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A theoretical and empirical exploration into the heterogeneous fragility of Chilean firms and workplaces  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This dissertation consists of three essays on the heterogeneous reactions of firms to shocks, with particular empirical applications to the Chilean economy. The first essay presents a model of heterogeneity in an economy ...

Landerretche, Oscar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular-level Design of Heterogeneous Chiral Catalysts  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Understanding and controlling selectivity is one of the key challenges in heterogeneous catalysis. Among problems in catalytic selectivity enantioselectivity is perhaps the most the most challenging. The primary goal of the project on “Molecular-level Design of Heterogeneous Chiral Catalysts” is to understand the origins of enantioselectivity on chiral heterogeneous surfaces and catalysts. The efforts of the project team include preparation of chiral surfaces, characterization of chiral surfaces, experimental detection of enantioselectivity on such surfaces and computational modeling of the interactions of chiral probe molecules with chiral surfaces. Over the course of the project period the team of PI’s has made some of the most detailed and insightful studies of enantioselective chemistry on chiral surfaces. This includes the measurement of fundamental interactions and reaction mechanisms of chiral molecules on chiral surfaces and leads all the way to rationale design and synthesis of chiral surfaces and materials for enantioselective surface chemistry. The PI’s have designed and prepared new materials for enantioselective adsorption and catalysis. Naturally Chiral Surfaces • Completion of a systematic study of the enantiospecific desorption kinetics of R-3-methylcyclohexanone (R-3-MCHO) on 9 achiral and 7 enantiomeric pairs of chiral Cu surfaces with orientations that span the stereographic triangle. • Discovery of super-enantioselective tartaric acid (TA) and aspartic acid (Asp) decomposition as a result of a surface explosion mechanism on Cu(643)R&S. Systematic study of super-enantiospecific TA and Asp decomposition on five enantiomeric pairs of chiral Cu surfaces. • Initial observation of the enantiospecific desorption of R- and S-propylene oxide (PO) from Cu(100) imprinted with {3,1,17} facets by L-lysine adsorption. Templated Chiral Surfaces • Initial observation of the enantiospecific desorption of R- and S-PO from Pt(111) and Pd(111) modified by a variety of chiral templates. • Demonstrated enantioselective separation of racemic PO on chemically synthesized chiral gold nanoparticles. • Discovery of zwitterionic adsorption states of amino acids on Pd(111). • First structure determinations of adsorbed amino acids and identification of tetrameric chiral template structures. • Exploration of the enantiospecific interaction of PO and R-3-MCHO adsorption on chirally modified Cu(100), Cu(110) and Cu(111). One-to-One Interactions • Determination of cinchona orientation on Pt surfaces in situ at the solid-liquid interface using FT-IRAS. • Systematic study of the influence of solution properties on the adsorption of modified cinchonas alkaloids onto Pt surfaces. • Correlation of cinchona adsorption with catalytic activity, as affected by concentration, the nature of the solvent, and dissolved gases in the liquid phase. • Measurement of enantioselective chemisorption on 1-(1-naphthyl) ethylamine (NEA) modified Pt(111) and Pd(111) surfaces. • Imaging of chiral docking complexes between NEA and methyl pyruvate on Pd(111). Chiral Catalyst Synthesis • Anchoring of cinchona alkaloid to surfaces • Synthesis of chiral Au nanoparticles and demonstration of their enantiospecific interactions with R- and S-PO. • Elucidation of the driving forces for chiral imprinting of Cu(100) by L- and D-lysine to form Cu(3,1,17)R&S facets.

Gellman, Andrew John [Carnegie Mellon University; Sholl, David S. [Georgia Institute of Technology; Tysoe, Wilfred T. [University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Zaera, Francisco [University of California at Riverside

2013-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular-Level Design of Heterogeneous Chiral Catalysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The following is a proposal to continue our multi-institutional research on heterogeneous chiral catalysis. Our team combines the use of surface-sensitive analytical techniques for the characterization of model systems with quantum and statistical mechanical calculations to interpret experimental data and guide the design of future research. Our investigation focuses on the interrelation among the three main mechanisms by which enantioselectivity can be bestowed to heterogeneous catalysts, namely: (1) by templating chirality via the adsorption of chiral supramolecular assemblies, (2) by using chiral modifiers capable of forming chiral complexes with the reactant and force enantioselective surface reactions, and (3) by forming naturally chiral surfaces using imprinting chiral agents. Individually, the members of our team are leaders in these various aspects of chiral catalysis, but the present program provides the vehicle to generate and exploit the synergies necessary to address the problem in a comprehensive manner. Our initial work has advanced the methodology needed for these studies, including an enantioselective titration procedure to identify surface chiral sites, infrared spectroscopy in situ at the interface between gases or liquids and solids to mimic realistic catalytic conditions, and DFT and Monte Carlo algorithms to simulate and understand chirality on surfaces. The next step, to be funded by the monies requested in this proposal, is to apply those methods to specific problems in chiral catalysis, including the identification of the requirements for the formation of supramolecular surface structures with enantioselective behavior, the search for better molecules to probe the chiral nature of the modified surfaces, the exploration of the transition from supramolecular to one-to-one chiral modification, the correlation of the adsorption characteristics of one-to-one chiral modifiers with their physical properties, in particular with their configuration, and the development of ways to imprint chiral centers on achiral solid surfaces. Chiral catalysis is not only a problem of great importance in its own right, but also the ultimate test of how to control selectivity in catalysis. The time is ripe for fundamental work in heterogeneous chiral catalysis to provide the U.S. with a leadership role in developing the next generation of catalytic processes for medicinal and agrochemical manufacturing. Our team provides the required expertise for a synergistic and comprehensive integration of physical and chemical experimentation with solid state and molecular reactivity theories to solve this problem.

Francisco Zaera

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous System-Level Cosimulation with SDL Per Bjurus*  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to the design. Today the situation is changing, and requires a system level integration of control and data to assess the interaction of these two parts in an early design phase. Detector User Interface Control Logic-processing unit, a user interface, a system supervision unit, control logic, and a display. The user interface

Jantsch, Axel

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Essays on regional and firm-level productivity, military spending, and technology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Statistics (BLS) Current Employment Statistics (CES) AnnualLabor Statistics Current Employment Statistics survey. Theregional employment, and state-level patent statistics are

Goudie, Bryan Daniel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lake Level Controlled Sedimentological I Heterogenity of Oil Shale, Upper Green River  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Chapter 3 Lake Level Controlled Sedimentological 1:'_i 'I I Heterogenity of Oil Shale, Upper Green email: mgani@uno.edu t",. The Green River Formation comprises the world's largest deposit of oil-shale characterization of these lacustrine oil-shale deposits in the subsurface is lacking. This study analyzed ~300 m

Gani, M. Royhan

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A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Firm Resources and Industry Characteristics on Firm-Specific Profitability  

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Using a dynamic heterogeneous panel data model, we examine the relationship between firm-specific resources (corporate management capabilities, employee value-added and technological competence) and firm-specific profitability ...

Acquaah, Moses; Chi, Tailan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Windy Gap Firming Project  

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Infrastructure projects Interconnection OASIS OATT Windy Gap Firming Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement, DOEEIS-0370 (cooperating agency) Western's proposed...

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Financial Constraints and Firm Export hal-00973114,version1-3Apr2014  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to overcome the sunk entry costs into export markets and expand their activities abroad. Keywords: Export; Firm heterogeneity; Financial constraints; Sunk costs JEL Classification: F14; G32; L25; D92 1 both firm heterogeneity and the relevance of sunk entry costs into export markets.1 Once extended

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Essays on taxation and firm behavior  

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This dissertation consists of three essays that examine the impact of tax policy of firm behavior. The first chapter uses new well-level production data on California oil wells and after-tax producer prices to estimate how ...

Rao, Nirupama S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Do Private Firms Invest Dierently than Public Firms? Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry  

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Do Private Firms Invest Dierently than Public Firms? Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry Erik and public rms using a unique dataset of onshore U.S. natural gas producers. In rm-level regressions we nd that investments by private rms are 68% less responsive to changes in natural gas prices, a measure that captures

Lin, Xiaodong

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Organizational resources, industry membership, and firm performance: the role of capability formation and use in value creation for IPO-stage new ventures  

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to this This dissertation follows the style of the Academy of Management Journal. 2 perspective, firms differ in their resource positions, providing a source of performance heterogeneity across firms (Peteraf, 1993). This growing body of work, which is based...

Holcomb, Timothy R.

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Where do firms manage earnings?  

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Despite decades of research on how, why, and when companies manage earnings, there is a paucity of evidence about the geographic location of earnings management within multinational firms. In this study, we examine where ...

Dyreng, Scott D.

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USING FIRM OPTIMIZATION TO EVALUATE AND ESTIMATE PRODUCTIVITY AND RETURNS TO SCALE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

USING FIRM OPTIMIZATION TO EVALUATE AND ESTIMATE PRODUCTIVITY AND RETURNS TO SCALE Yuriy, not production function. Given this observation, the paper argues that, under weak assumptions, micro profits. The puzzle arises because popular estimators ignore heterogeneity and endogeneity in factor/product

Sadoulet, Elisabeth

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RECRUITMENT SEARCH FIRMS HUMAN RESOURCES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RECRUITMENT SEARCH FIRMS HUMAN RESOURCES GUIDELINES Workforce Planning | Washington Square, San by the Workforce Planning Unit in Human Resources at SJSU. Process Consistent, defensible processes for evaluating of the recruitment. - At this meeting, the Workforce Planning analyst can provide contact information for search

Su, Xiao

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IT investments and firm performance across economies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Research has shown a positive relationship between IT investments and firm performance. But the results vary across firms and performance measures. Evidence indicates that IT resource allocations, in the form of investment ...

Sahu, Rakesh

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPC Firms Expand Their Role  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and were financed by the investor-owned electric utilities themselves. The bulk of U.S. base-load fossil, nuclear and hydro power plants were built by major firms such as Bechtel Power, Stone & Webster Enginnering Corp., Ebasco and others. Most... and thus provide the suport required by the financial institutions." HSPE has expanded its canahilities to provide facility operations services. Its past involvement with a nroject may have been two years: it is now sp.ven to eight years, consisting...

Hernandez, L. A. Jr.

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International technology transfer, firm productivity and employment.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This dissertation contributes to the empirical literature on the effects of international technology transfer on firms' productivity and employment in developing and transition countries. It… (more)

Pantea, Smaranda

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Relationships with Executive Search Firms Building Relationships with Executive Search Firms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Relationships Similar Searches Alumni Organizations Education Company Team - Sports Job Hunting / NetworkingBuilding Relationships with Executive Search Firms for Building Relationships with Executive Search Firms for Weiner & Associates, Inc. Executive Search Partners Weiner & Associates, Inc. Executive Search

Ferrari, Silvia

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Externalities of public firm presence: Evidence from private firms' investment decisions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Public firms provide a large amount of information through their disclosures. In addition, information intermediaries publicly analyze, discuss, and disseminate these disclosures. Thus, greater public firm presence in an ...

Badertscher, Brad

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Institutional Investors, Managerial Incentives, and Firms' Risk Profiles  

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(Vega). Instead, I find that institutional investors appear to influence the risk profile of firm through the firm’s investment, financing and diversification policy choices even after I control for the CEO’s compensation structure. The results suggest...

Celil, Hursit S

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Colorado Firm Develops Innovative Materials for Geothermal Systems...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Colorado Firm Develops Innovative Materials for Geothermal Systems Colorado Firm Develops Innovative Materials for Geothermal Systems April 18, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis With support...

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The effect of firming agents on quality of parthenocarpic and normal fresh-pack pickles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The use of calcium salts as firming agents is widespread in the food industry; however, alum has traditionally been used for this purpose in pickles. The parthenocarpic cucumber, which holds great promise because of improved machine harvesting... characteris- tics, was found to be softer than normal pickles when processed by the usual commercial method. Calcium chloride, calcium lactate, and alum were evaluated as firming agents at five levels each in both parthenocarpic and normal pickles...

Longan, Bobby Jeff

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Empirical essays on firm behavior in India  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this thesis, I study the behavior of industrial firms in India in the electricity market and with respect to locational choice and environmental regulation. In the first chapter, I study the competitive effects of ...

Ryan, Nicholas (Nicholas James)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS RESEARCH MEETING  

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Williams) Transition~Metal Carbides Heterogeneous CatalysisActivity of Transition-Metal Carbides Wendell S. Williamsand testing of transition-metal carbide electrodes for

Authors, Various

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on Firm Growth and Survival as a Fortune 500 Firm  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Growth and Survival as a Fortune 500 Firm. (August 2010) Gautham Gopal Vadakkepatt, B.T.C, Trichur, Calicut University; M.En.; M.S., Texas A&M University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Venkatesh Shankar Dr. Rajan Varadarajan... In this dissertation, I develop frameworks and models capturing the effects of marketing capital and R&D capital on firm growth and sustained membership in the Fortune 500 cohort. Drawing on the resource-based view (RBV) of the firm and industrial organization...

Vadakkepatt, Gautham Gopal

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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UPSTREAM COMPETITION BETWEEN VERTICALLY INTEGRATED FIRMS  

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marginal cost in equilibrium, which is detrimental to consumers' surplus and social welfare. We obtain input in order to serve final consumers. In this paper, we focus on industries in which the intermediate downstream firms, which have not built their own network. Similarly, in the mobile telephony market, Mobile

Boyer, Edmond

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Firm Size And Higher Education Graduate  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Firm Size And Higher Education Graduate Employment In West Virginia 2010 Summary Results For Work 2012 Prepared for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission By George W. Hammond, Associate Corporation Funding for this research was provided by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Mohaghegh, Shahab

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Consider consulting firms beyond the major  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for interviews. This is not a skill that can be mas- tered in one night. Re- search company websites for practice questions Insider Advice Attend career fairs and company information sessions including the Career Expo. Along with On Campus Recruiting (OCR) consulting firms may also host company presentations and even pre

Shull, Kenneth R.

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Non-traditional growth in large, established firms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Firms must continuously strive to grow through the creation of new sources of competitive advantage. The challenges to growth are more severe for large, established firms that derive a predominant amount of their present ...

Sunderrajan, Suresh, 1970-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Product service transformation in product-centric firms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In slow or no-growth economies, firms cannot rely solely on recurring business from large, core customers who often delay or cancel capital investments in belt-tightening times. To achieve growth, firms must lever domain ...

Levitt, Benjamin (Benjamin P.)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Start-up manufacturing firms: operations for survival   

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Start-up firms play an important role in the economy. Statistics show that a large percent of start-up firms fail after few years of establishment. Raising capital, which is crucial to success, is one of the difficulties ...

Liu, Kuangyi

2009-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of financial incentives on firm behavior  

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This dissertation analyzes the impact of various financial incentives on firm behavior. The first two chapters examine product-market and input-market effects of a firm's capital structure and the incentives they create. ...

Matsa, David

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Political Economy of Trade : : Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Sean D. 2008. ‘The Tariff and the Lobbyist: PoliticalEconomy of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. ’ Research in EconomicPolitics, Pressure, and the Tariff. New York: Prentice Hall.

Plouffe, Michael

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The New Political Economy of Trade : : Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Sourcing. ’ Journal of Political Economy 112. 552-580.2009. ‘Competition and Political Organization: Together orand the Changing Political Economy of the United States. ’

Plouffe, Michael

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Financial Fragility, Heterogeneous Firms and the Cross Section of the Business Cycle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

assume c = 1 (without loss of generality) and denoting the equity ratio AiKi by ei : pit = pet #18; #17;a #17; #0; 1 rit eit#0;1#30; a t #19; 1 #15; Y a#0;1 #15; t : (4.31) The price set by the ith ?rm is a negative function of its ?nancial state...

Holly, Sean; Santoro, E

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The New Political Economy of Trade : : Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Bristol-Myers Squibb Hewlett-Packard Home Depot HSBC NorthAmerica HSBC-GR Corp Internet Security Sys Inc JPMorgan

Plouffe, Michael

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The small firm enters international trade  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

be & ditcd for ~ 6] information of benefit to the, smaller fir?& engaged i;& internationai trade. ~ The Small Business Adm inis Lrat ion ' s Fx~&&rt Marl' . t ', n n' for S. &ai 3 cr &'3 rms- provides a discussion of i oreigr I 3P] market analysis... for the small business firm and is useful in this field. However, this book does not cover the foreign cultux al environment, which may be the decisive factor in marketing, and provides no information con- cerning shipp. ', ng and finance. Many trade...

Steelquist, Laura McDowell

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exporting licensing regulations affecting US geothermal firms  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document presents a brief introduction and overview of the Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations which might affect potential US geothermal goods exporters. It is intended to make US geothermal firms officials aware of the existence of such regulations and to provide them with references, contacts and phone numbers where they can obtain specific and detailed information and assistance. It must be stressed however, that the ultimate responsibility for complying with the above mentioned regulations lies with the exporter who must consult the complete version of the regulations.

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1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Organizational Learning and Internationalization Knowledge: A Comparative Study of Family Firms and Non-Family Firms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Organizational Learning and Internationalization Knowledge: A Comparative Study of Family Firms's internationalization as a process of organizational learning is becoming frequent (Eriksson et al, 2000; Eriksson and organizational learning is deemed to underlie the process of resource commitment and more generally

Boyer, Edmond

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Essays on the Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Developing Countries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

firms were aware of preventive maintenance but few of themSpecific practice Preventive maintenance is carried outfor the machines Preventive maintenance is carried out per

Eifert, Benjamin Patrick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Y-12 cleaning technology licensed by Knoxville engineering firm...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

cleaning technology licensed by Knoxville engineering firm | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the Stockpile...

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Pricing and Firm Conduct in California's Deregulated Electricity Market  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

sector to competitive forces by restructuring the method of procuring electricity. Private electricPWP-080 Pricing and Firm Conduct in California's Deregulated Electricity Market Steven L. Puller.ucei.berkeley.edu/ucei #12;Pricing and Firm Conduct in California's Deregulated Electricity Market Steven L. Puller August

California at Berkeley. University of

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Goal Orientation as Shaping the Firm's Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance  

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Firms’ top decision makers cannot possibly know what decisions to make. Rather, decision makers must interpret their situations and make the best possible decision based upon their interpretation of their situations. In this dissertation, I examine...

Webb, Justin W.

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Indirect Learning: How Emerging- Market Firms Grow in Developed Markets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-market competitors such as Nokia- Siemens Networks (operating in China). Drawing on these arguments, we hypothesize the following: H2a: Emerging-market firms that have greater exposure to developed-market competitors in their domestic market exhibit greater...

Banerjee, Sourindra; Prabhu, Jaideep C.; Chandy, Rajesh K.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of lean enterprise concept to construction firms in Japan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Construction firms in Japan are struggling with the change in construction industry environment and need a new business model to meet the change. On the other hand, Japanese manufacturing companies, especially automobile ...

Taguchi, Hiroshi, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of institutional investors on firm value  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The impact of corporate governance on firm value has been extensively debated by academics and business practitioners. Some studies show that companies that allow minority shareholders to have more control are likely to ...

Lee, Yong Seung

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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When governments break contracts : foreign firms in emerging economies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Emerging economy governments commit to protect the property rights of foreign firms through a variety of contracts, from treaties to direct agreements. In an era of liberalized capital flows, these contracts are thought ...

Wellhausen, Rachel L. (Rachel Louise)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Buildings: Construction Design Firms' Implementation of Sustainable Design Standards  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper is written to show the importance of green buildings and therefore the need for sustainable design. The paper describes why a construction design firm must take the steps necessary to properly integrate these sustainable design standards...

Malone, Nathan

2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors affecting the selling prices of small firms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

58 percent of the jobs in the United Stated are created by firms with fewer than 500 employees (Davis, et al. [1998]). Yet, there is only limited research done on the industry trends and conditions affecting small company ...

Somervuo, Timo J. (Timo Juhani)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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angliiskije firm vrutsja: Topics by E-print Network  

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choice of ... Xue, Yanfeng 2004-02-13 63 The Nature of the Firm and Peculiarities of the Corporation University of Cambridge - Dspace Summary: at all in a specialised exchange...

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Overseas projects finance by international institutions for Japanese construction firms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis analyzes the relationships between Japanese construction firms, and overseas projects financed by international institutions, such as the World Bank Group, United Nations, ADB, IDB, JBIC, and JICA. Japanese ...

Kojima, Masashi, 1968-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk warehousing within insurance firms and the role of securitization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Insurance firms perform two key economic functions. First, they intermediate risk by marketing, selling and administering insurance policies. Second, they warehouse the risks underlying those policies. If viewed as separate ...

Strydom, Johann J. (Johann Jurie)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tomographic Characterization of Aquifer Heterogeneity  

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that extend the 3D homogenous spherical radial equation to the heterogeneous case. A numerical model was used to check the heterogeneous extension for accuracy. High quality zero-offset profile ray paths (ZOP) were used to determine hydraulic conductivity, K...

Lyle, Shane

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Chimera states in heterogeneous networks  

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Chimera states in networks of coupled oscillators occur when some fraction of the oscillators synchronise with one another, while the remaining oscillators are incoherent. Several groups have studied chimerae in networks of identical oscillators, but here we study these states in a heterogeneous model for which the natural frequencies of the oscillators are chosen from a distribution. We obtain exact results by reduction to a finite set of differential equations. We find that heterogeneity can destroy chimerae, destroy all states except chimerae, or destabilise chimerae in Hopf bifurcations, depending on the form of the heterogeneity.

Carlo R. Laing

2008-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Design of Heterogeneous Materials  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

are granular media, soils, polycrystals, sandstone, wood, bone, lungs, blood, animal and plant tissue, cell, electromagnetic, and mechanical properties of heterogeneous materials has a long and venerable history, attracting

Torquato, Salvatore

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Portable performance on heterogeneous architectures  

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Trends in both consumer and high performance computing are bringing not only more cores, but also increased heterogeneity among the computational resources within a single machine. In many machines, one of the greatest ...

Phothilimthana, Phitchaya Mangpo

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Machinery sharing by agribusiness firms: methodology, application, and simulation  

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entering into a joint machinery ownership contract are examined. Two, two-player models, a Nash equilibrium game theoretical model and an applied two-farm simulation model are used to determine impacts of machinery sharing on firms engaged in machinery...

Wolfley, Jared Lynn

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewal-anomalous-heterogeneous files  

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Renewal-anomalous-heterogeneous files are solved. A simple file is made of Brownian hard spheres that diffuse stochastically in an effective 1D channel. Generally, Brownian files are heterogeneous: the spheres' diffusion coefficients are distributed and the initial spheres' density is non-uniform. In renewal-anomalous files, the distribution of waiting times for individual jumps is exponential as in Brownian files, yet obeys: {\\psi}_{\\alpha} (t)~t^(-1-{\\alpha}), 0renewal as all the particles attempt to jump at the same time. It is shown that the mean square displacement (MSD) in a renewal-anomalous-heterogeneous file, , obeys, ~[_{nrml}]^{\\alpha}, where _{nrml} is the MSD in the corresponding Brownian file. This scaling is an outcome of an exact relation (derived here) connecting probability density functions of Brownian files and renewal-anomalous files. It is also shown that non-renewal-anomalous files are slower than the corresponding renewal ones.

Ophir Flomenbom

2010-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Time Pricing and the Real Live Firm  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Energy economists have long argued the benefits of real time pricing (RTP) of electricity. Their basis for modeling customers response to short-term fluctuations in electricity prices are based on theories of rational firm behavior, where management strives to minimize operating costs and optimize profit, and labor, capital and energy are potential substitutes in the firm's production function. How well do private firms and public sector institutions operating conditions, knowledge structures, decision-making practices, and external relationships comport with these assumptions and how might this impact price response? We discuss these issues on the basis of interviews with 29 large (over 2 MW) industrial, commercial, and institutional customers in the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation service territory that have faced day-ahead electricity market prices since 1998. We look at stories interviewees told about why and how they respond to RTP, why some customers report that they can't, and why even if they can, they don't. Some firms respond as theorized, and we describe their load curtailment strategies. About half of our interviewees reported that they were unable to either shift or forego electricity consumption even when prices are high ($0.50/kWh). Reasons customers gave for why they weren't price-responsive include implicit value placed on reliability, pricing structures, lack of flexibility in adjusting production inputs, just-in-time practices, perceived barriers to onsite generation, and insufficient time. We draw these observations into a framework that could help refine economic theory of dynamic pricing by providing real-world descriptions of how firms behave and why.

Moezzi, Mithra; Goldman, Charles; Sezgen, Osman; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole

2004-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Innovations in professional services firms engaged in outsourcing of IT services  

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The objective of this thesis is to understand the unique features of Professional Services Firms and the challenges associated with effective knowledge management in these firms. A framework is developed to analyze innovations ...

Kulkarni, Shridhar Waman

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Do Firms Want to Borrow More? Testing Credit Constraints Using a Directed Lending Program  

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This article uses variation in access to a targeted lending program to estimate whether firms are credit constrained. While both constrained and unconstrained firms may be willing to absorb all the directed credit that ...

Banerjee, Abhijit

63

The Effects of Firm Size, Corporate Governance Quality, and Bad News on Disclosure Compliance  

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Motivated by calls for increased compliance, size-based regulation, and continued exemption of small firms from internal control reporting requirements, we assess the incremental effects of firm size, corporate governance quality, and bad news...

Ettredge, Michael L.; Johnstone, Karla; Stone, Mary S.; Wang, Qian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Strategies to Address Risks of Platinum Scarcity for Supply Chain Downstream Firms  

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Increased recycling, product redesign and substitution can improve firm resilience in the face of uncertainties in materials availability. The delays involved in implementing these strategies may result in unprepared firms ...

Kirchain, Randolph E., Jr.

65

Complementary capabilities in dynamic environments : the evolution of professional services in information technology product firms  

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The innovative firm must continually evaluate its boundaries - decisions often shaped through make-buy-partner evaluations and choices about where to define the firm's competences. Building off of earlier work that suggests ...

Anderson, Phillip C., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Energy Department Advances Market Access for U.S. Firms in Chinese...  

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Energy Department Advances Market Access for U.S. Firms in Chinese Energy Efficiency Sector Energy Department Advances Market Access for U.S. Firms in Chinese Energy Efficiency...

67

Are Foreign Firms Privileged By Their Host Governments? Evidence From The 2000 World Business Environment Survey  

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Using the data from World Business Environment Survey (WBES) on over 10,000 firms across eighty one countries, this paper finds preliminary evidence that foreign firms enjoy significant regulatory advantages - as perceived ...

Huang, Yasheng

2005-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

68

Do Investors Forecast Fat Firms? Evidence from the Gold Mining Industry  

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Economists’ Gold Price Forecasts,” Australian Journal ofDo Investors Forecast Fat Firms? Evidence from the Gold

Borenstein, Severin; Farrell, Joseph

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Incentive Price Revision Firm Target UT-B Contracts Div Page 1 of 2  

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Incentive Price Revision ­ Firm Target UT-B Contracts Div Jan 2006 Page 1 of 2 incent-price-rev-firm-ext-utbx-jan06.doc INCENTIVE PRICE REVISION - FIRM TARGET (Jan 2006) (a) General. The supplies or services identified in the Agreement as item numbers __________ are subject to price revision in accordance

Pennycook, Steve

70

New multilateral well architecture in heterogeneous reservoirs  

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. The performance of new multilateral well in heterogeneous reservoirs is studied, and that is compared with vertical well architecture also. In order to study the productivity of new multilateral wells, we use a numerical simulation method to set up heterogeneous...

Jia, Hongqiao

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

71

System-Level Energy Modeling for Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Chip Multiprocessors  

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statistics. Experiments with the parallel LU factorization of large sparse matrices show an average error floating-point (FP) data-parallel applications and groups of processors can work simultaneously in a variety of independent or cooperating parallel computing modes, such as SIMD (Single-Instruction, Multiple

Ziavras, Sotirios G.

72

INTERFACE SYNTHESIS IN HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEM-LEVEL DSP DESIGN TOOLS  

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using the synchronous dataflow (SDF)[1] model of computation in Ptolemy[2] and can be extended to other to a form of dataflow known as SDF. Through use, SDF has proven to be an appropriate model for describing ourselves to SDF, we are able to statically schedule and then incrementally compile subsystems

73

Control Heterogeneous Catalysis at Atomic and Electronic-level Using  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation Proposed New SubstationCleanCommunity2Workshops01 SF-30 Attachment2012shares Nano 50 award

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Experiments and analysis for an axially heterogeneous liquid-metal reactor assembly at the zero-power physics reactor  

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Experiments in zero-power physics reactor 17 provided physics data for a full-scale axially heterogeneous 650-MW(electric) liquid-metal reactor. Measurements and analysis are reported for control rod worths, reaction rate distributions, gamma dose distributions, sodium void worths, and criticality. Agreement between measurement and calculation is generally satisfactory, but the axial heterogeneity did introduce analytical complications. Design-level calculation methods gave somewhat worse agreement with measurement than in previous homogeneous or radially heterogeneous assemblies.

Brumbach, S.B.; Collins, P.J. (Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (USA))

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Local firms benefit from Jefferson Lab upgrade | Jefferson Lab  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces and Interfaces Sample6,Local Correlations andLocal firms benefit from

76

Phase Transformations in Heterogeneous Steels  

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development of mi- crostructure in chemically heterogeneous alloys using the above model as a basis. 21 REFERENCES 1. G. J. Davies: Solidification and Castings, Applied Science Publishers, London, 1973. 2. M. C. Flemings: Solidification Processing, Mc... , Oxford, Pt. 1, 2nd ed., 1975. 51. M. Hillert: Acta Met., 1953, vol. 1, p. 764. 52. H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia: Metal Science, 1982, vol. 16, p. 159. 53. BISRA, Special Report no. 56, Chapman and Hall Ltd., London, 1956. 54. C. J. Shiflet, J. R. Bradley and H...

Khan, Shahid Amin

1990-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

77

Heterogeneous Systems Testing Techniques: An Exploratory Survey.  

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??Heterogeneous systems comprising sets of inherent subsystems are challenging to integrate. In particular, testing for interoperability and conformance is a challenge. Furthermore, the complexities of… (more)

Ghazi, Ahmad; Petersen, Kai

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Chimera: Hypertext for Heterogeneous Software Environments  

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Chimera: Hypertext for Heterogeneous Software Environments Kenneth M. Anderson, Richard N. Taylor the approach and presents an architecture which supports it. Experience with the Chimera prototype and its

Whitehead, James

79

Mutual Fund Trading Pressure: Firm-Level Stock Price Impact and Timing of SEOs  

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We use price pressure resulting from purchases by mutual funds with large capital inflows to identify overvalued equity. This is a relatively exogenous overvaluation indicator as it is associated with who is buying—buyers ...

Khan, Mozaffar Nayim

80

Essays on regional and firm-level productivity, military spending, and technology  

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BLDG & REPAIRING GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CONGLOMERATES GENERALUnited Technologies General Electric TRW Inc Honeywell Inc-United Technologies General Electric TRW Inc Honeywell Inc-

Goudie, Bryan Daniel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Essays on regional and firm-level productivity, military spending, and technology  

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BLDG & REPAIRING GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CONGLOMERATES GENERALINC GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GENERAL MOTORSCo Northrop Grumman General Dynamics United Technologies General Electric

Goudie, Bryan Daniel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Incorporating Macroeconomic and Firm-Level Uncertainties in Stochastic Pro-Forma Financial Modeling  

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. University Blvd, Suite 555, Denver, CO 80208- 8921. Phone: 303-871-4235. Fax: 303-871-4580. ikhindan

83

Description of FLIPSIM V: a General Firm Level Policy Simulation Model.  

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) determined by a OP which maximizes expected utility~ Expected net returns are ca1culated using a weighted average of past yields and prices, modified for relevant loan rates, target prices, expected disaster or crop insurance payments , and acreage set... in this section of the model are being planned. 5 The farm programs in the model are activated separately by options specified by the analyst. When the net loan rate (price support) for a crop is greater than its market price, the operator's share of the crop...

Richardson, James W.; Nixon, Clair J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Firm Value and Corporate Governance: How the Former Determines the Latter  

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The Econometrics of Corporate Governance Studies, Cambridge,Firm Value and Corporate Governance: How the FormerAbstract A model of corporate governance must explain (i)

Hermalin, Benjamin E.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Financial liberalisation and the capital structure of firms listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange.  

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??This thesis examines the impact of financial liberalisation on the capital structure of non-financial firms listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The research hypotheses… (more)

Chipeta, Chimwemwe

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Heterogeneous Reburning By Mixed Fuels  

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Recent studies of heterogeneous reburning, i.e., reburning involving a coal-derived char, have elucidated its variables, kinetics and mechanisms that are valuable to the development of a highly efficient reburning process. Young lignite chars contain catalysts that not only reduce NO, but they also reduce HCN that is an important intermediate that recycles to NO in the burnout zone. Gaseous CO scavenges the surface oxides that are formed during NO reduction, regenerating the active sites on the char surface. Based on this mechanistic information, cost-effective mixed fuels containing these multiple features has been designed and tested in a simulated reburning apparatus. Remarkably high reduction of NO and HCN has been observed and it is anticipated that mixed fuel will remove 85% of NO in a three-stage reburning process.

Anderson Hall

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

87

Task and Machine Heterogeneities: Higher Moments Matter  

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Task and Machine Heterogeneities: Higher Moments Matter Abdulla M. Al-Qawasmeh 1 , Anthony A.potter}@colostate.edu jtsmith@digitalglobe.com Abstract - One type of heterogeneous computing (HC) systems consists of machines in this matrix represents the ETC of a specific task on a specific machine when executed exclusively. Heuristics

Maciejewski, Anthony A.

88

Chimera: Hypermedia for Heterogeneous Software Development Environments  

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1 of 31 Chimera: Hypermedia for Heterogeneous Software Development Environments Abstract Emerging of "Chimera: Hypertext for Heterogeneous Software Environments," which appeared in the proceedings of ECHT'94 the approach employed by the Chimera open hypermedia system to address this research area, and also serves

Whitehead, James

89

Structural and Energetic Heterogeneity in Protein Folding  

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A general theoretical framework is developed using free energy functional methods to understand the effects of heterogeneity in the folding of a well-designed protein. Native energetic heterogeneity arising from non-uniformity in native stability, as well as entropic heterogeneity intrinsic to the topology of the native structure are both investigated as to their impact on the folding free energy landscape and resulting folding mechanism. Given a minimally frustrated protein, both structural and energetic heterogeneity lower the thermodynamic barrier to folding, and designing in sufficient heterogeneity can eliminate the barrier at the folding transition temperature. Sequences with different distributions of stability throughout the protein and correspondingly different folding mechanisms may still be good folders to the same structure. This theoretical framework allows for a systematic study of the coupled effects of energetics and topology in protein folding, and provides interpretations and predictions for future experiments which may investigate these effects.

Steven S. Plotkin; Jose N. Onuchic

2000-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

90

Do Generation Firms in Restructured Electricity Markets Have Incentives to Support Socially-Efficient Transmission Investments? *  

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1 Do Generation Firms in Restructured Electricity Markets Have Incentives to Support Socially that generation firms have in restructured electricity markets for supporting long-term transmission investments.S. transmission system is under stress (Abraham, 2002). Growth of electricity demand and new generation capacity

91

ANALYSE DES DETERMINANTS DE LA GESTION DES RESULTATS : CAS DES FIRMES CANADIENNES FRANCAISES ET TUNISIENNES  

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- 1 - ANALYSE DES DETERMINANTS DE LA GESTION DES RESULTATS : CAS DES FIRMES CANADIENNES FRANCAISES)" #12;- 2 - ANALYSE DES DETERMINANTS DE LA GESTION DES RESULTATS : CAS DES FIRMES CANADIENNES FRANCAISES article sans l'aval écrit des auteurs'' "Please do not cote wihout authors' written permission" Adresse de

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

92

Health-Insurer Bargaining Power and Firms' Incentives to Manage Earnings Francesco Bova  

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Health-Insurer Bargaining Power and Firms' Incentives to Manage Earnings Francesco Bova Rotman is not perfectly competitive (Dafny 2010). Motivated by this finding and the economic importance of health-insurance premiums, this is the first study to examine firms' earnings-management incentives in the face of insurance

Tipple, Brett

93

Heterogeneous ice nucleation and water uptake by field-collected...  

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properties through heterogeneous nucleation is not well understood. Heterogeneous ice nucleation and water uptake by ambient particles collected from urban environments in...

94

Trainers by design : a case study of inter-firm learning, institution building and local governance in western Mexico  

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Studies of international economic development often feature the competitive gains from inter-firm cooperation. By cooperating, firms within a region can draw on their collective resources and experience to test out new ...

