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  1. Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems

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    Cochran, J.; Miller, M.; Zinaman, O.; Milligan, M.; Arent, D.; Palmintier, B.; O'Malley, M.; Mueller, S.; Lannoye, E.; Tuohy, A.; Kujala, B.; Sommer, M.; Holttinen, H.; Kiviluoma, J.; Soonee, S. K.

    2014-05-01

    Flexibility of operation--the ability of a power system to respond to change in demand and supply--is a characteristic of all power systems. Flexibility is especially prized in twenty-first century power systems, with higher levels of grid-connected variable renewable energy (primarily, wind and solar). This paper summarizes the analytic frameworks that have emerged to measure this characteristic and distills key principles of flexibility for policy makers.

  2. 2008 Nature Publishing Group Mississippi Delta subsidence primarily

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    Törnqvist, Torbjörn E.

    © 2008 Nature Publishing Group LETTERS Mississippi Delta subsidence primarily caused by compaction online: 17 February 2008; doi:10.1038/ngeo129 Coastal subsidence causes sea-level rise, shoreline erosion of protective wetlands is considered a critical factor in the extensive flood damage. The causes of subsidence

  3. Flexible and Transparent Memory

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    KIM, SUNG MIN

    2012-01-01

    Transparent and Flexible Electronics," Nat. Nanotechnol. ,Wong and A. Salleo. , "Flexible Electronics: Materials andcompletely see- through flexible electronics and change the

  4. Flexible hydropower: boosting energy

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    Flexible hydropower: boosting energy Flexible hydropower: boosting energy New hydroelectric resource for Northern New Mexico supplies clean energy to homes, businesses and the Lab....

  5. Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-10-01

    Flexibility of operation--the ability of a power system to respond to change in demand and supply--is a characteristic of all power systems. Flexibility is especially prized in twenty-first century power systems, with higher levels of grid-connected variable renewable energy (primarily, wind and solar). Sources of flexibility exist--and can be enhanced--across all of the physical and institutional elements of the power system, including system operations and markets, demand side resources and storage; generation; and transmission networks. Accessing flexibility requires significant planning to optimize investments and ensure that both short- and long-time power system requirements are met.

  6. Participant Support Costs Participant support is often provided for awards made primarily for organized training,

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    Salama, Khaled

    Participant Support Costs Participant support is often provided for awards made primarily costs cannot be used for any other purpose and thus cannot be rebudgeted into other areas without sponsor approval. The purpose of these funds is to support the costs of individual participants

  7. Flexibility in ballpark design

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    Ressler, Kyle T. (Kyle Thomas)

    2014-01-01

    This thesis documents the potential value of using flexible design to implement Major League Ballparks (MLBP). Credible evidence suggests that most ballparks were designed to fixed specifications that do not facilitate ...

  8. How Rising Competition Among Microfinance Lenders Affects Incumbent Village Banks

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    McIntosh, Craig; de Janvry, Alain; Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    2003-01-01

    Among Microfinance Lenders Affects Incumbent Village Banksimpact of entry by competing lenders on client behavior. Wemultiple loans primarily from lenders with more individual

  9. UHF Solar Powered Active Oscillator Antenna on Low Cost Flexible Substrate for Wireless Identification Applications

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    UHF Solar Powered Active Oscillator Antenna on Low Cost Flexible Substrate for Wireless antenna using low cost flexible substrate materials is presented. Flexible amorphous silicon a-Si solar nature of the circuit and providing operational autonomy by harvesting solar power without affecting

  10. Environmental Laws Affecting Farmers and Ranchers 

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    McEowen, Roger A.

    1999-06-23

    The United States tries to handle environmental problems primarily by regulating the use of natural resources. This affects farmers and ranchers in many ways. This publication discusses the various federal regulatory approaches that have been...

  11. Flexible cryogenic conduit

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    Brindza, Paul Daniel (Yorktown, VA); Wines, Robin Renee (Norfolk, VA); Takacs, James Joseph (Hayes, VA)

    1999-01-01

    A flexible and relatively low cost cryogenic conduit is described. The flexible cryogenic conduit of the present invention comprises a first inner corrugated tube with single braided serving, a second outer corrugated tube with single braided serving concentric with the inner corrugated tube, and arranged outwardly about the periphery of the inner corrugated tube and between the inner and outer corrugated tubes: a superinsulation layer; a one half lap layer of polyester ribbon; a one half lap layer of copper ribbon; a spirally wound refrigeration tube; a second one half lap layer of copper ribbon; a second one half lap layer of polyester ribbon; a second superinsulation layer; a third one half lap layer of polyester ribbon; and a spirally wound stretchable and compressible filament.

  12. Industrial Fuel Flexibility Workshop

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    none,

    2006-09-01

    On September 28, 2006, in Washington, DC, ITP and Booz Allen Hamilton conducted a fuel flexibility workshop with attendance from various stakeholder groups. Workshop participants included representatives from the petrochemical, refining, food and beverage, steel and metals, pulp and paper, cement and glass manufacturing industries; as well as representatives from industrial boiler manufacturers, technology providers, energy and waste service providers, the federal government and national laboratories, and developers and financiers.

  13. Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-03-01

    Flexible Fuel vehicles are able to operate using more than one type of fuel. FFVs can be fueled with unleaded gasoline, E85, or any combination of the two. Today more than 7 million vehicles on U.S. highways are flexible fuel vehicles. The fact sheet discusses how E85 affects vehicle performance, the costs and benefits of using E85, and how to find E85 station locations.

  14. Little-Known Truths, Quirky Anecdotes, Seething Scandals, and Even Some Science in the History of (Primarily Achievement) Motivation

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    Weiner, B

    2013-01-01

    of (Primarily Achievement) Motivation This article examinesthe history of motivation psychology from the start of thegrowth of the science of motivation. Also, the connections

  15. ITP Chemicals: Industrial Feedstock Flexibility Workshop Results...

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    Industrial Feedstock Flexibility Workshop Results, December 2009 ITP Chemicals: Industrial Feedstock Flexibility Workshop Results, December 2009 feedstockworkshopreport.pdf More...

  16. Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability | Department of...

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    Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting...

  17. Rotating flexible drag mill

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    Pepper, W.B.

    1984-05-09

    A rotating parachute for decelerating objects travelling through atmosphere at subsonic or supersonic deployment speeds includes a circular canopy having a plurality of circumferentially arranged flexible panels projecting radially from a solid central disk. A slot extends radially between adjacent panels to the outer periphery of the canopy. Upon deployment, the solid disk diverts air radially to rapidly inflate the panels into a position of maximum diameter. Air impinging on the panels adjacent the panel slots rotates the parachute during its descent. Centrifugal force flattens the canopy into a constant maximum diameter during terminal descent for maximum drag and deceleration.

  18. Flexible composite radiation detector

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    Cooke, D. Wayne (Santa Fe, NM); Bennett, Bryan L. (Los Alamos, NM); Muenchausen, Ross E. (Los Alamos, NM); Wrobleski, Debra A. (Los Alamos, NM); Orler, Edward B. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2006-12-05

    A flexible composite scintillator was prepared by mixing fast, bright, dense rare-earth doped powdered oxyorthosilicate (such as LSO:Ce, LSO:Sm, and GSO:Ce) scintillator with a polymer binder. The binder is transparent to the scintillator emission. The composite is seamless and can be made large and in a wide variety of shapes. Importantly, the composite can be tailored to emit light in a spectral region that matches the optimum response of photomultipliers (about 400 nanometers) or photodiodes (about 600 nanometers), which maximizes the overall detector efficiency.

  19. Flexible hydropower: boosting energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformation Current HABFES OctoberEvanServices »First ObservationFast FactsEMC2Flexible

  20. Flexible ocean upwelling pipe

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    Person, Abraham (Los Alamitos, CA)

    1980-01-01

    In an ocean thermal energy conversion facility, a cold water riser pipe is releasably supported at its upper end by the hull of the floating facility. The pipe is substantially vertical and has its lower end far below the hull above the ocean floor. The pipe is defined essentially entirely of a material which has a modulus of elasticity substantially less than that of steel, e.g., high density polyethylene, so that the pipe is flexible and compliant to rather than resistant to applied bending moments. The position of the lower end of the pipe relative to the hull is stabilized by a weight suspended below the lower end of the pipe on a flexible line. The pipe, apart from the weight, is positively buoyant. If support of the upper end of the pipe is released, the pipe sinks to the ocean floor, but is not damaged as the length of the line between the pipe and the weight is sufficient to allow the buoyant pipe to come to a stop within the line length after the weight contacts the ocean floor, and thereafter to float submerged above the ocean floor while moored to the ocean floor by the weight. The upper end of the pipe, while supported by the hull, communicates to a sump in the hull in which the water level is maintained below the ambient water level. The sump volume is sufficient to keep the pipe full during heaving of the hull, thereby preventing collapse of the pipe.

  1. Industrial Feedstock Flexibility Workshop Results

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    Ozokwelu, Dickson; Margolis, Nancy; Justiniano, Mauricio; Monfort, Joe; Brueske, Sabine; Sabouni, Ridah

    2009-08-01

    This report (PDF 649 KB) summarizes the results of the 2009 Industrial Feedstock Flexibility Workshop, which took place in Atlanta, GA on August 19-20, 2009.

  2. Flexible Energy | GE Global Research

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    (Opens in new window) Flexible Fuel Solutions Offer Efficient, Reliable Energy The world of power generation is evolving at lightning speed. GE is focused on staying one step...

  3. Damped flexible seal

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    DuBois, Neil J. (Cranston, RI); Amaral, Antonio M. (Barrington, RI)

    1992-10-27

    A damped flexible seal assembly for a torpedo isolates the tailcone thereof rom vibrational energy present in the drive shaft assembly. A pair of outside flanges, each of which include an inwardly facing groove and an O-ring constrained therein, provide a watertight seal against the outer non-rotating surface of the drive shaft assembly. An inside flange includes an outwardly-facing groove and an O-ring constrained therein, and provides a watertight seal against the inner surface of the tail cone. Two cast-in-place elastomeric seals provide a watertight seal between the flanges and further provide a damping barrier between the outside flanges and the inside flanges for damping vibrational energy present in the drive shaft assembly before the energy can reach the tailcone through the seal assembly.

  4. Flexible cloth seal assembly

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    Bagepalli, B.S.; Taura, J.C.; Aksit, M.F.; Demiroglu, M.; Predmore, D.R.

    1999-06-29

    A seal assembly is described having a flexible cloth seal which includes a shim assemblage surrounded by a cloth assemblage. A first tubular end portion, such as a gas turbine combustor, includes a longitudinal axis and has smooth and spaced-apart first and second surface portions defining a notch there between which is wider at its top than at its bottom and which extends outward from the axis. The second surface portion is outside curved, and a first edge of the cloth seal is positioned in the bottom of the notch. A second tubular end portion, such as a first stage nozzle, is located near, spaced apart from, and coaxially aligned with, the first tubular end portion. The second tubular end portion has a smooth third surface portion which surrounds at least a portion of the first tubular end portion and which is contacted by the cloth seal. 7 figs.

  5. Flexible and Stretchable Electronics for Biointegrated

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    Rogers, John A.

    Flexible and Stretchable Electronics for Biointegrated Devices Dae-Hyeong Kim,1 Roozbeh Ghaffari,2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 3. FLEXIBLE AND STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved 1523-9829/12/0815-0113$20.00 Keywords electrophysiology, flexible

  6. Integration of indium phosphide based devices with flexible substrates

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    Chen, Wayne Huai

    2011-01-01

    Brandon, W. West, L. Zhou et al. , “Flexible electronics forspace applications,” Flexible Electronics, 219–230 (2004). [1.1 Conventional flexible electronics Flexible substrates

  7. Solid flexible electrochemical supercapacitor using Tobacco mosaic...

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    Solid flexible electrochemical supercapacitor using Tobacco mosaic virus nanostructures and ALD ruthenium oxide Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Solid flexible...

  8. Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics

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    Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics Advances would boost security screening systems, infrared thermal cameras,...

  9. Photocatalytic reactor with flexible supports

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    Jacoby, W.A.; Blake, D.M.

    1995-09-12

    Organic pollutants and bioaerosols in a gaseous stream are oxidized by exposure to light (e.g., UV light) in the presence of semiconductor catalyst particles or coatings supported on flexible strips suspended in the gaseous stream. 3 figs.

  10. Managerial perceptions of operational flexibility 

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    Wu, Yanzhen

    2006-08-16

    . Few descriptions of managerial real options practice exist as a basis for improvement. To address this need the current research has experiment subjects manage a simple but uncertain installation project with managerial flexibility. Subjects repeatedly...

  11. Additionally, a key based primarily on vegetative features is pro-vided for North Carolina species of Desmodium.

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    Krings, Alexander

    Additionally, a key based primarily on vegetative features is pro- vided for North Carolina species of Desmodium. METHODS The foliar morphology of North Carolina Desmodium species was critically studied based by Wilbur (1963). RESULTS and DISCUSSION North Carolina Desmodium species can be artificially categorized

  12. STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING MINOR The Minor in Structural Engineering is designed primarily for students in the College of Environmental Design to

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    Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa

    STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING MINOR GENERAL: The Minor in Structural Engineering is designed primarily with simple models (CE30) Understanding of structures and methods of analysis (CE120, CE121) Design emphasizing either architectural design or engineering. ADVISOR: The Faculty Advisor for the Structural

  13. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

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    Jenkins, Charles F. (Aiken, SC); Howard, Boyd D. (Augusta, GA)

    1998-01-01

    A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprising a flexible, hollow shaft that carries a plurality of modules, including at least one rotatable ultrasonic transducer, a motor/gear unit, and a position/signal encoder. The modules are connected by flexible knuckle joints that allow each module of the apparatus to change its relative orientation with respect to a neighboring module, while the shaft protects electrical wiring from kinking or buckling while the apparatus moves around a tight corner. The apparatus is moved through a pipe by any suitable means, including a tether or drawstring attached to the nose or tail, differential hydraulic pressure, or a pipe pig. The rotational speed of the ultrasonic transducer and the forward velocity of the apparatus are coordinated so that the beam sweeps out the entire interior surface of the pipe, enabling the operator to accurately assess the condition of the pipe wall and determine whether or not leak-prone corrosion damage is present.

  14. Adhesion Transition of Flexible Sheets

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    Arthur A. Evans; Eric Lauga

    2009-05-31

    Intermolecular forces are known to precipitate adhesion events between solid bodies. Inspired by a macro-scale experiment showing the hysteretic adhesion of a piece of flexible tape over a plastic substrate, we develop here a model of far-field dry adhesion between two flexible sheets interacting via a power-law potential. We show that phase transitions from unadhered to adhered states occur as dictated by a dimensionless bending parameter representing the ratio of interaction strength to bending stiffness. The order of the adhesion transitions, as well as their hysteretic nature, is shown to depend on the form of the interaction potential between the flexible sheets. When three or more sheets interact, additional geometrical considerations determine the hierarchical or sequential nature of the adhesion transitions.

  15. Flexible NOx Abatement from Power

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    's Integrated Global System Model. Through this integrated model, the Program seeks to: discover new quality management strategies for NOx emissions from electric generating units. Results from a modelFlexible NOx Abatement from Power Plants in the Eastern United States* Lin Sun, Mort Webster, Gary

  16. Flexibility Premium in Marketable Permits

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    Macrina, Andrea

    for emission permits should attract those regulated companies with lower marginal costs for pollution abatement with lower marginal abatement costs to exploit the consequent price difference. 4 / 27 #12;Flexibility-emitting technology, modification of the production process, technology innovation); trading emission permits (spot

  17. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

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    Jenkins, C.F.; Howard, B.D.

    1994-01-01

    Pipe crawlers, pipe inspection {open_quotes}rabbits{close_quotes} and similar vehicles are widely used for inspecting the interior surfaces of piping systems, storage tanks and process vessels for damaged or flawed structural features. This paper describes the design of a flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus.

  18. FADD Expression as a Prognosticator in Early-Stage Glottic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx Treated Primarily With Radiotherapy

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    Schrijvers, Michiel L. [Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Pattje, Wouter J. [Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Slagter-Menkema, Lorian [Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Mastik, Mirjam F.; Gibcus, Johan H. [Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Langendijk, Johannes A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Wal, Jacqueline E. van der [Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Laan, Bernard F.A.M. vn der [Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Schuuring, E., E-mail: e.schuuring@umcg.nl [Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands)

    2012-07-15

    Purpose: We recently reported on the identification of the Fas-associated death domain (FADD) as a possible driver of the chromosome 11q13 amplicon and the association between increased FADD expression and disease-specific survival in advanced-stage laryngeal carcinoma. The aim of this study was to examine whether expression of FADD and its Ser194-phosphorylated isoform (pFADD) predicts local control in patients with early-stage glottic carcinoma primarily treated with radiotherapy only. Methods and Materials: Immunohistochemical staining for FADD and pFADD was performed on pretreatment biopsy specimens of 92 patients with T1-T2 glottic squamous cell carcinoma primarily treated with radiotherapy between 1996 and 2005. Cox regression analysis was used to correlate expression levels with local control. Results: High levels of pFADD were associated with significantly better local control (hazard ratio, 2.40; 95% confidence interval, 1.04-5.55; p = 0.040). FADD overexpression showed a trend toward better local control (hazard ratio, 3.656; 95% confidence interval, 0.853-15.663; p = 0.081). Multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that high pFADD expression was the best predictor of local control after radiotherapy. Conclusions: This study showed that expression of phosphorylated FADD is a new prognostic biomarker for better local control after radiotherapy in patients with early-stage glottic carcinomas.

  19. Flexible Transmission in the Smart Grid

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    Hedman, Kory Walter

    2010-01-01

    E. B. Fisher, S. S. Oren, “Smart flexible just-in-timeISO New England Outlook: Smart Grid is About Consumers,”Flexible Transmission in the Smart Grid By Kory Walter

  20. Flexible Hardware Abstraction for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Flexible Hardware Abstraction for Wireless Sensor Networks Vlado Handziski, Joseph Polastre, Jan; Computer Science Department Berkeley, CA 94720 US Abstract-- We present a flexible Hardware Abstraction gradually adapts the capabilities of the underlying hardware plat- forms to the selected platform

  1. ULTRA BARRIER TOPSHEET (UBT) FOR FLEXIBLE PHOTOVOLTAICS

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    DeScioli, Derek

    2013-06-01

    This slide-show presents 3M photovoltaic-related products, particularly flexible components. Emphasis is on the 3M Ultra Barrier Solar Films. Topics covered include reliability and qualification testing and flexible photovoltaic encapsulation costs.

  2. Protein flexibility and dynamics using constraint theory

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    Jacobs, Donald J.

    place, consistent with these distance constraints. We also define a flexibility index that quantifies the local density of flexible or floppy modes, in terms of the dihedral angles that remain free to rotate of the flexible regions by introducing Monte Carlo changes in the free dihedral angles, subject to the distance

  3. The sedimentation of flexible filaments

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    Lei Li; Harishankar Manikantan; David Saintillan; Saverio E. Spagnolie

    2013-06-19

    The dynamics of a flexible filament sedimenting in a viscous fluid are explored analytically and numerically. Compared to the well-studied case of sedimenting rigid rods, the introduction of filament compliance is shown to cause a significant alteration in the long-time sedimentation orientation and filament geometry. A model is developed by balancing viscous, elastic, and gravitational forces in a slender-body theory for zero-Reynolds-number flows, and the filament dynamics are characterized by a dimensionless elasto-gravitation number. Filaments of both non-uniform and uniform cross-sectional thickness are considered. In the weakly flexible regime, a multiple-scale asymptotic expansion is used to obtain expressions for filament translations, rotations, and shapes. These are shown to match excellently with full numerical simulations. Furthermore, we show that trajectories of sedimenting flexible filaments, unlike their rigid counterparts, are restricted to a cloud whose envelope is determined by the elasto-gravitation number. In the highly flexible regime we show that a filament sedimenting along its long axis is susceptible to a buckling instability. A linear stability analysis provides a dispersion relation, illustrating clearly the competing effects of the compressive stress and the restoring elastic force in the buckling process. The instability travels as a wave along the filament opposite the direction of gravity as it grows and the predicted growth rates are shown to compare favorably with numerical simulations. The linear eigenmodes of the governing equation are also studied, which agree well with the finite-amplitude buckled shapes arising in simulations.

  4. Flexible ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Jenkins, C.F.; Howard, B.D.

    1998-06-23

    A flexible, modular ultrasonic pipe inspection apparatus, comprises a flexible, hollow shaft that carries a plurality of modules, including at least one rotatable ultrasonic transducer, a motor/gear unit, and a position/signal encoder. The modules are connected by flexible knuckle joints that allow each module of the apparatus to change its relative orientation with respect to a neighboring module, while the shaft protects electrical wiring from kinking or buckling while the apparatus moves around a tight corner. The apparatus is moved through a pipe by any suitable means, including a tether or drawstring attached to the nose or tail, differential hydraulic pressure, or a pipe pig. The rotational speed of the ultrasonic transducer and the forward velocity of the apparatus are coordinated so that the beam sweeps out the entire interior surface of the pipe, enabling the operator to accurately assess the condition of the pipe wall and determine whether or not leak-prone corrosion damage is present. 7 figs.

  5. Flexible Electronics Could Find Applications As Sensors, Artificial Muscles

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    Rogers, John A.

    Flexible Electronics Could Find Applications As Sensors, Artificial Muscles Science Daily -- Flexible electronic structures with the potential to bend, expand and manipulate electronic devices. In addition to a biomedical impact, flexible electronics are important for energy technology as flexible

  6. Flexible, transparent thin film transistors raise hopes for flexible

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would likeUniverse (Journal Article) |Final ReporttheHouseNew ventureFlexible Work

  7. Thermodynamics of tubelike flexible polymers

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    Thomas Vogel; Thomas Neuhaus; Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

    2009-07-17

    In this work we present the general phase behavior of short tubelike flexible polymers. The geometric thickness constraint is implemented through the concept of the global radius of curvature. We use sophisticated Monte Carlo sampling methods to simulate small bead-stick polymer models with Lennard-Jones interaction among non-bonded monomers. We analyze energetic fluctuations and structural quantities to classify conformational pseudophases. We find that the tube thickness influences the thermodynamic behavior of simple tubelike polymers significantly, i.e., for given temperature, the formation of secondary structures strongly depends on the tube thickness.

  8. Flexible network wireless transceiver and flexible network telemetry transceiver

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    Brown, Kenneth D. (Grain Valley, MO)

    2008-08-05

    A transceiver for facilitating two-way wireless communication between a baseband application and other nodes in a wireless network, wherein the transceiver provides baseband communication networking and necessary configuration and control functions along with transmitter, receiver, and antenna functions to enable the wireless communication. More specifically, the transceiver provides a long-range wireless duplex communication node or channel between the baseband application, which is associated with a mobile or fixed space, air, water, or ground vehicle or other platform, and other nodes in the wireless network or grid. The transceiver broadly comprises a communication processor; a flexible telemetry transceiver including a receiver and a transmitter; a power conversion and regulation mechanism; a diplexer; and a phased array antenna system, wherein these various components and certain subcomponents thereof may be separately enclosed and distributable relative to the other components and subcomponents.

  9. A methodology for identifying flexible design opportunities

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    Wilds, Jennifer M

    2008-01-01

    Technical and operational uncertainties dynamically change environments for engineering systems. Flexibility allows systems to continue delivering value as the uncertainty unfolds. Uncertainty can better be managed by ...

  10. ULTRATHIN FLEXIBLE CRYSTALLINE SILICON: MICROSYSTEMS ENABLED PHOTOVOLTAICS

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    ULTRATHIN FLEXIBLE CRYSTALLINE SILICON: MICROSYSTEMS ENABLED PHOTOVOLTAICS Jose L. Cruz Photovoltaics (MEPV) is a technique to create solar cells relying on tools from the microsystems and integrated

  11. Flexible interconnects for fuel cell stacks

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    Lenz, David J.; Chung, Brandon W.; Pham, Ai Quoc

    2004-11-09

    An interconnect that facilitates electrical connection and mechanical support with minimal mechanical stress for fuel cell stacks. The interconnects are flexible and provide mechanically robust fuel cell stacks with higher stack performance at lower cost. The flexible interconnects replace the prior rigid rib interconnects with flexible "fingers" or contact pads which will accommodate the imperfect flatness of the ceramic fuel cells. Also, the mechanical stress of stacked fuel cells will be smaller due to the flexibility of the fingers. The interconnects can be one-sided or double-sided.

  12. High-flexibility, noncollapsing lightweight hose

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    Williams, D.A.

    1993-04-20

    A high-flexibility, noncollapsing, lightweight, large-bore, wire-reinforced hose is inside fiber-reinforced PVC tubing that is flexible, lightweight, and abrasion resistant. It provides a strong, kink- and collapse-free conduit for moving large quantities of dangerous fluids, e.g., removing radioactive waste water or processing chemicals.

  13. High-flexibility, noncollapsing lightweight hose

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    Williams, David A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

    1993-01-01

    A high-flexibility, noncollapsing, lightweight, large-bore, wire-reinforced hose is inside fiber-reinforced PVC tubing that is flexible, lightweight, and abrasion resistant. It provides a strong, kink- and collapse-free conduit for moving large quantities of dangerous fluids, e.g., removing radioactive waste water or processing chemicals.

  14. Being Blue in Hawai‘i: Politics, Affect, and the Last Queen of Hawai‘i

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    Harvey, Bruce

    2011-01-01

    Being Blue in Hawai‘i: Politics, Affect, and the Last Queenmore primarily violated. To be blue in Hawai‘i is to be in amore subtle nuances of being blue in Hawai‘i. Yet also in

  15. Hydrocracking to achieve product flexibility

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    George, S.E. (Criterion Catalyst Co., Houston, TX (United States)); Boardman, S.R. (Criterion Catalyst Co., Fareham (United Kingdom)); Foley, R.M. (Zeolyst International, Houston, TX (United States)) (and others)

    1994-01-01

    Hydrocracking has demonstrated a broad diversity in upgrading a wide range of feedstocks ranging from atmospheric gas oil through heavy vacuum gas oil; conversion products from cat crackers and cokers; and product streams from lube plants and deasphalters. The 90's bring many challenges to the refining industry with more stringent environmental specifications on fuels and a general trend for conversion units such as hydrocrackers to process more difficult/low value feedstocks at higher throughputs. These changes are making hydrogen availability and catalyst stability a limiting factor in many refineries. There is an ever increasing incentive to develop catalyst technology to meet the challenges of the 1990's. The formation of Zeolyst International combined Shell's considerable hydrocracking catalyst technology with the zeolite powder R D and manufacturing expertise of PQ Corporation. Shell utilizes this catalyst technology in all 12 of their advised hydrocrackers world-wide, including 7 units in North America. This level of utilization exceeds the internal use of most process licensors. Criterion Catalyst Co. manufacturers and markets Zeolyst International zeolitic hydrocracking catalyst product line worldwide. This paper discusses the wide range of applications of Criterion/Zeolyst hydrocracking catalyst systems under a variety of feedstocks, operating conditions, and unit configurations with multiple product performance targets. Commercial feedback customers on the performance of Criterion/Zeolyst hydrocracking catalysts discussed in this paper demonstrates the flexibility and value added benefits of the systems.

  16. Design and Fabrication of Complex Flexible Structures and Microarchitectures

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    Design and Fabrication of Complex Flexible Structures and Microarchitectures The ability to design and fabricate complex flexible structures is becoming increasingly important using flexible structures because design tools for creating them are limited and modeling

  17. Fuel-Flexible Combustion System for Refinery and Chemical Plant...

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    Flexible Combustion System for Refinery and Chemical Plant Process Heaters - Fact Sheet 2014 Fuel-Flexible Combustion System for Refinery and Chemical Plant Process Heaters - Fact...

  18. Methods for Procuring Power System Flexibility, Greening the...

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

    interchange. METHODS FOR PROCURING POWER SYSTEM FLEXIBILITY Intraday Markets and Sub-Hourly Dispatch Wholesale energy markets can encourage flexibility by employing intraday...

  19. Development of Fuel-Flexible Combustion Systems Utilizing Opportunity...

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    Fuel-Flexible Combustion Systems Utilizing Opportunity Fuels in Gas Turbines - Fact Sheet, May 2014 Development of Fuel-Flexible Combustion Systems Utilizing Opportunity Fuels in...

  20. Flexible Distributed Energy and Water from Waste for the Food...

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    Flexible Distributed Energy and Water from Waste for the Food and Beverage Industry - Fact Sheet, 2014 Flexible Distributed Energy and Water from Waste for the Food and Beverage...

  1. Electricity for road transport, flexible power systems and wind...

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    Electricity for road transport, flexible power systems and wind power (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Electricity for road transport, flexible power...

  2. Flexible conductive polymer polarizer designed for a chemical...

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    Conference: Flexible conductive polymer polarizer designed for a chemical tag. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Flexible conductive polymer polarizer designed for a...

  3. Direct transfer of graphene onto flexible substrates

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    Araujo, Paulo Antonio Trinidade

    In this paper we explore the direct transfer via lamination of chemical vapor deposition graphene onto different flexible substrates. The transfer method investigated here is fast, simple, and does not require an intermediate ...

  4. Flexible Visual Authoring Using Operation History

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    Su, Sara

    Flexible Visual Authoring Using Operation History Sara Su Massachusetts Institute of Technology l Revisiting history Storing and retrieving state Hierarchical authoring Grouping, structure, selections #12;Operations and selections today Uses of history System activity logs, instrumentation (not our focus

  5. A flexible system for Olympic villages

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    Chung, Se-Hack

    1985-01-01

    This thesis suggests a flexible system and its systems approach in constructing Olympic Villages which are used both during and after the Games. A historical overview of ancient Olympia and modern Olympia, as well as a ...

  6. Nanocomposite Flexible Pressure Sensor for Biomedical Applications

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    Fachin, F.

    A new approach for the fabrication of flexible pressure sensors based on aligned carbon nanotubes (A-CNTs) is described in this paper. The technology is suitable for blood pressure sensors that can be attached to a stent-graft ...

  7. PRECIOS ELECTRICOS FLEXIBLES* JUAN-PABLO MONTERO**

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    Dixon, Juan

    PRECIOS ELECTRICOS FLEXIBLES* JUAN-PABLO MONTERO** HUGH RUDNICK*** ABSTRACT One of the critiques.-P. Montero, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Ingeniería Industrial, Casilla 306, Correo 22

  8. A flexible design framework for autonomous mowing

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    Kraft, Justin (Justin A.)

    2011-01-01

    This work outlines the creation of a flexible design framework for autonomous mowing to meet changing customer needs and functionality across a spectrum of applications from residential areas to sport complexes. The thesis ...

  9. Biaxially oriented film on flexible polymeric substrate

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    Finkikoglu, Alp T. (Los Alamos, NM); Matias, Vladimir (Santa Fe, NM)

    2009-10-13

    A flexible polymer-based template having a biaxially oriented film grown on the surface of a polymeric substrate. The template having the biaxially oriented film can be used for further epitaxial growth of films of interest for applications such as photovoltaic cells, light emitting diodes, and the like. Methods of forming such a flexible template and providing the polymeric substrate with a biaxially oriented film deposited thereon are also described.

  10. Regulation of flexible arms under gravity

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    De Luca, A.; Siciliano, B.

    1993-08-01

    A simple controller is presented for the regulation problem of robot arms with flexible links under gravity. It consists of a joint PD feedback plus a constant feedforward. Global asymptotic stability of the reference equilibrium state is shown under a structural assumption about link elasticity and a mild condition on the proportional gain. The result holds also in the absence of internal damping of the flexible arm. A numerical case study is presented.

  11. The Flexible-Salary Match: A Proposal to Increase the Salary Flexibility of the National Resident Matching Program

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    Crawford, Vincent P.

    2005-01-01

    The Flexible-Salary Match: A Proposalto Increase the Salary Flexibility of the National Residentincluding the associated salaries. Both students and

  12. Your company may be looking to transition existing datacenter infrastructure (primarily physical and virtualized environments) to deliver a private cloud to your business. While

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    Chaudhuri, Surajit

    Your company may be looking to transition existing datacenter infrastructure (primarily physical datacenter investments and skill sets to deliver a private cloud today. Pooling and dynamic allocation of datacenter resources. With Virtual Machine Manager, you can pool and virtualize your compute, network

  13. UCF-4.0294 Use of University Facilities; General Requirements. (1) University facilities are reserved and used primarily for the official and regular

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    and approved by a University building code official or safety officer. A sketch drawing of the display are reserved and used primarily for the official and regular conduct of the University's business interference and disruption, University officials will look to the standards of University Regulation UCF- 4

  14. Asterix is a reflectometer/diffractometer/grazing-incidence-SANS/SESAME-enabled-SANS spectrometer that is primarily used for experiments or neutron scattering

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    that is primarily used for experiments or neutron scattering techniques requiring polarized neutron beams detector arm is readily configurable for polarization or energy analysis of the scattered neutron beam be translated in the horizontal and vertical directions. Neutron detector (Spin Echo Scattering Angle

  15. Flexible shaft and roof drilling system

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    Blanz, John H. (Carlisle, MA)

    1981-01-01

    A system for drilling holes in the roof of a mine has a flexible shaft with a pair of oppositely wound, coaxial flat bands. One of the flat bands defines an inner spring that is wound right handed into a helical configuration, adjacent convolutions being in nesting relationship to one another. The other flat band defines an outer spring that is wound left handed into a helical configuration about the inner band, adjacent convolutions being nesting relationship with one another. A transition member that is configured to hold a rock bit is mounted to one end of the flexible shaft. When torque and thrust are applied to the flexible shaft by a driver, the inner spring expands outwardly and the outer spring contracts inwardly to form a relatively rigid shaft.

