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IE  

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/ / / / / ORAU 89/J-178 IE Prepared by Oak Ridge Associated VERIFICATION Universities OF Prepared for the Division of 1983 AND 1984 REMEDIAL ACTIONS Facility and Site Decommissioning NIAGARA FALLS STORAGE SITE I P rojets VICINITY PROPERTIES U.S. Department of Energy LEWISTON, NEW YORK I~~~| ~S. A. WICAL, M. R. LANDIS, and A. J. BOERNER I I I I I Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program l3*~~~~~~~ ~~~Energy/Environment Systems Division FINAL REPORT DECEMBER 1989 I VERIFICATION OF 1983 AND 1984 REMEDIAL ACTIONS NIAGARA FALLS STORAGE SITE VICINITY PROPERTIES LEWISTON, NEW YORK 3~~ ~~~~~~1 ~Prepared by S.A. Wical, M.R. Landis, and A.J. Boerner Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program Energy/Environment Systems Division Oak Ridge Associated Universities Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117

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ARM - CERA COPS Data  

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COPS Data CERA COPS Data COPS data are available in the CERA database of the World Data Center for Climate. Individual COPS entries are available as follows: copsadlr: from...

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ARM - Field Campaign - COPS - Initiation of Convection and the  

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govCampaignsCOPS - Initiation of Convection and the Microphysical govCampaignsCOPS - Initiation of Convection and the Microphysical Properties of Clouds in Orographic Terrain Campaign Links AMF Black Forest Deployment Related Campaigns COPS - AOS Intercomparison 2007.08.09, Jefferson, AMF COPS - ADMIRARI at Black Forest 2007.07.30, Battaglia, AMF COPS - University of Cologne Micromet Station 2007.07.23, Schween, AMF COPS - Cloud Microwave Validation Experiment in Support of CLOWD 2007.06.22, Vogelmann, AMF COPS - WILI Coherent Doppler Wind Lidar at Black Forest 2007.05.10, Althausen, AMF COPS - Multi Wavelength Raman Lidar (MWL) at Black Forest 2007.05.10, Althausen, AMF COPS - 35.5 GHz Cloud Radar Comparison at Black Forest 2007.05.01, Handwerker, AMF COPS - HATPRO at Black Forest 2007.04.01, Crewell, AMF COPS - Micro-Rain Radar at Black Forest

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IES Calibration and Mapping Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The procedures used in the Synoptic Ocean Prediction experiment for calibration of inverted echo sounder (IES) travel time ? data have led to substantially improved accuracy. In previous work, ? was converted to main thermocline depth ZT using ...

Karen L. Tracey; Stephan D. Howden; D. Randolph Watts

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Event:COP 18 Side Event | Open Energy Information  

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COP 18 Side Event COP 18 Side Event Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png COP 18 Side Event: Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Development: on 2012/11/30 At the U.S. Center in Doha, Qatar, during the UNFCCC's eighteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 18) from 26 November - 7 December, the LEDS Global Partnership will host a side event: Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Development. Event Details Name COP 18 Side Event: Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Development Date 2012/11/30 Location Doha, Qatar Organizer LEDS Global Partnership Tags LEDS, CLEAN, Training Website Event Website Ret LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. rieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Event:COP_18_Side_Event&oldid=538797"

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Benchmarking Optimization Software with COPS 3.0  

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May 11, 2004 ... Benchmarking Optimization Software with COPS 3.0. Elizabeth D. Dolan (dolan * **at*** cs.unc.edu) Jorge J. More' (more ***at*** mcs.anl.gov)

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COP 18 Side Event Agenda | Open Energy Information  

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COP 18 Side Event Agenda COP 18 Side Event Agenda Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us COP18 Side Event Announcement Agenda Speakers Agenda LEDSGPSideEvent Agenda.pdf Powered by OpenEI ledsgp.org is built on the same platform as the popular Wikipedia site. Like Wikipedia, it is a "wiki" or website developed collaboratively by a community of users. Thanks to our unique relationship with OpenEI.org, you can add or edit most content on ledsgp.org. For more information about this unique collaboration, contact us. View or edit this page on OpenEI.org. Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=COP_18_Side_Event_Agenda&oldid=588616"

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Event:COP17 Knowledge Broker Reception | Open Energy Information  

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COP17 Knowledge Broker Reception COP17 Knowledge Broker Reception Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png COP17 Knowledge Broker Reception: 18.00-20.00 on 2011/12/05 An informal get together for Climate Knowledge Brokers attending COP. It's on the patio at the Oasis Centre. Join us for drinks and snacks. Oasis is only 10 minutes' walk from the conference centre and is on the No 3 bus route towards North Beach. Event Details Name COP17 Knowledge Broker Reception Date 2011/12/05 Time 18.00-20.00 Location Oasis Centre, 44 K.E. Masinga Road (44 Old Fort Road) Organizer Lisa McNamara (CDKN) Lisa.McNamara@cdkn.org Tags Climate Knowledge Broker Website Event Website Ret LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. rieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Event:COP17_Knowledge_Broker_Reception&oldid=391869

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COP 18 Side Event: Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Event: Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Event: Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Development Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us COP18 Side Event Announcement Agenda Speakers COP 18 Side Event - Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Development 30 November 2012 Doha, Qatar, U.S. Center On 30 November 2012 at the U.S. Center in Doha, Qatar, during the UNFCCC's eighteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 18) from 26 November - 7 December, the LEDS Global Partnership will host a side event: Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Development. The event is an initiative of the LEDS Global Partnership (http://openei.org/wiki/LEDSGP), founded to advance low emissions

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Sugar++: A SAT-Based MAX-CSP/COP Solver Tomoya Tanjo1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sugar++: A SAT-Based MAX-CSP/COP Solver Tomoya Tanjo1 , Naoyuki Tamura2 , and Mutsunori Banbara2 1 describes some features of Sugar++, a SAT-based MAX- CSP/COP solver entering the Third International CSP Solver Competition. In our approach, a MAX-CSP is translated into a Constraint Optimization Problem (COP

Banbara, Mutsunori

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Hardness Standardization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... metallic products. • NIST produces a variety of hardness Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for industry. • The NIST ...

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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www.ucd.ie/science UCD SCIENCE  

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* D N 200 SC IEN C E 4 N ew Pathw ays to Teaching M athem atics and Science www.ucd.ie/science UCD SCIENCE 2013 Discover. Experience. Choose. #12;2 www.ucd.ie/science Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 6 DN & Biomolecular Sciences Pharmacology 12 DN200 Neuroscience 11 DN200 Plant Biology 14 DN200 Physiology 13 DN200

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COP 18 Side Event General Information | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » COP 18 Side Event General Information Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us COP18 Side Event Announcement Agenda Speakers General Information LEDSGPDoha - Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Development.pdf Powered by OpenEI ledsgp.org is built on the same platform as the popular Wikipedia site. Like Wikipedia, it is a "wiki" or website developed collaboratively by a community of users. Thanks to our unique relationship with OpenEI.org, you

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Ormesa IE Geothermal Facility | Open Energy Information  

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Ormesa IE Geothermal Facility Ormesa IE Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Ormesa IE Geothermal Facility General Information Name Ormesa IE Geothermal Facility Facility Ormesa IE Sector Geothermal energy Location Information Address 3300 East Evan Hewes Highway Location Holtville, California Zip 92250 Coordinates 32.804103492985°, -115.2475476265° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.804103492985,"lon":-115.2475476265,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Crystal structure of [alpha]-COP in complex with [epsilon]-COP provides insight into the architecture of the COPI vesicular coat  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The heptameric coatomer complex forms the protein shell of membrane-bound vesicles that are involved in transport from the Golgi to the endoplasmatic reticulum and in intraGolgi trafficking. The heptamer can be dissected into a heterotetrameric F-subcomplex, which displays similarities to the adapter complex of the 'inner' coat in clathrin-coated vesicles, and a heterotrimeric B-subcomplex, which is believed to form an 'outer' coat with a morphology distinct from that of clathrin-coated vesicles. We have determined the crystal structure of the complex between the C-terminal domain (CTD) of {alpha}-COP and full-length {epsilon}-COP, two components of the B-subcomplex, at a 2.9 {angstrom} resolution. The {alpha}-COP{sup CTD} {center_dot} {epsilon}-COP heterodimer forms a rod-shaped structure, in which {epsilon}-COP adopts a tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR) fold that deviates substantially from the canonical superhelical conformation. The {alpha}-COP CTD adopts a U-shaped architecture that complements the TPR fold of {epsilon}-COP. The {epsilon}-COP TPRs form a circular bracelet that wraps around a protruding {beta}-hairpin of the {alpha}-COP CTD, thus interlocking the two proteins. The {alpha}-COPCTD {center_dot} {epsilon}-COP complex forms heterodimers in solution, and we demonstrate biochemically that the heterodimer directly interacts with the Dsl1 tethering complex. These data suggest that the heterodimer is exposed on COPI vesicles, while the remaining part of the B-subcomplex oligomerizes underneath into a cage.

Hsia, Kuo-Chiang; Hoelz, André (Rockefeller)

2010-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Consciousness in Robots: The Hard Problem and Some Less Hard Problems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Consciousness in Robots: The Hard Problem and Some Less Hard Problems B. J. MacLennan Department it is also important. Finally we explore the Hard Problem for robots (i.e., whether they can experience sub, intentional- ity, evolutionary psychology, artificial life, autonomous robots, the hard problem I

Tennessee, University of

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The .HonorabIe Wdliam S. Cohen  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

NY&~ ' NY&~ ' .. f % ' ,a. ' - _ The Secretary of Energy Washington. bC 20585 ' . *-. .October 10, 1997 ' , :- * The .HonorabIe Wdliam S. Cohen : Secretary ofDefense Washington, D.C. 203Oi *' , ' ~. , :. . &karMr.Secietaty: . ,. . . , The Congress recently sebt to the President for signature the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act,' 1998. Among other provisions, this bill would immediately transfer responsibility for' the Formerly ' Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) from the Department of Energy to the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Assuming that this transfer becomes law, but without prejudging the President' s decision, the Department of Energy will work with the Corps to ensure a prompt and smooth transition, consistent with the wishes of the

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Microsoft PowerPoint - 090402_cops_backup.pptx  

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Goal: Goal: Advance the quality of forecasts of orographically-induced convective precipitation by 4D observations and modeling of its life cycle precipitation by 4D observations and modeling of its life cycle Volker Wulfmeyer Institute of Physics and Meteorology (IPM) f y gy ( ) University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany and the COPS International Science Steering Committee Motivation and strategy Set up and performance Set up and performance First highlights Ongoing and future projects Wulfmeyer et al., Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 89(10), 1477-1486, 2008, Ongoing and future projects 1 April 2, 2009 19 th Annual ARM Science Team Meeting, Louisville, USA DOI:10.1175/2008BAMS2367.1. The Importance of Orography for Weather d Cli t R h and Climate Research Global population density 1995 1 k h i t l E

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COP 18 Side Event Biography | Open Energy Information  

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Event Biography Event Biography Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us COP18 Side Event Announcement Agenda Speakers Speakers Ron Benioff serves as Manager of Multilateral Programs for the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In this capacity he manages NREL's work on clean energy and environmental and climate initiatives with international agencies and countries in all regions of the world. This includes serving as director of the LEDS Global Partnership Secretariat and of the Green Growth Best Practices Initiative and providing senior management leadership of the Clean Energy Solutions Center, a Clean Energy Ministerial initiative.

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future December 7, 2010 - 11:16pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Yesterday, Secretary Chu addressed the U.S. Center in Cancun, Mexico, as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) that has been taking place there over the past week. His speech focused the essential role that international collaborations must play in finding new solutions to energy and climate challenges, solutions that will benefit us all. You can view the Secretary's remarks in full below: John Schueler is a New Media Specialist with the Office of Public Affairs. Addthis Related Articles Secretary Chu to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancun

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department of Energy  

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at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future December 7, 2010 - 11:16pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Yesterday, Secretary Chu addressed the U.S. Center in Cancun, Mexico, as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) that has been taking place there over the past week. His speech focused the essential role that international collaborations must play in finding new solutions to energy and climate challenges, solutions that will benefit us all. You can view the Secretary's remarks in full below: John Schueler is a New Media Specialist with the Office of Public Affairs. Addthis Related Articles Secretary Chu to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancun

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Comparison of Raman Lidar Observations of Water Vapor with COSMO-DE Forecasts during COPS 2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Water vapor measurements with the multiwavelength Raman lidar Backscatter Extinction Lidar-Ratio Temperature Humidity Profiling Apparatus (BERTHA) were performed during the Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS) in the ...

Christian Herold; Dietrich Althausen; Detlef Müller; Matthias Tesche; Patric Seifert; Ronny Engelmann; Cyrille Flamant; Rohini Bhawar; Paolo Di Girolamo

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Analysis Using IED-Recorded Data: Implementation and Integration  

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-recorded substation data in an automatic way. It focuses on adding new automated functions built on the top of the substation IED database. There are several types of modern IEDs used in today's substations. Different file of integrating IED data collected by different IED types and then focuses on how to use the integrated substation

Kezunovic, Mladen

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NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FOR SOLID STATE LIGHTING, IES ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... _____ 22/P13b* IES LM-66:2000 Single-Ended Compact Fluorescent Lamps - Intensity Measurements ... NVLAP ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING ...

2013-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: IES Virtual Environment  

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IES Virtual Environment IES Virtual Environment IES Virtual Environment Logo The IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) is a powerful, in-depth suite of building performance analysis tools. It allows the design and operation of comfortable buildings that consume significantly less energy. Whether working on a new build or renovation project, the VE allows designers to test different options, identify best passive solutions, compare low-carbon & renewable technologies, and draw conclusions on energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, and much more. There are various tools in the suite; each designed to provide sustainable analysis at levels suitable for different design team members and design stages. All utilise our Apache dynamic thermal simulation engine, and an integrated central data model, which has direct links to SketchUp™,

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Microsoft Word - What's New in IE8 v3  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

What's New in Internet Explorer V8? Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) has a different look and feel than Internet Explorer 6. It also has some additional functionality and security...

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Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Integrated Energy Systems (IES) combine on-site power or distributed generation technologies with thermally activated technologies to provide cooling, heating, humidity control, energy storage and/or other process functions using thermal energy normally wasted in the production of electricity/power. IES produce electricity and byproduct thermal energy onsite, with the potential of converting 80 percent or more of the fuel into useable energy. IES have the potential to offer the nation the benefits of unprecedented energy efficiency gains, consumer choice and energy security. It may also dramatically reduce industrial and commercial building sector carbon and air pollutant emissions and increase source energy efficiency. Applications of distributed energy and Combined heat and power (CHP) in ''Commercial and Institutional Buildings'' have, however, been historically limited due to insufficient use of byproduct thermal energy, particularly during summer months when heating is at a minimum. In recent years, custom engineered systems have evolved incorporating potentially high-value services from Thermally Activated Technologies (TAT) like cooling and humidity control. Such TAT equipment can be integrated into a CHP system to utilize the byproduct heat output effectively to provide absorption cooling or desiccant humidity control for the building during these summer months. IES can therefore expand the potential thermal energy services and thereby extend the conventional CHP market into building sector applications that could not be economically served by CHP alone. Now more than ever, these combined cooling, heating and humidity control systems (IES) can potentially decrease carbon and air pollutant emissions, while improving source energy efficiency in the buildings sector. Even with these improvements over conventional CHP systems, IES face significant technological and economic hurdles. Of crucial importance to the success of IES is the ability to treat the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water heating, lighting, and power systems loads as parts of an integrated system, serving the majority of these loads either directly or indirectly from the CHP output. The CHP Technology Roadmaps (Buildings and Industry) have focused research and development on a comprehensive integration approach: component integration, equipment integration, packaged and modular system development, system integration with the grid, and system integration with building and process loads. This marked change in technology research and development has led to the creation of a new acronym to better reflect the nature of development in this important area of energy efficiency: Integrated Energy Systems (IES). Throughout this report, the terms ''CHP'' and ''IES'' will sometimes be used interchangeably, with CHP generally reserved for the electricity and heat generating technology subsystem portion of an IES. The focus of this study is to examine the potential for IES in buildings when the system perspective is taken, and the IES is employed as a dynamic system, not just as conventional CHP. This effort is designed to determine market potential by analyzing IES performance on an hour-by-hour basis, examining the full range of building types, their loads and timing, and assessing how these loads can be technically and economically met by IES.

LeMar, P.

2002-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - ieRoadmap Workshop_FINAL.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

First-ever ieRoadmap Workshop Reviews Progress in Achieving Roadmap Goals First-ever ieRoadmap Workshop Reviews Progress in Achieving Roadmap Goals On May 28-29, 2008, the first ieRoadmap Workshop was held to assist the energy sector in assessing alignment of current industry projects with the goals outlined in the Roadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Energy Sector. Held in Chicago, Illinois, the workshop was sponsored by the Energy Sector Control Systems Working Group (ESCSWG), made up of private sector and government leaders working to facilitate and guide the implementation of the Roadmap Approximately 50 participants, including asset owners, project leaders, vendors, researchers, and program managers, attended the two-day workshop. Project leads from 25 industry projects focusing on securing energy control systems presented their research

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Microsoft PowerPoint - PA CoP Status and plans.pptx  

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of Practice Status and Plans Performance Assessment Community of Practice Technical Exchange May 25, 2011 Martin J Letourneau DOE Office of Environmental Compliance 5/25/2011 Print Close 2 History and Background * Originally envisioned and established in 2008 under DOE HLW Corporate Board * Very DOE and EM oriented * Sponsored 2 technical exchange meetings (Salt Lake and Richland) * Went dormant when HLW Corporate Board was on hiatus * Corporate Board Shifted to Office of Environmental Compliance * Identified opportunity to make PA CoP broader and free- standing 5/25/2011 Print Close 3 Initial Steering Committee Meeting * Met Monday to develop path forward and work on charter - Alaa aly, Intera

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Rockwell Hardness Measurement of  

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Materials ­ Rockwell hardness test (scales A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, N, T) ­ Part 1: Test method, 1999-09-01 ISO 6508-2 Metallic Materials ­ Rockwell hardness test (scales A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, N, T) ­ Part for testing the vast varieties of materials and part geometries for which Rockwell hardness may be used

Colton, Jonathan S.

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Session: Hard Rock Penetration  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This session at the Geothermal Energy Program Review X: Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market consisted of five presentations: ''Hard Rock Penetration - Summary'' by George P. Tennyson, Jr.; ''Overview - Hard Rock Penetration'' by James C. Dunn; ''An Overview of Acoustic Telemetry'' by Douglas S. Drumheller; ''Lost Circulation Technology Development Status'' by David A. Glowka; ''Downhole Memory-Logging Tools'' by Peter Lysne.

Tennyson, George P. Jr.; Dunn, James C.; Drumheller, Douglas S.; Glowka, David A.; Lysne, Peter

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy optimization in ice hockey halls I. The system COP as a multivariable function, brine and design choices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This work is the first of a series of articles addressing the energy optimization in ice hockey halls. Here we outline an analytic method to predict in which design and operating conditions the COP of the entire cooling system (refrigerator and cooling tower) ${\\rm COP}_{sys}$ is maximum. ${\\rm COP}_{sys}$ is investigated as a function of several variables, like electric consumption and brine physical properties. With this method, the best configuration and brine choices for the system can therefore be determined in advance. We estimate the optimal design of an average-sized ice rink, including pipe diameter, depth and brine type (ethylene glycol and ammonia). We also single out an optimal brine density and show the impact of the electric consumption of the pump on ${\\rm COP}_{sys}$. Our theoretical predictions are validated with heat flow measurement data obtained at an ice hockey hall in Finland. They are also confronted with technical and cost-related constraints, and implemented by simulations with the pr...

Ferrantelli, Andrea; Räikkönen, Miska; Viljanen, Martti

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HARD X-RAY AND MICROWAVE OBSERVATIONS OF MICROFLARES Jiong Qiu,1, 2  

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HARD X-RAY AND MICROWAVE OBSERVATIONS OF MICROFLARES Jiong Qiu,1, 2 Chang Liu,2 Dale E. Gary,2 Gelu, we study solar microflares using the coordinated hard X-ray and microwave observations obtained the time derivative of soft X-rays and 14­20 keV hard X-rays, i.e., the Neupert effect, in about one

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Hard probes 2006 Asilomar  

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"The second international conference on hard and electromagnetic probes of high-energy nuclear collisions was held June 9 to 16, 2006 at the Asilomar Conference grounds in Pacific Grove, California" (photo and 1/2 page)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data from Black Forest Germany for the Convective and Orographically Induced Precipitation Study (COPS)  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

ARM maintains three major, permanent sites for data collection and deploys the ARM Mobile Facility to other sites as determined. In 2007 the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) operated in the Black Forest region of Germany as part of the Convective and Orographically Induced Precipitation Study (COPS). Scientists studied rainfall resulting from atmospheric uplift (convection) in mountainous terrain, otherwise known as orographic precipitation. This was part of a six -year duration of the German Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting (QPF) Program. See the COPS home at https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/spp-iop/index.htm and the QPF homepage at http://www.meteo.uni-bonn.de/projekte/SPPMeteo/ Information obtained during COPS will not only aid regional weather forecasts to help protect people and land, but will also help scientists determine how clouds affect the climate in complex terrain around the world. Because of its relevance to society, COPS has been endorsed as a Research and Development Project by the World Weather Research Program. This program was established by the World Meteorological Organization to develop improved and cost-effective forecasting techniques, with an emphasis on high-impact weather. [Taken from http://www.arm.gov/sites/amf/blackforest/] A large collection of data plots based on data streams from specific instruments used at Black Forest are available via a link from ARM's Black Forest site information page. Users will be requested to create a password, but the plots and the data files in the ARM Archive are free for viewing and downloading. The URL to go directly to the ARM Archive, bypassing the information pages, is http://www.archive.arm.gov/ The Office of Biological and Environmental Research in DOE's Office of Science is responsible for the ARM Program. The ARM Archive physically resides at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Lightweight and Statistical Techniques for Petascale Debugging: Correctness on Petascale Systems (CoPS) Preliminry Report  

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Petascale platforms with O(10{sup 5}) and O(10{sup 6}) processing cores are driving advancements in a wide range of scientific disciplines. These large systems create unprecedented application development challenges. Scalable correctness tools are critical to shorten the time-to-solution on these systems. Currently, many DOE application developers use primitive manual debugging based on printf or traditional debuggers such as TotalView or DDT. This paradigm breaks down beyond a few thousand cores, yet bugs often arise above that scale. Programmers must reproduce problems in smaller runs to analyze them with traditional tools, or else perform repeated runs at scale using only primitive techniques. Even when traditional tools run at scale, the approach wastes substantial effort and computation cycles. Continued scientific progress demands new paradigms for debugging large-scale applications. The Correctness on Petascale Systems (CoPS) project is developing a revolutionary debugging scheme that will reduce the debugging problem to a scale that human developers can comprehend. The scheme can provide precise diagnoses of the root causes of failure, including suggestions of the location and the type of errors down to the level of code regions or even a single execution point. Our fundamentally new strategy combines and expands three relatively new complementary debugging approaches. The Stack Trace Analysis Tool (STAT), a 2011 R&D 100 Award Winner, identifies behavior equivalence classes in MPI jobs and highlights behavior when elements of the class demonstrate divergent behavior, often the first indicator of an error. The Cooperative Bug Isolation (CBI) project has developed statistical techniques for isolating programming errors in widely deployed code that we will adapt to large-scale parallel applications. Finally, we are developing a new approach to parallelizing expensive correctness analyses, such as analysis of memory usage in the Memgrind tool. In the first two years of the project, we have successfully extended STAT to determine the relative progress of different MPI processes. We have shown that the STAT, which is now included in the debugging tools distributed by Cray with their large-scale systems, substantially reduces the scale at which traditional debugging techniques are applied. We have extended CBI to large-scale systems and developed new compiler based analyses that reduce its instrumentation overhead. Our results demonstrate that CBI can identify the source of errors in large-scale applications. Finally, we have developed MPIecho, a new technique that will reduce the time required to perform key correctness analyses, such as the detection of writes to unallocated memory. Overall, our research results are the foundations for new debugging paradigms that will improve application scientist productivity by reducing the time to determine which package or module contains the root cause of a problem that arises at all scales of our high end systems. While we have made substantial progress in the first two years of CoPS research, significant work remains. While STAT provides scalable debugging assistance for incorrect application runs, we could apply its techniques to assertions in order to observe deviations from expected behavior. Further, we must continue to refine STAT's techniques to represent behavioral equivalence classes efficiently as we expect systems with millions of threads in the next year. We are exploring new CBI techniques that can assess the likelihood that execution deviations from past behavior are the source of erroneous execution. Finally, we must develop usable correctness analyses that apply the MPIecho parallelization strategy in order to locate coding errors. We expect to make substantial progress on these directions in the next year but anticipate that significant work will remain to provide usable, scalable debugging paradigms.

de Supinski, B R; Miller, B P; Liblit, B

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard boiling eggs  

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Hard boiling eggs Hard boiling eggs Name: Sandburg J High Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: We have been studying chemical and physical changes in 6th grade science class and we were wondering whether hard boiling an egg would be a chemical or a physical change? Thanks for a reply! Replies: You decide. Here's what's going on: the proteins in the fresh egg are in the shape of tight little balls. When you boil the egg, these proteins unravel ("denature"), like balls of yarn unraveling into loose skeins. The strands of protein then get all tangled up with one another, so much so that they are locked in place and can no longer move. They also lock into place the other liquid components of the egg, forming all together what's called a "gel" instead of the liquid you started off with. The gel acts like a soft, rubbery solid because of the network of protein strands holding it all together. It's certainly true that when the protein denatures some chemical bonds are broken, but the most important effect is the tangling up process.

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SUPER HARD SURFACED POLYMERS  

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High energy ion beam surface treatments were applied to a selected group of polymers. Of the six materials in the present study, four were thermoplastics (polycarbonate, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, and polystyrene) and two were thermosets (epoxy and polyimide). The particular epoxy evaluated in this work is one of the resins used in formulating fiber reinforced composites for military helicopter blades. Measures of mechanical properties of the near surface regions were obtained by nanoindentation hardness and pin on disk wear. Attempts were also made to measure erosion resistance by particle impact. All materials were hardness tested. Pristine materials were very soft, having values in the range of approximately 0.1 to 0.5 GPa. Ion beam treatment increased hardness by up to 50 times compared to untreated materials. For reference, all materials were hardened to values higher than those typical of stainless steels. Wear tests were carried out on three of the materials, PET, PI and epoxy. On the ion beam treated epoxy no wear could be detected, whereas the untreated material showed significant wear.

Mansur, Louis K [ORNL; Bhattacharya, R [UES, Incorporated, Dayton, OH; Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL; Clemons, Art [ORNL; Eberle, Cliff [ORNL; Evans, H B [UES, Incorporated, Dayton, OH; Janke, Christopher James [ORNL; Jolly, Brian C [ORNL; Lee, E H [Consultant, Milpitas, CA; Leonard, Keith J [ORNL; Trejo, Rosa M [ORNL; Rivard, John D [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard physics in PHENIX  

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We review recent results on hard observables in p+p, d+A and A+A collisions obtained by the PHENIX experiment. Emphasis is put on those measurements that provide insight into the properties of hot QCD media expected to be created in nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC energies. Direct photon spectra, jet properties and heavy quarks production measured in p+p and d+Au collisions are compared to the same observables extracted in heavy ion collisions to find modifications due to the presence of hot QCD matter.

D. Peressounko; for the PHENIX collaboration

2005-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy optimization in ice hockey halls I. The system COP as a multivariable function, brine and design choices  

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This work is the first in a series of articles addressing the energy optimization in ice hockey halls. Here we adopt an analytical method, called functional optimization, to find which design and operating conditions maximize the Coefficient Of Performance of the entire cooling system (brine pumps and cooling tower), which we call ${\\rm COP}_{sys}$. This is addressed as a function of several variables, like electric consumption and brine physical properties. By maximizing such function, the best configuration and brine choices for the system can thus be determined accurately and rigorously. We investigate the importance of pipe diameter, depth and brine type (ethylene glycol and ammonia) for average-sized ice rinks. An optimal brine density is found, and we compute the weight of the electric consumption of the brine pumps on ${\\rm COP}_{sys}$. Our formulas are validated with heat flow measurement data obtained at an ice hockey hall in Finland. They are also confronted with technical and cost-related constraints, and implemented by simulations with the program COMSOL Multiphysics. The multivariable approach here discussed is general, and can be applied to the rigorous preliminary study of diverse situations in building physics and in many other areas of interest.

Andrea Ferrantelli; Paul Melóis; Miska Räikkönen; Martti Viljanen

2012-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Vickers Hardness Testing  

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Table 10   Vickers hardness numbers...0.087 245.0 244.4 243.9 243.3 242.8 242.2 241.6 241.1 240.6 240.0 0.088 239.5 238.9 238.4 237.8 237.3 236.8 236.2 235.7 235.2 234.6 0.089 234.1 233.6 233.1 232.5 232.0 231.5 231.0 230.5 230.0 229.4 0.090 228.9 228.4 227.9 227.4 226.9 226.4 225.9 225.4 224.9 224.4 0.091 223.9 223.4 222.9 222.5 222.0...

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Laser Processing and Hard Coatings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 5, 2013 ... Advances in Surface Engineering: Alloyed and Composite Coatings II: Laser Processing and Hard Coatings Sponsored by: TMS Materials ...

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Overview: Hard Rock Penetration  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Hard Rock Penetration program is developing technology to reduce the costs of drilling and completing geothermal wells. Current projects include: lost circulation control, rock penetration mechanics, instrumentation, and industry/DOE cost shared projects of the Geothermal Drilling organization. Last year, a number of accomplishments were achieved in each of these areas. A new flow meter being developed to accurately measure drilling fluid outflow was tested extensively during Long Valley drilling. Results show that this meter is rugged, reliable, and can provide useful measurements of small differences in fluid inflow and outflow rates. By providing early indications of fluid gain or loss, improved control of blow-out and lost circulation problems during geothermal drilling can be expected. In the area of downhole tools for lost circulation control, the concept of a downhole injector for injecting a two-component, fast-setting cementitious mud was developed. DOE filed a patent application for this concept during FY 91. The design criteria for a high-temperature potassium, uranium, thorium logging tool featuring a downhole data storage computer were established, and a request for proposals was submitted to tool development companies. The fundamental theory of acoustic telemetry in drill strings was significantly advanced through field experimentation and analysis. A new understanding of energy loss mechanisms was developed.

Dunn, J.C.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview - Hard Rock Penetration  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Hard Rock Penetration program is developing technology to reduce the costs of drilling and completing geothermal wells. Current projects include: lost circulation control, rock penetration mechanics, instrumentation, and industry/DOE cost shared projects of the Geothermal Drilling Organization. Last year, a number of accomplishments were achieved in each of these areas. A new flow meter being developed to accurately measure drilling fluid outflow was tested extensively during Long Valley drilling. Results show that this meter is rugged, reliable, and can provide useful measurements of small differences in fluid inflow and outflow rates. By providing early indications of fluid gain or loss, improved control of blow-out and lost circulation problems during geothermal drilling can be expected. In the area of downhole tools for lost circulation control, the concept of a downhole injector for injecting a two-component, fast-setting cementitious mud was developed. DOE filed a patent application for this concept during FY 91. The design criteria for a high-temperature potassium, uranium, thorium logging tool featuring a downhole data storage computer were established, and a request for proposals was submitted to tool development companies. The fundamental theory of acoustic telemetry in drill strings was significantly advanced through field experimentation and analysis. A new understanding of energy loss mechanisms was developed.

Dunn, James C.

1992-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview: Hard Rock Penetration  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Hard Rock Penetration program is developing technology to reduce the costs of drilling and completing geothermal wells. Current projects include: lost circulation control, rock penetration mechanics, instrumentation, and industry/DOE cost shared projects of the Geothermal Drilling organization. Last year, a number of accomplishments were achieved in each of these areas. A new flow meter being developed to accurately measure drilling fluid outflow was tested extensively during Long Valley drilling. Results show that this meter is rugged, reliable, and can provide useful measurements of small differences in fluid inflow and outflow rates. By providing early indications of fluid gain or loss, improved control of blow-out and lost circulation problems during geothermal drilling can be expected. In the area of downhole tools for lost circulation control, the concept of a downhole injector for injecting a two-component, fast-setting cementitious mud was developed. DOE filed a patent application for this concept during FY 91. The design criteria for a high-temperature potassium, uranium, thorium logging tool featuring a downhole data storage computer were established, and a request for proposals was submitted to tool development companies. The fundamental theory of acoustic telemetry in drill strings was significantly advanced through field experimentation and analysis. A new understanding of energy loss mechanisms was developed.

Dunn, J.C.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 Final Qualitative Determination  

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m - updates chiller efficiency requirements. 6. Addendum n - extends variable air volume fan control requirements. 1 IESNA and IES refer to the same organization. The title "IESNA"...

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Vertikalios ašies v?jo j?gain?s sparno modeliavimas.  

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??Magistriniu darbu, kurio tema “Vertikalios ašies v?jo j?gin?s sparno modeliavimas“, siekiama ištirti mažos galios, paprastos konstrukcijos, vertikalios ašies v?jo j?gain?s sparnuotes, atlikti j? kompiuterin? modeliavim?… (more)

Dinsmonas,; Darius

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Integration of Substation IED Data to Generate Event Reports for Protection Engineers  

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by EPRI through project titled "Multiple Uses of Substation Data", Paul Myrda - project manager. #12;TABLEAutomated Integration of Substation IED Data to Generate Event Reports for Protection Engineers for automated integration of substation Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) data to generate a customized event

Kezunovic, Mladen

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Hardness of Maximum Constraint Satisfaction.  

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??We show optimal (up to a constant factor) NP-hardness for maximum constraint satisfaction problem with k variables per constraint (Max-k-CSP), whenever k is larger than… (more)

Chan, Siu On

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jammed Packings of Hard Particles Aleksandar Donev  

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of disordered and ordered hard-sphere and hard-ellipsoid packings. In the first part of this dissertation-equilibrium) free energy of nearly jammed packings of hard particles is designed and implemented. In the second partJammed Packings of Hard Particles Aleksandar Donev A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty

Mohri, Mehryar

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Underwater Bomb Trajectory Prediction for Stand-off Assault (Mine/IED) Breaching Weapon  

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Underwater Bomb Trajectory Prediction for Stand-off Assault (Mine/IED) Breaching Weapon Fuse to determine accurately underwater (full-size) bomb trajectory path so that the final detonation position of a six degrees of freedom (6-DOF) model to predict underwater high-speed bomb trajectory and orientation

Chu, Peter C.

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Results on hard diffractive production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of experiments at hadron colliders probing the structure of the pomeron through hard diffraction are reviewed. Some results on deep inelastic diffractive scattering obtained at HERA are also discussed and placed in perspective. By using a properly normalized pomeron flux factor in single diffraction dissociation as dictated by unitarity

Konstantin Goulianos; The CDF Collaboration

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Projects/Ocean Energy Galway Bay IE | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Galway Bay IE Galway Bay IE < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":53.1879,"lon":-9.18125,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1- 2010 Final Qualitative Determination |  

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IES Standard 90.1- 2010 Final Qualitative Determination IES Standard 90.1- 2010 Final Qualitative Determination A final qualitative analysis of all addenda to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 that were included in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 was conducted. All 109 addenda processed by ASHRAE in the creation of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 from ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 were evaluated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their impact on energy efficiency. DOE determined whether each addendum would have a positive, neutral, or negative impact on overall building efficiency. Publication Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 BECP_FinalQualitativeAnalysisReport901-2010Determiniation_Oct2011_v00.pdf Document Details Last Name: Halverson Initials: M Affiliation: PNNL Document Number: PNNL-20883 Focus: Code Development Building Type:

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Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment(LeMar  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment(LeMar Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment(LeMar 2002) Home > Groups > Energy Systems Integration Qinsun's picture Submitted by Qinsun(35) Member 15 November, 2012 - 13:05 Literature Review The author analyzed the market of combine heat and power in commercial buildings. The paper provided the market size of CHP. It analyzed the reduction of emission, energy and cost by 2020. It discussed barrier, market power and impact. It is a good market analysis proach. However, it only considered existing CHP techniques in Commercial buildings. Groups: Energy Systems Integration Login to post comments Latest documents Qinsun Research topics related to ESI Posted: 15 Nov 2012 - 13:55 by Qinsun Qinsun Prospects for Nuclear Power(Davis 2012) Posted: 15 Nov 2012 - 13:36 by Qinsun

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ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 | Building Energy Codes Program  

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IES Standard 90.1-2010 IES Standard 90.1-2010 The materials for this course may be used for in-person training purposes. The presentation slides focus on the envelope; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; power and lighting; and scope and application requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010. Presenters: Course materials originally published by the DOE Building Energy Codes Program, April, 2011. Course Type: Training Materials In-person Downloads: Presentation Slides -- Scope and Application Presentation Slides -- Envelope Presentation Slides -- HVAC Presentation Slides -- Power and Lighting Building Type: Commercial Focus: Compliance Code Version: ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 Target Audience: Architect/Designer Builder Code Official Contractor Engineer State Official Contacts Web Site Policies

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IES <Virtual Environment> version 6.1  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tax Deduction Qualified Software Tax Deduction Qualified Software IES version 6.1 On this page you'll find information about the IES version 6.1 qualified computer software (buildings.energy.gov/qualified_software.html), which calculates energy and power cost savings that meet federal tax incentive requirements for commercial buildings. Date Documentation Received by DOE: 22 December 2009 Statements in quotes are from the software developer. Internal Revenue Code §179D (c)(1) and (d) Regulations Notice 2006-52, Section 6 requirements as amplified by Notice 2008-40, Section 4 requirements. (1) The name, address, and (if applicable) web site of the software developer; Integrated Environmental Solutions Limited Helix Building, West Of Scotland

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U.S. DEP."-RThIE'NT OF ENERGY EERE PROJ ECT MANAGEMENT CENTER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RThIE'NT OF ENERGY RThIE'NT OF ENERGY EERE PROJ ECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETl!R1.ITNATION R[CIPIENT:Arizona Department of Commerce, Energy Office SEP ARRA PROJECT TITLE: SEP - Distributed Energy Leadership Program Page 1 of2 STATE: AZ. to"unding Opportunity Announcement Number DE·EEOO106 Procurement Instrument Number EEOOOO106 NEPA Control Number elD Number GF0-0000106-029 0 Based on my review of the information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Omen (authorized undrr DOE OrdeI"451 .1A), I have made the following deltrmination: ex, ":A, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: 85.1 Actions to conserve energy, demonstrate potential energy conservation, and promote energy-efficiency that do not increase the indoor concentrations of potentially harmful substances. These actions may involve financial and technical

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Microwave assisted hard rock cutting  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for the sequential fracturing and cutting of subsurface volume of hard rock (102) in the strata (101) of a mining environment (100) by subjecting the volume of rock to a beam (25) of microwave energy to fracture the subsurface volume of rock by differential expansion; and , then bringing the cutting edge (52) of a piece of conventional mining machinery (50) into contact with the fractured rock (102).

Lindroth, David P. (Apple Valley, MN); Morrell, Roger J. (Bloomington, MN); Blair, James R. (Inver Grove Heights, MN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2009  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) evaluated ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2009, 'The Standard for High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings'. NREL performed this evaluation by examining the results of predictions for site energy use from a comprehensive set of EnergyPlus models. NREL has conducted an 'order-of-magnitude' analysis in this study to identify the likely overall impact of adopting Standard 189.1-2009 over ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007.

Long, N.; Bonnema, E.; Field, K.; Torcellini, P.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functionally Designed Hard Materials - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, Wear resistance of materials is augmented by changing chemical compositions and microstructures that controls their hardness and fracture ...

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An Interview with Jerry Harding: Mainframes redux  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Type80 Security Software, Inc. Managing Director Jerry Harding reflects on three decades of involvement with mainframe computers.

