures, pressures and hydrogen levels. Permatools (a Sandia EGS spin-off) will provide EGS tools to validate the finished cable design and will also coordinate in-well testing. Permatools (a Sandia EGS spin-off) will provide EGS tools to validate the finished cable design and will also coordinate in-well testing.

193

Low Cost Carbon Fiber.pub  

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Carbon Fiber Production Carbon Fiber Production Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Cost Modeling Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 Research Areas Freight Flows Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies Research Brief Background The automotive industry has long been identified by carbon fiber manufacturers as a market with substantial growth potential. When manufactured with carbon fiber as opposed to traditional materials such as steel, automotive parts are able to achieve requisite levels of strength and stiffness with significantly less overall vehicle weight. These potential large reductions in vehicle weight, in turn, afford the

194

Lower Cost, Higher Performance Carbon Fiber  

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David (Dave) Warren David (Dave) Warren Field Technical Manager Transportation Materials Research Oak Ridge National Laboratory P.O. Box 2009, M/S 8050 Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-8050 Phone: 865-574-9693 Fax: 865-574-0740 Email: WarrenCD@ORNL.GOV Lower Cost, Higher Performance Carbon Fiber 14 February 2011 2 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Presentation_name Questions for Today Materials How can the cost of carbon fiber suitable for higher performance applications (H 2 Storage) be developed? H 2 Storage requirements implies Aerospace grade fibers. Can we build off of work previously done for more modest structural applications? To accurately answer: We need to know the minimum performance and maximum cost requirements of the fiber not simply the properties of current fiber.

195

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced dti fiber Sample Search Results  

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results for: advanced dti fiber Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Free-Form Fibers: A Whole Brain Fiber-to-DTI Registration Method Summary: Free-Form Fibers: A Whole Brain Fiber-to-DTI...

196

Conversion of lignin precursors to carbon fibers with nanoscale graphitic domains  

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Lignin is one of the most abundant and inexpensive natural biopolymers. It can be efficiently converted to low cost carbon fiber, monolithic structures or powders that could be used directly in the production of anodes for lithium-ion batteries. In this work, we report processing parameters relevant for the conversion of lignin precursors into electrochemically active carbon fibers, the impact of lignin precursor modification on melt processing and the microstructure of the final carbon material. The conversion process encompasses melt spinning of the lignin precursor, oxidative stabilization and a low temperature carbonization step in a nitrogen/hydrogen atmosphere. To assess electrochemical performance, we determined resistivities of individual carbon fiber samples and characterized the microstructure by scanning electron microscopy and neutron diffraction. The chemical modification and subsequent thermomechanical processing methods reported here are effective for conversion into carbon fibers while preserving the macromolecular backbone structure of lignin. Modification of softwood lignin produced functionalities and rheological properties that more closely resemble hardwood lignin thereby enabling the melt processing of softwood lignin in oxidative atmospheres (air). Structural characterization of the carbonized fibers reveals nanoscale graphitic domains that are linked to enhanced electrochemical performance.

Chatterjee, Sabornie [ORNL; Jones, Eric B [ORNL; Clingenpeel, Amy [National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Magnet Lab), Florida; McKenna, Amy [National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Magnet Lab), Florida; Rios, Orlando [ORNL; McNutt, Nicholas W [ORNL; Keffer, David J. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Johs, Alexander [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Composites of Polystyrene/Wood Fiber, Processing Effect to Creep Resistance  

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In the present work, PS/wood fiber composites were studied in relation to their creep response as to be affected by the incorporation of a silane type coupling agent. Two elaboration variables were also considered in the experiments: wood fiber content and type of composites processing (compression, extrusion and injection molding). A series of weight ratios PS/wood fiber, with and without coupling agent, were prepared, 90/10, 80/20, 70/30 and 60/40. For the compatibilized series, 1% wt of silane coupling agent in relation to the polystyrene weight was employed. The creep tests were performed inside the lineal viscoelastic region at 80 deg. C. A general improvement of the creep resistance for the compatibilized composites was observed independently of the elaboration process. However, the injection molded samples showed by far the lowest deformation with time. This behavior suggests that the high orientation of the fibers generated by the injection molding process, in relation to the extrusion and compression molding, promotes a higher superficial area of treated fiber to be in contact with the PS matrix, which enhances the adhesion and in consequence the resistance to creep.

Romero-Balderrama, L.; Mendoza-Duarte, M. E.; Flores-Gallardo, S. G.; Ibarra-Gomez, R. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados. Miguel de Cervantes 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, 31109. Chihuahua, Chih. (Mexico); Gaspar-Rosas, A. [TA Instruments-Waters LLC. 109 Lukens Drive New Castle, DE 19720 (United States)

2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

198

Ionic-Liquid Induced Changes in Cellulose Structure Associated with Enhanced Biomass Hydrolysis  

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The effects of varying ionic liquid pretreatment parameters on various sources of lignocellulosic biomass have been studied using X-ray powder diffraction, X-ray fiber diffraction, and compositional analysis. Comparative enzymatic hydrolysis and sugar analysis were used to relate the observed changes in cellulose structure to biomass digestibility. In this study, the factor most clearly associated with enhanced biomass hydrolysis is the conversion of cellulose fibers from the cellulose I to the cellulose II crystal phase.

Samayam, Indira P.; Hanson, B. Leif; Langan, Paul; Schall, Constance A. (Toledo)

2011-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

199

Multilayered thermal insulation formed of zirconia bonded layers of zirconia fibers and metal oxide fibers and method for making same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A multilayered thermal insulating composite is formed of a first layer of zirconia-bonded zirconia fibers for utilization near the hot phase or surface of a furnace or the like. A second layer of zirconia-bonded metal oxide fibers is attached to the zirconia fiber layer by a transition layer formed of intermingled zirconia fibers and metal oxide fibers. The thermal insulation is fabricated by vacuum molding with the layers being sequentially applied from aqueous solutions containing the fibers to a configured mandrel. A portion of the solution containing the fibers forming the first layer is intermixed with the solution containing the fibers of the second layer for forming the layer of mixed fibers. The two layers of fibers joined together by the transition layer are saturated with a solution of zirconium oxynitrate which provides a zirconia matrix for the composite when the fibers are sintered together at their nexi.

Wrenn, Jr., George E. (Clinton, TN); Holcombe, Jr., Cressie E. (Farragut, TN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Selective solid-phase microextraction of explosives using fibers coated with the La (III) complex of p-di (4,4,5,5,6,6,6-hepafluoro-1,3-hexanediony) benzene  

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This research demonstrates enhanced capture of explosives on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fibers coated with a metal beta-diketonate polymer, [La(III) complex of p-di(4,4,5,5,6,6,6-heptafluoro-1,3-hexanedionyl)benzene, La(dihed)], compared to PDMS control fibers. SPME sampling was performed in an explosives bunker where the concentration of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) was estimated at less than 3 parts-per-trillion (v/v). Analysis by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry showed an approximate ten-fold enhancement in the quantity of 2,4-dinitrotoluene captured on La(dihed) over the control fiber. La(dihed) sampling also resulted in a strong signal for TNT, whereas this explosive was well below the detection limit (1 pg on fiber) on the control fiber.

Harvey, Scott D.

2008-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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201

2 micron femtosecond fiber laser  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods and systems for generating femtosecond fiber laser pulses are disclose, including generating a signal laser pulse from a seed laser oscillator; using a first amplifier stage comprising an input and an output, wherein the signal laser pulse is coupled into the input of the first stage amplifier and the output of the first amplifier stage emits an amplified and stretched signal laser pulse; using an amplifier chain comprising an input and an output, wherein the amplified and stretched signal laser pulse from the output of the first amplifier stage is coupled into the input of the amplifier chain and the output of the amplifier chain emits a further amplified, stretched signal laser pulse. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

Liu, Jian; Wan, Peng; Yang, Lihmei

2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

202

Fiber optic D dimer biosensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic sensor for D dimer (a fibrinolytic product) can be used in vivo (e.g., in catheter-based procedures) for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke-related conditions in humans. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It has been estimated that strokes and stroke-related disorders cost Americans between $15-30 billion annually. Relatively recently, new medical procedures have been developed for the treatment of stroke. These endovascular procedures rely upon the use of microcatheters. These procedures could be facilitated with this sensor for D dimer integrated with a microcatheter for the diagnosis of clot type, and as an indicator of the effectiveness, or end-point of thrombolytic therapy.

Glass, Robert S. (Livermore, CA); Grant, Sheila A. (Pleasanton, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Effects of hadron irradiation on scintillating fibers  

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Trackers based on scintillating-fiber technology are being considered by the Solenoidal Detector Collaboration at SSC and the D[phi] collaboration at Fermilab. An important issue is the effect of the radiation existing in the detector cores on fiber properties. Most studies of radiation damage in scintillators have irradiated small bulk samples rather than fibers, and have used X-rays, [sup 60]Co gammas, or electron beams, often at accelerated rates. The authors have irradiated some 600 fibers in the Fermilab Tevatron C[phi] area, thereby obtaining a hadronic irradiation at realistic rates. Four-meter-long samples of ten Bicron polystyrene-based fiber types, maintained in air, dry nitrogen, argon, and vacuum atmospheres within stainless-steel tubes, were irradiated for seven weeks at various distances from the accelerator beam pipes. Maximum doses, measured by thermoluminescence detectors, were about 80 Krad. Fiber properties, particularly light yield and attenuation length, have been measured over a one-year period. A description of the work together with the results is presented. At the doses achieved, corresponding to a few years of actual fiber-tracking detector operation, little degradation is observed. In addition, recovery after several days' exposure to air has been noted. Properties of unirradiated samples kept in darkness show no changes after one year.

Atac, M. (Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States) Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States)); Buchanan, C.; Chrisman, D.; Cline, D.; Kolonko, J.; Kubic, J.; Park, J. (Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)); Baumbaugh, A.; Binkley, M.; Bross, A.D.; Finley, D.; Elias, J.; Foster, G.W.; Kephart, R.; Kephart, R.; Kim, C.; Park, H.; Pla-Dalmau, A.; Rivetta, C.; Tkaczyk, S.; Wagner, R. (Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States)); Chung, M.; Goldberg, H.; Jeskik, R.; Margulies, S.; Mendez, H.; Solomon, J.; Vaca, F. (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL (United States)); Kelley, C. (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston, MA (United States)); Baumbaugh, B.; Bishop, J.; Biswas, N.; Cason, N.; Jacques, J.; Kehoe, R.; Kelly, M.; Kenney, V.; LoSecco, J.; Ruchti, R.; Shephard, W.; Warchol, J.; Wayne, M.; Marchant, J.; Mountain, R.J. (Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States)); Davis, D.; Vandergriff, D. (O

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Communication Electric polarization in carbon fiber-reinforced cement  

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Communication Electric polarization in carbon fiber-reinforced cement Sihai Wen, D.D.L. Chung Abstract Electric polarization induced an increase of the measured electrical resistivity of carbon fiber of the cement paste through the use of carbon fibers that were more crystalline, the increase of the fiber

Chung, Deborah D.L.

205

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Carbon Fiber Technology Facility  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Low-Cost Carbon Fiber | Proposal opportunity and how low-cost carbon fiber can facilitate successful entry. Submit completed proposal package and equipment, visit www.ornl.gov/manufacturing. #12;MDF: CFTF Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Proposal Guidelines 2 4

Pennycook, Steve

206

Compact, stable 1 ghz femtosecond er-doped fiber lasers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We demonstrate a high-repetition-rate soliton fiber laser that is based on highly-doped anomalously-dispersive erbium-doped fiber. By splicing an 11-mm single mode fiber to the erbium-doped fiber, thermal damage of the ...

Byun, Hyunil

207

Characterization of Fiber Optic CMM Probe System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report documents a study completed on the fiber optic probe system that is a part of the Werth optical CMM. This study was necessary due to a lack of documentation from the vendor for the proper use and calibration of the fiber probe, and was performed in support of the Lithographie Galvanoformung Abformung (LIGA) development program at the FM&T. As a result of this study, a better understanding of the fiber optic probe has been developed, including guidelines for its proper use and calibration.

K.W.Swallow

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

208

Microbend fiber-optic chemical sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A microbend fiber-optic chemical sensor for detecting chemicals in a sample, and a method for its use, is disclosed. The sensor comprises at least one optical fiber having a microbend section (a section of small undulations in its axis), for transmitting and receiving light. In transmission, light guided through the microbend section scatters out of the fiber core and interacts, either directly or indirectly, with the chemical in the sample, inducing fluorescence radiation. Fluorescence radiation is scattered back into the microbend section and returned to an optical detector for determining characteristics of the fluorescence radiation quantifying the presence of a specific chemical.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Diode pumped alkali vapor fiber laser  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus is provided for producing near-diffraction-limited laser light, or amplifying near-diffraction-limited light, in diode pumped alkali vapor photonic-band-gap fiber lasers or amplifiers. Laser light is both substantially generated and propagated in an alkali gas instead of a solid, allowing the nonlinear and damage limitations of conventional solid core fibers to be circumvented. Alkali vapor is introduced into the center hole of a photonic-band-gap fiber, which can then be pumped with light from a pump laser and operated as an oscillator with a seed beam, or can be configured as an amplifier.

Payne, Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA); Beach, Raymond J. (Livermore, CA); Dawson, Jay W. (Livermore, CA); Krupke, William F. (Pleasanton, CA)

2006-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

210

Diode pumped alkali vapor fiber laser  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus is provided for producing near-diffraction-limited laser light, or amplifying near-diffraction-limited light, in diode pumped alkali vapor photonic-band-gap fiber lasers or amplifiers. Laser light is both substantially generated and propagated in an alkali gas instead of a solid, allowing the nonlinear and damage limitations of conventional solid core fibers to be circumvented. Alkali vapor is introduced into the center hole of a photonic-band-gap fiber, which can then be pumped with light from a pump laser and operated as an oscillator with a seed beam, or can be configured as an amplifier.

Payne, Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA); Beach, Raymond J. (Livermore, CA); Dawson, Jay W. (Livermore, CA); Krupke, William F. (Pleasanton, CA)

2007-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

211

Long-period fiber grating as wavelength selective element in double-clad Yb-doped fiber-ring lasers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Selection of operating wavelength of the Yb-doped fiber-ring lasers using longperiod fiber gratings (LPFGs) is suggested. In the proposed method, customized LPFG that sustains high powers serves as a broad-band rejection filter. It modifies the net gain profile of the laser, enabling the peak gain to occur at a designed wavelength. Spectral range of oscillation between 1050-1110 nm was experimentally demonstrated. This range can be extended to both shorter and longer wavelengths with proper design of the LPFG and length of the Yb-doped fiber. The gratings were inscribed by CO2 laser and the grating period down to 175 ?m was achieved being, to our best knowledge, the shortest reported LPFG period using this technique.

Peterka, P; Dussardier, Bernard; Slavik, R; Honzatko, P; Kubecek, V

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Introduction The Fiber-Lite MI-150 is a 150 Watt quartz halogen fiber optic illuminator designed for general microscopy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Introduction ® The Fiber-Lite MI-150 is a 150 Watt quartz halogen fiber optic illuminator designed for general microscopy use. When used with specialty fiber optic cables the MI-150 illuminator can also Illuminator from the carton and retain the manual and any additional documents. ! Remove the fiber optic cable

Kleinfeld, David

213

The effect of second phase particles in the fiber/matrix interfacial strength of carbon fiber reinforced thermoset composites  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to the failure of the single fiber test specimen prior to saturation in the fiber fragmentation process. The microindentation tests were also unsuccessful due to fracture in the carbon fiber prior to interfacial debond. The fiber push-out test results were twice...

Lu, Chung-Yuan

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

MICROMECHANICS IN CONTINOUS GRAPHITE FIBER/EPOXY COMPOSITES DURING CREEP  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Micro Raman spectroscopy and classic composite shear-lag models were used to analyze the evolution with time of fiber and matrix strain/stress around fiber breaks in planar model graphite fiber-epoxy matrix composites. Impressive agreements were found between the model predictions and the experimental results. The local matrix creep leads to an increase in the load transfer length around the break under a constant load. This increases the chance of fiber breakage in the neighboring intact fibers.

C. ZHOU; ET AL

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Lower Cost, Higher Performance Carbon Fiber  

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Strength; Fiber Format & Manufacturing Methods 1-10 M lbsyr 100M - 1B lbsyr Oil & Gas Deep Water Production Enabler Pipes, Drill Shafts, Off-Shore Structures Low Mass, High...

216

PROJECT REPORT COUPLING OF LIGHT THROUGH FIBER  

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1 PROJECT REPORT COUPLING OF LIGHT THROUGH FIBER PHY 564 SUBMITTED BY: GAGANDEEP KAUR (952549116 size simplifies connections and also allows the use of lower-cost electronics such as light

La Rosa, Andres H.

217

Optoelectronic fiber webs for imaging applications  

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We demonstrate the use of novel visible and infrared light-sensitive optoelectronic fiber in the development of large scale photodector arrays. Unlike conventional point photodetectors these one-dimensional linear photodectors ...

Arnold, Jerimy Reeves

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Fiber to waveguide couplers for silicon photonics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

As silicon photonics enters mainstream technology, we find ourselves in need of methods to seamlessly transfer light between the optical fibers of global scale telecommunications networks and the on-chip waveguides used ...

Montalbo, Trisha M., 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Fabrication of microscale carbon nanotube fibers  

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have excellent mechanical, chemical, and electronic properties, but realizing these excellences in practical applications needs to assemble individual CNTs into larger-scale products. Recently, CNT fibers demonstrate the potential ...

Gengzhi Sun; Yani Zhang; Lianxi Zheng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Fiber coupled optical spark delivery system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A spark delivery system for generating a spark using a laser beam is provided, the spark delivery system including a laser light source and a laser delivery assembly. The laser delivery assembly includes a hollow fiber and a launch assembly comprising launch focusing optics to input the laser beam in the hollow fiber. In addition, the laser delivery assembly includes exit focusing optics that demagnify an exit beam of laser light from the hollow fiber, thereby increasing the intensity of the laser beam and creating a spark. In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, the assembly may be used to create a spark in a combustion engine. In accordance with other embodiments of the present invention, a method of using the spark delivery system is provided. In addition, a method of choosing an appropriate fiber for creating a spark using a laser beam is also presented.

Yalin, Azer (Fort Collins, CO); Willson, Bryan (Fort Collins, CO); Defoort, Morgan (Fort Collins, CO)

2008-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Fiber laser coupled optical spark delivery system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A spark delivery system for generating a spark using a laser beam is provided, and includes a laser light source and a laser delivery assembly. The laser delivery assembly includes a hollow fiber and a launch assembly comprising launch focusing optics to input the laser beam in the hollow fiber. The laser delivery assembly further includes exit focusing optics that demagnify an exit beam of laser light from the hollow fiber, thereby increasing the intensity of the laser beam and creating a spark. Other embodiments use a fiber laser to generate a spark. Embodiments of the present invention may be used to create a spark in an engine. Yet other embodiments include collecting light from the spark or a flame resulting from the spark and conveying the light for diagnostics. Methods of using the spark delivery systems and diagnostic systems are provided.

Yalin, Azer (Fort Collins, CO); Willson, Bryan (Fort Collins, CO); Defoort, Morgan (Fort Collins, CO); Joshi, Sachin (Fort Collins, CO); Reynolds, Adam (Fort Collins, CO)

2008-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

222

Indigestible fiber components as possible internal markers  

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INDIGESTIBLE FIBER COMPONENTS AS POSSIBLE INZERNAL MARKERS A Thesis by BERNARD FREDERICK JACOBS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AQf University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August... 1975 Major Subject: Animal Nutrition INDIGESTIBLE FIBER COMPONENTS AS POSSIBLE INTERNAL MARKERS A Thesis by BERNARD FREDERICK JACOBS Approved as to style and content by: !, /, (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Depar ent) (Member) (Member...

Jacobs, Bernard Frederick

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Fiber optic detector for immuno-testing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A portable fiber optic detector that senses the presence of specific target chemicals in air or a gas by exchanging the target chemical for a fluoroescently-tagged antigen that is bound to an antibody which is in turn attached to an optical fiber. Replacing the fluorescently-tagged antigen reduces the fluorescence so that a photon sensing detector records the reduced light level and activates an appropriate alarm or indicator.

