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GAO-11-879T Federal Real Property: Overreliance on Leasing Contributed to High-Risk Designation  

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

Federal Financial Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, U.S. Senate FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY Overreliance on Leasing Contributed to High-Risk Designation Statement of David J. Wise, Director Physical Infrastructure Issues For Release on Delivery Expected at 2:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 4, 2011 GAO-11-879T United States Government Accountability Office Highlights of GAO-11-879T, a testimony before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate August 4, 2011 FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY Overreliance on Leasing Contributed to High-Risk

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High Risk Plan  

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

Risk Plan Risk Plan John Bashista Melissa Rider Jeff Davis Timeline to date * OMB memo on Improving Government Acquisition issued July 29, 2009 - Review existing contracts and acquisition practices to save 7% of baseline contract spending (3.5% in FY 2010 and 3.5% in FY 2011) - Reduce high risk contracts by 10% the share of dollars obligated in FY2010 - Final plan was due and submitted on November 2, 2009 - OMB reviewed and requested revision Dec 23, 2009 - Revision submitted April 21, 2010 M&Os are an Issue * With respect to reductions in high risk contracting strategies, the M&O contracts was also a challenge since the opportunity to further influence competition and contract type was highly constrained. The Department had already competed approximately 85 percent of its M&O

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GAO-03-119, High-Risk Series: An Update  

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

January 2003 High-Risk Series An Update GAO-03-119 This Series This report entitled High-Risk Series: An Update is part of a special GAO series, first issued in 1993 and periodically updated. In this 2003 report, GAO identifies areas at high risk due to either their greater vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement or major challenges associated with their economy, efficiency, or effectiveness. This series also includes reports on three crosscutting high-risk areas: strategic human capital management, protecting information systems supporting the federal government and the nation's critical infrastructures, and federal real property. A companion series, Performance and Accountability Series: Major Management Challenges and Program Risks, contains separate reports covering each cabinet department, most major independent agencies, and the U.S.

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High risk of permafrost thaw  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In the Arctic, temperatures are rising fast, and permafrost is thawing. Carbon released to the atmosphere from permafrost soils could accelerate climate change, but the likely magnitude of this effect is still highly uncertain. A collective estimate made by a group of permafrost experts, including myself, is that carbon could be released more quickly than models currently suggest, and at levels that are cause for serious concern. While our models of carbon emission from permafrost thaw are lacking, experts intimately familiar with these landscapes and processes have accumulated knowledge about what they expect to happen, based on both quantitative data and qualitative understanding of these systems. We (the authors of this piece) attempted to quantify this expertise through a survey developed over several years, starting in 2009. Our survey asked experts what percentage of surface permafrost they thought was likely to thaw, how much carbon would be released, and how much of that would be methane, for three time periods and under four warming scenarios that are part of the new IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.

Schuur, E.A.G.; Abbott, B.; Koven, C.D,; Riley, W.J.; Subin, Z.M.; al, et

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Techniques for Reducing High Risk Contracting Approaches  

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

Reducing High Reducing High Risk Contracting Approaches Topics for Discussion Presidential Direction March 4, 2009 * Focus on transparency * Increase competition - It is the policy of the Federal Government that executive agencies shall not engage in noncompetitive contracts except in those circumstances where their use can be fully justified and where appropriate safeguards have been put in place to protect the taxpayer. * Improve competitive environment for the life of multiple award contracts * Reduce risk of cost growth/overcharging * Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance to improve Government Acquisition , 29 July 2009 (implements President's direction) Why the Emphasis? * Reports by agency Inspectors General, the

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Measuring Property Management Risk and Loss: Step One Toward Managing Property on a Foundation of Risk, Cost, and Benefit  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This is a period of ever-tightening defense budgets and continuing pressure on the public sector to be more commercial-like, Property policies, practices, and regulations are increasingly being challenged and changed. In these times, we must be leaders in understanding and defining the value of our profession from a commercial standpoint so that we can provide the right services to our customers and explain and defend the value of those services. To do so, we must step outside current property management practices, regulations, and oversight. We must learn to think and speak in the language of those who fund us--a financial language of risk, cost, and benefit. Regardless of regulation and oversight, our bosses are demanding that we demonstrate (financially) the benefits of current practice, or else. This article is intended to be the beginning of an effort to understand and define our profession in terms of risk, cost, and benefit so that we can meet these new challenges. The first step in this effort must be defining and measuring risk, cost, and benefit. Our costs, although sometimes difficult to capture, are easy to understand: they are almost exclusively the effort, both within and without the property management organization, involved in managing property. Unfortunately, property risks and benefits are not so simple or so well understood. Generally, risks and benefits are identified and measured through physical inventory results: potential and actual shortages. This paper will explore the weaknesses in the current understanding and use of shortage information as the yardstick for property management risks and performance. It will define a new framework for understanding the purpose and value of property management. And finally, it will set a course for a new method of measuring and valuing physical inventoty shortages. This new method will yield accurate and useful measures of property management risk and benefit. Once risk and benefit are accurately understood and measured, it will be possible to evaluate, adjust, and explain property management practices and regulations from a commercial, financial perspective; it will be possible for us to be the leaders in redefining the purpose and value of the property management profession for today's environment.

Johnson, Curtis

1999-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO-05-207, HIGH-RISK SERIES: An Update  

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

Accountability Office Accountability Office GAO January 2005 HIGH-RISK SERIES An Update a GAO-05-207 January 2005 HIGH-RISK SERIES An Update Why Area Is High Risk Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-207. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact George H. Stalcup at (202) 512-9490 or stalcupg@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-207, a report to Congress on GAO's High-Risk Series GAO's audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that, in some cases, are high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Increasingly, GAO also is identifying high-risk areas to focus on the need for broad-based transformations to address major

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P4-10-04: Automated Breast Cancer Risk Assessment: Identifying High Risk Women in the Primary Care Setting.  

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...high risk patients than average risk patients (p0.04). Use of...Conclusions: Performing personalized risk assessment and use of the decision...care setting was feasible and acceptable. These results suggest risk assessment alone may be enough...

E Ozanne; Z Omer; and K Carlson

2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Health Risks The same properties that make asbestos  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, and strong. Its high tensile strength, heat and chemical resistance, flexibility, and good frictional materials: Surfacing materials- such as fireproofing, plaster Thermal system insulation- such as pipe wrap properties have made it an ideal material to meet the demands of an increasingly industrial world. Asbestos

Loudon, Catherine

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Ensemble Procedures for Finding High Risk Prison Inmates  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We make no claims that the procedures we have applied are insense optimal. However, procedures like those we used wouldEnsemble Procedures for Finding High Risk Prison Inmates ?

Richard A. Berk; Jong-Ho Baek

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lenalidomide plus Dexamethasone for High-Risk Smoldering Multiple Myeloma  

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...with lenalidomide, in patients with high-risk smoldering multiple myeloma significantly delayed the time to progression to symptomatic disease and resulted in an overall survival benefit. The orally administered treatment regimen was associated with an acceptable toxicity profile. Certain clinical features predict progression from smoldering to overt multiple myeloma. Patients with high-risk features who were treated with lenalidomide and dexamethasone were less likely to have disease progression and had a higher rate of survival than untreated patients.

Mateos M.-V.; Hernández M.-T.; Giraldo P.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High cycle fatigue properties of aluminium foams  

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Fatigue lifetime measurements have been performed on foamed Al-Mg-Si wrought alloys and Al-Si cast alloys in the high cycle range using an ultrasonic resonance testing method. The porous structure of the material is described by quantitative image analysis of optical micrographs and non destructively by X-ray computer tomography. The static mechanical properties as determined by tensile, compression and bending tests in earlier studies are used for material characterization in this paper. The evaluation of the stress main curves is specified for porous structures to obtain the stiffness and the plateau strength. The influence of the surface skin on the mechanical properties as well as an oscillation behavior during lifetime measurements was studied.

Zettl, B.E.; Stanzl-Tschegg, S.E. [Univ. of Agricultural Sciences (Austria). Inst. of Meteorology and Physics; Gradinger, R. [LKR-Centre of Competence on Light Metals, Ranshofen (Austria); Degischer, H.P. [Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria). Inst. of Material Science

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Uptake of Risk-Reducing Surgery in Unaffected Women at High Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Is Risk, Age, and Time Dependent  

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...sensitivity and specificity of the risk-score system were 76.3...HGSIL among women with a high risk-score using the community...respectively. Conclusion With an acceptable accuracy, our data suggest that the HGSIL risk predictive model can be used...

D. Gareth R. Evans; Fiona Lalloo; Linda Ashcroft; Andrew Shenton; Tara Clancy; Andrew D. Baildam; Anne Brain; Penelope Hopwood; and Anthony Howell

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using the social ecological model to understand the contextual factors associated with HIV risk in commercial sex workers at high risk for contracting HIV  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and the Perceived Risk of Contracting HIV in a Drug Usingsex workers at high risk for contracting HIV A dissertationsex workers at high risk for contracting HIV by Sandra Erika

Larios, Sandra Erika

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - addressing high-risk drinking Sample Search...  

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on high-risk drinking and alcohol-related injuries... .D. AND FAULKNER, K.K. Behavioral strategies for alcohol abuse prevention with high-risk college males. J. Alcohol... .E.,...

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Seismic, high wind, tornado, and probabilistic risk assessments of the High Flux Isotope Reactor  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Natural phenomena analyses were performed on the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Deterministic and probabilistic evaluations were made to determine the risks resulting from earthquakes, high winds, and tornadoes. Analytic methods in conjunction with field evaluations and an earthquake experience data base evaluation methods were used to provide more realistic results in a shorter amount of time. Plant modifications completed in preparation for HFIR restart and potential future enhancements are discussed. 5 figs.

Harris, S.P.; Stover, R.L.; Hashimoto, P.S.; Dizon, J.O. (EQE, Inc., San Francisco, CA (USA); Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA); EQE, Inc., San Francisco, CA (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Lipoprotein Profiling for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

With the severity of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the related mortality rate to this disease, new methods are necessary for risk assessment and treatment prior to the onset of the disease. The current paradigm in CVD risk assessment has shifted...

Larner, Craig

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Mechanical Properties as Design Parameters  

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...corrosion resistance or high proof strength...development of more efficient power plant, process...Figure 2 shows a high temperature bolt...S.O.) of a Boiler Code (I968...power plant for high temperature pipework, boiler headers, valve...

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anne Arundel County - High Performance Dwelling Property Tax Credit |  

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

Anne Arundel County - High Performance Dwelling Property Tax Credit Anne Arundel County - High Performance Dwelling Property Tax Credit Anne Arundel County - High Performance Dwelling Property Tax Credit < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Water Heating Wind Maximum Rebate LEED or NGBS Silver: $1,000 LEED or NGBS Gold: $2,000 LEED Platinum or NGBS Emerald: $3,000 Program Info Start Date 07/01/2010 State Maryland Program Type Property Tax Incentive Rebate Amount LEED or NGBS Silver: 40% of property taxes for 5 years LEED or NGBS Gold: 60% of real property taxes for 5 years LEED Platinum or NGBS Emerald: 80% of real property taxes for 5 years

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Production and Properties of Solidified High-Level  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE. LEACHING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DIS- POSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; REVIEWS; SAFETY; SALT* 5 i ft Ml O & o o 0 00 y a^ Risø-R-431 Production and Properties of Solidified High-Level Waste PRODUCTION AND PROPERTIES OF SOLIDIFIED HIGH-LEVEL WASTE Knud Broders ;n This report has been worked out

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The High Shear Rheological Properties of Dispersions  

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Extremely high shear rates are applied to pigment dispersions during various scale-up and manufactring processes in several industries. As reported in ... responsible for failures in coating processes. Several additives

V. Ribitsch; J. Pfragner

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shipping : is it a high risk low return business?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the risk and return characteristics of the shipping business. Shipping profitability and returns are evaluated and an analysis is performed to examine whether the returns are ...

Patitsas, Leon S

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Howard County - High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Credits |  

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

Howard County - High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Howard County - High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Credits Howard County - High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Credits < Back Eligibility Commercial Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Water Heating Wind Maximum Rebate High Performance Buildings: none specified High Performance R-2, R-3 Buildings: $5,000 per building or owner-occupied unit Green Buildings (w/energy conservation devices): limited to assessed property taxes on the structure Program Info Start Date 07/01/2008 State Maryland

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High-Energy, Low-Frequency Risk to the North American Bulk Power System  

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

High-Energy, Low-Frequency Risk to the North American Bulk Power High-Energy, Low-Frequency Risk to the North American Bulk Power System (June 2010) High-Energy, Low-Frequency Risk to the North American Bulk Power System (June 2010) A Jointly-Commissioned Summary Report of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy's November 2009 Workshop. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) partnered in July of 2009 on an effort to address High-Impact, Low-Frequency risks to the North American bulk power system. In August, NERC formed a steering committee made up of industry and risk experts to lead the development of an initial workshop on the subject, chaired by Scott Moore, VP Transmission System & Region Operations for American Electric Power, and Robert Stephan, Former Assistant Secretary for

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High Accuracy Predictions of the Bulk Properties of Water | Argonne  

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High Accuracy Predictions of the Bulk Properties of Water High Accuracy Predictions of the Bulk Properties of Water High Accuracy Predictions of the Bulk Properties of Water PI Name: Mark Gordon PI Email: mark@si.msg.chem.iastate.edu Institution: Iowa State University Allocation Program: ESP Allocation Hours at ALCF: 150 Million Year: 2010 to 2013 Research Domain: Chemistry Among the ab initio methods, second-order perturbation theory (MP2) predicts highly accurate structures and relative energies for water clusters. Researchers will carry out molecular dynamics simulations of water at the MP2 level. However, full MP2 calculations of even modest-sized water clusters are far too time-consuming for dynamical simulations, even on the next-generation Blue Gene. Therefore, a key element of the current approach will be the use of MP2 in conjunction with the Fragment Molecular

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Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer with High Intake of Vitamin E: The Iowa Women's Health Study  

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...Further adjustment for total energy intake and other risk factors...Further adjustment for total energy intake and other risk factors...payment of page charges. This a tide must therefore be hereby marked...implausibly high or low total daily energy intake (5000 kcal...

Roberd M. Bostick; John D. Potter; David R. McKenzie; Thomas A. Sellers; Lawrence H. Kushi; Kristi A. Steinmetz; and Aaron R. Folsom

1993-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Project of Rotating Carbon High-Power Neutron Target. Research of Graphite Properties for Production of High Intensity Neutron Source  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Project of Rotating Carbon High-Power Neutron Target. Research of Graphite Properties for Production of High Intensity Neutron Source

Gubin, K V; Bak, P A; Kot, N K; Logatchev, P V

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Merging high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to reduce exploration risk at Glass Buttes, Oregon  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE Geothermal Technologies Peer Review - 2010. The primary objective of this project is to combine a suite of high resolution geophysical and geochemical techniques to reduce exploration risk by characterizing hydrothermal alteration, fault geometries and relationships.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asymptomatic high-risk group Sample Search...  

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

search results for: asymptomatic high-risk group Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Applied Ergonomics 36 (2005) 8595 Workplace design guidelines for asymptomatic vs. Summary: was caused...

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Preventing Disability Among Working Participants in Kansas’ High-risk Insurance Pool: Implications for Health Reform  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Health conditions that prevent individuals from working full time can restrict their access to health insurance. For people living in the 35 states that offer high-risk pools, coverage is available but premiums are 125–200% ...

Hall, Jean P.; Moore, Janice M.; Welch, Greg W.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Makes Progress on GAO High-Risk List | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

operations at high risk due to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement, or in need of reform to address economic and other challenges. In its report, the GAO says it recognizes...

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Arsenic in your water?: Economists study perceptions of risks from drinking water high in arsenic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Arsenic in water?your tx H2O | pg. 27 Story by Kathy Wythe Economists study perceptions of risks from drinking water high in arsenic In several ?hot spots? across the United States people may be drinking water with high levels of naturally... occurring arsenic without understanding the associated risks, according to agricultural economists. ?Many households in arsenic ?hot spots? are in fact being exposed to harmful doses of arsenic,? said Dr. Douglass Shaw, professor of agricultural...

Wythe, Kathy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:EstimatedTimeHigh | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

EstimatedTimeHigh EstimatedTimeHigh Jump to: navigation, search Property Name EstimatedTimeHigh Property Type Quantity Description the high estimate of time required Use this type to enumerate a length of time. The default unit is the year. Acceptable units (and their conversions) are: 8766 hours,hour,h,H,Hour,Hours,HOUR,HOURS 365.25 days,day,d,Day,Days,D,DAY,DAYS 52.17857 weeks,week,w,Week,Weeks,W,WEEK,WEEKS 12 months,month,m,Month,Months,M,MONTH,MONTHS 1 years,year,y,Year,Years,Y,YEAR,YEARS Pages using the property "EstimatedTimeHigh" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 2 2-M Probe Survey + 3.422313e-4 years3 hours 0.125 days 0.0179 weeks 0.00411 months + A Acoustic Logs + 0.0881 years772.08 hours 32.17 days 4.596 weeks 1.057 months + Aerial Photography + 0.00548 years48 hours

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Property:EstimatedCostHighUSD | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

EstimatedCostHighUSD EstimatedCostHighUSD Jump to: navigation, search Property Name EstimatedCostHighUSD Property Type Quantity Description the high estimate of cost in USD Use this type to express a monetary value in US Dollars. The default unit is one US Dollar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area Acceptable units (and their conversions) are: 100 cent USD,cents USD,Cent USD,Cents USD .001 k USD,thousand USD,Thousand USD .000001 M USD,million USD,Million USD .000000001 T USD,trillion USD,Trillion USD Pages using the property "EstimatedCostHighUSD" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 2 2-M Probe Survey + 50050,000 centUSD 0.5 kUSD 5.0e-4 MUSD 5.0e-7 TUSD + A Acoustic Logs + 161,600 centUSD 0.016 kUSD 1.6e-5 MUSD 1.6e-8 TUSD + Aerial Photography + 2,360236,000 centUSD

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Wave Function Properties in a High Energy Process  

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A model example is given of how properties of the hadronic light-cone wave function are revealed in a particular high energy process. The meson wave function is derived in scalar quark QCD. We apply it to compute the form of the cross section for lossless diffractive jet-production, an upcoming possiblity at HERA.

Arjun Berera

1994-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Bonding and Electronic Properties of Ice at High Pressure  

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between the nearest oxygen atoms. All ice structures that we discussed so far are insulators. Militzer 1 Bonding and Electronic Properties of Ice at High Pressure B. Militzer Department of Earth of water ice at megabar pressure are characterized with ab initio computer simulations. The focus lies

Militzer, Burkhard

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Demolition of High-Rise Public Housing Increases Particulate Matter Air Pollution in Communities of High-Risk Asthmatics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

) air pollution, which may ad- versely affect the respiratory health of nearby residents. DemolitionDemolition of High-Rise Public Housing Increases Particulate Matter Air Pollution in Communities of High-Risk Asthmatics Samuel Dorevitch Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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Characterization of High Temperature Mechanical Properties Using Laser Ultrasound  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Mechanical properties are controlled to a large degree by defect structures such as dislocations and grain boundaries. These microstructural features involve a perturbation of the perfect crystal lattice (i.e. strain fields). Viewed in this context, high frequency strain waves (i.e. ultrasound) provide a natural choice to study microstructure mediated mechanical properties. In this presentation we use laser ultrasound to probe mechanical properties of materials. This approach utilizes lasers to excite and detect ultrasonic waves, and as a consequence has unique advantages over other methods—it is noncontacting, requires no couplant or invasive sample preparation (other than that used in metallurgical analysis), and has the demonstrated capability to probe microstructure on a micron scale. Laser techniques are highly reproducible enabling sophisticated, microstructurally informed data analysis. Since light is being used for generation and detection of the ultrasonic wave, the specimen being examined is not mechanically coupled to the transducer. As a result, laser ultrasound can be carried out remotely, an especially attractive characteristic for in situ measurements in severe environments. Several examples involving laser ultrasound to measure mechanical properties in high temperature environments will be presented. Emphasis will be place on understanding the role of grain microstructure.

David Hurley; Stephen Reese; Farhad Farzbod; Rory Kennedy

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brief Report: Assessment of Early Sensory Processing in Infants at High-Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This study assessed sensory processing differences between 24-month infants at high-risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), each with an older sibling with ASD, and low-risk infants with no family history of A...

Tamara Germani; Lonnie Zwaigenbaum…

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Political Economy of Private Management of High Impact Low Probability Risks in Finance and the Environment  

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An increasing number of sustainability problems involve the risks of transnational High Impact Low Probability (HILP) events. The Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge has ... financial shock, tr...

Tony Porter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety of Carotid Endarterectomy in a High-Risk Population: Lessons from the VA and Connecticut  

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Background The safety and efficacy of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) have been demonstrated in randomized trials, but these studies excluded patients thought to be at higher risk for poor outcomes. We sought to determine whether patients undergoing CEA in Veteran Affairs Hospitals (VA) were at higher risk and had different outcomes, compared with patients in nonfederal hospitals. Study Design Records of all CEA performed in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System between October 1997 and September 2002 were examined and compared with CEA performed in all nonfederal Connecticut hospitals (CT). Results There were 7,089 \\{CEAs\\} performed (VA, 140; CT, 6,949). VA patients had increased comorbidity scores and symptomatic presentation (39% versus 14%; p Connecticut. These results suggest not only that patients undergoing vascular surgery at the VA may form a higher-risk population compared with patients receiving care in non-VA hospitals, but that these high-risk patients can undergo CEA safely.

Jeffrey S. Weiss; Patricia Dumas; Charles Cha; Richard J. Gusberg; Alan Dardik

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoclay syntactic foam composites—High strain rate properties  

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The effect of nanoclay on the high strain rate mechanical properties of syntactic foam composites is studied. Nanoclay syntactic foam composites are fabricated with 10, 30 and 60% microballoon volume fractions, each having 0, 1, 2 and 5% volume fraction of nanoclay. High strain rate tests using split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) apparatus are performed on all types of composites. Quasi-static tests are also carried out on MTS-810 machine to compare the results with the dynamic SHPB results. It is found that inclusion of 1% nanoclay volume fraction gives the optimum enhancement in peak stress and modulus of nanoclay syntactic foam composites. In addition, specimens tested at high strain rate are shown to exhibit higher stress and modulus compared to those tested at low strain rate. Scanning electron microscopy is performed to study the fracture behavior under different loading rates.

Sameer Peter; Eyassu Woldesenbet

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase I Study of Weekly Mitoxantrone and Docetaxel before Prostatectomy in Patients with High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer  

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...factors, estimated lifetime risk of breast cancer and screening...screening had a documented lifetime risk of breast cancer of 20 or greater...value and cancer yield with an acceptable biopsy rate in a diverse group of high risk women undergoing breast MRI...

Tomasz M. Beer; Mark Garzotto; Bruce A. Lowe; William J. Ellis; Michelle A. Montalto; Paul H. Lange; and Celestia S. Higano

2004-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructing a Risk Controversy: The Case of a Proposed High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository on the Skull Valley Goshute.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? This thesis is a qualitative case study of a risk controversy generated by a proposal to construct a high-level nuclear waste repository on the… (more)

Jones, Taunya J.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Randomized Feeding Intervention in Infants at High Risk for Celiac Disease  

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...age at the diagnosis of celiac disease or at the last assessment or withdrawal from the study (when data were censored). For comparison, a log-rank test (two-sided) was used, stratified according to participating country. The hazard ratio for celiac disease in the gluten group, as compared with the placebo... In this trial involving infants at high risk for celiac disease, the introduction of gluten at 4 months of age, as compared with delayed exposure to gluten until 6 months of age, did not reduce the risk of celiac disease at 3 years of age.

Vriezinga S.L.; Auricchio R.; Bravi E.

2014-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing Risk in Costing High-energy Accelerators: from Existing Projects to the Future Linear Collider  

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High-energy accelerators are large projects funded by public money, developed over the years and constructed via major industrial contracts both in advanced technology and in more conventional domains such as civil engineering and infrastructure, for which they often constitute one-of markets. Assessing their cost, as well as the risk and uncertainty associated with this assessment is therefore an essential part of project preparation and a justified requirement by the funding agencies. Stemming from the experience with large circular colliders at CERN, LEP and LHC, as well as with the Main Injector, the Tevatron Collider Experiments and Accelerator Upgrades, and the NOvA Experiment at Fermilab, we discuss sources of cost variance and derive cost risk assessment methods applicable to the future linear collider, through its two technical approaches for ILC and CLIC. We also address disparities in cost risk assessment imposed by regional differences in regulations, procedures and practices.

Lebrun, Philippe

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic properties of hydrocarbon liquids at high pressures and temperatures  

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Understanding the organic/inorganic interface in the Earth's crust requires values of the thermodynamic properties of hydrocarbon species in crude oil, coal, and natural gas at elevated temperatures and pressures. Values of the apparent standard partial molal Gibbs free energies and enthalpies of formation and the standard partial molal entropies and heat capacities of these organic species can be computed as a function of temperature at 1 bar using the equations of state adopted by Helgeson et al (1991). The pressure dependence of the thermodynamic properties can be calculated from a modified version of the Parameters From Group Contributions (PFGC) equation of state. To improve the accuracy of these predictions, critical evaluation of high-pressure density experiments reported in the literature was used in the present study to characterize b[sub j] as a function of pressure and temperature. The revised PFGC equation of state permits accurate calculation of the standard partial molal volumes of the major hydrocarbon species in the aliphatic, aromatic, and naphthenic fractions of crude oil, as well as fatty acids, phenols, and naphthenic acids at temperatures and pressures to 500 C and 5 kbar. Combining the revised PFGC equation of state and parameters with the standard partial molal properties of these species at one bar and those of aqueous species and minerals permits calculation of the apparent standard partial molal Gibbs Free energies of reaction, and thus equilibrium constants for a wide variety of chemical equilibria among organic liquids, solids, and gases, aqueous species, and minerals at temperatures and pressures characteristic of both diagenetic and low-grade metamorphic processes in the Earth's crust.

Aagaard, P. (Univ. of Oslo (Norway). Dept. of Geology); Oelkers, E.H. (Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France). Lab. de Geochimie); Helgeson, H.C. (Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Geology and Geophysics)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wildfire and development : why stronger links to land-use planning are needed to save lives, protect property, and minimize economic risk  

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Exploding growth along the Colorado Front Range has expanded the wildland-urban interface-the area where homes and vegetation mix. This area, known as the WUI, is at high risk of wildfires. Wildfire risk is based on both ...

Mowery, Molly Anne

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High dietary methionine intake increases the risk of acute coronary events in middle-aged men  

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Background and aim Homocysteine, a methionine metabolite, is suggested to be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). To date, the effects of dietary intake of methionine, the key amino acid in homocysteine metabolism, on CVD have not been studied. Our aim was to examine the effects of dietary methionine intake on the risk of acute coronary events. Methods and results We examined the effects of dietary methionine intake, assessed with 4-d food record, on acute coronary events in a prospective cohort study consisting of 1981 coronary disease free men from eastern Finland, aged 42–60 years at baseline in 1984–89, in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD) Study. During an average follow-up time of 14.0 years, 292 subjects experienced an acute coronary event. In a Cox proportional hazards model adjusting for age, examination years, BMI, urinary nicotine metabolites and protein intake (excluding methionine) the relative risks of acute coronary event in the three highest quarters of dietary methionine intake were 1.31 (95% CI: 0.92, 1.86), 1.31 (95% CI: 0.88, 1.96) and 2.08 (95% CI: 1.31, 3.29) as compared with the lowest quarter. Further adjustments did not change the results. However, opposite association was observed with total protein intake, which tended to decrease the risk. Conclusions The main finding of this study is that long-term, moderately high dietary methionine intake may increase the risk of acute coronary events in middle-aged Finnish men free of prior CHD. More prospective research is needed to confirm the role of dietary methionine in the development of CVD, and whether its effects are independent of homocysteine.

Jyrki K. Virtanen; Sari Voutilainen; Tiina H. Rissanen; Pertti Happonen; Jaakko Mursu; Jari A. Laukkanen; Henrik Poulsen; Timo A. Lakka; Jukka T. Salonen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract 5494: The development and validation of risk predictive models for cervical low-grade and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions  

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...indicate that oophorectomy at about age 40 reduces breast cancer risk by approximately a half in high risk women. Widespread use of risk reducing oophorectomy is unlikely to be acceptable to these women. We explored the feasibility of giving goserelin...

Ming-Tsang Wu

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Vaccinating High-Risk Children with the Intranasal Live-Attenuated Influenza Vaccine: the Quebec Experience  

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Summary Given the burden of illness associated with influenza, vaccination is recommended for individuals at high risk of complications. The live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) is administered by intranasal spray, thus directly stimulating mucosal immunity. In this review, we aimed to provide evidence for its efficacy and safety in different paediatric populations. We also share the Quebec experience of LAIV use through a publicly funded vaccination program for children with chronic, high-risk conditions. Results from randomized controlled trials in healthy children and in asthmatics have demonstrated superior efficacy of LAIV over the injectable vaccine (IIV). LAIV is well tolerated: its administration is associated with runny nose and nasal congestion, but not with asthma exacerbations and is well tolerated in children with cystic fibrosis, when compared to IIV. The vaccine is well accepted by children and parents and can easily be part of vaccination clinics in paediatric tertiary care centres targeting children with chronic, high-risk conditions, not leading to immunosuppression.

Caroline Quach

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Option- Property Tax Credit for High Performance Buildings  

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Similar to Maryland's [http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/incentive2.cfm?Incentive_Code=M... Local Option Property Tax Credit for Renewable Energy], Title 9 of Maryland's property tax code...

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Highly photosensitive properties of CdS thin films doped with boron in high doping levels  

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We report the photosensitive properties of CdS thin films doped with boron at high doping levels. Boron-doped CdS thin films were successfully prepared through the chemical bath deposition (CBD) method. The photosensitive properties of the boron-doped CdS thin films were significantly affected by the molar ratio of boric acid (H3BO3) to cadmium acetate (CdAc2) (0.001, 0.1, 0.15, and 0.25) and by NH3 concentration (7 and 14 M). As the H3BO3/CdAc2 molar ratio increased, dark sheet resistance rapidly increased, and the boron-doped CdS thin film exhibited the highest room temperature photosensitivity (?1×106 at 0.15–0.25 H3BO3/CdAc2 molar ratio). The photosensitive properties of the boron-doped CdS thin films were much higher than those previously reported in boron-doped CdS systems.

Kiran Kumar Challa; Edoardo Magnone; Eui-Tae Kim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect Of False Alarm Rate On Pilot Use And Trust Of Automation Under Conditions Of Simulated High Risk  

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An experimental study was conducted to investigate the relationships between automation false alarm rate, human trust in automation, and human use of automation, specifically under conditions of simulated high risk. The ...

Cafarelli, Deborah

2010-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Postoperative Chemotherapy Followed by Conformal Concomitant Chemoradiotherapy in High-Risk Gastric Cancer  

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Purpose: To analyze the efficacy, toxicity, and pattern of relapse after adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy followed by three-dimensional irradiation and concomitant LV5FU2 chemotherapy (high-dose leucovorin and 5-fluorouracil bolus plus continuous infusion) in the treatment of completely resected high-risk gastric cancer. Methods and Materials: This was a retrospective analysis of 52 patients with high-risk gastric cancer initially treated by total/partial gastrectomy and lymphadenectomy between January 2002 and June 2007. Median age was 54 years (range, 36-75 years). Postoperative treatment consisted of 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin chemotherapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy was followed by three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy in the tumor bed and regional lymph nodes at 4500 cGy/25 fractions in association with concomitant chemotherapy. Concomitant chemotherapy consisted of a 2-h infusion of leucovorin (200 mg/m Superscript-Two ) followed by a bolus of 5-fluorouracil (400 mg/m Superscript-Two ) and then a 44-h continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil (2400-3600 mg/m Superscript-Two ) given every 14 days, for three cycles (LV5FU2 protocol). Results: Five-year overall and disease-free survival were 50% and 48%, respectively. Distant metastases and peritoneal spread were the most frequent sites of relapse (37% each). After multivariate analysis, only pathologic nodal status was significantly associated with disease-free and overall survival. Acute toxicities were essentially gastrointestinal and hematologic. One myocardial infarction and one pulmonary embolism were also reported. Eighteen patients had a radiotherapy program interruption because of acute toxicity. All patients but 2 have completed radiotherapy. Conclusion: Postoperative cisplatin-based chemotherapy followed by conformal radiotherapy in association with concurrent 5-fluorouracil seemed to be feasible and resulted in successful locoregional control.

Quero, Laurent, E-mail: laurent.quero@sls.aphp.fr [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France); Bouchbika, Zineb; Kouto, Honorine; Baruch-Hennequin, Valerie [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France); Gornet, Jean-Marc [Department of Gastroenterology, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France); Munoz, Nicolas [Department of General Surgery, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France); Cojean-Zelek, Isabelle [Department of Medical Oncology, Croix Saint-Simon Hospital, Paris (France); Houdart, Remi [Department of Digestive Surgery, Croix Saint-Simon Hospital, Paris (France); Panis, Yves [Department of Colorectal Surgery, Beaujon Hospital, Clichy (France); Valleur, Patrice [Department of Digestive Surgery, Lariboisiere Hospital, Paris (France); Aparicio, Thomas [Department of Gastroenterology, Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny (France); Maylin, Claude; Hennequin, Christophe [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France)

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rheological properties of oil-based drilling fluids at high temperature and high pressure  

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The rheological properties of two kinds of oil-based drilling fluids with typically composition were studied at ... The major factor influencing the rheological properties of oil-based drilling fluids is temperat...

Sheng-ying Zhao ???; Jie-nian Yan ???…

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Screening for Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Individuals: A Call for Endoscopic Ultrasound  

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...biomarkers of breast cancer risk. Thirty-first San Antonio...sedentary lifestyle), is a risk factor for breast cancer. Observational...CER) and exercise reduce risk, particularly of postmenopausal...tumours. IER may also be more acceptable than CER which has been difficult...

Alberto Larghi; Elizabeth C. Verna; Piera Giuseppina Lecca; and Guido Costamagna

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic properties of doped Mott insulators and high temperature superconductors  

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High-temperature superconducting cuprates, which are the quintessential example of a strongly correlated system and the most extensively studied materials after semiconductors, spurred the development in the fields of ...

Ribeiro, Tiago Castro

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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External event Probabilistic Risk Assessment for the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)  

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The High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) is a high performance isotope production and research reactor which has been in operation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) since 1965. In late 1986 the reactor was shut down as a result of discovery of unexpected neutron embrittlement of the reactor vessel. In January of 1988 a level 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) (excluding external events) was published as part of the response to the many reviews that followed the shutdown and for use by ORNL to prioritize action items intended to upgrade the safety of the reactor. A conservative estimate of the core damage frequency initiated by internal events for HFIR was 3.11 {times} 10{sup {minus}4}. In June 1989 a draft external events initiated PRA was published. The dominant contributions from external events came from seismic, wind, and fires. The overall external event contribution to core damage frequency is about 50% of the internal event initiated contribution and is dominated by seismic events.

Flanagan, G.F.; Johnson, D.H.; Buttemer, D.; Perla, H.F.; Chien, S.H. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Property Data and Models for Estimating High-Level Waste Glass Volume  

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This report describes recent efforts to develop glass property models that can be used to help estimate the volume of high-level waste (HLW) glass that will result from vitrification of Hanford tank waste. The compositions of acceptable and processable HLW glasses need to be optimized to minimize the waste-form volume and, hence, to save cost. A database of properties and associated compositions for simulated waste glasses was collected for developing property-composition models. This database, although not comprehensive, represents a large fraction of data on waste-glass compositions and properties that were available at the time of this report. Glass property-composition models were fit to subsets of the database for several key glass properties. These models apply to a significantly broader composition space than those previously publised. These models should be considered for interim use in calculating properties of Hanford waste glasses.

Vienna, John D.; Fluegel, Alexander; Kim, Dong-Sang; Hrma, Pavel R.

2009-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic properties of carbonates at high pressures from vibrational modelling  

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...Mineral. , 84 , 856-860. Frech, R., Wang, E.C., Bates, J.B. (1980...Physica B , 262 , 67-73. Guyot, F., Wang, P., Gillet, P., Ricard, Y...high-temperature volumes of olivines by synchroton X-ray diffraction. Comparison with...

Jan MATAS; Philippe GILLET; Yanick RICARD; Isabelle MARTINEZ

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Thermoelectric properties of high quality nanostructured Ge:Mn thin D. Tanoff2*  

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. The thermoelectric performance ZT of such material is as high as 0.15 making them a promising thermoelectric p the thermal properties by inducing phonon diffusion. The efficiency of thermoelectric materials is given properties of a nanostructured thermoelectric material are never those of the related bulk ones. Different

Boyer, Edmond

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Studies of heterogeneity properties of selected high-temperature superconductor surfaces  

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Nitrogen adsorption measured at 77 K was used to characterize the surface heterogeneity of high-temperature superconductor surfaces. Properties relating to adsorption and porosity ... microscopy (AFM) for a serie...

P. Staszczuk; D. Sternik; G. W. Ch?dzy?ski…

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An instrument for high-throughput measurements of fiber mechanical properties  

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In this thesis, an instrument is designed and constructed for the purpose of measuring the mechanical properties of single fibers. The instrument is intended to provide high throughput measurement of single fiber geometric ...

Kristofek, Grant William, 1980-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-field remanence properties of synthetic and natural submicrometre haematites and goethites: significance  

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High-field remanence properties of synthetic and natural submicrometre haematites and goethites September 2004 Editor: V. Courtillot Abstract Haematite and goethite are significant magnetic components both of marine and terrestrial sediments. Variable magnetic behaviour in haematite and goethite has

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High resolution properties of the marine atmospheric boundary layer  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) participated in the Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment (CEPEX) by fielding a water-vapor Raman lidar on board the Research Vessel Vickers. The lidar measured water vapor concentration from the surface to lower tropospheric altitudes in order to support the CEPEX goal of evaluating a hypothesis regarding feedback mechanisms for global circulation models. This report describes some of the features observed within the marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) and the lower troposphere. Data was collected continuously 24 hours per day over the equatorial Pacific from March 8th to March 2 1st of 1993 while in route between Guadalcanal and Christmas Island (the transect was at approximately 2{degree} south latitude). The lidar collected vertical transects of water vapor concentration up to 10 km during night operations and 4 km in the day. The vertical lidar profiles of water vapor were produced by summing the data over a period up to 600 seconds. The water-vapor Raman lidar measured the properties of the marine ABL as well as the lower and mid-troposphere. From the lidar water vapor profiles, ``images`` of water vapor concentration versus altitude and date or sea surface temperature will be produced along with other products such as latent heat fluxes. The Raman water vapor lidar data will be used to better understand the role of transport and exchange at the ocean-atmosphere interface and throughout the marine atmosphere.

Cooper, D.; Cottingame, W.; Eichinger, W.; Forman, P.; Lebeda, C.; Poling, D.; Thorton, R.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating serum anti-cyclin B1 antibodies as a biomarker for prevalent, early lung cancer in a population at high-risk for lung cancer  

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...postmenopausal women at increased risk for breast cancer in the NCIC...on bone loss in women at high risk for breast cancer, within a...postmenopausal women at increased risk of developing breast cancer...Eligible women had to have an acceptable quality BMD scan by DEXA taken...

Ann Marie Egloff; Joel Weissfeld; Stephanie R. Land; and Olivera J. Finn

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Discrete Alterations of Brain Network Structural Covariance in Individuals at Ultra-High Risk for Psychosis  

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AbstractBackground Investigation of aberrant large-scale brain networks offers novel insight into the role these networks play in diverse psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia. While there are studies reporting altered functional brain connectivity in participants at ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis, it is unclear whether these alterations extend to structural brain networks. Methods Whole-brain structural covariance patterns of 133 participants at UHR for psychosis (51 of whom subsequently developed psychosis) and 65 healthy controls (HC) were studied. Following data pre-processing (using VBM8), the mean signal in seed regions relating to specific networks (visual, auditory, motor, speech, semantic, executive, salience and default-mode) were extracted and voxel-wise analyses of covariance were conducted to compare the association between whole brain signal and each seed region for UHR and HC individuals. UHR participants who transitioned were compared to those who did not. Results Significantly reduced structural covariance was observed in the UHR sample compared to HC for the default-mode network, and increased covariance for the motor and executive control networks. When those who transitioned to psychosis were compared with those who did not, aberrant structural covariance was observed in the salience, executive-control, auditory and motor networks. Conclusions Whole-brain structural covariance analyses revealed subtle changes of connectivity of the default-mode, executive control, salience, motor and auditory networks in UHR individuals for psychosis. Although we found significant differences, these are small changes, and tend to reflect largely intact structural networks.

