Stone, G. A.; DeVito, E. M.; Nease, N. H.
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Texas adopted in its residential building energy code a maximum 0.40 solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for fenestration (e.g., windows, glazed doors and skylights)-a critical driver of cooling energy use, comfort and peak demand. An analysis...
Stone, G. A.; DeVito, E. M.; Nease, N. H.
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Code?s 0.40 Maximum SHGC Requirement It is expected that most builders will meet the new SHGC requirement through upgraded windows, glazed doors and skylights. In fact, the SHGC level and the climate range in the Texas energy code are based... primarily on the energy-related cost savings from upgrading double-pane insulated glass units with low-cost, low solar gain, low-e coatings. These coatings produce cost-effective cooling savings and an increase in the insulating value of the glass...
Richards, G.A.; Yip, J.; Gemmen, R.S.; Janus, M.C.; Norton, T. [USDOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center, WV (United States); Rogers, W.A. [EG and G Washington Analytical Services Center, Inc., Morgantown, WV (United States)
1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Pulse combustion has been proposed for gas turbine applications in many early articles and more recently has been demonstrated to produce so-called ``pressure-gain`` in a small gas turbine. The basic concept is that the oscillatory combustion occurs as a constant-volume process, producing a gain in the stagnation pressure of air flowing through the combustor, rather than the pressure loss associated with conventional, steady combustion. If properly utilized, this pressure-gain could enhance simple-cycle gas turbine efficiency several percent, depending on the operating conditions. In addition, pulse combustors have demonstrated relatively low NO{sub x} pollutant levels in some applications. The combined potential for higher cycle efficiency and lower pollutant levels is the basis for the present investigation. Tests in progress at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) have considered a baseline pulse combustor configuration that has shown good oscillating performance, low NO{sub x} emissions, but disappointing results in terms of pressure-gain. However, a combination of numeric simulations and test data suggest that pressure-gain can be produced by a select combination of operating conditions and combustor geometry, but is especially sensitive to the combustor inlet geometry. Tests in progress will evaluate the effect of inlet geometry and operating pressure on both pollutant emissions and pressure-gain.
Wythe, Kathy
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
are not as modern as the United States when it comes to water management,? he said, ?and that is something where we could use our knowledge to help others.? Munster agreed that the program gives students a diverse outlook. ?The students gain a different...
Bounding the Bogoliubov coefficients
Boonserm, Petarpa
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
While over the last century or more considerable effort has been put into the problem of finding approximate solutions for wave equations in general, and quantum mechanical problems in particular, it appears that as yet relatively little work seems to have been put into the complementary problem of establishing rigourous bounds on the exact solutions. We have in mind either bounds on parametric amplification and the related quantum phenomenon of particle production (as encoded in the Bogoliubov coefficients), or bounds on transmission and reflection coefficients. Modifying and streamlining an approach developed by one of the present authors [Phys. Rev. A 59 (1999) 427-438], we investigate this question by developing a formal but exact solution for the appropriate second-order linear ODE in terms of a time-ordered exponential of 2x2 matrices, then relating the Bogoliubov coefficients to certain invariants of this matrix. By bounding the matrix in an appropriate manner, we can thereby bound the Bogoliubov coeff...
SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES FOR
SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES that with a drastic simplifying assumption these methods can be used to calculate system solar-optical properties and solar heat gain coefficients for arbitrary glazing systems, while requiring limited data about
SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: PROCEDURES FOR ESTIMATING
SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: PROCEDURES FOR ESTIMATING that with a drastic simplifying assumption these methods can be used to calculate system solar-optical properties and solar heat gain coefficients for arbitrary glazing systems, while requiring limited data about
Precision Gain = 10 DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER
Lozano-Nieto, Albert
AMPLIFIER q G = +11 AMPLIFIER q INSTRUMENTATION AMPLIFIER DESCRIPTION The INA106 is a monolithic Gain = 10 deviation from the best-fit straight line as a percent of full-scale peak- to-peak output. (3) With zero
A near infrared organic photodiode with gain at low bias voltage
Campbell, Ian H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Crone, Brian K [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We demonstrate an organic photodiode with near infrared optical response out to about 1100 run with a gain of {approx}10 at 1000 run under 5V reverse bias. The diodes employ a soluble naphthalocyanine with a peak absorption coefficient of {approx}10{sup 5} cm{sup -1} at 1000 nm. In contrast to most organic photodiodes, no exciton dissociating material is used. At zero bias, the diodes are inefficient with an external quantum efficiency of {approx} 10{sup -2}. In reverse bias, large gain occurs and is linear with bias voltage above 4V. The observed gain is consistent with a photoconductive gain mechanism.
Stirling's approximation for central polynomial coefficients
Eger, Steffen
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We derive asymptotic formulae for central polynomial coefficients, a generalization of binomial coefficients, using the distribution of the sum of independent uniform random variables and the CLT.
Coherent coupling of optical gain elements
Ury, I.; Yariv, A
1989-05-23T23:59:59.000Z
A coherent light source is described comprising: a non-linear photorefractive medium; a laser for illuminating the photorefractive medium; a mirror on the opposite side of the photorefractive medium from the laser and aligned for retroreflecting light back toward the laser; and optical gain elements. Each optical gain element has its optical axis aligned with the photo-refractive medium, each optical gain element having a reflective end remote from the photorefractive medium, the laser and optical gain elements being sufficiently aligned that laser light scattered from the photorefractive medium illuminates all of the optical gain elements for amplification and producing a coherent output beam.
Transport coefficients of gluonic fluid
Santosh K Das; Jan-e Alam
2011-06-14T23:59:59.000Z
The shear ($\\eta$) and bulk ($\\zeta$) viscous coefficients have been evaluated for a gluonic fluid. The elastic, $gg \\rightarrow gg$ and the inelastic, number non-conserving, $gg\\rightarrow ggg$ processes have been considered as the dominant perturbative processes in evaluating the viscous co-efficients to entropy density ($s$) ratios. Recently the processes: $gg \\rightarrow ggg$ has been revisited and a correction to the widely used Gunion-Bertsch (GB) formula has been obtained. The $\\eta$ and $\\zeta$ have been evaluated for gluonic fluid with the formula derived recently. The sensitivity of the quantity, $\\eta/s$ on the running coupling constant is also discussed. At $\\alpha_s=0.3$ we get $\\eta/s=0.24$ which is close to the value obtained from the analysis of the elliptic flow at RHIC experiments.
Portable vapor diffusion coefficient meter
Ho, Clifford K. (Albuquerque, NM)
2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z
An apparatus for measuring the effective vapor diffusion coefficient of a test vapor diffusing through a sample of porous media contained within a test chamber. A chemical sensor measures the time-varying concentration of vapor that has diffused a known distance through the porous media. A data processor contained within the apparatus compares the measured sensor data with analytical predictions of the response curve based on the transient diffusion equation using Fick's Law, iterating on the choice of an effective vapor diffusion coefficient until the difference between the predicted and measured curves is minimized. Optionally, a purge fluid can forced through the porous media, permitting the apparatus to also measure a gas-phase permeability. The apparatus can be made lightweight, self-powered, and portable for use in the field.
Linear tailored gain broad area semiconductor lasers
Lindsey, C.P.; Mehuys, D.; Yariv, A.
1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Tailored gain semiconductor lasers capable of high-power operation with single-lobed, nearly diffraction limited beamwidths only a few degrees wide have been demonstrated in proton implanted chirped arrays and ''halftone'' broad area lasers. The authors analyze lasers with a linear gain gradient, and obtain analytic approximations for their unsaturated optical eigenmodes. Unlike a uniform array, the fundamental mode of a linear tailored gain laser is the mode at threshold. Mode discrimination may be controlled by lasing the spatial gain gradient. All modes of asymmetric tailored gain waveguides have single-lobed far-field patterns offset from 0/sup 0/. Finally, they utilize tailored gain broad area lasers to make a measurement of the antiguiding parameter, and find b = 2.5 +- 0.5, in agreement with previous results.
The Seebeck coefficient of iodine
Perez-Fernandez, Domingo Miguel
1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
will be P while 0 across the hot junction will be g + ( 3g/3dT) (dT/dx) (up to 0 first order). This means that 3)/3T will be measured as a thermo- electric potential. The contact potential is determined by the 36 difference between the energy outside... is defined by V Lim AT~ 0 (1. 1) where V is the voltage drop and dT is the difference in temperature of the end points of the sample. Por one type of carriers, the Seebeck coefficient is given by k O. ? ? [z ? p] / kT (1. 2) where e is the electronic...
CHOW,WENG W.; JONES,ERIC D.; MODINE,NORMAND A.; KURTZ,STEVEN R.; ALLERMAN,ANDREW A.
2000-05-23T23:59:59.000Z
The optical gain spectra for GaInNAs/GaAs quantum wells are computed using a microscopic laser theory. From these spectra, the peak gain and carrier radiative decay rate as functions of carrier density are determined. These dependences allow the study of the lasing threshold current density of GaInNAs/GaAs quantum well structures.
Gaines County Solid Waste Management Act (Texas)
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
This Act establishes the Gaines County Solid Waste Management District, a governmental body to develop and carry out a regional water quality protection program through solid waste management and...
Optimal PID gain schedule for hydrogenerators
Orelind, G. (Adept Technology, San Jose, CA (US)); Wozniak, L.; Medanic, J. (Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (USA)); Whittemore, T. (Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO (USA))
1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper describes the development and testing of a digital gain switching governor for hydrogenerators. Optimal gains were found at different load points by minimizing a quadratic performance criterion prior to controller operating. During operation, the gain sets are switched in depending on the gate position and speed error magnitude. With gain switching operating, the digital governor was shown to have a substantial reduction of noise on the command signal and up to 42% faster responses to power requests. Non-linear control strategies enabled the digital governor to have a 2.5% to 2% reduction in speed overshoot on startups, and an 8% to 1% reduction in undershoot on load rejections as compared to the analog.
Superradiance and collective gain in multimode optomechanics
T. Kipf; G. S. Agarwal
2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
We present a description of a strongly driven multimode optomechanical system that shows the emergence of cooperative effects usually known from systems of atom-light interaction. Our calculations show that under application of a coherent pump field the system's response can be switched from a superradiant regime to a collective gain regime by varying the frequency detuning of the pump. In the superradiant regime, enhanced optical cooling of a single vibrational mode is possible, whereas the collective gain regime would potentially enable one to achieve almost thresholdless phonon laser action. The threshold pumping power scales as 1/N.
Gain narrowing in few-atom systems
Tom Savels; Allard P. Mosk; Ad Lagendijk
2006-05-31T23:59:59.000Z
Using a density matrix approach, we study the simplest systems that display both gain and feedback: clusters of 2 to 5 atoms, one of which is pumped. The other atoms supply feedback through multiple scattering of light. We show that, if the atoms are in each other's near-field, the system exhibits large gain narrowing and spectral mode redistribution. The observed phenomena are more pronounced if the feedback is enhanced. Our system is to our knowledge the simplest exactly solvable microscopic system which shows the approach to laser oscillation.
Discovering the Value of "Gaining Through Training"
Lee, R. C.; Hahn, G. E.
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of operation and energy evaluation. This also supports the value of gaining through training as it relates to unit production. EXAMPLE 3 Trainin~ as Total Ener~y Evaluation Steam loss is a major cost concern in many types of industries. There is, however...
PV ENERGY ROI Tracks Efficiency Gains
PV ENERGY ROI Tracks Efficiency Gains the state of PV today E nergy payback time (EPBT) is the time it takes for a photovoltaic (PV) system to produce all the energy used through- out its life cycle. A short, current com- mercial PV technologies "pay back" the energy used in only six months to two years (depending
Fast Light in Fully Coherent Gain Media
B. D. Clader; Q-Han Park; J. H. Eberly
2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze the propagation of fast-light pulses through a finite-length resonant gain medium both analytically and numerically. We find that intrinsic instabilities can be avoided in attaining a substantial peak advance with an ultra-short rather than a long or adiabatic probe.
Laser gain media based on nanocomposite materials
Boyd, Robert W.
19, 2007 A new way of controlling the laser properties of optical materials by designing compositeLaser gain media based on nanocomposite materials Ksenia Dolgaleva* and Robert W. Boyd The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA *Corresponding author: ksenia
Gain International Work Experience in China
Virginia Tech
Gain International Work Experience in China www.StudyCLI.org "The CLI internship gave me a huge boost both personally and professionally. At 21 years old, I've lived in China and can speak basic city of Guilin, China. CLIinternsengageinadynamicrangeofprojects: Y Establishnewrelationshipswith
PV ENERGY ROI Tracks Efficiency Gains
PV ENERGY ROI Tracks Efficiency Gains the state of PV today E nergy payback time (EPBT) is the time it takes for a photovoltaic (PV) system to produce all the energy used through- out its life cycle. A short their fabrication and lifetime. Accounting for All Energy Inputs, Outputs Photovoltaics need no fuel to produce elec
Pressure Gain Combustion Rotating Detonation Engines (RDE)
Pressure Gain Combustion Rotating Detonation Engines (RDE) Dr. Chris Brophy, David Dausen, Lee Van Houtte Students LT Culwell, ENS Khol, Robert Wright, Andrew Chaves Rocket Propulsion & Combustion Lab-based combustion to extract increase thermodynamic cycle efficiency for work/thrust apps. · Higher Enthalpy
APPENDIX G Partition Coefficients For Plutonium
APPENDIX G Partition Coefficients For Plutonium #12;Appendix G Partition Coefficients For Plutonium G.1.0 Background A number of studies have focussed on the adsorption behavior of plutonium that Kd values for plutonium typically range over 4 orders of magnitude (Thibault et al., 1990). Also
Friction Coefficient for Quarks in Supergravity Duals
E. Antonyan
2006-11-22T23:59:59.000Z
We study quarks moving in strongly-coupled plasmas that have supergravity duals. We compute the friction coefficient of strings dual to such quarks for general static supergravity backgrounds near the horizon. Our results also show that a previous conjecture on the bound has to be modified and higher friction coefficients can be achieved.
Wavelet Coefficients of Levy Process R. Suyundykov
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Wavelet Coefficients of Levy Process R. Suyundykov ENAC Dept. MI LMA 7, Avenue Edouard Belin 31055. Abstract--The main object of the paper is to study the wavelet decomposition of Levy processes by wavelets by Haar wavelets. Keywords : Ondelettes, Processus I. INTRODUCTION Estimation of wavelet coefficients
Coefficient of restitution for viscoelastic disks
Thomas Schwager
2007-01-08T23:59:59.000Z
The dissipative collision of two identical viscoelastic disks is studied. By using a known law for the elastic part of the interaction force and the viscoelastic damping model an analytical solution for the coefficient of restitution shall be given. The coefficient of restitution depends significantly on the impact velocity. It approaches one for small velocities and decreases for increasing velocities.
APPENDIX F Partition Coefficients For Lead
APPENDIX F Partition Coefficients For Lead #12;Appendix F Partition Coefficients For Lead F.1.0 Background The review of lead Kd data reported in the literature for a number of soils led to the following important conclusions regarding the factors which influence lead adsorption on minerals, soils
Open quantum systems with loss and gain
Hichem Eleuch; Ingrid Rotter
2015-04-13T23:59:59.000Z
We consider different properties of small open quantum systems coupled to an environment and described by a non-Hermitian Hamilton operator. Of special interest is the non-analytical behavior of the eigenvalues in the vicinity of singular points, the so-called exceptional points (EPs), at which the eigenvalues of two states coalesce and the corresponding eigenfunctions are linearly dependent from one another. The phases of the eigenfunctions are not rigid in approaching an EP and providing therewith the possibility to put information from the environment into the system. All characteristic properties of non-Hermitian quantum systems hold true not only for natural open quantum systems that suffer loss due to their embedding into the continuum of scattering wavefunctions. They appear also in systems coupled to different layers some of which provide gain to the system. Thereby gain and loss, respectively, may be fixed inside every layer, i.e. characteristic of it.
Roof Coating Procedures and Their Productivity Gains
Bonaby, J.; Schaub, D.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Roof Coating Procedures and their Productivity Gains John Bonaby and Dr. Diane Schaub, University of Florida As building envelope improvements are realized in organizations as ways to insulate businesses from high energy costs, the relative... benefit of the installation of different roof coating technologies and comparable application procedures of these technologies are ambiguous. The focal point of this research is to determine the effective correlation between various commercially...
Effects of Gain Changes on RPM Performance
Lousteau, Angela L [ORNL; York, Robbie Lynn [ORNL; Livesay, Jake [ORNL
2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's (DOE/NNSA's) Office of the Second Line of Defense (SLD) is to strengthen the capability of foreign governments to deter, detect, and interdict the illicit trafficking of special nuclear and other radioactive materials across international borders and through the global maritime shipping system. The goal of this mission is to reduce the probability of these materials being fashioned into a weapon of mass destruction or radiological dispersal device that could be used against the United States or its international partners. This goal is achieved primarily through the installation and operation of radiation detection equipment at border crossings, airports, seaports, and other strategic locations around the world. In order to effectively detect the movement of radioactive material, the response of these radiation detectors to various materials in various configurations must be well characterized. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) investigated two aspects of Radiation Portal Monitor (RPM) settings, based on a preliminary investigation done by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): source-to-detector distance effect on amplifier gain and optimized discriminator settings. This report discusses this investigation. A number of conclusions can be drawn from the ORNL testing. First, for increased distance between the source and the detector, thus illuminating the entire detector rather than just the center of the detector (as is done during detector alignments), an increase in gain may provide a 5-15% increase in sensitivity (Fig. 4). However, increasing the gain without adjusting the discriminator settings is not recommended as this makes the monitor more sensitive to electronic noise and temperature-induced fluctuations. Furthermore, if the discriminators are adjusted in relation to the increase in gain, thus appropriately discriminating against electronic noise, the sensitivity gains are less than 5% (Fig. 6). ORNL does not consider this slight increase in sensitivity to be a worthwhile pursuit. Second, increasing the ULD will increase sensitivity a few percent (Fig. 7); however, it is not clear that the slight increase in sensitivity is worth the effort required to make the change (e.g., reliability, cost, etc.). Additionally, while the monitor would be more sensitive to HEU, it would also be more sensitive to NORM. Third, the sensitivity of the system remains approximately the same whether it is calibrated to a small source on contact or a large source far away (Fig. 6). This affirms that no changes to the existing calibration procedure are necessary.
Symmetry energy coefficients for asymmetric nuclear matter
Fábio L. Braghin
2003-12-16T23:59:59.000Z
Symmetry energy coefficients of asymmetric nuclear matter are investigated as the inverse of nuclear matter polarizabilities with two different approaches. Firstly a general calculation shows they may depend on the neutron-proton asymmetry itself. The choice of particular prescriptions for the density fluctuations lead to certain isospin (n-p asymmetry) dependences of the polarizabilities. Secondly, with Skyrme type interactions, the static limit of the dynamical polarizability is investigated corresponding to the inverse symmetry energy coefficient which assumes different values at different asymmetries (and densities and temperatures). The symmetry energy coefficient (in the isovector channel) is found to increase as n-p asymmetries increase. The spin symmetry energy coefficient is also briefly investigated.
Determination of diffusion coefficient for unsaturated soils
Sood, Eeshani
2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
is non-linear but due to the complexity involved it has been simplified to a linear problem. The nonlinear behavior has been studied during this research. Therefore, certain refinements have been applied in the determination of the diffusion coefficient...
Creating materials with a desired refraction coefficient
A. G. Ramm
2009-09-02T23:59:59.000Z
A method is given for creating material with a desired refraction coefficient. The method consists of embedding into a material with known refraction coefficient many small particles of size $a$. The number of particles per unit volume around any point is prescribed, the distance between neighboring particles is $O(a^{\\frac{2-\\kappa}{3}})$ as $a\\to 0$, $0<\\kappa<1$ is a fixed parameter. The total number of the embedded particle is $O(a^{\\kappa-2})$. The physical properties of the particles are described by the boundary impedance $\\zeta_m$ of the $m-th$ particle, $\\zeta_m=O(a^{-\\kappa})$ as $a\\to 0$. The refraction coefficient is the coefficient $n^2(x)$ in the wave equation $[\
Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit
Barrett, David M. (Albuquerque, NM)
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit.
Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit
Barrett, D.M.
1996-11-05T23:59:59.000Z
A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit. 5 figs.
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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 Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousPlasmaP aCentrothermDepew, New York:EssexInstitute for SolarFurnas County,EnergyGM SAIC JVGahanna,GaiamGaines,
Semiconductor radiation detector with internal gain
Iwanczyk, Jan (Los Angeles, CA); Patt, Bradley E. (Sherman Oaks, CA); Vilkelis, Gintas (Westlake Village, CA)
2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
An avalanche drift photodetector (ADP) incorporates extremely low capacitance of a silicon drift photodetector (SDP) and internal gain that mitigates the surface leakage current noise of an avalanche photodetector (APD). The ADP can be coupled with scintillators such as CsI(Tl), NaI(Tl), LSO or others to form large volume scintillation type gamma ray detectors for gamma ray spectroscopy, photon counting, gamma ray counting, etc. Arrays of the ADPs can be used to replace the photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) used in conjunction with scintillation crystals in conventional gamma cameras for nuclear medical imaging.
Students gain work experience at WIPP
Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)
AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:5(Million Cubic Feet) Oregon (Including Vehicle Fuel) (MillionStructural Basis of Wnt Recognition byStructureStructuresStudentStudentStudents Gain Work
Turning low solar heat gain windows into energy savers in winter
Feuermann, D.; Novoplansky, A. [Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Sede Boker (Israel). Jacob Blaustein Inst. for Desert Research
1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
The reduction in summer peak cooling loads of buildings with a large ratio of window to floor areas is often achieved by windows with a low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). These windows are typically double glazed with the exterior pane tinted or selectively absorbing. Absorbed solar radiation is rejected to the environment. This is undesirable in the cold season. The authors suggest that by turning south-facing windows by 180{degree} for the duration of the cold season, the solar heat gain of these windows can be increased significantly. By means of a computer simulation, they estimate seasonal energy savings for a model room in several climates. The effect of building heat capacity on the savings is also studied. Windows whose positions can be reversed for ease of cleaning are commercially available. This study shows that in a suitable climate the achievable savings easily compensate for the additional effort and possible investment over the lifetime of the window.
INCREMENTAL COOLING LOAD DETERMINATION FOR PASSIVE DIRECT GAIN HEATING SYSTEMS
Sullivan, Paul W.
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and AirFOR PASSIVE DIRECT GAIN HEATING SYSTEMS Paul W. Sullivan,FOR PASSIVE DIRECT GAIN HEATING SYSTEMS* Paul W. Sullivan,t
Gain the most business value from implementing IBM Optim
Services professionals Gain comprehensive project planning and execution, product education and on guide your decommissioning project. Optim makes decommissioning easier and safer by providing professionals for rapid implementation and reliable support. IBM Software Lab Services can help you gain
Coupling coefficients for coupled-cavity lasers
Lang, R.J.; Yariv, A.
1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
The authors derive simple, analytic formulas for the field coupling coefficients in a two-section coupled-cavity laser using a local field rate equation treatment. They show that there is a correction to the heuristic formulas based on power flow calculated by Marcuse; the correction is in agreement with numerical calculations from a coupled-mode approach.
Varying-Coefficient Functional Linear Regression Models
Cardot, Hervé
Varying-Coefficient Functional Linear Regression Models Herv´e Cardot1 and Pascal Sarda2 1, the ability of such non linear functional approaches to produce competitive estimations. Short title : Varying monograph. We propose here another generalization of the functional linear regression model in which
APPENDIX A Landau Free-Energy Coefficients
Chen, Long-Qing
APPENDIX A Landau Free-Energy Coefficients Long-Qing Chen Department of Materials Science of ferroelectrics is usually described by the phenomeno- logical LandauDevonshire theory. Using the free energy for the unpolarized and unstrained crystal as the reference, the free energy of a ferroelectric crys- tal
Energy Gaining Windows for Residential Buildings Jesper Kragh, Assistant Professor,
Energy Gaining Windows for Residential Buildings Jesper Kragh, Assistant Professor, Department buildings. The net energy gain of windows is the solar gain minus the heat loss integrated over the heating in this paper. 1. Introduction The energy consumption for the space heating of buildings was in 2007 about 40
A very high frequency CMOS Variable Gain Amplifier
Tan, Siang Tong
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A fully differential CMOS Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA) consisting of an analog multiplier, current gain stages, and resistor loads is designed for very high frequency applications. The gain can be programmed from 0dB to 40dB with -3dB bandwidth...
A Frequency-Shift based CMOS Magnetic Biosensor with Spatially Uniform Sensor Transducer Gain
Hajimiri, Ali
the spatially uniform gain. II. SENSOR MECHANIMS AND SENSOR TRANSDUCER GAIN MODELING Magnetic biosensors
Mechanism of the metallic metamaterials coupled to the gain material
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Huang, Zhixiang; Key Lab. of Intelligent Computing and Signal Process; Droulias, Sotiris; Koschny, Thomas; Soukoulis, Costas M.; Inst. of Electronic Structure and Laser
2014-10-11T23:59:59.000Z
We present evidence of strong coupling between the gain material and the metallic metamaterials. It is of vital importance to understand the mechanism of the coupling of metamaterials with the gain medium. Using a four-level gain system, the numerical pump-probe experiments are performed in several configurations (split–ring resonators (SRRs), inverse SRRs and fishnets) of metamaterials, demonstrating reduction of the resonator damping in all cases and hence the possibility for loss compensation. We find that the differential transmittance ?T/T can be negative in different SRR configurations, such as SRRs on the top of the gain substrate, gain in the SRR gapmore »and gain covering the SRR structure, while in the fishnet metamaterial with gain ?T/T is positive.« less
Digestibility and Production Coefficients of Hog Feeds.
Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)
1932-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
%!PUS. TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATiON A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS 7 BULLETIN NO. 454 SEPTEMBER, 1932 Digestibility and Production Coefficients of Hog Feeds AGRICULTURAI, AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0..., 1932. **In cooveration with U. S. Department of Agriculture, The value of a pig feed depends chiefly upon its content of digestible protein and productive energy. The average compos- ition, productive energy and digestible pro- tein are given...
Understanding correlation coefficients in treaty verification. Revised
DeVolpi, A.
1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
When a pair of images is compared on a point-by-point basis, the linear-correlation coefficient is usually used as a measure of similarity or dissimilarity. This report evaluates the theoretical underpinnings and limitations of the linear-correlation coefficient, as well as other related statistics, particularly for cases where inherent white noise is present. As a result of the limitations in linear-correlation, an additional step has been derived -- local-sum clustering -- in order to improve recognition of small dissimilarities in a pair of otherwise identical images. Results show an optimal three-stage procedure: first, establish congruence of the two images; second, use the linear-correlation coefficient as a test of true negatives; and, third, qualify a true positive by using the cluster (local-sum) method. These three algorithmic stages would be especially useful in application to arms control treaty verification, particularly for comparison of unique identifiers (tags or seals). This is illustrated by comparing scanning-electron microscope topographical images for an intrinsic-surface tag.
Use of a photonic crystal for optical amplifier gain control
Lin, Shawn-Yu (Albuquerque, NM); Fleming, James G. (Albuquerque, NM); El-Kady, Ihab (Albuquerque, NM)
2006-07-18T23:59:59.000Z
An optical amplifier having a uniform gain profile uses a photonic crystal to tune the density-of-states of a gain medium so as to modify the light emission rate between atomic states. The density-of-states of the gain medium is tuned by selecting the size, shape, dielectric constant, and spacing of a plurality of microcavity defects in the photonic crystal. The optical amplifier is particularly useful for the regeneration of DWDM signals in long optical fibers.
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This? Mobile App Helps International Travelers Make Safe Dining Choices CDC Travelers' Health app, designed by ORISE, gains attention on multiple websites How ORISE is Making a...
Reactive sticking coefficients of silane on silicon
Buss, R.J.; Ho, P.; Breiland, W.G.; Coltrin, M.E.
1988-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Reactive sticking coefficients (RSCs) were measured for silane and disilane on polycrystalline silicon for a wide range of temperature and flux (pressure) conditions. The data were obtained from deposition rate measurements using molecular beam scattering and a very low pressure cold wall reactor. The RSCs have non-Arrhenius temperature dependences and decreases with increasing flux at low (710/sup 0/) temperatures. A simple model involving dissociative adsorption of silane is consistent with these results. The results are compared with previous studies of the SiH/sub 4//Si(s) reaction.
Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant Floor Cooling System Design
Feng, Jingjuan Dove; Schiavon, Stefano; Bauman, Fred
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Gain on Radiant Floor Cooling System Design. Proceedings ofWater-based radiant cooling systems are gaining popularityGain on Radiant Floor Cooling System Design. Proceedings of
Using a Compound Gain Field to Compute a Reach Plan
Snyder, Larry
underlie more complex computations such as translation-invariance in inferior temporal cortex (Salinas and Thier, 2000; Salinas and Sejnowski, 2001). In summary, gain fields appear in many parts of the brain computations (Salinas and Sejnowski, 2001). Zipser and Andersen (1988) realized that eye position gain fields
TRADE COSTS AND THE GAINS FROM TRADE IN CROP AGRICULTURE
Tullos, Desiree
TRADE COSTS AND THE GAINS FROM TRADE IN CROP AGRICULTURE JEFFREY J. REIMER AND MAN LI We develop trade, and the elasticity of trade volumes to trade costs. The distribution of the gains from trade the extent by which changes in one country are transmitted to others. Key words: geography, grains, trade
Limited Dependent Variable Correlated Random Coefficient Panel Data Models
Liang, Zhongwen
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
for the average slopes of a linear CRC model with a general nonparametric correlation between regressors and random coefficients. I construct a sqrt(n) consistent estimator for the average slopes via varying coefficient regression. The identification of binary...
ON FOURIER COEFFICIENTS OF AUTOMORPHIC FORMS OF GL(n)
Jiang, Dihua
ON FOURIER COEFFICIENTS OF AUTOMORPHIC FORMS OF GL(n) DIHUA JIANG AND BAIYING LIU In memory of I- Fourier coefficient. Its proof follows from the Fourier expansion of the cuspidal automorphic form in terms of its Whittaker-Fourier coefficients. In this paper, we extend this Fourier expansion
Continuously Controlled K-Theory with Variable Coefficients
Continuously Controlled K-Theory with Variable Coefficients Douglas R. Anderson and Hans J modules with bounded control and variable coefficients to construct a homology theory on a certain control at infinity and variable coefficients, it has been less clear whether such a theory would have any
Mossaad, Ehab
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. The objectives of this research are (1) to prove that our method is more accurate than existing methods for extracting second density virial coefficients from sonic velocity data, (2) to illustrate that the new numerical method is much simpler in convening sonic...
Beef Cattle Performance II. Selection Based on Gaining Ability.
Hill, H. O.; Warwick, Bruce L.; Cartwright, T. C.
1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
in the 1954-55 McGregor gain evaluation test. Gain ratio No. of off spring Average gain ratio of Sire of sire from each sire each sire's offspring A 123 5 120 B 113 7 112 C 106 6 106 D 105 8 94 E 105 6 87 F 101 4 77 This example from the most recent... ................. Recommendations. 6 ................. Acknowledgments. 7 .................... Literature Cited. 7 Figure 1. Left-This 7-year-old Hereford cow produced five calves in 5 years. Of the four that have been ter were high gainers and averaged 24 percent above...
Quantifying the mechanisms of domain gain in animal proteins
Buljan, Marija; Frankish, Adam; Bateman, Alex
2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
, if a domain gain is reported in the genomes with better quality annotations it could be that in the genomes of lower quality the domain is missing only due to incomplete annotation. To investigate the possible extent of errors introduced by the first... by this error. Namely, domain gains that occurred in the human lineage after the divergence of vertebrates (121 reported domain gain events) can have on one side well studied genomes as human and mouse and on the other side, as an outgroup, lower quality...
Achieving improved cycle efficiency via pressure gain combustors
Gemmen, R.S.; Janus, M.C.; Richards, G.A.; Norton, T.S. [USDOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center, WV (United States); Rogers, W.A. [EG& G Technical Services of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV (United States)
1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
As part of the Department of Energy`s Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Program, an investigation is being performed to evaluate ``pressure gain`` combustion systems for gas turbine applications. This paper presents experimental pressure gain and pollutant emission data from such combustion systems. Numerical predictions for certain combustor geometries are also presented. It is reported that for suitable aerovalved pulse combustor geometries studied experimentally, an overall combustor pressure gain of nearly 1 percent can be achieved. It is also shown that for one combustion system operating under typical gas turbine conditions, NO{sub x} and CO emmissions, are about 30 ppmv and 8 ppmv, respectively.
D'yachkov, N V; Bogatov, A P; Gushchik, T I; Drakin, A E [P N Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
2014-11-30T23:59:59.000Z
The variation in the modulation parameters of an optical signal in a diode power amplifier has been studied experimentally. The experimental data obtained agree well with theory that takes into account nonlinear interaction between fields in the gain medium of a laser through inversion beating. It is shown that the dominant type of output signal modulation is phase modulation, whose depth depends on the amplitude – phase coupling coefficient of the gain medium of the amplifier and the nature of the modulation (the phase relationships between the spectral components) of the output signal. (lasers)
Use of SCALE Continuous-Energy Monte Carlo Tools for Eigenvalue Sensitivity Coefficient Calculations
Perfetti, Christopher M [ORNL] [ORNL; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL] [ORNL
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The TSUNAMI code within the SCALE code system makes use of eigenvalue sensitivity coefficients for an extensive number of criticality safety applications, such as quantifying the data-induced uncertainty in the eigenvalue of critical systems, assessing the neutronic similarity between different critical systems, and guiding nuclear data adjustment studies. The need to model geometrically complex systems with improved fidelity and the desire to extend TSUNAMI analysis to advanced applications has motivated the development of a methodology for calculating sensitivity coefficients in continuous-energy (CE) Monte Carlo applications. The CLUTCH and Iterated Fission Probability (IFP) eigenvalue sensitivity methods were recently implemented in the CE KENO framework to generate the capability for TSUNAMI-3D to perform eigenvalue sensitivity calculations in continuous-energy applications. This work explores the improvements in accuracy that can be gained in eigenvalue and eigenvalue sensitivity calculations through the use of the SCALE CE KENO and CE TSUNAMI continuous-energy Monte Carlo tools as compared to multigroup tools. The CE KENO and CE TSUNAMI tools were used to analyze two difficult models of critical benchmarks, and produced eigenvalue and eigenvalue sensitivity coefficient results that showed a marked improvement in accuracy. The CLUTCH sensitivity method in particular excelled in terms of efficiency and computational memory requirements.
FEL GAIN LENGTH AND TAPER MEASUREMENTS AT LCLS
Ratner, D.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
more than double the coherent, FEL power over the satura-FEL GAIN LENGTH AND TAPER MEASUREMENTS AT LCLS ? D.Figure 11: Post-saturation FEL pulse energy for a taper with
Multistage CSR microbunching gain development in transport or recirculation arcs
Tsai, Cheng-Ying; Li, Rui; Tennant, Chris
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) induced microbunching instability has been one of the most challenging issues in the design of modern accelerators. A linear Vlasov solver has been developed [1] and applied to investigate the physical processes of microbunching gain amplification for several example lattices [2]. In this paper, by further extending the concept of stage gain as proposed by Huang and Kim [3], we develop a method to characterize the microbunching development in terms of stage orders that allow the quantitative comparison of optics impacts on microbunching gain for different lattices. We find that the microbunching instability in our demonstrated arcs has a distinguishing feature of multistage amplification (e.g, up to 6th stage amplification for our example transport arcs, in contrast to two-stage amplification for a typical 4-dipole bunch compressor chicane). We also try to connect lattice optics pattern with the obtained stage gain functions by a physical interpretation. This Vlasov analys...
Resonator Modes in High Gain Free Electron Lasers
Xie, M.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of Optical Guiding in Free Electron Lasers", Department ofModes in High Gain Free Electron Lasers M. Xie. D.A.O.International Free Electron Laser Conference. Naples. FL.