M. E. Kabay

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Periodically kicked hard oscillators G. A. Cecchi  

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Periodically kicked hard oscillators G. A. Cecchi Departamento de Fisica, U.N.L.P.,Argentina D. L for publication 25 November 1992) A model of a hard oscillator with analytic solution is presented. Its behavior forcing, and is intrinsic to hard oscillators; it is characterized by discontinuous circle maps

Magnasco, Marcelo Osvaldo

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1 July 1996 `The Hard Problem'  

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1 July 1996 Turning `The Hard Problem' Upside Down & Sideways Piet Hut Roger N. Shepard School. As a first option, we reconsider the `hard problem' of the relation between conscious experience and the physical world by thus turning that problem upside down. We also consider a second option: turning the hard

Hut, Piet

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Matrix Recipes for Hard Thresholding Methods  

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1 Matrix Recipes for Hard Thresholding Methods Anastasios Kyrillidis and Volkan Cevher Abstract a new set of sparse and low-rank recovery algorithms within the class of hard thresholding methods. We complexity. Index Terms Affine rank minimization, compressed sensing, sparse approximation algorithms, hard

Diggavi, Suhas

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Consciousness in Robots: The Hard Problem and Some Less Hard Problems  

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1 Consciousness in Robots: The Hard Problem and Some Less Hard Problems (Extended Version intrinsic intentionality from consciousness, but argue it is also important. Fi- nally we explore the Hard using "the Hard Problem" to refer to the principal scientific problem of consciousness, which

Tennessee, University of

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NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY OF OHIO A SYBSIDIAR" OF NL INOVST*IE*. INC.  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

. . ., NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY OF OHIO A SYBSIDIAR" OF NL INOVST*IE*. INC. CINCINNATI, OHIO 45239 October 12, 1979 SUBJECT REPORT OF TRIPS TO YOWNGSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, AUGUST, 1979 TO R. C. Heatherton FROM K. N. Ross and C. J. Mize REFERENCE PURPOSE OF TRIPS: The primary purpose of these trips was to provide health physics coverage for the transfer of drums of thorium residue from a General Atomics warehouse to the FMPC. We insured that the work was done in a safe, hygienic manner with as low radiation exposure as practicable. We also monitored all trailers to.see that they conformed to DOT requirements. K. N. Ross provided coverage during the weeks of August 6 and 20, 1979. C. J. Mize provided coverage during the week of August 13, 1979.

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Round Table Meeting Summaries Purchase Order: DE-IE0000002 Final Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Round Table Meeting Summaries Round Table Meeting Summaries Purchase Order: DE-IE0000002 Final Report 25-Apr-11 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs CNI Professional Services, LLC 2600 John Saxon Blvd Norman, OK 73026 Jonathan Blackwell Project Manager Phone: (202) 361-1998 Work Performed for: Submitted by: Point of Contact: jonathan.blackwell@chickasaw.com Key Word Comment Meeting 1 Alaska We deal with about 15 isolated, very remote villages. No infrastructure, roads or grid. There are good wind resources. Some villages have geothermal. Woody biomass is at about half of the villages. Alaska Energy helped with the studies. We need strategic energy planning at the community level. Need to get village buy in. No one can tell the villages what to do. I have some other things to say, but they are probably not appropriate now.

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Hard Scattering Studies at Jlab  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We present current activities and future prospects for studies of hard scattering processes using the CLAS detector and the CEBAF polarized electron beam. Kinematic dependences of single and double spin asymmetries have been measured in a wide kinematic range at CLAS with a polarized NH{sub 3} and unpolarized liquid hydrogen targets. It has been shown that the data are consistent with factorization and observed target and beam asymmetries are in good agreement with measurements performed at higher energies, suggesting that the high energy-description of the semi-inclusive DIS process can be extended to the moderate energies of JLab measurements.

Harutyun Avagyan; Peter Bosted; Volker Burkert; Latifa Elouadrhiri

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk assessment methodology applied to counter IED research & development portfolio prioritization  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to protect the United States from the ever increasing threat of domestic terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), has significantly increased research activities to counter the terrorist use of explosives. More over, DHS S&T has established a robust Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Program to Deter, Predict, Detect, Defeat, and Mitigate this imminent threat to the Homeland. The DHS S&T portfolio is complicated and changing. In order to provide the ''best answer'' for the available resources, DHS S&T would like some ''risk based'' process for making funding decisions. There is a definite need for a methodology to compare very different types of technologies on a common basis. A methodology was developed that allows users to evaluate a new ''quad chart'' and rank it, compared to all other quad charts across S&T divisions. It couples a logic model with an evidential reasoning model using an Excel spreadsheet containing weights of the subjective merits of different technologies. The methodology produces an Excel spreadsheet containing the aggregate rankings of the different technologies. It uses Extensible Logic Modeling (ELM) for logic models combined with LANL software called INFTree for evidential reasoning.

Shevitz, Daniel W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; O' Brien, David A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zerkle, David K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Key, Brian P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chavez, Gregory M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conditional hardness for satisfiable 3-CSPs  

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In this paper we study a fundamental open problem in the area of probabilistic checkable proofs: What is the smallest s such that NP ? naPCP1,s[O(log n),3]? In the language of hardness of approximation, this problem is equivalent to determining ... Keywords: PCP, hardness of approximation, khot's, satisfiable 3-CSPs

Ryan O'Donnell; Yi Wu

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General troubleshooting is NP-hard  

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Here is the proof that decision-theoretic troubleshooting with dependent actions is an NP-hard problem, the troubleshooting with dependent costs, is NP-hard too. We also present a generalization of troubleshooting that shows alternatives to minimum ECR goal function.

Marta Sochorov

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation hardness of the ZEUSMVD frontend chip  

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Radiation hardness of the ZEUS­MVD frontend chip and Strangeness production in ep scattering Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica Cover photos: E.N. Ko#eman The work described in this thesis is part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 6 Radiation hardness of the Helix 3.0 95 6.1 Radiation damage e

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Revisit of interfacial free energy of the hard sphere system near hard wall  

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We propose a simple Monte Carlo method to calculate the interfacial free energy between the substrate and the material. Using this method we investigate the interfacial free energys of the hard sphere fluid and solid phases near a smooth hard wall. According to the obtained interfacial free energys of the coexisting fluid and solid phases and the Young equation we are able to determine the contact angle with high accuracy, cos$\\theta$ = 1:010(31), which indicates that a smooth hard wall can be wetted completely by the hard sphere crystal at the interface between the wall and the hard sphere fluid.

Mingcheng Yang; Hongru Ma

2008-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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What Previous Disasters Teach: The (Really) Hard Lessons  

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What Previous Disasters Teach: The (Really) Hard Lessons What Previous Disasters Teach: The (Really) Hard LessonsThe (Really) Hard Lessons of Katrina and Haiti for Humanitarian Logistics The (Really) Hard debacle or How not to do it The Port au Prince Earthquake: More Hard Lessons Implications Suggestions #12

Mitchell, John E.

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Roadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Energy Sector 2006- Presentation to the 2008 ieRoadmap Workshop  

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Presentation by Hank Kenchington on the 2006 roadmap to secure control systems in the energy sector at the ieRoadmap Workshop in Chicago, May 28-29, 2008.  

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Novel hard compositions and methods of preparation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Novel very hard compositions of matter are prepared by using in all embodiments only a minor amount of a particular carbide (or materials which can form the carbide in situ when subjected to heat and pressure); and no strategic cobalt is needed. Under a particular range of conditions, densified compositions of matter of the invention are prepared having hardnesses on the Rockwell A test substantially equal to the hardness of pure tungsten carbide and to two of the hardest commercial cobalt-bonded tungsten carbides. Alternately, other compositions of the invention which have slightly lower hardnesses than those described above in one embodiment also possess the advantage of requiring no tungsten and in another embodiment possess the advantage of having a good fracture toughness value.

Sheinberg, H.

1981-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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EQUIPMENT FOR HARDNESS TESTING AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES  

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The design and testing procedures of two elevatedtemperature hardness testers are described. One device uses a Rockwell tester with a large vertical capacity and a load range of 15 to 150 kg. The tester is equipped with a 900 deg C heating chamber which maintains an argon atmosphere over the specimen and can be laterally displaced by a cross-feed mechanism to allow repeated hardness readings to be made on the same specimen. The second instrument is a microindentation hardness tester for hardness determinations to a maximum temperature of 1000 deg C in vacuum of 10/sup -4/ to 10/sup -5/ torr. A deadweight loading system with a 136-deg diamond pyramid (Vickers) indenter, capable of delivering static loads between 0.150 and 3 kg, is contained within the vacuum chamber to avoid calibration problems that arise when loads are applied from outside the vacuum system. The microindentation hardness tester allows up to 100 determinations to be made on a single specimen without opening the test chamber. The applicability of the testers is illustrated by elevatedtemperature hardness measurements on several commercial alloys, a group of niobium-vanadium alloys, and by the changes in hardness occurring at the transformation temperatures of iron and steel. Hardness values of Haynes alloy No. 25 were determined at the temperatures of aging and are shown to be different from those obtained with the customary method of investigating age hardening. The testing is currently being used to aid and accelerate the development of alloys with desirable high-temperature properties. (auth)

Hallerman, G.; Gray, R.J.

1963-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation-Hard Quartz Cerenkov Calorimeters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New generation hadron colliders are going to reach unprecedented energies and radiation levels. Quartz has been identified as a radiation-hard material that can be used for Cerenkov calorimeters of the future experiments. We report from the radiation hardness tests performed on quartz fibers, as well as the characteristics of the quartz fiber and plate Cerenkov calorimeters that have been built, designed, and proposed for the CMS experiment.

Akgun, U.; Onel, Y. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, 203 Van Allen Hall, Iowa City, IA, 52242 (United States)

2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat Treatment Variations on the Hardness and Mechanical ...  

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the greatest impact on hardness with increasing cooling rate increasing fully heat treated hardness. A specimen test program was then initiated to determine the ...

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Direct Imaging of Soft?Hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene  

transmission electron microscopy of hard and soft nanomaterials. The interfaces between soft and hard materials ... taken along the dashed line in the ...

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Cobra-IE Evaluation by Simulation of the NUPEC BWR Full-Size Fine-Mesh Bundle Test (BFBT)  

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The COBRA-IE computer code is a thermal-hydraulic subchannel analysis program capable of simulating phenomena present in both PWRs and BWRs. As part of ongoing COBRA-IE assessment efforts, the code has been evaluated against experimental data from the NUPEC BWR Full-Size Fine-Mesh Bundle Tests (BFBT). The BFBT experiments utilized an 8 x 8 rod bundle to simulate BWR operating conditions and power profiles, providing an excellent database for investigation of the capabilities of the code. Benchmarks performed included steady-state and transient void distribution, single-phase and two-phase pressure drop, and steady-state and transient critical power measurements. COBRA-IE effectively captured the trends seen in the experimental data with acceptable prediction error. Future sensitivity studies are planned to investigate the effects of enabling and/or modifying optional code models dealing with void drift, turbulent mixing, rewetting, and CHF.

Burns, C. J. and Aumiler, D. L.

2006-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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International Training Program in Support of Safety Analysis: 3D S.UN.COP-Scaling, Uncertainty and 3D Thermal-Hydraulics/Neutron-Kinetics Coupled Codes Seminars  

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Thermal-hydraulic system computer codes are extensively used worldwide for analysis of nuclear facilities by utilities, regulatory bodies, nuclear power plant designers and vendors, nuclear fuel companies, research organizations, consulting companies, and technical support organizations. The computer code user represents a source of uncertainty that can influence the results of system code calculations. This influence is commonly known as the 'user effect' and stems from the limitations embedded in the codes as well as from the limited capability of the analysts to use the codes. Code user training and qualification is an effective means for reducing the variation of results caused by the application of the codes by different users. This paper describes a systematic approach to training code users who, upon completion of the training, should be able to perform calculations making the best possible use of the capabilities of best estimate codes. In other words, the program aims at contributing towards solving the problem of user effect. The 3D S.UN.COP (Scaling, Uncertainty and 3D COuPled code calculations) seminars have been organized as follow-up of the proposal to IAEA for the Permanent Training Course for System Code Users [1]. Five seminars have been held at University of Pisa (2003, 2004), at The Pennsylvania State University (2004), at University of Zagreb (2005) and at the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (2006). It was recognized that such courses represented both a source of continuing education for current code users and a mean for current code users to enter the formal training structure of a proposed 'permanent' stepwise approach to user training. The 3D S.UN.COP 2006 was successfully held with the attendance of 33 participants coming from 18 countries and 28 different institutions (universities, vendors, national laboratories and regulatory bodies). More than 30 scientists (coming from 13 countries and 23 different institutions) were involved in the organization of the seminar, presenting theoretical aspects of the proposed methodologies and holding the training and the final examination. A certificate (LA Code User grade) was released to participants that successfully solved the assigned problems. A sixth seminar will be organized in 2007 at the Texas A and M University involving more than 30 scientists between lecturers and code developers. (http://dimnp.ing.unipi.it/3dsuncop/2007). (authors)

Petruzzi, Alessandro; D'Auria, Francesco [University of Pisa, Lungarno Pacinotti, 43 - 56126 Pisa (Italy); Bajs, Tomislav [University of Zagreb, Trg marsala Tita 14, HR-10000 Zagreb (Croatia); Reventos, Francesc [School of Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia - UPC, Seccion de Ingeniera Nuclear, Av. Diagonal No. 647, Pabellon C, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced dexterous manipulation for IED defeat : report on the feasibility of using the ShadowHand for remote operations.  

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Improvised Explosive Device (IED) defeat (IEDD) operations can involve intricate operations that exceed the current capabilities of the grippers on board current bombsquad robots. The Shadow Dexterous Hand from the Shadow Robot Company or 'ShadowHand' for short (www.shadowrobot.com) is the first commercially available robot hand that realistically replicates the motion, degrees-of-freedom and dimensions of a human hand (Figure 1). In this study we evaluate the potential for the ShadowHand to perform potential IED defeat tasks on a mobile platform.

Anderson, Robert J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tetratic order in the phase behavior of a hard-rectangle system  

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Previous Monte Carlo investigations by Wojciechowski et al. have found two unusual phases in two-dimensional systems of anisotropic hard particles: a tetratic phase of fourfold symmetry for hard squares [Comput. Methods Sci. Tech. 10, 235 (2004)], and a nonperiodic degenerate solid phase for hard-disk dimers [Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 3168 (1991)]. In this work, we study a system of hard rectangles of aspect ratio two, i.e., hard-square dimers (or dominos), and demonstrate that it exhibits phases with both of these unusual properties. The liquid shows quasi-long-range tetratic order, with no nematic order. The solid phase we observe is a nonperiodic tetratic phase having the structure of a random tiling of the square lattice with dominos with the well-known degeneracy entropy 1.79k{sub B} per particle. Our simulations do not conclusively establish the thermodynamic stability of this orientationally disordered solid; however, there are strong indications that this phase is glassy. Our observations are consistent with a two-stage phase transition scenario developed by Kosterlitz and co-workers with two continuous phase transitions, the first from isotropic to tetratic liquid, and the second from tetratic liquid to solid. We obtain similar results with both a classical Monte Carlo method using true rectangles and a novel molecular dynamics algorithm employing rectangles with rounded corners.

Donev, Aleksandar [Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); PRISM, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Burton, Joshua [Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Stillinger, Frank H. [Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Torquato, Salvatore [Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); PRISM, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PDC Bit Testing at Sandia Reveals Influence of Chatter in Hard-Rock Drilling  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits have yet to be routinely applied to drilling the hard-rock formations characteristic of geothermal reservoirs. Most geothermal production wells are currently drilled with tungsten-carbide-insert roller-cone bits. PDC bits have significantly improved penetration rates and bit life beyond roller-cone bits in the oil and gas industry where soft to medium-hard rock types are encountered. If PDC bits could be used to double current penetration rates in hard rock geothermal well-drilling costs could be reduced by 15 percent or more. PDC bits exhibit reasonable life in hard-rock wear testing using the relatively rigid setups typical of laboratory testing. Unfortunately, field experience indicates otherwise. The prevailing mode of failure encountered by PDC bits returning from hard-rock formations in the field is catastrophic, presumably due to impact loading. These failures usually occur in advance of any appreciable wear that might dictate cutter replacement. Self-induced bit vibration, or ''chatter'', is one of the mechanisms that may be responsible for impact damage to PDC cutters in hard-rock drilling. Chatter is more severe in hard-rock formations since they induce significant dynamic loading on the cutter elements. Chatter is a phenomenon whereby the drillstring becomes dynamically unstable and excessive sustained vibrations occur. Unlike forced vibration, the force (i.e., weight on bit) that drives self-induced vibration is coupled with the response it produces. Many of the chatter principles derived in the machine tool industry are applicable to drilling. It is a simple matter to make changes to a machine tool to study the chatter phenomenon. This is not the case with drilling. Chatter occurs in field drilling due to the flexibility of the drillstring. Hence, laboratory setups must be made compliant to observe chatter.

RAYMOND,DAVID W.

1999-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Baculovirus proteins IE-1, LEF-3, and P143 interact with DNA in vivo: a formaldehyde cross-linking study  

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IE-1, LEF-3, and P143 are three of six proteins encoded by Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV) essential for baculovirus DNA replication in transient replication assays. IE-1 is the major baculovirus immediate early transcription regulator. LEF-3 is a single-stranded DNA binding protein (SSB) and P143 is a DNA helicase protein. To investigate their interactions in vivo, we treated AcMNPV-infected Spodoptera frugiperda cells with formaldehyde and separated soluble proteins from chromatin by cell fractionation and cesium chloride equilibrium centrifugation. Up to 70% of the total LEF-3 appeared in the fraction of soluble, probably nucleoplasmic proteins, while almost all P143 and IE-1 were associated with viral chromatin in the nucleus. This suggests that LEF-3 is produced in quantities that are higher than needed for the coverage of single stranded regions that arise during viral DNA replication and is consistent with the hypothesis that LEF-3 has other functions such as the localization of P143 to the nucleus. Using a chromatin immunoprecipitation procedure, we present the first direct evidence of LEF-3, P143, and IE-1 proteins binding to closely linked sites on viral chromatin in vivo, suggesting that they may form replication complexes on viral DNA in infected cells.

Ito, Emma [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 (Canada); Sahri, Daniela [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 (Canada); Knippers, Rolf [Department of Biology, Universitaet Konstanz, D-78464 Constance (Germany); Carstens, Eric B. [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 (Canada)]. E-mail: carstens@post.queensu.ca

2004-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract --The paper discusses issues related to integration of substation IED data. The approach to discussion is based on the  

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) is a Senior Consulting Engineer in the Substation Projects Division of the Substation Operations DepartmentAbstract -- The paper discusses issues related to integration of substation IED data. The approach to discussion is based on the purpose of integrating substation data and how the integrated data can be used

Kezunovic, Mladen

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Abstract --The paper introduces a concept for integration of substation IED data, primarily coming from digital protective  

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Abstract -- The paper introduces a concept for integration of substation IED data, primarily coming from digital protective relays (DPRs) and digital fault recorders (DFRs) . Modern substations similar to that of DFRs. In some recent substation designs there are cases where DFR function is replaced

Kezunovic, Mladen

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Microsoft Word - ORNL Hard Drives Final 08132010  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Inspections and Special Inquires Inspections and Special Inquires Inspection Report Internal Controls over Computer Hard Drives at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory INS-O-10-03 August 2010 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 16, 2010 MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF SCIENCE FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Special Inquiries SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Internal Controls over Computer Hard Drives at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's (Department) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak

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Transmission Line Protection Support Tools: Fault Location Algorithms and Potential of using IED Data for Protection Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transmission lines experience faults due to lightning, stormy weather conditions, animal or tree contact and insulation failure in various power system equipment. To ensure continuity of power, utility personnel try to quickly determine the location of fault, perform necessary repair and return the line to service. Due to advances in modern technology, locating faults in a networked transmission system is now possible. Voltage and current waveforms recorded by intelligent electronic devices (IED) ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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E h iE h iEnhancingEnhancing Water & Energy CycleWater & Energy Cycle  

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2008, Page 10 based studies using satellite data for applications such as Hydro- energy management. #12E h iE h iEnhancingEnhancing Water & Energy CycleWater & Energy Cycle R h & A li tiR h & A li ti, AMS Panel, 6 February 2008, Page 1http://crew.iges.org #12;TheThe Global WaterGlobal Water and Energy

Houser, Paul R.

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Hard thermal loops in static external fields  

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We study, in the imaginary-time formalism, the high temperature behavior of n-point thermal loops in static Yang-Mills and gravitational fields. We show that in this regime, any hard thermal loop gives the same leading contribution as the one obtained by evaluating the loop at zero external energies and momenta.

Frenkel, J; Takahashi, N

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard thermal loops in static background fields  

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We discuss the high temperature behavior of retarded thermal loops in static external fields. We employ an analytic continuation of the imaginary time formalism and use a spectral representation of the thermal amplitudes. We show that, to all orders, the leading contributions of static hard thermal loops can be directly obtained by evaluating them at zero external energies and momenta.

Brandt, F T; Siqueira, J B

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying Adaptive Evolutionary Algorithms to Hard Problems  

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Applying Adaptive Evolutionary Algorithms to Hard Problems J.I. van Hemert1 jvhemert into two distinct parts. The main theme is adaptive evolutionary algorithms. The rst part covers. The second part mainly consists of the development of a library. Its use is aimed at evolutionary algorithms

Emmerich, Michael

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Closeout of IE Bulletin 80-13: Cracking in core spray spargers: (Technical report, December 16, 1985-July 7, 1987)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Between late 1978 and early 1980, the licensees of Oyster Creek and Pilgrim nuclear power stations notified the NRC that cracks had been found in core spray spargers. In early 1979, General Electric (GE) requested licensees of boiling water reactors (BWRs) to inspect spargers for visual indications of cracking. In March 1980, representatives of GE and the NRC met to discuss sparger cracking. IE Bulletin 80-13 was issued May 12, 1980, to require more intensive inspection of these safety-related systems. Core spray spargers are provided as engineered safety features, for emergency core cooling. Licensees of operating BWRs were required to take four specific actions. Evaluation of licensees' responses and inservice inspection reports, NRC/IE inspection reports and NRC correspondence shows that the bulletin can be closed out for all of the 23 BWR operating facilities which were issued the bulletin for action. Examination of spargers at 22 operating BWRs is required every refueling outage. The licensees have incorporated this examination into their inservice inspection programs. Techniques for inspection of spargers have been improved during the period of bulletin activity. Generic Letter 84-11 establishes the requirement for an ongoing program for inspection of BWR stainless steel piping.

Foley, W.J.; Dean, R.S.; Hennick, A.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hard-to-Soft State Transition during A Luminosity Decline of Aquila X-1  

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We have discovered a spectral transition from the low/hard (LH) state to the high/soft (HS) state when Aquila X-1 was {\\em declining} in observations made with the {\\it Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE)}. The 2--200 keV energy flux corresponding to the state transition is $1.1\\times{10}^{-9} ergs cm^{-2} s^{-1}$, an order of magnitude lower than observed in the past. The 2--200 keV peak flux of the following HS state is $1.6\\times{10}^{-9} ergs cm^{-2} s^{-1}$. The relation between the luminosity of the hard-to-soft state transition and the peak luminosity of the following HS state confirms the linear relation found previously. This implies that the luminosity of the hard-to-soft state transition is not determined solely by the mass accretion rate, but appears to be determined by the peak luminosity of the soft X-ray outburst. We also found that the LH-to-HS state transition occurred at a luminosity similar to that of the corresponding HS-to-LH state transition, i.e., there is no apparent hysteresis. These results provide additional evidence that the mass in the accretion disk affects the luminosity of the hard-to-soft state transition, and that the accretion flow that powers the LH state is related to the accretion flow that powers the HS state at a later time.

Wenfei Yu; Joshua Dolence

2006-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - HardingFarms-CX.docx  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4, 2012 4, 2012 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Dawneen Dostert - TERR-LMT Proposed Action: Clark County Harding Farms LURR Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.9 Multiple use of powerline rights-of-way Location: Clark County, Washington - Township 3 North, Range 1 East, Section 25 and Vancouver Quadrangle Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: In response to the Clark County Public Works (CCPW) Land Use Review Request (LURR), BPA proposes to grant Clark County two easements across BPA fee-owned parcel south of tower 4/5 of the Ross-Lexington 230-kV transmission line right-of-way. The proposal is necessary due to Clark County PUD's Harding Farms Storm Water and Wetland Improvements Project,

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Laser ablated hard coating for microtools  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Wear-resistant coatings composed of laser ablated hard carbon films, are deposited by pulsed laser ablation using visible light, on instruments such as microscope tips and micro-surgical tools. Hard carbon, known as diamond-like carbon (DLC), films produced by pulsed laser ablation using visible light enhances the abrasion resistance, wear characteristics, and lifetimes of small tools or instruments, such as small, sharp silicon tips used in atomic probe microscopy without significantly affecting the sharpness or size of these devices. For example, a 10-20 nm layer of diamond-like carbon on a standard silicon atomic force microscope (AFM) tip, enables the useful operating life of the tip to be increased by at least twofold. Moreover, the low inherent friction coefficient of the DLC coating leads to higher resolution for AFM tips operating in the contact mode.

McLean, II, William (Oakland, CA); Balooch, Mehdi (Berkeley, CA); Siekhaus, Wigbert J. (Berkeley, CA)

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Troubleshooting: NP-hardness and solution methods  

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Troubleshooting is one of the areas where Bayesian Networks are successfully applied [7]. In the present paper we show that the generally defined troubleshooting task is NP-hard. Heuristic algorithms that find an optimal solutions are described. A method approximating the optimal solution within polynomial time is proposed. Approximations provided by different methods are compared with the optimal solutions. The comparisons are performed on models for troubleshooting of laser printers.

Marta Sochorova; Jiri Vomlel

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sharper Focusing of Hard X-rays  

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Sharper Focusing of Hard X-rays FROM: Physics News Update Number 773 #1, April 12, 2006, by Phil Schewe and Ben Stein Note: This text has been slightly modified from the original. Sharper focusing of hard x-rays has been achieved with a device developed at Argonne National Lab. Because of their high energy, x-rays are hard to focus: they can be reflected from a surface but only at a glancing angle (less than a tenth of a degree); they can be refracted but the index of refraction is very close to 1, so that making efficient lenses becomes a problem; and they can be diffracted, but the relatively thick, variable pitch grating required for focusing is tricky to achieve. The Argonne device is of the diffraction type, and it consists of a stack of alternating layers of metal and silicon, made by depositing progressively thicker layers. When the x-rays fall on such a structure, nearly edge-on, what they see is a grating (called a linear zone plate) consisting of a sort of bar-code pattern.

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Radiation Hard Silicon Detectors For the SLHC  

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While the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will start taking data this year, scenarios for a machine upgrade to achieve a much higher luminosity are being developed. In the current planning, it is foreseen to incrase the luminosity of the LHC at CERN around 2016. As radiation damage scales with integrated luminosity, the particle physics experiments will need to be equipped with a new generation of radiation hard detectors. This article reports on the status of the R&D projects on radiation hard silicon strips detectors for particle physics, linked to the Large Hadron Collider Upgrader, Super-LHC (SLHC) of the ATLAS micro-stip detector. The primary focus of this report is on measuring the radiation hardness of the silicon materials and detectors under study. This involves designing silicon detectors, irradiating them to the SLHC radiation levels and studying their performance as particle detectors. The most promising silicon detector for the different radiation levels in the different regions of the ATLAS...

The ATLAS collaboration

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Requirements and Applications of Hard Magnetic Materials  

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Presentation Title, Industrial Requirements and Applications of Hard Magnetic Materials ... Bonded Magnetocaloric Powders for the Refrigeration Application.

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V.V. Gadzhieva, S.Yu. Kuzmin, S.N. Lebedev, I.E. Sizova, O.V. Stryakhnina  

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SINARA code: Simulation of SINARA code: Simulation of turbulent mixing on gas interfaces V.V. Gadzhieva, S.Yu. Kuzmin, S.N. Lebedev, I.E. Sizova, O.V. Stryakhnina RFNC-VNIITF Snezhinsk 2005 2 SINARA capabilities * Multi-component single-velocity viscous flows * Elastic-plastic and strength properties of material * Turbulence * Linear heat conduction * Radiation * Neutron transport * Delayed neutrons, resonance self-shielding of cross sections and Doppler effect * Isotope burn-up 3 Material models * Ideal fluid with allowance for several components * Elasticity, plasticity, compressibility, fracture, melting, evaporation * Viscous fluid with allowance for several components * Turbulence * Geometrical model of radiation 4 Modules * Time-dependent hydrodynamics * Turbulent mixing * Time-dependent hydrodynamics with elastic-plastic and strength properties

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Classic Nintendo Games are (NP-)Hard Greg Aloupis  

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Classic Nintendo Games are (NP-)Hard Greg Aloupis Erik D. Demaine Alan Guo March 9, 2012 Abstract We prove NP-hardness results for five of Nintendo's largest video game franchises: Mario, Donkey Kong of Zelda, Metroid, and Pok´emon--and prove that it is NP- hard to play generalized versions of many games

Demaine, Erik

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SUSPENSION VIBRATION COMPENSATION USING A MEMS MICROACTUATOR IN HARD  

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SUSPENSION VIBRATION COMPENSATION USING A MEMS MICROACTUATOR IN HARD DISK DRIVES Tsung-Lin Chen density and spindle rotation speed in hard disk drives, airflow excited suspension vibration (windage with the MA (Li and Horowitz, 2001a). Several MA designs have been proposed for dual- stage actuation in hard

Horowitz, Roberto

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Using Hard Disks For Digital Preservation David S. H. Rosenthal  

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Using Hard Disks For Digital Preservation David S. H. Rosenthal Stanford University Libraries the hard disk holding the copy used for access as a preser- vation medium; the cooperative damage detection system as an example of the techniques needed to use hard disks as a medium for long- term preservation

Baker, Mary G.

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Young modulus dependence of nanoscopic friction coefficient in hard coatings  

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with miniature moving parts, such as micro- electromechanical systems and hard-disk drives.1,2 A betterYoung modulus dependence of nanoscopic friction coefficient in hard coatings Elisa Riedoa with varying hardness obtained by different growth temperatures. For the CrN films, we show that the changes

Brune, Harald

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Phase Contrast Microscopy with Soft and Hard X-rays  

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Calibration ­ Uses up part of dynamic range · Solution: ­ Soft x-rays: Back side Illumination ­ Hard xPhase Contrast Microscopy with Soft and Hard X-rays Using a Segmented Detector Benjamin Hornberger ­ Phase Contrast 101 · A Segmented Detector for Hard X-ray Microprobes ­ Segmented Silicon Chip ­ Charge

Homes, Christopher C.

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Design of Hard Water Stable Emulsifier Systems for Petroleum-  

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Design of Hard Water Stable Emulsifier Systems for Petroleum- and Bio-based Semi for petroleum and bio-based MWFs that improve fluid lifetime by providing emulsion stability under hard water provide improved hard water stability for both mineral oil- and vegetable oil-based formulations, even

Clarens, Andres

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Chiu_ARMSTM_COPS.ppt  

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Our retrieval method uses zenith radiance Our retrieval method uses zenith radiance measurements at 673, 870, and 1640 nm wavelengths and requires the presence of green vegetation in the surrounding area. * This method works because: 1. At 673 and 870nm, clouds have nearly identical optical properties, but vegetated surfaces reflect quite differently; 2. 1640 nm is a water-absorbing wavelength that contains information about the strength of forwarding scattering and absorption due to various cloud drop sizes. * Using a 1D radiative transfer model and surface reflectance from MODIS, we calculate zenith radiance I 673 , I 870 and , I 1640 as a function of cloud optical depth , effective cloud fraction A c , and cloud effective radius R eff to build our lookup tables (LUT) : * Using LUTs, we select possible solutions in which

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ARM - COPS Update, April 2009  

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Ayers, J., Minnis, P., Palikonda, R., Yost, C., Spangenberg, D., Chang, F., and Nguyen, L.: Comparison of Cloud Properties Derived from MSG SEVIRI and ARM Mobile Facility...

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Closeout of IE Bulletin 80-15: Possible loss of Emergency Notification System (ENS) with loss of offsite power  

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Documentation is provided in this report for the closeout of IE Bulletin 80-15 for nuclear power reactors. This bulletin pertained to a possible loss of the Emergency Notification System (ENS) upon loss of offsite power. Closeout is based on the implementation and verification of six (6) required actions by licensees of nuclear power reactors in operation or near to receiving an operating license when the bulletin was issued on June 18, 1980. Evaluation of utility responses and NRC/Region inspection reports indicates that the bulletin is closed for all of the 69 nuclear power reactors to which it was issued for action and which were not shut down indefinitely or permanently at the time of issuance of this report. Background information is supplied in the Introduction and Appendix A. Nuclear fuel facilities as well as nuclear power facilities were identified in the enclosures to the bulletin. However, per an NRC memorandum, the closeout of the bulletin for nuclear fuel facilities is not within the scope of this report.

Foley, W.J.; Dean, R.S.; Hennick, A. (Parameter, Inc., Elm Grove, WI (USA))

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Troubleshooting: NP-hardness and solution methods  

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Troubleshooting is one of the areas where Bayesian Networks are successfully applied [8]. In the present paper we show that the generally de ned troubleshooting task is NP-hard. Heuristic algorithms that find an optimal solution are described. A new method approximating the optimal solution within polynomial time is proposed. Approximations obtained through two different methods are compared with the optimal solutions. The comparisons are performed on models for troubleshooting of laser printers. We observed that the suboptimal solutions provided by the polynomial methods were not far from the optimal ones.

Marta Vomlelov; Jirí Vomlel

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Burning actinides in very hard spectrum reactors  

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The major unresolved problem in the nuclear industry is the ultimate disposition of the waste products of light water reactors. The study demonstrates the feasibility of designing a very hard spectrum actinide burner reactor (ABR). A 1100 MW/sub t/ ABR design fueled entirely with actinides reprocessed from light water reactor (LWR) wastes is proposed as both an ultimate disposal mechanism for actinides and a means of concurrently producing usable power. Actinides from discharged ABR fuel are recycled to the ABR while fission products are routed to a permanent repository. As an integral part of a large energy park, each such ABR would dispose of the waste actinides from 2 LWRs.

Robinson, A.H.; Shirley, G.W.; Prichard, A.W.; Trapp, T.J.

1978-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

116

A new local concept of chemical potential and chemical hardness  

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The definition of local hardness by the derivative of the chemical potential with respect to the electron density has raised several questions, and its applicability as the local counterpart of chemical hardness has proved to be limited to (globally) hard molecules. Here, we propose that instead of defining a local hardness from the chemical potential in the above way, first a local chemical potential should be defined from the ground-state energy by its derivative with respect to the electron density, from which then the corresponding local hardness can be gained just as the hardness is obtained from the chemical potential - namely, by a simple differentiation with respect to the electron number. In this way, one does not neglect potentially important terms in the local hardness expression.

Gal, Tamas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Impact of the CommercialEconomic Impact of the CommercialEconomic Impact of the Commercial Hard Clam Culture IndustryHard Clam Culture IndustryHard Clam Culture Industry  

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Hard Clam Culture IndustryHard Clam Culture IndustryHard Clam Culture Industry on the Economy;2 Introduction Commercially cultured hard clams have become the single most economically important food item sales of cultured hard clams have equaled or exceeded the growth realized by the more established

Florida, University of

118

Resource Reclaiming in Hard Real-Time Systems with Static and Dynamic Workloads  

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This paper addresses resource reclaiming in the context of non-preemptive priority list scheduling for hard real-time systems. Such scheduling is inherently susceptible to multiprocessor timing anomalies. We present low overhead run-time stabilization methods for a general tasking model that allows phantom tasks as a mechanism to model processor external events. A family of scheduling algorithms is de?ned, that guarantees run-time stabilization for systems consisting of tasks with hard and soft deadlines. The later, i.e. soft tasks, may arrive dynamically. Stabilization is addressed in the context of dynamic and static task to processor allocation. Previous stabilization methods, focused on apriori stabilization for static workloads with dynamic task to processor allocation, thus cannot support this general scheduling model. By taking advantage of run-time information, the stabilization algorithms use the scan-window approach to prevent instability from occurring. Mechanisms are introduced that explicitly control the run-time behavior of tasks with hard deadlines. As a consequence, processor resources become available that can be used to improve processor utilization and response time of soft tasks. The resulting scan algorithms are intended for real world applications where low run-time overhead and a realistic task model are needed. 1

A. W. Krings; M. H. Azadmanesh

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

TABL Longer Hard Hat description-Sept 26.PDF  

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Hat Use and Inspection Hat Use and Inspection Hard hats are an important piece of personal protective equipment (PPE). Hard hats worn at Berkeley Lab must comply with the requirements of ANSI Z89.1 for impact protection and electrical performance. PPE can only be effective if it is used properly and the wearer understands its limitations, care, and maintenance. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132 requires that PPE be maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition. Defective or damaged equipment should never be used. To inspect PPE, emp loyees should follow manufacturer's recommendations for specific inspection procedures. Hard Hat Inspection - Bullard Hard Hats Bullard 3000 hard hats are available at LBL Central Stores, located in B78. Bullard User Information provides detailed inspection procedures for all Bullard hard hats.

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A Marriage of Hardware and Hard Work  

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Shaken but Not Stirred Shaken but Not Stirred 2008 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award The 2008 3-Way Meeting In R&D, Super X-rays Mark Many Spots A New Gas Loading System for Diamond Anvil Cells at GSECARS APS News Archives: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed A Marriage of Hardware and Hard Work MAY 5, 2008 Bookmark and Share The first assembled production girder for the LCLS sits atop the coordinate measuring machine. From "SLAC Today," http://today.slac.stanford.edu/ The first undulator support girder assembly for the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) made its way from the Collider Hall, where technicians are piecing them together, to the

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Hard scattering phenomena from RHIC to LHC  

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In the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider era the high-p{sub T} particle emerging from hard scattering became an important tool of exploration of excited nuclear medium formed in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. Discovery of anomalous suppression of high-p{sub T} particle yield [1] together with an observation of disappearance of back-to-back hadron correlation in central Au+Au collisions in 2002 [2] were the key results interpreted as a manifestation of the deconfined QCD medium in heavy ion collisions. Analysis of the high-p{sub T} particle and jet production is already a standard experimental technique providing a test bench for pQCD description of the point-like constituent scattering in p+p collisions and sensitive probes of the excited nuclear medium in A+A collisions.

Rak, Jan [Jyvaeskylae University, FI-40014 Jyvaeskylae (Finland)

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock compression synthesis of hard materials  

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The purpose of this research was to adapt the high explosives technology that was developed in conjunction with nuclear weapons programs to subjecting materials to ultra-high pressures and to explore the utility of this technique for the synthesis of hard materials. The research was conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Texas, Texas Tech University and Pantex (Mason and Hanger Corp.). The group designed, modeled, built, and tested a new device that allows quantitative recovery of grams of material that have been subjected to unprecedented pressures. The modeling work was done at Texas Tech and Pantex. The metal parts and material samples were made at the University of Texas, and Pantex machined the explosives, assembled the devices and conducted the detonations. Sample characterization was carried out at the University of Texas and Texas Tech.

Willson, C.G. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanomechanics of hard films on compliant substrates.  

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Development of flexible thin film systems for biomedical, homeland security and environmental sensing applications has increased dramatically in recent years [1,2,3,4]. These systems typically combine traditional semiconductor technology with new flexible substrates, allowing for both the high electron mobility of semiconductors and the flexibility of polymers. The devices have the ability to be easily integrated into components and show promise for advanced design concepts, ranging from innovative microelectronics to MEMS and NEMS devices. These devices often contain layers of thin polymer, ceramic and metallic films where differing properties can lead to large residual stresses [5]. As long as the films remain substrate-bonded, they may deform far beyond their freestanding counterpart. Once debonded, substrate constraint disappears leading to film failure where compressive stresses can lead to wrinkling, delamination, and buckling [6,7,8] while tensile stresses can lead to film fracture and decohesion [9,10,11]. In all cases, performance depends on film adhesion. Experimentally it is difficult to measure adhesion. It is often studied using tape [12], pull off [13,14,15], and peel tests [16,17]. More recent techniques for measuring adhesion include scratch testing [18,19,20,21], four point bending [22,23,24], indentation [25,26,27], spontaneous blisters [28,29] and stressed overlayers [7,26,30,31,32,33]. Nevertheless, sample design and test techniques must be tailored for each system. There is a large body of elastic thin film fracture and elastic contact mechanics solutions for elastic films on rigid substrates in the published literature [5,7,34,35,36]. More recent work has extended these solutions to films on compliant substrates and show that increasing compliance markedly changes fracture energies compared with rigid elastic solution results [37,38]. However, the introduction of inelastic substrate response significantly complicates the problem [10,39,40]. As a result, our understanding of the critical relationship between adhesion, properties, and fracture for hard films on compliant substrates is limited. To address this issue, we integrated nanomechanical testing and mechanics-based modeling in a program to define the critical relationship between deformation and fracture of nanoscale films on compliant substrates. The approach involved designing model film systems and employing nano-scale experimental characterization techniques to isolate effects of compliance, viscoelasticity, and plasticity on deformation and fracture of thin hard films on substrates that spanned more than two orders of compliance magnitude exhibit different interface structures, have different adhesion strengths, and function differently under stress. The results of this work are described in six chapters. Chapter 1 provides the motivation for this work. Chapter 2 presents experimental results covering film system design, sample preparation, indentation response, and fracture including discussion on the effects of substrate compliance on fracture energies and buckle formation from existing models. Chapter 3 describes the use of analytical and finite element simulations to define the role of substrate compliance and film geometry on the indentation response of thin hard films on compliant substrates. Chapter 4 describes the development and application of cohesive zone model based finite element simulations to determine how substrate compliance affects debond growth. Chapter 5 describes the use of molecular dynamics simulations to define the effects of substrate compliance on interfacial fracture of thin hard tungsten films on silicon substrates. Chapter 6 describes the Workshops sponsored through this program to advance understanding of material and system behavior.

