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  1. Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort | Department of Energy

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  2. Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort | Department of Energy

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  3. Gold Nanoantennas

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An array of gold nanoantennas laced into an artificial membrane enhances the fluorescence intensity of three different molecules when they pass through plasmonic hot spots in the array. Watch for the blue, green and red flashes. The photobleaching at the end of each fluorescence event (white flashes) is indicative of single molecule observations.

  4. Strike Point Control for the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX)

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    Kolemen, E.; Gates, D. A.; Rowley, C. W.; Kasdin, N. J.; Kallman, J.; Gerhardt, S.; Soukhanovskii, V.; Mueller, D.

    2010-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the first control algorithm for the inner and outer strike point position for a Spherical Torus (ST) fusion experiment and the performance analysis of the controller. A liquid lithium divertor (LLD) will be installed on NSTX which is believed to provide better pumping than lithium coatings on carbon PFCs. The shape of the plasma dictates the pumping rate of the lithium by channeling the plasma to LLD, where strike point location is the most important shape parameter. Simulations show that the density reduction depends on the proximity of strike point to LLD. Experiments were performed to study the dynamics of the strike point, design a new controller to change the location of the strike point to desired location and stabilize it. The most effective PF coils in changing inner and outer strike points were identified using equilibrium code. The PF coil inputs were changed in a step fashion between various set points and the step response of the strike point position was obtained. From the analysis of the step responses, PID controllers for the strike points were obtained and the controller was tuned experimentally for better performance. The strike controller was extended to include the outer-strike point on the inner plate to accommodate the desired low outer-strike points for the experiment with the aim of achieving "snowflake" divertor configuration in NSTX.

  5. THE IMPACT OF HURRICANE STRIKES ON LOCAL CROPLAND PRODUCTIVITY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    THE IMPACT OF HURRICANE STRIKES ON LOCAL CROPLAND PRODUCTIVITY: EVIDENCE FROM THE CARIBBEAN Eric://www.enseignement.polytechnique.fr/economie/ mailto:chantal.poujouly@polytechnique.edu hal-00393883,version1-10Jun2009 #12;THE IMPACT OF HURRICANE° 2009-14 Abstract: We empirically estimate the impact of hurricane strikes on local crop productivity

  6. Gold Bullion International The Price and Future of Gold

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    Aronov, Boris

    of the first metals to be discovered by man · Gold was discovered in Ancient times and used by the ancient© Gold Bullion International The Price and Future of Gold November 2010 #12;© Gold Bullion an important part of a diversified portfolio because its price increases in response to events that cause

  7. 26 2010 Proceedings Symposium on Ash in North America GTR-NRS-P-72 STRIKE ONE! ALUMINUM. STRIKE TWO! MAPLE.

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    --bats used by high school and college players--also are made of aluminum (or a metal alloy) today. Considering all levels of baseball and softball, non-wood bats (aluminum, metal alloys, and composites) now26 2010 Proceedings Symposium on Ash in North America GTR-NRS-P-72 STRIKE ONE! ALUMINUM. STRIKE TWO

  8. Comparison of Blade-Strike Modeling Results with Empirical Data

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    Carlson, Thomas J.; Ploskey, Gene R.

    2004-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This study is the initial stage of further investigation into the dynamics of injury to fish during passage through a turbine runner. As part of the study, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) estimated the probability of blade strike, and associated injury, as a function of fish length and turbine operating geometry at two adjacent turbines in Powerhouse 1 of Bonneville Dam. Units 5 and 6 had identical intakes, stay vanes, wicket gates, and draft tubes, but Unit 6 had a new runner and curved discharge ring to minimize gaps between the runner hub and blades and between the blade tips and discharge ring. We used a mathematical model to predict blade strike associated with two Kaplan turbines and compared results with empirical data from biological tests conducted in 1999 and 2000. Blade-strike models take into consideration the geometry of the turbine blades and discharges as well as fish length, orientation, and distribution along the runner.

  9. Derivatized gold clusters and antibody-gold cluster conjugates

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    Hainfeld, J.F.; Furuya, F.R.

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Antibody- or antibody fragment-gold cluster conjugates are shown wherein the conjugate size can be as small as 5.0 nm. Methods and reagents are disclosed in which antibodies, Fab' or F(ab')[sub 2] fragments are covalently bound to a stable cluster of gold atoms. The gold clusters may contain 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 55 or 67 gold atoms in their inner core. The clusters may also contain radioactive gold. The antibody-cluster conjugates are useful in electron microscopy applications as well as in clinical applications that include imaging, diagnosis and therapy. 7 figs.

  10. Intercepting Tokens: The Empire Strikes Back in the Clone Wars

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    Intercepting Tokens: The Empire Strikes Back in the Clone Wars ¨Ozg¨ur Dagdelen Marc Fischlin on the weak model of one-time memory tokens. Our protocol only requires four moves, very basic opera- tions-proof hardware devices to relax assumptions dates back to the 80's [62, 50]. Indeed, security tokens

  11. Robert D. Kimble Deputy Program Executive Officer for Strike

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    and Deputy Program Manager for Production and Quality. From January 2000 to February 2001, Mr. Kimble of Maryland. He graduated from the Defense Systems Management College and the Senior Executive ManagementRobert D. Kimble Deputy Program Executive Officer for Strike Weapons, PEO(U&W) Naval Air Systems

  12. GOLD: The Genomes Online Database

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    Kyrpides, Nikos; Liolios, Dinos; Chen, Amy; Tavernarakis, Nektarios; Hugenholtz, Philip; Markowitz, Victor; Bernal, Alex

    Since its inception in 1997, GOLD has continuously monitored genome sequencing projects worldwide and has provided the community with a unique centralized resource that integrates diverse information related to Archaea, Bacteria, Eukaryotic and more recently Metagenomic sequencing projects. As of September 2007, GOLD recorded 639 completed genome projects. These projects have their complete sequence deposited into the public archival sequence databases such as GenBank EMBL,and DDBJ. From the total of 639 complete and published genome projects as of 9/2007, 527 were bacterial, 47 were archaeal and 65 were eukaryotic. In addition to the complete projects, there were 2158 ongoing sequencing projects. 1328 of those were bacterial, 59 archaeal and 771 eukaryotic projects. Two types of metadata are provided by GOLD: (i) project metadata and (ii) organism/environment metadata. GOLD CARD pages for every project are available from the link of every GOLD_STAMP ID. The information in every one of these pages is organized into three tables: (a) Organism information, (b) Genome project information and (c) External links. [The Genomes On Line Database (GOLD) in 2007: Status of genomic and metagenomic projects and their associated metadata, Konstantinos Liolios, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Nektarios Tavernarakis and Nikos C. Kyrpides, Nucleic Acids Research Advance Access published online on November 2, 2007, Nucleic Acids Research, doi:10.1093/nar/gkm884]

    The basic tables in the GOLD database that can be browsed or searched include the following information:

    • Gold Stamp ID
    • Organism name
    • Domain
    • Links to information sources
    • Size and link to a map, when available
    • Chromosome number, Plas number, and GC content
    • A link for downloading the actual genome data
    • Institution that did the sequencing
    • Funding source
    • Database where information resides
    • Publication status and information

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  13. Control of blood clotting using gold nanorods

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    De Puig Guixé, Helena

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have developed a method to externally control blood clotting using gold nanoparticles. Gold nanorods (NRs) have unique size and shape-dependent optical properties that can be used for externally controlled release of ...

  14. An overview of global gold market and gold price forecasting Shahriar Shafiee a,n

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    Boisvert, Jeff

    into the relationship between gold price and other key influencing variables, such as oil price and global inflationAn overview of global gold market and gold price forecasting Shahriar Shafiee a,n , Erkan Topal b classification: E31 O13 Q32 Keywords: Historical gold market Forecasting mineral prices Long-term trend reverting

  15. Assessment of performing an MST strike in Tank 21H

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    Poirier, Michael R.

    2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) tank mixing studies performed for the Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) project have shown that 3 Submersible Mixer Pumps (SMPs) installed in Tank 41 are sufficient to support actinide removal by MST sorption as well as subsequent resuspension and removal of settled solids. Savannah River Remediation (SRR) is pursuing MST addition into Tank 21 as part of the Large Tank Strike (LTS) project. The preliminary scope for LTS involves the use of three standard slurry pumps (installed in N, SE, and SW risers) in a Type IV tank. Due to the differences in tank size, internal interferences, and pump design, a separate mixing evaluation is required to determine if the proposed configuration will allow for MST suspension and strontium and actinide sorption. The author performed the analysis by reviewing drawings for Tank 21 [W231023] and determining the required cleaning radius or zone of influence for the pumps. This requirement was compared with previous pilot-scale MST suspension data collected for SCIX that determined the cleaning radius, or zone of influence, as a function of pump operating parameters. The author also reviewed a previous Tank 50 mixing analysis that examined the ability of standard slurry pumps to suspend sludge particles. Based on a review of the pilot-scale SCIX mixing tests and Tank 50 pump operating experience, three standard slurry pumps should be able to suspend sludge and MST to effectively sorb strontium and actinides onto the MST. Using the SCIX data requires an assumption about the impact of cooling coils on slurry pump mixing. The basis for this assumption is described in this report. Using the Tank 50 operating experience shows three standard slurry pumps should be able to suspend solids if the shear strength of the settled solids is less than 160 Pa. Because Tank 21 does not contain cooling coils, the shear strength could be larger.

  16. Short Communication Application of bare gold nanoparticles

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    Miksik, Ivan

    Short Communication Application of bare gold nanoparticles in open-tubular CEC separations of polyaromatic hydrocarbons and peptides In this study, bare gold nanoparticles (GNPs) immobilized in the sol capillary wall and improving their resolution. Keywords: CE / Gold nanoparticles / Peptides / Polyaromatic

  17. Gold Mining Impacts on Food Chain Mercury in Northwestern Sierra Nevada Streams

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    Slotton, Darell G; Ayers, Shaun M; Reuter, John E; Goldman, Charles R

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    KEYWORDS,' mercury, gold, mining, trout, invertebrates,GOLD MINING IMPACTS ON FOOD CHAIN MERCURY IN NORTHWESTERNduring the course of gold mining in the Gold Rush period of

  18. GOLD--2001 33.1 By Earle B. Amey

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    GOLD--2001 33.1 GOLD By Earle B. Amey Domestic survey data and tables were prepared by Mahbood, international data coordinator. Domestic gold mine production in 2001 fell to its lowest level since 1996.S. gold mine production was about $2.9 billion in 2001. Domestic gold exploration activity dropped

  19. Magneto-optical manipulation of surface plasmons in gold/ferromagnetic/gold multilayer films

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    Temnov, Vasily V.

    Modulation of the surface plasmon wave vector in composite gold/cobalt/gold multilayer films due to periodic magnetization switching in cobalt is observed with a tilted slit-groove microinterferometer.

  20. Opening the closed shop: the Galveston Longshoremen's Strike, 1920-1921

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    Abel, Joseph Anthony

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Beginning in March of 1920, the Galveston coastwise longshoremen?s strike against the Morgan-Southern Pacific and Mallory steamship lines was a pivotal moment in the history of organized labor in Texas. Local and statewide business interests proved...

  1. Argonne and CalBattery strike deal for silicon-graphene anode...

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    and CalBattery strike deal for silicon-graphene anode material By Angela Hardin * February 25, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint LEMONT, Ill. - The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National...

  2. The structure and evolution of small-displacement strike-slip faults in porous sandstone

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    Schafer, Kirk Wyatt

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The early-evolution of fault structure is inferred from analysis of detailed maps of portions of strike-slip faults with uniform displacements ranging from mm to decimeter in porous quartzose sandstone. Emphasis is on assessing the spatial...

  3. BPA Headquarters Now “Gold Certified” for Sustainability

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    BPA recently became the first federal agency in Portland, Oregon, to achieve the city's Sustainability at Work Gold Certification for sustainability efforts at its headquarters building.

  4. Water and Gold: A Promising Mix for Future Batteries

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    Water and Gold: A Promising Mix for Future Batteries Water and Gold: A Promising Mix for Future Batteries Berkeley Lab Study Reveals Molecular Structure of Water at Gold Electrodes...

  5. Noah Golding | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOrigin of Contamination in Many DevilsForumEnginesVacant Under Secretary for ScienceNoah Golding

  6. Surface Plasmon-Driven Water Reduction: Gold Nanoparticle Size...

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    Plasmon-Driven Water Reduction: Gold Nanoparticle Size Matters. Surface Plasmon-Driven Water Reduction: Gold Nanoparticle Size Matters. Abstract: Water reduction under two visible...

  7. Surface Plasmon Mediated Chemical Solution Deposition of Gold...

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    Plasmon Mediated Chemical Solution Deposition of Gold Nanoparticles on a Nanostructured Silver Surface. Surface Plasmon Mediated Chemical Solution Deposition of Gold Nanoparticles...

  8. Charge Retention by Gold Clusters on Surfaces Prepared Using...

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    soft landing of mass-selected ions. Ligand-stabilized gold clusters were prepared in methanol solution by reduction of chloro(triphenylphosphine)gold(I) with borane...

  9. A Renewable Electrochemical Magnetic Immunosensor Based on Gold...

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    Renewable Electrochemical Magnetic Immunosensor Based on Gold Nanoparticle Labels. A Renewable Electrochemical Magnetic Immunosensor Based on Gold Nanoparticle Labels. Abstract: A...

  10. Cryogenic CO2 Formation on Oxidized Gold Clusters Synthesized...

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    Cryogenic CO2 Formation on Oxidized Gold Clusters Synthesized via Reactive Layer Assisted Deposition. Cryogenic CO2 Formation on Oxidized Gold Clusters Synthesized via Reactive...

  11. Self assembly of acetylcholinesterase on a gold nanoparticles...

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    Self assembly of acetylcholinesterase on a gold nanoparticles-graphene nanosheet hybrid for organophosphate pesticide detection Self assembly of acetylcholinesterase on a gold...

  12. Structural Transition of Gold Nanoclusters: From the Golden Cage...

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    Transition of Gold Nanoclusters: From the Golden Cage to the Golden Pyramid . Structural Transition of Gold Nanoclusters: From the Golden Cage to the Golden Pyramid . Abstract: How...

  13. Gold Nanoparticle Silica Nanopeapods Vu Thanh Cong,,

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    Kim, Sehun

    Gold Nanoparticle Silica Nanopeapods Vu Thanh Cong,, Erdene-Ochir Ganbold,§ Joyanta K. Saha gold nanoparticle (AuNP) silica nanotube peapod (SNTP) was fabricated by self-assembly. The geometrical-dependent surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectra of bifunctional aromatic linker p-mercaptobenzoic acid (p-MBA)-coated

  14. Gold-nickel-titanium brazing alloy

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    Mizuhara, Howard

    1995-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A brazing alloy in accordance with this invention has the following composition, by weight: 91 to 99 gold, 0.5 to 7% nickel; 0.10 to 2% titanium. Alternatively, with palladium present, the composition is as follows, by weight: 83 to 96% gold; 3 to 10% palladium; 0.5 to 5% nickel; 0.10 to 2% titanium.

  15. Gold-nickel-titanium brazing alloy

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    Mizuhara, Howard (Hillsborough, CA)

    1990-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A brazing alloy in accordance with this invention has the following composition, by weight: 91 to 99% gold, 0.5 to 7% nickel; 0.10 to 2% titanium. Alternatively, with palladium present, the composition is as follows, by weight: 83 to 96% gold; 3 to 10% palladium; 0.5 to 5% nickel; 0.10 to 2% titanium.

  16. Switchable Imbibition in Nanoporous Gold

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    Yahui Xue; Juergen Markmann; Huiling Duan; Joerg Weissmueller; Patrick Huber

    2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Spontaneous imbibition enables the elegant propelling of nano-flows because of the dominance of capillarity at small length scales. The imbibition kinetics are, however, solely determined by the static geometry of the porous host, the capillarity, and the fluidity of the imbibed liquid. This makes active control particularly challenging. Here, we show for aqueous electrolyte imbibition in nanoporous gold that the fluid flow can be reversibly switched on and off through electric potential control of the solid-liquid interfacial tension, i.e. we can accelerate the imbibition front, stop it, and have it proceed at will. Simultaneous measurements of the mass flux and the electrical current allow us to document simple scaling laws for the imbibition kinetics, and to explore the charge flow dynamics in the metallic nanopores. Our findings demonstrate that the high electric conductivity along with the pathways for ionic and/or fluid transport render nanoporous elemental gold a versatile, accurately controllable electro-capillary pump and flow sensor for minute amounts of liquids with exceptionally low operating voltages.

  17. Evaluation of Blade-Strike Models for Estimating the Biological Performance of Kaplan Turbines

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    Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.; Ploskey, Gene R.; Richmond, Marshall C.; Dauble, Dennis D.

    2007-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Bio-indexing of hydroturbines is an important means to optimize passage conditions for fish by identifying operations for existing and new design turbines that minimize the probability of injury. Cost-effective implementation of bio-indexing requires the use of tools such as numerical and physical turbine models to generate hypotheses for turbine operations that can be tested at prototype scales using live fish. Numerical deterministic and stochastic blade strike models were developed for a 1:25-scale physical turbine model built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the original design turbine at McNary Dam and for prototype-scale original design and replacement minimum gap runner (MGR) turbines at Bonneville Dam's first powerhouse. Blade strike probabilities predicted by both models were comparable with the overall trends in blade strike probability observed in both prototype-scale live fish survival studies and physical turbine model using neutrally buoyant beads. The predictions from the stochastic model were closer to the experimental data than the predictions from the deterministic model because the stochastic model included more realistic consideration of the aspect of fish approaching to the leading edges of turbine runner blades. Therefore, the stochastic model should be the preferred method for the prediction of blade strike and injury probability for juvenile salmon and steelhead using numerical blade-strike models.

  18. Colloidal-gold electrosensor measuring device

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    Wegner, S.; Harpold, M.A.; McCaffrey, T.M.; Morris, S.E.; Wojciechowski, M.; Zhao, J.; Henkens, R.W.; Naser, N.; O`Daly, J.P.

    1995-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a new device for use in measuring lead levels in biological and environmental samples. Using square wave coulometry and colloidal gold particles impregnated on carbon electrodes, the present invention provides a rapid, reliable, portable and inexpensive means of detecting low lead levels. The colloidal gold modified electrodes have microelectrode array characteristics and produce significantly higher stripping detection signals for lead than are produced at bulk gold electrode surfaces. The method is effective in determining levels of lead down to at least 5 {micro}g/dL in blood samples as small as 10 {micro}L. 9 figs.

  19. Colloidal-gold electrosensor measuring device

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    Wegner, Steven (Chapel Hill, NC); Harpold, Michael A. (Durham, NC); McCaffrey, Terence M. (Durham, NC); Morris, Susan E. (Chapel Hill, NC); Wojciechowski, Marek (Cary, NC); Zhao, Junguo (Chapel Hill, NC); Henkens, Robert W. (Durham, NC); Naser, Najih (Durham, NC); O'Daly, John P. (Carrboro, NC)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a new device for use in measuring lead levels in biological and environmental samples. Using square wave coulometry and colloidal gold particles impregnated on carbon electrodes, the present invention provides a rapid, reliable, portable and inexpensive means of detecting low lead levels. The colloidal gold modified electrodes have microelectrode array characteristics and produce significantly higher stripping detection signals for lead than are produced at bulk gold electrode surfaces. The method is effective in determining levels of lead down to at least 5 .mu.g/dL in blood samples as small as 10 .mu.L.

  20. Driving Low-Power Wearable Systems with an Adaptively-Controlled Foot-Strike Scavenging Platform

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    as a means to scavenge energy from foot-strikes and power wearable systems. While they exhibit large energy densities, DEs must be closely controlled to maximize the energy they transduce. Towards this end, we propose a DE micro-generator array configuration that enhances transduc- tion efficiency, and the use

  1. HumanWildlife Conflicts 3(2):186198, Fall 2009 Developing bird-strike risk assessment

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    , YO41 1LZ Abstract: Mineral extraction sites that are restored to open water can increase bird that attract wildlife are planned for mineral extraction sites near airports. These conflicts arises primarily-strike risk if they are planned near airports. This can generate conflict between the minerals industry

  2. Effect of dynamic level in drumming: Measurements of striking velocity, force, and

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    Hansen, René Rydhof

    a drumstick equipped with strain gauges, and the bending deformation of the stick provided an estimate of the contact force between drumstick and drumhead. The data shows close relationship between the height to which the drumstick is lifted before a stroke, and its striking velocity. The players' different control

  3. Lightning strikes to tall objects: Currents inferred from far electromagnetic fields versus directly measured currents

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    Florida, University of

    -field-to-current conversion factor for lightning strikes to flat ground based on the transmission line model and (b currents on tall towers are used for testing the validity of field-to-current conversion equations [e on current measurement location (e.g., near the top or bottom of the tower) and on whether initial or largest

  4. Poverty, solidarity, and opportunity: the 1938 San Antonio pecan shellers' strike

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    Keyworth, Matthew Jerrid

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1938, San Antonio’s pecan shellers waged a five-week strike against their employers. The shellers had few resources at their disposal, and, moreover, most of them were Mexican women. During the work stoppage, the picketers endured widespread...

  5. Tertiary strike-slip faulting in southeastern Mongolia and implications for Asian tectonics

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    Johnson, Cari

    Tertiary strike-slip faulting in southeastern Mongolia and implications for Asian tectonics L Geologic maps have long portrayed the Late Cretaceous­Recent geologic history of southeastern Mongolia of the East Gobi basin in southeastern Mongolia (Figs. 1 and 2). This corridor, the East Gobi Fault Zone (EGFZ

  6. Femtosecond surface plasmon interferometry with gold nanostructures

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    Temnov, Vasily V.

    We measure the ultrafast electron dynamics in gold via ultrafast surface plasmon interferometry. A new plasmonic microinterferometer with tilted slit-groove pair is used to unambiguously determine changes of real and ...

  7. Do Investors Forecast Fat Firms? Evidence from the Gold Mining Industry

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    Borenstein, Severin; Farrell, Joseph

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fat Firms? Evidence from the Gold Mining Industry Abstract:market valuations of gold mining companies vary with goldstock values of many gold mining companies are concave in

  8. [29] It was not possible to measure the adsorption of DMAP stabilized gold nanoparticles onto bare (gold-coated) QCM electrodes, as the gold sur-

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    (gold-coated) QCM electrodes, as the gold sur- face destabilized the nanoparticle solution and caused[29] It was not possible to measure the adsorption of DMAP stabilized gold nanoparticles onto bare of the influence of DMAP on the nanoparticle adsorption is currently being examined. [32] U. Krebig, M. Vollmer

  9. Recent Strikes in South Africa's Platinum-Group Metal Mines--Effects Upon World Platinum-Group Metal

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    Torgersen, Christian

    Recent Strikes in South Africa's Platinum-Group Metal Mines--Effects Upon World Platinum.J., 2012, Recent strikes in South Africa's platinum-group metal mines--Effects upon world platinum........................................................................................................................................................... 5 Figures 1. Maps showing the (A) distribution and (B) geology of South Africa's platinum

  10. Evaluation of Blade-Strike Models for Estimating the Biological Performance of Large Kaplan Hydro Turbines

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    Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.; Ploskey, Gene R.; Richmond, Marshall C.

    2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    BioIndex testing of hydro-turbines is sought as an analog to the hydraulic index testing conducted on hydro-turbines to optimize their power production efficiency. In BioIndex testing the goal is to identify those operations within the range identified by Index testing where the survival of fish passing through the turbine is maximized. BioIndex testing includes the immediate tailrace region as well as the turbine environment between a turbine's intake trashracks and the exit of its draft tube. The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy have been evaluating a variety of means, such as numerical and physical turbine models, to investigate the quality of flow through a hydro-turbine and other aspects of the turbine environment that determine its safety for fish. The goal is to use these tools to develop hypotheses identifying turbine operations and predictions of their biological performance that can be tested at prototype scales. Acceptance of hypotheses would be the means for validation of new operating rules for the turbine tested that would be in place when fish were passing through the turbines. The overall goal of this project is to evaluate the performance of numerical blade strike models as a tool to aid development of testable hypotheses for bioIndexing. Evaluation of the performance of numerical blade strike models is accomplished by comparing predictions of fish mortality resulting from strike by turbine runner blades with observations made using live test fish at mainstem Columbia River Dams and with other predictions of blade strike made using observations of beads passing through a 1:25 scale physical turbine model.

  11. Geology of the Florida Canyon gold deposit, Pershing County,...

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    Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Geology of the Florida Canyon gold deposit, Pershing County, Nevada, in: Gold and Silver...

  12. Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films

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    Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films Print Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:18 Nanoparticles-man-made atoms with unique optical,...

  13. Catalysis by Supported Gold Nanoclusters D. Wayne Goodman

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    Goodman, Wayne

    by the selective oxidation of propylene to propylene oxide by gold,[4] alkene and arene hydrogenation catalysis,[5

  14. Gold-coated nanoparticles for use in biotechnology applications

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    Berning, Douglas E. (Los Alamos, NM); Kraus, Jr., Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM); Atcher, Robert W. (Los Alamos, NM); Schmidt, Jurgen G. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A process of preparing gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles is disclosed and includes forming a suspension of magnetic nanoparticles within a suitable liquid, adding an amount of a reducible gold compound and a reducing agent to the suspension, and, maintaining the suspension for time sufficient to form gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles.

  15. "Green Gold" pasture ecosystem management programme 16 .06.2008

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    1 "Green Gold" pasture ecosystem management programme 1 16 .06.2008 Pastoral system and herders communities Professor D.Dorligsuren Programme Coordinator "Green Gold" Pasture Ecosystem Management Programme Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development, Mongolia "Green Gold" pasture ecosystem management

  16. Structure of the eastern Red Rocks and Wind Ridge thrust faults, Wyoming: how a thrust fault gains displacement along strike

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    Huntsman, Brent Stanley

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    displacement along strike . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Figure 17 Horizontal shortening 1n the direction of tectonic transport along strike of the Red Rocks fault with Elliot's ( 1976) line 60 F1gure 18: Shorten1ng along strike of precuts 1n clay model 2... with Elliot's ( 1976) line . 61 F1gure 19 The approx1mate position of the Red Rocks fault in O'Keefe's ( 1980) three end-member class1ficat1on of displacement transfer zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 LIST OF TABLES Table 1: Stratigraphic...

  17. Optical Characteristic and Numerical Study of Gold Nanoparticles on Al2O3 coated Gold Film for Tunable Plasmonic Sensing Platforms

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    Kik, Pieter

    Optical Characteristic and Numerical Study of Gold Nanoparticles on Al2O3 coated Gold Film nanoparticles on aluminum oxide (Al2O3) coated gold films with various oxide thicknesses. Dark-field scattering an investigation of the plasmon resonances of 60 nm diameter gold nanoparticles on Al2O3 coated gold film

  18. Use of Gold in Head and Neck

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    Walter, Peter

    Use of Gold in Head and Neck Cancer Treatments Q & A with Dr. Frank McCormick UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Center Connection Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, is the director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) and is Associate Dean of the UCSF School

  19. Maroon, Gold .... and Green!Green!

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    Minnesota, University of

    Definition Board of Regents Policy on Sustainability and Energy Efficiency (adopted July 2004) Sustainability of sustainability and energy efficient operations and a pioneering model among large, public research, land grantMaroon, Gold .... and Green!Green! Advancing Our Sustainability Efforts: University Sustainability

  20. Fish Passage though Hydropower Turbines: Simulating Blade Strike using the Discrete Element Method

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    Richmond, Marshall C.; Romero Gomez, Pedro DJ

    2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    mong the hazardous hydraulic conditions affecting anadromous and resident fish during their passage though turbine flows, two are believed to cause considerable injury and mortality: collision on moving blades and decompression. Several methods are currently available to evaluate these stressors in installed turbines, i.e. using live fish or autonomous sensor devices, and in reduced-scale physical models, i.e. registering collisions from plastic beads. However, a priori estimates with computational modeling approaches applied early in the process of turbine design can facilitate the development of fish-friendly turbines. In the present study, we evaluated the frequency of blade strike and nadir pressure environment by modeling potential fish trajectories with the Discrete Element Method (DEM) applied to fish-like composite particles. In the DEM approach, particles are subjected to realistic hydraulic conditions simulated with computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and particle-structure interactions—representing fish collisions with turbine blades—are explicitly recorded and accounted for in the calculation of particle trajectories. We conducted transient CFD simulations by setting the runner in motion and allowing for better turbulence resolution, a modeling improvement over the conventional practice of simulating the system in steady state which was also done here. While both schemes yielded comparable bulk hydraulic performance, transient conditions exhibited a visual improvement in describing flow variability. We released streamtraces (steady flow solution) and DEM particles (transient solution) at the same location from where sensor fish (SF) have been released in field studies of the modeled turbine unit. The streamtrace-based results showed a better agreement with SF data than the DEM-based nadir pressures did because the former accounted for the turbulent dispersion at the intake but the latter did not. However, the DEM-based strike frequency is more representative of blade-strike probability than the steady solution is, mainly because DEM particles accounted for the full fish length, thus resolving (instead of modeling) the collision event.

  1. Simulating Blade-Strike on Fish passing through Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines

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    Romero Gomez, Pedro DJ; Richmond, Marshall C.

    2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The study reported here evaluated the occurrence, frequency, and intensity of blade strike of fish on an axial-flow marine hydrokinetic turbine by using two modeling approaches: a conventional kinematic formulation and a proposed Lagrangian particle- based scheme. The kinematic model included simplifying assumptions of fish trajectories such as distribution and velocity. The proposed method overcame the need for such simplifications by integrating the following components into a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model: (i) advanced eddy-resolving flow simulation, (ii) generation of ambient turbulence based on field data, (iii) moving turbine blades in highly transient flows, and (iv) Lagrangian particles to mimic the potential fish pathways. The test conditions to evaluate the blade-strike probability and fish survival rate were: (i) the turbulent environment, (ii) the fish size, and (iii) the approaching flow velocity. The proposed method offered the ability to produce potential fish trajectories and their interaction with the rotating turbine. Depending upon the scenario, the percentile of particles that registered a collision event ranged from 6% to 19% of the released sample size. Next, by using a set of experimental correlations of the exposure-response of living fish colliding with moving blades, the simulated collision data were used as input variables to estimate the survival rate of fish passing through the operating turbine. The resulting survival rates were greater than 96% in all scenarios, which is comparable to or better than known survival rates for conventional hydropower turbines. The figures of strike probability and mortality rate were amplified by the kinematic model. The proposed method offered the advantage of expanding the evaluation of other mechanisms of stress and injury on fish derived from hydrokinetic turbines and related devices.

  2. Summary of Tests to Determine Effectiveness of Gelatin Strike on SS{ampersand}C Dissolver Solutions

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    Murray, A.M. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States); Karraker, D.G.

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The solutions from the dissolution of sand, slag, and crucible (SS&C) material are sufficiently different from previous solutions processed via the F-Canyon Purex process that the effectiveness of individual process steps needed to be ascertained. In this study, the effectiveness of gelatin strike was tested under a variety of conditions. Specifically, several concentrations of silica, fluoride, nitric acid (HNO{sub 3}), boric acid (H{sub 3}BO{sub 3}), and aluminium nitrate nonahydrate (ANN) were studied. The disengagement times of surrogate and plant SS&C dissolver solutions from plant solvent also were measured. The results of the tests indicate that gelatin strike does not coagulate the silica at the low concentration of silica ({tilde 30} ppm) expected in the SS&C dissolver solutions because the silicon is complexed with fluoride ions (e.g., SiF{sub 6}{sup -2}). The silicon fluoride complex is expected to remain with the aqueous phase during solvent extraction. The disengagement times of the dissolver solutions from the plant solvent were not affected by the presence of low concentrations of silica and no third phase formation was observed in the disengagement phase with the low silica concentrations. Tests of surrogate SS&C dissolver solutions with higher concentration of silica (less than 150 ppm) did show that gelatin strike followed by centrifugation resulted in good phase disengagement of the surrogate SS{ampersand}C dissolver solution from the plant dissolver solution. At the higher silica concentrations, there is not sufficient fluoride to complex with the silica, and the silica must be entrained by the gelatin and removed from the dissolver solution prior to solvent extraction.

  3. Update Direct-Strike Lightning Environment for Stockpile-to-Target Sequence

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    Uman, M A; Rakov, V A; Elisme, J O; Jordan, D M; Biagi, C J; Hill, J D

    2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The University of Florida has surveyed all relevant publications reporting lightning characteristics and presents here an up-to-date version of the direct-strike lightning environment specifications for nuclear weapons published in 1989 by R. J. Fisher and M. A. Uman. Further, we present functional expressions for current vs. time, current derivative vs. time, second current derivative vs. time, charge transfer vs. time, and action integral (specific energy) vs. time for first return strokes, for subsequent return strokes, and for continuing currents; and we give sets of constants for these expressions so that they yield approximately the median and extreme negative lightning parameters presented in this report. Expressions for the median negative lightning waveforms are plotted. Finally, we provide information on direct-strike lightning damage to metals such as stainless steel, which could be used as components of storage containers for nuclear waste materials; and we describe UF's new experimental research program to add to the sparse data base on the properties of positive lightning. Our literature survey, referred to above, is included in four Appendices. The following four sections (II, III, IV, and V) of this final report deal with related aspects of the research: Section II. Recommended Direct-Strike Median and Extreme Parameters; Section III. Time-Domain Waveforms for First Strokes, Subsequent Strokes, and Continuing Currents; Section IV. Damage to Metal Surfaces by Lightning Currents; and Section V. Measurement of the Characteristics of Positive Lightning. Results of the literature search used to derive the material in Section II and Section IV are found in the Appendices: Appendix 1. Return Stroke Current, Appendix 2. Continuing Current, Appendix 3. Positive Lightning, and Appendix 4. Lightning Damage to Metal Surfaces.

  4. DISCRETE ELEMENT MODELING OF BLADE–STRIKE FREQUENCY AND SURVIVAL OF FISH PASSING THROUGH HYDROKINETIC TURBINES

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    Romero Gomez, Pedro DJ; Richmond, Marshall C.

    2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Evaluating the consequences from blade-strike of fish on marine hydrokinetic (MHK) turbine blades is essential for incorporating environmental objectives into the integral optimization of machine performance. For instance, experience with conventional hydroelectric turbines has shown that innovative shaping of the blade and other machine components can lead to improved designs that generate more power without increased impacts to fish and other aquatic life. In this work, we used unsteady computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of turbine flow and discrete element modeling (DEM) of particle motion to estimate the frequency and severity of collisions between a horizontal axis MHK tidal energy device and drifting aquatic organisms or debris. Two metrics are determined with the method: the strike frequency and survival rate estimate. To illustrate the procedure step-by-step, an exemplary case of a simple runner model was run and compared against a probabilistic model widely used for strike frequency evaluation. The results for the exemplary case showed a strong correlation between the two approaches. In the application case of the MHK turbine flow, turbulent flow was modeled using detached eddy simulation (DES) in conjunction with a full moving rotor at full scale. The CFD simulated power and thrust were satisfactorily comparable to experimental results conducted in a water tunnel on a reduced scaled (1:8.7) version of the turbine design. A cloud of DEM particles was injected into the domain to simulate fish or debris that were entrained into the turbine flow. The strike frequency was the ratio of the count of colliding particles to the crossing sample size. The fish length and approaching velocity were test conditions in the simulations of the MHK turbine. Comparisons showed that DEM-based frequencies tend to be greater than previous results from Lagrangian particles and probabilistic models, mostly because the DEM scheme accounts for both the geometric aspects of the passage event ---which the probabilistic method does--- as well as the fluid-particle interactions ---which the Lagrangian particle method does. The DEM-based survival rates were comparable to laboratory results for small fish but not for mid-size fish because of the considerably different turbine diameters. The modeling framework can be used for applications that aim at evaluating the biological performance of MHK turbine units during the design phase and to provide information to regulatory agencies needed for the environmental permitting process.

  5. Morbidity And Sulfur Dioxide: Evidence From French Strikes At Oil Refineries

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    Matthew Neidell; Emmanuelle Lavaine

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper examines the impact of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in France on health outcomes at a census track level. To do so, we use recent strikes affecting oil refineries in France, in October 2010, as a natural experiment. Our work offers several contributions. We first show that a temporal shut down in the refining process leads to a reduction in sulfur dioxide concentration. We then use this narrow time frame exogenous shock to assess the impact of a change in air pollution concentration on respiratory outcomes. Our estimates suggest that daily variation in SO2 air pollution has economically significant health effects at levels below the current standard. 0

  6. Nanoporous Au: an unsupported pure gold catalyst?

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    Wittstock, A; Neumann, B; Schaefer, A; Dumbuya, K; Kuebel, C; Biener, M; Zielasek, V; Steinrueck, H; Gottfried, M; Biener, J; Hamza, A; B?umer, M

    2008-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The unique properties of gold especially in low temperature CO oxidation have been ascribed to a combination of various effects. In particular, particle sizes below a few nm and specific particle-support interactions have been shown to play important roles. On the contrary, recent reports revealed that monolithic nanoporous gold (npAu) prepared by leaching a less noble metal, such as Ag, out of the corresponding alloy can also exhibit remarkably high catalytic activity for CO oxidation, even though no support is present. Therefore, it was claimed to be a pure and unsupported gold catalyst. We investigated npAu with respect to its morphology, surface composition and catalytic properties. In particular, we studied the reaction kinetics for low temperature CO oxidation in detail taking mass transport limitation due to the porous structure of the material into account. Our results reveal that Ag, even if removed almost completely from the bulk, segregates to the surface resulting in surface concentrations of up to 10 at%. Our data suggest that this Ag plays a significant role in activation of molecular oxygen. Therefore, npAu should be considered as a bimetallic catalyst rather than a pure Au catalyst.

  7. Fish Passage Assessment of an Advanced Hydropower Turbine and Conventional Turbine Using Blade-strike Modeling

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    Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.; Dauble, Dennis D.; Ploskey, Gene R.

    2011-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In the Columbia and Snake River basins, several species of Pacific salmon were listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 due to significant declines of fish population. Dam operators and design engineers are thus faced with the task of making those hydroelectric facilities more ecologically friendly through changes in hydro-turbine design and operation. Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Washington, applied for re-licensing from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to replace the 10 turbines at Wanapum Dam with advanced hydropower turbines that were designed to increase power generation and improve fish passage conditions. We applied both deterministic and stochastic blade-strike models to the newly installed turbine and an existing turbine. Modeled probabilities were compared to the results of a large-scale live fish survival study and a sensor fish study under the same operational parameters. Overall, injury rates predicted by the deterministic model were higher than experimental rates of injury while those predicted by the stochastic model were in close agreement with experiment results. Fish orientation at the time of entry into the plane of the leading edges of the turbine runner blades was an important factor contributing to uncertainty in modeled results. The advanced design turbine had slightly higher modeled injury rates than the existing turbine design; however, there was no statistical evidence that suggested significant differences in blade-strike injuries between the two turbines and the hypothesis that direct fish survival rate through the advanced hydropower turbine is equal or better than that through the conventional turbine could not be rejected.