A new method for predicting the solar heat gain of complex fenestration systems
Klems, J.H.; Warner, J.L.; Kelley, G.O.
1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
A new method of predicting the solar heat gain through complex fenestration systems involving nonspecular layers such as shades or blinds has been examined in a project jointly sponsored by ASHRAE and DOE. In this method, a scanning radiometer is used to measure the bidirectional radiative transmittance and reflectance of each layer of a fenestration system. The properties of systems containing these layers are then built up computationally from the measured layer properties using a transmission/multiple-reflection calculation. The calculation produces the total directional-hemispherical transmittance of the fenestration system and the layer-by-layer absorbances. These properties are in turn combined with layer-specific measurements of the inward-flowing fractions of absorbed solar energy to produce the overall solar heat gain coefficient. The method has been applied to one of the most optically complex systems in common use, a venetian blind in combination with multiple glazings. A comparison between the scanner-based calculation method and direct system calorimetric measurements made on the LBL MoWiTT facility showed good agreement, and is a significant validation of the method accuracy and feasibility.
A pumping system for measuring coastal diffusion coefficients
Bolen, Zane Kevin
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
system was used to measure surface horizontal diffusion coefficients in the vicin- ity of the diffuser. These experiments were also used to develop tech- niques of underway sampling as well as measuring site specific horizon- tal diffusion... coefficients. Measurement of horizontal diffusion coef- ficients used a continuous point source of tracer material to produce a plume that could be profiled using the pumping system connected to a fluorometer. The resultant horizontal diffusion coefficients...
Diffusion coefficient of three-dimensional Yukawa liquids
Dzhumagulova, K. N.; Ramazanov, T. S.; Masheeva, R. U. [IETP, Al Farabi Kazakh National University, 71, al Farabi ave., Almaty 050040 (Kazakhstan)] [IETP, Al Farabi Kazakh National University, 71, al Farabi ave., Almaty 050040 (Kazakhstan)
2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of this work is an investigation of the diffusion coefficient of the dust component in complex plasma. The computer simulation of the Yukawa liquids was made on the basis of the Langevin equation, which takes into account the influence of buffer plasma on the dust particles dynamics. The Green–Kubo relation was used to calculate the diffusion coefficient. Calculations of the diffusion coefficient for a wide range of the system parameters were performed. Using obtained numerical data, we constructed the interpolation formula for the diffusion coefficient. We also show that the interpolation formula correctly describes experimental data obtained under microgravity conditions.
Rigorous bounds on Transmission, Reflection, and Bogoliubov coefficients
Boonserm, Petarpa
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis describes the development of some basic mathematical tools of wide relevance to mathematical physics. Transmission and reflection coefficients are associated with quantum tunneling phenomena, while Bogoliubov coefficients are associated with the mathematically related problem of excitations of a parametric oscillator. While many approximation techniques for these quantities are known, very little is known about rigorous upper and lower bounds. In this thesis four separate problems relating to rigorous bounds on transmission, reflection and Bogoliubov coefficients are considered, divided into four separate themes: 1) Bounding the Bogoliubov coefficients; 2) Bounding the greybody factors for Schwarzschild black holes; 3) Transformation probabilities and the Miller--Good transformation; 4) Analytic bounds on transmission probabilities.
Kernel Carpentry for Online Regression using Randomly Varying Coefficient Model
Edakunni, Narayanan U.; Schaal, Stefan; Vijayakumar, Sethu
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a Bayesian formulation of locally weighted learning (LWL) using the novel concept of a randomly varying coefficient model. Based on this
THE EFFECT OF UNCERTAINTY IN MODELING COEFFICIENTS USED TO PREDICT...
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a worst case scenario because the analysis assumes all the variation in the module database represents random variation about the true coefficient. Physics based models...
Derivation of the coefficient squared probability law in quantum mechanics
Casey Blood
2013-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
If one assumes there is probability of perception in quantum mechanics, then unitarity dictates that it must have the coefficient squared form, in agreement with experiment.
Limited Dependent Variable Correlated Random Coefficient Panel Data Models
Liang, Zhongwen
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
and random coefficients. It shows that on average the rate of return of job training is 3.16% per 60 hours training....
Single contact tailored gain phased array of semiconductor lasers
Lindsey, C.P.; Kapon, E.; Katz, J.; Margalit, S.; Yariv, A.
1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
We demonstrate a single contact tailored gain-guided array in which the gain profile across the array is made strongly asymmetric by varying the width of the contact stripes. A proton isolated array of six (GaAl)As lasers with 5-..mu..m separations and widths varying linearly between 3 and 8 ..mu..m had a single lobed far field 2/sup 0/ wide, close to the diffraction limit for a single supermode. Fabrication of this device is simple, and suited to large-scale processing techniques. We also show that in such an asymmetric gain-guided array the fundamental mode is favored over higher order modes, and that higher order modes can have single lobed far-field patterns differing only slightly from that of the fundamental.
Information Gain Based Dimensionality Selection for Classifying Text Documents
Dumidu Wijayasekara; Milos Manic; Miles McQueen
2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Selecting the optimal dimensions for various knowledge extraction applications is an essential component of data mining. Dimensionality selection techniques are utilized in classification applications to increase the classification accuracy and reduce the computational complexity. In text classification, where the dimensionality of the dataset is extremely high, dimensionality selection is even more important. This paper presents a novel, genetic algorithm based methodology, for dimensionality selection in text mining applications that utilizes information gain. The presented methodology uses information gain of each dimension to change the mutation probability of chromosomes dynamically. Since the information gain is calculated a priori, the computational complexity is not affected. The presented method was tested on a specific text classification problem and compared with conventional genetic algorithm based dimensionality selection. The results show an improvement of 3% in the true positives and 1.6% in the true negatives over conventional dimensionality selection methods.
Coupling mechanism of gain-guided integrated semiconductor laser arrays
Kapon, E.; Lindsey, C.; Katz, J.; Margalit, S.; Yariv, A.
1984-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
It is shown that a gain-guided laser array couples via propagating fields rather than the evanescent mode coupling typically responsible for directional coupling in passive (directional couplers) and active (laser array) devices. We show that these phase-locked modes exhibit an interference pattern, in the junction plane, which arises from the curvature of the phase fronts of optical fields of the interacting lasers. The experimental results are interpreted with the aid of a simple theoretical model, and the effect of the observed mode pattern on the coupling of gain-guided lasers is discussed.
Pressure-gain combustion. Part 2: Experimental and model results
Richards, G.A.; Gemmen, R.S. [Dept. of Energy, Morgantown, WV (United States). Morgantown Energy Technology Center
1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
An experimental investigation of aerovalve pulse combustion is presented. The experimental measurements compare favorably with model predictions from a control-volume analysis of the pulse combustor. Particular emphasis is placed on the mean pressure differences through the combustor as an indicator of the so-called pressure gain performance. Both the operating conditions and combustor geometry are investigated. It is shown that complex fluid/combustion interactions within the combustor make it difficult to isolate the effect of geometric changes. A scaling rule developed from the control-volume analysis is used to produce a combustor geometry capable of producing pressure gain.
VISCOSITY SOLUTIONS OF HAMILTONJACOBI EQUATIONS WITH DISCONTINUOUS COEFFICIENTS
VISCOSITY SOLUTIONS OF HAMILTONJACOBI EQUATIONS WITH DISCONTINUOUS COEFFICIENTS GIUSEPPE MARIA of viscosity solution to the Cauchy problem, and that the front tracking algorithm yields an L contractive semigroup. We define a viscosity solution by treating the discontinuities in the coefficients analogously
Fast Computation of Local Correlation Coefficients on Graphics Processing Units
Pitsianis, Nikos P.
Fast Computation of Local Correlation Coefficients on Graphics Processing Units Georgios and architectural means, for fast calcula- tion of local correlation coefficients, which is a basic image the use of multi-dimensional fast Fourier transforms, without losing or sacrificing local and non
Measurement of friction coefficients with the atomic force microscope
Attard, Phil
Measurement of friction coefficients with the atomic force microscope Phil Attard1, Johanna axial method for measuring the friction coefficient with the atomic force microscope is given measurement by measuring the difference between the constant compliance slopes of the extend and retract force
THE COHOMOLOGY OF Gm;2 WITH TWISTED INTEGER COEFFICIENTS
Cadek, Martin
THE COHOMOLOGY OF Gm;2 WITH TWISTED INTEGER COEFFICIENTS Martin Å¸ Cadek, JiÅ¸ r' i VanÅ¸ zura Abstract. Let H \\Lambda (Gm;2 ; Z t ) be the graded cohomology group of the Grassmann manifold Gm;2 with twisted integer coefficients. Then H \\Lambda (Gm;2 ; Z) \\Phi H \\Lambda (Gm;2 ; Z t ) has a structure
Particulate optical scattering coefficients along an Atlantic Meridional Transect
Boss, Emmanuel S.
Particulate optical scattering coefficients along an Atlantic Meridional Transect G. Dall'Olmo,1, E, USA gdal@pml.ac.uk Abstract: The particulate optical backscattering coefficient (bbp) is a fundamental optical property that allows monitoring of marine suspended particles both in situ and from space
Micro- and macroscale coefficients of friction of cementitious materials
Lomboy, Gilson [Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)] [Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Sundararajan, Sriram, E-mail: srirams@iastate.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Wang, Kejin [Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)] [Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)
2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
Millions of metric tons of cementitious materials are produced, transported and used in construction each year. The ease or difficulty of handling cementitious materials is greatly influenced by the material friction properties. In the present study, the coefficients of friction of cementitious materials were measured at the microscale and macroscale. The materials tested were commercially-available Portland cement, Class C fly ash, and ground granulated blast furnace slag. At the microscale, the coefficient of friction was determined from the interaction forces between cementitious particles using an Atomic Force Microscope. At the macroscale, the coefficient of friction was determined from stresses on bulk cementitious materials under direct shear. The study indicated that the microscale coefficient of friction ranged from 0.020 to 0.059, and the macroscale coefficient of friction ranged from 0.56 to 0.75. The fly ash studied had the highest microscale coefficient of friction and the lowest macroscale coefficient of friction. -- Highlights: •Microscale (interparticle) coefficient of friction (COF) was determined with AFM. •Macroscale (bulk) COF was measured under direct shear. •Fly ash had the highest microscale COF and the lowest macroscale COF. •Portland cement against GGBFS had the lowest microscale COF. •Portland cement against Portland cement had the highest macroscale COF.
Mayer coefficients in two-dimensional Coulomb systems
Speer E.R.
1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
It is shown that, for neutral systems of particles of arbitrary charges in two dimensions, with hard cores, coefficients of the Mayer series for the pressure exist in the thermodynamic limit below certain thresholds in the temperature. The methods used here apply also to correlation functions and yield bounds on the asymptotic behavior of their Mayer coefficients.
Thomas Palberg; Patrick Wette; Dieter M. Herlach
2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z
We extend previous analysis of data for the melt-nucleus interfacial free energy, $\\gamma$, gained from optical experiments on suspensions of charged colloidal spheres, which crystallize with body centred cubic (bcc) crystal structures. Compiling data from five pure species with different polydispersities and one binary mixture, we find the equilibrium melt-crystal interfacial energy to be considerably larger than the hard sphere reference value. Both this quantity and the entropy of freezing decrease with increasing polydispersity. Moreover, we give a first experimental determination of the Turnbull coefficient for a bcc crystallizing material. The observed value $C_{T, bcc} \\approx 0.3$ agrees well with theoretical expectations for bcc systems with short to medium ranged interactions.
Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant Floor Cooling System Design
Feng, Jingjuan Dove; Schiavon, Stefano; Bauman, Fred
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Bauman F. 2013. Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant FloorBauman F. 2013. Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant FloorBauman F. 2013. Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant Floor
Performance of Hole-Coupling Resonator in the Presence of Asymmetric Modes and FEL Gain
Xie, M.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
is derived in, K. -1. Kim, "FEL Gain Taking into Accountof Asymmetric Modes :1nd FEL Gain M. Xie and K. -J. KimOF ASYMMETRIC MODES AND FEL GAIN· Ming Xie and Kwang-Je Kim
Physically Transparent Formulation of a Free-Electron Laser in the Linear Gain Regime
Barletta, W.A.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
in High-Gain, High-Power Free-Electron Lasers: Physics andFormulation of a Free-Electron Laser in the Linear GainFormulation of a Free-Electron Laser in the Linear Gain
Theory of laser oscillation in resonators with photorefractive gain
Yariv, A.; Kwong, S.
1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
A theory for oscillation in an optical resonator with photorefractive gain was formulated. The threshold conditions for the oscillation were also obtained. The result, applicable to a whole class of new devices, is a prediction for an oscillation frequency different from that of the pump beam.
Time to Go Solar with Solarize U Gain energy independence
Royer, Dana
#12;Time to Go Solar with Solarize U · Gain energy independence · Have more disposable income for solar, insulation or other measures · Home Energy Solutions (HES) program offered through UI for solar For information on programs and financing to help you reduce energy use and save money, please
A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to track Maneuvering Targets
Naik, Naren
1 A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to track Maneuvering Targets Ashwin Yadav1 , Peeyush domains. One of the most fundamental and widely used approaches to target tracking is the Kalman filter. In presence of unknown noise statistics there are difficulties in the Kalman filter yielding acceptable
Optical gain, spontaneous and stimulated emission of surface plasmon
Grandidier, Jonathan
Optical gain, spontaneous and stimulated emission of surface plasmon polaritons in confined plasmonic waveguide G. Colas des Francs,1, P. Bramant,1 J. Grandidier,1,2 A. Bouhelier,1 J.-C. Weeber,1.colas-des-francs@u-bourgogne.fr Abstract: We develop a theoretical model to compute the local density of states in a confined plasmonic
PiPe dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost
Danforth, Bryan Nicholas
PiPe dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the ConstruCtion of Keystone XL a rePort by Corne, and Induced) Jobs from Keystone XL 26 KXL Will Have Minor Impact on Unemployment Levels 27 Four Ways Keystone to the Keystone XL budget and expenditures, steel sourcing, and the costs of environmental damage. #12;Corne
A Guide for International PhD Gain a Doctorate
Schüler, Axel
A Guide for International PhD Candidates Gain a Doctorate in Leipzig internationalCentre|AAA 1 #12;Contents page Why choose the Universität Leipzig for my PhD? 3 Application and Admission 4 Which PhD programme is right for me? 4 5 steps to a PhD 5 Research Academy Leipzig 8 Internationale
Accepted Manuscript Title: Dramatic Performance Gains in Vanadium Redox Flow
Mench, Matthew M.
) are a potentially enabling technology for intermittent, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power [1, for most stationary power uses, the #12;Page 3 of 18 Accepted M anuscript energy density per seAccepted Manuscript Title: Dramatic Performance Gains in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries Through
1 INTRODUCTION Alternative energy sources have increasingly gained
Sandborn, Peter
1 INTRODUCTION Alternative energy sources have increasingly gained the interest for governments it is required, is a major concern for alternative energy systems. Profits and environmental benefits, research institutes, academia, and industry in order to advance the penetration of sustainable energy
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Cinabro, David
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE. · For additional program information: http://slis.wayne.edu/certificates/archival-administration.php Classification://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=55&cipid=89431 STANDARDIZED OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION (SOC) CODES · 25-4013.00 Museum Technicians
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Cinabro, David
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Design of a variable gain amplifier for an ultrawideband receiver
Krishnanji, Sivasankari
2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
and the analog VGA is formed by a digital-to-analog converter and an exponential voltage generator. The gain of the VGA varies dB-linearly from 0 to 52 dB with respect to the control voltage. The VGA is operated in open loop with a bandwidth greater than 500 MHz...
PiPe dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost
Chen, Tsuhan
Petroleum Institute that, if constructed, TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline will generatePiPe dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the ConstruCtion of Keystone XL a rePort by Corne, and Induced) Jobs from Keystone XL 26 KXL Will Have Minor Impact on Unemployment Levels 27 Four Ways Keystone
Design of a variable gain amplifier for an ultrawideband receiver
Krishnanji, Sivasankari
2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
and the analog VGA is formed by a digital-to-analog converter and an exponential voltage generator. The gain of the VGA varies dB-linearly from 0 to 52 dB with respect to the control voltage. The VGA is operated in open loop with a bandwidth greater than 500 MHz...
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Khalifah, Peter
2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
The problem of numerically evaluating absorption correction factors for cylindrical samples has been revisited using a treatment that fully takes advantage of the sample symmetry. It is shown that the path lengths for all points within the sample at all possible diffraction angles can be trivially determined once the angle-dependent distance distribution for a single line of points is calculated. This provides advantages in both computational efficiency and in gaining an intuitive understanding of the effects of absorption on diffraction data. A matrix of absorption coefficients calculated for µR products between 0 and 20 for diffraction angles ?D of 0°more »to 90° were used to examine the influence of (1) capillary diameter and of (2) sample density on the overall scattered intensity as a function of diffraction angle, where µ is the linear absorption coefficient for the sample and R is the capillary radius. Based on this analysis, the optimal sample loading for a capillary experiment to maximize diffraction at angles of 0 – 50° is in general expected to be achieved when the maximum radius capillary compatible with the beam is used, and when the sample density is adjusted to be 3/(4µR) of its original density.« less
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Khalifah, Peter [Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States); Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
The problem of numerically evaluating absorption correction factors for cylindrical samples has been revisited using a treatment that fully takes advantage of the sample symmetry. It is shown that the path lengths for all points within the sample at all possible diffraction angles can be trivially determined once the angle-dependent distance distribution for a single line of points is calculated. This provides advantages in both computational efficiency and in gaining an intuitive understanding of the effects of absorption on diffraction data. A matrix of absorption coefficients calculated for µR products between 0 and 20 for diffraction angles ?D of 0° to 90° were used to examine the influence of (1) capillary diameter and of (2) sample density on the overall scattered intensity as a function of diffraction angle, where µ is the linear absorption coefficient for the sample and R is the capillary radius. Based on this analysis, the optimal sample loading for a capillary experiment to maximize diffraction at angles of 0 – 50° is in general expected to be achieved when the maximum radius capillary compatible with the beam is used, and when the sample density is adjusted to be 3/(4µR) of its original density.
Computing Limb Darkening Coefficients from Stellar Atmosphere Models
David Heyrovsky
2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z
We explore the sensitivity of limb darkening coefficients computed from stellar atmosphere models to different least-squares fitting methods. We demonstrate that conventional methods are strongly biased to fitting the stellar limb. Our suggested method of fitting by minimizing the radially integrated squared residual yields improved fits with better flux conservation. The differences of the obtained coefficients from commonly used values are observationally significant. We show that the new values are in better agreement with solar limb darkening measurements as well as with coefficients reported from analyses of eclipsing binary light curves.
ADJUSTMENT COEFFICIENT FOR RISK PROCESSES IN SOME DEPENDENT CONTEXTS
Maume-Deschamps, Véronique
ADJUSTMENT COEFFICIENT FOR RISK PROCESSES IN SOME DEPENDENT CONTEXTS H. COSSETTE, E. MARCEAU, AND V, ruin theory, non para- metric estimation, weak dependence. . 1 #12;2 H. COSSETTE, E. MARCEAU, AND V
ADJUSTMENT COEFFICIENT FOR RISK PROCESSES IN SOME DEPENDENT CONTEXTS
Boyer, Edmond
ADJUSTMENT COEFFICIENT FOR RISK PROCESSES IN SOME DEPENDENT CONTEXTS H. COSSETTE, E. MARCEAU, AND V" DOI : 10.1007/s11009-010-9182-y #12;2 H. COSSETTE, E. MARCEAU, AND V. MAUME-DESCHAMPS with UTu = u
Connection between asymptotic normalization coefficients, subthreshold bound states, and resonances
Mukhamedzhanov, AM; Tribble, Robert E.
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present here useful relations showing the connection between the asymptotic normalization coefficient (ANC) and the fitting parameters in K- and R-matrix theory methods which are often used when analyzing low energy experimental data. It is shown...
On the friction coefficient of straight-chain aggregates
Lorenzo Isella; Yannis Drossinos
2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z
A methodology to calculate the friction coefficient of an aggregate in the continuum regime is proposed. The friction coefficient and the monomer shielding factors, aggregate-average or individual, are related to the molecule-aggregate collision rate that is obtained from the molecular diffusion equation with an absorbing boundary condition on the aggregate surface. Calculated friction coefficients of straight chains are in very good agreement with previous results, suggesting that the friction coefficients may be accurately calculated from the product of the collision rate and an average momentum transfer,the latter being independent of aggregate morphology. Langevin-dynamics simulations show that the diffusive motion of straight-chain aggregates may be described either by a monomer-dependent or an aggregate-average random force, if the shielding factors are appropriately chosen.
Estimation of Random-Coefficient Demand Models: Two Empiricists' Perspective
Metaxoglou, Konstantinos
We document the numerical challenges we experienced estimating random-coefficient demand models as in Berry, Levinsohn, and Pakes (1995) using two well-known data sets and a thorough optimization design. The optimization ...
Seal assembly for materials with different coefficients of thermal expansion
Minford, Eric (Laurys Station, PA)
2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Seal assembly comprising (a) two or more seal elements, each element having having a coefficient of thermal expansion; and (b) a clamping element having a first segment, a second segment, and a connecting segment between and attached to the first and second segments, wherein the two or more seal elements are disposed between the first and second segments of the clamping element. The connecting segment has a central portion extending between the first segment of the clamping element and the second segment of the clamping element, and the connecting segment is made of a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion. The coefficient of thermal expansion of the material of the connecting segment is intermediate the largest and smallest of the coefficients of thermal expansion of the materials of the two or more seal elements.
Transport Coefficients for Holographic Hydrodynamics at Finite Energy Scale
Xian-Hui Ge; Hong-Qiang Leng; Li Qing Fang; Guo-Hong Yang
2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the relations between black hole thermodynamics and holographic transport coefficients in this paper. The formulae for DC conductivity and diffusion coefficient are verified for electrically single-charged black holes. We examine the correctness of the proposed expressions by taking charged dilatonic and single-charged STU black holes as two concrete examples, and compute the flows of conductivity and diffusion coefficient by solving the linear order perturbation equations. We then check the consistence by evaluating the Brown-York tensor at a finite radial position. Finally, we find that the retarded Green functions for the shear modes can be expressed easily in terms of black hole thermodynamic quantities and transport coefficients.
Coefficient quantization effects in block state variable digital filters
Lee, Kab Joo
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
COEFFICIENT QUANTIZATION EFFECTS IN BLOCK STATE VARIABLE DIGITAL FILTERS A Thesis by KAB JOO LEE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1991 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering COEFFICIENT QIJANTIZATIOU EFFECTS IN l3LOCI~ STATE VARIABLE DIGITAL FILTERS A Thesis hs IiAB JOO LEE Approved as to style and content by: WVilliam G. )3liss (Chair of Comnaittee) Norman C...
Coefficient quantization effects in block state variable digital filters
Lee, Kab Joo
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
COEFFICIENT QUANTIZATION EFFECTS IN BLOCK STATE VARIABLE DIGITAL FILTERS A Thesis by KAB JOO LEE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1991 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering COEFFICIENT QIJANTIZATIOU EFFECTS IN l3LOCI~ STATE VARIABLE DIGITAL FILTERS A Thesis hs IiAB JOO LEE Approved as to style and content by: WVilliam G. )3liss (Chair of Comnaittee) Norman C...
Work and energy gain of heat-pumped quantized amplifiers
David Gelbwaser-Klimovsky; Robert Alicki; Gershon Kurizki
2013-10-09T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate heat-pumped single-mode amplifiers of quantized fields in high-Q cavities based on non-inverted two-level systems. Their power generation is shown to crucially depend on the capacity of the quantum state of the field to accumulate useful work. By contrast, the energy gain of the field is shown to be insensitive to its quantum state. Analogies and differences with masers are explored.
Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation via incoherent pump field
M. Mahmoudi; S. Worya Rabiei; L. Safari; M. Sahrai
2008-08-03T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the dispersion and the absorption properties of a weak probe field in a three-level Lambda-type atomic system. We use just an incoherent field for controlling the group velocity of light. It is shown that the slope of dispersion changes from positive to negative just with changing the intensity of the indirect incoherent pumping field. Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation appears in this system. No laser field is used in the pumping processes.
Intra-cavity gain shaping of mode-locked Ti:Sapphire laser oscillations
Yefet, Shai; Pe'er, Avi
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The gain properties of an oscillator strongly affect its behavior. When the gain is homogeneous, different modes compete for gain resources in a `winner takes all' manner, whereas with inhomogeneous gain, modes can coexist if they utilize different gain resources. We demonstrate precise control over the mode competition in a mode locked Ti:sapphire oscillator by manipulation and spectral shaping of the gain properties, thus steering the competition towards a desired, otherwise inaccessible, oscillation. Specifically, by adding a small amount of spectrally shaped inhomogeneous gain to the standard homogeneous gain oscillator, we selectively enhance a desired two-color oscillation, which is inherently unstable to mode competition and could not exist in a purely homogeneous gain oscillator. By tuning the parameters of the additional inhomogeneous gain we flexibly control the center wavelengths, relative intensities and widths of the two colors.
Effect of Mixed Working Fluid Composition on Binary Cycle Condenser Heat Transfer Coefficients
Dan Wendt; Greg Mines
2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Effect of Mixed Working Fluid Composition on Binary Cycle Condenser Heat Transfer Coefficients Dan Wendt, Greg Mines Idaho National Laboratory The use of mixed working fluids in binary power plants can provide significant increases in plant performance, provided the heat exchangers are designed to take advantage of these fluids non-isothermal phase changes. In the 1980's testing was conducted at DOE's Heat Cycle Research Facility (HCRF) where mixtures of different compositions were vaporized at supercritical pressures and then condensed. This testing had focused on using the data collected to verify that Heat Transfer Research Incorporated (HTRI) codes were suitable for the design of heat exchangers that could be used with mixtures. The HCRF data includes mixture compositions varying from 0% to 40% isopentane and condenser tube orientations of 15{sup o}, 60{sup o}, and 90{sup o} from horizontal. Testing was performed over a range of working fluid and cooling fluid conditions. Though the condenser used in this testing was water cooled, the working fluid condensation occurred on the tube-side of the heat exchanger. This tube-side condensation is analogous to that in an air-cooled condenser. Tube-side condensing heat transfer coefficient information gleaned from the HCRF testing is used in this study to assess the suitability of air-cooled condenser designs for use with mixtures. Results of an air-cooled binary plant process model performed with Aspen Plus indicate that that the optimal mixture composition (producing the maximum net power for the scenario considered) is within the range of compositions for which data exist. The HCRF data is used to assess the impact of composition, tube orientation, and process parameters on the condensing heat transfer coefficients. The sensitivity of the condensing coefficients to these factors is evaluated and the suitability of air-cooled condenser designs with mixtures is assessed. This paper summarizes the evaluation of the HCRF data and discusses the next steps in the project evaluation of air-cooled condenser designs that can take advantage of the performance gains possible with these fluids.
LIMB-DARKENING COEFFICIENTS FOR ECLIPSING WHITE DWARFS
Gianninas, A.; Strickland, B. D.; Kilic, Mukremin [Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, 440 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK 73019 (United States)] [Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, 440 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK 73019 (United States); Bergeron, P., E-mail: alexg@nhn.ou.edu, E-mail: benstrickland@ou.edu, E-mail: kilic@ou.edu, E-mail: bergeron@astro.umontreal.ca [Departement de Physique, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 (Canada)
2013-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
We present extensive calculations of linear and nonlinear limb-darkening coefficients as well as complete intensity profiles appropriate for modeling the light-curves of eclipsing white dwarfs. We compute limb-darkening coefficients in the Johnson-Kron-Cousins UBVRI photometric system as well as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) ugrizy system using the most up to date model atmospheres available. In all, we provide the coefficients for seven different limb-darkening laws. We describe the variations of these coefficients as a function of the atmospheric parameters, including the effects of convection at low effective temperatures. Finally, we discuss the importance of having readily available limb-darkening coefficients in the context of present and future photometric surveys like the LSST, Palomar Transient Factory, and the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS). The LSST, for example, may find {approx}10{sup 5} eclipsing white dwarfs. The limb-darkening calculations presented here will be an essential part of the detailed analysis of all of these systems.
Exact coefficients for higher dimensional operators with sixteen supersymmetries
Chen, Wei-Ming; Wen, Congkao
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider constraints on higher dimensional operators for supersymmetric effective field theories. In four dimensions with maximal supersymmetry and SU(4) R-symmetry, we demonstrate that the coefficients of abelian operators F^n with MHV helicity configurations must satisfy a recursion relation, and are completely determined by that of F^4. As the F^4 coefficient is known to be one-loop exact, this allows us to derive exact coefficients for all such operators. We also argue that the results are consistent with the SL(2,Z) duality symmetry. Breaking SU(4) to Sp(4), in anticipation for the Coulomb branch effective action, we again find an infinite class of operators whose coefficient that are determined exactly. We also consider three-dimensional N=8 as well as six-dimensional N=(2,0),(1,0) and (1,1) theories. In all cases, we demonstrate that the coefficient of dimension-six operator must be proportional to the square of that of dimension-four.
Fresnel reflection from a cavity with net roundtrip gain
Mansuripur, Tobias S
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A planewave incident on an active etalon with net roundtrip gain may be expected to diverge in field amplitude, yet Maxwell's equations admit only a convergent solution. By examining a Gaussian beam obliquely incident on such a cavity, we find that the "side-tail" of the beam leaks into the cavity and gives rise to a field that interferes with the main portion of the beam, which is ultimately responsible for the convergence of the field. This mechanism offers perspective for many phenomena, and we specifically discuss the implications for amplified total internal reflection.
High target gain to ICF reactor - a problem of repetition
Moses, G.A.
1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The near term goal of the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) program in the United States is the demonstration of high target gain, where the thermonuclear energy released from the ICF target exceeds the driver energy input to the target by roughly a factor of one hundred or more. This paper briefly reviews the most notable published ICF conceptual reactor designs and then focuses on the engineering problems of commercial ICF reactors with emphasis on the problems associated with the high repetition frequency inherent in such systems.
Memory Effects and Transport Coefficients for Non-Newtonian Fluids
T. Kodama; T. Koide
2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the roles of viscosity in relativistic fluid dynamics from the point of view of memory effects. Depending on the type of quantity to which the memory effect is applied, different terms appear in higher order corrections. We show that when the memory effect applies on the extensive quantities, the hydrodynamic equations of motion become non-singular. We further discuss the question of memory effect in the derivation of transport coefficients from a microscopic theory. We generalize the application of the Green-Kubo-Nakano (GKN) to calculate transport coefficients in the framework of projection operator formalism, and derive the general formula when the fluid is non-Newtonian.
Transport Coefficients for the Hard Sphere Granular Fluid
Aparna Baskaran; James W. Dufty; J. Javier Brey
2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
In the preceding paper, linear response methods have been applied to obtain formally exact expressions for the parameters of Navier-Stokes order hydrodynamics. The analysis there is general, applying to both normal and granular fluids with a wide range of collision rules. Those results are specialized here to the case of smooth, inelastic hard spheres with constant coefficient of normal restitution, for further elaboration. Explicit expressions for the cooling rate, pressure, and the transport coefficients are given and compared with the corresponding expressions for a system of elastic hard spheres. The scope of the results for further analytical explorations and possible numerical evaluation is discussed.
Wave force coefficient correlation based on wake volume scaling
Horton, T.E.; Feifarek, M.J.; Golestanian, H. (Univ. of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (United States). School of Engineering)
1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
A correlation of the hydrodynamic drag force on a cylinder for a periodic motion is demonstrated. The correlation indicates the dependence of the unsteady flow drag coefficient on the wake volume parameter. This parameter is a measure of the volume of flow through the boundary layer and into the wake in a half-cycle. For a laminar boundary layer, this dimensionless parameter is proportional to the Keulegan-Carpenter number and inversely proportional to the square root of the Reynolds number. Using wake volume scaling, drag coefficients were effectively collapsed into a single curve.
Lattice-structures and constructs with designed thermal expansion coefficients
Spadaccini, Christopher; Hopkins, Jonathan
2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z
A thermal expansion-managed lattice structure having a plurality of unit cells each having flexure bearing-mounted tabs supported on a base and actuated by thermal expansion of an actuator having a thermal expansion coefficient greater than the base and arranged so that the tab is inwardly displaced into a base cavity. The flexure bearing-mounted tabs are connected to other flexure-bearing-mounted tabs of adjacent unit cells so that the adjacent unit cells are spaced from each other to accommodate thermal expansion of individual unit cells while maintaining a desired bulk thermal expansion coefficient of the lattice structure as a whole.
GINI COEFFICIENTS, SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS, AND MARKOV CHAINS: QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ANA-
GINI COEFFICIENTS, SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS, AND MARKOV CHAINS: QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ANA- LYZING Management Project No.: 538 Title of Project: Gini Coefficients, social network analysis and Markov Chains
Electromagnetic fields and transport coefficients in a hot pion gas
A. Gomez Nicola; D. Fernandez-Fraile
2006-08-24T23:59:59.000Z
We present recent results on finite temperature electromagnetic form factors and the electrical conductivity in a pion gas. The standard Chiral Perturbation Theory power counting needs to be modified for transport coefficients. We pay special attention to unitarity and to possible applications for dilepton and photon production.
Evaluating transport coefficients in real time thermal field theory
S. Mallik; Sourav Sarkar
2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z
Transport coefficients in a hadronic gas have been calculated earlier in the imaginary time formulation of thermal field theory. The steps involved are to relate the defining retarded correlation function to the corresponding time-ordered one and to evaluate the latter in the conventional perturbation expansion. Here we carry out both the steps in the real time formulation.
Transport coefficients of a mesoscopic fluid dynamics model
N. Kikuchi; C. M. Pooley; J. F. Ryder; J. M. Yeomans
2003-02-21T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the properties of stochastic rotation dynamics (Malevanets-Kapral method), a mesoscopic model used for simulating fluctuating hydrodynamics. Analytical results are given for the transport coefficients. We discuss the most efficient way of measuring the transport properties and obtain excellent agreement between the theoretical and numerical calculations.
Generic transport coefficients of a confined electrolyte solution
Hiroaki Yoshida; Hideyuki Mizuno; Tomoyuki Kinjo; Hitoshi Washizu; Jean-Louis Barrat
2014-11-16T23:59:59.000Z
Physical parameters characterising electrokinetic transport in a confined electrolyte solution are reconstructed from the generic transport coefficients obtained within the classical non-equilibrium statistical thermodynamic framework. The electro-osmotic flow, the diffusio-osmotic flow, the osmotic current, as well as the pressure-driven Poiseuille-type flow, the electric conduction, and the ion diffusion, are described by this set of transport coefficients. The reconstruction is demonstrated for an aqueous NaCl solution between two parallel charged surfaces with a nanoscale gap, by using the molecular dynamic (MD) simulations. A Green-Kubo approach is employed to evaluate the transport coefficients in the linear-response regime, and the fluxes induced by the pressure, electric, and chemical potential fields are compared with the results of non-equilibrium MD simulations. Using this numerical scheme, the influence of the salt concentration on the transport coefficients is investigated. Anomalous reversal of diffusio-osmotic current, as well as that of electro-osmotic flow, is observed at high surface charge densities and high added-salt concentrations.