Reedy, Earl David, Jr. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Emerson, John Allen (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Bahr, David F. (Washington State University, Pullman, WA); Moody, Neville Reid; Zhou, Xiao Wang; Hales, Lucas (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN); Adams, David Price (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Yeager,John (Washington State University, Pullman, WA); Nyugen, Thao D. (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD); Corona, Edmundo (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Kennedy, Marian S. (Clemson University, Clemson, SC); Cordill, Megan J. (Erich Schmid Institute, Leoben, Austria)

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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March 21, 1997 Ergodicity of Hard Spheres in a Box  

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March 21, 1997 Ergodicity of Hard Spheres in a Box N'andor Sim'anyi 1 Bolyai Institute of J@math.u­szeged.hu Abstract. We prove that the system of two hard balls in a �­dimensional (� � 2) rectangular box is ergodic consider the billiard system of two hard balls with unit mass and radius r (0 ! r ! 1=4) moving uniformly

125

Hard Spring Wheat Variety Descriptions Resistance To2  

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1 Hard Spring Wheat Variety Descriptions Resistance To2 Quality Factors Straw Stem Leaf Foliar Head; S =susceptible; VS =very susceptible; NA = data not available. #12;2 Hard White Spring Wheat Descriptions HWS 36.6 35.7 58.4 15.0 14.7 Kanata HWS 35.5 35.5 60.0 15.9 15.6 LSD 5% -- 3.2 -- 1.4 0.8 -- HWS-Hard

Dyer, Bill

126

Radiation Hard AlGaN Detectors and Imager  

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Radiation hardness of AlGaN photodiodes was tested using a 65 MeV proton beam with a total proton fluence of 3x10{sup 12} protons/cm{sup 2}. AlGaN Deep UV Photodiode have extremely high radiation hardness. These new devices have mission critical applications in high energy density physics (HEDP) and space explorations. These new devices satisfy radiation hardness requirements by NIF. NSTec is developing next generation AlGaN optoelectronics and imagers.

None

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Direct Imaging of Soft?Hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene  

bates on a graphene sheet in a conventional TEM.14 As demonstrated here, the TEM imaging of molecular layers and interfaces between hard and soft materials can be

128

The Effect of Circulating Coal Slurry Water Hardness on Coal ...  

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In order to investigate the effect of gypsum on flotation and coal slurry settling during coal slurry recirculation, the water hardness and proton conductivity of coal ...

129

The biotechnology of hard coal utilization as a bioprocess substrate.  

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??The development of coal biotechnology, using hard coal as a substrate, has been impeded by its low reactivity in biological processes. As a result, the… (more)

Mutambanengwe, Cecil Clifford Zvandada

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Kinetics, Transport, and Structure in Hard and Soft Materials - TMS  

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Jul 25, 2007 ... REVIEWED BY: Stephen Rankin, associate professor, University of Kentucky. In his book Kinetics, Transport, and Structure in Hard and Soft ...

131

Effect of Varying Aluminum and Columbium Content on Hardness ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Underagi ng as compared to overaging appears to improve tensile ductility for similar strength and hardness but is sensitive to minor variations in composition.

132

*Revisions to POS List, i.e. updates, additions and/or deletions NILAND GAS TURBINE PLANT, DOCKET NO.O6-SPPE-1  

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*Revisions to POS List, i.e. updates, additions and/or deletions NILAND GAS TURBINE PLANT, DOCKET OF CALIFORNIA SMALL POWER PLANT EXEMPTION FOR THE NILAND GAS TURBINE PLANT DOCKET NO. 06-SPPE-1 (Imperial_hahn@urscorp.com #12;*Revisions to POS List, i.e. updates, additions and/or deletions NILAND GAS TURBINE PLANT, DOCKET

133

Proving Hard-Core Predicates Using List Decoding  

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We introduce a unifying framework for proving that predicate P is hard-core for a one-way function f, and apply it to a broad family of functions and predicates, reproving old results in an entirely different way as well as showing new hard-core predicates ...

Adi Akavia; Shafi Goldwasser; Samuel Safra

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Hard X-ray Phase Contrast -Techniques and Applications -  

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Hard X-ray Phase Contrast Microscopy - Techniques and Applications - A Dissertation Presented of the Graduate School ii #12;Abstract of the Dissertation Hard X-ray Phase Contrast Microscopy - Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 3.2.4 Reconstruction Example for Integration Method . . . . 59 3.2.5 The Imaginary Part

135

Computer Hard Drive Geolocation by HTTP Feature Extraction  

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files of a set of computers acquired in China, part of a larger research data set of real user data [10Computer Hard Drive Geolocation by HTTP Feature Extraction Technical Report UCSC-SSRC-12-04 May://www.ssrc.ucsc.edu/ #12;Computer Hard Drive Geolocation by HTTP Feature Extraction Ziqian Wan Sichuan University Alex J

Miller, Ethan L.

136

Solving "Hard" Satisfiability Problems Using GridSAT Wahid Chrabakh  

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Solving "Hard" Satisfiability Problems Using GridSAT Wahid Chrabakh and Rich Wolski Department a set of "hard" and previously unsolved set of satisfiability prob- lems. We enhance the GridSAT solver. Solving such challenging problems and enabling new scientific results is an integral part of the grid

Mitchell, David G.

137

Automated Configuration of Algorithms for Solving Hard Computational Problems  

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Automated Configuration of Algorithms for Solving Hard Computational Problems by Frank Hutter Dipl-performing algorithms for many hard problems are highly parameterized. Selecting the best heuristics and tuning studies the automation of this important part of algorithm design: the configuration of discrete algorithm

Hutter, Frank

138

hepph/0405158 3.1 Hard contribution 7  

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contributions, namely terms in the soft part that do not diverge in the limit # ### ## and terms in the hard; ######## ## ############ # ## ### ##### ### ### ############ # ## ####### ##### ########## #### # 3.1 Hard contribution 7 3.2 Soft contribution 12 3.3 Total thermal production rate 14 superpartners|the axino and the saxion|arise, which are not part of the standard spectrum of the minimally

139

Hard X-ray Variability of AGN  

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Aims: Active Galactic Nuclei are known to be variable throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. An energy domain poorly studied in this respect is the hard X-ray range above 20 keV. Methods: The first 9 months of the Swift/BAT all-sky survey are used to study the 14 - 195 keV variability of the 44 brightest AGN. The sources have been selected due to their detection significance of >10 sigma. We tested the variability using a maximum likelihood estimator and by analysing the structure function. Results: Probing different time scales, it appears that the absorbed AGN are more variable than the unabsorbed ones. The same applies for the comparison of Seyfert 2 and Seyfert 1 objects. As expected the blazars show stronger variability. 15% of the non-blazar AGN show variability of >20% compared to the average flux on time scales of 20 days, and 30% show at least 10% flux variation. All the non-blazar AGN which show strong variability are low-luminosity objects with L(14-195 keV) < 1E44 erg/sec. Conclusions: Concerning the variability pattern, there is a tendency of unabsorbed or type 1 galaxies being less variable than the absorbed or type 2 objects at hardest X-rays. A more solid anti-correlation is found between variability and luminosity, which has been previously observed in soft X-rays, in the UV, and in the optical domain.

V. Beckmann; S. D. Barthelmy; T. J. -L. Courvoisier; N. Gehrels; S. Soldi; J. Tueller; G. Wendt

2007-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Three Ni-Hard I Alloys  

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Comparison of Three Ni-Hard I Alloys Comparison of Three Ni-Hard I Alloys Ö. N. Do-an 1 , J.A. Hawk 1 , and J.Rice 2 1 U.S. Department of Energy, Albany Research Center, Albany, Oregon 2 Texaloy Foundry Co., Inc., Floresville, Texas Keywords: Ni-Hard white irons, Bainite, Martensite, Austenite, Abrasion resistant iron Abstract This report documents the results of an investigation which was undertaken to reveal the similarities and differences in the mechanical properties and microstructural characteristics of three Ni-Hard I alloys. One alloy (B1) is ASTM A532 class IA Ni-Hard containing 4.2 wt. pct. Ni. The second alloy (B2) is similar to B1 but higher in Cr, Si, and Mo. The third alloy (T1) also falls in the same ASTM specification, but it contains 3.3 wt. pct. Ni. The alloys were evaluated in both as-cast and

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Photon Sciences | Beamlines | HXN: Hard X-ray Nanoprobe  

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HXN: Hard X-ray Nanoprobe HXN: Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Poster | Fact Sheet | Preliminary Design Report Scientific Scope The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline and endstation instruments (HXN) will be designed and constructed to explore new frontiers of hard x-ray microscopy applications with the highest achievable spatial resolution. Currently the available spatial resolution for scientific applications, provided by scanning x-ray microscopes in the hard x-ray regime, is limited to ~50nm, which is still insufficient for probing the nanoscale interfacial structures critical in determining properties and functionalities of material and biological systems. The HXN beamline aims to enable x-ray experiments at spatial resolutions ranging from 10 to 30 nm with an ultimate goal of ~1 nm. Beamline Description

142

Properties of vacuum arc deposited amorphous hard carbon films  

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Amorphous hard carbon films formed by vacuum arc deposition are hydrogen-free, dense, and very hard. The properties of amorphous hard carbon films depend strongly on the energy of the incident ions. A technique which is called Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation can be applied to vacuum arc deposition of amorphous hard carbon films to influence the ion energy. The authors have studied the influence of the ion energy on the elastic modulus determined by an ultrasonic method, and have measured the optical gap for films with the highest sp{sup 3} content they have obtained so far with this deposition technique. The results show an elastic modulus close to that of diamond, and an optical gap of 2.1 eV which is much greater than for amorphous hard carbon films deposited by other techniques.

Anders, S.; Anders, A.; Raoux, S. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)] [and others

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Crystallizing hard-sphere glasses by doping with active particles  

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Crystallization and vitrification are two different routes to form a solid. Normally these two processes suppress each other, with the glass transition preventing crystallization at high density (or low temperature). This is even true for systems of colloidal hard spheres, which are commonly used as building blocks for fabricating photonic crystals [1-3]. Here, by performing Brownian dynamics simulations of glass systems consisting of mixtures of active and passive hard spheres, we show that the crystallization of such hard-sphere glasses can be dramatically promoted by doping the system with small amounts of active particles. Surprisingly, even hard-sphere glasses of packing fraction up to $\\phi = 0.635$ crystallize, which is around 0.5% below the random close packing ~ 0.64. Our results suggest a novel way of fabricating crystalline materials from (colloidal) glasses. This is particularly important for materials that get easily kinetically trapped in glassy states, and crystal nucleation hardly occurs.

Ran Ni; Martien A. Cohen Stuart; Marjolein Dijkstra; Peter G. Bolhuis

2013-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

144

Induction of a subnuclear structure by the simultaneous expression of baculovirus proteins, IE1, LEF3, and P143 in the presence of hr  

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Baculoviruses elicit the formation of a nuclear domain, called the virogenic stroma, in which viral DNA replication and nucleocapsid assembly occur. We had previously reported that nuclear focus formation of a transcriptional activator, IE1, is triggered by its binding to a viral DNA element, hr, and predicted that this hr-induced IE1 focus is an initial scaffold for the virogenic stroma. However, LEF3, a component of the virogenic stroma, did not localize to the IE1 foci. In exploring a mediator for its localization, we found that a baculovirus DNA helicase (P143), in combination with IE1 and hr, induced a subnuclear structure to which LEF3 localized and also that another component of the virogenic stroma, DBP, is able to localize to this structure. These results reveal that only four viral molecules are necessary to establish a nuclear domain which possesses a recruiting ability for a component of the virogenic stroma.

Nagamine, Toshihiro [RIKEN Discovery Research Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)]. E-mail: tnaga@riken.jp; Kawasaki, Yu [RIKEN Discovery Research Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Shimo-Okubo, Saitama-shi, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan); Matsumoto, Shogo [RIKEN Discovery Research Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High efficiency, radiation-hard solar cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The direct gap of the In{sub 1-x}Ga{sub x}N alloy system extends continuously from InN (0.7 eV, in the near IR) to GaN (3.4 eV, in the mid-ultraviolet). This opens the intriguing possibility of using this single ternary alloy system in single or multi-junction (MJ) solar cells of the type used for space-based surveillance satellites. To evaluate the suitability of In{sub 1-x}Ga{sub x}N as a material for space applications, high quality thin films were grown with molecular beam epitaxy and extensive damage testing with electron, proton, and alpha particle radiation was performed. Using the room temperature photoluminescence intensity as a indirect measure of minority carrier lifetime, it is shown that In{sub 1-x}Ga{sub x}N retains its optoelectronic properties at radiation damage doses at least 2 orders of magnitude higher than the damage thresholds of the materials (GaAs and GaInP) currently used in high efficiency MJ cells. This indicates that the In{sub 1-x}Ga{sub x}N is well-suited for the future development of ultra radiation-hard optoelectronics. Critical issues affecting development of solar cells using this material system were addressed. The presence of an electron-rich surface layer in InN and In{sub 1-x}Ga{sub x}N (0 < x < 0.63) was investigated; it was shown that this is a less significant effect at large x. Evidence of p-type activity below the surface in Mg-doped InN was obtained; this is a significant step toward achieving photovoltaic action and, ultimately, a solar cell using this material.

Ager III, J.W.; Walukiewicz, W.

2004-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

146

Converting hard copy documents for electronic dissemination  

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Since the advent of computer systems, the goal of a paperless office, and even a paperless society, has been pursued. While the normal paper flow in an organization is far from totally automated, particularly for items requiring signatures or authorizations, electronic information dissemination is becoming an almost simple task. The reasons for providing on-line documents are many and include faster and easier access for everyone, elimination of printing costs, reduction of wasted shelf and desk space, and the security of having a centrally-located, always up-to-date document. New computer software even provides the user with the ability to annotate documents and to have bookmarks so that the old scribbled-in and dog-eared manual can be replaced without loosing this `customizability`. Moreover, new hypermedia capabilities mean that documents can be read in a non-linear fashion and can include color figures and photographs, audio, and even animation sequences, capabilities which exceed those of paper. The proliferation of network-based information servers, coupled with the growth of the Internet, has enticed academic, governmental, and even commercial organizations to provide increasing numbers of documents and data bases in electronic form via the network, not just to internal staff, but to the public as well. Much of this information, which includes everything from mundane company procedures to spiffy marketing brochures, was previously published only in hard copy. Converting existing documents to electronic form and producing only electronic versions of new documents poses some interesting challenges to the maintainer or author.

Hoffman, F.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Extremely long hard bursts observed by Konus-Wind  

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We report the observations of the prompt emission of the extremely long hard burst, GRB 060814B, discovered by Konus-Wind and localized by the IPN. The observations reveal a smooth, hard, {approx}40-min long pulse followed by weaker emission seen several hours after the burst onset. We also present the Konus-Wind data on similar burst, GRB 971208, localized by BATSE/IPN. And finally we discuss the different possible origins of these unusual events.

Pal'shin, V.; Aptekar, R.; Frederiks, D.; Golenetskii, S.; Il'inskii, V.; Mazets, E.; Oleynik, P.; Ulanov, M. [Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 194021 (Russian Federation); Yamaoka, K. [Department of Physics and Mathematics, Aoyama Gakuin University, 5-10-1, Fuchinobe, Sagamihara 229-8558 (Japan); Ohno, M. [Department of Physical Sciences, School of Science, Hiroshima University 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Hurley, K. [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450 (United States); Sakamoto, T. [Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Mitrofanov, I. G.; Golovin, D.; Lirvak, M. L.; Sanin, A. B. [Institute for Space Research, Profsojuznaja 84/32, Moscow 117997 (Russian Federation); Boynton, W.; Fellows, C.; Harshman, K.; Shinohara, C. [Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)] (and others)

2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

148

Hard thermal effective action in QCD through the thermal operator  

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Through the application of the thermal operator to the zero temperature retarded Green's functions, we derive in a simple way the well known hard thermal effective action in QCD. By relating these functions to forward scattering amplitudes for on-shell particles, this derivation also clarifies the origin of important properties of the hard thermal effective action, such as the manifest Lorentz and gauge invariance of its integrand.

Ashok Das; J. Frenkel

2007-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

149

Fluid effects on seismic waves in hard rocks with fractures and in soft granular media  

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When fractures in otherwise hard rocks are filled with fluids (oil, gas, water, CO{sub 2}), the type and physical state of the fluid (liquid or gas) can make a large difference in the wave speeds and attenuation properties of seismic waves. The present work summarizes methods of deconstructing theses effects of fractures, together with any fluids contained within them, on wave propagation as observed in reflection seismic data. Additional studies of waves in fluid-saturated granular media show that the behavior can be quite different from that for fractured media, since these materials are typically much softer mechanically than are the fractured rocks (i.e., having a very small drained moduli). Important fluid effects in such media are often governed as much by fluid viscosity as by fluid bulk modulus.

Berryman, James G.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Ultra Hard Carbon Wear Coatings on Microgears Fabricated by Liga  

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Stiction and friction are of concern for the reliable, long-term application of Ni-alloy micromachines. We have found that the application of a 30-70 nm hard carbon coating produces a significant reduction in the friction coefficient and wear rate of electroformed Ni substrates in reciprocating sliding contact under simulated MEMS operating conditions. To evaluate the performance of coated components, a series of 70-pm-thick microgears ranging in diameter from 0.2 to 2.2 mm were fabricated from electroformed Ni via standard LIGA processes and fixtured on posts in preparation for the coating procedure. A pulsed vacuum- arc deposition process was used to deposit a carbon coating on the gears with the plasma incident at a shallow angle to the gears' top surface. A sample bias of -2 keV was used in order to produce a coating with relatively low stress and good adhesion while maintaining high hardness. This coating process is known to be somewhat comformal to the component surfaces. The coating uniformity, particularly in the high-aspect-ratio areas between the gear teeth, was evaluated with micro-Raman spectroscopy. It is shown that the coating can be applied uniformly on the top gear surface. Between the gear teeth the coating was the same thickness as on top of the gear down to a point 50 ~m below the top surface. Below that point (i.e. between 50 and 70 Lm), the coating thickness is somewhat thinner, but is still present. These results demonstrate that it is possible to a deposit hard carbon coating on microgears to reduce friction and wear in micromachines.

Ager III, J.W.; Brown, I.G.; Christenson, T.R.; Dugger, M.T.; Follstaedt, D.M.; Knapp, J.A.; Monteiro, O.R.

1998-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometry and material choices govern hard-rock drilling performance of PDC drag cutters.  

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Sandia National Laboratories has partnered with industry on a multifaceted, baseline experimental study that supports the development of improved drag cutters for advanced drill bits. Different nonstandard cutter lots were produced and subjected to laboratory tests that evaluated the influence of selected design and processing parameters on cutter loads, wear, and durability pertinent to the penetration of hard rock with mechanical properties representative of formations encountered in geothermal or deep oil/gas drilling environments. The focus was on cutters incorporating ultrahard PDC (polycrystalline diamond compact) overlays (i.e., diamond tables) on tungsten-carbide substrates. Parameter variations included changes in cutter geometry, material composition, and processing conditions. Geometric variables were the diamond-table thickness, the cutting-edge profile, and the PDC/substrate interface configuration. Material and processing variables for the diamond table were, respectively, the diamond particle size and the sintering pressure applied during cutter fabrication. Complementary drop-impact, granite-log abrasion, linear cutting-force, and rotary-drilling tests examined the response of cutters from each lot. Substantial changes in behavior were observed from lot to lot, allowing the identification of features contributing major (factor of 10+) improvements in cutting performance for hard-rock applications. Recent field demonstrations highlight the advantages of employing enhanced cutter technology during challenging drilling operations.

Wise, Jack LeRoy

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Does It Have To Be This Hard? Implementing the Nation's Most...  

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Have To Be This Hard? Implementing the Nation's Most Aggressive Renewables Portfolio Standard in California Title Does It Have To Be This Hard? Implementing the Nation's Most...

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Direct Imagining of Soft-hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene  

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Direct Imagining of Soft-hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene Direct Imagining of Soft-hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene Title Direct Imagining of Soft-hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2009 Authors Lee, Zonghoon, Ki-Joon Jeon, Albert Dato, Rolf Erni, Thomas J. Richardson, Michael Frenklach, and Velimir Radmilovic Journal NanoLetters Volume 9 Start Page 3365 Issue 9 Pagination 3365-3369 Date Published 09/2009 Abstract Direct imaging of surface molecules and the interfaces between soft and hard materials on functionalized nanoparticles is a great challenge using modern microscopy techniques. We show that graphene, a single atomic layer of sp2-bonded carbon atoms, can be employed as an ultrathin support film that enables direct imaging of molecular layers and interfaces in both conventional and atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy. An atomic-resolution imaging study of the capping layers and interfaces of citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles is used to demonstrate this novel capability. Our findings reveal the unique potential of graphene as an ideal support film for atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy of hard and soft nanomaterials.

154

YOHKOH remnants: partially occulted flares in hard X-rays  

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Flares being partially occulted by the solar limb, are the best reservoir of our knowledge about hard X-ray loop-top sources. Recently, the survey of partially occulted flares observed by the RHESSI has been published (Krucker & Lin 2008). The extensive YOHKOH database still awaits such activities. This work is an attempt to fill this gap. Among from 1286 flares in the YOHKOH Hard X-ray Telescope Flare Catalogue, for which the hard X-ray images had been enclosed, we identified 98 events that occurred behind the solar limb. We investigated their hard X-ray spectra and spatial structure. We found that in most cases the hard X-ray spectrum of partially occulted flares consists of two components, non-thermal and thermal, which are co-spatial. The photon energy spectra of the partially occulted flares are systematically steeper than spectra of the non-occulted flares. Such a difference we explain as a consequence of intrinsically dissimilar conditions ruling in coronal parts of flares, in comparison with the f...

Tomczak, M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HARD X-RAY AND MICROWAVE EMISSIONS FROM SOLAR FLARES WITH HARD SPECTRAL INDICES  

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We analyze 10 flare events that radiate intense hard X-ray (HXR) emission with significant photons over 300 keV to verify that the electrons that have a common origin of acceleration mechanism and energy power-law distribution with solar flares emit HXRs and microwaves. Most of these events have the following characteristics. HXRs emanate from the footpoints of flare loops, while microwaves emanate from the tops of flare loops. The time profiles of the microwave emission show delays of peak with respect to those of the corresponding HXR emission. The spectral indices of microwave emissions show gradual hardening in all events, while the spectral indices of the corresponding HXR emissions are roughly constant in most of the events, though rather rapid hardening is simultaneously observed in some for both indices during the onset time and the peak time. These characteristics suggest that the microwave emission emanates from the trapped electrons. Then, taking into account the role of the trapping of electrons for the microwave emission, we compare the observed microwave spectra with the model spectra calculated by a gyrosynchrotron code. As a result, we successfully reproduce the eight microwave spectra. From this result, we conclude that the electrons that have a common acceleration and a common energy distribution with solar flares emit both HXR and microwave emissions in the eight events, though microwave emission is contributed to by electrons with much higher energy than HXR emission.

Kawate, T. [Kwasan and Hida Observatory, Kitashirakawa-oiwakecho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Nishizuka, N. [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510 (Japan); Oi, A. [College of Science, Ibaraki University, Mito, Ibaraki 310-8512 (Japan); Ohyama, M. [Faculty of Education, Shiga University, 2-5-1 Hiratsu, Otsu, Shiga 1-1, Baba Hikone city, Siga 522-8522 (Japan); Nakajima, H., E-mail: kawate@kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Nobeyama Solar Radio Observatory, NAOJ, Nobeyama, Minamisaku, Nagano 384-1305 (Japan)

2012-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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What Previous Disasters Teach: The (Really) Hard Lessons of Katrina and Haiti  

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What Previous Disasters Teach: The (Really) Hard Lessons of Katrina and Haiti What Previous Disasters Teach: The (Really) Hard Lessons of Katrina and Haiti 1 (Really) Hard Lessons of Katrina and Haiti for Humanitarian Logistics (Really) Hard Lessons of Katrina and Haiti for Humanitarian Logistics José Holguín

Mitchell, John E.

157

Flash Memory Garbage Collection in Hard Real-Time Systems  

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Due to advances in capacity, speed, and economics, NAND-based flash memory technology is increasingly integrated into all types of computing systems, ranging from enterprise servers to embedded devices. However, due to its unpredictable up-date behavior and time consuming garbage collection mechanism, NAND-based flash memory is difficult to integrate into hard-real-time embedded systems. In this thesis, I propose a performance model for flash memory garbage collection that can be used in conjunction with a number of different garbage collection strategies. I describe how to model the cost of reactive (lazy) garbage collection and compare it to that of more proactive schemes. I develop formulas to assess the schedulability of hard real- time periodic task sets under simplified memory consumption models. Results show that I prove the proactive schemes achieve the larger maximum schedulable utilization than the traditional garbage collection mechanism for hard real-time systems in flash memory.

Lai, Chien-An

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adiabatic Quantum Programming: Minor Embedding With Hard Faults  

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Adiabatic quantum programming defines the time-dependent mapping of a quantum algorithm into the hardware or logical fabric. An essential programming step is the embedding of problem-specific information into the logical fabric to define the quantum computational transformation. We present algorithms for embedding arbitrary instances of the adiabatic quantum optimization algorithm into a square lattice of specialized unit cells. Our methods are shown to be extensible in fabric growth, linear in time, and quadratic in logical footprint. In addition, we provide methods for accommodating hard faults in the logical fabric without invoking approximations to the original problem. These hard fault-tolerant embedding algorithms are expected to prove useful for benchmarking the adiabatic quantum optimization algorithm on existing quantum logical hardware. We illustrate this versatility through numerical studies of embeddabilty versus hard fault rates in square lattices of complete bipartite unit cells.

Klymko, Christine F [ORNL] [ORNL; Sullivan, Blair D [ORNL] [ORNL; Humble, Travis S [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat treatment of cathodic arc deposited amorphous hard carbon films  

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Amorphous hard carbon films of varying sp{sup 2}/sp{sup 3} fractions have been deposited on Si using filtered cathodic are deposition with pulsed biasing. The films were heat treated in air up to 550 C. Raman investigation and nanoindentation were performed to study the modification of the films caused by the heat treatment. It was found that films containing a high sp{sup 3} fraction sustain their hardness for temperatures at least up to 400 C, their structure for temperatures up to 500 C, and show a low thickness loss during heat treatment. Films containing at low sp{sup 3} fraction graphitize during the heat treatment, show changes in structure and hardness, and a considerable thickness loss.

Anders, S.; Ager, J.W. III; Brown, I.G. [and others

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University of North Carolina's HARD Track Experiments at ...  

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... within sentences) and an indirect fashion (ie, via interaction and stimulation, where users ... marked as relevant on Form 1 and Form 2 as well as the ...

2006-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Free volume distribution of nearly jammed hard sphere packings  

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We calculate the free volume distributions of nearly jammed packings of monodisperse and bidisperse hard sphere configurations. These distributions differ qualitatively from those of the fluid, displaying a power law tail at large free volumes, which constitutes a distinct signature of nearly jammed configurations, persisting for moderate degrees of decompression. We reproduce and explain the observed distribution by considering the pair correlation function within the first coordination shell for jammed hard sphere configurations. We analyze features of the equation of state near jamming, and discuss the significance of observed asphericities of the free volumes to the equation of state.

Moumita Maiti; Srikanth Sastry

2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Component mixers and a hardness result for counterfeiting quantum money  

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In this paper we give the first proof that, under reasonable assumptions, a problem related to counterfeiting quantum money from knots [Farhi et al. 2010] is hard. Along the way, we introduce the concept of a component mixer, define three new classical query problems and associated complexity classes related to graph isomorphism and group membership, and conjecture an oracle separating QCMA from QMA.

Andrew Lutomirski

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Component mixers and a hardness result for counterfeiting quantum money  

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In this paper we give the first proof that, under reasonable assumptions, a problem related to counterfeiting quantum money from knots [Farhi et al. 2010] is hard. Along the way, we introduce the concept of a component mixer, define three new classical query problems and associated complexity classes related to graph isomorphism and group membership, and conjecture an oracle separating QCMA from QMA.

Lutomirski, Andrew

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Imperative of Hard Power The 2009 Defence White Paper  

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The Imperative of Hard Power The 2009 Defence White Paper Presented by National Security College Mr Michael Pezzullo was the Deputy Secretary (2009 White Paper) in the Department of Defence of force by states in the modern world was dealt with in the 2009 Defence White Paper, and in particular

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Face and Eye Detection on Hard Datasets Jon Parris1  

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Face and Eye Detection on Hard Datasets Jon Parris1 , Michael Wilber1 , Brian Heflin2 , Ham Rara3 with refinement. Similarly, [3] lever- ages parts of existing data and spends much of their discus- sion about by using the ratios de- scribed in csuPreprocessnormalize.c, part of the CSU Face Evaluation

Boult, Terrance E.

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Why is hard to patent an invention? , W. Bein 2  

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Why is hard to patent an invention? D. Bein 1 , W. Bein 2 , M. P. Brut 3 and A. M. Cazacu 4 1 an agreement giving the company exclusive rights to any intellectual property developed as part of their work application at any time. Patent trolling refers to "those who acquire patents with no intention to use them

Bein, Wolfgang

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Face and Eye Detection on Hard Datasets , Michael Wilber  

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Face and Eye Detection on Hard Datasets Jon Parris 1 , Michael Wilber 1 , Brian Heflin 2 , Ham Rara is a dataset collected using auto mated face detection with refinement. Similarly, [3] lever ages parts the ratios de scribed in csuPreprocessnormalize. c, part of the CSU Face Evaluation and ldentification

Farag, Aly A.

168

May 29, 2010 The Hard Sell on Salt  

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May 29, 2010 The Hard Sell on Salt By MICHAEL MOSS With salt under attack for its ill effects -- an allure the industry has recognized for decades. "Once a preference is acquired," a top scientist at Frito adopting the lower standard for everyone as part of its review of nutrition standards. The food industry

Bent, Andrew F.

169

Scaling Hard Vertical Surfaces with Compliant Microspine Arrays  

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A new approach for climbing hard vertical surfaces has been developed that allows a robot to scale concrete, stucco, brick and masonry walls without using suction or adhesives.The approach is inspired by the mechanisms observed in some climbing insects ... Keywords: bio-inspired, climbing, legged locomation, spines

Alan T. Asbeck; Sangbae Kim; M. R. Cutkosky; William R. Provancher; Michele Lanzetta

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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January 29, 2011 Google Finds It Hard to Reinvent  

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January 29, 2011 Google Finds It Hard to Reinvent Philanthropy By STEPHANIE STROM and MIGUEL HELFT JUST before Google first sold its shares to the public in 2004, Larry Page, one of its founders of Google's profits, 1 percent of its equity and a significant amount of its employees' time to the effort

Snider, Barry B.

171

Nonexistence of Voting Rules That Are Usually Hard to Manipulate  

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... problem for multiagent systems, and one general method for doing so is to vote over the alternatives (candidates). Unfortunately, the Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem shows that when there are three or more candidates, all reasonable voting rules are manipulable (in the sense that there exist situations in which a voter would benefit from reporting its preferences insincerely). To circumvent this impossibility result, recent research has investigated whether it is possible to make finding a beneficial manipulation computationally hard. This approach has had some limited success, exhibiting rules under which the problem of finding a beneficial manipulation is NP- hard, #P-hard, or even PSPACE-hard. Thus, under these rules, it is unlikely that a computationally efficient algorithm can be constructed that always finds a beneficial manipulation (when it exists). However, this still does not preclude the existence of an efficient algorithm that often finds a successful manipulation (when it exists). There have been attempts to design a rule under which finding a beneficial manipulation is usually hard, but they have failed. To explain this failure, in this paper, we show that it is in fact impossible to design such a rule, if the rule is also required to satisfy another property: a large fraction of the manipulable instances are both weakly monotone, and allow the manipulators to make either of exactly two candidates win. We argue why one should expect voting rules to have this property, and show experimentally that common voting rules clearly satisfy it. We also discuss approaches for potentially circumventing this impossibility result.

Vincent Conitzer; Tuomas Sandholm

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard target penetrator explosive development optimization of fragment, blast and survivability properties of explosives for hard target applications  

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Several new explosives have been developed for hard target and related applications. Materials having energy densities as high as 20 KJ/cc have been made. Mid-scale field trials have been carried out at Eglin Air Force Base. Fragmentation improvements 150% that of Tritonal have been attained.

Simpson, R. L., LLNL

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The place of hard coal in energy supply pattern of Turkey  

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Lignite and hard coal are the major sources of domestic energy sources of Turkey. Hard coal is produced at only one district in the country. Zonguldak Hard Coal Basin is the major power for development of the Turkish steel-making industry. It is the only hard coal basin in the country and it has, to date, supplied approximately 400 million tons of run-of-mine hard coal. This article investigates the potential of hard coal as an energy source and discusses the measures to activate the region for the future energy supply objectives of the country.

Yilmaz, A.O.; Aydiner, K. [Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon (Turkey). Mining Engineering Department

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Bonded multilayer Laue Lens for focusing hard x-rays.  

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We have fabricated partial Multilayer Laue Lens (MLL) linear zone plate structures with thousands of alternating WSi{sub 2} and Si layers and various outermost zone widths according to the Fresnel zone plate formula. Using partial MLL structures, we were able to focus hard X-rays to line foci with a width of 30 nm and below. Here, we describe challenges and approaches used to bond these multilayers to achieve line and point focusing. Bonding was done by coating two multilayers with AuSn and heating in a vacuum oven at 280-300 C. X-ray reflectivity measurements confirmed that there was no change in the multilayers after heating to 350 C. A bonded MLL was polished to a 5-25 {micro}m wedge without cracking. SEM image analyses found well-positioned multilayers after bonding. These results demonstrate the feasibility of a bonded full MLL for focusing hard X-rays.

Liu, C.; Conley, R.; Qian, J.; Kewish, C.M.; Macrander, A.T.; Maser, J.; Kang, H.C.; Yan, H.; Stephenson, G.B.; Advanced Photonics Research Institute; Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

2007-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

175

Hard Sphere Dynamics for Normal and Granular Fluids  

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A fluid of N smooth, hard spheres is considered as a model for normal (elastic collisions) and granular (inelastic collisions) fluids. The potential energy is discontinuous for hard spheres so the pairwise forces are singular and the usual forms of Newtonian and Hamiltonian mechanics do not apply. Nevertheless, particle trajectories in the N particle phase space are well defined and the generators for these trajectories can be identified. The first part of this presentation is a review of the generators for the dynamics of observables and probability densities. The new results presented in the second part refer to applications of these generators to the Liouville dynamics for granular fluids. A set of eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the generator for this Liouville dynamics is identified in a special "stationary representation". This provides a class of exact solutions to the Liouville equation that are closely related to hydrodynamics for granular fluids.

James W. Dufty; Aparna Baskaran

2005-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

176

Stimulation of static deconfined medium by multiple hard partons  

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We investigate the response of non-expanding deconfined hot matter to energy and momentum deposition from a pair of partons moving with high energies. Several situations are examined with partons moving so that the generated wakes in the medium interact. The resulting energy and flow profiles are studied. Such cases are relevant for nuclear collisions at the LHC where several hard partons are produced in a single collision and their contribution to collective expansion of the fireball may be important.

Martin Schulc; Boris Tomasik

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoindentation and nanoscratching of hard carbon coatings for magnetic disks  

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Nanoindentation and nanoscratching experiments have been performed to assess the mechanical properties of several carbon thin films with potential application as wear resistant coatings for magnetic disks. These include three hydrogenated-carbon films prepared by sputter deposition in a H{sub 2}/Ar gas mixture (hydrogen contents of 20, 34, and 40 atomic %) and a pure carbon film prepared by cathodic-arc plasma techniques. Each film was deposited on a silicon substrate to thickness of about 300 run. The hardness and elastic modulus were measured using nanoindentation methods, and ultra-low load scratch tests were used to assess the scratch resistance of the films and measure friction coefficients. Results show that the hardness, elastic modulus, and scratch resistance of the 20 and 34% hydrogenated films are significantly greater than the 40% film, thereby showing that there is a limit to the amount of hydrogen producing beneficial effects. The cathodic-arc film, with a hardness of greater than 59 GPa, is considerably harder than any of the hydrogenated films and has a superior scratch resistance.

Tsui, T.Y.; Pharr, G.M. [Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States). Dept. of Materials Science; Oliver, W.C. [Nano Instruments, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Bhatia, C.S.; White, R.L. [IBM Storage Systems Division, San Jose, CA (United States); Anders, S.; Anders, A.; Brown, I.G. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-linear inversion modeling for Ultrasound Computer Tomography: transition from soft to hard tissues imaging  

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Non-linear inversion modeling for Ultrasound Computer Tomography: transition from soft to hard, the tomographic procedure used is adapted to broadband data acquired in scattering configurations while, Iterative Approximation, Soft Tissues Imaging, Hard Tissues Imaging, Breast, Bones 1. INTRODUCTION

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Science Bowl 2012: A Long, Hard-Fought Battle for First | Department...  

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Science Bowl 2012: A Long, Hard-Fought Battle for First Science Bowl 2012: A Long, Hard-Fought Battle for First May 1, 2012 - 5:53pm Addthis Zaroug Jafeel, Mathew Arbesfeld, Julia...

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Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural...  

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Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources November 2, 2010 -...

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Equilibrium Phase Behavior of Polydisperse Hard Spheres Moreno Fasolo* and Peter Sollich  

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Equilibrium Phase Behavior of Polydisperse Hard Spheres Moreno Fasolo* and Peter Sollich Department 2003) We calculate the phase behavior of hard spheres with size polydispersity, using accurate free order. The simplest system for studying this transition is one where the particles act as hard spheres

Sollich, Peter

182

Hard prey, soft jaws and the ontogeny of feeding mechanics in the spotted ratfish  

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Hard prey, soft jaws and the ontogeny of feeding mechanics in the spotted ratfish Hydrolagus colliei is a holocephalan fish that consumes hard prey (durophagy) but lacks many morphological characters (Chondrichthyes: Holocephali) have branded them as hard prey specialists (Didier 1995; Grogan & Lund 2004

Summers, Adam P.

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Bonding in hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride films investigated H NMR spectroscopy  

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Bonding in hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride films investigated using 15 N, 13 C, and 1 H Received 14 February 2003; published 5 November 2003 The nitrogen bonding in hard and elastic amorphous substrates at 300 °C. Nanoindentation tests revealed an elastic recovery of 80%, a hardness of 5 GPa

Reilly, Anne

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Empirical Hardness Models: Methodology and a Case Study on Combinatorial Auctions  

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Empirical Hardness Models: Methodology and a Case Study on Combinatorial Auctions KEVIN LEYTON to be hard or easy. We also present two applications of our models: building algorithm portfolios that outperform their constituent algorithms, and generating test distributions that emphasize hard problems. We

Shoham, Yoav

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BAYESIAN ESTIMATION OF HARDNESS RATIOS: MODELING AND COMPUTATIONS Taeyoung Park, 1  

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BAYESIAN ESTIMATION OF HARDNESS RATIOS: MODELING AND COMPUTATIONS Taeyoung Park, 1 Vinay L. Kashyap the nature of a photon spectrum is the so­called hardness ratio, which compares the numbers of counts observed in different passbands. The hardness ratio is especially useful to distinguish between

Wargelin, Bradford J.

186

Imaging of micro-and nano-structures with hard X-rays  

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object with the hard X-ray microscope A horizontal line profile is inserted in the upper right partImaging of micro- and nano-structures with hard X-rays C. Rau, V. Crecea, C.-P. Richter, K Abstract: Imaging of micro- and nano-structures of opaque samples is demonstrated using hard X-rays. Two

Braun, Paul

187

Hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride thin films studied by 13 C nuclear magnetic  

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Hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride thin films studied by 13 C nuclear magnetic resonance bonding of hard and elastic amorphous carbon nitride (a-CNx) thin films was examined using solid-state 13 on Si 001 substrates at 300 °C. Nanoindentation tests reveal a recovery of 80%, a hardness of 5 GPa

Reilly, Anne

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BAYESIAN ESTIMATION OF HARDNESS RATIOS: MODELING AND COMPUTATIONS Taeyoung Park,1  

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BAYESIAN ESTIMATION OF HARDNESS RATIOS: MODELING AND COMPUTATIONS Taeyoung Park,1 Vinay L. Kashyap of a photon spectrum is the so-called hardness ratio, which compares the numbers of counts observed in different passbands. The hardness ratio is especially useful to distinguish between and categorize weak

Wargelin, Bradford J.

