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Filters for cathodic arc plasmas  

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Cathodic arc plasmas are contaminated with macroparticles. A variety of magnetic plasma filters has been used with various success in removing the macroparticles from the plasma. An open-architecture, bent solenoid filter, with additional field coils at the filter entrance and exit, improves macroparticle filtering. In particular, a double-bent filter that is twisted out of plane forms a very compact and efficient filter. The coil turns further have a flat cross-section to promote macroparticle reflection out of the filter volume. An output conditioning system formed of an expander coil, a straightener coil, and a homogenizer, may be used with the magnetic filter for expanding the filtered plasma beam to cover a larger area of the target. A cathodic arc plasma deposition system using this filter can be used for the deposition of ultrathin amorphous hard carbon (a-C) films for the magnetic storage industry.

Anders, Andre (Albany, CA); MacGill, Robert A. (Richmond, CA); Bilek, Marcela M. M. (Engadine, AU); Brown, Ian G. (Berkeley, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition  

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Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition André Anders Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, 1 Cyclotron Road, Mailstop 53, Berkeley, California 94720 aanders@lbl.gov Abstract Cathodic arc plasma deposition is one of oldest coatings technologies. Over the last two decades it has become the technology of choice for hard, wear resistant coatings on cutting and forming tools, corrosion resistant and decorative coatings on door knobs, shower heads, jewelry, and many other substrates. The history, basic physics of cathodic arc operation, the infamous macroparticle problem and common filter solutions are reviewed. Cathodic arc plasmas stand out due to their high degree of ionization, with important consequences for film nucleation, growth, and efficient utilization of substrate bias. The

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Anode and Cathode Arcs  

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... we call an anode arc, produces a circular pit on the anode and a general roughening of the opposed cathode. Photomicrographs of single anode-type arcs were published1 before the ... arcs\tCathode arcs

L. H. GERMER; W. S. BOYLE

1955-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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S-shaped magnetic macroparticle filter for cathodic arc deposition  

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A new magnetic macroparticle filter design consisting of two 90{sup o} filters forming an S-shape is described. Transport properties of this S-filter are investigated using Langmuir and deposition probes. It is shown that filter efficiency is product of the efficiencies of two 90{sup o} filters and the deposition rate is still acceptably high to perform thin film deposition. Films of amorphous hard carbon have been deposited using a 90{sup o} filter and the S-filter, and macroparticle content of the films are compared.

Anders, S.; Anders, A.; Dickinson, M.R.; MacGill, R.A.; Brown, I.G.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miniaturized cathodic arc plasma source  

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A cathodic arc plasma source has an anode formed of a plurality of spaced baffles which extend beyond the active cathode surface of the cathode. With the open baffle structure of the anode, most macroparticles pass through the gaps between the baffles and reflect off the baffles out of the plasma stream that enters a filter. Thus the anode not only has an electrical function but serves as a prefilter. The cathode has a small diameter, e.g. a rod of about 1/4 inch (6.25 mm) diameter. Thus the plasma source output is well localized, even with cathode spot movement which is limited in area, so that it effectively couples into a miniaturized filter. With a small area cathode, the material eroded from the cathode needs to be replaced to maintain plasma production. Therefore, the source includes a cathode advancement or feed mechanism coupled to cathode rod. The cathode also requires a cooling mechanism. The movable cathode rod is housed in a cooled metal shield or tube which serves as both a current conductor, thus reducing ohmic heat produced in the cathode, and as the heat sink for heat generated at or near the cathode. Cooling of the cathode housing tube is done by contact with coolant at a place remote from the active cathode surface. The source is operated in pulsed mode at relatively high currents, about 1 kA. The high arc current can also be used to operate the magnetic filter. A cathodic arc plasma deposition system using this source can be used for the deposition of ultrathin amorphous hard carbon (a-C) films for the magnetic storage industry.

Anders, Andre (Albany, CA); MacGill, Robert A. (Richmond, CA)

2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined filtered cathodic arc etching pretreatment-magnetron sputter deposition of highly adherent CrN films  

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CrN films were prepared on steel substrates by a hybrid method utilizing filtered cathodic arc for Cr ion pretreatment and magnetron sputtering for coating deposition. During pretreatment the substrates were biased to -1200 V and exposed to filtered chromium plasma. The substrate-coating interface formed during the pretreatment contained a Cr-enriched modified layer with composition that was strongly influenced by the temperature of the substrate as observed by scanning transmission electron microscopy--energy dispersive spectroscopy. The modified layer had a nanocrystalline morphology and thickness of 15 nm. The path of formation of the layer is linked to the combined action of implantation, diffusion, and resputtering. The resulting adhesion of 3 {mu}m thick CrN films was very high with scratch test critical load values of 83 N. The morphology of the films was smooth without large scale defects and the microstructure was columnar. The coatings behaved well in dry sliding tests with very low wear coefficients of 2.3x10{sup -16} m{sup 3} N{sup -1} m{sup -1}, which can be linked to the high adhesion and defect-free microstructure. The smooth coatings also had a high resistance to corrosion as demonstrated by potentiodynamic tests with particularly high pitting potentials of +800 mV.

Ehiasarian, A. P.; Anders, A.; Petrov, I. [Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard St., Sheffield S1 1WB (United Kingdom); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic-cusp, cathodic-arc source  

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A magnetic-cusp for a cathodic-arc source wherein the arc is confined to the desired cathode surface, provides a current path for electrons from the cathode to the anode, and utilizes electric and magnetic fields to guide ions from the cathode to a point of use, such as substrates to be coated. The magnetic-cusp insures arc stability by an easy magnetic path from anode to cathode, while the straight-through arrangement leads to high ion transmission. 3 figs.

Falabella, S.

1995-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion source based on the cathodic arc  

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A cylindrically symmetric arc source to produce a ring of ions which leave the surface of the arc target radially and are reflected by electrostatic fields present in the source to a point of use, such as a part to be coated, is described. An array of electrically isolated rings positioned in the source serves the dual purpose of minimizing bouncing of macroparticles and providing electrical insulation to maximize the electric field gradients within the source. The source also includes a series of baffles which function as a filtering or trapping mechanism for any macroparticles. 3 figures.

Sanders, D.M.; Falabella, S.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion source based on the cathodic arc  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cylindrically symmetric arc source to produce a ring of ions which leave the surface of the arc target radially and are reflected by electrostatic fields present in the source to a point of use, such as a part to be coated. An array of electrically isolated rings positioned in the source serves the dual purpose of minimizing bouncing of macroparticles and providing electrical insulation to maximize the electric field gradients within the source. The source also includes a series of baffles which function as a filtering or trapping mechanism for any macroparticles.

Sanders, David M. (Livermore, CA); Falabella, Steven (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathodic Vacuum Arc Plasma of Thallium  

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Thallium arc plasma was investigated in a vacuum arc ionsource. As expected from previous consideration of cathode materials inthe Periodic Table of the Elements, thallium plasma shows lead-likebehavior. Its mean ion charge state exceeds 2.0 immediately after arctriggering, reaches the predicted 1.60 and 1.45 after about 100 microsecand 150 microsec, respectively. The most likely ion velocity is initially8000 m/s and decays to 6500 m/s and 6200 m/s after 100 microsec and 150microsec, respectively. Both ion charge states and ion velocities decayfurther towards steady state values, which are not reached within the 300microsec pulses used here. It is argued that the exceptionally high vaporpressure and charge exchange reactions are associated with theestablishment of steady state ion values.

Yushkov, Georgy Yu.; Anders, Andre

2006-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of cathodic arc deposited amorphous hard carbon films to the head/disk tribology  

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Amorphous hard carbon films deposited by filtered cathodic arc deposition exhibit very high hardness and elastic modulus, high mass density, low coefficient of friction, and the films are very smooth. All these properties are beneficial to applications of these films for the head/disk interface tribology. The properties of cathodic arc deposited amorphous carbon films are summarized, and they are compared to sputter deposited, hydrogenated (CH{sub x}), and nitrogenated (CN{sub x}) carbon films which are the present choice for hard disk and slider coatings. New developments in cathodic arc coaters are discussed which are of interest to the disk drive industry. Experiments on the nanotribology, mass density and hardness, corrosion behavior, and tribochemical behavior of cathodic arc films are reported. A number of applications of cathodic arc deposited films to hard disk and slider coatings are described. It is shown that their tribological performance is considerably better compared to CH{sub x} and CN{sub x} films.

Anders, S. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Advanced Light Source Div.; Bhatia, C.S. [SSD/IBM, San Jose, CA (United States); Fong, W.; Lo, R.Y.; Bogy, D.B. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Computer Mechanics Lab.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tribological performance of hybrid filtered arc-magnetron coatings...  

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Tribological performance of hybrid filtered arc-magnetron coatings - Part I: Coating deposition process and basic coating Tribological performance of hybrid filtered arc-magnetron...

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The fractal nature of vacuum arc cathode spots  

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Cathode spot phenomena show many features of fractals, for example self-similar patterns in the emitted light and arc erosion traces. Although there have been hints on the fractal nature of cathode spots in the literature, the fractal approach to spot interpretation is underutilized. In this work, a brief review of spot properties is given, touching the differences between spot type 1 (on cathodes surfaces with dielectric layers) and spot type 2 (on metallic, clean surfaces) as well as the known spot fragment or cell structure. The basic properties of self-similarity, power laws, random colored noise, and fractals are introduced. Several points of evidence for the fractal nature of spots are provided. Specifically power laws are identified as signature of fractal properties, such as spectral power of noisy arc parameters (ion current, arc voltage, etc) obtained by fast Fourier transform. It is shown that fractal properties can be observed down to the cutoff by measurement resolution or occurrence of elementary steps in physical processes. Random walk models of cathode spot motion are well established: they go asymptotically to Brownian motion for infinitesimal step width. The power spectrum of the arc voltage noise falls as 1/f {sup 2}, where f is frequency, supporting a fractal spot model associated with Brownian motion.

Anders, Andre

2005-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Investigation of the Effect of the Cathode Geometry on the Characteristics of an Electric Arc  

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The effect of the cathode geometry on the characteristics of an electric arc is treated. It is found that the characteristics of plasma in discharges with cathodes of different geometry (cone, ... . It is assumed...

R. M. Urusov; T. E. Urusova

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Numerical computation of electric arc with annular attachment on the cathode butt end  

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The results of computing a stationary arc with annular attachment on the butt end of a solid cylindrical cathode are presented. The influence of the discharge external parameters on the characteristics of arc ...

A. Zh. Zhainakov; R. M. Urusov; T. E. Urusova

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathodic Arc Deposition of Copper Oxide Thin Films  

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plasma source with a copper cathode was operated in an oxygen atmosphereplasma source with a copper cathode in an oxygen atmosphere.plasma source with a copper cathode (5 cm diameter) operated in an oxygen atmosphere.

MacGill, R.A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The current-voltage characteristic of a hot-cathode electric arc at low pressures  

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It has been shown that in a hot-cathode electric arc operating at low pressures of the working ... drop arises that results in an increase in discharge voltage with current even before the transition of the discharge

C. P. Nikulin

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of argon and oxygen on charge-state-resolved ion energy distributions of filtered aluminum arcs  

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energy distributions of filtered aluminum arcs Johanna Roséndistributions (IEDs) in filtered aluminum vacuum arc plasmasfor vacuum arc plasmas. Aluminum plasma, for example,

Rosen, Johanna; Anders, Andre; Mraz, Stanislav; Atiser, Adil; Schneider, Jochen M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cold-hollow-cathode arc discharge in crossed electric and magnetic fields  

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A crossed-field cold-hollow-cathode arc is stable at low working gas pressures...?2–10?1 Pa, magnetic-field-and gas-dependent arcing voltages of 20–50 V, and discharge currents of 20–200 A. This is ... produced o...

P. M. Schanin; N. N. Koval; Yu. Kh. Akhmadeev; S. V. Grigoriev

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathodic Arc Deposition of Copper Oxide Thin Films  

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in the range 1-1.25 GHz, UHV compatible, and very adhesivefulfill the requirements for UHV compatibility. A cathodic85 MPa) and fulfill all UHV requirements. The deposition

MacGill, R.A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An interchangeable-cathode vacuum arc plasma source David K. Olson,a  

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design based on metal vapor vacuum arc MeVVA concepts is employed as a plasma source for a study of a 7 using a boron-carbide disk as the cathode target. The design is simplified from typical designs with a proton beam. We create our 7 Be on the surface of a sample of enriched boron carbide. Because 7

Hart, Gus

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A review comparing cathodic arcs and high power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS)  

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High power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) has been in the center of attention over the last years as it is an emerging physical vapor deposition (PVD) technology that combines advantages of magnetron sputtering with various forms of energetic deposition of films such as ion plating and cathodic arc plasma deposition. It should not come at a surprise that many extension and variations of HiPIMS make use, intentionally or unintentionally, of previously discovered approaches to film processing such as substrate surface preparation by metal ion sputtering and phased biasing for film texture and stress control. Therefore, in this review, an overview is given on some historical developments and features of cathodic arc and HiPIMS plasmas, showing commonalities and differences. To limit the scope, emphasis is put on plasma properties, as opposed to surveying the vast literature on specific film materials and their properties.

Anders, Andre

2014-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion flux from vacuum arc cathode spots in the absence and presence of a magnetic field  

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Because plasma production at vacuum cathode spots is approximately proportional to the arc current, arc current modulation can be used to generate ion current modulation that can be detected far from the spot using a negatively biased ion collector. The drift time to the ion detector can used to determine kinetic ion energies. A very wide range of cathode materials have been used. It has been found that the kinetic ion energy is higher at the beginning of each discharge and approximately constant after 150 {micro}s. The kinetic energy is correlated with the arc voltage and the cohesive energy of the cathode material. The ion erosion rate has in inverse relation to the cohesive energy, enhancing the effect that the power input per plasma particle correlates with the cohesive energy of the cathode material. The influence of three magnetic field configurations on the kinetic energy has been investigated. Generally, a magnetic field increases the plasma impedance, arc burning voltage, and kinetic ion energy. However, if the plasma is produced in a region of low field strength and streaming into a region of higher field strength, the velocity may decrease due to the mirror effect. A magnetic field can increase the plasma temperature but may reduce the density gradients by preventing free expansion into vacuum. Therefore, depending on the configuration, a magnetic field may increase or decrease the kinetic energy of ions. Additionally, the angular distribution of the ion flux and ion kinetic energy has been investigated in the absence of an external magnetic field. The result can be fitted by a superposition of an isotropic and a cosine distribution.

Anders, Andre; Yushkov, George Yu.

2001-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-pulse arc-discharge plasma source with cold cathode for diagnostic neutral beam injector  

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Long-pulse cold cathode arc-discharge plasma generators have been successfully used as high-quality hydrogen ion sources for plasma diagnostic neutral beams. One of the main advantages of this type of plasma source is a high proton fraction (80%-90%). However, the lifetime of the plasma source is limited due to intensive electrode's erosion, especially at the cathode region. An optimized design of the cathode and the nearest electrodes is found which reduces the erosion and allows us to increase the pulse length. The plasma source produces the extracted ion current up to 3 A at a low angular divergence, and at the pulse duration up to 2 s.

Deichuli, P. P.; Ivanov, A. A.; Stupishin, N. V. [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Arc discharge regulation of a megawatt hot cathode bucket ion source for the experimental advanced superconducting tokamak neutral beam injector  

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Arc discharge of a hot cathode bucket ion source tends to be unstable what attributes to the filament self-heating and energetic electrons backstreaming from the accelerator. A regulation method, which based on the ion density measurement by a Langmuir probe, is employed for stable arc discharge operation and long pulse ion beam generation. Long pulse arc discharge of 100 s is obtained based on this regulation method of arc power. It establishes a foundation for the long pulse arc discharge of a megawatt ion source, which will be utilized a high power neutral beam injection device.

Xie Yahong; Hu Chundong; Liu Sheng; Jiang Caichao; Li Jun; Liang Lizhen [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Collaboration: NBI Team

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling Of Magnetic Channels For Micro-droplets Filtering And Tests Of Their Efficiency In UHV Arc-discharges  

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Modelling Of Magnetic Channels For Micro-droplets Filtering And Tests Of Their Efficiency In UHV Arc-discharges

Strzyzewski, P; Mirowski, R; Sadowski, M; Tazzari, S; Witkowski, J

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gyrocenter Shift of Low-Temperature Plasmas and the Retrograde Motion of Cathode Spots in Arc Discharges  

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The gyrocenter shift phenomenon explained the mechanism of radial electric field formation at the high confinement mode transition in fusion devices. This Letter reports that the theory of gyrocenter shift is also applicable to low temperature high collisional plasmas such as arc discharges by the generalization of the theory resulting from a short mean free path compared with the gyroradius. The retrograde motion of cathode spots in the arc discharge is investigated through a model with the expanded formula of gyrocenter shift. It is found that a reversed electric field is formed in front of the cathode spots when they are under a magnetic field, and this reversed electric field generates a rotation of cathode spots opposite to the Amperian direction. The ion drift velocity profiles calculated from the model are in agreement with the experimental results as functions of magnetic flux density and gas pressure.

Lee, K. C. [Department of Applied Science, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

2007-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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LARGE AREA FILTERED ARC DEPOSITION OF CARBON AND BORON BASED HARD COATINGS  

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This document is a final report covering work performed under Contract No. DE-FG02-99ER82911 from the Department of Energy under a SBIR Phase II Program. Wear resistant, hard coatings can play a vital role in many engineering applications. The primary goal of this project was to develop coatings containing boron and carbon with hardness greater than 30 GPa and evaluate these coatings for machining applications. UES has developed a number of carbon and boron containing coatings with hardness in the range of 34 to 65 GPa using a combination of filtered cathodic arc and magnetron sputtering. The boron containing coatings were based on TiB2, TiBN, and TiBCN, while the carbon containing coatings ere TiC+C and hydrogen free diamond-like-carbon. Machining tests were performed with single and multilayer coated tools. The turning and milling tests were run at TechSolve Inc., under a subcontract at Ohio State University. Significant increases in tool lives were realized in end milling of H-13 die steel (8X) and titanium alloy (80%) using the TiBN coating. A multilayer TiBN/TiN performed the best in end-milling of highly abrasive Al-Si alloys. A 40% increase in life over the TiAlN benchmark coating was found. Further evaluations of these coatings with commercialization partners are currently in progress.

Bhattacharya, Rabi S.

2003-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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On the structure and properties of a material deposited from arc discharge plasma near the cathode and onto vacuum-chamber walls  

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The structure and composition of a material (composite) deposited onto vacuum-chamber walls from arc discharge plasma during the crystallization of cathode spot products in electric and magnetic fields is studied...

N. A. Smolanov; N. A. Pankin

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model of the boundary layer of a vacuum-arc magnetic filter  

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A model is developed to describe the electrostatic boundary layer in a positively biased magnetic filter in filtered arcs with low collisionality. The set of equations used includes the electron momentum equation, with an anomalous collision term due to micro-instabilities leading to Bohm diffusion, electron mass conservation, and Poisson equation. Analytical solutions are obtained, valid for the regimes of interest, leading to an explicit expression to determine the electron density current to the filter wall as a function of the potential of the filter and the ratio of electron density at the plasma to that at the filter wall. Using a set of planar and cylindrical probes it is verified experimentally that the mentioned ratio of electron densities remains reasonably constant for different magnetic field values and probe bias, which allows to obtain a closed expression for the current. Comparisons are made with the experimentally determined current collected at different sections of a positively biased straight filter.

Minotti, F.; Giuliani, L.; Grondona, D.; Della Torre, H.; Kelly, H. [Departamento de Fisica, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Fisica del Plasma, CONICET-UBA, Cdad. Universitaria, Pab.I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2013-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional Ion Distribution in a Filtered Vacuum Arc Discharge  

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Three-dimensional measurements of the ion flux along the filter of a magnetically filtered d-c vacuum arc are presented. The device includes a metallic plasma-generating chamber with cooper electrodes coupled to a substrate chamber through a quarter-torus magnetic filter. The filtering magnetic field was high enough to magnetize the electrons but not the ions. The ion current distribution was studied using a multi-element Cu probes, placed at three different positions along the filter. The ion saturation current of each probe was measured by biasing the probe at -70V with respect the grounded anode. Preliminary results of the three dimensional ion flux distribution and the floating potential of the plasma as functions of the bias filter voltage and magnetic field intensity are reported.

Kelly, H.; Marquez, A.; Pirrera, M. [Instituto de Fisica del Plasma, CONICET-Dpto. de Fisica, FCEN, UBA, Ciudad Universitaria Pab. 1 (1428EHA) Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2006-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Model of Phosphorus Precipitation and Crystal Formation in Electric Arc Furnace Steel Slag Filters  

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Model of Phosphorus Precipitation and Crystal Formation in Electric Arc Furnace Steel Slag Filters ... Phosphorus is generally the limiting nutrient in freshwater systems and its discharge from wastewaters favors eutrophication. ... (1) Stricter regulations for phosphorus discharges to smaller treatment plants creates a need for the development of new and extensive (requiring minimal operation) treatment technologies. ...

Dominique Claveau-Mallet; Scott Wallace; Yves Comeau

2011-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion sources with arc-discharge plasma box driven by directly heated LaB{sub 6} electron emitter or cold cathode (invited)  

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In the Budker Institute, Novosibirsk, an ion source with arc-discharge plasma box has been developed in the recent years for application in thermonuclear devices for plasma diagnostics. Several modifications of the ion source were provided with extracted current ranging from 1 to 7 A and pulse duration of up to 4 s. Initially, the arc-discharge plasma box with cold cathode was used, with which pulse duration is limited to 2 s by the cathode overheating and sputtering in local arc spots. Recently, a directly heated LaB{sub 6} electron emitter was employed instead, which has extended lifetime compared to the cold cathode. In the paper, characteristics of the beam produced with both arrangements of the plasma box are presented.

Ivanov, Alexander A.; Davydenko, Vladimir I.; Deichuli, Petr P.; Shulzhenko, Grigori I.; Stupishin, Nikolay V. [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonequilibrium phenomena and determination of plasma parameters in the hot core of the cathode region in free-burning arc discharges  

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We present spectroscopic measurements of plasma parameters (electron density n{sub e}, electron temperature T{sub e}, gas temperature T{sub g}, underpopulation factor b) in the hot-core region in front of the cathode of a low-current, free-burning arc discharge in argon under atmospheric pressure. The discharge is operated in the hot-core mode, creating a hot cathode region with plasma parameters similar to high-current arcs in spite of the fact that we use comparatively low currents (less than 20 A). We use continuum emission and (optically thin) line emission to determine n{sub e} and T{sub e}. We apply relaxation measurements based on a power-interruption technique to investigate deviations from local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE). These measurements let us determine the gas temperature T{sub g}. All measurements are performed side-on with charge-coupled-device cameras as detectors, so that all measured plasma parameters are spatially resolved after an Abel inversion. This yields the first ever spatially resolved observation of the non-LTE phenomena of the hot core in the near-cathode region of free-burning arcs. The results only partly coincide with previously published predictions and measurements in the literature.

Kuehn, Gerrit; Kock, Manfred [Institut fuer Atom- and Molekuelphysik, Abteilung Plasmaphysik, Universitaet Hannover, Germany Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik, Universitaet Hannover (Germany) and Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik, Albert-Einstein-Institut, Hannover (Germany); Institut fuer Atom- and Molekuelphysik, Abteilung Plasmaphysik, Universitaet Hannover (Germany)

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical properties of a-C:Mo films produced by dual-cathode filtered cathodic arc plasma deposition  

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and Related Materials Electrical properties of a-C:Mo filmsNo. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Electrical properties of a-C:Mo filmsair. Film resistivity and electrical activation energy were

Sansongsiri, Sakon

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - area filtered arc Sample Search Results  

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of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky Collection: Engineering 3 GIS by ESRITM What is ArcGIS Summary: and terrainmodelingcapabilities. ArcGIS 3D Analyst...

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Formation of cobalt silicide from filter metal vacuum arc deposited films  

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The thermal reaction of Co film deposited on Si (111) surfaces by a high current filter metal vacuum arc (FMEVAD) system has been studied. After deposition the films were annealed over the 400-900 C temperature range for 30 min. Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) was used to characterize the elemental depth distributions in the films subjected to different annealing temperatures. Ordered chemical phases were determined by glancing-incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXRD) and the morphology was determined by cross section transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results show that the phases formed are Co2Si at 400 C, CoSi + CoO at 500 C, CoSi + CoSi2 at 600 C, and CoSi2 at (700-800 C). At 900 C, CoSi2 was formed with a mixture of cubic cobalt and probably an amorphous cobalt oxide surface layer. The interface morphology was a rough cusp-like crenellation at 600 C which became less pronounced after annealing at 800 C.

Whitlow, Harry J.; Zhang, Yanwen; Wang, Chong M.; McCready, David E.; Zhang, Tonghe; Wu, Yuguang

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum arc deposition devices  

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The vacuum arc is a high-current, low-voltage electrical discharge which produces a plasma consisting of vaporized and ionized electrode material. In the most common cathodic arc deposition systems, the arc concentrates at minute cathode spots on the cathode surface and the plasma is emitted as a hypersonic jet, with some degree of contamination by molten droplets [known as macroparticles (MPs)] of the cathode material. In vacuum arc deposition systems, the location and motion of the cathode spots are confined to desired surfaces by an applied magnetic field and shields around undesired surfaces. Substrates are mounted on a holder so that they intercept some portion of the plasma jet. The substrate often provides for negative bias to control the energy of depositing ions and heating or cooling to control the substrate temperature. In some systems, a magnetic field is used to guide the plasma around an obstacle which blocks the MPs. These elements are integrated with a deposition chamber, cooling, vacuum gauges and pumps, and power supplies to produce a vacuum arc deposition system.

Boxman, R.L.; Zhitomirsky, V.N. [Electrical Discharge and Plasma Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel)

2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of the temperature fields in an electric arc struck on a point electrode in a homogeneous gas stream  

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A study is made of the problem of a point electric source in a homogeneous gas stream and operating in the arc discharge regime. The development of an electric arc struck on a point cathode in a ... . The station...

A. B. Vatazhin

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Novel Composite Cathode Structures  

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Relevance * New cathode materials are required to improve the energy density of Li-ion cells for transportation technologies. * The cathode system in this project directly...

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LOW TEMPERATURE CATHODE SUPPORTED ELECTROLYTES  

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This project has three main goals: Thin Films Studies, Preparation of Graded Porous Substrates and Basic Electrical Characterization and testing of Planar Single Cells. This period has continued to address the problem of making dense 1/2 to 5 {micro}m thick dense layers on porous substrates (the cathode LSM). Our current status is that we are making structures of 2-5 cm{sup 2} in area, which consist of either dense YSZ or CGO infiltrated into a 2-5 {micro}m thick 50% porous layer made of either nanoncrystalline CGO or YSZ powder. This composite structure coats a macroporous cathode or anode; which serves as the structural element of the bi-layer structure. These structures are being tested as SOFC elements. A number of structures have been evaluated both as symmetrical and as button cell configuration. Results of this testing indicates that the cathodes contribute the most to cell losses for temperatures below 750 C. In this investigation different cathode materials were studied using impedance spectroscopy of symmetric cells and IV characteristics of anode supported fuel cells. Cathode materials studied included La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}Co{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.8}O{sub 3} (LSCF), La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} (LSM), Pr{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.8}O{sub 3} (PSCF), Sm{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}Co{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.8}O{sub 3} (SSCF), and Yb{sub .8}Sr{sub 0.2}Co{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.8}O{sub 3} (SSCF). A new technique for filtering the Fourier transform of impedance data was used to increase the sensitivity of impedance analysis. By creating a filter specifically for impedance spectroscopy the resolution was increased. The filter was tailored to look for specific circuit elements like R//C, Warburg, or constant phase elements. As many as four peaks can be resolved using the filtering technique on symmetric cells. It may be possible to relate the different peaks to material parameters, like the oxygen exchange coefficient. The cathode grouped in order from lowest to highest ASR is LSCF < PSCF < SSCF < YSCF < LSM. The button cell results agree with this ordering indicating that this is an important tool for use in developing our understanding of electrode behavior in fuel cells.

Harlan U. Anderson; Fatih Dogan; Vladimir Petrovsky

2002-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of total ion current from vacuum arc plasmasources  

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The total ion current generated by a vacuum arc plasma source was measured. The discharge system investigated allowed ion collection from the arc plasma streaming through a hemispherical mesh anode with geometric transparency of 72 percent. A range of different cathode materials was investigated, and the arc current was varied over the range 50-500 A. We find that the normalized ion current (Iion/Iarc) depends on the cathode material, with values in the range from 5 percent to 19 percent and generally greater for elements of low cohesive energy. The application of a strong axial magnetic field in the cathode and arc region leads to increased normalized ion current, but only by virtue of enhanced ion charge states formed in a strong magnetic field.

Oks, Efim M.; Savkin, Konstantin P.; Yushkov, Georgiu Yu.; Nikolaev, Alexey G.; Anders, A.; Brown, Ian G.

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric field induced needle-pulsed arc discharge carbon nanotube production apparatus: Circuitry and mechanical design  

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A simple and low cost apparatus is reported to produce multiwall carbon nanotubes and carbon nano-onions by a low power short pulsed arc discharge reactor. The electric circuitry and the mechanical design details and a micro-filtering assembly are described. The pulsed-plasma is generated and applied between two graphite electrodes. The pulse width is 0.3 {mu}s. A strong dc electric field is established along side the electrodes. The repetitive discharges occur in less than 1 mm distance between a sharp tip graphite rod as anode, and a tubular graphite as cathode. A hydrocarbon vapor, as carbon source, is introduced through the graphite nozzle in the cathode assembly. The pressure of the chamber is controlled by a vacuum pump. A magnetic field, perpendicular to the plasma path, is provided. The results show that the synergetic use of a pulsed-current and a dc power supply enables us to synthesize carbon nanoparticles with short pulsed plasma. The simplicity and inexpensiveness of this plan is noticeable. Pulsed nature of plasma provides some extra degrees of freedom that make the production more controllable. Effects of some design parameters such as electric field, pulse frequency, and cathode shape are discussed. The products are examined using scanning probe microscopy techniques.

Kia, Kaveh Kazemi [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Bonab, Bonab (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Bonabi, Fahimeh [Department of Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Bonab, Bonab (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of the total ion flux from vacuum arc cathodespots  

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The ion flux from vacuum arc cathode spots was measured in two vacuum arc systems. The first was a vacuum arc ion source which was modified allowing us to collect ions from arc plasma streaming through an anode mesh. The second discharge system essentially consisted of a cathode placed near the center of a spherically shaped mesh anode. In both systems, the ion current streaming through the mesh was measured by a biased collector. The mesh anodes had geometric transmittances of 60 percent and 72 percent, respectively, which were taken into account as correction factors. The ion current from different cathode materials was measured for 50-500 A of arc current. The ion current normalized by the arc current was found to depend on the cathode material, with values in the range from 5 percent to 19 percent. The normalized ion current is generally greater for elements of low cohesive energy. The ion erosion rates were determined from values of ion current and ion charge states, which were previously measured in the same ion source. The absolute ion erosion rates range from 16-173 mu g/C.

Anders, Andre; Oks, Efim M.; Yushkov, Georgy Yu; Savkin,Konstantin P.; Brown, Ian G.; Nikolaev, Alexey G.

2005-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Cathode Catalysts  

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new catalysts, this research program will also target other issues crucial to PEMFC cathode electrocatalysis: novel electrode structures; catalyst durability meeting the...

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Advanced Cathode Catalysts  

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This presentation, which focuses on advanced cathode catalysts, was given by Piotr Zelenay of Los Alamos National laboratory at a February 2007 meeting on new fuel cell projects.

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JOURNAL DE PPHYSIQUE THEORY OF =LOW CATHODEINATMOSPHERIC ARC INNOBLE GAS  

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. S. S. R. 1. The hollow arc discharge i n cylindrical hollow cathode (IiC) with s l i g h t l yJOURNAL DE PPHYSIQUE THEORY OF =LOW CATHODEINATMOSPHERIC ARC INNOBLE GAS F.G. Baksht, A.B. Rybakov. 4-22742~-j,2x$-.@+.j# .Ya4z(5) 4. he pre-electr*e ionization ~ w e r(L df 9 e L 4 - ~ = d ; ) must

Boyer, Edmond

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Batteries: Overview of Battery Cathodes  

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and Titanates as High-Energy Cathode Materials for Li-IonI, Amine K (2009) High Energy Cathode Material for Long-LifeA New Cathode Material for Batteries of High Energy Density.

Doeff, Marca M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROCEDURES FOR ARC PROJECTS  

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PROCEDURES FOR ARC PROJECTS Revised - May 2013 Agricultural Research Center Washington State University #12;Table of Contents THE PROJECT SYSTEM, AN INTRODUCTION................................................................................. 5 DEVELOPING AN ARC PROJECT

Collins, Gary S.

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Method for gas-metal arc deposition  

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Method and apparatus for gas-metal arc deposition of metal, metal alloys, and metal matrix composites. The apparatus contains an arc chamber for confining a D.C. electrical arc discharge, the arc chamber containing an outlet orifice in fluid communication with a deposition chamber having a deposition opening in alignment wiht the orifice for depositing metal droplets on a coatable substrate. Metal wire is passed continuously into the arc chamber in alignment with the orifice. Electric arcing between the metal wire anode and the orifice cathode produces droplets of molten metal from the wire which pass through the orifice and into the deposition chamber for coating a substrate exposed at the deposition opening. When producing metal matrix composites, a suspension of particulates in an inert gas enters the deposition chamber via a plurality of feed openings below and around the orifice so that reinforcing particulates join the metal droplets to produce a uniform mixture which then coats the exposed substrate with a uniform metal matrix composite.

Buhrmaster, Carol L. (Corning, NY); Clark, Denis E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Smartt, Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for gas-metal arc deposition  

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Method and apparatus for gas-metal arc deposition of metal, metal alloys, and metal matrix composites are disclosed. The apparatus contains an arc chamber for confining a D.C. electrical arc discharge, the arc chamber containing an outlet orifice in fluid communication with a deposition chamber having a deposition opening in alignment with the orifice for depositing metal droplets on a coatable substrate. Metal wire is passed continuously into the arc chamber in alignment with the orifice. Electric arcing between the metal wire anode and the orifice cathode produces droplets of molten metal from the wire which pass through the orifice and into the deposition chamber for coating a substrate exposed at the deposition opening. When producing metal matrix composites, a suspension of particulates in an inert gas enters the deposition chamber via a plurality of feed openings below and around the orifice so that reinforcing particulates join the metal droplets to produce a uniform mixture which then coats the exposed substrate with a uniform metal matrix composite. 1 fig.

Buhrmaster, C.L.; Clark, D.E.; Smartt, H.B.

1990-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for gas-metal arc deposition  

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Apparatus for gas-metal arc deposition of metal, metal alloys, and metal matrix composites. The apparatus contains an arc chamber for confining a D.C. electrical arc discharge, the arc chamber containing an outlet orifice in fluid communication with a deposition chamber having a deposition opening in alignment with the orifice for depositing metal droplets on a coatable substrate. Metal wire is passed continuously into the arc chamber in alignment with the orifice. Electric arcing between the metal wire anode and the orifice cathode produces droplets of molten metal from the wire which pass through the orifice and into the deposition chamber for coating a substrate exposed at the deposition opening. When producing metal matrix composites, a suspenion of particulates in an inert gas enters the deposition chamber via a plurality of feed openings below and around the orifice so that reinforcing particulates join the metal droplets to produce a uniform mixture which then coats the exposed substrate with a uniform metal matrix composite.

Buhrmaster, Carol L. (Corning, NY); Clark, Denis E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Smartt, Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-organisation Processes In The Carbon ARC For Nanosynthis  

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The atmospheric pressure carbon arc in inert gases such as helium is an important method for the production of nanomaterials. It has recently been shown that the formation of the carbon deposit on the cathode from gaseous carbon plays a crucial role in the operation of the arc, reaching the high temperatures necessary for thermionic emission to take place even with low melting point cathodes. Based on observed ablation and deposition rates, we explore the implications of deposit formation on the energy balance at the cathode surface, and show how the operation of the arc is self-organised process. Our results suggest that the can arc operate in two di erent regimes, one of which has an important contribution from latent heat to the cathode energy balance. This regime is characterised by the enhanced ablation rate, which may be favourable for high yield synthesis of nanomaterials. The second regime has a small and approximately constant ablation rate with a negligible contribution from latent heat.

Ng, Jonathan; Raitses, Yevgeny

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Unipolar arc simulation device  

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We describe a simple laboratory device for establishing a vacuum arc plasma discharge that can serve to simulate a unipolar arc. The technique makes use of a triggered vacuum arc plasma gun to generate a plasma plume that in turn causes breakdown of a secondary discharge. The device is in fact a secondary vacuum arc discharge that is triggered by a primary vacuum arc discharge, with some of the features of the secondary plasma discharge having similarities with a unipolar arc configuration. Here we describe the experimental setup and outline how the device can be used for some areas of unipolar arc materials research. [copyright] [ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.

Wang, S.G.; Brown, I.G. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States))

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of total ion flux in vacuum Arc discharges  

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A vacuum arc ion source was modified allowing us to collections from arc plasma streaming through an anode mesh. The mesh had ageometric transmittance of 60 percent, which was taken into account as acorrection factor. The ion current from twenty-two cathode materials wasmeasured at an arc current of 100 A. The ion current normalized by thearc current was found to depend on the cathode material, with valuesinthe range from 5 percent to 11 percent. The normalized ion current isgenerally greater for light elements than for heavy elements. The ionerosion rates were determined fromvalues of ion currentand ion chargestates, which were previously measured in the same experimental system.The ion erosion rates range from 12-94 mu g/C.

Anders, Andre; Oks, Efim M.; Yushkov, Georgy Yu.; Brown, Ian G.

2004-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Cathode | Open Energy Information  

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Cathode Cathode Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Cathode The negative pole of a battery (electrolytic cell), where electrons enter (and current leaves) the system.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A cathode is an electrode through which electric current flows out of a polarized electrical device. The direction of electric current is, by convention, opposite to the direction of electron flow-thus, electrons are considered to flow toward the cathode electrode while current flows away from it. This convention is sometimes remembered using the mnemonic CCD for cathode current departs. Cathode polarity is not always negative. Although positively charged cations always move towards the cathode (hence their name) and negatively charged anions move away from it, cathode

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Physics of arcing, and implications to sputter deposition  

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Arcing is a well-known, unwanted discharge regime observed on the surface of sputtering targets. The discharge voltage breaks down to less than 50 V while the current jumps to elevated levels. Arcing is unwanted because it prevents uniform deposition and creates particulates. The issue of arcing has been dealt with by target surface conditioning and by using modern power supplies that have arc suppression incorporated. With increasing quality requirements in terms of uniformity of coatings, and absence of particulates, especially for electrochromic and other advanced coatings applications, the issue of arcing warrants a closer examination with the goal to find other, physics-based, and hopefully better approaches of arcing prevention. From a physics point of view, the onset of arcing is nothing else than the transition of the discharge to a cathodic arc mode, which is characterized by the ignition of non-stationary arc spots. Arc spots operate by a sequence of microexplosions, enabling explosive electron emission, as opposed to secondary electron emission. Arc spots and their fragments have a size distribution in the micrometer and sub-micrometer range, and a characteristic time distribution that has components shorter than microseconds. Understanding the ignition conditions of arc spots are of central physical interest. Spot ignition is associated with electric field enhancement, which can be of geometric nature (roughness,particles), or chemical nature (e.g. oxide formation) and related local accumulation of surface charge. Therefore, it is clear that these issues are of particular concern when operating with high-density plasmas, such as in high-power pulsed sputtering, and when using reactive sputter gases.

