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  1. Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity | Department of Energy

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    Drive: Honda FCX Clarity Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity May 14, 2010 - 10:52am Addthis A member of the Energy Empowers team takes the Honda FCX Clarity for a drive outside the U.S....

  2. Honda Transmission Technical Center

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    Russells Point, OH The Honda Transmission Technical Center is located on the Honda of America Manufacturing Plant facility site in Russells Point, Ohio. This facility is used for product engineering and market quality testing and analysis of automatic transmissions. The building contains a large workshop area for ten cars, a future dynamometer, two laboratories, an open office area, three conference rooms, a break room, restrooms, and related support areas.

  3. Honda Civic fact sheet

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    NREL

    1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is promoting the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been directed to conduct projects to evaluate the performance and acceptability of light-duty AFVs. This fact sheet describes the test results on 1998 Honda Civics: one dedicated CNG and a gasoline model as closely matched as possible.

  4. Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. http://www.honda-ri.com

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. http://www.honda-ri.com Call For 2006 Summer Interns The computer science research section of Honda Research Institute USA (HRI-US), located in Mountain View internship will produce working concepts as well as publications, under close collaboration with Honda

  5. Space-Time Stereo James DavisJames Davis Honda Research InstituteHonda Research Institute

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    O'Brien, James F.

    Space-Time Stereo James DavisJames Davis ­­ Honda Research InstituteHonda Research Institute Ravi ­­ Princeton UniversityPrinceton University DiegoDiego NehabNehab ­­ Honda & PrincetonHonda & Princeton

  6. Mr. Junya Honda1 University of Tokyo

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    Mr. Junya Honda1 University of Tokyo Friday, July 6th - Time: 1:00 pm 1 Washington Park #1027, such as the family of distributions on the bounded support [0,1]. 1 Junya Honda is a Ph

  7. ON THE HONDA -KANEKO CONGRUENCES P. GUERZHOY

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    Guerzhoy, Pavel

    ON THE HONDA - KANEKO CONGRUENCES P. GUERZHOY Let q = exp(2i) with () > 0. Consider the Eisenstein several years ago as a result of numerical experiments. In a recent paper by Honda and Kaneko [6

  8. Multiparty Asynchronous Session Types Kohei Honda

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    Gay, Simon

    Multiparty Asynchronous Session Types Kohei Honda Queen Mary, University of London kohei 2005; Honda et al. 1998; Bonelli and Compagnoni 2008), higher- order processes (Mostrous and Yoshida. 2006, 2007; WS-CDL; Sparkes 2006; Honda et al. 2007a). A basic observation underlying session types

  9. AVTA: 2013 Honda Civic HEV Testing Results

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    VTO's National Laboratories have tested and collected both dynamometer and fleet data for the Honda Civic HEV (a hybrid electric vehicle).

  10. AVTA: 2010 Honda Civic HEV with Experimental Ultra Lead Acid...

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    0 Honda Civic HEV with Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery Testing Results AVTA: 2010 Honda Civic HEV with Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery Testing Results The Vehicle...

  11. HONDA-TATE THEOREM FOR ELLIPTIC CURVES MIHRAN PAPIKIAN

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    Papikian, Mihran

    HONDA-TATE THEOREM FOR ELLIPTIC CURVES MIHRAN PAPIKIAN 1. Introduction These are the notes from the 2011-12 academic year. Tate's isogeny theorem over finite fields, and the related Honda-Tate theorem theorem and Honda-Tate theorem for elliptic curves, and then to prove these theorems using only tools from

  12. THE THEOREM OF HONDA AND TATE KIRSTEN EISENTRAGER

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    Eisentraeger, Kirsten

    THE THEOREM OF HONDA AND TATE KIRSTEN EISENTRAGER 1. Motivation Consider the following theorem the isomorphism classes of simple objects and, for each class, the endomorphism algebra. The theorems of Honda(F). #12;THE THEOREM OF HONDA AND TATE 3 Lemma 3.2. If R and S are central simple algebras over F, then so

  13. A Uniform Type Structure for Secure Information KOHEI HONDA

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    Gay, Simon

    A Uniform Type Structure for Secure Information Flow KOHEI HONDA Queen Mary, University of London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Author's address: K. Honda, Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile, Vol. TBD, No. TDB, Month Year, Pages 1--83. #12; 2 · Kohei Honda and Nobuko Yoshida 2.5 Linear

  14. A Uniform Type Structure for Secure Information KOHEI HONDA

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    Honda, Kohei

    A Uniform Type Structure for Secure Information Flow KOHEI HONDA Queen Mary, University of London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Author's address: K. Honda, Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile. TBD, No. TDB, Month Year, Pages 1­83. #12;2 · Kohei Honda and Nobuko Yoshida 2.5 Linear/Affine Typing

  15. AVTA: Honda Insight HEV 2010 Testing Results | Department of...

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    The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2010 Honda Insight hybrid-electric vehicle. The baseline performance testing provides a point of comparison...

  16. AVTA: 2011 Honda CRZ HEV Testing Results

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    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2011 Honda CRZ hybrid electric vehicle. The baseline performance testing provides a point of comparison for the other test results. Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

  17. Honda Engineering Corporation Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel Jump to:Pennsylvania: Energy Resources Jump to:Hon Hai PrecisionHonda

  18. COGS 300 Notes March 11, 2014 Today's "Fun" Example: Honda's ASIMO Robot

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    Woodham, Robert J.

    COGS 300 Notes March 11, 2014 Today's "Fun" Example: Honda's ASIMO Robot Honda unvealed the newest at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvruMLGiAdI For more video examples, go to http://asimo.honda.com/ Key by 3 km/hour from previous model) Example: Honda's ASIMO Robot (cont'd) The Asimo humanoid robot has

  19. AVTA: 2010 Honda Insight HEV Testing Results

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    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2010 Honda Insight hybrid-electric vehicle. Baseline and other data collected at Idaho National Laboratory is in the attached documents. Baseline and battery testing data collected at Argonne National Laboratory is available in summary and CSV form on the Argonne Downloadable Dynometer Database site (http://www.anl.gov/energy-systems/group/downloadable-dynamometer-databas...). Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing.

  20. AVTA: 2012 CNG Honda Civic Testing Results

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    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2012 Compressed Natural Gas Honda Civic GX. Baseline and other data collected at Idaho National Laboratory is in the attached documents. Baseline data collected at Argonne National Laboratory is available in summary and CSV form on the Argonne Downloadable Dynometer Database site (http://www.anl.gov/energy-systems/group/downloadable-dynamometer-databas...). Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing.

  1. 2010 Honda Insight VIN 0141 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test...

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    2 2010 Honda Insight VIN 0141 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results Tyler Gray Mathew Shirk January 2013 The Idaho National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy...

  2. 2010 Honda Insight VIN 1748 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test...

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    3 2010 Honda Insight VIN 1748 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results Tyler Gray Matthew Shirk January 2013 The Idaho National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy...

  3. Fleet Testing Advanced Vehicle Testing Activities - 2010 Honda...

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    Vehicle Testing Activity Maintenance Sheet for 2010 Honda Insight LX VIN JHMZE2H59AS011748 HEV Fleet Testing Date Mileage Description Cost 842009 5,752 Changed oil and filter...

  4. Secretary Chu to Join Representatives Lofgren and Honda at the...

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    Lofgren and Honda at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory The World's First Free-Electron X-ray Laser Secretary Chu Dedicates World's Most Powerful X-ray Laser Energy...

  5. AVTA: 2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Downloadable Dynamometer Database...

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    at Argonne National Laboratory under the funding and guidance of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Honda CR-Z Hybrid (2010) More Documents & Publications AVTA: 2012 Chevrolet...

  6. Timberwolves men's basketball face final preseason test PRINCE GEORGE, BC -Men's basketball finish exhibition competition this weekend at the UFV Honda

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    exhibition competition this weekend at the UFV Honda Way tournament in Abbotsford, BC. The Honda Way Men

  7. TORIC LEBRUN METRICS AND JOYCE METRICS NOBUHIRO HONDA AND JEFF VIACLOVSKY

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    Viaclovsky, Jeff

    TORIC LEBRUN METRICS AND JOYCE METRICS NOBUHIRO HONDA AND JEFF VIACLOVSKY Abstract. We show that Foundation under grant DMS-1105187. Mathematics Subject Classification (2010) 53A30. 1 #12;2 NOBUHIRO HONDA

  8. ON THE FLUX OF PSEUDO-ANOSOV HOMEOMORPHISMS VINCENT COLIN, KO HONDA, AND FRANC OIS LAUDENBACH

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    ON THE FLUX OF PSEUDO-ANOSOV HOMEOMORPHISMS VINCENT COLIN, KO HONDA, AND FRANC OIS LAUDENBACH HONDA, AND FRANC OIS LAUDENBACH h(Fs , s ) = (Fs , 1 s ) and h(Fu , u ) = (Fu , u

  9. Automotive 2020 Clarity beyond the chaos

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    -dimensional change the automotive industry faces today. Credited for providing the foundation for economic transAutomotive 2020 Clarity beyond the chaos Automotive IBM Institute for Business Value IBM Global@us.ibm.com for more information. #12;1 The automotive ecosystem is in the midst of significant change, with increasing

  10. REMARQUES SUR LE MMOIRE DE MM. NAGAOKA ET HONDA; Par CH.-ED. GUILLAUME.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    621 REMARQUES SUR LE MMOIRE DE MM. NAGAOKA ET HONDA; Par CH.-ED. GUILLAUME. 11 est facile de voir que le plissement des courbes d'aimantation et d'allongement constat par MM. Nagaoka et Honda et Honda indique un point singulier des alliages, ou s'il s'agit d'un fait fortuit. J'ajou- terai que

  11. A computerassisted study of the LandauNakanishi Naofumi HONDA and Takahiro KAWAI

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    RIMS1780 A computerassisted study of the LandauNakanishi geometry By Naofumi HONDA and Takahiro; A computerassisted study of the LandauNakanishi geometry By Naofumi Honda # and Takahiro Kawai ## 1 Key Words y y # y y ## y y y #12; 2 Naofumi Honda and Takahiro Kawai The incidence number [j : r

  12. American Honda Foundation Since 1984, more than $25 million has been awarded to organizations serving approximately

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    American Honda Foundation Since 1984, more than $25 million has been awarded to organizations by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., to commemorate its 25th anniversary in the United States and to show its appreciation of America's support through the years. It is Honda's desire that in every community in which

  13. Grant Title: AMERICAN HONDA FOUNDATION GRANTS Funding Opportunity Number: N/A

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    Farritor, Shane

    Grant Title: AMERICAN HONDA FOUNDATION GRANTS Funding Opportunity Number: N/A Agency/Department: American Honda Foundation. Area of Research: Youth and scientific education. Release and Expiration: N list of eligible applicants. Summary: The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making

  14. Varits abliennes sur les corps finis: thorme de Tate et classification de Honda-Tate

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    Wittenberg, Olivier

    Varits abliennes sur les corps finis: thorme de Tate et classification de Honda-Tate Olivier Wittenberg 5 dcembre 2001 Rsum Le but de cet expos est de montrer (suivant Tate et Honda) que les classes polynme minimal sur Q. Le thorme que l'on se propose de dmontrer est le suivant. Thorme 1.0.2 (Honda

  15. A computer-assisted study of the Landau-Nakanishi Naofumi HONDA and Takahiro KAWAI

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    RIMS-1780 A computer-assisted study of the Landau-Nakanishi geometry By Naofumi HONDA and Takahiro computer-assisted study of the Landau-Nakanishi geometry By Naofumi Honda and Takahiro Kawai 1;2 Naofumi Honda and Takahiro Kawai The incidence number [j : r] for a pair of a vertex Vj and an external

  16. REMARQUES SUR LE TRAVAIL DE MM. NAGAOKA ET HONDA ; Par M. CH.-D. GUILLAUME

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    633 REMARQUES SUR LE TRAVAIL DE MM. NAGAOKA ET HONDA ; Par M. CH.-D. GUILLAUME Les recherches de MM. Nagaolia et Honda sur la inagnto- striction donnent lieu deux genres de remarques : les unes que pour une proportion insignifiante dans les rsultats noncs par MM. Nagaoka et Honda, et que les

  17. Quick transport of primary produced organic carbon to the ocean M. C. Honda,1

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    Fabrikant, Sara Irina

    Quick transport of primary produced organic carbon to the ocean interior M. C. Honda,1 H. Kawakami10%,whichissignificantly higher than that in other oceans. Citation: Honda, M. C., H. Kawakami, K. Sasaoka, S. Watanabe at 150 m that is ca. 50 m below the late winter mixed layer at station K2 (M. C. Honda, unpublished data

  18. Synthesis of Metal-Alloy-Coated Nanowires toward Functional Scanning Probe Microscope Hirofumi KONISHI, Shin-ichi HONDA

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    Hasegawa, Shuji

    KONISHI, Shin-ichi HONDA , Masaru KISHIDA, Yuya MURATA, Tatsuro YASUDA, Daisuke MAEDA, Kazuhiro TOMITA

  19. Extracting Interpretable Fuzzy Rules from RBF Networks Yaochu Jin (yaochu.jin@hre-ftr.f.rd.honda.co.jp)

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    Jin, Yaochu

    Extracting Interpretable Fuzzy Rules from RBF Networks Yaochu Jin (yaochu.jin@hre-ftr.f.rd.honda.co.jp) Future Technology Research, Honda R&D Europe(D), 63073 Offenbach/Main, Germany Bernhard Sendhoff (bernhard.sendhoff@hre-ftr.f.rd.honda.co.jp) Future Technology Research, Honda R&D Europe(D), 63073

  20. Clarity and complexity : designing for an educational community

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    Nugent, Christine Julia

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is an exploration of the qualities of clarity and complexity in architecture. These two qualities, are complimentary and should exist simultaneously. The study follows two routes: clarity and complexity as they ...

  1. REMARQUES SUR LE MMOIRE DE MM. NAGAOKA ET HONDA; Par CH.-ED. GUILLAUME.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    621 REMARQUES SUR LE M?MOIRE DE MM. NAGAOKA ET HONDA; Par CH.-ED. GUILLAUME. 11 est facile de voir que le plissement des courbes d'aimantation et d'allongement constaté par MM. Nagaoka et Honda et Honda indique un point singulier des alliages, ou s'il s'agit d'un fait fortuit. J'ajou- terai que

  2. Test Results and Modeling of the Honda Insight Using ADVISOR: Preprint

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    Kelly, K. J.; Zolot, M. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); Glinsky, G.; Hieronymus, A. (Environmental Testing Corporation)

    2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Paper describing a series of chassis dynamometer and road tests that NREL conducted on the 2000 model-year Honda Insight.

  3. Thermal Evaluation of the Honda Insight Battery Pack: Preprint

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    Zolot, M.D.; Kelly, K.; Keyser, M.; Mihalic, M.; Pesaran, A.; Hieronymus, A.

    2001-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The hybrid vehicle test efforts at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with a focus on the Honda Insight's battery thermal management system, are presented. The performance of the Insight's high voltage NiMH battery pack was characterized by conducting in-vehicle dynamometer testing at Environmental Testing Corporation's high altitude dynamometer test facility, on-road testing in the Denver area, and out-of-car testing in NREL's Battery Thermal Management Laboratory. It is concluded that performance does vary considerably due to thermal conditions the pack encounters. The performance variations are due to both inherent NiMH characteristics, and the Insight's thermal management system.

  4. The Honda Point Disaster was the largest peacetime loss of U.S. Navy ships. On the evening

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    Clarke, Keith

    1 The Honda Point Disaster was the largest peacetime loss of U.S. Navy ships. On the evening of September 8, 1923, seven destroyers, while traveling at 20 knots (37 km/h), ran aground at Honda Point not to slow down. The dead reckoning was wrong, and the mistakes were fatal. #12;2 #12;3 Honda Point #12;

  5. Model year 2010 Honda insight level-1 testing report.

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    Rask, E.; Bocci, D.; Duoba, M.; Lohse-Busch, H. (Energy Systems)

    2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    As a part of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), a model year 2010 Honda Insight was procured by eTec (Phoenix, AZ) and sent to ANL's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility for the purposes of vehicle-level testing in support of the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA). Data was acquired during testing using non-intrusive sensors, vehicle network information, and facilities equipment (emissions and dynamometer data). Standard drive cycles, performance cycles, steady-state cycles and A/C usage cycles were tested. Much of this data is openly available for download in ANL's Downloadable Dynamometer Database (D3). The major results are shown here in this report. Given the preliminary nature of this assessment, the majority of the testing was done over standard regulatory cycles and seeks to obtain a general overview of how the vehicle performs. These cycles include the US FTP cycle (Urban) and Highway Fuel Economy Test cycle as well as the US06, a more aggressive supplemental regulatory cycle. Data collection for this testing was kept at a fairly high level and includes emissions and fuel measurements from an exhaust emissions bench, high-voltage and accessory current and voltage from a DC power analyzer, and CAN bus data such as engine speed, engine load, and electric machine operation when available. The following sections will seek to explain some of the basic operating characteristics of the MY2010 Insight and provide insight into unique features of its operation and design.

  6. J. Vaissire et al.: Final manuscript Vaissire, J., Honda, K., Amelot, A., Maeda, Sh., Crevier-Buchman, L., (in press), "Multisensor platform for speech physiology

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    J. Vaissire et al.: Final manuscript 1 Vaissire, J., Honda, K., Amelot, A., Maeda, Sh., Crevier in a phonetics laboratory Jacqueline Vaissire (1) , Kiyoshi Honda (1) , Anglique Amelot (1) , Shinji Maeda (2

  7. (A paratre dans: Saskta-sdhuta: Goodness of Sanskrit. Studies in honour of professor Ashok Aklujkar, sous la direction de Chikafumi Watanabe, Michele Desmairais, et Honda,

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    Aklujkar, sous la direction de Chikafumi Watanabe, Michele Desmairais, et Honda, Yoshichika, New Delhi: DK Ashok Aklujkar, Chikafumi Watanabe, Michele Desmarais, Yoshichika Honda (Ed.) (2012) 311-329" #12;- 2

  8. *Corresponding author. E-mail address: marc-oliver.gewaltig@hre-ftr.f.rd.honda.co.jp (M.-O. Gewaltig).

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    *Corresponding author. E-mail address: marc-oliver.gewaltig@hre-ftr.f.rd.honda.co.jp (M Research, HONDA R&D Europe (Deutschland) GmbH, Owenbach, Germany Dept. of Nonlinear Dynamics, Max

  9. Welcome students, employees and alumni of IUPUI! Terry Lee and the staff of Terry Lee Honda are excited to welcome students, employees and

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    Zhou, Yaoqi

    Welcome students, employees and alumni of IUPUI! Terry Lee and the staff of Terry Lee Honda and as inexpensive as possible! Explanation of Benefits: EmployEE pricing on nEw Honda and UsEd VEHiclEs You will receive the same price on any vehicle we have for sale that an employee of Terry Lee Honda would be given

  10. McMaster University Marauders defeat University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves, 88-77, on day two of Honda Way Classic

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    -77, on day two of Honda Way Classic Abbotsford, BC - The McMaster University Marauders (OUA West) defeated on day two of the second annual Honda Way men's basketball classic. UNBC finishes the tournament at 0 game on day three of the second annual Honda Way men's basketball classic will be held tomorrow

  11. Water Clarity Simulant for K East Basin Filtration Testing

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    Schmidt, Andrew J.

    2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides a simulant formulation intended to mimic the behavior of the suspended solids in the K East (KE) Basin fuel storage pool. The simulant will be used to evaluate alternative filtration apparatus to improve Basin water clarity and to possibly replace the existing sandfilter. The simulant was formulated based on the simulant objectives, the key identified parameters important to filtration, the composition and character of the KE Basin suspended sludge particles, and consideration of properties of surrogate materials.

  12. An explicit formula for the Hilbert symbol for Honda groups in a multidimensional local field

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    Vostokov, S V [St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Lorenz, F [Universitat Munster, Munster (Germany)

    2003-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on the pairing on Cartier curves explicitly constructed in the previous paper of the authors, an explicit formula for the Hilbert symbol is constructed in a multidimensional local field of characteristic zero with residue field of positive characteristic on the formal module of a one-dimensional Honda formal group. In the proof a Shafarevich basis on the formal module is constructed, and so-called integer {mu}-modules in two-dimensional local rings of a special form ( {mu}-rings) are studied.

  13. Development and Testing of an UltraBattery-Equipped Honda Civic Hybrid

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    Sally (Xiaolei) Sun; Tyler Gray; Pattie Hovorka; Jeffrey Wishart; Donald Karner; James Francfort

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The UltraBattery Retrofit Project DP1.8 and Carbon Enriched Project C3, performed by ECOtality North America (ECOtality) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), are established to demonstrate the suitability of advanced lead battery technology in hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs). A profile, termed the Simulated Honda Civic HEV Profile (SHCHEVP) has been developed in Project DP1.8 in order to provide reproducible laboratory evaluations of different battery types under real-world HEV conditions. The cycle is based on the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule and Highway Fuel Economy Test cycles and simulates operation of a battery pack in a Honda Civic HEV. One pass through the SHCHEVP takes 2,140 seconds and simulates 17.7 miles of driving. A complete nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack was removed from a Honda Civic HEV and operated under SHCHEVP to validate the profile. The voltage behavior and energy balance of the battery during this operation was virtually the same as that displayed by the battery when in the Honda Civic operating on the dynamometer under the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule and Highway Fuel Economy Test cycles, thus confirming the efficacy of the simulated profile. An important objective of the project has been to benchmark the performance of the UltraBatteries manufactured by both Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd., Japan (Furakawa) and East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. (East Penn). Accordingly, UltraBattery packs from both Furakawa and East Penn have been characterized under a range of conditions. Resistance measurements and capacity tests at various rates show that both battery types are very similar in performance. Both technologies, as well as a standard lead-acid module (included for baseline data), were evaluated under a simple HEV screening test. Both Furakawa and East Penn UltraBattery packs operated for over 32,000 HEV cycles, with minimal loss in performance; whereas the standard lead-acid unit experienced significant degradation after only 6,273 cycles. The high-carbon, ALABC battery manufactured in Project C3 also was tested under the advanced HEV schedule. Its performance was significantly better than the standard lead-acid unit, but was still inferior compared with the UltraBattery. The batteries supplied by Exide as part of the C3 Project performed well under the HEV screening test, especially at high temperatures. The results suggest that higher operating temperatures may improve the performance of lead-acid-based technologies operated under HEV conditionsit is recommended that life studies be conducted on these technologies under such conditions.

  14. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 2005 Zoologica Scripta, 35, 1, January 2006, pp8595 85 Honda, M., Ota, H., Murphy, R. W. & Hikida, T. (2006). Phylogeny and biogeography of

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    Murphy, Bob

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    95 85 Honda, M., Ota, H., Murphy, R. W. & Hikida, T. (2006). Phylogeny and biogeography of water skinks to have occurred twice in parallel as an adaptation to saxicolous habitats. Masanao Honda, Faculty of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Scincidae): a molecular approach MASANAO HONDA, HIDETOSHI OTA, ROBERT W

  15. Influence of Fatty Alcohols and Acids on the Clarity and Biota of Impounded Reservoirs

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    Davis, W. B.; Reynolds, T. D.

    TR-18 1969 Influence of Fatty Alcohols and Acids on the Clarity and Biota of Impounded Reservoirs W.B. Davis T.D. Reynolds Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  16. Characterizing Surface Temperature and Clarity of Kuwait's Seawaters Using Remotely Sensed Measurements and GIS Analyses

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    Alsahli, Mohammad M. M.

    2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Kuwait sea surface temperature (SST) and water clarity are important water characteristics that influence the entire Kuwait coastal ecosystem. The aim of this project was to study the spatial and temporal distributions of ...

  17. EFFICACY OF FILTRATION PROCESSES TO OBTAIN WATER CLARITY AT K EAST SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL (SNF) BASIN

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    DUNCAN JB

    2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective is to provide water clarity to the K East Basin via filtration processes. Several activities are planned that will challenge not only the capacity of the existing ion exchange modules to perform as needed but also the current filtration system to maintain water clarity. Among the planned activities are containerization of sludge, removal of debris, and hydrolasing the basin walls to remove contamination.

  18. Battery Usage and Thermal Performance of the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight for Various Chassis Dynamometer Test Procedures: Preprint

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    Kelly, K. J.; Mihalic, M.; Zolot, M.

    2001-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This study describes the results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) chassis dynamometer testing of a 2000 model year Honda Insight and 2001 model year Toyota Prius. The tests were conducted for the purpose of evaluating the battery thermal performance, assessing the impact of air conditioning on fuel economy and emissions, and providing information for NREL's Advanced Vehicle Simulator (ADVISOR).

  19. 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid UltraBattery Conversion 5577 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results

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    Tyler Gray; Matthew Shirk; Jeffrey Wishart

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including testing the HEV batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of on-road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2010 Honda Civic HEV UltraBattery Conversion (VIN JHMFA3F24AS005577). Battery testing was performed by the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation dba ECOtality North America. The Idaho National Laboratory and ECOtality North America collaborate on the AVTA for the Vehicle Technologies Program of the DOE.

  20. 2010 Honda Insight VIN 1748 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results

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    Tyler Gray; Matthew Shirk

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including testing the HEV batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2010 Honda Insight HEV (VIN: JHMZE2H59AS011748). Battery testing was performed by the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation dba ECOtality North America. The Idaho National Laboratory and ECOtality North America collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

  1. 2010 Honda Insight VIN 0141 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Tyler Gray

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including testing the HEV batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2010 Honda Insight HEV (VIN: JHMZE2H78AS010141). Battery testing was performed by the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation dba ECOtality North America. The Idaho National Laboratory and ECOtality North America collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

  2. 2011 Honda CR-Z 4466 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results

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    Tyler Gray; Matthew Shirk; Jeffrey Wishart

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles, including testing traction batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on-road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2011 Honda CR-Z (VIN JHMZF1C67BS004466). Battery testing was performed by Intertek Testing Services NA. The Idaho National Laboratory and Intertek collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.

  3. 2011 HONDA CR-Z 2982 - HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY TEST RESULTS

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    Gray, Tyler [Interek; Shirk, Matthew [Idaho National Laboratory; Wishart, Jeffrey [Interek

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles, including testing traction batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on-road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2011 Honda CR-Z (VIN JHMZF1C64BS002982). Battery testing was performed by Intertek Testing Services NA. The Idaho National Laboratory and Intertek collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.

  4. Mike Singleton 65.910 64.338 64.972 65.251Honda S2000 64.338 1616 53.272 Steve Singleton 75.347 73.033 74.939 70.716Honda S2000 70.716 5864 N2 58.553

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    AS Mike Singleton 65.910 64.338 64.972 65.251Honda S2000 64.338 1616 53.272 Steve Singleton 75.347 73.033 74.939 70.716Honda S2000 70.716 5864 N2 58.553 Class Average : 67.527 PAX Multiplier : .828 BS.808Scion xA 71.808 40661 1 55.795 Cory Toyama 82.421 77.158 76.448 75.498Honda Civic 75.498 5977 58

  5. A Simple Method To Improve the Clarity and Rheological Properties of Polymer/Clay

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    Raghavan, Srinivasa

    A Simple Method To Improve the Clarity and Rheological Properties of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites by Using Fractionated Clay Particles Bani H. Cipriano,, Takashi Kashiwagi, Xin Zhang,| and Srinivasa R prepared using organophilic derivatives of commercial montmorillonite (MMT) clays that contain a wide range

  6. Water clarity, maternal behavior, and physiology combine to eliminate UV radiation risk to

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    Palen, Wendy J.

    Water clarity, maternal behavior, and physiology combine to eliminate UV radiation risk for review November 10, 2009) Increasing UV-B radiation (UV-B; 290320 nm) due to stratospheric across natural landscapes. amphibian declines | ultraviolet radiation | risk analysis | dissolved organic

  7. Ocean Water Clarity and the Ocean General Circulation in a Coupled Climate Model ANAND GNANADESIKAN AND WHIT G. ANDERSON

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    Gnanadesikan, Anand

    shortwave penetration in the high-latitude Southern Ocean causes an increase in the formation of mode waterOcean Water Clarity and the Ocean General Circulation in a Coupled Climate Model ANAND GNANADESIKAN Jersey (Manuscript received 11 October 2007, in final form 17 July 2008) ABSTRACT Ocean water clarity

  8. Mike Singleton 64.615 76.073 65.955Honda S2000 64.615 13171 53.501 Class Average : 64.615 PAX Multiplier : .828

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    AS Mike Singleton 64.615 76.073 65.955Honda S2000 64.615 13171 53.501 Class Average : 64.615 PAX Multiplier : .837 DSP Gary Kitagawa 67.970 66.733 66.047Honda Prelude 66.047 1621 54.092 Greg Takahashi 67.502 68.224 67.350Honda Prelude 67.350 28271 55.160 Elliot Loo DNF 68.615 72.401VW GTI 68.615 37381 3 56

  9. ALL-CLEAR IMAGE BASED SYNTHESIS USING CLARITY DEGREE Xun Cao, Su Xue, Qionghai Dai(Senior Member, IEEE )

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    handling complex scenes of difficult geometry, so IBR is suitable for building practical 3D display system with varying local focal plane settings, that is, "put into focus". Computing a geometry model [2, 3] totally change energies (MCE) are well consistent with the human vision system's feeling of "clarity

  10. Hybrid Electric Vehicle End-Of-Life Testing On Honda Insights, Gen I Civics And Toyota Gen I Priuses

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    James Francfort; Donald Karner; Ryan Harkins; Joseph Tardiolo

    2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical report details the end-of-life fuel efficiency and battery testing on two model year 2001 Honda Insight hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), two model year 2003 Honda Civic HEVs, and two model year 2002 Toyota Prius HEVs. The end-of-life testing was conducted after each vehicle has been operated for approximately 160,000 miles. This testing was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA). The AVTA is part of DOEs FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program. SAE J1634 fuel efficiency testing was performed on the six HEVs with the air conditioning (AC) on and off. The AC on and off test results are compared to new vehicle AC on and off fuel efficiencies for each HEV model. The six HEVs were all end-of-life tested using new-vehicle coast down coefficients. In addition, one of each HEV model was also subjected to fuel efficiency testing using coast down coefficients obtained when the vehicles completed 160,000 miles of fleet testing. Traction battery pack capacity and power tests were also performed on all six HEVs during the end-of-life testing in accordance with the FreedomCAR Battery Test Manual For Power-Assist Hybrid Electric Vehicles procedures. When using the new-vehicle coast down coefficients (Phase I testing), 11 of 12 HEV tests (each HEV was tested once with the AC on and once with the AC off) had increases in fuel efficiencies compared to the new vehicle test results. The end-of-life fuel efficiency tests using the end-of-life coast down coefficients (Phase II testing) show decreases in fuel economies in five of six tests (three with the AC on and three with it off). All six HEVs experienced decreases in battery capacities, with the two Insights having the highest remaining capacities and the two Priuses having the lowest remaining capacities. The AVTAs end-of-life testing activities discussed in this report were conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory; the AVTA testing partner Electric Transportation Applications, and by Exponent Failure Analysis Associates.

  11. Mike Singleton 64.457 60.651 58.819 60.438Honda S2000 58.819 15182 1 1 48.702 Mark Pacpaco 74.678 62.697 62.825 61.523Subaru Impreza 61.523 35326 2 2 1 50.941

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    AS Mike Singleton 64.457 60.651 58.819 60.438Honda S2000 58.819 15182 1 1 48.702 Mark Pacpaco 74.818Mitsubishi Evo VIII 64.818 52513 2 53.669 Wendel Penetrante DNF 74.269 69.581 68.209Honda S2000 68.209 68661.573 61.566 59.763Honda Prelude 59.763 1825 48.946 Greg Takahashi 63.318 60.783 60.450 62.425Honda Prelude

  12. Mark Pacpaco 60.674 60.544 DNF 60.098Subaru Impreza 60.098 20261 1 49.761 Mike Singleton 63.321 62.280 63.628 60.589Honda S2000 60.589 28291 1 50.168

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    .321 62.280 63.628 60.589Honda S2000 60.589 28291 1 50.168 Mark Lane 73.305 71.353 67.528 66.564Honda S.712BMW Z3 57.712 1151 48.940 James Nomura 74.038 63.998 59.104 59.421Honda S2000 59.104 26135 1 50.415Honda Prelude 59.415 9161 48.661 Keid Matsumoto DNF 68.673 65.150 61.651Toyota Solara 61.651 31403 1 50

  13. Mark Pacpaco 62.518 62.877 60.241 73.220Subaru Impreza 60.241 9111 10 49.880 Mike Singleton DNF 61.271 DNF 61.391Honda S2000 61.271 1718 50.732

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    61.271 DNF 61.391Honda S2000 61.271 1718 50.732 Wendel Penetrante DNF DNF 72.530 71.703Honda S2000 71.682 63.535 63.296Honda Prelude 63.296 3032 51.839 Jaren Takamatsu 73.903 67.854 70.129 67.450Nissan 240SX.246 66.415 63.285 62.423Honda Accord 62.423 18241 50.750 Woody Williams 67.135 65.948 63.045 65.328BMW

  14. Mike Singleton 65.372 66.086 63.568 93.245Honda S2000 63.568 593 52.634 Mark Pacpaco 73.573 DNF 67.183 66.052Subaru Impreza 66.052 22204 1 1 54.691

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    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    AS Mike Singleton 65.372 66.086 63.568 93.245Honda S2000 63.568 593 52.634 Mark Pacpaco 73.573 DNF.751 69.293BMW Z3 67.000 33271 56.816 James Nomura 71.664 72.723 67.986 69.664Honda S2000 67.986 41312 1 1 57.652 Elton Fujii 73.311 80.735 70.486 76.943Honda S2000 70.486 4743 59.772 Class Average : 68

  15. Mike Singleton 60.668 55.746 54.084Honda S2000 54.084 22 44.782 Hiroki Shuto 69.074 65.127 61.303Porsche Boxter S 61.303 29331 50.759

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    AS Mike Singleton 60.668 55.746 54.084Honda S2000 54.084 22 44.782 Hiroki Shuto 69.074 65.127 61.474 Cory Toyama 70.152 66.236 64.654Honda Civic 64.654 26481 50.236 Class Average : 61.651 PAX Multiplier Taro Nobusawa 76.593 63.168 DNFToyota FX-16 63.168 35421 51.924 Gary Kitagawa 67.865 65.217 63.362Honda

  16. Mike Singleton 70.370 68.628 66.695 66.937Honda S2000 66.695 19181 1 55.223 Hiroki Shuto 74.628 72.618 71.212 70.129Porsche Boxter S 70.129 3741 58.067

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    AS Mike Singleton 70.370 68.628 66.695 66.937Honda S2000 66.695 19181 1 55.223 Hiroki Shuto 74.397 56741 60.137 Cory Toyama 85.030 93.469 89.077 82.222Honda Civic 82.222 7588 63.886 Philip Adam Tansey 66.697 David Akimoto DNF DNF 90.934 88.088Honda Odyssey 88.088 93971 68.444 Class Average : 80

  17. www.fcx.com CONNECTING THE FUTURE April 24, 2012

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    /Consumption Moisture Addition Selectivity Liquid & Air Permeability Middlings Cu Extraction Thickener Problems Salt-McMoRan Technology Center XRD History Year Developments Instru- ments Miner- alogist Tech- nician XRD /Yr NIR /Yr Analyzes for Clay and Alteration Minerals Excellent tool for Resource Control Calibration Model Must

  18. Mike Honda | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122Commercial602 1,39732onMake Your NextHow EM AcronymsIQATRUPACT---III Q uickoftheMike

  19. A Herschel Study of D/H in Water in the Jupiter-Family Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova and Prospects for D/H Measurements with CCAT

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    Lis, D C; Bockelee-Morvan, D; Hartogh, P; Bergin, E A; Blake, G A; Crovisier, J; de Val-Borro, N; Jehin, E; Kuppers, M; Manfroid, J; Moreno, R; Rengel, M; Szutowicz, S

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present Herschel observations of water isotopologues in the atmosphere of the Jupiter-family comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova. No HDO emission is detected, with a 3 sigma upper limit of 2.0 10-4 for the D/H ratio. This value is consistent with the earlier Herschel measurement in the Jupiter-family comet 103P/Hartley 2. The canonical value of 3 10-4 measured pre-Herschel in a sample of Oort-cloud comets can be excluded at a 4.5 sigma level. The observations presented here further confirm that a diversity of D/H ratios exists in the comet population and emphasize the need for additional measurements with future ground-based facilities, such as CCAT, in the post-Herschel era.