189

Hard Real-Time Garbage Collection for a Java Chip Multi-Processor  

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or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided, these approaches implement substantial parts or all of the garbage collector in hard- ware. In contrast, ourHard Real-Time Garbage Collection for a Java Chip Multi-Processor Wolfgang Puffitsch Institute

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Magnetic instabilities in hard superconductors R. G. Mints and A. L Rakhmanov  

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Magnetic instabilities in hard superconductors R. G. Mints and A. L Rakhmanov Institute of High magnetic instabilities in hard and combined Type II superconductors. We give and discuss in detail data. PACS numbers: 74.60.-w, 74.70.Lp CONTENTS 1. Introduction 249 2. Theory of Flux Jumps in Hard

Mints, Roman G.

191

Deadlock Avoidance for Sequential Resource Allocation Systems: Hard and Easy Cases  

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1 Deadlock Avoidance for Sequential Resource Allocation Systems: Hard and Easy Cases Mark Lawley is computationally hard, and numerous sub-optimal deadlock avoidance solutions have been proposed for this class and investigating the boundary between the hard and easy cases. We discuss several special structures that lead

Reveliotis, Spiridon "Spyros"

192

Estimating the Economic Impact for the Commercial Hard Clam Culture Industry on the Economy of  

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1 Estimating the Economic Impact for the Commercial Hard Clam Culture Industry on the Economy Commercially cultured hard clams have become the single most economically important food item grown hard clams have equaled or exceeded the growth realized by the more established aquaculture sectors

Florida, University of

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Quantitative imaging of stray fields and magnetization distributions in hard magnetic element arrays  

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Quantitative imaging of stray fields and magnetization distributions in hard magnetic element with inverse magnetostatic methods. The method is applied to hard magnetic FePt and PrCo5 films which exhibit of thin hard magnetic elements. We show that by application of the MOIF technique and inverse

Johansen, Tom Henning

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Hard vs. Soft: The Central Question of Pre-Fabricated Silicon Jonathan Rose  

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Hard vs. Soft: The Central Question of Pre-Fabricated Silicon Jonathan Rose The Edward S. Rogers Sr also help to make it happen. We will focus on the central question in FPGA architecture: what hard to support these hard structures. An interesting specific case that will be addressed is whether processors

Rose, Jonathan

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Collaborative, Multimedia Solutions for Improving Educational Access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students  

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Collaborative, Multimedia Solutions for Improving Educational Access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Multimedia Solutions for Improving Educational Access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Anna C. Cavender great potential to better include deaf and hard of hearing students in mainstream academic settings

Cavender, Anna C.

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Electron correlation in a hard spherical external potential: Wigner molecule formation and hybridization  

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Electron correlation in a hard spherical external potential: Wigner molecule formation; published 12 May 2004 We study a model of N electrons confined to a hard spherical box of radius R, for N 3, and is a generalization of recent work on the corresponding two-electron system.1­3 The box acts as a hard wall to confine

Alavi, Ali

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Effects of shear induced crystallization on the rheology and ageing of hard sphere glasses  

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is not at thermodynamic equilibrium. Introduction A large part of the interest in model colloidal systems such as hardEffects of shear induced crystallization on the rheology and ageing of hard sphere glasses N of highly concentrated suspensions of hard sphere particles are studied with particular reference

Schofield, Andrew

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A Menagerie of Tracks at Maryland: HARD, Enterprise, QA, and Genomics, Oh My!  

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A Menagerie of Tracks at Maryland: HARD, Enterprise, QA, and Genomics, Oh My! Jimmy Lin,a,c Eileen@glue.umd.edu Abstract This year, the University of Maryland participated in four separate tracks: HARD, enterprise, question answering, and genomics. Our HARD experiments involved a trained intermediary who searched

Lin, Jimmy

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Working Paper 25 Skills Gaps and Hard to Fill Vacancies at  

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; in establishments in the private sector; and in establishments which make use of part time and temporary staff. Hard significant. Hard to fill vacancies are more likely in establishments which make use of part time in the private sector; and in establishments which made use of part time and temporary staff. By contrast, hard

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The effect of food hardness on feeding behaviour in frugivorous bats (Phyllostomidae): an experimental study  

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The effect of food hardness on feeding behaviour in frugivorous bats (Phyllostomidae hardness. Data summarizing ingestive and fruit processing behaviours were collected during feeding experiments that consisted of eating hard and soft fruits of similar size, shape, and mass. Variables analysed

Dumont, Elizabeth R.

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Abstract --Image segmentation plays an important role in medical image processing. The aim of conventional hard  

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of conventional hard segmentation methods is to assign a unique label to each voxel. However, due to the limited (PV) effect. Using the hard segmentation methods, the PV effect can substantially decrease evaluation. Results demonstrated that a hard segmentation method would loss a significant amount of details

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A Genetic Algorithm with Exon Shuffling Crossover for Hard Bin Packing Problems  

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to fail. GAs Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personalA Genetic Algorithm with Exon Shuffling Crossover for Hard Bin Packing Problems Philipp Rohlfshagen segments from its parents. The algo- rithm is tested on a set of hard benchmark problems and the results

Heinke, Dietmar

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Hard, Flexible and Dynamic Constraint Satisfaction Ian Miguel and Qiang Shen  

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Hard, Flexible and Dynamic Constraint Satisfaction Ian Miguel and Qiang Shen School of Arti#12;cial satisfaction problem (CSP) with hard, imperative constraints is insuÃ?cient to model many real problems. Two satisfaction have been applied to real-world problems, it has become increasingly clear that classical hard

Miguel, Ian

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Phase Contrast Microscopy with Soft and Hard X-rays Using a Segmented  

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Phase Contrast Microscopy with Soft and Hard X-rays Using a Segmented Detector A Dissertation Contrast Microscopy with Soft and Hard X-rays Using a Segmented Detector by Benjamin Hornberger Doctor. In the hard x-ray range (multi-keV), the main focus lies on trace ele- ment mapping by x-ray fluorescence

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An Automated Test Framework for Hard Real-Time Communication Systems  

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An Automated Test Framework for Hard Real-Time Communication Systems MITHUN HANUMANAHALLI NAGAIAH ii #12;An Automated Test Framework for Hard Real-Time Communication Systems Master thesis project are subjected to hard real-time communication require- ments. The purpose of this thesis is in introducing tools

Jantsch, Axel

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Hard Probes and Soft Ones for Testing the Quark-Gluon Soup By Paul Preuss  

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Hard Probes and Soft Ones for Testing the Quark-Gluon Soup By Paul Preuss "We call short-wavelength probes 'hard'; the shorter the wavelength, the smaller the features it can resolve. For example, you can Science Division, explaining the title of the recent Second International Conference on Hard

Knowles, David William

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Phosphorus-31 MRI of hard and soft solids using quadratic echo line-narrowing  

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Phosphorus-31 MRI of hard and soft solids using quadratic echo line-narrowing Merideth A. Freya gradients in sync with this line-narrowing sequence offers a fresh approach to carry out MRI of hard). Extending the reach of MRI to the study of other elements, and to hard or soft solids, opens new frontiers

Haller, Gary L.

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HARD: Hardware-Assisted Lockset-based Race Detection , Radu Teodorescu  

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HARD: Hardware-Assisted Lockset-based Race Detection Pin Zhou§ , Radu Teodorescu and Yuanyuan Zhou that overhead. However, all existing hard- ware proposals for race detection are based on the happens- before implementation (called HARD) of the lockset algorithm to exploit the race detection capability of this algorithm

Zhou, Yuanyuan

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Hard Real-Time Garbage Collection on Chip Multi-Processors  

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Hard Real-Time Garbage Collection on Chip Multi-Processors DISSERTATION submitted in partial are however not suited for use in hard real-time systems. As a failure in these systems can have catastrophic of the respective system. In the past few years, methods for garbage collection that are suitable for use in hard

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Ductile Binder Phase For Use With Almgb14 And Other Hard Ceramic Materials  

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This invention relates to a ductile binder phase for use with AlMgB14 and other hard materials. The ductile binder phase, a cobalt-manganese alloy, is used in appropriate quantities to tailor good hardness and reasonable fracture toughness for hard materials so they can be used suitably in industrial machining and grinding applications.

Cook, Bruce A. (Ankeny, IA); Russell, Alan (Ames, IA); Harringa, Joel (Ames, IA)

2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of Young's modulus and of hardness by ultra-low load hardness tests with a Vickers indenter  

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The evaluation of the elastic-plastic properties of a material by using an ultra-low load hardness test requires a geometrical calibration that must take into account the imperfect form of the diamond indenter. In the present work, the Vickers indenter offset of the microindentation equipment was estimated using differently heat-treated steel samples. To this end, the dimensions of the indentations have been evaluated by two different methods: optical measurement of the diagonals and direct measurement of the penetration depth during the test. The elastic-plastic properties are then calculated from the analysis of the penetration depth/indentation load curves. The Young's modulus values determined for the different high-speed steel samples were very similar and close to the literature value for steel if the appropriate corrections are performed. The hardness values decrease when the determination procedure includes the geometrical correction of the indenter offset, and still further when using the total correction obtained by means of optical measurements of the indenter diagonal. Variation of the hardness values with the applied load is much less when the corrections are carried out.

Trindade, A.C. (Instituto Politecnico de Viseu (Portugal). Escola Superior de Tecnologia); Cavaleiro, A.; Fernandes, J.V. (Univ. de Coimbra (Portugal). Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A hard thermal loop benchmark for the extraction of the nonperturbative $Q\\bar{Q}$ potential  

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The extraction of the finite temperature heavy quark potential from lattice QCD relies on a spectral analysis of the Wilson loop. General arguments tell us that the lowest lying spectral peak encodes, through its position and shape, the real and imaginary part of this complex potential. Here we benchmark this extraction strategy using leading order hard-thermal loop (HTL) calculations. I.e. we analytically calculate the Wilson loop and determine the corresponding spectrum. By fitting its lowest lying peak we obtain the real- and imaginary part and confirm that the knowledge of the lowest peak alone is sufficient for obtaining the potential. Access to the full spectrum allows an investigation of spectral features that do not contribute to the potential but can pose a challenge to numerical attempts of an analytic continuation from imaginary time data. Differences in these contributions between the Wilson loop and gauge fixed Wilson line correlators are discussed. To better understand the difficulties in a numerical extraction we deploy the Maximum Entropy method with extended search space to HTL correlators in Euclidean time and observe how well the known spectral function and values for the real and imaginary part are reproduced. Possible venues for improvement of the extraction strategy are discussed.

Yannis Burnier; Alexander Rothkopf

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactive multilayer synthesis of hard ceramic foils and films  

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Disclosed is method for synthesizing hard ceramic materials such as carbides, borides and aluminides, particularly in the form of coatings provided on another material so as to improve the wear and abrasion performance of machine tools, for example. Method involves the sputter deposition of alternating layers of reactive metals with layers of carbon, boron, or aluminum and the subsequent reaction of the multilayered structure to produce a dense crystalline ceramic. The material can be coated on a substrate or formed as a foil which can be coiled as a tape for later use.

Makowiecki, D.M.; Holt, J.B.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Rosenfeld functional for non-additive hard spheres  

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The fundamental measure density functional theory for hard spheres is generalized to binary mixtures of arbitrary positive and moderate negative non-additivity between unlike components. In bulk the theory predicts fluid-fluid phase separation into phases with different chemical compositions. The location of the accompanying critical point agrees well with previous results from simulations over a broad range of non-additivities and both for symmetric and highly asymmetric size ratios. Results for partial pair correlation functions show good agreement with simulation data.

Matthias Schmidt

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leading twist nuclear shadowing phenomena in hard processes with nuclei  

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We present and discuss the theory and phenomenology of the leading twist theory of nuclear shadowing which is based on the combination of the generalization of Gribov-Glauber theory, QCD factorization theorems, and HERA QCD analysis of diffraction in lepton-proton deep inelastic scattering (DIS). We apply this technique for the analysis of a wide range of hard processes with nuclei-inclusive DIS on deuterons, medium-range and heavy nuclei, coherent and incoherent diffractive DIS with nuclei, and hard diffraction in proton-nucleus scattering - and make predictions for the effect of nuclear shadowing in the corresponding sea quark and gluon parton distributions. We also analyze the role of the leading twist nuclear shadowing in generalized parton distributions in nuclei and certain characteristics of final states in nuclear DIS. We discuss the limits of applicability of the leading twist approximation for small x scattering off nuclei and the onset of the black disk regime and methods of detecting it. It will be possible to check many of our predictions in the near future in the studies of the ultraperipheral collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Further checks will be possible in pA collisions at the LHC and forward hadron production at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Detailed tests will be possible at an Electon-Ion Collider (EIC) in USA and at the Large Hadron-Electron Collider (LHeC) at CERN.

Leonid Frankfurt, Vadim Guzey, Mark Strikman

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard instances for satisfiability and quasi-one-way functions  

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We give an efficient algorithm that takes as input any (probabilistic) polynomial time algorithm A which purports to solve SAT and finds, for infinitely many input lengths, SAT formulas ? and witnesses w such that A claims ? is unsatisfiable, but w is a satisfying assignment for ? (assuming NP ? ? RP). This solves an open problem posed in the work of Gutfreund, Shaltiel, and Ta-Shma (CCC 2005). Following Gutfreund et al., we also extend this to give an efficient sampling algorithm (a “quasi-hard ” sampler) which generates hard instance/witness pairs for all algorithms running in some fixed polynomial time. We ask how our sampling algorithm relates to various cryptographic notions. We show that our sampling algorithm gives a simple construction of quasi-one-way functions, a weakened notion of standard one-way functions. We also investigate the possibility of obtaining pseudorandom generators from our quasi-one-way functions and show that a large class of reductions that work in the standard setting must fail.

Andrej Bogdanov; Kunal Talwar; Andrew Wan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel crystal phase in suspensions of hard ellipsoids  

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We present a computer simulation study on the crystalline phases of hard ellipsoids of revolution. For aspect ratios greater than or equal to 3 the previously suggested stretched-fcc phase [D. Frenkel and B. M. Mulder, Mol. Phys. 55, 1171 (1985)] is replaced by a novel crystalline phase. Its unit cell contains two ellipsoids with unequal orientations. The lattice is simple monoclinic. The angle of inclination of the lattice, beta, is a very soft degree of freedom, while the two right angles are stiff. For one particular value of beta, the close-packed version of this crystal is a specimen of the family of superdense packings recently reported [Donev et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 255506 (2004)]. These results are relevant for studies of nucleation and glassy dynamics of colloidal suspensions of ellipsoids.

Patrick Pfleiderer; Tanja Schilling

2006-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Polydispersity and optimal relaxation in the hard sphere fluid  

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We consider the mass heterogeneity in a gas of polydisperse hard particles as a key to optimizing a dynamical property: the kinetic relaxation rate. Using the framework of the Boltzmann equation, we study the long time approach of a perturbed velocity distribution toward the equilibrium Maxwellian solution. We work out the cases of discrete as well as continuous distributions of masses, as found in dilute fluids of mesoscopic particles such as granular matter and colloids. On the basis of analytical and numerical evidence, we formulate a dynamical equipartition principle that leads to the result that no such continuous dispersion in fact minimizes the relaxation time, as the global optimum is characterized by a finite number of species. This optimal mixture is found to depend on the dimension d of space, ranging from five species for d=1 to a single one for d>=4. The role of the collisional kernel is also discussed, and extensions to dissipative systems are shown to be possible.

Matthieu Barbier; Emmanuel Trizac

2013-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Transport coefficients for dense hard-disk systems  

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A study of the transport coefficients of a system of elastic hard disks, based on the use of Helfand-Einstein expressions is reported. The self-diffusion, the viscosity, and the heat conductivity are examined with averaging techniques especially appropriate for the use in event-driven molecular dynamics algorithms with periodic boundary conditions. The density and size dependence of the results is analyzed, and comparison with the predictions from Enskog's theory is carried out. In particular, the behavior of the transport coefficients in the vicinity of the fluid-solid transition is investigated and a striking power law divergence of the viscosity in this region is obtained, while all other examined transport coefficients show a drop in that density range.

Ramón García-Rojo; Stefan Luding; J. Javier Brey

2005-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and process for deposition of hard carbon films  

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A process and an apparatus for depositing thin, amorphous carbon films having extreme hardness on a substrate is described. An enclosed chamber maintained at less than atmospheric pressure houses the substrate and plasma producing elements. A first electrode is comprised of a cavity enclosed within an RF coil which excites the plasma. A substrate located on a second electrode is excited by radio frequency power applied to the substrate. A magnetic field confines the plasma produced by the first electrode to the area away from the walls of the chamber and focuses the plasma onto the substrate thereby yielding film deposits having higher purity and having more rapid buildup than other methods of the prior art.

Nyaiesh, Ali R. (Menlo Park, CA); Garwin, Edward L. (Los Altos, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation-hard electrical coil and method for its fabrication  

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A radiation-hard insulated electrical coil and method for making the same are disclosed. In accordance with the method, a conductor, preferably copper, is wrapped with an aluminum strip and then tightly wound into a coil. The aluminum-wrapped coil is then annealed to relax the conductor in the coiled configuration. The annealed coil is then immersed in an alkaline solution to dissolve the aluminum strip, leaving the bare conductor in a coiled configuration with all of the windings closely packed yet uniformly spaced from one another. The coil is then insulated with a refractory insulating material. In the preferred embodiment, the coil is insulated by coating it with a vitreous enamel and subsequently potting the enamelled coil in a castable ceramic concrete. The resulting coil is substantially insensitive to radiation and may be operated continuously in high radiation environments for long periods of time.

Grieggs, R.J.; Blake, R.D.; Gac, F.D.

1982-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards hard x-ray imaging at GHz frame rate  

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Gigahertz (GHz) imaging using hard x-rays ( Greater-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 10 keV) can be useful to high-temperature plasma experiments, as well as research and applications using coherent photons from synchrotron radiation and x-ray free electron lasers. GHz framing rate can be achieved by using multiple cameras through multiplexing. The advantages and trade-offs of single-photon detection mode, when no more than one x-ray photon is detected per pixel, are given. Two possible paths towards x-ray imaging at GHz frame rates using a single camera are: (a) avalanche photodiode arrays of high-Z materials and (b) microchannel plate photomultipliers in conjunction with materials with large indices of refraction.

Wang Zhehui; Morris, C. L.; Kapustinsky, J. S.; Kwiatkowski, K.; Luo, S.-N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards hard X-ray imaging at GHz frame rate  

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Gigahertz (GHz) imaging using hard X-rays ({approx}> 10 keV) can be useful to high-temperature plasma experiments, as well as research using coherent photons from synchrotron radiation and X-ray free electron lasers. GHz framing rate can be achieved by using multiple cameras through multiplexing. The advantages and trade-offs of single-photon detection mode, when no more than one X-ray photon is detected per pixel, are given. Two possible paths towards X-ray imaging at GHz frame rates using a single camera are (a) Avalanche photodiode arrays of high-Z materials and (b) Microchannel plate photomultipliers in conjunction with materials with large indices of refraction.

Wang, Zhehui [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morris, Christopher [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Luo, Shengnian [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kwiatkowski, Kris K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kapustinsky, Jon S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum-hard-sphere system equations of state revisited  

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Analytical equations of state for boson and fermion hard-sphere fluids ranging from very low to very high densities are constructed. Such equations of state serve as a zero-order (reference) state upon which to build so-called quantum-thermodynamic-perturbation corrections in describing real but simple quantum fluids at zero temperature. The fluid branch extrapolations from the exact low-density series expansions for the energy are carried out by incorporating various physical arguments, such as close packing densities and residues. Modified London equations of state for the high-density crystalline branch agree very well with computer simulations, and at close packing with certain experimental results at high pressure. Copyright {copyright} 1996 Academic Press, Inc.

Keller, C. [Physics Department, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069 (United States); de Llano, M. [Physics Department, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota 58105 (United States); Ren, S.Z. [Physics Department, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069 (United States); Solis, M.A. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo. Postal 20-364, 01000 Mexico, DF. (Mexico); Baker, G.A. Jr. [Theoretical Division, University of California, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard and low friction nitride coatings and methods for forming the same  

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An improved coating material possessing super-hard and low friction properties and a method for forming the same. The improved coating material includes the use of a noble metal or soft metal homogeneously distributed within a hard nitride material. The addition of small amounts of such metals into nitrides such as molybdenum nitride, titanium nitride, and chromium nitride results in as much as increasing of the hardness of the material as well as decreasing the friction coefficient and increasing the oxidation resistance.

Erdemir, Ali (Naperville, IL); Urgen, Mustafa (Istanbul, TR); Cakir, Ali Fuat (Istanbul, TR); Eryilmaz, Osman Levent (Bolingbrook, IL); Kazmanli, Kursat (Istanbul, TR); Keles, Ozgul (Istanbul, TR)

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U-10: Mechanical Properties of WC-10wt.%Co Hard Materials ...  

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Co hard materials were densified using an ultra fine WC–Co powder. ... High- Performance Electrochemical Capacitors Based on Nanocomposites of Transition ...

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Hard-X-Ray Optics Development at Marshall Space Flight Center  

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This paper summarizes the current status of the development of hard-X-ray optics using nickel replication at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

Brian D. Ramsey; Martin C. Weisskopf

2004-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Depletion and harvesting thermal energy from actuator arm electronics in hard disk drives.  

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??In recent years, thermally assistive magnetic recording (TAMR) has been applied on actuator arm electronics (AE) in hard disk drive (HDD). When HDD operates, temperature… (more)

Wu, Di

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard or Soft? Institutional Reforms and Infrastructure Spending as Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in China  

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Soft? Institutional Reforms and Infrastructure Spending aswe examine whether hard infrastructure in the form of moreand railroads or soft infrastructure in the form of more

Fung, K. C.; Garcia-Herrero, Alicia; Iizaka, Hitomi; Siu, Alan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice-based Algorithms for Number Partitioning in the Hard Phase  

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Oct 15, 2008 ... Lattice-based Algorithms for Number Partitioning in the Hard Phase. Bala Krishnamoorthy (bkrishna ***at*** math.wsu.edu) William Webb ...

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In vitro digestibility of starch in sorghum differing in endosperm hardness and flour particle size.  

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??In vitro digestibility of starch in sorghum grains differing in endosperm hardness and flour particle size was assayed by an Englyst resistant starch (RS) method.… (more)

Xu, Xiaoli

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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No Evidence of Gas-Liquid Coexistence in Dipolar Hard Spheres Lorenzo Rovigatti and John Russo  

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No Evidence of Gas-Liquid Coexistence in Dipolar Hard Spheres Lorenzo Rovigatti and John Russo separation between a dilute gas of chain ends and a high-density liquid of chain junctions has been predicted of the model (a point dipole at the center of a hard sphere) contrasting opinions exist about its putative gas-liquid

Sciortino, Francesco

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Hardware support for WCET analysis of hard real-time multicore systems  

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The increasing demand for new functionalities in current and future hard real-time embedded systems like automotive, avionics and space industries is driving an increase in the performance required in embedded processors. Multicore processors represent ... Keywords: analyzability, cache partitioning, hard real-time, interconnection network, multicore, real-time embedded systems, wcet

Marco Paolieri; Eduardo Quiñones; Francisco J. Cazorla; Guillem Bernat; Mateo Valero

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Effectively Integrating Hard and Soft Syntactic Rules into Phrase Based Translation  

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part of training data using the SRI Language Modeling Toolkit (Stolcke, 2002). In order to acquire average 4.18 586 #12;hard rules are acquired from each test sentence, while 17.08 soft rules in averageA Framework for Effectively Integrating Hard and Soft Syntactic Rules into Phrase Based Translation

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Forcing neurocontrollers to exploit sensory symmetry through hard-wired modularity in the game of Cellz  

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Forcing neurocontrollers to exploit sensory symmetry through hard-wired modularity in the game the benefits of different types of modularity by hard-wiring these into evolvable systems. In this paper we to the phenomenon that the interconnection of unrelated parts of a neural network in itself can hamper evolution

Lucas, Simon M.

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Bidders with Hard Valuation Problems Kate Larson KLARSON@CS.CMU.EDU  

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Bidders with Hard Valuation Problems Kate Larson KLARSON@CS.CMU.EDU Tuomas Sandholm SANDHOLM. After time D the agent must stop. This is exactly the situation where agents have hard deadlines. Since i(t) be the set i(t) = {i(t)|t = n i=1 ti}. As mentioned earlier, the descriptive part

Chen, Yiling

237

Micro/Macro and Soft/Hard: Diverging and Converging Issues in the Physical and  

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2 Micro/Macro and Soft/Hard: Diverging and Converging Issues in the Physical and Social Sciences 1 explanation. However, a nation, a region, a city, a village, or a neighborhood will hardly be able LEVELS OR WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? In every living thing what we call the parts is so inseparable from

von Storch, Hans

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Experimental studies of the flow of concentrated hard sphere suspensions into a constriction  

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Experimental studies of the flow of concentrated hard sphere suspensions into a constriction L Isa1 driven flow of dense suspensions of micron­ sized hard spheres into glass capillaries. The first one the presence of "particles" (blood cells) is taken into account, the scenario acquires more complexity

Weeks, Eric R.

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The Synchronous Boltzmann Machine for learning and hard-combinatoric search  

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The Synchronous Boltzmann Machine for learning and hard-combinatoric search Ursula X. Iturrarán that part of the theory related to energy minimisation only permits one unit at a time to update its state Boltzmann machine is in hard combinatoric search. The main difficulty is that, for a given search problem

Jones, Antonia J.

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Brief paper: Multi-frequency disturbance rejection via blending control technique for hard disk drives  

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This paper is concerned with the rejection of multiple narrowband disturbances in hard disk drives (HDDs). Inspired by a control blending idea, the multi-frequency disturbance rejection is formulated as a blending control problem. Each disturbance rejection ... Keywords: Blending control, H2 control, Hard disk drives, Servo control, Vibration rejection

Chunling Du; Lihua Xie; F. L. Lewis; Youyi Wang

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation-Hard Quartz Cerenkov Calorimeters U. Akgun and Y. Onel (for CMS Collaboration)  

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Radiation-Hard Quartz Cerenkov Calorimeters U. Akgun and Y. Onel (for CMS Collaboration) Department identified as a radiation-hard material that can be used for Cerenkov calorimeters of the future experiments as the characteristics of the quartz fiber and plate Cerenkov calorimeters that have been built, designed, and proposed

Akgun, Ugur

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Xcel Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program...  

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Texas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential: 278kW and 0.095kWh Hard-to-Reach: 400kW and 0.11kWh The Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer...

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Good Cops, Bad Cops: Working the Binaries in the NYPD (Book Review)  

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Book review: Jennifer C. Hunt, Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and its Aftermath. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. 361pp. $29.00 cloth. ISBN: 9780226360904 This is one hell of a book. Sweeping, ...

Van Maanen, John

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Method and apparatus for micromachining using hard X-rays  

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An X-ray source such as a synchrotron which provides a significant spectral content of hard X-rays is used to expose relatively thick photoresist such that the portions of the photoresist at an exit surface receive at least a threshold dose sufficient to render the photoresist susceptible to a developer, while the entrance surface of the photoresist receives an exposure which does not exceed a power limit at which destructive disruption of the photoresist would occur. The X-ray beam is spectrally shaped to substantially eliminate lower energy photons while allowing a substantial flux of higher energy photons to pass through to the photoresist target. Filters and the substrate of the X-ray mask may be used to spectrally shape the X-ray beam. Machining of photoresists such as polymethylmethacrylate to micron tolerances may be obtained to depths of several centimeters, and multiple targets may be exposed simultaneously. The photoresist target may be rotated and/or translated in the beam to form solids of rotation and other complex three-dimensional structures.

Siddons, David Peter (Shoreham, NY); Johnson, Erik D. (Ridge, NY); Guckel, Henry (Madison, WI); Klein, Jonathan L. (Madison, WI)

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for micromachining using hard X-rays  

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An X-ray source such as a synchrotron which provides a significant spectral content of hard X-rays is used to expose relatively thick photoresist such that the portions of the photoresist at an exit surface receive at least a threshold dose sufficient to render the photoresist susceptible to a developer, while the entrance surface of the photoresist receives an exposure which does not exceed a power limit at which destructive disruption of the photoresist would occur. The X-ray beam is spectrally shaped to substantially eliminate lower energy photons while allowing a substantial flux of higher energy photons to pass through to the photoresist target. Filters and the substrate of the X-ray mask may be used to spectrally shape the X-ray beam. Machining of photoresists such as polymethylmethacrylate to micron tolerances may be obtained to depths of several centimeters, and multiple targets may be exposed simultaneously. The photoresist target may be rotated and/or translated in the beam to form solids of rotation and other complex three-dimensional structures. 21 figs.

Siddons, D.P.; Johnson, E.D.; Guckel, H.; Klein, J.L.

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Stable and metastable hard sphere crystals in Fundamental Measure Theory  

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Using fully minimized fundamental measure functionals, we investigate free energies, vacancy concentrations and density distributions for bcc, fcc and hcp hard-sphere crystals. Results are complemented by an approach due to Stillinger which is based on expanding the crystal partition function in terms of the number n of free particles while the remaining particles are frozen at their ideal lattice positions. The free energies of fcc/hcp and one branch of bcc agree well with Stillinger's approach truncated at n=2. A second branch of bcc solutions features rather spread-out density distributions around lattice sites and large equilibrium vacancy concentrations and is presumably linked to the shear instability of the bcc phase. Within fundamental measure theory and the Stillinger approach (n=2), hcp is more stable than fcc by a free energy per particle of about 0.001 k_{B}T. In previous simulation work, the reverse situation has been found which can be rationalized in terms of effects due to a correlated motion of at least 5 particles in the Stillinger picture.

Mohammad Hossein Yamani; Martin Oettel

2013-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Refractive Optics for Hard X-ray Transmission Microscopy  

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For hard x-ray transmission microscopy at photon energies higher than 15 keV we design refractive condenser and imaging elements to be used with synchrotron light sources as well as with x-ray tube sources. The condenser lenses are optimized for low x-ray attenuation--resulting in apertures greater than 1 mm--and homogeneous intensity distribution on the detector plane, whereas the imaging enables high-resolution (condenser and imaging lenses are being developed. The imaging lenses (compound refractive lenses, CRLs) are made of SU-8 negative resist by deep x-ray lithography. SU-8 shows high radiation stability. The fabrication technique enables high-quality lens structures regarding surface roughness and arrangement precision with arbitrary 2D geometry. To provide point foci, crossed pairs of lenses are used. Condenser lenses have been made utilizing deep x-ray lithographic patterning of thick SU-8 layers, too, whereas in this case, the aperture is limited due to process restrictions. Thus, in terms of large apertures, condenser lenses made of structured and rolled polyimide film are more attractive. Both condenser types, x-ray mosaic lenses and rolled x-ray prism lenses (RXPLs), are considered to be implemented into a microscope setup. The x-ray optical elements mentioned above are characterized with synchrotron radiation and x-ray laboratory sources, respectively.

Simon, M.; Last, A.; Mohr, J.; Nazmov, V.; Reznikova, E. [Institute for Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Kaiserstrasse 12, 76131 Karlsruhe (Germany); Ahrens, G.; Voigt, A. [Microresist Technology, Koepenikerstrasse 325, 12555 Berlin (Germany)

2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring electronic structure through high-resolution hard x-ray  

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Exploring electronic structure through high-resolution hard x-ray Exploring electronic structure through high-resolution hard x-ray spectroscopies Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 11:00am SLAC, Conference Room 137-322 Presented by Dimosthenis Sokaras, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Modern high brilliance beamlines coupled with recent advances in hard-x-ray optics are establishing high-resolution hard x-ray spectroscopies as a powerful analytical tool for routine electronic structure investigations. Their advantageous characteristics like the chemical sensitivity or the hard x-rays penetration depth, that permits the implementation of difficult sample environments, expand the applicability of the relevant studies to multidisciplinary scientific fields. Simultaneously, the experimental

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MUC-7 EVALUATION OF IE TECHNOLOGY  

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set of 100 articles and answer keys for ST task. Test Set 100 Articles (and answer keys) for NE (Formal Training set) 100 articles (and answer keys) for TE, TR, ST Subset of 30 articles (and answer keys on Walkthrough · Number of tags in answer key: ­ 52 Enamex ­ 1 Numex ­ 14 Timex · System scoring: ­ Common

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Complexity of event structure in IE scenarios  

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This paper presents new Information Extraction scenarios which are linguistically and structurally more challenging than the traditional MUC scenarios. Traditional views on event structure and template design are not adequate for the more complex scenarios.The ...

Silja Huttunen; Roman Yangarber; Ralph Grishman

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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booktitle Illuminating Engineering Society IES Annual Conference  

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above the reference window condition which was defined as the same glazed clerestory window but with an interior Venetian blind slat angle set to the cut off angle for the...

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BASELINE IE-NE EXPERIMENTSUSING THE SPRACH ...  

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... Scott"; "Bloomberg News Service", later just "Bloomberg").The broadcast news transcriptions are not segmented into discourse units in any clearly ...

2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon bremsstrahlung and diffusive broadening of a hard jet  

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The photon bremsstrahlung rate from a quark jet produced in deep-inelastic scattering (DIS) off a large nucleus is studied in the collinear limit. The leading medium-enhanced higher twist corrections that describe the multiple scattering of the jet in the nucleus are re-summed to all orders of twist. The propagation of the jet in the absence of further radiative energy loss is shown to be governed by a transverse momentum diffusion equation. We compute the final photon spectrum in the limit of soft photons, taking into account the leading and next-to-leading terms in the photon momentum fraction y. In this limit, the photon spectrum in a physical gauge is shown to arise from two interfering sources: one where the initial hard scattering produces an off-shell quark, which immediately radiates the photon and then undergoes subsequent soft rescattering, and an alternative in which the quark is produced on-shell and propagates through the medium until it is driven off-shell by rescattering and radiates the photon. Our result has a simple formal structure as a product of the photon splitting function, the quark transverse momentum distribution coming from a diffusion equation, and a dimensionless factor that encodes the effect of the interferences encountered by the propagating quark over the length of the medium. The destructive nature of such interferences in the small-y limit is responsible for the origin of the Landau-Pomeranchuck-Migdal (LPM) effect. Along the way we also discuss possible implications for quark jets in hot nuclear matter.

Majumder, A.; Fries, Rainer J.; Mueller, B.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanopatterned ferroelectrics for ultrahigh density rad-hard nonvolatile memories.  

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Radiation hard nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) is a crucial component for DOE and DOD surveillance and defense applications. NVRAMs based upon ferroelectric materials (also known as FERAMs) are proven to work in radiation-rich environments and inherently require less power than many other NVRAM technologies. However, fabrication and integration challenges have led to state-of-the-art FERAMs still being fabricated using a 130nm process while competing phase-change memory (PRAM) has been demonstrated with a 20nm process. Use of block copolymer lithography is a promising approach to patterning at the sub-32nm scale, but is currently limited to self-assembly directly on Si or SiO{sub 2} layers. Successful integration of ferroelectrics with discrete and addressable features of {approx}15-20nm would represent a 100-fold improvement in areal memory density and would enable more highly integrated electronic devices required for systems advances. Towards this end, we have developed a technique that allows us to carry out block copolymer self-assembly directly on a huge variety of different materials and have investigated the fabrication, integration, and characterization of electroceramic materials - primarily focused on solution-derived ferroelectrics - with discrete features of {approx}20nm and below. Significant challenges remain before such techniques will be capable of fabricating fully integrated NVRAM devices, but the tools developed for this effort are already finding broader use. This report introduces the nanopatterned NVRAM device concept as a mechanism for motivating the subsequent studies, but the bulk of the document will focus on the platform and technology development.

Brennecka, Geoffrey L.; Stevens, Jeffrey; Scrymgeour, David; Gin, Aaron V.; Tuttle, Bruce Andrew

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The emerging population of pulsar wind nebulae in hard X-rays  

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The hard X-ray synchrotron emission from pulsar wind nebulae (PWNe) probes energetic particles, closely related to the pulsar injection power at the present time. INTEGRAL has disclosed the yet poorly known population of hard X-ray pulsar/PWN systems. We summarize the properties of the class, with emphasys on the first hard X-ray bow-shock (CTB 80 powered by PSR B1951+32), and highlight some prospects for the study of Pulsar Wind Nebulae with the Simbol-X mission.

Mattana, Fabio; Terrier, Régis; Renaud, Matthieu; Falanga, Maurizio

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Talk to Language and Cognition Seminar, School of Psychology, UoB. 6 Nov 2009 Why the "hard" problem  

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Talk to Language and Cognition Seminar, School of Psychology, UoB. 6 Nov 2009 Why the "hard" problem of consciousness is easy and the "easy" problem hard. (And how to make progress) Aaron Sloman Sem Birmingham 2009 Slide 1 Last revised: January 27, 2010 #12;Why? Because: 1. The "hard" problem can

Sloman, Aaron

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Real Time in situ hard X-ray texture evolution during the annealing of rolled CuNi tapes  

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1 Real Time in situ hard X-ray texture evolution during the annealing of rolled CuNi tapes Antoine monochromators. It uses a white hard X ray beam and works in transmission geometry. The 2D detector allows, used as substrate for high temperature superconductor, is presented. hard X-rays; diffraction; in

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Durability of Solar Reflective Materials with an Alumina Hard Coat Produced by Ion-Beam-Assisted Deposition: Preprint  

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A promising low-cost reflector material for solar concentrating power (CSP) generation is a silvered substrate protected by an alumina coating several microns thick. The alumina hard coat is deposited under high vacuum by ion-beam-assisted-deposition (IBAD). Samples of this material have been produced both by batch and continuous roll-coating processes. The substrate materials investigated were polyethylene terephthalate (PET), PET laminated to stainless-steel foil, and chrome-plated carbon steel strip. The advantage of steel strip compared to PET is that it withstands a higher process temperature and lowers the final product installation costs. In this paper, we compare the durability of batch and roll-coated reflective materials with an alumina deposition rate as high as 10 nm/s. In general, the durability of the samples is found to be excellent. Comparisons between accelerated and outdoor exposure testing results indicate that these front-surface mirrors are more susceptible to weather conditions not simulated by accelerated tests (i.e., rain, sleet, snow, etc.) than other types of solar reflectors. For long-term durability, edge protection will be necessary, and durability could be improved by the addition of an adhesion-promoting layer between the silver and alumina.

Kennedy, C. E.; Smilgys, R. V.

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas  

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Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources November 2, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The commercialization of an innovative telemetry communications system developed through a U.S. Department of Energy research program will help U.S. producers tap previously hard-to-reach natural gas resources deep underground, resulting in access to additional supplies that will help enhance national energy security. The patented, proprietary Sharewell L.P. EM-MWD electromagnetic (EM) telemetry system was initially developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's (FE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and E-Spectrum Technologies of San Antonio, Texas, under a four-year, cost-shared

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Neighbor list collision-driven molecular dynamics simulation for nonspherical hard particles.  

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We apply the algorithm presented in the first part of this series of papers to systems of hard ellipses and ellipsoids. The theoretical machinery needed to treat such particles, including the overlap potentials, is developed in full detail. We describe ...

Aleksandar Donev; Salvatore Torquato; Frank H. Stillinger

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addendum to “Event-chain Monte Carlo algorithms for hard-sphere systems”  

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We extend the event-chain Monte Carlo algorithm from hard-sphere interactions to general potentials. This event-driven Monte Carlo algorithm is nonlocal and rejection free and allows for the breaking of detailed balance. ...

Bernard, Etienne

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Low dose hard x-ray contact microscopy assisted by a photoelectric conversion layer  

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Hard x-ray contact microscopy provides images of dense samples at resolutions of tens of nanometers. However, the required beam intensity can only be delivered by synchrotron sources. We report on the use of a gold photoelectric conversion layer to lower the exposure dose by a factor of 40 to 50, allowing hard x-ray contact microscopy to be performed with a compact x-ray tube. We demonstrate the method in imaging the transmission pattern of a type of hard x-ray grating that cannot be fitted into conventional x-ray microscopes due to its size and shape. Generally the method is easy to implement and can record images of samples in the hard x-ray region over a large area in a single exposure, without some of the geometric constraints associated with x-ray microscopes based on zone-plate or other magnifying optics.