Anders, Andre

2003-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathodic Arcs: Fractal Voltage and Cohesive Energy Rule  

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indicate that materials of high cohesive energy have aEq. (2), for materials of high cohesive energy (e.g. Ta, W).higher for materials of high cohesive energy. Peaks observed

Anders, Andre; Oks, Efim M.; Gera, Yu. Yushkov

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instability of a Vacuum Arc Centrifuge M. J. Hole, R. S. Dallaqua, S. W. Simpson* and E. Del Bosco.  

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vapour ablated from the cathode of the discharge by the action of vacuum arcs (see Figure 1) with a metalInstability of a Vacuum Arc Centrifuge M. J. Hole, R. S. Dallaqua, S. W. Simpson* and E. Del Bosco of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney, N.S.W. 2006 Australia Laboratório Associado de

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Temporal Development of Ion Beam Mean Charge State in PulsedVacuum Arc Ion Sources  

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Vacuum arc ion sources, commonly also known as "Mevva" ionsources, are used to generate intense pulsed metal ion beams. It is knownthat the mean charge state of the ion beam lies between 1 and 4,depending on cathode material, arc current, arc pulse duration, presenceor absence of magnetic field at the cathode, as well background gaspressure. A characteristic of the vacuum arc ion beam is a significantdecrease in ion charge state throughout the pulse. This decrease can beobserved up to a few milliseconds, until a "noisy" steady-state value isestablished. Since the extraction voltage is constant, a decrease in theion charge state has a proportional impact on the average ion beamenergy. This paper presents results of detailed investigations of theinfluence of arc parameters on the temporal development of the ion beammean charge state for a wide range of cathode materials. It is shown thatfor fixed pulse duration, the charge state decrease can be reduced bylower arc current, higher pulse repetition rate, and reduction of thedistance between cathode and extraction region. The latter effect may beassociated with charge exchange processes in the dischargeplasma.

Oks, Efim M.; Yushkov, Georgy Yu.; Anders, Andre

2007-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of active material surface area on thermal stability of LiCoO2 cathode  

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Abstract Thermal stability of charged LiCoO2 cathodes with various surface areas of active material is investigated in order to quantify the effect of LiCoO2 surface area on thermal stability of cathode. Thermogravimetric analyses and calorimetry have been conducted on charged cathodes with different active material surface areas. Besides reduced thermal stability, high surface area also changes the active material decomposition reaction and induces side reactions with additives. Thermal analyses of LiCoO2 delithiated chemically without any additives or with a single additive have been conducted to elaborate the effect of particle size on side reactions. Stability of cathode–electrolyte system has been investigated by accelerating rate calorimetry (ARC). Arrhenius activation energy of cathode decomposition has been calculated as function of conversion at different surface area of active material.

Jan Geder; Harry E. Hoster; Andreas Jossen; Jürgen Garche; Denis Y.W. Yu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemically Stable Cathode Current Collectors for Rechargeable...  

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Stable Cathode Current Collectors for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries . Electrochemically Stable Cathode Current Collectors for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries . Abstract:...

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Mechanism of carbon nanostructure synthesis in arc plasma  

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Plasma enhanced techniques are widely used for synthesis of carbon nanostructures. The primary focus of this paper is to summarize recent experimental and theoretical advances in understanding of single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) synthesis mechanism in arcs, and to describe methods of controlling arc plasma parameters. Fundamental issues related to synthesis of SWNTs, which is a relationship between plasma parameters and SWNT characteristics are considered. It is shown that characteristics of synthesized SWNTs can be altered by varying plasma parameters. Effects of electrical and magnetic fields applied during SWNT synthesis in arc plasma are explored. Magnetic field has a profound effect on the diameter, chirality, and length of a SWNT synthesized in the arc plasma. An average length of SWNT increases by a factor of 2 in discharge with magnetic field and an amount of long nanotubes with the length above 5 {mu}m also increases in comparison with that observed in the discharge without a magnetic field. In addition, synthesis of a few-layer graphene in a magnetic field presence is discovered. A coupled model of plasma-electrode phenomena in atmospheric-pressure anodic arc in helium is described. Calculations indicate that substantial fraction of the current at the cathode is conducted by ions (0.7-0.9 of the total current). It is shown that nonmonotonic behavior of the arc current-voltage characteristic can be reproduced taking into account the experimentally observed dependence of the arc radius on arc current.

Keidar, M.; Shashurin, A.; Volotskova, O. [George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 (United States); Raitses, Y. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Beilis, I. I. [Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Tungsten Cathode Catalyst for PEMFC  

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Final report for project to evaluate tungsten-based catalyst as a cathode catalyst for PEM cell applications.

Joel B. Christian; Sean P. E. Smith

2006-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathode material for lithium batteries  

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A method of manufacture an article of a cathode (positive electrode) material for lithium batteries. The cathode material is a lithium molybdenum composite transition metal oxide material and is prepared by mixing in a solid state an intermediate molybdenum composite transition metal oxide and a lithium source. The mixture is thermally treated to obtain the lithium molybdenum composite transition metal oxide cathode material.

Park, Sang-Ho; Amine, Khalil

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of electrostatic Langmuir probe to atmospheric arc plasmas producing nanostructures  

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The temporal evolution of a high pressure He arc producing nanotubes was considered and the Langmuir probe technique was applied for plasma parameter measurements. Two modes of arc were observed: cathodic arc where discharge is supported by erosion of cathode material and anodic arc which is supported by ablation of the anode packed with carbon and metallic catalysts in which carbon nanotubes are synthesized. Voltage-current (V-I) characteristics of single probes were measured and unusually low ratio of saturation current on positively biased probe to that on negatively biased of about 1-4 was observed. This effect was explained by increase of measured current at the negatively biased probe above the level of ion saturation current due to secondary electron emission from the probe surface. Since utilization of standard collisionless approach to determine plasma parameters from the measured V-I characteristic is not correct, the electron saturation current was used to estimate the plasma density.

Shashurin, A.; Li, J.; Zhuang, T.; Keidar, M. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia 20052 (United States); Beilis, I. I. [School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978 (Israel)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Taupo's atypical arc  

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... many other continental arcs around the world, with andesite-dacite cone volcaaoes and relatively low geothermal heat fluxes. In sharp contrast, in the middle

Colin J. N. Wilson

1996-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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J. Phys. D:Appl. Phys. 27 (1994)522-528. Printed in the UK Investigation of a cathode regionof an  

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theoretical models have been proposed for industrial and spectroscopic application of arc plasmas [l, 21;F,filter;TL, tungsten ribbon lamp; MR, flatmirror; CM, concave mirror; A, arc; MT, step-motor-drivenmovable table; AL an electric arc S Pellerint, K Musiott, B Pokrzywkas and J Chapellet t GREMl Universitb $Orleans, BP 6759

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Stabilized Spinel and Polyanion Cathodes  

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nanostructured phosphate and silicate cathodes and their nanocomposites with graphene - To develop a fundamental understanding of the factors that control the...

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HIGH-CAPACITY POLYANION CATHODES  

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nanostructured phosphate and silicate cathodes as well as their nanocomposites with graphene to overcome the limitations of poor ionic and electronic conductivity - To develop a...

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Batteries: Overview of Battery Cathodes  

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materials, although electro-active compounds containing these metals exist. Today’s technologically important cathodesactive field. Characteristics of battery cathode materials

Doeff, Marca M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synopsis of Cathode #4 Activation  

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surface. For protection, use UHV grade aluminum foil insteadof lint free paper. The UHV foil shall be essentially freeminutes handling according to UHV practice, cathode surface

Ekdahl, C.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of high charge state ions in vacuum arc ion sources by a ``current jump'' method  

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In the investigation of ion charge state distributions (CSD) in vacuum arc plasmas, good correlation between increase in arc operating voltage and mean ion charge state has been established. Therefore, to increase the mean charge state of a vacuum arc plasma, it is necessary to find ways to increase the arc operating voltage. The voltage can be increased via transients associated with the arc current by means of which a rather high operation voltage can be established across the discharge gap. Experiments were performed both in Tomsk and Berkeley with the discharge system of a vacuum arc ion source. To effect a step current rise an additional power supply was connected to the usual vacuum arc supply. This power supply made it possible to increase the vacuum arc current up to 1 kA for several {micro}s. As a rule the current jump was produced after 100--200 {micro}s into the main discharge pulse when all principal parameters of the vacuum arc were already established. To measure the CSD a time-of-flight method was used. As followed from experiments, superposition of a short, high current pulse to the vacuum arc current pulse is accompanied by a jump in arc operation voltage. Subsequently during the current step the voltage falls exponentially to one hundred volts after the completion of the current jump, and the arc voltage takes its conventional value (20--40V). Because of this increase in arc operation voltage, an enhancement of high charge station ion fractions was observed. For example, with a Ti-cathode with conventional arc parameters there is only very small value to Ti{sup 4+} ion fraction in the vacuum arc plasma. Applying strong magnetic field increases the fraction of these ions up to 20% of the total beam current. The current jump enhanced this value up to 40%.

Bugaev, A.S.; Oks, E.M.; Yushkov, G.Y.; Brown, I.G.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot hollow cathode gun assembly  

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A hot hollow cathode deposition gun assembly includes a hollow body having a cylindrical outer surface and an end plate for holding an adjustable heat sink, the hot hollow cathode gun, two magnets for steering the plasma from the gun into a crucible on the heat sink, and a shutter for selectively covering and uncovering the crucible.

Zeren, J.D.

1983-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilized Spinel and Nano Olivine Cathodes  

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NANO OLIVINE STABILIZED SPINEL AND NANO OLIVINE CATHODES CATHODES ARUMUGAM MANTHIRAM Electrochemical Energy Laboratory (ECEL) Materials Science and Engineering Program The...

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What we know and what we do not know about plasma arc cutting  

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After a brief history of plasma arc cutting (PAC) is given, its types and abilities are discussed. Experimental data (unfortunately, little is available) on plasma parameters are reviewed. The status of contemporary understanding of the process involved in PAC is presented. The main emphasis is on those processes that determine the technological abilities of the method. Along with the existing theories reviewed, we propose qualitative hypotheses on some of these processes. Among them are: dependence of the cyclic cathode erosion on the rate of current increase, double arcing and the role of insulating inclusions at the nozzle orifice on double arcing, dross formation and the shape of the kerf.

V A Nemchinsky; W S Severance

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disk filter  

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An electric disk filter provides a high efficiency at high temperature. A hollow outer filter of fibrous stainless steel forms the ground electrode. A refractory filter material is placed between the outer electrode and the inner electrically isolated high voltage electrode. Air flows through the outer filter surfaces through the electrified refractory filter media and between the high voltage electrodes and is removed from a space in the high voltage electrode.

Bergman, W.

1985-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric arc saw apparatus  

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A portable, hand held electric arc saw has a small frame for supporting an electrically conducting rotary blade which serves as an electrode for generating an electric arc to erode a workpiece. Electric current is supplied to the blade by biased brushes and a slip ring which are mounted in the frame. A pair of freely movable endless belts in the form of crawler treads stretched between two pulleys are used to facilitate movement of the electric arc saw. The pulleys are formed of dielectric material to electrically insulate the crawler treads from the frame.

Deichelbohrer, Paul R [Richland, WA

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welding arc initiator  

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An improved inert gas shielded tungsten arc welder is disclosed of the type wherein a tungsten electrode is shielded within a flowing inert gas, and, an arc, following ignition, burns between the energized tungsten electrode and a workpiece. The improvement comprises in combination with the tungsten electrode, a starting laser focused upon the tungsten electrode which to ignite the electrode heats a spot on the energized electrode sufficient for formation of a thermionic arc. Interference problems associated with high frequency starters are thus overcome. 3 figs.

Correy, T.B.

1989-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Welding arc initiator  

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An improved inert gas shielded tungsten arc welder is disclosed of the type wherein a tungsten electrode is shielded within a flowing inert gas, and, an arc, following ignition, burns between the energized tungsten electrode and a workpiece. The improvement comprises in combination with the tungsten electrode, a starting laser focused upon the tungsten electrode which to ignite the electrode heats a spot on the energized electrode sufficient for formation of a thermionic arc. Interference problems associated with high frequency starters are thus overcome.

Correy, Thomas B. (Richland, WA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Vacuum arc ignition by penning discharge in a strong magnetic field  

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Vacuum arc with cathode spots on the cold electrode is widely used as a plasma generator in a such kind of devices like metal ion sources, plasma cathode electron guns, thing films deposition facilities and others. Most vacuum arc devices utilize a high voltage discharge across an insulator surface to provide a trigger plasma which in turn initiates the main arc discharge. Operation of vacuum arc in a repetitively pulsed mode required a stable triggering system for the long time. But with a discharge across the insulators the number of stable pulses is limited by 100,000 or little bit more. The better method for vacuum arc ignition is low pressure discharge. As shown in this paper it is possible to increase the lifetime of the ignition system in 10 times at least, but negative characteristic of this system is a relatively high pressure (about 0.1 mtorr). In some kinds of vacuum arc applications it is impermissible because it leads to the {open_quotes}contamination{close_quotes} of the metal plasma by the gaseous one. In order to decrease the background pressure, using the gas discharge ignition system for vacuum arc, Penning discharge is suggested. The main new feature of this system is an applying the strong magnetic field not only for stabilization of the cathode spot moving and for the rise the high charge states of ions in metal plasma, but also for the essential decrease the lowest point of the background gas pressure when the Penning discharge is still in a stable operation. Under the stable mode of Penning discharge there was always a stable vacuum arc ignition.

Nikolaev, A.G.; Schanin, P.M.; Yushkov, G.Yu. [High Current Electronics Inst., Tomsk (Russian Federation)] [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

82

Stabilized Spinels and Polyanion Cathodes  

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process * Synthesis of nano-engineered alloy, carbon-decorated Fe 3 O 4 nanowire, and graphene anodes, but only results on the cathodes are given in the next 11 slides TECHNICAL...

83

Cold cathode vacuum discharge tube  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cold cathode vacuum discharge tube, and method for making same, with an interior surface of the trigger probe coated with carbon deposited by carbon vapor deposition (CVD) or diamond-like carbon (DLC) deposition. Preferably a solid graphite insert is employed in the probe-cathode structure in place of an aluminum bushing employed in the prior art. The CVD or DLC probe face is laser scribed to allow resistance trimming to match available trigger voltage signals and to reduce electrical aging.

Boettcher, Gordon E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

The design of a cathode to operate in an oxygen-rich environment  

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The primary problem with Hall plasma accelerator operation on oxygen is poor cathode performance and short lifetime. The primary problem with micro Hall thrusters is the absence of a stable low power cathode. Cathodes traditionally used for both applications employ thermionic emitters which are not efficient and which are easily oxidized in an oxygen-rich environment. The field emitter cathode presented in this report has the potential of filling both vacancies since it does not require a high-power heater and can be scaled down with the size of the thruster. The advantages to using Hf and HfC as emitting materials are low work functions and high resistance to oxygen poisoning. Preliminary investigations proved that HfC emitters can operate in 7.6 mTorr oxygen pressure environments. The initial cathode design employs an electrostatic lens that also acts as an ion filter to prevent thruster ions from bombarding the field emitters while decelerating the electron beam and keeping it focused to ensure efficient performance. Electron trajectories through the cathode and ion filtering capabilities are presented in this report as predicted by the charged particle code, MAGIC.

Marrese, Colleen M.; Gallimore, Alec D.; Mackie, William A.; Evans, David E. [Plasmadynamic and Electric Propulsion Lab., University of Michigan Dept. of Aerospace Engineering FXB Building, 1320 Beal Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2118 (United States); Linfield Research Institute 900 Baker St. McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894 (United States)

1997-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

85

Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials...  

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High Capacity Cathodes Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Design and Evaluation of High Capacity Cathodes Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials...

86

College of Design ARC Architecture  

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College of Design ARC Architecture KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course dropped,landscape,andarchitecturalspaceswithattentiontotheirapplicationtothearchitecturalexperience.Studio:4hoursperweek. Prereq: Admission to the School of Architecture. ARC 102 DRAWING II: OBSERVATIONAL OF ARCHITECTURE. (3

MacAdam, Keith

87

Filtering apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A vertical vessel having a lower inlet and an upper outlet enclosure separated by a main horizontal tube sheet. The inlet enclosure receives the flue gas from a boiler of a power system and the outlet enclosure supplies cleaned gas to the turbines. The inlet enclosure contains a plurality of particulate-removing clusters, each having a plurality of filter units. Each filter unit includes a filter clean-gas chamber defined by a plate and a perforated auxiliary tube sheet with filter tubes suspended from each tube sheet and a tube connected to each chamber for passing cleaned gas to the outlet enclosure. The clusters are suspended from the main tube sheet with their filter units extending vertically and the filter tubes passing through the tube sheet and opening in the outlet enclosure. The flue gas is circulated about the outside surfaces of the filter tubes and the particulate is absorbed in the pores of the filter tubes. Pulses to clean the filter tubes are passed through their inner holes through tubes free of bends which are aligned with the tubes that pass the clean gas.

Haldipur, Gaurang B. (Monroeville, PA); Dilmore, William J. (Murrysville, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Influence of discharge gap on the discharge stability in a short vacuum arc ion source  

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The influence of the discharge gap between cathode and anode on the discharge stability in a short vacuum arc (SVA) ion source is presented in this paper. Planar cathode and cylindrical hollow anode made of titanium are investigated. There is a great need in present accelerator injection research for SVA source to produce the small deviation of the ion current beam. Current research shows that increasing the short discharge gap can reduce the level of ion current deviation and ion charge deviation from 29% and 31% to 15% and 17%, respectively. A microplasma plume generation mechanism in SVA and scanning electron microscopic results can be used to explain this interesting phenomenon.

Chen, L. [Institute of Electronic Engineering, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, Sichuan 621900 (China); Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Zhang, G. L.; Jin, D. Z.; Dai, J. Y. [Institute of Electronic Engineering, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, Sichuan 621900 (China); Yang, L. [Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Louzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000 (China)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

89

Time-dependence ion charge state distributions of vacuum arcs: An interpretation involving atoms and charge exchange collisions  

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Experimentally observed charge state distributions are known to be higher at the beginning of each arc discharge. Up to know, this has been attributed to cathode surface effects in terms of changes of temperature, chemical composition and spot mode. Here it is shown that the initial decay of charge states of cathodic arc plasmas may at least in part due to charge exchange collisions of ions with neutrals that gradually fill the discharge volume. Sources of neutrals may include evaporated atoms from macroparticles and still-hot craters of previously active arc spots. More importantly, atoms are also produced by energetic condensation of the cathodic arc plasma. Self-sputtering is significant when ions impact with near-normal angle of incidence, and ions have low sticking probability when impacting at oblique angle of incidence. Estimates show that the characteristic time for filling the near-cathode discharge volume agrees well with the charge state decay time, and the likelihood of charge exchange is reasonably large to be taken into account.

Anders, Andre

2004-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

90

Cathode Connector For Aluminum Low Temperature Smelting Cell  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Cathode connector means for low temperature aluminum smelting cell for connecting titanium diboride cathode or the like to bus bars.

Brown, Craig W. (Seattle, WA); Beck, Theodore R. (Seattle, WA); Frizzle, Patrick B. (Seattle, WA)

2003-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

91

HIGHLY DISPERSED ALLOY CATHODE CATALYST FOR DURABILITY  

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Understanding high performance materials Pt/C cathode B.S.E. Pt PtCo/C cathode IrB.S.E. Pt Co PtIrCo/C cathodeHIGHLY DISPERSED ALLOY CATHODE CATALYST FOR DURABILITY T. D. Jarvi UTC Power Corporation Electrochemical Area Loss Activity at 900 mVRHE (IR-Free) 0.44 A/mg Pt Specific Activity at 900 m

92

High-current-density, high brightness cathodes for free electron laser applications  

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This report discusses the following topics: brightness and emittance of electron beams and cathodes; general requirements for cathodes in high brightness electron guns; candidate cathode types; plasma and field emission cathodes; true field emission cathodes; oxide cathodes; lanthanum hexaborides cathodes; laser driven thermionic cathodes; laser driven photocathodes; impregnated porous tungsten dispenser cathodes; and choice of best performing cathode types.

Green, M.C. (Varian Associates, Palo Alto, CA (USA). Palo Alto Microwave Tube Div.)

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Hall-effect arc protector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The Hall-Effect Arc Protector is used to protect sensitive electronics from high energy arcs. The apparatus detects arcs by monitoring an electrical conductor, of the instrument, for changes in the electromagnetic field surrounding the conductor which would be indicative of a possible arcing condition. When the magnitude of the monitored electromagnetic field exceeds a predetermined threshold, the potential for an instrument damaging are exists and the control system logic activates a high speed circuit breaker. The activation of the breaker shunts the energy imparted to the input signal through a dummy load to the ground. After the arc condition is terminated, the normal signal path is restored.

Rankin, Richard A. (Ammon, ID); Kotter, Dale K. (Shelley, ID)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Hall-effect arc protector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The Hall-Effect Arc Protector is used to protect sensitive electronics from high energy arcs. The apparatus detects arcs by monitoring an electrical conductor, of the instrument, for changes in the electromagnetic field surrounding the conductor which would be indicative of a possible arcing condition. When the magnitude of the monitored electromagnetic field exceeds a predetermined threshold, the potential for an instrument damaging are exists and the control system logic activates a high speed circuit breaker. The activation of the breaker shunts the energy imparted to the input signal through a dummy load to the ground. After the arc condition is terminated, the normal signal path is restored. 2 figs.

Rankin, R.A.; Kotter, D.K.

1997-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

95

Note on RF Photo-Cathode Gun  

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E.R. Gray and P.M. Giles, "Photo-cathodes in AcceleratorProceedings Note on RF Photo-Cathode Gun K. -J. Kim August106 LBL-29538 Note on RF Photo-Cathode G un Kwang-Je Kim

Kim, Kwang-Je

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Remote control for anode-cathode adjustment  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for remotely adjusting the anode-cathode gap in a pulse power machine has an electric motor located within a hollow cathode inside the vacuum chamber of the pulse power machine. Input information for controlling the motor for adjusting the anode-cathode gap is fed into the apparatus using optical waveguides. The motor, controlled by the input information, drives a worm gear that moves a cathode tip. When the motor drives in one rotational direction, the cathode is moved toward the anode and the size of the anode-cathode gap is diminished. When the motor drives in the other direction, the cathode is moved away from the anode and the size of the anode-cathode gap is increased. The motor is powered by batteries housed in the hollow cathode. The batteries may be rechargeable, and they may be recharged by a photovoltaic cell in combination with an optical waveguide that receives recharging energy from outside the hollow cathode. Alternatively, the anode-cathode gap can be remotely adjusted by a manually-turned handle connected to mechanical linkage which is connected to a jack assembly. The jack assembly converts rotational motion of the handle and mechanical linkage to linear motion of the cathode moving toward or away from the anode.

Roose, Lars D. (Albuquerque, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Hall current layer formation in arc discharge across magnetic field and transfer of fast ions out of discharge  

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In the work presented here the geometry of the Hall current layer in a plasma of the vacuum arc discharge in the transverse magnetic field are analyzed. The extraction of an intense pure flux of fast ions generated in the cathode spots with the help of the Hall layer is discussed. Experiments on the arc source of carbon fast ions are described. The anode geometry adequate to the mechanism of the arc current passage through the transverse magnetic field is found out experimentally. Up to 70% of fast ions are extracted out of the arc discharge in the arched magnetic field. In experiments, the Hall current layer formation in the vacuum arc discharge across magnetic field is confidently confirmed.

Bender, E.D.; Dimov, G.I.; Krivenko, A.S.; Razorenov, V.V. [Lumiks PTI Ltd., Yarne 81223 (Israel); Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

98

Polyanionic Cathode-Active Materials  

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In the 1980s, the layered rock salt types LiCoO2 1 and LiNiO2 2 and spinel-type LiMn2O4 3 were successively proposed as 4-V class cathode-active materials by Goodenough's group...

Shigeto Okada; Jun-ichi Yamaki

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

A study of vacuum arc ion velocities using a linear set of probes  

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The most likely velocity of ions moving away from vacuum arc cathode spots was measured using a set of probes along the path of plasma expansion. The goal was to determine how much, if any, change of the ion drift velocity occurs in the expanded plasma. The arc discharge current was perturbed to create plasma density markers whose travel is picked up by the set of probes. It was found that the perturbation with current oscillations did not result in consistent data because ion current maxima and minima are not only determined by the plasma production but by the transients of the arc pulse and by the asymmetry of the ion velocity distribution function. Perturbation with a short current spike was more conclusive. The ion velocity was measured to be slightly reduced with increasing distance from the cathode, which can be explained by collisions of ions with the background of neutrals. The ion velocity was increased when the arc current was increased, which correlated with enhanced arc voltage and power dissipation. The ion velocity could be enhanced when the plasma was produced in a non-uniform magnetic field.

Hohenbild, Stefan; Grubel, Christoph; Yushkov, Georgy Yu.; Oks, Efim M.; Anders, Andre

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

100

GIS Fundamentals: Supplementary Lessons with ArcGIS Introduction to ArcGIS Lesson 1: Introduction to ArcGIS  

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GIS Fundamentals: Supplementary Lessons with ArcGIS Introduction to ArcGIS 1 Lesson 1: Introduction to ArcGIS What You'll Learn: -Start ArcMap -Create a new map -Add data layers -Pan and zoom -Change data errors. Background: This is the first in a series of introductory exercises for ArcGIS

Harbor, David

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101

High-Capacity Hybrid Active Power Filter for the Power Substation  

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Non-linear loads, such as diode, thyristor converters and arc furnaces are typical sources of harmonic currents. A capacitor clamped voltage source inverter for high-capacity hybrid active power filter (HHAPF)...

Fen Gong; Xiangyang Xia; Shiwu Luo…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Creating dynamic equivalent PV circuit models with impedance spectroscopy for arc-fault modeling.  

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Article 690.11 in the 2011 National Electrical Code{reg_sign} (NEC{reg_sign}) requires new photovoltaic (PV) systems on or penetrating a building to include a listed arc fault protection device. Currently there is little experimental or empirical research into the behavior of the arcing frequencies through PV components despite the potential for modules and other PV components to filter or attenuate arcing signatures that could render the arc detector ineffective. To model AC arcing signal propagation along PV strings, the well-studied DC diode models were found to inadequately capture the behavior of high frequency arcing signals. Instead dynamic equivalent circuit models of PV modules were required to describe the impedance for alternating currents in modules. The nonlinearities present in PV cells resulting from irradiance, temperature, frequency, and bias voltage variations make modeling these systems challenging. Linearized dynamic equivalent circuits were created for multiple PV module manufacturers and module technologies. The equivalent resistances and capacitances for the modules were determined using impedance spectroscopy with no bias voltage and no irradiance. The equivalent circuit model was employed to evaluate modules having irradiance conditions that could not be measured directly with the instrumentation. Although there was a wide range of circuit component values, the complex impedance model does not predict filtering of arc fault frequencies in PV strings for any irradiance level. Experimental results with no irradiance agree with the model and show nearly no attenuation for 1 Hz to 100 kHz input frequencies.

Johnson, Jay Dean; Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Strauch, Jason E.; Schoenwald, David Alan

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Lighting Group: Sources and Ballasts: OLED Cathodes  

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OLED Cathodes OLED Cathodes Development of New Cathodes for OLED's Objective The objective of this project is to develop improved cathodes for use in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). Approach A major challenge for organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology is to improve electron injection into the organic electroluminescent layer, which limits the efficiency of the device and the luminous flux per unit area. This project aims at overcoming such barriers by developing “structured cathodes” based on functional materials (nanotubes and nanoclusters) with characteristic size smaller than the optical wavelength. The incorporation of such nanostructured cathodes in OLEDs can significantly improve device efficiency by lowering operating voltage, and increase device stability and light extraction.

104

Intermittent cathodic protection using solar power  

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An intermittent impressed current cathodic protection technique using photovoltaic energy was evaluated to determine it`s ability to protect bridge concrete piles in marine environments against corrosion. The technique uses commercially available anode systems to deliver the cathodic protection current to the concrete and onto the reinforcing steel. Cathodic protection current is only applied during the daytime hours. The magnitude of the applied current was based on sunlight availability. An evaluation was conducted on laboratory specimens as well as in the field. The laboratory work was performed on steel reinforced concrete specimens placed in simulated salt water tanks. For the field evaluation, ten prestressed concrete piles of a bridge structure with an existing rectifier powered cathodic protection system were used. In both cases, intermittent cathodic protection was provided. Polarization and depolarization of the steel reinforcement as well as the protection current delivered were monitored to evaluate the cathodic protection performance as well as the behavior of periodic polarization-depolarization.

Kessler, R.J.; Powers, R.G.; Lasa, I.R. [Florida Dept. of Transportation, Gainesville, FL (United States). Corrosion Research Lab.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

105

Sun powers Libya cathodic-protection system  

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Well castings and part of the main 300-mile-long, 32-in diameter pipeline from Sarir to Tobruk are cathodically protected by solar power, which prevents galvanic action by applying an electric direct current of appropriate magnitude and polarity to the steel structures. They then act as cathodes and become the recipients of metallic ions. At each cathodic-protection station, the solar-generaor system consists of solar-panel arrays, electronic controls, and batteries.

Currer, G.W.

1982-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

106

AC corrosion on cathodically protected steel.  

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?? This report deals with the effect of alternating current on cathodically protected steel. AC corrosion has become relevant in the offshore industry due to… (more)

Torstensen, Andreas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Highly Dispersed Alloy Cathode Catalyst for Durability  

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This presentation, which focuses on alloy cathode catalysts, was given by T. D. Jarvi of UTC Power at a February 2007 meeting on new fuel cell projects.

108

HIGH-VOLTAGE SPINEL AND POLYANION CATHODES  

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POLYANION CATHODES ARUMUGAM MANTHIRAM Electrochemical Energy Laboratory (ECEL) Materials Science and Engineering Program The University of Texas at Austin May 14, 2012 Project ID...

109

A analysis of the cathode coupled amplifier  

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AN ANALySIS 0 TH CATHODE COOFL D ~iPLIPIER A Thesis by FORREST JACKS RETLING-. . R Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee 'Head of Department August, 1951 AN ANALYSIS OF THE CATHODE COUPLED. AMPLIFIER by FORHEST JAMES.... The Cathode-Coupled Amplif 1er Circuit 2. The Cathode-Coupled Amplif ier Circuit shnwing a. c. components only 3. The Approximate A. C. Fquivalent, Circuit Page 17 4 ~ Aoproximate Equivalent C1rcu its f' or Calculating Output Impedances 22 5...

Hetlinger, Forrest James

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Composite Cathode Structures | Department of Energy  

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

and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation es115johnson2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Novel Composite Cathode Structures Vehicle...

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Novel Composite Cathode Structures | Department of Energy  

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

and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting es115johnson2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Novel Composite Cathode Structures...

112

A Catalyst Wire-feed Arc Discharge for Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes and  

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A Catalyst Wire-feed Arc Discharge for Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes and A Catalyst Wire-feed Arc Discharge for Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Particles This invention pertains to a highly effective arc-based synthesis of single wall carbon nanotubes and graphene particles using catalysts in the form of wires made from ion group alloys instead of commonly used catalyst powders. The catalyst wire can be introduced into the discharge either from the anode or cathode regions or into the inter-electrode gap. The catalyst introduction can be done automatically and controlled using feedback based on the ablation of the graphite electrode. To maintain simplicity and attractiveness for industrial applications, it is desirable that the catalyst composition be contained in a single wire alloy. No.: M-808 Inventor(s): Yevgeny Raitses

113

Roughening and removal of surface contamination from beryllium using negative transferred-arc cleaning  

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Negative transferred-arc (TA) cleaning has been used extensively in the aerospace industry to clean and prepare surfaces prior to plasma spraying of thermal barrier coatings. This non-line of sight process can improve the bond strength of plasma sprayed coatings to the substrate material by cleaning and macroscopically roughening the surface. A variation of this cleaning methodology is also used in gas tungsten arc (GTA) welding to cathodically clean the surfaces of aluminum and magnesium prior to welding. Investigations are currently being performed to quantify the degree in which the negative transferred-arc process can clean and roughen metal surfaces. Preliminary information will be reported on the influence of processing conditions on roughening and the removal of carbon and other contaminates from the surface of beryllium. Optical, spectral and electrical methods to quantify cleaning of the surface will also be discussed. Applications for this technology include chemical-free precision cleaning of beryllium components.

Castro, R.G.; Hollis, K.J.; Elliott, K.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Performance Degradation of LSCF Cathodes  

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This final report summarizes the progress made during the October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2013 period under Cooperative Agreement DE-NT0004109 for the U. S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE/NETL) entitled “Performance Degradation of LSCF Cathodes”. The primary objective of this program is to develop a performance degradation mitigation path for high performing, cost-effective solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Strategies to mitigate performance degradation are developed and implemented. In addition, thermal spray manufacturing of SOFCs is explored. Combined, this work establishes a basis for cost-effective SOFC cells.

Alinger, Matthew

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

115

Synthesis, Characterization and Performance of Cathodes for Lithium Ion Batteries  

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A new cathode material for batteries of high energy density.high-energy cathode for rechargeable lithium batteries. Advanced Materialsmaterials are promising cathodes, as they can provide high power and high energy,

Zhu, Jianxin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Arc fault detection system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An arc fault detection system for use on ungrounded or high-resistance-grounded power distribution systems is provided which can be retrofitted outside electrical switchboard circuits having limited space constraints. The system includes a differential current relay that senses a current differential between current flowing from secondary windings located in a current transformer coupled to a power supply side of a switchboard, and a total current induced in secondary windings coupled to a load side of the switchboard. When such a current differential is experienced, a current travels through a operating coil of the differential current relay, which in turn opens an upstream circuit breaker located between the switchboard and a power supply to remove the supply of power to the switchboard.

Jha, Kamal N. (Bethel Park, PA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Cathodes  

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

100- 120 mAhg at a 0.08 mAg rate. Autogenic reactions to be pursued further in the search for advanced electrode materials and architectures 16 3. Simulation of Atomic...

118

Cathodes  

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2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

119

Non-Platinum Bimetallic Cathode Electrocatalysts  

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Non-Platinum Bimetallic Cathode Electrocatalysts Debbie Myers ­ Argonne National Laboratory-platinum cathode electrocatalyst for polymer electrolyte fuel cells to meet DOE targets that: ­ Promotes the direct not contain any proprietary or confidential information #12;Objective and Technical Targets Develop a non

120

Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for  

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;3 Objectives: Development of a durable, low cost, high performance cathode electrode (catalyst and support and Approach Approach: Development of advanced cathode catalysts and supports based on 3M's nanostructured thin Review (6/8/10) Water management for cool/wet transient operation (Task 5.2) Developed key strategy

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121

Plasma immersion ion implantation on polymers.  

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??The focus of this thesis is to achieve plasma based surface modification of polymers. Highly ionized carbon plasma was generated from a filtered cathodic arc… (more)

Sze, Jia Yin.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials...  

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Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen...

123

Additives and Cathode Materials for High-Energy Lithium Sulfur...  

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Additives and Cathode Materials for High-Energy Lithium Sulfur Batteries Additives and Cathode Materials for High-Energy Lithium Sulfur Batteries 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

124

Sulfur@Carbon Cathodes for Lithium Sulfur Batteries > Research...  

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Electrode Channel Flow DEMS Cell Sulfur@Carbon Cathodes for Lithium Sulfur Batteries Better Ham & Cheese: Enhanced Anodes and Cathodes for Fuel Cells Epitaxial Single...

125

Conflicting Roles Of Nickel In Controlling Cathode Performance...  

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Conflicting Roles Of Nickel In Controlling Cathode Performance In Lithium-ion Batteries. Conflicting Roles Of Nickel In Controlling Cathode Performance In Lithium-ion Batteries....

126

Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based...  

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Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based on Theory Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based on Theory 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

127

Degradation of Ionic Pathway in PEM Fuel Cell Cathode. | EMSL  

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Degradation of Ionic Pathway in PEM Fuel Cell Cathode. Degradation of Ionic Pathway in PEM Fuel Cell Cathode. Abstract: The degradation of the ionic pathway throughout the catalyst...

128

Development of High-Capacity Cathode Materials with Integrated...  

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Development of High-Capacity Cathode Materials with Integrated Structures Development of High-Capacity Cathode Materials with Integrated Structures 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

129

Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials...  

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Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies...

130

Development of high-capacity cathode materials with integrated...  

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Development of high-capacity cathode materials with integrated structures Development of high-capacity cathode materials with integrated structures 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and...

131

High Energy Materials for PHEVs: Cathodes (New Project) | Department...  

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Energy Materials for PHEVs: Cathodes (New Project) High Energy Materials for PHEVs: Cathodes (New Project) Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega"...

132

Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials...  

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and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle...

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Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM Fuel Cells |...  

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Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM Fuel Cells Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM Fuel Cells 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle...

134

Cathode Effects in Cylindrical Hall Thrusters  

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Stable operation of a cylindrical Hall thruster (CHT) has been achieved using a hot wire cathode, which functions as a controllable electron emission source. It is shown that as the electron emission from the cathode increases with wire heating, the discharge current increases, the plasma plume angle reduces, and the ion energy distribution function shifts toward higher energies. The observed effect of cathode electron emission on thruster parameters extends and clarifies performance improvements previously obtained for the overrun discharge current regime of the same type of thruster, but using a hollow cathode-neutralizer. Once thruster discharge current saturates with wire heating, further filament heating does not affect other discharge parameters. The saturated values of thruster discharge parameters can be further enhanced by optimal placement of the cathode wire with respect to the magnetic field.

Granstedt, E.M.; Raitses, Y.; Fisch, N. J.