Partin, Judy K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ward, Thomas E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Grey, Alan E. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Fiber optic probe for light scattering measurements  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention is comprised of a fiber optic probe and a method for using the probe for light scattering analyses of a sample. The probe includes a probe body with an inlet for admitting a sample into an interior sample chamber, a first optical fiber for transmitting light from a source into the chamber, and a second optical fiber for transmitting light to a detector such as a spectrophotometer. The interior surface of the probe carries a coating that substantially prevents non-scattered light from reaching the second fiber. The probe is placed in a region where the presence and concentration of an analyte of interest are to be detected, and a sample is admitted into the chamber. Exciting light is transmitted into the sample chamber by the first fiber, where the light interacts with the sample to produce Raman-scattered light. At least some of the Raman- scattered light is received by the second fiber and transmitted to the detector for analysis. Two Raman spectra are measured, at different pressures. The first spectrum is subtracted from the second to remove background effects, and the resulting sample Raman spectrum is compared to a set of stored library spectra to determine the presence and concentration of the analyte.

Nave, S.E.; Livingston, R.R.; Prather, W.S.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber optic probe for light scattering measurements  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic probe and a method for using the probe for light scattering analyses of a sample. The probe includes a probe body with an inlet for admitting a sample into an interior sample chamber, a first optical fiber for transmitting light from a source into the chamber, and a second optical fiber for transmitting light to a detector such as a spectrophotometer. The interior surface of the probe carries a coating that substantially prevents non-scattered light from reaching the second fiber. The probe is placed in a region where the presence and concentration of an analyte of interest are to be detected, and a sample is admitted into the chamber. Exciting light is transmitted into the sample chamber by the first fiber, where the light interacts with the sample to produce Raman-scattered light. At least some of the Raman-scattered light is received by the second fiber and transmitted to the detector for analysis. Two Raman spectra are measured, at different pressures. The first spectrum is subtracted from the second to remove background effects, and the resulting sample Raman spectrum is compared to a set of stored library spectra to determine the presence and concentration of the analyte.

Nave, Stanley E. (Evans, GA); Livingston, Ronald R. (Aiken, SC); Prather, William S. (Augusta, GA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

The effect of irregular fiber distribution and error in assumed transverse fiber CTE on thermally induced fiber/matrix interfacial stresses  

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Thermally induced interfacial stress states between fiber and matrix at cryogenic temperature were studied using three-dimensional finite element based micromechanics. Mismatch of the coefficient of thermal expansion between fiber and matrix...

Zu, Seung-Don

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

227

Optical fibers go nano The manufacture of nanowires from optical fibers provides the longest, most uniform  

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Optical fibers go nano The manufacture of nanowires from optical fibers provides the longest, most uniform and robust nanowires. Most important, the low optical loss associated to small surface roughness and high homogeneity allows the use of nanowires for optical applications and opens the way to a host

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Photocatalytic effects of wool fibers modified with solely TiO2 nanoparticles and N-doped TiO2 nanoparticles by using hydrothermal method  

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Abstract The surfaces of wool fibers are modified with N-doped TiO2 nanoparticles by treating the fibers with tetrabutyl titanate and ammonium chloride under low temperature hydrothermal conditions to obtain wool fibers with photocatalytic functions in the visible light spectrum. The effects of nitrogen and sulfur in amino acids in keratin on the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 particle coated wool fibers are investigated. Changes of various fiber properties such as tensile strength, photocatalytic activity, and self-cleaning performance of untreated, TiO2 coated and N-doped TiO2 coated wool fibers are studied. It is found that N-doped anatase TiO2 nanoparticles with an average grain size of 11.2 nm are synthesized and simultaneously grafted onto the wool fibers. After treatments, the crystallization index of the wool fibers is slightly reduced. The capability to protect against ultraviolet radiation is much enhanced. The performances of photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye and self-cleaning of red wine under both UV and visible light irradiation are endowed. It is also found that wool fibers coated with TiO2 particles without being doped by nitrogen still have apparent photocatalytic reactions and self-cleaning effects under visible light irradiation due to the formation of C-Ti3+, O-Ti3+, and N-Ti3+ bonds between TiO2 and wool keratin on the wool fiber surfaces. Thus wool fabrics might not need to be coated with N-doped TiO2 nanoparticles to realize its self-cleaning effect under visible light. Such important conclusions would provide wool materials with wide applications in clothing and technical products such as wastewater treatment.

Hui Zhang; Zhenwei Yang; Xingtao Zhang; Ningtao Mao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

The dramatic change of the fossil magnetic field of HD 190073: evidence of the birth of the convective core in a Herbig star ?  

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In the context of the ESPaDOnS and Narval spectropolarimetric surveys of Herbig Ae/Be stars, we discovered and then monitored the magnetic field of HD 190073 over more than four years, from 2004 to 2009. Our observations all displayed similar Zeeman signatures in the Stokes V spectra, indicating that HD 190073 hosted an aligned dipole, stable over many years, consistent with a fossil origin. We obtained new observations of the star in 2011 and 2012 and detected clear variations of the Zeeman signature on timescales of days to weeks, indicating that the configuration of its field has changed between 2009 and 2011. Such a sudden change of external structure of a fossil field has never previously been observed in any intermediate or high-mass star. HD 190073 is an almost entirely radiative pre-main sequence star, probably hosting a growing convective core. We propose that this dramatic change is the result of the interaction between the fossil field and the ignition of a dynamo field generated in the newly-born ...

Alecian, E; Mathis, S; Catala, C; Kochukhov, O; Landstreet, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Amine-functionalized task-specific ionic liquids: a mechanistic explanation for the dramatic increase in viscosity upon complexation with CO{sub 2} from molecular simulation  

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The capture of CO{sub 2} from fossil fuel combustion, particularly in coal-fired power plants, represents a critical component of efforts aimed at stabilizing greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. Recently, a series of second-generation task-specific ionic liquids (TSILs) containing amine functional groups have been synthesized and demonstrated to have much higher capacities for CO{sub 2} due to their reactivity with CO{sub 2}, as well unusually high viscosities in both the neat and complexed states. The current work extends the seminal studies of CO{sub 2} capture with ionic liquids (ILs) by providing insight from simulations into the mechanism responsible for the dramatic increase in viscosity upon complexation. Simulations conclusively demonstrate that the slow translational and rotational dynamics, which are manifest in the high viscosity, may be attributable to the formation of a strong, pervasive hydrogen-bonded network. Semiquantitative estimates of the cation and anion self-diffusion coefficients and rotational time constants, as well as detailed hydrogen bond analysis, are consistent with the experimentally observed formation of glassy or gel-like materials upon contact with CO{sub 2}. This has significant implications for the design of new approaches or materials involving ILs that take advantage of these preconceived limitations, in the synthesis or manipulation of new TSIL frameworks for CO{sub 2} capture, and in novel experimental studies of chemistries and dynamics in persistent heterogeneous environments.

Gutowski, K.E.; Maginn, E.J. [University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (United States)

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

231

Activated carbon fibers and engineered forms from renewable resources  

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A method of producing activated carbon fibers (ACFs) includes the steps of providing a natural carbonaceous precursor fiber material, blending the carbonaceous precursor material with a chemical activation agent to form chemical agent-impregnated precursor fibers, spinning the chemical agent-impregnated precursor material into fibers, and thermally treating the chemical agent-impregnated precursor fibers. The carbonaceous precursor material is both carbonized and activated to form ACFs in a single step. The method produces ACFs exclusive of a step to isolate an intermediate carbon fiber.

Baker, Frederick S

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

232

Local Gaussian operations can enhance continuous-variable entanglement distillation  

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Entanglement distillation is a fundamental building block in long-distance quantum communication. Though known to be useless on their own for distilling Gaussian entangled states, local Gaussian operations may still help to improve non-Gaussian entanglement distillation schemes. Here we show that by applying local squeezing operations, both the performance and the efficiency of existing distillation protocols can be enhanced. We derive the optimal enhancement through local Gaussian unitaries, which can be obtained even in the most natural scenario when Gaussian mixed entangled states are shared after their distribution through a lossy-fiber communication channel.

ShengLi Zhang; Peter van Loock

2011-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Gaussian operations can enhance continuous-variable entanglement distillation  

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Entanglement distillation is a fundamental building block in long-distance quantum communication. Though known to be useless on their own for distilling Gaussian entangled states, local Gaussian operations may still help to improve non-Gaussian entanglement distillation schemes. Here we show that by applying local squeezing operations both the performance and the efficiency of existing distillation protocols can be enhanced. We find that such an enhancement through local Gaussian unitaries can be obtained even when the initially shared Gaussian entangled states are mixed, as, for instance, after their distribution through a lossy-fiber communication channel.

Zhang Shengli; Loock, Peter van [Optical Quantum Information Theory Group, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Guenther-Scharowsky-Strasse 1/Bau 26, DE-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Institute of Theoretical Physics I, Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Staudtstrasse 7/B2, DE-91058 Erlangen (Germany)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentric core optical fiber with multiple-mode signal transmission  

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A concentric core optical fiber provides for the simultaneous but independent transmission of signals over a single optical fiber. The concentric optical fiber is constructed of a single-mode or multimode inner optical fiber defined by a core and a cladding of a lower index of refraction than the core and an outer optical fiber defined by additional cladding concentrically disposed around the cladding and of an index of refraction lower than the first mentioned cladding whereby the latter functions as the core of the outer optical fiber. By employing such an optical fiber construction with a single-mode inner core or optical fiber, highly sensitive interferometric and stable less sensitive amplitude based sensors can be placed along the same length of a concentric core optical fiber. Also, by employing the concentric core optical fiber secure telecommunications can be achieved via the inner optical fiber since an intrusion of the concentric optical fiber will first cause a variation in the light being transmitted through the outer optical fiber and this variation of light being used to trigger a suitable alarm indicative of the intrusion.

Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Fiber Delivery of mid-IR lasers  

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Fiber optics for the visible to near infrared (NIR) wavelength regimes (i.e. = 0.42 {mu}m) have proven to be extremely useful for a myriad of applications such as telecommunications, illumination, and sensors because they enable convenient, compact, and remote delivery of laser beams. Similarly, there is a need for fiber optics operating at longer wavelengths. For example, systems operating in the mid-IR regime (i.e., = 314 {mu}m) are being developed to detect trace molecular species with far-reaching applications, such as detecting explosives on surfaces, pollutants in the environment, and biomarkers in the breath of a patient. Furthermore, with the increasing availability of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) which are semiconductor lasers that operate in the mid-IR regime additional uses are rapidly being developed. Here, we describe the development of hollow-core fibers for delivery of high-quality mid-IR laser beams across a broad spectral range.

Kriesel, J.M.; Gat, N.; Bernacki, Bruce E.; Myers, Tanya L.; Bledt, Carlos M.; Harrington, James P.

2011-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot Springs-Garrison Fiber Optic Project  

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Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to upgrade its operational telecommunications system between the Hot Springs Substation and the Garrison Substation using a fiber optic system. The project would primarily involve installing 190 kilometers (120 miles) of fiber optic cable on existing transmission structures and installing new fiber optic equipment in BPA`s substation yards and control houses. BPA prepared an environmental assessment (EA) evaluating the proposed action. This EA was published in October 1994. The EA identifies a number of minor impacts that might occur as a result of the proposed action, as well as some recommended mitigation measures. This Mitigation Action Plan (MAP) identifies specific measures to avoid, minimize, or compensate for impacts identified in the EA.

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1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Fiber Damage in Particle Beam  

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Carbon fibers are commonly used as moving targets in beam wire scanners. The heating of the fiber due to energy loss of the particles travelling through is simulated with Geant4. The heating induced by the beam electromagnetic field is estimated with ANSYS. The heat transfer and sublimation processes are modelled. Due to the model nonlinearity, a numerical approach based on discretization of the wire movement is used to solve it for particular beams. Radiation damage to the fiber is estimated with SRIM. The model is tested with available SPS and LEP data and a dedicated damage test on the SPS beam is performed followed by a post-mortem analysis of the wire remnants. Predictions for the LHC beams are made.

Dehning, B; Kroyer, T; Meyer, M; Sapinski, M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extraction of hemicelluloses from fiberized spruce wood  

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Abstract A novel mechanical pre-treatment method was used to separate the wood chips into fiber bundles in order to extract high molecular weight wood polymers. The mechanical pre-treatment involved chip compression in a conical plug-screw followed by defibration in a fiberizer. The fiberized wood was treated with hot water at various combinations of time and temperature in order to analyze the extraction yield of hemicelluloses at different conditions. Nearly 6 mg/g wood of galactoglucomannan was obtained at 90 °C/120 min which was about three times more than what could be extracted from wood chips. The extracted carbohydrates had molecular weight ranging up to 60 kDa. About 10% of each of the extracted material had a molecular weight above 30 kDa. The extraction liquor could also be reused for consecutive extractions with successive increase in the extraction yield of hemicelluloses.

Shoaib Azhar; Gunnar Henriksson; Hans Theliander; Mikael E. Lindström

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interlayer toughening of fiber composite flywheel rotors  

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An interlayer toughening mechanism to mitigate the growth of damage in fiber composite flywheel rotors for long application. The interlayer toughening mechanism may comprise one or more tough layers composed of high-elongation fibers, high-strength fibers arranged in a woven pattern at a range from 0.degree. to 90.degree. to the rotor axis and bound by a ductile matrix material which adheres to and is compatible with the materials used for the bulk of the rotor. The number and spacing of the tough interlayers is a function of the design requirements and expected lifetime of the rotor. The mechanism has particular application in uninterruptable power supplies, electrical power grid reservoirs, and compulsators for electric guns, as well as electromechanical batteries for vehicles.

Groves, Scott E. (Brentwood, CA); Deteresa, Steven J. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Fiber Bragg Grating Strain, Thermal, and Magnetic Sensors for Smart Structure Applications  

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fiber Bragg gratings,” Troutdale, OR, USA, 1996, pp. 24-in AD072 fibercore fiber,” Troutdale, OR, USA, 1998, pp. 79-

Emmons, Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Optimal Design Refrigeration System for a Mucilage Glue Fiber Factory  

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In a mucilage glue fiber factory, the design of the refrigeration system takes into account the characteristics of mucilage glue fiber production and fully uses the refrigeration compressor heat to economize energy and reduce the production cost...

Tan, C.; Liu, J.; Tang, F.; Liu, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview | Department of Energy  

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Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010...

243

Genetically engineered phage fibers and coatings for antibacterial applications  

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Multifunctionality can be imparted to protein-based fibers and coatings via either synthetic or biological approaches. Here, we demonstrate potent antimicrobial functionality of genetically engineered, phage-based fibers ...

Mao, Joan Y

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Indentation experiments on silica optical fibers Bochien Lin  

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fibers, the intrinsic strength seems close to "perfect" 1 Currently, the standard subcritical crack water, fibers exhibit a lower value of n at low applied stress/long time to failure which shows

Matthewson, M. John

245

Natural fiber reinforced aerated concrete : an experimental investigation  

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The purpose of this study is to compare existing research with aerated concrete and fiber reinforcement to original experiments completed investigating the benefits of adding natural fiber tensile reinforcement to aerated ...

Garbis, Leonidia Maria

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Environmentally benign scouring of wool fibers using mesophile acidic lipase  

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Surfaces of raw wool fibers possess high amounts of greasy substances...Bacillus licheniformis...(MTCC 2618) were produced with the optimum activity levels closer to the room temperature. Scouring of wool fibers ...

D. Saravanan; C. A. Anusuya; Bharathi B. Divya; M. Usha

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Photosensitivity of optical fibers with extremely high germanium concentration  

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Writing and thermal annealing of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) in an optical fiber containing 75 mol.% GeO2 in the core have been studied by analyzing the first three...

Medvedkov, Oleg I; Vasiliev, Sergei A; Gnusin, Pavel I; Dianov, Evgeny M

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Graphene-clad tapered fiber: effective nonlinearity and propagation losses  

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We derive a pulse propagation equation for a graphene-clad optical fiber, treating the optical response of the graphene and nonlinearity of the dielectric fiber core as perturbations...

Gorbach, A V; Marini, A; Skryabin, D V

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Wood-Fiber/High-Density-Polyethylene Composites: Compounding Process  

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Wood-Fiber/High-Density-Polyethylene Composites: Compounding Process J. Z. Lu,1 Q. Wu,1 I. I parameters for the wood-fiber/high-density-polyethylene blends at 60 rpm were a temperature of 180°C

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Microsoft Word - LSN_FiberInstall_CX.docx  

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

- TEP-TPP-4 Proposed Action: Lightspeed Network's Fiber Installation near Pilot Butte Substation Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.7 Fiber...

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Atmospheric plasma advantages for mohair fibers in textile applications  

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In this study, mohair fibers were treated by air and argon plasma for modifying some properties of fibers. The ... SEM images. The results showed that the atmospheric plasma has an etching effect and increases th...

Asl Demir

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Enriched arabinoxylan in corn fiber for value-added products  

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A two-step process is evaluated to separate the hexose component in wet milling corn fibers from the pentose component for production of value-added products. Corn fibers were first pretreated with hot water ... ...

Bin Wang; Biao Cheng; Hao Feng

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Intrinsic Fabry-Perot optical fiber sensors and their multiplexing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An intrinsic Fabry-Perot optical sensor includes a thin film sandwiched between two fiber ends. When light is launched into the fiber, two reflections are generated at the two fiber/thin film interfaces due to a difference in refractive indices between the fibers and the film, giving rise to the sensor output. In another embodiment, a portion of the cladding of a fiber is removed, creating two parallel surfaces. Part of the evanescent fields of light propagating in the fiber is reflected at each of the surfaces, giving rise to the sensor output. In a third embodiment, the refractive index of a small portion of a fiber is changed through exposure to a laser beam or other radiation. Interference between reflections at the ends of the small portion give rise to the sensor output. Multiple sensors along a single fiber are multiplexed using an optical time domain reflectometry method.

Wang, Anbo (Blacksburg, VA)

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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SABIC's Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Material used to Produce the...  

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SABIC's Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Material used to Produce the World's First 3D-Printed Vehicle at IMTS 2014 SABIC's Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Material used to Produce the World's...

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Graphene passively Q-switched two-micron fiber lasers  

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We demonstrate a passively Q-switched thulium fiber laser, using a graphene-based saturable absorber. The laser is based on an all-fiber ring cavity and produces ~2.3?s pulses at...

Wang, Fengqiu; Torrisi, Felice; Jiang, Zhe; Popa, Daniel; Hasan, Tawfique; Sun, Zhipei; Cho, Wonbae; Ferrari, Andrea C

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Femtosecond accumulated photon echo in Er-doped fibers  

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We report the observation of accumulated photon echo in Er-doped fibers. We also demonstrate time reversal and autoconvolution of femtosecond pulses, which suggest that Er-doped fibers...

da Silva, V L; Silberberg, Y; Heritage, J P; Chase, E W; Saifi, M A; Andrejco, M J

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Vibration-insensitive fiber-optic current sensor  

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The measurement of the electric current with an optical fiber sensor can be made insensitive to external vibrations that act on the leading fiber by using a circuit involving a...

Pistoni, Natale C; Martinelli, Mario

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Triangularly phase-modulated optical fiber ring resonator sensor  

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An optical fiber ring resonatory sensor system has been demonstrated by applying a triangular phase modulation signal to a fiber loop. The dynamic range for detection of optical phase...

Chien, Pie-Yau; Pan, Ci-Ling

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Implementation of a fiber-optic delay-line memory  

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The construction and operation of a 50-MHz 64 × 16 bit fiber-optic bit-serial delay-line memory is described. It consists of LiNbO3 directional coupler switches, fused-fiber...

Soukup, T J; Feuerstein, R J; Heuring, V P

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

The use of carbon fibers in wind turbine blade design: A SERI-8 blade example  

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The benefit of introducing carbon fibers in a wind turbine blade was evaluated. The SERI-8 wind turbine blade was used as a baseline for study. A model of the blade strength and stiffness properties was created using the 3D-Beam code; the predicted geometry and structural properties were validated against available data and static test results. Different enhanced models, which represent different volumes of carbon fibers in the blade, were also studied for two design options: with and without bend-twist coupling. Studies indicate that hybrid blades have excellent structural properties compared to the all-glass SERI-8 blade. Recurring fabrication costs were also included in the study. The cost study highlights the importance of the labor-cost to material-cost ratio in the cost benefits and penalties of fabrication of a hybrid glass and carbon blade.

ONG,CHENG-HUAT; TSAI,STEPHEN W.

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufacture of thermoelectric generator structures by fiber drawing  

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Methods of manufacturing a thermoelectric generator via fiber drawing and corresponding or associated thermoelectric generator devices are provided.

