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Scientists Assess Damage Caused by Earthquake near Amchitka  

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

Contractor scientists for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) traveled to the Amchitka, Alaska, Site in late August to assess the damage caused by a recent earthquake....

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Increase in crop damage caused by wild boar (Sus scrofa L.)  

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Increase in crop damage caused by wild boar (Sus scrofa L.): the "refuge effect /Published online: 14 October 2011 Abstract The occurrence of crop damage by wild boars raised dramatically, including hunting, can play a relevant role in causing crop damage. We studied a Mediterranean area

Boyer, Edmond

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Assessment of Building Damage Hazard Caused by Earthquake: Integration of FNN and GIS  

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Abstract The objective of this research is to develop an integrated system that implements FNN and GIS to evaluate the building damage hazard caused by earthquake and to calculate the economic losses of damage. This research comprises of four steps which is the development of building damage hazard zones, the development of building database, the assessment of building damage hazard and the impact of economic losses in of damage. The result of the analysis showed that more than 97 percent of the functions of buildings in research location is a low hazard of building damage, where residential/commercial type and educational/religious facilities majority is in moderate to high hazard zone of building damage. The direct economic loss due to building damages caused by earthquake in Banda Aceh city Indonesia is estimated around 1,518,831,150,000 in Indonesia rupiah (168,759,016 in US Dollars).

E. Irwansyah; Sri Hartati

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of incident databases for cause and consequence analysis and national estimates  

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stored in existing databases can lead to useful conclusions and reduction of chemical incidents and consequences of incidents. An incident database is a knowledge based system that can give an insight to the situation which led to an incident. Effective...

Obidullah, A.S.M.

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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It seems size does matter in the brain. Even the smallest stroke can cause widespread damage.  

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Health It seems size does matter in the brain. Even the smallest stroke can cause widespread damage by blocking blood vessels called arterioles, stopping blood from reaching capillaries deeper in the brain the blockage. Block several and you can knock out entire brain regions as the damage travels even in areas

Kleinfeld, David

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Physiological Responses of the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon “Pyrococcus abyssi” to DNA Damage Caused by Ionizing Radiation  

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...Damage Caused by Ionizing Radiation Edmond Jolivet 1 Corresponding...Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan The mechanisms by which...temperature and/or ionizing radiation. The hyperthermophilic...Matsunaga thanks the Japan Society for the Promotion...resistant to ionizing radiation? Trends Microbiol...

Edmond Jolivet; Fujihiko Matsunaga; Yoshizumi Ishino; Patrick Forterre; Daniel Prieur; Hannu Myllykallio

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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38Name ________________________________ Solar Proton Events can cause satellite damage and produce harmful radiation  

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the solar panels 10% larger to they produce 4900 watts at launch. By the end of 2004, the power will have. the sun lets loose with a powerful burst of energy similar to a solar flare, but potentially far more38Name ________________________________ Solar Proton Events can cause satellite damage and produce

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ANALYSIS OF DAMAGE TO WASTE PACKAGES CAUSED BY SEISMIC EVENTS DURING POST-CLOSURE  

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This paper presents methodology and results of an analysis of damage due to seismic ground motion for waste packages emplaced in a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. A series of three-dimensional rigid body kinematic simulations of waste packages, pallets, and drip shields subjected to seismic ground motions was performed. The simulations included strings of several waste packages and were used to characterize the number, location, and velocity of impacts that occur during seismic ground motion. Impacts were categorized as either waste package-to-waste package (WP-WP) or waste package-to-pallet (WP-P). In addition, a series of simulations was performed for WP-WP and WP-P impacts using a detailed representation of a single waste package. The detailed simulations were used to determine the amount of damage from individual impacts, and to form a damage catalog, indexed according to the type, angle, location and force/velocity of the impact. Finally, the results from the two analyses were combined to estimate the total damage to a waste package that may occur during an episode of seismic ground motion. This study addressed two waste package types, four levels of peak ground velocity (PGV), and 17 ground motions at each PGV. Selected aspects of waste package degradation, such as effective wall thickness and condition of the internals, were also considered. As expected, increasing the PGV level of the vibratory ground motion increases the damage to the waste packages. Results show that most of the damage is caused by WP-P impacts. TAD-bearing waste packages with intact internals are highly resistant to damage, even at a PGV of 4.07 m/s, which is the highest level analyzed.

Alves, S W; Blair, S C; Carlson, S R; Gerhard, M; Buscheck, T A

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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QTL analysis for resistance to foliar damage caused by Thrips tabaci and Frankliniella schultzei (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) feeding in cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.  

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and southern Africa (Saidi et al. 2007), damage caused byJ Hum Genet 77:318–326. doi: Saidi M, Ngouajio M, Itulya FM,

Muchero, Wellington; Ehlers, Jeffrey D.; Roberts, Philip A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The classification, recording, databasing and use of information about building damage caused by subsidence and landslides  

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...compressive damage, severe buckling and bulging of the roof and...bent greatly. Underground pipelines completely out of service 2500-5000...Spalling of concrete cover; buckling of reinforced rods 4: very...db.riskwaters.com/global/probroke/ jan07.pdf...

A.H. Cooper

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Physiological Responses of the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon “Pyrococcus abyssi” to DNA Damage Caused by Ionizing Radiation  

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...before and after radiation and was in good...performed at a sublethal dose of 2,000 Gy to...our preliminary estimation reveals that 0...been observed for radiation-resistant Chroococcidiopsis...caused by ionizing radiation. | The mechanisms...furiosus, survive high doses of ionizing gamma...

Edmond Jolivet; Fujihiko Matsunaga; Yoshizumi Ishino; Patrick Forterre; Daniel Prieur; Hannu Myllykallio

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SP 800-61 Rev. 1. Computer Security Incident Handling Guide  

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Computer security incident response has become an important component of information technology (IT) programs. Security-related threats have become not only more numerous and diverse but also more damaging and disruptive. An incident response capability ... Keywords: Computer security incident, incident handling, incident response, threats, vulnerabilities

Karen A. Scarfone; Timothy Grance; Kelly Masone

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of ?-irradiation on antioxidant capacity of mango (Mangifera indica L.) wine from eight Indian cultivars and the protection of mango wine against DNA damage caused by irradiation  

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Abstract The present study aims to evaluate the effect of gamma-irradiation on the total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), antioxidant and radioprotective properties of the mango wine. ?-Irradiation resulted in an increase in TPC and TFC in a dose dependent manner and their concentrations were in the range of 226.8–555.3 mg/L and 68.6–165.1 mg/L, respectively, in 3 kGy irradiated wine samples. There was a significant increase in the concentration of certain polyphenolic compounds with the exception of ellagic acid, which was unaltered and a significant decrease in the ferulic and synapic acids as measured by HPLC. Treatment with ?-irradiation resulted in overall reduction in microbial loads; further, no microbe was detected with a dose of 3 kGy in all wine samples, indicating improvement in the quality of mango wine. The DPPH radical scavenging activity of mango wine varied from 97.14 (Sindhura) to 83.64% (Mulgoa) and the DMPD scavenging capacity varied from 95.27 (Banginapalli) to 77.8% (Mulgoa) at 100 ?L and 3 kGy dose. However, the FRAP activity of mango wine varied from 33.96 (Sindhura) to 27.38 mM/L (Mulgoa), and the NO scavenging capacity from 88.2 (Banginapalli) to 74.44% (Mulgoa) at 500 ?L and 3 kGy dose. These scavenging activities were significantly increased with the irradiation dose and also with concentration. Mango wine was also demonstrated to protect DNA against UV + H2O2 and ?-irradiation (500 Gy) induced DNA damage, confirming its protective actions in vitro and thus could be a valuable source of antioxidants.

Naresh Kondapalli; Varakumar Sadineni; Prasad Shekhar Variyar; Arun Sharma; Vijaya Sarathi Reddy Obulam

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incidents of Security Concern  

SciTech Connect

This presentation addresses incidents of security concern and an incident program for addressing them. It addresses the phases of an inquiry, and it divides incidents into categories based on severity and interest types based on whether security, management, or procedural interests are involved. A few scenarios are then analyzed according to these breakdowns.

Atencio, Julian J.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-damage high-throughput grazing-angle sputter deposition on graphene  

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Despite the prevalence of sputter deposition in the microelectronics industry, it has seen very limited applications for graphene electronics. In this letter, we report systematic investigation of the sputtering induced damages in graphene and identify the energetic sputtering gas neutrals as the primary cause of graphene disorder. We further demonstrate a grazing-incidence sputtering configuration that strongly suppresses fast neutral bombardment and retains graphene structure integrity, creating considerably lower damage than electron-beam evaporation. Such sputtering technique yields fully covered, smooth thin dielectric films, highlighting its potential for contact metals, gate oxides, and tunnel barriers fabrication in graphene device applications.

Chen, C.-T.; Gajek, M.; Raoux, S. [IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (United States); Casu, E. A. [IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (United States); Politecnico di Torino, Turin 10129 (Italy)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cancer incidence in areas with elevated levels of natural radiation  

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It has been reported that on reaching a certain level of cell damage the production of repair enzymes is triggered which decreases the chromosome aberrations. If this happens, prolonged exposure to high levels of natural radiation in areas with elevated levels of background radiation could decrease the frequency of chromosome aberrations. Recent epidemiological studies indicated that there is an increased risk of cancer in healthy individuals with high levels of chromosomal aberrations. Studies performed in Nordic countries as well as Italy, showed that increased levels of chromosome aberrations in lymphocytes can be used to predict cancer risk in humans. One may conclude that a dose of ionising radiation sufficient to produce a certain level of cell damage increases production of antioxidants and repair enzymes that decrease either the frequency of chromosome aberrations or the cancer risk. People in some areas of Ramsar, a city in northern Iran, receive an annual radiation dose from background radiation that is more than five times higher than the 20 mSv. Yr-1 that is permitted for radiation workers. Inhabitants of Ramsar have lived for many generations in these high background areas. If an annual radiation dose of a few hundred mSv is detrimental to health, causing genetic abnormalities or an increased risk of cancer, it should be evident in these people. The absorbed dose rate in some high background radiation areas of Ramsar is approximately 55-200 times higher than that of the average global dose rate. It has been reported that 3â??8% of all cancers are caused by current levels of ionising radiation. If this estimation were true, all the inhabitants of such an area with extraordinary elevated levels of natural radiation would have died of cancer. Our cytogenetic studies show no significant differences between people in the high background area compared to people in normal background areas. As there was no increased level of chromosome aberrations, it may be predicted that the cancer incidence is not higher than in the neighbouring areas with a normal background radiation level. Although there is not yet solid epidemiological information, most local physicians in Ramsar report anecdotally that there is no increase in the incidence rates of cancer or leukemia in their area. There are no data to indicate a significant increase of cancer incidence in other high background radiation areas (HBRAs). Furthermore, several studies show a significant decrease of cancer death rates in areas with high backgrounds. It can be concluded that prolonged exposure to high levels of natural radiation possibly triggers processes such as the production of antioxidants and repair enzymes, which decreases the frequency of chromosome aberrations and the cancer incidence rate.

S.M.J. Mortazavi; M. Ghiassi-Nejad; P.A. Karam; T. Ikushima; A. Niroomand-Rad; J.R. Cameron

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing United States hurricane damage under different environmental conditions  

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Hurricane activity between 1979 and 2011 was studied to determine damage statistics under different environmental conditions. Hurricanes cause billions of dollars of damage every year in the United States, but damage ...

Maheras, Anastasia Francis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Incident Response Procedure  

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Information Incident Response Procedure Authority The Information Incident Response Procedure (IIRP) is authorized under the UWM Information Security Policy S59; section III-D (http://www4.uwm Information Security Office, and UWM Internal Audit. This document will be reviewed and updated annually

Saldin, Dilano

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Pathogenic Mechanisms in Ischemic Damage: A Computational Study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Pathogenic Mechanisms in Ischemic Damage: A Computational Study Eytan Ruppin and Elad Ofer Depts of ischemic tissue damage during acute stroke. Two prime pathogenic mechanisms, cor- tical spreading the patterns of damage that arise if damage is caused by either mechanism are generated. These damaged tissue

Ruppin, Eytan

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BDS thin film damage competition  

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A laser damage competition was held at the 2008 Boulder Damage Symposium in order to determine the current status of thin film laser resistance within the private, academic, and government sectors. This damage competition allows a direct comparison of the current state-of-the-art of high laser resistance coatings since they are all tested using the same damage test setup and the same protocol. A normal incidence high reflector multilayer coating was selected at a wavelength of 1064 nm. The substrates were provided by the submitters. A double blind test assured sample and submitter anonymity so only a summary of the results are presented here. In addition to the laser resistance results, details of deposition processes, coating materials, and layer count will also be shared.

Stolz, C J; Thomas, M D; Griffin, A J

2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Incidents of Security Concern  

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

NOT MEASUREMENT NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1210-2012 September 2012 DOE STANDARD Incidents of Security Concern U.S. Department of Energy AREA SANS Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1210-2012 INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1210-2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS PARAGRAPH PAGE FOREWORD ................................................................................................................................ IV INCIDENTS OF SECURITY CONCERN......................................................................................1 1. SCOPE ....................................................................................................................................1 2. PURPOSE...............................................................................................................................1

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Incidents of Security Concern  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

Sets forth requirements for the DOE Incidents of Security Concern Program, including timely identification and notification of, response to, inquiry into, reporting of, and closure actions for incidents of security concern. Cancels Chapter VII of DOE O 470.1; DOE N 471.3; and Chapter IV of DOE M 471.2-1B (Note: Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Chapter III remain in effect.) Canceled by DOE O 470.4.

2004-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Cambium Damage  

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Cambium Damage Cambium Damage Name: Jamie Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: If the bark from the lower part of trees (elm trees) is almost completly removed (in this case by animals)to a height of about 8ft, is it possible that the trees will still live? What can be done to help the trees? Replies: If the tree has been girdled, that is, the bark and cambium layer beneath it, has been removed completely around the tree, then it will die. If there is any portion of the bark remaining it may live, but if that remaining is small it probably will die fairly soon due to general decline. If the cambium layer has not been destroyed it may recover, but once the bark is stripped away it is most likely doomed because of the likelihood of invasion by fungi, insects, etc. A local forester or landscaper might be able to offer more help if they see it.

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Damage analysis in asphalt concrete mixtures based on parameter relationships  

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Asphalt pavements experience damage due to traffic loading under various environmental conditions. Damage can be caused by viscopl microcracks, fracture due to fatigue cracking, or fracture due to thermal cracking. Asphalt pavements have...

Song, Injun

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying causes of mechanical defects and critical control points in fruit supply chains: an overview of a banana supply chain  

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The issue of food losses is of high importance in the efforts to combat hunger, raise income and improve food security in many developing countries. Therefore, there is need to minimise food losses in agri-food supply chains. This study was conducted with the aim to identify causes of mechanical defects in banana fruit supply chain in Zimbabwe and to also establish critical control points at which incidence of the mechanical fruit defects can be minimised in the chain. Data was gathered through interviews and participatory observation. Most of the causes of mechanical defects were found to be due to poor handling at the different stages in the chain. Propping, maturity at harvest, handling during harvesting and packing, and control of temperature and relative humidity during fruit ripening were established as critical control points at which incidence of mechanical damage can be minimised.

Lesley Macheka; Ruth Tambudzai Ngadze; Faith Angeline Manditsera; Juliet Mubaiwa; Robert Musundire

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incident Management | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

systems report cyber security incidents to JC3. JC3 Bulletins are distributed to the DOE community to notify sites of computer security vulnerabilities and recommended actions....

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Thin Film Femtosecond Laser Damage Competition  

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In order to determine the current status of thin film laser resistance within the private, academic, and government sectors, a damage competition was started at the 2008 Boulder Damage Symposium. This damage competition allows a direct comparison of the current state of the art of high laser resistance coatings since they are tested using the same damage test setup and the same protocol. In 2009 a high reflector coating was selected at a wavelength of 786 nm at normal incidence at a pulse length of 180 femtoseconds. A double blind test assured sample and submitter anonymity so only a summary of the results are presented here. In addition to the laser resistance results, details of deposition processes, coating materials and layer count, and spectral results will also be shared.

Stolz, C J; Ristau, D; Turowski, M; Blaschke, H

2009-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Incident Response Planning for Selected Livestock Shows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

was interviewed, and then data were transcribed and categorized to consensus. Nine themes arose including: background information, challenges, communication, example incidents, executing incident response, incident response planning, incident response training...

Tomascik, Chelsea Roxanne

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Reporting Incidents Of Security Concern  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To enhance the Department of Energy (DOE) Incidents of Security Concern Reporting Program through more consistent reporting, better information tracking, and interactive coordination. DOE N 251.54, dated 07/08/03, extends this directive until 07/08/04. Cancels Deputy Secretary Glauthier memorandum, subject: Reporting Security Incidents, dated 9-7-99.

2001-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyber Security Incident Management Manual  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The manual establishes minimum requirements for a structured cyber security incident detection and management process for detecting, identifying, categorizing, containing, reporting, and mitigating cyber security incidents involving DOE information and information systems operated by DOE or by contractors on behalf of the Department. No cancellations. Admin Chg 1 dated 9-1-09.

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyber Security Incident Management Manual  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The manual establishes minimum requirements for a structured cyber security incident detection and management process for detecting, identifying, categorizing, containing, reporting, and mitigating cyber security incidents involving DOE information and information systems operated by DOE or by contractors on behalf of the Department. No cancellations.

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 17 - Expenditure Incidence and Economy-Wide Incidence Studies  

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Abstract Chapter 17 has two distinct sets of topics. The first part offers an analysis of expenditure incidence that covers the incidence of transfer payments, decreasing cost services, and nonexclusive goods. The second part discusses economy-wide incidence studies. Highlighted are the Pechman and Okner sources and uses approach to tax incidence, computable general equilibrium models (briefly), the Auerbach and Kotlikoff analysis of tax incidence in a dynamic setting using an OLG model, and the Fullerton and Rodgers model of lifetime tax incidence. The Appendix to Chapter 17 on tax reform considers four broad-based tax reform proposals that are common in the economics literature, bringing together some theoretical results from previous chapters and then turning to other issues that are not discussed elsewhere in the text. These include whether income from capital should be taxed, Michael Kremer's call for aged-based marginal tax rates, and the general problem of commitment or time-inconsistency in second-best analysis with imperfect information.

Richard W. Tresch

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computerized Accident Incident Reporting System  

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

The Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System is a database used to collect and analyze DOE and DOE contractor reports of injuries, illnesses, and other accidents that occur during DOE...

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Cyber Security Incident Management Manual  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The manual establishes minimum requirements for a structured cyber security incident detection and management process for detecting, identifying, categorizing, containing, reporting, and mitigating cyber security incidents involving DOE information and information systems operated by DOE or by contractors on behalf of the Department. Admin Chg 1 dated 9-1-09; Admin Chg 2 dated 12-22-09. Canceled by DOE O 205.1B.

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyber Incidents Involving Control Systems  

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The Analysis Function of the US-CERT Control Systems Security Center (CSSC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has prepared this report to document cyber security incidents for use by the CSSC. The description and analysis of incidents reported herein support three CSSC tasks: establishing a business case; increasing security awareness and private and corporate participation related to enhanced cyber security of control systems; and providing informational material to support model development and prioritize activities for CSSC. The stated mission of CSSC is to reduce vulnerability of critical infrastructure to cyber attack on control systems. As stated in the Incident Management Tool Requirements (August 2005) ''Vulnerability reduction is promoted by risk analysis that tracks actual risk, emphasizes high risk, determines risk reduction as a function of countermeasures, tracks increase of risk due to external influence, and measures success of the vulnerability reduction program''. Process control and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, with their reliance on proprietary networks and hardware, have long been considered immune to the network attacks that have wreaked so much havoc on corporate information systems. New research indicates this confidence is misplaced--the move to open standards such as Ethernet, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, and Web technologies is allowing hackers to take advantage of the control industry's unawareness. Much of the available information about cyber incidents represents a characterization as opposed to an analysis of events. The lack of good analyses reflects an overall weakness in reporting requirements as well as the fact that to date there have been very few serious cyber attacks on control systems. Most companies prefer not to share cyber attack incident data because of potential financial repercussions. Uniform reporting requirements will do much to make this information available to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and others who require it. This report summarizes the rise in frequency of cyber attacks, describes the perpetrators, and identifies the means of attack. This type of analysis, when used in conjunction with vulnerability analyses, can be used to support a proactive approach to prevent cyber attacks. CSSC will use this document to evolve a standardized approach to incident reporting and analysis. This document will be updated as needed to record additional event analyses and insights regarding incident reporting. This report represents 120 cyber security incidents documented in a number of sources, including: the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Industrial Security Incident Database, the 2003 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, the KEMA, Inc., Database, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Energy Incident Database, the INL Cyber Incident Database, and other open-source data. The National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) database was also interrogated but, interestingly, failed to yield any cyber attack incidents. The results of this evaluation indicate that historical evidence provides insight into control system related incidents or failures; however, that the limited available information provides little support to future risk estimates. The documented case history shows that activity has increased significantly since 1988. The majority of incidents come from the Internet by way of opportunistic viruses, Trojans, and worms, but a surprisingly large number are directed acts of sabotage. A substantial number of confirmed, unconfirmed, and potential events that directly or potentially impact control systems worldwide are also identified. Twelve selected cyber incidents are presented at the end of this report as examples of the documented case studies (see Appendix B).

Robert J. Turk

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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One step closer to the efficient management of speed-related rail incidents  

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This paper aims to shed light on frequent and recurring rail-related excess speed incidents observed in the largest railway company in Paris, France, the RATP. Based on internal examples in the RATP transportation rail system, we will identify, by means of a return-on experience method, the main causes behind these incidents. The causes may be of a diverse nature and, if identified, can facilitate the analysis of each speed-related incident. This study, therefore, aims to demonstrate how to better address and efficiently manage such incidents with a view to revealing the dysfunctional elements within the system, deal with them efficiently and, thus, reduce their frequency and scale.

Cheila Duarte Colardelle; Jacques Valancogne; Stephanie Fond

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hurricane Surge Flooding Damage Assessment and Web-Based Game Development to Support K12 Education for Understanding Climate Change Impact on Hurricane Surge Flooding Damage  

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Hurricane surge floods have caused devastating damage along coastal areas all over the world. Yet many recent studies have shown that global warming could increase the hurricane flooding damage by hurricane intensification and sea level rise. Hence...

Hsu, Chih-Hung

2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser damage testing of small optics for the National Ignition Facility  

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A damage test procedure was established for optical components that have large incident beam footprints. The procedure was applied on coated samples for a high powered 1053 nm, 3-ns...

Chow, Robert; Runkel, Mike; Taylor, John R

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Laser damage testing of small optics for the National Ignition Facility  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A damage test procedure was established for optical components that have large incident beam footprints. The procedure was applied on coated samples for a high-powered 1053-nm, 3-ns...

Chow, Robert; Runkel, Mike; Taylor, John R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL responds to radiological incident  

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LANL responds to radiological incident LANL responds to radiological incident LANL responds to radiological incident Multiple tests indicate no health risks to public or employees. August 27, 2012 Aerial view of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center(LANSCE). Aerial view of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). The contamination poses no danger to the public. The Laboratory is investigating the inadvertent spread of Technetium 99 by employees and contractors at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center August 27, 2012-The Laboratory is investigating the inadvertent spread of Technetium 99 by employees and contractors at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), a multidisciplinary accelerator facility used for both civilian and national security research. The Laboratory has determined that about a dozen people

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Specific grinding energy causing thermal damage in precision gear steels  

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Materials, Annals of the CIRP 48 (1) (1999) 251- 254. 21. O. Desa, S. Bahadur, The Effect of Lubricants in Single Point Scratching and Abrasive Machining of Alumina and Silicon Nitride, Wear 251 (2001) 1085- 1093. 22. M. J. Jackson, B. Mills, Material...

Hatathodi, Srinivas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the damage to membranes caused by bacterial cytolysins  

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......film is recommended for negative staining in com- bination with an ESI microscope, instead of a carbon film with a micro-grid, because of the wide area that can be monitored. A fresh ultrathin cryo-section, mounted on a plastic supporting......

Kachiko Sekiya; Yutaka Futaesaku

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyber Security Incidents, Information Technology Division, ITD  

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Reporting Computing Security Incidents Reporting Computing Security Incidents Incident Reporting Hotline: 631-344-8484 Security Incidents A computer security incident can range from a simple virus to the disclosure of sensitive information. Incidents can be minor, important, or significant. Incidents that must be reported include computer or network related activity, internal or external to the Laboratory, that may impact the Laboratory's mission. Examples of such activities include: the possibility of: loss of data; denial of services; compromise of computer security; unauthorized access to data that the Laboratory is required to control by law, regulation, or DOE orders; investigative activity by legal, law enforcement, bureaucratic, or political authorities; or a public relations embarrassment.

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Guest Editorial: Laser Damage  

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Laser damage of optical materials, first reported in 1964, continues to limit the output energy and power of pulsed and continuous-wave laser systems. In spite of some 48 years of research in this area, interest from the international laser community to laser damage issues remains at a very high level and does not show any sign of decreasing. Moreover, it grows with the development of novel laser systems, for example, ultrafast and short-wavelength lasers that involve new damage effects and specific mechanisms not studied before. This interest is evident from the high level of attendance and presentations at the annual SPIE Laser Damage Symposium (aka, Boulder Damage Symposium) that has been held in Boulder, Colorado, since 1969. This special section of Optical Engineering is the first one devoted to the entire field of laser damage rather than to a specific part. It is prepared in response to growing interest from the international laser-damage community. Some papers in this special section were presented at the Laser Damage Symposium; others were submitted in response to the general call for papers for this special section. The 18 papers compiled into this special section represent many sides of the broad field of laser-damage research. They consider theoretical studies of the fundamental mechanisms of laser damage including laser-driven electron dynamics in solids (O. Brenk and B. Rethfeld; A. Nikiforov, A. Epifanov, and S. Garnov; T. Apostolova et al.), modeling of propagation effects for ultrashort high-intensity laser pulses (J. Gulley), an overview of mechanisms of inclusion-induced damage (M. Koldunov and A. Manenkov), the formation of specific periodic ripples on a metal surface by femtosecond laser pulses (M. Ahsan and M. Lee), and the laser-plasma effects on damage in glass (Y. Li et al). Material characterization is represented by the papers devoted to accurate and reliable measurements of absorption with special emphasis on thin films (C. Mühlig and S. Bublitz; B. Cho, E. Danielewicz, and J. Rudisill; W. Palm et al; and J. Lu et al.). Statistical treatment of measurements of the laser-damage threshold (J. Arenberg) and the relationship to damage mechanisms (F. Wagner et al.) represent the large subfield of laser-damage measurements. Various aspects of multilayer coating and thin-film characterization are considered in papers by B. Cho, J. Rudisill, and E. Danielewicz (spectral shift in multilayer mirrors) and R. Weber et al. (novel approach to damage studies based on third-harmonic generation microscopy). Of special interest for readers is the paper by C. Stolz that summarizes the results of four “thin-film damage competitions” organized as a part of the Laser Damage Symposium. Another paper is devoted to thermal annealing of damage precursors (N. Shen et al.). Finally, the influence of nano-size contamination on initiation of laser damage by ultrashort pulses is considered in paper of V. Komolov et al.

Vitaly Gruzdev, Michelle D. Shinn

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cell damage seen from Chernobyl  

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The 30 kilometer radius forbidden zone around the Chernobyl atomic plant serves as a sobering reminder of the world's worst nuclear accident. But for former Soviet biologists, it's also a unique natural laboratory. And one scientist, Nadejda Gulaya of Kiev's Pallaguine Institute of Biochemistry, has been doing studies that she claims offer surprising evidence of Chernobyl's after-effects. Prolonged exposure to radioactive fallout from the 1986 accident, she says, has caused damage to cell membranes in both animals and humans. For the past year, Gulaya has been comparing tissues from animals such as mink, pigs, and rodents inhabiting the Chernobyl area with those from other parts of Ukraine. Her conclusion: Exposure to radiation has, in many cases, caused alterations to membrane phospholipids. These changes, are similar to those that disrupt cellular metabolism following exposure to oxidizing free radicals. Gulaya also has preliminary data from human studies. She claims to have found similar alterations in the neurons of people who have died since being exposed to Chernobyl radiation. That leads her to speculate that the frequent psychiatric disorders may not just be from mental stress or radiophobia, but might reflect actual damage to the central nervous system.

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1992-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of incidents involving programmable electronic safety-related systems  

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......from the analysis of the incidents studied. Hazard analysis techniques such as HAZOP or failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and fault-tree analysis (FTA). These methods help identify and analyse potential faults, failures and their causes......

C Chambers; P.R Croll; M Bowell

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of incidents involving programmable electronic safety-related systems  

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......inadequate requirements specification, lack of safety...safety requirements specification Hardware a Design...safety requirements specification: caused by an inadequate...without sufficient thermal insulation. 3 Example incidents......

C Chambers; P.R Croll; M Bowell

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comprehensive analysis of natural gas distribution pipeline incidents  

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The objective of this paper is to provide a reference database for pipeline companies and/or regulators with an investigation of safety performance of US natural gas distribution pipelines. With a total of 3,679 natural gas distribution pipeline incidents between 1985 and 2010, nine safety indicators are statistically analysed in terms of the year, pipeline length, regions, pipeline diameter, pipeline wall thickness, material, age, incident area and incident cause to identify the relationship between safety indicators and various variables. Overall average frequencies of incidents, injuries and fatalities between 1985 and 2009 are 0.0846/1,000 mile-years, 0.0407/1,000 mile-years, and 0.0094/1,000 mile-years respectively. The analysis shows that the safety performance of US natural gas distribution pipeline is improving over time, and different variables have different impact on safety performances. However, the number of annual incidents does not show a significant decline due to increasing energy demand. [Received: March 21 2012; Accepted: July 15 2012

Zhenhua Rui; Xiaoqing Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Incident Team | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Incident Team | National Nuclear Security Administration People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing...

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Resistance of holograms made in dichromated gelatin emulsion to fission neutron damage  

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We have found that holograms made in a dichromated gelatin emulsion sandwiched between Suprasil-2 plates are resistant to damage caused by 4.8 × 1013-cm?2...

Golden, Joel P; Summers, Geoffrey P; Carter, William H

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Know Stroke Stroke is the third leading cause of  

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#12;Know Stroke Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. About 600,000 new strokes are reported in the U.S. each year. The good news is that treatments are available that can greatly reduce the damage caused by a stroke

Bandettini, Peter A.

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Control of Damage to Museum Objects by Optical Radiation  

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Control of Damage to Museum Objects by Optical Radiation Control of Damage to Museum Objects by Optical Radiation Speaker(s): Eliyahu Ne'eman Date: June 7, 2004 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 This Presentation is based on CIE Publication 157:2004 which has been recently published. It is the report of CIE Technical Committee 3-22 with the same title. Leading experts on Museum lighting from Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand and the USA, took part in writing this document. The two processes by which exposure to light may cause damage are photochemical action and radiant heating effect. These processes are examined and the characteristics of damage caused to museum objects are described. Recent research, which has aimed to relate the extent of exposure of materials to measures of damage

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Definition: Angle of incidence | Open Energy Information  

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Angle of incidence Angle of incidence Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Angle of incidence In reference to solar energy systems: the angle a ray of sun makes with a line perpendicular to a surface; for example, a surface directly facing the sun has an angle of incidence of zero, and a surface parallel to the sun (such as a sunrise striking a horizontal rooftop) has an angle of incidence of 90°. Sunlight with an incident angle of 90° tends to be absorbed, while lower angles tend to be reflected.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Angle of incidence is a measure of deviation of something from "straight on", for example: in the approach of a ray to a surface, or the angle at which the wing or horizontal tail of an airplane is installed on the fuselage, measured relative to the axis of the fuselage.

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JC3 Incident Reporting | Department of Energy  

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Management » JC3 Incident Reporting Management » JC3 Incident Reporting JC3 Incident Reporting JC3 Incident Reporting Procedures U.S. Department of Energy Facilities/Contractors Only DOE O 205.1-B Chg 2 4.(c)(13) DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM requires a defined "process for incident reporting that requires all cyber security incidents involving information or information systems, including privacy breaches, under DOE or DOE contractor control must be identified, mitigated, categorized, and reported to the Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (JC3) in accordance with JC3 procedures and guidance." This document outlines the referenced JC3 reporting procedures and guidance to facilitate your reporting and CIRC's response activity. CIRC should be informed of all reportable cyber security incidents as specified below.

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Cyber Incident Information | Department of Energy  

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Services » Guidance » Privacy » Cyber Incident Information Services » Guidance » Privacy » Cyber Incident Information Cyber Incident Information July 2013 Cyber Incident The Department of Energy has confirmed a cyber incident that occurred at the end of July and resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of federal employee Personally Identifiable Information (PII). January 2013 Cyber Incident The Department of Energy (DOE) has confirmed a cyber incident that occurred in mid-January 2013 which targeted the Headquarters' network and resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of employee and contractor Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Tips to Monitor Your Identity Here is a suggested list of tips to monitor and protect yourself. Assistive Technology Forms Guidance Capital Planning Information Collection Management

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Reducing Radiation Damage  

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This talk describes the use of a modified treatment sequence, i.e., radiation dose, geometry, dwell time, etc., to mitigate some of the deleterious effects of cancer radiotherapy by utilizing natural cell repair processes. If bad side effects can be reduced, a more aggressive therapy can be put into place. Cells contain many mechanisms that repair damage of various types. If the damage can not be repaired, cells will undergo apoptosis (cell death). Data will be reviewed that support the fact that a small dose of radiation will activate damage repair genes within a cell. Once the mechanisms are fully active, they will efficiently repair the severe damage from a much larger radiation dose. The data ranges from experiments on specific cell cultures using microarray (gene chip) techniques to experiments on complete organisms. The suggested effect and treatment is consistent with the assumption that all radiation is harmful, no matter how small the dose. Nevertheless, the harm can be reduced. These mechanisms need to be further studied and characterized. In particular, their time dependence needs to be understood before the proposed treatment can be optimized. Under certain situations it is also possible that the deleterious effects of chemotherapy can be mitigated and the damage to radiation workers can be reduced.

Blankenbecler, Richard

2006-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Method to reduce damage to backing plate  

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The present invention is a method for penetrating a workpiece using an ultra-short pulse laser beam without causing damage to subsequent surfaces facing the laser. Several embodiments are shown which place holes in fuel injectors without damaging the back surface of the sack in which the fuel is ejected. In one embodiment, pulses from an ultra short pulse laser remove about 10 nm to 1000 nm of material per pulse. In one embodiment, a plasma source is attached to the fuel injector and initiated by common methods such as microwave energy. In another embodiment of the invention, the sack void is filled with a solid. In one other embodiment, a high viscosity liquid is placed within the sack. In general, high-viscosity liquids preferably used in this invention should have a high damage threshold and have a diffusing property.

Perry, Michael D. (Livermore, CA); Banks, Paul S. (Livermore, CA); Stuart, Brent C. (Fremont, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BDS Thin Film UV Antireflection Laser Damage Competition  

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UV antireflection coatings are a challenging coating for high power laser applications as exemplified by the use of uncoated Brewster's windows in laser cavities. In order to understand the current laser resistance of UV AR coatings in the industrial and university sectors, a double blind laser damage competition was performed. The coatings have a maximum reflectance of 0.5% at 355 nm at normal incidence. Damage testing will be performed using the raster scan method with a 7.5 ns pulse length on a single testing facility to facilitate direct comparisons. In addition to the laser resistance results, details of deposition processes and coating materials will also be shared.

Stolz, C J

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Precipitation and Damaging Floods: Trends in the United States, 1932–97  

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The poor relationship between what climatologists, hydrologists, and other physical scientists call floods, and those floods that actually cause damage to life or property, has limited what can be reliably said about the causes of observed trends ...

Roger A. Pielke Jr.; Mary W. Downton

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AFM CHARACTERIZATION OF LASER INDUCED DAMAGE ON CDZNTE CRYSTAL SURFACES  

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Semi-conducting CdZnTe (or CZT) crystals can be used in a variety of detector-type applications. CZT shows great promise for use as a gamma radiation spectrometer. However, its performance is adversely affected by point defects, structural and compositional heterogeneities within the crystals, such as twinning, pipes, grain boundaries (polycrystallinity), secondary phases and in some cases, damage caused by external forces. One example is damage that occurs during characterization of the surface by a laser during Raman spectroscopy. Even minimal laser power can cause Te enriched areas on the surface to appear. The Raman spectra resulting from measurements at moderate intensity laser power show large increases in peak intensity that is attributed to Te. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) was used to characterize the extent of damage to the CZT crystal surface following exposure to the Raman laser. AFM data reveal localized surface damage in the areas exposed to the Raman laser beam. The degree of surface damage to the crystal is dependent on the laser power, with the most observable damage occurring at high laser power. Moreover, intensity increases in the Te peaks of the Raman spectra are observed even at low laser power with little to no visible damage observed by AFM. AFM results also suggest that exposure to the same amount of laser power yields different amounts of surface damage depending on whether the exposed surface is the Te terminating face or the Cd terminating face of CZT.

Hawkins, S; Lucile Teague, L; Martine Duff, M; Eliel Villa-Aleman, E

2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: The Medical Aspects of Radiation Incidents  

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discussed in The Medical Aspects of Radiation Incidents are: basic health physics and dose estimation (US and SI units) treatment of whole body and acute local irradiation issues...

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Dynamic detection of nuclear reactor core incident  

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Surveillance, safety and security of evolving systems are a challenge to prevent accident. The dynamic detection of a hypothetical and theoretical blockage incident in the Phenix nuclear reactor is investigated. Such an incident is characterized by abnormal ... Keywords: Contrast, Dynamic detection of perturbations, Evolving system, Fast-neutron reactor, Neighbourhood, Noise

Laurent Hartert; Danielle Nuzillard; Jean-Philippe Jeannot

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter_11_Incidents_of_Security_Concern  

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

1 1 Incidents of Security Concern This chapter covers the DOE HQ implementation of DOE Order 470.4B, Safeguards and Security Program, Attachment 5, Incidents of Security Concern. HS-91 manages the HQ Security Incidents Program. Incidents of Security Concern (henceforth referred to as Incidents) are actions, inactions, or events that are believed to: * Pose threats to national security interests and/or DOE assets * Create potentially serious or dangerous security situations * Significantly affect the safeguards and security program's capability to protect DOE safeguards and security interests * Indicate failure to adhere to security procedures * Reveal that the system is not functioning properly, by identifying and/or mitigating potential threats (e.g., detecting suspicious activity, hostile acts, etc.).

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ORISE: Incident Command System (ICS) Training  

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Incident Command System (ICS) Training Incident Command System (ICS) Training The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) supports the emergency response community by promoting interagency cooperation and developing training that enhances response efforts. An example of such support involves the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Response and its compliance efforts toward the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 (HSPD-5), which includes the implementation of National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Response Framework (NRF). The ICS, which has been recognized for its training curricula that has exceeded national standards, is an on-scene, all-hazard incident management concept that was originally designed for emergency management agencies, but

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Incident Report An incident report should be submitted for any event involving  

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Incident Report An incident report should be submitted for any event involving: injury or illness fire explosion or implosion chemical exposure Minor cuts and scrapes need not be reported be reported. If a "near miss" might have had severe consequences, submit an incident report. You may also

Crawford, T. Daniel

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Persistent DNA damage foci, cellular senescence and low dose radiation  

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Persistent DNA damage foci, cellular senescence and low dose radiation Persistent DNA damage foci, cellular senescence and low dose radiation Denise Munoz 1 , Albert Davalos 1 , Francis Rodier 1 , Misako Kawahara 1 , Judith Campisi 1,2 and Steven Yannone 1,3 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Mailstop 84-171, Berkeley CA 94720; 2 Buck Institute for Age Research, 8001 Redwood Boulevard, Novato CA 94945; 3 Corresponding author Ionizing radiation (IR) induced DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are cytologically detectable as large nuclear foci that contain phosphorylated histone H2AX (γH2AX), the adaptor protein 53BP1, and several other proteins that participate in the sensing and processing of DNA damage (DNA damage foci). In normal human cells, moderately high IR (0.5-1 Gy) doses cause the rapid appearance of these foci (acute DNA damage foci), which gradually disappear

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Electron-Irradiation Damage-Rate Measurements in Aluminum  

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The resistivity increase upon electron irradiation near 8°K of aluminum was measured as a function of incident electron energy from 0.19 to 1.6 MeV. A value of the displacement threshold energy of 16 eV was determined by extrapolation of the damage-rate curve to zero damage production. A reasonable fit between the experimental and theoretical values of the displacement cross section was achieved with an effective threshold energy of 19 eV, a value of the Frenkel resistivity of (1.32×10-4 ohm cm)/(fractional concentration), and a unit step-displacement function. The tailing off in the damage rate near threshold that has been observed in Cu, Au, and Pt is apparently absent in Al.