Lowe, Nichola J

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Water-related planning and design at energy firms  

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Water related planning and design at energy firms are examined. By identifying production alternatives and specifying the cost of these alternatives under a variety of conditions, one gains insight into the future pattern of water use in the energy industry and the response of industry to water-related regulation. In Part II, the three principal decisions of industry that affect water allocation are reviewed: where to build plants, where to get water, and how much water to use. The cost of water use alternatives is reviewed. Part III presents empirical data to substantiate the inferences derived from engineering/economic analysis. The source of water, type of cooling system, and pattern of discharge for electric plants constructed during the 1970s or projected to come on line in this decade are reported. In the 1970s in the US, there was a trend away from once-through cooling toward use of evaporative cooling. Freshwater, as a source of supply, and discharge of effluent were standard practice. In the 1980s, almost all new capacity in the states and basins surveyed will use evaporative cooling. It is pointed out that a thorough understanding of industrial water use economics and water markets is a precursor to successful regulation.

Abbey, D; Lucero, F

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

An Empirical Model for Heterogeneous Translucent Objects  

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scatter- ing in heterogeneous translucent objects. Motivated by the exponential fall-off of scattered in the marble example (Figure 3). Figure 3: The marble example. Left: Modulation texture and diffusely lit

Durand, Frédo

97

Heterogeneous effects in fast breeder reactors  

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Heterogeneous effects in fast breeder reactors are examined through development of simple but accurate models for the calculation of a posteriori corrections to a volume-averaged homogeneous representation. Three distinct ...

Gregory, Michael Vladimir

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Percolation and homogenization theories for heterogeneous materials  

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Most materials produced by Nature and by human beings are heterogeneous. They contain domains of different states, structures, compositions, or material phases. How these different domains are distributed in space, or in ...

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Essays on economies with heterogeneous labor  

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In this thesis, I study two different economies that consist of heterogeneous labor. By allowing for differences among individuals where previous analyses restricted attention to homogeneous labor, I am able to understand ...

Lehr, Brandon Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Dynamical Heterogeneities in Grains and Foams  

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Dynamical heterogeneities have been introduced in the context of the glass transition of molecular liquids and the lengthscale associated with them has been argued to be at the origin of the observed quasi-universal behaviour of glassy systems. Dense amorphous packings of granular media and foams also exhibit slow dynamics, intermittency and heterogeneities. We review a number of recent experimental studies of these systems, where one has direct access to the relevant space-time dynamics, allowing for direct visualisations of the dynamical heterogeneities. On one hand these visualisations provide a unique opportunity to access the microscopic mechanisms responsible for the growth of dynamical correlations. On the other hand focussing on the differences in these heterogeneities in microscopically different systems allows to discuss the range of the analogies between molecular thermal glasses and athermal glasses such as granular media and foams. Finally this review is the opportunity to discuss various approaches to actually extract quantitatively the dynamical lengthscale from experimental data.

Olivier Dauchot; Douglas J. Durian; Martin van Hecke

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Apple Maturity Protocol Tests for apple flesh firmness and starch conversion are important tools for monitoring crop  

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Apple Maturity Protocol Tests for apple flesh firmness and starch conversion are important tools for monitoring crop maturity. Flesh firmness, as measured with a pressure gauge, determines how long apples can adequate firmness for fresh market or processing uses. A second common assay for apple maturity

102

A New Era for the Big 8? Evidence on the Association Between Earnings Quality and Audit Firm Type  

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research that fully differentiates audit firm type. My results indicate that the post-Andersen growth of Second-Tier audit firms coincides with improved Second-Tier audit quality, relative to the other audit firm types (Big N and other non-Big N...

Cassell, Cory A.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

103

Energy-Aware Multiband Communications in Heterogeneous Networks  

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operational and capital expenditures (OPEX and CAPEX) and energy consumption of heterogeneous cellular

Gesbert, David

104

Proposals in for Czech firms; cooperation likely with eastern Germany  

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Two Western groups - Shell and a consortium made up of Agip, Conoco, and Total - have offered to buy the refining operations of Chemopetrol Litvinov and Kaucuk Kralupy, both in the Czech republic. Meanwhile, Amoco, Neste, and PCD are looking at the possibility of acquiring some of the plastics plants at Litvinov. Amoco is interested in the polypropylene operations, Neste in polyethylene, and PCD in both. The two Czech firms are included in the second wave of privatization, which will begin in midyear. So far, there have been no offers for the 80,000-m.t./year polystyrene and 60,000-m.t./year styrene butadiene rubber operations belonging to Kralupy, although Atochem representatives recently visited the plants. Litvinov is carrying out revamping operations at its core unit, a 12-year-old, 450,000-m.t./year ethylene plant. The plant, currently running at 400,000 m.t./year, supplies downstream plants, Neratovice, and sells on the export markets. An existing ethylene pipeline between Litvinov and Bohlen in eastern Germany, which used to supply an average 100,000 m.t./year of ethylene to Bohen in exchange for naphtha, is virtually unused. One proposal involves reactivating this exchange to secure ethylene feedstock for plants in eastern Germany. According to some sources, a preliminary decision has been made to shut down the 100,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Leuna and possibly to expand the Bohlen cracker by 100,000 m.t./year, to 400,000 m.t./year by the late 1990s.

Alperowicz, N.

1993-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

105

Do Firms Interact Strategically? A Structural Model of the Multi-Stage Investment Timing Game  

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interactions take place on U.S. federal lands in the Gulf of Mexico. In particular, it analyzes whether a firm, Ariel Pakes, Jack Porter, Juan Robalino, Stephen Ryan, M ichael Springborn, Jam es Stock, Stephen Weinb

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

106

How to transition Chinese firms into world-class corporations : organizational and cultural innovations are key  

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Entering the 21st Century, after almost 30 years development of the Chinese economy, several famous Chinese firms have grown to a significant scale and achieved the rudiments of world-class corporations. Following Japanese ...

Zhao, Zhongyao (Zhongyao Charls)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

System architecture of a consulting engineering services firm and its application to information system development  

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Building Information Systems (IS) requires employees to have a clear understanding of not only the daily work of the company, but of value delivery mechanisms throughout the firm. The three major success factors for IS ...

Martino, Rachael Eileen Applebee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Production Economics Modeling and Analysis of Polluting firms: The Production Frontier Approach  

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As concern grows about energy and environment issues, energy and environmental modeling and related policy analysis are critical issues for today's society. Polluting firms such as coal power plants play an important role in providing electricity...

Mekaroonreung, Maethee

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

109

New Jersey firm creates jobs and vital components for world-leading...  

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Jersey firm creates jobs and vital components for world-leading experiment By John Greenwald July 10, 2012 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook This superconducting wire...

110

How Sales Taxes Affect Customer and Firm Behavior: The Role of Search on the Internet  

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When a multichannel retailer opens its first retail store in a state, the firm is obligated to collect sales taxes on all Internet and catalog orders shipped to that state. This article assesses how opening a store affects ...

Anderson, Eric T.

111

Material scarcity from the perspective of manufacturing firms : case studies of platinum and cobalt  

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Many agree that materials availability, especially non-renewable materials, is an issue of global concern. However, the implications and strategy options for manufacturing firms are not obvious. Manufacturers select materials ...

Alonso, Elisa (Elisa Yun Han)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN, ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING, AND THE MARKET VALUE OF THE FIRM  

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We compare market returns associated with firms' creation of new units focused on e-business. Two aspects of organization design - governance and leadership - are considered with regard to exploitation - and exploration-oriented ...

Carroll, Timothy N.

2006-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

113

How Credit Market Conditions Impact the Effect of Voluntary Disclosure on Firms' Cost of Debt Capital  

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(abundant) suggesting that they value voluntary disclosure from borrowers differentially across credit market regimes. I draw upon the economic and finance literature on credit rationing to test whether the effects of voluntary disclosure on firms' cost...

Scott, Bret

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

114

Cross-border business challenges: an ethnographic study of small U.S. and Mexican firms  

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This study explores the cultural differences in Mexican and U.S. business behaviors and the challenges to successful U.S.-Mexico trade relations among small firms. The differences and challenges identified through interviews and participant...

Snider, Rhonda

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

115

Mediating regional development : how metalworking firms forged lasting linkages with steel in Ciudad, Guayana, Venezuela  

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Ever since the late 1950s, planners have lured large firms to lagging regions with the expectation that they will trigger local industrial activity. According to the literatures on unbalanced growth, growth poles, foreign ...

Döhnert, Sylvia, 1970-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Scheduling Heterogeneous Delay Tolerant Tasks in Smart Grid with Renewable Energy  

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1 Scheduling Heterogeneous Delay Tolerant Tasks in Smart Grid with Renewable Energy Shengbo Chen sources of energy (e.g., harvested renewable energy), and allow for dynamic electricity price, or a business, which is equipped with renewable energy devices when electrical appliances allow different levels

Sinha, Prasun

117

Determination of Ranged Sets of Design Specifications by Incorporating Design Space Heterogeneity  

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Huibin Liu BD Medical Systems Sandy, UT 84070 Wei Chen1 Integrated Design Automation Laboratory (IDEAL design attributes. These high-level specifications serve as a starting point and are cascaded to guide1 Determination of Ranged Sets of Design Specifications by Incorporating Design Space Heterogeneity

Chen, Wei

118

Heterogeneous lithium niobate photonics on silicon substrates  

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Heterogeneous lithium niobate photonics on silicon substrates Payam Rabiei,1,* Jichi Ma,1 Saeed-confined lithium niobate photonic devices and circuits on silicon substrates is reported based on wafer bonding high- performance lithium niobate microring optical resonators and Mach- Zehnder optical modulators

Fathpour, Sasan

119

Modeling the Energy Efficiency of Heterogeneous Clusters  

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on heterogeneous clusters ­ Unexplored from energy-time performance perspective 10-Sep-14 ICPP 2014 7 #12;Objectiveth September 2014 43rd International Conference on Parallel Processing, Minneapolis, MN, USA #12;Outline · Motivation · Objective · Methodology · Analysis · Conclusions 10-Sep-14 2ICPP 2014 #12;Energy

Teo, Yong-Meng

120

Chimera states in heterogeneous Kuramoto networks  

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Chimera states in heterogeneous Kuramoto networks Carlo R. Laing IIMS, Massey University, Auckland discovered by Kuramoto c. 2002; named "chimeras" by Strogatz. #12;· Identical oscillators, so why coherent/incoherent groups? · This type of solution discovered by Kuramoto c. 2002; named "chimeras" by Strogatz. #12

Laing, Carlo R.

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121

ON DIFFUSION IN HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA YOUXUE ZHANG*,  

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, heterogeneous media, multi-mineral rocks, multi-phase media, composite materials, kinetics, porous rocks to bulk diffusion, and porous materials (such as plants, soil, rock with partial melt or fluid, sediment of air and moisture in soils, drying of paint, wood, and concrete, diffusion of gases in rubber, movement

Liu, Liping

122

Transport Control Protocol (TCP) In Heterogeneous Networks  

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Sprint Transport Control Protocol (TCP) In Heterogeneous Networks Objectives · Principles of TCP functional modules: slow start, congestion avoidance, fast transmission and fast recovery. ­ Maintain · Packet dropping is the only indication signal for network congestion (Maybe?) · Different transmission

Shihada, Basem

123

Heterogeneous Temporal Probabilistic Agents JURGEN DIX  

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and software modules. We will define the concept of a heterogeneous temporal probabilistic (HTP) agent). Intuitively, an FTPSI specifies what all an HTP agent is permitted/forbidden/obliged to do at various times t. As changes occur in the environment, the HTP agent must compute a new FTPSI. HTP agents continuously compute

Kraus, Sarit

124

Phylogenetic Quantification of Intra-tumour Heterogeneity  

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, et al. (2014) Phylogenetic Quantification of Intra-tumour Heterogeneity. PLoS Comput Biol 10(4): e1003535. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003535 Editor: Niko Beerenwinkel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Received July 17, 2013; Accepted February 5, 2014; Published...

Schwarz, Roland F.; Trinh, Anne; Sipos, Botond; Brenton, James D.; Goldman, Nick; Markowetz, Florian

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

125

Characterization of oil and gas reservoir heterogeneity  

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Research described In this report addresses the internal architecture of two specific reservoir types: restricted-platform carbonates and fluvial-deltaic sandstones. Together, these two reservoir types contain more than two-thirds of the unrecovered mobile oil remaining ill Texas. The approach followed in this study was to develop a strong understanding of the styles of heterogeneity of these reservoir types based on a detailed outcrop description and a translation of these findings into optimized recovery strategies in select subsurface analogs. Research targeted Grayburg Formation restricted-platform carbonate outcrops along the Algerita Escarpment and In Stone Canyon In southeastern New Mexico and Ferron deltaic sandstones in central Utah as analogs for the North Foster (Grayburg) and Lake Creek (Wilcox) units, respectively. In both settings, sequence-stratigraphic style profoundly influenced between-well architectural fabric and permeability structure. It is concluded that reservoirs of different depositional origins can therefore be categorized Into a heterogeneity matrix'' based on varying intensity of vertical and lateral heterogeneity. The utility of the matrix is that it allows prediction of the nature and location of remaining mobile oil. Highly stratified reservoirs such as the Grayburg, for example, will contain a large proportion of vertically bypassed oil; thus, an appropriate recovery strategy will be waterflood optimization and profile modification. Laterally heterogeneous reservoirs such as deltaic distributary systems would benefit from targeted infill drilling (possibly with horizontal wells) and improved areal sweep efficiency. Potential for advanced recovery of remaining mobile oil through heterogeneity-based advanced secondary recovery strategies In Texas is projected to be an Incremental 16 Bbbl. In the Lower 48 States this target may be as much as 45 Bbbl at low to moderate oil prices over the near- to mid-term.

Tyler, N.; Barton, M.D.; Bebout, D.G.; Fisher, R.S.; Grigsby, J.D.; Guevara, E.; Holtz, M.; Kerans, C.; Nance, H.S.; Levey, R.A.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of commercial firms with mixed-waste treatability study capability  

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According to the data developed for the Proposed Site Treatment Plans, the US Department of Energy (DOE) mixed low-level and mixed transuranic waste inventory was estimated at 230,000 m{sup 3} and embodied in approximately 2,000 waste streams. Many of these streams are unique and may require new technologies to facilitate compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act disposal requirements. Because most waste streams are unique, a demonstration of the selected technologies is justified. Evaluation of commercially available or innovative technologies in a treatability study is a cost-effective method of providing a demonstration of the technology and supporting decisions on technology selection. This paper summarizes a document being prepared by the Mixed Waste Focus Area of the DOE Office of Science and Technology (EM-50). The document will provide DOE waste managers with a list of commercial firms (and universities) that have mixed-waste treatability study capabilities and with the specifics regarding the technologies available at those facilities. In addition, the document will provide a short summary of key points of the relevant regulations affecting treatability studies and will compile recommendations for successfully conducting an off-site treatability study. Interim results of the supplier survey are tabulated in this paper. The tabulation demonstrates that treatment technologies in 17 of the US Environmental Protection Agency`s technology categories are available at commercial facilities. These technologies include straightforward application of standard technologies, such as pyrolysis, as well as proprietary technologies developed specifically for mixed waste. The paper also discusses the key points of the management of commercial mixed-waste treatability studies.

McFee, J.; McNeel, K.; Eaton, D. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Kimmel, R. [Dept. of Energy, Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Idaho Operations Office

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Laboratory investigations of effective flow behavior in unsaturated heterogeneous sands  

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Laboratory investigations of effective flow behavior in unsaturated heterogeneous sands D, Lyngby Abstract. Two-dimensional unsaturated flow and transport through heterogeneous sand was investigated under controlled laboratory conditions. The unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of five homogeneous

Wildenschild, Dorthe

128

Nanoscale Heterogeneity of Polyamide Membranes Formed by Interfacial Polymerization  

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Nanoscale Heterogeneity of Polyamide Membranes Formed by Interfacial Polymerization Abstract theoretical model of polyamide membrane formation via interfacial polymerization. #12;

Freger, Viatcheslav "Slava"

129

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Gridding heterogeneous bathymetric data sets with stacked  

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heterogeneous bathymetric data sets for the compilation of Digital bathymetric models (DBMs), poses specific of the most widely used gridding methods, our approach yields superior DBMs based on heterogeneous bathymetric gridding algorithm has been specifically designed to con- struct DBMs from heterogeneous bathymetric source

Jakobsson, Martin

130

Design of heterogeneous turbine blade Xiaoping Qian, Deba Dutta*  

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Design of heterogeneous turbine blade Xiaoping Qian, Deba Dutta* Department of Mechanical in turbine drivers push the material capabilities of turbine blades to the limit. The recent development of heterogeneous objects by layered manufacturing offers new potentials for the turbine blades. In heterogeneous

Qian, Xiaoping

131

WSN-inspired Sleep Protocols for Heterogeneous LTE Networks  

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architecture becomes heterogenous, in particular 4G networks where LTE micro eNodeBs are deployed to strengthen algorithm to dynamically switch off and on the micro eNodeBs of an LTE heterogeneous network followingWSN-inspired Sleep Protocols for Heterogeneous LTE Networks Iulia Tunaru CEA CEA-Leti, Minatec

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

132

Privatising national oil companies: Assessing the impact on firm performance  

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government having to cede majority control. Key words Privatisation, ownership, corporate performance, anticipation, oil and gas industry JEL Classifications: C23, G32, L33, L71, M20, Q40 2 I. Introduction The impact of ownership... privatisation date, accrue over time, and level off after the initial ownership change rather than accelerate. Details of residual government ownership, control transfer, and size and timing of follow-on offerings provide limited incremental explanatory power...

Wolf, C; Pollitt, Michael G.

133

Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability  

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This paper describes two stylized alternative visions of how the power system might evolve to meet future requirements for the high quality electricity service that modern digital economies demand, a supergrids paradigm and a dispersed paradigm. Some of the economics of the dispersed vision are explored, and perspectives are presented on both the choice of homogeneous universal power quality upstream in the electricity supply chain and on the extremely heterogeneous requirements of end-use loads. It is argued that meeting the demanding requirements of sensitive loads by local provision of high quality power may be more cost effective than increasing the quality of universal homogeneous supply upstream in the legacy grid. Finally, the potential role of microgrids in delivering heterogeneous power quality is demonstrated by reference to two ongoing microgrid tests in the U.S. and Japan.

LaCommare, Kristina; Marnay, Chris

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Dedicated heterogeneous node scheduling including backfill scheduling  

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A method and system for job backfill scheduling dedicated heterogeneous nodes in a multi-node computing environment. Heterogeneous nodes are grouped into homogeneous node sub-pools. For each sub-pool, a free node schedule (FNS) is created so that the number of to chart the free nodes over time. For each prioritized job, using the FNS of sub-pools having nodes useable by a particular job, to determine the earliest time range (ETR) capable of running the job. Once determined for a particular job, scheduling the job to run in that ETR. If the ETR determined for a lower priority job (LPJ) has a start time earlier than a higher priority job (HPJ), then the LPJ is scheduled in that ETR if it would not disturb the anticipated start times of any HPJ previously scheduled for a future time. Thus, efficient utilization and throughput of such computing environments may be increased by utilizing resources otherwise remaining idle.

Wood, Robert R. (Livermore, CA); Eckert, Philip D. (Livermore, CA); Hommes, Gregg (Pleasanton, CA)

2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

135

Acquisition and management of technology-based firms in a trading and investment company  

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Among several key factors affecting new technology innovation, two important ones that are sometimes disturbed by M&A are long-term p-ans and the commitment of the acquired firm's management team. M&A led by technology ...

Tanaka, Jin, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Are firms with different CSR profiles equally innovative? An empirical analysis with survey data  

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the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and innovation from a firm strategic perspective. KEYWORDS: Corporate Social Responsibility, Innovation, Product, Process, Strategic Profiles halshs-00737698 innovation and competitiveness on the one hand and social inclusion on the other) and, with a few exceptions

Boyer, Edmond

137

Experimental Evaluation of Inventory-Based Discrete-Updating Market Maker for Intra-Firm Prediction  

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an inventory-based updating logic according to the transactions in the market. Laboratory experimentsExperimental Evaluation of Inventory-Based Discrete- Updating Market Maker for Intra-Firm Prediction Market System Using VIPS Hajime Mizuyama1 , Morio Ueda, Katsunobu Asada and Yu Tagaya 1 Department

Boyer, Edmond

138

INTRA-FIRM DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION: EVIDENCE FROM TUNISIAN SME'S IN MATTERS OF INFORMATION  

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about the microeconomics of usage intensity. Differences in the expected effect of these technologies AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES Adel Ben Youssef, Walid Hadhri, and Hatem M'henni halshs-00937179,version1-28Jan2014 and communication technologies (ICT) within the Tunisian firms and to characterize its general trends of adoption

Boyer, Edmond

139

Dynamic Efficiency and the Regulated Firm: Evidence from Interfirm Trade in Electricity Markets  

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PWP-033 Dynamic Efficiency and the Regulated Firm: Evidence from Interfirm Trade in Electricity on Workable Energy Regulation (POWER). POWER is a program of the University of California Energy Institute of California Energy Institute 2539 Channing Way Berkeley, California 94720-5180 www.ucei.berkeley.edu/ucei #12

California at Berkeley. University of

140

Professional Human Capital Flows: Temporal Structure of Loss, Replacement and Contingent Bundling Effects on Firm Performance  

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to appropriate more value than s/he brings to the new firm (Coff, _______________ This dissertation follows the style of Academy of Management Journal. 2 Pa ge 2 2011; 1999). Despite the evidence that losing and gaining PHC can negatively affect...

Brymer, Rhett

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Intertemporal Emissions Trading and Market Power: A Dominant Firm with Competitive Fringe Model  

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1 Intertemporal Emissions Trading and Market Power: A Dominant Firm with Competitive Fringe Model Julien Chevallier1 May 26, 2009 Abstract In international emissions trading schemes such as the Kyoto Protocol and the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, the suboptimal negotiation of the cap

Boyer, Edmond

142

The American Model of the Multinational Firm and the "New" Multinationals From Emerging  

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of multinational enterprise (MNE), characterized by foreign direct investment (FDI) aimed at exploiting firm from emerging, upper-middle-income, or oil-rich countries have followed completely different patterns expansion was reached during the 1950s and '60s, as trade and investment barriers gradually fell around

Sharp, Kim

143

Joint leverage and maturity choices in real estate firms: The role of the REIT status  

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KJK (2011) The determinants of debt maturity in australian firms. Ac- counting & Finance DOI 10.1111/j.1467-629X.2010.00397.x, URL http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1467-629X.2010.00397.x Alcock J, Glascock JL, Steiner E (2012) Manipulation in u.s. reit...

Alcock, Jamie T.; Steiner, Eva; Tan, Kelvin J. K.

2012-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

144

The Post Forecast Revision Drift and Underreaction to Industry-Wide and/or Firm-Specific Earnings  

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The Post Forecast Revision Drift and Underreaction to Industry-Wide and/or Firm-Specific Earnings the post forecast revision drift is attributable to investors' underreaction to industry-wide and/or firm-specific earnings news in analysts' forecast revisions. We find a large drift associated with industry-wide earnings

145

Business Model Change in Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Firms Facing High Uncertainty BUSINESS MODEL CHANGE IN EARLY-STAGE ENTREPRENEURIAL  

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Business Model Change in Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Firms Facing High Uncertainty 1 BUSINESS MODEL Business School, U.K. Changing business models is inevitable for early-stage entrepreneurial firms striving in elements of business models in a set of eight early-stage university spin-offs. Findings suggest

Mottram, Nigel

146

The effect of a corporate name change related to a change in corporate image upon a firm's stock price  

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change to the corporate name during a CNC related to a change in corporate image? Third, what is the effect of a non-brand name altering CNC versus a brand name altering CNC on a firm’s stock price? This dissertation makes its primary contribution...

DeFanti, Mark P.

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

147

Argonne integrated heterogeneous file transfer network  

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This presentation describes the computing environment at Argonne National Laboratory and the actions underway to implement a coherent hierarchy of computing systems connected through a heterogeneous file transfer network. A major goal of the Computing Services Division is to integrate heterogeneous computing elements incrementally into a nework, with the goal of having everything somehow connected to everything else. Using standard IBM networking protocols, we have already built a full-function computer-to-computer file transfer network of IBM and DEC VAX systems. Currently, the users on the IBM MVS and VM/CMS systems can use standard IBM commands to send files and mail to DEC VAX users and output devices, and they can receive files from the DEC VAX's as if they had been sent from other IBM systems; similarly, the DEC VAX users can use standard DEC commands to send files and mail to IBM users and output devices, and they can receive files from the IBM systems as if they had been sent from other DEC VAX systems. In fact, the VAXes can exchange files and mail among themselves via the IBM NJE-based network without the need for DECnet links between the VAXes. Because this integrated heterogeneous file transfer network uses the standard IBM peer-to-peer communications protocol, all of the Laboratory's IBM and DEC computers easily communicate with the approximately 170 other computers in the Bitnet university network. Plans call for further integration of existing HP 3000 systems and future word processing systems such as Exxon, NBI, or Wang; we believe it is vitally important to provide smooth paths into this network for users of personal desktop computers. 17 references.

Schofield, J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneously integrated microsystem-on-a-chip  

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A microsystem-on-a-chip comprises a bottom wafer of normal thickness and a series of thinned wafers can be stacked on the bottom wafer, glued and electrically interconnected. The interconnection layer comprises a compliant dielectric material, an interconnect structure, and can include embedded passives. The stacked wafer technology provides a heterogeneously integrated, ultra-miniaturized, higher performing, robust and cost-effective microsystem package. The highly integrated microsystem package, comprising electronics, sensors, optics, and MEMS, can be miniaturized both in volume and footprint to the size of a bottle-cap or less.

Chanchani, Rajen (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

149

The environmental effects of expanded trade: a firm-level simulation analysis o investment in Texas grapefruit  

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This research is about the future of the Texas citrus industry and, in particular, whether rapid growth and development associated with expanded trade are likely to be significant factors affecting future investment in the industry. The Dixit...

Elmer,Nicole Audra

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Top Management Team Personal Wealth, Within-Team Diversity and the Implications for Firm-Level Risk Taking  

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follows the style of Academy of Management Journal. 2 reflections of their top management teams, or the upper echelon of the organization (Hambrick, 2007; Hambrick & Mason, 1984). According to this theory, top managers? characteristics influence...

Campbell, Joanna

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

151

Impact of demand-enhancing farm policy on the agricultural sector: a firm level simulation of ethanol production subsidies  

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experienced before. To simulate the ethanol industry, operating budgets are produced for three sizes of ethanol plants. High and low cost budgets are developed for each category to accomplish model construction. Table 3. 1 shows categories of costs... 38 42 3. 3 Per Gallon Corn Prices and By-Product Values 45 3. 4 Operating Costs of Plants Observed (Excluding Corn Costs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 3. 5 Representative Plant Operating Budgets (Excluding Corn Costs) 47 4. 1 Breakeven...

Wasson, Leta Susanne

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21600 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 79 / Monday, April 26, 2010 / Notices 1 An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer  

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21600 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 79 / Monday, April 26, 2010 / Notices 1 An SME is defined,680 for large firms and $2,925 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) 1 or small organization, which will cover one representative. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $500

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aquifer heterogeneity final: Topics by E-print Network  

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Sciences Websites Summary: Sequential Consistency for Heterogeneous-Race-Free DEREK R. HOWER, BRADFORD M. BECKMANN, BENEDICT R: Sequential Consistency for Data-Race-Free (SC for...

154

aquifer property heterogeneity: Topics by E-print Network  

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

Sciences Websites Summary: Sequential Consistency for Heterogeneous-Race-Free DEREK R. HOWER, BRADFORD M. BECKMANN, BENEDICT R: Sequential Consistency for Data-Race-Free (SC for...

155

Heterogeneous Nucleation of Ice on Anthropogenic Organic Particles...  

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Nucleation of Ice on Anthropogenic Organic Particles Collected in Mexico City. Heterogeneous Nucleation of Ice on Anthropogenic Organic Particles Collected in Mexico City....

156

A TEN MEGAWATT BOILING HETEROGENEOUS PACKAGE POWER REACTOR. Reactor...  

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A TEN MEGAWATT BOILING HETEROGENEOUS PACKAGE POWER REACTOR. Reactor Design and Feasibility Problem Re-direct Destination: Temp Data Fields Rosen, M. A.; Coburn, D. B.; Flynn, T....

157

Heterogeneous Structure Around the Jemez Volcanic Field, New...  

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Data Abstract We analyse active-experiment seismic data obtained by the 1993 Jemez Tomography Experiment (JTEX) programme to elucidate the heterogeneous structure of the Jemez...

158

The structural preconditions for maximizing FDI spillovers in Colombia : a sectoral impact analysis of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Industry output, labor payments, firm productivity, and the productive structure (1995-2009)  

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Do multinational corporations (MNCs) crowd out domestic firms in developing countries, or is foreign direct investment (FDI) complementary to domestic firm profitability, productivity, and employment? Empirical literature ...

Hyman, Benjamin G. (Benjamin Gabriel)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Successful Pursuit of Small Electrical and Controls Projects by a Small Civil Engineering Firm  

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. The local Utilities may not typically have projects of interest for a civil engineering firm but will occasionally have related projects published for bid. Coal fired power plants require a large amount of water supply for cooling and creating steam... to power electrical generating turbines (7). A higher degree of water quality is continually sought to increase generation efficiency and to prolong equipment operating life. Also, the used water needs to be treated before 8 of 40 putting back...

Gates, Craig

2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

160

Dynamics on modular networks with heterogeneous correlations  

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We develop a new ensemble of modular random graphs in which degree-degree correlations can be different in each module, and the inter-module connections are defined by the joint degree-degree distribution of nodes for each pair of modules. We present an analytical approach that allows one to analyze several types of binary dynamics operating on such networks, and we illustrate our approach using bond percolation, site percolation, and the Watts threshold model. The new network ensemble generalizes existing models (e.g., the well-known configuration model and Lancichinetti-Fortunato-Radicchi networks) by allowing a heterogeneous distribution of degree-degree correlations across modules, which is important for the consideration of nonidentical interacting networks.

Melnik, Sergey [MACSI, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Limerick (Ireland) [MACSI, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Limerick (Ireland); Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6GG (United Kingdom); CABDyN Complexity Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 1HP (United Kingdom); Porter, Mason A. [Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6GG (United Kingdom) [Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6GG (United Kingdom); CABDyN Complexity Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 1HP (United Kingdom); Mucha, Peter J. [Department of Mathematics, Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3250 (United States) [Department of Mathematics, Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3250 (United States); Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Technology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3216 (United States); Gleeson, James P. [MACSI, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Limerick (Ireland)] [MACSI, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Limerick (Ireland)

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Accelerating Subsurface Transport Simulation on Heterogeneous Clusters  

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Reactive transport numerical models simulate chemical and microbiological reactions that occur along a flowpath. These models have to compute reactions for a large number of locations. They solve the set of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) that describes the reaction for each location through the Newton-Raphson technique. This technique involves computing a Jacobian matrix and a residual vector for each set of equation, and then solving iteratively the linearized system by performing Gaussian Elimination and LU decomposition until convergence. STOMP, a well known subsurface flow simulation tool, employs matrices with sizes in the order of 100x100 elements and, for numerical accuracy, LU factorization with full pivoting instead of the faster partial pivoting. Modern high performance computing systems are heterogeneous machines whose nodes integrate both CPUs and GPUs, exposing unprecedented amounts of parallelism. To exploit all their computational power, applications must use both the types of processing elements. For the case of subsurface flow simulation, this mainly requires implementing efficient batched LU-based solvers and identifying efficient solutions for enabling load balancing among the different processors of the system. In this paper we discuss two approaches that allows scaling STOMP's performance on heterogeneous clusters. We initially identify the challenges in implementing batched LU-based solvers for small matrices on GPUs, and propose an implementation that fulfills STOMP's requirements. We compare this implementation to other existing solutions. Then, we combine the batched GPU solver with an OpenMP-based CPU solver, and present an adaptive load balancer that dynamically distributes the linear systems to solve between the two components inside a node. We show how these approaches, integrated into the full application, provide speed ups from 6 to 7 times on large problems, executed on up to 16 nodes of a cluster with two AMD Opteron 6272 and a Tesla M2090 per node.

Villa, Oreste; Gawande, Nitin A.; Tumeo, Antonino

2013-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

162

The Effect of SFAS No. 131 on the Cross-Segment Variability of Profits Reported by Multiple Segment Firms  

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Our study assesses whether SFAS No. 131 improved disclosure about the diversity of multiple segment firms’ operations. We find a post-SFAS No. 131 increase in cross-segment variability of segment profits, an increase in ...

Ettredge, Michael L.; Kwon, Soo Young; Smith, David B.; Stone, Mary S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Why did they comply while others did not? : environmental compliance of small firms and implications for regulation  

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This doctoral dissertation aims to offer new insights into the environmental compliance behavior of small firms (SFs). Specifically, the dissertation examines the impacts of two categories of factors. The first category ...

Lee, Eungkyoon

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Truth-telling by Third-party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India  

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In many regulated markets, private, third-party auditors are chosen and paid by the firms that they audit, potentially creating a conflict of interest. This paper reports on a two-year field experiment in the Indian state ...

Duflo, Esther

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

165

Management of intermediated channels for high technology firms : achieving success in a dynamic and rapidly changing marketplace  

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One of the most challenging problems for high technology firms in an increasingly global marketplace is the effective utilization of intermediated sales channels. As product development cycles shorten, there can be a ...

Gorsky, John Paul

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

The Specification and Execution of Heterogeneous Synchronous Reactive Systems  

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The Specification and Execution of Heterogeneous Synchronous Reactive Systems by Stephen Anthony in Engineering---Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in the GRADUATE DIVISION of the UNIVERSITY of Heterogeneous Synchronous Reactive Systems Copyright ã 1997 by Stephen Anthony Edwards #12; Abstract

167

The dynamics of chimera states in heterogeneous Kuramoto networks  

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The dynamics of chimera states in heterogeneous Kuramoto networks Carlo R. Laing a a. Abstract We study a variety of mixed synchronous/incoherent ("chimera") states in sev- eral heterogeneous with one another, while the remainder are incoherent [7­15], referred to by Abrams et al. as "chimera

Laing, Carlo R.

168

A Toolkit for Constraint Management in Heterogeneous Information Systems \\Lambda  

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to monitor and enforce distributed integrity constraints in loosely coupled heterogeneous information systems in such environments. Our framework is used to describe (1) interfaces provided by a database for the data items integrity constraints over data that is stored in a collec­ tion of loosely coupled heterogeneous

Chawathe, Sudarshan S.

169

Energy Conservation in Heterogeneous Server Clusters Taliver Heath  

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Energy Conservation in Heterogeneous Server Clusters #3; Taliver Heath Dept. of Computer Science, measurement Keywords Energy conservation, server clusters, heterogeneity #3; This research has been supported.g., [3, 4, 9, 21]) and dynamic cluster recon#12;guration for energy conservation without per- formance

Bianchini, Ricardo

170

SHORT COMMUNICATION Flow rate-modified streaming effects in heterogeneous  

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the streaming potential (Norde and Rouwendal 1990; Elgersma et al. 1992; Werner et al. 1999) or streamingSHORT COMMUNICATION Flow rate-modified streaming effects in heterogeneous microchannels Junjie Zhu relations is developed to study the streaming potential and streaming current in heterogeneous micro

Xuan, Xiangchun "Schwann"

171

On the Numerical Simulation of Waterflooding of Heterogeneous  

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On the Numerical Simulation of Waterflooding of Heterogeneous Petroleum Reservoirs Jim Douglas, Jr Simulation of Waterflooding of Heterogeneous Petroleum Reservoirs · A two-stage operator-splitting allows consider as a model problem the two-phase immiscible displacement in petroleum reservoirs. A very detailed

Furtado, Fred

172

On the Numerical Simulation of Waterflooding of Heterogeneous  

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On the Numerical Simulation of Waterflooding of Heterogeneous Petroleum Reservoirs Jim Douglas, Jr displacement in petroleum reservoirs. A very detailed description of the numerical method is presented. Follow, 22290 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil #12; On the Numerical Simulation of Waterflooding of Heterogeneous

Douglas Jr., Jim

173

Mining Competitive Relationships by Learning across Heterogeneous Networks  

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. Existing studies mainly focus on mining competitive relationships within a single data source, whileMining Competitive Relationships by Learning across Heterogeneous Networks Yang Yang , Jie Tang. In this paper, we study the problem of mining competitive rela- tionships by learning across heterogeneous

Menczer, Filippo

174

The 13th International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis -- AnIntroduction  

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Over forty years, there have been major efforts to aim at understanding the properties of surfaces, structure, composition, dynamics on the molecular level and at developing the surface science of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. Since most catalysts (heterogeneous, enzyme and homogeneous) are nanoparticles, colloid synthesis methods were developed to produce monodispersed metal nanoparticles in the 1-10 nm range and controlled shapes to use them as new model catalyst systems in two-dimensional thin film form or deposited in mezoporous three-dimensional oxides. Studies of reaction selectivity in multipath reactions (hydrogenation of benzene, cyclohexene and crotonaldehyde) showed that reaction selectivity depends on both nanoparticle size and shape. The oxide-metal nanoparticle interface was found to be an important catalytic site because of the hot electron flow induced by exothermic reactions like carbon monoxide oxidation.