  16. Superconducting Cable Having A Flexible Former

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    Hughey, Raburn L. (Franklin, GA); Sinha, Uday K. (Carrollton, GA); Reece, David S. (Carrollton, GA); Muller, Albert C. (Eidson, TN)

    2005-08-30

    In order to provide a flexible oxide superconducting cable which is reduced in AC loss, tape-shaped superconducting wires covered with a stabilizing metal are wound on a flexible former. The superconducting wires are preferably laid on the former at a bending strain of not more than 0.2%. In laying on the former, a number of tape-shaped superconducting wires are laid on a core member in a side-by-side manner, to form a first layer. A prescribed number of tape-shaped superconducting wires are laid on top of the first layer in a side-by-side manner, to form a second layer. The former may be made of a metal, plastic, reinforced plastic, polymer, or a composite and provides flexibility to the superconducting wires and the cable formed therewith.

  17. FINANCIAL HEDGING OF OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY MICHAEL LUDKOVSKI

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    Ludkovski, Mike

    -dependency. Moreover, the operator is only able to imperfectly hedge her income on the futures market. Using options, stochastic income. 1 #12;FINANCIAL HEDGING OF OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY 2 1. INTRODUCTION. The manager in charge has control over the operating modes and attempts to maximize expected profit which

  18. Hardware Supported Flexible Monitoring: Early Results

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    Zhai, Antonia

    Hardware Supported Flexible Monitoring: Early Results Antonia Zhai, Guojin He, and Mats P. Monitoring of software's execution is crucial in numerous software development tasks. Current monitoring software must be studied in its pro- duction environment. To address this fundamental software engineering

  19. Flexible moldable conductive current-limiting materials

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    Shea, John Joseph (Pittsburgh, PA); Djordjevic, Miomir B. (Milwaukee, WI); Hanna, William Kingston (Pittsburgh, PA)

    2002-01-01

    A current limiting PTC device (10) has two electrodes (14) with a thin film of electric conducting polymer material (20) disposed between the electrodes, the polymer material (20) having superior flexibility and short circuit performance, where the polymer material contains short chain aliphatic diepoxide, conductive filler particles, curing agent, and, preferably, a minor amount of bisphenol A epoxy resin.

  20. Flexible Displays With Nanostructured Integrated Power

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Background and Motivation Impact of Fabrication process on Performance and Reliability. 3D Integration Fabrication Methods Transfer Printing Photolithography with LT Processing #12;Successful Implementation of Transfer Printing #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;Second Fabrication Technology For Flexible Electronics

  1. Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible

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    Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Discovery Benefits, Inc. (866) 451 for certain health care and child care expenses with pre-tax dollars. FSA's may allow you to save money of money that is withheld from your pay on a pre-tax basis. Note: Health Care Reform extends medical FSA

  2. Flexible photovoltaic technologies Qingfeng Lin,a

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    .5 Indeed, installed solar PV capacity has increased rapidly from just 1 GW in 2000 to 67 GW in 2011. In addition, a summary will be provided with perspective on the future development of flexible solar cells a pressing task to researchers all over the world. Solar energy is one of the most abundant and rene- wable

  3. Flexible hydrogel-based functional composite materials

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    2013-10-08

    A composite having a flexible hydrogel polymer formed by mixing an organic phase with an inorganic composition, the organic phase selected from the group consisting of a hydrogel monomer, a crosslinker, a radical initiator, and/or a solvent. A polymerization mixture is formed and polymerized into a desired shape and size.

  4. DEDICATION VERSUS FLEXIBILITY IN FIELD SERVICE OPERATIONS

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    Karaesmen, Fikri

    DEDICATION VERSUS FLEXIBILITY IN FIELD SERVICE OPERATIONS Fikri Karaesmen Frank Van der Duyn in contracts. Moreover, lately, there is strong pressure from clients to have a single dedicated technician who the analysis of various trade-offs between service levels and operational costs under the dedicated service

  5. Flexible Transmission in the Smart Grid

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    Hedman, Kory Walter

    2010-01-01

    inclusion of energy storage devices in the smart grid couldGrid and its Affect on Renewable Resources and Energy Storage ..Grid and its Affect on Renewable Resources and Energy Storage

  6. Enabling manufacturing flexibility issue resolution in advanced vehicle development

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    Tomlin, Grace C. (Grace Catherine)

    2008-01-01

    Manufacturing Flexibility is a broad term used to describe a metric that can be measured in many different ways. Current industry experts agree that Flexibility is one of the key measures that will help the automotive ...

  7. Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems: Practice, Strategy Supervisor #12;2 #12;Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems: Practice Traditionally, parts fabrication in the aerospace and automotive industries has been associated with a number

  8. Organism of options : a design strategy for flexible space

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    Kim, Young-Ju, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01

    The need for "flexibility" of architecture has been increasing as recent social demands are rapidly changing. However, many buildings designed in the name of flexibility are blocky, boring, and actually quite inflexible ...

  9. Design, automation, and test for low-power and reliable flexible electronics

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    Huang, TC; Huang, JL; Cheng, KT

    2015-01-01

    improvement. Flexible Photovoltaics Solar cells and solarand organic solar Flexible Photovoltaics Figure 7.9: Theof a CIGS solar cell Flexible Photovoltaics (Mo) is selected

  10. A Tunable Hemispherical Platform for Non-Stretching Curved Flexible Electronics and Optoelectronics

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    Ju, Y. Sungtaek

    2014-01-01

    Stretching Curved Flexible Electronics and Optoelectronicsin incorporating flexible electronics or optoelectronics onin so-called flexible electronics and optoelectronics for a

  11. Flexible metamaterials for wireless strain sensing Rohat Melik,1

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    Demir, Hilmi Volkan

    Flexible metamaterials for wireless strain sensing Rohat Melik,1 Emre Unal,1 Nihan Kosku Perkgoz,1; published online 4 November 2009 We proposed and demonstrated flexible metamaterial-based wireless strain. For these metamaterial sensors, we showed that a flexible substrate e.g., Kapton tape delivers greater sensitivity

  12. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MOBILE FLEXIBLE NETWORKS Merouane Debbah

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    Boyer, Edmond

    THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MOBILE FLEXIBLE NETWORKS M´erouane Debbah Alcatel-Lucent Chair.debbah@supelec.fr ABSTRACT The general framework of Mobile Flexible Networks (MFN) is to design dense self-organizing, self on Flexible Radio Supelec, 3 rue Joliot-Curie 91192 GIF SUR YVETTE CEDEX, France Email: merouane

  13. MOBILE FLEXIBLE NETWORKS: THE CHALLENGES AHEAD Merouane Debbah

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    Boyer, Edmond

    MOBILE FLEXIBLE NETWORKS: THE CHALLENGES AHEAD M´erouane Debbah (Invited Paper) Supelec, 3 rue framework of Mobile Flexible Networks is to design self-organizing secure networks where terminals and base into a telecommunication network and the car users into terminals and you will get what is known as Mobile Flexible

  14. FLUID: Improving Throughputs in Enterprise Wireless LANs through Flexible Channelization

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    Liblit, Ben

    the usefulness of flexible channels in the context of 802.11-based networks. Current 802.11 hardware can provideFLUID: Improving Throughputs in Enterprise Wireless LANs through Flexible Channelization Shravan for designing 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs) using flexible channelization -- the choice of an appropriate channel

  15. Power System Flexibility Summary of Council Staff Activities

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    of wind power to the Northwest electricity system has raised issues regarding power system flexibility and balancing its variability with flexible hydro resources. They walked through an example day where windPower System Flexibility Summary of Council Staff Activities The addition of large amounts

  16. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200602223 Inorganic Semiconductors for Flexible

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    Rogers, John A.

    DOI: 10.1002/adma.200602223 Inorganic Semiconductors for Flexible Electronics** By Yugang Sun* and John A. Rogers* 1. Introduction Electronic systems that can cover large areas on flexible substrates of applications that lie outside those easily addressed with wafer-based electron- ics. Examples include flexible

  17. Flexible Electronics New Devices on Nearly Any Type of Substrate

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    Rogers, John A.

    Flexible Electronics ­ New Devices on Nearly Any Type of Substrate by Angelika Boeer published: 2011-07-06 Flexible electronic devices ­ this is a fascinating topic and becoming more and more such as display systems, flexible and stretchable electronics, or other, no-waver-based devices. Sign up

  18. Sponsored by Nanotechnology Seminar Program Flexible and Transparent Optoelectronics

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    Fisher, Frank

    to fabricate high-performance and flexible electronics. The physics of Quantum-dots Light Emitting Diodes as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, where he was involved in research of flexible and stretchable electronicSponsored by Nanotechnology Seminar Program Flexible and Transparent Optoelectronics based

  19. Flexible procurement strategies smooth price spikes

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    Gaalaas, T. [Pace Global Energy Services LLC (United States)

    2006-12-15

    Pace Global Energy Services has been predicting for some time that the recent peaks in spot coal prices were not sustainable and this has been borne out. The latest available data on coal supply and demand fundamental suggest that spot coal prices may decline even more rapidly than previously forecast. Price volatility over the last five years suggests that a flexible procurement strategy that is well adapted to volatile market conditions may be just as important as knowledge of market fundamentals. 3 figs.

  20. Flexible feature interface for multimedia sources

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    Coffland, Douglas R. (Livermore, CA)

    2009-06-09

    A flexible feature interface for multimedia sources system that includes a single interface for the addition of features and functions to multimedia sources and for accessing those features and functions from remote hosts. The interface utilizes the export statement: export "C" D11Export void FunctionName(int argc, char ** argv,char * result, SecureSession *ctrl) or the binary equivalent of the export statement.

  1. Gate dielectric development for flexible electronics

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    Joshi, P. C.; Voutsas, A. T.; Hartzell, J. W. [LCD Process Technology Laboratories, SHARP Laboratories of America, Inc., 5700 NW Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, Washington 98607 (United States)

    2007-07-15

    Thin film transistors integrated on flexible substrates are becoming increasingly attractive for low cost displays, sensors, and rf communication applications. The successful development of the flexible devices will be dictated by the enhancement in the thermal stability of the substrates and the low temperature (<300 deg. C) processing of the gate dielectric. The plasma-enhanced chemical-vapor deposition (PECVD) technique has successfully met the demands of the gate dielectric for display devices at processing temperatures lower than 600 deg. C. However, a further reduction in the processing temperatures below 300 deg. C is essential to realize low cost, highly functional devices on flexible substrates. The low temperature processing of gate dielectric films necessitates the development of processes and techniques with plasma controlled reaction kinetics dominating the thin film growth rather than the thermal state of the substrate. In the present work, the authors report on the processing of high quality gate dielectric films by high density PECVD technique at process temperatures lower than 300 deg. C. The bulk and interfacial electrical quality and reliability of the metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors as a function of process temperature are discussed in this article. A comparison with the high temperature gate oxide films deposited by PECVD technique employing capacitively coupled plasma source has been made to establish the film quality and reliability. The films processed at low temperatures have shown good electrical performance and reliability as evaluated in terms of the leakage current, flatband voltage, midgap interface trap concentration, and bias temperature stress reliability characteristics.

  2. Inkjet-Printed Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles for Miniaturization of Flexible Printed RF Inductors

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    the inductor for flexible printed electronics. This flexible, miniaturized inductor can be coupledInkjet-Printed Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles for Miniaturization of Flexible Printed RF Inductors to apply ferromagnetic nanomaterial is investigated to produce a truly flexible, printed RF inductor

  3. High-Turnaround and Flexibility in Design and Construction of Mass Housing Proceedings IGLC-7 181

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    Tommelein, Iris D.

    ), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), and lean manufacturing coupled with innovative ideas can hope and objectives of flexible and lean construction. OBJECTIVES The objectives are simply to design manufacturing erection of apartment housing units that have architectural flexibility, manufacturing flexibility

  4. Affective Neuroscience of Aging The Affective Neuroscience of Aging

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    Mather, Mara

    Affective Neuroscience of Aging - 1 - The Affective Neuroscience of Aging Mara Mather University running title: Affective Neuroscience of Aging #12;Affective Neuroscience of Aging - 2 - Contents INTRODUCTION THE FATE OF EMOTION-RELATED BRAIN REGIONS AND MONOAMINERGIC NEUROTRANSMITTER SYSTEMS IN AGING

  5. Dynamics of flexible fibers in shear flow

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    Agnieszka M. Slowicka; Eligiusz Wajnryb; Maria L. Ekiel-Jezewska

    2015-04-03

    Dynamics of flexible non-Brownian fibers in shear flow at low-Reynolds-number are analyzed numerically for a wide range of the ratios A of the fiber bending force to the viscous drag force. Initially, the fibers are aligned with the flow, and later they move in the plane perpendicular to the flow vorticity. A surprisingly rich spectrum of different modes is observed when the value of A is systematically changed, with sharp transitions between coiled and straightening out modes, period-doubling bifurcations from periodic to migrating solutions, irregular dynamics and chaos.

  6. Freezing and collapse of flexible polymers

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    Thomas Vogel; Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

    2009-02-13

    We analyze the freezing and collapse transition of a simple model for flexible polymer chains on simple cubic and face-centered cubic lattices by means of sophisticated chain-growth methods. In contrast to bond-fluctuation polymer models in certain parameter ranges, where these two conformational transitions were found to merge in the thermodynamic limit, we conclude from our results that the two transitions remain well-separated in the limit of infinite chain lengths. The reason for this qualitatively distinct behavior is presumably due to the ultrashort attractive interaction range in the lattice models considered here.

  7. Flexible Spending Accounts | National Nuclear Security Administration

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouthReport for the t-) S/,,5 'aExecutiveFlexible Spending Accounts |

  8. Flexible Conversion Ratio Fast Reactor Systems Evaluation

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    Neil Todreas; Pavel Hejzlar

    2008-06-30

    Conceptual designs of lead-cooled and liquid salt-cooled fast flexible conversion ratio reactors were developed. Both concepts have cores reated at 2400 MWt placed in a large-pool-type vessel with dual-free level, which also contains four intermediate heat exchanges coupling a primary coolant to a compact and efficient supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle power conversion system. Decay heat is removed passively using an enhanced Reactor Vessel Auxiliary Cooling System and a Passive Secondary Auxiliary Cooling System. The most important findings were that (1) it is feasible to design the lead-cooled and salt-cooled reactor with the flexible conversion ratio (CR) in the range of CR=0 and CR=1 n a manner that achieves inherent reactor shutdown in unprotected accidents, (2) the salt-cooled reactor requires Lithium thermal Expansion Modules to overcme the inherent salt coolant's large positive coolant temperature reactivity coefficient, (3) the preferable salt for fast spectrum high power density cores is NaCl-Kcl-MgCl2 as opposed to fluoride salts due to its better themal-hydraulic and neutronic characteristics, and (4) both reactor, but attain power density 3 times smaller than that of the sodium-cooled reactor.

  9. Trains, tails and loops of partially adsorbed semi-flexible filaments

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    D. Welch; M. P. Lettinga; M. Ripoll; Z. Dogic; G. A. Vliegenthart

    2015-08-06

    Polymer adsorption is a fundamental problem in statistical mechanics that has direct relevance to diverse disciplines ranging from biological lubrication to stability of colloidal suspensions. We combine experiments with computer simulations to investigate depletion induced adsorption of semi-flexible polymers onto a hard-wall. Three dimensional filament configurations of partially adsorbed F-actin polymers are visualized with total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy. This information is used to determine the location of the adsorption/desorption transition and extract the statistics of trains, tails and loops of partially adsorbed filament configurations. In contrast to long flexible filaments which primarily desorb by the formation of loops, the desorption of stiff, finite-sized filaments is largely driven by fluctuating filament tails. Simulations quantitatively reproduce our experimental data and allow us to extract universal laws that explain scaling of the adsorption-desorption transition with relevant microscopic parameters. Our results demonstrate how the adhesion strength, filament stiffness, length, as well as the configurational space accessible to the desorbed filament can be used to design the characteristics of filament adsorption and thus engineer properties of composite biopolymeric materials.

  10. Compression effects on pressure loss in flexible HVAC ducts

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

    2002-01-01

    Flow Resistance of HVAC Air Ducts and Fittings. American= pitch of the flexible duct (longitudinal distance between49700. ACCA. 1995. Residential Duct Systems. Manual D. Air

  11. Sources of Operational Flexibility, Greening the Grid (Fact Sheet...

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    costs are system-dependent and evolving over time SYSTEM OPERATION MARKETS LOAD FLEXIBLE GENERATION NETWORKS STORAGE Grid Codes Improved Energy Market Design Increased Ancillary...

  12. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT/REGULATORY IMPACT REVIEW/ FINAL REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ANALYSIS

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    ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT/REGULATORY IMPACT REVIEW/ FINAL REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ANALYSIS.0 NEPA REQUIREMENTS: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE ALTERNATIVES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.1 Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives

  13. Structures of P-glycoprotein reveal its conformational flexibility...

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    Structures of P-glycoprotein reveal its conformational flexibility and an epitope on the nucleotide-binding domain Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Structures of...

  14. Fuel-Flexible, Low-Emissions Catalytic Combustor for Opportunity...

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    to develop a unique, fuel-flexible catalytic combustor capable of enabling ultra-low emission, lean premixed combustion of a wide range of gaseous opportunity fuels. Fact...

  15. Flexible transparent conductors based on metal nanowire networks

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    Guo, Chuan Fei; Ren, Zhifeng

    2015-04-01

    Few conductors are transparent and flexible. Metals have the best electrical conductivity, but they are opaque and stiff in bulk form. However, metals can be transparent and flexible when they are very thin or properly arranged on the nanoscale. This review focuses on the flexible transparent conductors based on percolating networks of metal. Specifically, we discuss the fabrication, the means to improve the electrical conductivity, the large stretchability and its mechanism, and the applications of these metal networks. We also suggest some criteria for evaluating flexible transparent conductors and propose some new research directions in this emerging field.

  16. Scalable Heuristics for Planning, Placement and Sizing of Flexible...

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    and Sizing of Flexible AC Transmission System Devices Aiming to relieve transmission grid congestion and improve or extend feasibility domain of the operations, we build...

  17. Flexible Distributed Energy & Water from Waste for the Food ...

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    Distributed Energy & Water from Waste for the Food & Beverage Industry - Presentation by GE Global Research, June 2011 Flexible Distributed Energy & Water from Waste for the Food &...

  18. Spatial atomic layer deposition on flexible substrates using...

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    Spatial atomic layer deposition on flexible substrates using a modular rotating cylinder reactor Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Spatial atomic layer deposition on...

  19. Saving Energy and Reducing Emissions with Fuel-Flexible Burners

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    using the standard fuel injectors found in fuel oil burners. This project developed fuel-flexible burners operating on biomass-derived liquid fuels with low carbon emissions....

  20. Flexible Electronic Building Blocks DOI: 10.1002/anie.200703238

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    Rogers, John A.

    systems have led to enormous increases in speed, functionality, and computing capacity. This trend-ray imagers, flexible photovoltaic systems, paper-like displays, conformal structural health monitors

  1. Fuel-Flexible, Low-Emissions Catalytic Combustor for Opportunity...

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

    Next Generation Manufacturing Processes project to develop a unique, fuel-flexible catalytic combustor capable of enabling ultra-low emission, lean premixed combustion of a wide...

  2. Fuel-Flexible Microturbine and Gasifier System for Combined Heat...

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

    fueled by synthesis gas and integrated with a biomass gasifier, enabling reduced fossil fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel-Flexible Microturbine and Gasifier...

  3. Packing of elastic wires in flexible shells

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    Vetter, Roman; Herrmann, Hans J

    2015-01-01

    The packing problem of long thin filaments that are injected into confined spaces is of fundamental interest for physicists, biologists and materials engineers alike. How linear threads pack and coil is well known only for the ideal case of rigid containers, however. Here, we force long elastic rods into flexible spatial confinement borne by an elastic shell to examine under which conditions recently acquired knowledge on wire packing in rigid spheres breaks down. We find that unlike in rigid cavities, friction plays a key role by giving rise to the emergence of two distinct packing patterns. At low friction, the wire densely coils into an ordered toroidal bundle with semi-ellipsoidal cross section, while at high friction, it packs into a highly disordered, self-similar structure. These two morphologies are shown to be separated by a continuous phase transition.

  4. Packing of elastic wires in flexible shells

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    Roman Vetter; Falk K. Wittel; Hans J. Herrmann

    2015-04-03

    The packing problem of long thin filaments that are injected into confined spaces is of fundamental interest for physicists, biologists and materials engineers alike. How linear threads pack and coil is well known only for the ideal case of rigid containers, however. Here, we force long elastic rods into flexible spatial confinement borne by an elastic shell to examine under which conditions recently acquired knowledge on wire packing in rigid spheres breaks down. We find that unlike in rigid cavities, friction plays a key role by giving rise to the emergence of two distinct packing patterns. At low friction, the wire densely coils into an ordered toroidal bundle with semi-ellipsoidal cross section, while at high friction, it packs into a highly disordered, self-similar structure. These two morphologies are shown to be separated by a continuous phase transition.

  5. Rapid pressure cycle effects on flexible pipe

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    Hill, R.T.; Upchurch, J.L.; McMahan, J.M. Jr.

    1995-12-01

    The use of subsea satellite wells tied back to a central manifold unit is a field development concept currently being used by operating companies for staged production of either commingled oil or gas. Remote platform operated control systems that couple the satellite wells and manifold require that safe operating pressure cycle parameters be established for all subsea components. Because of start-up and shut-in procedures, extreme pressure variations in the form of rapid pressurization and depressurization must be considered. This paper describes the test procedures, equipment and results specific to the evaluation of high pressure non-bonded flexible pipe used for subsea production jumpers between satellite wells and manifold system. Recommendation of safe rates of pressurization and depressurization are included.

  6. Flexible ceramic gasket for SOFC generator

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    Zafred, Paolo (Murrysville, PA); Prevish, Thomas (Trafford, PA)

    2009-02-03

    A solid oxide fuel cell generator (10) contains stacks of hollow axially elongated fuel cells (36) having an open top end (37), an oxidant inlet plenum (52), a feed fuel plenum (11), a combustion chamber (94) for combusting reacted oxidant/spent fuel; and, optionally, a fuel recirculation chamber (106) below the combustion chamber (94), where the fuel recirculation chamber (94) is in part defined by semi-porous fuel cell positioning gasket (108), all within an outer generator enclosure (8), wherein the fuel cell gasket (108) has a laminate structure comprising at least a compliant fibrous mat support layer and a strong, yet flexible woven layer, which may contain catalytic particles facing the combustion chamber, where the catalyst, if used, is effective to further oxidize exhaust fuel and protect the open top end (37) of the fuel cells.

  7. Silicon Micro-Needles with Flexible Interconnections , Y. Hanein1

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    Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195 Abstract - A flexible polyimide to carry elements such as amplifiers, battery or memory. The interconnecting scheme uses two polyimide base and the micro-electrodes, while the polyimide layers provide flexible insulation. The current

  8. Flexpad: Highly Flexible Bending Interactions for Projected Handheld Displays

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    Flexpad: Highly Flexible Bending Interactions for Projected Handheld Displays Jürgen Steimle MIT of plain paper or foam into flexible, highly deformable, and spatially aware handheld displays. We present application examples: curved cross-cuts in volumetric images, deforming virtual paper characters, and slicing

  9. Numerical Study of Flexible Flapping Wing Propulsion and Mingjun Wei

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    Wei, Mingjun

    Numerical Study of Flexible Flapping Wing Propulsion Tao Yang and Mingjun Wei New Mexico State highly flexible flapping wings interacting with fluid flows. Here, the fluid motion, solid motion necessary flapping mechanism, control cells are implemented in solid area (i.e., the wing) as "skeleton

  10. Can Nuclear Power Be Flexible? Laurent POURET + William J. NUTTALL

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    1 Can Nuclear Power Be Flexible? Laurent POURET + William J. NUTTALL Judge Business School the issue of whether nuclear power can play a flexible role within an electricity system. It does not deal with the issue of whether nuclear power should play such a role, but it does examine why in most cases it does

  11. Fluid structure interaction in flexible Christina Grigoria Giannopapa

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    Fluid structure interaction in flexible vessels Christina Grigoria Giannopapa Thesis submitted with the study of fluid-structure interaction in flexible tubes both from the modelling as well as the experimental point of view. More specifically, it presents the first stage of development and testing

  12. OTC 19901 1 Fiberoptic Gas Monitoring of Flexible Risers

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    , such as strain and temperature monitoring, will give unprecedented insight into the field service conditionsOTC 19901 1 1 19901 Fiberoptic Gas Monitoring of Flexible Risers Nick Weppenaar, NKT Flexibles presents a new advancement within the field of optical gas measurement with applications to the monitoring

  13. Ris Energy Report 4 Flexibility, stability and security of energy supply 7 Flexibility, stability and security of energy supply

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    Risø Energy Report 4 Flexibility, stability and security of energy supply 7 Flexibility, stability and security of energy supply POUL SøRENSEN, PETER mEIbOm, PER NøRGåRD, RISø NATIONAL LAbORATORy, DENmARK tion generation and renewable energy increases. West Denmark The West Danish power system is synchronously

  14. Central auditory neurons display flexible feature recombination1 Running head: Flexible logic of central auditory neurons3

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    Gentner, Timothy

    these operations in individual neurons, violating the fixed neuron-to-38 computation mapping posited in the state but are generic, the flexible neuron-to-computation mapping43 demonstrated in this study in the auditory system1 Central auditory neurons display flexible feature recombination1 functions2 Running head

  15. Catalytic Combustor for Fuel-Flexible Turbine

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    Laster, W. R.; Anoshkina, E.

    2008-01-31

    Under the sponsorship of the U. S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, Siemens Westinghouse has conducted a three-year program to develop an ultra low NOx, fuel flexible catalytic combustor for gas turbine application in IGCC. The program is defined in three phases: Phase 1- Implementation Plan, Phase 2- Validation Testing and Phase 3 – Field Testing. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the program have been completed. In IGCC power plants, the gas turbine must be capable of operating on syngas as a primary fuel and an available back-up fuel such as natural gas. In this program the Rich Catalytic Lean (RCLTM) technology is being developed as an ultra low NOx combustor. In this concept, ultra low NOx is achieved by stabilizing a lean premix combustion process by using a catalytic reactor to oxidize a portion of the fuel, increasing the temperature of fuel/air mixture prior to the main combustion zone. In Phase 1, the feasibility of the catalytic concept for syngas application has been evaluated and the key technology issues identified. In Phase II the technology necessary for the application of the catalytic concept to IGCC fuels was developed through detailed design and subscale testing. Phase III (currently not funded) will consist of full-scale combustor basket testing on natural gas and syngas.

  16. Catalytic Combustor for Fuel-Flexible Turbine

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    W. R. Laster; E. Anoshkina

    2008-01-31

    Under the sponsorship of the U. S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, Siemens Westinghouse has conducted a three-year program to develop an ultra low NOx, fuel flexible catalytic combustor for gas turbine application in IGCC. The program is defined in three phases: Phase 1 - Implementation Plan, Phase 2 - Validation Testing and Phase 3 - Field Testing. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the program have been completed. In IGCC power plants, the gas turbine must be capable of operating on syngas as a primary fuel and an available back-up fuel such as natural gas. In this program the Rich Catalytic Lean (RCLTM) technology is being developed as an ultra low NOx combustor. In this concept, ultra low NOx is achieved by stabilizing a lean premix combustion process by using a catalytic reactor to oxidize a portion of the fuel, increasing the temperature of fuel/air mixture prior to the main combustion zone. In Phase 1, the feasibility of the catalytic concept for syngas application has been evaluated and the key technology issues identified. In Phase II the technology necessary for the application of the catalytic concept to IGCC fuels was developed through detailed design and subscale testing. Phase III (currently not funded) will consist of full-scale combustor basket testing on natural gas and syngas.

  17. Catalytic Combustor for Fuel-Flexible Turbine

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    W. R. Laster; E. Anoshkina; P. Szedlacsek

    2006-03-31

    Under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, Siemens Westinghouse is conducting a three-year program to develop an ultra low NOx, fuel flexible catalytic combustor for gas turbine application in IGCC. The program is defined in three phases: Phase 1-Implementation Plan, Phase 2-Validation Testing and Phase 3-Field Testing. The Phase 1 program has been completed. Phase II was initiated in October 2004. In IGCC power plants, the gas turbine must be capable of operating on syngas as a primary fuel and an available back-up fuel such as natural gas. In this program the Rich Catalytic Lean (RCL{trademark}) technology is being developed as an ultra low NOx combustor. In this concept, ultra low NOx is achieved by stabilizing a lean premix combustion process by using a catalytic reactor to react part of the fuel, increasing the fuel/air mixture temperature. In Phase 1, the feasibility of the catalytic concept for syngas application has been evaluated and the key technology issues identified. In Phase II the catalytic concept will be demonstrated through subscale testing. Phase III will consist of full-scale combustor basket testing on natural gas and syngas.

  18. Microfluidic Brain Slice Chambers and Flexible Microelectrode Arrays for in vitro Localized Stimulation and Spatial Mapping of Neural Activities

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    Tang, Yujie

    2012-01-01

    in biocompatible flexible electronics. To record corticalthat is suitable for flexible electronics interconnects(KimThe marriage of flexible electronics and 3D low impedance

  19. High-precision transfer-printing and integration of vertically oriented semiconductor arrays for flexible

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    Yoo, S. J. Ben

    transfer printing, nanowires, flexible electronics, printable electronics, nanoscale devices ABSTRACT Flexible electronics utilizing single crystalline semiconductors typically require post-growth processes devices. High performance electronics on flexible substrates have been gaining attention from research

  20. Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited Flexible and large area electronics (macroelectronics) using

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    Alam, Muhammad A.

    Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited 1 Flexible and large area electronics high performance applications to include RF systems. Keywords--Flexible electronics, large area electronics, macroelectronics, thin film transistors I. INTRODUCTION Flexible and large area electronics using

  1. Inorganic semiconductor nanomaterials for flexible and stretchable bio-integrated electronics

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    Rogers, John A.

    -integrated electronics; flexible electronics; semiconductor nanomaterials; stretchable electronics; transfer printing flexible/stretchable electronics, in which semiconductor nanomaterials serve as the active componentsREVIEW Inorganic semiconductor nanomaterials for flexible and stretchable bio

  2. Flexible collapse-resistant and length-stable vaccum hose

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    Kashy, David H.

    2003-08-19

    A hose for containing a vacuum, which hose has an impermeable flexible tube capable of holding a vacuum and a braided or interwoven flexible interior wall, said wall providing support to said interior wall of said impermeable flexible tube. Optionally, an exterior braided or woven wall may be provided to the hose for protection or to allow the hose to be used as a pressure hose. The hose may delimit a vacuum space through which may travel a thermal transfer line containing, for example, cryogenic fluid.

  3. Tracking Provenance in ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms

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    Hensley, Zachary P; Sanyal, Jibonananda; New, Joshua Ryan

    2013-08-01

    Provenance is dened as information about the origin of objects, a concept that applies to both physical and digital objects and often overlaps both. The use of provenance in systems designed for research is an important but forgotten feature. Provenance allows for proper and exact tracking of information, its use, its lineage, its derivations and other metadata that are important for correctly adhering to the scien- tic method. In our project's prescribed use of provenance, researchers can determine detailed information about the use of sensor data in their experiments on ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms (FRPs). Our project's provenance system, Provenance Data Management System (ProvDMS), tracks information starting with the creation of information by an FRP sensor. The system determines station information, sensor information, and sensor channel information. The system allows researchers to derive generations of experiments from the sensor data and tracks their hierarchical flow. Key points can be seen in the history of the information as part of the information's workflow. The concept of provenance and its usage in science is relatively new and while used in other cases around the world, our project's provenance diers in a key area. To keep track of provenance, most systems must be designed or redesigned around the new provenance system. Our system is designed as a cohesive but sepa- rate entity and allows for researchers to continue using their own methods of analysis without being constrained in their ways in order to track the provenance. We have designed ProvDMS using a lightweight provenance library, Core Provenance Library (CPL) v.6 In addition to keeping track of sensor data experiments and its provenance, ProvDMS also provides a web-enabled visualization of the inheritance.