H. H. Neely and Walter Bauer

1966-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Links between persistent DNA damage, genome instability, and aging  

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Links between persistent DNA damage, genome instability, and aging Links between persistent DNA damage, genome instability, and aging William Dynan Medical College of Georgia Abstract There is considerable overlap between cellular and molecular changes that occur in response to low doses of ionizing radiation and those that occur during aging. Both processes are characterized by accumulation of persistent DNA damage ("wear and tear" on the genome), accumulation of protein and lipid oxidation products, loss of regenerative capacity at the cellular and tissue level, and increased incidence of cancer. These observations support a hypothesis that exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation accelerates normal, aging-related tissue changes. We have investigated this hypothesis using a genetically tractable model organism, the Japanese medaka fish. The medaka is a whole-animal vertebrate

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DNA damage: risk comparisons of low radiation vis-a-vis dietary micronutrient deficiencies  

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Micronutrients are the substances in minute amounts that are essential for human life. This study discusses laboratory and epidemiological evidence that dietary micronutrient deficiencies cause DNA damage. DNA damage comparisons are made between dietary micronutrient deficiencies and low dose radiation. Laboratory studies show that micronutrient deficiencies can cause greater DNA damage than radiation doses significantly above background environmental levels. Previous concerns that have been expressed about comparing endogenous DNA damages to radiation-induced DNA damages are discussed, in particular, the role of radiation clusters. It is shown that cluster damage does not preclude making comparisons of dietary micronutrient deficiencies vis-a-vis radiation, especially at background environmental levels. Such damage comparisons provide the public with a means of placing radiation risk in perspective by comparing a readily appreciated, everyday concept (dietary deficiencies) with that of radiation.

Daniel P. Hayes

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incident Prevention, Warning, and Response (IPWAR) Manual  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Manual defines a structured, cohesive, and consistent process for performing incident prevention, warning, and response for DOE's Federal information systems and is consistent with the requirements of Federal laws, Executive orders, national security directives, and other regulations. The Manual also provides requirements and implementation instructions for the Department's Incident Prevention, Warning and Response process, and supplements DOE O 205.1, Department of Energy Cyber Security Management Program, dated 3-21-03. DOE N 205.17 cancels this manual. This manual cancels DOE N 205.4, Handling Cyber Security Alerts and Advisories and Reporting Cyber Security Incidents, dated 3/18/2002.

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of electrostatic damage to electronic circuits  

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Static is caused by the flow of materials and people within an environment. The static voltages generated by these movements can degrade or destroy many solid state devices currently being used in sophisticated electronic equipment. Discharge of static voltages through these sensitive devices during assembly operations can lead to a nonfunctional assembly fabricated from parts which previously were acceptable or to later failure of an assembly which was functional after fabrication. Sources of electrostatic charges, equipment and methods for minimizing the generation of electrostatic voltages during the production, assembly and packaging of solid state electronic equipment, and the sensitivity of solid state devices to electrostatic damage are discussed. It is concluded that static awareness is the key to an effective electrostatic damage (ESD) control program, and that production facilities must incorporate electrostatic protection facilities, materials, and processes so that workers can concentrate on producing a high-quality product without having to be overly concerned about ESD procedures. (LCL)

Kirk, W.J. Jr.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Cyber Security Incident | Open Energy Information  

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Security Incident Security Incident Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Cyber Security Incident Any malicious act or suspicious event that: Compromises, or was an attempt to compromise, the Electronic Security Perimeter or Physical Security Perimeter of a Critical Cyber Asset, or, Disrupts, or was an attempt to disrupt, the operation of a Critical Cyber Asset.[1] Related Terms Electronic Security Perimeter References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Cyber_Security_Incident&oldid=480296" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version

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General surface equations for glancing incidence telescopes  

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A generalized set of equations are derived for two mirror glancing incidence telescopes using Fermat’s principle, a differential form of the law of reflection, the generalized sine...

Saha, Timo T

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioactive Materials Transportation and Incident Response  

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FEMA 358, 05/10 FEMA 358, 05/10 Q A RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program U.S. Department of Energy TRANSPORTATION AND INCIDENT RESPONSE Q&A About Incident Response Q Q Law Enforcement ____________________________________ Fire ___________________________________________ Medical ____________________________________________ State Radiological Assistance ___________________________ Local Government Official ______________________________ Local Emergency Management Agency ___________________ State Emergency Management Agency ___________________ HAZMAT Team ______________________________________ Water Pollution Control ________________________________ CHEMTEL (Toll-free US & Canada) 1-800-255-3924 _________ CHEMTREC (Toll-free US & Canada) 1-800-424-9300 _______

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Establishing and operating an incident response team  

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Occurrences of improprieties dealing with computer usage are on the increase. They range all the way from misuse by employees to international computer telecommunications hacking. In addition, natural disasters and other disasters such as catastrophic fires may also fall into the same category. These incidents, like any other breach of acceptable behavior, may or may not involve actual law breaking. A computer incident response team should be created as a first priority. This report discusses the establishment and operation of a response team.

Padgett, K.M.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishing and operating an incident response team  

SciTech Connect

Occurrences of improprieties dealing with computer usage are on the increase. They range all the way from misuse by employees to international computer telecommunications hacking. In addition, natural disasters and other disasters such as catastrophic fires may also fall into the same category. These incidents, like any other breach of acceptable behavior, may or may not involve actual law breaking. A computer incident response team should be created as a first priority. This report discusses the establishment and operation of a response team.

Padgett, K.M.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Osteoradionecrosis: Causes and prevention  

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Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is one of the most serious complications arising from head and neck radiation therapy. Current research has shown that ORN represents nonhealing, dead bone and is not a state of infection. ORN is the result of functional and structural bony changes that may not be expressed for months or years. ORN may occur spontaneously or in response to wounding. Predisposing factors include absorbed radiation dose, fractionation, delivery modality, and dental status. Timing of dental extractions and other factors have also been shown to affect incidence. ORN may be reduced through early intraoral evaluation, treatment, and adequate healing time prior to beginning RT. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy has been beneficial in the prevention and treatment of ORN. It is of paramount importance for the medical community to recognize the factors that may reduce ORN incidence, endorse oral care protocols, and acknowledge the value of HBO therapy in the prevention and treatment of this disease. 60 references.

Friedman, R.B. (Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel applications of data mining methodologies to incident databases  

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Incident databases provide an excellent opportunity to study the repeated situations of incidents in the process industry. The databases give an insight into the situation which led to an incident, and if studied properly can help monitor...

Anand, Sumit

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Collision damage of jack-ups  

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North Sea collision accident records covering a period of ten years indicate that the risk of collisions involving jack-ups is not dissimilar to that for semi-submersibles or fixed jacket structures. However, jack-ups are much more flexible than jackets and have a much lower degree of redundancy. Their response to collisions and their ability to absorb impact energy is, therefore, expected to be considerably different in comparison to jackets. This paper examines available data and information regarding the capability of jack-ups to withstand collision impacts and investigates the level of local damage that can potentially be caused to jack-up legs due to accidental collisions.

Charles P. Ellinas; Raymond Kwok; Kevin A.J. Williams

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What is a ship? The Policy of the International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage: the effect of the Greek Supreme Court judgment in the Slops case  

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The international compensation regime for oil pollution damage established by the CLC 1992 and the 1992 Fund Convention covers damages caused by discharge of oil from a ship. The definition of a ship under the...

Zuzanna Peplowska

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System  

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Accident Recordkeeping and Reporting Accident Recordkeeping and Reporting Accident/Incident Recordkeeping and Reporting CAIRS logo Computerized Accident Incident Reporting System CAIRS Database The Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System is a database used to collect and analyze DOE and DOE contractor reports of injuries, illnesses, and other accidents that occur during DOE operations. Injury and Illness Dashboard The Dashboard provides an alternate interface to CAIRS information. The initial release of the Dashboard allows analysis of composite DOE-wide information and summary information by Program Office, and site. Additional data feature are under development. CAIRS Registration Form CAIRS is a Government computer system and, as such, has security requirements that must be followed. Access to the

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Mercury, to put it plainly, is bad stuff. In people, it causes exhaustion, headaches, memory loss, even brain damage; in birds it appears to have similar nervous system impacts and can harm their eggs; in the environment, there's almost no way to get rid  

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Mercury, to put it plainly, is bad stuff. In people, it causes exhaustion, headaches, memory loss; in the environment, there's almost no way to get rid of it. Mercury in the San Francisco Bay is especially sinister with for cleaning up our bay and mitigating past errors, often make mercury levels worse. But why that is, where it

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Causes of inadequate X-ray films in Fukuoka Dental College Hospital  

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The high incidence of defective X-ray films requires that patients undergo unnecessary and expensive repeat radiation exposure. We investigated the frequency of defective films and its causes to protect patien...

Yoshiyuki Harada D.D.S.; Ph.D.; Kazuhisa Ogawa M.S.; Ph.D.…

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons from two field tests on pipeline damage detection using acceleration measurement (Invited Paper)  

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Lessons from two field tests on pipeline damage detection using acceleration measurement (Invited, Irvine, CA USA 92697-2700 ABSTRACT Early detection of pipeline damages has been highlighted in water supply industry. Water pressure change in pipeline due to a sudden rupture causes pipe to vibrate

Shinozuka, Masanobu

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Vulnerability of the Netherlands and Northwest Europe to Storm Damage under Climate Change  

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Storms occasionally bring havoc to Northwest Europe. At present, a single storm may cause damage of up to 7 billion U.S.$, of which a substantial part is insured. One scenario of climate change indicates that ...

C. Dorland; R. S. J. Tol; J. P. Palutikof

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the structural integrity of damaged columns of semi-submersible platforms  

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Offshore platforms are usually designed to sustain moderate or severe damages caused, in most cases, by the impact of a supply vessel due to an accidental drift or manoeuvre. As the available design codes do not specifically establish repair procedures ...

Marco A. Maddalena; Theodoro A. Netto; Júlio C. R. Cyrino

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Coupled Micromechanical Model of Moisture-Induced Damage in Asphalt Mixtures: Formulation and Applications  

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The deleterious effect of moisture on the structural integrity of asphalt mixtures has been recognized as one of the main causes of early deterioration of asphalt pavements. This phenomenon, usually referred to as moisture damage, is defined...

Caro Spinel, Silvia

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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FM032_r1_0_Incident Report.doc 03/04/09 CNS Incident Report Form  

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FM032_r1_0_Incident Report.doc 03/04/09 CNS Incident Report Form Incident Information Date and Time Instructions on reverse #12;FM032_r1_0_Incident Report.doc 03/04/09 FM032 Instructions 1. This form. This form is not a substitute for other reporting obligations including University Injury reports. #12;

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Focused ion beam damage to MOS integrated circuits  

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Commercial focused ion beam (FIB) systems are commonly used to image integrated circuits (ICS) after device processing, especially in failure analysis applications. FIB systems are also often employed to repair faults in metal lines for otherwise functioning ICS, and are being evaluated for applications in film deposition and nanofabrication. A problem that is often seen in FIB imaging and repair is that ICS can be damaged during the exposure process. This can result in degraded response or out-right circuit failure. Because FIB processes typically require the surface of an IC to be exposed to an intense beam of 30--50 keV Ga{sup +} ions, both charging and secondary radiation damage are potential concerns. In previous studies, both types of effects have been suggested as possible causes of device degradation, depending on the type of device examined and/or the bias conditions. Understanding the causes of this damage is important for ICS that are imaged or repaired by a FIB between manufacture and operation, since the performance and reliability of a given IC is otherwise at risk in subsequent system application. In this summary, the authors discuss the relative roles of radiation damage and charging effects during FIB imaging. Data from exposures of packaged parts under controlled bias indicate the possibility for secondary radiation damage during FIB exposure. On the other hand, FIB exposure of unbiased wafers (a more common application) typically results in damage caused by high-voltage stress or electrostatic discharge. Implications for FIB exposure and subsequent IC use are discussed.

FLEETWOOD,D.M.; CAMPBELL,ANN N.; HEMBREE,CHARLES E.; TANGYUNYONG,PAIBOON; JESSING,JEFFREY R.; SODEN,JERRY M.

2000-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Upgrade on risk analysis following the 080919 incident in the LHC sector 3-4  

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On 19th September 2008, during powering tests of the main dipole circuit in sector 3-4 of the LHC, an electrical fault occurred producing an electrical arc and resulting in mechanical and electrical damage, release of about 6 tons of helium from the magnet cold mass to the insulation vacuum enclosure and consequently to the tunnel, via the spring-loaded relief discs on the vacuum enclosure. The helium discharge from the cold mass to the vacuum enclosure exceeded by an order of magnitude, the maximum credible incident (MCI) flow described in the preliminary risk analysis performed in 1998. Based on the experience gained from the 19th September 2008 incident, a new MCI has been formulated and the cryogenic risk analysis has been revised and updated. The recommendations concerning the safety relief system protecting the vacuum vessels and the mechanical properties of the doors installed in the tunnel have been formulated.

Chorowski, M; Modlinski, Z; Polinski, J; Tavian, L; Wach, J; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Damage Propagation in a Soft Low-Permeability Formation  

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In this presentation, we develop a mathematical model of fluid flow with changing formation properties. The modification of formation permeability is caused by development of a connected system of fractures. As the fluids are injected or withdrawn from the reservoir, the balance between the pore pressure and the geostatic formation stresses is destroyed. If the strength of the rock is not sufficient to accommodate such an imbalance, the cementing bonds between the rock grains become broken. Such a process is called damage propagation. The micromechanics and the basic mathematical model of damage propagation have been studied in [7]. The theory was further developed in [3], where new nonlocal damage propagation model has been studied. In [2] this theory has been enhanced by incorporation of the coupling between damage propagation and fluid flow. As it has been described above, the forced fluid flow causes changes in the rock properties including formation permeability. At the same time, changing permeability facilitates fluid flow and, therefore, enhances damage propagation. One of the principle concepts introduced in [3] and [2] is the characterization of damage by a dimensionless ratio of the number of broken bonds to the number of bonds in pristine rock per unit volume. It turns out, that the resulting mathematical model consist of a system of two nonlinear parabolic equations. As it has been shown in [6] using modeling of micromechanical properties of sedimentary rocks, at increasing stress the broken bonds coalesce into a system of cracks surrounding practically intact matrix blocks. These blocks have some characteristic size and a regular geometry. The initial microcracks expand, interact with each other, coalesce and form bigger fractures, etc. Therefore, as the damage is accumulated, the growing system of connected fractures determines the permeability of the reservoir rock. Significant oil deposits are stored in low-permeability soft rock reservoirs such as shales, chalks and diatomites [9, 10]. The permeability of the pristine formation matrix in such reservoirs is so low that oil production was impossible until hydraulic fracturing was applied. For development of correct production policy, it is very significant to adequately understand and predict how fast and to what extend the initial damage induced by drilling and hydrofracturing will propagate into the reservoir. The importance of fractures for rock flow properties is a well-established and recognized fact [4, 9, 5]. Different conceptual models have been developed [8]. In this study, we propose a damage propagation model based on a combination of the model of double-porosity and double-permeability medium [4] and a modification of the model of damage propagation developed in [2].

Silin, D.; Patzek, T.; Barenblatt, G.I.

2003-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrically floating, near vertical incidence, skywave antenna  

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An Electrically Floating, Near Vertical Incidence, Skywave (NVIS) Antenna comprising an antenna element, a floating ground element, and a grounding element. At least part of said floating ground element is positioned between said antenna element and said grounding element. The antenna is separated from the floating ground element and the grounding element by one or more electrical insulators. The floating ground element is separated from said antenna and said grounding element by one or more electrical insulators.

Anderson, Allen A.; Kaser, Timothy G.; Tremblay, Paul A.; Mays, Belva L.

2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk analysis update of the LHC cryogenic system following the 19th September 2008 incident  

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On 19th September 2008, during powering tests of the main dipole circuit of the Large Hadron Collider, an electrical fault occurred producing an electrical arc and resulting in mechanical and electrical damage, release of helium from the magnet cold mass to the insulation vacuum enclosure and consequently to the tunnel, via the spring-loaded relief discs on the vacuum enclosure. The pressurization of the vacuum space exceeded significantly the allowed design value. Mathematical modeling based on a thermodynamic approach has enabled the revision of the helium discharge system protecting the vacuum enclosure against the over-pressurization in case of a redefined maximum credible incident (MCI) occurrence.

Chorowski, M; Modlinski, Z; Polinski, J; Tavian, L; Wach, J

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Focal Brain Lesions to Critical Locations Cause Widespread Disruption of the Modular Organization of the Brain  

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Focal Brain Lesions to Critical Locations Cause Widespread Disruption of the Modular Organization of the Brain Caterina Gratton*, Emi M. Nomura*, Fernando Pérez, and Mark DEsposito Abstract Although it is generally assumed that brain damage pre- dominantly affects only the function of the damaged region, here we

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PSI # Date Time Location Incident Description Disposition 4341 9/2/2011 8:00 Blue Ridge Bicycle Theft Norco Mountain bike BPD notified  

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PSI # Date Time Location Incident Description Disposition 4341 9/2/2011 8:00 Blue Ridge Bicycle Four or more citations received Fine issued 4353 9/8/2011 16:00 Elizabeth Rogers Bicycle Theft Bluish Green bicycle BPD notified 4354 9/9/2011 13:49 Short St Hair Salon Criminal Damage Graffiti on the rear

Baltisberger, Jay H.

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Nervous breakdown causes  

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Nervous breakdown causes Nervous breakdown causes Name: Renee Nuckols Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: Physiologically, what causes a mental/nervous breakdown besides normal everyday stress? Is it a process that kills neurons? Also please include some internal and external symptoms that occur prior to, during, and after a nervous breakdown. Replies: "Nervous breakdown" may be a misnomer, though. What "breaks down" is not so much the nerves and neurons, but the adrenal glands. A more accurate term would be the "exhaustion phase of the general adaption syndrome," but obviously that is quite a mouthful. Excessive STRESS is what can cause "nervous breakdowns." Stress includes the obvious things like exam pressures, trouble with parents or teachers, peer pressure, but also includes things like a significant personal achievement, making a major purchase, changes in routines of life (sleeping, eating habits), moving to a different part of town - even the change in seasons and temperatures. It can come from almost anything which causes a disturbance in normal living. Stress triggers a number of physiological changes collectively termed "GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROME." There are three phases: 1) alarm, 2) resistance, and 3) exhaustion. These phases are controlled and regulated by the adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands lie just above your kidneys and are composed of inner and outer parts. The inner part is called the adrenal medulla, and it secretes the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline. These hormones help your body deal with stressful situations. If you were alone and met a gang in some back alley, your adrenal glands would flood your body with the hormones, your blood pressure, heart rate, sweat production would shoot way high! Your body is in a "FIGHT or FLIGHT" mode. (Just thinking about getting in such a situation may have caused some stress!) Well, whenever your body deals with smaller stresses, the same hormones are released. The outer part of the adrenal glands is the adrenal cortex. They also produce hormones, but slightly different ones: glucocorticoids and mineralcorticoids. Glucocorticoids can increase blood sugar levels profoundly, while mineralcorticoids affect mineral excretion. These hormones are largely responsible for helping the body deal with prolonged stress. They help provide extra energy and blood supply. For instance, if you had a whole week of finals, your adrenal cortex would work overtime as you burn the midnight oil studying. These instances are the "resistance" phase of the general adaptation syndrome.

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DNA damage induced clusterin expression - A sensitive measure of genomic  

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damage induced clusterin expression - A sensitive measure of genomic damage induced clusterin expression - A sensitive measure of genomic instability David Boothman University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Abstract Secretory clusterin (sCLU) is a glycoprotein secreted from cells following exposure to genotoxic stress, and sCLU expression is elevated in many different disease states. sCLU is a pro-survival protein that acts as a molecular chaperone to remove cell debris caused by trauma to cells and tissues in vivo. sCLU expression is extremely sensitive to oxidative stress and DNA damage and can be induced by low dose ionizing radiation (LDIR), as low as 2 cGy. We previously demonstrated that sCLU was induced after LDIR by activation of the Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 Receptor (IGF-1R), and downstream stimulation of Src/MAPK/Erk-1/2 to promote binding of the Egr-1

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Tunable, oblique incidence resonant grating filter for telecommunications  

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We have designed a tunable, oblique-incidence resonant grating filter that covers the C band as an add-drop device for incident TE-polarized light. We tune the filter by tilting a...

Niederer, Guido; Herzig, Hans Peter; Shamir, Joseph; Thiele, Hans; Schnieper, Marc; Zschokke, Christian

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM-Led Radiological Incident Response Program Receives Honors...  

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EM-Led Radiological Incident Response Program Receives Honors EM-Led Radiological Incident Response Program Receives Honors May 29, 2014 - 12:00pm Addthis Jessie Welch performs...

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Mechanisms for microvascular damage induced by ultrasound-activated microbubbles  

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To provide insight into the mechanisms of microvascular damage induced by ultrasound-activated microbubbles, experimental studies were performed to correlate microvascular damage to the dynamics of bubble-vessel interactions. High-speed photomicrography was used to record single microbubbles interacting with microvessels in ex vivo tissue, under the exposure of short ultrasound pulses with a center frequency of 1 MHz and peak negative pressures (PNP) ranging from 0.8-4 MPa. Vascular damage associated with observed bubble-vessel interactions was either indicated directly by microbubble extravasation or examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analyses. As observed previously, the high-speed images revealed that ultrasound-activated microbubbles could cause distention and invagination of adjacent vessel walls, and could form liquid jets in microvessels. Vessel distention, invagination, and liquid jets were associated with the damage of microvessels whose diameters were smaller than those of maximally expanded microbubbles. However, vessel invagination appeared to be the dominant mechanism for the damage of relative large microvessels.

Chen Hong; Brayman, Andrew A.; Evan, Andrew P.; Matula, Thomas J. [Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis (United States); Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Incidents of chemical reactions in cell equipment  

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Strongly exothermic reactions can occur between equipment structural components and process gases under certain accident conditions in the diffusion enrichment cascades. This paper describes the conditions required for initiation of these reactions, and describes the range of such reactions experienced over nearly 50 years of equipment operation in the US uranium enrichment program. Factors are cited which can promote or limit the destructive extent of these reactions, and process operations are described which are designed to control the reactions to minimize equipment damage, downtime, and the possibility of material releases.

Baldwin, N.M.; Barlow, C.R. [Uranium Enrichment Organization, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Hazardous Materials Incident Response Procedure | Department of Energy  

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Hazardous Materials Incident Response Procedure Hazardous Materials Incident Response Procedure Hazardous Materials Incident Response Procedure The purpose of this procedure is to provide guidance for developing an emergency response plan, as outlined in OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120(q), for facility response. This model has been adopted and applied to work for response to transportation accidents involving radioactive material or other hazardous materials incidents Hazardous Materials Incident Response Procedure.docx More Documents & Publications Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient Decontamination Dressdown at a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material Medical Examiner/Coroner on the Handling of a Body/Human Remains that are Potentially Radiologically Contaminated

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Environmental Stigma Damages: Speculative Damages in Environmental Tort Cases  

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cause. 76. Vander Laan v. Marathon Oil Company, No. 1:89-CV-case, Vander Laan v. Marathon Oil Co. ,1 95 the plaintiffs

Johnson, E. Jean

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface damage on 6H–SiC by highly-charged Xeq+ ions irradiation  

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Abstract Surface damage on 6H–SiC irradiated by highly-charged Xeq+ (q = 18, 26) ions to different fluences in two geometries was studied by means of AFM, Raman scattering spectroscopy and FTIR spectrometry. The FTIR spectra analysis shows that for Xe26+ ions irradiation at normal incidence, a deep reflection dip appears at about 930 cm?1. Moreover, the reflectance on top of reststrahlen band decreases as the ion fluence increases, and the reflectance at tilted incidence is larger than that at normal incidence. The Raman scattering spectra reveal that for Xe26+ ions at normal incidence, surface reconstruction occurs and amorphous stoichiometric SiC and Si–Si and C–C bonds are generated and original Si–C vibrational mode disappears. And the intensity of scattering peaks decreases with increasing dose. The AFM measurement shows that the surface swells after irradiation. With increasing ion fluence, the step height between the irradiated and the unirradiated region increases for Xe18+ ions irradiation; while for Xe26+ ions irradiation, the step height first increases and then decreases with increasing ion fluence. Moreover, the step height at normal incidence is higher than that at tilted incidence by the irradiation with Xe18+ to the same ion fluence. A good agreement between the results from the three methods is found.

L.Q. Zhang; C.H. Zhang; L.H. Han; C.L. Xu; J.J. Li; Y.T. Yang; Y. Song; J. Gou; J.Y. Li; Y.Z. Ma

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Incident Risks in a Repository for Radioactive Waste  

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A probabilistic safety assessment of the operation phase of a repository for radioactive waste requires the knowledge of incident risks. These are evaluated from generic observations. The present method accounts for the uncertainty (1) of whether an incident occurs, (2) of the incident rate, (3) of the duration of generic observation, and (4) of the duration of operation phase of the repository. It yields a mean risk and its standard deviation from a minimum of generic data, comprising only the number of observed incidents and the duration of the observation, as more comprehensive generic data are seldom available. It was shown that incidents sharing a common generic observation must be either merged together to a total incident or the generic observation must be split up in sub-observations, one for each such incident. The method was tested on the example of the German Konrad repository for low-level waste in a deep geological formation. (authors)

Grundler, D.; Mariae, D.; Muller, W.; Boetsch, W. [Institut fur Sicherheitstechnologie (ISTec), Koln (Germany); Thiel, J. [Bundesamt fur Strahlenschutz (BfS), Salzgitter (Germany)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategic petroleum reserve caverns casing damage update 1997  

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Hanging casing strings are used for oil and brine transfer in the domal salt storage caverns of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Damage to these casings is of concern because hanging string replacement is costly and because of implications on cavern stability. Although the causes of casing damage are not always well defined, many events leading to damage are assumed to be the result of salt falls impacting the hanging strings. However, in some cases, operational aspects may be suspected. The history of damage to hanging strings is updated in this study to include the most recent events. Potential general domal and local operational and material factors that could influence the tendency for caverns to have salt falls are examined in detail. As a result of this examination, general factors, such as salt dome anomalies and crude type, and most of the operational factors, such as geometry, location and depressurizations, are not believed to be primary causes of casing damage. Further analysis is presented of the accumulation of insolubles during cavern solutioning and accumulation of salt fall material on the cavern floor. Inaccuracies in sump geometry probably make relative cavern insolubles contents uncertain. However, determination of the salt fall accumulations, which are more accurate, suggest that the caverns with the largest salt fall accumulations show the greatest number of hanging string events. There is good correlation between the accumulation rate and the number of events when the event numbers are corrected to an equivalent number for a single hanging string in a quiescent, operating cavern. The principal factor that determines the propensity for a cavern to exhibit this behavior is thought to be the effect of impurity content on the fracture behavior of salt.

Munson, D.E.; Molecke, M.A.; Neal, J.T. [and others

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Keeping track of the damage  

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News Archives: News Archives: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed Keeping track of the damage Scientists resolve long-standing mystery of ion-solid interactions Reprinted with kind permission from ScienceWise - Science Magazine of the Australian National University JANUARY 27, 2009 Bookmark and Share Dr. Patrick Kluth and Claudia Schnohr. Silica (silicon dioxide) is the most abundant mineral in the earth's crust and consequently is a core component in many rocks. It's quite common for such rocks to also contain natural traces of materials like uranium that undergo slow radioactive decay. This radioactivity produces energetic particles that smash through the surrounding silica creating tracks of localized damage in their wake.

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Interferometric results from the Boeing grazing incidence FEL ring resonator  

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The Boeing HAP (High Average Power) experiment was reconfigured throughout 1989–1990 to incorporate a grazing incidence, 133 m round-trip ring resonator. Initial spectra, mode stability, coherence length, and interferometric wavefront quality measurements have been taken. This paper reports on the optical measurement techniques and data used to characterize the resonator optical output as having an optical path difference (OPD) of 2.0 to 2.5 optical wavelengths. A basic data-reduction methodology and analysis supporting the subtraction of effects caused by the 7 × beam reducer, fold mirrors, and the radial shear interferometer itself Noteworthy observations, such as the ability to overlay interferometric fringe data over the length of a macropulse (? 180 micropulses) without destroying the fringe visibility, and the occurrence of centrally localized (? 30% of the diameter) disturbances of the fringe pattern are also discussed. Coherence length measurements, made using the interferometer, showed the coherence length to be between 64 and 120 ?m. Attempts to measure the micropulse-to-micropulse mode stability were made and are discussed as well.

D.A. Byrd; S.C. Bender; E.L. Miller; D.H. Dowell

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ambient air pollution exposure and the incidence of related health effects among racial/ethnic minorities  

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Differences among racial and ethnic groups in morbidity and mortality rates for diseases, including diseases with environmental causes, have been extensively documented. However, documenting the linkages between environmental contaminants, individual exposures, and disease incidence has been hindered by difficulties in measuring exposure for the population in general and for minority populations in particular. After briefly discussing research findings on associations of common air pollutants with disease incidence, the authors summarize recent studies of radial/ethnic subgroup differences in incidence of these diseases in the US. They then present evidence of both historic and current patterns of disproportionate minority group exposure to air pollution as measured by residence in areas where ambient air quality standards are violated. The current indications of disproportionate potential exposures of minority and low-income populations to air pollutants represent the continuation of a historical trend. The evidence of linkage between disproportionate exposure to air pollution of racial/ethnic minorities and low-income groups and their higher rates of some air pollution-related diseases is largely circumstantial. Differences in disease incidence and mortality rates among racial/ethnic groups are discussed for respiratory diseases, cancers, and lead poisoning. Pollutants of concern include CO, Pb, SO{sub 2}, O{sub 3}, and particulates.

Nieves, L.A.; Wernette, D.R.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full-length high-temperature severe fuel damage test No. 2. Final safety analysis  

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Hazardous conditions associated with performing the Full-Length High- Temperature (FLHT). Severe Fuel Damage Test No. 2 experiment have been analyzed. Major hazards that could cause harm or damage are (1) radioactive fission products, (2) radiation fields, (3) reactivity changes, (4) hydrogen generation, (5) materials at high temperature, (6) steam explosion, and (7) steam pressure pulse. As a result of this analysis, it is concluded that with proper precautions the FLHT- 2 test can be safely conducted.

Hesson, G.M.; Lombardo, N.J.; Pilger, J.P.; Rausch, W.N.; King, L.L.; Hurley, D.E.; Parchen, L.J.; Panisko, F.E.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Deaths Caused by Interplate and Intraplate Earthquakes  

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is always more damaging in intraplate regions than in interplate regions, except in some special circumstances (Nichols & Beavers, 2003). The Southern Missouri event, shown in the figure, would be probably felt from Chicago to New Orleans and would cause... a significant local death toll. An earthquake kills more than 5,000 people on average every 900 days (Nichols & Beavers, 2003). The observation made by Nichols and Beavers in 2003 was that the number of fatal earthquakes per annum is increasing...

Jogunoori, Pushkin

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Hurricane-damaged Gulf of Mexico pipeline repaired with cold forging  

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Damage to Texaco Pipeline Inc.'s Eugene Island Pipeline System (EIPS) in last year's Hurricane Andrew prompted a complex repair project unique for the Gulf of Mexico. Damage, suffered when the anchor of a runaway semisubmersible drilling rig crashed into the 20-in. EPIS during the height of the storm, caused the pipeline to fail under pressure within 48 hr. after start-up following the storm. The paper describes the importance of the EIPS; system safety; Andrew's damage; locating the leak; repair options; the chosen system; mechanical bonding; end connectors and ball flanges; and diving operations.

Lewis, G. (Texaco Pipeline Inc., Houma, LA (United States)); DeGruy, P. (Texaco Inc., New Orleans, LA (United States)); Avery, L. (Big Inch Marine Systems Inc., Lafayette, LA (United States))

1993-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Competition between mesoplasticity and damage under HCF Elasticity/damage shakedown concept  

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during all the sample lifetime of the plasticity and damage effects. The plasticity mechanisms induce in the framework of the continuum damage mechanics, according to the identified physical mechanisms during, the damage growth arrest. Keywords High cycle fatigue; Multiaxial loading; Continuum damage mechanics

Boyer, Edmond

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Updated fracture incidence rates for the US version of FRAX®  

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presenting with non-vertebral fractures. Osteoporos Int 18:2006) Epidemiology of vertebral fractures: implications forORIGINAL ARTICLE Updated fracture incidence rates for the US

Ettinger, B.; Black, D. M.; Dawson-Hughes, B.; Pressman, A. R.; Melton, L. J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Recovery Procedure for Response to a Radiological Transportation Incident  

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This Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) Model Recovery Procedure contains the recommended elements for developing and conducting recovery planning at transportation incident scene...

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Damage experiments in a cylindrical geometry  

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Studying spallation damage with a cylindrical configuration allows for a natural recollection of the damaged material under proper driving conditions. Additionally, the damaged material can come to a complete rest without the application of further stopping forces. Specific areas of research include the damage initiation regime in convergent geometry, behavior of material recollected after damage, and effects of convergent geometry on the material response. Such experiments produce unique strain and shear stress states, motivating improvements in existing computational material models and increasing the predictive capabilities of codes. A LANL/VNIIEF joint experimental series has produced cylindrical aluminum failure initiation data and studied the behavior of material recollected after damage initiation and after complete failure. In addition to post-shot collection of the damaged target material for subsequent metallographic analysis, dynamic in-situ experimental diagnostics include velocimetry and transverse radial radiography. This paper will discuss the current experimental status.

Kaul, Ann M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Cell envelope damage in Escherichia coli caused by short-term stress in water.  

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...count - selective medium count (DLA, MA, etc.)/TSYA count...of 5 inches (ca. 127 mm) of mercury was used to obtain good cell...growth medium followed closely by DLA and MA supplemented with 0...desoxycholate (--0--), and DLA (--1--). determined by...

S K Zaske; W S Dockins; G A McFeters

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Loss Modeling of Death and Downtime Caused By Earthquake Induced Damage to Structures  

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). Figure 2.1(b) thus presents straight line relationship in log-log space for IM and EDP in the form of drift ?. The relationship governing the four-step model and which gives mutual relation between four graphs is (Mander and Sircar 2009): g1838g1838g...3005g3003g3006 = g3628 ? ?g3005g3003g3006 g3628 g3030 = g3628 g1845g3028g1845g3028 g3005g3003g3006 g3628 g3029g3030 = g3628 g1858g3028g1858g3005g3003g3006 g3628 g3029g3030g2879g3038 (2.1) where fa = annual frequency; Sa = spectral acceleration...

Ghorawat, Sandeep

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Immunological Detection of DNA Damage Caused by Melphalan Using Monoclonal Antibodies  

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...adducts were varied together in the serial dilutions. The concentrations of DNA and RNA 5100-'xo e 80- o: 60- 40-rescence inIS}= 0 z .,E_E1 100-Xo* 801o j60:' rt ^ 40- 20-Olx 4> \\ \\\\\\ \\\\\\ \\\\\\^:Va1111 ""i i ' "IMI' ""i10 100...

Michael J. Tilby; Jennifer M. Styles; Christopher J. Dean

1987-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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3'-Blocking Damage of DNA as a Mutagenic Lesion Caused by Hydrogen Peroxide in Escherichia coli  

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......Osaka 532-0031, Japan *** Present address: Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA **** Present address: Department of Radiation Research, Tohoku University School of......

Tadashi Takemoto; Qiu-Mei Zhang; Yukiko Matsumoto; Seiji Mito; Tadahide Izumi; Hironobu Ikehata; Shuji Yonei

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical characterization of damage resistant kilolayer'' rugate filters  

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Multilayer dielectric optical coatings produced by high temperature plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition (PCVD) have been previously shown to have very high surface and bulk damage thresholds (above 40J/cm{sup 2}). Because these experimental coatings are deposited on tubular substrates, conventional wavelength scanning cannot accurately measure the coating peak reflectance and bandwidth. Measurement of the variation of transmittance with incidence angle at fixed wavelength permits analysis of the coating spectral response. The results indicate that the PCVD coatings behave as nearly ideal'' rugate filters. Their optical performance agrees well with that predicted for a rugate by Southwell's coupled-wave theory and by the characteristic-matrix model. These 1000-layer-pair filters have maximum reflectances exceeding 99.9%, peak reflectance wavelengths within 0.5% of the design wavelength, and FWHM bandwidths narrower than 10 nm. Minor perturbations to the ideal rugate sinusoidal profile do not appreciably affect the coating optical performance. Comparison with calculations suggest that the only significant deviation of the PCVD structure from that of an ideal rugate is a small (0.7%) drift in the index period. Excellent optical performance and high damage resistance makes PCVD rugate coatings potentially useful for several high power laser applications. 13 refs., 7 figs.

Elder, M.L.; Jancaitis, K.S.; Milam, D.; Campbell, J.H.

1990-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Incident involving UCSD student(s) takes place. UCSD STUDENT  

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Incident involving UCSD student(s) takes place. UCSD STUDENT CONDUCT PROCESS for individual students (updated 9/20/11) The Office of Student Conduct receives an incident report (i.e. RA, RSO, UCSD Police, student/faculty/staff complaint, etc). If sufficient evidence is present to support a violation

Russell, Lynn

123

Abstract B17: Health disparities in brain cancer incidence  

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...GA Abstract B17: Health disparities in brain cancer incidence Emanuela Taioli 1 Wenqi...reported that US black patients have lower brain cancer rates than whites, and this has...Gregory J. Riggins. Health disparities in brain cancer incidence. [abstract]. In...

Emanuela Taioli; Wenqi Gan; Gregory J. Riggins

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal imaging investigation of modified fused silica at surface damage sites for understanding the underlying mechanisms of damage growth  

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We use an infrared thermal imaging system in combination with a fluorescence microscope to map the dynamics of the local surface temperature and fluorescence intensity under cw, UV excitation of laser-modified fused silica within a damage site. Based on a thermal diffusion model, we estimate the energy deposited via linear absorption mechanisms and derive the linear absorption coefficient of the modified material. The results indicate that the damage growth mechanism is not entirely based on linear absorption. Specifically, the absorption cross-section derived above would prove insufficient to cause a significant increase in the temperature of the modified material under nanosecond, pulsed excitation (via linear absorption at ICF laser fluences). In addition, irreversible changes in the absorption cross-section following extended cw, UV laser exposure were observed.

Negres, R A; Burke, M W; DeMange, P; Sutton, S B; Feit, M D; Demos, S G

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

GIS-based pre-mining land damage assessment for underground coal mines in high groundwater area  

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Coal mining cause different degrees of damage to both land and ecosystems. Evaluation of disturbed land is a fundamental and prerequisite work for land reclamation and rehabilitation. However, most of those evaluations were carried out when mining was under process or after it cease. This paper proposes an innovative assessment model for pre-evaluation which could be implemented before mining activity begins. A geographic information system (GIS) was constructed to evaluate land damage. Three natural condition factors and three geological condition factors were chosen for evaluation. The results show that: land damage was categorised as five degrees, which are negligible, slight, moderate, severe, and very severe. Furthermore, very severely damaged areas are mainly concentrated in the northwest part of the coal mine, whereas slight damaged areas are mainly concentrated in the southwest. The developed coupling technique was used to forecast land damage, and provide reference for reclamation work.

Wu Xiao; Zhenqi Hu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Nanofoams Response to Radiation Damage  

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Conclusions of this presentation are: (1) np-Au foams were successfully synthesized by de-alloying process; (2) np-Au foams remain porous structure after Ne ion irradiation to 1 dpa; (3) SFTs were observed in irradiated np-Au foams with highest and intermediate flux, while no SFTs were observed with lowest flux; (4) SFTs were observed in irradiated np-Au foams at RT, whereas no SFTs were observed at LNT irradiation; (5) The diffusivity of vacancies in Au at RT is high enough so that the vacancies have enough time to agglomerate and thus collapse. As a result, SFTs were formed; (6) The high flux created much more damage/time, vacancies don't have enough time to diffuse or recombine. As a result, SFTs were formed.

Fu, Engang [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Serrano De Caro, Magdalena [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wang, Yongqiang [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nastasi, Michael [Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE 68508; Zepeda-Ruiz, Luis [PLS, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94551; Bringa, Eduardo M. [CONICET and Inst. Ciencias Basicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, 5500 Argentina; Baldwin, Jon K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Caro, Jose A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

127

Corrosion-induced damage raises serious implications  

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One of the most difficult and often underestimated aspects of pipeline rehabilitation is the assessment of corrosion-induced damage. This question involves evaluation of damage from prior service as well as consideration of conditions which may pose additional time-dependent degradation which could affect the future serviceability of the pipeline. The present study examines the assessment of pipeline damage and rehabilitation requirements through knowledge of materials of construction, operating conditions, field inspection and service records.