  20. A HERSCHEL STUDY OF D/H IN WATER IN THE JUPITER-FAMILY COMET 45P/HONDA-MRKOS-PAJDUSAKOVA AND PROSPECTS FOR D/H MEASUREMENTS WITH CCAT

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lis, D. C.; Blake, G. A. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Biver, N.; Bockelee-Morvan, D.; Crovisier, J.; Moreno, R., E-mail: dcl@caltech.edu, E-mail: gab@gps.caltech.edu, E-mail: nicolas.biver@obspm.fr, E-mail: dominique.bockelee@obspm.fr, E-mail: jacques.crovisier@obspm.fr, E-mail: raphael.moreno@obspm.fr [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, UPMC, Universite Paris-Diderot, Meudon (France); and others

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present Herschel observations of water isotopologues in the atmosphere of the Jupiter-family comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova. No HDO emission is detected, with a 3{sigma} upper limit of 2.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} for the D/H ratio. This value is consistent with the earlier Herschel measurement in the Jupiter-family comet 103P/Hartley 2. The canonical value of 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} measured pre-Herschel in a sample of Oort-cloud comets can be excluded at a 4.5{sigma} level. The observations presented here further confirm that a diversity of D/H ratios exists in the comet population and emphasize the need for additional measurements with future ground-based facilities, such as CCAT, in the post-Herschel era.

  1. QER- Comment of Honda Motor Co., Inc.

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Quadrennial Energy Review : Comment on the Public Meeting Enhancing Infrastructure Resiliency, Held April 11, 2014, - Please provide link to where public comments are available.

  2. Honda Soltec Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDIT REPORTEnergyFarms AHefei SungrowHelukabel

  3. Honda Motor Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel Jump to:Pennsylvania: Energy Resources Jump to:Hon Hai

  4. Honda Research Institute | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel Jump to:Pennsylvania: Energy Resources Jump to:Hon HaiMountain View,

  5. Water clarity meter. Operating and maintenance instructions

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    Austin, Roswell W

    1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    which occurs between the wiper arm of the potentiometer andpotentiometer hysteresis and wiper arm friction. This may be

  6. Maintenance Records for 2010 Honda Insight EX vin 0141

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

    Insight EX VIN JHMZE2H78AS010141 Date Mileage Description Cost 12102009 5,947 Changed oil and filter and inspected brake system 30.44 252010 11,011 Changed oil and filter and...

  7. Evaluation of 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Electric Drive System

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    Staunton, R.H.; Burress, T.A.; Marlino, L.D.

    2006-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) program officially began in 1993 as a five-year, cost-shared partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and American auto manufacturers: General Motors, Ford, and Daimler Chrysler. Currently, HEV research and development is conducted by DOE through its FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) program. The mission of the FCVT program is to develop more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies. Program activities include research, development, demonstration, testing, technology validation, and technology transfer. These activities are aimed at developing technologies that can be domestically produced in a clean and cost-competitive manner. The vehicle systems technologies subprogram, which is one of four subprograms under the FCVT program, supports the efforts of the FreedomCAR through a three-phase approach [1] intended to: (1) Identify overall propulsion and vehicle-related needs by analyzing programmatic goals and reviewing industry's recommendations and requirements, then develop the appropriate technical targets for systems, subsystems, and component research and development activities; (2) Develop and validate individual subsystems and components, including electric motors, emission control devices, battery systems, power electronics, accessories, and devices to reduce parasitic losses; and (3) Determine how well the components and subassemblies work together in a vehicle environment or as a complete propulsion system and whether the efficiency and performance targets at the vehicle level have been achieved. The research performed under the vehicle systems subprogram will help remove technical and cost barriers to enable technology for use in such advanced vehicles as hybrid electric, plug-in electric, and fuel-cell-powered vehicles.

  8. Honda: North American Manufacturing Facilities | Department of Energy

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  9. Microsoft Word - Honda_north amercian manufacturing facilities_102208.doc

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently Asked Questions forCheneyNovember S.Fluor-B&W OE-781R

  10. Workplace Charging Challenge Partner: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA group currentBradley NickellApril 16,2015 Earth DayBetter3MEnergy

  11. QER - Comment of Honda Motor Co., Inc. | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOrigin of ContaminationHubs+ ReportEnergyProvidingPumpkin Power:QualityPower1 QER -

  12. Lesson 6: Emphasis STYLE: Lessons in Clarity and Grace

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    California at Davis, University of

    meaning. Global warming could raise sea levels to a point where much of the world's low-lying coastal scientists, global warming could raise sea levels to a point where much of the world's low-lying coastal

  13. Local air pollutants threaten Lake Tahoes clarity

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AS (eds. ). Effects of Air Pollution on Western Forests.Air Waste Management Assoc, Transactions Ser No 16, p 279-and support. (California Air Resources Board) for their

  14. Clarity Re-Visited Shay Hummel, Anna Shtok,

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    Kurland, Oren

    Engineering and Management, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel {hummels,annabel,fiana}@tx.technion.ac.il, kurland@ie.technion.ac.il David Carmel IBM Research Lab, Haifa 31905, Israel carmel@il.ibm.com ABSTRACT We present a novel correlation for the new ClueWeb collection. These findings, along with the formal analysis, help to ex- plain

  15. Review of technical literature and trends related to automobile mass-reduction technology

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    Lutsey, Nicholas P.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Future Generation Passenger Compartment. Honda, 2010. 2010 Honda Ridgeline. http://automobiles.honda.com/pickup truck to compete with Honda Ridgeline. http://

  16. Capture Point: A Step toward Humanoid Push Jerry Pratt, John Carff, Sergey Drakunov

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    Goswami Honda Research Institute Mountain View, California 94041 Email: agoswami@honda-ri.com Abstract

  17. AVTA: 2010 Honda Civic HEV with Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery Testing Results

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2010 Civic hybrid electric vehicle with an advanced experimental ultra-lead acid battery, an experimental vehicle not for sale. The baseline performance testing provides a point of comparison for the other test results. Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

  18. AVTA: 2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road....

  19. Development and Testing of an UltraBattery-Equipped Honda Civic

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    Donald Karner

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The UltraBattery retrofit project DP1.8 and Carbon Enriched project C3, performed by ECOtality North America (ECOtality) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), are to demonstrate the suitability of advanced lead battery technology in Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (HEVs).

  20. Secretary Chu to Join Representatives Lofgren and Honda at the SLAC

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  1. Blue Energy Co Ltd Honda GS Yuasa JV | Open Energy Information

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  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS--PART C: APPLICATIONS AND REVIEWS, VOL. 38, NO. 3, MAY 2008 397 Pareto-Based Multiobjective Machine Learning

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    Jin, Yaochu

    are with Honda Research Institute Europe, Offenbach 63073, Germany (e-mail: yaochu.jin@honda-ri.de; bernhard.sendhoff@honda

  3. Estimates of LGBT Public Employees

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    Sears, Brad; Mallory, Christy; Hunter, Nan D.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    largest employers in the state, Honda, UAB Hospital, UABAlabama Alaska Arizona Honda Anchorag e Internatio nalChildren's Hospital Meritcare Honda of America Manufactur

  4. 2012 U.S. Vehicle Analysis

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    Lam, Ho Yeung Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DODGE FIAT FISKER FORD GMC HONDA HYUNDAI INFINITI JAGUARSUBARU MAZDA SCION NISSAN HONDA TOYOTA Domestic Figure 3.1:VOLKSWAGEN FIAT SUZUKI HONDA NISSAN SCION SUBARU TOYOTA

  5. Isotopic and internal CX{sub 3} (X=D,H) rotational motion effects in the Ba{center_dot}{center_dot}{center_dot}FCX{sub 3}+h{nu}{yields}BaF+CX{sub 3} intracluster reactions

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    Rinaldi, C. A.; Gasmi, K.; Skowronek, S.; Gonzalez Urena, A. [Unidad de Laseres y Haces Moleculares, Instituto Pluridisciplinar, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Paseo Juan XXIII-1, 28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2006-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Photodepletion and action spectra of the laser-induced Ba{center_dot}{center_dot}{center_dot}FCD{sub 3} fragmentation have been measured over the 16 075-16 380 cm{sup -1} range. The observed band and peak structures allowed us to estimate the vibrational and rotational structures of the excited complex at the transition state configuration. The relative reaction probability P{sub R}(E) for the intracluster Ba{center_dot}{center_dot}{center_dot}FCD{sub 3}+h{nu}{yields}BaF+CD{sub 3} reaction has been determined over the cited energy range. P{sub R}(E) shows a peak structure with an energy spacing of 8.9 cm{sup -1} which was attributed to an internal rotation of the CD{sub 3} group in the intermediate state. A comparison with previous Ba{center_dot}{center_dot}{center_dot}FCH{sub 3} photofragmentation spectra reveals the dynamical role of the internal CX{sub 3} (X=H,D) motion which is manifested by the presence of rotational resonances in the laser-induced intracluster reaction.

  6. Symbolism in Californias Early Market for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Turrentine, Tom

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that includes the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid.The Honda Insight, which Tony deems wimpy, ugly, Fig. 2.25 households that purchased a Honda Insight, Honda Civic

  7. Components for Face Recognition Bernd Heisele

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    Poggio, Tomaso

    Components for Face Recognition Bernd Heisele Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. Boston, USA bheisele@honda-ri.com Takamasa Koshizen Honda Research Institute Japan, Co. Ltd. Wako-shi, Japan koshiz@jp.honda

  8. Scales and Scale-like Structures

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    Landreneau, Eric Benjamin

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphics work, both for artistic and architectural purposes. Ulam [Ulam 1962] and Honda [HONDA 1971] developed seminal methods for generating tree shapes. Honda?s work creates trees explicitly through recursive branching, whereas Ulam?s develops a...

  9. ROS Stress Resets Circadian Clocks to Coordinate Pro-Survival Signals

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    20947768. Tamaru T, Hattori M, Honda K, Benjamin I, Ozawa TGuillaume Vars 3 , Kousuke Honda 2 , Durga Prasad Mishra

  10. Ridesharing in North America: Past, Present, and Future

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    Chan, Nelson D; Shaheen, Susan A

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Susan A. Shaheen, Ph.D. Honda Distinguished Scholar inof California, Berkeley and the Honda Motor Company, through

  11. Influence of Fatty Alcohols and Acids on the Clarity and Biota of Impounded Reservoirs

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    Davis, W. B.; Reynolds, T. D.

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project presents results on a laboratory and field investigation of some of the biological and physical effects as a result of the use of a 1:1 mixture of hexadecanol and octadecanol. Laboratory investigations were ...

  12. Modes, Features, and State-Based Modeling for Clarity and Flexibility

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    Minnesota, University of

    approach to structuring the modes and features of a generic Patient-Controlled Analgesia infusion pump modeled an infusion pump, called the Generic Patient Controlled Analgesia (GPCA) infusion system to better of the infusion system. For our work we used the Simulink/Stateflow modeling tools [6] that provide a vi

  13. REVISING FOR CLARITY SENTENCE FRAGMENTS, RUN-ON SENTENCES, AND PARALLELISM

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    Boonstra, Rudy

    writing include sentence fragments, run-on sentences, non-parallel sentence construction, and poor word of words is incomprehensible. Fragment: Went to class. Sentence: Lisa installs her exhibit. Fragment: Lisa

  14. Three lessons for educational quality in post-2015 goals and targets: Clarity, measurability and equity

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    Rose, Pauline

    2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    for Laboratorio Latinoamericano de Evaluacin de la Calidad de la Educacin (Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education); PASEC - Programme dAnalyse des Systmes Educatifs de la CONFEMEN (Programme of Analysis of Education Systems...

  15. Issues Brief #1: Clarity over the Global Warming "Hiatus" December 2013

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    Pedersen, Tom

    could reverse heat penetration into the ocean. When this happens, the global average surface temperature per cent) is being absorbed by the ocean. As demonstrated by climate models, the long- term trend reflect sunlight and modify clouds. An important third factor has been the uptake of heat by the ocean

  16. Jerry R. Hobbs Artificial Intelligence Center

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    Hobbs, Jerry R.

    bought a new car. I saw the red Honda yesterday. Here the logical form of the second sentence included red(h) ?? Honda(h). Suppose we have an axiom that says that cars manufactured by Honda Corporation are Hondas. (8 x)[car(x) ??manufacture(HondaCorp; x) oe Honda(x)] Then we can find a partial proof

  17. "the", "a", and "" Jerry R. Hobbs

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    Hobbs, Jerry R.

    -cost proof. Now consider the text John bought a new car. I saw the red Honda yesterday. Here the logical form of the second sentence included red(h) Honda(h). Sup- pose we have an axiom that says that cars manufactured by Honda Corporation are Hondas. ( x)[car(x) manufacture(HondaCorp, x) Honda(x)] Then we can find

  18. Under consideration for publication in J. Functional Programming 1 From Process Logic to Program Logic

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    Gay, Simon

    Logic Kohei Honda Queen Mary, London Department of Computer Science Queen Mary, London Abstract We; Berger et al. 2003; Honda and Yoshida 2002; Honda and Yoshida 2003; Honda et al. 2004; Yoshida et al language, leaving the full technical development to (Honda 2004a; Honda 2004b). 1 Introduction Program

  19. Design of a dry sump lubrication system for a Honda CBR 600 F4i engine for Formula SAE applications

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    Farkhondeh, Ehsan

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A dry sump lubrication system for a Formula SAE race car was designed and manufactured in order to gain the various advantages this type of system affords. A dry sump system stores oil in an external tank and pumps it ...

  20. Under consideration for publication in Math. Struct. in Comp. Science Linear Logic Propositions as Session Types

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    Goldstein, Seth Copen

    by Honda on session types (Honda 1993). Many expressive type disciplines for -calculi in which linearity 2 role have been proposed since then (e.g., (Kobayashi 1998; Honda et al. 1998; Yoshida et al. 2007 of session types (Honda 1993; Honda et al. 1998), in which the programming language is a session

  1. Elicitation, Estimation & Explanation Challenges in Handling Imprecision & Incompleteness in

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    Kambhampati, Subbarao

    if Civic is considered similar enough to Accord and/or Prelude. Id Make Model Year Color Body Style 1 Honda Civic 2000 red coupe 2 Honda Accord 2004 blue coupe 3 Toyota Camry 2001 silver sedan 4 Honda null 2004 black coupe 5 BMW 3-series 2001 blue convt 6 Honda Civic 2004 green sedan 7 Honda null 2000 white sedan

  2. Under consideration for publication in J. Functional Programming 1 Correspondence Assertions for Process

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    Compagnoni, Adriana

    by means of session types (Honda et al., 1998). However, a number of examples suggest that session types. In particular, the use of session types (Honda et al., 1994; Honda et al., 1998) has emerged as a promising of protocols. Starting from the work of Honda et al (Honda et al., 1994), a suitable notion of subtypes

  3. Theoretical Comparisons of Search Dynamics of Genetic Algorithms and Evolution Strategies

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Okabe Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Wako Research Center 1-4-1 Chuo, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0193, Japan tatsuya okabe@n.w.rd.honda.co.jp Yaochu Jin Honda Research Institute Europe Carl-Legien Strasse 30 63073 Offenbach am Main Germany yaochu.jin@honda-ri.de Bernhard Sendhoff Honda Research Institute Europe Carl

  4. Automobiles on Steroids: Product Attribute Trade-O?s and Technological Progress in the Automobile Sector

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    Knittel, Christopher R.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the top for light duty trucks; Honda is the most e?cienttorque and fuel economy for Honda Accord over time.3 The attributes of a Honda Accord have changed signi?cantly

  5. New Vehicle Choices, Fuel Economy and Vehicle Incentives: An Analysis of Hybrid Tax Credits and Gasoline Tax

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    Martin, Elliot William

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a specific vehicle model (e.g, Honda Civic). The higher thethe compact sedans such as the Honda Civic are unlikely toToyota Camry Toyota Prius Honda Accord Nissan Altima Period

  6. Parallel passageways: An assessment of salmon migration in the San Gregorio watershed

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    Alford, Chris

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    vegetative canopy over La Honda Creek was generally greaterI also noticed that La Honda Creek undergoes a geomorphicand riparian habitat of La Honda Creek along the Highway 84

  7. Birth of the Female Student-Writer in Meiji Japan (1868-1912): Miyake Kahos The Warbler in the Grove

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    Alvarez, Miho T

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ibid. Ibid. , 264. Masuko Honda, Jogakusei no keifu (Tokyo:Iwanami shoten, 1990. Honda, Masuko. Jogakusei no keifu.education did not last long. Honda points out that the 1886

  8. New Vehicle Choice, Fuel Economy and Vehicle Incentives: An Analysis of Hybrid Tax Credits and the Gasoline Tax

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    Martin, Elliott William

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a specific vehicle model (e.g, Honda Civic). The higher thethe compact sedans such as the Honda Civic are unlikely toToyota Camry Toyota Prius Honda Accord Nissan Altima Oct-05

  9. Bob Scowcroft: Executive Director, Organic Farming Research Foundation

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    Reti, Irene H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    year. Reti: A far cry from La Honda, with the no showersFarming conference, in La Honda. Reti: What was that like?of Eco-Farm. Wed sit in La Honda shivering our asses off,

  10. Measuring and Modeling Emissions from Extremely Low-Emitting Vehicles

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    Barth, M; Collins, J F; Scora, G; Davis, N; Norbeck, J N

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Make Model Odometer Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord LX DodgeNeon Ford Focus Honda Accord LX Mazda Protg Volkswagen3.2TL Buick Regal Ford Mustang Honda Civic Mitsubishi Galant

  11. Semiotics and Advanced Vehicles: What Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) Mean and Why it Matters to Consumers

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    Heffner, Reid R.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    as the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid. The objectiveof performance HEVs (such as the Honda Accord Hybrid) andin the HEV. For this owner, the Honda Accord Hybrid offered

  12. Quantifying the surface-subsurface biogeochemical coupling during the VERTIGO ALOHA and K2 studies

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    Boyd, P.W.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dehairs, F. , Elskens, M. , Honda, M. ,. Karl, D.M, Siegel,Dehairs, F. , Elskens, M. , Honda, M. , Karl, D.M. , Siegel,marine particles. Nature Honda, M.C. , 2003. Biological pump

  13. Edinburgh Research Explorer Propositions as sessions

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    by Honda (1993), by Honda, Kubo, and Vasconcelos (1998), and by Gay and Vasconcelos (2010), among others, Abramsky, Honda, Caires, and Pfenning, among others, of seeking foundations for concurrency that rest upon

  14. Carsharing and Station Cars in Asia: An Overview of Japan and Singapore

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    Barth, Mathew; Shaheen, Susan; Fukuda, Tuenjai; Fukuda, Atsushi

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Community Vehicle System. Honda Motor Company. 2005.27, No. 1. June 2003. 19. Honda Diracc Plans for Growth.Among Sin gaporeans. Honda Diracc. www.hondadiracc.com.sg/

  15. Sipping fuel and saving lives: increasing fuel economy without sacrificing safety

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    Gordon, Deborah; Greene, David L.; Ross, Marc H.; Wenzel, Tom P.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    impacting fuel economy. Honda Motor Company, October 4.some automakersVW and Honda, for exampleare designinga 37 percent fuel savings; Honda Civic DX (29 mpg) to the

  16. Quantifying the benefits of hybrid vehicles

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    Turrentine, Tom; Delucchi, Mark; Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Sun, Yongling

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    their halo effect on Toyota and Honda have spurred a contesteconomy by a few percent. The Honda Civic Hybrid is a mildperformance HEVs, like the Honda Accord, focus as much on

  17. Reliable GPS Integer Ambiguity Resolution

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    Chen, Anning

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a specific vehicle model (e.g, Honda Civic). The higher thethe compact sedans such as the Honda Civic are unlikely toToyota Camry Toyota Prius Honda Accord Nissan Altima Period

  18. Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Vehicle Assembly Industry: An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers

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    Galitsky, Christina

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/200105/hearth.asp. Honda. (2001). Honda of America Manufacturing, Marysville, Ohio,STIGs at Japanese plants of Honda and Suzuki in 1999 and

  19. Sign inRegister Recent Activity

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    Glaser, Rainer

    more efficient and safer for those living near, and working in, treated fields. Ads by Google Honda's Innovative Films - Honda shares its belief in the Power of Dreams. Watch here. - www.honda.com Methyl iodide

  20. Multi-year search for a diffuse flxu of muon neutrinos with AMANDA-II

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    Achterberg, A.; IceCube Collaboration

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Phys. 6, 215 (1997). [20] M. Honda, T. Kajita, K. Kasahara,les/. [23] T.K. Gaisser, M. Honda, P. Lipari, and T. Stanev,35] T.K. Gaisser and M. Honda, Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci.

  1. Measuring and Modeling Emissions from Extremely Low Emitting Vehicles

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    Barth, M; Collins, J F; Scora, G; Davis, N; Norbeck, J M

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Make Model Odometer Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord LX DodgeNeon Ford Focus Honda Accord LX Mazda Protg Volkswagen3.2TL Buick Regal Ford Mustang Honda Civic Mitsubishi Galant

  2. Automobiles on Steroids: Product Attribute Trade-Offs and Technological Progress in the Automobile Sector

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    Knittel, Christopher R

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the top for light duty trucks; Honda is the most e?cienttorque and fuel economy for Honda Accord over time.3 The attributes of a Honda Accord have changed signi?cantly

  3. Zea Sonnabend: Ecological Farming Association

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    Reti, Irene H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to Jones Gulch YMCA Camp in La Honda. There were a number ofstyle dining there at La Honda, you got to sit with otherwas because we had outgrown La Honda, and the YMCA campthe

  4. Nichirenism as modernism : imperialism, fascism, and buddhism in modern Japan

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    Iguchi, Gerald Scott

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Barnes and Nobel, 2004. Honda, Nissh?. Nichirenshugi K?y?.at the Tokyo headquarters of Honda Nissh?, a priest who wasvisited the headquarters of Honda Nissh?. In 1925 Egawa

  5. The Energy Spectrum of Atmospheric Neutrinos between 2 and 200 TeV with the AMANDA-II Detector

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    Abbasi, R.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Physical Review D 52, 4985. Honda, M. , et al. , 2004. Phys.abstract/PRD/v70/e043008 Honda, M. , et al. , 2007. Physicalthesis, University of Adelaide. Honda, M. , et al. , 1995.

  6. From Muscle Models to Tongue Models. Presentation at Haskins Laboratories, Nov 2, 2006

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    , influenced by Takemoto's functional model. 11 #12;Dang's and Honda's model [Dang and Honda, 2004]: A dy cylin- ders. 12 #12;[Dang and Honda, 2004]: Muscle tissue activation model - (a) f. l. t. r

  7. AVTA: Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta2013 Ford C-Max2013 Chevrolet Malibu2013 Honda Civic2011 Hyundai Sonata2011 Honda CRZ2010 Honda Civic with Advanced Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery2010 Mercedes...

  8. Morphology of Three Populations of the Gastropod Acanthinucella spirata Clarity R. Guerra1, Tessa Hill2, and Jessica Bean3

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    Schladow, S. Geoffrey

    Hill2, and Jessica Bean3 1Department of Earth and Environment, Mount Holyoke College; 2Department? Measure kinetic energy of water Food availability? Determine barnacle densities B C ONGOING RESEARCH isotopic composition, which reflects water temperature, may give insight into whether these thickenings

  9. Long-Term Citizen-Collected Data Reveal Geographical Patterns and Temporal Trends in Lake Water Clarity

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    results demonstrate, however, that citizen science can provide the critical monitoring data neededLong-Term Citizen-Collected Data Reveal Geographical Patterns and Temporal Trends in Lake Water, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, 6 School of Natural Sciences

  10. Proceedings of Student/Faculty Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 6th, 2005 Semantic Geometric Features

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    Tappert, Charles

    . All computations were performed using Matlab. C6.1 #12;Honda Accord Sedan 2005 Honda Civic Coupe 2005 Height Honda Accord Civic Coupe 2005 103.1 66.7 175.4 55.1 Honda Accord Sedan 2005 107.9 71.5 189.5 57 Length RD Angle Mirror Length Mirror Honda Accord Civic Coupe 2005 148 123 33 0 0 51 50 Honda Accord

  11. Cold-Start and Warm-Up Driveability Performance of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Using Oxygenated Fuels

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    Thornton, M.; Jorgensen, S.; Evans, B.; Wright, K.

    2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Provides analysis and results of the driveability performance testing from four hybrid electric vehicles--Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and two Honda Insights--that used oxygenated fuels.

  12. a Preprintreihe SFB 478 { Geometrische Strukturen in der Mathematik

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    and polarisations 7 2. Abelian varieties over #12;nite #12;elds 8 2.1. The Honda-Tate theory 8 2.2. Honda

  13. On Hyper-Symmetric Abelian Varieties A Dissertation

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    polarization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.9 Theory of Honda relation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.12 A variant of the Honda-Tate theory

  14. Amigo Bob Cantisano: Organic Farming Advisor, Founder, Ecological Farming Conference

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    Rabkin, Sarah

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    which was held in La Honda in 1981. Amigo Bob Cantisano pagethis YMCA camp in La Honda, up above Palo Alto. Rabkin:

  15. Guiding the osteogenic fate of mouse and human mesenchymal stem cells through feedback system control

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    system control Yoshitomo Honda 1,2,3 , Xianting Ding 4,5 ,How to cite this article: Honda, Y. et al. Guiding the

  16. CX-006612: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Install Multiplexing and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Equipment in 241-62FCX(s) Applied: B1.3Date: 07/12/2011Location(s): Aiken, South CarolinaOffice(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  17. Propositions as Sessions Philip Wadler

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    Wadler, Philip

    correspond to session types. Continuing a line of work by Honda (1993), by Honda, Kubo, and Vasconcelos (1998. Copyright c 2012 ACM 978-1-4503-1054-3/12/09...$10.00 line, Honda (1993) introduced session types, further developed by Honda et al. (1998) and others, which take inspiration from linear logic, but do not enjoy

  18. Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimisation with a Hybrid Representation Tatsuya Okabe

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimisation with a Hybrid Representation Tatsuya Okabe Honda Research Institute Europe Carl-Legien Strasse 30, 63073 Offenbach/M, Germany tatsuya.okabe@honda-ri.de Yaochu Jin Honda Research Institute Europe Carl-Legien Strasse 30, 63073 Offenbach/M, Germany yaochu.jin@honda

  19. Abelian varieties and Weil Frans Oort (University of Utrecht)

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    Chai, Ching-Li

    conjecture for abelian varieties. Honda-Tate theory. A proof for the surjectivity in the Honda-Tate theory the Honda-Tate theory to classify isogeny classes of abelian varieties over a finite field. Beforehand varieties over C): Theorem (Honda, Tate, 1968). For every Weil q-number there exists an abelian variety

  20. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOL. 14, NO. 3, JUNE 2010 329 Generalizing Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary

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    Jin, Yaochu

    , 2010. This paper was supported by Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH, Germany. D. Lim is with Center (e-mail: dlim@ntu.edu.sg). Y. Jin and B. Sendhoff are with Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH, Offenbach 63073, Germany (e-mail: yaochu.jin@honda-ri.de; bernhard.sendhoff@honda-ri.de). Y. S. Ong

  1. A Critical Survey of Performance Indices for Multi-Objective Optimisation Tatsuya Okabe

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    A Critical Survey of Performance Indices for Multi-Objective Optimisation Tatsuya Okabe Honda Research Institute Europe Carl-Legien Strasse 30, 63073 Offenbach/M, Germany tatsuya.okabe@honda-ri.de Yaochu Jin Honda Research Institute Europe Carl-Legien Strasse 30, 63073 Offenbach/M, Germany yaochu.jin@honda

  2. Crawling Along the Pareto Front: Tales From the Practice Martina Hasenjager

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Crawling Along the Pareto Front: Tales From the Practice Martina Hasenj¨ager Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH Carl-Legien-Str. 30 63073 Offenbach, Germany martina.hasenjaeger@honda-ri.de Bernhard Sendhoff Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH Carl-Legien-Str. 30 63073 Offenbach, Germany bs@honda

  3. Comparative Studies on Micro Heat Exchanger Optimisation Tatsuya Okabe

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Olhofer , Yaochu Jin , and Bernhard Sendhoff Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH, Carl.sendhoff£ @honda-ri.de ¡ Honda Research Institute USA Co., 1381 Kinnear Road, suite 116, Columbus, OH 43212, USA kfoli@honda-ri.com Abstract- Although many methods for dealing with multi-objective optimisation (MOO

  4. Reply to: "Recycled" volatiles in mantle derived diamonds--Evidence from nitrogen and noble gas isotopic data

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    Cartigny, Pierre

    and Honda [R.K. Mohapatra, and M. Honda, "Recycled" volatiles in mantle derived diamonds--evidence from (2005) 559572.]. We present here reasons why the alternative view of Mohapatra and Honda [R.K. Mohapatra and M. Honda, "Recycled" volatiles in mantle derived diamonds--evidence from nitrogen and noble

  5. KeyQuery --A Front End for the Automatic Translation of Keywords into Structured Queries

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    Erwig, Martin

    pages. For example, a user wants to buy a Honda car and he likes red and blue colors. So he might input ``red blue Honda'' to search the Internet to find some information. The default relation between'', and ``Honda'' will be returned as a result. Other useful pages, which contain only ``red'' and ``Honda

  6. On the geometric aspect of Sato's postulates on the Smatrix Dedicated to Professor Takashi Aoki on his sixtieth birthday,

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    analysis By Naofumi HONDA, Takahiro KAWAI and Henry P. STAPP August 2014 RESEARCH INSTITUTE By Naofumi Honda # , Takahiro Kawai ## and Henry P. Stapp ### 1. Introduction This paper is the first step y 1 y 1 honda@math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp ## y y y y ### B y y y B y #12; 2 Naofumi Honda, Takahiro Kawai

  7. Generalization Improvement in Multi-Objective Learning Lars Graning, Yaochu Jin, Senior Member, IEEE, and Bernhard Sendhoff, Senior Member, IEEE

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    Jin, Yaochu

    and Bernhard Sendhoff are with Honda Re- search Institute Europe GmbH, Carl-Legien-Strasse 30, D-63073 Offenbach (Main), Germany (email: lars.graening@honda-ri.de; yaochu.jin@honda- ri.de; bernhard.sendhoff@honda

  8. Copyright 2006 by ASME1 Proceedings of IMECE 2006

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    Saitou, Kazuhiro "Kazu"

    Arbor, MI jungkap@umich.edu Hiroyuki Urabe Automobile R&D Center Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Tochigi, Japan hiroyuki_urabe@n.t.rd.honda.co.jp Hiroyuki Tokunaga Automobile R&D Center Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Tochigi, Japan hiroyuki_tokunaga@n.t.rd.honda.co.jp Kazuhiro Saitou Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Univ

  9. MATHEMATICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICAL REPORTS

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    Takemura, Akimichi

    Depends on Priors Junya HONDA and Akimichi TAKEMURA METR 201329 November 2013 DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL for Gaussian Bandits Depends on Priors Junya Honda Akimichi Takemura The University of Tokyo, Japan. {honda, Burnetas and Katehakis (1996) and Honda and Takemura (2010) proved the achievability for finite

  10. ZU064-05-FPR linearpi 20 December 2013 15:30 Under consideration for publication in J. Functional Programming 1

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    Wadler, Philip

    logic correspond to session types. Continuing a line of work by Honda (1993), by Honda, Kubo Curry-Howard. This paper takes a further step along the programme, pursued by Girard, Abramsky, Honda) and Bellin and Scott (1994) devised a translation from linear logic into -calculus. Along another line, Honda

  11. Under consideration for publication in J. Functional Programming 1 Noninterference through Flow Analysis

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    Gay, Simon

    Analysis Kohei Honda Queen Mary, London Nobuko Yoshida Imperial College London Abstract This paper proposes Extensions (1): In ation and Branching 30 6.1 In ation 30 6.2 Branching and Selection 31 #12; 2 K. Honda (Berger et al. 01; Yoshida et al. 01; Yoshida et al. 02; Honda and Yoshida 02; Honda et al. 04), whose

  12. I don't like work.I don't like work. No one does.No one does.

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Class Projects Page Honda Motors of America 4 Dr. Diane Hall Acupuncture Services 7 RJS 10 Internships Executive Summary for Honda Motors of America Honda Motors of America is a leader in the automobile industry. Honda consumers recognize the brand name because it symbolizes quality, attention to detail

  13. JOURNAL OF EYE MOVEMENT RESEARCH /// Chapman et al. /cmsbox/clients/jemr/custom/uploads

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    Aberdeen, University of

    of stimuli in both space (e.g. Honda, 1989; Matin, & Pearce, 1965; Schlag & Schlag-Rey, 1995; review Ross presentation within a saccade (Honda, 1989), but also on the availability of background visual cues and the physical position of the stimulus (Honda, 1993). Honda (1991) also showed that mislocalization happened

  14. Neural Network Regularization and Ensembling Using Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Jin Honda Research Institute Europe Carl-Legien-Str.30 63073 Offenbach, GERMANY Email: yaochu.jin@honda-ri.de Tatsuya Okabe Honda Research Institute Europe Carl-Legien-Str.30 63073 Offenbach, GERMANY Bernhard Sendhoff Honda Research Institute Europe Carl-Legien-Str.30 63073 Offenbach, GERMANY Abstract

  15. Global Progress in Dynamically Interleaved Multiparty Sessions

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    Yoshida, Nobuko

    . Multiparty session type discipline proposed in [Honda et al. 2008] offers a type- theoretic framework, generalising the existing binary session types [Honda 1993; Honda et al. 1998]; interaction sequences session delegation. Previous work on multiparty session types [Honda et al. 2008] has provided a limited

  16. STATE ALTERNATIVE FUELS PLAN COMMISSIONREPORT

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    to Liquids Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers American Bioethanol Corporation American Honda Motor Company

  17. ODI Receives $25,000 Grant In April 2013, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) was awarded a Honda of America

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    Controller Operator's Guide 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 6 1.1 Safety Instructions 7 1.1.1 Aborting Operator's Guide 6 1. Introduction The fully automatic Consolidated SSR and SR series of sterilizers building steam supply of 50-80 PSI of pressure, or come equipped with an integral, electrically heated

  18. Graduate Preliminary Examination, Thursday, January 6, 2011 -Part I 2 Section A. Mechanics

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    Petta, Jason

    mass density that ends in a loop called the honda. The free end of the rope is fed through the honda the rope and the honda. a) What is the tension in the rope within the loop? b) The inward force of the spoke on the honda tends to perturb the shape of the noose near the honda (as can be seen in Dick Cory

  19. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA- Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) uses standard procedures and test specifications to test and collect data from vehicles on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. This page provides data on the hybrid electric versions of the Volkswagen Jetta, Ford C-Max, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, Honda CRZ, Honda Civic with Advanced Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery, Mercedes Benz, Toyota Prius Gen III, Ford Fusion, Honda Insight and Honda CR-Z.

