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CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the third and final year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' Corefloods revealed throughput dependencies of permeability reduction by polymers and gels that were much more prolonged during oil flow than water flow. This behavior was explained using simple mobility ratio arguments. A model was developed that quantitatively fits the results and predicts ''clean up'' times for oil productivity when production wells are returned to service after application of a polymer or gel treatment. X-ray computed microtomography studies of gels in strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene suggested that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than gel-ripping or gel-displacement mechanisms. In contrast, analysis of data from the University of Kansas suggests that the gel-ripping or displacement mechanisms are more important in more permeable, strongly water-wet sandpacks. These findings help to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil under different conditions. Since cement is the most commonly used material for water shutoff, we considered when gels are preferred over cements. Our analysis and experimental results indicated that cement cannot be expected to completely fill (top to bottom) a vertical fracture of any width, except near the wellbore. For vertical fractures with apertures less than 4 mm, the cement slurry will simply not penetrate very far into the fracture. For vertical fractures with apertures greater than 4 mm, the slurry may penetrate a substantial distance into the bottom part of the fracture. However, except near the wellbore, the upper part of the fracture will remain open due to gravity segregation. We compared various approaches to plugging fractures using gels, including (1) varying polymer content, (2) varying placement (extrusion) rate, (3) using partially formed gels, (4) using combinations of high and low molecular weight (Mw) polymers, (5) using secondary crosslinking reactions, (6) injecting un-hydrated polymer particles, and (7) incorporating particulates. All of these methods showed promise in some aspects, but required performance improvements in other aspects. All materials investigated to date showed significant performance variations with fracture width. High pressure gradients and limited distance of penetration are common problems in tight fractures. Gravity segregation and low resistance to breaching are common problems in wide fractures. These will be key issues to address in future work. Although gels can exhibit disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures, the levels of permeability reduction for oil flow are too high to allow practical exploitation in most circumstances. In contrast, disproportionate permeability reduction provided by gels that form in porous rock (adjacent to the fractures) has considerable potential in fractured systems.

Randall S. Seright

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the second year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' The project has two objectives. The first objective is to identify gel compositions and conditions that substantially reduce flow through fractures that allow direct channeling between wells, while leaving secondary fractures open so that high fluid injection and production rates can be maintained. The second objective is to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil. Pore-level images from X-ray computed microtomography were re-examined for Berea sandstone and porous polyethylene. This analysis suggests that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than a gel-ripping mechanism. This finding helps to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil. We analyzed a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel treatment in a production well in the Arbuckle formation. The availability of accurate pressure data before, during, and after the treatment was critical for the analysis. After the gel treatment, water productivity was fairly constant at about 20% of the pre-treatment value. However, oil productivity was stimulated by a factor of 18 immediately after the treatment. During the six months after the treatment, oil productivity gradually decreased to approach the pre-treatment value. To explain this behavior, we proposed that the fracture area open to oil flow was increased substantially by the gel treatment, followed by a gradual closing of the fractures during subsequent production. For a conventional Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel, the delay between gelant preparation and injection into a fracture impacts the placement, leakoff, and permeability reduction behavior. Formulations placed as partially formed gels showed relatively low pressure gradients during placement, and yet substantially reduced the flow capacity of fractures (with widths from 1 to 4 mm) during brine and oil flow after placement. Regardless of gel age before placement, very little gel washed out from the fractures during brine or oil flow. However, increased brine or oil flow rate and cyclic injection of oil and water significantly decreased the level of permeability reduction. A particular need exists for gels that can plug large apertures (e.g., wide fractures and vugs). Improved mechanical strength and stability were demonstrated (in 1- to 4-mm-wide fractures) for a gel that contained a combination of high- and low-molecular weight polymers. This gel reduced the flow capacity of 2- and 4-mm-wide fractures by 260,000. In a 1-mm-wide fracture, it withstood 26 psi/ft without allowing any brine flow through the fracture. Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gels exhibited disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures. The effect was most pronounced when the gel was placed as gelant or partially formed gels. The effect occurred to a modest extent with concentrated gels and with gels that were ''fully formed'' when placed. The effect was not evident in tubes. We explored swelling polymers for plugging fractures. Polymer suspensions were quickly prepared and injected. In concept, the partially dissolved polymer would lodge and swell to plug the fracture. For three types of swelling polymers, behavior was promising. However, additional development is needed before their performance will be superior to that of conventional gels.

Randall S. Seright

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This technical progress report describes work performed from September 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004, for the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' We examined the properties of several ''partially formed'' gels that were formulated with a combination of high and low molecular weight HPAM polymers. After placement in 4-mm-wide fractures, these gels required about 25 psi/ft for brine to breach the gel (the best performance to date in fractures this wide). After this breach, stabilized residual resistance factors decreased significantly with increased flow rate. Also, residual resistance factors were up to 9 times greater for water than for oil. Nevertheless, permeability reduction factors were substantial for both water and oil flow. Gel with 2.5% chopped fiberglass effectively plugged 4-mm-wide fractures if a 0.5-mm-wide constriction was present. The ability to screen-out at a constriction appears crucial for particulate incorporation to be useful in plugging fractures. In addition to fiberglass, we examined incorporation of polypropylene fibers into gels. Once dispersed in brine or gelant, the polypropylene fibers exhibited the least gravity segregation of any particulate that we have tested to date. In fractures with widths of at least 2 mm, 24-hr-old gels (0.5% high molecular weight HPAM) with 0.5% fiber did not exhibit progressive plugging during placement and showed extrusion pressure gradients similar to those of gels without the fiber. The presence of the fiber roughly doubled the gel's resistance to first breach by brine flow. The breaching pressure gradients were not as large as for gels made with high and low molecular weight polymers (mentioned above). However, their material requirements and costs (i.e., polymer and/or particulate concentrations) were substantially lower than for those gels. A partially formed gel made with 0.5% HPAM did not enter a 0.052-mm-wide fracture when applying a pressure gradient of 65 psi/ft. This result suggests a lower limit of fracture width for entry of formed or partially formed gels (when reasonable pressure gradients are applied). In unfractured porous rock, we investigated the time dependence of oil and water permeabilities during various cycles of oil and water injection after placement of a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel. Permeability to water stabilized rapidly (within 1 pore volume, PV), while permeability to oil stabilized gradually over the course of 100 PV. The behavior was surprisingly insensitive to core material (strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene), core permeability (740 to 10,000 md), and applied pressure gradient (10 to 100 psi/ft).

Randall S. Seright

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformance Improvement Using Gels  

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This research project had two objectives. The first objective was to identify gel compositions and conditions that substantially reduce flow through fractures that allow direct channeling between wells, while leaving secondary fractures open so that high fluid injection and production rates can be maintained. The second objective was to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil.

Seright, Randall S.; Schrader, Richard; II Hagstrom, John; Wang, Ying; Al-Dahfeeri, Abdullah; Gary, Raven; Marin; Amaury; Lindquist, Brent

2002-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Killing Initial Data on spacelike conformal boundaries  

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We analyze Killing Initial Data on Cauchy surfaces in conformally rescaled vacuum space-times satisfying Friedrich's conformal field equations. As an application, we derive the KID equations on a spacelike $\\mathcal{J}^-$.

Tim-Torben Paetz

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Gel conformance treatments increase oil production in Wyoming  

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Chromic-carboxylate acrylamide-polymer gels have been applied successfully as conformance treatments in a number of fields in Wyoming's Big Horn basin. This paper reports that as a result of these treatments, significant amounts of incremental oil will be recovered in a profitable manner. The gels were applied to naturally fractured reservoirs of intermediate fracture intensity. The gel treatments improved sweep efficiency of oil-recovery drive fluids in fields that were under either primary production, waterflooding, or polymer-augmented waterflooding. Ultimate incremental oil production from the 29 gel treatments is projected to be 3.72 million st-tk bbl, or on average, 128,000 bbl/treatment. An average 13 bbl of incremental production are projected to be recovered for every 1 lb of polymer injected.

Sydansk, R.D.; Moore, P.E. (Marathon Oil Co., Littleton, CO (US))

1992-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of CO2 Mobility Control Using Cross-linked Gel Conformance Control and CO2 Viscosifiers in Heterogeneous Media  

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result, early gas breakthrough has been a very common problem in CO2-related projects, reducing the overall sweep efficiency of CO2 flooding. This research aims at improving the CO2 flood efficiency using cross-linked gel conformance control and CO2...

Cai, Shuzong

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Early radiative properties of the developments of time symmetric, conformally flat initial data  

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Using a representation of spatial infinity based in the properties of conformal geodesics, the first terms of an expansion for the Bondi mass for the development of time symmetric, conformally flat initial data are calculated. As it is to be expected, the Bondi mass agrees with the ADM at the sets where null infinity ``touches'' spatial infinity. The second term in the expansion is proportional to the sum of the squared norms of the Newman-Penrose constants of the spacetime. In base of this result it is argued that these constants may provide a measure of the incoming radiation contained in the spacetime. This is illustrated by means of the Misner and Brill-Lindquist data sets.

J. A. Valiente Kroon

2002-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-initiated cross-linked polyacrylamide gels for microdevice electrophoresis  

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Photo-polymerized cross-linked polyacrylamide gels are becoming increasingly important for use in micro-fabricated DNA electrophoresis systems because they allow a concentrated sieving matrix to be precisely positioned at any location within a...

Agrawal, Shilpa

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Mobility Control for Carbon Dioxide (CO{sub 2}) Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Silica-Polymer-Initiator (SPI) Gels  

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SPI gels are multi-component silicate based gels for improving (areal and vertical) conformance in oilfield enhanced recovery operations, including water-floods and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) floods, as well as other applications. SPI mixtures are like-water when pumped, but form light up to very thick, paste-like gels in contact with CO{sub 2}. When formed they are 3 to 10 times stronger than any gelled polyacrylamide gel now available, however, they are not as strong as cement or epoxy, allowing them to be washed / jetted out of the wellbore without drilling. This DOE funded project allowed 8 SPI field treatments to be performed in 6 wells (5 injection wells and 1 production well) in 2 different fields with different operators, in 2 different basins (Gulf Coast and Permian) and in 2 different rock types (sandstone and dolomite). Field A was in a central Mississippi sandstone that injected CO{sub 2} as an immiscible process. Field B was in the west Texas San Andres dolomite formation with a mature water-alternating-gas miscible CO{sub 2} flood. Field A treatments are now over 1 year old while Field B treatments have only 4 months data available under variable WAG conditions. Both fields had other operational events and well work occurring before/ during / after the treatments making definitive evaluation difficult. Laboratory static beaker and dynamic sand pack tests were performed with Ottawa sand and both fields’ core material, brines and crude oils to improve SPI chemistry, optimize SPI formulations, ensure SPI mix compatibility with field rocks and fluids, optimize SPI treatment field treatment volumes and methods, and ensure that strong gels set in the reservoir. Field quality control procedures were designed and utilized. Pre-treatment well (surface) injectivities ranged from 0.39 to 7.9 MMCF/psi. The SPI treatment volumes ranged from 20.7 cubic meters (m{sup 3}, 5460 gallons/ 130 bbls) to 691 m{sup 3} (182,658 gallons/ 4349 bbls). Various size and types of chemical/ water buffers before and after the SPI mix ensured that pre-gelled SPI mix got out into the formation before setting into a gel. SPI gels were found to be 3 to 10 times stronger than any commercially available cross-linked polyacrylamide gels based on Penetrometer and Bulk Gel Shear Testing. Because of SPI’s unique chemistry with CO{sub 2}, both laboratory and later field tests demonstrated that multiple, smaller volume SPI treatments maybe more effective than one single large SPI treatment. CO{sub 2} injectivities in injection well in both fields were reduced by 33 to 70% indicating that injected CO{sub 2} is now going into new zones. This reduction has lasted 1+ year in Field A. Oil production increased and CO{sub 2} production decreased in 5 Field A production wells, offsets to Well #1 injector, for a total of about 2,250 m{sup 3} (600,000 gallons/ 14,250 bbls) of incremental oil production- a $140 / SPI bbl return. Treated marginal production well, Field A Well #2, immediately began showing increased oil production totaling 238 m{sup 3} (63,000 gallons/ 1500 BBLs) over 1 year and an immediate 81% reduced gas-oil ratio.

Oglesby, Kenneth

2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Time asymmetric spacetimes near null and spatial infinity. II. Expansions of developments of initial data sets with non-smooth conformal metrics  

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This article uses the conformal Einstein equations and the conformal representation of spatial infinity introduced by Friedrich to analyse the behaviour of the gravitational field near null and spatial infinity for the development of initial data which are, in principle, non-conformally flat and time asymmetric. This article is the continuation of the investigation started in Class. Quantum Grav. 21 (2004) 5457-5492, where only conformally flat initial data sets were considered. For the purposes of this investigation, the conformal metric of the initial hypersurface is assumed to have a very particular type of non-smoothness at infinity in order to allow for the presence of non-Schwarzschildean initial data sets in the class under study. The calculation of asymptotic expansions of the development of these initial data sets reveals --as in the conformally flat case-- the existence of a hierarchy of obstructions to the smoothness of null infinity which are expressible in terms of the initial data. This allows for the possibility of having spacetimes where future and past null infinity have different degrees of smoothness. A conjecture regarding the general structure of the hierarchy of obstructions is presented.

J. A. Valiente Kroon

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial  

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Initial operation of a pulse-burst laser system for high-repetition-rate Thomson scattering a... W. S. Harris, 1 D. J. Den Hartog, 1,2 and N. C. Hurst 1 1 Department of Physics,...

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Capillary fracture of soft gels  

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A liquid droplet resting on a soft gel substrate can deform that substrate to the point of material failure, whereby fractures develop on the gel surface that propagate outwards from the contact-line in a starburst pattern. In this paper, we characterize i) the initiation process in which the number of arms in the starburst is controlled by the ratio of surface tension contrast to the gel's elastic modulus and ii) the propagation dynamics showing that once fractures are initiated they propagate with a universal power law $L\\propto t^{3/4}$. We develop a model for crack initiation by treating the gel as a linear elastic solid and computing the deformations within the substrate from the liquid/solid wetting forces. The elastic solution shows that both the location and magnitude of the wetting forces are critical in providing a quantitative prediction for the number of fractures and, hence, an interpretation of the initiation of capillary fractures. This solution also reveals that the depth of the gel is an impo...

Bostwick, Joshua B

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformable seal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Sealing apparatus and method, comprising first and second surfaces or membranes, at least one of which surfaces is deformable, placed in proximity to one another. Urging means cause these surfaces to contact one another in a manner such that the deformable surface deforms to conform to the geometry of the other surface, thereby creating a seal. The seal is capable of undergoing multiple cycles of sealing and unsealing.

Neef, W.S.; Lambert, D.R.

1982-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental: Gel Electrolyte The gel mixtures were designed to be cast as  

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Experimental: Gel Electrolyte The gel mixtures were designed to be cast as low viscosity solution and Frederik Krebs Polymer Solar Cell Initiative, The Danish Polymer Centre, Risø National Laboratory, PO Box solar cell power extraction solving the problem of high current densities. LCs realized reach 1

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Sol-GelGlasses  

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Sol-Gel Glasses Sol-Gel Glasses Manufacturing Technologies The Manufacturing Science & Technology Center conducts process development and scale-up of ceramic and glass materials prepared by the sol- gel process. Sol-gel processing uses solutions prepared at low temperature rather than high temperature powder processing to make materi- als with controlled properties. A precursor sol-gel solution (sol) is either poured into a mold and allowed to gel or is diluted and applied to a sub- strate by spinning, dipping, spraying, elec- trophoresis, inkjet printing or roll coating. Controlled drying of the wet gel results in either a ceramic or glass bulk part or a thin film on a glass, plastic, ceramic or metal substrate. Sol-gel derived materials have diverse applications in optics, electronics, energy, space, sensors and

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Draft General Conformity Determination  

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I I Draft General Conformity Determination U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service MMS Cape Wind Energy Project January 2009 Final EIS Appendix I Draft General Conformity Determination Draft General Conformity Determination Cape Wind Energy Project Prepared by Minerals Management Service Herndon, VA November 2008 i TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPOSED ACTION............................................................... 1 2.0 GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATORY BACKGROUND .......................................... 2 2.1 GENERAL CONFORMITY REQUIREMENTS.................................................................... 2 2.2 GENERAL CONFORMITY APPLICABILITY.....................................................................

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Dynamics of Conformational Transition in Thermo-Sensitive Polymers and  

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Atomistic simulations elucidating the coil-to-globule conformational changes in thermosensitive polymers. Atomistic simulations elucidating the coil-to-globule conformational changes in thermosensitive polymers. Atomistic simulations elucidating the coil-to-globule conformational changes in thermosensitive polymers. Dynamics of Conformational Transition in Thermo-Sensitive Polymers and Hydrogels PI Name: Subramanian Sankaranarayanan PI Email: skrssank@anl.gov Institution: Argonne National Laboratory Allocation Program: ALCC Allocation Hours at ALCF: 50 Million Year: 2012 Research Domain: Materials Science Subramanian Sankaranarayanan with Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials was awarded 50 million hours to study conformational transformations in thermo-sensitive oligomers and their macroscopic architectures such as polymer brushers and polymer gels. Understanding the conformational transformations of isolated linear polymer

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Nanocrystal / Sol-Gel Nanocomposites  

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Nanocrystal / Sol-Gel Nanocomposites Nanocrystal / Sol-Gel Nanocomposites Nanocrystal / Sol-Gel Nanocomposites The invention provides a process for preparing a solid composite including colloidal nanocrystals dispersed within a sol-gel host matrix. June 25, 2013 Nanocrystal / Sol-Gel Nanocomposites The invention provides a process for preparing a solid composite including colloidal nanocrystals dispersed within a sol-gel host matrix. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Nanocrystal / Sol-Gel Nanocomposites The invention provides a process for preparing a solid composite including colloidal nanocrystals dispersed within a sol-gel host matrix, the process including admixing colloidal nanocrystals with an amphiphilic polymer including both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups within a solvent to form

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Standards and Conformity Assessment Training  

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Standards and Conformity Assessment Training Workshops for Government Agencies Fundamentals of Standards and Conformity Assessment Training for all levels of government NIST offers interactive workshops and seminars for federal, state, and local government agencies on the fundamentals of standards, conformity

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Gel deswelling under reverse osmosis  

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When a swollen gel is pressed into contact with a semipermeable membrane the solvent is squeezed out at the interface and the gel deswells. The rate at which the gel far from the interface advances is found to be proportional to [(P 0?E)/f t]1/2 where P 0 is the applied pressure E the longitudinal elastic modulus of the gel f the friction coefficient between the solvent and polymer and t the elapsed time. Satisfactory agreement is found between the experimental macroscopic values of E obtained in this way for polyacrylamide gels at two concentrations and the microscopic values of E obtained from inelastic light scattering.

A. M. Hecht; E. Geissler

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Equilibrium Conformal Field Theories with Impurities  

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We present a construction of non-equilibrium steady states within conformal field theory. These states sustain energy flows between two quantum systems, initially prepared at different temperatures, whose dynamical properties are represented by two, possibly different, conformal field theories connected through an impurity. This construction relies on a real time formulation of conformal defect dynamics based on a field scattering picture parallelizing - but yet different from - the Euclidean formulation. We present the basic characteristics of this formulation and give an algebraic construction of the real time scattering maps that we illustrate in the case of SU(2)-based conformal field theories.

D. Bernard; B. Doyon; J. Viti

2015-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical Method to Improve CO{sub 2} Flooding Sweep Efficiency for Oil Recovery Using SPI-CO{sub 2} Gels  

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The problem in CO{sub 2} flooding lies with its higher mobility causing low conformance or sweep efficiency. This is an issue in oilfield applications where an injected fluid or gas used to mobilize and produce the oil in a marginal field has substantially higher mobility (function of viscosity and density and relative permeability) relative to the crude oil promoting fingering and early breakthrough. Conformance is particularly critical in CO{sub 2} oilfield floods where the end result is less oil recovered and substantially higher costs related to the CO{sub 2}. The SPI-CO{sub 2} (here after called “SPI”) gel system is a unique silicate based gel system that offers a technically effective solution to the conformance problem with CO{sub 2} floods. This SPI gel system remains a low viscosity fluid until an external initiator (CO{sub 2}) triggers gelation. This is a clear improvement over current technologies where the gels set up as a function of time, regardless of where it is placed in the reservoir. In those current systems, the internal initiator is included in the injected fluid for water shut off applications. In this new research effort, the CO{sub 2} is an external initiator contacted after SPI gel solution placement. This concept ensures in the proper water wet reservoir environment that the SPI gel sets up in the precise high permeability path followed by the CO{sub 2}, therefore improving sweep efficiency to a greater degree than conventional systems. In addition, the final SPI product in commercial quantities is expected to be low cost over the competing systems. This Phase I research effort provided “proof of concept” that SPI gels possess strength and may be formed in a sand pack reducing the permeability to brine and CO{sub 2} flow. This SPI technology is a natural extension of prior R & D and the Phase I effort that together show a high potential for success in a Phase II follow-on project. Carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) is a major by-product of hydrocarbon combustion for energy, chemical and fertilizer plants. For example, coal fired power plants emit large amounts of CO{sub 2} in order to produce electrical energy. Carbon dioxide sequestration is gaining attention as concerns mount over possible global climate change caused by rising emissions of greenhouse gases. Removing the CO{sub 2} from the energy generation process would make these plants more environmentally friendly. In addition, CO{sub 2} flooding is an attractive means to enhance oil and natural gas recovery. Capture and use of the CO{sub 2} from these plants for recycling into CO{sub 2} flooding of marginal reservoirs provides a “dual use” opportunity prior to final CO{sub 2} sequestration in the depleted reservoir. Under the right pressure, temperature and oil composition conditions, CO{sub 2} can act as a solvent, cleaning oil trapped in the microscopic pores of the reservoir rock. This miscible process greatly increases the recovery of crude oil from a reservoir compared to recovery normally seen by waterflooding. An Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project that uses an industrial source of CO{sub 2} that otherwise would be vented to the atmosphere has the added environmental benefit of sequestering the greenhouse gas.

Burns, Lyle D.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Gel polymer electrolytes for batteries  

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Nanostructured gel polymer electrolytes that have both high ionic conductivity and high mechanical strength are disclosed. The electrolytes have at least two domains--one domain contains an ionically-conductive gel polymer and the other domain contains a rigid polymer that provides structure for the electrolyte. The domains are formed by block copolymers. The first block provides a polymer matrix that may or may not be conductive on by itself, but that can soak up a liquid electrolyte, thereby making a gel. An exemplary nanostructured gel polymer electrolyte has an ionic conductivity of at least 1.times.10.sup.-4 S cm.sup.-1 at 25.degree. C.

Balsara, Nitash Pervez; Eitouni, Hany Basam; Gur, Ilan; Singh, Mohit; Hudson, William

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A Singular Conformal Spacetime  

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The infinite cosmological "constant" limit of the de Sitter solutions to Einstein's equation is studied. The corresponding spacetime is a singular, four-dimensional cone-space, transitive under proper conformal transformations, which constitutes a new example of maximally-symmetric spacetime. Grounded on its geometric and thermodynamic properties, some speculations are made in connection with the primordial universe.

R. Aldrovandi; J. P. Beltran Almeida; J. G. Pereira

2005-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Sol-Gel Deposited Electrochromic Coatings  

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Handbook of Inorganic Electrochromic Materials, Elsevier, .O R Y Sol-Gel Deposited Electrochromic Coatings Nilgun Ozer1600 Sol-Gel Deposited Electrochromic Coatings Nilgun Ozer

Ozer, N.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear conformation of secondary protein folding  

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A model to describe the mechanism of conformational dynamics in secondary protein based on matter interactions is proposed. The approach deploys the lagrangian method by imposing certain symmetry breaking. The protein backbone is initially assumed to be nonlinear and represented by the Sine-Gordon equation, while the nonlinear external bosonic sources is represented by $\\phi^4$ interaction. It is argued that the nonlinear source induces the folding pathway in a different way than the previous work with initially linear backbone. Also, the nonlinearity of protein backbone decreases the folding speed.

Januar, M; Handoko, L T

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A conjugated polymer plastic gel  

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We present a gel route to process highly oriented conjugated polymer films and fibers. The incorporation of hexafluoroisopropanol, a strong and stable dipolar group, to the polythiophene backbone enhances the solubility ...

Alcazar Jorba, Daniel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thixotropic gel for vadose zone remediation  

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A thixotropic gel suitable for use in subsurface bioremediation is provided along with a process of using the gel. The thixotropic gel provides a non-migrating injectable substrate that can provide below ground barrier properties. In addition, the gel components provide for a favorable environment in which certain contaminants are preferentially sequestered in the gel and subsequently remediated by either indigenous or introduced microorganisms.