  8. Brazing open cell reticulated copper foam to stainless steel tubing with vacuum furnace brazed gold/indium alloy plating

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    Howard, Stanley R. (Windsor, SC); Korinko, Paul S. (Aiken, SC)

    2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of fabricating a heat exchanger includes brush electroplating plated layers for a brazing alloy onto a stainless steel tube in thin layers, over a nickel strike having a 1.3 .mu.m thickness. The resultant Au-18 In composition may be applied as a first layer of indium, 1.47 .mu.m thick, and a second layer of gold, 2.54 .mu.m thick. The order of plating helps control brazing erosion. Excessive amounts of brazing material are avoided by controlling the electroplating process. The reticulated copper foam rings are interference fit to the stainless steel tube, and in contact with the plated layers. The copper foam rings, the plated layers for brazing alloy, and the stainless steel tube are heated and cooled in a vacuum furnace at controlled rates, forming a bond of the copper foam rings to the stainless steel tube that improves heat transfer between the tube and the copper foam.

  9. Estimation of the Risks of Collision or Strike to Freshwater Aquatic Organisms Resulting from Operation of Instream Hydrokinetic Turbines

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    Schweizer, Peter E [ORNL; Cada, Glenn F [ORNL; Bevelhimer, Mark S [ORNL

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrokinetic energy technologies have been proposed as renewable, environmentally preferable alternatives to fossil fuels for generation of electricity. Hydrokinetic technologies harness the energy of water in motion, either from waves, tides or from river currents. For energy capture from free-flowing rivers, arrays of rotating devices are most commonly proposed. The placement of hydrokinetic devices in large rivers is expected to increase the underwater structural complexity of river landscapes. Moore and Gregory (1988) found that structural complexity increased local fish populations because fish and other aquatic biota are attracted to structural complexity that provides microhabitats with steep flow velocity gradients (Liao 2007). However, hydrokinetic devices have mechanical parts, blades, wings or bars that move through the water column, posing a potential strike or collision risk to fish and other aquatic biota. Furthermore, in a setting with arrays of hydrokinetic turbines the cumulative effects of multiple encounters may increase the risk of strike. Submerged structures associated with a hydrokinetic (HK) project present a collision risk to aquatic organisms and diving birds (Cada et al. 2007). Collision is physical contact between a device or its pressure field and an organism that may result in an injury to that organism (Wilson et al. 2007). Collisions can occur between animals and fixed submerged structures, mooring equipment, horizontal or vertical axis turbine rotors, and structures that, by their individual design or in combination, may form traps. This report defines strike as a special case of collision where a moving part, such as a rotor blade of a HK turbine intercepts the path of an organism of interest, resulting in physical contact with the organism. The severity of a strike incidence may range from minor physical contact with no adverse effects to the organism to severe strike resulting in injury or death of the organism. Harmful effects to animal populations could occur directly (e.g., from strike mortality of individuals) or indirectly (e.g., if the loss of prey species to strike reduces food for predators). Although actively swimming or passively drifting animals may collide with any of the physical structures associated with hydrokinetic devices, turbine rotors are the most likely sources for risk of strike or significant collision (DOE 2009). It is also possible that during a close encounter with a HK device no physical contact will be made between the device and the organism, either because the animal avoids the device by successfully changing its direction of movement, or by successfully evading any moving parts of the device. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Waterpower Program to evaluate strike potential and consequences for Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies in rivers and estuaries of the United States. We will use both predictive models and laboratory/field experiments to evaluate the likelihood and consequences of strike at HK projects in rivers. Efforts undertaken at ORNL address three objectives: (1) Assess strike risk for marine and freshwater organisms; (2) Develop experimental procedures to assess the risk and consequences of strike; and (3) Conduct strike studies in experimental flumes and field installations of hydrokinetic devices. During the first year of the study ORNL collected information from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) MHK database about geographical distribution of proposed hydrokinetic projects (what rivers or other types of systems), HK turbine design (horizontal axis, vertical axis, other), description of proposed axial turbine (number of blades, size of blades, rotation rate, mitigation measures), and number of units per project. Where site specific information was available, we compared the location of proposed projects rotors within the channel (e.g., along cutting edge bank, middle of thalweg, near bottom or in midwater) to the general locations of fish in the river (shoreline,

  10. Argonne APCF achieves LEED Gold rating | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Laboratory's Advanced Protein Characterization Facility (APCF) has received the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold...

  11. Direct Probes of 4 nm Diameter Gold Nanoparticles Interacting...

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    of the experiments. SHG charge screening experiments are consistent with an apparent zero net charge density associated with the positively charged gold nanoparticles when...

  12. Epithermal Gold Mineralization and a Geothermal Resource at Blue...

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    Epithermal Gold Mineralization and a Geothermal Resource at Blue Mountain, Humboldt County, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal...

  13. archaean lode gold: Topics by E-print Network

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    remains unclear. The studies of Turner et al. open numerous avenues for further exploration Rouyer, Francois 44 Gold Nanoparticle Silica Nanopeapods Vu Thanh Cong,, Computer...

  14. Argonne Energy Sciences Building achieves LEED Gold | Argonne...

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    The interior lobby is designed to admit natural light. (Click to view larger.) Argonne Energy Sciences Building achieves LEED Gold By Diana Anderson * May 21, 2015 Tweet...

  15. Effect of Gold Nanorod Surface Chemistry on Cellular Response

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    Grabinski, Christin

    Gold nanorods (GNRs) stabilized with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and GNR functionalized via a ligand exchange method with either thiolated polyethylene glycol (PEG5000) or mercaptohexadecanoic acid (MHDA) were ...

  16. DETERMINATION OF THE SURFACE COMPOSITION OF BINARY ALLOYS BY AUGER ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY: THE GOLD-SILVER AND GOLD-TIN SYSTEMS

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    Overbury, S.H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE GOLD-SILVER AND GOLD-TIN SYSTEMS Steven Henry Overbury (GOLD-SILVER lu"JD GOLD-TIN SYSTEl1S Steven Henry Overburyat % Au,113 WEIGHT PERCENT TIN I I I I 133G. [5~ II I T L I

  17. Solving the Unsovlable: The Nanostructure of Gold at 1.1 Å Resolution

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    denoting chirality. Gold atoms depicted as yellow spheres, sulfur atoms of p-MBA in cyan. Coating gold with organic monolayers makes it easier to synthesize the nanoparticles. Gold...

  18. Method for aqueous gold thiosulfate extraction using copper-cyanide pretreated carbon adsorption

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    Young, Courtney; Melashvili, Mariam; Gow, Nicholas V

    2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A gold thiosulfate leaching process uses carbon to remove gold from the leach liquor. The activated carbon is pretreated with copper cyanide. A copper (on the carbon) to gold (in solution) ratio of at least 1.5 optimizes gold recovery from solution. To recover the gold from the carbon, conventional elution technology works but is dependent on the copper to gold ratio on the carbon.

  19. Interconnecting gold islands with DNA origami

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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 for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes | National Nuclear SecurityIntellectualInterconnecting gold islands

  20. Gold Standard Program Model | 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.pdfGetec AG Contracting Jump to:Echo,GEF JumpGloverville,GogebicGold Standard

  1. Gold Country Energy | 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 are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluating AGeothermal/Exploration <Glacial EnergyEnergyGlobalGlobalGoaGoiasGold

  2. Wayne State University information and resources Green&GoldG U I D E

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Green&Gold Wayne State University information and resources Green&GoldG U I D E 2014-15ACADEMIC ................................................................. 24 Campus resources................................................................ 27 Libraries

  3. Striking association between urinary cadmium level and albuminuria among Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes

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    Haswell-Elkins, Melissa [North Queensland Health Equalities Promotion Unit, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, PO Box 1103, Cairns, Qld 4870 (Australia)], E-mail: Melissa_haswell@health.qld.gov.au; Satarug, Soisungwan [National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, Coopers Plains, Qld (Australia); O'Rourke, Peter [Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Qld (Australia); Moore, Michael; Ng, Jack; McGrath, Victor [National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, Coopers Plains, Qld (Australia); Walmby, Maria [North Queensland Health Equalities Promotion Unit, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, PO Box 1103, Cairns, Qld 4870 (Australia)

    2008-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Objectives: Indigenous people of the Torres Strait (Australia) have greater potential for cadmium exposure and renal damage than other Australians due to high cadmium in some traditional seafood and a high prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and obesity. This study explored associations between albuminuria and an index of cadmium exposure (urinary cadmium excretion) in the presence and absence of Type 2 diabetes. Research design and methods: Two population-based, cross-sectional studies were undertaken in the Torres Strait to obtain data on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, chronic disease, smoking, urinary cadmium, and albumin creatinine ratio (ACR). Results: Age- and BMI-adjusted urinary cadmium levels were significantly higher (p<0.01) among people with diabetes and albuminuria (n=22, geometric mean (GM) 1.91 {mu}g Cd/g creatinine) compared to those with diabetes and normal ACR (n=21, GM 0.74 {mu}g Cd/g creatinine). Urinary cadmium was also strongly associated (p<0.001) with ACR among people with diabetes in regression models and remained significant after controlling for age, sex, BMI, smoking status, and hypertension (or continuous systolic and diastolic measurements). Conclusions: While the study has methodological limitations and the nature of the association is unclear, the striking dose-dependent links between markers of cadmium exposure and of Type 2 diabetic nephropathy highlight the need for further definitive research on the health effects of cadmium in the presence of diabetes.

  4. Granular impact cratering by liquid drops: Understanding raindrop imprints through an analogy to asteroid strikes

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    Runchen Zhao; Qianyun Zhang; Hendro Tjugito; Xiang Cheng

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    When a granular material is impacted by a sphere, its surface deforms like a liquid yet it preserves a circular crater like a solid. Although the mechanism of granular impact cratering by solid spheres is well explored, our knowledge on granular impact cratering by liquid drops is still very limited. Here, by combining high-speed photography with high-precision laser profilometry, we investigate liquid-drop impact dynamics on granular surface and monitor the morphology of resulting impact craters. Surprisingly, we find that, despite the enormous energy and length difference, granular impact cratering by liquid drops follows the same energy scaling and reproduces the same crater morphology as that of asteroid impact craters. Inspired by this similarity, we integrate the physical insight from planetary sciences, the liquid marble model from fluid mechanics and the concept of jamming transition from granular physics into a simple theoretical framework that quantitatively describes all the main features of liquid-drop imprints in granular media. Our study sheds light on the mechanisms governing raindrop impacts on granular surfaces and reveals a remarkable analogy between familiar phenomena of raining and catastrophic asteroid strikes.

  5. Analysis of the growth of strike-slip faults using effective medium theory

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    Aydin, A.; Berryman, J.G.

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Increases in the dimensions of strike-slip faults including fault length, thickness of fault rock and the surrounding damage zone collectively provide quantitative definition of fault growth and are commonly measured in terms of the maximum fault slip. The field observations indicate that a common mechanism for fault growth in the brittle upper crust is fault lengthening by linkage and coalescence of neighboring fault segments or strands, and fault rock-zone widening into highly fractured inner damage zone via cataclastic deformation. The most important underlying mechanical reason in both cases is prior weakening of the rocks surrounding a fault's core and between neighboring fault segments by faulting-related fractures. In this paper, using field observations together with effective medium models, we analyze the reduction in the effective elastic properties of rock in terms of density of the fault-related brittle fractures and fracture intersection angles controlled primarily by the splay angles. Fracture densities or equivalent fracture spacing values corresponding to the vanishing Young's, shear, and quasi-pure shear moduli were obtained by extrapolation from the calculated range of these parameters. The fracture densities or the equivalent spacing values obtained using this method compare well with the field data measured along scan lines across the faults in the study area. These findings should be helpful for a better understanding of the fracture density/spacing distribution around faults and the transition from discrete fracturing to cataclastic deformation associated with fault growth and the related instabilities.

  6. Preparation and Characterization of Polyelectrolyte-Coated Gold Nanoparticles

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    Barrett, Christopher

    Preparation and Characterization of Polyelectrolyte-Coated Gold Nanoparticles Annie Dorris, Simona, Canada H3A 2K6 ReceiVed September 28, 2007. In Final Form: NoVember 15, 2007 Gold nanoparticles of 5 nm diameter, stabilized by 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP), were coated with poly- (sodium 4-styrene

  7. Exhaust system having a gold-platinum group metal catalyst

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    Ragle, Christie Susan (Havana, IL); Silver, Ronald G. (Peoria, IL); Zemskova, Svetlana Mikhailovna (Edelstein, IL); Eckstein, Colleen J. (Metamora, IL)

    2011-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of providing an exhaust treatment device is disclosed. The method includes applying a catalyst including gold and a platinum group metal to a particulate filter. The concentration of the gold and the platinum group metal is sufficient to enable oxidation of carbon monoxide and nitric oxide.

  8. Formation and Characterization of Core Shell Structures on Nanoporous Gold

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    Collins, Gary S.

    , differing metals, and potential layering. Nickel and gold were both chosen, as nickel is often worked characteristics. Methods To obtain a layer of nickel on the NPG, electroplating in a Watts bath was the best choice. Electroless plating was chosen to fabricate the layer of gold. A scanning electron microscope

  9. Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy at high concentrations using gold bowtie nanoantennas

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    Fan, Shanhui

    Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy at high concentrations using gold bowtie nanoantennas Anika A to extremely low concentrations. Plasmonic gold bowtie nanoantennas enhance a single molecule's fluorescence relative to a large background of unenhanced molecules, and here we show that bowties can extend FCS

  10. Striking a Balance Between Energy and the Environment in the Columbia River Basin Regional Power Plan Touts Efficiency to Meet

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    Striking a Balance Between Energy and the Environment in the Columbia River Basin Regional Power equivalent of the power use of a city the size of Seattle. Over time, the energy- efficiency target, to meet future demand. The plan's target for the first five years, 1,200 average megawatts, is the energy

  11. Stress interaction between subduction earthquakes and forearc strike-slip faults: Modeling and application to the northern

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    ten Brink, Uri S.

    trench axis is dominant in the Hispaniola segment, where the strike-slip faults are more than 60 km faults in Hispaniola is explained by different distributions of Coulomb stress in the forearc region subduction interface to the more perpendicular subduction slip beneath Hispaniola. The observations

  12. DDT Strikes Back: Galapagos Sea Lions Face Increasing Health Juan Jose Alava, Sandie Salazar, Marilyn Cruz, Gustavo Jimenez-Uzcategui,

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    Gobas, Frank

    SYNOPSIS DDT Strikes Back: Galapagos Sea Lions Face Increasing Health Risks Juan Jose´ Alava. INTRODUCTION Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is an effective and relatively cheap anti-malaria pesticide; Blus 2003), the WHO has recommitted to the use of the malaria-fighting pesticide DDT in tropical

  13. Effect of gold-nickel metallization microstructure on fluxless soldering

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    Cinque, R.B.; Morris, J.W. Jr. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States) Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States))

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gold plating is used in the microelectronics industry to maintain the wettability of metal substrates. The nature of wetting during soldering of gold plated metals is discussed, and the results of experiments on the fluxless wettability and oxidation of gold plated nickel are described. The results suggest that electrodeposition of a thin gold plate (0.14 [mu]m) and the concurrent reduction of nickel oxide produce a gold-nickel system which will wet without flux. Oxidation of nickel was observed to occur via nickel out-diffusion and by direct exposure of the substrate through pinhole plating defects. Auger chemical analysis indicates that pinholes do not produce oxidation of the surrounding substrate area. 20 refs., 10 figs.

  14. Intense emission of cluster anions from gold targets under impact of keV/u gold clusters.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Intense emission of cluster anions from gold targets under impact of keV/u gold clusters. M the emission yield of anionic clusters increases much faster with n than expected from simple proportionality. Accordingly, the most intense emission is observed for Au7 - : under Au9 + impact the Au7 - yield per incident

  15. Voltages across assembly joints due to direct-strike lightning currents

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    Dinallo, M.S. [Quatro Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Fisher, R.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An extensive set of direct-strike lightning tests has been carried out on a set of facsimile assembly joints of the kinds employed in the design of nuclear weapon cases. Taken as a whole, the test hardware included all the conceptual design elements that are embodied, either singly or in combination, in any specific assembly joint incorporated into any stockpiled weapon. During the present testing, the effects of all key design parameters on the voltages developed across the interior of the joints were investigated under a range of lightning stroke current parameter values. Design parameter variations included the types and number of joint fasteners, mechanical preload, surface finish tolerance and coatings, and the material from which the joint assembly was fabricated. Variations of the simulated lightning stroke current included amplitude (30-, 100-, and 200-kA peak), rise time, and decay time. The maximum voltage observed on any of the test joints that incorporated proper metal-to-metal surface contact was 65 V. Typical response values were more on the order of 20 V. In order to assess the effect of the presence of a dielectric coating (either intentional or as a result of corrosion) between the mating surfaces of a joint, a special configuration was tested in which the mating parts of the test assembly were coated with a 1-mil-thick dielectric anodizing layer. First strokes to these test assemblies resulted in very narrow voltage spikes of amplitudes up to 900 V. The durations of these spikes were less than 0.1 {mu}s. However, beyond these initial spikes, the voltages typically had amplitudes of up to 400 V for durations of 3 to 5 {mu}s.

  16. Synthesis and Reactivity of Terminal Gold(I) Amides and Phosphides

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    Toste, Dean

    Synthesis and Reactivity of Terminal Gold(I) Amides and Phosphides Miles W. Johnson, Sophia L of terminal gold(I) amides with a strongly coordinated amido moiety. - Prepare terminal gold(I) amides in a plausible catalytic cycle have been isolated or observed spectroscopically: - Terminal gold(I) amides

  17. anionic gold clusters: Topics by E-print Network

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

    with both trans and gauche conformations bound to the gold clusters at top, bridge and hollow bonding sites. Comparing our results with the experimental data of Hihath et al....

  18. Single Stranded DNA Induced Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles

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    Yang, Jun

    The binding affinity of single stranded DNA (ssDNA) for gold nanoparticle surface is studied in this work. The data indicate that the strength of interaction between ssDNA and Au particle surface is closely related to the ...

  19. Visualizing the Optical Interaction Tensor of a Gold Nanoparticle Pair

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    Novotny, Lukas

    Visualizing the Optical Interaction Tensor of a Gold Nanoparticle Pair Bradley Deutsch, Rainer Hillenbrand,,§ and Lukas Novotny*, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011 Bilbao, Spain ABSTRACT The control of optical fields

  20. atomically flat gold: Topics by E-print Network

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    Flat(Tire1) Intact(Tire1) StartFinish Inflate(Tire1 Starner, Thad E. 147 Local and global instabilities in nanosize rectangular prismatic gold specimens R.C. Batra *, A.A....

  1. Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films

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    Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Thin Films Print Nanoparticles-man-made atoms with unique optical, electrical, and mechanical properties-have become key components in many fields of...

  2. Molecular Structure of Water at Gold Electrodes Revealed

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    Molecular Structure of Water at Gold Electrodes Revealed Print The structure of liquid water has been intensely studied, but until recently, it has not been clear what happens to...

  3. Effect of ligand on thermal dissipation from gold nanorods

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    Alper, Joshua

    Thermal interface conductance was measured for soluble gold nanorods (NRs) coated with mercaptocarboxylic acids (HS-(CH[subscript 2])[subscript n]COOH, n = 5, 10, 15), thiolated polyethylene glycols (MW = 356, 1000, 5000), ...

  4. Enhancement of in vitro Translation by Gold Nanoparticle – DNA Conjugates

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    Park, Sunho

    Gold nanoparticle (AuNP)?DNA conjugates can enhance in vitro translation of a protein. Enhancement occurs via a combination of nonspecific adsorption of translation-related molecules and the ribosome to the AuNP?DNA and ...

  5. Impedimetric investigation of gold nanoparticles - guanine modified electrode

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    Vulcu, A.; Pruneanu, S.; Berghian-Grosan, C.; Olenic, L. [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Muresan, L. M. [Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Barbu-Tudoran, L. [Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we report the preparation of a modified electrode with gold nanoparticles and guanine. The colloidal suspension of gold nanoparticles was obtained by Turkevich method and was next analyzed by UV-Vis spectroscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The gold electrode was modified by self-assembling the gold nanoparticles with guanine, the organic molecule playing also the role of linker. The electrochemical characteristics of the bare and modified electrode were investigated by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). A theoretical model was developed based on an electrical equivalent circuit which contain solution resistance (R{sub s}), charge transfer resistance (R{sub ct}), Warburg impedance (Z{sub W}) and double layer capacitance (C{sub dl})

  6. (Data in metric tons of gold content unless otherwise noted)

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    , expansion projects, and development projects were placed on hold because of the drop in the price of gold,140 8,140 Price, dollars per troy ounce 4 975 1,228 1,572 1,673 1,400 Employment, mine and mill, number, and Issues: The estimated gold price in 2013 was 16% lower than the price in 2012. This was the first time

  7. Thomson parabola spectrometry for gold laser-generated plasmas

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    Torrisi, L.; Cutroneo, M.; Ando, L. [Physics Department of Messina University, V.le F. S. D'Alcontres 31, 9816 S. Agata (Italy); Ullschmied, J. [Institute of Physics, ASCR, v.v.i., 182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The plasma generated from thin gold films irradiated in high vacuum at high intensity ({approx}10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2}) laser shot is characterized in terms of ion generation through time-of-flight techniques and Thomson parabola spectrometry. Gold ions and protons, accelerated in forward direction by the electric field developed in non-equilibrium plasma, have been investigated. Measurements, performed at PALS laboratory, give information about the gold charge states distributions, the ion energy distributions and the proton acceleration driven as a function of film thickness, laser parameters, and angular emission. The ion diagnostics of produced plasma in forward direction permits to understand some mechanisms developed during its expansion kinetics. The role of the focal position of a laser beam with respect to the target surface, plasma properties, and the possibility to accelerate protons up to energies above 3 MeV has been presented and discussed.

  8. MASKLESS ELECTROCHEMICAL PATTERNING OF GOLD FILMS FOR BIOSENSORS USING MICROMACHINED POLYIMIDE PROBES

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    Basu, Amar S.

    MASKLESS ELECTROCHEMICAL PATTERNING OF GOLD FILMS FOR BIOSENSORS USING MICROMACHINED POLYIMIDE monolayers (SAMs) of gold-thiolate. The machining is performed by ultracomplaint polyimide micromachined]. In this effort, a micromachined polyimide probe with a metal coated tip of diameter

  9. Interaction of amphiphilic gold nanoparticles with lipid membranes and their application to cancer radiotherapy

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    Yang, Yu-Sang

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Striped gold nanoparticles (NPs), inorganic particles protected by an amphiphilic mixed organic ligand shell, are the most recent and potent evolution of gold nanoparticle intracellular delivery vectors. Here we propose ...

  10. The processes of industrial gold mining and inequality: a Ghanaian case study 

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    Gawor, Natalie

    2011-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The research examined how inequality manifests itself through the processes of industrial gold mining using a case study of Newmont Mining Corporations’ Ahafo Gold Mine in Ghana. The pursuit of neoliberal development and ...

  11. Method for forming gold-containing catalyst with porous structure

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    Biener, Juergen; Hamza, Alex V; Baeumer, Marcus; Schulz, Christian; Jurgens, Birte; Biener, Monika M.

    2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for forming a gold-containing catalyst with porous structure according to one embodiment of the present invention includes producing a starting alloy by melting together of gold and at least one less noble metal that is selected from the group consisting of silver, copper, rhodium, palladium, and platinum; and a dealloying step comprising at least partial removal of the less noble metal by dissolving the at least one less noble metal out of the starting alloy. Additional methods and products thereof are also presented.

  12. Rapid substitution of gold for aluminum metallization on integrated circuits

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    Krasopoulos, A.V. [Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Li, J.; Josowicz, M.; Janata, J. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A rapid procedure for substitution of gold for aluminum metallization on integrated solid-state circuits, such as solid-state chemical multisensor chips, has been developed. The final product consists of original aluminum overlaid with nickel and gold, both deposited by an electroless process. The final metallization is chemically inert and the resistance of the contacts remains ohmic and unchanged from the original value. The substitution can be performed either at the wafer or at the chip level. After the plasma etching, the metallization process takes only 25 min.

  13. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200311 Low-Temperature Chemoselective Gold-Surface-Mediated Hydrogenation of

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    Henkelman, Graeme

    .[9] Claus found that, in the production of allyl alco- hol from the hydrogenation of acrolein, gold

  14. GoldLink Finance Account Request ETSU Office of Information Technology

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    Karsai, Istvan

    GoldLink Finance Account Request Form ETSU Office of Information Technology 424 Roy Nicks Hall, Box _____________________________ Section 2. GoldLink Finance Departmental Account Applications. Check all that apply. Temporary employees requesting that a GoldLink Finance departmental account with the name

  15. SPECIAL ISSUE: NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS 2010 Cyclodextrin modified gold nanoparticles-based open-

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    Miksik, Ivan

    SPECIAL ISSUE: NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS 2010 Cyclodextrin modified gold nanoparticles-based open Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011 Abstract In this study, spherical gold nanoparticles (GNPs) of 14 Capillary electrochromatography Á Gold nanoparticles Á b-Cyclodextrin Á Stationary phase Introduction

  16. Blue and Gold Society Please Submit requests at least two weeks prior

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    Blue and Gold Society Please Submit requests at least two weeks prior to your event date Today: ____________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Assistance Required Number of Blue and Gold members needed: _______ Arrival Time: __: __ Departing Time: __: __ Blue and Gold Society attire: Formal (suit) Casual (rugby shirt) Other Any Additional Information

  17. Mercury Contamination from Hydraulic Placer-Gold Mining in the Dutch Flat Mining

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    179 Mercury Contamination from Hydraulic Placer-Gold Mining in the Dutch Flat Mining District at historic gold mining sites represents a potential risk to human health and the environment. Elemental mercury (quicksilver) was used extensively for the recovery of gold at both placer and hardrock mines

  18. Stress state of diamond and gold under nonhydrostatic compression Jianghua Wang,1

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    Duffy, Thomas S.

    for the polycrystalline gold under the highest load. Polycrystalline diamond can support a microscopic deviatoric stress of polycrystalline diamond and gold in the DAC under nonhydrostatic compression to above 300 GPa. The influenceStress state of diamond and gold under nonhydrostatic compression to 360 GPa Jianghua Wang,1

  19. NANO EXPRESS Open Access Resonant frequency of gold/polycarbonate hybrid

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    Li, Teng

    NANO EXPRESS Open Access Resonant frequency of gold/polycarbonate hybrid nano resonators fabricated,3 , Teng Li1,4* Abstract We report the fabrication of gold/polycarbonate (Au/PC) hybrid nano resonators [20], graphene TFTs [16,21], and inductors. In this arti- cle, we report the fabrication of gold/polycarbonate

  20. Study of anion adsorption at the gold--aqueous solution interface by atomic force microscopy

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    Biggs, S.; Mulvaney, P.; Grieser, F. (Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)); Zukoski, C.F. (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States))

    1994-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The forces between a gold coated colloidal silica sphere and a pure gold plate have been measured in aqueous solution as a function of electrolyte concentration using an atomic force microscope (AFM). Forces in the presence of gold(III) chloride (HAuCl[sub 4]), sodium chloride, and trisodium citrate were recorded as a function of concentration. Each of these anion species is present during the formation of colloidal gold by the reduction of gold(III) chloride with trisodium citrate. In pure water the force between the gold surfaces was exclusively attractive. In sodium chloride or trisodium citrate solution a repulsive interaction was observed which is attributed to the adsorption of these anions at the gold/water interface. The observed interaction force in gold(III) chloride solution was always attractive, the surface potential never exceeding 20 mV. Data taken in aqueous solutions of citrate and chloride ions together suggested that the citrate ions were preferentially adsorbed to the surface of the gold. Addition of gold(III) chloride to the AFM liquid cell after the pre-adsorption of citrate anions caused the force of interaction to change from a repulsvie force to an attractive one initially as the gold(III) chloride was reduced to gold by the citrate anions. 33 refs., 11 figs.

  1. Surface plasmon assisted electron acceleration in photoemission from gold nanopillars

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    Neumark, Daniel M.

    Surface plasmon assisted electron acceleration in photoemission from gold nanopillars Phillip M emission Plasmon field enhancement Electron acceleration Few-cycle pulses a b s t r a c t Electron 25 and 39 times greater than the experimentally used laser fields. Implications for plasmon

  2. Ligand exchange in gold-coated FePt nanoparticles

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    de la Presa, P; Morales, M P; Hernando, A; 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2002251

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we present the magnetic properties of gold coated FePt nanoparticles and the study of stable aqueous dispersions of FePt@Au and FePt synthesized after ligand exchange with mercaptoundecanoic acid. The particle size determined from TEM micrographs goes from 4 nm for the uncoated nanoparticles to a maximum of 10 nm for the gold coated ones indicating that the thickness of the shell ranges from 1 to 3 nm. The magnetic characterization consists in hysteresis cycles at 10 and 300 K. The results show that, at low field and room temperature, the magnetic behavior of uncoated and coated nanoparticles are surprisingly quite similar. Since the gold coated nanoparticles keep the magnetic properties of FePt and the presence of gold improves the functionalization of nanoparticles, the system is suitable for biological application. Mercaptoundecanoic ligand transfer was used to render water stable nanoparticles in a wide pH range. Transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering results show the n...

  3. Sustained Storage and Transport of Hydraulic Gold Mining Sediment

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    James, L. Allan

    Sustained Storage and Transport of Hydraulic Gold Mining Sediment in the Bear River, California L primarily in the Yuba Basin. Sus- tained storage and transport of hydraulic min- ing sediment in the Bear- ume is more than double previous estimates of storage in the lower basin, and is greater than any

  4. Copyright 2009 IBM Global Business Services Turning Green into Gold

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    Copyright 2009 IBM Global Business Services 1 Turning Green into Gold Are Supply Chain Cost: In a market characterized by volatile energy costs and other rising supply chain costs, cost containment IBM survey, a majority of Supply Chain Executives identified cost containment as a continuing

  5. Evaluation of Hypervelocity Gold Nanoparticles for Nanovolume Surface Mass Spectrometry

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    DeBord, John 1986-

    2012-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Impacts of high kinetic energy massive gold clusters (~ 500 keV Au400+4) exhibit significantly enhanced secondary ion yields relative to traditional atomic or polyatomic primary ions (e.g. Au3 and C60). The one-of-a-kind instrument used to generate...

  6. Housing market report Australian capital cities and Gold Coast

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    Peters, Richard

    point to a market heating up. Historically low interest rates are the fuel to this emerging fire whichHousing market report Australian capital cities and Gold Coast residential property market February Economist Australian Property Monitors 1300 799 109 | domain.com.au The housing market is up and running

  7. (Data in metric tons of gold content unless otherwise noted)

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    %; electrical and electronics, 7%; dental and other, 21%. Salient Statistics--United States: 2005 2006 2007 2008 ounce 4 446 606 699 *874 950 Employment, mine and mill, number 5 7,910 8,350 9,130 9,560 9,600 Net%; Peru, 29%; Mexico, 16%; Chile, 9%; and other, 16%. Tariff: Most imports of unwrought gold, including

  8. Catalytically active gold on ordered titania supportsw Mingshu Chenab

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    Goodman, Wayne

    the topic of gold: chemistry, materials and catalysis. Mingshu Chen Mingshu Chen received his BS in Applied, and the extension of Au catalysis to other reactions. This tutorial review summarises the current understanding issues of catalysis by nanostructured Au, effects of oxide support and active site/structure, especially

  9. Comment on "Formation of Holes in Alkanethiol Monolayers on Gold"

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    Myrick, Michael Lenn

    microscopy (STM) images of al- kanethiolate monolayers on gold, one type of defect appears which does concentration.1 Fifth, the evolution of the holes appears to cease once the self-assembled monolayer (SAM) has the surface. They are not usually found very near existing step defects, and time-resolved STM images

  10. Enhanced radiative heat transfer between nanostructured gold plates

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    R. Guérout; J. Lussange; F. S. S. Rosa; J. -P. Hugonin; D. A. R. Dalvit; J. -J. Greffet; A. Lambrecht; S. Reynaud

    2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the radiative heat transfer between nanostructured gold plates in the framework of the scattering theory. We predict an enhancement of the heat transfer as we increase the depth of the corrugations while keeping the distance of closest approach fixed. We interpret this effect in terms of the evolution of plasmonic and guided modes as a function of the grating's geometry.

  11. New chemistry with gold-nitrogen complexes: synthesis and characterization of tetra-, tri-, and dinuclear gold(I) amidinate complexes. Oxidative-addition to the dinuclear gold(I) amidinate

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    Abdou, Hanan Elsayed

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Nitrogen ligands have been little studied with gold(I) and almost no chemistry has been described using anionic bridging nitrogen ligands. This dissertation concerns the impact of the bridging ligands amidinate, ArNHC(H)NAr, on the chemistry of gold...

  12. Laboratory Experiments on the Effects of Blade Strike from Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies on Larval and Juvenile Freshwater Fishes

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    Schweizer, Peter E [ORNL; Cada, Glenn F [ORNL; Bevelhimer, Mark S [ORNL

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is considerable interest in the development of marine and hydrokinetic energy projects in rivers, estuaries, and coastal ocean waters of the United States. Hydrokinetic (HK) technologies convert the energy of moving water in river or tidal currents into electricity, without the impacts of dams and impoundments associated with conventional hydropower or the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) maintains a database that displays the geographical distribution of proposed HK projects in inland and tidal waters (FERC 2012). As of March 2012, 77 preliminary permits had been issued to private developers to study HK projects in inland waters, the development of which would total over 8,000 MW. Most of these projects are proposed for the lower Mississippi River. In addition, the issuance of another 27 preliminary permits for HK projects in inland waters, and 3 preliminary permits for HK tidal projects (totaling over 3,100 MW) were under consideration by FERC. Although numerous HK designs are under development (see DOE 2009 for a description of the technologies and their potential environmental effects), the most commonly proposed current-based projects entail arrays of rotating devices, much like submerged wind turbines, that are positioned in the high-velocity (high energy) river channels. The many diverse HK designs imply a diversity of environmental impacts, but a potential impact common to most is the risk for blade strike to aquatic organisms. In conventional hydropower generation, research on fish passage through reaction turbines at low-head dams suggested that strike and mortality for small fish could be low. As a consequence of the large surface area to mass ratio of small fish, the drag forces in the boundary layer flow at the surface of a rotor blade may pull small fish around the leading edge of a rotor blade without making physical contact (Turnpenny 1998, Turnpenny et al. 2000). Although there is concern that small, fragile fish early life stages may be unable to avoid being struck by the blades of hydrokinetic turbines, we found no empirical data in the published literature that document survival of earliest life-stage fish in passage by rotor blades. In addition to blade strike, research on passage of fish through conventional hydropower turbines suggested that fish mortalities from passage through the rotor swept area could also occur due to shear stresses and pressure chances in the water column (Cada et al. 1997, Turnpenny 1998). However, for most of the proposed HK turbine designs the rotors are projected to operate a lower RPM (revolutions per minute) than observed from conventional reaction turbines; the associated shear stress and pressure changes are expected to be lower and pose a smaller threat to fish survival (DOE 2009). Only a limited number of studies have been conducted to examine the risk of blade strike from hydrokinetic technologies to fish (Turnpenny et al. 1992, Normandeau et al. 2009, Seitz et al. 2011, EPRI 2011); the survival of drifting or weakly swimming fish (especially early life stages) that encounter rotor blades from hydrokinetic (HK) devices is currently unknown. Our study addressed this knowledge gap by testing how fish larvae and juveniles encountered different blade profiles of hydrokinetic devices and how such encounters influenced survivorship. We carried out a laboratory study designed to improve our understanding of how fish larvae and juvenile fish may be affected by encounters with rotor blades from HK turbines in the water column of river and ocean currents. (For convenience, these early life stages will be referred to as young of the year, YOY). The experiments developed information needed to quantify the risk (both probability and consequences) of rotor-blade strike to YOY fish. In particular, this study attempted to determine whether YOY drifting in a high-velocity flow directly in the path of the blade leading edge will make contact with the rotor blade or will bypass the blade while entrained in the boundary l

  13. High Brightness Plasmon-Enhanced Nanostructured Gold Photoemitters

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    Gong, Yu; Joly, Alan G.; Kong, Lingmei; El-Khoury, Patrick Z.; Hess, Wayne P.

    2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Plasmonic nanohole arrays are fabricated in gold thin films by focused ion beam (FIB) lithography. Subsequent heat treatment creates sub 100 nm nanometric structures including tips, rods and flakes, all localized in the nanohole array region. The combined nanohole array and nanostructured surface comprise an efficient photoemitter. High brightness photoemission is observed from this construct using photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM), following 780 nm femtosecond (fs) laser irradiation. By comparing our observables to results of finite difference time domain (FDTD) calculations, we demonstrate that photoemission from the sub-100 nm structures is enhanced in the region of propagating surface plasmons launched from the nanohole arrays. Additionally, by tuning hole diameter and separation in the nanohole array, the photoemission intensity of nanostructured photoemitters can be controlled. We observe a photoemission enhancement of over 108, relative to photoemission from the flat region of the gold substrate at laser intensities well below the ablation threshold.

  14. Gold, silver and uranium from seas and oceans

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    Necker, M.B.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This book reports on the emerging technology on the extraction of scarce and valuable metals from the seas, oceans, sea sediments and dilute solutions, and particularly of gold, silver and uranium, that has been surveyed and critically evaluated. The emphasis has been laid on gold and uranium since they are the most coveted metals. Co-recovery of these elements with others which are present in seawater, e.g. lithium, vanadium, magnesium, has also been described. The seas, oceans and sea sediments comprise enormous amounts of valuable metals worth trillions of dollars. Because of very high dilution the conventional technological methods for their recovery cannot be applied. Intensive R and D and engineering studies are underway. They undoubtedly will advance the day when a profitable recovery of the scarce and valuable metals from the seas, oceans, sea sediments, and other dilute solutions, will become a reality.

  15. Electron energy loss spectroscopy of gold nanoparticles on graphene

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    DeJarnette, Drew [Microelectronics and Photonics Graduate Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 (United States); Roper, D. Keith, E-mail: dkroper@uark.edu [Microelectronics and Photonics Graduate Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 (United States); Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 (United States)

    2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Plasmon excitation decay by absorption, scattering, and hot electron transfer has been distinguished from effects induced by incident photons for gold nanoparticles on graphene monolayer using electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Gold nano-ellipses were evaporated onto lithographed graphene, which was transferred onto a silicon nitride transmission electron microscopy grid. Plasmon decay from lithographed nanoparticles measured with EELS was compared in the absence and presence of the graphene monolayer. Measured decay values compared favorably with estimated radiative and non-radiative contributions to decay in the absence of graphene. Graphene significantly enhanced low-energy plasmon decay, increasing mode width 38%, but did not affect higher energy plasmon or dark mode decay. This decay beyond expected radiative and non-radiative mechanisms was attributed to hot electron transfer, and had quantum efficiency of 20%, consistent with previous reports.

  16. Gold-based electrical interconnections for microelectronic devices

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    Peterson, Kenneth A. (Albuquerque, NM); Garrett, Stephen E. (Albuquerque, NM); Reber, Cathleen A. (Corrales, NM); Watson, Robert D. (Tijeras, NM)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of making an electrical interconnection from a microelectronic device to a package, comprising ball or wedge compression bonding a gold-based conductor directly to a silicon surface, such as a polysilicon bonding pad in a MEMS or IMEMS device, without using layers of aluminum or titanium disposed in-between the conductor and the silicon surface. After compression bonding, optional heating of the bond above 363 C. allows formation of a liquid gold-silicon eutectic phase containing approximately 3% (by weight) silicon, which significantly improves the bond strength by reforming and enhancing the initial compression bond. The same process can be used for improving the bond strength of Au--Ge bonds by forming a liquid Au-12Ge eutectic phase.