Somorjai, Gabor A.

2008-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

175

Comparisons of empirical viscous-fingering models and their calibration for heterogeneous problems  

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This paper reviews the formulation and parameters for three principal empirical viscous-fingering models: the Kovl, Todd and Longstaff, and Fayers methods. All three methods give similar levels of accuracy when compared with linear homogeneous experiments, but they differ in performance in 2D applications. This arises from differences in the formulation of the total mobility terms. The superiority of the Todd and Longstaff and Fayers methods is demonstrated for 2D and gravity-influenced flows by comparison with experiments and high-resolution simulation. The use of high-resolution simulation to calibrate empirical models in a systematic manner is described. Results from detailed simulation demonstrate the sensitivity of empirical model parameters to viscous/gravity ratio, recovery process (secondary, tertiary, or water-alternating-gas (WAG)), and geological heterogeneity. For large amplitude heterogeneities with short correlation lengths, the accuracy of the empirical models is shown to be less satisfactory, but improved by the addition of a diffusive term.

Fayers, F.J.; Blunt, M.J.; Christie, M.A. (BP Research Center (GB))

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPACTS OF SOURCE TERM HETEROGENEITIES ON WATER PATHWAY DOSE.  

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Radioactive sealed sources are used extensively throughout the world in different field and various activities such as medicine, agriculture, industry, research, education military applications, as well as nuclear facilities. The International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation sources [1] defines a sealed source as ''radioactive material that is (a) permanently sealed in capsule or (b) closely bounded and in a solid form. The capsule or material of sealed source shall be strong enough to maintain remain leak free under the conditions of use and wear for which the source was designed, also under foreseeable mishaps''. When a radioactive sealed source is no longer needed, or becomes unfit for the intended application it is considered spent. A spent sealed source is not necessarily a waste because it can be used in other applications. If for any technical or economic reason (decay, obsolete equipment and technique, worn out equipment) no further use is foreseen, the spent sealed source is considered spent and becomes radioactive waste [2] [3]. In addition, a source may be taken out of service temporarily or indefinitely. In this case the source is out of used (''disused'') but not considered spent [4]. Sources that are not in active use and have not being declared as spent are considered as disused sealed sources [4]. Considering the potential radiation hazards associated with such waste it has to be managed and disposed of in a way that will ensure that the potential radiation hazards are adequately managed and controlled in compliance with the appropriate safety principles and criteria. It is recognized that there exists today experience and means for all steps in the management of disused sealed sources, except disposal of [2]. In many countries, disused sealed sources represent a part of the radioactive waste inventory being characterized generally with high specific activities and small physical sizes and for which a solution has to be found in term of long-term disposal. Together with their casing and packaging, they are one form of heterogeneous waste; many other forms of waste with heterogeneous properties exist. They may arise in very small quantities and with very specific characteristics in the case of small producers, or in larger streams with standard characteristics in others. This wide variety of waste induces three main different levels of waste heterogeneity: (1) hot spot (e.g. disused sealed sources); (2) large item inside a package (e.g. metal components); and (3) very large items to be disposed of directly in the disposal unit (e.g. irradiated pipes, vessels). Safety assessments generally assume a certain level of waste homogeneity in most of the existing or proposed disposal facilities. There is a need to evaluate the appropriateness of such an assumption and the influence on the results of safety assessment. This need is especially acute in the case of sealed sources. There are many cases where are storage conditions are poor, or there is improper management leading to a radiological accident, some with significant or detrimental impacts. Disposal in a near surface disposal facility has been used in the past for some disused sealed sources. This option is currently in use for others sealed sources, or is being studied for the rest of them. The regulatory framework differs greatly between countries. In some countries, large quantities of disused sealed sources have been disposed of without any restriction, in others their disposal is forbidden by law. In any case, evaluation of the acceptability of disposal of disused sealed sources in near surface disposal facility is of utmost importance.

SULLIVAN, T.; GUSKOV, A.; POSKAS, P.; RUPERTI, N.; HANUSIK, V.; ET AL.

2004-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

177

Tissue Heterogeneity in IMRT Dose Calculation for Lung Cancer  

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in accuracy of dose calculation between 3 commonly used algorithms, the Pencil Beam algorithm (PB), the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA), and the Collapsed Cone Convolution Superposition (CCCS) for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). The 2D dose distributions obtained with the 3 algorithms were compared on each CT slice pixel by pixel, using the MATLAB code (The MathWorks, Natick, MA) and the agreement was assessed with the {gamma} function. The effect of the differences on dose-volume histograms (DVHs), tumor control, and normal tissue complication probability (TCP and NTCP) were also evaluated, and its significance was quantified by using a nonparametric test. In general PB generates regions of over-dosage both in the lung and in the tumor area. These differences are not always in DVH of the lung, although the Wilcoxon test indicated significant differences in 2 of 4 patients. Disagreement in the lung region was also found when the {Gamma} analysis was performed. The effect on TCP is less important than for NTCP because of the slope of the curve at the level of the dose of interest. The effect of dose calculation inaccuracy is patient-dependent and strongly related to beam geometry and to the localization of the tumor. When multiple intensity-modulated beams are used, the effect of the presence of the heterogeneity on dose distribution may not always be easily predictable.

Pasciuti, Katia, E-mail: ka.pasciuti@libero.i [Laboratory of Medical Physics, Istituto Regina Elena, Roma (Italy); Iaccarino, Giuseppe; Strigari, Lidia [Laboratory of Medical Physics, Istituto Regina Elena, Roma (Italy); Malatesta, Tiziana [Medical Physics Department, S. Giovanni Calibita, Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Roma (Italy); Benassi, Marcello; Di Nallo, Anna Maria [Laboratory of Medical Physics, Istituto Regina Elena, Roma (Italy); Mirri, Alessandra; Pinzi, Valentina [Division of Radiotherapy, Istituto Regina Elena, Roma (Italy); Landoni, Valeria [Laboratory of Medical Physics, Istituto Regina Elena, Roma (Italy)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Heterogeneous recurrence monitoring and control of nonlinear stochastic processes  

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Recurrence is one of the most common phenomena in natural and engineering systems. Process monitoring of dynamic transitions in nonlinear and nonstationary systems is more concerned with aperiodic recurrences and recurrence variations. However, little has been done to investigate the heterogeneous recurrence variations and link with the objectives of process monitoring and anomaly detection. Notably, nonlinear recurrence methodologies are based on homogeneous recurrences, which treat all recurrence states in the same way as black dots, and non-recurrence is white in recurrence plots. Heterogeneous recurrences are more concerned about the variations of recurrence states in terms of state properties (e.g., values and relative locations) and the evolving dynamics (e.g., sequential state transitions). This paper presents a novel approach of heterogeneous recurrence analysis that utilizes a new fractal representation to delineate heterogeneous recurrence states in multiple scales, including the recurrences of both single states and multi-state sequences. Further, we developed a new set of heterogeneous recurrence quantifiers that are extracted from fractal representation in the transformed space. To that end, we integrated multivariate statistical control charts with heterogeneous recurrence analysis to simultaneously monitor two or more related quantifiers. Experimental results on nonlinear stochastic processes show that the proposed approach not only captures heterogeneous recurrence patterns in the fractal representation but also effectively monitors the changes in the dynamics of a complex system.

Yang, Hui, E-mail: huiyang@usf.edu; Chen, Yun [Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Analysis Laboratory, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620 (United States)] [Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Analysis Laboratory, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Shared-savings firm goes out of business: PMI users left with unserviced, malfunctioning equipment  

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Some customers of Performance Management Inc. (PMI) are left with non-functioning and the possible removal of equipment now that the shared-savings financing firm has gone out of business. PMI's departure from the contracts leaves no service or maintenance funds for the 50 to 100 installations in the field. Officials from most of the equipment manufacturers denied knowledge of PMI, which dealt only with independent installers and customers under a contract that called for users to share energy savings with PMI in exchange for PMI financing for installation and service. (DCK)

Galvin, C.

1983-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The building blocks of dynamical heterogeneities in dense granular media  

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We investigate experimentally the connection between short time dynamics and long time dynamical heterogeneities within a dense granular media under cyclic shear. We show that dynamical heterogeneities result from a two timescales process. Short time but already collective events consisting in clustered cage jumps concentrate most of the non affine displacements. On larger timescales such clusters appear aggregated both temporally and spatially in avalanches which eventually build the large scales dynamical heterogeneities. Our results indicate that facilitation plays an important role in the relaxation process although it does not appear to be conserved as proposed in many models studied in the literature.

R. Candelier; O. Dauchot; G. Biroli

2009-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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181

An approach to composing web services with context heterogeneity  

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The potential benefits of Web services composition heavily rely on semantic interoperability, i.e., the ability to exchange data meaningfully amongst Web services. Context heterogeneity, which refers to different implicit ...

Madnick, Stuart E.

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PARTITIONED ANALYSIS FOR DIMENSIONALLY-HETEROGENEOUS HYDRAULIC NETWORKS*  

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PARTITIONED ANALYSIS FOR DIMENSIONALLY-HETEROGENEOUS HYDRAULIC NETWORKS* JORGE S. LEIVA , PABLO J for which this procedure is envisaged arises when modeling hydraulic networks in which complex and simple

Buscaglia, Gustavo C.

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Effective hydraulic conductivity of bounded, strongly heterogeneous porous media  

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Effective hydraulic conductivity of bounded, strongly heterogeneous porous media Evangelos K of Arizona, Tucson Abstract. We develop analytical expressions for the effective hydraulic conductivity Ke boundaries. The log hydraulic conductivity Y forms a Gaussian, statistically homogeneous and anisotropic

Tartakovsky, Daniel M.

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Effect of Subgrid Heterogeneity on Scaling Geochemical and Biogeochemi...  

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A Case of U(VI) Desorption. Abstract: The effect of subgrid heterogeneity in sediment properties on the rate of uranylU(VI) desorption was investigated using a sediment...

185

Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous Clustered Sensor Networks: A Comparative Study  

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1 Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous Clustered Sensor Networks: A Comparative Study Vivek Mhatre elected, serve for the entire lifetime of the network) in a homoge- neous network, it is evident

Rosenberg, Catherine P.

186

Dynamic Heterogeneity-Aware Resource Provisioning in the Cloud  

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energy-efficient computing [2]. As a result, reducing energy consumption has become a primary concern and cooling. Dynamic capacity provisioning is a promising approach for reducing energy consumption heterogeneous machines with different capacities and energy consumption characteristics. Meanwhile

Boutaba, Raouf

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Well Productivity Enhancement of High Temperature Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoirs  

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Acidizing is one of the most popular techniques for well productivity enhancement during oil and gas production. However, the treatment method is not very effective when the wellbore penetrates through multiple layers of heterogeneous reservoirs...

Wang, Guanqun

2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Stability Reduces Conformational Heterogeneity in a Protein Folding  

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Increasing Stability Reduces Conformational Heterogeneity in a Protein Folding Intermediate, the results show that protein folding intermediates are ensembles of different structural forms direct experi- mental evidence in support of a basic tenet of energy landscape theory for protein folding

189

Quantitative tumor heterogeneity assessment on a nuclear population  

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Quantitative tumor heterogeneity assessment on a nuclear population basis Anne-Sofie Wessel score in this area was performed. 110 of the 226 TMA cores were scored by a pathologist. The automatic

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Green Radio Communications in a Heterogeneous Wireless Medium  

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1 Green Radio Communications in a Heterogeneous Wireless Medium Muhammad Ismail and Weihua Zhuang wireless communication networks. Such energy efficient solutions are referred to as green communication efficient wireless communication networks, due to environmental, financial, and quality

Zhuang, Weihua

191

Mapping parallel programs to heterogeneous multi-core systems   

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Heterogeneous computer systems are ubiquitous in all areas of computing, from mobile to high-performance computing. They promise to deliver increased performance at lower energy cost than purely homogeneous, CPU-based ...

Grewe, Dominik

2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Entrainment of heterogeneous glycolytic oscillations in single cells  

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Cell signaling, gene expression, and metabolism are affected by cell-cell heterogeneity and random changes in the environment. The effects of such fluctuations on cell signaling and gene expression have recently been studied intensively using single-cell experiments. In metabolism heterogeneity may be particularly important because it may affect synchronisation of metabolic oscillations, an important example of cell-cell communication. This synchronisation is notoriously difficult to describe theoretically as the example of glycolytic oscillations shows: neither is the mechanism of glycolytic synchronisation understood nor the role of cell-cell heterogeneity. To pin down the mechanism and to assess its robustness and universality we have experimentally investigated the entrainment of glycolytic oscillations in individual yeast cells by periodic external perturbations. We find that oscillatory cells synchronise through phase shifts and that the mechanism is insensitive to cell heterogeneity (robustness) and si...

Gustavsson, A -K; Mehlig, B; Goksör, M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous-race-free Memory Models Derek R. Hower  

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1 Heterogeneous-race-free Memory Models Derek R. Hower , Blake A. Hechtman§ , Bradford M. Beckmann Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison Computer Sciences {derek.hower, brad

Wood, David A.

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Discrete Feature Approach for Heterogeneous Reservoir Production Enhancement  

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The report presents summaries of technology development for discrete feature modeling in support of the improved oil recovery (IOR) for heterogeneous reservoirs. In addition, the report describes the demonstration of these technologies at project study sites.

Dershowitz, William S.; Curran, Brendan; Einstein, Herbert; LaPointe, Paul; Shuttle, Dawn; Klise, Kate

2002-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Chemically Heterogeneous Interfaces  

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), and a metal alloy interface (Cu-Pb). In both systems, interfacial prefreezing (crystal formation above the melting point of the fluid) was observed and this prefreezing was seen to promote heterogeneous nucleation, when the systems were cooled below...

Palafox Hernandez, Jesus Pablo

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

196

New Embolization Microcoil Consisting of Firm and Flexible Segments: Preliminary Clinical Experience  

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Purpose. To describe the preliminary clinical experience with a new embolization microcoil. Methods. The microcoil was made of a platinum coil spring, and consisted of firm and flexible segments. The firm segment functioned as an anchor and the flexible segment was well compacted to occlude the arteries. No Dacron fiber was attached. Seventy-one new microcoils were placed via microcatheters in 28 visceral arteries of 17 patients. Two other types of microcoils with Dacron fibers were used together in 8 arteries. Results. Sixty-nine new microcoils were placed and compacted successfully. Two coils were misplaced; one was retrieved and the other was left in the migrated artery, which remained patent 5 months later. All 28 arteries were occluded, and the goals of intervention were achieved successfully in all 17 cases. Conclusion. The new microcoils anchored and compacted well in the arteries. The clinical feasibility of this coil design was confirmed. The additional use of other types of microcoils with Dacron fiber was necessary to obtain rapid occlusion in some cases.

Irie, Toshiyuki [Hitachi General Hospital, Department of Radiology (Japan)], E-mail: toshiyuki.irie@ibabyo.hitachi.co.jp

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The heterogeneous gas with singular interaction: Generalized circular law and heterogeneous renormalized energy  

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We introduce and analyze $d$ dimensional Coulomb gases with random charge distribution and general external confining potential. We show that these gases satisfy a large deviations principle. The analysis of the minima of the rate function (which is the leading term of the energy) reveals that at equilibrium, the particle distribution is a generalized circular law (i.e. with spherical support but non-necessarily uniform distribution). In the classical electrostatic external potential, there are infinitely many minimizers of the rate function. The most likely macroscopic configuration is a disordered distribution in which particles are uniformly distributed (for $d=2$, the circular law), and charges are independent of the positions of the particles. General charge-dependent confining potentials unfold this degenerate situation: in contrast, the particle density is not uniform, and particles spontaneously organize according to their charge. In that picture the classical electrostatic potential appears as a transition at which order is lost. Sub-leading terms of the energy are derived: we show that these are related to an operator, generalizing the Coulomb renormalized energy, which incorporates the heterogeneous nature of the charges. This heterogeneous renormalized energy informs us about the microscopic arrangements of the particles, which are non-standard, strongly depending on the charges, and include progressive and irregular lattices.

Luis Carlos Garcia del Molino; Khashayar Pakdaman; Jonathan Touboul

2014-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

198

NMR CHARACTERIZATIONS OF PROPERTIES OF HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA  

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A critical and long-standing need within the petroleum industry is the specification of suitable petrophysical properties for mathematical simulation of fluid flow in petroleum reservoirs (i.e., reservoir characterization). The development of accurate reservoir characterizations is extremely challenging. Property variations may be described on many scales, and the information available from measurements reflect different scales. In fact, experiments on laboratory core samples, well-log data, well-test data, and reservoir-production data all represent information potentially valuable to reservoir characterization, yet they all reflect information about spatial variations of properties at different scales. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and imaging (MRI) provide enormous potential for developing new descriptions and understandings of heterogeneous media. NMR has the rare capability to probe permeable media non-invasively, with spatial resolution, and it provides unique information about molecular motions and interactions that are sensitive to morphology. NMR well-logging provides the best opportunity ever to resolve permeability distributions within petroleum reservoirs. We develop MRI methods to determine, for the first time, spatially resolved distributions of porosity and permeability within permeable media samples that approach the intrinsic scale: the finest resolution of these macroscopic properties possible. To our knowledge, this is the first time that the permeability is actually resolved at a scale smaller than the sample. In order to do this, we have developed a robust method to determine of relaxation distributions from NMR experiments and a novel implementation and analysis of MRI experiments to determine the amount of fluid corresponding to imaging regions, which are in turn used to determine porosity and saturation distributions. We have developed a novel MRI experiment to determine velocity distributions within flowing experiments, and developed methodology using that data to determine spatially resolved permeability distributions. We investigate the use of intrinsic properties for developing improved correlations for predicting permeability from NMR well-logging data and for obtaining more accurate estimates of multiphase flow properties--the relative permeability and capillary pressure--from displacement experiments. We demonstrate the use of MRI measurements of saturation and relaxation for prediction wetting-phase relative permeability for unstable experiments. Finally, we developed an improved method for determining surface relaxivity with NMR experiments, which can provide better descriptions of permeable media microstructures and improved correlations for permeability predictions.

C.T. Philip Chang; Changho Choi; Jeromy T. Hollenshead; Rudi Michalak; Jack Phan; Ramon Saavedra; John C. Slattery; Jinsoo Uh; Randi Valestrand; A. Ted Watson; Song Xue

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing the catalytic activity and heterogeneity of Au-nanoparticles at the single-molecule level  

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electricity from solar or fuel cells.16,20,21,32­38 The modern nanocatalysts, especially for solar and fuel cells, are still far from optimal for sustainable applications, however.39 Intense efforts have thus

Chen, Peng

200

Feedbacks between hydrological heterogeneity and bioremediation induced biogeochemical transformations  

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For guiding optimal design and interpretation of in-situ treatments that strongly perturb subsurface systems, knowledge about the spatial and temporal patterns of mass transport and reaction intensities are important. Here, a procedure was developed and applied to time-lapse concentrations of a conservative tracer (bromide), an injected amendment (acetate) and reactive species (iron(II), uranium(VI) and sulfate) associated with two field scale biostimulation experiments, which were conducted successively at the same field location over two years. The procedure is based on a temporal moment analysis approach that relies on a streamtube approximation. The study shows that biostimulated reactions can be considerably influenced by subsurface hydrological and geochemical heterogeneities: the delivery of bromide and acetate and the intensity of the sulfate reduction is interpreted to be predominantly driven by the hydrological heterogeneity, while the intensity of the iron reduction is interpreted to be primarily controlled by the geochemical heterogeneity. The intensity of the uranium(VI) reduction appears to be impacted by both the hydrological and geochemical heterogeneity. Finally, the study documents the existence of feedbacks between hydrological heterogeneity and remediation-induced biogeochemical transformations at the field scale, particularly the development of precipitates that may cause clogging and flow rerouting.

Englert, A.; Hubbard, S.S.; Williams, K.H.; Li, L.; Steefel, C.I.

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sell-in versus Sell-through Revenue Recognition: An Examination of Firm Characteristics and Financial Information Quality  

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equipment industries that use either the sell-in method or the sell-through method. I find that firms with higher growth opportunities and strong corporate governance are less likely to use the sell-in method. In addition, corporate governance strength...

Rasmussen, Stephanie Jean Binger

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback-based Information Roadmap (FIRM): Graph-based Estimation and Control of Robotic Systems Under Uncertainty  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.1.4 Dynamic Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2.1.5 Constrained POMDP problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2.2 Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2.2.1 Time-varying LQG... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 4.3.3 Success Probability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 4.4 Generic FIRM Algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 4.5 Probabilistic Completeness Under Uncertainty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 4.5...

Aghamohammadi, Aliakbar

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Digging into exploration processes within established firms: Insights from two entities dedicated to enhancing radical innovation to support existing  

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1 Digging into exploration processes within established firms: Insights from two entities dedicated to understand the specificities of exploration processes. In this paper we propose to dig into the exploration.midler@polytechnique.edu ABSTRACT Since the seminal work of J. March (1991), balancing exploration and exploitation activities

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

204

Acoustic excitations and elastic heterogeneities in disordered solids  

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In the recent years, much attention has been devoted to the inhomogeneous nature of the mechanical response at the nano-scale in disordered solids. Clearly, the elastic heterogeneities that have been characterized in this context are expected to strongly impact the nature of the sound waves which, in contrast to the case of perfect crystals, cannot be completely rationalized in terms of phonons. Building on previous work on a toy model showing an amorphisation transition [Mizuno H, Mossa S, Barrat JL (2013) EPL {\\bf 104}:56001], we investigate the relationship between sound waves and elastic heterogeneities in a unified framework, by continuously interpolating from the perfect crystal, through increasingly defective phases, to fully developed glasses. We provide strong evidence of a direct correlation between sound waves features and the extent of the heterogeneous mechanical response at the nano-scale.

Hideyuki Mizuno; Stefano Mossa; Jean-Louis Barrat

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

205

An experimental investigation of viscous fingering in heterogeneous porous media  

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The growth of viscous fingers in heterogeneous porous media was examined using flow visualization experiments in four different glass bead packs with different permeability heterogeneities: a uniform permeability model, one with two equal-width layers in the flow direction, one with a thin, high permeability streak in the flow direction, and one with blocks of different permeabilities. The experiments were compared with numerical simulations, paying particular attention to finger growth mechanisms, finger sizes and locations, and number of fingers. In near-homogeneous model displacements, fingers were observed to grow through the mechanisms of spreading, splitting, shielding, and coalescence. In all experiments, shielding and coalescence acted to reduce the number of fingers as flow progressed. Analysis of pressure distributions in and around fingers indicates that viscous crossflow was the driving force for the finger growth mechanisms. Simulations of the experiments yielded finger patterns similar to those observed in the experiments. The general agreement over a variety of mobility ratios and rates indicates that the simulator used captures the essential features of the physics of finger growth. In heterogeneous permeability fields, locations of fingers were largely determined by the pattern of heterogeneity. In the model with two thick layers and the model with blocks of different permeabilities, a pattern of viscous fingers was superimposed on the fronts. The model with a thin, high permeability streak showed very little viscous fingering because the width of the layer was small. In the heterogeneous cases, simulations yielded finger patterns remarkably similar to those observed in experiments. In particular, simulations reproduced the concept of viscous fingers overlain on flow affected by permeability heterogeneity.

Brock, D.C.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A lattice mesoscopic model of dynamically heterogeneous fluids  

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We introduce a mesoscopic three-dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Model which attempts to mimick the physical features associated with cage effects in dynamically heterogeneous fluids. To this purpose, we extend the standard Lattice Boltzmann dynamics with self-consistent constraints based on the non-local density of the surrounding fluid. The resulting dynamics exhibits typical features of dynamic heterogeneous fluids, such as non-Gaussian density distributions and long-time relaxation. Due to its intrinsically parallel dynamics, and absence of statistical noise, the method is expected to compute significantly faster than molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and lattice glass models.

A. Lamura; S. Succi

2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

207

Hydrocarbons Heterogeneous Pyrolysis: Experiments and Modeling for Scramjet Thermal Management  

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1 Hydrocarbons Heterogeneous Pyrolysis: Experiments and Modeling for Scramjet Thermal Management : United States (2008)" #12;2 I. Introduction One of the main issues of the development of scramjet, an air to the endothermicity of its thermal decomposition. Because of the large heat load found in a scramjet, engine

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Reliability of Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems in the Presence  

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Reliability of Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems in the Presence of Correlated Failures Jorge E. Pezoa, Member, IEEE and Majeed M. Hayat, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--While the reliability) fail independently, the impact of correlated failures of CEs on the reliability remains an open

Hayat, Majeed M.

209

PerCon: A Personal Digital Library for Heterogeneous Data  

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PerCon: A Personal Digital Library for Heterogeneous Data Su Inn Park, Frank Shipman Center a personal digital library of data. Users may then search, browse, visualize and annotate the data stages of exploratory research. We liken these personal and small group data collections to personal book

Shipman, Frank

210

A Gossip Algorithm for Heterogeneous Multi-Vehicle Routing Problems  

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tasks arbitrarily distributed in a plane, to each task is assigned a servicing cost, each vehicle with arbi- trary execution cost and vehicles with different task exe- cution speeds. We provide upperA Gossip Algorithm for Heterogeneous Multi-Vehicle Routing Problems Mauro Franceschelli Daniele

Bullo, Francesco

211

TURBULENT SHEAR STRESS IN HETEROGENEOUS SEDIMENT-LADEN FLOWS  

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TURBULENT SHEAR STRESS IN HETEROGENEOUS SEDIMENT-LADEN FLOWS By Hyoseop Woo,1 Associate Member are the beginning of motion of sediment particles and sediment transport in alluvial channels. If shear stress can be well defined in clear-water flows, compar- atively little is known about shear stresses in sediment

Julien, Pierre Y.

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Effect of Land Surface Heterogeneity on Satellite Near-  

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in regulating the energy and water balance at the soil surface and it is therefore a crucial variable for many. SMOS will carry an L-band (1.4GHz) microwave radiometer and will provide near-surface soil moisture highly heterogeneous land surface conditions. The principal objectives of this research are to (i) test

Walker, Jeff

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Uni ed Support for Heterogeneous Security Policies in Distributed Systems  

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Uni ed Support for Heterogeneous Security Policies in Distributed Systems Naftaly H. Minsky in this paper a security mechanism that can support e ciently, and in a uni ed manner, a wide range of security policies are de ned formallyandexplicitly,and are enforced bya uni ed mechanism. Each policy under

Minsky, Naftaly

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Energy Consumption Characteriation of Heterogeneous Servers School of Computer Science  

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Energy Consumption Characteriation of Heterogeneous Servers Xiao Zhang School of Computer Science Machine between servers to save energy. An accurate energy consumption model is the basic of energy management. Most past studies show that energy consumption has linear relation with resource utilization. We

Qin, Xiao

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Chimera states in heterogeneous networks Carlo R. Laing  

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Chimera states in heterogeneous networks Carlo R. Laing Institute of Information and Mathematical Chimera states in networks of coupled oscillators occur when some fraction of the oscillators synchronise with one another, while the remaining oscillators are incoherent. Several groups have studied chimerae

Laing, Carlo R.

216

Autonomous Demand Response in Heterogeneous Smart Grid Topologies  

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, heterogeneous grid, locational marginal price, game theory, Nash equilibrium. I. INTRODUCTION Demand response on locational marginal prices (LMPs), which depend on parameters such as the line c appliances such as air-conditioners and water-heaters [2]. An alternative for DLC is smart pricing, where

Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

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An Analysis of Heterogeneity in Futuristic Unmanned Vehicle Systems  

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and with enough automation aboard unmanned vehicles, inverting the multiple operators to single-vehicle control1 An Analysis of Heterogeneity in Futuristic Unmanned Vehicle Systems C.E. NEHME M.L. CUMMINGS paradigm is possible. These studies, however, have generally focused on homogeneous teams of vehicles

Cummings, Mary "Missy"

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Energy-Efficient Computing with Heterogeneous Multi-Cores  

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Energy-Efficient Computing with Heterogeneous Multi-Cores Tulika Mitra School of Computing National the application can be exploited leading to faster and energy-efficient computing. This paper describes of such architectures for improved energy-efficiency. I. INTRODUCTION The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented

Mitra, Tulika

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MCNP5 Validation for Criticality Calculations: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Systems  

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OF APPLICABILITY 51 6.1 General Area and Range of Applicability 51 6.2 Westinghouse Specific Area and Range.2 Heterogeneous Systems 42 4.3 Summary 45 5 STATISTICAL EVALUATION 46 5.1 Determination of Upper Subcritical Limit by USLSTATS 46 5.2 Determination of Upper Subcritical Limit Using Lower Tolerance Limit 49 6 AREA AND RANGE

Haviland, David

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Nucleotide Specificity versus Complex Heterogeneity in Exonuclease Activity Measurements  

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Nucleotide Specificity versus Complex Heterogeneity in Exonuclease Activity Measurements Jo activity is nucleotide-dependent, and that a fluorescent label bound to a nucleotide significantly slows are fluorescently labeled at two specific sites in the nucleotide sequence (positions 5 and 38 from the free end

Enderlein, Jörg

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Heterogeneity of Nucleotide Frequencies Among Evolutionary Lineages and Phylogenetic Inference  

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Heterogeneity of Nucleotide Frequencies Among Evolutionary Lineages and Phylogenetic Inference is the homogeneity of nucleotide frequencies among taxa, which refers to the equality of the nucleotide frequency bias among species. Changes in nucleotide frequency among different lineages in a data set are thought

Rosenberg, Michael S.

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a Modular, Multi-Engine Simulator for Heterogeneous Swarm Robotics  

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ARGoS: a Modular, Multi-Engine Simulator for Heterogeneous Swarm Robotics Carlo Pinciroli, Vito, Gianni Di Caro, Frederick Ducatelle, Timothy Stirling§, ´Alvaro Guti´errez, Luca Maria Gambardella. A unique feature of ARGoS is the possibility to use multiple physics engines of different types

Libre de Bruxelles, Université

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Nanoscale Heterogeneity of Polyamide Membranes Formed by Interfacial Polymerization  

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Nanoscale Heterogeneity of Polyamide Membranes Formed by Interfacial Polymerization Viatcheslav theoretical model of polyamide membrane formation via interfacial polymerization. 1. Introduction Polyamide of a microporous support (most often polysulfone) by means of interfacial polymerization (IP).3,4 The latter method

Freger, Viatcheslav "Slava"

224

A Dynamic Matching and Scheduling Algorithm for Heterogeneous Computing Systems  

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A heterogeneous computing system provides a variety of different machines, orchestrated to perform an application Maheswaran and Howard Jay Siegel Parallel Processing Laboratory School of Electrical and Computer Engineering whose subtasks have diverse execution requirements. The subtasks must be assigned to machines (matching

225

Power-Aware Dynamic Task Scheduling for Heterogeneous Accelerated Clusters  

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Power-Aware Dynamic Task Scheduling for Heterogeneous Accelerated Clusters Tomoaki Hamano, Toshio Endo and Satoshi Matsuoka Tokyo Institute of Technology/JST, Japan Abstract Recent accelerators with accelerators and general CPUs are becoming popular, such as LANL's Roadrun- ner and our own TSUBAME

226

HETEROGENEOUS MULTIPROCESSOR MAPPING FOR REAL-TIME STREAMING SYSTEMS  

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address the problem of multi-objective mapping of SDF graphs onto heterogeneous multi-processor platforms can be modeled by synchronous data flow (SDF) graphs [1]. Multiprocessor mapping of an SDF graph were focused on SDF mapping on homogeneous multiprocessors [1][2]. More recent ap- proaches have

Gerstlauer, Andreas

227

Examining Energy Use in Heterogeneous Archival Storage Systems  

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Examining Energy Use in Heterogeneous Archival Storage Systems Ian F. Adams*, Ethan L. Miller to consume upwards of 35% the total energy used [2]. As systems grow to encompass thousands of storage to power and cool storage devices, and energy costs are no longer the only issues--data center architects

Polyzotis, Neoklis (Alkis)

228

Towards Cooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of  

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in industrial and research applications the need to execute successfully challenging missions and tasks has also computing capabil- ities. Several applications have been investigated with robots, which differ only are classified as weakly or strongly heterogeneous. An application with a strongly heteroge- neous robot team has

Stryk, Oskar von

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Hybrid Heterogeneous Energy Supply Networks Farinaz Koushanfar and Azalia Mirhoseini  

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Hybrid Heterogeneous Energy Supply Networks Farinaz Koushanfar and Azalia Mirhoseini Department--Efficient energy supply, storage, and distribution are key technical challenges for design and operation of electronic systems. In particular, energy supply is the most scarce resource and constraint for mobile

230

Heterogeneous cavitation in liquid helium 4 near a glass plate  

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Heterogeneous cavitation in liquid helium 4 near a glass plate X. Chavanne, S. Balibar and F wave to study cavitation, i.e. the nucleation of bubbles, in liquid helium 4 near a clean glass plate and threshold pressures in the range 0 to -3 bar, significantly less negative than for homogeneous cavitation

Caupin, Frédéric

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Anthropogenic Biomes ver. 1 Anthropogenic biomes represent heterogeneous  

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defined by population density and vegetation cover. The 21 biomes are grouped into six major categoriesAnthropogenic Biomes ver. 1 Africa Anthropogenic biomes represent heterogeneous landscape mosaics: Populated irrigated cropland 34: Populated rainfed cropland 35: Remote croplands 41: Residential rangelands

Columbia University

232

A Resources Virtualization Approach Supporting Uniform Access to Heterogeneous  

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A Resources Virtualization Approach Supporting Uniform Access to Heterogeneous Grid Resources1 of resources such as computing resources, storage resources, instrument resources, data resources, etc. However, because of the differences of formats, descriptions, structures, and access modes of these resources, grid

Keinan, Alon

233

An analysis and hypothesis generation platform for heterogeneous cancer  

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An analysis and hypothesis generation platform for heterogeneous cancer databases. Philip Roy QUINLAN a,1, Alastair THOMPSON a and Chris REED b a Dundee Cancer Centre, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee b School of Computing, University of Dundee, Dundee Abstract. The field of cancer research

Reed, Chris

234

Coordinated Output Regulation of Multiple Heterogeneous Linear Systems  

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, the generalizations of coordination of multiple linear dynamic systems to the cooperative output regulation problemCoordinated Output Regulation of Multiple Heterogeneous Linear Systems Ziyang Meng, Tao Yang, Dimos V. Dimarogonas, and Karl H. Johansson Abstract-- The coordinated output regulation problem

Dimarogonas, Dimos

235

Cellubrevin-targeted Fluorescence Uncovers Heterogeneity in the Recycling Endosomes*  

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Cellubrevin-targeted Fluorescence Uncovers Heterogeneity in the Recycling Endosomes* (Received, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-3200 The pH and trafficking of recycling endosomes have-enriched recycling endosomes (pHCb) and FITC-transferrin to measure the pH of transferrin- enriched recycling

Machen, Terry E.

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Forensic Tracking and Surveillance Algorithms for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Settings  

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Forensic Tracking and Surveillance Algorithms for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Settings Submitted-Kuwari) Date: #12;"I cannot succeed except through God" #12;Abstract Digital forensics is an emerging field. Traditionally, digital forensics has been confined to the extraction of digital evidence from electronic devices

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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Measuring Heterogeneity in Forensic Databases Using Hierarchical Bayes Models  

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Measuring Heterogeneity in Forensic Databases Using Hierarchical Bayes Models By Kathryn Roeder, as currently defined, do not uniquely identify individuals. For criminal cases involving DNA evidence, forensic­ ing profiles are based on reference populations maintained by forensic testing laboratories. Each

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Characterization of oil and gas reservoir heterogeneity. Final report  

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Research described In this report addresses the internal architecture of two specific reservoir types: restricted-platform carbonates and fluvial-deltaic sandstones. Together, these two reservoir types contain more than two-thirds of the unrecovered mobile oil remaining ill Texas. The approach followed in this study was to develop a strong understanding of the styles of heterogeneity of these reservoir types based on a detailed outcrop description and a translation of these findings into optimized recovery strategies in select subsurface analogs. Research targeted Grayburg Formation restricted-platform carbonate outcrops along the Algerita Escarpment and In Stone Canyon In southeastern New Mexico and Ferron deltaic sandstones in central Utah as analogs for the North Foster (Grayburg) and Lake Creek (Wilcox) units, respectively. In both settings, sequence-stratigraphic style profoundly influenced between-well architectural fabric and permeability structure. It is concluded that reservoirs of different depositional origins can therefore be categorized Into a ``heterogeneity matrix`` based on varying intensity of vertical and lateral heterogeneity. The utility of the matrix is that it allows prediction of the nature and location of remaining mobile oil. Highly stratified reservoirs such as the Grayburg, for example, will contain a large proportion of vertically bypassed oil; thus, an appropriate recovery strategy will be waterflood optimization and profile modification. Laterally heterogeneous reservoirs such as deltaic distributary systems would benefit from targeted infill drilling (possibly with horizontal wells) and improved areal sweep efficiency. Potential for advanced recovery of remaining mobile oil through heterogeneity-based advanced secondary recovery strategies In Texas is projected to be an Incremental 16 Bbbl. In the Lower 48 States this target may be as much as 45 Bbbl at low to moderate oil prices over the near- to mid-term.