  20. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA- Hybrid Electric Vehicles Performance and Testing Data

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    The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) uses standard procedures and test specifications to test and collect data from vehicles on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. This page provides data on the hybrid electric versions of the Volkswagen Jetta, Ford C-Max, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, Honda CRZ, Honda Civic with Advanced Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery, Mercedes Benz, Toyota Prius Gen III, Ford Fusion, Honda Insight and Honda CR-Z.

  1. An international effort towards developing standards for best practices in analysis, interpretation and reporting of clinical genome sequencing results in the CLARITY Challenge

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    Brownstein, Catherine A.

    Background: There is tremendous potential for genome sequencing to improve clinical diagnosis and care once it becomes routinely accessible, but this will require formalizing research methods into clinical best practices ...

  2. by Robin Chapman and Julien Clinton Sprott The goal of both mathematician and poet is to seek clarity and beauty of expression about

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    Sprott, Julien Clinton

    by Robin Chapman and Julien Clinton Sprott ! ! " " The goal of both mathematician and poet languages. While nature is a common source of inspiration for both mathematician and poet, the poet examines the pages of The Mathematical Intelligencer. But few poets have dared to incorporate mathematical themes

  3. Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation

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    Volt PHEV (MY11) 2 Nissan Leaf BEV (MY11) 4 Honda Civic CNG 4 VW Jetta Turbo Diesel 4 Chevrolet Volt PHEV (MY13) 4 Chevrolet Malibu ECO 4 Honda Civic...

  4. Ultracapacitor Technologies and Application in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

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    Burke, Andy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    recharged during regenerative braking. With these two modes,energy during regenerative braking. In the Honda system, the

  5. Friday, March 17, 2006 SPECIAL SESSION: RESULTS OF THE HAYABUSA MISSION

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    . Demura H. Hashimoto T. Higuchi Y. Hiraoka K. Honda C. Honda T. Kitazato K. Kubota T. Michikami T. Barnouin-Jha O. Gaskell R. W. Cheng A. Demura H. Fujiwara A. Hashimoto T. Hirata N. Honda C. Ishiguro M at the smooth terrains. 9:35 a.m. Hirata N. * Barnouin-Jha O. S. Honda C. Nakamura R. Nakamura A. M. Demura H

  6. Zipcar for U.Va Departments What is Zipcar?

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    Acton, Scott

    .50 Monday-Friday: $69 Saturday-Sunday: $77 Basic Sedan or Hatchback - Honda Civic - Honda Insight (Hybrid - Honda CR-V Monday-Friday: $9.50 Saturday-Sunday: $10.50 Monday-Friday: $77 Saturday-Sunday: $83 Where are the Zipcars? Current as of November 2013 Alderman Library (McCormick Road): 1 Honda CR-V, 1 Ford Focus

  7. September 1, 2010 Chapter 5 Problems

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    Ward, Mark Daniel

    on the road are manufactured by Honda. They also observe that 98% of Honda vehicles are classified as "safe that it is a Honda? 1 #12;2. Purdue is considering the possibility of expanding their HONR program so that 20

  8. New insights into the origin, transport and behavior of noble gases : examples from Monterey Bay, Costa Rica, Iceland, and the Central Indian Ridge

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    Fueri, Evelyn

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    245-247. Yatsevich I. and Honda M. (1997) Production of02)01071- Dixon E. T. , Honda M. , McDougall I. , Campbell10.1016/j.epsl.2007.10.029. Honda M. and McDougall I. (1998)

  9. VERTIGO (VERtical Transport In the Global Ocean): A study of particle sources and flux attenuation in the North Pacific

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    Buesseler, K.O.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    D.M. 7 , Jiao, N.Z. 8 , Honda, M.C. 9 , Elskens, M. 10 ,Dehairs, F. , Elskens, M. , Honda, M. , Karl, D.M. , Siegel,Cycles 7 (4), 879-900. Honda, M.C. , Imai, K. , Nojiri, Y. ,

  10. THE NEMERTEANSOF PORTO RICO. \\vESLEY N .. COE, Ph. I

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    specimen from Ensenada Honda, Culebra. 3. Tterdoeomadiscolor, sp, nov. Two large, well-preserved speclmensfrom Ensenada Honda, Culebra. 4. Micrura leucopsis, sp. nov. Four specimens. Hucares, 5. Cerebratulus Honda, Culebra. Two specimens. 7. Lineu8 or Micrura, sp. indet. Several fragmentary specimens. Ensenada

  11. Barium in Twilight Zone suspended matter as a potential proxy for particulate organic carbon remineralization: Results for the North Pacific

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    Dehairs, F.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dehairs, F. , Elskens, M. , Honda, M. , Karl, D.M. , Siegel,P.J. , Karl, D.M. , Jiao, N.Z. , Honda, M.C. , Elskens, M. ,69 (9), 5722-5725. Honda, M.C. , 2003. Biological pump in

  12. Big Picture 19912012 other industry

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    Credite Suisse Bain Honda Research Oracle J.P. Morgan ZS Associates Bell Labs American Express Morgan Goldman BCG IBM Research Yahoo Barclays McKinsey Microsoft Research Amazon Credite Suisse Bain Honda Research Amazon Credite Suisse Bain Honda Research Oracle J.P. Morgan ZS Associates Bell Labs American

  13. Big Picture 1991-2011 other industry

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    Bain Honda Research Oracle J.P. Morgan ZS Associates Bell Labs American Express Morgan Stanley Profit Suisse Bain Honda Research Oracle J.P. Morgan ZS Associates Bell Labs American Express Morgan Stanley Yahoo Barclays McKinsey Microsoft Research Amazon Credite Suisse Bain Honda Research Oracle J.P. Morgan

  14. ! or ! sterile

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    Learned, John

    error(%) for DATA B.G. contamination Honda ! Bartol) #6; 0.9 for MC ux(Honda ! Bartol) #28; #6; 0.1 'Mt Ikenoyama' e#11;ect #6; 3.4 E #25;/K ratio and the atmosphere model 3 ux(Honda ! Bartol) 0.5 spectral index of primary cosmic ray 1

  15. Spring 2012 Engineering Career Fair EMPLOYER PARTICIPANTS

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    Casavant, Tom

    ROTC Amazon Braun Intertec Caterpillar Centro Cerner Corporation CIVCO Medical Solutions Dell Innovation Services Eaton Emerson Process Management-Fisher Epic ESCO Group FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Fastek Federal-Mogul Corporation Gardner Denver Gerdau H.J. Heinz HNI Corporation HR Green

  16. CX-004544: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Oklahoma State Energy Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) Oklahoma Comfort Program Large System Request E and FCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 11/24/2010Location(s): Duncan, OklahomaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  17. Qualifying Vehicles for Low Emitting, Fuel Efficient Vehicle Discount (50 points or better)

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    Nelson, Tim

    MH batteries) +1 ZEV 2.9 3.3 52 2001 01_TS HONDA INSIGHT 1.0L 3, manual ULEV I 61 68 53 2001 01_TS HONDA INSIGHT 1.0L 3, manual LEV I 61 68 52 2001 02_SUB HONDA CIVIC GX 1.7L 4, auto [CNG] SULEV II 31 34 53 2002 01_TS HONDA INSIGHT 1.0L 3, auto CVT SULEV II 57 56 57 2002 01_TS HONDA INSIGHT 1.0L 3, manual ULEV I

  18. A look back at achieving ISO 14001 certification

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    Heyob, K.; Heigel, G.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1996, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (Honda) set a goal of achieving ISO 14001 certification for all major US manufacturing plants by the end of 1998. This paper is a reality-based look at what implementation of ISO 14001 really entailed and, after implementation, the benefits and problems that Honda has experienced. Honda will describe the implementation experience from start to finish, including development of the implementation strategy, problems encountered along the way, implementation tips learned during the process, and what would be done differently the second time. Honda initially developed an implementation plan, estimated resource requirements and assigned plant-wide implementation teams. A core team of project leaders was trained to lead the implementation and general training was provided for all project team members. Honda evaluated the gaps between Honda's existing TQM-based environmental management systems and the requirements of ISO 14001 and developed a strategy to fill the gaps using TQM principles. The paper will describe how Honda addressed each element of the ISO 14001 standard and integrated them within existing business and environmental management practices. The paper will also look-back at the implementation process and identify problems that Honda experienced and what could be done differently to save time and resources. Finally, Honda will describe any problems encountered with maintaining the ISO 14001 certified environmental management system and the benefits that have come from certification.

  19. The mineralogy of recent sediments from selected cores along the southeast coast of Puerto Rico

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    Trivedi, Harshadrai Popatlal

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the water of Ensenada Honda. This ohange is probably due to the higher concen- tration of potassium and magnesium in the open marine water than in the water of Znsenada Honda. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The writer wishes to express his sincere gratitude... has elapsed to allow any clay mineral diagenesis to be detected. . In the present study, ohlorite was found to be the dominant olay mineral in all samples. Kaolinite was present only in samples from Ensenada Honda. It seems probable...

  20. NREL: News Feature - NREL Driving Research on Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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    National Wind Technology Center. Toyota, Hyundai, and Honda all have committed to putting fuel cell vehicles on the market by 2015. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL Hydrogen fuel...

  1. Rick Nichols 80.737 89.205 77.116 77.767Chevrolet Corvette 77.116 60583 1 2 64.469 Class Average : 77.116

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    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    75.543 73.255 76.140 75.993Honda Prelude 73.255 29471 1 56.846 Ray Laffoon 74.167 77.107 73.437 73.501 Gary Kitagawa 67.852 67.445 68.776 69.562Honda Prelude 67.445 36191 1 57.598 Jon Matsushige 74.628 71.403 65.735Honda S2000 64.935 3752 1 3 2 58.052 Joseph Riveira 67.980 68.061 69.283 69.965Honda S20

  2. Mitigation of Vehicle Fast Charge Grid Impacts with Renewables...

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

    Charge Grid Impacts with Renewables and Energy Storage AVTA: Bidirectional Fast Charging Report AVTA: 2010 Honda Civic HEV with Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery Testing Results...

  3. Study of Li-ion Cell Formation Parameters using "Gen3" Electrode...

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

    Final Summary Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Energy Storage R&D Annual Progress Report AVTA: 2010 Honda Civic HEV with Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery Testing Results...

  4. Advanced Battery Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment Program...

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    and Equipment Program Advanced Battery Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment Program AVTA: 2010 Honda Civic HEV with Experimental Ultra Lead Acid Battery Testing Results...

  5. Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) ? Non-PHEV Evaluations...

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

    previously completed EoL battery testing on two Gen I Prius, two Gen I Civic, and two Honda Insight HEVs - Collected fuel economy, maintenance, depreciation, operations...

  6. Effects of Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Turrentine, Tom

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Images of Hybrid Vehicles Each of the householdsbetween hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles was observed in smallowned Honda Civic Hybrids, vehicles that are virtually

  7. Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...

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

    Ridge National Laboratory - University of Houston - Boise State University - Honda Automotive - Eberspaecher North America - AVL North America * Project Lead - GMZ Energy...

  8. Review of technical literature and trends related to automobile mass-reduction technology

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    Lutsey, Nicholas P.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EAA), 2010. Automotive Aluminum Manual (AAM). http://Association (EAA), 2010. Automotive Aluminum Manual (AAM).1991. Application of Aluminum Automotive Body for Honda NSX.

  9. Air Cooling R&D

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    or otherwise restricted information. 2 State of the Art Everything on a vehicle is air cooled, ultimately... Air cooling can be done... When?... How? Honda Insight Power...

  10. Commercializing Light-Duty Plug-In/Plug-Out Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles: "Mobile Electricity" Technologies, Early California Household Markets, and Innovation Management

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    Williams, Brett D

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    goals for automotive fuel cell power systems hydrogen vs.a comparative assessment for fuel cell electric vehicles."Honda's More Powerful Fuel Cell Concept with Home Hydrogen

  11. Commercial Vehicle Classification System using Advanced Inductive Loop Technology

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    Tok, Yeow Chern Andre

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    transformation (right) of control vehicles BMW 325is-1 and BMW 325is-2.. 140 xiNo. Honda Civic SPRINTS COSTS BMW 325is SPRINTS Length

  12. CCPI Third Annual Report January December 2013

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) and is part of the UD automobile manufacturers, BMW and Honda; the establishment of a graduate student

  13. Paper Submitted to 2002 Annual Conference of the Transportation Association of

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    Hellinga, Bruce

    of projected 2011 emissions. Significant reductions could be achieved through the implementation of hybrid to their high cost. The implementation of E10 fuels could lead to reductions of up to 23 percent of projected (Honda Canada, 2002). Honda also plans to begin sales of a hybrid Civic sedan in May 2003 #12;R. Mc

  14. SA Time: 16:38 R/$ 9.27 R/ 12.57 R/ 15.84 Gold $/oz 899.85 JSE Alsi 20,465.22 More indicators Article Search

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    Rogers, John A.

    Panels Save $1000's on Energy Bills, Build Solar Panels, as seen on CNN, $49.9 www.Earth4EnergyGuide.com Solar Energy Panels Resources and information on solar energy panels. Compare and save! www.SolarPanel Subscriptions Cape Argus Cape Times Daily News Isolezwe Post Pretoria News Honda Solar Cell Learn about Honda

  15. North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7409, Raleigh, NC 27695 | 919-515-3480 | www.ncsc.ncsu.edu | 7/18/13 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy

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    hwy, Bin 5 Honda Civic Natural Gas 1.8L, Auto, Natural Gas 27 city/38 hwy, Bin 2 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.ncsc.ncsu.edu | 7/18/13 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy Clean Transportation Program | 919.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Vehicle Guide provides fuel economy estimates and tailpipe emission

  16. North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7409, Raleigh, NC 27695 | 919-515-3480 | www.ncsc.ncsu.edu | 1/14 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy

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    city/44 hwy, Bin 5 Honda Civic Natural Gas 1.8L, Auto, Natural Gas 27 city/38 hwy, Bin 2 Honda Civic.ncsc.ncsu.edu | 1/14 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy Clean Transportation Program | 919.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Vehicle Guide provides fuel economy estimates and tailpipe emission

  17. IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY O F S C I E N C E A N D T E C H N O L O G Y

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    was manager of GE Honda Engine Systems, responsible for engine development for the GE Honda Aero Engines in 1992, where he has held various engineering and management positions including: Lead Systems Engineer has held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in engineering, operations, quality

  18. Jayson Guzman DNF 49.158 47.870 48.769BMW M3 47.870 1081 39.636 Conor Isaacs DNF 69.058 56.603 57.607Honda S2000 56.603 55521 46.867

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    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    AS Jayson Guzman DNF 49.158 47.870 48.769BMW M3 47.870 1081 39.636 Conor Isaacs DNF 69.058 56.656Mazda Miata 51.395 27331 1 41.733 Lureen Reghi 65.966 61.515 56.766 58.675BMW Z3 56.766 5254 N1 46.094 Class Average : 54.081 DS Reid Morimoto 52.482 52.695 50.262 49.918BMW 330CI 49.918 11261 39.835 Class

  19. Evaluating benefits of slope rounding

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    Liu, Jichuan

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Unrounded Option, d?= 0 ft (0 m) 2. HVOSM Simulation of Constant Rounding, d, = 2 ft (0. 61 m) 15 16 3. HVOSM Simulation of Optimum Rounding 17 4. HVOSM Simulation of Unrounded Option, Honda Civic with a "Return-to-the-Road" Steer Angle of 8 Degrees 24... 5. HVOSM Simulation of 2 ft (0. 61 m) Constant Rounding, Honda Civic with a "Return-to-the-Road" Steer Angle of 8 Degrees 25 6. HVOSM Simulation of 4 ft (1. 22 m) Constant Rounding, Honda Civic with a "Return-to-the-Road" Steer Angle of 8 Degrees...

  20. An Advanced Reader In Chinese Art History

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    Johnson, Wallace

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    S % ? ^ %' ~fc%x ' ^C^ o Lotus ? 12. 3. ffi */ ^?*?? ^ ' ^HWJl^ERa^ * 12 4. JM I 5' jta ? ? ? It AC frt'J'H Bl 'i^gHf m *N c? ) 12.5. m i i ^ a^j & m ? ? ^ ?n S-H 4 12. ffl ^ il o it t/ ^ tB at/ % is ? 4 13. # I t l Itlllo m ?' * m m ? au g ? ? ? ? ? f^ ?' 2- * ^ ffi H - S ! 4 i4?i# ^ f ^ %7i$ A isg# m it ? 4 15. % f ? 4> o ft ? HI & 4-15'/ JL...

  1. 1 | Fuel Cell Technologies Program Source: US DOE 4/3/2012 eere.energy.gov Fuel Cell Technologies Overview

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    Cell Patents Geographic Distribution 2002-2010 Top 10 companies: Honda, GM, Toyota, UTC Power, Samsung Reduced Oil Use Reduced Air Pollution Fuel Flexibility 40 - 60% (electrical) > 70% (electrical, hybrid

  2. atmospheric channel characteristics: Topics by E-print Network

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

    neutrinos are known at present. T. K. Gaisser; M. Honda 2002-03-30 157 ABSTRACT: Incised channels are caused by an imbalance between sediment transport capacity and sediment...

  3. Car Make and Model Recognition using 3D Curve Alignment Krishnan Ramnath, Sudipta N. Sinha, Richard Szeliski

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    Gupta, Abhinav

    . Steps in constructing our 3D car model for a 2011 Honda Civic Sedan: (top) three of the images used to generate the visual hull; (middle) the visual hull; (bottom) 3D space curves projected onto the visual hull

  4. Essays in Behavioral Economics and Environmental Policy

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    Sexton, Steven E.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    flex-fuel fleet), and hybrid cars (like the Prius, the HondaStates; 48% of the 290,271 hybrid cars sold in the U.S. indescribed by Khan, with hybrid cars enjoying greater market

  5. Environmental Knowledge, Environmental Attitudes, and Vehicle Ownership and Use

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    Flamm, Bradley John

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    stated Build more hybrid cars or hydrogen fuel celledmoney to developing hybrid electric cars, mini-vans, SUV's;the Honda Civic Hybrid, are marketed as green cars and the

  6. Synthesis of Cationic Extended Frameworks for Anion-Based Applications

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    Fei, Honghan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    11 Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells from Polymer11. Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells from Polymerof Gratzel type dye-sensitized solar cells and the Honda

  7. Fact #723: April 16, 2012 Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Resulted...

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

    Information Company Lost Output Quake Costs (Million Dollars) Toyota 980,000 3,260 Honda 446,000 889 Subaru 109,000 733 Mazda 80,000 433 Suzuki* 59,000 177 Nissan** 55,000...

  8. London & Paris - Depart on April 12, 2007 for an

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    pricing not available to the general public on most new vehicles (Cadillac, Chevrolet, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Toyota) Visit us online at www.billmccurley.com....

  9. D.C. Water Resources Research Center Annual Technical Report

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    turbine that can generate energy to pump water from a depth of more than 100 feet, was also highlighted Garman, the Under Secretary of Energy from the U.S. Department of Energy and Congressman Mike Honda (D

  10. Advanced Vehicle Benchmarking of HEVs and PHEVs

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

    Qtr 2008 - 2010 Honda Insight: 3 rd Qtr 2009 - 2010 Toyota Prius: 4 th Qtr 2009 - 2010 Fusion Hybrid: 4 th Qtr 2009 - 2010 Saturn Vue Hybrid: 4 th Qtr 2009 PHEV Benchmarking -...

  11. Sipping fuel and saving lives: increasing fuel economy without sacrificing safety

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    Gordon, Deborah; Greene, David L.; Ross, Marc H.; Wenzel, Tom P.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ford delays plans to boost fuel economy of its SUVs. WallImproving safety without impacting fuel economy. Honda MotorCompany, October 4. SIPPING FUEL AND SAVING LIVES / 24

  12. Cost Effective Bioethanol via Acid Pretreatment of Corn Stover, Saccharification, and Conversion via a Novel Fermentation Organism: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number: CRD-12-485

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    Dowe, N.

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research program will convert acid pretreated corn stover to sugars at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and then transfer these sugars to Honda R&D and its partner the Green Earth Institute (GEI) for conversion to ethanol via a novel fermentation organism. In phase one, NREL will adapt its pretreatment and saccharification process to the unique attributes of this organism, and Honda R&D/GEI will increase the sugar conversion rate as well as the yield and titer of the resulting ethanol. In later phases, NREL, Honda R&D, and GEI will work together at NREL to optimize and scale-up to pilot-scale the Honda R&D/GEI bioethanol production process. The final stage will be to undertake a pilot-scale test at NREL of the optimized bioethanol conversion process.

  13. First Principles Study on Ta3N5:Ti3O3N2 Solid Solution As a Water-Splitting Photocatalyst

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    solution are predicted to be bracketing the water redox levels, so the photocatalysis process photocatalytic water splitting system based on TiO2 and Pt in 1972 by Fujishima and Honda,1,2 the photocatalysis

  14. First principles high throughput screening of oxynitrides for water-splitting photocatalysts

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    and eleven quaternary oxynitrides. Broader context Water-splitting photocatalysis directly converts the solar and Honda,1,2 the photocatalysis of water splitting has become an active research area and a promising way

  15. PLEASE USE THESE CODES TO FILL OUT PERMIT APPLICATION VEHICLE MAKE ALPHA ROMEO ALFA

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    Pace, Norman

    ROMEO ALFA A & S AS BMW BMW AMC AMC BUSINESS BU BSA BSA AUDI AUDI GRAD BUSINESS BG DUCATI DAKA AUSTIN AUST EDUCATION ED HARLEY DAVIDSON HARL BMW BMW ENGINEERING EN HONDA HOND BUICK BUIC ARCH & PLANNING EV

  16. Fact #812: January 13, 2014 The Number of Models Achieving 40...

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    Combined MPG or MPG(e) Class Combined MPG or MPG(e) Class Combined MPG or MPG(e) Class BMW Active E 102 Subcompact Toyota Prius 46 Midsize 50 Midsize 50 Midsize Honda Civic...

  17. Design and manufacture of a rear driveline package including limited slip differential for Formula SAE applications

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    Yazicioglu, Tolga T

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the design and manufacture of a lightweight rear driveline package for a Formula SAE race car. The design focuses on all components needed to transfer power from the chain driven Honda CBR600 F4i ...

  18. Combinatorial Measurement Methods for Inorganic Materials

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    ) devices, or the Seebeck coefficients of thermoelectric materials for vehicular waste heat recovery devices such as Intel and Micron, as well as GM and Honda for the use of thermoelectrics for vehicular waste heat

  19. Tricks of the trade: Successful implementation of an environmental data system

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    Madigan, S.M.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The world of environmental data management is complex, but essential for successful environmental performance. One method of managing data is to set up an environmental database that is capable of meeting these needs. The functionality of the database can minimize the complexity if the database is set up correctly. Over the last two years, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. has implemented an off-the-shelf environmental data management system. This paper will give a reality-based look at the process of implementing a data system. Several steps were essential for successful completion of the project. Honda had to first make sure all the pieces of the puzzle were present (e.g. a list of all air sources, waste streams, permits and their associated limits). Identifying all the correct pieces took time and let Honda know how complicated the system would be from the beginning. The next step was to figure out how to put the pieces together. One big area of information not to overlook is management of material data. Honda realized that material information holds the key to completing the puzzle. This information must be kept up to date in the beginning to minimize any problems down the road. The last issues Honda had to take into account for completing the implementation was time and manpower. How long will it take to implement the system? How much manpower will be needed to implement the system? Should Honda use consultants or in-house manpower? When all these questions are answered and all the pieces are gathered and assembled, then the implementation can be started and completed successfully. Completing these tasks up front saves time and money down the road.

  20. Trip to China

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    to China By row boat or by plane... 16 hours later Linda Field Patent Counsel Department of Energy Destination: Wuhan, China Purpose: Innovation Promotion in CERC - IP Clarity &...

  1. Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course and future course offerings may differ.

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    Note: This syllabus may represent a past offering of this course and future is a virtue ­ your insight, clarity of thought, #12;Note: This syllabus may represent

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    Douglas 14 Assistive listening devices drive neuroplasticity in children with dyslexia Materials Science Websites Summary: by enhancing acoustic clarity and attention. We...

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    . of Environmental Conservation Assistant Environmental Analyst Unspecified NY PreClarity Software Engineer Victor NY state Accenture Consultant Unspecified NA All Clear Environmental Services, Inc Project Manager Fort

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    and Water Clarity depths decreased with rainfall and wind speed but increased with solar radiation, supporting the idea abundance, and the photosynthetic activity of...

  5. Pooh-Poohing Copyright Laws Inalienable Termination Rights

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    Menell, Peter; Nimmer, David

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accordingly, the relevant termination window under 304(d)between them, to use termination rights to enhance theirand clarity of the termination of transfer provisions.

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    success. While, for clarity, this paper will reference issues associated with electric smart grids, the concepts expressed can be equally applied to all energy delivery systems...

  7. Bacteria to the Rescue | EMSL

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    Bacteria to the Rescue Bacteria to the Rescue Released: December 05, 2011 High-performance computing adds speed, clarity to uranium bioremediation research Isosurfaces for aqueous...

  8. PEV Infrastructure Needs UC Davis Policy Institute

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    ,000 sales in 2012, ramp up to 20,000/yr in 2013 2012 Honda Fit EV 2012 Tesla Model S Infrastructure needs1 PEV Infrastructure Needs UC Davis Policy Institute Policy Forum Series: ZEVs June 13, 2012 www into an increasingly clean, efficient, reliable, and safe electricity grid · PEVs advance energy security, air quality

  9. Introduction to RoboticsIntroduction to Robotics Jee-Hwan Ryu

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    the robots of science fiction. HONDA ASIMO Application Areas of Robots 1970 1990 20102000 Automotive Field Service HospitalHospital Elder, DisabledElder, Disabled #12;Industrial Robots LCD Transfer WeldingIntroduction to RoboticsIntroduction to Robotics Jee-Hwan Ryu School of Mechanical Engineering

  10. Towards the Synthesis of Guanidinate- and Amidinate-Bridged Dimers of Mn and Ni

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    Stokes, Francesca A.; Kloo, Lars; Harford, Philip J.; Peel, Andrew J.; Less, Robert J.; Wheatley, Andrew E. H.; Wright, Dominic S.

    2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    , H.; Hada, M.; Ehara, M.; Toyota, K.; Fukuda, R.; Hasegawa, J.; Ishida, M.; Nakajima, T.; Honda, Y.; Kitao, O.; Nakai, H.; Klene, M.; Li, X.; Knox, J. E.; Hratchian, H. P.; Cross, J. B.; Bakken, V.; Adamo, C.; Jaramillo, J.; Gomperts, R.; Stratmann, R...

  11. Anomalies in carbon concentration determinations from nanostructured bainite

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    Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H.

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    properties of lowtemperature bainite, Materials Science Forum, 2005, 500501, 495502. 35. L. C. Chang, and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia: Austenite films in bainitic microstructures, Materials Science and Technology, 1995, , 874881. 36. K. Honda, and S. Saito...

  12. Fact #873: May 18, 2015 Plug-In Vehicle Sales Total Nearly 120...

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    6 1,310 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 0 0 0 51 879 Ford Fusion Energi 0 0 0 6,089 11,550 Honda Accord 0 0 0 526 449 Ford C-Max Energi 0 0 2,374 7,154 8,433 Toyota Prius PHEV 0 0...

  13. Open-Loop Test and Validation of a New Two-Wheeled Vehicle Riding L. Nehaoua, S. Hima, H. Arioui, N. Seguy and S. Espie

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    interaction and develop a rider control model [6]. The mechanical platform is a serie structure with five DOF, pitch and handlebar steering) actuated by seven actuators. After 1990, Honda launches out a second prototype of simple simulators with three DOF (roll, pitch and steering), to allow the safe trainee

  14. Optimality of Thompson Sampling for Gaussian Bandits Depends on Priors

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    Kaski, Samuel

    Optimality of Thompson Sampling for Gaussian Bandits Depends on Priors Junya Honda Akimichi problems, a Bayesian policy called Thompson sampling (TS) has recently attracted much attention for its ex discusses the asymptotic optimality of Thompson sampling (TS) (Thompson, 1933) for the Gaussian model. TS

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Diesel high-speed train (full) Electric high-speed train (full) Hydrogen fuel-cell car (Honda) Electric scooter Electric car Electric car (2 passengers) Electrictrain (full) Tram (avg) Trolleybus Underground train (full) Underground system Coach (full) Bus Car (1) Car (full) Cycle Walk 20 Hovercraft Ocean liner

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    Minnesota, University of

    Why Electric Cars? Dan Davids President #12;The Arrival of Plug-in Electric Vehicles Dan Davids President #12;#12;Toyota RAV4EV 1997-2003 #12;#12;#12;#12;#12; Saving Cars GM EV1 Ford Ranger EV;#12;#12; Saving Cars GM EV1 (destroyed) Ford Ranger EV (some saved) Honda EV Plus (destroyed) Th!nk City

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    Manufacturing Inc, HydroGen Corp, Keithley Instruments, McKinsey & Company, MetaMateria Partners LLC, NexEnergy Inc, Honda of America Manufacturing Inc, HydroGen Corporation, Keithley Instruments, Mc Industry Partners Process Technology Commercialization of Inline Heater for uses in Photovoltaic Solar Cell

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    www.advantagealabama.com A l a b a m a Automotive Industry Did you know? Mercedes-Benz, Honda in Alabama. Over the last 10 years, the automotive industry has invested over $7 billion and created more of the state's total ex- ports. Alabama's automotive industry represents 12% of the state's manufacturing gross

  19. Electrochemical Promotion of Oxygen Reduction on Gold with Aluminum-Phosphate Overlayer

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    Park, Byungwoo

    Applications of Fuel Cells (PEMFC + DMFC) Portable Power Sources HondaFord General Motors Toshiba Samsung General MotorsPanasonic Vehicle Engines Stationary Energy Supply MTI Micro Power Source for Next Generation * PEMFC: proton exchange membrane fuel cell DMFC: direct methanol fuel cell Overview #12;Seoul

  20. Modification of Gold Catalysis withModification of Gold Catalysis with Aluminum Phosphate for OxygenAluminum Phosphate for Oxygen--Reduction ReactionReduction Reaction

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    Park, Byungwoo

    (PEMFC + DMFC) General MotorsPanasonic Power Source * PEMFC: proton exchange membrane fuel cell DMFC Micro Portable Power Sources Vehicle E iEngines Seoul National University Yejun Park et al. 33 HondaFord Toshiba Samsung Byungwoo Park's Group #12;Scheme of Fuel Cells Load e- e- Hydrogen Methanol + Water (DMFC

  1. U.S. Department of the Interior August 2013 U.S. Geological Survey

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    , Japan) announced plans to collaborate on production of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles with the intent of fuel-cell vehicles. Fuel-cell vehicles have received interest recently from automobile manufacturers, Joseph, and Seetharaman, Deepa, 2013, GM, Honda to jointly develop hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles by 2020

  2. Leveraging temporal, contextual and ordering constraints for recognizing complex activities in video

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    Jaffe, Jules

    in video Benjamin Laxton Jongwoo Lim David Kriegman blaxton@cs.ucsd.edu jlim@honda-ri.com kriegman. Abstract We present a scalable approach to recognizing and de- scribing complex activities in video new actions. We show results for our approach on real video sequences containing complex activities. 1

  3. Uma Implementac~ao Concorrente de Redes Neurais PCA para Compress~ao de Imagens

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    Pereira, Marcone Corrêa

    Uma Implementac¸~ao Concorrente de Redes Neurais PCA para Compress~ao de Imagens Willian Y. Honda1 comparativo mostra que a proposta, aplicada `a tarefa de compress~ao de imagens, apresenta resultados imagens digitais, j´a que permite reduzir a dimensionalidade de um conjunto de da- dos preservando suas

  4. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA- Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles

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    The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) uses standard procedures and test specifications to test and collect data from vehicles on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. Data on the 2012 Honda Civic CNG is available in downloadable form.

  5. 2WCEC ANNUAL REPORT ON COOLING IN THE WEST | 2012-2013 Demand savings

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    California at Davis, University of

    materials in a hydronic system 0 Targeted total amount of energy for the Honda Smart Home including annual Envelopes Stormwater Reclamation In-home Energy Display Usability Swimming Pools as Heatsinks Technician-family units, learning lessons on how envelope sealing can be used outside the single-family residence market

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    Hsu, Winston H.

    retrieval in unconstrained environment plays an important role in surveillance systems. However, due. INTRODUCTION VEHICLES are one of the most important subjects in surveillance environment when surveillance hatchbacks in these videos?," "Can I find vehicles made by Honda or whose models are BMW X6 in these videos

  7. www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5824/567/DC1 Supporting Online Material for

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    Siegel, David A.

    Elskens, Makio Honda, David M. Karl, David A. Siegel, Mary W. Silver, Deborah K. Steinberg, Jim Valdes depth during deployments of 3, 4 and 5 days at 150, 300 and 500 m, respectively. This Lagrangian location and sample recovery. Immediately after retrieval, samples were gravity filtered though a 350 m

  8. Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Chemistry (2 year contract)

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    Humphrys, Mark

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Chemistry (2 year contract) Adaptive Sensors Group Dublin City Foundation Ireland through the CLARITY CSET (www.clarity- centre.org), supplemented by significant project partners. The group's research strategy in materials chemistry research is to closely align activity

  9. Supplementary information for: Structure of amorphous Ge8Sb2Te11: GeTe-Sb2Te3 alloys and

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    of the lowest curve (vacancy-vacancy, red) has been doubled and the curves displaced vertically for clarity have been displaced vertically for clarity. The calculated structure factors S(Q) of amorphous GST-225, but there are several larger than 100 A3 . The projected density of states (DOS) of valence electrons is shown for c

  10. Targeted Genomic Deletion of the Lens-Specific Intermediate Filament Protein CP49

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    Clark, John

    . Lens clarity was assessed in situ by direct ophthalmic examination and slit lamp microscopy. RESULTS of lenses showed no obvious loss of lens clarity, but slit lamp examination revealed the emergence, combined with their extreme degree of divergence from the remainder of the IF family, led to the suggestion

  11. CPD Backgrounder for the OnMain Campus Stadium Proposal Forums Agenda for the public forums

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    to the arguments as well as call for changes or additions. This document is designed to help us move from, as well as information from the athletic department and members of the Save our Stadium, Hughes group more clarity in those cases where data can provide clarity. The order of the arguments does

  12. SU-E-I-12: Characterization of Edge Effects in a Commercial Low-Dose Image Processing System

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    Marsh, R; Silosky, M [University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Minimizing radiation dose while preserving image quality is critical in fluoroscopic imaging. One recent development is a noise reduction system (Allura Clarity) offered by Philips. Others have reported approximately 50% reduction in air kerma when using Clarity. These studies, however, provide only a cursory look at how the Clarity system affects image quality. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the effect of Clarity on the appearance of high-frequency image information. Methods: A lead attenuator with a smooth edge was imaged on two Philips Allura FD20 detectors: one with Clarity and one without. The edge was positioned in the center of the field of view and images were obtained under the following conditions: 40cm and 11cm fields of view, single shot and continuous fluoroscopy modes, and using abdomen and cardiac protocols, for a total of sixteen imaging conditions. Profiles were drawn perpendicular to the edge across 80% of its length, averaged to reduce noise, normalized to the maximum pixel value, and plotted as a function of distance. Results: For all single-shot acquisitions and most fluoroscopic images, overshoot of the edge was observed. This effect was more substantial for single-shot acquisitions (?20%) than for fluoroscopic images (?50%). For fluoroscopic acquisition, the overshoot decayed more quickly with the Clarity system. However, the system with Clarity introduced a ringing effect for both single-shot and fluoroscopic images that is not present on the non-Clarity system. Conclusion: Previous reports have demonstrated a substantial dose reduction when using Clarity but the impact this has on image appearance has not been characterized. One demonstrated difference is the change in appearance of high-frequency image information. It remains to be determined whether this effect may impact clinical images adversely.