Permeability and Dispersion Coefficients in Rocks with Fracture Network - 12140
Lee, C.K.; Htway, M.Z. [Handong Global University, 3 Namsong-ri, Heunghae-eub, Buk-gu, Pohang, Kyungbuk, 791-708 (Korea, Republic of); Yim, S.P. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, P.O.Box 150, Yusong, Daejon, 305-600 (Korea, Republic of)
2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Fluid flow and solute transport are considered for a rock medium with a fracture network with regard to the effective permeability and the dispersion coefficients. To investigate the effects of individual fractures a three-fracture system is chosen in which two are parallel and the third one connects the two at different angles. Specifically the micro-cell boundary-value problems(defined through multiple scale analysis) are solved numerically by using finite elements to calculate the permeability and dispersion coefficients. It is shown that the permeability depends significantly on the pattern of the fracture distribution and the dispersion coefficient is influenced by both the externally imposed pressure gradient (which also reflects the flow field) and the direction of the gradient of solute concentration on the macro-scale. From the calculations of the permeability and dispersion coefficients for solute in a rock medium with a fracture network the following conclusions are drawn. 1. The permeability of fractured medium depends on the primary orientation of the fracture network and is influenced by the connecting fractures in the medium. 2. The cross permeability, e.g., permeability in the direction normal to the direction of the external pressure gradient is rather insensitive to the orientation of the fracture network. 3. Calculation of permeability is most efficiently achieved with optimal discretization across individual fractures and is rather insensitive to the discretization along the fracture.. 4. The longitudinal dispersion coefficient Dxx of a fractured medium depends on both the macro-scale concentration gradient and the direction of the flow (pressure gradient). Hence both features must be considered when investigating solute transport in a fractured medium. (authors)
Progress on achieving the ICF conditions needed for high gain
Lindl, J.D.
1988-12-23T23:59:59.000Z
Progress during the past two years has moved us much closer to demonstrating the scientific and technological requirements for high gain ICF in the laboratory. This progress has been made possible by operating at the third harmonic of 1..mu..m light which dramatically reduces concern about hot electrons and by advances in diagnostics such as 100 ps x-ray framing cameras which greatly increase the data available from each experiment. Making use of many of these new capabilities, major improvements in confinement conditions have been achieved for ICF implosions. In particular, in an optimized hohlraum on Nova, radiation driven implosions with convergence ratio in excess of 30 (volume compression /approximately/3 /times/ 10/sup 4/) have performed essentially as predicted by spherical implosion calculations. This paper presents these results as well as examples of advances in several other areas and discusses the implications for the future of ICF with lasers and heavy ion beam drivers. 8 refs., 10 figs.
Development of a pressure gain combustor for improved cycle efficiency
Gemmen, R.S.; Richards, G.A.; Janus, M.C.
1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents results from an experimental research program attempting to improve the thermodynamic efficiencies of gas-turbine combustors. An elementary thermodynamic analysis shows that the thermodynamic cycle efficiencies of gas turbines can be significantly improved by using unsteady combustion that achieves quasi-constant-volume combustion. The ability to produce the so-called pressure gain via this process has already been demonstrated by others for pressures less than 3 atmospheres. This paper presents experimental results for pressures up to 11 atmospheres, compares certain process parameters to a numerical simulation, and briefly examines the problem of scale-up. Results of pollutant measurements over the 2--11 atmospheric range of operation are also included.
Pressure-gain combustion. Part 1: Model development
Narayanaswami, L. [Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL (United States); Richards, G.A. [Dept. of Energy, Morgantown, WV (United States). Morgantown Energy Technology Center
1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A model for aerodynamically valved pulse combustion is presented. Particular emphasis is placed on using the model equations to identify characteristic length and time scales relevant to the design of pressure-gain combustors for gas turbine applications. The model is a control volume description of conservation laws for several regions of the pulse combustor. Combustion is modeled as a bimolecular reaction. Mixing between the fresh charge and the combustion products is modeled using a turbulent eddy time estimated from the combustor geometry and flow conditions. The model equations identify two characteristic lengths, which should be held constant during combustor scaleup, as well as certain exceptions to this approach. The effect of ambient operating pressure and inlet air temperature is also discussed.
Linear Gain for the Microbunching Instability in an RF Compressor
Venturini, M.; Migliorati, M.; Ronsivalle, C.; Vaccarezza, C.
2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
Velocity (or rf) compression has been suggested as a technique for bunch compression complementary to the more established technique involving magnetic chicanes and represents an important research item being investigated at the SPARC test facility. One of the aspects of this technique still not sufficiently understood is its possible impact on the microbunching instability. The purpose of this report is to present the analytical framework for investigating this instability in rf compressors. We use methods similar to those successfully applied to magnetic compressors and derive some integral equations yielding the gain for the instability in linear approximation. The focus here is on the derivation of the relevant equations. Although examples of solutions to these equations are provided we defer a more comprehensive discussion of their implication to a future report. The present study is part of a larger effort for a more comprehensive investigation that eventually will include macroparticle simulations and experiments.
Relative Gain Monitoring of the GlueX Calorimeters
Anassontzis, Efstratios G. [JLAB/National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Ioannou, P. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Kourkoumelis, C. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Vasileiadis, G. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Voulgaris, G. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Kappos, E. [Symmetron Electronic Applications, Gerakas (Greece); Beattie, T. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Krueger, S. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Lolos, G. J. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Papandreou, Z. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Semenov, A. Yu. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Frye, John M. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Leckey, John P. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Shepherd, Matt [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Bogart, T. [JLAB/CNU, Newport News, VA (United States); Lawrence, David W. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Smith, Elton S. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States)
2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
The relative gain of the photodetectors for the GlueX Barrel and Forward calorimeters will be monitored using modular LED driver systems. The BCAL system consists of a global controller that feeds power, bias voltage and trigger signals to 96 local controllers situated at the ends of the 48 BCAL modules, which drive 40 LEDs associated with the 40 light guides at the end of each module. The FCAL system consists also of a global controller, a local controller for each acrylic quadrant covering the face of the FCAL, and ten 4-LED pulser boards per local controller connected in a star configuration along the edges of the acrylic panes. The respective systems are currently being installed on the detectors and their tested performance is presented herein.
FEL Gain Taking into Account Diffraction and Electron Beam Emittance; Generalized Madey's Theorem
Kim, K.-J.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
be published in the Proceedings FEL Gain Taking into AccountLBL--30628 DE92 002262 FEL Gain Taking into Accountfunction SF contains the FEL dynamics, and will be regarded
Gain-scheduled controller design for load-following in static space nuclear power systems
Onbasioglu, Fetiye Ozlem
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
as stability robustness to unmodeled dynamics. The various compensators matrices, including the gain and system matrices, are fitted to a scheduling variable, namely the SNPS electric power produced, to obtain a nonlinear gain-scheduled compensator...
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A Current Balancing Instrumentation Amplifier (CBIA) Bioamplifier with High Gain Accuracy
Dwobeng, Ebenezer
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
................................................................................. 44 3.3 Voltage Gain ........................................................................................ 47 3.4 Gain Accuracy... 4. CHOPPER MODULATION: A LOW FREQUENCY NOISE REDUCTION TECHNIQUE ................................................................................................... 58 ix Page 4.1 Description of Chopper Modulation...
Exact and variational solutions of 3D Eigenmodes in high gain Free Electron Lasers
Xie, M.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Motz, Undulators and Free-Electron Lasers, (Clarendon Press,in High . Gain Free Electron Lasers MingXie Accelerator andin High Gain Free Electron Lasers Ming Xie Accelerator and
Investigation of spectrally broad gain multiple-width quantum well material for colliding pulse
and MWQW devices, are shown in Fig. 1. At zero net modal gain, confined material gain is equal just below 1:5 kA cmÀ2 ; the net modal gain contribution is zero at 1560 nm, corresponding contributed to the zero net modal gain before the narrow wells at a current density of 23 kA cmÀ2 : The 6
Tang, Linlong [Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics and Technology, College of Physics and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064 (China); Chongqing institute of green and intelligent technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, 401122 (China); Du, Jinglei, E-mail: dujl@scu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics and Technology, College of Physics and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064 (China); Shi, Haofei, E-mail: shi@cigit.ac.cn; Wei, Dongshan; Du, Chunlei, E-mail: cldu@cigit.ac.cn [Chongqing institute of green and intelligent technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, 401122 (China)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
We exploit inter-layer radiative transitions to provide gains to amplify terahertz waves in graphene heterostructures. This is achieved by properly doping graphene sheets and aligning their energy bands so that the processes of stimulated emissions can overwhelm absorptions. We derive an expression for the gain estimation and show the gain is insensitive to temperature variation. Moreover, the gain is broadband and can be strong enough to compensate the free carrier loss, indicating graphene based room temperature terahertz lasers are feasible.
DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]
Sivaraman, Chitra; Flynn, Connor
2-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol scattering ratio and backscattering coefficient profiles, from first Ferrare algorithm
DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]
Chitra Sivaraman; Connor Flynn
10-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol scattering ratio and backscattering coefficient profiles, from first Ferrare algorithm
DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]
Sivaraman, Chitra; Flynn, Connor
1-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol scattering ratio and backscattering coefficient profiles, from first Ferrare algorithm
DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]
Sivaraman, Chitra; Flynn, Connor
10-second Raman Lidar: aerosol scattering ratio and backscattering coefficient profiles, from first Ferrare algorithm
Transport coefficients of soft sphere fluids at high densities
Yu. D. Fomin; V. V. Brazhkin; V. N. Ryzhov
2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z
Molecular dynamics computer simulation has been used to compute the self-diffusion coefficient, and shear viscosity of soft-sphere fluids, in which the particles interact through the soft-sphere or inverse power pair potential. The calculations have been made along the melting line in a wide range of pressures and temperatures. The validity of scaling relations for thermodynamic parameters and kinetic coefficients was checked. It was shown that the Stokes-Einstein relationship is obeyed if the Barker diameter is used as a characteristic length scale. It was also shown that the viscosity is non-monotonic along the isochores as predicted by Ya. Rosenfeld. It was shown that the viscosity is strongly growing along the melting line, however, this increase does not stimulate the glass transition because the relaxation time is decreasing.
The Elusive Coefficients of Thermal Expansion in PBX 9502
C.B. Skidmore; T.A. Butler; C.W. Sandoval
2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
PBX 9502 has been in war reserve service for over two decades. Ninety-five percent of the solid phase of this insensitive high explosive is composed of energetic crystallites designated as TATB (1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene), held together by the remaining solid fraction--an inert, polymeric binder named Kel-F 800. The unusual combination of extreme insensitivity and adequate performance characteristics is not the only enigmatic feature of such TATB-based materials. In this report, we describe the difficulty and progress to date in reliably determining the coefficients of thermal expansion for consolidated components of PBX 9502. We provide bulk linear coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) values for PBX 9502 consolidated to a density of approximately 1.890 g/cm{sup 3} and offer a simple set of equations for calculating dimensional changes for temperatures from 218 to 347 K (-55 C to 74 C).
Estimation of the effective distribution coefficient from the solubility constant
Wang, Yug-Yea; Yu, C.
1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
An updated version of RESRAD has been developed by Argonne National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy to derive site-specific soil guidelines for residual radioactive material. In this updated version, many new features have been added to the, RESRAD code. One of the options is that a user can input a solubility constant to limit the leaching of contaminants. The leaching model used in the code requires the input of an empirical distribution coefficient, K{sub d}, which represents the ratio of the solute concentration in soil to that in solution under equilibrium conditions. This paper describes the methodology developed to estimate an effective distribution coefficient, Kd, from the user-input solubility constant and the use of the effective K{sub d} for predicting the leaching of contaminants.
A pumping system for measuring coastal diffusion coefficients
Bolen, Zane Kevin
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
cross plume profiles of dye concentration in the coastal waters off. , hore Freeport, Texas. The cross plume profiles were analyzed using a simplified form of the diffusion equation to determine surface horizontal diffusion coefficients. The average... (Continued) Section Title ~Pa e APPENDIX IV, CROSS PLUHE PROFILES APPENDIX V. NOTATION REFERENCES VITA 67 87 89 93 vii LIST OF TABLES Title DIMENSIONLESS HEAD LOSS FOR VARIOUS FLOW BATES HOSE DIMENSIONS HEAD LOSS DUE TO HOSF. RFEL HEAD LOSS...
Coefficient ? as a growth analysis parameter for wheat
Ledent, Jean-Francois
1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
). In a second article, Myer. , cough and Whitehead (1967), staLed that their coeffic ien' n was calculated by taking a ratio of the mean relative rates calculated each time on the interval from the initial harvest to each successive harvest... (Woodger, 1937; Rashevsky, 1960) are still purely theoretical, im- practical ways of progressing; and the simpler allometry method is better for the practical biologist. If in the definition of coefficient a by Whitehead and Myers- cough...
Review of Distribution Coefficients for Radionuclides in Carbonate Minerals
Sutton, M
2009-08-14T23:59:59.000Z
An understanding of the transport of radionuclides in carbonate minerals is necessary to be able to predict the fate of (and potentially remediate) radionuclides in the environment. In some environments, carbonate minerals such as calciate, aragonite, dolomite and limestone are present and an understanding of the sorption of radionuclides in these carbonate minerals is therefore advantageous. A list of the radionuclides of interest is given in Table 1. The distribution coefficient, K{sub d} is defined as the ratio of the contaminant concentration bound on the solid phase to the contaminant concentration remaining in the liquid phase at equilibrium. Some authors report distribution coefficients and other report partition coefficients, the data presented in this work assumes equality between these two terms, and data are presented and summarized in this work as logarithmic distribution coefficient (log K{sub D}). Published literature was searched using two methods. Firstly, the JNC Sorption Database, namely Shubutani et al (1999), and Suyama and Sasamoto (2004) was used to select elements of interest and a number of carbonate minerals. Secondly, on-line literature search tools were used to locate relevant published articles from 1900 to 2009. Over 300 data points covering 16 elements (hydrogen, carbon, calcium, nickel, strontium, technetium, palladium, iodine, cesium, samarium, europium, holmium, uranium, neptunium, plutonium and americium) were used to calculate an average and range of log K{sub d} values for each element. Unfortunately, no data could be found for chlorine, argon, krypton, zirconium, niobium, tin, thorium and curium. A description of the data is given below, together with the average, standard deviation, minimum, maximum and number of inputs for radionuclide K{sub d} values for calcite, aragonate, limestone, dolomite and unidentified carbonate rocks in Table 2. Finally, the data are condensed into one group (carbonate minerals) of data for each element of interest in Table 3.
GAiN: Distributed Array Computation with Python
Daily, Jeffrey A.
2009-04-24T23:59:59.000Z
Scientific computing makes use of very large, multidimensional numerical arrays - typically, gigabytes to terabytes in size - much larger than can fit on even the largest single compute node. Such arrays must be distributed across a "cluster" of nodes. Global Arrays is a cluster-based software system from Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that enables an efficient, portable, and parallel shared-memory programming interface to manipulate these arrays. Written in and for the C and FORTRAN programming languages, it takes advantage of high-performance cluster interconnections to allow any node in the cluster to access data on any other node very rapidly. The "numpy" module is the de facto standard for numerical calculation in the Python programming language, a language whose use is growing rapidly in the scientific and engineering communities. numpy provides a powerful N-dimensional array class as well as other scientific computing capabilities. However, like the majority of the core Python modules, numpy is inherently serial. Our system, GAiN (Global Arrays in NumPy), is a parallel extension to Python that accesses Global Arrays through numpy. This allows parallel processing and/or larger problem sizes to be harnessed almost transparently within new or existing numpy programs.
Enhancing optical gains in Si nanocrystals via hydrogenation and cerium ion doping
Wang, Dong-Chen; Li, Yan-Li; Song, Sheng-Chi; Guo, Wen-Ping; Lu, Ming, E-mail: minglu55@fudan.edu.cn [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, and Shanghai Ultra-Precision Optical Manufacturing Engineering Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Chen, Jia-Rong [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, and Shanghai Ultra-Precision Optical Manufacturing Engineering Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); School of Information Engineering, Guizhou Minzu University, Guiyang 550025 (China)
2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z
We report optical gain enhancements in Si nanocrystals (Si-NCs) via hydrogenation and Ce{sup 3+} ion doping. Variable stripe length technique was used to obtain gains. At 0.3?W/cm{sup 2} pumping power density of pulsed laser, net gains were observed together with gain enhancements after hydrogenation and/or Ce{sup 3+} ion doping; gains after loss corrections were between 89.52 and 341.95?cm{sup ?1}; and the photoluminescence (PL) lifetime was found to decrease with the increasing gain enhancement. At 0.04?W/cm{sup 2} power density, however, no net gain was found and the PL lifetime increased with the increasing PL enhancement. The results were discussed according to stimulated and spontaneous excitation and de-excitation mechanisms of Si-NCs.
Dumane, V; Knoll, M; Green, S; Bakst, R [The Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY (United States); Hunt, M [Mem Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr, NY, NY (United States); Steinberger, E [The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY (United States)
2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: To predict the dosimetric gain of VMAT over 3D for the treatment ofchestwall/IMN/supraclavicular nodes using geometric parameters acquired during simulation Methods: CT scans for 20 left and 20 right sided patients were retrospectively analyzed toobtain percent ipsilateral lung volume included in the PWT and supraclavicular fields, central lung depth (CLD), maximum lung depth (MLD), separation, chestwall concavity (defined here as the product of CLD and separation) and the maximum heart depth (MHD). VMAT, PWT and P/E plans were done for each case. The ipsilateral lung V20 Gy and mean, total lung V20 Gy and mean, heart V25 Gy and mean were noted for each plan. Correlation coefficients were obtained and linear regression models were built using data from the above training set of patients and then tested on 4 new patients. Results: The decrease in ipsilateral lung V20 Gy, total lung V20 Gy, ipsilateral lung mean and total lung mean with VMAT over PWT significantly (p<0.05) correlated with the percent volume of ipsilateral lung included in the PWT and supraclavicular fields with correlation coefficient values of r = 0.83, r = 0.77, r = 0.78 and r = 0.75 respectively. Significant correlations were also found between MHD and the decrease in heart V25 Gy and mean of r = 0.77 and r = 0.67 respectively. Dosimetric improvement with VMAT over P/E plans showed no correlation to any of the geometric parameters investigated in this study. The dosimetric gain predicted for the 4 test cases by the linear regression models given their respective percent ipsilateral lung volumes fell within the 95% confidence intervals around the best regression fit. Conclusion: The percent ipsilateral lung volume appears to be a strong predictor of the dosimetric gain on using VMAT over PWT apriori.
Towards flavour diffusion coefficient and electrical conductivity without ultraviolet contamination
Y. Burnier; M. Laine
2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z
By subtracting from a recent lattice measurement of the thermal vector-current correlator the known 5-loop vacuum contribution, we demonstrate that the remainder is small and shows no visible short-distance divergence. It can therefore in principle be subjected to model-independent analytic continuation. Testing a particular implementation, we obtain estimates for the flavour-diffusion coefficient (2 pi T D \\gsim 0.8) and electrical conductivity which are significantly smaller than previous results. Although systematic errors remain beyond control at present, some aspects of our approach could be of a wider applicability.
Trigonometric Pade approximants for functions with regularly decreasing Fourier coefficients
Labych, Yuliya A; Starovoitov, Alexander P [Gomel State University, Gomel (Belarus)
2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z
Sufficient conditions describing the regular decrease of the coefficients of a Fourier series f(x)=a{sub 0}/2 + {sigma} a{sub n} cos kx are found which ensure that the trigonometric Pade approximants {pi}{sup t}{sub n,m}(x;f) converge to the function f in the uniform norm at a rate which coincides asymptotically with the highest possible one. The results obtained are applied to problems dealing with finding sharp constants for rational approximations. Bibliography: 31 titles.
Reactive sticking coefficients for silane and disilane on polycrystalline silicon
Buss, R.J.; Ho, P.; Breiland, W.G.; Coltrin, M.E.
1988-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Reactive sticking coefficients (RSCs) were measured for silane and disilane on polycrystalline silicon for a wide range of temperature and flux (pressure) conditions. The data were obtained from deposition-rate measurements using molecular beam scattering and a very low-pressure cold-wall reactor. The RSCs have nonlinear Arrhenius temperature dependencies and decrease with increasing flux at low (710 /sup 0/C) temperatures. Several simple models are proposed to explain these observations. The results are compared with previous studies of the SiH/sub 4//Si(s) reaction and low-pressure chemical vapor deposition-rate measurements.
Estimation of effective diffusion coefficients in porous catalysts
Kulkarni, Shrikant Ulhas
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
) and D, is the apparent diffusivity given by D, e(1 + K) (p) C is the concentration of adsorbate in gas phase, D and D, are the apparent and eff'ective diffusivities as deffned by Equations (1) and (9); K is Henry's constant and s is the particle... Effective Diffusion Coefficient ms/s Methane Ethane Propane n-Butane n-Pent. ane 1. 1 x 10-" 2. 2 x 10-? 7. 3 x 1P-" 37xlP" 24x10 Reference: Hayhurst and Paravar (1988) Thakur et al. (1980) studied the effect of momentum transfer during gas...
Applications of the second virial coefficient: protein crystallization and solubility
Wilson, William W. [Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39759 (United States); DeLucas, Lawrence J., E-mail: duke2@uab.edu [University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 Second Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 (United States); Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39759 (United States)
2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z
This article highlights some of the ground-based studies emanating from NASA’s Microgravity Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) program, and includes a more detailed discussion of the history and the progress made in one of the NASA-funded PCG investigations involving the use of measured second virial coefficients (B values) as a diagnostic indicator of solution conditions conducive to protein crystallization. This article begins by highlighting some of the ground-based studies emanating from NASA’s Microgravity Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) program. This is followed by a more detailed discussion of the history of and the progress made in one of the NASA-funded PCG investigations involving the use of measured second virial coefficients (B values) as a diagnostic indicator of solution conditions conducive to protein crystallization. A second application of measured B values involves the determination of solution conditions that improve or maximize the solubility of aqueous and membrane proteins. These two important applications have led to several technological improvements that simplify the experimental expertise required, enable the measurement of membrane proteins and improve the diagnostic capability and measurement throughput.
Angular Fock coefficients. Fixing the errors, and further development
Liverts, Evgeny Z
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The angular coefficients $\\psi_{k,p}(\\alpha,\\theta)$ of the Fock expansion characterizing the S-state wave function of the two-electron atomic system, are calculated in hyperspherical angular coordinates $\\alpha$ and $\\theta$. To solve the problem the Fock recurrence relations separated into the independent individual equations associated with definite power $j$ of the nucleus charge $Z$, are applied. The "pure" $j$-components of the angular Fock coefficients, orthogonal to of the hyperspherical harmonics $Y_{kl}$, are found for even values of $k$. To this end, the specific coupling equation is proposed and applied. Effective techniques for solving the individual equations with simplest nonseparable and separable right-hand sides are proposed. Some mistakes/misprints made earlier in representations of $\\psi_{2,0}$, were noted and corrected. All $j$-components of $\\psi_{4,1}$ and the majority of components and subcomponents of $\\psi_{3,0}$ are calculated and presented for the first time. All calculations were ...
Angular Fock coefficients. Fixing the errors, and further development
Evgeny Z. Liverts; Nir Barnea
2015-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
The angular coefficients $\\psi_{k,p}(\\alpha,\\theta)$ of the Fock expansion characterizing the S-state wave function of the two-electron atomic system, are calculated in hyperspherical angular coordinates $\\alpha$ and $\\theta$. To solve the problem the Fock recurrence relations separated into the independent individual equations associated with definite power $j$ of the nucleus charge $Z$, are applied. The "pure" $j$-components of the angular Fock coefficients, orthogonal to of the hyperspherical harmonics $Y_{kl}$, are found for even values of $k$. To this end, the specific coupling equation is proposed and applied. Effective techniques for solving the individual equations with simplest nonseparable and separable right-hand sides are proposed. Some mistakes/misprints made earlier in representations of $\\psi_{2,0}$, were noted and corrected. All $j$-components of $\\psi_{4,1}$ and the majority of components and subcomponents of $\\psi_{3,0}$ are calculated and presented for the first time. All calculations were carried out with the help of the Wolfram \\emph{Mathematica}.
Broadband tunability of gain-flattened quantum well semiconductor lasers with an external grating
Mittelstein, M.; Mehuys, D.; Yariv, A.; Ungar, J.E.; Sarfaty, R.
1989-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum well lasers are shown to exhibit flattened broadband gain spectra at a particular pumping condition. The gain requirement for a grating-tuned external cavity configuration is examined and applied to a semiconductor quantum well laser with an optimized length of gain region. The predicted very broadband tunability of quantum well lasers is confirmed experimentally by grating-tuning of uncoated lasers over 85 nm, with single longitudinal mode output power exceeding 200 mW.
Zhu, Qingyu; Moggridge, Geoff D.; D’Agostino, Carmine
2015-04-29T23:59:59.000Z
conventional techniques (e.g. Van Geet and Adamson, 1964). However, none of these efforts is able to give a full description of the temperature and composition dependence of mutual diffusion coefficients for a range of non-ideal liquid mixture. In particular... . Farad. Soc., 45, 801-818. Hwang, S.C., Robinson, R.L., 1977. Vapor–Liquid equilibriums at 25 oC for nine alcohol- hydrocarbon binary systems. J. Chem. Eng. Data 22,319–325. 24 Johnson, P.A., Babb, A.L., 1956. Self-diffusion in liquids. I...
U-142: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access...
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HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, Obtain Information, and Conduct URL Redirection Attacks PLATFORM: HP Onboard Administrator (OA) up to and including...
Post-Genomics Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum: Nanoproteomics and Applications in Life Sciences
Tan, Weihong
Post-Genomics Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum: Nanoproteomics and Applications in Life Sciences of nanotechnology applications, including nanoporous structures, functionalized nanoparticles, quantum dots
caused by the wood-rotting basidiomycete fungus Heterobasidion annosum. This pathogen gains entry
caused by the wood-rotting basidiomycete fungus Heterobasidion annosum. This pathogen gains entry viability and discourages germination while preventing the growth of other microorganisms. The concentrated
ON THE CODING GAIN OF SEPARABLE 2D WAVELET FILTER BANKS Michael D. Adams
Adams, Michael D.
, respectively, rsep[n] = n l1 and riso[n] = n l2 , (2) where is a correlation coefficient1 satisfying 0 1
Modeling Infinite Dilution and Fickian Diffusion Coefficients of Carbon Dioxide in Water
Firoozabadi, Abbas
Modeling Infinite Dilution and Fickian Diffusion Coefficients of Carbon Dioxide in Water J. Wambui infinite dilution diffusion coefficients for carbon dioxide and water mixtures. The model takes, carbon dioxide, classical thermodynamics Introduction The increase in atmospheric concentrations of CO2
Measurements of Heat Transfer Coefficients to Cylinders in Shallow Bubble Columns
Tow, Emily W.
High heat transfer coefficients and large interfacial areas make bubble columns ideal for dehumidification. However, the effect of geometry on the heat transfer coefficients outside cooling coils in shallow bubble columns, ...
Wang, Ling
2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
??? =?= , (1.2) where c is the attenuation coefficient, a the absorption coefficient, b the total scattering coefficient and a1(a2) the volume scattering function. Attenuation, absorption and scattering are all wavelength dependent. Absorption... Chen Head of Department, Edward S. Fry May 2008 Major Subject: Physics iii ABSTRACT Measuring Optical Absorption Coefficient of Pure Water in UV Using the Integrating Cavity Absorption Meter. (May 2008) Ling Wang, B.S., Peking...
The relationship of the distribution coefficient to surface area for microcline and albite feldspars
Maxwell, John Reed
1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
and coarse and fine microcline upon the sodium concentration . Dependence of the distribution coefficient, Kd, for strontium and coarse and fine microcline upon the potassium concentration 12 Dependence of the distribution coefficient, Kd, for strontium... and coarse and fine microcline upon the calcium concentration Dependence of the distribution coefficient, Kd, for strontium and microcline upon the strontium The relationship between the distribution coefficient, Kd, and strontium and microcline per cm...
FOURIER COEFFICIENTS OF MODULAR FORMS ON G2 WEE TECK GAN, BENEDICT GROSS AND GORDAN SAVIN
Gan, Wee Teck
FOURIER COEFFICIENTS OF MODULAR FORMS ON G2 WEE TECK GAN, BENEDICT GROSS AND GORDAN SAVIN Abstract. We develop a theory of Fourier coefficients for modular forms on the split ex- ceptional group G2 on the group SL2(Z) is the wealth of information carried by the Fourier coefficients an(f), for n 0
Four-Button BPM Coefficients in Cylindrical and Elliptic Beam Chambers February 17, 1999
Kemner, Ken
Four-Button BPM Coefficients in Cylindrical and Elliptic Beam Chambers S. H. Kim February 17, 1999 Beam position monitor (BPM) coefficients are calculated from induced charges on four-button BPMs ring is different from an exact elliptic geometry, numerical values of the BPM coefficients
CORRELATING EVAPORATION HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT OF REFRIGERANT R-134a IN A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER
Kandlikar, Satish
1 CORRELATING EVAPORATION HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT OF REFRIGERANT R-134a IN A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER for evaporation heat transfer coefficient of refrigerant R-134a flowing in a plate heat exchanger. Correlation schemes proposed by Yan and Lin (1999b) for modeling the heat transfer coefficient in both a single- phase
A method to estimate the Leslie coefficients of liquid crystals based on MBBA data
Wu, Shin-Tson
A method to estimate the Leslie coefficients of liquid crystals based on MBBA data HAIYING WANG ) A new effective approach for estimating the Leslie coefficients of liquid crystals based on MBBA data of the Leslie coefficients based on the MBBA data. We used the published temperature-dependent MBBA data to fit
On some binomial coefficients related to the evaluation of tan(nx)
Ma, Shi-Mei
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of this paper is to study some binomial coefficients which are related to the evaluation of tan(nx). We mainly present a connection between these binomial coefficients and the coefficients of a family of derivative polynomials for tangent and secant.
Spin-dependent thermoelectric transport coefficients in near perfect quantum wires A. Ramsak,1,2
Ramsak, Anton
Spin-dependent thermoelectric transport coefficients in near perfect quantum wires T. Rejec,1 A 2002 Thermoelectric transport coefficients are determined for semiconductor quantum wires with weak in thermoelectric coefficients are also found in standard strongly correlated systems: the Anderson model,6
Fourth virial coefficients of asymmetric nonadditive hard-disc mixtures
Franz Saija; Andrés Santos; Santos B. Yuste; Mariano López de Haro
2012-05-16T23:59:59.000Z
The fourth virial coefficient of asymmetric nonadditive binary mixtures of hard disks is computed with a standard Monte Carlo method. Wide ranges of size ratio ($0.05\\leq q\\leq 0.95$) and nonadditivity ($-0.5\\leq \\Delta\\leq 0.5$) are covered. A comparison is made between the numerical results and those that follow from some theoretical developments. The possible use of these data in the derivation of new equations of state for these mixtures is illustrated by considering a rescaled virial expansion truncated to fourth order. The numerical results obtained using this equation of state are compared with Monte Carlo simulation data in the case of a size ratio $q=0.7$ and two nonadditivities $\\Delta=\\pm 0.2$.
Fixed point of second virial coefficients in the glass transition
Jialin Wu
2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
Classical thermodynamic theory still holds true in subsystem that is a percolation connected by 8 orders of self-similar 2-body-3-body coupling clusters. The fixed point, $B_2^* \\equiv 3/8$, for the clusters of different size, existing in reduced second Virial coefficients has been proved by scaling theory in percolation field. It is shown that, if $B_2^* \\equiv 3/8$ is combined with $B_3^* \\equiv 5/8$, the potentials of 2-body-3-body coupling clusters, in critical local cluster growth phase transition, balance the kinetic energy in the glass transition. It is also proved that the glass transition corresponds to the regime in which the chemical potentials in all subsystems hold zero.
Hydrodynamic transport coefficients in relativistic scalar field theory
Jeon, S. [Department of Physics FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)] [Department of Physics FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)
1995-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Hydrodynamic transport coefficients may be evaluated from first principals in a weakly coupled scalar field theory at an arbitrary temperature. In a theory with cubic and quartic interactions, the infinite class of diagrams which contributes to the leading weak coupling behavior is identified and summed. The resulting expression may be reduced to a single linear integral equation, which is shown to be identical to the corresponding result obtained from a linearized Boltzmann equation describing effective thermal excitations with temperature-dependent masses and scattering amplitudes. The effective Boltzmann equation is valid even at very high temperature where the thermal lifetime and mean free path are short compared to the Compton wavelength of the fundamental particles. Numerical results for the shear and the bulk viscosities are presented.
Sensor Management using Discrimination Gain and Interacting Multiple Model Kalman Filters
1 Sensor Management using Discrimination Gain and Interacting Multiple Model Kalman Filters Wayne multitarget tracking applications. The algorithm uses Interacting Multiple Model Kalman Filters to track discrimination gain can be computed in Kalman filter based tracking systems, recall that Kalman filters maintain
HIGH GAIN FEL AMPLIFICATION OF CHARGE MODULATION CAUSED BY A HADRON *
HIGH GAIN FEL AMPLIFICATION OF CHARGE MODULATION CAUSED BY A HADRON * Vladimir N. Litvinenko in a high gain FEL. The resulting amplified modulation of electron beam, its shape, form and its lethargy]). We also discuss the influence of the electron beam parameters on the FEL response. INTRODUCTION
Gain-scheduled `1 -optimal control for boiler-turbine dynamics
Shamma, Jeff S.
, into the mechanical energy acting on the turbine and generator. The steam generated in the boiler system servesGain-scheduled `1 -optimal control for boiler-turbine dynamics with actuator saturation Pang; accepted 2 June 2003 Abstract This paper presents a gain-scheduled approach for boiler-turbine controller
Optical gain from the direct gap transition of Ge-on-Si at room temperature
Liu, Jifeng
We report direct band gap optical gain of tensile strained n+ epitaxial Ge-on-Si at room temperature, which confirms that band-engineered Ge-on-Si is a promising gain medium for monolithic optical amplifiers and lasers on Si.
Dynamical mechanisms underlying contrast gain control in single neurons Yuguo Yu and Tai Sing Lee
Lee, Tai Sing
to be adaptive to changes in the statistics of stimuli, in terms of both the average light intensity level see 3, they are adaptive to the contrast or the variance of time- varying input stimuli, exhibiting a contrast gain control threshold is shown to be a key factor underlying the adaptation of frequency tuning and amplitude gain
PPPL-3457 PPPL-3457 Broadening and Shifting of the Methanol 119 m Gain Line
PPPL-3457 PPPL-3457 UC-70 Broadening and Shifting of the Methanol 119 µm Gain Line of Linear and Shifting of the Methanol 119 mm Gain Line of Linear and Circular Polarization by Collision with Chiral handedness of a circularly polarized probe. The broadening of the 119 mm line of the methanol molecule
The impact of personal gains and losses on social identification processes
Iuzzini, Jonathan Lawrence
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
,'' and in the gain situation, the individual was led to believe that she or he benefited because of her or his own efforts). The other two individuals were told that the outcome was due to group-level causes,(e.g., the individual was losing or gaining solely because...
Gain Scheduled Control of a Solar Power Plant Tor A. Johansen1
Johansen, Tor Arne
Gain Scheduled Control of a Solar Power Plant Tor A. Johansen1 , Kenneth J. Hunt2 and Idar Petersen to a pilot-scale solar power plant is described. A eld of parabolic collectors focus the solar radiation onto. Solar power plant, nonlinear control, gain scheduling, system identi cation. 1 Introduction
Low Carbon Footprint and Ultra Low NOx Boilers through Efficiency Gain
Benz, R,; Staedter, M.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Low Carbon Footprint and Ultra Low NOx Boilers through Efficiency Gain Robert Benz Marcel Staedter... Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 6-9, 2008. M. Staedter, R. Benz / Low Carbon, Ultra Low NOx through Efficiency Gain where y denotes the mole fraction of excess...
A low power, high dynamic-range, broadband variable gain amplifier for an ultra wideband receiver
Chen, Lin
2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
is designed for high frequency and low power communication applications, such as an Ultra Wideband (UWB) receiver system. The gain can be programmed from 0dB to 42dB in 2dB increments with -3dB bandwidth greater than 425MHz for the entire range of gain. The 3...