Kareen Heinze; Renate L.E.P. Reniers; Barnaby Nelson; Alison R. Yung; Ashleigh Lin; Ben J. Harrison; Christos Pantelis; Dennis Velakoulis; Patrick D. McGorry; Stephen J. Wood

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RLOPF (risk-limiting optimal power flow) for systems with high penetration of wind power  

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Abstract In this paper, we formulate a RLOPF (risk-limiting optimal power flow) problem for systems with high penetration of wind power to address the issue of possibly violating the security constraints in power systems due to the volatility of wind power generations. To cope with the computational complexity of the proposed RLOPF problem, we propose a computationally efficient RLOPF algorithm assisted by the off-line constructed probability distribution models for bus voltage magnitudes and transmission line real power flows. We apply the proposed RLOPF algorithm to the RLOPF problems on a 26-bus power system for two cases of significantly different re-dispatching percentage share for non-renewable power generations to compensate the volatility of wind power generations. The test results reveal that the performance of all solutions obtained by the proposed RLOPF algorithm of various step-sizes in both cases meet the required probability 0.95 on satisfying the security constraints in the presence of variable wind power generations, and the CPU time consumption are mostly within 1 s. We also test the performance of conventional OPF (optimal power flow) solution on both cases, and the resulted probability are all smaller than 0.783. These test results demonstrate the merit and the computational efficiency of the proposed RLOPF algorithm.

Shin-Yeu Lin; Ai-Chih Lin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying Men Diagnosed With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Who are at High Risk for Death From Prostate Cancer  

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Identifying Men Diagnosed With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Who are at High Risk for Death From Prostate Cancer Anthony V. D'Amico,* Ming Hui-Chen, Andrew A. Renshaw, Brenda Sussman, Kimberly A), Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, Department

Chen, Ming-Hui

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The Impact of the Samantha Academy of Creative Education (SACE) on Students Placed At-Risk at a Suburban High School in Southwest Texas  

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-risk can be developed within the context of a regular high school setting. Recommendations for further research and implications for practice were provided....

Valdez, Patrick J.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Risk Components Removed from K-25’s Tc-99 Area  

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Oak Ridge's EM program removes one of the highest risk components remaining in K-25 building with the successful crane removal of five components known as NaF traps.

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High-Oleic Ground Beef and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Men and Postmenopausal Women  

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About half of all deaths in developed countries are caused by cardiovascular disease. It is well known that cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk can be influenced by diet, but optimal dietary content of fatty acids continues to be debated. The effect...

Ghahramany, Ghazal

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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POST-IRRADIATION PROPERTIES OF CANDIDATE MATERIALS FOR HIGH POWER TARGETS  

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POST-IRRADIATION PROPERTIES OF CANDIDATE MATERIALS FOR HIGH POWER TARGETS H. Kirk, N. Simos, P Diffusivity Resistivity Thermal Expansion (CTE) Integrated Effects Shock absorption Is Carbon CTE composite that may potentially minimize thermal shock and survive high intensity pulses. Graphite

McDonald, Kirk

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Phase Structure and Properties of Poly(ethylene terephthalate)/High-Density Polyethylene Based on  

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Phase Structure and Properties of Poly(ethylene terephthalate)/High-Density Polyethylene Based.interscience.wiley.com). ABSTRACT: Blends based on recycled high density polyethylene (R-HDPE) and recycled poly(ethylene tereph- thalate) (R-PET) were made through reactive extrusion. The effects of maleated polyethylene (PE

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Two-phase chromium-niobium alloys exhibiting improved mechanical properties at high temperatures  

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The specification discloses chromium-niobium alloys which exhibit improved mechanical properties at high temperatures in the range of 1250.degree. C. and improved room temperature ductility. The alloys contain a Cr.sub.2 Nb-rich intermetallic phase and a Cr-rich phase with an overall niobium concentration in the range of from about 5 to about 18 at. %. The high temperature strength is substantially greater than that of state of the art nickel-based superalloys for enhanced high temperature service. Further improvements in the properties of the compositions are obtained by alloying with rhenium and aluminum; and additional rare-earth and other elements.

Liu, Chain T. (Oak Ridge, TN); Takeyama, Masao (Tokyo, JP)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-phase chromium-niobium alloys exhibiting improved mechanical properties at high temperatures  

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The specification discloses chromium-niobium alloys which exhibit improved mechanical properties at high temperatures in the range of 1250 C and improved room temperature ductility. The alloys contain a Cr[sub 2]Nb-rich intermetallic phase and a Cr-rich phase with an overall niobium concentration in the range of from about 5 to about 18 at. %. The high temperature strength is substantially greater than that of state of the art nickel-based superalloys for enhanced high temperature service. Further improvements in the properties of the compositions are obtained by alloying with rhenium and aluminum; and additional rare-earth and other elements. 14 figures.

Liu, C.T.; Takeyama, Masao.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Risk Assessment Programs at Federal Agencies and Commercial Industry Related to the Conduct or Regulation of High Hazard Operations  

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In the Department of Energy (DOE) Implementation Plan (IP) for Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's Recommendation 2009-1, the DOE committed to studying the use of quantitative risk assessment methodologies at government agencies and industry. This study consisted of document reviews and interviews of senior management and risk assessment staff at six organizations. Data were collected and analyzed on risk assessment applications, risk assessment tools, and controls and infrastructure supporting the correct usage of risk assessment and risk management tools. The study found that the agencies were in different degrees of maturity in the use of risk assessment to support the analysis of high hazard operations and to support decisions related to these operations. Agencies did not share a simple, 'one size fits all' approach to tools, controls, and infrastructure needs. The agencies recognized that flexibility was warranted to allow use of risk assessment tools in a manner that is commensurate with the complexity of the application. The study also found that, even with the lack of some data, agencies application of the risk analysis structured approach could provide useful insights such as potential system vulnerabilities. This study, in combination with a companion study of risk assessment programs in the DOE Offices involved in high hazard operations, is being used to determine the nature and type of controls and infrastructure needed to support risk assessments at the DOE.

Bari, R.; Rosenbloom, S.; O'Brien, J.

2011-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Obesity, High Energy Intake, Lack of Physical Activity, and the Risk of Kidney Cancer  

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...activity, alcohol consumption, diet (69-item...Assessment of obesity and energy intake Participants...North Carolina). Energy intake and total...status, alcohol consumption, smoking, BMI...of cancer in the world: comparative risk...height, body mass, energy intake, and physical...

Sai Yi Pan; Marie DesMeules; Howard Morrison; and Shi Wu Wen

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spiritual Faith and Genetic Testing Decisions among High-Risk Breast Cancer Probands  

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...women ages 50 to 79. Using the decision theory concept of ambiguity as an analytic...ambiguous risk information. Theory Decision 1991;31:159-73. Perceived...women ages 50 to 79. Using the decision theory concept of "ambiguity" as an...

Marc D. Schwartz; Chanita Hughes; Joan Roth; David Main; Beth N. Peshkin; Claudine Isaacs; Carol Kavanagh; and Caryn Lerman

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic properties changes of MnAs thin films irradiated with highly charged ions  

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transition from hexagonal ( phase) to orthorhombic ( phase, MnP type) is accompanied by a ferromagnetic transition that leads to the - phase coexistence over a large range of temperatures (10­45 C [9Magnetic properties changes of MnAs thin films irradiated with highly charged ions M. Trassinellia

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Prevalence of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin High-risk Variants in Mexican Mestizo Population and Their Association With Lung Function Values  

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AbstractIntroduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by restricted airflow. The best-documented genetic factor is alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT). AAT is encoded by the SERPINA1 gene. The PiZ (rs28929474) and PiS (rs17580) variants are believed to cause severe AAT deficiency and are linked to a high risk of developing COPD. This study sought to identify whether genetic polymorphisms rs28929474 and rs17580 are associated with COPD susceptibility and lung function values in a Mexican mestizo population. Methods In this study, 558 smokers were included, of whom 279 had COPD and 279 did not (smokers without COPD – SWC). The PiS and PiZ variants were genotyped by allelic discrimination. Independent populations and lung function values were compared using the Kruskal–Wallis test. A bivariate logistic regression analysis was also conducted. Results Stage I and IV COPD patients showed significant differences in the frequencies of both heterozygous genotypes compared to SWC. For PiS, individuals with the heterozygous genotype AT demonstrated a decreased FEV1/FVC ratio compared to subjects with the homozygous genotype AA (P=.037). A significant association was found between the FEV1/FVC ratio and genotype AA for PiS (OR = 0.982, ? coefficient = ?0.019, 95% CI = 0.966–0.997). Conclusions COPD-causing AAT deficiency risk alleles exist at a very low frequency among Mexican mestizo population. Although they are not directly linked in our study population with disease susceptibility, these risk alleles are associated with poorer lung function measurements. It is important to characterize how often these genetic risk variants occur in other Latin American populations.

Gloria Pérez-Rubio; Luis Octavio Jiménez-Valverde; Alejandra Ramírez-Venegas; Ángel Camarena; Raúl H. Sansores; Fernando Flores-Trujillo; Juan M. Reséndiz-Hernández; Ramcés Falfán-Valencia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The benefits of ezetimibe in combination with a statin in patients at high risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) are achieved at an acceptable cost,  

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The benefits of ezetimibe in combination with a statin in patients at high risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) are achieved at an acceptable cost, according to a cost-utility analysis ... statutory sick funds, i...

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High pressure studies on nanometer sized clusters: Structural, optical, and cooperative properties  

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High-pressure Se EXAFS is used to study pressure-induced structural transformations in CdSe nanocrystals. The transformation is wurtzite to rock salt, at a pressure much higher than in bulk. High-pressure XRD is used to confirm the EXAFS results. Diffraction peak widths indicate that nanocrystals do not fragment upon transformation. Optical absorption correlates with structural transformations and is used to measure transition pressures; transformation pressure increases smoothly as nanocrystal size decreases. Thermodynamics of transformation is modeled using an elevated surface energy in the high-pressure phase. High-pressure study of Si nanocrystals show large increases in transformation pressure in crystallites to 500{angstrom} diameter, and an overall change in crystallite shape upon transformation is seen from XRD line widths. C{sub 60} single crystals were studied using Raman scattering; results provide information about the clusters` rotational state. Optical properties of high-pressure phase CdSe clusters were studied.

Tolbert, S.H.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering properties of miniature cement - fly ash compacts prepared by high pressure compaction  

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ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF MINIATURE CEMENT - FLY ASH COMPACTS PREPARED BY HIGH PRESSURE COMPACTION E NGIRPR OT SFMMAFU AEU C-ALEYY HDOBPvvIi va vGI ge(iD(vI oannItI au NId(R E)L xrP1IeRPvT 9(evP(n uDnuPnnBIrv au vGI eI0DPeIBIrvR uae vGI i...IteII au LEHNFA -M Ho2FYoF EDtDRv 3456 L(7ae HDO7I8v? oP1Pn FrtPrIIePrt ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF MINIATURE CEMENT - FLY ASH COMPACTS PREPARED BY HIGH PRESSURE COMPACTION E NGIRPR OT SFMMAFU AEU C-ALEYY E99ea1Ii (R va RvTnI (ri 8arvIrv OT? LP...

Bormann, Jeffrey Ray

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Consistency of quantitative multiplexed - methylation specific PCR (QM-MSP) performed on breast epithelial cells acquired by random periareolar fine needle aspiration (RPFNA) of women at high risk for development of breast cancer.  

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...women with persistent high-risk HPV infection and low-grade...Polyphenon E was shown to be acceptable, safe and well tolerated...defined as negative for high risk HPV and normal histopathology...clearance of persistent high risk HPV and related CIN 1. Further...

Bruce Kimler; Mary Jo Fackler; Trina Metheny; Teresa Phillips; Saraswati Sukumar; and Carol Fabian

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drinking Water Arsenic in Northern Chile: High Cancer Risks 40 Years after Exposure Cessation  

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...research-article Research Articles Drinking Water Arsenic in Northern Chile: High Cancer...worldwide are exposed to arsenic-contaminated water. In the largest city in northern Chile...people were exposed to high arsenic drinking water concentrations from 1958 until 1970 when...

Craig M. Steinmaus; Catterina Ferreccio; Johanna Acevedo Romo; Yan Yuan; Sandra Cortes; Guillermo Marshall; Lee E. Moore; John R. Balmes; Jane Liaw; Todd Golden; Allan H. Smith

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Cloud Properties from Three Years of MODIS Terra and Aqua Collection-4 Data over the Tropics  

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High Cloud Properties from Three Years of MODIS Terra and Aqua Collection-4 Data over the Tropics) ABSTRACT This study surveys the optical and microphysical properties of high (ice) clouds over the Tropics on the gridded level-3 cloud products derived from the measurements acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging

Baum, Bryan A.

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Risk-informing decisions about high-level nuclear waste repositories  

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Performance assessments (PAs) are important sources of information for societal decisions in high-level radioactive waste (HLW) management, particularly in evaluating safety cases for proposed HLW repository development. ...

Ghosh, Suchandra Tina, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrons from high?energy x?ray medical accelerators: An estimate of risk to the radiotherapy patient  

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The problem of neutrons produced by many of the high?energy x?ray therapy machines (10 MV and above) is reviewed and the possible risk their presence poses to radiotherapy patients is estimated. A review of the regulatory background containing a summary of the recommendations of the U. S. Council of State Governments (USCSG) and of the International Electro?Technical Commission (IEC) as well as an indication that recommendations will be forthcoming from the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) and the International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP) is presented. The neutrons in question are produced by high?energy photons(x rays) incident on the various materials of the target flattening filter collimators and other essential components of the equipment. The neutron yield (per treatmentdose) increases rapidly as the megavoltage is increased from 10 to 20 MV but remains approximately constant above this. Measurements and calculations of the quantity quality and spatial distribution of these neutrons and their concomitant dose are summarized. Values of the neutrondose are presented as entrance dose midline dose (10?cm depth) and integral dose both within and outside of the treatment volume. These values are much less than the unavoidable photondoses which are largely responsible for treatment side effects. For typical equipment the average neutron integral dose from accelerator?produced neutrons is about 4–7 g?cGy (per treatment cGy) depending on the treatment plan. This translates into an average dose of neutrons [averaged over the body of a typical 70?kg (154 1b) patient] of 0.06–0.10 cGy for a treatment of 1000 cGy. Using these neutrondoses and the best available neutron risk coefficients it is estimated that 50×10? 6 fatal malignancies per year due to the neutrons may follow a typical treatment course of 5000 rads of 25?MV x rays. This is only about 1/60th of the average incidence of malignancies for the general population. Thus the cancer risk to the radiotherapy patient from accelerator?produced neutrons poses an additional risk to the patient that is negligible in comparison.

Ravinder Nath; Edward R. Epp; John S. Laughlin; William P. Swanson; Victor P. Bond

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrate risks and prevention solutions for a high pressure gas field offshore in South China Sea  

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YC13-4 gas field is located in the west of the South China Sea, where the seawater depth is around 90 m, and the average surface temperature is 26.2°C, while the minimum temperature at seabed is 18.9°C. Subsea wellheads are designed for gas production. In this paper, the risks of hydrate formation during drilling, well testing and gas production are analysed under different operation conditions. The results show that most hydrate problems will occur during shutdown and restart operations, and the degree of hydrate occurrence is slight to medium, which poses difficult tasks for choosing safe, reliable and economic methods to mitigate the hydrate problems. Various solutions for hydrate control in different processes are considered, including filling the wellbore with drilling/completion fluids or seawater for pressure control during shutdowns, and injection of methanol into wellbore and subsea pipeline during production. A simple and economic method using down-hole chokes to reduce gas pressure before it enters the hydrate stability zone is introduced, and the placement depth of the down-hole choke is determined. [Received: September 5, 2012; Accepted: March 6, 2013

Liang Zhang; Anyuan Huang; Wei Wang; Shaoran Ren; Shukai Jin; Dake Fang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property  

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7 7 AUDIT REPORT PERSONAL PROPERTY AT THE OAK RIDGE OPERATIONS OFFICE AND THE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF AUDIT SERVICES APRIL 1998 Page 10 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Washington, DC 20585 April 6, 1998 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, OAK RIDGE OPERATIONS OFFICE AND THE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION FROM: Terry L. Brendlinger Eastern Regional Audit Office Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Personal Property at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information" BACKGROUND The Oak Ridge Operations Office (Operations Office) and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information

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Obesity, High Energy Intake, Lack of Physical Activity, and the Risk of Kidney Cancer  

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...modification of energy intake and physical...The respective ethics review boards of...classification of energy costs of human physical...factors affecting the development of renal cell cancer...family in cancer development and progression...Obesity, high energy intake, lack of...

Sai Yi Pan; Marie DesMeules; Howard Morrison; and Shi Wu Wen

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obesity, High Energy Intake, Lack of Physical Activity, and the Risk of Kidney Cancer  

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...Article Research Articles Obesity, High Energy Intake, Lack of Physical Activity, and...controls to assess the effect of obesity, energy intake, and recreational physical activity...by age, whereas the effect of excess energy intake was stronger among older people...

Sai Yi Pan; Marie DesMeules; Howard Morrison; Shi Wu Wen

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of high and low intensity contact between secondary and primary care to detect people at ultra-high risk for psychosis: study protocol for a theory-based, cluster randomized controlled trial  

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Abstract Background The early detection and referral to specialized services of young people at ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis may reduce the duration of untreated psychosis and, therefore, improve prognosis. General practitioners (GPs...

Perez, Jesus; Russo, Debra A; Stochl, Jan; Byford, Sarah; Zimbron, Jorge; Graffy, Jonathan P; Painter, Michelle; Croudace, Tim J; Jones, Peter B

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Hearing risk associated with the usage of personal listening devices among urban high school students in Malaysia  

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Objectives To investigate listening habits and hearing risks associated with the use of personal listening devices among urban high school students in Malaysia. Study design Cross-sectional, descriptive study. Methods In total, 177 personal listening device users (13–16 years old) were interviewed to elicit their listening habits (e.g. listening duration, volume setting) and symptoms of hearing loss. Their listening levels were also determined by asking them to set their usual listening volume on an Apple iPod TM playing a pre-selected song. The iPod's sound output was measured with an artificial ear connected to a sound level meter. Subjects also underwent pure tone audiometry to ascertain their hearing thresholds at standard frequencies (0.5–8 kHz) and extended high frequencies (9–16 kHz). Results The mean measured listening level and listening duration for all subjects were 72.2 dBA and 1.2 h/day, respectively. Their self-reported listening levels were highly correlated with the measured levels (P listened at higher volumes also tend to listen for longer durations (P = 0.012). Male subjects listened at a significantly higher volume than female subjects (P = 0.008). When sound exposure levels were compared with the recommended occupational noise exposure limit, 4.5% of subjects were found to be listening at levels which require mandatory hearing protection in the occupational setting. Hearing loss (?25 dB hearing level at one or more standard test frequencies) was detected in 7.3% of subjects. Subjects' sound exposure levels from the devices were positively correlated with their hearing thresholds at two of the extended high frequencies (11.2 and 14 kHz), which could indicate an early stage of noise-induced hearing loss. Conclusions Although the average high school student listened at safe levels, a small percentage of listeners were exposed to harmful sound levels. Preventive measures are needed to avoid permanent hearing damage in high-risk listeners.

A.H. Sulaiman; K. Seluakumaran; R. Husain

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground-state properties and high-pressure behavior of plutonium dioxide: Density functional theory calculations  

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Plutonium dioxide is of high technological importance in nuclear fuel cycle and is particularly crucial in long-term storage of Pu-based radioactive waste. Using first-principles density-functional theory, in this paper we systematically study the structural, electronic, mechanical, thermodynamic properties, and pressure-induced structural transition of PuO2. To properly describe the strong correlation in Pu?5f electrons, the local-density approximation (LDA)+U and the generalized gradient approximation+U theoretical formalisms have been employed. We optimize U parameter in calculating the total energy, lattice parameters, and bulk modulus at nonmagnetic, ferromagnetic, and antiferromagnetic configurations for both ground-state fluorite structure and high-pressure cotunnite structure. Best agreement with experiments is obtained by tuning the effective Hubbard parameter U at around 4 eV within LDA+U approach. After carefully testing the validity of the ground-state calculation, we further investigate the bonding nature, elastic constants, various moduli, Debye temperature, hardness, ideal tensile strength, and phonon dispersion for fluorite PuO2. Some thermodynamic properties, e.g., Gibbs free energy, volume thermal expansion, and specific heat are also calculated. As for cotunnite phase, besides elastic constants, various moduli, and Debye temperature at 0 GPa, we have further presented our calculated electronic, structural, and magnetic properties for PuO2 under pressure up to 280 GPa. A metallic transition at around 133 GPa and an isostructural transition in pressure range of 75–133 GPa are predicted. Additionally, as an illustration on the valency trend and subsequent effect on the mechanical properties, the calculated results for other actinide metal dioxides (ThO2, UO2, and NpO2) are also presented.

Ping Zhang; Bao-Tian Wang; Xian-Geng Zhao

2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High-tide flight by wintering Dunlins (Calidris alpina): a weather-dependent trade-off between energy loss and predation risk  

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ARTICLE High-tide flight by wintering Dunlins (Calidris alpina): a weather-dependent trade-off between energy loss and predation risk Dick Dekker Abstract: Migratory shorebirds wintering or staging on ocean coasts collect at high tide on roosting sites that remain above the flood line. However, some

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Mechanical properties of welds in commercial alloys for high-temperature gas-cooled reactor components  

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Weld properties of Hastelloy-X, Incoloy alloy 800H (with and without Inconel-82 cladding), and 2 1/4 Cr-1 Mo are being studied to provide design data to support the development of steam generator, core auxiliary heat exchanger, and metallic thermal barrier components of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) steam cycle/cogeneration plant. Tests performed include elevated-temperature creep rupture tests and tensile tests. So far, data from the literature and from relatively short-term tests at GA Technologies Inc. indicate that the weldments are satisfactory for HTGR application.

Lindgren, J.R.; Li, C.C.; Ryder, R.H.; Thurgood, B.E.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of fission product release from HTR (high temperature reactor) fuel for risk analyses  

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The US and FRG have developed methodologies to determine the performance of and fission product release from TRISO-coated fuel particles under postulated accident conditions. The paper presents a qualitative and quantitative comparison of US and FRG models. The models are those used by General Atomics (GA) and by the German Nuclear Research Center at Juelich (KFA/ISF). A benchmark calculation was performed for fuel temperatures predicted for the US Department of Energy sponsored Modular High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (MHTGR). Good agreement in the benchmark calculations supports the on-going efforts to verify and validate the independently developed codes of GA and KFA/ISF. This work was performed under the US/FRG Umbrella Agreement for Cooperation on Gas Cooled Reactor Development. 6 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

Bolin, J.; Verfondern, K.; Dunn, T.; Kania, M.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground state properties and high pressure behavior of plutonium dioxide: Systematic density functional calculations  

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Plutonium dioxide is of high technological importance in nuclear fuel cycle and is particularly crucial in long-term storage of Pu-based radioactive waste. Using first-principles density-functional theory, in this paper we systematically study the structural, electronic, mechanical, thermodynamic properties, and pressure induced structural transition of PuO$_{2}$. To properly describe the strong correlation in the Pu $5f$ electrons, the local density approximation$+U$ and the generalized gradient approximation$+U$ theoretical formalisms have been employed. We optimize the $U$ parameter in calculating the total energy, lattice parameters, and bulk modulus at the nonmagnetic, ferromagnetic, and antiferromagnetic configurations for both ground state fluorite structure and high pressure cotunnite structure. The best agreement with experiments is obtained by tuning the effective Hubbard parameter $U$ at around 4 eV within the LDA$+U$ approach. After carefully testing the validity of the ground state, we further in...

Zhang, Ping; Zhao, Xian-Geng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exotic normal and superconducting properties of high T/sub c/ oxides and small E/sub f/  

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A key feature of the high T/sub c/ oxides is a very small value of the Fermi energy. This feature leads to peculiar thermodynamic and transport properties in the normal and superconductive state. 24 refs., 1 fig.

Kresin, V.Z.; Deutscher, G.; Wolf, S.A.

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on All-Cause Mortality in Men With High-Risk Prostate Cancer and a History of Congestive Heart Failure or Myocardial Infarction  

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Purpose: It is unknown whether the excess risk of all-cause mortality (ACM) observed when androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is added to radiation for men with prostate cancer and a history of congestive heart failure (CHF) or myocardial infarction (MI) also applies to those with high-risk disease. Methods and Materials: Of 14,594 men with cT1c-T3aN0M0 prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy-based radiation from 1991 through 2006, 1,378 (9.4%) with a history of CHF or MI comprised the study cohort. Of these, 22.6% received supplemental external beam radiation, and 42.9% received a median of 4 months of neoadjuvant ADT. Median age was 71.8 years. Median follow-up was 4.3 years. Cox multivariable analysis tested for an association between ADT use and ACM within risk groups, after adjusting for treatment factors, prognostic factors, and propensity score for ADT. Results: ADT was associated with significantly increased ACM (adjusted hazard ratio [AHR] = 1.76; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.32-2.34; p = 0.0001), with 5-year estimates of 22.71% with ADT and 11.62% without ADT. The impact of ADT on ACM by risk group was as follows: high-risk AHR = 2.57; 95% CI, 1.17-5.67; p = 0.019; intermediate-risk AHR = 1.75; 95% CI, 1.13-2.73; p = 0.012; low-risk AHR = 1.52; 95% CI, 0.96-2.43; p = 0.075). Conclusions: Among patients with a history of CHF or MI treated with brachytherapy-based radiation, ADT was associated with increased all-cause mortality, even for patients with high-risk disease. Although ADT has been shown in Phase III studies to improve overall survival in high-risk disease, the small subgroup of high-risk patients with a history of CHF or MI, who represented about 9% of the patients, may be harmed by ADT.

Nguyen, Paul L., E-mail: pnguyen@LROC.harvard.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Chen, Ming-Hui [Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States); Beckman, Joshua A. [Department of Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Beard, Clair J.; Martin, Neil E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Choueiri, Toni K. [Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States); Hu, Jim C. [Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Hoffman, Karen E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Dosoretz, Daniel E. [21st Century Oncology, Fort Myers, FL (United States); Moran, Brian J. [Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL (United States); Salenius, Sharon A. [21st Century Oncology, Fort Myers, FL (United States); Braccioforte, Michelle H. [Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL (United States); Kantoff, Philip W. [Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States); D'Amico, Anthony V. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Ennis, Ronald D. [Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt and Beth Israel Hospitals, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY (Israel)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Risks of Risk Decisions  

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...manuscript. 17. B. Fischhoff, P. Slovic, S. Lichtenstein, S. Read, B. Combs, Policy Sci...Perspectives on Benefit-Risk Decision Making...20. P. Slovic, B. Fischhoff, S. Lichtenstein, in So-cietal Risk Assessment: How Safe...

Chauncey Starr; Chris Whipple

1980-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of PRA (Probabilistic Risk Assessment) in the management of safety issues at the High Flux Isotope Reactor  

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The High Flux Isotope reactor (HFIR) is a high performance isotope production and research reactor which has been in operation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) since 1965. In late 1986 the reactor was shut down as a result of discovery of unexpected neutron embrittlement of the reactor vessel. In January of 1988, a level 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) (excluding external events) was published as part of the response to the many reviews that followed the shutdown and for use by ORNL to prioritize action items intended to upgrade the safety of the reactor. A conservative estimate of the core damage frequency initiated by internal events for HFIR was 3.11 {times} 10{sup {minus}4}. In June 1989 a draft external events initiated PRA was published. The dominant contributions from external events came from seismic, wind, and fires. The overall external event contribution to core damage frequency is about 138% of the internal event initiated contribution and is dominated by wind initiators. The PRA has provided a basis for the management of a wide range of safety and operation issues at the HFIR. 3 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Flanagan, G.F.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-High Temperature Sensors Based on Optical Property Modulation and Vibration-Tolerant Interferometry  

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The goals of the second six months of the Phase 2 of this project were to conduct first time experimental studies using optical designs and some initial hardware developed in the first 6 months of Phase 2. One focus is to modify the SiC chip optical properties to enable gas species sensing with a specific gas species under high temperature and pressure. The goal was to acquire sensing test data using two example inert and safe gases and show gas discrimination abilities. A high pressure gas mixing chamber was to be designed and assembled to achieve the mentioned gas sensing needs. Another goal was to initiate high temperature probe design by developing and testing a probe design that leads to accurately measuring the thickness of the deployed SiC sensor chip to enable accurate overall sensor system design. The third goal of this phase of the project was to test the SiC chip under high pressure conditions using the earlier designed calibration cell to enable it to act as a pressure sensor when doing gas detection. In this case, experiments using a controlled pressure system were to deliver repeatable pressure measurement data. All these goals have been achieved and are described in detail in the report. Both design process and diagrams for the mechanical elements as well as the optical systems are provided. Photographs or schematics of the fabricated hardware are provided. Experimental data from the three optical sensor systems (i.e., Thickness, pressure, and gas species) is provided. The design and experimentation results are summarized to give positive conclusions on the proposed novel high temperature high pressure gas species detection optical sensor technology.

Nabeel A. Riza

2006-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of fluorine based reactive chemistry on structure and properties of high moment magnetic material  

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The impact of the fluorine-based reactive ion etch (RIE) process on the structural, electrical, and magnetic properties of NiFe and CoNiFe-plated materials was investigated. Several techniques, including X-ray fluorescence, 4-point-probe, BH looper, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), were utilized to characterize both bulk film properties such as thickness, average composition, Rs, ?, Bs, Ms, and surface magnetic “dead” layers' properties such as thickness and element concentration. Experimental data showed that the majority of Rs and Bs changes of these bulk films were due to thickness reduction during exposure to the RIE process. ? and Ms change after taking thickness reduction into account were negligible. The composition of the bulk films, which were not sensitive to surface magnetic dead layers with nano-meter scale, showed minimum change as well. It was found by TEM and EELS analysis that although both before and after RIE there were magnetic dead layers on the top surface of these materials, the thickness and element concentration of the layers were quite different. Prior to RIE, dead layer was actually native oxidation layers (about 2?nm thick), while after RIE dead layer consisted of two sub-layers that were about 6?nm thick in total. Sub-layer on the top was native oxidation layer, while the bottom layer was RIE “damaged” layer with very high fluorine concentration. Two in-situ RIE approaches were also proposed and tested to remove such damaged sub-layers.

Yang, Xiaoyu, E-mail: xiaoyu.yang@wdc.com; Chen, Lifan; Han, Hongmei; Fu, Lianfeng; Sun, Ming; Liu, Feng; Zhang, Jinqiu [Western Digital Corporation, 44100 Osgood Road, Fremont, California 94539 (United States)

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Mechanical properties of solid oxide fuel cell glass-ceramic seal at high temperatures  

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Mechanical properties of solid oxide fuel cell glass-ceramic seal material, G18, are studied at high temperatures. Samples of G18 are aged for either 4h or 100h, resulting in samples with different crystallinity. Reduced modulus, hardness, and time-dependent behavior are measured by nanoindentation. The nanoindentation is performed at room temperature, 550, 650, and 750°C, using loading rates of 5 mN/s and 25 mN/s. Results show a decrease in reduced modulus with increasing temperature, with significant decrease above the glass transition temperature (Tg). Hardness generally decreases with increasing temperature, with a slight increase before Tg for the 4h aged sample. Dwell tests show that creep increases with increasing temperature, but decrease with further aging.

Milhans, Jacqueline; Li, Dongsheng; Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Sun, Xin; Al-Haik, Marwan; Harris, Adrian; Garmestani, Hamid

2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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STORAGE, NUTRITIONAL AND SENSORY PROPERTIES OF HIGH-FAT FISH AND RICE FLOUR COEXTRUDATES  

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The present research is on understanding the storage, nutritional and sensory characteristics of high-fat fish (khoira) and rice flour coextrudates at storage temperature of 30C. The extruder processing conditions used are barrel temperature (200C), screw speed (109 rpm), fish content of feed (44%) and feed moisture content (39%). Sorption isotherm data indicated that the safe aw level was about 0.4–0.7. Guggenheim -Anderson -de Boer model described the sorption data adequately with an r2 value of 0.99. During the initial 15 days of storage, there was a loss of vitamin A and total tocopherols by 64.4 and 20.6%, and an increase in peroxides and free fatty acid content by about 116 mg/kg and 21.7%. The nonlinear mathematical model developed has adequately described the changes in nutritional and storage properties. Sensory attributes indicated that the product fried for 15 s was most acceptable.

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru; Shahab Sokhansanj; Sukumar Bandyopadhyay; Amarender Singh Bawa

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reinforcing flood–risk estimation  

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...However, most ood-risk estimates support decisions...charac- ter. These are investment decisions, where the...current level of ood risk, making improvements...generated a national ood-risk map with a high political and societal impact...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH RISK COUNTRIES Afghanistan  

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Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sudan Suriname

Duchowski, Andrew T.

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Magnetic Properties of Precession Modes Built on High-K Multi-quasiparticle States in ^{178}W  

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We present an example that shows that the random phase approximation performed on high-K multi-quasiparticle configurations leads to a rotor picture by calculating excitation energies and magnetic properties of ^{178}W. Then we deduce the effective g_R of the high-K rotors and compare it with that of the low-K one.

Masayuki Matsuzaki; Yoshifumi R. Shimizu

2004-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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High-temperature stability, structure and thermoelectric properties of CaMn1xNbxO3 phases  

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technologies such as solid oxide fuel cells, thermoelectric (TE) modules and high-temperature superconductorsHigh-temperature stability, structure and thermoelectric properties of CaMn1Ã?xNbxO3 phases Laura diffraction and electron diffraction data. Thermogravi- metric heating/cooling studies showed a reversible

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Agreement between Self- and Clinician-Collected Specimen Results for Detection and Typing of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus in Specimens from Women in Gugulethu, South Africa  

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...still fair, with the Digene Hybrid Capture 2 test (HC2), with...significant clinical and laboratory infrastructure, trained cytologists or pathologists...of Cape Town with the Digene Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2) High-Risk...Shah, et al. 1999. Use of a hybrid capture assay of self-collected...

Heidi E. Jones; Bruce R. Allan; Janneke H. H. M. van de Wijgert; Lydia Altini; Sylvia M. Taylor; Alana de Kock; Nicol Coetzee; Anna-Lise Williamson

2007-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of high void fraction polylactide composite foams using injection molding: Mechanical and thermal insulation properties  

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Abstract Polylactide (PLA) and PLA composites with void fractions as high as 65% were fabricated using low-pressure foam injection molding (FIM) and high-pressure FIM (HPFIM) equipped with mold opening and gas counter pressure. The cellular morphology and crystallinity were characterized using scanning electron microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry, respectively. The mechanical (flexural and impact resistance) and thermal insulation properties were also measured. Unlike, talc, the addition of nanoclay markedly enhanced the ductility of solid PLA samples as well as significantly improved the cell morphology of foamed samples, which resulted in the increased specific modulus, strength and impact resistance. In all the PLA samples made using HPFIM, with an increased void fraction up to 55%, the flexural rigidity increased up to four times, the specific impact resistance increased up to 15%, and the thermal insulation increased up to three times. The results of this investigation revealed that low-density PLA composite foams with improved rigidity, impact strength, and thermal insulation can be developed using HPFIM for various applications such as transportation and construction industries.

A. Ameli; D. Jahani; M. Nofar; P.U. Jung; C.B. Park

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics and Structural Properties of the High Density Gaussian Core Model  

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We numerically study thermodynamic and structural properties of the one-component Gaussian core model (GCM) at very high densities. The solid-fluid phase boundary is carefully determined. We find that the density dependence of both the freezing and melting temperatures obey the asymptotic relation, $\\log T_f$, $\\log T_m \\propto -\\rho^{2/3}$, where $\\rho$ is the number density, which is consistent with Stillinger's conjecture. Thermodynamic quantities such as the energy and pressure and the structural functions such as the static structure factor are also investigated in the fluid phase for a wide range of temperature above the phase boundary. We compare the numerical results with the prediction of the liquid theory with the random phase approximation (RPA). At high temperatures, the results are in almost perfect agreement with RPA for a wide range of density, as it has been already shown in the previous studies. In the low temperature regime close to the phase boundary line, although RPA fails to describe the structure factors and the radial distribution functions at the length scales of the interparticle distance, it successfully predicts their behaviors at shorter length scales. RPA also predicts thermodynamic quantities such as the energy, pressure, and the temperature at which the thermal expansion coefficient becomes negative, almost perfectly. Striking ability of RPA to predict thermodynamic quantities even at high densities and low temperatures is understood in terms of the decoupling of the length scales which dictate thermodynamic quantities from the interparticle distance which dominates the peak structures of the static structure factor due to the softness of the Gaussian core potential.

Atsushi Ikeda; Kunimasa Miyazaki

2011-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Fistulotomy in the Tertiary Setting can Achieve High Rates of Fistula Cure with an Acceptable Risk of Deterioration in Continence  

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Surgery is the mainstay of treatment of anal fistulas. Low fistulas are often laid open, but higher fistulas present a more difficult problem. Patient choice centres on a compromise between risk of recurrence ...

P. Tozer; S. Sala; V. Cianci; K. Kalmar; G. K. Atkin…

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High density nanoparticle Mn-Zn ferrite synthesis, characterisation and magnetic properties  

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The amazing magnetic properties exhibited by nanoparticles Mn-Zn ferrites and their promising technological and medical applications have attracted much interest in recent years. Nanoparticle Mnx Zn(1-x)Fe2O4 spinel ferrites with x = 0.6/0.63/0.65/0.67/0.7 were synthesised by the nitrilotriacetate precursor method employing microwave combustion synthesis. Powder X-ray diffractometry (XRD) confirmed the formation of the ferrite phase in all samples. IR analysis was done to verify formation of spinel structure. Elemental analysis using EDS confirmed the nanoparticle composition. The crystallite size was calculated from peak widths using the Scherrer formula, yielding a size in the range of 10â??25 nm. Transmission electron microscopy was also performed on the samples to testify formation of nanosized crystallites in the sample. Saturation magnetisation (Mr), retentivity (Ms) and coercivity (Hc) measurements were carried out on the samples using standard hysteresis loop tracer equipment. The saturation magnetisation values were found to be in the range of 58.6â??63.2 emu/g with very low values for (Mr/Ms). Variation of specific magnetisation with temperature and Curie temperature measurements were carried out using pulse field AC susceptibility measuring equipment. These measurements indicated formation of single domain (SD) material with dependence of Curie temperature on Zn concentration. The density of the samples was found to be high.

R.B. Tangsali; J.S. Budkuley; S.H. Keluskar; G.K. Naik; S.C. Watave

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties of Mesaverde sandstone and shale at high pressures. [Colorado and Wyoming  

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This report covers the mechanical properties of Mesaverde rock (shale and sandstone) core samples from various depths in five wells in Colorado and Wyoming. The properties studied were tensile strength, compressive strength, hydrostatic compressibility, shear stress under one-dimensional strain compression, and static elastic moduli. With respect to these properties, the sandstones are virtually isotropic. The shales, on the other hand, are definitely anisotropic. The nature and degree of anisotropy of the shales vary with the depth of sample origin. In addition, the relative values of these mechanical properties between the shale and the sandstone also vary with depth.

Lin, W.

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermogravimetric and Microgravimetric Studies of the Surface Properties of a High-temperature Superconductor  

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This paper presents possible applications of thermal analysis, sorptomatic and microgravimetric methods for the study of surface adsorption and porosity properties via the programmed thermodesorption of liquid fr...

P. Staszczuk; G. W. Ch?dzy?ski; D. Sternik

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Risk assessment for the off-site transportation of high-level waste for the U.S. Department of Energy waste management programmatic environmental impact statement  

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This report describes the human health risk assessment conducted for the transportation of high-level waste (HLW) in support of the US Department of Energy Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM PEIS). The assessment considers risks to collective populations and individuals under both routine and accident transportation conditions for truck and rail shipment modes. The report discusses the scope of the HLW transportation assessment, describes the analytical methods used for the assessment, defines the alternatives considered in the WM PEIS, and details important assessment assumptions. Results are reported for five alternatives. In addition, to aid in the understanding and interpretation of the results, specific areas of uncertainty are described, with an emphasis on how the uncertainties may affect comparisons of the alternatives.

Monette, F.A.; Biwer, B.M.; LePoire, D.J.; Chen, S.Y. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Assessment Div.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceptable Risk  

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The acceptability of risk is a complex subject. Judgments of acceptability ... and by the society at large. A risk may be acceptable to the consumer of a product or ... but those who receive no benefit but some risk

Chris Whipple

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Prioritization  

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Quality Managers Quality Managers Software Quality Assurance Subcommittee Reference Document SQAS21.01.00 - 1999 Software Risk Management A Practical Guide February, 2000 Abstract This document is a practical guide for integrating software risk management into a software project. The purpose of Risk Management is to identify, assess and control project risks. Identified risks are analyzed to determine their potential impact and likelihood of occurrence. Risk Management Plans are developed to document the project's approach to risk management, risks, and decisions made about what should be done with each risk. Risks and risk actions are then tracked to closure. Software Risk Management: A Practical Guide SQAS21.01.00 Acknowledgments This document was prepared for the Department of Energy (DOE) by a Working Group of the DOE

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Optimizing the Probability of Flying in High Ice Water Content Conditions in the Tropics Using a Regional-Scale Climatology of Convective Cell Properties  

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In this paper, statistical properties of rainfall are derived from 14 years of Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission data to optimize the use of flight hours for the upcoming High Altitude Ice Crystals (HAIC)/High Ice Water Content (HIWC) program. ...

A. Protat; S. Rauniyar; V. V. Kumar; J. W. Strapp

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Political Risk  

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Investors in nondomestic securities face a number of risks beyond those of domestic securities. Political risk can affect a bond investor in a...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Tractable Robust Expected Utility and Risk Models for Portfolio ...  

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Mar 13, 2008 ... investor minimizes his worst case risk under distributional ambiguity. ...... axiomatic approach to defining a acceptable properties of risk ...