Tyler, N.; Barton, M.D.; Bebout, D.G.; Fisher, R.S.; Grigsby, J.D.; Guevara, E.; Holtz, M.; Kerans, C.; Nance, H.S.; Levey, R.A.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVIDENCE FOR MAGNESIUM ISOTOPE HETEROGENEITY IN THE SOLAR PROTOPLANETARY DISK  

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With a half-life of 0.73 Myr, the {sup 26}Al-to-{sup 26}Mg decay system is the most widely used short-lived chronometer for understanding the formation and earliest evolution of the solar protoplanetary disk. However, the validity of {sup 26}Al-{sup 26}Mg ages of meteorites and their components relies on the critical assumption that the canonical {sup 26}Al/{sup 27}Al ratio of {approx}5 x 10{sup -5} recorded by the oldest dated solids, calcium-aluminium-rich inclusions (CAIs), represents the initial abundance of {sup 26}Al for the solar system as a whole. Here, we report high-precision Mg-isotope measurements of inner solar system solids, asteroids, and planets demonstrating the existence of widespread heterogeneity in the mass-independent {sup 26}Mg composition ({mu}{sup 26}Mg*) of bulk solar system reservoirs with solar or near-solar Al/Mg ratios. This variability may represent heterogeneity in the initial abundance of {sup 26}Al across the solar protoplanetary disk at the time of CAI formation and/or Mg-isotope heterogeneity. By comparing the U-Pb and {sup 26}Al-{sup 26}Mg ages of pristine solar system materials, we infer that the bulk of the {mu}{sup 26}Mg* variability reflects heterogeneity in the initial abundance of {sup 26}Al across the solar protoplanetary disk. We conclude that the canonical value of {approx}5 x 10{sup -5} represents the average initial abundance of {sup 26}Al only in the CAI-forming region, and that large-scale heterogeneity-perhaps up to 80% of the canonical value-may have existed throughout the inner solar system. If correct, our interpretation of the Mg-isotope composition of inner solar system objects precludes the use of the {sup 26}Al-{sup 26}Mg system as an accurate early solar system chronometer.

Larsen, Kirsten K.; Trinquier, Anne; Paton, Chad; Schiller, Martin; Wielandt, Daniel; Connelly, James N.; Nordlund, Ake; Krot, Alexander N.; Bizzarro, Martin [Centre for Star and Planet Formation, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen DK-1350 (Denmark); Ivanova, Marina A. [Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation)

2011-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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U. S. S. R. E and P woes create opportunities for service firms  

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This paper discusses how many oil field service and supply (OFSS) firms now have the opportunity to enter the Soviet Union. Their technology can help reverse production declines in existing fields and improve long-term prospects for newly discovered reverses. The Soviet Union is in the throes of its third oil crisis in 15 years. The U.S.S.R.'s first oil crisis was triggered by the unexpected decline of production from the Volga fields in 1977. Its second crisis was set off when West Siberian production faltered in 1985-1988, combined with a fall in oil prices which reduced the hard currency earnings needed to pay for imports of Western technology. In the past, rapid shifts of internal investment funds into the oil sector and selected imports of critical Western oil field technology saved the day. Today, the situation requires a fundamental change because only a massive influx of Western capital, experience, services, and technology offers any hope of reversing the latest decline in Soviet oil production, which began in 1988.

Deffavges, E.H.; Moeller, R.C.; Tveat, J.E. (Booz, Allen and Hamilton, San Francisco, CA (US))

1990-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Federating Distributed and Heterogeneous Information Sources in Neuroimaging: The NeuroBase Project Federating Distributed and Heterogeneous In-  

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Federating Distributed and Heterogeneous Information Sources in Neuroimaging: The NeuroBase ProjectBase Project C. Barillot1 , H. Benali2 , M. Dojat4 , A. Gaignard1 , B. Gibaud1 , S. Kinkingnéhun2 , J Sources in Neuroimaging: The NeuroBase Project C. Barillot1 , H. Benali2 , M. Dojat3 , A. Gaignard1 , B

Boyer, Edmond

242

AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR SYSTEMATIC TESTING OF LOCOMOTION ON HETEROGENEOUS GRANULAR MEDIA*  

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robotic locomotors like PackBot or RHex (Figure 1a) travel across these "flowable" types of terrain [1]). Figure 1 Natural heterogeneous terrain. (a) RHex robot traveling across heterogeneous gravel substrate

Goldman, Daniel I.

243

Hybrid Dynamic Energy and Thermal Management in Heterogeneous Embedded Multiprocessor SoCs  

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Hybrid Dynamic Energy and Thermal Management in Heterogeneous Embedded Multiprocessor SoCs Shervin propose a joint thermal and energy management technique specifically designed for heterogeneous MPSo technique simultaneously reduces the thermal hot spots, temperature gradients, and energy consumption

Simunic, Tajana

244

Value or Growth? Pricing of Idiosyncratic Cash Flow Risk with Heterogeneous Beliefs  

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We study an equilibrium continuous-time exchange economy where idiosyncratic cash flow risks are priced via investors' heterogeneous beliefs. Investors perceive idiosyncratic cash flow risks differently through heterogeneous subjective mean growth...

Jhang, Ho Gyu

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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ISHHC XIII International Symposium on the Relations betweenHomogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis  

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The International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC) has a long and distinguished history. Since 1974, in Brussels, this event has been held in Lyon, France (1977), Groeningen, The Netherlands (1981); Asilomar, California (1983); Novosibirsk, Russia (1986); Pisa, Italy (1989); Tokyo, Japan (1992); Balatonfuered, Hungary (1995); Southampton, United Kingdom (1999); Lyon, France (2001); Evanston, Illinois (2001) and Florence, Italy (2005). The aim of this international conference in Berkeley is to bring together practitioners in the three fields of catalysis, heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzyme, which utilize mostly nanosize particles. Recent advances in instrumentation, synthesis and reaction studies permit the nanoscale characterization of the catalyst systems, often for the same reaction, under similar experimental conditions. It is hoped that this circumstance will permit the development of correlations of these three different fields of catalysis on the molecular level. To further this goal we aim to uncover and focus on common concepts that emerge from nanoscale studies of structures and dynamics of the three types of catalysts. Another area of focus that will be addressed is the impact on and correlation of nanosciences with catalysis. There is information on the electronic and atomic structures of nanoparticles and their dynamics that should have importance in catalyst design and catalytic activity and selectivity.

Somorjai (Ed.), G.A.

2007-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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CONE-DHT: A distributed self-stabilizing algorithm for a heterogeneous storage system  

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CONE-DHT: A distributed self-stabilizing algorithm for a heterogeneous storage system Sebastian of managing a dynamic heterogeneous storage system in a distributed way so that the amount of data assigned for a dynamic heterogeneous storage system. Many solutions for distributed storage systems have already been

Paderborn, Universität

247

Effective friction law for smallscale fault heterogeneity in 3D dynamic rupture  

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Effective friction law for smallscale fault heterogeneity in 3D dynamic rupture S. Latour,1 M friction, we numerically construct effective friction laws that integrate the effects of smallscale, the static friction heterogeneities and the friction law. We first define a periodic smallscale heterogeneous

Nicolas, Chamot-Rooke

248

Temperature-dependent structural heterogeneity in calcium silicate liquids.  

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X-ray diffraction measurements performed on aerodynamically levitated CaSiO{sub 3} droplets have been interpreted using a structurally heterogeneous liquid-state model. When cooled, the high-temperature liquid shows evidence of the polymerization of edge shared Ca octahedra. Diffraction isosbestic points are used to characterize the polymerization process in the pair-distribution function. This behavior is linear in the high-temperature melt but exhibits rapid growth just above the glass transition temperature around 1.2T{sub g}. The heterogeneous liquid interpretation is supported by molecular-dynamics simulations which show the CaSiO{sub 3} glass has more edge-shared polyhedra and fewer corner shared polyhedra than the liquid model.

Benmore, C. J.; Weber, J. K. R.; Wilding, M. C.; Du, J.; Parise, J. B. (X-Ray Science Division); (Materials Development Inc.); (Aberystwyth Univ.); (State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook); (Univ. of North Texas)

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Mining Large Heterogeneous Graphs using Cray s Urika  

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Pattern discovery and predictive modeling from seemingly related Big Data represented as massive, ad-hoc, heterogeneous networks (e.g., extremely large graphs with complex, possibly unknown structure) is an outstanding problem in many application domains. To address this problem, we are designing graph-mining algorithms capable of discovering relationship-patterns from such data and using those discovered patterns as features for classification and predictive modeling. Specifically, we are: (i) exploring statistical properties, mechanics and generative models of behavior patterns in heterogeneous information networks, (ii) developing novel, automated and scalable graph-pattern discovery algorithms and (iii) applying our relationship-analytics (data science + network science) expertise to domains spanning healthcare to homeland security.

Sukumar, Sreenivas R [ORNL] [ORNL; Bond, Nathaniel A [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Dynamics of Coupled Maps in Heterogeneous Random Networks  

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We study expanding circle maps interacting in a heterogeneous random network. Heterogeneity means that some nodes in the network are massively connected, while the remaining nodes are only poorly connected. We provide a probabilistic approach which enables us to describe the effective dynamics of the massively connected nodes when taking a weak interaction limit. More precisely, we show that for almost every random network and almost all initial conditions the high dimensional network governing the dynamics of the massively connected nodes can be reduced to a few macroscopic equations. Such reduction is intimately related to the ergodic properties of the expanding maps. This reduction allows one to explore the coherent properties of the network.

Tiago Pereira; Sebastian van Strien; Jeroen S. W. Lamb

2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

251

Test applications for heterogeneous real-time network testbed  

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This paper investigates several applications for a heterogeneous real-time network testbed. The network is heterogeneous in terms of network devices, technologies, protocols, and algorithms. The network is real-time in that its services can provide per-connection end-to-end performance guarantees. Although different parts of the network use different algorithms, all components have the necessary mechanisms to provide performance guarantees: admission control and priority scheduling. Three applications for this network are described in this paper: a video conferencing tool, a tool for combustion modeling using distributed computing, and an MPEG video archival system. Each has minimum performance requirements that must be provided by the network. By analyzing these applications, we provide insights to the traffic characteristics and performance requirements of practical real-time loads.

Mines, R.F.; Knightly, E.W.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Assembling thefacebook: Using heterogeneity to understand online social network assembly  

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Online social networks represent a popular and highly diverse class of social media systems. Despite this variety, each of these systems undergoes a general process of online social network assembly, which represents the complicated and heterogeneous changes that transform newly born systems into mature platforms. However, little is known about this process. For example, how much of a network's assembly is driven by simple growth? How does a network's structure change as it matures? How does network structure vary with adoption rates and user heterogeneity, and do these properties play different roles at different points in the assembly? We investigate these and other questions using a unique dataset of online connections among the roughly one million users at the first 100 colleges admitted to Facebook, captured just 20 months after its launch. We first show that different vintages and adoption rates across this population of networks reveal temporal dynamics of the assembly process, and that assembly is onl...

Jacobs, Abigail Z; Ugander, Johan; Clauset, Aaron

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous Beliefs, Collateralization, and Transactions in General Equilibrium  

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of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Leonardo Auernheimer Rajiv Sarin Committee Members, Thomas R. Saving David A. Bessler Amy J. Glass Head of Department, Timothy Gronberg August 2011 Major Subject...: Economics iii ABSTRACT Heterogeneous Beliefs, Collateralization, and Transactions in General Equilibrium. (August 2011) Xu Hu, B.B.A., The University of Science and Technology of China Co{Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Leonardo Auernheimer Dr. Rajiv...

Hu, Xu

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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1602 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2011 / Notices * An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer  

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1602 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2011 / Notices * An SME is defined,000 for large firms and $2,000 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME),* with up to two company

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The Effect of Branding and Firm Size on the Recurrence of Food Recall Events Associated with Pathogenic Contamination in the United States  

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an econometric model with discrete choice modeling approaches: logit and probit. There are two main hypotheses. Firstly, it is hypothesized that branding decreases the likelihood of the occurrence of the repeated recall event. Secondly, size of the firm...

Kapilakanchana, Montalee

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics and control of a heterogeneous azeotropic distillation column: Conventional control approach  

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In this work, bifurcation analysis and dynamic simulation were used to investigate the optimum conventional control strategy of an isopropyl alcohol (IPA), cyclohexane (CyH), and water (H{sub 2}O) heterogeneous azeotropic column. Steady-state process analysis shows that the optimal operation point should be located at a critical reflux, a transition point at which the distillation path switches from a route that passes through the IPA + H{sub 2}O azeotrope to one that passes through the IPA + CyH azeotrope. A good control strategy must be able to maintain a steady column temperature profile that shows a plateau near 70 C to ensure passage around the IPA + CyH azeotrope. An inverse double-loop control strategy is proposed based on principal component analysis. This scheme is capable of maintaining the desired column temperature profile given all kinds of feed disturbances, thus keeping the product IPA purity at the desired level.

Chien, I.L. [National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology, Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Wang, C.J.; Wong, D.S.H. [National Tsing Hua Univ., Hsinchu (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Picosecond Dynamic Heterogeneity, Hopping and Johari-Goldstein Relaxation in Glassforming Liquids  

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We show that incoherent quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) from molecular liquids reveals a two-state dynamic heterogeneity on a 1 ps timescale, where molecules are either highly confined or are free to undergo relatively large excursions. Data ranging from deep in the glassy state to well above the melting point allows us to observe temperature-dependent population levels and exchange between these two states. A simple physical picture emerges from this data, combined with published work, that provides a mechanism for "hopping" and for the Johari-Goldstein ($\\beta_{JG}$) relaxation, and allows us to accurately calculate the diffusion coefficient, $D_T$, and characteristic times for $\\alpha$, and $\\beta_{JG}$ relaxations from ps timescale neutron data.

Marcus T. Cicerone; Qin Zhong; Madhusudan Tyagi

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

258

Heterogeneous composite bodies with isolated lenticular shaped cermet regions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A heterogeneous body having ceramic rich cermet regions in a more ductile metal matrix. The heterogeneous bodies are formed by thermal spray operations on metal substrates. The thermal spray operations apply heat to a cermet powder and project it onto a solid substrate. The cermet powder is composed of complex composite particles in which a complex ceramic-metallic core particle is coated with a matrix precursor. The cermet regions are generally comprised of complex ceramic-metallic composites that correspond approximately to the core particles. The cermet regions are approximately lenticular shaped with an average width that is at least approximately twice the average thickness. The cermet regions are imbedded within the matrix phase and generally isolated from one another. They have obverse and reverse surfaces. The matrix phase is formed from the matrix precursor coating on the core particles. The amount of heat applied during the formation of the heterogeneous body is controlled so that the core particles soften but do not become so fluid that they disperse throughout the matrix phase. The force of the impact on the surface of the substrate tends to flatten them. The flattened cermet regions tend to be approximately aligned with one another in the body.

Sherman, Andrew J. (Cirtland Hills, OH)

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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What can I do with this degree? Corporate office summer clerkships and entry level  

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be valuable to private firms later. Governmentworkoffersavarietyofpractice opportunities from criminal Political Action Committees Law firms Public Interest Advocacy Groups Develop the ability to maintain energy Congressional representatives at national, state and local government PRIVATE PRACTICE Large multi-office firms

Escher, Christine

260

Final Technical Report - Investigation into the Relationship between Heterogeneity and Heavy-Tailed Solute Transport  

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The objective of this project was to characterize the influence that naturally complex geologic media has on anomalous dispersion and to determine if the nature of dispersion can be estimated from the underlying heterogeneous media. The UNM portion of this project was to provide detailed representations of aquifer heterogeneity through producing highly-resolved models of outcrop analogs to aquifer materials. This project combined outcrop-scale heterogeneity characterization (conducted at the University of New Mexico), laboratory experiments (conducted at Sandia National Laboratory), and numerical simulations (conducted at Sandia National Laboratory and Colorado School of Mines). The study was designed to test whether established dispersion theory accurately predicts the behavior of solute transport through heterogeneous media and to investigate the relationship between heterogeneity and the parameters that populate these models. The dispersion theory tested by this work was based upon the fractional advection-dispersion equation (fADE) model. Unlike most dispersion studies that develop a solute transport model by fitting the solute transport breakthrough curve, this project explored the nature of the heterogeneous media to better understand the connection between the model parameters and the aquifer heterogeneity. We also evaluated methods for simulating the heterogeneity to see whether these approaches (e.g., geostatistical) could reasonably replicate realistic heterogeneity. The UNM portion of this study focused on capturing realistic geologic heterogeneity of aquifer analogs using advanced outcrop mapping methods.

Weissmann, Gary S

2013-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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MRI of Heterogeneous Hydrogenation Reactions Using Parahydrogen Polarization  

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The power of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is its ability to image the internal structure of optically opaque samples and provide detailed maps of a variety of important parameters, such as density, diffusion, velocity and temperature. However, one of the fundamental limitations of this technique is its inherent low sensitivity. For example, the low signal to noise ratio (SNR) is particularly problematic for imaging gases in porous materials due to the low density of the gas and the large volume occluded by the porous material. This is unfortunate, as many industrially relevant chemical reactions take place at gas-surface interfaces in porous media, such as packed catalyst beds. Because of this severe SNR problem, many techniques have been developed to directly increase the signal strength. These techniques work by manipulating the nuclear spin populations to produce polarized} (i.e., non-equilibrium) states with resulting signal strengths that are orders of magnitude larger than those available at thermal equilibrium. This dissertation is concerned with an extension of a polarization technique based on the properties of parahydrogen. Specifically, I report on the novel use of heterogeneous catalysis to produce parahydrogen induced polarization and applications of this new technique to gas phase MRI and the characterization of micro-reactors. First, I provide an overview of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and how parahydrogen is used to improve the SNR of the NMR signal. I then present experimental results demonstrating that it is possible to use heterogeneous catalysis to produce parahydrogen-induced polarization. These results are extended to imaging void spaces using a parahydrogen polarized gas. In the second half of this dissertation, I demonstrate the use of parahydrogen-polarized gas-phase MRI for characterizing catalytic microreactors. Specifically, I show how the improved SNR allows one to map parameters important for characterizing the heat and mass transport in a heterogeneous catalyst bed. This is followed by appendices containing detailed information regarding the design and use of my experimental setup.

Burt, Scott R; Burt, Scott R.

2008-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Dense Heterogeneous Continuum Model of Two-Phase Explosion Fields  

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A heterogeneous continuum model is proposed to describe the dispersion of a dense Aluminum particle cloud in an explosion. Let {alpha}{sub 1} denote the volume fraction occupied by the gas and {alpha}{sub 2} the fraction occupied by the solid, satisfying the volume conservation relation: {alpha}{sub 1} + {alpha}{sub 2} = 1. When the particle phase occupies a non-negligible volume fraction (i.e., {alpha}{sub 2} > 0), additional terms, proportional to {alpha}{sub 2}, appear in the conservation laws for two-phase flows. These include: (i) a particle pressure (due to particle collisions), (ii) a corresponding sound speed (which produces real eigenvalues for the particle phase system), (iii) an Archimedes force induced on the particle phase (by the gas pressure gradient), and (iv) multi-particle drag effects (which enhance the momentum coupling between phases). These effects modify the accelerations and energy distributions in the phases; we call this the Dense Heterogeneous Continuum Model. A characteristics analysis of the Model equations indicates that the system is hyperbolic with real eigenvalues for the gas phase: {l_brace}v{sub 1}, v{sub 1} {+-} {alpha}{sub 1}{r_brace} and for the 'particle gas' phase: {l_brace}v{sub 2}, v{sub 2} {+-}{alpha}{sub 2}{r_brace} and the particles: {l_brace}v{sub 2}{r_brace}, where v{sub i} and {alpha}{sub i} denote the velocity vector and sound speed of phase i. These can be used to construct a high-order Godunov scheme to integrate the conservation laws of a dense heterogeneous continuum.

Kuhl, A L; Bell, J B

2010-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, andAvailability  

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This paper describes two stylized alternative visions inpopular currencyof how the power system might evolve to meet futurerequirements for the high quality electricity service that modern digitaleconomies demand, a supergrids paradigm and a dispersed paradigm. Some ofthe economics of the dispersed vision are explored. Economic perspectivesare presented on both the choice of homogeneous universal power qualityupstream in the electricity supply, and also on the extremelyheterogeneous require-ments of end-use loads. Finally, the potential roleof microgrids in delivering heterogeneous power quality is demonstratedby reference to two ongoing microgrid tests in the U.S. andJapan.

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A heterogeneous hierarchical architecture for real-time computing  

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The need for high-speed data acquisition and control algorithms has prompted continued research in the area of multiprocessor systems and related programming techniques. The result presented here is a unique hardware and software architecture for high-speed real-time computer systems. The implementation of a prototype of this architecture has required the integration of architecture, operating systems and programming languages into a cohesive unit. This report describes a Heterogeneous Hierarchial Architecture for Real-Time (H{sup 2} ART) and system software for program loading and interprocessor communication.

Skroch, D.A.; Fornaro, R.J.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A microrheological study of hydrogel kinetics and micro-heterogeneity  

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DOI 10.1140/epje/i2014-14044-y Regular Article Eur. Phys. J. E (2014) 37: 44 THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL E A microrheological study of hydrogel kinetics and micro-heterogeneity Anders Aufderhorst-Roberts1,a, William J. Frith2, and Athene M. Donald... unique mechan- ical properties [5]. The range of available low-molecular-weight hydro- gelating systems has increased in recent years as their discovery has steadily relied more upon rational de- sign and less upon serendipity [6]. Hydrogelating sys- tems...

Aufderhorst-Roberts, Anders; Frith, William J.; Donald, Athene M.

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Ice Nucleation on Carbon Surface Supports the Classical Theory for Heterogeneous Nucleation  

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The prevalence of heterogeneous nucleation in nature was explained qualitatively by the classical theory for heterogeneous nucleation established over more than 60 years ago, but the quantitative validity and the key conclusions of the theory have remained unconfirmed. Employing the forward flux sampling method and the coarse-grained water model mW, we explicitly computed the heterogeneous ice nucleation rates in the supercooled water on a graphitic surface at various temperatures. The independently calculated ice nucleation rates were found to fit well according to the classical theory for heterogeneous nucleation. The fitting procedure further yields the estimate of the potency factor which measures the ratio of the heterogeneous nucleation barrier to the homogeneous nucleation barrier. Remarkably, the estimated potency factor agrees quantitatively with the volumetric ratio of the critical nuclei between the heterogeneous and homogeneous nucleation. Our numerical study thus provides a strong support to the ...

Cabriolu, Raffaela

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monodisperse Platinum and Rhodium Nanoparticles as Model Heterogeneous Catalysts  

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Model heterogeneous catalysts have been synthesized and studied to better understand how the surface structure of noble metal nanoparticles affects catalytic performance. In this project, monodisperse rhodium and platinum nanoparticles of controlled size and shape have been synthesized by solution phase polyol reduction, stabilized by polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). Model catalysts have been developed using these nanoparticles by two methods: synthesis of mesoporous silica (SBA-15) in the presence of nanoparticles (nanoparticle encapsulation, NE) to form a composite of metal nanoparticles supported on SBA-15 and by deposition of the particles onto a silicon wafer using Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) monolayer deposition. The particle shapes were analyzed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high resolution TEM (HRTEM) and the sizes were determined by TEM, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and in the case of NE samples, room temperature H2 and CO adsorption isotherms. Catalytic studies were carried out in homebuilt gas-phase reactors. For the nanoparticles supported on SBA-15, the catalysts are in powder form and were studied using the homebuilt systems as plug-flow reactors. In the case of nanoparticles deposited on silicon wafers, the same systems were operated as batch reactors. This dissertation has focused on the synthesis, characterization, and reaction studies of model noble metal heterogeneous catalysts. Careful control of particle size and shape has been accomplished though solution phase synthesis of Pt and Rh nanoparticles in order to elucidate further structure-reactivity relationships in noble metal catalysis.

Coble, Inger M

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments and analysis for an axially heterogeneous LMR assembly at ZPPR  

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Experiments in ZPPR-17 provided physics data for a full-scale (700 MWe) axially heterogeneous LMR. Measurements and analysis are reported for control rod worths, reaction rate distributions, gamma dose distribution, sodium void worths and criticality. Agreement between measurement and calculation are generally satisfactory, but the axial heterogeneity did introduce analytical complications. Some calculational methods gave less good agreement with measurements than in previous homogeneous or radially heterogeneous assemblies. 10 refs., 7 figs., 6 tabs.

Collins, P.J.; Brumbach, S. B.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Embracing diversity : improving performance for parallel storage systems built with heterogeneous disks  

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Figure I.2: Parallel Storage System Architecture FigureHeterogeneous Parallel Storage Systems . . . . . B. Modeldisks on a multimedia storage system with random data

Bruno, Gregory DuVall

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The application of inelastic neutron scattering to the investigation of industrial heterogeneous catalysts.  

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??Vibrational spectroscopy has been used to probe the surface chemistry of two heterogeneous catalysts. This has principally involved the application of infrared (IR) spectroscopy and… (more)

Hamilton, Neil G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture permeability and seismic wave scattering--Poroelastic linear-slip interface model for heterogeneous fractures  

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modeling of faults and fractures: Geophysics, 60, 1514-1526.Poroelastic modeling of fracture-seismic wave interaction:by a heterogeneous fracture: J. Acoust. Soc. Am. , 115,

Nakagawa, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prevalence estimation under heterogeneity in the example of bovine trypanosomosis in Uganda  

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Prevalence estimation under heterogeneity in the example of bovine trypanosomosis in Uganda Dankmar of bovine trypanosomosis in Mukono County, Uganda. Fifty farms (referred to as clusters), were sampled

Boehning, Dankmar

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acetylation p1-4intratumoral heterogeneity: Topics by E-print...  

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Sciences Websites Summary: Sequential Consistency for Heterogeneous-Race-Free DEREK R. HOWER, BRADFORD M. BECKMANN, BENEDICT R: Sequential Consistency for Data-Race-Free (SC for...

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adaptive heterogeneous multi-robot: Topics by E-print Network  

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Heterogeneous seepage at the Nopal I natural analogue site, Chihuahua, Mexico  

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An integrated field, laboratory, and modeling study of the Pena Blanca (Chihuahua, Mexico) natural analogue site is being conducted to evaluate processes that control the mobilization and transport of radionuclides from a uranium ore deposit. One component of this study is an evaluation of the potential for radionuclide transport through the unsaturated zone (UZ) via a seepage study in an adit at the Nopal I uranium mine, excavated 10 m below a mined level surface. Seasonal rainfall on the exposed level surface infiltrates into the fractured rhyolitic ash-flow tuff and seeps into the adit. An instrumented seepage collection system and local automated weather station permit direct correlation between local precipitation events and seepage within the Nopal I +00 adit. Monitoring of seepage within the adit between April 2005 and December 2006 indicates that seepage is highly heterogeneous with respect to time, location, and quantity. Within the back adit area, a few zones where large volumes of water have been collected are linked to fast flow path fractures (0-4 h transit times) presumably associated with focused flow. In most locations, however, there is a 1-6 month time lag between major precipitation events and seepage within the adit, with longer residence times observed for the front adit area. Seepage data obtained from this study will be used to provide input to flow and transport models being developed for the Nopal I hydrogeologic system.

Dobson, Patrick F.; Cook, Paul J.; Ghezzehei, Teamrat A.; Rodriguez, J. Alfredo; Villalba, Lourdes; de la Garza, Rodrigo

2008-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling long-distance seed dispersal in heterogeneous landscapes.  

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1. Long-distance seed dispersal is difficult to measure, yet key to understanding plant population dynamics and community composition. 2. We used a spatially explicit model to predict the distribution of seeds dispersed long distances by birds into habitat patches of different shapes. All patches were the same type of habitat and size, but varied in shape. They occurred in eight experimental landscapes, each with five patches of four different shapes, 150 m apart in a matrix of mature forest. The model was parameterized with smallscale movement data collected from field observations of birds. In a previous study we validated the model by testing its predictions against observed patterns of seed dispersal in real landscapes with the same types and spatial configuration of patches as in the model. 3. Here we apply the model more broadly, examining how patch shape influences the probability of seed deposition by birds into patches, how dispersal kernels (distributions of dispersal distances) vary with patch shape and starting location, and how movement of seeds between patches is affected by patch shape. 4. The model predicts that patches with corridors or other narrow extensions receive higher numbers of seeds than patches without corridors or extensions. This pattern is explained by edgefollowing behaviour of birds. Dispersal distances are generally shorter in heterogeneous landscapes (containing patchy habitat) than in homogeneous landscapes, suggesting that patches divert the movement of seed dispersers, ‘holding’ them long enough to increase the probability of seed defecation in the patches. Dispersal kernels for seeds in homogeneous landscapes were smooth, whereas those in heterogenous landscapes were irregular. In both cases, long-distance (> 150 m) dispersal was surprisingly common, usually comprising approximately 50% of all dispersal events. 5. Synthesis . Landscape heterogeneity has a large influence on patterns of long-distance seed dispersal. Our results suggest that long-distance dispersal events can be predicted using spatially explicit modelling to scale-up local movements, placing them in a landscape context. Similar techniques are commonly used by landscape ecologists to model other types of movement; they offer much promise to the study of seed dispersal.

Levey, Douglas, J.; Tewlsbury, Joshua, J.; Bolker, Benjamin, M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

On fluid flow in a heterogeneous medium under nonisothermal conditions  

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An asymptotic technique, valid in the presence of smoothly-varying heterogeneity, provides explicit expressions for the velocity of a propagating pressure and temperature disturbance. The governing equations contain nonlinear terms due to the presence of temperature-dependent coefficients and due to the advection of fluids with differing temperatures. Two cases give well-defined expressions in terms of the parameters of the porous medium: the uncoupled propagation of a pressure disturbance and the propagation of a fully coupled temperature and pressure disturbance. The velocity of the coupled disturbance or front, depends upon the medium parameters and upon the change in temperature and pressure across the front. For uncoupled flow, the semi-analytic expression for the front velocity reduces to that associated with a linear diffusion equation. A comparison of the asymptotic travel time estimates with calculations from a numerical simulator indicates reasonably good agreement for both uncoupled and coupled disturbances.

D.W., Vasco

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A discrete model for compressible flows in heterogeneous media  

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This work deals with the building of a discrete model able to describe and to predict the evolution of complex gas flows in heterogeneous media. In many physical applications, large scales numerical simulation is no longer possible because of a lack of computing resources. Indeed the medium topology may be complex due to the presence of many obstacles (walls, pipes, equipments, geometric singularities etc.). Aircraft powerplant compartments are examples where topology is complex due to the presence of pipes, ducts, coolers and other equipment. Other important examples are gas explosions and large scale dispersion of hazardous materials in urban places, cities or underground involving obstacles such as buildings and various infrastructures. In all cases efficient safety responses are required. Then a new discrete model is built and solved in reasonable execution times for large cells volumes including such obstacles. Quantitative comparisons between experimental and numerical results are shown for different significant test cases, showing excellent agreement.

Le Metayer, O., E-mail: Olivier.Lemetayer@polytech.univ-mrs.f [IUSTI, UMR CNRS 6595, Universite Aix-Marseille I, Technopole de Chateau Gombert, 5 Rue E. Fermi, 13453 Marseille Cedex 13 (France); SMASH project, INRIA, 2004 route des Lucioles, 06902 Sophia Antipolis (France); Massol, A., E-mail: Alexandre.Massol@airbus.co [AIRBUS Operations SAS, Coc Powerplant, EDET30, M0112/5, 316 Route de Bayonne, 31060 Toulouse Cedex 09 (France); Favrie, N., E-mail: Nicolas.Favrie@polytech.univ-mrs.f [IUSTI, UMR CNRS 6595, Universite Aix-Marseille I, Technopole de Chateau Gombert, 5 Rue E. Fermi, 13453 Marseille Cedex 13 (France); SMASH project, INRIA, 2004 route des Lucioles, 06902 Sophia Antipolis (France); Hank, S., E-mail: Sarah.Hank@polytech.univ-mrs.f [IUSTI, UMR CNRS 6595, Universite Aix-Marseille I, Technopole de Chateau Gombert, 5 Rue E. Fermi, 13453 Marseille Cedex 13 (France); SMASH project, INRIA, 2004 route des Lucioles, 06902 Sophia Antipolis (France)

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Aware Task Partitioning on Heterogeneous Multiprocessor Platforms  

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Efficient task partitioning plays a crucial role in achieving high performance at multiprocessor plat forms. This paper addresses the problem of energy-aware static partitioning of periodic real-time tasks on heterogeneous multiprocessor platforms. A Particle Swarm Optimization variant based on Min-min technique for task partitioning is proposed. The proposed approach aims to minimize the overall energy consumption, meanwhile avoid deadline violations. An energy-aware cost function is proposed to be considered in the proposed approach. Extensive simulations and comparisons are conducted in order to validate the effectiveness of the proposed technique. The achieved results demonstrate that the proposed partitioning scheme significantly surpasses previous approaches in terms of both number of iterations and energy savings.

Saad, Elsayed; Shalan, Mohamed; Elewi, Abdullah

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Dynamical Transition and Heterogeneous Hydration Dynamics in RNA  

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Enhanced dynamical fluctuations of RNAs, facilitated by a network of water molecules with strong interactions with RNA, are suspected to be critical in their ability to respond to a variety of cellular signals. Using atomically detailed molecular dynamics simulations at various temperatures of purine (adenine)- and preQ$_1$ sensing riboswitch aptamers, we show that water molecules in the vicinity of RNAs undergo complex dynamics depending on the local structures of the RNAs. The overall lifetimes of hydrogen bonds (HBs) of surface bound waters are more than at least 1-2 orders of magnitude longer than bulk water. Slow hydration dynamics, revealed in non-Arrhenius behavior of the relaxation time, arises from high activation barriers to break water hydrogen bonds with a nucleotide and by reduced diffusion of water. The relaxation kinetics at specific locations in the two RNAs show a broad spectrum of time scales reminiscent of glass-like behavior, suggesting that the hydration dynamics is highly heterogeneous. Both RNAs undergo dynamic transition at $T = T_D \\gtrsim 200$ K as assessed by the mean square fluctuation of hydrogen atoms $\\langle x^2\\rangle$, which undergoes an abrupt harmonic-to-anharmonic transition at $T_D$. The near universal value of $T_D$ found for these RNAs and previously for tRNA is strongly correlated with changes in hydration dynamics as $T$ is altered. Hierarchical dynamics of waters associated with the RNA surface, revealed in the motions of distinct classes of water with well-separated time scales, reflects the heterogeneous local environment on the molecular surface of RNA. At low temperatures slow water dynamics predominates over structural transitions. Our study demonstrates that the complex interplay of dynamics between water and local environment in the RNA structures could be a key determinant of the functional activities of RNA.

Jeseong Yoon; Jong-Chin Lin; Changbong Hyeon; D. Thirumalai

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39 (2007) 21382149 Heterogeneity of soil nutrients and subsurface biota  

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Author's personal copy Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39 (2007) 2138­2149 Heterogeneity of soil Laboratory, 999-W, Aiken, SC 29808, USA f Department of Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont, Hills to have a highly heterogeneous distribution of nutrients and soil biota, with greater concentrations

Neher, Deborah A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sorption of strontium and fractal scaling of the heterogeneous media in a candidate VLLW disposal site  

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Sorption of strontium and fractal scaling of the heterogeneous media in a candidate VLLW disposal and the distri- bution coefficient of some radionuclides, such as strontium. We have studies the correlation of strontium was deter- mined in the heterogeneous media, and sorption and distribution of strontium

Hu, Qinhong "Max"

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Visualization of Heterogeneous GeoSpatial Intelligence in a Mobile Environment  

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Visualization of Heterogeneous GeoSpatial Intelligence in a Mobile Environment Srikumar Ramalingam for visualization of heterogeneous geospatial information in a synchronous manner. Geospatial reg- istration between to enable location awareness for the mobile agents. Querying of geospatial databases is supported to obtain

Lodha, Suresh K.

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Service-Oriented Heterogeneous Resource Sharing for Optimizing Service Latency in Mobile Cloud  

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Service-Oriented Heterogeneous Resource Sharing for Optimizing Service Latency in Mobile Cloud for mobile cloud applications and services. In this paper, we propose an architecture and mathematical frame- work for heterogeneous resource sharing based on the key idea of service-oriented utility functions

Mandayam, Narayan

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Heterogeneous ultrathin films fabricated by alternate assembly of exfoliated layered double hydroxides and polyanionw  

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Heterogeneous ultrathin films fabricated by alternate assembly of exfoliated layered double September 2008 DOI: 10.1039/b807479h Transparent heterogeneous ultrathin films of exfoliated layered double substrate supported or free-standing. Recently, using exfoliated LDHs nanosheets as building blocks, Sasaki

Wang, Zhong L.