  13. Improvement of low energy atmospheric neutrino flux calculation using the JAM nuclear interaction model

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    Honda, M.; Kajita, T.; Kasahara, K.; Midorikawa, S. [Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582 (Japan); Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, and Institute for the Physics and Mathematical of the Universe, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582 (Japan); Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8555 (Japan); Faculty of Software and Information Technology, Aomori University, Aomori, 030-0943 Japan (Japan)

    2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the calculation of the atmospheric neutrino fluxes with an interaction model named JAM, which is used in PHITS (Particle and Heavy-Ion Transport code System) [K. Niita et al., Radiation Measurements 41, 1080 (2006).]. The JAM interaction model agrees with the HARP experiment [H. Collaboration, Astropart. Phys. 30, 124 (2008).] a little better than DPMJET-III[S. Roesler, R. Engel, and J. Ranft, arXiv:hep-ph/0012252.]. After some modifications, it reproduces the muon flux below 1 GeV/c at balloon altitudes better than the modified DPMJET-III, which we used for the calculation of atmospheric neutrino flux in previous works [T. Sanuki, M. Honda, T. Kajita, K. Kasahara, and S. Midorikawa, Phys. Rev. D 75, 043005 (2007).][M. Honda, T. Kajita, K. Kasahara, S. Midorikawa, and T. Sanuki, Phys. Rev. D 75, 043006 (2007).]. Some improvements in the calculation of atmospheric neutrino flux are also reported.

  14. SUPPORTING DOMAIN SPECIFIC WEB-BASED SEARCH USING HEURISTIC KNOWLEDGE EXTRACTION

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    Gunanathan, Sudharsan

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    extracted. The various heuristics that are used for the 3 features are described below. Date Pattern based date search: The news articles specify dates in some specific formats such as ? ?16th July 2006?, ?02/16/2006?, ?16-JUL-06?. So pattern... is supervised learning, where the model should approximate the mapping between the input Manuscript received February 27, 2006; revised January 6, 2007. This paper was recommended by Editor L. Mark. The authors are with Honda Research Institute Europe, Offenbach...

  15. Irregular wave induced velocities in shallow water

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    Sultan, Nels John

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    probabil- ity density function. This thesis applies this expanded distribution to fluid particle velocities instead of wave elevations. Ochi (1982) presents a review of recent ad- vances in the stochastic analysis of random seas. He notes that the first..., (Longuet-Higgins 1963), that purely linear waves will have a Gaussian distribu- tion. Therefore, any deviation from a Gaussian distribution must be attributed to wave nonlinearities. Ochi (1982) discusses a series of experiments by Honda and Mitsuyasu...

  16. DOI: 10.1126/science.1137959 , 567 (2007);316Science

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    Siegel, David A.

    . Casciotti,1 Frank Dehairs,7 Marc Elskens,7 Makio Honda,8 David M. Karl,4 David A. Siegel,9 Mary W. Silver,10 Deborah K. Steinberg,11 Jim Valdes,12 Benjamin Van Mooy,1 Stephanie Wilson11 The oceanic biological pump being F = F100(z/100)­b , where z is the trap depth, F100 is the POC flux at 100 m, and b is a unitless

  17. A pattern of light : a new library for Newton and an analysis of the building type

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    Flavin, Colin

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural light can add clarity to the organization of buildings by distinguishing areas of occupation with varying quantities and qualities of illumination. Libraries are good to study in this regard because of their varying ...

  18. UNCORRECTED 2 The Potential of a Clinch-Lock Polymer Metal Hybrid

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    Grujicic, Mica

    -shape channel beam, 51(b) a reinforcement plate, and (c) a cover plate. The latter two 52components are spotthermoplastic rib-like substructure, while the thickness of the 58cover plate (not shown in Fig. 1b for clarity

  19. To appear in The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists, Jeremy Freeman and Gary Marcus (eds.), Princeton University Press

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    Block, Ned

    Consciousness, Big Science and Conceptual Clarity Ned Block New York University With enormous investments sides of a joint in nature. I will focus on the difference between conscious perception--what it is like

  20. al ain united: Topics by E-print Network

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    U test was used to compare the two groups. Results: UAE students had a more favorable perception of the instructors clarity of speech (p 0), ability to explain the...

  1. 15.905 Technology Strategy, Spring 2007

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    Davies, Michael

    This course provides a strategic framework for managing high-technology businesses. The emphasis throughout is on the development and application of ways of thinking or mental models that bring clarity to the complex ...

  2. Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Code 1 Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

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    Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Code 1 CODE of the Department of Chemical of Chemical & Biological Engineering. For clarity of presentation, some passages are copied directly from shall offer an undergraduate chemical and biological engineering program of technological, scientific

  3. Climate Code Foundation

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    Barnes, Nick; Jones, David

    2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Climate Code Foundation - who are we? A non-profit organisation founded in August 2010; our goal is to promote the public understanding of climate science, by increasing the visibility and clarity of the software used in climate science...

  4. Evolution of Water Marketing in California: Formal vs. Informal Property Rights

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    Bickett, Damian Blase

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    approach. Rather, our lack of water crises is more likely aadditional evidence for the lack of water right clarity inlosses of crops from lack of water, but that costly and

  5. acid aptamer libraries: Topics by E-print Network

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    to David Cabitto, our graphics artist, for his skill in compiling the many excellent charts and graphs. The graphics add much to the clarity of the text. Next, to Marilyn...

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    to David Cabitto, our graphics artist, for his skill in compiling the many excellent charts and graphs. The graphics add much to the clarity of the text. Next, to Marilyn...

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    to David Cabitto, our graphics artist, for his skill in compiling the many excellent charts and graphs. The graphics add much to the clarity of the text. Next, to Marilyn...

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    to David Cabitto, our graphics artist, for his skill in compiling the many excellent charts and graphs. The graphics add much to the clarity of the text. Next, to Marilyn...

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    to David Cabitto, our graphics artist, for his skill in compiling the many excellent charts and graphs. The graphics add much to the clarity of the text. Next, to Marilyn...

  10. Gulf and Caribbean Research Vol 22, 71-75, 2010 Manuscript received October 30, 2009; accepted December 15, 2009 GrowtH PattErNS of SHoal GraSS hALodULE wRiGhTii

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    Smee, Lee

    &M University Corpus Christi, Department of Life Sciences, 6300 Ocean Dr. Unit 5800, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 clarity and increases light penetration, further increasing primary production (Zieman 1982, Gacia

  11. Money for the big eyes

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    Shen, Fangfei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since ancient civilization, humanity has kept its eyes on the heavens, and the invention of telescopes has only increased its scrutiny. As astronomers strive to see the universe with increasing clarity, telescopes have ...

  12. Meta-analysis of Video Based Modeling Interventions for Individuals with Disabilities: Procedure, Participant, and Skill Specificity

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    Mason, Rose

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the present research was to address gaps in the video based modeling (VBM) literature through the use of meta-analytic techniques to provide clarity and specificity regarding the practical utility of VBM for participants...

  13. Eidos in process: Darwin, Classical American philosophy and the possibility of belief

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    Kyle, Kristy Nicole

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    as being changing and in process. The Classical American philosophers William James and John Dewey recognized the importance of Darwin's work for philosophy; therefore, their work is examined in an effort to achieve clarity regarding the interactions...

  14. Waterfront views : defining a new planning process for Brooklyn's post-industrial waterfronts

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    Grassi, Carrie

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of waterfront planning largely focuses on the physical reconnection of the post-industrial, downtown waterfront with the spatial fabric of the city. Attention is given to the need for clarity of regulations, ...

  15. The Journal of Economic Perspectives at 100 (Issues)

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    Autor, David H.

    When I was a graduate student, I discovered that the Journal of Economic Perspectives embodied much of what I love about the field of economics: the clarity that pierces rhetoric to seek the core of a question; the rigor ...

  16. CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (Declarative Knowledge; Technical Skills): Students will demonstrate use of critical methods together with mastery of pertinent declarative

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (Declarative Knowledge; Technical Skills): Students will demonstrate use effective communication skills by writing thesisdriven essays in response to a specific prompt. Essays are expected to exhibit the control of rhetorical elements that include clarity, coherence, comprehensiveness

  17. Heterogeneity in Drosophila Signaling Systems

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    Agarwal, Gautam

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    side chains in the PD tetramer, and the V410 side chain isVSD is shown attached to a tetramer of the PD for clarity.gating charge in a tetramer (blue) and gating charge per

  18. 17?-Estradiol and Progesterone Regulate Expression of ?-Amyloid Clearance Factors in Primary Neuron Cultures and Female Rat Brain

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    Jayaraman, Anusha; Carroll, Jenna C.; Morgan, Todd E.; Lin, Sharon; Zhao, Liqin; Arimoto, Jason M.; Murphy, M. Paul; Beckett, Tina L.; Finch, Caleb E.; Brinton, Roberta Diaz; Pike, Christian J.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    polymorphism. Ann NY Acad Sci 1019: 2428 7. Henderson VW, Buckwalter JG 1994 Cognitive deficits of men and women with Alzheimers disease. Neurology 44:9096 8. Barnes LL,Wilson RS, Bienias JL, Schneider JA, Evans DA, Bennett DA 2005 Sex differences...:833837 10. Rosario ER, Chang L, Head EH, Stanczyk FZ, Pike CJ 2011 Brain levels of sex steroid hormones in men and women during normal aging and in Alzheimers disease. Neurobiol Aging 32:604613 11. Yue X, LuM, Lancaster T, Cao P, Honda S, Staufenbiel...

  19. The absurd hero in the novels of William Styron

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    Smith, Ronald Arthur

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    collap. -. e? Rising, streetcar, tour hours in the offi. oe or the factory. , meal, streetcar, Tous hours c ": lrork! II. e!1, elec&p, ancl Honda?Tuesdcrry Wednesday Thursday I!rida5- and. Satu 'clay according to the same r~lyIheI--this path is e si... ve also described his work as beix&g existential. John Howar&i Jawson f. z. "Styron: Darkness and Pire in. the Modern Novel" S discusses Styz'on's work as being within an "exi. sten- tiali st frame of reference. " Jha2: Ha san laas also mad...

  20. Safe end treatments for roadside drainage culverts

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    Jackson, Benito

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -of-control vehicle. The culvert installations tested were a corrugated metal pipe culvert and a concrete box culvert. Tests were conducted in accordance with nationally recognized test procedures, and the results were eval- uated based on the impact performance... with a 1971 Vega, 20 mph 7 Plan View of Preliminary Culvert Test Pit for Test 1 8 Culvert Test Pit, Test 1 9 Plan View of Site for Test 1 10 Corrugated Metal Pipe Culvert Test Pit Setup for Simulation of Nongrated Culvert 12 1974 Honda Civic, Test...

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    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    AS Jayson Guzman 48.224 47.859 47.791 46.763BMW M3 46.763 1415 38.720 Collyer Young 48.458 47.191Honda Accord 60.191 6264 N46.889 Class Average : 56.250 ASP Andy Barnes 49.498 47.623 47.335 46.508BMW Z3 46.508 2511 39.346 Woody Williams 57.970 55.796 51.582 51.432BMW M Roadster 51.432 54483 43

  2. Correlation of Cycles in Lava Lake Motion and Degassing at Erebus Volcano, Antarctica

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    Peters, Nial; Oppenheimer, Clive; Killingsworth, Drea Rae; Frechette, Jed; Kyle, Philip

    2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    the figure for clarity.314 5. Discussion Given the apparent complexity of Erebuss shallow magmatic system [e.g. Zandomeneghi315 et al., 2013] and the sensitivity of multi-phase flows to small changes in system parameters316 [e.g. Molina et al., 2012... :24 on 17 December 2012) have been omitted from the figure for clarity. 5. Discussion Given the apparent complexity of Erebuss shallow magmatic system [e.g., Zandomeneghi et al., 2013] and the sensitivity of multiphase flows to small changes in system...

  3. Study of cosmic ray interaction model based on atmospheric muons for the neutrino flux calculation

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    Sanuki, T.; Honda, M.; Kajita, T.; Kasahara, K.; Midorikawa, S. [International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582 (Japan); Shibaura Institute of Technology, 307 Fukasaku, Minuma-ku, Saitama 337-8570 (Japan); Faculty of Software and Information Technology, Aomori University, 2-3-1 Kobata, Aomori, Aomori 030-0943 (Japan)

    2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied the hadronic interaction for the calculation of the atmospheric neutrino flux by summarizing the accurately measured atmospheric muon flux data and comparing with simulations. We find the atmospheric muon and neutrino fluxes respond to errors in the {pi}-production of the hadronic interaction similarly, and compare the atmospheric muon flux calculated using the HKKM04 [M. Honda, T. Kajita, K. Kasahara, and S. Midorikawa, Phys. Rev. D 70, 043008 (2004).] code with experimental measurements. The {mu}{sup +}+{mu}{sup -} data show good agreement in the 1{approx}30 GeV/c range, but a large disagreement above 30 GeV/c. The {mu}{sup +}/{mu}{sup -} ratio shows sizable differences at lower and higher momenta for opposite directions. As the disagreements are considered to be due to assumptions in the hadronic interaction model, we try to improve it phenomenologically based on the quark parton model. The improved interaction model reproduces the observed muon flux data well. The calculation of the atmospheric neutrino flux will be reported in the following paper [M. Honda et al., Phys. Rev. D 75, 043006 (2007).].

  4. Use of Lotus Notes to manage environmental activities

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    Heigel, G.K.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Whether you have a large dedicated environmental staff or a small multi-tasking environmental staff, environmental regulations and their requirements are on the rise. With this trend, it is critical to systematically identify these requirements and track them to completion. Honda has developed a Lotus Notes based system with various forms and views to identify responsibility, time frames and procedures to complete these activities. Recurring activities are automatically regenerated to show up as a new activity with a new completion date. It allows an environmental staff to review activities to be done, prioritize work on them and identify completed activities. With the various sorting criteria for each action item, management can easily review regulatory compliance issues, their status and provide the ability to plan for their timely completion. This system is intended to provide ongoing support to environmental staffs on ongoing activities and easy access to procedures relating to activities. Honda also has a library database to house environmental procedures, as well as regulatory guidance to aid in regulatory interpretations. The Lotus Notes system allows the activities identified above to link to the library as a direct reference. This system is designed to provide a higher level of confidence that a company is meeting all its requirements on an ongoing basis, and giving management a tool to get a clear picture of the status of regulatory compliance activities.

  5. Electron beam irradiation of gemstone for color enhancement

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    Idris, Sarada; Ghazali, Zulkafli; Hashim, Siti A'iasah; Ahmad, Shamshad; Jusoh, Mohd Suhaimi [Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); School of Chemicals and Material Engineering, NUST Islamabad (Pakistan); Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2012-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerous treatment of gemstones has been going on for hundreds of years for enhancing color and clarity of gems devoid of these attributes. Whereas previous practices included fraudulent or otherwise processes to achieve the color enhancement, the ionizing radiation has proven to be a reliable and reproducible technique. Three types of irradiation processes include exposure to gamma radiation, electron beam irradiation and the nuclear power plants. Electron Beam Irradiation of Gemstone is a technique in which a gemstone is exposed to highly ionizing radiation electron beam to knock off electrons to generate color centers culminating in introduction of deeper colors. The color centers may be stable or unstable. Below 9MeV, normally no radioactivity is introduced in the exposed gems. A study was conducted at Electron Beam Irradiation Centre (Alurtron) for gemstone color enhancement by using different kind of precious gemstones obtained from Pakistan. The study shows that EB irradiation not only enhances the color but can also improves the clarity of some type of gemstones. The treated stones included kunzite, tourmaline, topaz, quartz, aquamarine and cultured pearls. Doses ranging from 25 kGy to 200 KGy were employed to assess the influence of doses on color and clarity and to select the optimum doses. The samples used included both the natural and the faceted gemstones. It is concluded that significant revenue generation is associated with the enhancement of the color in clarity of gemstones which are available at very cheap price in the world market.

  6. Artist Camille Utterback's interactive installations and reactive sculptures explore the possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and gesture in layered and playful ways. Her work

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    Artist Camille Utterback's interactive installations and reactive sculptures explore of a poem. In the External Measures series (20012007) a set of dynamic interactive drawings links past across disciplines. What is the balance between clarity and complexity that makes an interactive system

  7. Institution: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA -SAN DIEGO | Sign In as Individual | FAQ | Access Rights | Join AAAS , , n a report in this week's issue, Saffran, Aslin, and

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    in the preservation of the term 'learning'...we would gain in clarity if the scientific use of the term were simply to Citation Manager Alert me when: new articles cite this article Search for similar articles in: Online-of-the-stimulus" argument: linguistic knowledge is "perfect," and it is impossible in principle to extract perfect knowledge

  8. PPP Style Guide Stroustrup 10/7/2011 PPP Style Guide

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    Moggi, Eugenio

    a "house style" ("coding guide-lines", "project standard" or whatever they are called) to ensure clarity, so Val is different from val. #12;PPP Style Guide Stroustrup 10/7/2011 ~ 2 ~ Indentation Indent consider that placement significant. I use tab characters for indentation. This can be a problem when

  9. An Interactive Visualization Model for Large High-dimensional Datasets Division of Computing and Mathematics,University of Houston-Clear Lake,

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    Ding, Wei

    An Interactive Visualization Model for Large High-dimensional Datasets Wei Ding Division of complex data, which is especially helpful for analysis of large high dimensional datasets. However, existing methods often lose simplicity and clarity while rendering large amount of complex data

  10. The Political Economy of Inter-

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    Landweber, Laura

    The Political Economy of Inter- national Relations Robert Gilpin After the end of World War II by the creative use of power in the support of an institutional framework that created a world economy. Gilpin's exposition of the influence of politics on the interna- tional economy was a model of clarity, making

  11. H-bond Practice Open the file HbondPractice-KiNG.kin and do the exercises, followinging the instructions for each

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    Richardson, David

    for clarity. Move the image around to see the arrangement in 3D. Occasionally return to View1, or find a view the instructions for each kinemage. These instructions are printed out on the next few pages of this Worksheet, at an angle near 120.] H-bond energy decreases with each factor that is non-ideal, but of course setting

  12. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Mar Ecol Prog Ser

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    -Research 2005 · www.int-res.com*Email: kemp@hpl.umces.edu FEATURE ARTICLE: REVIEW Eutrophication of Chesapeake exacerbated eutrophication effects on phytoplankton and water clarity. Extensive tidal marshes, which have. Although the Bay's overall fisheries production has probably not been affected by eutrophication, decreases

  13. On Landau Theory and Symmetric Energy Landscapes for Phase Transitions

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    Hormann, Kai

    On Landau Theory and Symmetric Energy Landscapes for Phase Transitions Kai Hormann Department the global complex energy landscapes of phase transitions. For the sake of clarity and brevity the exposition-to-monoclinic transition in CuZnAl. The resulting energies are defined globally, in a piecewise manner. We use splines

  14. On Landau Theory and Symmetric Energy Landscapes for Phase Transitions

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    Hormann, Kai

    On Landau Theory and Symmetric Energy Landscapes for Phase Transitions Kai Hormann and Johannes the global complex energy landscapes of phase transitions. For the sake of clarity and brevity the exposition-to-monoclinic transition in CuZnAl. The resulting energies are defined globally, in a piecewise manner. We use splines

  15. Are invasive species a major cause of extinctions?

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    Padilla, Dianna

    Are invasive species a major cause of extinctions? Jessica Gurevitch and Dianna K. Padilla species invasions and the extinction of natives is widely accepted by scientists as well species on extinctions. Greater clarity in our under- standing of these patterns will help us to focus

  16. Effective Presentations Organization

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    Shull, David H.

    1 Pericles Effective Presentations · Content · Organization · Delivery · Visual aids and graphics Be brave Graphics · KISS · Powerpoint: ­ Font · Bigger than you'd expect · San serif ­ Lines · Thicker than · Organization · Energy · Clarity · Poise Key: Practice Web Resources · http

  17. Multimodal feedback for the acquisition of small targets

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    Williamson, John

    -haptic `sticky' feedback. The tactile conditions used stimulation through vibration (rather than force- feedback the need for caution, revealing that excessive feedback can damage interaction though `noise such as vibration on a train or plane, when bright light reduces screen clarity or when using a laptop trackpoint

  18. Water Management: Clearing Cloudy and Muddy Water in Ponds and Lakes

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    , including bass, to see and capture prey. Muddy waters may impart a bad flavor to fish. Such waters also can- tion for game fish and other aquatic animals. Cloudy water interferes with the ability of certain fish-feeding fish such as carp and bullheads also can affect water clarity. These animals root and stir up

  19. Bob: A Free Signal Processing and Machine Learning Toolbox for Researchers

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    Parc, rue Marconi 19, PO Box 592 CH-1920, Martigny, Switzerland {andre.anjos experimental protocols for several databases. Finally, a strong emphasis is placed on code clarity. Finally, for research, the code needs to be clear and self-explanatory, with minimal dependence on other

  20. Privatization of the Electricity Sector in Emerging Markets: The Organizational Challenge for Governments

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    Banks, John P.

    2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    As privatization continues, all parties - governments, investors, donors, consultants, and consumers - must pay attention to the changing role of government organizations and how they fit into the new dynamic of this sector. It is imperative to effect as much rationalization and clarity as possible in the structure of the sector and in the inter-relationships among the principal players. (author)

  1. CDIAC -WHPO/CCHDO Data Management Plan for CTD/Hydrographic/CO2/Tracer Data for the Global Ocean Carbon and

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    Carbon and Repeat Hydrography Program Alex Kozyr Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Environmental://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/oceans/home.html James H. Swift WOCE Hydrographic Program Office (CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office) UCSD oceanographic research depends on the availability and clarity of existing data. Two data offices in the US deal

  2. PRESS RELEASE Contact: Heather Segale

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    Schladow, S. Geoffrey

    Festival, Irena Salina's acclaimed documentary investigates the ecological and public safety costs Salina's astonishingly wide-ranging film is less depressing than galvanizing, an informed and heartfelt Basin residents can learn about the program underway to return Lake Tahoe's clarity to 1960 levels

  3. Spontaneous and deterministic three-dimensional curling of pre-strained elastomeric bi-strips

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    ) begin to form. After release, the coiled bi-elas- tomer strip adopts the shape shown in (b). For clarity and shown at the same magnification, consisting of a tightly wound coil with the inner portion being red strip and then releasing the bi-strip formed. The hemi- helix shape consists of periodic and alternating

  4. Tending

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    Oxnard, John Thomas

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    landscape that evoked in the audience a sense of awe and confusion, followed by clarity, and tranquility. The exhibition is comprised of sod-grass, bamboo, plants in pots, bonsai trees, a repurposed compressor tank, a shoddily put together table and a stucco...

  5. Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference R. Pasupathy, S.-H. Kim, A. Tolk, R. Hill, and M. E. Kuhl, eds.

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    Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference R. Pasupathy, S.-H. Kim, A. Tolk, R. Hill the clarity and readability of their papers in the Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, this paper at the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) as well as publication in the Proceedings of the Winter Simulation

  6. Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference S. Jain, R. R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K. P. White, and M. Fu, eds.

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    Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference S. Jain, R. R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K. P the clarity and readability of their papers in the Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, this paper at the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) as well as publication in the Proceedings of the Winter Simulation

  7. Viscosity of black liquor project

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    Barrall, G.A.

    1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The discussion of magnetic resonance in this report is confined to nuclides with a spin quantum number of 1/2. Included is a basic discussion of magnetic resonance; magnetic resonance relaxation and viscosity; and rhometers and viscometers. Many other effects are ignored for the sake of clarity.

  8. CALL FOR PAPERS The 41st Annual Conference of the Association of

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    to the Arab Spring Arab Spring Impact on Economic, Social, and Political Relationships between Governments and Democratization in Indonesia and Malaysia The New China and the Muslim World: Piety, Politics, and Petroleum will be evaluated according to the following categories: originality of theme, clear methodology, clarity

  9. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 1996

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Welcome to the newly-revised Quarterly Report of Lessons Learned in the NEPA process. In response to reader suggestions, we have expanded the scope of the report to provide a wider variety of NEPArelated information, and enhanced the format for better clarity and overall readability.

  10. Investigation of Anion-pi Interactions in Inorganic, Organic and Biological Systems

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    Funck, Edward Sterling

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    omitted for the sake of clarity. Copper atoms (teal), carbon atoms (gray), nitrogen atoms (blue), phosphorus atoms (pink), fluorine atoms (yellow). ................................................................. 46 2.10 Mass spectrum showing [Cu... the olefin and the anion. ............................................................... 73 3.4 Sum of the energies predicted by NBO for the charge transfer interactions between the fluorine lone pairs and the antibonding orbitals of the olefins...

  11. Three innovative start-up companies, each aiming to make the world a better place by addressing the world's greatest global challenges, have been

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    cells that can convert solar radiation into electricity. Normally opaque due to the nature that are benefiting wider society and boosting the UK economy." "We were really impressed with the calibre of their materials, these transparent, high clarity solar modules, known as Building Integrated Photo

  12. Of Routes and Roots: Essays on Place and Community

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    Bernagozzi, Brigette Marie

    2009-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    of the Scott Monument, the stately ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, and the verdant slopes of that miniature mountain, Arthurs Seat. As the airplane lurches into the night sky with a jolt, the misty shroud of memory giving way to the precise clarity...

  13. 7932004 Estuarine Research Federation Estuaries Vol. 27, No. 5, p. 793806 October 2004

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    Newell, Roger

    to calculate how changes in the balance between sediment sources (wave-induced resuspension) and sinks (bivalve waves, thereby reducing sediment resuspension and im- proving light conditions. This stabilizing effect that has the potential to decrease water clarity is sediment resuspension. Seagrass meadows efficiently

  14. Melamine-formaldehyde aerogels

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    Pekala, Richard Walter (Pleasant Hill, CA)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Organic aerogels that are transparent and essentially colorless are prepa from the aqueous, sol-gel polymerization of melamine with formaldehyde. The melamine-formaldehyde (MF) aerogels have low densities, high surface areas, continuous porsity, ultrafine cell/pore sizes, and optical clarity.

  15. Melamine-formaldehyde aerogels

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    Pekala, R.W.

    1992-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Organic aerogels that are transparent and essentially colorless are prepared from the aqueous, sol-gel polymerization of melamine with formaldehyde. The melamine-formaldehyde (MF) aerogels have low densities, high surface areas, continuous porosity, ultrafine cell/pore sizes, and optical clarity. 3 figs.

  16. A review of "North-East England 1569-1625: Governance, Culture and Identity." by Diana Newton,

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    Bennett, Martyn

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    intermingled with the Scots was a problem to the Tudors and their national security. That the northern governors were a party to the cross- border cohabitation (and its illegal side) was a problem until 1603. For James, the lack of borderline clarity...

  17. NEWS & VIEWS X-RaY oPtiCS

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    Loss, Daniel

    NEWS & VIEWS X-RaY oPtiCS Clarity through a keyhole Janos Hajdu1,2 & Filipe R. n. C. maia2 are at 1 Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo, as it does in conventional crystallography, but only on the wavelength used, the extent of ionization damage

  18. Author's personal copy Inherent and apparent optical properties of the complex estuarine waters of

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    Author's personal copy Inherent and apparent optical properties of the complex estuarine waters management strategy used by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program since the 1990s led to improved water clarity 30 September 2012 Available online 22 October 2012 Keywords: inherent optical properties apparent

  19. Water Quality Improvements: How do we know if we're doing

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    Farritor, Shane

    buffer grassland 250 m buffer Targeted Wetland crop to switchgrassPresettlement Conservation Tillage We or irritation Value of avoided water treatment Value of commercial fishing Fish abundance and productivity, illness or irritation Value of avoided water treatment #12;Trout angling Nitrogen Water clarity/ Algal

  20. An insect assay for essential fatty acids

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    Kerur, Dundappa Ramachandrappa

    1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ~ " ' ?, ? '-' exyex wen4ji'. M@leahi@. th@4 tJie yieaenee:. . of douM. 'e:boccie st ths'6t'f en@ g(10' poa3;Mgna, couzL52Eg, -'gx QN. Mle le?Q~ Th's'b'loant9vkty'6eexeaaea. vhen the nueLbeg . of-. . double, honda '. gene'alon nay aoiuel3, @ 9nezsieas the eaaen~3. a... ~ ~ &&. 7 3; @. 8; '' &7 . " T9;& C 3. 2$ ~G . K . . x6. g 1. g. 5 g . G. x e::. e ', , g5 gx. '8, '; ', l. ( N ops imp@i ieveio ' coxx&dgetje amex'pence q? f~i j ' gcvnL~G@ I 'motIA ie 'abahvvet3@', . -Xejg. ex' QQgg6ecect 52$t. -'i~leic acid...

  1. Fast nondestructive temperature measurement of two-electron atoms in a magneto-optical trap

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    Cristiani, Matteo; Valenzuela, Tristan; Gothe, Hannes; Eschner, Juergen [ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Mediterranean Technology Park, E-08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona) (Spain)

    2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We extend the technique originally proposed by [Honda et al., Phys. Rev. A 59, R934 (1999)] to measure the temperature of ytterbium and alkaline-earth-metal atoms confined in a magneto-optical trap (MOT). The method is based on the analysis of excitation spectra obtained by probing the {sup 1}S{sub 0}{yields}{sup 3}P{sub 1} intercombination line. Thanks to a careful analysis and modeling of the effects caused by the MOT light on the probe transition we overcome the resolution and precision limits encountered in previous works. Ground-state light shift and Rabi broadening are measured and successfully compared with calculated values. This knowledge allows us to properly extract the Doppler contribution to the linewidth, thus obtaining a reliable measurement of the cloud temperature. We finally show how spectroscopy on free-falling atoms provides an alternative method to determine the sample temperature which resembles the standard time-of-flight technique.

  2. Calculation of atmospheric neutrino flux using the interaction model calibrated with atmospheric muon data

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    Honda, M.; Kajita, T.; Kasahara, K.; Midorikawa, S.; Sanuki, T

    2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the 'modified DPMJET-III' model explained in the previous paper [T. Sanuki et al., preceding Article, Phys. Rev. D 75, 043005 (2007).], we calculate the atmospheric neutrino flux. The calculation scheme is almost the same as HKKM04 [M. Honda, T. Kajita, K. Kasahara, and S. Midorikawa, Phys. Rev. D 70, 043008 (2004).], but the usage of the 'virtual detector' is improved to reduce the error due to it. Then we study the uncertainty of the calculated atmospheric neutrino flux summarizing the uncertainties of individual components of the simulation. The uncertainty of K-production in the interaction model is estimated using other interaction models: FLUKA'97 and FRITIOF 7.02, and modifying them so that they also reproduce the atmospheric muon flux data correctly. The uncertainties of the flux ratio and zenith angle dependence of the atmospheric neutrino flux are also studied.

  3. Development of Integrated Motor Assist Hybrid System: Development of the 'Insight', a Personal Hybrid Coupe

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    Kaoru Aoki; Shigetaka Kuroda; Shigemasa Kajiwara; Hiromitsu Sato; Yoshio Yamamoto

    2000-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the technical approach used to design and develop the powerplant for the Honda Insight, a new motor assist hybrid vehicle with an overall development objective of just half the fuel consumption of the current Civic over a wide range of driving conditions. Fuel consumption of 35km/L (Japanese 10-15 mode), and 3.4L/100km (98/69/EC) was realized. To achieve this, a new Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid power plant system was developed, incorporating many new technologies for packaging and integrating the motor assist system and for improving engine thermal efficiency. This was developed in combination with a new lightweight aluminum body with low aerodynamic resistance. Environmental performance goals also included the simultaneous achievement of low emissions (half the Japanese year 2000 standards, and half the EU2000 standards), high efficiency, and recyclability. Full consideration was also given to key consumer attributes, including crash safety performance, handling, and driving performance.

  4. Advanced Test Reactor Critical Facility safety analysis report five year currency review

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    Napper, P.R.; Carpenter, W.R.; Garner, R.W.

    1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By DOE-ID Order 5481.1A, a five year currency review is required of the Safety Analysis Reports of all ID or ID contractor operations having hazards of a type and magnitude not routinely encountered and/or accepted by the public. In keeping with this order, a currency review has been performed of the Advanced Test Reactor Critical Facility (ADTRC) Safety Analysis Report (SAR), Issue 003, 1990. The objectives of this currency review were to: evaluate the content, completeness, clarity of presentation and compliance with NRC Regulatory Guides and DOE Orders, etc., and evaluate the technical content of the SAR, particularly the Technical Specifications, and to evaluate the safety of continued operation of the ATRC. The reviewers concluded that although improvements may be needed in the overall content, clarity, and demonstration of compliance with current orders and regulations, the safety of the ATRC is in no way compromised and no unreviewed safety questions were identified. 6 figs., 3 tabs.

  5. AB Method of Irrigation without Water (Closed-loop water cycle)

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2007-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Author suggests and researches a new revolutionary idea for a closed-loop irrigation method. He offers to cover a given site by a thin closed film with controlled heat conductivity and clarity located at an altitude of 50 300 m. The film is supported at altitude by small additional atmospheric overpressure and connected to the ground by thin cables. Authors show that this closed dome allows full control of the weather in a given region (the day is always fine, the rain is only at night, no strong winds). The dome (having control of the clarity of film and heat conductivity) converts the cold regions to subtropics, hot deserts and desolate wildernesses to prosperous regions with a temperate climate. This is a realistic and cheap method of evaporation economical irrigation and virtual weather control on Earth at the current time.

  6. Trimeric perfluoro-ortho-phenylene mercury as a building block for supramolecular materials

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    Haneline, Mason Reames

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    2.1 Cofacial dimers observed in modification A. The fluorine atoms are omitted for clarity. Selected intramolecular bond distances [?] and angles [deg]. Hg(1)-C(1) 2.060(11), Hg(1)-C(8) 2.092(12), Hg(2)-C(14) 2.051(11), Hg(2)-C(7) 2.079(11), Hg...(3)-C(2) 2.046(12), Hg(3)-C(13) 2.067(13), C(1)-Hg(1)-C(8) 174.5(5), C(14)-Hg(2)-C(7) 174.2(5), C(2)-Hg(3)-C(13) 175.6(5)??????????????????????.. 15 2.2 Portion of a stack present in modification B. The fluorine atoms are omitted for clarity...