Boyer, Edmond
509 E.-H. HALL. 2014 On the « rotational Coefficient in nickel and cobalt » ( Coefficients de rotation du nickel et du cobalt); Philosophical Magazine, 5e série, t. XII. p. 157; 1881. E.-H. HALL. 2014 pour le fer, le nickel, l'argent, l'or, le cobalt, l'aluminium, le magnésium; l'effet est bien moindre
Development of a SCALE Tool for Continuous-Energy Eigenvalue Sensitivity Coefficient Calculations
Perfetti, Christopher M [ORNL] [ORNL; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL] [ORNL
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Two methods for calculating eigenvalue sensitivity coefficients in continuous-energy Monte Carlo applications were implemented in the KENO code within the SCALE code package. The methods were used to calculate sensitivity coefficients for several criticality safety problems and produced sensitivity coefficients that agreed well with both reference sensitivities and multigroup TSUNAMI-3D sensitivity coefficients. The newly developed CLUTCH method was observed to produce sensitivity coefficients with high figures of merit and low memory requirements, and both continuous-energy sensitivity methods met or exceeded the accuracy of the multigroup TSUNAMI-3D calculations.
Continuous-energy eigenvalue sensitivity coefficient calculations in TSUNAMI-3D
Perfetti, C. M.; Rearden, B. T. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6170 (United States)
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Two methods for calculating eigenvalue sensitivity coefficients in continuous-energy Monte Carlo applications were implemented in the KENO code within the SCALE code package. The methods were used to calculate sensitivity coefficients for several test problems and produced sensitivity coefficients that agreed well with both reference sensitivities and multigroup TSUNAMI-3D sensitivity coefficients. The newly developed CLUTCH method was observed to produce sensitivity coefficients with high figures of merit and a low memory footprint, and both continuous-energy sensitivity methods met or exceeded the accuracy of the multigroup TSUNAMI-3D calculations. (authors)
Wang, H.-L.; Liu, B., E-mail: liubin@tsinghua.edu.cn [AML, CNMM, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)
2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z
This paper investigates what is the largest magnetoelectric (ME) coefficient of ME composites, and how to realize it. From the standpoint of energy conservation, a theoretical analysis is carried out on an imaginary lever structure consisting of a magnetostrictive phase, a piezoelectric phase, and a rigid lever. This structure is a generalization of various composite layouts for optimization on ME effect. The predicted theoretical ultimate ME coefficient plays a similar role as the efficiency of ideal heat engine in thermodynamics, and is used to evaluate the existing typical ME layouts, such as the parallel sandwiched layout and the serial layout. These two typical layouts exhibit ME coefficient much lower than the theoretical largest values, because in the general analysis the stress amplification ratio and the volume ratio can be optimized independently and freely, but in typical layouts they are dependent or fixed. To overcome this shortcoming and achieve the theoretical largest ME coefficient, a new design is presented. In addition, it is found that the most commonly used electric field ME coefficient can be designed to be infinitely large. We doubt the validity of this coefficient as a reasonable ME effect index and consider three more ME coefficients, namely the electric charge ME coefficient, the voltage ME coefficient, and the static electric energy ME coefficient. We note that the theoretical ultimate value of the static electric energy ME coefficient is finite and might be a more proper measure of ME effect.
Analytical formula of Free Electron Laser exponential gain for non-resonant electron beam
Jia, Qika
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The FEL gain formulas for non-resonant case are studied. For the mono-energetic and non-resonant electron beam, the exact expression of the solution of the FEL characteristic cubic equation is obtained with a form much more simple than that in the literatures, and the gain length as the function of the detuning parameter is explicitly given, then the gain for different detuning parameter and from low to high can be easily calculated. A simplified approximation formula is also given for the exponential gain calculation in the non-resonant case. For the case of the electron beam with an energy spread, the solution of the characteristic cubic equation is given explicitly for rectangular energy distribution and Lorentz distribution, respectively. Moreover the explicit expression also can be used for the solution of the characteristic cubic equation including the impact of the space charge. The transition from the low gain to the high gain is analyzed. The variations of the gain bandwidth and of the detuning param...
Measurement of the diffusion coefficient of sulfur hexafluoride in water
King. D.B.; Saltzman, E.S. [Univ. of Miami, FL (United States)] [Univ. of Miami, FL (United States)
1995-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Sulfur hexafluoride has been widely used in field studies and laboratory experiments to develop a relationship between gas transfer and wind speed. The interpretation of the data from such studies requires the diffusion coefficient of SF{sub 6} (D{sub SF6}), which has not previously been measured. In this study, D{sub SF6} has been determined in pure water and in 35%NaCl over a temperature range of 5-25{degrees}C. The measurements were made using a continuous-flow diffusion cell where SF{sub 6} flows beneath an agar gel membrane while helium flows above the gel. The experimental data for pure water yielded the following equation: D{sub SF6}=0.029 exp ({minus}19.3/RT, where R is the gas constant and T is temperature in kelvins). Measurements of D{sub SF6} in 35% NaCl were not significantly different from the pure water values. On the basis of this data, the authors estimate the Schmidt numbers for seawater over the temperature range 5-25{degrees}C to be Sc=3016.1{minus}172.00t+4.4996t{sup 2}{minus}0.047965t{sup 3}, where t is temperature in degrees Celsius. 31 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.
Wang, Jinyang; Zhong, Haimin; Qiu, Wenda; Chen, Liuping, E-mail: cesclp@mail.sysu.edu.cn [KLGHEI of Environment and Energy Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China)] [KLGHEI of Environment and Energy Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Feng, Huajie [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hainan Normal University, Haikou 571158 (China)] [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hainan Normal University, Haikou 571158 (China)
2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z
The binary infinite dilute diffusion coefficients, D{sub 12}{sup ?}, of some alkylbenzenes (Ph-C{sub n}, from Ph-H to Ph-C{sub 12}) from 313 K to 333 K at 15 MPa in supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO{sub 2}) have been studied by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. The MD values agree well with the experimental ones, which indicate MD simulation technique is a powerful way to predict and obtain diffusion coefficients of solutes in supercritical fluids. Besides, the local structures of Ph-C{sub n}/CO{sub 2} fluids are further investigated by calculating radial distribution functions and coordination numbers. It qualitatively convinces that the first solvation shell of Ph-C{sub n} in scCO{sub 2} is significantly influenced by the structure of Ph-C{sub n} solute. Meanwhile, the mean end-to-end distance, the mean radius of gyration and dihedral angle distribution are calculated to gain an insight into the structural properties of Ph-C{sub n} in scCO{sub 2}. The abnormal trends of radial distribution functions and coordination numbers can be reasonably explained in term of molecular flexibility. Moreover, the computed results of dihedral angle clarify that flexibility of long-chain Ph-C{sub n} is the result of internal rotation of C-C single bond (?{sub c-c}) in alkyl chain. It is interesting that compared with n-alkane, because of the existence of benzene ring, the flexibility of alkyl chain in Ph-C{sub n} with same carbon atom number is significantly reduced, as a result, the carbon chain dependence of diffusion behaviors for long-chain n-alkane (n ? 5) and long-chain Ph-C{sub n} (n ? 4) in scCO{sub 2} are different.
Controlled fundamental supermode operation of phase-locked arrays of gain-guided diode lasers
Kapon, E.; Katz, J.; Margalit, S.; Yariv, A.
1984-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Uniform semiconductor laser arrays tend to oscillate in a superposition of their supermodes, thus leading to large beam divergence and spectral spread. Discrimination among the supermodes in phase-locked arrays is discussed theoretically. It is shown that supermode discrimination in gain-guided arrays, in favor of the fundamental supermode, is made possible by the near-field interference patterns which result from the complex optical fields of the gain-guided lasers. A fundamental supermode operation is demonstrated, for the first time, in GaAlAs/GaAs gain-guided laser arrays. This is achieved by control of the current (gain) profile across the array by means of individual laser contacts.
Oscillator Seeding of a High Gain Harmonic Generation FEL in a Radiator-First Configuration
Gandhi, P.
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Proceedings of the 2010 FEL Conference, Malm¨o, Sweden,Proceedings of the 2010 FEL Conference, Malm¨o, Sweden,of a high gain harmonic generation FEL in a radiator-first
Invariant Visual Responses From Attentional Gain Fields EMILIO SALINAS AND L. F. ABBOTT
Columbia University
Invariant Visual Responses From Attentional Gain Fields EMILIO SALINAS AND L. F. ABBOTT Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254-9110 Salinas, Emilio and L
Single-Polarization Cladding-Pumped Optical Amplifier Without Polarization-Maintaining Gain Fiber
Yarnall, Timothy M.
We demonstrate a single-polarization cladding-pumped Er : Yb optical amplifier using a dual-pass design with a Faraday rotator mirror and nonpolarization-maintaining gain fiber. Over a 25-nm range centered at 1562 nm, the ...
DOE Program Offers Participants Unique Opportunity to Gain Carbon Capture and Storage Knowledge
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Future leaders and innovators in the area of carbon capture and storage can gain a unique and intensive tutorial on the subject by participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.
Complexity within the Air Force acquisition system gaining insight from a theory of collapse
Marticello, Daniel Nicholas, Jr
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Joseph Tainter's theory of societal collapse is applied in an examination of the U.S. Air Force's aircraft acquisition system in order to gain insight into the enterprise's lagging performance. Theories of collapse at both ...
Fin Rudder Roll Stabilisation of Ships: a Gain Scheduling Control Methodology
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
as possible, and is based on industrial data. A methodology is proposed, which leads to a gain scheduled at showing that a ship in a seaway can be modelled as a linear parameterically varying system. H. Tanguy
Spatial Interference Mitigation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Ad Hoc Networks: MISO Gains
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Spatial Interference Mitigation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Ad Hoc Networks: MISO Gains beamforming for a multiple input single output (MISO) ad hoc network to increase the density of successful
The impact of personal gains and losses on social identification processes
Iuzzini, Jonathan Lawrence
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis integrates a number of social ge Micrographics. psychological principles to study individual-level benefit (gain) and discrimination (loss) in a group setting. Using a variation of the minimal group paradigm, participants were assigned...
CMOS Photodiodes with Substrate Openings for Higher Conversion Gain in Active Pixel Sensors
Hornsey, Richard
. Lee, R. I. Hornsey Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario by a source-follower; the capacitance of the device determines the conversion gain. In the case of CMOS active
NREL: News - NREL Solar Research Gains Two R&D 100 Awards
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Bookmark and Share Printable Version News Release NR-2208 NREL Solar Research Gains Two R&D 100 Awards July 17, 2008 An ultra-light, highly efficient solar cell and use of ink-jet...
Optical gain and lasing from band-engineered Ge-on-Si at room temperature
Liu, Jifeng
We present theoretical modeling and experimental results of optical gain and lasing from tensile-strained, n[superscript +] Ge-on-Si at room temperature. Compatible with silicon CMOS, these devices are ideal for large-scale ...
High Gain Transformerless DC-DC Converters for Renewable Energy Sources
Denniston, Nicholas Aaron
2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
Renewable energy sources including photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and wind turbines require converters with high voltage gain in order to interface with power transmission and distribution networks. These conversions are conventionally made using...
High gain proportional rf control stability at TESLA cavities Elmar Vogel
High gain proportional rf control stability at TESLA cavities Elmar Vogel Deutsches Elektronen) based on TESLA technology. Additional control loops improve the field regulation by treating repetitive loops is desirable for the strong suppression of nonpredictive and nonrepetitive disturbances. TESLA
High Gain Transformerless DC-DC Converters for Renewable Energy Sources
Denniston, Nicholas Aaron
2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
Renewable energy sources including photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and wind turbines require converters with high voltage gain in order to interface with power transmission and distribution networks. These conversions are conventionally made using...
Large inherent optical gain from the direct gap transition of Ge thin films
Wang, Xiaoxin
The recent demonstration of Ge-on-Si diode lasers renews the interest in the unique carrier dynamics of Ge involving both direct (?) and indirect (L) valleys. Here, we report a large inherent direct gap optical gain ...
High-Gain Harmonic Generation Free-Electron Laser at Saturation
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Gain Harmonic Generation Free-Electron Laser at Saturation T. Shaftan 1 , M. Babzien 1 , I. Ben-Zvi 1 , S. G. Biedron 2 , L. F. DiMauro 1 , A. Doyuran 1 , J.N. Galayda 2 , E....
Na, Uhn Joo
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
OF TABLES (Continued) TABLE Page 38 SFD coefficients from test 26- 181 39 SFD coefficients from test 22- 182 40 SFD coefficients from test 27- 183 41 SFD coefficients &om ntg 184 42 SFD coefficients from nt9 185 43 Damping coefficients of open... It psi Ibm Ibmin Ibm-in 0. 95 2. 25 2 0. 283 30. DE+6 12. DE+6 0. 000 0. 0 0. 0 0. 15 2. 25 1 0. 283 30. DE+6 12. DE+6 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0 0. 546 1. 42 1 0. 283 30. DE+6 12. DE+6 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0 0. 26 1. 42 0. 8 0. 283 30. DE+6 12. DE+6 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0 0...
Na, Uhn Joo
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
OF TABLES (Continued) TABLE Page 38 SFD coefficients from test 26- 181 39 SFD coefficients from test 22- 182 40 SFD coefficients from test 27- 183 41 SFD coefficients &om ntg 184 42 SFD coefficients from nt9 185 43 Damping coefficients of open... It psi Ibm Ibmin Ibm-in 0. 95 2. 25 2 0. 283 30. DE+6 12. DE+6 0. 000 0. 0 0. 0 0. 15 2. 25 1 0. 283 30. DE+6 12. DE+6 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0 0. 546 1. 42 1 0. 283 30. DE+6 12. DE+6 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0 0. 26 1. 42 0. 8 0. 283 30. DE+6 12. DE+6 0. 0 0. 0 0. 0 0...
Nozato, Hideaki; Morita, Shigeru; Goto, Motoshi [Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan)
2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
Recycling coefficients of carbon, aluminum, and titanium were evaluated using a new technique combining impurity pellet injection with high-spatial resolution bremsstrahlung measurement in hydrogen and helium plasmas on the large helical device. The recycling coefficient of impurities was investigated by measuring absolute intensities with the visible bremsstrahlung array. The time evolution of the bremsstrahlung signals was modeled by an impurity transport code adjusting the diffusion coefficient, convective velocity, and recycling coefficient. As a result, a finite value of the recycling coefficient was required in the case of carbon, whereas aluminum and titanium were explained as nonrecycled particles. It was also clarified that the recycling coefficient of carbon had a larger value in hydrogen plasmas (R=0.5-0.65) than in helium plasmas (R=0-0.2), suggesting the formation of hydrogen molecules.
Fundamental lateral mode oscillation via gain tailoring in broad area semiconductor lasers
Lindsey, C.; Derry, P.; Yariv, A.
1985-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
We show that by employing gain tailoring in a broad area semiconductor laser we achieve fundamental lateral mode operation with a diffraction-limited single-lobed far-field pattern. We demonstrate a tailored gain broad area laser 60 ..mu..m wide which emits 450 mW per mirror into a stable, single-lobed far-field pattern 3 1/2/sup 0/ wide at 5.3 I/sub th/.
Hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+ :ZnSe gain-switched
Mirov, Sergey B.
Hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+ :ZnSe gain-switched laser A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov: The technology of hot-pressed Cr2+ :ZnSe ceramic preparation is reported. Comparative gain-switched lasing of hotÂpressed ceramic and CVD grown Cr2+ :ZnSe samples with slope efficiencies up to 10 % and output energies up to 2 m
A circuit for gain measurement of frequency referenced digitally self tuned filters
Cook, Robert Wake
1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis by ROBERT WAKE COOK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASSAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1985 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis bv ROl3ERT WAKE COOK Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Randal! L. Geiger (Chairman...
Gain measurements at 182 /angstrom/ in C VI generated by a Nd/glass laser
Kim, D.; Skinner, C.H.; Umesh, G.; Suckewer, S.
1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present recent gain measurements in C VI at 182 A for a soft x-ray amplifier produced by a line-focused glass laser(1.053 ..mu..m) on a solid carbon target. The maximum gain measured was 8 +- 1 cm/sup /minus/1/ in the recombining plasma column with additional radiation cooling by iron impurities. 10 refs., 3 figs.
Temperature dependent gain of the atomic xenon laser Gregory A. Hebne?)
Kushner, Mark
Temperature dependent gain of the atomic xenon laser Gregory A. Hebne?) Sandia National(3/2),-6p(5/2),] and 2.03 pm [5d(3/2)t- 6p( 3/2) t] atomic xenon transitions for gas temperatures/Xe, He/Ar/Xe, and Ne/Ar/Xe gas mixtures at a pump power of 8 W/cm3. For constant gas density, the gain
Gain media edge treatment to suppress amplified spontaneous emission in a high power laser
Hackel, Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA); Soules, Thomas F. (Livermore, CA); Fochs, Scott N. (Livermore, CA); Rotter, Mark D. (San Ramon, CA); Letts, Stephan A. (San Ramon, CA)
2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and parasitic oscillation modes in a high average power laser is introduced. By roughening one or more peripheral edges of a solid-state crystal or ceramic laser gain media and by bonding such edges using a substantially high index bonding elastomer or epoxy to a predetermined electromagnetic absorbing arranged adjacent to the entire outer surface of the peripheral edges of the roughened laser gain media, ASE and parasitic oscillation modes can be effectively suppressed.
A circuit for gain measurement of frequency referenced digitally self tuned filters
Cook, Robert Wake
1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis by ROBERT WAKE COOK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASSAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1985 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis bv ROl3ERT WAKE COOK Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Randal! L. Geiger (Chairman...
Gain media edge treatment to suppress amplified spontaneous emission in a high power laser
Hackel, Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA); Soules, Thomas F. (Livermore, CA); Fochs, Scott N. (Livermore, CA); Rotter, Mark D. (San Ramon, CA); Letts, Stephan A. (San Ramon, CA)
2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and/or parasitic oscillation modes in a laser is introduced. By roughening one or more peripheral edges of a solid-state crystal or ceramic laser gain media and by bonding such edges to a predetermined electromagnetic absorbing material arranged adjacent to the entire outer surface of the peripheral edges of the roughened laser gain media, ASE, parasitic oscillation modes and/or residual pump energy can be effectively suppressed.
Perfetti, Christopher M [ORNL] [ORNL; Martin, William R [University of Michigan] [University of Michigan; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL] [ORNL; Williams, Mark L [ORNL] [ORNL
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Three methods for calculating continuous-energy eigenvalue sensitivity coefficients were developed and implemented into the SHIFT Monte Carlo code within the Scale code package. The methods were used for several simple test problems and were evaluated in terms of speed, accuracy, efficiency, and memory requirements. A promising new method for calculating eigenvalue sensitivity coefficients, known as the CLUTCH method, was developed and produced accurate sensitivity coefficients with figures of merit that were several orders of magnitude larger than those from existing methods.
Transport coefficients in Lorentz plasmas with the power-law kappa-distribution
Jiulin, Du [Department of Physics, School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)] [Department of Physics, School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)
2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Transport coefficients in Lorentz plasma with the power-law ?-distribution are studied by means of using the transport equation and macroscopic laws of Lorentz plasma without magnetic field. Expressions of electric conductivity, thermoelectric coefficient, and thermal conductivity for the power-law ?-distribution are accurately derived. It is shown that these transport coefficients are significantly modified by the ?-parameter, and in the limit of the parameter ??? they are reduced to the standard forms for a Maxwellian distribution.
Constraints on the second order transport coefficients of an uncharged fluid
Sayantani Bhattacharyya
2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z
In this note we have tried to determine how the existence of a local entropy current with non-negative divergence constrains the second order transport coefficients of an uncharged fluid, following the procedure described in \\cite{Romatschke:2009kr}. Just on symmetry ground the stress tensor of an uncharged fluid can have 15 transport coefficients at second order in derivative expansion. The condition of entropy-increase gives five relations among these 15 coefficients. So finally the relativistic stress tensor of an uncharged fluid can have 10 independent transport coefficients at second order.
Basis and implications of the CAP88 age-specific dose coefficients
Leggett, Richard Wayne [ORNL; Scofield, Patricia A [ORNL; Eckerman, Keith F [ORNL
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recent versions of CAP88 incorporate age-specific dose coefficients based on biokinetic and dosimetric models applied in Federal Guidance Report 13, Cancer Risk Coefficients for Environmental Exposure to Radionuclides (EPA 1999). With a few exceptions the models are those recommended in a series of reports by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) on estimation of doses to the public from environmental radionuclides. This paper describes the basis for the ICRP s age-specific biokinetic and dosimetric models and examines differences with age in the derived dose coefficients and in estimates of dose per unit exposure based on those coefficients.
Materials with a desired refraction coefficient can be made by embedding small particles
A. G. Ramm
2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
A method is proposed to create materials with a desired refraction coefficient, possibly negative one. The method consists of embedding into a given material small particles. Given $n_0(x)$, the refraction coefficient of the original material in a bounded domain $D \\subset \\R^3$, and a desired refraction coefficient $n(x)$, one calculates the number $N(x)$ of small particles, to be embedded in $D$ around a point $x \\in D$ per unit volume of $D$, in order that the resulting new material has refraction coefficient $n(x)$.
Silvester, Leonard F.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
09 THERMODYNAMICS OFELECI'ROLYTES. X'rights. r'-" e. ct THERMODYNAMICS OF ELECTROLYTES. X.Coefficient, Electrolyte, Thermodynamics v ~p , I J ! l
Chin, Y.H.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
for a quick estimate of the FEL parameters which minimizefor the Optimization of the FEL Gain Length Including thet h e Optimization o f the FEL Gain Length Including t h e
Chin, Y.-H.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Calculation of 3-D Free Electron Laser Gain: Comparison withInternational Free Electron Laser Conference, Kobe, Japan,relation for the free electron laser (FEL) gain in the
DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]
Sivaraman, Chitra; Flynn, Connor
10-minute TEMPORARY Raman Lidar: aerosol scattering ratio and backscattering coefficient profiles, from first Ferrare algorithm
Burr, M.T.
1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Few regions of the world exemplify the variety of approaches to power sector reform as thoroughly as Latin America. At one end of the spectrum stands Chile, which has successfully restructured its electric power industry, privatizing a large share of its formerly state-owned utility assets. Of all power markets in Latin America, Chile`s is the most open to private developers, with transparent pricing policies and competitive procurement procedures. At the other end of the spectrum, Venezuela`s privatization program has stalled, and the power market has become less accessible to private investment than before the current administration was elected. Many Latin American countries share some important challenges. First, a lack of credit worthiness among electric utilities makes it difficult to finance power projects that rely on long-term power sales agreements. Second, lingering fallout from Mexico`s financial crisis continues to affect commercial lenders` confidence in Latin America in general. Third, efforts at privatization and power market liberalization have proceeded in fits and starts, with some countries seeming to take as many steps backwards as forward. Nevertheless, Latin America remains one of the most attractive regions of the world for independent power development. This paper examines recent developments in key markets.
Interparticle Potential and Drag Coefficient in Nematic Colloids Jurij Kotar,1
Osterman, Natan
large bead separations (x > 4 m, at a sphere diameter of 3 m), the force decays proportional to xÃ¿6 un- distorted measurements of forces as well as effective drag coefficient of an immersed beadInterparticle Potential and Drag Coefficient in Nematic Colloids Jurij Kotar,1 Mojca Vilfan,2 Natan
Specular highlights of plastic surfaces and the Fresnel Coefficient Elli Angelopoulou*
Angelopoulou, Elli
Specular highlights of plastic surfaces and the Fresnel Coefficient Elli Angelopoulou* and Sofya of the Fresnel reflec- tance coefficient and its dependence on wavelength. Our theoretical analysis establishes that the sensitivity of the Fresnel term to the wavelength variations of the refractive index can be at least as large
Functional Coefficient Regression Models for Non-linear Time Series: A Polynomial
Shen, Haipeng
Functional Coefficient Regression Models for Non-linear Time Series: A Polynomial Spline Approach of functional coefficient regression models for non-linear time series. Consistency and rate of convergence regression model extends several familiar non-linear time series models such as the exponential
Measurementof Seebeck coefficient perpendicular to SiGe superlattice , Gehang Zeng2
Page 1 Measurementof Seebeck coefficient perpendicular to SiGe superlattice Yan Zhang1 , Gehang to measure the Seebeck coefficient of SiGe superlattice material perpendicular to the layers1 . Successful of the SiGe superlattice micro coolers. Extensive thermoreflectance imaging characterization was performed
Third virial coefficient for 4-arm and 6-arm star polymers
Sergio Caracciolo; Bortolo Matteo Mognetti; Andrea Pelissetto
2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the computation of the third virial coefficient in polymer systems, focusing on an additional contribution absent in the case of monoatomic fluids. We determine the interpenetration ratio and several quantities that involve the third virial coefficient for star polymers with 4 and 6 arms in the good-solvent regime, in the limit of a large degree of polymerization.
Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Coefficient In Minichannels Correlation and Trends Satish G. Kandlikar
Kandlikar, Satish
Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Coefficient In Minichannels Correlation and Trends Satish G. Kandlikar York 14623, USA The flow boiling heat transfer in small diameter passages is being applied in many boiling heat transfer coefficient with the correlations developed for conventional channels. It is found
Scaling of Heat Transfer Coefficients Along Louvered Fins A. C. Lyman1
Thole, Karen A.
1 Scaling of Heat Transfer Coefficients Along Louvered Fins A. C. Lyman1 , R. A. Stephan2 , and K 23681-2199 #12;2 Abstract Louvered fins provide a method for improving the heat transfer performance for evaluating the spatially-resolved louver heat transfer coefficients using various reference temperatures
Electro-optic coefficients of lithium tantalate at near-infrared wavelengths
Gopalan, Venkatraman
Electro-optic coefficients of lithium tantalate at near-infrared wavelengths Joanna L. Casson April 27, 2004 The unclamped linear electro-optic coefficients r13 and r33 for lithium tantalate. In the unclamped mode the effects of mechanical changes caused by piezoelectric and elasto-optic effects
DISTRIBUTIONS OF 3D DCT COEFFICIENTS FOR VIDEO Malavika Bhaskaranand and Jerry D. Gibson
Liebling, Michael
- tribution and a majority of the high-energy AC coefficients can be approximated by a Gamma distribution the dependency of adjacent data cubes along time. The coefficients are quantized and then scanned into a 1D array by the California Micro Program, Ap- plied Signal Technology, Cisco, Sony-Ericsson and Qualcomm, Inc., and by NSF
Ferreira, Márcia M. C.
QSPR models of boiling point, octanolwater partition coefficient and retention time index StructureProperty Relationship (QSPR) analysis and study of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs (bp), octanol water partition coefficient ðlog KowÞ and retention time index (RI) for reversed
Building accurate initial models using gain functions for waveform inversion in the Laplace domain
Wansoo Ha; Changsoo Shin
2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z
We suggest an initial model building technique using time gain functions in the Laplace domain. Applying the gain expressed as a power of time is equivalent to taking the partial derivative of the Laplace-domain wavefield with respect to a damping constant. We construct an objective function, which minimizes the logarithmic differences between the gained field data and the partial derivative of the modeled data with respect to the damping constant. We calculate the modeled wavefield, the partial derivative wavefield, and the gradient direction in the Laplace domain using the analytic Green's function starting from a constant velocity model. This is an efficient method to generate an accurate initial model for a following Laplace-domain inversion. Numerical examples using two marine field datasets confirm that a starting model updated once from a scratch using the gradient direction calculated with the proposed method can be successfully used for a subsequent Laplace-domain inversion.
Luo, Shaohua [School of Automation, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China and College of Mechanical Engineering, Hunan University of Arts and Science, Hunan 415000 (China)
2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper is concerned with the problem of adaptive fuzzy dynamic surface control (DSC) for the permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) system with chaotic behavior, disturbance and unknown control gain and parameters. Nussbaum gain is adopted to cope with the situation that the control gain is unknown. And the unknown items can be estimated by fuzzy logic system. The proposed controller guarantees that all the signals in the closed-loop system are bounded and the system output eventually converges to a small neighborhood of the desired reference signal. Finally, the numerical simulations indicate that the proposed scheme can suppress the chaos of PMSM and show the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed method.
High-gain X-ray free electron laser by beat-wave terahertz undulator
Chang, Chao; Hei, DongWei [Science and Technology on High Power Microwave Laboratory, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an City 710024 (China) [Science and Technology on High Power Microwave Laboratory, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an City 710024 (China); Institute of Energy, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Pellegrin, Claudio; Tantawi, Sami [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94309 (United States)] [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94309 (United States)
2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
The THz undulator has a higher gain to realize a much brighter X-ray at saturation, compared with the optical undulator under the same undulator strength and beam quality. In order to fill the high-power THz gap and realize the THz undulator, two superimposed laser pulses at normal incidence to the electron-beam moving direction form an equivalent high-field THz undulator by the frequency difference to realize the high-gain X-ray Free electron laser. The pulse front tilt of lateral fed lasers is used to realize the electron-laser synchronic interaction. By PIC simulation, a higher gain and a larger X-ray radiation power by the beat wave THz undulator could be realized, compared with the optical undulator for the same electron beam parameters.
Fuel Cycle Analysis Framework Base Cases for the IAEA/INPRO GAINS Collaborative Project
Brent Dixon
2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Thirteen countries participated in the Collaborative Project GAINS “Global Architecture of Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems Based on Thermal and Fast Reactors Including a Closed Fuel Cycle”, which was the primary activity within the IAEA/INPRO Program Area B: “Global Vision on Sustainable Nuclear Energy” for the last three years. The overall objective of GAINS was to develop a standard framework for assessing future nuclear energy systems taking into account sustainable development, and to validate results through sample analyses. This paper details the eight scenarios that constitute the GAINS framework base cases for analysis of the transition to future innovative nuclear energy systems. The framework base cases provide a reference for users of the framework to start from in developing and assessing their own alternate systems. Each base case is described along with performance results against the GAINS sustainability evaluation metrics. The eight cases include four using a moderate growth projection and four using a high growth projection for global nuclear electricity generation through 2100. The cases are divided into two sets, addressing homogeneous and heterogeneous scenarios developed by GAINS to model global fuel cycle strategies. The heterogeneous world scenario considers three separate nuclear groups based on their fuel cycle strategies, with non-synergistic and synergistic cases. The framework base case analyses results show the impact of these different fuel cycle strategies while providing references for future users of the GAINS framework. A large number of scenario alterations are possible and can be used to assess different strategies, different technologies, and different assumptions about possible futures of nuclear power. Results can be compared to the framework base cases to assess where these alternate cases perform differently versus the sustainability indicators.
Comaskey, Brian J. (Walnut Creek, CA); Ault, Earl R. (Livermore, CA); Kuklo, Thomas C. (Oakdale, CA)
2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z
A high average power, low optical distortion laser gain media is based on a flowing liquid media. A diode laser pumping device with tailored irradiance excites the laser active atom, ion or molecule within the liquid media. A laser active component of the liquid media exhibits energy storage times longer than or comparable to the thermal optical response time of the liquid. A circulation system that provides a closed loop for mixing and circulating the lasing liquid into and out of the optical cavity includes a pump, a diffuser, and a heat exchanger. A liquid flow gain cell includes flow straighteners and flow channel compression.
FEL and Optical Klystron Gain for an Electron Beam with Oscillatory Energy Distribution
Stupakov, G.; Ding, Y.; Huang, Z.; /SLAC
2009-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
If the energy spread of a beam is larger then the Pierce parameter, the FEL gain length increases dramatically and the FEL output gets suppressed. We show that if the energy distribution of such a beam is made oscillatory on a small scale, the gain length can be considerably decreased. Such an oscillatory energy distribution is generated by first modulating the beam energy with a laser via the mechanism of inverse FEL, and then sending it through a strong chicane. We show that this approach also works for the optical klystron enhancement scheme. Our analytical results are corroborated by numerical simulations.
Dynamic power balance for nonlinear waves in unbalanced gain and loss landscapes
Kominis, Yannis
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The presence of losses in nonlinear photonic structures is a crucial issue for modern applications. Active parts are introduced for wave power compensation resulting in unbalanced gain and loss landscapes where localized beam propagation is, in general, dynamically unstable. Here we provide generic sufficient conditions for the relation between the gain-loss and the refractive index profiles in order to ensure efficient wave trapping and stable propagation for a wide range of beam launching conditions such as initial power, angle of incidence and position. The stability is a consequence of an underlying dynamic power balance mechanism related to a conserved quantity of wave dynamics.
Gain-scheduled nonlinear control of u-tube steam generators at low powers
Menon, Sunil Kumar
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Pressure, Pa. GW* avera. e recirculation flow rate, k /s. Disturbance Descri tion Hot-leg temperature, 'F. Primary mass flow rate, kg/s. Steam flow rate, kg/s. Feedwater temperature, 'F. Primary pressure. Pa. * Steam Dome-Downcomer ~ Geometrically.../LTR Compensstors. . . . . . . . . 5 cj 60 62 66 70 75 LINEAR COMPENSATOR DESIGN AND GAIN-SCHEDULING . . 76 V. 1 Introduction 76 CHAPTER Pa. ge V. 2 Design of the LQG/LTR Compensators for the UTSG V. 3 Analysis of the Linear Compensators . . V. 4 Gain...
Extraction of the symmetry energy coefficients from the masses differences of isobaric nuclei
Junlong Tian; Haitao Cui; Kuankuan Zheng; Ning Wang
2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
The nuclear symmetry energy coefficients of finite nuclei are extracted by using the differences between the masses of isobaric nuclei. Based on the masses of more than 2400 nuclei with $A=9-270$, we investigate the model dependence in the extraction of symmetry energy coefficient. We find that the extraction of the symmetry energy coefficients is strongly correlated with the forms of the Coulomb energy and the mass dependence of the symmetry energy coefficient adopted. The values of the extracted symmetry energy coefficients increase by about 2 MeV for heavy nuclei when the Coulomb correction term is involved. We obtain the bulk symmetry energy coefficient $S_0=28.26\\pm1.3$ MeV and the surface-to-volume ratio $\\kappa=1.26\\pm 0.25 $ MeV if assuming the mass dependence of symmetry energy coefficient $a_{\\rm sym}(A)=S_0(1-\\kappa/A^{1/3})$, and $S_0=32.80\\pm1.7$ MeV, $\\kappa=2.82\\pm0.57$ MeV when $a_{\\rm sym}(A)=S_0 (1+\\kappa/A^{1/3})^{-1}$ is adopted.
Perfetti, Christopher M [ORNL] [ORNL; Martin, William R [University of Michigan] [University of Michigan; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL] [ORNL; Williams, Mark L [ORNL] [ORNL
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study introduced three approaches for calculating the importance weighting function for Contributon and CLUTCH eigenvalue sensitivity coefficient calculations, and compared them in terms of accuracy and applicability. The necessary levels of mesh refinement and mesh convergence for obtaining accurate eigenvalue sensitivity coefficients were determined through two parametric studies, and the results of these studies suggest that a sufficiently-accurate mesh for calculating eigenvalue sensitivity coefficients can be obtained for the Contributon and CLUTCH methods with only a small increase in problem runtime.
Relationship of Viscosity, Surface Tensions, and Coefficient of Friction of Lubricating Oils
Carson, Earl
1914-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
, of Kansas University, for the many valuable suggestions received from them. Earl Carson. Lawrence, Kansas, April, 1914. 2 C O E T E I T T S Page Chapter I - Kinds of Friction 11 Chapter II - Theory of Lubrication " '21 Chapter III - Ileans... Tension, and the Coefficient of Friction of Lubricating Oils 145 O U T L I II E I. The Coefficient of Friction. A. Kinds of Friction. 1. llature of Friction. 2. Theories of Friction. 3. Coefficient of Friction. E. Theory of Lubrication. 1...
A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to target tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks
Naik, Naren
A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to target tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks Ashwin Yadav1 domains. One of the most fundamen- tal and widely used approaches to target tracking is the Kalman filter. In presence of unknown noise statistics there are difficulties in the Kalman filter yielding good results
ANALYTIC MODEL OF HARMONIC GENERATION IN THE LOW-GAIN FEL REGIME
Wurtele, Jonathan
ANALYTIC MODEL OF HARMONIC GENERATION IN THE LOW-GAIN FEL REGIME G. Penn, M. Reinsch, J.S. Wurtele , LBNL, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Abstract Harmonic generation using free electron lasers (FELs) requires with simulation results using the FEL code GENESIS, both for single stages of harmonic generation and for the LUX
Mode-locking via active gain modulation in quantum cascade lasers
Gkortsas, Vasileios-Marios
A mode-locking mechanism by active gain modulation is studied numerically and experimentally. The parameter window for the emission of stable pulse trains was found. Pulses as short as 3 ps (~0.5 pJ) were characterized by ...
Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive Multiplicative Gain Changes Are Induced by Excitation or
Columbia University
to play an important role in neural computations (for review, see Salinas and Thier, 2000). A particularly; Salinas and Abbott, 1995, 2001; Pouget and Sejnowski, 1997; Pouget and Snyder, 2000). Gain modulations (but, see Srinivasan and Bernard, 1976; Fox and Daw, 1992; Mel, 1993; Salinas and Abbott, 1996; Chance
GAIN-SCHEDULED PID FOR IMBALANCE COMPENSATION OF A MAGNETIC BEARING
Noll, Dominikus
GAIN-SCHEDULED PID FOR IMBALANCE COMPENSATION OF A MAGNETIC BEARING Laleh Hosseini@yahoo.fr, noll@mip.ups-tlse.fr Keywords: Scheduled controller for magnetic bearing, H optimal decentralized PID of a magnetic bearing device is addressed by parameter varying control. Within the structure of decen- tralized
An Active Gain-control System for Avalanche Photo-Diodes under Moderate Temperature Variations
J. Kataoka; R. Sato; T. Ikagawa; J. Kotoku; Y. Kuramoto; Y. Tsubuku; T. Saito; Y. Yatsu; N. Kawai; Y. Ishikawa; N. Kawabata
2006-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
Avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are promising light sensor for various fields of experimental physics. It has been argued, however, that variation of APD gain with temperature could be a serious problem preventing APDs from replacing traditional photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) in some applications. Here we develop an active gain-control system to keep the APD gain stable under moderate temperature variations. As a performance demonstration of the proposed system, we have tested the response of a scintillation photon detector consisting of a 5x5 mm^2 reverse-type APD optically coupled with a CsI(Tl) crystal. We show that the APD gain was successfully controlled under a temperature variation of DT = 20deg, within a time-cycle of 6000 sec. The best FWHM energy resolution of 6.1+-0.2 % was obtained for 662 keV gamma-rays, and the energy threshold was as low as 6.5 keV, by integrating data from +20deg - 0deg cycles. The corresponding values for -20deg - 0deg cycles were 6.9+-0.2 % and 5.2 keV, respectively. These results are comparable, or only slightly worse than that obtained at a fixed temperature. Our results suggest new potential uses for APDs in various space researches and nuclear physics. As examples, we briefly introduce the NeXT and Cute-1.7 satellite missions that will carry the APDs as scientific instruments for the first time.
Bandyopadhyay, Antar
1 Trade and plant level productivity gains: Role of Import Liberalisation, Technological Spillovers and Variety Growth in Indian Manufacturing Prachi Gupta & C. Veeramani September, 2014 Abstract How does trade plants for the period 1998-99 to 2007-08 this study examines the mechanisms through which trade impacts
Gain Improvement of Er-doped Amplifiers for the Feedback Filters
Song, Xiaomin
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
contrast between these two materials and the electro-optical properties of Ti: LiNbO3. Furthermore, waveguide gain is introduced through selective surface erbium (Er) doping which yields high quality loss-compensated or even amplifying waveguides without...
OPTIMUM MORPHOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE GAINS OF ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS Biswajit Ray and Muhammad A. Alam
Alam, Muhammad A.
OPTIMUM MORPHOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE GAINS OF ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS Biswajit Ray and Muhammad A. Alam geometry. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND Research in the area of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cell started higher recombination due to increased interfacial area. Thus even though BHJ solar cell has achieved
Drastic Productivity Gain for Large-Truck Operations with Automated Trailer Steering
Su, Xiao
] · A Solution Concept: Automated Trailer Steering · Elimination of Off-tracking (Vehicle Dynamics Only) Models & simulation with ad hoc steering angles [2007] LQR-RWA active control for high speeds [2007] CommandDrastic Productivity Gain for Large-Truck Operations with Automated Trailer Steering via Fuel
High Gain Observer for Backstepping Control of a MRI-guided Therapeutic Microrobot in Blood Vessels
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
-planned trajectory inherited from the model, with robustness concerns. This paper reports modeling and controlHigh Gain Observer for Backstepping Control of a MRI-guided Therapeutic Microrobot in Blood Vessels Laurent Arcese, Ali Cherry, Matthieu Fruchard, Antoine Ferreira Abstract-- This paper reports modeling
Brain Tissue Volume Changes Following Weight Gain in Adults with Anorexia Nervosa
Brain Tissue Volume Changes Following Weight Gain in Adults with Anorexia Nervosa Christina A Disord 2011; 44:406411) Introduction Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric ill- ness, MD3 ABSTRACT Objective: To measure brain volume deficits among underweight patients with anorexia
Category Theory in Ontology Research: Concrete Gain from an Abstract Approach
Hitzler, Pascal
with the challenge of integrating information from different distributed sources. In the first place, this requiresCategory Theory in Ontology Research: Concrete Gain from an Abstract Approach Markus Kr¨otzsch Pascal Hitzler Marc Ehrig York Sure Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany; {mak
Current gain in bipolar transistors with a field plate over the base surface
Anantharam, Venkat
the base surface and extending from the collector- base junction edge, on the current gain of vertical n-p. Abstract: Vertical n-p-n and lateral p-n-p transistor structures of an integrated circuit are studied using carriers into the base contact. This simulation study has also been adopted for the study of lateral p-n-p
Gain Improvement of Er-doped Amplifiers for the Feedback Filters
Song, Xiaomin
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
contrast between these two materials and the electro-optical properties of Ti: LiNbO3. Furthermore, waveguide gain is introduced through selective surface erbium (Er) doping which yields high quality loss-compensated or even amplifying waveguides without...
Comments on `Gain Scheduling Dynamic Linear Controllers for a Nonlinear and W.E. LEITHEAD
Duffy, Ken
Comments on `Gain Scheduling Dynamic Linear Controllers for a Nonlinear Plant' D.J.LEITH and W-scheduled controller should be chosen to satisfy a local linear equivalence condition. However, this provides of linear controllers. However, the dynamic behaviour of the resulting controller, being nonlinear, can
Gain dispersion in Visible Light Photon Counters as a function of counting rate
Bross, A.; /Fermilab; Buscher, V.; /Freiburg U.; Estrada, J.; /Fermilab; Ginther, G.; /Rochester U.; Molina, J.; /Rio de Janeiro State U.
2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present measurements of light signals using Visible Light Photon Counters (VLPC), that indicate an increase in gain dispersion as the counting rate increases. We show that this dispersion can be understood on the basis of a recent observation of localized field reduction in VLPCs at high input rates.
Discrete-time Lyapunov based small-gain theorem for parameterized interconnected ISS systems
Nesic, Dragan
Discrete-time Lyapunov based small-gain theorem for parameterized interconnected ISS systems Dina via the Lyapunov method. In particular, an ISS Lyapunov function for the overall system is constructed from the ISS Lyapunov functions of the two subsystems. We consider parameterized families of discrete
Roma "La Sapienza", Università di
of bipartite entanglement of the output field generated by the quantum injected high-gain optical parametric then generates on the output cloning mode C M N copies, or clones of the input qubit . Moreover, in the case of mode-nondegenerate QIOPA, the device simulta- neously generates M-N states on the output anticlon- ing
Mobile Agent Gain Scheduler Control in Inter-Continental Intelligent Space
Chow, Mo-Yuen
other to provide intelligent services to inhabitants [1, 3]. The mobile agents have sensors andMobile Agent Gain Scheduler Control in Inter-Continental Intelligent Space Rangsarit - Intelligent Space (iSpace) is a space (room, corridor, or street), which has distributed sensory and mobile
Co-op is an academic program that allows students to gain paid industry work experience
Wang, Hai
16 Co-op is an academic program that allows students to gain paid industry work experience before and practice, helps fine-tune career goals, and provides examples of industry structure and practices. Co.careers@usc.edu cooperative education (co-op) benefiTS · Agreatwaytoevaluateyourcareer options. · Earnacademiccreditandgetpaid
Co-op is an academic program that allows students to gain paid industry work experience
Rohs, Remo
16 Co-op is an academic program that allows students to gain paid industry work experience before and practice, helps fine-tune career goals, and provides examples of industry structure and practices. Co.careers@usc.edu COOPERATIVEEDUCATION(CO-OP) BENEFITS · Agreatwaytoevaluateyourcareer options. · Earnacademiccreditandgetpaid
An ultra-low voltage high gain operational transconductance amplifier for biomedical
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
An ultra-low voltage high gain operational transconductance amplifier for biomedical applications that work at ultra low voltage power supply. Moreover, low power dissipation is essential in these systems dissipation is also proposed in [5]. Differential pairs are commonly used as input stages, in an ultra-low
Hamann, Andreas
The Potential of Aspen Clonal Forestry in Alberta: Breeding Regions and Estimates of Genetic Gain Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc., Boyle, Alberta, Canada Abstract Background: Aspen naturally grows to enhance the productivity of aspen forests in Alberta. We further investigate geographic patterns
Sub-Poissonian shot noise of a high internal gain injection photon detector
Mohseni, Hooman
Jin,2 and Ilesanmi Adesida2 1 Bio-Inspired Sensors and Optoelectronics Laboratory, Dept. of Electrical.northwestern.edu Abstract: The noise performance of an infrared injection photon detector with very high internal gain was evaluated. The optical to electrical conversion factor and Fano factor were measured under increasing
THE CONCEPT OF ISOCHORIC CENTRAL SPARK IGNITION AND ITS FUEL GAIN IN INERTIAL FUSION
Boyer, Edmond
-1914, Rasht , Iran ( Islamic Republic of ) Corresponding author email: ghasemi@guilan.ac.ir ABSTRACT One for functioning a nuclear power plant that compression and ignition in it is done by laser beam is [1]: He fe el energy entering to the laser system, el is the transformation coefficient of entering electric energy
Mehra, Saahil
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Thermoelectrics are gaining significant amounts of attention considering their relevance today in the areas of sustainable energy generation and energy efficiency. In this thesis, the thermoelectric properties of bulk ...
Kerr, Bradley Gray
2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
of ISOTSEAL, an isothermal-flow, two-control-volume, bulk-flow rotordynamic analysis program. All rotordynamic coefficients are underpredicted. Direct stiffness is poorly predicted while cross-coupled stiffness and direct damping are predicted reasonably well...
Frequency [Hz] Transmission Coefficient Amplitude h=0.00001 m h ...
10. 0. 10. 1. 10. 2. 10. 3. 10. 4. 10. 5. 10. 6. 10. ?7. 10. ?6. 10. ?5. 10. ?4. 10. ?3. 10. ?2. 10. ?1. 10. 0. Frequency [Hz]. Transmission Coefficient Amplitude.
Ransom, David Lawrence
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Experiments to identify stiffness and damping force coefficients of a two bladed teeth-on-stator labyrinth seal and a gas damper seal, both of diverging clearance, are presented. Calibrated impact guns excite a housing holding the test seal...
Determination of digestibility coefficients of various feedstuffs for red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)
Gaylord, Thomas Gibson
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
, protein, lipid, and gross energy digestibility coefficients and apparent phosphorus availability of the following ingredients: select menhaden fishmeal, regular-quality menhaden fishmeal, poultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal, dehulled soybean meal...
Experimental evaluation of force coefficients of metal mesh hybrid pocket damper seal
Ahmad, Nauman
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Results. 54 54 55 55 VII LEAKAGE TEST. 57 Objective. Description of apparatus. Procedure Results. 57 . . . . . 57 58 58 VIII EVALUATION OF THE ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS. . . . . . . . 61 Objective. Methodology. . Attempt to resolve...
Balantrapu, Achuta Kishore Rama Krishna
2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Rotor-bearing system characteristics, such as natural frequencies, mode shapes, stiffness and damping coefficients, are essential to diagnose and correct vibration problems during system operation. Of the above characteristics, accurate...
Liew, Heng Lee Henry
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Inspired by the importance of having a favourable sheathing material for superconducting wires, a high-strength, low thermal coefficient (CTE) super-alloy has been developed. Known as Incoloy 908, this super-alloy's material ...
Logistic Models with Time-Dependent Coefficients and Some of Their Applications
Raquel M. Lopez; Benjamin R. Morin; Sergei K. Suslov
2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss explicit solutions of the logistic model with variable parameters. Classical data on the sunflower seeds growth are revisited as a simple application of the logistic model with periodic coefficients. Some applications to related biological systems are briefly reviewed.
Determination of digestibility coefficients of various feedstuffs for red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)
Gaylord, Thomas Gibson
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
, protein, lipid, and gross energy digestibility coefficients and apparent phosphorus availability of the following ingredients: select menhaden fishmeal, regular-quality menhaden fishmeal, poultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal, dehulled soybean meal...
Ransom, David Lawrence
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Experiments to identify stiffness and damping force coefficients of a two bladed teeth-on-stator labyrinth seal and a gas damper seal, both of diverging clearance, are presented. Calibrated impact guns excite a housing holding the test seal...
Gansle, Anthony Joseph
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Experimental results for the rotordynamic coefficients and leakage characteristics of helically grooved annular gas seals are presented. The effects of speed, inlet pressure, pressure ratio, clearance, fluid pre-rotation, and groove angle...
Effects of Charge on Osmotic Reflection Coefficients of Macromolecules in Fibrous Membranes
Bhalla, Gaurav
A model based on continuum hydrodynamics and electrostatics was developed to predict the combined effects of molecular charge and size on the osmotic reflection coefficient (?[subscript o]) of a macromolecule in a fibrous ...
Balantrapu, Achuta Kishore Rama Krishna
2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Rotor-bearing system characteristics, such as natural frequencies, mode shapes, stiffness and damping coefficients, are essential to diagnose and correct vibration problems during system operation. Of the above characteristics, accurate...
Tcaciuc, Alexandra Patricia
Recent studies have shown that membrane–water partition coefficients of organic chemicals can be used to predict bioaccumulation and type I narcosis toxicity more accurately than the traditional K[subscript OW]-based ...
Cao, Wenwu
Characterization of piezoelectric materials with large piezoelectric and electromechanical coupling characterization because their extraordinarily large piezoelectric coefficients and electromechanical coupling and provide some basic guidelines for properly characterizing piezoelectric materials with extremely high
Sediment-Water Partition Coefficients of Hydrophobic Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
Sediment-Water Partition Coefficients of Hydrophobic Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined in sediments from five of performance reference compounds (PRCs). Marked differ- ences in freely dissolved PAH and PCB concentrations
Roston, Gerald Paul
1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A COMPARISON OF LAGRANGIAN INERTIA COEFFICIENTS FOR ROBOT MANIPULATOR DYNAMICS TO EXAMINE REAL-TIME APPLICABILITY A Thesis by GERALD PAUL ROSTON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1985 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering A COMPARISON OF LAGRANGIAN INERTIA COEFFICIENTS FOR ROBOT MANIPULATOR DYiNAMICS TO EXAMINE REAL-TIME APPLICABILITY A Thesis by GERALD PAUL ROSTON...
Orejuela, Mauricio
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Carbon Dioxide. 5. Measured Diffusion Coefficients of Hexachlorobenzene in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. 6. Measured Diffusion Coefficients of Pentachlorophenol in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. 7. Carbon Dioxide Parameters as Determined by Empirical..., and for polyatomic solute and solvent molecules, A?was set to 0. 70. Erkey (1989) determined the translational-rotational coupling parameters for binary n-Alkane systems from measured diffusivity data at a wide range of densities. It was shown...
Burton, Bruce Lawrence
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
RADIOTRACER DETERMINATION OF ANION DIFFUSION COEFFICIENTS IN THE ELECTRONICALLY CONDUCTIVE POLYMER POLYPYRROLE A Thesis by BRUCE LAWRENCE BURTON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1987 Major Subject: Chemistry RADIOTRACER DETERMINATION OF ANION DIFFUSION COEFFICIENTS IN THE ELECTRONICALLY CONDUCTIVE POLYMER POLYPYRROLE A Thesis BRUCE LAWRENCE BURTON Approved as to style...
Gabriel S. Denicol; Xu-Guang Huang; Tomoi Koide; Dirk H. Rischke
2010-03-03T23:59:59.000Z
The transport coefficients of causal relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics are calculated both in a field-theoretical and a kinetic approach. We find that the results from the traditional kinetic calculation by Israel and Stewart are modified. The new expressions for the viscous transport coefficients agree with the results obtained in the field-theoretical approach when the contributions from pair creation and annihilation are neglected.
Rombado, Gabriel
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of a loose spline coupling in a high speed rotor is developed. The four dynamic spline coefficients identified are radial stiffness and damping, and angular stifi'ness and damping. The efi'ect oi' rotational speed, torque, misalignment, spline... response of the test rotor. An analytical prediction of the modal characteristics, which depends on the spline coefficients, is then fitted to the measured values using a least squares solution algorithm. The desired stiffness and damping values...
The discrete spectrum of Jacobi matrix related to recurrence relations with periodic coefficients
V. V. Borzov; E. V. Damaskinsky
2015-02-27T23:59:59.000Z
In this note we investigate the discrete spectrum of Jacobi matrix corresponding to polynomials defined by recurrence relations with periodic coefficients. As examples we consider a)the case when period $N$ of coefficients of recurrence relations equals three (as a particular case we consider "parametric" Chebyshev polynomials introduced by authors early); b)the elementary $N$-symmetrical Chebyshev polynomials ($N=3,4,5$), that was introduced by authors in the study of the "composite model of generalized oscillator".
Scharrer, Joseph Kirk
1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL RESULTS FOR ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS FOR LABYRINTH GAS SEALS A Thesis by JOSEPH KIRK SCHARRER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 19B5 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering A COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL RESULTS FOR ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS FOR LABYRINTH GAS SEALS A Thesis by JOSEPH KIRK SCHARRER Approved as to style...
Yarmukhamedov, R. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, 100214 Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z
The basic methods of the determination of asymptotic normalization coefficient for A+a?B of astrophysical interest are briefly presented. The results of the application of the specific asymptotic normalization coefficients derived within these methods for the extrapolation of the astrophysical S factors to experimentally inaccessible energy regions (E ? 25 keV) for the some specific radiative capture A(a,?)B reactions of the pp-chain and the CNO cycle are presented.
Nolan, Steven Anthony
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
AN EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL COMPARISON OF ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS FOR SAWTOOTH-PATTERN DAMPER SEALS A Thesis by STEVEN ANTHONY NOLAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AlkM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May &9BT Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering AN EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL COMPARISON OF ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS FOR SAWTOOTH-PATTERN DAMPER SEALS A Thesis by STEVEN ANTHONY NOLAN Approved as to style...
Effect of surfactant on evaporative heat transfer coefficients in vertical film forced convection
Shah, Basit Husain
1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
to the present design conditions in desalination evaporators. A commercial surfactant, procter and Gamble 'Joy ' (Ammon1um Lauryl Sulphate + Cl2-C)&-diethanoiamine, 3:1) was used in the present study. The evaporative coefficients were observed to increase... encountered in de- salinationn evaporators (36). The evaporative coeffici ents were determined under the above conditions for pure water as well as for solutions containing 15, 30, and 50 ppm of surfactant (Procter and Gamble 'Joy'). The feed to the boi...
Jorge L. deLyra
2015-05-04T23:59:59.000Z
The results presented in this paper are refinements of some results presented in a previous paper. Three such refined results are presented. The first one relaxes one of the basic hypotheses assumed in the previous paper, and thus extends the results obtained there to a wider class of real functions. The other two relate to a closer examination of the issue of the representability of real functions by their Fourier coefficients. As was shown in the previous paper, in many cases one can recover the real function from its Fourier coefficients even if the corresponding Fourier series diverges almost everywhere. In such cases we say that the real function is still representable by its Fourier coefficients. Here we establish a very weak condition on the Fourier coefficients that ensures the representability of the function by those coefficients. In addition to this, we show that any real function that is absolutely integrable can be recovered almost everywhere from, and hence is representable by, its Fourier coefficients, regardless of whether or not its Fourier series converges. Interestingly, this also provides proof for a conjecture proposed in the previous paper.
Sharma, Rohit [Satyam Institute of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar 143107 (India)] [Satyam Institute of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar 143107 (India); Singh, Kuldip [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India)] [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005 (India)
2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
In the present work, two cases of thermal plasma have been considered; the ground state plasma in which all the atoms and ions are assumed to be in the ground state and the excited state plasma in which atoms and ions are distributed over various possible excited states. The variation of Z?, frozen isentropic coefficient and the isentropic coefficient with degree of ionization and non-equilibrium parameter ?(= T{sub e}/T{sub h}) has been investigated for the ground and excited state helium and argon plasmas at pressures 1?atm, 10?atm, and 100?atm in the temperature range from 6000?K to 60?000?K. For a given value of non-equilibrium parameter, the relationship of Z? with degree of ionization does not show any dependence on electronically excited states in helium plasma whereas in case of argon plasma this dependence is not appreciable till degree of ionization approaches 2. The minima of frozen isentropic coefficient shifts toward lower temperature with increase of non-equilibrium parameter for both the helium and argon plasmas. The lowering of non-equilibrium parameter decreases the frozen isentropic coefficient more emphatically in helium plasma at high pressures in comparison to argon plasma. The increase of pressure slightly reduces the ionization range over which isentropic coefficient almost remains constant and it does not affect appreciably the dependence of isentropic coefficient on non-equilibrium parameter.
Cunningham, David
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
IBUPROFEN ADMINSTERED PRE- OR POST- SIMULATED RESISTANCE EXERCISE TRAINING DOES NOT DIMINISH GAINS IN BONE FORMATION OR BONE MASS A Thesis by DAVID ARTHUR CUNNINGHAM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... Training Does Not Diminish Gains in Bone Formation or Bone Mass Copyright 2011 David Arthur Cunningham IBUPROFEN ADMINISTERED PRE- OR POST- SIMULATED RESISTANCE EXERCISE TRAINING DOES NOT DIMINSH GAINS IN BONE FORMATION OR BONE MASS A Thesis...
Rahtika, I Putu Gede Sopan
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis is a report on the research and Micrographics. development to design a test rig for the identification of the dynamic coefficients of a radial magnetic bearing. The test rig development is intended for dynamic coefficient observation...
Boyer, Edmond
Infrared Thermography applied to measurement of Heat transfer coefficient of water in a pipe heated. It has been applied to measure heat transfer coefficients of water flowing in a round tube and in a multiport-flat tube. Models were developed to deduce heat transfer coefficient from wall temperature
Reducing Thermal Losses and Gains With Buried and Encapsulated Ducts in Hot-Humid Climates
Shapiro, C.; Magee, A.; Zoeller, W.
2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) monitored three houses in Jacksonville, FL, to investigate the effectiveness of encapsulated and encapsulated/buried ducts in reducing thermal losses and gains from ductwork in unconditioned attics. Burying ductwork beneath loose-fill insulation has been identified as an effective method of reducing thermal losses and gains from ductwork in dry climates, but it is not applicable in humid climates where condensation may occur on the outside of the duct jacket. By encapsulating the ductwork in closed cell polyurethane foam (ccSPF) before burial beneath loose-fill mineral fiber insulation, the condensation potential may be reduced while increasing the R-value of the ductwork.
Robust random number generation using steady-state emission of gain-switched laser diodes
Z. L. Yuan; M. Lucamarini; J. F. Dynes; B. Frohlich; A. Plews; A. J. Shields
2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z
We demonstrate robust, high-speed random number generation using interference of the steady-state emission of guaranteed random phases, obtained through gain-switching a semiconductor laser diode. Steady-state emission tolerates large temporal pulse misalignments and therefore significantly improves the interference quality. Using an 8-bit digitizer followed by a finite-impulse response unbiasing algorithm, we achieve random number generation rates of 8 and 20 Gb/s, for laser repetition rates of 1 and 2.5 GHz, respectively, with a +/-20% tolerance in the interferometer differential delay. We also report a generation rate of 80 Gb/s using partially phase-correlated short pulses. In relation to the field of quantum key distribution, our results confirm the gain-switched laser diode as a suitable light source, capable of providing phase-randomized coherent pulses at a clock rate of up to 2.5 GHz.
Theory of high gain cavity-enhanced spontaneous parametric down-conversion
Joanna A. Zieli?ska; Morgan W. Mitchell
2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z
We compute the output of multimode cavity-enhanced spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC) for sub-threshold, but otherwise arbitrary, gain. We find analytic Bogoliubov transformations that allow us to calculate arbitrary field correlation functions, including the second-order intensity correlation function $G^{(2)}(T)$. The results show evidence of increased coherence due to stimulated SPDC. We extend an earlier model [Lu and Ou, Phys. Rev. A, 62, 033804 (2000)] to arbitrary gain and finesse, and show the extension gives accurate results in most scenarios. The results will allow simple, analytic description of cavity-based nonclassical light sources for quantum networking, quantum-enhanced sensing of atoms and generation of highly non-classical field states
Observation of transient gain without population inversion in a laser-cooled rubidium lambda system
S. R. de Echaniz; Andrew D. Greentree; A. V. Durrant; D. M. Segal; J. P. Marangos; J. A. Vaccaro
2001-05-17T23:59:59.000Z
We have observed clear Rabi oscillations of a weak probe in a strongly driven three-level lambda system in laser-cooled rubidium for the first time. When the coupling field is non-adiabatically switched on using a Pockels cell, transient probe gain without population inversion is obtained in the presence of uncoupled absorptions. Our results are supported by three-state computations.
High current gain InGaN=GaN HBTs with C operating temperature
Asbeck, Peter M.
with an $20 nm low-temperature (Tg ¼ 550 C) GaN buffer layer on a (0001) sapphire substrate. The layer 1018 cmÀ3 Buffer GaN 2.5 mm Substrate Sapphire HBT device processing began by depositing a 100 nmHigh current gain InGaN=GaN HBTs with 300 C operating temperature D.M. Keogh, P.M. Asbeck, T. Chung
Relationship of the serum protein-bound iodine to rates of gain in beef cattle
Stokes, David Kershaw
1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
HERITABILITY AND REPEATABILITY OF THE SERUM PROTEIN- BOUND IODINE IN IMMATURE BEEF CATTLE...................... 13 THE METHOD OF MEASUREMENT OF SERUM PROTEIN- BOUND IODINE............................................ 13 REPEATABILITY OF THE SERUM PBI LEVEL.................... 17 ESTIMATES OF HE RIT ABILITY OF THE SERUM PBI LEVEL IN IMMATURE BEEF CATTLE......................... 23 RELATIONSHIP OF THE SERUM PROTEIN-BOUND IODINE LEVELS TO RATES OF GAIN IN IMMATURE BEEF CATTLE......... 31 PROCEDURE...
Stocking rate and weight gain with three forages utilized in sequence
Garcia Jurado, Andres
1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
) (Member) August 1977 ABSTRACT STOCKING RATE AND WEIGHT GAIN WITH THREE FORAGES UTILIZED IN SEQUENCE (August 1977) Andres Garcia, Ing. Zoot. Univ. Aut. de Chihuahua (Mexico) Chairman of Advisory Committee g T. CD Cartwright Twenty seven steers were... and the pas- ture areas were not as large as would have been desired. This was the first grazing trial conducted at this center on the recently deforested land and somewhat newly estab- lished pastures. There was an immediate need to generate some animal...
Measuring solar reflectance - Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain
Levinson, Ronnen; Akbari, Hashem; Berdahl, Paul [Heat Island Group, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)
2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Solar reflectance can vary with the spectral and angular distributions of incident sunlight, which in turn depend on surface orientation, solar position and atmospheric conditions. A widely used solar reflectance metric based on the ASTM Standard E891 beam-normal solar spectral irradiance underestimates the solar heat gain of a spectrally selective ''cool colored'' surface because this irradiance contains a greater fraction of near-infrared light than typically found in ordinary (unconcentrated) global sunlight. At mainland US latitudes, this metric R{sub E891BN} can underestimate the annual peak solar heat gain of a typical roof or pavement (slope {<=} 5:12 [23 ]) by as much as 89 W m{sup -2}, and underestimate its peak surface temperature by up to 5 K. Using R{sub E891BN} to characterize roofs in a building energy simulation can exaggerate the economic value N of annual cool roof net energy savings by as much as 23%. We define clear sky air mass one global horizontal (''AM1GH'') solar reflectance R{sub g,0}, a simple and easily measured property that more accurately predicts solar heat gain. R{sub g,0} predicts the annual peak solar heat gain of a roof or pavement to within 2 W m{sup -2}, and overestimates N by no more than 3%. R{sub g,0} is well suited to rating the solar reflectances of roofs, pavements and walls. We show in Part II that R{sub g,0} can be easily and accurately measured with a pyranometer, a solar spectrophotometer or version 6 of the Solar Spectrum Reflectometer. (author)
Measuring solar reflectance Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain
Levinson, Ronnen; Akbari, Hashem; Berdahl, Paul
2010-05-14T23:59:59.000Z
Solar reflectance can vary with the spectral and angular distributions of incident sunlight, which in turn depend on surface orientation, solar position and atmospheric conditions. A widely used solar reflectance metric based on the ASTM Standard E891 beam-normal solar spectral irradiance underestimates the solar heat gain of a spectrally selective 'cool colored' surface because this irradiance contains a greater fraction of near-infrared light than typically found in ordinary (unconcentrated) global sunlight. At mainland U.S. latitudes, this metric RE891BN can underestimate the annual peak solar heat gain of a typical roof or pavement (slope {le} 5:12 [23{sup o}]) by as much as 89 W m{sup -2}, and underestimate its peak surface temperature by up to 5 K. Using R{sub E891BN} to characterize roofs in a building energy simulation can exaggerate the economic value N of annual cool-roof net energy savings by as much as 23%. We define clear-sky air mass one global horizontal ('AM1GH') solar reflectance R{sub g,0}, a simple and easily measured property that more accurately predicts solar heat gain. R{sub g,0} predicts the annual peak solar heat gain of a roof or pavement to within 2 W m{sup -2}, and overestimates N by no more than 3%. R{sub g,0} is well suited to rating the solar reflectances of roofs, pavements and walls. We show in Part II that R{sub g,0} can be easily and accurately measured with a pyranometer, a solar spectrophotometer or version 6 of the Solar Spectrum Reflectometer.
Jafarinia, F.; Jafari, S. [Department of Physics, University of Guilan, Rasht 41335-1914 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mehdian, H. [Department of Physics and Institute for Plasma Research, Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran 15614 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
A free-electron laser (FEL) scheme, which employs the whistler wave as a slow electromagnetic wave wiggler, was studied theoretically. Subjected to the transverse fields of whistler wave wiggler, the beam electrons are the source of the energy needed to produce electromagnetic radiation. The strength and the period of the wiggler field depend on the parameters of the magnetoplasma medium. This configuration has a higher tunability by controlling the plasma density, on top of the {gamma}-tunability of the conventional FELs. The theory of linear gain and electron trajectories was presented and four groups (I, II, III, and IV) of electron orbits were found in the presence of an axial guide magnetic field. Using perturbation analysis, it is found that these groups of orbits were stable except small regions of group I and IV orbits. The function {Phi} which determines the rate of change of axial velocity with beam energy was also derived. In the case in which {Phi}<0 represents a negative-mass regime in which the axial velocity accelerates as the electrons lose energy. Numerical solutions showed that by increasing the cyclotron frequency, the gain for group I and III orbits increased, while a gain decrement was obtained for group II and IV orbits.
Pinned modes in two-dimensional lossy lattices with local gain and nonlinearity
Ding, Edwin; Chow, K W; Malomed, Boris A
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a system with one or two amplified nonlinear sites ("hot spots", HSs) embedded into a two-dimensional linear lossy lattice. The system describes an array of evanescently coupled optical or plasmonic waveguides, with gain applied at selected HS cores. The subject of the analysis is discrete solitons pinned to the HSs. The shape of the localized modes is found in quasi-analytical and numerical forms, using a truncated lattice for the analytical consideration. Stability eigenvalues are computed numerically, and the results are supplemented by direct numerical simulations. In the case of self-focusing nonlinearity, the modes pinned to a single HS are stable or unstable when the nonlinearity includes the cubic loss or gain, respectively. If the nonlinearity is self-defocusing, the unsaturated cubic gain acting at the HS supports stable modes in a small parametric area, while weak cubic loss gives rise to a bistability of the discrete solitons. Symmetric and antisymmetric modes pinned to a symmetric se...
Nonlinear localized modes in PT-symmetric optical media with competing gain and loss
Midya, Bikashkali, E-mail: bikash.midya@gmail.com [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108 (India)] [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108 (India); Roychoudhury, Rajkumar, E-mail: rroychoudhury123@gmail.com [Advanced Center for Nonlinear and Complex Phenomena, Kolkata 700075 (India)] [Advanced Center for Nonlinear and Complex Phenomena, Kolkata 700075 (India)
2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
The existence and stability of the nonlinear spatial localized modes are investigated in parity-time symmetric optical media characterized by a generic complex hyperbolic refractive index distribution with competing gain and loss profile. The exact analytical expression of the localized modes are found for all values of the competing parameter and in the presence of both the self-focusing and self-defocusing Kerr nonlinearity. The effects of competing gain/loss profile on the stability structure of these localized modes are discussed with the help of linear stability analysis followed by the direct numerical simulation of the governing equation. The spatial localized modes in two-dimensional geometry as well as the transverse power-flow density associated with these localized modes are also examined. -- Highlights: • Existence of localized modes is investigated in PT-symmetric complex potentials. • Exact analytical expression of the localized modes is obtained. • Effect of gain/loss profile on the stability of these localized modes is discussed. • Localized modes in 2D and associated transverse power-flow density are also examined.
Schirmacher, Walter
Inelastic neutron and low-frequency Raman scattering in a niobium-phosphate glass for Raman gain: Raman scattering; Neutron scattering; Raman gain; Boson peak We present measurements of the vibrational, extracted from specific-heat or neutron scattering measurements [7,8]. Only very recently two of the present
Jerby, Eli
model. Practical implementations of gain and phase control in CRM devices are discussed. DOI: 10 varying the phase delay. Phase control in high-power CRM amplifiers is essential for radiation beam-steering received 6 December 2001; published 28 February 2002 The control of gain and phase delay in a cyclotron
Realising high-current gain p-n-p transistors using a novel surface accumulation layer transistor
Kumar, M. Jagadesh
of minority carrier transit time caused by the presence of the high-low junction[7]. While high gain lateral p-n-pRealising high-current gain p-n-p transistors using a novel surface accumulation layer transistor (SALTran) concept M. Jagadesh Kumar and V. Parihar Abstract: The authors report a new p-n-p surface
Dai, Huaiyu
On the Duality between Outage Capacity and Multiuser Scheduling Gain for MIMO Systems on individual link outage capacity and multiuser scheduling gain for MIMO systems are quantified, which admits fading, while significantly limits the channel outage capacity as expected, actually enhances
Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"
diversity system to maximize the cooperative diversity energy gain in a ra- dio cell. The optimization in the matching algorithm, high cooperative diversity energy gain with moderate overhead is possible. In mobile2530 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 6, NO. 7, JULY 2007 Maximizing Cooperative
Recursion relations for generalized Fresnel coefficients: Casimir force in a planar cavity
Marin-Slobodan Tomas
2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z
We emphasize and demonstrate that, besides using the usual recursion relations involving successive layers, generalized Fresnel coefficients of a multilayer can equivalently be calculated using the recursion relations involving stacks of layers, as introduced some time ago [M. S. Tomas, Phys. Rev. A 51, 2545 (1995)]. Moreover, since the definition of the generalized Fresnel coefficients employed does not imply properties of the stacks, these nonstandard recursion relations can be used to calculate Fresnel coefficients not only for local systems but also for a general multilayer consisting of various types (local, nonlocal, inhomogeneous etc.) of layers. Their utility is illustrated by deriving a few simple algorithms for calculating the reflectivity of a Bragg mirror and extending the formula for the Casimir force in a planar cavity to arbitrary media.