288

Performance and Reliability of Non-Markovian Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems  

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Performance and Reliability of Non-Markovian Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems Jorge E-of-service (QoS), and service reliability associated with heterogeneous parallel and distributed computing and system settings for which the Markovian setting, resulting from employing an exponential- distribution

Hayat, Majeed M.

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ViperVM: a Runtime System for Parallel Functional High-Performance Computing on Heterogeneous Architectures  

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.henry@labri.fr Abstract The current trend in high-performance computing is to use het- erogeneous architectures (i-performance computer design has shifted from high-frequency multi-core architectures to heterogeneous archi- tecturesViperVM: a Runtime System for Parallel Functional High-Performance Computing on Heterogeneous

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Optimal Microcell Deployment for Effective Mobile Device Energy Saving in Heterogeneous Networks  

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1 Optimal Microcell Deployment for Effective Mobile Device Energy Saving in Heterogeneous Networks--Heterogeneous network (HetNet) [1] is considered as an energy efficient system structure to alleviate the problemNet energy efficiency has been conducted. However, most of them only consider power consumption of Base

Boyer, Edmond

291

Plane wave solution for elastic wave scattering by a heterogeneous fracture  

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Plane wave solution for elastic wave scattering by a heterogeneous fracture Seiji Nakagawa,a) Kurt for computing the three-dimensional scattering of propagating elastic waves by a planar fracture with heterogeneous fracture compliance distribution is presented. This method is based upon the spatial Fourier

Santos, Juan

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Learning Organizational Roles in a Heterogeneous Multi-agent System M. V. Nagendra Prasad1  

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Learning Organizational Roles in a Heterogeneous Multi-agent System M. V. Nagendra Prasad1 , Victor of heterogeneous agents learn their organizational roles in negotiated search for mutually acceptable designs. We Amherst, MA 0l002 lander@bbtech.com Abstract This paper presents studies in learning a form of or

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Cooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots  

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. I. INTRO With the growing importance of autonomous mobile robots in industrial and researchCooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots Jutta- ation of a strongly heterogeneous robot team, composed of a highly articulated humanoid robot

Stryk, Oskar von

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Methodologies for PVC Configuration in Heterogeneous ATM Environments Using Intelligent Mobile Agents  

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Methodologies for PVC Configuration in Heterogeneous ATM Environments Using Intelligent Mobile; Methodologies for PVC Configuration in Heterogeneous ATM Environments Using Intelligent Mobile Agents John Boyer by individual ATM switch vendors has created an environment where there is no uniform method for PVC

White, Tony

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Mapping pipeline skeletons onto heterogeneous platforms Anne Benoit and Yves Robert  

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Mapping pipeline skeletons onto heterogeneous platforms Anne Benoit and Yves Robert January 2007 mapping of the application. In this paper, we discuss the mapping of pipeline skeletons onto different, Fully Heterogeneous platforms. We assume that a pipeline stage must be mapped on a single processor

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Modeling and rendering heterogeneous fog in real-time using B-Spline wavelets  

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Modeling and rendering heterogeneous fog in real-time using B-Spline wavelets Anthony Giroud method to render heterogeneous fog in real-time. The extinction function of our fog, related to its to obtain a decomposition in both space and frequency domains. A grid traversal is used to render the fog

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Landscape heterogeneity as an ecological filter of species traits2 Author names and affiliations4  

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1 Title1 Landscape heterogeneity as an ecological filter of species traits2 3 Author names Oecologica 56 (2014) 19-26" DOI : 10.1016/j.actao.2014.01.004 #12;2 Abstract26 Landscape heterogeneity in conservation strategies. However, most landscape ecology studies28 measure gamma diversity of a single habitat

Boyer, Edmond

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Static Mapping of Subtasks in a Heterogeneous Ad Hoc Grid Environment  

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Static Mapping of Subtasks in a Heterogeneous Ad Hoc Grid Environment Sameer Shivle1 , Ralph to efficiently map tasks to machines in an ad hoc grid so as to minimize the energy consumed due to communication University George T. Abell Endowment. Abstract An ad hoc grid is a heterogeneous computing and communication

Maciejewski, Anthony A.

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Optimization of Wireless Access Point Placement in Realistic Urban Heterogeneous Networks  

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for irregular heterogeneous networks with hierarchical APs such as macro/micro base-stations, picoOptimization of Wireless Access Point Placement in Realistic Urban Heterogeneous Networks Yicheng network under a given user geographic distribution, and proposes an iterative method to optimize

Yu, Wei

300

Retrieval of Patent Documents from Heterogeneous Sources using Ontologies and Similarity Analysis  

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Retrieval of Patent Documents from Heterogeneous Sources using Ontologies and Similarity Analysis related to the patent system. Patents and related documents are siloed into multiple heterogeneous sources in the bio-patent domain with a collection of 1150 patents and 30 court cases. Keywords-Ontology, Patent

Stanford University

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Towards an Integrated BPM Schema: Control Flow Heterogeneity of PNML and BPEL4WS  

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Towards an Integrated BPM Schema: Control Flow Heterogeneity of PNML and BPEL4WS Jan Mendling1 to identify extensions to the schema integration process in order to capture such specifics of BPM schemas. 1 Introduction Heterogeneity of Business Process Modelling (BPM) schemas is a notorious prob- lem for business

Zdun, Uwe

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Utilizing interfaces: One-step forward for rational design of heterogeneous catalysts  

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As far as heterogeneous catalysts are a composite material, physicochemical properties of the interfaces between individual components should be extensively studied for rational design of catalysts with desired properties. Here, I will present recent computational achievements in following three heterogeneous catalysts where the interface between composing materials plays a critical role

Kim H. Y.

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Superdiffusive, heterogeneous, and collective particle motion near the fluid-solid transition in  

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heterogeneity near glass transitions, we discover a number of original signatures of the jamming transition show that dynamic heterogeneities in dense athermal systems and glass formers are very different to foams and granular materials are dense assemblies of non-Brownian particles [1]. Since thermal energy

Berthier, Ludovic

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Superdiffusive, heterogeneous, and collective particle motion near the jamming transition in athermal disordered materials  

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-to-solid, jamming transition. Borrowing tools developed to study dynamic heterogeneity near glass transitions, we heterogeneities in dense athermal systems and glass-formers are very different, and shed light on recent assemblies. INTRODUCTION Many materials, from emulsions and suspensions to foams and granular materials

Boyer, Edmond

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Multiscale heterogeneity characterization of tidal channel, tidal delta and foreshore facies, Almond Formation outcrops, Rock Springs uplift, Wyoming  

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In order to accurately predict fluid flow within a reservoir, variability in the rock properties at all scales relevant to the specific depositional environment needs to be taken into account. The present work describes rock variability at scales from hundreds of meters (facies level) to millimeters (laminae) based on outcrop studies of the Almond Formation. Tidal channel, tidal delta and foreshore facies were sampled on the eastern flank of the Rock Springs uplift, southeast of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Almond Fm. was deposited as part of a mesotidal Upper Cretaceous transgressive systems tract within the greater Green River Basin. Bedding style, lithology, lateral extent of beds of bedsets, bed thickness, amount and distribution of depositional clay matrix, bioturbation and grain sorting provide controls on sandstone properties that may vary more than an order of magnitude within and between depositional facies in outcrops of the Almond Formation. These features can be mapped on the scale of an outcrop. The products of diagenesis such as the relative timing of carbonate cement, scale of cemented zones, continuity of cemented zones, selectively leached framework grains, lateral variability of compaction of sedimentary rock fragments, and the resultant pore structure play an equally important, although less predictable role in determining rock property heterogeneity. A knowledge of the spatial distribution of the products of diagenesis such as calcite cement or compaction is critical to modeling variation even within a single facies in the Almond Fin. because diagenesis can enhance or reduce primary (depositional) rock property heterogeneity. Application of outcrop heterogeneity models to the subsurface is greatly hindered by differences in diagenesis between the two settings. The measurements upon which this study is based were performed both on drilled outcrop plugs and on blocks.

Schatzinger, R.A.; Tomutsa, L. [BDM Petroleum Technologies, Bartlesville, OK (United States)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of geology, geostatistics, well logs and pressure data to model a heterogeneous supergiant field in Iran  

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The geological reservoir study of the supergiant Ahwaz field significantly improved the history matching process in many aspects, particularly the development of a geostatistical model which allowed a sound basis for changes and by delivering much needed accurate estimates of grid block vertical permeabilities. The geostatistical reservoir evaluation was facilitated by using the Heresim package and litho-stratigraphic zonations for the entire field. For each of the geological zones, 3-dimensional electrolithofacies and petrophysical property distributions (realizations) were treated which captured the heterogeneities which significantly affected fluid flow. However, as this level of heterogeneity was at a significantly smaller scale than the flow simulation grid blocks, a scaling up effort was needed to derive the effective flow properties of the blocks (porosity, horizontal and vertical permeability, and water saturation). The properties relating to the static reservoir description were accurately derived by using stream tube techniques developed in-house whereas, the relative permeabilities of the grid block were derived by dynamic pseudo relative permeability techniques. The prediction of vertical and lateral communication and water encroachment was facilitated by a close integration of pressure, saturation data, geostatistical modelling and sedimentological studies of the depositional environments and paleocurrents. The nature of reservoir barriers and baffles varied both vertically and laterally in this heterogeneous reservoir. Maps showing differences in pressure between zones after years of production served as a guide to integrating the static geological studies to the dynamic behaviour of each of the 16 reservoir zones. The use of deep wells being drilled to a deeper reservoir provided data to better understand the sweep efficiency and the continuity of barriers and baffles.

Samimi, B.; Bagherpour, H.; Nioc, A. [and others

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Converting Homogeneous to Heterogeneous in Electrophilic Catalysis using Monodisperse Metal Nanoparticles  

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A continuing goal in catalysis is the transformation of processes from homogeneous to heterogeneous. To this end, nanoparticles represent a new frontier in heterogeneous catalysis, where this conversion is supplemented by the ability to obtain new or divergent reactivity and selectivity. We report a novel method for applying heterogeneous catalysts to known homogeneous catalytic reactions through the design and synthesis of electrophilic platinum nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are selectively oxidized by the hypervalent iodine species PhICl{sub 2}, and catalyze a range of {pi}-bond activation reactions previously only homogeneously catalyzed. Multiple experimental methods are utilized to unambiguously verify the heterogeneity of the catalytic process. The discovery of treatments for nanoparticles that induce the desired homogeneous catalytic activity should lead to the further development of reactions previously inaccessible in heterogeneous catalysis. Furthermore, our size and capping agent study revealed that Pt PAMAM dendrimer-capped nanoparticles demonstrate superior activity and recyclability compared to larger, polymer-capped analogues.

Witham, Cole A.; Huang, Wenyu; Tsung, Chia-Kuang; Kuhn, John N.; Somorjai, Gabor A.; Toste, F. Dean

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

308

"Optimum production--investment controls for the representative shrimp production firm.  

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in determining the level at which the species can maintain itself. The shrimp fishery is the nation's most valuable, and one of few which has shown expansion in recent years-, the value of landings in the industry as a whole showing a slight decline... largely due to expansion of the shrimp industry that the Gulf Coast's relative position to other areas, in both volume and value, has lately increased. 22 V. TWO MODELS FOR THE SHRIMP FISHERY In this section, two models, for the shrimp fishery...

Greene, Leon James

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Heterogeneous Chemistry of Individual Mineral Dust Particles from Different Dust Source Regions: The Importance of Particle Mineralogy  

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The heterogeneous chemistry of individual dust particles from four different dust source regions is investigated on a particle-by-particle basis using state-of-the-art scanning electron microscopy techniques including computer-controlled scanning electron microscopy/computer-controlled X-ray analysis (CCSEM/EDX). Morphology and compositional changes of individual particles as they react with nitric acid are observed. Clear differences in the reactivity of mineral dusts from these four different dust regions with nitric acid could be observed. Mineral dust from source regions containing high levels of calcium, such as those found in parts of China and Saudi Arabia, are found to react to the greatest extent. Calcium containing minerals, such as calcite (CaCO3) and dolomite (CaMg(CO3)2), react to form nitrate salt whereas other calcium containing minerals such as gypsum (CaSO4?2H2O) do not react. The importance of particle chemical composition and mineralogy in the heterogeneous chemistry of mineral dust aerosols is definitively borne out in this study of individual dust particles.

Krueger, Brenda J.; Grassian, Vicki H.; Cowin, James P.; Laskin, Alexander

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Approaches to identifying reservoir heterogeneity and reserve growth opportunities from subsurface data: The Oficina Formation, Budare field, Venezuela  

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We applied an integrated geologic, geophysical, and engineering approach devised to identify heterogeneities in the subsurface that might lead to reserve growth opportunities in our analysis of the Oficina Formation at Budare field, Venezuela. The approach involves 4 key steps: (1) Determine geologic reservoir architecture; (2) Investigate trends in reservoir fluid flow; (3) Integrate fluid flow trends with reservoir architecture; and (4) Estimate original oil-in-place, residual oil saturation, and remaining mobile oil, to identify opportunities for reserve growth. There are three main oil-producing reservoirs in the Oficina Formation that were deposited in a bed-load fluvial system, an incised valley-fill, and a barrier-strandplain system. Reservoir continuity is complex because, in addition to lateral facies variability, the major Oficina depositional systems were internally subdivided by high-frequency stratigraphic surfaces. These surfaces define times of intermittent lacustrine and marine flooding events that punctuated the fluvial and marginal marine sedimentation, respectively. Syn and post depositional faulting further disrupted reservoir continuity. Trends in fluid flow established from initial fluid levels, response to recompletion workovers, and pressure depletion data demonstrated barriers to lateral and vertical fluid flow caused by a combination of reservoir facies pinchout, flooding shale markers, and the faults. Considerable reserve growth potential exists at Budare field because the reservoir units are highly compartment by the depositional heterogeneity and structural complexity. Numerous reserve growth opportunities were identified in attics updip of existing production, in untapped or incompletely drained compartments, and in field extensions.

Hamilton, D.S.; Raeuchle, S.K.; Holtz, M.H. [Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX (United States)] [and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--We formulate a three-period model for studying how the exercise of local market power by generation firms  

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by generation firms affects the equilibrium investment between the generation and the transmission sectors-efficient equilibrium of generation investments) with both those made by an integrated-resources planner (who jointly plans generation and transmission expansions) and those made by a "reactive" network planner (who plans

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Abstract--We formulate a three-period model for studying how the exercise of local market power by generation firms  

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by generation firms affects the equilibrium investment between the generation and the transmission sectors-efficient equilibrium of generation investments) with both those made by an integrated- resources planner (who jointly plans generation and transmission expansions) and those made by a "reactive" network planner (who plans

Oren, Shmuel S.

313

Utrecht University is firmly rooted in society. It not only responds to civic developments, it actively contributes to them. It is with just cause that the  

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An overall impression of 2012 #12;Foreword Utrecht University is firmly rooted in society yet again in the international and national rankings. Regionally, nationally and worldwide, Utrecht, Sustainability and Life Sciences. With these choices, Utrecht University is closely aligned to the Dutch top

Utrecht, Universiteit

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How the Second Amendment to China's Patent Law Affects Firms' Patenting Behavior In this study, we examine how the second amendment to China's patent law affects the  

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How the Second Amendment to China's Patent Law Affects Firms' Patenting Behavior Abstract In this study, we examine how the second amendment to China's patent law affects the patenting behavior passed a second amendment to its patent system in 2000 in accordance with the Trade-Related Aspects

Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

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Experimental characterization and crystal plasticity modeling of heterogeneous deformation in polycrystalline -Ti  

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Grain-level heterogeneous deformation was studied in a polycrystalline {alpha}-Ti specimen deformed by four-point bending. Dislocation slip activity in the microstructure was investigated by surface slip trace analysis. Three-dimensional-X-ray diffraction (3D-XRD) was used to investigate subsurface lattice rotations and to identify geometrically necessary dislocations (GNDs). The slip systems of local GNDs were analyzed by studying the streaking directions of reflections in corresponding Laue patterns. The analysis performed in one grain indicated that the subsurface GNDs were from the same slip system identified using slip trace analysis in backscattered electron images. A crystal plasticity finite element (CPFE) model was used to simulate deformation of the same microstructural region. The predictions of dislocation slip activity match the general aspects of the experimental observations, including the ability to simulate the activation of different slip systems in grains where multiple slip systems were activated. Prediction of local crystal rotations, however, was the least accurate aspect of the CPFE model.

Wang, Leyun [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Barabash, Rozaliya [ORNL; Yang, Y [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Bieler, Prof T R [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Crimp, Prof M A [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Eisenlohr, P [Max-Planck-Institut fur Eisenforschung, Germany; Liu, W. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Ice, Gene E [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Efficient Heterogeneous Execution on Large Multicore and Accelerator Platforms: Case Study Using a Block Tridiagonal Solver  

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The algorithmic and implementation principles are explored in gainfully exploiting GPU accelerators in conjunction with multicore processors on high-end systems with large numbers of compute nodes, and evaluated in an implementation of a scalable block tridiagonal solver. The accelerator of each compute node is exploited in combination with multicore processors of that node in performing block-level linear algebra operations in the overall, distributed solver algorithm. Optimizations incorporated include: (1) an efficient memory mapping and synchronization interface to minimize data movement, (2) multi-process sharing of the accelerator within a node to obtain balanced load with multicore processors, and (3) an automatic memory management system to efficiently utilize accelerator memory when sub-matrices spill over the limits of device memory. Results are reported from our novel implementation that uses MAGMA and CUBLAS accelerator software systems simultaneously with ACML for multithreaded execution on processors. Overall, using 940 nVidia Tesla X2090 accelerators and 15,040 cores, the best heterogeneous execution delivers a 10.9-fold reduction in run time relative to an already efficient parallel multicore-only baseline implementation that is highly optimized with intra-node and inter-node concurrency and computation-communication overlap. Detailed quantitative results are presented to explain all critical runtime components contributing to hybrid performance.

Park, Alfred J [ORNL] [ORNL; Perumalla, Kalyan S [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

ALLIANCE: An architecture for fault tolerant, cooperative control of heterogeneous mobile robots  

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This research addresses the problem of achieving fault tolerant cooperation within small- to medium-sized teams of heterogeneous mobile robots. The author describes a novel behavior-based, fully distributed architecture, called ALLIANCE, that utilizes adaptive action selection to achieve fault tolerant cooperative control in robot missions involving loosely coupled, largely independent tasks. The robots in this architecture possess a variety of high-level functions that they can perform during a mission, and must at all times select an appropriate action based on the requirements of the mission, the activities of other robots, the current environmental conditions, and their own internal states. Since such cooperative teams often work in dynamic and unpredictable environments, the software architecture allows the team members to respond robustly and reliably to unexpected environmental changes and modifications in the robot team that may occur due to mechanical failure, the learning of new skills, or the addition or removal of robots from the team by human intervention. After presenting ALLIANCE, the author describes in detail experimental results of an implementation of this architecture on a team of physical mobile robots performing a cooperative box pushing demonstration. These experiments illustrate the ability of ALLIANCE to achieve adaptive, fault-tolerant cooperative control amidst dynamic changes in the capabilities of the robot team.

Parker, L.E.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Programming and Scheduling Model for Supporting Heterogeneous Accelerators in Tobias Beisel and Tobias Wiersema and Christian Plessl and Andr Brinkmann  

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Programming and Scheduling Model for Supporting Heterogeneous Accelerators in Linux Tobias Beisel of such heterogeneous systems is still a subject of research. While many efforts address the programming of accelerators, scheduling heterogeneous systems, i. e., mapping parts of an application to accelerators at runtime, is still

Hellebrand, Sybille

319

Robustness of intratumour 18F-FDG PET uptake heterogeneity quantification for therapy response prediction in ooesophageal carcinoma  

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1 Robustness of intratumour 18F-FDG PET uptake heterogeneity quantification for therapy response title: Robustness of FDG PET tumour heterogeneity quantification Corresponding author: M. Hatt, INSERM;2 ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: Intra-tumour uptake heterogeneity in PET quantified through textural features

Brest, Université de

320

Bifurcation behavior in homogeneous-heterogeneous combustion. Part 2; Computations for stagnation-point flow  

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Bifurcation analysis of ignition and extinction of combustion in stagnation-point flow was carried out for conditions when both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions can occur. A technique based on the bifurcation theory and the shooting algorithm is developed, which permits fast and efficient tracking of bifurcation in these systems. The influences of the different parameters on the ignition and extinction behavior were investigated by assuming (1) only catalytic surface (heterogeneous) reaction, (2) only homogeneous reaction on a hot inert surface, and (3) both surface and homogeneous reactions. The coupling effects of the homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions are clearly demonstrated. It is shown that the heterogeneous reaction dominates the system behavior at the lower temperature while both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions play important role at higher temperature. It is predicted that the homogeneous ignition temperature is higher with surface reaction than without surface reaction. However, homogeneous-heterogeneous or homogeneous reaction alone. The numerical results for propane and for methane oxidation on platinum foil also show good qualitative agreements with the experimental results of Part I of this article, which include the two types of ignition, extinction and autothermal behavior of homogeneous-heterogeneous reactions.

Song, X.; Williams, W.R.; Schmidt, L.D.; Aris, R. (Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (US))

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting Dynamic Spectrum Access in Heterogeneous LTE+ Networks  

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As early as 2014, mobile network operators’ spectral capac- ity is expected to be overwhelmed by the demand brought on by new devices and applications. With Long Term Evo- lution Advanced (LTE+) networks likely as the future one world 4G standard, network operators may need to deploy a Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) overlay in Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) to extend coverage, increase spectrum efficiency, and increase the capacity of these networks. In this paper, we propose three new management frameworks for DSA in an LTE+ HetNet: Spectrum Accountability Client, Cell Spectrum Management, and Domain Spectrum Man- agement. For these spectrum management frameworks, we define protocol interfaces and operational signaling scenar- ios to support cooperative sensing, spectrum lease manage- ment, and alarm scenarios for rule adjustment. We also quan- tify, through integer programs, the benefits of using DSA in an LTE+ HetNet, that can opportunistically reuse vacant TV and GSM spectrum. Using integer programs, we consider a topology using Geographic Information System data from the Blacksburg, VA metro area to assess the realistic benefits of DSA in an LTE+ HetNet.

Luiz A. DaSilva; Ryan E. Irwin; Mike Benonis

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Aggregate Model for Heterogeneous Thermostatically Controlled Loads with Demand Response  

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Due to the potentially large number of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) – demand response, distributed generation, distributed storage - that are expected to be deployed, it is impractical to use detailed models of these resources when integrated with the transmission system. Being able to accurately estimate the fast transients caused by demand response is especially important to analyze the stability of the system under different demand response strategies. On the other hand, a less complex model is more amenable to design feedback control strategies for the population of devices to provide ancillary services. The main contribution of this paper is to develop aggregated models for a heterogeneous population of Thermostatic Controlled Loads (TCLs) to accurately capture their collective behavior under demand response and other time varying effects of the system. The aggregated model efficiently includes statistical information of the population and accounts for a second order effect necessary to accurately capture the collective dynamic behavior. The developed aggregated models are validated against simulations of thousands of detailed building models using GridLAB-D (an open source distribution simulation software) under both steady state and severe dynamic conditions caused due to temperature set point changes.

Zhang, Wei; Kalsi, Karanjit; Fuller, Jason C.; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Chassin, David P.

2012-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

323

Classification of Message Spreading in a Heterogeneous Social Network  

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Nowadays, social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn become increasingly popular. In fact, they introduced new habits, new ways of communication and they collect every day several information that have different sources. Most existing research works fo-cus on the analysis of homogeneous social networks, i.e. we have a single type of node and link in the network. However, in the real world, social networks offer several types of nodes and links. Hence, with a view to preserve as much information as possible, it is important to consider so-cial networks as heterogeneous and uncertain. The goal of our paper is to classify the social message based on its spreading in the network and the theory of belief functions. The proposed classifier interprets the spread of messages on the network, crossed paths and types of links. We tested our classifier on a real word network that we collected from Twitter, and our experiments show the performance of our belief classifier.

Jendoubi, Siwar; Liétard, Ludovic; Yaghlane, Boutheina Ben

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

IMPROVING CO2 EFFICIENCY FOR RECOVERING OIL IN HETEROGENEOUS RESERVOIRS  

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A three-year contract for the project, DOE Contract No. DE-FG26-01BC15364, ''Improving CO{sub 2} Efficiency for Recovering Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs,'' was awarded and started on September 28, 2001. This project examines three major areas in which CO2 flooding can be improved: fluid and matrix interactions, conformance control/sweep efficiency, and reservoir simulation for improved oil recovery. This report discusses the activity during the six-month period covering October 1, 2002 through March 31, 2003 that covers the first and second fiscal quarters of the project's second year. During these two quarters of the project we have been working in several areas: reservoir fluid/rock interactions and their relationships to changing injectivity, and surfactant adsorption on quarried core and pure component granules, foam stability, and high flow rate effects. We also had a very productive project review in Midland, Texas. A paper on CO{sub 2}-brine-reservoir rock interaction was presented and included in the proceedings of the SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Houston, 5-8 February, 2003. Papers have been accepted for the Second Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration in Alexandria, VA in May, the Society of Core Analysis meeting in Pau, France in September, and two papers for the SPE Annual Meeting in Denver, CO in October.

Reid B. Grigg; Robert K. Svec; Zheng-Wen Zeng; Liu Yi; Baojun Bai

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which apor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, Albert P. (Vernon, CT)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which vapor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, A.P.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

327

Ultrafast heterogeneous electron transfer reactions: Comparative theoretical studies on time- and frequency-domain data  

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Recent theoretical studies on linear absorption spectra of dye-semiconductor systems [perylene attached to nanostructured TiO{sub 2}, L. Wang et al., J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 9589 (2005)] are extended here in different respects. Since the systems show ultrafast photoinduced heterogeneous electron transfer the time-dependent formulation used to compute the absorbance is also applied to calculate the temporal evolution of the sub-100 fs charge injection dynamics after a 10 fs laser-pulse excitation. These studies complement our recent absorption spectra fit for two perylene bridge-anchor group TiO{sub 2} systems. Moreover, the time-dependent formulation of the absorbance is confronted with a frequency-domain description. The latter underlines the central importance of the self-energy caused by the coupling of the dye levels to the semiconductor band continuum. The used model is further applied to study the effect of different parameters such as (1) the dependence on the reorganization energies of the involved intramolecular transitions, (2) the effect of changing the transfer integral which couples the excited dye state with the band continuum, and (3) the effect of the concrete form of the semiconductor band density of states. Emphasis is also put on the case where the charge injection level of the dye is near or somewhat below the band edge. This nicely demonstrates the change from a structureless absorption to a well-resolved vibrational progression including characteristic shifts of the absorption lines which are a direct measure for the dye-semiconductor coupling.

Wang Luxia; Willig, Frank; May, Volkhard [Institut fuer Physik, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany); Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Abteilung Dynamik von Genzflaechenreaktionen, Glienicker Strasse 100, 14109 Berlin (Germany); Institut fuer Physik, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany)

2006-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

328

SEISMIC DETERMINATION OF RESERVOIR HETEROGENEITY; APPLICATION TO THE CHARACTERIZATION OF HEAVY OIL RESERVOIRS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of the project is to examine how seismic and geologic data can be used to improve characterization of small-scale heterogeneity and their parameterization in reservoir models. The study is performed at West Coalinga Field in California. We continued our investigation on the nature of seismic reactions from heterogeneous reservoirs. We began testing our algorithm to infer parameters of object-based reservoir models from seismic data. We began integration of seismic and geologic data to determine the deterministic limits of conventional seismic data interpretation. Lastly, we began integration of seismic and geologic heterogeneity using stochastic models conditioned both on wireline and seismic data.

Matthias G. Imhof; James W. Castle

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

High-Resolution Characterization of Reservoir Heterogeneity and Connectivity in Clastic Environments  

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This study developed new concepts and interpretative methods for mapping reservoir heterogeneity and connectivity of a fault controlled Wilcox clastic reservoir in Texas, USA. The application of high-resolution seismic enhancement in this study...

Hull, Thomas Frederick

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

330

Cooperative Multitasking for Heterogeneous Accelerators in the Linux Completely Fair Scheduler  

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Cooperative Multitasking for Heterogeneous Accelerators in the Linux Completely Fair Scheduler to be aware of accelerators, hold different run queues for these components and perform scheduling decisions migration of applications between accelerators. We show that cooperative multitasking is possible

Hellebrand, Sybille

331

Elucidating the organic-OMS interface and its implications for heterogeneous catalysts  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Organic – ordered mesoporous silica (OMS) hybrid materials have attracted great interest due to their potential applications for gas separations, and heterogeneous catalysis. Amine-functionalized OMS materials are active in a variety of base...

Wang, Qingqing

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

332

Multiscale Method for Elastic Wave Propagation in the Heterogeneous, Anisotropic Media  

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FEM) for elastic wave propagation in heterogeneous, anisotropic media in both continuous Galerkin (CG) and discontinuous Galerkin (DG) formulations. The advantage of the multiscale basis functions is they are model-dependent, unlike the predefined polynomial basis...

Gao, Kai

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

333

Variations in organic aerosol optical and hygroscopic properties upon heterogeneous OH oxidation  

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Measurements of the evolution of organic aerosol extinction cross sections (?[subscript ext]) and subsaturated hygroscopicity upon heterogeneous OH oxidation are reported for two model compounds, squalane (a C30 saturated ...

Cappa, Christopher D.

334

Transformation of Sorbitol to Biofuels by Heterogeneous Catalysis: Chemical and Industrial  

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Transformation of Sorbitol to Biofuels by Heterogeneous Catalysis: Chemical and Industrial ainsi que des exemples d'applications industrielles. Abstract -- Transformation of Sorbitol to Biofuels and biodiesel production led to first generation biofuels. Nowadays, research is focused on lignocellulosic

Boyer, Edmond

335

Stochastic analysis of dense nonaqueous phase liquid dissolution in naturally heterogeneous subsurface systems  

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Field-scale Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) dissolution in three-dimensional heterogeneous subsurface systems is investigated using a stochastic approach that treats the variability of flow properties as three-dimensional ...

Fu, Xin, 1973-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Fractal: A Software Toolchain for Mapping Applications to Diverse, Heterogeneous Architecures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fractal: A Software Toolchain for Mapping Applications to Diverse, Heterogeneous Architecures, 2011 Abstract We present Fractal, an API for programming parallel workloads on multithreaded and multicore architectures. Fractal schedules threads on processors with cache configuration in mind in order

Skadron, Kevin

337

Theoretical and experimental studies of heterogeneous chemical processes leading to stratospheric ozone depletion  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The microscopic chemical mechanisms of heterogeneous reactions involving HC on crystalline ice and nitric acid trihydrate (NAT) are of fundamental interest to physical chemists, because such reactions yield "active" chlorine ...

Mantz, Yves André, 1974-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Clustered animal burrows yield higher spatial heterogeneity Y. Yoshihara T. Okuro B. Buuveibaatar  

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frontier in the landscape ecology, population ecology, and ecosys- tem ecology (Hanski and Simberloff 1997). Disturbance is the one of main factors generating spatial heterogeneity (Levin 1992; White and Jensch 2001

Schweik, Charles M.

339

Resolving Cancer Heterogeneity by Single Cell Sequencing (7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Xun Xu on "Resolving Cancer Heterogeneity by Single Cell Sequencing" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Xu, Xun [BGI

2013-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

340

Fuzzy adaptive connection admission control for real-time applications in ATM-based heterogeneous networks  

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In this thesis, I propose a fuzzy adaptive connection admission control (CAC) approach for real-time applications in ATM-Based heterogeneous networks (ABHN) where ATM serves as a backbone that connects different LANs by interface devices. This type...

Zhang, Ying-Bi

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous Concurrent Modeling and Design in Java (Volume 1: Introduction to Ptolemy II)  

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: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota #12;PTOLEMY II HETEROGENEOUS (AFRL), the State of California Micro Program, and the following companies: Agi- lent, Bosch, HSBC

342

HYPERSONIC BUCKSHOT: ASTROPHYSICAL JETS AS HETEROGENEOUS COLLIMATED PLASMOIDS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Herbig-Haro jets are commonly thought of as homogeneous beams of plasma traveling at hypersonic velocities. Structure within jet beams is often attributed to periodic or 'pulsed' variations of conditions at the jet source. Simulations based on this scenario result in knots extending across the jet diameter. Observations and recent high energy density laboratory experiments shed new light on structures below this scale and indicate they may be important for understanding the fundamentals of jet dynamics. In this paper, we offer an alternative to 'pulsed' models of protostellar jets. Using direct numerical simulations we explore the possibility that jets are chains of subradial clumps propagating through a moving interclump medium. Our models explore an idealization of this scenario by injecting small (r < r {sub jet}), dense ({rho}>{rho}{sub jet}) spheres embedded in an otherwise smooth interclump jet flow. The spheres are initialized with velocities differing from the jet velocity by {approx}15%. We find that the consequences of shifting from homogeneous to heterogeneous flows are significant as clumps interact with each other and with the interclump medium in a variety of ways. Structures which mimic what is expected from pulsed-jet models can form, as can be previously unseen, 'subradial' behaviors including backward facing bow shocks and off-axis working surfaces. While these small-scale structures have not been seen before in simulation studies, they are found in high-resolution jet observations. We discuss implications of our simulations for the interpretation of protostellar jets with regard to characterization of knots by a 'lifetime' or 'velocity history' approach as well as linking observed structures with central engines which produce the jets.

Yirak, Kristopher; Frank, Adam; Cunningham, Andrew J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14620 (United States); Mitran, Sorin [Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (United States)], E-mail: yirak@pas.rochester.edu

2009-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

343

Hypersonic Buckshot: Astrophysical Jets as Heterogeneous Collimated Plasmoids  

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Herbig-Haro (HH) jets are commonly thought of as homogeneous beams of plasma traveling at hypersonic velocities. Structure within jet beams is often attributed to periodic or ``pulsed'' variations of conditions at the jet source. Simulations based on this scenario result in knots extending across the jet diameter. Observations and recent high energy density laboratory experiments shed new light on structures below this scale and indicate they may be important for understanding the fundamentals of jet dynamics. In this paper we offer an alternative to ``pulsed'' models of protostellar jets. Using direct numerical simulations we explore the possibility that jets are chains of sub-radial clumps propagating through a moving inter-clump medium. Our models explore an idealization of this scenario by injecting small ($r\\rho_{jet}$) spheres embedded in an otherwise smooth inter-clump jet flow. The spheres are initialized with velocities differing from the jet velocity by $\\sim15$%. We find the consequences of shifting from homogeneous to heterogeneous flows are significant as clumps interact with each other and with the inter-clump medium in a variety of ways. Structures which mimic what is expected from pulsed-jet models can form, as can previously unseen ``sub-radial'' behaviors including backward facing bow shocks and off-axis working surfaces. While these small-scale structures have not been seen before in simulation studies, they are found in high resolution jet observations. We discuss implications of our simulations for the interpretation of protostellar jets with regard to characterization of knots by a ``lifetime'' or ``velocity history'' approach as well as linking observed structures with central engines which produce the jets.

Kristopher Yirak; Adam Frank; Andrew J. Cunningham; Sorin Mitran

2008-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbiological and Geochemical Heterogeneity in an In Situ  

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The geochemistry and microbiology of a uranium-contaminated subsurface environment that had undergone two seasons of acetate addition to stimulate microbial U(VI) reduction was examined. There were distinct horizontal and vertical geochemical gradients that could be attributed in large part to the manner in which acetate was distributed in the aquifer, with more reduction of Fe(III) and sulfate occurring at greater depths and closer to the point of acetate injection. Clone libraries of 16S rRNA genes derived from sediments and groundwater indicated an enrichment of sulfate-reducing bacteria in the order Desulfobacterales in sediment and groundwater samples. These samples were collected nearest the injection gallery where microbially reducible Fe(III) oxides were highly depleted, groundwater sulfate concentrations were low, and increases in acid volatile sulfide were observed in the sediment. Further down-gradient, metal-reducing conditions were present as indicated by intermediate Fe(II)/Fe(total) ratios, lower acid volatile sulfide values, and increased abundance of 16S rRNA gene sequences belonging to the dissimilatory Fe(III)- and U(VI)-reducing family Geobacteraceae. Maximal Fe(III) and U(VI) reduction correlated with maximal recovery of Geobacteraceae 16S rRNA gene sequences in both groundwater and sediment; however, the sites at which these maxima occurred were spatially separated within the aquifer. The substantial microbial and geochemical heterogeneity at this site demonstrates that attempts should be made to deliver acetate in a more uniform manner and that closely

Uranium Bioremediation; Field Site; Helen A. Vrionis; Robert T. Anderson; Irene Ortiz-bernad; Kathleen R. O’neill; Philip E. Long; Derek R. Lovley

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tiltmeter leveling mechanism  

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A tiltmeter device having a pair of orthogonally disposed tilt sensors that are levelable within an inner housing containing the sensors. An outer housing can be rotated to level at least one of the sensor pair while the inner housing can be rotated to level the other sensor of the pair. The sensors are typically rotated up to about plus or minus 100 degrees. The device is effective for measuring tilts in a wide range of angles of inclination of wells and can be employed to level a platform containing a third sensor.