  4. 2012-2013 Keywords: Routing and spectrum allocation (RSA), flexible optical networks

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    Varvarigo, Emmanouel "Manos"

    , "Conserving Transmission Power in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks" #12;), flexible optical networks WDM (FWDM) . (RSA) (RWA). FWDM Matlab. 2: Keywords: Routing and spectrum allocation (RSA), flexible optical networks

  5. Sixth Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan Chapter 12: Capacity and Flexibility Resources

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    ..................................................................................................................................... 2 Power System Requirements: Capacity, Energy, and FlexibilitySixth Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan Chapter 12: Capacity and Flexibility Resources................................................... 2 Capacity: Meeting Peak Demand

  6. Transfer and characterization of silicon nanomembrane based photonic devices on flexible polyimide substrate

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    Transfer and characterization of silicon nanomembrane based photonic devices on flexible polyimide nanomembrane based photonic devices on a Kapton polyimide flexible substrate. Compared with electronic devices

  7. Extending and Characterizing Fuel Flexibility in Small-Scale Power Systems

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    McCoy, Christopher David

    2013-01-01

    Fuel Flexibility in Small Scale Power Systems – Chapter 1 – Introduction dual-Fuel Flexibility in Small Scale Power Systems – Chapter 2 – Theory Figure 56: a dual

  8. Flexible aerogel composite for mechanical stability and process of fabrication

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    Coronado, Paul R. (Livermore, CA); Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA)

    2000-01-01

    A flexible aerogel and process of fabrication. An aerogel solution is mixed with fibers in a mold and allowed to gel. The gel is then processed by supercritical extraction, or by air drying, to produce a flexible aerogel formed to the shape of the mold. The flexible aerogel has excellent thermal and acoustic properties, and can be utilized in numerous applications, such as for energy absorption, insulation (temperature and acoustic), to meet the contours of aircraft shapes, and where space is limited since an inch of aerogel is a 4-5 times better insulator than an inch of fiberglass. The flexible aerogel may be of an inorganic (silica) type or an organic (carbon) type, but containing fibers, such as glass or carbon fibers.

  9. Flexible aerogel composite for mechanical stability and process of fabrication

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Coronado, Paul R. (Livermore, CA); Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA)

    1999-01-01

    A flexible aerogel and process of fabrication. An aerogel solution is mixed with fibers in a mold and allowed to gel. The gel is then processed by supercritical extraction, or by air drying, to produce a flexible aerogel formed to the shape of the mold. The flexible aerogel has excellent thermal and acoustic properties, and can be utilized in numerous applications, such as for energy absorption, insulation (temperature and acoustic), to meet the contours of aircraft shapes, and where space is limited since an inch of aerogel is a 4-5 times better insulator than an inch of fiberglass. The flexible aerogel may be of an inorganic (silica) type or an organic (carbon) type, but containing fibers, such as glass or carbon fibers.

  10. Apparatus and method for detecting tampering in flexible structures

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    Maxey, Lonnie C. (Knoxville, TN); Haynes, Howard D. (Knoxville, TN)

    2011-02-01

    A system for monitoring or detecting tampering in a flexible structure includes taking electrical measurements on a sensing cable coupled to the structure, performing spectral analysis on the measured data, and comparing the spectral characteristics of the event to those of known benign and/or known suspicious events. A threshold or trigger value may used to identify an event of interest and initiate data collection. Alternatively, the system may be triggered at preset intervals, triggered manually, or triggered by a signal from another sensing device such as a motion detector. The system may be used to monitor electrical cables and conduits, hoses and flexible ducts, fences and other perimeter control devices, structural cables, flexible fabrics, and other flexible structures.

  11. A flexible browsing framework for the Morpheus transform repository

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    Dohzen, Tiffany (Tiffany Kumi)

    2007-01-01

    This thesis describes the design and implementation of a flexible browsing framework for the Morpheus project. The goal of the Morpheus project is to address the problem of heterogeneous information integration by providing ...

  12. Designing a flexible supply chain for new product launch

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    Ha, Wei-Kwan Benjamin

    2005-01-01

    This thesis examines how companies tactically design flexible supply chains for new product launches. The research focus is on different strategies and tactics used by original equipment manufacturers to improve supply ...

  13. The Effects of Geometry on Flexible Duct CFD Simulations 

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    Ugursal, A.; Culp, C.

    2008-01-01

    dynamics (CFD) simulations allow variable configurations and are emerging as an alternative to laboratory measurements. Issues with the CFD simulations of flexible ducts have been modeling the complex geometry and the computational requirements to complete...

  14. Numerical Study of Flexible Flapping Wing Propulsion , Mingjun Wei

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    Wei, Mingjun

    Numerical Study of Flexible Flapping Wing Propulsion Tao Yang , Mingjun Wei New Mexico State in 1912.4 The Knoller-Betz effect was verified experimentally in a wind tunnel by Katzmayr in 1922

  15. Flexibility in transportation procurement : a real options approach

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    Zhelev, Georgi Zhelev, 1975-

    2004-01-01

    Shippers who use for-hire carriers need a careful estimation of their need for trucking capacity in order to be able to haul products in a timely and cost-effective manner. This thesis outlines a flexible approach to ...

  16. Modeling of Refrigerant Flow Through Flexible Short Tube Orifices 

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    Mohamed, Ramadan

    2000-01-01

    Single-phase flow of refrigerants R-22, R-13a, and R-41a through flexible short tube orifices with three different geometries and a range in upstream operating conditions was modeling using the finite element method, FEM. ...

  17. Adaptive tool selection strategies for drilling in flexible manufacturing systems 

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    Chander, Karthik Balachandran

    2004-09-30

    ) layout. The system designed serves as back end intelligence to drilling machines (INTELLIDRILL) in a Flexible Manufacturing System for making dynamic and real time decisions. INTELLIDRILL uses mathematical and adaptive tool reliability models to simulate...

  18. BIOMECHANICS OF FLEXIBLE JOINTS IN THE CALCIFIED SEAWEED CALLIARTHRON CHEILOSPORIOIDES

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    Denny, Mark

    BIOMECHANICS OF FLEXIBLE JOINTS IN THE CALCIFIED SEAWEED CALLIARTHRON CHEILOSPORIOIDES evolution. In this dissertation, I explore the biomechanics and tissue construction of genicula features found in terrestrial plant xylem but unknown in marine algae. By exploring the biomechanics

  19. Biomechanical consequences of branching in flexible wave-swept macroalgae

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    Martone, Patrick T.

    Biomechanical consequences of branching in flexible wave-swept macroalgae Samuel Starko1,2 *, Barry Key words: biomechanics, dislodgement, drag, evolution, hydrodynamics, intertidal, macroalgae. Branching has clear biomechanical consequences, increasing drag and the need for increased attachment

  20. Controlling memory and resolving interference : prefrontal contributions to flexible behavior

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    Badre, David

    2005-01-01

    Flow does the brain meet shifting task demands? The experiments and formal theoretical framework presented in this dissertation characterize the cognitive and neural processes by which flexible performance is enabled during ...

  1. Fully portable, highly flexible dilution refrigerator systems for neutron scattering

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    Boyer, Edmond

    775 Fully portable, highly flexible dilution refrigerator systems for neutron scattering P. A systems developed specifically for neutron scattering environ- ments. The refrigerators are completely relatively recently however, the lowest temperatures available in almost all neutron scattering laboratories

  2. NREL: Awards and Honors - Lightweight, Flexible, Thin-Film CIGS...

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

    to them, for example, the CIGS systems: Are lighter, more flexible and portable; Are more efficient and reliable; Have two to three times the power-to-weight ratio; Have more than...

  3. A Flexible Integrated Architecture For Generating Poetic Texts 

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    Manurung, Hisar; Ritchie, Graeme; Thompson, Henry

    2000-01-01

    In this paper we describe a flexible approach to natural language generation that employs a stochastic hillclimbing search algorithm and an integrated architecture. We then discuss the benefits of this approach over existing, ...

  4. Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice

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    Clean Cities

    2010-03-01

    Flexible fuel vehicles can operate on either gasoline or E85, a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. The fact sheet discusses the costs, benefits, and vehicle performance of using E85.

  5. Development of Barrier Films for Packaging Flexible Electronics

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    Das, Suman

    Pum, Applied Materials, SRC #12;3/23/15 2 Solid State Lighting Flexible Challenges for Other Devices Exposure to moisture can cause degradaPon in both OLED CIGS Requirement of OLEDs Food / PharmaceuDcal packaging Commercial polymer

  6. CLASSIFICATION OF FIRST-ORDER FLEXIBLE REGULAR BICYCLE POLYGONS

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    Connelly, Robert

    CLASSIFICATION OF FIRST-ORDER FLEXIBLE REGULAR BICYCLE POLYGONS ROBERT CONNELLY AND BAL´AZS CSIK´OS Abstract. A bicycle (n, k)-gon is an equilateral n-gon whose k-diagonals are equal. S. Tabachnikov proved that a regular n-gon is first-order flexible as a bicycle (n, k)-gon if and only if there is an integer 2 r n

  7. Balancing of high speed, flexible rotating shafts across critical speeds 

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    White, Gary Paul

    1977-01-01

    BALANCING OF HIGH SPEED, FLEXIBLE ROTATING SHAFTS ACROSS CRITICAL SPEEDS A Thesis by Gary Paul White Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... August 1977 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering Gary Paul White 1977 BALANCING OF HIGH SPEED, FLEXIBLE ROTATING SHAFTS ACROSS CRITICAL SPEEDS A Thesis by GARY PAUL WHITE Approved as to style and content by: Head of Department Member August...

  8. Controlled Assembly of High Density SWNT Networks on a Flexible Parylene-C C.-L. Chen1,*

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    Dokmeci, Mehmet

    substrates has immediate applications in wearable electronics and sensors, flexible field effect transistors desirable to fabricate integrated nanotube- polymer flexible electronic devices at room temperature devices on flexible substrates potentially useful in numerous fields including flexible electronics

  9. Fuel Flexible Turbine System (FFTS) Program

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    2012-12-31

    In this fuel flexible turbine system (FFTS) program, the Parker gasification system was further optimized, fuel composition of biomass gasification process was characterized and the feasibility of running Capstone MicroTurbine(TM) systems with gasification syngas fuels was evaluated. With high hydrogen content, the gaseous fuel from a gasification process of various feed stocks such as switchgrass and corn stover has high reactivity and high flashback propensity when running in the current lean premixed injectors. The research concluded that the existing C65 microturbine combustion system, which is designed for natural gas, is not able to burn the high hydrogen content syngas due to insufficient resistance to flashback (undesired flame propagation to upstream within the fuel injector). A comprehensive literature review was conducted on high-hydrogen fuel combustion and its main issues. For Capstone?s lean premixed injector, the main mechanisms of flashback were identified to be boundary layer flashback and bulk flow flashback. Since the existing microturbine combustion system is not able to operate on high-hydrogen syngas fuels, new hardware needed to be developed. The new hardware developed and tested included (1) a series of injectors with a reduced propensity for boundary layer flashback and (2) two new combustion liner designs (Combustion Liner Design A and B) that lead to desired primary zone air flow split to meet the overall bulk velocity requirement to mitigate the risk of core flashback inside the injectors. The new injector designs were evaluated in both test apparatus and C65/C200 engines. While some of the new injector designs did not provide satisfactory performance in burning target syngas fuels, particularly in improving resistance to flashback. The combustion system configuration of FFTS-4 injector and Combustion Liner Design A was found promising to enable the C65 microturbine system to run on high hydrogen biomass syngas. The FFTS-4 injector was tested in a C65 engine operating on 100% hydrogen and with the redesigned combustion liner - Combustion Liner Design A - installed. The results were promising for the FFTS program as the system was able to burn 100% hydrogen fuel without flashback while maintaining good combustion performance. While initial results have been demonstrated the feasibility of this program, further research is needed to determine whether these results will be repeated with FFTS-4 injectors installed in all injector ports and over a wide range of operating conditions and fuel variations.

  10. Costs and Benefits of Flexibility in Spatial Division Circuit Switched Networks-on-Chip

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    Jantsch, Axel

    Costs and Benefits of Flexibility in Spatial Division Circuit Switched Networks-on-Chip Ahsen Ejaz of flexibility based on SDM, on the performance of a CS networks. A network evaluation platform has been random bandwidth (BW) requirement, a less flexible network outperforms a network with higher flexibility

  11. Design of Compliant Meanders for Applications in MEMS, Actuators, and Flexible Electronics

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    1 Design of Compliant Meanders for Applications in MEMS, Actuators, and Flexible Electronics Bavani-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) to stretchable electrodes in flexible electronics and dielectric elastomer actuators are required in flexible displays [4], stretchable circuits [5], flexible antennas [6], and dielectric

  12. Stamp printing of silicon-nanomembrane-based photonic devices onto flexible

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    of America OCIS codes: 220.4000, 220.4241, 130.1750, 130.5296. To date, most flexible electronics opportunities in flexible electronics and photonics have been explored. Among all transferable single in flexible electronics and surface normal photonics, including flexible and rollable paperlike displays [6

  13. Direct Writing of Half-Meter Long CNT Based Fiber for Flexible Electronics

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    Cui, Yi

    Direct Writing of Half-Meter Long CNT Based Fiber for Flexible Electronics Sihan Huang, Chunsong blocks for flexible electronic devices. We demon- strated that, by a simple hand-writing process, carbon: Ultralong fibers, aligned CNTs, controlled assembly, flexible electronics Flexibility of electronic devices

  14. Flexible design of commercial systems under market uncertainty: framework and application

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    for British Petroleum in Aberdeen, Scotland. Preliminary results indicate that if flexibility is explicitly

  15. Unit Commitment Considering Generation Flexibility and Environmental Constraints

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    Lu, Shuai; Makarov, Yuri V.; Zhu, Yunhua; Lu, Ning; Prakash Kumar, Nirupama; Chakrabarti, Bhujanga B.

    2010-07-31

    This paper proposes a new framework for power system unit commitment process, which incorporates the generation flexibility requirements and environmental constraints into the existing unit commitment algorithm. The generation flexibility requirements are to address the uncertainties with large amount of intermittent resources as well as with load and traditional generators, which causes real-time balancing requirements to be variable and less predictable. The proposed flexibility requirements include capacity, ramp and ramp duration for both upward and downward balancing reserves. The environmental constraints include emission allowance for fossil fuel-based generators and ecological regulations for hydro power plants. Calculation of emission rates is formulated. Unit commitment under this new framework will be critical to the economic and reliable operation of the power grid and the minimization of its negative environmental impacts, especially when high penetration levels of intermittent resources are being approached, as required by the renewable portfolio standards in many states.

  16. Flexible high-temperature pH probe

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    Bielawski, John C. (Scotia, NY); Outwater, John O. (Cambridge, MA); Halbfinger, George P. (Schenectady, NY)

    2003-04-22

    A flexible pH probe device is provided for use in hot water and other high temperature environments up to about 590.degree. F. The pH probe includes a flexible, inert tubular probe member, an oxygen anion conducting, solid state electrolyte plug located at the distal end of the tubular member, oxide powder disposed at the distal end of the tubular member; a metal wire extending along the tubular member and having a distal end in contact with the oxide powder so as to form therewith an internal reference electrode; and a compression fitting forming a pressure boundary seal around a portion of the tubular member remote from the distal end thereof. Preferably, the tubular member is made of polytetrafluoroethylene, and the solid state electrolyte plug is made of stabilized zirconia. The flexibility of the probe member enables placement of the electrode into the area of interest, including around corners, into confined areas and the like.

  17. Moisture absorption and bakeout characteristics of rigid-flexible multilayer printed wiring boards

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    Lula, J.W.

    1991-01-01

    Moisture absorption and bakeout characteristics of Allied-Signal Inc., Kansas City Division (KCD) rigid-flexible printed wiring boards were determined. It was found that test specimens had absorbed 0.95 weight percent moisture when equilibrated to a 50 percent RH, 25{degree}C environment. Heating those equilibrated specimens in a 120{degree}C static air oven removed 92 percent of this absorbed moisture in 24 h. Heating the samples in a 80{degree}C static air oven removed only 64 percent of the absorbed moisture at the end of 24 h. A 120{degree}C vacuum bake removed moisture at essentially the same rate with parylene slowed the absorption rate by approximately 50 percent but did not appreciably affect the equilibrium moisture content or the drying rate.

  18. Evaluation of friction loss in flexible and galvanized duct 

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    Zimmermann, Carlos Michael Alberto

    1985-01-01

    runs and in 90 degree elbows at various center line radii to diameter ratios (r/d). Three, 3. 658 meter (m) (12 ft) sections of straight, flexible 152 millimeter (mm) (6 in) and 203 sss (8 in) duct and three, 3. 048 m (10 ft) sections of straight... mean data and that ail three factors (duct size, duct type and air flow volume) contribute to this difference. Three sections of each type (flexible and galvanized) and size (152 and 203 sws) duct were tested in 90 degree elbows at five different r/d...

  19. Flexible profile approach to the conjugate heat transfer problem

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    M. -N. Sabry

    2008-01-07

    The flexible profile approach proposed earlier to create CTM (compact or reduced order thermal models) is extended to cover the area of conjugate heat transfer. The flexible profile approach is a methodology that allows building a highly boundary conditions independent CTM, with any desired degree of accuracy, that may adequately replace detailed 3D models for the whole spectrum of applications in which the modeled object may be used. The extension to conjugate problems radically solves the problem of interfacing two different domains. Each domain, fluid or solid, can be "compacted" independently creating two CTM that can be joined together to produce reliable results for any arbitrary set of external boundary conditions.

  20. A Framework for Flexible Access Control in Digital Library Systems

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    Ray, Indrajit

    A Framework for Flexible Access Control in Digital Library Systems Indrajit Ray and Sudip. Traditional access control models are often found to be inadequate for digital libraries. This is because the user population for digital libraries is very dynamic and not completely known in advance. In addition

  1. Orthogonal Capability Building Blocks for Flexible AHS Deployment

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    Koopman, Philip

    , orthogonal building blocks #12;2 INTRODUCTION Reaping the full benefits of an Automated Highway System (AHS1 Orthogonal Capability Building Blocks for Flexible AHS Deployment Philip Koopman Michelle Bayouth, PA 15213 USA Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA ABSTRACT Once a baseline level of full automation is possible

  2. Carbon 40 (2002) 22852289 Flexible graphite as a heating element

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    Chung, Deborah D.L.

    2002-01-01

    of aircraft [20,21] and the the plane of the sheet [5,6]. Due to the graphite layers heating of floors, pipes, is corrosion-resistant, does not need to be encased flexible graphite is electrically and thermally conductive

  3. Flexible LEDs bring light to fingertips Oct 19, 2010

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    Rogers, John A.

    Flexible LEDs bring light to fingertips Oct 19, 2010 Glowing gloves Light-emitting diodes ­ or LEDs counterparts, known as holes, are driven into the well where they combine to emit light. LEDs are normally made that is populated with red LEDs. Stitches incorporating these tiny light emitters have been inserted

  4. A Flexible Approach to Constructing Virtual Reuse Libraries

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    Kelly, Tim

    A Flexible Approach to Constructing Virtual Reuse Libraries Tim Kelly, Wing Lam, Ben Whittle Rolls.york.ac.uk:6666/utc/utc.html The development and population of a reuse library is likely to be the largest investment that an organisation will make in adopting reuse. The content of the library is potentially vast

  5. A flexible model for Web service discovery Ruben Lara1

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    A flexible model for Web service discovery Rub´en Lara1 , Miguel ´Angel Corella2 and Pablo Castells for different trade-offs between the accuracy of discovery results and the efficiency of the discovery process on previous works ([13, 14, 16, 17]), we propose a Web service discovery model with some features that we

  6. Flexible fiber batteries for applications in smart textiles

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    Skorobogatiy, Maksim

    Flexible fiber batteries for applications in smart textiles Hang Qu1 , Oleg Semenikhin2 and Maksim as electrolyte, and it is introduced into the battery after the drawing process. The capacity of a 1 m long fiber battery is measured to be 10 mAh. We also detail assembly and optimization of the electrical circuitry

  7. AIAA-2000-0030 Multi-Flexible-Body Analysis for

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    Patil, Mayuresh

    are being designed for power generation on land and off shore. Though wind turbines do not require any formAIAA-2000-0030 Multi-Flexible-Body Analysis for Application to Wind-Turbine Control Design Dewey H's operational life to be as long as possible. The wind turbine performance is related to vari- ous design

  8. AIAA 20010064 Multi-Flexible-Body Dynamic Analysis of

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    Patil, Mayuresh

    disciplines, including, atmospheric modeling, wind-turbine struc- tural and aerodynamic modeling, energyAIAA 2001­0064 Multi-Flexible-Body Dynamic Analysis of Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines Mayuresh J-0150 ABSTRACT A dynamic stability analysis is presented for a horizontal-axis wind turbine modeled as a multi

  9. Frequency Regulation from Flexible Loads: Potential, Economics, and Implementation

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    Sanandaji, Borhan M.

    Frequency Regulation from Flexible Loads: Potential, Economics, and Implementation He Hao1,, Borhan potential for providing regulation reserve to the grid. This paper aims to provide a foundation for a practical method of enabling TCLs to provide regulation service. We study the economic, regulatory

  10. Flexible Resource Allocation for Multicast in OFDMA based Wireless Networks

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    New South Wales, University of

    Flexible Resource Allocation for Multicast in OFDMA based Wireless Networks Sanjay Jha and Xin Zhao) to minimise the total transmission power with the constraints on user's data rate or bit error rate [12], and 2) to maximise system throughput with the constraints on total transmission power or user

  11. Using Flexible Pipe (poly-pipe) with Surface Irrigation (Spanish) 

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    Enciso, Juan; Peries, Xavier

    2005-10-05

    ?ste se vende tubo flexible (politubo) riego superficial Usando en el con una longitud est?ndar de 1,320 pies (402 m). Los politubos generalmente vienen en uno o dos colores, blanco o azul. Los tapones se utilizan para...

  12. Financial Flexibility, Risk Management, and Payout Choice* Alice Adams Bonaim

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    Financial Flexibility, Risk Management, and Payout Choice* Alice Adams Bonaimé University.hankins@uky.edu Jarrad Harford University of Washington Email: jarrad@uw.edu August 2011 Abstract: Risk management of hedging and for other determinants of payout policy and risk management, including institutional ownership

  13. Experimental investigation of a horizontal flexible-membrane wave barrier 

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    Choi, Hae-Jin

    1997-01-01

    A series of experiments is conducted in a two-dimensional glass-walled wave tank to confirm numerical solutions based on two-dimensional linear hydro-elastic theory for a horizontal flexible-membrane wave barrier. The model test is performed by a...

  14. ORIGINAL PAPER Flexible product platforms: framework and case study

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    and manufacturing strategies. Two of the more successful strategies were the lean manufacturing strategy (Womack et (Sanderson and Uzumeri 1997). Manufacturers were forced to seek more efficient and flexible product design al. 1991) and the product platform strategy (Meyer and Lehnerd 1997; Bremmer 1999). The lean

  15. Thin film with oriented cracks on a flexible substrate

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    Feng, Bao; McGilvray, Andrew; Shi, Bo

    2010-07-27

    A thermoelectric film is disclosed. The thermoelectric film includes a substrate that is substantially electrically non-conductive and flexible and a thermoelectric material that is deposited on at least one surface of the substrate. The thermoelectric film also includes multiple cracks oriented in a predetermined direction.

  16. Measuring Flexibility in Software Project Muhammad Ali Khan

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    de Leon, Alex R.

    the quality of a software project schedule. Most of the existing measures of schedule quality define-factoring [4], global software development [5, 6] and open source initiative [7], to develop quality software1 Measuring Flexibility in Software Project Schedules Muhammad Ali Khan Department of Mathematics

  17. Flexible pipe crawling device having articulated two axis coupling

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    Zollinger, W.T.

    1994-05-10

    An apparatus is described for moving through the linear and non-linear segments of piping systems. The apparatus comprises a front leg assembly, a rear leg assembly, a mechanism for extension and retraction of the front and rear leg assembles with respect to each other, such as an air cylinder, and a pivoting joint. One end of the flexible joint attaches to the front leg assembly and the other end to the air cylinder, which is also connected to the rear leg assembly. The air cylinder allows the front and rear leg assemblies to progress through a pipe in inchworm' fashion, while the joint provides the flexibility necessary for the pipe crawler to negotiate non-linear piping segments. The flexible connecting joint is coupled with a spring-force suspension system that urges alignment of the front and rear leg assemblies with respect to each other. The joint and suspension system cooperate to provide a firm yet flexible connection between the front and rear leg assemblies to allow the pivoting of one with respect to the other while moving around a non-linear pipe segment, but restoring proper alignment coming out of the pipe bend. 4 figures.

  18. Thin, Flexible Secondary Li-Ion Paper Liangbing Hu,

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    Cui, Yi

    can be paper- thin, flexible, lightweight and manufactured by a low cost, roll-to-roll printing for su- percapacitors.6 We recently demonstrated that paper coated with CNTs or silver nanowires can coating and peeling process. The double layer films were laminated onto commercial paper, and the paper

  19. FlexibleSUSY -- A spectrum generator generator for supersymmetric models

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    Peter Athron; Jae-hyeon Park; Dominik Stöckinger; Alexander Voigt

    2015-03-18

    We introduce FlexibleSUSY, a Mathematica and C++ package, which generates a fast, precise C++ spectrum generator for any SUSY model specified by the user. The generated code is designed with both speed and modularity in mind, making it easy to adapt and extend with new features. The model is specified by supplying the superpotential, gauge structure and particle content in a SARAH model file; specific boundary conditions e.g. at the GUT, weak or intermediate scales are defined in a separate FlexibleSUSY model file. From these model files, FlexibleSUSY generates C++ code for self-energies, tadpole corrections, renormalization group equations (RGEs) and electroweak symmetry breaking (EWSB) conditions and combines them with numerical routines for solving the RGEs and EWSB conditions simultaneously. The resulting spectrum generator is then able to solve for the spectrum of the model, including loop-corrected pole masses, consistent with user specified boundary conditions. The modular structure of the generated code allows for individual components to be replaced with an alternative if available. FlexibleSUSY has been carefully designed to grow as alternative solvers and calculators are added. Predefined models include the MSSM, NMSSM, E$_6$SSM, USSM, R-symmetric models and models with right-handed neutrinos.

  20. Termination Casts: A Flexible Approach to Termination with General Recursion

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    Weirich, Stephanie

    distinguishes terminating terms and total functions from possibly diverging terms and partial functionsTermination Casts: A Flexible Approach to Termination with General Recursion Aaron Stump Computer type-form "Terminates t", expressing that term t is terminating; and then allow terms t to be coerced

  1. Minimax Design of Robust Controllers for Flexible Systems Tarunraj Singh

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    Singh, Tarunraj

    Minimax Design of Robust Controllers for Flexible Systems Tarunraj Singh Associate Professor to damping or natural frequency, to zero. Singh and Vadali [6] arrived at the same results of Singer] etc. Liu and Singh [2] extended this idea to nonlinear systems undergoing rest-to-rest maneuver

  2. Mining Frequent Items in a Stream Using Flexible Windows

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    Antwerpen, Universiteit

    Mining Frequent Items in a Stream Using Flexible Windows (Extended Abstract) Toon Calders, Nele Dexters and Bart Goethals University of Antwerp, Belgium firstname.lastname@ua.ac.be Abstract. 1 Introduction Mining frequent items over a stream of items presents interesting new challenges over

  3. Flexible sequence similarity searching with the FASTA3 program package

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    Humphrey, Marty

    1 Flexible sequence similarity searching with the FASTA3 program package William R. Pearson questions, such as: "Which FASTA program should I use?", "What threshold should I use for statistical, fasty3, tfastx3, and tfasty3, and the program for estimating statistical significance from shuffled

  4. Flexible plastic solar cells offer great advantages when compared with

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    Langendoen, Koen

    Flexible plastic solar cells offer great advantages when compared with traditional silicon solar for a solar cell: extremely easy to produce, very cheap and with good perspectives for high efficiencies. Since ten years considerable progress has been made in developing new and very promising types of solar

  5. Flexible Analysis of Plant Genomes in a Database Management System

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    Teubner, Jens

    Flexible Analysis of Plant Genomes in a Database Management System Sebastian Dorok Bayer Pharma AG.de Gunter Saake University of Magdeburg Germany gunter.saake@ovgu.de ABSTRACT Analysis of genomes has a wide, a typical use case is comparing two plant genomes and try to deduce which genes are responsible

  6. Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice (Revised)

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    Not Available

    2008-06-01

    Clean Cities fact sheet describing aspects of flexible fuel vehicles such as use of E85, special features, benefits of use, costs, and fueling locations. It includes discussion on performance and how to identify these vehicles as well as listing additional resources.

  7. Pricing Multicasting in More Flexible Network Models Micah Adler

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    and Shenker [11]. They consider two pricing mechanisms: Marginal Cost and Shapley Value, and provide efficientPricing Multicasting in More Flexible Network Models Micah Adler Dan Rubenstein ¡ Abstract The problem of designing efficient algorithms for sharing the cost of multicasting has recently seen

  8. How intimacy affects resource conceptualization 

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    Dunn, Allison L

    2001-01-01

    six separate resource classes: Love, Status, Services, Information, Goods and Money. Love is defined as an expression of affection regard, warmth, or comfort; Status is an expression of evaluative judgment which conveys high or low prestige, regard..., or esteem; Information includes advice, opinions, instruction, or enlightenment, but excludes those behaviors which could be classed as love or status; Money is any coin, currency, or token which has some standard unit of exchange value; Goods...

  9. Nuclear hydrogen: An assessment of product flexibility and market viability Audun Botterud a,, Bilge Yildiz b

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    Yildiz, Bilge

    for nuclear energy technologies in general, ranging from waste management to proliferation. HoweverNuclear hydrogen: An assessment of product flexibility and market viability Audun Botterud a Available online 27 August 2008 Keywords: Nuclear hydrogen and electricity production Product flexibility

  10. Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions - Presentation...

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

    Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions - Presentation by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), June 2011 Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions -...

  11. Flexible casting of modular self-aligning microfluidic assembly blocks Sean M. Langelier,a

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    Walter, Nils G.

    Flexible casting of modular self-aligning microfluidic assembly blocks Sean M. Langelier,a Eric and extraction of MABs using flexible casting trays, (2) use of pre-coated substrates for simultaneous assembly

  12. xMDFF: molecular dynamics flexible fitting of low-resolution...

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    xMDFF: molecular dynamics flexible fitting of low-resolution X-ray structures Citation Details In-Document Search Title: xMDFF: molecular dynamics flexible fitting of...

  13. Flexible Pipelining Design for Recursive Variable Expansion Zubair Nawaz, Thomas Marconi, Koen Bertels

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    Bertels, Koen

    Flexible Pipelining Design for Recursive Variable Expansion Zubair Nawaz, Thomas Marconi, Koen area by doing loops parallelization with extensive use of pipelining. This paper presents an automated flexible pipeline design algorithm for our unique acceleration technique called Recursive Variable

  14. Deadlock Avoidance in Sequential Resource Allocation Systems with Multiple Resource Acquisitions and Flexible Routings

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    Reveliotis, Spiridon "Spyros"

    resource acquisitions and flexible routings. First, a new siphon-based characterization for the liveness allocations and no routing flexibility. The last part of the paper exploits the aforementioned siphon- based

  15. Numerical models for scoring failures of flexible metal to metal face seals

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    Hong, Jinchul, 1977-

    2005-01-01

    The flexible metal to metal face seals (FMMFS) has unique features including much more flexibility in the circumferential direction than in the radial direction, identical rotating and stationary seals, and a loading ...

  16. Operational flexibility on complex enterprises : case studies from recent military operations

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    Dickmann, John Q

    2009-01-01

    An emerging requirement for 21st century enterprises is operational flexibility, a requirement particularly important for the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD). To achieve flexibility, most practice and research emphasizes ...

  17. Vortex-induced vibration of flexible cylinders in time-varying flows

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    Resvanis, Themistocles L

    2014-01-01

    This thesis investigates two aspects of Vortex-Induced Vibrations (VIV) on long flexible cylinders. The work is split into a minor and major part. The minor part addresses the effect of Reynolds number on flexible cylinder ...

  18. Complexity and Algorithms for Two-Stage Flexible Flowshop Scheduling with Availability Constraints

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    Xie, Jinxing

    Complexity and Algorithms for Two-Stage Flexible Flowshop Scheduling with Availability Constraints problem with availability constraints. We discuss the complexity and the approximability of the problem cases of the problem. Keywords: Scheduling; Flexible flowshop; Availability constraints; Approximability

  19. 2003 --Ninth Americas Conference on Information Systems 1653 FLEXIBILITY AND COST IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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    Walden, Eric

    , outsourcing, economic models, flexibility, base cost Introduction Information technology (IT) outsourcing2003 -- Ninth Americas Conference on Information Systems 1653 FLEXIBILITY AND COST IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OUTSOURCING: BALANCING OPPOSING GOALS Param V. Singh Jerry Rawls College of Business Texas Tech

  20. Importance of Flexible Electricity Supply: Solar Integration Series. 1 of 3 (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2011-05-01

    The first out of a series of three fact sheets describing the importance of flexible electricity supply.