A Simple Method for Finding the Scattering Coefficients of Quantum Graphs
Seth S. Cottrell
2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum walks are roughly analogous to classical random walks, and like classical walks they have been used to find new (quantum) algorithms. When studying the behavior of large graphs or combinations of graphs it is useful to find the response of a subgraph to signals of different frequencies. In so doing we can replace an entire subgraph with a single vertex with frequency dependent scattering coefficients. In this paper a simple technique for quickly finding the scattering coefficients of any quantum graph will be presented. These scattering coefficients can be expressed entirely in terms of the characteristic polynomial of the graph's time step operator. Moreover, with these in hand we can easily derive the "impulse response" which is the key to predicting the response of a graph to any signal. This gives us a powerful set of tools for rapidly understanding the behavior of graphs or for reducing a large graph into its constituent subgraphs regardless of how they are connected.
Drag coefficient for the air-sea exchange in hurricane conditions
Golbraikh, E
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The physical model is proposed for prediction of the non-monotonic drag coefficient variation with the neutral stability 10-m wind speed, U10. The model is based upon measurements of the foam coverage fraction and characteristic size of foam bubbles with U10, and on the drag coefficient approximation by the linearly weighted averaging over alternating foam-free and foam-covered portions of the ocean surface. The obtained drag coefficient is in fair agreement with that obtained by field measurements of the vertical variation of mean wind speed in Powell et al. (Nature, 2003) which discover reduction of the sea-surface drag with U10 rising to hurricane conditions.
Belova, Irina [University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia; Kulkarni, Nagraj S [ORNL; Sohn, Yong Ho [University of Central Florida; Murch, Prof. Graeme [University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, a new development of the classic Onsager phenomenological formalism is derived using relations based on linear response theory. The development concerns the correct description of the fluxes of the atomic isotopes. The resulting expressions in the laboratory frame are surprisingly simple and consist of terms coming from the standard interdiffusion expressions and from Fick s first law where the tracer diffusion coefficient is involved thus providing a better understanding of the relationship between the two approaches - Fick s first law and the Onsager phenomenological formalism. From an experimental application perspective, the new development is applied to the binary alloy case. The formalism provides the means to obtain the interdiffusion coefficient and tracer diffusion coefficients simultaneously from analysis of the interdiffusion concentration profiles in a single experiment.
Free cooling and high-energy tails of granular gases with variable restitution coefficient
Ricardo J. Alonso; Bertrand Lods
2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z
We prove the so-called generalized Haff's law yielding the optimal algebraic cooling rate of the temperature of a granular gas described by the homogeneous Boltzmann equation for inelastic interactions with non constant restitution coefficient. Our analysis is carried through a careful study of the infinite system of moments of the solution to the Boltzmann equation for granular gases and precise Lp estimates in the selfsimilar variables. In the process, we generalize several results on the Boltzmann collision operator obtained recently for homogeneous granular gases with constant restitution coefficient to a broader class of physical restitution coefficients that depend on the collision impact velocity. This generalization leads to the so-called L1-exponential tails theorem. for this model.
EMPIRICAL DETERMINATION OF EINSTEIN A-COEFFICIENT RATIOS OF BRIGHT [Fe II] LINES
Giannini, T.; Antoniucci, S.; Nisini, B.; Lorenzetti, D. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Via Frascati 33, I-00040 Monte Porzio Catone (Italy); Alcalá, J. M. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Via Moiariello 16, I-80131 Napoli (Italy); Bacciotti, F.; Podio, L. [INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Largo E. Fermi 5, I-50125 Firenze (Italy); Bonito, R.; Stelzer, B., E-mail: teresa.giannini@oa-roma.inaf.it [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Piazza del Parlamento 1, I-90134 Palermo (Italy)
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Einstein spontaneous rates (A-coefficients) of Fe{sup +} lines have been computed by several authors with results that differ from each other by up to 40%. Consequently, models for line emissivities suffer from uncertainties that in turn affect the determination of the physical conditions at the base of line excitation. We provide an empirical determination of the A-coefficient ratios of bright [Fe II] lines that would represent both a valid benchmark for theoretical computations and a reference for the physical interpretation of the observed lines. With the ESO-Very Large Telescope X-shooter instrument between 3000 Å and 24700 Å, we obtained a spectrum of the bright Herbig-Haro object HH 1. We detect around 100 [Fe II] lines, some of which with a signal-to-noise ratios ?100. Among these latter lines, we selected those emitted by the same level, whose dereddened intensity ratios are direct functions of the Einstein A-coefficient ratios. From the same X-shooter spectrum, we got an accurate estimate of the extinction toward HH 1 through intensity ratios of atomic species, H I recombination lines and H{sub 2} ro-vibrational transitions. We provide seven reliable A-coefficient ratios between bright [Fe II] lines, which are compared with the literature determinations. In particular, the A-coefficient ratios involving the brightest near-infrared lines (?12570/?16440 and ?13209/?16440) are in better agreement with the predictions by the Quinet et al. relativistic Hartree-Fock model. However, none of the theoretical models predict A-coefficient ratios in agreement with all of our determinations. We also show that literature data of near-infrared intensity ratios better agree with our determinations than with theoretical expectations.
Observed drag coefficients in high winds in the near offshore of the South China Sea
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Bi, Xueyan; Liu, Yangan; Gao, Zhiqiu; Liu, Feng; Song, Qingtao; Huang, Jian; Huang, Huijun; Mao, Weikang; Liu, Chunxia
2015-07-14T23:59:59.000Z
This paper investigates the relationships between friction velocity, 10 m drag coefficient, and 10 m wind speed using data collected at two offshore observation towers (one over the sea and the other on an island) from seven typhoon episodes in the South China Sea from 2008 to 2014. The two towers were placed in areas with different water depths along a shore-normal line. The depth of water at the tower over the sea averages about 15 m, and the depth of water near the island is about 10 m. The observed maximum 10 min average wind speed at a heightmore »of 10 m is about 32 m s?¹. Momentum fluxes derived from three methods (eddy covariance, inertial dissipation, and flux profile) are compared. The momentum fluxes derived from the flux profile method are larger (smaller) over the sea (on the island) than those from the other two methods. The relationship between the 10 m drag coefficient and the 10 m wind speed is examined by use of the data obtained by the eddy covariance method. The drag coefficient first decreases with increasing 10 m wind speed when the wind speeds are 5–10 m s?¹, then increases and reaches a peak value of 0.002 around a wind speed of 18 m s?¹. The drag coefficient decreases with increasing 10 m wind speed when 10 m wind speeds are 18–27 m s?¹. A comparison of the measurements from the two towers shows that the 10 m drag coefficient from the tower in 10 m water depth is about 40% larger than that from the tower in 15 m water depth when the 10 m wind speed is less than 10 m s?¹. Above this, the difference in the 10 m drag coefficients of the two towers disappears.« less
A closed formula for the barrier transmission coefficient in quaternionic quantum mechanics
De Leo, Stefano; Leonardi, Vinicius; Pereira, Kenia [Department of Applied Mathematics, State University of Campinas, SP 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil); Ducati, Gisele [CMCC, Federal University of ABC, SP 09210-170, Santo Andre (Brazil)
2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we analyze, by using a matrix approach, the dynamics of a nonrelativistic particle in presence of a quaternionic potential barrier. The matrix method used to solve the quaternionic Schroedinger equation allows us to obtain a closed formula for the transmission coefficient. Up to now, in quaternionic quantum mechanics, almost every discussion on the dynamics of nonrelativistic particle was motivated by or evolved from numerical studies. A closed formula for the transmission coefficient stimulates an analysis of qualitative differences between complex and quaternionic quantum mechanics and by using the stationary phase method, gives the possibility to discuss transmission times.
Gibson, LaTosha M.; Gopalan, Balaji; Pisupati, Sarma V.; Shadle, Lawrence J.
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
New robust Lagrangian computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models are powerful tools that can be used to study the behavior of a diverse population of coal particle sizes, densities, and mineral compositions in entrained gasifiers. By using this approach, the responses of the particles impacting the wall were characterized over a range of velocities (1 to 8 m/s) and incident angles (90 to 20°). Within CFD models, the kinematic coefficient of restitution is the boundary condition defining the particle wall behavior. Four surfaces were studied to simulate the physical conditions of different entrained-flow gasification particle–surface collision scenarios: 1) a flat metal plate 2) a low viscosity silicon adhesive, 3) a high viscosity silicon adhesive, and 4) adhered particles on a flat metal plate with Young's modulus of elasticity ranging from 0.9 to 190 GPa. Entrained flow and drop experiments were conducted with granular coke particles, polyethylene beads and polystyrene pellets. The particle normal and tangential coefficients of restitution were measured using high speed imaging and particle tracking. The measured coefficients of restitution were observed to have a strong dependence on the rebound angles for most of the data. Suitable algebraic expressions for the normal and the tangential component of the coefficient of restitution were developed based upon ANOVA analysis. These expressions quantify the effect of normalized Young's modulus, particle equancy, and relative velocity on the coefficient of restitution. The coefficient of restitution did not have a strong dependence on the particle velocity over the range considered as long as the velocity was above the critical velocity. However, strong correlations were found between the degree of equancy of the particles and the mean coefficient of restitution such that the coefficient of restitution decreased for smaller particle equancies. It was concluded that the degree of equancy and the normalized Young's modulus should be considered in applications such as gasification and other cases involving the impact of non-spherical particles and complex surfaces. Sliding was observed when particles impacted on oblique surfaces; however, the resulting effects were within the range of measurement uncertainties.
Extraction of absorption coefficients from GaN nanowires grown on opaque substrates
Jayaprakash, Rahul; Germanis, Savvas; Androulidaki, Maria; Tsagaraki, Katerina; Georgakilas, Alexandros; Pelekanos, Nikos T
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We demonstrate a new method to measure absorption coefficients in any family of nanowires, provided they are grown on a substrate having considerable difference in permittivity with the nanowire-air matrix. In the case of high crystal quality, strain-free GaN nanowires, grown on Si (111) substrates with a density of ~1010 cm-2, the extracted absorption coefficients do not exhibit any enhancement compared to bulk GaN values, unlike relevant claims in the literature. This may be attributed to the relatively small diameters, short heights, and high densities of our nanowire arrays.
Choi, Sang Kyu
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
coefficients of labyrinth seals as well as those of bearings using the synchronous response of the system. Imbalance responses of three different long rigid rotor models are investigated and the insensitivity function is implemented to find optimal condition.... 3 Equations of motion 3. 1. 4 Seal forces 3. 1. 5 Bearing forces 3. 1. 6 Imbalace forces 3. 1. 7 Final equations of motion 3. 1. 8 Identification of rotor-bearing parameters 3. 1. 9 Identification of seal force coefficients 3. 1. 10 Solution...
Metastable Changes to the Temperature Coefficients of Thin-Film Photovoltaic Modules
Deceglie, M. G.; Silverman, T. J.; Marion, B.; Kurtz, S. R.
2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Transient changes in the performance of thin-film modules with light exposure are a well-known and widely reported phenomenon. These changes are often the result of reversible metastabilities rather than irreversible changes. Here we consider how these metastable changes affect the temperature dependence of photovoltaic performance. We find that in CIGS modules exhibiting a metastable increase in performance with light exposure, the light exposure also induces an increase in the magnitude of the temperature coefficient. It is important to understand such changes when characterizing temperature coefficients and when analyzing the outdoor performance of newly installed modules.
Possible energy gain for a plasma-liner-driven magneto-inertial fusion concept
Knapp, C. E.; Kirkpatrick, R. C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
A one-dimensional parameter study of a Magneto-Inertial Fusion (MIF) concept indicates that significant gain may be achievable. This concept uses a dynamically formed plasma shell with inwardly directed momentum to drive a magnetized fuel to ignition, which in turn partially burns an intermediate layer of unmagnetized fuel. The concept is referred to as Plasma Jet MIF or PJMIF. The results of an adaptive mesh refinement Eulerian code (Crestone) are compared to those of a Lagrangian code (LASNEX). These are the first published results using the Crestone and LASNEX codes on the PJMIF concept.
Frequency dependence of mass flow gain factor and cavitation compliance of cavitating inducers
Otsuka, S.; Tsujimoto, Yoshinobu [Osaka Univ. (Japan); Kamijo, Kenjiro [National Aerospace Lab., Kakuda, Miyagi (Japan). Kakuda Research Center; Furuya, O. [AMP Technologies, Osaka (Japan)
1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Unsteady cavitation characteristics are analyzed based on a closed cavity model in which the length of the cavity is allowed to oscillate. It is shown that the present model blends smoothly into quasisteady calculations in the low frequency limit, unlike fixed cavity length models. Effects of incidence angle and cavitation number on cavitation compliance and mass flow gain factor are shown as functions of reduce frequency. The cavity volume is evaluated by three methods and the results were used to confirm the accuracy and adequacy of the numerical calculation. By comparison with experimental data on inducers, it was shown that the present model can simulate the characteristics of unsteady cavitation qualitatively.
Method and system for modulation of gain suppression in high average power laser systems
Bayramian, Andrew James (Manteca, CA)
2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z
A high average power laser system with modulated gain suppression includes an input aperture associated with a first laser beam extraction path and an output aperture associated with the first laser beam extraction path. The system also includes a pinhole creation laser having an optical output directed along a pinhole creation path and an absorbing material positioned along both the first laser beam extraction path and the pinhole creation path. The system further includes a mechanism operable to translate the absorbing material in a direction crossing the first laser beam extraction laser path and a controller operable to modulate the second laser beam.
Are there Gains from Pooling Real-Time Oil Price Forecasts?
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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:5 TablesExports(Journal Article)41cloth Documentation DataDepartment of EnergyOn-Farm BiofuelinAnalysisCycle 31OCT97April2ArchivesAre there Gains from
Productive Energy of Some Feeds and Foods as Measured by Gains of Energy by Growing Chickens.
Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach); Carlyle, E. C. (Elmer Cardinal)
1942-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
STATION A B. CONNER, DIRECTOR, College Station, Texas BULLETIN NO. 625 DECEMBER 1942 PRODUCTIVE ENERGY OF SOME FEEDS AND FOODS AS MEASURED BY GAINS OF ENERGY BY GROWING CHICKENS G. S. FRAPS AND E. C. CARLYLE Division of Chemistry -* LIBRA RY... Aflculfural&~eetv~! ~~i\\~~~~~~~ - 601i~p7 ~faf>~ T kJ;:~: AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF' TEXAS T. 0. WALTON, President B-28-1242-6M-L180 - IC- - [Blank Page in Original Bulletin] The value of 62 feeds and foods for furnishing energy for growing...
The Use of Electricity in Industry and Energy Saving - The Gamma Co-Efficient
Wolf, R.; Froehlich, R.
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of simple factors : the gamma factor. It is, when using energy, the number of thermies which are replaced by one kWh. Gamma is not a factor for measuring the oil saving but the using efficiency. For measuring the oil saving, the author uses 'the net gain...
Shyy, Wei
National Poverty Center Working Paper Series #05-2 March 2005 The GINI Coefficient and Segregation at Dallas This paper is available online at the National Poverty Center Working Paper Series index at: http of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Poverty Center or any sponsoring agency
Specular Highlight Detection Based on the Fresnel Reflection Coefficient Elli Angelopoulou
Angelopoulou, Elli
Specular Highlight Detection Based on the Fresnel Reflection Coefficient Elli Angelopoulou a new, physics-based specularity detection method, which de- pends on the Fresnel term of the specular to the Fresnel term at various wave- lengths. We then use mean-shift analysis to segment the im- age based
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10. 0. 10. 1. 10. 2. 10. 3. 10. 4. 10. 5. 10. 6. 0.1. 0.2. 0.3. 0.4. 0.5. 0.6. 0.7. 0.8. 0.9. 1. Frequency [Hz]. Transmission Coefficient Amplitude. Thin layer. Nakagawa ...
Automatic detection of atrial fibrillation using the coefficient of variation and
Glass, Leon
f Automatic detection of atrial fibrillation using the coefficient of variation and density, Quebec, Canada \\ Abstract--The paper describes a method for the automatic detection of atria, as P-waves are difficult to determine automatically, and irregular baseline activity of the ECG
Asymptotic symmetries at null infinity and local conformal properties of spin coefficients
Glenn Barnich; Pierre-Henry Lambert
2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the symmetry algebra of asymptotically flat four dimensional spacetimes at null infinity in the sense of Newman and Unti is isomorphic to the direct sum of the abelian algebra of infinitesimal conformal rescalings with bms4. We then work out the local conformal properties of the relevant Newman-Penrose coefficients, as well as the surface charges and their algebra.
Gladden, Josh
Determination of power-law attenuation coefficient and dispersion spectra in multi-wall carbon for a set of multi-wall carbon nanotube MWCNT -nylon composites from pure nylon to 20% MWCNT by weightKronig relations, the attenuation and dispersion data were found to be consistent with a power-law attenuation
Vicente Garzó
2013-03-18T23:59:59.000Z
The Navier-Stokes transport coefficients of a granular dense fluid of smooth inelastic hard disks or spheres are explicitly determined by solving the inelastic Enskog equation by means of Grad's moment method. The transport coefficients are explicitly determined as functions of the (constant) coefficient of restitution and the solid volume fraction. In addition, the cooling rate is also calculated to first order in the spatial gradients. The calculations are performed for an arbitrary number of dimensions. The results are not limited to small dissipation and are expected to apply at moderate densities. It is found that the expressions of the Navier-Stokes transport coefficients and the cooling rate agree with those previously obtained from the Chapman-Enskog method by using the leading terms in a Sonine polynomial expansion. This shows the equivalence between both methods for granular fluids in the Navier-Stokes approximation. A comparison with previous results derived from Grad's moment method for inelastic disks and spheres is also carried out.
T. S. Biro; E. Molnar
2012-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
We derive equations for fluid dynamics from a non-extensive Boltzmann transport equation consistent with Tsallis' non-extensive entropy formula. We evaluate transport coefficients employing the relaxation time approximation and investigate non-extensive effects in leading order dissipative phenomena at relativistic energies, like heat conductivity, shear and bulk viscosity.
Internal conversion coefficients in (134)Cs, (137)Ba, and (139)La: A precise test of theory
Nica, N.; Hardy, John C.; Iacob, V. E.; Balonek, C.; Trzhaskovskaya, M. B.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recently we measured the ratio of K-shell internal conversion coefficients, alpha(K), for the 127.5-keV E3 transition in (134)Cs and the 661.7-keV M4 transition in (137)Ba. We here report a measurement of the 165.9-keV M1 transition in (139)La...
Multivariate $p$-adic formal congruences and integrality of Taylor coefficients of mirror maps
Christian Krattenthaler; Tanguy Rivoal
2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
We generalise Dwork's theory of $p$-adic formal congruences from the univariate to a multi-variate setting. We apply our results to prove integrality assertions on the Taylor coefficients of (multi-variable) mirror maps. More precisely, with $\\mathbf z=(z_1,z_2,...,z_d)$, we show that the Taylor coefficients of the multi-variable series $q(\\mathbf z)=z_i\\exp(G(\\mathbf z)/F(\\mathbf z))$ are integers, where $F(\\mathbf z)$ and $G(\\mathbf z)+\\log(z_i) F(\\mathbf z)$, $i=1,2,...,d$, are specific solutions of certain GKZ systems. This result implies the integrality of the Taylor coefficients of numerous families of multi-variable mirror maps of Calabi-Yau complete intersections in weighted projective spaces, as well as of many one-variable mirror maps in the "Tables of Calabi-Yau equations" [arXiv:math/0507430] of Almkvist, van Enckevort, van Straten and Zudilin. In particular, our results prove a conjecture of Batyrev and van Straten in [Comm. Math. Phys. 168 (1995), 493-533] on the integrality of the Taylor coefficients of canonical coordinates for a large family of such coordinates in several variables.
GRIGSBY KM
2011-04-07T23:59:59.000Z
This report presents the atmospheric dispersion coefficients used in Tank Farms safety analysis. The basis equations for calculating radiological and toxicological exposures are also included. In this revision, the time averaging for toxicological consequence evaluations is clarified based on a review of DOE complex guidance and a review of tank farm chemicals.
Ding-jiang Huang; Qin-min Yang; Shui-geng Zhou
2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z
Reduction operators, i.e. the operators of nonclassical (or conditional) symmetry of a class of variable coefficient nonlinear wave equations with power nonlinearities is investigated within the framework of singular reduction operator. A classification of regular reduction operators is performedwith respect to generalized extended equivalence groups. Exact solutions of some nonlinear wave model which are invariant under certain reduction operators are also constructed.
Effects of hydrodynamic coefficients on the global motion characteristics of spar structures
Sarkar, Indranil
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A number of studies have already discussed the influence of various nonlinear effects on the response of a spar and the variation of the results with different approaches. In this work, the effects of the values of the inertia and drag coefficients...
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of
Ultrasonic backscatter coefficient quantitative estimates from Chinese hamster ovary cell pellet August 2010; accepted 6 August 2010 A cell pellet biophantom technique is introduced, and applied verification purposes. BSC estimates from CHO cell pellet biophantoms of known number density were performed
ON THE ORDER OF STIRLING NUMBERS AND ALTERNATING BINOMIAL COEFFICIENT SUMS
Lengyel, TamÃ¡s
ON THE ORDER OF STIRLING NUMBERS AND ALTERNATING BINOMIAL COEFFICIENT SUMS Ira M. Gessel \\Lambda=p is not an odd integer. Here S(n; k) denotes the Stirling number of the second kind; i.e., the number) denotes the Stirling number of the second kind, and n = a 2 q ; a is odd, and q is sufficiently large (for
ON THE ORDER OF STIRLING NUMBERS AND ALTERNATING BINOMIAL COEFFICIENT SUMS
Lengyel, TamÃ¡s
ON THE ORDER OF STIRLING NUMBERS AND ALTERNATING BINOMIAL COEFFICIENT SUMS Ira M. Gessel is sufficiently large and kip is not an odd integer. Here S(n, k) denotes the Stirling num- ber of the second kindStirling number of the second kind, and n = alq , a is odd, and q
Kunkel, Peter
The linear quadratic optimal control problem for linear descriptor systems with variable coefficients Peter Kunkel 3 Volker Mehrmann y 17.01.97 Abstract We study linear quadratic optimal control, 93B11, 93B40 1 Introduction In this paper we study the linearÂquadratic optimal control problem
A NUMERICAL METHOD FOR SOLVING VARIABLE COEFFICIENT ELLIPTIC EQUATION WITH INTERFACES
Ferguson, Thomas S.
A NUMERICAL METHOD FOR SOLVING VARIABLE COEFFICIENT ELLIPTIC EQUATION WITH INTERFACES SONGMING HOU coeÃ?cient elliptic equation in the presence of interfaces where the variable coeÃ?cients, the source at interface are prescribed. The boundary and the interface are only required to be Lipschitz continuous
Deriving Unit Cost Coefficients for Linear Programming-Driven Priority-Based Simulations
Lund, Jay R.
Deriving Unit Cost Coefficients for Linear Programming-Driven Priority-Based Simulations By INES-by-step procedure to generate priority preserving weights for linear programming driven simulations models. Many-priority deliveries, the assignment of unit weights in the objective function can be a matter of some art
Relaxation Time Constants and Apparent Diffusion Coefficients of Rat Retina at 7 Tesla
Duong, Timothy Q.
Relaxation Time Constants and Apparent Diffusion Coefficients of Rat Retina at 7 Tesla Govind Nair* and ADC of the rat eyes were measured at 50 3 50 3 800 lm at 7 Tesla. Profiles of T1, T2, T2* and ADC
Absorbed dose in target cell nuclei and dose conversion coefficient of radon progeny
Yu, Peter K.N.
Absorbed dose in target cell nuclei and dose conversion coefficient of radon progeny in the human Abstract To calculate the absorbed dose in the human lung due to inhaled radon progeny, ICRP focussed and secretory cells). The absorbed energy for alpha particles emitted by radon progeny in the human respiratory
Water diffusion coefficients during copper electropolishing and IAN IVAR SUNI2*
Suni, Ian Ivar
Water diffusion coefficients during copper electropolishing BING DU1 and IAN IVAR SUNI2* 1, including several with ethanol and other species added as diluents. Diluents allow a wider range of water in the mass transfer limited regime are shown to depend on both the number of water acceptor molecules
Theoretical Gas Phase Mass Transfer Coefficients for Endogenous Gases in the Lungs
George, Steven C.
Theoretical Gas Phase Mass Transfer Coefficients for Endogenous Gases in the Lungs PETER CONDORELLI, is produced within the tissue of the airways of the lungs.16 As an intercellular messenger, NO is involved is available regarding the basic gas exchange dynamics of NO in the lungs. Ingested ethanol EtOH is transported
Cenac, William
2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
/15 scale model was attached to a tow carriage and towed through a water-filled tank to measure the drag forces and evaluate the drag coefficient. The anchor terminal velocity was measured using underwater cameras to track the free fall of the model anchor...
ClebschGordan coefficients for scattering tensors in ZnO and other
Nabben, Reinhard
ClebschGordan coefficients for scattering tensors in ZnO and other wurtzite semiconductors Herbert, and A are investigated in wurtzite ZnO. The knowledge of the selection rules is required for the determination, in non-centro-symmetric crystals (zinc blende and wurtzite) the strain tensor and induced electric fields
Dissociation and excitation coefficients of nitrogen molecules and nitrogen monoxide generation
Uhm, Han S.; Na, Young H.; Choi, Eun H.; Cho, Guangsup [Department of Electronic and Biological Physics, Kwangwoon University 447-1 Wolgye-Dong, Nowon-Gu, Seoul 137-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Electronic and Biological Physics, Kwangwoon University 447-1 Wolgye-Dong, Nowon-Gu, Seoul 137-701 (Korea, Republic of)
2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
The excitation coefficient ?{sub N2} is calculated for the excited metastable level of N{sub 2}(A{sub 3}?{sub u}{sup +}) in nitrogen molecules. In addition, the dissociation coefficient of nitrogen molecules is investigated by making use of the Boltzmann distribution of the electrons in atmospheric plasmas. The excitation and electron-impact dissociation coefficients of nitrogen molecules are analytically expressed in terms of the electron temperature T{sub e} for evaluations of the reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in atmospheric plasmas. As an application example of these coefficients, the nitrogen monoxide generation through a microwave torch is carried out for a development of medical tool. The nitrogen monoxide concentration from a microwave plasma-torch can be easily controlled by the nitrogen flow rate, mole fraction of the oxygen gas, and the microwave power. A simple analytic expression of the nitrogen monoxide concentration is obtained in terms of the oxygen molecular density and gas flow rate. The experimental data agree remarkably well with the theoretical results from the analytical expression. A microwave nitrogen-torch can easily provide an appropriate nitrogen monoxide concentration for the wound healings.
Multitap Microwave Photonic Filter With Negative Coefficients Based on the Inherent
Yao, Jianping
Multitap Microwave Photonic Filter With Negative Coefficients Based on the Inherent Birefringence, IEEE DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2013.2265981 1943-0655/$31.00 Ó2013 IEEE #12;Multitap Microwave Photonic Filter 2 Microwave Photonics Research Laboratory, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
An analytic approximation to the Diffusion Coefficient for the periodic Lorentz Gas
C. Angstmann; G. P. Morriss
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
An approximate stochastic model for the topological dynamics of the periodic triangular Lorentz gas is constructed. The model, together with an extremum principle, is used to find a closed form approximation to the diffusion coefficient as a function of the lattice spacing. This approximation is superior to the popular Machta and Zwanzig result and agrees well with a range of numerical estimates.
Asymptotic normalization coefficients and the Be-7(p, gamma)B-8 astrophysical S factor
Azhari, A.; Burjan, V.; Carstoiu, F.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Kroha, V.; Mukhamedzhanov, AM; Nunes, FM; Tang, X.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the results of two proton transfer reactions, B-10(Be-7, B-8)Be-9 and N-14(Be-7, B-8)C-13, to obtain a weighted average of the measured asymptotic normalization coefficients for the virtual transition 7Be +pB-8. ...
Hydrodynamics and transport coefficients for dilute granular gases Nikolai Brilliantov1,2
of engineering and soil mechanics e.g., Refs. 1,2 a first-principles theory for dense granular media is still observa- tions e.g., Refs. 1416 nor with basic mechanics of par- ticle collisions 17 . The coefficient
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of
866 In vivo ultrasonographic exposimetry: Human tissuespecific attenuation coefficients. O'Brien, Jr, PhDc Cincinnati, Ohio, and Urbana, Illinois OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study. Experimental observations from animal studies would unequivocally suggest that high-intensity ultra- sound has
Kerr, Bradley Gray
2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS AND LEAKAGE OF STRAIGHT SMOOTH ANNULAR GAS SEALS A...: _____________________________ _____________________________ Dara W. Childs Paul G.A. Cizmas (Chair of Committee) (Member) _____________________________ _____________________________ John M. Vance Dennis O?Neal (Member) (Head of Department) December 2004 Major...
1D Regression ... estimates of the linear regression coefficients are relevant to the linear
Olive, David
Chapter 12 1D Regression ... estimates of the linear regression coefficients are relevant and look for a functional form for g(·). Brillinger (1983, p. 98) Regression is the study. The scalar Y is a random variable and x is a random vector. A special case of regression is multiple linear
1D Regression ... estimates of the linear regression coefficients are relevant to the linear
Olive, David
Chapter 15 1D Regression ... estimates of the linear regression coefficients are relevant and look for a functional form for g(·). Brillinger (1983, p. 98) Regression is the study. The scalar Y is a random variable and x is a random vector. A special case of regression is multiple linear
Gas Chromatography Data Classification Based on Complex Coefficients of an Autoregressive Model
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Zhao, Weixiang; Morgan, Joshua T.; Davis, Cristina E.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper introduces autoregressive (AR) modeling as a novel method to classify outputs from gas chromatography (GC). The inverse Fourier transformation was applied to the original sensor data, and then an AR model was applied to transform data to generate AR model complex coefficients. This series of coefficients effectively contains a compressed version of all of the information in the original GC signal output. We applied this method to chromatograms resulting from proliferating bacteria species grown in culture. Three types of neural networks were used to classify the AR coefficients: backward propagating neural network (BPNN), radial basis function-principal component analysismore »(RBF-PCA) approach, and radial basis function-partial least squares regression (RBF-PLSR) approach. This exploratory study demonstrates the feasibility of using complex root coefficient patterns to distinguish various classes of experimental data, such as those from the different bacteria species. This cognition approach also proved to be robust and potentially useful for freeing us from time alignment of GC signals.« less
Taya, Minoru
measurement of Seebeck coefficient and electric conductivity for the evaluation of thermoelectric electromotive force. · Employment of an infrared gold image heating furnace that excels in temperature.1 msec/0.3 msec or less Sensor Thermocouple Thermocouple, IR detector Measurement Thermal diffusivity
Adaptive Algebraic Multigrid for Finite Element Elliptic Equations with Random Coefficients
Kalchev, D
2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents a two-grid algorithm based on Smoothed Aggregation Spectral Element Agglomeration Algebraic Multigrid (SA-{rho}AMGe) combined with adaptation. The aim is to build an efficient solver for the linear systems arising from discretization of second-order elliptic partial differential equations (PDEs) with stochastic coefficients. Examples include PDEs that model subsurface flow with random permeability field. During a Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation process, that draws PDE coefficient samples from a certain distribution, the PDE coefficients change, hence the resulting linear systems to be solved change. At every such step the system (discretized PDE) needs to be solved and the computed solution used to evaluate some functional(s) of interest that then determine if the coefficient sample is acceptable or not. The MCMC process is hence computationally intensive and requires the solvers used to be efficient and fast. This fact that at every step of MCMC the resulting linear system changes, makes an already existing solver built for the old problem perhaps not as efficient for the problem corresponding to the new sampled coefficient. This motivates the main goal of our study, namely, to adapt an already existing solver to handle the problem (with changed coefficient) with the objective to achieve this goal to be faster and more efficient than building a completely new solver from scratch. Our approach utilizes the local element matrices (for the problem with changed coefficients) to build local problems associated with constructed by the method agglomerated elements (a set of subdomains that cover the given computational domain). We solve a generalized eigenproblem for each set in a subspace spanned by the previous local coarse space (used for the old solver) and a vector, component of the error, that the old solver cannot handle. A portion of the spectrum of these local eigen-problems (corresponding to eigenvalues close to zero) form the coarse basis used to define the new two-level method of our interest. We illustrate the performance of this adaptive two-level procedure with a large set of numerical experiments that demonstrate its efficiency over building the solvers from scratch.
FIELD-SCALE EFFECTIVE MATRIX DIFFUSION COEFFICIENT FOR FRACTURED ROCK:RESULTS FROM LITERATURE SURVEY
Q. Zhou; Hui-Hai Liu; F.J. Molz; Y. Zhang; G.S. Bodvarsson
2005-04-08T23:59:59.000Z
Matrix diffusion is an important mechanism for solute transport in fractured rock. We recently conducted a literature survey on the effective matrix diffusion coefficient, D{sub m}{sup e}, a key parameter for describing matrix diffusion processes at the field scale. Forty field tracer tests at 15 fractured geologic sites were surveyed and selected for the study, based on data availability and quality. Field-scale D{sub m}{sup e} values were calculated, either directly using data reported in the literature or by reanalyzing the corresponding field tracer tests. Surveyed data indicate that the effective-matrix-diffusion-coefficient factor F{sub D} (defined as the ratio of D{sub m}{sup e} to the lab-scale matrix diffusion coefficient [D{sub m}] of the same tracer) is generally larger than one, indicating that the effective matrix diffusion coefficient in the field is comparatively larger than the matrix diffusion coefficient at the rock-core scale. This larger value can be attributed to the many mass-transfer processes at different scales in naturally heterogeneous, fractured rock systems. Furthermore, we observed a moderate trend toward systematic increase in the F{sub D} value with observation scale, indicating that the effective matrix diffusion coefficient is likely to be statistically scale dependent. The F{sub D} value ranges from 1 to 10,000 for observation scales from 5 to 2,000 m. At a given scale, the F{sub D} value varies by two orders of magnitude, reflecting the influence of differing degrees of fractured rock heterogeneity at different sites. In addition, the surveyed data indicate that field-scale longitudinal dispersivity generally increases with observation scale, which is consistent with previous studies. The scale-dependent field-scale matrix diffusion coefficient (and dispersivity) may have significant implications for assessing long-term, large-scale radionuclide and contaminant transport events in fractured rock, both for nuclear waste disposal and contaminant remediation.
Quantum noise effects with Kerr nonlinearity enhancement in coupled gain-loss waveguides
Bing He; Shu-Bin Yan; Jing Wang; Min Xiao
2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
It is generally difficult to study the dynamical properties of a quantum system with both inherent quantum noises and non-perturbative nonlinearity. Due to the possibly drastic intensity increase of an input coherent light in the gain-loss waveguide couplers with parity-time (PT) symmetry, the Kerr effect from a nonlinearity added into the systems can be greatly enhanced, and is expected to create the macroscopic entangled states of the output light fields with huge photon numbers. Meanwhile, the quantum noises also coexist with the amplification and dissipation of the light fields. Under the interplay between the quantum noises and nonlinearity, the quantum dynamical behaviors of the systems become rather complicated. However, the important quantum noise effects have been mostly neglected in the previous studies about nonlinear PT-symmetric systems. Here we present a solution to this non-perturbative quantum nonlinear problem, showing the real-time evolution of the system observables. The enhanced Kerr nonlinearity is found to give rise to a previously unknown decoherence effect that is irrelevant to the quantum noises, and imposes a limit on the emergence of macroscopic nonclassicality. In contrast to what happen in the linear systems, the quantum noises exert significant impact on the system dynamics, and can create the nonclassical light field states in conjunction with the enhanced Kerr nonlinearity. This first study on the noise involved quantum nonlinear dynamics of the coupled gain-loss waveguides can help to better understand the quantum noise effects in the broad nonlinear systems.