McIntyre, Timothy J; Simpson, John T; West, David L

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

262

Flue gas carbon dioxide sequestration during water softening with ion-exchange fibers  

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This study examines the use of ion-exchange fibers (IX fibers) to permanently sequester carbon dioxide present in flue gas into an aqueous phase as calcium or magnesium alkalinity while concurrently softening hard water. The only process inputs besides carbon dioxide (or flue gas) are snowmelt (or rainwater); no other chemicals are required for the regeneration of the IX fibers. Importantly, the process is not energy intensive and carbon dioxide does not need to be compressed to excessive pressures (>150 psi) for efficient use. Sources of carbon dioxide do not require concentration and, therefore, the use of raw flue gas (similar to 17% CO{sub 2}) is feasible with the rate of sequestration governed only by the partial pressure of carbon dioxide. While valid for flue gas obtained from any combustion process (e.g., coal, oil, natural gas, etc.), emissions from oil or gas combustion may be more appropriate for use in the described process due to the absence of mercury and particulates. It should also be noted that the presence of sulfur dioxide in flue gas would not adversely affect the process and may even enhance regeneration efficiency. The only product of the proposed process is an environmentally benign regenerant stream containing calcium and/or magnesium alkalinity. The unique property of IX fibers that makes the proposed process both environmentally sustainable and economically feasible is amenability to efficient regeneration with carbon dioxide and harvested snowmelt. Low intraparticle diffusional resistance is the underlying reason why IX fibers are amenable to efficient regeneration using snowmelt sparged with carbon dioxide; 95% calcium recovery was attained at a CO{sub 2} partial pressure of 6.8 atm. The energy balance for a typical electric utility shows that up to 1% of carbon dioxide emitted during combustion would be sequestered in the softening process.

Greenleaf, J.E.; SenGupta, A.K. [Lafayette College, Easton, PA (United States). Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid flow and heat transfer across an elliptical hollow fiber membrane tube bank with randomly distributed features  

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Abstract An elliptical hollow fiber membrane tube bank (EHFMTB) has better performances while being employed for air humidification. The EHFMTB is populated in a plastic shell to form a shell-and-tube heat exchanger like membrane contactor. The tube bank is always randomly populated in practical applications because of convenience and randomness in the manufacturing process. The fluid flow and heat transfer across a randomly distributed elliptical hollow fiber membrane tube bank (REHFMTB) are investigated. To disclose the influences of the fiber arrangements on the performances, three unit cells containing 20 fibers with different randomly distributions are selected as the calculating domains. A renormalization group k–? (RNG KE) turbulence model with enhanced wall treatment is used for solving the equations governing the momentum and heat transports. The friction factor and Nusselt number across the REHFMTB under various fiber distributions, Reynolds numbers (Re), packing fractions (?) and elliptical semiaxis ratios (b/a) are numerically obtained and experimentally validated. It is found that the comprehensive heat transfer performance is deteriorated for the fluid flow across the REHFMTB.

Runhua Jiang; Minlin Yang; Sheng Chen; Si-Min Huang; Xiaoxi Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Energy Efficiency of Optical Transceivers in Fiber Access Networks [Invited  

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The dramatic growth of Internet traffic is leading to a concern about the future power consumption of the Internet. Energy sustainability of communication networks is becoming a very...

Lee, Ka-Lun; Sedighi, Behnam; Tucker, Rodney S; Chow, Hungkei (Keith); Vetter, Peter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Photonic crystal fiber interferometer composed of a long period fiber grating and one point collapsing of air holes  

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We present an all-fiber interferometer fabricated with a single piece of an endless single-mode photonic crystal fiber (PCF) by an electric arc discharge. By forming a long period...

Choi, Hae Young; Park, Kwan Seob; Lee, Byeong Ha

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of ultrafine carbon fibers possessing a nanoporous structure from electrospun polyvinyl alcohol fibers containing silica nanoparticles  

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Ultrafine carbon fibers with a nanoporous structure were fabricated by the template method using silica nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in fibers of approximate diameter 500 nm, electrospun from an aqueous solution of polyvinyl alcohol, CoCl2, ...

Koichi Sawada, Shinji Sakai, Masahito Taya

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

HANSEN SOLUBILITY PARAMETERS FOR A CARBON FIBER/EPOXY COMPOSITE  

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HANSEN SOLUBILITY PARAMETERS FOR A CARBON FIBER/EPOXY COMPOSITE Hélène Launay* , Charles Medom demonstrated as appropriate for the study of interactions between the materials in composite carbon fiber. INTRODUCTION Fiber-reinforced composites are used in a wide range of applications where high stiffness

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TRANSGENIC COTTON WITH IMPROVED FIBER MICRONAIRE, STRENGTH, AND LENGTH AND  

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483 TRANSGENIC COTTON WITH IMPROVED FIBER MICRONAIRE, STRENGTH, AND LENGTH AND INCREASED FIBER. Keating, N. G. Srinivas, C. Wu and A. S. Holaday Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX G. J. Jividen Cotton Incorporated Raleigh, NC Abstract We set out to use genetic engineering to make cotton crop yield and fiber

Strauss, Richard E.

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ON THE GAGE FACTOR FOR OPTICAL FIBER GRATING STRAIN GAGES  

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of grating and fiber types. KEY WORDS: Fiber-Optic Gratings, Fiber-Optic Sensors, Strain Gage Factor 1 theoretical background. Then, in Section 3, we discuss measurement methods followed by the experimental tests and results in Section 4, before concluding in Section 5. 2. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND Consider an FBG fabricated

Park, Yong-Lae

270

CURE MONITORING AND SHM OF CARBON FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER  

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CURE MONITORING AND SHM OF CARBON FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER PART I : IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS-performance composite materials based on carbon fiber are increasingly used in critical security areas (aeronautics contains a conductor part (carbon fiber) and an insulator part (resin), a model of electrical conduction

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Hybrid carbon fiber composite lattice truss structures T. George a,  

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Hybrid carbon fiber composite lattice truss structures T. George a, , V.S. Deshpande b , H June 2014 Accepted 14 June 2014 Available online 22 June 2014 Keywords: A. Carbon fiber A. Polymer­matrix composites (PMCs) D. Mechanical testing a b s t r a c t Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite

Wadley, Haydn

272

Polymer Communication Fibers from polypropylene/nano carbon ber composites  

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Polymer Communication Fibers from polypropylene/nano carbon ®ber composites Satish Kumara,*, Harit Doshia , Mohan Srinivasaraoa , Jung O. Parka , David A. Schiraldib a School of Textile and Fiber in revised form 26 October 2001; accepted 31 October 2001 Abstract Fibers from polypropylene

Srinivasarao, Mohan

273

Fiber optic hydrophone sensor arrays using low reflectance internal mirrors  

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A new design of fiber optic hydrophone sensor arrays phics. using low reflectance internal mirrors in optical fibers is investigated. The mirrors are produced by fusion arc splicing of two fibers, one of which has a thin film of TiO2 on the end. A...

Lee, Jong-Seo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

274

STABILITY PROPERTIES OF LIGHT PROPAGATING IN FIBER OPTICS  

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STABILITY PROPERTIES OF LIGHT PROPAGATING IN FIBER OPTICS ST´EPHANE LAFORTUNE Summary The study is crucial in applications such as lasers and optical fibers. In this proposal I will focus on a model of fiber optics: the Manakov system. This system consists of two differential equations, that is two

Kasman, Alex

275

A study of micro fiber dispersion using digital image analysis  

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of this dissertation is to investigate the use of texture analysis as a tool to micro fiber dispersion measurement. Micro fiber dispersion can be found in many applications such as in paper and industry powder engineering. Three cases related to micro fiber...

Hendrarsakti, Jooned

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

276

Method for the continuous processing of hermetic fiber optic components and the resultant fiber optic-to-metal components  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Hermetic fiber optic-to-metal components and method for making hermetic fiber optic-to-metal components by assembling and fixturing elements comprising a metal shell, a glass preform, and a metal-coated fiber optic into desired relative positions and then sealing said fixtured elements preferably using a continuous heating process. The resultant hermetic fiber optic-to-metal components exhibit high hermeticity and durability despite the large differences in thermal coefficients of expansion among the various elements.

Kramer, Daniel P. (Centerville, OH)

1994-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

277

Analysis of White Matter Fiber Tracts via Fiber Clustering and Parametrization  

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coefficient" (ADC, trace of tensor) and the "fractional anisotropy" (FA, normalized elongation). Previous], scientific visualization [2] and fiber tracking [3,4,5,6,7,8]. Atlas building and comparison of subject

278

Germania-Based Core Optical Fibers  

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Germania-glass-based core silica glass cladding single-mode fibers (Delta n up to 0.143) with a minimum loss of 20 dB/km at 1.9 µm were fabricated by the modified chemical vapor...

Dianov, Evgeny M; Mashinsky, Valery M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Glass fiber channels laser light to robot  

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Glass fiber channels laser light to robot ... In a demonstration of the technique, a fiberoptic cable carried a laser beam of more than 10,000 W of peak power—400 W average—from a neodymiumyttrium- aluminum-garnet laser to an industrial robot more than 25 yards away. ...

1983-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

280

Dietary Fiber-mediated Mechanisms in Carcinogenesis  

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...decreased availability of total dietary energy. Introduction The protective role of dietary...epithelial-cell renewal. Many pep- tide hormones have been shown to have trophic...colon. Dietary fiber may act to decrease energy availability (59) or act through some...

David M. Klurfeld

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Ribbon Fiber Laser-Theory and Experiment  

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A scalable fiber laser approach is described based on phase-locking multiple gain cores in an antiguided structure. The waveguide is comprised of periodic sequences of gain- and no-gain-loaded segments having uniform index, within the cladding region. Initial experimental results are presented.

Beach, R J; Feit, M D; Brasure, L D; Payne, S A

2002-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

282

Fiber type, meal frequency and colonic cytokinetics  

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The effects of dietary fiber type (cellulose, pectin or oat bran) and meal frequency (gorge or nibble) on colonic short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), in vivo colonic pH and epithelial cell proliferation were examined in male Sprague-Dawley rats...

Zhang, Jianhu

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Differential in vitro cellular response induced by exposure to synthetic vitreous fibers (SVFs) and asbestos crocidolite fibers  

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Differential in vitro cellular response induced by exposure to synthetic vitreous fibers (SVFs the effects of synthetic vitreous fibers (SVFs) on a mesothelial (MeT5A) and a fibroblast cell line (NIH3T3 crocidolite asbestos fibers, SVFs did not induce a significant increase in DNA synthesis. © 2005 Elsevier Inc

Ahmad, Sajjad

284

Long glass fiber orientation in thermoplastic composites using a model that accounts for the flexibility of the fibers  

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Long glass fiber orientation in thermoplastic composites using a model that accounts Mechanical properties of long glass fiber composites, used in various industrial applications, are dependant are explored to predict the orientation of long glass fibers in the concentrated regime that take the flexible

Wapperom, Peter

285

Single-mode fiber, velocity interferometry  

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In this paper, we describe a velocity interferometer system based entirely on single-mode fiber optics. This paper includes a description of principles used in developing the single-mode velocity interferometry system (SMV). The SMV design is based on polarization-insensitive components. Polarization adjusters are included to eliminate the effects of residual birefringence and polarization dependent losses in the interferometers. Characterization measurements and calibration methods needed for data analysis and a method of data analysis are described. Calibration is performed directly using tunable lasers. During development, we demonstrated its operation using exploding-foil bridge-wire fliers up to 200 m/s. In a final test, we demonstrated the SMV in a gas gun experiment up to 1.2 km/sec. As a basis for comparison in the gas gun experiment, we used another velocimetry technique that is also based on single-mode fiber optics: photonic Doppler velocimetry (PDV). For the gas gun experiment, we split the light returned from a single target spot and performed a direct comparison of the homodyne (SMV) and heterodyne (PDV) techniques concurrently. The two techniques had a negligible mean difference and a 1.5% standard deviation in the one-dimensional shock zone. Within one interferometer delay time after a sudden Doppler shift, a SMV unencumbered by multimode-fiber dispersion exhibits two color beats. These beats have the same period as PDV beats--this interference occurs between the ''recently'' shifted and ''formerly unshifted'' paths within the interferometer. We believe that recognizing this identity between homodyne and heterodyne beats is novel in the shock-physics field. SMV includes the conveniences of optical fiber, while removing the time resolution limitations associated with the multimode delivery fiber.

Krauter, K. G.; Jacobson, G. F.; Patterson, J. R.; Nguyen, J. H.; Ambrose, W. P. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave., Livermore California 94551 (United States)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

286

Carbon Fiber Production from a Kraft Hardwood Lignin  

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Lignin is a renewable resource material that is being evaluated for the low cost production of carbon fiber for automotive and other applications. Solvent extraction of a commercial hardwood lignin product yielded a purified lignin free of the contaminants typical of lignins derived from the Kraft chemical pulping of wood. The purified lignin was highly melt-spinnable into fibers, from which carbon fiber was subsequently produced. The lignin has been evaluated in terms of its rheological properties, fiber melt spinning ability, and potential for manufacture of low cost carbon fiber without the need for plasticizing agents or chemical modifications.

Baker, Darren A [ORNL; Gallego, Nidia C [ORNL; Baker, Frederick S [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Lab Breakthrough: Better Fiber for Better Products | Department of Energy  

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Better Fiber for Better Products Better Fiber for Better Products Lab Breakthrough: Better Fiber for Better Products May 2, 2012 - 9:47am Addthis Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have developed a cost-effective method for the continuous production of alpha silicon carbide fiber. The exceptionally strong, lightweight fiber could enable significant performance improvements in many everyday products. Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What could Alpha Silicon Carbide Fibers produce? Lighter and longer-lasting vehicle body structures that are 3 to 6 times stronger than those using steel. Utilities could deploy lighter, stronger power lines. Idaho National Laboratory researcher John Garnier recently took some time to explain how the carbon fibers he and George Griffith invented could

288

Single Nanoparticle Surface Enhanced Fluorescence  

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It is well established that when in close proximity to gold nanoparticles the optical properties of local fluorescent molecules are dramatically altered. When the localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), tuned...

Linden R. Webster; K. Suhling; D. Richards

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Enhanced dielectric-wall linear accelerator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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

1998-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

290

Multi-watt 589nm fiber laser source  

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We have demonstrated 3.5W of 589nm light from a fiber laser using periodically poled stoichiometric Lithium Tantalate (PPSLT) as the frequency conversion crystal. The system employs 938nm and 1583nm fiber lasers, which were sum-frequency mixed in PPSLT to generate 589nm light. The 938nm fiber laser consists of a single frequency diode laser master oscillator (200mW), which was amplified in two stages to >15W using cladding pumped Nd{sup 3+} fiber amplifiers. The fiber amplifiers operate at 938nm and minimize amplified spontaneous emission at 1088nm by employing a specialty fiber design, which maximizes the core size relative to the cladding diameter. This design allows the 3-level laser system to operate at high inversion, thus making it competitive with the competing 1088nm 4-level laser transition. At 15W, the 938nm laser has an M{sup 2} of 1.1 and good polarization (correctable with a quarter and half wave plate to >15:1). The 1583nm fiber laser consists of a Koheras 1583nm fiber DFB laser that is pre-amplified to 100mW, phase modulated and then amplified to 14W in a commercial IPG fiber amplifier. As a part of our research efforts we are also investigating pulsed laser formats and power scaling of the 589nm system. We will discuss the fiber laser design and operation as well as our results in power scaling at 589nm.

DAWSON, J W; DROBSHOFF, A D; BEACH, R J; MESSERLY, M J; PAYNE, S A; BROWN, A; PENNINGTON, D M; BAMFORD, D J; SHARPE, S J; COOK, D J

2006-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

291

Growing Crystaline Sapphire Fibers By Laser Heated Pedestal Techiques  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved system and process for growing crystal fibers comprising a means for creating a laser beam having a substantially constant intensity profile through its cross sectional area, means for directing the laser beam at a portion of solid feed material located within a fiber growth chamber to form molten feed material, means to support a seed fiber above the molten feed material, means to translate the seed fiber towards and away from the molten feed material so that the seed fiber can make contact with the molten feed material, fuse to the molten feed material and then be withdrawn away from the molten feed material whereby the molten feed material is drawn off in the form of a crystal fiber. The means for creating a laser beam having a substantially constant intensity profile through its cross sectional area includes transforming a previously generated laser beam having a conventional gaussian intensity profile through its cross sectional area into a laser beam having a substantially constant intensity profile through its cross sectional area by passing the previously generated laser beam through a graded reflectivity mirror. The means for directing the laser beam at a portion of solid feed material is configured to direct the laser beam at a target zone which contains the molten feed material and a portion of crystal fiber drawn off the molten feed material by the seed fiber. The means to support the seed fiber above the molten feed material is positioned at a predetermined height above the molten feed material. This predetermined height provides the seed fiber with sufficient length and sufficient resiliency so that surface tension in the molten feed material can move the seed fiber to the center of the molten feed material irrespective of where the seed fiber makes contact with the molten feed material. The internal atmosphere of the fiber growth chamber is composed substantially of Helium gas.

Phomsakha, Vongvilay (St. Petersburg, FL); Chang, Robert S. F. (Tampa, FL); Djeu, Nicholas I. (Tampa, FL)

1997-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

292

Low-Cost Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The size and cost of fabricating fiber optic pressure sensors is reduced by fabricating the membrane of the sensor in a non-planar shape. The design of the sensors may be made in such a way that the non-planar membrane becomes a part of an air-tight cavity, so as to make the membrane resilient due to the air-cushion effect of the air-tight cavity. Such non-planar membranes are easier to make and attach.

Sheem, Sang K. (Pleasanton, CA)

2003-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

293

Low-Cost Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The size and cost of fabricating fiber optic pressure sensors is reduced by fabricating the membrane of the sensor in a non-planar shape. The design of the sensors may be made in such a way that the non-planar membrane becomes a part of an air-tight cavity, so as to make the membrane resilient due to the air-cushion effect of the air-tight cavity. Such non-planar membranes are easier to make and attach.

Sheem, Sang K. (Pleasanton, CA)

2004-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

294

Optical fiber sensors for smart materials characterization  

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Optical and optical fiber methods may be used to characterize materials and structures. Their advantages for such applications include their immunity to electromagnetic interference, high sensitivity, resolution and dynamic range, and ability to operate in harsh environmental conditions. This paper describes the application of such methods to the characterization of smart materials and structures during their fabrication, in-service lifetime, and damage and degradation.

Claus, R.O. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Electrical Engineering Dept.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

295

Fiber Optics and Expanded Beam Termini  

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and claddingcore and cladding Core: inner cylinder of doped glass (i.e. Ge); 9, 50, 62.5 m diameter Cladding: outer.5m / 62.5 m corem core Laser OptimizedLaser Optimized POFPOF ­­ Plastic Optical Fiber ·Cladding ­ 125 m ·Acrylate ­ 250 m ·PVC Buffer ­ 900 m ·Aramyd Yarn (Kevlar) ·Outer Jacket ­ 2, 3mm

La Rosa, Andres H.

296

DNA hydration studied by neutron fiber diffraction  

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The development of neutron high angle fiber diffraction to investigate the location of water around the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) double-helix is described. The power of the technique is illustrated by its application to the D and A conformations of DNA using the single crystal diffractometer, D19, at the Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble and the time of flight diffractometer, SXD, at the Rutherford Appleton ISIS Spallation Neutron Source. These studies show the existence of bound water closely associated with the DNA. The patterns of hydration in these two DNA conformations are quite distinct and are compared to those observed in X-ray single crystal studies of two-stranded oligodeoxynucleotides. Information on the location of water around the DNA double-helix from the neutron fiber diffraction studies is combined with that on the location of alkali metal cations from complementary X-ray high angle fiber diffraction studies at the Daresbury Laboratory SRS using synchrotron radiation. These analyses emphasize the importance of viewing DNA, water and ions as a single system with specific interactions between the three components and provide a basis for understanding the effect of changes in the concentration of water and ions in inducing conformations] transitions in the DNA double-helix.

Fuller, W.; Forsyth, V.T.; Mahendrasingam, A.; Langan, P.; Pigram, W.J. [Keele Univ. (United Kingdom)] [and others

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

297

NETL: Mercury Emissions Control Technologies - Enhanced High Temperature  

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Enhanced High Temperature Mercury Oxidation and Enhanced High Temperature Mercury Oxidation and In-Situ Active Carbon Generation for Low Cost Mercury Capture Mercury oxidation phenomenon and the studies of this phenomenon have generally focused on lower temperatures, typically below 650°F. This has been based on the mercury vapor equilibrium speciation curve. The baseline extents of mercury oxidation as reported in the ICR dataset and observed during subsequent tests has shown a tremendous amount of scatter. The objective of this project is to examine, establish and demonstrate the effect of higher temperature kinetics on mercury oxidation rates. Further, it is the objective of this project to demonstrate how the inherent mercury oxidation kinetics can be influenced to dramatically increase the mercury oxidation.