Rhia, Brian D. (Augusta, GA)

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bond fluctuation method for a polymer undergoing gel electrophoresis  

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We present a computational methodology for the investigation of gel electrophoresis of polyelectrolytes. We have developed the method initially to incorporate sliding motion of tight parts of a polymer pulled by an electric field into the bond fluctuation method (BFM). Such motion due to tensile force over distances much larger than the persistent length is realized by nonlocal movement of a slack monomer at either end of the tight part. The latter movement is introduced stochastically. This new BFM overcomes the well-known difficulty in the conventional BFM that polymers are trapped by gel fibers in relatively large fields. At the same time it also reproduces properly equilibrium properties of a polymer in a vanishing field limit. The new BFM thus turns out to be an efficient computational method to study gel electrophoresis in a wide range of the electric field strength.

Ryuzo Azuma and Hajime Takayama

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial Conditions  

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Before we can run a transient analysis, we must find the appropriate set of initial conditions for the variables. The most important requirement of initial conditions is that they do not contradict any of the ...

Michael Tiller Ph.D.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MSC Conformed Contract - Hanford Site  

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Home Prime Contracts Current Solicitations Small Business Other Sources DOE RL Contracting Officers DOE RL Contracting Officer Representatives MSC Conformed Contract Email...

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CSC Conformed Contract - Hanford Site  

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Probing Single-Molecule Protein Conformational Dynamics. | EMSL  

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Single-Molecule Protein Conformational Dynamics. Probing Single-Molecule Protein Conformational Dynamics. Abstract: Protein conformational fluctuations and dynamics, often...

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Current sol-gel activities in Japan  

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In Japan, sol-gel research activities are very prosperous and there are many successful commercial products. It appears that this trend will continue into the future. In this article, basic sol-gel research ca...

Sumio Sakka

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of Sol-Gel Processing  

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Sol-gel processes are interesting from a scientific point of view as well as for new or potential industrial applications. In some rare examples, sols or gels can be used as end products. Most often however, t...

Alain C. Pierre

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusion suppression in gel dosimetry by addition of nanoclay  

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This paper reports diffusion suppression in gel dosimetery by using nanocomposite gel. A Fricke xylenol gel (FXG) and a dichromate gel (DCG) were selected for adding a small amount of nanoclay (Laponite XLG). The...

T. Maeyama; N. Fukunishi; K. L. Ishikawa…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONFORMAL TILINGS II: LOCAL ISOMORPHISM, HIERARCHY, AND CONFORMAL TYPE  

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tilings. The classical type problem is that of determining whether a concretely given, non-compact, simply is self-contained. Recently connections between conformal tilings and traditional aperiodic tilings have

Aluffi, Paolo

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Some Progress in Conformal Geometry  

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This is a survey paper of our current research on the theory of partial differential equations in conformal geometry. Our intention is to describe some of our current works in a rather brief and expository fashion. We are not giving a comprehensive survey on the subject and references cited here are not intended to be complete. We introduce a bubble tree structure to study the degeneration of a class of Yamabe metrics on Bach flat manifolds satisfying some global conformal bounds on compact manifolds of dimension 4. As applications, we establish a gap theorem, a finiteness theorem for diffeomorphism type for this class, and diameter bound of the $\\sigma_2$-metrics in a class of conformal 4-manifolds. For conformally compact Einstein metrics we introduce an eigenfunction compactification. As a consequence we obtain some topological constraints in terms of renormalized volumes.

Chang, Sun-Yung A; Yang, Paul

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Simulations and Infrared Conformality  

We examine several recent lattice-simulation data sets, asking whether they are consistent with infrared conformality. We observe, in particular, that for an SU(3) gauge theory with 12 Dirac fermions in the fundamental representation, recent simulation data can be described assuming infrared conformality. Lattice simulations include a fermion mass m which is then extrapolated to zero, and we note that this data can be fit by a small-m expansion, allowing a controlled extrapolation. We also note that the conformal hypothesis does not work well for two theories that are known or expected to be confining and chirally broken, and that it does work well for another theory expected to be infrared conformal.

Appelquist, Thomas; Fleming, George T.; Lin, Meifeng; Neil, Ethan T.; Schaich, David A.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluctuation Flooding Method (FFM) for accelerating conformational transitions of proteins  

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A powerful conformational sampling method for accelerating structural transitions of proteins “Fluctuation Flooding Method (FFM) ” is proposed. In FFM cycles of the following steps enhance the transitions: (i) extractions of largely fluctuating snapshots along anisotropic modes obtained from trajectories of multiple independent molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and (ii) conformational re-sampling of the snapshots via re-generations of initial velocities when re-starting MD simulations. In an application to bacteriophage T4 lysozyme FFM successfully accelerated the open-closed transition with the 6 ns simulation starting solely from the open state although the 1-?s canonical MD simulation failed to sample such a rare event.

Ryuhei Harada; Yu Takano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated apparatus for producing gradient gels  

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Apparatus for producing a gradient gel which serves as a standard medium for a two-dimensional analysis of proteins, the gel having a density gradient along its height formed by a variation in gel composition, with the apparatus including first and second pumping means each including a plurality of pumps on a common shaft and driven by a stepping motor capable of providing small incremental changes in pump outputs for the gel ingredients, the motors being controlled, by digital signals from a digital computer, a hollow form or cassette for receiving the gel composition, means for transferring the gel composition including a filler tube extending near the bottom of the cassette, adjustable horizontal and vertical arms for automatically removing and relocating the filler tube in the next cassette, and a digital computer programmed to automatically control the stepping motors, arm movements, and associated sensing operations involving the filling operation.

Anderson, Norman L. (Clarendon Hills, IL)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of gellan gum fluid gels as modified release oral liquids  

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Abstract Oral liquids are often preferred for drug administration to patients for whom swallowing is difficult, however, formulating modified release versions can be challenging. A potential route to achieve modified release in oral liquids is by using fluid (sheared) gels formed by introducing a shear field during gelation in gel-forming biopolymers. These fluid gels can act as pourable viscoelastic fluids but retain true gel micro/nano structure. Here, we have demonstrated that fluid gels have potential as paediatric oral liquids preventing release of ibuprofen in simulated gastric fluid. Subsequent release at pH 7.4 was affected by the duration of exposure and magnitude of acid pH with a linear relationship between onset of release and the preceding acidic exposure duration. Delayed release was a result of increasing gel stiffness, a consequence of the acidity of the initial release media and exposure time. A much faster release rate was measured when exposure time in acid was 10 min compared with 60 min. This study highlights the potential to design fluid gels that are tuned to have a specified stiffness at a particular pH and exposure time. This could enable the preparation oral liquids with modified release behaviour.

Mohammed H. Mahdi; Barbara R. Conway; Alan M. Smith

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AOC opens gel-coat facility  

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AOC HAS extended its service to North American customers with the opening of a new facility for the development and production of gel-coats at its Collierville, Tennessee, USA, headquarters. The new gel-coat centre is said to be ‘world-class’. The company already operates gel-coat facilities in Canada and Mexico. This is a short news story only. Visit www.reinforcedplastics.com for the latest plastics industry news.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid black-hole binary initial data  

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Traditional black-hole binary puncture initial data is conformally flat. This unphysical assumption is coupled with a lack of radiation signature from the binary's past life. As a result, waveforms extracted from evolutions of this data display an abrupt jump. In Kelly et al. [Class.Quant.Grav.27:114005,2010], a new binary black-hole initial data with radiation contents derived in the post-Newtonian (PN) calculation was adapted to puncture evolutions in numerical relativity. This data satisfies the constraint equations to the 2.5PN order, and contains a transverse-traceless "wavy" metric contribution, violating the standard assumption of conformal flatness. Although the evolution contained less spurious radiation, there were undesired features; the unphysical horizon mass loss and the large initial orbital eccentricity. Introducing a hybrid approach to the initial data evaluation, we significantly reduce these undesired features.

Bruno C. Mundim; Bernard J. Kelly; Yosef Zlochower; Hiroyuki Nakano; Manuela Campanelli

2010-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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SCB initiator  

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A detonator for high explosives initiated by mechanical impact includes a cylindrical barrel, a layer of flyer material mechanically covering the barrel at one end, and a semiconductor bridge ignitor including a pair of electrically conductive pads connected by a semiconductor bridge. The bridge is in operational contact with the layer, whereby ignition of said bridge forces a portion of the layer through the barrel to detonate the explosive. Input means are provided for igniting the semiconductor bridge ignitor.

Bickes, Jr., Robert W. (Albuquerque, NM); Renlund, Anita M. (Albuquerque, NM); Stanton, Philip L. (Albuquerque, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Weak Preformed Particle Gel on Unswept Oil Zones/Areas during Conformance Control Treatments  

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Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri 65409, United States ... Reservoir heterogeneity severely affects the flow of gas, oil, and water in the reservoir. ... (34, 35) Filtration test experiments have been used in the past to study the damage of cores fully saturated with brine, oil, or residual oil while injecting suspended particles, oily water, or a combination of both in these cores. ...

Mahmoud O. Elsharafi; Baojun Bai

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Polymer Gels as Conformance Control Agents for Carbon Dioxide for Floods in Carbonate Reservoirs  

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) .................................................... 203 Fig. 4.110 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core after Flooded with 1 PV of CO2 (CGI) .. 203 Fig. 4.111 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core after Flooded with 3 PV of CO2 (CGI) .. 203 Fig. 4.112 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core (CGI-Fracked...) ...................................... 204 Fig. 4.113 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core after Flooded with 1 PV of CO2 (CGI- Fracked) .................................................................................................. 204 Fig. 4.114 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core after...

Al Ali, Ali 1986-

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Chemicals to Optimize Conformance Control in Fractured Reservoirs  

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This report describes work performed during the first year of the project, ''Using Chemicals to Optimize Conformance Control in Fractured Reservoirs.'' This research project has three objectives. The first objective is to develop a capability to predict and optimize the ability of gels to reduce permeability to water more than that to oil or gas. The second objective is to develop procedures for optimizing blocking agent placement in wells where hydraulic fractures cause channeling problems. The third objective is to develop procedures to optimize blocking agent placement in naturally fractured reservoirs. This research project consists of three tasks, each of which addresses one of the above objectives. Our work is directed at both injection wells and production wells and at vertical, horizontal, and highly deviated wells.

Seright, Randall S.; Liang, Jenn-Tai; Schrader, Richard; Hagstrom II, John; Liu, Jin; Wavrik, Kathryn

1999-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving reservoir conformance using gelled polymer systems. Final report, September 25, 1992--July 31, 1996  

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The objectives of the research program were to (1) identify and develop polymer systems which have potential to improve reservoir conformance of fluid displacement processes, (2) determine the performance of these systems in bulk and in porous media, and (3) develop methods to predict their performance in field applications. The research focused on four types of gel systems--KUSP1 systems that contain an aqueous polysaccharide designated KUSP1, phenolic-aldehyde systems composed of resorcinol and formaldehyde, colloidal-dispersion systems composed of polyacrylamide and aluminum citrate, and a chromium-based system where polyacrylamide is crosslinked by chromium(III). Gelation behavior of the resorcinol-formaldehyde systems and the KUSP1-borate system was examined. Size distributions of aggregates that form in the polyacrylamide-aluminum colloidal-dispersion gel system were determined. Permeabilities to brine of several rock materials were significantly reduced by gel treatments using the KUSP1 polymer-ester (monoethyl phthalate) system, the KUSP1 polymer-boric acid system, and the sulfomethylated resorcinol-formaldehyde system were also shown to significantly reduce the permeability to supercritical carbon dioxide. A mathematical model was developed to simulate the behavior of a chromium redox-polyacrylamide gel system that is injected through a wellbore into a multi-layer reservoir in which crossflow between layers is allowed. The model describes gelation kinetics and filtration of pre-gel aggregates in the reservoir. Studies using the model demonstrated the effect filtration of gel aggregates has on the placement of gel systems in layered reservoirs.

Green, D.W.; Willhite, G.P.; Buller, C.; McCool, S.; Vossoughi, S.; Michnick, M.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving reservoir conformance using gelled polymer systems. Annual report, September 25, 1994--September 24, 1995  

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The objectives of the research program are to (1) identify and develop polymer systems which have potential to improve reservoir conformance of fluid displacement processes, (2) determine the performance of these systems in bulk and in porous media, and (3) develop methods to predict their performance in field applications. The research focused on four types of gel systems -- KUSP1 systems which contain an aqueous polysaccharide designated KUSP1, phenolic-aldehyde systems composed of resorcinol and formaldehyde, colloidal-dispersion systems composed of polyacrylamide and aluminum citrate, and a chromium-based system where polyacrylamide is crosslinked by chromium(III). Gelation behavior of the resorcinol-formaldehyde systems and the KUSP1-borate system was examined. Size distributions of aggregates that form in the polyacrylamide-aluminum colloidal-dispersion gel system were determined. Permeabilities to brine of several rock materials were significantly reduced by gel treatments using the KUSP1 polymer-ester (monoethylphthalate) system, the KUSP1 polymer-boric acid system, and the sulfomethylated resorcinol-formaldehyde system. The KUSP1 polymer-ester system and the sulfomethylated resorcinol-formaldehyde system were also shown to significantly reduce the permeability to super-critical carbon dioxide. A mathematical model was developed to simulate the behavior of a chromium redox-polyacrylamide gel system that is injected through a wellbore into a multi-layer reservoir in which crossflow between layers is allowed. The model describes gelation kinetics and filtration of pre-gel aggregates in the reservoir. Studies using the model demonstrated the effect filtration of gel aggregates has on the placement of gel systems in layered reservoirs.

Green, D.W.; Willhite, G.P.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of gel materials as radioactive 222Rn gas detectors  

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......Commercial hair gel material (polyvinyl pyrolydone...radioactive gas in the gel material, and the subsequent...reproducibility of data, easy handling and low cost of the gel material. This detection...aerosols(7). The diagrams of the Marinelli......

G. Espinosa; J. I. Golzarri; J. Rickards; R. B. Gammage

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Construction of Conformally Compact Einstein Manifolds  

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We produce some explicit examples of conformally compact Einstein manifolds, whose conformal compactifications are foliated by Riemannian products of a closed Einstein manifold with the total space of a principal circle bundle over products of Kahler-Einstein manifolds. We compute the associated conformal invariants, i.e., the renormalized volume in even dimensions and the conformal anomaly in odd dimensions. As a by-product, we obtain some Riemannian products with vanishing Q-curvature.

Dezhong Chen

2009-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroacoustics of Particles Dispersed in Polymer Gel  

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This study examines the acoustic electrophoresis of particles dispersed in polymer hydrogels, with the particle size either less than or greater than the gel mesh size. When the particles are smaller than the gel mesh size, their acoustic vibration is resisted by only the background water medium, and the measured dynamic electrophoretic mobility, ?d (obtained in terms of colloid vibration current, CVI), is the same as in water. For the case of particles larger than the gel mesh size, ?d is decreased due to trapping, and the net decrease depends on the viscoelastic properties of the gel. The gel mesh size was varied by varying its crosslink density, the latter being characterized as the storage modulus, G’. The dependence of mobility on G’, for systems of a given particle size, and on particle size, for gels of a given G’, are investigated. The measured mobility remains constant as G’ is increased (i.e., mesh size is decreased) up to a value of approximately 300 Pa, beyond which it decreases. In the second set of measurements, the trapped particle size was increased in a gel medium of constant mesh size, with G’ approximately 100 Pa. In this case, the measured ?d is found to be effectively constant over the particle size range studied (14-120 nm), i.e., it is independent of the degree of trapping as expressed by the ratio of the particle size to the mesh size.

Bhosale, Prasad S.; Chun, Jaehun; Berg, John C.

2011-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Sol-Gel Manufactured Energetic Materials  

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Sol-gel chemistry is used for the preparation of energetic materials (explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics) with improved homogeneity, and/or which can be cast to near-net shape, and/or made into precision molding powders. The sol-gel method is a synthetic chemical process where reactive monomers are mixed into a solution, polymerization occurs leading to a highly cross-linked three dimensional solid network resulting in a gel. The energetic materials can be incorporated during the formation of the solution or during the gel stage of the process. The composition, pore, and primary particle sizes, gel time, surface areas, and density may be tailored and controlled by the solution chemistry. The gel is then dried using supercritical extraction to produce a highly porous low density aerogel or by controlled slow evaporation to produce a xerogel. Applying stress during the extraction phase can result in high density materials. Thus, the sol-gel method can be used for precision detonator explosive manufacturing as well as producing precision explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics, along with high power composite energetic materials.

Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Lee, Ronald S. (Livermore, CA); Tillotson, Thomas M. (Tracy, CA); Hrubesh, Lawrence W. (Pleasanton, CA); Swansiger, Rosalind W. (Livermore, CA); Fox, Glenn A. (Livermore, CA)

2005-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Notes on Conformal Invisibility Devices  

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As a consequence of the wave nature of light, invisibility devices based on isotropic media cannot be perfect. The principal distortions of invisibility are due to reflections and time delays. Reflections can be made exponentially small for devices that are large in comparison with the wavelength of light. Time delays are unavoidable and will result in wave-front dislocations. This paper considers invisibility devices based on optical conformal mapping. The paper shows that the time delays do not depend on the directions and impact parameters of incident light rays, although the refractive-index profile of any conformal invisibility device is necessarily asymmetric. The distortions of images are thus uniform, which reduces the risk of detection. The paper also shows how the ideas of invisibility devices are connected to the transmutation of force, the stereographic projection and Escheresque tilings of the plane.

Ulf Leonhardt

2006-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Mediating gel formation from structurally controlled poly(electrolytes) through multiple "head-to-body" electrostatic interactions  

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Tuning the chain-end functionality of a short-chain cationic homopolymer, owing to the nature of the initiator used in the ATRP polymerisation step, can be used to mediate the formation of a gel of this poly(electrolyte) in water. While a neutral end group gives a solution of low viscosity, a highly homogeneous gel is obtained with a phosphonate anionic moiety, as characterized by rheometry and diffusion NMR. This novel type of supramolecular control over poly(electrolytic) gel formation could find potential use in a variety of applications in the field of electroactive materials.

Hassan Srour; Olivier Ratel; Mathieu Leocmach; Emma A. Adams; Sandrine Denis-Quanquin; Vinukrishnan Appukuttan; Nicolas Taberlet; Sébastien Manneville; Jean-Charles Majesté; Christian Carrot; Chantal Andraud; Cyrille Monnereau

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Fibrin gel formation in a shear flow  

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......values for the penetration depth ( 0), thrombin inhibition rate (kat), polymerization...function of shear rate is plotted for three different penetration depths. The shape...function of shear rate for three different penetration depths (gel permeabilities......

Robert D. Guy; Aaron L. Fogelson; James P. Keener

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Science Outreach Gel Electrophoresis Lab Introduction  

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of DNA Agarose (one of main components of agar) is a polysaccharide, isolated from seaweed. It forms an electric current to a gel, the DNA migrates toward the positive electrode. Intact plasmid DNA can run

Hickman, Mark

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Sol-gel process set for commercialization  

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Sol-gel process set for commercialization ... Research on embedding chemical compounds in porous glass, carried out in Israel at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has reached the point of commercialization. ...

JAMES KRIEGER

1992-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Black Hole Initial Data with a Horizon of Prescribed Geometry  

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The purpose of this work is to construct asymptotically flat, time symmetric initial data with an apparent horizon of prescribed intrinsic geometry. To do this, we use the parabolic partial differential equation for prescribing scalar curvature. In this equation the horizon geometry is contained within the freely specifiable part of the metric. This contrasts with the conformal method in which the geometry of the horizon can only be specified up to a conformal factor.

Brian Smith

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Gel deswelling under reverse osmosis. II  

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Previous observations of the rate of deswelling z 0 of polyacrylamide gels under the influence of an externally applied pressure P showed that z 0 2 is proportional to P. This behavior was interpreted as indicating the formation of a concentrated layer of gel at the deswelling surface favored by an attractive potential between the gel and the membrane. In this article optical measurements of the concentration gradient profile of a series of gels undergoing deswelling are reported. From these curves it is shown that for small degrees of deswelling the collective diffusion constant D varies with concentration as c 0.5 but increases more strongly with concentration at large degrees of deswelling. The zeroth and first moments of these curves are in good agreement with the calculated concentration increment induced by the external pressure and the observed rate of deswelling of the gel respectively. It is concluded that there is no evidence of a distinct controlling layer at the interface between the gel and the membrane and the observed linearity between z 0 2 and P is the consequence of the nonscaling behavior of D in the equation of motion.

E. Geissler; A. M. Hecht

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative measure for protein conformational heterogeneity  

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Conformational heterogeneity is a defining characteristic of proteins. Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and denatured state ensembles are extreme manifestations of this heterogeneity. Inferences regarding globule versus coil formation can be drawn from analysis of polymeric properties such as average size shape and density fluctuations. Here we introduce a new parameter to quantify the degree of conformational heterogeneity within an ensemble to complement polymeric descriptors. The design of this parameter is guided by the need to distinguish between systems that couple their unfolding-folding transitions with coil-to-globule transitions and those systems that undergo coil-to-globule transitions with no evidence of acquiring a homogeneous ensemble of conformations upon collapse. The approach is as follows: Each conformation in an ensemble is converted into a conformational vector where the elements are inter-residue distances. Similarity between pairs of conformations is quantified using the projection between the corresponding conformational vectors. An ensemble of conformations yields a distribution of pairwise projections which is converted into a distribution of pairwise conformational dissimilarities. The first moment of this dissimilarity distribution is normalized against the first moment of the distribution obtained by comparing conformations from the ensemble of interest to conformations drawn from a Flory random coil model. The latter sets an upper bound on conformational heterogeneity thus ensuring that the proposed measure for intra-ensemble heterogeneity is properly calibrated and can be used to compare ensembles for different sequences and across different temperatures. The new measure of conformational heterogeneity will be useful in quantitative studies of coupled folding and binding of IDPs and in de novo sequence design efforts that are geared toward controlling the degree of heterogeneity in unbound forms of IDPs.

Rohit V. Pappu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotropic three-dimensional MRI-Fricke-infused gel dosimetry  

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Purpose: Fricke-infused gel has been shown to be a simple and attainable method for the conformal measurement of absorbed radiation dose. Nevertheless, its accuracy is seriously hindered by the irreversible ferric ion diffusion during magnetic resonance imaging, particularly when three-dimensional (3D) dose measurement in radiosurgery is considered. In this study, the authors developed a fast three-dimensional spin-echo based Fricke gel dosimetry technique to reduce the adverse effects of ferric ion diffusion and to obtain an accurate isotropic 3D dose measurement. Methods: A skull shaped phantom containing Fricke-infused gel was irradiated using Leksell Gamma Knife. The rapid image-based dosimetry technique was applied with the use of a 3D fast spin-echo magnetic resonance imaging sequence. The authors mathematically derived and experimentally validated the correlations between dose-response characteristics and parameters of the 3D fast spin-echo MR imaging sequence. Absorbed dose profiles were assessed and compared to the calculated profiles given by the Gamma Knife treatment planning system. Coefficient of variance (CV%) and coefficient of determination (R{sup 2}) were used to evaluate the precision of dose-response curve estimation. The agreement between the measured and the planned 3D dose distributions was quantified by gamma-index analysis of two acceptance criteria. Results: Proper magnetic resonance imaging parameters were explored to render an accurate three-dimensional absorbed dose mapping with a 1 mm{sup 3} isotropic image resolution. The efficacy of the dose-response estimation was approved by an R{sup 2} > 0.99 and an average CV% of 1.6%. Average gamma pass-rate between the experimentally measured and GammaPlan calculated dose distributions were 83.8% and 99.7% for 2%/2 and 3%/3 mm criteria, respectively. Conclusions: With the designed MR imaging sequence and parameters, total 3D MR acquisition time was confined to within 20 min postirradiation, during which time ferric ion diffusion effects were negligible, thus enabling an accurate 3D radiation dose measurement.

Cho, Nai-Yu; Chu, Woei-Chyn [Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 11221, Taiwan (China); Huang, Sung-Cheng [Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Chung, Wen-Yuh [Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan (China); Guo, Wan-Yuo [Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan (China)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformal transformations and accelerated cosmologies  

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A cosmological theory that predicts a late-time accelerated attractor with a constant dark matter to dark energy ratio can be said to solve the coincidence problem. Such cosmologies are naturally generated in the context of nonstandard gravity theories under conformal transformation because of the resulting couplings between scalar fields and matter. The present work examines four classes of these transformed theories and finds that only a small subset-those with a single scalar field-are capable of solving the coincidence problem.

James L. Crooks and Paul H. Frampton

2006-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A newly developed chromium(III) gel technology  

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Laboratory testing of a recently developed chromium(III) (Cr(III)) gel technology is reported. The gels can be used in conjunction with a number of oilfield treatments. The single-fluid acrylamide-polymer/Cr(III)-carboxylate aqueous gels are formed by crosslinking acrylamide polymer with a Cr(III)-carboxylate-complex crosslinking agent. Representative gel compositions and associated gel properties are discussed.

Sydansk, R.D. (Marathon Oil Co., Littleton, CO (USA). Research Div.)