  17. Method of making gold thiolate and photochemically functionalized microcantilevers

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    Boiadjiev, Vassil I. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Brown, Gilbert M. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Pinnaduwage, Lal A. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Thundat, Thomas G. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Bonnesen, Peter V. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Goretzki, Gudrun (Nottingham, GB) [Nottingham, GB

    2009-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Highly sensitive sensor platforms for the detection of specific reagents, such as chromate, gasoline and biological species, using microcantilevers and other microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) whose surfaces have been modified with photochemically attached organic monolayers, such as self-assembled monolayers (SAM), or gold-thiol surface linkage are taught. The microcantilever sensors use photochemical hydrosilylation to modify silicon surfaces and gold-thiol chemistry to modify metallic surfaces thereby enabling individual microcantilevers in multicantilever array chips to be modified separately. Terminal vinyl substituted hydrocarbons with a variety of molecular recognition sites can be attached to the surface of silicon via the photochemical hydrosilylation process. By focusing the activating UV light sequentially on selected silicon or silicon nitride hydrogen terminated surfaces and soaking or spotting selected metallic surfaces with organic thiols, sulfides, or disulfides, the microcantilevers are functionalized. The device and photochemical method are intended to be integrated into systems for detecting specific agents including chromate groundwater contamination, gasoline, and biological species.

  18. The structure and properties of graphene supported on gold nanoparticles

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    Osváth, Zoltán; Kertész, Krisztián; Molnár, György; Vértesy, Gábor; Zámbó, Dániel; Hwang, Chanyong; Biró, László P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphene covered metal nanoparticles constitute a novel type of hybrid materials, which provide a unique platform to study plasmonic effects, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), and metal-graphene interactions at the nanoscale. Such a hybrid material is fabricated by transferring graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition onto closely spaced gold nanoparticles produced on a silica wafer. The morphology and physical properties of nanoparticle-supported graphene is investigated by atomic force microscopy, optical reflectance spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/STS), and confocal Raman spectroscopy. This study shows that the graphene Raman peaks are enhanced by a factor which depends on the excitation wavelength, in accordance with the surface plasmon resonance of the gold nanoparticles, and also on the graphene-nanoparticle distance which is tuned by annealing at moderate temperatures. The observed SERS activity is correlated to the nanoscale corrugation of graphene. STM and...

  19. Atomically flat single-crystalline gold nanostructures for plasmonic nanocircuitry

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    Jer-Shing Huang; Victor Callegari; Peter Geisler; Christoph Brüning; Johannes Kern; Jord C. Prangsma; Xiaofei Wu; Thorsten Feichtner; Johannes Ziegler; Pia Weinmann; Martin Kamp; Alfred Forchel; Paolo Biagioni; Urs Sennhauser; Bert Hecht

    2010-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Deep subwavelength integration of high-definition plasmonic nanostructures is of key importance for the development of future optical nanocircuitry for high-speed communication, quantum computation and lab-on-a-chip applications. So far the experimental realization of proposed extended plasmonic networks consisting of multiple functional elements remains challenging, mainly due to the multi-crystallinity of commonly used thermally evaporated gold layers. Resulting structural imperfections in individual circuit elements will drastically reduce the yield of functional integrated nanocircuits. Here we demonstrate the use of very large (>100 micron^2) but thin (substrate. Using this methodology we obtain high-definition ultrasmooth gold nanostructures with superior optical properties and reproducible nano-sized features over micrometer length scales. Our approach provides a possible solution to overcome the current fabrication bottleneck and to realize high-definition plasmonic nanocircuitry.

  20. Near-field heat transfer between gold nanoparticle arrays

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    Phan, Anh D., E-mail: anhphan@mail.usf.edu [Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620 (United States); Institute of Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 10 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh, Hanoi 10000 (Viet Nam); Phan, The-Long, E-mail: ptlong2512@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763 (Korea, Republic of); Woods, Lilia M. [Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620 (United States)

    2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The radiative heat transfer between gold nanoparticle layers is presented using the coupled dipole method. Gold nanoparticles are modelled as effective electric and magnetic dipoles interacting via electromagnetic fluctuations. The effect of higher-order multipoles is implemented in the expression of electric polarizability to calculate the interactions at short distances. Our findings show that the near-field radiation reduces as the radius of the nanoparticles is increased. Also, the magnetic dipole contribution to the heat exchange becomes more important for larger particles. When one layer is displayed in parallel with respect to the other layer, the near-field heat transfer exhibits oscillatory-like features due to the influence of the individual nanostructures. Further details about the effect of the nanoparticles size are also discussed.

  1. Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Awarded VPP Gold Star

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    Our journey to safety excellence began some six (6) years ago. The task seemed ominous with 6000 plus employees ranging from administrative assistants and craftsman to research scientists and engineers. Another challenge was the geographic dispersion of work areas being as much as 50 miles apart. A core group of employees caught the vision and knew that it could be done, and it is that perseverance that has lead the INEEL to the DOE-VPP Gold Star.

  2. Electrocatalysts having gold monolayers on platinum nanoparticle cores, and uses thereof

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    Adzic, Radoslav; Zhang, Junliang

    2010-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention relates to gold-coated particles useful as fuel cell electrocatalysts. The particles are composed of an electrocatalytically active core at least partially encapsulated by an outer shell of gold or gold alloy. The invention more particularly relates to such particles having a noble metal-containing core, and more particularly, a platinum or platinum alloy core. In other embodiments, the invention relates to fuel cells containing these electrocatalysts and methods for generating electrical energy therefrom.

  3. The Surface Morphology Characterization of Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold Under Bump Metallurgy (UBM) Using SEM

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    Arshad, M. K. Md; Isa, M. N. Md; Sohiful, Z. M. A. [School of Microelectronic, Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM), Blok A, Kompleks Pusat Pengajian KUKUM, Jalan Kangar-Arau, 02600 Jejawi, Perlis (Malaysia)

    2007-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the surface morphology characterization at each process step in electroless nickel immersion gold (ENIG) deposition using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The characterization start at initial bond pad, followed by cleaning, activation, first zincation, zinc removal, second zincation, electroless nickel and lastly immersion gold process. The result shows that the surface morphology of initial bond pad starts to change with deposition of zinc layer and further changes with deposition of nickel and gold layer.

  4. Groundwater Surface Water Interactions in a Gold-mined Floodplain of the Merced River

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    Sullivan, Lynn Sager

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    river flows and initial dredging efforts at the northeastare abandoned channels from the dredging era. The hydraulichit, the Snelling Gold Dredging Company and others acquired

  5. Packaging Waste and Hitting Home Runs: How Education and Lightning Strike Detection Technology Supports Company and Community Activities

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    Deecke, T.A. [Weston Solutions, Inc., 297 Kentucky Avenue, Kevil, KY 42053 (United States); Hyde, J.V.; Hylko, J.M. [WESKEM, LLC, 297 Kentucky Avenue, Kevil, KY 42053 (United States)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The weather is the most significant and unmanageable variable when performing environmental remediation activities. This variable can contribute to the failure of a project in two ways: 1) severe injury to an employee or employees following a cloud-to-ground lightning strike without prior visual or audible warnings; and 2) excessive 'down time' associated with mobilization and demobilization activities after a false alarm (e.g., lightning was seen in the distance but was actually moving away from the site). Therefore, in order for a project to be successful from both safety and financial viewpoints, the uncertainties associated with inclement weather, specifically lightning, need to be understood to eliminate the element of surprise. This paper discusses educational information related to the history and research of lightning, how lightning storms develop, types of lightning, the mechanisms of lightning injuries and fatalities, and follow-up medical treatment. Fortunately, lightning storm monitoring does not have to be either costly or elaborate. WESKEM, LLC selected the Boltek StormTracker Lightning Detection System with the Aninoquisi Lightning 2000{sup TM} software. This fixed system, used in combination with online weather web pages, monitors and alarms WESKEM, LLC field personnel in the event of an approaching lightning storm. This application was expanded to justify the purchase of the hand-held Sky Scan Lightning/Storm Detector Model P5 used by the Heath Youth Athletic Association (HYAA) which is a non-profit, charitable organization offering sports programs for the youth and young adults in the local community. Fortunately, a lightning injury or fatality has never occurred on a WESKEM Paducah project or an HYAA-sponsored event. Using these fixed and hand-held systems will continue to prevent such injuries from occurring in the foreseeable future. (authors)

  6. COMBINED FLUORESCENT AND GOLD PROBES FOR MICROSCOPIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS.

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    POWELL,R.D.HAINFELD,J.F.

    2002-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanogold{reg_sign}, a gold cluster with a core of gold atoms 1.4 nm in diameter, has proven to be a superior probe label for electron microscopy (EM), giving both higher labeling density and improved access to previously hindered or restricted antigens. It may be visualized by autometallography (AMG) for use in light microscopy (LM): silver-and gold-amplified Nanogold detection has proven to be one of the most sensitive methods available for the detection of low copy number targets such as viral DNA in cells and tissue specimens. AMG enhancement has also made Nanogold an effective detection label in blots and gels. The following protocols will be described: Labeling of nuclear components in cells. Protocol for in situ hybridization and detection with fluorescein-Nanogold--or Cy3{trademark}-Nanogold-labeled streptavidin. Nanogold is an inert molecule, and generally does not interact with biological molecules unless a specific chemical reactivity is introduced into the molecule. Conjugates are prepared using site-specific chemical conjugation through reactive chemical functionalities introduced during Nanogold preparation, which allows the gold label to be attached to a specific site on the conjugate biomolecule. For example, a maleimido-Nanogold derivative, which is specific for thiol binding, is frequently attached to the hinge region of an antibody at a unique thiol site generated by selective reduction of a hinge disulfide. This site is remote from the antigen combining region, and the Nanogold, therefore, does not compromise target binding. Nanogold may also be prepared with specific reactivity towards amines or other unique chemical groups. This mode of attachment enables the preparation of probes labeled with both Nanogold and fluorescent labels. Different chemical reactivities are used to attach the Nanogold and the fluorescent groups to different sites in the conjugate biomolecule, as shown in Figure 7.1. In this manner, the two labels are spaced sufficiently far apart that fluorescent resonance energy transfer does not quench the fluorescent signal, and the probes may be used to label specimens for fluorescent and EM observation in a single staining procedure. This reduces the complexity of the staining procedure, allowing less specimen perturbation, and also enables a higher degree of correlation between the fluorescence and EM localization of the target, thus increasing the usefulness of the complementary data sets. Since gold and fluorescent-labeled probes are often used at different concentrations under different conditions, optimum procedures for the use of fluorescent and gold probes may entail some degree of compromise between the most appropriate conditions for the two types of probes. However, the chemical stability of the Nanogold label means that it is generally stable to a wide range of use conditions, and the following protocols have been found to be effective for labeling specimens with combined fluorescein and Nanogold-labeled antibody Fab' probes and with combined Cy3 and Nanogold-labeled streptavidin.

  7. Fabrication of gold nanostructures through pulsed laser interference patterning

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    Yuan, Dajun, E-mail: dajun.yuan@gmail.com; Acharya, Ranadip, E-mail: racharya@gatech.edu [Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)] [Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); Das, Suman, E-mail: sumandas@gatech.edu [Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States) [Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)

    2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In this Letter, we report on the experimental development and computational modeling of a simple, one-step method for the fabrication of diverse 2D and 3D periodic nanostructures derived from gold films on silicon substrates and over areas spanning 1?cm{sup 2}. These nanostructures can be patterned on films of thickness ranging from 50?nm to 500?nm with pulsed interfering laser beams. A finite volume-based inhomogeneous multiphase model of the process shows reasonable agreement with the experimentally obtained topographies and provides insights on the flow physics including normal and radial expansion that results in peeling of film from the substrate.

  8. Molecular Structure of Water at Gold Electrodes Revealed

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  9. The New Gold Standard: Environmental Management Introduces the First LEED

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  10. The New Gold Standard: Environmental Management Introduces the First LEED

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  11. BioGold Fuels Corporation | Open Energy Information

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  12. Taking Advantage of Gold's Electron Attraction | The Ames Laboratory

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  13. Overpressure prediction by mean total stress estimate using well logs for compressional environments with strike-slip or reverse faulting stress state

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    Ozkale, Aslihan

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    OVERPRESSURE PREDICTION BY MEAN TOTAL STRESS ESTIMATE USING WELL LOGS FOR COMPRESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTS WITH STRIKE-SLIP OR REVERSE FAULTING STRESS STATE A Thesis by ASLIHAN OZKALE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies... of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2006 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering OVERPRESSURE PREDICTION BY MEAN TOTAL STRESS ESTIMATE USING WELL LOGS...

  14. Plasmon Spectroscopy and Imaging of Individual Gold Nanodecahedra: A Combined Optical Microscopy,

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    Plasmon Spectroscopy and Imaging of Individual Gold Nanodecahedra: A Combined Optical Microscopy, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France ABSTRACT: Imaging localized plasmon modes in noble- metal nanoparticles-loss spectroscopy (EELS) to study localized surface plasmons on individual gold nanodecahedra. By exciting surface

  15. Bleach-Imaged Plasmon Propagation (BlIPP) in Single Gold Nanowires

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    Zubarev, Eugene

    Bleach-Imaged Plasmon Propagation (BlIPP) in Single Gold Nanowires David Solis, Jr., Wei-Shun Chang approach to visualize propagating surface plasmon polaritons through plasmon-exciton interactions between single gold nanowires and a thin film of a fluorescent polymer. A plasmon polariton was launched

  16. Plasmon-resonant gold nanorods provide spectroscopic OCT contrast in excised human breast tumors

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    Oldenburg, Amy

    Plasmon-resonant gold nanorods provide spectroscopic OCT contrast in excised human breast tumors Oval Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907 ABSTRACT Plasmon-resonant gold nanorods have been demonstrated molecular contrast in human tissues. Keywords: Plasmon-resonance, nanorods, optical coherence tomography

  17. Surface Plasmon Mapping of Dumbbell-Shaped Gold Nanorods: The Effect of Silver Coating

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    Surface Plasmon Mapping of Dumbbell-Shaped Gold Nanorods: The Effect of Silver Coating Benito of surface plasmons in individual gold dumbbell-shaped nanoparticles (AuDBs), as well as AuDBs coated, which allows us to map plasmon-energy and intensity spatial distributions. Two dominant plasmon

  18. Faraday rotation enhancement of gold coated Fe2O3 nanoparticles: comparison of experiment and theory

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    Wysin, Gary

    Faraday rotation enhancement of gold coated Fe2O3 nanoparticles: comparison of experiment to evaluate their potential for application. In this study, the Faraday rotation enhancement of gold coated Fe2O3 nanoparticles (NP) is investigated experimentally and theoretically. The experiment shows

  19. Therapeutic platforms based on gold nanoparticles and their covalent conjugates with drug molecules

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    Zubarev, Eugene

    online 18 May 2012 Keywords: Gold Nanoparticles Nucleic acids Drug delivery Covalent attachment Ligand functionalization, this review will focus on nanoparticle conjugates for gene therapy, antibacterial, and anticancerTherapeutic platforms based on gold nanoparticles and their covalent conjugates with drug molecules

  20. Monitoring Simultaneous Distance and Orientation Changes in Discrete Dimers of DNA Linked Gold Nanoparticles

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    examples of functional nucleic acids include RNA ribozymes,1 RNA riboswitches,2 and repressor controlled for colorimetric sensing are DNA linked gold nanoparticles.15,16 The DNA linked gold nanoparticles function Nanoparticles Hongyun Wang and Bjo¨rn M. Reinhard* Department of Chemistry and The Photonics Center, Boston Uni

  1. Directed Assembly of Cationic Gold Nanoparticles by RNA Scaffolding Alexey Y. Koyfman,

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    Reich, Norbert O.

    -organizing functional devices can be accomplished with nucleic acids (1). Recently, we built a versatile programmable-like assemblies (Figure 1). 3.5 nm gold nanoparticles functionalized with cationic thiocholine wereDirected Assembly of Cationic Gold Nanoparticles by RNA Scaffolding Alexey Y. Koyfman, Gary Braun

  2. Hydroxyalkyl phosphine gold complexes for use as diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceuticals and method of making same

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    Katti, Kattesh V. (Columbia, MO); Berning, Douglas E. (Columbia, MO); Volkert, Wynn A. (Columbia, MO); Ketring, Alan R. (Columbia, MO)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A complex and method for making same for use as a diagnostic or therapeutic pharmaceutical includes a ligand comprising at least one hydroxyalkyl phosphine donor group bound to a gold atom to form a gold-ligand complex that is stable in aqueous solutions containing oxygen, serum and other body fluids.

  3. Hydroxyalkyl phosphine gold complexes for use as diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceuticals and method of making same

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    Katti, K.V.; Berning, D.E.; Volkert, W.A.; Ketring, A.R.

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A complex and method for making a diagnostic or therapeutic pharmaceutical includes a ligand comprising at least one hydroxyalkyl phosphine donor group bound to a gold atom to form a gold-ligand complex that is stable in aqueous solutions containing oxygen, serum and other body fluids. 20 figs.

  4. Polyaniline nanowires-gold nanoparticles hybrid network based chemiresistive hydrogen sulfide sensor

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    enough concentrations higher than 250 ppm may lead to death.1 Therefore, H2S sensor that is sensitive and rapid in its response is needed. Thick or thin film sensors based on gold and semicon- ductor oxides such as tin oxide, tungsten oxide, etc., have been reported.2,3 Doping with gold enhanced the sensitivity

  5. Synthesis and characterization of mixed monolayer protected gold nanorods and their Raman activities

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    Mlambo, Mbuso [Molecular Science Institute, School of Chemistry, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050 (South Africa); Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Advanced Materials Division, Mintek, Private Bag X3015, Randburg 2125 (South Africa); Mdluli, Phumlani S.; Shumbula, Poslet; Mpelane, Siyasanga [Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Advanced Materials Division, Mintek, Private Bag X3015, Randburg 2125 (South Africa); Moloto, Nosipho, E-mail: Nosipho.Moloto@wits.ac.za [Molecular Science Institute, School of Chemistry, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050 (South Africa); Skepu, Amanda; Tshikhudo, Robert [Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Advanced Materials Division, Mintek, Private Bag X3015, Randburg 2125 (South Africa)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Gold nanorods surface functionalization. - Highlights: • Mixed monolayer protected gold nanorods. • Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. • HS-(CH{sub 2}){sub 11}-NHCO-coumarin as a Raman active compound. - Abstract: The cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) gold nanorods (AuNRs) were prepared by seed-mediated route followed by the addition of a Raman active compound (HS-(CH{sub 2}){sub 11}-NHCO-coumarin) on the gold nanorods surfaces. Different stoichiometric mixtures of HS-(CH{sub 2}){sub 11}-NHCO-coumarin and HS-PEG-(CH{sub 2}){sub 11}COOH were evaluated for their Raman activities. The lowest stoichiometric ratio HS-(CH{sub 2}){sub 11}-NHCO-coumarin adsorbed on gold nanorods surface was detected and enhanced by Raman spectroscopy. The produced mixed monolayer protected gold nanorods were characterized by UV-vis spectrometer for optical properties, transmission electron microscope (TEM) for structural properties (shape and aspect ratio) and their zeta potentials (charges) were obtained from ZetaSizer to determine the stability of the produced mixed monolayer protected gold nanorods. The Raman results showed a surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) enhancement at the lowest stoichiometric ratio of 1% HS-(CH{sub 2}){sub 11}-NHCO-coumarin compared to high ratio of 50% HS-(CH{sub 2}){sub 11}-NHCO-coumarin on the surface of gold nanorods.

  6. Synthesis, structure and spectroscopic investigations of luminescent heterobimetallic gold(I)-Rhodium(I) species

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    Dempsey, Jillian Lee

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel, three-coordinate gold(I) dimer, Au2(tfepm)3Cl2 (la, lb), was synthesized and structurally characterized. Four gold(I)-rhodium(I) heterobimetallic complexes, AuIRh'(tBuNC)2(-dppm)2C12 (2), Au'Rh'(tBuNC)2(u-dmpm)2Cl2 ...

  7. Molecularly Resolved Images of Peptide-Functionalized Gold Surfaces by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

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    Webb, Lauren J.

    Molecularly Resolved Images of Peptide-Functionalized Gold Surfaces by Scanning Tunneling propargylglycine unnatural functional groups 20 Å apart and an alkanethiol self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a gold-terminated surfaces were imaged by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) using a low tunneling current of 10 p

  8. Effects of Shape and Size of Gold Nanoparticles on the Properties of Colloid and Nanocomposite 

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    Zarrin, Tahira

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    the storage density of flash memory. Flash memories used in USB sticks and memory cards for digital 28 cameras, normally hold a single layer of electric charge trapping device. Here gold nanoparticles were deposited in alternating layers... .................................................................................... 75 VII PROPERTIES OF GOLD COLLOIDS ......................................... 76 7.1 Non-Newtonian Fluid ............................................................... 76 7.2 Interfacial Forces in Nanostructured Fluid...

  9. Microfabrication-Compatible Nanoporous Gold Foams as Biomaterials for Drug Delivery

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    Seker, Erkin

    Microfabrication-Compatible Nanoporous Gold Foams as Biomaterials for Drug Delivery Erkin Seker different samples: (i) 12 mm-diameter circular plain glass cover slips; (ii) 5 mm-diameter gold spots patterned on the glass cover slips; (iii) 5 mm-diameter np-Au spots patterned on the glass cover slips

  10. Surface-Enhanced Plasmon Splitting in a Liquid-Crystal-Coated Gold Nanoparticle Sung Yong Park1,2

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    Stroud, David

    Surface-Enhanced Plasmon Splitting in a Liquid-Crystal-Coated Gold Nanoparticle Sung Yong Park1 June 2005) We show that, when a gold nanoparticle is coated by a thin layer of nematic liquid crystal wavelength [5]. The authors observed the surface plasmon splitting of a gold nanoparticle coated with a thin

  11. Effect of Gold Marker Seeds on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of the Prostate

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    Hossain, Murshed, E-mail: Murshed.Hossain@fccc.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Schirmer, Timo [Global MR Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Munich (Germany); Richardson, Theresa; Chen, Lili; Buyyounouski, Mark K.; Ma Changming [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Magnetic resonance stereoscopic imaging (MRSI) of the prostate is an emerging technique that may enhance targeting and assessment in radiotherapy. Current practices in radiotherapy invariably involve image guidance. Gold seed fiducial markers are often used to perform daily prostate localization. If MRSI is to be used in targeting prostate cancer and therapy assessment, the impact of gold seeds on MRSI must be investigated. The purpose of this study was to quantify the effects of gold seeds on the quality of MRSI data acquired in phantom experiments. Methods and Materials: A cylindrical plastic phantom with a spherical cavity 10 centimeters in diameter wss filled with water solution containing choline, creatine, and citrate. A gold seed fiducial marker was put near the center of the phantom mounted on a plastic stem. Spectra were acquired at 1.5 Tesla by use of a clinical MRSI sequence. The ratios of choline + creatine to citrate (CC/Ci) were compared in the presence and absence of gold seeds. Spectra in the vicinity of the gold seed were analyzed. Results: The maximum coefficient of variation of CC/Ci induced by the gold seed was found to be 10% in phantom experiments at 1.5 T. Conclusion: MRSI can be used in prostate radiotherapy in the presence of gold seed markers. Gold seeds cause small effects (in the order of the standard deviation) on the ratio of the metabolite's CC/Ci in the phantom study done on a 1.5-T scanner. It is expected that gold seed markers will have similar negligible effect on spectra from prostate patients. The maximum of 10% of variation in CC/Ci found in the phantom study also sets a limit on the threshold accuracy of CC/Ci values for deciding whether the tissue characterized by a local spectrum is considered malignant and whether it is a candidate for local boost in radiotherapy dose.

  12. Size-dependent radiosensitization of PEG-coated gold nanoparticles for cancer radiation therapy

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    Zhang, Xiao-Dong; Shen, Xiu; Chen, Jie; Sun, Yuan-Ming; Liu, Pei-Xun; Liang, Xing-Jie; 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.05.047

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gold nanoparticles have been conceived as a radiosensitizer in cancer radiation therapy, but one of the important questions for primary drug screening is what size of gold nanoparticles can optimally enhance radiation effects. Herein, we perform in vitro and in vivo radiosensitization studies of 4.8, 12.1, 27.3, and 46.6 nm PEG-coated gold nanoparticles. In vitro results show that all sizes of the PEG-coated gold nanoparticles can cause a significant decrease in cancer cell survival after gamma radiation. 12.1 and 27.3 nm PEG-coated gold nanoparticles have dispersive distributions in the cells and have stronger sensitization effects than 4.8 and 46.6 nm particles by both cell apoptosis and necrosis. Further, in vivo results also show all sizes of the PEG-coated gold nanoparticles can decrease tumor volume and weight after 5 Gy radiations, and 12.1 and 27.3 nm PEG-coated gold nanoparticles have greater sensitization effects than 4.8 and 46.6 nm particles, which can lead to almost complete disappearance of the ...

  13. The Hydrothermal Chemistry of Gold, Arsenic, Antimony, Mercury and Silver

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    Bessinger, Brad; Apps, John A.

    2003-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A comprehensive thermodynamic database based on the Helgeson-Kirkham-Flowers (HKF) equation of state was developed for metal complexes in hydrothermal systems. Because this equation of state has been shown to accurately predict standard partial molal thermodynamic properties of aqueous species at elevated temperatures and pressures, this study provides the necessary foundation for future exploration into transport and depositional processes in polymetallic ore deposits. The HKF equation of state parameters for gold, arsenic, antimony, mercury, and silver sulfide and hydroxide complexes were derived from experimental equilibrium constants using nonlinear regression calculations. In order to ensure that the resulting parameters were internally consistent, those experiments utilizing incompatible thermodynamic data were re-speciated prior to regression. Because new experimental studies were used to revise the HKF parameters for H2S0 and HS-1, those metal complexes for which HKF parameters had been previously derived were also updated. It was found that predicted thermodynamic properties of metal complexes are consistent with linear correlations between standard partial molal thermodynamic properties. This result allowed assessment of several complexes for which experimental data necessary to perform regression calculations was limited. Oxygen fugacity-temperature diagrams were calculated to illustrate how thermodynamic data improves our understanding of depositional processes. Predicted thermodynamic properties were used to investigate metal transport in Carlin-type gold deposits. Assuming a linear relationship between temperature and pressure, metals are predicted to predominantly be transported as sulfide complexes at a total aqueous sulfur concentration of 0.05 m. Also, the presence of arsenic and antimony mineral phases in the deposits are shown to restrict mineralization within a limited range of chemical conditions. Finally, at a lesser aqueous sulfur concentration of 0.01 m, host rock sulfidation can explain the origin of arsenic and antimony minerals within the paragenetic sequence.

  14. Modeling pore corrosion in normally open gold- plated copper connectors.

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    Battaile, Corbett Chandler; Moffat, Harry K.; Sun, Amy Cha-Tien; Enos, David George; Serna, Lysle M.; Sorensen, Neil Robert

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this study is to model the electrical response of gold plated copper electrical contacts exposed to a mixed flowing gas stream consisting of air containing 10 ppb H{sub 2}S at 30 C and a relative humidity of 70%. This environment accelerates the attack normally observed in a light industrial environment (essentially a simplified version of the Battelle Class 2 environment). Corrosion rates were quantified by measuring the corrosion site density, size distribution, and the macroscopic electrical resistance of the aged surface as a function of exposure time. A pore corrosion numerical model was used to predict both the growth of copper sulfide corrosion product which blooms through defects in the gold layer and the resulting electrical contact resistance of the aged surface. Assumptions about the distribution of defects in the noble metal plating and the mechanism for how corrosion blooms affect electrical contact resistance were needed to complete the numerical model. Comparisons are made to the experimentally observed number density of corrosion sites, the size distribution of corrosion product blooms, and the cumulative probability distribution of the electrical contact resistance. Experimentally, the bloom site density increases as a function of time, whereas the bloom size distribution remains relatively independent of time. These two effects are included in the numerical model by adding a corrosion initiation probability proportional to the surface area along with a probability for bloom-growth extinction proportional to the corrosion product bloom volume. The cumulative probability distribution of electrical resistance becomes skewed as exposure time increases. While the electrical contact resistance increases as a function of time for a fraction of the bloom population, the median value remains relatively unchanged. In order to model this behavior, the resistance calculated for large blooms has been weighted more heavily.

  15. High-resolution chemical imaging of gold nanoparticles using hard x-ray ptychography

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    Hoppe, R.; Patommel, J.; Schroer, C. G. [Institute of Structural Physics, Technische Universitaet Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)] [Institute of Structural Physics, Technische Universitaet Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany); Reinhardt, J. [Institute of Structural Physics, Technische Universitaet Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany) [Institute of Structural Physics, Technische Universitaet Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany); Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany)] [Germany; Hofmann, G.; Grunwaldt, J.-D. [Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, D-76131 Karlsruhe (Germany)] [Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, D-76131 Karlsruhe (Germany); Damsgaard, C. D. [Center for Electron Nanoscopy and Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Lyngby (Denmark)] [Center for Electron Nanoscopy and Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Lyngby (Denmark); Wellenreuther, G.; Falkenberg, G. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany)] [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany)

    2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine resonant scattering with (ptychographic) scanning coherent diffraction microscopy to determine the chemical state of gold nanoparticles with high spatial resolution. Ptychographic images of the sample are recorded for a series of energies around the gold L{sub 3} absorption edge. From these data, chemical information in the form of absorption and resonant scattering spectra is reconstructed at each location in the sample. For gold nanoparticles of about 100 nm diameter, a spatial resolution of about 20-30 nm is obtained. In the future, this microscopy approach will open the way to operando studies of heterogeneous catalysts on the nanometer scale.

  16. A gold hybrid structure as optical coupler for quantum well infrared photodetector

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    Ding, Jiayi; Li, Qian; Jing, Youliang [National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 500 Yu Tian Road, Shanghai 200083 (China); Chen, Xiaoshuang, E-mail: xschen@mail.sitp.ac.cn; Li, Zhifeng; Li, Ning; Lu, Wei [National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 500 Yu Tian Road, Shanghai 200083 (China); Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)

    2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A hybrid structure consisting of a square lattice of gold disk arrays and an overlaying gold film is proposed as an optical coupler for a backside-illuminated quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP). Finite difference time-domain method is used to numerically simulate the reflection spectra and the field distributions of the hybrid structure combined with the QWIP device. The results show that the electric field component perpendicular to the quantum well is strongly enhanced when the plasmonic resonant wavelength of the hybrid structure coincides with the response one of the quantum well infrared photodetector regardless of the polarization of the incident light. The effect of the diameter and thickness of an individual gold disk on the resonant wavelength is also investigated, which indicates that the localized surface plasmon also plays a role in the light coupling with the hybrid structure. The coupling efficiency can exceed 50 if the structural parameters of the gold disk arrays are well optimized.

  17. analog-conjugated hollow gold: Topics by E-print Network

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    with both trans and gauche conformations bound to the gold clusters at top, bridge and hollow bonding sites. Comparing our results with the experimental data of Hihath et al....

  18. Application of Bare Gold Nanoparticles in Open-Tubular CEC Separations of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons and Peptides

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    Miksik, Ivan

    Application of Bare Gold Nanoparticles in Open-Tubular CEC Separations of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons, the polyimide capillary coating was removed by hot concentrated sulfuric acid. Then the capillary was completely

  19. Synthesis, characterization and assembly of the binary ligand protected gold nanoparticles

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    Kim, Hyewon, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When a gold nanoparticle is coated with two dislike ligands, the ligands selfassemble on the nanoparticle surface and the phase separation occurs based on the miscibility and the size mismatch of two ligands, and the sizes ...

  20. Art versus politics: Mike Gold, Joseph Freeman, and literary radicalism in the 1920s

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    Starr, Clinton Robert

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the 1920s, when there was little support for left wing writers from either the Communist Party or the broader intellectual community, literary intellectuals Mike Gold and Joseph Freeman attempted to use their writing to further the revolutionary...

  1. Ultrasensitive Optical Shape Characterization of Gold Nanoantennas Using Second Harmonic Generation

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    Dalang, Robert C.

    Ultrasensitive Optical Shape Characterization of Gold Nanoantennas Using Second Harmonic Generation for the sensitive optical characterization of plasmonic nanostructures. Furthermore, defects located where on the second harmonic signal. KEYWORDS: Plasmonics, nonlinear optics, surface integral formulation, realistic

  2. ORNL videos a gold mine for students, teachers | ornl.gov

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    videos a gold mine for students, teachers ORNL videos offer a glimpse inside the world of scientists and engineers. ORNL videos offer a glimpse inside the world of scientists and...

  3. Explorations of Functionalized Gold Nanoparticle Surface Chemistry for Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry Applications 

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    Gomez Hernandez, Mario 1980-

    2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Functionalized nanoparticles provide a wide range of potential applications for Biological Mass Spectrometry (MS). Particularly, we have studied the effects of chromophore activity on the performance of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) capped...

  4. Effects of varying ethanol and water concentrations as a gold nanoparticle gel solvent

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    Schaefer, Thomas Gerard

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Striped gold nanoparticles are unique in several of their characteristics and applications. Recent experiments have determined a new medium with which contain the nanoparticles is that of a chemical gel. The nanoparticles ...

  5. Noble Metal Catalysts for Mercury Oxidation in Utility Flue Gas: Gold, Palladium and Platinum Formulations

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    Presto, A.A.; Granite, E.J

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of noble metals as catalysts for mercury oxidation in flue gas remains an area of active study. To date, field studies have focused on gold and palladium catalysts installed at pilot scale. In this article, we introduce bench-scale experimental results for gold, palladium and platinum catalysts tested in realistic simulated flue gas. Our initial results reveal some intriguing characteristics of catalytic mercury oxidation and provide insight for future research into this potentially important process.

  6. Enhancing the Properties of Carbon and Gold Substrates by Surface Modification

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    Jennifer Anne Harnisch

    2002-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The properties of both carbon and gold substrates are easily affected by the judicious choice of a surface modification protocol. Several such processes for altering surface composition have been published in literature. The research presented in this thesis primarily focuses on the development of on-column methods to modify carbon stationary phases used in electrochemically modulated liquid chromatography (EMLC). To this end, both porous graphitic carbon (PGC) and glassy carbon (GC) particles have been modified on-column by the electroreduction of arenediazonium salts and the oxidation of arylacetate anions (the Kolbe reaction). Once modified, the carbon stationary phases show enhanced chromatographic performance both in conventional liquid chromatographic columns and EMLC columns. Additionally, one may also exploit the creation of aryl films to by electroreduction of arenediazonium salts in the creation of nanostructured materials. The formation of mercaptobenzene film on the surface of a GC electrode provides a linking platform for the chemisorption of gold nanoparticles. After deposition of nanoparticles, the surface chemistry of the gold can be further altered by self-assembled monolayer (SAM) formation via the chemisorption of a second thiol species. Finally, the properties of gold films can be altered such that they display carbon-like behavior through the formation of benzenehexathiol (BHT) SAMs. BHT chemisorbs to the gold surface in a previously unprecedented planar fashion. Carbon and gold substrates can be chemically altered by several methodologies resulting in new surface properties. The development of modification protocols and their application in the analytical arena is considered herein.

  7. World's Largest Gold Crystal Studied at Los Alamos

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    Vogel, Sven; Nakotte, Heinz

    2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    When geologist John Rakovan needed better tools to investigate whether a dazzling 217.78-gram piece of gold was in fact the world's largest single-crystal specimen - a distinguishing factor that would not only drastically increase its market value but also provide a unique research opportunity - he traveled to Los Alamos National Laboratory's Lujan Neutron Scattering Center to peer deep inside the mineral using neutron diffractometry. Neutrons, different from other probes such as X-rays and electrons, are able to penetrate many centimeters deep into most materials. Revealing the inner structure of a crystal without destroying the sample - imperative, as this one is worth an estimated $1.5 million - would allow Rakovan and Lujan Center collaborators Sven Vogel and Heinz Nakotte to prove that this exquisite nugget, which seemed almost too perfect and too big to be real, was a single crystal and hence a creation of nature. Its owner, who lives in the United States, provided the samples to Rakovan to assess the crystallinity of four specimens, all of which had been found decades ago in Venezuela.

  8. Structure and Function Evolution of Thiolate Monolayers on Gold

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    Grant Alvin Edwards

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of n-alkanethiolate self-assembled monolayers on gold has blossomed in the past few years. These systems have functioned as models for common interfaces. Thiolate monolayers are ideal because they are easily modified before or after deposition. The works contained within this dissertation include interfacial characterization (inbred reflection absorption spectroscopy, ellipsometry, contact angle, scanning probe microscopy, and heterogeneous electron-transfer kinetics) and various modeling scenarios. The results of these characterizations present ground-breaking insights into the structure, function, and reproducible preparation of these monolayers. Surprisingly, three interfacial properties (electron-transfer, contact angle, and ellipsometry) were discovered to depend directly on the odd-even character of the monolayer components. Molecular modeling was utilized to investigate adlayer orientation, and suggests that these effects are adlayer structure specific. Finally, the electric force microscopy and theoretical modeling investigations of monolayer samples are presented, which show that the film dielectric constant, thickness, and dipole moment directly affect image contrast. In addition, the prospects for utilization of this emerging technique are outlined.

  9. Closure of the Brewer Gold Mine by pit backfilling

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    Lewis-Russ, A.; Lupo, J.F. [Titan Environmental Corp., Englewood, CO (United States); Bronson, J.M. [Titan Environmental Corp., Tempe, AZ (United States)] [and others

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Brewer Gold Mine, located in north-central South Carolina, is implementing an innovative reclamation plan that includes backfilling the main Brewer open pit with mine waste. The primary goals of the closure are to reduce acid rock drainage and minimize or eliminate long-term operation and maintenance requirements by restoring the site property to approximate pre-mining topography. The plan calls for consolidation of approximately 200 acres of waste into approximately 20 hectares (50 acres). Much of the material to be backfilled into the pit, including spent heap leach material and waste rock, has acid-generating potential. Therefore, the backfill design integrated geochemical properties of the backfill materials with expected post-closure conditions. A prime consideration was the final position of the water table. Since mining at the site started in the early 1800`s, no records exist of the original groundwater levels. Therefore, the design incorporates a large anoxic limestone drain to control the final groundwater level. Additional amendments are to be placed in targeted areas of the backfill to maximize their utilization. A low-permeability cap system that includes a GEOSYNTHETIC clay liner has been designed to limit infiltration into the backfill.

  10. Hour-by-Hour Cost Modeling of Optimized Central Wind-Based Water

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  11. Effect of particle size on the thermo-optic properties of gold nanofluids – A thermal lens study

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    Kumar, B. Rajesh; Basheer, N. Shemeena; Kurian, Achamma [Photonics Lab, Department of Physics, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta (India); George, Sajan D., E-mail: sajan.george@manipal.edu [Centre for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka (India)

    2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Spherical gold nanoparticles having particle size in the range 30 to 50 nm are prepared using citrate reduction of gold chloride trihydrate in water. The influence of particle size on the thermal diffusivity value of gold nanofluid is measured using dual beam thermal lens technique. The present study shows that the particle size influences the effective thermal diffusivity value of the nanofluid substantially and the value decreases with decrease in particle size for the investigated samples.