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Capabilities for measuring physical and chemical properties of rocks at high pressure  

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The Experimental Geophysics Group of the Earth Sciences Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has experimental equipment that measures a variety of physical properties and phase equilibria and kinetics on rocks and minerals at extreme pressures (to 500 GPa) and temperatures (from 10 to 2800 K). These experimental capabilities are described in this report in terms of published results, photographs, and schematic diagrams.

Durham, W.B. (comp.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sintering and properties of Ultra High Temperature Ceramics for aerospace applications J.F. Justin  

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thermal shock resistance and makes them ideal for many high-temperature thermal applications : France (2013)" #12;for example, a high thermal conductivity reduces thermal stress within the material-francois.justin@onera.fr ABSTRACT The Ultra High Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs) represent a very interesting family of materials

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Method of manufacturing a high temperature superconductor with improved transport properties  

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A method of preparing a high temperature superconductor. A method of preparing a superconductor includes providing a powdered high temperature superconductor and a nanophase paramagnetic material. These components are combined to form a solid compacted mass with the paramagnetic material disposed on the grain boundaries of the polycrystaline high temperature superconductor.

Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL); Siegel, Richard W. (Hinsdale, IL); Askew, Thomas R. (Kalamazoo, MI)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report: Removal of EM Projects from the GAO High Risk List: Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Project and Contract Management in the Office of Environmental Management  

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REPORT TO THE REPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD Removal of EM Projects from the GAO High Risk List: Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Project and Contract Management in the Office of Environmental Management Submitted by the EMAB Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee December 5, 2011 Introduction: This report provides a comprehensive summary of the work performed by the Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee (APMS) of the Environmental Management Advisory Board, since tasking in March 2010. In particular, this report includes the summary observations developed and recommendations previously approved by the EMAB on the Subcommittee's work and presented to the then Assistant Secretary of Environmental Management (EM). As the

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High frequency of K-ras codon 12 mutations in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients at high risk for second primary lung cancer.  

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...lung cancer. | A high frequency of K-ras mutations...Cancer Research 479 High Frequency of K-ras Codon 12...ABSTRACT A high frequency of K-ras mutations...9610 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850...specimens. Only a small, variable percent-age of bronchial...

F M Scott; R Modali; T A Lehman; M Seddon; K Kelly; E C Dempsey; V Wilson; M S Tockman; and J L Mulshine

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and electrochemical properties of nanostructured nickel silicides by reduction and silicification of high-surface-area nickel oxide  

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Graphical abstract: Nanostructured nickel silicides have been synthesized by reduction and silification of high-surface-area nickel oxide, and exhibited remarkably like-noble metal property, lower electric resistivity, and ferromagnetism at room temperature. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NiSi{sub x} have been prepared by reduction and silification of high-surface-area NiO. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The structure of nickel silicides changed with increasing reaction temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Si doping into nickel changed the magnetic properties of metallic nickel. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NiSi{sub x} have remarkably lower electric resistivity and like-noble metal property. -- Abstract: Nanostructured nickel silicides have been prepared by reduction and silicification of high-surface-area nickel oxide (145 m{sup 2} g{sup -1}) produced via precipitation. The prepared materials were characterized by nitrogen adsorption, X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, magnetic and electrochemical measurements. The nickel silicide formation involves the following sequence: NiO (cubic) {yields} Ni (cubic) {yields} Ni{sub 2}Si (orthorhombic) {yields} NiSi (orthorhombic) {yields} NiSi{sub 2} (cubic), with particles growing from 13.7 to 21.3 nm. The nickel silicides are ferromagnetic at room temperature, and their saturation magnetization values change drastically with the increase of Si content. Nickel silicides have remarkably low electrical resistivity and noble metal-like properties because of a constriction of the Ni d band and an increase of the electronic density of states. The results suggest that such silicides are promising candidates as inexpensive yet functional materials for applications in electrochemistry as well as catalysis.

Chen, Xiao [Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Catalytic Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)] [Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Catalytic Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Zhang, Bingsen [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (Germany)] [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (Germany); Li, Chuang; Shao, Zhengfeng [Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Catalytic Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)] [Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Catalytic Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Su, Dangsheng [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (Germany)] [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (Germany); Williams, Christopher T. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Swearingen Engineering Center, University of South Carolina (United States)] [Department of Chemical Engineering, Swearingen Engineering Center, University of South Carolina (United States); Liang, Changhai, E-mail: changhai@dlut.edu.cn [Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Catalytic Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)] [Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Catalytic Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - FY10PropertyBSCFed.doc  

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Federal Federal Personal Property Management Balanced ScoreCard FY 2010 2 Frederal BSC Summary For each of the higher level perspectives (Customer, Internal Business and Financial), the following provides a summary listing of each BSC Objective and the corresponding measure(s). CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE: Performance Objective #1: Customer Satisfaction Performance Measure #1: Customer Feedback and Satisfaction Survey INTERNAL BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE Performance Objective #1: Property Management Accounting and Control - Inventory Results Performance Measure #1: Property Management Accounting and Control - Equipment Performance Measure #2: Property Management Accounting and Control - Sensitive Property Items Performance Measure #3: Property Management Accounting and Control - High Risk

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Microsoft Word - FY10PropertyBSCContractor.doc  

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Contractor Contractor Personal Property Management Balanced ScoreCard FY 2010 2 Contractor BSC Summary For each of the higher level perspectives (Customer, Internal Business and Financial), the following provides a summary listing of each BSC Objective and the corresponding measure(s). CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE: Performance Objective #1: Customer Satisfaction Performance Measure #1: Customer Feedback and Satisfaction Survey INTERNAL BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE Performance Objective #1: Property Management Accounting and Control - Inventory Results Performance Measure #1: Property Management Accounting and Control - Equipment Performance Measure #2: Property Management Accounting and Control - Sensitive Property Items Performance Measure #3: Property Management Accounting and Control - High Risk

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PVD synthesis and high-throughput property characterization of Ni?Fe?Cr alloy libraries  

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Three methods of alloy library synthesis, thick-layer deposition followed by interdiffusion, composition-spread codeposition and electron-beam melting of thick deposited layers, have been applied to Ni-Fe-Cr ternary and Ni-Cr binary alloys. Structural XRD mapping and mechanical characterization by means of nanoindentation have been used to characterize the properties of the libraries. The library synthesis methods are compared from the point of view of the structural and mechanical information they can provide.

Rar, A.; Frafjord, J.J.; Fowlkes, Jason D.; Specht, E.D.; Rack, P.D.; Santella, M.L.; Bei, H.; George, E.P.; Pharr, G.M. (Tennessee-K); (Tennessee-K); (ORNL)

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Political risk  

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A book that considers political risk and how it can be managed: what political risk is; the types of risk; how to forecast regime instability; case histories; using scenarios; regional and global corporate strategies; managing political analysis and decision making in the international company and bank including staff-line relationships; the question of centralization and information gathering; risk aversion; risk management; insurance and hedging.

Overholt, W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of high-temperature, high-torque rheometry to study the viscoelastic properties of coal during carbonization  

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When coal is heated in the absence of oxygen it softens at approximately 400 degrees C, becomes viscoelastic, and volatiles are driven off. With further heating, the viscous mass reaches a minimum viscosity in the range of 10{sup 3}-10{sup 5} Pa s and then begins to resolidify. A high-torque, high-temperature, controlled-strain rheometer with parallel plates has been used to study the theology during this process. Under shear, the viscosity of the softening mass decreases with increasing shear rate. During resolidification, the viscosity increases as C-C bond formation and physical interactions gives rise to an aromatic network, but, under shear, the network breaks apart and flows. This is viewed as a yielding of the structure. The higher the shear rate, the earlier the yielding occurs, such that if the shear rate is low enough, the structure is able to build. Also, further into resolidification lower shear rates are able to break the structure. It is proposed that resolidification occurs through the formation of aromatic clusters that grow and become crosslinked by non-covalent interactions. As the clusters grow, the amount of liquid surrounding them decreases and it is thought that the non-covalent interactions between clusters and liquid could decrease and the ability of growing clusters to move past each other increases, which would explain the weakening of the structure under shear. This work is part of a program of work aimed at attaining a greater understanding of microstructural changes taking place during carbonization for different coals, in order to understand the mechanisms that give rise to good quality cokes and coke oven problems such as excessive wall pressure.

Diaz, M.C.; Duffy, J.J.; Snape, C.E.; Steel, K.M. [University of Nottingham, Nottingham (United Kingdom)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of High Performance Hybrid Syntactic Foams: Structure and Material Property Characterization.  

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??Syntactic foams are light weight particulate composites that use hollow particles (microballoons) as reinforcement in a polymer resin matrix. High strength microballoons provide closed cell… (more)

Maharsia, Rahul R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Level Computational Chemistry Approaches to the Prediction of Energetic Properties of Chemical Hydrogen Storage Systems  

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Presentation on the High Level Computational Chemistry given at the DOE Theory Focus Session on Hydrogen Storage Materials on May 18, 2006.

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MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTY PERFORMANCE OF COMMERCIAL GRADE API PIPELINE STEELS IN HIGH PRESSURE GASEOUS HYDROGEN  

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The continued growth of the world s developing countries has placed an ever increasing demand on traditional fossil fuel energy sources. This development has lead to increasing research and development of alternative energy sources. Hydrogen gas is one of the potential alternative energy sources under development. Currently the most economical method of transporting large quantities of hydrogen gas is through steel pipelines. It is well known that hydrogen embrittlement has the potential to degrade steel s mechanical properties when hydrogen migrates into the steel matrix. Consequently, the current pipeline infrastructure used in hydrogen transport is typically operated in a conservative fashion. This operational practice is not conducive to economical movement of significant volumes of hydrogen gas as an alternative to fossil fuels. The degradation of the mechanical properties of steels in hydrogen service is known to depend on the microstructure of the steel. Understanding the levels of mechanical property degradation of a given microstructure when exposed to hydrogen gas under pressure can be used to evaluate the suitability of the existing pipeline infrastructure for hydrogen service and guide alloy and microstructure design for new hydrogen pipeline infrastructure. To this end, the 2 Copyright 2010 by ASME microstructures of relevant steels and their mechanical properties in relevant gaseous hydrogen environments must be fully characterized to establish suitability for transporting hydrogen. A project to evaluate four commercially available pipeline steels alloy/microstructure performance in the presences of gaseous hydrogen has been funded by the US Department of Energy along with the private sector. The microstructures of four pipeline steels were characterized and then tensile testing was conducted in gaseous hydrogen and helium at pressures of 800, 1600 and 3000 psi. Based on measurements of reduction of area, two of the four steels that performed the best across the pressure range were selected for evaluation of fracture and fatigue performance in gaseous hydrogen at 800 and 3000 psi. This paper will describe the work performed on four commercially available pipeline steels in the presence of gaseous hydrogen at pressures relevant for transport in pipelines. Microstructures and mechanical property performances will be compared. In addition, recommendations for future work related to gaining a better understanding of steel pipeline performance in hydrogen service will be discussed.

Stalheim, Mr. Douglas [DGS Metallurgical Solutions Inc; Boggess, Todd [Secat; San Marchi, Chris [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Jansto, Steven [Reference Metals Company; Somerday, Dr. B [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Muralidharan, Govindarajan [ORNL; Sofronis, Prof. Petros [University of Illinois

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract OT2-6-11: PENELOPE: Phase III study evaluating palbociclib (PD-0332991), a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitor in patients with hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-normal primary breast cancer with high relapse risk after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (GBG-78/BIG1-13)  

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...prostate cancer at high risk for recurrence. Experimental...prostatectomy is feasible with acceptable toxicity. Additional...rates in this high-risk population. Because...prostatectomy is feasible with acceptable toxicity. Additional...rates in this high-risk population. Because...

G von Minckwitz; H Bear; H Bonnefoi; M Colleoni; K Gelmon; M Gnant; S-B Kim; S Loibl; A Makris; M Martin; V Nekljudova; H Rugo; KS Saini; M Toi; M Untch; and G Werutsky

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Viral Load of High-Risk Human Papillomaviruses as Reliable Clinical Predictor for the Presence of Cervical Lesions  

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...analyzed the viral load data of (p)Hr-HPV...practice, our data open possibilities...for high viral loads, reflex cytology...providing sufficient power to assess sensitivity...that histologic data was missing for...the high viral load cut off may miss...

Markus Schmitt; Christophe Depuydt; Ina Benoy; Johannes Bogers; Jerome Antoine; Michael Pawlita; and Marc Arbyn

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the dielectric properties of high-purity sapphire at 1.865 GHZ from 2-10 Kelvin  

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A dielectric test cavity was designed and tested to measure the microwave dielectric properties of ultrapure sapphire at cryogenic temperatures. Measurements were performed by placing a large cylindrical crystal of sapphire in a Nb superconducting cavity operating in the TE01 mode at 1.865 GHz. The dielectric constant, heat capacity, and loss tangent were all calculated using experimental data and RF modeling software. The motivation for these measurements was to determine if such a sapphire could be used as a dielectric lens to focus the magnetic field onto a sample wafer in a high field wafer test cavity. The measured properties have been used to finalize the design of the wafer test cavity.

N. Pogue, P. McIntyre, Akhdiyor Sattarov, Charles Reece

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical properties of highly oriented spray-deposited fluorine-doped tin dioxide films as transparent conductor  

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Heavily fluorine-doped tin dioxide films were deposited by spray pyrolysis using a high precursor concentration. The effect of film thickness was studied in the range 80–1230 nm. The films were polycrystalline and preferentially oriented along [2 0 0]. The grain size, carrier mobility ?, carrier concentration N and resistivity reached ?230 nm, 35 cm2/V s, 6×1020 cm?3 and 3×10?4 ? cm, respectively, for 1000 nm films. An unusual ‘direct and linear’ ?–N dependence revealed the importance of the structural properties. The 1000 nm thick films possessed an average visible transmittance ?81% and a reflectance ?66% at 2500 nm. The electro-optical properties revealed their excellent quality as a TCO material.

Chitra Agashe; J. Hüpkes; G. Schöpe; M. Berginski

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ULTRA-HIGH TEMPERATURE SENSORS BASED ON OPTICAL PROPERTY MODULATION AND VIBRATION-TOLERANT INTERFEROMETRY  

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The goals of the first six months of this project were to begin laying the foundations for both the SiC front-end optical chip fabrication techniques for high pressure gas species sensing as well as the design, assembly, and test of a portable high pressure high temperature calibration test cell chamber for introducing gas species. This calibration cell will be used in the remaining months for proposed first stage high pressure high temperature gas species sensor experimentation and data processing. All these goals have been achieved and are described in detail in the report. Both design process and diagrams for the mechanical elements as well as the optical systems are provided. Photographs of the fabricated calibration test chamber cell, the optical sensor setup with the calibration cell, the SiC sample chip holder, and relevant signal processing mathematics are provided. Initial experimental data from both the optical sensor and fabricated test gas species SiC chips is provided. The design and experimentation results are summarized to give positive conclusions on the proposed novel high temperature high pressure gas species detection optical sensor technology.

Nabeel A. Riza

2005-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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High-precision description and new properties of a spin-1 particle in a magnetic field  

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The exact Foldy-Wouthuysen Hamiltonian is derived for a pointlike spin-1 particle with a normal magnetic moment in a nonuniform magnetic field. For a uniform magnetic field, it is exactly separated into terms linear and quadratic in spin. New unexpected properties of a particle with an anomalous magnetic moment are found. Spin projections of a particle moving in a uniform magnetic field are not integer and the tensor polarization is asymmetric in the plane orthogonal to the field. Previously described spin-tensor effects caused by the tensor magnetic polarizability exist not only for nuclei but also for pointlike particles.

Alexander J. Silenko

2014-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced properties of extended plasmas for efficient high-order harmonic generation  

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We demonstrate the advanced properties of extended plasma plumes (5?mm) for efficient harmonic generation of laser radiation compared with the short lengths of plasmas (?0.3–0.5?mm) used in previous studies. The harmonic conversion efficiency quadratically increased with the growth of plasma length. The studies of this process along the whole extreme ultraviolet range using the long plasma jets produced on various metal surfaces, particularly including the resonance-enhanced laser frequency conversion and two-color pump, are presented. Such plasmas could be used for the quasi-phase matching experiments by proper modulation of the spatial characteristics of extended ablating area and formation of separated plasma jets.

Ganeev, R. A. [Ophthalmology and Advanced Laser Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama 350-0495 (Japan) [Ophthalmology and Advanced Laser Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama 350-0495 (Japan); Physics Department, Voronezh State University, Voronezh 394006 (Russian Federation); Suzuki, M.; Kuroda, H. [Ophthalmology and Advanced Laser Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama 350-0495 (Japan)] [Ophthalmology and Advanced Laser Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama 350-0495 (Japan)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability and optical properties of LED lens plates under high temperature stress  

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Abstract In this investigation the thermal degradation mechanisms of Bisphenol A Polycarbonate (BPA-PC) plates at the temperature range 100–140 °C are studied. The BPA-PC plates are currently used both in light conversion carriers in LED modules and optical lenses in LED-based products. In this study BPA-PC plates are aged at elevated temperature of 100–140 °C for a period up to 3000 h. Optical and chemical properties of the thermally-aged plates were studied using UV–Vis spectrophotometer, FTIR–ATR spectrometer, and integrated sphere. The results show that increasing the thermal ageing time leads to yellowing, loss of optical properties, and decrease of the light transmission and of the relative radiant power value of BPA-PC plates. The results also depict that there is not much discoloration within the first 1500 h of thermal ageing. The rate of yellowing significantly increases at the end of this induction period. Formation of oxidation products is identified as the main mechanism of yellowing. An exponential-based reliability model is also presented to calculate the rate of degradation reaction and to predict the life-time of BPA-PC plates.

M. Yazdan Mehr; W.D. van Driel; S. Koh; G.Q. Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sociocultural definitions of risk  

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Public constituencies frequently are criticized by technical experts as being irrational in response to low-probability risks. This presentation argued that most people are concerned with a variety of risk attributes other than probability and that is rather irrational to exclude these from the definition and analysis of technological risk. Risk communication, which is at the heart of the right-to-know concept, is described as the creation of shared meaning rather than the mere transmission of information. A case study of utilities, public utility commissions, and public interest groups illustrates how the diversity of institutional cultures in modern society leads to problems for the creation of shared meanings in establishing trust, distributing liability, and obtaining consent to risk. This holistic approach to risk analysis is most appropriate under conditions of high uncertainty and/or decision stakes. 1 fig., 5 tabs.

Rayner, S.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Super-high-frequency shielding properties of excimer-laser-synthesized-single-wall-carbon-nanotubes/polyurethane nanocomposite films  

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Electromagnetic shielding attenuation (ESA) properties of carbon nanotubes/polymer nanocomposite films, in the super high frequency (SHF) X-band (7-12 GHz) domain are studied. The nanocomposite films consisted of thermoset polyurethane (PU) resin blended with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) mats, and deposited on fused quartz substrates. Two different approaches were used to achieve the nanocomposite films, namely (i) through the on-substrate ''all-laser'' growth approach of SWCNTs directly onto substrate, followed by their infiltration by the PU resin, and (ii) by appropriately dispersing the chemically-purified SWCNTs (in the soot form) into the PU matrix and their subsequent deposition onto quartz substrates by means of a solvent casting process. Characterizations of the ESA properties of the developed nanocomposite films show that they exhibit systematically a deep shielding band, centered at around 9.5 GHz, with an attenuation as high as |- 30| dB, recorded for SWCNT loads of 2.5 wt. % and above. A direct correlation is established between the electrical conductivity of the nanocomposite films and their electromagnetic shielding capacity. The SWCNTs/PU nanocomposites developed here are highly promising shielding materials as SHF notch filters, as their ESA capacity largely exceeds the target value of |- 20| dB generally requested for commercial applications.

Aiessa, B.; Habib, M. A.; Denidni, T. A.; El Khakani, M. A. [Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, INRS-Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, 1650 Blvd. Lionel Boulet, C.P. 1020, Varennes, Quebec, J3X 1S2 (Canada); Laberge, L. L.; Therriault, D. [Mechanical Engineering Department, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, P.O. Box 6079, Montreal, H3C 3A7 (Canada)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

151

A Transportation Risk Assessment Tool for Analyzing the Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste to the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository  

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The Yucca Mountain Transportation Database was developed as a data management tool for assembling and integrating data from multiple sources to compile the potential transportation impacts presented in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada (DEIS). The database uses the results from existing models and codes such as RADTRAN, RISKIND, INTERLINE, and HIGHWAY to estimate transportation-related impacts of transporting spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from commercial reactors and U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities to Yucca Mountain. The source tables in the database are compendiums of information from many diverse sources including: radionuclide quantities for each waste type; route and route characteristics for rail, legal-weight truck, heavy haul. truck, and barge transport options; state-specific accident and fatality rates for routes selected for analysis; packaging and shipment data by waste type; unit risk factors; the complex behavior of the packaged waste forms in severe transport accidents; and the effects of exposure to radiation or the isotopic specific effects of radionclides should they be released in severe transportation accidents. The database works together with the codes RADTRAN (Neuhauser, et al, 1994) and RISKlND (Yuan, et al, 1995) to calculate incident-free dose and accident risk. For the incident-free transportation scenario, the database uses RADTRAN and RISKIND-generated data to calculate doses to offlink populations, onlink populations, people at stops, crews, inspectors, workers at intermodal transfer stations, guards at overnight stops, and escorts, as well as non-radioactive pollution health effects. For accident scenarios, the database uses RADTRAN-generated data to calculate dose risks based on ingestion, inhalation, resuspension, immersion (cloudshine), and groundshine as well as non-radioactive traffic fatalities. The Yucca Mountain EIS Transportation Database was developed using Microsoft Access 97{trademark} software and the Microsoft Windows NT{trademark} operating system. The database consists of tables for storing data, forms for selecting data for querying, and queries for retrieving the data in a predefined format. Database queries retrieve records based on input parameters and are used to calculate incident-free and accident doses using unit risk factors obtained from RADTRAN results. The next section briefly provides some background that led to the development of the database approach used in preparing the Yucca Mountain DEIS. Subsequent sections provide additional details on the database structure and types of impacts calculated using the database.

Ralph Best; T. Winnard; S. Ross; R. Best

2001-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

152

Acceptable Risk in Society  

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Problems associated with drug risks and drug safety rank high on the list of priorities in discussions that are taking place within the profession throughout the world, and, what is more, the political content...

A. Krauer

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

High Level Computational Chemistry Approaches to the Prediction of Energetic Properties of Chemical Hydrogen Storage Systems  

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Level Computational Chemistry Approaches Level Computational Chemistry Approaches to the Prediction of the Energetic Properties of Chemical Hydrogen Storage Systems David A. Dixon Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Cast: Myrna Hernandez-Matus, Daniel Grant, Jackson Switzer, Jacob Batson, Ronita Folkes, Minh Nguyen Anthony J. Arduengo & co-workers Maciej Gutowski (PNNL) Robert Ramsay Chair Fund Shelby Hall Funding provided in part by the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the Hydrogen Storage Grand Challenge, Solicitation No. DE-PS36- 03GO93013 Chemical H 2 Storage Center of Excellence The Promise of Chemical Hydrogen Storage * Chemical reaction releases H 2 at suitable pressures and temperatures - Reaction thermodynamics dictate max. H 2 pressure as function of T -

154

Properties of Ly-alpha and Gamma Ray Burst selected starbursts at high redshifts  

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Selection of starbursts through either deep narrow band imaging of redshifted Ly-alpha emitters, or localisation of host galaxies of gamma-ray bursts both give access to starburst galaxies that are significantly fainter than what is currently available from selection techniques based on the continuum (such as Lyman-break selection). We here present results from a survey for Ly-alpha emitters at z=3, conducted at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope. Furthermore, we briefly describe the properties of host galaxies of gamma-ray bursts at z>2. The majority of both Ly-alpha and gamma-ray burst selected starbursts are fainter than the flux limit of the Lyman-break galaxy sample, suggesting that a significant fraction of the integrated star formation at z~3 is located in galaxies at the faint end of the luminosity function.

J. P. U. Fynbo; B. Krog; K. Nilsson; G. Bjornsson; J. Hjorth; P. Jakobsson; C. Ledoux; P. Moller; B. Thomsen

2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

155

Analytic properties of high energy production amplitudes in N=4 SUSY  

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We investigate analytic properties of the six point planar amplitude in N=4 SUSY at the multi-Regge kinematics for final state particles. For inelastic processes the Steinmann relations play an important role because they give a possibility to fix the phase structure of the Regge pole and Mandelstam cut contributions. These contributions have the Moebius invariant form in the transverse momentum subspace. The analyticity and factorization constraints allow us to reproduce the two-loop correction to the 6-point BDS amplitude in N=4 SUSY obtained earlier in the leading logarithmic approximation with the use of the s-channel unitarity. The exponentiation hypothesis for the remainder function in the multi-Regge kinematics is also investigated. The 6-point amplitude in LLA can be completely reproduced from the BDS ansatz with the use of the analyticity and Regge factorization.

L. N. Lipatov

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

156

ULTRA-HIGH TEMPERATURE SENSORS BASED ON OPTICAL PROPERTY MODULATION AND VIBRATION-TOLERANT INTERFEROMETRY  

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The goals of the first six months of this project were to lay the foundations for both the SiC front-end optical chip fabrication as well as the free-space laser beam interferometer designs and preliminary tests. In addition, a Phase I goal was to design and experimentally build the high temperature and pressure infrastructure and test systems that will be used in the next 6 months for proposed sensor experimentation and data processing. All these goals have been achieved and are described in detail in the report. Both design process and diagrams for the mechanical elements as well as the optical systems are provided. In addition, photographs of the fabricated SiC optical chips, the high temperature & pressure test chamber instrument, the optical interferometer, the SiC sample chip holder, and signal processing data are provided. The design and experimentation results are summarized to give positive conclusions on the proposed novel high temperature optical sensor technology.

Nabeel A. Riza

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Yb3+ doped fluorophosphate laser glasses with high gain coefficient and improved laser property  

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Yb3+ doped fluorophosphate glasses with high stimulated emission cross-section, large gain coefficient and low hydroxyl absorption coefficient were prepared by high temperature melting for fiber laser applications, and their spectral, general laser parameters were investigated accordingly by means of fluorescence emission spectrum, decay cure and infrared absorption spectra. Compared with previously reported fluorophosphate glasses, the investigated fluorophosphate glasses have highest grain coefficient and maintain a maximum laser systematical factor over other various types of laser glasses. The introduction of fluorides to fluorophosphate glasses results in the low level of hydroxyl absorption coefficient and concentration. All these advantages might mean that Yb3+ doped fluorophosphate glasses are a good candidate as an active laser media for short pulse, high power laser generation used for next generation nuclear fusion.

P.F. Wang; B. Peng; W.N. Li; Ch.Q. Hou; J.B. She; H.T. Guo; M. Lu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Properties of concrete incorporating high volumes of ASTM Class F fly ash  

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This thesis presents the results of research performed in developing high-volume fly ash (HVFA) concrete incorporating ASTM Type I cement and ASTM Class F fly ash from Big Brown Power Plant of TU Electric, Texas. In HVFA concrete, the proportion...

Li, Wei Tung

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Effect of Tin+ defects on electrochemical properties of highly-ordered titania  

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and photoelectrocatalysis [2­5]. However, the general conclusion is that titanium dioxide is the most promising material due band gap, e.g., of about 3.2 eV, too high to provide a good match between the adsorption of spectrum defects, such as oxygen vacancies, titanium interstitial and more complex structures, which will increase

Cao, Guozhong

160

ULTRA-HIGH TEMPERATURE SENSORS BASED ON OPTICAL PROPERTY MODULATION AND VIBRATION-TOLERANT INTERFEROMETRY  

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The goals of the first six months of this project were to lay the foundations for both the SiC front-end optical chip fabrication as well as the free-space laser beam interferometer designs and preliminary tests. In addition, a Phase I goal was to design and experimentally build the high temperature and pressure infrastructure and test systems that will be used in the next 6 months for proposed sensor experimentation and data processing. All these goals have been achieved and are described in detail in the report. Both design process and diagrams for the mechanical elements as well as the optical systems are provided. In addition, photographs of the fabricated SiC optical chips, the high temperature & pressure test chamber instrument, the optical interferometer, the SiC sample chip holder, and signal processing data are provided. The design and experimentation results are summarized to give positive conclusions on the proposed novel high temperature optical sensor technology. The goals of the second six months of this project were to conduct high temperature sensing tests using the test chamber and optical sensing instrument designs developed in the first part of the project. In addition, a Phase I goal was to develop the basic processing theory and physics for the proposed first sensor experimentation and data processing. All these goals have been achieved and are described in detail. Both optical experimental design process and sensed temperature are provided. In addition, photographs of the fabricated SiC optical chips after deployment in the high temperature test chamber are shown from a material study point-of-view.

Nabeel A. Riza

2004-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Viral Load of High-Risk Human Papillomaviruses as Reliable Clinical Predictor for the Presence of Cervical Lesions  

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...specimens with high viral loads showed reduced amplification...beta-globin (unpublished data). To strengthen this...we analyzed the viral load data of (p)Hr-HPV types...for assessing viral load probably have led to inconsistent data for non-HPV16 types...

Markus Schmitt; Christophe Depuydt; Ina Benoy; Johannes Bogers; Jerome Antoine; Michael Pawlita; and Marc Arbyn

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

High-Oleic Ground Beef, Exercise, and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Men and Postmenopausal Women  

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-MUFA, short-term corn-fed), or 1.10 (high-MUFA, long-term corn-fed). Blood was collected from each subject before and at the end of each diet period. Overall, the ground beef interventions decreased plasma insulin, HDL2, and HDL3 particle diameter and ?...

Gilmore, Linda Anne

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

163

Intra-Cavity Total Reflection For High Sensitivity Measurement Of Optical Properties  

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An optical cavity resonator device is provided for conducting sensitive murement of optical absorption by matter in any state with diffraction-limited spatial resolution through utilization of total internal reflection within a high-Q (high quality, low loss) optical cavity. Intracavity total reflection generates an evanescent wave that decays exponentially in space at a point external to the cavity, thereby providing a localized region where absorbing materials can be sensitively probed through alteration of the Q-factor of the otherwise isolated cavity. When a laser pulse is injected into the cavity and passes through the evanescent state, an amplitude loss resulting from absorption is incurred that reduces the lifetime of the pulse in the cavity. By monitoring the decay of the injected pulse, the absorption coefficient of manner within the evanescent wave region is accurately obtained from the decay time measurement.

Pipino, Andrew C. R. (Gaithersburg, MD); Hudgens, Jeffrey W. (Rockville, MD)

1999-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

164

Intra-Cavity Total Reflection For High Sensitivity Measurement Of Optical Properties  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical cavity resonator device is provided for conducting sensitive murement of optical absorption by matter in any state with diffraction-limited spatial resolution through utilization of total internal reflection within a high-Q (high quality, low loss) optical cavity. Intracavity total reflection generates an evanescent wave that decays exponentially in space at a point external to the cavity, thereby providing a localized region where absorbing materials can be sensitively probed through alteration of the Q-factor of the otherwise isolated cavity. When a laser pulse is injected into the cavity and passes through the evanescent state, an amplitude loss resulting from absorption is incurred that reduces the lifetime of the pulse in the cavity. By monitoring the decay of the injected pulse, the absorption coefficient of manner within the evanescent wave region is accurately obtained from the decay time measurement.

Pipino, Andrew Charles Rule (Gaithersburg, MD)

1999-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

165

Accurate calculations of Sr properties for a high-accuracy optical clock  

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We have carried out calculations towards the goal of reducing the inaccuracy of the Sr optical atomic clock to 1$\\times10^{-17}$ and below. We calculated a.c. polarizabilities of the $5s^2 ^1S_0$ and $5s5p ^3P_0^o$ clock states that are important for reducing the uncertainty of blackbody radiation-induced frequency shifts for the $^1S_0 - ^3P_0^o$ clock transition. We determined four low-lying even-parity states whose total contribution to the static polarizability of the $^3P_0^o$ clock state is at the level of 90%. We show that if the contribution of these states is experimentally known with 0.1% accuracy, the same accuracy can be achieved for the total polarizability of the $^3P_0^o$ state. The corresponding uncertainty for the blackbody shift at a fixed room temperature will be below 1$\\times10^{-17}$. The calculations are confirmed by a number of experimental measurements on various Sr properties.

S. G. Porsev; Andrew D. Ludlow; Martin M. Boyd; Jun Ye

2008-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

166

HIGH-DENSITY MOLECULAR GAS PROPERTIES OF THE STARBURST GALAXY NGC 1614 REVEALED WITH ALMA  

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We present the results of HCN/HCO{sup +}/HNC J = 4-3 transition line observations of the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 1614, obtained with ALMA Cycle 0. We find that high density molecular gas traced with these lines shows a velocity structure such that the northern (southern) side of the nucleus is redshifted (blueshifted) with respect to the nuclear velocity of this galaxy. The redshifted and blueshifted emission peaks are offset by {approx}0.''6 at the northern and southern sides of the nucleus, respectively. At these offset positions, observations at infrared >3 {mu}m indicate the presence of active dusty starbursts, supporting the picture that high-density molecular gas is the site of active starbursts. The enclosed dynamical mass within the central {approx}2'' in radius, derived from the dynamics of the high-density molecular gas, is {approx}10{sup 9} M{sub Sun }, which is similar to previous estimates. Finally, the HCN emission is weaker than HCO{sup +} but stronger than HNC for J = 4-3 for all starburst regions of NGC 1614, as seen for J = 1-0 transition lines in starburst-dominated galaxies.

Imanishi, Masatoshi [Subaru Telescope, 650 North A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Nakanishi, Kouichiro, E-mail: masa.imanishi@nao.ac.jp [Joint ALMA Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Vitacura 763-0355, Santiago (Chile)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

167

Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines  

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Dimensional Spaces Many acceptable solutions bad generalization Structural Risk Minimization Kernels SupportStructural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines Kernel Methods Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines 1 Structural Risk Minimization High Dimensional

Kjellström, Hedvig

168

Risk Characterization  

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Abstract The last step of the risk assessment process, risk characterization, combines the results of the toxicity and exposure assessment to arrive at a risk estimate. The results of the toxicity assessment vary depending on whether the substance is identified as a carcinogen or a noncarcinogen. In the former case, the risk characterization provides an estimate of the incidence of cancer; e.g., additional cases per one million exposed individuals. In the latter, the characterization describes whether or not the risk exceeds an acceptable threshold.

M.A. Kamrin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Ultra-High Temperature Sensors Based on Optical Property Modulation and Vibration-Tolerant Interferometry  

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The goals of the Year 2006 Continuation Phase 2 three months period (April 1 to Sept. 30) of this project were to (a) conduct a probe elements industrial environment feasibility study and (b) fabricate embedded optical phase or microstructured SiC chips for individual gas species sensing. Specifically, SiC chips for temperature and pressure probe industrial applications were batch fabricated. Next, these chips were subject to a quality test for use in the probe sensor. A batch of the best chips for probe design were selected and subject to further tests that included sensor performance based on corrosive chemical exposure, power plant soot exposure, light polarization variations, and extreme temperature soaking. Experimental data were investigated in detail to analyze these mentioned industrial parameters relevant to a power plant. Probe design was provided to overcome mechanical vibrations. All these goals have been achieved and are described in detail in the report. The other main focus of the reported work is to modify the SiC chip by fabricating an embedded optical phase or microstructures within the chip to enable gas species sensing under high temperature and pressure. This has been done in the Kar UCF Lab. using a laser-based system whose design and operation is explained. Experimental data from the embedded optical phase-based chip for changing temperatures is provided and shown to be isolated from gas pressure and species. These design and experimentation results are summarized to give positive conclusions on the proposed high temperature high pressure gas species detection optical sensor technology.

Nabeel A. Riza

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

170

High temperature properties of Ce1-xPrxO2-? as an active layer material for SOFC cathodes  

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We prepared Ce1-xPrxO2-? and investigated its high temperature properties as a material for the composite active layer of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cathode. We found that increasing the Pr concentration increases the total conductivity and oxygen vacancy concentration at high temperature, and this may lead to improvement of the cathodic reaction. When Ce1-xPrxO2-? is heated, it expands significantly at a certain temperature (Tinf), and this expansion depends on the Ce1-xPrxO2-? composition. The expansion is associated with an abrupt increase in the unit cell volume of the cubic structure. Abrupt increases in the total conductivity and oxygen vacancy concentration were also observed at Tinf. These results can be explained by oxygen vacancy and electron formation (n-type electronic conductivity increase) at Tinf and above Tinf. A sample with a Ce1-xPrxO2-? composition where x = 1.0 has no such Tinf. A composition near x = 1.0 for Ce1-xPrxO2-? is favorable for the active layer material of an SOFC cathode, because of the high conductivity and high concentration of oxygen vacancies.

Reiichi Chiba; Hiroaki Taguchi; Takeshi Komatsu; Himeko Orui; Kazuhiko Nozawa; Hajime Arai

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

FABRICATION AND PROPERTIES OF HIGH Jc Y—Ba—Cu—O SUPERCONDUCTOR BY (MTG) PROCESS  

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Superconducting Y—Ba—Cu—O bulk materials were fabricated by melt—textured growth (MTG) method, where cooling slowly under temperature gradient produces an aligned structure exhibiting high Jc value. The critical current density was measured by continuous dc four—probe method with criterion of 1?V/cm. Jc value has reached 23, 800 A/cm2 at 77K under 2T magnetic field perpendicular to the current. The magnetic field dependences of Jc from 1 to 7 Tesla show the anisotropy for two orientations (H?I, H?a—b plane and H?I, H//a—b plane). The X—ray diffraction patterns show the crystals preferentially aligned. The SEM and TEM observations of the MTG sample reveal that the sample has dense layered—structure with regular alignment of plate—shaped crystals. Twinning planes of fairly high density exist. A great quantity of dislocations, dislocation loops and stacking faults exist around 211 phase. These crystal defects may be main flux pinning centers. We have measured the zero—field cooled (ZFC) and the field cooled (FC) magnetizations as functions of temperature at various external dc magnetic field. The dependence of irreversibility point T* on 2/3 power of field H for MTG sample was demonstrated. The flux jumping was found in the hysteresis loop below 10K.

Ren Hongtao; Xiao Ling; He Qing; Wang Ruikun; Chang Shian; Yu Dingan; Cui Changgeng; Li Shanlin; Wei Chongde; Dai Yuandong

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Ultra-High Temperature Sensors Based on Optical Property Modulation and Vibration-Tolerant Interferometry  

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The goals of the this part of the Continuation Phase 2 period (Oct. 1, 06 to March 31, 07) of this project were to (a) fabricate laser-doped SiC wafers and start testing the SiC chips for individual gas species sensing under high temperature and pressure conditions and (b) demonstrate the designs and workings of a temperature probe suited for industrial power generation turbine environment. A focus of the reported work done via Kar UCF LAMP lab. is to fabricate the embedded optical phase or doped microstructures based SiC chips, namely, Chromium (C), Boron (B) and Aluminum (Al) doped 4H-SiC, and to eventually deploy such laser-doped chips to enable gas species sensing under high temperature and pressure. Experimental data is provided from SiC chip optical response for various gas species such as pure N2 and mixtures of N2 and H{sub 2}, N{sub 2} and CO, N{sub 2} and CO{sub 2}, and N{sub 2} and CH{sub 4}. Another main focus of the reported work was a temperature sensor probe assembly design and initial testing. The probe transmit-receive fiber optics were designed and tested for electrically controlled alignment. This probe design was provided to overcome mechanical vibrations in typical industrial scenarios. All these goals have been achieved and are described in detail in the report.

Nabeel A. Riza

2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

173

Political risk in fair market value estimates  

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Political risk arises from unstable governments, commercial establishments and infrastructure as well as labor unrest. All these factors vary from country to country and from time to time. Banks and insurance companies quantify these risks, but they are reluctant to divulge their opinions for fear of alienating possible customers that have been assigned a high risk. An investment in a fixed property such as an oil and gas lease, concession or other mineral interest is subject to political risk. No one will deny that money to be received several years in the future has a greater value today in a country with a stable government, stable tax regime, a sound economy and reliable labor force than in a Third World country where a revolution is brewing. Even in stable countries, the risk of tax law changes, exorbitant environmental production regulations and cleanup costs may vary. How do these factors affect fair market value and how are these calculations made? An important consideration discussed in this paper is the treatment of capital investments.

Gruy, H.J.; Hartsock, J.H.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Real-Time Measurement of Material Elastic Properties in a High Gamma Irradiation Environment  

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This paper describes the first noncontact elastic vibration measurements of an object in a high gamma radiation field. Using a laser-coupled resonant ultrasound technique, the vibration modes of an Inconel hollow capped cylinder were measured as the gamma radiation field was increased to 104 Gy/h. This measurement technique allowed shifts in the resonant frequency of the sample’s vibration modes to be tracked over a 170-h period. The vibration mode frequencies changed in a manner consistent with the temperature dependence of the elastic stiffness coefficients of the material. These results demonstrate the efficacy of the laser approach for real-time resonant ultrasound measurements in this severely hostile nuclear environment.