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tantalum–tungsten oxide thermite composites prepared by sol–gel synthesis and spark plasma sintering  

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Energetic composite powders consisting of sol–gel derived nanostructured tungsten oxide were produced with various amounts of micrometer-scale tantalum fuel metal. Such energetic composite powders were ignition-tested and the results show that the powders are not sensitive to friction, spark and/or impact ignition. Initial consolidation experiments, using the High-Pressure Spark Plasma Sintering (HPSPS) technique, on the sol–gel derived nanostructured tungsten oxide produced samples with higher relative density than can be achieved with commercially available tungsten oxide. The sol–gel derived nanostructured tungsten oxide with immobilized tantalum fuel metal (Ta–WO3) energetic composite was consolidated to a density of 9.17 g cm?3 or 93% relative density. In addition, those samples were consolidated without significant pre-reaction of the constituents, thus retaining their stored chemical energy.

Joshua D. Kuntz; Octavio G. Cervantes; Alexander E. Gash; Zuhair A. Munir

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Dark energy" as conformal dynamics of space  

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The exact solution for dynamic of conform-flat space homogeneous since dynamic equation is given. Conform mode of space metric changing in Global time theory has negative energy density. Swap of energy to this mode from another ones lead to increasing of Universe homogeneity although probability of this swap from local objects is negligibly small. Conform mode is corresponding to "dark energy" in observation astronomy.

D. Burlankov

2006-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Penser Conformed Contract (EM0003383) - Hanford Site  

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Conformal Invariance of Black Hole Temperature  

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It is shown that the surface gravity and temperature of a stationary black hole are invariant under conformal transformations of the metric that are the identity at infinity. More precisely, we find a conformal invariant definition of the surface gravity of a conformal Killing horizon that agrees with the usual definition(s) for a true Killing horizon and is proportional to the temperature as defined by Hawking radiation. This result is reconciled with the intimate relation between the trace anomaly and the Hawking effect, despite the {\\it non}invariance of the trace anomaly under conformal transformations.

Ted Jacobson; Gungwon Kang

1993-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Johnson Controls Conformed Contract - Hanford Site  

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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

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Amorphous LLZO sol gel solid electrolyte  

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Novel Li Conducting Solid State Novel Li Conducting Solid State Electrolyte by Sol Gel Technique Davorin Babic, Ph. D. Excellatron Solid State LLC 263 Decatur St Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 584-2475 dbabic@excellatron.com Objective Develop novel inorganic solid state lithium ion conductor: a) high Li ion conductivity b) transport number of ~1 c) stable with Li metal d) thermally stable e) adequate electrochemical window of stability Construct and test a battery that contains the novel electrolyte Novel sol gel solid electrolyte (NSGSE) In contact with Li metal: Organic electrolytes (liquid/polymer) get reduced: HAZARDS Most oxide solid electrolytes become mixed conductor: SHORTS NSGSE by sol gel process, spin coated: an oxide & stable with Li !! -100000 0 100000 200000 300000 400000 -400000

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Hybrid sol-gel optical materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Hybrid sol-gel materials comprise silicate sols cross-linked with linear polysilane, polygermane, or poly(silane-germane). The sol-gel materials are useful as optical identifiers in tagging and verification applications and, in a different aspect, as stable, visible light transparent non-linear optical materials. Methyl or phenyl silicones, polyaryl sulfides, polyaryl ethers, and rubbery polysilanes may be used in addition to the linear polysilane. The linear polymers cross-link with the sol to form a matrix having high optical transparency, resistance to thermooxidative aging, adherence to a variety of substrates, brittleness, and a resistance to cracking during thermal cycling.

Zeigler, J.M.

1993-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid sol-gel optical materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Hybrid sol-gel materials comprise silicate sols cross-linked with linear polysilane, polygermane, or poly(silane-germane). The sol-gel materials are useful as optical identifiers in tagging and verification applications and, in a different aspect, as stable, visible light transparent non-linear optical materials. Methyl or phenyl silicones, polyaryl sulfides, polyaryl ethers, and rubbery polysilanes may be used in addition to the linear polysilane. The linear polymers cross-link with the sol to form a matrix having high optical transparency, resistance to thermooxidative aging, adherence to a variety of substrates, brittleness, and a resistance to cracking during thermal cycling.

Zeigler, John M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Hybrid sol-gel optical materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Hybrid sol-gel materials comprise silicate sols cross-linked with linear polysilane, polygermane, or poly(silane-germane). The sol-gel materials are useful as optical identifiers in tagging and verification applications and, in a different aspect, as stable, visible light transparent non-linear optical materials. Methyl or phenyl silicones, polyaryl sulfides, polyaryl ethers, and rubbery polysilanes may be used in addition to the linear polysilane. The linear polymers cross-link with the sol to form a matrix having high optical transparency, resistance to thermooxidative aging, adherence to a variety of substrates, brittleness, and a resistance to cracking during thermal cycling.

Zeigler, John M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformal Mapping in Wing Aerodynamics Thomas Johnson  

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Conformal Mapping in Wing Aerodynamics Thomas Johnson June 4, 2013 Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 the first complete treatment of conformal mapping in aerodynamics. Near the beginning of the twentieth and aerodynamics. The purpose of this exposition is to give the reader an elementary intro- duction to the use

Morrow, James A.

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Black holes cannot support conformal scalar hair  

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It is shown that the only static asymptotically flat non-extrema black hole solution of the Einstein-conformally invariant scalar field equations having the scalar field bounded on the horizon, is the Schwarzschild one. Thus black holes cannot be endowed with conformal scalar hair of finite length.

T. Zannias

1994-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF POLYMER GEL SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE VOLUMETRIC SWEEP AND REDUCE PRODUCING WATER/OIL RATIOS  

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Gelled polymer treatments are applied to oil reservoirs to increase oil production and to reduce water production by altering the fluid movement within the reservoir. This report describes the results of the first year of a three-year research program that is aimed at the understanding of the chemistry of gelation and the fundamental mechanisms that alter the flows of oil and water in reservoir rocks after a gel treatment. Work has focused on a widely-applied system in field applications, the partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide-chromium acetate gel. Gelation occurs by network formation through the crosslinking of polyacrylamide molecules as a result of reaction with chromium acetate. The initial reaction between chromium acetate and one polymer is referred to as the uptake reaction. The uptake reaction was studied as functions of chromium and polymer concentrations and pH values. Experimental data were regressed to determine a rate equation that describes the uptake reaction of chromium by polyacrylamide. Pre-gel aggregates form and grow as the reactions between chromium acetate and polyacrylamide proceed. A statistical model that describes the growth of pre-gel aggregates was developed using the theory of branching processes. The model gives molecular weight averages that are expressed as functions of the conversion of the reactive sites on chromium acetate or on the polymer molecule. Results of the application of the model correlate well with experimental data of viscosity and weight-average molecular weight and gives insights into the gelation process. A third study addresses the flow of water and oil in rock material after a gel treatment. Previous works have shown that gel treatments usually reduce the permeability to water to a greater extent than the permeability to oil is reduced. This phenomenon is referred to as disproportionate permeability reduction (DPR). Flow experiments were conducted to determine the effect of polymer and chromium concentrations on DPR. All gels studied reduced the permeability to water by a greater factor than the factor by which the oil permeability was reduced. Greater DPR was observed as the concentrations of polymer and chromium were increased. Increased pressure gradients during oil flow decreased the oil permeability and the water permeability that was measured afterward. Lower pressure gradients that were applied subsequently moderately affected water permeabilities but did not affect oil permeabilities. A conceptual model of the mechanisms responsible for DPR is presented. Primary features of the model are (1) the development of flow channels through the gel by dehydration of the gel and by re-connection of pre-treatment, residual oil volume and (2) high flow resistance in the channels during water flow is caused by significant saturations of oil remaining in the channels.

G. Paul Willhite; Stan McCool; Don W. Green; Min Cheng; Rajeev Jain; Tuan Nguyen

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Gel bead composition for metal adsorption  

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The invention is a gel bead comprising propylene glycol alginate and bone gelatin and is capable of removing metals such as Sr and Cs from solution without adding other adsorbents. The invention could have application to the nuclear industry's waste removal activities.

Scott, Charles D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Woodward, Charlene A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Byers, Charles H. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photodissociation Dynamics of Various Conformers of Iodobutane Isomer Ions Prepared Selectively by Vacuum  

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and states of products. It was found that a simple SN2-type mechanism deduced from the previous study of 1-C3 interaction (CIS)7 level showed that dissociation of both conformers proceeded via the intramolecular SN2 the National CreatiVe Research InitiatiVe for Control of Reaction Dynamics and School of Chemistry, Seoul

Kim, Myung Soo

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SSC: A Tool for Constructing Libraries for Systematic Screening of Conformers  

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Even a relatively small molecule with 10–20 atoms might have a few local minima, which correspond to different conformers. The number of local minima quickly increases with molecular size and the most common algorithms, driven by calculated forces, frequently identify a minimum, which is closest to the initial structure, rather than the most stable conformer. Here we discuss how to perform a systematic search of the conformational space for a chain-like molecule. Our approach is fully automated and a user has control which chemical bonds will be probed and with which increments. Moreover, whole fragments of the molecule, which are adjacent to each selected rotational bond, are rotated in a properly selected cylindrical coordinate system and unchemical hybridizations and some ‘‘clashes’’ between neighboring groups, which are common when standard Z-matrices are used, are avoided. A library of potentially relevant conformers is created with a tool, which we call SSC, denoting Systematic Screening of Conformers. Each member of the library is prescreened at a predefined level of theory and the most promising conformers are identified. Finally, they are further evaluated at a higher level of theory to identify the most stable structures and their physicochemical properties. As an example, we demonstrate the results of this approach for 2'-deoxycytidine.

Ling, Sanliang; Gutowski, Maciej S.

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous tunneling and near-infrared-induced interconversion between the amino-hydroxy conformers of cytosine  

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Spontaneous and near-infrared/infrared (NIR/IR)-induced interconversions between two amino-hydroxy conformers of monomeric cytosine have been investigated for the compound isolated in a low-temperature argon matrix. Combined use of a laser source (which provides narrowband NIR radiation) and a broadband NIR/IR source of excitation light allowed a detailed investigation of mutual conversions of the two conformers in question. The experiments carried out within the current work demonstrated that upon broadband NIR/IR irradiation (with the IR source of FTIR spectrometer) the population ratio of the two amino-hydroxy conformers changes towards a ratio corresponding to a photostationary state. Evolution of the conformer population ratio towards the photostationary ratio occurred independent of the initial ratio of conformers, which could be prepared by a population shift (in favor of one of the forms) induced by narrowband NIR excitation. Moreover, spontaneous tunneling conversion of the higher-energy conformer into a lower-energy form was observed for cytosine isolated in a low-temperature argon matrix kept in the dark. This process is slow and occurs on a time scale of days. The tunneling process, studied for matrix-isolated cytosine, clearly follows a dispersive type of kinetics rather than the classical monoexponential kinetics.

Reva, Igor; Fausto, Rui [Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra (Portugal); Nowak, Maciej J.; Lapinski, Leszek [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland)

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of Entropic Effect on Conformation Changes of Complex...  

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Entropic Effect on Conformation Changes of Complex Systems Under Well-Controlled Temperature Condition. Observation of Entropic Effect on Conformation Changes of Complex Systems...

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Formulation and method for preparing gels comprising hydrous cerium oxide  

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Formulations useful for preparing hydrous cerium oxide gels contain a metal salt including cerium, an organic base, and a complexing agent. Methods for preparing gels containing hydrous cerium oxide include heating a formulation to a temperature sufficient to induce gel formation, where the formulation contains a metal salt including cerium, an organic base, and a complexing agent.

Collins, Jack L; Chi, Anthony

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

86

Formulation and method for preparing gels comprising hydrous hafnium oxide  

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Formulations useful for preparing hydrous hafnium oxide gels contain a metal salt including hafnium, an acid, an organic base, and a complexing agent. Methods for preparing gels containing hydrous hafnium oxide include heating a formulation to a temperature sufficient to induce gel formation, where the formulation contains a metal salt including hafnium, an acid, an organic base, and a complexing agent.

Collins, Jack L; Hunt, Rodney D; Montgomery, Frederick C

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Formulation and method for preparing gels comprising hydrous aluminum oxide  

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Formulations useful for preparing hydrous aluminum oxide gels contain a metal salt including aluminum, an organic base, and a complexing agent. Methods for preparing gels containing hydrous aluminum oxide include heating a formulation to a temperature sufficient to induce gel formation, where the formulation contains a metal salt including aluminum, an organic base, and a complexing agent.

Collins, Jack L.

2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformational and Vibrational Studies of Triclosan  

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The conformational equilibrium of triclosan (5?chloro?2?(2 4?dichlorophenoxy) phenol) have been calculated using density functional theory (DFTe/B3LYP/6?311++G(d p)) method. Four different geometries were found to correspond to energy minimum conformations. The IR spectrum of triclosan was measured in the 4000–400? cm ?1 region. We calculated the harmonic frequencies and intensities of the most stable conformers in order to assist in the assignment of the vibrational bands in the experimental spectrum. The fundamental vibrational modes were characterized depending on their total energy distribution (TED%) using scaled quantum mechanical (SQM) force field method.

Haci Özi?ik; S. Haman Bayari; Semran Sa?lam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Conformal Symmetry in Physics and Cosmology  

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We show how to lift a generic non-scale invariant action in Einstein frame into a locally conformally-invariant (or Weyl-invariant) theory and present a new general form for Lagrangians consistent with Weyl symmetry. Advantages of such a conformally invariant formulation of particle physics and gravity include the possibility of constructing geodesically complete cosmologies. We present a conformal-invariant version of the standard model coupled to gravity, and show how Weyl symmetry may be used to obtain unprecedented analytic control over its cosmological solutions. Within this new framework, generic FRW cosmologies are geodesically complete through a series of big crunch - big bang transitions. We discuss a new scenario of cosmic evolution driven by the Higgs field in a \\textquotedblleft minimal\\textquotedblright% \\ conformal standard model, in which there is no new physics beyond the standard model at low energies, and the current Higgs vacuum is metastable as indicated by the latest LHC data.

Itzhak Bars; Paul Steinhardt; Neil Turok

2013-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerating conformational sampling in free energy calculations  

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intrinsic free energy profile of a single pep- tide mightenergy profile along the ?-strand to pII state conformational transition of the signature TATTVGYG KcsA pep- tide and

Fajer, Mikolai

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ISO 50001 Conformant Energy Management Systems  

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ISO 50001-conformant ISO 50001-conformant Energy Management Systems Aimee McKane Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory atmckane@lbl.gov 518-782-7002 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov * Energy efficiency improvements with very favorable payback periods often do not get implemented due to competing organizational priorities * Even projects that are implemented may not be sustained due to lack of supportive operational and maintenance practices Problem: Energy efficiency is not integrated into daily

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ISO 50001 Conformant Energy Management Systems  

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

ISO 50001-conformant ISO 50001-conformant Energy Management Systems Aimee McKane Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory atmckane@lbl.gov 518-782-7002 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov * Energy efficiency improvements with very favorable payback periods often do not get implemented due to competing organizational priorities * Even projects that are implemented may not be sustained due to lack of supportive operational and maintenance practices Problem: Energy efficiency is not integrated into daily

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Batch polymerization of styrene initiated by n-butyl lithium in a cyclohexane solvent  

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anionic mechanism. A mathematical model is de- veloped and the predicted values are compared with their corresponding experimental values. Initiator and monomer concentrations are varied and their conversion time profiles are studied. A G&el... and Storage Vessels Purification of Monomer Purification of Solvent Polymerization Reaction Scavenger Level Analysis o f Butyl Lithium Analysis of Molecular Weight Distributions by the Use of Gel Permeation Technique 10 19 19 ZO Zl ZZ 24 25 25...

Landon, Thomas Rodman

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gel Shift/ EMSA Protocol Jianping Ye, MD  

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nondenature PAGE Gel: 50 ml 100 ml Stock Solution 3.5% 5% 6% 3.5% 5% 6% 40% acrylamide 4.38ml 4 l 32 PATP 5 l dH2O 5 l T4 kinase (10 Unit/l) 1 l Incubate microcentrifuge tube 2. Resuspend cells in 300 l lysis buffer, and keep on ice for 4 min to break the cell

Ye, Jianping

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Sol-gel method for encapsulating molecules  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for encapsulating organic molecules, and in particular, biomolecules using sol-gel chemistry. A silica sol is prepared from an aqueous alkali metal silicate solution, such as a mixture of silicon dioxide and sodium or potassium oxide in water. The pH is adjusted to a suitably low value to stabilize the sol by minimizing the rate of siloxane condensation, thereby allowing storage stability of the sol prior to gelation. The organic molecules, generally in solution, is then added with the organic molecules being encapsulated in the sol matrix. After aging, either a thin film can be prepared or a gel can be formed with the encapsulated molecules. Depending upon the acid used, pH, and other processing conditions, the gelation time can be from one minute up to several days. In the method of the present invention, no alcohols are generated as by-products during the sol-gel and encapsulation steps. The organic molecules can be added at any desired pH value, where the pH value is generally chosen to achieve the desired reactivity of the organic molecules. The method of the present invention thereby presents a sufficiently mild encapsulation method to retain a significant portion of the activity of the biomolecules, compared with the activity of the biomolecules in free solution.

Brinker, C. Jeffrey (Albuquerque, NM); Ashley, Carol S. (Albuquerque, NM); Bhatia, Rimple (Albuquerque, NM); Singh, Anup K. (San Francisco, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Polymer Gel Systems to Improve Volumetric Sweep and Reduce Producing Water/Oil Ratios  

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Gelled polymer treatments are applied to oil reservoirs to increase oil production and to reduce water production by altering the fluid movement within the reservoir. This report describes the results of the third year of a 42 month research program that is aimed at an understanding of gelation chemistry and the fundamental mechanisms that alter the flows of oil and water in reservoir rocks after a gel treatment. Work focused on a widely applied system in the field, the partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide-chromium acetate gel. Gelation occurs by network formation through the crosslinking of polyacrylamide molecules as a result of reaction with chromium acetate. Pre-gel aggregates form and grow as reactions between chromium acetate and polyacrylamide proceed. A mathematical model that describes uptake and crosslinking reactions as a function of time was derived. The model was probability based and provides molecular-weight averages and molecular-weight distributions of the pre-gel aggregates as a function of time and initial system conditions. A liquid chromatography apparatus to experimentally measure the size and molecular weight distributions of polymer samples was developed. The method worked well for polymer samples without the chromium crosslinker. Sample retention observed during measurements of gelant samples during the gelation process compromised the results. Other methods will be tested to measure size distributions of the pre-gel aggregates. Dissolution of carbonate minerals during the injection of gelants causes the pH of the gelant to increase. Chromium precipitates from solution at the higher pH values robbing the gelant of crosslinker. Experimental data on the transport of chromium acetate solutions through dolomite cores were obtained. A mathematical model that describes the transport of brine and chromium acetate solutions through rocks containing carbonate minerals was used to simulate the experimental results.

G. Paul Willhite; Stan McCool; Don W. Green; Min Cheng; Feiyan Chen

2005-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

97

Hybrid slab-microchannel gel electrophoresis system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hybrid slab-microchannel gel electrophoresis system. The hybrid system permits the fabrication of isolated microchannels for biomolecule separations without imposing the constraint of a totally sealed system. The hybrid system is reusable and ultimately much simpler and less costly to manufacture than a closed channel plate system. The hybrid system incorporates a microslab portion of the separation medium above the microchannels, thus at least substantially reducing the possibility of non-uniform field distribution and breakdown due to uncontrollable leakage. A microslab of the sieving matrix is built into the system by using plastic spacer materials and is used to uniformly couple the top plate with the bottom microchannel plate.

Balch, Joseph W. (Livermore, CA); Carrano, Anthony V. (Livermore, CA); Davidson, James C. (Livermore, CA); Koo, Jackson C. (San Ramon, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformal Higgs model: predicted dark energy density  

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Postulated universal Weyl conformal scaling symmetry provides an alternative to the $\\Lambda$CDM paradigm for cosmology. Recent applications to galactic rotation velocities, Hubble expansion, and a model of dark galactic halos explain qualitative phenomena and fit observed data without invoking dark matter. Significant revision of theory relevant to galactic collisions and clusters is implied, but not yet tested. Dark energy is found to be a consequence of conformal symmetry for the Higgs scalar field of electroweak physics. The present paper tests this implication. The conformal Higgs model acquires a gravitational effect described by a modified Friedmann cosmic evolution equation, shown to fit cosmological data going back to the cosmic microwave background epoch. The tachyonic mass parameter of the Higgs model becomes dark energy in the Friedmann equation. A dynamical model of this parameter, analogous to the Higgs mechanism for gauge boson mass, is derived and tested here. An approximate calculation yields a result consistent with the empirical magnitude inferred from Hubble expansion.

R. K. Nesbet

2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

99

Conformational properties of bottle-brush polymers  

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General and renormalized perturbation theories are used to study the conformational properties of a bottle-brush molecule, composed of multiarmed polymer stars grafted regularly onto a flexible backbone. The end-to-end distances of the backbone and of an arm of the middle star are calculated within the first order of perturbation theory. For the high grafting densities of stars, the calculated expressions are generalized with the help of the scaling arguments to give the equivalent power laws. According to these laws, the molecule may adopt a sequence of three different conformations (star-rod-coil) as the length of the backbone grows.

N. A. Denesyuk

2003-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative  

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The SunShot Initiative homepage. The DOE SunShot Initiative is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade.

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Copolymerization of divinylbenzene and 4-vinylpyridine using initiated chemical vapor deposition for surface modification and its applications  

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This research investigates the copolymerization of divinylbenzene and 4- vinylpyridine into organic thin films that exhibit conformal, stable, and uniform surface properties. Thin films were grown using initiated chemical ...

Martinez, Ernesto, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

The constitutive behaviour of strong cohesive particulate gels in compression  

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A simple and popular constitutive model used to describe the compressional strength of a consolidating strongly cohesive particulate gel is tested further with new experimental data.

A. A. Aziz; R. Buscall; R. de Kretzer; M. Kristjansson; P. J. Scales; A. D. Stickland; H-E Teo; S. P. Usher

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

103

Development of Polymer Gel Systems to Improve Volumetric Sweep and Reduce Producing Water/Oil Ratios  

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Gelled polymer treatments are applied to oil reservoirs to increase oil production and to reduce water production by altering the fluid movement within the reservoir. This report describes the results of a 42-month research program that focused on the understanding of gelation chemistry and the fundamental mechanisms that alter the flows of oil and water in reservoir rocks after a gel treatment. Work was conducted on a widely applied system in the field, the partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide-chromium acetate gel. Gelation occurs by network formation through the crosslinking of polyacrylamide molecules as a result of reaction with chromium acetate. Pre-gel aggregates form and grow as reactions between chromium acetate and polyacrylamide proceed. A rate equation that describes the reaction between chromium acetate and polymer molecules was regressed from experimental data. A mathematical model that describes the crosslinking reaction between two polymer molecules as a function of time was derived. The model was based on probability concepts and provides molecular-weight averages and molecular-weight distributions of the pre-gel aggregates as a function of time and initial system conditions. Average molecular weights of pre-gel aggregates were measured as a function of time and were comparable to model simulations. Experimental methods to determine molecular weight distributions of pre-gel aggregates were unsuccessful. Dissolution of carbonate minerals during the injection of gelants causes the pH of the gelant to increase. Chromium precipitates from solution at the higher pH values robbing the gelant of crosslinker. Experimental data on the transport of chromium acetate solutions through dolomite cores were obtained. A mathematical model that describes the transport of brine and chromium acetate solutions through rocks containing carbonate minerals was used to simulate the experimental results and data from literature. Gel treatments usually reduce the permeability to water to a greater extent than the permeability to oil is reduced. This phenomenon is referred to as disproportionate permeability reduction (DPR). Flow experiments were conducted in sandpacks to determine the effect of polymer and chromium concentrations on DPR. All gels studied reduced the permeability to water by a greater factor than the factor by which the oil permeability was reduced. Greater DPR was observed as the concentrations of polymer and chromium were increased. A conceptual model of the mechanisms responsible for DPR is presented. Primary features of the model are (1) the development of flow channels through the gel by dehydration and displacement of the gel and by re-connection of pre-treatment, residual oil volume and (2) high flow resistance in the channels during water flow is caused by significant saturations of oil remaining in the channels. A similar study of DPR was conducted in Berea sandstone cores. Both oil and water permeabilities were reduced by much smaller factors in Berea sandstone cores than in similar treatments in sandpacks. Poor maturation of the gelant in the Berea rock was thought to be caused by fluid-rock interactions that interfered with the gelation process.