2008-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

135

Design and operating characteristics of new type cold cathode ion source  

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In this work, the design and performance of new type ion source are described. The discharge mechanism of the source is based on creating an arc discharge through a saddle electric field inside the discharge tube. The saddle electric field is created by immersing an annular anode inside the discharge tube covered from the upper and lower ends with two flanges. These two flanges act as cathodes. The discharge tube is surrounded by a solenoid coil which produces an axial magnetic field (up to 400 G) measured at the center of the source. Measurements have been performed to find out the influence of arc power, pressure, discharge voltage, magnetic field, and extracting voltage on the ion source properties. The source yields an argon ion current of {approx}0.6 mA and electron current of {approx}4 mA at normal operating conditions (extraction voltage V{sub ex}=7 kV, pressure of 5.5x10{sup -4} Torr, V{sub arc}=400 V, I{sub arc}=1 A, B=200 G). It showed an energy spread of 20 eV at a discharge voltage of 400 V and an extraction voltage of 3 kV.

Hassan, A.; Bassal, N.; Zakhary, S. G. [Accelerators and Ion Sources Department, NRC, AEA, AbuZaabal, Cairo 13759 (Egypt)

2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

136

Cathode for an electrochemical cell  

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Described is a thin-film battery, especially a thin-film microbattery, and a method for making same having application as a backup or primary integrated power source for electronic devices. The battery includes a novel electrolyte which is electrochemically stable and does not react with the lithium anode and a novel vanadium oxide cathode. Configured as a microbattery, the battery can be fabricated directly onto a semiconductor chip, onto the semiconductor die or onto any portion of the chip carrier. The battery can be fabricated to any specified size or shape to meet the requirements of a particular application. The battery is fabricated of solid state materials and is capable of operation between -15.degree. C. and 150.degree. C.

Bates, John B. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dudney, Nancy J. (Knoxville, TN); Gruzalski, Greg R. (Oak Ridge, TN); Luck, Christopher F. (Knoxville, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Studies on erosion of silicone rubber exposed to partial arc discharges  

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The effect of electrolyte conductivity on the partial arc discharge development between two electrolyte electrodes on a silicone rubber sheet surface was investigated. Tests were executed by placing the salt-waterlogged glass-filter paper on a silicone rubber sheet to simulate a polluted electrolyte layer, and partial arc discharges with a constant current value of 10 mA were observed. It was found that the formation of an arc channel and a temperature distribution on the sample surface varied with the electrolyte conductivity. In addition, the relation between the electrolyte conductivity and the weight loss due to the heat erosion of specimens was also investigated by a 3D morphological observation and a simulated calculation. The partial arc discharge did significantly not influence on the sample surface erosion under serious polluted conditions. In contrast, the severest erosion appeared under the light pollution with comparatively lower conductivity of the electrolyte electrodes.

Kenichi Haji; Yong Zhu; Masahisa Otsubo; Tatsuya Sakoda

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Batteries: Overview of Battery Cathodes  

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The very high theoretical capacity of lithium (3829 mAh/g) provided a compelling rationale from the 1970's onward for development of rechargeable batteries employing the elemental metal as an anode. The realization that some transition metal compounds undergo reductive lithium intercalation reactions reversibly allowed use of these materials as cathodes in these devices, most notably, TiS{sub 2}. Another intercalation compound, LiCoO{sub 2}, was described shortly thereafter but, because it was produced in the discharged state, was not considered to be of interest by battery companies at the time. Due to difficulties with the rechargeability of lithium and related safety concerns, however, alternative anodes were sought. The graphite intercalation compound (GIC) LiC{sub 6} was considered an attractive candidate but the high reactivity with commonly used electrolytic solutions containing organic solvents was recognized as a significant impediment to its use. The development of electrolytes that allowed the formation of a solid electrolyte interface (SEI) on surfaces of the carbon particles was a breakthrough that enabled commercialization of Li-ion batteries. In 1990, Sony announced the first commercial batteries based on a dual Li ion intercalation system. These devices are assembled in the discharged state, so that it is convenient to employ a prelithiated cathode such as LiCoO{sub 2} with the commonly used graphite anode. After charging, the batteries are ready to power devices. The practical realization of high energy density Li-ion batteries revolutionized the portable electronics industry, as evidenced by the widespread market penetration of mobile phones, laptop computers, digital music players, and other lightweight devices since the early 1990s. In 2009, worldwide sales of Li-ion batteries for these applications alone were US$ 7 billion. Furthermore, their performance characteristics (Figure 1) make them attractive for traction applications such as hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and electric vehicles (EVs); a market predicted to be potentially ten times greater than that of consumer electronics. In fact, only Liion batteries can meet the requirements for PHEVs as set by the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), although they still fall slightly short of EV goals. In the case of Li-ion batteries, the trade-off between power and energy shown in Figure 1 is a function both of device design and the electrode materials that are used. Thus, a high power battery (e.g., one intended for an HEV) will not necessarily contain the same electrode materials as one designed for high energy (i.e., for an EV). As is shown in Figure 1, power translates into acceleration, and energy into range, or miles traveled, for vehicular uses. Furthermore, performance, cost, and abuse-tolerance requirements for traction batteries differ considerably from those for consumer electronics batteries. Vehicular applications are particularly sensitive to cost; currently, Li-ion batteries are priced at about $1000/kWh, whereas the USABC goal is $150/kWh. The three most expensive components of a Li-ion battery, no matter what the configuration, are the cathode, the separator, and the electrolyte. Reduction of cost has been one of the primary driving forces for the investigation of new cathode materials to replace expensive LiCoO{sub 2}, particularly for vehicular applications. Another extremely important factor is safety under abuse conditions such as overcharge. This is particularly relevant for the large battery packs intended for vehicular uses, which are designed with multiple cells wired in series arrays. Premature failure of one cell in a string may cause others to go into overcharge during passage of current. These considerations have led to the development of several different types of cathode materials, as will be covered in the next section. Because there is not yet one ideal material that can meet requirements for all applications, research into cathodes for Li-ion batteries is, as of this writ

Doeff, Marca M

2010-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

139

Nickel-Cathoded Perovskite Solar Cells  

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Nickel-Cathoded Perovskite Solar Cells ... Current lead halide perovskite solar cells use high work function (?) precious metals, such as gold (? = 5.1 eV), as the back cathode to maximize the attainable photovoltage. ... We report herein a set of perovskite-type solar cells that use nickel (? = 5.04 eV), an earth-abundant element and non-precious metal, as back cathode and achieve the same open-circuit voltage as gold and an efficiency of 10.4%. ...

Qinglong Jiang; Xia Sheng; Bing Shi; Xinjian Feng; Tao Xu

2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

140

K2CsSb Cathode Development  

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K{sub 2}CsSb is an attractive photocathode for high current applications. With a quantum efficiency of >4% at 532nm and >10% at 355nm, it is the only cathode to have demonstrated an average current of 35mA in an accelerator environment We describe ongoing cathode development work. for the energy recovery linac being constructed at BNL Several cathodes have been created on both copper and stainless steel substrates, and their spatial uniformity and spectral response have been characterized. Preliminary lifetime measurements have been performed at high average current densities (>1 mA/mm{sup 2}).

Smedley,J.; Rao, T.; Wang, E.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Cells having cathodes containing polycarbon disulfide materials  

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The present invention relates to an electric current producing cell which contains an anode, a cathode having as a cathode-active material one or more carbon-sulfur compounds of the formula (CS.sub.x).sub.n, in which x takes values from 1.2 to 2.3 and n is greater or equal to 2, and where the redox process does not involve polymerization and de-polymerization by forming and breaking S--S bonds in the polymer backbone. The cell also contains an electrolyte which is chemically inert with respect to the anode and the cathode.

Okamoto, Yoshi (Fort Lee, NJ); Skotheim, Terje A. (Shoreham, NY); Lee, Hung S. (Rocky Point, NY)

1995-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

142

Cells having cathodes containing polycarbon disulfide materials  

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The present invention relates to an electric current producing cell which contains an anode, a cathode having as a cathode-active material one or more carbon-sulfur compounds of the formula (CS{sub x}){sub n}, in which x takes values from 1.2 to 2.3 and n is greater or equal to 2, and where the redox process does not involve polymerization and de-polymerization by forming and breaking S--S bonds in the polymer backbone. The cell also contains an electrolyte which is chemically inert with respect to the anode and the cathode. 5 figs.

Okamoto, Y.; Skotheim, T.A.; Lee, H.S.

1995-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

143

Interaction of cathode plasma with the cathode surface in an electron source with explosive electron emission  

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The interaction of the plasma formed at emission centers of an electron source using explosive electron emission with the cathode surface is studied....

É. N. Abdullin; G. P. Bazhenov

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Cathode applications to high-current diodes  

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A principal limitation of pulse length for high electron current density diodes is the gap closure due to plasma propagation. This closure is due to plasma formed on the cathode and anode in the process of explosive field emission created by the required high field stresses of the high current diode. Experimental results of high current density T-F'' cathode and a plasma cathode will be presented. Current densities of greater than 300 A/cm2 were obtained for pulse lengths of 3 {mu}sec. Typical closure velocities were less than 2 mm/usec compared with the typical 2 cm/{mu}sec for explosive emission cathodes. 4 refs., 7 figs.

Pincosy, P.A.; Poulsen, P.; Greenwood, D.

1990-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

145

Development of High Energy Cathode Materials  

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deposits). Al-coated cell can is suitable for high-voltage cathodes. Polyethylene-based separators (such as Celgard K1640) are stable at high V. Carbon Additives...

146

Non-Platinum Bimetallic Cathode Electrocatalysts  

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This presentation, which focuses on non-platinum bimetallic cathode electrocatalysts, was given by Debbie Myers of Argonne National Laboratory at a February 2007 meeting on new fuel cell projects.

147

Engineering of High Energy Cathode Materials  

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Engineering of High energy cathode material K. Amine (PI) H. Wu, I. Belharouak, Y.K. Sun Argonne National Laboratory DOE merit review May 14-18 , 2012 This presentation does not...

148

Magnetic dipole discharges. II. Cathode and anode spot discharges and probe diagnostics  

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The high current regime of a magnetron-type discharge has been investigated. The discharge uses a permanent magnet as a cold cathode which emits secondary electrons while the chamber wall or a grounded electrode serves as the anode. As the discharge voltage is increased, the magnet develops cathode spots, which are short duration arcs that provide copious electrons to increase the discharge current dramatically. Short (1 ?s), high current (200 A) and high voltage (750 V) discharge pulses are produced in a relaxation instability between the plasma and a charging capacitor. Spots are also observed on a negatively biased plane Langmuir probe. The probe current pulses are as large as those on the magnet, implying that the high discharge current does not depend on the cathode surface area but on the properties of the spots. The fast current pulses produce large inductive voltages, which can reverse the electrical polarity of the magnet and temporarily operate it as an anode. The discharge current may also oscillate at the frequency determined by the charging capacitor and the discharge circuit inductance. Each half cycle of high-current current pulses exhibits a fast (?10 ns) current rise when a spot is formed. It induces high frequency (10–100 MHz) transients and ringing oscillations in probes and current circuits. Most probes behave like unmatched antennas for the electromagnetic pulses of spot discharges. Examples are shown to distinguish the source of oscillations and some rf characteristics of Langmuir probes.

Stenzel, R. L.; Urrutia, J. M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-1547 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-1547 (United States); Ionita, C.; Schrittwieser, R. [Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University of Innsbruck, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria)] [Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University of Innsbruck, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

149

Confined plasma gliding arc discharges  

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A confined plasma gliding arc is produced in a reactor with two-electrodes contained within a very narrow channel and water spray injected into the discharge. The evolution of pH and conductivity and the formation of hydrogen peroxide in pure water with different carrier gases and the decolourisation and mineralisation of an organic dye were compared with results for a non-confined three-electrode gliding arc reactor. The energy efficiency for the decolourisation of an organic blue dye in the confined reactor is twice that of the non-confined reactor. Significant levels of total organic carbon are removed in the confined plasma reactor.

Radu Burlica; Bruce R. Locke

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

MagLab - Arc Lamp Tutorial  

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with 2,000 cells to create an arc across a 4-inch (100 millimeter) gap. When suitable electric generators became available in the late 1870s, the practical use of arc lamps began....

151

Gas Filter Testing Methods  

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Gas filtration of air in the cleanroom is carried out with HEPA (high- ... filter. The ambient air filters for the cleanroom are relatively fragile and require great care...

Alvin Lieberman

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Material and time dependence of the voltage noise generated by cathodic vacuum arcs  

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noise, whereas high cohesive energy materials tended to haverule [10, 11]. For materials of high cohesive energy, it isincrease for materials of high cohesive energy. No certain

Rosen, Johanna; Anders, Andre

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Oxygen and Nitrogen Contamination During Arc Welding  

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) ) : ,- Oxygen and Nitrogen Contamination During Arc Welding T. W. Eagar Department of }faterials, mechanisms, and expected levels of oxygen and nitrogen contamination during gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc indicating the importance of dec9mposition of SiOz into silicon monoxide and oxygen are presented, indicating

Eagar, Thomas W.

154

Synthesis of multiwall carbon nanotubes by electric arc discharge in liquid environments  

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This work reports the experimental results from the production of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCN) synthesized by an electric arc discharge performed in liquid environments between pure graphite electrodes. Both liquid nitrogen and deionised water were suitable for a successful synthesis of this form of carbon aggregation. We report a successful synthesis of MWCN by arc discharge submerged in deionised water. Electron microscopy observations of both the reaction products and the surface of the as-synthesized raw material showed the presence of structural degradation of the MWCN, which probably operates after their growth at the cathode. The degradation is tentatively ascribed to a combination of overheating and high current density experienced by the as-synthesized MWNT, which can be caused by the loose structure of the as-deposited material. The damage appeared to be less severe in water environments, probably owing to the better cooling capacity of water relative to liquid nitrogen.

Marco Vittori Antisari; Renzo Marazzi; Radenka Krsmanovic

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZZoque C7, suppZ6ment au n07, Tome 40, JuiZZet 1979, page C7-243 THE ARC DIAMETER AND RATE OF ROTATIONff A MAGNETICALLY  

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. It has been shown (1)that cathode erosion is negligible and that anode lifetime is depend- ent upon, velocity, anode root Fig. 3 Pholographs of arc, DOA, 160V. 20 I/min. hydrog:.,~. velocity and the drag terminated in a water cooled nozzle (anode). A water cooled rod, tipped with thoriated tungsten served

Boyer, Edmond

156

Recirculating electric air filter  

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An electric air filter cartridge has a cylindrical inner high voltage electrode, a layer of filter material, and an outer ground electrode formed of a plurality of segments moveably connected together. The outer electrode can be easily opened to remove or insert filter material. Air flows through the two electrodes and the filter material and is exhausted from the center of the inner electrode.

Bergman, W.

1985-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

157

Hepa filter dissolution process  

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A process for dissolution of spent high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters and then combining the complexed filter solution with other radioactive wastes prior to calcining the mixed and blended waste feed. The process is an alternate to a prior method of acid leaching the spent filters which is an inefficient method of treating spent HEPA filters for disposal.

Brewer, Ken N. (Arco, ID); Murphy, James A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Characterization of arcs in frequency domain  

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Arc detection systems are developed for ICRH on ITER to prevent arcs from damaging the RF components. One of the detectors, the Sub-Harmonic Arc Detector (SHAD) is based on the detection of the frequencies emitted in the MHz range by arcs [R1]. To ensure the high level of reliability required for this safety system, it is necessary to demonstrate that these frequencies present a signal with a Signal to Noise Ratio high enough to be detected under the wide range of operational conditions (frequency, power, configuration) and for the different types of arcs that can appear in the feeding lines and on the antennas (vacuum arc, glow discharge, multipactor-induced discharge). For each type of arc, we analyze the evolution of the frequency spectrum relative to the evolution of other electrical parameters (reflected power, voltage)

D'Inca, R.; Siegl, G.; Faugel, H.; Braun, F.; Eckert, B.; Bobkov, V. [Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany, EURATOM Association (Germany); El Khaldi, M. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Noterdaeme, J.-M. [Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany, EURATOM Association (Germany); Gent University, EESA Department (Belgium)

2009-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

159

Cathodic protection retrofit of an offshore pipeline  

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The cathodic protection anodes and corrosion coating on two 8-inch (203.2 mm) outside diameter (O.D.) offshore pipelines were damaged during deep water ({minus}380 feet, {minus}116 m) installation. In-situ methods for deep water inspection and repair of the pipelines` cathodic protection and coating systems were developed and performed. Methods are described in which underwater anode retrofits were performed and friction welding technology was used to re-attach anode leads. Standard procedures for underwater pipeline coating repair and remediation of damaged line pipe are provided.

Winters, R.H.; Holk, A.C. [Tenneco Energy, Houston, TX (United States)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

A plasma cathode for a radio-frequency gun  

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A plasma ferroelectric cathode is used to form electron ... high charge in an electron bunch in an rf electron gun of a 10-cm wavelength ... . The operation of the cathode in the rf gun was studied experimentally...

V. A. Kushnir; I. V. Khodak

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Determination of Selenium in Nuts by Cathodic Stripping Potentiometry (CSP)  

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Determination of Selenium in Nuts by Cathodic Stripping Potentiometry (CSP) ... In this work, cathodic stripping potentiometry (CSP) (14) is used to determine the selenium content of nuts that were studied. ... CSP Analysis. ...

Giacomo Dugo Lara La Pera; Vincenzo Lo Turco; Ekaterini Mavrogeni; Maria Alfa

2003-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

162

Development of Ultra-low Platinum Alloy Cathode Catalyst for...  

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Development of Ultra-low Platinum Alloy Cathode Catalyst for PEM Fuel Cells Development of Ultra-low Platinum Alloy Cathode Catalyst for PEM Fuel Cells These slides were presented...

163

Develop high energy high power Li-ion battery cathode materials : a first principles computational study  

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lithium battery cathode. Electrochemical and Solid Statebattery performance of LiMn2O4 cathode. Solid State Ionics,

Xu, Bo; Xu, Bo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

LOW TEMPERATURE CATHODE SUPPORTED ELECTROLYTES  

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This project has three main goals: Thin Films Studies, Preparation of Graded Porous Substrates and Basic Electrical Characterization and Testing of Planar Single Cells. During this time period substantial progress has been made in developing low temperature deposition techniques to produce dense, nanocrystalline yttrium-stabilized zirconia films on both dense oxide and polymer substrates. Progress has been made in the preparation and characterization of thin electrolytes and porous LSM substrates. Both of these tasks are essentially on or ahead of schedule. In our proposal, we suggested that the ZrO{sub 2}/Sc system needed to be considered as a candidate as a thin electrolyte. This was because microcrystalline ZrO{sub 2}/Sc has a significantly higher ionic conductivity than YSZ, particularly at the lower temperatures. As a result, some 0.5 micron thick film of ZrO{sub 2}/16% Sc on an alumina substrate (grain size 20nm) was prepared and the electrical conductivity measured as a function of temperature and oxygen activity. The Sc doped ZrO{sub 2} certainly has a higher conductivity that either 20nm or 2400nm YSZ, however, electronic conductivity dominates the conductivity for oxygen activities below 10{sup -15}. Whereas for YSZ, electronic conductivity is not a problem until the oxygen activity decreases below 10{sup -25}. These initial results show that the ionic conductivity of 20nm YSZ and 20nm ZrO{sub 2}/16% Sc are essentially the same and the enhanced conductivity which is observed for Sc doping in microcrystalline specimens is not observed for the same composition when it is nanocrystalline. In addition they show that the electronic conductivity of Sc doped ZrO{sub 2} is at least two orders of magnitude higher than that observed for YSZ. The conclusion one reaches is that for 0.5 to 1 micron thick nanocrystalline films, Sc doping of ZrO{sub 2} has no benefits compared to YSZ. As a result, electrolyte films of ZrO{sub 2}/Sc should not be considered as candidates. However, they have the potential of being useful as an interface on the anode side of the electrolyte. NexTech has focused much of its effort during the past few months on establishing tape casting methods for porous LSM substrates. This work, performed under a separate DOE-funded program, involved tape casting formulations comprising LSM powders with bi-modal particle size distributions and fugitive pore forming additives. Sintered LSM substrates with porosities in the 30 to 40 vol% range, and pore sizes of 10 {approx} 20 microns have been prepared. In addition, tape casting formulations involving composite mixtures of LSM and Sm-doped ceria (SDC) have been evaluated. The LSM/SDC cathode substrates are expected to provide better performance at low temperatures. Characterization of these materials is currently underway.

Harlan U. Anderson

2000-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

165

Photo cathode laser timing response measurements  

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Photo cathode laser timing response measurements F. Löhl, H. Schlarb, E. Vogel, W. Koprek, V on the gun phase 2.) Arrival time change of photo injector laser pulses #12;Florian Löhl FLASH Seminar, June 19th, 2007 photo injector laser ~ 1.3 GHz vector modulator DAC I Q DOOCS Courtesy of I. Will #12

166

Cathode depth sensing in CZT detectors  

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Measuring the depth of interaction in thick Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT) detectors allows improved imaging and spectroscopy for hard X-ray imaging above 100 keV. The Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) will employ relatively thick (5 - 10 mm) CZT detectors, which are required to perform the broad energy-band sky survey. Interaction depth information is needed to correct events to the detector "focal plane" for correct imaging and can be used to improve the energy resolution of the detector at high energies by allowing event-based corrections for incomplete charge collection. Background rejection is also improved by allowing low energy events from the rear and sides of the detector to be rejected. We present experimental results of interaction depth sensing in a 5 mm thick pixellated Au-contact IMARAD CZT detector. The depth sensing was done by making simultaneous measurements of cathode and anode signals, where the interaction depth at a given energy is proportional to the ratio of cathode/anode signals. We demonstrate how a simple empirical formula describing the event distributions in the cathode/anode signal space can dramatically improve the energy resolution. We also estimate the energy and depth resolution of the detector as a function of the energy and the interaction depth. We also show a depth-sensing prototype system currently under development for EXIST in which cathode signals from 8, 16 or 32 crystals can be read-out by a small multi-channel ASIC board that is vertically edge-mounted on the cathode electrode along every second CZT crystal boundary. This allows CZT crystals to be tiled contiguously with minimum impact on throughput of incoming photons. The robust packaging is crucial in EXIST, which will employ very large area imaging CZT detector arrays.

J. Hong; E. C. Bellm; J. E. Grindlay; T. Narita

2003-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

167

Cordierite silicon nitride filters  

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The objective of this project was to develop a silicon nitride based crossflow filter. This report summarizes the findings and results of the project. The project was phased with Phase I consisting of filter material development and crossflow filter design. Phase II involved filter manufacturing, filter testing under simulated conditions and reporting the results. In Phase I, Cordierite Silicon Nitride (CSN) was developed and tested for permeability and strength. Target values for each of these parameters were established early in the program. The values were met by the material development effort in Phase I. The crossflow filter design effort proceeded by developing a macroscopic design based on required surface area and estimated stresses. Then the thermal and pressure stresses were estimated using finite element analysis. In Phase II of this program, the filter manufacturing technique was developed, and the manufactured filters were tested. The technique developed involved press-bonding extruded tiles to form a filter, producing a monolithic filter after sintering. Filters manufactured using this technique were tested at Acurex and at the Westinghouse Science and Technology Center. The filters did not delaminate during testing and operated and high collection efficiency and good cleanability. Further development in areas of sintering and filter design is recommended.

Sawyer, J.; Buchan, B. (Acurex Environmental Corp., Mountain View, CA (United States)); Duiven, R.; Berger, M. (Aerotherm Corp., Mountain View, CA (United States)); Cleveland, J.; Ferri, J. (GTE Products Corp., Towanda, PA (United States))

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Diesel particulate filters  

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Is the broad market introduction of diesel particulate filters throughout Europe wishful thinking or reality? The challenges facing the introduction of diesel particulate filters with a fuel-borne catalyst...

Pierre Macaudière; Laurent Rocher; Wolfgang Naschke

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Dual-bonded catalyst layer structure cathode for PEMFC  

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Novel electrode structure based on dual-bonded catalyst layer structure is reported to elevate proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) cathode performance. Differing from conventional cathode with simplex PTFE or ionomer as binder material in catalyst layer (CL), dual-bonded CL combines those two types of binders, respectively, in a composite structure. In order to develop a cathode possessing the superior merits of both mass transport and proton transfer, a PTFE-rich CL and an ionomer-rich CL were fabricated on gas diffusion layer in proper order. Polarization characteristic of cathodes with dual-bonded CL, conventional PTFE-bonded CL and ionomer-bonded CL were evaluated at ambient pressure in oxygen/air. Better performance of cathode was achieved with dual-bonded, compared with conventional structures. Electric yield rate of dual-bonded cathode was about 50%, whilst that of conventional cathodes was about 40%.

Xuewei Zhang; Pengfei Shi

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Virtual cathode microwave generator having annular anode slit  

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A microwave generator is provided for generating microwaves substantially from virtual cathode oscillation. Electrons are emitted from a cathode and accelerated to an anode which is spaced apart from the cathode. The anode has an annular slit therethrough effective to form the virtual cathode. The anode is at least one range thickness relative to electrons reflecting from the virtual cathode. A magnet is provided to produce an optimum magnetic field having the field strength effective to form an annular beam from the emitted electrons in substantial alignment with the annular anode slit. The magnetic field, however, does permit the reflected electrons to axially diverge from the annular beam. The reflected electrons are absorbed by the anode in returning to the real cathode, such that substantially no reflexing electrons occur. The resulting microwaves are produced with a single dominant mode and are substantially monochromatic relative to conventional virtual cathode microwave generators.

Kwan, Thomas J. T. (Los Alamos, NM); Snell, Charles M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Metals purification by improved vacuum arc remelting  

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The invention relates to improved apparatuses and methods for remelting metal alloys in furnaces, particularly consumable electrode vacuum arc furnaces. Excited reactive gas is injected into a stationary furnace arc zone, thus accelerating the reduction reactions which purify the metal being melted. Additionally, a cooled condensation surface is disposed within the furnace to reduce the partial pressure of water in the furnace, which also fosters the reduction reactions which result in a purer produced ingot. Methods and means are provided for maintaining the stationary arc zone, thereby reducing the opportunity for contaminants evaporated from the arc zone to be reintroduced into the produced ingot.

Zanner, Frank J. (Sandia Park, NM); Williamson, Rodney L. (Albuquerque, NM); Smith, Mark F. (Albuquerque, NM)

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

172

Adaptive and Temporallydependent Document Filtering  

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Adaptive and Temporally­dependent Document Filtering een wetenschappelijke proeve op het gebied van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Document Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3 Filtering Filtering Track 57 5.1 What is TREC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 5

Arampatzis, Avi

173

Cathodic protection requirements for deepwater systems  

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Field and laboratory experience related to requirements for cathodic protection (CP) in deep water are reviewed with emphasis on identification of the major variables that need to be specified for successful deepwater CP designs for offshore structures. The subject is addressed based on the historical development of cathodic protection design methodologies for offshore structures focusing on sacrificial anode systems and trends that have resulted in specific changes in design requirements. Three main subjects are discussed: (1) application of existing industry standards such as NACE RP0176; (2) environmental factors--dissolved oxygen, temperature, salinity, pH, water velocity and fouling; and (3) calcareous deposits--difference between shallow and deep waters. Current practice of design criteria and systems for deepwater applications is assessed, including initial polarization, use of coatings and anode materials. The results from laboratory tests are compared with available documented service experiences and field tests results.

Menendez, C.M.; Hanson, H.R.; Kane, R.D.; Farquhar, G.B.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

NUMERICAL MODELING OF CATHODE CONTACT MATERIAL DENSIFICATION  

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Numerical modeling was used to simulate the constrained sintering process of the cathode contact layer during assembly of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). A finite element model based on the continuum theory for sintering of porous bodies was developed and used to investigate candidate low-temperature cathode contact materials. Constitutive parameters for various contact materials under investigation were estimated from dilatometry screening tests, and the influence of processing time, processing temperature, initial grain size, and applied compressive stress on the free sintering response was predicted for selected candidate materials. The densification behavior and generated stresses within a 5-cell planar SOFC stack during sintering, high temperature operation, and room temperature shutdown were predicted. Insufficient constrained densification was observed in the stack at the proposed heat treatment, but beneficial effects of reduced grain size, compressive stack preload, and reduced thermal expansion coefficient on the contact layer densification and stresses were observed.

Koeppel, Brian J.; Liu, Wenning N.; Stephens, Elizabeth V.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Magnetron cathodes in plasma electrode pockels cells  

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Magnetron cathodes, which produce high current discharges, form greatly improved plasma electrodes on each side of an electro-optic crystal. The plasma electrode has a low pressure gas region on both sides of the crystal. When the gas is ionized, e.g., by a glow discharge in the low pressure gas, the plasma formed is a good conductor. The gas electrode acts as a highly uniform conducting electrode. Since the plasma is transparent to a high energy laser beam passing through the crystal, the plasma is transparent. A crystal exposed from two sides to such a plasma can be charged up uniformly to any desired voltage. A typical configuration utilizes helium at 50 millitorr operating. pressure and 2 kA discharge current. The magnetron cathode produces a more uniform plasma and allows a reduced operating pressure which leads to lower plasma resistivity and a more uniform charge on the crystal.

Rhodes, Mark A. (Pleasanton, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Plasma of Electric Arc Discharge between Melted Electrodes  

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Plasma of electric arc discharge between melted electrodes was experimentally investigated. Diagnostics of electric arc plasma was carried out. Optical emission and ... in plasma tends to be located at the arc ax...

A.N. Veklich; I.L. Babich

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Simulations for preliminary design of a multi-cathode DC electron gun for eRHIC  

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The proposed electron ion collider, eRHIC, requires a large average polarized electron current of 50 mA, which is more than 20 times higher than the present experimental output of a single, highly polarized electron source, based on cesiated super-lattice GaAs. To meet eRHIC's requirement for current, we designed a multicathode DC electron gun for injection. The twenty-four GaAs cathodes emit electrons in sequence, then are combined on axis by a rotating field (or 'funnelled'). In addition to its ultra-high vacuum requirements, the multicathode DC electron gun will place high demand on the electric field symmetry, the magnetic field shielding, and on preventing arcing. In this paper, we discuss our results from a 3D simulation of the latest model for this gun. The findings will guide the actual design in future. Their preliminary design of a multi-cathode electron source for eRHIC demonstrated tolerable fields and reasonable results in both field and particle simulations.

Wu, Q.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Chang, X.; Skaritka, J.

2010-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

178

Lattice Expansion of LSCF-6428 Cathodes Measured by In-situ XRD during SOFC Operation  

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A new capability has been developed for analyzing solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). This paper describes the initial results of in-situ x-ray diffraction (XRD) of the cathode on an operating anode-supported solid oxide fuel cell. It has been demonstrated that XRD measurements of the cathode can be performed simultaneously with electrochemical measurements of cell performance or electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). While improvements to the technique are still to be made, the XRD pattern of a lanthanum strontium cobalt ferrite (LSCF) cathode with the composition La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-? (LSCF-6428) was found to continually but gradually change over the course of more than 60 hours of operation in air under typical SOFC operating conditions. It was determined that the most significant change was a gradual increase in the cubic lattice parameters of the LSCF from 3.92502 Å (as determined from the integration of the first 20 hours of XRD patterns) to 3.92650 Å (from the integration of the last 20 hours). This analysis also revealed that there were several peaks from unidentified minor phases that increased in intensity over this timeframe. After a temporary loss of airflow early in the test, the cell generated between 225 and 250 mW/cm2 for the remainder of the test. A large low frequency arc in the impedance spectra suggests the cell performance was gas diffusion limited and that there is room for improvement in air delivery to the cell.

Hardy, John S.; Templeton, Jared W.; Edwards, Danny J.; Lu, Zigui; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

179

Filtering diesel exhaust gases with ceramic filters  

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Results are given from three test series on a ceramic filter for diesel exhausts. In the first and second series, use was made of diesel fuel (in the summer), while in...

A. Yu. Val’dberg; A. N. Tsedilin; T. O. Kosogorova…

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

The Temperature of the Copper Arc  

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...Laboratory, General Electric Company. | Journal Article...TEMPERATURE OF THE COPPER ARC By C. G. SUITS RESEARCH LABORATORY, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY Read before the...figure 1, where Fis an arc burning between the electrodes...experiment is a condensed discharge between the electrode...

C. G. Suits

1935-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Arc plasma generator of atomic driver for steady-state negative ion source  

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The paper reviews the results of development of steady-state arc-discharge plasma generator with directly heated LaB{sub 6} cathode. This arc-discharge plasma generator produces a plasma jet which is to be converted into an atomic one after recombination on a metallic plate. The plate is electrically biased relative to the plasma in order to control the atom energies. Such an intensive jet of hydrogen atoms can be used in negative ion sources for effective production of negative ions on a cesiated surface of plasma grid. All elements of the plasma generator have an augmented water cooling to operate in long pulse mode or in steady state. The thermo-mechanical stresses and deformations of the most critical elements of the plasma generator were determined by simulations. Magnetic field inside the discharge chamber was optimized to reduce the local power loads. The first tests of the steady-state arc plasma generator prototype have performed in long-pulse mode.

Ivanov, A. A.; Belchenko, Yu. I.; Davydenko, V. I. [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation) [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Ivanov, I. A.; Kolmogorov, V. V.; Listopad, A. A., E-mail: a.a.listopad@inp.nsk.su; Mishagin, V. V.; Shulzhenko, G. I. [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)] [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Putvinsky, S. V.; Smirnov, A. [Tri Alpha Energy Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688 (United States)] [Tri Alpha Energy Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688 (United States)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Local arc discharge mechanism and requirements of power supply in micro-arc oxidation of magnesium alloy  

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To study the requirements of the power supply in micro-arc oxidation (MAO) of magnesium alloy, many experiments ... . Based on the experimental results and electric arc theory, the separate local arc discharge me...

Ming Chen; Yuezhou Ma; Yuan Hao

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

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A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile.

Hawke, R.S.

1985-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

184

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

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A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile. 2 figs.

Hawke, R.S.

1987-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

185

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

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A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile.

Hawke, Ronald S. (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Nitrogen Control in Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking by Direct...  

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Nitrogen Control in Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking by Direct Reduced Iron Fines Injection Nitrogen Control in Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking by Direct Reduced Iron Fines...

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Cathode power distribution system and method of using the same for power distribution  

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Embodiments include a cathode power distribution system and/or method of using the same for power distribution. The cathode power distribution system includes a plurality of cathode assemblies. Each cathode assembly of the plurality of cathode assemblies includes a plurality of cathode rods. The system also includes a plurality of bus bars configured to distribute current to each of the plurality of cathode assemblies. The plurality of bus bars include a first bus bar configured to distribute the current to first ends of the plurality of cathode assemblies and a second bus bar configured to distribute the current to second ends of the plurality of cathode assemblies.

Williamson, Mark A; Wiedmeyer, Stanley G; Koehl, Eugene R; Bailey, James L; Willit, James L; Barnes, Laurel A; Blaskovitz, Robert J

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

188

High Charge State Ions Extracted from Metal Plasmas in the Transition Regime from Vacuum Spark to High Current Vacuum Arc  

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Metal ions were extracted from pulsed discharge plasmas operating in the transition region between vacuum spark (transient high voltage of kV) and vacuum arc (arc voltage ~;; 20 V). At a peak current of about 4 kA, and with a pulse duration of 8 ?s, we observed mean ion charges states of about 6 for several cathode materials. In the case of platinum, the highest average charge state was 6.74 with ions of charge states as high as 10 present. For gold we found traces of charge state 11, with the highest average charge state of 7.25. At currents higher than 5 kA, non-metallic contaminations started to dominate the ion beam, preventing further enhancement of the metal charge states.

Yushkov, Georgy Yu.; Anders, A.

2008-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

189

Theoretical analysis of ARC constriction  

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The physics of the thermionic converter is governed by strong electrode-plasma interactions (emissions surface scattering, charge exchange) and weak interactions (diffusion, radiation) at the maximum interelectrode plasma radius. The physical processes are thus mostly convective in thin sheaths in front of the electrodes and mostly diffusive and radiative in the plasma bulk. The physical boundaries are open boundaries to particle transfer (electrons emitted or absorbed by the electrodes, all particles diffusing through some maximum plasma radius) and to convective, conductive and radiative heat transfer. In a first approximation the thermionic converter may be described by a one-dimensional classical transport theory. The two-dimensional effects may be significant as a result of the sheath sensitivity to radial plasma variations and of the strong sheath-plasma coupling. The current-voltage characteristic of the converter is thus the result of an integrated current density over the collector area for which the boundary conditions at each r determine the regime (ignited/unignited) of the local current density. A current redistribution strongly weighted at small radii (arc constriction) limits the converter performance and opens questions on constriction reduction possibilities. The questions addressed are the followng: (1) what are the main contributors to the loss of current at high voltage in the thermionic converter; and (2) is arc constriction observable theoretically and what are the conditions of its occurrence. The resulting theoretical problem is formulated and results are given. The converter electrical current is estimated directly from the electron and ion particle fluxes based on the spatial distribution of the electron/ion density n, temperatures T/sub e/, T/sub i/, electrical voltage V and on the knowledge of the transport coefficients. (WHK)

Stoenescu, M.L.; Brooks, A.W.; Smith, T.M.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Sulfur-Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Cathodes for Lithium/Sulfur...  

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Advanced Materials Advanced Materials Find More Like This Return to Search Sulfur-Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Cathodes for LithiumSulfur Cells Lawrence Berkeley National...

191

Cathode fall measurement in a dielectric barrier discharge in helium  

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A method based on the “zero-length voltage” extrapolation is proposed to measure cathode fall in a dielectric barrier discharge. Starting, stable, and discharge-maintaining voltages were measured to obtain the extrapolation zero-length voltage. Under our experimental conditions, the “zero-length voltage” gave a cathode fall of about 185 V. Based on the known thickness of the cathode fall region, the spatial distribution of the electric field strength in dielectric barrier discharge in atmospheric helium is determined. The strong cathode fall with a maximum field value of approximately 9.25 kV/cm was typical for the glow mode of the discharge.

Hao, Yanpeng; Zheng, Bin; Liu, Yaoge [School of Electric Power, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China)] [School of Electric Power, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

192

Innovative Cathode Coating Enables Faster Battery Charging, Dischargin...  

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available for licensing: Coating increases electrical conductivity of cathode materials Coating does not hinder battery performance Provides two coating processes that...

193

Development of sulfur cathode material for Li-S batteries.  

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??M.S. Efforts were taken to fabricate a cathode material having Sulfur as the active material. First step is composed of identifying potential ways of fabricating… (more)

Dharmasena, Ruchira Ravinath, 1984-

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Development of spray coated cathodes for RITS-6.  

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This report documents work conducted in FY13 to conduct a feasibility study on thermal spray coated cathodes to be used in the RITS-6 accelerator in an attempt to improve surface uniformity and repeatability. Currently, the cathodes are coated with colloidal silver by means of painting by hand. It is believed that improving the cathode coating process could simplify experimental setup and improve flash x-ray radiographic performance. This report documents the experimental setup and summarizes the results of our feasibility study. Lastly, it describes the path forward and potential challenges that must be overcome in order to improve the process for creating uniform and repeatable silver coatings for cathodes.