Ken Telschow; Rob Schley; Dave Cottle

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Real-Time Measurement of Material Elastic Properties in a High Gamma Irradiation Environment  

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This paper describes the first noncontact elastic vibration measurements of an object in a high gamma radiation field. Using a laser-coupled resonant ultrasound technique, the vibration modes of an Inconel hollow capped cylinder were measured as the gamma radiation field was increased to 104 Gy/h. This measurement technique allowed shifts in the resonant frequency of the sample's vibration modes to be tracked over a 170 h period. The vibration mode frequencies changed in a manner consistent with the temperature dependence of the elastic stiffness coefficients of the material. These results demonstrate the efficacy of the laser approach for real-time resonant ultrasound measurements in this severely hostile nuclear environment.

Robert S. Schley; Kenneth L. Telschow; John B. Walter; David L. Cottle

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Anomalies in the elastic properties of the high?temperature superconductors  

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Measurements will be presented of the ultrasonicwavevelocity and attenuation in high?density polycrystalline samples of YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 at temperatures between 4.2 and 300 K. Both longitudinal and shear wave data were found to be characterized by thermal hysteresis and run?to?run variations. At temperatures below Tc the hysteresis disappeared the elastic constants increased and the attenuation fell. The higher temperature measurements were affected by sample annealing and thermal history and exhibited recovery effects. The pressure dependence of the elastic constants was found to be very large and also to exhibit hysteresis effects. These phenomena are consistent with the suggestion that these ceramics are pseudoplastic solids in which the plasticity is attributed to the mobility of twin boundaries. Recent measurements of Bi?Ca?Sr?Cu?O superconductors will also be presented.

D. P. Almond; G. A. Saunders; E. F. Lambson; A. Al?Kheffaji; M. Cankartaran

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Magnetic property of a staggered-array undulator using a bulk high-temperature superconductor  

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The magnetic field of a staggered-array undulator using a bulk high-temperature superconductor is calculated by analytical and numerical methods. Analytical formulas for the undulator field and the solenoid field required to generate the undulator field are derived from a simple two-dimensional model. The analytical calculation shows the degree of dependence of these fields on the undulator parameters, the generation of a high undulator field proportional to the critical current density of the bulk superconductor, and the good tunability of the undulator field over a wide range of values. The numerical calculation is performed in a three-dimensional geometry by two methods: the center field and energy minimization methods. The latter treats the current distribution inside the bulk, whereas the former neglects it as a natural extension of the analytical model. The calculation also reveals the dependence of the fields on the undulator parameters arising from the current distribution. From the comparison with experimental results, we find that the latter method reproduces the experimental results well, which indicates the importance of the current distribution inside the bulk. Therefore, we derive a semiempirical formula for the required solenoid field by modifying the analytical formula using the numerical results so as to include the effect of the current distribution. The semiempirical formula reproduces the numerical result with an error of 3%. Finally, we estimate the magnetic performance of the undulator as an example of using the formulas and values presented in this paper. The estimation shows that an undulator field twice as large as that of the present in-vacuum undulator but with an equal period and gap can be obtained at a temperature of approximately 20–40 K, and that deflection parameters (K values) of 1 and 2 can be achieved with periods of 5 and 10 mm at approximately 4–20 K.

Ryota Kinjo; Kenta Mishima; Yong-Woon Choi; Mohamed Omer; Kyohei Yoshida; Hani Negm; Konstantin Torgasin; Marie Shibata; Kyohei Shimahashi; Hidekazu Imon; Kensuke Okumura; Motoharu Inukai; Heishun Zen; Toshiteru Kii; Kai Masuda; Kazunobu Nagasaki; Hideaki Ohgaki

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

178

The hadronic properties of the photon in high-energy interactions  

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High-energy photon interactions are discussed in terms of the hadronic structure of the photon, which is expressed by means of a formulation which is akin to, but somewhat more general than, vector-meson-dominance or specific generalized vector-dominance models. Experiments which demonstrate and yield information about this hadronic structure are discussed critically, and the resulting information is carefully evaluated. Special attention is paid to diffractive processes such as the photoproduction of vector mesons and to photon shadowing effects on nuclei. Relationships to other views of photon interactions, such as the parton model and the space-time description, are also discussed; these views are seen to complement the hadronic structure picture rather than to be in conflict. The general overview is that there is ample evidence which shows that the photon's hadronic structure plays a significant role in its interactions. What further work would most significantly enhance the understanding of the hadronic structure of the photon is also pointed out.

T. H. Bauer; R. D. Spital; D. R. Yennie; F. M. Pipkin

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Annealing Studies on the Piezoelectric Properties of Thin Aluminum Nitride Films  

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A Rapid Thermal Annealing (RTA) system was used to anneal sputtered and MOVPE-grown Aluminum Nitride (AlN) thin films at temperatures up to 1000°C in ambient and controlled environments. According to Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDAX), the films annealed in an ambient environment rapidly oxidize after five minutes at 1000°C. Below 1000°C the films oxidized linearly as a function of annealing temperature which is consistent with what has been reported in literature [1]. Laser Doppler Vibrometry (LDV) was used to measure the piezoelectric coefficient, d33, of these films. Films annealed in an ambient environment had a weak piezoelectric response indicating that oxidation on the surface of the film reduces the value of d33. A high temperature furnace has been built that is capable of taking in-situ measurements of the piezoelectric response of AlN films. In-situ d33 measurements are recorded up to 300°C for both sputtered and MOVPE-grown AlN thin films. The measured piezoelectric response appears to increase with temperature up to 300°C possibly due to stress in the film.

Farrell, R.; Pagan, V.R.; Kabulski, A.; Kuchibhatla, S.; Harman, J.; Kasarla, K.R.; Rodak, L.E.; Hensel, J.P.; Famouri, P.; Korakakis, D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-field critical current and mechanical properties of in situ processed V/sub 3/Ga superconductors  

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It is found, in this study, that the superconducting properties of in situ processed Cu-V/sub 3/Ga composite wire are crucially affected by most aspects of their processing. The critical current density increases with the rise of vanadium concentration up to 45 at .% V and then, owing to the decrease of the gallium penetration velocity, falls off rapidly. A high gallium concentration and large cross-sectional area reduction also increase the critical current density. The maximum value obtained for the sample wire has about five times as large as that of commercial multifilamentary V/sub 3/Ga wire. The values for the highest critical temperature and upper critical field were slightly above the best values for bronze-processed V/sub 3/Ga. Copper-vanadium ingots of a few kilograms were prepared by the continuous arc-casting method. Sufficient uniform distribution of fine vanadium dendrites was achieved throughout the ingot. It is found that the superconducting properties of wire prepared from the ingot are almost identical to those of laboratory-scale prepared in situ V/sub 3/Ga.

Kumakura, H.; Tachikawa, K.; Togano, K.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical properties of high-temperature-superconductor granular bridge junctions: Inhomogeneous Josephson-junction-array model  

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As an attempt to understand the dynamical behavior of the high-temperature-superconductor (HTSC) granular bridge junction, we model the granular HTSC bridge junction consisting of many small grains inside by an inhomogeneous Josephson junction array, i.e., randomly arranged Josephson junction arrays (JJA). To describe randomly distributed critical currents between the grains inside the HTSC granular bridge junction, we chose various possible configurations in {l_brace}{ital I}{sub {ital ij}}{sup {ital c}}{r_brace} and {l_brace}{ital R}{sub {ital ij}}{r_brace} for the one-dimensional (1D) and 2D inhomogeneous Josephson junctions, and calculated the current-voltage ({ital IV}) characteristics and self-radiation spectral densities of the 1D and 2D inhomogeneous Josephson junctions. As a result, depending upon the distribution of critical currents and shunted resistances, it is found that there are large variations of {ital IV} characteristics. In contrast to the appearance of giant Shapiro steps in the regular ordered array, such Shapiro steps disappear in the case of the disordered JJA due to the increased randomness in the distribution of critical currents. On the contrary, however, when there exists a correlation between critical currents and resistances, i.e., a constant Josephson voltage, {ital I}{sub {ital ij}}{sup {ital c}}{ital R}{sub {ital ij}}={ital V}{sub {ital J}} (constant), the fundamental Shapiro step emerges despite the disordered distribution of {ital I}{sub {ital ij}}{sup {ital c}}. The relevance of this model to the HTSC granular bridge junctions is discussed. In particular, experimentally observed dynamical behaviors of the HTSC granular bridge junctions are shown to be closely related to the case of the correlated distribution with constant Josephson voltage. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

Lee, J.; Lee, S.; Yu, J.; Park, G. [Department of Physics, Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea)] [Department of Physics, Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Effect of bituminous coal properties on carbon dioxide and methane high pressure sorption  

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Abstract High pressure sorption experiments with carbon dioxide and methane were carried out at a temperature of 45 °C and at pressures up to 15 MPa with three samples of methane-bearing, medium-rank coals in a moisture-equilibrated state using a manometric method. The samples were taken from selected positions of drill cores from exploration boreholes in the Bohemian part of the Upper Silesian Basin, and were characterized by a narrow range of degree of coalification and markedly different petrographic compositions, including a different mineral matter content. The total porosity of the coal samples was between 9% and 10%. A positive correlation was found between the equilibrium moisture in the coal samples and the total abundance of oxygen functional groups determined by FTIR. The excess sorption capacities ranged from 0.78 to 0.91 mmol g?1 for CO2 and from 0.45 to 0.52 mmol g?1 for CH4, and after recalculation to coal organic matter, the excess sorption capacities increased by up to 14% in the coal with the highest mineral fraction. The highest CO2/CH4 ratio was found in the sample that had the highest inertinite and liptinite content. The experimental isotherm data was fitted by modified Langmuir and Dubinin–Radushkevich sorption isotherms. The parameters obtained by these two methods were in good agreement for carbon dioxide. It was found that the sorption capacity of the organic matter in a coal sample with prevalence of inertinite (63.0 vol.%) was lower only by 14% for CO2 and by 18% for CH4 than the sorption capacity of the organic matter in a coal sample with prevalence of vitrinite (65.3 vol.%). This provided confirmation that the petrographic composition of a coal has an ambiguous effect.

Zuzana Weishauptová; Old?ich P?ibyl; Ivana Sýkorová; Vladimír Machovi?

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy and External-Beam Radiotherapy for Hormone-Naieve Low- and Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer: A 7-Year Experience  

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Purpose: To report clinical outcomes and early and late complications in 264 hormone-naieve patients with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) in combination with external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Methods and Materials: Between February 2000 and July 2007, 264 patients underwent HDR-BT in combination with EBRT as a treatment for their low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer. The HDR-BT was performed using ultrasound-based implantation. The total HDR-BT dose was 18 Gy in 3 fractions within 24 h, with a 6-h minimum interval. The EBRT started 2 weeks after HDR-BT and was delivered in 25 fractions of 1.8 Gy to 45 Gy within 5 weeks. Results: After a mean follow-up of 74.5 months, 4 patients (1.5%) showed prostate-specific antigen progression according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology definition and 8 patients (3%) according to the Phoenix definition. A biopsy-proven local recurrence was registered in 1 patient (0.4%), and clinical progression (bone metastases) was documented in 2 patients (0.7%). Seven-year actuarial freedom from biochemical failure was 97%, and 7-year disease-specific survival and overall survival were 100% and 91%, respectively. Toxicities were comparable to other series. Conclusions: Treatment with interstitial HDR-BT plus EBRT shows a low incidence of late complications and a favorable oncologic outcome after 7 years follow-up.

Aluwini, Shafak, E-mail: s.aluwini@erasmusmc.nl [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Rooij, Peter H. van [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Kirkels, Wim J. [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Jansen, Peter P.; Praag, John O. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Bangma, Chris H. [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Kolkman-Deurloo, Inger-Karine K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the dosimetric properties of a synthetic single crystal diamond detector in high energy clinical proton beams  

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Purpose: To investigate the dosimetric properties of a synthetic single crystal diamond Schottky diode for accurate relative dose measurements in large and small field high-energy clinical proton beams.Methods: The dosimetric properties of a synthetic single crystal diamond detector were assessed by comparison with a reference Markus parallel plate ionization chamber, an Exradin A16 microionization chamber, and Exradin T1a ion chamber. The diamond detector was operated at zero bias voltage at all times. Comparative dose distribution measurements were performed by means of Fractional depth dose curves and lateral beam profiles in clinical proton beams of energies 155 and 250 MeV for a 14 cm square cerrobend aperture and 126 MeV for 3, 2, and 1 cm diameter circular brass collimators. ICRU Report No. 78 recommended beam parameters were used to compare fractional depth dose curves and beam profiles obtained using the diamond detector and the reference ionization chamber. Warm-up/stability of the detector response and linearity with dose were evaluated in a 250 MeV proton beam and dose rate dependence was evaluated in a 126 MeV proton beam. Stem effect and the azimuthal angle dependence of the diode response were also evaluated.Results: A maximum deviation in diamond detector signal from the average reading of less than 0.5% was found during the warm-up irradiation procedure. The detector response showed a good linear behavior as a function of dose with observed deviations below 0.5% over a dose range from 50 to 500 cGy. The detector response was dose rate independent, with deviations below 0.5% in the investigated dose rates ranging from 85 to 300 cGy/min. Stem effect and azimuthal angle dependence of the diode signal were within 0.5%. Fractional depth dose curves and lateral beam profiles obtained with the diamond detector were in good agreement with those measured using reference dosimeters.Conclusions: The observed dosimetric properties of the synthetic single crystal diamond detector indicate that its behavior is proton energy independent and dose rate independent in the investigated energy and dose rate range and it is suitable for accurate relative dosimetric measurements in large as well as in small field high energy clinical proton beams.

Mandapaka, A. K.; Ghebremedhin, A.; Patyal, B. [Department of Radiation Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 11234 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92354 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 11234 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92354 (United States); Marinelli, Marco; Prestopino, G.; Verona, C.; Verona-Rinati, G. [INFN–Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Roma (Italy)] [INFN–Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Roma (Italy)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of High-Pressure Impregnation on Structure Variation and Desulfurization Property of a Zn-Based Sorbent Prepared Using Lignite as a Support  

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Effect of High-Pressure Impregnation on Structure Variation and Desulfurization Property of a Zn-Based Sorbent Prepared Using Lignite as a Support ... Lignite reserves are relatively abundant in China; however, its utilization is significantly limited because of its high water content and low calorific value. ...

Xiurong Ren; Qiang He; Yurong Dong; Meijun Wang; Liping Chang; Weiren Bao

2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

186

Legacy Risk Measure for Environmental Management Waste  

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is investigating the development of a comprehensive and quantitative risk model framework for environmental management activities at the site. Included are waste management programs (high-level waste, transuranic waste, low-level waste, mixed low-level waste, spent nuclear fuel, and special nuclear materials), major environmental restoration efforts, major decontamination and decommissioning projects, and planned long-term stewardship activities. Two basic types of risk estimates are included: risks from environmental management activities, and long-term legacy risks from wastes/materials. Both types of risks are estimated using the Environment, Safety, and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP) developed at the INEEL. Given these two types of risk calculations, the following evaluations can be performed: • Risk evaluation of an entire program (covering waste/material as it now exists through disposal or other end states) • Risk comparisons of alternative programs or activities • Comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost for activities or entire programs • Ranking of programs or activities by risk • Ranking of wastes/materials by risk • Evaluation of site risk changes with time as activities progress • Integrated performance measurement using indicators such as injury/death and exposure rates. This paper discusses the definition and calculation of legacy risk measures and associated issues. The legacy risk measure is needed to support three of the seven types of evaluations listed above: comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost, ranking of wastes/materials by risk, and evaluation of site risk changes with time.

Eide, Steven Arvid; Nitschke, Robert Leon

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Structure and high-temperature properties of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} with interstitial additions  

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This study was motivated by the fact that previous research on the structure and properties of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} showed unacceptably inconsistent results. The primary reason for these inconsistencies was interstitial contamination of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} by carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. Thus, this study measured the effects that these interstitial atoms have on some of the previously reported properties. These properties include crystalline structure, thermal expansion anisotropy, electronic structure and bonding, and high temperature oxidation resistance. In Chapter 2 of this study, the lattice parameters and atomic positions of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} as a function of carbon, nitrogen or oxygen content were measured via x-ray and neutron diffraction. Comparing these lattice parameters to those reported in other studies on supposedly pure Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} confirmed that the majority of the previous studies had samples with a considerable amount of interstitial impurities. In fact, the lattice parameter trends given in Chapter 2 can be used to estimate the types and level of impurities in these studies. Furthermore, Chapter 2 discusses how atomic positions change as interstitial atoms are incorporated into the lattice. These changes in atomic separations suggest that strong bonds form between the interstitial atoms and the surrounding titanium atoms. This is in full agreement with the electronic structure calculations given in Chapter 4. These calculations show that bonding does occur between titanium d-states and interstitial atom p-states at the expense of bonding between some of the titanium and silicon atoms. In addition, carbon seems to be the most strongly bonded interstitial atom. Knowledge of the exact interstitial content and its effect on bonding is important because Chapters 3 and 5 have shown that interstitial atoms have a marked effect on the thermal expansion and oxidation resistance. As discussed in Chapter 3, all interstitial atoms lower the thermal expansion anisotropy of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} due to the formation of bonds between the interstitial atom and the surrounding titanium atoms. Although interstitial atoms do have an effect on the thermal expansion of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3}, these effects were not strong enough to explain all the scatter of previous studies. These studies most likely suffered from systematic errors as a result of poor experimental design. The experimental procedure used in this study was designed to significantly reduce these systematic errors.

Williams, Jason

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhibitory Effects of Orally Administered Green Tea, Black Tea, and Caffeine on Skin Carcinogenesis in Mice Previously Treated with Ultraviolet B Light (High-Risk Mice): Relationship to Decreased Tissue Fat  

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...administration of a green tea extract rich...stimulated 24-h energy expenditure and fat...available as a source of energy under tumors also...administration of green tea to high-risk...J. Efficacy of a green tea extract rich...increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat...

Yao-Ping Lu; You-Rong Lou; Yong Lin; Weichung Joe Shih; Mou-Tuan Huang; Chung S. Yang; and Allan H. Conney

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of dietary high-oleic sunflower oil in a swine diet on properties of raw and cooked pork and pork products  

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EFFECT OF DIETARY HIGH-OLEIC SUNFLOWER OIL IN A SWINE DIET ON PROPERTIES OF RAW AND COOKED PORK AND PORK PRODUCTS A Thesis by TODD LEE DAVIDSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1988 Major Subject: Animal Science EFFECT OF DIETARY HIGH-OLEIC SUNFLOWER OIL IN A SWINE DIET ON PROPERTIES OF RAW AND COOKED PORK AND PORK PRODUCTS A Thesis by TODD LEE DAVIDSON Approved as to style...

Davidson, Todd Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

190

Properties of Fr-like Th3+ from spectroscopy of high-L Rydberg levels of Th2+  

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Binding energies of high-L Rydberg states (L ? 7) of Th2+ with n = 27–29 were studied using the resonant excitation Stark ionization spectroscopy (RESIS) method. The core of the Th2+ Rydberg ion is the Fr-like ion Th3+ whose ground state is a 5?2F5/2 level. The large-core angular momentum results in a complex Rydberg fine-structure pattern consisting of six levels for each value of L that is only partially resolved in the RESIS excitation spectrum. The pattern is further complicated, especially for the relatively-low-L levels, by strong nonadiabatic effects due to the low-lying 6d levels. Analysis of the observed RESIS spectra leads to determination of five properties of the Th3+ ion: its electric quadrupole moment Q = 0.54(4); its adiabatic scalar and tensor dipole polarizabilities ?d,0 = 15.42(17) and ?d,2 = -3.6(1.3); and the dipole matrix elements connecting the ground 5?2F5/2 level to the low-lying 6??2D3/2 and 6??2D5/2 levels, |?5?2F5/2||D||62D3/2?|=1.435(10) and |?52F5/2||D||62D5/2?|=0.414(24). All are in atomic units. These are compared with theoretical calculations.

Julie A. Keele; M. E. Hanni; Shannon L. Woods; S. R. Lundeen; C. W. Fehrenbach

2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

191

Normal fasting plasma glucose levels and type 2 diabetes: the high-risk and population strategy for occupational health promotion (HIPOP-CHP) study  

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The objective of this study is to ascertain if higher normal fasting glucose levels are also an independent risk of developing diabetes in an Asian population, and we thus analysed data from a cohort of health...

Y. Hayashino; S. Fukuhara; Y. Suzukamo; T. Okamura; T. Tanaka…

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of petrophysical properties of oil shales during high-temperature compaction tests: Implications for petroleum expulsion  

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The transport properties of Permian to Miocene oil shales (Torbanite, Posidonia, Messel, Himmetoglu, and Condor) were studied using petrophysical and geochemical techniques. The aims of this study were to assess permeability of oil shales, evaluate the evolution of porosity, specific surface area and intergranular permeability during high temperature compaction tests and to verify the suitability of intergranular permeability for petroleum expulsion. Measured permeability coefficients for two samples were 0.72 × 10?21 m² for the Eocene Messel shale and 2.63 × 10?21 m² for the Lower Jurassic Posidonia shale from S. Germany, respectively. BET specific surface areas of the original samples ranged from 0.7 to 10.6 m²/g and decreased after compaction to values from 0.3 to 3.7 m²/g. Initial porosity values ranged from 7.6 to 20.1 % for pre-deformation and from 9.99 to 20.7 % for post-deformation samples. Porosity increased during the high-temperature compaction experiments due to petroleum generation and expulsion. Permeability coefficients estimated using the Kozeny–Carman equation varied from 6.97 × 10?24 m² to 5.22 × 10?21 m² for pre-deformation and from 0.2 × 10?21 m² to 4.8 × 10?21 m² for post-deformation samples reflecting the evolution of their porosity and BET specific surface areas. Measured and calculated permeability were similar for the Messel shale whereas calculated permeability was two orders of magnitude lower for the Posidonia shale from S. Germany. Petroleum expulsion efficiencies under the experimental conditions ranged from 38.6% for the Torbanite to 96.2% for the Posidonia shale from S. Germany. They showed strong positive correlation with the petroleum generation index (R² = 0.91) and poor correlations with porosity (R² = 0.46), average pore throat diameters (R² = 0.22), and compaction (R² = 0.02). Estimated minimum pore-system saturations for petroleum expulsion during the experiments were 12% for the Torbanite and 30% for the Posidonia shale from N. Germany. Pore-system saturation determines whether expulsion occurs mainly through matrix or fracture permeability. For samples with saturation levels above 20%, fracture permeability dominated during the experiments. Evidence based on the measured permeability coefficients, expulsion flow rates, consideration of capillary displacement during generation-related pore invasion and the existence of transport porosity suggests that fracture permeability is the principal avenue of petroleum expulsion from source rocks. This conclusion is supported by microscopic observations.

E. Eseme; B.M. Krooss; R. Littke

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

RISK ANALYSIS AND QUANTITATIVE RISK MANAGEMENT  

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Abstract Risk analysis is a decision-oriented process consisting of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. Risk analysis is a formalized scientifically based approach recognized by the World Trade Organization as the tool to address food safety issues and which shall found food safety regulation. Risk analysis is designed to meet specified goals for risk management activities, which should be related to the acceptable level of protection deemed appropriate in a country. Quantitative risk management can be based on relevant risk-based metrics, such as food safety objectives and Performance Objectives. The article addresses the elements and steps involved in risk analysis as currently recommended.

C. Heggum

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines  

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Dimensional Spaces Many acceptable solutions #12;Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines High Dimensional Spaces Many acceptable solutions bad generalization #12;Structural Risk MinimizationStructural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines Kernel Methods

Kjellström, Hedvig

195

Risk management  

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In the autumn of 1993 an incident occurred with a diving support vessel, whereby a live pipeline from a NAM gas production platform, situated in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, was considerably displaced. Key element in the repair of the line was to identify potential hazards involved in various remedial scenarios and to manage the associated risks.

Visser, M. [Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij, Velsen (Netherlands)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The correlation between the radial distribution of high-energetic ions and the structural as well as electrical properties of magnetron sputtered ZnO:Al films  

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The origin of the pronounced radial distributions of structural and electrical properties of magnetron sputtered ZnO:Al films has been investigated. The film properties were correlated with the radially resolved ion-distribution functions. While the positive ions exhibit low energies and a radial distribution with a maximum intensity opposite the center of the target, the negative ions can have energies up to several hundred eV, depending on the target potential, with a radial distribution with two maxima opposite the erosion tracks. The most prominent positive ion is that of the working gas (Ar{sup +}), while the highest flux of the negative ions is measured for negative oxygen O{sup ?}. The radial distribution of the flux of the high-energetic negative ions can clearly be related to the radial variations of the structural (c-axis lattice parameter, crystallite size) and electronic (resistivity) properties for sputtering from the planar target, which points to the decisive role of the high-energetic negative oxygen ions for the film quality. The relation between the negative ion bombardment and the structural as well as electronic properties can be explained by a qualitative model recently developed by us. The same target has also been investigated in the eroded state. In this case, the limited acceptance angle of the mass spectrometer leads to a misinterpretation of the radial distribution of the flux of the high-energetic negative ions. This effect can be explained by a simulation, based on the assumption that the high-energetic negative ions are mainly accelerated in the cathode (target) sheath perpendicular to the uneven substrate surface.

Bikowski, André; Welzel, Thomas; Ellmer, Klaus [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Institute for Solar Fuels, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, D-14109 Berlin (Germany)] [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Institute for Solar Fuels, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, D-14109 Berlin (Germany)

2013-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

197

Recent results obtained by use of accelerators on plasma-edge properties in controlled-fusion devices and on properties of high-power neutral beams  

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The study of plasma-wall interactions is of primary importance in present fusion devices. Measurements of incident fuel and impurity fluxes, retention and release of fuel atoms, and erosion of internal components are of particular interest. Accelerators in the megaelectronvolt range are being used both to measure the depth profile of fuel atoms implanted in samples placed in the plasma edge by use of nuclear reactions and to measure impurities and film thicknesses by use of elastic scattering reactions. Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) is used to determine flux and energy distributions of fuel atoms and to measure species composition and impurities in the beams of high power neutral beam injectors. Recent results obtained with these techniques are presented and areas of future study are discussed.

Langley, R.A.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Legacy Risk Measure for Environmental Waste  

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is investigating the development of a comprehensive and quantitative risk model framework for environmental management activities at the site. Included are waste management programs (high-level waste, transuranic waste, low-level waste, mixed low-level waste, spent nuclear fuel, and special nuclear materials), major environmental restoration efforts, major decontamination and decommissioning projects, and planned long-term stewardship activities. Two basic types of risk estimates are included: risks from environmental management activities, and long-term legacy risks from wastes/materials. Both types of risks are estimated using the Environment, Safety, and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP) developed at the INEEL. Given these two types of risk calculations, the following evaluations can be performed: risk evaluation of an entire program (covering waste/material as it now exists through disposal or other e nd states); risk comparisons of alternative programs or activities; comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost for activities or entire programs; ranking of programs or activities by risk; ranking of wastes/materials by risk; evaluation of site risk changes with time as activities progress; and integrated performance measurement using indicators such as injury/death and exposure rates. This paper discusses the definition and calculation of legacy risk measures and associated issues. The legacy risk measure is needed to support three of the seven types of evaluations listed above: comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost, ranking of wastes/materials by risk, and evaluation of site risk changes with time.

Eide, S. A.; Nitschke, R. L.

2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Property/composition relationships for Hanford high-level waste glasses melting at 115{degrees}C volume 1: Chapters 1-11  

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A Composition Variation study (CVS) is being performed within the Pacific Northwest Laboratory Vitrification Technology Development (PVTD) project in support of a future high-level nuclear waste vitrification plant at the Hanford site in Washington. From 1989 to 1994, over 120 nonradioactive glasses were melted and properties measured in five statistically-designed experimental phases. Glass composition is represented by the 10 components SiO{sub 2}, B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}, ZrO{sub 2}, Na{sub 2}O, Li{sub 2}O, CaO, MgO, and Others (all remaining components). The properties measured include viscosity ({eta}), electrical conductivity ({epsilon}), glass transition temperature (T{sub g} ), thermal expansion of solid glass ({alpha}{sub s}) and molten glass ({alpha}{sub m}), crystallinity (quenched and canister centerline cooled glasses), liquidus temperature (T{sub L}), durability based on normalized elemental releases from the Materials Characterization Center-1 28-day dissolution test (MCC-1, r{sub mi}) and the 7-day Product Consistency Test (PCT, r{sub pi}), and solution pHs from MCC-1 and PCT. Amorphous phase separation was also evaluated. Empirical first- and second-order mixture models were fit using the CVS data to relate the various properties to glass composition. Equations for calculating the uncertainty associated with property values predicted by the models were also developed. The models were validated using both internal and external data. Other modeling approaches (e.g., non-bridging oxygen, free energy of hydration, phase-equilibria T{sub L}) were investigated for specific properties. A preliminary Qualified Composition Region was developed to identify glass compositions with high confidence of being processable in a melter and meeting waste form acceptance criteria.

Hrma, P.R.; Piepel, G.F.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property/composition relationships for Hanford high-level waste glasses melting at 1150{degrees}C volume 2: Chapters 12-16 and appendices A-K  

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A Composition Variation Study (CVS) is being performed within the Pacific Northwest Laboratory Vitrification Technology Development (PVTD) project in support of a future high-level nuclear waste vitrification plant at the Hanford site in Washington. From 1989 to 1994, over 120 nonradioactive glasses were melted and properties measured in five statistically-designed experimental phases. Glass composition is represented by the 10 components SiO{sub 2}, B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, ZrO{sub 2}, Na{sub 2}O, Li{sub 2}O, CaO, MgO, and Others (all remaining components). The properties measured include viscosity ({eta}), electrical conductivity ({epsilon}), glass transition temperature (T{sub g}), thermal expansion of solid glass ({alpha}{sub s}) and molten glass ({alpha}{sub m}), crystallinity (quenched and canister centerline cooled glasses), liquidus temperature (T{sub L}), durability based on normalized elemental releases from the Materials Characterization Center-1 28-day dissolution test (MCC-1, r{sub mi}) and the 7-day Product Consistency Test (PCT, r{sub pi}), and solution pHs from MCC-1 and PCT. Amorphous phase separation was also evaluated. Empirical first- and second-order mixture models were fit using the CVS data to relate the various properties to glass composition. Equations for calculating the uncertainty associated with property values predicted by the models were also developed. The models were validated using both internal and external data. Other modeling approaches (e.g., non-bridging oxygen, free energy of hydration, phase-equilibria T{sub L}) were investigated for specific properties. A preliminary Qualified Composition Region was developed to identify glass compositions with high confidence of being processable in a melter and meeting waste form acceptance criteria.

Hrma, P.R.; Piepel, G.F.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environment Pollution Risk Assessment In Ukraine  

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An excessive concentration of industrial facilities and automobile transport in Ukraine has led to an extremely high anthropogenic ... Environment pollution risk assessments for industrial regions of Ukraine have...

G. I. Rudko

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Successful Characterization Strategies for the Active High Risk Y-12 National Security Complex 9201-5 (Alpha-5) Facility, Oak Ridge, TN - 12164  

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Building 9201-5 (Alpha 5) was completed in May 1944 and served as a production facility for National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Y-12 Weapons Plant. During the Manhattan Project, it functioned as a uranium enrichment facility. The facility was renovated and altered over the years, converting the calutrons to support other missions. Alpha 5 consists of 4 floors and a basement measuring approximately 600,000 square feet. The facility contains various pieces of equipment remaining from legacy operations. A significant amount (approximately 200,000 kgs) of mercury (Hg) has been spilled in the facility over the operational history of the building. To further complicate matters, beryllium (Be) contamination in 9201-5 is found throughout approximately sixty percent of the facility. Concentrations varying from very low (< 0.2 micrograms (?g)/100 cm{sup 2}) to areas where concentrations are relatively high, approximately 600 ?g/100 cm{sup 2}, in regulated beryllium areas. The primary site related contaminants (SRCs) for the waste in this facility are enriched uranium, depleted uranium, beryllium and mercury. This facility represents the highest environmental risk for DOE-ORO EM and NNSA at Y-12 and must be quickly addressed to minimize impacts to future Y-12 missions, as well as human health and the environment. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), approximately 700,000 cubic feet of legacy material was removed in 2010 and 2011. In addition, characterization of the 9201-5 facility was scheduled in the winter and spring of 2011. This activity was initiated in January 2011 and was completed in July 2011. Heavy schedule pressure was further complicated by the fact that this building has active utility, security and process systems. Given these complex variables, a unique, out of the box characterization strategy was forged in an effort to bound radiological and chemical contaminants, as well as providing the appropriate level of quality to ensure that this data could be used to develop waste profiles when deactivation, decontamination and demolition (D and D) activities are authorized at a future date. The characterization strategy involved a hybrid model of statistically-based and biased sampling events. To achieve the desired results, traditional intrusive sampling and laboratory analysis, as well as a number of field-based characterization methodologies (e.g., X-ray Fluorescence [XRF], Lumex and Non-Destructive Assay [NDA]) were utilized. Results were captured and synthesized into meaningful, usable conclusions in a facility characterization report that will more accurately aid D and D cost estimates for future remedial actions. This massive characterization campaign involved over 1,200 separate sample locations using 4 separate characterization methods and was successfully completed to meet a performance-based milestone within 8 months of initiation. (authors)

Birchfield, Joseph W. III [Link Technologies (United States); Albrecht, Linda [Alliant Corporation (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Risk Management Tool Attributes:  

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- Tools & SMEs - Tools & SMEs Outline for Breakout Session TOOLS 1. Types of Tools a. Risk Management - Database & Reports, risk register, risk forms, risk tracking & monitoring, basis of estimate, action item tracking, historical record of risks & changes, configuration control, enterprise-wide, metrics, risk performance index, risk checklist, graphical display, management reporting (various levels), risk communications b. Risk Analysis i. Cost, ii. budgets, funding, cash-flow analysis, iii. Schedule iv. tailoring categories v. Integrated Cost & Schedule vi. Project phase analysis; organization ownership & joint planning c. Risk Knowledge and Lessons Learned Database i. Enterprise-wide ii. Job/owner-specific iii. Workshops - project specific, risk management,

204

Risk Identification and Assessment  

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Mitigation Technique |Internal Control (if needed)| ||| ||| ||| References RiskOpportunity Categories People - Risks that affect the individual well being. Mission...

205

High-precision green densities of thick films and their correlation with powder, ink, and film properties  

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Abstract A precise geometrical method employing optical profilometry for green density measurements of thick films is presented that provides a typical reproducibility of 0.1–0.2% theoretical density (TD) and a measurement uncertainty of 0.2–0.4% TD for layer thicknesses of around 50 ?m. The procedure can be applied for all thick films with a dried thickness of 10 ?m or greater. In a case study, the green densities of screen-printed zirconia layers were investigated as a function of the starting powders (grain sizes from 0.1 to 0.4 ?m), the solid content, the chain length of ethyl cellulose as binder and its concentration, and two different dispersants and their concentration. Rheological ink properties, surface roughness, drying stresses from deflection measurements, the mechanical properties of green films, and the equivalent compaction pressure were measured and correlated with the green density data. Compressive binder forces and lubrication effects dominated the packing of the particles.

R. Mücke; O. Büchler; N.H. Menzler; B. Lindl; R. Vaßen; H.P. Buchkremer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Effect of low and high storage temperatures on head space gas concentrations and physical properties of wood pellets  

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Headspace gas concentrations and wood pellet properties were studied in sealed glass canisters at 5–40 degrees C storage temperatures. CO2 and CO concentrations at 5, 10, 20 and 40 degrees C at the end of 23–28 days of storage were 1600 and 200, 4700 and 1200, and 31 200 and 15 800 parts per million by volume (ppmv) respectively. Corresponding O2 concentration was about 19•49, 19•20, 18•0 and 2•07% respectively. Non-linear regression equations adequately described the gas concentrations in the storage container as a function of time. Safe level estimation functions developed were linear for O2 and logarithmic for CO and CO2 concentrations. Measured pellet properties moisture, length, diameter, unit, bulk and tapped density, durability, calorific value, ash content and per cent fines were in the range of 4•6–5•02%, 14–15 mm, 6•4–6•5 mm, 1125–1175 kg m-3, 750–770 kg m-3, 825–840 kg m-3, 73–74%, 18•32–18•78 MJ kg-1, 0•65–0•74% and 0•13–0•15%. Durability values of pellets decreased by 13% at 40 degrees C storage temperature and other properties changed marginally.

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru; Shahab Sokhansanj; C. Jim Lim; Tony Bi; Xingya Kuang; Staffan Melin

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Resources hs_msc33 Page 1 of 1 Date issued: 15-Apr-10 Field Activity Risk Matrix  

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with high risk factors, logging, quarries and mines, roading or similar development sites. Controlled High

Hickman, Mark

208

CANCER RISKS AM I AT RISK?  

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CANCER RISKS AM I AT RISK? It is often hard to explain why one person develops cancer and another does not. There are risk factors that could increase a person's likelihood of developing cancer, however, some people may have many of these risk factors and never get cancer. When thinking about your

Hardy, Christopher R.

209

Preparation and properties of high deposition a-Si:H films and solar cells using disilane: Final subcontract report, 1 May 1988--30 April 1989  

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The focus of research during the second phase of SERI Contract No. ZB-7-06002-1 was the fabrication of high efficiency amorphous silicon p-i-n solar cells using intrinsic layers deposited at high deposition rate (/minus/2 nm/s) from disilane discharges. In order to achieve this goal, we utilized higher discharge excitation frequencies (10-110 MRz) to improve the intrinsic layer properties. In this report, we discuss the influence of the driving frequency at fixed fr power density on silane and disilane discharges, the properties of materials deposited from these discharges, and the performance of p-i-n devices fabricated using intrinsic layers deposited at a rate of /minus/2 nm/s from disilane 110 MRz discharges. The use of higher excitation frequency in disilane discharges increases the deposition rate and results in films with improved properties compared with those deposited at similar deposition rate by increasing the rf power. As a result of these improvements, we have fabricated a p-i-n device at a deposition rate of 2nm/s with an AM1.5 efficiency of 9/7% over an area of 1 cm/sup 2/. This result exceeds the goals of this contract. 24 refs., 16 figs., 2 tabs.

Chatham, H.; Bhat, P.K.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hole-conductor-free perovskite organic lead iodide heterojunction thin-film solar cells: High efficiency and junction property  

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Hole-conductor-free perovskite organic lead iodide heterojunction thin-film solar cells: High-conductor-free organic lead iodide thin film solar cells have been fabricated with a sequential deposition method are comparable to that of the high-efficiency thin-film solar cells. VC 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. [http

Wang, Wei Hua

211

Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and High Temperature Transport Properties of p-type Cu2Zn1-xFexSnSe4  

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Iron substituted Cu2Zn1-xFexSnSe4 stannites were synthesized by reaction of the constituent elements and subsequent solid state annealing, followed by densification by hot-pressing. The compositions for each specimen were confirmed with a combination of Rietveld refinement and elemental analysis. Refinement results indicated that only the 2a site was occupied by Zn and Fe. Their high temperature transport properties were measured from 300 to 800 K. The electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity decrease with increasing Fe content. For the lower Fe content specimens with x = 0.2 and 0.4, the electrical properties are strongly temperature dependent, unlike that of the higher Fe content specimens (x = 0.6 and 0.8). A maximum ZT value of 0.46 was obtained at 800 K for Cu2Zn0.4Fe0.6SnSe4.

Dong, Yongkwan [University of South Florida, Tampa (USF)] [University of South Florida, Tampa (USF); Wang, Hsin [ORNL] [ORNL; Nolas, George S. [University of South Florida] [University of South Florida

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

0 0 Summary Our short-term outlook for a wide array of energy prices has been adjusted upward as international and domestic energy supply conditions have tightened. We think that crude oil prices are as likely as not to end the year $2 to $3 per barrel higher than our previous projections. Thus, we think that the probability of West Texas Intermediate costing an average of $30 per barrel or more at midwinter is about 50 percent. On their current track, heating oil prices are likely to be about 30 percent above year-ago levels in the fourth quarter. Prices for Q1 2001 seem more likely now to match or exceed the high level seen in Q1 2000. Tight oil markets this year and an inherent propensity for high gas utilization in incremental power supply have resulted in rising North American natural gas

213

Physical Properties of High-Level Cloud over Land and Ocean from CloudSat–CALIPSO Data  

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Unlike other cloud types, high-level clouds play an important role, often imposing a warming effect, in the earth–atmosphere radiative energy budget. In this paper, macro- and microphysical characteristics of cirrus clouds, such as their ...

Juan Huo; Daren Lu

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Rectification properties of n-type nanocrystalline diamond heterojunctions to p-type silicon carbide at high temperatures  

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Highly rectifying heterojunctions of n-type nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) films to p-type 4H-SiC substrates are fabricated to develop p-n junction diodes operable at high temperatures. In reverse bias condition, a potential barrier for holes at the interface prevents the injection of reverse leakage current from the NCD into the SiC and achieves the high rectification ratios of the order of 10{sup 7} at room temperature and 10{sup 4} even at 570?K. The mechanism of the forward current injection is described with the upward shift of the defect energy levels in the NCD to the conduction band of the SiC by forward biasing. The forward current shows different behavior from typical SiC Schottky diodes at high temperatures.

Goto, Masaki; Amano, Ryo; Shimoda, Naotaka [Graduate School of Automotive Science, Kyushu University, Nishiku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); Kato, Yoshimine, E-mail: yoshimine.kato@zaiko.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyushu University, Nishiku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); Teii, Kungen [Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Kyushu University, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580 (Japan)

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

215

Structure Design and Test Research on the Electrical Properties of High Voltage Instrumentation Cables for the Fusion Reactor  

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The HV instrumentation cable is an important route for the signals transmission from the superconducting magnets to the control system, it should be long term operated at around 4.2 K and withstand the high vo...