  12. Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Clusters Ligated with 1,3-Bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)propane

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    Johnson, Grant E.; Priest, Thomas A.; Laskin, Julia

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this multidisciplinary study we combine chemical reduction synthesis of novel gold clusters in solution with high-resolution analytical mass spectrometry (MS) to gain insight into the composition of the gold clusters and how their size, ionic charge state and ligand substitution influences their gas-phase fragmentation pathways. Ultra small cationic gold clusters ligated with 1,3-bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)propane (DCPP) were synthesized for the first time and introduced into the gas phase using electrospray ionization (ESI). Mass-selected cluster ions were fragmented employing collision induced dissociation (CID) and the product ions were analysed using MS. The solutions were found to contain the multiply charged cationic gold clusters Au9L43+, Au13L53+, Au6L32+, Au8L32+ and Au10L42+ (L = DCPP). The gas-phase fragmentation pathways of these cluster ions were examined systematically employing CID combined with MS. In addition, CID experiments were performed on related gold clusters of the same size and ionic charge state but capped with 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane (DPPP) ligands containing phenyl functional groups at the two phosphine centers instead of cyclohexane rings. It is shown that this relatively small change in the molecular substitution of the two phosphine centers in diphosphine ligands (C6H11 versus C6H5) exerts a pronounced influence on the size of the species that are preferentially formed in solution during reduction synthesis as well as the gas-phase fragmentation channels of otherwise identical gold cluster ions. The mass spectrometry results indicate that in addition to the length of the alkyl chain between the two phosphine centers, the substituents at the phosphine centers also play a crucial role in determining the composition, size and stability of diphosphine ligated gold clusters synthesized in solution.

  13. The Genomes On Line Database (GOLD) in 2009: status of genomic and metagenomic projects and their associated metadata

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    Liolios, Konstantinos; Chen, Amy; Mavromatis, Konstantinos; Tavernarakis, Nektarios; Hugenholtz, Phil; Markowitz, Victor; Kyrpides, Nikos C.

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Genomes On Line Database (GOLD) is a comprehensive resource for centralized monitoring of genome and metagenome projects worldwide. Both complete and ongoing projects, along with their associated metadata, can be accessed in GOLD through precomputed tables and a search page. As of September 2009, GOLD contains information for more than 5800 sequencing projects, of which 1100 have been completed and their sequence data deposited in a public repository. GOLD continues to expand, moving toward the goal of providing the most comprehensive repository of metadata information related to the projects and their organisms/environments in accordance with the Minimum Information about a (Meta)Genome Sequence (MIGS/MIMS) specification.

  14. Benchmarking Exercises To Validate The Updated ELLWF GoldSim Slit Trench Model

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    Taylor, G. A.; Hiergesell, R. A.

    2013-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) results of the 2008 Performance Assessment (PA) (WSRC, 2008) sensitivity/uncertainty analyses conducted for the trenches located in the EArea LowLevel Waste Facility (ELLWF) were subject to review by the United States Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility Federal Review Group (LFRG) (LFRG, 2008). LFRG comments were generally approving of the use of probabilistic modeling in GoldSim to support the quantitative sensitivity analysis. A recommendation was made, however, that the probabilistic models be revised and updated to bolster their defensibility. SRS committed to addressing those comments and, in response, contracted with Neptune and Company to rewrite the three GoldSim models. The initial portion of this work, development of Slit Trench (ST), Engineered Trench (ET) and Components-in-Grout (CIG) trench GoldSim models, has been completed. The work described in this report utilizes these revised models to test and evaluate the results against the 2008 PORFLOW model results. This was accomplished by first performing a rigorous code-to-code comparison of the PORFLOW and GoldSim codes and then performing a deterministic comparison of the two-dimensional (2D) unsaturated zone and three-dimensional (3D) saturated zone PORFLOW Slit Trench models against results from the one-dimensional (1D) GoldSim Slit Trench model. The results of the code-to-code comparison indicate that when the mechanisms of radioactive decay, partitioning of contaminants between solid and fluid, implementation of specific boundary conditions and the imposition of solubility controls were all tested using identical flow fields, that GoldSim and PORFLOW produce nearly identical results. It is also noted that GoldSim has an advantage over PORFLOW in that it simulates all radionuclides simultaneously - thus avoiding a potential problem as demonstrated in the Case Study (see Section 2.6). Hence, it was concluded that the follow-on work using GoldSim to develop 1D equivalent models of the PORFLOW multi-dimensional models was justified. The comparison of GoldSim 1D equivalent models to PORFLOW multi-dimensional models was made at two locations in the model domains - at the unsaturated-saturated zone interface and at the 100m point of compliance. PORFLOW model results from the 2008 PA were utilized to investigate the comparison. By making iterative adjustments to certain water flux terms in the GoldSim models it was possible to produce contaminant mass fluxes and water concentrations that were highly similar to the PORFLOW model results at the two locations where comparisons were made. Based on the ability of the GoldSim 1D trench models to produce mass flux and concentration curves that are sufficiently similar to multi-dimensional PORFLOW models for all of the evaluated radionuclides and their progeny, it is concluded that the use of the GoldSim 1D equivalent Slit and Engineered trenches models for further probabilistic sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of ELLWF trench units is justified. A revision to the original report was undertaken to correct mislabeling on the y-axes of the compliance point concentration graphs, to modify the terminology used to define the ''blended'' source term Case for the saturated zone to make it consistent with terminology used in the 2008 PA, and to make a more definitive statement regarding the justification of the use of the GoldSim 1D equivalent trench models for follow-on probabilistic sensitivity and uncertainty analysis.

  15. Electrochemical and scanning probe microscopic characterization of spontaneously adsorbed organothiolate monolayers at gold

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    Wong, Sze-Shun Season

    1999-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation presented several results which add to the general knowledge base regarding organothiolates monolayer spontaneously adsorbed at gold films. Common to the body of this work is the use of voltammetric reductive resorption and variants of scanning probe microscopy to gain insight into the nature of the monolayer formation process as well as the resulting interface. The most significant result from this work is the success of using friction force microscopy to discriminate the end group orientation of monolayer chemisorbed at smooth gold surfaces with micrometer resolution (Chapter 4). The ability to detect the differences in the orientational disposition is demonstrated by the use PDMS polymer stamp to microcontact print an adlayer of n-alkanethiolate of length n in a predefine pattern onto a gold surface, followed by the solution deposition of a n-alkanethiol of n {+-} 1 to fill in the areas on the gold surface intentionally not coated by the stamping process. These two-component monolayers can be discriminated by using friction force microscopy which detects differences in friction contributed by the differences in the orientation of the terminal groups at surfaces. This success has recently led to the detection of the orientation differences at nanometer scale. Although the substrates examined in this work consisted entirely of smooth gold films, the same test can be performed on other smooth substrates and monolayer materials.

  16. Infrared dichroism of gold nanorods controlled using a magnetically addressable mesophase

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    Kostyantyn Slyusarenko; Doru Constantin; Benjamin Abécassis; Patrick Davidson; Corinne Chaéac

    2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Gold nanorods have unique optical properties, which make them promising candidates for building nano-structured materials using a "bottom-up" strategy. We formulate stable bulk materials with anisotropic optical properties by inserting gold and iron oxide nanorods within a lamellar mesophase. Quantitative measurements of the order parameter by modelling the absorbance spectra show that the medium is macroscopically aligned in a direction defined by an external magnetic field. Under field, the system exhibits significant absorption dichroism in the infrared range, at the position of the longitudinal plasmon peak of the gold nanorods (about 1200 nm), indicating strong confinement of these particles within the water layers of the lamellar phase. This approach can yield soft and addressable optical elements.

  17. Gold nanoparticles for cancer detection and treatment: The role of adhesion

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    Oni, Y. [Princeton Institute for Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM), Princeton University, 70 Prospect Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Hao, K. [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Dozie-Nwachukwu, S.; Odusanya, O. S. [African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Kilometer 10, Airport Road, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria); Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHESTCO), Gwagwalada, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria); Obayemi, J.D. [African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Kilometer 10, Airport Road, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria); Anuku, N. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Bronx Community College, New York, New York 10453 (United States); Soboyejo, W. O. [Princeton Institute for Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM), Princeton University, 70 Prospect Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Kilometer 10, Airport Road, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the results of an experimental study of the effects of adhesion between gold nanoparticles and surfaces that are relevant to the potential applications in cancer detection and treatment. Adhesion is measured using a dip coating/atomic force microscopy (DC/AFM) technique. The adhesion forces are obtained for dip-coated gold nanoparticles that interact with peptide or antibody-based molecular recognition units (MRUs) that attach specifically to breast cancer cells. They include MRUs that attach specifically to receptors on breast cancer cells. Adhesion forces between anti-cancer drugs such as paclitaxel, and the constituents of MRU-conjugated Au nanoparticle clusters, are measured using force microscopy techniques. The implications of the results are then discussed for the design of robust gold nanoparticle clusters and for potential applications in localized drug delivery and hyperthermia.

  18. Charge Retention by Gold Clusters on Surfaces Prepared Using Soft Landing of Mass Selected Ions

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    Johnson, Grant E.; Priest, Thomas A.; Laskin, Julia

    2012-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Monodisperse gold clusters have been prepared on surfaces in different charge states through soft landing of mass-selected ions. Ligand-stabilized gold clusters were prepared in methanol solution by reduction of chloro(triphenylphosphine)gold(I) with borane tert-butylamine complex in the presence of 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane. Electrospray ionization was used to introduce the clusters into the gas-phase and mass-selection was employed to isolate a single ionic cluster species (Au11L53+, L = 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane) which was delivered to surfaces at well controlled kinetic energies. Using in-situ time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) it is demonstrated that the Au11L53+ cluster retains its 3+ charge state when soft landed onto the surface of a 1H,1H,2H,2H-

  19. Bulk Gold-Catalyzed Reactions of Isocyanides, Amines, and Amine N-Oxides

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    Klobukowski, Erik; Angelici, Robert; Woo, Keith L.

    2012-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Bulk gold powder (5–50 ?m particles) catalyzes the reactions of isocyanides with amines and amine N-oxides to produce ureas. The reaction of n-butyl isocyanide (nBu–N?C) with di-n-propylamine and N-methylmorpholine N-oxide in acetonitrile, which was studied in the greatest detail, produced 3-butyl-1,1-dipropylurea (O?C(NHnBu)(NnPr2)) in 99% yield at 60 °C within 2 h. Sterically and electronically different isocyanides, amines, and amine N-oxides react successfully under these conditions. Detailed studies support a two-step mechanism that involves a gold-catalyzed reaction of adsorbed isocyanide with the amine N-oxide to form an isocyanate (RN?C?O), which rapidly reacts with the amine to give the urea product. These investigations show that bulk gold, despite its reputation for poor catalytic activity, is capable of catalyzing these reactions.

  20. Abstract--Chemiresistive (CR) sensors and sensor arrays coated with thiolate-monolayer-protected gold nanoparticle (MPN)

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    Mason, Andrew

    . II. THIOLATE-MONOLAYER-PROTECTED GOLD NANOPARTICLE SENSORS AND SENSOR ARRAYS MPN-coated CRs wereAbstract--Chemiresistive (CR) sensors and sensor arrays coated with thiolate-monolayer-protected gold nanoparticle (MPN) interfaces show great promise for high-sensitivity multi-vapor analysis

  1. Monolayerbilayer transition in Langmuir films of derivatized gold nanoparticles at the gaswater interface: An x-ray scattering study

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    Pershan, Peter S.

    of derivatized gold nanoparticles has been studied as a function of area/particle on the water surfaceMonolayerÕbilayer transition in Langmuir films of derivatized gold nanoparticles at the gas by attachment of carboxylic acid terminated alkylthiols, HS­(CH2)15­COOH. Compression of the film results

  2. Surface Science Letters The 2-D growth of gold on single-layer graphene/Ru(0001): Enhancement of

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    Goodman, Wayne

    Surface Science Letters The 2-D growth of gold on single-layer graphene/Ru(0001): Enhancement of CO online 7 May 2011 Keywords: Graphene Ru(0001) STM 2-D Au CO adsorption IRAS The growth and morphology of two-dimensional (2-D) gold islands on a single-layer graphene supported on Ru(0001) have been studied

  3. Negative nonlocal resistance in mesoscopic gold Hall bars : absence of giant spin Hall effect.

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    Mihajlovic, G.; Pearson, J. E.; Garcia, M. A.; Bader, S. D.; Hoffmann, A.; Univ. Complutense de Madrid

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the observation of negative nonlocal resistances in multiterminal mesoscopic gold Hall bar structures whose characteristic dimensions are larger than the electron mean-free path. Our results can only be partially explained by a classical diffusive model of the nonlocal transport, and are not consistent with a recently proposed model based on spin Hall effects. Instead, our analysis suggests that a quasiballistic transport mechanism is responsible for the observed negative nonlocal resistance. Based on the sensitivity of our measurements and the spin Hall effect model, we find an upper limit for the spin Hall angle in gold of 0.023 at 4.5 K.

  4. Three-dimensional x-ray fluorescence mapping of a gold nanoparticle-loaded phantom

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    Ren, Liqiang; Wu, Di; Li, Yuhua; Liu, Hong, E-mail: liu@ou.edu [Center for Bioengineering and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States)] [Center for Bioengineering and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Wang, Ge [Biomedical Imaging Cluster and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States)] [Biomedical Imaging Cluster and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); Wu, Xizeng [Department of Radiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 (United States)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose : X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a promising technique with sufficient specificity and sensitivity for identifying and quantifying features in small samples containing high atomic number (Z) materials such as iodine, gadolinium, and gold. In this study, the feasibility of applying XRF to early breast cancer diagnosis and treatment is studied using a novel approach for three-dimensional (3D) x-ray fluorescence mapping (XFM) of gold nanoparticle (GNP)-loaded objects in a physical phantom at the technical level. Methods : All the theoretical analysis and experiments are conducted under the condition of using x-ray pencil beam and a compactly integrated x-ray spectrometer. The penetrability of the fluorescence x-rays from GNPs is first investigated by adopting a combination of BR12 with 70 mm/50 mm in thickness on the excitation/emission path to mimic the possible position of tumor goldin vivo. Then, a physical phantom made of BR12 is designed to translate in 3D space with three precise linear stages and subsequently the step by step XFM scanning is performed. The experimental technique named as background subtraction is applied to isolate the gold fluorescence from each spectrum obtained by the spectrometer. Afterwards, the attenuations of both the incident primary x-ray beam with energies beyond the gold K-edge energy (80.725 keV) and the isolated gold K{sub ?} fluorescence x-rays (65.99 –69.80 keV) acquired after background subtraction are well calibrated, and finally the unattenuated K{sub ?} fluorescence counts are used to realize mapping reconstruction and to describe the linear relationship between gold fluorescence counts and corresponding concentration of gold solutions. Results : The penetration results show that the goldK{sub ?} fluorescence x-rays have sufficient penetrability for this phantom study, and the reconstructed mapping results indicate that both the spatial distribution and relative concentration of GNPs within the designed BR12 phantom can be well identified and quantified. Conclusions : Although the XFM method in this investigation is still studied at the technical level and is not yet practical for routinein vivo mapping tasks with GNPs, the current penetrability measurements and phantom study strongly suggest the feasibility to establish and develop a 3D XFM system.

  5. Calculation of the extinction cross section and lifetime of a gold nanoparticle using FDTD simulations

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    Radhakrishnan, Archana, E-mail: anju.archana@gmail.com [B.Tech, Engineering Physics, National Institute Of Technology, Calicut (India); Murugesan, Dr V., E-mail: murugesh@serc.iisc.in [Assistant Professor, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The electromagnetic theory of light explains the behavior of light in most of the domains quite accurately. The problem arises when the exact solution of the Maxwell's equation is not present, in case of objects with arbitrary geometry. To find the extinction cross-section and lifetime of the gold nanoparticle, the software FDTD solutions 8.6 by Lumerical is employed. The extinction cross-sections and lifetimes of Gold nanospheres of different sizes and arrangements are studied using pulse lengths of the order of femtoseconds. The decay constant and other properties are compared. Further, the lifetimes are calculated using frequency and time domain calculations.

  6. A phonon thermodynamics approach of gold nanofluids synthesized in solution plasma

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    Heo, YongKang, E-mail: yk@rd.numse.nagoya-u.ac.jp; Aburaya, Daiki, E-mail: daiki@rd.numse.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Graduate School of Materials Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan); Antoaneta Bratescu, Maria, E-mail: maria@rd.numse.nagoya-u.ac.jp [EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan); Saito, Nagahiro, E-mail: hiro@rd.numse.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Graduate School of Materials Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan); EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan); Green Mobility Collaborative Research Center, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8666 (Japan)

    2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The phonon thermodynamics theory for liquids was applied to explain the thermal characteristics of gold nanofluids synthesized by a simple, one-step, and chemical-free method using an electrical discharge in a liquid environment termed solution plasma process. The specific heat capacity of nanofluids was measured with a differential scanning calorimeter using the ratio between the differential heat flow rate and the heating rate. The decrease of the specific heat capacity with 10% of gold nanofluids relative to water was explained by the decrease of Frenkel relaxation time with 22%, considering a solid-like state model of liquids.

  7. Surface Plasmon Sensor Based on the Enhanced Light Transmission through Arrays of Nanoholes in Gold Films

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    Brolo, Alexandre G.

    Surface Plasmon Sensor Based on the Enhanced Light Transmission through Arrays of Nanoholes in Gold upon the resonant surface plasmon enhanced transmission through the array of nanoholes. The sensitivity was found to be 400 nm per refractive index unit, which is comparable to other grating-based surface plasmon

  8. Plasmon Length: A Universal Parameter to Describe Size Effects in Gold Nanoparticles

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    Marks, Laurence D.

    Plasmon Length: A Universal Parameter to Describe Size Effects in Gold Nanoparticles Emilie Ringe surface plasmon resonances are central to many sensing and signal transmission applications. Tuning of the plasmon energy and line width through particle size and shape is critical to the design of such devices

  9. SERS-Coded Gold Nanorods as a Multifunctional Platform for Densely Multiplexed Near-Infrared

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    Bhatia, Sangeeta

    photothermal tumor heating to ablative temperatures. In the future, the dense near-infrared spectralSERS-Coded Gold Nanorods as a Multifunctional Platform for Densely Multiplexed Near-Infrared Imaging and Photothermal Heating By Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Andrea Centrone, Ji-Ho Park, Renuka Ramanathan

  10. Pulsed infrared laser annealing of gold nanoparticles embedded in a silica A. Halabica,1,a

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    Pennycook, Steve

    Pulsed infrared laser annealing of gold nanoparticles embedded in a silica matrix A. Halabica,1,a J; published online 28 April 2008 Pulsed infrared laser irradiation was used to modify the optical and physical in a fused-silica matrix. The experiments demonstrate the unique effects of fast thermal heating

  11. Thomas Sommer gewinnt zweimal Gold bei der German Open Poomsae 2011

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    Pinnau, René

    Thomas Sommer gewinnt zweimal Gold bei der German Open Poomsae 2011 Mit der Poomsae-Union Rheinland-Pfalz (TURP) stellte sich auch der zweifache WM- Bronzemedaillengewinner Thomas Sommer der im Paarwettbewerb wollte Thomas Sommer mit Cyra De Rama nach einer Goldmedaille greifen und damit für

  12. Thiol-modified poly(ethylene glycol)-conjugated gold/ superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles

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    Levin, Judith G.

    by their sizes with coating material (~20­ 3,500 nm in diameter) as large SPIO (LSPIO) nanoparticles, standard a strong Au-S bond. Kojima et al. (3) coated the Au/SPIO nanoparticles with a thiol- modified PEG (PEGThiol-modified poly(ethylene glycol)-conjugated gold/ superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles

  13. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200502588 The Anomalous Infrared Transmission of Gold Films

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    interest. This interest stems from both the underlying physics and also the perceived potential report a study on the infrared transmission properties of gold films patterned on 2D CCs. The fabricated studies on the optical properties of metallic microstructures deposited on 2D CCs. The ordered metallic

  14. Silicone oil contamination and electrical contact resistance degradation of low-force gold contacts.

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    Dugger, Michael Thomas; Dickrell, Daniel John, III

    2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hot-switched low-force gold electrical contact testing was performed using a nanomechanical test apparatus to ascertain the sensitivity of simulated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) contact to silicone oil contamination. The observed cyclic contact resistance degradation was dependent on both closure rate and noncontact applied voltage. The decomposition of silicone oil from electrical arcing was hypothesized as the degradation mechanism.

  15. Gas Sensing Mechanism of Gold Nanoparticles Decorated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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    Gas Sensing Mechanism of Gold Nanoparticles Decorated Single- Walled Carbon Nanotubes Syed Mubeen towards different gas analytes, however the sensing mechanism was not clearly elucidated. The detailed demonstration of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) as highly sensitive gas sensors [1], there have been

  16. Synthesis of gold nano-particles in a microfluidic platform for water quality monitoring applications

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    Datta, Sayak

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A microfluidic lab-on-a-chip (LOC) device for in-situ synthesis of gold nano-particles was developed. The long term goal is to develop a portable hand-held diagnostic platform for monitoring water quality (e.g., detecting metal ion pollutants...

  17. Explorations of Functionalized Gold Nanoparticle Surface Chemistry for Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry Applications

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    Gomez Hernandez, Mario 1980-

    2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    EXPLORATIONS OF FUNCTIONALIZED GOLD NANOPARTICLE SURFACE CHEMISTRY FOR LASER DESORPTION IONIZATION MASS SPECTROMETRY APPLICATIONS A Thesis by MARIO ESTUARDO GOMEZ HERNANDEZ Submitted to the Office... DESORPTION IONIZATION MASS SPECTROMETRY APPLICATIONS A Thesis by MARIO ESTUARDO GOMEZ HERNANDEZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  18. Preparation of supported gold nanoparticles by a modified incipient wetness impregnation method

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    Boyer, Edmond

    procedure of impregnation of oxide supports with chloroauric acid, which is well-known to lead to large gold Paris Cedex 05, France Running title: Modified method of impregnation of Au/oxide Figures: 8 Tables: 3 after a treatment of calcination at 300°C on any type of oxide supports (alumina, titania, silica

  19. Molecular dynamics simulations of gold-catalyzed growth of silicon bulk crystals and nanowires

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    Cai, Wei

    ARTICLES Molecular dynamics simulations of gold-catalyzed growth of silicon bulk crystals of the orientation, yield, and quality of the NWs. Much of the studies on the VLS growth mechanism have been focused. In this article, we present the first set of MD simu- lations of NW growth using this Au­Si potential model

  20. FY2014 Parameters for Gold Ions in Booster, AGS, and RHIC

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    Gardner, C. J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Collider-Accelerator Dept.

    2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The nominal parameters for gold ions in Booster, AGS, and RHIC are given for the FY2014 running period. The parameters are worked out using various formulas to derive mass, kinetic parameters, RF parameters, ring parameters etc.. The ''standard setup'', ''medium-energy'', and ''low-energy'' parameters are summarized in separate sections.

  1. FY2014 Parameters for Helions and Gold Ions in Booster, AGS, and RHIC

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    Gardner, C. J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Collider-Accelerator Dept.

    2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The nominal parameters for helions (helion is the bound state of two protons and one neutron. It is the nucleus of a helium-3 atom.) and gold ions in Booster, AGS, and RHIC are given for the FY2014 running period. The parameters are found using various formulas to derive mass, helion anomalous g-factor, kinetic parameters, RF parameters, ring parameters etc..

  2. One-pot synthesis of triangular gold nanoplates allowing broad and fine tuning of edge length

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    Shelnutt, John A.

    imaging, and optical coating for solar energy converters.6­8 Additionally, nanotriangles show anisotropic in aqueous solution. The synthesis is based on the reduction of a gold salt using a tin(IV) porphyrin electrical conductivity,9 and strong enhancement of electric field at the vertices,10 which is expected

  3. EUTROPHICATION A J Gold, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA

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    Gold, Art

    EUTROPHICATION A J Gold, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA J T Sims, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA Ã? 2005, Elsevier Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Introduction Eutrophication describes in nutrient inputs. Phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) are the nutrients that drive most eutrophication processes

  4. Self-Assembly of Azulenic Monolayer Films on Metallic Gold Surfaces

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    Neal, Brad

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    . The overarching theme of this dissertation is the chemistry of new hybrid metal/azulene platforms featuring azulenic monolayer films anchored to the atomically flat metallic gold via isocyanide or thiolate junctions. One of the key aspects of this work addresses...

  5. Structural and Morphological Transitions in Gold Nanorods: A Computer Simulation Study

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    Dellago, Christoph

    to the particles by the laser is selected to be under the threshold for complete melting, intermediate products are exposed to low-energy laser pulses, they can undergo shape transitions at temperatures below melting of gold nanorods with various aspect ratios. In these experiments, laser pulses are used to selectively

  6. Stabilization of the palladium electrocatalyst with alloyed gold for ethanol oxidation

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    Keywords: Fuel cell Alkaline direct ethanol fuel cell Electrocatalyst Stabilization Palladiumegold alloy oxidation reaction, especially for the ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR) in alkaline direct ethanol fuelStabilization of the palladium electrocatalyst with alloyed gold for ethanol oxidation J.B. Xu, T

  7. World gold prices and stock returns in China: insights for hedging and diversification strategies

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    make use of several multivariate GARCH models (CCC-, DCC-, BEKK-, diagonal BEKK-, and VAR-GARCH exposures can be effectively hedged in portfolios of stocks over time. Finally, we show that the VAR-GARCH model performs better than the other multivariate GARCH models. Keywords: Stock markets, gold prices

  8. Selective and Rapid Room Temperature Detection of H2S Using Gold Nanoparticle Chain Arrays

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    Chen, Wilfred

    Selective and Rapid Room Temperature Detection of H2S Using Gold Nanoparticle Chain Arrays Joun Lee conductometric hydrogen sulfide (H2S) sensor was fabricated by AC dielectrophoretic assembly of amino acid-ppm level, the upper detection limit of 2 ppm, and a response time ofH2S was achieved

  9. H2S adsorption on chromium, chromia, and gold/chromia surfaces: Photoemission studies

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    Diebold, Ulrike

    H2S adsorption on chromium, chromia, and gold/chromia surfaces: Photoemission studies J. A, New Orleans, Louisiana 70148 Received 10 June 1997; accepted 26 August 1997 The reaction of H2S-based high-resolution photoemission spectroscopy. At 300 K, H2S completely decomposes on polycrystalline

  10. United Nations Association -Nebraska Division Hears Roger Gold's "World's Water Problems"

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    water problem there is the lack of water during the dry season. In the monsoons, water is collectedUnited Nations Association - Nebraska Division Hears Roger Gold's "World's Water Problems Dictionary (1980), and the New York Times Everyday Dictionary (1982). One-toorders are many of the 54 Water

  11. (Data in metric tons1 of gold content unless otherwise noted)

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    2006e Production: Mine 298 277 258 256 260 Refinery: Primary 196 194 222 163 180 Secondary (new and old above), and the U.S. Department of Defense administers a Government wide secondary precious-metals recovery program. Events, Trends, and Issues: Domestic gold mine production in 2006 was estimated to be 2

  12. (Data in metric tons1 of gold content unless otherwise noted)

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    2007e Production: Mine 277 258 256 252 240 Refinery: Primary 194 222 195 181 190 Secondary (new and old above), and the U.S. Department of Defense administers a Governmentwide secondary precious-metals recovery program. Events, Trends, and Issues: Domestic gold mine production in 2007 was estimated to be 6

  13. Asymmetric Catalysis at the Mesoscale: Gold Nanoclusters Embedded in Chiral Self-Assembled Monolayer as Heterogeneous

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    Asymmetric Catalysis at the Mesoscale: Gold Nanoclusters Embedded in Chiral Self of the catalytically active metallic sites and the surrounding chiral SAM for the formation of a mesoscale the catalytically active site from the nanoscale to the mesoscale, which implies a principle of operating systems

  14. Development of Gold Contacted Flip-chip Detectors with IMARAD CZT

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    T. Narita; P. F. Bloser; J. E. Grindlay; J. A. Jenkins

    2000-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present initial results from our evaluation of a gold-contacted pixellated detector using cadmium zinc telluride substrate produced by IMARAD Imaging Systems. The Horizontal Bridgman (HB) grown crystals from IMARAD have been shown to produce high resolution photopeaks, but they are also seen to have large leakage current. Our previous tests with IMARAD CZT showed that the use of indium anodes and gold cathode improved the resistivity compared to the standard indium-contacted detectors. We seek to test whether simple evaporated gold contacts alone could also reduce the leakage current and thus improve the spectral resolution, especially in the 10-100 keV energy range. We have fabricated several metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) detectors with a 4x4 array of pixels on 10x10 mm substrates. Measurements of the detectors' leakage current, spectral response, and temperature sensitivity are presented and compared to IMARAD's ohmic contact detector and gold contact MSM detectors made of High Pressure Bridgman (HPB) material. Finally, we show preliminary results from a tiled flip-chip pixellated detector made using the IMARAD detectors.

  15. Three dimensional controlled assembly of gold nanoparticles using a micromachined platform

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    Dokmeci, Mehmet

    Three dimensional controlled assembly of gold nanoparticles using a micromachined platform Nishant By using optical lithographic procedures, the authors present a micromachined platform for large scale to vary the height of the 3D platform for meeting different application requirements. This research

  16. The A.J. Goddard: Reconstruction and Material Culture of a Klondike Gold Rush Sternwheeler

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    Thomas, Lindsey Hall

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The A.J. Goddard, a steamboat built for the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898, wrecked in 1901 on Lake Laberge, Yukon Territory, where it lay undisturbed until its rediscovery in 2008 by the Yukon River Survey Project, directed by John Pollack...

  17. The Genomes On Line Database (GOLD) in 2007: status of genomic and metagenomic projects and their associated metadata

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    Fenner, Marsha W; Liolios, Konstantinos; Mavromatis, Konstantinos; Tavernarakis, Nektarios; Kyrpides, Nikos C.

    2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Genomes On Line Database (GOLD) is a comprehensive resource of information for genome and metagenome projects world-wide. GOLD provides access to complete and ongoing projects and their associated metadata through pre-computed lists and a search page. The database currently incorporates information for more than 2900 sequencing projects, of which 639 have been completed and the data deposited in the public databases. GOLD is constantly expanding to provide metadata information related to the project and the organism and is compliant with the Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence (MIGS) specifications.

  18. Oxygen and Hydroxyl Species Induce Multiple Reaction Pathways for the Partial Oxidation of Allyl Alcohol on Gold

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    Henkelman, Graeme

    , acrolein, over oxygen-precovered gold surfaces occurs via multiple reaction pathways. Utilizing temperature -dehydrogenation via interaction with an oxygen adatom or surface hydroxyl species to generate acrolein. Mediation

  19. Ionbombardmentenhanced grain growth in germanium, silicon, and gold Harry A. Atwater, Carl V. Thompson, and Henry I. Smith

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    Atwater, Harry

    , Carl V. Thompson, and Henry I. Smith Citation: J. Appl. Phys. 64, 2337 (1988); doi: 10..bombardment..enhanced grain growth in germanium, silicon, and gold thin films Harry A. Atwater,a) Carl V. Thompson

  20. The Influence of Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining on Deforestation Rates: The case of Seguenega, Burkina Faso. 

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    Palacios, Daniela

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates how Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems can be used to assess the influence of Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) on deforestation rates in Africa. Using the department of Seguenega in Burkina Faso...

  1. Excitons in a mirror: Formation of “optical bilayers” using MoS{sub 2} monolayers on gold substrates

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    Mertens, Jan; Baumberg, Jeremy J., E-mail: jjb12@cam.ac.uk [Nanophotonics Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Shi, Yumeng; Yang, Hui Ying, E-mail: yanghuiying@sutd.edu.sg [Pillar of Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore 138682 (Singapore); Molina-Sánchez, Alejandro; Wirtz, Ludger [Physics and Materials Science Research Unit, University of Luxembourg, L-1511 Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We report coupling of excitons in monolayers of molybdenum disulphide to their mirror image in an underlying gold substrate. Excitons at the direct band gap are little affected by the substrate whereas strongly bound C-excitons associated with a van-Hove singularity change drastically. On quartz substrates only one C-exciton is visible (in the blue) but on gold substrates a strong red-shifted extra resonance in the green is seen. Exciton coupling to its image leads to formation of a “mirror biexciton” with enhanced binding energy. Estimates of this energy shift in an emitter-gold system match experiments well. The absorption spectrum of MoS{sub 2} on gold thus resembles a bilayer of MoS{sub 2} which has been created by optical coupling. Additional top-mirrors produce an “optical bulk.”.

  2. Highly Nonlinear Luminescence Induced by Gold Nanoparticles on Glass Surfaces with Continuous-Wave Laser Illumination

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    Wu, Yong; Toro, Ligia; Stefani, Enrico

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on highly nonlinear luminescence being observed from individual spherical gold nanoparticles immobilized on a borosilicate glass surface and illuminated by continuous-wave (CW) lasers with relatively low power. The nonlinear luminescence shows optical super-resolution beyond the diffraction limit in three dimensions compared to the scatting of the excitation laser light. The luminescence intensity from most nanoparticles is proportional to the 5th--7th power of the excitation laser power and has wide excitation and emission spectra across the visible wavelength range. Strong nonlinear luminescence is only observed near the glass surface. High optical nonlinearity excited by low CW laser power is related to a long-lived dark state of the gold nanoparticles, where the excitation light is strongly absorbed. This phenomenon has potential biological applications in super-resolution and deep tissue imaging.

  3. Gold–promoted structurally ordered intermetallic palladium cobalt nanoparticles for the oxygen reduction reaction

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    Kuttiyiel, Kurian A.; Sasaki, Kotaro; Su, Dong; Wu, Lijun; Zhu, Yimei; Adzic, Radoslav R.

    2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Considerable efforts to make palladium and palladium alloys active catalysts and a possible replacement for platinum have had a marginal success. Here, we report on a structurally ordered Au??Pd??Co?? catalyst that exhibits comparable activity to conventional platinum catalysts in both acid and alkaline media. Electron microscopic techniques demonstrate that via addition of gold atoms PdCo nanoparticles undergo at elevated temperatures an atomic structural transition from core-shell to a rare intermetallic ordered structure with twin boundaries forming stable {111}, {110} and {100} facets. The superior stability of this catalyst compared to platinum after 10,000 potential cycles in alkaline media is attributedmore »to the atomic structural order of PdCo nanoparticles along with protective effect of clusters of gold atoms on the surface. This strategy of making ordered palladium intermetallic alloy nanoparticles can be used in diverse heterogeneous catalysis where particle size and structural stability matters.« less

  4. Benchmark Measurements of the Ionization Balance of Non-LTE Gold

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    Heeter, R F; Hansen, S B; Fournier, K B; Foord, M E; Froula, D H; Mackinnon, A J; May, M J; Schneider, M B; Young, B F

    2007-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors present a series of benchmark measurements of the ionization balance of well characterized gold plasmas with and without external radiation fields at electron densities near 10{sup 21} cm{sup -3} and various electron temperatures spanning the range 0.8 to 2.4 keV. They have analyzed time- and space-resolved M-shell gold emission spectra using a sophisticated collisional-radiative model with hybrid level structure, finding average ion changes ranging from 42 to 50. At the lower temperatures, the spectra exhibit significant sensitivity to external radiation fields and include emission features from complex N-shell ions not previously studied at these densities. The measured spectra and inferred provide a stringent test for non-local thermodynamic equilibrium (non-LTE) models of complex high-Z ions.

  5. Gold–promoted structurally ordered intermetallic palladium cobalt nanoparticles for the oxygen reduction reaction

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    Kuttiyiel, Kurian A. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Sasaki, Kotaro [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Su, Dong [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Wu, Lijun [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Zhu, Yimei [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Adzic, Radoslav R. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Considerable efforts to make palladium and palladium alloys active catalysts and a possible replacement for platinum have had a marginal success. Here, we report on a structurally ordered Au??Pd??Co?? catalyst that exhibits comparable activity to conventional platinum catalysts in both acid and alkaline media. Electron microscopic techniques demonstrate that via addition of gold atoms PdCo nanoparticles undergo at elevated temperatures an atomic structural transition from core-shell to a rare intermetallic ordered structure with twin boundaries forming stable {111}, {110} and {100} facets. The superior stability of this catalyst compared to platinum after 10,000 potential cycles in alkaline media is attributed to the atomic structural order of PdCo nanoparticles along with protective effect of clusters of gold atoms on the surface. This strategy of making ordered palladium intermetallic alloy nanoparticles can be used in diverse heterogeneous catalysis where particle size and structural stability matters.

  6. Technology demonstration for reducing mercury emissions from small-scale gold refining facilities.

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    Habegger, L. J.; Fernandez, L. E.; Engle, M.; Bailey, J. L.; Peterson, D. P.; MacDonell, M. M.; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Gold that is brought from artisanal and small-scale gold mining areas to gold shops for processing and sale typically contains 5-40% mercury. The uncontrolled removal of the residual mercury in gold shops by using high-temperature evaporation can be a significant source of mercury emissions in urban areas where the shops are located. Emissions from gold shop hoods during a burn can exceed 1,000 mg/m{sup 3}. Because the saturation concentration of mercury vapor at operating temperatures at the hood exhaust is less than 100 mg/m{sup 3}, the dominant component of the exhaust is in the form of aerosol or liquid particles. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with technical support from Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), has completed a project to design and test a technology to remove the dominant aerosol component in the emissions from gold shops. The objective was to demonstrate a technology that could be manufactured at low cost and by using locally available materials and manufacturing capabilities. Six prototypes designed by Argonne were locally manufactured, installed, and tested in gold shops in Itaituba and Creporizao, Brazil. The initial prototype design incorporated a pebble bed as the media for collecting the mercury aerosols, and a mercury collection efficiency of over 90% was demonstrated. Though achieving high efficiencies, the initial prototype was determined to have practical disadvantages such as excessive weight, a somewhat complex construction, and high costs (>US$1,000). To further simplify the construction, operation, and associated costs, a second prototype design was developed in which the pebble bed was replaced with slotted steel baffle plates. The system was designed to have flexibility for installation in various hood configurations. The second prototype with the baffle plate design was installed and tested in several different hood/exhaust systems to determine the optimal installation configuration. The significance of coagulation and collection of the mercury aerosols in exhaust ducts, which is dependent on the hood and collector configuration, was also evaluated. Prototype demonstration tests verified the theoretical basis for mercury aerosol capture that can be used to optimize the baffle plate design, flow rates, and hood exhaust ducts and plenum to achieve 80% or higher removal efficiencies. Results indicated that installation configuration significantly influences a system's capture efficiency. Configurations that retained existing inlet ducts resulted in system efficiencies of more than 80%, whereas installation configurations without inlet ducts significantly reduced capture efficiency. As an alternative to increasing the volume of inlet ducts, the number of baffle plates in the system baffle assembly could be doubled to increase efficiency. Recommended installation and operation procedures were developed on the basis of these results. A water-based mercury capture system developed in Indonesia for installation in smaller shops was also tested and shown to be effective for certain applications. The cost of construction and installation of the baffle plate prototype was approximately US$400. These costs were reported as acceptable by local gold shop owners and government regulators, and were significantly lower than the cost of an alternate charcoal/copper mesh mercury filter available in the region, which costs about US$10,000. A sampling procedure that consists of a particle filter combined with a vapor analyzer was demonstrated as an effective procedure for analyzing both the aerosol and vapor components of the mercury concentrations. Two key findings for enhancing higher mercury collection were identified. First, the aerosol/vapor mercury emissions must be given sufficient time for the mercury particles to coagulate to a size that can be readily captured by the baffle plates. An interval of at least 6 seconds of transit time between the point of evaporation and contact with the slotted baffle plates is recommended. Some particles will also deposit in the exhaust ducts

  7. Solvent-mediated end-to-end assembly of gold nanorods.

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    Wang, Y.; DePrince, E.; Gray, S.; Lin, X.-M.; Pelton, M.; Center for Nanoscale Materials

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate a new method for the bottom-up assembly of anisotropic nanoparticles, showing that alkanethiol molecules can induce controlled end-to-end assembly of gold nanorods in mixed water/acetonitrile solutions. The assembly is driven by solvent-mediated interactions among hydrophobic alkanethiol ligands selectively bound to the ends of the nanorods and among hydrophilic cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) surfactants on the sides of the rods. It occurs only when the gold-nanorod samples have been aged for approximately two weeks. We compare the kinetics of solvent-mediated assembly using undecanethiol ligands to assembly processes driven by covalent bonding using {alpha},{omega}-undecanedithiol ligands and processes driven by hydrogen bonding using 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid ligands. Our experiments demonstrate the different assembly mechanisms involved as well as the conditions needed to obtain selective end-to-end assembly.