G. Paul Willhite; Stan McCool; Don W. Green; Min Cheng; Feiyan Chen

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

104

Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative  

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Advanced Nuclear Research Advanced Nuclear Research Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology FY 2003 Programmatic Overview Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology Henderson/2003 Hydrogen Initiative.ppt 2 Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative Program Goal * Demonstrate the economic commercial-scale production of hydrogen using nuclear energy by 2015 Need for Nuclear Hydrogen * Hydrogen offers significant promise for reduced environmental impact of energy use, specifically in the transportation sector * The use of domestic energy sources to produce hydrogen reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil and enhances national security * Existing hydrogen production methods are either inefficient or produce

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Conformations of Random Polyampholytes Vesselin Yamakov  

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variety of conformations [18] and it is unclear if the disorder is relevant for ensemble averages for the Kantor­Kardar necklace model, although this theory neglects the quenched disorder in the charge sequence- tions [1], and can be regarded as simple model systems for electrostatic interactions in proteins

Dünweg, Burkhard

106

Adaptive computations on conforming quadtree meshes  

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In this paper, the quadtree data structure and conforming polygonal interpolants are used to develop an h-adaptive finite element method. Quadtree is a hierarchical data structure that is computationally attractive for adaptive numerical simulations. ... Keywords: Barycentric coordinates, Hanging nodes, Laplace interpolant, Meshfree methods, Natural neighbors, Quadtree data structure

A. Tabarraei; N. Sukumar

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Apparatus for the production of gel beads containing a biocatalyst  

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An apparatus is described for the large-scale and continuous production of gel beads containing a biocatalyst. The apparatus is a columnar system based on the chemical cross-linking of hydrocolloidal gels that contain and immobilize a biocatalyst, the biocatalyst being a microorganism or an enzyme. Hydrocolloidal gels, such as alginate, carrageenan, and a mixture of bone gelatin and modified alginate, provide immobilization matrices that can be used to entrap and retain the biocatalyst while allowing effective contact with substrates and release of products. Such immobilized biocatalysts are generally formulated into small spheres or beads that have high concentrations of the biocatalyst within the gel matrix. The columnar system includes a gel dispersion nozzle submerged in a heated non-interacting liquid, typically an organic liquid, that is immiscible with water to allow efficient formation of spherical gel droplets, the non-interacting liquid having a specific gravity that is less than water so that the gel droplets will fall through the liquid by the force of gravity. The heated non-interacting liquid is in direct contact with a chilled upflowing non-interacting liquid that will provide sufficient residence time for the gel droplets as they fall through the liquid so that they will be cooled below the gelling temperature and form solid spheres. The upflowing non-interacting liquid is in direct contact with an upflowing temperature-controlled aqueous solution containing the necessary chemicals for cross-linking or fixing of the gel beads to add the necessary stability. The flow rates of the two liquid streams can be varied to control the proper residence time in each liquid section to accommodate the production of gel beads of differing settling velocities. A valve is provided for continuous removal of the stabilized gel beads from the bottom of the column. 1 fig.

Scott, C.D.; Scott, T.C.; Davison, B.H.

1998-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

108

Black hole initial data with a horizon of prescribed intrinsic and extrinsic geometry  

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The purpose of this work is to construct asymptotically flat, time symmetric initial data with an apparent horizon of prescribed intrinsic and extrinsic geometry. To do this, we use the parabolic partial differential equation for prescribing scalar curvature. In this equation the horizon geometry is contained within the freely specifiable part of the metric. This contrasts with the conformal method in which the geometry of the horizon can only be specified up to a conformal factor.

Brian Smith

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Time asymmetric spacetimes near null and spatial infinity. I. Expansions of developments of conformally flat data  

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The Conformal Einstein equations and the representation of spatial infinity as a cylinder introduced by Friedrich are used to analyse the behaviour of the gravitational field near null and spatial infinity for the development of data which are asymptotically Euclidean, conformally flat and time asymmetric. Our analysis allows for initial data whose second fundamental form is more general than the one given by the standard Bowen-York Ansatz. The Conformal Einstein equations imply upon evaluation on the cylinder at spatial infinity a hierarchy of transport equations which can be used to calculate in a recursive way asymptotic expansions for the gravitational field. It is found that the the solutions to these transport equations develop logarithmic divergences at certain critical sets where null infinity meets spatial infinity. Associated to these, there is a series of quantities expressible in terms of the initial data (obstructions), which if zero, preclude the appearance of some of the logarithmic divergences. The obstructions are, in general, time asymmetric. That is, the obstructions at the intersection of future null infinity with spatial infinity are different, and do not generically imply those obtained at the intersection of past null infinity with spatial infinity. The latter allows for the possibility of having spacetimes where future and past null infinity have different degrees of smoothness. Finally, it is shown that if both sets of obstructions vanish up to a certain order, then the initial data has to be asymptotically Schwarzschildean to some degree.

J. A. Valiente Kroon

2004-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

110

Study of gel materials as radioactive 222Rn gas detectors  

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......studied as radioactive radon gas detectors. The detection...diffusion of the radioactive gas in the gel material...easy handling and low cost of the gel material...and other radioactive gases. INTRODUCTION The objective...homogeneity of the device production, dimensions, almost......

G. Espinosa; J. I. Golzarri; J. Rickards; R. B. Gammage

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Delayed fracture in gels and Wei Hong*ab  

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­14 Instead of instantaneous or continuous crack growth, the gel would hesitate for some time without showing, and consequently facilitates nucleation and subcritical growth of microcracks. Since similar dynamic chain breakage DOI: 10.1039/c2sm25553g Subject to a subcritical load, a swollen polymeric gel may hesitate

Hong, Wei

112

Mechanical Equations on Bi-Para Conformal Geometry  

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This study is an extented analogue to conformal geometry of the paper given by [14]. Also, the geometric and physical results related to bi-para-conformal-dynamical systems are also presented.

Zeki Kasap; Mehmet Tekkoyun

2012-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

113

KINETICS OF PITTING CORROSION IN GELS.  

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An investigation has been carried out on stainless steel to determine the important parameters that related the changes in pH around pits to the current coming from the pits. Potentiodynamic measurements at 1 mV/s were made on Type 302 stainless steel in agar containing 1M NaCl and a wide range pH indicator. Many pits suddenly appeared at the pitting potential, as indicated by the red, low pH region around the pits. Simulations of the changes in pH were based on diffusion from a point current source. The results also were considered in terms of the effects of a minimum detectable thickness of pH change within the gel.

ISAACS, H.S.; ADZIC, G.

2000-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

114

Sol-gel coatings for optoelectronic devices  

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Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5} prepared by a sol-gel process in form of coatings and aerogels are new materials which present interesting properties: (a) The coatings present electrochromic properties and exhibit a blue coloration under Li{sup +} insertion with 100% reversible variation of the optical transmission in the visible and near infrared range between 80% and 200% and have a high chemical stability (tested up to 2,000 cycles). (b) They are semiconductor and present a photoelectric effect when illuminating in the UV region ({lambda} < 360 nm). These films are therefore very promising to be used in electrochromic devices, as electrodes for photoelectrochemical purpose and the development of nanocrystalline solar cell. (c) When prepared in aerogel form, the high BET surface area of the powders is a promising asset to use these new materials for catalytic purposes for air pollution control.

Avellaneda, C.O.; Macedo, M.A.; Florentino, A.O.; Aegerter, M.A. [Univ. of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica e Quimica

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

115

Hybrid slab-microchannel gel electrophoresis system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hybrid slab-microchannel gel electrophoresis system is described. The hybrid system permits the fabrication of isolated microchannels for biomolecule separations without imposing the constraint of a totally sealed system. The hybrid system is reusable and ultimately much simpler and less costly to manufacture than a closed channel plate system. The hybrid system incorporates a microslab portion of the separation medium above the microchannels, thus at least substantially reducing the possibility of non-uniform field distribution and breakdown due to uncontrollable leakage. A microslab of the sieving matrix is built into the system by using plastic spacer materials and is used to uniformly couple the top plate with the bottom microchannel plate. 4 figs.

Balch, J.W.; Carrano, A.V.; Davidson, J.C.; Koo, J.C.

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

116

A dosimetric study of small photon fields using polymer gel and Gafchromic EBT films  

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The use of small field sizes is increasingly becoming important in radiotherapy particularly since the introduction of stereotactic radiosurgery and intensity-modulated radiation therapy techniques. The reliable measurement of delivered dose from such fields with conventional dosimeters, such as ionization chambers, is a challenging task. In this work, methacrylic and ascorbic acid in gelatin initiated by copper polymer gel dosimeters are employed to measure dose in 3 dimensions. Field sizes of 5 × 5 mm{sup 2}, 10 × 10 mm{sup 2}, 20 × 20 mm{sup 2}, and 30 × 30 mm{sup 2} are investigated for a 6-MV x-rays. The results show an agreement with Gafchromic film, with some variation in measured doses near the edge of the fields, where the film data decrease more rapidly than the other methods. Dose penumbra widths obtained with gel dosimeters and Gafchormic film were generally in agreement with each other. The results of this work indicate that polymer gel dosimetry could be invaluable for the quantification of the 3-dimensional dose distribution in small field size.

Hassani, Hossein [Department of Medical Radiation Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nedaie, Hassan Ali, E-mail: Nedaieha@sina.tums.ac.ir [Cancer Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Zahmatkesh, Mohammad Hassan [Department of Medical Physics, Shahid Beheshti university of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shirani, Kaveh [Department of Medical Radiation Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Gels under stress: the origins of delayed collapse  

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Attractive colloidal particles can form a disordered elastic solid or gel when quenched into a two-phase region, if the volume fraction is sufficiently large. When the interactions are comparable to thermal energies the stress-bearing network within the gel restructures over time as individual particle bonds break and reform. Typically, under gravity such weak gels show a prolonged period of either no or very slow settling, followed by a sudden and rapid collapse - a phenomenon known as delayed collapse. The link between local bond breaking events and the macroscopic process of delayed collapse is not well understood. Here we summarize the main features of delayed collapse and discuss the microscopic processes which cause it. We present a plausible model which connects the kinetics of bond breaking to gel collapse and test the model by exploring the effect of an applied external force on the stability of a gel.

Lisa J. Teece; James M. Hart; Kerry Yen Ni Hsu; Stephen Gilligan; Malcolm A. Faers; Paul Bartlett

2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

118

Electric-magnetic duality implies (global) conformal invariance  

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We have examined quantum theories of electric magnetic duality invariant vector fields enjoying classical conformal invariance in 4-dimensional flat spacetime. We extend Dirac's argument about "the conditions for a quantum field theory to be relativistic" to "those for a quantum theory to be conformal". We realize that electric magnetic duality invariant vector theories together with classical conformal invariance defined in 4-$d$ flat spacetime are still conformally invariant theories when they are quantized in a way that electric magnetic duality is manifest.

Sung-Pil Moon; Sang-Jin Lee; Ji-Hye Lee; Jae-Hyuk Oh

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

119

Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) Declaration of Conformance...  

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Services Environmental Management System Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) Declaration of Conformance Joint Environmental Management System (EMS) Declaration of...

120

Initiating Business with INL  

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Initiating Business with INL The INL Small Business Program Office (SBPO) serves as the advocate and point of contact for businesses seeking contracting opportunities. We ask you...

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121

Energy Security Initiatives Update  

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

Presentation—given at the Spring 2009 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting—lists Federal government energy security initiatives.

122

2025 Power Marketing Initiative  

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Power Allocations Rates 2025 Power Marketing Initiative The Loveland Area Projects (LAP) Firm Electric Service (FES) contracts expire September 30, 2024. Western Area Power...

123

New solutions of initial conditions in general relativity  

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We find new classes of exact solutions of the initial momentum constraint for vacuum Einstein's equations. Considered data are either invariant under a continuous symmetry or they are assumed to have the exterior curvature tensor of a simple form. In general the mean curvature $H$ is non-constant and $g$ is not conformally flat. In the generic case with the symmetry we obtain general solution in an explicit form. In other cases solutions are given up to quadrature. We also find a class of explicit solutions without symmetries which generalizes data induced by the Kerr metric or other metrics related to the Ernst equation. The conformal method of Lichnerowicz, Choquet-Bruhat and York is used to prove solvability of the Hamiltonian constraint if $H$ vanishes. Existence of marginally outer trapped surfaces in initial manifold is discussed.

J. Tafel; M. Jó?wikowski

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

124

A conformance relation for model-based testing of PLC  

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A conformance relation for model-based testing of PLC Anais Guignard Jean-Marc Faure Ecole-marc.faure@lurpa.ens-cachan.fr) Abstract: This paper focuses on the execution of conformance testing of PLC with I/O scanning which of conformance test of real devices, like Pro- grammable Logic Controllers (PLC 1 ) that execute a con- trol code

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

125

Detection of protein conformation defects from fluorescence microscopy images  

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A diagnostic method for protein conformational diseases (PCD) from microscopy images is proposed when such conformational conflicts involve muscular intranuclear inclusions (INIs) indicative of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD), one variety of ... Keywords: Computer-aided diagnosis, Histogram, Microscopic images, Pattern classification, Protein conformational diseases, Texture analysis

Peifang Guo; Prabir Bhattacharya

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Initial data for black hole evolutions  

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We discuss the initial value problem of general relativity in its recently unified Lagrangian and Hamiltonian pictures and present a multi-domain pseudo-spectral collocation method to solve the resulting coupled nonlinear partial differential equations. Using this code, we explore several approaches to construct initial data sets containing one or two black holes: We compute quasi-circular orbits for spinning equal mass black holes and unequal mass (nonspinning) black holes using the effective potential method with Bowen-York extrinsic curvature. We compare initial data sets resulting from different decompositions, and from different choices of the conformal metric with each other. Furthermore, we use the quasi-equilibrium method to construct initial data for single black holes and for binary black holes in quasi-circular orbits. We investigate these binary black hole data sets and examine the limits of large mass-ratio and wide separation. Finally, we propose a new method for constructing spacetimes with superposed gravitational waves of possibly very large amplitude.

Harald P. Pfeiffer

2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

127

Initial data for Einstein's equations with superposed gravitational waves  

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A method is presented to construct initial data for Einstein's equations as a superposition of a gravitational wave perturbation on an arbitrary stationary background spacetime. The method combines the conformal thin sandwich formalism with linear gravitational waves, and allows detailed control over characteristics of the superposed gravitational wave like shape, location and propagation direction. It is furthermore fully covariant with respect to spatial coordinate changes and allows for very large amplitude of the gravitational wave.

Harald P. Pfeiffer; Lawrence E. Kidder; Mark A. Scheel; Deirdre Shoemaker

2005-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

128

Integrable Conformal Field Theory - A Case Study  

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Over the last decades, 2-dimensional conformal field theory has been developed into a powerful tool that has been applied to problems in diverse branches of physics and mathematics. Models are usually solved algebraically by exploiting certain infinite dimensional symmetries. But the presence of sufficient world-sheet symmetry is a rather exceptional feature, one that is e.g. not present for curved string backgrounds at generic points in moduli space. In this note I review some recent work which aims at computing spectra of conformal sigma models without spectrum generating symmetries. Our main results are illustrated at the example of complex projective superspace (C) P{sup N-1|N}. This note is based on several publications with C. Candu, T. Creutzig, V. Mitev, T. Quella and H. Saleur.

Schomerus, Volker [DESY Hamburg, Theory Group, Notkestrasse 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany)

2010-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

129

SunShot Initiative: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: High  

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130

Energy Security Initiatives Update  

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

Make Energy A Consideration in All We DoTM Make Energy A Consideration in All We DoTM ENERGY SECURITY INITIATIVES UPDATE Ms Karen White AFFEC On behalf of Mr Mike Aimone 1 Make Energy A Consideration in All We DoTM 2 Energy Security Initiatives AFCESA ETL 09-10 -- Aurora Electrical System Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Actions FUPWG-EEI CA Net Zero Energy Initiative (Vandenberg AFB, CA) Energy Security Tiger Team Visit (Ft Bliss, TX) National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Net Zero Pilot at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Naval Base Ventura County (San Nicolas Island) Smart Grid Initiatives: Maxwell AFB AL, Army BAAs (3 each); Naval Base Ventura County (San Nicholas Island) National Defense University sponsored Electric Grid War Game (Jul) Task Force on Grid Vulnerability (Gaps/Seams in S&T ) initiative (Joint

131

The conformal loop ensemble nesting field  

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The conformal loop ensemble CLE$_\\kappa$ with parameter $8/3 nesting field. We generalize this result by assigning i.i.d. weights to the loops, and we treat an alternate notion of convergence to the nesting field in the case where the weight distribution has mean zero. We also establish estimates for moments of the number of CLE loops surrounding two given points.

Jason Miller; Samuel S. Watson; David B. Wilson

2014-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

132

Covariant 2+2 formulation of the initial-value problem in general relativity  

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A covariant 2 + 2 formalism is developed in which space-time is decomposed into a family of spacelike two-surfaces and their orthogonal timelike two-surface elements. The resulting 2 + 2 breakup of the Einstein vacuum field equations is then used to investigate covariant formulations of spacelike, characteristic, and mixed initial-value problems. In each case the so-called conformal two-structure (essentially the conformal metric of a family of spacelike two-surfaces) is identified as the freely specifiable initial data. The formalism makes clear the geometrical significance of both the initial data and the various choices of gauge variables. A Lagrangian formulation is included which supports the role of the conformal two-structure as dynamical variables of the pure gravitational field.

R. A. d'Inverno and J. Smallwood

1980-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

133

National Nanotechnology Initiative  

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National National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Materials Sciences & Engineering (MSE) Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences (CSGB) Accelerator and Detector Research Research Conduct Policies DOE Energy Innovation Hubs Energy Frontier Research Centers National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Nanomaterials ES&H Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding Opportunities Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) News & Resources Contact Information Basic Energy Sciences U.S. Department of Energy SC-22/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3081 F: (301) 903-6594 E: sc.bes@science.doe.gov More Information » Research National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)

134

Fracture of a biopolymer gel as a viscoplastic disentanglement process  

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We present an extensive experimental study of mode-I, steady, slow crack dynamics in gelatin gels. Taking advantage of the sensitivity of the elastic stiffness to gel composition and history we confirm and extend the model for fracture of physical hydrogels which we proposed in a previous paper (Nature Materials, doi:10.1038/nmat1666 (2006)), which attributes decohesion to the viscoplastic pull-out of the network-constituting chains. So, we propose that, in contrast with chemically cross-linked ones, reversible gels fracture without chain scission.

Tristan Baumberger; Christiane Caroli; David Martina

2006-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

135

Nuclear Workforce Initiative - SRSCRO  

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nuclear Nuclear Workforce Initiative The United States stands on the brink of a nuclear renaissance - a resurging confidence in the power of the clean, safe atom to finally conquer...

136

Strategic Initiatives Work Group  

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

The Work Group, comprised of members representing DOE, contractor and worker representatives, provides a forum for information sharing; data collection and analysis; as well as, identifying best practices and initiatives to enhance safety performance and safety culture across the Complex.

137

SunShot Initiative: SunShot Initiative Fellowships  

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About About Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to SunShot Initiative: SunShot Initiative Fellowships to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: SunShot Initiative Fellowships on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: SunShot Initiative Fellowships on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: SunShot Initiative Fellowships on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: SunShot Initiative Fellowships on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: SunShot Initiative Fellowships on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: SunShot Initiative Fellowships on AddThis.com... Accomplishments Visiting the SunShot Office Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Contacts SunShot Initiative Fellowships SunShot fellowships provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, and researchers to lead and improve projects to meet the goals of the SunShot

138

Wall Adhesion and Constitutive Modelling of Strong Colloidal Gels  

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Wall adhesion effects during batch sedimentation of strongly flocculated colloidal gels are commonly assumed to be negligible. In this study in-situ measurements of colloidal gel rheology and solids volume fraction distribution suggest the contrary, where significant wall adhesion effects are observed in a 110mm diameter settling column. We develop and validate a mathematical model for the equilibrium stress state in the presence of wall adhesion under both viscoplastic and viscoelastic constitutive models. These formulations highlight fundamental issues regarding the constitutive modeling of colloidal gels, specifically the relative utility and validity of viscoplastic and viscoelastic rheological models under arbitrary tensorial loadings. The developed model is validated against experimental data, which points toward a novel method to estimate the shear and compressive yield strength of strongly flocculated colloidal gels from a series of equilibrium solids volume fraction profiles over various column widths.

Daniel R. Lester; Richard Buscall; Anthony D. Stickland; Peter J. Scales

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

139

Aerogels and Sol–Gel Composites as Nanostructured Energetic Materials  

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In the last 10 years there have been a significant number of investigations of the application of aerogels and sol–gel-derived materials and methods to the field of energetic materials (e.g., explosives, prope...

Alexander E. Gash; Randall L. Simpson; Joe H. Satcher Jr

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Collagen scaffolds and injectable biopolymer gels for cardiac tissue engineering  

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Three-dimensional biomaterial scaffolds have begun to shown promise for cell delivery for cardiac tissue engineering. Although various polymers and material forms have been explored, there is a need for: injectable gels ...

Ng, Karen Kailin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Nuclear Waste Storage in Gel-Derived Materials  

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For long life nuclear wastes (essentially actinides) research is in progress ... a process to prepare silica glass embedding the nuclear waste. Porous silica (gel) is used as a host matrix for nuclear waste. Neod...

T. Woignier; J. Reynes; J. Phalippou…

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Dna electrophoresis in photopolymerized polyacrylamide gels on a microfluidic device  

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DNA gel electrophoresis is a critical analytical step in a wide spectrum of genomic analysis assays. Great efforts have been directed to the development of miniaturized microfluidic systems (“lab-on-a-chip” systems) to perform low-cost, high...

Lo, Chih-Cheng

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

143

Multivalent Manganese Hydrazide Gels for Kubas-Type Hydrogen Storage  

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Manganese(II) hydrazide gels designed for Kubas-type hydrogen storage were synthesized from the reaction between bis(trimethylsilylmethyl) manganese and anhydrous hydrazine. The synthetic materials were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, nitrogen ...

Tuan K. A. Hoang; Leah Morris; Jeremy M. Rawson; Michel L. Trudeau; David M. Antonelli

2012-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

144

Holography and Infrared Conformality in Two Dimensions  

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This is a very brief review of some results from hep-th/0112154 and hep-th/0209191. In holographic renormalization, we studied the RG flow of a 2d N=(4,4) CFT perturbed by a relevant operator, flowing to a conformal fixed point in the IR. Here, the supergravity dual is displayed, and the computation of correlators is discussed. The sample stress-energy correlator given here provides an opportunity to explicitly compare Zamolodchikov's C-function to the proposal for a "holographic C-function".

Marcus Berg

2002-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

145

Conformal Universality in Normal Matrix Ensembles  

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A remarkable property of Hermitian ensembles is their universal behavior, that is, once properly rescaled the eigenvalue statistics does not depend on particularities of the ensemble. Recently, normal matrix ensembles have attracted increasing attention, however, questions on universality for these ensembles still remain under debate. We analyze the universality properties of random normal ensembles. We show that the concept of universality used for Hermitian ensembles cannot be directly extrapolated to normal ensembles. Moreover, we show that the eigenvalue statistics of random normal matrices with radially symmetric potential can be made universal under a conformal transformation.

Alexei M. Veneziani; Tiago Pereira; Domingos H. U. Marchetti

2009-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

146

DEFECT ASSESSMENT USING CONFORMABLE ARRAY DATA  

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This report covers the design and fabrication of a conformable eddy current array useful for the mapping and measurement of external corrosion on a transmission pipeline. The feasibility of the basic measuring approach was demonstrated and the general guidelines for sensor design were disclosed in a previous project. This project was concerned with design of a practical array, development of interface electronics, and design of the operation and analysis software. A prototype system was constructed, checked out, and demonstrated on natural corrosion in a field environment.

Alfred E. Crouch; Todd H. Goyen

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Conformal refinement of unstructured quadrilateral meshes  

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We present a multilevel adaptive refinement technique for unstructured quadrilateral meshes in which the mesh is kept conformal at all times. This means that the refined mesh, like the original, is formed of only quadrilateral elements that intersect strictly along edges or at vertices, i.e., vertices of one quadrilateral element do not lie in an edge of another quadrilateral. Elements are refined using templates based on 1:3 refinement of edges. We demonstrate that by careful design of the refinement and coarsening strategy, we can maintain high quality elements in the refined mesh. We demonstrate the method on a number of examples with dynamically changing refinement regions.

Garmella, Rao [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Streamer branching rationalized by conformal mapping techniques  

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Spontaneous branching of discharge channels is frequently observed, but not well understood. We recently proposed a new branching mechanism based on simulations of a simple continuous discharge model in high fields. We here present analytical results for such streamers in the Lozansky-Firsov limit where they can be modeled as moving equipotential ionization fronts. This model can be analyzed by conformal mapping techniques which allow the reduction of the dynamical problem to finite sets of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Our solutions illustrate that branching is generic for the intricate head dynamics of streamers in the Lozansky-Firsov limit.

Bernard Meulenbroek, Andrea Rocco, and Ute Ebert

2004-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

149

Formation and Rupture of Ca$^{2+}$ Induced Pectin Biopolymer Gels  

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When calcium salts are added to an aqueous solution of polysaccharide pectin, ionic cross-links form between pectin chains, giving rise to a gel network in dilute solution. In this work, dynamic light scattering (DLS) is employed to study the microscopic dynamics of the fractal aggregates (flocs) that constitute the gels, while rheological measurements are performed to study the process of gel rupture. As calcium salt concentration is increased, DLS experiments reveal that the polydispersities of the flocs increase simultaneously with the characteristic relaxation times of the gel network. Above a critical salt concentration, the flocs become interlinked to form a reaction-limited fractal gel network. Rheological studies demonstrate that the limits of the linear rheological response and the critical stresses required to rupture these networks both decrease with increase in salt concentration. These features indicate that the ion-mediated pectin gels studied here lie in a `strong link' regime that is characterised by inter-floc links that are stronger than intra-floc links. A scaling analysis of the experimental data presented here demonstrates that the elasticities of the individual fractal flocs exhibit power-law dependences on the added salt concentration. We conclude that when pectin and salt concentrations are both increased, the number of fractal flocs of pectin increases simultaneously with the density of crosslinks, giving rise to very large values of the bulk elastic modulus.