Qingsheng Gao; Xiongyi Huang; Yuntao Song; Weibin Xi…

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Properties of Fr-like Th3+ from rf spectroscopy of high-L Th2+ Rydberg ions  

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Relative positions of twenty n=28 Rydberg levels of Th2+ with L=9, 10, 11, and 12 were determined with sub-MHz precision using the rf-RESIS (resonant excitation Stark ionization spectroscopy) technique. The pattern of binding energies was analyzed with the effective potential model, modified to account for significant nonadiabatic effects. The analysis yielded measurements of several properties of the Fr-like Th3+ core ion, including the quadrupole moment, Q=0.5931(14) a.u.; hexadecapole moment, ? = ?0.69(28) a.u.; g factor, gJ=1.24(48); scalar and tensor dipole polarizabilities, ?D,0=15.224(33) a.u. and ?D,2 = ?5.30(11) a.u.; scalar quadrupole polarizability, ?Q,0=60(15) a.u.; and the reduced dipole and octupole matrix elements connecting the ground 5f 2F5/2 level with the low-lying 6d 2D3/2 level, |?2F5/2||M[1]||2D3/2?|=1.436(2) a.u. and |?2F5/2||M[3]||2D3/2?|=3.3(1.1) a.u. The measured properties are compared with theoretical predictions.

Julie A. Keele; Chris S. Smith; S. R. Lundeen; C. W. Fehrenbach

2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

217

Natural disasters and the challenge of extreme events: risk management from an insurance perspective  

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...high uncertainty in actual risk evaluation to an acceptable level. Due to the rarity...extreme events, specific risk prevention measures are hardly...high uncertainty in actual risk evaluation to an acceptable level. Due to the rarity...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Thermal properties of La2O3-doped ZrB2- and HfB2-based ultra-high temperature ceramics  

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Abstract Thermal properties of La2O3-doped ZrB2- and HfB2-based ultra high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) have been measured at temperatures from room temperature to 2000 °C and compared with SiC-doped ZrB2- and HfB2-based \\{UHTCs\\} and monolithic ZrB2 and HfB2. Thermal conductivities of La2O3-doped \\{UHTCs\\} remain constant around 55–60 W/mK from 1500 °C to 1900 °C while SiC-doped \\{UHTCs\\} showed a trend to decreasing values over this range.

E. Zapata-Solvas; D.D. Jayaseelan; P.M. Brown; W.E. Lee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Effect of composition and temperature on the properties of High-Level Waste (HLW) glasses melting above 1200{degrees}C (Draft)  

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Increasing the melting temperature of HLW glass allows an increase of waste loading (thus reducing product volume) and the production of more durable glasses at a faster melting rate. However, HLW glasses that melt at high temperatures differ in composition from glasses formulated for low temperature ({approximately}1150{degree}C). Consequently, the composition of high-temperature glasses falls in a region previously not well tested or understood. This report represents a preliminary study of property/composition relationships of high-temperature Hanford HLW glasses using a one-component-at-a-time change approach. A test matrix has been designed to explore a composition region expected for high-temperature high-waste loading HLW glasses to be produced at Hanford. This matrix was designed by varying several key components (SiO{sub 2}, B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Na{sub 2}O, Li{sub 2}O, Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, ZrO{sub 2}, Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}, P{sub 2}O{sub 5}, UO{sub 2}, TiO{sub 2}, Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and others) starting from a glass based on a Hanford HLW all-blend waste. Glasses were fabricated and tested for viscosity, glass transition temperature, electrical conductivity, crystallinity, liquidus temperature, and PCT release. The effect of individual components on glass properties was assessed using first- and second- order empirical models. The first-order component effects were compared with those from low-temperature HLW glasses.

Vienna, J.D.; Hrma, P.R.; Schweiger, M.J. [and others

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of high-oxygen thermal annealing on the structural, optical and electrical properties of ZnO discs made from 20-nm ZnO nanoparticles  

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20-nm nanoparticles of zinc oxide (ZnO) were used to make high-density ZnO discs by uniaxial pressing at 4 ton/cm2 pressure and sintering at 1200 °C for 1 hour. High-oxygen thermal annealing performed on the ZnO discs was found to have a profound impact especially enhanced grain growth even at a low annealing temperature of only 400 °C. Moreover we observed a unique secondary growth of ZnO nanoparticles and growth of multilayer grains that have not been reported elsewhere. The strong solid state reaction during annealing was probably attributed to the high surface area of the 20-nm ZnO nanoparticles that promoted strong surface reaction even at low annealing temperatures. The ZnO discs have been found to contain a very high concentration of structural defects (oxygen vacancies and zinc/oxygen interstitials) that was indicated by the dominant and broad visible photoluminescence (PL) emission in the green band with peaks at (519 - 533) nm and it was found that this visible emission was greatly increased after annealing treatment especially at 800 °C. Annealing treatment also was found to improved the grain crystallinity as illustrated by the lowering of intrinsic compressive stress based on the XRD lattice constant and full-wave half-maximum (FWHM) data. The electrical properties of the ZnO discs were also greatly influenced by the annealing treatment especially a big drop in the breakdown voltage from 362 V (as-grown sample) to 170 V (800 °C sample). The resistivity also experienced a dramatic drop from 267 k?.cm (as-grown sample) to 74.6 k?.cm (800 °C sample). High-oxygen thermal annealing can be employed as a new technique in controlling the breakdown voltage of ZnO discs made from ZnO nanoparticles with improved structural properties.

Rabab Khalid Sendi; Shahrom Mahmud

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of mathematical models for the prediction of organs-at-risk dosimetric metrics in high-dose-rate gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy  

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Purpose: Given the complicated nature of an interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy treatment plan, the use of a quantitative tool to evaluate the quality of the achieved metrics compared to clinical practice would be advantageous. For this purpose, predictive mathematical models to predict the D{sub 2cc} of rectum and bladder in interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy are discussed and validated.Methods: Previous plans were used to establish the relationship between D2cc and the overlapping volume of the organ at risk with the targeted area (C0) or a 1-cm expansion of the target area (C1). Three mathematical models were evaluated: D{sub 2cc}=?*C{sub 1}+? (LIN); D{sub 2cc}=?– exp(–?*C{sub 0}) (EXP); and a mixed approach (MIX), where both C{sub 0} and C{sub 1} were inputs of the model. The parameters of the models were optimized on a training set of patient data, and the predictive error of each model (predicted D{sub 2cc}? real D{sub 2cc}) was calculated on a validation set of patient data. The data of 20 patients were used to perform a K-fold cross validation analysis, with K = 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 20.Results: MIX was associated with the smallest mean prediction error <6.4% for an 18-patient training set; LIN had an error <8.5%; EXP had an error <8.3%. Best case scenario analysis shows that an error ?5% can be achieved for a ten-patient training set with MIX, an error ?7.4% for LIN, and an error ?6.9% for EXP. The error decreases with the increase in training set size, with the most marked decrease observed for MIX.Conclusions: The MIX model can predict the D{sub 2cc} of the organs at risk with an error lower than 5% with a training set of ten patients or greater. The model can be used in the development of quality assurance tools to identify treatment plans with suboptimal sparing of the organs at risk. It can also be used to improve preplanning and in the development of real-time intraoperative planning tools.

Damato, Antonio L.; Viswanathan, Akila N.; Cormack, Robert A. [Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States)] [Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

0 0 Highlights International Oil Markets Prices. We have raised our world oil price projection by about $2 per barrel for this month because of assumed greater compliance by OPEC to targeted cuts, especially for the second quarter of 2000 (Figure 1). The expected decline in world petroleum inventories continues (Figure 2), and, given the generally stiff resolve of OPEC members to maintain production cuts, any sign of a turnaround in stocks may be postponed until later this year than previously assumed (Q3 instead of Q2). Our current estimate for the average import cost this past January is now $25 per barrel, a nearly $15-per-barrel increase from January 1999. Crude oil prices are expected to remain at relatively high levels for the first half of 2000, but

223

Introduction Dynamic Risk Measures  

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Introduction Dynamic Risk Measures Dynamic Risk Measures from BMO martingales Bid-Ask Dynamic Pricing Procedure Conclusion MESURES DE RISQUE DYNAMIQUES DYNAMIC RISK MEASURES Jocelyne Bion-Nadal CNRS Risk Measures Dynamic Risk Measures from BMO martingales Bid-Ask Dynamic Pricing Procedure Conclusion

Bion-Nadal, Jocelyne

224

Leveraging Formal Methods and Fuzzing to Verify Security and Reliability Properties of Large-Scale High-Consequence Systems.  

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Formal methods describe a class of system analysis techniques that seek to prove specific propertiesabout analyzed designs, or locate flaws compromising those properties. As an analysis capability,these techniques are the subject of increased interest fromboth internal and external customersof Sandia National Laboratories. Given this lab's other areas of expertise, Sandia is uniquelypositioned to advance the state-of-the-art with respect toseveral research and application areaswithin formal methods. This research project was a one-yeareffort funded by Sandia's CyberSecurity S&T Investment Area in its Laboratory Directed Research&Development program toinvestigate the opportunities for formal methods to impactSandia's present mission areas, morefully understand the needs of the research community in the area of formal methods and whereSandia can contribute, and clarify from those potential research paths those that would best advancethe mission-area interests of Sandia. The accomplishmentsfrom this project reinforce the utilityof formal methods in Sandia, particularly in areas relevantto Cyber Security, and set the stagefor continued Sandia investments to ensure this capabilityis utilized and advanced within thislaboratory to serve the national interest.4

Ruthruff, Joseph; Armstrong, Robert C.; Davis, Benjamin Garry; Mayo, Jackson; Punnoose, Ratish J.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, structure, and properties of the high-temperature superconductor HgBa2CuO4+?  

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We report here the attempted synthesis of (Hg1-xCuy)Ba2CuO4+? (0?x?0.2, 0?y?0.2, y?x) and the results of a detailed characterization of the structural and superconducting properties of the resulting samples. Rietveld refinement of powder x-ray-diffraction data collected on all 15 samples synthesized found no partial Cu occupancy of the Hg site. We therefore conclude that for these samples no solid solution exists and the superconducting phase is simply HgBa2CuO4+?. Only one interstitial oxygen position O(3) was found, located exactly at the center of the Hg plane. An analysis of the structural refinements has produced a number of correlations between the exact location of the Ba2+ cation within the unit cell and a number of important superconducting parameters; these include the occupancy of the O(3) site, the extent of oxidation of the CuO2 planes, and the magnetic penetration depth.

J. P. Hodges; I. Gameson; P. P. Edwards; A. P. Kharel; A. Porch

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Country Political Risk Contents  

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For investors, domestic and international, the assessment of political risk is very important to decide whether to ... not in a particular market or country. Political risk can simply be defined as the risk of lo...

Mohamed A. Ramady

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perception of risk  

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...DECISION-THEORY, ANNUAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY 12 : 473 ( 1961 ). EDWARDS, W, IN PRESS RISK ANAL . FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK ( 1981 ). FISCHHOFF, B, POLICY SCI 8 : 127 ( 1978 ). FISCHHOFF, B, DEFINING RISK, POLICY SCIENCES 17 : 123...

P Slovic

1987-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A bifunctional adsorbent with high surface area and cation exchange property for synergistic removal of tetracycline and Cu2+  

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Abstract A novel bifunctional adsorbent with high surface area and cation exchange character (HAR-2) was prepared via copolymerization and hydrolysis reactions for the coremoval of tetracycline and Cu2+. HAR-2 possessed large specific surface area of 394 m2/g and high weak cation exchange capacity of 1.06 meq/g. The adsorption kinetics of TC or Cu2+ fitted both pseudo-first-order and pseudo-second order equations in single-substrate solution, whereas the adsorption kinetics were better described by pseudo-second order model in binary solutions. The adsorption of TC was an exothermic process, while the Cu2+ adsorption process was endothermic. The adsorption isotherms of TC and Cu2+ fitted the Langmuir model, suggesting a monolayer adsorption process. The adsorbed amount of TC was pronouncedly enhanced in the presence of Cu2+ due to the formation of tertiary surface complex HAR–Cu2+–TC. Likewise, the adsorption of Cu2+ was significantly improved by forming HAR–TC–Cu2+ complex in the presence of TC. The uptake of Cu2+ increased as pH increased, while the adsorbed amount of TC increased as pH rose from 2 to 3 but decreased when pH was further elevated from 3 to 6. The presence of NaCl exerted no significant influence on the adsorption of TC and negatively affected the adsorption of Cu2+. HAR-2 exhibited high stability over 5 repeated uses, only losing 6.3% and 18.4% of the initial adsorption capacity for TC and Cu2+, respectively.

Yan Ma; Qing Zhou; Sicong Zhou; Wei Wang; Jing Jin; Jiawen Xie; Aimin Li; Chendong Shuang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fundamental properties of monolithic bentonite buffer material formed by cold isostatic pressing for high-level radioactive waste repository  

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The methods of fabrication, handling, and emplacement of engineered barriers used in a deep geological repository for high level radioactive waste should be planned as simply as possible from the engineering and economic viewpoints. Therefore, a new concept of a monolithic buffer material around a waste package have been proposed instead of the conventional concept with the use of small blocks, which would decrease the cost for buffer material. The monolithic buffer material is composed of two parts of highly compacted bentonite, a cup type body and a cover. As the forming method of the monolithic buffer material, compaction by the cold isostatic pressing process (CIP) has been employed. In this study, monolithic bentonite bodies with the diameter of about 333 mm and the height of about 455 mm (corresponding to the approx. 1/5 scale for the Japanese reference concept) were made by the CIP of bentonite powder. The dry densities: {rho}d of the bodies as a whole were measured and the small samples were cut from several locations to investigate the density distribution. The swelling pressure and hydraulic conductivity as function of the monolithic body density for CIP-formed specimens were also measured. High density ({rho}d: 1.4--2.0 Mg/m{sup 3}) and homogeneous monolithic bodies were formed by the CIP. The measured results of the swelling pressure (3--15 MPa) and hydraulic conductivity (0.5--1.4 x 10{sup {minus}13} m/s) of the specimens were almost the same as those for the uniaxial compacted bentonite in the literature. It is shown that the vacuum hoist system is an applicable handling method for emplacement of the monolithic bentonite.

Kawakami, S.; Yamanaka, Y.; Kato, K.; Asano, H.; Ueda, H.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REAL-TIME IN-SITU MEASUREMENT OF MATERIAL ELASTIC PROPERTIES IN A HIGH GAMMA IRRADIATION ENVIRONMENT  

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The first measurements of elastic vibrations of an object in-situ to a high gamma irradiation field using a laser coupled resonant ultrasound method are described. A vibration mode of an Inconel hollow capped cylinder was measured throughout a period of 170 hours as the gamma radiation field was increased to 104 Gray/hour. The vibration mode frequency was observed to change in a manner consistent with the temperature dependence of the elastic stiffness coefficients of the material. These results illustrate the efficacy of the laser approach for real-time resonant ultrasound measurements in this severely hostile nuclear environment.

Ken Telschow; Rob Schley; Dave Cottle

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Decomposition of Risk Functionals  

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It is well known that most risk measures (risk functionals) are time .... to identify acceptable strategies in a decision or optimization process: the acceptability ...

Alois Pichler

2014-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study of the optical properties of atomic potassium in high-temperature carbon dioxide and nitrogen  

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This paper studies the absorption coefficient of atomic potassium in high-temperature carbon dioxide in the wavelength range 0.63-1.2 ..mu.. at temperatures of 2400-2600 degrees K and pressures of 0.8-1.6 MPa. Measurements were also made of the temperature and pressure of the investigated gas mixture and the density of the integral radiation flows. The calculations showed that behind a reflected shock wave in CO/sub 2/ the products of decomposition of particles of KNO/sub 3/ attain equilibrium with the gas after about 150 ..mu.. at Vs - 1.5 km/sec and after about 80 usec at Vs = 3.5 km/sec.

Zubareva, N.V.; Eigenson, E.B.; Kon'kov, A.A.; Krymov, G.A.; Shikov, V.K.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure-Property Relationship for Two-Photon Absorbing Multiporphyrins: Supramolecular Assembly of Highly-Conjugated Multiporphyrinic Ladders and Prisms  

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Two-photon absorption (TPA) phenomena of a series of single-strand as well as supramolecular self-assembled ladders and prisms of highly conjugated ethyne bridged multiporphyrin dimer, trimer, and star shaped pentamer have been investigated. The ligand mediated self-assembled supramolecular structures were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy and small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS) analysis. The TPA cross section values of multiporphyrins increase nonlinearly from {approx}100 to {approx}18000 GM with an increased number of porphyrin units and elongated ?-conjugation length by virtue of charge transfer and excited-state cumulenic configurations. The observed opposite TPA behavior between their supramolecular ladder and prism configurations necessitates the importance of interstrand interactions between the multiporphyrinic units and the overall shape of the assembly. Furthermore, the diminished TPA cross section of the pentamer, despite the increased ?-conjugation resulting from duplex formation suggests that destabilizing the essential functional configurations at the cost of elongation of ?-delocalization pathway must cause unfavorable effects. We have also shown that one- and two-photon allowed energy-levels of linear multiporphyrins are nearly isoenergetic and the latter transition originates exclusively from the extent of ?-delocalization within the molecule. The identical TPA maximum position of the trimer and pentamer indicates that the TPA of the pentamer arises only from its basic trimer unit in spite of its extended two-dimensional {pi}-conjugation pathway involving five porphyrinic units.

Easwaramoorthi, Shanmugam; Jang, So Young; Yoon, Zin Seok; Lim, Jong Min; Lee, Cheng-Wei; Mai, Chi-Lun; Liu, Yen-Chun; Yeh, Chen-Yu; Vura-Weis, Josh; Wasielewski, Michael R.; Kim, Dongho (NWU); (Yonsei); (NSHU)

2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of high-energy electron beam irradiation on the properties of ZnO thin films prepared by magnetron sputtering  

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In this work we demonstrate that high-energy electron beam irradiation (HEEBI) performed in air at room temperature affects remarkably the electrical, optical, and structural properties of undoped ZnO films prepared on SiO{sub 2} substrates by magnetron sputtering techniques. Hall and photoluminescence measurements revealed that the p-type conductivity was realized in HEEBI treated films with low dose of 10{sup 14} electrons/cm{sup 2} and converted to n-type conductivity with further increase in the amount of dose. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that indiffusion of Si from the substrate as well as N from the ambient into the films took place as a result of HEEBI treatment at high and low doses, respectively. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated that all as-grown films were found to have compressive stress, which was relieved to some extent by HEEBI treatment with high dose of 10{sup 16} electrons/cm{sup 2}. It was also found that better crystallinity with a bigger grain size was observed in HEEBI treated ZnO films with a higher dose. Field emission scanning electron microscope showed that HEEBI treated films with low dose had surface morphologies with big rodlike shapes. The major acceptorlike defects were determined to be oxygen interstitial and zinc vacancy. A model was proposed in terms of O, Zn, N, and Si diffusion to explain the observed results.

Yun, Eui-Jung [Department of Semiconductor and Display Engineering and Department of System and Control Engineering, Hoseo University, Asan, Chungnam 336-795 (Korea, Republic of); Jung, Jin Woo [Department of Semiconductor and Display Engineering, Hoseo University, Asan, Chungnam 336-795 (Korea, Republic of); Han, Young Hwan; Kim, Min-Wan; Lee, Byung Cheol [Laboratory for Quantum Optics, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Worst-Case Value-at-Risk of Non-Linear Portfolios  

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Jun 21, 2012 ... Portfolio optimization problems involving Value-at-Risk (VaR) are .... high portfolio return, whilst keeping the associated risk at an acceptable ...

2012-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

236

OF RISKS IN INFORMATION  

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is the process of as sessing risk, taking steps to reduce risk to an acceptable level, and main tainingMarch 1998 MANAGEMENT OF RISKS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS: PRACTICES OF SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS that the potential exists for severe damage. Systems are at risk from fraud, user errors, accidents and natural

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UNIVERSITY SERVICES RISK REGISTER Risk Impact Likelihood Risk  

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12 · Alignment of planning and budgeting · Regular budget review · Participation in UoG-wide planning Review Programme 6 The risk that key projects are not managed effectively and that standard business/management tool 1 The risk that US is unable to deliver its plan due to insufficient availability of resource 4 3

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Customer and retailer rebates under risk aversion  

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In a supply chain setting, we analyze a manufacturer's customer and retailer rebates, which are sales incentives offered to the end buyers and retailers, respectively. The performance of both rebates is influenced by the retailer's objective and response to the promotion due to his intermediary position in the channel. Earlier studies investigating rebates in distribution channels have traditionally assumed that the retailer is risk neutral with the objective of maximizing expected profits. In our paper, we consider a risk-averse retailer. We formally model risk aversion by adopting the Conditional-Value-at-Risk (CVaR) decision criterion. Using a stochastic and (effective) price dependent demand, we analyze the manufacturer's rebate amount decisions and the retailer's joint inventory and pricing decisions in a game theoretical framework. We provide several structural properties of the objective functions and show monotonicity of the retailer's decisions in the degree of risk aversion. For the case of retailer rebates, we characterize the unique equilibrium, and for the case of customer rebates, we prove the existence of an equilibrium. Using numerical examples, we provide further insights on the impact of risk aversion. For example, given an exogenous wholesale price, we observe a threshold value on the retailer's risk-aversion parameter below (above) which the manufacturer is better off with retailer rebates (customer rebates); implying that the manufacturer's preferred rebate type can be different depending on whether the retailer is risk neutral or sufficiently risk averse.

Ozgun Caliskan-Demirag; Youhua (Frank) Chen; Jianbin Li

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 12 - Security Risk Reviews  

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Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the security risk review (SRR). The purpose of the SRR process is to identify areas where one's security standards are not being met. The focus initially should be on applications and supporting infrastructure that are most critical to the organization. This risk analysis process follows five high-level steps: assess resources, generate findings, analyze risk, risk decision, and risk exceptions. The goal with the SRR is to prioritize not only the resources being evaluated but also the importance of the standards themselves. The standard requiring a log of all guest accesses to the data center may be rightly deemed less critical than the requirement to have swipe card access to the data center. Reviews should be performed periodically or whenever new policies/standards are adopted by the organization. A fundamental control for any organization is a collection of security policies and standards that set the tone for how to operate the business securely. Once these are in place, the challenge then becomes how to assess the organization's current alignment with these standards and determine which gaps most urgently need to be addressed. This may sound like an audit function, but there is a very important distinction here: this process is meant to proactively prioritize those areas where a deviation from the standard might be acceptable and recognize the cases where such a divergence cannot be tolerated. Like many risk activities, the result will either be a formal acceptance of the current state or a plan to mitigate the risks. This is one of the fundamental on-going risk assessment activities that will help to gauge the security posture of the organization versus what controls might be documented on paper.

Evan Wheeler

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Shuttle Record: Risks, Achievements  

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...Anders wrote that the high risks should "be brought to the attention ofthe President for his review." * In November 1979, Rocketdyne an-nounced that many shuttle engine welds were too weak because its workers unknow-ingly used the wrong welding wire...

ELIOT MARSHALL

1986-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufacturing and properties of newly developed 9%CrMoVNiNbN high-pressure low-pressure rotor shaft forging  

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In order to obtain the improved strength and toughness for high-pressure low-pressure rotor shaft forging, fundamental studies using laboratory heats were performed on the 9CrMoV base materials, and effects of chemistry on toughness and creep rupture strength were investigated. From the investigation, it is showed that the superclean 9CrMoVNiNbN steel with reduced Si and Mn contents and Ni addition provides a superior strength versus toughness balance. Based on these fundamental studies, a trial high-pressure low-pressure rotor shaft forging with diameter of low-pressure section of 1,750 mm and diameter of high-pressure section of 1,200 mm was successfully manufactured from the diameter of 1,800 mm, and the weight of 65 ton ESR ingot. From the evaluation test results of this trial rotor forging, homogeneous distribution of chemistry was confirmed and low impurity contents was observed in the whole forging. The superior strength and toughness were confirmed with good creep rupture strength. The FATT at the center of low-pressure section was {minus}3 C with the tensile strength level of 870 MPa. From the results of fracture toughness test, low cycle fatigue test, and isothermal aging test, superior mechanical properties were demonstrated. Thus, the superclean 9CrMoVNiNbN steel with reduced Si and Mn contents and Ni addition, is particularly suitable for the high-pressure low-pressure rotor material for advanced combined cycle power plants.

Azuma, Tsukasa; Tanaka, Yasuhiko; Ishiguro, Tohru; Yoshida, Hajime; Ikeda, Yasumi [Japan Steel Works, Muroran (Japan)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Assessment Documents Risk Assessment Documents ORNL RA Graphic Results ORNL Baseline Risk Assessment Results ORNL Screening Risk Assessment Results ORNL Other Risk Assessment Results ORNL RA Graphic Results WAG 2 Residential Landuse Sediment - Total Risk Sediment - Cesium 137 Risk Sediment - Cobalt 60 Risk Surface Water - Total Hazard Surface Water - Total Risk Surface Water - Strontium 90 Risk Surface Water - Tritium Risk Recreational Landuse Sediment - Total Risk Sediment - Cesium 137 Risk Sediment - Cobalt 60 Risk Surface Water - Total Hazard Surface Water - Total Risk Surface Water - Strontium 90 Risk Surface Water - Tritium Risk Recreational Landuse (No Fish) Surface Water - Total Hazard Surface Water - Total Risk Surface Water - Strontium 90 Risk Surface Water - Tritium Risk Industrial Landuse

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Abstract C50: Results of a phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of Polyphenon E in women with persistent high-risk HPV infection and low-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia  

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...mouse models in human cancer risk assessment. David A. Eastmond...Whether these models provide an acceptable replacement for the conventional...bioassay for assessing human cancer risks is the subject of ongoing debate...assessing the potential human health risks associated with exposure to...

Tomas Nuno; Francisco A.R. Garcia; Terri Cornelison; Amy L. Mitchell; David L. Greenspan; John W. Byron; Chiu-Hsieh Hsu; David S. Alberts; and Sherry Chow

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk stratification by analysis of electrocardiographic morphology following acute coronary syndromes  

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Patients who have suffered an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at elevated risk of future adverse events, including fatal arrhythmias or myocardial infarction. Risk stratification--he identification of high-risk patients--s ...

Sung, Philip Pohong

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of nano-ZrO2 on the mechanical and thermal properties of high temperature cementitious thermal energy storage materials  

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Abstract The mechanical and thermal properties of high temperature aluminate cementitious thermal energy storage materials modified with nano-ZrO2 are investigated. The influence of nano-ZrO2 amounts on the performance, such as compressive strength, thermal conductivity, volume heat capacity, and thermal expansion coefficient, of hardened composite cement pastes were studied for future solar thermal energy materials with better performance. It is observed that before heating the pore structure and compressive strength are both optimized at the optimum nano-ZrO2 amount of 1 wt%. At the same time, thermal conductivity and volume heat capacity of the composite paste enriched with nano-ZrO2 improved after heating at 350 and 900 °C compared with that of pure paste, which is very favorable for high thermal storage materials application. XRD, TG–DSC, FTIR, and MIP were used to characterize the mineral phases, the hydration/dehydration evolution, the chemical bonding, and the pore structures of the hydration products, respectively.

Huiwen Yuan; Yu Shi; Zhongzi Xu; Chunhua Lu; Yaru Ni; Xianghui Lan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LPP Risk Management Plan  

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

History and Process History and Process Slide 2 M E Environmental Management Environmental Management History â—¦ Current Baseline Process Overview â—¦ Identification â—¦ Simulation â—¦ Management Successes & Challenges Slide 3 M E Environmental Management Environmental Management Current Baseline Risks â—¦ 1 Week Risk Summit held week of August 4 th , 2008 Broad representation from all levels of Isotek, DOE, PTC, and outside consultants Focused on risk and opportunity identification Included risk description, assumptions, and triggers No quantification or analysis No restrictions, constraints, or filtering HQ provided facilitator Prescribed format and capture methodology Slide 4 M E Environmental Management Environmental Management Current Baseline Risks â—¦ Risk Summit Results

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Equation-of-state properties of high-energy-density matter using intense heavy ion beams with an annular focal spot  

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This paper presents two-dimensional numerical simulations of the hydrodynamic response of solid as well as hollow cylindrical targets made of lead that are irradiated by an intense beam of uranium ions which has an annular focal spot. Using a particle tracking computer code, it has been shown that a plasma lens can generate such a beam with parameters used in the calculations presented in this paper. The total number of particles in the beam is 2×1011 and the particle energy is about 200 MeV/u that means a total energy of approximately 1.5 kJ. This energy is delivered in a pulse that is 50 ns long. These beam parameters lead to a specific energy deposition of 50–100 kJ/g and a specific power deposition of 1–2 TW/g in solid matter. These calculations show that in case of the solid lead cylinder, it may be possible to achieve more than 4 times solid lead density along the cylinder axis at the time of maximum compression. The pressure in the compressed region is about 20 Mbar and the temperature is a few eV. In the case of a hollow cylinder, one also achieves the same degree of compression but now the temperature in the compressed region is much higher (over 10 eV). Such samples of highly compressed matter can be used to study the equation-of-state properties of high-energy-density matter. It is expected that by the end of the year 2001, after completion of the upgrade of the existing facilities, the above beam parameters will be available at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt. This will open up the possibility to carry out very interesting experiments on a number of important problems including the investigation of the EOS of high-energy-density matter.

N. A. Tahir, D. H. H. Hoffmann, A. Kozyreva, A. Shutov, J. A. Maruhn, U. Neuner, A. Tauschwitz, P. Spiller, and R. Bock

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Communication: Talking About Risk Reduction Instead of Acceptable Risk  

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The best way to communicate risk is NOT TO. Often the concern raised by people, ostensibly over the hazards associated with facilities in their community, tends to reflect a lack of trust of the firms that own...

Alfred Levinson

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public risk perception of nuclear waste  

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Nuclear waste has emerged as a very salient issue in the nuclear power debate. In the present study, a broad range of risk perception and attitude dimensions concerned with nuclear waste was investigated. It was found that most respondents from the general public were not willing to accept a local high-level nuclear waste repository in their home region. Nuclear waste was seen, by the public, as a very important issue. Regression analysis of perceived nuclear waste risk yielded a high level of explained variance (about 65%). Fear of radiation appeared to be an important determinant of the perceived risk and so was attitude to nuclear power, risk sensitivity and a pooled measure of the traditional psychometric dimensions of risk perception. A structural equations model of acceptance of a local repository was quite successful in explaining acceptance.

Lennart Sjoberg; Britt-Marie Drottz-Sjoberg

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Types of Risk  

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Types of risk associated with range ecosystems include climatic, biological, financial and political risks. These risks are explained so that managers can know how to handle them....

White, Larry D.; Hanselka, C. Wayne

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature Thermoelectric Properties of the Solid–Solution Zintl Phase Eu11Cd6Sb12–xAsx (x < 3)  

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Zintl phases are compounds that have shown promise for thermoelectric applications. The title solid–solution Zintl compounds were prepared from the elements as single crystals using a tin flux for compositions x = 0, 1, 2, and 3. Eu11Cd6Sb12–xAsx (x < 3) crystallize isostructurally in the centrosymmetric monoclinic space group C2/m (no. 12, Z = 2) as the Sr11Cd6Sb12 structure type (Pearson symbol mC58). Efforts to make the As compositions for x exceeding ?3 resulted in structures other than the Sr11Cd6Sb12 structure type. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction indicates that As does not randomly substitute for Sb in the structure but is site specific for each composition. The amount of As determined by structural refinement was verified by electron microprobe analysis. Electronic structures and energies calculated for various model structures of Eu11Cd6Sb10As2 (x = 2) indicated that the preferred As substitution pattern involves a mixture of three of the six pnicogen sites in the asymmetric unit. In addition, As substitution at the Pn4 site opens an energy gap at the Fermi level, whereas substitution at the other five pnicogen sites remains semimetallic with a pseudo gap. Thermoelectric properties of these compounds were measured on hot-pressed, fully densified pellets. Samples show exceptionally low lattice thermal conductivities from room temperature to 775 K: 0.78–0.49 W/mK for x = 0; 0.72–0.53 W/mK for x = 1; and 0.70–0.56 W/mK for x = 2. Eu11Cd6Sb12 shows a high p-type Seebeck coefficient (from +118 to 153 ? V/K) but also high electrical resistivity (6.8 to 12.8 m?·cm). The value of zT reaches 0.23 at 774 K. The properties of Eu11Cd6Sb12–xAsx are interpreted in discussion with the As site substitution.

Kazem, Nasrin; Xie, Weiwei; Ohno, Saneyuki; Zevalkink, Alexandra; Miller, Gordon J.; Snyder, G. Jeffrey; Kauzlarich, Susan M.

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Stability of Serum Concentrations of Cytokines and Soluble Receptors Measured Across Two Years in Low-Risk HIV-Seronegative Men  

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...7% over 5 years; high risk pathological lesion (e...were eligible due to a high risk pathological lesion, 4 by...calcium and vitamin D has acceptable effects on bone density in postmenopausal high risk women, although there were...

Mara M. Epstein; Elizabeth Crabb Breen; Larry Magpantay; Roger Detels; Lauren Lepone; Sudhir Penugonda; Jay H. Bream; Lisa Paula Jacobson; Otoniel Martínez-Maza; and Brenda M. Birmann

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Assess - updated  

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

Software Development Risk Assessment Software Development Risk Assessment Note: The purpose of this prompt list is to provide project managers with a tool for identifying and planning for potential project risks. It is process-based and supports the framework established by the DOE Software Engineering Methodology. It will be used within the stage exit process as an additional tool to ensure that the project manager has identified and is managing known risk factors. Additional detailed information describes the various risk factors and how to score them. Performing a risk assessment is an important step in being prepared for potential problems that can occur within any software project. During the risk assessment, if a potential risk is identified, a solution or plan of action should be developed. (A problem analyzed and planned

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Country Risk Assessment  

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There are a multitude of organizations providing country risk services using their proprietary benchmarking. The central ... in a quantifiable manner, individual country sovereign risk and the implication of such...

Mohamed A. Ramady

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enterprise Risk Management Model  

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Model The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Model is a system used to analyze the cost and benefit of addressing risks inherent in the work performed by the Department of Energy....

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Risk Mitigation and Management  

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are combined to form a technical risk reduction strategy, sometimes referred to as a technology roadmap. The tools can be applied to non-technical, programmatic risk areas as...

257

Uncertainty and Risk  

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This chapter shows how multiple realizations can be used to support the assessment of uncertainty and risk.

Mario E. Rossi; Clayton V. Deutsch

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Learning and risk aversion  

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This dissertation contains three essays on learning and risk aversion. In the first essay we consider how learning may lead to risk averse behavior. A learning rule is said to be risk averse if it is expected to add more probability to an action...

Oyarzun, Carlos

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

259

Risk, uncertainty and regulation  

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...themselves, is What is an acceptable level of risk? The 27 million, 16-volume...deciding whether or not a risk is acceptable is comparison. There is...government should be to reduce risk to a level that is acceptable to most people, and this...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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February 2002 RISK MANAGEMENT  

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to an acceptable level. The objective of performing risk man agement is to enable the organization to accomplishFebruary 2002 RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS By Joan S. Hash, Computer This ITL Bulletin describes risk man agement methodology and how to integrate it into an information tech

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Acceptable Levels of Risk in Setting Chemical Standards  

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The setting of a chemical standard is a function not only of the toxic properties of the chemical but also the level of risk under which the standard is established. This ... demonstrates the quantitative effects...

Paul S. Price

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of steam-drive production on the properties of high-molecular weight components of heavy Ashal`chinsk crude oil  

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A comparative analysis has been made of the composition and properties of heavy Ashal`chinsk crude oil produced both by natural flow and by the steam-drive method. It has been shown that the use of the steam-drive method in order to improve Elie oil yield leads to certain changes in the composition of the oil produced, which is reflected in a change in quality of the target petroleum products. In particular, because of the additional presence in the crude oil of high-molecular weight n-alkanes, there is an increase in the pour point and viscosity index of paraffinic-naphthenic hydrocarbons, which are the main components of residual base oils. An experimental study of the influence of temperatures characteristic of the steam-drive method (300{degrees}C) on the asphaltene-resinous components of Ashal`chinsk crude oil confirmed that during steam-drive production these substances undergo degradation processes associated with detachment of alkyl substituents at peripheral fragments containing sulphur, oxygen, nitrogen and other heteroatoms and consequently are a potential source of alkane hydrocarbons.

Kayukova, G.P.; Kurbskii, G.P.; Lifanova, Ye.V. [and others

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature phase stabilities and electrochemical properties of InBaCo4-xZnxO7 cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells  

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InBaCo4-xZnxO7 oxides have been synthesized and characterized as cathode materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFC). The effect of Zn substitution for Co on the structure, phase stability, thermal expansion, and electrochemical properties of the InBaCo4-xZnxO7 has been investigated. The increase in the Zn content from x = 1 to 1.5 improves the high temperature phase stability at 600 oC and 700 oC for 100 h, and chemical stability against a Gd0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (GDC) electrolyte. Thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) values of the InBaCo4-xZnxO7 (x = 1, 1.5, 2) specimens were determined to be 8.6 10-6 9.6 10-6 /oC in the range of 80 900 oC, which provides good thermal expansion compatibility with the standard SOFC electrolyte materials. The InBaCo4-xZnxO7 + GDC (50:50 wt. %) composite cathodes exhibit improved cathode performances compared to those obtained from the simple InBaCo4-xZnxO7 cathodes due to the extended triple-phase boundary (TPB) and enhanced oxide-ion conductivity through the GDC portion in the composites.

Kim, Jung-Hyun [ORNL; Young Nam, Kim [University of Texas, Austin; Bi, Zhonghe [ORNL; Manthiram, Arumugam [University of Texas, Austin; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL; Huq, Ashfia [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GCC Composite Risk: Political Risk at the Heart  

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The individual GCC country risk chapters have revealed divergent risk parameters in the three core risk areas—economic, financial, and political. This chapter examines the GCC composite risk as a whole, and compa...

Mohamed A. Ramady

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk analysis and risk management: a European insight  

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......1996 Challenges in risk assessment and risk management (Preface...the American Academy of Political and Social Science...social, cultural, and political forces that dictate success and failure in risk assessment and risk management......

Zoe Nivolianitou

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk analysis and risk management: a European insight  

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......and environmental risks. Scientific analysis of risks cannot allay our fears...social, cultural, and political forces that dictate success and failure in risk assessment and risk...done already in the insurance discipline, where even......

Zoe Nivolianitou

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk analysis and risk management: a European insight  

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......ANALYSIS AND RISK MANAGEMENT: AEUROPEAN INSIGHT...public trust. The science of risk assessment...assessment and risk management. Understanding...radically different approaches to risk and environmental management. On the other......

Zoe Nivolianitou

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Quantitative Risk Assessment and the Notion of Acceptable Risk  

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Kristen Shrader-Frechette divides the activity of quantitative risk assessment (QRA) into three stages: (1) risk identification, (2) risk estimation, and (3) risk evaluation.1 Given the present level of developme...

James Humber; Robert Almeder

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Procurement and Property Management  

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Doing Business with... Doing Business with... Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Procurement and Property Management provides customers with timely, cost-effective procurement and property management services integrated with and supporting the Laboratory's science, technology and cleanup missions in accordance with the prime contract and customer expectations. Services Include: Procurement of high quality supplies and services that meet customer requirements, Identification and control of government property, Maintaining an efficient stores operation, Expeditious shipping, receiving and delivery services. PPM Has Moved! We are located at: 44 Ramsey Road Shirley, NY 11967 Directions Procurement Property Management Purchasing System Approval (pdf) Personal Property Approval (pdf)

270

The Enterprise Risk Management Model  

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needed Cost Effective Risk Management *What is the most effective method for bringing risk down to an acceptable level? *Are the controls most expensive than the risk? 6 Risk...

271

SPRU Removes High-Risk Radioactive Waste  

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NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – EM’s Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) Disposition Project completed a significant waste-treatment campaign in February that involved the solidification of approximately 9,700 gallons of contaminated sludge and 14 shipments of the waste off-site for permanent disposal.

272

Probing Structure-Property Relationship of Energy Storage Materials Using Ex-Situ, In-Situ Dynamic Microscopy and Spectroscopy with High Spatial and Fast Temporal Resolution  

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Probing Structure-Property Relationship of Energy Storage Materials Using Ex-Situ, In-Situ Dynamic, chemistry, and properties of energy storage materials Find general guiding principle for accelerated-situ chemical imaging and spectroscopic study of structure and chemical evolution of new energy storage

273

Zircaloy cladding mechanical properties  

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This paper is concerned with life-limiting aspects of the Zircaloy cladding material, with emphasis on the fuel-clad interaction type of failure. The tensile test and creep properties and the changes of these due to neutron irradiation are reviewed. A section on high temperature properties of interest in loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) analysis is also included. The paper is concluded with a discussion of the optimum choice of cladding material properties and the basis of the data reviewed.