  1. FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF 3-D ALL POLYMER FLEXIBLE SOLAR CELL

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    Kassegne, Samuel Kinde

    FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF 3-D ALL POLYMER FLEXIBLE SOLAR CELL _______________ A Thesis and Characterization of 3-D All Polymer Flexible Solar Cell by Krishna Ashwinbhai Desai Master of Science in Mechanical (Polyethylene terephthalate) as a flexible substrate, a potentially wearable organic solar cell is enabled

  2. Fully Printed, High Performance Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors on Flexible Substrates

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    Javey, Ali

    range of large-area electronic applications based on carbon nanotube networks. KEYWORDS: Flexible using SWNT TFTs has been shown.1,5,7,8 In order to enable the use of flexible electronics for largeFully Printed, High Performance Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors on Flexible Substrates Pak

  3. A Flexible Active-Matrix Electronic Paper With Integrated Display Driver Using The -Czochralski

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    A Flexible Active-Matrix Electronic Paper With Integrated Display Driver Using The µ on the display itself. The display is flexible, including the driving electronics. Technology used offers great possibilities for future applications e.g. flexible electronics, three dimensional IC, System-on-Panel, ultra

  4. Fig.1: Optical photograph of the EHD micropumps fabricated on a flexible Parylene-C substrate

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    Dokmeci, Mehmet

    or flexible electronics is to fabricate organic field effect transistors and display panels directlyFig.1: Optical photograph of the EHD micropumps fabricated on a flexible Parylene-C substrate An Electrohydrodynamic Micropump for On-Chip Fluid Pumping on a Flexible Parylene Substrate Chia-Ling Chen1,* , Student

  5. Design Considerations for Digital Circuits Using Organic Thin Film Transistors on a Flexible Substrate

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    Qiu, Qinru

    . INTRODUCTION Flexible electronics is a new technology for building electronic circuits by depositing electronic-based electronics, flexible electronics has the following advantages. First of all, it can take variable forms-area applications. Two of the often-discussed application drivers for flexible electronics are: radio

  6. GEOMETRIC CHARACTERIZATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF 3D ORGANIC FLEXIBLE SOLAR CELLS

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    Kassegne, Samuel Kinde

    GEOMETRIC CHARACTERIZATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF 3D ORGANIC FLEXIBLE SOLAR CELLS Characterization and Optimization of 3D Organic Flexible Solar Cells by Ashish K. Gaikwad Master of Science of flexible organic solar cells, micro-fabricated using novel microfabrication procedures. A fully functional

  7. SCALING-UP OF NEW GENERATION OF 3D FLEXIBLE ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS

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    Kassegne, Samuel Kinde

    SCALING-UP OF NEW GENERATION OF 3D FLEXIBLE ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS _______________ A Thesis Presented Generation of 3D Flexible Organic Solar Cell _____________________________________________ Samuel Kinde Engineering San Diego State University, 2012 Scaling-up of New Generation of 3D Flexible Organic Solar Cells

  8. Achieving Flexibility in Direct-Manipulation Programming Environments by Relaxing the Edit-Time Grammar

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    Goldman, Kenneth J.

    Achieving Flexibility in Direct-Manipulation Programming Environments by Relaxing the Edit editing and flexibility, particularly in live development environments. JPie is a graphical programming. However, if a DMPE requires that programs always be in an executable state, editing is less flexible

  9. Treatment of a malignant esophageal fistula with a Gore-Tex-covered flexible nitinol stent

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    Kishi, Kazushi; Takeuchi, Taizo; Sonomura, Tetsuo; Kimura, Masashi; Kita, Keisuke; Sato, Morio; Terada, Masaki [Wakayama Medical College, Department of Radiology (Japan)

    1997-01-15

    In order to treat fistulated esophageal cancer using a flexible stent, a covered flexible stent was constructed by wrapping a nitinol stent with a thin sheet of Gore-Tex, preserving the stents original advantages of flexibility and a low-profile introducer system. This stent was used to perform standard radiotherapy in a case of fistulated esophageal cancer.

  10. Flexible fiber batteries for applications in smart textiles

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    Qu, Hang; Rolland, Julien; Vlad, Alexandru; Gohy, Jean-François; Skorobogatiy, Maksim

    2013-01-01

    Here we discuss two alternative approaches for building flexible batteries for applications in smart textiles. The first approach uses well-studied inorganic electrochemistry (Al-NaOCl galvanic cell) and innovative packaging in order to produce batteries in a slender and flexible fiber form that can be further weaved directly into the textiles. During fabrication process the battery electrodes are co-drawn within a microstructured polymer fiber, which is later filled with liquid electrolyte. The second approach describes Li-ion chemistry within solid polymer electrolytes that are used to build a fully solid and soft rechargeable battery that can be furthermore stitched onto a textile, or integrated as stripes during weaving process.

  11. Flexible semi-transparent organic spin valve based on bathocuproine

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    Sun, Xiangnan; Bedoya-Pinto, Amilcar; Llopis, Roger; Casanova, Fèlix; Hueso, Luis E.

    2014-08-25

    Organic semiconductors are attractive materials for advanced spintronic applications due to their long spin lifetimes and, simultaneously, their mechanical flexibility. With the aim of combining these advantages in a single device, we report on the fabrication and properties of a mechanically flexible bathocuproine-based spin valve. This organic spin device shows great stability on both electrical and magneto-transport properties upon mechanical bending at different radius (up to r?=?5?mm), while featuring long-lasting endurance (on bending over 50 times). The room-temperature magnetoresistance ratio reaches up to 3.5%, and is notably preserved under air atmosphere. The observation of spin transport at room-temperature, combined with the outstanding mechanical properties and air stability, highlights the potential of bathocuproine-based spin devices towards applications.

  12. Flexible A-15 superconducting tape via the amorphous state

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    Clapp, M.T.; Shi, D.

    1985-05-15

    The melt spinning technique was used to rapidly solidify superconducting materials. In the Ti/sub 3/Nb/sub 6/Mo/sub 3/Si/sub 4/ alloy system, it was possible to form metastable A-15 and amorphous ribbons as the quenching rate was increased. The liquid-quenched A-15 ribbons were extremely brittle, which is typical of this crystal structure. The metastable A-15 phase could also be formed by annealing the amorphous ribbons. These, however, were far more flexible, their percent elongation being up to 30 times greater than that of the liquid quenched A-15's. The flexibility appeared to depend on grain size, and increased as the grain size decreased. This is consistent with behavior observed in other brittle materials of a brittle to ductile transition as a function of grain size.

  13. Fast-ion conduction and flexibility of glassy networks

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    Deassy I. Novita; P. Boolchand; M. Malki; M. Micoulaut

    2007-09-27

    We observe two thresholds in the variations of electrical conductivity of dry solid electrolyte (AgI)x(AgPO3)1-x glasses, when the AgI additive concentration x increases to 9.5% and to 37.8%. Raman scattering complemented by calorimetric measurements confirm that these thresholds are signatures of the rigidity phase transitions; at x = 9.5% from a stressed rigid to an isostatically (stress free) rigid phase, and at x = 37.8% from isostatically rigid to a flexible phase. In the flexible phase, the electrical conductivity seems to increase as a power of x, this is in good agreement with the theoretical prediction based on 3d percolation.

  14. Mechanically flexible organic electroluminescent device with directional light emission

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    Duggal, Anil Raj; Shiang, Joseph John; Schaepkens, Marc

    2005-05-10

    A mechanically flexible and environmentally stable organic electroluminescent ("EL") device with directional light emission comprises an organic EL member disposed on a flexible substrate, a surface of which is coated with a multilayer barrier coating which includes at least one sublayer of a substantially transparent organic polymer and at least one sublayer of a substantially transparent inorganic material. The device includes a reflective metal layer disposed on the organic EL member opposite to the substrate. The reflective metal layer provides an increased external quantum efficiency of the device. The reflective metal layer and the multilayer barrier coating form a seal around the organic EL member to reduce the degradation of the device due to environmental elements.

  15. Three dimensional instability of flexible ferromagnetic filament loop

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    K. ?rglis; R. Livanovi?s; A. C?bers

    2010-09-07

    Dynamics of flexible ferromagnetic filaments in an external magnetic field is considered. We report the existence of a buckling instability of the ferromagnetic filament at the magnetic field reversion, which leads to the formation of a metastable loop. Its relaxation through three dimensional transformation of the configurations is observed experimentally and confirmed by numerical simulations. Bending modulus of the flexible ferromagnetic filaments synthesized by linking micron size core-shell ferromagnetic particles with DNA fragments is estimated by comparison of the parameters of the loops observed in the experiment with theoretical calculations. Formation of the loop and its relaxation are characterized by the numerically calculated writhe number. The relaxation time of the loop allows us to estimate the hydrodynamic drag of the filament.

  16. The Integrated Waste Tracking System - A Flexible Waste Management Tool

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    Anderson, Robert Stephen

    2001-02-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has fully embraced a flexible, computer-based tool to help increase waste management efficiency and integrate multiple operational functions from waste generation through waste disposition while reducing cost. The Integrated Waste Tracking System (IWTS)provides comprehensive information management for containerized waste during generation,storage, treatment, transport, and disposal. The IWTS provides all information necessary for facilities to properly manage and demonstrate regulatory compliance. As a platformindependent, client-server and Web-based inventory and compliance system, the IWTS has proven to be a successful tracking, characterization, compliance, and reporting tool that meets the needs of both operations and management while providing a high level of management flexibility.

  17. A Flexible, Low Cost, Beam Loss Monitor Evaluation System

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    Hoyes, George Garnet; Pimol, Piti; Juthong, Nawin; Attaphibal, Malee

    2007-01-19

    A flexible, low cost, Beam Loss Monitor (BLM) Evaluation System based on Bergoz BLMs has been developed. Monitors can easily be moved to any location for beam loss investigations and/or monitor usefulness evaluations. Different PC pulse counting cards are compared and tested for this application using the display software developed based on LabVIEW. Beam problems uncovered with this system are presented.

  18. Semiconductor-based, large-area, flexible, electronic devices

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    Goyal, Amit (Knoxville, TN)

    2011-03-15

    Novel articles and methods to fabricate the same resulting in flexible, large-area, triaxially textured, single-crystal or single-crystal-like, semiconductor-based, electronic devices are disclosed. Potential applications of resulting articles are in areas of photovoltaic devices, flat-panel displays, thermophotovoltaic devices, ferroelectric devices, light emitting diode devices, computer hard disc drive devices, magnetoresistance based devices, photoluminescence based devices, non-volatile memory devices, dielectric devices, thermoelectric devices and quantum dot laser devices.

  19. OSCAR4: a flexible architecture for chemical text-mining

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    Jessop, David M; Adams, Sam; Willighagen, Egon L; Hawizy, Lezan; Murray-Rust, Peter

    2011-07-04

    1 OSCAR4: a flexible architecture for chemical text-mining Authors: David M. Jessop, Sam Adams, Egon L.Willighagen, Lezan Hawizy, Peter Murray-Rust* Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road... for chemical natural language processing, but early attempts to develop software using it as a library rather than as a standalone application – the ChemicalTagger14 and PatentEye32 33 projects – exposed weaknesses in the code in this regard. The architecture...

  20. Measure Guideline: Optimizing the Configuration of Flexible Duct Junction Boxes

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    Beach, R.; Burdick, A.

    2014-03-01

    This measure guideline offers additional recommendations to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system designers for optimizing flexible duct, constant-volume HVAC systems using junction boxes within Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual D guidance (Rutkowski, H. Manual D -- Residential Duct Systems, 3rd edition, Version 1.00. Arlington, VA: Air Conditioning Contractors of America, 2009.). IBACOS used computational fluid dynamics software to explore and develop guidance to better control the airflow effects of factors that may impact pressure losses within junction boxes among various design configurations (Beach, R., Prahl, D., and Lange, R. CFD Analysis of Flexible Duct Junction Box Design. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, submitted for publication 2013). These recommendations can help to ensure that a system aligns more closely with the design and the occupants' comfort expectations. Specifically, the recommendations described herein show how to configure a rectangular box with four outlets, a triangular box with three outlets, metal wyes with two outlets, and multiple configurations for more than four outlets. Designers of HVAC systems, contractors who are fabricating junction boxes on site, and anyone using the ACCA Manual D process for sizing duct runs will find this measure guideline invaluable for more accurately minimizing pressure losses when using junction boxes with flexible ducts.

  1. RELIABLE RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTION OF FLEXIBLE RISERS FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY

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    Almeida, Romulo M.; Rebello, Joao Marcos A. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering COPPE/UFRJ-Federal University of Rio de Janeiro P.O. Box 68505 CEP 21941-972, Rio de Janeiro RJ (Brazil); Vaz, Murilo A. [Department of Ocean Engineering-COPPE/UFRJ (Brazil)

    2010-02-22

    Flexible risers are composite tubular structures manufactured by the concentric assemblage of cylindrical polymeric and helically wound metallic layers employed to convey pressurized fluids such as oil, gas and water in the ocean environment. The metallic layers account for the flexible risers' structural strength and are dimensioned according to the static and dynamic loads. They are usually installed in a free hanging catenary configuration and are subjected to the direct action of waves and marine currents and wave induced motions from the oil production platform. The fatigue rupture of wire armours in the end fitting or within the riser segment protected by the bend stiffener is an object of major concern. Integrity models have been developed, however inspection techniques are mandatory to ensure that failure is detected. Gammagraphy has been used as a common inspection technique in all regions of the flexible riser, mainly with the single wall-single view method. On the other side, there is not any qualified radiographic procedure to this kind of structure. Radiographic simulation was adopted and its validation with actual gammagraphies and establishment of radiographic parameters to complex radiation geometries were done. Results show the viability of the radiographic inspection analyzing the armour wires' rupture and the displacement between wires.

  2. Flexible Coal: Evolution from Baseload to Peaking Plant (Brochure)

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    Cochran, J.; Lew, D.; Kumar, N.

    2013-12-01

    Twenty-first century power systems, with higher penetration levels of low-carbon energy, smart grids, and other emerging technologies, will favor resources that have low marginal costs and provide system flexibility (e.g., the ability to cycle on and off to follow changes in variable renewable energy plant output). Questions remain about both the fate of coal plants in this scenario and whether they can cost-effectively continue to operate if they cycle routinely. The experience from the CGS plant demonstrates that coal plants can become flexible resources. This flexibility - namely the ability to cycle on and off and run at lower output (below 40% of capacity) - requires limited hardware modifications but extensive modifications to operational practice. Cycling does damage the plant and impact its life expectancy compared to baseload operations. Nevertheless, strategic modifications, proactive inspections and training programs, among other operational changes to accommodate cycling, can minimize the extent of damage and optimize the cost of maintenance. CGS's cycling, but not necessarily the associated price tag, is replicable. Context - namely, power market opportunities and composition of the generation fleet - will help determine for other coal plants the optimal balance between the level of cycling-related forced outages and the level of capital investment required to minimize those outages. Replicating CGS's experience elsewhere will likely require a higher acceptance of forced outages than regulators and plant operators are accustomed to; however, an increase in strategic maintenance can minimize the impact on outage rates.

  3. 4, 30553085, 2007 Winter climate affects

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    Boyer, Edmond

    HESSD 4, 3055­3085, 2007 Winter climate affects long-term trends in stream water nitrate H. A. de and Earth System Sciences Winter climate affects long-term trends in stream water nitrate in acid Winter climate affects long-term trends in stream water nitrate H. A. de Wit et al. Title Page Abstract

  4. Solvation Free Energies of Alanine Peptides: The Effect of Flexibility

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    Kokubo, Hironori; Harris, Robert C.; Asthagiri, Dilip; Pettitt, Bernard M.

    2013-12-03

    The electrostatic (?Gel), cavity-formation (?Gvdw), and total (?G) solvation free energies for 10 alanine peptides ranging in length (n) from 1 to 10 monomers were calculated. The free energies were computed both with xed, extended conformations of the peptides and again for some of the peptides without constraints. The solvation free energies, ?Gel, ?Gvdw, and ?G, were found to be linear in n, with the slopes of the best-fit lines being gamma_el, gamma_vdw, and gamma, respectively. Both gamma_el and gamma were negative for fixed and flexible peptides, and gamma_vdw was negative for fixed peptides. That gamma_vdw was negative was surprising, as experimental data on alkanes, theoretical models, and MD computations on small molecules and model systems generally suggest that gamma_vdw should be positive. A negative gamma_vdw seemingly contradicts the notion that ?Gvdw drives the initial collapse of the protein when it folds by favoring conformations with small surface areas, but when we computed ?Gvdw for the flexible peptides, thereby allowing the peptides to assume natural ensembles of more compact conformations, gamma-vdw was positive. Because most proteins do not assume extended conformations, a ?Gvdw that increases with increasing surface area may be typical for globular proteins. An alternative hypothesis is that the collapse is driven by intramolecular interactions. We show that the intramolecular van der Waal's interaction energy is more favorable for the flexible than for the extended peptides, seemingly favoring this hypothesis, but the large fluctuations in this energy may make attributing the collapse of the peptide to this intramolecular energy difficult.

  5. Means to flexibly attach lens frames to temple members

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    Smith, Harry D. (Richland, WA)

    1995-01-01

    The invention is a band hinge for flexibly connecting the temple member to the lens frame thereby preventing damage from inadvertent pressure or cyclic wear. A distinguishing feature of the invention is the use of a band hinge that holds together the temple member and the lens frame without the use of a pin or screw hinging mechanism. The invention allows for a high degree of freedom of movement for the temple member with respect to the lens frame which will prevent most forms of damages to the glasses from these types of events.

  6. Flexible edge seal for vacuum insulating glazing units

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    Bettger, Kenneth J.; Stark, David H.

    2012-12-11

    A flexible edge seal is provided for a vacuum insulating glazing unit having a first glass pane and a second glass pane spaced-apart from the first. The edge seal comprises a seal member formed of a hermetically bondable material and having a first end, a second end and a center section disposed therebetween. The first end is hermetically bondable to a first glass pane. The second end is hermetically bondable to a second glass pane. The center section comprises a plurality of convolutes.

  7. Flexible metallic seal for transition duct in turbine system

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    Flanagan, James Scott; LeBegue, Jeffrey Scott; McMahan, Kevin Weston; Dillard, Daniel Jackson; Pentecost, Ronnie Ray

    2014-04-22

    A turbine system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the turbine system includes a transition duct. The transition duct includes an inlet, an outlet, and a passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition duct is offset from the inlet along the longitudinal axis and the tangential axis. The transition duct further includes an interface member for interfacing with a turbine section. The turbine system further includes a flexible metallic seal contacting the interface member to provide a seal between the interface member and the turbine section.

  8. Printable, flexible and stretchable diamond for thermal management

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    Rogers, John A; Kim, Tae Ho; Choi, Won Mook; Kim, Dae Hyeong; Meitl, Matthew; Menard, Etienne; Carlisle, John

    2013-06-25

    Various heat-sinked components and methods of making heat-sinked components are disclosed where diamond in thermal contact with one or more heat-generating components are capable of dissipating heat, thereby providing thermally-regulated components. Thermally conductive diamond is provided in patterns capable of providing efficient and maximum heat transfer away from components that may be susceptible to damage by elevated temperatures. The devices and methods are used to cool flexible electronics, integrated circuits and other complex electronics that tend to generate significant heat. Also provided are methods of making printable diamond patterns that can be used in a range of devices and device components.

  9. Using Flexible Pipe (poly-pipe) with Surface Irrigation 

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    Peries, Xavier; Enciso, Juan

    2005-10-05

    the Correct Type of Poly-pipe The most important of several pipe-selection char- acteristics are thickness and diameter (see Table 1). Thickness determines pipe durability. Some farmers prefer thinner poly-pipe (6 mil); because poly-pipe is sold by weight..., they can save money by econo- mizing on thickness. Poly-pipes also come in larger thicknesses (15 mil), allowing more pressure to be contained (up to 5 feet of water head or 2.15 psi). Flexible Pipe (poly-pipe) Surface Irrigation...

  10. Non-pulsed electrochemical impregnation of flexible metallic battery plaques

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    Maskalick, Nicholas J. (Pittsburgh, PA)

    1982-01-01

    A method of loading active battery material into porous, flexible, metallic battery plaques, comprises the following steps: precipitating nickel hydroxide active material within the plaque, by making the plaque cathodic, at a high current density, in an electro-precipitation cell also containing a consumable nickel anode and a solution comprising nickel nitrate, having a pH of between 2.0 and 2.8; electrochemically oxidizing the precipitate in caustic formation solution; and repeating the electro-precipitation step at a low current density.

  11. Flexible Work Arrangements Go Outside the Box | GE Global Research

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  12. Reinforced Electrode Architecture for a Flexible Battery with Paperlike Characteristics

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    Gaikwad, AM; Chu, HN; Qeraj, R; Zamarayeva, AM; Steingart, DA

    2013-02-10

    Compliant energy storage has not kept pace with flexible electronics. Herein we demonstrate a technique to reinforce arbitrary battery electrodes by supporting them with mechanically tough, low-cost fibrous membranes, which also serve as the separator. The membranes were laminated to form a full cell, and this stacked membrane reinforcement bears the loads during flexing. This technique was used to make a high energy density, nontoxic Zn-MnO2 battery with printed current collectors. The Zn and MnO2 electrodes were prepared by using a solution-based embedding process. The cell had a nominal potential of 1.5 V and an effective capacity of approximately 3 mA h cm(-2). We investigated the effect of bending and fatigue on the electrochemical performance and mechanical integrity of the battery. The battery was able to maintain its capacity even after 1000 flex cycles to a bend radius of 2.54 cm. The battery showed an improvement in discharge capacity (ca. 10%) if the MnO2 electrode was flexed to tension as a result of the improvement of particle-to-particle contact. In a demonstration, the flexible battery was used to power a light-emitting diode display integrated with a strain sensor and microcontroller.

  13. Semi-flexible bimetal-based thermal energy harvesters

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    Boisseau, S; Monfray, S; Puscasu, O; Skotnicki, T; 10.1088/0964-1726/22/2/025021

    2013-01-01

    This paper introduces a new semi-flexible device able to turn thermal gradients into electricity by using a curved bimetal coupled to an electret-based converter. In fact, a two-steps conversion is carried out: (i) a curved bimetal turns the thermal gradient into a mechanical oscillation that is then (ii) converted into electricity thanks to an electrostatic converter using electrets in Teflon (r). The semi-flexible and low cost design of these new energy converters pave the way to mass production over large areas of thermal energy harvesters. Raw output powers up to 13.46uW per device were reached on a hot source at 60{\\deg}C and forced convection. Then, a DC-to-DC flyback converter has been sized to turn the energy harvesters' raw output powers into a viable supply source for an electronic circuit (DC-3V). At the end, 10uW of directly usable output power were reached with 3 devices, which is compatible with Wireless Sensor Networks powering applications. Please cite as : S Boisseau et al 2013 Smart Mater. S...

  14. Chaotic dynamics of flexible Euler-Bernoulli beams

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    Awrejcewicz, J., E-mail: awrejcew@p.lodz.pl [Department of Automation, Biomechanics and Mechatronics, Lodz University of Technology, 1/15 Stefanowski St., 90-924 Lodz, Poland and Department of Vehicles, Warsaw University of Technology, 84 Narbutta St., 02-524 Warsaw (Poland); Krysko, A. V., E-mail: anton.krysko@gmail.com [Department of Applied Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Saratov State Technical University, Politehnicheskaya 77, 410054 Saratov (Russian Federation); Kutepov, I. E., E-mail: iekutepov@gmail.com; Zagniboroda, N. A., E-mail: tssrat@mail.ru; Dobriyan, V., E-mail: Dobriy88@yandex.ru; Krysko, V. A., E-mail: tak@san.ru [Department of Mathematics and Modeling, Saratov State Technical University, Politehnicheskaya 77, 410054 Saratov (Russian Federation)

    2013-12-15

    Mathematical modeling and analysis of spatio-temporal chaotic dynamics of flexible simple and curved Euler-Bernoulli beams are carried out. The Kármán-type geometric non-linearity is considered. Algorithms reducing partial differential equations which govern the dynamics of studied objects and associated boundary value problems are reduced to the Cauchy problem through both Finite Difference Method with the approximation of O(c{sup 2}) and Finite Element Method. The obtained Cauchy problem is solved via the fourth and sixth-order Runge-Kutta methods. Validity and reliability of the results are rigorously discussed. Analysis of the chaotic dynamics of flexible Euler-Bernoulli beams for a series of boundary conditions is carried out with the help of the qualitative theory of differential equations. We analyze time histories, phase and modal portraits, autocorrelation functions, the Poincaré and pseudo-Poincaré maps, signs of the first four Lyapunov exponents, as well as the compression factor of the phase volume of an attractor. A novel scenario of transition from periodicity to chaos is obtained, and a transition from chaos to hyper-chaos is illustrated. In particular, we study and explain the phenomenon of transition from symmetric to asymmetric vibrations. Vibration-type charts are given regarding two control parameters: amplitude q{sub 0} and frequency ?{sub p} of the uniformly distributed periodic excitation. Furthermore, we detected and illustrated how the so called temporal-space chaos is developed following the transition from regular to chaotic system dynamics.

  15. 25 Year Lifetime for Flexible Buildings Integrated Photovoltaics

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    Gross, Mark E.

    2010-07-10

    Although preliminary proof-of-principle of the efficacy of barrier materials and processes, first developed by Battelle at PNNL and commercialized by Vitex, has been demonstrated at the laboratory scale, there are several challenges to the practical commercial implementation of these developments in the Buildings Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) market. Two important issues that are addressed in this project are identifying a low cost substrate material that can survive in the outside environment (rain, heat, dust, hail, etc.) for 25 years and developing an encapsulation method for the photovoltaic (PV) cells that can meet the required barrier performance without driving the cost of the total barrier package out of range (remaining below $3.00/Wp). Without these solutions, current encapsulation technologies will limit the use of PV for BIPV applications. Flexible, light-weight packaging that can withstand 25 years in the field is required for a totally flexible integrated PV package. The benefit of this research is to make substantial progress in the development of a cost-effective, viable thin film barrier package which will be a critical enabling technology to meet the Solar America Initiative cost and device reliability goals, and to make photovoltaics (PV) more cost-competitive with electricity generated using fossil fuels. Increased PV installations will enable increased US electrical capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil through increased utilization of a widely abundant source of renewable energy (sunlight).

  16. Improved HEPA Filter Technology for Flexible and Rigid Containment Barriers

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    P. A. Pinson

    1998-07-01

    Safety and reliability in glovebox operations can be significantly improved and waste packaging efficiencies can be increased by inserting flexible, lightweight, high capacity HEPA filters into the walls of plastic sheet barriers. This HEPA filter/barrier technology can be adapted to a wide variety of applications: disposable waste bags, protective environmental barriers for electronic equipment, single or multiple use glovebag assemblies, flexible glovebox wall elements, and room partitions. These reliable and inexpensive filtered barriers have many uses in fields such as radioactive waste processing, HVAC filter changeout, vapor or grit blasting, asbestos cleanup, pharmaceutical, medical, biological, and electronic equipment containment. The applications can result in significant cost savings, improved operational reliability and safety, and total waste volume reduction. This technology was developed at the Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W) in 1993 and has been used at ANL-W since then at the TRU Waste Characterization Chamber Gloveboxes. Another 1998 AGS Conference paper titled "TRU Waste Characterization Gloveboxes", presented by Mr. David Duncan of ANL-W, describes these boxes.

  17. Specificity, flexibility and valence of DNA bonds guide emulsion architecture

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    Lang Feng; Lea-Laetitia Pontani; Remi Dreyfus; Paul Chaikin; Jasna Brujic

    2013-03-25

    The specificity and thermal reversibility of DNA interactions have enabled the self-assembly of crystal structures, self-replicating materials and colloidal molecules. Grafting DNA onto liquid interfaces of emulsions leads to exciting new architectural possibilities due to the mobility of the DNA ligands and the patches they form between bound droplets. Here we show that the size and number of these adhesion patches (valency) can be controlled. Valence 2 leads to flexible polymers of emulsion droplets, while valence above 4 leads to rigid droplet networks. A simple thermodynamic model quantitatively describes the increase in the patch size with droplet radii, DNA concentration and the stiffness of the tether to the sticky-end. The patches are formed between droplets with complementary DNA strands or alternatively with complementary colloidal nanoparticles to mediate DNA binding between droplets. This emulsion system opens the route to directed self-assembly of more complex structures through distinct DNA bonds with varying strengths and controlled valence and flexibility.

  18. Separation of polar compounds using a flexible metal-organic framework

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    Motkuri, Radha K.; Thallapally, Praveen K.; Annapureddy, Harsha V.; Dang, Liem X.; Krishna, Rajamani; Nune, Satish K.; Fernandez, Carlos A.; Liu, Jian; McGrail, B. Peter

    2015-01-01

    A flexible metal-organic framework constructed from a flexible linker is shown to possess the capability of separating mixtures of polar compounds by exploiting the differences in the saturation capacities of the constituents. The separation possibilities with the flexible MOF include mixtures of propanol isomers, and various azeotropes. Transient breakthrough simulations show that these sorption-based separations are in favor of the component with higher saturation capacity.

  19. Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...

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    how E85 affects vehicle performance, the costs and benefits of using E85, and how to find E85 station locations. 47505.pdf More Documents & Publications Fuel Economy and Emmissions...

  20. Adhesive flexible barrier film, method of forming same, and organic electronic device including same

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    Blizzard, John Donald; Weidner, William Kenneth

    2013-02-05

    An adhesive flexible barrier film comprises a substrate and a barrier layer disposed on the substrate. The barrier layer is formed from a barrier composition comprising an organosilicon compound. The adhesive flexible barrier film also comprises an adhesive layer disposed on the barrier layer and formed from an adhesive composition. A method of forming the adhesive flexible barrier film comprises the steps of disposing the barrier composition on the substrate to form the barrier layer, disposing the adhesive composition on the barrier layer to form the adhesive layer, and curing the barrier layer and the adhesive layer. The adhesive flexible barrier film may be utilized in organic electronic devices.

  1. Apparatus And Method Of Using Flexible Printed Circuit Board In Optical Transceiver Device

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    Anderson, Gene R. (Albuquerque, NM); Armendariz, Marcelino G. (Albuquerque, NM); Bryan, Robert P. (Albuquerque, NM); Carson, Richard F. (Albuquerque, NM); Duckett, III, Edwin B. (Albuquerque, NM); McCormick, Frederick B. (Albuquerque, NM); Peterson, David W. (Sandia Park, NM); Peterson, Gary D. (Albuquerque, NM); Reysen, Bill H. (Lafayette, CO)

    2005-03-15

    This invention relates to a flexible printed circuit board that is used in connection with an optical transmitter, receiver or transceiver module. In one embodiment, the flexible printed circuit board has flexible metal layers in between flexible insulating layers, and the circuit board comprises: (1) a main body region orientated in a first direction having at least one electrical or optoelectronic device; (2) a plurality of electrical contact pads integrated into the main body region, where the electrical contact pads function to connect the flexible printed circuit board to an external environment; (3) a buckle region extending from one end of the main body region; and (4) a head region extending from one end of the buckle region, and where the head region is orientated so that it is at an angle relative to the direction of the main body region. The electrical contact pads may be ball grid arrays, solder balls or land-grid arrays, and they function to connect the circuit board to an external environment. A driver or amplifier chip may be adapted to the head region of the flexible printed circuit board. In another embodiment, a heat spreader passes along a surface of the head region of the flexible printed circuit board, and a window is formed in the head region of the flexible printed circuit board. Optoelectronic devices are adapted to the head spreader in such a manner that they are accessible through the window in the flexible printed circuit board.

  2. Topsides equipment, operating flexibility key floating LNG design

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    Yost, K.; Lopez, R.; Mok, J.

    1998-03-09

    Use of a large-scale floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is an economical alternative to an onshore plant for producing from an offshore field. Mobil Technology Co., Dallas, has advanced a design for such a plant that is technically feasible, economical, safe, and reliable. Presented were descriptions of the general design basis, hull modeling and testing, topsides and storage layouts, and LNG offloading. But such a design also presents challenges for designing topsides equipment in an offshore environment and for including flexibility and safety. These are covered in this second article. Mobil`s floating LNG plant design calls for a square concrete barge with a moon-pool in the center. It is designed to produce 6 million tons/year of LNG with up to 55,000 b/d of condensate from 1 bcfd of raw feed gas.

  3. Direct printing and reduction of graphite oxide for flexible supercapacitors

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    Jung, Hanyung; Ve Cheah, Chang; Jeong, Namjo; Lee, Junghoon

    2014-08-04

    We report direct printing and photo-thermal reduction of graphite oxide (GO) to obtain a highly porous pattern of interdigitated electrodes, leading to a supercapacitor on a flexible substrate. Key parameters optimized include the amount of GO delivered, the suitable photo-thermal energy level for effective flash reduction, and the substrate properties for appropriate adhesion after reduction. Tests with supercapacitors based on the printed-reduced GO showed performance comparable with commercial supercapacitors: the energy densities were 1.06 and 0.87 mWh/cm{sup 3} in ionic and organic electrolytes, respectively. The versatility in the architecture and choice of substrate makes this material promising for smart power applications.

  4. A genetic algorithm based method for docking flexible molecules

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    Judson, R.S. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Jaeger, E.P.; Treasurywala, A.M. [Sterling-Winthrop Inc., Collegeville, PA (United States)

    1993-11-01

    The authors describe a computational method for docking flexible molecules into protein binding sites. The method uses a genetic algorithm (GA) to search the combined conformation/orientation space of the molecule to find low energy conformation. Several techniques are described that increase the efficiency of the basic search method. These include the use of several interacting GA subpopulations or niches; the use of a growing algorithm that initially docks only a small part of the molecule; and the use of gradient minimization during the search. To illustrate the method, they dock Cbz-GlyP-Leu-Leu (ZGLL) into thermolysin. This system was chosen because a well refined crystal structure is available and because another docking method had previously been tested on this system. Their method is able to find conformations that lie physically close to and in some cases lower in energy than the crystal conformation in reasonable periods of time on readily available hardware.