Kane, R.D.; Cayard, M.S. [CLI International, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Electrodynamics of a planar photodiode discharge for an obliquely incident initiating laser pulse  

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An approximate analytic solution of Maxwell's equations is obtained inside a photodiode. Analysis of this solution shows that the earlier discovered significant decrease in the radiation field characteristics over an anode is caused by a considerable increase in the amplitude of a wave generated inside the photodiode, which for angles of incidence {theta} {yields} {pi}/2 achieves a value comparable to the initial electric field strength applied to the photodiode. In this case, the electromagnetic energy flux density inside the photodiode exceeds tens times or more the electromagnetic energy flux density over the anode. The results of numerical calculations confirm the analytic results.

Lazarev, Y. N., E-mail: yulaz@snezhinsk.ru; Syrtsova, Yu. G. [All-Russia Research Institute of Technical Physics, Russian Federal Nuclear Center (Russian Federation)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Image Processing Techniques applied for Corrosion Damage Analysis Mariana P. Bento, Fatima N. S. de Medeiros, Ialis C. de Paula Jr.  

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and gas tanks and pipelines is an important issue to avoid any untoward incidents. In this study we is highly recommended for inspection of storage tanks and pipelines in the oil industry, without disturbing will inevitably experience damage due to atmo- spheric corrosion. The early detection of corroded areas in oil

Lewiner, Thomas (Thomas Lewiner)

130

GIS Based Study of Probable Causes of Increase in Cancer Incidences in Iraq After Gulf War 1991.  

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?? The use of banned toxic weapons in Iraq during Gulf War 1991 started new debates. The increase in cancer cases was the main focus… (more)

Muhammad, Hassan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Ehrlichia Infection as a Cause of Severe Respiratory Distress  

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...State Department of Health recently alerted physicians about human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Westchester County, in the lower Hudson River valley, and on Long Island. This region has a high incidence of Lyme disease associated with the Ixodes scapularis tick vector. It has a high population density... To the Editor: Human ehrlichiosis is increasingly being recognized as a cause of a diverse spectrum of illness in geographic regions where the tick vectors are found. The New York State Department of Health recently alerted physicians about human ...

1996-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

132

AIR-RAID DAMAGED AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY  

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... Review record instances of the air-raid damage sustained by overhead lines, cables, and substation equipment, and the steps taken to effect repairs and restore supply (see also NATUBE ... only a slight puncturing of the casing. As an indication of the amount of damage substation equipment can withstand, a switchboard which was blown right out by blast needed only ...

1942-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

133

Vibration–based structural damage identification  

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...N. A. J. Lieven and D. J. Ewins Vibration-based structural damage identification...identification based upon changes in vibration characteristics is one of the few methods...last thirty years is first presented. Vibration-based damage detection is a primary...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 |  

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Cyber Security Incident Management Program, Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 The Department of Energy operates numerous interconnected computer networks and systems to help accon~plishit s strategic missions in the areas of energy, defense, science, and the environment. These systems are frequently subjected to sophisticated cyber attacks that could potentially affect the Department's ability to carry out its mission. During Fiscal Year 2006, the Department experienced 132 incidents of sufficient severity to require reporting to law enforcement, an increase of 22 percent over the prior year. These statistics, troubling as they may be, are not unique to the Department; they are, in fact, reflective of a trend in cyber attacks throughout the government.

135

Personnel Accountability for Non-COOP Incidents | Department...  

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Accountability for Non-COOP Incidents Responsible Contacts Bruce Murray HR Policy Advisor E-mail bruce.murray@hq.doe.gov Phone 202-586-3372 More Documents & Publications...

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Vitamin D and Cancer Incidence—Response to Grant  

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...September 2014 letter Letters to the Editor Vitamin D and Cancer Incidence-Letter from Grant William B. Grant * * Corresponding Author: William B. Grant, Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center, P.O. Box 641603, San Francisco...

Tea Skaaby; Lise Lotte Nystrup Husemoen; Allan Linneberg

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

A probabilistic safety analysis of incidents in nuclear research reactors  

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......System for Research Reactor (IRSRR). Available...System for Research Reactor (IRSRR). Available...76. 7 Manual on reliability data collection for research reactor PSAs. (1992) IAEA...probabilistic safety analysis of incidents in nuclear......

Valdir Maciel Lopes; Gian Maria Agostinho Angelo Sordi; Mauricio Moralles; Tufic Madi Filho

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Damage from methamphetamine abuse documented  

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Dennis Tartaglia, 212 481-7000, dennist@mbooth.com or Karen McNulty Walsh, 631 344-8350 go to home page Dennis Tartaglia, 212 481-7000, dennist@mbooth.com or Karen McNulty Walsh, 631 344-8350 go to home page 01-16 March 1, 2001 Researchers Document Brain Damage, Reduction in Motor and Cognitive Function from Methamphetamine Abuse "Speed" Shows More Neurotoxic Effects Than Heroin, Cocaine, or Alcohol UPTON, NY -- Two studies by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory provide evidence for the first time that abuse of methamphetamine -- the drug commonly known as "speed" -- is associated with physiological changes in two systems of the human brain. The changes are evident even for abusers who have not taken the drug for a year or more. The studies also found that methamphetamine abusers have reduced cognitive and motor functions, even at one year after quitting the drug. The findings appear in the March issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Cable Damage Detection System and Algorithms Using Time Domain Reflectometry  

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This report describes the hardware system and the set of algorithms we have developed for detecting damage in cables for the Advanced Development and Process Technologies (ADAPT) Program. This program is part of the W80 Life Extension Program (LEP). The system could be generalized for application to other systems in the future. Critical cables can undergo various types of damage (e.g. short circuits, open circuits, punctures, compression) that manifest as changes in the dielectric/impedance properties of the cables. For our specific problem, only one end of the cable is accessible, and no exemplars of actual damage are available. This work addresses the detection of dielectric/impedance anomalies in transient time domain reflectometry (TDR) measurements on the cables. The approach is to interrogate the cable using time domain reflectometry (TDR) techniques, in which a known pulse is inserted into the cable, and reflections from the cable are measured. The key operating principle is that any important cable damage will manifest itself as an electrical impedance discontinuity that can be measured in the TDR response signal. Machine learning classification algorithms are effectively eliminated from consideration, because only a small number of cables is available for testing; so a sufficient sample size is not attainable. Nonetheless, a key requirement is to achieve very high probability of detection and very low probability of false alarm. The approach is to compare TDR signals from possibly damaged cables to signals or an empirical model derived from reference cables that are known to be undamaged. This requires that the TDR signals are reasonably repeatable from test to test on the same cable, and from cable to cable. Empirical studies show that the repeatability issue is the 'long pole in the tent' for damage detection, because it is has been difficult to achieve reasonable repeatability. This one factor dominated the project. The two-step model-based approach is summarized as follows: Step 1, Cable Modeling: Given input-output TDR signals s(n) and x{sub U}(n) for a cable known to be free of damage, system identification algorithms are used to compute a dynamic prediction-error cable model that has output {cflx x}{sub U}(n). The model is declared valid when the innovations e{sub U}(n) = x{sub U}(n) {cflx x}{sub U}(n) satisfy a statistical zero-mean whiteness test. This validated model output is then used as a known reference to which other cables can be compared. Step 2, Cable Testing: The TDR output signal x{sub D}(n) from a cable under test is compared with the model output {cflx x}{sub U}(n) by computing the innovations e{sub D}(n) = x{sub D}(n) {cflx x}{sub U}(n). The innovations are tested using a short-term whiteness test statistic, which employs a statistical confidence interval. If the cable passes the test, this implies that the model is valid and the cable is declared undamaged. If the cable fails the test, this indicates a model mismatch, which means that the cable's dielectric properties have changed; and this implies that the cable is damaged. The test threshold is adjusted to maximize probability of detection and minimize probability of false alarm according to an empirically determined receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. An associated confidence interval on the probability of correct classification is also provided. The effectiveness of the algorithm is demonstrated using measured TDR signals for undamaged and damaged cables. Experimental and algorithmic methods for coping with repeatability issues are presented. The model-based damage detection algorithms have been shown to perform well for some representative examples of real TDR signals acquired using the two-dimensional (2D) mockup fixture. If the damage causes a short circuit, then damage detection performance is generally good to excellent. Examples include the cases demonstrated in this report for cuts and pinholes. If the damage does not cause a short circuit, then damage detection performance is generally poor to fair. Examples include

Clark, G A; Robbins, C L; Wade, K A; Souza, P R

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

140

TGF-.beta. antagonists as mitigators of radiation-induced tissue damage  

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A method for treating tissue damage caused by radiation is described by use of a TGF-.beta. antagonist, such as an anti-TGF-.beta. antibody or a TGF-.beta. latency associated protein. It is administered not more than a week after exposure, and is particularly useful in mitigating the side effects of breast cancer therapy.

Barcellos-Hoff, Mary H. (Oakland, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TGF-{beta} antagonists as mitigators of radiation-induced tissue damage  

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A method for treating tissue damage caused by radiation is described by use of a TGF-{beta} antagonist, such as an anti-TGF-{beta} antibody or a TGF-{beta} latency associated protein. It is administered not more than a week after exposure, and is particularly useful in mitigating the side effects of breast cancer therapy.

Barcellos-Hoff, M.H.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Formation Damage due to Iron Precipitation in Acidizing Operations and Evaluating GLDA as a Chelating Agent  

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Iron control during acidizing plays a key role in the success of matrix treatment. Ferric ion precipitates in the formation once the acid is spent and the pH exceeds 1-2. Precipitation of iron (III) within the formation can cause formation damage...

Mittal, Rohit

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

143

DAMAGE DETECTION IN METALLIC BEAMS FROM DYNAMIC STRAIN MEASUREMENTS UNDER DIFFERENT LOAD CASES BY USING  

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Investigaci�n en Ingenier�a Aeroespacial, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medell�n, Colombia. 2 MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, Engineering 4 Stroke, Base Engine, Mechanics, Measurement (EEDMM), Augsburg, Germany. 3.sierra@upb.edu.co ABSTRACT In general, the change in the local strain field or global stiffness caused by damage

Boyer, Edmond

144

A new damage testing system for detailed evaluation of damage behavior of bulk KDP and DKDP  

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We describe a new damage testing approach and instrumentation that provides quantitative measurements of bulk damage performance versus fluence for several frequencies. A major advantage of this method is that it can simultaneously provide direct information on pinpoint density and size, and beam obscuration. This allows for more accurate evaluation of material performance under operational conditions. Protocols for laser conditioning to improve damage performance can also be easily and rapidly evaluated.This damage testing approach has enabled us to perform complex experiments toward probing the fundamental mechanisms of damage initiation and conditioning.

DeMange, P; Negres, R A; Carr, C W; Radousky, H B; Demos, S G

2004-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

145

Intelligent-based Structural Damage Detection Model  

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This paper presents the application of a novel Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model for the diagnosis of structural damage. The ANN model, denoted as the GRNNFA, is a hybrid model combining the General Regression Neural Network Model (GRNN) and the Fuzzy ART (FA) model. It not only retains the important features of the GRNN and FA models (i.e. fast and stable network training and incremental growth of network structure) but also facilitates the removal of the noise embedded in the training samples. Structural damage alters the stiffness distribution of the structure and so as to change the natural frequencies and mode shapes of the system. The measured modal parameter changes due to a particular damage are treated as patterns for that damage. The proposed GRNNFA model was trained to learn those patterns in order to detect the possible damage location of the structure. Simulated data is employed to verify and illustrate the procedures of the proposed ANN-based damage diagnosis methodology. The results of this study have demonstrated the feasibility of applying the GRNNFA model to structural damage diagnosis even when the training samples were noise contaminated.

Lee, Eric Wai Ming; Yu, K.F. [Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong)

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

146

An Automated Method to Quantify Radiation Damage in Human Blood Cells  

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Cytogenetic analysis of blood lymphocytes is a well established method to assess the absorbed dose in persons exposed to ionizing radiation. Because mature lymphocytes circulate throughout the body, the dose to these cells is believed to represent the average whole body exposure. Cytogenetic methods measure the incidence of structural aberrations in chromosomes as a means to quantify DNA damage which occurs when ionizing radiation interacts with human tissue. Methods to quantify DNA damage at the chromosomal level vary in complexity and tend to be laborious and time consuming. In a mass casualty scenario involving radiological/nuclear materials, the ability to rapidly triage individuals according to radiation dose is critically important. For high-throughput screening for dicentric chromosomes, many of the data collection steps can be optimized with motorized microscopes coupled to automated slide scanning platforms.

Gordon K. Livingston, Mark S. Jenkins and Akio A. Awa

2006-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

147

UV-induced DNA Damage and Mutations in Hupki (Human p53 Knock-in) Mice Recapitulate p53 Hotspot Alterations in Sun-exposed Human Skin  

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...development of severely sun-damaged skin and...year (6 , 7) . Chronic sun exposure causes cumulative...spatial and statistical distribution of chromatin) and that...histologically normal, sun-damaged skin. Materials...and stored at room temperature. Vitamin A Clinical...

Jun-Li Luo; Wei-Min Tong; Jung-Hoon Yoon; Manfred Hergenhahn; Riita Koomagi; Qin Yang; Dominique Galendo; Gerd P. Pfeifer; Zhao-Qi Wang; and Monica Hollstein

2001-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

148

Damage spreading in the Ising model  

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We present two interesting results regarding damage spreading in ferromagnetic Ising models. First, we show that a damage spreading transition can occur in an Ising chain that evolves in contact with a thermal reservoir. Damage heals at low temperature and spreads at high T. The dynamic rules for the system’s evolution for which such a transition is observed are as legitimate as the conventional rules (Glauber, Metropolis, heat bath). Our second result is that such transitions are not always in the directed percolation universality class.

Haye Hinrichsen and Eytan Domany

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Carbon Fiber Damage in Accelerator Beam  

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Carbon fibers are commonly used as moving targets in Beam Wire Scanners. Because of their thermomechanical properties they are very resistant to particle beams. Their strength deteriorates with time due to radiation damage and low-cycle thermal fatigue. In case of high intensity beams this process can accelerate and in extreme cases the fiber is damaged during a single scan. In this work a model describing the fiber temperature, thermionic emission and sublimation is discussed. Results are compared with fiber damage test performed on SPS beam in November 2008. In conclusions the limits of Wire Scanner operation on high intensity beams are drawn.

Sapinski, M; Guerrero, A; Koopman, J; Métral, E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

2014 Headquarters Facilities Master Security Plan- Chapter 11, Incidents of Security Concern  

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2014 Headquarters Facilities Master Security Plan - Chapter 11, Incidents of Security Concern Describes DOE Headquarters procedures for reporting, investigating, and correcting Incidents of Security Concern.

151

E-Print Network 3.0 - action real-time grazing-incidence Sample...  

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operation... ) 12;Grazing Incidence Pumping (GRIP) Target optimum gain region On-axis x-ray laser Preformed plasma1... ps Grazing Incidence Pumping ... Source: Wang, Wei Hua -...

152

Formation damage in underbalanced drilling operations  

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Formation damage has long been recognized as a potential source of reduced productivity and injectivity in both horizontal and vertical wells. From the moment that the pay zone is being drilled until the well is put on production, a formation...

Reyes Serpa, Carlos Alberto

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

153

Probabilistic evaluation of flood damage in buildings  

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Because the ocean level keeps rising and because hurricanes and storms become increasingly destructive in terms of damage and economic loss, the built environment has become very vulnerable to floods. Every city is building ...

Wathier, Claire-Marine

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Restoration of Large Damage Volumes in Polymers  

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Restoration of Large...regenerative power of tissues...synthetic system that restores...hours. After restoration of impact damage...tripodal ligand system based on the...Ed., CRC Handbook of Chemistry...construction. Restoration of Large...

S. R. White; J. S. Moore; N. R. Sottos; B. P. Krull; W. A. Santa Cruz; R. C. R. Gergely

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

155

A matrix damage accumulation model for laminated composites  

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affect the response of the compo- rsent. The efiects of damage are refiected through the property degradation of the structure as the subcritical damage accumulates. For laminated composites, this sub- critical damage takes the form of matrix cracks... identifies damage as dominant. cracks and fracture mechanics is applied to predict crack growth. The physical significance of the damage mode is retained with this approach. LJnfor- tunately, the damage states in composite materials contain a multitude...

Lo, David Chi Shing

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

156

Ethanol causes cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of SK-N-SH neuroblastoma cells  

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...Amer Assoc Cancer Res, Volume 47, 2006 Ethanol causes cell cycle arrest and apoptosis...addition, numerous studies suggest that ethanol can damage various cells in culture...signaling cascades are critically important in ethanol-mediated cell death. In this study...

Kwon Yongil; Mikyung Kim; Wonho Kim

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

157

White-etching matter in bearing steel Part 2: Distinguishing cause and eect in bearing steel  

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White-etching matter in bearing steel Part 2: Distinguishing cause and eect in bearing steel through a mechanism called "white-structure flaking", has triggered many studies of microstructural damage associated with "white-etching ar- eas" created during rolling contact fatigue, although whether

Cambridge, University of

158

ORISE: REAC/TS Radiological Incident Medical Consultation  

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Radiological Incident Medical Consultation Radiological Incident Medical Consultation Radiological Incident Medical Consultation The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with a comprehensive capability to respond effectively to medical emergencies involving radiological or nuclear materials. Through the management of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), ORISE provides advice and consultation to emergency personnel responsible for the medical management of radiation accidents. REAC/TS strengthens hospital preparedness for radiation emergencies by preparing and educating first responders, medical personnel and occupational health professionals who will provide care to patients with a radiation injury or illness. REAC/TS staff provide medical advice,

159

Atomic-Scale Simulations of Cascade Overlap and Damage Evolution...  

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Atomic-Scale Simulations of Cascade Overlap and Damage Evolution in Silicon Carbide. Atomic-Scale Simulations of Cascade Overlap and Damage Evolution in Silicon Carbide. Abstract:...

160

High-energy radiation damage in zirconia: modeling results ....  

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energy radiation damage in zirconia: modeling results . High-energy radiation damage in zirconia: modeling results . Abstract: Zirconia has been viewed as a material of exceptional...

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Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?  

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Do cell phones, household electrical power wiring or appliance, or high voltage power lines cause cancer? Fuggedaboudit! No way! When pigs fly! When I'm the Pope! Don't text while you're driving, however, or eat your cell phone. All organisms absorb microwave radiation directly as thermal energy. In living organisms, the organisms' thermal control systems, including the blood flow, and various cooling mechanisms, such as sweating in humans, that work to maintain a stable body temperature rapidly transfer the absorbed energy to the environment. Any temperature rise is small or even unobserved. Any proposed mechanism by which cell phone radiation might cause cancer must begin with this fact. But the amount of radiation absorbed from a cell phone is less than that produced by normal metabolic processes, and much less than that produced by, for example, exercise. None of these normal metabolic processes cause cancer. Therefore, the much smaller amounts of energy from cell phones doesn't cause cancer either. All f...

Leikind, Bernard

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Common causes of material degradation in buried piping  

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Buried pipe may fail for innumerable reasons. Causes can be mechanical damage/breakage, chemically initiated corrosion, or a combination. Failures may originate either internally or externally on the pipe. They may be related to flaws in the design, to excessive or unanticipated internal pressure or ground level loading, and/or to poor or uncertain installation practice. Or the pipe may simply ``wear out`` in service. Steel is strong and very forgiving in underground applications, especially with regard to backfill. However, soil support developed through densification or compaction is critical for brittle concrete and vitrified clay tile pipe, and is very important for cast iron and plastic pipe. Chemistry of the soil determines whether or not it will enhance corrosion or other types of degradation. Various causes and mechanisms for deterioration of buried pipe are indicated. Some peculiarities of the different materials of construction are characterized. Repair methods and means to circumvent special problems are described.

Jenkins, C.F.

1997-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

163

Thyroid cancer incidence in relation to volcanic activity  

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Environmental or genetic factors are sought to explain the high incidence of thyroid cancer in Iceland. At present, it is impossible to cite any environmental factor, particularly one related to the volcanic activity in the country, which could explain the high incidence of thyroid cancer in Iceland. However, the thyroid gland in Icelanders is very small due to the high intake of iodine from seafood. It is, therefore, easier for physicians to find thyroid tumors. Furthermore, genetic factors are very likely to be of great importance in the small, isolated island of Iceland.

Arnbjoernsson, E.A.; Arnbjoernsson, A.O.; Olafsson, A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Nuclear accident and incident public affairs (pa) guidance  

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This Directive reissues reference (a) DoD Directive 5230.16 to update DoD policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the prompt release of information to the public in the interest of public safety, and to prevent public alarm in the event of accidents or significant incidents involving nuclear weapons or nuclear components, radioactive material, nuclear weapon launch or transport vehicles (when a nuclear weapon is aboard), or nuclear reactors under DoD control. It updates DoD policy, responsibilities, and procedures during an improvised nuclear device (IND) incident.

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1993-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

165

Skin cancer detection by oblique-incidence diffuse reflectance spectroscopy  

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and it is on the rise. If skin cancer is diagnosed early enough, the survival rate is close to 90%. Oblique-incidence diffuse reflectance (OIR) spectroscopy offers a technology that may be used...

Smith, Elizabeth Brooks

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Violation of Laws, Losses, and Incidents of Security Concerns  

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To set forth Department of Energy (DOE) procedures to assure timely and effective action relating to violations of criminal, laws, loses, and incidents of security concern to DOE. Cancels DOE O 5631.5. Canceled by DOE O 470.1 of 9-28-1995.

1992-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

167

Bifurcation analysis of an epidemic model with nonlinear incidence  

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In this paper, we consider an epidemic model with the nonlinear incidence of a sigmoidal function. By mathematical analysis, it is shown that the model exhibits the bistability and undergoes the Hopf bifurcation and the Bogdanov-Takens bifurcation. By ... Keywords: Bistability, Homoclinic, Limit cycle, Sensitive, Sigmoidal

Guihua Li, Wendi Wang

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Recent Developments in Field Response for Mitigation of Radiological Incidents  

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Recent Developments in Field Response for Mitigation of Radiological Incidents Carlos Corredor*, Department of Energy ; Charley Yu, Argonne National Labs Abstract: Since September 11, 2001, there has been a large effort by the government to develop new methods to reduce the consequence of potential radiological incidents. This is evident in the enhancement of technologies and methods to detect, prepare, or manage radiological incidents or accidents . With any radiological accident, radiological dispersal device (RDD), or improvised nuclear device (IND) , the major focus is always on the immediate phase of an incident or accident and less centered on the intermediate phase and the late recovery phase of that incident. In support of the 2008 protective action guides(PAGs) for RDDs , established by the Department of Homeland Security and by agreement with the EPA, the White House requested establishment of a series of operational guidelines that would focus on efforts during all phases of the incident and not just the immediate phase. “Operational Guidelines” were developed for this purpose. The operational guidelines are dose based pre-derived levels of radioactivity or radionuclide concentrations in various media that can be measured in the field and compared to the PAGs to quickly determine if protective actions are warranted. I.e can certain roads, bridges or metro systems be used, can the public return to their homes or businesses, can the public consume certain foods, etc. An operational guidelines manual, developed by a federal interagency working group led by the Department of Energy (DOE), was published in 2009 as the Preliminary Report on Operational Guidelines Developed for Use in Emergency Response to a Radiological Dispersal Device Incident, with its companion software RESidual RADiation (RESRAD)-RDD. With the development of the new PAG Manual (Interim Final 2013) by the EPA, an interagency working group was created under the auspices of the ISCORS to develop a revised operational guidelines manual that would reflect the changes by EPA’s new PAG Manual, new best available technology based on new dosimetric models (ICRP 60+), include operational guidelines for IND’s and increase the amount of radionuclides in the OGT Manual from 11 radioisotopes to 55. The new manual is scheduled for publication in 2015.

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DNA DAMAGE QUANTITATION BY ALKALINE GEL ELECTROPHORESIS.  

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Physical and chemical agents in the environment, those used in clinical applications, or encountered during recreational exposures to sunlight, induce damages in DNA. Understanding the biological impact of these agents requires quantitation of the levels of such damages in laboratory test systems as well as in field or clinical samples. Alkaline gel electrophoresis provides a sensitive (down to {approx} a few lesions/5Mb), rapid method of direct quantitation of a wide variety of DNA damages in nanogram quantities of non-radioactive DNAs from laboratory, field, or clinical specimens, including higher plants and animals. This method stems from velocity sedimentation studies of DNA populations, and from the simple methods of agarose gel electrophoresis. Our laboratories have developed quantitative agarose gel methods, analytical descriptions of DNA migration during electrophoresis on agarose gels (1-6), and electronic imaging for accurate determinations of DNA mass (7-9). Although all these components improve sensitivity and throughput of large numbers of samples (7,8,10), a simple version using only standard molecular biology equipment allows routine analysis of DNA damages at moderate frequencies. We present here a description of the methods, as well as a brief description of the underlying principles, required for a simplified approach to quantitation of DNA damages by alkaline gel electrophoresis.

SUTHERLAND,B.M.; BENNETT,P.V.; SUTHERLAND, J.C.

2004-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

170

Evaluation of Common Angling-Induced Sources of Epithelial Damage for Popular Freshwater Sport Fish using Fluorescein  

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Angling is a popular recreational activity across the globe and a large proportion of fish captured by anglers are released due to voluntary or mandatory catch-and-release practices. The handling associated with hook removal and return of the fish to their environment can cause physical damage to the epidermal layer of the fish which may affect the condition and survival of released fish. This study investigated possible sources of epithelial damage associated with several different handling methods (i.e. landing net types, interactions with different boat floor surfaces, tournament procedures) commonly used in recreational angling for two popular freshwater sport fish species, largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and northern pike (Esox lucius). Epithelial damage was examined using fluorescein, a non-toxic dye, which has been shown to detect latent epithelial damage. Northern pike exhibited extensive epithelial damage after exposure to several of the induced treatments (i.e., interaction with a carpeted surface, knotted nylon net, and line rolling) but relatively little epithelial damage when exposed to others (i.e., knotless rubber nets, smooth boat surfaces, or lip gripping devices). Largemouth bass did not show significant epithelial damage for any of the treatments, with the exception of fish caught in a semi-professional live release tournament. The detection of latent injuries using fluorescein can be an important management tool as it provides visual examples of potential damage that can be caused by different handling methods. Such visualizations can be used to encourage fish friendly angler behaviour and enhance the survival and welfare of released fish. It can also be used to test new products that are intended to or claim to reduce injury to fish that are to be released. Future research should evaluate the relationship between different levels of epithelial damage and mortality across a range of environmental conditions.

Colotelo, Alison HA; Cooke, Steven J.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

New perspectives on the damage estimation for buried pipeline systems due to seismic wave propagation  

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Over the past three decades, seismic fragility fonnulations for buried pipeline systems have been developed following two tendencies: the use of earthquake damage scenarios from several pipeline systems to create general pipeline fragility functions; and, the use of damage scenarios from one pipeline system to create specific-system fragility functions. In this paper, the advantages and disadvantages of both tendencies are analyzed and discussed; in addition, a summary of what can be considered the new challenges for developing better pipeline seismic fragility formulations is discussed. The most important conclusion of this paper states that more efforts are needed to improve the estimation of transient ground strain -the main cause of pipeline damage due to seismic wave propagation; with relevant advances in that research field, new and better fragility formulations could be developed.

Pineda Porras, Omar Andrey [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Fretting Corrosion Damage of Total Hip Prosthesis: Friction Coefficient and Damage Rate Constant Approach  

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1 Fretting Corrosion Damage of Total Hip Prosthesis: Friction Coefficient and Damage Rate Constant Building, University Park 16802 PA USA 4 Chair Professor Center for Research Excellence in Corrosion hip prosthesis. Fretting corrosion tests were conducted with stainless steel and poly (methyl

Boyer, Edmond

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Microsoft Word - SWPAIceStormDamage_021109.doc  

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1/09 1/09 Contacts: Beth Nielsen William Hiller Phone: 918-595-6762 918-595-6697 Email: elizabeth.nielsen@swpa.gov william.hiller@swpa.gov 1 of 1 TULSA, OK - A major segment of 161-kilovolt (kV) transmission line was returned to service around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, as Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), continued its efforts to repair damage caused by a January 26-27, 2009 ice storm in Arkansas and Missouri that affected 300 miles of Southwestern's 1,380-mile, high-voltage transmission system. Southwestern Operations reported early February 11, 2009, that repairs to the line stretching from Dardanelle Dam, near Russellville, Arkansas, to the Hilltop Switching Station near Marshall,

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To be submitted to Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics From the onset of damage to rupture: construction of responses with damage  

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To be submitted to Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics From the onset of damage to rupture: construction of responses with damage localization for a general class of gradient damage models Kim Pham solutions for the traction problem of an elastic damaging bar. This bar has a softening behavior which obeys

Boyer, Edmond

175

Microstructural coarsening effects on redox instability and mechanical damage in solid oxide fuel cell anodes  

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In state-of-the-art high temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) a porous composite of nickel and yttria stabilized zirconia (Ni/YSZ) is employed as the anode. The rapid oxidation of Ni into NiO is regarded as the main cause of the so-called reduction-oxidation (redox) instability in Ni/YSZ anodes due to the presence of extensive bulk volume changes associated with this reaction. As a consequence the development of internal stresses can lead to performance degradation and/or structural failure. In this study we employ a recently developed continuum formalism to quantify the mechanical deformation behavior and evolution of internal stresses in Ni/YSZ porous anodes due to re-oxidation. In our approach a local failure criterion is coupled to the continuum framework in order to account for the heterogeneous damage accumulation in the YSZ phase. The hallmark of our approach is the ability to track the spatial evolution of mechanical damage and capture the interaction of YSZ damaged regions with the local microstructure. Simulation results highlight the importance of the microstructure characterized by Ni to YSZ particle size ratio on the redox behavior and damage accumulation in as-synthesized SOFC anode systems. Moreover a redox-strain-to-failure criterion is developed to quantify the degree by which coarsened anode microstructures become more susceptible to mechanical damage during re-oxidation.

F. Abdeljawad; M. Haataja

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Induced Optical Losses in Optoelectronic Devices due to Focused Ion Beam Damages  

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A study of damages caused by gallium focused ion beam (FIB) into III-V compounds is presented. Potential damages caused by local heating, ion implantation, and selective sputtering are presented. Preliminary analysis shows that local heating is negligible. Gallium implantation is shown to occur over areas tens of nanometers thick. Gallium accumulation as well as selective sputtering during III-V compounds milling is expected. Particularly, for GaAs, this effect leads to gallium segregation and formation of metallic clusters. Microdisk resonators were fabricated using FIB milling with different emission currents to analyze these effects on a device. It is shown that for higher emission current, thus higher implantation doses, the cavity quality factor rapidly decreases due to optical scattering losses induced by implanted gallium atoms.

Vallini, Felipe; Reis, Elohim Fonseca dos; von Zuben, Antônio Augusto; Frateschi, Newton Cesário

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Dental radiology considerations in DVI incidents: A review  

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Multiple fatality incidents frequently have a significant forensic dental identification component. The use of radiographs, that provide objective evidence of the dentition prior to and after death is a vital part of the reconciliation procedure. Although these events share some common elements, every multiple fatality incident response has its own idiosyncrasies that require both flexibility and advance planning. The focus, from a post mortem perspective, is the making of excellent, permanent, and archival-quality images. The post mortem plan should have a capability for conventional film-based and digital imaging. Additionally, images should be produced in a radiobiologically responsible manner using optimum body-substance precautions. Finally, images (both ante mortem and post mortem) must be held in a secure fashion at a distance, protected from further hazard.

R.E. Wood; S.L. Kogon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Incident Energy Dependence of pt Correlations at RHIC  

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We present results for two-particle transverse momentum correlations, ({Delta}p{sub t,i}{Delta}p{sub t,j}), as a function of event centrality for Au+Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 20, 62, 130, and 200 GeV at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. We observe correlations decreasing with centrality that are similar at all four incident energies. The correlations multiplied by the multiplicity density increase with incident energy and the centrality dependence may show evidence of processes such as thermalization, jet production, or the saturation of transverse flow. The square root of the correlations divided by the event-wise average transverse momentum per event shows little or no beam energy dependence and generally agrees with previous measurements at the Super Proton Synchrotron.

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2005-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

179

Algae create glue to repair cell damage  

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... The reproductive secret of an environmentally damaging alga has been rumbled. When strands of Caulerpa taxifolia break off to form separate organisms, ... organisms, the parent heals itself with a fast-acting natural glue. This helps the algae to spread rapidly, but might also prove an Achilles heel, aiding the ecologists fighting ...

Mark Peplow

2005-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Feral burro populations: Distribution and damage assessment  

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This report was prepared to document (1) regional use of the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA, by burros, (2)influence of available water sources for burro use, (3) burro-related damage at several NTC sensitive habitat areas, and (4) management recommendations. All work described in this report was conducted in 1996 and 1997. Roadside transects were conducted and mapped using Geographical Positioning Systems/Geographical Information Systems (GPS/GIS) to indirectly measure relative abundance of feral burros (scat per mile) and to examine the spatial relationship of burro use to permanent or semi-permanent water sources that exist on the NTC. The authors also surveyed several permanent springs for burro-related damage and mapped the impact areas using GPS/GIS to quantify the extent of damage and to provide guidance on size and extent of burro exclosures in those areas. Photographs of the spring sites were also archived and permanent photo points were established for long-term monitoring of feral burro damage areas. In addition, aquatic invertebrate data collected during another spring site study were summarized and discussed in relation to burro-related impacts on the NTC`s sensitive habitats. Several water-quality parameters were also obtained from each spring, including temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, and total dissolved solids.

Tiller, B.L.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Nondestructive Damage Detection in General Beams  

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is to provide NDE methodologies that simultaneously identify the location, the extent, and the severity of damage in general beams. By general beams, we mean beyond Euler-Bernoulli beams (i.e. slender beams) to deep beams and stubby beams whose response may...

Dincal, Selcuk

2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

182

Heat removal aspects of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor safety in light of the Three Mile Island incident  

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The safety aspects of the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) loop design are compared with those of the Light Water Reactor (LWR), in light of the Three Mile Island (TMI) incident. The events at TMI are briefly described, the fundamental differences between the LWR water coolant and the LMFBR sodium coolant are presented, and the design of analogous LMFBR safety systems under similar events as those at TMI is discussed. A preliminary qualitative evaluation of a TMI-equivalent accident for an LMFBR indicates that there is likely to be: (1) negligible pressure transients in the primary loop, (2) no core damage, (3) isolation of the incident at the steam generator, and (4) no radiation release to the environment, except a negligible amount of tritium from the secondary sodium. Furthermore, with the absence of the ECCS (Emergency Core Cooling System), pressurizer, and other pressure-related components in the LMFBR design, operator action for a LMFBR should be much simpler in dealing with the coolant upset condition and the decay heat removal problems.

Victor, H.R.; Graf, D.G.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Damage to Polyethylene Terephthalate by Soft X-rays and High-energy Electrons  

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Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Damage to Polyethylene Terephthalate by Soft X-rays and High to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) caused by soft X-rays and energetic electrons have been measured using to polyethylene terephalate (PET) by TEM-EELS versus nonspatially resolved NEXAFS.5 That study also reported

Hitchcock, Adam P.

184

Modeling Multiple Causes of Carcinogenesis  

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An array of epidemiological results and databases on test animal indicate that risk of cancer and atherosclerosis can be up- or down-regulated by diet through a range of 200%. Other factors contribute incrementally and include the natural terrestrial environment and various human activities that jointly produce complex exposures to endotoxin-producing microorganisms, ionizing radiations, and chemicals. Ordinary personal habits and simple physical irritants have been demonstrated to affect the immune response and risk of disease. There tends to be poor statistical correlation of long-term risk with single agent exposures incurred throughout working careers. However, Agency recommendations for control of hazardous exposures to humans has been substance-specific instead of contextually realistic even though there is consistent evidence for common mechanisms of toxicological and carcinogenic action. That behavior seems to be best explained by molecular stresses from cellular oxygen metabolism and phagocytosis of antigenic invasion as well as breakdown of normal metabolic compounds associated with homeostatic- and injury-related renewal of cells. There is continually mounting evidence that marrow stroma, comprised largely of monocyte-macrophages and fibroblasts, is important to phagocytic and cytokinetic response, but the complex action of the immune process is difficult to infer from first-principle logic or biomarkers of toxic injury. The many diverse database studies all seem to implicate two important processes, i.e., the univalent reduction of molecular oxygen and breakdown of aginuine, an amino acid, by hydrolysis or digestion of protein which is attendant to normal antigen-antibody action. This behavior indicates that protection guidelines and risk coefficients should be context dependent to include reference considerations of the composite action of parameters that mediate oxygen metabolism. A logic of this type permits the realistic common-scale modeling of multiple causes of carcinogenesis and shifts the risk-assessment logic to considerations of ?what dose does?? in contrast to the current process of the substance-specific question of ?what dose is?? Whether reactive oxygen is the proximate or contributing cause of disease or simply a better estimate of biologically effective dose, it has enormous advantages for improved risk- and policy-based decisions. Various estimates of immune system modulation will be given based on radiobiology.

Jones, T.D.

1999-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

185

Continuum-based Multiscale Computational Damage Modeling of Cementitous Composites  

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of ? , and its comparison with experimental results by Kupfer et al. (1969) ...... 32 5.1 Evolution of the damage due to the change of the compressive hardening modulus Q ? for: (a) Exponential damage evolution law in Eq. (2.48) and (b) power damage... evolution law in Eq. (2.52) ............... 71 5.2 Evolution of the damage due to the change of the compressive hardening rate constant b? for: (a) Exponential damage evolution law in Eq. (2.48) and (b) power damage evolution law in Eq. (2...

Kim, Sun-Myung

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

186

Carbon Fiber Damage in Particle Beam  

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Carbon fibers are commonly used as moving targets in beam wire scanners. The heating of the fiber due to energy loss of the particles travelling through is simulated with Geant4. The heating induced by the beam electromagnetic field is estimated with ANSYS. The heat transfer and sublimation processes are modelled. Due to the model nonlinearity, a numerical approach based on discretization of the wire movement is used to solve it for particular beams. Radiation damage to the fiber is estimated with SRIM. The model is tested with available SPS and LEP data and a dedicated damage test on the SPS beam is performed followed by a post-mortem analysis of the wire remnants. Predictions for the LHC beams are made.

Dehning, B; Kroyer, T; Meyer, M; Sapinski, M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Pap test use and cervical cancer incidence in First Nations women living in Manitoba  

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...special-property>author-choice Pap test use and cervical cancer incidence in First Nations...Sciences, University of Manitoba This study examined Pap test utilization, Pap test results, and cervical cancer incidence among First...

Kathleen M. Decker; Alain A. Demers; Erich V. Kliewer; Natalie Biswanger; Grace Musto; Brenda Elias; Jane Griffith; Donna Turner

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Predicting scorpion sting incidence in an endemic region using climatological variables*  

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Predicting scorpion sting incidence in an endemic region using climatological variables* G. CHOWELL in Mexico. We analysed the significance of climatological variables to predict the incidence of scorpion seasonal pattern that correlates to climatological variables. An increase in scorpion activity

Chowell, Gerardo

189

Cellular responses to environmental DNA damage  

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This volume contains the proceedings of the conference entitled Cellular Responses to Environmental DNA Damage held in Banff,Alberta December 1--6, 1991. The conference addresses various aspects of DNA repair in sessions titled DNA repair; Basic Mechanisms; Lesions; Systems; Inducible Responses; Mutagenesis; Human Population Response Heterogeneity; Intragenomic DNA Repair Heterogeneity; DNA Repair Gene Cloning; Aging; Human Genetic Disease; and Carcinogenesis. Individual papers are represented as abstracts of about one page in length.

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1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Single cell trapping and DNA damage analysis using microwell arrays  

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With a direct link to cancer, aging, and heritable diseases as well as a critical role in cancer treatment, the importance of DNA damage is well-established. The intense interest in DNA damage in applications ranging from ...

Wood, David

191

Active and Knowledge-based Process Safety Incident Retrieval System  

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topics saved for quick access. The database search system developed in this research is similar to that of CCPS-PSID in the way that it offers folder search and word search. However, the PSID has a single level of folders (keyword list... maximum of four levels. Moreover, word search within a folder has also been included for the search system, which further improves searching capabilities. 5 Some of the existing incident databases that are open to public or accessible by Mary Kay O...

Khan, Sara Shammni

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

192

Studies on transmission and incidence of Trypanosoma theileri, Laveran 1902  

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vector. c) Ingestion of the insect vector. Sane evidence of intrauterirm transmission has been provided by several researchers. Dirc)anan, Manthei and Frank (1957) found T. theileri in the stanach of an ~ bovine fetus. Iundholm, Stors and Mc... were infected with T. theileri; the 2 calves were free fran infectian. Kohl-Yakimoff, Yakimoff and 13e)censky (1913) in Saint Peters- bourg, Russia, examined 14 cattle for T. theileri and faund a 35. 6rr incidence of infecticnr in another survey...

Betancourt Echeverry, Antonio

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Incidence of Childhood Obesity in the United States  

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...stratified the estimates of prevalence and incidence according to sex, quintile of the kindergartners' household socioeconomic status, and race or ethnic group (non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, or "other"). To understand the importance of weight early in life, we also stratified the data according... According to this report, nearly half of children who became obese between the ages of 5 and 14 years had been overweight and 75% had been above the 70th percentile for BMI at the start of kindergarten. Focusing on early childhood obesity may be important in stemming the epidemic.