Gomella, Andrew; Martin, Eric W.; Lynch, Susanna K.; Wen, Han [Imaging Physics Laboratory, Biophysics and Biochemistry Center, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 20892 (United States); Morgan, Nicole Y. [Intramural Research Programs, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 20892 (United States)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard and tough electrodeposited aluminum-manganese alloys with tailored nanostructures  

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Tailoring the nanostructure of electrodeposited Al-Mn films to achieve high hardness and toughness is the overarching goal of this thesis. Binary Al-Mn alloys are electrodeposited using a conventional current waveform in ...

Ruan, Shiyun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pair superfluid and supersolid of correlated hard-core bosons on a triangular lattice  

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We have systematically studied the hard-core Bose-Hubbard model with correlated hopping on a triangular lattice using the density-matrix renormalization group method. A rich ground-state phase diagram is determined. In ...

Fu, Liang

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Formulating Detergents and Personal Care ProductsChapter 7 Other Hard Surfaces  

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Formulating Detergents and Personal Care Products Chapter 7 Other Hard Surfaces Surfactants and Detergents eChapters Surfactants - Detergents AOCS 9CE4DE402B3089F3925D609F04945DF5 Press Downloadable pdf of

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Breaking Up - And Making Up - Are Hard To Do | U.S. DOE Office...  

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realize just how hard it is to generate that hydrogen in the first place." Markovic led research at Argonne that recently showed a cheaper, cleaner way to make up pure...

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Improving energy saving in hard real time systems via a modified dual priority scheduling  

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In this paper, we present a modification of the Dual Priority scheduling algorithm, for hard real-time systems, that takes advantage of its performance to efficiently improve energy saving. The approach exploit the priority scheme to lengthen the runtime ...

M. Angels Moncusi; Alex Arenas; Jesus Labarta

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne CNM Highlight: World?s Most Precise ?Hard X-Ray?  

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World's Most Precise "Hard X-Ray" Nanoprobe Activated X-rays from an APS undulator exiting the front end window of the nanoprobe beamline. X-rays from an APS undulator exiting the...

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NOREM Wear-Resistant, Iron-Based Hard-Facing Alloys  

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Laboratory studies have identified new, iron-based hard-facing alloys, designated NOREM, possessing outstanding resistance to wear and corrosion. On new or refurbished valves, use of these alloys could reduce radiation-field buildup in nuclear power plants.

1989-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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NOREM Wear-Resistant, Iron-Based Hard-Facing Alloys  

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Laboratory studies have identified new, iron-based hard-facing alloys, designated NOREM, possessing outstanding resistance to wear and corrosion. On new or refurbished valves, use of these alloys could reduce radiation-field buildup in nuclear power plants.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HARD X-RAYEMITTING ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI SELECTED BY THE CHANDRA MULTIWAVELENGTH PROJECT  

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HARD X-RAY­EMITTING ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI SELECTED BY THE CHANDRA MULTIWAVELENGTH PROJECT J. D present X-ray and optical analysis of 188 active galactic nuclei (AGN) identified from 497 hard X-ray ( f2:0 8:0 keV > 2:7 ; 10�15 ergs cm�2 s�1 ) sources in 20 Chandra fields (1.5 deg2 ) forming part

Green, Paul

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Probing buried layers by photoelectron spectromicroscopy with hard x-ray excitation  

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We report about a proof-of-principle experiment which explores the perspectives of performing hard x-ray photoemission spectromicroscopy with high lateral resolution. Our results obtained with an energy-filtered photoemission microscope at the PETRA III storage ring facility using hard x-ray excitation up to 6.5 keV photon energy demonstrate that it is possible to obtain selected-area x-ray photoemission spectra from regions less than 500 nm in diameter.

Wiemann, C.; Patt, M.; Cramm, S. [Peter Gruenberg Institute (PGI-6) and JARA-FIT, Research Centre Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Escher, M.; Merkel, M. [FOCUS GmbH, D-65510 Huenstetten (Germany); Gloskovskii, A. [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, D-55128 Mainz (Germany); Thiess, S.; Drube, W. [DESY Photon Science, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, D-22603 Hamburg (Germany); Schneider, C. M. [Peter Gruenberg Institute (PGI-6) and JARA-FIT, Research Centre Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Fakultaet f. Physik and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE), Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, D-47048 Duisburg (Germany)

2012-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Localized orientational order chaperons the nucleation of Rotator phases in hard polyhedral particles  

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The nucleation kinetics of the rotator phase in hard cuboctahedra, truncated octahedra, and rhombic dodecahedra is simulated via a combination of Forward Flux Sampling and Umbrella Sampling. For comparable degree of supersaturation, the polyhedra are found to have significantly lower free-energy barriers and faster nucleation rates than hard spheres. This difference primarily stems from localized orientational ordering, which steers polyhedral particles to pack more efficiently. Orientational order hence fosters here the growth of orientationally disordered nuclei.

Vikram Thapar; Fernando A. Escobedo

2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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HARD X-RAY OBSERVATIONS OF A JET AND ACCELERATED ELECTRONS IN THE CORONA  

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We report the first hard X-ray observation of a solar jet on the limb with flare footpoints occulted, so that faint emission from accelerated electrons in the corona can be studied in detail. In this event on 2003 August 21, RHESSI observed a double coronal hard X-ray source in the pre-impulsive phase at both thermal and nonthermal energies. In the impulsive phase, the first of two hard X-ray bursts consists of a single thermal/nonthermal source coinciding with the lower of the two earlier sources, and the second burst shows an additional nonthermal, elongated source, spatially and temporally coincident with the coronal jet. Analysis of the jet hard X-ray source shows that collisional losses by accelerated electrons can deposit enough energy to generate the jet. The hard X-ray time profile above 20 keV matches that of the accompanying Type III and broadband gyrosynchrotron radio emission, indicating both accelerated electrons escaping outward along the jet path and electrons trapped in the flare loop. The double coronal hard X-ray source, the open field lines indicated by Type III bursts, and the presence of a small post-flare loop are consistent with significant electron acceleration in an interchange reconnection geometry.

Glesener, Lindsay; Lin, R. P.; Krucker, Saem, E-mail: glesener@ssl.berkeley.edu [Space Science Laboratory, UC Berkeley, 7 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2012-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic Loci Related to Kernel Quality Differences between a Soft and a Hard Wheat Cultivar  

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ABSTRACT processing and end-use characteristics, which depend Hybridizations between hard and soft wheat types could be a source on protein hydration and development through mixing. of novel variation for wheat quality improvement. This study was con- Hard wheat is generally used for making bread-type ducted to identify genomic regions related to differences in milling and products, and soft wheat is generally preferred for baking quality between a soft and a hard cultivar of hexaploid wheat pastry-type products. Hard grain requires more energy (Triticum aestivum L.). A population of 101 double-haploid lines was to be reduced to flour than soft grain, and its starch generated from a cross between Grandin, a hard spring wheat variety, and AC Reed, a soft spring wheat variety. The genetic map included 320 markers in 43 linkage groups and spanned 3555 cM. Quadrumat-milled flour yield, softness equivalent, flour protein content and alkaline water retention capacity were evaluated for three locations and one year, and Allis-Chalmers milling, mixograph, and cookie baking tests were completed without replication. The effect of qualitative variation for kernel texture, caused by the segregation of the Hardness gene, was granules are damaged more during milling. Damaged

Flávio Breseghello; Patrick L. Finney; Charles Gaines; Lonnie Andrews; James Tanaka; Gregory Penner; Mark E. Sorrells

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Breaking Up - And Making Up - Are Hard To Do | U.S. DOE Office of  

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Breaking Up Breaking Up - And Making Up - Are Hard To Do News Featured Articles 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Science Headlines Presentations & Testimony News Archives Contact Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5430 12.27.11 Breaking Up - And Making Up - Are Hard To Do But as Office of Science research shows, the results can be electric. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page It's said that breaking up is hard to do. That's undoubtedly true. And so is making up, as more than a few forlorn hearts have found. But when the lightning does strike, the electricity is lasting. What's true for the affairs of the heart also holds for the affairs of hydrogen, as researchers at the Office of Science's Argonne National

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Why Basin And Range Systems Are Hard To Find Ii- Structural Model Of The  

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Why Basin And Range Systems Are Hard To Find Ii- Structural Model Of The Why Basin And Range Systems Are Hard To Find Ii- Structural Model Of The Producing Geothermal System In Dixie Valley, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Why Basin And Range Systems Are Hard To Find Ii- Structural Model Of The Producing Geothermal System In Dixie Valley, Nevada Details Activities (4) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Dixie Valley is the hottest (> 285°C at 3 km) and one of the largest geothermal systems (63 MW power plant operated for over 20 years) in the Basin and Range province. The heat source is deep circulation in a high heat flow, highly fractured upper crust without a significant magmatic thermal input. Many hot springs in the Basin and Range Province share the characteristics of the Dixie Valley system. Major geothermal resource

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Argonne CNM HighlightL Hard X-ray characterization of fly ash geopolymers  

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Hard X-ray characterization of fly ash geopolymers Hard X-ray characterization of fly ash geopolymers Calcium Map Calcium map of an activated fly ash geopolymer displays regions of high calcium concentration (circled). Their distribution suggests localization as a discrete calcium-rich phase within the lower-calcium aluminosilicate geopolymer gel. Use of the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe (HXN) has provided the first access to the nature of heterogeneity in real fly ash-derived geopolymers at the nanoscale. Direct evidence of the formation of discrete high-calcium nanometer-sized particles within a hydroxide-activated geopolymer synthesized from a low-calcium fly ash has been obtained using HXN fluorescence characterization. Additionally, the team of CNM users from the University of Melbourne, the Universidad del Valle of Colombia, and the

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Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do | Department of Energy  

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Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do December 29, 2011 - 1:12pm Addthis Researchers at Argonne National Lab have recently developed a process to improve the efficiency of producing hydrogen to run cars such as this prototype, which was developed at the Oakridge National Lab. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researchers at Argonne National Lab have recently developed a process to improve the efficiency of producing hydrogen to run cars such as this prototype, which was developed at the Oakridge National Lab. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What does this project do? Researchers have new insight into producing pure hydrogen -- a

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Tsallis Fits to p_T Spectra and Multiple Hard Scattering in pp Collisions at LHC  

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Phenomenological Tsallis fits to the CMS, ATLAS, and ALICE transverse momentum spectra of hadrons for pp collisions at LHC were recently found to extend over a large range of the fitting transverse momentum. We investigate whether the few degrees of freedom in the Tsallis parametrization may arising from the relativistic parton-parton hard-scattering and related hard processes. The effects of multiple hard-scattering and parton showering on the power law are discussed. We find that although the transverse spectra of both hadrons and jets exhibit power-law behaviour of 1/pT^n at high pT, the power indices n for hadrons are categorically greater than those for jets, for which n~4.

Wong, Cheuk-Yin [ORNL; Wilk, Grzegorz [National Centre for Nuclear Research, Warsaw, Poland

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do | Department of Energy  

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Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do December 29, 2011 - 1:12pm Addthis Researchers at Argonne National Lab have recently developed a process to improve the efficiency of producing hydrogen to run cars such as this prototype, which was developed at the Oakridge National Lab. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researchers at Argonne National Lab have recently developed a process to improve the efficiency of producing hydrogen to run cars such as this prototype, which was developed at the Oakridge National Lab. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What does this project do? Researchers have new insight into producing pure hydrogen -- a

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Super Hard and Slick Coatings Win R&D 100 Award  

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Super Hard and Slick Coatings Win R&D 100 Award Super Hard and Slick Coatings Win R&D 100 Award Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory received a R&D 100 award, as judged by R&D Magazine, in July 2009 for developing super hard and slick coating (SSC) for increased engine efficiency and component reliability. SSC is an important step towards increasing fuel efficiency in vehicles, which helps meet the administration's goals of reducing the Nation's dependence on foreign oil and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) began researching super slick coatings in 2005. The awards recognize the top scientific and technological innovations of the past year. ANL scientists have won 105 R&D 100 awards since they were first introduced in 1964.

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Fate of k_perp-factorization for hard processes in nuclear environment  

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Large thickness of heavy nuclei brings in a new scale into the pQCD description of hard processes in nuclear environment. The familiar linear $k_{\\perp}$-factorization breaks down and must be replaced by a new concept of the nonlinear $k_{\\perp}$-factorization introduced in \\cite{Nonlinear}. I demonstrate the salient features of nonlinear $k_{\\perp}$-factorization on an example of hard dijet production in DIS off heavy nuclei. I also discuss briefly the non-linear BFKL evolution for gluon density of nuclei.

N. N. Nikolaev

2004-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Hard-Sphere Dynamics for Hydrodynamics of Non-Ideal Fluids  

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A novel stochastic fluid model is proposed with a nonideal structure factor consistent with compressibility, and adjustable transport coefficients. This stochastic hard-sphere dynamics (SHSD) algorithm is a modification of the direct simulation Monte Carlo algorithm and has several computational advantages over event-driven hard-sphere molecular dynamics. Surprisingly, SHSD results in an equation of state and a pair correlation function identical to that of a deterministic Hamiltonian system of penetrable spheres interacting with linear core pair potentials. The fluctuating hydrodynamic behavior of the SHSD fluid is verified for the Brownian motion of a nanoparticle suspended in a compressible solvent.

Donev, A; Alder, B J; Garcia, A L

2008-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Rate of convergence to equilibrium for the spatially homogeneous Boltzmann equation with hard potentials  

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For the spatially homogeneous Boltzmann equation with hard po- tentials and Grad's cutoff (e.g. hard spheres), we give quantitative estimates of exponential convergence to equilibrium, and we show that the rate of exponential decay is governed by the spectral gap for the linearized equation, on which we provide a lower bound. Our approach is based on establishing spectral gap-like estimates valid near the equilibrium, and then connecting the latter to the quantitative nonlinear theory. This leads us to an explicit study of the linearized Boltzmann collision operator in functional spaces larger than the usual linearization setting.

Clément Mouhot

2006-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A branch-point approximant for the equation of state of hard spheres  

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Using the first seven known virial coefficients and forcing it to possess two branch-point singularities, a new equation of state for the hard-sphere fluid is proposed. This equation of state predicts accurate values of the higher virial coefficients, a radius of convergence smaller than the close-packing value, and it is as accurate as the rescaled virial expansion and better than the Pad\\'e [3/3] equations of state. Consequences regarding the convergence properties of the virial series and the use of similar equations of state for hard-core fluids in $d$ dimensions are also pointed out.

Andrés Santos; Mariano López de Haro

2009-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

287

Measurement of Hard X-ray Lens Wavefront Aberrations using Phase Retrieval  

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Measuring the deviation of a wavefront from a sphere provides valuable feedback on lens alignment and manufacturing errors. We demonstrate that these aberrations can be accurately measured at hard x-ray wavelengths, from far-field intensity measurements, using phase retrieval with a moveable structure in the beam path. We induce aberrations on a hard x-ray kinoform lens through deliberate misalignment and show that the reconstructed wavefronts are in good agreement with numerical simulations. Reconstructions from independent data, with the structure at different longitudinal positions and significantly separated from the beam focus, agreed with a root mean squared error of 0.006 waves.

M Guizer-Sicairos; S Narayanan; A Stein; M Metzler; A Sandy; J Fienup; K Evans-Lutterodt

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of hard x-ray lens wavefront aberrations using phase retrieval  

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Measuring the deviation of a wavefront from a sphere provides valuable feedback on lens alignment and manufacturing errors. We demonstrate that these aberrations can be accurately measured at hard x-ray wavelengths, from far-field intensity measurements, using phase retrieval with a moveable structure in the beam path. We induce aberrations on a hard x-ray kinoform lens through deliberate misalignment and show that the reconstructed wavefronts are in good agreement with numerical simulations. Reconstructions from independent data, with the structure at different longitudinal positions and significantly separated from the beam focus, agreed with a root mean squared error of 0.006 waves.

Guizar-Sicairos, M.; Evans-Lutterodt, K.; Narayanan, S.; Stein, A.; Metzler, M.; Sandy, A.R.; Fienup, J.R.

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard-sphere collision simulations with multiple GPUs, PCIe extension buses and GPU-GPU communications  

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Simulating particle collisions is an important application for physics calculations as well as for various effects in computer games and movie animations. Increasing demand for physical correctness and hence visual realism demands higher order time-integration ... Keywords: CUDA 4, GPU-GPU communication, PCIe bus, hard-sphere collisions, m-GPU

K. A. Hawick, D. P. Playne

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast solution of NP-hard coloring problems on large random graphs  

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Combining tree decomposition and transfer matrix techniques provides a highly efficient and very general algorithm for computing exact partition functions of statistical models defined on large graphs. We illustrate this by considering the hard problem of computing the exact number of vertex colorings for randomly generated planar graphs with up to N = 100 vertices.

Bedini, Andrea

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric field in hard superconductors with arbitrary cross section and general critical current law  

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Electric field in hard superconductors with arbitrary cross section and general critical current field E x during magnetic flux entry in superconductors with arbitrary cross section and general critical current law, has been evaluated by integration along the vortex penetration paths. Nontrivial flux

Majós, Antonio Badía

292

Atomic physics with hard X-rays from high brilliance synchrotron light sources  

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A century after the discovery of x rays, the experimental capability for studying atomic structure and dynamics with hard, bright synchrotron radiation is increasing remarkably. Tempting opportunities arise for experiments on many-body effects, aspects of fundamental photon-atom interaction processes, and relativistic and quantum-electrodynamic phenomena. Some of these possibilities are surveyed in general terms.

Southworth, S.; Gemmell, D.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of hard X-ray eclipse in SS433 from INTEGRAL observations  

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The analysis of hard X-ray INTEGRAL observations (2003-2008) of superaccreting galactic microquasar SS433 at precessional phases of the source with the maximum disk opening angle is carried out. It is found that the shape and width of the primary X-ray eclipse is strongly variable suggesting additional absorption in dense stellar wind and gas outflows from the optical A7I-component and the wind-wind collision region. The independence of the observed hard X-ray spectrum on the accretion disk precessional phase suggests that hard X-ray emission (20-100 keV) is formed in an extended, hot, quasi-isothermal corona, probably heated by interaction of relativistic jet with inhomogeneous wind outflow from the precessing supercritical accretion disk. A joint modeling of X-ray eclipsing and precessional hard X-ray variability of SS433 revealed by INTEGRAL by a geometrical model suggests the binary mass ratio $q=m_x/m_v\\simeq 0.25\\div 0.5$. The absolute minimum of joint orbital and precessional $\\chi^2$ residuals is reac...

Cherepashchuk, A M; Postnov, K A; Antokhina, E A; Molkov, S V

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yusuf J. Abul-HAJJ RicHARd bRodeRick  

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i By Yusuf J. Abul-HAJJ RicHARd bRodeRick University of Minnesota · Minneapolis From Digitalis of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means this departmen- tal history. Funding for this project was supported in part by the Wulling Endowment Fund

Thomas, David D.

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A Cognitively-Oriented Architecture Confronts Hard Problems Susan L. Epstein  

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A Cognitively-Oriented Architecture Confronts Hard Problems Susan L. Epstein Hunter College, but is also an integral part of decision making. Much of human knowledge is merely what we call use- ful & Staszewski, 1989). People acquire knowledge in many different ways, and may learn the same item with several

Epstein, Susan L.

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Hard to believe, but our first class of Shelter Medicine Interns complete their year of spe-  

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Hard to believe, but our first class of Shelter Medicine Interns complete their year of spe- specific legislation, and how they can part- ner with their dogs to educate the public about pit but are doing so now, contin- gent upon adopters taking part in the pro- gram. For more information, visit:: www

Keinan, Alon

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Abstract--Examination of hard parts recovered from scats (feces) is cur-  

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445 Abstract--Examination of hard parts recovered from scats (feces) is cur- rently the most common have resulted from the accumulation of irregularly shaped or large prey parts in the stomach (Kiyota et and are regur- gitated from the stomach, whereas small prey parts pass through the digestive system

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show that hardly any commercial enhancement program can be regarded as clearly successful.  

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show that hardly any commercial enhancement program can be regarded as clearly successful. Model buoyant plate and into the hotter part of the mantle. Ventilation connects the atmosphere and ocean are formed in the surface mixed layer and acquire their characteristics through the ex- change of heat

Williams, Ric

299

Laboratory Evaluations of Cobalt-Free, Nickel-Based Hard-Facing Alloys for Nuclear Applications  

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A number of international nuclear steam supply vendors specify cobalt-free hard-facing alloys to reduce radiation field buildup. Laboratory tests have identified several nickel-based alloys having the wear resistance and other properties acceptable for nuclear plant components.

1987-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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ELSEVIER Physica B 239(1997)I-5 High temperature shock consolidation of hard ceramic powders  

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ELSEVIER Physica B 239(1997)I-5 High temperature shock consolidation of hard ceramic powders K conducted. Keywords: High pressure; High temperature; Shock waves; Shock consolidation of powders 1 of strong shock waves. The use of high temperature is expected to enhance plastic defor- mation and surface

Meyers, Marc A.

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Formation of Sets and Subsets of Informative Features of Information Carriers with Magnetic Hard Disks*  

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and the functional layers ­ a magnetic coating, anti-corrosion coating, protective coating and a lubricate layer: alterable magnetic disk packages; alterable information modules "Winchester"; magnetic disk packages magnetic disk packages represent in their essence one or more single magnetic disks with a hard substrate

Borissova, Daniela

302

A first-principles approach to total-dose hardness assurance  

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A first-principles approach to radiation hardness assurance was described that provides the technical background to the present US and European total-dose radiation hardness assurance test methods for MOS technologies, TM 1019.4 and BS 22900. These test methods could not have been developed otherwise, as their existence depends not on a wealth of empirical comparisons of IC data from ground and space testing, but on a fundamental understanding of MOS defect growth and annealing processes. Rebound testing should become less of a problem for advanced MOS small-signal electronics technologies for systems with total dose requirements below 50--100 krad(SiO{sub 2}) because of trends toward much thinner gate oxides. For older technologies with thicker gate oxides and for power devices, rebound testing is unavoidable without detailed characterization studies to assess the impact of interface traps on devices response in space. The QML approach is promising for future hardened technologies. A sufficient understanding of process effects on radiation hardness has been developed that should be able to reduce testing costs in the future for hardened parts. Finally, it is hoped that the above discussions have demonstrated that the foundation for cost-effective hardness assurance tests is laid with studies of the basic mechanisms of radiation effects. Without a diligent assessment of new radiation effects mechanisms in future technologies, one cannot be assured that the present generation of radiation test standards will continue to apply.

Fleetwood, D.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Radiation Technology and Assurance Dept.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Evaluations of Iron-Based Hard-Facing Alloys, A European Study  

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Laboratory tests have identified several iron-based hard-facing alloys with wear resistance, welding properties, and corrosion resistance acceptable for nuclear applications. Using these materials instead of cobalt-based alloys in components such as nuclear valves should help reduce radiation-field buildup and occupational radiation exposure.

1988-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A robot-based detector manipulator system for a hard x-ray nanoprobe instrument.  

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This paper presents the design of a robot-based detector manipulator for microdiffraction applications with a hard X-ray nanoprobe instrument system being constructed at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) for the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) being constructed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Applications for detectors weighing from 1.5 to 100 kg were discussed in three configurations.

Shu, D., Maser, J., Holt, M. , Winarski, R., Preissner, C.,Lai, B., Vogt, S., Stephenson, G.B.

2007-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Anisotropic Interfacial Free Energies of the Hard-Sphere Crystal-Melt Interfaces Yan Mu, Andrew Houk, and Xueyu Song*  

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Anisotropic Interfacial Free Energies of the Hard-Sphere Crystal-Melt Interfaces Yan Mu, Andrew-melt interfacial free energy calculations using capillary wave approach. Using this method, we have calculated the free energies of the fcc crystal-melt interfaces for the hard-sphere system as a function of crystal

Song, Xueyu

306

A modified dual-priority scheduling algorithm for hard real-time systems to improve energy savings  

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We present a modification of the dual-priority scheduling algorithm for hard real-time systems that takes advantage of its performance to efficiently improve energy saving. The approach exploits the priority scheme to lengthen the runtime of tasks by ... Keywords: dual-priority scheduling, energy-awareness, fixed-priority scheduling, hard real-time systems, on-line scheduling

M. Angels Moncusí; Alex Arenas; Jesus Labarta

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

In lesion diagnostics, it is sometimes hard to choose which data normalization is the best among the other ones.  

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Abstract In lesion diagnostics, it is sometimes hard to choose which data normalization is the best part of the useful information can be lost. Different normalization techniques retrieve different information about the data classes. Sometimes it is quite hard to single out a normalization technique

Duin, Robert P.W.

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Fast and Frugal Reasoning Enhances a Solver for Hard Problems Susan L. Epstein (susan.epstein@hunter.cuny.edu)  

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Fast and Frugal Reasoning Enhances a Solver for Hard Problems Susan L. Epstein (susan describes how a program that learns to solve hard problems has been enhanced with fast and frugal, rec on these problems is counterintuitive. Fast and frugal reasoning assumes pre-acquired, accu- rate, problem

Epstein, Susan L.

309

CO-ANALYSIS OF SOLAR MICROWAVE AND HARD X-RAY SPECTRAL EVOLUTIONS. I. IN TWO FREQUENCY OR ENERGY RANGES  

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Solar microwave and hard X-ray spectral evolutions are co-analyzed in the 2000 June 10 and 2002 April 10 flares, and are simultaneously observed by the Owens-Valley Solar Array in the microwave band and by Yohkoh/Hard X-ray Telescope or RHESSI in the hard X-ray band, with multiple subpeaks in their light curves. The microwave and hard X-ray spectra are fitted by a power law in two frequency ranges of the optical thin part and two photon energy ranges, respectively. Similar to an earlier event in Shao and Huang, the well-known soft-hard-soft pattern of the lower energy range changed to the hard-soft-hard (HSH) pattern of the higher energy range during the spectral evolution of each subpeak in both hard X-ray flares. This energy dependence is actually supported by a positive correlation between the overall light curves and spectral evolution in the lower energy range, while it becomes an anti-correlation in the higher energy range. Regarding microwave data, the HSH pattern appears in the spectral evolution of each subpeak in the lower frequency range, which is somewhat similar to Huang and Nakajima. However, it returns back to the well-known pattern of soft-hard-harder for the overall spectral evolution in the higher frequency range of both events. This frequency dependence is confirmed by an anti-correlation between the overall light curves and spectral evolution in the lower frequency range, but it becomes a positive correlation in the higher frequency range. The possible mechanisms are discussed, respectively, for reasons why hard X-ray and microwave spectral evolutions have different patterns in different energy and frequency intervals.

Song Qiwu; Huang Guangli [Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing 210008 (China); Nakajima, Hiroshi, E-mail: songqw@pmo.ac.cng, E-mail: lhuang@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: nakaji15@dia.janis.or.jp [Nobeyama Solar Radio Observatory, Nobeyama, Minamisaku, Nagano 384-1305 (Japan)

2011-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-expression of four baculovirus proteins, IE1, LEF3, P143, and PP31, elicits a cellular chromatin-containing reticulate structure in the nuclei of uninfected cells  

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Baculovirus DNA replication, transcription, and nucleocapsid assembly occur within a subnuclear structure called the virogenic stroma (VS) that consists of two subcompartments. Specific components of the VS sub-compartments have not been identified except for PP31, a DNA-binding protein that localizes specifically to the electron-dense region of VS. Here, we investigate the dynamic structure of VS using a GFP-tagged PP31 molecule (GFP-PP31). GFP-PP31 localizes to the VS throughout the course of infection. At later times post-infection, a PP31 reticulum distributed within VS was also apparent, indicating that VS sub-compartments compose a reticulate structure. Transient expression of PP31 with the viral proteins, IE1, LEF3, and P143, in uninfected cells resulted in the formation of a reticulate structure containing cellular chromatin and the spatial arrangements of the four proteins within the induced reticulum were the same as those within VS reticulum, suggesting that the two reticula are formed by a similar mechanism.

Nagamine, Toshihiro, E-mail: tnaga@riken.jp [RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama (Japan); Abe, Atsushi [RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama (Japan); Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Shimo-Okubo, Saitama-shi, Saitama (Japan); Suzuki, Takehiro; Dohmae, Naoshi; Matsumoto, Shogo [RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama (Japan)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Multilayer-Based Grating for Hard X-ray Grating Interferometry |  

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The Most Detailed Picture Yet of a Key AIDS Protein The Most Detailed Picture Yet of a Key AIDS Protein Superconductivity with Stripes How HIV Infects Cells Simulating Deep Earthquakes in the Laboratory A "Sponge" Path to Better Catalysts and Energy Materials Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed A New Multilayer-Based Grating for Hard X-ray Grating Interferometry November 20, 2013 Bookmark and Share An image of the phase shift in the mouse kidney from a Bonse-Hart interferometer built utilizing the new micro-multilayer grating provides a projection view of the blood vessels. A new kind of x-ray multilayer grating that could open a pathway for high-sensitivity, hard x-ray phase contrast full-field imaging of large

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A fast new method for measuring hard-to-diagnose 3D plasmas in fusion  

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A fast new method for measuring hard-to-diagnose 3D plasmas in fusion A fast new method for measuring hard-to-diagnose 3D plasmas in fusion facilities By John Greenwald March 12, 2013 Tweet Widget Facebook Like Google Plus One A simulated plasma in the Large Helical Device showing the thin blue saddle coils that researchers used to make diagnostic measurements with the new computer code. (Photo by Graphic by Sam Lazerson) A simulated plasma in the Large Helical Device showing the thin blue saddle coils that researchers used to make diagnostic measurements with the new computer code. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) in Japan have developed a rapid method for meeting a key challenge for fusion science. The challenge has been to simulate the diagnostic measurement of

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Wiggler-base Hard X-ray Spectroscopy Beamline at CLS  

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The CLS 06ID-1 Hard X-ray Micro-Analysis Beamline (HXMA) is a general purpose hard X-ray spectroscopy beamline (5 to 40 keV) designed to serve users in XAFS, diffraction and microprobe communities. The beamline uses the synchrotron radiation from a superconducting wiggler. The primary beamline optics include a 1.2 m water-cooled silicon collimating mirror (separate Rh and Pt coating stripes), a liquid nitrogen cooled double crystal monochromator (Kohzu CMJ-1) housing two crystal pairs (Si 111 and 220), and a 1.15 m long water-cooled silicon toroidal focusing mirror (separate Rh and Pt coating stripes). All mirrors are equipped with dynamical meridian benders. The experimental hutch hosts three experimental setups for XAFS, diffraction and microprobe, respectively. Primary design considerations and some commissioning results are discussed.

Jiang, D. T. [Canadian Light Source, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph ON N1G 2W1 (Canada); Chen, N. [Canadian Light Source, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (Canada); Geological Sciences Department, University of Saskachewan, Saskatoon, SK (Canada); Sheng, W. [Canadian Light Source, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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SSRL School 2007 on Hard X-ray Scattering Techniques in MES  

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May 15-17, 2007 SSRL School on Hard X-ray Scattering Techniques in Materials and Environmental Sciences Group photo taken at the SSRL School on Hard X-ray Scattering Techniques in Materials and Environmental Sciences. A large, printable version of this group image is available via clicking on the image. Overview: Modern synchrotron-based X-ray scattering (SR-XRS) techniques offer the ability to probe nano- and atomic-scale structures and order/disorder relationships that critically govern the properties of advanced technological and environmental materials. The high collimation, intensity, and tunability of SR allow the investigation of a wide range of materials, including thin films and interfaces, nanoparticles, amorphous materials, solutions, hydrated and disordered bacteriogenic minerals,

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Extending synchrotron-based atomic physics experiments into the hard X-ray region  

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The high-brightness, hard x-ray beams available from third-generation synchrotron sources are opening new opportunities to study the deepest inner shells of atoms, an area where little work has been done and phenomena not observed in less tightly bound inner-shells are manifested. In addition scattering processes which are weak at lower energies become important, providing another tool to investigate atomic structure as well as an opportunity to study photon/atom interactions beyond photoabsorption. In this contribution the authors discuss some of the issues related to extending synchrotron-based atomic physics experiments into the hard x-ray region from the physical and the experimental point of view. They close with a discussion of a technique, resonant Raman scattering, that may prove invaluable in determining the spectra of the very highly-excited states resulting from the excitation of deep inner shells.

LeBrun, T. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Physics Div.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A bright point source of ultrashort hard x-rays from laser bioplasmas  

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Micro and nano structures scatter light and amplify local electric fields very effectively. Energy incident as intense ultrashort laser pulses can be converted to x-rays and hot electrons more efficiently with a substrate that suitably modifies the local fields. Here we demonstrate that coating a plain glass surface with a few micron thick layer of an ubiquitous microbe, {\\it Escherichia coli}, catapults the brightness of hard x-ray bremsstrahlung emission (up to 300 keV) by more than two orders of magnitude at an incident laser intensity of 10$^{16}$ W cm$^{-2}$. This increased yield is attributed to the local enhancement of electric fields around individual {\\it E. coli} cells and is reproduced by detailed particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations. This combination of laser plasmas and biological targets can lead to turnkey, multi-kilohertz and environmentally safe sources of hard x-rays.

Krishnamurthy, M; Lad, Amit D; Ahmad, Saima; Narayanan, V; Rajeev, R; Kundu, M; Kumar, G Ravindra; Ray, Krishanu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermion mass at next-to-leading order in the hard thermal loop effective theory  

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The calculation of the real part of a quasiparticle dispersion relation at next-to-leading order in the hard thermal loop effective theory is a very difficult problem. Even though the hard thermal loop effective theory is almost 20 years old, there is only one next-to-leading order calculation of the real part of a quasiparticle dispersion relation in the literature [H. Schulz, Nucl. Phys. B413, 353 (1994)]. In this paper, we calculate the fermion mass in QED and QCD at next-to-leading order. For QED the result is M=eT/{radical}(8)(1-(1.427{+-}0.02)e/4{pi}) and for QCD with N{sub f}=2 and N{sub c}=3 we obtain M=gT/{radical}(6)(1+(1.867{+-}0.02)g/4{pi})

Carrington, M. E.; Gynther, A.; Pickering, D. [Department of Physics, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9 (Canada) and Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Department of Mathematics, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9 (Canada)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Shielding Calculations for the Hard X-Rays Generated by LCLS Mec Laser System  

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Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) Instrument is an X-ray instrument that will be able to create and diagnose High Energy Density (HED) matter. The MEC laser system can generate hard X-ray due to the interaction of the laser and the plasma. This paper summarizes results of the shielding calculations performed to evaluate the radiation hazards induced by this hard X-ray source with Monte Carlo code FLUKA. The dose rates and photon spectra due to this X-ray source are calculated at different locations with different shielding. The influence of the electron temperature on the source terms and the shielding effectiveness was also investigated.

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2011-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard-scattering and Jets from RHIC to LHC: a critical review  

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Jets in hadron collisions are very complicated with a long learning curve replete with errors. In relativistic heavy ion (RHI) collisions, it is likely that jets will be much more complicated with an even longer and more difficult learning curve. Hard scattering is more easily observed via single particle and few particle correlation measurements. The main advantage of jets is higher rate at large $p_T$, plus the possibility of detailed studies of soft fragmentation if the soft fragments can be separated from the background. A critical review of the possibility of using jets as a probe of hard-scattering in RHI collisions is presented along with other probes and measurements which the author considers much more likely to reveal the interesting physics in Pb+Pb collisions at the LHC. Finally, a list of unanswered questions raised by results at RHIC is presented.

M. J. Tannenbaum

2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a radiation hard version of the Analog Pipeline Chip APC128  

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The Analog Pipeline Chip (APC) is a low noise, low power readout chip for silicon micro strip detectors with 128 channels containing an analog pipeline of 32 buffers depth. The chip has been designed for operation at HERA with a power dissipation of 300-400 muW per channel and has been used also in several other particle physics experiments. In this paper we describe the development of a radiation hard version of this chip that will be used in the H1 vertex detector for operation at the luminosity upgraded HERA machine. A 128 channel prototyping chip with several amplifier variations has been designed in the radiation hard DMILL technology and measured. The results of various parameter variations are presented in this paper. Based on this, the design choice for the final production version of the APC128-DMILL has been made.

Michael Hilgers; Roland Horisberger

2001-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherent hard x-ray diffractive imaging of nonisolated objects confined by an aperture  

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Coherent hard x-ray imaging of nonisolated weak phase objects is demonstrated by confining x-ray beam in a region of a few micrometers in cross section using a micrometer-sized aperture. Two major obstacles in the hard x-ray coherent diffraction imaging, isolating samples and obtaining central speckles, are addressed by using the aperture. The usefulness of the proposed method is illustrated by reconstructing the exit wave field of a nanoscale trench structure fabricated on silicon which serves as a weak phase object. The quantitative phase information of the exit wave field was used to reconstruct the depth profile of the trench structure. The scanning capability of this method was also briefly discussed.

Kim, Sunam; Kim, Chan; Lee, Suyong; Marathe, Shashidhara; Noh, D. Y.; Kang, H. C.; Kim, S. S.; Sandy, A.; Narayanan, S. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Graduate Program of Photonics and Applied Physics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Advanced Materials Engineering and BK21 Education Center of Mould Technology for Advanced Materials and Parts, Chosun University, Gwangju 501-759 (Korea, Republic of); Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for determining the hardness of strain hardening articles of tungsten-nickel-iron alloy  

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The present invention is directed to a rapid nondestructive method for determining the extent of strain hardening in an article of tungsten-nickel-iron alloy. The method comprises saturating the article with a magnetic field from a permanent magnet, measuring the magnetic flux emanating from the article, comparing the measurements of the magnetic flux emanating from the article with measured magnetic fluxes from similarly shaped standards of the alloy with known amounts of strain hardening to determine the hardness.

Wallace, Steven A. (Knoxville, TN)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for determining the hardness of strain hardening articles of tungsten-nickel-iron alloy  

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The present invention is directed to a rapid nondestructive method for determining the extent of strain hardening in an article of tungsten-nickel-iron alloy. The method comprises saturating the article with a magnetic field from a permanent magnet, measuring the magnetic flux emanating from the article, comparing the measurements of the magnetic flux emanating from the article with measured magnetic fluxes from similarly shaped standards of the alloy with known amounts of strain hardening to determine the hardness.

Wallace, S.A.

1981-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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THE HARD X-RAY SPECTRUM OF NGC 1365: SCATTERED LIGHT, NOT BLACK HOLE SPIN  

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Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) show excess X-ray emission above 10 keV compared with extrapolation of spectra from lower energies. Risaliti et al. have recently attempted to model the hard X-ray excess in the type 1.8 AGN NGC 1365, concluding that the hard excess most likely arises from Compton-scattered reflection of X-rays from an inner accretion disk close to the black hole. Their analysis disfavored a model in which the hard excess arises from a high column density of circumnuclear gas partially covering a primary X-ray source, despite such components being required in the NGC 1365 data below 10 keV. Using a Monte Carlo radiative transfer approach, we demonstrate that this conclusion is invalidated by (1) use of slab absorption models, which have unrealistic transmission spectra for partial covering gas, (2) neglect of the effect of Compton scattering on transmitted spectra, and (3) inadequate modeling of the spectrum of scattered X-rays. The scattered spectrum is geometry-dependent and, for high global covering factors, may dominate above 10 keV. We further show that, in models of circumnuclear gas, the suppression of the observed hard X-ray flux by reprocessing may be no larger than required by the ''light bending'' model invoked for inner disk reflection, and the expected emission line strengths lie within the observed range. We conclude that the time-invariant ''red wing'' in AGN X-ray spectra is probably caused by continuum transmitted through and scattered from circumnuclear gas, not by highly redshifted line emission, and that measurement of black hole spin is not possible.

Miller, L. [Department of Physics, Oxford University, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Turner, T. J. [Department of Physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250 (United States)

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Hard Disk/Solid State Drive Synergy in Support of Data-Intensive Computing  

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Data-intensive applications are becoming increasingly common in high-performance computing. Examples include combustion simulation, human genome analysis, and satellite image processing. Efficient access of data sets is critical to the performance of these applications. Because of the size of the data today's economically feasible approach is to store the data files on an array of hard disks or data servers equipped with hard disks and managed by a parallel file system such as PVFS or Lustre wherein the data is striped over a (large) number of disks for high aggregate I/O throughout. With file striping, a request for a segment of logically contiguous file space is decomposed into multiple sub-requests, each to a different server. While the data unit for this striping is usually reasonably large to benefit disk efficiency, the first and/or last sub-requests can be much smaller than the striping unit if the request does not align with the striping pattern, severely compromising hard disk efficiency and thus application performance. We propose to exploit solid state drives (SSD), whose efficiency is much less sensitive to small random accesses, to enable the alignment of requests to disk with the data striping pattern. In this scheme hard disks mainly serve large, aligned, sequential requests, with SSDs serving small or unaligned requests, thus respecting the relative cost, performance, and durability characteristics of the two media, and thereby achieving synergy in performance/cost. We will describe the design of the proposed scheme, its implementation on CCS-7's Darwin cluster, and performance results.