  8. Distribution of copper, silver and gold during thermal treatment with brominated flame retardants

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    Oleszek, Sylwia, E-mail: sylwia_oleszek@yahoo.com [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, 1,1 Katahira, 2-Chome, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Institute of Environmental Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 34 M. Sklodowska-Curie St., 41-819 Zabrze (Poland); Grabda, Mariusz, E-mail: mariusz@mail.tagen.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, 1,1 Katahira, 2-Chome, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Institute of Environmental Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 34 M. Sklodowska-Curie St., 41-819 Zabrze (Poland); Shibata, Etsuro, E-mail: etsuro@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, 1,1 Katahira, 2-Chome, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Nakamura, Takashi, E-mail: ntakashi@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, 1,1 Katahira, 2-Chome, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: • Copper, silver and gold during thermal treatment with brominated flame retardants. • Distribution of copper, silver and gold during thermal processing. • Thermodynamic considerations of the bromination reactions. - Abstract: The growing consumption of electric and electronic equipment results in creating an increasing amount of electronic waste. The most economically and environmentally advantageous methods for the treatment and recycling of waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) are the thermal techniques such as direct combustion, co-combustion with plastic wastes, pyrolysis and gasification. Nowadays, this kind of waste is mainly thermally treated in incinerators (e.g. rotary kilns) to decompose the plastics present, and to concentrate metals in bottom ash. The concentrated metals (e.g. copper, precious metals) can be supplied as a secondary raw material to metal smelters, while the pyrolysis of plastics allows the recovery of fuel gases, volatilising agents and, eventually, energy. Indeed, WEEE, such as a printed circuit boards (PCBs) usually contains brominated flame retardants (BFRs). From these materials, hydrobromic acid (HBr) is formed as a product of their thermal decomposition. In the present work, the bromination was studied of copper, silver and gold by HBr, originating from BFRs, such as Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and Tetrabromobisphenol A-Tetrabromobisophenol A diglycidyl ether (TTDE) polymer; possible volatilization of the bromides formed was monitored using a thermo-gravimetric analyzer (TGA) and a laboratory-scale furnace for treating samples of metals and BFRs under an inert atmosphere and at a wide range of temperatures. The results obtained indicate that up to about 50% of copper and silver can evolve from sample residues in the form of volatile CuBr and AgBr above 600 and 1000 °C, respectively. The reactions occur in the molten resin phase simultaneously with the decomposition of the brominated resin. Gold is resistant to HBr and remains unchanged in the residue.

  9. Radioactive gold in the treatment of bovine ocular squamous carcinoma and its precursor lesions 

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    England, Roy Belvin

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A&M University D. V. M. , Texas A&M University Directed by: Dr. M. C. Banks Ten cases of clinically diagnosed bovine ocular carcinoma were treated by implanting radioactive gold seeds into the lesions with a needle and stylet. Progress films... were made at regular intervals during a 6 months convalescent period to record any changes resulting from this treatment. In 6 of 10 cases, total or near total regression occurred, while temporary regression and subsequent proliferation...

  10. Controlled epitaxial growth of mesoporous silica/gold nanorod nanolollipops and nanodumb-bells

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    Huang, Ching-Mao [Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanomedicine, National Health Research Institutes, 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan Town, Miaoli 35053, Taiwan (China); Material and Chemical Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu 30011, Taiwan (China); Chung, Ming-Fang; Lo, Leu-Wei, E-mail: lwlo@nhri.org.tw [Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanomedicine, National Health Research Institutes, 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan Town, Miaoli 35053, Taiwan (China); Souris, Jeffrey S. [Department of Radiology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we describe the controlled synthesis of novel heterogeneous nanostructures comprised of mesoporous silica-coated gold nanorods (MSGNRs) in the form of core–shell nanolollipops and nanodumb-bells, using a seed-mediated sol–gel method. Although MSGNR core–shell (?-MSGNR) structures have been reported previously by us and others, we herein discuss the first ever fabrication of MSGNR nanolollipops (?-MSGNR) and nanodumb-bells (?-MSGNR), achieved by simply controlling the aging time of gold nanorods (GNRs), the residual cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) coating of GNRs, and the addition of dimethyl formamide during incubation, centrifugation, and sonication, respectively. Transmission electron microscopy revealed two bare GNR isoforms, with aspect ratios of approximately 4 and 6, while scanning electron microscopy was used to further elucidate the morphology of ?-MSGNR and ?-MSGNR heterostructures. In agreement with the smaller dielectric constants afforded by incomplete silica encasement, spectroscopic studies of ?-MSGNR and ?-MSGNR, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) bands revealed 20-40 nm blue shifts relative to the SPR of ?-MSGNR. On the basis of the attributes and applications of more conventional ?-MSGNRs, ?-MSGNRs and ?-MSGNRs are anticipated to provide most of the utility of ?-MSGNRs, but with the additional functionalities that accompany their incorporation of both bare gold and mesoporous silica encased tips; with significant/unique implications for biomedical and catalytic applications.

  11. Upper limits for the existence of long-lived isotopes of roentgenium in natural gold

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    Dellinger, F.; Kutschera, W.; Forstner, O.; Golser, R.; Priller, A.; Steier, P.; Wallner, A.; Winkler, G. [University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA) Laboratory, Waehringer Strasse 17, A-1090 Wien (Austria)

    2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A sensitive search for isotopes of a superheavy element (SHE) in natural gold materials has been performed with accelerator mass spectrometry at the Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator, which is based on a 3-MV tandem accelerator. Because the most likely SHE in gold is roentgenium (Rg, Z = 111), the search concentrated on Rg isotopes. Two different mass regions were explored: (i) For the neutron-deficient isotopes {sup 261}Rg and {sup 265}Rg, abundance limits in gold of 3x10{sup -16} were reached (no events observed). This is in stark contrast to the findings of Marinov et al.[Int. J. Mod. Phys. E 18, 621 (2009)], who reported positive identification of these isotopes with inductively coupled plasma sector field mass spectrometry in the (1-10)x10{sup -10} abundance range. (ii) Theoretical models of SHEs predict a region of increased stability around the proton and neutron shell closures of Z = 114 and N = 184. We therefore investigated eight heavy Rg isotopes, {sup A}Rg, A = 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, and 296. For six isotopes no events were observed, setting limits also in the 10{sup -16} abundance range. For {sup 291}Rg and {sup 294}Rg we observed two and nine events, respectively, which results in an abundance in the 10{sup -15} range. However, pileup of a particularly strong background in these cases makes a positive identification as Rg isotopes--even after pileup correction--unlikely.

  12. Millifluidics for time-resolved mapping of the growth of gold nanostructures

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    Sai Krishna, Katla; Navin, Chelliah; Biswas, Sanchita; Singh, Varshni; Ham, Kyungmin; Bovencamp, L. S.; Theegala, Chandra; Miller, Jeffrey T; Spivey, James J.; Kumar, Challa S.S.R.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Innovative in situ characterization tools are essential for understanding the reaction mechanisms leading to the growth of nanoscale materials. Though techniques, such as in situ transmission X-ray microscopy, fast single-particle spectroscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering, etc., are currently being developed, these tools are complex, not easily accessible, and do not necessarily provide the temporal resolution required to follow the formation of nanomaterials in real time. Here, we demonstrate for the first time the utility of a simple millifluidic chip for an in situ real time analysis of morphology and dimension-controlled growth of gold nano- and microstructures with a time resolution of 5 ms. The structures formed were characterized using synchrotron radiation-based in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy, 3-D X-ray tomography, and high-resolution electron microscopy. These gold nanostructures were found to be catalytically active for conversion of 4-nitrophenol into 4-aminophenol, providing an example of the potential opportunities for time-resolved analysis of catalytic reactions. While the investigations reported here are focused on gold nanostructures, the technique can be applied to analyze the time-resolved growth of other types of nanostructured metals and metal oxides. With the ability to probe at least a 10-fold higher concentrations, in comparison with traditional microfluidics, the tool has potential to revolutionize a broad range of fields from catalysis, molecular analysis, biodefense, and molecular biology.

  13. Initiation of electroless nickel plating on copper, palladium-activated copper, gold, and platinum

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    Flis, J.; Duquette, D.J.

    1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The catalytic activity of copper, palladium-activated copper, gold, and platinum for electro-oxidation of hypophosphite and electroless nickel plating was investigated in an ammoniacal solution of pH 8.8 at 50/sup 0/C by potential measurements and linear sweep voltammetry from -0.3 to -0.92V vs. SCE. Early stages of nickel plating on copper-palladium substrates were studied by scanning electron microscopy in conjunction with EDAX. It was found that palladium-activated copper and gold were catalytically active in the entire range of potentials examined; copper was active below -0.6 platinum was not active at all. Small amounts of electrolytically deposited nickel considerably increased the electro-oxidation rate of hypophosphite on copper, gold, and palladium. TEM examinations showed that activation of copper in a PdCl/sub 2//HCl solution resulted in the deposition of palladium in the form of separate patches. Electroless nickel deposition on copper substrates with separate palladium spots took place on copper and palladium independently of each other. The deposition on palladium was faster than that on copper. It was concluded that the activation of copper substrates around palladium spots occurred solely through a spontaneous potential shift, induced by electro-oxidation of hypophosphite on the palladium spots. It was suggested that small amounts of one metal synergistically enhanced the catalytic activity of the other metals.

  14. SU-E-J-247: A Simulation of X-Ray Emission with Gold Nanoparticle Irradiated by Energetic Proton Beam

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    Newpower, M; Ahmad, S; Chen, Y [University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To investigate the proton induced X-ray emissions in gold-water mixture materials. Methods: In this study a Monte Carlo simulation was created using the GEANT4 toolkit (version 4.9.6). The geometry in this setup includes a 2 cm × 2 cm × 2 cm target, a scoring sphere (radius = 10 cm) and a 65 MeV planar proton source (2 cm × 2 cm). Four concentrations of a gold-water solution were irradiated with 5×10{sup 5} incident protons at a distance of 0.5 cm perpendicular to the surface of the target. The solutions of gold-water mixture had 10%, 5%, 1% and 0.5% of gold by mass, respectively. The number of photon emitting for the target was counted in the scoring sphere for the energy range of 0-86.0 keV in 0.1 keV bins. For this study the reference physics list PhysListEmStandard was used together with the x-ray fluorescence, Auger electron and PIXE (particle induced xray emission) options enabled. The range cuts for photons and electrons were set at 0.5 mm and 1.0 mm, respectively. Results: In the energy spectra of emitting X-ray fluorescence, peaks from gold K shell characteristic x-rays (68.8 and 66.9 keV) were observed. The number of counts under the peaks of Ka1 and Ka2 was found to increase with the increasing of the gold concentrations in the mixture materials. The X-ray yields (for both Ka1 and Ka2) when fitted with least-square method as a function of gold concentration demonstrate a linear dependency with R{sup 2} > 0.96. The Ka1yield per incident proton was found to be 0.0016 for 10% gold-water mixture solutions. Conclusion: This preliminary study with PIXE technique with gold nanoparticle has demonstrated potentials for its utilization in the development of range and dose verification methodology that is currently of great interest in the field of proton radiation therapy.

  15. Heat capacity of quantum adsorbates: Hydrogen and helium on evaporated gold films

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    Birmingham, J.T. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics]|[Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Materials Sciences Div.

    1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The author has constructed an apparatus to make specific heat measurements of quantum gases adsorbed on metallic films at temperatures between 0.3 and 4 K. He has used this apparatus to study quench-condensed hydrogen films between 4 and 923 layers thick with J = 1 concentrations between 0.28 and 0.75 deposited on an evaporated gold surface. He has observed that the orientational ordering of the J = 1 molecules depends on the substrate temperature during deposition of the hydrogen film. He has inferred that the density of the films condensed at the lowest temperatures is 25% higher than in bulk H{sub 2} crystals and have observed that the structure of those films is affected by annealing at 3.4 K. The author has measured the J = 1 to J = 0 conversion rate to be comparable to that of the bulk for thick films; however, he found evidence that the gold surface catalyzes conversion in the first two to four layers. He has also used this apparatus to study films of {sup 4}He less than one layer thick adsorbed on an evaporated gold surface. He shows that the phase diagram of the system is similar to that for {sup 4}He/graphite although not as rich in structure, and the phase boundaries occur at different coverages and temperatures. At coverages below about half a layer and at sufficiently high temperatures, the {sup 4}He behaves like a two-dimensional noninteracting Bose gas. At lower temperatures and higher coverages, liquidlike and solidlike behavior is observed. The Appendix shows measurements of the far-infrared absorptivity of the high-{Tc} superconductor La{sub 1.87}Sr{sub 0.13}CuO{sub 4}.

  16. Electrochemical method of controlling thiolate coverage on a conductive substrate such as gold

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    Porter, M.D.; Weisshaar, D.E.

    1998-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrochemical method is described for forming a partial monomolecular layer of a predetermined extent of coverage of a thiolate of the formula, XRS-, therein R can be a linear or branched chain hydrocarbon or an aromatic or the like and X can be any compatible end group, e.g., OH, COOH, CH{sub 3} or the like, upon a substrate such as gold, which involves applying in an electrochemical system a constant voltage preselected to yield the desired predetermined extent of coverage. 13 figs.

  17. The characterization and reactivity of dinuclear gold complexes containing phosphonium or tertiary phosphine bridging ligands

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    Diebold, Julia Shain

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (dppc(cH ))], were believed to have 3 2 3 2' been formed and were characterized by P NMR. Based on H NMR 31 1 evidence it was postulated that 3 may have also undergone an oxidative addition reaction with methyl iodide to form the gold(II) adduct 3-(cH )(I... characterized crystallographically. In this complex one iodine atom bridges the two metal centers, The product initially formed in this reaction was shown by H NMR to be [Au(dppCH(CH ))] . Methyl analogues of 2, 3 2 [Au(dppc(cH ) )] , and 3, [Au...

  18. Optical Manipulation of Shape-Morphing Elastomeric Liquid Crystal Microparticles Doped with Gold Nanocrystals

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    Sun, Y. R.; Evans, J. S.; Lee, T.; Senyuk, B.; Keller, P.; He, S. L.; Smalyukh, I. I.

    2012-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate facile optical manipulation of shape of birefringent colloidal microparticles made from liquid crystal elastomers. Using soft lithography and polymerization, we fabricate elastomeric microcylinders with weakly undulating director oriented on average along their long axes. These particles are infiltrated with gold nanospheres acting as heat transducers that allow for an efficient localized transfer of heat from a focused infrared laser beam to a submicrometer region within a microparticle. Photothermal control of ordering in the liquid crystal elastomer using scanned beams allows for a robust control of colloidal particles, enabling both reversible and irreversible changes of shape. Possible applications include optomechanics, microfluidics, and reconfigurable colloidal composites with shape-dependent self-assembly.

  19. Characterization of plasmon-resonant gold nanorods as near-infrared optical contrast agents investigated using a double-integrating sphere

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    Oldenburg, Amy

    Characterization of plasmon-resonant gold nanorods as near-infrared optical contrast agents, IN 47907 ABSTRACT The potential for using plasmon-resonant gold nanorods as targeted contrast agents and absorption of plasmon-resonant nanorods are measured with a double-integrating sphere system at 774 and 1304

  20. Influence of Overwatering and Fertilization on Nitrogen Losses from Home Lawns T. G. MORTON, A. J. GOLD,* AND W. M. SULLIVAN

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    Gold, Art

    . GOLD,* AND W. M. SULLIVAN ABSTRACT Fertilized home lawns represent a potential source of NO,-N con sandy loam (sandy, mixed, mesic Typic Dystrochrept). Soil-water per- colate was collected by suction water standard of 10 mg L" (USEPA, 1976). Leaching of NO3 is of particular T.G. Morton and A.J. Gold

  1. Conductivity behavior of very thin gold films ruptured by mass transport in photosensitive polymer film

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    Linde, Felix; Sekhar Yadavalli, Nataraja; Santer, Svetlana [Department of Experimental Physics, Institute for Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)] [Department of Experimental Physics, Institute for Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)

    2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on conductivity behavior of very thin gold layer deposited on a photosensitive polymer film. Under irradiation with light interference pattern, the azobenzene containing photosensitive polymer film undergoes deformation at which topography follows a distribution of intensity, resulting in the formation of a surface relief grating. This process is accompanied by a change in the shape of the polymer surface from flat to sinusoidal together with a corresponding increase in surface area. The gold layer placed above deforms along with the polymer and ruptures at a strain of 4%. The rupturing is spatially well defined, occurring at the topographic maxima and minima resulting in periodic cracks across the whole irradiated area. We have shown that this periodic micro-rupturing of a thin metal film has no significant impact on the electrical conductivity of the films. We suggest a model to explain this phenomenon and support this by additional experiments where the conductivity is measured in a process when a single nanoscopic scratch is formed with an AFM tip. Our results indicate that in flexible electronic materials consisting of a polymer support and an integrated metal circuit, nano- and micro cracks do not alter significantly the behavior of the conductivity unless the metal is disrupted completely.

  2. What Protects the Core When the Thiolated Gold Cluster is Extremely Small?

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    Jiang, Deen [ORNL; Chen, Wei [University of Puerto Rico; Whetten, Robert L [Georgia Institute of Technology; Chen, Zhongfang [University of Georgia, Athens, GA

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The title question is motivated by the fact that extremely small thiolated-gold clusters such as Au{sub 20}(SR){sub 16} have been isolated, but their undetermined structures cannot be fully rationalized by the present knowledge derived from single-crystal structures of larger clusters. One needs to go beyond the linear monomer (RSAuSR) and V-shaped dimer (RSAuSRAuSR) motifs that were found to protect larger clusters. We hypothesize that the U-shaped trimer motif (RSAuSRAuSRAuSR) is required to protect the core of some extremely small thiolated-gold clusters, which have about 20 or fewer Au atoms. We test this hypothesis by proposing structural models for Au{sub 10}(SR){sub 8} based on two trimer motifs protecting a tetrahedral Au{sub 4} core and for Au{sub 20}(SR){sub 16} based on four trimer motifs protecting an Au{sub 8} core.

  3. ACID EVAPORATION OF ULTIMA GOLD TM AB LIQUID SCINTILLATION COCKTAIL RESIDUE

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    Kyser, E.; Fondeur, F.; Crump, S.

    2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Prior analyses of samples from the F/H Lab solutions showed the presence of diisopropylnapthalene (DIN), a major component of Ultima Gold{trademark} AB liquid scintillation cocktail (LSC). These solutions are processed through H-Canyon Tank 10.5 and ultimately through the 17.8E evaporator. Similar solutions originated in SRNL streams sent to the same H Canyon tanks. This study examined whether the presence of these organics poses a process-significant hazard for the evaporator. Evaporation and calorimetry testing of surrogate samples containing 2000 ppm of Ultima Gold{trademark} AB LSC in 8 M nitric acid have been completed. These experiments showed that although reactions between nitric acid and the organic components do occur, they do not appear to pose a significant hazard for runaway reactions or generation of energetic compounds in canyon evaporators. The amount of off-gas generated was relatively modest and appeared to be well within the venting capacity of the H-Canyon evaporators. A significant fraction of the organic components likely survives the evaporation process primarily as non-volatile components that are not expected to represent any new process concerns during downstream operations such as neutralization. Laboratory Waste solutions containing minor amounts of DIN can be safely received, stored, transferred, and processed through the canyon waste evaporator.

  4. A method of measuring gold nanoparticle concentrations by x-ray fluorescence for biomedical applications

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    Wu Di; Li Yuhua; Wong, Molly D.; Liu Hong [Center for Bioengineering and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: This paper reports a technique that enables the quantitative determination of the concentration of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) through the accurate detection of their fluorescence radiation in the diagnostic x-ray spectrum. Methods: Experimentally, x-ray fluorescence spectra of 1.9 and 15 nm GNP solutions are measured using an x-ray spectrometer, individually and within chicken breast tissue samples. An optimal combination of excitation and emission filters is determined to segregate the fluorescence spectra at 66.99 and 68.80 keV from the background scattering. A roadmap method is developed that subtracts the scattered radiation (acquired before the insertion of GNP solutions) from the signal radiation acquired after the GNP solutions are inserted. Results: The methods effectively minimize the background scattering in the spectrum measurements, showing linear relationships between GNP solutions from 0.1% to 10% weight concentration and from 0.1% to 1.0% weight concentration inside a chicken breast tissue sample. Conclusions: The investigation demonstrated the potential of imaging gold nanoparticles quantitatively in vivo for in-tissue studies, but future studies will be needed to investigate the ability to apply this method to clinical applications.

  5. Stability and biocompatibility of photothermal gold nanorods after lyophilization and sterilization

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    Gomez, Leyre [Department of Chemical Engineering, Nanoscience Institute of Aragon (INA), C/ Mariano Esquillor, R and D Building, University of Zaragoza, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain); Cebrian, Virginia [CIBER de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina, CIBER-BBN, Zaragoza (Spain); Hospital Universitario La Paz-IdiPAZ, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid (Spain); Martin-Saavedra, Francisco [Hospital Universitario La Paz-IdiPAZ, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid (Spain); CIBER de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina, CIBER-BBN, Zaragoza (Spain); Arruebo, Manuel, E-mail: arruebom@unizar.es [Department of Chemical Engineering, Nanoscience Institute of Aragon (INA), C/ Mariano Esquillor, R and D Building, University of Zaragoza, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain); CIBER de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina, CIBER-BBN, Zaragoza (Spain); Vilaboa, Nuria [Hospital Universitario La Paz-IdiPAZ, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid (Spain); CIBER de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina, CIBER-BBN, Zaragoza (Spain); Santamaria, Jesus, E-mail: Jesus.Santamaria@unizar.es [Department of Chemical Engineering, Nanoscience Institute of Aragon (INA), C/ Mariano Esquillor, R and D Building, University of Zaragoza, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain); CIBER de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina, CIBER-BBN, Zaragoza (Spain)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Morphological changes are observed for CTABr capped gold nanorods over time. • Polystyrenesulfonate (PSS) and polyethyleneglycol (PEG) coated nanorods are stable. • Re-suspendible and sterilizable colloids are prepared using those capping agents. • Those materials are efficient heat sinks potentially used in photothermal therapy. - Abstract: Suspensions in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) of gold nanorods stabilized with cetyltrimethyl ammonium chloride (CTABr), polystyrenesulfonate (PSS) and methyl-polyethyleneglycol-thiol (m-PEG-SH) have been prepared and the evolution of their colloidal stability and plasmonic response over time has been evaluated. Their performance after lyophilization, alcoholic sterilization and resuspension has also been characterized. Sub-cytotoxic doses on HeLa cells were calculated for the three surface functionalizations used. Their heating efficiency at different exposure times was also evaluated after being irradiated with near infrared light. The best results were obtained for m-PEG-SH stabilized rods, which were not only stable, sterilizable and lyophilizable, but also biocompatible at all doses tested, showing potential as a stable, re-suspendible and biocompatible hyperthermic agent.

  6. Hidden Gold

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    Abernathy, L. L.

    has been lost. The majority of projects put forth for energy conservation are capital intensive. To establish a focus on energy conservation and insure all of the easy items have been done, we embarked on a renewed effort to audit and establish... the energy consumption; perform physical audits, day and night; analyze the consumption recommenda tions. Maybe I should explain what we mean by measure. One style of measurement is traditional. Individual electrical panels are selected and monitored...

  7. Gold Nanoparticles

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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 for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8,Dist.NewofGeothermal Heat Pump

  8. UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover your educational and student services fees with a combination of grants and scholarships, if you are a California resident whose family earns less than

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    Grether, Gregory

    UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover your educational and student services fees,000 and if you qualify for financial aid. Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover $12,192 for 2011-12 and $12 in an academic year term. Blue and Gold Plan does not extend to summer months. Meet basic, non

  9. WHITE Co-Op Office YELLOW Advisor PINK Employer GOLD Student coop: 02-2011 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    WHITE ­ Co-Op Office YELLOW ­ Advisor PINK ­ Employer GOLD ­ Student coop: 02-2011 WEST VIRGINIA to the participation in the Cooperative Education Program at West Virginia University's College of Engineering in Engineering in good faith and fairness to both the employer and West Virginia University. 2. Maintain

  10. Oxidation catalysis by supported gold nano-clusters T.V. Choudhary and D.W. Goodman*

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    Goodman, Wayne

    investigated for the direct vapor-phase oxidation of propylene to propylene oxide in the presence of molecular oxygen; these investigations are highlighted in this work. KEY WORDS: CO oxidation; PROX; propylene-gold-catalyzed reactions: CO oxidation [3­13], combustion of hydrocarbons [14­ 16], propylene epoxidation [17,18], methanol

  11. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 438 (1999) 217}220 Gold and isotopically enriched platinium

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    Orozco, Luis A.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800, USA Abstract Au and isotopically enriched Pt targetsNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 438 (1999) 217}220 Gold and isotopically enriched platinium targets for the production of radioactive beams of francium A.R. Lipski*, L.A. Orozco, M

  12. Size-selected 2, 5, and 10 nm gold nanoparticles for laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry

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    Stumpo, Katherine Anne

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The analytical utility of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (LDI-MS) is examined here. An evaluation of the parameters that affect desorption/ionization show that careful treatments of AuNPs is needed...

  13. Finite element solution of Laplace's equation for ion-atom chambers Jacob Golde, Janine Shertzer, and Paul Oxley

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    Oxley, Paul

    Finite element solution of Laplace's equation for ion-atom chambers Jacob Golde, Janine Shertzer for ion-atom chambers. We first consider a simplified model chamber for which an analytical solution can is carried out in an ion-atom chamber. The atomic beam first passes through a region of the cham- ber where

  14. Exploring the structure and chemical activity of 2-D gold islands on graphene moire/Ru(0001)

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    Goodman, Wayne

    Exploring the structure and chemical activity of 2-D gold islands on graphene moire/Ru(0001) Ye Xu May 2011 DOI: 10.1039/c1fd00030f Au deposited on Ru(0001)-supported extended, continuous graphene. These Au islands conform to the corrugation of the underlying graphene and display commensurate moire

  15. The reduction of minority carrier lifetimes in silicon devices by gold doping as influenced by conditions encountered in their production

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    Larkin, James Buford

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    hot, concer, trated HF, H SO, p and HHO ~ Various amounts 2 4' 3 of gold ccere deposited on the waf'ers f' or diffusion, the maximum single deposition being a film 710L thick, the cuinizum being 10, '. . It, was ant' cipated that no diff...

  16. How Does a Gold Nanorod Melt?# Stephan Link, Zhong L. Wang, and Mostafa A. El-Sayed*,

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    LETTERS How Does a Gold Nanorod Melt?# Stephan Link, Zhong L. Wang, and Mostafa A. El-Sayed*, Laser that short-laser pulsed photothermal melting begins with the creation of defects inside the nanorods followed contact with a temperature source. On the other hand, the laser light selectively excites the metallic

  17. Gold(I)-catalyzed formation of furans by a Claisen-type rearrangement of ynenyl allyl ethers

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    June 2011 This article is part of the Thematic Series "Gold catalysis for organic synthesis". Guest in this field which have led to the development of a new procedure for the synthesis of polysubstituted furans of furans. Scheme 2: Synthetic approach to functionalized furans. ized pyrroles 3 (X = NTs) in the presence

  18. Ordered Array of Gold Semishells on TiO2 Spheres: An Ultrasensitive and Recyclable SERS Substrate

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    Xiong, Qihua

    more semiconductor-noble metal nanocomposites were fabricated, such as TiO2/Ag, ZnO/Ag, ZnO/Au, TiO2/AuOrdered Array of Gold Semishells on TiO2 Spheres: An Ultrasensitive and Recyclable SERS Substrate, 639798, Singapore ABSTRACT: Ordered array of Au semishells on TiO2 spheres with controlled size

  19. Pulse electrodeposition of gold-nickel alloys from a citrate bath. 1. Deposition rate and coating appearance

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    Kostin, N.A.; Kaptanovskii, V.I. [State Technical Univ. of Railway Transport, Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine)

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of various parameters of pulse polarizing current on the deposition rate and appearance of gold-nickel coatings used in the watch industry was studied. It was shown that the pulse conditions allow deposition-rate enhancement and production of variously colored coatings.

  20. Lasers for Hyperfine State Detection and Cooling of Ytterbium Ions Sarah Innes-Gold, University of Washington REU

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    Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

    . Researchers in various groups are investigating many possible systems in- cluding photons, superconductingLasers for Hyperfine State Detection and Cooling of Ytterbium Ions Sarah Innes-Gold, University of Washington REU 29 August 2014 Abstract The purpose of this REU project was to implement a system of lasers

  1. Size-selected 2, 5, and 10 nm gold nanoparticles for laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry 

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    Stumpo, Katherine Anne

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The analytical utility of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (LDI-MS) is examined here. An evaluation of the parameters that affect desorption/ionization show that careful treatments of AuNPs is needed...

  2. Evaluation of gold and silver leaching from printed circuit board of cellphones

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    Petter, P.M.H., E-mail: patymhp@yahoo.com.br; Veit, H.M.; Bernardes, A.M.

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: • Printed circuit boards (PCB) of mobile phones have large amounts of metals with high economic value such as gold and silver. • Dissolution of gold was done with a cyanide-based reagent and silver with nitric acid. • Leaching of PCB with Na{sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 3} and (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 3} to examine the feasibility of using these reagents was done. - Abstract: Electronic waste has been increasing proportionally with the technology. So, nowadays, it is necessary to consider the useful life, recycling, and final disposal of these equipment. Metals, such as Au, Ag, Cu, Sn and Ni can be found in the printed circuit boards (PCB). According to this, the aims of this work is to characterize the PCBs of mobile phones with aqua regia; obtaining “reference” values of leaching, to gold and silver, with cyanide and nitric acid, respectively; and study the process of leaching of these metals in alternative leaching with sodium thiosulfate and ammonium thiosulfate. The metals were characterized by digesting the sample with aqua regia for 1 and 2 h at 60 °C and 80 °C. The leaching of Au with a commercial reagent (cyanide) and the Ag with HNO{sub 3}were made. The leaching of Au and Ag with alternative reagents: Na{sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 3,} and (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 3} in 0.1 M concentration with the addition of CuSO{sub 4}, NH{sub 4}OH, and H{sub 2}O{sub 2}, was also studied. The results show that the digestion with aqua regia was efficient to characterize the metals present in the PCBs of mobile phones. However, the best method to solubilize silver was by digesting the sample with nitric acid. The leaching process using sodium thiosulfate was more efficient when an additional concentration of 0.015 and 0.030 M of the CuSO{sub 4} was added.

  3. ALD Functionalized Nanoporous Gold: Thermal Stability, Mechanical Properties, and Catalytic Activity

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    Biener, M M; Biener, J; Wichmann, A; Wittstock, A; Baumann, T F; Baeumer, M; Hamza, A V

    2011-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanoporous metals have many technologically promising applications but their tendency to coarsen limits their long-term stability and excludes high temperature applications. Here, we demonstrate that atomic layer deposition (ALD) can be used to stabilize and functionalize nanoporous metals. Specifically, we studied the effect of nanometer-thick alumina and titania ALD films on thermal stability, mechanical properties, and catalytic activity of nanoporous gold (np-Au). Our results demonstrate that even only one-nm-thick oxide films can stabilize the nanoscale morphology of np-Au up to 1000 C, while simultaneously making the material stronger and stiffer. The catalytic activity of np-Au can be drastically increased by TiO{sub 2} ALD coatings. Our results open the door to high temperature sensor, actuator, and catalysis applications and functionalized electrodes for energy storage and harvesting applications.

  4. Dynamics of charge clouds ejected from laser-induced warm dense gold nanofilms

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    Zhou, Jun [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Li, Junjie [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Correa, Alfredo A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Tang, Shao [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Ping, Yuan [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Ogitsu, Tadashi [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Li, Dong [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Zhou, Qiong [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Cao, Jianming [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the first systematic study of the ejected charge dynamics surrounding laser-produced 30- nm warm dense gold films using single-shot femtosecond electron shadow imaging and deflectometry. The results reveal a two-step dynamical process of the ejected electrons under the high pump fluence conditions: an initial emission and accumulation of a large amount of electrons near the pumped surface region followed by the formation of hemispherical clouds of electrons on both sides of the film, which are escaping into the vacuum at a nearly isotropic and constant velocity with an unusually high kinetic energy of more than 300 eV. We also developed a model of the escaping charge distribution that not only reproduces the main features of the observed charge expansion dynamics but also allows us to extract the number of ejected electrons remaining in the cloud.

  5. Observation of a surface lattice resonance in a fractal arrangement of gold nanoparticles

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    Chen, Ting Lee; Segerink, Frans B; Dikken, Dirk Jan; Herek, Jennifer L

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The collective response of closely spaced metal particles in non-periodic arrangements has the potential to provide a beneficial angular and frequency dependence in sensing applications. In this paper, we investigate the optical response of a Sierpinski fractal arrangement of gold nanoparticles and show that it supports a collective resonance similar to the surface lattice resonances that exist in periodic arrangements of plasmonic resonators. Using back focal plane microscopy, we observe the leakage of radiation out of a surface lattice resonance that is efficiently excited when the wavenumber of the incident light matches a strong Fourier component of the fractal structure. The efficient coupling between localized surface plasmons leads to a collective resonance and a Fano-like feature in the scattering spectrum. Our experimental observations are supported by numerical simulations based on the coupled-dipole approximation and finite-difference time-domain methods. This work presents a first step towards the...

  6. Standing Arrays of Gold Nanorods End-Tethered with Polymer Ligands

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    Kumacheva E.; Nykypanchuk D.; Petukhova, A.; Greener, J.; Liu, K.; Nicolay, R.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Kumacheva, E.

    2012-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanomaterials with vectoral electromagnetic properties have potential applications in solar cells, plasmonic cavity resonators, light polarizers, and biosensing. Here a new, simple, solution-based method for producing nanomaterials comprising vertically aligned standing arrays of gold nanorods (NRs) end-functionalized with polymer ligands is reported. The method utilizes the side-by-side assembly of the NRs into large 2D superlattices, followed by the precipitation of the lattices on a solid substrate. The critical design rules for the self-assembly of superlattices are demonstrated, and they show the generality of the method by forming standing arrays from the NRs end-tethered with poly(N-vinylcarbazole) or with polystyrene molecules.

  7. Dynamics of charge clouds ejected from laser-induced warm dense gold nanofilms

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    Zhou, Jun; Li, Junjie; Correa, Alfredo A.; Tang, Shao; Ping, Yuan; Ogitsu, Tadashi; Li, Dong; Zhou, Qiong; Cao, Jianming

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the first systematic study of the ejected charge dynamics surrounding laser-produced 30- nm warm dense gold films using single-shot femtosecond electron shadow imaging and deflectometry. The results reveal a two-step dynamical process of the ejected electrons under the high pump fluence conditions: an initial emission and accumulation of a large amount of electrons near the pumped surface region followed by the formation of hemispherical clouds of electrons on both sides of the film, which are escaping into the vacuum at a nearly isotropic and constant velocity with an unusually high kinetic energy of more than 300 eV. Wemore »also developed a model of the escaping charge distribution that not only reproduces the main features of the observed charge expansion dynamics but also allows us to extract the number of ejected electrons remaining in the cloud.« less

  8. Evapotranspiration of Cool-Season Turfgrasses in the Humid Northeast' L. J. Aronson, A. J. Gold, R. J. Hull, and J. L. Cisar2

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    Gold, Art

    Evapotranspiration of Cool-Season Turfgrasses in the Humid Northeast' L. J. Aronson, A. J. Gold, R loam(coarse-siltyoversandy-skeletal, mixed, mesic Typic Dystrocrept),and ET was determinedby weigh- ing

  9. Stefano Ghio, Martin St. John Sutton and Jean-Claude Daubert Michael R. Gold, Christophe Thbault, Cecilia Linde, William T. Abraham, Bart Gerritse,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Cecilia Linde, William T. Abraham, Bart Gerritse, Remodeling in Systolic Left Ventricular Dysfunction Ventricular Dysfunction (REVERSE) Study Michael R. Gold, MD, PhD; Christophe The´bault, MD; Cecilia Linde, MD

  10. Coverage Dependent Charge Reduction of Cationic Gold Clusters on Surfaces Prepared Using Soft Landing of Mass-selected Ions

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    Johnson, Grant E.; Priest, Thomas A.; Laskin, Julia

    2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The ionic charge state of monodisperse cationic gold clusters on surfaces may be controlled by selecting the coverage of mass-selected ions soft landed onto a substrate. Polydisperse diphosphine-capped gold clusters were synthesized in solution by reduction of chloro(triphenylphosphine)gold(I) with borane tert-butylamine in the presence of 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane. The polydisperse gold clusters were introduced into the gas phase by electrospray ionization and mass selection was employed to select a multiply charged cationic cluster species (Au11L53+, m/z = 1409, L = 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane) which was delivered to the surfaces of four different self-assembled monolayers on gold (SAMs) at coverages of 1011 and 1012 clusters/mm2. Employing the spatial profiling capabilities of in-situ time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) it is shown that, in addition to the chemical functionality of the monolayer (as demonstrated previously: ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 573) the coverage of cationic gold clusters on the surface may be used to control the distribution of ionic charge states of the soft-landed multiply charged clusters. In the case of a 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecanethiol SAM (FSAM) almost complete retention of charge by the deposited Au11L53+ clusters was observed at a lower coverage of 1011 clusters/mm2. In contrast, at a higher coverage of 1012 clusters/mm2, pronounced reduction of charge to Au11L52+ and Au11L5+ was observed on the FSAM. When soft landed onto 16- and 11-mercaptohexadecanoic acid surfaces on gold (16,11-COOH-SAMs), the mass-selected Au11L53+ clusters exhibited partial reduction of charge to Au11L52+ at lower coverage and additional reduction of charge to both Au11L52+ and Au11L5+ at higher coverage. The reduction of charge was found to be more pronounced on the surface of the shorter (thinner) C11 than the longer (thicker) C16-COOH-SAM. On the surface of the 1-dodecanethiol (HSAM) monolayer, the most abundant charge state was found to be Au11L52+ at lower coverage and Au11L5+ at higher coverage, respectively. A coverage-dependent electron tunneling mechanism is proposed to account for the observed reduction of charge of mass-selected multiply charged gold clusters soft landed on SAMs. The results demonstrate that one of the critical parameters that influence the chemical and physical properties of supported metal clusters, ionic charge state, may be controlled by selecting the coverage of charged species soft landed onto surfaces.