Cunningham S.A.Kramer M.R.Narayan K.M.V.

2014-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the relationship between emotional history and the incidence of cancer in human subjects  

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SUBJECTS' CRITICAL INCIDENTS 55 APPENDIX D - SUMMARIES OF NON-CANCER 72 SUBJECTS' CRITICAL INCIDENTS APPENDIX E - RELEASE FORM 87 VITA 89 LIST OF TABLES Table Page B iographical Data of Sub j ects in Sample 10 Statistical Analysis of Data 22... Number of Critical Incidents and Final Evaluations in Non-Cancer Subjects 23 Number of Critical Incidents and Final Evaluations in Cancer Subjects 24 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page Emotionality Rating Scale 20 Relation between Ego Defenses, Level...

Sebastian, Henry Andrew

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Residual stress and damage-induced critical fracture on CO2 laser treated fused silica  

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Localized damage repair and polishing of silica-based optics using mid- and far-IR CO{sub 2} lasers has been shown to be an effective method for increasing optical damage threshold in the UV. However, it is known that CO{sub 2} laser heating of silicate surfaces can lead to a level of residual stress capable of causing critical fracture either during or after laser treatment. Sufficient control of the surface temperature as a function of time and position is therefore required to limit this residual stress to an acceptable level to avoid critical fracture. In this work they present the results of 351 nm, 3 ns Gaussian damage growth experiments within regions of varying residual stress caused by prior CO{sub 2} laser exposures. Thermally stressed regions were non-destructively characterized using polarimetry and confocal Raman microscopy to measure the stress induced birefringence and fictive temperature respectively. For 1 {approx} 40s square pulse CO{sub 2} laser exposures created over 0.5-1.25 kW/cm{sup 2} with a 1-3 mm 1/e{sup 2} diameter beam (T{sub max} {approx} 1500-3000 K), the critical damage site size leading to fracture increases weakly with peak temperature, but shows a stronger dependence on cooling rate, as predicted by finite element hydrodynamics simulations. Confocal micro-Raman was used to probe structural changes to the glass over different thermal histories and indicated a maximum fictive temperature of 1900K for T{sub max} {ge} 2000 K. The effect of cooling rate on fictive temperature caused by CO{sub 2} laser heating are consistent with finite element calculations based on a Tool-Narayanaswamy relaxation model.

Matthews, M; Stolken, J; Vignes, R; Norton, M

2009-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

196

Influenza Seasonality: Underlying Causes and Modeling Theories  

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...sporadic localized outbreaks. Such cases...mathematical models (31, 68...climates, flu infections...epidemics and outbreaks occur in tropical...seasonality. Flu season is characterized...dissemination model poses intriguing...accurately predict the incidence...respiratory syndrome outbreak at the Amoy...

Eric Lofgren; N. H. Fefferman; Y. N. Naumov; J. Gorski; E. N. Naumova

2006-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

197

Mechanisms of bioprosthetic heart valve failure: Fatigue causes collagen denaturation and glycosaminoglycan loss  

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caused progressive damage to the molecular structure of type I collagen as assessed by Fourier transform aortic valve cusps were 65.2 ± 8.66 g uronic acid/10 mg of dry weight for control and 7.91 ± 1.1 g uronic acid/10 mg of dry weight for 10­300 million cycled cusps. Together, these molecular changes contribute

Zand, Robert

198

ION GNSS 2004, Sept. 21-24, Long Beach, CA Automated Traffic Incident Detection with GPS  

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in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and in-vehicle telematics systems. ABSTRACT Traffic congestion can. Traffic Incident Detection Systems (IDS) use a variety of technologies to detect incidents so system for traffic incident detection. The system performance analysis was conducted using a combination

Calgary, University of

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Weekly Security Incident Log Period of Jun 24 -Jun 30, 2013  

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his drinking water bottle had been tampered with while it was left unattended. Toronto Police were. The vehicle driver left the scene without reporting the incident. 6/26/2013 10:13 AM Motor Vehicle Incident rear quarter panel. No injuries were reported. 6/26/2013 07:07 PM Motor Vehicle Incident 2013

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Weekly Security Incident Log Period of Jun 2 -Jun 8, 2014  

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. A description of a suspect was obtained. 6/4/2014 06:39 PM Theft, Under 2014-000979 ROSS BUILDING - NORTH TOWERWeekly Security Incident Log Period of Jun 2 - Jun 8, 2014 Incident No. Reported Date Building Name lot. No injuries were reported. 6/2/2014 06:19 PM Motor Vehicle Incident 2014-000960 TECHNOLOGY

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Weekly Security Incident Log Period of Nov 27 -Dec 2, 2012  

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was obtained. 11/28/2012 01:41 PM Suspicious Person 2012-002119 ROSS BUILDING - NORTH TOWER Private PropertyWeekly Security Incident Log Period of Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2012 Incident No. Reported Date Building:41 AM Theft, Under Weekly Security Incident Log Printed: 12/3/2012 3:18:11 PM 1 Period of Nov 27 - Dec 2

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Monitoring Forest Damage Methods and Development in Sweden  

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Monitoring Forest Damage Methods and Development in Sweden Sören Wulff Faculty of Forestry. Wulff) #12;Monitoring Forest Damage: Methods and Development in Sweden Abstract The aims of the work this thesis is based upon were to assess past and current methods of monitoring forest damage in Sweden

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Saga of Glass Damage in Urban Environments Continues  

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Saga of Glass Damage in Urban Environments Continues: Consequences of Aerodynamics and Debris Laboratory University of Notre Dame The Saga of Glass Damage in Urban Environments Continues: Consequences east of the city of Houston. Initial reconnaissance suggested that the observed glass/cladding damage

Kareem, Ahsan

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NONLINEAR ACOUSTIC IMAGING OF STRUCTURAL DAMAGES IN LAMINATED COMPOSITES  

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NONLINEAR ACOUSTIC IMAGING OF STRUCTURAL DAMAGES IN LAMINATED COMPOSITES L. Pieczonka1 , A. Klepka1 for imaging of structural damage in a laminated composite plate. The techniques that have been considered are performed on a carbon fiber/epoxy laminated composite plate with barely visible impact damage

Boyer, Edmond

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ORISE: DeepwaterHorizon and Nuclear & Radiological Incidents  

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Wi l l i a m H a l e y Wi l l i a m H a l e y B r a d P o t t e r C o mm o n C h a l l e n g e s a n d S o l u t i o n s J u n e 2 0 1 1 D e e p w a t e r H o r i z o n a n dN u c l e a r & R a d i o l o g i c a l I n c i d e n t s The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill shares many of the same challenges associated with a radiological incident like the one considered in the Empire 09 1 exercise or even a much larger nuclear incident. By analyzing experiences during Deepwater Horizon, these challenges can be identified by the interagency in advance of a radiological or nuclear emergency and solutions made available. Establishing and staffing a UnifiEd Command strUCtUrE The demands of Deepwater Horizon challenged the traditional response construct envisioned by national planning systems.

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Causes and Control of Wood Decay,  

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1 Causes and Control of Wood Decay, Degradation & Stain #12;2 Contents Moisture .................................................................................3 Wood Degradation: Causes and Control..............................4 Weathering......................................................................................................4 Naturally Decay-resistant Species...........................................................5 Wood

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MICROWAVE IMAGING FOR DAMAGE DETECTION Microwave imaging technology has been developed to detect invisible damage such as  

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to detect invisible damage such as voids and cracks inside concrete and debonding between concrete and fiber

De Flaviis, Franco

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Analysis of Pump-Turbine S Instability and Reverse Waterhammer Incidents in Hydropower Systems  

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Hydraulic systems continually experience dynamic transients or oscillations which threaten the hydroelectric plant from extreme water hammer pressures or resonance. In particular, the minimum pressure variations downstream of the turbine runner during the load rejection or other events may cause dangerous water column separation and subsequent rejoinder. Water column separation can be easily observed from the measurements of site transient tests, and has indeed caused serious historical damages to the machine and water conveyance system. Several technical issues regarding water column separation in draft tubes, including S instability of turbine characteristic curves, numerical instability and uncertainty of computer programs, are discussed here through case studies and available model and site test data. Catastrophic accidents experienced at a Kaplan turbine and in a long tailrace tunnel project, as well as other troubles detected in a more timely fashion, are revisited in order to demonstrate the severity of reverse water hammer. However, as there is no simple design solutions for such complex systems, this paper emphasizes that the design of hydraulic systems is always difficult, difficulties that are compounded when the phenomena in question are non-linear (water hammer), dynamic (involving wave interaction and complex devices of turbines, controls, and electrical systems), and non-monotonic (severity of response is seldom simply connected to severity of load as with vibrations and resonance, and the complexity of transient loads), and thus may lead to high economic and safety challenges and consequences.

Pejovic, Dr. Stanislav [University of Toronto] [University of Toronto; Zhang, Qin Fen [ORNL] [ORNL; Karney, Professor Byran W. [University of Toronto] [University of Toronto; Gajic, Prof. Aleksandar [University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia] [University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

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Summary of property damage control programs of the United States Department of Energy CY 1979  

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Calendar year 1979 was the second full year of operation of the Department of Energy. This report summarizes the loss experience in overall terms and itemizes facility and program achievements in property protection. Planned projects for CY 1980 are included and several subjects of interest to loss-control specialists are discussed in detail. Property damage from all causes was $2.5 million, of which $0.65 million was due to fire, the major cause of losses in both the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies. Combined losses for the 2 full years of Department of Energy experience total over $20 million, of which over $13 million is due to fire. The fire loss ratio for 1979 was 0.13 cents for each $100 of property values at risk, more than an order-of-magnitude less than that expeienced by the better class of insured private property. Final decontamination and cleanup costs necessitated by a product spill at a solvent-refined coal pilot plant at the end of 1979 may exceed $2 million. Even including this estimate, the total loss from all causes (fire, explosion, mechanical or electrical damage, acts of nature, radioactive and non-radioactive contamination/cleanup costs, and a variety of miscellaneous causes), would yield a loss ratio of about 1 cent for each $100 of property. This indicated the overall property protection program is exemplary.

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Mechanical Damage from Cavitation in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Accelerated Thrombolysis  

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for Mechanical Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.3.3 Connection to Mechanical Damage . . . . . . 3.41.2.5 Assessing mechanical damage . . 1.3 Bubble

Weiss, Hope

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation damage of polyethylene exposed in the stratosphere at an altitude of 40 km  

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Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) films were exposed at an altitude of 40 km over a 3 day NASA stratospheric balloon mission from Alice Springs, Australia. The radiation damage, oxidation and nitration in the LDPE films exposed in stratosphere were measured using ESR, FTIR and XPS spectroscopy. The results were compared with those from samples stored on the ground and exposed in a laboratory plasma. The types of free radicals, unsaturated hydrocarbon groups, oxygen-containing and nitrogen-containing groups in LDPE film exposed in the stratosphere and at the Earth's surface are different. The radiation damage in films exposed in the stratosphere are observed in the entire film due to the penetration of high energy cosmic rays through their thickness, while the radiation damage in films exposed on the ground is caused by sunlight penetrating into only a thin surface layer. A similarly thin layer of the film is damaged by exposure to plasma due to the low energy of the plasma particles. The intensity of oxidation ...

Kondyurin, Alexey; Bilek, Marcela

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Delay-active damage versus non-local enhancement for anisotropic damage dynamics computations with alternated loading  

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of anisotropic visco-damage, by introducing a material strain rate effect in the cases of positive hydro- static: anisotropic damage, concrete, non-local, visco-damage, micro-cracks closure Email address: desmorat such as concrete are mainly governed by the nucleation and the propagation of micro-cracks. Present within

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Low-temperature atmospheric plasma increases the expression of anti-aging genes of skin cells without causing cellular damages  

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Efforts to employ various types of plasma in the field of skin care have increased consistently because it can regulate many biochemical reactions that are normally unaffected by light-based therapy. One metho...

Jeong-Hae Choi; Hyun-Wook Lee; Jae-Koo Lee…

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SMITH NORMAL FORMS OF INCIDENCE MATRICES Abstract. A brief introduction is given to the topic of Smith normal forms of incidence  

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SMITH NORMAL FORMS OF INCIDENCE MATRICES PETER SIN Abstract. A brief introduction is given to the topic of Smith normal forms of incidence matrices. A general discussion of techniques is illustrated, the fundamental invariant is the Smith normal form of A, whose definition we now recall. A square integer matrix

Sin, Peter

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Survey of four damage models for concrete.  

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Four conventional damage plasticity models for concrete, the Karagozian and Case model (K&C), the Riedel-Hiermaier-Thoma model (RHT), the Brannon-Fossum model (BF1), and the Continuous Surface Cap Model (CSCM) are compared. The K&C and RHT models have been used in commercial finite element programs many years, whereas the BF1 and CSCM models are relatively new. All four models are essentially isotropic plasticity models for which 'plasticity' is regarded as any form of inelasticity. All of the models support nonlinear elasticity, but with different formulations. All four models employ three shear strength surfaces. The 'yield surface' bounds an evolving set of elastically obtainable stress states. The 'limit surface' bounds stress states that can be reached by any means (elastic or plastic). To model softening, it is recognized that some stress states might be reached once, but, because of irreversible damage, might not be achievable again. In other words, softening is the process of collapse of the limit surface, ultimately down to a final 'residual surface' for fully failed material. The four models being compared differ in their softening evolution equations, as well as in their equations used to degrade the elastic stiffness. For all four models, the strength surfaces are cast in stress space. For all four models, it is recognized that scale effects are important for softening, but the models differ significantly in their approaches. The K&C documentation, for example, mentions that a particular material parameter affecting the damage evolution rate must be set by the user according to the mesh size to preserve energy to failure. Similarly, the BF1 model presumes that all material parameters are set to values appropriate to the scale of the element, and automated assignment of scale-appropriate values is available only through an enhanced implementation of BF1 (called BFS) that regards scale effects to be coupled to statistical variability of material properties. The RHT model appears to similarly support optional uncertainty and automated settings for scale-dependent material parameters. The K&C, RHT, and CSCM models support rate dependence by allowing the strength to be a function of strain rate, whereas the BF1 model uses Duvaut-Lion viscoplasticity theory to give a smoother prediction of transient effects. During softening, all four models require a certain amount of strain to develop before allowing significant damage accumulation. For the K&C, RHT, and CSCM models, the strain-to-failure is tied to fracture energy release, whereas a similar effect is achieved indirectly in the BF1 model by a time-based criterion that is tied to crack propagation speed.

Leelavanichkul, Seubpong (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT); Brannon, Rebecca Moss (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT)

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3 INCIDENT RESPONSE PROCEDURES There are several stages involved in responding to a dugong live stranding or carcass incident  

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of exposing oneself to disease. It is essential that all people present wear protective clothing (gloves not assign a cause of death to 38-69% of their cases (Marine Mammal Commission 1998). However, those

Marsh, Helene

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Simulation of heavy ion induced electron yield at grazing incidence  

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We compare simulations to experiments measuring electron yield from heavy ions striking metal surfaces, in particular at grazing incidence, for 1.0 MeV potassium and 182.0 MeV gold ions striking stainless steel as measured in two recent experiments. We find the electron yield is proportional to within 3% for the potassium experiments and 13% for the gold experiments to the simulated energy deposited by the ions in a thin (?20???Å) layer at the target surface. We discuss how nonequilibrium stopping and ion wake fields may account for the larger disagreement with the gold experiments. An analytic estimate based on specular reflection predicts the peak in simulated and measured electron yield as a function of angle to within a few percent.

P. H. Stoltz; S. Veitzer; R. Cohen; A. W. Molvik; J.-L. Vay

2004-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling electron distributions within ESA's Gaia satellite CCD pixels to mitigate radiation damage  

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The Gaia satellite is a high-precision astrometry, photometry and spectroscopic ESA cornerstone mission, currently scheduled for launch in 2012. Its primary science drivers are the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will achieve its unprecedented positional accuracy requirements with detailed calibration and correction for radiation damage. At L2, protons cause displacement damage in the silicon of CCDs. The resulting traps capture and emit electrons from passing charge packets in the CCD pixel, distorting the image PSF and biasing its centroid. Microscopic models of Gaia's CCDs are being developed to simulate this effect. The key to calculating the probability of an electron being captured by a trap is the 3D electron density within each CCD pixel. However, this has not been physically modelled for the Gaia CCD pixels. In Seabroke, Holland & Cropper (2008), the first paper of this series, we motivated the need for such specialised 3D device modelling and outlined how its future resu...

Seabroke, G M; Burt, D; Robbins, M S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precise thermal NDE for quantifying structural damage  

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The authors demonstrated a fast, wide-area, precise thermal NDE imaging system to quantify aircraft corrosion damage, such as percent metal loss, above a threshold of 5% with 3% overall uncertainties. The DBIR precise thermal imaging and detection method has been used successfully to characterize defect types, and their respective depths, in aircraft skins, and multi-layered composite materials used for wing patches, doublers and stiffeners. This precise thermal NDE inspection tool has long-term potential benefits to evaluate the structural integrity of airframes, pipelines and waste containers. They proved the feasibility of the DBIR thermal NDE imaging system to inspect concrete and asphalt-concrete bridge decks. As a logical extension to the successful feasibility study, they plan to inspect a concrete bridge deck from a moving vehicle to quantify the volumetric damage within the deck and the percent of the deck which has subsurface delaminations. Potential near-term benefits are in-service monitoring from a moving vehicle to inspect the structural integrity of the bridge deck. This would help prioritize the repair schedule for a reported 200,000 bridge decks in the US which need substantive repairs. Potential long-term benefits are affordable, and reliable, rehabilitation for bridge decks.

Del Grande, N.K.; Durbin, P.F.

1995-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty of Radiant Power Calibration based on Synchrotron Radiation caused by Spectral Distribution and Polarization State  

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We have been attempting to establish an absolute scale of spectral radiance in ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet regions by using synchrotron radiation as a primary standard light source and also attempting to transfer the absolute scale to an under-test light source by comparing the under-test source with synchrotron radiation. The calibration apparatus does not function as ideal comparator because some properties of incident radiation, which are spectral distribution and polarization state, are different between synchrotron radiation and the under-test light source, and the signal of the apparatus accordingly depends on not only spectral radiant power but also depends on the properties of the incident radiation. We evaluated how the detector signal ratio was affected by the difference both experimentally and theoretically, and also evaluated the uncertainty of the scale transfer caused by the difference.

Zama, Tatsuya; Saito, Ichiro [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion-beam-induced damage formation in CdTe  

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Damage formation in <111>- and <112>-oriented CdTe single crystals irradiated at room temperature and 15 K with 270 keV Ar or 730 keV Sb ions was investigated in situ using Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) in channeling configuration. Defect profiles were calculated from the RBS spectra using the computer code DICADA and additional energy-dependent RBS measurements were performed to identify the type of defects. At both temperatures no formation of a buried amorphous layer was detected even after prolonged irradiation with several 10{sup 16} ions/cm{sup 2}. The fact that CdTe is not rendered amorphous even at 15 K suggests that the high resistance to amorphization is caused by the high ionicity of CdTe rather than thermal effects. The calculated defect profiles show the formation of a broad defect distribution that extends much deeper into the crystal than the projected range of the implanted ions at both temperatures. The post-range defects in CdTe thus do not seem to be of thermal origin either, but are instead believed to result from migration driven by the electronic energy loss.

Rischau, C. W.; Schnohr, C. S.; Wendler, E.; Wesch, W. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma focus assisted damage studies on tungsten  

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Tungsten is being considered as a front runner choice for the plasma facing component material of next generation fusion reactor because of its superior thermophysical and mechanical properties. Therefore, it is essential to study the ion material interaction of this material for its response to severe conditions of fusion reactor. In this work, we have used an ingenious ion source a namely plasma focus to study the effect of proton irradiation on tungsten under various experimental conditions. Exposed and reference tungsten samples were analyzed using optical microscope, scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and Vickers hardness tester. Surface analyses confirm the formation of microcracks, bubbles, blisters, holes, etc. X-ray diffraction pattern confirms the development of compressive stress on the sample due to thermal load and formation of other phases or some expanded phases. A slight reduction in hardness values is observed in case of the exposed sample than the reference sample.

M. Bhuyan; S.R. Mohanty; C.V.S. Rao; P.A. Rayjada; P.M. Raole

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anisotropy of Laser-Induced Bulk Damage of Single Crystals  

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The regularities of laser-induced damage of anisotropic materials, such as LiNbO3 and KDP dielectric single crystals, are experimentally studied. It is revealed that the shape of laser-induced damage in the dielectric crystals depends on the elastic symmetry of crystal and the propagation direction of the laser beam. When the beam propagates along the optic axis of crystals, the figures of the laser damage are six-path stars for LiNbO3 and four-path ones for KDP crystals. For the direction parallel to X and Y axes in KDP crystal, the damage has initially cross-like configuration, with further splitting of Z-oriented crack into two cracks in the process of damage evolution, leading to transformation of orthogonal-type damage to a hexagonal-type one.

Krupych, O; Smaga, I; Vlokh, R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnostics for the detection and evaluation of laser induced damage  

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The Laser Damage and Conditioning Group at LLNL is evaluating diagnostics which will help make damage testing more efficient and reduce the risk of damage during laser conditioning. The work to date has focused on photoacoustic and scattered light measurements on 1064-nm wavelength HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} multilayer mirror and polarizer coatings. Both the acoustic and scatter diagnostics have resolved 10 {mu}m diameter damage points in these coatings. Using a scanning stage, the scatter diagnostic can map both intrinsic and laser-induced scatter. Damage threshold measurements obtained using scatter diagnostics compare within experimental error with those measured using 100x Nomarski microscopy. Scatter signals measured during laser conditioning can be used to detect damage related to nodular defects.

Sheehan, L.; Kozlowski, M.; Rainer, F.

1995-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage detection in initially nonlinear systems  

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The primary goal of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is to detect structural anomalies before they reach a critical level. Because of the potential life-safety and economic benefits, SHM has been widely studied over the past decade. In recent years there has been an effort to provide solid mathematical and physical underpinnings for these methods; however, most focus on systems that behave linearly in their undamaged state - a condition that often does not hold in complex 'real world' systems and systems for which monitoring begins mid-lifecycle. In this work, we highlight the inadequacy of linear-based methodology in handling initially nonlinear systems. We then show how the recently developed autoregressive support vector machine (AR-SVM) approach to time series modeling can be used for detecting damage in a system that exhibits initially nonlinear response. This process is applied to data acquired from a structure with induced nonlinearity tested in a laboratory environment.

Bornn, Luke [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Decomposition of Radiation-Damaged Polystyrene  

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The radiation-damaged polystyrene (given the identification name of 'polycube') was fabricated by mixing high-density polystyrene material ("Dylene Fines # 100") with plutonium and uranium oxides. The polycubes were used in the 1960s for criticality studies during processing of spent nuclear fuel. The polycubes have since been stored for almost 40 years at the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) after failure of two processes to reclaim the plutonium and uranium oxides from the polystyrene matrix. Thermal decomposition products from this highly cross-linked polystyrene matrix were characterized using Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS) system coupled to a horizontal furnace. The decomposition studies were performed in air and helium atmospheres at about 773 K. The volatile and semi-volatile organic products for the radiation-damaged polystyrene were different compared to virgin polystyrene. The differences were in the number of organic species generated and their concentrations. In the inert (i.e., helium) atmosphere, the major volatile organic products identified (in order of decreasing concentrations) were styrene, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, nathphalene, propane, .alpha.-methylbenzene, indene and 1,2,3-trimethylbenzene. But in air, the major volatile organic species identified changed slightly. Concentrations of the organic species in the inert atmosphere were significantly higher than those for the air atmosphere processing. Overall, 38 volatile organic species were identified in the inert atmosphere compared to 49 species in air. Twenty of the 38 species in the inert conditions were also products in the air atmosphere. Twenty-two oxidized organic products were identified during thermal processing in air.

Abrefah, John; Klinger, George S.

2000-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Decomposition of Radiation-Damaged Polystyrene  

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The radiation-damaged polystyrene material (''polycube'') used in this study was synthesized by mixing a high-density polystyrene (''Dylene Fines No. 100'') with plutonium and uranium oxides. The polycubes were used on the Hanford Site in the 1960s for criticality studies to determine the hydrogen-to-fissile atom ratios for neutron moderation during processing of spent nuclear fuel. Upon completion of the studies, two methods were developed to reclaim the transuranic (TRU) oxides from the polymer matrix: (1) burning the polycubes in air at 873 K; and (2) heating the polycubes in the absence of oxygen and scrubbing the released monomer and other volatile organics using carbon tetrachloride. Neither of these methods was satisfactory in separating the TRU oxides from the polystyrene. Consequently, the remaining polycubes were sent to the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) for storage. Over time, the high dose of alpha and gamma radiation has resulted in a polystyrene matrix that is highly cross-linked and hydrogen deficient and a stabilization process is being developed in support of Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board Recommendation 94-1. Baseline processes involve thermal treatment to pyrolyze the polycubes in a furnace to decompose the polystyrene and separate out the TRU oxides. Thermal decomposition products from this degraded polystyrene matrix were characterized by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to provide information for determining the environmental impact of the process and for optimizing the process parameters. A gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) system coupled to a horizontal tube furnace was used for the characterization studies. The decomposition studies were performed both in air and helium atmospheres at 773 K, the planned processing temperature. The volatile and semi-volatile organic products identified for the radiation-damaged polystyrene were different from those observed for virgin polystyrene. The differences were in the n umber of organic species generated and their concentrations.

J Abrefah GS Klinger

2000-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermomechanics of damage and fatigue by a phase field model  

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In the paper we present an isothermal model for describing damage and fatigue by the use of the Ginzburg-Landau (G-L) equation. Fatigue produces progressive damage, which is related with a variation of the internal structure of the material. The G-L equation studies the evolution of the order parameter, which describes the constitutive arrangement of the system and, in this framework, the evolution of damage. The thermodynamic coherence of the model is proved. In the last part of the work, we extend the results of the paper to a non-isothermal system, where fatigue contains thermal effects, which increase the damage of materials.

Giovambattista Amendola; Mauro Fabrizio

2014-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Hail Ice Damage of Stringer-Stiffened Curved Composite Panels /  

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Stiffener Impact Damage. Composite Structures 2003;62:213–FTE Values of Carbon/Epoxy Composite Tape Laminate Plates [Sarh B, Kismarton MU. Composite Structures: The First 100

Le, Jacqueline Linh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Damage in Titanate Ceramics Used for Plutonium Immobilization  

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Results from radiation damage experiments are discussed with respect to the immobilization of Pu declared excess to the weapons programs. The ceramics are titanate-based.

Strachan, Denis M.; Scheele, Randall D.; Kozelisky, Anne E.; Sell, Richard L.; Schaef, Herbert T.; O'Hara, Matthew J.; Brown, Christopher F.; Buchmiller, William C.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Case of Acquired Stuttering Following Brain Damage  

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Whilst neurogenic stuttering is by now a well-recognized nosological ... , this volume). A case of acquired stuttering following brain damage sustained in adulthood is...

H. Bijleveld; A.-M. Simon

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Femtosecond Laser Damage Resistance of Optical Coating Materials  

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On the basis of recent experiments and published results we investigate the Laser Induced Damage Threshold of optical coatings materials (oxides, fluorides, mixture materials) with...

Gallais, Laurent; Commandré, Mireille

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Seismic damage identification for steel structures using distributed fiber optics  

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A distributed fiber optic monitoring methodology based on optic time domain reflectometry technology is developed for seismic damage identification of steel structures. Epoxy with a...

Hou, Shuang; Cai, C S; Ou, Jinping

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron scattering by rough surfaces at grazing incidence  

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There are a number of calculations in the literature of the effect of statistical surface roughness on the specular and diffuse scattering of neutrons and x rays which impinge on surfaces at grazing incidence. These calculations do not agree with one another and in some cases lack internal consistency. In this paper I show that these discrepancies can be resolved within the distorted-wave Born approximation. The result I obtain for the specular reflectivity is the widely used version of Nevot and Croce, while that for the diffuse scattering is the same as a recent calculation by Sinha, Sirota, Garoff, and Stanley. The approximations made by Nevot and Croce are clearly revealed by the distorted-wave Born approximation. A simple numerical algorithm is proposed for the calculation of diffuse scattering from a surface whose roughness is self-affine, and the form of the scattering is calculated for a range of parameters within this model. The calculation of diffusion scattering is extended in this paper to the case of films with rough surfaces. Correlation between roughness at the two film surfaces is considered and shown to be important for the description of neutron reflectivity data obtained with a thin film of titanium deposited on a sapphire substrate.

Roger Pynn

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The incidence and prevalence of hypertension in the Province of Quebec.  

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??The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence, incidence and lifetime risk of developing hypertension after a given age in the Province of… (more)

Vallée, Michel.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - annual cancer incidence Sample Search Results  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: annual cancer incidence Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 aallll IIrreell aanndd ccaanncceerr...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analysing healthcare incident Sample Search...  

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, many of the telemedicine incidents reported to MAUDE demonstrate that ... Source: Johnson, Chris - Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow Collection: Computer...

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Effects of intercropping systems on incidence and damage to cotton by Diaparopsis Castenea Hampson(lepidoptera:Arctiidae)in Magoye,Mazabuka district of Zambia.  

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??The Red bollworm, Diaparopsis Castenea Hampson, is an insect that has become a major pest of cotton in Zambia. This study was conducted in Magoye,… (more)

Chijikwa, Mutibo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A REVIEW OF THE COMMON CAUSES OF BOILER FAILURE IN THE SUGAR INDUSTRY  

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Unscheduled boiler outages in process industries are a major problem resulting not only in expensive emergency repairs, but also loss of production. This paper draws on the experience of the author's company relating to common failures of pressure parts of boilers. The paper identifies the most common types of pressure part failure and the metallurgical mechanism involved. With a knowledge of the underlying failure mechanism a number of basic causes can be identified. The paper suggests solutions that, if implemented, can reduce the incidence of unscheduled outages and thereby improve profitability.

K B Mcintyre

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The inspection of recovery boilers to detect factors that cause critical leaks  

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Records compiled by the Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee (BLRBAC) include more than 140 recovery boiler explosions that occurred from 1948 to 1990. Although some incidents were due to improper boiler operation, many were caused by critical leaks arising from corrosion, erosion, metal fatigue, or other processes not directly under the control of the boiler operator. In this paper, the authors will examine the extent to which common boiler inspection practices can be expected to expose conditions like those that have led to critical leaks.

Bauer, D.G.; Sharp, W.B.A. (Westvaco Corp., Laurel Research Lab., Laurel, MD (United States))

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation damage to amorphous carbon thin films irradiated by multiple 46.9 nm laser shots below the single-shot damage threshold  

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High-surface-quality amorphous carbon (a-C) optical coatings with a thickness of 45 nm, deposited by magnetron sputtering on a silicon substrate, were irradiated by the focused beam of capillary-discharge Ne-like Ar extreme ultraviolet laser (CDL=capillary-discharge laser; XUV=extreme ultraviolet, i.e., wavelengths below 100 nm). The laser wavelength and pulse duration were 46.9 nm and 1.7 ns, respectively. The laser beam was focused onto the sample surface by a spherical Sc/Si multilayer mirror with a total reflectivity of about 30%. The laser pulse energy was varied from 0.4 to 40 muJ on the sample surface. The irradiation was carried out at five fluence levels between 0.1 and 10 J/cm{sup 2}, accumulating five different series of shots, i.e., 1, 5, 10, 20, and 40. The damage to the a-C thin layer was investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Nomarski differential interference contrast (DIC) optical microscopy. The dependence of the single-shot-damaged area on pulse energy makes it possible to determine a beam spot diameter in the focus. Its value was found to be equal to 23.3+-3.0 mum using AFM data, assuming the beam to have a Gaussian profile. Such a plot can also be used for a determination of single-shot damage threshold in a-C. A single-shot threshold value of 1.1 J/cm{sup 2} was found. Investigating the consequences of the multiple-shot exposure, it has been found that an accumulation of 10, 20, and 40 shots at a fluence of 0.5 J/cm{sup 2}, i.e., below the single-shot damage threshold, causes irreversible changes of thin a-C layers, which can be registered by both the AFM and the DIC microscopy. In the center of the damaged area, AFM shows a-C removal to a maximum depth of 0.3, 1.2, and 1.5 nm for 10-, 20- and 40-shot exposure, respectively. Raman microprobe analysis does not indicate any change in the structure of the remaining a-C material. The erosive behavior reported here contrasts with the material expansion observed earlier [L. Juha et al., Proc. SPIE 5917, 91 (2005)] on an a-C sample irradiated by a large number of femtosecond pulses of XUV high-order harmonics.

Juha, L.; Hajkova, V.; Vorlicek, V. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Chalupsky, J. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Brehova 7, 115 19 Prague 1 (Czech Republic); Ritucci, A.; Reale, A.; Zuppella, P. [Department of Physics, University of L'Aquila, gc Laboratorio Nazionale del Gran Sasso (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare-INFN), 67010 Coppito, L'Aquila (Italy); Stoermer, M. [GKSS Research Center, Max-Planck-Strasse 1, D-21502 Geesthacht (Germany)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Foreign object damage on the leading edge of gas turbine blades  

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Abstract The severe damages to the leading edge of aircraft blades occur when millimeter-sized particles such as sands, gravels or even the pieces of the engine components impact those of blades, which is called hard body impact or foreign object damage. This damage produces the geometry discontinuity such as the notch on the blades which becomes the site for fatigue crack initiation. FOD on the leading edge of the turbine blade is done by using the finite element method in this paper. Experimental stress analysis is performed for investigating the stress concentration factor at the crater base and is compared with the data from the finite element and the analytical method. The comparison shows that the finite element method results agree well with the experimental and analytical data at the crater base. Then the residual stress along the largest blade length is obtained for the potential crack initiating regions, and at the end, the analysis focuses on the comparison between the quasi-static indentation and fully dynamic impact for three critical locations where the tensile residual stresses cause crack initiation.

Seyed Masoud Marandi; Kh. Rahmani; Mehdi Tajdari

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building damage risk assessment on mining terrains in Poland with GIS application  

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The aim of the paper was to present an approach to building damage risk assessment on mining induced areas. The presented method was developed in Poland and then adopted in the other European countries. The method shown is based on a comparison between buildings strength and terrain deformation. Prediction principles of the mining terrain deformation and terrain categorization were described in the paper. Moreover a point method for a building strength to mining impact evaluation was discussed. It should be emphasized that the presented method is optimal for densely build-up areas. The authors proposed supporting actually applied method by GIS analyses. As a case study a densely build-up area influenced by an underground mining exploitation of one of the biggest Polish coal mines has been chosen. The application of the presented method supported by GIS on chosen area enables more automated assessment of building damage caused by mining activity. The procedure outlined in this paper may also be satisfactorily applied in the other counties which cope with the problem of building damage risk assessment optimization.

A. Malinowska; R. Hejmanowski

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Graded Materials for Resistance to Contact Deformation and Damage  

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Graded Materials for Resistance to Contact Deformation and Damage S. Suresh The mechanical response, materials sci- entists increasingly aim to engineer graded materials that are more damage-resistant than of materials with spatial gradients in composition and structure is of considerable interest in disciplines

Suresh, Subra

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Total dose radiation response of plasma-damaged NMOS devices  

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Plasma-damaged NMOS devices were subjected to the X-ray total dose irradiation. Unlike the traditional hot-carrier or Fowler-Nordheim (F-N) stress where the hole trap generation is less pronounced, this study shows enhanced hole trap and interface trap generation on plasma-damaged devices after total dose irradiation.

Yue, J.; Lo, E.; Flanery, M. [Honeywell Solid-State Electronic Center, Plymouth, MN (United States)] [Honeywell Solid-State Electronic Center, Plymouth, MN (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GHG Targets as Insurance Against Catastrophic Climate Damages  

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GHG Targets as Insurance Against Catastrophic Climate Damages Martin L. Weitzman The climate system GHG concentration targets as insurance against catastrophic climate-change temperatures and damages, the primary reason for keeping GHG levels down is to insure against high-temperature catastrophic climate

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An enhanced Lemaitre model formulation for materials processing damage computation  

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are presented and discussed to deal with complex multiaxial configurations ­ such as multi-stages bulk forming loading, involving crack closure effects. - Simple parameters identification: whatever the damage model used, the identification of damage parameters is an important issue. Most of the time

Boyer, Edmond

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Evaluation of moisture damage within asphalt concrete mixes  

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Pavements are a major part of the infrastructure in the United States. Moisture damage of these pavements is a significant problem. To predict and prevent this kind of moisture damage a great deal of research has been performed on this issue in past...

Shah, Brij D.

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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20 May 2013 Moore, Oklahoma, Tornado: Damage Survey and Analysis  

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The tornado that affected Moore, Oklahoma, and the surrounding area on 20 May 2013 was an extreme event. It traveled 23 km and damage was up to 1.7 km wide. The tornado killed 24 people, injured over 200 others, and damaged many structures. A team ...

Donald Burgess; Kiel Ortega; Greg Stumpf; Gabe Garfield; Chris Karstens; Tiffany Meyer; Brandon Smith; Doug Speheger; Jim Ladue; Rick Smith; Tim Marshall

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LASER ULTRASONIC IMAGING FOR IMPACT DAMAGE VISUALIZATION IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURE  

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LASER ULTRASONIC IMAGING FOR IMPACT DAMAGE VISUALIZATION IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURE Chao Zhang1 , Jinhao Qiu1* , Hongli Ji1 1 State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures ultrasonic scanning technique has great potential for damage evaluation in various applications. In order

Boyer, Edmond

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Application of Damage Detection Techniques Using Wind Turbine Modal Data  

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As any structure ages, its structural characteristics will also change. The goal of this work was to determine if modal response data fkom a wind turbine could be used in the detection of damage. The input stimuli to the wind turbine were from traditional modal hammer input and natural wind excitation. The structural response data was acquired using accelerometers mounted on the rotor of a parked and undamaged horizontal-axis wind turbine. The bolts at the root of one of the three blades were then loosened to simulate a damaged blade. The structural response data of the rotor was again recorded. The undamaged and damage-simulated datasets were compared using existing darnage detection algorithms. Also, a novel algorithm for combining the results of different damage detection algorithms was utilized in the assessment of the data. This paper summarizes the code development and discusses some preliminary damage detection results.

Gross, E.; Rumsey, M.; Simmermacher, T.; Zadoks, R.I.

1998-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Excavation Damaged Zones In Rock Salt Formations  

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Salt formations have long been proposed as potential host rocks for nuclear waste disposal. After the operational phase of a repository the openings, e.g., boreholes, galleries, and chambers, have to be sealed in order to avoid the release of radionuclides into the biosphere. For optimising the sealing techniques knowledge about the excavation damaged zones (EDZ) around these openings is essential. In the frame of a project performed between 2004 and 2007, investigations of the EDZ evolution were performed in the Stassfurt halite of the Asse salt mine in northern Germany. Three test locations were prepared in the floor of an almost 20 year old gallery on the 800-m level of the Asse mine: (1) the drift floor as existing, (2) the new drift floor shortly after removing of a layer of about 1 m thickness of the floor with a continuous miner, (3) the new drift floor 2 years after cutting off the 1-m layer. Subject of investigation were the diffusive and advective gas transport and the advective brine transport very close to the opening. Spreading of the brine was tracked by geo-electric monitoring in order to gain information about permeability anisotropy. Results obtained showed that EDZ cut-off is a useful method to improve sealing effectiveness when constructing technical barriers. (authors)

Jockwer, N.; Wieczorek, K. [Gesellschaft fur Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH, Braunschweig (Germany)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cancer incidences in Europe related to mortalities, and ethnohistoric, genetic, and  

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Cancer incidences in Europe related to mortalities, and ethnohistoric, genetic, and geographic We have previously shown that geographic differences in cancer mortalities in Europe are related of 45 male and 47 female cancers. Differences in cancer incidences are correlated moder- ately, first

Rosenberg, Michael S.