Rajib Basak; Ranjini Bandyopadhyay

2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

150

Development of Sol–Gel Icephobic Coatings: Effect of Surface Roughness and Surface Energy  

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Development of Sol–Gel Icephobic Coatings: Effect of Surface Roughness and Surface Energy ... ‡ Energy

Qitao Fu; Xinghua Wu; Divya Kumar; Jeffrey W. C. Ho; Pushkar D. Kanhere; Narasimalu Srikanth; Erjia Liu; Peter Wilson; Zhong Chen

2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

151

SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative  

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SunShot Photovoltaic SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Research & Development Competitive Awards Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment

152

Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative  

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

Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0000356 Applicant (Legal Name) University of Utah Technology Commercialization Office Location: Salt Lake City, UT Project Title Energy Innovation Commercialization Center Proposed Action or Project Description The project proposes to create an Energy Innovation Commercialization Center at the University of Utah. The scope of work for this project is in two phases: tasks necessary to create the Center and actual commercialization and outreach to other institutions. Specific activities for Phase I for the Center startup include 1) negotiating contract, prepare correspondence, establishing website, meetings, scheduling activities, developing metrics, and designing and creating a database. Phase 2 activities for Center

153

The President's Manufacturing Initiative  

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The President's The President's Manufacturing Initiative Manufacturing Initiative Roadmap Workshop on Roadmap Workshop on Manufacturing R&D for Manufacturing R&D for the Hydrogen Economy the Hydrogen Economy Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. July 13, 2005 July 13, 2005 Dale Hall Dale Hall Acting Chair, Interagency Working Group on Acting Chair, Interagency Working Group on Manufacturing Research and Development Manufacturing Research and Development National Science and Technology Council National Science and Technology Council and and Director, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory Director, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce

154

RCRA facility stabilization initiative  

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The RCRA Facility Stabilization Initiative was developed as a means of implementing the Corrective Action Program`s management goals recommended by the RIS for stabilizing actual or imminent releases from solid waste management units that threaten human health and the environment. The overall goal of stabilization is to, as situations warrant, control or abate threats to human health and/or the environment from releases at RCRA facilities, and/or to prevent or minimize the further spread of contamination while long-term remedies are pursued. The Stabilization initiative is a management philosophy and should not be confused with stabilization technologies.

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1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Clean Coal Power Initiative  

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This report is the fifth quarterly Technical Progress Report submitted by NeuCo, Incorporated, under Award Identification Number, DE-FC26-04NT41768. This award is part of the Clean Coal Power Initiative (''CCPI''), the ten-year, $2B initiative to demonstrate new clean coal technologies in the field. This report is one of the required reports listed in Attachment B Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist, part of the Cooperative Agreement. The report covers the award period January 1, 2006 - March 31, 2006 and NeuCo's efforts within design, development, and deployment of on-line optimization systems during that period.

Doug Bartlett; Rob James; John McDermott; Neel Parikh; Sanjay Patnaik; Camilla Podowski

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

156

Conformal cosmological model and SNe Ia data  

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Now there is a huge scientific activity in astrophysical studies and cosmological ones in particular. Cosmology transforms from a pure theoretical branch of science into an observational one. All the cosmological models have to pass observational tests. The supernovae type Ia (SNe Ia) test is among the most important ones. If one applies the test to determine parameters of the standard Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological model one can conclude that observations lead to the discovery of the dominance of the {Lambda} term and as a result to an acceleration of the Universe. However, there are big mysteries connected with an origin and an essence of dark matter (DM) and the {Lambda} term or dark energy (DE). Alternative theories of gravitation are treated as a possible solution of DM and DE puzzles. The conformal cosmological approach is one of possible alternatives to the standard {Lambda}CDM model. As it was noted several years ago, in the framework of the conformal cosmological approach an introduction of a rigid matter can explain observational data without {Lambda} term (or dark energy). We confirm the claim with much larger set of observational data.

Zakharov, A. F., E-mail: zakharov@itep.ru [National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Pervushin, V. N. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Bogoliubov Laboratory for Theoretical Physics (Russian Federation)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Drawing conformal diagrams for a fractal landscape  

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Generic models of cosmological inflation and the recently proposed scenarios of a recycling universe and the string theory landscape predict spacetimes whose global geometry is a stochastic, self-similar fractal. To visualize the complicated causal structure of such a universe, one usually draws a conformal (Carter-Penrose) diagram. I develop a new method for drawing conformal diagrams, applicable to arbitrary 1+1-dimensional spacetimes. This method is based on a qualitative analysis of intersecting lightrays and thus avoids the need for explicit transformations of the spacetime metric. To demonstrate the power and simplicity of this method, I present derivations of diagrams for spacetimes of varying complication. I then apply the lightray method to three different models of an eternally inflating universe (scalar-field inflation, recycling universe, and string theory landscape) involving the nucleation of nested asymptotically flat, de Sitter and/or anti-de Sitter bubbles. I show that the resulting diagrams contain a characteristic fractal arrangement of lines.

Sergei Winitzki

2005-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Tetrazole acetic acid: Tautomers, conformers, and isomerization  

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Monomers of (tetrazol-5-yl)-acetic acid (TAA) were obtained by sublimation of the crystalline compound and the resulting vapors were isolated in cryogenic nitrogen matrices at 13 K. The conformational and tautomeric composition of TAA in the matrix was characterized by infrared spectroscopy and vibrational calculations carried out at the B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level. TAA may adopt two tautomeric modifications, 1H- and 2H-, depending on the position of the annular hydrogen atom. Two-dimensional potential energy surfaces (PESs) of TAA were theoretically calculated at the MP2/6-311++G(d,p) level, for each tautomer. Four and six symmetry-unique minima were located on these PESs, for 1H- and 2H-TAA, respectively. The energetics of the detected minima was subsequently refined by calculations at the QCISD level. Two 1H- and three 2H-conformers fall within the 0–8 kJ mol{sup ?1} energy range and should be appreciably populated at the sublimation temperature (?330 K). Observation of only one conformer for each tautomer (1ccc and 2pcc) is explained in terms of calculated barriers to conformational rearrangements. All conformers with the cis O=COH moiety are separated by low barriers (less than 10 kJ mol{sup ?1}) and collapse to the most stable 1ccc (1H-) and 2pcc (2H-) forms during deposition of the matrix. On the trans O=COH surfaces, the relative energies are very high (between 12 and 27 kJ mol{sup ?1}). The trans forms are not thermally populated at the sublimation conditions and were not detected in matrices. One high-energy form in each tautomer, 1cct (1H-) and 2pct (2H-), was found to differ from the most stable form only by rotation of the OH group and separated from other forms by high barriers. This opened a perspective for their stabilization in a matrix. 1cct and 2pct were generated in the matrices selectively by means of narrow-band near-infrared (NIR) irradiations of the samples at 6920 and 6937 cm{sup ?1}, where the first OH stretching overtone vibrations of 1ccc and 2pcc occur. The reverse transformations could be induced by irradiations at 7010 and 7030 cm{sup ?1}, transforming 1cct and 2pct back to 1ccc and 2pcc, also selectively. Besides the NIR-induced transformations, the photogenerated 1cct and 2pct forms also decay in N{sub 2} matrices back to 1ccc and 2pcc spontaneously, with characteristic decay times of hours (1H) and tens of minutes (2H). The decay mechanism is rationalized in terms of the proton tunneling. In crystals, TAA exists exclusively as 1H-tautomer. By contrast, the tautomeric composition of the matrix-isolated monomers was found to consist of both 1H- and 2H-tautomers, in comparable amounts. A mechanistic discussion of the tautomerization process occurring during sublimation, accounting also for the observed minor decomposition of TAA leading to CO{sub 2} and 5-methyl-tetrazole, is proposed.

Araujo-Andrade, C. [Unidad Académica de Física de la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Zacatecas (Mexico) [Unidad Académica de Física de la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Zacatecas (Mexico); Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra (Portugal); Reva, I., E-mail: reva@qui.uc.pt; Fausto, R. [Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra (Portugal)] [Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra (Portugal)

2014-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulk viscosity and the conformal anomaly in the pion gas  

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We calculate the bulk viscosity of the massive pion gas within Unitarized Chiral Perturbation Theory. We obtain a low temperature peak arising from explicit conformal breaking due to the pion mass and another peak near the critical temperature, dominated by the conformal anomaly through gluon condensate terms. The correlation between bulk viscosity and conformal breaking supports a recent QCD proposal. We discuss the role of resonances, heavier states and large-$N_c$ counting.

D. Fernandez-Fraile; A. Gomez Nicola

2008-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Arbitrary spin conformal fields in (A)dS  

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Totally symmetric arbitrary spin conformal fields in (A)dS space of even dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Ordinary-derivative and gauge invariant Lagrangian formulation for such fields is obtained. Gauge symmetries are realized by using auxiliary fields and Stueckelberg fields. We demonstrate that Lagrangian of conformal field is decomposed into a sum of gauge invariant Lagrangians for massless, partial-massless, and massive fields. We obtain a mass spectrum of the partial-massless and massive fields and confirm the conjecture about the mass spectrum made in the earlier literature. In contrast to conformal fields in flat space, the kinetic terms of conformal fields in (A)dS space turn out to be diagonal with respect to fields entering the Lagrangian. Explicit form of conformal transformation which maps conformal field in flat space to conformal field in (A)dS space is obtained. Covariant Lorentz-like and de-Donder like gauge conditions leading to simple gauge-fixed Lagrangian of conformal fields are proposed. Using such gauge-fixed Lagrangian, which is invariant under global BRST transformations, we explain how the partition function of conformal field is obtained in the framework of our approach.

R. R. Metsaev

2014-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhibitor-induced Conformational Shifts and Ligand Exchange Dynamics...  

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been used to observe the ligand-induced conformational shift of inactive HIV-1 PR at cryogenic temperature. However, the methodology is often criticized for lack of physiological...

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MAJOR CONFORMED CONTRACTS LINKS Site/Project Contract Link Idaho  

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MAJOR CONFORMED CONTRACTS LINKS SiteProject Contract Link Idaho Idaho Cleanup Project http:www.id.doe.govdoeidICPContractICPContract.htm Advance Mixed Waste Treatment http:...

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Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative  

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U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Program or Field Office: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0000356 Applicant (Legal Name) Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Location: Cambridge, MA Project Title TechBridge Energy Innovation Acceleration Program

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INITIATIVES and CAMPAIGN LAUNCH  

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to develop a culture of safety for all our community members · To achieve this, York U has been working1 SAFETY INITIATIVES and CAMPAIGN LAUNCH COMMUNITY SAFETY COUNCIL COMMUNITY UPDATE 30 January 2013 the person per thousand compared to Toronto #12;4 University's Safety Plan · In June 2010, the Metropolitan

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Sustainability Initiative Executive Summary  

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UW­Madison Sustainability Initiative Executive Summary October 2010 #12;2 We are pleased to present the final report of the campus Sustainability Task Force. This report fulfills the charge we gave to sustainability for consideration by UW­Madison's leadership and campus community. There are many reasons why

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Asymptotic properties of the development of conformally flat data near spatial infinity  

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Certain aspects of the behaviour of the gravitational field near null and spatial infinity for the developments of asymptotically Euclidean, conformally flat initial data sets are analysed. Ideas and results from two different approaches are combined: on the one hand the null infinity formalism related to the asymptotic characteristic initial value problem and on the other the regular Cauchy initial value problem at spatial infinity which uses Friedrich's representation of spatial infinity as a cylinder. The decay of the Weyl tensor for the developments of the class of initial data under consideration is analysed under some existence and regularity assumptions for the asymptotic expansions obtained using the cylinder at spatial infinity. Conditions on the initial data to obtain developments satisfying the Peeling Behaviour are identified. Further, the decay of the asymptotic shear on null infinity is also examined as one approaches spatial infinity. This decay is related to the possibility of selecting the Poincar\\'e group out of the BMS group in a canonical fashion. It is found that for the class of initial data under consideration, if the development peels, then the asymptotic shear goes to zero at spatial infinity. Expansions of the Bondi mass are also examined. Finally, the Newman-Penrose constants of the spacetime are written in terms of initial data quantities and it is shown that the constants defined at future null infinity are equal to those at past null infinity.

J. A. Valiente Kroon

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure Transition in PSS/Lysozyme Complexes: A Chain-Conformation-Driven Process, as Directly Seen by Small Angle Neutron Scattering  

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Measurements of chain conformation in proteins/polyelectrolytes complexes (lysozyme and PSSNa) show that the crossover observed between an open structure -a chain network crosslinked by the proteins, and a globular one - dense globules of ~ 10 nm aggregated in a fractal way, results from a conformation modification prior to the transition. Before showing this, we have widened the parameters range for the observation of the transition. We had shown before that the two structures can be formed depending on chain length (for a given [PSS]/[lysozyme] ratio): gel for large chains, globules for short chains. We show here that the crossover between these two regimes can also be reached as a function of chains concentration or salinity of the buffer. Since all these crossover parameters act on chains overlapping concentration c*, we reinforce the idea of a transition from the dilute to the semi-dilute regime, but c* is shifted compared to pure PSS solutions. In order to understand this, we have measured by SANS the conformation of a single chain of PSS in presence of proteins within the complexes. This is achieved by a specific labeling trick where we take advantage of the fact that lysozyme and hydrogenated PSS chains have the same neutron scattering length density. In the gel structure, the PSS chains keep a wormlike structure as in pure solutions, but their persistence length is strongly reduced, from 50 {\\AA} without proteins to 20 {\\AA} in average with lysozyme. With this value of 20 {\\AA}, we calculate new overlapping thresholds (concentration, mass, ionic strength) in agreement with observed ones. In a second stage, after the globular structure is formed, the PSS chains get a third conformation, no longer wormlike, but more collapsed, within the globules.

Jérémie Gummel; Fabrice Cousin; François Boué

2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sol–gel processing of energetic materials  

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Traditional manufacturing of energetic materials involves processing of granular solids. One application is the production of detonators where powders of energetic material and a binder are typically mixed and compacted at high pressure to make pellets. Performance properties are strongly dependent on particle size distribution, surface area of its constituents, homogeneity of the mix, and void volume. The goal is to produce detonators with fast energy release rate that are insensitive to unintended initiation. Preparation of detonators from xerogel molding powders and aerogels, and comparison with materials produced by state-of-the-art technology are described.

T.M Tillotson; L.W Hrubesh; R.L Simpson; R.S Lee; R.W Swansiger; L.R Simpson

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the conformational energy landscape of proteins  

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Proteins possess a complex energy landscape with a large number of local minima called conformational substates that are arranged in a hierarchical fashion. Here we discuss experiments aimed at the elucidation of the energy landscape in carbonmonoxy myoglobin (MbCO). In the highest tier of the hierarchy, a few taxonomic substates exist. Because of their small number, these substates are accessible to detailed structural investigations. Spectroscopic experiments are discussed that elucidate the role of protonations of amino acid side chains in creating the substates. The lower tiers of the hierarchy contain a large number of statistical substates. Substate interconversions are observed in the entire temperature range from below 1 K up to the denaturation temperature, indicating a wide spectrum of energy barriers that separate the substates.

Nienhaus, G.U. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States); [Universitaet Ulm (Germany); Mueller, J.D.; McMahon, B.H. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)] [and others

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformal coating of highly structured surfaces  

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Method of applying a conformal coating to a highly structured substrate and devices made by the disclosed methods are disclosed. An example method includes the deposition of a substantially contiguous layer of a material upon a highly structured surface within a deposition process chamber. The highly structured surface may be associated with a substrate or another layer deposited on a substrate. The method includes depositing a material having an amorphous structure on the highly structured surface at a deposition pressure of equal to or less than about 3 mTorr. The method may also include removing a portion of the amorphous material deposited on selected surfaces and depositing additional amorphous material on the highly structured surface.

Ginley, David S.; Perkins, John; Berry, Joseph; Gennett, Thomas

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Diversity Initiatives | Careers | ORNL  

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View Open Positions View Open Positions View Open Positions Create A Profile Internal applicants please apply here View or update your current application or profile. External applicants Internal applicants Internet Explorer Browser preferred for ORNL applicants. Chrome is not currently supported. For more information about browser compatibility please refer to the FAQs. If you have difficulty using the online application system or need an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov or phone 1-866-963-9545 Careers Home | ORNL | Careers | Diversity | Diversity Initiatives SHARE Diversity Initiatives Diversity Events and Observances An important part of diversity is providing activities that promote cultural understanding and awareness. There are a broad array of events on

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DOE Exascale Initiative  

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DOE Exascale Initiative Dimitri Kusnezov, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, US DOE Steve Binkley, Senior Advisor, Office of Science, US DOE Bill Harrod, Office of Science/ASCR Bob Meisner, Defense Programs/ASC Briefing to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, September 13, 2013 The Department of Energy is planning for a major computer and computational science initiative anchored in our mission challenges. We use the term 'exascale' to capture the successful transition to the next era of computing in the 2020 timeframe. Change is coming in many ways, not just technology. For instance: World we were in World we are going to Processing/ Processing expensive/ Processing free/ Memory: memory free memory expensive Ecosystem US micro-electronics Globalization of supply chain

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Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative  

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Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0000356 Applicant (Legal Name) The Regents of the University of California, UC San Diego Location: La Jolla, CA Project Title Regional Energy Innovation and Commercialization Proposed Action or Project Description The University of California San Diego and San Diego State University are partnering to address deficiencies in the process for translation of research discoveries to the private sector in the clean energy space in the greater San Diego region and accelerate the movement of clean energy innovation from the university laboratory into the marketplace. The Phase I objective for launching the Regional Energy Innovation Challenge includes tasks such as: 1) project management and planning (organizing advisory

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President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative  

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Hydrogen Fuel Initiative Hydrogen Fuel Initiative Workshop on Manufacturing R&D for the Hydrogen Economy Washington, DC July 13, 2005 JoAnn Milliken DOE Hydrogen Program Planning U.S. Energy Dependence is Driven By Transportation * The U.S. imports 55% of its oil; expected to grow to 68% by 2025 under the status quo. * Transportation accounts for 2/3 of the 20 million barrels of oil our nation uses each day. * Gasoline hybrid electric vehicles will help in the near -mid term; a replacement for petroleum is needed for the long-term. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025 Million barrels per day Marine Rail Actual Projection Cars Air Light Trucks Heavy Vehicles U.S. Production Off-Road Projection Hydrogen Provides a Solution Producing hydrogen from domestic resources, including renewable, nuclear, and coal

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Asset Revitalization Initiative ARI  

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Asset Revitalization Initiative Asset Revitalization Initiative ( ARI ) Mission * Community * Reuse ARI is a DOE-wide effort to advance the beneficial reuse of the agency's unique and diverse mix of assets, including land, facilities, infrastructure, equipment, technologies, natural resources, and highly skilled workforce. ARI promotes an efficient business environment to encourage collaboration between public and private resources. ARI integrates DOE missions with community interests. ARI is... Our Vision By 2020: Operations are conducted in a sustainable manner; facilities and transit are powered by clean energy. Site infrastructure is modern, adaptable, and efficient. Public-private partnerships thrive and are creating new jobs while helping meet future workforce needs. Local communities are connected to the site, and site activities

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ARI Asset Revitalization Initiative  

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( ( ARI ) Asset Revitalization Initiative Mission * Community * Reuse Highlights continue on Page 2 The Business Incubator Center Wins the NBIA Dinah Atkins Incubator of the Year Award april �, ���� - One of 7,000 incubators in the world and located on the Department of Energy's Grand Junction campus, The Business Incubator Center won the National Business Incubator Association Dinah Atkins Incubator of the Year award in the General and Special Focus category. For

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Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative  

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U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Program or Field Office: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0000356 Applicant (Legal Name) University of Central Florida Location: Orlando, FL Project Title MegaWatt Ventures Proposed Action or Project Description The University of Central Florida is dedicated to creating innovative programs that accelerate the

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MPhil initiatives summary  

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) Sustainable development for large infrastructure projects (50% input from CU, 50% from MIT) Planning for sustainable development (MIT course tailored for CU) Sustainable energy (MIT course tailored for CU) Design for developing countries (MIT course tailored... CMI Summary of MPhil Initiatives M.Phil in BioScience Enterprise (launched October 2002). Aimed at bio-entrepreneurs, this programme offers teaching on the latest advances in biomedical science, business management, and ethical, legal...

2009-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of the initial and conditional probabilities for dry-day sequences in Texas  

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improves with increasing threshold. I rom this ir formation a romngram was constructed for th& purpose of graph Lcaily estimating the conditional probability given a value of the initial probability (for. any day t). Original. regression equations were... modified such that the modified regression lir ca conformed to theoretically correct con liticns and parsed through point (1, 1) of t' he. nomogram. The nocitivc r . latior el, ip is maintained bctwccn t!. e initial aud conc!itionai probabilities...

Fresh, Herman Elwood

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fully pseudospectral solution of the conformally invariant wave equation near the cylinder at spacelike infinity  

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We study the scalar, conformally invariant wave equation on a four-dimensional Minkowski background in spherical symmetry, using a fully pseudospectral numerical scheme. Thereby, our main interest is in a suitable treatment of spatial infinity, which is represented as a cylinder. We consider both Cauchy problems, where we evolve data from a Cauchy surface to future null infinity, as well as characteristic initial value problems with data at past null infinity, and demonstrate that highly accurate numerical solutions can be obtained for a small number of grid points.

Jörg Frauendiener; Jörg Hennig

2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Relating protein conformational changes to packing efficiency and disorder  

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Relating protein conformational changes to packing efficiency and disorder Nitin Bhardwaj1 and Mark are most likely to change packing. Finally, by relating protein disorder to motions, we show 2009 proteinscience.org Abstract: Changes in protein conformation play key roles in facilitating

Gerstein, Mark

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COMBINATION OF BRAIN CONFORMAL MAPPING AND LANDMARKS: A VARIATIONAL APPROACH  

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COMBINATION OF BRAIN CONFORMAL MAPPING AND LANDMARKS: A VARIATIONAL APPROACH Yalin Wang Mathematics brain data, data from multiple subjects are typically mapped into a canonical space. One method to do be mapped conformally to a sphere. Since the cortical surface of the brain is a genus zero surface, con

Wang, Yalin

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The nested simple conformal loop ensembles in the Riemann sphere  

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Simple conformal loop ensembles (CLE) are a class of random collection of simple non-intersecting loops that are of particular interest in the study of conformally invariant systems. Among other things related to these CLEs, we prove the invariance in distribution of their nested "full-plane" versions under the inversion $z \\mapsto 1/z$.

Antti Kemppainen; Wendelin Werner

2014-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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All-solid-state proton battery using gel polymer electrolyte  

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A proton conducting gel polymer electrolyte system; PMMA+NH{sub 4}SCN+EC/PC, has been prepared. The highest ionic conductivity obtained from the system is 2.5 × 10?4 S cm{sup ?1}. The optimized composition of the gel electrolyte has been used to fabricate a proton battery with Zn/ZnSO{sub 4}?7H{sub 2}O anode and MnO{sub 2} cathode. The open circuit voltage of the battery is 1.4 V and the highest energy density is 5.7 W h kg?1 for low current drain.

Mishra, Kuldeep, E-mail: mishkuldeep@gmail.com [Department of Applied Science and Humanities, ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad-201009, India and Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida-201307 (India); Pundir, S. S.; Rai, D. K. [Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida-201307 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

185

Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Characterization of Surface Sol?Gel Processes  

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It was found that the thiol groups in the open porous MTS aerogel matrix were accessible to the gold nanoparticles while thiol groups in the compact MTS xerogel network were not accessible to the gold nanoparticles. ... 1 The sol?gel process has been extensively studied,2 and sol?gel derived materials have shown a variety of applications in catalysis, sensors, coatings, optics, and specialty polymers. ... Teflon-coated platinum (Pt) wire (composition:? 90% Pt/10% Ir and 0.17-mm diameter) was purchased from Medwire Corp. (Mount Vernon, NY) and used for all electrochemical tests. ...