  5. A Novel Flexible Sinusoidal Probe for Chronic Extracellular Brain Recording

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    Sohal, Harbaljit S; Jackson, Andrew; Baker, Stuart N; O'Neill, Anthony

    2015-01-01

    Current microelectrodes designed to record chronic neural activity suffer from recording instabilities due to the modulus mismatch between the electrode materials and the brain. We sought to address this by microfabricating a novel flexible neural probe. Our probe was fabricated from parylene-C with a WTi metal, using contact photolithography and reactive ion etching, with three design features to address this modulus mismatch: a sinusoidal shaft, a rounded tip and a polyimide anchoring ball. The anchor restricts movement of the electrode recording sites and the shaft accommodates the brain motion. We successfully patterned thick metal and parylene-C layers, with a reliable device release process leading to high functional yield and were able to sample stable neural activity for over 2 years with this probe. We have successfully optimized the fabrication process to produce a reliable probe with high functional yield. This novel reliably microfabricated probe can record stable neural activity for up to two yea...

  6. Flexible nuclear medicine camera and method of using

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    Dilmanian, F. Avraham (Yaphank, NY); Packer, Samuel (Great Neck, NY); Slatkin, Daniel N. (Sound Beach, NY)

    1996-12-10

    A nuclear medicine camera 10 and method of use photographically record radioactive decay particles emitted from a source, for example a small, previously undetectable breast cancer, inside a patient. The camera 10 includes a flexible frame 20 containing a window 22, a photographic film 24, and a scintillation screen 26, with or without a gamma-ray collimator 34. The frame 20 flexes for following the contour of the examination site on the patient, with the window 22 being disposed in substantially abutting contact with the skin of the patient for reducing the distance between the film 24 and the radiation source inside the patient. The frame 20 is removably affixed to the patient at the examination site for allowing the patient mobility to wear the frame 20 for a predetermined exposure time period. The exposure time may be several days for obtaining early qualitative detection of small malignant neoplasms.

  7. Flexible nuclear medicine camera and method of using

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    Dilmanian, F.A.; Packer, S.; Slatkin, D.N.

    1996-12-10

    A nuclear medicine camera and method of use photographically record radioactive decay particles emitted from a source, for example a small, previously undetectable breast cancer, inside a patient. The camera includes a flexible frame containing a window, a photographic film, and a scintillation screen, with or without a gamma-ray collimator. The frame flexes for following the contour of the examination site on the patient, with the window being disposed in substantially abutting contact with the skin of the patient for reducing the distance between the film and the radiation source inside the patient. The frame is removably affixed to the patient at the examination site for allowing the patient mobility to wear the frame for a predetermined exposure time period. The exposure time may be several days for obtaining early qualitative detection of small malignant neoplasms. 11 figs.

  8. Accordian-folded boot shield for flexible swivel connection

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    Hoh, Joseph C. (Naperville, IL)

    1986-01-01

    A flexible swivel boot connector for connecting a first boot shield section to a second boot shield section, both first and second boot sections having openings therethrough, the second boot section having at least two adjacent accordian folds at the end having the opening, the second boot section being positioned through the opening of the first boot section such that a first of the accordian folds is within the first boot section and a second of the accordian folds is outside of the first boot, includes first and second annular discs, the first disc being positioned within and across the first accordian fold, the second disc being positioned within and across the second accordian fold, such that the first boot section is moveably and rigidly connected between the first and second accordian folds of the second boot section.

  9. Flexibility and reliability in long-term planning exercises dedicated to the electricity sector

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Flexibility and reliability in long-term planning exercises dedicated to the electricity sector of these options. This paper focuses on the electricity sector and on problems of flexibility and reliability are assessed through the level of electrical losses they induced and a related cost. These approaches

  10. DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201200529 Quantifying Large Effects of Framework Flexibility on Diffusion in MOFs

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    Nair, Sankar

    as a rigid structure. A small number of computational studies have explored the influence of framework flexibility on molecular diffusion in MOFs.[4] In large-pore materials, the impact of flexibility on dif of interest. It is highly desirable to have efficient and reliable methods that can assess the role of MOF

  11. Spin on dopants for high-performance single-crystal silicon transistors on flexible plastic substrates

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    Rogers, John A.

    Spin on dopants for high-performance single-crystal silicon transistors on flexible plastic February 2005; published online 23 March 2005 Free-standing micro/nanoelements of single-crystal silicon-temperature device substrates, such as plastic, for high-performance mechanically flexible thin-film transistors TFTs

  12. CIGS Solar Cell on Flexible Stainless Steel Substrate Fabricated by Sputtering Method: Simulation and Experimental Results

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    Kanicki, Jerzy

    CIGS Solar Cell on Flexible Stainless Steel Substrate Fabricated by Sputtering Method: Simulation-electronic properties of the Cu(InGa)Se2(CIGS) solar cell fabricated by sputtering method on stainless steel substrate are consistent with each other. 1. Introduction Flexible Cu In Ga Se (CIGS) solar cells are very attractive

  13. A fast, flexible, approximate technique for computing radiative transfer in inhomogeneous cloud fields

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    Robert, Pincus

    A fast, flexible, approximate technique for computing radiative transfer in inhomogeneous cloud.-J. Morcrette, A fast, flexible, approximate technique for computing radiative transfer in inhomogeneous cloud, which computes fluxes at each level. [3] The description of clouds in current LSMs is quite simple: Most

  14. ADHOC MAC: a new, flexible and reliable MAC architecture for ad-hoc networks

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    Borgonovo, Flaminio

    ADHOC MAC: a new, flexible and reliable MAC architecture for ad-hoc networks F. Borgonovo, A, make the design of a prompt, efficient, flexible, and reliable MAC very difficult. An ad hoc network.e., transmissions that reach all terminals within the range allowed by the transmitting power. Due to radio range

  15. Electrostatic Operation and Curvature Modeling for a MEMS Flexible Film Actuator

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    Electrostatic Operation and Curvature Modeling for a MEMS Flexible Film Actuator B. Edmonds, Jr.1 Introduction and Motivation The electrostatic flexible film actuator, also known as an "Artificial Eyelid," is a unique MEMS (MicroElectronic Mechanical System) actuator fabricated from polyimide and thin metal films

  16. A Unifying Framework for Flexible Information Access in Taxonomy-based Sources1

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    Tzitzikas, Yannis

    A Unifying Framework for Flexible Information Access in Taxonomy-based Sources1 Yannis Tzitzikas2 spyratos@lri.fr Abstract. A taxonomy-based source consists of a taxonomy and a database storing objects that are indexed in terms of the taxonomy. For this kind of sources, we describe a flexible interaction scheme

  17. Organization of Octopus Arm Movements: A Model System for Studying the Control of Flexible Arms

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    Organization of Octopus Arm Movements: A Model System for Studying the Control of Flexible Arms, Italy Octopus arm movements provide an extreme example of con- trolled movements of a flexible arm a target were studied. The octopus extends its arm toward the target by a wave-like propagation of a bend

  18. Bending tests of carbon nanotube thin-film transistors on flexible Daniel Pham1

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    Chen, Ray

    Bending tests of carbon nanotube thin-film transistors on flexible substrate Daniel Pham1 , Harish, San Marcos, TX 78666. ABSTRACT Bending tests of carbon nanotube thin-film transistors on flexible substrate have been characterized in this paper. The device channel consisting of dense, aligned, 99% pure

  19. Adhesion transition of flexible sheets Arthur A. Evans1,* and Eric Lauga2,

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    Lauga, Eric

    Adhesion transition of flexible sheets Arthur A. Evans1,* and Eric Lauga2, 1 Department of Physics to precipitate adhesion events between solid bodies. Inspired by a macro- scale experiment showing the hysteretic adhesion of a piece of flexible tape over a plastic substrate, we develop here a model of far-field dry

  20. Flexible High-Output Nanogenerator Based on Lateral ZnO Nanowire Array

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Flexible High-Output Nanogenerator Based on Lateral ZnO Nanowire Array Guang Zhu, Rusen Yang scalable sweeping-printing-method, for fabricating flexible high- output nanogenerator (HONG) that can-circuit voltage of up to 2.03 V and a peak output power density of 11 mW/cm3 have been achieved. The generated

  1. A scalable and flexible hybrid energy storage system design and implementation

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A scalable and flexible hybrid energy storage system design and implementation Younghyun Kim and flexibility. Detailed description on implementation of hybrid energy storage system prototype. Power conversion efficiency and energy storage element characteristics considered. a r t i c l e i n f o Article

  2. Automatic and Flexible: The Case of Non-conscious Goal Pursuit Ran R. Hassin*

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    Bargh, John A.

    Automatic and Flexible: The Case of Non-conscious Goal Pursuit Ran R. Hassin* The Hebrew University this paper suggests that automatic goal pursuit, much like its controlled counterpart, may be flexible. Two understanding of the dichotomy between automatic and controlled processes in general, and for our conception

  3. Product flexibility measurement with enhanced change modes and effects analysis (CMEA)

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    Seepersad, Carolyn Conner

    Product flexibility measurement with enhanced change modes and effects analysis (CMEA) Darren A@mail.utexas.edu. Phone: 512-471-1985. Fax: 512-471-7682. #12;1 Product flexibility measurement with enhanced change modes of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA Product designers seek to create products that are not only robust

  4. Vibration Reduction for Flexible Spacecraft Attitude Control using PWPF Modulator and Smart

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    Vibration Reduction for Flexible Spacecraft Attitude Control using PWPF Modulator and Smart Structures Gangbing Song Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of Akron Akron,Ohio 4 93943 Abstract-This paper presents a new approach to vibration reduction of flexible spacecraft during

  5. Flexible CO2 laser system for fundamental research related to an extreme ultraviolet lithography source

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    Najmabadi, Farrokh

    Flexible CO2 laser system for fundamental research related to an extreme ultraviolet lithography 2009; published online 10 December 2009 A CO2 laser system with flexible parameters was developed 1010 W/cm2 . Utilizing this CO2 MOPA laser system, high conversion efficiency from laser to in-band 2

  6. A FLEXIBLE, MODULAR APPROACH TO INTEGRATED SPACE EXPLORATION CAMPAIGN LOGISTICS MODELING, SIMULATION, AND ANALYSIS

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    A FLEXIBLE, MODULAR APPROACH TO INTEGRATED SPACE EXPLORATION CAMPAIGN LOGISTICS MODELING Students #12;2 A FLEXIBLE, MODULAR APPROACH TO INTEGRATED SPACE EXPLORATION CAMPAIGN LOGISTICS MODELING in Aeronautics and Astronautics #12;3 Abstract A space logistics modeling framework to support space exploration

  7. Mechanics of thin-film transistors and solar cells on flexible substrates

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    Suo, Zhigang

    Mechanics of thin-film transistors and solar cells on flexible substrates Helena Gleskova a,*, I be minimized throughout the fab- rication process. Amorphous silicon thin-film transistors and solar cells rights reserved. Keywords: Amorphous silicon; Thin-film transistor; Solar cell; Flexible electronics 1

  8. Resonant cavity enhanced light harvesting in flexible thin-film organic solar cells

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    Fan, Shanhui

    Resonant cavity enhanced light harvesting in flexible thin-film organic solar cells Nicholas P of solar energy conversion be- cause they use thin films of photoactive material and can be manufactured and photocurrent in flexible organic solar cells. We demonstrate that this enhancement is attributed to a broadband

  9. Thin Flexible Lithium Ion Battery Featuring Graphite Paper Based Current Collectors with Enhanced Conductivity

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    Qu, Hang; Tang, Yufeng; Semenikihin, Oleg; Skorobogatiy, Maksim

    2015-01-01

    A flexible, light weight and high conductivity current collector is the key element that enables fabrication of high performance flexible lithium ion battery. Here we report a thin, light weight and flexible lithium ion battery that uses graphite paper enhanced with a nano-sized metallic layers as the current collector, LiFePO4 and Li4Ti5O12 as the cathode and anode materials, and PE membrane soaked in LiPF6 as a separator. Using thin and flexible graphite paper as a substrate for the current collector instead of a rigid and heavy metal foil enables us to demonstrate a very thin Lithium-Ion Battery into ultra-thin (total thickness including encapsulation layers of less than 250 {\\mu}m) that is also light weight and highly flexible.

  10. Flexible cadmium telluride thin films grown on electron-beam-irradiated graphene/thin glass substrates

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    Seo, Won-Oh; Kim, Jihyun, E-mail: hyunhyun7@korea.ac.kr [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, Anam-dong, Sungbuk-gu, Seoul 136-713 (Korea, Republic of); Koo, Yong Hwan; Kim, Byungnam; Lee, Byung Cheol [Radiation Integrated System Research Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Donghwan [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-08-25

    We demonstrate the close-spaced sublimation growth of polycrystalline cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin films on a flexible graphene electrode/thin glass substrate structure. Prior to the growth of CdTe films, chemical-vapor-deposited graphene was transferred onto a flexible glass substrate and subjected to electron-beam irradiation at an energy of 0.2?MeV in order to intentionally introduce the defects into it in a controlled manner. Micro-Raman spectroscopy and sheet resistance measurements were employed to monitor the damage and disorder in the electron-beam irradiated graphene layers. The morphology and optical properties of the CdTe thin films deposited on a graphene/flexible glass substrate were systematically characterized. The integration of the defective graphene layers with a flexible glass substrate can be a useful platform to grow various thin-film structures for flexible electronic and optoelectronic devices.

  11. Flexible barrier film, method of forming same, and organic electronic device including same

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    Blizzard, John; Tonge, James Steven; Weidner, William Kenneth

    2013-03-26

    A flexible barrier film has a thickness of from greater than zero to less than 5,000 nanometers and a water vapor transmission rate of no more than 1.times.10.sup.-2 g/m.sup.2/day at 22.degree. C. and 47% relative humidity. The flexible barrier film is formed from a composition, which comprises a multi-functional acrylate. The composition further comprises the reaction product of an alkoxy-functional organometallic compound and an alkoxy-functional organosilicon compound. A method of forming the flexible barrier film includes the steps of disposing the composition on a substrate and curing the composition to form the flexible barrier film. The flexible barrier film may be utilized in organic electronic devices.

  12. Oil sands processes-affected water treatment Research field: Oil sands processes-affected water treatment

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    Milgram, Paul

    Oil sands processes-affected water treatment Research field: Oil sands processes-affected water., to make the system work as desired. We have experimental projects on oil extraction, polymers, fluid

  13. Weaving time into system architecture : new perspectives on flexibility, spacecraft design lifetime, and on-orbit servicing

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    Saleh, Joseph Homer, 1971-

    2002-01-01

    A roadmap for a comprehensive treatment of issues of flexibility in system design is developed that addresses the following questions: 1) What are the characteristic features of flexibility in system design? Can one clearly ...

  14. Does Market Exposure Affect Economic Game Behavior?

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    Gurven, Michael

    are typically based on notions of short-term income-maximization, strategic play, fairness, reci- procity cultural norms that may affect social and economic behavior), they are all examples of student populations

  15. A flexible importance sampling method for integrating subgrid processes

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    Raut, E. K.; Larson, V. E.

    2015-10-22

    Numerical models of weather and climate need to compute grid-box-averaged rates of physical processes such as microphysics. These averages are computed by integrating subgrid variability over a grid box. For this reason, an important aspect of atmospheric modeling is integration. The needed integrals can be estimated by Monte Carlo integration. Monte Carlo integration is simple and general but requires many evaluations of the physical process rate. To reduce the number of function evaluations, this paper describes a new, flexible method of importance sampling. It divides the domain of integration into eight categories, such as the portion that contains bothmore »precipitation and cloud, or the portion that contains precipitation but no cloud. It then allows the modeler to prescribe the density of sample points within each of the eight categories. The new method is incorporated into the Subgrid Importance Latin Hypercube Sampler (SILHS). The resulting method is tested on drizzling cumulus and stratocumulus cases. In the cumulus case, the sampling error can be considerably reduced by drawing more sample points from the region of rain evaporation.« less

  16. Approximation Algorithms for Wireless Link Scheduling with Flexible Data Rates

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    Kesselheim, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    We consider scheduling problems in wireless networks with respect to flexible data rates. That is, more or less data can be transmitted per time depending on the signal quality, which is determined by the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR). Each wireless link has a utility function mapping SINR values to the respective data rates. We have to decide which transmissions are performed simultaneously and (depending on the problem variant) also which transmission powers are used. In the capacity-maximization problem, one strives to maximize the overall network throughput, i.e., the summed utility of all links. For arbitrary utility functions (not necessarily continuous ones), we present an O(log n)-approximation when having n communication requests. This algorithm is built on a constant-factor approximation for the special case of the respective problem where utility functions only consist of a single step. In other words, each link has an individual threshold and we aim at maximizing the number of lin...

  17. Flexible Lyapunov Functions and Applications to Fast Mechatronic Systems

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    Lazar, M

    2010-01-01

    The property that every control system should posses is stability, which translates into safety in real-life applications. A central tool in systems theory for synthesizing control laws that achieve stability are control Lyapunov functions (CLFs). Classically, a CLF enforces that the resulting closed-loop state trajectory is contained within a cone with a fixed, predefined shape, and which is centered at and converges to a desired converging point. However, such a requirement often proves to be overconservative, which is why most of the real-time controllers do not have a stability guarantee. Recently, a novel idea that improves the design of CLFs in terms of flexibility was proposed. The focus of this new approach is on the design of optimization problems that allow certain parameters that define a cone associated with a standard CLF to be decision variables. In this way non-monotonicity of the CLF is explicitly linked with a decision variable that can be optimized on-line. Conservativeness is significantly ...

  18. Proceedings of the flexible, midsize gas turbine program planning workshop

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    1997-03-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) held a program planning workshop on March 4--5, 1997 in Sacramento, California on the subject of a flexible, midsize gas turbine (FMGT). The workshop was also co-sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Gas Research Institute (GRI), the Gas Turbine Association (GTA), and the Collaborative Advanced Gas Turbine Program (CAGT). The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a broad cross section of knowledgeable people to discuss the potential benefits, markets, technical attributes, development costs, and development funding approaches associated with making this new technology available in the commercial marketplace. The participants in the workshop included representatives from the sponsoring organizations, electric utilities, gas utilities, independent power producers, gas turbine manufacturers, gas turbine packagers, and consultants knowledgeable in the power generation field. Thirteen presentations were given on the technical and commercial aspects of the subject, followed by informal breakout sessions that dealt with sets of questions on markets, technology requirements, funding sources and cost sharing, and links to other programs.

  19. Recovery of flexible polyurethane foam from shredder residue.

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    Daniels, E. J.; Jody, b. J.

    1999-06-29

    Argonne National Laboratory has developed a patented, continuous process for the recovery of flexible polyurethane foam (PUF) from auto shredder residue (ASR). To test the process, Argonne researchers conceived of, designed, and built a continuous foam washing and drying system that was pilot-tested at a shredder facility for six months. Economic analysis of the process, using manufacturers' quotes and operating data from Argonne's pilot plant, indicates a payback of less than two years for a plant producing about 1,000 ton/yr of foam. Samples of clean foam were shipped to three major foam reprocessors; all three indicated that the quality of the PUF recovered by the Argonne process met their requirements. Tests of the recovered foam by an independent testing laboratory showed that the recycled foam met the specifications for several automotive applications, including carpet padding, headliner, and sound-suppression support materials. Recovery of foam reduces the mass and the volume of material going to the landfill by about 5% and 30%, respectively. Annually, recovery will save about 1.2 x 10{sup 12} Btu of energy, cut the amount of solid waste being landfilled by about 150,000 tons, and eliminate the emission of about 250 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.

  20. A flexible framework for secure and efficient program obfuscation.

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    Solis, John Hector

    2013-03-01

    In this paper, we present a modular framework for constructing a secure and efficient program obfuscation scheme. Our approach, inspired by the obfuscation with respect to oracle machines model of [4], retains an interactive online protocol with an oracle, but relaxes the original computational and storage restrictions. We argue this is reasonable given the computational resources of modern personal devices. Furthermore, we relax the information-theoretic security requirement for computational security to utilize established cryptographic primitives. With this additional flexibility we are free to explore different cryptographic buildingblocks. Our approach combines authenticated encryption with private information retrieval to construct a secure program obfuscation framework. We give a formal specification of our framework, based on desired functionality and security properties, and provide an example instantiation. In particular, we implement AES in Galois/Counter Mode for authenticated encryption and the Gentry-Ramzan [13]constant communication-rate private information retrieval scheme. We present our implementation results and show that non-trivial sized programs can be realized, but scalability is quickly limited by computational overhead. Finally, we include a discussion on security considerations when instantiating specific modules.

  1. Colloidal quantum dot solar cells on curved and flexible substrates

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    Kramer, Illan J.; Moreno-Bautista, Gabriel; Minor, James C.; Kopilovic, Damir; Sargent, Edward H.

    2014-10-20

    Colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) are semiconductor nanocrystals synthesized with, processed in, and deposited from the solution phase, potentially enabling low-cost, facile manufacture of solar cells. Unfortunately, CQD solar cell reports, until now, have only explored batch-processing methods—such as spin-coating—that offer limited capacity for scaling. Spray-coating could offer a means of producing uniform colloidal quantum dot films that yield high-quality devices. Here, we explore the versatility of the spray-coating method by producing CQD solar cells in a variety of previously unexplored substrate arrangements. The potential transferability of the spray-coating method to a roll-to-roll manufacturing process was tested by spray-coating the CQD active layer onto six substrates mounted on a rapidly rotating drum, yielding devices with an average power conversion efficiency of 6.7%. We further tested the manufacturability of the process by endeavoring to spray onto flexible substrates, only to find that spraying while the substrate was flexed was crucial to achieving champion performance of 7.2% without compromise to open-circuit voltage. Having deposited onto a substrate with one axis of curvature, we then built our CQD solar cells onto a spherical lens substrate having two axes of curvature resulting in a 5% efficient device. These results show that CQDs deposited using our spraying method can be integrated to large-area manufacturing processes and can be used to make solar cells on unconventional shapes.

  2. Flexible Electronics One Step Closer With New Circuits http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/12/1215_051215_flexibl... 1 of 3 12/15/2005 4:55 PM

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    Rogers, John A.

    Flexible Electronics One Step Closer With New Circuits http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005 > Science & Space Flexible Electronics One Step Closer With New Circuits Ben Harder for National Geographic ability to function. Flexible circuits could give electronic devices--including digital cameras, i

  3. Flexible dye-sensitized solar cells with ZnO nanoparticles grown by Sonochemistry over Graphene/PET substrates.

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    Pala, Nezih

    Flexible dye-sensitized solar cells with ZnO nanoparticles grown by Sonochemistry over Graphene characteristics of ZnO nanostructures over Graphene/PET as photoanode for flexible dye sensitized solar cells. #12; and Engineering University of North Texas, Denton, Texas Flexible Dye sensitized solar cells (FDSSCs) are light

  4. Boron Nanowires for Flexible Electronics and Field Jifa Tian, Jinming Cai, Chao Hui, Chen Li, Yuan Tian, Chengmin Shen and

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    Gao, Hongjun

    Boron Nanowires for Flexible Electronics and Field Emission Jifa Tian, Jinming Cai, Chao Hui, Chen. Electronics, Flexibility, Field emission. PACS: 61. 62. Km; 62. 23. Hj; 68. 37. Og; 73.63-b INTRODUCTION Analogues to the revolutionary miniaturization in electronic industry initiated in 1950s, flexible

  5. Published: 21 hours ago, 15:32 EST, April 02, 2007 Flexible electronics could find applications a

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    Rogers, John A.

    Published: 21 hours ago, 15:32 EST, April 02, 2007 Flexible electronics could find applications that are functionalized for surface ch stretchability. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory Flexible electronic structures Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These flexible structure as electronic devices

  6. Can Clinicians Create High-Quality Databases? A Study on A Flexible Electronic Health Record (fEHR) System

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    Song, Il-Yeol

    Can Clinicians Create High-Quality Databases? A Study on A Flexible Electronic Health Record (f propose a flexible Electronic Health Record (fEHR) system, which allows clinicians to build new templates implementation of HIT, the electronic health record(EHR)[9, 19], and propose a flexible EHR (fEHR) system. The f

  7. GTMI's Printed/Flexible Electronics Workshop March 19, 2015 1 Opportuni)es for Collabora)ve R&D

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    Das, Suman

    3/23/15 1 GTMI's Printed/Flexible Electronics Workshop March 19, 2015 1 Opportuni Associate II, GTMI (404)-385-1935 billyde.brown@gatech.edu GTMI's Printed/Flexible Electronics/contracts ØCorporate sponsorship #12;3/23/15 2 GTMI's Printed/Flexible Electronics Workshop March 19

  8. Metrology and instrumentation challenges with high-rate, roll-to-roll manufacturing of flexible electronic systems

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    Chen, Ray

    in order to realize true implementation of roll-to-roll manufacturing of flexible electronic systems-to-roll manufacturing system for flexible electronic systems opens limitless possibilities for the deployment of high performance flexible electronic components in a variety of applications including communication, sensing

  9. Flexible gas insulated transmission line having regions of reduced electric field

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    Cookson, Alan H. (Pittsburgh, PA); Fischer, William H. (Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, PA); Yoon, Kue H. (Pittsburgh, PA); Meyer, Jeffry R. (Penn Hills Township, Allegheny County, PA)

    1983-01-01

    A gas insulated transmission line having radially flexible field control means for reducing the electric field along the periphery of the inner conductor at predetermined locations wherein the support insulators are located. The radially flexible field control means of the invention includes several structural variations of the inner conductor, wherein careful controlling of the length to depth of surface depressions produces regions of reduced electric field. Several embodiments of the invention dispose a flexible connector at the predetermined location along the inner conductor where the surface depressions that control the reduced electric field are located.

  10. Analysis of Fuel Flexibility Opportunities and Constraints in the U.S. Industrial Sector

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    none,

    2007-03-07

    The purpose of this assessment was to determine if flexible, alternative fuel use in industry, beyond switching from natural gas to petroleum derivatives, presents a sizeable opportunity for the reduction in use of natural gas. Furthermore, the assessment was to determine what programmatic activities the DOE could undertake to accelerate a fuel flexibility program for industry. To this end, a six-part framework (see Figure ES-1) was used to identify the most promising fuel flexibility options, and what level of accomplishment could be achieved, based on DOE leadership.

  11. A flexible scintillation light apparatus for rare event searches

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    Valter Bonvicini; Silvia Capelli; Oliviero Cremonesi; Giacomo Cucciati; Luca Gironi; Maura Pavan; Ezio Previtali; Monica Sisti

    2014-07-17

    Compelling experimental evidences of neutrino oscillations and their implication that neutrinos are massive particles have given neutrinoless double beta decay a central role in astroparticle physics. In fact, the discovery of this elusive decay would be a major breakthrough, unveiling that neutrino and antineutrino are the same particle and that the lepton number is not conserved. It would also impact our efforts to establish the absolute neutrino mass scale and, ultimately, understand elementary particle interaction unification. All current experimental programs to search for neutrinoless double beta decay are facing with the technical and financial challenge of increasing the experimental mass while maintaining incredibly low levels of spurious background. The new concept described in this paper could be the answer which combines all the features of an ideal experiment: energy resolution, low cost mass scalability, isotope choice flexibility and many powerful handles to make the background negligible. The proposed technology is based on the use of arrays of silicon detectors cooled to 120 K to optimize the collection of the scintillation light emitted by ultra-pure crystals. It is shown that with a 54 kg array of natural CaMoO4 scintillation detectors of this type it is possible to yield a competitive sensitivity on the half-life of the neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo as high as ~10E24 years in only one year of data taking. The same array made of 40CaMoO4 scintillation detectors (to get rid of the continuous background coming from the two neutrino double beta decay of 48Ca) will instead be capable of achieving the remarkable sensitivity of ~10E25 years on the half-life of 100Mo neutrinoless double beta decay in only one year of measurement.

  12. Analysis of a flexible polymeric film with imbedded micro heat pipes for spacecraft radiators 

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    McDaniels, Deborah Marie

    2001-01-01

    times higher. Greater flexibility and lower mass make it more amenable to structural integration than the graphite material. Recently developed space-stable polymers offer resistance to harsh temperature and radiation environments, helping to clear...

  13. Static Pressure Losses in 6 in., 8 in., and 10 in. Nonmetallic Flexible Duct (RP-1333) 

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    Weaver, K.; Culp, C.H.

    2007-01-01

    with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. Static Pressure Losses in Nonmetallic Flexible Duct Weaver, Kevin;Culp, Charles ASHRAE Transactions; 2007; 113, ProQuest pg. 400 Reproduced with permission...

  14. Implications of the full flexibility provision of the 1996 Farm Bill on regional planting 

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    Mabray, Katherine

    2000-01-01

    Bill introduced the concept of flexibility. Framers were allowed to change their planting choice by utilizing the new Farm Bill provisions. However, previous to the 1996 Farm Bill, farmers had limited options for switching cropping patterns except...

  15. Engineering & Technology News | Industrial News Buzz Flexible electronics could help put Arrhythmic hearts back on rhythm

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    Rogers, John A.

    Engineering & Technology News | Industrial News Buzz Flexible electronics could help put Arrhythmic hearts back on rhythm Home Engineering Store Products & Services Engineering Forum CAD Forum Engineering Design Data Engineering News Engineering Calculators Newsletter Register Advertise Feedback GD&T Training

  16. Integration of single-crystal devices with flexible substrates using conductive adhesive layers

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    Doran, Christopher Kyle Gregory

    2011-01-01

    attractive for solar photovoltaics for novel applicationsFlexibility in solar photovoltaics today is typicallyphotovoltaics. Such technology has already been commercialized as thin-film and dye-sensitized solar

  17. Numerical investigation of the flow-body interaction of thin flexible foils and ambient flow

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    Connell, Benjamin S. H

    2006-01-01

    Flow-induced flapping of flexible thin bodies is oft observed in our day-to-day lives in phenomena such as flag flapping, and is important in a host of engineering applications. Despite its prevalence, however, this ...

  18. Implementation of RFID in a low volume high flexibility assembly plant : item-level tagging

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    Koniski, Cyril (Cyril A.)

    2010-01-01

    The implementation of an RFID checkpoint system in a low volume high flexibility assembly plant, aimed at tracking the flow of parts within the facility, was studied. A pilot revealed the suitability of the technology to ...

  19. Impact of Generator Flexibility on Electric System Costs and Integration of Renewable Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Flexibility of traditional generators plays an important role in accommodating the increased variability and uncertainty of wind and solar on the electric power system. Increased flexibility can be achieved with changes to operational practices or upgrades to existing generation. One challenge is in understanding the value of increasing flexibility, and how this value may change given higher levels of variable generation. This study uses a commercial production cost model to measure the impact of generator flexibility on the integration of wind and solar generators. We use a system that is based on two balancing areas in the Western United States with a range of wind and solar penetrations between 15% and 60%, where instantaneous penetration of wind and solar is limited to 80%.

  20. Incorporating operational flexibility into electric generation planning : impacts and methods for system design and policy analysis

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    Palmintier, Bryan S. (Bryan Stephen)

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation demonstrates how flexibility in hourly electricity operations can impact long-term planning and analysis for future power systems, particularly those with substantial variable renewables (e.g., wind) or ...

  1. Automating Oceanography: A Robotic Surface Sensor Platform Combining Flexibility and Low-cost

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    Mairs, Bryant

    2015-01-01

    by utilizing both solar and wave power and has successfullysystem that harnesses wave power and is capable of speeds upa single fiberglass hull. Wave power is provided by flexible

  2. STI: Flexible Wireless Systems for Rapid Network Evolution--Final Report

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    Kansas, University of

    at determined intervals. The effect is not unlike your car engine firing a spark plug at determined intervals will allow the rapid deployment of new wireless Internet services by providing a platform that is flexible

  3. FlexSEA : flexible, scalable electronics architecture for wearable robotic applications

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    Duval, Jean-François, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2015-01-01

    The work of this thesis aims to enable the fast prototyping of multi-axis wearable robotic systems by developing a new modular electronics system. The flexible, scalable electronics architecture (FlexSEA) developed for ...

  4. A Wireless Bladder Volume Monitoring System Using a Flexible Capacitance-based Sensor

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    -based sensor was laser-micromachined from a polyimide film to form an interdigitated finger structure, followed to flexible polyimide to enhance sensor elasticity and longevity. The device size was reduced so that it could polyimide

  5. Impact of Generator Flexibility on Electric System Costs and Integration of Renewable Energy

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    Palchak, D.; Denholm, P.

    2014-07-01

    Flexibility of traditional generators plays an important role in accommodating the increased variability and uncertainty of wind and solar on the electric power system. Increased flexibility can be achieved with changes to operational practices or upgrades to existing generation. One challenge is in understanding the value of increasing flexibility, and how this value may change given higher levels of variable generation. This study uses a commercial production cost model to measure the impact of generator flexibility on the integration of wind and solar generators. We use a system that is based on two balancing areas in the Western United States with a range of wind and solar penetrations between 15% and 60%, where instantaneous penetration of wind and solar is limited to 80%.

  6. A Flexible Approach to Big Data at the APS | Argonne National...

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    A Flexible Approach to Big Data at the APS November 23, 2015 11:00AM to 12:00PM Presenter Ray Osborn (MSD), Senior Physicist Location Building 401, Room A1100 Type Seminar Series...