  11. Electrocatalysts having platium monolayers on palladium, palladium alloy, and gold alloy core-shell nanoparticles, and uses thereof

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    Adzic, Radoslav (Setauket, NY); Mo, Yibo (Naperville, IL); Vukmirovic, Miomir (Port Jefferson Station, NY); Zhang, Junliang (Rochester, NY)

    2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention relates to platinum-coated particles useful as fuel cell electrocatalysts. The particles are composed of a noble metal or metal alloy core at least partially encapsulated by an atomically thin surface layer of platinum atoms. The invention particularly relates to such particles having a palladium, palladium alloy, gold alloy, or rhenium alloy core encapsulated by an atomic monolayer of platinum. In other embodiments, the invention relates to fuel cells containing these electrocatalysts and methods for generating electrical energy therefrom.

  12. Ultrasmall Glutathione-Protected Gold Nanoclusters as Next Generation Radiotherapy Sensitizers with High Tumor Uptake and High Renal Clearance

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    Zhang, Xiao-Dong; Chen, Jie; Song, Shasha; Yuan, Xun; Shen, Xiu; Wang, Hao; Sun, Yuanming; Gao, Kai; Zhang, Lianfeng; Fan, Saijun; Leong, David Tai; Guo, Meili; Xie, Jianping

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiotherapy is often the most straightforward first line cancer treatment for solid tumors. While it is highly effective against tumors, there is also collateral damage to healthy proximal tissues especially with high doses. The use of radiosensitizers is an effective way to boost the killing efficacy of radiotherapy against the tumor while drastically limiting the received dose and reducing the possible damage to normal tissues. Here, we report the design and application of a good radiosensitizer by using ultrasmall gold nanoclusters with a naturally occurring peptide (e.g., glutathione or GSH) as the protecting shell. The GSH coated gold nanoclusters can escape the RES absorption, leading to a good tumor uptake (8.1% ID/g at 24 h post injection). As a result, the as-designed Au nanoclusters led to a strong enhancement for radiotherapy, as well as a negligible damage to normal tissues. After the treatment, the ultrasmall gold nanoclusters can be efficiently cleared by the kidney, thereby avoiding potential ...

  13. Tuning of colossal dielectric constant in gold-polypyrrole composite nanotubes using in-situ x-ray diffraction techniques

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    Sarma, Abhisakh; Sanyal, Milan K., E-mail: milank.sanyal@saha.ac.in [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In-situ x-ray diffraction technique has been used to study the growth process of gold incorporated polypyrrole nanotubes that exhibit colossal dielectric constant due to existence of quasi-one-dimensional charge density wave state. These composite nanotubes were formed within nanopores of a polycarbonate membrane by flowing pyrrole monomer from one side and mixture of ferric chloride and chloroauric acid from other side in a sample cell that allows collection of x-ray data during the reaction. The size of the gold nanoparticle embedded in the walls of the nanotubes was found to be dependent on chloroauric acid concentration for nanowires having diameter more than 100 nm. For lower diameter nanotubes the nanoparticle size become independent of chloroauric acid concentration and depends on the diameter of nanotubes only. The result of this study also shows that for 50 nm gold-polypyrrole composite nanotubes obtained with 5.3 mM chloroauric acid gives colossal dielectric constant of about 10{sup 7}. This value remain almost constant over a frequency range from 1Hz to 10{sup 6} Hz even at 80 K temperature.

  14. Effect of defocusing on picosecond laser-coupling into gold cones

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    Bush, I. A., E-mail: ian.bush@gmail.com; Pasley, J. [York Plasma Institute, Department of Physics, University of York, York YO10 5DQ (United Kingdom) [York Plasma Institute, Department of Physics, University of York, York YO10 5DQ (United Kingdom); Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Thomas, A. G. R. [Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2099 (United States)] [Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2099 (United States); Gartside, L.; Sarfraz, S.; Wagenaars, E. [York Plasma Institute, Department of Physics, University of York, York YO10 5DQ (United Kingdom)] [York Plasma Institute, Department of Physics, University of York, York YO10 5DQ (United Kingdom); Green, J. S.; Notley, M.; Lowe, H.; Spindloe, C.; Winstone, T.; Robinson, A. P. L.; Clarke, R. [Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)] [Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Ma, T.; Yabuuchi, T.; Wei, M.; Beg, F. N. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0411 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0411 (United States); Stephens, R. B. [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92121-1122 (United States)] [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92121-1122 (United States); MacPhee, A.; MacKinnon, A. J. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550-9234 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550-9234 (United States); and others

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Here, we show that defocusing of the laser in the interaction of a picosecond duration, 1.053??m wavelength, high energy pulse with a cone-wire target does not significantly affect the laser energy coupling efficiency, but does result in a drop in the fast electron effective temperature. This may be beneficial for fast ignition, since not only were more electrons with lower energies seen in the experiment but also the lower prepulse intensity will reduce the amount of preplasma present on arrival of the main pulse, reducing the distance the hot electrons have to travel. We used the Vulcan Petawatt Laser at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and gold cone targets with approximately 1?mm long, 40??m diameter copper wires attached to their tip. Diagnostics included a quartz crystal imager, a pair of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite crystal spectrometers and a calibrated CCD operating in the single photon counting regime, all of which looked at the copper K{sub ?} emission from the wire. A short pulse optical probe, delayed 400 ps relative to the main pulse was employed to diagnose the extent of plasma expansion around the wire. A ray-tracing code modeled the change in intensity on the interior surface of the cone with laser defocusing. Using a model for the wire copper K{sub ?} emission coupled to a hybrid Vlasov-Fokker-Planck code, we ran a series of simulations, holding the total energy in electrons constant whilst varying the electron temperature, which support the experimental conclusions.

  15. Ionization dynamics and radiative behavior of a betatron driven gold atom

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    Davis, J.; Petrova, Tz. B.; Whitney, K. G. [Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States)] [Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of inner-shell transitions induced by an intense (>10{sup 19}?W/cm{sup 2}) ultrashort (?5 fs) x-ray pulse provides a challenging opportunity to investigate the behavior and dynamics of hollow atoms and to explore the feasibility of creating population inversions in some of the inner-shell states that may lead to a variety of amplifications and gains in the x-ray regime. In this paper, we investigate the interaction through inner-shell photoionizations of a spectrally broad femtosecond pulse of betatron x-ray radiation incident on a gold atom. The level populations of Pt-like Au and Ir-like Au are described by non-(local thermodynamic equilibrium) inner-shell dynamics and compared and contrasted with the level populations created by a 'single' frequency x-ray laser pulse. Gain coefficients for a variety of transitions are calculated. It is found that long wavelength x-rays must be filtered from the betatron spectrum before any population inversions can be generated.

  16. Density functional theory approach to gold-ligand interactions: Separating true effects from artifacts

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    Koppen, Jessica V.; Szcz??niak, Ma?gorzata M., E-mail: bryant@oakland.edu [Department of Chemistry, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309 (United States); Hapka, Micha?; Modrzejewski, Marcin [Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warszawa (Poland); Cha?asi?ski, Grzegorz [Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warszawa (Poland); Department of Chemistry, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309 (United States)

    2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Donor-acceptor interactions are notoriously difficult and unpredictable for conventional density functional theory (DFT) methodologies. This work presents a reliable computational treatment of gold-ligand interactions of the donor-acceptor type within DFT. These interactions require a proper account of the ionization potential of the electron donor and electron affinity of the electron acceptor. This is accomplished in the Generalized Kohn Sham framework that allows one to relate these properties to the frontier orbitals in DFT via the tuning of range-separated functionals. A donor and an acceptor typically require different tuning schemes. This poses a problem when the binding energies are calculated using the supermolecular method. A two-parameter tuning for the monomer properties ensures that a common functional, optimal for both the donor and the acceptor, is found. A reliable DFT approach for these interactions also takes into account the dispersion contribution. The approach is validated using the water dimer and the (HAuPH{sub 3}){sub 2} aurophilic complex. Binding energies are computed for Au{sub 4} interacting with the following ligands: SCN{sup ?}, benzenethiol, benzenethiolate anion, pyridine, and trimethylphosphine. The results agree for the right reasons with coupled-cluster reference values.

  17. Measurements of Aerosol Charge and Size Distribution for Graphite, Gold, Palladium, and Silver Nanoparticles

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    Simones, Matthew P.; Gutti, Veera R.; Meyer, Ryan M.; Loyalka, Sudarshan K.

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The role of charge on aerosol evolution and hence the nuclear source term has been an issue of interest, and there is a need for both experimental techniques and modeling for quantifying this role. Our focus here is on further exploration of a tandem differential mobility analyzer (TDMA) technique to simultaneously measure both the size and charge (positive, negative and neutral) dependent aerosol distributions. We have generated graphite, gold, silver, and palladium nanoparticles (aerosol) using a spark generator. We measure the electrical mobility-size distributions for these aerosols using a TDMA, and from these data we deduce the full charge-size distributions. We observe asymmetry in the particle size distributions for negative and positive charges. This asymmetry could have a bearing on the dynamics of charged aerosols, indicating that the assumption of symmetry for size distributions of negatively and positively charged particles in source term simulations may not be always appropriate. Also, the experimental technique should find applications in measurements of aerosol rate processes that are affected by both particle charge and size (e.g. coagulation, deposition, resuspension), and hence in modeling and simulation of the nuclear source term.

  18. Lightning Strikes on Airborne Grounded Systems

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    Malinga, Gilbert Aporu

    2014-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    LIST OF FIGURES Page Fig. 1-1 Histogram of the average wind speed over a 10 year period at an elevation of a) sH ? 100 m and b) sH ? 600 m, above the mean water level at Montauk, New York. Wind data accessed from the National Buoy Data Center.... The destructive power of lightning discharges to both land-based and airborne systems that cannot adequately dissipate large impulses of energy is well documented (Miyake et al., 1990; Sorensen et al., 1998; Uman and Rakov, 2003). Lightning discharges can...

  19. Lightning Strikes on Airborne Grounded Systems 

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    Malinga, Gilbert Aporu

    2014-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    , NOAA, 2014. ........................................................................................ 4 Fig. 1-2 Schematic illustrating airborne wind turbines based on the concept of a tethered buoyant blimp (Altaeros, 2014... of airborne structures of varied diameter. ............................... 73 Table 4-3 Surface electrical charge, tQ induced on cylindrical structures of varied geometry, representing an airborne wind turbine, as a function of elevation...

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  1. Low-Z linac targets for low-MV gold nanoparticle radiation therapy

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    Tsiamas, P.; Mishra, P.; Berbeco, R. I.; Marcus, K.; Zygmanski, P., E-mail: pzygmanski@lroc.harvard.edu, E-mail: Erno-Sajo@uml.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States); Cifter, F.; Sajo, E., E-mail: pzygmanski@lroc.harvard.edu, E-mail: Erno-Sajo@uml.edu [Medical Physics Program, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To investigate the potential of low-Z/low-MV (low-Z) linac targets for gold nanoparticle radiotherapy (GNPT) and to determine the microscopic dose enhancement ratio (DER) due to GNP for the alternative beamlines. In addition, to evaluate the degradation of dose enhancement arising from the increased attenuation of x rays and larger skin dose in water for the low-MV beams compared to the standard linac. Methods: Monte Carlo simulations were used to compute dose and DER for various flattening-filter-free beams (2.5, 4, 6.5 MV). Target materials were beryllium, diamond, and tungsten-copper high-Z target. Target thicknesses were selected based on 20%, 60%, 70%, and 80% of the continuous slowing down approximation electron ranges for a given target material and energy. Evaluation of the microscopic DER was carried out for 100 nm GNP including the degradation factors due to beam attenuation. Results: The greatest increase in DER compared to the standard 6.5 MV linac was for a 2.5 MV Be-target (factor of ?2). Skin dose ranged from ?10% (Be, 6.5 MV-80%) to ?85% (Be, 2.5 MV-20%) depending on the target case. Attenuation of 2.5 MV beams at 22 cm was higher by ?75% compared with the standard beam. Taking into account the attenuation at 22 cm depth, the effective dose enhancement was up to ?60% above the DER of the high-Z target. For these cases the effective DER ranged between ?1.6 and 6 compared with the standard linac. Conclusions: Low-Z (2.5 MV) GNPT is possible even after accounting for greater beam attenuation for deep-seated tumors (22 cm) and the increased skin dose. Further, it can lead to significant sparing of normal tissue while simultaneously escalating the dose in the tumor cells.

  2. Mineralogical characterization of arsenic in gold mine tailings from three sites in Nova Scotia

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    M Corriveau; H Jamieson; M Parsons; G Hall

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Chronic exposure to high concentrations of arsenic (As) in windblown and vehicle-raised dust from tailings sites in Nova Scotia poses a potential health risk to recreational users of these areas and to nearby residents. The exposure may involve inhalation of dust, as well as oral ingestion of particles. It is important to understand the mineralogy and morphology of As-bearing dust particles in order to evaluate the risk posed by near-surface particulates in As-bearing tailings fields, as this will influence the stability and toxicity of As in the wastes. Optical mineralogy, scanning electron microscopy, electron microprobe, X-ray diffraction, synchrotron-based micro-X-ray diffraction ({mu}XRD) and micro-X-ray absorption near edge structure ({mu}XANES), and sequential leach extractions were applied to tailings samples from three sites in eastern Nova Scotia. Arsenic occurs naturally in these gold deposits mainly in arsenopyrite (FeAsS). In the near-surface material of the tailings fields, sulphide minerals have almost completely oxidized to secondary minerals such as scorodite (FeAsO{sub 4}{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O) and Ca-Fe arsenates. Iron oxyhydroxides contain variable amounts of As{sub 2}O{sub 5} from trace to 30 wt.% and CaO up to 8 wt.%. The presence of multiple As-hosting solid phases, including relatively soluble Ca-Fe arsenates and Fe oxyhydroxides with adsorbed As has important implications for human health risk assessment and remediation design.

  3. Inhomogeneous Si-doping of gold-seeded InAs nanowires grown by molecular beam epitaxy

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    Rolland, Chloe; Coinon, Christophe; Wallart, Xavier; Leturcq, Renaud [Institute of Electronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, UMR CNRS 8520, ISEN Department, Avenue Poincare, CS60069, 59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex (France)] [Institute of Electronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, UMR CNRS 8520, ISEN Department, Avenue Poincare, CS60069, 59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex (France); Caroff, Philippe [Institute of Electronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, UMR CNRS 8520, ISEN Department, Avenue Poincare, CS60069, 59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex (France) [Institute of Electronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, UMR CNRS 8520, ISEN Department, Avenue Poincare, CS60069, 59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex (France); Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia)

    2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We have investigated in situ Si doping of InAs nanowires grown by molecular beam epitaxy from gold seeds. The effectiveness of n-type doping is confirmed by electrical measurements showing an increase of the electron density with the Si flux. We also observe an increase of the electron density along the nanowires from the tip to the base, attributed to the dopant incorporation on the nanowire facets whereas no detectable incorporation occurs through the seed. Furthermore, the Si incorporation strongly influences the lateral growth of the nanowires without giving rise to significant tapering, revealing the complex interplay between axial and lateral growth.

  4. A Review of "New World Gold: Cultural Anxiety and Monetary Disorder in Early Modern Spain" by Elvira Vilches

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    Wright, Elizabeth R.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the practices and theories of censorship and of recent work on the early Enlightenment. Elvira Vilches. New World Gold: Cultural Anxiety and Monetary Disorder in Early Modern Spain. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. xi + 361 pp. $45. Review... in the Indies, honored where the world hails him; he comes to die in Spain, and is buried in Genoa. And whomever he accompanies is fair, no matter how savage; in Poes?a l?rica del Siglo de Oro, ed. Elias Rivers, Madrid, C?tedra, 1979, p. 341 [translation mine...

  5. Increased superconducting transition temperature of a niobium thin-film proximity-coupled to gold nanoparticles using linking organic molecules

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    Katzir, Eran; Zeides, Felix; Katz, Nadav; Kalcheim, Yoav; Millo, Oded; Leitus, Gregory; Myasodeyov, Yuri; Shapiro, Boris Ya; Naaman, Ron; Paltiel, Yossi

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The superconducting critical temperature, TC, of thin Nb films is significantly modified when gold nanoparticles (NPs) are chemically linked to the Nb film, with a consistent enhancement when using 3 nm long disilane linker molecules. The TC increases by up to 10% for certain linker length and NPs size. No change is observed when the nanoparticles are physisorbed with non-linking molecules. Electron tunneling spectra acquired on the linked NPs below TC typically exhibit zero-bias peaks. We attribute these results to a pairing mechanism coupling electrons in the Nb and the NPs, mediated by the organic linkers.

  6. Increased superconducting transition temperature of a niobium thin-film proximity-coupled to gold nanoparticles using linking organic molecules

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    Eran Katzir; Shira Yochelis; Felix Zeides; Nadav Katz; Yoav Kalcheim; Oded Millo; Gregory Leitus; Yuri Myasodeyov; Boris Ya. Shapiro; Ron Naaman; Yossi Paltiel

    2011-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The superconducting critical temperature, TC, of thin Nb films is significantly modified when gold nanoparticles (NPs) are chemically linked to the Nb film, with a consistent enhancement when using 3 nm long disilane linker molecules. The TC increases by up to 10% for certain linker length and NPs size. No change is observed when the nanoparticles are physisorbed with non-linking molecules. Electron tunneling spectra acquired on the linked NPs below TC typically exhibit zero-bias peaks. We attribute these results to a pairing mechanism coupling electrons in the Nb and the NPs, mediated by the organic linkers.

  7. Unusual mechanism for the short-range electron transfer within gold-alkanethiol-ionic-liquid films of subnanometer thickness

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    Khoshtariya, Dimitri E. [Department of Physics and Institute for Biophysics and Bionanosciences, I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, I. Chavchavadze Avenue 3, 0128 Tbilisi, Georgia (United States); Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Egerlandstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics and Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Gotua 12, 0160 Tbilisi, Georgia (United States); Dolidze, Tina D. [Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Egerlandstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics and Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Gotua 12, 0160 Tbilisi, Georgia (United States); Eldik, Rudi van [Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Egerlandstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)

    2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Exploiting nanoscopically tunable composite gold-alkanethiol-ionic-liquid/ferrocene self-assembled systems with tunable electron transfer distance, we discovered in the case of thinner alkanethiol films a thermally activated electron transfer pattern totally controlled by the viscosity-related slow relaxation mode(s) of the ionic liquid acting as the reactant's fluctuating environment. This pattern manifested through the activation enthalpy and volume parameters that are identical to those for viscous flow was explained in terms of the extreme adiabatic mechanism with a vanishing Marcus barrier (via the exponential Franck-Condon-like term approaching unity).

  8. Tracing the magmatic/hydrothermal transition in regional low-strain zones: The role of magma dynamics in strain localization at pluton roof, implications for intrusion-related gold

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    dynamics in strain localization at pluton roof, implications for intrusion-related gold deposits Eric features of a granite-pluton roof; large-scale dykes and a network of gold veins are intensively developed in this roof, recording a succession of mechanical instabilities. Our gravity survey underlines the presence

  9. Effects of Synthetic Amphiphilic alpha-Helical Peptides on the Electrochemical and Structural Properties of Supported Hybrid Bilayers on Gold

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    Smith,M.; Tong, J.; Genzer, J.; Fischer, D.; Kilpatrick, P.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Amphiphilic {alpha}-helices were formed from designed synthetic peptides comprising alanine, phenylalanine, and lysine residues. The insertion of the -helical peptides into hybrid bilayers assembled on gold was studied by a variety of methods to assess the resulting structural characteristics, such as electrical resistance and molecular orientation. Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of dodecanethiol (DDT); octadecanethiol (ODT); and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphothioethanol (DPPTE) were formed on gold substrates with and without incorporated peptide. Supported hybrid bilayers and multilayers of 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) were formed on SAMs by the 'paint-freeze' method of bilayer formation. Modeling of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy data using equivalent electrochemical circuits revealed that the addition of peptide decreased dramatically the resistive element of the bilayer films while maintaining the value of the capacitive element, indicating successful incorporation of peptide into a well-formed bilayer. Near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy data provided evidence that the molecules in the SAMs and hybrid multilayers were ordered even in the presence of peptide. The peptide insertion into the SAM was confirmed by observing the {pi}* resonance peak correlating with phenylalanine and a peak in the nitrogen K-edge regime attributable to the peptide bond.

  10. Photochemical fabrication of size-controllable gold nanoparticles on chitosan and their application on catalytic decomposition of acetaldehyde

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    Yu, Chung-Chin [Department of Environmental Engineering, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China) [Department of Environmental Engineering, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China); Nano Materials Applications R and D Center, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China); Yang, Kuang-Hsuan, E-mail: khy@mail.vnu.edu.tw [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China) [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China); Nano Materials Applications R and D Center, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China); Liu, Yu-Chuan [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China) [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China); Nano Materials Applications R and D Center, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China); Chen, Bo-Chuen [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Vanung University, 1, Van Nung Road, Shuei-Wei Li, Chung-Li City, Taiwan (China)

    2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we report a new pathway to prepare size-controllable gold nanoparticles (NPs) on chitosan (Ch) in aqueous solutions for improving catalytic decomposition of acetaldehyde by pure gold NPs at room temperature. First, Au substrates were cycled in deoxygenated aqueous solutions containing 0.1N NaCl and 1 g/L Ch from -0.28 to +1.22 V vs Ag/AgCl at 500 mV/s for 200 scans. Then the solutions were irradiated with UV lights of different wavelengths to prepare size-controllable Au NPs on Ch. Experimental results indicate that the particle sizes of prepared NPs are increased when UV lights with longer wavelengths were employed. The particle sizes of resulted Au NPs can be controlled from 10 to 50 nm. Moreover, the decomposition of acetaldehydes in wines can be significantly enhanced by ca. 190% of magnitude due to the contribution of the adsorption of Au NPs on Ch.

  11. Supplemental Material for "Faraday rotation enhancement of gold coated Fe2O3 nanoparticles: Comparison of experiment and theory" Raj Kumar Dani, Hongwang

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    Wysin, Gary

    Supplemental Material for "Faraday rotation enhancement of gold coated Fe2O3 nanoparticles dielectric functions for right/left polarizations of the composite water-nanoparticle medium using a Drude ! "(#), based on experimental measurements of absorption in solutions of nanoparticles. Once ! "(#) is known

  12. Controlled Spacing of Cationic Gold Nanoparticles by Nanocrown RNA Alexey Y. Koyfman,, Gary Braun, Sergei Magonov, Arkadiusz Chworos, Norbert O. Reich,, and

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    Reich, Norbert O.

    for the genera- tion of composite, self-organizing functional devices can be accomplished with nucleic acids dueControlled Spacing of Cationic Gold Nanoparticles by Nanocrown RNA Alexey Y. Koyfman,§, Gary Braun. DNA has been extensively used to control the positioning of proteins1 and nanoparticles2,3 (NP

  13. APAC'03 on Advanced Computing, Grid Applications and eResearch Gold Coast, Australia, 29th Sep2nd Oct 2003

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    Phipps, Steven J.

    , Hobart, Australia 2 CSIRO Marine Research, Hobart, Australia 1 #12;incoming solar radiation [Ebert et al., 1995] and consequently reduces the absorption of solar energy into the upper ocean. The thermodynamicAPAC'03 on Advanced Computing, Grid Applications and eResearch Gold Coast, Australia, 29th Sep­2nd

  14. Comparison of gold- and graphene-based resonant nanostructures for terahertz metamaterials and an ultrathin graphene-based modulator

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    Shen, Nian-Hai [Ames Laboratory; Tassin, Philippe [Ames Laboratory; Koschny, Thomas [Ames Laboratory; Soukoulis, Costas M [Ames Laboratory

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphene exhibits unique material properties, and in electromagnetic wave technology it raises the prospect of devices miniaturized down to the atomic length scale. Here we study split-ring resonator metamaterials made from graphene and we compare them to gold-based metamaterials. We find that graphene's huge reactive response derived from its large kinetic inductance allows for deeply subwavelength resonances, although its resonance strength is reduced due to higher dissipative loss damping and smaller dipole coupling. Nevertheless, tightly stacked graphene rings may provide for negative permeability and the electric dipole resonance of graphene meta-atoms turns out to be surprisingly strong. Based on these findings, we present a terahertz modulator based on a metamaterial with a multilayer stack of alternating patterned graphene sheets separated by dielectric spacers. Neighboring graphene flakes are biased against each other, resulting in modulation depths of over 75% at a transmission level of around 90%.

  15. Characterization and light-induced dynamics of alkanethiol-capped gold nanoparticles supracrystals by small-angle ultrafast electron diffraction

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    Mancini, Giulia Fulvia; Pennacchio, Francesco; Reguera, Javier; Stellacci, Francesco; Carbone, Fabrizio

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Metal nanoparticles (NPs) are promising candidates for applications from electronics to medicine. Their metallic core provides some key properties, e.g. magnetization, plasmonic response or conductivity, with the ligand molecules providing others like solubility, assembly or interaction with biomolecules. Even more properties can be engineered when these NPs are used as building blocks to form supracrystals. The formation of these supracrystals depends upon a complex interplay between many forces, some stemming from the core, some from the ligand. At present, there is no known approach to characterize the local order of ligand molecules in such complex supracrystals or their dynamics, with a spatial resolution ranging from the NPs cores and their ligands, to the larger scale domains arrangement. Here, we develop a methodology based on small-angle ultrafast electron diffraction to characterize different two-dimensional supracrystals of alkanethiol-coated gold nanoparticles with femtosecond time, sub-nanometer ...

  16. Ultrafast and steady-state laser heating effects on electron relaxation and phonon coupling mechanisms in thin gold films

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    Hopkins, Patrick E., E-mail: phopkins@virginia.edu [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904 (United States); Duda, John C. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904 (United States) [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904 (United States); Seagate Technology, Bloomington, Minnesota 55435 (United States); Kaehr, Bryan [Advanced Materials Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 (United States) [Advanced Materials Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 (United States); Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 (United States); Wang Zhou, Xiao; Peter Yang, C.-Y.; Jones, Reese E. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

    2013-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the scattering mechanisms driving electron-phonon relaxation in thin gold films via pump-probe time-domain thermoreflectance. Electron-electron scattering can enhance the effective rate of electron-phonon relaxation when the electrons are out of equilibrium with the phonons. In order to correctly and consistently infer electron-phonon coupling factors in films on different substrates, we must account for the increase in steady-state lattice temperature due to laser heating. Our data provide evidence that a thermalized electron population will not directly exchange energy with the substrate during electron-phonon relaxation, whereas this pathway can exist between a non-equilibrium distribution of electrons and a non-metallic substrate.

  17. Mineralogical characterization of steel industry hazardous waste and refractory sulfide ores for zinc and gold recovery processing

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    Hagni, A.M.; Hagni, R.D. (Univ. of Missouri, Rolla, MO (United States). Geology Geophysics Dept.)

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The steel industry generates dust as a waste product from high temperature electric arc furnaces (EAF), which is a major step in processing scrap metal into steel. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified EAF dust as KO61 hazardous waste, due to its lead, cadmium, and chromium content. The dust also contains valuable zinc, averaging 19%. Detailed mineralogical characterization show the zinc is present as crystals of franklinite-magnetite-jacobsite solid solutions in calcium-iron-silicate glass spheres and as zincite mostly as very small individual spheres. Much of the chromium is present in an insoluble form in solid solution in the iron spinels. This microscopic research is a valuable tool in determining treatment processes for the 600,000 tons of dust generated annually in the US. Refractory gold ores, pyrite and arsenopyrite, have been studied to determine additional, cost-effective methods of processing. One technique under investigation involves roasting sulfide mineral particles to hematite to create porosity through which a leach can permeate to recover the gold. Portlandite, Ca(OH)[sub 2], is added to the roast for retention of hazardous sulfur and arsenic. Modern microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, such electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis, cathodoluminescence microscopy, and electron microprobe, have been applied, as well as reflected light and dark field microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy to determine the mineralogy of the sulfur, arsenic, and iron phases, and the extent of porosity, permeability, and oxidation state of the ore particles at various roasting temperatures. It is concluded that mineralogical techniques can be effectively applied to the solution of environmental problems.

  18. Multilayered gold/silica nanoparticulate bilayer devices using layer-by-layer self organisation for flexible bending and pressure sensing applications

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    Shah Alam, Md. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi 6204 (Bangladesh); Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology, Asian Institute of Technology, 12120 Pathumthani (Thailand); Mohammed, Waleed S., E-mail: waleed.m@bu.ac.th [Center of Research in Optoelectronics, Communication and Control System (BU-CROCCS), School of Engineering, Bangkok University, Pathumthani 12120 (Thailand); Dutta, Joydeep, E-mail: dutta@squ.edu.om [Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology, Asian Institute of Technology, 12120 Pathumthani (Thailand); Chair in Nanotechnology, Water Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 33, Al Khoud 123 (Oman)

    2014-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A pressure and bending sensor was fabricated using multilayer thin films fabricated on a flexible substrate based on layer-by-layer self-organization of 18?nm gold nanoparticles separated by a dielectric layer of 30?nm silica nanoparticles. 50, 75, and 100 gold-silica bi-layered films were deposited and the device characteristics were studied. A threshold voltage was required for electron conduction which increases from 2.4?V for 50 bi-layers to 3.3?V for 100 bi-layers. Upon bending of the device up to about 52°, the threshold voltage and slope of the I-V curves change linearly. Electrical characterization of the multilayer films was carried out under ambient conditions with different pressures and bending angles in the direct current mode. This study demonstrates that the developed multilayer thin films can be used as pressure as well as bending sensing applications.

  19. Simultaneous detection of surface coverage and structure of krypton films on gold by helium atom diffraction and quartz crystal microbalance techniques

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    Danisman, M. Fatih; Oezkan, Berrin [Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, Ankara 06800 (Turkey)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a quartz crystal microbalance setup that can be operated at low temperatures in ultra high vacuum with gold electrode surfaces acting as substrate surface for helium diffraction measurements. By simultaneous measurement of helium specular reflection intensity from the electrode surface and resonance frequency shift of the crystal during film adsorption, helium diffraction data can be correlated to film thickness. In addition, effects of interfacial viscosity on the helium diffraction pattern could be observed. To this end, first, flat gold films on AT cut quartz crystals were prepared which yield high enough helium specular reflection intensity. Then the crystals were mounted in the helium diffractometer sample holder and driven by means of a frequency modulation driving setup. Different crystal geometries were tested to obtain the best quality factor and preliminary measurements were performed on Kr films on gold surfaces. While the crystal structure and coverage of krypton films as a function of substrate temperature could successfully be determined, no depinning effects could be observed.

  20. Development and application of thin-layer spectroelectrochemical techniques for the study of organosulfur monolayers adsorbed at gold

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    Simmons, N.

    1997-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A main research interest is the characterization of monolayers formed by the spontaneous adsorption of organosulfur compounds at gold. This dissertation describes the development and application of long optical pathlength thin-layer spectroelectrochemistry in an attempt to address key issues regarding the reactivity of surface-immobilized molecules. The first section of this introductory chapter briefly describes the general approach to the preparation and characterization of these films. The last section provides an overview of the main principles and advantages of thin-layer spectroelectrochemistry for studying surface-adsorbed species. The body of this dissertation is divided into four chapters. Chapter 2 consists of a paper describing the design, construction, and characterization of a cuvette-based LOPTLC. Chapter 3 is a paper which examines the reductive desorption process using thin-layer spectroelectrochemistry to monitor and identify the desorption product. Chapter 4 is a paper describing the characterization of monolayers functionalized with a catechol terminal group which serves as a redox transformable coordination site for metal ion binding. Chapter 5 discusses the application of thin-layer spectroelectrochemistry to acid-base reactivity studies of surface-immobilized molecules. The final section provides some general conclusions and a prospectus for future studies. These chapters have been processed separately for inclusion on the data base. This report contains the introduction, references, and general conclusions. 78 refs.

  1. Efficiency Enhancement in Organic Solar Cells by Incorporating Silica-coated Gold Nanorods at the Buffer/Active interface

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    Zhao, Haoyang; Tong, Peiqian; Cui, Yanxia; Hao, Yuying; Sun, Qinjun; Shi, Fang; Zhan, Qiuqiang; Wang, Hua; Zhu, Furong

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of organic solar cells (OSCs) can be greatly improved by incorporating silica-coated gold nanorods (Au@SiO2 NRs) at the interface between the hole transporting layer and the active layer due to the plasmonic effect. The silica shell impedes the aggregation effect of the Au NRs in ethanol solution as well as the server charge recombination on the surface of the Au NRs otherwise they would bring forward serious reduction in open circuit voltage when incorporating the Au NRs at the positions in contact with the active materials. As a result, while the high open circuit voltage being maintained, the optimized plasmonic OSCs possess an increased short circuit current, and correspondingly an elevated power conversion efficiency with the enhancement factor of ~11%. The origin of performance improvement in OSCs with the Au@SiO2 NRs was analyzed systematically using morphological, electrical, optical characterizations along with theoretical simulation. It is found that the broadband enhancement in abso...

  2. Microscopic mechanism of electron transfer through the hydrogen bonds between carboxylated alkanethiol molecules connected to gold electrodes

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    Li, Yang; Tu, Xingchen; Wang, Minglang; Wang, Hao; Hou, Shimin, E-mail: smhou@pku.edu.cn [Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Sanvito, Stefano [School of Physics, AMBER and CRANN Institute, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The atomic structure and the electron transfer properties of hydrogen bonds formed between two carboxylated alkanethiol molecules connected to gold electrodes are investigated by employing the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism combined with density functional theory. Three types of molecular junctions are constructed, in which one carboxyl alkanethiol molecule contains two methylene, –CH{sub 2}, groups and the other one is composed of one, two, or three –CH{sub 2} groups. Our calculations show that, similarly to the cases of isolated carboxylic acid dimers, in these molecular junctions the two carboxyl, –COOH, groups form two H-bonds resulting in a cyclic structure. When self-interaction corrections are explicitly considered, the calculated transmission coefficients of these three H-bonded molecular junctions at the Fermi level are in good agreement with the experimental values. The analysis of the projected density of states confirms that the covalent Au–S bonds localized at the molecule-electrode interfaces and the electronic coupling between –COOH and S dominate the low-bias junction conductance. Following the increase of the number of the –CH{sub 2} groups, the coupling between –COOH and S decreases deeply. As a result, the junction conductance decays rapidly as the length of the H-bonded molecules increases. These findings not only provide an explanation to the observed distance dependence of the electron transfer properties of H-bonds, but also help the design of molecular devices constructed through H-bonds.

  3. DEVELOPING AND EXPLOITING A UNIQUE DATASET FROM SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINES FOR SOURCE CHARACTERIZATION AND WAVE PROPAGATION

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    Julia, J; Nyblade, A; Gok, R; Walter, W; Linzer, L; Durrheim, R

    2009-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In this project, we are developing and exploiting a unique seismic dataset to address the characteristics of small seismic events and the associated seismic signals observed at local (< 200 km) and regional (< 2000 km) distances. The dataset is being developed using mining-induced events from three deep gold mines in South Africa recorded on in-mine networks (< 1 km) composed of tens of high-frequency sensors, a network of four broadband stations installed as part of this project at the surface around the mines (1-10 km), and a network of existing broadband seismic stations at local/regional distances (50-1000 km) from the mines. Data acquisition has now been completed and includes: (1) {approx}2 years (2007 and 2008) of continuous recording by the surface broadband array, and (2) tens of thousands of mine tremors in the -3.4 < ML < 4.4 local magnitude range. Events with positive magnitudes are generally well recorded by the surface-mine stations, while magnitudes of 3.0 and larger are seen at regional distances (up to {approx} 600 km) in high-pass filtered recordings. We have now completed the quality control of the in-mine data gathered at the three gold mines included in this project. The quality control consisted of: (1) identification and analysis of outliers among the P- and S-wave travel-time picks reported by the in-mine network operator and (2) verification of sensor orientations. The outliers have been identified through a 'Wadati filter' that searches for the largest subset of P- and S-wave travel-time picks consistent with a medium of uniform wave-speed. They have observed that outliers are generally picked at a few select stations. They have also detected that trigger times were mistakenly reported as origin times by the in-mine network operator, and corrections have been obtained from the intercept times in the Wadati diagrams. Sensor orientations have been verified through rotations into the local ray-coordinate system and, when possible, corrected by correlating waveforms obtained from theoretical and empirical rotation angles. Full moment tensor solutions have been obtained for selected events within the Savuka network volume, with moment magnitudes in the 0.5 < M{sub W} < 2.6 range. The solutions were obtained by inverting P-, SV-, and SH-spectral amplitudes measured on the theoretically rotated waveforms with visually assigned polarities. Most of the solutions have a non-zero implosive contribution (47 out of 76), while a small percentage is purely deviatoric (10 out of 76). The deviatoric moment tensors range from pure double couple to pure non-double couple mechanisms. We have also calibrated the regional stations for seismic coda-derived source spectra and moment magnitude using the envelope methodology of Mayeda et al. (2003). they tie the coda M{sub w} to independent values from waveform modeling. The resulting coda-based source spectra of shallow mining-related events show significant spectral peaking that is not seen in deeper tectonic earthquakes. This coda peaking may be an independent method of identifying shallow events and is similar to coda peaking with previously observed for Nevada explosions, where the frequency of the observed spectral peak correlates with the depth of burial (Murphy et al., 2009).

  4. Characterization of micro-contact resistance between a gold nanocrystalline line and a tungsten electrode probe in interconnect fatigue testing

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    Ling, Xue; Wang, Yusheng [Department of Engineering Mechanics, AML, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Li, Xide, E-mail: lixide@tsinghua.edu.cn [Department of Engineering Mechanics, AML, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An electromechanically-coupled micro-contact resistance measurement system is built to mimic the contact process during fatigue testing of nanoscale-thickness interconnects using multiple probe methods. The design combines an optical microscope, high-resolution electronic balance, and micromanipulator-controlled electric probe, and is coupled with electrical measurements to investigate microscale contact physics. Experimental measurements are performed to characterize the contact resistance response of the gold nanocrystalline pad of a 35-nm-thick interconnect under mechanical force applied by a tungsten electrode probe. Location of a stable region for the contact resistance and the critical contact force provides better understanding of micro-contact behavior relative to the effects of the contact force and the nature of the contact surface. Increasing contact temperature leads to reduced contact resistance, softens the pad material, and modifies the contact surface. The stability of both contact resistance and interconnect resistance is studied under increasing contact force. Major fluctuations emerge when the contact force is less than the critical contact force, which shows that temporal contact resistance will affect interconnect resistance measurement accuracy, even when using the four-wire method. This performance is demonstrated experimentally by heating the Au line locally with a laser beam. Finally, the contact resistances are calculated using the LET (Li–Etsion–Talke) model together with combined Holm and Sharvin theory under various contact forces. Good agreement between the results is obtained. This research provides a way to measure change in interconnect line resistance directly under a stable contact resistance regime with a two-wire method that will greatly reduce the experimental costs.