Simpson, Sean; Leckbee, Joshua J.; Miller, Stephen Samuel

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

NETL SOFC: Anode-Electrolyte-Cathode (AEC) Development  

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Program Plan Project Portfolio Project Information Systems Analysis Publications Anode-Electrolyte-Cathode (AEC) Development-This key technology focuses on improving...

196

Cell Analysis ? High-Energy Density Cathodes and Anodes  

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* Investigate the relationships of structure, morphology and performance of cathode and anode materials. * Explore kinetic barriers and utilize the knowledge gained to design and...

197

Better Ham & Cheese: Enhanced Anodes and Cathodes for Fuel Cells...  

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Enhanced Anodes and Cathodes for Fuel Cells Epitaxial Single Crystal Nanostructures for Batteries & PVs High Performance Alkaline Fuel Cell Membranes Improving Fuel Cell...

198

Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials  

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Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials Christopher Johnson and Michael Thackeray Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne Annual Merit Review DOE...

199

Development of High Energy Cathode Materials | Department of...  

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Materials Development of High Energy Cathode Materials 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

200

Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials...  

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Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

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Stabilized Spinels and Polyanion Cathodes | Department of Energy  

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& Publications STABILIZED SPINEL AND POLYANION CATHODES Stabilized Spinels and Nano Olivines Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High-Capacity Polyanion...

202

Linear phase compressive filter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A phase linear filter for soliton suppression is in the form of a laddered series of stages of non-commensurate low pass filters with each low pass filter having a series coupled inductance (L) and a reverse biased, voltage dependent varactor diode, to ground which acts as a variable capacitance (C). L and C values are set to levels which correspond to a linear or conventional phase linear filter. Inductance is mapped directly from that of an equivalent nonlinear transmission line and capacitance is mapped from the linear case using a large signal equivalent of a nonlinear transmission line.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Filter Replacement Activities Complete  

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airflow levels now that both filter units are operational. Additionally, teams can resume entries to evaluate the condition of the underground facility and verify that...

204

Effect of Cathode Position on Hall-Effect Thruster Performance and Cathode Coupling Voltage  

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ionization fraction I Anode supply current m Anode mass flow mi Mass of a xenon ion nq Density of xenon neutral or ion with charge state q q Average xenon species charge number T Thrust t Time Tf Final. In the laboratory, this parameter is the potential difference between the cathode and ground, i.e. the tank walls

King, Lyon B.

205

Effect of Cathode Position on Hall-Effect Thruster Performance and Cathode Coupling Voltage  

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losses e Electronic charge fi Propellent ionization fraction I Anode supply current mi Mass of a xenon ion nq Density of xenon neutral or ion with charge state q q Average xenon species charge number is the potential difference between the cathode and ground, i.e. the tank walls, and is ME-EM Dept., 815 R.L. Smith

King, Lyon B.

206

Shorting pipeline and jacket cathodic protection systems  

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The benefits of shorting pipeline and jacket cathodic protection (CP) systems for the external protection of subsea pipelines based on data from operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Persian Gulf, North Sea, and Indonesia are discussed. Shorting, as opposed to traditional electrical isolation, is cost effective because CP surveys and future retrofits are greatly simplified. Jacket CP systems can provide protection of coated pipelines for distances much greater than normally anticipated. Some simple modeling of jacket/pipeline CP systems is used to illustrate the effect of various design parameters.

Thomason, W.H. (Conoco Inc., Ponca City, OK (United States)); Evans, S. (Conoco Inc., Houston, TX (United States)); Rippon, I.J. (Conoco Ltd., Aberdeen (United Kingdom)); Maurin, A.E. III (Conoco Inc., Lafayette, LA (United States))

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Cathodic protection retrofit of an offshore pipeline  

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Cathodic protection (CP) anodes and corrosion coating on two offshore pipelines were damaged during deep water installation. In-situ methods for deep-water inspection and repair of the pipelines` CP and coating systems were developed and used. High-pressure natural gas Pipeline. A design was 5.6 miles of 8.625 in. OD by 0.406 in. W.T. API SL, Grade X-42, seamless line pipe. Pipeline B design was 0.3 miles of similar specification pipe. Both pipelines were mill-coated with 14 mil of fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) corrosion coating. Girth welds were field-coated with FBE.

Winters, R.H.; Holk, A.C. [Tenneco Energy, Houston, TX (United States)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Develop high energy high power Li-ion battery cathode materials : a first principles computational study  

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develop the high energy high power cathode materials for LIBNew Cathode Material for Batteries of High- Energy Density.High Energy High Power Li-ion Battery Cathode Materials A

Xu, Bo; Xu, Bo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Develop high energy high power Li-ion battery cathode materials : a first principles computational study  

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as cathode materials for Li-ion battery. Physica B-CondensedHigh Energy High Power Li-ion Battery Cathode Materials AHigh Energy High Power Li-ion Battery Cathode Materials A

Xu, Bo; Xu, Bo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists ARCS Foundation, Inc.  

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Achievement Rewards for College Scientists ARCS Foundation, Inc. For more information on how of the ARCS Foundation, Inc. funds seven scholarships for exceptional University of Georgia doctoral students. Available to attend the ARCS Foundation Awards Luncheon in Atlanta on November 21, 2013. ARCS Foundation

Arnold, Jonathan

211

Continuous nanoparticle generation and assembly by atmospheric pressure arc discharge  

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Continuous nanoparticle generation and assembly by atmospheric pressure arc discharge Jesse J. Cole a dc arc discharge plasma. The particles are positively charged by the arc and form a room temperature precursor materials.5,6 High temperature plasmas in the form of dc arc discharges led to the discovery

Jacobs, Heiko O.

212

Comparative study of two- and three-dimensional modeling on arc discharge phenomena inside a thermal plasma torch with hollow electrodes  

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A comparative study between two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) modeling is carried out on arc discharge phenomena inside a thermal plasma torch with hollow electrodes, in order to evaluate the effects of arc root configuration characterized by either 2D annular or 3D highly localized attachment on the electrode surface. For this purpose, a more precise 3D transient model has been developed by taking account of 3D arc current distribution and arc root rotation. The 3D simulation results apparently reveal that the 3D arc root attachment brings about the inherent 3D and turbulence nature of plasma fields inside the torch. It is also found that the constricted arc column near the vortex chamber plays an important role in heating and acceleration of injected arc gases by concentrating arc currents on the axis of the hollow electrodes. The inherent 3D nature of arc discharge is well preserved inside the cathode region, while these 3D features slowly diminish behind the vortex chamber where the turbulent flow begins to be developed in the anode region. Based on the present simulation results, it is noted that the mixing effects of the strong turbulent flow on the heat and mass transfer are mainly responsible for the gradual relaxation of the 3D structures of plasma fields into the 2D axisymmetric ones that eventually appear in the anode region near the torch exit. From a detailed comparison of the 3D results with the 2D ones, the arc root configuration seems to have a significant effect on the heat transfer to the electrode surfaces interacting with the turbulent plasma flow. That is, in the 2D simulation based on an axisymmetric stationary model, the turbulence phenomena are fairly underestimated and the amount of heat transferred to the cold anode wall is calculated to be smaller than that obtained in the 3D simulation. For the validation of the numerical simulations, calculated plasma temperatures and axial velocities are compared with experimentally measured ones, and the 3D simulation turns out to be more accurate than the 2D simulation as a result of a relatively precise description of the turbulent phenomena inside the torch using a more realistic model of arc root attachment. Finally, it is suggested that the 3D transient formulation is indeed required for describing the real arc discharge phenomena inside the torch, while the 2D stationary approach is sometimes useful for getting practical information about the time-averaged plasma characteristics outside the torch because of its simplicity and rapidness in computation.

Kim, Keun Su; Park, Jin Myung; Choi, Sooseok; Kim, Jongin; Hong, Sang Hee [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

213

AdaptiveARC | Open Energy Information  

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AdaptiveARC AdaptiveARC Jump to: navigation, search Name AdaptiveARC Address 7683 Sitio Manana Place Carlsbad, California Zip 92009 Sector Biomass Product Waste-to-clean-energy startup is developing an arc-plasma reactor Website http://www.adaptivearc.com/ Coordinates 33.07959°, -117.22539° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.07959,"lon":-117.22539,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Arc Statistics in Clusters: Galaxy Contribution  

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The frequency with which background galaxies appear as long arcs as a result of gravitational lensing by foreground clusters of galaxies has recently been found to be a very sensitive probe of cosmological models by Bartelmann et al. (1998). They have found that such arcs would be expected far less frequently than observed (by an order of magnitude) in the currently favored model for the universe, with a large cosmological constant $\\Omega_\\Lambda \\sim 0.7$. Here we analyze whether including the effect of cluster galaxies on the likelihood of clusters to generate long-arc images of background galaxies can change the statistics. Taking into account a variety of constraints on the properties of cluster galaxies, we find that there are not enough sufficiently massive galaxies in a cluster for them to significantly enhance the cross section of clusters to generate long arcs. We find that cluster galaxies typically enhance the cross section by only $\\lesssim 15%$.

R. A. Flores; A. H. Maller; J. R. Primack

1999-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

215

Detection of arcs in automotive electrical systems  

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At the present time, there is no established method for the detection of DC electric arcing. This is a concern for forthcoming advanced automotive electrical systems which consist of higher DC electric power bus voltages, ...

Mishrikey, Matthew David

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Studies of local degradation phenomena in composite cathodes for  

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Studies of local degradation phenomena in composite cathodes for Studies of local degradation phenomena in composite cathodes for lithium-ion batteries Title Studies of local degradation phenomena in composite cathodes for lithium-ion batteries Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2007 Authors Kerlau, Marie, Marek Marcinek, Venkat Srinivasan, and Robert Kostecki Journal Electrochimica Acta Volume 52 Pagination 5422-5429 Keywords cathode, degradation, li-ion battery, raman microscopy Abstract LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2 and LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 composite cathodes were cycled in model cells to study interfacial phenomena that could lead to electrode degradation. Ex situ spectroscopic analysis of the tested cathodes, which suffered substantial power and capacity loss, showed that the state of charge (SOC) of oxide particles on the cathode surface was highly non-uniform despite the deep discharge of the Li-ion cell at the end of the test. The inconsistent kinetic behavior of individual oxide particles was attributed to the degradation of electronic pathways within the composite cathodes. A simple theoretical model based on a distributed network showed that an increase of the contact resistance between composite electrode particles may be responsible for non-uniform local kinetic behavior of individual oxide particles and the overall degradation of electrochemical performance of composite electrodes.

217

Hydrogen Peroxide Formation Rates in a PEMFC Anode and Cathode  

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Hydrogen Peroxide Formation Rates in a PEMFC Anode and Cathode Effect of Humidity and Temperature Hydrogen peroxide H2O2 formation rates in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell PEMFC anode and cathode were catalyst onto the disk and by varying the temperature, dissolved O2 concentration, and the acidity levels

Weidner, John W.

218

Self-contained hot-hollow cathode gun source assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A self-contained hot-hollow cathode gun source assembly for use in a vacuum chamber includes a crucible block having a hot-hollow cathode gun mounted underneath and providing a hole for the magnetic deflection of the ion/electron beam into a crucible on top the block.

Zeren, Joseph D. (Boulder, CO)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Self-contained hot-hollow cathode gun source assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A self-contained hot-hollow cathode gun source assembly for use in a vacuum chamber includes a crucible block having a hot-hollow cathode gun mounted underneath and providing a hole for the magnetic deflection of the ion/electron beam into a crucible on top the block.

Zeren, J.D.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

CHROMIUM POISONING OF COMPOSITE LSM/YSZ CATHODES  

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-Lin Liu and Mogens Mogensen Risø National Laboratory, Materials Research Department, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark Introduction Degradation of composite SOFC cathodes consisting of lanthanum strontium manganate during simulated SOFC operation at ~850°C with current densities from 0 to 0.5 A/cm2. The cathodes were

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221

Nanofiber Scaffold for Cathode of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell  

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A high performance solid oxide fuel cell cathode using the yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) nanofibers scaffold with the infiltrated La1-xSrxMnO3 (LSM) shows an enhanced catalytic activity toward oxygen reduction. Such a cathode offers a continuous path for charge transport and an increased number of triple-phase boundary sites.

Mingjia Zhi; Nicholas Mariani; Randall Gemmen; Kirk Gerdes; Nianqiang Wu

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Aqueous Cathode for Next-Generation Alkali-Ion Batteries  

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The aqueous cathode in the flow-through mode can be individually stored in a “fuel” tank, which reduces the volume of the battery and increases the design flexibility of the battery structure, as shown in Figure 1. ... Unlike previous lithium?water batteries, the aqueous cathode is not plagued by H2 evolution from the solution, and the battery is efficiently rechargeable. ...

Yuhao Lu; John B. Goodenough; Youngsik Kim

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

223

Ion Exchange Membrane Cathodes for Scalable Microbial Fuel Cells  

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Ion Exchange Membrane Cathodes for Scalable Microbial Fuel Cells ... The optimum amount of graphite fibers needed for these brush electrodes has not yet been optimized, and the cathode remains the greatest challenge for MFC designs. ... Different catalyst locations (inside versus outside) and loadings, specific surface areas, and solution chemistry (solution conductivity) were examined to optimize performance. ...

Yi Zuo; Shaoan Cheng; Bruce E. Logan

2008-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

224

Polymer–Graphene Nanocomposites as Ultrafast-Charge and -Discharge Cathodes for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries  

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Polymer–Graphene Nanocomposites as Ultrafast-Charge and -Discharge Cathodes for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries ... Lithium battery; cathode; polymer; graphene; nanocomposite ...

Zhiping Song; Terrence Xu; Mikhail L. Gordin; Ying-Bing Jiang; In-Tae Bae; Qiangfeng Xiao; Hui Zhan; Jun Liu; Donghai Wang

2012-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

225

Solid State NMR Studies of Li-Rich NMC Cathodes: Investigating...  

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voltage fade * Electrochemical characterization of LMR-NMC cathode materials with fully lithium-6 enriched cells (enriched electrolyte, enriched Li-metal and enriched cathode) *...

226

Ion source with improved primary arc collimation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved negative ion source is provided in which a self-biasing, molybdenum collimator is used to define the primary electron stream arc discharge from a filament operated at a negative potential. The collimator is located between the anode and the filament. It is electrically connected to the anode by means of an appropriate size resistor such that the collimator is biased at essentially the filament voltage during operation. Initially, the full arc voltage appears across the filament to collimator until the arc discharge strikes. Then the collimator biases itself to essentially filament potential due to current flow through the resistor thus defining the primary electron stream without intercepting any appreciable arc power. The collimator aperture is slightly smaller than the anode aperture to shield the anode from the arc power, thereby preventing the exposure of the anode to the full arc power which, in the past, has caused overheating and erosion of the anode collimator during extended time pulsed-beam operation of the source. With the self-biasing collimator of this invention, the ion source may be operated from short pulse periods to steady-state without destroying the anode.

Dagenhart, William K. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

The Consumption of Carbon in the Electric Arc. I. Variation with Current and Arc-Length. II. Influence upon the Luminous Radiation from the Arc  

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1 December 1915 research-article The Consumption of Carbon in the Electric Arc. I. Variation with Current and Arc-Length. II. Influence upon the Luminous Radiation from the...

1915-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZloque C7, suppZdment au n07, Tome 40, JuiZZet 1979, page C7-463 ANODE REGION OF HIGH CURRENT ARC DISCHARGE  

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZloque C7, suppZdment au n07, Tome 40, JuiZZet 1979, page C7- 463 ANODE investigations of the anode near-electrode layer i n high current arc ( I "102- 1 0 ~ 8 )burning freely i n of near-anode plasma with cathode erosion ma- terial, which is inherent i n spot operation mode

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

229

Remotely serviced filter and housing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A filter system for a hot cell comprises a housing adapted for input of air or other gas to be filtered, flow of the air through a filter element, and exit of filtered air. The housing is tapered at the top to make it easy to insert a filter cartridge using an overhead crane. The filter cartridge holds the filter element while the air or other gas is passed through the filter element. Captive bolts in trunnion nuts are readily operated by electromechanical manipulators operating power wrenches to secure and release the filter cartridge. The filter cartridge is adapted to make it easy to change a filter element by using a master-slave manipulator at a shielded window station.

Ross, Maurice J. (Pocatello, ID); Zaladonis, Larry A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1988-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

230

High Temperature Membrane & Advanced Cathode Catalyst Development  

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Current project consisted of three main phases and eighteen milestones. Short description of each phase is given below. Table 1 lists program milestones. Phase 1--High Temperature Membrane and Advanced Catalyst Development. New polymers and advanced cathode catalysts were synthesized. The membranes and the catalysts were characterized and compared against specifications that are based on DOE program requirements. The best-in-class membranes and catalysts were downselected for phase 2. Phase 2--Catalyst Coated Membrane (CCM) Fabrication and Testing. Laboratory scale catalyst coated membranes (CCMs) were fabricated and tested using the down-selected membranes and catalysts. The catalysts and high temperature membrane CCMs were tested and optimized. Phase 3--Multi-cell stack fabrication. Full-size CCMs with the down-selected and optimized high temperature membrane and catalyst were fabricated. The catalyst membrane assemblies were tested in full size cells and multi-cell stack.

Protsailo, Lesia

2006-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

231

Hacks and Filters  

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In this chapter you have learned that hacks and filters can be an important weapon ... in any CSS developer’s arsenal. However, hacks need to be used sparingly, and preferably ... resort. If you do need to use hacks

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Electrorefining cell with parallel electrode/concentric cylinder cathode  

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A cathode-anode arrangement for use in an electrolytic cell is adapted for electrochemically refining spent nuclear fuel from a nuclear reactor and recovering purified uranium for further treatment and possible recycling as a fresh blanket or core fuel in a nuclear reactor. The arrangement includes a plurality of inner anodic dissolution baskets that are each attached to a respective support rod, are submerged in a molten lithium halide salt, and are rotationally displaced. An inner hollow cylindrical-shaped cathode is concentrically disposed about the inner anodic dissolution baskets. Concentrically disposed about the inner cathode in a spaced manner are a plurality of outer anodic dissolution baskets, while an outer hollow cylindrical-shaped is disposed about the outer anodic dissolution baskets. Uranium is transported from the anode baskets and deposited in a uniform cylindrical shape on the inner and outer cathode cylinders by rotating the anode baskets within the molten lithium halide salt. Scrapers located on each anode basket abrade and remove the spent fuel deposits on the surfaces of the inner and outer cathode cylinders, with the spent fuel falling to the bottom of the cell for removal. Cell resistance is reduced and uranium deposition rate enhanced by increasing the electrode area and reducing the anode-cathode spacing. Collection efficiency is enhanced by trapping and recovery of uranium dendrites scrapped off of the cylindrical cathodes which may be greater in number than two.

Gay, Eddie C. (Park Forest, IL); Miller, William E. (Naperville, IL); Laidler, James J. (Burr Ridge, IL)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

High Performance Cathodes for Li-Air Batteries  

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The overall objective of this project was to develop and fabricate a multifunctional cathode with high activities in acidic electrolytes for the oxygen reduction and evolution reactions for Li-air batteries. It should enable the development of Li-air batteries that operate on hybrid electrolytes, with acidic catholytes in particular. The use of hybrid electrolytes eliminates the problems of lithium reaction with water and of lithium oxide deposition in the cathode with sole organic electrolytes. The use of acid electrolytes can eliminate carbonate formation inside the cathode, making air breathing Li-air batteries viable. The tasks of the project were focused on developing hierarchical cathode structures and bifunctional catalysts. Development and testing of a prototype hybrid Li-air battery were also conducted. We succeeded in developing a hierarchical cathode structure and an effective bifunctional catalyst. We accomplished integrating the cathode with existing anode technologies and made a pouch prototype Li-air battery using sulfuric acid as catholyte. The battery cathodes contain a nanoscale multilayer structure made with carbon nanotubes and nanofibers. The structure was demonstrated to improve battery performance substantially. The bifunctional catalyst developed contains a conductive oxide support with ultra-low loading of platinum and iridium oxides. The work performed in this project has been documented in seven peer reviewed journal publications, five conference presentations, and filing of two U.S. patents. Technical details have been documented in the quarterly reports to DOE during the course of the project.

Xing, Yangchuan

2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

234

Electrorefining cell with parallel electrode/concentric cylinder cathode  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cathode-anode arrangement for use in an electrolytic cell is adapted for electrochemically refining spent nuclear fuel from a nuclear reactor and recovering purified uranium for further treatment and possible recycling as a fresh blanket or core fuel in a nuclear reactor. The arrangement includes a plurality of inner anodic dissolution baskets that are each attached to a respective support rod, are submerged in a molten lithium halide salt, and are rotationally displaced. An inner hollow cylindrical-shaped cathode is concentrically disposed about the inner anodic dissolution baskets. Concentrically disposed about the inner cathode in a spaced manner are a plurality of outer anodic dissolution baskets, while an outer hollow cylindrical-shaped is disposed about the outer anodic dissolution baskets. Uranium is transported from the anode baskets and deposited in a uniform cylindrical shape on the inner and outer cathode cylinders by rotating the anode baskets within the molten lithium halide salt. Scrapers located on each anode basket abrade and remove the spent fuel deposits on the surfaces of the inner and outer cathode cylinders, with the spent fuel falling to the bottom of the cell for removal. Cell resistance is reduced and uranium deposition rate enhanced by increasing the electrode area and reducing the anode-cathode spacing. Collection efficiency is enhanced by trapping and recovery of uranium dendrites scrapped off of the cylindrical cathodes which may be greater in number than two. 12 figs.

Gay, E.C.; Miller, W.E.; Laidler, J.J.

1997-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

235

Mixed polyanion glass cathodes: Iron phosphate vanadate glasses  

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Mixed polyanion (MP) glasses have been investigated for use as cathodes in lithium ion batteries. MP glass cathodes are similar in composition to theoretically promising crystalline polyanionic (CP) cathodes (e.g., lithium cobalt phosphate, lithium manganese silicate), but with proper polyanion substitution, they can be designed to overcome the key shortcomings of CP cathodes, such as poor electrical conductivity and irreversible phase changes. Iron phosphate/vanadate glasses were chosen as a first demonstration of the MP glass concept. Polyanion substitution with vanadate was shown to improve the intercalation capacity of an iron phosphate glass from almost zero to full theoretical capacity. In addition, the MP glass cathodes also exhibited an unexpected second high-capacity electrochemical reaction. X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) of cathodes from cells having different states of charge suggested that this second electrochemical reaction is a glass-state conversion reaction. With a first demonstration established, MP glass materials utilizing an intercalation and/or glass-state conversion reaction are promising candidates for future high-energy cathode research.

Kercher, Andrew K [ORNL; Ramey, Joanne Oxendine [ORNL; Carroll, Kyler J [Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Kiggans Jr, James O [ORNL; Veith, Gabriel M [ORNL; Meisner, Roberta [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Boatner, Lynn A [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Sampled data lattice filters  

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SAMPLED DATA LATTICE FILTERS A Thesis by WILLIAM TERRY THRIFT III Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1979 Major Subfect...: Electrical Engineering SAMPLED DATA LATTICE FILTERS A Thesis by WILLIAM TERRY THRIFT III Approved as to style and content by: (Chair an of Committee) (Hea f Department) (Member) (Member) (Member) (Member) December 1979 ABSTRACT Sampled Data...

Thrift, William Terry

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

237

Kalman Filtering Jur van den Berg  

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Kalman Filtering Jur van den Berg #12;Kalman Filtering · (Optimal) estimation of the (hidden) state

van den Berg, Jur

238

Vertical Arc for ILC Low Emittance Transport  

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The design and parameters of a vertical arc for the ILC Low Emittance Transport (LET) are reviewed. A 1 TeV CM ILC which relies upon 30 MV/m accelerating cavities with a packing fraction of 65% will require almost 48 km of main linac, which suggests that the total site length including BDS and bunch compressors will be on the order of 53 km. If built in a laser-straight tunnel with the low-energy ends near the surface, and assuming a perfectly spherical ''cue ball'' planetary surface with radius 6370 km, the collider halls will necessarily be 55 meters below grade, as shown in the top plot of Figure 1. Such depths would demand extensive use of deep tunneling, which would potentially drive up the cost and difficulty of ILC construction. An alternate solution is to use discrete vertical arcs at a few locations to allow a ''piecewise straight'' construction in which the depth of the tunnel below grade does not vary by more than a few meters. This approach is shown schematically in the bottom plot of Figure 1. In this Note we consider the issues for a design with one such vertical arc at the 250 GeV/c point (ie, midway down the linac for 1 TeV CM), and a second arc at the entrance to the BDS (ie, the entire BDS lies in one plane, with vertical arcs at each end).

Tenenbaum, P.; Woodley, M.; /SLAC

2005-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

239

Ion source with improved primary arc collimation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved negative ion source is provided in which a self-biasing, molybdenum collimator is used to define the primary electron stream arc discharge from a filament operated at a negative potential. The collimator is located between the anode and the filament. It is electrically connected to the anode by means of an appropriate size resistor such that the collimator is biased at essentially the filament voltage during operation. Initially, the full arc voltage appears across the filament to collimator until the arc discharge strikes. Then the collimator biases itself to essentially filament potential due to current flow through the resistor thus defining the primary electron stream without intercepting any appreciable arc power. The collimator aperture is slightly smaller than the anode aperture to shield the anode from the arc power which, in the past, has caused overheating and erosion of the anode collimator during extended time pulsed-beam operation of the source. With the self-biasing collimator of this invention, the ion source may be operated from short pulse periods to steady-state without destroying the anode.

Dagenhart, W.K.

1983-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

240

Functionally Graded Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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This DOE SECA project focused on both experimental and theoretical understanding of oxygen reduction processes in a porous mixed-conducting cathode in a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Elucidation of the detailed oxygen reduction mechanism, especially the rate-limiting step(s), is critical to the development of low-temperature SOFCs (400 C to 700 C) and to cost reduction since much less expensive materials may be used for cell components. However, cell performance at low temperatures is limited primarily by the interfacial polarization resistances, specifically by those associated with oxygen reduction at the cathode, including transport of oxygen gas through the porous cathode, the adsorption of oxygen onto the cathode surface, the reduction and dissociation of the oxygen molecule (O{sub 2}) into the oxygen ion (O{sup 2-}), and the incorporation of the oxygen ion into the electrolyte. In order to most effectively enhance the performance of the cathode at low temperatures, we must understand the mechanism and kinetics of the elementary processes at the interfaces. Under the support of this DOE SECA project, our accomplishments included: (1) Experimental determination of the rate-limiting step in the oxygen reduction mechanism at the cathode using in situ FTIR and Raman spectroscopy, including surface- and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS and TERS). (2) Fabrication and testing of micro-patterned cathodes to compare the relative activity of the TPB to the rest of the cathode surface. (3) Construction of a mathematical model to predict cathode performance based on different geometries and microstructures and analyze the kinetics of oxygen-reduction reactions occurring at charged mixed ionic-electronic conductors (MIECs) using two-dimensional finite volume models with ab initio calculations. (4) Fabrication of cathodes that are graded in composition and microstructure to generate large amounts of active surface area near the cathode/electrolyte interface using a novel combustion chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) technique. (5) Application of advanced quantum chemical calculations to interpret measured spectroscopic information, as well as to guide design of high efficient cathode materials.

YongMan Choi; Meilin Liu

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Stable cycling of lithium sulfide cathodes through strong affinity with a bifunctional binder  

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on Li2S cathodes to date.22­28 Most efforts have been focused on the active material itself-lithiated Li2S represents a more attractive cathode material because it enables pairing with safer, lithium-generation cathode materials with much higher specic capacities. Sulfur is a promising cathode material with a high

Cui, Yi

242

Remotely serviced filter and housing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A filter system for a hot cell comprises a housing adapted for input of air or other gas to be filtered, flow of the air through a filter element, and exit of filtered air. The housing is tapered at the top to make it easy to insert a filter cartridge holds the filter element while the air or other gas is passed through the filter element. Captive bolts in trunnion nuts are readily operated by electromechanical manipulators operating power wrenches to secure and release the filter cartridge. The filter cartridge is adapted to make it easy to change a filter element by using a master-slave manipulator at a shielded window station. 6 figs.

Ross, M.J.; Zaladonis, L.A.

1987-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

243

Microsoft PowerPoint - Cathode contact materials PNNL.ppt [Compatibility Mode]  

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Cathode Cathode Contact Development of Cathode Contact Materials for SOFC J.W. Stevenson, G.G. Xia, Z. Lu, X. Li, Z. Nie, T. Oh, and J.D.Templeton Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA 99352 July 27-29, 2010 July 27 29, 2010 11 th Annual SECA Workshop Pittsburgh, PA Cathode/Interconnect Contact Materials Cathode/Interconnect Contact Materials Cathode Chromia-forming Protective Coating Contact layer Chromia-forming alloy interconnect 2 Cathode/Interconnect Contact Materials Cathode/Interconnect Contact Materials Requirements: High electrical conductivity to reduce interfacial electrical resistance between cathode and interconnect Contact layer Chemical and structural stability in air at SOFC operating temperature Chemical compatibility with adjacent materials (perovskite cathode,

244

Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials  

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Received 472K * FY10 Funding Expected 890K Barriers * Reduce the production cost of Cathode Material * Meet PHEV battery requirements for a 40 mile all-electric range *...

245

Characterization of New Cathode Materials using Synchrotron-based...  

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

Techniques and the Studies of Li-Air Batteries Characterization of New Cathode Materials using Synchrotron-based X-ray Techniques and the Studies of Li-Air Batteries 2009 DOE...

246

Synthesis, Characterization and Performance of Cathodes for Lithium Ion Batteries  

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Graphene-enhanced hybrid phase change materials for thermalphase, capacity and volume change information. 12 .. 12 Table 2 Summary of cathode and anode materialsphase, capacity and volume change information. 12 The last method involved seeking new materials.

Zhu, Jianxin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Burst Radio-Frequency Excited Pulsed Hollow-Cathode Lamp  

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Transient emission characteristics of a hollow-cathode lamp driven by a pulsed current in combination with a radio-frequency burst signal are described. The radio-frequency field...

Araki, Tsutomu; Walters, John P; Minami, Shigeo

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Synthesis, Characterization and Performance of Cathodes for Lithium Ion Batteries  

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battery used for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) or electric vehicles (EVs) due to its low cost, low toxicity, thermal andthermal stability. 109-112 Thus, it proves to be a promising candidate cathode in battery

Zhu, Jianxin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM Fuel Cells  

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This presentation, which focuses on advanced cathode catalysts and supports for PEM fuel cells, was given by Mark Debe of 3M at a February 2007 meeting on new fuel cell projects.

250

Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials...  

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

17johnson2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Design and Evaluation of Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials Lithium Source For High Performance Li-ion Cells Lithium Source...

251

Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based...  

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like to work with others * Li-rich Mn-rich cathodes have a VF - Theory focuses on thermodynamics of structures and components - Mechanism likely driven by the kinetics * Can we...

252

CONTROL OF AN ARC DISCHARGE BY MEANS OF A GRID  

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CONTROL OF AN ARC DISCHARGE BY MEANS OF A GRID Albert...Research Laboratory, General Electric Co., Schenectady , N. Y. CONTROL OF AN ARC DISCHARGE BY MEANS OF A GRID. | Research Laboratory, General Electric Co., Schenectady , N...

Albert W. Hull; Irving Langmuir

1929-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Fluorination of Arc-Produced Carbon Material Containing Multiwall Nanotubes  

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In this work we studied the fluorination process of MWNTs produced in an electric arc. ... Carbon material was synthesized by using a setup for arc-discharge graphite evaporation described elsewhere. ...

Nicolai F. Yudanov; Alexander V. Okotrub; Yuri V. Shubin; Lyudmila I. Yudanova; Lyubov G. Bulusheva; Andrew L. Chuvilin; Jean-Marc Bonard

2002-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

254

Type B Accident Investigation of the Savannah River Site Arc...  

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the Savannah River Site Arc Flash Burn Injury on September 23, 2009, in the D Area Powerhouse Type B Accident Investigation of the Savannah River Site Arc Flash Burn Injury on...

255

Electrochemically Stable Cathode Current Collectors for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries  

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Rechargeable Mg batteries are attractive energy storage systems and could bring cost-effective energy solutions. Currently, however, no practical cathode current collectors that can withstand high voltages in Mg2+ electrolytes has been identified and therefore cathode research is greatly hindered. Here we identified that two metals, Mo and W, are electrochemically stable through formation of surface passive layers. The presented results could have significant impacts on the developments of high voltage Mg batteries.

Cheng, Yingwen; Liu, Tianbiao L.; Shao, Yuyan; Engelhard, Mark H.; Liu, Jun; Li, Guosheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Measurement of the temperature of a pulsating electric arc discharge  

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A simple method for determining the temperature on the axis of an oscillating arc column is proposed.

A. Marotta

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters  

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High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters Home Standards DOE Workshops Nuclear Air Cleaning Conference Proceedings Qualified Filter List News Items Related Sites HEPA Related Lessons Learned Contact Us HSS Logo High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters The HEPA Filter web site provides a forum for informing and reporting department-wide activities related to filtration and ventilation issues with special reference to the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters' use, inspection, and testing. This site contains essentials of DOE HEPA filter test program, procedures, requirements and quality assurance aspects applicable to HEPA filters used in DOE facilities. This site contains information about the DOE-accepted Filter Test Facility and its management, operation and quality assuranceprogram.

258

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists ARCS Foundation, Inc.  

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Achievement Rewards for College Scientists ARCS Foundation, Inc. Biomedical and Health Sciences the Atlanta chapter of the ARCS Foundation, Inc. funds eight scholarships for exceptional University.S. citizenship. · GPA of 3.5 or above. · Available to attend the ARCS Foundation Awards Luncheon in Atlanta

Arnold, Jonathan

259

Decomposition of Naphthalene by dc Gliding Arc Gas Discharge  

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Decomposition of Naphthalene by dc Gliding Arc Gas Discharge ... In the air and oxygen gliding arc discharges, the naphthalene degradation is mainly governed by reactions with oxygen-derived radicals. ... Therefore, the local electric field strength is relatively low in argon gliding arc plasma. ...

Liang Yu; Xiaodong Li; Xin Tu; Yu Wang; Shengyong Lu; Jianhua Yan

2009-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

260

Way to reduce arc voltage losses in hybrid thermionic converters  

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Experimental results are reported concerning the output and emission characteristics of the arc and hybrid regimes in a plane-parallel thermionic converter with Pt--Zr--O electrode pair. It is shown that arc voltage losses can be reduced to values below those obtainable in ordinary arc thermionic converters.

Tskhakaya, V.K.; Yarygin, V.I.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Calculating the parameters of electric-arc heaters with gas-stabilized arcs  

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We used a turbulent model of a longitudinally streamlined electric arc to derive an analytical solution for the ... of the distribution of the primary flow and discharge parameters in a cylindrical discharge chan...

N. A. Zyrichev

1969-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Gas tungsten arc welder with electrode grinder  

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A welder for automated closure of fuel pins by a gas tungsten arc process in which a rotating length of cladding is positioned adjacent a welding electrode in a sealed enclosure. An independently movable axial grinder is provided in the enclosure for refurbishing the used electrode between welds.

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

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and evaluation of carbon and binder loading in low-cost activated carbon cathodes for air-cathode microbial fuel cells{  

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Development and evaluation of carbon and binder loading in low-cost activated carbon cathodes materials in order to optimize and extend the lifetime of AC cathodes in MFCs. 1. Introduction A microbial, with the cathode typically limiting power production.5,6 Catalysts can be used to reduce the activation energy

264

Hot hollow cathode and its applications in vacuum coating: A concise review  

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A concise description of the hollow cathode (HC) effect is given to clarify the confusing terminology and their diverse applications. The cold and hot types of HC’s are then discussed. It is followed by a summary of the behavior of the hot HC as an arc generating device with emphasis on its use for vacuum coating purposes. Two major coating devices one developed by Ulvac Corp. (Japan) and the other at the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) of Rockwell International (USA) are then reviewed with their respective applications. Review of the latter includes recent results of plume effect upon both the unusual deposition rate distribution and the extremely high substrate (ion) current. The coating morphology and microstructure can be best explained using the Krikorian concept and when optimized can help to render very high bonding strength (as high as 90 ksi for 304 stainless steel substrates) with the coatings used as the bonding interlayer. Finally comments are made concerning the directions of future technology development based on the system features reviewed.

Y. S. Kuo; R. F. Bunshah; D. Okrent

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Page 1 of 2 -ARC Cost Transfer Guide v. 06/14/13 ARC SPONSORED PROJECT COST TRANSFER GUIDE  

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Page 1 of 2 - ARC Cost Transfer Guide v. 06/14/13 ARC SPONSORED PROJECT COST TRANSFER GUIDE There are three ways to move expenditures onto, off of, or between Sponsored Projects in ARC: AP Journal Voucher in which the voucher accounting date falls, and they are being moved to or between Sponsored Projects GL

Hone, James

266

Rotating drum filter  

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A perforated drum (10) rotates in a coaxial cylindrical housing (18) having three circumferential ports (19,22,23), and an axial outlet (24) at one end. The axis (11) is horizontal. A fibrous filter medium (20) is fed through a port (19) on or near the top of the housing (81) by a distributing mechanism (36) which lays a uniform mat (26) of the desired thickness onto the rotating drum (10). This mat (26) is carried by the drum (10) to a second port (23) through which dirty fluid (13) enters. The fluid (13) passes through the filter (26) and the cleaned stream (16) exits through the open end (15) of the drum (10) and the axial port (24) in the housing (18). The dirty filter material (20) is carried on to a third port (22) near the bottom of the housing (18) and drops into a receiver (31) from which it is continuously removed, cleaned (30), and returned (32) to the charging port (36) at the top. To support the filter mat, the perforated cylinder may carry a series of tines (40), shaped blades (41), or pockets, so that the mat (26) will not fall from the drum (10) prematurely. To minimize risk of mat failure, the fluid inlet port (23) may be located above the horizontal centerline (11).

Anson, Donald (Worthington, OH)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Ozone decomposing filter  

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In an improved ozone decomposing air filter carbon fibers are held together with a carbonized binder in a perforated structure. The structure is made by combining rayon fibers with gelatin, forming the mixture in a mold, freeze-drying, and vacuum baking.