  7. Towards Collecting Sustainability Data in Supply Chains with Flexible Data Collection

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    Ulm, Universität

    Towards Collecting Sustainability Data in Supply Chains with Flexible Data Collection Processes) face rising pressure from customers and legal regulations to produce more sustainable products. This involves the reporting and publishing of various sustainability indicators. However, the demands of legal

  8. Flexibility in building design : a real options approach and valuation methodology to address risk

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    Greden, Lara V. (Lara Virginia), 1977-

    2005-01-01

    This research develops an approach to designing and valuing flexible systems subject to identified future uncertainties. The approach addresses two shortcomings of current design and decision-making practices that are ...

  9. Attaching solar collectors to a structural framework utilizing a flexible clip

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    Kruse, John S

    2014-03-25

    Methods and apparatuses described herein provide for the attachment of solar collectors to a structural framework in a solar array assembly. A flexible clip is attached to either end of each solar collector and utilized to attach the solar collector to the structural framework. The solar collectors are positioned to allow a member of the framework to engage a pair of flexible clips attached to adjacent solar collectors during assembly of the solar array. Each flexible clip may have multiple frame-engaging portions, each with a flange on one end to cause the flexible clip to deflect inward when engaged by the framework member during assembly and to guide each of the frame-engaging portions into contact with a surface of the framework member for attachment.

  10. Flexible design : an innovative approach for planning water infrastructure systems under uncertainty

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    Wong, Melanie Kathleen

    2013-01-01

    This thesis develops a framework for a flexible design approach to support decision-making in water supply infrastructure planning. It contrasts with a conventional, deterministic planning approach that uses past data or ...

  11. Substrate adhesion of a nongrafted flexible polymer in a cavity Michael Bachmann* and Wolfhard Janke

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    Janke, Wolfhard

    Substrate adhesion of a nongrafted flexible polymer in a cavity Michael Bachmann* and Wolfhard adhesive surface. An example for the cavity model is shown in Fig. 1. The polymer can move between the two

  12. A configuration and analysis for damping oscillations in flexible robotic arms using passive elements 

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    Compere, Marc Damon

    1996-01-01

    A hardware configuration that reduces excessive oscillation in flexible robotic arms is presented and analyzed. An experimental apparatus was constructed and proved to effectively damp unwanted oscillations using passive components. Equations...

  13. Design of passive decay heat removal system for the lead cooled flexible conversion ratio fast reactor

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    Whitman, Joshua (Joshua J.)

    2007-01-01

    The lead-cooled flexible conversion ratio fast reactor shows many benefits over other fast-reactor designs; however, the higher power rating and denser primary coolant present difficulties for the design of a passive decay ...

  14. Thermal hydraulic design and analysis of a large lead-cooled reactor with flexible conversion ratio

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    Nikiforova, Anna S., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01

    This thesis contributes to the Flexible Conversion Ratio Fast Reactor Systems Evaluation Project, a part of the Nuclear Cycle Technology and Policy Program funded by the Department of Energy through the Nuclear Energy ...

  15. MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY FLEXIBLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

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    and durability testing procedures include tests of individual components, as well as tests conducted on partial, polyester, polyimide, and polycarbonate films. FLEXIBLE SOLAR CELLS Mono-crystalline silicon offers high

  16. Comparative Study: CFD ?P Versus Measured ?P for 30% Flexible Ducts 

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    Ugursal, A.; Culp, C.

    2006-01-01

    VERSUS MEASURED ?P FOR 30% FLEXIBLE DUCTS Ahmet U?ursal Ph.D. Student, Department of Architecture Texas A&M University College Station, TX Charles Culp, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor, Department of Architecture & Associate Director, Energy... Systems Lab Texas A&M University College Station, TX ABSTRACT This study modeled air flow and pressure drops in non-metallic flexible ducts using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis. CFD simulation results showed very close comparison...

  17. 14%-efficient flexible CdTe solar cells on ultra-thin glass substrates

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    Rance, W. L.; Burst, J. M.; Reese, M. O.; Gessert, T. A.; Metzger, W. K.; Barnes, T. M. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Meysing, D. M.; Wolden, C. A. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Garner, S.; Cimo, P. [Corning Incorporated, Corning, New York 14831 (United States)

    2014-04-07

    Flexible glass enables high-temperature, roll-to-roll processing of superstrate devices with higher photocurrents than flexible polymer foils because of its higher optical transmission. Using flexible glass in our high-temperature CdTe process, we achieved a certified record conversion efficiency of 14.05% for a flexible CdTe solar cell. Little has been reported on the flexibility of CdTe devices, so we investigated the effects of three different static bending conditions on device performance. We observed a consistent trend of increased short-circuit current and fill factor, whereas the open-circuit voltage consistently dropped. The quantum efficiency under the same static bend condition showed no change in the response. After storage in a flexed state for 24 h, there was very little change in device efficiency relative to its unflexed state. This indicates that flexible glass is a suitable replacement for rigid glass substrates, and that CdTe solar cells can tolerate bending without a decrease in device performance.

  18. Examination system utilizing ionizing radiation and a flexible, miniature radiation detector probe

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    Majewski, S.; Kross, B.J.; Zorn, C.J.; Majewski, L.A.

    1996-10-22

    An optimized examination system and method based on the Reverse Geometry X-Ray{trademark} (RGX{trademark}) radiography technique are presented. The examination system comprises a radiation source, at least one flexible, miniature radiation detector probe positioned in appropriate proximity to the object to be examined and to the radiation source with the object located between the source and the probe, a photodetector device attachable to an end of the miniature radiation probe, and a control unit integrated with a display device connected to the photodetector device. The miniature radiation detector probe comprises a scintillation element, a flexible light guide having a first end optically coupled to the scintillation element and having a second end attachable to the photodetector device, and an opaque, environmentally-resistant sheath surrounding the flexible light guide. The probe may be portable and insertable, or may be fixed in place within the object to be examined. An enclosed, flexible, liquid light guide is also presented, which comprises a thin-walled flexible tube, a liquid, preferably mineral oil, contained within the tube, a scintillation element located at a first end of the tube, closures located at both ends of the tube, and an opaque, environmentally-resistant sheath surrounding the flexible tube. The examination system and method have applications in non-destructive material testing for voids, cracks, and corrosion, and may be used in areas containing hazardous materials. In addition, the system and method have applications for medical and dental imaging. 5 figs.

  19. Examination system utilizing ionizing radiation and a flexible, miniature radiation detector probe

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    Majewski, Stanislaw (Grafton, VA); Kross, Brian J. (Yorktown, VA); Zorn, Carl J. (Yorktown, VA); Majewski, Lukasz A. (Grafton, VA)

    1996-01-01

    An optimized examination system and method based on the Reverse Geometry X-Ray.RTM. (RGX.RTM.) radiography technique are presented. The examination system comprises a radiation source, at least one flexible, miniature radiation detector probe positioned in appropriate proximity to the object to be examined and to the radiation source with the object located between the source and the probe, a photodetector device attachable to an end of the miniature radiation probe, and a control unit integrated with a display device connected to the photodetector device. The miniature radiation detector probe comprises a scintillation element, a flexible light guide having a first end optically coupled to the scintillation element and having a second end attachable to the photodetector device, and an opaque, environmentally-resistant sheath surrounding the flexible light guide. The probe may be portable and insertable, or may be fixed in place within the object to be examined. An enclosed, flexible, liquid light guide is also presented, which comprises a thin-walled flexible tube, a liquid, preferably mineral oil, contained within the tube, a scintillation element located at a first end of the tube, closures located at both ends of the tube, and an opaque, environmentally-resistant sheath surrounding the flexible tube. The examination system and method have applications in non-destructive material testing for voids, cracks, and corrosion, and may be used in areas containing hazardous materials. In addition, the system and method have applications for medical and dental imaging.

  20. Design and fabrication of a test apparatus for lightweight flexible space modules for assembly

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    Harlan, Andrew R. (Andrew Ryan)

    2007-01-01

    Future space missions will require the on-orbit construction of large structures, such as solar arrays and telescopes. Currently, on-orbit construction and maintenance work is primarily accomplished by astronauts, during ...

  1. Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Traffic Accidents? 

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    Deen, Sophia 1988-

    2012-04-20

    This paper studies the effect of changes in accident pattern due to Daylight Savings Time (DST). The extension of the DST in 2007 provides a natural experiment to determine whether the number of traffic accidents is affected by shifts in hours...

  2. Environmental issues affecting clean coal technology deployment

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    Miller, M.J. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    The author outlines what he considers to be the key environmental issues affecting Clean Coal Technology (CCT) deployment both in the US and internationally. Since the international issues are difficult to characterize given different environmental drivers in various countries and regions, the primary focus of his remarks is on US deployment. However, he makes some general remarks, particularly regarding the environmental issues in developing vs. developed countries and how these issues may affect CCT deployment. Further, how environment affects deployment depends on which particular type of clean coal technology one is addressing. It is not the author`s intention to mention many specific technologies other than to use them for the purposes of example. He generally categorizes CCTs into four groups since environment is likely to affect deployment for each category somewhat differently. These four categories are: Precombustion technologies such as coal cleaning; Combustion technologies such as low NOx burners; Postcombustion technologies such as FGD systems and postcombustion NOx control; and New generation technologies such as gasification and fluidized bed combustion.

  3. Solvent dramatically affects protein structure refinement

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    Summa, Christopher M.

    Solvent dramatically affects protein structure refinement Gaurav Chopraa , Christopher M. Summab, fold and function in aqueous solution in vivo and in vitro. In this work, we study the role of solvent explicit and implicit solvent were performed on a set of 75 native proteins to test the various energy

  4. Environment Affects Market Value of Eggs. 

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    Allen, William S.; Schlamb, Kermit F.; Beanblossom, Floyd Z.

    1955-01-01

    . Since time, temperature and humidity affect these fac- tors as well as weight, favorable environment is highly irn- 1 portant from the time eggs are laid until used. I I The California Agricultural Experiment Station reports , that albumen quality... and absorb odors readily when close to or held in cooler with other products having strong odors such as onions and kerosene. Careful consideration should be given as to where eggs are to be kept. Unfavor- able results from such surroundings usually...

  5. Agents That Talk Back (Sometimes): Filter Programs for Affective Communication

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    Bari, Università degli Studi di

    Agents That Talk Back (Sometimes): Filter Programs for Affective Communication Helmut Prendinger- action that supports basic features of affective conver- sation. As essential requirements for animated

  6. EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply...

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    EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use I am...

  7. Fact #890: September 14, 2015 Gasoline Prices Are Affected by...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    90: September 14, 2015 Gasoline Prices Are Affected by Changes in Refinery Output - Dataset Fact 890: September 14, 2015 Gasoline Prices Are Affected by Changes in Refinery Output...

  8. Factors Affecting HCCI Combustion Phasing for Fuels with Single...

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    Affecting HCCI Combustion Phasing for Fuels with Single- and Dual-Stage Chemistry Factors Affecting HCCI Combustion Phasing for Fuels with Single- and Dual-Stage Chemistry 2004...

  9. Factors Affecting PMU Installation Costs (October 2014) | Department...

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    Factors Affecting PMU Installation Costs (October 2014) Factors Affecting PMU Installation Costs (October 2014) The Department of Energy investigated the major cost factors that...

  10. Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the...

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    Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the US EPA Boiler MACT Proposed Rule, December 2012 Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the US EPA...

  11. Convective Heat Transfer Augmentation by Flexible fins in Laminar Channel Pulsating flow

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    Joshi, Rakshitha U; Bhardwaj, Rajneesh

    2015-01-01

    Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) of thin flexible fins coupled with convective heat transfer has applications in energy harvesting and in understanding functioning of several biological systems. We numerically investigate FSI of the thin flexible fins involving large-scale flow-induced deformation as a potential heat transfer enhancement technique. An in-house, strongly-coupled fluid-structure interaction (FSI) solver is employed in which flow and structure solvers are based on sharp-interface immersed boundary and finite element method, respectively. We consider twin flexible fins in a heated channel with laminar pulsating cross flow. The vortex ring past the fin sweep higher sources of vorticity generated on the channel walls out into the downstream - promoting the mixing of the fluid. The moving fin assists in convective mixing, augmenting convection in bulk and at the walls; and thereby reducing thermal boundary layer thickness and improving heat transfer at the channel walls. The thermal augmentation is...

  12. Effective elasticity of a flexible filament bound to a deformable cylindrical surface

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    Andela Šari?; Josep C. Pàmies; Angelo Cacciuto

    2010-05-13

    We use numerical simulations to show how a fully flexible filament binding to a deformable cylindrical surface may acquire a macroscopic persistence length and a helical conformation. This is a result of the nontrivial elastic response to deformations of elastic sheets. We find that the filament's helical pitch is completely determined by the mechanical properties of the surface, and can be tuned by varying the filament binding energy. We propose simple scaling arguments to understand the physical mechanism behind this phenomenon and present a phase diagram indicating under what conditions one should expect a fully flexible chain to behave as a helical semi-flexible filament. Finally, we discuss the implications of our results.

  13. Thin-film solar cell fabricated on a flexible metallic substrate

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    Tuttle, John R.; Noufi, Rommel; Hasoon, Falah S.

    2006-05-30

    A thin-film solar cell (10) is provided. The thin-film solar cell (10) comprises a flexible metallic substrate (12) having a first surface and a second surface. A back metal contact layer (16) is deposited on the first surface of the flexible metallic substrate (12). A semiconductor absorber layer (14) is deposited on the back metal contact. A photoactive film deposited on the semiconductor absorber layer (14) forms a heterojunction structure and a grid contact (24) deposited on the heterjunction structure. The flexible metal substrate (12) can be constructed of either aluminium or stainless steel. Furthermore, a method of constructing a solar cell is provided. The method comprises providing an aluminum substrate (12), depositing a semiconductor absorber layer (14) on the aluminum substrate (12), and insulating the aluminum substrate (12) from the semiconductor absorber layer (14) to inhibit reaction between the aluminum substrate (12) and the semiconductor absorber layer (14).

  14. Thin-Film Solar Cell Fabricated on a Flexible Metallic Substrate

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    Tuttle, J. R.; Noufi, R.; Hasoon, F. S.

    2006-05-30

    A thin-film solar cell (10) is provided. The thin-film solar cell (10) comprises a flexible metallic substrate (12) having a first surface and a second surface. A back metal contact layer (16) is deposited on the first surface of the flexible metallic substrate (12). A semiconductor absorber layer (14) is deposited on the back metal contact. A photoactive film deposited on the semiconductor absorber layer (14) forms a heterojunction structure and a grid contact (24) deposited on the heterjunction structure. The flexible metal substrate (12) can be constructed of either aluminium or stainless steel. Furthermore, a method of constructing a solar cell is provided. The method comprises providing an aluminum substrate (12), depositing a semiconductor absorber layer (14) on the aluminum substrate (12), and insulating the aluminum substrate (12) from the semiconductor absorber layer (14) to inhibit reaction between the aluminum substrate (12) and the semiconductor absorber layer (14).

  15. Exporting licensing regulations affecting US geothermal firms

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    Not Available

    1988-08-01

    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.

  16. Direct synthesis of highly textured Ge on flexible polyimide films by metal-induced crystallization

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    Oya, N.; Toko, K., E-mail: toko@bk.tsukuba.ac.jp; Suemasu, T. [Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573 (Japan); Saitoh, N.; Yoshizawa, N. [Electron Microscope Facility, TIA, AIST, 16-1 Onogawa, Tsukuba 305-8569 (Japan)

    2014-06-30

    The highly (111)-textured Ge thin film (50-nm thickness) is demonstrated on a flexible polyimide film via the low-temperature crystallization (325?°C) of amorphous Ge using Al as a catalyst. Covering the polyimide with insulators significantly improved the crystal quality of the resulting Ge layer. In particular, SiN covering led to 97% (111)-oriented Ge with grains 200??m in size, two orders larger than the grain size of polycrystalline Ge directly formed on the polyimide film. This achievement will give a way to realize advanced electronic and optical devices simultaneously allowing for high performance, inexpensiveness, and flexibility.

  17. Flexible Micro Thermoelectric Generator based on Electroplated Bi2Te3

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    Schwyter, E; Durrer, L; Hierold, Ch

    2008-01-01

    We present and discuss the fabrication process and the performance of a flexible micro thermoelectric generator with electroplated Bi2Te3 thermocouples in a SU-8 mold. Demonstrator devices generate 278uWcm-2 at dTmeas=40K across the experimental set up. Based on model calculations, a temperature difference of dTG=21.4K across the generator is assumed. Due to the flexible design and the chosen generator materials, the performance stays high even for curved contact surfaces. The measurement results correlate well with the model based design optimization predictions.

  18. Design of flexible ultrahigh-Q microcavities in diamond-based photonic crystal slabs

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    Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic; Andrew D. Greentree; C. Martijn de Sterke; Steven Prawer

    2008-12-10

    We design extremely flexible ultrahigh-Q diamond-based double-heterostructure photonic crystal slab cavities by modifying the refractive index of the diamond. The refractive index changes needed for ultrahigh-Q cavities with $Q ~ 10^7$, are well within what can be achieved ($\\Delta n \\sim 0.02$). The cavity modes have relatively small volumes $Vdesign is flexible because the range of parameters, cavity length and the index changes, that enables an ultrahigh-Q is quite broad. Furthermore as the index modification is post-processed, an efficient technique to generate cavities around defect centres is achievable, improving prospects for defect-tolerant quantum architectures.

  19. Electronic Durability of Flexible Transparent Films from Type-Specific Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

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    Harris, J; Iyer, S; Bernhardt, A; Huh, JY; Hudson, S; Fagan, J; Hobbie, E.

    2011-12-11

    The coupling between mechanical flexibility and electronic performance is evaluated for thin films of metallic and semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) deposited on compliant supports. Percolated networks of type-purified SWCNTs are assembled as thin conducting coatings on elastic polymer substrates, and the sheet resistance is measured as a function of compression and cyclic strain through impedance spectroscopy. The wrinkling topography, microstructure and transparency of the films are independently characterized using optical microscopy, electron microscopy, and optical absorption spectroscopy. Thin films made from metallic SWCNTs show better durability as flexible transparent conductive coatings, which we attribute to a combination of superior mechanical performance and higher interfacial conductivity.

  20. Various factors affect coiled tubing limits

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    Yang, Y.S.

    1996-01-15

    Safety and reliability remain the primary concerns in coiled tubing operations. Factors affecting safety and reliability include corrosion, flexural bending, internal (or external) pressure and tension (or compression), and mechanical damage due to improper use. Such limits as coiled tubing fatigue, collapse, and buckling need to be understood to avoid disaster. With increased use of coiled tubing, operators will gain more experience. But at the same time, with further research and development of coiled tubing, the manufacturing quality will be improved and fatigue, collapse, and buckling models will become more mature, and eventually standard specifications will be available. This paper reviews the uses of coiled tubing and current research on mechanical behavior of said tubing. It also discusses several models used to help predict fatigue and failure levels.

  1. Cylinder surface, temperature may affect LPG odorization

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    McWilliams, H.

    1988-01-01

    A study of possible odorant fade in propane by the Arthur D. Little Co. (Boston) has indicated that oxidation of interior surfaces of LPG containers may cause the odorant, ethyl mercaptan, to fade. The oxidation, ferous oxide, is a black, easily oxidizable powder that is the monoxide of iron. The study, contracted for by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is part of that agency's study of residential LP-gas systems. Another study is currently underway by an NLPGA task force headed by Bob Reid of Petrolane (Long Beach, Calif.). It may not be finished until the end of next year. Recently, the Propane Gas Association of Canada completed a study of odorant fade with the conclusion that much more study is needed on the subject. In addition to the cylinder surface problem, the CPSC study indicated that ambient temperatures might also affect the presence of odorant in product. This article reviews some of the results.

  2. Enhancing Biological Science Research Opportunities at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs)

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    , July 28, 2012 #12;#1 Lesson Learned: logistics · double purpose teaching and research · get paid to do system · avoid maintenance costs/time · research groups > 4 take less effort than

  3. New Study Shows Solar Manufacturing Costs Not Driven Primarily...

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    regions. Their analysis indicates that further innovations in crystalline silicon solar cell technology may spur new investment, significantly enhancing access to capital for...

  4. Long-term affected energy production of waste to energy technologies identified by use of energy system analysis

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    Muenster, M.; Meibom, P.

    2010-12-15

    Affected energy production is often decisive for the outcome of consequential life-cycle assessments when comparing the potential environmental impact of products or services. Affected energy production is however difficult to determine. In this article the future long-term affected energy production is identified by use of energy system analysis. The focus is on different uses of waste for energy production. The Waste-to-Energy technologies analysed include co-combustion of coal and waste, anaerobic digestion and thermal gasification. The analysis is based on optimization of both investments and production of electricity, district heating and bio-fuel in a future possible energy system in 2025 in the countries of the Northern European electricity market (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Germany). Scenarios with different CO{sub 2} quota costs are analysed. It is demonstrated that the waste incineration continues to treat the largest amount of waste. Investments in new waste incineration capacity may, however, be superseded by investments in new Waste-to-Energy technologies, particularly those utilising sorted fractions such as organic waste and refuse derived fuel. The changed use of waste proves to always affect a combination of technologies. What is affected varies among the different Waste-to-Energy technologies and is furthermore dependent on the CO{sub 2} quota costs and on the geographical scope. The necessity for investments in flexibility measures varies with the different technologies such as storage of heat and waste as well as expansion of district heating networks. Finally, inflexible technologies such as nuclear power plants are shown to be affected.

  5. PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT FOR FLEXIBLE OVER RIGID COMPOSITE PAVEMENTS (Tollway)

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    PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT FOR FLEXIBLE OVER RIGID COMPOSITE PAVEMENTS (Tollway) Effective portland cement concrete for special applications to composite pavements as shown and described. Constructing the Jointed Plain Ternary Cement Concrete Pavement layer of the composite pavement on a prepared

  6. Evaluation of Uranyl Photocleavage as a Probe to Monitor Ion Binding and Flexibility in RNAs

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    Westhof, Eric

    Evaluation of Uranyl Photocleavage as a Probe to Monitor Ion Binding and Flexibility in RNAs Dolly uranyl photocleavage as a tool to identify and characterize structural and dynamic properties in RNA, we compared uranyl cleavage sites in ®ve RNA molecules with known X-ray struc- tures, namely the hammerhead

  7. Flexible-Bandwidth Power-Aware Optical Interconnects with Source Synchronous Technique

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    Yoo, S. J. Ben

    @ucdavis.edu, sbyoo@ucdavis.edu Abstract: This paper investigates energy savings in data centers with flexible-bandwidth power- aware source-synchronous optical interconnects. Network simulations show 5× energy savings. Link-PA source synchronous link and investigate the energy saving for a fat-tree network. Finally we report

  8. Microprocessor Energy Characterization and Optimization through Fast, Accurate, and Flexible Simulation

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    of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Abstract Energy data values. This work shows that a few relatively simple energy-saving techniques can have a largeMicroprocessor Energy Characterization and Optimization through Fast, Accurate, and Flexible

  9. Comparative Analysis of CFD ?P vs. Measured ?P for Compressed Flexible Ducts 

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    Ugursal, A.; Culp, C.H.

    2007-01-01

    with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. Comparative Analysis of CFD [Delta]P vs. Measured [Delta]P for Compressed Flexible Ducts Ugursal, Ahmet;Culp, Charles ASHRAE Transactions; 2007; 113, ProQuest pg. 462...

  10. Static Pressure Losses in 6, 8, and 10-inch Non-Metallic Flexible Ducts 

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    Weaver, K.; Culp, C.

    2006-01-01

    This study measured airflow static pressure losses through non-metallic flexible ducts in compliance with ASHRAE Standard 120-1999, Methods of Testing to Determine Flow Resistance of HVAC Air Ducts and Fittings (ASHRAE 1999). Duct sizes of 6, 8...

  11. Understanding the Hydrodynamics of Swimming: From Fish Fins to Flexible Propulsors for Autonomous

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    Lauder, George V.

    Understanding the Hydrodynamics of Swimming: From Fish Fins to Flexible Propulsors for Autonomous Corporation, Burlington, MA, USA 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA 3 Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA 4 Department of Mechanical

  12. A 3D finite element method for flexible multibody Johannes Gerstmayr, Joachim Schoberl

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    Schoeberl, Joachim

    -Kutta scheme. The present method has been imple- mented and tested with the FE-package NETGEN/NGSOLVE. Keywords dynamics, e.g. for the investigation of a slider-crank mechanism [9], the stability of a rotor-blade of a helicopter or the stability of a satellite with highly flexible solar panels, see Bremer [5]. While most

  13. Mechanical and electrical evaluation of parylene-C encapsulated carbon nanotube networks on a flexible substrate

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    Dokmeci, Mehmet

    Mechanical and electrical evaluation of parylene-C encapsulated carbon nanotube networks, interconnects, and sensors. In this letter, we demonstrate the fabrication of single-walled carbon nanotube SWNT.1063/1.2976633 Carbon nanotube CNT networks are excellent candi- dates for flexible electronic devices and sensors due

  14. Adaptation of flexible polymer fabrication to cellular mechanics study Yi Zhao and Xin Zhanga

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    Polymeric material has been utilized as mechanical sensors to measure microscopic cellular forces. Since a flexible fabrication process to manufacture polymeric mechanical sensors with various aspect ratios from. The results conform to the physiologic behavior. This approach has the potential for evaluation of mechanical

  15. Using reflection techniques for flexible problem solving with examples from diagnosis

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    ten Teije, Annette

    Using reflection techniques for flexible problem solving with examples from diagnosis Annette ten problem solving consists of the dynamic selection and configurationof problem solving methods for a particular prob­ lem type, depending on the particular problem and the goal of problem solving. In this paper

  16. Master of Science in Information SecurityFlexible, Applied, Master's Degrees.

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    Snider, Barry B.

    GPS ONLINE Master of Science in Information SecurityFlexible, Applied, Master's Degrees. Join our professionals in both the private and public sectors. The Master of Science in Information Security provides its risks to the security of proprietary information in an organization. Understand the technical

  17. Tunable architecture for flexible and highly conductive graphene-polymer Amlie Nol1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Tunable architecture for flexible and highly conductive graphene-polymer composites Amélie Noël1 a good candidate for conductive inks based on a graphene/polymer nanocomposite material that gathers conductive composite materials through physical blending with emulsifier-free latex. The nanocomposite

  18. Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

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    Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (EA . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.0 NEPA REQUIREMENTS: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE ALTERNATIVES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.1 Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives . . . . . 15 2.2 Whale watching activity in Alaska

  19. Flexible Terahertz Metamaterials: Towards a Terahertz Metamaterial Invisible Cloak , N. I. Landy2

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    In this work, we present flexible metamaterials on free standing polyimide substrates operating at terahertz fabricated on 5.5m thick polyimide substrates. The samples include purely electric resonator (#1 of the polyimide substrate; w, line width; l, length of the gap; g, gap distance. The SRR structure can be tuned

  20. Biopolymer Mimicry with Polymeric Wormlike Micelles: Molecular Weight Scaled Flexibility, Locked-in Curvature,

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    ,2 These amphiphilic copolymers self-assemble in water to give highly stable vesicles. Many related systemsBiopolymer Mimicry with Polymeric Wormlike Micelles: Molecular Weight Scaled Flexibility, Locked micelles formed in water from a series of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO)-based diblock copolymer amphiphiles

  1. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments 3 (2011) 83110 83 Flexible Management of Smart Homes

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    Turner, Ken

    2011-01-01

    Management of Smart Homes Kenneth J.Turner Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK Abstract. An approach is presented for flexible management of smart homes, covering of Smart Homes Goal System Policy System Event Logic Component Infrastructure policies events events events

  2. Flexible Two-Level Parallel Implementations of a Large Air Pollution Model

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    Ostromsky, Tzvetan

    Flexible Two-Level Parallel Implementations of a Large Air Pollution Model Tzvetan Ostromsky1, Frederiksborgvej 399 P. O. Box 358, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark. zz@dmu.dk Abstract. Large scale air pollution models of such an air pollution model becomes in many cases a huge computational problem, a challenging task

  3. High Altitude Wind Power Systems: A Survey on Flexible Power Kites Mariam Ahmed*

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    Boyer, Edmond

    High Altitude Wind Power Systems: A Survey on Flexible Power Kites Mariam Ahmed* Grenoble (G2ELab) 38402 Saint-Martin d'Heres, France Abstract-- High altitude wind energy (HAWE) is a new interest in sustainable development, renewable energy systems, such as solar photo-voltaic, wind and tidal

  4. Modular software architecture for flexible reservation mechanisms on heterogeneous Michal Sojka,a

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    Lipari, Giuseppe

    counting, monitoring of parking lots, etc.). In industrial con- trol, image recognition applicationsModular software architecture for flexible reservation mechanisms on heterogeneous resources Michal. However, it is not easy to design basic infrastructure services that allow for an easy access

  5. Silicon nanopillar anodes for lithium-ion batteries using nanoimprint lithography with flexible molds

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    Arnold, Craig B.

    ) The lithium ion battery, a preferred energy storage technology, is limited by its volumetric and gravimetric. INTRODUCTION The lithium ion battery has become the energy storage me- dium of choice for almost allSilicon nanopillar anodes for lithium-ion batteries using nanoimprint lithography with flexible

  6. Exploiting Hidden Convexity For Flexible And Robust Resource Allocation In Cellular Networks

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    Tan, Chee Wei

    transmission in a CDMA cellular network, we propose an optimal power control scheme with congestionExploiting Hidden Convexity For Flexible And Robust Resource Allocation In Cellular Networks Chee of the SIR-balancing power algorithm is optimized. I. INTRODUCTION A. Motivation Data transmission

  7. Modeling and Control of Flexible HEV Charging Station upgraded with Flywheel Energy Storage

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    1 Modeling and Control of Flexible HEV Charging Station upgraded with Flywheel Energy Storage reserves. A power balancing strategy based on a local energy storage system (ESS) is proposed in this paper], [8]. The aim of this paper is to address the problem by intro- ducing a dedicated energy storage

  8. Photon-Electron Harvesting in Thin-Film Flexible Solar Cells

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    ) Dr. Debashis Chanda's Group Cost effective and high efficiency solar cells are important in orderPhoton-Electron Harvesting in Thin-Film Flexible Solar Cells Javaneh Boroumand (12:00 PM ­ 12:30 PM-crystalline silicon (c- Si) remained number one material of choice for harnessing solar energy due to natural

  9. 2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI

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    Saitou, Kazuhiro "Kazu"

    2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI 2000JUSFA-US1 OFF-LINE ERROR RECOVERY LOGIC SYNTHESIS IN AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY LINES BY USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING Cem M. Baydar by the experts or automated error recovery logic controllers embedded in the system. The previous work

  10. Finding the creatures of habit; Clustering households based on their flexibility in using electricity

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    , actionable groupings are found. Keywords Electricity load profiles, Clustering, Flexibility, Demand Side on the electricity network is the application of Demand Side Management (DSM) techniques to achieve changes electricity Ian Dent, Uwe Aickelin and Tom Rodden School of Computer Science University of Nottingham

  11. Simulating the Motion of Flexible Pulp Fibres Using the Immersed Boundary Method

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    Stockie, John

    of elds, including reinforced composite materials,biotechnology and the pulp and paper industry is extremely important to the pulp and paper industry in many stages of the papermaking process. The outputSimulating the Motion of Flexible Pulp Fibres Using the Immersed Boundary Method Submitted to J

  12. Robust and flexible power-proportional storage Hrishikesh Amur, James Cipar, Varun Gupta

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    Robust and flexible power-proportional storage Hrishikesh Amur, James Cipar, Varun Gupta Gregory R-3890 Abstract Power-proportional cluster-based storage is an important component of an overall cloud computing infrastructure. With it, substan- tial subsets of nodes in the storage cluster can be turned off to save power

  13. Motoring of a Flexible Resonant Engine to Estimate Associated Damping Losses

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Motoring of a Flexible Resonant Engine to Estimate Associated Damping Losses S.M. Post, B.S. Preetham, C.D. Richards Washington State University School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Introduction The performance of internal combustion engines is limited by heat losses, friction losses

  14. Aalborg Universitet Flexible Local Load Controller for Fast ElectricVehicle Charging Station Supplemented

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    Schaltz, Erik

    the charging patterns of EV batteries, thus prolonging their lifetime and increasing the drivers' comfort levelAalborg Universitet Flexible Local Load Controller for Fast ElectricVehicle Charging Station Controller for Fast ElectricVehicle Charging Station Supplemented with Flywheel Energy Storage System

  15. Flexible Facility Interior Layout: A Real Options and Chung-Li Tseng

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    Tseng, Chung-Li

    Flexible Facility Interior Layout: A Real Options Approach Tong Zhao and Chung-Li Tseng Abstract needs to constantly exercise managerial real options, such as partitioning a big unit to small units. In this situation, the interior layout can be changed easily within a short time. In this paper, we take a real-options

  16. A Real Option Approach to Valuation of Manufacturing Flexibility with 2 State Variables and Regime Switching

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    Lee, Chi-Guhn

    A Real Option Approach to Valuation of Manufacturing Flexibility with 2 State Variables and Regime be reached at cglee@mie.utoronto.ca #12;Abstract We propose a real option approach to quantification. The manufacturing system has three options in capacity adjustment: capacity expansion from external sources

  17. "Our flexible and diverse program options respond to individual student needs." carleton.ca/socanth

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    "Our flexible and diverse program options respond to individual student needs." carleton and social conditions in diverse contexts throughout the world. We offer three program options: coursework work with their area of research interest, while gaining real- world experience. #12;This document

  18. Flexible and Scalable CostBased Query Planning in Mediators: A Transformational

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    Ambite, José Luis

    the utility of a plan decreases with time, thus a trade­off between planning time and plan qualityFlexible and Scalable Cost­Based Query Planning in Mediators: A Transformational Approach Jos to networked information. Query planning, the task of generating a cost­efficient plan that computes a user

  19. The ESA family of spectrum analyzers have proven and guaranteed performance with the flexibility to

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    Anlage, Steven

    The ESA family of spectrum analyzers have proven and guaranteed performance with the flexibility- mance on a mid-performance spectrum analyzer. Industry best typical performance · Warm up time: 5Hz) · -136 dBc/Hz (1 MHz) Agilent ESA Series Spectrum Analyzers Data Sheet a. Add 20LogN for frequencies > 6

  20. Flexible Database Transformations: The SERF Approach Kajal T. Claypool and Elke A. Rundensteiner

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    Claypool, Kajal

    evolution is one important class of problems for database transformations. In our work, we use existingFlexible Database Transformations: The SERF Approach Kajal T. Claypool and Elke A. Rundensteiner.wpi.edu Abstract Database transformations is a critical task that occurs in many different domains. Schema

  1. SQL4X: A Flexible Query Language for XML and Relational Databases

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    Kanza, Yaron

    SQL4X: A Flexible Query Language for XML and Relational Databases Sara Cohen, Yaron Kanza, and Yehoshua Sagiv The Hebrew University, Institute of Computer Science, Jerusalem 91904, Israel Abstract. SQL4. Using SQL4X, one can create both relations and XML documents as query results. Thus, SQL4X can

  2. Assessing the operational life of flexible printed boards intended for continuous flexing applications : a case study.