Hunter, Steven L. (Livermore, CA); Boro, Carl O. (Milpitas, CA); Farris, Alvis (late of Byron, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Semantic Channels between Heterogeneous Agents with Topological Tools  

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tasks T1 T4 T3 T2 T.. Multitasking Communication Protocoles Message transport CSP (Hoare) RMI, CORBA, Shapiro) Jean John coeur Heart /Plant/ /Plant/ The categories (mainly viewed as levels) of Semantic

Sansonnet, Jean-Paul

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Intrinsic reactivity feedback characteristics for safety analysis of heterogeneous and homogeneous LMFBR core designs  

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This paper presents a comparison of the intrinsic reactivity feedback characteristics of homogeneous and heterogeneous LMFBR designs. The comparisons are shown for a 1000 MWth LMFBR core design. However, the applicability of the conclusions drawn from these comparisons are generic to larger LMFBRs. Consistent sodium void worth distributions have been calculated for heterogeneous and homogeneous 1000 MWth LMFBR core designs. The basic calculations were performed with three dimensional models using ENDF/B-III cross section data and first order perturbation theory.

Doncals, R.A.; Lake, J.A.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental studies of a large heterogeneous LMFBR benchmark core, ZPPR-13A  

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The ZPPR-13 program provides basic physics information for testing calculations of radially heterogeneous cores of about 700 MWe size. ZPPR-13 is part of the JUPITER cooperative program between Japan and the US. The results are presented of measurements and analysis for the first assembly, ZPPR-13A. These are the first data for heterogeneous cores of this size available in the US and complement results from ZPPR-9, a conventional LMFBR of similar size.

Brumbach, S.B.; Collins, P.J.; Carpenter, S.G.; Suzuki, S.; Kawashima, M.

1983-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Studies in Heterogenous Catalysis: Towards a Rational Design of Novel Catalysts for Hydrodesulfurization and Hydrogen Production  

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Traditionally, knowledge in heterogeneous catalysis has come through empirical research. Nowadays, there is a clear interest to change this since millions of dollars in products are generated every year in the chemical and petrochemical industries through catalytic processes. To obtain a fundamental knowledge of the factors that determine the activity of heterogeneous catalysts is a challenge for modern science since many of these systems are very complex in nature. In principle, when a molecule adsorbs on the surface of a heterogeneous catalyst, it can interact with a large number of bonding sites. It is known that the chemical properties of these bonding sites depend strongly on the chemical environment around them. Thus, there can be big variations in chemical reactivity when going from one region to another in the surface of a heterogeneous catalyst. A main objective is to understand how the structural and electronic properties of a surface affect the energetics for adsorption processes and the paths for dissociation and chemical reactions. In recent years, advances in instrumentation and experimental procedures have allowed a large series of detailed works on the surface chemistry of heterogeneous catalysts. In many cases, these experimental studies have shown interesting and unique phenomena. Theory is needed to unravel the basic interactions behind these phenomena and to provide a general framework for the interpretation of experimental results. Ideally, theoretical calculations based on density-functional theory have evolved to the point that one should be able to predict patterns in the activity of catalytic surfaces. As in the case of experimental techniques, no single theoretical approach is able to address the large diversity of phenomena occurring on a catalyst. Catalytic surfaces are usually modeled using either a finite cluster or a two-dimensionally periodic slab. Many articles have been published comparing the results of these two approaches. An important advantage of the cluster approach is that one can use the whole spectrum of quantum-chemical methods developed for small molecules with relatively minor modifications. On the other hand, the numerical effort involved in cluster calculations increases rather quickly with the size of the cluster. This problem does not exist when using slab models. Due to the explicit incorporation of the periodicity of the crystal lattice through the Bloch theorem, the actual dimension of a slab calculation depends only on the size of the unit cell. In practical terms, the slab approach is mainly useful for investigating the behavior of adsorbates at medium and high coverages. Very large unit cells are required at the limit of low to zero coverage, or when examining the properties and chemical behavior of isolated defect sites in a surface. In these cases, from a computational viewpoint, the cluster approach can be much more cost effective than the slab approach. Slab and cluster calculations can be performed at different levels of sophistication: semi-empirical methods, simple ab initio Hartree-Fock, ab initio post-Hartree-Fock (CI, MP2, etc), and density functional theory. Density-functional (DF) based calculations frequently give adsorption geometries with a high degree of accuracy and predict reliable trends for the energetics of adsorption reactions. This article provides a review of recent theoretical studies that deal with the behavior of novel catalysts used for hydrodesulfurization (HDS) reactions and the production of hydrogen (i.e. catalytic processes employed in the generation of clean fuels). These studies involve a strong coupling of theory and experiment. A significant fraction of the review is focused on the importance of size-effects and correlations between the electronic and chemical properties of catalytic materials. The article begins with a discussion of results for the desulfurization of thiophene on metal carbides and phosphides, systems which have the potential to become the next generation of industrial HDS catalysts. Then, systematic studies con

Rodriguez,J.A.; Liu, P.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVING CO2 EFFICIENCY FOR RECOVERING OIL IN HETEROGENEOUS RESERVOIRS  

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The second annual report of ''Improving CO{sub 2} Efficiency for Recovery Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs'' presents results of laboratory studies with related analytical models for improved oil recovery. All studies have been undertaken with the intention to optimize utilization and extend the practice of CO{sub 2} flooding to a wider range of reservoirs. Many items presented in this report are applicable to other interest areas: e.g. gas injection and production, greenhouse gas sequestration, chemical flooding, reservoir damage, etc. Major areas of studies include reduction of CO{sub 2} mobility to improve conformance, determining and understanding injectivity changes in particular injectivity loses, and modeling process mechanisms determined in the first two areas. Interfacial tension (IFT) between a high-pressure, high-temperature CO{sub 2} and brine/surfactant and foam stability are used to assess and screen surfactant systems. In this work the effects of salinity, pressure, temperature, surfactant concentration, and the presence of oil on IFT and CO{sub 2} foam stability were determined on the surfactant (CD1045{trademark}). Temperature, pressure, and surfactant concentration effected both IFT and foam stability while oil destabilized the foam, but did not destroy it. Calcium lignosulfonate (CLS) can be used as a sacrificial and an enhancing agent. This work indicates that on Berea sandstone CLS concentration, brine salinity, and temperature are dominant affects on both adsorption and desorption and that adsorption is not totally reversible. Additionally, CLS adsorption was tested on five minerals common to oil reservoirs; it was found that CLS concentration, salinity, temperature, and mineral type had significant effects on adsorption. The adsorption density from most to least was: bentonite > kaolinite > dolomite > calcite > silica. This work demonstrates the extent of dissolution and precipitation from co-injection of CO{sub 2} and brine in limestone core. Metal tracers in the brine were used as markers to identify precipitation location and extent. This indicated possible causes of permanent permeability changes in the core and thus in a reservoir. Core segment porosity, permeability, chemical and back-scattered electron imaging, and chemical titrations were all used for qualitative and quantitative determination of compositional and injectivity changes. Also, injectivity effects of high flow rate near a wellbore and stress changes were shown on five different cores (two Berea sandstones, two Indiana limestones, and one Dakota sandstone).

Reid B. Grigg

2003-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a farm-firm modelling system for evaluation of herbaceous energy crops. Final project report  

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A complete analysis is performed to simulate biomass production incorporated into a realistic whole farm situation, including or replacing a typical crop mix. Representative farms are constructed to accommodate such simulation. Four management systems are simulated for each firm, with each simulation depicting a different crop mix and/or use of different farming technologies and production methods. The first simulation was a base farm plan in which the operator would maintain the historical crop mix for the area, participate in all price support programs, and not participate in either a conservative reserve or a biomass production program. In the second simulation, the operator would again maintain the historical crop mix, would not participate in a conservation reserve or biomass production program, and would be ineligible to participate in any price support system. The third simulation introduced the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and included participation in all price support programs. The fourth simulation introduced a biomass crop production enterprise (switchgrass) as an alternative to enrolling highly erodible cropland in the CRP and allowed participation in price support programs. Simulations were made for three farms, two in West Tennessee and on in South Georgia. Results indicate that erosion is likely to be reduced more by the diversion of cropland to permanent vegetative cover on farms similar to the more highly erodible West Tennessee farms than on the less erodible Tift County, Georgia farm. Equivalent reductions in erosion rates result from entering highly erodible cropland in the CRP and from production of switchgrass as a biomass energy crop. Both switchgrass and CRP farm plans result in decreased net returns from the base plan, although the biomass farm plans are, in general, more profitable than the CRP plans.

English, B.C.; Alexander, R.R.; Loewen, K.H.; Coady, S.A.; Cole, G.V.; Goodman, W.R. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved freezing level retrieval  

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TRMM Microwave Imager(TMI)-based passive microwave retrieval techniques result in biased estimates of the freezing level and rainfall over the east Pacific in the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Passive microwave rainfall estimates...

Hong, Sungwook

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Savannah River Site Replacement High Level Radioactive Waste Evaporator Project  

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The Replacement High Level Waste Evaporator Project was conceived in 1985 to reduce the volume of the high level radioactive waste Process of the high level waste has been accomplished up to this time using Bent Tube type evaporators and therefore, that type evaporator was selected for this project. The Title I Design of the project was 70% completed in late 1990. The Department of Energy at that time hired an independent consulting firm to perform a complete review of the project. The DOE placed a STOP ORDER on purchasing the evaporator in January 1991. Essentially, no construction was to be done on this project until all findings and concerns dealing with the type and design of the evaporator are resolved. This report addresses two aspects of the DOE design review; (1) Comparing the Bent Tube Evaporator with the Forced Circulation Evaporator, (2) The design portion of the DOE Project Review - concentrated on the mechanical design properties of the evaporator. 1 ref.

Presgrove, S.B. (Bechtel Savannah River, Inc., North Augusta, SC (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Savannah River Site Replacement High Level Radioactive Waste Evaporator Project  

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The Replacement High Level Waste Evaporator Project was conceived in 1985 to reduce the volume of the high level radioactive waste Process of the high level waste has been accomplished up to this time using Bent Tube type evaporators and therefore, that type evaporator was selected for this project. The Title I Design of the project was 70% completed in late 1990. The Department of Energy at that time hired an independent consulting firm to perform a complete review of the project. The DOE placed a STOP ORDER on purchasing the evaporator in January 1991. Essentially, no construction was to be done on this project until all findings and concerns dealing with the type and design of the evaporator are resolved. This report addresses two aspects of the DOE design review; (1) Comparing the Bent Tube Evaporator with the Forced Circulation Evaporator, (2) The design portion of the DOE Project Review - concentrated on the mechanical design properties of the evaporator. 1 ref.

Presgrove, S.B. [Bechtel Savannah River, Inc., North Augusta, SC (United States)

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Priority Firm Exchange .  

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Windy Gap Firming Project  

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IMPROVING CO2 EFFICIENCY FOR RECOVERING OIL IN HETEROGENEOUS RESERVOIRS  

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The third annual report of ''Improving CO{sub 2} Efficiency for Recovery Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs'' presents results of laboratory studies with related analytical models for improved oil recovery. All studies were designed to optimize utilization and extend the practice of CO{sub 2} flooding to a wider range of reservoirs. Chapter 1 describes the behavior at low concentrations of the surfactant Chaser International CD1045{trademark} (CD) versus different salinity, pressure and temperature. Results of studies on the effects of pH and polymer (hydrolyzed polyacrylamide?HPAM) and CO{sub 2} foam stability after adsorption in the core are also reported. Calcium lignosulfonate (CLS) transport mechanisms through sandstone, description of the adsorption of CD and CD/CLS onto three porous media (sandstone, limestone and dolomite) and five minerals, and the effect of adsorption on foam stability are also reported. In Chapter 2, the adsorption kinetics of CLS in porous Berea sandstone and non-porous minerals are compared by monitoring adsorption density change with time. Results show that adsorption requires a much longer time for the porous versus non-porous medium. CLS adsorption onto sandstone can be divided into three regions: adsorption controlled by dispersion, adsorption controlled by diffusion and adsorption equilibrium. NaI tracer used to characterize the sandstone had similar trends to earlier results for the CLS desorption process, suggesting a dual porosity model to simulate flow through Berea sandstone. The kinetics and equilibrium test for CD adsorption onto five non-porous minerals and three porous media are reported in Chapter 3. CD adsorption and desorption onto non-porous minerals can be established in less than one hour with adsorption densities ranging from 0.4 to 1.2 mg of CD per g of mineral in decreasing order of montmorillonite, dolomite, kaolinite, silica and calcite. The surfactant adsorption onto three porous media takes much longer than one hour, with Berea sandstone requiring the longest time. In Chapter 4, comparisons of static adsorption of CLS, CD, and CLS/CD mixtures onto five pure minerals showed that the presence of CLS decreased the adsorption of CD onto the five minerals by 20 to 70%. Dynamic CLS/CD mixture adsorption tests onto Berea sandstone and Indian limestone cores showed that competitive adsorption between CD and CLS generally takes several days to reach equilibrium. Foam stability and interfacial tension tests on both injected and effluent samples were performed which showed that both foam stability and IFT decreased due to adsorption. Also it appears that there is a chromatographic effect on the surfactants in flow through porous media. Progress was realized in developing general equations for stress sensitivity on non-Darcy parameters (permeability and non-Darcy coefficient), and the multiphase flow induced by a high flow rate was confirmed as a mechanism for injectivity loss in CO{sub 2} flooding. In Chapter 5, a general equation is defined based on 60 general equations of permeability stress sensitivity and non-Darcy coefficient stress sensitivity and definitions of nominal permeability, nominal non-Darcy coefficient, permeability stress sensitivity, and non-Darcy coefficient stress sensitivity. The equations of stress sensitivity are independent of pressure, temperature, and rock properties and existing empirical correlations of the nominal permeability and nominal non-Darcy coefficient can be used when laboratory data are not available. This provides a tool to quantify the change of permeability and non-Darcy coefficient due to change of effective stress resulted from reservoir injection and/or production.

Reid B. Grigg; Robert K. Svec; Zhengwen Zeng; Baojun Bai; Yi Liu

2004-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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HYBRID HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS FOR HYDROGENATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE  

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HYBRID HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS FOR HYDROGENATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE Lucia M. Petkovic, Harry W. Rollins, Daniel M. Ginosar, and Kyle C. Burch Idaho National Laboratory P.O. Box 1625 Idaho Falls, ID 83415-2208 Introduction Anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide, a gas often associated with global warming, have increased considerably since the beginning of the industrial age.1 In the U.S., stationary CO2 sources, such as electricity generation plants, produce about one-third of the anthropogenic CO2 generation. Reports2 indicate that the power required to recover 90% of the CO2 from an integrated coal-fired power-plant is about 10% of the power-plant capacity. This energy requirement can be reduced to less than 1% if the recovered CO2 is applied to the production of synthetic fuels. However, the lack of efficient catalysts along with the costs of energy and hydrogen has prevented the development of technologies for direct hydrogenation of CO2.3 Although the cost of hydrogen for hydrogenating CO2 is not economically attractive at present, the future production of hydrogen by nuclear power sources could completely change this scenario.2 Still, an efficient catalyst will be essential for commercial application of those processes. The objective of the work presented here was the development of hybrid catalysts for one-step carbon dioxide hydrogenation to liquid fuels. The hybrid catalysts, which were prepared by two novel techniques, included a copper/zinc oxide catalytic function distributed within an acidic zeolitic matrix. Results of catalyst activity and selectivity studies at atmospheric pressure are presented in this contribution. Experimental Catalysts were prepared by two novel techniques and under several different conditions to produce copper/zinc oxide/zeolite materials. Once synthesized, samples were pelletized and the fraction between 40-60 mesh was utilized for the experiments. Two hundred milligrams of catalyst were loaded in a U-tube stainless steel reactor and a flow of 100 cm3/min of a 10:90 H2:Ar mixture was passed through the catalyst bed while the temperature was increased from room temperature to 513 K at 1.8 K/min and held at 513 K for 15 h. A reactant gas mixture composed by 10 cm3/min of CO2 and 30 cm3/min of H2 was then passed through the catalyst bed and the reaction products monitored by on-line gas chromatographic analyses using an SRI Multiple Gas Analyzer #2 equipped with 3 columns (MoleSieve 13X, Hayesep-D, and MXT-1) and 3 detectors (TCD, FID, and FID-methanizer). This GC system allowed for quantification of inert gases, CO, CO2, methanol, dimethylether, higher alcohols, water, and hydrocarbons up to C20. One hundred milligrams of a commercial syngas-to-methanol catalyst along with the same amount of a commercial zeolite catalyst was utilized under the same reaction conditions for comparison purposes. These catalysts were utilized either in two-layers (Com1) or mixed together (Com2). Results and Discussion Under the conditions applied in this study, the main reaction products were CO, CH3OH, CH3OCH3, and H2O. Methanol and dimethylether production rates and selectivities with respect to CO formation are presented in Figures 1 and 2, respectively. Although the activity of the synthesized catalysts did not surpass the commercial catalysts, the selectivity to oxygenates with respect to CO on most of the synthesized catalysts were better than on the commercial catalysts. For example, cat

Licia M. Petkovic; Harry W. Rollins; Daniel M. Ginosar; Kyle C. Burch

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVING CO2 EFFICIENCY FOR RECOVERING OIL IN HETEROGENEOUS RESERVOIRS  

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This document is the First Annual Report for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract No., a three-year contract entitled: ''Improving CO{sub 2} Efficiency for Recovering Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs.'' The research improved our knowledge and understanding of CO{sub 2} flooding and includes work in the areas of injectivity and mobility control. The bulk of this work has been performed by the New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center, a research division of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. This report covers the reporting period of September 28, 2001 and September 27, 2002. Injectivity continues to be a concern to the industry. During this period we have contacted most of the CO{sub 2} operators in the Permian Basin and talked again about their problems in this area. This report has a summary of what we found. It is a given that carbonate mineral dissolution and deposition occur in a formation in geologic time and are expected to some degree in carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) floods. Water-alternating-gas (WAG) core flood experiments conducted on limestone and dolomite core plugs confirm that these processes can occur over relatively short time periods (hours to days) and in close proximity to each other. Results from laboratory CO{sub 2}-brine flow experiments performed in rock core were used to calibrate a reactive transport simulator. The calibrated model is being used to estimate in situ effects of a range of possible sequestration options in depleted oil/gas reservoirs. The code applied in this study is a combination of the well known TOUGH2 simulator, for coupled groundwater/brine and heat flow, with the chemistry code TRANS for chemically reactive transport. Variability in response among rock types suggests that CO{sub 2} injection will induce ranges of transient and spatially dependent changes in intrinsic rock permeability and porosity. Determining the effect of matrix changes on CO{sub 2} mobility is crucial in evaluating the efficacy and potential environmental implications of storing CO{sub 2} in the subsurface. Chemical cost reductions are identified that are derived from the synergistic effects of cosurfactant systems using a good foaming agent and a less expensive poor foaming agent. The required good foaming agent is reduced by at least 75%. Also the effect on injectivity is reduced by as much as 50% using the cosurfactant system, compared to a previously used surfactant system. Mobility control of injected CO{sub 2} for improved oil recovery can be achieved with significant reduction in the chemical cost of SAG, improved injectivity of SAG, and improved economics of CO{sub 2} injection project when compared to reported systems. Our past work has identified a number of mobility control agents to use for CO{sub 2}-foam flooding. In particular the combination of the good foaming agent CD 1045 and a sacrificial agent and cosurfactant lignosulfonate. This work scrutinizes the methods that we are using to determine the efficiency of the sacrificial agents and cosurfactant systems. These have required concentration determinations and reusing core samples. Here, we report some of the problems that have been found and some interesting effects that must be considered.

Reid B. Grigg; Robert K. Svec

2002-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneity-corrected vs -uncorrected critical structure maximum point doses in breast balloon brachytherapy  

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Recent studies have reported potentially clinically meaningful dose differences when heterogeneity correction is used in breast balloon brachytherapy. In this study, we report on the relationship between heterogeneity-corrected and -uncorrected doses for 2 commonly used plan evaluation metrics: maximum point dose to skin surface and maximum point dose to ribs. Maximum point doses to skin surface and ribs were calculated using TG-43 and Varian Acuros for 20 patients treated with breast balloon brachytherapy. The results were plotted against each other and fit with a zero-intercept line. Max skin dose (Acuros) = max skin dose (TG-43) ? 0.930 (R{sup 2} = 0.995). The average magnitude of difference from this relationship was 1.1% (max 2.8%). Max rib dose (Acuros) = max rib dose (TG-43) ? 0.955 (R{sup 2} = 0.9995). The average magnitude of difference from this relationship was 0.7% (max 1.6%). Heterogeneity-corrected maximum point doses to the skin surface and ribs were proportional to TG-43-calculated doses. The average deviation from proportionality was 1%. The proportional relationship suggests that a different metric other than maximum point dose may be needed to obtain a clinical advantage from heterogeneity correction. Alternatively, if maximum point dose continues to be used in recommended limits while incorporating heterogeneity correction, institutions without this capability may be able to accurately estimate these doses by use of a scaling factor.

Kim, Leonard, E-mail: kimlh@umdnj.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Narra, Venkat; Yue, Ning [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and dynamics of colloidal depletion gels: coincidence of transitions and heterogeneity  

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Transitions in structural heterogeneity of colloidal depletion gels formed through short-range attractive interactions are correlated with their dynamical arrest. The system is a density and refractive index matched suspension of 0.20 volume fraction poly(methyl methacyrlate) colloids with the non-adsorbing depletant polystyrene added at a size ratio of depletant to colloid of 0.043. As the strength of the short-range attractive interaction is increased, clusters become increasingly structurally heterogeneous, as characterized by number-density fluctuations, and dynamically immobilized, as characterized by the single-particle mean-squared displacement. The number of free colloids in the suspension also progressively declines. As an immobile cluster to gel transition is traversed, structural heterogeneity abruptly decreases. Simultaneously, the mean single-particle dynamics saturates at a localization length on the order of the short-range attractive potential range. Both immobile cluster and gel regimes show dynamical heterogeneity. Non-Gaussian distributions of single particle displacements reveal enhanced populations of dynamical trajectories localized on two different length scales. Similar dependencies of number density fluctuations, free particle number and dynamical length scales on the order of the range of short-range attraction suggests a collective structural origin of dynamic heterogeneity in colloidal gels.

C. J. Dibble; M. Kogan; M. J. Solomon

2006-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Beam and Surface Science Studies of Heterogeneous Reaction Kinetics Including Combustion Dynamics. Final Technical Report.  

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This research program examined the heterogeneous reaction kinetics and reaction dynamics of surface chemical processes which are of direct relevance to efficient energy production, condensed phase reactions, and mateials growth including nanoscience objectives. We have had several notable scientific and technical successes. Illustrative highlights include: (1) a thorough study of how one can efficiently produce synthesis gas (SynGas) at relatively low Rh(111) catalyst temperatures via the reaction CH{sub4}+1/2 O{sub2} {r_arrow} CO+2H{sub2}. In these studies methane activation is accomplished utilizing high-kinetic energy reagents generated via supersonic molecular beams, (2) experiments which have incisively probed the partial oxidation chemistry of adsorbed 1- and 2- butene on Rh and ice, as well as partial oxidation of propene on Au; (3) investigation of structural changes which occur to the reconstructed (23x{radical}3)-Au(111) surface upon exposure to atomic oxygen, (4) a combined experimental and theoretical examination of the fundamental atomic-level rules which govern defect minimization during the formation of self-organizing stepped nanostructures, (5) the use of these relatively defect-free nanotemplates for growing silicon nanowires having atomically-dimensioned widths, (6) a combined scanning probe and atomic beam scattering study of how the presence of self-assembling organic overlayers interact with metallic supports substrates - this work hs led to revision of the currently held view of how such adsorbates reconfigure surface structure at the atomic level, (7) an inelastic He atom scattering study in which we examined the effect of chain length on the low-energy vibrations of alkanethiol striped phase self-assembled monolayers on Au(111), yielding information on the forces that govern interfacial self-assembly, (8) a study of the vibrational properties of disordered films of SF{sub6} adsorbed on Au(111), and (9) a study of the activated chemistry and photochemistry of NO on NiO/Ni. Innovative STM and molecular beam instrumentation has been fabricated to enable this program.

Sibener, S. J.

2006-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetics of the heterogeneous photocatalytic oxidation of isopropanol  

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Intrinsic kinetics for the ambient temperature photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) of dilute isopropanol (IPA) in humid air over near-ultraviolet (UV) irradiated titanium dioxide have been determined using a continuous microreactor flow system. The IPA disappearance rate exhibits a Langmuir-Hinshelwood-Hougen-Watson (LHHW) type dependence on IPA concentration. The rate is nearly first order in UV irradiance at low UV flux. The rate is independent of relative humidity R{sub H} at low R{sub H} levels, but is enhanced by water vapor concentration at higher levels. This relatively unique behavior is likely a direct consequence of the adsorption strength of alcohols on titania, which in general is considerably higher than the corresponding adsorption strengths for other classes of organic compounds. In addition to carbon dioxide, acetone is generated as a product of IPA destruction. This acetone is itself photocatalytically oxidized to carbon dioxide and water vapor at longer residence time. 10 refs., 3 figs.

Ameen, M.; Kalaga, M.; Annapragada, R.; Raupp, G.B. [Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic liquid level detector  

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An ultrasonic liquid level detector for use within a shielded container, the detector being tubular in shape with a chamber at its lower end into which liquid from in the container may enter and exit, the chamber having an ultrasonic transmitter and receiver in its top wall and a reflector plate or target as its bottom wall whereby when liquid fills the chamber a complete medium is then present through which an ultrasonic wave may be transmitted and reflected from the target thus signaling that the liquid is at chamber level.

Kotz, Dennis M. (North Augusta, SC); Hinz, William R. (Augusta, GA)

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ENRAF gauge reference level calculations  

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This document describes the method for calculating reference levels for Enraf Series 854 Level Detectors as installed in the tank farms. The reference level calculation for each installed level gauge is contained herein.

Huber, J.H., Fluor Daniel Hanford

1997-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture permeability and seismic wave scattering--Poroelastic linear-slip interface model for heterogeneous fractures  

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Schoenberg's Linear-slip Interface (LSI) model for single, compliant, viscoelastic fractures has been extended to poroelastic fractures for predicting seismic wave scattering. However, this extended model results in no impact of the in-plane fracture permeability on the scattering. Recently, we proposed a variant of the LSI model considering the heterogeneity in the in-plane fracture properties. This modified model considers wave-induced, fracture-parallel fluid flow induced by passing seismic waves. The research discussed in this paper applies this new LSI model to heterogeneous fractures to examine when and how the permeability of a fracture is reflected in the scattering of seismic waves. From numerical simulations, we conclude that the heterogeneity in the fracture properties is essential for the scattering of seismic waves to be sensitive to the permeability of a fracture.

Nakagawa, S.; Myer, L.R.

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A dynamic fuel cycle analysis for a heterogeneous thorium-DUPIC recycle in CANDU reactors  

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A heterogeneous thorium fuel recycle scenario in a Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) reactor has been analyzed by the dynamic analysis method. The thorium recycling is performed through a dry process which has a strong proliferation resistance. In the fuel cycle model, the existing nuclear power plant construction plan was considered up to 2016, while the nuclear demand growth rate from the year 2016 was assumed to be 0%. In this analysis, the spent fuel inventory as well as the amount of plutonium, minor actinides, and fission products of a multiple thorium recycling fuel cycle were estimated and compared to those of the once-through fuel cycle. The analysis results have shown that the heterogeneous thorium fuel cycle can be constructed through the dry process technology. It is also shown that the heterogeneous thorium fuel cycle can reduce the spent fuel inventory and save on the natural uranium resources when compared with the once-through cycle. (authors)

Jeong, C. J.; Park, C. J.; Choi, H. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Inst., P.O. Box 150, Yuseong, Daejeon, 305-600 (Korea, Republic of)

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What can I do with this graduate degree? Corporate office summer clerkships and entry level positions  

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and litigate sooner; experience gained here can be valuable to private firms later. Governmentworkoffersavarietyofpracticeopportunities from criminal to contracts. INFORMATION/STRATEGIESAREAS EMPLOYERS CORPORATEPRACTICE Trade and professional associations Political Action Committees Law firms Public interest advocacy

Rock, Chris

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Improved Efficiency of Miscible CO(2) Floods and Enhanced Prospects for CO(2) Flooding Heterogeneous Reservoirs.  

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The overall goal of this project was to improve the efficiency of miscible C0{sub 2} floods and enhance the prospects for flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. This objective was accomplished through experimental and modeling research in three task areas: (1) foams for selective mobility control in heterogeneous reservoirs,( 2) reduction of the amount of C0{sub 2} required in C0{sub 2} floods, and (3) low IFT processe and the possibility of C0{sub 2} flooding in fractured reservoirs. This report provides results from the three-year project for each of the three task areas.

Grigg, R.B.; Schechter, D.S.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial and Geochemical Spatial and Geochemical Heterogeneity Impacts on Iron Biomineralization and Uranium Sequestration  

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Bioreductive transformations of iron (hydr)oxides are a critically important processes controlling the fate and transport of contaminants in soil and aquifer systems. Heterogeneity arising from both chemical and physical conditions will lead to various biomineralization products of iron oxides and will additionally alter reactions controlling the partitioning of hazardous elements such as uranium. We are presently exploring chemical and mineralogical transformations within physically complex material having a range of pore-size distribution and chemical environments. Here we discuss the impact of calcium on the reactive transport of uranium and the spatial heterogeneity in iron hydroxide mineralization and concomitant uranium reduction along a diffusive flow path.

Scott Fendorf; Shawn Benner; Jim Neiss; Colleen Hansel; Peter Nico; Chris Francis; Phil Jardine

2004-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating the Heterogeneity in Braided Channel Belt Deposits: 2. Examples of Results and Comparison to Natural Deposits  

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In Part 1 of this series we presented a methodology and a code for modeling the hierarchical sedimentary architecture in braided channel belt deposits. Here, in Part 2, the code was used to create a digital model of this architecture, and the corresponding spatial distribution of permeability. The simulated architecture was compared to the real stratal architecture observed in an abandoned channel belt of the Sagavanirktok River, Alaska by Lunt et al. (2004). The comparisons included assessments of similarity which were both qualitative and quantitative. From the qualitative comparisons we conclude that a synthetic deposit created by the code has unit types, at each level, with a geometry which is generally consistent with the geometry of unit types observed in the field. The digital unit types would generally be recognized as representing their counterparts in nature, including cross stratasets, lobate and scroll bar deposits, channel fills, etc. Furthermore, the synthetic deposit has a hierarchical spatial relationship among these units which represents how the unit types are observed in field exposures and in geophysical images. In quantitative comparisons the proportions and the length, width, and height of unit types at different scales, across all levels of the stratal hierarchy compare well between the digital and the natural deposits. A number of important attributes of the channel belt model were shown to be influenced by more than one level within the hierarchy of stratal architecture. First, the high-permeability open-framework gravels percolated at all levels and thus formed preferential flow pathways. Open framework gravels are indeed known to form preferential flow pathways in natural channel belt deposits. The nature of a percolating cluster changed across different levels of the hierarchy of stratal architecture. As a result of this geologic structure, the percolation occurs at proportions of open-framework gravels below the theoretical percolation threshold for random infinite media. Second, when the channel belt model was populated with permeability distributions by lowest-level unit type, the composite permeability semivariogram contained structures that were identifiable at more than one scale, and each of these structures could be directly linked to unit types of different scales existing at different levels within the hierarchy of strata. These collective results are encouraging with respect to our goal that this model be relevant as a base case in future studies for testing ideas in research addressing the upscaling problem in aquifers and reservoirs with multi-scale heterogeneity.

Guin, Arijit; Ramanathan, Ramya; Ritzi, Robert W.; Dominic, David F.; Lunt, Ian A.; Scheibe, Timothy D.; Freedman, Vicky L.

2010-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of potential self-guarantee tests for demonstrating financial assurance by non-profit colleges, universities, and hospitals and by business firms that do not issue bonds  

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on December 29, 1993, promulgated self-guarantee requirements that materials licensees may use to demonstrate financial assurance for decommissioning costs. However, nonprofit colleges and universities, nonprofit hospitals, and for-profit firms that do not issue bonds are currently precluded, by their unique accounting and financial reporting systems, or by other features of their business practices, from using the financial tests for self-guarantors adopted by the NRC. This Report evaluates several alternative financial tests that might serve as the basis for self-guarantee by these three categories of licensees.

Bailey, P.; Dean, C.; Collier, J.; Dasappa, V.; Goldberg, W. [ICF, Inc., Fairfax, VA (United States)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Firm Uses DOEs Fastest Supercomputer to Streamline Long-Haul Trucks | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsing ZirconiaPolicyFeasibilityField OfficeFirm Uses DOE's Fastest Supercomputer to

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Learning at the boundary of the firm : learning-by-interaction between a manufacturer and its users  

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My dissertation centers on the very nature of the interaction and the learning that happens between users and manufacturers, and explores various micro-level mechanisms, which I call, "learning-by-interaction." The core ...

Bae, Sung Joo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relative importance of organic coatings for the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 during summer in Europe  

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coatings, formed via gas-to- particle conversion on aqueous aerosols, to N2O5 hydrolysis on localRelative importance of organic coatings for the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 during summer suppress heterogeneous N2O5 hydrolysis. In this study we investigated the relative importance of organic

Riemer, Nicole

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Reliability Driven Task Scheduling for Heterogeneous Systems Yi He, Zili Shao, Bin Xiao, Qingfeng Zhuge, Edwin Sha  

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Reliability Driven Task Scheduling for Heterogeneous Systems Yi He, Zili Shao, Bin Xiao, Qingfeng plant safe operations, etc., an important research problem is how to maximize system reliability while the heterogeneity of a system and satisfy both the reliability requirement and the given time constraint

Sha, Edwin

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Sharing Bags of Tasks Optimally in Heterogeneous Clusters Micah Adler and Ying Gong and Arnold L. Rosenberg  

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Sharing Bags of Tasks Optimally in Heterogeneous Clusters Micah Adler and Ying Gong and Arnold L Clusters Authors: Micah Adler Ying Gong Arnold L. Rosenberg (Fellow, IEEE) Address: Department of Computer of Tasks Optimally in Heterogeneous Clusters Micah Adler and Ying Gong and Arnold L. Rosenberg University

Adler, Micah

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Geographic Information Sciences Vol. 6, No. 1. pp.6-19 2000 Multiscale Analysis of Landscape Heterogeneity  

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Geographic Information Sciences Vol. 6, No. 1. pp.6-19 2000 1 Multiscale Analysis of Landscape 89557, USA Abstract A major goal of landscape ecology is to understand the formation, dynamics, and maintenance of spatial heterogeneity. Spatial heterogeneity is the most fundamental characteristic of all

Wu, Jianguo "Jingle"

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Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. , 2010 Combustion of Heterogeneous Nanostructural Systems (Review)  

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Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. ­, 2010 Combustion of Heterogeneous submitted November 26, 2009. The current status of research in the field of combustion of heterogeneous mechanisms of combustion in such systems and prospects of their further applications are discussed. Key words

Mukasyan, Alexander

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Thetis: A real-time Multi-Vehicles Hybrid Simulator for Heterogeneous Olivier Parodi, Lionel Lapierre, Bruno Jouvencel  

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Thetis: A real-time Multi-Vehicles Hybrid Simulator for Heterogeneous Vehicles Olivier Parodi is to present Thetis: a real-time multi-vehicles hybrid simulator for heterogeneous vehicles. This simulator, the vehicles, sensors and communication simulators and, of course, the actual embedded controller which

Boyer, Edmond

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Abstract--In the control of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles in future military operations, it will be critical to provide goal-  

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of unmanned underwater and aerial vehicles, which included the automatic target recognition acknowledgement1 Abstract-- In the control of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles in future military operations heterogeneous unmanned vehicles (UVs). The DCDT was applied to several decision making processes involving a mix

Cummings, Mary "Missy"

382

Mineralogical heterogeneities in the Earth's mantle: Constraints from Mn, Co, Ni and Zn partitioning during partial melting  

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Mineralogical heterogeneities in the Earth's mantle: Constraints from Mn, Co, Ni and Zn online 1 June 2011 Editor: L. Stixrude Keywords: transition metals mineralogical heterogeneities are sensitive to changes in mineralogy or major element composition, and thus, are promising to trace

Lee, Cin-Ty Aeolus

383

Learning with Augmented Features for Heterogeneous Domain Lixin Duan S080003@ntu.edu.sg  

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Learning with Augmented Features for Heterogeneous Domain Adaptation Lixin Duan S080003@ntu.edu.sg Dong Xu DongXu@ntu.edu.sg Ivor W. Tsang IvorTsang@ntu.edu.sg School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang be readily incorporated with our newly proposed augmented feature representations to effectively utilize

Tsang Wai Hung "Ivor"

384

Macroprogramming Heterogeneous Sensor Networks Using Asad Awan Suresh Jagannathan Ananth Grama  

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- ment for mPL in heterogeneous resource-constrained sensor net- works. COSMOS facilitates composition component basis library to add rich macroprogramming abstractions to mPL, tailored to domain and resource measurements. We present comprehen- sive experimental evaluation using macro- and micro- benchmarks

Jagannathan, Suresh

385

Evaluation of Application-aware Heterogeneous Embedded Systems for Performance and Energy Consumption  

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In this work, we first present an application-initiated strategy that aims to control the energy consumptionEvaluation of Application-aware Heterogeneous Embedded Systems for Performance and Energy benefits and im- provements are apparent, the performance-energy trade- offs are not prominently noticeable

Kuzmanovic, Aleksandar

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Journal of Membrane Science 239 (2004) 1726 Highly conductive ordered heterogeneous ion-exchange membranes  

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in the matrix required for reasonable ion transport through the membrane is 50­70 wt.% [2Journal of Membrane Science 239 (2004) 17­26 Highly conductive ordered heterogeneous ion-exchange membranes are used in electrodialysis (ED) as ion-selective membranes and in power sources (such as fuel

Freger, Viatcheslav "Slava"

387

Secure Fragment Allocation in a Distributed Storage System with Heterogeneous Vulnerabilities  

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Secure Fragment Allocation in a Distributed Storage System with Heterogeneous Vulnerabilities Yun--There is a growing demand for large-scale dis- tributed storage systems to support resource sharing and fault attention has yet been paid to security solutions designed for distributed storage systems

Qin, Xiao

388

Policy Based Storage System For Heterogeneous Environment Dai Qin, Ashvin Goel, Angela Demke Brown,  

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Policy Based Storage System For Heterogeneous Environment Dai Qin, Ashvin Goel, Angela Demke Brown storage sys- tems to the needs of specific applications and hardware. Most storage systems are not aware of this issue: file systems or other applications talk to the storage system using a simple block layer

Goel, Ashvin

389

Analysis and Management of Heterogeneous User Mobility in Large-scale Downlink Systems  

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Analysis and Management of Heterogeneous User Mobility in Large-scale Downlink Systems Axel M¨uller§, Emil Bj¨ornson§, Romain Couillet, and M´erouane Debbah§ Intel Mobile Communications, Sophia Antipolis, France ACCESS Linnaeus Centre, Signal Processing Lab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

390

Combining Mobility and Heterogeneous Networking for Emergency Management: a PMIPv6 and HIP-based  

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management of Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) with macro-mobility management, security, inter-technology handoverCombining Mobility and Heterogeneous Networking for Emergency Management: a PMIPv6 and HIP. General Terms Design, Performance, Security. Keywords Mobility Management, Proxy Mobile IPv6

Gesbert, David

391

Effective Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity for Computing One-Dimensional Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media  

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Effective Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity for Computing One-Dimensional Flow in Heterogeneous-dimensional unsaturated flow in vertically stratified porous media are examined. Saturated hydraulic conductivity and the alpha parameter of the exponential hydraulic conductivity function were assumed to vary from soil layer

392

Effective hydraulic parameters for steady state vertical flow in heterogeneous soils  

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Effective hydraulic parameters for steady state vertical flow in heterogeneous soils Jianting Zhu August 2003. [1] In hydroclimate and land-atmospheric interaction models, effective hydraulic properties are needed at large grid scales. In this study, the effective soil hydraulic parameters of the areally

Mohanty, Binayak P.