298

Spectrally Enhanced Lighting  

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

November 2007 November 2007 AfterImage + s p a c e 1 Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Brian Liebel, PE, LC Brian Liebel, PE, LC November 29, 2007 November 29, 2007 Federal Utilities Partnership Working Group Federal Utilities Partnership Working Group November 29, 2007 November 29, 2007 29 November 2007 AfterImage + s p a c e 2 Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Spectrally Enhanced Lighting This is not a technology; just a This is not a technology; just a different way to quantify light based on different way to quantify light based on well established scientific findings well established scientific findings Can be used in conjunction with ANY Can be used in conjunction with ANY type of lighting design to gain

299

12/22/2000 State of Art Fiber Optic 1 UTILITY APPLICATION OF  

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12/22/2000 State of Art Fiber Optic 1 UTILITY APPLICATION OF FIBER OPTIC CABLES George G. Karady Fiber Optic 2 UTILITY APPLICATION OF FIBER OPTIC CABLES Utilities are installing fiber optic cables on high voltage transmission lines. Three basic designs employed are: · 1) OPGW (optical ground wire) · 2

300

NASA Enhanced Use Lease  

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Document describes a sample template of an enhanced used lease administered by NASA as part of a power purchase agreement (PPA).

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301

Optical Waveguide Enhanced Photovoltaics  

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Enhanced light to electric power conversion efficiency of photovoltaic cells ?with a low absorbance was achieved using waveguide integration. We ?present a proof of concept using a...

Rühle, Sven; Greenwald, Shlomit; Koren, Elad; Zaban, Arie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Microsoft Word - Bell-BoundaryFiber_CX_2013  

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

Amanda Williams Amanda Williams Project Manager - TEP-TPP-3 Proposed Action: Bell-Boundary Fiber Project Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.7 - Fiber optic cable Location: Spokane and Pend Orielle counties, WA Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA is proposing to install new fiber optic line along 90 miles of existing BPA transmission lines in Spokane and Pend Orielle counties in Washington (see Figure 1). It would extend from Bell Substation in Spokane, WA to Boundary Substation 8 miles north of Metaline Falls, WA. The fiber would be strung on the Bell-Boundary No. 1 transmission line and run through Sacheen and Cusick substations along the route. BPA would install overhead fiber optic cable on existing towers or on fiber optic wood poles where

303

Spectrally tailored supercontinuum generation from single-mode-fiber amplifiers  

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Spectral filtering of an all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser was demonstrated effective for broadband supercontinuum generation in the picosecond time region. The picosecond pump pulses were tailored in spectrum with 1 nm band-pass filter installed between two single-mode fiber amplifiers. By tuning the spectral filter around 1028?nm, four-wave mixing was initiated in a photonic crystal fiber spliced with single-mode fiber, as manifested by the simultaneous generation of Stokes wave at 1076?nm and anti-Stokes wave at 984?nm. Four-wave mixing took place in cascade with the influence of stimulated Raman scattering and eventually extended the output spectrum more than 900?nm of 10?dB bandwidth. This technique allows smooth octave supercontinuum generation by using simple single-mode fiber amplifiers rather than complicated multistage large-mode-area fiber amplifiers.

Hao, Qiang; Guo, Zhengru; Zhang, Qingshan [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Modern Optical System, Engineering Research Center of Optical Instrument and System (Ministry of Education), School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 516 Jungong Road, Shanghai 200093 (China); Liu, Yang; Li, Wenxue [State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, 3663 Zhongshan North Road, Shanghai 200062 (China); Zeng, Heping, E-mail: hpzeng@phy.ecnu.edu.cn [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Modern Optical System, Engineering Research Center of Optical Instrument and System (Ministry of Education), School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 516 Jungong Road, Shanghai 200093 (China); State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, 3663 Zhongshan North Road, Shanghai 200062 (China)

2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

304

Surface enhanced Raman scattering of aged graphene: Effects of annealing in vacuum  

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In this paper, we report a simple method to recover the surface enhanced Raman scattering activity of aged graphene. The Raman signals of Rhodamine molecules absorbed on aged graphene are dramatically increased after vacuum annealing and comparable to those on fresh graphene. Atomic force microscopy measurements indicate that residues on aged graphene surface can efficiently be removed by vacuum annealing, which makes target molecule closely contact with graphene. We also find that the hole doping in graphene will facilitate charge transfer between graphene and molecule. These results confirm the strong Raman enhancement of target molecule absorbed on graphene is due to the charge transfer mechanism.

Wang Yingying; Li Aizhi; Qu Shiliang [Department of Optoelectronic Science, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China); Ni Zhenhua; Zafar, Zainab; Qiu Teng [Department of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China); Zhang Yan; Ni Zhonghua [Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Design and Fabrication of Micro-Nano Biomedical Instruments, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China); Yu Ting; Shen Zexiang [Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371 (Singapore)

2011-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

305

Soliton self-frequency shift in telecommunications fiber  

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When subpicosecond solitons propagate in an optical fiber the soliton self-frequency shift occurs. We have made observations of this effect in standard telecommunication fiber, which show a strong departure from the predicted behavior. This difference is shown to be due to the residual birefringence in the standard fiber. Results are also presented on the power and length dependence and detailed comparisons with numerical simulations are made.

J. K. Lucek and K. J. Blow

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Faceted ceramic fibers, tapes or ribbons and epitaxial devices therefrom  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A crystalline article includes a single-crystal ceramic fiber, tape or ribbon. The fiber, tape or ribbon has at least one crystallographic facet along its length, which is generally at least one meter long. In the case of sapphire, the facets are R-plane, M-plane, C-plane or A-plane facets. Epitaxial articles, including superconducting articles, can be formed on the fiber, tape or ribbon.

Goyal, Amit

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

307

Faceted ceramic fibers, tapes or ribbons and epitaxial devices therefrom  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A crystalline article includes a single-crystal ceramic fiber, tape or ribbon. The fiber, tape or ribbon has at least one crystallographic facet along its length, which is generally at least one meter long. In the case of sapphire, the facets are R-plane, M-plane, C-plane or A-plane facets. Epitaxial articles, including superconducting articles, can be formed on the fiber, tape or ribbon.

Goyal, Amit (Knoxville, TN)

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

308

High conversion efficiency ultraviolet fiber Raman oscillator--amplifier system  

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High efficiency UV frequency conversion by stimulated Raman scattering in a XeCl (lambda = 308-nm) excimer laser-pumped multimode fiber is presented. The system consists of a first piece of fiber as a Stokes generator and a second as a power amplifier. Power conversion efficiencies up to 80% have been measured. Uses of fiber Raman amplifiers in the near UV are also discussed.

Pini, R.; Salimbeni, R.; Vannini, M.; Haider, A.F.M.Y.; Lin, C.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

BN Bonded BN fiber article and method of manufacture  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A boron nitride bonded boron nitride fiber article and the method for its manufacture which comprises forming a shaped article with a composition comprising a bonding compound selected from boron oxide and boric acid and a structural fiber selected from the group consisting of boron oxide, boron nitride and partially nitrided boron oxide fibers, heating the composition in an anhydrous gas to a temperature above the melting point of the compound and nitriding the resulting article in ammonia gas.

Hamilton, Robert S. (Youngstown, NY)

1981-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

310

Characterization of commercial fiber optic connectors - Preliminary report  

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Several types of commercial fiber optic connectors were characterized for potential use in a Sandia designed Laser Diode Ignition (LDI) system. The characterization included optical performance while the connectors were subjected to the more dynamic environmental conditions experienced in weapons applications. The environmental testing included temperature cycling, random vibration, and mechanical shock. This report presents a performance assessment of the fiber optic connectors and fiber included in the characterization. The desirable design features are described for a fiber optic connector that must survive the dynamic environment of weapon systems. The more detailed performance of each connector type will be included as resources permit.

Andrews, Larry A.; Williams, Randy J.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Trillium FiberFuels Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Inc Place: Corvallis, Oregon Zip: 97333 Product: Oregon-based biochemical cellulosic ethanol technology developer. References: Trillium FiberFuels Inc1 This article is a stub....

312

Micromechanical Damage Models for Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

reinforced plastic matrix composite, Material and Design,1995). Failure of fiber composites: a lattice green functionreinforced titanium composites, Composites Science and

Wu, Yi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Mechanism of Type IIA Photosensitivity in Optical Fibers  

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Formation of the type IIA Bragg gratings in germanosilicate optical fibers is studied. A mechanism for the type IIA photosensitivity is proposed which is based on nucleation and...

Shlyagin, Mikhail; Kukushkin, Sergei

314

NASA's Composite Portfolio: Department of Energy Workshop Fiber...  

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Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA 's Composites Portfolio Department of Energy Workshop Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Manufacturing Presented by: John Vickers January...

315

Studying Cellulose Fiber Structure by SEM, XRD, NMR and Acid...  

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Studying Cellulose Fiber Structure by SEM, XRD, NMR and Acid Hydrolysis. Abstract: Cotton linters were partially hydrolyzed in dilute acid and the morphology of remaining...

316

Carbon Fiber and Clean Energy: 4 Uses for Industry | Department...  

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industry. Addthis Related Articles Hexagon Lincoln develops carbon fiber composite fuel tanks that help deliver hydrogen to fleets throughout the country. The company has more than...

317

Spectral characterization of a photonic bandgap fiber for sensing applications  

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We study the measurand-induced spectral shift of the photonic bandgap edge of a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. The physical measurands considered are strain, temperature,...

Aref, S Hashem; Amezcua-Correac, Rodrigo; Carvalho, Joel P; Frazão, Orlando; Santos, José L; Araújo, Francisco M; Latifi, Hamid; Farahi, Faramarz; Ferreira, Luis A; Knight, Jonathan C

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Continuous Processing of High Thermal Conductivity Polyethylene Fibers and Sheets  

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Project to develop and validate a continuous manufacturing process for polyethylene fibers and sheets yielding a thermal conductivity value greater than 60 W/m.K.

319

Existing PON Infrastructure Supported Hybrid Fiber-Wireless Sensor Networks  

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We propose a hybrid fiber wireless sensor network based on the existing PON infrastructure. The feasibility of remote sensing and PON convergence is experimentally proven by...

Yu, Xianbin; Zhao, Ying; Deng, Lei; Pang, Xiaodan; Tafur Monroy, Idelfonso

320

Optical fiber sensor for membrane submicrometer vibration measurement  

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This paper presents an optical fiber sensor for membrane submicrometer vibration measurement. The sensor is designed ultimately for low-cost medical audiometric applications such as...

Prokopczuk, Krzysztof; Rozwadowski, Krzysztof; Aleksandra Starzy?ska, M D; Doma?ski, Andrzej W

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Loading rubidium atoms into a hollow core fiber .  

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??We demonstrate a procedure for cooling, trapping, and transferring rubidium atoms into a hollow core photonic band gap fiber. The atoms are first collected in… (more)

Chu, Yiwen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Validation of Material Models for Automotive Carbon Fiber Composite...  

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Validation of Material Models for Automotive Carbon Fiber Composite Structures (VMM) Libby Berger (General Motors), Omar Faruque (Ford) Co-Principal Investigators US Automotive...

323

Carbon Fiber Pilot Plant and Research Facilities | Department...  

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Pilot Plant and Research Facilities Carbon Fiber Pilot Plant and Research Facilities 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

324

Low Cost Carbon Fiber from Renewable Resources | Department of...  

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

from Renewable Resources Low Cost Carbon Fiber from Renewable Resources 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting,...

325

Glass fiber composition. [for use as thermal insulation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention relates to a glass fiber composition useful for thermal insulation having a low melting temperature and high chemical durability.

Wolf, G.A.; Kupfer, M.J.

1980-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

326

Seismic damage identification for steel structures using distributed fiber optics  

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A distributed fiber optic monitoring methodology based on optic time domain reflectometry technology is developed for seismic damage identification of steel structures. Epoxy with a...

Hou, Shuang; Cai, C S; Ou, Jinping

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

COURSE SYLLABUS OSE 4470 FALL 2014 `FIBER-OPTIC COMMUNICATIONS'  

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of optical fiber communication systems including the optoelectronic devices used in transmitters) Optoelectronic devices used in transmitters, receivers, and multiplexers. 3) Design of the overall communication

Van Stryland, Eric

328

Fiber optic diagnostic techniques for the electrical discharge machining process.  

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??Plasma sparks from an electrical discharge machining phics. (EDM) process were observed using fiber optics positioned the dielectric oil. New measurement techniques were developed to… (more)

Pillans, Brandon William

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Evaluation of the performance of polypropylene fibers on soil stabilization  

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, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Its product name is "Fibergrids". These are one inch long 1000 denier fibers having a specific gravity of 0. 91. Sand (SM) was stabilized with type I portland cement and clay (CL) was stabilized with lime. Moisture-Density tests... for stabilizing clay was 5%. The optimum percentage of discrete polypropylene fibers for stabilizing clay and clay/lime was 0. 3%. The optimum percentage of polypropylene fibers for stabilizing sand and sand/5% cement was 0. 5%. Fibers improved the strength...

Sangineni, Srinivas Meherji

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

330

SORPTION OF PAHS AND COPPER (II) BY ASPEN WOOD FIBERS.  

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??The sorption and desorption of phenanthrene and pyrene on treated and untreated aspen wood fibers were studied to evaluate the sorption mechanisms of polycyclic aromatic… (more)

huang, liyuan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Corn fiber hulls as a food additive or animal feed  

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The present invention provides a novel animal feed or food additive that may be made from thermochemically hydrolyzed, solvent-extracted corn fiber hulls. The animal feed or food additive may be made, for instance, by thermochemically treating corn fiber hulls to hydrolyze and solubilize the hemicellulose and starch present in the corn fiber hulls to oligosaccharides. The residue may be extracted with a solvent to separate the oil from the corn fiber, leaving a solid residue that may be prepared, for instance by aggolmerating, and sold as a food additive or an animal feed.

Abbas, Charles (Champaign, IL); Beery, Kyle E. (Decatur, IN); Cecava, Michael J. (Decatur, IN); Doane, Perry H. (Decatur, IN)

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

332

Method for the continuous processing of hermetic fiber optic components and the resultant fiber optic-to-metal components  

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Hermetic fiber optic-to-metal components and method for making hermetic fiber optic-to-metal components by assembling and fixturing elements comprising a metal shell, a glass preform, and a metal-coated fiber optic into desired relative positions and then sealing said fixtured elements preferably using a continuous heating process is disclosed. The resultant hermetic fiber optic-to-metal components exhibit high hermeticity and durability despite the large differences in thermal coefficients of expansion among the various elements. 3 figs.

Kramer, D.P.

1994-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

333

Advanced Metal Fiber Wall-Flow DPF For Diesel Emission Control...  

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Metal Fiber Wall-Flow DPF For Diesel Emission Control Advanced Metal Fiber Wall-Flow DPF For Diesel Emission Control A new metal fiber wall-flow DPF with up to 99% efficiency and...

334

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING / SEPTEMBER 2000 / 865 CARBON FIBER ADSORPTION USING QUANTITATIVE  

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JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING / SEPTEMBER 2000 / 865 CARBON FIBER ADSORPTION USING carbon fiber (ACF) adsorbents. The DR isotherm parameter, k, depends on the adsorbate as well volatile organic compound adsorbates and activated carbon fiber adsorbents. INTRODUCTION Activated carbon

Cal, Mark P.

335

Detection of low concentration oxygen containing functional groups on activated carbon fiber surfaces through fluorescent labeling  

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Detection of low concentration oxygen containing functional groups on activated carbon fiber of surface functional groups (OH, COOH and CHO) on activated carbon fiber surfaces. The chromophores were rights reserved. Keywords: Carbon fibers; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; Infrared spectroscopy

Borguet, Eric

336

SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION OF PAN-BASED CARBON FIBERS USING XPS, SIMS, AND AFM  

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SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION OF PAN-BASED CARBON FIBERS USING XPS, SIMS, AND AFM by Kris Anne Battleson on Carbon Fiber Surfaces.....................................17 Atomic Force Microscopy on Carbon Fiber Surfaces.....................................21 Numerical Methods...........................................................................

337

Large-pitch fibers: Pushing very large mode areas to highest powers  

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A scalable fiber design for ytterbium-doped high performance fiber lasers and amplifiers will be presented. The working principle of large-pitch fibers (LPF) bases on delocalization of...

Limpert, Jens

338

Glass fiber contamination of cigarette filters: an additional health risk to the smoker?  

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Articles Glass fiber contamination of cigarette filters...cigarette-appearing smoking article labeled Eclipse with glass fibers, fragments, and particles. Eclipse...insulated and bound with two wrapping mats of glass fibers. Recently, Eclipse has been modified...

J L Pauly; H J Lee; E L Hurley; K M Cummings; J D Lesses; R J Streck

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Workshop  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

A workshop on Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Manufacturing (held January 13, 2014, in Arlington, VA) brought together stakeholders from industry and academia to discuss manufacturing of composites. The workshop explored emerging FRP composite market applications in clean energy and barriers to the development and widespread commercial use of these lightweight, high-strength and high-stiffness materials. Improving the manufacturing speed and quality-and reducing their manufacturing costs-could accelerate their use in automotive, wind, compressed gas storage and other clean energy and industrial applications.

340

A cantilever optical-fiber accelerometer  

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A simple fiber-optic acceleration sensor has been designed and evaluated. It is an amplitude-modulation sensor, which employs inexpensive electronic instrumentation. The construction and technology of the sensor are presented. The influence of some construction parameters on sensor characteristics has been considered and measured. It is proved that simple construction modifications allow some sensor parameters to be tuned. The sensor characteristic is nonlinear. The amplitude-modulation depth reaches 50% at an acceleration of 250 m/s2 for a cantilever length of 40 mm. The maximum operating frequency is dependent on cantilever length and for length 20 mm is 125 Hz.

Jerzy Kalenik; Ryszard Paj?k

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Programmable optic-fiber delay line  

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. It can supply up to 2 Amp continuous output current with an output short circuit. The thermo-electric cooler (TEC) from Marlow Industries, Inc. can heat or cool material depending on the direction of the electric current driving it. The two input... the fusion. 16 Optical Fiber Electrode V-groove Fig. 5 Basic configuration of electric arc fusion splicer. In order to better understand the fusion process used in fabrication of the Mach-Zender interferometer, especially the available SIECOR model m...

Fang, Shin-Puu

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Carbon Enhanced VRLA Batteries - David Enos, SNL  

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Carbon-Enhanced VRLA Carbon-Enhanced VRLA Batteries September 27, 2012 David G. Enos, Summer R. Ferreira Sandia National Laboratories Rod Shane East Penn Manufacturing SAND2012-7857C Carbon Enhanced VRLA Batteries  Pb-Acid batteries are inexpensive, but have a poor cycle life when subjected to high-rate, partial state of charge (HRPSoC) operating conditions.  The addition of some carbon materials have been demonstrated to dramatically improve the cycle life, enabling use of VRLA batteries under HRPSoC conditions.  Some additions enhance, others detract... not clear why.  The overall goal of this work is to quantitatively define the role that carbon plays in extending the cycle life of a VRLA battery. 2 The Advanced VRLA Battery  Recently, there have been several manners in which carbon has been added to a Pb-

343

Ultraviolet Resonant Raman Enhancements in the Detection of Explosives  

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Raman-based spectroscopy is potentially militarily useful for standoff detection of high explosives. Normal (non-resonance) and resonance Raman spectroscopies are both light scattering techniques that use a laser to measure the vibrational spectrum of a sample. In resonance Raman, the laser is tuned to match the wavelength of a strong electronic absorbance in the molecule of interest, whereas, in normal Raman the laser is not tuned to any strong electronic absorbance bands. The selection of appropriate excitation wavelengths in resonance Raman can result in a dramatic increase in the Raman scattering efficiency of select band(s) associated with the electronic transition. Other than the excitation wavelength, however, resonance Raman is performed experimentally the same as normal Raman. In these studies, normal and resonance Raman spectral signatures of select solid high explosive (HE) samples and explosive precursors were collected at 785 nm, 244 nm and 229 nm. Solutions of PETN, TNT, and explosive precursors (DNT & PNT) in acetonitrile solvent as an internal Raman standard were quantitatively evaluated using ultraviolet resonance Raman (UVRR) microscopy and normal Raman spectroscopy as a function of power and select excitation wavelengths. Use of an internal standard allowed resonance enhancements to be estimated at 229 nm and 244 nm. Investigations demonstrated that UVRR provided {approx}2000-fold enhancement at 244 nm and {approx}800-fold improvement at 229 nm while PETN showed a maximum of {approx}25-fold at 244 nm and {approx}190-fold enhancement at 229 nm solely from resonance effects when compared to normal Raman measurements. In addition to the observed resonance enhancements, additional Raman signal enhancements are obtained with ultraviolet excitation (i.e., Raman scattering scales as !4 for measurements based on scattered photons). A model, based partly on the resonance Raman enhancement results for HE solutions, is presented for estimating Raman enhancements for solid HE samples.