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    Beck, David Franklin

    2011-01-01

    Through the vehicle of a case study, this paper describes in detail how the guidance found in the suite of IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries) publications can be applied to develop a high level of design assurance that flexible printed boards intended for continuous flexing applications will satisfy specified lifetime requirements.

  3. Tracking Provenance in ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms Zachary Hensley (zphensley42@students.tntech.edu),1

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    Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

    , its lineage, its derivations and other metadata that are important for correctly adhering to the scien information about the use of sensor data in their experiments on ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms (FRPs starting with the creation of information by an FRP sensor. The system determines station information

  4. Highly controllable and green reduction of graphene oxide to flexible graphene film with high strength

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    Wan, Wubo [Carbon Research Laboratory, Liaoning Key Lab for Energy Materials and Chemical Engineering, State Key Lab of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Zhao, Zongbin, E-mail: zbzhao@dlut.edu.cn [Carbon Research Laboratory, Liaoning Key Lab for Energy Materials and Chemical Engineering, State Key Lab of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Hu, Han [Carbon Research Laboratory, Liaoning Key Lab for Energy Materials and Chemical Engineering, State Key Lab of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Gogotsi, Yury [Carbon Research Laboratory, Liaoning Key Lab for Energy Materials and Chemical Engineering, State Key Lab of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States); Qiu, Jieshan, E-mail: jqiu@dlut.edu.cn [Carbon Research Laboratory, Liaoning Key Lab for Energy Materials and Chemical Engineering, State Key Lab of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

    2013-11-15

    Graphical abstract: Highly controllable and green reduction of GO to chemical converted graphene (CCG) was achieved with sodium citrate as a facile reductant. Self-assembly of the as-made CCG sheets results in a flexible CCG film, of which the tensile strength strongly depends on the deoxygenation degree of graphene sheets. - Highlights: • Graphene was synthesized by an effective and environmentally friendly approach. • We introduced a facile X-ray diffraction analysis method to investigate the reduction process from graphene oxide to graphene. • Flexible graphene films were prepared by self-assembly of the graphene sheets. • The strength of the graphene films depends on the reduction degree of graphene. - Abstract: Graphene film with high strength was fabricated by the assembly of graphene sheets derived from graphene oxide (GO) in an effective and environmentally friendly approach. Highly controllable reduction of GO to chemical converted graphene (CCG) was achieved with sodium citrate as a facile reductant, in which the reduction process was monitored by XRD analysis and UV–vis absorption spectra. Self-assembly of the as-made CCG sheets results in a flexible CCG film. This method may open an avenue to the easy and scalable preparation of graphene film with high strength which has promising potentials in many fields where strong, flexible and electrically conductive films are highly demanded.

  5. Chinese Science: a Flexible Response to the West? Peter C. Perdue

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    Elman, Benjamin

    Chinese Science: a Flexible Response to the West? Peter C. Perdue Received: 9 February 2007 technology. Most Chinese and Western readers probably still believe that, with a few excep- tions, Confucian, but placed the other planets orbiting the sun. Chinese interested in modern astronomy thus only received

  6. Exploring Flexible Strategies in Engineering Systems Using Screening Models Applications to Offshore Petroleum Projects

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    to Offshore Petroleum Projects by Jijun Lin B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics Flexible Strategies in Engineering Systems Using Screening Models Applications to Offshore Petroleum, such as offshore petroleum exploration and production systems, generally require a significant amount of capital

  7. A FLEXIBLE GLOBAL READOUT ARCHITECTURE FOR AN ANALOGUE SIMD VISION CHIP

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    Dudek, Piotr

    in recent years. These systems, called "artificial retinas", "vision chips" or "smart sensors" exploitA FLEXIBLE GLOBAL READOUT ARCHITECTURE FOR AN ANALOGUE SIMD VISION CHIP Piotr Dudek Department) PO Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom p.dudek@umist.ac.uk Abstract A new vision chip, SCAMP-2

  8. Power Grid Analysis Using a Flexible Conjugate Gradient Algorithm with Sparsification

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    Freund, Roland W.

    Power Grid Analysis Using a Flexible Conjugate Gradient Algorithm with Sparsification Peter power grid analysis. The algorithm allows changing preconditioners and sparsification of the search and sparsification. The algorithm is applied to a number of realistic power grid examples. I. INTRODUCTION The design

  9. A LIGHT READ: A flexible array of LEDs on a folded sheet of paper.

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    Rogers, John A.

    More about Climate Change? Features | 1 hour ago | 1 Tsunami warning called off after Indonesia quake sensors into stretchable, bendable, twistable sheets. The flexible systems might someday find use and inorganic LEDs by harnessing the light of conventional electronics in an elastic system with biomedical

  10. Identification and Quantitation of Urea Precipitates in Flexible Polyurethane Foam Formulations by X-ray Spectromicroscopy

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    with isocyanates to form carbamic acid, which decomposes to an amine and CO2. Rapid reaction of the primary. The heat evolved due to the exothermic nature of the reactions along with the CO2 produced helps to blowIdentification and Quantitation of Urea Precipitates in Flexible Polyurethane Foam Formulations

  11. Flexible Statistical Models for Growth Fragments: a Study of Bone Mineral Acquisition

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    Hastie, Trevor

    Flexible Statistical Models for Growth Fragments: a Study of Bone Mineral Acquisition Trevor J describe some statistical modeling of longitudinal data from a pediatric study of bone mineral acquisition- surements of bone mineral density are available for each subject, taken roughly one year apart, and between

  12. A Flexible File Sharing Mechanism for iRODS Tufts University

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    Tarboton, David

    A Flexible File Sharing Mechanism for iRODS Alva Couch Tufts University Medford, MA couchRODS mechanisms for file sharing, including user groups, often require some form of iRODS ad- ministrative. The result is an access control mechanism that closely matches scientific needs for file sharing, and brings

  13. Earliest Eligible Virtual Deadline First : A Flexible and Accurate Mechanism for Proportional Share

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    California at Irvine, University of

    Earliest Eligible Virtual Deadline First : A Flexible and Accurate Mechanism for Proportional Share proportional share allocation algorithm for time shared resources. We assume that the resource is allocated in two categories: proportional share 2, 26, 28, 29, 30], and real-time1 based sched- ulers 20, 21, 22

  14. Supplementary Information Flexible high-output nanogenerator based on lateral ZnO nanowire array

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    1 Supplementary Information Flexible high-output nanogenerator based on lateral ZnO nanowire array voltage input was provided by a functional generator (peak value of 2 V and 0.5 Hz); and the output direction is along the c-axis. #12;3 Durability test Figure S3. Result of the durability test on the output

  15. High-speed propulsion of flexible nanowire motors: Theory and experiments On Shun Pak,a

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    Lauga, Eric

    hydrodynamic interaction with the fluid medium. The critical role of flexibility in this mode of propulsion and their promise for biomedical applications. 1 Introduction Micro/nano-scale propulsion in fluids is challenging to their propulsion mechanisms, externally pow- ered propellers can be further categorized into three groups (see

  16. Energy-Efficiency and Storage Flexibility in the Blue File System

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    Fu, Xiaoming

    Energy-Efficiency and Storage Flexibility in the Blue File System Salke HartungSalke Hartung storage, but don`t have energy-efficiency as a prior design goalg g PersonalRAID[4] can be used to keep devices: Adapt easily to performance and energy characteristics of all storage types (local, portable

  17. Tolerance Analysis of Flexible Assemblies Using Finite Element and Spectral Analysis

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    Tolerance Analysis of Flexible Assemblies Using Finite Element and Spectral Analysis ADCATS Report the autocorrelation function from frequency spectrum analysis to model random surface variations. Finite element BACKGROUND LITERATURE REVIEW 5 3 STATISTICAL TOLERANCE ANALYSIS USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS 3.1 Assumptions

  18. A flexible model for the location of services Ruben Lara1

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    A flexible model for the location of services Ruben Lara1 Miguel Corella1 Pablo Castells2 1Tecnolog´ia, Informaci´on y Finanzas, Madrid, Spain {rlara, mcorella}@afi.es 2Universidad Aut´onoma de Madrid pablo

  19. Near Minimax Robust Control of Flexible Structures Marco Muenchhof Tarunraj Singh

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    Singh, Tarunraj

    Near Minimax Robust Control of Flexible Structures Marco Muenchhof Tarunraj Singh Graduate Student frequency also results in de- creased sensitivity with respect to the damping ratio. Singh and Vadali [7. Recently, Singh [9] proposed a minimax formulation to desensitize the controller with respect to modeling

  20. Microprocessor Energy Characterization and Optimization through Fast, Accurate, and Flexible Simulation

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    and my family for their love and support. 5 #12;6 #12;Contents 1 Introduction 13 2 Energy Simulation 15 2Microprocessor Energy Characterization and Optimization through Fast, Accurate, and Flexible Simulation by Ronny Krashinsky B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of California

  1. A flexible system for the simulation of turbocharged diesel engines and turbocharging systems

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    Bulaty, T.; Codan, E.; Skopil, M.

    1996-12-31

    A fully flexible simulation system enables substitution of the conventional tests performed on turbocharged diesel engines. The supercharging systems can be calculated either by filling and emptying or by the differential method for 1-D unsteady flow during steady-state or transient operation. During sophisticated simulations, some conservation problems were observed. Their theoretical explanation and a practical solution are presented.

  2. Static Pressure Loss in 12”, 14”, and 16” Non-metallic Flexible Duct 

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    Cantrill, David Lee

    2013-08-01

    This study was conducted to determine the effects of compression on pressure drops in non-metallic flexible duct. Duct sizes of 12”, 14” and 16” diameters were tested at a five different compression ratios (maximum stretch, 4%, 15%, 30% and 45...

  3. Design of a 2400MW liquid-salt cooled flexible conversion ratio reactor

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    Petroski, Robert C

    2008-01-01

    A 2400MWth liquid-salt cooled flexible conversion ratio reactor was designed, utilizing the ternary chloride salt NaCl-KCl-MgCI2 (30%-20%-50%) as coolant. The reference design uses a wire-wrapped, hex lattice core, and is ...

  4. A NEW ROBOT DESIGN TO PASSIVELY DAMP FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC ARMS Louis J. Everett

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    Everett, Louis J.

    A NEW ROBOT DESIGN TO PASSIVELY DAMP FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC ARMS Louis J. Everett Mechanical and Industrial Engineering University of Texas El Paso USA Marc Compere Mechanical Engineering Department with this design. First, long reach robot arms are inherently prone to vibration. Second, during vibration

  5. Solar: Towards a Flexible and Scalable Data-Fusion Infrastructure for Ubiquitous Computing

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    Kotz, David

    Solar: Towards a Flexible and Scalable Data-Fusion Infrastructure for Ubiquitous Computing Guanling- per we introduce our proposed infrastructure, Solar. In Solar, information sources produce events. Ap to describe the tree, based on event streams registered in a context-sensitive naming hierarchy. Solar

  6. A FLEXIBLE, MODULAR APPROACH TO INTEGRATED SPACE EXPLORATION CAMPAIGN LOGISTICS MODELING, SIMULATION, AND ANALYSIS

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    A FLEXIBLE, MODULAR APPROACH TO INTEGRATED SPACE EXPLORATION CAMPAIGN LOGISTICS MODELING Students #12;#12;3 Abstract A space logistics modeling framework to support space exploration to remote environments is the target of research within the MIT Space Logistics Project. This thesis presents a revised

  7. Using Mixins to Build a Flexible Lightweight Middleware for Ubiquitous Computing

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    Apel, Sven

    Using Mixins to Build a Flexible Lightweight Middleware for Ubiquitous Computing Sven Apel, Klemens}@iti.cs.uni-magdeburg.de Abstract. Ubiquitous computing is a challenge for the design of middle- ware. The reasons are resource. The middleware configurations derived perform well in these respects. 1 Introduction Ubiquitous computing [26

  8. Dynamic Interfacial Tension Between a Thermotropic Liquid-Crystalline Polymer and a Flexible Polymer

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    Feng, James J.

    289, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China 2 Department of Polymer Polymer Ruobing Yu,1,2 Wei Yu,2 Chixing Zhou,2 J. J. Feng3,4 1 School of Materials Science and EngineeringDynamic Interfacial Tension Between a Thermotropic Liquid-Crystalline Polymer and a Flexible

  9. Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Powered by a Renewable U.S. Fuel

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    Not Available

    2007-03-01

    Clean Cities fact sheet describing aspects of flexible fuel vehicles such as use of E85, special features, benefits of use, costs, and fueling locations. It includes discussion on performance and how to identify these vehicles as well as listing additional resources.

  10. Dynamic Interfacial Properties Between a Flexible-Chain Polymer and a Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymer

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    Feng, James J.

    Dynamic Interfacial Properties Between a Flexible-Chain Polymer and a Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymer Investigated by an Ellipsoidal Drop Retraction Method Ruobing Yu,1 Wei Yu,1 Chixing Zhou,1 J. J. Feng2 1 Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai

  11. PRICING ASSET SCHEDULING FLEXIBILITY USING OPTIMAL SWITCHING RENE CARMONA AND MICHAEL LUDKOVSKI

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    Ludkovski, Mike

    encountered in exotic energy derivatives. To reduce the large liquidity risk present in these markets, trading Abstract. We study the financial engineering aspects of operational flexibility of energy assets firms are increasingly seeking control of generating assets like power plants, pipelines, storage

  12. A HIGH ASPECT RATIO, FLEXIBLE, TRANSPARENT AND LOW-COST PARYLENE-C SHADOW MASK TECHNOLOGY FOR MICROPATTERNING APPLICATIONS

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    Dokmeci, Mehmet

    A HIGH ASPECT RATIO, FLEXIBLE, TRANSPARENT AND LOW-COST PARYLENE-C SHADOW MASK TECHNOLOGY and Technology, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA Abstract: In this paper, we present a flexible parylene-C shadow mask technology for creating microscale patterns on flat and curved surfaces. The smallest feature size of 4 µm

  13. Methods of preparing flexible photovoltaic devices using epitaxial liftoff, and preserving the integrity of growth substrates used in epitaxial growth

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    Forrest, Stephen R; Zimmerman, Jeramy; Lee, Kyusang; Shiu, Kuen-Ting

    2013-02-19

    There is disclosed methods of making photosensitive devices, such as flexible photovoltaic (PV) devices, through the use of epitaxial liftoff. Also described herein are methods of preparing flexible PV devices comprising a structure having a growth substrate, wherein the selective etching of protective layers yields a smooth growth substrate that us suitable for reuse.

  14. A controlled distributed parameter model for a fluid-flexible structure system: numerical simulations and experiment validations

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    Baudouin, Lucie

    A controlled distributed parameter model for a fluid-flexible structure system: numerical consider the problem of active reduction of vibrations in a fluid-flexible structure system and the sloshing of the fuel inside the wing's tank. The control is performed using piezoelectric patches

  15. J. Phys. Chem. 1994, 98, 10539-10549 10539 Excited-State Conformational Dynamics of Flexibly and Semirigidly Bridged Electron

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    van Stokkum, Ivo

    J. Phys. Chem. 1994, 98, 10539-10549 10539 Excited-State Conformational Dynamics of Flexibly and Semirigidly Bridged Electron Donor- Acceptor Systems in Solution. Influence of Temperature and Solvent was either a flexible trimethylene chain or a semirigid piperidine ring. Photoexcitation of the semirigidly

  16. Accepted for publication International Journal of Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing. A VECTOR PERTURBATION APPROACH TO THE GENERALIZED AIRCRAFT SPARE

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    Potok, Thomas E.

    Accepted for publication International Journal of Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing for flexible and lean supply chain systems. A vector space model is used to represent a set of operation aircraft. This challenge requires the manufacturers and distributors of spare parts to be able to supply

  17. 4976 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 58, NO. 9, NOVEMBER 2009 Hybrid Geographic Routing for Flexible

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    Chen, Min

    Routing for Flexible Energy-Delay Tradeoff Min Chen, Member, IEEE, Victor C. M. Leung, Fellow, IEEE in a flexible manner. To further facilitate a tradeoff between energy consumption and end- to-end delay, we constraints on the average end-to-end delay of specific applications while minimizing energy consumption

  18. Abstract--Command signals that can move a flexible system without residual vibration and also limit the

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    Singhose, William

    Abstract-- Command signals that can move a flexible system without residual vibration and also to control unwanted vibration in flexible systems [1]-[6]. One approach involves designing a smooth reference command that leads to low levels of vibration [5], while others utilize command shaping [1

  19. CdTe/CdS solar cells on flexible substrates Xavier Mathew a,*, J. Pantoja Enriquez a

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    CdTe/CdS solar cells on flexible substrates Xavier Mathew a,*, J. Pantoja Enriquez a , Alessandro of CdTe/CdS solar cells on flexible substrates is reviewed in this article. Photovoltaic structures. The specific power of the solar cells is an important factor in space applications and hence development

  20. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 90 (2006) 34073415 High-efficiency flexible CdTe solar cells

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    2006-01-01

    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 90 (2006) 3407­3415 High-efficiency flexible CdTe solar cells: Solar cells; Thin films; CdTe; Flexible solar cells; Space solar cells; Solar energy ARTICLE IN PRESS for Renewable Energy Systems and Technology), Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough

  1. Lessons Learned in the Design and Use of IP1 / IP2 Flexible Packaging - 13621

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    Sanchez, Mike; Reeves, Wendall; Smart, Bill

    2013-07-01

    For many years in the USA, Low Level Radioactive Waste (LLW), contaminated soils and construction debris, have been transported, interim stored, and disposed of, using IP1 / IP2 metal containers. The performance of these containers has been more than adequate, with few safety occurrences. The containers are used under the regulatory oversight of the US Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). In the late 90's the introduction of flexible packaging for the transport, storage, and disposal of low level contaminated soils and construction debris was introduced. The development of flexible packaging came out of a need for a more cost effective package, for the large volumes of waste generated by the decommissioning of many of the US Department of Energy (DOE) legacy sites across the US. Flexible packaging had to be designed to handle a wide array of waste streams, including soil, gravel, construction debris, and fine particulate dust migration. The design also had to meet all of the IP1 requirements under 49CFR 173.410, and be robust enough to pass the IP2 testing 49 CFR 173.465 required for many LLW shipments. Tens of thousands of flexible packages have been safely deployed and used across the US nuclear industry as well as for hazardous non-radioactive applications, with no recorded release of radioactive materials. To ensure that flexible packages are designed properly, the manufacturer must use lessons learned over the years, and the tests performed to provide evidence that these packages are suitable for transporting low level radioactive wastes. The design and testing of flexible packaging for LLW, VLLW and other hazardous waste streams must be as strict and stringent as the design and testing of metal containers. The design should take into consideration the materials being loaded into the package, and should incorporate the right materials, and manufacturing methods, to provide a quality, safe product. Flexible packaging can be shown to meet the criteria for safe and fit for purpose packaging, by meeting the US DOT regulations, and the IAEA Standards for IP-1 and IP-2 including leak tightness. (authors)

  2. Flexible Ultra Moisture Barrier Film for Thin-Film Photovoltaic Applications

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    David M. Dean

    2012-10-30

    Flexible Thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) is a low cost alternative to incumbent c-Si PV products as it requires less volume of costly semiconductor materials and it can potentially reduce installation cost. Among the TFPV options, copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) has the highest efficiency and is believed to be one of the most attractive candidates to achieve PV cost reduction. However, CIGS cells are very moisture sensitive and require module water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of less than 1x10-4 gram of water per square meter per day (g-H2O/m2/day). Successful development and commercialization of flexible transparent ultra moisture barrier film is the key to enable flexible CIGS TFPV products, and thus enable ultimate PV cost reduction. At DuPont, we have demonstrated at lab scale that we can successfully make polymer-based flexible transparent ultra moisture barrier film by depositing alumina on polymer films using atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology. The layer by layer ALD approach results in uniform and amorphous structure which effectively reduces pinhole density of the inorganic coating on the polymer, and thus allow the fabrication of flexible barrier film with WVTR of 10-5 g-H2O/m2/day. Currently ALD is a time-consuming process suitable only for high-value, relatively small substrates. To successfully commercialize the ALD-on-plastic technology for the PV industry, there is the need to scale up this technology and improve throughput. The goal of this contract work was to build a prototype demonstrating that the ALD technology could be scaled-up for commercial use. Unfortunately, the prototype failed to produce an ultra-barrier film by the close of the project.

  3. Energy Savings Potential of Flexible and Adaptive HVAC Distribution Systems for Office Buildings

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    Loftness, Vivian; Brahme, Rohini; Mondazzi, Michelle; Vineyard, Edward; MacDonald, Michael

    2002-06-01

    It has been understood by architects and engineers that office buildings with easily re-configurable space and flexible mechanical and electrical systems are able to provide comfort that increases worker productivity while using less energy. Raised floors are an example of how fresh air, thermal conditioning, lighting needs, and network access can be delivered in a flexible manner that is not ''embedded'' within the structure. What are not yet documented is how well these systems perform and how much energy they can save. This area is being investigated in phased projects of the 21st Century Research Program of the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute. For the initial project, research teams at the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, documented the diversity, performance, and incidence of flexible and adaptive HVAC systems. Information was gathered worldwide from journal and conference articles, case studies, manufactured products and assemblies, and interviews with design professionals. Their report thoroughly describes the variety of system types along with the various design alternatives observed for plenums, diffusers, individual control, and system integration. Many of the systems are illustrated in the report and the authors provide quantitative and qualitative comparisons. Among conclusions regarding key design issues, and barriers to widespread adoption, the authors state that flexible and adaptive HVAC systems, such as underfloor air, perform as well if not better than ceiling-based systems. Leading engineers have become active proponents after their first experience, which is resulting in these flexible and adaptive HVAC systems approaching 10 percent of the new construction market. To encourage adoption of this technology that improves thermal comfort and indoor air quality, follow-on work is required to further document performance. Architects, professional engineers, and commercial real estate developers will benefit from the availability of information that quantifies energy savings, first cost construction differences, and additional operating costs created when office space must be reconfigured to accommodate new tenants.

  4. Fuel Flexible Combustion Systems for High-Efficiency Utilization of Opportunity Fuels in Gas Turbines

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    Venkatesan, Krishna

    2011-11-30

    The purpose of this program was to develop low-emissions, efficient fuel-flexible combustion technology which enables operation of a given gas turbine on a wider range of opportunity fuels that lie outside of current natural gas-centered fuel specifications. The program encompasses a selection of important, representative fuels of opportunity for gas turbines with widely varying fundamental properties of combustion. The research program covers conceptual and detailed combustor design, fabrication, and testing of retrofitable and/or novel fuel-flexible gas turbine combustor hardware, specifically advanced fuel nozzle technology, at full-scale gas turbine combustor conditions. This project was performed over the period of October 2008 through September 2011 under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-08NT05868 for the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE/NETL) entitled "Fuel Flexible Combustion Systems for High-Efficiency Utilization of Opportunity Fuels in Gas Turbines". The overall objective of this program was met with great success. GE was able to successfully demonstrate the operability of two fuel-flexible combustion nozzles over a wide range of opportunity fuels at heavy-duty gas turbine conditions while meeting emissions goals. The GE MS6000B ("6B") gas turbine engine was chosen as the target platform for new fuel-flexible premixer development. Comprehensive conceptual design and analysis of new fuel-flexible premixing nozzles were undertaken. Gas turbine cycle models and detailed flow network models of the combustor provide the premixer conditions (temperature, pressure, pressure drops, velocities, and air flow splits) and illustrate the impact of widely varying fuel flow rates on the combustor. Detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms were employed to compare some fundamental combustion characteristics of the target fuels, including flame speeds and lean blow-out behavior. Perfectly premixed combustion experiments were conducted to provide experimental combustion data of our target fuels at gas turbine conditions. Based on an initial assessment of premixer design requirements and challenges, the most promising sub-scale premixer concepts were evaluated both experimentally and computationally. After comprehensive screening tests, two best performing concepts were scaled up for further development. High pressure single nozzle tests were performed with the scaled premixer concepts at target gas turbine conditions with opportunity fuels. Single-digit NOx emissions were demonstrated for syngas fuels. Plasma-assisted pilot technology was demonstrated to enhance ignition capability and provide additional flame stability margin to a standard premixing fuel nozzle. However, the impact of plasma on NOx emissions was observed to be unacceptable given the goals of this program and difficult to avoid.

  5. Affective coherence: Affect as embodied evidence in attitude, advertising and art

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    Clore, Gerald L.; Schnall, Simone

    2008-01-01

    study by Strack, Martin, and Stepper (1988). In this study, participants held a pencil in their mouths as they viewed cartoons. By varying whether the pencil was held by the lips or the teeth, participants contracted muscles that either facilitated... , such affective cues came from having participants contract the facial muscles involved in smiling or frowning. And in yet other experiments, they engaged in approach or avoidance actions by gently pulling up or pushing down on a desktop. The results were...

  6. The Role of Electricity Markets and Market Design in Integrating The Importance of Flexible Electricity Supply: Solar Integration Series. 1 of 3 (Brochure)

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    2011-05-03

    The first out of a series of three fact sheets describing the importance of flexible electricity supply.

  7. much the shading will affect the system performance and develop designs to minimize the affects of shading.

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    Oregon, University of

    of the system during the day is shown to illustrate the ABSTRACT Shading of photovoltaic (PV) panels canmuch the shading will affect the system performance and develop designs to minimize the affects of shading. Sun path charts have been developed that show the degree to which shading affects system

  8. FLEXIBLE CdTe SOLAR CELLS BY A LOW TEMPERATURE PROCESS ON ITO/ZnO COATED A. Salavei, I. Rimmaudo, F. Piccinelli1

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    FLEXIBLE CdTe SOLAR CELLS BY A LOW TEMPERATURE PROCESS ON ITO/ZnO COATED POLYMERS A. Salavei, I will be discussed. Keywords: Flexible Substrate, CdTe, ITO, Laser Processing, Thin Film Solar Cell 1 INTRODUCTION Thin film solar cells deposited on a flexible substrate are easier to integrate in buildings; they also

  9. Seedless synthesis of patterned ZnO nanowire arrays on metal thin films (Au, Ag, Cu, Sn) and their application for flexible electromechanical sensing

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    ) and their application for flexible electromechanical sensing Xiaonan Wen, Wenzhuo Wu, Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang on flexible substrates as an electromechanical switch in response to externally applied strain exhibits-fabricated ZnO NW arrays on underlying flexible polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrates as electromechanical

  10. Semi-flexible gas-insulated transmission line using electric field stress shields

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    Cookson, Alan H. (Churchill Borough, PA); Dale, Steinar J. (Monroeville, PA); Bolin, Philip C. (Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, PA)

    1982-12-28

    A gas-insulated transmission line includes an outer sheath, an inner conductor, an insulating gas electrically insulating the inner conductor from the outer sheath, and insulating supports insulatably supporting the inner conductor within the outer sheath. The inner conductor is provided with flexibility by use of main conductor sections which are joined together through a conductor hub section and flexible flexing elements. Stress shields are provided to control the electric field at the locations of the conductor hub sections where the insulating supports are contacting the inner conductor. The flexing elements and the stress shields may also be utilized in connection with a plug and socket arrangement for providing electrical connection between main conductor sections.

  11. Semi-flexible gas-insulated transmission line using sandwiched discs for intermittent flexing joints

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    Kommineni, Prasad R. (Westboro, MA)

    1983-02-15

    A gas-insulated transmission line includes an outer sheath, an inner conductor, an insulating gas electrically insulating the inner conductor from the outer sheath, and insulating supports insulatably supporting the inner conductor within the outer sheath. The inner conductor is provided with flexibility by the use of main conductor sections which are joined together through a conductor hub section and flexible flexing elements. Stress shields are provided to control the electric field at the locations of the conductor hub sections where the insulating supports are contacting the inner conductor. The flexing elements are formed by sandwiching together, by fusing, a pair of thin hollow discs which are fixedly secured to both the main conductor sections and the conductor hub section.

  12. Semi-flexible gas-insulated transmission line using sandwiched discs for intermittent flexing joints

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    Kommineni, P.R.

    1983-02-15

    A gas-insulated transmission line includes an outer sheath, an inner conductor, an insulating gas electrically insulating the inner conductor from the outer sheath, and insulating supports insulatably supporting the inner conductor within the outer sheath. The inner conductor is provided with flexibility by the use of main conductor sections which are joined together through a conductor hub section and flexible flexing elements. Stress shields are provided to control the electric field at the locations of the conductor hub sections where the insulating supports are contacting the inner conductor. The flexing elements are formed by sandwiching together, by fusing, a pair of thin hollow discs which are fixedly secured to both the main conductor sections and the conductor hub section. 4 figs.

  13. Semi-flexible gas-insulated transmission line using electric field stress shields

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    Cookson, A.H.; Dale, S.J.; Bolin, P.C.

    1982-12-28

    A gas-insulated transmission line includes an outer sheath, an inner conductor, an insulating gas electrically insulating the inner conductor from the outer sheath, and insulating supports insulatably supporting the inner conductor within the outer sheath. The inner conductor is provided with flexibility by use of main conductor sections which are joined together through a conductor hub section and flexible flexing elements. Stress shields are provided to control the electric field at the locations of the conductor hub sections where the insulating supports are contacting the inner conductor. The flexing elements and the stress shields may also be utilized in connection with a plug and socket arrangement for providing electrical connection between main conductor sections. 10 figs.

  14. A compact flexible pellet injector for the TJ-II stellarator

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    McCarthy, K. J.; Carmona, J. M. [Laboratory Nacional de Fusion, CIEMAT, Av. Complutense 22, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Combs, S. K.; Baylor, L. R.; Caughman, J. B. O.; Fehling, D. T.; Foust, C. R.; McGill, J. M.; Rasmussen, D. A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2009, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-8071 (United States)

    2008-10-15

    A compact pellet injector is being built for the TJ-II stellarator. It is an upgraded version of the 'pellet injector in a suitcase' developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and installed on the Madison Symmetric Torus where it continues to be used in many plasma experiments. The design aim is to provide maximum flexibility at minimal cost, while allowing for future upgrades. It is a four-barrel system equipped with a cryogenic refrigerator for in situ hydrogen pellet formation, a combined mechanical punch/propellant valve system, pellet diagnostics, and an injection line, destined for use as an active diagnostic and for fueling. In order to fulfill both objectives it will be sufficiently flexible to permit pellets, with diameters from 0.4 to 1 mm, to be fabricated and accelerated to velocities from 150 to {approx}1000 m s{sup -1}.

  15. Nanopowder molding method for creating implantable high-aspect-ratio electrodes on thin flexible substrates

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    Hu, Zhiyu [ORNL; Thundat, Thomas George [ORNL

    2006-03-01

    Metal nanoparticles and a nanopowder molding process were used to fabricate 2D and 3D patternable structures having a height-to-width ratio of up to 10:1. By means of this process, an entire neural stimulation circuit, including stimulating electrode, connection trace, and contact pad, can be fused into one continuous, integrated structure where different sections can have different heights, widths, and shapes. The technique is suitable for mass production, and the fabricated electrode is robust and very flexible. More importantly for biomedical applications, the entire fabricated structure can be packed at room temperature onto a biocompatible flexible substrate, such as polydimethylsiloxane, parylene, and polyimide as well as other temperature-sensitive or vacuum-sensitive materials. The electrodes and wires have about the same electrical resistivities as bulk materials and desirable electrochemical properties, including low impedance.