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Eur J Cancer. Author manuscript Social inequalities in cancer incidence and cancer survival: Lessons from  

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Eur J Cancer. Author manuscript Page /1 5 Social inequalities in cancer incidence and cancer ( ). With regards to cancer risk, a first comprehensive review of socioeconomic inequalities was1 published by IARC in 1997 ( ). This review covered inequalities in cancer mortality, incidence and survival and discussed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Childhood leukaemia incidence below the age of 5 years near French nuclear power plants  

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Childhood leukaemia incidence below the age of 5 years near French nuclear power plants D Laurier 1 living in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in Germany. We present herein results about the incidence of childhood leukaemia in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in France for the same age range. These results

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The low energy ion assisted control of interfacial structure: ion incident angle eects  

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The low energy ion assisted control of interfacial structure: ion incident angle eects X.W. Zhou *, H.N.G. Wadley Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied atomistic modeling of normal incident angle ion impacts with model Ni/Cu/Ni multilayer surfaces have

Wadley, Haydn

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ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ACCIDENT/INCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING  

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on employers to thoroughly investigate such occurrences and having done so, to take appropriate remedial actionROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ACCIDENT/INCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING PROCEDURE in the investigations or take the lead role on behalf of the College. #12;SECTION 1 Accident/Incident Investigation

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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Weekly Security Incident Log Period of May 27 -Jun 2, 2013  

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/30/2013 02:37 PM Emergency Medical 2013-000958 ROSS BUILDING - NORTH TOWER Subject not Identified SecurityWeekly Security Incident Log Period of May 27 - Jun 2, 2013 Incident No. Reported Date Building and a Facilities Electrician responded to a report that a lamp standard on the north side of the William Small

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forthcoming in Economic Letters Incidence of Federal and State Gasoline Taxes  

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forthcoming in Economic Letters Incidence of Federal and State Gasoline Taxes Hayley Chouinarda, Berkeley, and member of the Giannini Foundation. Abstract The federal specific gasoline tax falls equally incidence of state taxes is greater in states that use relatively little gasoline. Author Keywords: Taxes

Perloff, Jeffrey M.

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Characterization of X-UV multilayers by grazing incidence X-ray reflectometry  

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1675 Characterization of X-UV multilayers by grazing incidence X-ray reflectometry L. Nevot, B of the performance at other wavelengths appears rather doubtful. We show how grazing incidence X-ray reflectometry], microelectronics [3], neutron optics [4] and X-UV optics [5]. In the last case, the stacks are made of alternating

Boyer, Edmond

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New Model to Predict Formation Damage due to Sulfur Deposition in Sour M.A. Mahmoud and A.A. Al-Majed, KFUPM, all SPE  

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porosity, skin damage and reservoir rock wettability. The main objective of this model is to investigate. This model can be used to study the effect of sulfur deposition on gas relative permeability, reservoir model. A reduction of 2000 psi in the reservoir pressure, causes a 40 % loss of reservoir porosity

Al-Majed, Abdulaziz Abdullah

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Acidity and aluminum toxicity caused by iron oxidation around anode bars  

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Soil acidity and aluminum toxicity are serious environmental problems often found in humid temperate and tropical regions or in areas with acid rain. Iron oxidation in soils can also cause high concentrations of H{sup +}, which, in turn, causes an increase of Al{sup 3+} in the soil solution. To examine this problem, a study was undertaken to discover the cause of crop damage in crops planted over buried anode bars. Anode bars are part of an impressed current cathodic protection system for pipelines near Decatur, Illinois. Soil samples were collected from the problem site and from a non-problem site for comparison. Results showed that Fe oxidation around anode bars at the problem site is stimulated by electric current, a situation that results in high concentrations of H{sup +} and reduces soil pH to less than 3.0. Under the low pH condition, the content of available Al is very high, and therefore, the soil solution becomes toxic for soybean roots. Exchangeable Al was 360 to 700 ppm in soil immediately adjacent to anode bars but only 3 ppm in the soil midway between anode bars. The damage to the plants, such as reduced vegetative growth and lowered seed yield, developed in a circular pattern over the anode bars. Factors contributing to the problem were soil Fe content, rectifier voltage, and soil drainage.

Shen, S. [Dept. of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA (United States). ARS Eastern Regional Research Center] [Dept. of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA (United States). ARS Eastern Regional Research Center; Pepper, G.E.; Hassett, J.J.; Stucki, J.W. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)] [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EUV damage threshold measurements of Mo/Si multilayer mirrors  

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An EUV Schwarzschild objective consisting of two spherical, annular mirror substrates coated with Mo/Si multilayers (reflectivity...R?0.65@13.5 nm) provides high EUV fluences [13]. The incidence angles on the sam...

Matthias Müller; Frank Barkusky; Torsten Feigl; Klaus Mann

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trends in fireside corrosion damage to superheaters in air and oxy-firing of coal/biomass  

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Abstract This paper compares the laboratory-based fireside corrosion tests on superheater/reheater materials in simulated air-firing combustion conditions with oxy-firing combustion conditions (with hot gas recycling before flue gas de-sulphurisation). The gaseous combustion environment was calculated based on a specific co-firing ratio of CCP with Daw Mill coal. The fireside corrosion tests were carried out using the “deposit recoat” test method to simulate the damage anticipated in specific environments. A synthetic deposit (Na2SO4:K2SO4:Fe2O3 = 1.5:1.5:1 mol.) which has commonly been used in fireside corrosion screening trials and is a mix that forms alkali-iron tri-sulphate (identified in many investigations as a cause of fireside corrosion) was used in these tests. The air-fired tests were carried out at temperatures of 600, 650 and 700 °C and oxy-fired tests were carried out at temperatures of 600, 650, 700 and 750 °C to represent the superheater/reheater metal temperatures anticipated in future power plants with and without synthetic deposits, with four candidate materials: T92, HR3C and 347HFG steels; nickel-based alloy 625 (alloy 625 was only tested with screening deposits). The progress of the samples during their exposures was measured using mass change methods. After the exposures, the samples were examined by SEM/EDX to characterise the damage. To quantify the metal damage, pre-exposure micrometre measurements were compared to the post-exposure image analyser measurements on sample cross-sections. The trends in corrosion damage in both air and oxy-firing conditions showed a “bell-shaped” curve, with the highest metal damage levels (peak) observed at 650 °C for air-firing and 700 °C for oxy-firing tests. However, at 600 and 650 °C similar damage levels were observed in both environments. The shift in peak corrosion damage in oxy-firing condition is believed to be the presence of higher levels of SOx, which stabilised the alkali-iron tri-sulphate compounds. Generally, in both air and oxy-firing conditions the mean metal damage was reduced with increasing the amount of Cr in the alloys. However, at the highest temperatures in both air-firing (700 °C) and oxy-firing conditions (750 °C) the metal damage of nickel based superalloy 625 was higher than HR3C.

T. Hussain; A.U. Syed; N.J. Simms

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cause of East-West Earth Asymmetry  

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The different slope of the Wadati-Benioff zones oriented towards east and west is considered a main asymmetry of the Earth's globe. Under the Americas they have angles of about 30o, while under the Pacific east coasts (Asia, Japan) the angles are steeper. In the framework of plate tectonics geodynamics the cause of this difference can be identified in the tidal drag that would cause a global shift of the lithosphere towards west. But this solution has been many times criticized on the basis of the irrelevance of the tidal forces with respect to viscous friction. Instead, it is possible to show that in a different framework, in which sudden extrusions of mantle materials occur by local phase change toward a more unpacked lattice, the value of the Coriolis fictitious force can rise of several magnitude orders, becoming the main cause of the east-west asymmetry of the Wadati-Benioff zones, which might be ascribed entirely to internal causes of the planet (its rotation and geodynamics) and not to external causes ...

Scalera, Giancarlo

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repairs for damaged bolt holes in continuous fiber reinforced plastics  

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repair method for damaged bolt holes in such composites. Bolt holes in three types of graphite-epoxy were purposely damaged and then repaired. Each was tested to characterize its static and fatigue behavior. The tests used a special fixture to simulate... composite joints . Bearing-bypass ratio can change the failure mode of bolted composite joints 7 Drilling defects in graphite-epoxy coupons 12 26 The exit side of a IM7/8551-7A 18 ply tape coupon showing the damage due to drilling 27 9 Resin filled...

Copps, Kevin Daniel

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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SUBSPACE-BASED DETECTION OF FATIGUE DAMAGE ON JACKET SUPPORT STRUCTURES OF OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES  

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SUBSPACE-BASED DETECTION OF FATIGUE DAMAGE ON JACKET SUPPORT STRUCTURES OF OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES damage in real size structural components of offshore wind turbines. KEYWORDS : Damage detection, Offshore wind turbines, Numerical response simulation. INTRODUCTION Offshore wind turbines are exposed

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DAMAGE DETECTION METHODS ON WIND TURBINE BLADE TESTING WITH WIRED AND WIRELESS ACCELEROMETER SENSORS  

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DAMAGE DETECTION METHODS ON WIND TURBINE BLADE TESTING WITH WIRED AND WIRELESS ACCELEROMETER for nonstationary blade excitations. KEYWORDS : Structural Health Monitoring, Damage Detection, Wind Turbine, Wireless sensing, Wavelets. INTRODUCTION Detecting damage in wind turbine blades is a very

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acquired brain damage Sample Search Results  

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brain damage Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: acquired brain damage Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Focal brain damage protects against...

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Effect of cumulative seismic damage and corrosion on life-cycle cost of reinforced concrete bridges  

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reinforced concrete (RC) bridges in earthquake prone regions. The approach is developed by combining cumulative seismic damage and damage associated to corrosion due to environmental conditions. Cumulative seismic damage is obtained from a low-cycle fatigue...

Kumar, Ramesh

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Wind Speed and Forest Damage Associated with Tornadoes in Northern Arizona  

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Damage surveys in the aftermath of tornadoes occurring in the forested regions of the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona have been assessed using the enhanced Fujita scale (EF scale) damage indicator (DI) and degree of damage (DOD) tables. These ...

David O. Blanchard

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strain localization and cyclic damage of polyurethane foam cylinders: experimental tests and theoretical model  

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Strain localization and cyclic damage of polyurethane foam cylinders: experimental tests subject to progressive damage. The chain of springs models the strain localization, and the second series qualitative agreement with the experiments. Keywords: polyurethane foams; strain localization; cyclic damage

Boyer, Edmond

273

CAUSES OF FLUCTUATIONS IN ABUNDANCE OF CONNECTICUT  

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CAUSES OF FLUCTUATIONS IN ABUNDANCE OF CONNECTICUT ·RIVER .SHAD BY REYNOLD A. FREDIN FISHERY effort, and tagging data which was used t.o estimate the size of the shad runs in the Connecticut River. effect on the" size of the runs entering the river," Investigation of the Connecticut River shad fishery

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Remote inspection system for impact damage in large composite structure  

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...development of an economically efficient method to detect barely visible or invisible impact damage...manufacture. Chirp-based excitation is used to enable single-shot measurements with high signal-to-random-noise ratio to be obtained. Signal...

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast neutron Damage Studies on NdFeB Materials  

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used in the SLAC Photon and Neutron Fields”, SLAC-PUB-8517,SLAC-PUB-11219 May2005 Fast Neutron Damage Studies on NdFeBrst mea- surements of fast neutron, stepped doses at the UC

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Dynamic Recovery Effects on Ion Irradiation Damage...  

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6H–SiC, ionization processes are less dominant. Citation: Weber WJ, Y Zhang, and LM Wang.2012."Review of Dynamic Recovery Effects on Ion Irradiation Damage in...

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Obstacles to Determining Punitive Damages in Class Actions  

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Courts and commentators have often embraced the class action device as an ideal means of assessing punitive damages fairly in mass tort cases. In this Article, Professor Hines sounds a cautionary note by identifying a number of procedural...

Hines, Laura J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing blackbird damage to ripening rice in Matagorda County, Texas  

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of pyrotechnic and auditory scare devices, but with only limited success. However, in order to develop new control techniques, as well as to test the efficacy of current techniques, damage must be accurately assessed. Large scale estimates (over entire fields...

Wright, Robert Glen

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Resistance of Materials to Impact Erosion Damage  

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...research-article The Resistance of Materials to Impact Erosion Damage...constitution of the materials. It has been found...of relative erosion resistance, and for a restricted range of materials it has been related...

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fretting damage prediction of connecting rod of marine diesel engine  

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There is frequent fretting damage at the mating surface of a connecting rod because the connecting rod in a combustion engine is heavily loaded as well as rotated. ... possibility at the planar upper split of the...

Jung Ho Son; Sung Chan Ahn; Jong Gug Bae…

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated structural damage detection using one class machine learning  

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Measuring and analysing the vibration of structures using sensors can help identify and detect damage, potentially prolonging the life of structures and preventing disasters. Wireless sensor systems promise to make this ...

Long, James, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomistic simulations of radiation damage in amorphous metal alloys  

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While numerous fundamental studies have characterized the atomic-level radiation response mechanisms in irradiated crystalline alloys, comparatively little is known regarding the mechanisms of radiation damage in amorphous ...

Baumer, Richard E. (Richard Edward)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Do Bacteria Repair Damage from the Sun? | Advanced Photon...  

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| Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed How Do Bacteria Repair Damage from the Sun? JANUARY 22, 2014 Bookmark and Share Modeling of UvrAUvrB SAXS data. Panel A shows the...

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Economic Damages from Climate Change: An Assessment of Market Impacts  

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damage induced by sea level rise in the United States. InImpacts on Water Sea Level Rise Temperature-Related Extremewater supply and sea level rise and the costs of adjustment

Hanemann, W Michael; Dale, Larry

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock induced multi-mode damage in depleted uranium  

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Recent dynamic damage studies on depleted uranium samples have revealed mixed mode failure mechanisms leading to incipient cracking as well as ductile failure processes. Results show that delamination of inclusions upon compression may provide nucleation sites for damage initiation in the form of crack tip production. However, under tension the material propagates cracks in a mixed shear localization and mode-I ductile tearing and cracking. Cracks tips appear to link up through regions of severe, shear dominated plastic flow. Shock recovery experiments were conducted on a 50 mm single stage light gas gun. Serial metallographic sectioning was conducted on the recovered samples to characterize the bulk response of the sample. Experiments show delaminated inclusions due to uniaxial compression without damage propagation. Further results show the propagation of the damage through tensile loading to the incipient state, illustrating ductile processes coupled with mixed mode-I tensile ductile tearing, shear localization, and mode-I cracking in depleted uranium.

Koller, Darcie D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Cerreta, Ellen K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gray, Ill, George T [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage Detection and Characterization in Smart Material Structures \\Lambda y  

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in which self­testing nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques may be employed. There are several ways for including geometry of the damage in any NDE testing scheme, something which is not easily done in frequency

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Neutron and gamma irradiation damage to organic materials.  

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This document discusses open literature reports which investigate the damage effects of neutron and gamma irradiation on polymers and/or epoxies - damage refers to reduced physical chemical, and electrical properties. Based on the literature, correlations are made for an SNL developed epoxy (Epon 828-1031/DDS) with an expected total fast-neutron fluence of {approx}10{sup 12} n/cm{sup 2} and a {gamma} dosage of {approx}500 Gy received over {approx}30 years at < 200 C. In short, there are no gamma and neutron irradiation concerns for Epon 828-1031/DDS. To enhance the fidelity of our hypotheses, in regards to radiation damage, we propose future work consisting of simultaneous thermal/irradiation (neutron and gamma) experiments that will help elucidate any damage concerns at these specified environmental conditions.

White, Gregory Von, II; Bernstein, Robert

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Responses of E. coli to DNA Damage and Stress  

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Exposure of Escherichia coli to agents that damage DNA or interfere with DNA replication results in the induction of the SOS response. A number of chromosomal genes that are repressed by the LexA protein are tran...

Toshihiro Ohta; John R. Battista…

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Linking Cell Cycle Reentry and DNA Damage in Neurodegeneration  

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Aberrant cell cycle activity and DNA damage have been observed in neurons in association with various neurodegenerative conditions. While there is strong evidence for a causative role for these events in neurotoxicity, it ...

Kim, Dohoon

290

Mechanism for atmosphere dependence of laser damage morphology in HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} high reflective films  

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We show in this paper single-shot and multi-shot laser-induced damage thresholds (LIDTs) of HfO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} high reflective films (the reflectance = 99.9%) are affected by the presence of a water layer absorbed on the surface of the porous films. When the water layer was removed with the process of pumping, the single-shot LIDT measured in vacuum dropped to {approx}48% of that measured in air, while the multi-shot LIDT in vacuum dropped to {approx}47% of its atmospheric value for the high reflective films. Typical damage micrographs of the films in air and in vacuum were obtained, showing distinct damage morphologies. Such atmosphere dependence of the laser damage morphology was found to originate from that formation of a water layer on the surface of porous films could cause an increase of horizontal thermal conductivity and a reduction of vertical thermal conductivity. Moreover, laser-induced periodic ripple damages in air were found in the SiO{sub 2} layer from the micrographs. A model of deformation kinematics was used to illustrate the occurrence of the periodic ripple damage, showing that it could be attributed to a contraction of the HfO{sub 2} layer under irradiation by the 5-ns laser pulses in air.

Pu Yunti [Fine Optical Engineering Research Center, Chengdu 610041 (China); Department of Materials Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Ma Ping; Chen Songlin; Wang Gang; Pan Feng [Fine Optical Engineering Research Center, Chengdu 610041 (China); Zhu Jiliang; Sun Ping; Zhu Xiaohong; Zhu Jianguo; Xiao Dingquan [Department of Materials Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of implantation and mixing damage during etching of SiO{sub 2} over Si in fluorocarbon plasmas  

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Energetic ion bombardment during plasma etching of microelectronics devices is necessary to activate chemical process and define features through the ions' anisotropic trajectories. These energetic fluxes can also cause damage and mixing of the constituents of crystalline lattices. These properties are likely best modeled using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The computational expense of these techniques makes feature scale simulations difficult, and so motivates development of approximate methods that can be used to model full features. In this regard, an implantation and mixing model has been developed and implemented into a Monte Carlo feature profile model to simulate the mixing and damage to the underlying Si during high aspect ratio (HAR) etching of SiO{sub 2} trenches. Fluxes to the surface were provided by a reactor scale model. The feature scale model was validated by comparison to the mixing produced by Ar{sup +} bombardment of Si with and without F and CF fluxes as predicted by MD simulations. Scaling of mixing damage of underlying Si during HAR of SiO{sub 2} etching in Ar/C{sub 4}F{sub 8}/O{sub 2} plasmas for rf bias powers of 1-4 kW was investigated. The authors found that mixing damage at the bottom of HAR features, though increasing in magnitude with increasing ion energy, does not scale as dramatically as on flat surfaces. This is due to the reflection of ions off of sidewalls which moderate the ion energies.

Wang Mingmei; Kushner, Mark J. [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010 (United States); Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The application of ultrasonics to assess damage in composite materials  

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THE APPLICATION OF ULTRASONICS TO ASSESS DAMAGE IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS A Thesis by JOHN GREGORY EDEN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1985 Major Subjectr Aerospace Engineering THE APPLICATION OF ULTRASONICS TO ASSESS DAMAGE IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS A Thesis by JOHN GREGORY EDEN Approved as to style and content by: (V. . Kinra, Chairman) (D. H. Allen, Member) (R. A...

Eden, John Gregory

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

293

Damage and collapse of double hull tankers in groundings  

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This paper will discuss and analyze the mechanics of ships in groundings on rock. A damage estimate model in grounding of ships is proposed. The accuracy and applicability of the model are verified by a comparison of experimental results. The progressive collapse analysis of damaged hull sections, under vertical bending moments by use of the ALPS/ISUM computer code, is described. The procedure is applied to grounding simulation of a double hull tanker with transverseless system.

Paik, J.K.; Lee, T.K. [Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

294

Predicting threshold and location of laser damage on optical surfaces  

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An apparatus useful in the prediction of the damage threshold of various optical devices, the location of weak spots on such devices and the location, identification, and elimination of optical surface impurities comprising, a focused and pulsed laser, an photo electric detector/imaging means, and a timer. The weak spots emit photoelectrons when subjected to laser intensities that are less than the intensity actually required to produce the damage. The weak spots may be eliminated by sustained exposure to the laser beam.

Siekhaus, Wigbert (Berkeley, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

An investigation of damage accumulation in graphite/epoxy laminates  

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AN INVESTIGATION OF DAMAGE ACCUMULATION IN GRAPHITE/EPOXY LAMINATES A Thesis by ROBERT GERALD NORVELL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... August 1985 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering AN INVESTIGATION OF DAMAGE ACCUMULATION IN GRAPHITE/EPOXY LAMINATES A Thesis by ROBERT GERALD NORVELL Approved as to style and content by: David H. Allen (Co-Chair of C mmitt. ) Richard A. Schap...

Norvell, Robert Gerald

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

296

Viscoelastic{Viscoplastic Damage Model for Asphalt Concrete  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.2.1 Yield surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2.2.2 Viscoplastic potential energy function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 2.2.3 Hardening function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 2.3 Numerical... viii LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1.1 Moisture-induced damage in pavements results in raveling and potholing 4 1.2 Adhesive and cohesive failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.3 Damaged and e ective undamaged con gurations...

Graham, Michael A.

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

297

Grey Squirrel bark stripping damage A Case Study  

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Height & DBH each tree Stems per ha Basal area Thinned Nov 1998 43% removed Growth Rate 1998 & 2003 with no damage 223 81.1 51 39 7 13/04/2010 #12;Case study DBH Tree size (DBH) v year of damage for `new.4 9.4 11.4 10 9 12 11 Basal area Post thinning 25.4 18.0 20.0 18 20 18 19 Total Basal area 27.2 28

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Probing Radiation Damage in Plutonium Alloys with Multiple Measurement Techniques  

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A material subjected to radiation damage will usually experience changes in its physical properties. Measuring these changes in the physical properties provides a basis to study radiation damage in a material which is important for a variety of real world applications from reactor materials to semiconducting devices. When investigating radiation damage, the relative sensitivity of any given property can vary considerably based on the concentration and type of damage present as well as external parameters such as the temperature and starting material composition. By measuring multiple physical properties, these differing sensitivities can be leveraged to provide greater insight into the different aspects of radiation damage accumulation, thereby providing a broader understanding of the mechanisms involved. In this report, self-damage from {alpha}-particle decay in Pu is investigated by measuring two different properties: magnetic susceptibility and resistivity. The results suggest that while the first annealing stage obeys second order chemical kinetics, the primary mechanism is not the recombination of vacancy-interstitial close pairs.

McCall, S K; Fluss, M J; Chung, B W

2010-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2004  

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This volume contains papers presented at the 35th Annual Symposium on Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers, held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, 22-24 September 2003. The symposium was attended by 125 participants from China, India, Russia, France, Germany, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. A meeting summary and some 75 reviewed papers appear. The book is divided into sections devoted to the following topics: thin films, surfaces and mirrors, fundamental mechanisms, materials and measurements, and finally, understanding optical damage with ultrashort laser pulses. Topics of interest to the high-peak-power and high-average-power laser communities in addition to damage issues related to various research efforts and commercial laser applications are discussed. Also discussed are improved scaling relations as a function of pulse duration in the femtosecond range, beam footprint size, and irradiation of optical materials with wavelengths down to the x-ray region. New sources at shorter wavelengths continue to be developed, and a corresponding shift in emphasis to short-wavelength and repetitively pulsed damage problems can be seen in some of these papers. Fabrication and test procedures are discussed particularly in the area of thin films. New materials and the implication of defects on the damage process are emphasized in addition to new reports of conditioning effects and damage repair or damage mitigation.

Exarhos, Gregory J.; Guenther, Arthur H.; Kaiser, Norbert; Lewis, Keith L.; Soileau, M. J.; Stolz, Christopher J.

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Farmland damage and its impact on the overlapped areas of cropland and coal resources in the eastern plains of China  

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Abstract The subsidence caused by coal mining in areas where cropland and coal resources overlap in the eastern plains of China with high ground water levels has caused large amounts of water to collect in cropland, significant damage to cropland, and a sharp contradiction between people and land distribution within this region. Systematic analysis and calculation were conducted on these areas by using GIS spatial overlay analysis technology, subsidence and occupied cropland estimation models, and crop yield reduction prediction model to reveal the overlapped characteristics and extent of farmland damage, as well as to evaluate the effects of farmland damage to grain yield, farmland landscape, agricultural population, and dynamical equilibrium of the total cultivated land. Results showed that the overlapped areas of cropland and coal resources on the eastern plains of China occupied an area covering 1.33 × 105 km2, which accounted for 31.93% of the total cropland area. In 2020, the accumulative total area of destroyed cropland reached 3.83 × 103 km2, thus reducing grain yield by 9.63 × 108 kg, and increasing the number of landless farmers to 1.91 × 106. Furthermore, the quality and production capacity of cultivated land decreased, farmland landscape patterns changed, land patterns and structures were adjusted, the dynamical equilibrium of the total cultivated land was difficult to guarantee, and social instability increased in coal mining subsidence areas. These findings provided a scientific basis for relevant government departments to enact countermeasures for the coordinative production of coal and grain.

Zhenqi Hu; Guanghua Yang; Wu Xiao; Jing Li; Yaoqi Yang; Yang Yu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxidative DNA damage and its repair in rat spleen following subchronic exposure to aniline  

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The mechanisms by which aniline exposure elicits splenotoxic response, especially the tumorigenic response, are not well-understood. Splenotoxicity of aniline is associated with iron overload and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can cause oxidative damage to DNA, proteins and lipids (oxidative stress). 8-Hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) is one of the most abundant oxidative DNA lesions resulting from ROS, and 8-oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (OGG1), a specific DNA glycosylase/lyase enzyme, plays a key role in the removal of 8-OHdG adducts. This study focused on examining DNA damage (8-OHdG) and repair (OGG1) in the spleen in an experimental condition preceding a tumorigenic response. To achieve that, male Sprague-Dawley rats were subchronically exposed to aniline (0.5 mmol/kg/day via drinking water for 30 days), while controls received drinking water only. Aniline treatment led to a significant increase in splenic oxidative DNA damage, manifested as a 2.8-fold increase in 8-OHdG levels. DNA repair activity, measured as OGG1 base excision repair (BER) activity, increased by {approx} 1.3 fold in the nuclear protein extracts (NE) and {approx} 1.2 fold in the mitochondrial protein extracts (ME) of spleens from aniline-treated rats as compared to the controls. Real-time PCR analysis for OGG1 mRNA expression in the spleen revealed a 2-fold increase in expression in aniline-treated rats than the controls. Likewise, OGG1 protein expression in the NEs of spleens from aniline-treated rats was {approx} 1.5 fold higher, whereas in the MEs it was {approx} 1.3 fold higher than the controls. Aniline treatment also led to stronger immunostaining for both 8-OHdG and OGG1 in the spleens, confined to the red pulp areas. It is thus evident from our studies that aniline-induced oxidative stress is associated with increased oxidative DNA damage. The BER pathway was also activated, but not enough to prevent the accumulation of oxidative DNA damage (8-OHdG). Accumulation of mutagenic oxidative DNA lesions in the spleen following exposure to aniline could play a critical role in the tumorigenic process.

Ma Huaxian; Wang Jianling [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 (United States); Abdel-Rahman, Sherif Z. [Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 (United States); Boor, Paul J. [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 (United States); Khan, M. Firoze [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 (United States)], E-mail: mfkhan@utmb.edu

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability-based framework for fatigue damage prognosis of bonded structural elements in aerospace composite structures  

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situ damage detection of composite materials for structuralmaterials, Journal of Composite Materials , 10, 342-354,effects in damaged composite aerospace structures ,

Gobbato, Maurizio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Assessment of Natural Hazard Damage and Reconstruction: A Case Study from Band Aceh, Indonesia  

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Thomas. 2007. Assessment and prediction of natural hazardsAssessment of Natural Hazard Damage and Reconstruction: AWorking Paper Series Assessment of Natural Hazard Damage and

Gillespie, Thomas; Frankenberg, Elizabeth; Braughton, Matt; Cooke, Abigail M.; Armenta, Tiffany; Thomas, Duncan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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acetaminophen-induced oxidative damage: Topics by E-print Network  

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and damage detection...21 3.5 Damage identification using a 3DOFs reduced order system Yang, Jann 105 Numerical aperture...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alleviates oxidative damage Sample Search...  

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myelin damage. To further support this notion, a recent report demonstrated... , anti-acrolein therapy significantly alleviated myelin damage, delayed the Fig. 6 CAP reduction...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alleviating oxidative damage Sample Search...  

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myelin damage. To further support this notion, a recent report demonstrated... , anti-acrolein therapy significantly alleviated myelin damage, delayed the Fig. 6 CAP reduction...

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Fuel Tax Incidence in Developing Countries: The Case of Costa Rica | Open  

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Tax Incidence in Developing Countries: The Case of Costa Rica Tax Incidence in Developing Countries: The Case of Costa Rica Jump to: navigation, search Name Fuel Tax Incidence in Developing Countries: The Case of Costa Rica Agency/Company /Organization Resources for the Future Sector Energy Focus Area Conventional Energy Topics Finance, Market analysis, Background analysis Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.rff.org/RFF/Documen Country Costa Rica UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References Fuel Tax Incidence in Developing Countries: The Case of Costa Rica[1] Abstract "Although fuel taxes are a practical means of curbing vehicular air pollution, congestion, and accidents in developing countries-all of which are typically major problems-they are often opposed on distributional

308

Predictors of Weapon Use in Domestic Violence Incidents Reported to Law Enforcement  

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The study’s aim was to determine the predictors of weapon use during domestic violence incidents that were...N...?=?369) from the San Diego County Sheriff’s department comprised the study sample. The predictor va...

Poco Kernsmith; Sarah W. Craun

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hospital response for children as a vulnerable population in radiological/nuclear incidents  

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......hospital's response to a nuclear or radiological emergency...Stronger links between nuclear medicine programs and...operations and preparedness policies need to include paediatric...Infectious Disease. Policy statement: chemical-biological...population in radiological/nuclear incidents. | Emergency......

Brenda Conway; Jordan Pike

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alcohols caries incidence Sample Search...  

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Student Summary: incident of a similar nature. 4.6 Amnesty for Multiple Alcohol-Related Medical Emergencies (a) For those... This Policy provides that any student who is in need...

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Cancer Incidence in First Generation U.S. Hispanics: Cubans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and New Latinos  

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2009 American Association for Cancer Research. August 2009 research-article Research Articles Cancer Incidence in First Generation U.S. Hispanics...for reprints: Paulo S. Pinheiro, Florida Cancer Data System, University of Miami School...

Paulo S. Pinheiro; Recinda L. Sherman; Edward J. Trapido; Lora E. Fleming; Youjie Huang; Orlando Gomez-Marin; David Lee

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Step Roughening of the Cu(113) Surface: A Grazing Incidence X-Ray Scattering Study  

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In conjunction with the development of high brilliance synchrotron sources, the grazing incidence x-ray scattering (GIXS) technique is emerging as an important structural probe for surface and interface studies [...

K. S. Liang; E. B. Sirota; K. L. D’Amico; G. J. Hughes…

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metalized Polyethylene Mulch to Reduce Incidence of Huanglongbing and Improve Growth of New Citrus Plantings  

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7.14 P Metalized Polyethylene Mulch to Reduce Incidence ofNorth, Immokalee, FL, USA Polyethylene mulch was evaluatedUV reflective low density polyethylene mulch metalized with

Croxton, S.; Stansly, P.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a Learning Traffic Incident Detection System Tomas Singliar and Milos Hauskrecht  

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manual tuning. Our hypoth- esis is that these time-consuming solutions can be sucessfuly eliminated of sensor networks on US roadways. Incident detection systems (IDS) are complex arrange- ments

Hauskrecht, Milos

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Analysis of randomly oriented structures by grazing-incidence small-angle neutron scattering  

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A formalism is presented which allows the quantitative evaluation of grazing-incidence small-angle neutron scattering patterns from randomly oriented one-dimensional paracrystal domains with lamellar structure.

Korolkov, D.

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

316

Impact of polarization and incidence of the ASAR sensor on coastline mapping: example of Gabon  

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Coastline mapping is of great interest in many different applications. In this Letter, we analyse the effect of the polarization and the incidence angle of the new Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) sensor on coastline detection. Results indicate ...

N. Baghdadi; R. Pedreros; N. Lenotre; T. Dewez; M. Paganini

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General formula for the incidence factor of a solar heliostat receiver system  

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A general formula is derived for the effective incidence factor of an array of heliostat mirrors for solar power collection. The formula can be greatly simplified for arrays of high...

Wei, Ling Y

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Potential of Using Traffic Simulation Model Results for Evaluating Automatic Incident Detection Algorithms  

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Assessing the Potential of Using Traffic Simulation Model Results for Evaluating Automatic Incident of such a test-bed would be the ability to incorporate synthetic data produced by a simulation model since

Hellinga, Bruce

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MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES  

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APPENDIX A MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES #12;A-1 APPENDIX A MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES 1.0 INTRODUCTION Differential composition of wind turbines at wind energy used is the number of fatalities per wind turbine per year (Anderson et al. 1999). This metric has

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Investigation of lane occupancy as a freeway control parameter for use during incident conditions  

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parameters were used in the automatic control of' a freeway safety warning device. Two concepts, usir g measured lane occupancy foz the detection of' freeway incidents, were developed, . The f'irst concept was ter. . . cd critical occupancy... freeway safety warning device, using critical occupancy parameters, was developed and simulated in real-time. Evaluation of the simulated operation of the device revealed. that relia'cle detection of shock waves generated by freeway incidents...

Friebele, John Duncan

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incident detection using the Standard Normal Deviate model and travel time information from probe vehicles  

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INCIDENT DETECTION USING THE STANDARD iNORMAL DEVIATE MODEL AND TRAVEL TECHIE INFORMATION FROM PROBE VEHICLES A Thesis by CHRISTOPHER EUGENE MOUNTAIN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTFR OF SCIENCE December 1993 Major Subject: Civil Engineering INCIDENT DETECTION USING THE STANDARD NORMAL DEVIATE MODEL AND TRAVEL TIME INFORMATION FROM PROBE VEHICLES A Thesis by CHRISTOPHER EUGENE MOUNTAIN Submitted...

Mountain, Christopher Eugene

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

322

Sensitivity of fenestration solar gain to source spectrum and angle of incidence  

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The solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) is the fraction of solar radiant flux incident on a fenestration system entering a building as heat gain. In general it depends on both the angle of incidence and the spectral distribution of the incident solar radiation. In attempts to improve energy performance and user acceptance of high-performance glazing systems, manufacturers are producing glazing systems with increasing spectral selectivity. This poses potential difficulties for calculations of solar heat gain through windows based upon the use of a single solar spectral weighting function. The sensitivity of modern high-performance glazing systems to both the angle of incidence and the shape of the incident solar spectrum is examined using a glazing performance simulation program. It is found that as the spectral selectivity of the glazing system increases, the SHGC can vary as the incident spectral distribution varies. The variations can be as great as 50% when using several different representative direct-beam spectra. These include spectra having low and high air masses and a standard spectrum having an air mass of 1.5. The variations can be even greater if clear blue diffuse skylight is considered. It is recommended that the current broad-band shading coefficient method of calculating solar gain be replaced by one that is spectral based.

McCluney, W.R. [Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Status Update on the NCRP Scientific Committee SC 5-1 Report: Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Incidents - 13450  

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In August 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its final Protective Action Guide (PAG) for radiological dispersal device (RDD) and improvised nuclear device (IND) incidents. This document specifies protective actions for public health during the early and intermediate phases and cleanup guidance for the late phase of RDD or IND incidents, and it discusses approaches to implementing the necessary actions. However, while the PAG provides specific guidance for the early and intermediate phases, it prescribes no equivalent guidance for the late-phase cleanup actions. Instead, the PAG offers a general description of a complex process using a site-specific optimization approach. This approach does not predetermine cleanup levels but approaches the problem from the factors that would bear on the final agreed-on cleanup levels. Based on this approach, the decision-making process involves multifaceted considerations including public health, the environment, and the economy, as well as socio-political factors. In an effort to fully define the process and approach to be used in optimizing late-phase recovery and site restoration following an RDD or IND incident, DHS has tasked the NCRP with preparing a comprehensive report addressing all aspects of the optimization process. Preparation of the NCRP report is a three-year (2010-2013) project assigned to a scientific committee, the Scientific Committee (SC) 5-1; the report was initially titled, Approach to Optimizing Decision Making for Late- Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Terrorism Incidents. Members of SC 5-1 represent a broad range of expertise, including homeland security, health physics, risk and decision analysis, economics, environmental remediation and radioactive waste management, and communication. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident of 2011, and guided by a recent process led by the White House through a Principal Level Exercise (PLE), the optimization approach has since been expanded to include off-site contamination from major nuclear power plant accidents as well as other nuclear or radiological incidents. The expanded application under the current guidance has thus led to a broadened scope of the report, which is reflected in its new title, Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Incidents. The NCRP report, which is due for publication in 2013, will substantiate the current DHS guidance by clarifying and elaborating on the processes required for the development and implementation of procedures for optimizing decision making for late-phase recovery, enabling the establishment of cleanup goals on a site-specific basis. The report will contain a series of topics addressing important issues related to the long-term recovery from nuclear or radiological incidents. Special topics relevant to supporting the optimization of the decision-making process will include cost-benefit analysis, radioactive waste management, risk communication, stakeholder interaction, risk assessment, and decontamination approaches and techniques. The committee also evaluated past nuclear and radiological incidents for their relevance to the report, including the emerging issues associated with the Fukushima nuclear accident. Thus, due to the commonality of the late-phase issues (such as the potential widespread contamination following an event), the majority of the information pertaining to the response in the late-phase decision-making period, including site-specific optimization framework and approach, could be used or adapted for use in case of similar situations that are not due to terrorism, such as those that would be caused by major nuclear facility accidents or radiological incidents. To ensure that the report and the NCRP recommendations are current and relevant to the effective implementation of federal guidance, SC 5-1 has actively coordinated with the agencies of interest and other relevant stakeholders throughout the duration of the project. The resulting report will be an important resource to guide those involved

Chen, S.Y. [Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)] [Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Health Monitoring for Impact Damage in Composite Structures.  

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Composite structures are increasing in prevalence throughout the aerospace, wind, defense, and transportation industries, but the many advantages of these materials come with unique challenges, particularly in inspecting and repairing these structures. Because composites of- ten undergo sub-surface damage mechanisms which compromise the structure without a clear visual indication, inspection of these components is critical to safely deploying composite re- placements to traditionally metallic structures. Impact damage to composites presents one of the most signi fi cant challenges because the area which is vulnerable to impact damage is generally large and sometimes very dif fi cult to access. This work seeks to further evolve iden- ti fi cation technology by developing a system which can detect the impact load location and magnitude in real time, while giving an assessment of the con fi dence in that estimate. Fur- thermore, we identify ways by which impact damage could be more effectively identi fi ed by leveraging impact load identi fi cation information to better characterize damage. The impact load identi fi cation algorithm was applied to a commercial scale wind turbine blade, and results show the capability to detect impact magnitude and location using a single accelerometer, re- gardless of sensor location. A technique for better evaluating the uncertainty of the impact estimates was developed by quantifying how well the impact force estimate meets the assump- tions underlying the force estimation technique. This uncertainty quanti fi cation technique was found to reduce the 95% con fi dence interval by more than a factor of two for impact force estimates showing the least uncertainty, and widening the 95% con fi dence interval by a fac- tor of two for the most uncertain force estimates, avoiding the possibility of understating the uncertainty associated with these estimates. Linear vibration based damage detection tech- niques were investigated in the context of structural stiffness reductions and impact damage. A method by which the sensitivity to damage could be increased for simple structures was presented, and the challenges of applying that technique to a more complex structure were identi fi ed. The structural dynamic changes in a weak adhesive bond were investigated, and the results showed promise for identifying weak bonds that show little or no static reduction in stiffness. To address these challenges in identifying highly localized impact damage, the possi- bility of detecting damage through nonlinear dynamic characteristics was also identi fi ed, with a proposed technique which would leverage impact location estimates to enable the detection of impact damage. This nonlinear damage identi fi cation concept was evaluated on a composite panel with a substructure disbond, and the results showed that the nonlinear dynamics at the damage site could be observed without a baseline healthy reference. By further developing impact load identi fi cation technology and combining load and damage estimation techniques into an integrated solution, the challenges associated with impact detection in composite struc- tures can be effectively solved, thereby reducing costs, improving safety, and enhancing the operational readiness and availability of high value assets.

Roach, Dennis P.; Raymond Bond (Purdue); Doug Adams (Purdue)

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DNA damage and repair in human skin in situ  

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Understanding the molecular and cellular origins of sunlight-induced skin cancers in man requires knowledge of the damages inflicted on human skin during sunlight exposure, as well as the ability of cells in skin to repair or circumvent such damage. Although repair has been studied extensively in procaryotic and eucaryotic cells - including human cells in culture - there are important differences between repair by human skin cells in culture and human skin in situ: quantitative differences in rates of repair, as well as qualitative differences, including the presence or absence of repair mechanisms. Quantitation of DNA damage and repair in human skin required the development of new approaches for measuring damage at low levels in nanogram quantities of non-radioactive DNA. The method allows for analysis of multiple samples and the resulting data should be related to behavior of the DNA molecules by analytic expressions. Furthermore, it should be possible to assay a variety of lesions using the same methodology. The development of new analysis methods, new technology, and new biochemical probes for the study of DNA damage and repair are described. 28 refs., 4 figs.