Short, B J; Carter, J C; Gunter, D; Hovland, P; Jagode, H; Karavanic, K; Marin, G; Mellor-Crummey, J; Moore, S; Norris, B; Oliker, L; Olschanowsky, C; Roth, P C; Schulz, M; Shende, S; Snavely, A; Spear, W

2009-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

344

Influence of Lignin modification on PAN-Lignin copolymers as potential carbon fiber precursors.  

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??Carbon fiber based polymer composites have been recognized as advanced materials for structural applications. The unique reinforcing abilities of carbon fibers with their combination of… (more)

Ramasubramanian, Gauri

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Properties and mechanism on flexural fatigue of polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete containing slag  

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Properties and mechanism were investigated on flexural fatigue of concrete containing polypropylene fibers and ground granulated blast furnace slag(GGBFS). Four polypropylene fibers’ volume fractions and five ...

Huili Zhang ???; Kanliang Tian

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Stabilized dual-wavelength fiber-optic interferometer for vibration measurement  

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A stabilized fiber-optic interferometer was developed for vibration measurement by using two laser diodes of different wavelengths and one polarization-maintaining fiber. Passive...

Wright, O B

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Low Cost Carbon Fiber Research in the LM Materials Program Overview...  

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

Carbon Fiber Research in the LM Materials Program Overview Low Cost Carbon Fiber Research in the LM Materials Program Overview 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies...

348

Scale Up of Novel, Low-Cost Carbon Fibers Leading to High-Volume...  

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More Documents & Publications CX-009154: Categorical Exclusion Determination Low Cost Carbon Fiber Research in the LM Materials Program Overview Carbon Fiber Technology...

349

Low-Cost Carbon-Fiber Integration / Users Facility and Commercializati...  

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Low-Cost Carbon-Fiber Integration Users Facility and Commercialization of Textile Precursors Low-Cost Carbon-Fiber Integration Users Facility and Commercialization of Textile...

350

Spatially Multiplexed Fiber-optic Microscopy for Simultaneous Imaging of Multiple Brain Regions  

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Spatially multiplexed fiber-optic imager is experimentally demonstrated. Our system utilizes a trifurcated fiber bundles for real-time brain imaging in 3 different areas.

Cha, Jaepyeong; Kang, Jin U

351

E-Print Network 3.0 - absolute fiber optic Sample Search Results  

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Index Terms--Characterization, fiber-arrays, optical fiber, op- tical waveguides, optoelectronic... large numbers of input and output channels that require precisely aligned ......

352

E-Print Network 3.0 - artificial fiber spinning Sample Search...  

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Design of a Hybrid STMSNOM for Spintronics & OptoelectronicsSpintronics & Optoelectronics the Interiorthe Interior Summary: -field optical fiber Far-field optical fiber...

353

High-Efficiency Solar Cogeneration with TPV & Fiber-Optic Daylighting...  

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High-Efficiency Solar Cogeneration with TPV & Fiber-Optic Daylighting High-Efficiency Solar Cogeneration with TPV & Fiber-Optic Daylighting Lead Performer: Creative Light Source,...

354

Designed amyloid fibers as materials for selective carbon dioxide capture  

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Designed amyloid fibers as materials for selective carbon dioxide capture Dan Lia,b,c,1 , Hiroyasu demonstrate that amyloids, self-assembling protein fibers, are effective for selective carbon dioxide capture formation rate is fast enough to capture carbon dioxide by dynamic separation, undiminished by the presence

355

THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE SYNAPSES OF A SINGLE MOTOR FIBER  

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A favorable preparation for the study of properties of simple synapses is provided by the giant fiber system of the crayfish, Cambarus. Previous anatomical and physiological studies (Johnson, 1924, 1926; Wiersma, 1947) have shown that certain motor fibers in the third roots of the abdominal ganglia

C. A. G. Wiersma; R. S. Turner

356

Properties study of cotton stalk fiber/gypsum composite  

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This manuscript addresses treating cotton stalk fiber surface with styrene acrylic emulsion, which improves the interfacial combined state of cotton stalk fiber/gypsum composite effectively and improves its mechanical properties notably. Mixes less slag, ordinary Portland cement, etc., to modify gypsum base. The electron microscope was utilized to analyze and research on the effect on composite properties of the abovementioned mixtures.

Li Guozhong; Yu Yanzhen; Zhao Zhongjian; Li Jianquan; Li Changchun

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Upper Midwest Food, Fuel and Fiber Network Tour  

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2nd Annual Upper Midwest Food, Fuel and Fiber Network Tour Aug. 31 ­ Sept. 2, 2010 #12;Tuesday, fuel, and fiber research. 8:15 p.m. Adjourn to University Plaza Hotel www.uphwl.com #12;Wednesday.m. Controlled Sub-Surface Drainage Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Department of Agronomy 2:00 p.m. Algae Wheel (Sewage

358

The CHORUS scintillating fiber tracker and its monitoring systems  

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A scintillating fiber tracker system consisting of more than one million fibers has been successfully constructed and made operational for the CERN WA95/CHORUS experiment. The design and construction of the tracker system as well as its opto-electronic readout are described. The performance of the detector with high energy muons is presented.

Annis, P; Brooijmans, G; Brunner, J; Dupraz, J P; Dupont, J; Fabre, Jean-Paul; Favart, D; Flegel, Wilfried; Frekers, D; Grégoire, G; Gruwé, M; Hérin, J; Höpfner, K; Kobayashi, M; Konijn, J; Kozaki, T; Lamonte, P; Lemaître, V; Lendermann, P; Macina, Daniela; Meijer-Drees, R; Michel, L; Mommaert, C; Nakamura, K; Nakamura, M; Nakano, T; Nappey, P; Niwa, K; Niu, E; Panman, J; Pintus, R; Riccardi, F; Reynaud, S; Rondeshagen, D; Sato, O; Stefanini, G; Van Beek, G; Van der Donckt, M; Vilain, P; Weinheimer, C; Wilquet, G; Winter, Klaus; Wong, H T

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Extrinsic fiber optic displacement sensors and displacement sensing systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An extrinsic Fizeau fiber optic sensor comprises a single-mode fiber, used as an input/output fiber, and a multimode fiber, used purely as a reflector, to form an air gap within a silica tube that acts as a Fizeau cavity. The Fresnel reflection from the glass/air interface at the front of the air gap (reference reflection) and the reflection from the air/glass interface at the far end of the air gap (sensing reflection) interfere in the input/output fiber. The two fibers are allowed to move in the silica tube, and changes in the air gap length cause changes in the phase difference between the reference reflection and the sensing reflection. This phase difference is observed as changes in intensity of the light monitored at the output arm of a fused biconical tapered coupler. The extrinsic Fizeau fiber optic sensor behaves identically whether it is surface mounted or embedded, which is unique to the extrinsic sensor in contrast to intrinsic Fabry-Perot sensors. The sensor may be modified to provide a quadrature phase shift extrinsic Fizeau fiber optic sensor for the detection of both the amplitude and the relative polarity of dynamically varying strain. The quadrature light signals may be generated by either mechanical or optical means. A plurality of the extrinsic sensors may connected in cascade and multiplexed to allow monitoring by a single analyzer.

Murphy, Kent A. (Roanoke, VA); Gunther, Michael F. (Blacksburg, VA); Vengsarkar, Ashish M. (Scotch Plains, NJ); Claus, Richard O. (Christiansburg, VA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Revealing the Substructure of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Fibers  

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To secure the fiber and avoid charging in the SEM, the needle was filled with a conductive silver paint (Leitsilber 200, Ted Pella) before the fiber was mounted. ... (16)?Vigolo, B.; Penicaud, A.; Coulon, C.; Sauder, C.; Pailler, R.; Journet, C.; Bernier, P.; Poulin, P. Science 2000, 290, 1331?1334. ...

Yuhuang Wang; Lars M. Ericson; Carter Kittrell; Myung Jong Kim; Hongwei Shan; Hua Fan; Steve Ripley; Sivarajan Ramesh; Robert H. Hauge; W. Wade Adams; Matteo Pasquali; Richard E. Smalley

2005-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Method for forming hermetic coatings for optical fibers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for forming hermetic coatings on optical fibers by hot filament assisted chemical vapor deposition advantageously produces a desirable coating while maintaining the pristine strength of the pristine fiber. The hermetic coatings may be formed from a variety of substances, such as, for example, boron nitride and carbon.

Michalske, Terry A. (P.O. Box 1042, Cedar Crest, NM 87008); Rye, Robert R. (1304 Espanola NE., Albuquerque, NM 87110); Smith, William L. (9916 Fostoria Rd., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Broadband Photodetector Based on Carbon Nanotube Fibers Simon Lee,1  

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UG-30 Broadband Photodetector Based on Carbon Nanotube Fibers Simon Lee,1 Xuan Wang absorption properties of the carbon nanotube fibers generate a thermal distribution across the length of applications of carbon nanotubes has been constantly expanding since its inception. From being a copper wire

363

Developments in Oxide Fiber Composites Frank W. Zokw  

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are contingent on the development of durable high-per- formance ceramic composites. With recent discoveries, and toughness, continuous-fiber ceramic composites (CFCCs) offer the greatest potential for enabling elevations that are volatilized by oxidation after composite fabrica- tion, leaving a narrow gap at the fiber­matrix boundary (Fig

Zok, Frank

364

Fiber Depolymerization M. S. Turner,* G. Agarwal,y  

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in the pathology of sickle cell disease. If sickle hemoglobin fibers fail to depolymerize fully during passage that depolymerization processes are now believed to play an important role in sickle cell disease and may even- strated the feasibility of measuring the depolymerization of individual sickle cell fibers (3). New

Turner, Matthew

365

High Average Power, High Energy Short Pulse Fiber Laser System  

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Recently continuous wave fiber laser systems with output powers in excess of 500W with good beam quality have been demonstrated [1]. High energy, ultrafast, chirped pulsed fiber laser systems have achieved record output energies of 1mJ [2]. However, these high-energy systems have not been scaled beyond a few watts of average output power. Fiber laser systems are attractive for many applications because they offer the promise of high efficiency, compact, robust systems that are turn key. Applications such as cutting, drilling and materials processing, front end systems for high energy pulsed lasers (such as petawatts) and laser based sources of high spatial coherence, high flux x-rays all require high energy short pulses and two of the three of these applications also require high average power. The challenge in creating a high energy chirped pulse fiber laser system is to find a way to scale the output energy while avoiding nonlinear effects and maintaining good beam quality in the amplifier fiber. To this end, our 3-year LDRD program sought to demonstrate a high energy, high average power fiber laser system. This work included exploring designs of large mode area optical fiber amplifiers for high energy systems as well as understanding the issues associated chirped pulse amplification in optical fiber amplifier systems.

Messerly, M J

2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

366

Fiber-optic oxygen sensor using molybdenum chloride cluster luminescence  

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Fiber-optic oxygen sensor using molybdenum chloride cluster luminescence Ruby N. Ghosh,a) Gregory L on a reflection-mode fiber-optic oxygen sensor based on the 3 O2 quenching of the red emission from hexanuclear molybdenum chloride clusters. Measurements of the probe operating in a 0%­21% gaseous oxygen environment have

Ghosh, Ruby N.

367

Grizzly Substation Fiber Optics : Environmental Assessment.  

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This notice announces BPA`s decision to construct, operate, and maintain the Grizzly Substation Fiber Optic Project (Project). This Project is part of a continuing effort by BPA to complete a regionwide upgrade of its existing telecommunications system. The US Forest Service and BPA jointly prepared the Grizzly Substation Fiber Optic Project Environmental Assessment (EA) (DOE/EA-1241) evaluating the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action, the Underground Installation Alternative, and the No Action Alternative. Based on the analysis in the EA, the US Forest Service and BPA have determined that the Proposed Action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required and BPA is issuing this FONSI. The US Forest Service has separately issued a FONSI and Decision Notice authorizing BPA to construct, operate, and maintain the Project within the Crooked River National Grassland (Grassland).

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Aging Enhances Indirect Flight Muscle Fiber Performance yet Decreases Flight Ability in Drosophila  

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from the whole organism to the actomyosin cross-bridge. Median-aged (49-day-old) flies were flight deterioration compared with young (3-day-old) flies. Old (56-day- old) flies were unable to beat their wings that the observed protein composition changes in the connecting filaments, which anchor the thick filaments to the Z-disk

Vigoreaux, Jim O.

369

Microsoft Word - CX- Eugene Substation Fiber_130520.docx  

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

3 3 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Jonathan Toobian Project Manager - TPC-TPP-4 Proposed Action: Eugene Substation Fiber Interconnection Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B 4.7 Fiber Optic Cable Location: Eugene, Lane County, Oregon Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes allowing Light Speed Networks (LSN) to interconnect with its existing fiber optic network at BPA's Eugene substation in Lane County, Oregon. To interconnect to BPA's fiber network, LSN would install two new below ground fiber optic vaults within BPA's existing right-of-way. The first vault would be installed on BPA fee-owned land immediately south of the existing substation entrance, while the second vault

370

Microsoft Word - CX-Midway-Vantage-Fiber.doc  

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2, 2011 2, 2011 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Chad Hamel Project Manager - TEP-TPP-1 Proposed Action: Midway Area Fiber Project Budget Information: Work Order 00224734, Task 3 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.7 Adding fiber optic cable to transmission structures or burying fiber optic cable in existing transmission line rights-of-way. Location: Grant and Benton Counties, Washington Township 13 North, Range 24 East, Sections 2, 11, and 14 Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to install about 1.5 miles of aerial fiber optic cable on the existing Midway-Rocky Ford No.1 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The new fiber

371

Microsoft Word - SilverCreek-Fiber-CX.doc  

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John Brank John Brank Customer Service Engineer - TPC-OLYMPIA Proposed Action: Silver Creek Substation fiber project Budget Information: Work Order 253198, Task 03 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.7 Adding fiber optic cable to transmission structures or burying fiber optic cable in existing transmission line rights of way. Locations: Silver Creek Substation, Lewis County, Washington (T12N R2E SEC17) Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to connect a fiber optic cable from an existing Lewis County PUD transmission line into the BPA Silver Creek Substation in Lewis County, Washington. The fiber project is needed to increase transmission system

372

A Fiber Interferometer for the Magnetized Shock Experiment  

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The Magnetized Shock Experiment (MSX) at Los Alamos National Laboratory requires remote diagnostics of plasma density. Laser interferometry can be used to determine the line-integrated density of the plasma. A multi-chord heterodyne fiber optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer is being assembled and integrated into the experiment. The advantage of the fiber coupling is that many different view chords can be easily obtained by simply moving transmit and receive fiber couplers. Several such fiber sets will be implemented to provide a time history of line-averaged density for several chords at once. The multiple chord data can then be Abel inverted to provide radially resolved spatial profiles of density. We describe the design and execution of this multiple fiber interferometer.

Yoo, Christian [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

373

Laser preheat enhanced ignition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for enhancing fuel ignition performance by preheating the fuel with laser light at a wavelength that is absorbable by the fuel prior to ignition with a second laser is provided.

Early, James W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Laser preheat enhanced ignition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for enhancing fuel ignition performance by preheating the fuel with laser light at a wavelength that is absorbable by the fuel prior to ignition with a second laser is provided. 11 figs.

Early, J.W.

1999-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

375

Technical Report Technologically Enhanced  

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.......................................................................................1-6 Geology and Distribution of Uranium................................................ ..........1Technical Report on Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials from Uranium of Mines and Geology, and William Chenoweth. EPA is especially appreciative of the comments provided

376

Molecularly imprinted polymer coated solid-phase microextraction fibers for determination of Sudan I–IV dyes in hot chili powder and poultry feed samples  

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In this research, a novel strategy was developed to prepare molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) coated solid-phase microextraction fibers on a large scale with Sudan I as template and stainless steel fibers as substrate. More than 20 fibers could be obtained in one glass tube, and the efficiency and coating repeatability were enhanced remarkably in contrast with the yield of only one fiber in our previous works. The obtained MIP-coated stainless steel fibers were characterized by homogeneous and highly cross-linked coating, good chemical and thermal stabilities, high extraction capacities, and specific selectivities to Sudan I–IV dyes. Based on the systemic optimization of extraction conditions, a simple and cost-effective method based on the coupling of MIP-coated SPME with high-performance liquid chromatography was developed for the fast and selective determination of trace Sudan I–IV dyes in hot chili powder and poultry feed samples. The limits of detection of Sudan I–IV dyes were within 2.5–4.6 ng g?1, and the spiked recoveries were in the range of 86.3–96.3% for hot chili powder sample and 84.6–97.4% for poultry feed sample.

Xiaogang Hu; Quanlin Cai; Yanan Fan; Tingting Ye; Yujuan Cao; Changjuan Guo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Nano-yarn carbon nanotube fiber based enzymatic glucose biosensor  

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A novel brush-like electrode based on carbon nanotube (CNT) nano-yarn fiber has been designed for electrochemical biosensor applications and its efficacy as an enzymatic glucose biosensor demonstrated. The CNT nano-yarn fiber was spun directly from a chemical-vapor-deposition (CVD) gas flow reaction using a mixture of ethanol and acetone as the carbon source and an iron nano-catalyst. The fiber, 28  µm in diameter, was made of bundles of double walled CNTs (DWNTs) concentrically compacted into multiple layers forming a nano-porous network structure. Cyclic voltammetry study revealed a superior electrocatalytic activity for CNT fiber compared to the traditional Pt–Ir coil electrode. The electrode end tip of the CNT fiber was freeze-fractured to obtain a unique brush-like nano-structure resembling a scale-down electrical 'flex', where glucose oxidase (GOx) enzyme was immobilized using glutaraldehyde crosslinking in the presence of bovine serum albumin (BSA). An outer epoxy-polyurethane (EPU) layer was used as semi-permeable membrane. The sensor function was tested against a standard reference electrode. The sensitivities, linear detection range and linearity for detecting glucose for the miniature CNT fiber electrode were better than that reported for a Pt–Ir coil electrode. Thermal annealing of the CNT fiber at 250?°C for 30 min prior to fabrication of the sensor resulted in a 7.5 fold increase in glucose sensitivity. The as-spun CNT fiber based glucose biosensor was shown to be stable for up to 70 days. In addition, gold coating of the electrode connecting end of the CNT fiber resulted in extending the glucose detection limit to 25  µM. To conclude, superior efficiency of CNT fiber for glucose biosensing was demonstrated compared to a traditional Pt–Ir sensor.

Zhigang Zhu; Wenhui Song; Krishna Burugapalli; Francis Moussy; Ya-Li Li; Xiao-Hua Zhong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Determining the effect of seawater on the interfacial shear strength of fiber reinforced epoxies using the single fiber fragmentation test  

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of fiber reinforced polymer composite materials. The single fiber fragmentation test (SFFT) and Kelly-Tyson shear lag analysis were used to evaluate the effect of seawater on the interfacial shear strength (IFSS) of carbon/epoxy and glass/epoxy composite...

Pratt, Barbara Ann

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Rotating fiber array molecular driver and molecular momentum transfer device constructed therewith  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A rotating fiber array molecular driver is disclosed which includes a magnetically suspended and rotated central hub to which is attached a plurality of elongated fibers extending radially therefrom. The hub is rotated so as to straighten and axially extend the fibers and to provide the fibers with a tip speed which exceeds the average molecular velocity of fluid molecules entering between the fibers. Molecules colliding with the sides of the rotating fibers are accelerated to the tip speed of the fiber and given a momentum having a directional orientation within a relatively narrow distribution angle at a point radially outward of the hub, which is centered and peaks at the normal to the fiber sides in the direction of fiber rotation. The rotating fiber array may be used with other like fiber arrays or with other stationary structures to form molecular momentum transfer devices such as vacuum pumps, molecular separators, molecular coaters, or molecular reactors.