  5. Speciation of Arsenic in An Anaerobic Treatment System at a Pb-Zn Smelter Site, Gold Roaster Products, Cu Smelter Stack Dust And Impacted Soil

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    Paktunc, D.

    2009-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Mining and metallurgical processing of gold and base metal ores often results in solid wastes and effluents containing high concentrations of arsenic. In addition, arsenic can be released to the atmosphere from gold roasters and base metal smelters. Speciation of arsenic in roaster products, in a stack sample from a copper smelter, in organic soils impacted by smelter emissions, and in an anaerobic effluent treatment system at a smelter site was determined in order to broaden our understanding of the nature and occurrence of arsenic in a wider range of metallurgical wastes. Micro-XANES spectra obtained from iron oxide particles forming in a gold roaster indicate preferential enrichment of As{sup 3+} species in maghemite-rich domains and microlayers. In comparison, haematite-rich iron oxide particles are dominated by As{sup 5+} species. It appears that maghemite is retarding oxidation of arsenic and its volatilisation during roasting. Arsenic occurs as both As{sup 3+} and As{sup 5+} species in a stack sample emitted from a Cu smelter, confined to fine-grained secondary product layers accumulated on the surfaces of spherical Cu particles. This is probably resulting from condensation of As species upon cooling following their volatilisation during the combustion process. Soil samples collected at various distances from the Cu smelter are dominated by As{sup 5+} species including monomethylarsonic acid and tetramethylarsonium iodide as the organic arsenic species. The presence of reduced As{sup 3+} species highlights the importance of organic material influencing the speciation of arsenic and mineralogical transformations taking place within the soil profile. The XANES spectra indicate that arsenic occurs predominantly as aqueous arsenite species in the anaerobic treatment system, contrary to the conventional thinking of As retention by the formation of secondary sulfides.

  6. Speciation of arsenic in an anaerobic treatment system at a Pb-Zn smelter site, gold roaster products, Cu smelter stack dust and impacted soil

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    Paktunc, D. (CCM)

    2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Mining and metallurgical processing of gold and base metal ores often results in solid wastes and effluents containing high concentrations of arsenic. In addition, arsenic can be released to the atmosphere from gold roasters and base metal smelters. Speciation of arsenic in roaster products, in a stack sample from a copper smelter, in organic soils impacted by smelter emissions, and in an anaerobic effluent treatment system at a smelter site was determined in order to broaden our understanding of the nature and occurrence of arsenic in a wider range of metallurgical wastes. Micro-XANES spectra obtained from iron oxide particles forming in a gold roaster indicate preferential enrichment of As{sup 3+} species in maghemite-rich domains and microlayers. In comparison, haematite-rich iron oxide particles are dominated by As{sup 5+} species. It appears that maghemite is retarding oxidation of arsenic and its volatilisation during roasting. Arsenic occurs as both As{sup 3+} and As{sup 5+} species in a stack sample emitted from a Cu smelter, confined to fine-grained secondary product layers accumulated on the surfaces of spherical Cu particles. This is probably resulting from condensation of As species upon cooling following their volatilisation during the combustion process. Soil samples collected at various distances from the Cu smelter are dominated by As{sup 5+} species including monomethylarsonic acid and tetramethylarsonium iodide as the organic arsenic species. The presence of reduced As{sup 3+} species highlights the importance of organic material influencing the speciation of arsenic and mineralogical transformations taking place within the soil profile. The XANES spectra indicate that arsenic occurs predominantly as aqueous arsenite species in the anaerobic treatment system, contrary to the conventional thinking of As retention by the formation of secondary sulfides.

  7. Software Quality Assurance Plan for GoldSim Models Supporting the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites Performance Assessment Program

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    Gregory J. Shott, Vefa Yucel

    2007-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) applies to the development and maintenance of GoldSim models supporting the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) performance assessments (PAs) and composite analyses (CAs). Two PA models have been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) as of November 2006 for the PA maintenance work undertaken by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec). NNSA/NSO asked NSTec to assume the custodianship of the models for future development and maintenance. The models were initially developed by Neptune and Company (N&C).

  8. Morphology of gold nanoparticles determined by full-curve fitting of the light absorption spectrum. Comparison with X-ray scattering and electron microscopy data

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    Kostyantyn Slyusarenko; Benjamin Abécassis; Patrick Davidson; Doru Constantin

    2015-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy is frequently used to characterize the size and shape of gold nanoparticles. We present a full-spectrum model that yields reliable results for the commonly encountered case of mixtures of spheres and rods in varying proportions. We determine the volume fractions of the two populations, the aspect ratio distribution of the nanorods (average value and variance) and the interface damping parameter. We validate the model by checking the fit results against small-angle X-ray scattering and transmission electron microscopy data and show that correctly accounting for the polydispersity in aspect ratio is essential for a quantitative description of the longitudinal plasmon peak.

  9. Critical exponents and phase transition in gold nuclei fragmentation at energies 10.6 and 4.0 GeV/nucleon

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    D. Kudzia; B. Wilczynska; H. Wilczynski

    2002-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    An attempt to extract critical exponents gamma, beta and tau from data on gold nuclei fragmentation due to interactions with nuclear emulsion at energies 4.0 A GeV and 10.6 A GeV is presented. Based on analysis of Campi's 2nd charge moments, two subsets of data at each energy are selected from the inclusive data, corresponding to 'liquid' and 'gas' phases. The extracted values of critical exponents from the selected data sets are in agreement with predictions of 'liquid-gas' model of phase transition.

  10. Structural and Functional Studies of the Protamine 2-Zinc Complex from Syrian Gold Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus) Spermatids and Sperm

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    Dolan, C E

    2004-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The research described in this dissertation consists of four major areas: (1) sequence analysis of protamine 2 from Muroid rodents to identify potential zinc-binding domain(s) of protamine 2; (2) structural studies of the protamine 2-zinc complex from Syrian Gold hamster sperm and spermatids to elucidate the role of zinc during spermiogenesis; (3) structural studies of an unique protamine 2-zinc complex from chinchilla sperm; and (4) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) studies of soluble complexes of hairpin oligonucleotides with synthetic arginine-rich peptides or protamine 1 isolated from bull sperm. First, zinc was quantitated in spermatids and sperm by Proton-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) to determine whether zinc is present in the early stages of spermiogenesis. The PIXE results revealed the zinc content varies proportionately with the amount of protamine 2 in both spermatid and sperm nuclei. An exception was chinchilla sperm containing twice the amount of protamine 2 than zinc. Further analyses by PIXE and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) of zinc bound to protamines isolated from hamster sperm confirmed the majority of the zinc is bound to protamine and identified the zinc ligands of protamine 2 in hamster spermatids and sperm in vivo. These studies established that zinc is bound to the protamine 2 precursor in hamster spermatids and the coordination of zinc by protamine 2 changes during spermiogenesis. Finally, the sequence analysis combined with the XAS results suggest that the zinc-binding domain in protamine 2 resides in the amino-terminus. Similar analyses of chinchilla sperm by XAS were performed to clarify the unusual PIXE results and revealed that chinchilla has an atypical protamine 2-zinc structure. Two protamine 2 molecules coordinate one zinc atom, forming homodimers that facilitate the binding of protamine 2 to DNA and provide an organizational scheme that would accommodate the observed species-specific protamine stoichiometry in mammalian sperm. Based on these results, we propose the binding of zinc to protamine 2 molecules stabilizes a dimerization domain in other mammalian sperm. Future experiments will use the knowledge we gained of the interactions between protamine 1 and DNA from the NMR studies to obtain structural data for the DNA-protamine 2-zinc complex.

  11. Texas Gold Rush

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . More than 13 entities are involved in golden alga research or monitoring in Texas. TPWD documents the status of golden alga in Texas waters on its Web site along with maintaining numerous informational Web pages about the alga and the current...-Arlington and Richard Kiesling of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are collaborating on projects to understand the environ- mental conditions that allow the organism to grow and cause fish kills. Once these conditions are under- stood, the researchers hope...

  12. Texas Gold Rush 

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    basins. In 2001, toxic blooms?explosive increases in the alga?s population?killed more than 5 million fish at the Dundee State Fish Hatchery near Wichita Falls, with an entire year?s production of striped bass lost. This fish kill and the others have... for its growth or the water quality conditions in the affected freshwaters before a toxic event occurs. The alga is harmful when it out-competes other aquatic algae and blooms. It then begins to release toxins that affect gill-breathing animals...

  13. Gold Awards - Hanford Site

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  14. Nanotechnology Now -News Story: "Fast heat dissipation in gold" http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=07985 1 of 2 3/9/2005 4:51 PM

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    Braun, Paul

    Nanotechnology Now - News Story: "Fast heat dissipation in gold" http Nano-Enabled Drug Discovery Market to Reach $1.3B by 2009 March 8th, 2005 Nanotechnology promises around the world, free Subscribe "N" is for Nanotechnology BUY NOW Subscribe to the Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech

  15. Preemptive Strike: Law in the Campaign for Clean Trucks

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    Cummings, Scott

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    describing the $61 million dredging project). E RIE , supraL.A. Port, Firm Fined in Dredging Case, L.A. T IMES , JulyStaff Urges Approval of Dredging Plan, L.A. T IMES , Oct.

  16. Preemptive Strike: Law in the Campaign for Clean Trucks

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    Cummings, Scott

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deregulation ..Carriers and Ports: Deregulation Versus Regulation, 3 R EV .the Low Road: A Sad Story of Deregulation, D ?MOS 3 (2009),

  17. Preemptive Strike: Law in the Campaign for Clean Trucks

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    Cummings, Scott

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    they expect to reduce truck emissions at both ports by 80%a known carcinogen. 253 Truck emissions, combined with thosewas to reduce diesel truck emissions by eighty percent. 790

  18. Feeding Your Family When Disaster Strikes PROGRAM GOALS

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    ; and ER-017 Handling Food and Supplies during Power Loss; and B- 6178 Preparing for the Unexpected). 6

  19. Preemptive Strike: Law in the Campaign for Clean Trucks

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    Cummings, Scott

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Port of Los Angeles: Air Pollution: Hearing on A.B. 2042Net Increase In Port Air Pollution, LBR EPORT . COM (May 1,Net Increase in Port Air Pollution) Bill & And Two Related

  20. Preemptive Strike: Law in the Campaign for Clean Trucks

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    Cummings, Scott

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    over the environmental impact of the coal terminal. Seeenvironmental impact of port tenants, like Kaiser International, the Los Angeles port’s largest commodity exporter, which bulk loaded coal

  1. Striking a Balance : Metadata Creation in Digital Library Projects

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    Mercer, Holly

    2003-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    As institutions develop digital libraries, the work of describing these collections is increasingly taking place outside the library. Content creators and resource authors catalog digital content, yet may not have experience with descriptive...

  2. ASRS Database Report Set Bird or Animal Strike Reports

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    be limited. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its ASRS current contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, specifically disclaim any responsibility for any interpretation which may be made by others

  3. Instrumenting Buildings to Determine Retrofit Savings: Murphy's Law Strikes Again

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    O'Neal, D. L.; Bryant, J.; Carlson, K.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    &M University. Metering typically includes monitoring for the whole-building electric load, chilled and hot water thermal loads and selected submetered electrical loads. The emphasis of the lessons learned was on the instrumentation used and installation...

  4. Paging with connections: FIFO strikes again Leah Epstein

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    Epstein, Leah

    that the plain FIFO algorithm is optimal for the case h = 2 and all k 2, where h is the size of the offline. lea@math.haifa.ac.il. The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Antokolski 4 61161 Tel-Aviv, Israel

  5. Striking a balance: Modulation of the actin cytoskeleton by Salmonella

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    Galan, Jorge E

    ´n* and Daoguo Zhou Section of Microbial Pathogenesis, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, Yale School. SipA lowers the critical concentration of G-actin, stabilizes F-actin at the site of bacterial entry

  6. "The environmental studies minor strikes a balance between the

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    Kasman, Alex

    ). >> an environmental engineering firm (learning the basic operations). >> a local municipal water works (helping change? How do property rights affect economic policy? And what effect do antibacterial products have ­ an undeniably broad area that enhances our understanding of how political, social, cultural and economic

  7. Paducah Plant Begins Enrichment Operations after Five Parties Strike

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  8. Los Alamos technology strikes a chord with algal biofuels

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  9. Absence of exchange interaction between localized magnetic moments and conduction-electrons in diluted Er{sup 3+} gold-nanoparticles

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    Lesseux, G. G., E-mail: lesseux@ifi.unicamp.br; Urbano, R. R. [Instituto de Física “Gleb Wataghin,” UNICAMP, 13083-859 Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil); Iwamoto, W. [Instituto de Física “Gleb Wataghin,” UNICAMP, 13083-859 Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil); Instituto de Física, UFU, 38400-902 Uberlândia, Minas Gerais (Brazil); García-Flores, A. F. [Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, UFABC, 09210-971 Santo André, São Paulo (Brazil); Rettori, C. [Instituto de Física “Gleb Wataghin,” UNICAMP, 13083-859 Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil); Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, UFABC, 09210-971 Santo André, São Paulo (Brazil)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) of diluted Er{sup 3+} magnetic ions in Au nanoparticles (NPs) is reported. The NPs were synthesized by reducing chloro triphenyl-phosphine gold(I) and erbium(III) trifluoroacetate. The Er{sup 3+} g-value along with the observed hyperfine splitting indicate that the Er{sup 3+} impurities are in a local cubic symmetry. Furthermore, the Er{sup 3+} ESR spectra show that the exchange interaction between the 4f and the conduction electrons (ce) is absent or negligible in Au{sub 1–x}Er{sub x} NPs, in contrast to the ESR results in bulk Au{sub 1–x}Er{sub x}. Therefore, the nature of this interaction needs to be reexamined at the nano scale range.

  10. Hydrothermal interaction of crushed Topopah Spring tuff and J-13 water at 90, 150, and 250{sup 0}C using Dickson-type, gold-bag rocking autoclaves

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    Knauss, K.G.; Beiriger, W.J.; Peifer, D.W.

    1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the Package Environment subtask of the Waste Package task within the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations (NNWSI) Project, experiments were conducted to study the hydrothermal interaction of rock and water representative of a potential high-level waste repository in tuff. These experiments used crushed Topopah Spring tuff from both drillcore and outcrop samples. The data, when considered in conjunction with results from analogous experiments using solid wafers of tuff, define near-field repository conditions and can be used to assess the ability to use "accelerated" tests based on the surface area/volume (SA/V) parameter and temperature; allow the measurement of chemical changes due to reaction in phases present in the tuff before reaction; and permit the identification and chemical analysis of secondary phases resulting from hydrothermal reactions. Some of the results presented in this report have been used to demonstrate the usefulness of geochemical modeling in a repository environment using the EQ3/6 thermodynamic/kinetic geochemical modeling code. The tuff was reacted with a natural ground water in Dickson-type gold-bag rocking autoclaves that were periodically sampled under in situ conditions. Five short-term (<90-day) experiments using crushed tuff were run covering the range 90 to 250{sup 0}C and 50 to 100 bars. This report will focus on the results of experiments with crushed tuff, while a companion report will cover results of analogous short-term experiments run with solid waters of tuff.

  11. Effects of Soil Composition and Mineralogy on the Bioaccessibility of Arsenic from Tailings and Soil in Gold Mine Districts of Nova Scotia

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    Meunier, Louise; Walker, Stephen R.; Wragg, Joanna; Parsons, Michael B.; Koch, Iris; Jamieson, Heather E.; Reimer, Kenneth J. (Queens); (Brit. Geo.); (Royal); (NRC)

    2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Bioaccessibility tests and mineralogical analyses were performed on arsenic-contaminated tailings and soils from gold mine districts of Nova Scotia, Canada, to examine the links between soil composition, mineralogy, and arsenic bioaccessibility. Arsenic bioaccessibility ranges from 0.1% to 49%. A weak correlation was observed between total and bioaccessible arsenic concentrations, and the arsenic bioaccessibility was not correlated with other elements. Bulk X-ray absorption near-edge structure analysis shows arsenic in these near-surface samples is mainly in the pentavalent form, indicating that most of the arsenopyrite (As{sup 1-}) originally present in the tailings and soils has been oxidized during weathering reactions. Detailed mineralogical analyses of individual samples have identified up to seven arsenic species, the relative proportions of which appear to affect arsenic bioaccessibility. The highest arsenic bioaccessibility (up to 49%) is associated with the presence of calcium-iron arsenate. Samples containing arsenic predominantly as arsenopyrite or scorodite have the lowest bioaccessibility (<1%). Other arsenic species identified (predominantly amorphous iron arsenates and arsenic-bearing iron(oxy)hydroxides) are associated with intermediate bioaccessibility (1 to 10%). The presence of a more soluble arsenic phase, even at low concentrations, results in increased arsenic bioaccessibility from the mixed arsenic phases associated with tailings and mine-impacted soils.

  12. High carrier mobility in orientation-controlled large-grain (?50??m) Ge directly formed on flexible plastic by nucleation-controlled gold-induced-crystallization

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    Park, Jong-Hyeok, E-mail: j-park@nano.ed.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Department of Electronics, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); JSPS Research Fellow, 5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 (Japan); Kasahara, Kenji; Hamaya, Kohei; Miyao, Masanobu; Sadoh, Taizoh, E-mail: sadoh@ed.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Department of Electronics, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    High-carrier-mobility semiconductors on flexible-plastic are essential to realize flexible electronics. For this purpose, electrical properties of orientation-controlled large-grain Ge crystals on flexible-plastic directly formed by nucleation-controlled gold-induced-crystallization (GIC) are examined, and compared with those obtained by aluminum-induced-crystallization (AIC). The Ge crystals show p-type conductions. Here, hole concentrations are 2.2?×?10{sup 17} and 5.8?×?10{sup 20}?cm{sup ?3} for GIC-Ge and AIC-Ge, respectively, which are explained on the basis of the solubility of Au and Al in Ge. Thanks to the low hole concentration, GIC-Ge shows high hole mobility (160?cm{sup 2}?V{sup ?1}?s{sup ?1}) compared with AIC-Ge (37?cm{sup 2}?V{sup ?1}?s{sup ?1}). These demonstrate significant advantage of GIC to realize high-performance flexible-electronics.

  13. Bulk gold catalyzed oxidation reactions of amines and isocyanides and iron porphyrin catalyzed N-H and O-H bond insertion/cyclization reactions of diamines and aminoalcohols

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    Klobukowski, Erik

    2011-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This work involves two projects. The first project entails the study of bulk gold as a catalyst in oxidation reactions of isocyanides and amines. The main goal of this project was to study the activation and reactions of molecules at metal surfaces in order to assess how organometallic principles for homogeneous processes apply to heterogeneous catalysis. Since previous work had used oxygen as an oxidant in bulk gold catalyzed reactions, the generality of gold catalysis with other oxidants was examined. Amine N-oxides were chosen for study, due to their properties and use in the oxidation of carbonyl ligands in organometallic complexes. When amine N-oxides were used as an oxidant in the reaction of isocyanides with amines, the system was able to produce ureas from a variety of isocyanides, amines, and amine N-oxides. In addition, the rate was found to generally increase as the amine N-oxide concentration increased, and decrease with increased concentrations of the amine. Mechanistic studies revealed that the reaction likely involves transfer of an oxygen atom from the amine N-oxide to the adsorbed isocyanide to generate an isocyanate intermediate. Subsequent nucleophilic attack by the amine yields the urea. This is in contrast to the bulk gold-catalyzed reaction mechanism of isocyanides with amines and oxygen. Formation of urea in this case was proposed to proceed through a diaminocarbene intermediate. Moreover, formation of the proposed isocyanate intermediate is consistent with the reactions of metal carbonyl ligands, which are isoelectronic to isocyanides. Nucleophilic attack at coordinated CO by amine N-oxides produces CO{sub 2} and is analogous to the production of an isocyanate in this gold system. When the bulk gold-catalyzed oxidative dehydrogenation of amines was examined with amine N-oxides, the same products were afforded as when O{sub 2} was used as the oxidant. When the two types of oxidants were directly compared using the same reaction system and conditions, it was found that the oxidative dehydrogenation of dibenzylamine to Nbenzylidenebenzylamine, with N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO), was nearly quantitative (96%) within 24 h. However, the reaction with oxygen was much slower, with only a 52% yield of imine product over the same time period. Moreover, the rate of reaction was found to be influenced by the nature of the amine N-oxide. For example, the use of the weakly basic pyridine N-oxide (PyNO) led to an imine yield of only 6% after 24 h. A comparison of amine N-oxide and O2 was also examined in the oxidation of PhCH{sub 2}OH to PhCHO catalyzed by bulk gold. In this reaction, a 52% yield of the aldehyde was achieved when NMMO was used, while only a 7% product yield was afforded when O{sub 2} was the oxidant after 48 h. The bulk gold-catalyzed oxidative dehydrogenation of cyclic amines generates amidines, which upon treatment with Aerosil and water were found to undergo hydrolysis to produce lactams. Moreover, 5-, 6-, and 7-membered lactams could be prepared through a one-pot reaction of cyclic amines by treatment with oxygen, water, bulk gold, and Aerosil. This method is much more atom economical than industrial processes, does not require corrosive acids, and does not generate undesired byproducts. Additionally, the gold and Aerosil catalysts can be readily separated from the reaction mixture. The second project involved studying iron(III) tetraphenylporphyrin chloride, Fe(TPP)Cl, as a homogeneous catalyst for the generation of carbenes from diazo reagents and their reaction with heteroatom compounds. Fe(TPP)Cl, efficiently catalyzed the insertion of carbenes derived from methyl 2-phenyldiazoacetates into O-H bonds of aliphatic and aromatic alcohols. Fe(TPP)Cl was also found to be an effective catalyst for tandem N-H and O-H insertion/cyclization reactions when 1,2-diamines and 1,2-alcoholamines were treated with diazo reagents. This approach provides a one-pot process for synthesizing piperazinones and morpholinones and related analogues such as quinoxalinones and benzoxazin-2-ones.

  14. Journal of Electrostatics 65 (2007) 316321 Return stroke current profiles and electromagnetic fields associated with

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    Florida, University of

    fields associated with lightning strikes to tall towers: Comparison of engineering models D. Pavanelloa strike object, namely the Bruce­Golde (BG) model, the transmission line (TL) model, the traveling current current' (that is the idealized current that would be measured at the tower top if the current reflection

  15. GoldFieldsGoldFields ParkingParking

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    Stadium Ave.Stadium Ave. Future Home of Tennis Courts Future Home of Tennis Courts Temporary Chiller Plant Temporary Chiller Plant #12;

  16. Scrap tires: Black gold or fool`s gold?

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    Glaz, S.

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three years ago, a US EPA report estimated there were between 2 and 3 billion tires stockpiled in the US. Currently, according to the Scrap Tire Management Council (STMC, Washington, DC), the number of stockpiled tires totals 850 million. However, this reduction is not due to federal or state legislation; simply, the number was overestimated. Whatever the actual number, scrap tire mounds have been large enough to prompt 34 states to developed scrap tire funding programs aimed at eliminating the stockpiling of the some 250 million tires generated per year, while gradually eliminating the tires already stockpiled. However, of the 34 states, only Illinois, Oregon, Florida, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, are aggressively tackling the problem. In each of these five cases, state officials claim, the only viable way to reduce large quantities of tires quickly is through energy reuse, and, like any other disposal method, it costs money. To compensate for the costs of elimination, states are developing funding for scrap tire reduction programs by placing fees on tire disposal, tire purchase, or vehicle title transfer and registration.

  17. The western mining camps as described by women who lived in them

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    Smith, Gail McBride

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Washing- ton, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and South Dakota experienced gold mining booms, and all but Oregon, Wyoming, and South Dakota had silver strikes. The first discovery of gold... in Colorado, which lasted from 1859 to approximately 1880, large amounts of gold were taken from mines in Boulder, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties, and from other smaller districts throughout the mountainous parts of the state. It is difficult...

  18. Turning greenhouse gases into gold

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    of electricity, the CO2 could be transformed into formic acid, formaldehyde and methanol. Now simulations conducted on NERSC supercomputers explain why. Image: V. Batista...

  19. Going green earns Laboratory gold

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    - The new material has the highest oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity in alkaline media of any non-precious metal catalyst developed to date. Los Alamos research better...

  20. Turning greenhouse gases into gold

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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 for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del SolStrengthening aTurbulence may be key to "fast magneticTurn YourTurning

  1. Going green earns Laboratory gold

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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 for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC) Environmental AssessmentsGeoffrey(SC) GettingGit GitGlobal WarmingFIRST

  2. Gold Nanoparticles by Alfalfa Plants

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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 for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8,Dist.NewofGeothermal Heat PumpJorge Gardea-Torresdey, University of

  3. Investigation of the effects of cell model and subcellular location of gold nanoparticles on nuclear dose enhancement factors using Monte Carlo simulation

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    Cai, Zhongli; Chattopadhyay, Niladri; Kwon, Yongkyu Luke [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3M2 (Canada)] [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3M2 (Canada); Pignol, Jean-Philippe [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada and Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada and Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (Canada); Lechtman, Eli [Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (Canada)] [Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (Canada); Reilly, Raymond M. [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3M2 (Canada) [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3M2 (Canada); Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2 (Canada); Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4 (Canada)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The authors’ aims were to model how various factors influence radiation dose enhancement by gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and to propose a new modeling approach to the dose enhancement factor (DEF).Methods: The authors used Monte Carlo N-particle (MCNP 5) computer code to simulate photon and electron transport in cells. The authors modeled human breast cancer cells as a single cell, a monolayer, or a cluster of cells. Different numbers of 5, 30, or 50 nm AuNPs were placed in the extracellular space, on the cell surface, in the cytoplasm, or in the nucleus. Photon sources examined in the simulation included nine monoenergetic x-rays (10–100 keV), an x-ray beam (100 kVp), and {sup 125}I and {sup 103}Pd brachytherapy seeds. Both nuclear and cellular dose enhancement factors (NDEFs, CDEFs) were calculated. The ability of these metrics to predict the experimental DEF based on the clonogenic survival of MDA-MB-361 human breast cancer cells exposed to AuNPs and x-rays were compared.Results: NDEFs show a strong dependence on photon energies with peaks at 15, 30/40, and 90 keV. Cell model and subcellular location of AuNPs influence the peak position and value of NDEF. NDEFs decrease in the order of AuNPs in the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, and extracellular space. NDEFs also decrease in the order of AuNPs in a cell cluster, monolayer, and single cell if the photon energy is larger than 20 keV. NDEFs depend linearly on the number of AuNPs per cell. Similar trends were observed for CDEFs. NDEFs using the monolayer cell model were more predictive than either single cell or cluster cell models of the DEFs experimentally derived from the clonogenic survival of cells cultured as a monolayer. The amount of AuNPs required to double the prescribed dose in terms of mg Au/g tissue decreases as the size of AuNPs increases, especially when AuNPs are in the nucleus and the cytoplasm. For 40 keV x-rays and a cluster of cells, to double the prescribed x-ray dose (NDEF = 2) using 30 nm AuNPs, would require 5.1 ± 0.2, 9 ± 1, 10 ± 1, 10 ± 1 mg Au/g tissue in the nucleus, in the cytoplasm, on the cell surface, or in the extracellular space, respectively. Using 50 nm AuNPs, the required amount decreases to 3.1 ± 0.3, 8 ± 1, 9 ± 1, 9 ± 1 mg Au/g tissue, respectively.Conclusions: NDEF is a new metric that can predict the radiation enhancement of AuNPs for various experimental conditions. Cell model, the subcellular location and size of AuNPs, and the number of AuNPs per cell, as well as the x-ray photon energy all have effects on NDEFs. Larger AuNPs in the nucleus of cluster cells exposed to x-rays of 15 or 40 keV maximize NDEFs.

  4. Dimpling in critical current density vs. magnetic field angle in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} films irradiated with 3-MeV gold ions

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    Matsui, H.; Ogiso, H.; Yamasaki, H.; Sohma, M.; Yamaguchi, I.; Kumagai, T.; Manabe, T. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)

    2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic-field-angle ? dependence of critical current density J{sub c} was measured in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} films irradiated with 3-MeV gold ions. Such films were recently found to show large pinning force arising from point-like irradiation defects. A dimpled line-shape of J{sub c}(?) and its variation with magnetic field strength were revealed that could be well described by a simple model based on flux-lattice shear and Blatter scaling. Our results strongly suggest that vortex elasticity and electron-mass anisotropy coordinately produce the characteristic J{sub c} anisotropy, called “shoulders,” in cuprate and iron-pnictide films.

  5. 1 [2.7 km/s] 3 [2.4; 2.7;2.9 km/s] 8 along the strike 3 along the strike

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Fisiche - Universita' degli Studi "Federico II" - Napoli - Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e with Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia). One of the goals is to perform a sensitivity analysis

  6. Lessons Learned from the 200 West Pump and Treatment Facility Construction Project at the US DOE Hanford Site - A Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-Certified Facility - 13113

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    Dorr, Kent A.; Freeman-Pollard, Jhivaun R.; Ostrom, Michael J. [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, P.O. Box 1600, MSIN R4-41, 99352 (United States)] [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, P.O. Box 1600, MSIN R4-41, 99352 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) designed, constructed, commissioned, and began operation of the largest groundwater pump and treatment facility in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) nationwide complex. This one-of-a-kind groundwater pump and treatment facility, located at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site (Hanford Site) in Washington State, was built to an accelerated schedule with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. There were many contractual, technical, configuration management, quality, safety, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) challenges associated with the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of this $95 million, 52,000 ft groundwater pump and treatment facility to meet DOE's mission objective of treating contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site with a new facility by June 28, 2012. The project team's successful integration of the project's core values and green energy technology throughout design, procurement, construction, and start-up of this complex, first-of-its-kind Bio Process facility resulted in successful achievement of DOE's mission objective, as well as attainment of LEED GOLD certification (Figure 1), which makes this Bio Process facility the first non-administrative building in the DOE Office of Environmental Management complex to earn such an award. (authors)

  7. Lessons Learned from the 200 West Pump and Treatment Facility Construction Project at the US DOE Hanford Site - A Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-Certified Facility

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    Dorr, Kent A.; Ostrom, Michael J.; Freeman-Pollard, Jhivaun R.

    2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) designed, constructed, commissioned, and began operation of the largest groundwater pump and treatment facility in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) nationwide complex. This one-of-a-kind groundwater pump and treatment facility, located at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site (Hanford Site) in Washington State, was built to an accelerated schedule with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. There were many contractual, technical, configuration management, quality, safety, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) challenges associated with the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of this $95 million, 52,000 ft groundwater pump and treatment facility to meet DOE’s mission objective of treating contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site with a new facility by June 28, 2012. The project team’s successful integration of the project’s core values and green energy technology throughout design, procurement, construction, and start-up of this complex, first-of-its-kind Bio Process facility resulted in successful achievement of DOE’s mission objective, as well as attainment of LEED GOLD certification, which makes this Bio Process facility the first non-administrative building in the DOE Office of Environmental Management complex to earn such an award.

  8. Lessons Learned From The 200 West Pump And Treatment Facility Construction Project At The US DOE Hanford Site - A Leadership For Energy And Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-Certified Facility

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    Dorr, Kent A. [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Richland, WA (United States); Ostrom, Michael J. [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Richland, WA (United States); Freeman-Pollard, Jhivaun R. [CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, Richland, WA (United States)

    2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) designed, constructed, commissioned, and began operation of the largest groundwater pump and treatment facility in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) nationwide complex. This one-of-a-kind groundwater pump and treatment facility, located at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site (Hanford Site) in Washington State, was built in an accelerated manner with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds and has attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification, which makes it the first non-administrative building in the DOE Office of Environmental Management complex to earn such an award. There were many contractual, technical, configuration management, quality, safety, and LEED challenges associated with the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of this $95 million, 52,000 ft groundwater pump and treatment facility. This paper will present the Project and LEED accomplishments, as well as Lessons Learned by CHPRC when additional ARRA funds were used to accelerate design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the 200 West Groundwater Pump and Treatment (2W P&T) Facility to meet DOE's mission of treating contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site with a new facility by June 28, 2012.

  9. Analysis of the growth of strike-slip faults using effective medium theory

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    Aydin, A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (to be submitted).Mineral Sciences and Geomechanics Abstracts 9, 37-86.

  10. FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2011

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    Birner, Thomas

    (MHD) (5.0) 10 10 10 0 10 10 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.1) 165 160 160 8 152 160 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 180 175 175 10 165 175 POST-31 JULY PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR

  11. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2011

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    Gray, William

    Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (5.0) 10 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.1) 165 Net Tropical Cyclone FOR 2011 We foresee an above-average Atlantic basin tropical cyclone season in 2011 and anticipate an above the largest year-to-year variability of any of the global tropical cyclone basins. People are curious to know

  12. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2012

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    ) (3.9) 3 4 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 70 80 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 75

  13. FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2014

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    Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (3.9) 2 3 3 0 3 3 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 55 65 65 7 58 65 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 60 70 70 5 65 70 POST-31 JULY PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR

  14. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2010

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    Gray, William

    Energy (ACE) (96.1) 100-162 150 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 108-172 160 PROBABILITIES-39 35 Major Hurricanes (MH) (2.3) 3-5 4 Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (5.0) 6-12 10 Accumulated Cyclone-to-year variability of any of the global tropical cyclone basins. People are curious to know how active the upcoming

  15. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2010

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    Gray, William

    -12 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.1) 100-162 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 108 FOR 2010 We foresee an above-average Atlantic basin tropical cyclone season in 2010 and anticipate an above to climatology. The Atlantic basin has the largest year-to-year variability of any of the global tropical cyclone

  16. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2013

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    Gray, William

    ) (3.9) 9 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 165 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 175 of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2013 to climatology. The Atlantic basin has the largest year-to-year variability of any of the global tropical cyclone

  17. FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2013

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    Gray, William

    Hurricanes (MH) (2.0) 4 4 0 3 3 Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (3.9) 9 9 0 7 7 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 165 165 7 135 142 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 175 175 10 140 150 POST-31 JULY

  18. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2013

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    Hurricanes (MH) (2.0) 4 4 Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (3.9) 9 9 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 165 165 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 175 175 PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY 3 percent of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2013

  19. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2011

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    Gray, William

    Hurricanes (MH) (2.3) 5 5 Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (5.0) 10 10 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.1) 165 160 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 180 175 PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2011 to be approximately 175 percent

  20. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2012

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    Gray, William

    ) (3.9) 3 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 70 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 75 of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2012 to climatology. The Atlantic basin has the largest year-to-year variability of any of the global tropical cyclone

  1. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2014

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    Days (MHD) (3.9) 2 3 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 55 65 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in

  2. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2011

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    Gray, William

    Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.1) 165 160 160 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 180 175 175 Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2011 to be approximately 175 percent of the long-term average

  3. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2014

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    Gray, William

    Days (MHD) (3.9) 2 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 55 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103 to be about 65 percent of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) and Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2014 to be approximately 60 percent of their long-term averages

  4. FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2014

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    (MHD) (3.9) 2 3 3 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 55 65 65 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC percent of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2014

  5. First measurements of ion energy distribution at the divertor strike point during DIII-D disruptions

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    Parks, P.B.; Brooks, N.H.; West, W.P.; Wong, C.P.C. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Bastasz, R.; Wampler, W.R.; Whyte, D.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Plasma/wall interaction studies are being carried out using the Divertor Materials Exposure System (DiMES) on DIII-D. The objective of the experiment is to determine the kinetic energy and flux of deuterium ions reaching the divertor target during argon-induced radiative disruptions. The experiment utilizes a special slotted ion analyzer mounted over a Si sample to collect the fast charge-exchange (CX) deuterium neutrals emitted within the recycled cold neutral layer (CNL) which serves as a CX target for the incident ions. A theoretical interpretation of the experiment reveals a strong forward pitch-angle dependence in the approaching ion distribution function. The depth distribution of the trapped D in the Si sample was measured using low-energy direct recoil spectroscopy. Comparison with the TRIM code using monoenergetic ions indicated that the best fit to the data was obtained for an ion energy of 100 eV. An estimate of the CNL thickness {integral}nd{ell} indicates that during disruptions the CNL cushion is thick enough to reduce the local ion heat load by {approximately}30% due to CX refluxing.

  6. http://nyti.ms/113BSkJ Lightning Might Strike More in a Warmer World

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    Romps, David M.

    that helps to break down methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Kevin E

  7. Scaled electromechanical modeling of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

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    Marmorato, Leonardo F. (Leonardo Francesco), 1982-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the early 1990s, The U.S. Department of Defense embarked on a search for an affordable, next generation fighter aircraft that could fit the common needs of the Navy, Air Force, and Marines, as well as several allied ...

  8. Predictions of striking energy and angular dependence in pp --> (pp)_S-wave pi^0 production

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    J. A. Niskanen

    2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A phenomenological calculation from threshold to 800 MeV of the initial proton beam energy is presented to describe recent data on the reaction pp --> (pp)_S-wave pi^0 with a low energy cut on the final state diproton excitation energy. A strong forward dip is obtained in the differential cross section as in the data from COSY at 800 MeV, although the absolute value of the forward cross section is too low. Earlier low energy data from CELSIUS are reasonably well reproduced. In the unexplored energy interval between these two experiments the model predicts a spectacular energy dependence both in the forward direction and in the angle-integrated cross section.

  9. Lightning Safety Myths and Facts Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

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    Oklahoma, University of

    reasons: wind generated during a thunderstorm can blow objects into the window, breaking it and causing

  10. Assessment of Strike of Adult Killer Whales by an OpenHydro Tidal Turbine Blade

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    Carlson, Thomas J.; Elster, Jennifer L.; Jones, Mark E.; Watson, Bruce E.; Copping, Andrea E.; Watkins, Michael L.; Jepsen, Richard A.; Metzinger, Kurt

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Report to DOE on an analysis to determine the effects of a potential impact to an endangered whale from tidal turbines proposed for deployment in Puget Sound.

  11. Test Report for Permanganate and Cold Strontium Strike for Tank 241-AN-102

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    Duncan, James B.; Huber, Heinz J.; Smalley, Colleen S.

    2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Tanks 241-AN-102 and 241-AN-107 supernatants contain soluble Sr-90 and transuranic elements that require removal prior to vitrification to comply with the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant immobilized low-activity waste specification (WTP Contract, DE-AC27-01RV 14136, Specification 2.2.2.8, "Radionuclide Concentration Limitations") and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission provisional agreement on waste incidental to reprocessing (letter, Paperiello, C. J., "Classification of Hanford Low-Activity Tank Waste Fraction"). These two tanks have high concentrations of organics and organic complexants and are referred to as complexant concentrate tanks. A precipitation process using sodium permanganate (NaMnO{sub 4}) and strontium nitrate (Sr(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}) was developed and tested with tank waste samples to precipitate Sr-90 and transuranic elements from the supernate (PNWD-3141, Optimization of Sr/TRU Removal Conditions with Samples of AN-102 Tank Waste). Testing documented in this report was conducted to further evaluate the use of the strontium nitrate/sodium permanganate process in tank farms with a retention time of up to 12 months. Previous testing was focused on developing a process for deployment in the ultrafiltration vessels in the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. This environment is different from tank farms in two important ways: the waste is diluted in the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant to ~5.5 M sodium, whereas the supernate in the tank farms is ~9 M Na. Secondly, while the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant allows for a maximum treatment time of hours to days, the in-tank farms treatment of tanks 241-AN102 and 241-AN-107 will result in a retention time of months (perhaps up to12 months) before processing. A comparative compilation of separation processes for Sr/transuranics has been published as RPP-RPT-48340, Evaluation of Alternative Strontium and Transuranic Separation Processes. This report also listed the testing needs for the permanganate precipitation process to be field-deployable. A more comprehensive listing of future testing needs to allow the process to be field deployable are contained in RPP-PLAN-51288, Development Test Plan for Sr/TRU Precipitation Process.