Simandl, Ronald F. (Farragut, TN); Brown, John D. (Harriman, TN); Whinnery, Jr., LeRoy L. (Dublin, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Ceramic HEPA Filter Program  

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Potential benefits of ceramic filters in nuclear facilities: (1) Short term benefit for DOE, NRC, and industry - (a) CalPoly HTTU provides unique testing capability to answer questions for DOE - High temperature testing of materials, components, filter, (b) Several DNFSB correspondences and presentations by DNFSB members have highlighted the need for HEPA filter R and D - DNFSB Recommendation 2009-2 highlighted a nuclear facility response to an evaluation basis earthquake followed by a fire (aka shake-n-bake) and CalPoly has capability for a shake-n-bake test; (2) Intermediate term benefit for DOE and industry - (a) Filtration for specialty applications, e.g., explosive applications at Nevada, (b) Spin-off technologies applicable to other commercial industries; and (3) Long term benefit for DOE, NRC, and industry - (a) Across industry, strong desire for better performance filter, (b) Engineering solution to safety problem will improve facility safety and decrease dependence on associated support systems, (c) Large potential life-cycle cost savings, and (d) Facilitates development and deployment of LLNL process innovations to allow continuous ventilation system operation during a fire.

Mitchell, M A; Bergman, W; Haslam, J; Brown, E P; Sawyer, S; Beaulieu, R; Althouse, P; Meike, A

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

269

The Magnetic Centrifugal Mass Filter  

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Mass filters using rotating plasmas have been considered for separating nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel. We propose a new mass filter that utilizes centrifugal and magnetic confinement of ions in a way similar to the asymmetric centrifugal trap. This magnetic centrifugal mass filter is shown to be more proliferation resistant than present technology. This filter is collisional and produces well confined output streams, among other advantages. __________________________________________________

Abraham J. Fetterman and Nathaniel J. Fisch

2011-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

270

Cathodes manufacturing processes for high-rate Li/SOCl/sub 2/ batteries  

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Influence of type of carbon black, wetting agent, teflon content (up to 50 %), and carbon paste processing on cathodes characteristics and performances were evaluated. Single cell tests at 30 mA/cm/sup 2/ indicated that high cathode efficiencies could be achieved with various cathode formulations, even with a teflon content of 50 %. Discharge performances on glassy carbon cathodes and analysis of pores size distribution in the porous cathode provided baselines for the interpretation of the above-mentioned results as well as a better understanding of carbon cathode behaviour in Li/SOCl/sub 2/ cells.

Danel, V.; Descroix, J.P.; Petit, A.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Degradation characteristics of air cathode in zinc air fuel cells  

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Abstract The zinc air fuel cell (ZAFC) is a promising candidate for electrical energy storage and electric vehicle propulsion. However, its limited durability has become a major obstacle for its successful commercialization. In this study, 2-cell stacks, 25 cm² cells and three-electrode half-cells are constructed to experimentally investigate the degradation characteristics of the air cathode. The results of electrochemical tests reveal that the peak power density for the 25 cm2 cell with a new air cathode is 454 mW cm?2, which is twice as the value of the used air cathode. The electrochemical impedance analysis shows that both the charge transfer resistance and the mass transfer resistance of the used air cathodes have increased, suggesting that the catalyst surface area and gas diffusion coefficient have decreased significantly. Additionally, the microstructure and morphology of the catalytic layer (CL) and gas diffusion layer (GDL) are characterized by scanning electron microscopes (SEM). SEM results confirm that the micropores in CL and GDL of the used air cathode are seriously clogged, and many catalyst particles are lost. Therefore, the performance degradation is mainly due to the clogging of micropores and loss of catalyst particles. Furthermore, hypotheses of degradation mechanism and mitigation strategies for GDL and CL are discussed briefly.

Ze Ma; Pucheng Pei; Keliang Wang; Xizhong Wang; Huachi Xu; Yongfeng Liu; Guanlin peng

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Hybrid Arc Cell Studies: Status Report  

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I report on the status, at the end of FY12, of the studies of an arc cell for a hybrid synchrotron accelerating from 375 GeV/c to 750 GeV/c in momentum. Garren produced a complete lattice that gives a good outline of the structure of a hybrid synchrotron lattice. It is, however, lacking in some details: it does not maintain a constant time of flight, it lacks chromaticity correction, its cell structure is not ideal for removing aberrations from chromaticity correction, and it probably needs more space between magnets. I have begun studying cell structures for the arc cells to optimize the lattice performance and cost. I present some preliminary results for two magnets per half cell. I then discuss difficulties encountered, some preliminary attempts at resolving them, and the future plans for this work.

Berg J. S.

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

273

Electrical Safety and Arc Flash Protections  

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Over the past four years, the Electrical Safety Program at PPPL has evolved in addressing changing regulatory requirements and lessons learned from accident events, particularly in regards to arc flash hazards and implementing NFPA 70E requirements. This presentation will discuss PPPL's approaches to the areas of electrical hazards evaluation, both shock and arc flash; engineered solutions for hazards mitigation such as remote racking of medium voltage breakers, operational changes for hazards avoidance, targeted personnel training and hazard appropriate personal protective equipment. Practical solutions for nominal voltage identification and zero voltage checks for lockout/tagout will also be covered. Finally, we will review the value of a comprehensive electrical drawing program, employee attitudes expressed as a personal safety work ethic, integrated safety management, and sustained management support for continuous safety improvement.

R. Camp

2008-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Sr doped Co substituted Li nickelate cathode materials for Li cells with improved cycling and thermal stability  

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Samples of cathode material were synthesized from a highly dispersed precursor ... thin film of Li-borate glass. The cathode active material (CAM) was mixed with 15 wt. ... and pressed on thin Al discs. The cathodes

R. Moshtev; P. Zlatilova; S. Vassilev

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Delivery quality assurance with ArcCHECK  

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Radiation therapy requires delivery quality assurance (DQA) to ensure that treatment is accurate and closely follows the plan. We report our experience with the ArcCHECK phantom and investigate its potential optimization for the DQA process. One-hundred seventy DQA plans from 84 patients were studied. Plans were classified into 2 groups: those with the target situated on the diodes of the ArcCHECK (D plans) and those with the target situated at the center (C plans). Gamma pass rates for 8 target sites were examined. The parameters used to analyze the data included 3%/3 mm with the Van Dyk percent difference criteria (VD) on, 3%/3 mm with the VD off, 2%/2 mm with the VD on, and x/3 mm with the VD on and the percentage dosimetric agreement “x” for diode plans adjusted. D plans typically displayed maximum planned dose (MPD) on the cylindrical surface containing ArcCHECK diodes than center plans, resulting in inflated gamma pass rates. When this was taken into account by adjusting the percentage dosimetric agreement, C plans outperformed D plans by an average of 3.5%. ArcCHECK can streamline the DQA process, consuming less time and resources than radiographic films. It is unnecessary to generate 2 DQA plans for each patient; a single center plan will suffice. Six of 8 target sites consistently displayed pass rates well within our acceptance criteria; the lesser performance of head and neck and spinal sites can be attributed to marginally lower doses and increased high gradient of plans.

Neilson, Christopher; Klein, Michael; Barnett, Rob [London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario (Canada); Yartsev, Slav, E-mail: slav.yartsev@lhsc.on.ca [London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario (Canada)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced cathode material for high power applications.  

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In our efforts to develop low cost high-power Li-ion batteries with excellent safety, as well as long cycle and calendar life, lithium manganese oxide spinel and layered lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide cathode materials were investigated. Our studies with the graphite/LiPF{sub 6}/spinel cells indicated a very significant degradation of capacity with cycling at 55 C. This degradation was caused by the reduction of manganese ions on the graphite surface which resulted in a significant increase of the charge-transfer impedance at the anode/electrolyte interface. To improve the stability of the spinel, we investigated an alternative salt that would not generate HF acid that may attack the spinel. The alternative salt we selected for this work was lithium bisoxalatoborate, LiB(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2} ('LiBoB'). In this case, the graphite/LiBoB/spinel Li-ion cells exhibited much improved cycle/calendar life at 55 C and better abuse tolerance, as well as excellent power. A second system based on LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} layered material was also investigated and its performance was compared to commercial LiNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2}. Cells based on LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} showed lower power fade and better thermal safety than the LiNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2}-based commercial cells under similar test conditions. Li-ion cells based on the material with excess lithium (Li{sub 1.1}Ni{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2}) exhibited excellent power performance that exceeded the FreedomCAR requirements.

Amine, K.; Belharouak, I.; Kang, S. H.; Liu, J.; Vissers, D.; Henriksen, G.; Chemical Engineering

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Nuclear Spin Filter  

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A "spin filter" for selecting metastable hydrogen, deuterium, or tritium atoms with a given nuclear spin magnetic quantum number (mI) has been built and tested. With the device installed in the Los Alamos "Lamb-shift" polarized-ion source, we have obtained a deuterium negative-ion beam with ? 55% spin-state purity for mI=1, 0, or -1. An improved magnetic field homogeneity in the apparatus is expected to increase the purity to ? 75%.

Joseph L. McKibben; George P. Lawrence; Gerald G. Ohlsen

1968-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

278

Filter Press Building  

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"FILTER PRESS BUILDING" AVON LAKE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL CENTER HEAT PUMP HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM William M. Bush, P.E. The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company Cleveland, Ohio ABSTRACT The high heat value of the plant's treated wa..." of the thousands of homes in the com munity, we were able to recommend a system of heat recovery refrigeration cycles that would provide space conditioning at a fraction of the cost of natural gas. The all-electric recommendation was accepted because...

Bush, W. M.

279

Electrically-Assisted Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration...  

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More Documents & Publications Substrate Studies of an Electrically-Assisted Diesel Particulate Filter Electrically-Assisted Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration...

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Argonne Lab's Breakthrough Cathode Technology Powers Electric Vehicles of  

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Argonne Lab's Breakthrough Cathode Technology Powers Electric Argonne Lab's Breakthrough Cathode Technology Powers Electric Vehicles of Today Argonne Lab's Breakthrough Cathode Technology Powers Electric Vehicles of Today February 14, 2011 - 6:15pm Addthis Jeff Chamberlain Speaks at Brookings Battery Forum | Photo Courtesy of Audra Capas, 5StarPR Jeff Chamberlain Speaks at Brookings Battery Forum | Photo Courtesy of Audra Capas, 5StarPR David Moore Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy The Department of Energy has been investing in vehicle electrification for more than a decade, with results that speak for themselves: The battery technologies in almost all of the electric vehicles and hybrids on the road today were developed with support from the Department. As you may have read

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Nanosegregated Cathode Catalysts with Ultra-Low Platinum Loading  

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2009 DOE EERE Kick-off Meeting 2009 DOE EERE Kick-off Meeting Announcement No: DE-PS36-08GO98010 Topic: 1A Nanosegregated Cathode Catalysts with Ultra-Low Platinum Loading Argonne National Laboratory Materials Science Division PI: Nenad M. Markovic Co-PI: Vojislav R. Stamenkovic Subcontractors: * Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Karren More * Jet Propulsion Laboratory - NASA - S.R. Narayan * Brown University - Shouheng Sun * Indiana University Purdue - Goufeng Wang * 3M Company - Radoslav Atanasoski Overview Timeline * Project start: 9/2009 * Project end: 9/2012 Barriers ~ 30-40% (!!!) Cathode kinetics * The main losses: CATHODE 1) High content of Pt 2) Poor activity: Pt/C = Pt-poly/10 3) Durability (Pt dissolves: power loss) 4) Carbon support corrosion Budget * Total Project funding $ 6.5M

282

Process system and method for fabricating submicron field emission cathodes  

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A process method and system for making field emission cathodes exists. The deposition source divergence is controlled to produce field emission cathodes with height-to-base aspect ratios that are uniform over large substrate surface areas while using very short source-to-substrate distances. The rate of hole closure is controlled from the cone source. The substrate surface is coated in well defined increments. The deposition source is apertured to coat pixel areas on the substrate. The entire substrate is coated using a manipulator to incrementally move the whole substrate surface past the deposition source. Either collimated sputtering or evaporative deposition sources can be used. The position of the aperture and its size and shape are used to control the field emission cathode size and shape.

Jankowski, Alan F. (Livermore, CA); Hayes, Jeffrey P. (Ripon, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Electrosprayed polyaniline as cathode material for lithium secondary batteries  

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Doped polyaniline with LiPF{sub 6} is electrosprayed onto aluminum foil using electrospinning technique, and evaluated as cathode active material for application in room-temperature lithium batteries. Doping level is characterized using FTIR and UV-vis spectroscopy. In FTIR Spectra, characteristic peaks of PANI are shifted to lower bands as a result of doping which indicates the effectiveness of doping. Doping level is also confirmed by UV-vis spectra. Surface morphology of the cathode is studied using scanning electron microscope. Electrochemical evaluation of the cell using electrosprayed PANI as cathode show good cycling properties. The cell delivers a high discharge value of 142.5 mAh/g which is about 100% of theoretical capacity, and the capacity is lowered during cycle and reached 61% of theoretical capacity after 50 cycles. The cell delivers a stable but lower discharge capacity at higher C-rates.

Manuel, James; Raghavan, Prasanth; Shin, Chorong; Heo, Min-Yeong [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Engineering Research Institute, Gyeongsang National University, 900, Gajwa-dong, Jinju 660-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Engineering Research Institute, Gyeongsang National University, 900, Gajwa-dong, Jinju 660-701 (Korea, Republic of); Ahn, Jou-Hyeon, E-mail: jhahn@gnu.ac.kr [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Engineering Research Institute, Gyeongsang National University, 900, Gajwa-dong, Jinju 660-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Engineering Research Institute, Gyeongsang National University, 900, Gajwa-dong, Jinju 660-701 (Korea, Republic of); Noh, Jung-Pil; Cho, Gyu-Bong; Ryu, Ho-Suk; Ahn, Hyo-Jun [School of Nano and Advanced Materials Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, 900, Gajwa-dong, Jinju 660-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [School of Nano and Advanced Materials Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, 900, Gajwa-dong, Jinju 660-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

284

High-Efficiency, Magnetized, Virtual-Cathode Microwave Generator  

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Microwave generation by electron beams in virtual-cathode configurations can achieve significant power levels. However, most designs inherently have two competing mechanisms generating microwaves: the oscillating virtual cathode and the reflexing electrons. These mechanisms interfere destructively with each other. This paper reports investigation of a novel idea of using an external axial magnetic field and a thick anode with an appropriate collimating slot to extract the electron beam and to suppress the reflexing electrons. It was found that high-power, narrow-band, monochromatic microwaves could be generated with efficiency of 10% to 20%.

Thomas J. T. Kwan

1986-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

285

Volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy for esophageal cancer  

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A treatment planning study was performed to evaluate the performance of volumetric arc modulation with RapidArc (RA) against 3D conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) and conventional intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) techniques for esophageal cancer. Computed tomgraphy scans of 10 patients were included in the study. 3D-CRT, 4-field IMRT, and single-arc and double-arc RA plans were generated with the aim to spare organs at risk (OAR) and healthy tissue while enforcing highly conformal target coverage. The planning objective was to deliver 54 Gy to the planning target volume (PTV) in 30 fractions. Plans were evaluated based on target conformity and dose-volume histograms of organs at risk (lung, spinal cord, and heart). The monitor unit (MU) and treatment delivery time were also evaluated to measure the treatment efficiency. The IMRT plan improves target conformity and spares OAR when compared with 3D-CRT. Target conformity improved with RA plans compared with IMRT. The mean lung dose was similar in all techniques. However, RA plans showed a reduction in the volume of the lung irradiated at V{sub 20Gy} and V{sub 30Gy} dose levels (range, 4.62-17.98%) compared with IMRT plans. The mean dose and D{sub 35%} of heart for the RA plans were better than the IMRT by 0.5-5.8%. Mean V{sub 10Gy} and integral dose to healthy tissue were almost similar in all techniques. But RA plans resulted in a reduced low-level dose bath (15-20 Gy) in the range of 14-16% compared with IMRT plans. The average MU needed to deliver the prescribed dose by RA technique was reduced by 20-25% compared with IMRT technique. The preliminary study on RA for esophageal cancers showed improvements in sparing OAR and healthy tissue with reduced beam-on time, whereas only double-arc RA offered improved target coverage compared with IMRT and 3D-CRT plans.

Vivekanandan, Nagarajan, E-mail: viveknaren@hotmail.com [Department of Medical Physics, Cancer Institute, Chennai (India); Sriram, Padmanaban; Syam Kumar, S.A.; Bhuvaneswari, Narayanan; Saranya, Kamalakannan [Department of Medical Physics, Cancer Institute, Chennai (India)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Template Free Synthesis of LiV3O8 Nanorods as a Cathode Material...  

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Template Free Synthesis of LiV3O8 Nanorods as a Cathode Material for High-Rate Secondary Lithium Batteries . Template Free Synthesis of LiV3O8 Nanorods as a Cathode Material for...

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION The Use and Optimization of Stainless Steel Mesh Cathodes in  

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION The Use and Optimization of Stainless Steel Mesh Cathodes in Microbial (or cm2 / cm2 ) Specific area per 7 cm2 cathode: 2 cm45.107 =Ã?S Specific area per reactor volume: 3232

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Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and High Voltage Spinel Cathode | Department...  

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Cathode Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and High Voltage Spinel Cathode 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

289

Factors affecting the discharge lifetime of lithium-molten nitrate thermal battery cells using soluble cathode materials  

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The use of soluble cathode materials in molten nitrate electrolyte thermal battery cells presents several problems related to cathode...? rich separator layer.

G. E. McManis; A. N. Fletcher; M. H. Miles

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Porous LSCF Cathodes D. Gostovic,*,z  

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In this initial study the electrochemically active region of a La0.8Sr0.2Co0.2Fe0.8O3- LSCF cathodeThree-Dimensional Reconstruction of Porous LSCF Cathodes D. Gostovic,*,z J. R. Smith,* D. P and heat.1 They consist of three basic layers: cathode, electrolyte, and anode. The cathode is a porous

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291

Challenges and Constraints of Using Oxygen Cathodes in Microbial Fuel Cells  

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Challenges and Constraints of Using Oxygen Cathodes in Microbial Fuel Cells ... The optimization of the cathode preparation (the choice of binder (5), the binder/catalyst ratio, the catalyst processing etc.) was beyond the scope of this study and should be the focus of further, technological investigations. ... Optimized cathode preparation procedures will most likely help increasing this factor and result in a further improved cathode performance at lower catalyst loads. ...

Feng Zhao; Falk Harnisch; Uwe Schröder; Fritz Scholz; Peter Bogdanoff; Iris Herrmann

2006-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

292

Theory, Investigation and Stability of Cathode Electrocatalytic Activity  

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The main objective of this project is to systematically characterize the surface composition, morphology, and electro-catalytic properties of catalysts coated on LSCF, aiming to establish the scientific basis for rational design of high-performance cathodes by combining a porous backbone (such as LSCF) with a thin catalyst coating. The understanding gained will help us to optimize the composition and morphology of the catalyst layer and microstructure of the LSCF backbone for better performance. More specifically, the technical objectives include: (1) to characterize the surface composition, morphology, and electro-catalytic properties of catalysts coated on LSCF; (2) to characterize the microscopic details and stability of the LSCF-catalyst (e.g., LSM) interfaces; (3) to establish the scientific basis for rational design of high-performance cathodes by combining a porous backbone (such as LSCF) with a thin catalyst coating; and (4) to demonstrate that the performance and stability of porous LSCF cathodes can be enhanced by the application of a thin-film coating of LSM through a solution infiltration process in small homemade button cells and in commercially available cells of larger dimension. We have successfully developed dense, conformal LSM films with desired structure, composition, morphology, and thickness on the LSCF surfaces by two different infiltration processes: a non-aqueous and a water-based sol-gel process. It is demonstrated that the activity and stability of LSCF cathodes can be improved by the introduction of a thin-film LSM coating through an infiltration process. Surface and interface of the LSM-coated LSCF cathode were systematically characterized using advanced microscopy and spectroscopy techniques. TEM observation suggests that a layer of La and Sr oxide was formed on LSCF surfaces after annealing. With LSM infiltration, in contrast, we no longer observe such La/Sr oxide layer on the LSM-coated LSCF samples after annealing under similar conditions. This was also confirmed by x-ray analyses. For example, soft x-ray XANES data reveal that Co cations displace the Mn cations as being more favored to be reduced. Variations in the Sr-O in the annealed LSCF Fourier-transformed (FT) EXAFS suggest that some Sr segregation is occurring, but is not present in the annealed LSM-infiltrated LSCF cathode materials. Further, a surface enhanced Raman technique was also developed into to probe and map LSM and LSCF phase on underlying YSZ substrate, enabling us to capture important chemical information of cathode surfaces under practical operating conditions. Electrochemical models for the design of test cells and understanding of mechanism have been developed for the exploration of fundamental properties of electrode materials. Novel catalyst coatings through particle depositions (SDC, SSC, and LCC) or continuous thin films (PSM and PSCM) were successfully developed to improve the activity and stability of LSCF cathodes. Finally, we have demonstrated enhanced activity and stability of LSCF cathodes over longer periods of time in homemade and commercially available cells by an optimized LSM infiltration process. Microstructure examination of the tested cells did not show obvious differences between blank and infiltrated cells, suggesting that the infiltrated LSM may form a coherent film on the LSCF cathodes. There was no significant change in the morphology or microstructure of the LSCF cathode due to the structural similarity of LSCF and LSM. Raman analysis of the tested cells indicated small peaks emerging on the blank cells that correspond to trace amounts of secondary phase formation during operation (e.g., CoO{sub x}). The formation of this secondary phase might be attributed to performance degradation. In contrast, there was no such secondary phase observed in the LSM infiltrated cells, indicating that the LSM modification staved off secondary phase formation and thus improved the stability.

Ding, Dong; Liu, Mingfei; Lai, Samson; Blinn, Kevin; Liu, Meilin

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

293

Arc Flash Boundary Calculations Using Computer Software Tools  

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Arc Flash Protection boundary calculations have become easier to perform with the availability of personal computer software. These programs incorporate arc flash protection boundary formulas for different voltage and current levels, calculate the bolted fault current at each bus, and use built in time-current coordination curves to determine the clearing time of protective devices in the system. Results of the arc flash protection boundary calculations can be presented in several different forms--as an annotation to the one-line diagram, as a table of arc flash protection boundary distances, and as printed placards to be attached to the appropriate equipment. Basic arc flash protection boundary principles are presented in this paper along with several helpful suggestions for performing arc flash protection boundary calculations.

Gibbs, M.D.

2005-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Studies of a Cylindrical Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Cathode  

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The cathode catalyst layer is modeled using spherical agglomerate characterization. ... (16-19) In the present work, we have developed a two-dimensional (2-D) steady-state model of a cylindrical PEMFC cathode under air-breathing and pressurized conditions. ... We adopt an agglomerate catalyst layer model and recast it into a compact form for optimization of polymer electrolyte fuel cell cathodes. ...

Srinivasarao Modekurti; Brian Bullecks; Debangsu Bhattacharyya; Raghunathan Rengaswamy

2012-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Ionic Conductivity Profiles of the Air Cathode of a PEMFC by AC Impedance Spectroscopy  

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Study of Ionic Conductivity Profiles of the Air Cathode of a PEMFC by AC Impedance Spectroscopy membrane fuel cell PEMFC cathode by ac impedance measurement at open-circuit potential conditions by impregnating a proton-conducting ionomer in the catalyst active layer of the cathode of a polymer electrolyte

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Methanol adsorbates on the DMFC cathode and their effect on the cell performance  

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Methanol adsorbates on the DMFC cathode and their effect on the cell performance J. Prabhuram, T performance was due to the permeated methanol adsorbates on platinum sites of the cathode, which impede utilized to get rid of the methanol adsorbates from the cathode electrochemically by sweeping from 0 to 1

Zhao, Tianshou

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A reduced temperature solid oxide fuel cell with three-dimensionally ordered macroporous cathode  

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Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous cathode was fabricated for a zirconia based micro-tubular solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Three different cathodes (cathode A, no pore former; cathode B, with pore former (1.5 {micro}m in diameter); cathode C, with pore former (0.8 {micro}m in diameter)) were compared to investigate how the microstructure of it affected the cell performance at various operating temperatures. Micro-sized pores were well distributed within cathode B and C. The total porosity of cathode A is 35%, while it respectively reached 42 and 50% for cathodes B and C. At the same time, the specific surface area of them was 28.8 and 52.0% larger than that of the cathode A. As a result, the peak power density of the zirconia based cell, with cathode C, was 0.25 and 0.56 W cm{sup -2} at 550 and 600 C, while the respective value was just 0.11 and 0.30 W cm{sup -2} for the cell with cathode A. Thus, optimizing microstructure of cathode should be one of the best approaches for lowering the operating temperature for SOFCs.

Liang, B.; Suzuki, T.; Hamamoto, K.; Yamaguchi, T.; Sumi, H.; Fujishiro, Y.; Ingram, B. J.; Carter, J. D. (Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division); (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Divalent Iron Nitridophosphates: A New Class of Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries  

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(4-6) Here we demonstrate the design of a battery cathode material incorporating N3– anions as a distinct structural building block. ... Lithium transition metal phosphates are of interest as storage cathodes for rechargeable Li batteries because of their high energy d., low raw materials cost, environmental friendliness and safety. ... The reversible specific capacities for the cathode and anode active materials were detd. ...

Jue Liu; Xiqian Yu; Enyuan Hu; Kyung-Wan Nam; Xiao-Qing Yang; Peter G. Khalifah

2013-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of salinity on cathode catalyst performance in microbial fuel cells (MFCs)  

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not been previously examined. Three different types of cathode materials were tested here with increasingly of catalyst used with more saline wastewaters. While Pt oxygen reduction activity is reduced, CoTMPP cathodeImpact of salinity on cathode catalyst performance in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) Xi Wang

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Single-layer graphene cathodes for organic photovoltaics Marshall Cox,1,a  

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using graphene as the cathode material. © 2011 American Institute of Physics. doi:10 study that has utilized graphene as a cathode material.15 In this work, multilayer graphene modified as a cathode, yielding an active area of 0.16 cm2 . I-V measurements were performed under AM 1.5 solar simu

Kim, Philip

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Electrochemical characterization of cobalt-encapsulated nickel as cathodes for MCFC  

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the operating life of the cell. Apart from this, cathode dissolution results in loss of active material and in decrease of the active surface area available for the oxygen reduction reaction (cathodic reac- tion problem is focused on varying the molten salt constituents [6,7] or using alternate cathode materials [8

Popov, Branko N.

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A Miocene Island-Arc Volcanic Seamount- The Takashibiyama Formation...  

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Island-Arc Volcanic Seamount- The Takashibiyama Formation, Shimane Peninsula, Sw Japan Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: A...

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Cathode porous transport irreversibility model for PEM fuel cell design  

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The influence is studied of slip-irreversibility at the interface between the gas diffusion layer, also referred to here as the porous transport layer, and the catalyst layer of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). A two-dimensional cathode ... Keywords: catalyst layer, exergy, gas diffusion layer, slip flow irreversibility

E. O. B. Ogedengbe; M. A. Rosen

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operational test report -- Project W-320 cathodic protection systems  

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Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-640 specifies that corrosion protection must be designed into tank systems that treat or store dangerous wastes. Project W-320, Waste Retrieval Sluicing System (WRSS), utilizes underground encased waste transfer piping between tanks 241-C-106 and 241-AY-102. Corrosion protection is afforded to the encasements of the WRSS waste transfer piping through the application of earthen ionic currents onto the surface of the piping encasements. Cathodic protection is used in conjunction with the protective coatings that are applied upon the WRSS encasement piping. WRSS installed two new two rectifier systems (46 and 47) and modified one rectifier system (31). WAC 173-303-640 specifies that the proper operation of cathodic protection systems must be confirmed within six months after initial installation. The WRSS cathodic protection systems were energized to begin continuous operation on 5/5/98. Sixteen days after the initial steady-state start-up of the WRSS rectifier systems, the operational testing was accomplished with procedure OTP-320-006 Rev/Mod A-0. This operational test report documents the OTP-320-006 results and documents the results of configuration testing of integrated piping and rectifier systems associated with the W-320 cathodic protection systems.

Bowman, T.J.

1998-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Evolution at Activated Nisx-Cathodes in Water Electrolysis  

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NiSx-coated nickel cathodes are used for commercial water electrolysis in concentrated KOH solutions. Such electrodes have ... to 5 mol% during 16 days of electrolysis and to about 0.7 mol% after...1.00–1.03. The...

B. Børresen; A. Bjørgum; G. Hagen; R. Tunold…

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brian KarrerPPDyL Lithium-fed Cathode Experiment  

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and light � Big picture: develop a thruster that could be used for a Mars mission #12;Brian KarrerPPDyL Outline � Introduction to electric propulsion and plasma � Objectives of the Li-fed cathode research � Introduction to Multi-color Video Pyrometry � Data and analysis method � Results � Conclusions #12;Brian Karrer

Petta, Jason

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Fluoride based cathodes and electrolytes for high energy thermal batteries  

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A research and development program is being conducted at the Saft Advanced Technologies Division in Hunt Valley, MD to double the energy density of a thermal battery. A study of high voltage cathodes to replace iron disulfide is in progress. Single cells are being studied with a lithium anode and either a copper(II) fluoride, silver(II) fluoride, or iron(III) fluoride cathode. Due to the high reactivity of these cathodes, conventional alkali metal chloride and bromide salt electrolytes must be replaced by alkali metal fluoride electrolytes. Parametric studies using design-of-experiments matrices will be performed so that the best cathode for an improved battery design can be selected. Titanium hardware for the design will provide a higher strength to weight ratio with lower emissivity than conventional stainless steel. The battery will consist of two power sections. The goals are battery activation in less than 0.2 s, 88 Wh/kg, 1,385 W/kg, and 179 Wh/L over an environmental temperature range of {minus}40 C to +70 C.

Briscoe, J.D.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secondary Pollutants from Ozone Reaction with Ventilation Filters and Degradation of Filter Media Additives  

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2007. Ozone removal by HVAC filters. Atmospheric Environmentozone reactions on HVAC filters cannot be ignored as aof pollutants from HVAC filters may be degradation of

Destaillats, Hugo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Survey for Giant Arcs  

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We report on the first results of an imaging survey to detect strong gravitational lensing targeting the richest clusters selected from the photometric data of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) with follow-up deep imaging observations from the Wisconsin Indiana Yale NOAO (WIYN) 3.5m telescope and the University of Hawaii 88-inch telescope (UH88). The clusters are selected from an area of 8000 deg{sup 2} using the Red Cluster Sequence technique and span the redshift range 0.1 {approx}< z {approx}< 0.6, corresponding to a comoving cosmological volume of {approx} 2Gpc{sup 3}. Our imaging survey thus targets a volume more than an order of magnitude larger than any previous search. A total of 240 clusters were imaged of which 141 had sub-arcsecond image quality. Our survey has uncovered 16 new lensing clusters with definite giant arcs, an additional 12 systems for which the lensing interpretation is very likely, and 9 possible lenses which contain shorter arclets or candidate arcs which are less certain and will require further observations to confirm their lensing origin. The number of new cluster lenses detected in this survey is likely > 30. Among these new systems are several of the most dramatic examples of strong gravitational lensing ever discovered with multiple bright arcs at large angular separation. These will likely become 'poster-child' gravitational lenses similar to Abell 1689 and CL0024+1654. The new lenses discovered in this survey will enable future systematic studies of the statistics of strong lensing and its implications for cosmology and our structure formation paradigm.

Hennawi, Joseph F.; Gladders, Michael D.; Oguri, Masamune; Dalal, Neal; Koester, Benjamin; Natarajan, Priyamvada; Strauss, Michael A.; Inada, Naohisa; Kayo, Issha; Lin,; Lampeitl, Hubert; Annis, James; Bahcall, Neta A.; Schneider, Donald P.

2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Note: Cryogenic coaxial microwave filters  

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The careful filtering of microwave electromagnetic radiation is critical for controlling the electromagnetic environment for experiments in solid-state quantum information processing and quantum metrology at millikelvin temperatures. We describe the design and fabrication of a coaxial filter assembly and demonstrate that its performance is in excellent agreement with theoretical modelling. We further perform an indicative test of the operation of the filters by making current-voltage measurements of small, underdamped Josephson junctions at 15 mK.

Tancredi, G.; Meeson, P. J. [Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX (United Kingdom)] [Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX (United Kingdom); Schmidlin, S. [Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX (United Kingdom) [Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX (United Kingdom); National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington TW11 0LW (United Kingdom)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensing the gas metal arc welding process  

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Control of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) requires real-time sensing of the process. Three sensing techniques for GMAW are being developed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). These are (1) noncontacting ultrasonic sensing using a laser/EMAT (electromagnetic acoustic transducer) to detect defects in the solidified weld on a pass-bypass basis, (2) integrated optical sensing using a CCD camera and a laser stripe to obtain cooling rate and weld bead geometry information, and (3) monitoring fluctuations in digitized welding voltage data to detect the mode of metal droplet transfer and assure that the desired mass input is achieved.

Carlson, N.M.; Johnson, J.A.; Smartt, H.B.; Watkins, A.D.; Larsen, E.D.; Taylor, P.L. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Waddoups, M.A. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensing the gas metal arc welding process  

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Control of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) requires real-time sensing of the process. Three sensing techniques for GMAW are being developed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). These are (1) noncontacting ultrasonic sensing using a laser/EMAT (electromagnetic acoustic transducer) to detect defects in the solidified weld on a pass-bypass basis, (2) integrated optical sensing using a CCD camera and a laser stripe to obtain cooling rate and weld bead geometry information, and (3) monitoring fluctuations in digitized welding voltage data to detect the mode of metal droplet transfer and assure that the desired mass input is achieved.

Carlson, N.M.; Johnson, J.A.; Smartt, H.B.; Watkins, A.D.; Larsen, E.D.; Taylor, P.L. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Waddoups, M.A. (Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functionally Graded Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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One primary suspected cause of long-term performance degradation of solid oxide fuels (SOFCs) is the accumulation of chromium (Cr) species at or near the cathode/electrolyte interface due to reactive Cr molecules originating from Cr-containing components (such as the interconnect) in fuel cell stacks. To date, considerable efforts have been devoted to the characterization of cathodes exposed to Cr sources; however, little progress has been made because a detailed understanding of the chemistry and electrochemistry relevant to the Cr-poisoning processes is still lacking. This project applied multiple characterization methods - including various Raman spectroscopic techniques and various electrochemical performance measurement techniques - to elucidate and quantify the effect of Cr-related electrochemical degradation at the cathode/electrolyte interface. Using Raman microspectroscopy the identity and location of Cr contaminants (SrCrO{sub 4}, (Mn/Cr){sub 3}O{sub 4} spinel) have been observed in situ on an LSM cathode. These Cr contaminants were shown to form chemically (in the absence of current flowing through the cell) at temperatures as low as 625 C. While SrCrO{sub 4} and (Mn/Cr){sub 3}O{sub 4} spinel must preferentially form on LSM, since the LSM supplies the Sr and Mn cations necessary for these compounds, LSM was also shown to be an active site for the deposition of Ag{sub 2}CrO{sub 4} for samples that also contained silver. In contrast, Pt and YSZ do not appear to be active for formation of Cr-containing phases. The work presented here supports the theory that Cr contamination is predominantly chemically-driven and that in order to minimize the effect, cathode materials should be chosen that are free of cations/elements that could preferentially react with chromium, including silver, strontium, and manganese.

Harry Abernathy; Meilin Liu

2006-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ozone removal by HVAC filters  

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Residential and commercial HVAC filters that have been loaded with particles during operation in the field can remove ozone from intake or recirculated air. However, knowledge of the relative importance of HVAC filters as a removal mechanism for ozone in residential and commercial buildings is incomplete. We measured the ozone removal efficiencies of clean (unused) fiberglass, clean synthetic filters, and field-loaded residential and commercial filters in a controlled laboratory setting. For most filters, the ozone removal efficiency declined rapidly but converged to a non-zero (steady-state) value. This steady-state ozone removal efficiency varied from 0% to 9% for clean filters. The mean steady-state ozone removal efficiencies for loaded residential and commercial filters were 10% and 41%, respectively. Repeated exposure of filters to ozone following a 24-h period of no exposure led to a regeneration of ozone removal efficiency. Based on a theoretical scaling analysis of mechanisms that are involved in the ozone removal process, we speculate that the steady-state ozone removal efficiency is limited by reactant diffusion out of particles, and that regeneration is due to internal diffusion of reactive species to sites available to ozone for reaction. Finally, by applying our results to a screening model for typical residential and commercial buildings, HVAC filters were estimated to contribute 22% and 95%, respectively, of total ozone removal in HVAC systems.

P. Zhao; J.A. Siegel; R.L. Corsi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of thermal plasma arc technology FY 1994 report  

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The thermal plasma arc process is under consideration to thermally treat hazardous and radioactive waste. A computer model for the thermal plasma arc technology was designed as a tool to aid in the development and use of the plasma arc-Joule beating process. The value of this computer model is to: (a) aid in understanding the plasma arc-Joule beating process as applied to buried waste or exhumed buried waste, (b) help design melter geometry and electrode configuration, (c) calculate the process capability of vitrifying waste (i.e., tons/hour), (d) develop efficient plasma and melter operating conditions to optimize the process and/or reduce safety hazards, (e) calculate chemical reactions during treatment of waste to track chemical composition of off-gas products, and composition of final vitrified waste form and (f) help compare the designs of different plasma-arc facilities. A steady-state model of a two-dimensional axisymmetric transferred plasma arc has been developed and validated. A parametric analysis was performed that studied the effects of arc length, plasma gas composition, and input power on the temperatures and velocity profiles of the slag and plasma gas. A two-dimensional transient thermo-fluid model of the US Bureau of Mines plasma arc melter has been developed. This model includes the growth of a slag pool. The thermo-fluid model is used to predict the temperature and pressure fields within a plasma arc furnace. An analysis was performed to determine the effects of a molten metal pool on the temperature, velocity, and voltage fields within the slag. A robust and accurate model for the chemical equilibrium calculations has been selected to determine chemical composition of final waste form and off-gas based on the temperatures and pressures within the plasma-arc furnace. A chemical database has been selected. The database is based on the materials to be processed in the plasma arc furnaces.

Hawkes, G.L.; Nguyen, H.D.; Paik, S.; McKellar, M.G.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perceptual improvement of Wiener filtering employing a post-filter  

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A major drawback of many speech enhancement methods in speech applications is the generation of an annoying residual noise with musical character. Although the Wiener filter introduces less musical noise than spectral subtraction methods, such noise, ... Keywords: MMSE, Modified masking threshold, Musical critical band, Perceptual post-filter, Speech enhancement

Md. Jahangir Alam; Douglas O'Shaughnessy

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arc magmatism isotopic Sample Search Results  

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& Nakamura (1993) Nature 370 e.g. Izu arc: Ishikawa & Nakamura (1993) Nature 370 Boron isotopes help... --Th isotopes in arc magmasTh isotopes in arc magmas For equilibrium:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arc northwesternmost california Sample...  