Milleron, Norman (1854 San Juan, Berkeley, CA 94707)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Arnold Schwarzenegger SPECTRALLY ENHANCED CERAMIC  

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor SPECTRALLY ENHANCED CERAMIC INCANDESCENT EMITTER Prepared For ENHANCED CERAMIC INCANDESCENT EMITTER EISG AWARDEE SONSIGHT INC. 17609 Clinton Drive Accokeek, MD 20607

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381

Fiber optical assembly for fluorescence spectrometry  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for analyzing a sample for the presence of an analyte in a sample. The system includes a sample holder for containing the sample; an excitation source, such as a laser, and at least one linear array radially disposed about the sample holder. Radiation from the excitation source is directed to the sample, and the radiation induces fluorescent light in the sample. Each linear array includes a plurality of fused silica optical fibers that receive the fluorescent light and transmits a fluorescent light signal from the first end to an optical end port of the linear array. An end port assembly having a photo-detector is optically coupled to the optical end port. The photo-detector detects the fluorescent light signal and converts the fluorescent light signal into an electrical signal.

Carpenter, II, Robert W. (Pagosa Springs, CO); Rubenstein, Richard (Staten Island, NY); Piltch, Martin (Los Alamos, NM); Gray, Perry (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

382

RADIATION EFFECTS ON EPOXY CARBON FIBER COMPOSITE  

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Carbon fiber-reinforced bisphenol-A epoxy matrix composite was evaluated for gamma radiation resistance. The composite was exposed to total gamma doses of 50, 100, and 200 Mrad. Irradiated and baseline samples were tested for tensile strength, hardness and evaluated using FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) spectroscopy and DSC (differential scanning calorimetry) for structural changes. Scanning electron microscopy was used to evaluate microstructural behavior. Mechanical testing of the composite bars revealed no apparent change in modulus, strain to failure, or fracture strength after exposures. However, testing of only the epoxy matrix revealed changes in hardness, thermal properties, and FTIR results with increasing gamma irradiation. The results suggest the epoxy within the composite can be affected by exposure to gamma irradiation.

Hoffman, E

2008-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

383

Effect of optically modified polyethylene terephthalate fiber socks on chronic foot pain  

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of optically modified polyethylene terephthalate fiber sockswhether socks made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

York, Robyn MB; Gordon, Ian L

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY OF MACROSCALE FIBERS COMPRISED OF CARBON NANOTUBES OF DIFFERENT  

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RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY OF MACROSCALE FIBERS COMPRISED OF CARBON NANOTUBES OF DIFFERENT LENGTHS UNDER University Carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers are considered an excellent material for high performance engineering) Fibers Raman Spectroscopy of Macroscopic Fibers Spun from Carbon Nanotubes under Tensile Strain D

Mellor-Crummey, John

385

Autonomic Healing of Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Interfaces Amanda R. Jones,  

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Autonomic Healing of Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Interfaces Amanda R. Jones, Alicia Cintora, Scott R. White (IFSS) is achieved for carbon fiber/epoxy interfaces functionalized with capsules containing reactive of capsules on the carbon fiber surface. Two different methods for applying the binder to the carbon fiber

Sottos, Nancy R.

386

Magnetic polyacrylonitrile-Fe@FeO nanocomposite fibers -Electrospinning, stabilization and carbonization  

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that of the pure PAN fibers. Magnetic carbon nanocomposite (MCNC) fibers are prepared through the stabilization and carbonization of the electrospun PNC fibers. The effects of the heating procedures, including the stabilization and carbonization temperature and time, on the fiber morphology are systematically investigated. Both short and long

Guo, John Zhanhu

387

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

388

Carbon Nanotube Mats and Fibers with Irradiation-Improved Mechanical Characteristics: ATheoretical Model  

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Carbon Nanotube Mats and Fibers with Irradiation-Improved Mechanical Characteristics: ATheoretical model to calculate mechanical characteristics of macroscopic mats and fibers of single-walled carbon-flow technique [4]. The SWNT fibers, which in contrast to most ordinary carbon fibers could be strongly bent with

Krasheninnikov, Arkady V.

389

PERGAMON Carbon 39 (2001) 369373 Effect of carbon fiber grade on the electrical behavior of  

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PERGAMON Carbon 39 (2001) 369­373 Effect of carbon fiber grade on the electrical behavior of carbon 2000 Abstract Electrical conduction in cement reinforced by short carbon fibers below the percolation is decreased by increasing the fiber crystallinity, but is increased by using intercalated fibers. The carbon

Chung, Deborah D.L.

390

ITP Industrial Materials: Development and Commercialization of Alternative Carbon Fiber Precursors and Conversion Technologies  

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Fact sheet overviewing project that reduces the cost of carbon fiber raw materials and processing technologies

391

Femtosecond laser pulse generation with a fiber taper embedded in carbon  

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Femtosecond laser pulse generation with a fiber taper embedded in carbon nanotube/polymer composite and demonstrate a new saturable absorber based on a fiber taper embedded in a carbon nanotube/polymer composite absorber. Using an embedded fiber-taper saturable absorber, we built an all-fiber mode-locked ring laser

Kieu, Khanh

392

Saturable absorbers incorporating carbon nanotubes directly synthesized onto substrates/fibers  

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Saturable absorbers incorporating carbon nanotubes directly synthesized onto substrates/fibers and fiber ends. We applied them to the mode-locked fiber lasers. #12;1. Introduction Carbon nanotubes and their application to mode-locked fiber lasers S. Yamashita(1) , S. Maruyama(2) , Y. Murakami(2) , Y. Inoue(1) , H

Maruyama, Shigeo

393

Carbon nanotube mats and fibers with irradiation-improved mechanical characteristics: a theoretical model  

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1 Carbon nanotube mats and fibers with irradiation-improved mechanical characteristics characteristics of macroscopic mats and fibers of single-walled carbon nanotubes. We further investigate]. The SWNT fibers, which in contrast to most ordinary carbon fibers could be strongly bent without breaking

Nordlund, Kai

394

Carbon 39 (2001) 19952001 Silane-treated carbon fiber for reinforcing cement  

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Carbon 39 (2001) 1995­2001 Silane-treated carbon fiber for reinforcing cement *Yunsheng Xu, D-treated carbon fibers and silane-treated silica fume, relative to the values for cement paste with as-received carbon fibers and as-received silica fume. Silane treatment of fibers and silica fume contributed about

Chung, Deborah D.L.

395

Optical fiber-based fluorescent viscosity sensor Mark A. Haidekker and Walter J. Akers  

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Optical fiber-based fluorescent viscosity sensor Mark A. Haidekker and Walter J. Akers Department bound to a fiber-optic tip without loss of viscosity sensi- tivity. The optical fiber itself may be used to molecular rotors in solution. An optical fiber-based fluorescent vis- cosity sensor may be used in real

Theodorakis, Emmanuel

396

Use of a fiber optic probe for organic species determination  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic probe for remotely detecting the presence and concentration organic species in aqueous solutions. The probe includes a cylindrical housing with an organic species indicator, preferably diaminonaphthyl sulfonic acid adsorbed in a silica gel (DANS-modified gel), contained in the probe's distal end. The probe admits aqueous solutions to the probe interior for mixing within the DANS-modified gel. An optical fiber transmits light through the DANS-modified gel while the indicator reacts with organic species present in the solution, thereby shifting the location of the fluorescent peak. The altered light is reflected to a receiving fiber that carries the light to a spectrophotometer or other analysis device.

Ekechukwu, Amy A. (Augusta, GA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Activated carbon fiber composite material and method of making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An activated carbon fiber composite for separation and purification, or catalytic processing of fluids is described. The activated composite comprises carbon fibers rigidly bonded to form an open, permeable, rigid monolith capable of being formed to near-net-shape. Separation and purification of gases are effected by means of a controlled pore structure that is developed in the carbon fibers contained in the composite. The open, permeable structure allows the free flow of gases through the monolith accompanied by high rates of adsorption. By modification of the pore structure and bulk density the composite can be rendered suitable for applications such as gas storage, catalysis, and liquid phase processing.

Burchell, Timothy D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Weaver, Charles E. (Knoxville, TN); Chilcoat, Bill R. (Knoxville, TN); Derbyshire, Frank (Lexington, KY); Jagtoyen, Marit (Lexington, KY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Activated carbon fiber composite material and method of making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An activated carbon fiber composite for separation and purification, or catalytic processing of fluids is described. The activated composite comprises carbon fibers rigidly bonded to form an open, permeable, rigid monolith capable of being formed to near-net-shape. Separation and purification of gases are effected by means of a controlled pore structure that is developed in the carbon fibers contained in the composite. The open, permeable structure allows the free flow of gases through the monolith accompanied by high rates of adsorption. By modification of the pore structure and bulk density the composite can be rendered suitable for applications such as gas storage, catalysis, and liquid phase processing.

Burchell, Timothy D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Weaver, Charles E. (Knoxville, TN); Chilcoat, Bill R. (Knoxville, TN); Derbyshire, Frank (Lexington, KY); Jagtoyen, Marit (Lexington, KY)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Dietary fiber consumption by the U.S. population  

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on a sample size of at least 5, 228 individuals per gender. * Values in the same row with a different superscript are significantly different at P&0. 01. The older the person, the more fiber consumed overall and at each meal. Fiber consumption... in the same row with a different superscript are significantly different at P&0. 01. 14 TABLE 3 Grams of dietary fiber contributed by meals according to age for women. 1 15-19 SEM 20-24 SEM 25-39 SEM 40-59 SEM 60-69 SEM MEAL BREAKFAST 1. 6c (0. 11...

Economopoulos, Christine Katherine

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

400

Superconductor fiber elongation with a heated injected gas  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved method and apparatus for producing flexible fibers of superconducting material includes a crucible for containing a charge of the superconducting material. The material is melted in the crucible and falls in a stream through a bottom hole in the crucible. The stream falls through a protecting collar which maintains the stream at high temperatures. The stream is then supplied through a downwardly directed nozzle where it is subjected to a high velocity of a heated gas which breaks the melted superconducting material into ligaments which solidify into the flexible fibers. The fibers are collected by directing them against a collection filter. 10 figs.

Zeigler, D.D.; Conrad, B.L.; Gleixner, R.A.

1998-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Titanium diboride ceramic fiber composites for Hall-Heroult cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved cathode structure for Hall-Heroult cells for the electrolytic production of aluminum metal. This cathode structure is a preform fiber base material that is infiltrated with electrically conductive titanium diboride using chemical vapor infiltration techniques. The structure exhibits good fracture toughness, and is sufficiently resistant to attack by molten aluminum. Typically, the base can be made from a mat of high purity silicon carbide fibers. Other ceramic or carbon fibers that do not degrade at temperatures below about 1000 deg. C can be used.

Besmann, Theodore M. (Knoxville, TN); Lowden, Richard A. (Knoxville, TN)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Titanium diboride ceramic fiber composites for Hall-Heroult cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved cathode structure is described for Hall-Heroult cells for the electrolytic production of aluminum metal. This cathode structure is a preform fiber base material that is infiltrated with electrically conductive titanium diboride using chemical vapor infiltration techniques. The structure exhibits good fracture toughness, and is sufficiently resistant to attack by molten aluminum. Typically, the base can be made from a mat of high purity silicon carbide fibers. Other ceramic or carbon fibers that do not degrade at temperatures below about 1000 C can be used.

Besmann, T.M.; Lowden, R.A.

1990-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

403

Method for separating the non-inked cellulose fibers from the inked cellulose fibers in cellulosic materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for enzymatically separating the non-inked cellulose fibers from the inked cellulose fibers in cellulosic materials. The cellulosic material, such as newsprint, is introduced into a first chamber containing a plastic canvas basket. This first chamber is in fluid communication, via plastic tubing, with a second chamber containing cellobiase beads in a plastic canvas basket. Cellulase is then introduced into the first chamber. A programmable pump then controls the flow rate between the two chambers. The action of cellulase and stirring in the first chamber results in the production of a slurry of newsprint pulp in the first chamber. This slurry contains non-inked fibers, inked fibers, and some cellobiose. The inked fibers and cellobiose flow from the first chamber to the second chamber, whereas the non-inked fibers remain in the first chamber because they are too large to pass through the pores of the plastic canvas basket. The resulting non-inked and inked fibers are then recovered. 6 figs.

Woodward, J.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Method for separating the non-inked cellulose fibers from the inked cellulose fibers in cellulosic materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for enzymatically separating the non-inked cellulose fibers from the inked cellulose fibers in cellulosic materials. The cellulosic material, such as newsprint, is introduced into a first chamber containing a plastic canvas basket. This first chamber is in fluid communication, via plastic tubing, with a second chamber containing cellobiase beads in a plastic canvas basket. Cellulase is then introduced into the first chamber. A programmable pump then controls the flow rate between the two chambers. The action of cellulase and stirring in the first chamber results in the production of a slurry of newsprint pulp in the first chamber. This slurry contains non-inked fibers, inked fibers, and some cellobiose. The inked fibers and cellobiose flow from the first chamber to the second chamber, whereas the non-inked fibers remain in the first chamber because they are too large to pass through the pores of the plastic canvas basket. The resulting non-inked and inked fibers are then recovered.

Woodward, Jonathan (Kingston, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Titanium-Dioxide Nano-Fiber-Cotton Targets for Efficient Multi-keV X-Ray Generation  

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Multi-keV x-ray generation from low-density (27 {+-} 7 mg/cc) nano-fiber-cotton targets composed of titanium-dioxide has been investigated. The cotton targets were heated volumetrically and supersonically to a peak electron temperature of 2.3 keV, which is optimal to yield Ti K-shell x rays. Considerable enhancement of conversion efficiency (3.7 {+-} 0.5%) from incident laser energy into Ti K-shell x rays (4-6 keV band) was attained in comparison with that (1.4 {+-} 0.9%) for a planar Ti-foil target.

Tanabe, M; Nishimura, H; Fujioka, S; Nagai, K; Yamamoto, N; Gu, Z; Pan, C; Girard, F; Primout, M; Villette, B; Brebion, D; Fournier, K B; Fujishima, A; Mima, K

2008-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

406

Metal matrix coated fiber composites and the methods of manufacturing such composites  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber coating which allows ceramic or metal fibers to be wetted by molten metals is disclosed. The coating inhibits degradation of the physical properties caused by chemical reaction between the fiber and the coating itself or between the fiber and the metal matrix. The fiber coating preferably includes at least a wetting layer, and in some applications, a wetting layer and a barrier layer between the fiber and the wetting layer. The wetting layer promotes fiber wetting by the metal matrix. The barrier layer inhibits fiber degradation. The fiber coating permits the fibers to be infiltrated with the metal matrix resulting in composites having unique properties not obtainable in pure materials. 8 figures.

Weeks, J.K. Jr.; Gensse, C.

1993-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

407

Geothermal Heat Pumps Produce Dramatic Savings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

applications. One approach now expanding the direct use of geothermal energy is coupling this energy resource with high temperature, industrial-type water-to water heat pumps. Such systems can tap geothermal energy in 50 F to 120 F water, normally available...

Niess, R. C.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Unparticle-Enhanced Black Holes at the LHC  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Based on the idea that tensor unparticles can enhance the gravitational interactions between standard model particles, potential black hole formation in high energy collisions is examined. Modifications to the horizon radius $r_H$ are derived, and the corresponding geometric cross-sections of such objects are calculated. It is shown that $r_H$ increases dramatically to the electroweak scale for masses $M_{BH} \\sim 1-10 $TeV, yielding a geometric cross-section $\\sigma_{BH}=\\pi r_H^2$ on the order of $leq 50$ pb. This suggests that unparticle physics provides a mechanism for black hole formation in future accelerators, without the requirement of extra spatial dimensions.

J. R. Mureika

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

409

Ultrasound enhanced soil washing  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The development of an ultrasonic enhanced soil-washing process requires a comprehensive, well-designed experimental program, with the results carefully analyzed on the basis of known ultrasonic cleaning mechanisms. There has been no systematic work carried out to develop information on the important variables that can affect the efficacy of ultrasonic enhancement of contaminant removal from soil. The goal of this study is to examine the potential of ultrasonic energy to enhance soil washing and to optimize conditions. Ultrasonic energy potentially can be used in enhancing contaminant removal from the entire soil mix, or it can be used as a polishing operation on the fines portion of the soil mixture after traditional soil washing operations. The research study was designed to demonstrate that ultrasonic energy can: improve process performance, e.g., remove contaminants to lower residual concentrations; and improve process economics, e.g., shorter treatment (residence) times, less surfactant use. This process was demonstrated using soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Meegoda, J.; Ho, W.; Bhattacharajee, M.; Wei, C.F.; Cohen, D.M.; Magee, R.S. [New Jersey Inst. of Technology, Newark, NJ (United States); Frederick, R.M. [Environmental Protection Agency, Edison, NJ (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

410

Demonstrating Innovative Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Energy and...  

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Demonstrating Innovative Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Energy and National Security Applications Front-end creel for processing precursor in tow format In-line melt spinning for...

411

Cellulose hydrogels prepared from micron-sized bamboo cellulose fibers  

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Abstract We demonstrated for the first time that dimensionally stable hydrogels could be obtained from bamboo pulp fibers through dialysis against distilled water followed by a short time of ultrasonic treatment. Micron-sized short fibers rather than cellulose nanofibrils constituted the majority of fibers in the hydrogels. During the pulping process with HNO3 and KClO3, carboxylic groups could be introduced to cellulose due to the mild oxidation of hydroxyl groups. When presented in aqueous NaOH, the carboxylic groups could be converted into their sodium salt form. The subsequent dialysis treatment against water made the negatively charged COO? groups extensively exposed. The negatively charged cellulose fibers could induce considerable electrostatic repulsion between them, which was discovered to govern the formation of hydrogels. In addition, it was revealed that homogeneous hydrogels could be formed when the pH was at 7, 9 and 11. However, when salt was added, no dimensionally stable hydrogel was obtained.

Xiaofang Zhang; Yaru Wang; Canhui Lu; Wei Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Xylan deposition on secondary wall of Fagus crenata fiber  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Delignified and/or xylanase-treated secondary walls of Fagus crenata fibers were examined by field emission scanning electron microscopy. Microfibrils with a smooth surface were visible in the innermost surface

T. Awano; K. Takabe; M. Fujita

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Low-temperature hermetic sealing of optical fiber components  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for manufacturing low-temperature hermetically sealed optical fi components is provided. The method comprises the steps of: inserting an optical fiber into a housing, the optical fiber having a glass core, a glass cladding and a protective buffer layer disposed around the core and cladding; heating the housing to a predetermined temperature, the predetermined temperature being below a melting point for the protective buffer layer and above a melting point of a solder; placing the solder in communication with the heated housing to allow the solder to form an eutectic and thereby fill a gap between the interior of the housing and the optical fiber; and cooling the housing to allow the solder to form a hermetic compression seal between the housing and the optical fiber.

Kramer, Daniel P. (Centerville, OH)

1996-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

414

Partial-Flow Diesel Particulate Filter of Sintered Metal Fiber...  

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

Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010. p-05lu.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Metal Fiber...

415

Fast Pump-Power-Independent Brillouin Fiber Optic Sensor  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A fast and distributed Brillouin sensor, which is immune to pump power variations is presented. 120Hz strain vibrations are measured over 50m fiber with >1kHz sampling rate,...

Motil, Avi; Danon, Orr; Peled, Yair; Tur, Moshe

416

Stresses resulting from compression of bulk cotton lint fibers  

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The modulus of elasticity, Poisson's ratio and shear modulus of bulk cotton lint fibers were determined. The cotton lint was compressed in an MTS machine to a predetermined density, and the resilient forces induced by the cotton lint after being...

Chimbombi, Ezekiel Maswe

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Synthesis of electromagnetic modes in photonic band gap fibers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this paper, we report on the successful synthesis of three individual modes, HE11, TEo0, and TE02 for transmission in photonic band gap fibers at near infrared wavelengths. We measure the propagation losses of the HE11 ...

Hu, Qichao

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Loading rubidium atoms into a hollow core fiber  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We demonstrate a procedure for cooling, trapping, and transferring rubidium atoms into a hollow core photonic band gap fiber. The atoms are first collected in a magneto-optical trap (MOT) and then cooled using polarization ...

Chu, Yiwen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Contact Lee McGetrick Director, Carbon Fiber Technology Facility  

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Lee McGetrick Director, Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (865) 574-6549 mcgetricklb@ornl.gov Craig Blue, Ph.D. Director, Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (865) 574-4351...