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Heterogeneous IPv6 Infrastructure for Smart Energy Efficient Leila Ben Saad  

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Heterogeneous IPv6 Infrastructure for Smart Energy Efficient Building Leila Ben Saad CITI INSA infrastructure, PLC is mandatory in several place of the smart-grid metering and command infrastructure. Also PLC constrained networking devices. Moreover, low energy PLC, will be able to provide smart grid monitoring

Boyer, Edmond

394

InP-based waveguide photodiodes heterogeneously integrated on silicon-on-  

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InP-based waveguide photodiodes heterogeneously integrated on silicon-on- insulator for photonic@virginia.edu Abstract: High-linearity modified uni-traveling carrier photodiodes on silicon-on-insulator with low AM and have an output third order intercept point of 30 dBm at 20 GHz. Photodiode arrays exceed a saturation

Bowers, John

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High-Power InP-based Waveguide Photodiodes and Photodiode Arrays Heterogeneously Integrated on SOI  

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High-Power InP-based Waveguide Photodiodes and Photodiode Arrays Heterogeneously Integrated on SOI evanescently-coupled modified uni-traveling carrier photodiodes (MUTC PDs) on silicon-on-insulator (SOI on silicon is a promising approach to realize high-performance photodiodes on a silicon photonics platform

Bowers, John

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Flexible and transparent supercapacitor based on In2O3 nanowire/carbon nanotube heterogeneous films  

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Flexible and transparent supercapacitor based on In2O3 nanowire/carbon nanotube heterogeneous films; accepted 17 December 2008; published online 28 January 2009 In this paper, a supercapacitor galvanostatic measurements. In addition, to study the stability of flexible and transparent supercapacitor

Zhou, Chongwu

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Energy-efficient Management of Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Markus Anwander, Gerald Wagenknecht, Torsten Braun  

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Energy-efficient Management of Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks Markus Anwander, Gerald) management and code distribution framework. This includes the determination of appropriate sensor node and implementation of a management architecture for WSNs. In a first step several types of sensor nodes and sensor

Braun, Torsten

398

Energy-efficient Management of Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Markus Anwander, Gerald Wagenknecht, Torsten Braun  

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Energy-efficient Management of Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks Markus Anwander, Gerald as an appropriate operating system to support dynamic and energy-efficient reconfiguration as well as code updates for communication. The management architecture consists of the following infrastructural elements: a management

Braun, Torsten

399

Heterogeneous modeling of the uranium in situ recovery: Kinetic versus solubility Jrmy. Nosa,1, 2  

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Heterogeneous modeling of the uranium in situ recovery: Kinetic versus solubility control Jérémy Mines, Tour AREVA, 1 place Jean Millier, 92084 Paris La Défense Cedex, France The uranium in situ, into the deposit to selectively dissolve uranium. The solution enriched in uranium is pumped out and processed

Boyer, Edmond

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Green Move: a platform for highly configurable, heterogeneous electric vehicle sharing  

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Green Move: a platform for highly configurable, heterogeneous electric vehicle sharing Andrea G the spreading of electric vehicles, in particular for what concerns the high upfront costs of the vehicles benefits. I. INTRODUCTION Electric vehicle sharing has the potential to provide a solution to many

Cugola, Gianpaolo

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A Cluster-based Energy Balancing Scheme in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks  

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A Cluster-based Energy Balancing Scheme in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks Jing Ai, Damla,turgut,lboloni}@cpe.ucf.edu Abstract. In this paper, we propose a novel, cluster-based energy balancing scheme. We assume the existence significant improvements in energy balancing leading to a longer con- nected time of the network

Bölöni, Ladislau L

402

An Approach for Describing Heterogeneous Web Resources in a Unified Schema Ran Tang and Ying Zou  

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1 An Approach for Describing Heterogeneous Web Resources in a Unified Schema Ran Tang and Ying Zou.zou}@queensu.ca Abstract-- Web resources can be located and accessed through the Internet to provide information and functionalities to users. However, different types of web resources (e.g., Web Services, RESTful services

Zou, Ying

403

Risk analysis via heterogeneous models of SCADA interconnecting Power Grids and Telco Networks  

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for an electrical power distribution grid. The modeling techniques we discuss aim at providing a probabilistic demonstrate their applicability by modeling and #12;analyzing an actual SCADA system for an electrical powerRisk analysis via heterogeneous models of SCADA interconnecting Power Grids and Telco Networks A

Tronci, Enrico

404

Numerical solutions of moment equations for flow in heterogeneous composite aquifers  

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Numerical solutions of moment equations for flow in heterogeneous composite aquifers C. L. Winter on the composite media theory of Winter and Tartakovsky [2000, 2002], which allows one to derive and solve moment a representative composite medium to investigate the robustness of perturbation approximations in porous medium

Tartakovsky, Daniel M.

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Heterogeneous delays making parents synchronized: A coupled maps on Cayley tree model  

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We study the phase synchronized clusters in the diffusively coupled maps on the Cayley tree networks for heterogeneous delay values. Cayley tree networks comprise of two parts: the inner nodes and the boundary nodes. We find that heterogeneous delays lead to various cluster states, such as; (a) cluster state consisting of inner nodes and boundary nodes, and (b) cluster state consisting of only boundary nodes. The former state may comprise of nodes from all the generations forming self-organized cluster or nodes from few generations yielding driven clusters depending upon on the parity of heterogeneous delay values. Furthermore, heterogeneity in delays leads to the lag synchronization between the siblings lying on the boundary by destroying the exact synchronization among them. The time lag being equal to the difference in the delay values. The Lyapunov function analysis sheds light on the destruction of the exact synchrony among the last generation nodes. To the end we discuss the relevance of our results with respect to their applications in the family business as well as in understanding the occurrence of genetic diseases.

Aradhana Singh; Sarika Jalan

2014-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous capital stocks and the optimal timing for CO2 abatement  

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Heterogeneous capital stocks and the optimal timing for CO2 abatement Mark Jaccard *, Nic Rivers a model and empirically estimated abatement costs. The results suggest that under many different assumptions, an early start at CO2 abatement for long-lived capital stocks would be economically optimal

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Contributed Paper Effect of Small-Scale Heterogeneity of Prey and  

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on the Sustainability of Bushmeat Hunting NATHALIE VAN VLIET, E. J. MILNER-GULLAND, FRANCOIS BOUSQUET, MEHDI SAQALLI´e, Cameroon Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Buckhurst Road, Ascot plays a key role in the sustainability of hunted populations, the role of small-scale heterogeneity

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

408

A General Criterion for Liquefaction in Granular Layers with Heterogeneous Pore Pressure  

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A General Criterion for Liquefaction in Granular Layers with Heterogeneous Pore Pressure Liran-saturated granular and porous layers can undergo liquefaction and lose their shear resistance when subjected to shear forcing. In geosystems, such a process can lead to severe natural hazards of soil liquefaction

Einat, Aharonov

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A General Criterion for Liquefaction in Granular Layers with Heterogeneous Pore Pressure  

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numerical simulations a general criterion for liquefaction that applies also for the cases in which the poreA General Criterion for Liquefaction in Granular Layers with Heterogeneous Pore Pressure December.g.flekkoy@fys.uio.no ABSTRACT Fluid-saturated granular and porous layers can undergo liquefaction and lose their shear

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Easy, Fast and Energy Efficient Object Detection on Heterogeneous On-Chip Architectures1  

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A Easy, Fast and Energy Efficient Object Detection on Heterogeneous On-Chip Architectures1 Ehsan Totoni, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mert Dikmen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mar´ia Jes´us Garzar´an, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign We optimize a visual object

Garzarán, María Jesús

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INTERACTION BETWEEN GAS DIFFUSION AND MULTISTABLE HETEROGENEOUS CHEMICAL KINETICS IN C=C COMPOSITE  

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), and a matrix which is again either ceramic or carbon. Rocket propeller pieces, aircraft and F-1 racing carINTERACTION BETWEEN GAS DIFFUSION AND MULTISTABLE HETEROGENEOUS CHEMICAL KINETICS IN C=C COMPOSITE PROCESSING G#19;erard L. VIGNOLES Universit#19;e Bordeaux 1, Laboratoire des Composites ThermoStructuraux 3

Recanati, Catherine

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Computer simulations of the wetting properties of neon on heterogeneous surfaces Stefano Curtarolo,1,2,  

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Computer simulations of the wetting properties of neon on heterogeneous surfaces Stefano Curtarolo Received 31 August 1998 We use the grand canonical Monte Carlo method to study the nature of wetting the grand canonical Monte Carlo method of statistical mechanics to compute the nature of wetting transitions

Curtarolo, Stefano

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High-throughput imaging of heterogeneous cell organelles with an X-ray laser  

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Preprocessed detector images that were used for the paper "High-throughput imaging of heterogeneous cell organelles with an X-ray laser". The CXI file contains the entire recorded data - including both hits and blanks. It also includes down-sampled images and LCLS machine parameters. Additionally, the Cheetah configuration file is attached that was used to create the pre-processed data.

Hantke, Max, F.

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Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Parallel Applications Running on Heterogeneous Clusters  

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in the nearest future. The new data center capacity projected for 2005 would require approximately 40TWh ($4B (ICPP), Sept. 2007. #12;2 energy by judiciously duplicating communication- intensive tasks. More1 Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Parallel Applications Running on Heterogeneous Clusters Ziliang

Qin, Xiao

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STUDY OF CLOUD LIFETIME EFFECTS USING THE SGP HETEROGENEOUS DISTRIBUTED RADAR NETWORK: PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS  

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STUDY OF CLOUD LIFETIME EFFECTS USING THE SGP HETEROGENEOUS DISTRIBUTED RADAR NETWORK: PRELIMINARY-dimensional morphology and life cycle of clouds. Detailing key cloud processes as they transit from the formation stage to precipitation onset and cloud dissipation is critical towards establishing uncertainties in climate models

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A Holonic Control Architecture for a Heterogeneous Multi-Objective Smart Micro-Grid  

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A Holonic Control Architecture for a Heterogeneous Multi-Objective Smart Micro-Grid Sylvain Frey proposes a holonic control architecture to help meet these requirements. We show how this architecture can holonic controller can manage a grid simulator in several scenarios. Obtained results support our belief

Diaconescu, Ada

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Techniques for mapping tasks to machines in heterogeneous computing systems q  

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resources. As machine architectures become more advanced to obtain higher peak performance, only a fractionTechniques for mapping tasks to machines in heterogeneous computing systems q Howard Jay Siegel *, Shoukat Ali School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Laser pulse control of ultrafast heterogeneous electron transfer: A computational study  

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Laser pulse control of ultrafast heterogeneous electron transfer: A computational study Luxia Wang on ultrafast HET given in Refs. 14­16. In the following we will focus on the case where a tailored laser pulse, Germany Received 31 March 2004; accepted 30 July 2004 Laser pulse control of the photoinduced 90 fs charge

Röder, Beate

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Quantifying Road User Costs with Heterogeneous Value of Motorists' Travel Time  

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to which these factors affect value of time. The major objective of this research is to develop and validate a model that predicts value of time heterogeneously. The data were collected to cover 20 major cities in California. The state of California...

Tiwari, Shashank

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absorption Spectra Related to Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Reactions: The Perylene TiO2 System  

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Absorption Spectra Related to Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Reactions: The Perylene TiO2 System Form: March 16, 2005 Linear absorption spectra of dye-semiconductor systems (perylene attached displaying line broadenings follow the qualitative trend obtained from transient absorption spectra. I

Röder, Beate

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Absorption and scattering images of heterogeneous scattering media can be simultaneously reconstructed  

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Absorption and scattering images of heterogeneous scattering media can be simultaneously designed phantom experimental study aimed to provide solid evidence that both absorption and scattering the important absorption­scattering cross-talk issue. In this regard, we develop a simple normalizing scheme

Khan, Taufiquar R.

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Intra-tumor heterogeneity on baseline 18 F-FDG PET images  

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1 Intra-tumor heterogeneity on baseline 18 F-FDG PET images characterized by textural features 4. INSERM, U613, Faculty of Medicine, Brest F-29200, France Keywords: 18 F-FDG PET, esophageal(0)298018124 Email: florent.tixier@etudiant.univ-brest.fr Short running title: PET texture analysis predicts response

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Chemical Sinks of Organic Aerosol: Kinetics and Products of the Heterogeneous Oxidation of Erythritol and Levoglucosan  

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The heterogeneous oxidation of pure erythritol (C[subscript 4]H[subscript 10]O[subscript 4]) and levoglucosan (C[subscript 6]H[subscript 10]O[subscript 5]) particles was studied in order to evaluate the effects of atmospheric ...

Kessler, Sean Herbert

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SLA-Based Resource Provisioning for Heterogeneous Workloads in a Virtualized Cloud  

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SLA-Based Resource Provisioning for Heterogeneous Workloads in a Virtualized Cloud Datacenter applications with different performance re- quirements. Currently, cloud datacenter providers either do. In this paper, we tackle the resource allocation problem within a datacenter that runs different type

Buyya, Rajkumar

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Characterizing Application Memory Error Vulnerability to Optimize Datacenter Cost via Heterogeneous-Reliability Memory  

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Characterizing Application Memory Error Vulnerability to Optimize Datacenter Cost via Heterogeneous--Memory devices represent a key component of datacenter total cost of ownership (TCO), and techniques used, we make three main con- tributions to enable highly-reliable servers at low datacenter cost. First

Mutlu, Onur

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SLA-based virtual machine management for heterogeneous workloads in a cloud datacenter  

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SLA-based virtual machine management for heterogeneous workloads in a cloud datacenter Saurabh it does not guarantee application performance. Thus, currently cloud datacenter providers either do of datacenter resources. In this paper, we tackle the resource allocation problem within a datacenter that runs

Melbourne, University of

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LuaAV: Extensibility and Heterogeneity for Audiovisual Graham WAKEFIELD and Wesley SMITH and Charles ROBERTS  

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LuaAV: Extensibility and Heterogeneity for Audiovisual Computing Graham WAKEFIELD and Wesley SMITH and Charles ROBERTS Media Arts and Technology, University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93110 providing the flexibility and temporal accuracy demanded by interactive audio-visual media. Code generation

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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Solving Energy-Latency Dilemma: Task Allocation for Parallel Applications in Heterogeneous Embedded Systems  

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Solving Energy-Latency Dilemma: Task Allocation for Parallel Applications in Heterogeneous Embedded Systems 1. Introduction Parallel applications with energy and low-latency constraints are emerging monitoring. However, conventional energy-driven task allocation schemes for a cluster of embedded nodes only

Xie, Tao

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Simulation of diffusion and trapping in digitized heterogeneous media David A. Coke@ and Salvatore Torquatob)  

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Simulation of diffusion and trapping in digitized heterogeneous media David A. Coke@ and Salvatore of a Brownian particle diffusing among a, digitized lattice-based domain of traps. Following the first, the inverse of the trapping rate, is obtained for a variety of configurations involving digitized spheres

Torquato, Salvatore

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Fluorescence Behavioral Imaging (FBI) Tracks Identity in Heterogeneous Groups of Drosophila  

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Fluorescence Behavioral Imaging (FBI) Tracks Identity in Heterogeneous Groups of Drosophila Pavan describe Fluorescence Behavioral Imaging (FBI), a toolkit that uses transgenic fluorescence to discriminate-source software for automated, high-accuracy determination of genetic identity. Using FBI, we measure courtship

Floreano, Dario

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A one-dimensional model of vertical gas plume migration through a heterogeneous porous medium  

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A one-dimensional model of vertical gas plume migration through a heterogeneous porous medium and consequent global warming. Ideally, the injected greenhouse gas stays in the injection zone for a geologic or inadvertently created conduits in the cap rock may result in a gas leakage from primary storage. Even

Patzek, Tadeusz W.

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Mapping of Subtasks with Multiple Versions in a Heterogeneous Ad Hoc Grid Environment  

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Mapping of Subtasks with Multiple Versions in a Heterogeneous Ad Hoc Grid Environment Sameer Shivle. Index Terms-- ad hoc grid, communication scheduling, mapping, resource allocation, task scheduling. 1 in the ad hoc grid. It is also assumed that a static mapping that maps the subtasks to these M machines

Maciejewski, Anthony A.

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NETWORKS AND HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA Website: http://aimSciences.org c American Institute of Mathematical Sciences  

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NETWORKS AND HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA Website: http://aimSciences.org c American Institute. Only a local micro-phase separation occurs: micro-domains rich in A and B emerge. These micro-monomers appear. This phenomenon is known as micro-phase separation. For a further analysis of the scaling

Niethammer, Barbara

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Kinetic Limit of Heterogeneous Melting in Metals Dmitriy S. Ivanov* and Leonid V. Zhigilei  

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3% of the room temperature speed of sound in the crystal, suggesting a limited contribution of heterogeneous melting remains poor. In particular, in the absence of more reliable estimates, the speed of sound, have been focused on the regime of relatively low overheatings of the liquid-crystal interface above

Zhigilei, Leonid V.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE -BASED ON MIR INVESTIGATIONS IN LAKE GENEVA Spatial heterogeneity of benthic methane dynamics  

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methane dynamics in the subaquatic canyons of the Rhone River Delta (Lake Geneva) S. Sollberger · J. P Abstract Heterogeneous benthic methane (CH4) dynam- ics from river deltas with important organic matter Particle size Á Methane emission Á Methane production Introduction Atmospheric methane (CH4) concentration

Wehrli, Bernhard

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Numerical modeling of wave propagation in random anisotropic heterogeneous elastic media  

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Numerical modeling of wave propagation in random anisotropic heterogeneous elastic media Q.-A. Ta numerical experiments that were performed on wave propagation in a randomly generated anisotropic used for the propagation of waves in geophysical media are not compatible with the surface recordings

Boyer, Edmond

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The role of heterogeneities and intercellular coupling in wave propagation in cardiac tissue  

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The role of heterogeneities and intercellular coupling in wave propagation in cardiac tissue propagation without breakup, plane wave breakup into spiral waves and plane wave block. In the theoretical with the propagation of an electrical wave through the cardiac tissue in a coordinated manner. The wave of activity

Glass, Leon

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Average crack front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium  

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Average crack front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium relaxation tests, exploring subcritical to critical regimes. Transparency of the material (PMMA) allows kinetic crack propagation is usually referred to as sub-critical crack growth or sub- critical regime

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Fast Neighbor Discovery with Lightweight Termination Detection in Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Networks  

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the congestion within the frequency spectrum. A cognitive radio transceiver can operate over a wide range of the spectrum that the CR node can operate on may be allocated to licensed users who are known as primary usersFast Neighbor Discovery with Lightweight Termination Detection in Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio

Mittal, Neeraj

440

River restoration, habitat heterogeneity and biodiversity: a failure of theory or practice?  

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heterogeneity (HH) promotes restoration of biodiversity. This paradigm is reflected in stream restoration in streams that were not in need of restoration. 3. We found habitat and macroinvertebrate data for 78 independent stream or river restoration projects described by 18 different author groups in which invertebrate

Palmer, Margaret A.

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Adaptive Control of Heterogeneous Marine Sensor Platforms in an Autonomous Sensor Network  

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" other underwater objects. The two vehicles work together to track and classify underwater objects Classify Track Unknown Object Fig. 1. Two heterogeneous unmanned marine vehicles are in operation together of transitory phenomenon over a wide area. A distributed network of small, inexpensive vehicles

Schmidt, Henrik

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Mission Planning and Monitoring for Heterogeneous  

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developing and executing mission plans for a small team of underwater and aerial unmanned vehicles for Heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicle Teams: A Human-Centered Perspective Ryan M. Kilgore* and Karen A. Harper Charles in nature, with vehicles from multiple domains--aerial, underwater, and land--working in collaborative teams

Cummings, Mary "Missy"

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On the critical salt concentrations for particle detachment in homogeneous sand and heterogeneous Hanford sediments  

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Hanford sediments Theresa Blumea,b , Noam Weisbrodc,*, John S. Selkera a Department of Bioengineering) mineralogically heterogeneous sediment, taken from the Hanford formation in southeast Washington. Stepwise the amount of particles released and the CSC were an order of magnitude higher for the Hanford sediment than

Selker, John

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On the critical salt concentrations for particle detachment in homogeneous sand and heterogeneous Hanford sediments  

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Hanford sediments Abstract One of the mechanisms for sudden particle release is a decrease in groundwater and (b) mineralogically heterogeneous sediment, taken from the Hanford formation in southeast Washington the amount of particles released and the CSC were an order of magnitude higher for the Hanford sediment than

Weisbrod, Noam

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Characterization of Throughfall Heterogeneity in a Tropical Pre-Montane Could Forest in Costa Rica  

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THROUGHFALL HETEROGENEITY IN A TROPICAL PRE-MONTANE CLOUD FOREST IN COSTA RICA An Undergraduate Research Scholars Thesis by AMELIE CECILE BERGER Submitted to Honors and Undergraduate Research Texas A... .......................................................................................................4 Tropical forest hydrology ........................................................................................7 Study site: watershed near San Isidro, Costa Rica .................................................13 Quantification...

Berger, Amelie Cecile

2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Texture analysis of silicon with an heterogeneous morphology used for the photovoltaic conversion by neutron diffraction  

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603 Texture analysis of silicon with an heterogeneous morphology used for the photovoltaic.10F - 61.14F 1. Introduction. In order to lower the production cost of solar cells, the Research perpendicularly to growth axis, which led to photovoltaic efficiency q ~ 11 % under AM1 conditions, starting

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Heterogeneous PLC-RF networking for LLNs Cdric Chauvenet*,** --Bernard Tourancheau*  

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Heterogeneous PLC-RF networking for LLNs Cédric Chauvenet*,** -- Bernard Tourancheau* * CITI INSA and city automation, our view of the future building networking infrastructure places PLC as the central point. Thanks to the design of converging IPv6 networking layers, we show that merging PLC with existing

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The H-Cube Project: Hydrodynamics, Heterogeneity and Homogenization in CO2 storage modeling  

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. Audigane, BRGM, E. Mouche, CEA, S. Viseur, CEREGE, D. Guérillot, TERRA 3E And the H-CUBE team Key words-scaling processes We propose to assess the buoyant forces on the CO2 and brine vertical migration of heterogeneity field distribution on the same 3D static earth model appropriate ranking measures of the static

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Workshop on SoCs, Heterogeneous Architectures and Workloads (SHAW-3) 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  

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.g. visual computing applications) and broader (i.e. reaching the masses via smartphones and other embeddedCs and Heterogeneous devices, (c) enabling a modular architecture and design environment that improves time-to-market, Frequency, Cache, Memory - Power, Performance, Energy optimizations - SoCs, CPU/GPU, CPU/GPGPU architectures

Koppelman, David M.

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Accurate Subgrid Models for Two-Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Reservoirs  

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have a strong influence on flow and transport in oil reservoirs. In this work, a new modelAccurate Subgrid Models for Two-Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Reservoirs Yalchin R. Efendiev, SPE for the representation of subgrid terms is introduced and applied to two-phase reservoir flows. The model entails

Efendiev, Yalchin

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Building Scenarios from a Heterogeneous Alert Oliver M. Dain and Robert K. Cunningham  

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1 Building Scenarios from a Heterogeneous Alert Stream Oliver M. Dain and Robert K. Cunningham and are not necessarily endorsed by the United States Air Force. Oliver M. Dain and Robert K. Cunningham structure capable of discovering large scale coordinated at- tacks[3]. Valdes and Skinner have studied

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UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO TOPOLOGY AND HETEROGENEITY AT THE RATE-LIMITING STEP  

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UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO TOPOLOGY AND HETEROGENEITY AT THE RATE-LIMITING STEP OF THE PROTEIN FOLDING .......................................................................... 2 1.3 Physical processes in protein folding...................................................... 5 of the rate-limiting step in protein folding ...................... 11 1.4.1 Two-state mechanisms and TS

Sosnick, Tobin R.

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Application of X-ray CT for investigating fluid flow and conformance control during CO2 injection in highly heterogeneous media  

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were performed using homogeneous and heterogeneous cores and a 4th generation X-Ray CT scanner was used to visualize heterogeneity and fluid flow in the core. Porosity and saturation measurements were made during the course of the experiment...

Chakravarthy, Deepak

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Programming at the Processor-Memory-Switch Level M.R. Barbacci1y2, C.B. Weinstockl, and J.M. Wing2  

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Programming at the Processor-Memory-Switch Level M.R. Barbacci1y2, C.B. Weinstockl, and J.M. Wing2 for this new style of program- ming, and in this paper we describe their status. 1. Programming Heterogeneous

Wing, Jeannette M.

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Router-level community structure of the Internet Autonomous Systems  

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The Internet is composed of routing devices connected between them and organized into independent administrative entities: the Autonomous Systems. The existence of different types of Autonomous Systems (like large connectivity providers, Internet Service Providers or universities) together with geographical and economical constraints, turns the Internet into a complex modular and hierarchical network. This organization is reflected in many properties of the Internet topology, like its high degree of clustering and its robustness. In this work, we study the modular structure of the Internet router-level graph in order to assess to what extent the Autonomous Systems satisfy some of the known notions of community structure. We show that the modular structure of the Internet is much richer than what can be captured by the current community detection methods, which are severely affected by resolution limits and by the heterogeneity of the Autonomous Systems. Here we overcome this issue by using a multiresolution d...

Beiró, Mariano G; Alvarez-Hamelin, J Ignacio

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of interpatient heterogeneity in tumor radiosensitivity for nonsmall cell lung cancer using tumor-volume variation data  

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Purpose: In our previous work, the authors showed that a distribution of cell surviving fractionsS{sub 2} in a heterogeneous group of patients could be derived from tumor-volume variation curves during radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. In this research study, the authors show that this algorithm can be applied to other tumors, specifically in nonsmall cell lung cancer. This new application includes larger patient volumes and includes comparison of data sets obtained at independent institutions. Methods: Our analysis was based on two data sets of tumor-volume variation curves for heterogeneous groups of 17 patients treated for nonsmall cell lung cancer with conventional dose fractionation. The data sets were obtained previously at two independent institutions by using megavoltage computed tomography. Statistical distributions of cell surviving fractionsS{sub 2} and clearance half-lives of lethally damaged cells T{sub 1/2} have been reconstructed in each patient group by using a version of the two-level cell population model of tumor response and a simulated annealing algorithm. The reconstructed statistical distributions of the cell surviving fractions have been compared to the distributions measured using predictive assays in vitro. Results: Nonsmall cell lung cancer presents certain difficulties for modeling surviving fractions using tumor-volume variation curves because of relatively large fractional hypoxic volume, low gradient of tumor-volume response, and possible uncertainties due to breathing motion. Despite these difficulties, cell surviving fractionsS{sub 2} for nonsmall cell lung cancer derived from tumor-volume variation measured at different institutions have similar probability density functions (PDFs) with mean values of 0.30 and 0.43 and standard deviations of 0.13 and 0.18, respectively. The PDFs for cell surviving fractions S{sub 2} reconstructed from tumor volume variation agree with the PDF measured in vitro. Conclusions: The data obtained in this work, when taken together with the data obtained previously for head and neck cancer, suggests that the cell surviving fractionsS{sub 2} can be reconstructed from the tumor volume variation curves measured during radiotherapy with conventional fractionation. The proposed method can be used for treatment evaluation and adaptation.

Chvetsov, Alexei V., E-mail: chvetsov2@gmail.com; Schwartz, Jeffrey L.; Mayr, Nina [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, Washington 98195-6043 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, Washington 98195-6043 (United States); Yartsev, Slav [London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre, 790 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario 46A 4L6 (Canada)] [London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre, 790 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario 46A 4L6 (Canada)

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NETWORKS AND HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA doi:10.3934/nhm.2013.8.591 c American Institute of Mathematical Sciences  

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of marginal transportation analysis and projectional analysis to study the properties of optimal assignment-Kantorovich problem has also been applied to study other related economic problems, e.g., spatial firm pricing away city, it may be less expensive to first bring them to a common location and put them on a single

Xia, Qinglan

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Long-term desorption behavior of uranium and neptunium in heterogeneous volcanic tuff materials /  

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Uranium and neptunium desorption were studied in long-term laboratory experiments using four well-characterized volcanic tuff cores collected from southeast of Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The objectives of the experiments were to 1. Demonstrate a methodology aimed at characterizing distributions of sorption parameters (attributes of multiple sorption sites) that can be applied to moderately-sorbing species in heterogeneous systems to provide more realistic reactive transport parameters and a more realistic approach to modeling transport in heterogeneous systems. 2. Focus on uranium and neptunium because of their high solubility, relatively weak sorption, and high contributions to predicted dose in Yucca Mountain performance assessments. Also, uranium is a contaminant of concern at many DOE legacy sites and uranium mining sites.

Dean, Cynthia A.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous nucleation of ice on anthropogenic organic particles collected in Mexico City  

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This study reports on heterogeneous ice nucleation activity of predominantly organic (or coated with organic material) anthropogenic particles sampled within and around the polluted environment of Mexico City. The onset of heterogeneous ice nucleation was observed as a function of particle temperature (Tp), relative humidity (RH), nucleation mode, and particle chemical composition which is influenced by photochemical atmospheric aging. Particle analyses included computer controlled scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive analysis of X-rays (CCSEM/EDX) and scanning transmission X-ray microscopy with near edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (STXM/NEXAFS). In contrast to most laboratory studies employing proxies of organic aerosol, we show that anthropogenic organic particles collected in Mexico City can potentially induce ice nucleation at experimental conditions relevant to cirrus formation. The results suggest a new precedent for the potential impact of organic particles on ice cloud formation and climate.

Knopf, D.A.; Wang, B.; Laskin, A.; Moffet, R.C.; Gilles, M.K.

2010-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The performance of 3500 MWth homogeneous and heterogeneous metal fueled core designs  

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Performance parameters are calculated for a representative 3500 MWth homogeneous and a heterogeneous metal fueled reactor design. The equilibrium cycle neutronic characteristics, safety coefficients, control system requirements, and control rod worths are evaluated. The thermal-hydraulic characteristics for both configurations are also compared. The heavy metal fuel loading requirements and neutronic performance characteristics are also evaluated for the uranium startup option. 14 refs., 14 figs., 20 tabs.

Turski, R.; Yang, Shi-tien

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-dimensional heterogeneous model for a reticulated-foam photocatalytic reactor  

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A 2-D heterogeneous convection reaction model for a gas-solid lamp-in-tube annular photocatalytic reactor is presented. The catalyst (TiO{sub 2}) is supported on a reticulated-foam monolithic structure placed in the annular space between the UV lamp and the reactor wall. Mass balances for individual species are coupled through the reaction-rate expression that appears in the boundary condition at the fluid-solid interface in heterogeneous catalytic reactor models. The heterogeneous reaction rate is modeled using semiempirical Langmuir-Hinshelwood-Hougen-Watson (LHHW) kinetics with adsorption constants for various species. The local volumetric rate of energy absorption (LVREA) term in the rate expression was computed using a 3-D polychromatic radiation-field model. The overall system of nonlinear partial differential equations was solved using a combination of the Crank-Nicolson method and the globally convergent Newton-Raphson method. The apparent, average quantum yield in the LHHW kinetic rate form is the single adjustable parameter in the model. Isopropanol (IPA) was chosen as the test contaminant to conduct experimental performance measurements for model validation. Model-predicted radial and axial profiles for bulk and surface concentration reveal that the extent to which mass transport influences the operation of a photocatalytic reactor is determined largely by the local magnitude of the LVREA. Similitude in the scale-up of an annular lamp-in-tube heterogeneous photocatalytic reactor is achieved only when the dimensionless radial radiation profile, as well as corresponding magnitudes of a geometric number, the Peclet number, the Stanton number, and the photocatalytic analog of the Damkoehler number, are identical.

Changrani, R.G.; Raupp, G.B.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogeneous-heterogeneous core evaluation and structural-material selection. [LMFBR  

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The safe and economic operation of an LMFBR is dependent on many diverse and in some cases conflicting design considerations. In particular, the judicious choice of a reactor core design can play a significant role in meeting safety and economic constraints. The main interest of this study is to compare the relative merits of two core concepts, homogeneous and heterogeneous, with respect to their neutronic performance.

Orechwa, Y.; Su, S.F.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements and analysis of control rod worths in large heterogeneous LMFBR cores  

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The ZPPR-13 program provides basic physics data for heterogeneous LMFBR cores of 700 MW(e) size. A number of internal blanket variations were studied and measurements of control rod worths were made in each configuration. The cores are sensitive to asymmetric perturbations and have strong interaction effects between control rods. Calculations with ENDF/B-IV data are within about 5% of experimental values but show systematic variations in accuracy of prediction with location in the core.

Collins, P.J.; Brumbach, S.B.; Carpenter, S.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 139, 121918 (2013) Combinatoric analysis of heterogeneous stochastic self-assembly  

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stochastic self-assembly Maria R. D'Orsogna,1,2 Bingyu Zhao,3 Bijan Berenji,1,2 and Tom Chou2,4 1 Department of heterogeneous nucleation and self-assembly in a closed sys- tem with a fixed total particle number M. INTRODUCTION The self-assembly of molecules and macroscopic parti- cles into larger units is a common process

Levine, Alex J.