  7. Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections. 2014 Edition (Presentation)

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    Feldman, D.; Barbose, G.; Margolis, R.; James, T.; Weaver, S.; Darghouth, N.; Fu, R.; Davidson, C.; Booth, S.; Wiser, R.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation, based on research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, provides a high-level overview of historical, recent, and projected near-term PV pricing trends in the United States focusing on the installed price of PV systems. It also attempts to provide clarity surrounding the wide variety of potentially conflicting data available about PV system prices. This PowerPoint is the third edition from this series.

  8. Neo-Latin News

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    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is an investment worth making, and I recommend it strongly. (Craig Kallendorf, Texas A&M University) ? Ad Erasmi Roterodami expostulationem responsio accurata et paraenetica. By Alberto Pio da Carpi. Ed. and trans. by Fabio Forner. Biblioteca della Rivista di... between Alberto Pio da Carpi and Erasmus inherently holds, but because of the impressive erudition of Prof. Forner in the editing of the text, the clarity of his translation, and his exhaustive commentary and notes. Simply a first-rate work...

  9. Durable Corrosion and Ultraviolet-Resistant Silver Mirror

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    Jorgensen, G. J.; Gee, R.

    2006-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A corrosion and ultra violet-resistant silver mirror for use in solar reflectors; the silver layer having a film-forming protective polymer bonded thereto, and a protective shield overlay comprising a transparent multipolymer film that incorporates a UV absorber. The corrosion and ultraviolet resistant silver mirror retains spectral hemispherical reflectance and high optical clarity throughout the UV and visible spectrum when used in solar reflectors.

  10. Decomposition Based Solution Approaches for Multi-product Closed-Loop Supply Chain Network Design Models

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    Easwaran, Gopalakrishnan

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    .1. Solution Representation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 viii CHAPTER Page IV.2.2. Objective Function Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . 61 IV.2.3. Construction Heuristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 IV.2.4. Neighborhood Functions.... For the sake of clarity in model development and analysis, we refer to the parts as products in the remainder of this document. Also, a supply location that provides new products is referred to as a new product plant (NPP), a supply location where...

  11. Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Anion-pi Interactions Metallacyclic Architectures of First-Row Transition Metals and N-Heteroaromatic Ligands

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    Giles, Ian

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    to exhibit anion-? interactions in gas-phase geometry optimization computations by Dey? et al.22,23,26 ............................................................................................ 26? Figure 9. Local minimum energy geometries (MP2 geometry...), and fluorine (green). Hydrogen atoms and the rest of the structure are omitted for the sake of clarity. (b) Geometry optimized model complex [BF4]-???C2N4(CN)2, exhibiting the same alignment of [BF4]- with the tetrazine molecule. Atom colors: carbon (grey...

  12. Sustainable value analysis tool for value creation

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    Yang, Miying; Vladimirova, Doroteya; Rana, Padmakshi; Evans, Steve

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    opportunities in the company. For example, the waste of low-grade heat and water was identified to be a major value uncaptured in the MOL, and the value opportunity is that it can be used to produce electricity or drive the compressor, or vaporize the liquid O2... to environment and society. However, the concept of value missed needs further clarity value currently squandered, wasted or inadequately captured by a current business model. Besides, selling service is intangible, flexible and unpredictable, therefore...

  13. Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrographic CLIVAR Program Data

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    Effective management and archival of data is a fundamental requirement for successful scientific research endeavors, and future oceanographic research depends on the availability and clarity of existing data. Two data offices in the US deal with reference-quality global ocean CTD, water sample, and underway data, one (CDIAC) specializing in discrete CO2 and underway surface data, and the other (WHPO/CCHDO) specializing in CTD, hydrographic, and tracer data.

  14. Lamellar corneal transplantation: comparison of a simplified technique utilizing a contact lens splint supported by tissue adhesives with a standard suture graft procedure.

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    Playter, Robert Franklin

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    evaluation of the technical success of the grafts was based on the retention of the graft and the optical clarity of the graft. Of the 12 sutured grafts 10 were retained and 8 of these had no visible opacification. Of the 12 contact lens supported grafts... in the technique for fitting the contact lens and beveling the edge of the contact lens to reduce bulk would improve the results of the contact lens procedure. Further evaluation of the irritant qualities of the tissue adhesive is suggested. ACKNOWLEDGENENTS...

  15. The Water Purification System for the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment

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    J. Wilhelmi; R. Bopp; R. Brown; J. Cherwinka; J. Cummings; E. Dale; M. Diwan; J. Goett; R. W. Hackenburg; J. Kilduff; L. Littenberg; G. S. Li; X. N. Li; J. C. Liu; H. Q. Lu; J. Napolitano; C. Pearson; N. Raper; R. Rosero; P. Stoler; Q. Xiao; C. G. Yang; Y. Yang; M. Yeh

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the design, installation, and operation of a purification system that is able to provide large volumes of high purity ASTM (D1193-91) Type-I water to a high energy physics experiment. The water environment is underground in a lightly sealed system, and this provides significant challenges to maintaining high purity in the storage pools, each of which contains several thousand cubic meters. High purity is dictated by the need for large optical absorption length, which is critical for the operation of the experiment. The system is largely successful, and the water clarity criteria are met. We also include a discussion of lessons learned.

  16. Assessment and recommendations for fissile-material packaging exemptions and general licenses within 10 CFR Part 71

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    Parks, C.V.; Hopper, C.M.; Lichtenwalter, J.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides a technical and regulatory assessment of the fissile material general licenses and fissile material exemptions within Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 71. The assessment included literature studies and calculational analyses to evaluate the technical criteria; review of current industry practice and concerns; and a detailed evaluation of the regulatory text for clarity, consistency and relevance. Recommendations for potential consideration by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff are provided. The recommendations call for a simplification and consolidation of the general licenses and a change in the technical criteria for the first fissile material exemptions.

  17. A Review of "In the Anteroom of Divinity: the Reformation of the Angels from Colet to Milton" by Feisal Mohamed

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    Baker, Christopher

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , verse and prose? (62) deserves more clarity. Donne?s appropriation of Dionysian thought is held in tension with the other intellectual currents within his work, but the poet?s lengthiest commentary on angels in his All reviews 141 Saint?s Day... states and locales, Matar demonstrates that the text itself, the ?elite text? produced by the state representative or the ?expert,? is in fact an unstable historical document. This text can only be read in juxtaposition to that of the captive, often...

  18. Non-Brownian molecular self-diffusion in bulk water

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    Janez Stepinik; Ale Mohori?; Igor Sera

    2010-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper presents the velocity autocorrelation spectrum of bulk water measured by a new technique of NMR modulated gradient spin echo method. This technique is unprecedented for the spectrum measurement in the frequency interval between a few Hz to about 100 kHz with respect to directness and clarity of results and shows that a simple model of Brownian self-diffusion is not applicable to describe the diffusion dynamics of water molecules. The observed temperature dependant spectra of water show the existence of a slow chain-like dynamics in water, which we explain by coupling of diffusing molecule to broken bonds in the hydrogen bond network.

  19. Chemical Weed and Brush Control: Suggestions for Rangeland

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    McGinty, Allan; Ansley, Jim; Cadenhead, J. F.; Hamilton, Wayne T.; Hanselka, C. Wayne; Hart, Charles R.; Ueckert, Darrell

    2005-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    quick way to identify plants. Accurate plant identification is critical for selecting proper control technologies. TDD uses digital images and the internet to provide this service. Contact your County Extension Agent to learn more about this program... dicamba 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid Banvel, clarity 4 lbs ./gal . dicamba:2,4-d(1:3) see dicamba and 2,4-d weedmaster, Banvel + d, rangestar 4 lbs ./gal . diesel fuel oil or kerosene refined petroleum fractions several manufacturers glyphosate n...

  20. Development of Advanced Small Hydrogen Engines

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    Krishna Sapru; Zhaosheng Tan; Ben Chao

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The main objective of the project is to develop advanced, low cost conversions of small (< 25 hp) gasoline internal combustion engines (ICEs) to run on hydrogen fuel while maintaining the same performance and durability. This final technical report summarizes the results of i) the details of the conversion of several small gasoline ICEs to run on hydrogen, ii) the durability test of a converted hydrogen engine and iii) the demonstration of a prototype bundled canister solid hydrogen storage system. Peak power of the hydrogen engine achieves 60% of the power output of the gasoline counterpart. The efforts to boost the engine power with various options including installing the over-sized turbocharger, retrofit of custom-made pistons with high compression ratio, an advanced ignition system, and various types of fuel injection systems are not realized. A converted Honda GC160 engine with ACS system to run with hydrogen fuel is successful. Total accumulative runtime is 785 hours. A prototype bundled canister solid hydrogen storage system having nominal capacity of 1.2 kg is designed, constructed and demonstrated. It is capable of supporting a wide range of output load of a hydrogen generator.

  1. Diversity of abundance patterns of neutron-capture elements in very metal-poor stars

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    Aoki, Misa; Ishimaru, Yuhri [International Christian University 10-2, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan); Aoki, Wako; Wanajo, Shinya [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) 2-21-1, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

    2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations of Very Metal-Poor stars indicate that there are at least two sites to r-process; weak r-process and main r-process. A question is whether these two are well separated or there exists a variation in the r-process. We present the results of abundance analysis of neutron-capture elements in the two Very Metal-Poor stars HD107752 and HD110184 in the Milky Way halo observed with the Subaru Telescope HDS. The abundance patterns show overabundace at light n-capture elements (e.g. Sr, Y), inferring the element yielding of weak r-process, while heavy neutron-capture elements (e.g. Ba, Eu) are deficient; however, the overabundance of light ones is not as significant as that previously found in stars representing the weak r-process (e.g. HD122563; Honda et al. 2006). Our study show diversity in the abundance patterns from light to heavy neutron-capture elements in VMP stars, suggesting a variation in r-process, which may depend on electron fraction of environment.

  2. Oil and gas developments in South America, Central America, Caribbean area, and Mexico in 1987

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    Wiman, W.D.

    1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Exploration activity in South America, Central America, the Caribbean area, and Mexico in 1987 showed significant increases in seismic acquisition in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, and a decrease in Chile and Venezuela. Exploratory drilling increased in most major producing countries but was accompanied by a decline in development drilling. Most of the increase could be attributed to private companies fulfilling obligations under risk contracts; however, state oil companies in Bolivia, Chile, and Colombia showed significant increased activity, with only Mexico showing a decrease. Colombia again had a dramatic increase in production (29% from 1986). Noteworthy discoveries were made in Bolivia (Villamontes-1); Brazil, in the Solimoes basin (1-RUC-1-AM); Chile (Rio Honda-1); Colombia, in the Llanos basin (Austral-1, La Reforma-1, Libertad Norte-1, Cravo Este-1, and Cano Yarumal-1), in the Upper Magdalena basin (Toldado-1 and Los Mangos-1); Ecuador (Frontera-1, a joint-exploration venture with Colombia); Mexico, in the Chiapas-Tabasco region (Guacho-1 and Iridi-1), in the Frontera Norte area (Huatempo-1); Peru, in the Madre de Dios basin (Armihuari-4X); Trinidad (West East Queen's Beach-1); and Venezuela (Musipan-1X). Brazil's upper Amazon (Solimoes basin) discovery, Colombia's Upper Magdalena basin discoveries Toldado-1 and Los Mangos-1, Mexico's Chiapas-Tabasco discoveries, Peru's confirmation of the giant Cashiriari discovery of 1986, and Venezuela's success in Monagas state were the highlights of 1987. 5 figs., 8 tabs.

  3. Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fleet and Baseline Performance Testing

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    J. Francfort; D. Karner

    2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) conducts baseline performance and fleet testing of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). To date, the AVTA has completed baseline performance testing on seven HEV models and accumulated 1.4 million fleet testing miles on 26 HEVs. The HEV models tested or in testing include: Toyota Gen I and Gen II Prius, and Highlander; Honda Insight, Civic and Accord; Chevrolet Silverado; Ford Escape; and Lexus RX 400h. The baseline performance testing includes dynamometer and closed track testing to document the HEVs fuel economy (SAE J1634) and performance in a controlled environment. During fleet testing, two of each HEV model are driven to 160,000 miles per vehicle within 36 months, during which maintenance and repair events, and fuel use is recorded and used to compile life-cycle costs. At the conclusion of the 160,000 miles of fleet testing, the SAE J1634 tests are rerun and each HEV battery pack is tested. These AVTA testing activities are conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory, Electric Transportation Applications, and Exponent Failure Analysis Associates. This paper discusses the testing methods and results.

  4. An Overview of Geologic Carbon Sequestration Potential in California

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    Cameron Downey; John Clinkenbeard

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB), the California Geological Survey (CGS) conducted an assessment of geologic carbon sequestration potential in California. An inventory of sedimentary basins was screened for preliminary suitability for carbon sequestration. Criteria included porous and permeable strata, seals, and depth sufficient for critical state carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) injection. Of 104 basins inventoried, 27 met the criteria for further assessment. Petrophysical and fluid data from oil and gas reservoirs was used to characterize both saline aquifers and hydrocarbon reservoirs. Where available, well log or geophysical information was used to prepare basin-wide maps showing depth-to-basement and gross sand distribution. California's Cenozoic marine basins were determined to possess the most potential for geologic sequestration. These basins contain thick sedimentary sections, multiple saline aquifers and oil and gas reservoirs, widespread shale seals, and significant petrophysical data from oil and gas operations. Potential sequestration areas include the San Joaquin, Sacramento, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Eel River basins, followed by the smaller Salinas, La Honda, Cuyama, Livermore, Orinda, and Sonoma marine basins. California's terrestrial basins are generally too shallow for carbon sequestration. However, the Salton Trough and several smaller basins may offer opportunities for localized carbon sequestration.

  5. Objective analysis of toolmarks in forensics

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    Grieve, Taylor N. [Ames Laboratory

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the 1993 court case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. the subjective nature of toolmark comparison has been questioned by attorneys and law enforcement agencies alike. This has led to an increased drive to establish objective comparison techniques with known error rates, much like those that DNA analysis is able to provide. This push has created research in which the 3-D surface profile of two different marks are characterized and the marks cross-sections are run through a comparative statistical algorithm to acquire a value that is intended to indicate the likelihood of a match between the marks. The aforementioned algorithm has been developed and extensively tested through comparison of evenly striated marks made by screwdrivers. However, this algorithm has yet to be applied to quasi-striated marks such as those made by the shear edge of slip-joint pliers. The results of this algorithms application to the surface of copper wire will be presented. Objective mark comparison also extends to comparison of toolmarks made by firearms. In an effort to create objective comparisons, microstamping of firing pins and breech faces has been introduced. This process involves placing unique alphanumeric identifiers surrounded by a radial code on the surface of firing pins, which transfer to the cartridges primer upon firing. Three different guns equipped with microstamped firing pins were used to fire 3000 cartridges. These cartridges are evaluated based on the clarity of their alphanumeric transfers and the clarity of the radial code surrounding the alphanumerics.

  6. Control of Regional and Global Weather

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Author suggests and researches a new revolutionary idea for regional and global weather control. He offers to cover cities, bad regions of country, full country or a continent by a thin closed film with control clarity located at a top limit of the Earth troposphere (4 - 6 km). The film is supported at altitude by small additional atmospheric pressure and connected to ground by thin cables. It is known, the troposphere defines the Earth weather. Authors show this closed dome allows to do a full control of the weather in a given region (the day is always fine, the rain is only in night, no strong wind). The average Earth (white cloudy) reflectance equal 0.3 - 0.5. That means the Earth losses about 0.3 - 0.5 of a solar energy. The dome controls the clarity of film and converts the cold regions to subtropics and creates the hot deserts, desolate wildernesses to the prosperous regions with temperate climate. That is a realistic and the cheapest method of the weather control in the Earth at the current time. Key words: Global weather control, gigantic film dome, converting a cold region to subtropics, converting desolate wilderness to a prosperous region.

  7. EFFECT OF PHOTODESORPTION ON THE SNOW LINES AT THE SURFACE OF OPTICALLY THICK CIRCUMSTELLAR DISKS AROUND HERBIG Ae/Be STARS

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    Oka, Akinori; Nakamoto, Taishi [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Inoue, Akio K. [College of General Education, Osaka Sangyo University, 3-1-1, Nakagaito, Daito, Osaka 574-8530 (Japan); Honda, Mitsuhiko, E-mail: akinoue@las.osaka-sandai.ac.jp [Department of Information Science, Kanagawa University, 2946, Tsuchiya, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1293 (Japan)

    2012-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the effect of photodesorption on the snow line position at the surface of a protoplanetary disk around a Herbig Ae/Be star, motivated by the detection of water ice particles at the surface of the disk around HD142527 by Honda et al. For this aim, we obtain the density and temperature structure in the disk with a 1+1D radiative transfer and determine the distribution of water ice particles in the disk by the balance between condensation, sublimation, and photodesorption. We find that photodesorption induced by far-ultraviolet radiation from the central star depresses the ice-condensation front toward the mid-plane and pushes the surface snow line significantly outward when the stellar effective temperature exceeds a certain critical value. This critical effective temperature depends on the stellar luminosity and mass, the water abundance in the disk, and the yield of photodesorption. We present an approximate analytic formula for the critical temperature. We separate Herbig Ae/Be stars into two groups on the HR diagram according to the critical temperature: one is the disks where photodesorption is effective and from which we may not find ice particles at the surface, and the other is the disks where photodesorption is not effective. We estimate the snow line position at the surface of the disk around HD142527 to be 100-300 AU, which is consistent with the water ice detection at >140 AU in the disk. All the results depend on the dust grain size in a complex way, and this point requires more work in the future.

  8. The importance of vehicle costs, fuel prices, and fuel efficiency to HEV market success.

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    Santini, D. J.; Patterson, P. D.; Vyas, A. D.

    1999-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Toyota's introduction of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) named ''Prius'' in Japan and Honda's proposed introduction of an HEV in the United States have generated considerable interest in the long-term viability of such fuel-efficient vehicles. A performance and cost projection model developed entirely at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is used here to estimate costs. ANL staff developed fuel economy estimates by extending conventional vehicle (CV) modeling done primarily under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Together, these estimates are employed to analyze dollar costs vs. benefits of two of many possible HEV technologies. We project incremental costs and fuel savings for a Prius-type low-performance hybrid (14.3 seconds zero to 60 mph acceleration, 260 time) and a higher-performance ''mild'' hybrid vehicle, or MHV (11 seconds 260 time). Each HEV is compared to a U.S. Toyota Corolla with automatic transmission (11 seconds 260 time). The base incremental retail price range, projected a decade hence, is $3,200-$3,750, before considering battery replacement cost. Historical data are analyzed to evaluate the effect of fuel price on consumer preferences for vehicle fuel economy, performance, and size. The relationship between fuel price, the level of change in fuel price, and consumer attitude toward higher fuel efficiency is also evaluated. A recent survey on the value of higher fuel efficiency is presented and U.S. commercial viability of the hybrids is evaluated using discount rates of 2090 and 870. Our analysis, with our current HEV cost estimates and current fuel savings estimates, implies that the U.S. market for such HEVS would be quite limited.

  9. Detecting a Nuclear Fission Reactor at the Center of the Earth

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    R. S. Raghavan

    2002-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A natural nuclear fission reactor with a power output of 3- 10 terawatt at the center of the earth has been proposed as the energy source of the earth's magnetic field. The proposal can be directly tested by a massive liquid scintillation detector that can detect the signature spectrum of antineutrinos from the geo-reactor as well as the direction of the antineutrino source. Such detectors are now in operation or under construction in Japan/Europe. However, the clarity of both types of measurements may be limited by background from antineutrinos from surface power reactors. Future U. S. detectors, relatively more remote from power reactors, may be more suitable for achieving unambiguous spectral and directional evidence for a 3TW geo-reactor.

  10. What actually is meant by "proliferation resistance" in discussions of advanced nuclear fuel cycles?

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    Avens, L. R. (Larry R.); Stanbro, W. D. (William D.); Eller, P. G. (Phillip Gary)

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The term 'proliferation resistance' is used to denote many different things in the context of nuclear fuel cycles. This range of meanings commonly leads to miscommunication between and within the nuclear fuel cycle and safeguards communities. With the hope of adding clarity to the dialogues, this paper describes some of the definitions that have been and are used (explicitly and implicitly) for 'proliferation resistance.' The focus is restricted to fuel cycles involving separations with particular emphasis on the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative, and some common fuel cycle paradigms are used to illustrate why imprecise definitions needlessly confuse communication. The evaluation also is limited to international safeguards, where the threat is posed by the State owning the facilities rather than a sub-national group. The authors conclude by urging users of the term 'proliferation resistance' to be explicit in defining the threat scenario(s) to which the term is being applied.

  11. Discovery of pulsational line profile variations in the delta Scuti star HD21190 and in the Ap Sr star HD218994

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    J. F. Gonzalez; S. Hubrig; D. W. Kurtz; V. Elkin; I. Savanov

    2007-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Asteroseismology has the potential to provide new insights into the physics of stellar interiors. We have obtained UVES high time resolution observations of the delta Scuti star HD21190 and of the Ap Sr star HD218994 to search for pulsational line profile variations. We report the discovery of a new roAp star, HD218994, with a pulsation period of 14.2 min. This is one of the most evolved roAp stars. No rapid pulsations have been found in the spectra of the cool Ap star - delta Scuti star HD21190. However, we detect with unprecedented clarity for a delta Sct star moving peaks in the cores of spectral lines that indicate the presence of high degree non-radial pulsations in this star.

  12. A versatile clearing agent for multi-modal brain imaging

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    Costantini, Irene; Di Giovanna, Antonino Paolo; Mascaro, Anna Letizia Allegra; Silvestri, Ludovico; Mllenbroich, Marie Caroline; Onofri, Leonardo; Conti, Valerio; Vanzi, Francesco; Sacconi, Leonardo; Guerrini, Renzo; Markram, Henry; Iannello, Giulio; Pavone, Francesco Saverio

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Extensive mapping of neuronal connections in the central nervous system requires high-throughput um-scale imaging of large volumes. In recent years, different approaches have been developed to overcome the limitations due to tissue light scattering. These methods are generally developed to improve the performance of a specific imaging modality, thus limiting comprehensive neuroanatomical exploration by multimodal optical techniques. Here, we introduce a versatile brain clearing agent (2,2'-thiodiethanol; TDE) suitable for various applications and imaging techniques. TDE is cost-efficient, water-soluble and low-viscous and, more importantly, it preserves fluorescence, is compatible with immunostaining and does not cause deformations at sub-cellular level. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this method in different applications: in fixed samples by imaging a whole mouse hippocampus with serial two-photon tomography; in combination with CLARITY by reconstructing an entire mouse brain with light sheet microscopy...

  13. Magnetic Activity in Stars, Discs and Quasars

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    Donald Lynden-Bell

    2000-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Although magnetic fields in interstellar matter were postulated almost fifty years ago, magnetohydrodynamic theory was then much hampered by our inability to see what the magnetic field configurations were like and, after a decade of innovative development, cynics, not without some justification, began to claim that anything can happen when magnetism and an imaginative theorist get together. Thus cosmic lightning in particular received a bad press. More recently great advances in observational techniques that we shall hear of from Title, Beck, Moran and Mirabel have enabled us to see not only the sun's magnetic field with unprecedented clarity but the fields in galaxies, quasars and microquasars are now measured and not merely figments of fertile imaginations.

  14. Verification of the vibronic origin of long-lived coherence in an artificial molecular light harvester

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    Lim, James; Caycedo-Soler, Felipe; Lincoln, Craig N; Prior, Javier; von Berlepsch, Hans; Huelga, Susana F; Plenio, Martin B; Zigmantas, Donatas; Hauer, Jrgen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Is quantum coherence responsible for the surprisingly high efficiency of natural light harvesters? If so, how do such systems avoid the loss of coherence due to interaction with their warm, wet and noisy environments? The answer to these important questions rests in the beneficial interplay between electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom. Here we report experimental and theoretical verification of coherent exciton-vibrational (vibronic) coupling as the origin of long-lasting coherence in an artificial light harvester, a molecular J-aggregate. In this macroscopically aligned tubular system, polarization controlled 2D spectroscopy delivers an uncongested and specific optical response. This clarity of signal provided the opportunity to unambiguously assign the origin of the observed long-lived coherences to vibronic coupling and rule out other explanations based upon correlated fluctuations. The discussed vibronic coupling is functionally relevant, as it describes interaction between vibrations and electro...

  15. Nuclear material operations manual

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    Tyler, R.P.

    1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This manual provides a concise and comprehensive documentation of the operating procedures currently practiced at Sandia National Laboratories with regard to the management, control, and accountability of nuclear materials. The manual is divided into chapters which are devoted to the separate functions performed in nuclear material operations-management, control, accountability, and safeguards, and the final two chapters comprise a document which is also issued separately to provide a summary of the information and operating procedures relevant to custodians and users of radioactive and nuclear materials. The manual also contains samples of the forms utilized in carrying out nuclear material activities. To enhance the clarity of presentation, operating procedures are presented in the form of playscripts in which the responsible organizations and necessary actions are clearly delineated in a chronological fashion from the initiation of a transaction to its completion.

  16. Semi-transparent solar energy thermal storage device

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    McClelland, John F. (Ames, IA)

    1985-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A visually transmitting solar energy absorbing thermal storage module includes a thermal storage liquid containment chamber defined by an interior solar absorber panel, an exterior transparent panel having a heat mirror surface substantially covering the exterior surface thereof and associated top, bottom and side walls, Evaporation of the thermal storage liquid is controlled by a low vapor pressure liquid layer that floats on and seals the top surface of the liquid. Porous filter plugs are placed in filler holes of the module. An algicide and a chelating compound are added to the liquid to control biological and chemical activity while retaining visual clarity. A plurality of modules may be supported in stacked relation by a support frame to form a thermal storage wall structure.

  17. Semi-transparent solar energy thermal storage device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McClelland, John F. (Ames, IA)

    1986-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A visually transmitting solar energy absorbing thermal storage module includes a thermal storage liquid containment chamber defined by an interior solar absorber panel, an exterior transparent panel having a heat mirror surface substantially covering the exterior surface thereof and associated top, bottom and side walls. Evaporation of the thermal storage liquid is controlled by a low vapor pressure liquid layer that floats on and seals the top surface of the liquid. Porous filter plugs are placed in filler holes of the module. An algicide and a chelating compound are added to the liquid to control biological and chemical activity while retaining visual clarity. A plurality of modules may be supported in stacked relation by a support frame to form a thermal storage wall structure.

  18. Scenario development for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Building confidence in the assessment

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    Galson, D.A. [Galson Sciences Limited, (United Kingdom); Swift, P.N. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Scenario developments is part of the iterative performance assessment (PA) process for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Scenario development for the WIPP has been the subject of intense external review, and is certain to be the subject of continued scrutiny as the project proceeds toward regulatory compliance. The principal means of increasing confidence is this aspect of the PA will be through the use of a systematic and thorough procedure toward developing the scenarios and conceptual models on which the assessment is to be based. Early and ongoing interaction with project reviewers can assist with confidence building. Quality of argument and clarity of presentation in PA will be of key concern. Appropriate tools are required for documenting and tracking assumptions, through a single assessment phase, and between iterative assessment phases. Risks associated with future human actions are of particular concern to the WIPP project, and international consensus on the principles for incorporation of future human actions in assessments would be valuable.

  19. An in situ measurement of the radio-frequency attenuation in ice at Summit Station, Greenland

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    J. Avva; J. M. Kovac; C. Miki; D. Saltzberg; A. G. Vieregg

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We report an in situ measurement of the electric field attenuation length at radio frequencies for the bulk ice at Summit Station, Greenland, made by broadcasting radio-frequency signals vertically through the ice and measuring the relative power in the return ground bounce signal. We find the depth-averaged field attenuation length to be 947 +92/-85 meters at 75 MHz. While this measurement has clear radioglaciological applications, the radio clarity of the ice also has implications for the detection of ultra-high energy (UHE) astrophysical particles via their radio emission in dielectric media such as ice. The measured attenuation length at Summit Station is comparable to previously measured radio-frequency attenuation lengths at candidate particle detector sites around the world, and strengthens the case for Summit Station as the most promising northern site for UHE neutrino detection.

  20. Development of a fourth generation predictive capability maturity model.

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    Hills, Richard Guy; Witkowski, Walter R.; Urbina, Angel; Rider, William J.; Trucano, Timothy Guy

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Predictive Capability Maturity Model (PCMM) is an expert elicitation tool designed to characterize and communicate completeness of the approaches used for computational model definition, verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification associated for an intended application. The primary application of this tool at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has been for physics-based computational simulations in support of nuclear weapons applications. The two main goals of a PCMM evaluation are 1) the communication of computational simulation capability, accurately and transparently, and 2) the development of input for effective planning. As a result of the increasing importance of computational simulation to SNL's mission, the PCMM has evolved through multiple generations with the goal to provide more clarity, rigor, and completeness in its application. This report describes the approach used to develop the fourth generation of the PCMM.

  1. Science and Technology Review July/August 2009

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    Bearinger, J P

    2009-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This month's issue has the following articles: (1) Game-Changing Science in the National Interest - Commentary by Tomas Diaz de la Rubia; (2) Preventing Close Encounters of the Orbiting Kind - The Testbed Environment for Space Situational Awareness is improving capabilities for monitoring and detecting threats to space operations; (3) A CAT Scanner for Nuclear Weapon Components - A new x-ray system images nuclear weapon components in three dimensions, promising unprecedented resolution and clarity; (4) Mass-Producing Positrons - Scientists reveal a new method for yielding a greater density of positrons at a much faster rate inside a laboratory setting; and (5) The Next Generation of Medical Diagnostic Devices - Portable medical diagnostic devices using ultrawideband technology help first responders evaluate injuries in emergency situations and could improve overall health care.

  2. Quantum Physics and Human Language

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    James B. Hartle

    2006-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Human languages employ constructions that tacitly assume specific properties of the limited range of phenomena they evolved to describe. These assumed properties are true features of that limited context, but may not be general or precise properties of all the physical situations allowed by fundamental physics. In brief, human languages contain `excess baggage' that must be qualified, discarded, or otherwise reformed to give a clear account in the context of fundamental physics of even the everyday phenomena that the languages evolved to describe. The surest route to clarity is to express the constructions of human languages in the language of fundamental physical theory, not the other way around. These ideas are illustrated by an analysis of the verb `to happen' and the word `reality' in special relativity and the modern quantum mechanics of closed systems.

  3. Method for producing metal oxide aerogels

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    Tillotson, Thomas M. (Tracy, CA); Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA); Hrubesh, Lawrence W. (Pleasanton, CA); Thomas, Ian M. (Livermore, CA)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A two-step hydrolysis-condensation method was developed to form metal oxide aerogels of any density, including densities of less than 0.003g/cm.sup.3 and greater than 0.27g/cm.sup.3. High purity metal alkoxide is reacted with water, alcohol solvent, and an additive to form a partially condensed metal intermediate. All solvent and reaction-generated alcohol is removed, and the intermediate is diluted with a nonalcoholic solvent. The intermediate can be stored for future use to make aerogels of any density. The aerogels are formed by reacting the intermediate with water, nonalcoholic solvent, and a catalyst, and extracting the nonalcoholic solvent directly. The resulting monolithic aerogels are hydrophobic and stable under atmospheric conditions, and exhibit good optical transparency, high clarity, and homogeneity. The aerogels have high thermal insulation capacity, high porosity, mechanical strength and stability, and require shorter gelation times than aerogels formed by conventional methods.

  4. Method for producing metal oxide aerogels

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    Tillotson, T.M.; Poco, J.F.; Hrubesh, L.W.; Thomas, I.M.

    1995-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A two-step hydrolysis-condensation method was developed to form metal oxide aerogels of any density, including densities of less than 0.003g/cm{sup 3} and greater than 0.27g/cm{sup 3}. High purity metal alkoxide is reacted with water, alcohol solvent, and an additive to form a partially condensed metal intermediate. All solvent and reaction-generated alcohol is removed, and the intermediate is diluted with a nonalcoholic solvent. The intermediate can be stored for future use to make aerogels of any density. The aerogels are formed by reacting the intermediate with water, nonalcoholic solvent, and a catalyst, and extracting the nonalcoholic solvent directly. The resulting monolithic aerogels are hydrophobic and stable under atmospheric conditions, and exhibit good optical transparency, high clarity, and homogeneity. The aerogels have high thermal insulation capacity, high porosity, mechanical strength and stability, and require shorter gelation times than aerogels formed by conventional methods. 8 figs.

  5. An Inconvenient Truth. The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

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    Gore, Al

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This book is published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that the author created and delivers to groups around the world. With this book, Gore, brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness, and with humor, too, that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked.

  6. The Food Crises: A quantitative model of food prices including speculators and ethanol conversion

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    Lagi, Marco; Bertrand, Karla Z; Bar-Yam, Yaneer

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent increases in basic food prices are severely impacting vulnerable populations worldwide. Proposed causes such as shortages of grain due to adverse weather, increasing meat consumption in China and India, conversion of corn to ethanol in the US, and investor speculation on commodity markets lead to widely differing implications for policy. A lack of clarity about which factors are responsible reinforces policy inaction. Here, for the first time, we construct a dynamic model that quantitatively agrees with food prices. The results show that the dominant causes of price increases are investor speculation and ethanol conversion. Models that just treat supply and demand are not consistent with the actual price dynamics. The two sharp peaks in 2007/2008 and 2010/2011 are specifically due to investor speculation, while an underlying upward trend is due to increasing demand from ethanol conversion. The model includes investor trend following as well as shifting between commodities, equities and bonds to take ad...

  7. Research, Development and Demonstration of Micro-CHP System for Residential Applications

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    Karl Mayer

    2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ECR International and its joint venture company, Climate Energy, are at the forefront of the effort to deliver residential-scale combined heat and power (Micro-CHP) products to the USA market. Part of this substantial program is focused on the development of a new class of steam expanders that offers the potential for significantly lower costs for small-scale power generation technology. The heart of this technology is the scroll expander, a machine that has revolutionized the HVAC refrigerant compressor industry in the last 15 years. The liquid injected cogeneration (LIC) technology is at the core of the efforts described in this report, and remains an excellent option for low cost Micro-CHP systems. ECR has demonstrated in several prototype appliances that the concept for LIC can be made into a practical product. The continuing challenge is to identify economical scroll machine designs that will meet the performance and endurance requirements needed for a long life appliance application. This report describes the numerous advances made in this endeavor by ECR International. Several important advances are described in this report. Section 4 describes a marketing and economics study that integrates the technical performance of the LIC system with real-world climatic data and economic analysis to assess the practical impact that different factors have on the economic application of Micro-CHP in residential applications. Advances in the development of a working scroll steam expander are discussed in Section 5. A rigorous analytical assessment of the performance of scroll expanders, including the difficult to characterize impact of pocket to pocket flank leakage, is presented in Section 5.1. This is followed with an FEA study of the thermal and pressure induced deflections that would result from the normal operation of an advanced scroll expander. Section 6 describes the different scroll expanders and test fixtures developed during this effort. Another key technical challenge to the development of a long life LIC system is the development of a reliable and efficient steam generator. The steam generator and support equipment development is described in Section 7. Just one year ago, ECR International announced through its joint venture company, Climate Energy, that it was introducing to the USA market a new class of Micro-CHP product using the state-of-the-art Honda MCHP gas fired internal combustion (IC) engine platform. We now have installed Climate Energy Micro-CHP systems in 20 pilot demonstration sites for the 2005/2006 heating season. This breakthrough success with IC engine based systems paves the way for future advanced steam cycle Micro-CHP systems to be introduced.