Radiation-induced gain degradation in lateral PNP BJTs with lightly and heavily doped emitters
Wu, A. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States); Schrimpf, R.D. [Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States); Pease, R.L. [RLP Research, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Fleetwood, D.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Kosier, S.L. [VTC Inc., Bloomington, MN (United States)
1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Ionizing radiation may cause failures in ICs due to gain degradation of individual devices. The base current of irradiated bipolar devices increases with total dose, while the collector current remains relatively constant. This results in a decrease in the current gain. Lateral PNP (LPNP) transistors typically exhibit more degradation than vertical PNP devices at the same total dose, and have been blamed as the cause of early IC failures at low dose rates. It is important to understand the differences in total-dose response between devices with heavily- and lightly-doped emitters in order to compare different technologies and evaluate the applicability of proposed low-dose-rate hardness-assurance methods. This paper addresses these differences by comparing two different LPNP devices from the same process: one with a heavily-doped emitter and one with a lightly-doped emitter. Experimental results demonstrate that the lightly-doped devices are more sensitive to ionizing radiation and simulations illustrate that increased recombination on the emitter side of the junction is responsible for the higher sensitivity.
A novel solution to the gated x-ray detector gain droop problem
Oertel, J. A., E-mail: Oertel@lanl.gov; Archuleta, T. N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Microchannel plate (MCP), microstrip transmission line based, gated x-ray detectors used at the premier ICF laser facilities have a drop in gain as a function of mircostrip length that can be greater than 50% over 40 mm. These losses are due to ohmic losses in a microstrip coating that is less than the optimum electrical skin depth. The electrical skin depth for a copper transmission line at 3 GHz is 1.2 ?m while the standard microstrip coating thickness is roughly half a single skin depth. Simply increasing the copper coating thickness would begin filling the MCP pores and limit the number of secondary electrons created in the MCP. The current coating thickness represents a compromise between gain and ohmic loss. We suggest a novel solution to the loss problem by overcoating the copper transmission line with five electrical skin depths (?6 ?m) of Beryllium. Beryllium is reasonably transparent to x-rays above 800 eV and would improve the carrier current on the transmission line. The net result should be an optically flat photocathode response with almost no measurable loss in voltage along the transmission line.
S and 4 Reactor: Operating Lifetime and Estimates of Temperature and Burnup Reactivity Coefficients
King, Jeffrey C.; El-Genk, Mohamed S. [Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (United States); Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Dept., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (United States)
2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z
The S and 4 reactor has a sectored, Mo-14%Re solid core for avoidance of single point failures in reactor cooling and Closed Brayton Cycle (CBC) energy conversion. The reactor is loaded with UN fuel, cooled with a He-Xe gas mixture at {approx}1200 K and operates at steady thermal power of 550 kW. Following a launch abort accident, the axial and radial BeO reflectors easily disassemble upon impact so that the bare reactor is subcriticial when submerged in wet sand or seawater and the core voids are filled with seawater. Spectral Shift Absorber (SSA) additives have been shown to increase the UN fuel enrichment and significantly reduce the total mass of the reactor. This paper investigates the effects of SSA additions on the temperature and burnup reactivity coefficients and the operational lifetime of the S and 4 reactor. SSAs slightly decrease the temperature reactivity feedback coefficient, but significantly increase the operating lifetime by decreasing the burnup reactivity coefficient. With no SSAs, fuel enrichment is only 58.5 wt% and the estimated operating lifetime is the shortest (7.6 years) with the highest temperature and burnup reactivity feedback coefficients (-0.2709 cent /K and -1.3470 $/atom%). With europium-151 and gadolinium-155 additions, the enrichment (91.5 and 94 wt%) and operating lifetime (9.9 and 9.8 years) of the S and 4 reactor are the highest while the temperature and burnup reactivity coefficients (-0.2382 and -0.2447 cent /K; -0.9073 and 0.8502 $/atom%) are the lowest.
Field-Scale Effective Matrix Diffusion Coefficient for FracturedRock: Results From Literature Survey
Zhou, Quanlin; Liu, Hui Hai; Molz, Fred J.; Zhang, Yingqi; Bodvarsson, Gudmundur S.
2005-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
Matrix diffusion is an important mechanism for solutetransport in fractured rock. We recently conducted a literature survey onthe effective matrix diffusion coefficient, Dem, a key parameter fordescribing matrix diffusion processes at the field scale. Forty fieldtracer tests at 15 fractured geologic sites were surveyed and selectedfor study, based on data availability and quality. Field-scale Dem valueswere calculated, either directly using data reported in the literature orby reanalyzing the corresponding field tracer tests. Surveyed dataindicate that the effective-matrix-diffusion-coefficient factor FD(defined as the ratio of Dem to the lab-scale matrix diffusioncoefficient [Dem]of the same tracer) is generally larger than one,indicating that the effective matrix diffusion coefficient in the fieldis comparatively larger than the matrix diffusion coefficient at therock-core scale. This larger value could be attributed to the manymass-transfer processes at different scales in naturally heterogeneous,fractured rock systems. Furthermore, we observed a moderate trend towardsystematic increase in the emDFmDDF value with observation scale,indicating that the effective matrix diffusion coefficient is likely tobe statistically scale dependent. The FD value ranges from 1 to 10,000for observation scales from 5 to 2,000 m. At a given scale, the FD valuevaries by two orders of magnitude, reflecting the influence of differingdegrees of fractured rock heterogeneity at different sites. In addition,the surveyed data indicate that field-scale longitudinal dispersivitygenerally increases with observation scale, which is consistent withprevious studies. The scale-dependent field-scale matrix diffusioncoefficient (and dispersivity) may have significant implications forassessing long-term, large-scale radionuclide and contaminant transportevents in fractured rock, both for nuclear waste disposal and contaminantremediation.
Bhadra, S; Hertzberg, BJ; Hsieh, AG; Croft, M; Gallaway, JW; Van Tassell, BJ; Chamoun, M; Erdonmez, C; Zhong, Z; Sholklapper, T; Steingart, DA
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The coefficient of restitution of alkaline batteries has been shown to increase as a function of depth of discharge. In this work, using non-destructive mechanical testing, the change in coefficient of restitution is compared to in situ energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction data to determine the cause of the macroscopic change in coefficient of restitution. The increase in coefficient of restitution correlates to the formation of a percolation pathway of ZnO within the anode of the cell, and the coefficient of restitution levels off at a value of 0.66 +/- 0.02 at 50% state of charge when the anode has densified into porous ZnO solid. Of note is the sensitivity of coefficient of restitution to the amount of ZnO formation that rivals the sensitivity of in situ energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction.
Bai, Byong Chol [Department of Green Energy Technology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of) [Department of Green Energy Technology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Kang, Seok Chang; Im, Ji Sun [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Se Hyun [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Korea Polytechnic IV College, Daejeon 300-702 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Korea Polytechnic IV College, Daejeon 300-702 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Young-Seak, E-mail: youngslee@cnu.ac.kr [Department of Green Energy Technology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of) [Department of Green Energy Technology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Fine Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, BK21-E2M, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)
2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Graphical abstract: The electrical properties of MWCNT-filled HDPE polymeric switches and their effect on oxyfluorination. Highlights: {yields} Oxyfluorinated MWCNTs were used to reduce the PTC/NTC phenomenon in MWCNT-filled HDPE polymeric switches. {yields} Electron mobility is difficult in MWCNT particles when the number of oxygen functional groups (C-O, C=O) increases by oxyfluorination. {yields} A mechanism of improved electrical properties of oxyfluorinated MWCNT-filled HDPE polymeric switches was suggested. -- Abstract: Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were embedded into high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to improve the electrical properties of HDPE polymeric switches. The MWCNT surfaces were modified by oxyfluorination to improve their positive temperature coefficient (PTC) and negative temperature coefficient (NTC) behaviors in HDPE polymeric switches. HDPE polymeric switches exhibit poor electron mobility between MWCNT particles when the number of oxygen functional groups is increased by oxyfluorination. Thus, the PTC intensity of HDPE polymeric switches was increased by the destruction of the electrical conductivity network. The oxyfluorination of MWCNTs also leads to weak NTC behavior in the MWCNT-filled HDPE polymeric switches. This result is attributed to the reduction of the mutual attraction between the MWCNT particles at the melting temperature of HDPE, which results from a decrease in the surface free energy of the C-F bond in MWCNT particles.
Yang, Yi
2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
Prospect theory is a descriptive model of individual decision-making under risk (Kahneman and Tversky 1979). The central tenet of prospect theory posits that the risk orientation of decision-makers is affected by the gains vs. losses domains...
Columbia University
reachingBrandeis University (Zipser and Andersen, 1988; Salinas and Abbott, 1995;Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 Pouget and Sejnowski, 1997) to invariant object recogni- tion (Salinas and Abbott, 1997). Gain
Optical gain characteristics of staggered InGaN quantum wells lasers Hongping Zhao and Nelson Tansu
Gilchrist, James F.
O/SnO nanocomposites AIP Advances 2, 012133 (2012) Ultra-broad spontaneous emission and modal gain spectrum from a hybrid quantum well/quantum dot laser structure Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 041118 (2012) Time
Yang, Yi
2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
Prospect theory is a descriptive model of individual decision-making under risk (Kahneman and Tversky 1979). The central tenet of prospect theory posits that the risk orientation of decision-makers is affected by the gains vs. losses domains...
Multicolor operation and spectral control in a gain-modulated x-ray free-electron laser
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Physics of Free Electron Lasers (Springer, Berlin, [33]Gain-Modulated X-Ray Free-Electron Laser A. Marinelli, 1, *emission x-ray free-electron laser can be controlled by
Lo, Chih-Yang
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
in acidified milk 35 ANOVA of the partition coefficients of diacetyl in acidified milk 36 Effect of concentration of SNF on the partition coefficients (Kd) of ethanol at 0% milk fat and 3, 6, and 9ppm ethanol at 30'C. . . . . 40 Effect of concentration... of SNF on the partition coefficients (Kd) of ethanol at 10% milk fat and 3, 6, and 9ppm ethanol at 30'C. . . . . 41 Effect of concentration of SNF on the partition coefficients (Kd) of ethanol at 20% milk fat and 3, 6, and 9ppm ethanol at 30'C...
Wilke, Anthony Gerald
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of diacetyl in acidified milk 30 10. 12. 13. Effect of milk fat concentration on the partition coefficients (Kd) of diacetyl at 3(IC. Effect of concenlration of SNF x pH interaction at 8% milk fat and at 30'C on the partition coefficients (Kd...) of diacetyl . , Effect of milk fat concentration on the partition coefficients (Kd) of diacetyl at 50'C Effect of concentration of diacetyl x pH interacfion at 16% milk fat and at MC on the partition coefficients (Kd) of diacetyl Effect of concentration...
Williams, Paul T.
2006-01-06T23:59:59.000Z
Background: Body weight increases with aging. Short-term,longitudinal exercise training studies suggest that increasing exerciseproduces acute weight loss, but it is not clear if the maintenance oflong-term, vigorous exercise attenuates age-related weight gain inproportion to the exercise dose. Methods: Prospective study of 6,119 maleand 2,221 female runners whose running distance changed less than 5 km/wkbetween their baseline and follow-up survey 7 years later. Results: Onaverage, men who ran modest (0-24 km/wk), intermediate (24-48 km/wk) orprolonged distances (>_48 km/wk) all gained weight throughage 64,however, those who ran ?48 km/wk had one-half the average annual weightgain of those who ran<24 km/wk. Age-related weight gain, and itsreduction by running, were both greater in younger than older men. Incontrast, men s gain in waist circumference with age, and its reductionby running, were the same in older and younger men. Women increased theirbody weight and waist and hip circumferences over time, regardless ofage, which was also reduced in proportion to running distance. In bothsexes, running did not attenuate weight gain uniformly, but ratherdisproportionately prevented more extreme increases. Conclusion: Men andwomen who remain vigorously active gain less weight as they age and thereduction is in proportion to the exercise dose.
Atomic loss and gain as a resource for non-equilibrium phase transitions in optical lattices
Everest, Ben; Lesanovsky, Igor
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recent breakthroughs in the experimental manipulation of strongly interacting atomic Rydberg gases in lattice potentials have opened a new avenue for the study of many-body phenomena. Considerable efforts are currently being undertaken to achieve clean experimental settings that show a minimal amount of noise and disorder and are close to zero temperature. A complementary direction investigates the interplay between coherent and dissipative processes. Recent experiments have revealed a first glimpse into the emergence of a rich non-equilibrium behavior stemming from the competition of laser excitation, strong interactions and radiative decay of Rydberg atoms. The aim of the present theoretical work is to show that local incoherent loss and gain of atoms can in fact be the source of interesting out-of-equilibrium dynamics. This perspective opens new paths for the exploration of non-equilibrium critical phenomena and, more generally, phase transitions, some of which so far have been rather difficult to study. T...
Liskowitz, J.W.; Wecharatana, M.; Jaturapitakkul, C.; Cerkanowicz, A.E.
1997-10-28T23:59:59.000Z
The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention provides a method for increasing the rate of strength gain of a hardenable mixture containing fly ash by exposing the fly ash to an aqueous slurry of calcium oxide (lime) prior to its incorporation into the hardenable mixture. The invention further relates to such hardenable mixtures, e.g., concrete and mortar, that contain fly ash pre-reacted with calcium oxide. In particular, the fly ash is added to a slurry of calcium oxide in water, prior to incorporating the fly ash in a hardenable mixture. The hardenable mixture may be concrete or mortar. In a specific embodiment, mortar containing fly ash treated by exposure to an aqueous lime slurry are prepared and tested for compressive strength at early time points. 2 figs.
Large gain quantum-limited qubit measurement using a two-mode nonlinear cavity
Saeed Khan; R. Vijay; I. Siddiqi; Aashish A. Clerk
2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z
We provide a thorough theoretical analysis of qubit state measurement in a setup where a driven, parametrically-coupled cavity system is directly coupled to the qubit, with one of the cavities having a weak Kerr nonlinearity. Such a system could be readily realized using circuit QED architectures. We demonstrate that this setup is capable in the standard linear-response regime of both producing a highly amplified output signal while at the same time achieving near quantum-limited performance: the measurement backaction on the qubit is near the minimal amount required by the uncertainty principle. This setup thus represents a promising route for performing efficient large-gain qubit measurement that is completely on-chip, and that does not rely on the use of circulators or complex non-reciprocal amplifiers.
Tsai, Cheng-Ying; Li, Rui; Tennant, Chris
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
As is known, microbunching instability (MBI) has been one of the most challenging issues in designs of magnetic chicanes for short-wavelength free-electron lasers or linear colliders, as well as those of transport lines for recirculating or energy recovery linac machines. To more accurately quantify MBI in a single-pass system and for more complete analyses, we further extend and continue to increase the capabilities of our previously developed linear Vlasov solver [1] to incorporate more relevant impedance models into the code, including transient and steady-state free-space and/or shielding coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) impedances, the longitudinal space charge (LSC) impedances, and the linac geometric impedances with extension of the existing formulation to include beam acceleration [2]. Then, we directly solve the linearized Vlasov equation numerically for microbunching gain amplification factor. In this study we apply this code to a beamline lattice of transport arc [3] following an upstream linac...
Driving high-gain shock-ignited inertial confinement fusion targets by green laser light
Atzeni, Stefano; Marocchino, Alberto; Schiavi, Angelo [Dipartimento SBAI, Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza' and CNISM, Via A. Scarpa 14-16, I-00161 Roma (Italy)
2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Standard direct-drive inertial confinement fusion requires UV light irradiation in order to achieve ignition at total laser energy of the order of 1 MJ. The shock-ignition approach opens up the possibility of igniting fusion targets using green light by reducing the implosion velocity and laser-driven ablation pressure. An analytical model is derived, allowing to rescale UV-driven targets to green light. Gain in the range 100-200 is obtained for total laser energy in the range 1.5-3 MJ. With respect to the original UV design, the rescaled targets are less sensitive to irradiation asymmetries and hydrodynamic instabilities, while operating in the same laser-plasma interaction regime.
Non-OPEC oil supply gains to outpace demand in 1997
Beck, R.J.
1997-01-27T23:59:59.000Z
Rising oil supplies in 1997 will relax some of the market tightness that drove up crude prices last year. Worldwide demand for petroleum products in 1996 rose faster than anticipated and faster than supply from outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. This increased demand for OPEC oil and pushed up prices for crude. At year end, the world export price of crude was up more than 25% from the same period a year earlier. Market conditions will change in 1997. While worldwide economic growth will continue to boost demand for energy and petroleum, non-OPEC petroleum supply will grow even more. Increases in North Sea and Latin American production will help boost non-OPEC output by 1.9 million b/d. And revenues from 1996 production gains will make additional investment possible in exploration and production. The paper discusses world economic growth, world oil demand, worldwide supply, supply outlook, prices and international drilling.
Liskowitz, John W. (Belle Mead, NJ); Wecharatana, Methi (Parsippany, NJ); Jaturapitakkul, Chai (Bangkok, TH); Cerkanowicz, deceased, Anthony E. (late of Livingston, NJ)
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention provides a method for increasing the rate of strength gain of a hardenable mixture containing fly ash by exposing the fly ash to an aqueous slurry of calcium oxide (lime) prior to its incorporation into the hardenable mixture. The invention further relates to such hardenable mixtures, e.g., concrete and mortar, that contain fly ash pre-reacted with calcium oxide. In particular, the fly ash is added to a slurry of calcium oxide in water, prior to incorporating the fly ash in a hardenable mixture. The hardenable mixture may be concrete or mortar. In a specific embodiment, mortar containing fly ash treated by exposure to an aqueous lime slurry are prepared and tested for compressive strength at early time points.
Minnesota, University of
Students gain experience through new internship program When the summer began, Samrakshak internship program, Lamichhane and three other undergraduates got a taste of real-world operations and gained
Equilibrium calculation of transport coefficients for a fluid-particle model
Thomas Ihle; Erkan Tuzel; Daniel M. Kroll
2005-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
A recently introduced particle-based model for fluid flow, called Stochastic Rotation Dynamics, can be made Galilean invariant by introducing a random shift of the computational grid before collisions. In this paper, it is shown how the Green-Kubo relations derived previously can be resummed to obtain exact expressions for the collisional contributions to the transport coefficients. It is also shown that the collisional contribution to the microscopic stress tensor is not symmetric, and that this leads to an additional viscosity. The resulting identification of the transport coefficients for the hydrodynamic modes is discussed in detail, and it is shown that this does not impose restrictions on the applicability of the model. The collisional contribution to the thermal conductivity, which becomes important for small mean free path and small average particle number per cell, is also derived.
Power series with sum-product Taylor coefficients and their resurgence algebra
Ecalle, Jean
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The present paper is devoted to power series of SP type, i.e. with coefficients that are syntactically sum-product combinations. Apart from their applications to analytic knot theory and the so-called "Volume Conjecture'', SP-series are interesting in their own right, on at least four accounts: (i) they generate quite distinctive resurgence algebras (ii) they are one of those relatively rare instances when the resurgence properties have to be derived directly from the Taylor coefficients (iii) some of them produce singularities that unexpectedly verify finite-order differential equations (iv) all of them are best handled with the help of two remarkable, infinite-order integral-differential transforms, "mir" and "nir".
M. Deserno; C. Holm; J. Blaul; M. Ballauff; M. Rehahn
2001-05-09T23:59:59.000Z
The osmotic coefficient of solutions of rod-like polyelectrolytes is considered by comparing current theoretical treatments and simulations to recent experimental data. The discussion is restricted to the case of monovalent counterions and dilute, salt-free solutions. The classical Poisson-Boltzmann solution of the cell model correctly predicts a strong decrease in the osmotic coefficient, but upon closer look systematically overestimates its value. The contribution of ion-ion-correlations are quantitatively studied by MD simulations and the recently proposed DHHC theory. However, our comparison with experimental data obtained on synthetic, stiff-chain polyelectrolytes shows that correlation effects can only partly explain the discrepancy. A quantitative understanding thus requires theoretical efforts beyond the restricted primitive model of electrolytes.
Friction coefficients of sorghum grain on steel, teflon, and concrete surfaces
Hossain, Quazi A
1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
termed "Coulomb friction" or dry friction. Merriam (26) differentiated it from "fluid friction" (that which occurs in the presence of a separating layer of lubricating fluid) and "internal friction" (that which resists e~ternal shear in a cohesionless... by many investigators, notably by de la Hire (17) and Euler (13) . The latter agreed with Amontons in giving to all surfaces a frictional coefficient of one third. The most systematic work on friction was done by Coulomb (12) . He examined a large...
Supplementary Energy-Production Coefficients of American Feeding Stuffs Fed Ruminants.
Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)
1929-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
-producing power. The productive energy may be stated in terms of matter, such as fat, or in terms of energy, such as therms. In the Unitecl States it is commonly stated in terms of therms. Productive energy may also be calculated from feed- ing experiments...TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR College Station, Brazos County, Texas BULLETIN NO. 402 OCTOBER, 1929 DIVISION OF CHEMISTRY Supplementary Energy-Production Coefficients of American Feeding Stuffs Fed Ruminants...
The Quasi-Reversibility Method for the Thermoacoustic Tomography and a Coefficient Inverse Problem
Klibanov, Michael V; Nechaev, Dmitriy V; Kuzhuget, Andrey V
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An inverse problem of the determination of an initial condition in a hyperbolic equation from the lateral Cauchy data is considered. This problem has applications to the thermoacoustic tomography, as well as to linearized coefficient inverse problems of acoustics and electromagnetics. A new version of the quasi-reversibility method is described. This version requires a new Lipschitz stability estimate, which is obtained via the Carleman estimate. Numerical results are presented.
The Quasi-Reversibility Method for the Thermoacoustic Tomography and a Coefficient Inverse Problem
Michael V Klibanov; Sergey I Kabanikhin; Dmitriy V Nechaev; Andrey V Kuzhuget
2007-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
An inverse problem of the determination of an initial condition in a hyperbolic equation from the lateral Cauchy data is considered. This problem has applications to the thermoacoustic tomography, as well as to linearized coefficient inverse problems of acoustics and electromagnetics. A new version of the quasi-reversibility method is described. This version requires a new Lipschitz stability estimate, which is obtained via the Carleman estimate. Numerical results are presented.
Assessment of the Titanium Dioxide Absorption Coefficient by Grazing-An-
notes Assessment of the Titanium Dioxide Absorption Coefficient by Grazing-An- gle Fourier of the superficial TiO2 layer affects the biological response of titanium-based materials.68 Due to its effects. In particular, we selected the amorphous TiO2 layer present on the surfaces of bulk titanium (cpTi) and Ti6Al4V
Computer Simulation of Atoms Nuclei Structure Using Information Coefficients of Proportionality
Labushev, Mikhail M
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The latest research of the proportionality of atomic weights of chemical elements made it possible to obtain 3 x 3 matrices for the calculation of information coefficients of proportionality Ip that can be used for 3D modeling of the structure of atom nucleus. The results of computer simulation show high potential of nucleus structure research for the characterization of their chemical and physical properties.
Computer Simulation of Atoms Nuclei Structure Using Information Coefficients of Proportionality
Mikhail M. Labushev
2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z
The latest research of the proportionality of atomic weights of chemical elements made it possible to obtain 3 x 3 matrices for the calculation of information coefficients of proportionality Ip that can be used for 3D modeling of the structure of atom nucleus. The results of computer simulation show high potential of nucleus structure research for the characterization of their chemical and physical properties.
Hou, Z.; Lian, Z.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
with the change of cooling load. The pump is automatically controlled according to differential pressure of chilled water loop. Chilled water flow meter is available for the total water supply. For piping system, the turbulent flow exists in HVAC system... rate in chilled water piping system. In addition, pressure drop of heat exchanger can be determined from equation (2) ()m Q mA (2) Where, ? H is the water resistance of heat exchanger. B and m are coefficients obtained from experiments...
Orejuela, Mauricio
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
for removing organic contaminants from soil and from water. Most studies on SCF's concentrated on phase behavior in supercritical mixtures. Investigations of the adsorption phenomena and studies on hydrodynamics and transport rate parameters are relatively...LIMITING DIFFUSION COEFFICIENTS OF HEAVY MOLECULAR WEIGHT ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS IN SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE A Thesis by MAURICIO OREJUELA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...
Xiang Zhou; Qingmin Zhang; Qian Liu; Zhenyu Zhang; Yayun Ding; Li Zhou; Jun Cao
2015-04-04T23:59:59.000Z
We report the measurements of the densities of linear alkylbenzene at three temperatures over 4 to 23 Celsius degree with pressures up to 10 MPa. The measurements have been analysed to yield the isobaric thermal expansion coefficients and, so far for the first time, isothermal compressibilities of linear alkylbenzene. Relevance of results for current generation (i.e. Daya Bay) and next generation (i.e. JUNO) large liquid scintillator neutrino detectors are discussed.
Werner, Thomas R. (Argonne, IL); Falco, Charles M. (Tucson, AZ); Schuller, Ivan K. (Woodridge, IL)
1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A thin film resistor having a controlled temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) ranging from negative to positive degrees kelvin and having relatively high resistivity. The resistor is a multilayer superlattice crystal containing a plurality of alternating, ultra-thin layers of two different metals. TCR is varied by controlling the thickness of the individual layers. The resistor can be readily prepared by methods compatible with thin film circuitry manufacturing techniques.
The relationship of the distribution coefficient to surface area for microcline and albite feldspars
Maxwell, John Reed
1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
for nicrocline and one equilibration, ~ . ~ 55 12 Rquilibriun-cation adsorption for strontiun and nicrocline per cn surface area nnd oae ~ quilibration . viii LIST OF TAELES Table Distribution-coefficient values for Sr++ and microcline and albite... feldspar with varying surface area 40 Equilibrium-cation adsorption values for Sr~ and Sr and microcline feldspar with varying surface area and four equilibrations Equilibrium-cation adsorption values for Sr~ and Sr and albite feldspar with varying...
An interpretation of potential scale dependence of the effectivematrix diffusion coefficient
Liu, H.H.; Zhang, Y.Q.; Zhou, Q.; Molz, F.J.
2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z
Matrix diffusion is an important process for solutetransport in fractured rock, and the matrix diffusion coefficient is akey parameter for describing this process. Previous studies indicatedthat the effective matrix diffusion coefficient values, obtained from alarge number of field tracer tests, are enhanced in comparison with localvalues and may increase with test scale. In this study, we have performednumerical experiments to investigate potential mechanisms behind possiblescale-dependent behavior. The focus of the experiments is on solutetransport in flow paths having geometries consistent with percolationtheories and characterized by local flow loops formed mainly bysmall-scale fractures. The water velocity distribution through a flowpath was determined using discrete fracture network flow simulations, andsolute transport was calculated using a previously derivedimpulse-response function and a particle-tracking scheme. Values foreffective (or up-scaled) transport parameters were obtained by matchingbreakthrough curves from numerical experiments with an analyticalsolution for solute transport along a single fracture. Results indicatethat a combination of local flow loops and the associated matrixdiffusion process, together with scaling properties in flow pathgeometry, seems to be the dominant mechanism causing the observed scaledependence of theeffective matrix diffusion coefficient (at a range ofscales).
Chu, Xi
Dynamic polarizabilities of rare-earth-metal atoms and dispersion coefficients; published 29 March 2007 The dynamic scalar and tensor polarizabilities of the rare-earth-metal atoms coefficients for the interactions of the rare-earth-metal atoms with helium atoms. The static polarizabilities
Chapman, Robin
's eight term exact sequence in integral group homology [BrLo] to an eight term exact sequence in group of nonabelian derived functors, an eight term exact sequence of Lie algebra homology with /q coefficients homology with Zq = Z/qZ coefficients, where q is a nonnegative integer. For any group G and its normal
Lindsey, C.P.; Yariv, A.
1988-12-13T23:59:59.000Z
This patent describes a broad area injection semiconductor laser having a predetermined two-dimensional pattern of injecting and noninjecting contacts over a broad area of the device in which laser the two-dimensional spatial gain profile is tailored over the broad area to conform to a predetermined tailored pattern of varying injection by a predetermined contact pattern of injecting and noninjecting areas over the broad area of the contact pattern being achieved by variation in the fractional surface coverage per unit area of injecting to noninjecting contact, thereby achieving the predetermined pattern of two-dimensional spatial gain profile.
Methods And System Suppressing Clutter In A Gain-Block, Radar-Responsive Tag System
Ormesher, Richard C. (Albuquerque, NM); Axline, Robert M. (Albuquerque, NM)
2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z
Methods and systems reduce clutter interference in a radar-responsive tag system. A radar transmits a series of linear-frequency-modulated pulses and receives echo pulses from nearby terrain and from radar-responsive tags that may be in the imaged scene. Tags in the vicinity of the radar are activated by the radar's pulses. The tags receive and remodulate the radar pulses. Tag processing reverses the direction, in time, of the received waveform's linear frequency modulation. The tag retransmits the remodulated pulses. The radar uses a reversed-chirp de-ramp pulse to process the tag's echo. The invention applies to radar systems compatible with coherent gain-block tags. The invention provides a marked reduction in the strength of residual clutter echoes on each and every echo pulse received by the radar. SAR receiver processing effectively whitens passive-clutter signatures across the range dimension. Clutter suppression of approximately 14 dB is achievable for a typical radar system.
Gain and tuning characteristics of mid-infrared InSb quantum dot diode lasers
Lu, Q.; Zhuang, Q.; Hayton, J.; Yin, M.; Krier, A. [Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB (United Kingdom)
2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z
There have been relatively few reports of lasing from InSb quantum dots (QDs). In this work, type II InSb/InAs QD laser diodes emitting in the mid-infrared at 3.1??m have been demonstrated and characterized. The gain was determined to be 2.9?cm{sup ?1} per QD layer, and the waveguide loss was ?15?cm{sup ?1} at 4?K. Spontaneous emission measurements below threshold revealed a blue shift of the peak wavelength with increasing current, indicating filling of ground state heavy hole levels in the QDs. The characteristic temperature, T{sub 0}?=?101?K below 50?K, but decreased to 48?K at higher temperatures. The emission wavelength of these lasers showed first a blue shift followed by a red shift with increasing temperature. A hybrid structure was used to fabricate the laser by combining a liquid phase epitaxy grown p-InAs{sub 0.61}Sb{sub 0.13}P{sub 0.26} lower cladding layer and an upper n{sup +} InAs plasmon cladding layer which resulted in a maximum operating temperature (T{sub max}) of 120?K in pulsed mode, which is the highest reported to date.
Z. L. Yuan; M. Lucamarini; J. F. Dynes; B. Frohlich; M. B. Ward; A. J. Shields
2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z
Since the introduction of the decoy-state technique, phase-randomised weak coherent light pulses have been the key to increase the practicality of quantum-based communications. Their ultra-fast generation was accomplished via compact gain-switched (GS) lasers, leading to high key rates in quantum key distribution (QKD). Recently, the question arose of whether the same laser could be employed to achieve high-speed measurement-device-independent-QKD, a scheme that promises long-haul quantum communications immune to all detector attacks. For that, a challenging highvisibility interference between independent picosecond optical pulses is required. Here, we answer the above question in the affirmative by demonstrating high-visibility interference from two independent GS lasers triggered at 1GHz. The result is obtained through a careful characterization of the laser frequency chirp and time jitter. By relating these quantities to the interference visibility, we obtain a parameter-free verification of the experimental data and a numerical simulation of the achievable key rates. These findings are beneficial to other applications making use of GS lasers, including random number generation and standard QKD.
Microsecond gain-switched master oscillator power amplifier (1958 nm) with high pulse energy
Ke Yin; Weiqiang Yang; Bin Zhang; Ying Li; Jing Hou [College of Opto-electric Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, Hunan (China)
2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z
An all-fibre master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) emitting high-energy pulses at 1958 nm is presented. The seed laser is a microsecond gain-switched thulium-doped fibre laser (TDFL) pumped with a commercial 1550-nm pulsed fibre laser. The TDFL operates at a repetition rate f in the range of 10 to 100 kHz. The two-stage thulium-doped fibre amplifier is built to scale the energy of the pulses generated by the seed laser. The maximum output pulse energy higher than 0.5 mJ at 10 kHz is achieved which is comparable with the theoretical maximum extractable pulse energy. The slope efficiency of the second stage amplifier with respect to the pump power is 30.4% at f = 10 kHz. The wavelength of the output pulse laser is centred near 1958 nm at a spectral width of 0.25 nm after amplification. Neither nonlinear effects nor significant amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) is observed in the amplification experiments. (lasers)
Observation of spectral gain narrowing in a high-order harmonic seeded soft-x-ray amplifier
Tissandier, F.; Sebban, S.; Ribiere, M.; Gautier, J.; Zeitoun, Ph.; Lambert, G.; Barszczak Sardinha, A.; Goddet, J.-Ph.; Burgy, F.; Lefrou, T.; Valentin, C.; Rousse, A.; Guilbaud, O.; Klisnick, A.; Nejdl, J.; Mocek, T.; Maynard, G. [Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA Paristech/Ecole Polytechnique/CNRS UMR 7639, F-91761 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Laboratoire d'Interaction du Rayonnement X Avec la Matiere, Universite Paris Sud/CNRS UMR 8624, F-91495 Orsay Cedex (France); Department of X-ray Lasers, Institute of Physics, Na Slovance 2, CZ-182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas, Universite Paris Sud/CNRS UMR 8578, F-91405 Orsay Cedex (France)
2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
We report an observation of spectral gain narrowing of a high-order harmonic amplified by a soft-x-ray optical-field-ionized plasma. The temporal coherence and spectral linewidth of both the seeded and unseeded soft-x-ray lasers were experimentally measured using a varying-path-difference interferometer. The results showed that the high-order harmonic is subject to a strong spectral narrowing during its propagation in the plasma amplifier without rebroadening at saturation. This is in good agreement with a radiative transfer calculation including gain narrowing and saturation rebroadening.
P. Butera; P. Federbush; M. Pernici
2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
Using a relation between the virial expansion coefficients of the pressure and the entropy expansion coefficients in the case of the monomer-dimer model on infinite regular lattices, we have shown that, on hypercubic lattices of any dimension, the virial coefficients are positive through the 20th order. We have observed that all virial coefficients so far known for this system are positive also on infinite regular lattices with different structure. We are thus led to conjecture that the virial expansion coefficients $m_k $ are always positive. These considerations can be extended to the study of related bounds on finite graphs generalizing the infinite regular lattices, namely the finite grids and the regular biconnected graphs. The validity of the bounds $\\Delta^k {\\rm ln}(i! N(i)) \\le 0$ for $k \\ge 2$, where $N(i)$ is the number of configurations of $i$ dimers on the graph and $\\Delta$ is the forward difference operator, is shown to correspond to the positivity of the virial coefficients. Our tests on many finite lattice graphs indicate that on large lattices these bounds are satisfied, giving support to the conjecture on the positivity of the virial coefficients. An exhaustive survey of some classes of regular biconnected graphs with a not too large number $v$ of vertices shows only few violations of these bounds. We conjecture that the frequency of the violations vanishes as $v \\to \\infty$. We find rigorous upper bounds on $N(i)$ valid for arbitrary graphs and for regular graphs. The similarity between the Heilman-Lieb inequality and the one conjectured above suggests that one study the stricter inequality $m_k \\ge \\frac{1}{2k}$ for the virial coefficients, which is valid for all the known coefficients of the infinite regular lattice models.