Xiaohong Chen; George S. Wilson

2004-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Through bulkhead initiator studies  

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This report describes recent work done to demonstrate feasibility of a fail-safe Through Bulkhead Initiator with minimum dimensions and suitable for use in cyclical thermal environments. Much of the ground work for a fail-safe TBI was previously done by A.C. Schwartz. This study is an expansion of Schwartz`s work to evaluate devices with bulkheads of 304 stainless steel and Inconel 718; explosive donors of PETN, BNCP, and a 0.005 inch thick steel flying plate donor traveling at 2.6 mm/{micro}s; and explosive acceptors of PETN and BNCP. Bulkhead thickness were evaluated in the range of 0.040 to 0.180 inch. The explosive acceptors initiated a small HMX pellet to drive a 0.005 inch thick steel flying plate, and VISAR histories of the HMX-driven flying plates were the measure of acceptable performance. A companion set of samples used a PMMA acceptor to measure the particle velocities at the bulkhead/PMMA interface with VISAR. These data were used to compute the input pressure to the acceptor explosives in an attempt to measure initiation threshold. Unfortunately, the range of bulkhead thicknesses tested did not give any failures, thus the threshold was not determined. It was found that either explosive or the flying plate would perform as a TBI in the bulkhead thickness range tested. The optimum TBI is about 0.060 inches thick, and steel bulkheads seem to be more structurally sound than those made of Inconel. That is, cross section views of the Inconel bulkheads showed it to be more prone to stress cracking than was the 304 stainless steel. Both PETN and BNCP showed good performance when tested at {minus}65 F following thermal cycling of {minus}65 F to +165 F. Analysis of the TBI function times showed that BNCP acceptor explosives were undergoing the classical deflagration to detonation process. The PETN acceptors were undergoing prompt detonation.

Begeal, D.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Explosive Subsystems and Materials Dept.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Green Initiatives and Contracting  

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GSA Is Now Training Contracting GSA Is Now Training Contracting Officers In Green Purchasing Green Purchasing for the Federal Acquisition Work Force * introduction to the federal green purchasing program * assists learners with identifying green products * discusses factors that shape federal green purchasing initiatives https://cae.gsa.gov 2 "There's some challenges here" "Environmental Aisle" in the GSA Advantage electronic-purchasing website for federal buyers to find green products Environmental Protection Agency provides regular updates on EPA- approved "environmentally preferable" products. 3 GSA Designations for Green Products * Building Construction * Traffic Control * Landscaping * Roadway Construction * Building Interior *

188

Feedback stabilization initiative  

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Much progress has been made in attaining high confinement regimes in magnetic confinement devices. These operating modes tend to be transient, however, due to the onset of MHD instabilities, and their stabilization is critical for improved performance at steady state. This report describes the Feedback Stabilization Initiative (FSI), a broad-based, multi-institutional effort to develop and implement methods for raising the achievable plasma betas through active MHD feedback stabilization. A key element in this proposed effort is the Feedback Stabilization Experiment (FSX), a medium-sized, national facility that would be specifically dedicated to demonstrating beta improvement in reactor relevant plasmas by using a variety of MHD feedback stabilization schemes.

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1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNLV Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative  

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Evaluation of the Crack growth rate (CGR) of Alloy 617 and Alloy 276 under constant K at ambient temperature has been completed. Creep deformation of Alloy 230 at different temperature range and load level has been completed and heat to heat variation has been noticed. Creep deformation study of Alloy 276 has been completed under an applied initial stress level of 10% of yield stress at 950ºC. The grain size evaluation of the tested creep specimens of Alloy 276 has been completed.

Hechanova, Anthony E.; Allen Johnson; Brendan O'Toole; Mohamed Trabia; Per Peterson

2012-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision flyer initiator  

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A precision flyer initiator forms a substantially spherical detonation wave in a high explosive (HE) pellet. An explosive driver, such as a detonating cord, a wire bridge circuit or a small explosive, is detonated. A flyer material is sandwiched between the explosive driver and an end of a barrel that contains an inner channel. A projectile or "flyer" is sheared from the flyer material by the force of the explosive driver and projected through the inner channel. The flyer than strikes the HE pellet, which is supported above a second end of the barrel by a spacer ring. A gap or shock decoupling material delays the shock wave in the barrel from predetonating the HE pellet before the flyer. A spherical detonation wave is formed in the HE pellet. Thus, a shock wave traveling through the barrel fails to reach the HE pellet before the flyer strikes the HE pellet. The precision flyer initiator can be used in mining devices, well-drilling devices and anti-tank devices.

Frank, Alan M. (Livermore, CA); Lee, Ronald S. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision flyer initiator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A precision flyer initiator forms a substantially spherical detonation wave in a high explosive (HE) pellet. An explosive driver, such as a detonating cord, a wire bridge circuit or a small explosive, is detonated. A flyer material is sandwiched between the explosive driver and an end of a barrel that contains an inner channel. A projectile or ``flyer`` is sheared from the flyer material by the force of the explosive driver and projected through the inner channel. The flyer than strikes the HE pellet, which is supported above a second end of the barrel by a spacer ring. A gap or shock decoupling material delays the shock wave in the barrel from predetonating the HE pellet before the flyer. A spherical detonation wave is formed in the HE pellet. Thus, a shock wave traveling through the barrel fails to reach the HE pellet before the flyer strikes the HE pellet. The precision flyer initiator can be used in mining devices, well-drilling devices and anti-tank devices. 10 figs.

Frank, A.M.; Lee, R.S.

1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to initial constraints in general relativity  

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We present a 2+1 decomposition of the momentum constraint in vacuum. In some cases, e.g. under the assumption of analyticity, this constraint can be solved by quadrature. Given a solution with the vanishing mean curvature $H$ the conformal method can be used to solve the Hamiltonian constraint. We show how to obtain in this way initial data with a marginally outer trapped surface. We also shortly discuss an alternative approach, in which the full system of constraints reduces to two real equations for two functions.

Tafel, Jacek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to initial constraints in general relativity  

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We present a 2+1 decomposition of the momentum constraint in vacuum. In some cases, e.g. under the assumption of analyticity, this constraint can be solved by quadrature. Given a solution with the vanishing mean curvature $H$ the conformal method can be used to solve the Hamiltonian constraint. We show how to obtain in this way initial data with a marginally outer trapped surface. We also shortly discuss an alternative approach, in which the full system of constraints reduces to two real equations for two functions.

Jacek Tafel

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Scattering Investigations on a Bimodal Polymer Gel  

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As these clusters are both large and chemically different from the surrounding polymer, they scatter strongly at small values of q, thereby giving rise to the feature described by the length ?2. ... For gels swollen in octane, the scattered light and the smallest angle neutron response are dominated by scattering from aggregates of polymd. ...

Anne-Marie Hecht; Ferenc Horkay; Erik Geissler

2001-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Tunable dynamics of microtubule-based active isotropic gels  

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...proteins and the availability of the chemical fuel. We characterize how enhanced transport...motors continuously deplete the chemical fuel leading to gel dynamics that monotonically...fluctuations and mixing in dilute suspensions of algae and bacteria. J. R. Soc. Interface...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process of forming a sol-gel/metal hydride composite  

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An external gelation process is described which produces granules of metal hydride particles contained within a sol-gel matrix. The resulting granules are dimensionally stable and are useful for applications such as hydrogen separation and hydrogen purification. An additional coating technique for strengthening the granules is also provided.

Congdon, James W. (Aiken, SC)

2009-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid friction in gel electrophoresis S. F. Burlatskya)  

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Solid friction in gel electrophoresis S. F. Burlatskya) and John M. Deutch Department of Chemistry 1995 We study the influence of solid frictional forces acting on polymer chains moving in a random environment. We show that the total reduction in the chain tension resulting from the small friction between

Deutch, John

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Confirmation of DNA/RNA synthesis, agarose gels  

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is water from Water purification, Barnsted brand. Use water which has conductivity more than 14 megohm the image of your gel by clicking the "acquire" button. A.12) Zoom, adjust light, focus & contrast, save and print out your image. Ladder 10 20 | Samples | bp bp

Das, Rhiju

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Sol–gel synthesis of sodium and lithium based materials  

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Sodium and lithium cobaltates are important materials for thermoelectric and ... the sol–gel synthesis of sodium- and lithium-based materials by using acetate precursors. The produced Na2/3CoO2, Li(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/...

Sandra Hildebrandt; Andreas Eva…

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Transport in Silica Gel Packed Beds: II. Experimental Study  

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Experiments have been performed to obtain the transient response of a thin adiabatic packed bed of silica gel after a step change in inlet air conditions, comparisons are made with predictions using a solid-side resistance model and a pseudo-gas-side controlled model and better agreement obtained with the former model.

Pesaran, A. A.; Mills, A. F.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Salt Waste Processing Initiatives  

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

Patricia Suggs Patricia Suggs Salt Processing Team Lead Assistant Manager for Waste Disposition Project Office of Environmental Management Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Initiatives 2 Overview * Current SRS Liquid Waste System status * Opportunity to accelerate salt processing - transformational technologies - Rotary Microfiltration (RMF) and Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) - Actinide Removal Process/Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (ARP/MCU) extension with next generation extractant - Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) performance enhancement - Saltstone enhancements * Life-cycle impacts and benefits 3 SRS Liquid Waste Total Volume >37 Million Gallons (Mgal) Total Curies 183 MCi (51% ) 175 MCi (49% ) >358 Million Curies (MCi) Sludge 34.3 Mgal (92% ) 3.0 Mgal (8%)

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NETL: Educational Initiatives - Events  

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Events Events Educational Initiatives Events Feb 6, 2010 2010 West Virginia High School Science Bowl Feb 20, 2010 2010 SW PA High School Science Bowl Feb 27, 2010 2010 SW PA Middle School Science Bowl March 3, 2010 2010 SW PA High School Science Bowl (Finals) 2010 SW PA Middle School Science Bowl (Finals) Feb 12, 2010 Charles Darwin's Birthday Lincoln's Birthday Feb 15, 2010 Galileo's Birthday Feb 15-21, 2010 National Engineers Week Feb 18, 2010 Washington's Birthday Feb 19, 2010 Presidents' Day Arrhenius' Birthday Feb 21, 2010 SWPA Science Bowl Competition-Preliminary Feb 25, 2010 SWPA Science Bowl Competition-Finals Mar 14, 2010 Pi Day Albert Einstein's Birthday Mar 1, 2010 Earth Day Poster Contest Announcement Apr 1, 2010 Submission Deadline for Earth Day Poster Apr 1, 2010

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Global Threat Reduction Initiative  

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Nonproliferation Nonproliferation U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 1 The Current Status of Gap and U.S.-Origin Nuclear Fuel Removals 2011 Jeff Galan, Deputy Project Manager U.S.-Origin Nuclear Remove Program National Nuclear Security Administration Global Threat Reduction Initiative Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 2 GTRI Mission and Goals GTRI is: A part of President Obama's comprehensive strategy to prevent nuclear terrorism; and The key organization responsible for implementing the U.S. HEU minimization policy. GTRI MISSION Reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological material located at civilian sites worldwide. DOE STRATEGIC GOAL 2.2 Prevent the acquisition of nuclear and radiological materials for use in weapons of mass destruction and other

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic conformation prediction Sample...  

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of local conformations 899 J. Biosci. 32(5), August 2007 Summary: conformational search space, respectively. The recently proposed fragment library based approaches first...

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Effect of Elongation of Alternating Sequences on Swelling Behavior and Large Deformation Properties of Natural Alginate Gels  

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The physical properties of alginate gels correlate with alginate composition. Blocks of guluronic acid (G) strongly contribute to gel formation. Recently, the role of alternating sequences in calcium?alginate gels has been elucidated. The present ...

Ivan Donati; Yrr A. Mørch; Berit L. Strand; Gudmund Skjåk-Bræk; Sergio Paoletti

2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Hawking Radiation by Kerr Black Holes and Conformal Symmetry  

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The exponential blueshift associated with the event horizon of a black hole makes conformal symmetry play a fundamental role in accounting for its thermal properties. Using a derivation based on two-point functions, we show that the full spectrum of thermal radiation of scalar particles by Kerr black holes can be explicitly derived on the basis of a conformal symmetry arising in the wave equation near the horizon. The simplicity of our approach emphasizes the depth of the connection between conformal symmetry and black hole radiance.

Agullo, Ivan; Parker, Leonard [Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 (United States); Navarro-Salas, Jose [Departamento de Fisica Teorica and IFIC, Centro Mixto Universidad de Valencia-CSIC. Facultad de Fisica, Universidad de Valencia, Burjassot-46100, Valencia (Spain); Olmo, Gonzalo J. [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

2010-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Ammoniated silica-alumina gel and catalyst containing the same and processes for producing same  

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This invention relates to hydrothermally treated silica-alumina cogels resulting in a reduction in the NH/sub 4/ content of the gel and the employment of such gels as cracking catalysts.

Alafandi, H.; Stamires, D.

1980-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Antioxidant-Essential Oil Gel as a Treatment for Gingivitis in Orthodontic Patients  

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment effect of an antioxidant-essential oil gel on orthodontic patients with generalized gingivitis. The gel contains the essential oils menthol and thymol, and the antioxidants ferulic acid...

Martin, Benjamin John

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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An Investigation on Gel Electrophoresis with Quantum Dots End-labeled DNA  

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Invented in the 1950s, gel electrophoresis has now become a routine analytical method to verify the size of nucleic acids and proteins in molecular biology labs. Conventional gel electrophoresis can successfully separate DNA fragments from several...

Chen, Xiaojia

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Degradation of Guar-Based Fracturing Gels: A Study of Oxidative and Enzymatic Breakers  

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Unbroken gel and residue from guar-based fracturing gels can be a cause for formation damage. The effectiveness of a fracturing treatment depends on better achieveing desired fracture geometry, proper proppant placement and after that, a good clean...

Sarwar, Muhammad Usman

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Aerogels and Monoliths: Control of Porosity and Nanoarchitecture via Sol–Gel routes  

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Carbon Aerogels and Monoliths: Control of Porosity and Nanoarchitecture via Sol–Gel routes ... The synthesis of carbon aerogels by sol–gel like processes, i.e., hard templating, phase demixing, hydrothermal carbonization techniques, as well as by ionothermal syntheses are reviewed. ... carbon aerogels; sol?gel chemistry of carbon; hydrothermal carbonization; salt templating ...

Markus Antonietti; Nina Fechler; Tim-Patrick Fellinger

2013-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleation of Ultrathin, Continuous, Conformal Metal Films Using...  

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Technology Marketing SummaryA research team at the University of Colorado at Boulder led by Steven George has developed a method to prepare a conformal thin film of platinum or...

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Experimental and Conformational Analyses of Interactions between Butenafine and Lipids  

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...analysis. Models of the neutral and charged molecular structures of butenafine were built using Hyperchem 5.0 software (Autodesk, Sausalito, Calif.). The method used for the theoretical conformational analysis of butenafine is based on a semiempirical...

Marie-Paule Mingeot-Leclercq; Xavier Gallet; Christel Flore; Françoise Van Bambeke; Jacques Peuvot; Robert Brasseur

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Space-times admitting a three-dimensional conformal group  

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Perfect fluid space-times admitting a three-dimensional Lie group of conformal motions containing a two-dimensional Abelian Lie subgroup of isometries are studied. Demanding that the conformal Killing vector be proper (i.e., not homothetic nor Killing), all such space-times are classified according to the structure of their corresponding three-dimensional conformal Lie group and the nature of their corresponding orbits (that are assumed to be non-null). Each metric is then explicitly displayed in coordinates adapted to the symmetry vectors. Attention is then restricted to the diagonal case, and exact perfect fluid solutions are obtained in both the cases in which the fluid four-velocity is tangential or orthogonal to the conformal orbits, as well as in the more general "tilting" case.

J. Carot; A. A. Coley; A. M. Sintes

2000-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Lithium-ion batteries having conformal solid electrolyte layers  

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Hybrid solid-liquid electrolyte lithium-ion battery devices are disclosed. Certain devices comprise anodes and cathodes conformally coated with an electron insulating and lithium ion conductive solid electrolyte layer.

Kim, Gi-Heon; Jung, Yoon Seok

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Stability Reduces Conformational Heterogeneity in a Protein Folding  

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Increasing Stability Reduces Conformational Heterogeneity in a Protein Folding Intermediate, the results show that protein folding intermediates are ensembles of different structural forms direct experi- mental evidence in support of a basic tenet of energy landscape theory for protein folding

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Industrial Carbon Management Initiative (ICMI)  

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Initiative (ICMI) Background The ICMI project is part of a larger program called Carbon Capture Simulation and Storage Initiative (C2S2I). The C2S2I has a goal of...

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Lie groups of conformal motions acting on null orbits  

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Space-times admitting a 3-dimensional Lie group of conformal motions $C_3$ acting on null orbits are studied. Coordinate expressions for the metric and the conformal Killing vectors (CKV) are provided (irrespectively of the matter content) and then all possible perfect fluid solutions are found, although none of these verify the weak and dominant energy conditions over the whole space-time manifold.

A. M. Sintes; A. A. Coley; J. Carot

1997-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasound detection of beef cattle conformation alteration by injection  

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ULTRASOUND DETECTION OF BEEF CATTLE CONFORMATION ALTERATION BY IN JECTION A Thesis by JOHN DAVID SHOTWELL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1997 Major Subject: Animal Science ULTRASOUND DETECTION OF BEEF CATTLE CONFORMATION ALTERATION BY IN JECTION A Thesis by JOHN DAVID SHOTWELL Submitted to Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

Shotwell, John David

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformal Supersymmetry Breaking and Dynamical Tuningof the Cosmological Constant  

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We propose 'conformal supersymmetry breaking' models, which tightly relate the conformal breaking scale (i.e. R-symmetry breaking scale) and the supersymmetry breaking scale. The both scales are originated from the constant term in the superpotential through the common source of the R-symmetry breaking. We show that dynamical tuning between those mass scales significantly reduces the degree of fine-tuning necessary for generating the almost vanishing cosmological constant.

Ibe, M.; /SLAC; Nakayama, Y.; /UC, Berkeley; Yanagida, T.T.; /Tokyo U.

2008-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Electricity Initiatives in California  

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* Customer Renewable Generation - California Solar Initiative - Net Energy Metering - Green Tariffs - Energy Efficiency - Demand Response - Rate Reform - Storage - Retirement...

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Initial Radionuclide Inventories  

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The purpose of this analysis is to provide an initial radionuclide inventory (in grams per waste package) and associated uncertainty distributions for use in the Total System Performance Assessment for the License Application (TSPA-LA) in support of the license application for the repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. This document is intended for use in postclosure analysis only. Bounding waste stream information and data were collected that capture probable limits. For commercially generated waste, this analysis considers alternative waste stream projections to bound the characteristics of wastes likely to be encountered using arrival scenarios that potentially impact the commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF) waste stream. For TSPA-LA, this radionuclide inventory analysis considers U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) high-level radioactive waste (DHLW) glass and two types of spent nuclear fuel (SNF): CSNF and DOE-owned (DSNF). These wastes are placed in two groups of waste packages: the CSNF waste package and the codisposal waste package (CDSP), which are designated to contain DHLW glass and DSNF, or DHLW glass only. The radionuclide inventory for naval SNF is provided separately in the classified ''Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Technical Support Document'' for the License Application. As noted previously, the radionuclide inventory data presented here is intended only for TSPA-LA postclosure calculations. It is not applicable to preclosure safety calculations. Safe storage, transportation, and ultimate disposal of these wastes require safety analyses to support the design and licensing of repository equipment and facilities. These analyses will require radionuclide inventories to represent the radioactive source term that must be accommodated during handling, storage and disposition of these wastes. This analysis uses the best available information to identify the radionuclide inventory that is expected at the last year of last emplacement, currently identified as 2030 and 2033, depending on the type of waste. TSPA-LA uses the results of this analysis to decay the inventory to the year of repository closure projected for the year of 2060.

H. Miller

2004-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and characterization of colloidal silica-based slow-release permanganate gel (SRP-G): Laboratory investigations  

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Abstract Slow-release permanganate ( MnO 4 - ) gel (SRP-G) is a hyper-saline \\{KMnO4\\} solution that can be used for treating large, dilute, or deep plumes of chlorinated solvents in groundwater. Ideally, the SRP-G injected into aquifers will slowly gelate to form MnO 4 - gel in situ, and the gel will slowly releases MnO 4 - . Objectives of this study were to develop SRP-G using colloidal silica as gelling solution, characterize its gelation and release kinetics, and delineate its dynamics in a saturated sandy media. The SRP-G exhibited a two-phase increase in viscosity: a lag phase characterized by little increase in viscosity followed by a short gelation phase. Gelation lag times of SRP-G solutions increased (from 0.5 h to 13 d) with decreasing \\{KMnO4\\} concentrations (from 25 to 8 g L?1). Permanganate release from gelated SRP-G increased with increasing \\{KMnO4\\} concentrations, and was characterized as asymptotic release with initial peak (0.9–2.2 mg min?1) followed by more attenuated release. Gelation lag times of SRP-G flowing in sands (linear velocity = 2.1 m d?1) increased (1, 3, and 6 h) with decreasing \\{KMnO4\\} concentrations (25.0, 23.0, and 22.9 g L?1). Permanganate release from gelated SRP-Gs continued for up to 3 d and was characterized as asymptotic release with an initial peak release (?1.2 g min?1) followed by more attenuated release over 70 h. Dilution of SRP-G by dispersion in porous media affects gelation and release kinetics. Increasing the silica concentration in the SRP-G may facilitate gelation and extend the duration of MnO 4 - release from emplaced SRP-G in porous media.

Eung Seok Lee; Neha Gupta

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report: EM Energy Park Initiative  

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EM Energy Park Initiative EM Energy Park Initiative September 30, 2009 Submitted by the EMAB Energy Park Initiative Subcommittee Background: The Energy Park Initiative (EPI) aims to convert the Office of Environmental Management's (EM) liabilities - its contaminated sites, facilities, and materials - into reusable assets focused on providing solutions to critical national energy and environmental issues. These assets include the sites' natural resources, infrastructure, institutional controls, and human and economic capital. The EPI is a high priority for EMAB since the initiative is still in the formative planning and implementation phases. The EPI Subcommittee members are Paul Dabbar (lead), James Ajello, Lessie Price, and Robert Thompson. Recommendations:

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Substituent effects on the sol-gel chemistry of organotrialkoxysilanes  

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Silsesquioxanes have been the subject of intensive study in the past and are becoming important again as a vehicle for introducing organic functionalities into hybrid organic-inorganic materials through sol-gel processing. Depending on the application, the target hybrid material may be required to be a highly cross-linked, insoluble gel or a soluble polymer that can be cast as a thin film or coating. The former has applications such as catalyst supports and separations media; the latter is an economically important method for surface modification or compatiblization for applying adhesives or introducing fillers. Polysilsesquioxanes are readily prepared through the hydrolysis and condensation of organotrialkoxysilanes, though organotriaminosilane and organotrihalosilane monomers can also be used. This paper explores the kinetics of the preparation route.

LOY, DOUGLAS A.; BAUGHER, BRIGITTA M.; BAUGHER, COLLEEN R.; SCHNEIDER, DUANE A.; RAHIMIAN, KAMYAR

2000-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual phase polymer gel electrolyte based on non-woven poly(vinylidenefluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene)–layered clay nanocomposite fibrous membranes for lithium ion batteries  

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Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? P(VdF-co-HFP)–clay nanocomposite based electrospun membranes are prepared. ? The membranes are used as polymer gel electrolyte (PGE) in lithium ion batteries. ? The composite PGE shows ionic conductivity of 5.5 mS cm{sup ?1} at room temperature. ? Li/PGE/LiFePO{sub 4} cell delivers initial discharge capacity of 160 mAh g{sup ?1}. ? The use of prepared electrolyte significantly improved the cell performance. -- Abstract: A new approach for fabricating polymer gel electrolytes (PGEs) based on electrospun poly(vinylidenefluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) (P(VdF-co-HFP)) incorporated with layered nanoclay has been employed to enhance the ionic conductivity and electrochemical properties of P(VdF-co-HFP) without compromising its mechanical strength. The effect of layered nanoclay on properties of membranes has been evaluated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). Surface morphology of the membranes has been studied using field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). Polymer gel electrolytes are prepared by soaking the fibrous membrane into 1 M LiPF{sub 6} in EC/DEC. The electrochemical studies show that incorporation of layered nanoclay into the polymer matrix greatly enhanced the ionic conductivity and compatibility with lithium electrodes. The charge–discharge properties and cycling performance of Li/LiFePO{sub 4} cells comprising nanocomposite polymer gel electrolytes have been evaluated at room temperature.

Shubha, Nageswaran [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4.1, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore)] [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4.1, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Prasanth, Raghavan [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4.1, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore) [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4.1, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Energy Research Institute - NTU (ERI-N) Research Techno Plaza, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553 (Singapore); TUM-CREATE Center for Electromobility, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637553 (Singapore); Hoon, Hng Huey [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4.1, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore)] [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4.1, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Srinivasan, Madhavi, E-mail: madhavi@ntu.edu.sg [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4.1, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore) [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4.1, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Energy Research Institute - NTU (ERI-N) Research Techno Plaza, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553 (Singapore); TUM-CREATE Center for Electromobility, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637553 (Singapore)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformational statistics of poly(dimethylsiloxane). 1. Probability distribution of rotational isomers from molecular dynamics simulations  

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Conformational statistics of poly(dimethylsiloxane). 1. Probability distribution of rotational isomers from molecular dynamics simulations ...