Sutherland, B.M.; Gange, R.W.; Freeman, S.E.; Sutherland, J.C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental test results presented for field-damaged orifice meter plates  

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Tests demonstrate that, unlike other types of meters, there is minimal loss of accuracy with orifice meters even when operational excursions are such that severe damage occurs. Both flange taps and pipe taps effectively have the same general pattern in that the actual coefficient increases with increasing permanent deformation. Of the two types of orifice tap, these data indicate that flange-tapped orifices may be less susceptible to severe deformation. This is probably caused by changes in the local pressure gradients in the vicinity of the plate. Since pipe taps are at such a large distance from the plate, these changes are probably not noticeable due to the turbulent mixing that takes place. With orifice meters, visual inspection of the plates after severe operation is recommended, to tell the user if the plate is beyond specifications. With other types of meters (i.e., other than differential meters) recalibration is the only method of determining if the meter has been affected. Where damage is apparent, the plate (or the meter if it is not of the differential type) should be immediately replaced.

Teyssandier, R.G.; Chisman, W.E.

1984-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Interface modeling to predict well casing damage for big hill strategic petroleum reserve.  

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Oil leaks were found in well casings of Caverns 105 and 109 at the Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve site. According to the field observations, two instances of casing damage occurred at the depth of the interface between the caprock and top of salt. This damage could be caused by interface movement induced by cavern volume closure due to salt creep. A three dimensional finite element model, which allows each cavern to be configured individually, was constructed to investigate shear and vertical displacements across each interface. The model contains interfaces between each lithology and a shear zone to examine the interface behavior in a realistic manner. This analysis results indicate that the casings of Caverns 105 and 109 failed by shear stress that exceeded shear strength due to the horizontal movement of the top of salt relative to the caprock, and tensile stress due to the downward movement of the top of salt from the caprock, respectively. The casings of Caverns 101, 110, 111 and 114, located at the far ends of the field, are predicted to be failed by shear stress in the near future. The casings of inmost Caverns 107 and 108 are predicted to be failed by tensile stress in the near future.

Ehgartner, Brian L.; Park, Byoung Yoon

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration based damage detection of rotor blades in a gas turbine engine  

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Abstract This paper describes the problems concerning turbine rotor blade vibration that seriously impact the structural integrity of a developmental aero gas turbine. Experimental determination of vibration characteristics of rotor blades in an engine is very important from fatigue failure considerations. The blades under investigation are fabricated from nickel base super alloy through directionally solidified investment casting process. The blade surfaces are coated with platinum aluminide for oxidation protection. A three dimensional finite element modal analysis on a bladed disk was performed to know the likely blade resonances for a particular design in the speed range of operation. Experiments were conducted to assess vibration characteristics of bladed disk rotor during engine tests. Rotor blade vibrations were measured using non-intrusive stress measurement system, an indirect method of blade vibration measurement utilizing blade tip timing technique. Abnormalities observed in the vibration characteristics of the blade tip timing data measured during engine tests were used to detect the blade damage. Upon disassembly of the engine and subsequent fluorescent penetrant inspection, it was observed that three blades of the rotor assembly were identified to have damaged. These are the blades that exhibited vibration abnormalities as a result of large resonant vibration response while engine tests. Further, fractographic analysis performed on the blades revealed the mechanism of blade failures as fatigue related. The root cause of blade failure is established to be high cycle fatigue from the engine run data history although the blades were put into service for just 6 h of engine operation.

S. Madhavan; Rajeev Jain; C. Sujatha; A.S. Sekhar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage Spreading in the Ising Model Haye Hinrichsen and Eytan Domany  

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Damage Spreading in the Ising Model Haye Hinrichsen and Eytan Domany Department of Physics regarding damage spreading in ferromagnetic Ising models. First, we show that a damage spreading transition can occur in an Ising chain that evolves in contact with a thermal reservoir. Damage heals at low

Domany, Eytan

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Bridge Damage and Repair Costs from Hurricane Katrina Jamie Padgett1  

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Bridge Damage and Repair Costs from Hurricane Katrina Jamie Padgett1 ; Reginald DesRoches2 ; Bryant to repair or replace the bridges damaged during the hurricane is estimated at over $1 billion. This paper describes the observed damage patterns to bridges, including damage attributed to storm surge, wind, impact

Padgett, Jamie Ellen

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b) Economic i) Total damage estimates: From Pimentel et al. (2000)  

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4) Impacts b) Economic i) Total damage estimates: From Pimentel et al. (2000) · United States #12;4) Impacts b) Economic i) Total damage estimates: From Pimentel et al. (2000) · United States Economic impacts from losses/damage #12;4) Impacts b) Economic i) Total damage estimates: From Pimentel et al

Nowak, Robert S.

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Exemplary Hurricane Damage Cleanup Earns Petroleum Reserve Coveted  

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Exemplary Hurricane Damage Cleanup Earns Petroleum Reserve Coveted Exemplary Hurricane Damage Cleanup Earns Petroleum Reserve Coveted Environmental Award Exemplary Hurricane Damage Cleanup Earns Petroleum Reserve Coveted Environmental Award April 22, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - An exceptional waste management project at a Texas Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) site following Hurricane Ike in 2008 has won a DOE Environmental Sustainability (EStar) Award for Waste/Pollution Prevention. The award recognizes the SPR Storm Recovery Debris Waste Management Project at the Big Hill storage complex near Beaumont, Texas, which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Ike in September 2008. Selected annually by an independent panel of judges, EStar awards recognize environmental sustainability projects and programs that reduce risks and impacts, protect

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Translationally Controlled Tumor Protein Protects against DNA Damage in Low  

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Translationally Controlled Tumor Protein Protects against DNA Damage in Low Translationally Controlled Tumor Protein Protects against DNA Damage in Low Dose γ-Irradiated Cells Edouard Azzam New Jersey Medical School Cancer Center Abstract We have previously shown that exposure to low dose/low dose rate γ-rays can protect normal human and rodent cells against oxidative/clastogenic damages induced spontaneously or by a subsequent challenge dose of ionizing radiation. To gain insight into the mechanisms underlying these effects, we used amine-specific isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)-based approach to identify induced proteolytic events. Intriguingly, the Translationally Controlled Tumor Protein (TCTP) was significantly up-regulated after 10cGy (0.2cGy/h) but not after 4 Gy (1 Gy/min) in several strains of normal human fibroblasts maintained in 2- or

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Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Titanates for Pu Disposition: Pyrochlore  

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Laboratory experiments on titanate ceramics were performed to verify whether certain assumptions are valid regarding the swelling, chemical durability, and microcracking that might occur as 239Pu decays. Titanate ceramics are the material of choice for the immobilization of surplus weapons-grade Pu. The short-lived isotope, 238Pu, was incorporated into the ceramic formulation to accelerate the effects of radiation induced damage. We report on the effects of this damage on the density (volumetric swelling <6%), crystal structure of pyrochlore-bearing specimens (amorphous after about 2?1018 ?/g), and dissolution (no change from fully the crystalline specimen). Even though the specimens became amorphous during the tests, there was no evidence for microcracking in the photomicrographs from the scanning electron microscope. Thus, although pyrochlore is susceptible to radiation-induced damage, the material remains chemically and physically viable as a material for immobilizing surplus weapons-grade Pu.

Strachan, Denis M.; Scheele, Randall D.; Buck, Edgar C.; Icenhower, Jonathan P.; Kozelisky, Anne E.; Sell, Rachel L.; Elovich, Robert J.; Buchmiller, William C.

2005-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A flexible pavement damage metric for a straight truck  

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Pavement damage attributed to heavy truck traffic is related to many road- and vehicle-related factors in a complex manner. A better estimation of pavement damage potential of heavy trucks is vital for management of roads and for determination of costs associated with the particular types of truck. In this paper, a metric based upon the energy stored within the pavement during a vehicle pass is proposed to assess pavement damage potential of trucks as a function of pavement responses to tyre loads, including both the normal and shear forces. The proposed metric effectively accounts for rate of loading, vehicle acceleration and deceleration and the pavement temperature. The simulation results suggest that the proposed metric could be effectively applied for road pricing purposes.

J.A. Romero; A.A. Lozano-Guzmán; E. Betanzo-Quezada; S.A. Obregón-Biosca

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-energy radiation damage in zirconia: modeling results  

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Zirconia is viewed as a material of exceptional resistance to amorphization by radiation damage, and consequently proposed as a candidate to immobilize nuclear waste and serve as an inert nuclear fuel matrix. Here, we perform molecular dynamics simulations of radiation damage in zirconia in the range of 0.1-0.5 MeV energies with account of electronic energy losses. We nd that the lack of amorphizability co-exists with a large number of point defects and their clusters. These, importantly, are largely isolated from each other and therefore represent a dilute damage that does not result in the loss of long-range structural coherence and amorphization. We document the nature of these defects in detail, including their sizes, distribution and morphology, and discuss practical implications of using zirconia in intense radiation environments.

Zarkadoula, Evangelia [Queen Mary, University of London] [Queen Mary, University of London; Devanathan, Ram [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Weber, William J [ORNL] [ORNL; Seaton, M [Daresbury Laboratory, UK] [Daresbury Laboratory, UK; Todorov, I T [Daresbury Laboratory, UK] [Daresbury Laboratory, UK; Nordlund, Kai [University of Helsinki] [University of Helsinki; Dove, Martin T [Queen Mary, University of London] [Queen Mary, University of London; Trachenko, Kostya [Queen Mary, University of London] [Queen Mary, University of London

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of Departmental Radiation Oncology Incident Reports: Anticipating a National Reporting System  

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Purpose Systems to ensure patient safety are of critical importance. The electronic incident reporting systems (IRS) of 2 large academic radiation oncology departments were evaluated for events that may be suitable for submission to a national reporting system (NRS). Methods and Materials All events recorded in the combined IRS were evaluated from 2007 through 2010. Incidents were graded for potential severity using the validated French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) 5-point scale. These incidents were categorized into 7 groups: (1) human error, (2) software error, (3) hardware error, (4) error in communication between 2 humans, (5) error at the human-software interface, (6) error at the software-hardware interface, and (7) error at the human-hardware interface. Results Between the 2 systems, 4407 incidents were reported. Of these events, 1507 (34%) were considered to have the potential for clinical consequences. Of these 1507 events, 149 (10%) were rated as having a potential severity of ?2. Of these 149 events, the committee determined that 79 (53%) of these events would be submittable to a NRS of which the majority was related to human error or to the human-software interface. Conclusions A significant number of incidents were identified in this analysis. The majority of events in this study were related to human error and to the human-software interface, further supporting the need for a NRS to facilitate field-wide learning and system improvement.

Stephanie A. Terezakis; Kendra M. Harris; Eric Ford; Jeff Michalski; Theodore DeWeese; Lakshmi Santanam; Sasa Mutic; Hiram Gay

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x ray/extreme ultraviolet images of the solar atmosphere with normal incidence multilayer optics  

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The first high resolution Soft X-Ray/Extreme Ultraviolet (XUV) images of the Sun with normal incidence multilayer optics were obtained by the Standford/MSFC Rocket X-Ray Spectroheliograph on 23 Oct. 1987. Numerous images at selected wavelengths from 8 to 256 A were obtained simultaneously by the diverse array of telescopes flown on-board the experiment. These telescopes included single reflection normal incidence multilayer systems (Herschelian), double reflection multilayer systems (Cassegrain), a grazing incidence mirror system (Wolter-Schwarzschild), and hybrid systems using normal incidence multilayer optics in conjunction with the grazing incidence primary (Wolter-Cassegrain). Filters comprised of approximately 1700{Angstrom} thick aluminum supported on a nickel mesh were used to transmit the soft x ray/EUV radiation while preventing the intense visible light emission of the Sun from fogging the sensitive experimental T-grain photographic emulsions. These systems yielded high resolution soft x ray/EUV images of the solar corona and transition region, which reveal magnetically confined loops of hot solar plasma, coronal plumes, polar coronal holes, supergranulation, and features associated with overlying cool prominences. The development, testing, and operation of the experiments, and the results from the flight are described. The development of a second generation experiment, the Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array, which is scheduled to fly in the summer of 1990, and a recently approved Space Station experiment, the Ultra-High Resolution XUV Spectroheliograph, which is scheduled to fly in 1996 are also described.

Lindblom, J.F.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 2004 Ultrasonic Benchmark Problem - SDH Response Under Oblique Incidence: Measurements and Patch Element Model Calculations  

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The 2004 ultrasonic benchmark problem requires models to predict, given a reference pulse waveform, the pulse echo response of cylindrical voids of various radii located in an elastic solid for various incidence angles of a transducer immersed in water. We present the results of calculations based on the patch element model, recently developed at CNDE, to determine the response of an SDH in aluminum for specific oblique incidence angles. Patch element model calculations for a scan across the SDH, involving a range of oblique incidence angles, are also presented. Measured pulse-echo scans involving the SDH response under oblique incidence conditions are reported. In addition, through transmission measurements involving a pinducer as a receiver and an immersion planar probe as a transmitter under oblique incidence conditions are also reported in a defect-free Aluminum block. These pinducer-based measurements on a defect-free block are utilised to characterize the fields at the chosen depth. Comparisons are made between predictions and measurements for the pulse-echo response of a SDH.

Krishnamurthy, C. V.; Shankar, M.; Vardhan, J. Vishnu [Centre for NonDestructive Evaluation, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India 600 036 (India); Balasubramaniam, Krishnan [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India 600 036 (India)

2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal annealing of laser damage precursors on fused silica surfaces  

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Previous studies have identified two significant precursors of laser damage on fused silica surfaces at fluenes below {approx} 35 J/cm{sup 2}, photoactive impurities in the polishing layer and surface fractures. In the present work, isothermal heating is studied as a means of remediating the highly absorptive, defect structure associated with surface fractures. A series of Vickers indentations were applied to silica surfaces at loads between 0.5N and 10N creating fracture networks between {approx} 10{micro}m and {approx} 50{micro}m in diameter. The indentations were characterized prior to and following thermal annealing under various times and temperature conditions using confocal time-resolved photo-luminescence (CTP) imaging, and R/1 optical damage testing with 3ns, 355nm laser pulses. Significant improvements in the damage thresholds, together with corresponding reductions in CTP intensity, were observed at temperatures well below the glass transition temperature (T{sub g}). For example, the damage threshold on 05.N indentations which typically initiates at fluences <8 J/cm{sup 2} could be improved >35 J/cm{sup 2} through the use of a {approx} 750 C thermal treatment. Larger fracture networks required longer or higher temperature treatment to achieve similar results. At an annealing temperature > 1100 C, optical microscopy indicates morphological changes in some of the fracture structure of indentations, although remnants of the original fracture and significant deformation was still observed after thermal annealing. This study demonstrates the potential of using isothermal annealing as a means of improving the laser damage resistance of fused silica optical components. Similarly, it provides a means of further understanding the physics associated with optical damage and related mitigation processes.

Shen, N; Miller, P E; Bude, J D; Laurence, T A; Suratwala, T I; Steele, W A; Feit, M D; Wang, L L

2012-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Damage Threshold of Silicon for Ultrafast Infrared Pulses  

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While silicon has several properties making it an attractive material for structure-based laser-driven acceleration, its optical damage threshold, a key parameter for high-gradient acceleration, has been unknown. Here we present measurements of the optical damage threshold of crystalline silicon for ultrafast pulses in the mid-infrared. The wavelengths tested span a range from the telecommunications band at 1550 nm extending longer toward the two-photon absorption threshold at around 2200 nm. We discuss the prevailing theories of ultrafast optical breakdown, describe the experimental setup and preliminary results, and propose a relevant performance parameter for candidate accelerator structures.

Cowan, B.; /SLAC

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation damage to scintillator in the D0 luminosity monitor  

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We report the result of evaluating radiation damage to Bicron BC408 plastic scintillator used in the D0 Luminosity Monitor during Run IIa. The Luminosity Monitor provides pseudo-rapidity coverage over the range 2.7 < |{eta}| < 4.4, with the radiation dose in Run IIa estimated to be 0.5 MRad for the region closest to the beams. We find the light yield is degraded by 10-15% due to radiation damage by comparing new and old scintillator in four observables: (1) visual inspection, (2) optical transmittance, (3) response to the radioactive source of {sup 90}Sr and (4) light yield for cosmic rays.

Casey, Brendan; DeVaughan, Kayle; /Brown U. /Nebraska U.; Enari, Yuji; Partridge, Richard; /Brown U.; Yacoob, Sahal; /Northwestern U.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of tank damage during the 1994 Northridge earthquake  

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The damage sustained by cylindrical liquid storage tanks during the 1994 Northridge earthquake is summarized. It included elephant foot buckling, anchor failure and roof-shell connection separation. A few of the important lessons learned, in particular, as related to the accuracy of code computations in predicting the actual behavior of these structures are outlined. A detailed case study is presented to illustrate the application of current seismic design standards to a damaged unanchored tank and to demonstrate the use of a state-of-the-art finite element analysis in assessing the seismic safety of the same tank.

Haroun, M.A.; Bhatia, H. [Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-time estimation of gas turbine engine damage using a control-based Kalman filter algorithm  

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In this paper a second-generation Kalman filter algorithm is described that has sufficient accuracy and response for real-time detection and estimation of gas turbine engine gas path damage caused by normal wear, mechanical failures, and ingestion of foreign objects. The algorithm was developed for in-flight operation of aircraft engines but also has application for marine and industrial gas turbines. The control measurement and microcomputer requirements are described. The performance and sensitivity to engine transients and measurement errors is evaluated. The algorithm is demonstrated with actual engine data of ice and bird ingestion tests.

Kerr, L.J.; Nemec, T.S.; Gallops, G.W. (Pratt and Whitney, United Technologies Corp., West Palm Beach, FL (US))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Follow-up Audit of the Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0878  

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Department's Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program DOE/IG-0878 December 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits & Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 11, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Follow-up Audit of the Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program" INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The Department of Energy operates numerous networks and systems to help accomplish its strategic missions in the areas of energy, defense, science and the environment. The systems are frequently subjected to sophisticated cyber attacks that could impact the Department's

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How can a particle absorb more than the light incident on it?  

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A particle can indeed absorb more than the light incident on it. Metallic particles at ultraviolet frequencies are one class of such particles and insulating particles at infrared frequencies are another. In the former strong absorption is associated with excitation of surface plasmons; in the latter it is associated with excitation of surfacephonons. In both instances the target area a particle presents to incident light can be much greater than its geometrical cross?sectional area. This is strikingly evident from the field lines of the Poynting vector in the vicinity of a small sphere illuminated by a plane wave.

Craig F. Bohren

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stroke is the nation's third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Strokes claim some 144,000 lives a year, accounting for one in every 17 deaths. Oregon with its  

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Stroke is the nation's third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Strokes claim-aging population and high incidence of obesity and tobacco use ­ has one of the nation's highest stroke mortality rates. The total 2009 estimated direct and indirect cost of stroke in the nation is a staggering $68

Chapman, Michael S.

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ADVANCED COMPOSITE WIND TURBINE BLADE DESIGN BASED ON DURABILITY AND DAMAGE TOLERANCE  

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The objective of the program was to demonstrate and verify Certification-by-Analysis (CBA) capability for wind turbine blades made from advanced lightweight composite materials. The approach integrated durability and damage tolerance analysis with robust design and virtual testing capabilities to deliver superior, durable, low weight, low cost, long life, and reliable wind blade design. The GENOA durability and life prediction software suite was be used as the primary simulation tool. First, a micromechanics-based computational approach was used to assess the durability of composite laminates with ply drop features commonly used in wind turbine applications. Ply drops occur in composite joints and closures of wind turbine blades to reduce skin thicknesses along the blade span. They increase localized stress concentration, which may cause premature delamination failure in composite and reduced fatigue service life. Durability and damage tolerance (D&DT) were evaluated utilizing a multi-scale micro-macro progressive failure analysis (PFA) technique. PFA is finite element based and is capable of detecting all stages of material damage including initiation and propagation of delamination. It assesses multiple failure criteria and includes the effects of manufacturing anomalies (i.e., void, fiber waviness). Two different approaches have been used within PFA. The first approach is Virtual Crack Closure Technique (VCCT) PFA while the second one is strength-based. Constituent stiffness and strength properties for glass and carbon based material systems were reverse engineered for use in D&DT evaluation of coupons with ply drops under static loading. Lamina and laminate properties calculated using manufacturing and composite architecture details matched closely published test data. Similarly, resin properties were determined for fatigue life calculation. The simulation not only reproduced static strength and fatigue life as observed in the test, it also showed composite damage and fracture modes that resemble those reported in the tests. The results show that computational simulation can be relied on to enhance the design of tapered composite structures such as the ones used in turbine wind blades. A computational simulation for durability, damage tolerance (D&DT) and reliability of composite wind turbine blade structures in presence of uncertainties in material properties was performed. A composite turbine blade was first assessed with finite element based multi-scale progressive failure analysis to determine failure modes and locations as well as the fracture load. D&DT analyses were then validated with static test performed at Sandia National Laboratories. The work was followed by detailed weight analysis to identify contribution of various materials to the overall weight of the blade. The methodology ensured that certain types of failure modes, such as delamination progression, are contained to reduce risk to the structure. Probabilistic analysis indicated that composite shear strength has a great influence on the blade ultimate load under static loading. Weight was reduced by 12% with robust design without loss in reliability or D&DT. Structural benefits obtained with the use of enhanced matrix properties through nanoparticles infusion were also assessed. Thin unidirectional fiberglass layers enriched with silica nanoparticles were applied to the outer surfaces of a wind blade to improve its overall structural performance and durability. The wind blade was a 9-meter prototype structure manufactured and tested subject to three saddle static loading at Sandia National Laboratory (SNL). The blade manufacturing did not include the use of any nano-material. With silica nanoparticles in glass composite applied to the exterior surfaces of the blade, the durability and damage tolerance (D&DT) results from multi-scale PFA showed an increase in ultimate load of the blade by 9.2% as compared to baseline structural performance (without nano). The use of nanoparticles lead to a delay in the onset of delamination. Load-displacement relati

Galib Abumeri; Frank Abdi (PhD)

2012-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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TMI-2 core damage: a summary of present knowledge  

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Extensive fuel damage (oxidation and fragmentation) has occurred and the top approx. 1.5 m of the center portion of the TMI-2 core has relocated. The fuel fragmentation extends outward to slightly beyond one-half the core radius in the direction examined by the CCTV camera. While the radial extent of core fragmentation in other directions was not directly observed, control and spider drop data and in-core instrument data suggest that the core void is roughly symmetrical, although there are a few indications of severe fuel damage extending to the core periphery. The core material fragmented into a broad range of particle sizes, extending down to a few microns. APSR movement data, the observation of damaged fuel assemblies hanging unsupported from the bottom of the reactor upper plenum structure, and the observation of once-molten stainless steel immediately above the active core indicate high temperatures (up to at least 1720 K) extended to the very top of the core. The relative lack of damage to the underside of the plenum structure implies a sharp temperature demarcation at the core/plenum interface. Filter debris and leadscrew deposit analyses indicate extensive high temperature core materials interaction, melting of the Ag-In-Cd control material, and transport of particulate control material to the plenum and out of the vessel.

Owen, D.E.; Mason, R.E.; Meininger, R.D.; Franz, W.A.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impurity-doped optical shock, detonation and damage location sensor  

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A shock, detonation, and damage location sensor providing continuous fiber-optic means of measuring shock speed and damage location, and could be designed through proper cabling to have virtually any desired crush pressure. The sensor has one or a plurality of parallel multimode optical fibers, or a singlemode fiber core, surrounded by an elongated cladding, doped along their entire length with impurities to fluoresce in response to light at a different wavelength entering one end of the fiber(s). The length of a fiber would be continuously shorted as it is progressively destroyed by a shock wave traveling parallel to its axis. The resulting backscattered and shifted light would eventually enter a detector and be converted into a proportional electrical signals which would be evaluated to determine shock velocity and damage location. The corresponding reduction in output, because of the shortening of the optical fibers, is used as it is received to determine the velocity and position of the shock front as a function of time. As a damage location sensor the sensor fiber cracks along with the structure to which it is mounted. The size of the resulting drop in detector output is indicative of the location of the crack.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impurity-doped optical shock, detonation and damage location sensor  

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A shock, detonation, and damage location sensor providing continuous fiber-optic means of measuring shock speed and damage location, and could be designed through proper cabling to have virtually any desired crush pressure. The sensor has one or a plurality of parallel multimode optical fibers, or a singlemode fiber core, surrounded by an elongated cladding, doped along their entire length with impurities to fluoresce in response to light at a different wavelength entering one end of the fiber(s). The length of a fiber would be continuously shorted as it is progressively destroyed by a shock wave traveling parallel to its axis. The resulting backscattered and shifted light would eventually enter a detector and be converted into a proportional electrical signals which would be evaluated to determine shock velocity and damage location. The corresponding reduction in output, because of the shortening of the optical fibers, is used as it is received to determine the velocity and position of the shock front as a function of time. As a damage location sensor the sensor fiber cracks along with the structure to which it is mounted. The size of the resulting drop in detector output is indicative of the location of the crack. 8 figs.

Weiss, J.D.

1995-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

352

Spatially localized generation of nucleotide sequence-specific DNA damage  

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, San Francisco, CA 94143; Dermatology Research Unit, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical laser light, which is half the quantum energy required for conventional one-photon excitation, as used in a light dose-dependent fashion. To localize DNA damage in a model tissue-like medium, a DNA­psoTFO mixture

Boxer, Steven G.

353

On the Use of SRIM for Computing Radiation Damage Exposure  

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The SRIM (formerly TRIM) Monte Carlo simulation code is widely used to compute a number of parameters relevant to ion beam implantation and ion beam processing of materials. It also has the capability to compute a common radiation damage exposure unit known as atomic displacements per atom (dpa). Since dpa is a standard measure of primary radiation damage production, most researchers who employ ion beams as a tool for inducing radiation damage in materials use SRIM to determine the dpa associated with their irradiations. The use of SRIM for this purpose has been evaluated and comparisons have been made with an internationally-recognized standard definition of dpa, as well as more detailed atomistic simulations of atomic displacement cascades. Differences between the standard and SRIM-based dpa are discussed and recommendations for future usage of SRIM in radiation damage studies are made. In particular, it is recommended that when direct comparisons between ion and neutron data are intended, the Kinchin-Pease option of SRIM should be selected.

Stoller, Roger E. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.; Toloczko, Mychailo B. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Was, Gary S. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences; Certain, Alicia G. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Dwaraknath, S. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences; Garner, Frank A. [Radiation Effects Consulting, Richland, WA (United States)

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

354

Electric heating units in pollination bags avoid damage  

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Electric heating units in pollination bags avoid damage to flowers by spring frost J. CH. FERRAND n'Orlgans Ardon, F 45160 Olivet Summary An effective, cheap and simple heating device was designed by INRA heating, Larix. Controlled crosses are essential for forest tree breeding, but spring frost can destroy

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

355

Japanese Ratify Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC)  

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"The Japanese ratification of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) marks an important milestone towards creating a global nuclear liability regime that will assure prompt and meaningful compensation in the event of a nuclear accident and will facilitate international cooperation on nuclear projects such as ongoing clean-up work at the Fukushima site."

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Topeka, Kansas, Flood Damage Reduction Project 30 January 2009  

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with and approved by the necessary resource agencies. The long-term environmental and cultural consequences of planTopeka, Kansas, Flood Damage Reduction Project 30 January 2009 Abstract: The recommended plan provides for flood risk management and restores the reliability of the Topeka, Kansas, Levee System located

US Army Corps of Engineers

357

Scaling of fracture length and distributed damage Vladimir Lyakhovsky  

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Scaling of fracture length and distributed damage Vladimir Lyakhovsky The Institute of Earth space scaling except linear relations between fracture length and displacements and thus the determination theoretically of the strength of a body or structure directly. Self-similarity of a fracture

Lyakhovsky, Vladimir

358

Non-Destructive Damage Evaluation Based on Element Strain Energies  

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should apply to 1-D as well as 2-D and 3-D structures with single or multiple damage locations. To achieve the objectives listed above, the following four tasks are addressed: (1) the development of the theoretical foundations of the nondestructive...

Li, Ran

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIAL DAMAGE IN TWO DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS  

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IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIAL DAMAGE IN TWO DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS USING SQUID BASED NDE SYSTEM H on such problems entails quantitative nondestructive evaluation methods in SQUID-based NDE system [1]. It is well, SQUID based nondestructive evaluation (NDE) systems using injection current methods have been recently

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IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIAL DAMAGE IN TWO DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS  

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IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIAL DAMAGE IN TWO DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS USING SQUID BASED NDE SYSTEM H#ort on such problems entails quantitative nondestructive evaluation methods in SQUID­based NDE system [1]. It is well nondestructive evaluation (NDE) systems using injection current methods have been recently developed [3, 4

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361

Temporary patching of damaged UF{sub 6} cylinders  

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Patching techniques based on application of epoxy resins have been developed for temporarily repairing UF{sub 6} cylinders which have sustained relatively minor damage and must be safely emptied. The method is considerably faster and simpler than metallurgical weld repairs. Laboratory tests, detailed operational procedures, and case histories of experience at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant are described.

Cardenas, A.L. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., OH (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

362

Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Titanates for Pu Disposition: Zirconolite  

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This is the second of two papers on the results of radiation-induced damage accumulation in titanate ceramics that potentially could be used for weapons grade plutonium disposition. In the first paper we discussed the results from pyrochlore (betafite) based ceramics. In this paper, we discuss the effects of radiation-induced damage on the density and crystal structure of a nominally phase-pure zirconolite and two other zirconolite-bearing ceramics from the alpha decay of 238Pu. Macro (bulk) and micro (X-ray diffraction) swelling were found to be temperature independent, whereas the density determined with He gas pycnometry was temperature dependent. It took approximately 740 days (2.6?1018 ?/g) for the specimens to become X-ray amorphous—longer for the swelling to saturate. Unlike what we observed for the pyrochlore-based ceramics, we did not observe any phase changes associated with storage temperature and damage ingrowth. The forward dissolution rate at a pH value of 2 for material containing essentially all zirconolite is 1.7(4)?10-3 g/(m2?d). Very little pH dependence was observed for zirconolite specimens and, like we observed for the pyrochlore-bearing ceramics in this study, there was no dependence on the amount of radiation-induced damage. As with the pyrochlore, these materials did not become substantially friable with increasing radiation-induced damage. Even after the radiation-induced swelling saturated, the specimens remained physically intact with no evidence for microcracking. Thus, the material remains physically a viable material for the disposition of surplus weapons-grade Pu.

Strachan, Denis M.; Scheele, Randall D.; Buck, Edgar C.; Kozelisky, Anne E.; Sell, Rachel L.; Elovich, Robert J.; Buchmiller, William C.

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

363

Ultraviolet Radiation and Incidence of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma among Hispanics in the United States  

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...Conn. Med., 60: 579-582, 1996. 2 Cartwright R., McNally R., Staines A. The increasing incidence of non-Hodgkins...Hartge P., Devesa S. S., Grauman D., Fears T. R., Fraumeni J. F., Jr. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and sunlight. J. Natl...

Shasa Hu; Fangchao Ma; Fernando Collado-Mesa; and Robert S. Kirsner

364

Shaping of Thin Grazing-Incidence Reflection Grating Substrates via Magnetorheological Finishing  

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for sub-arcsecond reflection optics. Keywords: x-ray optics, Constellation-X, reflection gratings, thin, such as Constellation-X,1 rely on grazing-incidence reflection gratings to provide the necessary high diffraction efficiency and dispersion for soft x-ray photons in the energy range of approximately 0.25 - 2.0 keV (0.6 - 5

365

Emergency Action Plan For incidents involving hazardous materials, fires, explosions, or natural gas  

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-492-6025. For Non-Emergency Fire and Natural Gas Questions call the CU Fire Marshall @ 303-492-4042. AdditionalEmergency Action Plan For incidents involving hazardous materials, fires, explosions, or natural gas leaks, the following actions should be taken: 1) Life Safety First 2) Evacuate Immediate Area 3

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

366

SPACE WEATHER AND THE INCIDENCE OF REACTIVE "OFF-COST" OPERATIONS IN THE PJM POWER GRID  

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SPACE WEATHER AND THE INCIDENCE OF REACTIVE "OFF-COST" OPERATIONS IN THE PJM POWER GRID 7.6 Kevin F the price of electricity in the PJM power grid. In this paper we examine one of the mechanisms by which space weather impacts the electricity market in the PJM power grid. The starting point of this paper

Schrijver, Karel

367

Carotid intima-media thickness is associated with incidence of hospitalized atrial fibrillation  

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AbstractObjective Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a measure of arterial thickening and a risk predictor for myocardial infarction and stroke. It is unclear whether IMT also predicts atrial fibrillation (AF). We explored the association between IMT and incidence of first AF hospitalization in a population-based cohort. Methods IMT was measured in 4846 subjects from the general population (aged 46–68 years, 60% women) without a history of AF, heart failure or myocardial infarction. The Swedish in-patient register was used for retrieval of AF cases. IMT was studied in relation to incidence of AF. Results During a mean follow-up of 15.3 years, 353 subjects (181 men, 172 women, 4.8 per 1000 person-years) were hospitalized with a diagnosis of AF. After adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors, the hazard ratio (HR) for incidence of AF was 1.61 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.14–2.27) for 4th vs. 1st quartile of IMT in the common carotid artery. This relationship was also independent of occurrence of carotid plaque. The results were similar for IMT in the bifurcation. Conclusion Carotid IMT was independently associated with incidence of hospitalized AF in this study of middle-aged subjects from the general population. The results suggest that arterial thickening can predict future AF.

Samuel Adamsson Eryd; Gerd Östling; Maria Rosvall; Margaretha Persson; J. Gustav Smith; Olle Melander; Bo Hedblad; Gunnar Engström

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Using IEC 61508 to Guide the Investigation of Computer-Related Incidents and Accidents  

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applications. This has had `knock-on' effects in terms of the complexity of any incident investigation by fractional distillation into intermediate products, including light and heavy diesel, naptha, kerosese a fire in part of the crude distillation unit within the plant. This led to a number of knock-on effects

Johnson, Chris

369

Incidence of ischemic stroke according to income level among older people: the 3C study  

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1 Incidence of ischemic stroke according to income level among older people: the 3C study Olivier 26 25. Email: olivier.grimaud@ehesp.fr Abstract Background Stroke has been shown to follow a social between socioeconomic status and ischemic stroke risk amongst older people. Setting The Cities of Bordeaux

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

370

One-dimensional Grazing Incidence Zone Plate For Focusing Soft X-rays  

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We have designed and manufactured a grazing incidence FZP having a non-symmetrical one-dimensional zone structure in order to minimize an outermost zone width. The focal spot size obtained by the FZP is determined by the outermost zone width, and which depends on the manufacturing technique. The projected zone width can be decreased as sine function of the incidence angle. Overall dimension of the zone plate is calculated on the basis that the optical pass difference must be the multiple of a half the wavelength. Two dimensional focusing can be conducted by using a pair of them for vertical and horizontal focusing, correspondingly. Another advantage of the device is that the same focal length can be obtained in case of changing the wavelength. In the case of conventional FZP, experiments using variable wavelength, such as micro-EXAFS, are very difficult because the focal length shifts inversely proportional to the wavelength. The focal length shift can be corrected by changing the incidence angle in the case of the grazing incidence FZP. Electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching technique are used to manufacture FZP. Vanadium is chosen as FZP material since it has high etching rate with CF4 gas.

Koike, Masaki; Ikeura-Sekiguchi, Hiromi; Suzuki, Isao H. [Photonics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Umezono, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, 305-8568 (Japan)

2004-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

371

Modeling Disease Incidence Data with Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Dirichlet Process Mixtures  

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Modeling Disease Incidence Data with Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Dirichlet Process Mixtures approaches to analyze such data. We develop a hierarchical specification using spatial random effects modeled. Key words: Areal unit spatial data; Dirichlet process mixture models; Disease mapping; Dy- namic

Wolpert, Robert L

372

A two-stage model for incidence and prevalence in point-level spatial count data  

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A two-stage model for incidence and prevalence in point-level spatial count data Virginia Recta about the underlying data generating process. We utilize a two-stage spatial generalized linear mixed and real data from an ecological field survey. 1 Introduction Spatial count data arise frequently

Haran, Murali

373

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy Threats at imminent violence, violent incidents, or dangerous or emergency  

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Workplace Violence Prevention Policy Threats at imminent violence, violent incidents, or dangerous and staff, employees, students and visitors. Violent behavior, threats of violence, or physical intimidation of threatening or violent conduct in the workplace, or who observes such behavior or believes a credible threat

Goldberg, Bennett

374

Global dynamics of a vector disease model with saturation incidence and time delay  

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......Journal of Applied Mathematics (2011) 76, 919-937 doi:10.1093/imamat/hxr013 Advance Access publication on March 17, 2011 Global dynamics of a vector disease model with saturation incidence and time delay RUI XU Institute of Applied Mathematics......

Rui Xu; Zhien Ma

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Alpha-particle breakup at incident energies of 20 and 40 MeV/nucleon  

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The breakup of alpha particles at incident energies of 20 and 40 MeV/nucleon on Al27, Ni58, Zr90, and Bi209 has been studied. It was found that the breakup cross section decreases rapidly with increasing angles and increases with increasing target mass and incident energy. The total breakup yield, summed over all charged fragments, is ?15-35% of the alpha-particle total reaction cross section, and has an approximate A13 dependence. The ratios of breakup yields among different fragments are approximately p:d:t:He3?13:3:1:2, and are roughly independent of the incident energy and the target nucleus. These features suggest that the alpha-particle fragmentation is a peripheral process and is dominated by the properties of the incident projectile. A simple plane-wave alpha-particle breakup model gives a rather good description to the experimental data. In addition to the breakup deuteron peak at half of the beam energy, a second peak at quarter of the beam energy (or the same energy as the breakup proton peak) is observed. This peak might be due to a two-step breakup-pickup process.NUCLEAR REACTIONS Al27, Ni58, Zr90, Bi209(?,xp), (?,xd), (?,xt), (?, xHe3,) E?=80, 160 MeV; ?=6°-30°, measured d2?d?dE, deduced alpha-particle breakup yield, Comparisons with alpha-particle breakup model.

J. R. Wu; C. C. Chang; H. D. Holmgren; R. W. Koontz

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Photodynamic Effect of Hematoporphyrin Derivative as a Function of Optical Spectrum and Incident Energy Density  

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...visible light, i.e., low energy photons, the photodynamic effect...quanta rather than on incident energy. The work reported here represents...content and total delivered light energy on cell survival. MATERIALS...cially available 1000 watt Xenon solar simulator (Oriel Corporation...

J. H. Kinsey; D. A. Cortese; H. L. Moses; R. J. Ryan; and E. L. Branum

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Prospective Study of UV Exposure and Cancer Incidence Among Swedish Women  

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...detailed individual data on solar and artificial UV exposure in...843 subjects with a total energy intake outside the 1st and 99th...cancer incidence for either solar UV exposure (as indicated by...our study as a crude proxy of solar UV exposure. Sunburns are a...

Ling Yang; Marit B. Veierød; Marie Löf; Sven Sandin; Hans-Olov Adami; and Elisabete Weiderpass

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

The low energy ion assisted control of interfacial structure: Ion incident energy effects  

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The low energy ion assisted control of interfacial structure: Ion incident energy effects X. W Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia of interlayer mixing are primarily controlled by the adatom energy used in the deposition. Inert gas ion

Wadley, Haydn

379

The Smith Normal Form of the Incidence Matrix of Skew Lines in PG(3, q)  

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The Smith Normal Form of the Incidence Matrix of Skew Lines in PG(3, q) Peter Sin, University. In our case D = q4I. #12;Smith normal forms A, L define endomorphisms of the free Z-module on lines. Cokernel of A is called the Smith group and the torsion subgroup of the cokernel of L is known

Sin, Peter

380

Resonant normal-incidence separate-absorption-charge-multiplication Ge/Si avalanche  

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-speed InP /InGaAsP /InGaAs avalanche photodiodes grown by chemical beam epitaxy," IEEE J. Quantum ElectronResonant normal-incidence separate-absorption- charge-multiplication Ge/Si avalanche photodiodes the impedance of separate-absorption-charge- multiplication Ge/Si avalanche photodiodes (APD) is characterized

Bowers, John

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incident_investigation_form.docx Revision Date: 2/5/2013 Page 1 of 2  

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layout is hazardous Unsafe lighting Unsafe ventilation Lack of personal protective equipment (PPE of Report: Reported by: Supervisor EH&S Team Other__________ DESCRIBE THE INCIDENT Exact Location) Inadequate guard Unguarded hazard Safety device is defective Tool or equipment defective Workstation

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GUIDANCE NOTES FOR COMPLETION The following incidents and occurrences must be reported to Safety and Environmental Protection  

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manager and the local Safety Coordinator must be made aware of the incident so that further investigation and/or remedial action can be taken. #12;

Glasgow, University of

383

Is Cadmium a Cause of Human Pancreatic Cancer?  

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...g., in nickel-cadmium batteries and electroplating, as a component...cadmium are the burning of fossil fuels and waste materials and the...proteinurea. The health of battery workers exposed to cadmium...cancer incidence in Swedish battery workers exposed to cadmium...