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365 ARC JIW Engineering Design Requirements (4... 201 2. ARC 203 2. ARC 204 (studio) 3. PHY 103 3. PHY ... Source: Bou-Zeid, Elie - Department of Civil and Environmental...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arc detector system Sample Search Results  

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by hand later) Summary: . The spatial resolution is approximately 1 arc sec in the E-W direction and 2 arc sec along the slit (N... ,0) (3,0) (0,910) Slit n ? (arc sec 2 ) ...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assisted non-consumable arc Sample Search...  

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Sample search results for: assisted non-consumable arc Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 GIS by ESRITM What is ArcGIS Summary: GIS by ESRITM What is ArcGIS TM ? 12;Copyright ...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arc dynamic behavior Sample Search Results  

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Search Sample search results for: arc dynamic behavior Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 GIS by ESRITM What is ArcGIS Summary: and events Dynamic segmentation Importing ArcView GIS...

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Electricity generation from sediment microbial fuel cells with algae-assisted cathodes  

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Abstract One major limiting factor for sediment microbial fuel cells (SMFC) is the low oxygen reduction rate in the cathode. The use of the photosynthetic process of the algae is an effective strategy to increase the oxygen availability to the cathode. In this study, \\{SMFCs\\} were constructed by introducing the algae (Chlorella vulgaris) to the cathode, in order to generate oxygen in situ. Cyclic voltammetry and dissolved oxygen analysis confirmed that C. vulgaris in the cathode can increase the dissolved oxygen concentration and the oxygen reduction rate. We showed that power generation of SMFC with algae-assisted cathode was 21 mW m?2 and was further increased to 38 mW m?2 with additional carbon nanotube coating in the cathode, which was 2.4 fold higher than that of the SMFC with bare cathode. This relatively simple method increases the oxygen reduction rate at a low cost and can be applied to improve the performance of SMFCs.

De-Bin Wang; Tian-Shun Song; Ting Guo; Qinglu Zeng; Jingjing Xie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular cathode assemblies and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction  

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Modular cathode assemblies are useable in electrolytic reduction systems and include a basket through which fluid electrolyte may pass and exchange charge with a material to be reduced in the basket. The basket can be divided into upper and lower sections to provide entry for the material. Example embodiment cathode assemblies may have any shape to permit modular placement at any position in reduction systems. Modular cathode assemblies include a cathode plate in the basket, to which unique and opposite electrical power may be supplied. Example embodiment modular cathode assemblies may have standardized electrical connectors. Modular cathode assemblies may be supported by a top plate of an electrolytic reduction system. Electrolytic oxide reduction systems are operated by positioning modular cathode and anode assemblies at desired positions, placing a material in the basket, and charging the modular assemblies to reduce the metal oxide.

Wiedmeyer, Stanley G; Barnes, Laurel A; Williamson, Mark A; Willit, James L

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Anode-cathode power distribution systems and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction  

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Power distribution systems are useable in electrolytic reduction systems and include several cathode and anode assembly electrical contacts that permit flexible modular assembly numbers and placement in standardized connection configurations. Electrical contacts may be arranged at any position where assembly contact is desired. Electrical power may be provided via power cables attached to seating assemblies of the electrical contacts. Cathode and anode assembly electrical contacts may provide electrical power at any desired levels. Pairs of anode and cathode assembly electrical contacts may provide equal and opposite electrical power; different cathode assembly electrical contacts may provide different levels of electrical power to a same or different modular cathode assembly. Electrical systems may be used with an electrolyte container into which the modular cathode and anode assemblies extend and are supported above, with the modular cathode and anode assemblies mechanically and electrically connecting to the respective contacts in power distribution systems.

Koehl, Eugene R; Barnes, Laurel A; Wiedmeyer, Stanley G; Williamson, Mark A; Willit, James L

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Multispectral Imaging to Measure Temperature Profiles and Emissivity of Large Thermionic Dispenser, Cathodes  

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Thermionic dispenser cathodes are widely used in modern high-power microwave tubes. Use of these cathodes has led to significant improvement in performance. In recent years these cathodes have been used in electron linear accelerators (LINACs), particularly in induction LINACs, such as the Experimental Test Accelerator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Relativistic Test Accelerator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For induction LINACs, the thermionic dispenser cathode provides greater reproducibility, longer pulse lengths, and lower emittance beams than does a field emission cathode. Los Alamos National Laboratory is fabricating a dual-axis X-ray radiography machine called dual-axis radiograph hydrodynamic test (DARHT). The second axis of DARHT consists of a 2-kA, 20-MeV induction LINAC that uses a 3.2-MeV electron gun with a tungsten thermionic-dispenser cathode. Typically the DARHT cathode current density is 10 A/cm{sup 2} at 1050 C. Under these conditions current density is space-charge limited, which is desirable since current density is independent of temperature. At lower temperature (the temperature-limited regime) there are variations in the local current density due to a nonuniform temperature profile. To obtain the desired uniform current density associated with space-charge limited operation, the coolest area on the cathode must be at a sufficiently high temperature so that the emission is space-charge limited. Consequently, the rest of the cathode is emitting at the same space-charge-limited current density but is at a higher temperature than necessary. Because cathode lifetime is such a strong function of cathode temperature, there is a severe penalty for nonuniformity in the cathode temperature. For example, a temperature increase of 50 C means cathode lifetime will decrease by a factor of at least four. Therefore, we are motivated to measure the temperature profiles of our large-area cathodes.

D.F. Simmons; C.M. Fortgang; D.B. Holtkamp

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arc Geometry and Algebra: Foliations, Moduli Spaces, String ...  

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exhaustive if wti(?) = 0 for all i. We set Arcs g(r ?1) ? As g,r and DArcs g(r ?1) ? Ds g,r to be the subsets of exhaustive elements. We furthermore set Arc(n) = ?g,

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Connecting ARC/INFO and SNACTor Project Report  

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Connecting ARC/INFO and SNACTor Project Report June 1991 Stuart C. Shapiro, Hans Chalupsky;Connecting ARC/INFO* and SNACTor --- Project Report1 Stuart C. Shapiro2 , Hans Chalupsky2 and Hsueh and reasoning system developed by Stuart C. Shapiro et al. at the State University of New York at Buffalo

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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Solid colloidal optical wavelength filter  

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A solid colloidal optical wavelength filter includes a suspension of spheal particles dispersed in a coagulable medium such as a setting plastic. The filter is formed by suspending spherical particles in a coagulable medium; agitating the particles and coagulable medium to produce an emulsion of particles suspended in the coagulable medium; and allowing the coagulable medium and suspended emulsion of particles to cool.

Alvarez, Joseph L. (Boulder, CO)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Darwin: The Third DOE ARM TWP ARCS Site  

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Darwin: The Third DOE ARM TWP ARCS Site Darwin: The Third DOE ARM TWP ARCS Site W. E. Clements and L. Jones Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico T. Baldwin Special Services Unit Australian Bureau of Meteorology Melbourne, Australia K. Nitschke South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Apia, Samoa Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program began operations in its Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) locale in October 1996 when the first Atmospheric Radiation and Cloud Station (ARCS) began collecting data on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Two years later, in November 1998 a second ARCS began operations on the island of Nauru in the Central Pacific. Now a third ARCS has begun collecting data in Darwin, Australia. See Figure 1 for

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Type A Investigation of the Electrical Arc Injury at the Stanford...  

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of the Electrical Arc Injury at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Complex on October 11, 2004 Type A Investigation of the Electrical Arc Injury at the Stanford Linear Accelerator...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - andean arc magmatism Sample Search Results  

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arc in central Novaya Zemlya, Arctic Russia... - genian magmatic arc. Zircon and titanite in four samples from Mashigin Fjord and Matochkin Strait yield U... ). The events at...

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Cathode-Luminescence of Rare Earths in Coal Ash  

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... Samples of a number of Indian coals (from Darjeeling, Assam, Raniganj, Jharia and Hyderabad) were incinerated in thin layers ... in an electric furnace at 400° C. The presence of rare earths in the ashes so obtained could not be detected by arc spectrographic analysis with a current of 10 ...

BIBHUTI MUKHERJEE

1949-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous electrocatalysis in porous cathodes of solid oxide fuel cells  

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A general physics-based model is developed for heterogeneous electrocatalysis in porous electrodes and used to predict and interpret the impedance of solid oxide fuel cells. This model describes the coupled processes of oxygen gas dissociative adsorption and surface diffusion of the oxygen intermediate to the triple phase boundary, where charge transfer occurs. The model accurately captures the Gerischer-like frequency dependence and the oxygen partial pressure dependence of the impedance of symmetric cathode cells. Digital image analysis of the microstructure of the cathode functional layer in four different cells directly confirms the predicted connection between geometrical properties and the impedance response. As in classical catalysis, the electrocatalytic activity is controlled by an effective Thiele modulus, which is the ratio of the surface diffusion length (mean distance from an adsorption site to the triple phase boundary) to the surface boundary layer length (square root of surface diffusivity div...

Fu, Y; Bertei, A; Qi, C; Mohanram, A; Pietras, J D; Bazant, M Z

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Magnesium Cathode in the S Band RF Gun  

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In this paper, we present the preliminary results of the performance of magnesium cathode in a high frequency RF gun. The quantum efficiency of magnesium showed a dramatic improvement upon laser cleaning, increasing from 10{sup -5} to 4x10{sup -4} after two hours of cleaning. The spatial uniformity of emission also improved from a spot to spot variation of 10 to a variation of 2. Measurements with charges >1 nC indicate that the transient variation of the field due to the shielding effect of the electron in the vicinity of the cathode may play a critical role in the efficient extraction of electrons. Comprehensive theory that includes the electron emission in the presence of a time dependent Schottky effect and RF effects will be discussed.

Srinivasan-Rao, T.; /Brookhaven; Palmer, D.T.; /SLAC; Ben-Zvi, I.; /Brookhaven; Miller, R.H.; /SLAC; Wang, X.J.; Woodle, M.; /Brookhaven

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field testing the criteria for cathodic protection of buried pipelines  

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Five criteria for cathodic protection of buried pipelines were studied by a review of the literature, and by experimentation in the laboratory and in the field in soil environments. The five criteria studied were the following: (1) {minus}850-mV on and polarized (IR-compensated) potential, (2) 300-mV voltage shift, (3) 100-mV polarization, (4) Tafel potential, and (5) net cathodic current. Each criterion was found to provide an indication of corrosion and its control. Environmental conditions (the type of soil and its physical constituents, moisture content, oxygen level, temperature; and the presence of anaerobic bacteria) were found to be important in affecting the actual requirements and modifications to the presently accepted minimum values for the criteria. Determination of IR-voltage drops in the soil was concluded to be important for accurate interpretation of the {minus}850-mV potential and 300-mV voltage-shift criteria.

Barlo, T.J. [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Backpulse and filter feed velocity effects on Norton filter performance  

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A series of tests have been conducted using the 2.2 ft{sup 2} Norton filter to solve the fouling problems observed with the ETF Norton system. The objective of these tests was to determine filter efficiency as a function of backpulse strength and feed velocity. Based on experimental results, it is recommend that the filters should be operated at the following conditions: (1) Backpulse Transmembrane Pressure/FeedTransmembrane Pressure (BP/FP) > 1.5, preferably 2 or 3. (2) Feed crossflow velocity = 6--8 f/s. It is expected that operation at these conditions should improve performance by 30--60%.

Siler, J.L.

1990-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

337

Negative ion source with hollow cathode discharge plasma  

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A negative ion source of the type where negative ions are formed by bombarding a low-work-function surface with positive ions and neutral particles from a plasma, wherein a highly ionized plasma is injected into an anode space containing the low-work-function surface. The plasma is formed by hollow cathode discharge and injected into the anode space along the magnetic field lines. Preferably, the negative ion source is of the magnetron type.

Hershcovitch, Ady (Mt. Sinai, NY); Prelec, Krsto (Setauket, NY)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel cell having dual electrode anode or cathode  

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A fuel cell that is characterized by including a dual electrode anode that is operable to simultaneously electro-oxidize a gaseous fuel and a liquid fuel. In alternative embodiments, a fuel cell having a single electrode anode is provided with a dual electrode cathode that is operable to simultaneously reduce a gaseous oxidant and a liquid oxidant to electro-oxidize a fuel supplied to the cell.

Findl, E.

1984-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Negative ion source with hollow cathode discharge plasma  

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A negative ion source of the type where negative ions are formed by bombarding a low-work-function surface with positive ions and neutral particles from a plasma, wherein a highly ionized plasma is injected into an anode space containing the low-work-function surface is described. The plasma is formed by hollow cathode discharge and injected into the anode space along the magnetic field lines. Preferably, the negative ion source is of the magnetron type.

Hershcovitch, A.; Prelec, K.

1980-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

340

Fuel cell having dual electrode anode or cathode  

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A fuel cell that is characterized by including a dual electrode anode that is operable to simultaneously electro-oxidize a gaseous fuel and a liquid fuel. In alternative embodiments, a fuel cell having a single electrode anode is provided with a dual electrode cathode that is operable to simultaneously reduce a gaseous oxidant and a liquid oxidant to electro-oxidize a fuel supplied to the cell.

Findl, Eugene (Coram, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An algorithm to calculate a collapsed arc dose matrix in volumetric modulated arc therapy  

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Purpose: The delivery of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is more complex than other conformal radiotherapy techniques. In this work, the authors present the feasibility of performing routine verification of VMAT delivery using a dose matrix measured by a gantry mounted 2D ion chamber array and corresponding dose matrix calculated by an inhouse developed algorithm.Methods: Pinnacle, v9.0, treatment planning system (TPS) was used in this study to generate VMAT plans for a 6 MV photon beam from an Elekta-Synergy linear accelerator. An algorithm was developed and implemented with inhouse computer code to calculate the dose matrix resulting from a VMAT arc in a plane perpendicular to the beam at isocenter. The algorithm was validated using measurement of standard patterns and clinical VMAT plans with a 2D ion chamber array. The clinical VMAT plans were also validated using ArcCHECK measurements. The measured and calculated dose matrices were compared using gamma ({gamma}) analysis with 3%/3 mm criteria and {gamma} tolerance of 1.Results: The dose matrix comparison of standard patterns has shown excellent agreement with the mean {gamma} pass rate 97.7 ({sigma}= 0.4)%. The validation of clinical VMAT plans using the dose matrix predicted by the algorithm and the corresponding measured dose matrices also showed good agreement with the mean {gamma} pass rate of 97.6 ({sigma}= 1.6)%. The validation of clinical VMAT plans using ArcCHECK measurements showed a mean pass rate of 95.6 ({sigma}= 1.8)%.Conclusions: The developed algorithm was shown to accurately predict the dose matrix, in a plane perpendicular to the beam, by considering all possible leaf trajectories in a VMAT delivery. This enables the verification of VMAT delivery using a 2D array detector mounted on a treatment head.

Arumugam, Sankar; Xing Aitang [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres and Ingham Institute, New South Wales 2170 (Australia); Jameson, Michael [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres and Ingham Institute, New South Wales 2170 (Australia); Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); Holloway, Lois [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres and Ingham Institute, New South Wales 2170 (Australia); Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); South West Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia); Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for treating a cathode material provided on a thin-film substrate  

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An apparatus and method for treating a cathode material provided on a surface of a continuous thin-film substrate and a treated thin-film cathode having increased smoothness are disclosed. A web of untreated cathode material is moved between a feed mechanism and a take-up mechanism, and passed through a treatment station. The web of cathode material typically includes areas having surface defects, such as prominences extending from the surface of the cathode material. The surface of the cathode material is treated with an abrasive material to reduce the height of the prominences so as to increase an 85 degree gloss value of the cathode material surface by at least approximately 10. The web of cathode material may be subjected to a subsequent abrasive treatment at the same or other treatment station. Burnishing or lapping film is employed at a treatment station to process the cathode material. An abrasive roller may alternatively be used to process the web of cathode material. The apparatus and method of the present invention may also be employed to treat the surface of a lithium anode foil so as to cleanse and reduce the roughness of the anode foil surface.

Hanson, Eric J. (Hudson, WI); Kooyer, Richard L. (Hastings, MN)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for treating a cathode material provided on a thin-film substrate  

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An apparatus and method for treating a cathode material provided on a surface of a continuous thin-film substrate and a treated thin-film cathode having increased smoothness are disclosed. A web of untreated cathode material is moved between a feed mechanism and a take-up mechanism, and passed through a treatment station. The web of cathode material typically includes areas having surface defects, such as prominences extending from the surface of the cathode material. The surface of the cathode material is treated with an abrasive material to reduce the height of the prominences so as to increase an 85 degree gloss value of the cathode material surface by at least approximately 10. The web of cathode material may be subjected to a subsequent abrasive treatment at the same or other treatment station. Burnishing or lapping film is employed at a treatment station to process the cathode material. An abrasive roller may alternatively be used to process the web of cathode material. The apparatus and method of the present invention may also be employed to treat the surface of a lithium anode foil so as to cleanse and reduce the roughness of the anode foil surface.

Hanson, Eric J. (Hudson, WI); Kooyer, Richard L. (Hastings, MN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM Fuel Cells  

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Cathode Catalysts and Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM Fuel Cells DE-FG36-07GO17007 Mark K. Debe 3M Company Feb. 13, 2007 2007 DOE HFCIT Kick-off Meeting This presentation does not contain any proprietary or confidential information Overview Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM FC's - 2007 DOE HFCIT Kick-off, Feb. 13-14, 2007 2 3 Barriers A. Electrode and MEA Durability B. Stack Material & Mfg Cost C. Electrode and MEA Performance DOE Technical Targets Electrocatalyst (2010, 2015) * Durability w/cycling: hrs < 80 o C - (5000, 5000) > 80 o C - (2000, 5000) * Cost: $/kW (5,4) * Mass activity: A/mg ( 0.44, 0.44) * PGM Total, g/ kW rated: (0.3, 0.2) MEA (2010, 2015) * Cost: $/kW (10,5) * Performance: W/cm 2 at Rated Pwr. (1,1) ; 0.8V (0.25, 0.25) Budget * Total Project funding $10.43MM

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Optical and electrical investigations into cathode ignition and diode closure  

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The temporal behavior of high-power diodes is closely related to the impedance collapse caused by the movement of the cathode and/or anode plasmas. This impedance collapse can be especially problematic when a constant power electron beam is required. This is the case for the very large area (square meters) diodes used to pump the amplifiers within the Aurora KrF laser system. The electron beam technology development program at Los Alamos utilizes the Electron Beam Test Facility (EGTF) to study diode physics in an attempt to better understand the basic phenomenology of ignition and closure. A combination of optical and electric diagnostics has been fielded on the Electron Beam Test Facility to study ignition and closure in large area electron beam diodes. A four-channel framing camera is used to observe the formation of microplasmas on the surface of the cathode and the subsequent movement of these plasmas toward the anode. Additionally, a perveance model is used to extract information about this plasma from voltage and current profiles. Results from the two diagnostics are compared. Closure velocity measurements are presented showing little dependence on applied magnetic field for both velvet and carbon felt emitters. We also report the first observation of the screening effect in large area cold cathode diodes. 13 refs., 11 figs.

Coogan, J.J.; Rose, E.A.; Shurter, R.P.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A knife-edge array field emission cathode  

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many cathode applications require a new type of cathode that is able to produce short pulsed electron beams at high emission current. Gated field emitter arrays of micrometer size are recognized as candidates to meet this need and have become the research focus of vacuum microelectronics. Existing fabrication methods produce emitters that are limited either in frequency response or in current emission. One reason is that the structure of these emitters are not sufficiently optimized. In this study, the author investigated the factors that affect the performance of field emitters. An optimum emitter structure, the knife-edge field emitter array, was developed from the analysis. Large field enhancement factor, large effective emission area, and small emitter capacitance are the advantages of the structure. The author next explored various options of fabricating the knife-edge emitter structure. He proposed a unique thin film process procedure and developed the fabrication techniques to build the emitters on (110) silicon wafers. Data from the initial cathode tests showed very low onset voltages and Fowler-Nordheim type emission. Emission simulation based on the fabricated emitter structure indicated that the knife-edge emitter arrays have the potential to produce high performance in modulation frequency and current emission. Several fabrication issues that await further development are discussed and possible solutions are suggested.

Lee, B.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pleated Ceramic Fiber Diesel Particulate Filter | Department...  

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

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A Framework for Nonlinear Filtering in MATLAB.  

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?? The object of this thesis is to provide a MATLAB framework for nonlinear filtering in general, and particle filtering in particular. This is done… (more)

Rosén, Jakob

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic Filter for Diesel Exhaust Purification | Department...  

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Filter for Diesel Exhaust Purification This project is developing a precious metal-free passive diesel particulate filter. deer09fokema.pdf More Documents & Publications...

350

Nuclear Filter Technology | Open Energy Information  

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Filter Technology Jump to: navigation, search Name: Nuclear Filter Technology Place: Golden, CO Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type...

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Experimental evidence of chaotic behavior in atmospheric pressure arc discharge  

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Thermal plasma technology is already playing an important role in the production of new materials, in the destruction of toxic wastes, and in the development of safer and more efficient manufacturing and material processing applications. In free burning as well as in stabilized arc columns, the inherent movement of arc root results in fluctuation in arc voltage. A full knowledge and control over the arc root dynamics can effectively lengthen the life time, drastically improve performance and reliability in arc plasma devices. In this paper, the authors experimentally investigate the fluctuating voltage signals generated from an atmospheric pressure arc discharge produced in a hollow electrode plasma torch. For the first time, analysis of these signals reveal them to exhibit chaotic behavior. The present analysis is supported with real time behavior, phase portraits, power spectra and Lyapunov exponents. Dependence of system behavior on various control parameters is also investigated. This approach is interesting in the sense that it can lead to better understanding of physics for future researches on arc plasma jets and related devices.

Ghorui, S.; Sahasrabudhe, S.N.; Murthy, P.S.S.; Das, A.K.; Venkatramani, N.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Composite Materials for SOFC Cathode-Interconnect Contact  

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This report summarized the research efforts and major conclusions of our University Coal Research Project, which focused on developing a new class of electrically-conductive, Cr-blocking, damage-tolerant Ag-perovksite composite materials for the cathode-interconnect contact of intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stacks. The Ag evaporation rate increased linearly with air flow rate initially and became constant for the air flow rate {ge} {approx} 1.0 cm {center_dot} s{sup -1}. An activation energy of 280 KJ.mol{sup -1} was obtained for Ag evaporation in both air and Ar+5%H{sub 2}+3%H{sub 2}O. The exposure environment had no measurable influence on the Ag evaporation rate as well as its dependence on the gas flow rate, while different surface morphological features were developed after thermal exposure in the oxidizing and reducing environments. Pure Ag is too volatile at the SOFC operating temperature and its evaporation rate needs to be reduced to facilitate its application as the cathode-interconnect contact. Based on extensive evaporation testing, it was found that none of the alloying additions reduced the evaporation rate of Ag over the long-term exposure, except the noble metals Au, Pt, and Pd; however, these noble elements are too expensive to justify their practical use in contact materials. Furthermore, the addition of La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} (LSM) into Ag to form a composite material also did not significantly modify the Ag evaporation rate. The Ag-perovskite composites with the perovskite being either (La{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4})(Co{sub 0.8}Fe{sub 0.2})O{sub 3} (LSCF) or LSM were systematically evaluated as the contact material between the ferritic interconnect alloy Crofer 22 APU and the LSM cathode. The area specific resistances (ASRs) of the test specimens were shown to be highly dependent on the volume percentage and the type of the perovskite present in the composite contact material as well as the amount of thermal cycling that the specimens were subjected to during testing. The Ag-LSCF composite contact materials proved more effective in trapping Cr within the contact material and preventing Cr migration into the cathode than the Ag-LSM composites. Ag-perovskite composite contact materials are promising candidates for use in intermediate-temperature SOFC stacks with ferritic stainless steel interconnects due to their ability to maintain acceptably low ASRs while reducing Cr migration into the cathode material.

J. H. Zhu

2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NANOWIRE CATHODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES  

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This project involved the synthesis of nanowire ã-MnO2 and characterization as cathode material for high-power lithium-ion batteries for EV and HEV applications. The nanowire synthesis involved the edge site decoration nanowire synthesis developed by Dr. Reginald Penner at UC Irvine (a key collaborator in this project). Figure 1 is an SEM image showing ã-MnO2 nanowires electrodeposited on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) electrodes. This technique is unique to other nanowire template synthesis techniques in that it produces long (>500 um) nanowires which could reduce or eliminate the need for conductive additives due to intertwining of fibers. Nanowire cathode for lithium-ion batteries with surface areas 100 times greater than conventional materials can enable higher power batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). The synthesis of the ã-MnO2 nanowires was successfully achieved. However, it was not found possible to co-intercalate lithium directly in the nanowire synthesis. Based on input from proposal reviewers, the scope of the project was altered to attempt the conversion into spinel LiMn2O4 nanowire cathode material by solid state reaction of the ã-MnO2 nanowires with LiNO3 at elevated temperatures. Attempts to perform the conversion on the graphite template were unsuccessful due to degradation of the graphite apparently caused by oxidative attack by LiNO3. Emphasis then shifted to quantitative removal of the nanowires from the graphite, followed by the solid state reaction. Attempts to quantitatively remove the nanowires by several techniques were unsatisfactory due to co-removal of excess graphite or poor harvesting of nanowires. Intercalation of lithium into ã-MnO2 electrodeposited onto graphite was demonstrated, showing a partial demonstration of the ã-MnO2 material as a lithium-ion battery cathode material. Assuming the issues of nanowires removal can be solved, the technique does offer potential for creating high-power lithium-ion battery cathode needed for advanced EV and HEVs. Several technical advancements will still be required to meet this goal, and are likely topics for future SBIR feasibility studies.

John Olson, PhD

2004-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Arc Energy Estimations: Applications in Lightning-Induced Concrete Spall  

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After lightning contacts a building, the possibility of a physical break in its conductive path to ground may exist. Given such a break, an electric field may develop across the gap until it exceeds the breakdown strength of the non-conducting, or dielectric, material. Breakdown subsequently occurs and energy is dissipated during the development of an arc channel. If the dielectric is concrete, a concern exists that the energy available for arc formation may be capable of launching pieces of spall into sensitive equipment. This paper discusses the mechanisms of energy dissipation in arc formation and quantifies the energy available for concrete spall.

Tully, L K; Ong, M M

2008-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of carbon arc discharge for nanoparticle synthesis  

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Arc discharge with catalyst-filled carbon anode in helium background was used for the synthesis of carbon nanoparticles. In this paper, we present the results of numerical simulation of carbon arc discharges with arc current varying from 10 A to 100 A in a background gas pressure of 68 kPa. Anode sublimation rate and current voltage characteristics are compared with experiments. Distribution of temperature and species density, which is important for the estimation of the growth of nanoparticles, is obtained. The probable location of nanoparticle growth region is identified based on the temperature range for the formation of catalyst clusters.

Kundrapu, M.; Keidar, M. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 (United States)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Large area directly heated lanthanum hexaboride cathode structure having predetermined emission profile  

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A large area directly heated lanthanum hexaboride (LaB.sub.6) cathode system (10) is disclosed. The system comprises a LaB.sub.6 cathode element (11) generally circular in shape about a central axis. The cathode element (11) has a head (21) with an upper substantially planar emission surface (23), and a lower downwardly and an intermediate body portion (26) which diminishes in cross-section from the head (21) towards the base (22) of the cathode element (11). A central rod (14) is connected to the base (22) of the cathode element (11) and extends along the central axis. Plural upstanding spring fingers (37) are urged against an outer peripheral contact surface (24) of the head end (21) to provide a mechanical and electrical connection to the cathode element (11).

Leung, Ka-Ngo (Hercules, CA); Gordon, Keith C. (Berkeley, CA); Kippenham, Dean O. (Castro Valley, CA); Purgalis, Peter (San Francisco, CA); Moussa, David (San Francisco, CA); Williams, Malcom D. (Danville, CA); Wilde, Stephen B. (Pleasant Hill, CA); West, Mark W. (Albany, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite cathode based on yttria stabilized bismuth oxide for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells  

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Composites consisting of silver and yttria stabilized bismuth oxide (YSB) have been investigated as cathodes for low-temperature honeycomb solid oxide fuel cells with stabilized zirconia as electrolytes. At 600?° C the interfacial polarization resistances of a porous YSB–Ag cathode is about 0.3??? cm 2 more than one order of magnitude smaller than those of other reported cathodes on stabilized zirconia. For example the interfacial resistances of a traditional YSZ–lanthanum maganites composite cathode is about 11.4??? cm 2 at 600?° C . Impedance analysis indicated that the performance of an YSB–Ag composite cathode fired at 850?° C for 2 h is severely limited by gas transport due to insufficient porosity. The high performance of the YSB–Ag cathodes is very encouraging for developing honeycomb fuel cells to be operated at temperatures below 600?° C .

Changrong Xia; Yuelan Zhang; Meilin Liu

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Atomic and Electronic Structures of Electrochemically Active SOFC Cathode Surfaces  

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The objective of this project is to gain a fundamental understanding of the oxygen-reduction mechanism on mixed conducting cathode materials by means of quantum-chemical calculations coupled with direct experimental measurements, such as vibrational spectroscopy. We have made progress in the elucidation of the mechanisms of oxygen reduction of perovkite-type cathode materials for SOFCs using these quantum chemical calculations. We established computational framework for predicting properties such as oxygen diffusivity and reaction rate constants for adsorption, incorporation, and TPB reactions, and formulated predictions for LSM- and LSC-based cathode materials. We have also further developed Raman spectroscopy as well as SERS as a characterization tool for SOFC cathode materials. Raman spectroscopy was used to detect chemical changes in the cathode from operation conditions, and SERS was used to probe for pertinent adsorbed species in oxygen reduction. However, much work on the subject of unraveling oxygen reduction for SOFC cathodes remains to be done.

Kevin Blinn; Yongman Choi; Meilin Liu

2009-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of cathode structure on neutron yield performance of a miniature plasma focus device  

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In this Letter we report the effect of two different cathode structures – tubular and squirrel cage, on neutron output from a miniature plasma focus device. The squirrel cage cathode is typical of most DPF sources, with an outer, tubular envelope that serves as a vacuum housing, but does not carry current. The tubular cathode carries the return current and also serves as the vacuum envelope, thereby minimizing the size of the DPF head. The maximum average neutron yield of ( 1.82 ± 0.52 ) × 10 5 n / shot for the tubular cathode at 4 mbar was enhanced to ( 1.15 ± 0.2 ) × 10 6 n / shot with squirrel cage cathode at 6 mbar operation. These results are explained on the basis of a current sheath loading/mass choking effect. The penalty for using a non-transparent cathode negates the advantage of the smaller size of the DPF head.

Rishi Verma; R.S. Rawat; P. Lee; S. Lee; S.V. Springham; T.L. Tan; M. Krishnan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FTIR and Raman Study of the LixTiyMn1-yO2 (y = 0, 0.11) Cathodes in Methylpropyl Pyrrolidinium Bis(fluoro-sulfonyl)imide, LiTFSI Electrolyte  

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response of the cathode active material could be examinedComposite cathodes with active material loading between 8composite cathode, as well as loss of active material and

Hardwick, L.J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and Stability of Barium Strontium Cobaltite Composite Cathodes for SOFC  

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and 50 wt% Ce0.9Gd0.1O2 (CGO) was used as the composite cathode material. Symmetric cells were prepared composite cathode by keeping the samples at 700 °C for 1600 hours. It showed very similar passivation/activation cathode materials than LSM. Studies of the (La,Sr)(Co,Fe)O3 (LSCF) have been one of the most popular

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arc plasma gun Sample Search Results  

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FusionArc optimization: A hybrid volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning strategy  

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Purpose: To introduce a hybrid volumetric modulated arc therapy/intensity modulated radiation therapy (VMAT/IMRT) optimization strategy called FusionArc that combines the delivery efficiency of single-arc VMAT with the potentially desirable intensity modulation possible with IMRT.Methods: A beamlet-based inverse planning system was enhanced to combine the advantages of VMAT and IMRT into one comprehensive technique. In the hybrid strategy, baseline single-arc VMAT plans are optimized and then the current cost function gradients with respect to the beamlets are used to define a metric for predicting which beam angles would benefit from further intensity modulation. Beams with the highest metric values (called the gradient factor) are converted from VMAT apertures to IMRT fluence, and the optimization proceeds with the mixed variable set until convergence or until additional beams are selected for conversion. One phantom and two clinical cases were used to validate the gradient factor and characterize the FusionArc strategy. Comparisons were made between standard IMRT, single-arc VMAT, and FusionArc plans with one to five IMRT/hybrid beams.Results: The gradient factor was found to be highly predictive of the VMAT angles that would benefit plan quality the most from beam modulation. Over the three cases studied, a FusionArc plan with three converted beams achieved superior dosimetric quality with reductions in final cost ranging from 26.4% to 48.1% compared to single-arc VMAT. Additionally, the three beam FusionArc plans required 22.4%-43.7% fewer MU/Gy than a seven beam IMRT plan. While the FusionArc plans with five converted beams offer larger reductions in final cost-32.9%-55.2% compared to single-arc VMAT-the decrease in MU/Gy compared to IMRT was noticeably smaller at 12.2%-18.5%, when compared to IMRT.Conclusions: A hybrid VMAT/IMRT strategy was implemented to find a high quality compromise between gantry-angle and intensity-based degrees of freedom. This optimization method will allow patients to be simultaneously planned for dosimetric quality and delivery efficiency without switching between delivery techniques. Example phantom and clinical cases suggest that the conversion of only three VMAT segments to modulated beams may result in a good combination of quality and efficiency.

Matuszak, Martha M.; McShan, Daniel L.; Ten Haken, Randall K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Steers, Jennifer M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 and Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Long, Troy; Edwin Romeijn, H. [Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Fraass, Benedick A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048 (United States)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods and apparatuses for making cathodes for high-temperature, rechargeable batteries  

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The approaches for fabricating cathodes can be adapted to improve control over cathode composition and to better accommodate batteries of any shape and their assembly. For example, a first solid having an alkali metal halide, a second solid having a transition metal, and a third solid having an alkali metal aluminum halide are combined into a mixture. The mixture can be heated in a vacuum to a temperature that is greater than or equal to the melting point of the third solid. When the third solid is substantially molten liquid, the mixture is compressed into a desired cathode shape and then cooled to solidify the mixture in the desired cathode shape.

Meinhardt, Kerry D; Sprenkle, Vincent L; Coffey, Gregory W

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of multipacting in the cathode stalk and FPC of 112 MHz superconducting electron gun  

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A 112 MHz superconducting quarter-wave resonator electron gun will be used as the injector of the Coherent Electron Cooling (CEC) proof-of-principle experiment at BNL. Furthermore, this electron gun can be used for testing of the performance of various high quantum efficiency photocathodes. In a previous paper, we presented the design of the cathode stalks and a Fundamental Power Coupler (FPC). In this paper we present updated designs of the cathode stalk and FPC. Multipacting in the cathode stalk and FPC was simulated using three different codes. All simulation results show no serious multipacting in the cathode stalk and FPC.

Xin T.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Belomestnykh, S.; Chang, X.; Rao, T.; Skaritka, J.; Wu, Q.; Wang, E.; Liang, X.

2012-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

366

Development of Alternative and Durable High Performance Cathode Supports for PEM Fuel Cells  

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This presentation, which focuses on cathode supports for PEM fuel cells, was given by Yong Wang of PNNL at a February 2007 meeting on new fuel cell projects.

367

Surface reconstruction and chemical evolution of stoichiometric layered cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries  

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Li-Rich Layered Oxides for Lithium Batteries. Nano Lett. 13,O 2 Cathode Material in Lithium Ion Batteries. Adv. Energysolvent decomposition in lithium ion batteries: first-

Lin, Feng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

A Micro-Scale Model for Oxygen Reduction on LSM-YSZ Cathode  

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In this study, a micro-scale model is developed to simulate the oxygen reduction on LSM-YSZ composite cathode. The model incorporates the effects of cathode microstructural properties on the local transport phenomena and electrochemistry inside the cathode. A detailed reaction mechanism is used in the model which has two parallel routes for oxygen conversion into oxide ions, namely two-phase boundary and three-phase boundary pathways. The model predicts field distributions of local thermodynamic values, over-potential, Faradaic current and other parameters relevant to cathode performance. Electrochemical impedance simulations are performed using the current model to analyze the contribution of various processes to the overall impedance.

Pakalapati, Suryanarayana Raju; Celik, Ismail; Finklea, Harry; Gong, Mingyang; Liu, Xingbo

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Phosphazene groups modified sulfur composites as active cathode materials for rechargeable lithium/sulfur batteries  

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A novel phosphazene groups modified sulfur composites cathode [triphosphazene sulfide composite (PS) or nitroaniline–triphosphazene disulfide composite (NPS)] which can give good affinity with electrolytes was...

J. D. Liu; S. Q. Zhang; S. B. Yang; Z. F. Shi; S. T. Zhang; L. K. Wu

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Charge–discharge characteristics of polythiopheneas a cathode active material in a rechargeable battery  

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Polythiophene films were electrochemically deposited on glassy carbon substrates under potentiostatic control and used as cathode active material together with a Zn anode in a...

G. C´iric´-Marjanovic´; S. Mentus

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Development of High Energy Cathode for Li-ion Batteries | Department...  

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es056zhang2010p.pdf More Documents & Publications Phase Behavior and Solid State Chemistry in Olivines Development of High Energy Cathode Materials Interfacial Processes -...

372

Superior Long-Term Energy Retention and Volumetric Energy Density for Li-Rich Cathode Materials  

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Superior Long-Term Energy Retention and Volumetric Energy Density for Li-Rich Cathode Materials ... †Department of Energy Engineering, School of

Pilgun Oh; Seungjun Myeong; Woongrae Cho; Min-Joon Lee; Minseong Ko; Hu Young Jeong; Jaephil Cho

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

373

Water washable stainless steel HEPA filter  

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The invention is a high efficiency particulate (HEPA) filter apparatus and system, and method for assaying particulates. The HEPA filter provides for capture of 99.99% or greater of particulates from a gas stream, with collection of particulates on the surface of the filter media. The invention provides a filter system that can be cleaned and regenerated in situ.