  8. Solar Water Splitting: Photocatalyst Materials Discovery and Systems Development

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    McNulty, Thomas F.

    2008-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrogen promises to be an attractive transportation fuel in the post-fossil fuel era. Relatively abundant and clean burning (water being the principal byproduct), hydrogen offers the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are significant technical barriers that require solutions before hydrogen can be implemented in large scale. These are: Sources (e.g. hydrocarbon, water) Transportation Storage Each of the aforementioned barriers carries with it important considerations. First, would a hydrocarbon-based hydrogen source be of any benefit compared to conventional fossil fuels? Second, will a system based on centralized generation and distribution be viable? Finally, methods of on-board storage, whether they are liquefaction, adsorption, or intercalation, are far from optimized. The scope of this program is limited to hydrogen generation, specifically generation using solarinitiated water electrolysis. Though concept of making hydrogen using water and sunlight may sound somewhat far-fetched, in reality the concept is very real. Since the discovery of solar-generated hydrogen, termed photoelectrochemical hydrogen, nearly 30 years ago by Fujishima and Honda, significant advances in both fundamental understanding and technological capability have been made. Using solar radiation to generate hydrogen in a fashion akin to using solar to generate electricity offers many advantages. First, hydrogen can be generated at the point of use, reducing the importance of transportation. Second, using water as the hydrogen source eliminates greenhouse gas evolution and the consequences that come with it. Finally, because the process uses very little electricity (pumps and compressors predominantly), the quantity of chemical fuel produced far exceeds the amount of electricity consumed. Consequently, there is some level of truth to the notion that photoelectrochemically-derived hydrogen offers the potential to nearly eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation landscape. This report focuses primarily on the technical issues inherent to developing an economically viable photoelectrochemical hydrogen system. This involves research intended to address technology gaps as well as research to address commercial feasibility. Though a firm cost target is not identified explicitly, much of the economics are presented in terms of dollars per gallon of gasoline equivalent ($/gge). Obviously this is a moving target, but it is important to understand cost in terms of current gasoline pricing, since the intended target is gasoline replacement. However, this does put the cost contribution into a perspective that at least allows for a reasonable assessment of technological viability. It also allows for the identification of need areas beyond the obvious technology gaps.

  9. Radial-Gap Permanent Magnet Motor and Drive Research FY 2004

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    McKeever, J.W.

    2005-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this task was to study permanent magnet (PM) radial-gap traction drive systems that could meet the U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR Program's 2010 goals to expose weaknesses or identify strengths. Initially, the approach was to compare attributes such as physical deformations during operation, performance (torque, power, efficiency versus speed), material requirements (strength), material costs, manufacturability, weight, power density, specific power, reliability, and drivability for specific motors. Three motors selected were the commercially available 60-kW radial-gap surface-mounted PM motor manufactured by UQM Technologies, Inc.; a hypothetical PM motor with rotor-supported magnets similar to the Honda MCF-21; and Delphi's automotive electric machine drive motor, whose rotor is a ferromagnetic cylinder, held at one end by a shaft that supports the magnets on its inner surface. Potential problems have appeared related to PM motors, such as (1) high no-load spin losses and high operational power losses, probably from eddy current losses in the rotor; (2) the undemonstrated dual mode inverter control (DMIC) for driving a brushless dc motor (BDCM) (UQM and Delphi motors); (3) uncertainty about the potential for reducing current with DMIC; and (4) uncertainty about the relation between material requirements and maximum rotor speed. Therefore, the approach was changed to study in detail three of the comparison attributes: drivability, performance, and material requirements. Drivability and related problems were examined by demonstrating that DMIC may be used to drive an 18-pole 30-kW PM motor to 6000 rpm, where the maximum electrical frequency is 900 Hz. An available axial-gap test motor with 18 poles was used because its control is identical to that of a radial gap PM motor. Performance was analytically examined, which led to a derivation showing that DMIC controls a PM motor so that the motor uses minimum current to produce any power regardless of speed for relative speeds, n = {omega}/{omega}{sub base} {ge} 2. Performance was also examined with efficiency measurements during the 30-kW PM motor test. Material requirements were examined with finite-element analyses (FEA) to determine the speed and location where yield starts and the corresponding deformations and stresses.

  10. Low-Level Waste Regulation: Putting Principles Into Practice - 13297 - The Richard S. Hodes, M.D., Honor Lecture Award

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    Kennedy, James E. [Low-Level Waste Branch Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-0001 (United States)] [Low-Level Waste Branch Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-0001 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In carrying out its mission to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while protecting people and the environment, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) adheres to its Principles of Good Regulation. The Principles-Independence, Openness, Efficiency, Clarity, and Reliability-apply to the agency as a whole in its decision-making and to the individual conduct of NRC employees. This paper describes the application of the Principles in a real-life staff activity, a guidance document used in the NRC's low-level radioactive waste (LLW) program, the Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation Branch Technical Position (CA BTP). The staff's process to revise the document, as well as the final content of the document, were influenced by following the Principles. For example, consistent with the Openness Principle, the staff conducted a number of outreach activities and received many comments on three drafts of the document. Stakeholder comments affected the final staff positions in some cases. The revised CA BTP, once implemented, is expected to improve management and disposal of LLW in the United States. Its positions have an improved nexus to health and safety; are more performance-based than previously, thus providing licensees with options for how they achieve the required outcome of protecting an inadvertent human intruder into a disposal facility; and provide for disposal of more sealed radioactive sources, which are a potential threat to national security. (author)

  11. Reactor Physics Measurements and Benchmark Specifications for Oak Ridge Highly Enriched Uranium Sphere (ORSphere)

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    2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In the early 1970s Dr. John T. Mihalczo (team leader), J.J. Lynn, and J.R. Taylor performed experiments at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility (ORCEF) with highly enriched uranium (HEU) metal (called Oak Ridge Alloy or ORALLOY) in an effort to recreate GODIVA I results with greater accuracy than those performed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the 1950s. The purpose of the Oak Ridge ORALLOY Sphere (ORSphere) experiments was to estimate the unreflected and unmoderated critical mass of an idealized sphere of uranium metal corrected to a density, purity, and enrichment such that it could be compared with the GODIVA I experiments. Additionally, various material reactivity worths, the surface material worth coefficient, the delayed neutron fraction, the prompt neutron decay constant, relative fission density, and relative neutron importance were all measured. The critical assembly, material reactivity worths, the surface material worth coefficient, and the delayed neutron fraction were all evaluated as benchmark experiment measurements. The reactor physics measurements are the focus of this paper; although for clarity the critical assembly benchmark specifications are briefly discussed.

  12. Control volume finite element method with multidimensional edge element Scharfetter-Gummel upwinding. Part 1, formulation.

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    Bochev, Pavel Blagoveston

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a new formulation of the Control Volume Finite Element Method (CVFEM) with a multidimensional Scharfetter-Gummel (SG) upwinding for the drift-diffusion equations. The formulation uses standard nodal elements for the concentrations and expands the flux in terms of the lowest-order Nedelec H(curl; {Omega})-compatible finite element basis. The SG formula is applied to the edges of the elements to express the Nedelec element degree of freedom on this edge in terms of the nodal degrees of freedom associated with the endpoints of the edge. The resulting upwind flux incorporates the upwind effects from all edges and is defined at the interior of the element. This allows for accurate evaluation of integrals on the boundaries of the control volumes for arbitrary quadrilateral elements. The new formulation admits efficient implementation through a standard loop over the elements in the mesh followed by loops over the element nodes (associated with control volume fractions in the element) and element edges (associated with flux degrees of freedom). The quantities required for the SG formula can be precomputed and stored for each edge in the mesh for additional efficiency gains. For clarity the details are presented for two-dimensional quadrilateral grids. Extension to other element shapes and three dimensions is straightforward.

  13. Characterization of solids in the Three Mile Island Unit 2 reactor defueling water

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    Campbell, D. O.

    1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Because of the impact of poor water clarity on defueling operations at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Nuclear Power Station, a study was undertaken to characterize suspended particulates in the reactor defueling water. The examination included cascade filtration through Nuclepore filters of progressively smaller pore sizes, using three water samples obtained at different times and after varying degrees of clarification. The solids collected on the filters were examined with a scanning electron microscope and analyzed with energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence. A wide variety of solids was observed, and 26 elements were detected. These included all the materials expected from the reactor system (uranium, zirconium, silver, cadmium, indium, iron, chromium, and nickel), chemicals and zeolites used to decontaminate the water (aluminum, silicon, sodium), common impurities (potassium, chlorine, sulfur, magnesium, calcium, and others), as well as some unexpected metals (molybdenum, manganese, bromine, and lead). There was also evidence for the presence of organic material. A diverse assortment of particles with widely varying surface properties was found to be present.

  14. Eleven Tribes Jump START Clean Energy Projects, Summer 2012 (Newsletter)

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    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This newsletter describes key activities of the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs for Summer 2012. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) has selected 11 Tribes - five in Alaska and six in the contiguous United States - to receive on-the-ground technical support for community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy projects as part of DOE-IE's Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program. START finalists were selected based on the clarity of their requests for technical assistance and the ability of START to successfully work with their projects or community. Technical experts from DOE and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work directly with community-based project teams to analyze local energy issues and assist the Tribes in moving their projects forward. In Alaska, the effort will be bolstered by DOE-IE's partnership with the Denali Commission, which will provide additional assistance and expertise, as well as funding to fuel the Alaska START initiative.

  15. Review of models used for determining consequences of UF{sub 6} release: Development of model evaluation criteria. Volume 1

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    Nair, S.K.; Chambers, D.B.; Park, S.H.; Hoffman, F.O. [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis

    1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study is to examine the usefulness and effectiveness of currently existing models that simulate the release of uranium hexafluoride from UF{sub 6}-handling facilities, subsequent reactions of UF{sub 6} with atmospheric moisture, and the dispersion of UF{sub 6} and reaction products in the atmosphere. The study evaluates screening-level and detailed public-domain models that were specifically developed for UF{sub 6} and models that were originally developed for the treatment of dense gases but are applicable to UF{sub 6} release, reaction, and dispersion. The model evaluation process is divided into three specific tasks: model-component evaluation; applicability evaluation; and user interface and quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) evaluation. Within the model-component evaluation process, a model`s treatment of source term, thermodynamics, and atmospheric dispersion are considered and model predictions are compared with actual observations. Within the applicability evaluation process, a model`s applicability to Integrated Safety Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Post-Accident Analysis, and to site-specific considerations are assessed. Finally, within the user interface and QA/QC evaluation process, a model`s user-friendliness, presence and clarity of documentation, ease of use, etc. are assessed, along with its handling of QA/QC. This document presents the complete methodology used in the evaluation process.

  16. Strangeness in Neutron Stars

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    Fridolin Weber

    2000-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    It is generally agreed on that the tremendous densities reached in the centers of neutron stars provide a high-pressure environment in which numerous novel particles processes are likely to compete with each other. These processes range from the generation of hyperons to quark deconfinement to the formation of kaon condensates and H-matter. There are theoretical suggestions of even more exotic processes inside neutron stars, such as the formation of absolutely stable strange quark matter, a configuration of matter even more stable than the most stable atomic nucleus, iron. In the latter event, neutron stars would be largely composed of pure quark matter, eventually enveloped in a thin nuclear crust. No matter which physical processes are actually realized inside neutron stars, each one leads to fingerprints, some more pronounced than others though, in the observable stellar quantities. This feature combined with the unprecedented progress in observational astronomy, which allows us to see vistas with remarkable clarity that previously were only imagined, renders neutron stars to nearly ideal probes for a wide range of physical studies, including the role of strangeness in dense matter.

  17. Nuclear and High-Energy Astrophysics

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    Fridolin Weber

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There has never been a more exciting time in the overlapping areas of nuclear physics, particle physics and relativistic astrophysics than today. Orbiting observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), Chandra X-ray satellite, and the X-ray Multi Mirror Mission (XMM) have extended our vision tremendously, allowing us to see vistas with an unprecedented clarity and angular resolution that previously were only imagined, enabling astrophysicists for the first time ever to perform detailed studies of large samples of galactic and extragalactic objects. On the Earth, radio telescopes (e.g., Arecibo, Green Bank, Parkes, VLA) and instruments using adaptive optics and other revolutionary techniques have exceeded previous expectations of what can be accomplished from the ground. The gravitational wave detectors LIGO, LISA VIRGO, and Geo-600 are opening up a window for the detection of gravitational waves emitted from compact stellar objects such as neutron stars and black holes. Together with new experimental forefront facilities like ISAC, ORLaND and RIA, these detectors provide direct, quantitative physical insight into nucleosynthesis, supernova dynamics, accreting compact objects, cosmic-ray acceleration, and pair-production in high energy sources which reinforce the urgent need for a strong and continuous feedback from nuclear and particle theory and theoretical astrophysics. In my lectures, I shall concentrate on three selected topics, which range from the behavior of superdense stellar matter, to general relativistic stellar models, to strange quark stars and possible signals of quark matter in neutron stars.

  18. Experimental investigations of electron density and ion energy distributions in dual-frequency capacitively coupled plasmas for Ar/CF{sub 4} and Ar/O{sub 2}/CF{sub 4} discharges

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    Liu, Jia; Liu, Yong-Xin; Gao, Fei; Wang, You-Nian, E-mail: ynwang@dlut.edu.cn [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Bi, Zhen-Hua [School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Dalian Nationalities University, Dalian 116600 (China)

    2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The electron density and ion energy distribution (IED) are investigated in low-pressure dual-frequency capacitively coupled Ar/CF{sub 4} (90%/10%) and Ar/O{sub 2}/CF{sub 4} (80%/10%/10%) plasmas. The relations between controllable parameters, such as high-frequency (HF) power, low-frequency (LF) power and gas pressure, and plasma parameters, such as electron density and IEDs, are studied in detail by utilizing a floating hairpin probe and an energy resolved quadrupole mass spectrometer, respectively. In our experiment, the electron density is mainly determined by the HF power and slightly influenced by the LF power. With increasing gas pressure, the electron density first goes up rapidly to a maximum value and then decreases at various HF and LF powers. The HF power also plays a considerable role in affecting the IEDs under certain conditions and the ion energy independently controlled by the LF source is discussed here. For clarity, some numerical results obtained from a two-dimensional fluid model are presented.

  19. Advancing the theory and practice of impact assessment: Setting the research agenda

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    Pope, Jenny, E-mail: jenny@integral-sustainability.net [Integral Sustainability, PO Box 79, South Fremantle WA 6162 (Australia) [Integral Sustainability, PO Box 79, South Fremantle WA 6162 (Australia); School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa); Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845 (Australia); Bond, Alan, E-mail: alan.bond@uea.ac.uk [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa) [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa); School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Morrison-Saunders, Angus, E-mail: a.morrison-saunders@murdoch.edu.au [Integral Sustainability, PO Box 79, South Fremantle WA 6162 (Australia) [Integral Sustainability, PO Box 79, South Fremantle WA 6162 (Australia); School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa); School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, South St, Murdoch WA 6150 (Australia); Retief, Francois, E-mail: francois.retief@nwu.ac.za [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa)] [School of Geo and Spatial Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa)

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Impact assessment has been in place for over 40 years and is now practised in some form in all but two of the world's nations. In this paper we reflect on the state of the art of impact assessment theory and practice, focusing on six well-established forms: EIA, SEA, policy assessment, SIA, HIA and sustainability assessment. We note that although the fundamentals of impact assessment have their roots in the US National Environmental Policy Act 1969 (NEPA) each branch of the field is distinct in also drawing on other theoretical and conceptual bases that in turn shape the prevailing discourse in each case, generating increasing degrees of specialisation within each sub-field. Against this backdrop, we consider the strengths and weaknesses of collective impact assessment practice, concluding that although there are substantial strengths, the plethora of specialist branches is generating a somewhat confusing picture and lack of clarity regarding how the pieces of the impact assessment jigsaw puzzle fit together. We use this review to suggest an overarching research agenda that will enable impact assessment to evolve in line with changing expectations for what it should deliver. -- Highlights: ? Strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats for IA are explored in this paper ? EIA, SEA, policy assessment, SIA, HIA and sustainability assessment are reviewed ? Diversity of practice is both a strength and weakness in the current economic climate ? There are opportunities to simplify IA by focusing on common and fundamental elements ? Continued research into theory related to IA effectiveness is also essential.

  20. Evaluate fundamental approaches to longwall dust control. Phase III report

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    Babbitt, C.; Bartlett, P.; Kelly, J.; Ludlow, J.; Mangolds, A.; Rajan, S.; Ruggieri, S.; Varga, E.

    1984-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall objective of the contract is to evaluate the effectiveness of available dust control technology for double-drum shearer longwall sections in a coordinated, systematic program at a few longwall test sections and to make the results available to the entire coal mining industry. This program is investigating nine different dust control techniques. These nine subprograms encompass a broad range of dust control measures ranging from administrative controls to new hardware. They span not only presently employed methods but also those recently adopted in the United States and those proposed for the future. This report documents the Phase III effort on each of the subprograms. For clarity, the report is divided in sections by subprogram as follows: Section 2, Subprogram A - passive barriers/spray air movers for dust control; Section 3, Subprogram B - practical aspects of deep cutting; Section 4, Subprogram C - stage loader dust control; Section 5, Subprogram D - longwall automation technology; Section 6, Subprogram E - longwall application of ventilation curtains; Section 7, Subprogram F - reversed drum rotation; Section 8, Subprogram G - reduction of shield generated dust; Section 9, Subprogram H - air canopies for longwalls; and Section 10, Subprogram I - mining practices. 43 figures, 11 tables.

  1. Smolt Passage Behavior and Flow-Net Relationship in the Forebay of John Day Dam, 1984-1985 Final Report of Research.

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    Giorgi, Albert E.

    1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The migration routes of downstream migrant salmonids in the forebay of John Day Dam were defined and assessed in relation to current velocities and water turbidity and temperature. Forebay current patterns were obtained from current meters at fixed sampling stations, the distribution of outmigrants was determined from purse seine sampling, and migration routes of yearling chinook salmon and steelhead were identified by radio telemetry techniques. All species of emigrating salmonids alter their distribution across the forebay as they approach the dam. Fish abundance was positively correlated with water clarity. There was no evidence to suggest that the migration routes were in response to current patterns in the forebay. Radio telemetry studies demonstrated that a certain segment of yearling chinook salmon approaching the dam are predisposed to spill passage (Washington side of the river) by virtue of their lateral position across the forebay. A new application of radio tag methodology was assessed and found to be useful in evaluating the effectiveness of spill for bypassing outmigrant salmon. A program system and cartographic model was developed which displays for any specified hour forebay current patterns at prevailing river flows and dam operations. The system can be used at other dam sites where investigations may wish to detail forebay current patterns.

  2. Consensus Guidelines for Delineation of Clinical Target Volume for Intensity-Modulated Pelvic Radiotherapy for the Definitive Treatment of Cervix Cancer

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    Lim, Karen [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital/ Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Small, William [Department of Radiation Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (United States); Portelance, Lorraine [Department of Radiation Oncology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Creutzberg, Carien [Department of Clinical Oncology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden (Netherlands); Juergenliemk-Schulz, Ina M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands); Mundt, Arno; Mell, Loren K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California (United States); Mayr, Nina [Department of Radiation Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (United States); Viswanathan, Akila [Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Jhingran, Anuja [Department of Radiation Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Erickson, Beth [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States); De Los Santos, Jennifer [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (United States); Gaffney, David [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States); Yashar, Catheryn [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Univ. of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA (United States); Beriwal, Sushil [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Magee-Women's Hospital of Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Wolfson, Aaron [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL (United States)

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Accurate target definition is vitally important for definitive treatment of cervix cancer with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), yet a definition of clinical target volume (CTV) remains variable within the literature. The aim of this study was to develop a consensus CTV definition in preparation for a Phase 2 clinical trial being planned by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. Methods and Materials: A guidelines consensus working group meeting was convened in June 2008 for the purposes of developing target definition guidelines for IMRT for the intact cervix. A draft document of recommendations for CTV definition was created and used to aid in contouring a clinical case. The clinical case was then analyzed for consistency and clarity of target delineation using an expectation maximization algorithm for simultaneous truth and performance level estimation (STAPLE), with kappa statistics as a measure of agreement between participants. Results: Nineteen experts in gynecological radiation oncology generated contours on axial magnetic resonance images of the pelvis. Substantial STAPLE agreement sensitivity and specificity values were seen for gross tumor volume (GTV) delineation (0.84 and 0.96, respectively) with a kappa statistic of 0.68 (p < 0.0001). Agreement for delineation of cervix, uterus, vagina, and parametria was moderate. Conclusions: This report provides guidelines for CTV definition in the definitive cervix cancer setting for the purposes of IMRT, building on previously published guidelines for IMRT in the postoperative setting.

  3. Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation

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    Garetson, Thomas

    2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy?s (DOEs) Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation (AVTE) project was to provide test and evaluation services for advanced technology vehicles, to establish a performance baseline, to determine vehicle reliability, and to evaluate vehicle operating costs in fleet operations. Vehicles tested include light and medium-duty vehicles in conventional, hybrid, and all-electric configurations using conventional and alternative fuels, including hydrogen in internal combustion engines. Vehicles were tested on closed tracks and chassis dynamometers, as well as operated on public roads, in fleet operations, and over prescribed routes. All testing was controlled by procedures developed specifically to support such testing. Testing and evaluations were conducted in the following phases: ? Development of test procedures, which established testing procedures; ? Baseline performance testing, which established a performance baseline; ? Accelerated reliability testing, which determined vehicle reliability; ? Fleet testing, used to evaluate vehicle economics in fleet operation, and ? End of test performance evaluation. Test results are reported by two means and posted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to their website: quarterly progress reports, used to document work in progress; and final test reports. This final report documents work conducted for the entirety of the contract by the Clarity Group, Inc., doing business as ECOtality North America (ECOtality). The contract was performed from 1 October 2005 through 31 March 2013. There were 113 light-duty on-road (95), off-road (3) and low speed (15) vehicles tested.

  4. The Origin of Cosmic Rays

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    Pasquale Blasi

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Cosmic Rays reach the Earth from space with energies of up to more than 1020 eV, carrying information on the most powerful particle accelerators that Nature has been able to assemble. Understanding where and how cosmic rays originate has required almost one century of investigations, and, although the last word is not written yet, recent observations and theory seem now to fit together to provide us with a global picture of the origin of cosmic rays of unprecedented clarity. Here we will describe what we learned from recent observations of astrophysical sources (such as supernova remnants and active galaxies) and we will illustrate what these observations tell us about the physics of particle acceleration and transport. We will also discuss the ?end? of the Galactic cosmic ray spectrum, which bridges out attention towards the so called ultra high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs). At ~1020 eV the gyration scale of cosmic rays in cosmic magnetic fields becomes large enough to allow us to point back to their sources, thereby allowing us to perform ?cosmic ray astronomy?, as confirmed by the recent results obtained with the Pierre Auger Observatory. We will discuss the implications of these observations for the understanding of UHECRs, as well as some questions which will likely remain unanswered and will be the target of the next generation of cosmic ray experiments.

  5. Spent Nuclear Fuel Project document control and Records Management Program Description

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    MARTIN, B.M.

    2000-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project document control and records management program, as defined within this document, is based on a broad spectrum of regulatory requirements, Department of Energy (DOE) and Project Hanford and SNF Project-specific direction and guidance. The SNF Project Execution Plan, HNF-3552, requires the control of documents and management of records under the auspices of configuration control, conduct of operations, training, quality assurance, work control, records management, data management, engineering and design control, operational readiness review, and project management and turnover. Implementation of the controls, systems, and processes necessary to ensure compliance with applicable requirements is facilitated through plans, directives, and procedures within the Project Hanford Management System (PHMS) and the SNF Project internal technical and administrative procedures systems. The documents cited within this document are those which directly establish or define the SNF Project document control and records management program. There are many peripheral documents that establish requirements and provide direction pertinent to managing specific types of documents that, for the sake of brevity and clarity, are not cited within this document.

  6. Shape Memory Polymer Therapeutic Devices for Stroke

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    Wilson, T S; Small IV, W; Benett, W J; Bearinger, J P; Maitland, D J

    2005-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are attracting a great deal of interest in the scientific community for their use in applications ranging from light weight structures in space to micro-actuators in MEMS devices. These relatively new materials can be formed into a primary shape, reformed into a stable secondary shape, and then controllably actuated to recover their primary shape. The first part of this presentation will be a brief review of the types of polymeric structures which give rise to shape memory behavior in the context of new shape memory polymers with highly regular network structures recently developed at LLNL for biomedical devices. These new urethane SMPs have improved optical and physical properties relative to commercial SMPs, including improved clarity, high actuation force, and sharper actuation transition. In the second part of the presentation we discuss the development of SMP based devices for mechanically removing neurovascular occlusions which result in ischemic stroke. These devices are delivered to the site of the occlusion in compressed form, are pushed through the occlusion, actuated (usually optically) to take on an expanded conformation, and then used to dislodge and grip the thrombus while it is withdrawn through the catheter.

  7. A review of the safety features of 6M packagings for DOE programs

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    Not Available

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report, prepared by a US Department of Energy (DOE) Task Force and organized for clarity into two-page modules, argues that the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Specification-6M packagings (hereafter referred to as 6M packaging, or simply 6M) merit continued DOE use and, if necessary, DOE certification. This report is designed to address the specific requirements of a Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP). While not a SARP, this report constitutes a compilation of all available documentation on 6M packagings. The authors individually, and the Task Force collectively, believe their investigation provides justification for the continued use of 6M packagings because they meet criteria for quality assurance and for safety under normal and accident conditions as defined by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations. This report may be used by DOE managers to assist in deliberations on future requirements for 6M packagings as they are required to support DOE programs. For the purpose of ready evaluation, this report includes categorical topics found in Nuclear Regulatory Guide 7.9, the topical guideline for SARPs. The format, however, will (it is hoped) pleasantly surprise customary reader expectations. For, while maintaining categorical headings and subheadings found in SARPs as a skeleton, the Task Force chose to adopt the document design principles developed by Hughes Aircraft in the 1960s, ''Sequential Thematic Organization of Publications'' (STOP). 37 figs.

  8. A Bayesian Account of Quantum Histories

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    Thomas Marlow

    2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate whether quantum history theories can be consistent with Bayesian reasoning and whether such an analysis helps clarify the interpretation of such theories. First, we summarise and extend recent work categorising two different approaches to formalising multi-time measurements in quantum theory. The standard approach consists of describing an ordered series of measurements in terms of history propositions with non-additive `probabilities'. The non-standard approach consists of defining multi-time measurements to consist of sets of exclusive and exhaustive history propositions and recovering the single-time exclusivity of results when discussing single-time history propositions. We analyse whether such history propositions can be consistent with Bayes' rule. We show that certain class of histories are given a natural Bayesian interpretation, namely the linearly positive histories originally introduced by Goldstein and Page. Thus we argue that this gives a certain amount of interpretational clarity to the non-standard approach. We also attempt a justification of our analysis using Cox's axioms of probability theory.

  9. Finite size effects and non-additivity in the van der Waals interaction

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    Reinaldo de Melo e Souza; W. J. M. Kort-Kamp; C. Sigaud; C. Farina

    2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We obtain analytically the exact non-retarded dispersive interaction energy between an atom and a perfectly conducting disc. We consider the atom in the symmetry axis of the disc and assume the atom is predominantly polarizable in the direction of this axis. For this situation we discuss the finite size effects on the corresponding interaction energy. We follow the recent procedure introduced by Eberlein and Zietal together with the old and powerful Sommerfeld's image method for non-trivial geometries. For the sake of clarity we present a detailed discussion of Sommerfeld's image method. Comparing our results form the atom-disc system with those recently obtained for an atom near a conducting plane with a circular aperture, we discus the non-additivity of the van der Waals interactions involving an atom and two complementary surfaces. We show that there is a given ratio z/a between the distance z from the atom to the center of the disc (aperture) and the radius of the disc a (aperture) for which non-additivity effects vanish. Qualitative arguments suggest that this quite unexpected result will occur not only for a circular hole, but for anyother symmetric hole.

  10. Reactor Physics Measurements and Benchmark Specifications for Oak Ridge Highly Enriched Uranium Sphere (ORSphere)

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    2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In the early 1970s Dr. John T. Mihalczo (team leader), J.J. Lynn, and J.R. Taylor performed experiments at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility (ORCEF) with highly enriched uranium (HEU) metal (called Oak Ridge Alloy or ORALLOY) in an effort to recreate GODIVA I results with greater accuracy than those performed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the 1950s. The purpose of the Oak Ridge ORALLOY Sphere (ORSphere) experiments was to estimate the unreflected and unmoderated critical mass of an idealized sphere of uranium metal corrected to a density, purity, and enrichment such that it could be compared with themoreGODIVA I experiments. Additionally, various material reactivity worths, the surface material worth coefficient, the delayed neutron fraction, the prompt neutron decay constant, relative fission density, and relative neutron importance were all measured. The critical assembly, material reactivity worths, the surface material worth coefficient, and the delayed neutron fraction were all evaluated as benchmark experiment measurements. The reactor physics measurements are the focus of this paper; although for clarity the critical assembly benchmark specifications are briefly discussed.less

  11. Sensor Characteristics Reference Guide

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    Cree, Johnathan V.; Dansu, A.; Fuhr, P.; Lanzisera, Steven M.; McIntyre, T.; Muehleisen, Ralph T.; Starke, M.; Banerjee, Pranab; Kuruganti, T.; Castello, C.

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Buildings Technologies Office (BTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), is initiating a new program in Sensor and Controls. The vision of this program is: Buildings operating automatically and continuously at peak energy efficiency over their lifetimes and interoperating effectively with the electric power grid. Buildings that are self-configuring, self-commissioning, self-learning, self-diagnosing, self-healing, and self-transacting to enable continuous peak performance. Lower overall building operating costs and higher asset valuation. The overarching goal is to capture 30% energy savings by enhanced management of energy consuming assets and systems through development of cost-effective sensors and controls. One step in achieving this vision is the publication of this Sensor Characteristics Reference Guide. The purpose of the guide is to inform building owners and operators of the current status, capabilities, and limitations of sensor technologies. It is hoped that this guide will aid in the design and procurement process and result in successful implementation of building sensor and control systems. DOE will also use this guide to identify research priorities, develop future specifications for potential market adoption, and provide market clarity through unbiased information

  12. Recommendations for reducing ambiguity in written procedures.

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    Matzen, Laura E.

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous studies in the nuclear weapons complex have shown that ambiguous work instructions (WIs) and operating procedures (OPs) can lead to human error, which is a major cause for concern. This report outlines some of the sources of ambiguity in written English and describes three recommendations for reducing ambiguity in WIs and OPs. The recommendations are based on commonly used research techniques in the fields of linguistics and cognitive psychology. The first recommendation is to gather empirical data that can be used to improve the recommended word lists that are provided to technical writers. The second recommendation is to have a review in which new WIs and OPs and checked for ambiguities and clarity. The third recommendation is to use self-paced reading time studies to identify any remaining ambiguities before the new WIs and OPs are put into use. If these three steps are followed for new WIs and OPs, the likelihood of human errors related to ambiguity could be greatly reduced.

  13. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant No-Migration Variance Petition. Revision 1, Volume 1

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    Hunt, Arlen

    1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the WIPP No-Migration Variance Petition is to demonstrate, according to the requirements of RCRA {section}3004(d) and 40 CFR {section}268.6, that to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the facility for as long as the wastes remain hazardous. The DOE submitted the petition to the EPA in March 1989. Upon completion of its initial review, the EPA provided to DOE a Notice of Deficiencies (NOD). DOE responded to the EPA`s NOD and met with the EPA`s reviewers of the petition several times during 1989. In August 1989, EPA requested that DOE submit significant additional information addressing a variety of topics including: waste characterization, ground water hydrology, geology and dissolution features, monitoring programs, the gas generation test program, and other aspects of the project. This additional information was provided to EPA in January 1990 when DOE submitted Revision 1 of the Addendum to the petition. For clarity and ease of review, this document includes all of these submittals, and the information has been updated where appropriate. This document is divided into the following sections: Introduction, 1.0: Facility Description, 2.0: Waste Description, 3.0; Site Characterization, 4.0; Environmental Impact Analysis, 5.0; Prediction and Assessment of Infrequent Events, 6.0; and References, 7.0.

  14. The role of regional power pools in support of a competitive electric power market

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    Budhraja, V. [Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The regulated, vertically integrated electric utility industry is transitioning to a competitive market structure. Change is driven by new technologies, competition, markets and customers. Electric industry restructuring must focus on bringing the benefits of competition to all consumers; a market system producing lower costs through competitive efficiencies, not zero-sum games of cost shifting and cost avoidance; and a transparent, open market that provides opportunity for all to compete to serve all customers. Customers want choice, flexibility and reliability. To this end, Edison has developed a pool-based proposal. All electric systems that have transitioned from a regulated to a competitive market model, such as UK, Norway, New Zealand and Alberta have relied on a pool-based structure. Edison`s proposal has become known as POOLCO, and it separates financial transactions from physical operation of the system, giving customers the choice of service through bilateral commercial contracts, yet assuring coordinated, reliable system operation. Independent and unaffiliated with any utility, it would make a real-time, voluntary spot power market; dispatch supply; provide open, comparable transmission access and perform the balancing or settlement function, based on visible, competitive future requires resolution of some important policy issues--recovery of costs prudently incurred under the current regulatory structure; jurisdictional clarity between federal and state regulatory authority; and size, scope and recovery of costs associated with energy policy programs.

  15. Scale-invariant gravity: Spacetime recovered

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    Bryan Kelleher

    2004-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The configuration space of general relativity is superspace - the space of all Riemannian 3-metrics modulo diffeomorphisms. However, it has been argued that the configuration space for gravity should be conformal superspace - the space of all Riemannian 3-metrics modulo diffeomorphisms and conformal transformations. Recently a manifestly 3-dimensional theory was constructed with conformal superspace as the configuration space. Here a fully 4-dimensional action is constructed so as to be invariant under conformal transformations of the 4-metric using general relativity as a guide. This action is then decomposed to a (3+1)-dimensional form and from this to its Jacobi form. The surprising thing is that the new theory turns out to be precisely the original 3-dimensional theory. The physical data is identified and used to find the physical representation of the theory. In this representation the theory is extremely similar to general relativity. The clarity of the 4-dimensional picture should prove very useful for comparing the theory with those aspects of general relativity which are usually treated in the 4-dimensional framework.

  16. Structure of a Designed, Right-Handed Coiled-Coil Tetramer Containing All Biological Amino Acids

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    Sales, M.; Plecs, J.J.; Holton, J.M.; Alber, T.