Liu,Ke [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jiang, Song [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Davis, Kei [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoindentation Studies Of Hard Nanocomposite Ti-B-N Thin Films  

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Titanium boron nitride (Ti-B-N) films were deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering using single Titanium diboride (TiB{sub 2}) target in different Ar-N{sub 2} gas mixtures. The influence of N{sub 2}:Ar ratio on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the deposited films have been investigated. Atomic force microscopy analysis indicated the grain size decreases with incorporation of nitrogen in the films. Nanoindentation studies have shown the hardness decreases with nitrogen incorporation.

Rupa, P. Karuna Purnapu [Non Ferrous Materials Technology Development Center, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad (India); Chakraborty, P. C. [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (India); Mishra, Suman Kumari [National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur India (India)

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Composition, microstructure, hardness, and wear properties of high-speed steel rolls  

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The effects of alloying elements on the microstructural factors, hardness, and wear properties of four high-speed steel (HSS) rolls fabricated by centrifugal casting were investigated. A hot-rolling simulation test was carried out using a high-temperature wear tester capable of controlling speed, load, and temperature. The test results revealed that the HSS roll containing a larger amount of vanadium showed the best wear resistance because it contained a number of hard MC-type carbides. However, it showed a very rough roll surface because of cracking along cell boundaries, the preferential removal of the matrix, and the sticking of the rolled material onto the roll surface during the wear process, thereby leading to an increase in the friction coefficient and rolling force. In order to improve wear resistance with consideration to surface roughness, it is suggested that a reduction in the vanadium content, an increase in solid-solution hardening by adding alloying elements, an increase in secondary hardening by precipitation of fine carbides in the matrix, and formation of refined prior austenite grains by preaustenitization treatment be employed to strengthen the matrix, which can hold hard carbides in it.

Park, J.W.; Lee, H.C. [Kangwon Industries, Ltd., Pohang (Korea, Republic of). Roll Mfg. Div.; Lee, S. [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). Center for Advanced Aerospace Materials

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Bhattacharya, Rabi S.

2003-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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THE 70 MONTH SWIFT-BAT ALL-SKY HARD X-RAY SURVEY  

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We present the catalog of sources detected in 70 months of observations with the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) hard X-ray detector on the Swift gamma-ray burst observatory. The Swift-BAT 70 month survey has detected 1171 hard X-ray sources (more than twice as many sources as the previous 22 month survey) in the 14-195 keV band down to a significance level of 4.8{sigma}, associated with 1210 counterparts. The 70 month Swift-BAT survey is the most sensitive and uniform hard X-ray all-sky survey and reaches a flux level of 1.03 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -11} erg s{sup -1} cm{sup -2} over 50% of the sky and 1.34 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -11} erg s{sup -1} cm{sup -2} over 90% of the sky. The majority of new sources in the 70 month survey continue to be active galactic nuclei, with over 700 in the catalog. As part of this new edition of the Swift-BAT catalog, we also make available eight-channel spectra and monthly sampled light curves for each object detected in the survey in the online journal and at the Swift-BAT 70 month Web site.

Baumgartner, W. H.; Tueller, J.; Markwardt, C. B.; Skinner, G. K.; Barthelmy, S.; Gehrels, N. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Astrophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Mushotzky, R. F. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Evans, P. A., E-mail: whbaumga@alum.mit.edu [X-Ray and Observational Astronomy Group/Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH (United Kingdom)

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I A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY MEANS OF TENSILE-IMPACT, HARDNESS, AND DROP-HAMMER  

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A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY MEANS OF TENSILE-IMPACT, HARDNESS, AND DROP-HAMMER I EVALUATIONS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES PROPOSAL TO NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY OF OHIO A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY MEANS OF TENSILE-IMPACT, HARDNESS, AND DROP-HAMMER EVALUATIONS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES PROPOSAL TO NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY OF OHIO Southern Research Institute Birmingham, Alabama January 30, 1963 Proposal No. 2152 Copy of original document Iccated in FEMP Archives. .L TABLEOFCONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..I SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..z EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A. Hot-Hardness Evaluations .................. 3

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Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are  

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Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is notoriously hard and error-prone, and lock- based abstractions do not lend themselves well to composition. We importantly, finding such an interleaving is NP-hard [6] and can be implemented with an exponential number

Palsberg, Jens

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THE GALAXY HOSTS AND LARGE-SCALE ENVIRONMENTS OF SHORT-HARD GAMMA-RAY BURSTS J. X. Prochaska,1,2  

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THE GALAXY HOSTS AND LARGE-SCALE ENVIRONMENTS OF SHORT-HARD GAMMA-RAY BURSTS J. X. Prochaska,1,2 J succession of discoveries of short-duration hard-spectrum gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) has led to un- precedented galaxies of short-duration hard- spectrum GRBs. In particular, we present the Gemini-North and Keck

Granot, Jonathan

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Combined use of hard X-ray phase contrast imaging and X-ray fluorescence microscopy for sub-cellular metal quantification  

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Combined use of hard X-ray phase contrast imaging and X-ray fluorescence microscopy for subSurface Science Laboratory at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France Abstract Hard X of the details of cells are undetectable in hard X-ray microscopy due to the weak absorption contrast between

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE 54, 170-173 ( 1983) The l-l Hard Pulse:A Simple and Effective Method of Water  

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JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE 54, 170- 173 ( 1983) The l-l Hard Pulse:A Simple and Effective Method the long Alexander (I) and 2-l-4 Redfield (2) pulses and the hard time-shared Redfield (3, 4), jump-return (5), and 1-2-1 pulses (6). The hard time-shared pulse sequences have the significant advantage over

Clore, G. Marius

335

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnerCop Energy Benchmarking...  

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organizations standardized measures of business performance such as production volume, number of transactions, or customers, and not simply by comparing MBtuft2, as is the...

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Pledge? Conversation on the Future of the Wind Industry Science Lecture: Talking the Higgs Boson with Dr. Joseph Incandela Bill Gates and Deputy Secretary Poneman Discuss the...

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COP 18 Side Event: Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions...  

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Event: Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Development Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the...

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Climate Challenge... and What's at Stake Sec. Chu Announces the First Auto Loans for Advanced Technologies...

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Energy 101: Home Energy Assessment Recovery Act update from Sr. Advisor Matt Rogers -- End of Obligations The Recovery Act is "Lighting Up" the streets of Philadelphia 200,000...

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Sec. Chu Online Town Hall Energy 101: Cool Roofs Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Why Cool Roofs? Secretary Chu and the 'Sputnik Moment' New Orleans and Energy Efficiency Cathy...

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department...  

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Steven Chu Slides SlideShare. Present yourself. Upload Login or Signup Go Pro ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011 Keynote Presentation: Secretary Steven Chu ARPA-E 2011 Keynote:...

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Florida Faces of the Recovery Act: Sun Catalytix Investing in Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy Secretary Chu Speaks at the 2010 Washington Auto Show Faces of the Recovery Act:...

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department...  

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Response & Procedures or Search Energy.gov Search Clear Filters All Videos Secretary Moniz at Town Hall Forum on Departmental Reorganization Data Jam at New York Energy Week...

348

Benchmarking Optimization Software with COPS 3.0  

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Energy, under Contract W-31-109-Eng-38, by the National Science ...... where Dc and hc are constants, and g0 is the gravitational force at the earth's surface.

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CAREL connectivity solutions ,,Improvement of the seasonal COP of  

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Current-Inverter-Technology Theme of speech 22 #12;BLDC (brushless direct current) motor BPM (brushless permanent magnet) motor DC (direct current) inverter IPM (interior permanent magnet) motor SPM (surface permanent magnet) motor EC Theme of speech 14 #12;State of the Art Magnetic valve or. battery with modul serial card

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Overview of the COPS Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics (ACM) Subgroup...  

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(DAP) - Evelyne Richard, Hans-Stefan Bauer * Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics (ACM) - Chairs: Susanne Crewell, Dave Turner, Stephen Mobbs ACM Scientific Questions * What...

351

Microsoft PowerPoint - 090402_cops_breakout.pptx  

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between observed and modeled STDs * Improvements of forecasts * Advanced model evaluation tool by means of reanalyses, e.g., of regional y , g , g climate models in weather...

352

Advanced control strategies for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems—An overview: Part I: Hard control  

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A chronological overview of the advanced control strategies for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) is presented in this article. The overview focuses on hard-computing or control techniques, such as proportional-integral-derivative, optimal, nonlinear, adaptive, and robust; soft-computing or control techniques, such as neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms; and on the fusion or hybrid of hard- and soft-control techniques. Thus, it is to be noted that the terminology “hard” and “soft” computing/control has nothing to do with the “hardware” and “software” that is being generally used. Part I of a two-part series focuses on hard-control strategies, and Part II focuses on softand fusion-control in addition to some future directions in HVAC&R research. This overview is not intended to be an exhaustive survey on this topic, and any omission of other works is purely unintentional.

D. Subbaram Naidu; Craig G. Rieger

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hardness variation and cyclic crystalline-amorphous phase transformation in CuZr alloy during ball milling  

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The hardness and percent crystallinity of Cu33Zr67 powder samples are measured through several cycles of a cyclic phase transformation during ball milling. Each are found to cycle with a period of approximately 320 minutes. ...

Schoen, David Taylor

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Dislocation cores and hardness polarity of 4H-SiC  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The hardness of opposite basal faces of 4H-SiC single crystals has been measured in the temperature range 25--1,200 C. A strong hardness anisotropy between the silicon-terminated (0001) and carbon-terminated (000{bar 1}) faces of this polar crystal has been found. Transmission electron microscopy investigation of the dislocations in the plastic zone of the 1,200 C indentations shows that they lie predominantly on the basal planes parallel to the indented face, and the extra-half planes of the nonscrew dislocations originate from the indented face. It is also found that, when the (0001) Si-terminated face is indented, the dislocations are either widely dissociated, with the width of the stacking fault ribbon much larger than the equilibrium value, or else they are single leading partials, with the corresponding trailing partials absent. In this case, all the leading partials are found to have a silicon core. On the other hand, the dislocations in the plastic zone of the carbon-terminated face are in the form of dissociated dislocations, with the width of the associated stacking fault ribbons appreciably less than the equilibrium value. Moreover, the leading partials of these dissociated dislocations have a carbon core. The results indicate that the hardness of the polar basal faces of 4H-SiC at elevated temperatures is partly determined by the nature of the dislocation cores nucleated by the indentation process. It is argued that this is due to the influence of the core on the generation and glide of the leading partial dislocations.

Ning, X.J.; Huvey, N.; Pirouz, P. [Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH (United States). Dept. of Materials science and Engineering

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon Photo-Multiplier radiation hardness tests with a beam controlled neutron source  

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We report radiation hardness tests performed at the Frascati Neutron Generator on silicon Photo-Multipliers, semiconductor photon detectors built from a square matrix of avalanche photo-diodes on a silicon substrate. Several samples from different manufacturers have been irradiated integrating up to 7x10^10 1-MeV-equivalent neutrons per cm^2. Detector performances have been recorded during the neutron irradiation and a gradual deterioration of their properties was found to happen already after an integrated fluence of the order of 10^8 1-MeV-equivalent neutrons per cm^2.

Angelone, M; Faccini, R; Pinci, D; Baldini, W; Calabrese, R; Cibinetto, G; Ramusino, A Cotta; Malaguti, R; Pozzati, M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Silicon Photo-Multiplier radiation hardness tests with a beam controlled neutron source  

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We report radiation hardness tests performed at the Frascati Neutron Generator on silicon Photo-Multipliers, semiconductor photon detectors built from a square matrix of avalanche photo-diodes on a silicon substrate. Several samples from different manufacturers have been irradiated integrating up to 7x10^10 1-MeV-equivalent neutrons per cm^2. Detector performances have been recorded during the neutron irradiation and a gradual deterioration of their properties was found to happen already after an integrated fluence of the order of 10^8 1-MeV-equivalent neutrons per cm^2.

M. Angelone; M. Pillon; R. Faccini; D. Pinci; W. Baldini; R. Calabrese; G. Cibinetto; A. Cotta Ramusino; R. Malaguti; M. Pozzati

2010-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

357

Phase-matched generation of coherent soft and hard X-rays using IR lasers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Phase-matched high-order harmonic generation of soft and hard X-rays is accomplished using infrared driving lasers in a high-pressure non-linear medium. The pressure of the non-linear medium is increased to multi-atmospheres and a mid-IR (or higher) laser device provides the driving pulse. Based on this scaling, also a general method for global optimization of the flux of phase-matched high-order harmonic generation at a desired wavelength is designed.

Popmintchev, Tenio V.; Chen, Ming-Chang; Bahabad, Alon; Murnane, Margaret M.; Kapteyn, Henry C.

2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard x-ray response of a CdZnTe ring-drift detector  

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We present the results of an experimental study of a special type of CdZnTedetector of hard x and ? rays—a ring-drift detector. The device consists of a double ring electrode structure surrounding a central point anode with a guard plane surrounding the outer anode ring. The detector can be operated in two distinctively different modes of charge collection—pseudohemispherical and pseudodrift. We study the detector response profiles obtained by scanning the focused x-ray beam over the whole detector area

A. Owens; R. den Hartog; F. Quarati; V. Gostilo; V. Kondratjev; A. Loupilov; A. G. Kozorezov; J. K. Wigmore; A. Webb; E. Welter

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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One-dimensional hard x-ray field retrieval using a moveable structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a technique that allows measuring the field of an x-ray line focus using far-field intensity measurements only. One-dimensional phase retrieval with transverse translation diversity is used to recover a hard x-ray beam focused by a compound kinoform lens. The reconstruction is found to be in good agreement with independent knife-edge scan measurements taken at separated planes. The approach avoids the need for measuring the beam profile at focus and allows narrower beams to be measured than the traditional knife-edge scan.

Guizar-Sicairos, M.; Evans-Lutterodt, K.; Isakovic, A.F.; Stein, A.; Warren, J.B.; Sandy, A.R.; Narayanan, S.; Fienup, J.R.

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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A bi-prism interferometer for hard x-ray photons  

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Micro-fabricated bi-prisms have been used to create an interference pattern from an incident hard X-ray beam, and the intensity of the pattern probed with fluorescence from a 30 nm-thick metal film. Maximum fringe visibility exceeded 0.9 owing to the nano-sized probe and the choice of single-crystal prism material. A full near-field analysis is necessary to describe the fringe field intensities, and the transverse coherence lengths were extracted at APS beamline 8-ID-I. It is also shown that the maximum number of fringes is dependent only on the complex refractive index of the prism material.

Isakovic, A.F.; Siddons, D.; Stein, A.; Warren, J.B.; Sandy, A.R.; Narayanan, M.S.; Ablett, J.M.; Metzler, M. and Evans-Lutterodt, K.

2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Solubilities of Solutes in Ionic Liquids from a SimplePerturbed-Hard-Sphere Theory  

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In recent years, several publications have provided solubilities of ordinary gases and liquids in ionic liquids. This work reports an initial attempt to correlate the experimental data using a perturbed-hard-sphere theory; the perturbation is based on well-known molecular physics when the solution is considered as a dielectric continuum. For this correlation, the most important input parameters are hard-sphere diameters of the solute and of the cation and anion that constitute the ionic liquid. In addition, the correlation uses the solvent density and the solute's polarizability and dipole and quadrupole moments, if any. Dispersion-energy parameters are obtained from global correlation of solubility data. Results are given for twenty solutes in several ionic liquids at normal temperatures; in addition, some results are given for gases in two molten salts at very high temperatures. Because the theory used here is much simplified, and because experimental uncertainties (especially for gaseous solutes) are often large, the accuracy of the correlation presented here is not high; in general, predicted solubilities (Henry's constants) agree with experiment to within roughly {+-} 70%. As more reliable experimental data become available, modifications in the characterizing parameters are likely to improve accuracy. Nevertheless, even in its present form, the correlation may be useful for solvent screening in engineering design.

Qin, Yuan; Prausnitz, John M.

2005-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbial methane formation from hard coal and timber in an abandoned coal mine  

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About 7% of the global annual methane emissions originate from coal mining. Also, mine gas has come into focus of the power industry and is being used increasingly for heat and power production. In many coal deposits worldwide, stable carbon and hydrogen isotopic signatures of methane indicate a mixed thermogenic and biogenic origin. In this study, we have measured in an abandoned coal mine methane fluxes and isotopic signatures of methane and carbon dioxide, and collected samples for microbiological and phylogenetic investigations. Mine timber and hard coal showed an in-situ production of methane with isotopic signatures similar to those of the methane in the mine atmosphere. Enrichment cultures amended with mine timber or hard coal as sole carbon sources formed methane over a period of nine months. Predominantly, acetoclastic methanogenesis was stimulated in enrichments containing acetate or hydrogen/carbon dioxide. Molecular techniques revealed that the archaeal community in enrichment cultures and unamended samples was dominated by members of the Methanosarcinales. The combined geochemical and microbiological investigations identify microbial methanogenesis as a recent source of methane in abandoned coal mines.

Kruger, M.; Beckmann, S.; Engelen, B.; Thielemann, T.; Cramer, B.; Schippers, A.; Cypionka, H. [Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources BGR, Hannover (Germany)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Energy-Conscious, Deterministic I/O Device Scheduling In Hard . . .  

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Energy consumption is an important design parameter for embedded and portable systems. Software-controlled (or dynamic) power management (DPM) has emerged as an attractive alternative to inflexible hardware solutions. However, DPM via I/O device scheduling for real-time systems has not been considered before. We present an online I/O device scheduler, which we call lowenergy device scheduler (LEDES), for hard real-time systems that reduces the energy consumption of I/O devices. LEDES takes as inputs a predetermined task schedule and a device-usage list for each task and it generates a sequence of sleep/working states for each device such that the energy consumption of the device is minimized. It also guarantees that real-time constraints are not violated. We then present a more general I/O device scheduler, which we call multistate constrained low-energy scheduler (MUSCLES), for handling I/O devices with multiple power states. MUSCLES generates a sequence of power states for each I/O device while guaranteeing that real-time constraints are not violated. We present several realistic case studies to show that LEDES and MUSCLES reduce energy consumption significantly for hard real-time systems.

Vishnu Swaminathan; Krishnendu Chakrabarty

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Dynamic I/O Power Management for Hard Real-time Systems  

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Power consumption is an important design parameter for embedded and portable systems. Software-controlled (or dynamic) power management (DPM) has recently emerged as an attractive alternative to inflexible hardware solutions. DPM for hard real-time systems has received relatively little attention. In particular, energy-driven I/O device scheduling for real-time systems has not been considered before. We present the first online DPM algorithm, which we call Low Energy Device Scheduler (LEDES), for hard realtime systems. LEDES takes as inputs a predetermined task schedule and a device-usage list for each task and it generates a sequence of sleep/working states for each device. It guarantees that real-time constraints are not violated and it also minimizes the energy consumed by the I/O devices used by the task set. LEDES is energy-optimal under the constraint that the start times of the tasks are fixed. We present a case study to show that LEDES can reduce energy consumption by almost 50%. 1

Vishnu Swaminathan; Krishnendu Chakrabarty; S. S. Iyengar

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review on Active Galactic Nuclei at hard X-ray energies  

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Hard X-ray surveys are an important tool for the study of active galactic nuclei (AGN): they provide almost an unbiased view of absorption in the extragalactic population, allow the study of spectral features such as reflection and high energy cut-off which would otherwise be unexplored and favour the discovery of some blazars at high redshift. Here, we present the absorption properties of a large sample of INTEGRAL detected AGN, including an update on the fraction of Compton thick objects. For a sub-sample of 87 sources, which represent a complete set of bright AGN, we will discuss the hard X-ray (20-100 keV) spectral properties, also in conjunction with Swift/BAT 58 month data, providing information on BAT/IBIS cross-calibration constant, average spectral shape and spectral complexity. For this complete sample, we will also present broad-band data using soft X-ray observations, in order to explore the complexity of AGN spectra both at low and high energies and to highlight the variety of shapes. Future pros...

Bassani, Loredana; Malizia, A; Panessa, F; Landi, R; Bazzano, A; Ubertini, P; Bird, A J; Stephen, J B

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Br-rich Tips of Calcified Crab Claws are Less Hard but More Fracture  

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Br-rich Tips of Calcified Crab Claws are Br-rich Tips of Calcified Crab Claws are Less Hard but More Fracture Resistant: A Comparison of Mineralized and Heavy-element Biological Materials figure 1 Figure 1. The heavy element biomaterial is the darker material at the tip of the shore crab claws. Figure "b" shows the same claw as "a" but after bead blasting. The claw tips are less eroded by the bead blasting than surrounding calcified material, suggesting a greater resistance to chipping from impact. Scale bar: 2mm Invertebrates modify their jaws, claws, carapaces and other mechanical structures with a variety of inorganic materials. One of the best-known examples is the calcified cuticle of crabs. We have found that many crabs also employ an uncalcified bromine-rich biological material at the tips of

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Interferometric hard x-ray phase contrast imaging at 204 nm grating period  

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We report on hard x-ray phase contrast imaging experiments using a grating interferometer of approximately 1/10th the grating period achieved in previous studies. We designed the gratings as a staircase array of multilayer stacks which are fabricated in a single thin film deposition process. We performed the experiments at 19 keV x-ray energy and 0.8 {mu}m pixel resolution. The small grating period resulted in clear separation of different diffraction orders and multiple images on the detector. A slitted beam was used to remove overlap of the images from the different diffraction orders. The phase contrast images showed detailed features as small as 10 {mu}m, and demonstrated the feasibility of high resolution x-ray phase contrast imaging with nanometer scale gratings.

Wen Han; Gomella, Andrew A.; Miao, Houxun; Lynch, Susanna K. [Imaging Physic Laboratory, Biophysics and Biochemistry Center, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States); Wolfe, Douglas E. [Applied Research Laboratory, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania 16804 (United States); Xiao Xianghui; Liu Chian [X-Ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Morgan, Nicole [National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing subsequences and the hard-to-soft edge transition in matrix ensembles  

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Our interest is in the cumulative probabilities Pr(L(t) \\le l) for the maximum length of increasing subsequences in Poissonized ensembles of random permutations, random fixed point free involutions and reversed random fixed point free involutions. It is shown that these probabilities are equal to the hard edge gap probability for matrix ensembles with unitary, orthogonal and symplectic symmetry respectively. The gap probabilities can be written as a sum over correlations for certain determinantal point processes. From these expressions a proof can be given that the limiting form of Pr(L(t) \\le l) in the three cases is equal to the soft edge gap probability for matrix ensembles with unitary, orthogonal and symplectic symmetry respectively, thereby reclaiming theorems due to Baik-Deift-Johansson and Baik-Rains.

Alexei Borodin; Peter J. Forrester

2002-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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DIFFUSE HARD X-RAY EMISSION IN STARBURST GALAXIES AS SYNCHROTRON FROM VERY HIGH ENERGY ELECTRONS  

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The origin of the diffuse hard X-ray (2-10 keV) emission from starburst galaxies is a long-standing problem. We suggest that synchrotron emission of 10-100 TeV electrons and positrons (e {sup {+-}}) can contribute to this emission, because starbursts have strong magnetic fields. We consider three sources of e {sup {+-}} at these energies: (1) primary electrons directly accelerated by supernova remnants, (2) pionic secondary e {sup {+-}} created by inelastic collisions between cosmic ray (CR) protons and gas nuclei in the dense interstellar medium of starbursts, and (3) pair e {sup {+-}} produced between the interactions between 10 and 100 TeV {gamma}-rays and the intense far-infrared (FIR) radiation fields of starbursts. We create one-zone steady-state models of the CR population in the Galactic center (R {<=} 112 pc), NGC 253, M82, and Arp 220's nuclei, assuming a power-law injection spectrum for electrons and protons. We consider different injection spectral slopes, magnetic field strengths, CR acceleration efficiencies, and diffusive escape times, and include advective escape, radiative cooling processes, and secondary and pair e {sup {+-}}. We compare these models to extant radio and GeV and TeV {gamma}-ray data for these starbursts, and calculate the diffuse synchrotron X-ray and inverse Compton (IC) luminosities of these starbursts in the models which satisfy multiwavelength constraints. If the primary electron spectrum extends to {approx}PeV energies and has a proton/electron injection ratio similar to the Galactic value, we find that synchrotron emission contributes 2%-20% of their unresolved, diffuse hard X-ray emission. However, there is great uncertainty in this conclusion because of the limited information on the CR electron spectrum at these high energies. IC emission is likewise a minority of the unresolved X-ray emission in these starbursts, from 0.1% in the Galactic center to 10% in Arp 220's nuclei, with the main uncertainty being the starbursts' magnetic field. We also model generic starbursts, including submillimeter galaxies, in the context of the FIR-X-ray relation, finding that anywhere between 0% and 16% of the total hard X-ray emission is synchrotron for different parameters, and up to 2% in the densest starbursts assuming an E {sup -2.2} injection spectrum and a diffusive escape time of 10 Myr (E/3 GeV){sup -1/2} (h/100 pc). Neutrino observations by IceCube and TeV {gamma}-ray data from HESS, VERITAS, and CTA can further constrain the synchrotron X-ray emission of starbursts. Our models do not constrain the possibility of hard, second components of primary e {sup {+-}} from sources like pulsars in starbursts, which could enhance the synchrotron X-ray emission further.

Lacki, Brian C. [Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States)] [Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States); Thompson, Todd A. [Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Hardness Tests of SiPMs for the JLab Hall D Barrel Calorimeter  

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We report on the measurement of the neutron radiation hardness of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) manufactured by Hamamatsu Corporation in Japan and SensL in Ireland. Samples from both companies were irradiated by neutrons created by a 1 GeV electron beam hitting a thin lead target at Jefferson Lab Hall A. More tests regarding the temperature dependence of the neutron radiation damage and self-annealing were performed on Hamamatsu SiPMs using a calibrated Am-Be neutron source from the Jefferson Lab Radiation Control group. As the result of irradiation both dark current and dark rate increase linearly as a function of the 1 MeV equivalent neutron fluence and a temperature dependent self-annealing effect is observed.

Yi Qiang; Carl Zorn; Fernando Barbosa; Elton Smith

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Hardness Tests of SiPMs for the JLab Hall D Barrel Calorimeter  

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We report on the measurement of the neutron radiation hardness of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) manufactured by Hamamatsu Corporation in Japan and SensL in Ireland. Samples from both companies were irradiated by neutrons created by a 1 GeV electron beam hitting a thin lead target at Jefferson Lab Hall A. More tests regarding the temperature dependence of the neutron radiation damage and self-annealing were performed on Hamamatsu SiPMs using a calibrated Am-Be neutron source from the Jefferson Lab Radiation Control group. As the results of all irradiation, both dark current and dark noise increase linearly as a function of the 1 MeV equivalent neutron fluence and a temperature dependent self-annealing effect is observed together with the radiation damage.

Qiang, Yi; Barbosa, Fernando; Smith, Elton

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Hardness Tests of SiPMs for the JLab Hall D Barrel Calorimeter  

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We report on the measurement of the neutron radiation hardness of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) manufactured by Hamamatsu Corporation in Japan and SensL in Ireland. Samples from both companies were irradiated by neutrons created by a 1 GeV electron beam hitting a thin lead target at Jefferson Lab Hall A. More tests regarding the temperature dependence of the neutron radiation damage and self-annealing were performed on Hamamatsu SiPMs using a calibrated Am–Be neutron source from the Jefferson Lab Radiation Control group. As the result of irradiation both dark current and dark rate increase linearly as a function of the 1 MeV equivalent neutron fluence and a temperature dependent self-annealing effect is observed

Yi Qiang, Carl Zorn, Fernando Barbosa, Elton Smith

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard Electron Energy Distribution in the Relativistic Shocks of GRB Afterglows  

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Particle acceleration in relativistic shocks is not a very well understood subject. Owing to that difficulty, radiation spectra from relativistic shocks, such as those in GRB afterglows, have been often modelled by making assumptions about the underlying electron distribution. One such assumption is a relatively soft distribution of the particle energy, which need not be true always, as is obvious from observations of several GRB afterglows. In this paper, we describe modifications to the afterglow standard model to accommodate energy spectra which are `hard'. We calculate the overall evolution of the synchrotron and compton flux arising from such a distribution. We also model two afterglows, GRB010222 and GRB020813, under this assumption and estimate the physical parameters.

L. Resmi; D. Bhattacharya

2008-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleon structure and hard p-p processes at high energies  

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The production of heavy flavour hadrons in $pp$ collisions at large values of their transverse momenta can be a new unique source for estimation of intrinsic heavy quark contribution to the proton. We analyze the inclusive production of the open strangeness and the semi-inclusive hard processes of the photon and vector boson production accompanied by the $c$- or $b$-jets in $pp$ collisions. We show that one should select the parton-level (sub)processes (and final-state signatures) that are the most sensitive to the intrinsic heavy quark contributions. We present some predictions for these processes made within the perturbative QCD including the intrinsic strangeness and intrinsic charm in the proton that can be verified in the NA61 experiment and at LHC.

Lykasov, G I; Demichev, M A; Stepanenko, Yu Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Measurement of the Free Energy of Aging Hard-Sphere Colloidal Glasses  

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The nature of the glass transition is one of the most important unsolved problems in condensed matter physics. The difference between glasses and liquids is believed to be caused by very large free energy barriers for particle rearrangements; however so far it has not been possible to confirm this experimentally. We provide the first quantitative determination of the free energy for an aging hard-sphere colloidal glass. The determination of the free energy allows for a number of new insights in the glass transition, notably the quantification of the strong spatial and temporal heterogeneity in the free energy. A study of the local minima of the free energy reveals that the observed variations are directly related to the rearrangements of the particles. Our main finding is that the probability of particle rearrangements shows a power law dependence on the free energy changes associated with the rearrangements, similarly to the Gutenberg-Richter law in seismology.

Rojman Zargar; Bernard Nienhuis; Peter Schall; Daniel Bonn

2013-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of government assistance for the world's hard-coal industries  

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This report investigates the existence and use of subsidies and incentives that foreign nations give their coal industries. Of particular interest are those aids that promote and facilitate the export of coal. A survey of hard coal producing countries was conducted to compile, and quantify if possible, direct and indirect financial aids given by governments for the purposes of maintaining, expanding or creating an indigenous coal industry and facilitating exports. The survey found that government measures commonly used to maintain, expand or create coal production include deficit operating grants, capital grants, preferential loan credits, labor and tax benefits, and export marketing assistance. Typical measures used to guarantee and protect domestic coal markets are long-term supply agreements, price supports, government purchases, tariffs, import licenses, and quotas. Common types of financial assistance provided by governments that do not benefit current coal production or use are research and development funds, environmental grants for restoring past mined lands, and payments to unemployed miners.

Neme, L.A.; Yancik, J.J.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal focusing for a linac-based hard x-ray source  

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In spite of having a small average beam current limit, a linac can have features that make it attractive as an x-ray source: high energy, ultralow emittance and energy spread, and flexible beamline optics. Unlike a storage ring, in which an (undulator) radiation source is necessarily short and positioned at an electron beam waist, in a linac the undulator can be long and the electron beam can be adjusted to have a (virtual) waist far downstream toward the x-ray target. Using a planned CEBAF beamline as an example, this paper shows that a factor of 2000 in beam current can be overcome to produce a monochromatic hard x-ray source comparable with, or even exceeding, the performance of an x-ray line at a third generation storage ring. Optimal electron beam focusing conditions for x-ray flux density and brilliance are derived, and are verified by simulations using the SRW code.

Liu, C.; Krafft, G.; Talman, R.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A Free Energy Landscape for Cage Breaking of Three Hard Disks  

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We investigate cage breaking in dense hard disk systems using a model of three Brownian disks confined within a circular corral. This system has a six-dimensional configuration space, but can be equivalently thought to explore a symmetric one-dimensional free energy landscape containing two energy minima separated by an energy barrier. The exact free energy landscape can be calculated as a function of system size. Results of simulations show the average time between cage breaking events follows an Arrhenius scaling when the energy barrier is large. We also discuss some of the consequences of using a one-dimensional representation to understand dynamics in a multi-dimensional space, such as diffusion acquiring spatial dependence and discontinuities in spatial derivatives of free energy.

Gary L. Hunter; Eric R. Weeks

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Free-energy functional for freezing transitions: Hard sphere systems freezing into crystalline and amorphous structures  

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A free-energy functional that contains both the symmetry conserved and symmetry broken parts of the direct pair correlation function has been used to investigate the freezing of a system of hard spheres into crystalline and amorphous structures. The freezing parameters for fluid-crystal transition have been found to be in very good agreement with the results found from simulations. We considered amorphous structures found from the molecular dynamics simulations at packing fractions $\\eta$ lower than the glass close packing fraction $\\eta_{J}$ and investigated their stability compared to that of a homogeneous fluid. The existence of free-energy minimum corresponding to a density distribution of overlapping Gaussians centered around an amorphous lattice depicts the deeply supercooled state with a heterogeneous density profile.

Swarn Lata Singh; Atul S. Bharadwaj; Yashwant Singh

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of bond orientational order in the crystallization of hard spheres  

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With computer simulations of the hard sphere model, we examine in detail the microscopic pathway connecting the metastable melt to the emergence of crystalline clusters. In particular we will show that the nucleation of the solid phase does not follow a two-step mechanism, where crystals form inside dense precursor regions. On the contrary, we will show that nucleation is driven by fluctuations of orientational order, and not by the density fluctuations. By considering the development of the pair-excess entropy inside crystalline nuclei, we confirm that orientational order precedes positional order. These results are at odd with the idea of a two-step nucleation mechanism for fluids without a metastable liquid-liquid phase separation. Our study suggests the pivotal role of bond orientational ordering in triggering crystal nucleation.

John Russo; Hajime Tanaka

2012-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Contact Angle of the Colloidal Liquid-Gas Interface and a Hard Wall  

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We consider the Asakura-Oosawa-Vrij model of hard sphere colloids and ideal polymer coils in contact with a planar hard wall at (colloidal) liquid-gas coexistence. Using extensive numerical density functional calculations, the liquid-gas, wall-liquid and wall-gas interfacial free energies are calculated. The results are inserted into Young's equation to obtain the contact angle between the liquid-gas interface and the wall. As a function of polymer fugacity this angle exhibits discontinuities of slope (``kinks'') upon crossing first-order surface phase transitions located on the gas branch of the bulk binodal. Each kink corresponds to a transition from n-1 to $n$ colloid layers adsorbed at the wall, referred to as the n'th layering transition. The corresponding adsorption spinodal points from n-1 to n layers upon reducing the polymer fugacity along the bulk binodal were found in a previous study (J. M. Brader et al. J. Phys.: Cond. Matt., 14: L1, 2002; Mol. Phys., 101: 3349, 2003). Remarkably, we find desorption spinodal points from n to n-1 layers to be absent upon increasing polymer fugacity at bulk coexistence, and many branches (containing up to 7 colloid layers) remain metastable. Results for the first layering binodal and both spinodal branches off-bulk coexistence hint at a topology of the surface phase diagram consistent with these findings. Both the order of the transition to complete wetting and whether it is preceded by a finite or an infinite number of layering transitions remain open questions. We compare the locations of the first layering binodal line and of the second layering binodal point at bulk coexistence with recent computer simulation results by Dijkstra and van Roij (Phys. Rev. Lett., 89: 208303, 2002) and discuss our results for the contact angle in the light of recent experiments.

Paul P. F. Wessels; Matthias Schmidt; Hartmut Lowen

2004-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Cavity method for force transmission in jammed disordered packings of hard particles  

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The force distribution of jammed disordered packings has always been considered a central object in the physics of granular materials. However, many of its features are poorly understood. In particular, analytic relations to other key macroscopic properties of jammed matter, such as the contact network and its coordination number, are still lacking. Here we develop a mean-field approach to this problem, based on the consideration of the contact network as a random graph where the force transmission becomes a constraint optimization problem. We can thus use the cavity method developed in the last decades within the statistical physics of spin glasses and hard computer science problems. This method allows us to compute the force distribution $\\text P(f)$ for random packings of hard particles of any shape, with or without friction. We find a new signature of jamming in the small force behavior $\\text P(f) \\sim f^{\\theta}$, whose exponent has attracted recent active interest. We find a finite value for $\\text P(f=0)$, along with $\\theta=0$ over an unprecedented six decades of force data, which agrees with experimental measurements on emulsion droplets. Furthermore, we relate the force distribution to a lower bound of the average coordination number ${\\bar z}_{\\rm c}^{\\rm min}(\\mu)$ of jammed packings of frictional spheres with coefficient $\\mu$. This bridges the gap between the two known isostatic limits ${\\bar z}_c(\\mu=0)=2D$ (in dimension $D$) and ${\\bar z}_c(\\mu \\to \\infty)=D+1$ by extending the naive Maxwell's counting argument to frictional spheres. The framework describes different types of systems, such as non-spherical objects and dimensions, providing a common mean-field scenario to investigate force transmission, contact networks and coordination numbers of jammed disordered packings.

Lin Bo; Romain Mari; Chaoming Song; Hernan A. Makse

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of WBM to Improve ROP in HTHP/Hard Rock Environments  

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Modern day oil & gas well costs are driven by drilling performance as time becomes the dominant capital expense source. The ability to lower drilling costs becomes paramount when tight economic margins and high uncertainties/risk exist. Penetration rate decreases drastically in ultra deep formations, and substantial time is spent drilling the deepest section of these wells. Therefore, significant cost savings may be obtained through an improvement in penetration rate in deep formations. This paper shows that in HTHP (High Temperature High Pressure) hard shale/sand environments that PDC (Polycrystalline Diamond Compact) bits paired with water based mud experience 88% improvement in penetration rate than those paired with oil based mud. With this improvement in drilling rate, well costs can be substantially reduced making future ultra-deep hydrocarbon accumulations economically producible. Also observed was a drastic decrease in penetration rate in PDC bits with oil base mud which led to the use of diamond impreg bits, as the water base with PDC still maintained respectable penetration rates. The conventional penetration rate controls are still applicable in this case, but there exists a fundamental difference between the rock/fluid interactions of each mud type. Bit type, operating conditions, formation characteristics, and bit hydraulics are shown to not be the dominant influencing factor of this performance trend. The water base fluids examined have higher filtrate rates than the oil base fluids. However, a consistent data set of increasing filtrate rate corresponding to increasing penetration rate cannot be derived. Therefore filtration characteristics remain as a possible and partial influencing factor behind this data. Future experimental research is needed to confirm or disprove this theory. At this time the actual cause of this behavior is unknown, however the trend has been established showing water base drilling fluids performance versus oil base in the HTHP/hard rock environment.

Kraussman, Andrew

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Witness trees in the Moser-Tardos algorithmic Lovász Local Lemma and Penrose trees in the hard core lattice gas  

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We point out a close connection between the Moser-Tardos algorithmic version of the Lov\\'asz Local Lemma, a central tool in probabilistic combinatorics, and the cluster expansion of the hard core lattice gas in statistical mechanics. We show that the notion of witness trees given by Moser and Tardos is essentially coincident with that of Penrose trees in the Cluster expansion scheme of the hard core gas. Such an identification implies that the Moser Tardos algorithm is successful in a polynomial time if the Cluster expansion converges.

Rogério Gomes Alves; Aldo Procacci

2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Next-to-next-to-next-to-leading-order soft-gluon corrections in hard-scattering processes near threshold  

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I present a unified calculation of soft-gluon corrections to hard-scattering cross sections through next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order (NNNLO). Master formulas are derived, from a threshold resummation formalism, that can be applied to total and differential cross sections for hard-scattering processes in hadron colliders. I also present numerical results for charged Higgs production at the LHC where these corrections are large, and for top quark production at the Tevatron where these corrections greatly reduce the scale dependence of the cross section.