Ivet Bahar; Ignacio Zuniga; Robert Dodge; Wayne L. Mattice

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of zirconium oxide nanoparticle by sol-gel technique  

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Zirconium oxide nanoparticle is synthesized using sol-gel technique. Various mole ratio of ammonia solution and nitric acid relative to zirconium propoxide is added in the reaction to study the effect on the crystallinity and particle size on zirconium oxide particle. Zirconium oxide synthesized with nitric acid have the smallest particle size under FESEM image and show the increasing formation of crystalline tetragonal phase under XRD diffractogram.

Lim, H. S.; Ahmad, A.; Hamzah, H. [School of Chemical Science and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi (Malaysia)

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanocrystalline trinitrotoluene (TNT) using sol–gel process  

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The secondary explosives with superfine particle size have many applications, for example, in synthesizing low vulnerable propellants and explosive bridge wire detonators. We have developed a method for preparation of nanocrystalline trinitrotoluene (TNT) in the silica gel matrix using sol–gel process. The TNT/silica xerogels were prepared containing up to 90% TNT and 10% silica. An exothermic peak at around 280 °C in DTA curve of xerogel associated with weight loss due to TNT decomposition as indicated in TGA curve confirmed the presence of TNT in the xerogel. Infrared spectrum of the xerogel showed peaks at 1550 and 1350 cm?1 assigned to C–NO2 bond in TNT and peaks at 1100 and 450 cm?1 associated with Si–O bonding in silica. Small angle X-ray scattering measurements revealed that TNT entered the pores of the silica matrix resulting in reduction of average pore size of the gel matrix. Dynamic light scattering measurements indicated an average particle size of 280 to 443 nm for silica clusters. XRD analysis showed the crystalline nature of TNT with an average crystallite grain size of around 41 nm. Transmission electron microscopy revealed that nanocrystalline TNT particles with sizes ranging from 5 nm to 45 nm were dispersed in silica matrix.

S.V. Ingale; P.B. Wagh; R. Tewari; Satish C. Gupta

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Florida Hydrogen Initiative  

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The Florida Hydrogen Initiative (FHI) was a research, development and demonstration hydrogen and fuel cell program. The FHI program objectives were to develop Florida?s hydrogen and fuel cell infrastructure and to assist DOE in its hydrogen and fuel cell activities The FHI program funded 12 RD&D projects as follows: Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure and Rental Car Strategies -- L. Lines, Rollins College This project analyzes strategies for Florida's early stage adaptation of hydrogen-powered public transportation. In particular, the report investigates urban and statewide network of refueling stations and the feasibility of establishing a hydrogen rental-car fleet based in Orlando. Methanol Fuel Cell Vehicle Charging Station at Florida Atlantic University ? M. Fuchs, EnerFuel, Inc. The project objectives were to design, and demonstrate a 10 kWnet proton exchange membrane fuel cell stationary power plant operating on methanol, to achieve an electrical energy efficiency of 32% and to demonstrate transient response time of less than 3 milliseconds. Assessment of Public Understanding of the Hydrogen Economy Through Science Center Exhibits, J. Newman, Orlando Science Center The project objective was to design and build an interactive Science Center exhibit called: ?H2Now: the Great Hydrogen Xchange?. On-site Reformation of Diesel Fuel for Hydrogen Fueling Station Applications ? A. Raissi, Florida Solar Energy Center This project developed an on-demand forecourt hydrogen production technology by catalytically converting high-sulfur hydrocarbon fuels to an essentially sulfur-free gas. The removal of sulfur from reformate is critical since most catalysts used for the steam reformation have limited sulfur tolerance. Chemochromic Hydrogen Leak Detectors for Safety Monitoring ? N. Mohajeri and N. Muradov, Florida Solar Energy Center This project developed and demonstrated a cost-effective and highly selective chemochromic (visual) hydrogen leak detector for safety monitoring at any facility engaged in transport, handling and use of hydrogen. Development of High Efficiency Low Cost Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Production and PEM Fuel Cell Applications ? M. Rodgers, Florida Solar Energy Center The objective of this project was to decrease platinum usage in fuel cells by conducting experiments to improve catalyst activity while lowering platinum loading through pulse electrodeposition. Optimum values of several variables during electrodeposition were selected to achieve the highest electrode performance, which was related to catalyst morphology. Understanding Mechanical and Chemical Durability of Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies ? D. Slattery, Florida Solar Energy Center The objective of this project was to increase the knowledge base of the degradation mechanisms for membranes used in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The results show the addition of ceria (cerium oxide) has given durability improvements by reducing fluoride emissions by an order of magnitude during an accelerated durability test. Production of Low-Cost Hydrogen from Biowaste (HyBrTec?) ? R. Parker, SRT Group, Inc., Miami, FL This project developed a hydrogen bromide (HyBrTec?) process which produces hydrogen bromide from wet-cellulosic waste and co-produces carbon dioxide. Eelectrolysis dissociates hydrogen bromide producing recyclable bromine and hydrogen. A demonstration reactor and electrolysis vessel was designed, built and operated. Development of a Low-Cost and High-Efficiency 500 W Portable PEMFC System ? J. Zheng, Florida State University, H. Chen, Bing Energy, Inc. The objectives of this project were to develop a new catalyst structures comprised of highly conductive buckypaper and Pt catalyst nanoparticles coated on its surface and to demonstrate fuel cell efficiency improvement and durability and cell cost reductions in the buckypaper based electrodes. Development of an Interdisciplinary Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Academic Program ? J. Politano, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL This project developed a hydrogen and fuel cel

Block, David L

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Light scattering studies of UV-catalyzed gel and aerogel structure  

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studies of UV-catalyzed gel and aerogel structure studies of UV-catalyzed gel and aerogel structure Title Light scattering studies of UV-catalyzed gel and aerogel structure Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 1998 Authors Hunt, Arlon J., and Michael R. Ayers Journal Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids Volume 225 Pagination 325-329 Keywords aerogel, light scattering, sol-gel, ultraviolet Abstract The skeletal structure of aerogel is determined before, during, and after the gel is formed. Supercritical drying of aerogel largely preserves the pore structure that is determined near the time of gelation. To better understand gel-formation mechanisms, measurements of the time evolution of light scattering in a series of gels prepared without conventional acid or base catalysis were conducted. Ultraviolet light was used to catalyze the formation of silica gels made from hydrolysis of tetraethylorthosilicate and partly prehydrolyzed tetraethylorthosilicate in ethanol. Time evolution of light scattering provides information regarding the rate and geometrical nature of the assembly of the primary silica particles formed in the sol. UV-catalyzed gels show volumetric growth typical of acid-catalyzed gels, except when UV exposure is discontinued at the gel point, where gels then show linear chain formation typical of base-catalyzed gels. Long-term UV exposure leads to coarsening of the pore network, a decrease in the clarity of the aerogel, and an increase in the surface area of the aerogel. Additionally, UV exposure up to the gel point leads to increased crystallinity in the final aerogel.

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Understanding conformal field theory through parafermions and Chern Simons theory  

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Conformal field theories comprise a vast class of exactly solvable two dimensional quantum field theories. Conformal theories with an enlarged symmetry group, the current algebra symmetry, axe a key ingredient to possible string compactification models. The following work explores a Lagrangian approach to these theories. In the first part of this thesis, a large class of conformal theories, the so-called coset models, are derived semi-classically from a gauged version Of the Wess-Zumino-Witten functional. A non-local field transformation to the parafermionic field description is employed in the quantization procedure. Classically, these parafermionic fields satisfy non-trivial Poisson brackets, providing insight into the fractional spin nature of the conformal theory. The W-algebra symmetry is shown to appear naturally in this approach. In the second part of this thesis, the connection between the fusion algebra structure of Wess-Zumino-Witten models and the quantization of the Chern-Simons action on the torus is made explicit. The modular properties of the conformal model are also derived in this context, giving a natural demonstration of the Verlinde conjecture. The effects of background gauge fields and monopoles are also discussed.

Hotes, S.A.

1992-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray clusters of galaxies in conformal gravity  

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We run adiabatic N-body/hydrodynamical simulations of isolated self-gravitating gas clouds to test whether conformal gravity, an alternative theory to General Relativity, is able to explain the properties of X-ray galaxy clusters without resorting to dark matter. We show that the gas clouds rapidly reach equilibrium with a density profile which is well fit by a beta-model whose normalization and slope are in approximate agreement with observations. However, conformal gravity fails to yield the observed thermal properties of the gas cloud: (i) the mean temperature is at least an order of magnitude larger than observed; (ii) the temperature profiles increase with the square of the distance from the cluster center, in clear disagreement with real X-ray clusters. These results depend on a gravitational potential whose parameters reproduce the velocity rotation curves of spiral galaxies. However, this parametrization stands on an arbitrarily chosen conformal factor. It remains to be seen whether a different conformal factor, specified by a spontaneous breaking of the conformal symmetry, can reconcile this theory with observations.

Antonaldo Diaferio; Luisa Ostorero

2008-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Executive Summary of Initiative Launching a Re-envisioning Initiative  

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, group work space, and virtual services. It is no longer possible for the Library to support the existing1 Executive Summary of Initiative Launching a Re-envisioning Initiative The UC Berkeley Library has embarked upon a process to re-envision library services that will result in a new service model

California at Berkeley, University of

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Column Initialization 1 Initializing Distillation Column Models 1  

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Column Initialization 1 Initializing Distillation Column Models 1 Roger Fletcher \\Lambda with the optimisation of distillation column models by non­ linear programming are considered. The paper presents of the distillation column model. A certain limiting case of the column model is examined, that of infinite reflux

Dundee, University of

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Endstates Initiative | Department of Energy  

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Endstates Initiative Endstates Initiative Endstates Initiative Endstates Initiative Scientific and technical, institutional and regulatory, and closure management challenges are currently hindering cleanup and closure of remaining environmental legacy waste sites across the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. There are no simple solu¬tions for these integrated challenges and they demand innovative scientific and technical solutions and approaches, developed with the regulatory community. DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation is developing and implement¬ing a systems-based, risk-informed framework to help site owners meet these challenges. Contacts Skip Chamberlain DOE-EM Office of Soil & Groundwater Remediation (301) 903-7248

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Facilities Initiatives | Department of Energy  

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Facilities Facilities Initiatives Facilities Initiatives The Headquarters Office of Administration, Office of Logistics and Facility Operations, has several energy saving initiatives in place or in progress at their Headquarters' facilities in the Forrestal Building in Washington, DC, and Germantown Maryland. Many of these initiatives are part of their Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). ESPCs allow Federal agencies to accomplish energy savings projects without up-front capital costs and without special Congressional appropriations. DOE ESPCs help Federal agencies meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, and emissions reduction goals by streamlining contract funding for energy management projects. For more information on ESPCs visit the Federal Energy

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Initial Steps | Argonne National Laboratory  

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new postdoc should fill out a Postdoctoral Initial Discussion Form with his or her advisor. This is an opportunity to define career objectives, discuss how this postdoctoral...

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Strategic Initiatives Work Group Charter  

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Strategic Initiatives Work Group promote excellence and continuous improvement in the implementation of worker health and safety programs across the DOE complex.

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Legacy Initiatives - EERE Commercialization Office  

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Legacy Initiatives Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) Partnership The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) Partnership...

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Two black hole initial data  

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Misner initial data are a standard example of time-symmetric initial data with two apparent horizons. Compact formulae describing such data are presented in the cases of equal or non-equal masses (i.e. isometric or non-isometric horizons). The interaction energy in the "Schwarzschild + test particle" limit of the Misner data is analyzed.

Szymon Leski

2005-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

242

Ising model conformal boundary conditions from open string field theory  

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Given a consistent choice of conformally invariant boundary conditions in a two dimensional conformal field theory, one can construct new consistent boundary conditions by deforming with a relevant boundary operator and flowing to the infrared, or by a marginal deformation. Open string field theory provides a very universal tool to discover and study such new boundary theories. Surprisingly, it also allows one to go in the reverse direction and to uncover solutions with higher boundary entropy. We will illustrate our results on the well studied example of Ising model.

Kudrna, Matej; Schnabl, Martin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Renormalization ambiguities and conformal anomaly in metric-scalar backgrounds  

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We analyze the problem of the existing ambiguities in the conformal anomaly in theories with an external scalar field in curved backgrounds. In particular, we consider the anomaly of a self-interacting massive scalar field theory and of a Yukawa model in the massless conformal limit. In all cases the ambiguities are related to finite renormalizations of local nonminimal terms in the effective action. We point out the generic nature of this phenomenon and provide a general method to identify the theories where such an ambiguity can arise.

Asorey, M.; Berredo-Peixoto, G. de; Shapiro, I. L. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009, Zaragoza (Spain); Departamento de Fisica - ICE, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, 36036-330, MG (Brazil)

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

244

Black Holes as Conformal Field Theories on Horizons  

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We show that any nonextreme black hole can be described by a state with $L_0=E_R$ in a $D=2$ chiral conformal field theory with central charge $c=12E_R$ where $E_R$ is the dimensionless Rindler energy of the black hole. The theory lives in the very near horizon region, i.e. around the origin of Rindler space. Black hole hair is the momentum along the Euclidean dimensionless Rindler time direction. As evidence, we show that $D$--dimensional Schwarzschild black holes and $D=2$ dilatonic ones that are obtained from them by spherical reduction are described by the same conformal field theory states.

Halyo, Edi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Projective multiplets and hyperkahler cones in conformal supergravity  

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Projective superspace provides a natural framework for the construction of actions coupling hypermultiplets to conformal supergravity. We review how the off-shell actions are formulated in superspace and then discuss how to eliminate the infinite number of auxiliary fields to produce an on-shell N=2 supersymmetric sigma model, with the target space corresponding to a generic 4n-dimensional hyperkahler cone. We show how the component action coupling the hypermultiplets to conformal supergravity may be constructed starting from curved superspace. The superspace origin of the geometric data -- the hyperkahler potential, complex structures, and any gauged isometries -- is also addressed.

Daniel Butter

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

246

Conformally covariant boundary correlation functions with a quantum group  

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Particular boundary correlation functions of conformal field theory are needed to answer some questions related to random conformally invariant curves known as Schramm-Loewner evolutions (SLE). In this article, we introduce a correspondence and establish its fundamental properties, which are used in companion articles for explicitly solving two such problems. The correspondence associates Coulomb gas type integrals to vectors in a tensor product representation of a quantum group, a q-deformation of the Lie algebra sl2. We show that desired properties of the functions are guaranteed by natural representation theoretical properties of the vectors.

Kalle Kytölä; Eveliina Peltola

2014-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformation changes and protein folding induced by \\phi^4 interaction  

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A model to describe the mechanism of conformational dynamics in protein based on matter interactions using lagrangian approach and imposing certain symmetry breaking is proposed. Both conformation changes of proteins and the injected non-linear sources are represented by the bosonic lagrangian with an additional \\phi^4 interaction for the sources. In the model the spring tension of protein representing the internal hydrogen bonds is realized as the interactions between individual amino acids and nonlinear sources. The folding pathway is determined by the strength of nonlinear sources that propagate through the protein backbone. It is also shown that the model reproduces the results in some previous works.

Januar, M; Handoko, L T

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategic Initiatives | Department of Energy  

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Strategic Initiatives Strategic Initiatives Strategic Initiatives The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Strategic Initiative Work Group was established to provide a collaborative opportunity for DOE to gain insights from operating contractors, the contractor work force and their representatives to assure the most efficient and effective worker health and safety program expectations, approaches and processes are in place and are well communicated. The Work Group, comprised of members representing DOE, contractor and worker representatives, provides a forum for information sharing; data collection and analysis; as well as, identifying best practices and initiatives to enhance safety performance and safety culture across the Complex. HSS Office of Health and Safety and Office of Analysis are actively engaged

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SERI Desiccant Cooling Test Facility. Status report. Preliminary data on the performance of a rotary parallel-passage silica-gel dehumidifier  

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This report describes the SERI Desiccant Cooling Test Facility. The facility can test bench-scale rotary dehumidifiers over a wide range of controlled conditions. We constructed and installed in the test loop a prototype parallel-passage rotary dehumidifier that has spirally wound polyester tape coated with silica gel. The initial tests gave satisfactory results indicating that approximately 90% of the silica gel was active and the overall Lewis number of the wheel was near unity. The facility has several minor difficulties including an inability to control humidity satisfactorily and nonuniform and highly turbulent inlet velocities. To completely validate the facility requires a range of dehumidifier designs. Several choices are available including constructing a second parallel-passage dehumidifier with the passage spacing more uniform.

Schultz, K.J.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrodes synthesized from carbon nanostructures coated with a smooth and conformal metal adlayer  

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High-surface-area carbon nanostructures coated with a smooth and conformal submonolayer-to-multilayer thin metal films and their method of manufacture are described. The preferred manufacturing process involves the initial oxidation of the carbon nanostructures followed by a surface preparation process involving immersion in a solution with the desired pH to create negative surface dipoles. The nanostructures are subsequently immersed in an alkaline solution containing a suitable quantity of non-noble metal ions which adsorb at surface reaction sites. The metal ions are then reduced via chemical or electrical means. The nanostructures are exposed to a solution containing a salt of one or more noble metals which replace adsorbed non-noble surface metal atoms by galvanic displacement. The process can be controlled and repeated to obtain a desired film coverage. The resulting coated nanostructures may be used, for example, as high-performance electrodes in supercapacitors, batteries, or other electric storage devices.

Adzic, Radoslav; Harris, Alexander

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

251

Astrophysics in relative unites as conformal unified theory without Planck absolutes  

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Astrophysical data on the Supernova luminosity-distance - redshift relations, recalculated in terms of relative measurement standards, is utilized as a justification of conformal-invariant unified theory, where all masses, including masses of the Planck and Higgs, become the present- day values of dynamic variable of evolution of the universe in a regime of the dominances of a free scalar field. Planck epoch with the primordial fireball of the Hot Universe Scenario is substituted by the epoch of cosmological creation from physical vacuum of W-, Z-bosons. Arguments for the benefit of existence of initial data of the cosmic evolution which describe all visible matter including CMB radiation as product of decays of the primordial bosons in the framework of Standard Model are listed.

Barbashov, B M; Pervushin, V N; Zorin, A G

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanostructured energetic materials using sol–gel methodologies  

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We have utilized a sol–gel synthetic approach in preparing nano-sized transition metal oxide components for new energetic nanocomposites. Nanocomposites of Fe2O3/Al(s), are readily produced from a solution of Fe(III) salt by adding an organic epoxide and a powder of the fuel metal. These materials can be processed to aerogel or xerogel monolithic composite solids. High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) of the dried energetic nanocomposites reveal that the metal oxide component consists of small (3–10 nm) clusters of Fe2O3 that are in intimate contact with ultra fine grain (UFG) ?25 nm diameter Al metal particles. HRTEM results also indicate that the Al particles have an oxide coating ?5 nm thick. This value agrees well with analysis of pristine UFG Al powder and indicates that the sol–gel synthetic method and processing does not significantly perturb the fuel metal. Both qualitative and quantitative characterization has shown that these materials are indeed energetic. The materials described here are relatively insensitive to standard impact, spark, and friction tests, results of which will be presented. Qualitatively, it does appear that these energetic nanocomposites burn faster and are more sensitive to thermal ignition than their conventional counterparts and that aerogel materials are more sensitive to ignition than xerogels. We believe that the sol–gel method will at the very least provide processing advantages over conventional methods in the areas of cost, purity, homogeneity, and safety and potentially yield energetic materials with interesting and special properties.

T.M Tillotson; A.E Gash; R.L Simpson; L.W Hrubesh; J.H Satcher Jr.; J.F Poco

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Puncture Initial Data for Black-Hole Binaries: High Spins and High Boosts  

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We solve the Hamiltonian and momentum constraints of General Relativity for two black-holes with nearly extremal spins or ultra-relativistic boosts in the puncture formalism. We use a non-conformally-flat ansatz with an attenuated superposition of two conformally Kerr or Lorentz-boosted-Schwarzschild 3-metrics and their corresponding extrinsic curvatures. We compare evolutions of these data with the standard Bowen-York conformally-flat ansatz (technically limited to intrinsic spins $S/M_{\\text{ADM}}^2 = 0.928$ and boosts $P/M_{\\text{ADM}} = 0.897$), finding an order of magnitude smaller burst of spurious radiation. As a case study, we evolve two equal-mass black-holes from rest with an initial separation of $d = 12M$ and spins $S_i/m_i^2 = 0.99$, compute the waveforms produced by the collision, the energy radiated, and the recoil of the final remnant black-hole. We find that the black-hole trajectories curve at closer separation, which leads to the radiation of angular momentum. We also study orbiting (nonspinning) black-hole binaries and binaries with the two black-holes boosted towards each other at relativistic speeds. These non-spinning data also show a substantial reduction in the non-physical initial burst of radiation which leads to cleaner waveforms. Finally, we study different choices of the initial lapse and lapse evolution equation in the moving punctures approach to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the simulations.

Ian Ruchlin; James Healy; Carlos O. Lousto; Yosef Zlochower

2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional Significance of Hierarchical Tiers in Carbonmonoxy Myoglobin:? Conformational Substates and Transitions Studied by Conformational Flooding Simulations  

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114,115 This limitation has prompted the development of several different MD techniques to improve the sampling of conformational space, such as simulated annealing,116,117 simulation of multiple short-time trajectories, 91,108,118,119 locally enhanced sampling,106 and conformational flooding (CF). ... When applied with the appropriate strength in the flooding simulation, it was expected to drive the structure from the original conformation into a new CS previously unexplored by the MD simulations. ... This illustrates that if the protein is not in the CS for which Vfl is designed (e.g., already flooded out of this valley), then its structure and dynamics are no longer affected by the flooding potential. ...

Brita G. Schulze; Helmut Grubmüller; Jeffrey D. Evanseck

2000-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of DeconGel (TM) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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DeconGel (TM) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory DeconGel (TM) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Building 2026 Demonstration of DeconGel (TM) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Building 2026 Cellular Bioengineering Inc. (CBI) has developed decontamination gels (DeconGel(tm) 1101, 1120 and 1121) that when dried allow efficient removal of contamination from surfaces in a peelable film that can be easily disposed. Demonstration of DeconGelTM at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Building 2026 More Documents & Publications D&D Toolbox Project - Technology Demonstration of Fixatives Applied to Hot Cell Facilities via Remote Sprayer Platforms Demonstration of Fixatives to Control Contamination and Accelerate D&D Assessment of the Integrated Facility Disposition Project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory & Y-12 for Transfer of Facilities & Materials to EM

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Structurally stable gel bead containing entrapped enzyme and method for manufacture thereof  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A structurally stable gel bead containing an entrapped enzyme and a method for its manufacture. The enzyme is covalently cross-linked to gelatin in the presence of glutaraldehyde prior to the formation of the gel bead, to prevent leakage of the enzyme. Propylene glycol alginate is then added to the mixture. Once the gel beads are formed, they are then soaked in glutaraldehyde, which imparts structural stability to the gel beads. This method can be used with many types of enzymes, such as proteases, carbohydrases, proteases, ligases, isomerases, oxidoreductases, and specialty enzymes. These and other enzymes can be immobilized in the gel beads and utilized in a number of enzymatic processes. Exogenously added ions are not required to maintain the structural stability of these gel beads.

Woodward, Jonathan (Oak Ridge, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Threat Reduction Initiative | Department of Energy  

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Reduction Initiative An overview of the Global Threat Reduction Initiative, U.S.-Origin Nuclear Fuel Removals. Global Threat Reduction Initiative More Documents &...

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Global Threat Reduction Initiative | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Initiative Global Threat Reduction Initiative The Current Status of Gap and U.S.-Origin Nuclear Fuel Removals 2011. Global Threat Reduction Initiative More Documents &...

259

Industrial Carbon Management Initiative (ICMI)  

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Industrial Carbon Management Initiative Industrial Carbon Management Initiative (ICMI) Background The ICMI project is part of a larger program called Carbon Capture Simulation and Storage Initiative (C2S2I). The C2S2I has a goal of expanding the DOE's focus on Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) for advanced coal power systems and other applications, including the use of petroleum coke as a feedstock for the industrial sector. The American Recovery and Re-Investment Act (ARRA)-funded

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Manufacturing Initiative | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Research Areas Research Areas Buildings Climate & Environment Manufacturing Fossil Energy Sensors & Measurement Sustainable Electricity Systems Biology Transportation Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Research Areas | Manufacturing SHARE Manufacturing Initiative Titanium robotic hand holding sphere fabricated using additive manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory is supporting the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative focusing on American competitiveness in clean energy manufacturing. The DOE Initiative has two primary objectives-increase US competitiveness in the production of clean energy products (e.g., wind turbines, solar panels, energy efficient appliances, light bulbs, vehicles and automotive

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Light-scattering-induced artifacts in a complex polymer gel dosimetry phantom  

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Certain polymer gels become turbid on exposure to ionizing radiation, a property exploited in medical dosimetry to produce three-dimensional dose maps for radiotherapy. These maps...

Bosi, Stephen G; Naseri, Pourandokht; Baldock, Clive

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of konjac gels as fat substitutes in meat "emulsion" products  

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/carrageenan gels tested contributed positively to low-fat bologna formulations and could serve as fat mimics to reduce the caloric density of processed meat products....