    2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The previous design of an unprecedented family of two-, three-, and four-helical, right-handed coiled coils utilized nonbiological amino acids to efficiently pack spaces in the oligomer cores. Here we show that a stable, right-handed parallel tetrameric coiled coil, called RH4B, can be designed entirely using biological amino acids. The X-ray crystal structure of RH4B was determined to 1.1 {angstrom} resolution using a designed metal binding site to coordinate a single Yb{sup 2+} ion per 33-amino acid polypeptide chain. The resulting experimental phases were particularly accurate, and the experimental electron density map provided an especially clear, unbiased view of the molecule. The RH4B structure closely matched the design, with equivalent core rotamers and an overall root-mean-square deviation for the N-terminal repeat of the tetramer of 0.24 {angstrom}. The clarity and resolution of the electron density map, however, revealed alternate rotamers and structural differences between the three sequence repeats in the molecule. These results suggest that the RH4B structure populates an unanticipated variety of structures.

  17. Power Modulation Investigation for High Temperature (175-200 degrees Celcius) Automotive Application

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    McCluskey, F. P.

    2007-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Hybrid electric vehicles were re-introduced in the late 1990s after a century dominated by purely internal combustion powered engines[1]. Automotive players, such as GM, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Honda, and Toyota, together with major energy producers, such as BPAmoco, were the major force in the development of hybrid electric vehicles. Most notable was the development by Toyota of its Prius, which was launched in Japan in 1997 and worldwide in 2001. The shift to hybrids was driven by the fact that the sheer volume of vehicles on the road had begun to tax the ability of the environment to withstand the pollution of the internal combustion engine and the ability of the fossil fuel industry to produce a sufficient amount of refined gasoline. In addition, the number of vehicles was anticipated to rise exponentially with the increasing affluence of China and India. Over the last fifteen years, major advances have been made in all the technologies essential to hybrid vehicle success, including batteries, motors, power control and conditioning electronics, regenerative braking, and power sources, including fuel cells. Current hybrid electric vehicles are gasoline internal combustion--electric motor hybrids. These hybrid electric vehicles range from micro-hybrids, where a stop/start system cuts the engine while the vehicle is stopped, and mild hybrids where the stop/start system is supplemented by regenerative braking and power assist, to full hybrids where the combustion motor is optimized for electric power production, and there is full electric drive and full regenerative braking. PSA Peugeot Citroen estimates the increased energy efficiency will range from 3-6% for the micro-hybrids to 15-25% for the full hybrids.[2] Gasoline-electric hybrids are preferred in US because they permit long distance travel with low emissions and high gasoline mileage, while still using the existing refueling infrastructure. One of the most critical areas in which technology has been advancing has been the development of electronics that can operate in the high temperature environments present in hybrid vehicles. The temperatures under the hood for a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle are comparable to those for traditional internal combustion engines. This is known to be a difficult environment with respect to commercial-grade electronics, as there are surface and ambient temperatures ranging from 125 C to 175 C. In addition, some hybrid drive electronics are placed in even harsher environments, such as on or near the brakes, where temperatures can reach 250 C. Furthermore, number of temperature cycles experienced by electronics in a hybrid vehicle is different from that experienced in a traditional vehicle. A traditional internal combustion vehicle will have the engine running for longer periods, whereas a mild or micro-hybrid engine will experience many more starts and stops.[3] This means that hybrid automotive electronics will undergo more cycles of a potential wider temperature cycle than standard automotive electronics, which in turn see temperature cycles of 2 to 3 times the magnitude of the {Delta}T = 50 C-75 C experienced by commercial-grade electronics. This study will discuss the effects of these harsh environments on the failure mechanisms and ultimate reliability of electronic systems developed for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. In addition, it will suggest technologies and components that can reasonably be expected to perform well in these environments. Finally, it will suggest areas where further research is needed or desirable. Areas for further research will be highlighted in bold, italic type. It should be noted that the first area where further research is desirable is in developing a clearer understanding of the actual hybrid automotive electronics environment and how to simulate it through accelerated testing, thus: Developing specific mission profiles and accelerated testing protocols for the underhood environment for hybrid cars, as has previously been done for gasoline-powered vehicles, is an important area for further st

  18. Chinook Salmon Adult Abundance Monitoring; Hydroacoustic Assessment of Chinook Salmon Escapement to the Secesh River, Idaho, 2002-2004 Final Report.

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    Johnson, R.; McKinstry, C.; Mueller, R.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate determination of adult salmon spawner abundance is key to the assessment of recovery actions for wild Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon (Onchorynchus tshawytscha), a species listed as 'threatened' under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). As part of the Bonneville Power Administration Fish and Wildlife Program, the Nez Perce Tribe operates an experimental project in the South Fork of the Salmon River subbasin. The project has involved noninvasive monitoring of Chinook salmon escapement on the Secesh River between 1997 and 2000 and on Lake Creek since 1998. The overall goal of this project is to accurately estimate adult Chinook salmon spawning escapement numbers to the Secesh River and Lake Creek. Using time-lapse underwater video technology in conjunction with their fish counting stations, Nez Perce researchers have successfully collected information on adult Chinook salmon spawner abundance, run timing, and fish-per-redd numbers on Lake Creek since 1998. However, the larger stream environment in the Secesh River prevented successful implementation of the underwater video technique to enumerate adult Chinook salmon abundance. High stream discharge and debris loads in the Secesh caused failure of the temporary fish counting station, preventing coverage of the early migrating portion of the spawning run. Accurate adult abundance information could not be obtained on the Secesh with the underwater video method. Consequently, the Nez Perce Tribe now is evaluating advanced technologies and methodologies for measuring adult Chinook salmon abundance in the Secesh River. In 2003, the use of an acoustic camera for assessing spawner escapement was examined. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in a collaborative arrangement with the Nez Perce Tribe, provided the technical expertise to implement the acoustic camera component of the counting station on the Secesh River. This report documents the first year of a proposed three-year study to determine the efficacy of using an acoustic camera to count adult migrant Chinook salmon as they make their way to the spawning grounds on the Secesh River and Lake Creek. A phased approach to applying the acoustic camera was proposed, starting with testing and evaluation in spring 2003, followed by a full implementation in 2004 and 2005. The goal of this effort is to better assess the early run components when water clarity and night visibility preclude the use of optical techniques. A single acoustic camera was used to test the technology for enumerating adult salmon passage at the Secesh River. The acoustic camera was deployed on the Secesh at a site engineered with an artificial substrate to control the river bottom morphometry and the passage channel. The primary goal of the analysis for this first year of deployment was to validate counts of migrant salmon. The validation plan involved covering the area with optical video cameras so that both optical and acoustic camera images of the same viewing region could be acquired simultaneously. A secondary test was contrived after the fish passage was complete using a controlled setting at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, in which we tested the detectability as a function of turbidity levels. Optical and acoustic camera multiplexed video recordings of adult Chinook salmon were made at the Secesh River fish counting station from August 20 through August 29, 2003. The acoustic camera performed as well as or better than the optical camera at detecting adult Chinook salmon over the 10-day test period. However, the acoustic camera was not perfect; the data reflected adult Chinook salmon detections made by the optical camera that were missed by the acoustic camera. The conditions for counting using the optical camera were near ideal, with shallow clear water and good light penetration. The relative performance of the acoustic camera is expected to be even better than the optical camera in early spring when water clarity and light penetration are limited. Results of the laboratory tests at the Pacific North

  19. Assessing the Value of Regulation Resources Based on Their Time Response Characteristics

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    Makarov, Yuri V.; Lu, Shuai; Ma, Jian; Nguyen, Tony B.

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fast responsive regulation resources are potentially more valuable as a power system regulation resource (more efficient) because they allow applying controls at the exact moment and in the exact amount as needed. Faster control is desirable because it facilitates more reliable compliance with the NERC Control Performance Standards at relatively lesser regulation capacity procurements. The current California ISO practices and markets do not provide a differentiation among the regulation resources based on their speed of response (with the exception of some minimum ramping capabilities). Some demand response technologies, including some generation and energy storage resources, can provide quicker control actions. California ISO practices and markets could be updated to welcome more fast regulation resources into the California ISO service area. The project work reported in this work was pursuing the following objectives: Develop methodology to assess the relative value of generation resources used for regulation and load following California ISO functions This assessment should be done based on physical characteristics including the ability to quickly change their output following California ISO signals Evaluate what power is worth on different time scales Analyze the benefits of new regulation resources to provide effective compliance with the mandatory NERC Control Performance Standards Evaluate impacts of the newly proposed BAAL and FRR standards on the potential value of fast regulation and distributed regulation resources Develop a scope for the follow-up projects to pave a road for the new efficient types of balancing resources in California. The work included the following studies: Analysis of California ISO regulating units characteristics California ISO automatic generation system (AGC) analysis California ISO regulation procurement and market analysis Fast regulation efficiency analysis Projection of the California ISO load following and regulation requirements into the future Value of fast responsive resources depending on their ramping capability Potential impacts of the balancing authority area control error limit (BAAL), which is a part of the newly proposed NERC standard Balancing Resources and Demand Potential impacts of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) frequency responsive reserve (FRR) standard Recommendations for the next phase of the project. The following main conclusions and suggestions for the future have been made: The analysis of regulation ramping requirements shows that the regulation system should be able to provide ramps of at least 40-60 MW per minute for a period up to 6 minutes. Evaluate if changes are needed in the California ISO AGC system to effectively accommodate new types of fast regulation resources and minimize the California ISO regulation procurement. California ISO may consider creating better market opportunities for and incentives for fast responsive resources. An additional study of low probability high ramp events can be recommended to the California ISO. The California ISO may be willing to consider establishing a more relaxed target CPS2 compliance level. A BAAL-related study can be recommended for the California ISO as soon as more clarity is achieved concerning the actual enforcement of the BAAL standard and its numerical values for the California ISO. The study may involve an assessment of advantages of the distributed frequency-based control for the California ISO system. The market-related issues that arise in this connection can be also investigated. A FRR-related study can be recommended for the California ISO as soon as more clarity is achieved concerning the actual enforcement of the FRR standard and its numerical values for the California ISO.

  20. TESTING OF THE SPINTEK ROTARY MICROFILTER USING ACTUAL HANFORD WASTE SAMPLES

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    HUBER HJ

    2010-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The SpinTek rotary microfilter was tested on actual Hanford tank waste. The samples were a composite of archived Tank 241-AN-105 material and a sample representing single-shell tanks (SST). Simulants of the two samples have been used in non-rad test runs at the 222-S laboratory and at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). The results of these studies are compared in this report. Two different nominal pore sizes for the sintered steel rotating disk filter were chosen: 0.5 and 0.1 {micro}m. The results suggest that the 0.5-{micro}m disk is preferable for Hanford tank waste for the following reasons: (1) The filtrate clarity is within the same range (<<4 ntu for both disks); (2) The filtrate flux is in general higher for the 0.5-{micro}m disk; and (3) The 0.1-{micro}m disk showed a higher likelihood of fouling. The filtrate flux of the actual tank samples is generally in the range of 20-30% compared to the equivalent non-rad tests. The AN-105 slurries performed at about twice the filtrate flux of the SST slurries. The reason for this difference has not been identified. Particle size distributions in both cases are very similar; comparison of the chemical composition is not conclusive. The sole hint towards what material was stuck in the filter pore holes came from the analysis of the dried flakes from the surface of the fouled 0.1-{micro}m disk. A cleaning approach developed by SRNL personnel to deal with fouled disks has been found adaptable when using actual Hanford samples. The use of 1 M nitric acid improved the filtrate flux by approximately two times; using the same simulants as in the non-rad test runs showed that the filtrate flux was restored to 1/2 of its original amount.

  1. Edge plasma studies for ITER and related B2 code development

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    Weitzner, H.; Braams, B.

    1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past three years the B2 code has been entirely re-written. This contract report will serve as a provisional user guide for the new (B2.5) code, which is hereby made available to the ITER modellers. A definitive description of the new code will be prepared in the course of the present year. The following changes to the physics (with respect to the B2 code version now in wide use) should be noted. The representation of the atomic physics now relies on rate coefficients obtained from either of two code packages: the ADPAK collection developed by R. A. Hulse of Princeton PPL and the STRAHL collection developed by K. Behringer of Garching and JET. These are used to prepare tables of rate coefficients for ionization, recombination, radiation, and charge exchange, involving hydrogen and any impurities that are of interest. A fluid model is now available to describe the neutral species. The neutral fluid is governed by a convection-diffusion equation of similar form as all the other equations solved in the code; the diffusivity is based on the thermal velocity and the mean free path for ionization and charge exchange. The code has been extensively modified in the interest of clarity of design and ease of use. The internal documentation has been expanded, so that almost all variables are now clearly described and every small segment of code has a clearly stated purpose. Some steps were made toward including a full treatment of the electric potential and of diamagnetic transport. The poloidal transport is no longer tied to the parallel transport by a simple factor B[sub [theta

  2. Edge plasma studies for ITER and related B2 code development

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    Weitzner, H.; Braams, B.

    1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past three years the B2 code has been entirely re-written. This contract report will serve as a provisional user guide for the new (B2.5) code, which is hereby made available to the ITER modellers. A definitive description of the new code will be prepared in the course of the present year. The following changes to the physics (with respect to the B2 code version now in wide use) should be noted. The representation of the atomic physics now relies on rate coefficients obtained from either of two code packages: the ADPAK collection developed by R. A. Hulse of Princeton PPL and the STRAHL collection developed by K. Behringer of Garching and JET. These are used to prepare tables of rate coefficients for ionization, recombination, radiation, and charge exchange, involving hydrogen and any impurities that are of interest. A fluid model is now available to describe the neutral species. The neutral fluid is governed by a convection-diffusion equation of similar form as all the other equations solved in the code; the diffusivity is based on the thermal velocity and the mean free path for ionization and charge exchange. The code has been extensively modified in the interest of clarity of design and ease of use. The internal documentation has been expanded, so that almost all variables are now clearly described and every small segment of code has a clearly stated purpose. Some steps were made toward including a full treatment of the electric potential and of diamagnetic transport. The poloidal transport is no longer tied to the parallel transport by a simple factor B{sub {theta}}/B, but includes diffusive contributions. A two-dimensional elliptic equation is solved to obtain the electric potential, assuming an anomalous cross-field resistivity and thermo-electric coefficient of the plasma.

  3. Short-Period Waves That Heat the Corona Detected at the 1999 Eclipse

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    Jay M. Pasachoff; Bryce A. Babcock; Kevin D. Russell; Daniel B. Seaton

    2002-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    As a part of a study of the cause of solar coronal heating, we searched for high-frequency (~1 Hz) intensity oscillations in coronal loops in the [Fe XIV] coronal green line. We summarize results from observations made at the 11 August 1999 total solar eclipse from Ramnicu-Valcea, Romania, through clear skies. We discuss the image reduction and analysis through two simultaneous series of coronal CCD images digitized at 10 Hz for a total time of about 140 s. One series of images was taken through a 3.6 A filter isolating the 5303 A [Fe XIV] coronal green line and the other through a 100 A filter in the nearby K-corona continuum. Previous observations, described in Pasachoff et al. (2000), showed no evidence for oscillations in the [Fe XIV] green line at a level great than 2% of coronal intensity. We describe several improvements made over the 1998 eclipse that led to increased image clarity and sensitivity. The corona was brighter in 1999 with the solar maximum, further improving the data. We use Fourier analysis to search in the [Fe XIV] channel for intensity oscillations in loops at the base of the corona. Such oscillations in the 1-Hz range are predicted as a result of density fluctuations from the resonant absorption of MHD waves. The dissipation of a significant amount of mechanical energy from the photosphere into the corona through this mechanism could provide sufficient energy to hear the corona. A Monte-Carlo model of the data suggests the presence of enhanced power, particularly in the 0.75-1.0 Hz range, and we conclude that MHD waves remain a viable method for coronal heating.

  4. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Market Introduction Study: Final Report

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    Sikes, Karen [Sentech, Inc.; Gross, Thomas [Sentech, Inc.; Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL; Sullivan, John [University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute; Cleary, Timothy [Sentech, Inc.; Ward, Jake [U.S. Department of Energy

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Sentech, Inc., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)/University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have conducted a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Market Introduction Study to identify and assess the effect of potential policies, regulations, and temporary incentives as key enablers for a successful market debut. The timeframe over which market-stimulating incentives would be implemented - and the timeframe over which they would be phased out - are suggested. Possible sources of revenue to help fund these mechanisms are also presented. In addition, pinch points likely to emerge during market growth are identified and proposed solutions presented. Finally, modeling results from ORNL's Market Acceptance of Advanced Automotive Technologies (MA3T) Model and UMTRI's Virtual AutoMotive MarketPlace (VAMMP) Model were used to quantify the expected effectiveness of the proposed policies and to recommend a consensus strategy aimed at transitioning what begins as a niche industry into a thriving and sustainable market by 2030. The primary objective of the PHEV Market Introduction Study is to identify the most effective means for accelerating the commercialization of PHEVs in order to support national energy and economic goals. Ideally, these mechanisms would maximize PHEV sales while minimizing federal expenditures. To develop a robust market acceleration program, incentives and policies must be examined in light of: (1) clarity and transparency of the market signals they send to the consumer; (2) expenditures and resources needed to support them; (3) expected impacts on the market for PHEVs; (4) incentives that are compatible and/or supportive of each other; (5) complexity of institutional and regulatory coordination needed; and (6) sources of funding.

  5. Impacts of Humic Injection Experiments on the South Oyster Field Research Site

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    John F. McCarthy

    2004-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A closure plan for the South Oyster Focus Area (SOFA) is being implemented to assess the impacts of a series of experimental injections of microorganisms, tracers and chemical amendments on the chemical and physical properties of the aquifer. The proposed research addresses environmental monitoring of humic substances injected into the aquifer, as described in the Site Closure Plan for the South Oyster Field Research Site. The goal of the research is to demonstrate that the dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the groundwater at and downgradient from the injection site has returned to a pre-injection �baseline� conditions with respect to either the concentration or chemical composition of the DOM. For clarity, the humic solution injected during the experiment will be referred to as �humic injectate.� The term �DOM� will refer to the organic material recovered in the groundwater, which includes the autochthonous groundwater DOM as well as any of the humic injectate remaining in the groundwater. Specific objectives include: � Estimate the amount of humic material remaining in the aquifer at the completion of the push-pull experiment and the potential for environmental impacts due to release of humics retained on the sediments. � Monitor the DOM concentrations in groundwater over time at the injection well and at sampling locations within the potential downgradient plume of the injected tracers. � Evaluate the chemical composition of the DOM to determine whether the injection experiment had an impact of the chemical properties of the aquifer. The product of this research will be a contribution to the Site Closure Report documenting the impact of the humic experiments on the aquifer. Return of the aquifer to a �baseline� conditions will be achieved if the DOM concentrations in the groundwater are determined over the course of the research to have decreased to the pre-injection level, or if the chemical properties of the DOM are similar to that of the autochthonous DOM.

  6. Expert operator preferences in remote manipulator control systems

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    Sundstrom, E. [Human Machine Interfaces, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Draper, J.V. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Fausz, A.; Woods, H. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a survey of expert remote manipulator operators designed to identify features of control systems related to operator efficiency and comfort. It provides information for designing the control center for the Single-Shell Tank Waste Retrieval Manipulator System (TWRMS) Test Bed, described in a separate report. Research questions concerned preferred modes of control, optimum work sessions, sources of operator fatigue, importance of control system design features, and desired changes in control rooms. Participants comprised four expert remote manipulator operators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who individually have from 9 to 20 years of experience using teleoperators. The operators had all used rate and position control, and all preferred bilateral (force-reflecting) position control. They reported spending an average of 2.75 h in control of a teleoperator system during a typical shift. All were accustomed to working in a crew of two and alternating control and support roles in 2-h rotations in an 8-h shift. Operators reported that fatigue in using remote manipulator systems came mainly from watching TV monitors and making repetitive motions. Three of four experienced symptoms, including headaches and sore eyes, wrists, and back. Of 17 features of control rooms rated on importance, highest ratings went to comfort and support provided by the operator chair, location of controls, location of video monitors, video image clarity, types of controls, and control modes. When asked what they wanted to change, operators said work stations designed for comfort; simpler, lighter hand-controls; separate controls for each camera; better placement of remote camera; color monitors; and control room layouts that support crew interaction. Results of this small survey reinforced the importance of ergonomic factors in remote manipulation.

  7. Particle count monitoring of reverse osmosis water treatment for removal of low-level radionuclides

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    Moritz, E.J.; Hoffman, C.R.; Hergert, T.R.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Laser diode particle counting technology and analytical measurements were used to evaluate a pilot-scale reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system for removal of particulate matter and sub-picocurie low-level radionuclides. Stormwater mixed with Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) effluent from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS), formerly a Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons production facility, were treated. No chemical pretreatment of the water was utilized during this study. The treatment system was staged as follows: multimedia filtration, granular activated carbon adsorption, hollow tube ultrafiltration, and reverse osmosis membrane filtration. Various recovery rates and two RO membrane models were tested. Analytical measurements included total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), gross alpha ({alpha}) and gross beta ({beta}) activity, uranium isotopes {sup 233/234}U and {sup 238}U, plutonium {sup 239/240}Pu, and americium {sup 241}Am. Particle measurement between 1--150 microns ({mu}) included differential particle counts (DPC), and total particle counts (TPC) before and after treatment at various sampling points throughout the test. Performance testing showed this treatment system produced a high quality effluent in clarity and purity. Compared to raw water levels, TSS was reduced to below detection of 5 milligrams per liter (mg/L) and TDS reduced by 98%. Gross {alpha} was essentially removed 100%, and gross {beta} was reduced an average of 94%. Uranium activity was reduced by 99%. TPC between 1-150{mu} were reduced by an average 99.8% to less than 1,000 counts per milliliter (mL), similar in purity to a good drinking water treatment plant. Raw water levels of {sup 239/240}Pu and {sup 241}Am were below reliable quantitation limits and thus no removal efficiencies could be determined for these species.

  8. Effect of CO2 gasification reaction on oxycombustion of pulverized coal char.

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    Molina, Alejandro (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia); Hecht, Ethan S.; Shaddix, Christopher R.; Haynes, Brian S. (University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For oxy-combustion with flue gas recirculation, as is commonly employed, it is recognized that elevated CO{sub 2} levels affect radiant transport, the heat capacity of the gas, and other gas transport properties. A topic of widespread speculation has concerned the effect of the CO{sub 2} gasification reaction with coal char on the char burning rate. To give clarity to the likely impact of this reaction on the oxy-fuel combustion of pulverized coal char, the Surface Kinetics in Porous Particles (SKIPPY) code was employed for a range of potential CO{sub 2} reaction rates for a high-volatile bituminous coal char particle (130 {micro}m diameter) reacting in several O{sub 2} concentration environments. The effects of boundary layer chemistry are also examined in this analysis. Under oxygen-enriched conditions, boundary layer reactions (converting CO to CO{sub 2}, with concomitant heat release) are shown to increase the char particle temperature and burning rate, while decreasing the O{sub 2} concentration at the particle surface. The CO{sub 2} gasification reaction acts to reduce the char particle temperature (because of the reaction endothermicity) and thereby reduces the rate of char oxidation. Interestingly, the presence of the CO{sub 2} gasification reaction increases the char conversion rate for combustion at low O{sub 2} concentrations, but decreases char conversion for combustion at high O{sub 2} concentrations. These calculations give new insight into the complexity of the effects from the CO{sub 2} gasification reaction and should help improve the understanding of experimentally measured oxy-fuel char combustion and burnout trends in the literature.

  9. A First Class Constraint Generates Not a Gauge Transformation, But a Bad Physical Change: The Case of Electromagnetism

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    J. Brian Pitts

    2014-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In Dirac-Bergmann constrained dynamics, a first-class constraint typically does not _alone_ generate a gauge transformation. Each first-class constraint in Maxwell's theory generates a change in the electric field E by an arbitrary gradient, spoiling Gauss's law. The secondary constraint p^i,_i=0 still holds, but being a function of derivatives of momenta (mere auxiliary fields), it is not directly about the observable electric field (a function of derivatives of A), which couples to charge. Only a special combination of the two first-class constraints, the Anderson-Bergmann-Castellani gauge generator G, leaves E unchanged. Likewise only that combination leaves the canonical action invariant---an argument independent of observables. If one uses a first-class constraint to generate instead a canonical transformation, one partly strips the canonical coordinates of physical meaning as electromagnetic potentials, vindicating the Anderson-Bergmann Lagrangian orientation of interesting canonical transformations. The need to keep gauge-invariant q,t-dH/dp=-E-p=0 supports using the gauge generator and primary Hamiltonian rather than the separate first-class constraints and the extended Hamiltonian. Partly paralleling Pons's criticism, it is shown that Dirac's proof that a first-class primary constraint generates a gauge transformation, by comparing evolutions from _identical_ initial data, cancels out and hence fails to detect the alterations made to the initial state. It also neglects the arbitrary coordinates multiplying the secondary constraints _inside_ the canonical Hamiltonian. Thus the gauge-generating property has been ascribed to the primaries alone. Hence the Dirac conjecture about secondary first-class constraints as generating gauge transformations rests upon a false presupposition about primary first-class constraints. Clarity about electromagnetism help with GR.

  10. A good integrated resource plan: Guidelines for electric utilities and regulators

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    Hirst, E.

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated resource planning helps utilities and state regulatory commissions consistently assess a broad range of demand and supply resources to meet customer energy-service needs cost-effectively. Key characteristics of this planning approach include: explicit consideration and fair treatment of a wide variety of demand and supply options, consideration of the environmental and other social costs of providing energy services, public participation in the development of the resource plan, and analysis of the uncertainties associated with different external factors and resource options. Integrated resource planning differs from traditional planning in the types and scope of resources considered, the owners of the resources, the organizations involved in resource planning, and the criteria for resource selection. This report presents suggestions to utilities on how to conduct such planning and what to include in their resource-planning reports. These suggestions are based on a review of about 50 resource plans as well as discussions with and presentations to regulators and utilities. The suggestions cover four broad topics; the technical competence with which the plan was developed; the adequacy, detail, and consistency (with the long-term plan) of the short-term action plan; the extent to which the interests of various stakeholders was considered, both in public participation in plan development and in the variety of resource plans developedand assessed; and the clarity and comprehensiveness of the utility's report on its plan. Technical competence includes energy and demand forecasts, assessment of supply and demand resources, resource integration, and treatment of uncertainty. Issues associated with forecasts include forecasting approaches; links between the forecasts of energy use and peak demands; and links between the forecasts and the effects of past, present, and future demand-side management programs.

  11. A good integrated resource plan: Guidelines for electric utilities and regulators

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    Hirst, E.

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated resource planning helps utilities and state regulatory commissions consistently assess a broad range of demand and supply resources to meet customer energy-service needs cost-effectively. Key characteristics of this planning approach include: explicit consideration and fair treatment of a wide variety of demand and supply options, consideration of the environmental and other social costs of providing energy services, public participation in the development of the resource plan, and analysis of the uncertainties associated with different external factors and resource options. Integrated resource planning differs from traditional planning in the types and scope of resources considered, the owners of the resources, the organizations involved in resource planning, and the criteria for resource selection. This report presents suggestions to utilities on how to conduct such planning and what to include in their resource-planning reports. These suggestions are based on a review of about 50 resource plans as well as discussions with and presentations to regulators and utilities. The suggestions cover four broad topics; the technical competence with which the plan was developed; the adequacy, detail, and consistency (with the long-term plan) of the short-term action plan; the extent to which the interests of various stakeholders was considered, both in public participation in plan development and in the variety of resource plans developedand assessed; and the clarity and comprehensiveness of the utility`s report on its plan. Technical competence includes energy and demand forecasts, assessment of supply and demand resources, resource integration, and treatment of uncertainty. Issues associated with forecasts include forecasting approaches; links between the forecasts of energy use and peak demands; and links between the forecasts and the effects of past, present, and future demand-side management programs.

  12. Steam Dryer Segmentation and Packaging at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station - 13577

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    Kreitman, Paul J.; Sirianni, Steve R.; Pillard, Mark M. [Westinghouse Nuclear Services, 1 Energy Drive, Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044 (United States)] [Westinghouse Nuclear Services, 1 Energy Drive, Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Entergy recently performed an Extended Power Up-rate (EPU) on their Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, near Port Gibson, Mississippi. To support the EPU, a new Steam Dryer Assembly was installed during the last refueling outage. Due to limited access into the containment, the large Replacement Steam Dryer (RSD) had to be brought into the containment in pieces and then final assembly was completed on the refueling floor before installation into the reactor. Likewise, the highly contaminated Original Steam Dryer (OSD) had to be segmented into manageable sections, loaded into specially designed shielded containers, and rigged out of containment where they will be safely stored until final disposal is accomplished at an acceptable waste repository. Westinghouse Nuclear Services was contracted by Entergy to segment, package and remove the OSD from containment. This work was performed on critical path during the most recent refueling outage. The segmentation was performed underwater to minimize radiation exposure to the workers. Special hydraulic saws were developed for the cutting operations based on Westinghouse designs previously used in Sweden to segment ABB Reactor Internals. The mechanical cutting method was selected because of its proven reliability and the minimal cutting debris that is generated by the process. Maintaining stability of the large OSD sections during cutting was accomplished using a custom built support stand that was installed into the Moisture Separator Pool after the Moisture Separator was installed back in the reactor vessel. The OSD was then moved from the Steam Dryer Pool to the Moisture Separator Pool for segmentation. This scenario resolved the logistical challenge of having two steam dryers and a moisture separator in containment simultaneously. A water filtration/vacuum unit was supplied to maintain water clarity during the cutting and handling operations and to collect the cutting chips. (authors)

  13. ROTARY FILTER FINES TESTING FOR SMALL COLUMN ION EXCHANGE

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    Herman, D.

    2011-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    SRNL was requested to quantify the amount of 'fines passage' through the 0.5 micron membranes currently used for the rotary microfilter (RMF). Testing was also completed to determine if there is any additional benefit to utilizing a 0.1 micron filter to reduce the amount of fines that could pass through the filter. Quantifying of the amount of fines that passed through the two sets of membranes that were tested was accomplished by analyzing the filtrate by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES) for titanium. Even with preparations to isolate the titanium, all samples returned results of less than the instrument's detection limit of 0.184 mg/L. Test results show that the 0.5 micron filters produced a significantly higher flux while showing a negligible difference in filtrate clarity measured by turbidity. The first targeted deployment of the RMF is with the Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) at the Savannah River Site (SRS). SCIX uses crystalline silicotitanate (CST) to sorb cesium to decontaminate a clarified salt solution. The passage of fine particles through the filter membranes in sufficient quantities has the potential to impact the downstream facilities. To determine the amount of fines passage, a contract was established with SpinTek Filtration to operate a 3-disk pilot scale unit with prototypic filter disk and various feeds and two different filter disk membranes. SpinTek evaluated a set of the baseline 0.5 micron filter disks as well as a set of 0.1 micron filter disks to determine the amount of fine particles that would pass the membrane and to determine the flux each set produced. The membrane on both disk sets is manufactured by the Pall Corporation (PMM 050). Each set of disks was run with three feed combinations: prototypically ground CST, CST plus monosodium titanate (MST), and CST, MST, plus Sludge Batch 6 (SB6) simulant. Throughout the testing, samples of the filtrate were collected, measured for turbidity, and sent back to SRNL for analysis to quantify the amount of fines that passed through the membrane. It should be noted that even though ground CST was tested, it will be transferred to the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) feed tank and is not expected to require filtration.

  14. Measurement of the melting point temperature of several lithium-sodium-beryllium fluoride salt (FLINABE) mixtures.

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    Boyle, Timothy J.; Troncosa, Kenneth P.; Nygren, Richard Einar; Lutz, Thomas Joseph; McDonald, Jimmie M.; Tanaka, Tina Joan; Ulrickson, Michael Andrew

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The molten salt Flibe, a combination of lithium and beryllium flourides, was studied for molten salt fission reactors and has been proposed as a breeder and coolant for the fusion applications. 2LiF-BeF{sub 2} melts at 460 C. LiF-BeF{sub 2} melts at a lower temperature, 363 C, but is rather viscous and has less lithium breeder. In the Advanced Power Extraction (APEX) Program, concepts with a free flowing ternary molten salt for the first wall surface and blanket were investigated. The molten salt (FLiNaBe, a ternary mixture of LiF, BeF2 and NaF) salt was selected because a melting temperature below 350 C that would provide an attractive operating temperature window for a reactor application appeared possible. This information came from a Russian binary phase diagram and a US ternary phase diagram in the 1960's that were not wholly consistent. To confirm that a ternary salt with a low melting temperature existed, several combinations of the fluoride salts, LiF, NaF and, BeF{sub 2}, were melted in a small stainless steel crucible under vacuum. The proportions of the three salts were selected to yield conglomerate salts with as low a melting temperature as possible. The temperature of the salts and the crucible were recorded during the melting and subsequent re-solidification using a thermocouple directly in the salt pool and two thermocouples embedded in the crucible. One mixture had an apparent melting temperature of 305 C. Particular attention was paid to the cooling curve of the salt temperature to observe evidence of any mixed intermediate phases between the fully liquid and fully solid states. The clarity, texture, and thickness were observed and noted as well. The test system, preparation of the mixtures, and the melting procedure are described. The temperature curves for the melting and cooling of each of the mixtures are presented along with the apparent melting points. Thermal modeling of the salt pool and crucible was also done and is reported in a separate paper.

  15. Examination of Organic Carryover from 2-cm Contactors to Support the Modular CSSX Unit

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    Nash, Charles A.; Norato, Michael A.; Walker; D. Douglas; Pierce, Robert A.; Eubanks, Ronnye A.; Clark, James D.; Smith, Wilson M. Jr.; Crump, Stephen L.; Nelson, D. Zane; Fink, Samuel D.; Peters, Thomas B.; May, Cecil G.; Herman, David T.; Bolton, Henry L.

    2005-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A bank of four 2-cm centrifugal contactors was operated in countercurrent fashion to help address questions about organic carryover for the Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) Unit (MCU). The contactors, having weirs sized for strip operation, were used to examine carryover for both strip effluent (SE) and decontaminated salt solution (DSS). Since only one bank of contactors was available in the short time frame of this work, the organic phase and only one aqueous phase were present in the flow loops at a time. Personnel maintained flowsheet-typical organic phase to aqueous phase (O:A) flow ratios when varying flow rates. Solvent from two different batches were tested with strip solution. In addition, potential mitigations of pH adjustment and coalescing media were examined. The experiment found that organic carryover after decanting averaged 220 ppm by mass with a range of 74 to 417 ppm of Isopar{reg_sign} L for strip effluent (SE)/organic solvent contacts. These values are based on measured modifier. Values were bounded by a value of 95 ppm based upon Isopar{reg_sign} L values as reported. The higher modifier-based numbers are considered more reliable at this time. Carryover of Isopar{reg_sign} L in DSS simulant averaged 77 ppm by mass with a range of 70 to 88 ppm of Isopar{reg_sign} L based on modifier content. The carryover was bounded by a value of 19 ppm based upon Isopar{reg_sign} L values as reported. More work is needed to resolve the discrepancy between modifier and Isopar{reg_sign} L values. The work did not detect organic droplets greater than 18 microns in SE. Strip output contained droplets down to 0.5 micron in size. Droplets in DSS were almost monodisperse by comparison, having a size range 4.7 +/- 1.6 micron in one test and 5.2 +/- 0.8 micron in the second demonstration. Optical microscopy provided qualitative results confirming the integrity of droplet size measurements in this work. Acidic or basic adjustments of aqueous strip solution from pH 3 to 1 and from pH 3 to 11 were not effective in clarifying the aqueous dispersions of organic droplets. Use of a 0.7-micron rated glass fiber filter of 3/4 mm thickness under gravity flow provided significant reduction in organic content and increased clarity. A 2 inch element stack of ''Teflon{reg_sign} Fiber Interceptor-Pak{trademark}'' media from ACS Separations, Inc. was not effective in clarifying DSS simulant.