Kidonakis, Nikolaos [Kennesaw State University, Physics 1202 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591 (United States)

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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February is Love Your Heart Month It's hard to think of the month of February without thinking about  

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February is Love Your Heart Month It's hard to think of the month of February without thinking about candy hearts and flowers. Let's take some time as January winds down and February begins to plan to do something special for our own HEARTS. Lots of exciting things are coming down the pike in February

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Digital content and data intellectual property protection based on specific RFID hard/soft-encryption/decryption technology  

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In this paper, a Digital Content and Data Intellectual Property Protection based on Specific RFID Hard/Soft-Encryption/Decryption Technology that integrates the existed multimedia/digital-content systems and RFID system is proposed. The proposed technology ... Keywords: RFID, digital label, intellectual property, multimedia, system integration

Ming-Shen Jian; Kuen Shiuh Yang; Ta Yuan Chou; Shu Hui Hsu

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gravity-Induced Aging in Glasses of Colloidal Hard Spheres Nikoleta B. Simeonova and Willem K. Kegel*  

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Gravity-Induced Aging in Glasses of Colloidal Hard Spheres Nikoleta B. Simeonova and Willem K) The influence of gravity on the long-time behavior of the mean squared displacement in glasses of polydisperse present, for the first time, a significant influence of gravity on the mean squared displacements

Weeks, Eric R.

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"For his brilliantly creative and sweepingly broad research program that addresses the hard questions in cognitive sci-  

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the hard questions in cognitive sci- ence. Drawing on insights from psychophysics and devel- opmental work part of northwestern Wisconsin, near the St. Croix River. His parents, Don and Jean Scholl, did first acquired at Carleton. He is currently the only member of the Yale faculty to have won both

Scholl, Brian

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IMAGE SEGMENTATION FOR PHASE-CONTRAST HARD X-RAY CMT OF C/C Gerard L. Vignoles  

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1 IMAGE SEGMENTATION FOR PHASE-CONTRAST HARD X-RAY CMT OF C/C COMPOSITES Gerard L. Vignoles/C composites, computerized microtomographs have been acquired with synchrotron radiation X-rays. Due ranging between 0° and 180°, were acquired each time using a Gd2O3S:Tb scintillator, a light amplification

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Prospects for Hydro in the UK: Between a ROC and a Hard Place? G.P. Harrison  

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Prospects for Hydro in the UK: Between a ROC and a Hard Place? G.P. Harrison University is on the supplier to acquire the necessary number of ROCs and periodically demonstrate their compliance at less than 7p/kWh (Garrad Hassan, 2001). Part of Mott MacDonald's work for the Renewables Advisory Board

Harrison, Gareth

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Ultra hard x rays from krypton clusters heated by intense laser fields R. C. Issac,a)  

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with gas-phase targets, x-ray sources derived from solid tar- gets have superior x-ray yields in the hard x. Hulin, P. Mono, J. Abdallah, Jr., A. Y. Faenov, I. Y. Skobelev, A. I. Magunov, and T. A. Pikuz, JETP

Strathclyde, University of

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Feedback-Based Energy Management in a Standby-Sparing Scheme for Hard Real-Time Systems  

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The interaction between fault tolerance and energy consumption is an interesting avenue in the realm of designing embedded systems. In this paper, a scheme for reducing energy consumption in conventional standby-sparing systems is introduced. In the ... Keywords: Energy management, Fault-tolerance, Hard real-time system, Feedback control

Mohammad Khavari Tavana; Mohammad Salehi; Alireza Ejlali

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of Robust, Radiation Hard AlGaN Optoelectronic Devices in Space Exploration and High Energy Density Physics  

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This slide show presents: space exploration applications; high energy density physics applications; UV LED and photodiode radiation hardness; UV LED and photodiode space qualification; UV LED AC charge management; and UV LED satellite payload instruments. A UV LED satellite will be launched 2nd half 2012.

Sun, K.

2011-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Indian Country Solar Energy Potential Estimates & DOE IE Updates  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Potential for Renewable Energy Potential for Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands October 2012 1 Introduction * The DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (OI) requested ICF International (ICF) to identify areas within Tribal Lands that have a strong potential for renewable energy generation (solar and wind) as a source of Tribal revenue within the geographic area covered by the Western Electric Coordination Council (WECC) transmission grid * ICF used a combination of geospatial modeling and power flow modeling to identify sites where: - Conditions are optimal for solar or wind generation - Access to high-voltage transmission lines is favorable - Transmission upgrade costs would be minimal 2 Geospatial Analysis Phase I: Identify Potential Sites * Obtained GIS layers (e.g., wind/solar resources, transmission

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Indian Country Solar Energy Potential Estimates & DOE IE Updates  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pathways to Sustained Energy Pathways to Sustained Energy Development in Oklahoma Oklahoma Tribal Leader Forum - August 2012 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1 Office of Indian Energy Goals and Objectives * Promote Indian tribal energy development, efficiency and use * Reduce or stabilize energy costs * Enhance and strengthen Indian tribal energy and economic infrastructure relating to natural resource development and electrification * Bring electrical power and service to Indian land and the homes of tribal members Energy Policy Act of 2005, Title V, Sec. 502 2 Office of Indian Energy Programs 3 * START (Strategic Technical Assistance Response Teams) - Providing Expert Development Technical Assistance Directly to Tribal Staff/Leaders/Projects - Targeted energy development assistance - post feasibility & pre

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ILQUA – An IE-Driven Question Answering System  

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... explode? 8. when_do_np_vp_np When did the United States enter the World War II? When did Amtrak begin operations? 9 ...

2006-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: IES Virtual Environment  

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LEED BREEAM Building regulations and statistical output for energy daylighting solar shading all included within the package. Computer Platform Windows XP Windows Vista...

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Indian Country Solar Energy Potential Estimates & DOE IE Updates  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 inter-tribal org) * Renewable Energy Commercialization - Technical Assistance Program - Solar Communities - Wind Powering America Energy Policy and Planning: Begin at the...

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IE Leadership Camp 2010 Dr Winnie Tang, JP  

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· 8th globally for e-readiness (EIU survey 2009), thus creating a promising market for e · Population · Consumption · Land Use · Pollution Declining · Resources · Diversity · Natural Areas . . . GIS Plays A Major Role Challenges for our Global SocietyChallenges for our Global Society #12;Natural

Huang, Jianwei

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Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment...  

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topics related to ESI Prospects for Nuclear Power(Davis 2012) A Framework for the Optimization of Integrated Energy Systems(Jain and Alleyne 2012) Energy System...

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BIologIcal statIon laBoratorIes  

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(kbtu/yr) Reduction Energy Demand Daylighting, Insulation, Efficient Energy Systems, etc. Area Reduction from Shared in the summer and 75 in the winter. Project budgets are intended to reflect advanced energy efficiency: · active photovoltaics and hot water heating for building projects · Passive solar heating · Daylight

Amin, S. Massoud

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BASELINE IE-NE EXPERIMENTS USING THE SPRACH ...  

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... in which a limited set of entities is introduced and then re- ferred to in various ways (eg, “Winston Scott”, later just “Scott”; “Bloomberg News Service ...

2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Characteristics for Interpreting Inverted Echo Sounder (IES) Observations  

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Changes in round-trip acoustc travel time (?) measured between a bottom moored inverted echo sounder and the sea surface can be interpreted as changes in dynamic height (D) with suitable calibration information. The ?, D, and isotherm and ...

Zachariah R. Hallock

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of an EMCCD Camera for Calibration of Hard X-Ray Telescopes  

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Recent technological innovations now make it feasible to construct hard x-ray telescopes for space-based astronomical missions. Focusing optics are capable of improving the sensitivity in the energy range above 10 keV by orders of magnitude compared to previously used instruments. The last decade has seen focusing optics developed for balloon experiments and they will soon be implemented in approved space missions such as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ASTRO-H. The full characterization of x-ray optics for astrophysical and solar imaging missions, including measurement of the point spread function (PSF) as well as scattering and reflectivity properties of substrate coatings, requires a very high spatial resolution, high sensitivity, photon counting and energy discriminating, large area detector. Novel back-thinned Electron Multiplying Charge-Coupled Devices (EMCCDs) are highly suitable detectors for ground-based calibrations. Their chip can be optically coupled to a microcolumnar CsI(Tl) scintillator via a fiberoptic taper. Not only does this device exhibit low noise and high spatial resolution inherent to CCDs, but the EMCCD is also able to handle high frame rates due to its controllable internal gain. Additionally, thick CsI(Tl) yields high detection efficiency for x-rays. This type of detector has already proven to be a unique device very suitable for calibrations in astrophysics: such a camera was used to support the characterization of the performance for all NuSTAR optics. Further optimization will enable similar cameras to be improved and used to calibrate x-ray telescopes for future space missions. In this paper, we discuss the advantages of using an EMCCD to calibrate hard x-ray optics. We will illustrate the promising features of this detector solution using examples of data obtained during the ground calibration of the NuSTAR telescopes performed at Columbia University during 2010/2011. Finally, we give an outlook on ongoing development and optimizations, such as the use of single photon counting mode to enhance spectral resolution.

Vogel, J K; Pivovaroff, M J; Nagarkar, V V; Kudrolli, H; Madsen, K K; Koglin, J E; Christensen, F E; Brejnholt, N F

2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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SUPERMODEL ANALYSIS OF THE HARD X-RAY EXCESS IN THE COMA CLUSTER  

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The Supermodel (SM) provides an accurate description of the thermal contribution by the hot intracluster plasma which is crucial for the analysis of the hard excess. In this paper, the thermal emissivity in the Coma cluster is derived starting from the intracluster gas temperature and density profiles obtained by the SM analysis of X-ray observables: the XMM-Newton temperature profile and the ROSAT brightness distribution. The SM analysis of the BeppoSAX/Phoswich Detector System (PDS) hard X-ray (HXR) spectrum confirms our previous results, namely, an excess at the confidence level (c.l.) of {approx}4.8{sigma} and a nonthermal (NT) flux of (1.30 {+-} 0.40) x 10{sup -11} erg cm{sup -2} erg cm{sup -1} in the energy range 20-80 keV. A recent joint XMM-Newton/Suzaku analysis reports an upper limit of {approx}6 x 10{sup -12} erg cm{sup -2} erg cm{sup -1} in the energy range 20-80 keV for the NT flux with an average gas temperature of 8.45 {+-} 0.06 keV and an excess of NT radiation at a c.l. above 4{sigma}, without including systematic effects, for an average XMM-Newton temperature of 8.2 keV in the Suzaku/HXD-PIN FOV, in agreement with our earlier PDS analysis. Here we present a further evidence of the compatibility between the Suzaku and BeppoSAX spectra, obtained by our SM analysis of the PDS data, when the smaller size of the HXD-PIN FOV and the two different average temperatures derived by XMM-Newton and by the joint XMM-Newton/Suzaku analysis are taken into account. The consistency of the PDS and HXD-PIN spectra reaffirms the presence of an NT component in the HXR spectrum of the Coma cluster. The SM analysis of the PDS data reports an excess at c.l. above 4{sigma} also for the higher average temperature of 8.45 keV thanks to the PDS FOV being considerably greater than the HXD-PIN FOV.

Fusco-Femiano, R. [INAF/IASF-Roma, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, I-00133 Roma (Italy); Orlandini, M. [INAF/IASF-BO, Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna (Italy); Bonamente, M. [Department of Physics, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States); Lapi, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita 'Tor Vergata', Via Ricerca Scientifica 1, I-00133 Roma (Italy)

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or hard copies of part or all of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided, so we can readily modify algorithms and parameters and immediately determine their effect. The hard. (f) Camera 7 has zoomed in on the pedestrian, (g) Camera 6, which is recruited by Camera 7, acquires

Qureshi, Faisal Z.

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Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are  

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Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use to the three parts of Figure 7, except that we do not include a hard disk since we presume that many future on technology. Application trends analysis is not a common part of the computer design process. We utilized

Paul, JoAnn M.

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AlGaN UV LED and Photodiodes Radiation Hardness and Space Qualifications and Their Applications in Space Science and High Energy Density Physics  

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This presentation provides an overview of robust, radiation hard AlGaN optoelectronic devices and their applications in space exploration & high energy density physics. Particularly, deep UV LED and deep UV photodiodes are discussed with regard to their applications, radiation hardness and space qualification. AC charge management of UV LED satellite payload instruments, which were to be launched in late 2012, is covered.

Sun, K. X.

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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J. H. Scofield and D. M. Fleetwood, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science NS-38, 1567-77 (December 1991). PHYSICAL BASIS FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTS OF MOS RADIATION HARDNESS*  

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J. H. Scofield and D. M. Fleetwood, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science NS-38, 1567-77 (December 1991). PHYSICAL BASIS FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTS OF MOS RADIATION HARDNESS* John H. Scofield Department noise and channel mobility measurements may be useful in defining nondestructive hardness assurance test

Scofield, John H.

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Phase diagram of the hard-core Bose-Hubbard model on a checkerboard superlattice  

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We obtain the complete phase diagram of the hard-core Bose-Hubbard model in the presence of a period-two superlattice in two and three dimensions. First we acquire the phase boundaries between the superfluid phase and the 'trivial' insulating phases of the model (the completely-empty and completely-filled lattices) analytically. Next, the boundary between the superfluid phase and the half-filled Mott-insulating phase is obtained numerically, using the stochastic series expansion algorithm followed by finite-size scaling. We also compare our numerical results against the predictions of several approximation schemes, including two mean-field approaches and a fourth-order strong-coupling expansion, where we show that the latter method in particular is successful in producing an accurate picture of the phase diagram. Finally, we examine the extent to which several approximation schemes, such as the random phase approximation and the strong-coupling expansion, give an accurate description of the momentum distribution of the bosons inside the insulating phases.

Hen, Itay; Rigol, Marcos [Department of Physics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 (United States); Iskin, M. [Department of Physics, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, 34450 Sariyer, Istanbul (Turkey)

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for Developing Descriptions of Hard-to-Price Products: Results of the Telecommunications Product Study  

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This report presents the results of a study to test a new method for developing descriptions of hard-to-price products. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible for collecting data to estimate price indices such as the Consumers Price Index (BLS) is responsible for collecting data to estimate price indices such as the Consumers Price Index (CPI). BLS accomplishes this task by sending field staff to places of business to price actual products. The field staff are given product checklists to help them determine whether products found today are comparable to products priced the previous month. Prices for non-comparable products are not included in the current month's price index calculations. A serious problem facing BLS is developing product checklists for dynamic product areas, new industries, and the service sector. It is difficult to keep checklists up-to-date and quite often simply to develop checklists for service industry products. Some people estimates that upwards of 50 % of US economic activity is not accounted for in the CPI

Conrad, F.; Tonn, B.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Thermodynamically-Consistent Non-Ideal Stochastic Hard-Sphere Fluid  

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A grid-free variant of the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method is proposed, named the Isotropic DSMC (I-DSMC) method, that is suitable for simulating collision-dominated dense fluid flows. The I-DSMC algorithm eliminates all grid artifacts from the traditional DSMC algorithm and is Galilean invariant and microscopically isotropic. The stochastic collision rules in I-DSMC are modified to introduce a non-ideal structure factor that gives consistent compressibility, as first proposed in [Phys. Rev. Lett. 101:075902 (2008)]. The resulting Stochastic Hard Sphere Dynamics (SHSD) fluid is empirically shown to be thermodynamically identical to a deterministic Hamiltonian system of penetrable spheres interacting with a linear core pair potential, well-described by the hypernetted chain (HNC) approximation. We develop a kinetic theory for the SHSD fluid to obtain estimates for the transport coefficients that are in excellent agreement with particle simulations over a wide range of densities and collision rates. The fluctuating hydrodynamic behavior of the SHSD fluid is verified by comparing its dynamic structure factor against theory based on the Landau-Lifshitz Navier-Stokes equations. We also study the Brownian motion of a nano-particle suspended in an SHSD fluid and find a long-time power-law tail in its velocity autocorrelation function consistent with hydrodynamic theory and molecular dynamics calculations.

Donev, A; Alder, B J; Garcia, A L

2009-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy production rates in fluid mixtures of inelastic rough hard spheres  

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The aim of this work is to explore the combined effect of polydispersity and roughness on the partial energy production rates and on the total cooling rate of a granular fluid mixture. We consider a mixture of inelastic rough hard spheres of different number densities, masses, diameters, moments of inertia, and mutual coefficients of normal and tangential restitution. Starting from the first equation of the BBGKY hierarchy, the collisional energy production rates associated with the translational and rotational temperatures ($T_i^\\text{tr}$ and $T_i^\\text{rot}$) are expressed in terms of two-body average values. Next, those average values are estimated by assuming a velocity distribution function based on maximum-entropy arguments, allowing us to express the energy production rates and the total cooling rate in terms of the partial temperatures and the parameters of the mixture. Finally, the results are applied to the homogeneous cooling state of a binary mixture and the influence of inelasticity and roughness on the temperature ratios $T_1^\\text{tr}/T_1^\\text{rot}$, $T_2^\\text{tr}/T_1^\\text{tr}$, and $T_2^\\text{rot}/T_1^\\text{rot}$ is analyzed.

Andrés Santos; Gilberto M. Kremer; Vicente Garzó

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Multipixel characterization of imaging CZT detectors for hard X-ray imaging and spectroscopy  

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We report our in-depth study of Cd-Zn-Te (CZT) crystals to determine an optimum pixel and guard band configuration for Hard X-ray imaging and spectroscopy. We tested 20x20x5mm crystals with 8x8 pixels on a 2.46mm pitch. We have studied different types of cathode / anode contacts and different pixel pad sizes. We present the measurements of leakage current as well as spectral response for each pixel. Our I-V measurement setup is custom designed to allow automated measurements of the I-V curves sequentially for all 64 pixels, whereas the radiation properties measurement setup allows for interchangeable crystals with the same XAIM3.2 ASIC readout from IDEAS. We have tested multiple crystals of each type, and each crystal in different positions to measure the variation between individual crystals and variation among the ASIC channels. We also compare the same crystals with and without a grounded guard band deposited on the crystal side walls vs. a floating guard band and compare results to simulations. This study was carried out to find the optimum CZT crystal configuration for prototype detectors for the proposed Black-Hole Finder mission, EXIST.

S. V. Vadawale; J. Hong; J. Grindlay; P. Williams; M. Zhang; E. Bellm; T. Narita; W. Craig; B. Parker; C. Stahle; Feng Yan

2004-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Lithium-7 nuclear magnetic resonance investigation of lithium insertion in hard carbon  

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Lithium battery anodes based on disordered, hard carbon were prepared by low-temperature (1,000 C) pyrolysis of cotton cloth. Samples were lithiated in an electrochemical cell. The Li insertion (potential vs. capacity) curve exhibits two different regions: a sloping one, from 1.1 to 0.1 V (vs Li/Li{sup +}) denoted as the high-voltage region (HVR), and a plateau between 0.1 and zero V, denoted as the low-voltage plateau (LVP). Lithium-7 high-resolution (magic angle spinning) nuclear magnetic resonance measurements in fully lithiated samples reveal three main features: a broad line at ca. 50 ppm, a relatively sharp line at 17 ppm, with a shoulder at about zero ppm (all shifts relative to aqueous LiCl). The 50 ppm component is attributed to Li intercalated between turbostratically disordered graphene planes and is associated with the LVP part of the potential curve. The 17 ppm signal arises from a Li site which resides in amorphous hydrogen-containing regions of the carbon and is correlated with the HVR part of the curve. The zero ppm component is attributed to the irreversible portion of the Li (up to {approximately} 20% of the total) which constitutes the solid electrolyte interphase on the surface of the carbon grains formed by electrochemical reduction of the electrolyte. These spectral assignments were verified by running other samples which were electrochemically delithiated to varying degrees.

Dai, Y.; Wang, Y.; Greenbaum, S.G. [City Univ. of New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics; Eshkenazi, V.; Peled, E. [Tel Aviv Univ., IL (United States). School of Chemistry

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward TW-Level, Hard X-Ray Pulses at LCLS  

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Coherent diffraction imaging of complex molecules such as proteins requires a large number (e.g., {approx} 10{sup 13}/pulse) of hard X-ray photons within a time scale of {approx} 10 fs or less. This corresponds to a peak power of {approx} 1 TW, much larger than that currently generated by LCLS or other proposed X-ray free electron lasers (FELs). We study the feasibility of producing such pulses using a LCLS-like, low charge electron beam, as will be possible in the LCLS-II upgrade project, employing a configuration beginning with a SASE amplifier, followed by a 'self-seeding' crystal monochromator, and finishing with a long tapered undulator. Our results suggest that TW-level output power at 8.3 keV is possible from a total undulator system length around 200 m. In addition power levels larger than 100 GW are generated at the third harmonic. We present a tapering strategy that extends the original 'resonant particle' formalism by optimizing the transport lattice to maximize optical guiding and enhance net energy extraction. We discuss the transverse and longitudinal coherence properties of the output radiation pulse and the expected output pulse energy sensitivity, both to taper errors and to power fluctuations on the monochromatized SASE seed.

Fawley, W.M.; Frisch, J.; Huang, Z.; Jiao, Y.; Nuhn, H.-D.; /SLAC; Pellegrini, C.; /SLAC /UCLA; Reiche, S.; /PSI, Villigen; Wu, J,; /SLAC

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Sudakov Double Logarithms Resummation in Hard Processes in Small-x Saturation Formalism  

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In this manuscript, we present a complete study of the Sudakov double logarithms resummation for various hard processes in eA and pA collisions in the small-x saturation formalism. We first employ a couple of slightly different formalisms to perform the one-loop analysis of the Higgs boson production process in pA collisions, and demonstrate that Sudakov-type logarithms arise as the leading correction and that they can be systematically resummed in addition to the usual small-x resummation. We further study the Sudakov double logarithms for other processes such as heavy quark pair production and back-to-back dijet production in eA and pA collisions through detailed calculation of the corresponding one-loop diagrams. As the most important contribution from the one-loop correction, the Sudakov factor should play an important role in the phenomenological study of saturation physics in the pA programs at RHIC and the LHC.

A. H. Mueller; Bo-Wen Xiao; Feng Yuan

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient pulsar dynamics in hard x-rays: Prognoz 9 and GRIF "Mir" space experiments data  

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The long-term observations of the Galactic Centre as well as the Galactic anti-Centre regions in hard X-rays (10-300 keV) were made in experiments on board Prognoz-9 satellite and "Mir" orbital station (GRIF experiment). Some transient pulsars including A0535+262, GS1722-36, 4U1145-619, A1118-615, EXO2030+37, Sct X-1, SAX J2103.5+4545, IGR 16320-4751, IGR 16465-4507 were observed. The pulsation flux components of A0535+26 and GS1722-36 X-ray emission were revealed at significant level. For other observed pulsars the upper limits of pulsation intensity were obtained. The mean pulsation profiles of A0535+26 in different energy ranges as well as the energy spectra were obtained at different stages of outburst decreasing. The pulsation intensity-period behavior does not contradict the well-known correlation between spin-up rate and X-ray flux, while the stable character of the energy spectrum power index indicates on the absence of thermal component. The energy spectrum and mean pulsation profiles were also obtained for one time interval of GS1722-36 observations. The upper limits of pulsation fluxes obtained for other observed transient pulsars at the orbital phases more than 0.14 correspond the quiescent state or final stage of the first type outburst.

M. I. Kudryavtsev; S. I. Svertilov; V. V. Bogomolov

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Metallographic and hardness examinations of TMI-2 lower pressure vessel head samples  

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Fifteen steel samples were removed from the lower pressure vessel head of the damaged TMI-2 nuclear reactor to assess the thermal threat to the head posed by 15 to 20 metric tons of molten core debris relocating there during the accident. Full sections of thirteen of the samples and partial sections of the other two samples underwent hardness and metallographic examinations at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. These examinations have shown that eleven of the fifteen samples did not exceed the ferrite-austenite transformation temperature of 727 C during the accident. The remaining four samples did show evidence of having a much more severe thermal history. The samples from core grid positions F-10 and G-8 are believed to have experienced temperatures of 1,040 to 1,060 C for about 30 minutes. Samples from positions E-8 and E-6 appear to have been subjected to 1,075 to 1,100 C for approximately 30 minutes.

Korth, G. E. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The hardness, adhesion, and wear resistance of coatings developed for cobalt-base alloys  

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One potential approach for reducing the level of nuclear plant radiation exposure that results from activated cobalt wear debris is the use of a wear resistant coating. However, large differences in stiffness between a coating/substrate can result in high interfacial stresses that produce coating de-adhesion when a coated substrate is subjected to high stress wear contact. Scratch adhesion and indentation tests have been used to identify four promising coating processes [1,2]: (1) the use of a thin Cr-nitride coating with a hard and less-stiff interlayer, (2) the use of a thick, multilayered Cr-nitride coating with graded layers, (3) use of the duplex approach, or nitriding to harden the material subsurface followed by application of a multilayered Cr-nitride coating, and (4) application of nitriding alone. The processing, characterization, and adhesion of these coating systems are discussed. The wear resistance and performance has been evaluated using laboratory pin-on-disc, 4-ball, and high stress rolling contact tests. Based on the results of these tests, the best coating candidate from the high-stress rolling contact wear test was the thin duplex coating, which consists of ion nitriding followed deposition of a thin Cr-nitride coating, while the thin Cr-nitride coating exhibited the best results in the 4-ball wear test.

Cockeram, B.V.; Wilson, W.L.

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Energy deposition in hard dihadron triggered events in heavy-ion collisions  

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The experimental observation of hadrons correlated back-to-back with a (semi-)hard trigger in heavy ion collisions has revealed a splitting of the away side correlation structure in a low to intermediate transverse momentum (P_T) regime. This is consistent with the assumption that energy deposited by the away side parton into the bulk medium produced in the collision excites a sonic shockwave (a Mach cone) which leads to away side correlation strength at large angles. A prediction following from assuming such a hydrodynamical origin of the correlation structure is that there is a sizeable elongation of the shockwave in rapidity due to the longitudinal expansion of the bulk medium. Using a single hadron trigger, this cannot be observed due to the unconstrained rapidity of the away side parton. Using a dihadron trigger, the rapidity of the away side parton can be substantially constrained and the longitudinal structure of the away side correlation becomes accessible. However, in such events several effects occur which change the correlation structure substantially: There is not only a sizeable contribution due to the fragmentation of the emerging away side parton, but also a systematic bias towards small energy deposition into the medium and hence a weak shockwave. In this paper, both effects are addressed.

Thorsten Renk

2008-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Wide Field Hard X-ray Survey Telescope: ProtoEXIST1  

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We report our progress on the development of pixellated imaging CZT detector arrays for our first-generation balloon-borne wide-field hard X-ray (20 - 600 keV) telescope, ProtoEXIST1. Our ProtoEXIST program is a pathfinder for the High Energy Telescope (HET) on the Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey telescope (EXIST), a proposed implementation of the Black Hole Finder Probe. ProtoEXIST1 consists of four independent coded-aperture telescopes with close-tiled (~0.4 mm gaps) CZT detectors that preserve their 2.5mm pixel pitch. Multiple shielding/field-of-view configurations are planned to identify optimal geometry for the HET in EXIST. The primary technical challenge in ProtoEXIST is the development of large area, close-tiled modules of imaging CZT detectors (1000 cm2 for ProtoEXIST1), with all readout and control systems for the ASIC readout vertically stacked. We describe the overall telescope configuration of ProtoEXIST1 and review the current development status of the CZT detectors, from individual detector crystal units (DCUs) to a full detector module (DM). We have built the first units of each component for the detector plane and have completed a few Rev2 DCUs (2x2 cm2), which are under a series of tests. Bare DCUs (pre-crystal bonding) show high, uniform ASIC yield (~70%) and ~30% reduction in electronics noise compared to the Rev1 equivalent. A Rev1 DCU already achieved ~1.2% FWHM at 662 keV, and preliminary analysis of the initial radiation tests on a Rev2 DCU shows ~ 4 keV FWHM at 60 keV (vs. 4.7 keV for Rev1). We therefore expect about <~1% FWHM at 662 keV with the Rev2 detectors.

J. Hong; J. E. Grindlay; N. Chammas; B. Allen; A. Copete; B. Said; M. Burke; J. Howell; T. Gauron; R. G. Baker; S. D. Barthelmy; S. Sheikh; N. Gehrels; W. R. Cook; J. A. Burnham; F. A. Harrison; J. Collins; S. Labov; A. Garson III; H. Krawczynski

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron and hard x-ray measurements during pellet deposition in TFTR  

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Measurements of neutrons and hard x rays are made with a pair of plastic scintillators during injection of deuterium pellets into deuterium TFTR plasmas. Three cases are investigated. During ohmic heating in plasmas with few runaway electrons, the neutron emission does not increase when a pellet is injected, indicating that strong acceleration of the pellet ions does not occur. In ohmic plasmas with low but detectable levels of runaway electrons, an x-ray burst is observed on a detector near the pellet injector as the pellet ablates, while a detector displaced 126/sup 0/ toroidally from the injector does not measure a synchronous burst. Reduced pellet penetration correlates with the presence of x-ray emission, suggesting that the origin of the burst is bremsstrahlung from runaway electrons that strike the solid pellet. In deuterium beam-heated discharges, an increase in the d-d neutron emission is observed when the pellet ablates. In this case, the increase is due to fusion reactions between beam ions and the high density neutral and plasma cloud produced by ablation of the pellet; this localized density perturbation equilibrates in about 700 ..mu..sec. Analysis of the data indicates that the density propagates without forming a sharp shock front with a rapid initial propagation velocity (greater than or equal to 2 x 10/sup 7/ cm/sec) that subsequently decreases to around 3 x 10/sup 6/ cm/sec. Modelling suggests that the electron heat flux into the pellet cloud is much less than the classical Spitzer value.

Heidbrink, W.W.; Milora, S.L.; Schmidt, G.L.; Schneider, W.; Ramsey, A.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mil-hdbk-817, system development radiation hardness assurance. Technical report, 23 September 1988-29 June 1993  

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The development program for a system with a radiation survivability program is very complex. Careful planning and execution of all phases of the development are necessary from the beginning. When there is a nuclear radiation requirement, Hardness Assurance (HA) must be part of the planning. While this document focuses primarily on activities related to the effects of nuclear radiation on electronic components and materials, a hardness assurance program must include all hostile environments employ balanced hardening concepts at all levels. It is the intent of this document to point out the agencies and aids available to help in constructing the most effective HA program for a given system and its mission. It is intended to provide guidance to both the system development Project Manager at the sponsoring agency and the Project Manager for the prime contractor.

Coppage, F.N.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnostics of underwater electrical wire explosion through a time- and space-resolved hard x-ray source  

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A time- and space-resolved hard x-ray source was developed as a diagnostic tool for imaging underwater exploding wires. A {approx}4 ns width pulse of hard x-rays with energies of up to 100 keV was obtained from the discharge in a vacuum diode consisting of point-shaped tungsten electrodes. To improve contrast and image quality, an external pulsed magnetic field produced by Helmholtz coils was used. High resolution x-ray images of an underwater exploding wire were obtained using a sensitive x-ray CCD detector, and were compared to optical fast framing images. Future developments and application of this diagnostic technique are discussed.

Sheftman, D.; Shafer, D.; Efimov, S.; Gruzinsky, K.; Gleizer, S.; Krasik, Ya. E. [Physics Department, Technion, Haifa 32000 (Israel)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

427

Compton polarimeters for the study of hard X-rays arising from energetic collisions of electrons and ions with matter  

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Novel position-sensitive x-ray detectors are presented that, when applied as Compton polarimeters, enable precise and efficient linear polarization studies of hard x-rays up to several 100 keV. We give an analytical formula which yields a rough estimate of the polarimeter efficiencies of such detector systems. Moreover, we briefly summarize a recent linear polarization measurement of the Lyman-{alpha}{sub 1} radiation in a H-like high-Z system, namely U91+.

Weber, G.; Braeuning, H.; Fritzsche, S.; Gumberidze, A.; Maertin, R.; Reuschl, R.; Schwemlein, M.; Spillmann, U.; Surzhykov, A.; Winters, D. F. A.; Stoehlker, Th. [Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Jena (Germany); GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI and Research Division, GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI and Research Division, GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Jena (Germany)

2012-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Bending rigidity and higher order curvature terms for the hard-sphere fluid near a curved wall  

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In this work I derive analytic expressions for the curvature dependent fluid-substrate surface tension of a hard sphere fluid on a hard curved wall. In a first step, the curvature thermodynamic properties are found as truncated power series in the activity in terms of the known second and third order cluster integral of the hard-sphere fluid near spherical and cylindrical walls. These results are then expressed as packing fraction power series and transformed to different reference regions which is equivalent to consider different positions of the dividing surface. All the obtained series expansions are rigorous results. Based on the truncated series it is shown that the bending rigidity of the system is non-null and that higher order terms in the curvature also exist. In a second step, approximate analytic expressions for the surface tension, the Tolman length, the bending rigidity and the Gaussian rigidity as functions of the packing fraction are found by considering the known terms of the series expansion complemented with a simple fitting approach. It is found that the obtained formulas accurately describe the curvature thermodynamic properties of the system, further, they are more accurate than any of the previously published expressions.

Ignacio Urrutia

2013-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Islands stretch test for measuring the interfacial fracture energy between a hard film and a soft substrate  

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We present a technique for measuring the interfacial fracture energy, {Gamma}{sub i}, between a hard thin film and a soft substrate. A periodic array of hard thin islands is fabricated on a soft substrate, which is then subjected to uniaxial tension under an optical microscope. When the applied strain reaches a critical value, delamination between the islands and the substrate starts from the edge of the islands. As the strain is increased, the interfacial cracks grow in a stable fashion. At a given applied strain, the width of the delaminated region is a unique function of the interfacial fracture energy. We have calculated the energy release rate driving the delamination as a function of delamination width, island size, island thickness, and applied strain. For a given materials system, this relationship allows determination of the interfacial fracture energy from a measurement of the delamination width. The technique is demonstrated by measuring the interfacial fracture energy of plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition SiN{sub x} islands on a polyimide substrate. We anticipate that this technique will find application in the flexible electronics industry where hard islands on soft substrates are a common architecture to protect active devices from fracture.

Sun, Jeong-Yun [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States) [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Department of Material Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Lu, Nanshu [Research Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)] [Research Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Oh, Kyu-Hwan [Department of Material Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Material Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Suo, Zhigang [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States) [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Vlassak, Joost J. [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)] [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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REVISITING THE LONG/SOFT-SHORT/HARD CLASSIFICATION OF GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE FERMI ERA  

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We perform a statistical analysis of the temporal and spectral properties of the latest Fermi gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) to revisit the classification of GRBs. We find that the bimodalities of duration and the energy ratio (E{sub peak}/Fluence) and the anti-correlation between spectral hardness (hardness ratio (HR), peak energy, and spectral index) and duration (T{sub 90}) support the long/soft-short/hard classification scheme for Fermi GRBs. The HR-T{sub 90} anti-correlation strongly depends on the spectral shape of GRBs and energy bands, and the bursts with the curved spectra in the typical BATSE energy bands show a tighter anti-correlation than those with the power-law spectra in the typical BAT energy bands. This might explain why the HR-T{sub 90} correlation is not evident for those GRB samples detected by instruments like Swift with a narrower/softer energy bandpass. We also analyze the intrinsic energy correlation for the GRBs with measured redshifts and well-defined peak energies. The current sample suggests E{sub p,rest} = 2455 Multiplication-Sign (E{sub iso}/10{sup 52}){sup 0.59} for short GRBs, significantly different from that for long GRBs. However, both the long and short GRBs comply with the same E{sub p,rest}-L{sub iso} correlation.

Zhang Fuwen; Yan Jingzhi; Wei Daming [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008 (China); Shao Lang, E-mail: fwzhang@pmo.ac.cn [Department of Physics, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050016 (China)

2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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INTEGRAL spectral variability study of the atoll 4U 1820-30: first detection of hard X-ray emission  

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We study the 4-200 keV spectral and temporal behaviour of the low mass X-ray binary 4U 1820-30 with INTEGRAL during 2003-2005. This source as been observed in both the soft (banana) and hard (island) spectral states. A high energy tail, above 50 keV, in the hard state has been observed for the first time. This places the source in the category of X-ray bursters showing high-energy emission. The tail can be modeled as a soft power law component, with the photon index of ~2.4, on top of thermal Comptonization emission from a plasma with the electron temperature of kT_e~6 keV and optical depth of \\tau~4. Alternatively, but at a lower goodness of the fit, the hard-state broad band spectrum can be accounted for by emission from a hybrid, thermal-nonthermal, plasma. During this monitoring the source spent most of the time in the soft state, usual for this source, and the >~4 keV spectra are represented by thermal Comptonization with kT_e~3 keV and \\tau~6-7.

Antonella Tarana; Angela Bazzano; Pietro Ubertini; Andrzej A. Zdziarski

2006-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Driving equitable demand : early lessons from the BetterBuildings Program to access 'hard-to-reach' communities for energy efficiency building improvements  

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Increasing the energy efficiency of low- to moderate-income and minority-occupied households could significantly reduce energy consumption in the United States. Strategies to access these 'hard to reach' households, however, ...

Crauderueff, Robert (Robert Joseph)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MacKenzie, Scott

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HARD X-RAY PULSE TIMINGS AND THE LOCATIONS OF FOOTPOINT SOURCES DURING SOLAR FLARES  

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The cause of quasi-periodic pulsations in solar flares remains the subject of debate. Recently, Nakariakov and Zimovets proposed a new model suggesting that, in two-ribbon flares, such pulsations could be explained by propagating slow waves. These waves may travel obliquely to the magnetic field, reflect in the chromosphere, and constructively interfere at a spatially separate site in the corona, leading to quasi-periodic reconnection events progressing along the flaring arcade. Such a slow wave regime would have certain observational characteristics. We search for evidence of this phenomenon during a selection of two-ribbon flares observed by the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager, Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, and Transition Region and Coronal Explorer; the flares of 2002 November 9, 2005 January 19, and 2005 August 22. We were not able to observe a clear correlation between hard X-ray footpoint separations and pulse timings during these events. Also, the motion of hard X-ray footpoints is shown to be continuous within the observational error, whereas a discontinuous motion might be anticipated in the slow wave model. Finally, we find that for a preferential slow wave propagation angle of 25 Degree-Sign -28 Degree-Sign that is expected for the fastest waves, the velocities of the hard X-ray footpoints lead to estimated pulse periods and ribbon lengths significantly larger than the measured values. Hence, for the three events studied, we conclude that the observational characteristics cannot be easily explained via the Nakariakov and Zimovets propagating slow wave model when only angles of 25 Degree-Sign -28 Degree-Sign are considered. We provide suggested flare parameters to optimize future studies of this kind.

Inglis, A. R.; Dennis, B. R. [Solar Physics Laboratory, Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of yttrium additions on the tensile properties and hardness of an iron-nickel-chromium alloy. [LMFBR  

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Results of the research work show that the addition of 0.1% yttrium does not significantly change the mechanical properties of the AL1 alloy with temperature (even though the yttrium-doped samples did show a slight increase in yield stress and hardness for tests above 700/sup 0/C); the room temperature strength of the undoped AL1 alloy increases upon annealing at temperatures above 600/sup 0/C; and the room temperature uniform and fracture strains of the undoped AL1 alloy decrease upon annealing at temperatures above 600/sup 0/C.

Shah-Khan, M.Z.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power-aware scheduling and dynamic voltage setting for tasks running on a hard real-time system  

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Abstract- This paper addresses the problem of minimizing energy consumption of a computer system performing periodic hard real-time tasks with precedence constraints. In the proposed approach, dynamic power management and voltage scaling techniques are combined to reduce the energy consumption of the CPU and devices. The optimization problem is first formulated as an integer programming problem. Next, a three-phase solution framework, which integrates power management scheduling and task voltage assignment, is proposed. Experimental results show that the proposed approach outperforms existing methods by an average of 18 % in terms of the system-wide energy savings. I.

Peng Rong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implication of a covenant to diligently develop and mine in hard mineral leases that provide for minimum rents or royalties  

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An examination of the status of the implied covenant to develop in hard mineral leases which contain minimum royalty provisions discusses the rationale for the implied development covenant, restrictions on its use, and scenarios under which mining delays occur. Later sections delineate the rules of construction and interpretative tests used in various mining jurisdictions. The author then analyzes the logic of these tests in light of the regulatory and economic climate of today's mining industry. He finds that this climate forces prudent mining companies to delay mine development in many instances. The substantial relation test considers all factors that are indicative of the original parties expectations; the demand for development rule does not.

Bender, J.C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-Situ Observation of Solid Electrolyte Interphase Formation in Ordered Mesoporous Hard Carbon by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering  

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The aim of this work was to better understand the electrochemical processes occurring during the cycling of a lithium-ion half-cell containing ordered mesoporous hard carbon using time-resolved in situ small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). Utilizing electrolytes containing mixtures of deuterated (2H) and non-deuterated (1H) carbonates, we have addressed the challenging task of monitoring the formation and evolution of the solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer. An evolution occurs in the SEI layer during discharge from a composition dominated by a higher scattering length density (SLD) lithium salt, to a lower SLD lithium salt for the ethylene carbonate/dimethyl carbonate (EC/DMC) mixture employed. By comparing half-cells containing different solvent deuteration levels, we show that it is possible to observe both SEI formation and lithium intercalation occurring concurrently at the low voltage region in which lithium intercalates into the hard carbon. These results demonstrate that SANS can be employed to monitor complicated electrochemical processes occurring in rechargeable batteries, in a manner that simultaneously provides information on the composition and microstructure of the electrode.