420

Design and implementation of nanoscale fiber mechanical testing apparatus  

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The rapid growth in the synthetic manufacturing industry demands higher resolution mechanical testing devices, capable of working with nanoscale fibers. A new device has been developed to perform single-axis tensile tests ...

Brayanov, Jordan, 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Progress in Fiber Optical Acoustic and Seismic Sensing  

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A review of the progress in fiber optic acoustic and seismic sensor systems is presented. Common advancements in areas such as multiplexing are covered as well as specific progress in...

Kirkendall, Clay; Cole, James H; Tveten, Alan B; Dandridge, Anthony

422

Accelerated Aging Effects on Kevlar KM2 Fiber Survivability  

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Kevlar materials offer excellent tensile and thermal properties but can rapidly degrade under exposure to hot and humid environmental conditions. Currently Kevlar fiber's survival probability comes from a single filament test. Unfortunately...

Yang, Tony

2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

423

Cladding-pumped passive harmonically mode-locked fiber laser  

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A passive harmonically mode-locked fiber laser cladding pumped by a broad-area diode-laser array is described. Harmonic mode locking is obtained in a frequency range from 33.3 to 128.6...

Fermann, M E; Minelly, J D

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Graft polymerization of methyl methacrylate onto short leather fibers  

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In this work, the graft polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) monomer onto short leather fibers (SLF) was investigated as a function of the ... grafting efficiency) were determined. Composites formulated wi...

T. J. Madera-Santana; F. Vázquez Moreno

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Design and fabrication of efficient fiber to chip couplers  

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Efficient fiber to chip couplers are essential for overall efficiency of integrated photonic devices. In this thesis new techniques are developed including using an optimization algorithm for designing adiabatic tapers and ...

Araghchini, Mohammad

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Visible fiber lasers for applications in Medical and Science  

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We will review the progress in watt level power fiber lasers in the visible range (520 to 780 nm range). We will then describe main applications in Ophthalmology (retinal...

Jacquemet, Mathieu; Mugnier, Alain; Lebref, Ronan; Pureur, David

427

Fiber optic signal amplifier using thermoelectric power generation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A remote fiber optic signal amplifier for use as a repeater/amplifier, such as in transoceanic communications, powered by a Pu{sub 238} or Sr{sub 90} thermoelectric generator. The amplifier comprises a unit with connections on the receiving and sending sides of the communications system, and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier connecting each sending fiber to each receiving fiber. The thermoelectric generator, preferably a Pu{sub 238} or Sr{sub 90} thermoelectric generator delivers power to the amplifiers through a regulator. The heat exchange surfaces of the thermoelectric generator are made of materials resistant to corrosion and biological growth and are directly exposed to the outside, such as the ocean water in transoceanic communications. 2 figs.

Hart, M.M.

1995-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

428

Fiber optic signal amplifier using thermoelectric power generation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A remote fiber optic signal amplifier for use as a repeater/amplifier, such as in transoceanic communications, powered by a Pu.sub.238 or Sr.sub.90 thermoelectric generator. The amplifier comprises a unit with connections on the receiving and sending sides of the communications system, and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier connecting each sending fiber to each receiving fiber. The thermoelectric generator, preferably a Pu.sub.238 or Sr.sub.90 thermoelectric generator delivers power to the amplifiers through a regulator. The heat exchange surfaces of the thermoelectric generator are made of materials resistant to corrosion and biological growth and are directly exposed to the outside, such as the ocean water in transoceanic communications.

Hart, Mark M. (Aiken, SC)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Color-center dynamics in a lead glass fiber  

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We report on the formation of color centers in a lead glass fiber through two-photon absorption of a laser at 532 nm. The color centers can subsequently be photobleached by a weaker...

DeLong, K W; Saifi, M A; Andrejco, M J; Mizrahi, Victor; Stegeman, G I

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Workshop “Save the Date”  

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office plans to host a Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Workshop in the Washington D.C. area on Monday January 13, 2014.

431

Fiber-optic gyroscopes based on polarization scrambling  

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A novel fiber-optic gyroscope with a single-mode diode laser as the light source and two polarization scramblers as time-varying depolarizers is demonstrated. This arrangement reduces...

Chien, Pie-Yau; Pan, Ci-Ling

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Enhanced type IIA gratings for high-temperature operation  

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The inscription of type IIA fiber Bragg gratings in standard boron-codoped germanosilicate fiber has been demonstrated to show marked differences from that reported in the literature....

Groothoff, Nathaniel; Canning, John

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Clad fiber capacitor and method of making same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A clad capacitor and method of manufacture includes assembling a preform comprising a ductile, electrically conductive fiber; a ductile, electrically insulating cladding positioned on the fiber; and a ductile, electrically conductive sleeve positioned over the cladding. One or more preforms are then bundled, heated and drawn along a longitudinal axis to decrease the diameter of the ductile components of the preform and fuse the preform into a unitized strand.

Tuncer, Enis

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

434

Fiber optic diagnostic techniques for the electrical discharge machining process  

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FIBER OPTIC DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES FOR THE ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING PROCESS A Thesis by BRANDON WILLIAM PILLANS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AB M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August t 998 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering FIBER OPTIC DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES FOR THE ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING PROCESS A Thesis by BRANDON WILLIAM PILLANS Submitted to Texas A8M University in partial...

Pillans, Brandon William

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

435

Clad fiber capacitor and method of making same  

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A clad capacitor and method of manufacture includes assembling a preform comprising a ductile, electrically conductive fiber; a ductile, electrically insulating cladding positioned on the fiber; a ductile, electrically conductive sleeve positioned over the cladding. One or more of the preforms are then bundled, heated and drawn along a longitudinal axis to decrease the diameter of the ductile components of the preform and fuse the preform into a unitized strand.

Tuncer, Enis

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

436

Airborne asbestos fiber evaluation: a comparison of three methods  

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Najor Subject: Industrial Hygiene AIRBORNE ASBESTOS FIBER EVALUATION-A COMPARISON OF THRFE METHODS A Thesis by EMIL STUDI NKA Approved as to style and content by: ichard B. onzen air ar, of Committee) llaymon L. Johnston (Member) hlilliam P.... Fife (Member) N. . Ellis (Department Head) December 1979 ABSTRACT Airborne Asbestos Fiber Evaluat1on - A Compar1son Of Three Methods. ( December 1979) Emil Studinka, Jr. , S. S. , Clemson University M. S. , Texas A&M University Cha1rman of Ad...

Studinka, Emil

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

437

Fabry-Perot fiber optic sensor using multimode laser diode  

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heating and cooling cycles. Also, a sporadic waveform on top of the periodic waveform is observed. This is due to mechanical drift in the feedback loop between the thermoelectric cooler and the temperature controller as previously mentioned. Fig. 11... fiber and later reaches a transducer, which takes the form of an integrated optics device, bulk optical components or a fiber optic device, placed within the sensing environment. The optical signal is modulated within the sensing region...

Chu, Siu Yi Andrew

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

The Occurrence and Biological Activity of Ferulate-Phytosterol Esters in Corn Fiber and Corn Fiber Oil  

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Corn fiber is a pericarp-rich fraction obtained during the processing of corn via “wetmilling.” Wet milling of corn is used by all companies that produce corn starch and corn sweeteners, and by many companies tha...

Robert A. Moreau; Michael J. Powell…

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

IDENTIFICATION OF DAMAGE TYPES IN CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC LAMINATES BY A NOVEL OPTICAL FIBER ACOUSTIC EMISSION SENSOR  

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IDENTIFICATION OF DAMAGE TYPES IN CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC LAMINATES BY A NOVEL OPTICAL technology. PZT sensors have been being used as AE sensors. However, because this kind of sensor has bulk

Boyer, Edmond

440

High density array fabrication and readout method for a fiber optic biosensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention relates to the fabrication and use of biosensors comprising a plurality of optical fibers each fiber having attached to its ``sensor end`` biological ``binding partners`` (molecules that specifically bind other molecules to form a binding complex such as antibody-antigen, lectin-carbohydrate, nucleic acid-nucleic acid, biotin-avidin, etc.). The biosensor preferably bears two or more different species of biological binding partner. The sensor is fabricated by providing a plurality of groups of optical fibers. Each group is treated as a batch to attach a different species of biological binding partner to the sensor ends of the fibers comprising that bundle. Each fiber, or group of fibers within a bundle, may be uniquely identified so that the fibers, or group of fibers, when later combined in an array of different fibers, can be discretely addressed. Fibers or groups of fibers are then selected and discretely separated from different bundles. The discretely separated fibers are then combined at their sensor ends to produce a high density sensor array of fibers capable of assaying simultaneously the binding of components of a test sample to the various binding partners on the different fibers of the sensor array. The transmission ends of the optical fibers are then discretely addressed to detectors--such as a multiplicity of optical sensors. An optical signal, produced by binding of the binding partner to its substrate to form a binding complex, is conducted through the optical fiber or group of fibers to a detector for each discrete test. By examining the addressed transmission ends of fibers, or groups of fibers, the addressed transmission ends can transmit unique patterns assisting in rapid sample identification by the sensor. 9 figs.

Pinkel, D.; Gray, J.

1997-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Polarization insensitive in-fiber mode-locker based on carbon nanotube with N-methyl-2-pryrrolidone solvent filled fiber microchamber  

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Polarization insensitive in-fiber mode-locker based on carbon nanotube with N-methyl-2-pryrrolidone://apl.aip.org/authors #12;Polarization insensitive in-fiber mode-locker based on carbon nanotube with N-methyl-2; published online 8 March 2012) We report an in-fiber laser mode locker based on carbon nanotube with n

Turitsyn, Sergei K.

442

CODIFICATION OF FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE PIPING  

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The goal of the overall project is to successfully adapt spoolable FRP currently used in the oil industry for use in hydrogen pipelines. The use of FRP materials for hydrogen service will rely on the demonstrated compatibility of these materials for pipeline service environments and operating conditions. The ability of the polymer piping to withstand degradation while in service, and development of the tools and data required for life management are imperative for successful implementation of these materials for hydrogen pipeline. The information and data provided in this report provides the technical basis for the codification for fiber reinforced piping (FRP) for hydrogen service. The DOE has invested in the evaluation of FRP for the delivery for gaseous hydrogen to support the development of a hydrogen infrastructure. The codification plan calls for detailed investigation of the following areas: System design and applicable codes and standards; Service degradation of FRP; Flaw tolerance and flaw detection; Integrity management plan; Leak detection and operational controls evaluation; Repair evaluation. The FRP codification process started with commercially available products that had extensive use in the oil and gas industry. These products have been evaluated to assure that sufficient structural integrity is available for a gaseous hydrogen environment.

Rawls, G.

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

443

NASA Enhanced Use Lease  

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KCA-4204 KCA-4204 NASA JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ENHANCED USE LEASE This Enhanced Use Lease (the "Lease") is made as of the date set forth below by the signatories, by and between the NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, an Agency of the United States, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, as the lessor (hereinafter "NASA-KSC"), and Florida Power & Light Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Florida, as the lessee (hereinafter "FPL"). This Lease is made under the authority of section 315 of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended (42 U.S.C. §2459j) with reference to the following facts: R E C I T A L S A. NASA-KSC is committed to using its real property assets to efficiently

444

Enhanced coalbed methane recovery  

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The recovery of coalbed methane can be enhanced by injecting CO{sub 2} in the coal seam at supercritical conditions. Through an in situ adsorption/desorption process the displaced methane is produced and the adsorbed CO{sub 2} is permanently stored. This is called enhanced coalbed methane recovery (ECBM) and it is a technique under investigation as a possible approach to the geological storage of CO{sub 2} in a carbon dioxide capture and storage system. This work reviews the state of the art on fundamental and practical aspects of the technology and summarizes the results of ECBM field tests. These prove the feasibility of ECBM recovery and highlight substantial opportunities for interdisciplinary research at the interface between earth sciences and chemical engineering.

Mazzotti, M.; Pini, R.; Storti, G. [ETH, Zurich (Switzerland). Inst. of Process Engineering

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

445

NASA Enhanced Use Lease  

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KCA-4204 KCA-4204 NASA JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ENHANCED USE LEASE This Enhanced Use Lease (the "Lease") is made as of the date set forth below by the signatories, by and between the NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, an Agency of the United States, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, as the lessor (hereinafter "NASA-KSC"), and Florida Power & Light Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Florida, as the lessee (hereinafter "FPL"). This Lease is made under the authority of section 315 of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended (42 U.S.C. §2459j) with reference to the following facts: R E C I T A L S A. NASA-KSC is committed to using its real property assets to efficiently

446

Enhancing nuclear power safety  

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Through its ClydeUnion Pumps brand, SPX has a long history of providing pumps to the nuclear power industry and is working to help provide solutions that enhance vital safety systems on these plants. Compared with traditional alternatives, its TWL steam turbine driven pump is designed to increase the reliability of systems that provide heat removal from pressurised water reactors and boiling water reactors during extended emergency periods.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

System to continuously produce carbon fiber via microwave assisted plasma processing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system to continuously produce fully carbonized or graphitized carbon fibers using microwave-assisted plasma (MAP) processing comprises an elongated chamber in which a microwave plasma is excited in a selected gas atmosphere. Fiber is drawn continuously through the chamber, entering and exiting through openings designed to minimize in-leakage of air. There is a gradient of microwave power within the chamber with generally higher power near where the fiber exits and lower power near where the fiber enters. Polyacrylonitrile (PAN), pitch, or any other suitable organic/polymeric precursor fibers can be used as a feedstock for the inventive system. Oxidized or partially oxidized PAN or pitch or other polymeric fiber precursors are run continuously through a MAP reactor in an inert, non-oxidizing atmosphere to heat the fibers, drive off the unwanted elements such as oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen, and produce carbon or graphite fibers faster than conventionally produced carbon fibers.

White, Terry L. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Paulauskas, Felix L. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Bigelow, Timothy S. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN

2010-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

448

Top 9 Things You Didn't Know about Carbon Fiber | Department of Energy  

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9 Things You Didn't Know about Carbon Fiber 9 Things You Didn't Know about Carbon Fiber Top 9 Things You Didn't Know about Carbon Fiber March 29, 2013 - 12:30pm Addthis The Energy Department’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides clean energy companies and researchers with the opportunity to develop less expensive, better-performing carbon fiber materials and manufacturing processes. Pictured here is the carbon fiber conversion line with the in-line melt spinner. The melt-spinner will be used to produce new precursor fibers that will then be converted to carbon fiber. In collaboration with industrial partners, these fibers will be used to produce prototype composite parts for applications, such as automotive parts, wind turbine blades and thermal insulation. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

449

Fiber scrambling for high-resolution spectrographs. II. A double fiber scrambler for Keck Observatory  

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We have designed a fiber scrambler as a prototype for the Keck HIRES spectrograph, using double scrambling to stabilize illumination of the spectrometer and a pupil slicer to increase spectral resolution to R = 70,000 with minimal slit losses. We find that the spectral line spread function (SLSF) for the double scrambler observations is 18 times more stable than the SLSF for comparable slit observations and 9 times more stable than the SLSF for a single fiber scrambler that we tested in 2010. For the double scrambler test data, we further reduced the radial velocity scatter from an average of 2.1 m/s to 1.5 m/s after adopting a median description of the stabilized SLSF in our Doppler model. This demonstrates that inaccuracies in modeling the SLSF contribute to the velocity RMS. Imperfect knowledge of the SLSF, rather than stellar jitter, sets the precision floor for chromospherically quiet stars analyzed with the iodine technique using Keck HIRES and other slit-fed spectrometers. It is increasingly common pra...

Spronck, Julien F P; Kaplan, Zachary; Jurgenson, Colby; Valenti, Jeff; Moriarty, John; Szymkowiak, Andrew E

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Enhanced Geothermal Systems Subprogram Overview  

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This overview of GTP's Enhanced Geothermal Systems subprogram was given at the GTP Program Peer Review on May 18, 2010.

451

Spectrally Enhanced Lighting  

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Spectrally enhanced lighting (SEL) is a cost-effective, low-risk design method for achieving significant energy savings. It entails shifting the color of lamps from the warmer to the cooler (whiter) end of the color spectrum, more closely matching daylight. Studies show that, with this color shift, occupants perceive lighting to be brighter and they are able to see more clearly. Since SEL provides the same levels of visual acuity with fewer lumens of output, SEL installations can be designed using fewer lamps or lower wattage lamps than traditional lighting.

452

Synaptic transmission between single tactile and kinaesthetic sensory nerve fibers and their central target neurones  

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Selective activation of single tactile or kinaesthetic afferent nerve fibers in conscious human subjects by means of the intraneural microstimulation procedure reveals quite marked differences among the different classes in their capacity for eliciting perceptual responses. This work, conducted largely by Swedish researchers, suggests that there may be differential transmission security for different fiber classes across synaptic linkages in the central tactile and kinaesthetic sensory pathways. In order to test this hypothesis we have developed an experimental paradigm in the anaesthetized cat, based upon paired, simultaneous recording from an individual afferent fiber in an intact peripheral nerve fascicle, and from the central target neurone of that afferent fiber within the dorsal column nuclei (DCN). Our results demonstrate, for all tactile and kinaesthetic fiber classes examined, that the minimum sensory input, a single impulse in one sensory fiber, can generate spike output from DCN target neurones. This remarkable security of transmission has been demonstrated for single Pacinian corpuscle (PC) fibers (associated with Pacinian Corpuscle receptors); single SAI and SAII fibers (the slowly adapting Type I and II tactile fibers associated, respectively, with Merkel and Ruffini receptor endings); the Hair Follicle Afferent fibers (HFA fibers); and kinaesthetic afferent fibers of both joint and muscle origin. The results demonstrate that the differential capacities of various tactile and kinaesthetic fiber classes to generate perceptual responses when activated singly in microneurography experiments do not appear to be explicable in terms of systematic differences in DCN transmission characteristics.

Mark J Rowe

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Microsoft Word - PGE Pearl Fiber CX.doc  

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

2, 2011 2, 2011 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearence Memorandum Erik Fredrickson - TELP-TPP-3 Proposed Action: Pearl Substation Fiber Project Budget Information: Work Order #279257 Task 01 Categorical Exclusions Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021: B1.7 "Acquisition, installation, operation, and removal of communication systems..." B4.7 "...burying fiber optic cabin in existing transmission line rights-of-way." Location: Clackamas County, Oregon - Section 11, Township 3 South, Range 1 West of the Sherwood Quadrangle Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA is proposing to allow Portland General Electric (PGE) to install fiber optic cable that connects PGE's distribution network to the BPA-owned Pearl Substation

454

Compact multiwavelength transmitter module for multimode fiber optic ribbon cable  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A compact multiwavelength transmitter module for multimode fiber optic ribbon cable, which couples light from an M.times.N array of emitters onto N fibers, where the M wavelength may be distributed across two or more vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) chips, and combining emitters and multiplexer into a compact package that is compatible with placement on a printed circuit board. A key feature is bringing together two emitter arrays fabricated on different substrates--each array designed for a different wavelength--into close physical proximity. Another key feature is to compactly and efficiently combine the light from two or more clusters of optical emitters, each in a different wavelength band, into a fiber ribbon.

Deri, Robert J. (Pleasanton, CA); Pocha, Michael D. (Livermore, CA); Larson, Michael C. (Goleta, CA); Garrett, Henry E. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Expanded beam non-imaging fiber optic connector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

There is disclosed an expanded beam fiber to fiber connector, based on non-imaging optic principles for coupling light beams from one optical fiber to another. The system consists of two identical connector parts, referred to herein as a collimating part and a concentrating part, each having a preferred partially curved reflective boundary surface for minimizing power loss and surrounding either a hollow space or a space filled with a uniform transparent medium. In one embodiment the boundary is metallic while in a second embodiment the boundary is in the form of an interface allowing total internal reflection. In both the hollow and filled case a lens may be located at the expanded end of both the collimator part and the concentrator part forming the connector. The connector is preferably located in a housing in order to protect and preserve the mechanical stability of the coupler. 13 figs.

Jannson, T.; Jannson, J.; Yeung, P.