  16. POOL WATER TREATMENT AND COOLING SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT

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    V. King

    2000-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pool Water Treatment and Cooling System is located in the Waste Handling Building (WHB), and is comprised of various process subsystems designed to support waste handling operations. This system maintains the pool water temperature within an acceptable range, maintains water quality standards that support remote underwater operations and prevent corrosion, detects leakage from the pool liner, provides the capability to remove debris from the pool, controls the pool water level, and helps limit radiological exposure to personnel. The pool structure and liner, pool lighting, and the fuel staging racks in the pool are not within the scope of the Pool Water Treatment and Cooling System. Pool water temperature control is accomplished by circulating the pool water through heat exchangers. Adequate circulation and mixing of the pool water is provided to prevent localized thermal hotspots in the pool. Treatment of the pool water is accomplished by a water treatment system that circulates the pool water through filters, and ion exchange units. These water treatment units remove radioactive and non-radioactive particulate and dissolved solids from the water, thereby providing the water clarity needed to conduct waste handling operations. The system also controls pool water chemistry to prevent advanced corrosion of the pool liner, pool components, and fuel assemblies. Removal of radioactivity from the pool water contributes to the project ALARA (as low as is reasonably achievable) goals. A leak detection system is provided to detect and alarm leaks through the pool liner. The pool level control system monitors the water level to ensure that the minimum water level required for adequate radiological shielding is maintained. Through interface with a demineralized water system, adequate makeup is provided to compensate for loss of water inventory through evaporation and waste handling operations. Interface with the Site Radiological Monitoring System provides continuous radiological monitoring of the pool water. The Pool Water Treatment and Cooling System interfaces with the Waste Handling Building System, Site-Generated Radiological Waste Handling System, Site Radiological Monitoring System, Waste Handling Building Electrical System, Site Water System, and the Monitored Geologic Repository Operations Monitoring and Control System.

  17. Proposal for ENDF formats that describe emission of post-fission beta-delayed photons

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    Brown, D; Pruet, J; Hedstrom, G; Hall, J; Descalle, M

    2004-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Fission of heavy nuclides is accompanied by the birth of neutron rich fragment nuclei born in highly excited states. Following emission of prompt neutrons and {gamma}-rays, these fragments are typically left with atomic numbers that are 3-4 units smaller than stable nuclei with the same mass number. As these nuclides undergo {beta} decay to reach stability, a large number of {gamma}-rays are emitted. Figure 1 illustrates some of the processes leading to emission of {beta} delayed photons. A variety of applications (most notably those concerned with the detection and identification of clandestine fissile material) would benefit from a clear description of the spectral and temporal evolution of these {gamma}-rays. This proposal describes formats for representing emission of delayed photons and is based on the analysis presented in. At the present time, no single evaluated data set exists that directly provides for the temporal evolution of {gamma} rays from the decay of the fission products. However, evaluated data sets containing all of the physical parameters required for such calculations have been prepared. These include estimates of the independent and cumulative fission yields of all fission products, branching ratios in the decay of ground and isomeric states, lifetimes of these states, and the spectra of {gamma} rays emitted in their decay. Sizeable uncertainties and possibly significant errors are likely present concerning the shortest-lived fission products. However, the high-energy {gamma}-ray spectra generated from some of these data sets have been shown to be in reasonable agreement with initial experiments designed specifically to test them under conditions likely to be of interest to interrogation of sea-going cargo containers. For clarity we emphasize that the relationship between delayed neutron emission and delayed photon emission is tenuous. Only a small fraction of fission fragments - typically those characterized by large decay Q values - undergo {beta}{sup -}n emission. However, essentially all fission fragment decays result in the emission of a few photons. Also, it would be impractical to accurately specify and measure energies of delayed neutrons. By contrast, most fission fragments have decay spectra known to sub-keV accuracy that are readily resolved with inexpensive field HpGe detectors.

  18. A Strategy for Skills to meet the demands of Nuclear Decommissioning and Clean-up in the UK

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    Brownridge, M.; Ensor, B. [Nigel Couzens and Ian Hudson, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Herdus House, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Moor Row, Cumbria, CA (United Kingdom)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The NDA remit as set out within the Energy Act includes - 'to ensure the availability of skills required to deliver the overall decommissioning and nuclear clean-up mission'. The NDA approach to meeting their statutory obligation is by: - finding the best ways of re-training, re-skilling or re-deploying people in a way that encourages a more flexible workforce; - identifying and communicating the skills and workforce requirements to deliver the mission; and - developing the infrastructure and capability initiatives in line with long term needs, for example, a National Skills Academy for Nuclear, Nuclear Institute, National Graduate Scheme, and - developing locally specific provision. Firstly, NDA has set the requirement for nuclear sites to write down within the Life Time Plans (LTP), at a high level, their Site Skills Strategies; furthermore, a National Skills Working Group has been established to develop tactical cross sector solutions to support the NDA's Skills Strategy. In support of the short, medium and long term needs to meet demands of the NDA sites and the nuclear decommissioning sector, as well as being aware of the broader nuclear sector, investments have been made in infrastructure and skills programmes such as: - A National Skills Academy for Nuclear - including UK wide representation of the whole nuclear sector; - A Nuclear Institute in partnership with the University of Manchester focussing on world class research and skills in Radiation Sciences and Decommissioning Engineering; - Post Graduate sponsorship for decommissioning related projects; - A National Graduate Scheme partnership with nuclear related employers; - Vocational qualifications and Apprenticeship Schemes - Engaging 14-19 year old students to encourage the take up of Science related subjects; and - A sector wide 'Skills Passport'. In conclusion: The skills challenge has many dimensions but requires addressing due to the clear link to improved business performance and the availability of key resources in a diminishing and competitive environment. The diminishing skill base is due to reasons such as demographics and competition from other industries such as the oil industry. Getting the balance between meeting regional and national requirements will prove critical to success. The lack of clarity on the long term needs will also drive the strategy. NDA recognises that the work to date is the beginning of a long term approach and programme. We have developed a skills strategy that is consistent across all 20 sites and examples of key developments in infrastructure are in progress. Looking forward NDA will seek benchmarking opportunities and ways to make tangible links between skills and performance. (authors)

  19. LINEAR COLLIDER PHYSICS RESOURCE BOOK FOR SNOWMASS 2001.

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    ABE,T.; DAWSON,S.; HEINEMEYER,S.; MARCIANO,W.; PAIGE,F.; TURCOT,A.S.; ET AL

    2001-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The American particle physics community can look forward to a well-conceived and vital program of experimentation for the next ten years, using both colliders and fixed target beams to study a wide variety of pressing questions. Beyond 2010, these programs will be reaching the end of their expected lives. The CERN LHC will provide an experimental program of the first importance. But beyond the LHC, the American community needs a coherent plan. The Snowmass 2001 Workshop and the deliberations of the HEPAP subpanel offer a rare opportunity to engage the full community in planning our future for the next decade or more. A major accelerator project requires a decade from the beginning of an engineering design to the receipt of the first data. So it is now time to decide whether to begin a new accelerator project that will operate in the years soon after 2010. We believe that the world high-energy physics community needs such a project. With the great promise of discovery in physics at the next energy scale, and with the opportunity for the uncovering of profound insights, we cannot allow our field to contract to a single experimental program at a single laboratory in the world. We believe that an e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} linear collider is an excellent choice for the next major project in high-energy physics. Applying experimental techniques very different from those used at hadron colliders, an e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} linear collider will allow us to build on the discoveries made at the Tevatron and the LHC, and to add a level of precision and clarity that will be necessary to understand the physics of the next energy scale. It is not necessary to anticipate specific results from the hadron collider programs to argue for constructing an e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} linear collider; in any scenario that is now discussed, physics will benefit from the new information that e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} experiments can provide.

  20. A Current Perspective on Photocatalysis

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    Fujita, E.; Muckerman, J.T.; Domen, K.

    2011-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The efficient conversion of solar photons into solar electricity and solar fuels is one of the most important scientific challenges of this century owing to dwindling fossil fuel reserves and the need for clean energy. While research in the direct conversion of solar energy to electricity in the areas of low-cost photovoltaic (PV) systems based on all-inorganic semiconductors, dye-sensitized solar cells, organic, and molecular PV is more technically advanced than its direct conversion to fuels, electricity may not be the ultimate primary solar energy conversion choice owing to the intermittence of solar radiation, the considerable energy loss during transmission, the availability of cost-effective storage media for electricity, and the continuing need for liquid transportation fuels. On the other hand, the direct conversion of solar photons to fuels such as H{sub 2}, CO, alcohols, and hydrocarbons using H{sub 2}O and CO{sub 2} as feedstocks offers a solution for the storage and distribution of solar energy in the form of stable chemical bonds that can be activated to provide energy at arbitrary times and locations. The latter approach to photocatalysis is generally called artificial photosynthesis, and has received renewed interest over the past five or so years. While 'photocatalysis' has not traditionally been restricted to the generation of 'solar fuels,' and has included the production of other useful chemicals, polymerization, and environmental remediation applications, the recent upsurge of interest has been driven mostly by renewable energy issues. It was the pioneering work on photo-electrochemical splitting of water to H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} by n-type TiO{sub 2} using ultraviolet light, by Fujishima and Honda in 1972, that ushered in the area of research that has come to be known as 'solar fuels,' and that has led to the terms 'photocatalysis' and 'solar fuels' becoming almost synonymous. This special issue of ChemSusChem is devoted to providing a current perspective on the field of photocatalysis. It contains invited papers from leading researchers in a wide range of important aspects of the field that address materials, photophysical, photochemical, and electrocatalysis issues. The area remains primarily the domain of basic research studies because progress toward the promise offered by the early work has (at least until recently) been slow, despite its significance having become increasingly recognized. The present collection of papers deals with new semiconductor photocatalysts, molecular catalysts for hydrogen production and water oxidation, dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells, and electrochemical CO{sub 2} reduction. Overall photochemical water splitting without any applied bias potential is achieved in several systems, especially under UV irradiation. Further advances are also achieved in a few semiconductor systems, such as GaZn oxynitrides or two-step (so-called 'Z-scheme') systems to produce H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} without any sacrificial reagent under visible irradiation. When band gaps of semiconductors are narrowed to absorb more visible light for greater efficiency, or when band positions are not suitable for carrying out one-electron redox processes, multielectron catalysts are required to promote proton-coupled electron transfer reactions in producing solar fuels. In homogeneous photocatalysis systems, sacrificial reagents are typically used to investigate the catalytic activity, detailed kinetics, and mechanisms of a half reaction. Photoelectrolysis systems with immobilized catalysts (metals, metal oxides, or molecular catalysts) on electrodes can separate oxidized products, such as O{sub 2}, and reduced products, such as H{sub 2}, CO, CH{sub 3}OH, and others, by means of proton- or hydroxide-conducting membranes. The following paragraphs briefly summarize these contributions. In the area of UV-driven water splitting, Townsend et al. prepared Pt-and/or IrO{sub x}-coated niobate (Nb{sub 6}O{sub 17}{sup 4-}) nanoscrolls and tested photochemical water reduction with methanol as a sacrificial rea

  1. DEVELOPMENT OF A LAMINATED DISK FOR THE SPIN TEK ROTARY MICROFILTER

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    Herman, D.

    2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Funded by the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, EM-31, the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) partnered with SpinTek Filtration{trademark} to develop a filter disk that would withstand a reverse pressure or flow during operation of the rotary microfilter. The ability to withstand a reverse pressure and flow eliminates a potential accident scenario that could have resulted in damage to the filter membranes. While the original welded filter disks have been shown to withstand and reverse pressure/flow in the static condition, the filter disk design discussed in this report will allow a reverse pressure/flow while the disks are rotating. In addition, the laminated disk increases the flexibility during filter startup and cleaning operations. The new filter disk developed by SRNL and SpinTek is manufactured with a more open structure significantly reducing internal flow restrictions in the disk. The prototype was tested at the University of Maryland and demonstrated to withstand the reverse pressure due to the centrifugal action of the rotary filter. The tested water flux of the disk was demonstrated to be 1.34 gpm in a single disk test. By comparison, the water flux of the current disk was 0.49 gpm per disk during a 25 disk test. The disk also demonstrated rejection of solids by filtering a 5 wt % Strontium Carbonate slurry with a filtrate clarity of less the 1.4 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU) throughout the two hour test. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been working with SpinTek Filtration{trademark} to adapt the rotary microfilter for radioactive service in the Department of Energy (DOE) Complex. One potential weakness is the loose nature of the membrane on the filter disks. The current disk is constructed by welding the membrane at the outer edge of the disk. The seal for the center of the membrane is accomplished by an o-ring in compression for the assembled stack. The remainder of the membrane is free floating on the disk. This construction requires that a positive pressure be applied to the rotary filter tank to prevent the membrane from rising from the disk structure and potentially contacting the filter turbulence promoter. In addition, one accident scenario is a reverse flow through the filtrate line due to mis-alignment of valves resulting in the membrane rising from the disk structure. The structural integrity of the current disk has been investigated, and shown that the disk can withstand a significant reverse pressure in a static condition. However, the disk will likely incur damage if the filter stack is rotated during a reverse pressure. The development of a laminated disk would have several significant benefits for the operation of the rotary filter including the prevention of a compromise in filter disk integrity during a reverse flow accident, increasing operational flexibility, and increasing the self cleaning ability of the filter. A laminated disk would allow the filter rotor operation prior to a positive pressure in the filter tank. This would prevent the initial dead-head of the filter and prevent the resulting initial filter cake buildup. The laminated disk would allow rotor operation with cleaning fluid, eliminating the need for a recirculation pump. Additionally, a laminated disk would allow a reverse flow of fluid through the membrane pores removing trapped particles.

  2. Technical Assistance Program: Off to a Running Start (Newsletter)

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    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This newsletter describes key activities of the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs for Winter 2012. Between December 2, 2011, and January 15, 2012, 46 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes submitted applications to receive technical assistance through the program, which provides Tribes with on-the-ground technical support from DOE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) staff to help move tribal energy efficiency and renewable energy projects forward. The applications are being considered through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) selection process, which incorporates expert reviews and outreach to Tribes who present a need for assistance with their community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The final successful applicants will be selected based on the clarity of their requests for technical assistance and the ability of START to successfully work with each unique project or community. At least three selected Tribes in Alaska will receive technical assistance between March and May 2012, and up to five selected Tribes in the contiguous United States will receive technical assistance between March and August 2012. During the months of START Program activity, DOE and NREL experts will work in the two locations. In Alaska, START experts will work directly with community-based project teams to analyze local energy issues and provide assistance with energy projects and cost savings initiatives. This effort will be bolstered by DOE-IE's partnership with the Denali Commission, which will provide further assistance and expertise. In the lower 48 states, NREL experts will work with the selected renewable energy START projects to evaluate financial and technical feasibility and provide early development technical assistance to better position the projects for financing and construction. This on-the-ground technical assistance is part of a broader DOE-IE effort to make reliable, accurate technical information and skills-based training available to tribal communities throughout the United States. The primary goal of the START initiative, according to DOE-IE Director Tracey A. LeBeau, is to bring about the next generation of energy development in Indian Country. Through energy project planning, quality training, and technical assistance, The START program will leverage the early-stage resource characterization and pre-feasibility investments that DOE has made in Indian Country over the years, and unlock the energy resources that exist on tribal lands to help build a 21st century tribal energy economy. Working collaboratively with a select group of Tribes and Alaska Native entities, the DOE Office of Indian Energy, NREL, and the Denali Commission will empower tribal leaders to make informed energy decisions and help build capacity to bring tribal energy visions to fruition and get renewable energy projects off the ground, said LeBeau. Ultimately, these efforts will serve to further the Obama Administration and DOE's shared commitment to provide Native American and Alaska Native communities with the tools and resources they need to foster tribal energy self-sufficiency and sustainability, advancing job creation and enhancing economic competitiveness.

  3. Transacting generation attributes across market boundaries: Compatible information systems and the treatment of imports and exports

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    Grace, Robert; Wiser, Ryan

    2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Voluntary markets for ''green'' power, and mandatory policies such as fuel source disclosure requirements and renewables portfolio standards, each rely on the ability to differentiate electricity by the ''attributes'' of the generation. Throughout North America, electricity markets are devising accounting and verification systems for generation ''attributes'': those characteristics of a power plant's production such as fuel source and emissions that differentiate it from undifferentiated (or ''commodity'') electricity. These accounting and verification systems are intended to verify compliance with market mandates, create accurate disclosure labels, substantiate green power claims, and support emissions markets. Simultaneously, interest is growing in transacting (importing or exporting) generation attributes across electricity market borders, with or without associated electricity. Cross-border renewable attribute transactions have advantages and disadvantages. Broad access to markets may encourage more renewable generation at lower cost, but this result may conflict with desires to assure that at least some renewable resources are built locally to achieve either local policy goals or purchaser objectives. This report is intended to serve as a resource document for those interested in and struggling with cross-border renewable attribute transactions. The report assesses the circumstances under which renewable generation attributes from a ''source'' region might be recognized in a ''sink'' region. The report identifies several distinct approaches that might be used to account for and verify attribute import and export transactions, and assesses the suitability of these alternative approaches. Because policymakers have often made systems ''compatibility'' between market areas a pre-requisite to allowing cross-border renewable transactions, this report develops criteria for ''compatible information systems.'' Where fully compatible information systems do not exist, certain cross-border attribute transactions may still be deemed suitably credible and verifiable to be recognized; this report also identifies possible criteria for such ''compatible transactions.'' The importance of credibly addressing imports and exports of renewable energy attributes should be evident. A lack of clarity as to what generation can and cannot be recognized in various markets can paralyze investment in and contracting for renewable generation. The development of rules for imports and exports will also minimize the potential for ''double counting'' of renewable energy attributes, will help define where and at what cost renewable plants will be built, and will directly impact the location of the benefits that renewable generation provides. This report ultimately concludes that the ''correct'' approach to treating renewable energy imports and exports depends on the context and motivations behind the transaction or the mandate, and that the presence of practical constraints or multiple objectives of ten make selecting the best approach difficult. That said, the report urges those creating market rules to move quickly in defining valid cross-border transaction structures and to consider the implications of their decisions on the creation of viable markets for new renewable generation.

  4. Interactions of Ba{sub 2}YCu{sub 3}O{sub 6+y} with the Gd{sub 3}NbO{sub 7} buffer layer in coated conductors

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    Wong-Ng, W., E-mail: Winnie.wong-ng@nist.go [Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (United States); Yang, Z. [Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (United States); Kaduk, J.A. [INEOS Technology, Naperville, IL 60566-7011 (United States); Cook, L.P. [Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (United States); Paranthaman, M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A systematic study of the chemical interaction of Ba{sub 2}YCu{sub 3}O{sub 6+y} and Gd{sub 3}NbO{sub 7} was conducted under two processing conditions: purified air (21% p{sub o{sub 2}}), and 100 Pa p{sub o{sub 2}} (0.1% p{sub o{sub 2}}). Phases present along the pseudo-binary join Ba{sub 2}YCu{sub 3}O{sub 6z} and Gd{sub 3}NbO{sub 7} were found to be in two five-phase volumes within the BaO-1/2 Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}-1/2 Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}-CuO{sub y} system. Three common phases that are present in all samples are (Y,Gd){sub 2}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 5}, Ba(Y,Gd){sub 2}CuO{sub 5} and Cu{sub 2}O or CuO (depending on the processing conditions). The assemblies of phases can be categorized in three regions, with Ba{sub 2}YCu{sub 3}O{sub 6+y}: Gd{sub 3}NbO{sub 7} ratios of (I)<5.5:4.5; (II)=5.5:4.5; and (III)>5.5:4.5. The lowest melting temperature of the system was determined to be {approx}938 deg. C in air, and 850 deg. C at 100 Pa p{sub o{sub 2}}. Structure determinations of two selected phases, Ba{sub 2}(Gd{sub x}Y{sub 1-x})NbO{sub 6} (Fm3-barm, No. 225), and (Gd{sub x}Y{sub 3-x})NbO{sub 7} (C222{sub 1}, No. 20 and Ccmm, No. 63), were completed using the X-ray Rietveld refinement technique. Reference X-ray powder diffraction patterns for selected phases of Ba{sub 2}(Gd{sub x}Y{sub 1-x})NbO{sub 6} (x=0.2, 0.4, 0.6, and 0.8) and (Gd{sub x}Y{sub 3-x})NbO{sub 7} (x=0.6, 1.2, 1.8, 2.4 and 3) have been prepared for inclusion in the Powder Diffraction File (PDF). - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure for (Gd{sub x}Y{sub 3-x})NbO{sub 7} showing the partial layered feature. The alternate stacking of distorted NbO{sub 6} octahedra and (Gd,Y)O{sub 7} polyhedra are illustrated. The (Gd,Y)O{sub 8} polyhedra are omitted for clarity.

  5. Laboratory Guide for Residual Stress Sample Alignment and Experiment Planning-October 2011 Version

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    Cornwell, Paris A [ORNL; Bunn, Jeffrey R [ORNL; Schmidlin, Joshua E [ORNL; Hubbard, Camden R [ORNL

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The December 2010 version of the guide, ORNL/TM-2008/159, by Jeff Bunn, Josh Schmidlin, Camden Hubbard, and Paris Cornwell, has been further revised due to a major change in the GeoMagic Studio software for constructing a surface model. The Studio software update also includes a plug-in module to operate the FARO Scan Arm. Other revisions for clarity were also made. The purpose of this revision document is to guide the reader through the process of laser alignment used by NRSF2 at HFIR and VULCAN at SNS. This system was created to increase the spatial accuracy of the measurement points in a sample, reduce the use of neutron time used for alignment, improve experiment planning, and reduce operator error. The need for spatial resolution has been driven by the reduction in gauge volumes to the sub-millimeter level, steep strain gradients in some samples, and requests to mount multiple samples within a few days for relating data from each sample to a common sample coordinate system. The first step in this process involves mounting the sample on an indexer table in a laboratory set up for offline sample mounting and alignment in the same manner it would be mounted at either instrument. In the shared laboratory, a FARO ScanArm is used to measure the coordinates of points on the sample surface ('point cloud'), specific features and fiducial points. A Sample Coordinate System (SCS) needs to be established first. This is an advantage of the technique because the SCS can be defined in such a way to facilitate simple definition of measurement points within the sample. Next, samples are typically mounted to a frame of 80/20 and fiducial points are attached to the sample or frame then measured in the established sample coordinate system. The laser scan probe on the ScanArm can then be used to scan in an 'as-is' model of the sample as well as mounting hardware. GeoMagic Studio 12 is the software package used to construct the model from the point cloud the scan arm creates. Once a model, fiducial, and measurement files are created, a special program, called SScanSS combines the information and by simulation of the sample on the diffractometer can help plan the experiment before using neutron time. Finally, the sample is mounted on the relevant stress measurement instrument and the fiducial points are measured again. In the HFIR beam room, a laser tracker is used in conjunction with a program called CAM2 to measure the fiducial points in the NRSF2 instrument's sample positioner coordinate system. SScanSS is then used again to perform a coordinate system transformation of the measurement file locations to the sample positioner coordinate system. A procedure file is then written with the coordinates in the sample positioner coordinate system for the desired measurement locations. This file is often called a script or command file and can be further modified using excel. It is very important to note that this process is not a linear one, but rather, it often is iterative. Many of the steps in this guide are interdependent on one another. It is very important to discuss the process as it pertains to the specific sample being measured. What works with one sample may not necessarily work for another. This guide attempts to provide a typical work flow that has been successful in most cases.

  6. Linear Collider Physics Resource Book Snowmass 2001

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    Ronan (Editor), M.T.

    2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The American particle physics community can look forward to a well-conceived and vital program of experimentation for the next ten years, using both colliders and fixed target beams to study a wide variety of pressing questions. Beyond 2010, these programs will be reaching the end of their expected lives. The CERN LHC will provide an experimental program of the first importance. But beyond the LHC, the American community needs a coherent plan. The Snowmass 2001 Workshop and the deliberations of the HEPAP subpanel offer a rare opportunity to engage the full community in planning our future for the next decade or more. A major accelerator project requires a decade from the beginning of an engineering design to the receipt of the first data. So it is now time to decide whether to begin a new accelerator project that will operate in the years soon after 2010. We believe that the world high-energy physics community needs such a project. With the great promise of discovery in physics at the next energy scale, and with the opportunity for the uncovering of profound insights, we cannot allow our field to contract to a single experimental program at a single laboratory in the world. We believe that an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider is an excellent choice for the next major project in high-energy physics. Applying experimental techniques very different from those used at hadron colliders, an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider will allow us to build on the discoveries made at the Tevatron and the LHC, and to add a level of precision and clarity that will be necessary to understand the physics of the next energy scale. It is not necessary to anticipate specific results from the hadron collider programs to argue for constructing an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider; in any scenario that is now discussed, physics will benefit from the new information that e{sup +}e{sup -} experiments can provide. This last point merits further emphasis. If a new accelerator could be designed and built in a few years, it would make sense to wait for the results of each accelerator before planning the next one. Thus, we would wait for the results from the Tevatron before planning the LHC experiments, and wait for the LHC before planning any later stage. In reality accelerators require a long time to construct, and they require such specialized resources and human talent that delay can cripple what would be promising opportunities. In any event, we believe that the case for the linear collider is so compelling and robust that we can justify this facility on the basis of our current knowledge, even before the Tevatron and LHC experiments are done. The physics prospects for the linear collider have been studied intensively for more than a decade, and arguments for the importance of its experimental program have been developed from many different points of view. This book provides an introduction and a guide to this literature. We hope that it will allow physicists new to the consideration of linear collider physics to start from their own personal perspectives and develop their own assessments of the opportunities afforded by a linear collider.

  7. Essay: Bob Siemann-SLC Days at SLAC

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    Raubenheimer, Tor O.; /SLAC

    2011-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Bob Siemann was a great experimentalist and an excellent teacher.We will greatly miss him. Bob came to SLAC in early 1991 to work on the Stanford Linear Collider (SLC). The SLC was a challenging accelerator which began operating in the late 1980's but still had numerous obstacles to be overcome years into operation. One of the compounding difficulties was making reproducible measurements, since the stability of the collider was poor and the diagnostics were insufficient. Bob dove into this challenge and helped design experiments and diagnostics that provided further clarity. I first got to know Bob while I was still a graduate student, trying to finish my thesis and performing some experimental studies on the SLC, which, at the time, was proving to be very difficult. Most of my expertise had been in beam theory and simulation. Dealing with the real issues of the accelerator was challenging. Bob helped me understand the difference between systematic and statistical errors, and separate operational issues from the fundamental physics. His way of teaching was not to provide an explanation but to ask enough questions so that I could find the answer on my own - this was the best way to learn. I later asked Bob to be a reader on my thesis. As in all things, he took this role extremely seriously. He read through the draft and marked every page to the point where I was regretting my decision. However, his questions again helped me understand my own work better and greatly improved my thesis. Bob was also the de facto leader of an effort focused on the damping rings and the bunch compressors. He was great to work with. He made people think for themselves and refused to simply provide answers. He also worked hard himself, expressing real interest and curiosity. After the studies of the SLC damping rings identified a sawtooth instability due to the vacuum chamber impedance as a source of many downstream fluctuations, Bob took charge of upgrading the rings. As part of this program, I suggested an extensive upgrade that also replaced the dipoles with combined function magnets which might have reduced the horizontal emittance another factor of 3. Although he was extremely busy, Bob helped me develop the proposal and understand the magnetic limitations as well as the potential impacts on the beam dynamics. He helped me consider issues well beyond my initial scope. While the proposal never went anywhere and I think Bob had been aware that there was no funding to pursue the option, he saw that it would be a great learning experience for me and it was. In the early 1990's I had simulated a new regime for the beam-ion instability and, with Frank Zimmermann, I developed a model for the effect which was predicted to occur within the high current, low emittance bunch trains in future storage rings or linear colliders. I thought this was pretty good work but Bob convinced me that the next step had to be confirming the theory with measurements. Because the growth rate was inversely dependent on beam sizes and proportional to the vacuum pressure, measurements required significantly increasing the vacuum pressure in existing facilities. Most people discounted trying such an experiment, but with Bob's urging and suggestions and John Byrd's excitement, we managed to make the measurements at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Berkeley. By the mid-1990's Bob was completely focused on advanced acceleration concepts and I was not interacting with him as often. At the time, SLAC was putting together a large effort in designing and documenting a design for the Next Linear Collider (NLC) while constructing the NLC Test Accelerator. Bob was worried that a straightforward extrapolation of the microwave technology would be difficult to bring to fruition because of the cost. He wanted to focus on more cost-effective approaches that could enable future accelerators for high energy physics. As usual, he was correct. The experimental programs that he started in direct laser acceleration and plasma-wakefield acceleration have made great progress. He accomplished

  8. Office of the Chief Financial Officer Annual Report 2010

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    Fernandez, Jeffrey

    2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In March, a review team consisting of CFOs from other national laboratories, industry, and members of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) convened for three days to conduct a comprehensive peer review of the OCFO. This was the first time in almost a decade that the financial operations of the Laboratory had been reviewed. The Committee relayed their observations on our strengths, and their very thoughtful recommendations for improvement, which we are actively pursuing. These improvements, when implemented, will benefit the entire Laboratory for many years to come. The complete report is available on the OCFO website (www.lbl.gov/Workplace/CFO). In August, the senior management team of the OCFO participated in a strategic planning retreat. The purpose of the two and a half day exercise was, of course, to update our strategic plan, but instead of spending days developing a written document, we enlisted the expertise of a seasoned journalist who also happens to be a very talented graphic artist. He listened carefully to our ideas and committed them to a visual roadmap. All members of the OCFO, Business Managers, and the Laboratory Leadership Team reviewed this draft roadmap. By having a completely visual strategic plan that is posted widely throughout the OCFO, all employees can easily see and identify with the goals that we are all working towards. FY2010 was an extraordinary year. The Laboratory welcomed its seventh Director, Dr. Paul Alivisatos, who wasted no time communicating his vision and priorities for Berkeley Lab. They include five very ambitious initiatives: Carbon Cycle 2.0, The Next Generation Light Source, a Safe and Efficient Lab, Building Community, and Space. In response, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) developed twelve specific initiatives that align completely with these five priorities. We will be very focused on these in the coming fiscal year, but for now, let's review what happened in FY2010. FY2010 was a pivotal year for the Procurement and Property Department. A provision of the management contract that was signed fives years ago required us to achieve cost savings of $30M. I am proud to announce that this last fiscal year we reached that goal, in large part due to the implementation of eBuy, and the negotiation of strategic sourcing contracts. Our last wall-to-wall inventory exceeded all the Department of Energy's (DOE) national targets and DOE approved the LBNL property system unconditionally. Of the total inventory, 92.3% or 25,601 assets were accounted for using barcode scanning that made the inventory process much more efficient. The effective management of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds was strengthened by the continued successful partnership that LBNL shares with our DOE Site Office. They provided authority, support and clarity to this very complex task. The Laboratory's ARRA Stimulus Committee played a critical role in assuring internal controls, compliance with DOE regulations and quality financial management. The LBNL Budget Officer led a DOE complex-wide effort to identify and share how various DOE facilities track and report ARRA-funded projects, share best practices, evaluate issues and discuss solutions. LBNL has been recognized as a leader in this process and will continue to share knowledge and best practices with other DOE laboratories. Continuous education of our staff as well as the greater Laboratory population was still a major focus of the OCFO. With the help of many OCFO senior managers and staff that acted as subject-matter experts, the Core Financial Management Program was completely re-engineered and resulted in a revised classroom and web-based curriculum that will be formally rolled out Lab-wide in early FY2011. The Office of Sponsored Projects and Industry Partnerships (OSPIP) led the effort to select and purchase four Click Commerce software modules for the LBNL electronic Scientific Research Administration (eSRA) project. In early FY2010, the implementation of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) module,

  9. Scaling Up: Kilolumen Solid-State Lighting Exceeding 100 LPW via Remote Phosphor

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    Waqidi Falicoff

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This thirty-month project was successful in attaining its ambitious objectives of demonstrating a radically novel 'remote-phosphor' LED light source that can out-perform conventional conformal coated phosphor LED sources. Numerous technical challenges were met with innovative techniques and optical configurations. This product development program for a new generation of solid-state light sources has attained unprecedented luminosity (over 1 kilo-lumen) and efficacy (based on the criterion lumens per 100mw radiant blue). LPI has successfully demonstrated its proprietary technology for optical synthesis of large uniform sources out of the light output of an array of separated LEDs. Numerous multiple blue LEDs illuminate single a phosphor patch. By separating the LEDs from the phosphor, the phosphor and LEDs operate cooler and with higher efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions (from startup to steady state). Other benefits of the system include: better source uniformity, more types of phosphor can be used (chemical interaction and high temperatures are no longer an issue), and the phosphor can be made up from a pre-manufactured sheet (thereby lowering cost and complexity of phosphor deposition). Several laboratory prototypes were built and operated at the expected high performance level. The project fully explored two types of remote phosphor system: transmissive and reflective. The first was found to be well suited for a replacement for A19 type incandescent bulbs, as it was able to replicate the beam pattern of a traditional filament bulb. The second type has the advantages that it is pre-collimate source that has an adjustable color temperature. The project was divided in two phases: Phase I explored a transmissive design and Phase II of the project developed reflective architectures. Additionally, in Phase II the design of a spherical emitting transmissive remote phosphor bulb was developed that is suitable for replacement of A19 and similar light bulbs. In Phase II several new reflective remote phosphor systems were developed and patents applied for. This research included the development of reflective systems in which the short-pass filter operated at a nominal incidence angle of 15{sup o}, a major advancement of this technology. Another goal of the project was to show that it is possible to align multiple optics to multiple LEDs (spaced apart for better thermal management) to within an accuracy in the z-direction of 10 microns or less. This goal was achieved. A further goal was to show it is possible to combine and homogenize the output from multiple LEDs without any flux loss or significant increase in etendue. This goal also was achieved. The following color-coded computer drawing of the Phase 2 reflective remote phosphor prototype gives an idea of the accuracy challenges encountered in such an assembly. The actual setup has less functional clarity due to the numerous items of auxiliary equipment involved. Not only did 10 degrees of freedoms alignment have to be supplied to the LEDs and component prisms as well, but there were also micro-titrating glue dispensers and vacuum hoses. The project also utilized a recently introduced high-index glass, available in small customized prisms. This prototype also embodies a significant advance in thin-film design, by which an unprecedented 98% single-pass efficiency was attained over a 30 degree range of incidence angle (Patents Pending). Such high efficiency is especially important since it applies to the blue light going to the phosphor and then again to the phosphor's light, so that the 'system' efficiency associated with short-pass filter was 95.5%. Other losses have to be kept equally small, towards which a new type of ultra-clear injection-moldable acrylic was discovered and used to make ultra-transparent CPC optics. Several transmissive remote phosphor prototypes were manufactured that could replace screw-in type incandescent bulbs. The CRI of the white light from these prototypes varied from 55 to 93. The system efficiency achieved was between 27 to 29.5