Gary G. Schwartz and Isildinha M. Reis

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Neutron damage reduction in a traveling wave reactor  

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Traveling wave reactors are envisioned to run on depleted or natural uranium with no need for enrichment or reprocessing, and in a manner which requires little to no operator intervention. If feasible, this type of reactor has significant advantages over conventional nuclear power systems. However, a practical implementation of this concept is challenging as neutron irradiation levels many times greater than those in conventional reactors appear to be required for a fission wave to propagate. Radiation damage to the fuel and cladding materials presents a significant obstacle to a practical design. One possibility for reducing damage is to soften the neutron energy spectrum. Here we show that using a uranium oxide fuel form will allow a shift in the neutron spectrum that can result in at least a three fold decrease in dpa levels for fuel cladding and structural steels within the reactor compared with the dpa levels expected when using a uranium metal fuel. (authors)

Osborne, A. G.; Deinert, M. R. [Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Rapid pipeline repair technology for war damage recovery. Technical note  

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This report documents the development of three experimental pipeline couplers for rapid repair of fuel lines damaged in an attack. The experimental couplers are: (1) the Cold Forge coupler, (2) the Internal Coupler, and (3) the Inflatable Seal Coupler. The focus of the evaluation was to determine the feasibility of rapidly repairing bomb-damaged fuel lines with each coupler, particularly underground pipelines made of carbon steel. Evaluating the feasibility of repair with each coupler was based on such aspects as installations speed and effectiveness. The test results confirmed that each coupler could be used during base recovery, operations to rapidly and effectively repair a fuel pipeline that may be out-of-round or highly misaligned. Recommended that each experimental coupler be taken into advanced development for extensive testing and field evaluation. Base recovery, Expedient pipeline repair, Utility repair.

Anguiano, G.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Damage Modeling and Life Extending Control of a Boiler-Turbine System1  

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Damage Modeling and Life Extending Control of a Boiler-Turbine System1 Donglin Li Tongwen Chen2 hierarchical LEC structure and apply it to a typ- ical boiler system. There are two damage models

Marquez, Horacio J.

387

A DNA Damage-Induced, SOS-Independent Checkpoint Regulates Cell Division in Caulobacter crescentus  

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Cells must coordinate DNA replication with cell division, especially during episodes of DNA damage. The paradigm for cell division control following DNA damage in bacteria involves the SOS response where cleavage of the ...

Modell, Joshua W.

388

A Methodology for Weapon System Availability Assessment, incorporating Failure, Damage and  

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A Methodology for Weapon System Availability Assessment, incorporating Failure, Damage in a hostile environment, they are particularly vulnerable in sit- uations of unavailability. Military weapon principles for weapon systems modeling that integrate both system failure and system damage, as well

Boyer, Edmond

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acari eriophyidae damage Sample Search...  

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damage Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: acari eriophyidae damage Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 216 Florida Entomologist 85(1) March...

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Mechanisms and impact of damage resulting from hydraulic fracturing. Topical report, May 1995-July 1996  

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This topical report documents the mechanisms of formation damage following hydraulic fracturing and their impact upon gas well productivity. The categories of damage reviewed include absolute or matrix permeability damage, relative permeability alterations, the damage of natural fracture permeability mechanisms and proppant conductivity impairment. Case studies are reviewed in which attempts are made to mitigate each of the damage types. Industry surveys have been conducted to determine the perceptions of the industry on the topic of formation damage following hydraulic fracturing and to identify key formations in which formation damage is a problem. From this information, technical hurdles and new technology needs are identified and estimates are made of the benefits of developing and applying minimum formation damage technology.

Penny, G.S.; Conway, M.W.; Almond, S.W.; Himes, R.; Nick, K.E.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Use of CFRP Overlays to Repair Fatigue Damage in Steel Bridge Girders and Components  

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Fatigue damage in steel girder bridges built prior to the mid-1980s is common due to distortion-induced fatigue. Different repair techniques have been developed and implemented to retrofit bridges of this era with existing fatigue damage...

Gangel, Regan Elisabeth

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

392

E-Print Network 3.0 - alcohol-related brain damage Sample Search...  

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brain damage Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alcohol-related brain damage Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 R U Aware IIR U Aware II A...

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Development of a Novel Diagnostic Test Using Podocyturia as a Biomarker for Detection of Kidney Damage  

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are washed away in urine as a result of glomerular damage. Using markers such as podocyte gene products, more sensitive and specific detection of damage to the glomeruli is possible, allowing for earlier treatment of CKD that could potentially prolong...

Farooqi, Eesha

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage analysis and fundamental studies. Quarterly progress report, October-December 1979  

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Progress on each of the following topics is outlined: (1) rotating target neutron source, (2) fusion materials irradiation test facility, (3) environmental characterization, (4) damage production, and (5) damage microstructure evolution and mechanical behavior. (MOW)

None

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering a single cell microarray platform for high throughput DNA damage and repair analysis  

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DNA damage contributes to cancer, aging, and heritable diseases. Ironically, DNA damaging agents are also commonly used in current cancer treatment. We therefore need robust, high throughput, and inexpensive tools for ...

Weingeist, David McGregor

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

E-Print Network 3.0 - air pollution damage Sample Search Results  

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damage Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air pollution damage Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 www.ext.vt.edu Produced by Communications...

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NATO Simulation Pressures Students to Forge a Response to Threatening International Incidents  

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an attempt by Kurdish militants to damage an oil pipeline that runs from Baku on the Caspian Sea infrastructure. Other reports follow just minutes apart. Turkish offi- cials announce that they have thwarted Russia may be intent on disrupting the flow of oil through the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipe- line. Turkey

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Induction of DNA Damage by Low Dose PET scans  

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Induction of DNA Damage by Low Dose PET scans Induction of DNA Damage by Low Dose PET scans Douglas Boreham McMaster University Abstract This research is focused on assessing the radiation risk associated with positron emission tomography (PET) scans. It has been suggested that low dose medical imaging, such as PET scans, carry an added biological risk because they expose the patient to ionizing radiation. PET scanning is an increasingly used nuclear medicine procedure that requires the administration of isotope 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG, E=250 keV β and 511 keV γ) and results in an effective dose to the patient ranging from 7-22 mSv. The radiation induced DNA damage associated with a PET scan was studied in 7-9 week old female wild type Trp53 +/+ mice. Mice were given a PET scan with 18F-FDG and the biological response was assessed in bone marrow using

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SALT DAMAGE CRITERION PROOF-OF-CONCEPT RESEARCH  

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The purpose of this study was to conduct a field-scale application demonstrating the use of continuum damage mechanics to determine the minimum allowable operating pressure of compressed natural gas storage caverns in salt formations. A geomechanical study was performed of two natural gas storage caverns (one existing and one planned) utilizing state-of-the-art salt mechanics to assess the potential for cavern instability and collapse. The geomechanical study consisted primarily of laboratory testing, theoretical development, and analytical/numerical tasks. A total of 50 laboratory tests was performed on salt specimens to aid in the development and definition of the material model used to predict the behavior of rock salt. Material model refinement was performed that improved the predictive capability of modeling salt during damage healing, recovery of work-hardened salt, and the behavior of salt at stress states other than triaxial compression. Results of this study showed that the working gas capacity of the existing cavern could be increased by 18 percent and the planned cavern could be increased by 8 percent using the proposed method compared to a conventional stress-based method. Further refinement of the continuum damage model is recommended to account for known behavior of salt at stress conditions other than triaxial compression that is not characterized accurately by the existing model.

Kerry L. DeVries; Kirby D. Mellegard; Gary D. Callahan

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation damage effects in candidate titanates for Pu disposition: Zirconolite  

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Results from studies of radiation-induced damage from the alpha decay of 238Pu on the density and crystal structure of a nominally phase-pure zirconolite and two other zirconolite-bearing ceramics are discussed. Macro and micro swelling were found to be temperature independent, whereas the density determined with He gas pycnometry was temperature dependent. Approximately 2.6 × 1018 ?/g were needed to render the specimens X-ray amorphous– more to saturate the swelling. Unlike pyrochlore-based ceramics, we did not observe any phase changes associated with storage temperature and damage ingrowth. The forward dissolution rate at a pH value of 2 for material containing essentially all zirconolite is 1.7(4) × 10?3 g/(m2 d) with very little pH dependence and no dependence on the amount of radiation-induced damage. Even after the radiation-induced swelling saturated, the specimens remained physically intact with no evidence for microcracking. Thus, the material remains physically a viable material for the disposition of surplus weapons-grade Pu.

D.M. Strachan; R.D. Scheele; E.C. Buck; A.E. Kozelisky; R.L. Sell; R.J. Elovich; W.C. Buchmiller

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Inhibition of Chk1 by the G[subscript 2] DNA damage checkpoint inhibitor isogranulatimide  

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Inhibitors of the G{sub 2} DNA damage checkpoint can selectively sensitize cancer cells with mutated p53 to killing by DNA-damaging agents. Isogranulatimide is a G{sub 2} checkpoint inhibitor containing a unique indole/maleimide/imidazole skeleton identified in a phenotypic cell-based screen; however, the mechanism of action of isogranulatimide is unknown. Using natural and synthetic isogranulatimide analogues, we show that the imide nitrogen and a basic nitrogen at position 14 or 15 in the imidazole ring are important for checkpoint inhibition. Isogranulatimide shows structural resemblance to the aglycon of UCN-01, a potent bisindolemaleimide inhibitor of protein kinase C{beta} (IC{sub 50}, 0.001 micromol/L) and of the checkpoint kinase Chk1 (IC{sub 50}, 0.007 micromol/L). In vitro kinase assays show that isogranulatimide inhibits Chk1 (IC{sub 50}, 0.1 {micro}mol/L) but not protein kinase C{beta}. Of 13 additional protein kinases tested, isogranulatimide significantly inhibits only glycogen synthase kinase-3{beta} (IC{sub 50}, 0.5 {micro}mol/L). We determined the crystal structure of the Chk1 catalytic domain complexed with isogranulatimide. Like UCN-01, isogranulatimide binds in the ATP-binding pocket of Chk1 and hydrogen bonds with the backbone carbonyl oxygen of Glu{sup 85} and the amide nitrogen of Cys{sup 87}. Unlike UCN-01, the basic N15 of isogranulatimide interacts with Glu{sub 17}, causing a conformation change in the kinase glycine-rich loop that may contribute importantly to inhibition. The mechanism by which isogranulatimide inhibits Chk1 and its favorable kinase selectivity profile make it a promising candidate for modulating checkpoint responses in tumors for therapeutic benefit.

Jiang, Xiuxian; Zhao, Baoguang; Britton, Robert; Lim, Lynette Y.; Leong, Dan; Sanghera, Jasbinder S.; Zhou, Bin-Bing S.; Piers, Edward; Andersen, Raymond J.; Roberge, Michel (Kinetek); (GSKPA); (UBC)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suppression of autophagy enhances the cytotoxicity of the DNA-damaging aromatic amine p-anilinoaniline  

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p-Anilinoaniline (pAA) is an aromatic amine that is widely used in hair dying applications. It is also a metabolite of metanil yellow, an azo dye that is commonly used as a food coloring agent. Concentrations of pAA between 10 and 25 {mu}M were cytostatic to cultures of the normal human mammary epithelia cell line MCF10A. Concentrations {>=} 50 {mu}M were cytotoxic. Cytostatic concentrations induced transient G{sub 1} and S cell cycle phase arrests; whereas cytotoxic concentrations induced protracted arrests. Cytotoxic concentrations of pAA caused DNA damage, as monitored by the alkaline single-cell gel electrophoresis (Comet) assay, and morphological changes consistent with cells undergoing apoptosis and/or autophagy. Enzymatic and western blot analyses, and binding analyses of fluorescent labeled VAD-FMK, suggested that caspase family members were activated by pAA. Western blot analyses documented the conversion of LC3-I to LC3-II, a post-translational modification involved in the development of the autophagosome. Suppression of autophagosome formation, via knockdown of ATG7 with shRNA, prevented pAA-induced vacuolization, enhanced the activation of pro-caspase-3, and increased susceptibility of ATG7-deficient cells to the cytostatic and cytotoxic activities of markedly lower concentrations of pAA. Cells stably transfected with a nonsense shRNA behaved like parental MCF10A cells. Collectively, these data suggest that MCF10A cultures undergo autophagy as a pro-survival response to concentrations of pAA sufficient to induce DNA damage.

Elliott, Althea [Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201 (United States); Reiners, John J. [Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201 (United States)], E-mail: john.reiners.jr@wayne.edu

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

403

A 3D Orthotropic Strain-Rate Dependent Elastic Damage Material Model.  

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A three dimensional orthotropic elastic constitutive model with continuum damage and cohesive based fracture is implemented for a general polymer matrix composite lamina. The formulation assumes the possibility of distributed (continuum) damage followed b y localized damage. The current damage activation functions are simply partially interactive quadratic strain criteria . However, the code structure allows for changes in the functions without extraordinary effort. The material model formulation, implementation, characterization and use cases are presented.

English, Shawn Allen

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Review of NASA's Computer Security Incident Detection and Handling Capability (IG-12-017, August 7, 2012)  

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Review of NASA's Computer Security Incident Detection and Handling Capability (IG-12-017, August 7, 2012) The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit to evaluate the effectiveness with which NASA's Security Operations Center (SOC) manages the Agency's computer security incident detection

405

Changes in Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Incidence between 1977–1978 and 1998–1999 in Northcentral New Mexico  

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...follow-up survey of NMSC in New Mexico and report here incidence rate...three-county area in northcentral New Mexico for two 12-month time periods...the highest levels of ambient solar UV radiation. Subsequent surveys...the resident population of New Mexico. Incidence rates in New Mexico...

William F. Athas; William C. Hunt; and Charles R. Key

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Pump pulse-width dependence of grazing-incidence pumped transient collisional soft-x-ray lasers M. Berrill,1  

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Pump pulse-width dependence of grazing-incidence pumped transient collisional soft-x-ray lasers M 2007 The output energy dependence of high repetition rate grazing incidence pumped Ni-like Mo, Ni-like Ag, and Ne-like Ti transient collisional soft x-ray lasers on the duration of the pump pulse

Rocca, Jorge J.

407

Object Oriented Assessment Of Damage Due To Natural Disaster Using Very High Resolution  

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Object Oriented Assessment Of Damage Due To Natural Disaster Using Very High Resolution Images Anne.wald@ensmp.fr Abstract--A building damage assessment method applied to the case of the earthquake of Bam is proposed assessment is proposed. It allows a classification performance of the buildings among four damage grades up

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408

DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES  

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DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES burdens of wind turbines. To detect damage of rotor blades, several research projects focus on an acoustic, rotor blade, wind turbine INTRODUCTION There are several publications of non destructive damage

Boyer, Edmond

409

Epigenetic Modifications in Double-Strand Break DNA Damage Signaling and Repair  

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...Focus 10 14 31 DNA Damage and Repair in Translational Oncology...investigators, DNA damage and repair has been a major focus of anticancer...Plummer R . Perspective on the pipeline of drugs being developed with...break DNA damage signaling and repair. Clin Cancer Res 2010;16...

Dorine Rossetto; Andrew W. Truman; Stephen J. Kron; and Jacques Côté

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

410

Free Vibration Analysis of Kirchoff Plates with Damaged Boundaries by the Chebyshev Collocation Method  

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Free Vibration Analysis of Kirchoff Plates with Damaged Boundaries by the Chebyshev Collocation for the free vibration analysis of slender Kirchoff plates with both mixed and damaged boundaries of the natural vibration frequencies with respect to the severity of the damaged boundary. Specifically

Butcher, Eric A.

411

Anisotropic damage modelling of biaxial behaviour and rupture of concrete structures  

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Continuum Damage Mechanics at the Representative Element Volume scale is a relevant tool to deal with largeAnisotropic damage modelling of biaxial behaviour and rupture of concrete structures Ragueneau F with damage induced anisotropy modelling for concrete-like materials. A thermodynamics based constitutive

Boyer, Edmond

412

The influence of toughening-particles in CFRPs on low velocity impact damage resistance performance  

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The influence of toughening-particles in CFRPs on low velocity impact damage resistance performance.bull@soton.ac.uk Abstract The role of particle-toughening for increasing impact damage resistance in carbon fibre reinforced velocity impacts ranging from 25 J to 50 J to establish the impact damage resistance of each material

413

Unified Resolve 2014: A Proof of Concept for Radiological Support to Incident Commanders  

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Unified Resolve 2014: A Proof of Concept for Radiological Support to Incident Commanders Daniel Blumenthal*, U.S. Department of Energy ; John Crapo, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; Gerard Vavrina, U.S. Department of Energy; Katharine McLellan McLellan, U.S. Department of Energy; Michael J. Gresalfi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Abstract: In response to a radiological or nuclear (R/N) emergency, Incident Command and the associated response community will require requisite technical expertise, and the application of appropriate decision-support tools, and derivative products in order to effectively manage response operations. Unlike the spectrum of natural disasters which occur with some frequency, and which our nation’s first responder community has great familiarity with, an emergency that includes an R/N element, whether initiated by an accidental or manmade event, is at best an infrequent occurrence and generally not an operational emergency response experience most of our nation’s regional, state and local first responder communities have participated in. The Unified Resolve 2014 annual exercise, conducted by the National Capital Region's Incident Management Team (NCR IMT) during March, 2014, provided the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Emergency Response with an ideal opportunity to pilot and asses a proposed R/N operational support position, designed to provide state and local incident command with technical subject matter expertise within both the planning and operational elements of both area and unified command. This proposed cadre of R/N technical specialists, volunteers willing to support their home region’s state and local incident commands when facing an R/N emergency, are presently referred to as “Radiological Operations Support Specialists (ROSS). The role of the ROSS cadre is envisioned to be an on-scene R/N subject matter expert to Incident Command, to provide both adaptive planning support and operational advice, with respect to a wide range of R/N modeling, measurement, and analysis capabilities, decision-tools and products available from across the Federal community, to include both DOE, EPA and others. The ROSS cadre would include personnel who are already radiation professionals, to include health physicists and others. They would receive additional training in the specifics of radiological emergency response. The skills include knowing what Federal assets are available to help local responders, how do the data and modeling products provided by these Federal assets support local decision making, and how do the radiological issues impact or complicate local decision making. The exercise helped to define the role of this specialist, additional training required, and the types of data products needed by incident management personnel. The goal is to develop a nationwide cadre of local experts who can immediately support the local response to a radiological incident before any Federal expertise has time to arrive.

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Letter to the Editor: The pollution load caused by ECF Kraft Mills, Botnia-Uruguay: first six months of operation  

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The pollution load caused by Kraft Mills with and without bleaching is analysed. Particularly, the mill emissions of Botnia Fray Bentos S.A. over the first six months of operation are reviewed just as they are presented by the EcoMetrix report dated July 2008, at the request of the International Finance Corporation, World Bank. Regardless of the opinions expressed there, from the numerical values it is absolutely clear that Botnia has discharged great quantities of solid, liquid and gaseous dangerous pollutants into the Uruguay River and into the atmosphere. This pollution load, according to the background known, will cause serious and irreversible damage to the flora, fauna and health of the inhabitants of the basin within a few years.

Elias Jorge Matta

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Catastrophic Incident Recovery: Long-Term Recovery from an Anthrax Event Symposium  

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On March 19, 2008, policy makers, emergency managers, and medical and Public Health officials convened in Seattle, Washington, for a workshop on Catastrophic Incident Recovery: Long-Term Recovery from an Anthrax Event. The day-long symposium was aimed at generating a dialogue about restoration and recovery through a discussion of the associated challenges that impact entire communities, including people, infrastructure, and critical systems.

Lesperance, Ann M.

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

416

Climate and Landscape Factors Associated with Buruli Ulcer Incidence in Victoria, Australia  

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, 3Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America, 4Center for Statistical Training and Consulting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, 5... transmission investigations. Citation: van Ravensway J, Benbow ME, Tsonis AA, Pierce SJ, Campbell LP, et al. (2012) Climate and Landscape Factors Associated with Buruli Ulcer Incidence in Victoria, Australia. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51074. doi:10.1371/journal...

van Ravensway, Jenni; Benbow, Mark Eric; Tsonis, Anastasios A.; Pierce, Steven J.; Campbell, Lindsay P.; Fyfe, Janet A. M.; Hayman, John A.; Johnson, Paul D. R.; Wallace, John R.; Qi, Jiaguo

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Weekly Security Incident Log Period of Apr 28 -May 4, 2014  

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member who was previously trespassed from campus several years prior. No further action was required. 5/2 transported the individual to hospital for further medical care. 5/2/2014 10:10 AM Emergency Medical 2014 in a washroom. 5/2/2014 03:18 PM Theft, Under Printed: 5/5/2014 4:13:20 PM 1Weekly Security Incident Log Period

418

General formula for the incidence factor of a solar heliostat receiver system  

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A general formula is derived for the effective incidence factor of an array of heliostat mirrors for solar power collection. The formula can be greatly simplified for arrays of high symmetry and offers quick computation of the performance of the array. It shows clearly how the mirror distribution and locations affect the overall performance and thus provide a useful guidance for the design of a solar heliostat receiver system.

Wei, L.Y.

1980-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

419

Analysis of the HSEES Chemical Incident Database Using Data and Text Mining Methodologies  

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was established to meet the federal hazardous material transportation regulation. All modes of transportation except for pipeline and bulk marine transportation are covered by the HMIRS database. The process industry should take advantage of these chemical... al., 1999). HSEES HMIRSOSHA RMP Fixed facility Transportation Railroad, Highway, Pipeline, Waterways Residence areas Agricultural areas Public areas Industry 4 Based on the availability of chemical incident database and their evident...

Mahdiyati, -

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

420

Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in  

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Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water More Documents & Publications Application of Environmental Isotopes to the Evaluation of the Origin of Contamination in a Desert Arroyo: Many Devils Wash, Shiprock, New Mexico Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Water Chemistry in Evaluating the Origin of Contamination in Many Devils Wash, Shiprock, New Mexico Natural Contamination from the Mancos Shale

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Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in  

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Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water Characterization and Isolation of Constituents Causing Red Coloration in Desert Arroyo Seepage Water More Documents & Publications Natural Contamination from the Mancos Shale Application of Environmental Isotopes to the Evaluation of the Origin of Contamination in a Desert Arroyo: Many Devils Wash, Shiprock, New Mexico Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Water Chemistry in Evaluating the Origin of Contamination in Many Devils Wash, Shiprock, New Mexico

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Tests of a grazing-incidence ring resonator free-electron laser  

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This paper reports on the Boeing free-electron laser (FEL) optical cavity that has been changed from a simple concentric cavity using two spherical mirrors to a larger grazing-incidence ring resonator. The new resonator consists of two mirror telescopes located at each end of the wiggler with a round-trip path length of approximately 133 m. Each telescope is a grazing-incidence hyperboloid followed by a normal-incidence paraboloid. Initial tests showed that poorly positioned ring focus and unreliable pointing alignment resulted in reduced and structured FEL output. (First lasing operation occurred on March 23 and 24, 1990.) Later efforts concentrated on improving the resonator alignment techniques and lowering the single-pass losses. FEL performance and reliability have significantly improved due to better ring alignment. The alignment procedure and recent lasing results are described. The effect the electron beam has on lasing is also discussed. Measurements are presented showing how FEL temporal output and wavelength are sensitive to electron beam energy variations.

Dowell, D.H.; Laucks, M.L.; Lowrey, A.R.; Adamski, J.L.; Pistoresi, D.J.; Shoffstall, D.R. (Boeing Aerospace and Electronics, Seattle, WA (US)); Bentz, M.P.; Burns, R.H.; Guha, J.; Sun, K.; Tomita, W. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.); Lumpkin, A.H.; Bender, S.; Byrd, D.; Tokar, R.L. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Nuclear incident monitor criticality alarm instrument for the Savannah River Site: Technical manual  

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The Savannah River Site is a Department of Energy facility. The facility stores, processes, and works with fissionable material at a number of locations. Technical standards and US Department of Energy orders, require these locations to be monitored by criticality alarm systems under certain circumstances. The Savannah River Site calls such instruments Nuclear Incident Monitors or NIMs. The Sole purpose of the Nuclear Incident Monitor is to provide an immediate evacuation signal in the case of an accidental criticality in order to minimize personnel exposure to radiation. The new unit is the third generation Nuclear Incident Monitor at the Savannah River Site. The second generation unit was developed in 1979. It was designed to eliminate vacuum-tube circuits, and was the first solid state NIM at SRS. The major design objectives of the second generation NIM were to improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs. Ten prototype units have been built and tested. This report describes the design of the new NIM and the testing that took place to verify its acceptability.

Jenkins, J.B.

1996-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

424

The Iron Chelator Dp44mT Causes DNA Damage and Selective Inhibition of Topoisomerase II? in Breast Cancer Cells  

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...mononuclear cells. Invest New Drugs 2008;26:169-73. 37 Attia S, Kolesar J, Mahoney MR, et al. A phase 2 consortium (P2C) trial of 3-aminopyridine-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazone (3-AP) for advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas...

V. Ashutosh Rao; Sarah R. Klein; Keli K. Agama; Eriko Toyoda; Noritaka Adachi; Yves Pommier; Emily B. Shacter

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical damage to coastal dunes and ecological impacts caused by vehicle tracks associated with beach camping on sandy shores: a case study from Fraser Island, Australia  

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As coastal populations expand, demands for recreational opportunities on beaches and coastal dunes grow correspondingly. Although dunes are known to be sensitive to direct human disturbance and provide irreplacea...

Luke M. C. Thompson; Thomas A. Schlacher

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Setting up a Reflux Condenser Water leaks from a reflux condenser can destroy years of research data and cause thousands of dollars of damage to  

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Guidelines for Setting up a Reflux Condenser Water leaks from a reflux condenser can destroy years. To help prevent this common accident, wire or clamp all hose connections, secure the condenser outlet tubes into the inlet and outlet of the condenser. After fitting the tubes into the condenser (a

Brody, James P.

427

A relationship between seismic ground motion severity and house damage ratio  

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A regression equation for spectral intensity (SI) and house damage ratio is developed. Damage data of several recent earthquakes are collected from sites where the ground motion was recorded. Strong SI values without house damage are also considered. A functional form that predicts no damage to houses until the SI exceeds a critical level is employed din the weighted least squares using the number of households in each site as the weight. This relationship is used in early estimation of damage to city gas customers houses and pipelines based on radio-telemetered SI values.

Tong, Huanan; Yamazaki, Fumio [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan). Inst. of Industrial Science

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

428

Laser damage resistant pits in dielectric coatings created by femtosecond laser machining  

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Replacing growing damage sites with benign, laser damage resistant features in multilayer dielectric films may enable large mirrors to be operated at significantly higher fluences. Laser damage resistant features have been created in high reflecting coatings on glass substrates using femtosecond laser machining. These prototype features have been damage tested to over 40 J/cm{sup 2} (1064nm, 3ns pulselength) and have been shown not to damage upon repeated irradiation at 40J/cm{sup 2}. Further work to optimize feature shape and laser machining parameters is ongoing.

Wolfe, J; Roger Qiu, ,; Stolz, C; Thomas, M; Martinez, C; Ozkan, A

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Cadmium-induced oxidative stress and histological damage in the myocardium. Effects of a soy-based diet  

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Cd exposure has been associated to an augmented risk for cardiovascular disease. We investigated the effects of 15 and 100 ppm of Cd on redox status as well as histological changes in the rat heart and the putative protective effect of a soy-based diet. Male Wistar rats were separated into 6 groups and treated during 60 days as follows: groups (1), (2) and (3) were fed a casein-based diet; groups (4), (5) and (6), a soy-based diet; (1) and (4) were given tap water; (2) and (5) tap water containing 15 ppm of Cd{sup 2+}; and (3) and (6) tap water containing 100 ppm of Cd{sup 2+}. Serum lipid peroxides increased and PON-1 activity decreased in group (3). Lipoperoxidation also increased in the heart of all intoxicated groups; however protein oxidation only augmented in (3) and reduced glutathione levels diminished in (2) and (3). Catalase activity increased in groups (3) and (6) while superoxide dismutase activity increased only in (6). Glutathione peroxidase activity decreased in groups (3) and (6). Nrf2 expression was higher in groups (3) and (6), and MTI expression augmented in (3). Histological examination of the heart tissue showed the development of hypertrophic and fusion of cardiomyocytes along with foci of myocardial fiber necrosis. The transmission electron microscopy analysis showed profound ultra-structural damages. No protection against tissue degeneration was observed in animals fed the soy-based diet. Our findings indicate that even though the intake of a soy-based diet is capable of ameliorating Cd induced oxidative stress, it failed in preventing cardiac damage. -- Highlights: ? Cd intoxication produces extracellular and ultrastructural damage in the myocardium. ? The intake of a soy-based diet ameliorated Cd-induced oxidative stress. ? Cd-induced myocardial damage wasn't prevented by the intake of a soy-based diet. ? Cd-induced myocardial degeneration may not be caused by oxidative stress generation. ? Histology evaluation is needed to establish the extent of Cd-induced cardiac damage.

Ferramola, Mariana L.; Pérez Díaz, Matías F.F. [Department of Biochemistry and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, National University of San Luis, IMIBIO-SL, CONICET, San Luis (Argentina); Honoré, Stella M.; Sánchez, Sara S. [Department of Development Biology, INSIBIO, National University of Tucumán, CONICET-UNT, Tucumán (Argentina)] [Department of Development Biology, INSIBIO, National University of Tucumán, CONICET-UNT, Tucumán (Argentina); Antón, Rosa I. [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, National University of San Luis, INQUISAL, CONICET, San Luis (Argentina)] [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, National University of San Luis, INQUISAL, CONICET, San Luis (Argentina); Anzulovich, Ana C. [Department of Biochemistry and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, National University of San Luis, IMIBIO-SL, CONICET, San Luis (Argentina)] [Department of Biochemistry and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, National University of San Luis, IMIBIO-SL, CONICET, San Luis (Argentina); Giménez, María S., E-mail: mgimenez@unsl.edu.ar [Department of Biochemistry and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, National University of San Luis, IMIBIO-SL, CONICET, San Luis (Argentina)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Summary of Recent Damage-Initiation Experiments on KDP Crystals  

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We summarize recent investigations of the density and morphology of bulk damage in KDP crystals as a function of pulse duration, temporal profile, wavelength, and energy fluence. As previously reported by Runkel et al., we also find that the size of bulk damage sites varies roughly linearly with pulse duration for pulses between 1 ns and 9 ns. However this trend no longer applies at pulse durations below 1 ns. Experiments measuring the damage density and size distribution as a function of wavelength confirm many previous works which indicated a strong dependence of damage density with wavelength. However, we also find that the size of damage sites is relatively insensitive to wavelength. Further we see damage due to Flat-In-Time (FIT) pulses has different pulse length and fluence dependence than Gaussian pulses. We demonstrate that a simple thermal diffusion model can account for observed differences in damage densities due to square and Gaussian temporally shaped pulses of equal fluence. Moreover, we show that the key laser parameter governing size of the bulk damage sites is the length of time the pulse remains above a specific intensity. The different dependences of damage density and damage site size on laser parameters suggest different absorption mechanisms early and late in the damaging pulse.

Carr, C W; Feit, M D; Rubenchik, A M; Trenholme, J B; Spaeth, M L

2005-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

431

Identification and Elimination of Mechanisms Leading to UV Damage of DKDP  

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This LDRD project addressed both bulk and surface damage induced by UV-laser exposure. The primary objectives were (1) to complete our understanding of the factors leading to bulk damage, including growth conditions and orientational direction, and (2) to identify mechanisms of surface damage initiation and growth leading to mitigation methods. Due to the more advanced state of knowledge in bulk damage, a greater portion of that work was completed during the one-year term of this project. Three papers were presented at the 32nd Boulder Damage Symposium on Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials, and the three resulting manuscripts submitted to the Proceeding are attached: An important result from this work is that it established a dependence of obscuration from bulk damage on fluence and pulse length, which is shown.

Burnham, A; Runkel, M; Chase, L; Demos, S; Staggs, M; Siekhaus, W

2001-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

432

Optical Damage Threshold of Silicon for Ultrafast Infrared Pulses  

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We present measurements of the optical damage threshold of crystalline silicon in air for ultrafast pulses in the near infrared. The wavelengths tested span a range from the telecommunications band at 1550 nm, extending to 2260 nm. We discuss the motivation for the measurements and give theoretical context. We then describe the experimental setup, diagnostics, and procedure. The results show a breakdown threshold of 0.2J/cm{sup 2} at 1550 nm and 1.06 ps FWHM pulse duration, and a weak dependence on wavelength.

Cowan, Benjamin M.; /Tech-X, Boulder /SLAC

2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

433

Mechanisms of formation damage in matrix permeability geothermal wells  

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A laboratory study was conducted at simulated in-situ geothermal conditions to identify the mechanisms responsible for significant declines in permeability. Testing was conducted on core material retrieved from the East Mesa KGRA, (known geothermal resource area) Imperial Valley, California. In this paper, apparatus, procedures and results are described. Damage in this formation, which was not originally thought to be water sensitive, is attributed to cation exchange and the removal processes which alter the stability of the clay structures. Fluid shearing dislodges particles, which clog pore throats and irreversibly reduce permeability. The implications of these findings on operating procedures and production of the well can be significant and are discussed. 7 refs.

Bergosh, G.L.; Enniss, D.O.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Schmitt et al. Damage of monolithic refractory linings in steel ladles during drying Damage of monolithic refractory linings in steel ladles  

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Schmitt et al. Damage of monolithic refractory linings in steel ladles during drying Damage of monolithic refractory linings in steel ladles during drying N. Schmitt(1)& , Y. Berthaud(1) , J.F. Hernandez) & Corresponding author : Email: schmitt@lmt.ens-cachan.fr Abstract: Safety linings of steel ladles are made

435

Second harmonic generation by propagation of a p-polarized obliquely incident laser beam in underdense plasma  

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An analytical study of second harmonic generation due to interaction an intense, p-polarized laser beam propagating obliquely in homogeneous underdense plasma, in the mildly relativistic regime, has been presented. The efficiency of the second harmonic radiation as well as its detuning length has been obtained and their variation with the angle of incidence is analyzed. It is shown that, for a given plasma electron density, the second harmonic efficiency increases with the angle of incidence while the detuning length decreases. The second harmonic amplitude vanishes at normal incidence of the laser beam.

Jha, Pallavi; Agrawal, Ekta [Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007 (India)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

Prediction of blast damage from vapor cloud explosions  

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The process industries handle a wide range of different materials and use them in different types of chemical reaction. Of particular concern is the prospect of damage and injury affecting the general public outside the boundary wall of the chemical plant. It is not wise to permit the construction of homes, schools or hospitals so close to chemical plants that they, and the people within, might be damaged or injured should there be an accidental explosion in the plant. The major hazard outside the plant is over-pressure, a consequence of an accidental explosion in a cloud of flammable gas or vapor (Vapor Cloud Explosion or VCE). It is the responsibility of plant management to ensure that any such accidental explosion is not so large as to endanger the public, and of the local planning authorities to ensure that homes, schools or hospitals are not sited so close to chemical plants that they may be endangered by accidental explosion. A vital tool for such authorities is a simple method of assessing the possible consequences of an accidental VCE. In this paper those methods of assessing the consequences are examined.

Phillips, H. [Phillips (H.), Buxton (United Kingdom)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

437

Ion irradiation damage in ilmenite under cryogenic conditions  

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A natural single crystal of ilmenite was irradiated at 100 K with 200 keV Ar{sup 2+}. Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy and ion channeling with 2 MeV He{sup +} ions were used to monitor damage accumulation in the surface region of the implanted crystal. At an irradiation fluence of 1 {times} 10{sup 15} Ar{sup 2+} cm{sup {minus}2}, considerable near-surface He{sup +} ion dechanneling was observed, to the extent that ion yield from a portion of the aligned crystal spectrum reached the yield level of a random spectrum. This observation suggests that the near-surface region of the crystal was amorphized by the implantation. Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction on this sample confirmed the presence of a 150 mm thick amorphous layer. These results are compared to similar investigations on geikielite (MgTiO{sub 3}) and spinel (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}) to explore factors that may influence radiation damage response in oxides.

Mitchell, J.N.; Yu, N.; Devanathan, R.; Sickafus, K.E.; Nastasi, M.A. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.; Nord, G.L. Jr. [Geological Survey, Reston, VA (United States)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Trending and root cause analysis of TWRS radiological problem reports  

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This document provides a uniform method for trending and performing root cause analysis for radiological problem reports at Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS).

Brown, R.L.

1997-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

439

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) & Corrective Action Plan (CAP) | Department...  

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As part of our effort to build a strong project and contract management foundation, a root cause analysis (RCA) was developed through extensive collaboration between...

440

Hydrogen Embrittlement of Pipeline Steels: Causes and Remediation  

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Embrittlement of Pipeline Steels: Causes and Remediation P. Sofronis, I. M. Robertson, D. D. Johnson University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Hydrogen Pipeline Working Group...

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A slow comeback (clean up at the damaged Three Mile Island Unit 2 reactor)  

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This article reports on the progress that has been made in cleaning up the damaged Three Mile Island Unit 2 reactor, with radioactive debris present not only in the reactor core, but throughout the primary cooling system. Delays in the cleanup operation have been caused by extraordinary technical challenges, regulatory procedures, and funding shortages. The initial stabilization and decontamination of the containment building, which included the removal and processing of the radioactive water, are essentially complete. Reactor disassembly and defueling have yet to begin. The NRC has reported that radiation doses at Unit 2 since the accident have been lower than those experienced at operating reactors, but the estimates for the collective radiation exposure for the work force have recently increased. The NRC has proposed that if robotic devices are used in the defueling and decontamination processes, work-force exposure could be cut by more than half. The projected completion rates for defueling Unit 2 and decontaminating the containment building now range from 1990 to past the year 2000. A five-part inspection program was conducted that included the use of video and sonar probes inside the reactor vessel, and the gathering of debris samples from the core.

Adam, J.A.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Age–period–cohort effects in the incidence of hip fractures: political and economic events are coincident with changes in risk  

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An age–period cohort model was fitted to analyse time effects on hip fracture incidence rates by sex (Portugal, 2000–2008). Rates increased exponentially with age (age effect). Incidence rates decreased after 200...

S. Maria Alves; D. Castiglione; C. Maria Oliveira…

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Bremsstrahlung linear polarization at incident electron energies of 0.5-1.5 MeV  

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At incident electron energies of 0.5-1.5 MeV, bremsstrahlung linear polarization was measured for thin targets of beryllium, aluminum, silver, and gold at emission angles of 10°-122° as a function of photon energy. Data were corrected for electron scattering in the target and for multiple scattering of photons in the Compton polarimeter used. For low-atomic-number targets the experimental results are perfectly in agreement with Born-approximation theory and with computations using Sommerfeld-Maue eigen-functions, whereas the high-atomic-number results are described satisfactorily only by partial-wave calculations.

W. Lichtenberg; A. Przybylski; M. Scheer

1975-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

ASHMET: a computer code for estimating insolation incident on tilted surfaces  

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A computer code, ASHMET, has been developed by MSFC to estimate the amount of solar insolation incident on the surfaces of solar collectors. Both tracking and fixed-position collectors have been included. Climatological data for 248 US locations are built into the code. This report describes the methodology of the code, and its input and output. The basic methodology used by ASHMET is the ASHRAE clear-day insolation relationships modified by a clearness index derived from SOLMET-measured solar radiation data to a horizontal surface.

Elkin, R.F.; Toelle, R.G.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

HipGISAXS: a high-performance computing code for simulating grazing-incidence X-ray scattering data  

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A new massively parallel code for simulation of a grazing-incidence X-ray scattering experiment has been developed. The sample modeling flexibility enables users to simulate scattering patterns for a wide variety of nanostructures and morphologies.

Chourou, S.T.

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

446

A video camera system for coaxial observation of a sample with an incident soft X-ray beam  

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A video camera system for observing a sample from the direction of an incident soft X-ray beam has been developed for efficient positioning of samples in the beam position.

Muro, T.

2009-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

447

Compact scanning soft-x-ray microscope using a laser-produced plasma source and normal-incidence multilayer mirrors  

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We have constructed a scanning soft-x-ray microscope that uses a laser-produced plasma as the soft-x-ray source and normal-incidence multilayer-coated mirrors in a Schwarzschild...

Trail, J A; Byer, R L

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Fabrication and characterization of fibers with built-in liquid crystal channels and electrodes for transverse incident-light modulation  

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We report on an all-in-fiber liquid crystal (LC) structure designed for the modulation of light incident transverse to the fiber axis. A hollow cavity flanked by viscous conductors is introduced into a polymer matrix, and ...