1990-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

456

Thermal power plant efficiency enhancement with Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion  

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Abstract In addition to greenhouse gas emissions, coastal thermal power plants would gain further opposition due to their heat rejection distressing the local ecosystem. Therefore, these plants need to enhance their thermal efficiency while reducing their environmental offense. In this study, a hybrid plant based on the principle of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion was coupled to a 740 MW coal-fired power plant project located at latitude 28°S where the surface to deepwater temperature difference would not suffice for regular OTEC plants. This paper presents the thermodynamical model to assess the overall efficiency gained by adopting an ammonia Rankine cycle plus a desalinating unit, heated by the power plant condenser discharge and refrigerated by cold deep seawater. The simulation allowed us to optimize a system that would finally enhance the plant power output by 25–37 MW, depending on the season, without added emissions while reducing dramatically the water temperature at discharge and also desalinating up to 5.8 million tons per year. The supplemental equipment was sized and the specific emissions reduction was estimated. We believe that this approach would improve the acceptability of thermal and nuclear power plant projects regardless of the plant location.

Rodrigo Soto; Julio Vergara

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Morphology and mechanical properties of electrospun polymeric fibers and their nonwoven fabrics  

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Electrospinning is a straight forward method to produce fibers with diameter on the order of a few tens of nanometers to the size approaching commercial fibers (on the order of 10 prm or larger). Recently, the length scale ...

Pai, Chia-Ling

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Amendment to LM-07-12 for Fiber Optic Cable Trenching at the...  

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

Amendment to LM-07-12 for Fiber Optic Cable Trenching at the Westminster, Colorado, Office Amendment to LM-07-12 for Fiber Optic Cable Trenching at the Westminster, Colorado,...

459

Hair today, gone tomorrow: the degradation and conservation of archaeological hair fibers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

are four commonly found hair fibers types: coarse wool, fine wool, mohair, and human hair. After deposition, conservation using silicone oil treatment is tested on the degraded hair fibers. When silicone oil treatment proves to be a viable conservation...

Sager, Rebecca M.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

460

Fiber-optic apparatus and method for measurement of luminescence and raman scattering  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A dual fiber forward scattering optrode for Raman spectroscopy with the remote ends of the fibers in opposed, spaced relationship to each other to form a analyte sampling space therebetween and the method of measuring Raman spectra utilizing same. One optical fiber is for sending an exciting signal to the remote sampling space and, at its remote end, has a collimating microlens and an optical filter for filtering out background emissions generated in the fiber. The other optical fiber is for collecting the Raman scattering signal at the remote sampling space and, at its remote end, has a collimating microlens and an optical filter to prevent the exciting signal from the exciting fiber from entering the collection fiber and to thereby prevent the generation of background emissions in the collecting fiber.

Myrick, Michael L. (Livermore, CA); Angel, Stanley M. (Livermore, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Spark-plug-mounted fiber optic sensor for measuring in-cylinder pressure in engines  

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A new design for an in-cylinder fiber Fabry-Perot interferometer (FFPI) pressure sensor suitable for automotive engines has been investigated experimentally. The FFPI sensor consists of a single mode fiber containing two internal mirrors which form...

Bae, Taehan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

462

Radio-frequency Ar plasma treatment on muga silk fiber: correlation between physicochemical and surface morphology  

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Radio-frequency (RF) Ar plasma treatment is carried out on natural muga silk fibers in a capacitively coupled plasma reactor. The physical and thermal properties of the muga fibers are investigated at an RF power...

Dolly Gogoi; Joyanti Chutia…

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Stagewise Dilute-Acid Pretreatment and Enzyme Hydrolysis of Distillers’ Grains and Corn Fiber  

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Distillers’ grains and corn fiber are the coproducts of the corn dry grind and wet milling industries, respectively. Availability of distillers’ grains and corn fiber at the ethanol plant and their ... three-stag...

Hossein Noureddini; Jongwon Byun; Ta-Jen Yu

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

A cascaded photonic crystal fiber Mach–Zehnder interferometer formed by extra electric arc discharges  

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In this paper, a cascaded Mach–Zehnder interferometer based on a photonic crystal fiber is reported. It is demonstrated that by applying a small dose of extra arc discharge to the photonic crystal fiber sensin...

Y. Geng; X. Li; X. Tan; Y. Deng; Y. Yu

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Wave Propagation and Damage Characterization in Natural Fiber Hemp and LLDPE Composite  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Research in incorporating natural fibers in composites has been in progress for a few decades where the various mechanical, electrical and acoustic properties of such composites were explored. Natural fiber composites (NFCs) have few benefits over...

Hodkhasa, Sandip

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

466

A Viscoelastic-Viscoplastic Analysis of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Undergoing Mechanical Loading and Temperature Changes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This study presents a combined viscoelastic (VE)-viscoplastic (VP) analysis for Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites subject to simultaneous mechanical load and conduction of heat. The studied FRP composites consist of unidirectional fibers...

Jeon, Jaehyeuk

2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

467

Graphene and nanotube mode-locked fiber laser emitting dissipative and conventional solitons  

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We propose a bidirectional erbium-doped fiber laser mode-locked with a mixture of graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes for the first time to our best knowledge. The fiber laser...

Cui, Yudong; Liu, Xueming

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

An optical fiber Faraday effect current sensor for power system applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical fiber sensors have many inherent properties which make them ideal for applications within electric power systems. The dielectric isolation achieved in using optical fiber has fostered research in the areas of communication and sensing...

Short, Shayne Xavier

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

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

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

Ford-Dow Partnership Is Linked to Carbon Fiber Research at ORNL Ford-Dow Partnership Is Linked to Carbon Fiber Research at ORNL May 16, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis EERE provided funding...

470

Cladding-pumped passively mode-locked fiber laser generating femtosecond and picosecond pulses  

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Passively mode-locked fiber lasers cladding pumped by broad-area diode-laser arrays are described. With a dispersion-compenstated erbium–ytterbium fiber oscillator, 200-fs pulses with...

Fermann, M E; Minelly, J D; Vienne, G G; Harter, D

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Cladding pumped large-mode-area Nd-doped holey fiber laser  

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A large Nd-doped core placed in a microstructure cladding (holey fiber) was pumped with a low-brightness diode laser. The area ratio of the pump radiation on the fiber to the core...

Glas, Peter; Fisher, D

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Yb-doped Large Pitch Fiber with 105µm Mode Field Diameter  

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We present an active Yb-doped Large Pitch Fiber with 105µm mode field diameter. It was tested in a fiber CPA system delivering <500fs, 2mJ pulses with 3.8GW peak power. The...

Jansen, Florian; Stutzki, Fabian; Eidam, Tino; Rothhardt, Jan; Hädrich, Steffen; Carstens, Henning; Jauregui, Cesar; Limpert, Jens; Tünnermann, Andreas

473

Development of High Temperature Superconductor Coated Metal Fiber and Multifilamentary Wire  

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Long superconductor fibers have been continuously produced by electrophoretically...2Cu3O7?x...powder onto a metal substrate fiber and sintering, then eletrophoreticaly depositing silver and sintering. After coll...

L. D. Woolf; F. E. Elsner; W. A. Raggio; S. S. Pak…

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNSUPERVISED CLASSIFICATION OF SKELETAL FIBERS USING DIFFUSION MAPS R. Neji1,2,3  

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on the evaluation of scalar values derived from DTI images like trace, fractional anisotropy and pennation angles in the segmentation process using a white matter fiber atlas. Mean-shift was also used in [8] where each fiber

Boyer, Edmond

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An instrument for high-throughput measurements of fiber mechanical properties  

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In this thesis, an instrument is designed and constructed for the purpose of measuring the mechanical properties of single fibers. The instrument is intended to provide high throughput measurement of single fiber geometric ...

Kristofek, Grant William, 1980-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber Optic Evanescent Field Sensor for Hydrocarbon Monitoring in Air and Water applying UV Absorption  

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A fiber optic sensor for the monitoring of organic pollutants in air and water is presented. The UV absorption spectra of hydrocarbon soluble in special polymer fiber claddings are...

Schwotzer, G; Latka, I; Lehmann, H; Willsch, R

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Measurement of distributed strain due to laying and recovery of submarine optical fiber cable  

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Strain distribution due to cable laying and recovery is measured, using Brillouin optical fiber time domain analysis in a 3.7-km long submarine optical fiber cable. We believe this is...

Kurashima, Toshio; Horiguchi, Tsuneo; Yoshizawa, Nobuyuki; Tada, Hidenobu; Tateda, Mitsuhiro

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multi-scale Framework for Thermo-viscoelastic Analysis of Fiber Metal Laminates  

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Fiber Metal Laminates (FML) are hybrid composites with alternate layers of orthotropic fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) and isotropic metal alloys. FML can exhibit a nonlinear thermo-viscoelastic behavior under the influence of external mechanical...

Sawant, Sourabh P.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of programmed cell death in cotton (gosypium hirsutum) fiber  

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Cotton fiber has been postulated to undergo a process of programmed cell death (PCD) during the maturation phase of development. A parallel may exist between cotton fibers and xylem tracheary elements, which have periods of elongation, secondary...

Roche, Meghan C.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Stable fiber-based Fabry-Perot cavity  

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The development of a fiber-based, tunable optical cavity with open access is reported. The cavity is of the Fabry-Perot type and is formed with miniature spherical mirrors positioned on the end of single- or multimode optical fibers by a transfer technique, which involves lifting a high-quality mirror from a smooth convex substrate, either a ball lens or microlens. The cavities typically have a finesse of {approx}1000 and a mode volume of 600 {mu}m{sup 3}. The detection of small ensembles of cold Rb atoms guided through such a cavity on an atom chip is demonstrated.

Steinmetz, T.; Colombe, Y.; Hunger, D.; Haensch, T. W.; Balocchi, A.; Warburton, R. J.; Reichel, J. [Department fuer Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Schellingstrasse 4/III, 80799 Munich (Germany); School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Laboratoire Kastler Brossel de l'E.N.S., 24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France)

2006-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Wavelength meter having single mode fiber optics multiplexed inputs  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A wavelength meter having a single mode fiber optics input is disclosed. The single mode fiber enables a plurality of laser beams to be multiplexed to form a multiplexed input to the wavelength meter. The wavelength meter can provide a determination of the wavelength of any one or all of the plurality of laser beams by suitable processing. Another aspect of the present invention is that one of the laser beams could be a known reference laser having a predetermined wavelength. Hence, the improved wavelength meter can provide an on-line calibration capability with the reference laser input as one of the plurality of laser beams.

Hackel, R.P.; Paris, R.D.; Feldman, M.

1993-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber-optic Fabry-Perot ultrasound sensor  

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of a novel type of ultrasound fiber-optic sensor was studied theoretically and experimentally. The sensor consists of a continuous length of single mode optical fiber into which two dielectric internal mirrors have been built to form a Fabry...-Perot Interferometer A Fabry-Perot interferometer consists of two parallel partially reflecting mirrors separated by a distance L generally much longer than the wavelength X of the light (see fig. 1) . If a light wave with amplitude A~ and coherence length several...

Alcoz, Jorge Jose

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

483

The morphological and chemical characteristics of respirable mineral wool fibers  

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glass-plastic dust were published between 1955 and 1959, All four papers reported that fiber glass dust caused no 15-18 fibrosis in rats, guinea pigs, rabbi ts, and monkeys that inhaled or were injected intratracheally with the dust. However... reported that an1mal inhalation experiments using rats and 24 hamsters exposed to f1brous glass concentrat1ons of approximately 100 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m ) for 24 months, had shown that 3 fibrous glass fibers were not cytotoxic...

Butler, Donnie Ray

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

484

Optical fiber networks boost utilities` power to thrive  

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Recent legislative and regulatory initiatives have propelled the electric power industry onto the information superhighway. Utility companies are not only becoming large users of the information superhighway, but they also are building the physical network to carry the traffic. Some utilities are implementing fiber-optic projects that match or even exceed the size, scope and capabilities of networks installed by telecommunications firms and cable-television companies. Current optical-fiber deployments range from hundreds or thousands of route miles planned or installed by large utilities-such as Entergy and The Southern Company-to networks of just a few route miles envisioned by many smaller municipalities.

McDonald, M.; Boxer, M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Characterisation of pulsed Carbon fiber illuminators for FIR instrument calibration  

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We manufactured pulsed illuminators emitting in the far infrared for the Planck-HFI bolometric instrument ground calibrations. Specific measurements have been conducted on these light sources, based on Carbon fibers, to understand and predict their properties. We present a modelisation of the temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity and the calorific capacitance of the fibers. A comparison between simulations and bolometer data is given, that shows the coherence of our model. Their small time constants, their stability and their emission spectrum pointing in the submm range make these illuminators a very usefull tool for calibrating FIR instruments.

S. Henrot-Versille; R. Cizeron; F. Couchot

2007-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

486

Characterisation of pulsed Carbon fiber illuminators for FIR instrument calibration  

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We manufactured pulsed illuminators emitting in the far infrared for the Planck-HFI bolometric instrument ground calibrations. Specific measurements have been conducted on these light sources, based on Carbon fibers, to understand and predict their properties. We present a modelisation of the temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity and the calorific capacitance of the fibers. A comparison between simulations and bolometer data is given, that shows the coherence of our model. Their small time constants, their stability and their emission spectrum pointing in the submm range make these illuminators a very usefull tool for calibrating FIR instruments.

Henrot-Versillé, S; Couchot, F

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Fiber optic sensors for environmental applications: A brief review  

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Understanding the flow a groundwater quality. This understanding is achieved by measurement of the appropriate chemical and physical subsurface parameters. The ideal measurement would accurately assess a parameter without affecting the parameter or its environment. Fiber optic spectroscopy offers some of the most promising techniques for accurate, non-invasive measurements of environmental parameters. Fiber optic sensors for subsurface applications are currently being developed by several Department of Energy laboratories. Some of these sensors have been successfully deployed in the field and are attaining the goals of accurate, noninvasive, real time measurements in the subsurface.

Rossabi, J.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Ship Effect Measurements With Fiber Optic Neutron Detector  

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The main objectives of this research project was to assemble, operate, test and characterize an innovatively designed scintillating fiber optic neutron radiation detector manufactured by Innovative American Technology with possible application to the Department of Homeland Security screening for potential radiological and nuclear threats at US borders (Kouzes 2004). One goal of this project was to make measurements of the neutron ship effect for several materials. The Virginia State University DOE FaST/NSF summer student-faculty team made measurements with the fiber optic radiation detector at PNNL above ground to characterize the ship effect from cosmic neutrons, and underground to characterize the muon contribution.

King, Kenneth L.; Dean, Rashe A.; Akbar, Shahzad; Kouzes, Richard T.; Woodring, Mitchell L.

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

489

Wavelength meter having single mode fiber optics multiplexed inputs  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A wavelength meter having a single mode fiber optics input is disclosed. The single mode fiber enables a plurality of laser beams to be multiplexed to form a multiplexed input to the wavelength meter. The wavelength meter can provide a determination of the wavelength of any one or all of the plurality of laser beams by suitable processing. Another aspect of the present invention is that one of the laser beams could be a known reference laser having a predetermined wavelength. Hence, the improved wavelength meter can provide an on-line calibration capability with the reference laser input as one of the plurality of laser beams.

Hackel, Richard P. (Livermore, CA); Paris, Robert D. (San Ramon, CA); Feldman, Mark (Pleasanton, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Process for preparing multilayer enzyme coating on a fiber  

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A process for preparing high stability, high activity biocatalytic materials is disclosed and processes for using the same. The process involves coating of a material or fiber with enzymes and enzyme aggregate providing a material or fiber with high biocatalytic activity and stability useful in heterogeneous environments. In one illustrative approach, enzyme "seeds" are covalently attached to polymer nanofibers followed by treatment with a reagent that crosslinks additional enzyme molecules to the seed enzymes forming enzyme aggregates thereby improving biocatalytic activity due to increased enzyme loading and enzyme stability. This approach creates a useful new biocatalytic immobilized enzyme system with potential applications in bioconversion, bioremediation, biosensors, and biofuel cells.

Kim, Jungbae (Richland, WA); Kwak, Ja Hun (Richland, WA); Grate, Jay W. (West Richland, WA)

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Announces Renewable Carbon Fiber Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) BETO announces $12 million funding opportunity for technologies to produce renewable carbon fiber from biomass.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anchored carbon fiber Sample Search Results  

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; Activated carbon; Carbon fibers; D. Electrical (electronic) properties Electromagnetic interference (EMI... ) shielding is increas- ... Source: Chung, Deborah D.L. -...

493

Optical fiber configurations for transmission of laser energy over great distances  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

There are provided optical fiber configurations that provide for the delivery of laser energy, and in particular, the transmission and delivery of high power laser energy over great distances. These configurations further are hardened to protect the optical fibers from the stresses and conditions of an intended application. The configurations provide means for determining the additional fiber length (AFL) need to obtain the benefits of such additional fiber, while avoiding bending losses.

Rinzler, Charles C; Zediker, Mark S

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

494

Dispersion tailoring and compensation by modal interactions in OmniGuide fibers  

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properties of hollow-core photonic-crystal and aperiodic-cladding fibers," Laser Physics 13, 148­160 (2003

495

Optimized Tapered Optical Fiber for Ethanol (C $_{\\bf 2}$ H $_{\\bf 5}$ OH) Concentration Sensing  

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An optimized study of biconical tapered multi-mode plastic optical fiber sensor for concentration sensing of ethanol (C $_{2}$ ...

Yang, Hang-Zhou; Qiao, Xue-Guang; Ali, M Mahmood; Islam, Md Rajibul; Lim, Kok-Sing

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Plasmonic enhanced ultrafast switch.  

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Ultrafast electronic switches fabricated from defective material have been used for several decades in order to produce picosecond electrical transients and TeraHertz radiation. Due to the ultrashort recombination time in the photoconductor materials used, these switches are inefficient and are ultimately limited by the amount of optical power that can be applied to the switch before self-destruction. The goal of this work is to create ultrafast (sub-picosecond response) photoconductive switches on GaAs that are enhanced through plasmonic coupling structures. Here, the plasmonic coupler primarily plays the role of being a radiation condenser which will cause carriers to be generated adjacent to metallic electrodes where they can more efficiently be collected.

Subramania,Ganapathi Subramanian; Reno, John Louis; Passmore, Brandon Scott; Harris, Tom.; Shaner, Eric Arthur; Barrick, Todd A.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Photon enhanced thermionic emission  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Photon Enhanced Thermionic Emission (PETE) is exploited to provide improved efficiency for radiant energy conversion. A hot (greater than 200.degree. C.) semiconductor cathode is illuminated such that it emits electrons. Because the cathode is hot, significantly more electrons are emitted than would be emitted from a room temperature (or colder) cathode under the same illumination conditions. As a result of this increased electron emission, the energy conversion efficiency can be significantly increased relative to a conventional photovoltaic device. In PETE, the cathode electrons can be (and typically are) thermalized with respect to the cathode. As a result, PETE does not rely on emission of non-thermalized electrons, and is significantly easier to implement than hot-carrier emission approaches.

Schwede, Jared; Melosh, Nicholas; Shen, Zhixun

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

498

Enhanced Chemical Cleaning  

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

Chemical Cleaning Chemical Cleaning Renee H. Spires Enhanced Chemical Cleaning Project Manager July 29, 2009 Tank Waste Corporate Board 2 Objective Provide an overview of the ECC process and plan 3 Chemical Cleaning * Oxalic Acid can get tanks clean - Tank 16 set a standard in 1982 - Tanks 5-6 Bulk OA cleaning results under evaluation * However, the downstream flowsheet and financial impacts of handling the spent acid were unacceptable Before After Tank 16 Tank 16 4 Oxalic Acid Flowsheet Impacts Evap Sludge Washing Evap Feed/Drop Tank 8 Wt% Oxalic Acid Neutralization Tank Solids Liquid High oxalate concentration Negligible oxalate concentration * Oxalates from chemical cleaning impact salt processing * A process change was needed Evaporator Saltstone Vaults DWPF Filled Canisters 5 Vision * Eliminate the impacts to the Tank Farm

499

Construction of a 1014.8nm fiber amplifier for quadrupling into the UV  

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A fiber amplifier is constructed at 1014.8nm and then frequency doubled to produce 507.4nm. This could then be frequency doubled again to produce 253.7 radiation. The fiber amplifier consists of Ytterbium doped double-clad fiber cooled to low...

Giuoco, Frank Joseph

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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INITIATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF FIBER IN WILD AND CULTIVATED COTTON  

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INITIATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF FIBER IN WILD AND CULTIVATED COTTON Kara M. Butterworth,1.S.A. Cultivated cotton fiber has undergone transformation from short, coarse fibers found in progenitor wild in cultivated cotton may have facilitated both yield and uniformity of the crop. However, for the taxa

Wendel, Jonathan F.