Phillips, Terrance D. (617 Chestnut Ct., Aiken, SC 29803)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Document Filtering With Inference Networks Jamie Callan  

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Document Filtering With Inference Networks Jamie Callan Computer Science Department University document filtering. The prob­ lems of document retrieval and document filtering are sim­ ilar of the infor­ mation available, are all different. This paper describes a new statistical document filtering

Callan, Jamie

375

DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » SCI-Arc/Caltech  

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SCI-Arc/Caltech SCI-Arc/Caltech Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the SCI-Arc/Caltech archive, sorted by date. CHIP House Takes Design to Different Heights (Literally) Friday, May 13, 2011 By April Saylor Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. The students from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology, otherwise known as the SCI-Arc/Caltech team, have teamed up to take an interesting approach to the design of their

376

Capabilities of the ARCS Instrument - ORNL Neutron Sciences  

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Capabilities of the ARCS Instrument Capabilities of the ARCS Instrument ARCS Overview The wide angular-range chopper spectrometer ARCS at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is optimized to provide a high neutron flux at the sample position with a large solid angle of detector coverage. The instrument incorporates modern neutron instrumentation, such as an elliptically focused neutron guide, high speed magnetic bearing choppers, and a massive array of 3He linear position sensitive detectors. Novel features of the spectrometer include the use of a large gate valve between the sample and detector vacuum chambers and the placement of the detectors within the vacuum, both of which provide a window-free final flight path to minimize background scattering while allowing rapid changing of the sample and

377

Arc Vault Significantly Reduces Electrical Hazards | GE Global...  

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The transfer of arc flash energy is accomplished by triggering an ablative plasma gun to generate a 3-phase fault within a safe containment. The plasma gun operates in few...

378

Micro-arc oxidation coatings on Mg-Li alloys  

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Micro-arc oxidation (MAO) method was used for the...in-situ fabricated on the Mg-Li alloy. The morphology feature, phase composition, and corrosion-resistance of the formed ceramic coatings were studied by SEM, X...

Yongjun Xu; Kang Li; Zhongping Yao; Zhaohua Jiang; Milin Zhang

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Type B Accident Investigation of the Arc Flash at Brookhaven...  

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B Accident Investigation of the Arc Flash at Brookhaven National Laboratory, April 14, 2006 More Documents & Publications DOE-HDBK-1092-1998 DOE-HDBK-1092-2004 DOE-HDBK-1092-2013...

380

Problems of physical modeling of electric-arc discharges  

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Special features of physical modeling of high-current arc discharges are considered. It is shown that the employment of dimensionless criterial expressions makes it possible to establish only approximate simil...

O. I. Yas'ko

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381

Electric Parameters of the D.C. Carbon Arc  

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The basic electric parameters of an arc discharge are the current strength (i) and the voltage drop across the gap (V). Both quantities can be measured without difficulty. In general, a relationship between V and...

P. W. J. M. Boumans

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Effect of electric arc discharge on hypersonic blunt body drag  

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Experimental results on the effect of energy deposition using an electric arc discharge, upstream of a 60°...half angle blunt cone configuration in a hypersonic flow is reported.Investigations involving drag meas...

K. Satheesh; G. Jagadeesh

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Velocity of the electric arc in a plasmatron discharge chamber  

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An experimental investigation of the velocity of a high-current arc with air injection in the discharge chamber of a coaxial sectioned plasmatron is described. The experiments showed that the velocity of the c...

A. S. Shaboltas

1969-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

A forevacuum pulse arc-discharge-based plasma electron source  

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An arc-discharge-based electron source is described, which is designed for forming a pulsed wideaperture electron beam in the forevacuum pressure range (4...2 in the submillisecond range of pulse durations. The c...

A. V. Kazakov; V. A. Burdovitsin; A. V. Medovnik…

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Synthesis of silicon nanotubes by DC arc plasma method  

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Plasma synthesis is a novel technique of synthesis of nanomaterials as they provide high rate of production and promote metastable reactions. Very thin walled silicon nanotubes were synthesized in a DC direct arc thermal plasma reactor. The effect of parameters of synthesis i.e. arc current and presence of hydrogen on the morphology of Si nanoparticles is reported. Silicon nanotubes were characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Local Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX), and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM).

Tank, C. M.; Bhoraskar, S. V.; Mathe, V. L. [Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune-7, Maharashtra (India)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

386

Experimental Study on Gasoline Reforming Assisted by Nonthermal Arc Discharge  

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The gasoline conversion efficiency decreased when the electric discharge regime was changing from continuous to gliding arc and from gliding to streamer. ... Compared with catalytic reformers, plasma devices have so far lower performances, which is explained by the early stage of research on nonthermal plasma reforming and the need of an external energy input (electricity). ... and design of the plasma reactor, composed of two gliding arc discharges in series, were detailed. ...

Jean-Damien Rollier; José Gonzalez-Aguilar; Guillaume Petitpas; Adeline Darmon; Laurent Fulcheri; Rudolf Metkemeijer

2007-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

387

Spatial filters for high power lasers  

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A spatial filter includes a first filter element and a second filter element overlapping with the first filter element. The first filter element includes a first pair of cylindrical lenses separated by a first distance. Each of the first pair of cylindrical lenses has a first focal length. The first filter element also includes a first longitudinal slit filter positioned between the first pair of cylindrical lenses. The second filter element includes a second pair of cylindrical lenses separated by a second distance. Each of the second pair of cylindrical lenses has a second focal length. The second filter element also includes a second longitudinal slit filter positioned between the second pair of cylindrical lenses.

Erlandson, Alvin Charles; Bayramian, Andrew James

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

388

Lightning Induced Arcing an LDRD Report  

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The purpose of this research was to develop a science-based understanding of the early-time behavior of electric surface arcing in air at atmospheric pressure. As a first step towards accomplishing this, we used a kinetic approach to model an electron swarm as it evolved in a neutral gas under the influence of an applied electric field. A computer code was written in which pseudo-particles, each representing some number of electrons, were accelerated by an electric field. The electric field due to the charged particles was calculated efficiently using a tree algorithm. Collision of the electrons with the background gas led to the creation of new particles through the processes of ionization and photoionization. These processes were accounted for using measured cross-section data and Monte Carlo methods. A dielectric half-space was modeled by imaging the charges in its surface. Secondary electron emission from the surface, resulting in surface charging, was also calculated. Simulation results show the characteristics of a streamer in three dimensions. A numerical instability was encountered before the streamer matured to form branching.

JORGENSON,ROY E.; WARNE,LARRY K.; KUNHARDT,ERICH E.

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Electrocatalysis of anodic and cathodic oxygen-transfer reactions  

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The electrocatalysis of oxygen-transfer reactions is discussed in two parts. In Part I, the reduction of iodate (IO{sub 3}{sup {minus}}) is examined as an example of cathodic oxygen transfer. On oxide-covered Pt electrodes (PtO), a large cathodic current is observed in the presence of IO{sub 3}{sup {minus}} to coincide with the reduction of PtO. The total cathodic charge exceeds the amount required for reduction of PtO and IO{sub 3}{sup {minus}} to produce an adsorbed product. An electrocatalytic link between reduction of IO{sub 3}{sup {minus}} and reduction of PtO is indicated. In addition, on oxide-free Pt electrodes, the reduction of IO{sub 3}{sup {minus}} is determined to be sensitive to surface treatment. The electrocatalytic oxidation of CN{sup {minus}} is presented as an example of anodic oxygen transfer in Part II. The voltametric response of CN{sup {minus}} is virtually nonexistent at PbO{sub 2} electrodes. The response is significantly improved by doping PbO{sub 2} with Cu. Cyanide is also oxidized effectively at CuO-film electrodes. Copper is concluded to serve as an adsorption site for CN{sup {minus}}. It is proposed that an oxygen tunneling mechanism comparable to electron tunneling does not occur at the electrode-solution interface. The adsorption of CN{sup {minus}} is therefore considered to be a necessary prerequisite for oxygen transfer. 201 refs., 23 figs., 2 tabs.

Wels, B.R.

1990-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

390

High-speed EDM milling with moving electric arcs  

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A novel high-speed electrical discharge machining (EDM) milling method using moving electric arcs has been proposed in this study. We connected a copper electrode rotating rapidly around its axis and a work piece to a DC power supply to generate a moving electric arc. To ensure high relative speed of any point on the electrode with respect to the work piece, the electrode was shaped like a pipe. It was observed that the electric arcs move rapidly within the discharge gap due to the revolution of the tool electrode, removing the materials on the electrode along the track of the arc roots. To explore the characteristics of machining with moving electric arcs, an EDM milling apparatus was devised. Two planes with approximately the same roughness were machined separately by this equipment and a traditional EDM machine for comparison. It was found that a much higher material removal rate can be easily achieved by EDM milling with moving electric arcs. In the meanwhile, wear of the tool electrode in this new method is negligible, which is greatly favorable for machining accuracy. The microstructures of these surfaces were also investigated for further information.

Fuzhu Han; Yongxain Wang; Ming Zhou

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Active dc filter for HVDC systems  

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This article is a case history of the installation of active dc filters for high-performance, low-cost harmonics filtering at the Lindome converter station in the Konti-Skan 2 HVDC transmission link between Denmark and Sweden. The topics of the article include harmonics, interference, and filters, Lindome active dc filter, active dc filter design, digital signal processor, control scheme, protection and fault monitoring, and future applications.

Zhang, W. (Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden)); Asplund, G.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Miniature quadrupole mass spectrometer having a cold cathode ionization source  

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An improved quadrupole mass spectrometer is described. The improvement lies in the substitution of the conventional hot filament electron source with a cold cathode field emitter array which in turn allows operating a small QMS at much high internal pressures then are currently achievable. By eliminating of the hot filament such problems as thermally "cracking" delicate analyte molecules, outgassing a "hot" filament, high power requirements, filament contamination by outgas species, and spurious em fields are avoid all together. In addition, the ability of produce FEAs using well-known and well developed photolithographic techniques, permits building a QMS having multiple redundancies of the ionization source at very low additional cost.

Felter, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Filter systems for IGCC applications  

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The objectives of this program were to identify metallic filter medium to be utilized in the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle process (IGCC). In IGCC processes utilizing high efficiency desulfurizing technology, the traditional corrosion attack, sulfidation, is minimized so that metallic filters are viable alternatives over ceramic filters. Tampa Electric Company`s Polk Power Station is being developed to demonstrate Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle technology. The Pall Gas Solid Separation (GSS) System is a self cleaning filtration system designed to remove virtually all particulate matter from gas streams. The heart of the system is the filter medium used to collect the particles on the filter surface. The medium`s filtration efficiency, uniformity, permeability, voids volume, and surface characteristics are all important to establishing a permeable permanent cake. In-house laboratory blowback tests, using representative full scale system particulate, were used to confirm the medium selection for this project. Test elements constructed from six alloys were supplied for exposure tests: PSS 310SC (modified 310S alloy); PSS 310SC heat treated; PSS 310SC-high Cr; PSS 310SC-high Cr heat treated; PSS Hastelloy X; and PSS Hastelloy X heat treated.

Bevan, S.; Gieger, R.; Sobel, N.; Johnson, D.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Plasma parameters of an active cathode during relativistic magnetron operation  

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The results of time- and space-resolved spectroscopic studies of the plasma produced at the surface of the ferroelectric cathode during the operation of an S-band relativistic magnetron generating approx50 MW microwave power at f=3005 MHz and powered by a linear induction accelerator (LIA) (150 kV, 1.5 kA, 250 ns) are presented. The surface plasma was produced by a driving pulse (3 kV, 150 ns) prior to the application of the LIA accelerating high-voltage pulse. The cathode plasma electron density and temperature were obtained by analyzing hydrogen H{sub a}lpha and H{sub b}eta, and carbon ions CII and CIII spectral lines, and using the results of nonstationary collision radiative modeling. It was shown that the microwave generation causes an increase in plasma ion and electron temperature up to approx4 and approx7 eV, respectively, and the plasma density increases up to approx7x10{sup 14} cm{sup -3}. Estimates of the plasma transport parameters and its interaction with microwave radiation are also discussed.

Hadas, Y.; Kweller, T.; Sayapin, A.; Krasik, Ya. E. [Department of Physics, Technion, Haifa 32000 (Israel); Bernshtam, V. [Department of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, 61000 Rehovot (Israel)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

395

Degradation of Ionic Pathway in PEM Fuel Cell Cathode  

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The degradation of the ionic pathway throughout the catalyst layer in proton exchange membrane fuel cells was studied under an accelerated stress test of catalyst support (potential hold at 1.2 V). Electrochemical behaviors of the cathode based on graphitic mesoporous carbon supported Pt catalyst were examined using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. Impedance data were plotted and expressed in the complex capacitance form to determine useful parameters in the transmission line model: the double-layer capacitance, peak frequency, and ionic resistance. Electrochemical surface area and hydrogen crossover current through the membrane were estimated from cyclic voltammogram, while cathode Faradaic resistance was compared with ionic resistance as a function of test time. It was observed that during an accelerated stress test of catalyst support, graphitic mesoporous carbon becomes hydrophilic which increases interfacial area between the ionomer and the catalyst up to 100 h. However, the ionic resistance in the catalyst layer drastically increases after 100 h with further carbon support oxidation. The underlying mechanism has been studied and it was found that significant degradation of ionic pathway throughout the catalyst layer due to catalyst support corrosion induces uneven hydration and mechanical stress in the ionomer.

Park, Seh Kyu; Shao, Yuyan; Wan, Haiying; Viswanathan, Vilayanur V.; Towne, Silas A.; Rieke, Peter C.; Liu, Jun; Wang, Yong

2011-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

396

Reprint of "Studies of local degradation phenomena in composite cathodes  

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Reprint of "Studies of local degradation phenomena in composite cathodes Reprint of "Studies of local degradation phenomena in composite cathodes for lithium-ion batteries" Title Reprint of "Studies of local degradation phenomena in composite cathodes for lithium-ion batteries" Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2007 Authors Kerlau, Marie, Marek Marcinek, Venkat Srinivasan, and Robert Kostecki Journal Electrochimica Acta Volume 53 Pagination 1385-1392 Keywords cathode, degradation, li-ion battery, raman microscopy Abstract LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2 and LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 composite cathodes were cycled in model cells to study interfacial phenomena that could lead to electrode degradation. Ex situ spectroscopic analysis of the tested cathodes, which suffered substantial power and capacity loss, showed that the state of charge (SOC) of oxide particles on the cathode surface was highly non-uniform despite the deep discharge of the Li-ion cell at the end of the test. The inconsistent kinetic behavior of individual oxide particles was attributed to the degradation of electronic pathways within the composite cathodes. A simple theoretical model based on a distributed network showed that an increase of the contact resistance between composite electrode particles may be responsible for non-uniform local kinetic behavior of individual oxide particles and the overall degradation of electrochemical performance of composite electrodes.

397

Two-phase flow and transport in the air cathode of proton exchange membrane fuel cells  

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Two-phase flow and transport of reactants and products in the air cathode of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells is studied analytically and numerically. Four regimes of water distribution and transport are classified by defining three threshold current densities and a maximum current density. They correspond to first appearance of liquid water at the membrane/cathode interface, extension of the gas-liquid two-phase zone to the cathode/channel interface, saturated moist air exiting the gas channel, and complete consumption of oxygen by the electrochemical reaction. When the cell operates above the first threshold current density, liquid water appears and a two-phase zone forms within the porous cathode. A two-phase, multi-component mixture model in conjunction with a finite-volume-based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique is applied to simulate the cathode operation in this regime. The model is able to handle the situation where a single-phase region co-exists with a two-phase zone in the air cathode. For the first time, the polarization curve as well as water and oxygen concentration distributions encompassing both single- and two-phase regimes of the air cathode are presented. Capillary action is found to be the dominant mechanism for water transport inside the two-phase zone. The liquid water saturation within the cathode is predicted to reach 6.3% at 1.4 A/cm{sup 2}.

WANG,Z.H.; WANG,C.Y.; CHEN,KEN S.

2000-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

398

Low Loading Pt Cathode Catalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Derived from the Particle Size Effect  

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Recent results have shown that with sputtered Pt cathode catalysts, the metal loading in PEMFC can be reduced to cathode metal loading in PEMFC, less attention has been paid to DMFC. ... The long-term performance of catalyst Pt14-050 in DMFC was examined to explore the stability of the small-sized Pt catalysts. ...

Fei Wen; Ulrich Simon

2007-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

399

Effect of A-site Non-stoichiometry on LSCF Cathodes  

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LSCF Cathodes were explored when effected with A-site non-stoichiometry. At 700-800 C, the operating temperatures of intermediate temperature (IT-) SOFCs have enabled the use of stainless steels in the SOFC framework and current collectors, allowing significant reductions in cost. However, the lower operating temperatures of IT-SOFC's also result in significant decreases in power densities of cells with LSM cathodes due to their high activation energies. LSCF is a mixed ionic electronic conducting perovskite that exhibits higher performance than LSM/YSZ composites and shows potential as a replacement cathode. This study investigates the effect of A-site stoichiometry on the performance of LSCF cathodes. Cell tests showed that A-site and Sr-deficient LSCF cathodes consistently outperformed stoichiometric LSCF cathodes, exhibiting up to 10% higher cell power densities. It was also observed that all stoichiometric, A-site, and Sr-deficient LSCF cathodes degraded over time at similar rates. Contributions of ohmic and electrode polarization losses to cell degradation rates were similar regardless of cathode composition.

Templeton, Jared W.; Lu, Zigui; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Hardy, John S.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Mesoporous composite cathode materials prepared from inverse micelle structures for high  

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active materials in LIBs. Manganese oxide-based compounds are particularly attrac- tive as cathodes owingMesoporous composite cathode materials prepared from inverse micelle structures for highCoO2) is the most common active material.1 However, since natural deposits of cobalt are scarce

Cao, Guozhong

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401

Enhanced Activated Carbon Cathode Performance for Microbial Fuel Cell by Blending Carbon Black  

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Enhanced Activated Carbon Cathode Performance for Microbial Fuel Cell by Blending Carbon Black-based materials that have good catalytic activity, but the electrical conductivity of the AC is poor compared as a binder, as opposed to Nafion with Pt, which greatly reduces the cost of the cathode materials. AC

402

Calculations of Oxygen Stability in Lithium-Rich Layered Cathodes Penghao Xiao,  

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Calculations of Oxygen Stability in Lithium-Rich Layered Cathodes Penghao Xiao, Z. Q. Deng, A ABSTRACT: Oxygen loss can lead to high-capacity Li2MnO3-based lithium- rich layered cathodes. Substitution The stabilized compounds have a similar structure as LiMO2 except that excess Li populates the transition

Henkelman, Graeme

403

What performance would non-Pt cathode catalysts need to achieve  

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require development of x2 more active cathode catalyst MEA/DM optimization required but less criticalWhat performance would non-Pt cathode catalysts need to achieve to be practical Motors Fuel Cell Activities Honeoye Falls, NY DOE Workshop on Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts 21

404

High Current Density, Long Life Cathodes for High Power RF Sources  

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This program was tasked with improving the quality and expanding applications for Controlled Porosity Reservoir (CPR) cathodes. Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (CCR) initially developed CPR cathodes on a DOE-funded SBIR program to improve cathodes for magnetron injection guns. Subsequent funding was received from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The program developed design requirements for implementation of the technology into high current density cathodes for high frequency applications. During Phase I of this program, CCR was awarded the prestigious 2011 R&D100 award for this technology. Subsequently, the technology was presented at numerous technical conferences. A patent was issued for the technology in 2009. These cathodes are now marketed by Semicon Associates, Inc. in Lexington, KY. They are the world’s largest producer of cathodes for vacuum electron devices. During this program, CCR teamed with Semicon Associates, Inc. and Ron Witherspoon, Inc. to improve the fabrication processes and expand applications for the cathodes. Specific fabrications issues included the quality of the wire winding that provides the basic structure and the sintering to bond the wires into a robust, cohesive structure. The program also developed improved techniques for integrating the resulting material into cathodes for electron guns.

Ives, Robert Lawrence [Calabazas Creek Research,, Inc.; Collins, George [Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.; Falce, Lou [Consultant; Schwartzkopf, Steve [Ron Witherspoon, Inc.; Busbaher, Daniel [Semicon Associates

2014-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

405

The use and optimization of stainless steel mesh cathodes in microbial electrolysis cells  

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for water electrolysis) [1,2], hydrogen can be evolved on the cathode under anoxic conditions, usually for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in water electrolysis [13,14]. Hu et al. * Corresponding author. Tel.: þ1The use and optimization of stainless steel mesh cathodes in microbial electrolysis cells Yimin

406

Evaluation of the relationship between cathode microstructure and electrochemical behavior for SOFCs  

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an actual cathode and the polarization resistance of the signi cant elementary steps of the cathodic transfer resistance and oxygen adsorption. A direct relationship between microstructural parameters from resistance and the adsorption polarization resistance display a power law relationship with LTPB and pore

Florida, University of

407

RF Plasma Cathode-Neutralizer for Space Applications IEPC-2007-266  

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Raitses and Nathaniel J. Fisch Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08543, USA AbstractRF Plasma Cathode-Neutralizer for Space Applications IEPC-2007-266 Presented at the 30th: A new plasma cathode-neutralizer based on electron extraction from inductively coupled plasma (ICP

408

Composition-Tailored Synthesis of Gradient Transition Metal Precursor Particles for Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Materials  

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Composition-Tailored Synthesis of Gradient Transition Metal Precursor Particles for Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Materials ... Collected particles were lithiated, and one promising material was evaluated as the active cathode component in a lithium-ion battery. ...

Gary M. Koenig, Jr.; Ilias Belharouak; Haixai Deng; Yang-Kook Sun; Khalil Amine

2011-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

409

Vacuum encapsulated hermetically sealed diamond amplified cathode capsule and method for making same  

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A vacuum encapsulated, hermetically sealed cathode capsule for generating an electron beam of secondary electrons, which generally includes a cathode element having a primary emission surface adapted to emit primary electrons, an annular insulating spacer, a diamond window element comprising a diamond material and having a secondary emission surface adapted to emit secondary electrons in response to primary electrons impinging on the diamond window element, a first cold-weld ring disposed between the cathode element and the annular insulating spacer and a second cold-weld ring disposed between the annular insulating spacer and the diamond window element. The cathode capsule is formed by a vacuum cold-weld process such that the first cold-weld ring forms a hermetical seal between the cathode element and the annular insulating spacer and the second cold-weld ring forms a hermetical seal between the annular spacer and the diamond window element whereby a vacuum encapsulated chamber is formed within the capsule.

Rao, Triveni; Walsh, John; Gangone, Elizabeth

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

410

Electric filter with movable belt electrode  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for removing airborne contaminants entrained in a gas or airstream includes an electric filter characterized by a movable endless belt electrode, a grounded electrode, and a filter medium sandwiched there between. Inclusion of the movable, endless belt electrode provides the driving force for advancing the filter medium through the filter, and reduces frictional drag on the filter medium, thereby permitting a wide choice of filter medium materials. Additionally, the belt electrode includes a plurality of pleats in order to provide maximum surface area on which to collect airborne contaminants. 4 figs.

Bergman, W.

1983-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A rigid porous filter and filtration method  

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The present invention involves a porous rigid filter comprising a plurality of concentric filtration elements having internal flow passages and forming external flow passages there between. The present invention also involves a pressure vessel containing the filter for the removal of particulate from high pressure particulate containing gases, and further involves a method for using the filter to remove such particulate. The present filter has the advantage of requiring fewer filter elements due to the high surface area- to-volume ratio provided by the filter, requires a reduced pressure vessel size, and exhibits enhanced mechanical design properties, improved cleaning properties, configuration options, modularity and ease of fabrication.

Chiang, Ta-Kuan; Straub, Douglas, Straub L.; Dennis, Richard A.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Steady-State Impedance Model for a PEMFC Cathode Qingzhi Guo* and Ralph E. White**,z  

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electrolyte membrane fuel cell PEMFC cathode is presented. The catalyst layer of the electrode is assumedA Steady-State Impedance Model for a PEMFC Cathode Qingzhi Guo* and Ralph E. White**,z Center in an air/H2 PEMFC.1 Two common models are available in the literature for the study of a PEMFC air cathode

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Cordierite silicon nitride filters. Final report  

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The objective of this project was to develop a silicon nitride based crossflow filter. This report summarizes the findings and results of the project. The project was phased with Phase I consisting of filter material development and crossflow filter design. Phase II involved filter manufacturing, filter testing under simulated conditions and reporting the results. In Phase I, Cordierite Silicon Nitride (CSN) was developed and tested for permeability and strength. Target values for each of these parameters were established early in the program. The values were met by the material development effort in Phase I. The crossflow filter design effort proceeded by developing a macroscopic design based on required surface area and estimated stresses. Then the thermal and pressure stresses were estimated using finite element analysis. In Phase II of this program, the filter manufacturing technique was developed, and the manufactured filters were tested. The technique developed involved press-bonding extruded tiles to form a filter, producing a monolithic filter after sintering. Filters manufactured using this technique were tested at Acurex and at the Westinghouse Science and Technology Center. The filters did not delaminate during testing and operated and high collection efficiency and good cleanability. Further development in areas of sintering and filter design is recommended.

Sawyer, J.; Buchan, B. [Acurex Environmental Corp., Mountain View, CA (United States); Duiven, R.; Berger, M. [Aerotherm Corp., Mountain View, CA (United States); Cleveland, J.; Ferri, J. [GTE Products Corp., Towanda, PA (United States)

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Filtering for Computer Graphics  

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When drawing images onto a computer screen, the information in the scene is typically more detailed than can be displayed. Most objects, however, will not be close to the camera, so details have to be filtered out, or anti-aliased, when the objects...

Manson, Josiah

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic voltage-current characteristics for a water jet plasma arc  

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A virtual instrument technology is used to measure arc current, arc voltage, dynamic V-I characteristics, and nonlinear conductance for a cone-shaped water jet plasma arc under ac voltage. Experimental results show that ac arc discharge mainly happens in water vapor evaporated from water when heated. However, due to water's cooling effect and its conductance, arc conductance, reignition voltage, extinguish voltage, and current zero time are very different from those for ac arc discharge in gas work fluid. These can be valuable to further studies on mechanism and characteristics of plasma ac discharge in water, and even in gas work fluid.

Yang Jiaxiang; Lan Sheng; Xu Zuoming [College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150040 (China)

2008-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

416

Are Ventilation Filters Degrading Indoor Air Quality in California Classrooms?  

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2007) “Ozone Removal by HVAC Filters. ” Atmos.  Environ.  HVAC filters  ozone deposition in  HVAC filters and byproduct formation, 

Fisk, Michael G. Apte and William J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes  

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FIELD TESTING OF FILTER IMPACTS ON HVAC SYSTEM PERFORMANCEof Filters in Residential and Light-Commercial HVAC systems.HVAC system performance changes with different MERV filters

Walker, Iain S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

ADVANCED HOT GAS FILTER DEVELOPMENT  

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This report describes the fabrication and testing of continuous fiber ceramic composite (CFCC) based hot gas filters. The fabrication approach utilized a modified filament winding method that combined both continuous and chopped fibers into a novel microstructure. The work was divided into five primary tasks. In the first task, a preliminary set of compositions was fabricated in the form of open end tubes and characterized. The results of this task were used to identify the most promising compositions for sub-scale filter element fabrication and testing. In addition to laboratory measurements of permeability and strength, exposure testing in a coal combustion environment was performed to asses the thermo-chemical stability of the CFCC materials. Four candidate compositions were fabricated into sub-scale filter elements with integral flange and a closed end. Following the 250 hour exposure test in a circulating fluid bed combustor, the retained strength ranged from 70 t 145 percent of the as-fabricated strength. The post-test samples exhibited non-catastrophic failure behavior in contrast to the brittle failure exhibited by monolithic materials. Filter fabrication development continued in a filter improvement and cost reduction task that resulted in an improved fiber architecture, the production of a net shape flange, and an improved low cost bond. These modifications were incorporated into the process and used to fabricate 50 full-sized filter elements for testing in demonstration facilities in Karhula, Finland and at the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) in Wilsonville, AL. After 581 hours of testing in the Karhula facility, the elements retained approximately 87 percent of their as-fabricated strength. In addition, mechanical response testing at Virginia Tech provided a further demonstration of the high level of strain tolerance of the vacuum wound filter elements. Additional testing in the M. W. Kellogg unit at the PSDF has accumulated over 1800 hours of coal firing at temperatures of 760 °C including a severe thermal upset that resulted in the failure of several monolithic oxide elements. No failures of any kind have been reported for the MTI CFCC elements in either of these test campaigns. Additional testing is planned at the M. W. Kellogg unit and Foster Wheeler unit at the PSDF over the next year in order to qualify for consideration for the Lakeland PCFB. Process scale-up issues have been identified and manufacturing plans are being evaluated to meet the needs of future demand.

RICHARD A. WAGNER

1998-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Koch Filter and DOW Teaming Profile  

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Koch Filter Corporation Dow Chemical Koch Filter Corporation Dow Chemical 4411-A Darien Street 2301 Brazosport Boulevard Houston, TX 77028 Freeport, TX 77541 Business: HVAC Filter Manufacturer Business: Chemical Manufacturer Bob Sheppard John Theile Regional Sales Manager Reliability Engineer Phone: 713-672-6550 Phone: 979-238-1894 Email: bobs@kochfilter.com Email: jptheile@dow.com Koch Filter saves Dow $156,000 by improving air flow to turbines Project Scope Koch Filter Corporation evaluated the turbine operation at a Dow Chemical facility. They determined that the gas turbine's air intake system was undersized and pre-filters had an initial resistance that was too high, causing the turbine to be "starved" for air. Koch replaced these filters with a better filter that

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Automatic tuning of continuous-time filters  

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Integrated high-Q continuous-time filters require adaptive tuning circuits that will correct the filter parameters such as center frequency and quality factor (Q). Three different automatic tuning techniques are introduced. In all of the proposed...

Sumesaglam, Taner

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Frequency Filtering Using Nondelineated Thin Films  

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We present a new approach for achieving spatial frequency filtering in the analog domain. Our device, the Thin Film Spatial Filter, is a hybrid structure which combines the strengths of analog VLSI technology with the simplicity of a continuous sheet ...

J. Mcelvain; J. Langan; A. J. Heeger

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waveguide Filter Tutorial Julius O. Smith III  

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Waveguide Filter Tutorial Julius O. Smith III Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics was adapted from the conference paper "Waveguide Filter Tutorial," by J.O. Smith, Proceedings

Smith III, Julius Orion

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An energy recovery filter for HVDC systems  

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The paper investigates the use of a novel filter arrangement for eliminating harmonic instability. The CIGRE benchmark model is selected as the base system. Presented in the paper is an example of harmonic instability which is first eliminated using a conventional low Q filter. Subsequently an energy recovery filter (ER-filter) replaces the conventional low Q filter. It is shown that the ER-filter provides similar performance with a fraction of the power loss when compared with a low Q filter. The dynamic performance of the ER-filter is also demonstrated via the simulations of system start-up and faults. The tool used for this investigation is an electromagnetic transient simulation program.

Jiang, X.; Gole, A.M. (Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced RenewableEnergy Company ARC Energy | Open Energy Information  

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Advanced RenewableEnergy Company ARC Energy Advanced RenewableEnergy Company ARC Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name Advanced RenewableEnergy Company (ARC Energy) Place Nashua, New Hampshire Product New Hampshire-based stealth mode LED substrate manufacture equipment provider which aims to lower the cost of LEDs. Coordinates 42.758365°, -71.464209° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.758365,"lon":-71.464209,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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ArcSafe® with Pulsed Arrested Spark Discharge  

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ArcSafe® ArcSafe® with Pulsed Arrested Spark Discharge  2007 R&D 100 Award Entry Form ArcSafe® with Pulsed Arrested Spark Discharge  Joint Submitters Submitting Organization Sandia National Laboratories PO Box 5800, MS 1181 Albuquerque, NM 87185-1181 USA Larry Schneider Phone: (505) 845-7135 Fax: (505) 845-7685 Email: lxschne@sandia.gov AFFIRMATION: I affirm that all information submitted as a part of, or supplemental to, this entry is a fair and accurate represen- tation of this product. (Signature)______________________________________ Astronics-Advanced Electronic Systems, Inc. 9845 Willows Rd NE City: Redmond State: WA Zip/Postal: 98052-2540 USA Contact Name: Michael Ballas, Program Manager Phone: (425) 895-4304 Fax: (425)702.4930 Email: michael.ballas@astronics.com

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A Miocene Island-Arc Volcanic Seamount- The Takashibiyama Formation,  

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Island-Arc Volcanic Seamount- The Takashibiyama Formation, Island-Arc Volcanic Seamount- The Takashibiyama Formation, Shimane Peninsula, Sw Japan Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Miocene Island-Arc Volcanic Seamount- The Takashibiyama Formation, Shimane Peninsula, Sw Japan Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The Miocene volcanic complex of the Takashibiyama Formation consists largely of subalkali, subaqueous basalt to andesite lavas and andesite to dacite subaqueous volcaniclastic flow deposits. Most of subaqueous lavas are moderately to intensely brecciated with rugged rough surfaces and ramp structures similar to subaerial block lava. Volcaniclastic flow deposits commonly include basalt to andesite lava fragments and/or pyroclastic materials, and are similar in internal

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Voltage flicker prediction for two simultaneously operated ac arc furnaces  

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An EMTP-based arc furnace model was developed for evaluation of flicker concerns associated with supplying a large integrated steel mill as they go from one to two furnace operation and as system changes are implemented that will affect the short circuit capacity at the 230 kV power supply substation. The model includes a dynamic arc representation which is designed to be characteristic of the initial portions of the melt cycle when the arc characteristics are the most variable (worst flicker conditions). The flicker calculations are verified using previous measurements with one furnace operation. Flicker simulations were then performed to evaluate a variety of different possible system strengths with both one and two furnaces in operation. The primary flicker measure used for this study is the unweighted rms value of the fluctuation envelope, expressed as a percentage of the rms line-to-ground voltage magnitude.

Tang, L. [ABB Power T and D Co., Inc., Raleigh, NC (United States)] [ABB Power T and D Co., Inc., Raleigh, NC (United States); Kolluri, S. [Entergy Services, New Orleans, LA (United States)] [Entergy Services, New Orleans, LA (United States); McGranaghan, M.F. [Electrotek Concepts, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States)] [Electrotek Concepts, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

PNNL 331 Building Arc Flash Team Investigation Report  

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On Friday, April 21, 2006, a PNNL electrician was performing repair of an electrical system for the 331 Building chilled water pump (CHWP) No.2, when an electrical arc flash occurred inside a 480V combination motor starter. The electrician was taken to the on-site medical provider for evaluation and was released for return to work without restriction. The electrician was not shocked, but did receive a minor, superficial (first degree) burn on the left wrist. This report, the result of a thorough review by the 331 Building Arc Flash Assessment Team, provides an in-depth look at the steps leading up to the arc-flash and recommendations and opportunities for improvement.

Deichman, Mark L.; Drewrey, John C.; Hodges, Hurtis; Madson, Vernon J.; Minton, Allen L.; Montgomery, Daniel M.; Olson, Marvin E.; Rojas, Pedro H.; Sanan, Sanjay K.; Sharp, Reed D.; Sparks, Bobby R.; Swearingen, Gary L.

2006-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Multipass Arc Lattice Design for Recirculating Linac Muon Accelerators  

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Recirculating linear accelerators (RLA) are the most likely means to achieve rapid acceleration of short-lived muons to multi-GeV energies required for Neutrino Factories and TeV energies required for Muon Colliders. A drawback of this scheme is that a separate return arc is required for each passage of the muons through the linac. In the work described here, a novel arc optics based on a Non-Scaling Fixed Field Alternating Gradient (NSFFAG) lattice is developed, which would provide sufficient momentum acceptance to allow multiple passes (two or more consecutive energies) to be transported in one string of magnets. An RLA with significantly fewer arcs will reduce the cost. We will develop the optics and technical requirements to allow the maximum number of passes by using an adjustable path length to accurately control the returned beam to synchronize with the linac RF phase.

G.M. Wang, R.P. Johnson, S.A. Bogacz, D. Trbojevic

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Cathodic protection deployment on space shuttle solid rocket boosters  

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Corrosion protection of the space shuttle solid rocket boosters incorporates the use of cathodic protection (anodes) in concert with several coatings systems. The SRB design has large carbon/carbon composite (motor nozzle) electrically connected to an aluminum alloy structure. Early in the STS program, the aluminum structures incurred tremendous corrosive attack at coating damage locations due primarily to galvanic coupling with the carbon/carbon nozzle. Also contributing to the galvanic corrosion problem were stainless steel and titanium alloy components housed within the aluminum structures and electrically connected to the aluminum structures. This paper highlights the evolution in the protection of the aluminum structures, providing historical information and summary data from the operation of the corrosion protection systems. Also, data and information are included regarding the evaluation and application of inorganic zinc rich primers to provide anode area on the aluminum structures.

Zook, L.M.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanostructured material for advanced energy storage : magnesium battery cathode development.  

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Magnesium batteries are alternatives to the use of lithium ion and nickel metal hydride secondary batteries due to magnesium's abundance, safety of operation, and lower toxicity of disposal. The divalency of the magnesium ion and its chemistry poses some difficulties for its general and industrial use. This work developed a continuous and fibrous nanoscale network of the cathode material through the use of electrospinning with the goal of enhancing performance and reactivity of the battery. The system was characterized and preliminary tests were performed on the constructed battery cells. We were successful in building and testing a series of electrochemical systems that demonstrated good cyclability maintaining 60-70% of discharge capacity after more than 50 charge-discharge cycles.

Sigmund, Wolfgang M. (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL); Woan, Karran V. (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL); Bell, Nelson Simmons

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal and electrochemical properties of PEO-LiTFSI-Pyr14TFSI-based composite cathodes, incorporating 4 V-class cathode active materials  

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Abstract Poly(ethylene oxide)-lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide N-butyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (PEO-LiTFSI-Pyr14TFSI)-based 4 V-class composite cathodes, incorporating either Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2 or Li(Ni0.8Co0.15Al0.05)O2 were prepared by a hot-pressing process and successively investigated in terms of their morphological, thermal, and electrochemical properties. Thereby, excellent mechanical and thermal properties could be demonstrated for all composite cathodes. The electrochemical performance of truly dry all-solid-state Li/P(EO)10LiTFSI-(Pyr14TFSI)2/composite cathode batteries at temperatures as low as 40 °C revealed high delivered capacities. However, in comparison with LiFePO4, the 4 V-class composite cathodes also indicated much lower capacity retention. In-depth investigations on the interfacial properties of Li(Ni0.8Co0.15Al0.05)O2 composite cathodes revealed a strong dependence on the anodic cut-off potential and the presence of current flow through the cell, whereby different degradation mechanisms could be characterized upon cycling, according to which the finite growth of a surface films at both electrode/polymer electrolyte interfaces inhibited continuous decomposition of the polymer electrolyte even at potentials as high as 4.3 V. Moreover, the presence of Pyr14TFSI in the 4 V-class composite cathodes sustainably reduced the cathode interfacial resistance and presumably diminished the corrosion of the aluminum current collector.