K. Hannerz; G. Vesterlund

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

This Personal Property Letter (PPL) is issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary  

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Personal Property Letter (PPL) is issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Procurement Personal Property Letter (PPL) is issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Assistance Management pursuant to a delegation from the Secretary in order to provide interim guidance on personal property management matters. ******.* * ******...* *.*** CITATION FAR 45 DEAR 945 DEAR 970.5204-21 41 CFR 101 41 CFR 109 10 CFR 600.130 10 CFR 600.232 22 CFR 121 Pumose: The purpose of this PPL is to ensure that Department of Energy (DOE) organizations, contractors, and financial assistance recipients incorporate into their personal property management programs those controls appropriate to safeguard against the inadvertent transfer or disposal of certain items of personal property and related technical information which represent a high risk in terms of nuclear proliferation and/or

275

Chapter 1 - Risk Management  

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This chapter describes the principles of risk management as they apply to the offshore oil and gas industry, the impact the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo event had on the industry and how safety management systems have evolved in response. The fundamentals of safety management are described including: acceptable risk, process safety and culture, the use of risk matrices, the economics of offshore safety, means of measuring progress, and leading and lagging indicators. The distinction between prescriptive and nonprescriptive systems is discussed.

Ian Sutton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Project Risk Management:.  

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?? The recent increase in international projects has resulted in higher risk along with difficulties in control and coordination. Effective project management can therefore be… (more)

Koelmeyer, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Political Risk in Finland.  

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?? Thesis political risk in Finland will explain the real nature of the financial crisis in Finland in the beginning of 1990’s. Before 1990’s Finland… (more)

Davidsson, Jukka

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Essays in financial economics and risk management  

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criterion can be implemented by exploiting the fat tail property of asset returns and the statistical theory of extremes. We document how such portfolios would perform during the Asian Crisis, a stern test for a downside-risk constraint, as the Asian Crisis..., given initial wealth Wt, an investor makes his optimal choice of both risk-free and risky assets to maximize his next period?s wealth. Let bt denotes the optimal amount of borrowing1 at time t, Xjt is the optimal amount of risky asset j that the investor...

Zou, Lin

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

279

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Graphic Results Graphic Results Baseline Risk Assessment Results Screening Risk Assessment Results Other Risk Assessment Results Graphic Results K-25 Groundwater Residential Landuse Bedrock Wells - Total Hazard (range: 1-30) Bedrock Wells - Total Hazard (range: 0.1 - 1) Bedrock Wells - Total Risk Bedrock Wells - Arsenic Risk Bedrock Wells - Dichloroethene, 1,1- Risk Bedrock Wells - Trichloroethene Risk Unconsolidated Wells - Total Hazard (range: 1-150) Unconsolidated Wells - Total Hazard (range: 0.1 - 1) Unconsolidated Wells - Total Risk (range:10-4 - 1) Unconsolidated Wells - Total Risk (range:10-6 - 10-4) Unconsolidated Wells - Arsenic Risk Unconsolidated Wells - Trichloroethene Risk ORNL WAG 2 Residential Landuse Sediment - Total Risk Sediment - Cesium 137 Risk Sediment - Cobalt 60 Risk

280

Risk Evaluation for CO{sub 2} Geosequestration in the Knox Supergroup  

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This report describes a process and provides seed information for identifying and evaluating risks pertinent to a hypothetical carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) capture and sequestration (CCS) project. In the envisioned project, the target sequestration reservoir rock is the Potosi Formation of the Knox Supergroup. The Potosi is identified as a potential target formation because (1) at least locally, it contains vuggy to cavernous layers that have very high porosity, and (2) it is present in areas where the deeper Mt. Simon Sandstone (a known potential reservoir unit) is absent or nonporous. The key report content is discussed in Section 3.3, which describes two lists of Features, Events, and Processes (FEPs) that should be considered during the design stage of such a project. These lists primarily highlight risk elements particular to the establishment of the Potosi as the target formation in general. The lists are consciously incomplete with respect to risk elements that would be relevant for essentially all CCS projects regardless of location or geology. In addition, other risk elements specific to a particular future project site would have to be identified. Sources for the FEPs and scenarios listed here include the iconic Quintessa FEPs list developed for the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas (IEAGHG) Programme; previous risk evaluation projects executed by Schlumberger Carbon Services; and new input solicited from experts currently working on aspects of CCS in the Knox geology. The projects used as sources of risk information are primarily those that have targeted carbonate reservoir rocks similar in age, stratigraphy, and mineralogy to the Knox-Potosi. Risks of using the Potosi Formation as the target sequestration reservoir for a CCS project include uncertainties about the levels of porosity and permeability of that rock unit; the lateral consistency and continuity of those properties; and the ability of the project team to identify suitable (i.e., persistently porous and permeable) injection depths within the overall formation. Less direct implications include the vertical position of the Potosi within the rock column and the absence of a laterally extensive shale caprock immediately overlying the Potosi. Based on modeling work done partly in association with this risk report, risks that should also be evaluated include the ability of available methods to predict and track the development of a CO{sub 2} plume as it migrates away from the injection point(s). The geologic and hydrodynamic uncertainties present risks that are compounded at the stage of acquiring necessary drilling and injection permits. It is anticipated that, in the future, a regional geologic study or CO{sub 2}-emitter request may identify a small specific area as a prospective CCS project site. At that point, the FEPs lists provided in this report should be evaluated by experts for their relative levels of risk. A procedure for this evaluation is provided. The higher-risk FEPs should then be used to write project-specific scenarios that may themselves be evaluated for risk. Then, actions to reduce and to manage risk can be described and undertaken. The FEPs lists provided as Appendix 2 should not be considered complete, as potentially the most important risks are ones that have not yet been thought of. But these lists are intended to include the most important risk elements pertinent to a Potosi-target CCS project, and they provide a good starting point for diligent risk identification, evaluation, and management.

Leetaru, Hannes

2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Risk within reason  

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...STREET J 0629 A14 ( 1989 ). AMES, B.N., RANKING POSSIBLE CARCINOGENIC...271 ( 1987 ). ARROW, K.J., RISK PERCEPTION IN PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS...INT ECON REV 10 : 1 ( 1969 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK ( 1981 ). FUCHS, V, WHO SHALL...

RJ Zeckhauser; WK Viscusi

1990-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

282

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Assessment Documents Risk Assessment Documents Y-12 RA Graphic Results Y-12 Baseline Risk Assessment Results Y-12 Screening Risk Assessment Results Bullet Graphic Risk Results Arrow Bear Creek Valley Maps Residential Landuse Groundwater - Total Hazard (range: 1 - 900) Groundwater - Total Hazard (range: 0.1 - 1) Groundwater - Total Risk (range: 10-4 - 1) Groundwater - Total Risk (range: 10-5 - 10-4) Groundwater - Total Risk (range: 10-6 - 10-5) Groundwater - Dichloroethane, 1,1- Hazard Groundwater - Dichloroethene, 1,1- Hazard Groundwater - Dichloroethene, 1,1- Risk Groundwater - Dichloroethane, 1,2- Risk Groundwater - Dichloroethene, 1,2- Hazard Groundwater - Nitrate Hazard Groundwater - Radium Risk Groundwater - Technetium-99 Risk Groundwater - Tetrachloroethene Hazard Groundwater - Tetrachloroethene Risk

283

Redefining Risk Boundaries in a Shifting Global Chemical Market  

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Considering that geographical areas with increasing chemical production tend to be located in emerging and developing countries facing limited political representation, high background levels of risk, and less stringent regulation and enforcement, there are also strong ethical reasons for attempting to minimize the imposition of additional risks for these socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. ... In addition to addressing potential ethical concerns about transferring and exacerbating risk to emerging and developing countries, the latter proposal would also help revitalize chemical production, jobs, and investment within EU and NAFTA countries. ... Slovic, P.Trust, emotion, sex, politics, and science: surveying the risk-assessment battlefield Risk Anal 1999, 19 ( 4) 689– 701 ...

David C. Volz; Kevin C. Elliott

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

284

The Challenge of Earthquake Risk  

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...Earthquake Risk Assessment Warwick Smith...Geological Nuclear Sciences...seismic hazard assessment. It is now...pressing: risk assessment...the risk of terrorism and issues...g., for nuclear power plants). Unlike...value to the risk manager...be. Risk assessment is an area...

Warwick Smith

285

Risk Dynamics?An Analysis for the Risk of Change  

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Notions of “acceptable” risk may be inadequate. (Kaplan anda core one, such as the acceptable risk. For instance, if aWhat constitutes an acceptable risk when the definition is

Huang, Tailin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Risk Assessment: Establishing Practical Thresholds for Acceptable and Tolerable Risks  

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Risk assessment therefore requires a broad understanding of ... targeted to determine the acceptability of a given risk for diverse groups or individuals within any society. If certain levels of risk are deemed b...

Graciela Peters-Guarin; Stefan Greiving

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

High-Risk, High-Reward Simulations | ornl.gov  

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to meet the projected rise in energy consumption. In addition, concerns over the greenhouse effect are leading policy makers to emphasize carbon-free energy sources to avoid...

288

Adaptation and risk management  

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Adaptation assessment methods are compatible with the international risk management standard ISO:31000. Risk management approaches are increasingly being recommended for adaptation assessments at both national and local levels. Two orientations to assessments can commonly be identified: top-down and bottom-up, and prescriptive and diagnostic. Combinations of these orientations favor different types of assessments. The choice of orientation can be related to uncertainties in prediction and taking action, in the type of adaptation and in the degree of system stress. Adopting multiple viewpoints is to be encouraged, especially in complex situations. The bulk of current guidance material is consistent with top-down and predictive approaches, thus is most suitable for risk scoping and identification. Abroad range ofmaterial fromwithin and beyond the climate change literature can be used to select methods to be used in assessing and implementing adaptation. The framing of risk, correct formulation of the questions being investigated and assessment methodology are critical aspects of the scoping phase. Only when these issues have been addressed should be issue of specific methods and tools be addressed. The reorientation of adaptation from an assessment focused solely on anthropogenic climate change to broader issues of vulnerability/resilience, sustainable development and disaster risk, especially through a risk management framework, can draw from existing policy and management understanding in communities, professions and agencies, incorporating existing agendas, knowledge, risks, and issues they already face.

Preston, Benjamin L [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Systems at Risk as Risk to the System  

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infrastructure protection (CIP) debate itself, but its twosystemic risk language. CIP practitioners are particularlyinteraction. Risk: Because CIP is primarily concerned with

Cavelty, Myriam Dunn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Risk in the Weapons Stockpile  

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When it comes to the nuclear weapons stockpile, risk must be as low as possible. Design and care to keep the stockpile healthy involves all aspects of risk management. Design diversity is a method that helps to mitigate risk.

Noone, Bailey C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

291

Risk Evaluation and Reduction | Department of Energy  

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Coordination Office Risk Evaluation and Reduction Risk Evaluation and Reduction The Project Management Coordination Office (PMCO) coordinates risk management activities...

292

International political risk and government bond pricing  

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Abstract This paper investigates the impact of international political risk on government bond yields in 34 debtor countries using a comprehensive database of 109 international political crises from 1988 through 2007. After employing the total number of international political crises as a proxy for political risk and controlling for country-specific economic conditions, we establish a positive and significant link between international political risk and government bond yields. This is consistent with global bond investors demanding higher returns at times of high political uncertainty. In addition, we show that international political risk has a reduced adverse effect on bond prices when the debtor country has a stable political system and strong investor protection.

Tao Huang; Fei Wu; Jing Yu; Bohui Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

INVENT SEMINAR Intellectual Property & Commercialisation  

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­ Invent, DCU Protection of our intellectual property rights is becoming increasingly important as we of protection and exploitation of intellectual property. It will also detail the financial benefit scheme in protection of intellectual property. · Patenting process. · Maintaining high quality, verifiable research

Humphrys, Mark

294

Risk Management RM  

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Risk Management Review Module Risk Management Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O 0 OFFICE OF C CD-1 F ENVIRO Standard R Risk M Rev Critical Decis CD-2 M ONMENTAL Review Plan Managem view Module sion (CD) Ap CD March 2010 L MANAGE (SRP) ment e pplicability D-3 EMENT CD-4 Post Ope eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE-STD-1189-2008, Integration of Safety into the Design Process, and EM's internal

295

Risks to the public  

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Edited by Peter G. Neumann (Risks Forum Moderator and Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual ...

Peter G. Neumann

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Risk Management Specialist  

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(See Frequently Asked Questions for more information). Where would I be working? Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office, Office of the Chief Risk Officer (A0400). 12155 West...

297

Risk Management Guide  

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This Guide provides non-mandatory risk management approaches for implementing the requirements of DOE O 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Cancels DOE G 413.3-7.

2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

298

Risks to the public  

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Edited by Peter G. Neumann (Risks Forum Moderator and Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual ...

Peter G. Neumann

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Risks to the public  

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Edited by Peter G. Neumann (Risks Forum Moderator and Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual ...

Peter G. Neumann

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Insurance demand and country risks: A nonlinear panel data analysis  

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Abstract This paper investigates the impact of country risks, including political, financial, and economic risks, on the income elasticity of insurance demand. Using the panel smooth transition regression model, we find that there is a significant regime-switching effect concerning the impact of country risks on the income elasticity of insurance demand. A full-sample analysis shows that the income elasticity of insurance demand decreases when country risks diminish. In a subsample analysis based on income level, legal origin, and restriction on banks' participation in insurance activities, we find that the elasticity diminishes in general when economic risk drops. When political risk is lower, the elasticity decreases in countries with high-income, common law origin, and insurance activities permitted by banks, whereas a clear pattern cannot be identified in the case of financial risk.

Chien-Chiang Lee; Yi-Bin Chiu; Chi-Hung Chang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Environment, Safety, and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP)  

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The Environment, Safety and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP) models human safety and health risk resulting from waste management and environmental restoration activities. Human safety and health risks include those associated with storing, handling, processing, transporting, and disposing of radionuclides and chemicals. Exposures to these materials, resulting from both accidents and normal, incident-free operation, are modeled. In addition, standard industrial risks (falls, explosions, transportation accidents, etc.) are evaluated. Finally, human safety and health impacts from cleanup of accidental releases of radionuclides and chemicals to the environment are estimated. Unlike environmental impact statements and safety analysis reports, ESHRAP risk predictions are meant to be best estimate, rather than bounding or conservatively high. Typically, ESHRAP studies involve risk predictions covering the entire waste management or environmental restoration program, including such activities as initial storage, handling, processing, interim storage, transportation, and final disposal. ESHRAP can be used to support complex environmental decision-making processes and to track risk reduction as activities progress.

Eide, Steven Arvid; Thomas Wierman

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Short rotation forestry feedstock: Influence of particle size segregation on biomass properties  

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Abstract Short rotation forestry (SRF) is a promising feedstock for production of biofuels via the thermochemical route. Five poplar biomasses (SRF of different clones and ages, and debarked wood) were ground and separated into three particle size fractions: 0.4 mm. The characterization of these samples was performed to evaluate the quality and homogeneity of SRF feedstocks. Some major properties related to thermochemical processes were measured: chemical composition, organic and inorganic elemental compositions. The heterogeneity in SRF feedstock properties, resulting from high bark content, appeared to be transferred to particle size fractions. The results obtained highlighted that fine particles below 0.2 mm had very specific properties, close to those of bark. The removal of this fraction would result in a more homogeneous feedstock, avoiding the issue caused by segregation risk for process stability. Such removal of small particles would also modify the biomass properties by reducing bark amount, improving the suitability of SRF feedstock for thermochemical conversion.

S. Jacob; D. Da Silva Perez; C. Dupont; J.-M. Commandré; F. Broust; A. Carriau; D. Sacco

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Effect of nitrogen incorporation on improvement of leakage properties in high-k HfO{sub 2} capacitors treated by N{sub 2}-plasma  

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The nitrogen incorporation into the HfO{sub 2} films with an EOT (equivalent oxide thickness) of 9 A was performed by N{sub 2}-plasma to improve the electrical properties. The dielectric properties and a leakage current characteristics of the capacitors were investigated as a function of plasma power and plasma treatment temperature. The dielectric constant of the capacitors is not influenced by nitrogen incorporation. The N{sub 2}-plasma treatment at 300 deg. C and 70 W exhibits the most effective influence on improvement of the leakage current characteristics. Leakage current density of the capacitors treated at 300 deg. C and 70 W exhibits a half order of magnitude lower than that without plasma treatment. Nitrogen incorporated into the HfO{sub 2} films possesses the intrinsic effect that drastically reduce the electron leakage current through HfO{sub 2} dielectrics by deactivating the V{sub O} (oxygen vacancy) related gap states.

Seong, Nak-Jin; Yoon, Soon-Gil; Yeom, Seung-Jin; Woo, Hyun-Kyung; Kil, Deok-Sin; Roh, Jae-Sung; Sohn, Hyun-Chul [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daeduk Science Town, 305-764, Daejon (Korea, Republic of); Hynix Semiconductor Inc., San 136-1 Ami-ri Bubal-eub Icheon-si Kyoungki-do, 467-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2005-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

304

EXTRAPOLATING RADIATION-INDUCED CANCER RISKS FROM LOW DOSES TO VERY LOW DOSES  

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. Brenner* Abstract--There is strong evidence that ionizing radiation increases cancer risks at high doses. There exists a range of high radiation doses which demonstra- bly increase cancer risks, and a lower dose rangePaper EXTRAPOLATING RADIATION-INDUCED CANCER RISKS FROM LOW DOSES TO VERY LOW DOSES David J

Brenner, David Jonathan

305

Investigation on the effects of ultra-high pressure and temperature on the rheological properties of oil-based drilling fluids  

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Designing a fit-for-purpose drilling fluid for high-pressure, high-temperature (HP/HT) operations is one of the greatest technological challenges facing the oil and gas industry today. Typically, a drilling fluid is subjected to increasing...

Ibeh, Chijioke Stanley

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

306

About the relevance ofthe concept of risk acceptability in the risk analysis and risk management process: A decisional  

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About the relevance ofthe concept of« risk acceptability » in the risk analysis and risk management will show how the establish concept of "risks acceptability" can induce bias on the way risk analysis aid, risk analysis, risk acceptability, land-use. 2. Prevention of technological risks: The French

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

307

Ab initio calculations of the physical properties of transition metal carbides and nitrides and possible routes to high-T{sub c} superconductivity  

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We report ab initio linear-response calculations of the phonon spectra and the electron-phonon interaction for several transition metal carbides and nitrides in a NaCl-type structure. For NbC, the kinetic, optical, and superconducting properties are calculated in detail at various pressures and the normal-pressure results are found to agree well with the experiment. Factors accounting for the relatively low critical temperatures T{sub c} in transition metal compounds with light elements are considered and the possible ways of increasing T{sub c} are discussed.

Maksimov, E. G., E-mail: maksimov@lpi.ru; Ebert, S. V. [Lebedev Physics Institute (Russian Federation); Magnitskaya, M. V.; Karakozov, A. E. [Vereshchagin Institute for High Pressure Physics (Russian Federation)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

308

Risk Informing the Commercial Nuclear Enterprise  

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Events V. The Path Forward #12;3 I. Managing Risk to the Business Each CENG nuclear plant Post-Fukushima Response New NRC Regulations EPA Cooling Water Intake regulation GSI 191 4 Cyber Level of Control Mitigation Fukushima Response High cost of studies, modifications, uncertainty

Bernstein, Joseph B.

309

A probabilistic approach to risk management in mission-critical information technology infrastructure  

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In the nuclear, aerospace and chemical industries, the need for risk management is straightforward. When a system failure mode may cause a very high cost in lives or economic value, risk management becomes a necessity. In ...

Oren, Gadi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Understanding the critical variables affecting the level of political risks in international construction projects  

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Contractors in the international marketplace are experiencing more severe political risks than ever before. They have also in ... response endeavored to mitigate the high degree of political risk exposure in orde...

Deng Xiaopeng; Low Sui Pheng

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among women in Connecticut  

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Several hereditary syndromes characterized by defective DNA repair are associated with high risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). To explore whether common polymorphisms in DNA repair genes affect risk of NHL in th...

Min Shen; Tongzhang Zheng; Qing Lan; Yawei Zhang; Shelia H. Zahm…

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Alcohol consumption and the risk of stroke among hypertensive and overweight men  

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High blood pressure and overweight are risk factors for stroke. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between alcohol consumption and the risk of stroke according to the level of blood pr...

Sanna H. Rantakömi; Jari A. Laukkanen; Juhani Sivenius…

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

The Nevada initiative: A risk communication Fiasco  

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The U.S. Congress has designated Yucca Mountain, Nevada as the only potential site to be studied for the nation`s first high-level nuclear waste repository. People in Nevada strongly oppose the program, managed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Survey research shows that the public believes there are great risks from a repository program, in contrast to a majority of scientists who feel the risks are acceptably small. Delays in the repository program resulting in part from public opposition in Nevada have concerned the nuclear power industry, which collects the fees for the federal repository program and believes it needs the repository as a final disposal facility for its high-level nuclear wastes. To assist the repository program, the American Nuclear Energy Council (ANEC), an industry group, sponsored a massive advertising campaign in Nevada. The campaign attempted to assure people that the risks of a repository were small and that the repository studies should proceed. The campaign failed because its managers misunderstood the issues underlying the controversy, attempted a covert manipulation of public opinion that was revealed, and most importantly, lacked the public trust that was necessary to communicate credibly about the risks of a nuclear waste facility. This article describes the advertising campaign and its effects. The manner in which the ANEC campaign itself became a controversial public issue is reviewed. The advertising campaign is discussed as it relates to risk assessment and communication. 29 refs., 2 tabs.

Flynn, J.; Solvic, P.; Mertz, C.K. [Decision Research, Eugene, OR (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Mercury Risk Assessment  

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ASSESSING THE MERCURY HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED ASSESSING THE MERCURY HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS: IMPACTS OF LOCAL DEPOSITIONS *T.M. Sullivan 1 , F.D. Lipfert 2 , S.M. Morris 2 , and S. Renninger 3 1 Building 830, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 2 Private Consultants 3 Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Morgantown, WV ABSTRACT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to regulate emissions of mercury to the atmosphere from coal-fired power plants. However, there is still debate over whether the limits should be placed on a nationwide or a plant-specific basis. Before a nationwide limit is selected, it must be demonstrated that local deposition of mercury from coal-fired power plants does not impose an excessive local health risk. The principal health

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Effects of Annealing on the Microstructure and Properties of 6FeNiCoCrAlTiSi High-Entropy Alloy Coating Prepared by Laser Cladding  

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The content of each constituent element in the newly developed high-entropy alloys is always restricted in equimolar or near-equimolar ratios to avoid the formation of complex brittle phases during the solidifica...

Hui Zhang; Ye Pan; Yizhu He

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Influence of nanosized semiconducting additives on the properties of energy-storage phase-change materials subjected to a high-intensity electron beam  

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The stability of paraffin with a different concentration of copper nanopowder (a particle size of 50 and 100 nm) against a high-intensity nanosecond electron beam is studied experimentally. It is shown that th...

G. G. Savenkov; V. A. Morozov; V. A. Bragin; V. M. Kats; A. A. Lukin

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation and properties of high-deposition-rate a-Si:H films and solar cells using disilane: Annual subcontract report, 1 May 1987--30 April 1988  

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This report contains results of the first year of research on producing p-i-n amorphous silicon solar cells with the intrinsic layer deposited from higher order silanes at deposition rates of 1 nm/s or more. The research was divided into three major areas: diagnostic studies of monosilane and disilane RF discharges using optical emission spectroscopy and mass spectrometry to assist in optimizing discharge conditions and gas-phase processes; parametric studies of material properties of 1-layers prepared form disilane as a function of deposition rate and other process parameters; and parametric studies of p-i-n devices with the i-layer prepared from disilane at various deposition rates. The focus during the first year was to fabricate a p-i-n solar cell with 9/percent/ AM1.5 efficiency over an area greater than 0.08 cm/sup 2/ with the i-layer deposited at 1 nm/s or more. Material properties such as the dark and AM1.5 light conductivities, optical band gap, and conductivity activation energy showed a weak dependence on deposition rate. The performance characteristics of unoptimized p-i-n solar cells with i-layers prepared from disilane were independent of the deposition rate of the i-layer. A p-i-n device was prepared at a rate close to 1 nm/s with an AM1.5 efficiency of 9/percent/. 20 refs, 26 figs, 2 tabs.

Bhat, P.K.; Chatham, H.; Madan, A.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Hydrogen Properties  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The atomic structure, physical and chemical properties, flammability and safety, fundamental gas laws, how pressure, temperature and mass flow are measured

319

Risk prediction models for melanoma: A systematic review  

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and Armstrong (35) point out, if a screening programme is to be directed towards a high risk group and is to have an impact on the disease as a whole, three criteria must be satisfied in addition to those for all screening programmes (41): People at high risk... :1000129. 35. English, DR, Armstrong, BK. Identifying people at high risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma: Results from a case-control study in Western Australia. Br. Med. J. (Clin. Res. Ed). 1988; 296: 1285–1288. 36. Amir, E, Freedman, OC, Seruga...

Usher-Smith, Juliet A.; Emery, Jon; Kassianos, Angelos P.; Walter, Fiona M.

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

320

Physical risks of landing on a cometary nucleus  

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Comets originate from the outer solar system where the density and temperature of the planetary nebula were rather low. They form a distinct class of small solar system bodies and their physical properties differ considerably from those of any other known objects. The present knowledge of the cometary nucleus is cursory and driven more by imagination than by observational facts. Landing on a cometary nucleus, as planned during the ROSETTA mission, is of high scientific interest and will substantially improve our knowledge of the nature and origin of comets. However, successful landing and operating the instruments is an extraordinary challenge to engineers and scientists. Even a close approach to an inactive nucleus may jeopardize the orbiter. A wide range of uncommon and risky environmental conditions such as outgassing, a fragile surface, deposition of dust grains, extreme temperature variations, and pronounced topography have to be considered. These are described in physical terms based on model calculations ranging from simple one-dimensional heat transfer to gas-dynamic acceleration of dust particles. Environmental constraints relevant for landing and operating instruments on a cometary nucleus are presented such as sublimation and recondensation of water on the cold parts of the lander and varying illumination conditions over the extent of the mission. Aspects of risk reduction are discussed. The paper also summarizes the present knowledge about physical and structural properties of cometary nuclei relevant for the development of landing strategies.

E. Kührt; J. Knollenberg; H.U. Keller

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Essays on risk aversion  

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more risk averse than v. Fix s, and let av be the value that maximizes v's expected utility. Assume, without loss of generality, that u(w ? c(av)) = v(w ? c(av)) = 1 and that u(w ? D(s) ? c(av... more risk averse than v. Fix s, and let av be the value that maximizes v's expected utility. Assume, without loss of generality, that u(w ? c(av)) = v(w ? c(av)) = 1 and that u(w ? D(s) ? c(av...

Jindapon, Paan

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

322

Health risks in perspective: Judging health risks of energy technologies  

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Almost daily, Americans receive reports from the mass news media about some new and frightening risk to health and welfare. Most such reports emphasize the newsworthiness of the risks -- the possibility of a crisis, disagreements among experts, how things happened, who is responsible for fixing them, how much will it cost, conflict among parties involved, etc. As a rule, the magnitudes of the risks, or the difficulty of estimating those magnitudes, have limited newsworthiness, and so they are not mentioned. Because of this emphasis in the news media, most people outside the risk assessment community must judge the relative significance of the various risks to which we all are exposed with only that information deemed newsworthy by reporters. This information is biased and shows risks in isolation. There is no basis for understanding and comparing the relative importance of risks among themselves, or for comparing one risk, perhaps a new or newly-discovered one, in the field of all risks. The purpose of this report is to provide perspective on the various risks to which we are routinely exposed. It serves as a basis for understanding the meaning of quantitative risk estimates and for comparing new or newly-discovered risks with other, better-understood risks. Specific emphasis is placed on health risks of energy technologies.

Rowe, M.D.

1992-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

323

Reactor siting risk comparisons related to recommendations of NUREG-0625  

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This document evaluates how implementing the remote siting recommendations for nuclear reactors (NUREG-0625) made by the Siting Policy Task Force of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) can reduce potential public risk. The document analyzes how population density affects site-specific risk for both light water reactors (LWRs) and high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs).

Barsell, A.W.; Dombek, F.S.; Orvis, D.D.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Personal Property  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Guide provides non-regulatory guidance and information to assist DOE organizations and contractors in implementing the DOE-wide and site-specific personal property management programs. It supplements the policy, requirements, and responsibilities information contained in the DOE Order cited above and clarifies the regulatory requirements contained in the Federal Property Management Regulation (FMR) and specific contracts.

2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

325

Risk of radon  

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... 98) considered the individual lung cancer risk to the general population from indoor exposure to radon-222 and concluded that a current upper estimate is 10"4 per lifetime per working ... estimate, a further potentially major consideration was not included. The general background effect of radon was assessed by identifying lung cancer rates before cigarette smoking became popular. Those rates ...

ROBERT L. FLEISCHER

1981-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

326

Risk Management Guide  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Guide provides a framework for identifying and managing key technical, schedule, and cost risks through applying the requirements of DOE O 413.3A, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, dated 7-28-06. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-7A, dated 1-12-11. Does not cancel other directives.

2008-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

327

Property rights, negotiating power and foreign investment: An international and comparative law study on Africa.  

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??Property rights are crucial in shaping foreign investment and its socio?economic outcomes. Their allocation, protection and regulation influence the way the risks, costs and benefits… (more)

Cotula, Lorenzo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

High-temperature phase stability and tribological properties of laser clad Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi metal silicide coatings  

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Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi wear-resistant metal silicide composite coatings consisting of Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si primary dendrite and interdendritic Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi eutectic were fabricated on substrate of an austenitic stainless steel AISI321 by laser cladding using Ni-Mo-Si elemental powder blends. The high-temperature structural stability of the coating was evaluated by aging at 800 deg. C for 1-50 h. High-temperature sliding wear resistance of the as-laser clad and aged coatings was evaluated at 600 deg. C. Results indicate that the Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi metal silicides coating has excellent high temperature phase stability. No phase transformation except the dissolution of the eutectic Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si and the corresponding growth of the Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si primary dendrite and no elemental diffusion from the coating into the substrate were detected after aging the coating at 800 deg. C for 50 h. Aging of the coating at 800 deg. C leads to gradual dissolution of the interdendritic eutectic Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si and subsequent formation of a dual-phase structure with equiaxed Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si primary grains distributed in the NiSi single-phase matrix. Because of the strong covalent-dominated atomic bonds and high volume fraction of the ternary metal silicide Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si, both the original and the aged Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi coating has excellent wear resistance under pin-on-disc high-temperature sliding wear test conditions, although hardness of the aged coating is slightly lower than that of the as-clad coating.

Lu, X.D. [Laboratory of Laser Materials Processing and Surface Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University (China); Wang, H.M. [Laboratory of Laser Materials Processing and Surface Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University (China)]. E-mail: wanghuaming@263.net

2004-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:HPBD/DateOfOccupancy | Open Energy Information  

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DateOfOccupancy DateOfOccupancy Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Date. Subproperties This property has the following 10 subproperties: H High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database H cont. High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database H cont. High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database Pages using the property "HPBD/DateOfOccupancy" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) H High Performance Buildings Database + January 4 + High Performance Buildings Database + January 6 + High Performance Buildings Database + October 2 +

330

Chapter 10 - Risk Management Principles  

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Abstract All employees need a basic understanding of risk if the organization’s safety culture is to be sustained. An eight-part approach is used to establish the foundation for the management of risk that include risk identification, risk assessment, and risk control. An essential skill is being able to define or estimate how probable and severe an event might be. The management of risk must be based on a strong safety management system that has been incorporated into the organization as a part of its real value system.

Nathan Crutchfield; James Roughton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Risk management in a globalised cosmetic firm  

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The need of control and optimise the supply chain is now crucial for the firm operating in the actual economic environment. Some aspects such as globalisation, heavy dependence on transportation, communication infrastructures and lean manufacturing have led an increase in the vulnerability of supply networks. Owing to a large number of interrelated processes and products, disruptions caused by these vulnerabilities propagate rapidly. Firms, however, can partially control the robustness and resilience of their supply networks through strategic and tactical decisions. Therefore, a decision-support tool that assists managers to evaluate the risk exposure of their supply networks can considerably increase the robustness/resilience of these networks. In this paper, focusing the attention on a cosmetic sector where the uncertainty is even more high, it is shown how real option and risk analysis can help managers to manage new projects mitigating risk factors.

Federica Cucchiella; Massimo Gastaldi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Technical, economic and risk analysis of multilateral wells  

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The oil and gas industry, more than at any time in the past, is highly affected by technological advancements, new products, drilling and completion techniques, capital expenditures (CAPEX), operating expenditures (OPEX), risk...

Arcos Rueda, Dulce Maria

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High-frequency properties of two-dimensional josephson-junction arrays. Final report, 1 November 1994-31 December 1997  

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Niobium Josephson junction arrays show great promise as compact, low dissipation, efficient sources of electromagnetic radiation at frequencies from below 100 GHz to as high as 1 THz. Current small resistively shunted arrays (containing 100 phase locked junctions) are tunable over a broad range and produce power which is within a factor of 3 the theoretical maximum. Unshunted arrays have also been made which are not tunable, but produce very narrow linewidth radiation with remarkably high efficiency (conservatively estimated at 15% from DC to 157 GHz). In addition, a new scanning probe, based on SQUIDs (Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices) has been designed and constructed, and is not in operation, yielding spatial images of the magnetic field distribution in arrays.

Lobb, C.J.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Creep rupture properties of Hastelloy-X and Incoloy-800H in a simulated HTGR helium environment containing high levels of moisture  

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Creep rupture tests on Incoloy-800H and Hastelloy-X have been carried out in a simulated steamcycle high-temperature gas-cooled reactor helium environment containing a high level of moisture. For the maximum test time of 16 000 h, the creep rupture behavior of Incoloy-800H in the helium environment was not significantly different from that in air. Hastelloy-X showed a slightly lower rupture life in helium in comparison with standard air tests. Surface cracks initiated at the grain boundaries penetrating surface and cavities formed at the grain boundary triple points have been identified as major fracture mechanisms in both environments. Oxidation was the only gas/metal interaction observed in the helium environment.

Lee, K.S.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Properties of the low-spin high-spin interface during the relaxation of spin-crossover materials, investigated through an electro-elastic model  

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The present work is devoted to the spatio-temporal investigations of spin-crossover lattices during their thermal relaxation from high- to low-spin state. The analysis is performed using Monte Carlo simulations on a distortable 2D lattice the sites of which are occupied by high-spin (HS) or low-spin (LS) atoms. The lattice is circular in shape and the HS to LS transformation results in single domain nucleation followed by growth and propagation processes. The evolution of the LS:HS interface is monitored during the relaxation process, through the mapping of spin states, displacement fields, local stresses, and elastic energy. The results show a curved interface, the curvature of which is reversed at the mid-transformation. The local stresses and elastic energy peak at the vicinity of the HS:LS interface, with sizeable dependence upon the position along the front line which evidences the edge effects.

Slimani, A.; Boukheddaden, K., E-mail: kbo@physique.uvsq.fr; Varret, F. [Groupe d’Etudes de la Matière Condensée, CNRS-Université de Versailles, 45 Avenue des Etats Unis, F-78035 Versailles Cedex (France)] [Groupe d’Etudes de la Matière Condensée, CNRS-Université de Versailles, 45 Avenue des Etats Unis, F-78035 Versailles Cedex (France); Nishino, M. [Computational Materials Science Center, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan) [Computational Materials Science Center, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); CREST, JST, 4-1-8 Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Miyashita, S. [CREST, JST, 4-1-8 Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan) [CREST, JST, 4-1-8 Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo (Japan)

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:HPBD/Country | Open Energy Information  

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Page. Page. Pages using the property "HPBD/Country" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) H High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States + High Performance Buildings Database + United States +

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Electrical resistance and magnetic properties of the neptunium monopnictides NpAs, NpSb, and NpBi at high pressures  

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We report on high-pressure studies performed on the neptunium pnictides NpAs and NpBi via electrical resistance up to ?25 GPa between 1.3 K and room temperature, and on a high-pressure investigation up to 9 GPa and at 4.2 K on NpSb using 237Np Mössbauer spectroscopy. This work extends previous high-pressure studies carried out on NpAs via Mössbauer spectroscopy, on NpSb via resistance, and on all pnictides via x-ray study. In NpX (X=As,Sb,Bi) crystallizing in the cubic-NaCl phase the ground state is antiferromagnetic and displays a noncollinear 3k spin structure. The strong increase of the resistivity with decreasing temperature observed in the temperature range of the 3k order at ambient pressure collapses at 0.23 (NpAs), 2.7 (NpSb), and 3.9 GPa (NpBi). No significant change of the hyperfine interactions is found in NpAs or NpSb at the pressure where the resistance collapse is observed. The Kondo anomaly of the resistivity observed at ambient pressure disappears above 25 GPa (NpAs), 2.7 GPa (NpSb), and 3 GPa (NpBi). The Néel temperature TN of all compounds and the ordered moment of NpAs and NpSb decrease with reduced volume. For NpAs and NpBi the resistance indicates the presence of magnetic order at least up to 16 GPa. The compounds undergo a pressure-induced structural transition with a volume reduction by ?10%. Although in the resistance of NpSb the signature of magnetic order is lost already at 8 GPa in the high-pressure phase, a magnetic hyperfine field is present, which is reduced by ?30% relative to the NaCl phase. It is suggested that the resistance collapse is caused by a change of the magnetic structure, that the decrease of TN is due to a modification of the Fermi surface besides a small 5f delocalization, and that in NpSb the volume reduction in the structural high-pressure phase leads to an enhanced 5f delocalization.

V. Ichas; S. Zwirner; D. Braithwaite; J. C. Spirlet; J. Rebizant; W. Potzel

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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RAIS Risk Exposure Models for Radionuclides User's Guide RAIS Risk Exposure Models for Radionuclides User's Guide Note The RAIS presents this updated Risk calculator in response to the following: incorporating chemical-specific parameters from the lastest EPI release, addition of air as a media, and conversion to a new database structure. The previous RAIS Risk calculator presented Risks for radionuclides and chemcials together. Recent development of chemical and radionuclide exposure equations has necessitated that the RAIS separate the chemicals and the radionuclides. To calculate risks for chemicals, use the RAIS Risk Exposure Models for Chemicals calculator. Currently the agricultural equations for the RAIS chemical and radionuclide risk calculators are identical. The EPA's Preliminary Remediation Goals for

339

Risk Removal | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Risk Removal Risk Removal Workers safely remove old mercury tanks from the Y-12 National Security Complex. Workers safely remove old mercury tanks from the Y-12 National Security...

340

(Energy Risk Professional, ERP), (GARP),  

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1 ( ) : . (Energy Risk Professional, ERP and Chris Strickland. Energy Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management (London: Lacima Publications, 2000). Chapter 4: Energy Forward Curves ­ Steven Errera and Stewart L. Brown. Fundamentals

Kaplan, Alexander

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341

Risk assessment and the law  

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Risk assessment and the law ... I am not at all sure that federal judges, immune from the political process, should ever be involved, under any circumstances, as arbiters of the degree of risk acceptable to the public. ...

1980-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

342

Essays on Measuring Systemic Risk  

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CoRISK indicator, whereas HSBC with the lowest average VaRAG * † Barclays Bank Plc * † HSBC Holdings Plc * † Lloyds

Sharifova, Manizha

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Political risk insurance  

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As international project development continues to expand, the insurance risks faced require more careful planning and consideration. Successful risk management and insurance needs for non-US projects demand careful thought and planning. Understanding the options available and the various pitfalls to avoid can be beneficial to project development. The concept of a successful implementation of a non-recourse, asset-based financing for an independent power producer in the electricity generation-starved areas of the world creates many opportunities. Developers, investment bankers, attorneys and equipment suppliers are positioning their companies in this emerging market. In the last year, opportunities have expanded around the world. In response, much time, effort and money have been consumed in developing projects. Insurance, often overlooked until the later phases of project development, has caused problems for a number of projects -- some of them insurmountable. On a macro basis, the project's broker will need to answer certain questions. For example, are the risks the same as they would be for project development in the United States or United Kingdom Are the underwriting philosophies of insurance companies the same Can insurance be purchased on the same term and conditions as usual, leading to successful project financing conclusions Without any question, the risks are greater, underwriters' philosophies are different, the terms and conditions offered by local markets will be significantly different and the procurement of insurance is much different from in the United States. The developer who can deal with governmental and special interest considerations, which often force the profile of insurance programs to become much more complicated, cumbersome and costly, will have an advantage.

Fritz, C. (Johnson Higgins, New York, NY (United States))

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Risk assessment in the DOE Assurance Program for Remedial Action  

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This document provides information obtained during the performance of risk assessment tasks in support of the Assurance Program for Remedial Action (APRA) sponsored by the Office of Operational Safety of the Department of Energy. We have presented a method for the estimation of projected health effects at properties in the vicinity of uranium mill tailing piles due to transported tailings or emissions from the piles. Because radon and radon daughter exposure is identified as the principal factor contributing to health effects at such properties, the basis for estimating lung cancer risk as a result of such exposure is discussed in detail. Modeling of health risk due to a secondary pathway, ingestion of contaminated, home-grown food products, is also discussed since it is a potentially important additional source of exposure in certain geographic locations. Risk assessment methods used in various mill tailings reports are reviewed. The protocols for radiological surveys conducted in DOE-sponsored remedial action programs are critically reviewed with respect to their relevance to the needs of health risk estimation. The relevance of risk assessment to the APRA program is discussed briefly.