Ginzburg-Landau theory of the bcc-liquid interface kinetic coefficient
Kuo-An Wu; Ching-Hao Wang; Jeffrey J. Hoyt; Alain Karma
2014-10-25T23:59:59.000Z
We extend the Ginzburg-Landau (GL) theory of atomically rough bcc-liquid interfaces [Wu {\\it et al.}, Phys. Rev. B \\textbf{73}, 094101 (2006)] outside of equilibrium. We use this extension to derive an analytical expression for the kinetic coefficient, which is the proportionality constant $\\mu(\\hat n)$ between the interface velocity along a direction $\\hat n$ normal to the interface and the interface undercooling. The kinetic coefficient is expressed as a spatial integral along the normal direction of a sum of gradient square terms corresponding to different nonlinear density wave profiles. Anisotropy arises naturally from the dependence of those profiles on the angles between the principal reciprocal lattice vectors $\\vec K_i$ and $\\hat n$. Values of the kinetic coefficient for the$(100)$, $(110)$ and $(111)$ interfaces are compared quantitatively to the prediction of linear Mikheev-Chernov (MC) theory [J. Cryst. Growth \\textbf{112}, 591 (1991)] and previous molecular dynamics (MD) simulation studies of crystallization kinetics for a classical model of Fe. Additional MD simulations are carried out here to compute the relaxation time of density waves in the liquid in order to make this comparison free of fit parameter. The GL theory predicts a similar expression for $\\mu$ as the MC theory but yields a better agreement with MD simulations for both its magnitude and anisotropy due to a fully nonlinear description of density wave profiles across the solid-liquid interface. GL theory is also used to derive an inverse relation between $\\mu$ and the solid-liquid interfacial free-energy. The general methodology used here to derive an expression for $\\mu(\\hat n)$ also applies to amplitude equations derived from the phase-field-crystal model, which only differ from GL theory by the choice of cubic and higher order nonlinearities in the free-energy density.
Rotordynamic coefficients and leakage flow of parallel-grooved liquid-seals
Kilgore, James Joseph
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Dara Childs Nordmann's (1986) grooved seal model has been programmed for solution, and predictions for leakage flow and rotordynamic coefficients are compared to experimental results for nine parallel-grooved liquid... versus DP and running speed for seals 7 a. nd 8 1 Measured and predicted Cg s x 1000 versus AP and running speed for seal 9 t Typical speed dependency for experimental values of Cs ' x 1000 versus DP and running speed, shown for seal 2 Measured...
The effect of an evaporation suppressant upon the liquid film oxygen transfer coefficient
Amad, Mohamad Towfic
1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
by organisms in a lake and the quantity of oxygen diffusion through the air-water interface were determined and the results were verified by field measurements. It was shown that the oxygen uptake rate of organisms in a body of water can be measured... diffusion. 3. To derive an expression to predict the minimum dissolved oxygen concentration during the critical night period for a lake o" pond treated with "Aquasave". The ~sco e of this research has been to determine the oxygen transfer coefficient...
The Calculation of Clebsh-Gordan Coefficients for the Permutation Group by the Eigenfunction Method
Chin-Sheng wu
2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z
We use the eigenfunction method to calculate the Clebsh-Gordan coefficients for the permutation group . This method is well-established by Jin-Quan Chen. Here we elaborate the detailed procedures for the pedagogical purpose. Due to the nature of the symmetry, one may get the degeneracy from the solution of eigenfunctions for given one class operator. In order to remove the degeneracy we use extra class operators, which may be the subgroup class operator or even the state permutation operator. In doing so, a variety of eigenvalues come out. Every eigenfunction is therefore obtained, and basis vectors are completely found.
Holographic Screens and Transport Coefficients in the Fluid/Gravity Correspondence
Christopher Eling; Yaron Oz
2011-11-04T23:59:59.000Z
We consider in the framework of the fluid/gravity correspondence the dynamics of hypersurfaces located in the holographic radial direction at r = r_0. We prove that these hypersurfaces evolve, to all orders in the derivative expansion and including all higher curvature corrections, according to the same hydrodynamics equations with identical transport coefficients. The analysis is carried out for normal fluids as well as for superfluids. Consequently, this proves the exactness of the bulk viscosity formula derived in arXiv:1103.1657 via the null horizon dynamics.
Transport Coefficients of Non-Newtonian Fluid and Causal Dissipative Hydrodynamics
T. Koide; T. Kodama
2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z
A new formula to calculate the transport coefficients of the causal dissipative hydrodynamics is derived by using the projection operator method (Mori-Zwanzig formalism) in [T. Koide, Phys. Rev. E75, 060103(R) (2007)]. This is an extension of the Green-Kubo-Nakano (GKN) formula to the case of non-Newtonian fluids, which is the essential factor to preserve the relativistic causality in relativistic dissipative hydrodynamics. This formula is the generalization of the GKN formula in the sense that it can reproduce the GKN formula in a certain limit. In this work, we extend the previous work so as to apply to more general situations.
Hall-Coefficient and Resistivity of Amorphous Ti1-Xalx Films
RATHNAYAKA, KDD; HENNINGS, BD; Naugle, Donald G.
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. INTRODUCTION The Hall coefficients of amorphous metals are general- ly positive when the alloy is dominated by an early- transition-metal component. (See reviews by Howson and Gallager, ' Mizutani, Naugle, and Naugle and Rhie. ) This has been thoroughly... investigated for early- transition-metal ?late-transition-metal (ETM-LTM) al- loys. The Zr-based amorphous alloys [Zr-Cu, ' Zr-Ni, Zr-Co, ' Zr-Fe (Refs. 8 and 11)] compose one of the most completely studied ETM-LTM alloy system. As the composition...
Accurate value for the absorption coefficient of silicon at 633 nm
Geist, J.; Schaefer, A.R.; Song, J.F.; Wang, Y.H.; Zalewski, E.F.
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
High-accuracy transmission measurements at an optical wavelength of 633 nm and mechanical measurements of the thickness of a 13 micrometer thick silicon-crystal film have been used to calculate the absorption and extinction coefficients of silicon at 633 nm. The results are 3105 + or - 62/cm and 0.01564 + or - 0.00031, respectively. These results are about 15% less than current handbook data for the same quantities, but are in good agreement with a recent fit to one set of data described in the literature.
Gray, M.; Nilsson, M. [University of California Irvine, 916 Engineering Tower, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2575 (United States); Zalupski, P. [Idaho National Laboratory, 2525 Fremont Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A thorough understanding of the non-ideal behavior of the chemical components utilized in solvent extraction contributes to the success of any large-scale spent nuclear fuel treatment. To address this, our current work uses vapor pressure osmometry to characterize the non-ideal behavior of the solvent extraction agent di-(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid (HDEHP), a common extractant in proposed separation schemes. Solubility parameters were fit to data on HDEHP at four temperatures using models based on Scatchard Hildebrand regular solution theory with Flory Huggins entropic corrections. The results are comparable but not identical to the activity coefficients from prior slope analysis in the literature. (authors)
Heat transfer coefficients in two-dimensional Yukawa systems (numerical simulations)
Khrustalyov, Yu. V., E-mail: yuri.khrustalyov@gmail.com; Vaulina, O. S. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Joint Institute for High Temperatures (Russian Federation)
2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
New data on heat transfer in two-dimensional Yukawa systems have been obtained. The results of a numerical study of the thermal conductivity for equilibrium systems with parameters close to the conditions of laboratory experiments in dusty plasma are presented. The Green-Kubo relations are used to calculate the heat transfer coefficients. The influence of dissipation (internal friction) on the heat transfer processes in nonideal systems is studied. New approximations are proposed for the thermal conductivity and diffusivity for nonideal dissipative systems. The results obtained are compared with the existing experimental and numerical data.
The second virial coefficient of the major atmospheric gases at low temperatures
Claitor, Lilburn Carroll
1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
that encounters between molecules are rare, the only forces acting on the molecules are those of the retaining vessel. The behavior of a gas under such conditions 's expressed oy the ideal gas law, PV = RT where P is pressure, V is volume, R is the universal..., and, so long as encounters between three or more molecules are rare, the behavior of the gas can be expressed by PV = RT (I + Bj)) where') is the molal density and B is the second viriai coefficient. Th1s equation can also be written, approxi...
Experimental identification of structural force coefficients in a bump-type foil bearing
Breedlove, Anthony Wayne
2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
/m] KW Prediction model stiffness of bump with one welded and one free end [MN/m] kB Thermal conductivity of FB housing material [W/mK] kf Thermal conductivity of foil layer [W/mK] kS Thermal conductivity of test shaft material [W/mK] L Bearing axial... foil weld location [degrees] Subscript B Bearing b Bump I Initial condition f Foil S Shaft Superscript ' Denotes new radial dimension after thermal expansion Acronyms ACM Air Cycle Machine APU Auxiliary Power Units CTE Coefficient...
Lankford, Jr., James (San Antonio, TX)
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A method for producing a stable ceramic composition having a surface with a low friction coefficient and high wear resistance at high operating temperatures. A first deposition of a thin film of a metal ion is made upon the surface of the ceramic composition and then a first ion implantation of at least a portion of the metal ion is made into the near surface region of the composition. The implantation mixes the metal ion and the ceramic composition to form a near surface composite. The near surface composite is then oxidized sufficiently at high oxidizing temperatures to form an oxide gradient layer in the surface of the ceramic composition.
A Formula of the Electron Cloud Linear Map Coefficient in a Strong Dipole
Petracca, S; Demma, T; Rumolo, G
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Electron cloud effects have recognized as as one of the most serious bottleneck for reaching design performances in presently running and proposed future storage rings. The analysis of these effects is usually performed with very time consuming simulation codes. An alternative analytic approach, based on a cubic map model for the bunch-to-bunch evolution of the electron cloud density, could be useful to determine regions in parameters space compatible with safe machine operations. In this communication we derive a simple approximate formula relating the linear coefficient in the electron cloud density map to the parameters relevant for the electron cloud evolution with particular reference to the LHC dipoles.
Gains From Real-Time Tracking of Prostate Motion During External Beam Radiation Therapy
Li Jinsheng, E-mail: jinsheng.li@fccc.ed [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Jin Lihui; Pollack, Alan; Horwitz, Eric M.; Buyyounouski, Mark K.; Price, Robert A.; Ma Changming [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)
2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: To study the gains from real-time tracking of prostate motion and threshold-based intervention and the feasibility of margin reduction for external beam radiation therapy of prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: Prostate intrafractional motion data from 775 randomly selected treatment fractions (105 prostate patients) were analyzed. Statistical distributions of prostate intrafractional displacement from baseline were used for treatment margin calculation together with other geometrical uncertainties for all patients and a subset of 7 patient who exhibited the largest intrafractional motion. Compared with treatment without any intrafractional intervention, potential reductions in treatment margins were evaluated for treatments with 5-mm and 3-mm threshold-based intervention and four-dimensional (4D) treatments with and without prostate rotation correction. Results: The percentage of time of prostate displacement from the baseline by 3 mm and 5 mm in any direction was 13.4% and 1.8%, respectively, for the general patient population. The ratios were 41% and 15% for the 7 selected patients. Reductions in the posterior margin were 0.2, 0.5, 1.3, and 3.1 mm from the original 7.7 mm, respectively, for 5-mm and 3-mm threshold-based treatments and 4D treatments with and without prostate rotation correction for all patients. They were 1.3, 1.9, 3.1 and 4.9 mm from the original 9.5 mm, corresponding to the 7 selected patients. The treatment margin reductions in other directions were even smaller. Conclusions: Real-time motion tracking and threshold-based intrafractional intervention may play a significant roll in treatment margin reduction for a small fraction of patients but not for the general patient population. Four-dimensional treatments with prostate rotation correction can reduce the treatment margin more significantly.
Device and method for measuring the coefficient of performance of a heat pump
Brantley, V.R.; Miller, D.R.
1982-05-18T23:59:59.000Z
A method and instrument is provided which allows quick and accurate measurement of the coefficient of performance of an installed electrically powered heat pump including auxiliary resistane heaters. Temperature-sensitive resistors are placed in the return and supply air ducts to measure the temperature increase of the air across the refrigerant and resistive-heating elements of the system. The voltages across the resistors which are directly proportional to the respective duct tempertures are applied to the inputs of a differential amplifier so that its output voltage is proportional to the temperature difference across the unit. A voltage-to-frequency converter connected to the output of the differential amplifier converts the voltage signal to a proportional-frequency signal. A digital watt meter is used to measure the power to the unit and produces a signal having a frequency proportional to the input power. A digital logic circuit ratios the temperature difference signal and the electric power input signal in a unique manner to produce a single number which is the coefficient of performance of the unit over the test interval. The digital logic and an in-situ calibration procedure enables the instrument to make these measurements in such a way that the ratio of heat flow/power input is obtained without computations. No specialized knowledge of thermodynamics or electrons is required to operate the instrument.
Critical thickness of an optimum extended surface characterized by uniform heat transfer coefficient
Leontiou, Theodoros
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the heat transfer problem associated with a periodic array of extended surfaces (fins) subjected to convection heat transfer with a uniform heat transfer coefficient. Our analysis differs from the classical approach as (i) we consider two-dimensional heat conduction and (ii) the base of the fin is included in the heat transfer process. The problem is modeled as an arbitrary two-dimensional channel whose upper surface is flat and isothermal, while the lower surface has a periodic array of extensions/fins which are subjected to heat convection with a uniform heat transfer coefficient. Using the generalized Schwarz-Christoffel transformation the domain is mapped onto a straight channel where the heat conduction problem is solved using the boundary element method. The boundary element solution is subsequently used to pose a shape optimization problem, i.e. an inverse problem, where the objective function is the normalized Shape Factor and the variables of the optimization are the parameters of the Sch...
Estimating Reaction Rate Coefficients Within a Travel-Time Modeling Framework
Gong, R [Georgia Institute of Technology; Lu, C [Georgia Institute of Technology; Luo, Jian [Georgia Institute of Technology; Wu, Wei-min [Stanford University; Cheng, H. [Stanford University; Criddle, Craig [Stanford University; Kitanidis, Peter K. [Stanford University; Gu, Baohua [ORNL; Watson, David B [ORNL; Jardine, Philip M [ORNL; Brooks, Scott C [ORNL
2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
A generalized, efficient, and practical approach based on the travel-time modeling framework is developed to estimate in situ reaction rate coefficients for groundwater remediation in heterogeneous aquifers. The required information for this approach can be obtained by conducting tracer tests with injection of a mixture of conservative and reactive tracers and measurements of both breakthrough curves (BTCs). The conservative BTC is used to infer the travel-time distribution from the injection point to the observation point. For advection-dominant reactive transport with well-mixed reactive species and a constant travel-time distribution, the reactive BTC is obtained by integrating the solutions to advective-reactive transport over the entire travel-time distribution, and then is used in optimization to determine the in situ reaction rate coefficients. By directly working on the conservative and reactive BTCs, this approach avoids costly aquifer characterization and improves the estimation for transport in heterogeneous aquifers which may not be sufficiently described by traditional mechanistic transport models with constant transport parameters. Simplified schemes are proposed for reactive transport with zero-, first-, nth-order, and Michaelis-Menten reactions. The proposed approach is validated by a reactive transport case in a two-dimensional synthetic heterogeneous aquifer and a field-scale bioremediation experiment conducted at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The field application indicates that ethanol degradation for U(VI)-bioremediation is better approximated by zero-order reaction kinetics than first-order reaction kinetics.
Device and method for measuring the coefficient of performance of a heat pump
Brantley, Vanston R. (Knoxville, TN); Miller, Donald R. (Kingston, TN)
1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A method and instrument is provided which allows quick and accurate measurement of the coefficient of performance of an installed electrically powered heat pump including auxiliary resistance heaters. Temperature sensitive resistors are placed in the return and supply air ducts to measure the temperature increase of the air across the refrigerant and resistive heating elements of the system. The voltages across the resistors which are directly proportional to the respective duct temperatures are applied to the inputs of a differential amplifier so that its output voltage is proportional to the temperature difference across the unit. A voltage-to-frequency converter connected to the output of the differential amplifier converts the voltage signal to a proportional frequency signal. A digital watt meter is used to measure the power to the unit and produces a signal having a frequency proportional to the input power. A digital logic circuit ratios the temperature difference signal and the electric power input signal in a unique manner to produce a single number which is the coefficient of performance of the unit over the test interval. The digital logic and an in-situ calibration procedure enables the instrument to make these measurements in such a way that the ratio of heat flow/power input is obtained without computations. No specialized knowledge of thermodynamics or electronics is required to operate the instrument.
Effective anomalous Hall coefficient in an ultrathin Co layer sandwiched by Pt layers
Zhang, Peng; Wu, Di; Jiang, Zhengsheng; Sang, Hai, E-mail: weiwei.lin@u-psud.fr, E-mail: haisang@nju.edu.cn [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Lin, Weiwei, E-mail: weiwei.lin@u-psud.fr, E-mail: haisang@nju.edu.cn [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay 91405 (France)
2014-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
Anomalous Hall effect in Co/Pt multilayer is important to study the effect of interface with strong spin-orbit coupling. However, the shunting effect of the layers in such system and the circuit in the plane perpendicular to the injected current were overlooked in most works and thus, anomalous Hall coefficient in Co/Pt multilayer has not been determined accurately. Considering the shunting effect and the equivalent circuit, we show that the effective anomalous Hall coefficient of a 0.5?nm thick Co layer sandwiched by Pt layers R{sub S} is 0.29?±?0.01????cm/T at the zero temperature limit and increases to about 0.73????cm/T at the temperature of 300?K. R{sub S} is one order larger than that in bulk Co film, indicating the large contribution of the Co/Pt interface. R{sub S} increases with the resistivity of Co as well as a resistivity independent contribution of ?0.23?±?0.01????cm/T. The equivalent anomalous Hall current in the Co layer has a maximum of 1.1% of the injected transverse current in the Co layer around the temperature of 80?K.
Gallagher, S.M.; Curran, H.J.; Metcalfe, W.K.; Healy, D.; Simmie, J.M. [Combustion Chemistry Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland); Bourque, G. [Rolls-Royce Canada, Montreal (Canada)
2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
The oxidation of propane has been studied in the temperature range 680-970 K at compressed gas pressures of 21, 27, and 37 atm and at varying equivalence ratios of 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0. These data are consistent with other experiments presented in the literature for alkane fuels in that, when ignition delay times are plotted as a function of temperature, a characteristic negative coefficient behavior is observed. In addition, these data were simulated using a detailed chemical kinetic model. It was found that qualitatively the model correctly simulated the effect of change in equivalence ratio and pressure, predicting that fuel-rich, high-pressure mixtures ignite fastest, while fuel-lean, low-pressure mixtures ignite slowest. Moreover, reactivity as a function of temperature is well captured, with the model predicting negative temperature coefficient behavior similar to the experiments. Quantitatively the model is faster than experiment for all mixtures at the lowest temperatures (650-750 K) and is also faster than experiment throughout the entire temperature range for fuel-lean mixtures. (author)
Kaplan, D.; et. al
2010-01-11T23:59:59.000Z
The uncertainty associated with the sorption coefficient, or K{sub d} value, is one of the key uncertainties in estimating risk associated with burying low-level nuclear waste in the subsurface. The objective of this study was to measure >648 K{sub d} values and provide a measure of the range and distribution (normal or log-normal) of radionuclide K{sub d} values appropriate for the E-Area disposal site, within the Savannah River Site, near Aiken South Carolina. The 95% confidence level for the mean K{sub d} was twice the mean in the Aquifer Zone (18-30.5 m depth), equal to the mean for the Upper Vadose Zone (3.3-10 m depth), and half the mean for the Lower Vadose Zone (3.10-18 m depth). The distribution of K{sub d} values was log normal in the Upper Vadose Zone and Aquifer Zone, and normal in the Lower Vadose Zone. To our knowledge, this is the first report of natural radionuclide Kd variability in the literature. Using ranges and distribution coefficients that are specific to the hydrostratigraphic unit improved model accuracy and reduced model uncertainty. Unfortunately, extension of these conclusions to other sites is likely not appropriate given that each site has its own sources of hydrogeological variability. However, this study provides one of the first examples of the development stochastic ranges and distributions of K{sub d} values for a hydrological unit for stochastic modeling.
Chow, Mo-Yuen
Internet, networks, adaptive control, DC motors, distributed control, real time system. I. INTRODUCTION RECENT and advancing trend in the networked control area is to substitute specialized industrial networksAbstractThis paper presents an implementation of a networked PI controller using a gain scheduling
Hochberg, Michael
For natural ventilation to work, solar gains through the facade needed to be reduced--largely due to the enormous ventilation demands and the energy associated with moving and conditioning this air. Supported by local utility design assistance and incentives, a comprehensive approach was taken
Common Base Amplifier with 7-dB gain at 176 GHz in InP mesa DHBT Technology
Rodwell, Mark J. W.
power gain at 150.2 GHz. Index Terms -- InP heterojunction bipolar transistor, millimeter-wave amplifier Barbara, CA 93106, USA A. Fung, L. Samoska California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA Abstract -- We report common base power amplifiers designed for 140-220-GHz
DFIG-Based Wind Turbine Robust Control Using High-Order Sliding Modes and a High Gain Observer
Brest, Université de
with the power generation control in variable speed wind turbines. In this context, a control strategy and unmodeled dynamics (generator and turbine). The overall strategy has been validated on a 1.5-MW three.r.l. - All rights reserved. Keywords: Wind turbine (WT), Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG), high gain
Hong, Jin; Hui, Rongqing
2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
Using two-section dual-mode strongly gain-coupled (SGC) distributed feedback (DFB) lasers, tunable millimeter-wave (mm-wave) generation from 18 to 40 GHz can be achieved under CW bias conditions, Due to its high speed and excellent dynamic single...
Vasquez, Juan Carlos
nature of renewable energy sources and changes of load demand. Apart from that, the use of distributed of Distributed Energy Storage Systems for DC Microgrids Aldana, Nelson Leonardo Diaz; Dragicevic, Tomislav-Logic-Based Gain-Scheduling Control for State-of-Charge Balance of Distributed Energy Storage Systems for DC
Chatziantoniou, Damianos
IN GREECE» ( ) Abstract Income inequality gains significance from its close relationship with social distribution in Greece utilizing alternative data sources and employing several statistic and econometric is the introduction. Chapter 2 presents a detailed literature review of income inequality in Greece. Data
Nicholson, Scott
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
to improve customer service, manage acquisition budgets, or influence strategic decision-making about usesPreprint version of Nicholson, S. & Stanton, J. (2003). Gaining strategic advantage through bibliomining: Data mining for management decisions in corporate, special, digital, and traditional libraries
Energy gain spectroscopic study of Ar{sup q+}-Ar collisions at 40 qeV
Vancura, J.; Kostroun, V.O.
1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Energy gain spectra of Ar{sup q+}(8 {le} q {le} 16) on Ar at 40 qeV collision energy and 0.4 qeV energy resolution are presented. Capture into definite states of the projectile is observed which seems to exhibit a definite even-odd projectile charge state dependence.
Chow, Mo-Yuen
Abstract--Health management systems have been gaining substantial attentions in power engineering of the proposed health management systems. Index Terms--health management systems, power distribution systems will be used to illustrate the features of the proposed health management systems for power engineering
Mohaghegh, Shahab
-2007, at 0.1 percent, which equaled the state rate but fell far below the national average. In addition. Harrison County showed strong job growth in manufacturing (2.7 percent per year) during the past five years. The aerospace sector contributed significantly to manufacturing job gains during the period. Also posting strong
Wurtele, Jonathan
IEEEJOURNAL OF QUANTUMELECTRONICS, VOL. QE-21,NO. 7, JULY 1985 831 High-Gain Free Electron Lasers, AND J. S. WURTELE Abstract-High-power free electron lasers (FEL's) can be realized using induction. INTRODUCTION THE free electron laser (FEL)[11 can produce coherent radiation at wavelengths from
Analytic model of bunched beams for harmonic generation in the low-gain free electron laser regime
Wurtele, Jonathan
Analytic model of bunched beams for harmonic generation in the low-gain free electron laser regime employs free electron lasers (FELs) with two undulators: the first uses a seed laser to modulate Many proposed x-ray free electron lasers (FELs) are designed to produce radiation starting from
Mittelmann, Hans D.
, infrared sensors, and ultrasound sensors. These sensors are becoming increasingly important due to a wide locations are evaluated. Our goal is to assign each sensor to a particular direction such that the overallDirectional Sensor Control for Maximizing Information Gain Shankarachary Ragia, Hans D. Mittelmannb
Geb, David; Zhou, Feng; Catton, Ivan
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
the Hydraulic Drag and Heat Transfer Coefficients in Porous5] Locke, G. L. , 1950, “Heat Transfer and Flow FrictionA. P. , 1993, “Heat Transfer and Hydraulic Resistance in
Bradley, Gary Daniel
2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z
. Experimental pressure traces show the occurrence of significant air ingestion for orbits with amplitudes r>0.4c, and lubricant vapor cavitation when pressures drop to the lubricant saturation pressure (PSAT~0 bar). Identified force coefficients show the damper...
Seifert, Brent Alan
2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
the crosscoupled stiffness and effective damping coefficients. Inlet preswirl increases the magnitude of cross-coupled stiffness. Effective damping decreases with inlet preswirl, as well as the effective damping cross-over frequency increasing. These results...
Harrison, Mark A J; Cape, J Neil; Heal, Mathew R
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Henry’s Law coefficient is a key physical parameter in the partitioning, and hence environmental fate, of a chemical species between air and water. Despite the acknowledged polluting potential of phenol, 2-methylphenol (o-cresol) and 2...
Harrison, Mark A J
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Henry's Law coefficient is a key physical parameter in the partitioning, and hence environmental fate, of a chemical species between air and water. Despite the acknowledged polluting potential of phenol, 2-methylphenol ...
Azad, Abdul-Majeed
Active and Passive Elec. Comp., September 2003, Vol. 26, pp. 151166 ULTRA-LOW TEMPERATURE that this material system possessed low dielectric constant and ultra-low temperature coefficient of capacitance (TCC
Villena Lanzi, Alejandro J
1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A CORRELATION FOR THE COEFFICIENT OF ISOTHERMAL COMPRESSIBILITY OF BLACK OIL AT PRESSURES BELOW THE BUBBLE POINT A Thesis by ALEJANDRO J. VILLENA LAiVZI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1985 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineerrng A CORRELATION FOR THE COEFFICIENT OF ISOTHERMAL COMPRESSIBILITY OF BLACK OIL AT PRESSURES BELOW THE BUBBLE POINT A Thesis by ALEJANDRO J. VILLENA LANZI...
The role of surface energy coefficients and nuclear surface diffuseness in the fusion of heavy-ions
Ishwar Dutt; Rajeev K. Puri
2010-05-06T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the effect of surface energy coefficients as well as nuclear surface diffuseness in the proximity potential and ultimately in the fusion of heavy-ions. Here we employ different versions of surface energy coefficients. Our analysis reveals that these technical parameters can influence the fusion barriers by a significant amount. A best set of these parameters is also given that explains the experimental data nicely.
Darden, Matthew Aguirre
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
OF SKIN TRIBOLOGY AND ITS EFFECTS ON COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION AND OTHER TACTILE ATTRIBUTES INVOLVING POLYMER APPLICATIONS A Thesis by MATTHEW AGUIRRE DARDEN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... Tactile Attributes Involving Polymer Applications Copyright 2010 Matthew Aguirre Darden INVESTIGATION OF SKIN TRIBOLOGY AND ITS EFFECTS ON COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION AND OTHER TACTILE ATTRIBUTES INVOLVING POLYMER APPLICATIONS A Thesis...
Brennan, D. P. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Finn, J. M. [Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Feedback stabilization of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) modes in a tokamak is studied in a cylindrical model with a resistive wall, plasma resistivity, viscosity, and toroidal rotation. The control is based on a linear combination of the normal and tangential components of the magnetic field just inside the resistive wall. The feedback includes complex gain, for both the normal and for the tangential components, and it is known that the imaginary part of the feedback for the former is equivalent to plasma rotation [J. M. Finn and L. Chacon, Phys. Plasmas 11, 1866 (2004)]. The work includes (1) analysis with a reduced resistive MHD model for a tokamak with finite ? and with stepfunction current density and pressure profiles, and (2) computations with a full compressible visco-resistive MHD model with smooth decreasing profiles of current density and pressure. The equilibria are stable for ??=?0 and the marginal stability values ?{sub rp,rw}?gain with normal sensors or plasma rotation stabilizes below ?{sub rp,iw} because rotation suppresses the diffusion of flux from the plasma out through the wall and, more surprisingly, (b) rotation or imaginary gain with normal sensors destabilizes above ?{sub rp,iw} because it prevents the feedback flux from entering the plasma through the resistive wall to form a virtual wall. A method of using complex gain G{sub i} to optimize in the presence of rotation in this regime with ??>??{sub rp,iw} is presented. The effect of imaginary gain with tangential sensors is more complicated but essentially destabilizes above and below ?{sub rp,iw}.
Sassiat, P.R.; Mourier, P.; Caude, M.H.; Rosset, R.H.
1987-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Diffusion coefficients of acetone, benzene, naphthalene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, phenanthrene, pyrene, and chrysene have been measured by a chromatographic broadening technique in an open capillary tube (950 x 0.103 cm) filled with pure supercritical carbon dioxide or, in the case of benzene, with CO/sub 2/-methanol mixtures ranging from 0 to 100% in methanol. In pure supercritical CO/sub 2/, diffusion coefficients decrease when density increases; they increase linearly vs. the reciprocal of the viscosity; a linear relationship exists between the logarithms of the diffusion coefficients and the molar volumes with a slope of 0.6. Finally, in the range 0.6-0.9 g cm/sup -3/, the Wilke and Chang equation for the calculation of diffusion coefficients is valid for supercritical CO/sub 2/. For methanol-CO/sub 2/ mixtures there is no discontinuity of the diffusion coefficient of benzene when the methanol content varies from 0 to 100%. In the usual supercritical chromatographic conditions with a methanol content less than 10%, diffusion coefficients are at least 4 times higher than in pure methanol.
COWLEY, W.L.
2003-03-19T23:59:59.000Z
This report presents the general methodology of calculating the atmospheric dispension coefficients ({chi}/Q{prime}s) to be used in the safety basis documents for the tank farm facilities. Values of {chi}/Q{prime} given in this report were generated using the GXQ code Version 4.0F, which reproduces the statistical treatment of the Hanford Site joint frequency meteorology specified in U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Guide (NRC) 1.145, ''Atmospheric Dispersion Models for Potential Accident Consequence Assessments ut Nuclear Power Plants''. GXQ is documented in WHC-SD-GN-SWD-30002, GXQ 4.0 Program Users' Guide, and a listing of the code is shown in Appendix A. Alternate calculations used to verify the GXQ results are contained in the appendices. The alternate calculations are included to demonstrate compliance with Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA)-1 requirements for software use. Calculation of the basic dispersion parameters used at the tank farms is discussed in Section 2.2 with results given in Section 2.2.6. Specific assumptions and input used to generate the {chi}/Q{prime}s at the tank farms are discussed. The logarithmic interpolation procedure used to generate {chi}/Q{prime}s used for long-duration (>2 hr) releases is described in detail. A sample input file and a set of run files are listed in Appendix B. Modifications to the basic dispersion coefficients to account for plume depletion, momentum/thermal plume rise, and large source effects are discussed in Section 2.3 with examples calculated. Corresponding sample run files are listed in Appendix C. The GXQ results were verified using a set of alternate calculations documented in Chapter 3.0. Special GXQ run files used in the independent verification are listed in Appendices D, E, and F. Chapters 4.0 and 5.0 present detailed discussions of the procedures used to estimate radiological and toxicological exposures using the dispersion coefficients developed in Chapters 2.0 and 3.0. Additional {chi}/Q{prime} values that were requested to support the documented safety analysis (DSA) are included as Appendices G, H, I, and J. Future requests for {chi}/Q{prime}s will be documented as additional appendices to this report.
Engineering of AlGaN-Delta-GaN Quantum-Well Gain Media for Mid-and Deep-Ultraviolet Lasers
Gilchrist, James F.
Engineering of AlGaN-Delta-GaN Quantum-Well Gain Media for Mid- and Deep-Ultraviolet Lasers Volume.1109/JPHOT.2013.2248705 1943-0655/$31.00 Ó2013 IEEE #12;Engineering of AlGaN-Delta-GaN Quantum-Well Gain@Lehigh.Edu). Abstract: The gain characteristics of AlGaN-delta-GaN quantum wells (QWs) with varying delta-GaN positions
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
294. DÉTERMINATION GRAPHIQUE DES COEFFICIENTS DE FRESNEL EN INCIDENCE OBLIQUE A LA SURFACE DE coefficients de Fresnel ainsi obtenus, on a également déterminé pour diverses incidences le facteur de. Cette précision atteint I/I000 en valeur relative pour les coefficients de Fresnel et quelques millièmes
Kinetic freeze-out, particle spectra and harmonic flow coefficients from mode-by-mode hydrodynamics
Stefan Floerchinger; Urs Achim Wiedemann
2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z
The kinetic freeze-out for the hydrodynamical description of relativistic heavy ion collisions is discussed using a background-fluctuation splitting of the hydrodynamical fields. For a single event, the particle spectrum, or its logarithm, can be written as the sum of background part that is symmetric with respect to azimuthal rotations and longitudinal boosts and a part containing the contribution of fluctuations or deviations from the background. Using a complete orthonormal basis to characterize the initial state allows one to write the double differential harmonic flow coefficients determined by the two-particle correlation method as matrix expressions involving the initial fluid correlations. We discuss the use of these expressions for a mode-by-mode analysis of fluctuating initial conditions in heavy ion collisions.
Austin, Larry Morton
1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
" ? ' + 2 2 3 x x x The expansion of Equation (I-4) is as follows. (. D + f (x) ] R) + g (x) j y = [ D + f (x) 3 L y' t g (x) y ) = D I. y ' + g (x) y J + f (x) Ly ' + g (x) y) = y" +g(x) y' + g'(x) y + f(x) y' + f (x) g (x) y . Collecting terms, we... have Y" + & 9 (x) + f(x) ) Y' + &g'(x) + I (x) 9 (x) &Y = O. (I-6) The similarity between Equations (I-3) and (I-5) is obvious, and we note that both equations are monic. Thus, equating the coefficients of y' and y in the two equations yields...
Drag coefficient for the air-sea exchange: foam impact in hurricane conditions
Golbraikh, Ephim
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A physical model is proposed for the estimation of the foam impact on the variation of the effective drag coefficient, C_d, with reference to the wind speed U10 in stormy and hurricane conditions. In the present model C_d is approximated by partitioning the sea surface into foam-covered and foam-free areas. Based on the available optical and radiometric measurements of the fractional foam coverage and the characteristic roughness of the sea-surface in the saturation limit of the foam coverage, the model yields the resulting dependence of C_d vs U10. This dependence is in fair agreement with that evaluated from field measurements of the vertical variation of the mean wind speed.
Impact of higher-order flows in the moment equations on Pfirsch-Schlüter friction coefficients
Honda, M., E-mail: honda.mitsuru@jaea.go.jp [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193 (Japan)
2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
The impact of the higher-order flows in the moment approach on an estimate of the friction coefficients is numerically examined. The higher-order flows are described by the lower-order hydrodynamic flows using the collisional plasma assumption. Their effects have not been consistently taken into account thus far in the widely used neoclassical transport codes based on the moment equations in terms of the Pfirsch-Schlüter flux. Due to numerically solving the friction-flow matrix without using the small-mass ratio expansion, it is clearly revealed that incorporating the higher-order flow effects is of importance especially for plasmas including multiple hydrogenic ions and other lighter species with similar masses.
Surface diffusion coefficient of Au atoms on single layer graphene grown on Cu
Ruffino, F., E-mail: francesco.ruffino@ct.infn.it; Cacciato, G.; Grimaldi, M. G. [Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia-Universitá di Catania, via S. Sofia 64, 95123 Catania, Italy and MATIS IMM-CNR, via S. Sofia 64, 95123 Catania (Italy)
2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z
A 5?nm thick Au film was deposited on single layer graphene sheets grown on Cu. By thermal processes, the dewetting phenomenon of the Au film on the graphene was induced so to form Au nanoparticles. The mean radius, surface-to-surface distance, and surface density evolution of the nanoparticles on the graphene sheets as a function of the annealing temperature were quantified by scanning electron microscopy analyses. These quantitative data were analyzed within the classical mean-field nucleation theory so to obtain the temperature-dependent Au atoms surface diffusion coefficient on graphene: D{sub S}(T)=[(8.2±0.6)×10{sup ?8}]exp[?(0.31±0.02(eV)/(at) )/kT]?cm{sup 2}/s.