Wei, Lei

449

Field-scale acoustic investigation of a damaged anisotropic shale during a gallery excavation  

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In the Opalinus Clay formation at the Mont Terri Underground Rock Laboratory, the gallery Ga08 was excavated in August 2008 to join the end-face of the pre-existing gallery Ga04. The aim of the present work was to perform in situ acoustic experiments to monitor the evolution of the Excavation Damaged Zone (EDZ) induced during the gallery construction. The end-face of Ga04 was instrumented with two arrays of acoustic transducers allowing for the active and passive seismic monitoring, i.e. acoustic survey and micro-seismicity. From the acoustic survey data, which required a high energy acoustic source to emit high frequency signals (21, 25, 31 and 38 kHz), the rock mass was observed to be anisotropic and heterogeneous at the scale of the experiment. P-wave velocities were determined to be, in average, between 3300 m/s along a structural bedding plane, and 2700 m/s at ? ? 70 ° incidence relative to that. Assuming a transversely isotropic shale formation, the P-wave velocity dependence versus ? was modeled using Thomsen's Weak Transverse Isotropy model (Thomsen, 1986) [36]. Thomsen's P-wave anisotropy parameter was found to be ? ? 0.15 , and the fifth Thomsen's parameter controlling the deviation of the wave front from an ellipsoidal geometry was found to be ? ? 0.16 . The S-wave velocity was estimated along a single direction of aligned receivers and turned out to be around 1560 m/s at ? ? 30 ° . We also show that the rock mass acts as a frequency filter for acoustic waves, related to the rock mass heterogeneities, i.e. the inter-bedding structure, which induces wave scattering and refraction. From the micro-seismicity data, we identified a large number of micro-seismic events (MSEs) detected on the acoustic arrays during and following the excavation. Most of the \\{MSEs\\} were induced on the excavated face but we also located some \\{MSEs\\} inside the rock mass itself. We show that these events are located close to a major fault, which seems to be reactivated by the excavation process.

Y. Le Gonidec; A. Schubnel; J. Wassermann; D. Gibert; C. Nussbaum; B. Kergosien; J. Sarout; A. Maineult; Y. Guéguen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incidence, Causative Mechanisms, and Anatomic Localization of Stroke in Pituitary Adenoma Patients Treated With Postoperative Radiation Therapy Versus Surgery Alone  

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Purpose: To assess and compare the incidence of stroke and stroke subtype in pituitary adenoma patients treated with postoperative radiation therapy (RT) and surgery alone. Methods and Materials: A cohort of 462 pituitary adenoma patients treated between 1959 and 2008 at the University Medical Center Groningen in The Netherlands was studied. Radiation therapy was administered in 236 patients. The TOAST (Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment) and the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project classification methods were used to determine causative mechanism and anatomic localization of stroke. Stroke incidences in patients treated with RT were compared with that observed after surgery alone. Risk factors for stroke incidence were studied by log–rank test, without and with stratification for other significant risk factors. In addition, the stroke incidence was compared with the incidence rate in the general Dutch population. Results: Thirteen RT patients were diagnosed with stroke, compared with 12 surgery-alone patients. The relative risk (RR) for stroke in patients treated with postoperative RT was not significantly different compared with surgery-alone patients (univariate RR 0.62, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.28-1.35, P=.23). Stroke risk factors were coronary or peripheral artery disease (univariate and multivariate RR 10.4, 95% CI 4.7-22.8, P<.001) and hypertension (univariate RR 3.9, 95% CI 1.6-9.8, P=.002). There was no difference in TOAST and Oxfordshire classification of stroke. In this pituitary adenoma cohort 25 strokes were observed, compared with 16.91 expected (standard incidence ratio 1.48, 95% CI 1.00-1.96, P=.049). Conclusions: In pituitary adenoma patients, an increased incidence of stroke was observed compared with the general population. However, postoperative RT was not associated with an increased incidence of stroke or differences in causative mechanism or anatomic localization of stroke compared with surgery alone. The primary stroke risk factor was pre-existent coronary or peripheral artery disease.

Sattler, Margriet G.A., E-mail: g.a.sattler@umcg.nl [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada); Vroomen, Patrick C. [Department of Neurology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Sluiter, Wim J. [Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Schers, Henk J. [Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (Netherlands); Berg, Gerrit van den [Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Langendijk, Johannes A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Wolffenbuttel, Bruce H.R. [Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Bergh, Alphons C.M. van den [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Beek, André P. van [Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands)

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

MO?D?105?07: Results of Applying FMEA and Fault Tree Analysis to the Online Incident Reporting Database  

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Purpose: As part of the continuous quality of care improvement an internal online database for processing reported incidents was established. In 3 years 710 incidents were reported by 5 clinics. We have ranked the fault trees of the reported incidents using the AAPM report TG?100 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) tools Methods: Risk Probability Number (RPN) generated as a Result of applying FMEA is based on the severity probability of occurrence and probability of going undetected. The reports were sorted in two categories. Potentially affecting dose delivery e.g. incorrect setup instructions; and deviations from an established workflow defined by policies and procedures (P&P) e.g. incorrect naming of the fields. In addition to FMEA the impact of new as well as periodic reviews of P&P by staff members is assessed Results: Of 710 reports 676 were analyzed 374 were variation in the workflow not directly affecting quality of care 302 were potentially affecting dose delivery. 19 of 302 had dosimetric impact; however due to low occurrence only 4 instances related to bolus placement reached the RPN above 200. Review of current P&P reduced the RPN from 270 to 9. Periodic review introduction of the new or revising the existing P&P had a dual effect: drop in dose?affecting incidents and increased reporting of process deviations Conclusion: Analysis of reported incidents and review by the departmental QA committee is an essential part of any QA program. By defining the fault trees and applying FMEA to the reported incidents we were able to reduce the RPN from an average of 150 for dose related incidents to 9 and for process variations from 295 to 28 on average. Event?triggered revising of P&Ps and periodic review with staff of the existing P&P is an effective tool in incident reduction

I Chetty

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Understanding the Causes of Spatial Variation in Pesticide Sorption and  

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1 Understanding the Causes of Spatial Variation in Pesticide Sorption and Degradation: Abdul Ghafoor) #12;Understanding the causes of spatial variation in pesticide degradation and sorption and sorption of pesticides in soils are both spatially variable and also among the most sensitive factors

453

Warming caused by cumulative carbon emissions towards the trillionth tonne  

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LETTERS Warming caused by cumulative carbon emissions towards the trillionth tonne Myles R. Allen1 emission pathways. We find that the peak warming caused by a given cumulative carbon dioxide emission of emissions or peak emission rate). Hence policy targets based on limiting cumulative emissions of carbon

Fischlin, Andreas

454

K{alpha} satellite transitions in elements with 12{<=}Z{<=}30 produced by electron incidence  

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The emission of x-ray satellite lines in the K{alpha} region of Mg, Si, Sc, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, and Zn induced by electron incidence was studied by means of wavelength dispersive spectroscopy. The satellite lines studied were K{alpha}{sup '}, K{alpha}{sub 3}, K{alpha}{sub 4}, K{alpha}{sub 5}, K{alpha}{sub 6}, and two transitions denoted here as K{alpha}{sub 22} and K{alpha}{sub 12}. Energy shifts with respect to the main K{alpha}{sub 1} diagram line and transition probabilities relative to the whole K{alpha} group were determined for a number of lines through a careful spectral processing. The dependence of these parameters, as well as of the K{beta}:K{alpha} intensity ratio, on the atomic number was compared with previous experimental and theoretical determinations when available. A discussion about the different mechanisms responsible for vacancy creation involved in the production of double-ionization satellites was performed in the light of the results obtained. Finally, the behavior of the satellite intensities as a function of the incidence energy was discussed for silicon.

Limandri, Silvina P.; Carreras, Alejo C.; Trincavelli, Jorge C. [Instituto de Fisica Enrique Gaviola, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (Argentina); Facultad de Matematica, Astronomia y Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba (Argentina); Bonetto, Rita D. [Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas Dr. Jorge Ronco (CINDECA), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata (Argentina)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

455

Estimation of /sup 244/Cm intake by bioassay measurements following a contamination incident  

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An employee was contaminated with radioactive material consisting primarily of /sup 244/Cm and /sup 246/Cm as a consequence of handling a curium nitrate solution at a reprocessing facility. In vivo gamma analysis and in vitro (urine and fecal) analysis were initiated soon after the incident. Further in vivo measurements were performed regularly through hour 528, and in vitro bioassay measurements were obtained through day 74. A sample of the curium solution from the workplace was obtained to confirm that the nitrate was the chemical form and to identify the curium isotopes present. The mass ratio of /sup 244/Cm:/sup 246/Cm was determined to be 91:7. Diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DTPA) was administered on hours 33 and 71. Observed excretion rates were consistent with available information for curium in the literature. In this paper, the results of the in vivo and in vitro measurements are presented and intake estimates for the incident are developed using various excretion rate functions. 11 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Thein, M.; Bogard, J.S.; Eckerman, K.F.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Perturbative theory of grazing-incidence diffuse nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation  

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Theoretical description of off-specular grazing-incidence nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation (synchrotron Moessbauer reflectometry, SMR) is presented. The recently developed SMR, similar to polarized neutron reflectometry (PNR), is an analytical tool for the determination of isotopic and magnetic structure of thin films and multilayers. It combines the sensitivity of Moessbauer spectroscopy to hyperfine interactions and the depth selectivity of x-ray reflectometry. Specular reflection provides information on the depth profile, while off-specular scattering on the lateral structure of scattering layers. Off-specular SMR and PNR intensity formulas of a rather general multilayer with different domains, based on a distorted incident-wave approximation (DIWA), are presented. The distorted-wave Born approximation results are given in an appendix. Physical and numerical implications, of using DIWA are explained. The temporal character of SMR imposes specific differences between SMR and PNR. In order to reveal the limits of DIWA and to compare the two analytical methods, two-dimensional diffuse SMR and PNR maps of an antiferromagnetic multilayer are calculated and critically compared. Experimental ''{omega}-2{theta}'' SMR map of a periodic [Fe/Cr]{sub 20} multilayer is presented and compared with simulations by the present theory.

Deak, L.; Bottyan, L.; Nagy, D. L. [KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, P.O. Box 49, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary); Spiering, H. [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz, Staudinger Weg 9, D-55099 Mainz (Germany); Khaidukov, Yu. N. [Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow Region (Russian Federation); Yoda, Y. [SPring-8 JASRI, 1-1-1 Kouto, Mikazuki-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Microsoft Word - SWPAIceStormDamage_030209.doc  

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3/02/09 3/02/09 Contacts: Beth Nielsen William Hiller Phone: 918-595-6762 918-595-6697 Email: elizabeth.nielsen@swpa.gov william.hiller@swpa.gov 1 of 1 TULSA, OK - All the poles have been set in place to restore one of the last two transmission line segments remaining out of service following a January ice storm that damaged 300 miles of transmission line and more than 400 structures owned by Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern). The 22 miles that separate Malden and New Madrid, Missouri, are ready to be fitted with new conductor, and the 37.2 mile stretch from New Madrid to Kennett, Missouri, continues to see progress as new transmission structures are constructed daily. Staff from Southwestern's Operations Division reports that the efforts of Southwestern crews and

458

Damage potential characteristics of near-field earthquake motions  

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In recent major earthquakes; i.e., 1994 Northridge earthquake in the US and 1995 Great Kansai earthquake in Japan, several close-distance strong ground motions have been obtained, which may be of significant interest to earthquake/structural engineers. The damage potential of those recently obtained ground motions is examined based on the nonlinear response analyses of various SDOF systems. For comparison purposes, the El Centro records from the 1940 Imperial Valley earthquake, as well as a set of artificial motions consistent with the R.G. 1.60 spectrum were also used. The engineering insights regarding the seismic design of structures are discussed based on a series of parametric studies.

Park, Y. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Chokshi, N. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Titanates for Pu Disposition: Zirconolite  

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Specimens of titanate ceramics containing approximately 10 mass% 238Pu were tested to determine the long-term effects of radiation-induced damage from the ? decay of 239Pu that would have been disposed of in the nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain. These tests provided information on the changes in bulk properties such as dimensions, densities, and chemical durability. Although these materials become amorphous at low doses, the specimens remained physically strong. Even after the radiation-induced swelling saturated, the specimens remained physically intact with no evidence for microcracking. Thus, in combination with results reported previously on similar materials, the material remains a physically viable material for the disposition of surplus weapons-grade Pu.

Strachan, Denis M.; Scheele, Randall D.; Buck, Edgar C.; Kozelisky, Anne E.; Sell, Rachel L.; Elovich, Robert J.; Buchmiller, William C.

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

460

Radiation Damage Study in Natural Zircon Using Neutrons Irradiation  

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Changes of atomic displacements in crystalline structure of natural zircon (ZrSiO{sub 4}) can be studied by using neutron irradiation on the surface of zircon and compared the data from XRD measurements before and after irradiation. The results of neutron irradiation on natural zircon using Pneumatic Transfer System (PTS) at PUSPATI TRIGA Research Reactor in the Malaysian Nuclear Agency are discussed in this work. The reactor produces maximum thermal power output of 1 MWatt and the neutron flux of up to 1x10{sup 13} ncm{sup -2}s{sup -1}. From serial decay processes of uranium and thorium radionuclides in zircon crystalline structure, the emission of alpha particles can produce damage in terms of atomic displacements in zircon. Hence, zircon has been extensively studied as a possible candidate for immobilization of fission products and actinides.

Lwin, Maung Tin Moe; Amin, Yusoff Mohd.; Kassim, Hasan Abu [Department of Physics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Mohamed, Abdul Aziz [Materials Technology Group, Industrial Technology Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia); Karim, Julia Abdul [Reactor Physics Section, Nuclear Power Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Clues about Rheumatoid Arthritis Damage | Advanced Photon Source  

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Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Clues about Rheumatoid Arthritis Damage JANUARY 7, 2013 Bookmark and Share Type II collagen fibrils decomposed into their basic aggregates (viewed via X-ray diffraction and TEM). Some parts of the antibody treated samples maintain a loose alignment of the thin-fibrils allowing them to be analyzed with small angle X-ray diffraction (A), and insert B. An 11 and 4.5 nm packing function are apparent, which appear to correspond to the approximate diameter of the thin-fibrils (insert of C) and microfibrils (D). Native thick fibrils are shown in C as a comparison to the decomposition product (thin-fibrils). From O. Antipova and J.P.R.O. Orgel,

462

LNG cascading damage study. Volume I, fracture testing report.  

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As part of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) Cascading Damage Study, a series of structural tests were conducted to investigate the thermal induced fracture of steel plate structures. The thermal stresses were achieved by applying liquid nitrogen (LN{sub 2}) onto sections of each steel plate. In addition to inducing large thermal stresses, the lowering of the steel temperature simultaneously reduced the fracture toughness. Liquid nitrogen was used as a surrogate for LNG due to safety concerns and since the temperature of LN{sub 2} is similar (-190 C) to LNG (-161 C). The use of LN{sub 2} ensured that the tests could achieve cryogenic temperatures in the range an actual vessel would encounter during a LNG spill. There were four phases to this test series. Phase I was the initial exploratory stage, which was used to develop the testing process. In the Phase II series of tests, larger plates were used and tested until fracture. The plate sizes ranged from 4 ft square pieces to 6 ft square sections with thicknesses from 1/4 inches to 3/4 inches. This phase investigated the cooling rates on larger plates and the effect of different notch geometries (stress concentrations used to initiate brittle fracture). Phase II was divided into two sections, Phase II-A and Phase II-B. Phase II-A used standard A36 steel, while Phase II-B used marine grade steels. In Phase III, the test structures were significantly larger, in the range of 12 ft by 12 ft by 3 ft high. These structures were designed with more complex geometries to include features similar to those on LNG vessels. The final test phase, Phase IV, investigated differences in the heat transfer (cooling rates) between LNG and LN{sub 2}. All of the tests conducted in this study are used in subsequent parts of the LNG Cascading Damage Study, specifically the computational analyses.

Petti, Jason P.; Kalan, Robert J.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

The effect of lattice temperature on surface damage in fused silica optics  

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We examine the effect of lattice temperature on the probability of surface damage initiation for 355nm, 7ns laser pulses for surface temperatures below the melting point to temperatures well above the melting point of fused silica. At sufficiently high surface temperatures, damage thresholds are dramatically reduced. Our results indicate a temperature activated absorption and support the idea of a lattice temperature threshold of surface damage. From these measurements, we estimate the temperature dependent absorption coefficient for intrinsic silica.

Bude, J; Guss, G; Matthews, M; Spaeth, M L

2007-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

464

A study of incidents involving programmable electronic safety-related systems  

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......requirements specification: caused by...sufficient thermal insulation. 3 Example...turning off the power to the machine...requirements specification) a single...controlled plant. However...in nuclear power plants, Nuclear......

C Chambers; P.R Croll; M Bowell

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

E-Print Network 3.0 - attenuation radiation damage Sample Search...  

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S. - School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University Collection: Plasma Physics and Fusion 8 Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Damage to Polyethylene Terephthalate by Soft...

466

Damage detection accuracy as a function of model uncertainty in offshore jacket platforms  

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The impact of model uncertainty on the accuracy of a nondestructive damage detection technique when applied to an offshore jacket platform is assessed. First, a nondestructive algorithm to locate and size damage from a few mode shapes of structures is outlined. Next, numerical damage localization and severity estimation exercises are performed for an example of an offshore jacket platform. Finally, the accuracy of damage localization and severity estimation results in the numerical example is assessed as a function of model uncertainties for the structure.

Kim, J.T. [National Fisheries Univ. of Pusan (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Ocean Engineering; Stubbs, N. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

467

Public Comment re NOI on Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage  

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ENERGYSOLUTIONS' Comment in Response to Notice of Inquiry, Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost Allocation -75 FR 43945

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Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost Allocation, Section 934  

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LES comments in response to Notice of Inquiry on Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost Allocation, Section 934

469

E-Print Network 3.0 - alleviate salinity damage Sample Search...  

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of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Summary: , anti-acrolein therapy significantly alleviated myelin damage, delayed the Fig. 6 CAP reduction...

470

E-Print Network 3.0 - acute axonal damage Sample Search Results  

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Sections were viewed with a light microscope. Those axons labeled with HRP... that acrolein, a lipid peroxida- tion byproduct, can inflict significant damage in isolated spinal...

471

The Bunker Convention : International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollition Damage.  

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??The objective of the thesis is to examine the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage – the Bunker Convention – that… (more)

Ringås, Cassia Ribeiro Naegele

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ASR/DEF-damaged bent caps: shear tests and field implications.  

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??Over the last decade, a number of reinforced concrete bent caps within Houston, Texas have exhibited premature concrete damage (cracking, spalling and a loss of… (more)

Deschenes, Dean Joseph

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling households’ decisions on reconstruction of houses damaged by earthquakes––Japanese case study  

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In this study, households’ decisions on reconstruction of damaged houses were modeled, using questionnaire data in Japan. Characteristics of households’ decisions were investigated using parameter estimation resu...

H. Sakakibara; H. Murakami; S. Esaki; D. Mori; H. Nakata

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of Damage in Randomly Oriented Short-Fibre Composites by means of A Mechanistic Approach  

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A micro-macro mechanistic approach to damage in short-fiber composites is developed in this paper. At the micro-scale, the damage mechanisms such as matrix cracking, fiber/matrix debonding are analyzed to define the associated damage variables. The stiffness reduction law dependent on these variables is then established using micromechanical models and average orientation distributions of fibers and microcracks. The macroscopic response is obtained by means of thermodynamics of continuous media, continuum damage mechanics and a finite element formulation.

Nguyen, Ba NGHIEP; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-Induced Damage in DKDP Crystals under Simultaneous Exposure to Laser Harmonics  

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While KDP and DKDP crystals remain the only viable solution for frequency conversion in large aperture laser systems in the foreseeable future, our understanding of damage behavior in the presence of multiple colors is very limited. Such conditions exist during normal operation where, for third harmonic generation, 1{omega}, 2{omega} and 3{omega} components are present with different energy ratios as they propagate inside the crystal. The objective of this work is to shed light into the damage behavior of frequency conversion crystals during operational conditions as well as probe the fundamental mechanisms of damage initiation. We have performed a series of experiments to quantify the damage performance of pristine (unconditioned) DKDP material under simultaneous exposure to 2{omega} and 3{omega} laser pulses from a 3-ns Nd:YAG laser system as a function of the laser influences at each frequency. Results show that simultaneous dual wavelength exposure leads to a much larger damage density as compared to the total damage resulting from separate exposure at each wavelength. Furthermore, under such excitation conditions, the damage performance is directly related to and can be predicted from the damage behavior of the crystal at each wavelength separately while the mechanism and type of defects responsible for damage initiation are shown to be the same at both 2{omega} and 3{omega} excitation.

Negres, R A; DeMange, P; Radousky, H B; Demos, S G

2005-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-energy fusion caused by an interference  

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Fusion of two deuterons of room temperature energy is studied. The nuclei are in vacuum with no connection to any external source (electric or magnetic field, illumination, surrounding matter, traps, etc.) which may accelerate them. The energy of the two nuclei is conserved and remains small during the motion through the Coulomb barrier. The penetration through this barrier, which is the main obstacle for low-energy fusion, strongly depends on a form of the incident flux on the Coulomb center at large distances from it. In contrast to the usual scattering, the incident wave is not a single plane wave but the certain superposition of plane waves of the same energy and various directions, for example, a convergent conical wave. As a result of interference, the wave function close to the Coulomb center is determined by a cusp caustic which is probed by de Broglie waves. The particle flux gets away from the cusp and moves to the Coulomb center providing a not small probability of fusion (cusp driven tunneling). Getting away from a caustic cusp also occurs in optics and acoustics.

B. Ivlev

2012-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms  

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Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms Los Alamos researchers demonstrated improved technical methods capable of directly counting small RNA molecules in pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria. June 17, 2013 Artist's concept of the fluorescence labeling and detection of small RNA in pathogenic bacteria. Artist's concept of the fluorescence labeling and detection of small RNA in pathogenic bacteria. The new technique reduced the number of false positives, which improved the accuracy of the count statistics, and it significantly reduced the image processing time. Small molecules of RNA (tens to hundreds of nucleotides in length) play a key regulatory role in bacteria. Due to their small size, directly

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Studies on a Virus Causing Foliar Necrosis of the Potato  

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1 December 1934 research-article Studies on a Virus Causing Foliar Necrosis of the Potato F. C. Bawden The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve, and extend access to Proceedings of the Royal...

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Common cause analysis : a review and extension of existing methods  

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The quantitative common cause analysis code, MOBB, is extended to include uncertainties arising from modelling uncertainties and data uncertainties. Two methods, Monte Carlo simulation and the Method-of-Moments are used ...

Heising, Carolyn D.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of Mutation Frequencies of Mice Caused by Radiation -- Application of LDM Model I  

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In a separate paper [Y. Manabe et al: arxiv:1204.2324], we propose a mathematical model to estimate biological damage caused by radiation, which we call LDM (Low Dose Meeting) Model, hereafter. By using LDM model, we calculate the mutation frequency of mice and compare our results with the existing data, the frequency of transmitted specific-locus mutations induced in mouse spermatogonia stem-cells, which was reported by Russell and Kelly [W. L. Russell. et al: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 79 (1982), 542-544]. By fixing the two parameters of LDM model, c and {\\mu}, we can reproduce the observed data almost well. They are determined by experimental value of mutation frequency together with the corresponding total dose and dose rate. For a moment, we had to adopt simple assumption due to the lack of detailed information. If we have information of the exposure process exactly, it is easy to estimate the dose-rate effectiveness factor (DDREF) almost exactly. Thus LDM model may be applied to total dose and dose rate...

Manabe, Yuichiro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fractures of the Sacrum After Chemoradiation for Rectal Carcinoma: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Radiographic Evaluation  

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Purpose: Sacral insufficiency fractures after adjuvant radiation for rectal carcinoma can present similarly to recurrent disease. As a complication associated with pelvic radiation, it is important to be aware of the incidence and risk factors associated with sacral fractures in the clinical assessment of these patients. Methods and Materials: Between 1998 and 2007, a total of 582 patients with locally advanced rectal carcinoma received adjuvant chemoradiation and surgical excision. Of these, 492 patients had imaging studies available for review. Hospital records and imaging studies from all 492 patients were retrospectively evaluated to identify risk factors associated with developing a sacral insufficiency fracture. Results: With a median follow-up time of 3.5 years, the incidence of sacral fractures was 7.1% (35/492). The 4-year sacral fracture free rate was 0.91. Univariate analysis showed that increasing age ({>=}60 vs. <60 years), female sex, and history of osteoporosis were significantly associated with shorter time to sacral fracture (P=.01, P=.004, P=.001, respectively). There was no significant difference in the time to sacral fracture for patients based on stage, radiotherapy dose, or chemotherapy regimen. Multivariate analysis showed increasing age ({>=}60 vs. <60 years, hazard ratio [HR] = 2.50, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.22-5.13, P=.01), female sex (HR = 2.64, CI = 1.29-5.38, P=.008), and history of osteoporosis (HR = 3.23, CI = 1.23-8.50, P=.02) were independent risk factors associated with sacral fracture. Conclusions: Sacral insufficiency fractures after pelvic radiation for rectal carcinoma occur more commonly than previously described. Independent risk factors associated with fracture were osteoporosis, female sex, and age greater than 60 years.

Kim, Han Jo [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (United States)] [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (United States); Boland, Patrick J. [Department of Surgery, Orthopaedic Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)] [Department of Surgery, Orthopaedic Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Meredith, Dennis S. [Hospital for Special Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, New York (United States)] [Hospital for Special Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, New York (United States); Lis, Eric [Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)] [Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Zhang Zhigang; Shi Weiji [Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)] [Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Yamada, Yoshiya J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Goodman, Karyn A., E-mail: goodmank@mskcc.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grazing-incidence antireflection films. IV. Application to Mössbauer filtering of synchrotron radiation  

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In principle, a very bright, monochromatic 1-A? signal with ? ???10-8–10-6 eV can be filtered from white synchrotron radiation by multiple reflection at grazing incidence from mirrors coated with grazing-incidence antireflection (GIAR) films in which either the films or substrate contain resonant Mössbauer nuclei. Typically, nonresonant reflectivities can be suppressed to 10-4–10-3 while maintaining resonant reflectivities of ?70%, with half-widths strongly broadened by ‘‘enhancement’’ to ?eff?20?. Effective filtering should be possible with two to four reflections, or alternatively, with one to two reflections plus time resolution.By using different combinations of films and substrates, the response can be tailored to give narrow resonance widths ???? and corresponding delayed scattering times to optimize time filtering, or at the other extreme, to produce broad-width filters with ? ???100? which would be ideal for a high-resolution x-ray source. In the time response there will be ‘‘quantum beats’’ at frequencies ?B due to the interference between the radiation emitted by different hyperfine oscillators, so the beat pattern is determined by the hyperfine splitting. Also, there are two interesting dynamical effects—first, due to the ‘‘enchancement effect’’ the coherent decay is speeded up relative to the natural lifetime for incoherent decay and internal conversion absorption; and secondly, there will be ‘‘dynamical beats’’ at frequencies ?B (superimposed on the quantum-beat spectrum) which is essentially an interference between the natural ‘‘ringing’’ of an oscillator at its resonsance frequency ?0 and the collective response which rings with a median frequency ?0+?B.Finally, there is also a multiple-reflection delay to the response, which should be a useful aid for time filtering. This paper develops the general theory for resonant filtering of synchrotron radiation using GIAR films, examining in particular the resulting frequency spectrum, the integrated response, and the time response for resonant Fe57 mirrors coated with ?/4 GIAR films.

J. P. Hannon; G. T. Trammell; M. Mueller; E. Gerdau; R. Rüffer; H. Winkler

1985-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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“Agro-terrorism? The causes and consequences of the appearance of witch’s broom disease in cocoa plantations of southern Bahia, Brazil”  

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During the last few decades, the media, government leaders, scholars and national security analysts have all called attention to the potential threat presented by terrorism. In general, analyses have focused on the use of biological agents to kill or injure people. Consequently, the intentional contamination of crops by biological agents has received less attention in the media and counter-terrorism efforts when compared to possible attacks on civilian populations. However, in many countries, agricultural systems are one of the main economic sectors contributing to political stability, and the present literature lacks examples of terrorist attacks to agricultural systems. This paper is one of the first to discuss a concrete case of the appearance of a plant pathogen in an economically important region, possibly motivated by agro-terrorism. We highlight the differences between agro-terrorism and biocrime, and the causes and the consequences of the intentional introduction of pathogens as a means of causing economic damage. In particular, we argue that agro-terrorism and biocrime are both intentional criminal acts of introducing pathogens into agricultural systems to cause economic damage, but only agro-terrorism does so to advance a political agenda. Also, we argue that agro-terrorism can be difficult to distinguish from biocrime, and even if the intentional introduction of a pathogen is a political act of agro-terrorism, the consequences may or may not follow the desired script contemplated by the perpetrators, as pest outbreaks can entrain unintended economic, political and ecological consequences.

Marcellus M. Caldas; Stephen Perz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioactive material (RAM) transportation accident and incident experience in the U.S.A. (1971--1997)  

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The Radioactive Materials Incident Report (RMIR) database was developed in 1981 at the Transportation Technology Center of Sandia National Laboratories to support its research and development activities for the US Department of Energy (DOE). This database contains information about radioactive materials transportation incidents that have occurred in the US since 1971. These data were drawn from the US Department of Transportation`s (DOT) Hazardous Materials Incident Report system, from Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) files, and from various agencies including state radiological control offices. Support for the RMIR data base is funded by the National Transportation Program (EM-70) of the US Department of Energy. Transportation events in RMIR are classified in one of the following ways: as a transportation accident, as a handling accident, or as a reported incident. This presentation will provide definitions for these classifications and give examples of each. The primary objective of this presentation is to provide information on nuclear materials transportation accident incident events in the US for the period 1971--1997. Among the areas to be examined are: transportation accidents by mode, package response during accidents and an examination of accidents where release of contents has occurred.

McClure, J.D.; Yoshimura, H.R.; Fagan, H.F. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Transportation Systems Analysis Dept.; Thomas, T. [Dept. of Energy National Transportation Program (United States)

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Determination of laser damage initiation probability and growth on fused silica scratches  

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Current methods for the manufacture of optical components inevitably leaves a variety of sub-surface imperfections including scratches of varying lengths and widths on even the finest finishes. It has recently been determined that these finishing imperfections are responsible for the majority of laser-induced damage for fluences typically used in ICF class lasers. We have developed methods of engineering subscale parts with a distribution of scratches mimicking those found on full scale fused silica parts. This much higher density of scratches provides a platform to measure low damage initiation probabilities sufficient to describe damage on large scale optics. In this work, damage probability per unit scratch length was characterized as a function of initial scratch width and post fabrication processing including acid-based etch mitigation processes. The susceptibility of damage initiation density along scratches was found to be strongly affected by the post etching material removal and initial scratch width. We have developed an automated processing procedure to document the damage initiations per width and per length of theses scratches. We show here how these tools can be employed to provide predictions of the performance of full size optics in laser systems operating at 351 nm. In addition we use these tools to measure the growth rate of a damage site initiated along a scratch and compare this to the growth measured on an isolated damage site.

Norton, M A; Carr, C W; Cross, D A; Negres, R A; Bude, J D; Steele, W A; Monticelli, M V; Suratwala, T I

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation damage effects on detectors and eletronic devices in harsh radiation environment  

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Radiation damage effects represent one of the limits for technologies to be used in harsh radiation environments as space, radiotherapy treatment, high-energy phisics colliders. Different technologies have known tolerances to different radiation fields and should be taken into account to avoid unexpected failures which may lead to unrecoverable damages to scientific missions or patient health.

Fiore, S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Management Options for Late-Season Hail Damaged Stripper Harvested Cotton Fields  

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Management Options for Late-Season Hail Damaged Stripper Harvested Cotton Fields Extension Agronomy Cooperative Extension Agronomist ­ Cotton Lubbock, TX Dr. Robert Lemon Texas Cooperative Extension Agronomist ­ Cotton College Station, TX Late-season severe weather can result in significant hail damage to immature

Mukhtar, Saqib

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Structural damage to the corticospinal tract correlates with bilateral sensorimotor cortex reorganization in stroke patients  

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reorganization in stroke patients Judith D. Schaechter, Katherine L. Perdue, and Ruopeng Wang MGH 2007 Available online 16 October 2007 Damage to the corticospinal tract (CST) in stroke patients has of structural damage to the CST and functional reorganization in stroke patients. The purpose of the current

Schaechter, Judith D.

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The muc genes of pKM101 are induced by DNA damage.  

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...beta-galactosidase activity was induced by UV radiation and other DNA-damaging agents...beta-galactosidase activity was induced by UV radiation and other DNA-damaging agents...repressor for genes found on naturally occuring plasmids: the mucA and mucB...

S J Elledge; G C Walker

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-linear Damage Accumulation in Au-irradiated SrTiO3. | EMSL  

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Damage Accumulation in Au-irradiated SrTiO3. Abstract: Ion-induced damage in strontium titanate (SrTiO3) has been investigated using 1.0 MeV Au ions at 150 K and room...

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Identification of damage in dome-like structures using hybrid sensor measurements and artificial neural networks  

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A damage detection scheme using multi-type sensor-based hybrid sensing and artificial-neural-network- (ANN-) based information processing was developed for dome-like structures used in civil infrastructure. Accelerometers and strain sensors were used to provide a hybrid measurement with the purpose of acquiring rich information associated with structural damage. The optimal placement of multiple sensors was explored so as to capture the most appropriate and sensitive signal features (damage parameter vectors) for damage characterization. A back-propagation ANN was constructed with the inputs extracted from the hybrid measurement. To validate the capacity of the proposed damage identification scheme, finite element analysis was conducted to identify damage in a Schwedler dome structure as an example. The performance of ANNs, trained by three kinds of damage parameter vector extracted from signals captured by (i) a sole accelerometer, (ii) a sole strain sensor, and (iii) both kinds of sensor was compared, to observe that the one trained by hybrid sensor measurement outperformed the others. Error analysis for a series of parametric studies, in which noise at different levels was included in the training input, was further carried out, and robustness of the proposed damage identification scheme under noisy measurement was demonstrated.

Wei Lu; Jun Teng; Youlin Xu; Zhongqing Su

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons learned from structures damaged by delayed ettringite formation and the French  

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Lessons learned from structures damaged by delayed ettringite formation and the French prevention Ettringite Formation (DEF) can damage concrete structures severely. The primary ettringite (a hydrous calcium slow formation of higher volume secondary ettringite may occur as water is taken into the crystal

Boyer, Edmond

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Hurricane Damage Sustained by the Oyster Industry and the Oyster Reefs Across the Galveston Bay System  

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Hurricane Damage Sustained by the Oyster Industry and the Oyster Reefs Across the Galveston Bay Economics and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Texas AgriLife Extension Service Sea Grant College Program., Russell J. Miget, and Lawrence L. Falconer. "Hurricane Damage Sustained by the Oyster Industry

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FREQUENCY DOMAIN INSTANTANEOUS WAVENUMBER ESTIMATION FOR DAMAGE QUANTIFICATION IN LAYERED PLATE STRUCTURES  

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FREQUENCY DOMAIN INSTANTANEOUS WAVENUMBER ESTIMATION FOR DAMAGE QUANTIFICATION IN LAYERED PLATE, US 3 G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA of promising techniques for the identification and the characterization of damage in plate structures. Among

Boyer, Edmond

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TEMPORAL INFORMATION OF LINEAR AND NONLINEAR LAMB WAVES FOR FATIGUE DAMAGE LOCALIZATION: ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS  

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TEMPORAL INFORMATION OF LINEAR AND NONLINEAR LAMB WAVES FOR FATIGUE DAMAGE LOCALIZATION: ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS Ming Hong1,2 , Zhongqing Su*1,3 , Ye Lu2 , Li Cheng1,3 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering widely applied to locate gross damage in plate structures, which may greatly facilitate the localization

Boyer, Edmond

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Modeling of damage generation mechanisms in silicon at energies below the displacement threshold  

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We have used molecular dynamics simulation techniques to study the generation of damage in Si within the low-energy deposition regime. We have demonstrated that energy transfers below the displacement threshold can produce a significant amount of damage, usually neglected in traditional radiation damage calculations. The formation of amorphous pockets agrees with the thermal spike concept of local melting. However, we have found that the order-disorder transition is not instantaneous, but it requires some time to reach the appropriate kinetic-potential energy redistribution for melting. The competition between the rate of this energy redistribution and the energy diffusion to the surrounding atoms determines the amount of damage generated by a given deposited energy. Our findings explain the diverse damage morphology produced by ions of different masses.

Iván Santos; Luis A. Marqués; Lourdes Pelaz

2006-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation damage in biomimetic dye molecules for solar cells  

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A significant obstacle to organic photovoltaics is radiation damage either directly by photochemical reactions or indirectly via hot electrons. Such effects are investigated for biomimetic dye molecules for solar cells (phthalocyanines) and for a biological analog (the charge transfer protein cytochrome c). Both feature a central transition metal atom (or H 2 ) surrounded by nitrogen atoms. Soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy are used to identify three types of radiation-induced changes in the electronic structure of these molecules. (1) The peptidebonds along the backbone of the protein are readily broken while the nitrogen cage remains rather stable in phthalocyanines. This finding suggests minimizing peptide attachments to biologically inspired molecules for photovoltaic applications. (2) The metal atom in the protein changes its 3d electron configuration under irradiation. (3) The Fermi level E F shifts relative to the band gap in phthalocyanine films due to radiation-induced gap states. This effect has little influence on the optical absorption but it changes the lineup between the energy levels of the absorbing dye and the acceptor/donor electrodes that collect the charge carriers in a solar cell.

Peter L. Cook; Phillip S. Johnson; Xiaosong Liu; An-Li Chin; F. J. Himpsel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage detection technique by measuring laser-based mechanical impedance  

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This study proposes a method for measurement of mechanical impedance using noncontact laser ultrasound. The measurement of mechanical impedance has been of great interest in nondestructive testing (NDT) or structural health monitoring (SHM) since mechanical impedance is sensitive even to small-sized structural defects. Conventional impedance measurements, however, have been based on electromechanical impedance (EMI) using contact-type piezoelectric transducers, which show deteriorated performances induced by the effects of a) Curie temperature limitations, b) electromagnetic interference (EMI), c) bonding layers and etc. This study aims to tackle the limitations of conventional EMI measurement by utilizing laser-based mechanical impedance (LMI) measurement. The LMI response, which is equivalent to a steady-state ultrasound response, is generated by shooting the pulse laser beam to the target structure, and is acquired by measuring the out-of-plane velocity using a laser vibrometer. The formation of the LMI response is observed through the thermo-mechanical finite element analysis. The feasibility of applying the LMI technique for damage detection is experimentally verified using a pipe specimen under high temperature environment.

Lee, Hyeonseok; Sohn, Hoon [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Daehak-ro 291, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701) (Korea, Republic of)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Iterative Damage Index Method for Structural Health Monitoring  

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is %) e ? 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 DIM 11.1 81.5 92.1 93.6 95.6 95.7 97.8 97.9 97.9 98.0 98.1 0 IDIM 5.4 80.5 85.9 87.3 89.4 91.1 99.6 99.9 99.9 100.0 100.0 DIM 11.1 81.5 92.1 93.6 95.6 95.7 97.8 97.9 97.9 98.0 98.1 0.01 IDIM 5....4 80.5 85.9 87.3 89.4 91.1 99.6 99.9 99.9 100.0 100.0 DIM 11.1 81.5 92.1 93.6 95.6 95.7 97.8 97.9 97.9 98.0 98.1 0.02 IDIM 5.4 80.5 85.9 87.3 89.4 91.1 99.6 99.9 99.9 100.0 100.0 26 Table 7. Damage detection percentage Case 5 (unit is %) e...

You, Taesun

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen sulphide alleviates oxidative damage and enhances light energy transformation under high light for Dendrobium officinale  

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Abstract Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is an important biological messenger in plants, which has been implicated in response to abiotic stress. To study the effects of H2S on plant under high light menace, the seedlings of Dendrobium officinale were selected and treated with high light (800 ?mol m?2 s?1) to simulate photoinhibition. After application of sodium hydrogen sulphide (NaHS), the antioxidant enzyme activities and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters were determined. The results showed that the plant supplied with 200 ?mol L?1 NaHS maintained higher activities of antioxidant enzymes and lower content of malondialdehyde (MDA) during high light treatment. However, higher concentration of NaHS (600 ?mol L?1) enhanced the effects of high light stress for plant. For further analysis of the response mechanism against to high light, the chlorophyll fluorescence parameters were determined. As a result, when the seedlings were treated with 200 ?mol L?1 NaHS, levels of chlorophyll parameters: Fv/Fm, ?PSII, ?NPQ, qP, qL, NPQ and ETR were obviously increased. The parameter ?NO was maintained lower. 200 ?mol L?1 NaHS treatment alleviated the photoinhibition and preserved the PSII from the photodamage. Contrarily, 600 ?mol L?1 NaHS treatment enhanced the photoinhibition and photodamage to PSII. Thus, the protection effect on plant under high light stress depends on the concentrations of H2S. These results may imply that 200 ?mol L?1 NaHS treatment triggered increase of antioxidant enzyme activities, which may be the reason that H2S could protect PSII against oxidative damage caused by high light.

Honghong Fan; Lei Guan; Tingchun Li; Qiuju Wu; Meijuan Wu; Yongping Cai; Yi Lin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z