  16. Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study: Flexibility and High Penetrations of Wind and Solar; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Bloom, Aaron; Townsend, Aaron; Palchak, David

    2015-07-29

    Balancing wind and solar in a model is relatively easy. All you need to do is assume a very large system with infinite flexibility! But what if you don't have an infinitely flexible system? What if there are thousands of generators nestled in a handful of regions that are unlikely to change their operational practices? Would you still have enough flexibility to balance hundreds of gigawatts of wind and solar at a 5 minute level? At NREL, we think we can, and our industry partners agree. This presentation was presented at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting by Aaron Bloom, highlighting results of the Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study.

  17. Fuel-Flexible, Low-Emissions Catalytic Combustor for Opportunity Fuels

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    2009-11-01

    Precision Combustion, Inc. will develop a unique, fuel-flexible Rich Catalytic Lean-Burn (RCL®) injector with catalytic combustor capable of enabling ultralow-emission, lean premixed combustion of a wide range of gaseous opportunity fuels. This will broaden the range of opportunity fuels that can be utilized to include low- and ultralow-Btu gases, such as digester and blast furnace gases, and fuels containing reactive species, such as refinery, wellhead, and industrial byproduct gases.

  18. Semiconductor-based, large-area, flexible, electronic devices on {110}<100> oriented substrates

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    Goyal, Amit

    2014-08-05

    Novel articles and methods to fabricate the same resulting in flexible, oriented, semiconductor-based, electronic devices on {110}<100> textured substrates are disclosed. Potential applications of resulting articles are in areas of photovoltaic devices, flat-panel displays, thermophotovoltaic devices, ferroelectric devices, light emitting diode devices, computer hard disc drive devices, magnetoresistance based devices, photoluminescence based devices, non-volatile memory devices, dielectric devices, thermoelectric devices and quantum dot laser devices.

  19. Detonation wave detection probe including parallel electrodes on a flexible backing strip

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    Uher, K.J.

    1995-12-19

    A device is disclosed for sensing the occurrence of destructive events and events involving mechanical shock in a non-intrusive manner. A pair of electrodes is disposed in a parallel configuration on a backing strip of flexible film. Electrical circuitry is used to sense the time at which an event causes electrical continuity between the electrodes or, with a sensor configuration where the electrodes are shorted together, to sense the time at which electrical continuity is lost. 4 figs.

  20. Detonation wave detection probe including parallel electrodes on a flexible backing strip

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Uher, Kenneth J. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1995-01-01

    A device for sensing the occurrence of destructive events and events involving mechanical shock in a non-intrusive manner. A pair of electrodes is disposed in a parallel configuration on a backing strip of flexible film. Electrical circuitry is used to sense the time at which an event causes electrical continuity between the electrodes or, with a sensor configuration where the electrodes are shorted together, to sense the time at which electrical continuity is lost.

  1. FLEXIBLE NEUTRON SHIELDING FOR A GLOVEBOX WITHIN THE IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY RADIOISOTOPE POWER SYSTEM PROGRAM

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    Stephanie Walsh

    2007-07-01

    Neutron shielding was desired to reduce worker exposure during handling of plutonium-238 (Pu-238) in a glovebox at the Idaho National Laboratory. Due to the unusual shape of the glovebox, standard methods of neutron shielding were impractical and would have interfered with glovebox operations. A silicon-based, boron-impregnated material was chosen due to its flexibility. This paper discusses the material, the installation, and the results from neutron source testing.

  2. An overview of the NREL/SNL flexible turbine characterization project

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    Bir, Gunjit; Kelley, Neil; McKenna, Ed; Osgood, Richard; Sutherland, Herbert; Wright, Alan

    1998-09-01

    There has been a desire to increase the generating capacity of the latest generation of wind turbine designs. In order to achieve these larger capacities, the dimensions of the turbine rotors are also increasing significantly. These larger structures are often much more flexible than their smaller predecessors. This higher degree of structural flexibility has placed increased demands on available analytical models to accurately predict the dynamic response to turbulence excitation, In this paper we present an overview and our progress to date of a joint effort of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Sandia National Laboratory (SNL). In this paper we present an overview and status of an ongoing program to characterize and analytically model the dynamics associated with the operation of one of the most flexible turbine designs currently available, the Cannon Wind Eagle 300 (CWE-300). The effort includes extensive measurements involving a detailed inventory of the turbine's physical properties, establishing the turbine component and fill-system vibrational modes, and documenting the dynamic deformations of the rotor system and support tower while in operation.

  3. Vortex and structural dynamics of a flexible cylinder in cross-flow

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    Shang, Jessica K., E-mail: jshang@princeton.edu; Stone, Howard A. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Smits, Alexander J. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Monash University, VIC 3800 (Australia)

    2014-05-15

    A low-density, flexible cantilevered cylinder was permitted to vibrate freely under the influence of vortex shedding in the laminar flow regime. We find that the vortex-induced vibrations (VIV) of a flexible cantilever depart from those of a flexible cylinder that is fixed at both ends. In particular, we find discontinuous regions of VIV behavior – here called states – as a function of the reduced velocity U{sup *}. These states are demarcated by discrete changes in the dominant eigenmodes of the structural response as the cylinder vibrates in progressively higher structural modes with increasing U{sup *}. The contribution of structural modes can be identified readily by a modal projection of the cylinder oscillation onto known cantilever beam modes. Oscillation frequencies do not monotonically increase with U{sup *}. The wake response between different states is also found to have distinct characteristics; of particular note is the occurrence of a P+S wake over one of these regions, which is associated with a high-amplitude vibration of the cylinder that is due to the constructive interference of contributing eigenmodes.

  4. ACAA pavement manual. Recommended practice: Coal fly ash in pozzolanic stabilized mixtures for flexible pavement systems

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    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of this manual is to guide pavement design engineers, materials engineers, and construction managers in the design and construction of flexible pavement systems in which low- to high-strength Pozzolanic Stabilized Mixtures' ( PSMs') serve as base layers. A PSM incorporates coal fly ash in combination with activators, aggregates and water. Each of three design methods is useful for determining the thickness of a PSM base layer for a flexible pavement system: Method A - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) flexible pavement design procedures, using structural layer coefficients; Method B - Mechanistic pavement design procedures, using resilient modulus values for the pavement layers; and Method C - A combination of Method A and Method B, using mechanistic design concepts for determining pavement layer coefficients. PSMs offer several advantages: PSMs are strong, durable mixtures using locally available materials; PSMs are economically competitive with properly engineered full-depth asphalt or crushed stone base courses; PSMs are suited to stabilizing recycled base mixtures; and PSMs are placed and compacted with conventional construction equipment. To provide the needed guidance for capturing the long-term service and cost-saving features of a PSM design, this manual details the following: a procedure for proportioning PSMs; thickness design procedures which include base layer and asphalt wearing course; and proven techniques for PSM mixing and base layer construction.

  5. Using real options to evaluate the flexibility in the deployment of SMR

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    Locatelli, G. [Univ. of Lincoln, Lincoln School of Engineering, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS (United Kingdom); Mancini, M. [Politecnico di Milano, Dept. of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Via Lambruschini 4/B, Milano (Italy); Ruiz, F.; Solana, P. [Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Dep. de Ingenieria de Organizacion, Administracion de Empresas y Estadistica, C/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2, 28006-Madrid (Spain)

    2012-07-01

    According to recent estimations the financial gap between Large Reactors (LR) and Small Medium Reactors (SMRs) seems not as huge as the economy of scale would suggest, so the SMRs are going to be important players of the worldwide nuclear renaissance. POLIMIs INCAS model has been developed to compare the investment in SMR with respect to LR. It provides the value of IRR (Internal Rate of Return), NPV (Net Present Value), LUEC (Levelized Unitary Electricity Cost), up-front investment, etc. The aim of this research is to integrate the actual INCAS model, based on discounted cash flows, with the real option theory to measure flexibility of the investor to expand, defer or abandon a nuclear project, under future uncertainties. The work compares the investment in a large nuclear power plant with a series of smaller, modular nuclear power plants on the same site. As a consequence it compares the benefits of the large power plant, coming from the economy of scale, to the benefit of the modular project (flexibility) concluding that managerial flexibility can be measured and used by an investor to face the investment risks. (authors)

  6. ZnO and MgZnO Nanocrystalline Flexible Films: Optical and Material Properties

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    Huso, Jesse; Morrison, John L.; Che, Hui; Sundararajan, Jency P.; Yeh, Wei Jiang; McIlroy, David; Williams, Thomas J.; Bergman, Leah

    2011-01-01

    An emerging material for flexible UV applications isMgxZn1?xO which is capable of tunable bandgap and luminescence in the UV range of ~3.4?eV–7.4?eV depending on the compositionx. Studies on the optical and material characteristics of ZnO and Mg0.3Zn0.7O nanocrystalline flexible films are presented. The analysis indicates that the ZnO and Mg0.3Zn0.7O have bandgaps of 3.34?eV and 4.02?eV, respectively. The photoluminescence (PL) of the ZnO film was found to exhibit a structural defect-related emission at ~3.316?eV inherent to the nanocrystalline morphology. The PL of the Mg0.3Zn0.7O film exhibits two broad peaks at 3.38?eV and at 3.95?eV that are discussed in terms ofmore »the solubility limit of the ZnO-MgO alloy system. Additionally, external deformation of the film did not have a significant impact on its properties as indicated by the Raman LO-mode behavior, making these films attractive for UV flexible applications.« less

  7. Flexible Coal: An Example Evolution from Baseload to Peaking Plant (Presentation)

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    Cochran, J.

    2014-08-01

    Twenty-first century power systems, with higher penetration levels of low-carbon energy, smart grids, and other emerging technologies, will favor resources that have low marginal costs and provide system flexibility (e.g., the ability to cycle on and off to follow changes in variable renewable energy plant output). Questions remain about both the fate of coal plants in this scenario and whether they can cost-effectively continue to operate if they cycle routinely. The experience from the CGS plant demonstrates that coal plants can become flexible resources. This flexibility - namely the ability to cycle on and off and run at lower output (below 40% of capacity) - requires limited hardware modifications but extensive modifications to operational practice. Cycling does damage the plant and impact its life expectancy compared to baseload operations. Nevertheless, strategic modifications, proactive inspections and training programs, among other operational changes to accommodate cycling, can minimize the extent of damage and optimize the cost of maintenance. CGS's cycling, but not necessarily the associated price tag, is replicable. Context - namely, power market opportunities and composition of the generation fleet - will help determine for other coal plants the optimal balance between the level of cycling-related forced outages and the level of capital investment required to minimize those outages. Replicating CGS's experience elsewhere will likely require a higher acceptance of forced outages than regulators and plant operators are accustomed to; however, an increase in strategic maintenance can minimize the impact on outage rates.

  8. Flexible Coal: An Example Evolution from Baseload to Peaking Plant (Presentation)

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    Cochran, J.

    2014-05-01

    Twenty-first century power systems, with higher penetration levels of low-carbon energy, smart grids, and other emerging technologies, will favor resources that have low marginal costs and provide system flexibility (e.g., the ability to cycle on and off to follow changes in variable renewable energy plant output). Questions remain about both the fate of coal plants in this scenario and whether they can cost-effectively continue to operate if they cycle routinely. The experience from the CGS plant demonstrates that coal plants can become flexible resources. This flexibility - namely the ability to cycle on and off and run at lower output (below 40% of capacity) - requires limited hardware modifications but extensive modifications to operational practice. Cycling does damage the plant and impact its life expectancy compared to baseload operations. Nevertheless, strategic modifications, proactive inspections and training programs, among other operational changes to accommodate cycling, can minimize the extent of damage and optimize the cost of maintenance. CGS's cycling, but not necessarily the associated price tag, is replicable. Context - namely, power market opportunities and composition of the generation fleet - will help determine for other coal plants the optimal balance between the level of cycling-related forced outages and the level of capital investment required to minimize those outages. Replicating CGS's experience elsewhere will likely require a higher acceptance of forced outages than regulators and plant operators are accustomed to; however, an increase in strategic maintenance can minimize the impact on outage rates.

  9. Highly Flexible Self-Assembled V2O5 Cathodes Enabled by Conducting Diblock Copolymers

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    An, Hyosung; Mike, Jared; Smith, Kendall A.; Swank, Lisa; Lin, Yen-Hao; L. Pesek, Stacy; Verduzco, Rafael; Lutkenhaus, Jodie L.

    2015-09-22

    Mechanically robust battery electrodes are desired for applications in wearable devices, flexible displays, and structural energy and power. In this regard, the challenge is to balance mechanical and electrochemical properties in materials that are inherently brittle. Here, we demonstrate a unique water-based self-assembly approach that incorporates a diblock copolymer bearing electron- and ion-conducting blocks, poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(ethyleneoxide) (P3HT-b-PEO), with V2O5 to form a flexible, tough, carbon-free hybrid battery cathode. V2O5 is a promising lithium intercalation material, but it remains limited by its poor conductivity and mechanical properties. Our approach leads to a unique electrode structure consisting of interlocking V2O5 layers glued togethermore »with micellar aggregates of P3HT-b-PEO, which results in robust mechanical properties, far exceeding the those obtained from conventional fluoropolymer binders. Only 5 wt % polymer is required to triple the flexibility of V2O5, and electrodes comprised of 10 wt % polymer have unusually high toughness (293 kJ/m3) and specific energy (530 Wh/kg), both higher than reduced graphene oxide paper electrodes. Furthermore, addition of P3HT-b-PEO enhances lithium-ion diffusion, eliminates cracking during cycling, and boosts cyclability relative to V2O5 alone. These results highlight the importance of tradeoffs between mechanical and electrochemical performance, where polymer content can be used to tune both aspects.« less

  10. Particle-fluid-structure interaction for debris flow impact on flexible barriers

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    A. Leonardi; F. K. Wittel; M. Mendoza; R. Vetter; H. J. Herrmann

    2014-09-29

    Flexible barriers are increasingly used for the protection from debris flow in mountainous terrain due to their low cost and environmental impact. However, a numerical tool for rational design of such structures is still missing. In this work, a hybrid computational framework is presented, using a total Lagrangian formulation of the Finite Element Method (FEM) to represent a flexible barrier. The actions exerted on the structure by a debris flow are obtained from simultaneous simulations of the flow of a fluid-grain mixture, using two conveniently coupled solvers: the Discrete Element Method (DEM) governs the motion of the grains, while the free-surface non-Newtonian fluid phase is solved using the Lattice-Boltzmann Method (LBM). Simulations on realistic geometries show the dependence of the momentum transfer on the barrier on the composition of the debris flow, challenging typical assumptions made during the design process today. In particular, we demonstrate that both grains and fluid contribute in a non-negligible way to the momentum transfer. Moreover, we show how the flexibility of the barrier reduces its vulnerability to structural collapse, and how the stress is distributed on its fabric, highlighting potential weak points.

  11. Analysis to determine the maximum dimensions of flexible apertures in sensored security netting products.

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    Murton, Mark; Bouchier, Francis A.; vanDongen, Dale T.; Mack, Thomas Kimball; Cutler, Robert Paul; Ross, Michael P.

    2013-08-01

    Although technological advances provide new capabilities to increase the robustness of security systems, they also potentially introduce new vulnerabilities. New capability sometimes requires new performance requirements. This paper outlines an approach to establishing a key performance requirement for an emerging intrusion detection sensor: the sensored net. Throughout the security industry, the commonly adopted standard for maximum opening size through barriers is a requirement based on square inches-typically 96 square inches. Unlike standard rigid opening, the dimensions of a flexible aperture are not fixed, but variable and conformable. It is demonstrably simple for a human intruder to move through a 96-square-inch opening that is conformable to the human body. The longstanding 96-square-inch requirement itself, though firmly embedded in policy and best practice, lacks a documented empirical basis. This analysis concluded that the traditional 96-square-inch standard for openings is insufficient for flexible openings that are conformable to the human body. Instead, a circumference standard is recommended for these newer types of sensored barriers. The recommended maximum circumference for a flexible opening should be no more than 26 inches, as measured on the inside of the netting material.

  12. Statistical model selection for better prediction and discovering science mechanisms that affect reliability

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    Anderson-Cook, Christine M.; Morzinski, Jerome; Blecker, Kenneth D.

    2015-08-19

    Understanding the impact of production, environmental exposure and age characteristics on the reliability of a population is frequently based on underlying science and empirical assessment. When there is incomplete science to prescribe which inputs should be included in a model of reliability to predict future trends, statistical model/variable selection techniques can be leveraged on a stockpile or population of units to improve reliability predictions as well as suggest new mechanisms affecting reliability to explore. We describe a five-step process for exploring relationships between available summaries of age, usage and environmental exposure and reliability. The process involves first identifying potential candidatemore »inputs, then second organizing data for the analysis. Third, a variety of models with different combinations of the inputs are estimated, and fourth, flexible metrics are used to compare them. As a result, plots of the predicted relationships are examined to distill leading model contenders into a prioritized list for subject matter experts to understand and compare. The complexity of the model, quality of prediction and cost of future data collection are all factors to be considered by the subject matter experts when selecting a final model.« less

  13. Flexible horseshoe

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    Ford, Donald F. (2011 D Sierra Rd., Concord, CA 94518)

    1985-01-01

    A screw-on horseshoe formed from a plastic material is disclosed. A flex joint is provided that allows the horseshoe to expand and contract as pressure is applied to the horse's hoof, thereby reducing friction between the hoof and the shoe. The horseshoe also provides a lip portion projecting upwardly from a horseshoe base portion to protect the horse hoof wall from obstacles encountered during the movement of the horse. A novel screw having a double helix thread pattern including a high thread pattern and a low thread pattern is used to fasten the horseshoe to the horse's hoof without piercing the hoof wall. The screw includes a keyed recessed self-holding head that is complementary to, and therefore readily driven by, a power drill. A lightweight, yet wear-resistant, horseshoe that is readily attached to a horse's hoof with a minimum amount of labor and a minimum amount of damage to the hoof that can be constructed in many styles and sizes to match a large variety of horse uses is thus described.

  14. Flexible connector

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    Savage, M.E.; Simpson, W.W.

    1999-07-27

    An electrical connector accommodates high current, is not labor intensive to assemble and disassemble, and allows a wide range of motion to accommodate mechanical variations and movement of connected components. The connector comprises several parts with joints therebetween, wherein each joint provides electrical connection between and allows relative motion of the joined parts. The combination of parts and joints maintains electrical connection between two electrical components even if the components are misaligned or move after connection. 6 figs.

  15. Flexible connector

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    Savage, Mark E. (Albuquerque, NM); Simpson, Walter W. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1999-01-01

    An electrical connector accommodates high current, is not labor intensive to assemble and disassemble, and allows a wide range of motion to accommodate mechanical variations and movement of connected components. The connector comprises several parts with joints therebetween, wherein each joint provides electrical connection between and allows relative motion of the joined parts. The combination of parts and joints maintains electrical connection between two electrical components even if the components are misaligned or move after connection.

  16. Flexible nanogenerators

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    Wang, Zhong L. (Marietta, GA); Wang, Xudong (Atlanta, GA); Qin, Yong (Atlanta, GA); Yang, Rusen (Atlanta, GA)

    2011-07-19

    A small scale electrical generator includes an elongated substrate and a first piezoelectric fine wire. The first piezoelectric fine wire is disposed along a surface of the substrate. The first piezoelectric fine wire has a first end and a spaced-apart second end. A first conductive contact secures the first end of the fine wire to a first portion of the substrate and a second conductive contact secures the second end of the fine wire to a second portion of the substrate. A fabric made of interwoven strands that includes fibers from which piezoelectric nanowires extend radially therefrom and conductive nanostructures extend therefrom is configured to generate electricity.

  17. Flexible urbanism

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    Anandam, Anahita

    2006-01-01

    This thesis seeks to find a new approach/method towards urbanization in existing low density neighborhoods in major metropolitan cities in the United States. The near South side of the city of Chicago (a city that carries ...

  18. Conformational flexibility and molecular interactions of an archaeal homologue of the Shwachman-Bodian-Diamond syndrome protein

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    Ng, C. Leong; Waterman, David G.; Koonin, Eugene V.; Walters, Alison D.; Chong, James P. J.; Isupov, Michail N.; Lebedev, Andrey A.; Bunka, David H. J.; Stockley, Peter G.; Ortiz-Lombardia, Miguel; Antson, Alfred A.

    2009-05-19

    unknown. Results We determined the crystal structure of the SBDS orthologue from Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus (mthSBDS). This structure shows that SBDS proteins are highly flexible, with the N-terminal FYSH domain and the C-terminal ferredoxin...

  19. Flexible working lives and pension coverage in Europe with a focus on women: Lessons to be learned by Germany? 

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    Leschke, Janine

    2011-01-01

    In particular due to increasing female employment over the last decades employment has become more flexible in regard to the contract form and we observe more discontinuous employment careers. This paper discusses in how ...

  20. Minimizing the Cost of Innovative Nuclear Technology Through Flexibility: The Case of a Demonstration Accelerator-Driven Subcritical Reactor Park

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    Cardin, Michel-Alexandre; Steer, Steven J.; Nuttall, William J.; Parks, Geoffrey T.; Gonçalves, Leonardo V. N.; de Neufville, Richard

    Presented is a methodology to analyze the expected Levelised Cost Of Electricity (LCOE) in the face of technology uncertainty for Accelerator-Driven Subcritical Reactors (ADSRs). It shows that flexibility in the design and deployment strategy...

  1. Microfluidic Brain Slice Chambers and Flexible Microelectrode Arrays for in vitro Localized Stimulation and Spatial Mapping of Neural Activities

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    Tang, Yujie

    2012-01-01

    device and fMEA. 78 Figure 5.5:signal coincides with fMEA signal. 82 Figure 5.7: Slow5.2.1 Planar Flexible MEA (fMEA) Design and Fabrication The

  2. An Annotated Bibliography of High-Voltage Direct-Current Transmission and Flexible AC Transmission (FACTS) Devices, 1991-1993.

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    Litzenberger, Wayne; Lava, Val

    1994-08-01

    References are contained for HVDC systems, converter stations and components, overhead transmission lines, cable transmission, system design and operations, simulation of high voltage direct current systems, high-voltage direct current installations, and flexible AC transmission system (FACTS).

  3. 1998 ASME Wind Energy Symposium, AIAA/ASME, 1998 AN OVERVIEW OF THE NREL/SNL FLEXIBLE TURBINE

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    1998 ASME Wind Energy Symposium, AIAA/ASME, 1998 1 AN OVERVIEW OF THE NREL/SNL FLEXIBLE TURBINE of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Sandia National Laboratory (SNL). In this paper we

  4. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 82, 063704 (2011) Flexible drift-compensation system for precise 3D force mapping in severe

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    Kühnle, Angelika

    2011-01-01

    is of great importance, but also a challenge for scanning probe microscopy (SPM). Thermal drift often induces a flexible drift compensation system which can easily be connected to existing SPM hardware. Furthermore, we

  5. tcc: A System for Fast, Flexible, and Highlevel Dynamic Code Generation Massimiliano Poletto, Dawson R. Engler, and M. Frans Kaashoek

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    language, an extension of ANSI C that supports dynamic code generation [15]. `C gives power and flexibility of ANSI C that provides mechanisms for specifying and dynamically composing arbitrary ANSI C expressions

  6. Reliability analysis of a passive cooling system using a response surface with an application to the Flexible Conversion Ratio Reactor

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    Fong, Christopher J. (Christopher Joseph)

    2008-01-01

    A comprehensive risk-informed methodology for passive safety system design and performance assessment is presented and demonstrated on the Flexible Conversion Ratio Reactor (FCRR). First, the methodology provides a framework ...

  7. Pressure Losses in 12”, 15” and 16” Non-Metallic Flexible Ducts with Compression and Sag (RP-1333) 

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    Culp, C.H.; Cantrill, D.

    2009-01-01

    is based on findings resulting from ASHRAE Research Project RP-1333. ABSTRACT A study was conducted to measure air pressure loss in non- metallic flexible ducts and included 12” (305 mm), 14” (356 mm) and 16” (406 mm) diameter ducts on a flat surface... and also positioned over joists on 24” (610 mm) centers. For this study, flexible duct compression configurations were fully stretched and 4%, 15%, 30% and 45% compressed. Measure- ments were performed at each compression. All tests were performed...

  8. Integration of subwavelength optical nanostructures for improved antireflection performance of mechanically flexible GaAs solar cells

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    Yu, Edward T.

    to produce mechanically flexible, low-cost, light-weight, and high-efficiency GaAs thin-film solar cells of mechanically flexible GaAs solar cells fabricated by epitaxial lift-off Xiaohan Li a,n , Ping-Chun Li a , Li Ji bilayer antireflection coatings, respectively, with epitaxial lift-off single-junction GaAs solar cells

  9. Three-dimensional graphene/LiFePO{sub 4} nanostructures as cathode materials for flexible lithium-ion batteries

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    Ding, Y.H., E-mail: yhding@xtu.edu.cn [College of Chemical Engineering, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105 (China); Institute of Rheology Mechanics, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105 (China); Ren, H.M. [Institute of Rheology Mechanics, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105 (China); Huang, Y.Y. [BTR New Energy Materials Inc., Shenzhen 518000 (China); Chang, F.H.; Zhang, P. [Institute of Rheology Mechanics, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105 (China)

    2013-10-15

    Graphical abstract: Graphene/LiFePO{sub 4} composites as a high-performance cathode material for flexible lithium-ion batteries have been prepared by using a co-precipitation method to synthesize graphene/LiFePO4 powders as precursors and then followed by a solvent evaporation process. - Highlights: • Flexible LiFePO{sub 4}/graphene films were prepared first time by a solvent evaporation process. • The flexible electrode exhibited a high discharge capacity without conductive additives. • Graphene network offers the electrode adequate strength to withstand repeated flexing. - Abstract: Three-dimensional graphene/LiFePO{sub 4} nanostructures for flexible lithium-ion batteries were successfully prepared by solvent evaporation method. Structural characteristics of flexible electrodes were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Electrochemical performance of graphene/LiFePO{sub 4} was examined by a variety of electrochemical testing techniques. The graphene/LiFePO{sub 4} nanostructures showed high electrochemical properties and significant flexibility. The composites with low graphene content exhibited a high capacity of 163.7 mAh g{sup ?1} at 0.1 C and 114 mAh g{sup ?1} at 5 C without further incorporation of conductive agents.

  10. RESEARCH PAPER Identification of loci affecting flavour volatile emissions in

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    Klee, Harry J.

    RESEARCH PAPER Identification of loci affecting flavour volatile emissions in tomato fruits Denise shown that emissions of carotenoid-derived volatiles were directly correlated with the fruit carotenoid

  11. EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply...

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    Statements of Energy Effects shall describe the effects of certain regulatory actions on energy supply, distribution, or use. EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect...

  12. The microbe-mediated mechanisms affecting topsoil carbon stock...

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    affecting topsoil carbon stock in Tibetan grasslands Warming has been shown to cause soil carbon (C) loss in northern grasslands owing to accelerated microbial decomposition...

  13. Water-related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery...

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    Water-related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery and Potential Oil-Shale Development in the Uinta Basin, Utah Michael Vanden Berg; Paul Anderson; Janae Wallace;...

  14. Key Parameters Affecting DPF Performance Degradation and Impact...

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    Fuel Economy Summarizes latest findings on impact of specific parameters affecting ash-related diesel particulate filter performance degradation and information useful to...

  15. Ecosystem carbon storage capacity as affected by disturbance...

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    and tausub 1 is the residence time of the carbon pool affected by disturbances (biomass pool in this study). The disturbance regime is characterized by the mean disturbance...

  16. xMDFF: molecular dynamics flexible fitting of low-resolution X-ray structures

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    McGreevy, Ryan; Singharoy, Abhishek; Li, Qufei; Zhang, Jingfen; Xu, Dong; Perozo, Eduardo; Schulten, Klaus

    2014-09-01

    A new real-space refinement method for low-resolution X-ray crystallography is presented. The method is based on the molecular dynamics flexible fitting protocol targeted at addressing large-scale deformations of the search model to achieve refinement with minimal manual intervention. An explanation of the method is provided, augmented by results from the refinement of both synthetic and experimental low-resolution data, including an independent electrophysiological verification of the xMDFF-refined crystal structure of a voltage-sensor protein. X-ray crystallography remains the most dominant method for solving atomic structures. However, for relatively large systems, the availability of only medium-to-low-resolution diffraction data often limits the determination of all-atom details. A new molecular dynamics flexible fitting (MDFF)-based approach, xMDFF, for determining structures from such low-resolution crystallographic data is reported. xMDFF employs a real-space refinement scheme that flexibly fits atomic models into an iteratively updating electron-density map. It addresses significant large-scale deformations of the initial model to fit the low-resolution density, as tested with synthetic low-resolution maps of d-ribose-binding protein. xMDFF has been successfully applied to re-refine six low-resolution protein structures of varying sizes that had already been submitted to the Protein Data Bank. Finally, via systematic refinement of a series of data from 3.6 to 7 Å resolution, xMDFF refinements together with electrophysiology experiments were used to validate the first all-atom structure of the voltage-sensing protein Ci-VSP.

  17. Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals

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    Alastair Dewar; Philip J. Camp

    2005-05-06

    The effects of dipolar interactions and molecular flexibility on the structure and phase behavior of bent-core molecular fluids are studied using Monte Carlo computer simulations. Some calculations of flexoelectric coefficients are also reported. The rigid cores of the model molecules consist of either five or seven soft spheres arranged in a `V' shape with external bend angle $\\gamma$. With purely repulsive sphere-sphere interactions and $\\gamma=0^\\circ$ (linear molecules) the seven-sphere model exhibits isotropic, uniaxial nematic, smectic-A, and tilted phases. With $\\gamma \\geq 20^\\circ$ the smectic-A phase disappears, while the system with $\\gamma \\geq 40^\\circ$ shows a direct tilted smectic--isotropic fluid transition. The addition of electrostatic interactions between transverse dipole moments on the apical spheres is generally seen to reduce the degree of tilt in the smectic and solid phases, destabilize the nematic and smectic-A phases of linear molecules, and destabilize the tilted smectic-B phase of bent-core molecules. The effects of adding three-segment flexible tails to the ends of five-sphere bent-core molecules are examined using configurational-bias Monte Carlo simulations. Only isotropic and smectic phases are observed. On the one hand, molecular flexibility gives rise to pronounced fluctuations in the smectic-layer structure, bringing the simulated system in better correspondence with real materials; on the other hand, the smectic phase shows almost no tilt. Lastly, the flexoelectric coefficients of various nematic phases -- with and without attractive sphere-sphere interactions -- are presented. The results are encouraging, but the computational effort required is a drawback associated with the use of fluctuation relations.

  18. Roll-to-roll atomic layer deposition process for flexible electronics encapsulation applications

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    Maydannik, Philipp S., E-mail: philipp.maydannik@lut.fi; Kääriäinen, Tommi O.; Lahtinen, Kimmo; Cameron, David C. [Advanced Surface Technology Research Laboratory, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Sammonkatu 12, 50130 Mikkeli (Finland); Söderlund, Mikko; Soininen, Pekka [Beneq Oy, P.O. Box 262, 01511 Vantaa (Finland); Johansson, Petri; Kuusipalo, Jurkka [Tampere University of Technology, Paper Converting and Packaging Technology, P.O. Box 589, 33101 Tampere (Finland); Moro, Lorenza; Zeng, Xianghui [Samsung Cheil Industries, San Jose R and D Center, 2186 Bering Drive, San Jose, California 95131 (United States)

    2014-09-01

    At present flexible electronic devices are under extensive development and, among them, flexible organic light-emitting diode displays are the closest to a large market deployment. One of the remaining unsolved challenges is high throughput production of impermeable flexible transparent barrier layers that protect sensitive light-emitting materials against ambient moisture. The present studies deal with the adaptation of the atomic layer deposition (ALD) process to high-throughput roll-to-roll production using the spatial ALD concept. We report the development of such a process for the deposition of 20?nm thickness Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} diffusion barrier layers on 500?mm wide polymer webs. The process uses trimethylaluminum and water as precursors at a substrate temperature of 105?°C. The observation of self-limiting film growth behavior and uniformity of thickness confirms the ALD growth mechanism. Water vapor transmission rates for 20?nm Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films deposited on polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) substrates were measured as a function of substrate residence time, that is, time of exposure of the substrate to one precursor zone. Moisture permeation levels measured at 38?°C/90% relative humidity by coulometric isostatic–isobaric method were below the detection limit of the instrument (<5?×?10{sup ?4}?g/m{sup 2} day) for films coated at web moving speed of 0.25?m/min. Measurements using the Ca test indicated water vapor transmission rates ?5?×?10{sup ?6} g/m{sup 2} day. Optical measurements on the coated web showed minimum transmission of 80% in the visible range that is the same as the original PEN substrate.

  19. Affect and Engagement in Game-Based Learning Environments

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    Young, R. Michael

    at regulating their affective experiences during learning [6]. For example, students who are focused on learning Abstract--The link between affect and student learning has been the subject of increasing attention with learning while negative states such as boredom and frustration have the opposite effect. Student engagement

  20. Intraspecific competition affects the strength of individual specialization: an optimal

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    Bolnick, Daniel I.

    of individual specialization. Key assumptions: The foragers in the model are omniscient and maximize energy variation affected prey densities, which in turn affected forager diet breadth and fitness (energy income (Bolnick et al., 2003). For example, the Cocos finch, Pinaroloxias inornata, uses a broad range