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Bifurcation behavior in homogeneous-heterogeneous combustion. Part 1. ; Experimental results over platinum  

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Ignition, extinction, and autothermal behavior of the homogeneous and heterogeneous oxidation reactions in air of NH{sub 3}, CH{sub 4}, C{sub 3}H{sub 8}, and an equipolar NH{sub 3}/CH{sub 4} mixture over resistively heated polycrystalline platinum foils was studied in an atmospheric pressure flow reactor as a function of low rate, fuel concentration, preheat temperature, and reactor geometry. Surface temperature versus power curves were experimentally determined for different compositions in these systems, which were in turn summarized in bifurcation diagrams of surface temperature or power as a function of fuel composition. Two ignitions (heterogeneous and homogeneous), one extinction and one self-sustaining autothermal steady state, were observed for all systems except NH{sub 3}/CH{sub 4} oxidation. The heterogeneous ignition occurred around 600 {degrees} C for CH{sub 4} and 200 {degrees} C for all other systems and was weakly dependent on the fuel composition. Long transients due to carbon formation were observed in the autothermal behavior for fuel-rich compositions in the CH{sub 4} system. A second heterogeneous ignition occurred in NH{sub 3}/CH{sub 4} oxidation, which ranged from 400 {degrees} to 600 {degrees} C. Homogeneous reaction ignited at surface temperatures ranging from 1050 {degrees} C for C{sub 3}H{sub 8} oxidation to 1500 {degrees} C for CH{sub 4} and NH{sub 3} oxidation. For C{sub 3}H{sub 8} and CH{sub 4} oxidation, the flame generally left the foil, but in NH {sub 3} oxidation a stable boundary layer flame was also observed under some conditions.

Williams, W.R.; Stenzel, M.T.; Song, X.; Schmidt, L.D. (Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (US))

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Efficiency of Miscible CO2 Floods and Enhanced Prospects for CO2 Flooding Heterogeneous Reservoirs  

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The goal of this project is to improve the efficiency of miscible CO2 floods and enhance the prospects for flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. This report provides results of the second year of the three-year project that will be exploring three principles: (1) Fluid and matrix interactions (understanding the problems). (2) Conformance control/sweep efficiency (solving the problems. 3) Reservoir simulation for improved oil recovery (predicting results).

Grigg, Reid B.; Schechter, David S.

1999-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Scale-up of miscible flood processes for heterogeneous reservoirs. Second annual report  

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Progress is reported for a comprehensive investigation of the scaling behavior of gas injection processes in heterogeneous reservoirs. The interplay of phase behavior, viscous fingering, gravity segregation, capillary imbibition and drainage, and reservoir heterogeneity is examined in a series of simulations and experiments. Use of streamtube to model multiphase flow is demonstrated to be a fast and accurate approach for displacements that are dominated by reservoir heterogeneity. The streamtube technique is particularly powerful for multiphase compositional displacements because it represents the effects of phase behavior with a one-dimensional flow and represents the effects of heterogeneity through the locations of streamtubes. A new approach for fast calculations of critical tie-lines directly from criticality conditions is reported. A global triangular structure solution for four-component flow systems, whose tie-lies meet at the edge of a quaternary phase diagram or lie in planes is presented. Also demonstrated is the extension of this solution to multicomponent systems under the same assumptions. The interplay of gravity, capillary and viscous forces on final residual oil saturation is examined experimentally and theoretically. The analysis of vertical equilibrium conditions for three-phase gravity drainage shows that almost all oil can be recovered from the top part of a reservoir. The prediction of spreading and stability of thin film is performed to investigate three-phase gravity drainage mechanisms. Finally, experimental results from gravity drainage of crude oil in the presence of CO{sub 2} suggest that gravity drainage could be an efficient oil recovery process for vertically fractured reservoirs.

Orr, F.M. Jr.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous Chemistry of Individual Mineral Dust Particles with Nitric Acid. A Combined CCSEM/EDX, ESEM AND ICP-MS Study  

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The heterogeneous chemistry of individual dust particles from four authentic dust samples with gas-phase nitric acid was investigated in this study. Morphology and compositional changes of individual particles as they react with nitric acid were observed using conventional scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive analysis of X-rays (SEM/EDX) and computer controlled SEM/EDX. Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM) was utilized to investigate the hygroscopic behavior of mineral dust particles reacted with nitric acid. Differences in the reactivity of mineral dust particles from these four different dust source regions with nitric acid were observed. Mineral dust from source regions containing high levels of calcium, namely China loess dust and Saudi coastal dust, were found to react to the greatest extent.

Laskin, Alexander; Wietsma, Thomas W.; Krueger, Brenda J.; Grassian, Vicki H.

2005-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of Coupled Contaminant and Microbial Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media: Purdue Component  

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Dynamic microbial attachment/detachment occurs in subsurface systems in response to changing environmental conditions caused by contaminant movement and degradation. Understanding the environmental conditions and mechanisms by which anaerobic bacteria partition between aqueous and solid phases is a critical requirement for designing and evaluating in situ bioremediation efforts. This interdisciplinary research project, of which we report only the Purdue contribution, provides fundamental information on the attachment/detachment dynamics of bacteria in heterogeneous porous media. Fundamental results from the Purdue collaboration are: (a) development of a matched-index method for obtaining 3-D Lagrangian trajectories of microbial sized particles transporting within porous media or microflow cells, (b) application of advanced numerical methods to optimally design a microflow cell for studying anaerobic bacterial attachment/detachment phenomena, (c) development of two types of models for simulating bacterial movement and attachment/detachment in microflow cells and natural porous media, (d) application of stochastic analysis to upscale pore scale microbial attachment/detachment models to natural heterogeneous porous media, and (e) evaluation of the role nonlocality plays in microbial dynamics in heterogeneous porous media

Cushman, J.H.; Madilyn Fletcher

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Dynamics of Coupled Contaminant and Microbial Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media: Purdue Component  

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Dynamic microbial attachment/detachment occurs in subsurface systems in response to changing environmental conditions caused by contaminant movement and degradation. Understanding the environmental conditions and mechanisms by which anaerobic bacteria partition between aqueous and solid phases is a critical requirement for designing and evaluating in situ bioremediation efforts. This interdisciplinary research project, of which we report only the Purdue contribution, provides fundamental information on the attachment/detachment dynamics of bacteria in heterogeneous porous media. Fundamental results from the Purdue collaboration are: (a) development of a matched-index method for obtaining 3-D Lagrangian trajectories of microbial sized particles transporting within porous media or microflow cells, (b) application of advanced numerical methods to optimally design a microflow cell for studying anaerobic bacterial attachment/detachment phenomena, (c) development of two types of models for simulating bacterial movement and attachment/detachment in microflow cells and natural porous media, (d) application of stochastic analysis to upscale pore scale microbial attachment/detachment models to natural heterogeneous porous media, and (e) evaluation of the role nonlocality plays in microbial dynamics in heterogeneous porous media.

Cushman, J.H.

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Flow heterogeneity following global no-flow ischemia in isolated rabbit heart  

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate flow heterogeneity and impaired reflow during reperfusion following 60 min global no-flow ischemia in the isolated rabbit heart. Radiolabeled microspheres were used to measure relative flow in small left ventricular (LV) segments in five ischemia + reperfused hearts and in five non-ischemic controls. Although variable in the post-ischemic hearts, flow heterogeneity was increased relative to pre-ischemia for the whole LV (0.92 plus or minus 0.41 vs. 0.37 plus or minus 0.07, P < 0.05) as well as the subendocardium (Endo) and subepicardium (Epi) considered separately (endo: 1.28 plus or minus 0.74 vs. 0.30 plus or minus 0.09; epi: 0.69 plus or minus 0.22 vs. 0.38 plus or minus 0.08; P < 0.05 for both comparisons) during early reperfusion. There were also segments with abnormally reduced reflow. The number of segments with abnormally reduced reflow increased as flow heterogeneity increased. Abnormally reduced reflow indicates that regional ischemia can persist despite restoration of normal global flow. In addition, the relationship between regional and global flow is altered and venous outflow is derived from regions with continued perfusion and not the whole LV. These observations emphasize the need to quantify regional reflow during reperfusion following sustained no-flow ischemia in the isolated rabbit heart.

Marshall, Robert C.; Powers-Risius, Patricia; Reutter, Bryan W.; Schustz, Amy M.; Kuo, Chaincy; Huesman, Michelle K.; Huesman, Ronald H.

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

DEFLECTION OF A HETEROGENEOUS WIDE-BEAM UNDER UNIFORM PRESSURE LOAD  

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Oregon State University (OSU) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are currently collaborating on a test program which entails hydro-mechanical testing of a generic plate type fuel element, or generic test plate assembly (GTPA), for the purpose of qualitatively demonstrating mechanical integrity of uranium-molybdenum monolithic plates as compared to that of uranium aluminum dispersion, and aluminum fuel plates onset by hydraulic forces. This test program supports ongoing work conducted for/by the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) Fuels Development Program. This study’s focus supports the ongoing collaborative effort by detailing the derivation of an analytic solution for deflection of a heterogeneous plate under a uniform, distributed load in order to predict the deflection of test plates in the GTPA. The resulting analytical solutions for three specific boundary condition sets are then presented against several test cases of a homogeneous plate. In all test cases considered, the results for both homogeneous and heterogeneous plates are numerically identical to one another, demonstrating correct derivation of the heterogeneous solution. Two additional problems are presents herein that provide a representative deflection profile for the plates under consideration within the GTPA. Furthermore, qualitative observations are made about the influence of a more-rigid internal fuel-meat region and its influence on the overall deflection profile of a plate. Present work is being directed to experimentally confirm the analytical solution’s results using select materials.

T. V. Holschuh; T. K. Howard; W. R. Marcum

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Geospatial Analysis Requires a Different Way of Thinking: The Problem of Spatial Heterogeneity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Geospatial analysis is very much dominated by a Gaussian way of thinking, which assumes that things in the world can be characterized by a well-defined mean, i.e., things are more or less similar in size. However, this assumption is not always valid. In fact, many things in the world lack a well-defined mean, and therefore there are far more small things than large ones. This paper attempts to argue that geospatial analysis requires a different way of thinking - a Paretian way of thinking that underlies skewed distribution such as power laws, Pareto and lognormal distributions. I review two properties of spatial dependence and spatial heterogeneity, and point out that the notion of spatial heterogeneity in current spatial statistics is only used to characterize local variance of spatial dependence. I subsequently argue for a broad perspective on spatial heterogeneity, and suggest it be formulated as a scaling law. I further discuss the implications of Paretian thinking and the scaling law for better understan...

Jiang, Bin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Dispersion measurement as a method of quantifying geologic characterization and defining reservoir heterogeneity. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The main objective of this research project is to investigate dispersion as a method of quantifying geological characterization and defining reservoir heterogeneity in order to enhance crude oil recovery. The dispersion of flow of a reservoir rock (dispersion coefficient and dispersivity) was identified as one of the physical properties of a reservoir rock by measuring the mixing of two miscible fluids, one displacing the other in a porous medium. A rock was 100% saturated with a resident fluid and displaced by a miscible fluid of equal viscosity and equal density. Some specific experiments were performed with unequal densities. Produced fluid was analyzed by refractometer, nuclear reaction, electrical conductivity and X-ray scan. Several physical and flow characteristics were measured on the sand rock sample in order to establish correlations with the measured dispersion property. Absolute permeability, effective porosity, relative permeability, capillary pressure, the heterogeneity factor and electrical conductivity were used to better understand the flow system. Linear, transverse, 2-D and 3-D dispersions were measured and used to characterize the rock heterogeneity of the flow system. A new system of measuring dispersion was developed using a gas displacing gas system in a porous medium. An attempt was also made to determine the dispersion property of an actual reservoir from present day well log data on a producing well. 275 refs., 102 figs., 17 tabs.

Menzie, D.E.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Heterogeneous models of tubular reactors packed with ion-exchange resins: Simulation of the MTBE synthesis  

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The study of behavior of fixed-bed reactors using ion-exchange resins as catalysts was carried out by making use of a complete bidimensional heterogeneous model for the reactor, which included the resistances inside the ion-exchange resin particles, considered with a macroreticular structure. The active sites were located inside the gel phase of the resin, represented by microspheres, and on the macropores walls. The overall efficiency of such heterogeneous catalyst particles was defined by the macroeffectiveness and microeffectiveness factors accounting for the process behavior on the macropores and inside the microspheres. The synthesis of methyl tert-butyl ether, MTBE, a liquid-phase reversible exothermic reaction between methanol and isobutene, was considered as a reference case. This system was studied in the temperature range of 313--338 K, and the effect of the thermodynamic equilibrium conditions was examined. The results predicted by the complete heterogeneous model were compared with those obtained with the simple pseudohomogeneous model, which revealed higher hot spots. Moreover, a comparison between bidimensional and unidimensional models was also performed. The orthogonal collocation method was used for the discretization of the differential equations inside the catalyst particles, which were reduced from three (corresponding to the three mass balances for the three compounds, isobutene, methanol, and MTBE) to only one differential equation, by using the concept of the generalized variable.

Quinta Ferreira, R.M.; Almeida-Costa, C.A. [Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Rodrigues, A.E. [Univ. of Porto (Portugal). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Reservoir heterogeneity in Carboniferous sandstone of the Black Warrior basin. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Although oil production in the Black Warrior basin of Alabama is declining, additional oil may be produced through improved recovery strategies, such as waterflooding, chemical injection, strategic well placement, and infill drilling. High-quality characterization of reservoirs in the Black Warrior basin is necessary to utilize advanced technology to recover additional oil and to avoid premature abandonment of fields. This report documents controls on the distribution and producibility of oil from heterogeneous Carboniferous reservoirs in the Black Warrior basin of Alabama. The first part of the report summarizes the structural and depositional evolution of the Black Warrior basin and establishes the geochemical characteristics of hydrocarbon source rocks and oil in the basin. This second part characterizes facies heterogeneity and petrologic and petrophysical properties of Carter and Millerella sandstone reservoirs. This is followed by a summary of oil production in the Black Warrior basin and an evaluation of seven improved-recovery projects in Alabama. In the final part, controls on the producibility of oil from sandstone reservoirs are discussed in terms of a scale-dependent heterogeneity classification.

Kugler, R.L.; Pashin, J.C.; Carroll, R.E.; Irvin, G.D.; Moore, H.E.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Reservoir heterogeneity in carboniferous sandstone of the Black Warrior basin. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Although oil production in the Black Warrior basin of Alabama is declining, additional oil may be produced through improved recovery strategies, such as waterflooding, chemical injection, strategic well placement, and infill drilling. High-quality characterization of reservoirs in the Black Warrior basin is necessary to utilize advanced technology to recover additional oil and to avoid premature abandonment of fields. This report documents controls on the distribution and producibility of oil from heterogeneous Carboniferous reservoirs in the Black Warrior basin of Alabama. The first part of the report summarizes the structural and depositional evolution of the Black Warrior basin and establishes the geochemical characteristics of hydrocarbon source rocks and oil in the basin. This second part characterizes facies heterogeneity and petrologic and petrophysical properties of Carter and Millerella sandstone reservoirs. This is followed by a summary of oil production in the Black Warrior basin and an evaluation of seven improved-recovery projects in Alabama. In the final part, controls on the producibility of oil from sandstone reservoirs are discussed in terms of a scale-dependent heterogeneity classification.

Kugler, R.L.; Pashin, J.C.; Carroll, R.E.; Irvin, G.D.; Moore, H.E.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Critical analysis of plume containment modeling in a thin heterogeneous unconfined aquifer: application to a bulk fuel storage terminal  

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The reported hydrocarbon contamination and subsequent consultant work at a bulk fuel storage terminal has instigated the need to critically analyze modeling techniques in thin, heterogeneous, unconfined aquifers. This study provides an aquifer...

Mejia, Karl Edward

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Origin of geochemical heterogeneity in the mantle : constraints from volcanism associated with Hawaiian and Kerguelen mantle plumes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Lavas derived from long-lived mantle plumes provide important information of mantle compositions and the processes that created the geochemical heterogeneity within the mantle. Kerguelen and Hawaii are two long-lived mantle ...

Xu, Guangping

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

The Effects of Heterogeneities on Seismic Wave Propagation in the Climax Stock  

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The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty requires the ability to detect low-yield (less than 150kton) nuclear events. This kind of monitoring can only be done seismically on a regional scale (within 2000km). At this level, it is difficult to distinguish between low-yield nuclear events and non-nuclear events of similar magnitude. In order to confidently identify a nuclear event, a more detailed understanding of nuclear seismic sources is needed. In particular, it is important to know the effects of local geology on the seismic signal. This study focuses on P-wave velocity in heterogeneous granitoid. The Source Physics Experiment (SPE) is currently performing low-yield tests with chemical explosives at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). The exact test site was chosen to be in the Climax Stock, a cretaceous granodiorite and quartz-monzonite pluton located in Area 15 of the NNSS. It has been used in the past for the Hard Hat and Pile Driver nuclear tests, which provided legacy data that can be used to simulate wave propagation. The Climax Stock was originally chosen as the site of the SPE partly because of its assumed homogeneity. It has since been discovered that the area of the stock where the SPE tests are being performed contains a perched water table. In addition, the stock is known to contain an extensive network of faults, joints, and fractures, but the exact effect of these structural features on seismic wave velocity is not fully understood. The SPE tests are designed to seismically capture the explosion phenomena from the near- to the far-field transition of the seismic waveform. In the first SPE experiment, 100kg of chemical explosives were set off at a depth of 55m. The blast was recorded with an array of sensors and diagnostics, including accelerometers, geophones, rotational sensors, short-period and broadband seismic sensors, Continuous Reflectometry for Radius vs. Time Experiment, Time of Arrival, Velocity of Detonation, and infrasound sensors. The focus of this study is two-fold: (1) the geophone array that was focused over the SPE shot and (2) a high-resolution seismic profile that was recently acquired at the field site. The geophone array was placed radially around the SPE shot in five directions with 100m spacing and out to a distance of 2 km. The high-resolution profile was about 475m in length with station and shot spacing of 5m using a 7000lb mini-vibe as a source. In both data sets, the first arrivals will be used to develop velocity models. For the geophone array, 1-D P-wave velocity models will be developed to determine an average apparent velocity of the Climax Stock. The high-resolution data will be used to develop a 2-D P-wave velocity model along the seismic profile. This is in an effort to elucidate the water table in more detail and provide additional information on the near-surface structure. These results will be used in the overall modeling effort to fully characterize the test bed and develop a physics-based model to simulate seismic energy from the SPE events.

Hagan Webb, C., Snelson, C. M., White, R., Emmitt, R., Barker, D., Abbott, R., Bonal, N.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Sea Level Rise Media Release  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Sea Level Rise Media Release Coverage Report 07/06/2009 Melting Ice Could Lead to Massive Waves 06/11/2009 Rising sea levels could see U.S. Atlantic coast cities make hard choices; Where to let Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel, The 06/08/2009 Rapid rise in sea levels on East Coast predicted Pittsburgh

Hu, Aixue

482

A generalized 2D pencil beam scaling algorithm for proton dose calculation in heterogeneous slab geometries  

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Purpose: Pencil beam algorithms are commonly used for proton therapy dose calculations. Szymanowski and Oelfke ['Two-dimensional pencil beam scaling: An improved proton dose algorithm for heterogeneous media,' Phys. Med. Biol. 47, 3313-3330 (2002)] developed a two-dimensional (2D) scaling algorithm which accurately models the radial pencil beam width as a function of depth in heterogeneous slab geometries using a scaled expression for the radial kernel width in water as a function of depth and kinetic energy. However, an assumption made in the derivation of the technique limits its range of validity to cases where the input expression for the radial kernel width in water is derived from a local scattering power model. The goal of this work is to derive a generalized form of 2D pencil beam scaling that is independent of the scattering power model and appropriate for use with any expression for the radial kernel width in water as a function of depth. Methods: Using Fermi-Eyges transport theory, the authors derive an expression for the radial pencil beam width in heterogeneous slab geometries which is independent of the proton scattering power and related quantities. The authors then perform test calculations in homogeneous and heterogeneous slab phantoms using both the original 2D scaling model and the new model with expressions for the radial kernel width in water computed from both local and nonlocal scattering power models, as well as a nonlocal parameterization of Moliere scattering theory. In addition to kernel width calculations, dose calculations are also performed for a narrow Gaussian proton beam. Results: Pencil beam width calculations indicate that both 2D scaling formalisms perform well when the radial kernel width in water is derived from a local scattering power model. Computing the radial kernel width from a nonlocal scattering model results in the local 2D scaling formula under-predicting the pencil beam width by as much as 1.4 mm (21%) at the depth of the Bragg peak for a 220 MeV proton beam in homogeneous water. This translates into a 32% dose discrepancy for a 5 mm Gaussian proton beam. Similar trends were observed for calculations made in heterogeneous slab phantoms where it was also noted that errors tend to increase with greater beam penetration. The generalized 2D scaling model performs well in all situations, with a maximum dose error of 0.3% at the Bragg peak in a heterogeneous phantom containing 3 cm of hard bone. Conclusions: The authors have derived a generalized form of 2D pencil beam scaling which is independent of the proton scattering power model and robust to the functional form of the radial kernel width in water used for the calculations. Sample calculations made with this model show excellent agreement with expected values in both homogeneous water and heterogeneous phantoms.

Westerly, David C. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045 (United States); Mo Xiaohu; DeLuca, Paul M. Jr. [Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States); Tome, Wolfgang A. [Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 and Institute of Onco-Physics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Division of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10461 (United States); Mackie, Thomas R. [Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 and Department of Human Oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 (United States)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

483

Specified assurance level sampling procedure  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In the nuclear industry design specifications for certain quality characteristics require that the final product be inspected by a sampling plan which can demonstrate product conformance to stated assurance levels. The Specified Assurance Level (SAL) Sampling Procedure has been developed to permit the direct selection of attribute sampling plans which can meet commonly used assurance levels. The SAL procedure contains sampling plans which yield the minimum sample size at stated assurance levels. The SAL procedure also provides sampling plans with acceptance numbers ranging from 0 to 10, thus, making available to the user a wide choice of plans all designed to comply with a stated assurance level.

Willner, O.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Scale-up of miscible flood processes for heterogeneous reservoirs. Final report  

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Results of a wide-ranging investigation of the scaling of gas injection processes are reported. The research examines how the physical mechanisms at work during a gas injection project interact to determine process performance. In particular, the authors examine: the interactions of equilibrium phase behavior and two-phase flow that determine local displacement efficiency and minimum miscibility pressure, the combined effects of viscous fingering, gravity segregation and heterogeneity that control sweep efficiency in 2- and 3-dimensional porous media, the use of streamtube/streamline methods to create very efficient simulation technique for multiphase compositional displacements, the scaling of viscous, capillary and gravity forces for heterogeneous reservoirs, and the effects of the thin films and spreading behavior on three-phase flow. The following key results are documented: rigorous procedures for determination of minimum miscibility pressure (MMP) or minimum miscibility enrichment (MME) for miscibility have been developed for multicomponent systems; the complex dependence of MMP`s for nitrogen/methane floods on oil and injection gas composition observed experimentally is explained for the first time; the presence of layer-like heterogeneities strongly influences the interplay of gravity segregation and viscous fingering, as viscous fingers adapt to preferential flow paths and low permeability layers restrict vertical flow; streamtube/streamline simulation techniques are demonstrated for a variety of injection processes in 2 and 3 dimensions; quantitative scaling estimates for the transitions from capillary-dominated to gravity-dominated to viscous-dominated flows are reported; experimental results are given that demonstrate that high pressure CO{sub 2} can be used to generate low IFT gravity drainage in fractured reservoirs if fractures are suitably connected; and the effect of wetting and spreading behavior on three-phase flow is described. 209 refs.

Orr, F.M. Jr.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Measuring and predicting reservoir heterogeneity in complex deposystems: The fluvial-deltaic Big Injun sandstone in West Virginia  

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The purpose of this research is to develop techniques to measure and predict heterogeneities in oil reservoirs that are the products of complex deposystems. The unit chosen for study is the Lower Mississippian Big Injun sandstone, a prolific oil producer (nearly 60 fields) in West Virginia. This research effort has been designed and is being implemented as an integrated effort involving stratigraphy, structural geology, petrology, seismic study, petroleum engineering, modeling and geostatistics. Sandstone bodies are being mapped within their regional depositional systems, and then sandstone bodies are being classified in a scheme of relative heterogeneity to determine heterogeneity across depositional systems. Facies changes are being mapped within given reservoirs, and the environments of deposition responsible for each facies are being interpreted to predict the inherent relative heterogeneity of each facies. Structural variations will be correlated both with production, where the availability of production data will permit, and with variations in geologic and engineering parameters that affect production. A reliable seismic model of the Big Injun reservoirs in Granny Creek field is being developed to help interpret physical heterogeneity in that field. Pore types are being described and related to permeability, fluid flow and diagenesis, and petrographic data are being integrated with facies and depositional environments to develop a technique to use diagenesis as a predictive tool in future reservoir development. Another objective in the Big Injun study is to determine the effect of heterogeneity on fluid flow and efficient hydrocarbon recovery in order to improve reservoir management. Graphical methods will be applied to Big Injun production data and new geostatistical methods will be developed to detect regional trends in heterogeneity.

Patchen, D.G.; Hohn, M.E.; Aminian, K.; Donaldson, A.; Shumaker, R.; Wilson, T.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Learning in MNCs: How subsidiary managers do (and do not) create global solutions  

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contribute to organizational learning in distributed organizations? This qualitative study uses a micro by unraveling micro-level processes that have largely been neglected by the organizational learning and MNC these dispersed and heterogeneous knowledge pockets for firm wide organizational learning. In this respect

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

487

Heterogeneous catalyst for the production of ethylidene diacetate from acetic anhydride  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates to a process for producing ethylidene diacetate by the reaction of acetic anhydride, acetic acid, hydrogen and carbon monoxide at elevated temperatures and pressures in the presence of an alkyl halide and a heterogeneous, bifunctional catalyst that is stable to hydrogenation and comprises an insoluble polymer having pendant quaternized heteroatoms, some of which heteroatoms are ionically bonded to anionic Group VIII metal complexes, the remainder of the heteroatoms being bonded to iodide. In contrast to prior art processes, no accelerator (promoter) is necessary to achieve the catalytic reaction and the products are easily separated from the catalyst by filtration. The catalyst can be recycled without loss in activity.

Ramprasad, Dorai (Allentown, PA); Waller, Francis Joseph (Allentown, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Heterogeneous catalyst for the production of ethylidene diacetate from acetic anhydride  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates to a process for producing ethylidene diacetate by the reaction of acetic anhydride, acetic acid, hydrogen and carbon monoxide at elevated temperatures and pressures in the presence of an alkyl halide and a heterogeneous, bifunctional catalyst that is stable to hydrogenation and comprises an insoluble polymer having pendant quaternized heteroatoms, some of which heteroatoms are ionically bonded to anionic Group VIII metal complexes, the remainder of the heteroatoms being bonded to iodide. In contrast to prior art processes, no accelerator (promoter) is necessary to achieve the catalytic reaction and the products are easily separated from the catalyst by filtration. The catalyst can be recycled without loss in activity.

Ramprasad, D.; Waller, F.J.

1998-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

489

Nanolithographic Fabrication and Heterogeneous Reaction Studies ofTwo-Dimensional Platinum Model Catalyst Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In order to better understand the fundamental components that govern catalytic activity, two-dimensional model platinum nanocatalyst arrays have been designed and fabricated. These catalysts arrays are meant to model the interplay of the metal and support important to industrial heterogeneous catalytic reactions. Photolithography and sub-lithographic techniques such as electron beam lithography, size reduction lithography and nanoimprint lithography have been employed to create these platinum nanoarrays. Both in-situ and ex-situ surface science techniques and catalytic reaction measurements were used to correlate the structural parameters of the system to catalytic activity.

Contreras, A.M.

2006-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

490

A biaxial apparatus for the study of heterogeneous and intermittent strains in granular materials  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present an experimental apparatus specifically designed to investigate the precursors of failure in granular materials. A sample of granular material is placed between a latex membrane and a glass plate. A confining effective pressure is applied by applying vacuum to the sample. Displacement-controlled compression is applied in the vertical direction, while the specimen deforms in plane strain. A Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy visualization setup gives access to the measurement of deformations near the glass plate. After describing the different parts of this experimental setup, we present a demonstration experiment where extremely small (of order $10^{-5}$) heterogeneous strains are measured during the loading process.

Antoine Le Bouil; Axelle Amon; Jean-Christophe Sangleboeuf; Hervé Orain; Pierre Bésuelle; Gioacchino Viggiani; Patrick Chasle; Jérôme Crassous

2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

491

Heterogeneous perturbation of fluid density and solid elastic strain in consolidating porous media  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The occurrence of heterogeneous perturbations of fluid mass density and solid elastic strain of a porous continuum, as a consequence of its undrained response is a very important topic in theoretical and applied poromechanics. The classical Mandel--Cryer effect provides an explanation of fluid overpressure in the central region of a porous sample, immediately after the application of the loading. However this effect fades away when the fluid leaks out of the porous network. Here this problem is studied within the framework of a second gradient theory and a thorough description of the static and the dynamics of the phenomenon is given.

P. Artale Harris; E. N. M. Cirillo; G. Sciarra

2014-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

492

Peeling back the layers: a molecular dynamics investigation into heterogeneous ice nucleation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Coarse grained molecular dynamics simulations are presented in which the sensitivity of the ice nucleation rate to the hydrophilicity of a graphene nanoflake is investigated. We find that an optimal interaction strength for promoting ice nucleation exists, which coincides with that found previously for an FCC (111) surface. We further investigate the role that the layering of interfacial water plays in heterogeneous ice nucleation, and demonstrate that the extent of layering is not a good indicator of ice nucleating ability for all surfaces. Our results suggest that to be an efficient ice nucleating agent, a surface should not bind water too strongly if it is able to accommodate high coverages of water.

Cox, Stephen J; Slater, Ben; Michaelides, Angelos

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Geometric Multigrid Methods for Flow Problems in Highly Heterogeneous Porous Media  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

GEOMETRIC MULTIGRID METHODS FOR FLOW PROBLEMS IN HIGHLY HETEROGENEOUS POROUS MEDIA A Dissertation by YOULI MAO Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... to the professors and staff of the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University. Additionally, I would like to thank Dr. Paulo Lima-Filho and Dr. Peter Howard, who were graduate advisors during my graduate career. I also wish to thank Ms. Monique Stewart...

Mao, Youli

2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

494

Transition-phase calculation of a large, heterogeneous-core LMFBR. [SIMMER-II calculations  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A mechanistic calculation of a complete transition-phase sequence for a large heterogeneous core LMFBR has been performed using SIMMER-II. Recriticalities occurred as the disruption progressed through a series of different subphases. The number and severity of recriticalities was directly related to the timing and scale of fuel removal and coherence of material motion. The energetics associated with transition-phase are not yet resolved but the understanding of the characteristics of disruption and the effects of uncertainties has been extended significantly.

Luck, L.B.; Bell, C.R.; Asprey, M.W.; DeVault, G.P.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

CO[sub 2] flow patterns under multiphase flow: Heterogeneous field-scale conditions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A finite-difference, equation-of-state (EOS), compositional simulator has been used to study CO[sub 2] flooding. First, unstable first-contact-miscible (FCM) displacements were simulated with a fine mesh to investigate the transition from gravity override to viscous fingering. Next, a direct comparison was made for FCM and multiple-contact-miscible (MCM) displacements under the same conditions to investigate effects of phase behavior on the growth of viscous fingers. Then, the effects of gravity, physical dispersion, capillary pressure, phase behavior, and heterogeneity were combined and simulated for CO[sub 2] flooding on a field scale with stochastic permeability fields.

Chang, Y.B.; Lim, M.T.; Pope, G.A.; Sepehrnoori, K. (Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

ALIGNMENT, LEVELING AND DEPLOYMENT CONSTRAINTS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Crew Deployment Description Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE) Crew Deployment and Alignment Central Station Antenna Crew Deployment Description Leveling, Alignment, and Pointing Radioisotope

Rathbun, Julie A.

497

Evaluations of average level spacings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The average level spacing for highly excited nuclei is a key parameter in cross section formulas based on statistical nuclear models, and also plays an important role in determining many physics quantities. Various methods to evaluate average level spacings are reviewed. Because of the finite experimental resolution, to detect a complete sequence of levels without mixing other parities is extremely difficult, if not totally impossible. Most methods derive the average level spacings by applying a fit, with different degrees of generality, to the truncated Porter-Thomas distribution for reduced neutron widths. A method that tests both distributions of level widths and positions is discussed extensivey with an example of /sup 168/Er data. 19 figures, 2 tables.

Liou, H.I.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

A Self-Consistent Approach for Calculating the Effective Hydraulic Conductivity of a Bimodal, Heterogeneous Medium  

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In this paper, we consider an approach for estimating the effective hydraulic conductivity of a 3D medium with a binary distribution of local hydraulic conductivities. The medium heterogeneity is represented by a combination of matrix medium conductivity with spatially distributed sets of inclusions. Estimation of effective conductivity is based on a self-consistent approach introduced by Shvidler (1985). The tensor of effective hydraulic conductivity is calculated numerically by using a simple system of equations for the main diagonal elements. Verification of the method is done by comparison with theoretical results for special cases and numerical results of Desbarats (1987) and our own numerical modeling. The method was applied to estimating the effective hydraulic conductivity of a 2D and 3D fractured porous medium. The medium heterogeneity is represented by a combination of matrix conductivity and a spatially distributed set of highly conductive fractures. The tensor of effective hydraulic conductivity is calculated for parallel- and random-oriented sets of fractures. The obtained effective conductivity values coincide with Romm's (1966) and Snow's (1969) theories for infinite fracture length. These values are also physically acceptable for the sparsely-fractured-medium case with low fracture spatial density and finite fracture length. Verification of the effective hydraulic conductivity obtained for a fractured porous medium is done by comparison with our own numerical modeling for a 3D case and with Malkovsky and Pek's (1995) results for a 2D case.

Pozdniakov, Sergey; Tsang, Chin-Fu

2004-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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An optimum approximation of n-point correlation functions of random heterogeneous material systems  

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An approximate solution for n-point correlation functions is developed in this study. In the approximate solution, weight functions are used to connect subsets of (n-1)-point correlation functions to estimate the full set of n-point correlation functions. In previous related studies, simple weight functions were introduced for the approximation of three and four-point correlation functions. In this work, the general framework of the weight functions is extended and derived to achieve optimum accuracy for approximate n-point correlation functions. Such approximation can be utilized to construct global n-point correlation functions for a system when there exist limited information about these functions in a subset of space. To verify its accuracy, the new formulation is used to approximate numerically three-point correlation functions from the set of two-point functions directly evaluated from a virtually generated isotropic heterogeneous microstructure representing a particulate composite system. Similarly, three-point functions are approximated for an anisotropic glass fiber/epoxy composite system and compared to their corresponding reference values calculated from an experimental dataset acquired by computational tomography. Results from both virtual and experimental studies confirm the accuracy of the new approximation. The new formulation can be utilized to attain a more accurate approximation to global n-point correlation functions for heterogeneous material systems with a hierarchy of length scales.

Baniassadi, M., E-mail: m.baniassadi@ut.ac.ir [School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155-4563, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); University of Strasbourg, ICube/CNRS, 2 Rue Boussingault, 67000 Strasbourg (France); Safdari, M.; Geubelle, P. H. [Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Illinois, 104 S Wright St., Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)] [Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Illinois, 104 S Wright St., Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Garmestani, H. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 771 Ferst Drive N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245 (United States)] [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 771 Ferst Drive N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245 (United States); Ahzi, S. [University of Strasbourg, ICube/CNRS, 2 Rue Boussingault, 67000 Strasbourg (France) [University of Strasbourg, ICube/CNRS, 2 Rue Boussingault, 67000 Strasbourg (France); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 771 Ferst Drive N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245 (United States); Remond, Y. [University of Strasbourg, ICube/CNRS, 2 Rue Boussingault, 67000 Strasbourg (France)] [University of Strasbourg, ICube/CNRS, 2 Rue Boussingault, 67000 Strasbourg (France)

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of a heterogeneous fast breeder reactor core with improved behavior during unprotected transients  

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Innovative Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors (SFRs) are currently being investigated by CEA, AREVA and EDF in the framework of a joint French collaboration, and the construction of a GEN IV prototype, ASTRID (Advanced Sodium Technical Reactor for Industrial Demonstration), is scheduled in the years 2020. Significant improvements are expected so as to improve the reactor safety: the goal is to achieve a robust safety demonstration of the mastering of the consequences of a Core Disruptive Accident (CDA), whether by means of prevention or mitigation features. In this framework, an innovative design was proposed by CEA in 2010. It aims at strongly reducing the sodium void effect, thereby improving the core behavior during unprotected loss of coolant transients. This design is strongly heterogeneous and includes, amongst others, a fertile plate, a sodium plenum associated with a B{sub 4}C upper blanket and a stepwise modulation of the fissile height of the core (onwards referred to as the 'diabolo shape'). In this paper, studies which were entirely carried out at EDF are presented: the full potential of this heterogeneous concept is thoroughly investigated using the SDDS methodology. (authors)

Poumerouly, S.; Schmitt, D.; Massara, S.; Maliverney, B. [EDF R and D, 1 avenue du general de Gaulle, 92140 Clamart (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z