Marks, S.; Cross, F.T.; Denham, D.H.; Kennedy, W.E.; Stenner, R.D.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Risk Assessment Approaches for Nanomaterials  

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%) with extrapolation to lower "acceptable" risk 3. Analogy or comparative toxicity to other substances with similar7/3/2013 1 Risk Assessment Approaches for Nanomaterials Eileen D. Kuempel, PhD Nanotechnology to Nanomaterials Risk Assessment 1. No observed adverse effect level (NOAEL) or lowest (LOAEL) with uncertainty

Farritor, Shane

346

Environmental Risk Assessment of Paroxetine  

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ERAs can be categorized according to the problems addressed:? Predictive risk assessments estimate risks from proposed future actions such as marketing a new medicine, operating a new process, or emitting a new aqueous or atmospheric contaminant. ... If SF acceptable risk to the environment. ...

Virginia L. Cunningham; David J. C. Constable; Robert E. Hannah

2004-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

347

Risk Management Process Overview | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

risk management process The cybersecurity risk management process explained in the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline has two primary...

348

Virginia Wetlands Report Case Studies: Balancing Risks Associated with  

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Virginia Wetlands Report Case Studies: Balancing Risks Associated with Shoreline Protection Publication Focused on Virginia Wetland Issues and Training Fall 2007 Erosion happens and the sea level of the property owner with the public interest in the Bay and its living resources. The Tidal Wetlands Act (1972

349

NGNP Risk Management Database: A Model for Managing Risk  

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To facilitate the implementation of the Risk Management Plan, the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project has developed and employed an analytical software tool called the NGNP Risk Management System (RMS). A relational database developed in Microsoft® Access, the RMS provides conventional database utility including data maintenance, archiving, configuration control, and query ability. Additionally, the tool’s design provides a number of unique capabilities specifically designed to facilitate the development and execution of activities outlined in the Risk Management Plan. Specifically, the RMS provides the capability to establish the risk baseline, document and analyze the risk reduction plan, track the current risk reduction status, organize risks by reference configuration system, subsystem, and component (SSC) and Area, and increase the level of NGNP decision making.

John Collins

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Radiation risk in the structure of overall risk  

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Theoretical, methodological, and methodic aspects of the problem of radiation risk analysis are considered. It was shown that the potential risk caused by technogenic exposure cannot be selected practically for certain on the overall risk background relative to exposure of factors of non-radiation nature. The structure of the overall risk, both assessment and of its radiation component is given. The main factors limiting validity of radiation component of overall risk finding are discussed. An actual importance of problems for an estimation of radiation safety of both individual and society as a whole is systematised. Some aspects of acceptable risk assessment are considered. Volume and influence of risk technogenic sources on health are compared. Some general theses characterised the modern state of the problem.

V. Semenov

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Scintillation properties of SrI_2(Eu^2+) (Strontium iodide doped with europium) for high energy astrophysical detectors: Nonproportionality as a function of temperature and at high gamma-ray energies  

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Strontium iodide doped with europium is a new scintillator material being developed as an alternative to lanthanum bromide doped with cerium for use in high energy astrophysical detectors. As with all scintillators, the issue of nonproportionality is important because it affects the energy resolution of the detector. In this study, we investigate how the nonproportionality of strontium iodide doped with europium changes as a function of temperature 16 deg. C to 60 deg. C by heating the strontium iodide doped with europium scintillator separate from the photomultiplier tube. In a separate experiment, we also investigate the nonproportionality at high energies (up to 6 MeV) of strontium iodide doped with europium at a testing facility located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. We find that the nonproportionality increases nearly monotonically as the temperature of the strontium iodide doped with europium scintillator is increased, although there is evidence of non-monotonic behavior near 40 deg. C, perhaps du...

Perea, R S; Groza, M; Caudel, D; Nowicki, S; Burger, A; Stassun, K G; Peterson, T E

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-temperature low-cycle fatigue and tensile properties of Hastelloy X and alloy 617 in air and HTGR-helium  

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Results of strain controlled fatigue and tensile tests are presented for two nickel base solution hardened alloys which are reference structural alloys for use in several high temperature gas cooled reactor concepts. These alloys, Hastelloy X Inconel 617, were tested at temperatures ranging from room temperature to 871/sup 0/C in air and impure helium. Materials were tested in the solution annealed as well as in the pre-aged condition where aging consisted of isothermal exposure at one of several temperatures for periods of up to 20,000 h. Comparisons are also given between the strain controlled fatigue lives of these alloys and several other commonly used alloys all tested at 538/sup 0/C.

Strizak, J.P.; Brinkman, C.R.; Rittenhouse, P.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposal for the Study of Thermophysical Properties of High-Energy-Density Matter Using Current and Future Heavy-Ion Accelerator Facilities at GSI Darmstadt  

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The subject of high-energy-density (HED) states in matter is of considerable importance to numerous branches of basic as well as applied physics. Intense heavy-ion beams are an excellent tool to create large samples of HED matter in the laboratory with fairly uniform physical conditions. Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, is a unique worldwide laboratory that has a heavy-ion synchrotron, SIS18, that delivers intense beams of energetic heavy ions. Construction of a much more powerful synchrotron, SIS100, at the future international facility for antiprotons and ion research (FAIR) at Darmstadt will lead to an increase in beam intensity by 3 orders of magnitude compared to what is currently available. The purpose of this Letter is to investigate with the help of two-dimensional numerical simulations, the potential of the FAIR to carry out research in the field of HED states in matter.

N. A. Tahir, C. Deutsch, V. E. Fortov, V. Gryaznov, D. H. H. Hoffmann, M. Kulish, I. V. Lomonosov, V. Mintsev, P. Ni, D. Nikolaev, A. R. Piriz, N. Shilkin, P. Spiller, A. Shutov, M. Temporal, V. Ternovoi, S. Udrea, and D. Varentsov

2005-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

354

Extreme vulnerability of smallholder farmers to agricultural risks and climate change in Madagascar  

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...reducing agricultural risk, which could be widely...used to help with such investments that result in important...their high exposure to risks and the urgent need to...vulnerability to these risks. Increasing the productivity...technical, financial and political support and action at...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Actuarial risk assessment. The loss of recognition of the individual offender  

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......selecting groups in high-risk and low-risk offenders. As such...a tough-on-crime political environment during the...the knowledge of future political reappointment interviews...from the guidelines a risk to reap- pointment by......

Rasmus H. Wandall

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Bayesian Model Averaging in Proportional Hazard Models: Assessing the Risk of a Stroke  

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Bayesian Model Averaging in Proportional Hazard Models: Assessing the Risk of a Stroke Chris T In the context of the Cardiovascular Health Study, a comprehensive investigation into the risk factors for stroke of assessing who is at high risk for stroke. 1 Introduction Stroke is the third leading cause of death among

Volinsky, Chris

357

EMAB Risk Subcommittee Interim Report  

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FIRST INTERIM REPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD Incorporating Risk and Sustainability into Decision Making Submitted by the EMAB Risk Subcommittee December 3, 2012 Background: In December 2011, then Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management David Huizenga, asked the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB or Board) to establish a Risk Subcommittee. In February 2012, the Subcommittee's Work Plan was approved. Under the Work Plan, the purpose of the Subcommittee is to evaluate "risk-informed decision making," specifically whether the prioritization tool developed by the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) for use at the Oak Ridge Reservation (Oak Ridge) is one that

358

Guide for ecological risk assessment  

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Ecological risk assessment evaluates the likelihood that adverse ecological effects may occur or are occurring as a result of exposure to one or more stressors. Ecological risk assessment provides a critical element for environmental decision making by giving risk managers an approach for considering available scientific information along with the other factors they need to consider (e.g., social, legal, political, or economic) in selecting a course of action. The primary audience for this document is risk assessors and risk managers at EPA, although these Guidelines also may be useful to others outside the Agency.

NONE

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

A framework for assessing ecological risks of petroleum-derived materials in soil  

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Ecological risk assessment estimates the nature and likelihood of effects of human actions on nonhuman organisms, populations, and ecosystems. It is intended to be clearer and more rigorous in its approach to estimation of effects and uncertainties than previously employed methods of ecological assessment. Ecological risk assessment is characterized by a standard paradigm that includes problem formulation, analysis of exposure and effects, risk characterization, and communication with a risk manager. This report provides a framework that applies the paradigm to the specific problem of assessing the ecological risks of petroleum in soil. This type of approach requires that assessments be performed in phases: (1) a scoping assessment to determine whether there is a potential route of exposure for potentially significant ecological receptors; (2) a screening assessment to determine whether exposures could potentially reach toxic levels; and (3) a definitive assessment to estimate the nature, magnitude, and extent of risks. The principal technical issue addressed is the chemically complex nature of petroleum--a complexity that may be dealt with by assessing risks on the basis of properties of the whole material, properties of individual chemicals that are representative of chemical classes, distributions of properties of the constituents of chemical classes, properties of chemicals detected in the soil, and properties of indicator chemicals. The advantages and feasibility of these alternatives are discussed. The report concludes with research recommendations for improving each stage in the assessment process.

Suter, G.W. II

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Exposure Models for Chemicals User's Guide Risk Exposure Models for Chemicals User's Guide 1. Introduction The purpose of this calculator is to assist Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), On Scene Coordinators (OSC's), risk assessors and others involved in decision-making at hazardous waste sites and to determine whether levels of contamination found at the site may warrant further investigation or site cleanup, or whether no further investigation or action may be required. The risk values presented on this site are chemical-specific values for individual contaminants in air, water, soil and biota that may warrant further investigation or site cleanup. It should be noted that the risks in this calculator are based upon human health risk and do not address potential ecological risk. Some sites in sensitive ecological settings may also need to be evaluated for potential

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361

Perceived Threat of a Heart Attack among Mexican Americans with Cardiovascular Disease Risk.  

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??Compared to the general population, Mexican Americans are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, such as heart attack, due to the high prevalence… (more)

Florez, Elizabeth

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Minimizing Project Risk Through Financing Strategies  

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or eliminate their risks on energy investments. Topics include: 1. procedures for evaluating project risk, 2. strategies to minimize risk, including financing options that transfer risk from the building owner to a third party investor, and 3. guidelines...

Michaelson, M.

363

Methodology of organizational learning in risk management A method of organizational risk perception by the stakeholders  

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Methodology of organizational learning in risk management A method of organizational risk) and the Departmental Veterinary Services (DDSV) within the framework of organizational learning in risk management Experience reflection, organizational risks, food-related sanitary alert, risk perception. Abstract

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

364

Magnetic properties and homogeneous distribution of Gd{sup 3+} ions in gadolinium molybdenum borate glass with high Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} content  

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Highlights: ? The magnetic susceptibility of Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}–MoO{sub 3}–B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass was examined in T = 1.8–300 K. ? The effective magnetic moment was ?{sub eff} = 7.87 ?{sub B}. ? The Weiss constant was ? = ?0.7 K. ? Gd{sup 3+} ions are distributed homogeneously as paramagnetic ions down to T = 1.8 K. -- Abstract: The magnetic susceptibility and specific heat of 21.25Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}–63.75MoO{sub 3}–15B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (mol%) glass showing the crystallization of ferroelastic ??-Gd{sub 2}(MoO{sub 4}){sub 3} crystals are examined in the temperature range of T = 1.8–300 K to clarify magnetic and distribution states of Gd{sup 3+} ions. The magnetic susceptibility obeys the Curie–Weiss law, giving the effective magnetic moment of ?{sub eff} = 7.87 ?{sub B} and the Weiss constant of ? = ?0.7 K. Any peak such as ?-type anomaly is not observed in the temperature dependence of specific heat in T = 1.8–5 K. It is suggested that Gd{sup 3+} ions in the glass with a high Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} content of 21.25 mol% are distributed homogeneously and randomly as paramagnetic ions down to T = 1.8 K without inducing any strong magnetic interaction. The present study suggests that glasses based on the MoO{sub 3}–B{sub 2}O{sub 3} system are good hosts for the homogeneous solubility of a large amount of rare-earth oxides.

Suzuki, F.; Honma, T. [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)] [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Doi, Y.; Hinatsu, Y. [Division of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810 (Japan)] [Division of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810 (Japan); Komatsu, T., E-mail: komatsu@mst.nagaokaut.ac.jp [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

365

Political risk, institutions and foreign direct investment  

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The paper explores the linkages among political risk, institutions, and foreign direct investment inflows. For a data sample of 83 developing countries covering 1984 to 2003, we identify indicators that matter most for the activities of multinational corporations. The results show that government stability, internal and external conflict, corruption and ethnic tensions, law and order, democratic accountability of government, and quality of bureaucracy are highly significant determinants of foreign investment inflows.

Matthias Busse; Carsten Hefeker

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Ecological Risk Assessments  

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Bioconcentration factors Transfer factors Exposure parameters Inorganic chemicals Dioxinsfurans High explosives Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Other semivolatile organic...

367

DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management...  

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

DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline...

368

Convex and coherent risk measures Hans FOLLMER  

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: Monetary risk measure, convex risk measure, coherent risk measure, acceptance set, Value at Risk. Section 3 briefly discusses the representation of monetary risk measures in terms of their acceptance sets-free manner, makes the position acceptable. The following axiomatic approach to such risk measures

Föllmer, Hans

369

Property:HPBD/ProjectId | Open Energy Information  

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ProjectId ProjectId Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Number. Pages using the property "HPBD/ProjectId" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) H High Performance Buildings Database + 203 + High Performance Buildings Database + 358 + High Performance Buildings Database + 71 + High Performance Buildings Database + 833 + High Performance Buildings Database + 247 + High Performance Buildings Database + 20 + High Performance Buildings Database + 498 + High Performance Buildings Database + 132 + High Performance Buildings Database + 194 + High Performance Buildings Database + 323 + High Performance Buildings Database + 50 + High Performance Buildings Database + 785 + High Performance Buildings Database + 223 +

370

Risk analysis of jackup rigs  

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Increasing attention has been focussed in the North Sea and elsewhere on the quantification of the risks of working in a hazardous enviroment: the offshore world. The perception of risk with respect to mobile rigs has often been vague and uninformed. This paper attempts to put the risks with respect to jackup rigs into perspective by quantifying them and comparing them to other risks. This paper contains a few risk comparisons with fixed platforms, semi-submersibles, and drillships. Historical casualties are used in an example to show how a change intended to make an operation safer, may result in the opposite effect. Examining risks from losses due to environmental overload, the conclusion is reached that jackups are very safe structures: there appears to be no jackup, in the timeframe examined, that has been lost because of a deficiency in the calculation methods currently in use by knowledgeable experts.

B.P.M. Sharples; W.T. Bennett Jr; J.C. Trickey

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Information needs for risk assessment  

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Risk assessment can be thought of as a conceptual approach to bridge the gap between the available data and the ultimate goal of characterizing the risk or hazard associated with a particular environmental problem. To lend consistency to and to promote quality in the process, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Guidelines for Risk Assessment of Carcinogenicity, Developmental Toxicity, Germ Cell Mutagenicity and Exposure Assessment, and Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures. The guidelines provide a framework for organizing the information, evaluating data, and for carrying out the risk assessment in a scientifically plausible manner. In the absence of sufficient scientific information or when abundant data are available, the guidelines provide alternative methodologies that can be employed in the risk assessment. 4 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

DeRosa, C.T.; Choudhury, H.; Schoeny, R.S.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

372

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Assessment Documents - ORR Risk Assessment Documents - ORR Bullet Baseline Risk Assessments Bullet Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Environmental Assessment Report South Campus Facility, Oak Ridge Tenn [DOE/OR/02-1274&D] Bullet Baseline Risk Assessment for Lower East Fork Poplar Creek [DOE/OR/1119 & D2 & V2] Bullet Remedial Investigation/ Feasibility Study Report for Lower Watts Bar Reservoir Operable Unit [DOE/OR/01 1282 & D1] [ORNL/ER-2] Bullet The Utility of Existing Data Conducting a CERCLA Baseline Risk Assessment for Lower Watts Bar Reservoir (draft) [ORNL/ER-?] Bullet East Fork Poplar Creek Sewer Line Beltway Remedial Investigation Report [DOE/OR/02-1119&D2] Bullet Screening Risk Assessments Bullet Preliminary Assessment of Radiation Doses to the Public from Cesium

373

Testing Subgroup Workshop on Critical Property Needs  

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Objectives: Develop an action plan that details the necessary tests to measure and compare the physical properties of metallic materials relevant to high pressure hydrogen service

374

Human extinction risk and uncertainty: Assessing conditions for action  

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Abstract Under what sets of conditions ought humanity undertake actions to reduce the risk of human extinction? Though many agree that the risk of human extinction is high and intolerable, there is little research into the actions society ought to undertake if one or more methods for estimating human extinction risk indicate that the acceptable threshold is exceeded. In addition to presenting a set of patterns of lower and upper probabilities that describe human extinction risks over 1000 years, the paper presents a framework for philosophical perspectives about obligations to future generations and the actions society might undertake. The framework for philosophical perspectives links three perspectives—no regrets, fairness, maintain options—with the action framework. The framework for action details the six levels of actions societies could take to reduce the human extinction risk, ranging from doing nothing (Level I) to moving to an extreme war footing in which economies are organized around reducing human extinction risk (Level VI). The paper concludes with an assessment of the actions that could be taken to reduce human extinction risk given various patterns of upper and lower human extinction risk probabilities, the three philosophical perspectives, and the six categories of actions.

Bruce Tonn; Dorian Stiefel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Wind derivatives: hedging wind risk:.  

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??Wind derivatives are financial contracts that can be used to hedge or mitigate wind risk. In this thesis, the focus was on pricing these wind… (more)

Hoyer, S.A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Risk Management for Trrorist Threats  

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Risk management for Homeland and National Security involves the calculus of funding preventative systems andd procedures based upon potential threat likelihood and consequences. ...

Zimet, Elihu

377

Subsea pipeline operational risk management  

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Resources used for inspection, maintenance, and repair of a subsea pipeline must be allocated efficiently in order to operate it in the most cost effective manner. Operational risk management aids in resource allocation through the use of risk assessments and cost/benefit analyses. It identifies those areas where attention must be focused in order to reduce risk. When they are identified, a company`s resources (i.e., personnel, equipment, money, and time) can then be used for inspection, maintenance, and/or repair of the pipeline. The results are cost effective risk reduction and pipeline operation with minimum expenditure.

Bell, R.L.; Lanan, G.A.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

378

Window Properties  

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Window Properties: measurements, simulations and ratings Window Properties: measurements, simulations and ratings Determining the thermal and optical performance of window systems is essential to researchers striving to develop improved products and to window manufacturers who need to demonstrate the energy performance of their products to architects, engineers, builders, and the general public. LBNL is involved in basic research in this field, in developing software and test procedures to analyze and quantify window heat transfer and optics, and in developing standards and rating procedures. Infrared Laboratory experiments provide surface temperature maps of window products. A companion Traversing System measures air velocity and air temperatures near the surface of test specimens. The MoWiTT facility provides accurate measurements of the heat flow through complete window systems subjected to real weather conditions. MoWiTT results have been used to validate the performance of emerging technologies and research prototypes as well as to validate thermal performance models.

379

Who is afraid of political risk? Multinational firms and their choice of capital structure  

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This paper investigates how multinational firms choose the capital structure of their foreign affiliates in response to political risk. We focus on two choice variables, the leverage and the ownership structure of the foreign affiliate, and we distinguish different types of political risk, such as expropriation, unreliable intellectual property rights and confiscatory taxation. In our theoretical analysis we find that, as political risk increases, the ownership share tends to decrease, whereas leverage can both increase or decrease, depending on the type of political risk. Using the Microdatabase Direct Investment of the Deutsche Bundesbank, we find supportive evidence for these different effects.

Iris Kesternich; Monika Schnitzer

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Merging high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to...  

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high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to reduce exploration risk at Glass Buttes, Oregon Merging high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to reduce...

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381

Communicating potential risks of uncontrolled site development at a Fusrap site  

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This paper describes a particular risk communication challenge at the FUSRAP Maywood Superfund Site (the Site) in Maywood, New Jersey, USA. That challenge is communicating the potential human exposure risks of uncontrolled site development to landowners, tenants, private contractors and public works entities that may engage in construction activities at or adjacent to Site properties. This is of special concern because the Site does not have the authority to establish physical control over most of the properties where contamination is known or suspected to exist. Consequently, a range of communications techniques have been employed to alert property owners and others to the risks of uncontrolled site development. Each technique has its particular limitations, but collectively this multi-channel communication strategy has proved successful in delivering the risk message. (authors)

Roos, A.D. [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, New York, NY (United States); Kollar, W. [Shaw Environmental, Inc., Maywood, NJ (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Radon risk reassessed  

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... UNDERGROUND miners who are heavily exposed to the radioactive decay products of radon gas (see figure) suffer especially high rates of lung cancer. Extrapolation from these ... figure) suffer especially high rates of lung cancer. Extrapolation from these data suggests that radon in people's homes may cause some 2,000 lung cancers each year in Britain1 ...

Julian Peto; Sarah Darby

1994-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

383

Nanostructures having high performance thermoelectric properties  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides for a nanostructure, or an array of such nanostructures, each comprising a rough surface, and a doped or undoped semiconductor. The nanostructure is an one-dimensional (1-D) nanostructure, such a nanowire, or a two-dimensional (2-D) nanostructure. The nanostructure can be placed between two electrodes and used for thermoelectric power generation or thermoelectric cooling.

Yang, Peidong; Majumdar, Arunava; Hochbaum, Allon I; Chen, Renkun; Delgado, Raul Diaz

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

384

Risk Group and Biosafety Level Definitions  

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Group and Biosafety Level Definitions Group and Biosafety Level Definitions European Economic Community (DIRECTIVE 93/88/EEC, Oct. 1993) (1) Group 1 biological agent means one that is unlikely to cause human disease; (2) Group 2 biological agent means one that can cause human disease and might be a hazard to workers; it is unlikely to spread to the community; there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available; (3) Group 3 biological agent means one that can cause severe human disease and present a serious hazard to workers; it may present a risk of spreading to the community, but there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available; (4) Group 4 biological agent means one that causes severe human disease and is a serious hazard to workers; it may present a high risk of spreading to the community; there is usually no effective prophylaxis or treatment

385

Examining the Risk of Nuclear Trafficking  

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The need to stop illicit trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials around the world is undeniable and urgent. This issue is particularly evident due to the highly dangerous consequences of the risks involved, the known interest of terrorist groups in acquiring such materials and the vulnerability of theft and diversion of such materials. Yet the phenomenon of nuclear trafficking remains a subject where the unknown dominates what is known on the subject. The trafficking panel at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Workshop on Reducing the Risk of Radioactive and Nuclear Materials that took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 10-11, 2009, dealt with some of the issues associated with nuclear trafficking. Different points of view on how to better address trafficking and thwart perpetrator efforts were discussed. This paper presents some of these views and addresses practical measures that should be considered to improve the situation.

Balatsky, Galya [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Severe, William R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schoeneck, Jeffery [DHS

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

The Risks of Renewable Energy  

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Energy policy debates in Congress have focused more often on risks to the public and the environment than on risks to national security. As one writer on the subject puts it, these debates have occurred in a climate in which "two-handed scientists have ...

H. ELLIOT CHAKOFF

1984-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

387

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE TRAVEL RISK POLICY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the health and security of U dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of its staff. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & World Health Organization(WHO) Health Warnings

388

Cigarettes Health Risks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(used in embalming fluid), ammonia (found in household cleaners), and toluene (found in paint thinners, 22 percent of Hispanic and 13 percent of African American high school students currently smoke

Oregon, University of

389

Risks to VDT operators  

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... on the surface of video-display-terminal (VDT) screens. He attributes these activities to radon progeny deposition due to high levels of electrostatic charge on the screen, and suggests ... the submicron fraction comprises only about 4 per cent.

WALTER C. WEDBERG

1991-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

390

Property:DIA/Topic/Social | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:DIA/Topic/Social Jump to: navigation, search Property Name DIA/Topics/Social Property Type String Description Sub-property for DIA/Topic Development Impacts Assessment Toolkit property to help filter pages Used in Form/Template Tool Allows Values General;Education;Energy Access;Gender;Public Health Pages using the property "DIA/Topic/Social" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner's Guide + General + C CDM Sustainable Development Tool + General +, Public Health + Co-benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Screening Model + Public Health + E E3MG + Public Health + Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model + Public Health +

391

Guidance manual for health risk assessment of chemically contaminated seafood. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The report was written to assist in the evaluation and interpretation of the human health risks associated with chemical contaminate levels in seafood. High concentrations of toxic chemicals have been found in sediments and marine organisms in parts of Puget Sound. Since heavy consumption of contaminated seafood may pose a substantial human health risk, it's important that assessments of the risk associated with seafood consumption be conducted in a consistent, acceptable manner. The report provides an overview of risk assessment, and describes hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterization. Guidance is provided on presentation and interpretation of results.

Pastorok, R.A.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Non-Negative Risk Components Jeremy Staum  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Depending on the purpose of risk attribution, it may or may not be acceptable to get negative riskNon-Negative Risk Components Jeremy Staum j-staum@northwestern.edu Department of Industrial the risk of a portfolio or system to its compo- nents, when it is required to produce non-negative risk

Staum, Jeremy

393

Perceived risk, real risk: social science and the art of probabilistic risk assessment  

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...close down the plant in March 1987...first time a nuclear power plant had been closed...safety and risk analysis procedures-in...risks from terrorism appear to be...in ambushing nuclear waste trucks...influence on the assessments-those of...

WR Freudenburg

1988-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

394

Optical properties of cooled Rhodamine B in ethanol  

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The optical properties of an organic laser dye luminophor, Rhodamine B in ethanol, were investigated at both high and low concentrations as a function of temperature. At high...

Ali, M A; Moghaddasi, J; Ahmed, S A

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

NETL: Health Effects - Risk Assessment of Reduced Mercury Emissions From  

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Risk Assessment of Reduced Mercury Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plants Risk Assessment of Reduced Mercury Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plants Given that mercury emissions from coal power plants will almost certainly be limited by some form of national regulation or legislation, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is performing an assessment of the reduction in human health risk that may be achieved through reduction in coal plant emissions of mercury. The primary pathway for mercury exposure is through consumption of fish. The most susceptible population to mercury exposure is the fetus. Therefore, the risk assessment focuses on consumption of fish by women of child-bearing age. Preliminary Risk Assessment A preliminary risk assessment was conducted using a simplified approach based on three major topics: Hg emissions and deposition (emphasizing coal plants), Hg consumption through fish, and dose-response functions for Hg. Using information available from recent literature, dose response factors (DRFs) were generated from studies on loss of cognitive abilities (language skills, motor skills, etc.) by young children whose mothers consumed large amounts of fish with high Hg levels. Population risks were estimated for the general population in three regions of the country, (the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast) that were identified by EPA as being heavily impacted by coal emissions.

396

Simplified risk model support for environmental management integration  

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This paper summarizes the process and results of human health risk assessments of the US Department of Energy (DOE) complex-wide programs for high-level waste, transuranic waste, low-level, mixed low-level waste, and spent nuclear fuel. The DOE baseline programs and alternatives for these five material types were characterized by disposition maps (material flow diagrams) and supporting information in the May 1997 report `A Contractor Report to the Department of Energy on Environmental Baseline Programs and Integration Opportunities` (Discussion Draft). Risk analyses were performed using the Simplified Risk Model (SRM), developed to support DOE Environmental Management Integration studies. The SRM risk analyses consistently and comprehensively cover the life cycle programs for the five material types, from initial storage through final disposition. Risk results are presented at several levels: DOE complex-wide, material type program, individual DOE sites, and DOE site activities. The detailed risk results are documented in the February 1998 report `Human Health Risk Comparisons for Environmental Management Baseline Programs and Integration Opportunities` (Discussion Draft).

Eide, S.A.; Jones, J.L.; Wierman, T.E.

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Conceptual Model of Offshore Wind Environmental Risk Evaluation System  

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In this report we describe the development of the Environmental Risk Evaluation System (ERES), a risk-informed analytical process for estimating the environmental risks associated with the construction and operation of offshore wind energy generation projects. The development of ERES for offshore wind is closely allied to a concurrent process undertaken to examine environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy generation, although specific risk-relevant attributes will differ between the MHK and offshore wind domains. During FY10, a conceptual design of ERES for offshore wind will be developed. The offshore wind ERES mockup described in this report will provide a preview of the functionality of a fully developed risk evaluation system that will use risk assessment techniques to determine priority stressors on aquatic organisms and environments from specific technology aspects, identify key uncertainties underlying high-risk issues, compile a wide-range of data types in an innovative and flexible data organizing scheme, and inform planning and decision processes with a transparent and technically robust decision-support tool. A fully functional version of ERES for offshore wind will be developed in a subsequent phase of the project.

Anderson, Richard M.; Copping, Andrea E.; Van Cleve, Frances B.; Unwin, Stephen D.; Hamilton, Erin L.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Insurance Market Regulation: Catastrophe Risk, Competition, and Systemic Risk  

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The risk of “natural” and “man-made” ... changes and weather cycles, geologic activity, and political unrest. The rising cost of catastrophes is...31.3 which plots annual insured losses from catastrophes in the U...

Robert W. Klein

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Uncertainty quantification for evaluating impacts of caprock and reservoir properties on pressure buildup and ground surface displacement during geological CO2 sequestration  

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A series of numerical test cases reflecting broad and realistic ranges of geological formation properties was developed to systematically evaluate and compare the impacts of those properties on geomechanical responses to CO2 injection. A coupled hydro-geomechanical subsurface transport simulator, STOMP (Subsurface Transport over Multiple Phases), was adopted to simulate the CO2 migration process and geomechanical behaviors of the surrounding geological formations. A quasi-Monte Carlo sampling method was applied to efficiently sample a high-dimensional parameter space consisting of injection rate and 14 subsurface formation properties, including porosity, permeability, entry pressure, irreducible gas and aqueous saturation, Young’s modulus, and Poisson’s ratio for both reservoir and caprock. Generalized cross-validation and analysis of variance methods were used to quantitatively measure the significance of the 15 input parameters. Reservoir porosity, permeability, and injection rate were found to be among the most significant factors affecting the geomechanical responses to the CO2 injection. We used a quadrature generalized linear model to build a reduced-order model that can estimate the geomechanical response instantly instead of running computationally expensive numerical simulations. The injection pressure and ground surface displacement are often monitored for injection well safety, and are believed can partially reflect the risk of fault reactivation and seismicity. Based on the reduced order model and response surface, the input parameters can be screened for control the risk of induced seismicity. The uncertainty of the subsurface structure properties cause the numerical simulation based on a single or a few samples does not accurately estimate the geomechanical response in the actual injection site. Probability of risk can be used to evaluate and predict the risk of injection when there are great uncertainty in the subsurface properties and operation conditions.

Bao, Jie; Hou, Zhangshuan; Fang, Yilin; Ren, Huiying; Lin, Guang

2013-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

400

Prospect Theory, Indifference Curves, and Hedging Risks  

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......choices involving risk. Journal of Political Economy (1948...decisions under risk. Econometrica...wealth. Journal of Political Economy (1952...Diversification of Investments (1959) New York...result. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty......

Udo Broll; Martín Egozcue; Wing-Keung Wong; Ricardas Zitikis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Political risk in emerging and developed markets  

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Using analyst estimates of political risk, we show that political risk represents a more important determinant of stock ... . Average returns in emerging markets experiencing decreased political risk exceed those...

Robin L. Diamonte; John M. Liew; Ross L. Stevens

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Prospect Theory, Indifference Curves, and Hedging Risks  

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......of choices involving risk. Journal of Political Economy (1948) 56...Zitikis R. Weighted risk capital allocations...theory of decisions under risk. Econometrica (1979...of wealth. Journal of Political Economy (1952) 60......

Udo Broll; Martín Egozcue; Wing-Keung Wong; Ricardas Zitikis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Prospect Theory, Indifference Curves, and Hedging Risks  

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......choices involving risk. Journal of Political Economy (1948...Weighted risk capital allocations. Insurance: Mathematics...applications to insurance and finance...decisions under risk. Econometrica...Journal of Political Economy (1952......

Udo Broll; Martín Egozcue; Wing-Keung Wong; Ricardas Zitikis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Risk Analysis: A View from 1990  

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......twenty-five years for reliability analysis and safety/risk...distributions in risk and reliability calculations...assessment. Risk Analysis 1. 21. KEENEY...encoding in decision analysis. Mgmt Sci. 22...Regulatory Commission Reactor Safety Study 1975......

C. B. CHAPMAN

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

2008 Environmental risk management report for the  

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............................................................................. 6 4.2 Environmental risk by building ................................................................................................. 13 List of Figures and Tables Box 2.1 Pollution prevention / environmental risk management Environmental Risk by Building Type ............................................. 8 Figure 4.4 ANU Environmental

406

Towards an Acceptable Criterion of Acceptable Risk  

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The determination by federal risk managers of an acceptable level of carcinogenic risk depends upon many factors. Several of the ... The size of the population that is at risk influences our perception and analys...

Paul Milvy

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Moral Emotions as Guide to Acceptable Risk  

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The question remains whether these considerations are reasonable concerns that should be included in risk assessments. The answer by sociologists and philosophers of risk to this question is positive. Whether a risk

Prof. Sabine Roeser

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Risk Assessment of Engineered Nanomaterials: A Survey of Industrial Approaches  

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Thus, voluntary industrial risk assessment initiatives can be considered vital to the environmental health and safety issues associated with engineered nanomaterials. ... However, given that NPM may cause harm (3-6) and that there are currently no regulations that take the specific properties of NPM into account, the responsibility for safe production and products is mostly left with industry. ... The prodn. of significant quantities of engineered nanomaterials will inevitably result in the introduction of these materials to the environment. ...

Aasgeir Helland; Martin Scheringer; Michael Siegrist; Hans G. Kastenholz; Arnim Wiek; Roland W. Scholz

2007-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

409

Workshop overview: Arsenic research and risk assessment  

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The chronic exposure of humans through consumption of high levels of inorganic arsenic (iAs)-contaminated drinking water is associated with skin lesions, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, and cancers. Additionally, humans are exposed to organic arsenicals when used as pesticides and herbicides (e.g., monomethylarsonic acid, dimethylarsinic acid (DMA{sup V}) also known as cacodylic acid). Extensive research has been conducted to characterize the adverse health effects that result from exposure to iAs and its metabolites to describe the biological pathway(s) that lead to adverse health effects. To further this effort, on May 31, 2006, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) sponsored a meeting entitled 'Workshop on Arsenic Research and Risk Assessment'. The invited participants from government agencies, academia, independent research organizations and consultants were asked to present their current research. The overall focus of these research efforts has been to determine the potential human health risks due to environmental exposures to arsenicals. Pursuant in these efforts is the elucidation of a mode of action for arsenicals. This paper provides a brief overview of the workshop goals, regulatory context for arsenical research, mode of action (MOA) analysis in human health risk assessment, and the application of MOA analysis for iAs and DMA{sup V}. Subsequent papers within this issue will present the research discussed at the workshop, ensuing discussions, and conclusions of the workshop.

Sams, Reeder [Integrated Risk Information System Program, National Center for Environmental Assessment, MC: B-243 01, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 (United States)], E-mail: sams.reeder@epa.gov; Wolf, Douglas C. [Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 (United States); Ramasamy, Santhini; Ohanian, Ed [Health and Ecological Criteria Division, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 (United States); Chen, Jonathan [Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 (United States); Lowit, Anna [Health Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 (United States)

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Risk Analysis Study.  

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The Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS), operated on behalf of the ratepayers of the PNW by BPA and other Federal agencies, faces many uncertainties during the FY 2007-2009 rate period. Among these uncertainties, the largest revolve around hydro conditions, market prices and river operations for fish recovery. In order to provide a high probability of making its U.S. Treasury payments, BPA performs a Risk Analysis as part of its rate-making process. In this Risk Analysis, BPA identifies key risks, models their relationships, and then analyzes their impacts on net revenues (total revenues less expenses). BPA subsequently evaluates in the ToolKit Model the Treasury Payment Probability (TPP) resulting from the rates, risks, and risk mitigation measures described here and in the Wholesale Power Rate Development Study (WPRDS). If the TPP falls short of BPA's standard, additional risk mitigation revenues, such as PNRR and CRAC revenues are incorporated in the modeling in ToolKit until the TPP standard is met. Increased wholesale market price volatility and six years of drought have significantly changed the profile of risk and uncertainty facing BPA and its stakeholders. These present new challenges for BPA in its effort to keep its power rates as low as possible while fully meeting its obligations to the U.S. Treasury. As a result, the risk BPA faces in not receiving the level of secondary revenues that have been credited to power rates before receiving those funds is greater. In addition to market price volatility, BPA also faces uncertainty around the financial impacts of operations for fish programs in FY 2006 and in the FY 2007-2009 rate period. A new Biological Opinion or possible court-ordered change to river operations in FY 2006 through FY 2009 may reduce BPA's net revenues included Initial Proposal. Finally, the FY 2007-2009 risk analysis includes new operational risks as well as a more comprehensive analysis of non-operating risks. Both the operational and non-operational risks will be described in Section 2.0 of this study. Given these risks, if rates are designed using BPA's traditional approach of only adding Planned Net Revenues for Risk (PNRR), power rates would need to recover a much larger ''risk premium'' to meet BPA's TPP standard. As an alternative to high fixed risk premiums, BPA is proposing a risk mitigation package that combines PNRR with a variable rate mechanism similar to the cost recovery adjustment mechanisms used in the FY 2002-2006 rate period. The proposed risk mitigation package is less expensive on a forecasted basis because the rates can be adjusted on an annual basis to respond to uncertain financial outcomes. BPA is also proposing a Dividend Distribution Clause (DDC) to refund reserves in excess of $800M to customers in the event net revenues in the next rate period exceed current financial forecasts.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Health-risk assessment of chemical contamination in Puget Sound seafood. Final report 1985-1988  

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This report provides resource management and health agencies with a general indication of the magnitude of potential human health risks associated with consumption of recreationally harvested seafoods from Puget Sound. Data collection and evaluation focused on a variety of metal and organic contaminants in fish, shellfish and edible seaweeds from 22 locations in the Sound. EPA risk assessment techniques were used to characterize risks to average and high consumer groups for both carcinogens and noncarcinogens. Theoretical risks associated with consumption of both average and high quantities of Puget Sound seafood appear to be comparable to or substantially less than those for fish and shellfish from other locations in the United States.

Williams, L.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Risk assessment for the Waste Technologies Industries (WTI) hazardous waste incineration facility (East Liverpool, Ohio). Volume 5. Human health risk assessment; evaluation of potential risks from multipathway exposure to emissions  

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The report provide estimates of: (1) individual risks based on central tendency exposure; (2) individual risks based on maximum environmental concentrations; (3) risks to highly exposed or susceptible subgroups of the population (e.g., subsistence farmers and school children); (4) risks associated with specific activities that may result in elevated exposures (e.g., subsistence fishermen and deer hunters); and (5) population risk. This approach allows for the estimation of risks to specific segments of the population taking into consideration activity patterns, number of individuals, and actual locations of individuals in these subgroups with respect to the facility. The fate and transport modeling of emissions from the facility to estimate exposures to identified subgroups is described.

NONE

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Intragenerational Conflict and Political Risk  

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The models of Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 focused on intergenerational differences as the only source of distributional conflict within a country. In these models, political risk after the removal of investment barri...

Philipp Harms

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

NUREG-1150 risk assessment methodology  

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This paper describes the methodology developed in support of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NCR's) evaluation of severe accident risks in NUREG-1150. After the accident at Three Mile Island, Unit 2, the NRC initiated a sever accident research program to develop an improved understanding of severe accidents and to provide a second technical basis to support regulatory decisions in this area. A key product of this program is NUREG-1150, which provides estimates of risk for several nuclear reactors of different design. The principal technical analyses for NUREG-1150 were performed at Sandia National Labs. under the Severe Accident Risk Reduction Program and the Accident Sequence Evaluation Program. A major aspect of the work was the development of a methodology that improved upon previous full-scale probabilistic risk assessments (PRA) in several areas which are described.

Benjamin, A.S.; Amos, C.N.; Cunningham, M.A.; Murphy, J.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Integrated risk information system (IRIS)  

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The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is an electronic information system developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) containing information related to health risk assessment. IRIS is the Agency`s primary vehicle for communication of chronic health hazard information that represents Agency consensus following comprehensive review by intra-Agency work groups. The original purpose for developing IRIS was to provide guidance to EPA personnel in making risk management decisions. This original purpose for developing IRIS was to guidance to EPA personnel in making risk management decisions. This role has expanded and evolved with wider access and use of the system. IRIS contains chemical-specific information in summary format for approximately 500 chemicals. IRIS is available to the general public on the National Library of Medicine`s Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET) and on diskettes through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

Tuxen, L. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

416

Risk Analysis | Department of Energy  

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

activities. A safety plan, which is composed of a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), a risk mitigation plan, and a communication plan, is used as a criterion for the...

417

Panoramic Radiology: Risk Within Reason  

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The absolute risk from low levels of radiation used in dental radiography is estimated to be less than one in a million; certainly much lower than many normal pursuits that go unquestioned, including automobil...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Health risks of energy technologies  

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This volume examines occupational, public health, and environmental risks of the coal fuel cycle, the nuclear fuel cycle, and unconventional energy technologies. The 6 chapters explore in detail the relationship between energy economics and risk analysis, assess the problems of applying traditional cost-benefit analysis to long-term environmental problems (such as global carbon dioxide levels), and consider questions about the public's perception and acceptance of risk. Also included is an examination of the global risks associated with current and proposed levels of energy production and comsumption from all major sources. A separate abstract was prepared for each of the 6 chapters; all are included in Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis (EAPA) and four in Energy Research Abstracts (ERA).