Morten Wetjen; Guk-Tae Kim; Mario Joost; Giovanni B. Appetecchi; Martin Winter; Stefano Passerini

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphite electrode DC arc furnace. Innovative technology summary report  

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The Graphite Electrode DC Arc Furnace (DC Arc) is a high-temperature thermal process, which has been adapted from a commercial technology, for the treatment of mixed waste. A DC Arc Furnace heats waste to a temperature such that the waste is converted into a molten form that cools into a stable glassy and/or crystalline waste form. Hazardous organics are destroyed through combustion or pyrolysis during the process and the majority of the hazardous metals and radioactive components are incorporated in the molten phase. The DC Arc Furnace chamber temperature is approximately 593--704 C and melt temperatures are as high as 1,500 C. The DC Arc system has an air pollution control system (APCS) to remove particulate and volatiles from the offgas. The advantage of the DC Arc is that it is a single, high-temperature thermal process that minimizes the need for multiple treatment systems and for extensive sorting/segregating of large volumes of waste. The DC Arc has the potential to treat a wide range of wastes, minimize the need for sorting, reduce the final waste volumes, produce a leach resistant waste form, and destroy organic contaminants. Although the DC arc plasma furnace exhibits great promise for treating the types of mixed waste that are commonly present at many DOE sites, several data and technology deficiencies were identified by the Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA) regarding this thermal waste processing technique. The technology deficiencies that have been addressed by the current studies include: establishing the partitioning behavior of radionuclides, surrogates, and hazardous metals among the product streams (metal, slag, and offgas) as a function of operating parameters, including melt temperature, plenum atmosphere, organic loading, chloride concentration, and particle size; demonstrating the efficacy of waste product removal systems for slag and metal phases; determining component durability through test runs of extended duration, evaluating the effect of feed composition variations on process operating conditions and slag product performance; and collecting mass balance and operating data to support equipment and instrument design.

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1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impacts of dental filling materials on RapidArc treatment planning and dose delivery: Challenges and solution  

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Purpose: The presence of high-density material in the oral cavity creates dose perturbation in both downstream and upstream directions at the surfaces of dental filling materials (DFM). In this study, the authors have investigated the effect of DFM on head and neck RapidArc treatment plans and delivery. Solutions are proposed to address (1) the issue of downstream dose perturbation, which might cause target under dosage, and (2) to reduce the upstream dose from DFM which may be the primary source of mucositis. In addition, an investigation of the clinical role of a custom-made plastic dental mold/gutter (PDM) in sparing the oral mucosa and tongue reaction is outlined.Methods: The influence of the dental filling artifacts on dose distribution was investigated using a geometrically well-defined head and neck intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) verification phantom (PTW, Freiberg, Germany) with DFM inserts called amalgam, which contained 50% mercury, 25% silver, 14% tin, 8% copper, and 3% other trace metals. Three RapidArc plans were generated in the Varian Eclipse System to treat the oral cavity using the same computer tomography (CT) dataset, including (1) a raw CT image, (2) a streaking artifacts region, which was replaced with a mask of 10 HU, and (3) a 2 cm-thick 6000 HU virtual filter [a volume created in treatment planning system to compensate for beam attenuation, where the thickness of this virtual filter is based on the measured percent depth dose (PDD) data and Eclipse calculation]. The dose delivery for the three plans was verified using Gafchromic-EBT2 film measurements. The custom-made PDM technique to reduce backscatter dose was clinically tested on four head and neck cancer patients (T3, N1, M0) with DFM, two patients with PDM and the other two patients without PDM. The thickness calculation of the PDM toward the mucosa and tongue was purely based on the measured upstream dose. Patients’ with oral mucosal reaction was clinically examined initially and weekly during the course of radiotherapy.Results: For a RapidArc treatment technique, the backscatter dose from the DFM insert was measured to be 9.25 ± 2.17 in the IMRT-verification-phantom. The measured backscatter upstream dose from DFM for a single-field was 22% higher than without the DFM, whereas the downstream dose was lower by 14%. The values of homogeneity index for the plans with and without the application of mask were 0.09 and 0.14, respectively. The calculated mean treatment planning volume (PTV) dose differed from the delivered dose by 13% and was reduced to 2% when using the mask and virtual filter together. A grade 3 mucosa reaction was observed in the control group after 22–24 fractions (44–48 Gy). In contrast, no grade 3 mucositis was observed in the patients wearing the PDM after 25–26 fractions (50–52 Gy).Conclusions: The backscatter from the DFM for a single, parallel-opposed fields, and RapidArc treatment technique was found significant. The application of mask in replacing streaking artifacts can be useful in improving dose homogeneity in the PTV. The use of a virtual filter around the teeth during the planning phase reduces the target underdosage issue in the phantom. Furthermore, a reduction in mucositis is observed in the head and neck patients with the use of PDM.

Mail, Noor; Al-Ghamdi, S.; Saoudi, A. [Princess Norah Oncology Center, National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah 21423, Saudi Arabia and King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Jeddah 21423 (Saudi Arabia)] [Princess Norah Oncology Center, National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah 21423, Saudi Arabia and King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Jeddah 21423 (Saudi Arabia); Albarakati, Y.; Ahmad Khan, M.; Saeedi, F.; Safadi, N. [Princess Norah Oncology Center, National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah 21423 (Saudi Arabia)] [Princess Norah Oncology Center, National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah 21423 (Saudi Arabia)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of electron energy distribution of an arc-discharge H{sup -} ion source with Monte Carlo simulation  

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For optimization and accurate prediction of the amount of H{sup -} ion production in negative ion sources, analysis of electron energy distribution function (EEDF) is necessary. We developed a numerical code which analyzes EEDF in the tandem-type arc-discharge source. It is a three-dimensional Monte Carlo simulation code with the effects of cusp, filter, and extraction magnets. Coulomb collision between electrons is treated with Takizuka's model and several inelastic collisions are treated with null-collision method. We applied this code to the JAEA 10 ampere negative ion source. The numerical result shows that the order of electron density is in good agreement with experimental results. In addition, the obtained EEDF is qualitatively in good agreement with experimental results.

Fujino, I.; Hatayama, A.; Takado, N.; Inoue, T. [Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan); Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 801-1 Mukouyama, Naka 311-0193 (Japan)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTROSTATICALLY ENHANCED BARRIER FILTER COLLECTION  

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This work was performed through the University of North Dakota (UND) Chemical Engineering Department with assistance from UND's Energy & Environmental Research Center. This research was undertaken in response to the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Technology Center Program Solicitation No. DE-PS26-99FT40479, Support of Advanced Coal Research at U.S. Universities and Colleges. Specifically, this research was in support of the UCR Core Program and addressees Topic 1, Improved Hot-Gas Contaminant and Particulate Removal Techniques, introducing an advanced design for particulate removal. Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) offers the potential for very high efficiency and clean electric generation. In IGCC, the product gas from the gasifier needs to be cleaned of particulate matter to avoid erosion and high-temperature corrosion difficulties arising with the turbine blades. Current methods involve cooling the gases to {approx}100 C to condense alkalis and remove sulfur and particulates using conventional scrubber technology. This ''cool'' gas is then directed to a turbine for electric generation. While IGCC has the potential to reach efficiencies of over 50%, the current need to cool the product gas for cleaning prior to firing it in a turbine is keeping IGCC from reaching its full potential. The objective of the current project was to develop a highly reliable particulate collector system that can meet the most stringent turbine requirements and emission standards, can operate at temperatures above 1500 F, is applicable for use with all U.S. coals, is compatible with various sorbent injection schemes for sulfur and alkali control, can be integrated into a variety of configurations for both pressurized gasification and combustion, increases allowable face velocity to reduce filter system capital cost, and is cost-competitive with existing technologies. The collector being developed is a new concept in particulate control called electrostatically enhanced barrier filter collection (EBFC). This concept combines electrostatic precipitation (ESP) with candle filters in a single unit. Similar technology has been recently proven on a commercial scale for atmospheric applications, but needed to be tested at high temperatures and pressures. The synergy obtained by combining the two control technologies into a single system should actually reduce filter system capital and operating costs and make the system more reliable. More specifically, the ESP is expected to significantly reduce candle filter load and also to limit ash reintrainment, allowing for full recovery of baseline pressure drop during backpulsing of the filters.

John Erjavec; Michael D. Mann; Ryan Z. Knutson; Michael L. Swanson; Michael E. Collings

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arc deposition system Sample Search Results  

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in the Asir terrane, which was active between... erosion and deposition in the back-arc basin environment (Camp, 1984). Regional metamorphism in the WBMD... volcanic arc system. J....

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Rates of tectonic and magmatic processes in the North Cascades continental magmatic arc  

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Continental magmatic arcs are among the most dynamic. geologic systems, and documentation of the magmatic, thermal, and tectonic evolution of arcs is essential for understanding the processes of magma generation, ascent ...

Matzel, Jennifer E. Piontek, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARCS FOUNDATION GLOBAL IMPACT AWARD Global Health, Public Good and Graduate Education  

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1 ARCS FOUNDATION GLOBAL IMPACT AWARD Global Health, Public Good and Graduate Education Case the ARCS Foundation Awards Luncheon in Atlanta on November 21, 2013. Application Materials: 1) A letter

Arnold, Jonathan

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Evolution of residual stresses in micro-arc oxidation ceramic coatings on 6061 Al alloy  

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Most researches on micro-arc oxidation mainly focus on the application rather than ... dimensional stability and corrosion resistance, etc. The micro-arc oxidation ceramic coatings are produced on the surfaces .....

Dejiu Shen; Jingrui Cai; Changhong Guo…

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative analysis of methods for ion-plasma sputter deposition and micro-arc oxidation  

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We describe the following advantages of micro-arc oxidation (MAO) over ion-plasma sputter deposition ... of operation by personnel. These advantages make micro-arc oxidation a promising technique for metallurgica...

M. V. Gerasimov

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Numerical modeling of the interaction between an electric arc and a gas flow  

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The interaction between an equilibrium arc discharge and a gas (air or argon) ... The dynamics and the special features of the electric arc formation are studied for both gases. In the air the electrically conduc...

E. N. Vasil’ev; D. A. Nesterov

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Optimization of NH3 Decomposition by Control of Discharge Mode in a Rotating Arc  

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In this study, the characteristic behavior of a rotating arc was investigated. Various modes, depending on the electric power supplied, can be observed in a rotating arc. Each mode produces different discharge ch...

Dae Hoon Lee; Kwan-Tae Kim; Hee Seok Kang…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Sliding electric arc discharge as a means of aircraft trajectory control  

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The dynamics of sliding electric arc discharge and the formation of shock waves in the stages of leader motion and the electric arc development in a supersonic air flow behind ... (bar). The air flow in the discharge

V. S. Aksenov; V. V. Golub; S. A. Gubin; V. P. Efremov…

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Growth Conditions of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Arc Discharge  

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Growth Conditions of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Arc Discharge ... Preparation conditions for large-scale synthesis of double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) by using electric arc discharge were examined. ...

Yahachi Saito; Takanori Nakahira; Sashiro Uemura

2003-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

446

Mechanism of current redistribution between jets in a double-jet electric arc  

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Characteristics of a double-jet electric arc have been determined by numerical simulation of ... plasma electrodes, along which the character of arc discharge changes from self-sustained to non-self-...

E. B. Kulumbaev; T. B. Nikulicheva

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Parameters of free-burning arc discharge plasma in air with silver-based electrodes  

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We have used optical spectroscopy to study the radial temperature profiles for an electric arc plasma between silver electrodes and electrodes made ... . We established that the parameters of the arc discharge pl...

I. L. Babich; A. N. Veklich; L. A. Kryachko…

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Dependence of thermal destabilization of electric-arc plasma in an air flow on discharge conditions  

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The effect of the conditions of electric-arc burning in an air flow on the ... processes in the development of instability in an arc-discharge column is shown.

V. N. Borisyuk; S. V. Goncharik…

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

E-Print Network 3.0 - arc box test Sample Search Results  

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box test Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: arc box test Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Fat arcs for implicitly defined curves Szilvia...

450

A static voltage-current characteristic for the low current DC arc  

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systems has failed to detect arcing faults numerous times with disastrous consequences. The fault leaves a charred furrow, known as the ''arc track'', through Kapton cable insulation. Tests by NASA and others have confirmed that the average circuit...

Moores, Gregory Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

451

E-Print Network 3.0 - arc protection class Sample Search Results  

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in a GIS: A Bidirectional Link between ArcView 2.0TM and XGobi Summary: . The XGobi remote proce- dures callable from within ArcView 2.0 can be grouped into two classes. One...

452

E-Print Network 3.0 - arc routing problem Sample Search Results  

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Search Sample search results for: arc routing problem Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 GIS by ESRITM What is ArcGIS Summary: allocation) Solving complex routing problems Querying...

453

E-Print Network 3.0 - arc weld-surfacing process Sample Search...  

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of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky Collection: Engineering 3 GIS by ESRITM What is ArcGIS Summary: PlotTM, ArcEditTM, and so on). Geo- processing Map...

454

Cation-substituted spinel oxide and oxyfluoride cathodes for lithium ion batteries  

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The present invention includes compositions and methods of making cation-substituted and fluorine-substituted spinel cathode compositions by firing a LiMn.sub.2-y-zLi.sub.yM.sub.zO.sub.4 oxide with NH.sub.4HF.sub.2 at low temperatures of between about 300 and 700.degree. C. for 2 to 8 hours and a .eta. of more than 0 and less than about 0.50, mixed two-phase compositions consisting of a spinel cathode and a layered oxide cathode, and coupling them with unmodified or surface modified graphite anodes in lithium ion cells.

Manthiram, Arumugam; Choi, Wongchang

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

455

Polymer–Graphene Nanocomposites as Ultrafast-Charge and -Discharge Cathodes for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries  

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Electroactive polymers are a new generation of 'green' cathode materials for rechargeable lithium batteries. We have developed nanocomposites combining graphene with two promising polymer cathode materials, poly(anthraquinonyl sulfide) and polyimide, to improve their high-rate performance. The polymer-graphene nanocomposites were synthesized through a simple in-situ polymerization in the presence of graphene sheets. The highly dispersed graphene sheets in the nanocomposite drastically enhanced the electronic conductivity and allowed the electrochemical activity of the polymer cathode to be efficiently utilized. This allows for ultrafast charging and discharging - the composite can deliver more than 100 mAh/g within just a few seconds.

Song, Zhiping; Xu, Terrence (Tianren) [Tianren; Gordin, Mikhail; Jiang, Yingbing; Bae, In-Tae; Xiao, Qiangfeng; Zhan, Hui; Liu, Jun; Wang, Donghai

2012-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

456

IN-SITU XRD OF OPERATING LSFC CATHODES: DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ANALYTICAL CAPABILITY  

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A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) research capability has been developed that facilitates measuring the electrochemical performance of an operating SOFC while simultaneously performing x-ray diffraction on its cathode. The evolution of this research tool’s development is discussed together with a description of the instrumentation used for in-situ x-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements of operating SOFC cathodes. The challenges that were overcome in the process of developing this capability, which included seals and cathode current collectors, are described together with the solutions that are presently being applied to mitigate them.

Hardy, John S.; Templeton, Jared W.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

2012-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

457

Free Energy for Protonation Reaction in Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Materials  

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Free Energy for Protonation Reaction in Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Materials ... The electrochemically inert layered defect-rocksalt compound Li2MnO3 has been structurally integrated with more electrochemically active layered compounds in order to enhance Li-ion-battery cathode stability. ... Cathodes of the material had a discharge capacity of 200 mA-h/g, based on the mass of the Li-Mn oxide; an electrode capacity of >140 mA-h/g was achieved on cycling in a room-temp. ...

R. Benedek; M. M. Thackeray; A. van de Walle

2008-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

458

ACTIVE CATHODES FOR SUPER-HIGH POWER DENSITY SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS THROUGH SPACE CHARGE EFFECTS  

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This report summarizes the work done during the third quarter of the project. Effort was directed in two areas: (1) Further development of the model on the role of connectivity on ionic conductivity of porous bodies, including the role of grain boundaries, and its relationship to cathode polarization. Included indirectly through the grain boundary effect is the effect of space charge. (2) Synthesis of LSC + SDC composite cathode powders by combustion synthesis. (3) Fabrication and testing of anode-supported single cells made using synthesized LSC + ScDC composite cathodes.

Anil V. Virkar

2003-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

459

The evidence of cathodic micro-discharges during plasma electrolytic oxidation process  

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Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) processing of EV31 magnesium alloy has been carried out in fluoride containing electrolyte under bipolar pulse current regime. Unusual PEO cathodic micro-discharges have been observed and investigated. It is shown that the cathodic micro-discharges exhibit a collective intermittent behavior, which is discussed in terms of charge accumulations at the layer/electrolyte and layer/metal interfaces. Optical emission spectroscopy is used to determine the electron density (typ. 10{sup 15}?cm{sup ?3}) and the electron temperature (typ. 7500?K) while the role of F{sup ?} anions on the appearance of cathodic micro-discharges is pointed out.

Nominé, A., E-mail: alexandre.nomine@univ-lorraine.fr [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198 CNRS, Université de Lorraine, Parc de Saurupt, 54011 Nancy (France); National Institute of Science and Technology “MISiS,” 4, Leninskij Prospekt, Moscow 119049 (Russian Federation); Martin, J.; Noël, C.; Henrion, G.; Belmonte, T. [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198 CNRS, Université de Lorraine, Parc de Saurupt, 54011 Nancy (France); Bardin, I. V.; Kovalev, V. L.; Rakoch, A. G. [National Institute of Science and Technology “MISiS,” 4, Leninskij Prospekt, Moscow 119049 (Russian Federation)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

460

Development of a Plasma Arc Manufacturing Process and Machine to Create Metal Oxide Particles in Water From Wire Feedstock.  

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??A plasma arc erosion process can be used to create metal and metal oxide particles in the ultra-fine size range (<70 um). An electric arc… (more)

George, Jonathan Alan 1983-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Ceramic hot-gas filter  

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A ceramic hot-gas candle filter having a porous support of filament-wound oxide ceramic yarn at least partially surrounded by a porous refractory oxide ceramic matrix, and a membrane layer on at least one surface thereof. The membrane layer may be on the outer surface, the inner surface, or both the outer and inner surface of the porous support. The membrane layer may be formed of an ordered arrangement of circularly wound, continuous filament oxide ceramic yarn, a ceramic filler material which is less permeable than the filament-wound support structure, or some combination of continuous filament and filler material. A particularly effective membrane layer features circularly wound filament with gaps intentionally placed between adjacent windings, and a filler material of ceramic particulates uniformly distributed throughout the gap region. The filter can withstand thermal cycling during backpulse cleaning and is resistant to chemical degradation at high temperatures.

Connolly, Elizabeth Sokolinski (Wilmington, DE); Forsythe, George Daniel (Landenberg, PA); Domanski, Daniel Matthew (New Castle, DE); Chambers, Jeffrey Allen (Hockessin, DE); Rajendran, Govindasamy Paramasivam (Boothwyn, PA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Ceramic hot-gas filter  

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A ceramic hot-gas candle filter is described having a porous support of filament-wound oxide ceramic yarn at least partially surrounded by a porous refractory oxide ceramic matrix, and a membrane layer on at least one surface thereof. The membrane layer may be on the outer surface, the inner surface, or both the outer and inner surface of the porous support. The membrane layer may be formed of an ordered arrangement of circularly wound, continuous filament oxide ceramic yarn, a ceramic filler material which is less permeable than the filament-wound support structure, or some combination of continuous filament and filler material. A particularly effective membrane layer features circularly wound filament with gaps intentionally placed between adjacent windings, and a filler material of ceramic particulates uniformly distributed throughout the gap region. The filter can withstand thermal cycling during back pulse cleaning and is resistant to chemical degradation at high temperatures.

Connolly, E.S.; Forsythe, G.D.; Domanski, D.M.; Chambers, J.A.; Rajendran, G.P.

1999-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

463

Effect of Micro Arc Oxidation Coatings on Corrosion Resistance of 6061-Al Alloy  

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In the present study, the corrosion behavior of micro arc oxidation (MAO) coatings deposited at two current...

Nitin P. Wasekar; A. Jyothirmayi…

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Cyclic Strength of Titanium Alloys, Anodized under Micro-Arc Conditions, in Sea Water  

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The durability of titanium alloys having undergone micro-arc oxidation and then exposed to sea water is...

G. A. Lavrushin; S. V. Gnedenkov; P. S. Gordienko…

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Ozone Removal by Filters Containing Activated Carbon: A Pilot Study  

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used as the only filter in a HVAC system, in this buildingair conditioning (HVAC) system. Filters containing 300 g of

Fisk, William

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Filter for isotopic alteration of mercury vapor  

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A filter for enriching the .sup.196 Hg content of mercury, including a reactor, a low pressure electric discharge lamp containing a fill of mercury and an inert gas. A filter is arranged concentrically around the lamp. The reactor is arranged around said filter, whereby radiation from said lamp passes through the filter and into said reactor. The lamp, the filter and the reactor are formed of quartz, and are transparent to ultraviolet light. The .sup.196 Hg concentration in the mercury fill is less than that which is present in naturally occurring mercury, that is less than about 0.146 atomic weight percent. Hydrogen is also included in the fill and serves as a quenching gas in the filter, the hydrogen also serving to prevent disposition of a dark coating on the interior of the filter.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); George, William A. (Gloucestor, MA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Filter for isotopic alteration of mercury vapor  

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A filter is described for enriching the [sup 196]Hg content of mercury, including a reactor, a low pressure electric discharge lamp containing a fill of mercury and an inert gas. A filter is arranged concentrically around the lamp. The reactor is arranged around said filter, whereby radiation from said lamp passes through the filter and into said reactor. The lamp, the filter and the reactor are formed of quartz, and are transparent to ultraviolet light. The [sup 196]Hg concentration in the mercury fill is less than that which is present in naturally occurring mercury, that is, less than about 0.146 atomic weight percent. Hydrogen is also included in the fill and serves as a quenching gas in the filter, the hydrogen also serving to prevent disposition of a dark coating on the interior of the filter. 9 figs.

Grossman, M.W.; George, W.A.

1989-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

468

Evaluation of HEPA filter service life  

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Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS), has approximately 10,000 High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters installed in a variety of filter plenums. These ventilation/filtration plenum systems are used to control the release of airborne particulate contaminates to the environment during normal operations and potential accidents. This report summarizes the results of destructive and non-destructive tests on HEPA filters obtained from a wide variety of ages and service conditions. These tests were performed to determine an acceptable service life criteria for HEPA filters used at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). A total of 140 filters of various ages (1972 to 1996) and service history (new, aged unused, used) were tested. For the purpose of this report, filter age from manufacture date/initial test date to the current sample date was used, as opposed to the actual time a filter was installed in an operating system.

Fretthold, J.K.; Stithem, A.R.

1997-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

469

Proposal of an Arc Detection Technique Based on RF Measurements for the ITER ICRF Antenna  

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RF arc detection is a key operational and safety issue for the ICRF system on ITER. Indeed the high voltages inside the antenna put it at risk of arcing, which could cause substantial damage. This paper describes the various possibilities explored by circuit simulation and the strategy now considered to protect the ITER ICRF antenna from RF arcs.

Huygen, S.; Dumortier, P.; Durodie, F.; Messiaen, A.; Vervier, M.; Vrancken, M. [LPP/ERM-KMS, Association EURATOM-Belgian State, Brussels (Belgium); Wooldridge, E. [EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre (United Kingdom)

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

470

Electric Arc Locator in Photovoltaic Power Systems Using Advanced Signal Processing Techniques  

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in detecting the partial discharges associated with the production of an electric arc in a high voltage power in fault detection and localization. In [1] we have shown that electric arc (or partial dischargeElectric Arc Locator in Photovoltaic Power Systems Using Advanced Signal Processing Techniques

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

471

EDFA Gain Flattening Using Long-Period Fibre Gratings Based on the Electric Arc Technique  

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of new stresses during the electric arc discharges as the main mechanism for their formation [5]. #12EDFA Gain Flattening Using Long-Period Fibre Gratings Based on the Electric Arc Technique O. Frazão of the long-period fibre grating is based on the electric arc technique. 1. Introduction. The gain flattening

Haddadi, Hamed

472

Sediment Budget Analysis System (SBAS) for ArcGIS 10 -User's Guide Page 1 of 49  

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Sediment Budget Analysis System (SBAS) for ArcGIS 10 - User's Guide Page 1 of 49 CESAM-OPJ-GIS Document current as of March 28, 2012 10:27 AM Sediment Budget Analysis System (SBAS) for ArcGIS 10 User's Guide D R AFT #12;Sediment Budget Analysis System (SBAS) for ArcGIS 10 - User's Guide Page 2 of 49 CESAM

US Army Corps of Engineers

473

Sediment Budget Analysis System (SBAS) for ArcGIS 10 -User's Guide Page 1 of 50  

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Sediment Budget Analysis System (SBAS) for ArcGIS 10 - User's Guide Page 1 of 50 CESAM-OPJ-GIS Document current as of June 27, 2012 10:09 AM Sediment Budget Analysis System (SBAS) for ArcGIS 10 User's Guide D R AFT #12;Sediment Budget Analysis System (SBAS) for ArcGIS 10 - User's Guide Page 2 of 50 CESAM

US Army Corps of Engineers

474

Anode Sheath Switching in a Carbon Nanotube Arc Plasma  

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The anode ablation rate is investigated as a function of anode diameter for a carbon nanotube arc plasma. It is found that anomalously high ablation occurs for small anode diameters. This result is explained by the formation of a positive anode sheath. The increased ablation rate due to this positive anode sheath could imply greater production rate for carbon nanotubes.

Abe Fetterman, Yevgeny Raitses, and Michael Keidar

2008-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

475

A Distributed Arc-Consistency Algorithm T. Nguyen, Y. Deville  

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cient way of tackling constraint satisfaction problems (CSP). In particular, various arc and hardware design. Informally, a CSP is com- posed of a nite set of variables, each of which is taking values the variables can simultaneously take. Resolving a CSP consists in nding one or all complete assignments

Deville, Yves

476

A Generic ArcConsistency Algorithm and its Specializations 1  

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con­ straint satisfaction problems (CSP). In particular, various arc­consistency algorithms have been constraints) and d is the size of the largest domain. Being applicable to the whole class of (binary) CSP as constraint satisfaction problems (CSP). A CSP is defined by a finite set of variables taking values from

Deville, Yves

477

A Generic Arc-Consistency Algorithm and its Specializations1  

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satisfaction problems (CSP). In particular, various arc-consistency algorithms have been proposed, originating is the size of the largest domain. Being applicable to the whole class of (binary) CSP, these algorithms do satisfaction problems (CSP). A CSP is de ned by a nite set of variables taking values from nite domains

Deville, Yves

478

Preparation and characterization of Pt/C catalysts for PEMFC cathode: effect of different reduction methods  

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Three Pt/C catalysts for PEMFC cathode were prepared by impregnation-reduction method using...4, and N2H4...as reductant, respectively, and characterized by BET, CV and XRD. The effect of reduction methods on the...

Jianlu Zhang; Xiaoli Wang; Chuan Wu…

479

Organic photovoltaic devices with the bilayer cathode interfacial structure of pyromellitic dianhydride and lithium fluoride  

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In this study, we fabricated and characterized an organic photovoltaic (OPV) device with a pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA)/lithium fluoride (LiF) cathode interfacial layer between poly(3-hexylthiophene?2,5-diyl)(P3HT)+[6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) and Al. Compared to the OPV device with a LiF-only cathode interfacial layer having a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 2.7%, the OPV device with the bilayer cathode interfacial structure [PMDA (0.3 nm)/LiF (0.7 nm)] exhibited a reduced resistance and a PCE value enhanced to 3.9% under an illumination condition of 100 mW cm?2 (AM1.5). The observed improvement of the OPV characteristics was attributed to the reduced leakage current of the device by the bilayer cathode interfacial layer.

Eunkyoung Nam; Seungsik Oh; Donggeun Jung; Hyoungsub Kim; Heeyeop Chae; Junsin Yi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Designing cathodic protection systems for marine structures and vehicles. ASTM special technical publication 1370  

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Cathodic protection is an important method of protecting structures and ships from the corrosive effects of seawater. Poor designs can be far more costly to implement than optimal designs, Improper design can cause overprotection, with resulting paint blistering and accelerated corrosion of some alloys, underprotection, with resultant structure corrosion, or stray current corrosion of nearby structures. The first ASTM symposium specifically aimed at cathodic protection in seawater was intended to compile all the criteria and philosophy for designing both sacrificial and impressed current cathodic protection systems for structures and vehicles in seawater. The papers which are included in this STP are significant in that they summarize the major seawater cathodic protection system design philosophies. Papers have been processed separately for inclusion on the database.

Hack, H.P. [ed.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Cathode materials for lithium ion batteries prepared by sol-gel methods  

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Improving the preparation technology and electrochemical performance of cathode materials for lithium ion batteries is a current major focus of research and development in the areas of materials, power sources...

H. Liu; Y. P. Wu; E. Rahm; R. Holze; H. Q. Wu

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Graphene-based composites as cathode materials for lithium ion batteries  

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Owing to the superior mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties, graphene was a perfect candidate to improve the performance of lithium ion batteries. Herein, we review the recent advances in graphene-based composites and their application as cathode ...

Libao Chen; Ming Zhang; Weifeng Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

SURFACE RECONSTRUCTION AND CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF STOICHIOMETRIC LAYERED CATHODE MATERIALS FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES  

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CATHODE MATERIALS FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES Feng Lin, 1*As shown in Figure 2, in lithium-metal half-cells, capacitypredominantly occurs along the lithium diffusion channels,

Lin, Feng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Energy Novel Cathode / Alloy Automotive Cell  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by 3M at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high energy novel cathode / alloy...

485

SURFACE SEGREGATION STUDIES OF SOFC CATHODES: COMBINING SOFT X-RAYS AND ELECTROCHEMICAL IMPEDENCE SPECTROSCOPY  

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A system to grow heteroepitaxial thin-films of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cathodes on single crystal substrates was developed. The cathode composition investigated was 20% strontium-doped lanthanum manganite (LSM) grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on single crystal (111) yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) substrates. By combining electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) with x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) and x-ray absorption spectroscopy XAS measurements, we conclude that electrically driven cation migration away from the two-phase gas-cathode interface results in improved electrochemical performance. Our results provide support to the premise that the removal of surface passivating phases containing Sr2+ and Mn2+, which readily form at elevated temperatures even in O2 atmospheric pressures, is responsible for the improved cathodic performance upon application of a bias.

Miara, Lincoln J.; Piper, L.F.J.; Davis, Jacob N.; Saraf, Laxmikant V.; Kaspar, Tiffany C.; Basu, Soumendra; Smith, K. E.; Pal, Uday B.; Gopalan, Srikanth

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Hafnium metallocene compounds used as cathode interfacial layers for enhanced electron transfer in organic solar cells  

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We have used hafnium metallocene compounds as cathode interfacial layers for organic solar cells [OSCs]. A metallocene compound consists of...6, 6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester, bis-(ethylcyclopentadienyl...

Keunhee Park; Seungsik Oh; Donggeun Jung; Heeyeop Chae…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Polyaniline: characterization as a cathode active material in rechargeable batteries in aqueous electrolytes  

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An analytically pure form of chemically synthesized polyaniline having the emeraldine oxidation state has been used as a cathode active material together with a Zn anode in the...2 electrolyte (pH?4). The experim...

N. L. D. Somasiri; A. G. Macdiarmid

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

LiCoO2-and LiMn2O4-based composite cathode materials  

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We have prepared composite cathode materials based on two electrochemically active compounds, LiCoO2 and LiMn2O4..., and investigated their properties. The results indicate that the discharge capacities of all th...

Ya. V. Shatilo; E. V. Makhonina; V. S. Pervov; V. S. Dubasova…

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Hydrous oxide species as inhibitors of oxygen reduction at platinum activated fuel cell cathodes  

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The successful development of a methanol/air fuel cell requires optimum performance of the air/ oxygen cathode at about 0.8 V vs RHE. ... oxygen gas reduction on platinum (the best electrocatalyst for this reacti...

L. D. Burke; J. K. Casey; J. A. Morrissey…

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Approaches to methanol-tolerant air cathodes for methanol-air fuel cells  

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The achievement of truly methanol-tolerant oxygen cathodes will greatly assist the development of direct methanol-air fuel cells, because the cathode performance will not be affected by the presence of methanol or its oxidation products, which can diffuse across the cell from the anode. In addition, methanol will not be consumed at the cathode. Although platinum-based oxygen cathodes can continue to perform well in the presence of methanol under certain conditions, methanol can be consumed rapidly at such electrodes. Oxygen electrocatalysts were examined in the present work which are largely inactive for methanol oxidation and are also not affected significantly by the presence of methanol. These included heat-treated transition metal macrocycles and hydrated ruthenium dioxide. The most promising electrocatalyst examines thus far is heat-treated iron tetramethoxyphenylporphyrin supported on high area carbon.

Tryk, D.A.; Gupta, S.L.; Aldred, W.H.; Yeager, E.B. [Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

491

Study of Anodic and Cathodic Catalysts for Water Electrolysis Activation of Membranes and Diaphragms  

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Optimization of the anodic and cathodic catalysts developed under the previous contract 067–76-EHI, with a view to identifying the best candidate for alkaline and acid electrolysis at temperatures up to 140°C,...

Placido M. Spaziante

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Thermal instabilities of organic carbonates with discharged cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries  

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Thermal instability of lithiated cathode materials with organic...4, LiMn2O4, and LiCoO2...were mixed with diethyl carbonate, dimethyl carbonate, ethylene carbonate, ethyl methyl carbonate, and propylene carbonat...

Wei-Jie Ou; Chen-Shan Kao; Yih-Shing Duh…

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Advanced Lithium Battery Cathodes Using Dispersed Carbon Fibers as the Current Collector  

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To fabricate LiFePO4 battery cathodes, highly conductive carbon fibers of 10-20 m in diameter have been used to replace a conventional aluminum (Al) foil current collector. This disperses the current collector throughout the cathode sheet and increases the contact area with the LiFePO4 (LFP) particles. In addition, the usual organic binder plus carbon-black can be replaced by a high temperature binder of <5 weight % carbonized petroleum pitch (P-pitch). Together these replacements increase the specific energy density and energy per unit area of the electrode. Details of the coating procedure, characterization and approach for maximizing the energy density are discussed. In a side-by-side comparison with conventional cathodes sheets of LFP on Al foil, the carbon fiber composite cathodes have a longer cycle life, higher thermal stability, and high capacity utilization with little sacrifice of the rate performance.

Martha, Surendra K [ORNL; Kiggans, Jim [ORNL; Nanda, Jagjit [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supply and demand in the material recovery system for cathode ray tube glass  

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This paper presents an analysis of the material recovery system for leaded glass from cathode ray tubes (CRTs). In particular, the global mass flow of primary and secondary CRT glass and the theoretical capacities for using ...

Nadeau, Marie-Claude

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High-voltage pulsed discharge in an electron source with a plasma cathode  

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The nature of and mechanism for producing a high-voltage discharge in an electron source with a plasma cathode are investigated. The possibility of generating pulsed electron currents with an amplitude of 103–104

S. P. Bugaev; F. Ya. Zagulov

1973-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Plasma-Cathode Electron Source for Ribbon-Beam Generation at Forevacuum Pressures  

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A plasma electron source producing a ribbon beam at pressures of ... cathode is used as a plasma generator. Electrons are extracted through the emission slit in ... covered by a metal mesh. The maximum electron-b...

V. A. Burdovitsin; Yu. A. Burachevskii…

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical Performance and Stability of the Cathode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells IV. On the Ohmic loss in anode supported button cells with LSM or LSCF cathodes  

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Anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with a variety of YSZ electrolyte thicknesses were fabricated by tape casting and lamination. The preparation of the YSZ electrolyte tapes with various thicknesses was accomplished by using doctor blades with different gaps between the precision machined, polished blade and the casting surface. The green tape was cut into discs, sintered at 1385°C for 2 h, and subsequently creep-flattened at 1350°C for 2 h. Either LSCF with an SDC interlayer or LSM+YSZ composite was used as the cathode material for the fuel cells. The ohmic resistances of these anode-supported fuel cells were characterized by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy at temperatures from 500°C to 750°C. A linear relationship was found between the ohmic resistance of the fuel cell and the YSZ electrolyte thickness at all the measuring temperatures for both LSCF and LSM+YSZ cathode fuel cells. The ionic conductivities of the YSZ electrolyte, derived for the fuel cells with LSM+YSZ or LSCF cathodes, were independent of the cathode material and cell configuration. The ionic conductivities of the YSZ electrolyte was slightly lower than that of the bulk material, possibly due to Ni-doping into the electrolyte. The fuel cell with a SDC interlayer and LSCF cathode showed larger intercept resistance than the fuel cell with LSM+YSZ cathode, which was possibly due to the imperfect contact between the SDC interlayer and the YSZ electrolyte and the migration of Zr into the SDC interlayer to form an insulating solid solution during cell fabrication. Calculations of the contribution of the YSZ electrolyte to the total ohmic resistance showed that YSZ was still a satisfactory electrolyte at temperatures above 650°C. Explorations should be directed to reduce the intercept resistance to achieve significant improvement in cell performance.

Lu, Zigui; Zhou, Xiao Dong; Templeton, Jared W.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

2010-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathode Contact Materials for Anode-Supported Cell Development - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

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Cathode Contact Materials for Anode- Cathode Contact Materials for Anode- Supported Cell Development- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Background The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is to advance energy options to fuel our economy, strengthen our security, and improve our environment. With the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA), NETL is leading the research, development, and demonstration of solid oxide

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Graphene Cathode-Based ZnO Nanowire Hybrid Solar Cells  

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Graphene Cathode-Based ZnO Nanowire Hybrid Solar Cells ... On the basis of this structure, we then demonstrate graphene cathode-based hybrid solar cells using two different photoactive materials, PbS quantum dots and the conjugated polymer P3HT, with AM 1.5G power conversion efficiencies of 4.2% and 0.5%, respectively, approaching the performance of ITO-based devices with similar architectures. ... graphene; ZnO nanowires; solar cells; ITO ...

Hyesung Park; Sehoon Chang; Joel Jean; Jayce J. Cheng; Paulo T. Araujo; Mingsheng Wang; Moungi G. Bawendi; Mildred S. Dresselhaus; Vladimir Bulovi?; Jing Kong; Silvija Grade?ak

2012-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional effects of liquid water flooding in the cathode of a PEM fuel cell  

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. Researchers all over the world are focusing on optimizing this system to be cost competitive with energy conversion devices currently available. It is a well known fact that the cathode of the PEM fuel cell is the performance limiting component due...THREE DIMENSIONAL EFFECTS OF LIQUID WATER FLOODING IN THE CATHODE OF A PEM FUEL CELL by Dilip Natarajan and Trung Van Nguyen* Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045, USA Submitted...

Natarajan, Dilip; Van Nguyen, Trung

2003-03-27T23:59:59.000Z