Bridges, Craig A [ORNL; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL; Sun, Xiao-Guang [ORNL; Zhao, Jinkui [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DISCOVERY OF AN EXTRA HARD SPECTRAL COMPONENT IN THE HIGH-ENERGY AFTERGLOW EMISSION OF GRB 130427A  

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The extended high-energy gamma-ray (>100 MeV) emission which occurs after prompt gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) is usually characterized by a single power-law spectrum, which has been explained as the afterglow synchrotron radiation. The afterglow inverse Compton emission has long been predicted to be able to produce a high-energy component as well, but previous observations have not clearly revealed such a signature, probably due to the small number of >10 GeV photons even for the brightest GRBs known so far. In this Letter, we report on the Fermi Large Area Telescope observations of the >100 MeV emission from the very bright and nearby GRB 130427A. We characterize the time-resolved spectra of the GeV emission from the GRB onset to the afterglow phase. By performing time-resolved spectral fits of GRB 130427A, we found strong evidence of an extra hard spectral component that exists in the extended high-energy emission of this GRB. We argue that this hard component may arise from the afterglow inverse Compton emission.

Tam, Pak-Hin Thomas [Institute of Astronomy and Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China); Tang Qingwen; Liu Ruoyu; Wang Xiangyu [School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Hou Shujin, E-mail: phtam@phys.nthu.edu.tw, E-mail: xywang@nju.edu.cn [Department of Astronomy and Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and Interpretation of Hard X-ray Emission fromthe Bullet Cluster (1E0657-56), the Most Distant Cluster of Galaxies Observed by the RXTE  

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Evidence for non-thermal activity in clusters of galaxies is well established from radio observations of synchrotron emission by relativistic electrons. New windows in the Extreme Ultraviolet and Hard X-ray ranges have provided for more powerful tools for the investigation of this phenomenon. Detection of hard X-rays in the 20 to 100 keV range have been reported from several clusters of galaxies, notably from Coma and others. Based on these earlier observations we identified the relatively high redshift cluster 1E0657-56 (also known as RX J0658-5557) as a good candidate for hard X-ray observations. This cluster, also known as the bullet cluster, has many other interesting and unusual features, most notably that it is undergoing a merger, clearly visible in the X-ray images. Here we present results from a successful RXTE observations of this cluster. We summarize past observations and their theoretical interpretation which guided us in the selection process. We describe the new observations and present the constraints we can set on the flux and spectrum of the hard X-rays. Finally we discuss the constraints one can set on the characteristics of accelerated electrons which produce the hard X-rays and the radio radiation.

Petrosian, Vahe; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept.; Madejski, Greg; /SLAC; Luli, Kevin; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Annealing dependence of diamond-metal Schottky barrier heights probed by hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy  

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Hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was applied to investigate the diamond-metal Schottky barrier heights for several metals and diamond surface terminations. The position of the diamond valence-band maximum was determined by theoretically calculating the diamond density of states and applying cross section corrections. The diamond-platinum Schottky barrier height was lowered by 0.2 eV after thermal annealing, indicating annealing may increase carrier injection in diamond devices leading to photoconductive gain. The platinum contacts on oxygen-terminated diamond was found to provide a higher Schottky barrier and therefore a better blocking contact than that of the silver contact in diamond-based electronic devices.

Gaowei, M.; Muller, E. M. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); Rumaiz, A. K. [National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Weiland, C.; Cockayne, E.; Woicik, J. C. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Jordan-Sweet, J. [IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (United States); Smedley, J. [Instrumentation Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation and simulation of hard x ray photoelectron diffraction to determine polarity of polycrystalline zinc oxide films with rotation domains  

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X ray photoelectron diffraction (XPD) patterns of polar zinc oxide (ZnO) surfaces were investigated experimentally using hard x rays and monochromatized Cr K{alpha} radiation and theoretically using a cluster model approach and a dynamical Bloch wave approach. We focused on photoelectrons emitted from the Zn 2p{sub 3/2} and O 1s orbitals in the analysis. The obtained XPD patterns for the (0001) and (0001) surfaces of a ZnO single crystal were distinct for a given emitter and polarity. Polarity determination of c-axis-textured polycrystalline ZnO thin films was also achieved with the concept of XPD, even though the in-plane orientation of the columnar ZnO grains was random.

Williams, Jesse R.; Adachi, Yutaka; Ohashi, Naoki [International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); NIMS Saint-Gobain Research Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, NIMS, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Pis, Igor [Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, NIMS, SPring-8, 1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Department of Surface and Plasma Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, V Holesovickach 2, Prague 8 18000 (Czech Republic); Kobata, Masaaki [Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, NIMS, SPring-8, 1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Winkelmann, Aimo [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Mikrostrukturphysik, Weinberg 2, D-06120 Halle (Saale) (Germany); Matsushita, Tomohiro [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), SPring-8, 1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Kobayashi, Keisuke [Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, NIMS, SPring-8, 1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Hiroshima University, 2-313 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-0046 (Japan)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotropic-nematic transition in hard-rod fluids: relation between continuous and restricted-orientation models  

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We explore models of hard-rod fluids with a finite number of allowed orientations, and construct their bulk phase diagrams within Onsager's second virial theory. For a one-component fluid, we show that the discretization of the orientations leads to the existence of an artificial (almost) perfectly aligned nematic phase, which coexists with the (physical) nematic phase if the number of orientations is sufficiently large, or with the isotropic phase if the number of orientations is small. Its appearance correlates with the accuracy of sampling the nematic orientation distribution within its typical opening angle. For a binary mixture this artificial phase also exists, and a much larger number of orientations is required to shift it to such high densities that it does not interfere with the physical part of the phase diagram.

Kostya Shundyak; René van Roij

2003-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A tick B-cell inhibitory protein from salivary glands of the hard tick, Hyalomma asiaticum asiaticum  

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Some studies done to date suggest that B-cell inhibitory factor occurred in tick saliva. In this study, a novel protein having B-cell inhibitory activity was purified and characterized from the salivary glands of the hard tick, Hyalomma asiaticum asiaticum. This protein was named B-cell inhibitory factor (BIF). The cDNA encoding BIF was cloned by cDNA library screening. The predicted protein from the cDNA sequence is composed of 138 amino acids including the mature BIF. No similarity was found by Blast search. The lipopolysaccharide-induced B-cell proliferation was inhibited by BIF. This is First report of the identification and characterization of B-cell inhibitory protein from tick. The current study facilitates the study of identifying the interaction among tick, Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, and host.

Yu Da [Key Laboratory of Microbiological Engineering of Agricultural Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210095 (China); Department of Life Science and Technology, Changshu Institute of Technology, Changshu 215500 (China); Liang Jiangguo [Key Laboratory of Microbiological Engineering of Agricultural Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210095 (China); Yu Haining [College of Life Sciences, School of Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050016 (China); Wu Haifeng [Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210092 (China); Xu Chunhua [Key Laboratory of Microbiological Engineering of Agricultural Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210095 (China); Liu Jingze [College of Life Sciences, School of Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050016 (China)]. E-mail: jzliu21@heinfo.net; Lai Ren [Key Laboratory of Microbiological Engineering of Agricultural Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210095 (China)]. E-mail: rlai72@njau.edu.cn

2006-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural diversity and the role of particle shape and dense fluid behavior in assemblies of hard polyhedra  

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A fundamental characteristic of matter is its ability to form ordered structures under the right thermodynamic conditions. Predicting these structures - and their properties - from the attributes of a material's building blocks is the holy grail of materials science. Here, we investigate the self-assembly of 145 hard convex polyhedra whose thermodynamic behavior arises solely from their anisotropic shape. Our results extend previous works on entropy-driven crystallization by demonstrating a remarkably high propensity for self-assembly and an unprecedented structural diversity, including some of the most complex crystalline phases yet observed in a non-atomic system. In addition to 22 Bravais and non-Bravais crystals, we report 66 plastic crystals (both Bravais and topologically close-packed), 21 liquid crystals (nematic, smectic, and columnar), and 44 glasses. We show that from simple measures of particle shape and local order in the disordered fluid, the class of ordered structure can be predicted.

Pablo F. Damasceno; Michael Engel; Sharon C. Glotzer

2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray irradiation in XTE J1817-330 and the inner radius of the truncated disc in the hard state  

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The key aspect of the very successful truncated disc model for the low/hard X-ray spectral state in black hole binaries is that the geometrically thin disc recedes back from the last stable orbit at the transition to this state. This has recently been challenged by direct observations of the low/hard state disc from CCD data. We reanalyze the Swift and RXTE campaign covering the 2006 outburst of XTE J1817-330 and show that these data actually strongly support the truncated disc model as the transition spectra unambiguously show that the disc begins to recede as the source leaves the disc dominated soft state. The disc radius inferred for the proper low/hard state is less clear-cut, but we show that the effect of irradiation from the energetically dominant hot plasma leads to an underestimate of the disc radius by a factor of 2-3 in this state. This may also produce the soft excess reported in some hard-state spectra. The inferred radius becomes still larger when the potential difference in stress at the inner boundary, increased colour temperature correction from incomplete thermalization of the irradiation, and loss of observable disc photons from Comptonization in the hot plasma are taken into account. We conclude that the inner disc radius in XTE J1817-330 in the low/hard spectral state is at least 6-8 times that seen in the disc dominated high/soft state, and that recession of the inner disc is the trigger for the soft--hard state transition, as predicted by the truncated disc models.

Marek Gierlinski; Chris Done; Kim Page

2008-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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THE ROLE OF INVERSE COMPTON SCATTERING IN SOLAR CORONAL HARD X-RAY AND {gamma}-RAY SOURCES  

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Coronal hard X-ray (HXR) and continuum {gamma}-ray sources associated with the impulsive phase of solar flares have been the subject of renewed interest in recent years. They have been interpreted in terms of thin-target, non-thermal bremsstrahlung emission. This interpretation has led to rather extreme physical requirements in some cases. For example, in one case, essentially all of the electrons in the source must be accelerated to non-thermal energies to account for the coronal HXR source. In other cases, the extremely hard photon spectra of the coronal continuum {gamma}-ray emission suggest that the low-energy cutoff of the electron energy distribution lies in the MeV energy range. Here, we consider the role of inverse Compton scattering (ICS) as an alternate emission mechanism in both the ultra- and mildly relativistic regimes. It is known that relativistic electrons are produced during powerful flares; these are capable of upscattering soft photospheric photons to HXR and {gamma}-ray energies. Previously overlooked is the fact that mildly relativistic electrons, generally produced in much greater numbers in flares of all sizes, can upscatter extreme-ultraviolet/soft X-ray photons to HXR energies. We also explore ICS on anisotropic electron distributions and show that the resulting emission can be significantly enhanced over an isotropic electron distribution for favorable viewing geometries. We briefly review results from bremsstrahlung emission and reconsider circumstances under which non-thermal bremsstrahlung or ICS would be favored. Finally, we consider a selection of coronal HXR and {gamma}-ray events and find that in some cases the ICS is a viable alternative emission mechanism.

Chen Bin [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States); Bastian, T. S. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPULSIVE PHASE CORONAL HARD X-RAY SOURCES IN AN X3.9 CLASS SOLAR FLARE  

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We present the analysis of a pair of unusually energetic coronal hard X-ray (HXR) sources detected by the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager during the impulsive phase of an X3.9 class solar flare on 2003 November 3, which simultaneously shows two intense footpoint (FP) sources. A distinct loop top (LT) coronal source is detected up to {approx}150 keV and a second (upper) coronal source up to {approx}80 keV. These photon energies, which were not fully investigated in earlier analysis of this flare, are much higher than commonly observed in coronal sources and pose grave modeling challenges. The LT source in general appears higher in altitude with increasing energy and exhibits a more limited motion compared to the expansion of the thermal loop. The high-energy LT source shows an impulsive time profile and its nonthermal power-law spectrum exhibits soft-hard-soft evolution during the impulsive phase, similar to the FP sources. The upper coronal source exhibits an opposite spatial gradient and a similar spectral slope compared to the LT source. These properties are consistent with the model of stochastic acceleration of electrons by plasma waves or turbulence. However, the LT and FP spectral index difference (varying from {approx}0 to 1) is much smaller than commonly measured and than that expected from a simple stochastic acceleration model. Additional confinement or trapping mechanisms of high-energy electrons in the corona are required. Comprehensive modeling including both kinetic effects and the macroscopic flare structure may shed light on this behavior. These results highlight the importance of imaging spectroscopic observations of the LT and FP sources up to high energies in understanding electron acceleration in solar flares. Finally, we show that the electrons producing the upper coronal HXR source may very likely be responsible for the type III radio bursts at the decimetric/metric wavelength observed during the impulsive phase of this flare.

Chen Qingrong; Petrosian, Vahe, E-mail: qrchen@gmail.com, E-mail: vahep@stanford.edu [Department of Physics and KIPAC, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States)

2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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FINAL REPORT FOR THE INITIAL SOLID PHASE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE 2011 GRAB SAMPLES AND COMPOSITE FOR THE C-109 HARD HEEL STUDY  

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On May 3, 2011, solid phase characterization subsamples were taken from six of the eight grab samples that had been collected from tank 241-C-109 in April, 2011 and delivered to the 222-S Laboratory. These subsamples were characterized in order to guide the creation of the composite for the C-109 hard heel study. Visual observation showed that there was a large variability in the physical characteristics of the eight individual grab samples. Several of the grab samples consisted of 'stone-like' cobbles (several > 25 mm in diameter) while the other grab samples were of a finer granular composition referred to as 'bulk material'. Half of the six subsamples taken for this initial SPC were of crushed cobbles and half were of the bulk material. Scanning electron microscopy was performed on all six subsamples, and X-ray diffraction was performed on all three of the 'bulk material' samples and one of the crushed cobble samples. The crushed cobbles were found to be composed primarily of gibbsite (Al[OHh]{sub 3}). Analysis by X-ray diffraction indicated gibbsite to be the only crystalline phase detected, and scanning electron microscopy showed the crushed cobbles to consist primarily of aggregates of euhedral to subhedral gibbsite crystals that were 20 to 100 {mu}m in size. The aggregates, having a moderate amount of pore space, were cemented primarily by recrystallized gibbsite making them resistant to crushing. The bulk material consisted of coarse to fine-grained pebble-sized (2 to 20 mm) particles. The X-ray diffraction analysis showed them to be a mixture of natrophosphate (Na{sub 7}[PO{sub 4}]{sub 2}F{center_dot}19[H{sub 2}O]) and gibbsite crystals in varying amounts in each of the three subsamples (i.e., some grab samples were primarily natrophosphate while others were mixed with gibbsite). The scanning electron microscopy analysis of the bulk material showed the crystals to be euhedral to anhedral (rounded) in shape. Trace phases, too minor to be detected by XRD, were observed in the SEM analysis of both the crushed cobble and bulk material. Some of the trace phases were identified as uranium-rich (sodium diuranate and/or clarkeite), sodium aluminum-rich (dawsonite and/or sodium aluminate), and a sludge-like phase with a variable chemistry rich in iron, nickel, and lead. A composite was created from the grab samples and a sample was taken from the composite, labeled S11T009482, for solid phase characterization. In general, the vast majority of the particles and aggregates analyzed in the composite were either gibbsite or natrophosphate. A very minor phase consisting of dispersed small particles was rich in uranium.

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H2 carrier gas dependence of Young's modulus and hardness of chemical vapor deposited polycrystalline 3C-SiC thin films  

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This paper presents the mechanical properties of poly (polycrystalline) 3C-SiC thin films according to 0%, 7%, and 10% carrier gas (H"2) concentrations using nano-indentation. When H"2 concentration was 10%, it has been proved that the mechanical properties, ... Keywords: AFM, Hardness, Nano-indentation, Poly 3C-SiC, Young's modulus

Gwiy-Sang Chung; Ki-Bong Han

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2884 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 41, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2005 Dynamics of the Oil-Air Interface in Hard Disk Drive  

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of a "herringbone" (HB). The HB grooves move relative to the smooth stator and act as a stalled oil pump. When2884 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 41, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2005 Dynamics of the Oil of the oil-air interface (OAI) (also called meniscus) of the fluid dynamic bearings of hard disk drives, par

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Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use Point Model: a user has repeatedly acquired the shown crosshairs using finger postures ranging from 90 than capacitive sensing. INTRODUCTION Acquiring a small target on a touch screen is error prone. We can

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or hard copies of part or all of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided relocalization 1 Introduction Augmented Reality (AR) makes the physical world a part of the user interface, only able to generate keyframes from video frames which have previously been acquired by a camera

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Pelz, Jeff

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Long-term monitoring of fleshy fruit and hard mast production and seasonal bird distribution at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina.  

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A final report of Fruit and hard mast production in five habitat types at SRS with a comparison of fruit consumption by fledgling versus adult birds at SRS and Relative importance of fruit, seeds, and insects in the diets of overwintering birds at SRS.

Greenberg, Cathryn, H.; Levey, Douglas J.

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ModelCentric Smart Grid Workshop: From Hard Dollar Justification to RealTime Control and the Analytics That Make It Possible  

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Agenda ModelCentric Smart Grid Workshop: From Hard Dollar Justification to RealTime Control managers and technical personnel involved with smart grid activities. The second day takes a deeper dive:30 p.m. Smart Grid "harddollar" value streams ­ an incremental value approach Efficiency

Ohta, Shigemi

466

Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments; Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high rotational speeds (greater than 10,000 rpm). The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill 'faster and deeper' possibly with smaller, more mobile rigs. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration (ROP) rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The significance of the 'ultra-high rotary speed drilling system' is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm - usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document provides the progress through two phases of the program entitled 'Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments: Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling' for the period starting 30 June 2003 and concluding 31 March 2009. The accomplishments of Phases 1 and 2 are summarized as follows: (1) TerraTek reviewed applicable literature and documentation and convened a project kick-off meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance (see Black and Judzis); (2) TerraTek designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments (See Black and Judzis). Improvements were made to the loading mechanism and the rotational speed monitoring instrumentation. New drill bit designs were developed to provided a more consistent product with consistent performance. A test matrix for the final core bit testing program was completed; (3) TerraTek concluded small-scale cutting performance tests; (4) Analysis of Phase 1 data indicated that there is decreased specific energy as the rotational speed increases; (5) Technology transfer, as part of Phase 1, was accomplished with technical presentations to the industry (see Judzis, Boucher, McCammon, and Black); (6) TerraTek prepared a design concept for the high speed drilling test stand, which was planned around the proposed high speed mud motor concept. Alternative drives for the test stand were explored; a high speed hydraulic motor concept was finally used; (7) The high speed system was modified to accommodate larger drill bits than originally planned; (8) Prototype mud turbine motors and the high speed test stand were used to drive the drill bits at high speed; (9) Three different rock types were used during the testing: Sierra White granite, Crab Orchard sandstone, and Colton sandstone. The drill bits used included diamond impregnated bits, a polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bit, a thermally stable PDC (TSP) bit, and a hybrid TSP and natural diamond bit; and (10) The drill bits were run at rotary speeds up to 5500 rpm and weight on bit (WOB) to 8000 lbf. During Phase 2, the ROP as measured in depth of cut per bit revolution generally increased with increased WOB. The performance was mixed with increased rotary speed, with the depth cut with the impregnated drill bit generally increasing and the TSP and hybrid TSP drill bits generally decreasing. The ROP in ft/hr generally increased with all bits with increased WOB and rotary speed. The mechanical specific energy generally improved (decreased) with increased WOB and was mixed with increased rotary speed.

TerraTek, A Schlumberger Company

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

467

A Low-Charge, Hard X-Ray FEL Driven with an X-band Injector and Accelerator  

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After the successful operation of FLASH (Free-Electron Laser in Hamburg) and LCLS (Linac Coherent Light Source), soft and hard X-ray Free Electron Lasers (FELs) are being built, designed or proposed at many accelerator laboratories. Acceleration employing lower frequency RF cavities, ranging from L-band to C-band, is usually adopted in these designs. In the first stage bunch compression, higher-frequency harmonic RF system is employed to linearize the beam's longitudinal phase space, which is nonlinearly chirped during the lower frequency RF acceleration process. In this paper, a hard X-ray FEL design using an all X-band accelerator at 11.424 GHz (from photo-cathode RF gun to linac end) is presented, without the assistance of any harmonic RF linearization. It achieves LCLS-like performance at low charge using X-band linac drivers, which is more versatile, efficient and compact than ones using S-band or C-band rf technology. It employs initially 42 microns long (RMS), low charge (10 pC) electron bunches from an X-band photoinjector. An overall bunch compression ratio of roughly 100 times is proposed in a two stage bunch compressor system. The start-to-end macro-particle 3-D simulation employing several computer codes is presented in this paper, where space charge, wakefields, incoherent and coherent synchrotron radiation (ISR and CSR) effects are included. Employing an undulator with a short period of 1.5 cm, a Genesis FEL simulation shows successful lasing at a wavelength of 0.15 nm with a pulse length of 2 fs and a power saturation length as short as 20 meters, which is equivalent to LCLS low charge mode. Its overall length of both accelerators and undulators is 180 meters (much shorter than the effective LCLS overall length of 1230 meters, including an accelerator length of 1100 meters and an undulator length of 130 meters), which makes it possible to be built in places where only limited space is available.

Sun, Yipeng; Adolphsen, Chris; Limborg-Deprey, Cecile; Raubenheimer, Tor; Wu, Juhao; /SLAC

2012-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Charge, Hard X-Ray Free Electron Laser Driven with an X-Band Injector and Accelerator  

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After the successful operation of the Free Electron Laser in Hamburg (FLASH) and the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), soft and hard x-ray free electron lasers (FELs) are being built, designed, or proposed at many accelerator laboratories. Acceleration employing lower frequency rf cavities, ranging from L-band to C-band, is usually adopted in these designs. In the first stage bunch compression, higher-frequency harmonic rf system is employed to linearize the beam's longitudinal phase space, which is nonlinearly chirped during the lower frequency rf acceleration process. In this paper, a hard x-ray FEL design using an all X-band accelerator at 11.424 GHz (from photocathode rf gun to linac end) is presented, without the assistance of any harmonic rf linearization. It achieves LCLS-like performance at low charge using X-band linac drivers, which is more versatile, efficient, and compact than ones using S-band or C-band rf technology. It employs initially 42 microns long (rms), low-charge (10 pC) electron bunches from an X-band photoinjector. An overall bunch compression ratio of roughly 100 times is proposed in a two stage bunch compressor system. The start-to-end macroparticle 3D simulation employing several computer codes is presented in this paper, where space charge, wakefields, and incoherent and coherent synchrotron radiation effects are included. Employing an undulator with a short period of 1.5 cm, a Genesis FEL simulation shows successful lasing at a wavelength of 0.15 nm with a pulse length of 2 fs and a power saturation length as short as 20 meters, which is equivalent to LCLS low-charge mode. Its overall length of both accelerators and undulators is 180 meters (much shorter than the effective LCLS overall length of 1230 meters, including an accelerator length of 1100 meters and an undulator length of 130 meters), which makes it possible to be built in places where only limited space is available.

Sun, Yipeng; Adolphsen, Chris; Limborg-Deprey, Cecile; Raubenheimer, Tor; Wu, Juhao; /SLAC

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermi acceleration at fast shock in a solar flare and impulsive loop-top hard X-ray source  

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We propose that non-thermal electrons are efficiently accelerated by first-order Fermi process at the fast shock, as a natural consequence of the new magnetohydrodynamic picture of the flaring region revealed with Yohkoh. An oblique fast shock is naturally formed below the reconnection site, and boosts the acceleration to significantly decrease the injection energy. The slow shocks attached to the reconnection X-point heat the plasma up to 10--20 MK, exceeding the injection energy. The combination of the oblique shock configuration and the pre-heating by the slow shock allows bulk electron acceleration from the thermal pool. The accelerated electrons are trapped between the two slow shocks due to the magnetic mirror downstream of the fast shock, thus explaining the impulsive loop-top hard X-ray source discovered with Yohkoh. Acceleration time scale is ~ 0.3--0.6 s, which is consistent with the time scale of impulsive bursts. When these electrons stream away from the region enclosed by the fast shock and the s...

Tsuneta, S; Tsuneta, Saku; Naito, Tsuguya

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of double aging heat treatment on the microstructure, Vickers hardness and elastic modulus of Ti-Nb alloys  

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Aging heat treatment can be a good way to optimize mechanical properties, changing the microstructure, and hence, the mechanical behavior of Ti alloys. The effects of aging heat treatments on {beta}-type Ti-30Nb alloy were investigated to evaluate the kinetics of {alpha}'' {yields} {alpha} + {beta} transformation. The results obtained from differential scanning calorimetry and high-temperature X-ray diffraction experiments indicated the complete decomposition of orthorhombic {alpha}'' phase at close to 300 deg. C, followed by {alpha} phase precipitation at 470 deg. C. The aging heat treatments also enabled us to observe a transformation sequence {alpha}'' {yields} {beta} + {omega} {yields} {beta} + {omega} + {alpha}, indicating martensite decomposition and {omega} phase precipitation at 260 deg. C after 2 h, followed by {alpha} phase nucleation after heating at 400 deg. C for 1 h. The elastic modulus and Vickers hardness of Ti-30Nb alloy were found to be very sensitive to the microstructural changes caused by heat treatment. - Highlights: {yields} DSC and XRD shed light on the {alpha}'' decomposition and nucleation of {omega} and {alpha} phases. {yields} Aging allows for {alpha}''{yields}{beta} transformation and nucleation of {omega} dispersed in the {beta} matrix. {yields} During aging, {alpha}'' interplanar distances are reduced to enable {beta} phase nucleation. {yields} Mechanical behavior is dependent on the microstructure and the phases in the alloy. {yields} It is not possible to obtain high strength and low elastic modulus by applying aging.

Lopes, E.S.N.; Cremasco, A. [University of Campinas, School of Mechanical Engineering (Brazil); Afonso, C.R.M. [Federal University of Sao Carlos, Department of Materials Engineering (Brazil); Caram, R., E-mail: rcaram@fem.unicamp.br [University of Campinas, School of Mechanical Engineering (Brazil)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Program plan for the development of advanced synthetic-diamond drill bits for hard-rock drilling  

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Eight companys have teamed with Sandia Labs to work on five projects as part of a cooperative effort to advance the state of the ar in synthetic-diamond drill bit design and manufacture. DBS (a Baroid Company), Dennis Tool Company, Hughes Christensen Company, Maurer Engineering, Megadiamond, Security Diamond Products, Slimdril International, and Smith International. Objective of each project is to develop advanced bit technology that results in new commercial products with longer bit life and higher penetration rates in hard formations. Each project explores a different approach to synthetic-diamond cutter and bit design and, consequently, uses different approaches to developing the technology. Each of these approaches builds or the respective companies` capabilities and current product interests. Sandia`s role is to assure integration of the individual projects into a coherent program and tc provide unique testing and analytical capabilities where needed. One additional company, Amoco Production Research, will provide synthetic-diamond drill bit research expertise and field testing services for each project in the program.

Glowka, D.A.; Schafer, D.M.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free energies, vacancy concentrations and density distribution anisotropies in hard--sphere crystals: A combined density functional and simulation study  

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We perform a comparative study of the free energies and the density distributions in hard sphere crystals using Monte Carlo simulations and density functional theory (employing Fundamental Measure functionals). Using a recently introduced technique (Schilling and Schmid, J. Chem. Phys 131, 231102 (2009)) we obtain crystal free energies to a high precision. The free energies from Fundamental Measure theory are in good agreement with the simulation results and demonstrate the applicability of these functionals to the treatment of other problems involving crystallization. The agreement between FMT and simulations on the level of the free energies is also reflected in the density distributions around single lattice sites. Overall, the peak widths and anisotropy signs for different lattice directions agree, however, it is found that Fundamental Measure theory gives slightly narrower peaks with more anisotropy than seen in the simulations. Among the three types of Fundamental Measure functionals studied, only the White Bear II functional (Hansen-Goos and Roth, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, 8413 (2006)) exhibits sensible results for the equilibrium vacancy concentration and a physical behavior of the chemical potential in crystals constrained by a fixed vacancy concentration.

M. Oettel; S. Goerig; A. Haertel; H. Loewen; M. Radu; T. Schilling

2010-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

473

The Role of Inverse Compton Scattering in Solar Coronal Hard X-ray and Gamma-ray Sources  

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We consider the role of inverse Compton scattering (ICS) as a means of producing coronal hard X-ray (HXR) and continuum gamma-ray sources during solar flares. Coronal HXR and continuum gamma-ray emission observed during solar flares has been interpreted in terms of thin-target bremsstrahlung emission. In one case, this interpretation leads to the conclusion that the number of energetic electrons required to account for the coronal HXR source must be large, implying that essentially all electrons in the source must be accelerated to energies >~ 16 keV. In other cases, the spectral index of the photon spectrum of gamma-ray sources approaches the theoretical limit for bremsstrahlung emission (alpha ~ 1.5 - 2). Here we investigate ICS in both the fully relativistic and mildly relativistic regimes as an alternative to non-thermal bremsstrahlung. It is known that relativistic electrons are produced during powerful flares; these are capable of up-scattering soft photospheric photons to HXR energies. Previously overl...

Chen, Bin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BAYESIAN CONFIDENCE LIMITS OF ELECTRON SPECTRA OBTAINED THROUGH REGULARIZED INVERSION OF SOLAR HARD X-RAY SPECTRA  

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Many astrophysical observations are characterized by a single, non-repeatable measurement of a source brightness or intensity, from which we are to construct estimates for the true intensity and its uncertainty. For example, the hard X-ray count spectrum from transient events such as solar flares can be observed only once, and from this single spectrum one must determine the best estimate of the underlying source spectrum I({epsilon}), and hence the form of the responsible electron spectrum F(E). Including statistical uncertainties on the measured count spectrum yields a 'confidence strip' that delineates the boundaries of electron spectra that are consistent with the observed photon spectrum. In this short article, we point out that the expectation values of the source brightness and its variance in a given photon energy bin are in general not (as has been assumed in prior works) equal to n, the number of counts observed in that energy bin. Rather, they depend both on n and on prior knowledge of the overall photon spectrum. Using Bayesian statistics, we provide an explicit procedure and formulas for determining the 'confidence strip' (Bayesian credible region) for F(E), thus providing rigorous bounds on the intensity and shape of the accelerated electron spectrum.

Emslie, A. Gordon [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101 (United States); Massone, Anna Maria, E-mail: emslieg@wku.edu, E-mail: annamaria.massone@cnr.it [CNR-SPIN, Via Dodecaneso 33, I-16146 Genova (Italy)

2012-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

475

Radiation hard vacuum switch  

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A vacuum switch with an isolated trigger probe which is not directly connected to the switching electrodes. The vacuum switch within the plasmatron is triggered by plasma expansion initiated by the trigger probe which travels through an opening to reach the vacuum switch elements. The plasma arc created is directed by the opening to the space between the anode and cathode of the vacuum switch to cause conduction.

Boettcher, Gordon E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Hard hadron spectroscopy  

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I review lattice QCD calculations that compute the masses of the flavour singlet pseudoscalar mesons. I describe the progress in computing the mass spectrum of light 0++ mesons using lattice QCD. I also compare the results for basic quantities such as fpi and mrho, from various different formalisms of lattice QCD. I discuss the physical value of r0.

Craig McNeile

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

477

Brinell Hardness Testing  

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...D 2 - d 2 ) 1/2 ] where L is the load, in kilograms; D is the diameter of the ball, in millimeters; and d is the diameter of the indentation, in millimeters....

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NP-hard  

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A Large-Area Cross-Correlation Study of High Galactic Latutude Soft and Hard X-ray Skies  

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We have made cross-correlation analyses of (2 -- 15 keV) HEAO A2 and 1 keV ROSAT PSPC All-Sky Survey maps over a selected area ($\\sim$ 4000 deg$^2$) with high galactic latitude (b>40 deg). We have calculated the correlations for the bright ROSAT sources and residual background separately with the \\HEAO A2 TOT (2 -- 10 keV) and HRD (5 -- 15 keV) maps. The amplitude of the bright \\ROSAT source -- A2 CCFs are consistent with expectations from model populations of AGNs and clusters of galaxies, which emit in both bands. However, the residual ROSAT background -- A2 CCFs amplitude at zero degree are about a factor of three larger than that expected from the model populations. Our soft-hard zero-lag and angular CCF results have been compared with the 1 keV auto-correlation function (ACF) found by Soltan et al. (1995) for the same ROSAT data. Their significant angular CCF at a scale of ACF has a hot plasma spectrum with kT\\sim 2 keV, contribution of this component is consistent with both our zero-lag CCF in excess of the population synthesis model prediction and the upper-limit to the angular CCF at \\theta \\sim 2.5 deg. On the other hand, if this component has a lower temperature or a steeper spectrum, a major modification to the population synthesis model and/or an introduction of new classes would be needed.

Takamitsu Miyaji; Guenther Hasinger; Roland Egger; Joachim Truemper; Michael J. Freyberg

1996-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward finding gravitational-wave signals from progenitors of short hard gamma-ray bursts and orphaned afterglows  

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With multiple observatories and missions being planned for detecting orphaned afterglows associated with gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) we emphasize the importance of developing data analysis strategies for searching their possible counterpart signals in the data of gravitational wave (GW) detectors in the advanced detector era. This is especially attractive since short hard gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs) may have compact binary coalescences involving neutron stars (CBCNSs) as their progenitors, which emit gravitational waves. Joint electromagnetic (EM) and GW observations of these objects will enrich our understanding of their beaming, energetics, galactic environment, and shed light on a host of other outstanding questions related to them. Here we recognize some of the astrophysical factors that determine what fraction of CBCNS sources can generate orphaned afterglows. Pipelines already exist that target the sky-position and time of occurrence of SGRBs, known from EM observations, to search for their counterparts in GW detector data. Modifying them to analyze extended periods of time in the GW data in the past of the afterglow detection, while targeting a single sky-position, can search for GWs from the common progenitor. We assess the improvement in GW detectability to be had from utilizing the sky-position information. We also propose a method for improving the detection efficiency of targeted searches of GW signals from the putative CBCNS sources of afterglows and short gamma ray bursts in the presence of errors in detector calibration or CBCNS waveform models used in the search. The improvement arises from searching in a wider patch of the sky even when the sky-position is known accurately from EM observations and utilizes the covariance of the errors in waveform parameters with those in the sky position.

Shaon Ghosh; Sukanta Bose

2013-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Band alignment of InGaZnO{sub 4}/Si interface by hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy  

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Although amorphous InGaZnO{sub 4} has intensively been studied for a semiconductor channel material of thin-film transistors in next-generation flat-panel displays, its electronic structure parameters have not been reported. In this work, the electron affinities ({chi}) and the ionization potentials (I{sub p}) of crystalline and amorphous InGaZnO{sub 4} (c-IGZO and a-IGZO) were measured using bulk-sensitive hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. First, the {chi} and I{sub p} values of c-IGZO and a-IGZO thin films were estimated by aligning the Zn 2p{sub 3/2} core level energies to a literature value for ZnO, which provided {chi} = 3.90 eV and I{sub p} = 7.58 eV for c-IGZO and 4.31 eV and 7.41 eV for a-IGZO. It was also confirmed that the escape depth of the photoelectrons excited by the photon energy of 5950.2 eV is 3.3 nm for a-IGZO and large enough for directly measuring the interface electronic structure using a-IGZO/c-Si heterojunctions. It provided the valence band offset of {approx}2.3 eV, which agrees well with the above data. The present results substantiate that the a-IGZO/c-Si interface follows well the Schottky-Mott rule.

Lee, Kyeongmi; Kamiya, Toshio [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mailbox R3-1, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan); Nomura, Kenji [Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mailbox S2-13, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan); Yanagi, Hiroshi [Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medical and Engineering Material Science and Technology, University of Yamanashi, 4-4-37 Takeda, Kofu, Yamanashi 400-8510 (Japan); Ikenaga, Eiji; Sugiyama, Takeharu [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Kobayashi, Keisuke [National Institute for Materials Science, SPring-8, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Hosono, Hideo [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mailbox R3-1, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan); Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mailbox S2-13, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Occultation Imaging Applied to BATSE -- Application to a Combined BATSE-GBM Survey of the Hard X-Ray Sky  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A combined BATSE-GBM hard X-ray catalog is presented based on Earth Occultation Imaging applied to a reanalysis of BATSE data. An imaging approach has been developed for the reanalysis of Earth Occultation analysis of BATSE data. The standard occultation analysis depends on a predetermined catalog of potential sources, so that a real source not present in the catalog may induce systematic errors when source counts associated with an uncatalogued source are incorrectly attributed to catalog sources. The goal of the imaging analysis is to find a complete set of hard X-ray sources, including sources not in the original BATSE occultation catalog. Using the imaging technique, we have identified 15 known sources and 17 unidentified sources and added them to the BATSE occultation catalog. The resulting expanded BATSE catalog of sources observed during 1991-2000 is compared to the ongoing GBM survey.

Zhang, Yuan; Case, Gary; Ling, James; Wheaton, William

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Start-to-End Simulation of an X-Band RF Driven Hard X-Ray FEL with LCLS Injector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this note, it is briefly discussed the accelerator design and start-to-end 3D macro particles simulation (using ELEGANT and GENESIS) of an X-band RF driven hard X-ray FEL with LCLS injector. A preliminary design and LiTrack 1D simulation studies were presented before in an older publication [1]. In numerical simulations this X-band RF driven hard X-ray FEL achieves/exceeds LCLS-like performance in a much shorter overall length of 350 m, compared with 1200 m in the LCLS case. One key feature of this design is that it may achieve a higher final beam current of 5 kA plus a uniform energy profile, mainly due to the employment of stronger longitudinal wake fields in the last X-band RF linac [2].

Sun, Yipeng; /SLAC

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard Extended X-ray Source in the IC 443 SNR Resolved by Chandra: A Fast Ejecta Fragment or a New Pulsar Wind Nebula?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Chandra observation of the isolated hard X-ray source XMMU J061804.3+222732, located in the region of apparent interaction of the supernova remnant IC 443 with a molecular cloud, resolved the complex structure of the source in a few bright clumps embedded in an extended emission of a ~ 30 arcsec size. The X-ray spectra of the clumps and the extended emission are dominated by a hard power-law component with a photon index of 1.2--1.4. In addition, we see some indications of an optically thin thermal plasma of a ~ 0.3 keV temperature. The observed X-ray morphology and spectra are consistent with those expected for an isolated supernova ejecta fragment interacting with a dense ambient medium. A possible alternative interpretation is a pulsar wind nebula associated with either IC 443 or another SNR, G189.6+3.3.

A. M. Bykov; F. Bocchino; G. G. Pavlov

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard Extended X-ray Source in the IC 443 SNR Resolved by Chandra: A Fast Ejecta Fragment or a New Pulsar Wind Nebula?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Chandra observation of the isolated hard X-ray source XMMU J061804.3+222732, located in the region of apparent interaction of the supernova remnant IC 443 with a molecular cloud, resolved the complex structure of the source in a few bright clumps embedded in an extended emission of a ~ 30 arcsec size. The X-ray spectra of the clumps and the extended emission are dominated by a hard power-law component with a photon index of 1.2--1.4. In addition, we see some indications of an optically thin thermal plasma of a ~ 0.3 keV temperature. The observed X-ray morphology and spectra are consistent with those expected for an isolated supernova ejecta fragment interacting with a dense ambient medium. A possible alternative interpretation is a pulsar wind nebula associated with either IC 443 or another SNR, G189.6+3.3.

Bykov, A M; Pavlov, G G

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard x-ray (>100 keV) imager to measure hot electron preheat for indirectly driven capsule implosions on the NIF  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have fielded a hard x-ray (>100 keV) imager with high aspect ratio pinholes to measure the spatially resolved bremsstrahlung emission from energetic electrons slowing in a plastic ablator shell during indirectly driven implosions at the National Ignition Facility. These electrons are generated in laser plasma interactions and are a source of preheat to the deuterium-tritium fuel. First measurements show that hot electron preheat does not limit obtaining the fuel areal densities required for ignition and burn.

Doeppner, T.; Dewald, E. L.; Divol, L.; Thomas, C. A.; Burns, S.; Celliers, P. M.; Izumi, N.; LaCaille, G.; McNaney, J. M.; Prasad, R. R.; Robey, H. F.; Glenzer, S. H.; Landen, O. L. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Kline, J. L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)</