Travis, C.C.; Etnier, E.L. (eds.)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Federal Flood Risk Management Standard  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard builds upon Executive Order (E.O.) 11988 and is to be incorporated into existing Federal department and agency processes used to implement E.O. 11988.

420

Biofuels: balancing risks and rewards  

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...2013 research-article Articles 1004 69 Biofuels, science and society Organized by Chris Greenwell Biofuels: balancing risks and rewards Patricia...One contribution of 9 to a Theme Issue Biofuels, science and society . This paper describes...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Utility View of Risk Assessment  

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This paper will address a utility perspective in regard to risk assessment, reliability, and impact on the utility system. Discussions will also include the critical issues for utilities when contracting for energy and capacity from cogenerators...

Bickham, J.

422

Acceptable Health Benefits and Risks  

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Previous chapters of this book emphasize empowering individuals to participate in discussions about the significance and importance of medical benefits and environmental health risks. Those chapters stress the va...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Uncertainties in risk assessment at USDOE facilities  

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The United States Department of Energy (USDOE) has embarked on an ambitious program to remediate environmental contamination at its facilities. Decisions concerning cleanup goals, choices among cleanup technologies, and funding prioritization should be largely risk-based. Risk assessments will be used more extensively by the USDOE in the future. USDOE needs to develop and refine risk assessment methods and fund research to reduce major sources of uncertainty in risk assessments at USDOE facilities. The terms{open_quote} risk assessment{close_quote} and{open_quote} risk management{close_quote} are frequently confused. The National Research Council (1983) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA, 1991a) described risk assessment as a scientific process that contributes to risk management. Risk assessment is the process of collecting, analyzing and integrating data and information to identify hazards, assess exposures and dose responses, and characterize risks. Risk characterization must include a clear presentation of {open_quotes}... the most significant data and uncertainties...{close_quotes} in an assessment. Significant data and uncertainties are {open_quotes}...those that define and explain the main risk conclusions{close_quotes}. Risk management integrates risk assessment information with other considerations, such as risk perceptions, socioeconomic and political factors, and statutes, to make and justify decisions. Risk assessments, as scientific processes, should be made independently of the other aspects of risk management (USEPA, 1991a), but current methods for assessing health risks are based on conservative regulatory principles, causing unnecessary public concern and misallocation of funds for remediation.

Hamilton, L.D.; Holtzman, S.; Meinhold, A.F.; Morris, S.C.; Rowe, M.D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Risk Assessment & Management Information | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Regulatory Framework, April 2012 Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) web page DOE Standard on Development and Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessment in DOE...

425

Optimization Online - Multilevel Optimization Modeling for Risk ...  

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Abstract: Coherent risk measures have become a popular tool for incorporating risk aversion into stochastic optimization models. For dynamic models in which ...

Jonathan Eckstein

426

Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) was established to assist DOE in the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear safety related activities.

427

Key Attributes of the SAPHIRE Risk and Reliability Analysis Software for Risk-Informed Probabilistic Applications  

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The Idaho National Laboratory is a primary developer of probabilistic risk and reliability analysis (PRRA) tools, dating back over 35 years. Evolving from mainframe-based software, the current state-of-the-practice has lead to the creation of the SAPHIRE software. Currently, agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Aeronautics and Aerospace Agency, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense use version 7 of the SAPHIRE software for many of their risk-informed activities. In order to better understand and appreciate the power of software as part of risk-informed applications, we need to recall that our current analysis methods and solution methods have built upon pioneering work done 30 to 40 years ago. We contrast this work with the current capabilities in the SAPHIRE analysis package. As part of this discussion, we provide information for both the typical features and special analysis capabilities which are available. We also present the application and results typically found with state-of-the-practice PRRA models. By providing both a high-level and detailed look at the SAPHIRE software, we give a snapshot in time for the current use of software tools in a risk-informed decision arena.

Curtis Smith; James Knudsen; Kellie Kvarfordt; Ted Wood

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Qualitative methods for assessing risk  

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The Department of Energy`s (DOE) non-nuclear facilities generally require only a qualitative accident analysis to assess facility risks in accordance with DOE Order 5481.1B, Safety Analysis and Review System. Achieving a meaningful qualitative assessment of risk necessarily requires the use of suitable non-numerical assessment criteria. Typically, the methods and criteria for assigning facility-specific accident scenarios to the qualitative severity and likelihood classification system in the DOE order requires significant judgment in many applications. Systematic methods for more consistently assigning the total accident scenario frequency and associated consequences are required to substantiate and enhance future risk ranking between various activities at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). SNL`s Risk Management and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Department has developed an improved methodology for performing qualitative risk assessments in accordance wi the DOE order requirements. Products of this effort are an improved set of qualitative description that permit (1) definition of the severity for both technical and programmatic consequences that may result from a variety of accident scenarios, and (2) qualitative representation of the likelihood of occurrence. These sets of descriptions are intended to facilitate proper application of DOE criteria for assessing facility risks.

Mahn, J.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hannaman, G.W. [Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA (United States); Kryska, P. [Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Quantification of Wellbore Leakage Risk Using Non?destructive Borehole Logging Techniques  

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Well integrity is important at all potential CCS locations and may play a crucial role establishing leakage risk in areas where there is a high density of existing wells that could be impacted by the storage operations including depleted petroleum fields where EOR or CCS will occur. To address a need for risk quantification methods that can be directly applied to individual wells using borehole logging tools a study was conducted using data from five wells in Wyoming. The objectives of the study were: Objective 1 Develop methods to establish the baseline flow parameters (porosity and permeability or mobility) from individual measurements of the material properties and defects in a well. Objective 2 Develop a correlation between field flow?property data and cement logs that can be used to establish the flow?properties of well materials and well features using cement mapping tools. Objective 3 Establish a method that uses the flow?property model (Objective 2) to analyze the statistical uncertainties associated with individual well leakage that can provide basis for uncertainty in risk calculations. The project objectives were met through the logging of five wells in Carbon and Natrona County Wyoming to collect data that was used to estimate individual and average well flow properties and model the results using ultrasonic data collected during the logging. Three of the five wells provided data on point and average flow properties for well annuli. Data from the other two wells were used to create models of cement permeability and test whether information collected in one well could be used to characterize another well. The results of the in?situ point measurements were confirmed by the lab measurements sidewall cores collected near the same depths Objective 1 was met using the data collected through logging, testing, and sampling. The methods were developed that can establish baseline flow parameters of wells by both point and average test methods. The methods to estimate the flow properties modeling of point pressure tests, modeling of vertical interference tests, and laboratory measurement of cased?hole sidewall cores The wells were in sufficiently good shape to allow the development of the characterization methods while still having enough defects to study differences in results as they relate to well integrity. Samples and tests analyzed from three of five wells studied in showed the cements were largely intact and had not degraded from exposure native brines. Log results taken in conjunction with the core measurements indicate that interfaces and/or problems with cement placement due to eccentering provide preferential flow paths for fluids, which can increase the effective permeability of the barrier several orders of magnitude above the permeability of intact cement. The results of the maps created using logging tools indicating that the cement condition and bond are generally good identify a need for more research to understand how logs can be used to predict effective well permeabilities such as those measured by the VITs in this study.

Duguid, Andrew; Butsch, Robert; Cary, J.; Celia, Michael; Chugunov, Nikita; Gasda, Sarah; Hovorka, Susan; Ramakrishnan, T. S.; Stamp, Vicki; Thingelstad, Rebecca; Wang, James

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

430

Risk Management Process Overview | Department of Energy  

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» Risk Management Process Overview » Risk Management Process Overview Risk Management Process Overview figure depicting three tier risk management process The cybersecurity risk management process explained in the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline has two primary components: the risk management model and the the risk management cycle. The risk management model reflects the organization as a three-tiered structure and provides a comprehensive view for the electricity sector organization and how risk management activities are undertaken across the organization. This structure is simple enough that it can be applied to any electricity sector organization regardless of size or operations. The three tiers of the risk management model are: Tier 1: Organization

431

Development of a Societal-Risk Goal for Nuclear Power Safety  

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The safety-goal policy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has never included a true societal-risk goal. The NRC did acknowledge that the original goal for the risk of latent cancer facilities “was an individual risk goal not related to the number of people involved,” and stated that “a true societal risk goal would place a limit on the aggregate number of people affected.” However, this limitation was never satisfactorily addressed. Moreover, the safety goal has historically focused primarily on fatalities and latent health effects, while experience with actual nuclear accidents has shown that societal disruption can be significant even in accidents that yield only small to modest numbers of fatalities. Therefore, we have evaluated the social disruption effects from severe reactor accidents as a basis to develop a societal-risk goal for nuclear power plants, considering both health effects and non-health concerns such as property damage and land interdiction. Our initial analysis considered six different nuclear power plant sites in the U.S. for Boiling Water Reactors and Pressurized Water Reactors. The accident sequences considered for these two reactor types were station blackout sequences (both short-term and long-term SBO) as well as an STSBO with RCIC failure for the BWR and a Steam Generator Tube Rupture for the PWR. The source term release was an input in a RASCAL calculation of the off-site consequences using actual site-based weather data for each of the six plant sites randomly selected over a two-year period. The source term release plumes were then compared to Geographical Information System data for each site to determine the population affected and that would need to be evacuated to meet current emergency preparedness regulations. Our results to date suggest that number of people evacuated to meet current protective action guidelines appears to be a good proxy for disruption -- and, unlike other measures of disruption, has the advantage of being relatively straightforward to calculate for a given accident scenario and a given geographical location and plant site. Revised safety goals taking into account the potential for societal disruption could in principle be applied to the current generation of nuclear plants, but could also be used in evaluating and siting new technologies, such as small modular light water reactors, advanced Gen-IV high-temperature reactors, as well as reactor designs with passive safety features such as filtered vented containments.

Vicki Bier; Michael Corradini; Robert Youngblood; Caleb Roh; Shuji Liu

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Perceived risk, real risk: social science and the art of probabilistic risk assessment  

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...BUSINESS 59 : S225 ( 1986 ). FARHARPILGRIM, B.C., PUBLIC REACTIONS NUC 183 ( 1984 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK 33 ( 1981 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ANAL ACTUAL VS PERCE 235 ( 1983 ). FISCHHOFF, B, KNOWING WITH CERTAINTY - APPROPRIATENESS...

WR Freudenburg

433

Introduction Modelling in finance Risk measures Pricing via risk measures Option Pricing and Hedging via Risk Measures  

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, then the risk is acceptable. When positive, (X) is the minimum extra cash the agent has to add to her portfolio X to make the risk acceptable. Ove G¨ottsche University of Twente Option Pricing and Hedging viaIntroduction Modelling in finance Risk measures Pricing via risk measures Option Pricing

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

434

Property:WFSPTurbineID | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

WFSPTurbineID WFSPTurbineID Jump to: navigation, search Property Name WFSPTurbineID Property Type Number This is a property of type Number. Pages using the property "WFSPTurbineID" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Alleghany High School Wind Project + 110,608 + Appanoose Elementary School Wind Project + 108,442 + Auburn-Washburn Wind Project + 105,237 + Avery County High School Wind Project + 110,607 + B Bancroft-Rosalie Public Schools Wind Project + 108,812 + Bloomfield Public Schools Wind Project + 110,699 + Burlington High School Wind Project + 107,678 + C CAES Wind Project + 105,329 + Cedar Rapids Wind Project + 105,272 + Cherry Valley Elementary School Wind Project + 120,342 + Concordia High School Wind Project + 108,482 +

435

An Introduction to Risk with a Focus on Design Diversity in the Stockpile  

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The maintenance and security of nuclear weapons in the stockpile involves decisions based on risk analysis and quantitative measures of risk. Risk is a factor in all decisions, a particularly important factor in decisions of a large scale. One example of high-risk decisions we will discuss is the risk involved in design diversity within the stockpile of nuclear weapons arsenal. Risk is defined as 'possibility of loss or injury' and the 'degree of probability of such loss' (Kaplan and Garrick 12). To introduce the risk involved with maintaining the weapons stockpile we will draw a parallel to the design and maintenance of Southwest Airlines fleet of Boeing 737 planes. The clear benefits for cost savings in maintenance of having a uniform fleet are what historically drove Southwest to have only Boeing 737s in their fleet. Less money and resources are need for maintenance, training, and materials. Naturally, risk accompanies those benefits. A defect in a part of the plane indicates a potential defect in that same part in all the planes of the fleet. As a result, safety, business, and credibility are at risk. How much variety or diversity does the fleet need to mitigate that risk? With that question in mind, a balance is needed to accommodate the different risks and benefits of the situation. In a similar way, risk is analyzed for the design and maintenance of nuclear weapons in the stockpile. In conclusion, risk must be as low as possible when it comes to the nuclear weapons stockpile. Design and care to keep the stockpile healthy involves all aspects of risk management. Design diversity is a method that helps to mitigate risk, and to help balance options in stockpile stewardship.

Noone, Bailey C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

436

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY  

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is acceptable; identification of the risk owner; identification of further mitigating actions; continuous1 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY 1. Risk Management 1.1 Responsibility of accountability, probity and compliance. Risk management is an essential element of the process of governance. 1

Schellekens, Michel P.

437

Risk Management Techniques and Practice Workshop Workshop Report  

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At the request of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosted a two-day Risk Management Techniques and Practice (RMTAP) workshop held September 18-19 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. The purpose of the workshop, which was sponsored by the SC/Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, was to assess current and emerging techniques, practices, and lessons learned for effectively identifying, understanding, managing, and mitigating the risks associated with acquiring leading-edge computing systems at high-performance computing centers (HPCCs). Representatives from fifteen high-performance computing (HPC) organizations, four HPC vendor partners, and three government agencies attended the workshop. The overall workshop findings were: (1) Standard risk management techniques and tools are in the aggregate applicable to projects at HPCCs and are commonly employed by the HPC community; (2) HPC projects have characteristics that necessitate a tailoring of the standard risk management practices; (3) All HPCC acquisition projects can benefit by employing risk management, but the specific choice of risk management processes and tools is less important to the success of the project; (4) The special relationship between the HPCCs and HPC vendors must be reflected in the risk management strategy; (5) Best practices findings include developing a prioritized risk register with special attention to the top risks, establishing a practice of regular meetings and status updates with the platform partner, supporting regular and open reviews that engage the interests and expertise of a wide range of staff and stakeholders, and documenting and sharing the acquisition/build/deployment experience; and (6) Top risk categories include system scaling issues, request for proposal/contract and acceptance testing, and vendor technical or business problems. HPC, by its very nature, is an exercise in multi-level risk management. Every aspect of stewarding HPCCs into the petascale era, from identification of the program drivers to the details of procurement actions and simulation environment component deployments, represents unprecedented challenges and requires effective risk management. The fundamental purpose of this workshop was to go beyond risk management processes as such and learn how to weave effective risk management practices, techniques, and methods into all aspects of migrating HPCCs into the next generation of leadership computing systems. This workshop was a follow-on to the Petascale System Integration Workshop hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)/NERSC last year. It was intended to leverage and extend the risk management experience of the participants by looking for common best practices and unique processes that have been especially successful. This workshop assessed the effectiveness of tools and techniques that are or could be helpful in HPCC risk management, with a special emphasis on how practice meets process. As the saying goes: 'In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is'. Finally, the workshop brought together a network of experts who shared information as technology moves into the petascale era and beyond.

Quinn, T; Zosel, M

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk assessment for organic micropollutants: U. S. point of view  

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Basic research and monitoring of sludge utilization programs have identified specific pathways by which potentially toxic constituents of sewage sludge can reach and cause toxicity to livestock, humans, plants, soil biota, wildlife, etc. In the process of preparing a new regulation for land application of sewage sludge in the US, a pathway approach to risk assessment was undertaken. Two Pathways were found to comprise the greatest risk from persistent lipophilic organic compounds such as PCBs: (1) direct ingestion of sludge by children; and (2) adherence of sludge to forage/pasture crops from surface application of fluid sludge, followed by grazing and ingestion of sludge by livestock used as human food. Each pathway considers risk to Most Exposed Individuals (MEIs) who have high exposure to sludge. Because 1990 sewage sludges contain very low levels of PCBs, the estimated risk level to MEIs was less 0.0001, low sludge PCBs and low probability of simultaneously meeting all the constraints of the MEI indicate that MEIs are at less 0.0000001 lifetime risk. The authors conclude that quantitative risk assessment for potentially toxic constituents in sewage sludge can be meaningfully conducted because research has provided transfer coefficients from sludges and sludge-amended soils to plants and animals needed for many organic compounds.

Chaney, R.L.; Ryan, J.A.; O'Connor, G.A.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 14 - Pipeline Flow Risk Assessment  

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Abstract Risk assessment is the process of assessing risks and factors influencing the level of safety of a project. It involves researching how hazardous events or states develop and interact to cause an accident. The risk assessment effort should be tailored to the level and source of technical risk involved with the project and the project stage being considered. The assessment of technical risk will take different forms in different stages of the project. Pipeline flow risk mainly includes fluid leakage and blockage happening in the pipelines. This chapter describes the application of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) for the blockage in the oil and gas pipelines.

Yong Bai; Qiang Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the Hanford risk management plan  

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The Project Hanford Management Contract called for the enhancement of site-wide decision processes, and development of a Hanford Risk Management Plan to adopt or develop a risk management system for the Hanford Site. This Plan provides a consistent foundation for Site issues and addresses site-wide management of risks of all types. It supports the Department of Energy planning and sitewide decision making policy. Added to this requirement is a risk performance report to characterize the risk management accomplishments. This paper presents the development of risk management within the context of work planning and performance. Also discussed are four risk elements which add value to the context.

Halverson, T.G.

1998-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Discrete Fracture Network Models for Risk Assessment of Carbon Sequestration in Coal  

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A software package called DFNModeler has been developed to assess the potential risks associated with carbon sequestration in coal. Natural fractures provide the principal conduits for fluid flow in coal-bearing strata, and these fractures present the most tangible risks for the leakage of injected carbon dioxide. The objectives of this study were to develop discrete fracture network (DFN) modeling tools for risk assessment and to use these tools to assess risks in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama, where coal-bearing strata have high potential for carbon sequestration and enhanced coalbed methane recovery. DFNModeler provides a user-friendly interface for the construction, visualization, and analysis of DFN models. DFNModeler employs an OpenGL graphics engine that enables real-time manipulation of DFN models. Analytical capabilities in DFNModeler include display of structural and hydrologic parameters, compartmentalization analysis, and fluid pathways analysis. DFN models can be exported to third-party software packages for flow modeling. DFN models were constructed to simulate fracturing in coal-bearing strata of the upper Pottsville Formation in the Black Warrior Basin. Outcrops and wireline cores were used to characterize fracture systems, which include joint systems, cleat systems, and fault-related shear fractures. DFN models were constructed to simulate jointing, cleating, faulting, and hydraulic fracturing. Analysis of DFN models indicates that strata-bound jointing compartmentalizes the Pottsville hydrologic system and helps protect shallow aquifers from injection operations at reservoir depth. Analysis of fault zones, however, suggests that faulting can facilitate cross-formational flow. For this reason, faults should be avoided when siting injection wells. DFN-based flow models constructed in TOUGH2 indicate that fracture aperture and connectivity are critical variables affecting the leakage of injected CO{sub 2} from coal. Highly transmissive joints near an injection well have potential to divert a large percentage of an injected CO{sub 2} stream away from a target coal seam. However, the strata-bound nature of Pottsville fracture systems is a natural factor that mitigates the risk of long-range leakage and surface seepage. Flow models indicate that cross-formational flow in strata-bound joint networks is low and is dissipated by about an order of magnitude at each successive bedding contact. These models help confirm that strata-bound joint networks are self-compartmentalizing and that the thick successions of interbedded shale and sandstone separating the Pottsville coal zones are confining units that protect shallow aquifers from injection operations at reservoir depth. DFN models are powerful tools for the simulation and analysis of fracture networks and can play an important role in the assessment of risks associated with carbon sequestration and enhanced coalbed methane recovery. Importantly, the stochastic nature DFN models dictates that they cannot be used to precisely reproduce reservoir conditions in a specific field area. Rather, these models are most useful for simulating the fundamental geometric and statistical properties of fracture networks. Because the specifics of fracture architecture in a given area can be uncertain, multiple realizations of DFN models and DFN-based flow models can help define variability that may be encountered during field operations. Using this type of approach, modelers can inform the risk assessment process by characterizing the types and variability of fracture architecture that may exist in geologic carbon sinks containing natural fractures.

Jack Pashin; Guohai Jin; Chunmiao Zheng; Song Chen; Marcella McIntyre

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Chapter 8 - Risk Analysis for Subsea Pipelines  

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Abstract The purpose of this chapter is to apply risk-based inspection planning methodologies to pipeline systems, by developing a set of methods and tools for the estimation of risks using structural reliability approach and incidental databases, and to illustrate our risk based inspection and management approach through three examples, including risk analysis for a subsea gas pipeline, dropped object risk analysis and how to use RBIM to reduce operation costs. After outlining the constituent steps of a complete risk analysis methodology, it gives detailed information about each step of the methodology such that a complete risk analysis can be achieved. To get the final acceptable design/procedure, these steps are needed, including acceptance criteria, identification of initiating events, crude consequence analysis, cause analysis, quantitative cause analysis, consequence analysis and risk estimation. This chapter also gave a detailed guidance on evaluation of failure frequency, consequence, risk and risk-based inspection and integrity management of pipeline systems.

Yong Bai; Qiang Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Alcohol consumption, Lewis phenotypes, and risk of ischemic heart disease  

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The authors have previously found an increased risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in men with the Lewis phenotype Le(a[minus]b[minus]) and suggested that the Lewis blood group has a close genetic relation with insulin resistance. The authors have investigated whether any conventional risk factors explain the increased risk in Le(a[minus]b[minus]) men. 3,383 men aged 53-75 years were examined in 1985-86, and morbidity and mortality during the next 4 years were recorded. At baseline, the authors excluded 343 men with a history of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, intermittent claudication, or stroke. The potential risk factors examined were alcohol consumption, physical activity, tobacco smoking, serum cotinine, serum lipids, body-mass index, blood pressure, prevalence of hypertension and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and social class. In 280 (9.6%) men with Le(a[minus]b[minus]), alcohol was the only risk factor significantly associated with risk of IHD. There was a significant inverse dose-effect relation between alcohol consumption and risk; trend tests, with adjustment for age, were significant for fatal IHD (p=0.02), all IHD (p=0.03), and all causes of death (p=0.02). In 2649 (90.4%) men with other phenotypes, there was a limited negative association with alcohol consumption. In Le(a[minus]b[minus]) men, a group genetically at high risk of IHD, alcohol consumption seems to be especially protective. The authors suggest that alcohol consumption may modify insulin resistance in Le(a[minus]b[minus]) men.

Hein, H.O.; Suadicani, P.; Gyntelberg, F. (Rigshospitalet State Univ. Hospital, Copenhagen (Denmark). Epidemiological Research Unit); Sorenson, H. (Rigshospitalet State Univ. Hospital, Copenhagen (Denmark). Dept. of Chemical Immunology); Hein, H.O. (Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark). Dept. of Internal Medicine)

1993-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of UV activation on acid and catalytic properties of zeolite-containing catalysts in conversion of gas-condensate straight-run gasolines to high-octane gasolines  

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Effect of activation by UV radiation with different wavelengths on the acid and catalytic properties of the N-TsKE-G zeolite catalyst in conversion of straight-run gasolines from the gas condensate of the Myl’...

V. I. Erofeev; A. S. Medvedev; L. M. Koval’…

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment  

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5/002F 5/002F April 1998 Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment (Published on May 14, 1998, Federal Register 63(93):26846-26924) Risk Assessment Forum U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC DISCLAIMER This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. NOTICE This report contains the full text of the Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment. However, the format of this version differs from the Federal Register version, as follows: text boxes that are included in this document at their point of reference were instead listed at the end of the Federal Register document as text notes, due to format limitations for Federal Register documents.

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SC Introduction to Risk Management  

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OF OF SCIENCE Office of Science Risk Management November 4, 2009 Ray Won Office of Project Assessment Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy http://www.science.doe.gov/opa/ 2 AGENDA AGENDA Wednesday, November 4, 2009, Building 2714, Oak Ridge 2:15 p.m. Introduction to SC Risk Management 2:25 p.m. Spallation Neutron Source 2:40 p.m. ORNL Risk Management Process 2:55 p.m. National Synchrotron Light Source II 3:10 p.m. Questions 3:30 p.m. End OFFICE OF SCIENCE 3 DOE Organization DOE Organization OFFICE OF SCIENCE Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security/ Administrator for National Nuclear Security Administration Thomas P. D'Agostino Chief of Staff *The Deputy Secretary also serves as the Chief Operating Officer.

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IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects |  

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IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Implementation, Market analysis Resource Type: Presentation, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.iea-retd.org/files/RISK%20IEA-RETD%20(2011-6).pdf Cost: Free IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects Screenshot References: IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects[1] Logo: IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects "This report presents a transparent and reproducible set of techniques to

448

Future scientific applications for high-energy lasers  

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This report discusses future applications for high-energy lasers in the areas of astrophysics and space physics; hydrodynamics; material properties; plasma physics; radiation sources; and radiative properties.

Lee, R.W. [comp.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brookhaven High Energy Physics  

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High-Energy Physics High-Energy Physics High-energy physicists probe the properties and behavior of the most elementary particles in the universe. At the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS), they perform experiments of unique sensitivity using high-intensity, intermediate-energy beams. The AGS currently provides the world's most intense high-energy proton beam. It is also the world's most versatile accelerator, accelerating protons, polarized protons, and heavy ions to near the speed of light. Magnet system at Brookhaven used to measure the magnetic moment of the muon. Important discoveries in high-energy physics were made at the AGS within the last decade. An international collaboration, including key physicists from Brookhaven, performed a very high-precision measurement of a property

450

Risk assesment of a new high-speed railway  

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......industry has begun to use QRA as a tool to guide decision making in...account that the amount of energy to be absorbed in bringing...it was decided that the data storage, the fault-tree and event-tree...potential death avoided. This valuation was felt to be grossly disproportionate......

C.L. LEIHTON; C.R. DENIS

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Original article Anthropogenic factors and the risk of highly  

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GASQUI 1 , Myriam CHARRAS-GARRIDO 1 , Weerapong THANAPONGTHARM 3 , Xiangming XIAO 4 , Marius GILBERT 5 and Microbiology, Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA 5 Biological Control

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Microsoft Word - 2007-fact-sheet-high-risk-children.doc  

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or eliminating the financial barriers to attaining safety devices (e.g. smoke alarms, bicycle helmets, car seats, and booster seats) * Increasing educational efforts directed...

453

Risks and Risk Governance in Unconventional Shale Gas Development  

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The air pollutants associated with shale gas development include greenhouse gases (primarily methane), ozone precursors (volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides), air toxics, and particulate matter from flaring, compressors, and engines. ... Kiviat, E.Risks to biodiversity from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shales Annu. ...

Mitchell J. Small; Paul C. Stern; Elizabeth Bomberg; Susan M. Christopherson; Bernard D. Goldstein; Andrei L. Israel; Robert B. Jackson; Alan Krupnick; Meagan S. Mauter; Jennifer Nash; D. Warner North; Sheila M. Olmstead; Aseem Prakash; Barry Rabe; Nathan Richardson; Susan Tierney; Thomas Webler; Gabrielle Wong-Parodi; Barbara Zielinska

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment  

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Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment (SFTRA) Draft NUREG-2125 Overview for National Transportation Stakeholders Forum John Cook Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation 1 SFTRA Overview Contents * Project and review teams * Purpose and goals * Basic methodology * Improvements relative to previous studies * Draft NUREG structure and format * Routine shipment analysis and results * Accident condition analysis and results * Findings and conclusions * Schedule 2 SFTRA Research and Review Teams * Sandia National Laboratory Research Team [$1.8M; 9/06-9/12] - Doug Ammerman - principal investigator - Carlos Lopez - thermal - Ruth Weiner - RADTRAN * NRC's SFTRA Technical Review Team - Gordon Bjorkman - structural

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Air Risk Information Support Center  

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The Air Risk Information Support Center (Air RISC) was initiated in early 1988 by the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Health and Environmental Assessment (OHEA) and the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) as a technology transfer effort that would focus on providing information to state and local environmental agencies and to EPA Regional Offices in the areas of health, risk, and exposure assessment for toxic air pollutants. Technical information is fostered and disseminated by Air RISCs three primary activities: (1) a {open_quotes}hotline{close_quotes}, (2) quick turn-around technical assistance projects, and (3) general technical guidance projects. 1 ref., 2 figs.

Shoaf, C.R.; Guth, D.J. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear weapon system risk assessment  

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Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) is a process for evaluating hazardous operations by considering what can go wrong, the likelihood of these undesired events, and the resultant consequences. Techniques used in PRA originated in the 1960s. Although there were early exploratory applications to nuclear weapons and other technologies, the first major application of these techniques was in the Reactor Safety Study, WASH-1400, {sup 1} in which the risks of nuclear power accidents were thoroughly investigated for the first time. Recently, these techniques have begun to be adapted to nuclear weapon system applications. This report discusses this application to nuclear weapon systems.

Carlson, D.D.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:Buildings/Models | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:Buildings/Models Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Page. It links to pages that use the form Buildings Publication. Pages using the property "Buildings/Models" Showing 2 pages using this property. G General Merchandise 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document 2009 + General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago High Plug Load Baseline +, General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago High Plug Load 50% Energy Savings +, General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago Low Plug Load Baseline +, ... Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document 2009 + Grocery 2009 TSD Chicago Baseline +, Grocery 2009 TSD Chicago 50% Energy Savings +, Grocery 2009 TSD Miami Baseline +, ...

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Chapter 3 Property Law  

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This chapter examines the economics of property rights and property law. It shows how the economics of property rights can be used to understand fundamental features of property law and related extra-legal institutions. The chapter examines both the rationale for legal doctrine, and the effects of legal doctrine regarding the exercise, enforcement, and transfer of rights. It also examines various property rights regimes including open access, private ownership, common property, and state property. The guiding questions are: How are property rights established? What explains the variation in the types of property rights? What governs the use and transfer of rights? And, how are property rights enforced? In answering these questions we argue that property rights and property law can be best understood as a system of societal rules designed to maximize social wealth. They do this by creating incentives for people to maintain and invest in assets, which leads to specialization and trade.

Dean Lueck; Thomas J. Miceli

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:Definition | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:Definition Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Definition Property Type Text Description The definition of the term or concept. Pages using the property "Definition" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 2 2-M Probe Survey + Probe surveys are used to physically identify and delineate thermal anomalies. A 2-m long hollow steel tube with a tungsten-carbide alloy tip is driven into the ground using a hammer drill. Then a high-precision resistive-temperature device is inserted into the tube. The probe is then left in place for at least one hour. A Accommodation Zone + Accommodation zones occur at fault intersections consisting of belts of interlocking, oppositely dipping normal faults. Multiple subsurface fault intersections in these zones are a favorable host for geothermal activity.

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Property:Event/Date | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:Event/Date Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Event/Date Property Type Date Description The date on which an event occurs. Pages using the property "Event/Date" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 11th Annual Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading + 3 October 2011 + 11th Annual Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading Day 2 + 4 October 2011 + 15th International Business Forum: Low Carbon High Growth - Business Models for a Changing Climate + 21 October 2012 + 18th Africa Partnership Forum + 25 April 2012 + 2 2012 Bonn Climate Change Conference + 14 May 2012 + 7 7th Asia Clean Energy Forum + 4 June 2012 + A ASEAN Roadmapping Workshop + 2 June 2011 +

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Measuring the viscoelastic properties of polytetrafluoroethylene copolymers at ultrasonic frequencies  

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properties must be measured directly. A new technique employing a piezoelectric ultrasonic composite oscillator has been developed to measure the viscoelastic properties, GI(w) and G"(w), of Tefzel 280 (a high molecular weight copolymer of ethylene...

Thomas, Verghese

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Metabolic properties in stroked rats revealed by relaxation-enhanced...  

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metabolic properties via 1 H MRS at ultra-high fields. Metabolic properties in stroked rats revealed by relaxation-enhanced MR spectroscopy at 21.1 T Noam Shemesh 1 , Jens T...

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NETL: Available Property  

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Available Property Business Forms Contacts Buying Property from NETL NETL offers surplus equipment for sale to the public and provides opportunities for colleges and universities...

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Risk Price Dynamics Jaroslav Borovicka  

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Risk Price Dynamics Jaroslav Borovicka University of Chicago Lars Peter Hansen University November 11, 2009 Abstract We present a novel approach to depicting asset pricing dynamics by characterizing shock exposures and prices for alternative investment horizons. We quantify the shock exposures

Hansen, Lars Peter

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Reinforcing flood–risk estimation  

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...publication of the Flood estimation handbook, studies of ood risk are now...especially for its neglect of the physics of catchment pro- cesses of...recommended in the Flood estimation handbook (Institute of Hydrology 1999...estimates. The Flood estimation handbook (Institute of Hydrology 1999...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation: Facts, Risks and Realities  

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of Radiation 3 Understanding Radiation Risks 6 Naturally Occurring (Background) Radiation 7 Man-Made Radiation, beta particles and gamma rays. Other types, such as x-rays, can occur naturally or be machine-produced. Scientists have also learned that radiation sources are naturally all around us. Radiation can come from

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Decision Support and Risk Management  

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of a restoration model ­ for the repair of a ruptured natural gas pipeline. The nodes represent events (dots sets of steps required to accomplish a goal, such as repairing a ruptured natural gas pipeline, whenDecision Support and Risk Management Restore©: Modeling Interdependent Repair/Restoration Processes

468

Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb: New Insurance Program to Help Ranchers Manage Lamb Price Risk  

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1 Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb: New Insurance Program to Help Ranchers Manage Lamb Price Risk Risk Management E-470 RM4-14.0 09-08 *Professor and Extension Economist?Management, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist...1 Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb: New Insurance Program to Help Ranchers Manage Lamb Price Risk Risk Management E-470 RM4-14.0 09-08 *Professor and Extension Economist?Management, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist...

Pena, Jose G.; Thompson, Bill; Bevers, Stan; Anderson, David P.

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk uncertainty analysis methods for NUREG-1150  

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Evaluation and display of risk uncertainties for NUREG-1150 constitute a principal focus of the Severe Accident Risk Rebaselining/Risk Reduction Program (SARRP). Some of the principal objectives of the uncertainty evaluation are: (1) to provide a quantitative estimate that reflects, for those areas considered, a credible and realistic range of uncertainty in risk; (2) to rank the various sources of uncertainty with respect to their importance for various measures of risk; and (3) to characterize the state of understanding of each aspect of the risk assessment for which major uncertainties exist. This paper describes the methods developed to fulfill these objectives.

Benjamin, U.S.; Boyd, G.J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SYRMA: a tool for a system approach to risk management in mission critical systems  

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Managing risks and taking steps to reduce risks at acceptable level are considered as strategic objectives for organisations in almost any application domain. It is widely recognised that a system-oriented approach is needed to effectively manage risks in complex and mission critical systems. Well-known standard approaches to risk management exist and some frameworks and best practices have reached a high level of completeness and suitability in the different possible application scenarios. Nonetheless, we realised that poor support is offered towards the adoption of system-oriented approaches to risk management. This paper proposes a web-based application, named systemic risk management (SYRMA), to effectively support a system approach to risk management, especially in the case of complex and mission critical systems. SYRMA is based on a conceptual model that identifies main entities in risk management and their relations with resources of the target organisation. Identified relationships among model entities facilitate the provision of a synoptic overview of incidents, possible risks and risk-related information. Finally, we describe how SYRMA has been implemented as a prototype for the healthcare sector.

Gionni Bernardini; Federica Paganelli; Mauro Manetti; Alessandro Fantechi; Ernesto Iadanza

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Merging high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to...  

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high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to reduce exploration risk at Glass Buttes, Oregon Patrick Walsh Ormat Nevada Inc. Innovative technologies May 19, 2010...

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Electronic properties of microcrystalline silicon  

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The electronic and optical properties of microcrystalline silicon films prepared by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition are investigated with Hall-effect, electrical conductivity, photothermal deflection spectroscopy and photoluminescence measurements. In particular, the influence of the grain size and the crystalline volume fraction on the conductivity, the carrier density and the Hall mobility is investigated in highly doped films. A percolation model is proposed to describe the observed transport data. Photoluminescence properties were studied in undoped films. It is proposed that the photoluminescence is due to recombination at structural defects similar to those observed in crystalline silicon.

Carius, R.; Finger, F.; Backhausen, U.; Luysberg, M.; Hapke, P.; Houben, L.; Otte, M.; Overhof, H.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Associations between Beer, Wine, and Liquor Consumption and Lung Cancer Risk: A Meta-analysis  

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...particularly risk at high consumption levels. (Cancer...cancer deaths in the world. Although tobacco...Alcoholic beverage consumption has been established...adjusted for total energy intake and consumption of fruits and vegetables...

Chun Chao

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrumentation in Health Education and the Adolescent Health Risk Behavior Survey (AHRBS) Instrument  

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the validity and reliability of data collected from 1,992 Indiana middle and high school students with the Adolescent Health Risk Behavior Survey (AHRBS) instrument. The AHRBS instrument was created using the Biopsychosocial Model (BPSM) theoretical framework...

Smith, Matthew L.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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How risk management can prevent future wildfire disasters in the wildland-urban interface  

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...on record. Wildfires in the wildland-urban...interface on the Colorado Front Range...Canyon Fire The Colorado Front Range...highly damaging wildfires in recent history...and effects. Wildfire risk in places like the Colorado foothills...

David E. Calkin; Jack D. Cohen; Mark A. Finney; Matthew P. Thompson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Project Programming and Commissioning as a Risk Mitigation and Threat Analysis Tool  

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As a quality process, commissioning has been successfully used in the design, construction and validation process for over a decade with valuable results. Owners of high risk and complex projects are now starting to use the commissioning process...

Weiss, M. L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the risk-reduction benefits of wind energy  

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The question of uncertainty and risk in electric utility resource planning has received considerable attention in recent years. During the 1980s, many utilities suffered financial losses because of unexpectedly high plant construction costs and low growth in electricity demand. In addition, the introduction of competition to the electric industry is creating new risks for power companies. No longer will utilities be able to count on regulatory protections and a base of captive consumers to provide a stable market and adequate return on their investments. Alternative risk management strategies will have to be considered instead. One approach to managing risk is for a utility company to invest in diverse power sources such as wind power plants. Since wind plants consume no fuel, can be built in relatively small increments with short construction lead times, and generate no pollutants, it is often said that they offer significant protection from risks associated with conventional fossil-fuel power plants. So far there have been few efforts to quantify these benefits, however. The study compares the costs and risks of two competing resource options, a gas-fired combined cycle plant and a wind plant, both utility-owned, through decision analysis. The case study utility is Texas Utilities Electric, a very large investor-owned company serving an area with substantial, high-quality wind resources. The authors chose a specific moment in the future - the year 2003 - when the utility currently plans to build a large fossil-fueled power plant, and examined the implications for the utility`s expected revenues, costs, and profits if a wind plant were to be built instead.

Brower, M.C.; Bell, K.; Spinney, P. [and others

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyanide clusters of ReII with 3d metal ions and their magnetic properties: incorporating anisotropic ions into metal-cyanide clusters with high spin magnetic ground states  

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?????????????????... 69 III METAL-CYANIDE CUBES OF ReII AND MID TRANSITION SERIES 3d IONS {[MCl]4[Re(triphos)(CN)3]4} M = Mn, Fe, Co; AND THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES??????????...72 I. Introduction?????????????????????. 72 II.... Experimental Section????...................................................... 74 A. Starting Materials??........................................................ 74 B. Synthesis of Molecular Cubes of Re4Mn4, Re4Fe4, Re 4Co4...

Schelter, Eric John

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Property Asset Management | Department of Energy  

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

Services » Site & Facility Restoration » Facility Engineering » Services » Site & Facility Restoration » Facility Engineering » Real Property Asset Management Real Property Asset Management The Real Property Asset Management (RPAM) portion of Deactivation & Decommissioning/Facility Engineering (D&D/FE) presents a driving programmatic challenge within the EM-D&D Clean-up program effort which currently involves 114 sites with 4,900 buildings and other structures which currently account for 28 percent of the Department's assets. The overall goal of RPAM is to ensure sustainment for enduring EM facilities by: Funding maintenance for worker safety and health and mission readiness, Identifying and implementing best practices and lessons learned from existing efforts, and Developing new tools and processes to mitigate risk

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Risk-Related research at LBNL  

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Risk-Related Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Risk-Related Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Table of Contents Human Exposure Assessment Cancer Risk Assessment Extrapolation of Cancer Risks from Animals to Humans Biodosimetry to Assess Human Genotoxicity from Mutagenic or Clastogenic Agents Transgenic Mouse Models Biological Effects of Complex Chemical Mixtures Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) and Cancer Models Electromagnetic Fields Risks of Ionizing Radiation in Space Risk-Based Remediation Strategy for Kesterson Reservoir Wetland Restoration and Sediment Quality Integrated, Risk-Based Environmental Clean-up SELECT: Environmental Decision-Making Software Introduction The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) conducts research to improve the scientific basis of risk assessment.