  12. HumanWildlife Interactions 5(2):224234, Fall 2011 Bird strikes and aircraft fuselage color

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    .S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from 1990 to 2008 occurred at or below 152 m above ground level (AGL along with information on flights that were gathered by federal agencies in the United States. We

  13. Internal structure of the Kern Canyon Fault, California: a deeply exhumed strike-slip fault

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    Neal, Leslie Ann

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deformation and mineral alteration adjacent to a 2 km long segment of the Kern Canyon fault near Lake Isabella, California are studied to characterize the internal structure of the fault zone and to understand the development of fault structure...

  14. Strikingly variable divergence times inferred across an Amazonian butterfly `suture zone'

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    of Panama 5 Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK 6 Museo de et al. 2003). In another recent study, Flanagan et al. (2004) reported that the radiation of wing

  15. New Or Rehab: Striking A New Balance Under California's Affordable Housing Standards

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    Rosenthal, Larry A.; Listokin, David

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    especially  if  code  officials  are  flexible  in of the time … and code officials tend to be knowledgeable concerning the  code among local officials  and others.   

  16. People of Steel: The Support of a Town during the Homestead Strike

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    Partida, Jason

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the riot between the steel strikers and the Pinkertons afterNovember 19, 1892. People of Steel 126 The position you1892, between the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, and the

  17. California: Advanced 'Drop-In' Biofuels Power the Navy's Green Strike Group

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  18. Argonne and CalBattery strike deal for silicon-graphene anode material -

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  19. Pull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault Zone | Open Energy Information

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  20. Frontiers in Science: The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis

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  1. Frontiers in Science: The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis

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  2. Black gold: return of the king

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    O'Connell, J.

    2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The coal industry has woken from its slumber and finds itself ill-prepared for the demands being made upon it. Exporters are proving slow to expand their capacities and overcome infrastructural bottlenecks. The financial crisis may cause a hiatus in demand growth, but it will also limit finance for investment. 3 figs.

  3. Linda R. Richardson John R. Gold

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    from the Campeche Banks, Mexico (Fig. 1). The main objectives were 1) to determine whether red grouperDNA diversity in red grou- per from Campeche Banks, Mexico, with those from west Florida. Materials and methods

  4. Gold nanostructures and methods of use

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    Zhang, Jin Z. (Santa Cruz, CA); Schwartzberg, Adam (Santa Cruz, CA); Olson, Tammy Y. (Santa Cruz, CA)

    2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention is drawn to novel nanostructures comprising hollow nanospheres and nanotubes for use as chemical sensors, conduits for fluids, and electronic conductors. The nanostructures can be used in microfluidic devices, for transporting fluids between devices and structures in analytical devices, for conducting electrical currents between devices and structure in analytical devices, and for conducting electrical currents between biological molecules and electronic devices, such as bio-microchips.

  5. FISSION OF GOLD BY CARBON IONS

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    Gordon, Glen E.; Larsh, Almon E.; Sikkeland, Torbjorn; Seaborg, Glenn T.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and J. R. Huizenga, Nuclear Fission (to be published inHeavy-lon-Induced Nuclear Fission, (to be published in Proc.

  6. Application of gold nanoparticles in separation sciences

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    Miksik, Ivan

    , interpenetrating network; LBL, layer-by-l, specifically, full- erenes, carbon nanotubes, polymers, silica, zeolite, lipid, latex, magnetic and non

  7. Mining Gold from your Cooling Water System

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    Mendez, T.

    *Q (5) R=Q/500,000 (3) HPH=Month HP*R 3 KwH=HPH*0.746 M=15666-KwH*24*D ES=ESM*0.061 January 31 46 134,615 98 3,500,000,000 0.550 1,248 931 692,566 $42,247 February 28 46 134,615 98 3,500,000,000 0.550 1,248 931 625,543 $38,158 March 31 51 148,936 98 3...

  8. FISSION OF GOLD BY CARBON IONS

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    Gordon, Glen E.; Larsh, Almon E.; Sikkeland, Torbjorn; Seaborg, Glenn T.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Atomic Energy, Geneva, 1958 (United Nations, New York 1958),of Atomic Energy, Geneva, 1958 (United Nations, New York,Atomic Energy, Geneva, 1958 (United Nations, New York, VoL

  9. Gold nanorod melting | Argonne National Laboratory

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    & computer science Modeling, simulation, & visualization Supercomputing & high-performance computing Browse By - Any - Energy -Energy efficiency --Vehicles ---Alternative fuels...

  10. Gold(I)-Catalyzed Nucleophilic Additions

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    LaLonde, Rebecca Lyn K. C.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    V7.06; Siemens Industrial Automation, Inc. : Madison, WI, (V7.06; Siemens Industrial Automation, Inc. : Madison, WI, (

  11. December 2012 Pearl culture, the black gold

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    of the lagoon environment in relation to the pearl farming business, which should enable, in the medium term, but the farming environment remains decisive. In order to define the ideal conditions according to the lagoon envi environment and the project's numerous partners. Lastly, the study and model- ling of water flow have enabled

  12. Encapsulation of Neutral Gold Nanoclusters by Resorcinarenes

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    Wei, Alexander

    , 273, 1690-93. (c) Service, R. F. Science 1996, 271, 920-22. (d) Alivisatos, A. P. Science 1996, 271

  13. Virtual Hydropower Prospecting – Searching for Hydropower Gold

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    Douglas G. Hall

    2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The availability of geographic information system (GIS) tools and analytical modeling of natural streams has made it possible to perform virtual “river inventories” that were formerly done using topographic maps, stream flow estimates, and physical reconnaissance. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) virtually assessed the gross power potential of all natural streams in the United States of America and identified feasible potential project sites and estimated their developable power potential. The results of this virtual prospecting have been incorporated into a GIS application called the Virtual Hydropower Prospector that is available for public use on the Internet.

  14. Tracking Individual Gold Nanoparticles | The Ames Laboratory

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  15. BlackGold Biofuels | 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 are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia: EnergyAvignon,Belcher HomesLyonsBirch CreekWarrior, Nevada:

  16. BPA headquarters now 'gold certified' for sustainability

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  17. Gold and gold-graphene used as cathodic interfaces for scission of carbon-halogen bonds.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Application to the building of anthraquinone-Au electrodes. Jacques Simonet a * and Viatcheslav Jouikov b a as cathode material. This first work points out the immobilization of anthraquinone (AQ) in organic polar.12.024 #12;2 Graphical Abstract Key Words: Graphene; 2-Bromomethylanthraquinone; Anthraquinone electrodes

  18. Quantitative interpretation of the transition voltages in gold-poly(phenylene) thiol-gold molecular junctions

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    Wu, Kunlin; Bai, Meilin; Hou, Shimin, E-mail: smhou@pku.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Sanvito, Stefano [School of Physics, AMBER and CRANN Institute, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)] [School of Physics, AMBER and CRANN Institute, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The transition voltage of three different asymmetric Au/poly(phenylene) thiol/Au molecular junctions in which the central molecule is either benzene thiol, biphenyl thiol, or terphenyl thiol is investigated by first-principles quantum transport simulations. For all the junctions, the calculated transition voltage at positive polarity is in quantitative agreement with the experimental values and shows weak dependence on alterations of the Au-phenyl contact. When compared to the strong coupling at the Au-S contact, which dominates the alignment of various molecular orbitals with respect to the electrode Fermi level, the coupling at the Au-phenyl contact produces only a weak perturbation. Therefore, variations of the Au-phenyl contact can only have a minor influence on the transition voltage. These findings not only provide an explanation to the uniformity in the transition voltages found for ?-conjugated molecules measured with different experimental methods, but also demonstrate the advantage of transition voltage spectroscopy as a tool for determining the positions of molecular levels in molecular devices.

  19. Black Gold & Fool’s Gold: Speculation in the Oil Futures Market

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    Parsons, John E.

    This paper addresses the question of whether the oil price spike of 2003-2008 was a bubble. We document and discuss what is known about the level of speculation in the paper oil market. We then analyze the dynamics of the ...

  20. Another Gold for PPPL: Laboratory Wins 2nd Gold GreenBuy Award | Princeton

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  1. Protrusion of forearc mantle serpentinites along major strike-slip faults in an oceanic subduction complex in Dominican Republic

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    complex in Dominican Republic 1 1 2 1 Benoit-Michel SAUMUR , Kéiko H. HATTORI , Stéphane GUILLOT , Serge Plata area, northern Dominican Republic, GSA Spec. Paper 262(1991) 97-114. [6] G. Draper, F. Nagle; Geology, structure, and tectonic development of the Rio San Juan Complex, northern Dominican Republic, GSA

  2. First measurements of the ion energy distribution at the divertor strike point during DIII-D disruptions

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    Parks, P.B.; Brooks, N.H.; West, W.P.; Wong, C.P.C. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Bastasz, R.; Wampler, W.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Whyte, D. [Inst. National de la Recherche Scientifique, Varennes, Quebec (Canada)

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plasma disruptions are a serious concern in tokamak design because of the high impulsive heat loads which can cause strong erosion of divertor materials due to enhanced sputtering, or melting/ablation in the most severe cases. Predictions of net erosion rates and hence component lifetimes are very difficult and are highly dependent on the plasma conditions over the divertor target. It is therefore necessary to characterize the properties of the scrape-off plasma near the divertor target plate under these special conditions. Here, plasma/wall interaction studies are being carried out using the Divertor Materials Exposure System (DiMES) on DIII-D. The objective of the experiment is to determine the kinetic energy and flux of deuterium ions reaching the divertor target during argon-induced radiative disruptions. The experiment utilizes a special slotted ion analyzer mounted over a Si sample to collect the fast charge-exchange (CX) deuterium neutrals emitted within the recycled cold neutral layer (CNL) which serves as a CX target for the incident ions. A theoretical interpretation of the experiment reveals a strong forward pitch-angle dependence in the approaching ion distribution function. The depth distribution of the trapped D in the Si sample was measured using low-energy direct recoil spectroscopy. Comparison with the TRIM code using monoenergetic ions indicated that the best fit to the data was obtained for an ion energy of 100 eV. An estimate of the CNL thickness {integral}nd{ell} indicates that during disruptions the CNL cushion is thick enough to reduce the local ion heat load by {approximately}30% due to CX refluxing.

  3. Enterprise integration strategies across virtual extended enterprise networks : a case study of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program enterprise

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    Glazner, Christopher G

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last decade, many companies in industries that produce complex and technologically-advanced products have begun to integrate their operations along the value chains of the primary products they design, produce or ...

  4. 21H.104J / 11.015J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History, Fall 2004

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    Maier, Pauline

    This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, ...

  5. Splashing phenomena of room temperature liquid metal droplet striking on the pool of the same liquid under ambient air environment

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    Haiyan Li; Shengfu Mei; Lei Wang; Yunxia Gao; Jing Liu

    2013-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article, the fluid dynamics of room temperature liquid metal (RTLM) droplet impacting onto a pool of the same liquid in ambient air was investigated. A series of experiments were conducted in order to disclose the influence of the oxidation effect on the impact dynamics. The droplet shape and impact phenomenology were recorded with the aid of a high-speed digital camera. The impact energy stored in the splash structures was estimated via a theoretical model and several morphological parameters obtained from instantaneous images of the splash. It was observed that the droplet shape and the splashing morphology of RTLM were drastically different from those of water, so was the impact dynamics between room temperature LM pool and high temperature LM pool. The energy analysis disclosed that the height of the jet is highly sensitive to the viscosity of the fluid, which is subjected to the oxidation effect and temperature effect simultaneously, and thus perfectly explained the phenomena. These basic findings are important for the application of RTLM in a series of newly emerging technologies such as liquid metal based spray cooling, ink-jet printed electronics, interface material painting and coating, metallurgy, and 3D packages, etc.

  6. Developing and managing organizational capabilities to meet emerging customer needs : insights from the Joint Strike Fighter program

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    Moon, Hee Sung

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research examines the development and management of dynamic organizational capabilities. These capabilities include, among other things, how enterprises generate and integrate knowledge, understand and respond to ...

  7. Supergravity gauge theories strike back: There is no crisis for SUSY but a new collider may be required for discovery

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    Baer, Howard; Savoy, Michael

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    More than 30 years ago, Arnowitt-Chamseddine-Nath (ACN) and others established the compelling framework of supergravity gauge theories (SUGRA) as a picture for the next step in beyond the Standard Model physics. We review the current SUGRA scenario in light of recent data from LHC8 collider searches and the Higgs boson discovery. While many SUSY and non-SUSY scenarios are highly disfavored or even excluded by LHC, the essential SUGRA scenario remains intact and as compelling as ever. For naturalness, some non-universality between matter and Higgs sector soft terms is required along with substantial trilinear soft terms. SUSY models with radiatively-driven naturalness (RNS) are found with high scale fine-tuning at a modest ~10%. In this case, natural SUSY might be discovered at LHC13 but could also easily elude sparticle search endeavors. A linear e^+e^- collider with \\sqrt{s}>2m(higgsino) is needed to provide the definitive search for the required light higgsino states which are the hallmark of natural SUSY. ...

  8. Vivisectionists strike back The complex issue of animal experimentation should not be dumbed down in the face of violent opposition,

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    Read, Andrew

    and their tactics -- lobbying in schools, novel legal manoeuvres, threatening families, posting razor blades, van morally obliged todoithumanely.Achiev- ing both these ambitions with public support requires a grown,butyoucando whatyouliketotheothers.Isthereasoundbasis for replacing mice with zebrafish in toxicology testing? Should

  9. Striking a Balance Between Energy and the Environment in the Columbia River Basin California's Renewable Energy Policies and

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    at the Council. "Roughly 50 percent of the wind power that was developed in 2008 and 2009 in the Northwest power prices and curtailment of wind generation during periods of high runoff and low elec- tricity resource developers, and for landowners who lease their land to wind power devel- opers. It also benefits

  10. Rupture Dynamics of Strike-Slip Faults with Stepovers: From Conceptually Simplified to Realistically Complex Fault Systems

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    Liu, Zaifeng

    2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    , the Aksay double-bend in the Altyn Tagh fault, and its ability to stop the dynamic rupture. A detailed parameter-space study has been performed in the simplified model. From the single fault test, I find that the Positive Coulomb Stress (PCS) region...

  11. Mediterranean fin whales at risk from fatal ship strikes Simone Panigada a,b,*, Giovanna Pesante a

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    ; acoustic pollution, presence of detrimental manmade compounds in the marine food web, increased human: Chemin de Piecaud, 84360 Lauris, France. www.elsevier.com/locate/marpolbul Marine Pollution Bulletin 52

  12. Transition between nonthermal and thermal ablation of metallic targets under the strike of high-fluence ultrashort laser pulses

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    Yang, J.; Zhao, Y.; Zhu, X. [Institute of Modern Optics, Nankai University, Key Laboratory of Opto-electronic Information Science and Technology, Education Ministry of China, Tianjin 300071 (China)

    2006-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The mutual transition dynamics between nonthermal and thermal dominant ablation processes is investigated in the hole-drilling and line-scribing experiments on aluminum samples with intense 50 fs to 24 ps laser pulses. It is found that a critical pulse width that separates the two different ablation regimes monotonically reduces with the increasing laser fluence. Theoretical analyses suggest that the complex interplay between photomechanical stress fragmentation and phase explosion could be responsible for these observations. A semiempirical transition law between the two ablation regimes is introduced, which is consistent with measured experimental data.

  13. 1 AUGUST 2014 VOL 345 ISSUE 6196 517SCIENCE sciencemag.org supported the striking similarities of the

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    .A.Newman,H.L.Frisch,Science205,662(1979). 7. R.Shethetal.,Science338,1476(2012). 8. R.D.Dahn,J.F.Fallon,Science289,438(2000). 9

  14. High resolution quantitative seismic imaging of a strike-slip fault with small vertical offset in clay-rocks from

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    modify the rock confining properties. In the Tournemire Experimental Platform (TEP, France), fault zones, 2005). However, long term confining properties of the clay-rock layers might be affected of argillaceous rocks and the draining properties of tectonic structures are key parameters for the safety

  15. Northwest Power and Conservation Council Striking a Balance Between Energy and the Environment in the Columbia River Basin

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    the Bonneville Power Administration acquired a conservation easement as partial mitigation for the impacts Power Administration have signed an agreement that will direct about $160 million over the next 15 years hydropower turbines. Bonneville transmits and markets the power generated from eight of the dams

  16. Kansas Populist Newspaper Editorial Response to the Homestead and Pullman Strikes: An Application of Sewell’s Theory of Structure

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    Carruthers, Bruce

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    years, rainfall was insufficient to produce crops at all (Hicks 1931; McNall 1988; miller, worth robert 1996; miner 2002, 171; miner 1986). if the drought was not bad enough, falling crop prices soon added to the region’s woes. u.s. overproduction.... hese conditions continued well into the 1890s (miller, worth obert 1996:246; farmer 1924; Goodwyn 1978; miner 1986). the combination of drought and falling prices was a calamity for Kansas. land values and real estate transactions decreased pre...

  17. Structure of the eastern Red Rocks and Wind Ridge thrust faults, Wyoming: how a thrust fault gains displacement along strike 

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    Huntsman, Brent Stanley

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF FIELD MAPPING Methods . Thrust Faults . The Wind Ridge Thrust Fault System The Red Rocks Thrust Fault System CLAY MODEL STUDIES Purpose and Description Model Results DISCUSSION OF RESULTS Kinematics of the Red Rocks Thrust Fault Termination... . Kinematics of the Southern Wind Ridge Thrust Fault . . . A Conceptual Model of the Red Rocks Thrust Fault Termination Implications of the Red Rocks Fault Termination . . . . . . Page V1 V11 1X X1 X11 7 9 17 18 18 21 24 27 35 35 38 49 49...

  18. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND

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    Oyet, Alwell

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 No Strike or Lockout

  19. Surface plasmon assisted electron acceleration in photoemission from gold nanopillars

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    Nagel, Phillip M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Phys. (2012) Surface plasmon assisted electron accelerationH. Raether, Surface plasmons on smooth and rough surfaceselds. Implications for plasmon-enhanced attosecond streaking

  20. archeological gold authentication: Topics by E-print Network

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    workers did not find serologic evidence of recent infection. Lyle R. Petersen; Stacie L. Marshall; Christine Barton-dickson; Rana A. Hajjeh; Mark D. Lindsley; David W. Warnock;...

  1. Characterization of organosulfur monolayer formation at gold electrodes

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    Tani Woods, N.

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Among the many types of organic films, covalently-attached organosulfur monolayers have attracted a great deal of attention. The authors have focused their interest on the fundamental characterization of spontaneously adsorbed organosulfur monolayers. An introductory chapter presents general aspects of monolayer preparation and characterization, followed by a few examples that illustrate the range of applications of these films. This thesis contains two papers. In the first paper, three analogous monolayer precursors are studied to determine their similarities and differences in the monolayer structure. A GC-MS analysis of products form the chemisorption process and open circuit potential measurements are used to derive possible mechanisms behind monolayer formation. The second paper focuses on monolayers formed from thioctic acid, including its characterization and application to cytochrome c electrochemistry. Although thiols and disulfides have been extensively studied as monolayer precursors, thioctic acid is particularly interesting because the disulfide functionality of this asymmetric molecule is contained in a strained five-membered ring. Given the ring strain, steric bulk and asymmetry of the molecule, the study of these monolayers lend insight into the factors important for the formation of organosulfur monolayers. This thesis concludes with a general summary and directions for future studies. 40 refs.

  2. Microsoft PowerPoint - Marion Gold.Providence.Infrastructure...

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

    majority" of the increase, the utility said, is derived from a rise in the cost of wholesale production of electricity - costs that National Grid does not control..." New...

  3. Australian capital cities and Gold Coast residential property market

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    Peters, Richard

    settings. The Chinese economy is also back on track recording strong and rising growth over the December.2 percent and South Australia at 5.7 percent. Prospects remain positive for a generally solid 2013. Buyer and seller confidence has increased although activity levels remained patchy and mixed between capital cities

  4. Surface plasmon assisted electron acceleration in photoemission from gold nanopillars

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    Nagel, Phillip M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    high intensity, ultrafast laser pulses. Lasers that generateexcited directly by ultrafast laser pulses without requiring

  5. The Suspension of the Gold Standard as Sustainable Monetary Policy

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    Newby, E

    +i = 1; !t+i = pt+i; Lt+i = 1; Ct+i = Yt+i #0; Gt+i = 1 #0; Gt+i and At+i+1 = #14;iA0 + Pi t #14; i#0;1 #2;As #0; q#0;1 #0; xgt+i #0; 1 #1; #17; #3; for all i = 0; 1; 2; :::. Proof: In equilibrium !t+i = pt+i and by substituting it and (19) into (13) we... -order-condition formt+i+1 is xt+i#21;t+i = #12; #0; #21;t+i+1 + #22;t+i+1 #1; ; where #21; and #22; are the Lagrangian multipliers of the household?s bud- get and cash-in-advance constraints (see Appendix A). Let us now assume that xt+i is bound below by #12; for all i...

  6. alluvial gold placers: Topics by E-print Network

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    2013 Welcome to UNC Charlotte On behalf of the Department of Housing and Residence Life at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, welcome to SOAR a wide variety of...

  7. abu marawat gold: Topics by E-print Network

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    deposited during the Lower and Middle Proterozoic, affected by the Eburnean orogenic cycle (most active from 2,000 to ,800 Ma). It consists of vast granito-gneiss complexes and...

  8. Edinburgh Research Explorer Gold-Catalyzed Direct Arylation

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    ) are common motifs in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and organic materials. Current methods for establishing

  9. Isotopic tracers of gold deposition in Paleozoic limestones, Southern Nevada

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    Peterman, Z.E.; Widmann, B.L.; Marshall, B.D.; Aleinikoff, J.N.; Futa, K.; Mahan, S.A.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Strontium isotopic analyses of barren and mineralized Paleozoic carbonate rocks show that hydrothermal fluids added radiogenic strontium ({sup 87}Sr) to the mineralized zones. At Bare Mountain, samples collected from mineralized areas have {delta}{sup 87}Sr{sub t} values ranging from +3.0 to +23.0, whereas unmineralized carbonate rocks have {delta}{sup 87}Sr, values of {minus}0.6 to +2.9. In other ranges, {delta}{sup 87}Sr, values of the unmineralized carbonate rocks are even lower and virtually indistinguishable from primary marine values. This correlation of elevated {delta}{sup 87}Sr{sub t} values with mineralized zones provides a useful technique for assessing the mineral potential of the Paleozoic basement beneath Yucca Mountain, and may find broader use in mineral exploration in the Basin and Range province as a whole.

  10. DSM contracting - all that glitters is not gold

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    Harvey, R.G.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Utilities and energy services companies (ESCOs) are aggressively marketing long-term contracts for DSM savings. Although there may be no initial capital investment or out-of-pocket expense required of them, these contracts impose long-term financial and operating obligations and risks on the customer which may not be readily appreciated and may significantly affect the customer`s business. This paper discusses a number of key issues peculiar to DSM performance contracts which customers should examine carefully before signing an agreement with either an ESCO or utility. These issues include: performance contract structures; tax issues, term of the contract; measurement and verification of savings; construction issues; operating and maintenance responsibilities, and the effects of a force majeure event. One of the primary reasons businesses have not already installed new energy efficient equipment is a lack of capital. But, the increased availability of performance contracting as an alternative financing vehicle has significantly reduced this problem, bringing DSM projects within reach of a much broader range of consumers, such as medium-sized businesses, light industries, large office complexes, universities, hospitals, school districts, municipalities and other governmental bodies. ESCOs, through performance contracts, are willing to assume full responsibility for developing and financing the DSM project, looking to the customer only for a payment of a portion of the attributable {open_quotes}savings.{close_quotes} This interest in DSM programs has also been given a significant financial boost recently by the tax benefits offered to customer by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and by financial incentives offered to utilities by the Clean Air Act Amendments. In addition, some states` regulators have offered utilities additional financial incentives for meeting pre-defined demand-side management goals (and imposed penalties for the failure to meet those goals).

  11. Charge exchange in CO-oxidation with supported gold clusters

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    decisions for every manuscript. ·Graphene ·Liquid Crystals ·High Transition Temperature Superconductors

  12. HEAVY GOLD CLUSTER BEAMS production and identi cation

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . This method is based on the acceleration of the clusters to high energy (MeV) and on the measurement, after to select heavy Aun cluster beams for applications at low energy (keV) in mass spectrometry. 1. Introduction, with a multianode detector 7], the number of constituents coming out of the foil. High energy clusters, accelerated

  13. Liquid Gold: Breast Milk Banking in the United States

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    Pineau, Marisa

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    into groups like The Leaky Boob on Facebook where theywas open so I got him on the boob not thinking anything of

  14. Newest Los Alamos facility receives LEED® Gold certification

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    air-cooled chillers, thermal storage systems and variable frequency drives for compressors, fans and pumps; Energy efficient lighting for interiors, exteriors, process glove...

  15. 1. Lithographically Patterned Gold/Manganese Dioxide Core/Shell...

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    follow from these factors. 3. HIERARCHICAL ARCHITECTURES FOR ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES USING VIRAL NANOTEMPLATES Konstantinos Gerasopoulos*, Markus Gnerlich*, Sangwook...

  16. Liquid Gold: Breast Milk Banking in the United States

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    Pineau, Marisa

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of wet nurses, advances in technology, and medical practicesand welfare. Meanwhile, advances in the medical theories ofmotherhood, medical practices and beliefs, and advances in

  17. Characterization of Electrodeposited Gold and Palladium Nanowire Gratings with Optical

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    of a photo- resist pattern on a planar substrate. With the use of a simple transmission grating geometry, up of the bulk material.1-3 For example, when used as a sensor material, the high surface-to-volume ratio

  18. (Data in metric tons of gold content unless otherwise noted)

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    %; electrical and electronics, 9%; dental and other, 22%. Salient Statistics--United States: 2006 2007 2008 2009,630 9,700 Net import reliance 6 as a percentage of apparent consumption E E E E 33 Recycling: In 2010­09): 2 Canada, 31%; Mexico, 30%; Peru, 13%; Chile, 8%; and other, 18%. Tariff: Most imports of unwrought

  19. (Data in metric tons of gold content unless otherwise noted)

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    %; dental, 10%; electrical and electronics, 7%; and other, 29%. Salient Statistics--United States: 2007 2008,560 9,630 10,200 10,300 Net import reliance 6 as a percentage of apparent consumption E E E 40 36 Sources (2007­10): 2 Mexico, 49%; Canada, 25%; Colombia, 8%; Peru, 5%; and other, 13%. Tariff: Most

  20. (Data in metric tons of gold content unless otherwise noted)

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    %; dental, 12%; electrical and electronics, 5%; and other, 17%. Salient Statistics--United States: 2008 2009 9,560 9,650 10,300 11,200 12,000 Net import reliance 6 as a percentage of apparent consumption E E consumption. Import Sources (2008­11): 2 Mexico, 57%; Canada, 20%; Colombia, 9%; Peru, 3%; and other, 11

  1. Gold Hydride Complexes DOI: 10.1002/anie.200803842

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    Müller, Peter

    was confirmed through the preparation of the corresponding deuteride complex by reaction of [(IPr)AuCl] with Li

  2. Going for Gold The Tercero Housing II project

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    Schladow, S. Geoffrey

    California Title 24 building code standards by 32%, savings expected of $31,000 per year. Roof top solar. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification system provides a benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high- performance green buildings. LEED was developed by the U. S

  3. Designing for Sustainability: Houston DOW Center LEED Gold

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    McCall, H.; McVey, K.; Rash, A.

    ? Provided resources and funded the project ? Actively supported decision to move into a LEED certified building Driving Energy Efficiency at Dow Designing for Sustainability Houston Dow Center Front-end Loading: ? Support and goals were clearly stated... reporting units: kBTU/gross square foot Converted to carbon dioxide emissions ? Water Also converted to carbon dioxide emissions ? Statistics were made public to employees through the company intranet Driving Energy Efficiency at Dow Energy...

  4. Preparation of homogeneous gold-silver alloy nanoparticles using...

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    ratios of Au-Ag-HASF samples are higher than 80%. These series of nanoparticles were applied for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol in the presence of NaBH4. As the Au content was...

  5. Surface Science Letters Scanning tunneling microscopy of gold clusters on

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    Goodman, Wayne

    ; Catalysis There are many fundamental and applied reasons for studying the stability of deposited junctions and active elements. In catalysis, deactivation of the active metal component is di- rectly

  6. Strain mapping on gold thin film buckling and siliconblistering

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    Goudeau, P.; Tamura, N.; Parry, G.; Colin, J.; Coupeau, C.; Cleymand, F.; Padmore, H.

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stress/Strain fields associated with thin film buckling induced by compressive stresses or blistering due to the presence of gas bubbles underneath single crystal surfaces are difficult to measure owing to the microscale dimensions of these structures. In this work, we show that micro Scanning X-ray diffraction is a well suited technique for mapping the strain/stress tensor of these damaged structures.

  7. Comparison of different segmentation approaches without using gold standard.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , are with ESME-Sudria, Laboratoire PRIAM, Ivry-sur-Seine, France. I. Buvat is with CNRS UMR 8165, Universit

  8. artisanal gold shops: Topics by E-print Network

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    Millikelvin Lab OP105-112 Machine Shop OP132 Resistive Magnet Shop CICC Winding Area Transformers winding area and most of our resistive magnets, including the "45 T Hybrid"...

  9. The New Gold Standard: Environmental Management Introduces the...

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    Office of Environmental Management What is LEED? LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system that rates buildings on criteria such as energy...

  10. Table of Contents Extension Calendar Wins Gold 1

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    Jawitz, James W.

    . Mini-Grant Exp. 3 Master Gardener Lends a Hand 3 to Firefighters Partners for Prosperity 4 Working ­ dddilger@ufl.edu). An estimated 75% of game fish and 90% of the commercial species in south Florida depend

  11. african gold mines: Topics by E-print Network

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    operations. These studies included development of a three-dimensional model to simulate heat and densitycoupled Joanna Moreno; Joanna Moreno; Peter Sinton; Richard Vogwill 6...

  12. african gold miners: Topics by E-print Network

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    the outline of the country's geology and its mineral deposits. Mali, its geology and mineral resources Country summary Mali, located in West Africa, has a land area of 24 000...

  13. artisanal gold mining: Topics by E-print Network

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    by the outline of the country's geology and its mineral deposits. Mali, its geology and mineral resources Country summary Mali, located in West Africa, has a land area of 24...

  14. ailaoshan gold belt: Topics by E-print Network

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    has a large-scale dipole character, which maps into the bipolar field in the solar wind. Using standard representations of the coronal field, we show that high-energy ions can...

  15. Stimuli-Responsive Liposome Fusion Mediated by Gold Nanoparticles

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    Zhang, Liangfang

    nanocarrier.11 14 One extensively used approach is to coat the liposome sur- face with a "stealth" material

  16. Coverage Dependent Charge Reduction of Cationic Gold Clusters...

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    charged cationic cluster species (Au11L53+, mz 1409, L 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane) which was delivered to the surfaces of four different self-assembled monolayers...

  17. Secondary ion emission from single massive gold cluster impacts

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    Hager, George Joseph

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    massive projectile impacts. Secondary ion yield enhancements, resulting from use of the multi-anode detector, are reported along with secondary ion distributions for organic and inorganic targets. Au-adduct ions have been observed in mass spectra resulting...

  18. World's largest single crystal of gold verified by Los Alamos...

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    cancer, anemia gleaned from ribosome research Complex systems influence melting of Greenland ice sheet Related Articles All Stories Secure computing for the 'Everyman' goes to...

  19. World's largest single crystal of gold verified at Los Alamos

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    on HIPPO," Vogel said. HIPPO handles a wide range of materials including rocks, battery materials, alloys, and nuclear fuel mock-ups. History of Rakovan and the Lujan...

  20. Evaluation of Methods to Predict Reactivity of Gold Nanoparticles...

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    relationship to the concept of frontier molecular orbital theory. The d-band theory of Hammer and Nørskov is perhaps the most widely used predictor of reactivity on metallic...

  1. GOLD Mine: A new Galaxy Database on the WEB

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    G. Gavazzi; A. Boselli; A. Donati; P. Franzetti; M. Scodeggio

    2003-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The galaxy database "GOLDmine" (http://goldmine.mib.infn.it/) has been significantly updated (Sept/1/2003) The new features include: a) Sample extension:the GOLDmine sample has been extended from the original Virgo cluster + Coma supercluster regions to include the clusters: A262, Cancer, A2147, A2151, A2197, A2199. 382 galaxies from the GCGC (with m_p<15.7) have been added in these regions. b) New query keys: 1) query by near position (and near name). 2) query by available images. c) Routinary image update: 1) 59 (B). 72 (V) and 70 (H_alpha) new frames from observations carried on by the GOLDmine team in spring 2003. 2) 157 new optical (drift-scan) spectra from observations carried on by the GOLDmine team in 2002-2003. 3) 225 B frames of VCC galaxies taken with the INT (kindly provided by S. Sabatini). 4) 56 B frames of galaxies in A1367 taken with the CFHT (kindly provided by M. Treyer). 5) 20 (H), 32 (K) band frames of bright Virgo members (from 2MASS). The new numbers in GOLDmine are: 3649 galaxies, 706 V-band frames, 858 B-band frames, 385 H_alpha frames (NET), 385 H_alpha frames (OFF-band), 1241 H-band frames, 114 K-band frames, 323 Spectra All frames are available in FITS (and jpg) format.

  2. Gel Electrophoresis of Gold-DNA Nano-Conjugates

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    Pellegrino, T.; Sperling, R.A.; Alivisatos, A.P.; Parak, W.J.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    R. A. Sperling 1,# , A. P. Alivisatos 2 , W. J. Parak 1,2,*materials {Mirkin, 1996 #3440; Alivisatos, 1996 #3342}. DNA-

  3. Gold Nanoparticle-Based Sensing of "Spectroscopically Silent" Heavy Metal

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    to ultrasen- sitive detection has been described by Alivisatos and co- workers.2 They retain the fluorescence

  4. (Data in metric tons1 of gold content, unless noted)

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    of Defense administers a Government-wide secondary precious metals recovery program. Events, Trends Refinery: Primary 225 284 243 241 240 Secondary 153 163 152 148 150 Imports2 154 159 144 114 115 Exports2

  5. Control of the interparticle spacing in gold nanoparticle superlattices

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    MARTIN,JAMES E.; WILCOXON,JESS P.; ODINEK,JUDY G.; PROVENCIO,PAULA P.

    2000-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors have investigated the formation of 2-D and 3-D superlattices of Au nanoclusters synthesized in nonionic inverse micelles, and capped with alkyl thiol ligands, with alkane chains ranging from C{sub 6} to C1{sub 18}. The thiols are found to play a significant role in the ripening of these nanoclusters, and in the formation of superlattices. Image processing techniques were developed to reliably extract from transmission electron micrographs (TEMs) the particle size distribution, and information about the superlattice domains and their boundaries. The latter permits one to compute the intradomain vector pair correlation function, from which one can accurately determine the lattice spacing and the coherent domain size. From these data the gap between the particles in the coherent domains can be determined as a function of the thiol chain length. It is found that as the thiol chain length increases, the nanoclusters become more polydisperse and larger, and the gaps between particles within superlattice domains increases. Annealing studies at elevated temperatures confirm nanocluster ripening. Finally, the effect of the particle gaps on physical properties is illustrated by computing the effective dielectric constant, and it is shown that the gap size now accessible in superlattices is rather large for dielectric applications.

  6. atomic gold junction: Topics by E-print Network

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    atoms with opposite persistent currents. This system is closely analogous to the superconducting flux qubit. Single qubit quantum logic gates are performed by modulating the...

  7. Two-dimensional nanohybridization of gold nanorods and polystyrene colloids

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    Rogers, John A.

    nanostructures templated onto monolayered col- loid thin films. These hybrid nanocomposite materials have hybrid nanomaterials. The process is demonstrated using 0D polystyrene colloids and 1D Au nanorods-blocks are crucial parameters that determine the dominant rod-colloid hybrid nanoarrays that are obtained. Plasmon

  8. atomic gold wires: Topics by E-print Network

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    of the atomic and solid-state systems. This is achieved by capacitively coupling a superconduct- ing wire van der Wal, Caspar H. 232 Efficient Wire Formats for High Performance...

  9. Hanford Treatment Facility Achieves First Gold Ranking for Sustainable

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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 1,006 492 742 33Frequently20,000 RussianBy: Thomas P. D'Agostino,GlenLearning andDesign in EM Complex: New

  10. Newest Los Alamos facility receives LEED® Gold certification

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  11. Gold Hill, Colorado: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  13. Polyaniline-Supported Atomic Gold Electrodes: Comparison with...

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    PANI coated platinum electrodes by testing electrochemical oxidation of n-propanol and iso-propanol. This study allowed us to separate the behavior dominated by that of...

  14. artisanal gold miners: Topics by E-print Network

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    Foreign investment: Coal 45 1 Oil 4.7 6 Industrial minerals: Cement 42 1 Fluorspar 55 1 Rare earths 85 1 Metals: Aluminum 370 Mineral-filled polypropylene: Improvement of scratch...

  15. Directed assembly of discrete gold nanoparticle groupings usingbranched DNA scaffolds

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    Claridge, Shelley A.; Goh, Sarah L.; Frechet, Jean M.J.; Williams, Shara C.; Micheel, Christine M.; Alivisatos, A. Paul

    2004-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The concept of self-assembled dendrimers is explored for the creation of discrete nanoparticle assemblies. Hybridization of branched DNA trimers and nanoparticle-DNA conjugates results in the synthesis of nanoparticle trimer and tetramer complexes. Multiple tetramer architectures are investigated, utilizing Au-DNA conjugates with varying secondary structural motifs. Hybridization products are analyzed by gel electrophoresis, and discrete bands are observed corresponding to structures with increasing numbers of hybridization events. Samples extracted from each band are analyzed by transmission electron microscopy, and statistics compiled from micrographs are used to compare assembly characteristics for each architecture. Asymmetric structures are also produced in which both 5 and 10 nm Au particles are assembled on branched scaffolds.

  16. air pollutants gold: Topics by E-print Network

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    16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Environmental Pollution Air Pollution Dispersion Practical Air Pollution Dispersion Geosciences Websites Summary:...

  17. Thursday, September 4, 2014 Gold Room--University Club

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    Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

    that position he has led the economic policy of President Evo Morales. He has played a central role of Finance of Argentina, Brazil, Vene- zuela and Paraguay--creation of the Bank of the South. Previously he

  18. Federal Electronics Challenge Gold Award | Department of Energy

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  19. Fresh Air That's as Good as Gold | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed off Energy.gov. Are you sure you want toworldPowerHome| Department ofForms Forms EngravingFresh Air

  20. Going for the Gold (Computer) | Department of Energy

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