Becker, Alison Rene

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Initiatives  

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The Office of Energy Policy & Systems Analysis (EPSA) responds to the most pressing domestic energy challenges, delivering unbiased energy analysis to the Department of Energy's leadership on...

264

Conformal Deformation from Normal to Hermitian Random Matrix Ensembles  

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We investigate the eigenvalues statistics of ensembles of normal random matrices when their order N tends to infinite. In the model the eigenvalues have uniform density within a region determined by a simple analytic polynomial curve. We study the conformal deformations of normal random ensembles to Hermitian random ensembles and give sufficient conditions for the latter to be a Wigner ensemble.

Alexei M. Veneziani; Tiago Pereira; Domingos H. U. Marchetti

2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

265

Using Protein-Likeness to Validate Conformational Alternatives  

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in protein design. Third, I integrated many types of local alternate conformations in an ultra. Composed of just 20 fundamental building blocks arranged in simple linear strings, they nonetheless fold function, and thereby improve our ability to design new proteins that perform desired novel functions

Richardson, David

266

Is the Standard Model saved asymptotically by conformal symmetry?  

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It is pointed out that the top-quark and Higgs masses and the Higgs VEV satisfy with great accuracy the relations 4m_H^2=2m_T^2=v^2, which are very special and reminiscent of analogous ones at Argyres - Douglas points with enhanced conformal symmetry. Furthermore, the RG evolution of the corresponding Higgs self-interaction and Yukawa couplings \\lambda(0)=1/8 and y(0)=1 leads to the free-field stable point \\lambda(M_Pl)= \\dot \\lambda(M_Pl)=0 in the pure scalar sector at the Planck scale, also suggesting enhanced conformal symmetry. Thus, it is conceivable that the Standard Model is the low-energy limit of a distinct special theory with (super?) conformal symmetry at the Planck scale. In the context of such a "scenario" one may further speculate that the Higgs particle is the Goldstone boson of (partly) spontaneously broken conformal symmetry. This would simultaneously resolve the hierarchy and Landau pole problems in the scalar sector and would provide a nearly flat potential with two almost degenerate minima at the electroweak and Planck scales.

A. Gorsky; A. Mironov; A. Morozov; T. N. Tomaras

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Is the Standard Model saved asymptotically by conformal symmetry?  

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It is pointed out that the top-quark and Higgs masses and the Higgs VEV satisfy with great accuracy the relations 4m_H^2=2m_T^2=v^2, which are very special and reminiscent of analogous ones at Argyres - Douglas points with enhanced conformal symmetry. Furthermore, the RG evolution of the corresponding Higgs self-interaction and Yukawa couplings \\lambda(0)=1/8 and y(0)=1 leads to the free-field stable point \\lambda(M_Pl)= \\dot \\lambda(M_Pl)=0 in the pure scalar sector at the Planck scale, also suggesting enhanced conformal symmetry. Thus, it is conceivable that the Standard Model is the low-energy limit of a distinct special theory with (super?) conformal symmetry at the Planck scale. In the context of such a "scenario" one may further speculate that the Higgs particle is the Goldstone boson of (partly) spontaneously broken conformal symmetry. This would simultaneously resolve the hierarchy and Landau pole problems in the scalar sector and would provide a nearly flat potential with two almost degenerate minima...

Gorsky, A; Morozov, A; Tomaras, T N

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Conformal invariance, dynamical dark energy and the CMB  

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Einstein's General Relativity receives quantum corrections relevant at cosmological distance scales. These effects arise from conformal scalar degrees of freedom in the extended Effective Field Theory (EFT) of gravity required by the trace anomaly of the quantum stress tensor in curved space. Scalar degrees of freedom in cosmology arise naturally from the effective action of the trace anomaly in the Standard Model, without the ad hoc introduction of an inflaton field. In the EFT including the trace anomaly terms, {Lambda}{sub eff} becomes dynamical and potentially dependent upon both space and time. The fluctuations of these anomaly scalars may also influence the spectrum and statistics of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Under the hypothesis that scale invariance should be promoted to full conformal invariance, an hypothesis supported by the embedding of the conformal group of three dimensional flat sections in de Sitter space, the form of the CMB bi-spectrum can be fixed, and the tri-spectrum constrained. The angular spectra predicted by conformal invariance differ from those suggested by simple models of inflation.

Mottola, Emil [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Mapping the conformational space accessible to catechol-O-methyltransferase  

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Crystal structures of mouse, rat and human catechol-O-methyltransferase were determined in apo, semi-holo, holo and Michaelis forms under a variety of conditions. Domain swaps and large conformational changes in the active sites are observed, which testify to why this enzyme is a difficult drug target.

Ehler, A.

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

270

Finding the needle in the haystack: Algorithms for conformational optimization  

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Algorithms are given for comformational optimization of proteins. The protein folding problems is regarded as a problem of global energy mimimization. Since proteins have hundreds of atoms, finding the lowest-energy conformation in a many-dimensional configuration space becomes a computationally demanding problem.{copyright} {ital American Institute of Physics.}

Andricioaei, I.; Straub, J.E.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Click Dimers To Target HIV TAR RNA Conformation Sunil Kumar,  

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toward HIV TAR RNA, when compared to the fluorescent Tat peptide, and show increased selectivity over acid protein) and regulates the level of transcription of HIV.4,5 The cooperative interaction of TatClick Dimers To Target HIV TAR RNA Conformation Sunil Kumar, Patrick Kellish, W. Edward Robinson

Stuart, Steven J.

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Water-Peptide Dynamics during Conformational Transitions Dmitry Nerukh*,  

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Water-Peptide Dynamics during Conformational Transitions Dmitry Nerukh*, and Sergey Karabasov are investigated using classical molecular dynamics simulation with explicit water molecules. The distribution of the surrounding water at different moments before the transitions and the dynamical correlations of water

Nerukh, Dmitry

273

Dependence of single molecule junction conductance on molecular conformation  

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1 Dependence of single molecule junction conductance on molecular conformation Latha Venkataraman1 of a single metal-molecule-metal junction depends not only on the chemical nature of the molecule used in unimolecular devices. Here, using amine link groups13 to form single molecule junctions, we show a clear

Hone, James

274

Hawking-Hayward quasi-local energy under conformal transformations  

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We derive a formula describing the transformation of the Hawking-Hayward quasi-local energy under a conformal rescaling of the spacetime metric. A known formula for the transformation of the Misner-Sharp-Hernandez mass is recovered as a special case.

Angus Prain; Vincenzo Vitagliano; Valerio Faraoni; Marianne Lapierre-Léonard

2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

275

Hawking-Hayward quasi-local energy under conformal transformations  

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We derive a formula describing the transformation of the Hawking-Hayward quasi-local energy under a conformal rescaling of the spacetime metric. A known formula for the transformation of the Misner-Sharp-Hernandez mass is recovered as a special case.

Prain, Angus; Faraoni, Valerio; Lapierre-Léonard, Marianne

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Role of conformity in opinion dynamics in social networks  

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Social networks serve as important platforms for users to express, exchange and form opinions on various topics. Several opinion dynamics models have been proposed to characterize how a user iteratively updates her expressed opinion based on her innate ... Keywords: conformity, opinion formation, social networks

Abhimanyu Das, Sreenivas Gollapudi, Arindham Khan, Renato Paes Leme

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supplementary Information Solubility and Molecular Conformations of n-Alkane  

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from standard literature expressions, as described in the main text. Methane (C1) through n-butane (C4Supplementary Information Solubility and Molecular Conformations of n-Alkane Chains in Water Andrew for a 25mer composed of methane-like monomers with a harmonic bond stretching potential, a harmonic bond

Ferguson, Andrew

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A Coding Rule Conformance Checker Integrated into GCC  

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Environments, Quality Assurance, Logic Programming. 1 Work partially supported by PROFIT grants FIT-340005 or dictates its use. There exists a number of commercial compilers and quality assur- ance tools from vendorsPROLE 2007 A Coding Rule Conformance Checker Integrated into GCC Guillem Marpons1,4 Julio Mari~no1

Fredlund, Lars-Ã?ke

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Stress localization, stiffening and yielding in a model colloidal gel  

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We use numerical simulations and an athermal quasi-static shear protocol to investigate the yielding of a model colloidal gel. Under increasing deformation, the elastic regime is followed by a significant stiffening before yielding takes place. A space-resolved analysis of deformations and stresses unravel how the complex load curve observed is the result of stress localization and that the yielding can take place by breaking a very small fraction of the network connections. The stiffening corresponds to the stretching of the network chains, unbent and aligned along the direction of maximum extension. It is characterized by a strong localization of tensile stresses, that triggers the breaking of a few network nodes at around 30% of strain. Increasing deformation favors further breaking but also shear-induced bonding, eventually leading to a large-scale reorganization of the gel structure at the yielding. At low enough shear rates, density and velocity profiles display significant spatial inhomogeneity during yielding in agreement with experimental observations.

Jader Colombo; Emanuela Del Gado

2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Shear wave dispersion ultrasound vibrometry of gel dosimetry phantoms.  

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Shear wavedispersionultrasound vibrometry (SDUV) has been introduced to use the dispersive nature of shear wave speed to locally estimate the material properties or tissue. Shear waves were created using a mechanical shaker and pulsed radiation force. Using the information from the phase one can estimate the shear velocity. A theoretical Voigt model allows us to find at different frequencies (100–400 Hz) the viscosity and shear elasticity of the polymer gel dosimeter. The aim of this work was to perform the SDUV and mechanical vibrometry techniques to study the viscoelastic properties of absorbed dose phantoms. The experiments were performed using five phantoms of different absorbed doses varying 10 up to 50 Gy while a nonirradiated phantom was kept as a control. The SDUV technique was performed using a pulsed radiation force to vibrate the gel provide by a confocal transducer with a focal depth of 70 mm nominal frequency of 3 MHz. For the mechanical vibrometry and SDUV experiments shear wave motion measurements were made with a commercial ultrasound machine with a research using a 10 MHz linear array transducer. The quantitative elasticity and viscosity results for these two experiments were compared.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Laboratory Impact Initiative Team  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The mission of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE's) National Laboratory Impact Initiative is to significantly increase the industrial impact of the Energy Department's national laboratories on the U.S. clean energy sector.

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Energy Efficient Schools Initiative- Grants  

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

The Energy Efficient Schools Initiative was created in May 2008 to provide grants and [http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=TN57F&re... loans] to Tennessee school...

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SunShot Initiative Newsletter  

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

The SunShot Initiative offers a monthly email newsletter to provide up-to-date information about its latest activities and upcoming funding opportunities. The SunShot newsletter provide regular...

284

The NMR solution conformation of unligated human cyclophilin A  

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The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) solution structure of free, unligated cyclophilin A (CypA), which is an 18 kDa protein from human T-lymphocytes that was expressed in Escherichia coli for the present study, was determined using multidimensional heteronuclear NMR techniques. Sequence-specific resonance assignments for 99.5% of all backbone amide protons and non-labile hydrogen atoms provided the basis for collection of an input of 4101 nuclear Overhauser enhancement (NOE) upper distance constraints and 371 dihedral angle constraints for distance geometry calculations and energy minimization with the programs DIANA and OPAL. The average RMSD values of the 20 best energy-refined NMR conformers relative to the mean coordinates are 0.49 Å for the backbone atoms and 0.88 Å for all heavy atoms of residues 2 to 165. The molecular architecture includes an eight-stranded antiparallel ?-barrel that is closed by two amphipathic ?-helices. Detailed comparisons with the crystal structure of free CypA revealed subtle but significant conformational differences that can in most cases be related to lattice contacts in the crystal structure. 15N spin relaxation times and NMR lineshape analyses for CypA in the free form and complexed with cyclosporin A (CsA) revealed transitions of polypeptide loops surrounding the ligand-binding site from locally flexible conformations in the free protein, some of which include well-defined conformational equilibria, to well-defined spatial arrangements in the CypA-CsA complex. Compared to the crystal structure of free CypA, where the ligand-binding area is extensively involved in lattice contacts, the NMR structure presents a highly relevant reference for studies of changes in structure and internal mobility of the binding pocket upon ligand binding, and possible consequences of this conformational variability for calcineurin recognition by the CypA-CsA complex.

Marcel Ottiger; Oliver Zerbe; Peter Güntert; Kurt Wüthrich

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and electrochemical characterization of lithium excess and Al-doped nickel oxides synthesized by the sol–gel method  

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The effects of excess lithium and aluminum doping in nickel oxide were investigated in an attempt to improve electrochemical properties of the layered LiNiO2. Li1+xNiO2 (x=0–0.02) and LiAlyNi1?yO2 (y=0–0.3) powders were synthesized by a sol–gel method using adipic acid as a chelating agent. The electrochemical properties of the synthesized materials were explored at room and high temperatures. Gas analysis during decomposition of gel precursors revealed that oxygen might play an important role in the synthesis of highly crystallized LiNiO2. Although the electrochemical test of the Al-doped samples showed a low initial discharge capacity of about 140 mAh g?1, the capacity loss with repeated cycling was very small at room temperature. Furthermore the fade in capacity of this cell at high temperature (50°C) was almost negligible. The Al-doping of the LiNiO2 cathode material was very effective in improving cycle performance at high temperature due to the enhanced stability of LiNiO2 structure.

Sang Ho Park; Ki Soo Park; Yang Kook Sun; Kee Suk Nahm; Yun Sung Lee; Masaki Yoshio

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Shock Initiation of Energetic Materials at Different Initial Temperatures  

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Shock initiation is one of the most important properties of energetic materials, which must transition to detonation exactly as intended when intentionally shocked and not detonate when accidentally shocked. The development of manganin pressure gauges that are placed inside the explosive charge and record the buildup of pressure upon shock impact has greatly increased the knowledge of these reactive flows. This experimental data, together with similar data from electromagnetic particle velocity gauges, has allowed us to formulate the Ignition and Growth model of shock initiation and detonation in hydrodynamic computer codes for predictions of shock initiation scenarios that cannot be tested experimentally. An important problem in shock initiation of solid explosives is the change in sensitivity that occurs upon heating (or cooling). Experimental manganin pressure gauge records and the corresponding Ignition and Growth model calculations are presented for two solid explosives, LX-17 (92.5 % triaminotrinitrobenzene (TATB) with 7.5 % Kel-F binder) and LX-04 (85 % octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazine (HMX) with 15 % Viton binder) at several initial temperatures.

Urtiew, P A; Tarver, C M

2005-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Solvent Interactions and Conformational Choice in a Core N-Glycan Segment: Gas Phase Conformation of the Central,  

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. Gamblin, Emilio J. Cocinero, Jann Frey, Romano T. Kroemer,# Antony J. Fairbanks, Benjamin G. Davis,*, and John P. Simons*, Department of Chemistry, UniVersity of Oxford, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry-mail: john.simons@chem.ox.ac.uk; Ben.Davis@chem.ox.ac.uk Abstract: The intrinsic conformational preferences

Davis, Ben G.

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CARE: a constraint-based approach for re-establishing conformance-relationships  

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In Model-Driven Engineering, models have to conform to their associated linguistic and ontological metamodels. While linguistic metamodels are usually not subject to frequent changes, ontological metamodels are. Thus, ontological conformance ...

Johannes Schoenboeck, Angelika Kusel, Juergen Etzlstorfer, Elisabeth Kapsammer, Wieland Schwinger, Manuel Wimmer, Martin Wischenbart

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsically Disordered Proteins and Conformational Noise: Implications in Gita Mahmoudabadi1  

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1 Intrinsically Disordered Proteins and Conformational Noise: Implications New York, NY 10027 Key words: Intrinsically disordered proteins, noise: Conformational noise and state-switching #12;2 Abstract Intrinsically disordered proteins

Rangarajan, Govindan

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Parallel ContinuationBased Global Optimization for Molecular Conformation and Protein Folding  

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Parallel Continuation­Based Global Optimization for Molecular Conformation and Protein Folding protein folding. Global minimization problems are difficult to solve when the objective functions have energy functions for molecular conformation and protein folding. Mathematical theory for the method

Neumaier, Arnold

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Evaluation of Addition of Alkaline Solutions on Overall Quality and Functionality of Normal and Pale, Soft, and Exudative (PSE) Pork Gels  

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. As treatment levels increased, gels had higher pH, and lower L*, a*, and b* values. SP gels had lower pH, WHC, cook yields, and higher L*, a*, b*, and TPA values compared to PB, SB, PC, and SC gels. PC and SC gels had higher cook yields than normal control gels...

Garza, Sonia Yvette

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: SunShot Initiative Fellowships  

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Initiative Fellowships Initiative Fellowships SunShot fellowships provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, and researchers to lead and improve projects to meet the goals of the SunShot Initiative. Photo of six men and women standing in front of a space exhibit. SunShot Fellows in front of the Apollo Lunar Module at the National Air and Space Museum. Image from DOE There are three types of fellowships for recent graduates and experienced scientists and engineers. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows SunShot Fellows SunShot Junior Fellows. All fellows are assigned to policy-related projects and mentored by senior EERE staff. The fellowships are administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) in collaboration with EERE. ORISE is responsible for the implementation of the fellowship program, processing applications, the review and notification processes, and management of payments to fellows.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality conformity Sample Search Results  

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Summary: OKComponent Comments 200 Indoor Air Quality Forms Control sequence conforms to designspecifications? (describe changes... Indoor Air Quality...

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Intraparticle heat and mass transfer characteristics of silica-gel/water vapor adsorption  

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Recently, highly efficient energy utilization systems which extensively employ adsorption phenomena such as pressure swing adsorption, heat storage, adsorption heat pump, etc. are being regarded as one of the countermeasures for environmental issues such as green house effect and ozone layer destruction. An Adsorption Heat Pump (AHP) has been investigated as one of the important techniques via which cold heat energy is obtained from waste thermal energy below 373K without using electricity and CFCs. An AHP normally consists of an adsorber and an evaporator/condenser and cold heat energy is generated by latent heat of evaporation during adsorption process. For realizing the AHP technology, it has been pointed out that the development of an adsorber with optimum heat and mass transfer characteristics is essentially important. In this study, experimental studies were carried out which was based on the data of temperature inside the adsorbent particle and adsorptivity profiles at the adsorption/desorption process by volumetric method. To clarify adsorption mechanism relatively large silica-gel particle (7 mm f) was used. Temperature distribution in the particle is determined at the center, at one half radius in the radial direction and at the surface by using very thin (30 mm f) thermocouples. The temperatures at these points simultaneously increase/decrease as soon as the adsorption/desorption started, reached their respective maximum/minimum values and then return to initial temperature. The temperature profiles for the adsorption process show that the temperature at the surface is initially slightly higher than the other two points. All three points reached their respective maximum temperature at the same time with the temperature at the center point the highest and at the surface the lowest. The temperature profiles during the desorptive process are almost exactly the opposite to that of the adsorption process. This shows that the adsorption phenomena can take place not only at the surface but inside the adsorbent particle, implying that intraparticle vapor diffusion has a great influence on adsorptivity.

Yamamoto, Eri; Watanabe, Fujio; Hasatani, Masanobu

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Myoglobin-CO Conformational Substate Dynamics: 2D Vibrational Echoes and MD Simulations  

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Myoglobin-CO Conformational Substate Dynamics: 2D Vibrational Echoes and MD Simulations Kusai A over a range of temperatures. The A1 and A3 conformational substates of MbCO are found to have assignments for the MbCO conformational substates. INTRODUCTION Protein dynamics have been the focus of both

Fayer, Michael D.

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Conformational Substates of Myoglobin Intermediate Resolved by Picosecond Xray Solution Scattering  

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Conformational Substates of Myoglobin Intermediate Resolved by Picosecond Xray Solution Scattering: Conformational substates of proteins are generally considered to play important roles in regulating protein with the conformational substates using picosecond X-ray solution scattering. By applying kinetic analysis considering all

Ihee, Hyotcherl

297

Finite State Machines Testing problems Conformance Testing Machine Identification FSM-Based Testing  

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Finite State Machines Testing problems Conformance Testing Machine Identification FSM-Based Testing Mousavi: FSM-Based Testing Part II #12;Finite State Machines Testing problems Conformance Testing Machine Identification Outline Finite State Machines Testing problems Conformance Testing Machine Identification Mousavi

Mousavi, Mohammad

298

Conformance Test Architecture and Test Suite for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007  

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Conformance Test Architecture and Test Suite for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007 Fernando L. Podio Dylan Yaga Christofer J. McGinnis NISTIR 7791 #12;NISTIR 7791 Conformance Test Architecture and Test Suite for ANSI of these standards and the associated conformance test architectures and test suites. The ANSI/NIST-ITL standard

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Our Ref: 4376.04 ADDING A CODE CONFORMANCE TOOL TO AN INTEGRATED  

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Our Ref: 4376.04 ADDING A CODE CONFORMANCE TOOL TO AN INTEGRATED BUILDING DESIGN ENVIRONMENT in full. #12;ADDING A CODE CONFORMANCE TOOL TO AN INTEGRATED BUILDING DESIGN ENVIRONMENT W.B. Mugridge, J of ThermalDesigner, a code conformance tool, and its connection to an integrated building model. The original

Amor, Robert

300

Dose imaging with gel-dosemeter layers: optical analysis and dedicated software  

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......Fricke-gel dosimetry in boron neutron capture therapy...all dose components in boron neutron capture therapy...Three-dimensional determination of absorbed dose by spectrophotometric...gel matrix of suitable isotopes does not sensibly alter...improving its suitability to boron neutron capture therapy......

G. Gambarini; M. Carrara; S. Gay; S. Tomatis

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Silica-PVA Nanofibers via Sol-Gel Electrospinning Tahira Pirzada,,  

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Hybrid Silica-PVA Nanofibers via Sol-Gel Electrospinning Tahira Pirzada,,§ Sara A. Arvidson,,§ Carl: We report on the synthesis of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)-silica hybrid nanofibers via sol-gel electro is under- taken and reveals a composition window in which defect-free hybrid nanofibers with diameters

Khan, Saad A.

302

Use of polymer/ionic liquid plasticizers as gel electrolytes in electrochromic devices  

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Use of polymer/ionic liquid plasticizers as gel electrolytes in electrochromic devices H. Bircana polymer configuration is commonly used when constructing electrochromic devices (ECDs) due to the expected)thienyl)-N-methylcarbazole] (PBEDOT-NMCz) as the two complementary electrochromic polymers for the device. A variety of gel

Otero, Toribio Fernández

303

Sol?Gel Derived Composite Materials for the Construction of Oxidase/Peroxidase Mediatorless Biosensors  

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This mediatorless sensor was made by the simultaneous immobilization of graphite microparticles and two enzymes (horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and glucose oxidase (GOD)) in a silica gel matrix. ... The active graphite particles evenly dispersed within the silica gel matrix establish an efficient electrical communication between the electrode surface and the HRP active center. ...

L. Coche-Guérente; S. Cosnier; P. Labbé

1997-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

304

Method for separating constituents from solution employing a recyclable Lewis acid metal-hydroxy gel  

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This invention permits radionuclides, heavy metals, and organics to be extracted from solution by scavenging them with an amorphous gel. In the preferred embodiment, a contaminated solution (e.g. from soil washing, decontamination, or groundwater pumping) is transferred to a reaction vessel. The contaminated solution is contacted by the sequestering reagent which might contain for example, aluminate and EDTA anions in a 2.5 M NaOH solution. The pH of the reagent bearing solution is lowered on contact with the contaminated solution, or for example by bubbling carbon dioxide through it, causing an aluminum hydroxide gel to precipitate as the solution drops below the range of 1.8 to 2.5 molar NaOH (less than pH 14). This precipitating gel scavenges waste contaminants as it settles through solution leaving a clean supernatant which is then separated from the gel residue by physical means such as centrifugation, or simple settling. The gel residue containing concentrated contaminants is then redissolved releasing contaminants for separations and processing. This is a critical point: the stabilized gel used in this invention is readily re-dissolved by merely increasing the pH above the gels phase transition to aqueous anions. Thus, concentrated contaminants trapped in the gel can be released for convenient separation from the sequestering reagent, and said reagent can then be recycled.

Alexander, D.H.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

305

Visualizing Chemical Compositions and Kinetics of Sol-Gel by Near-Infrared Multispectral Imaging  

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Visualizing Chemical Compositions and Kinetics of Sol-Gel by Near-Infrared Multispectral Imaging, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 Kinetics of sol-gel formation were studied using the recently developed near-infrared been studied extensively by many different spectroscopic techniques.4-15 Among them, the near-infrared

Reid, Scott A.

306

ARRA Proposed Award: The Affordable Multifamily Retrofit Initiative (the Initiative)  

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retrofits that improve the tenant unit energy efficiency, including energy audit policies, procedures Projected Energy Savings: 1,000 MWh annually Projected Gas Savings: 100,000 therms annually GHG Energy Workforce Training Program(s): The Initiative will coordinate and collaborate with the Citibuild

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Charged mosaic membrane prepared from microsphere gel and its characterization  

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A charged mosaic membrane with parallel array of different negative and positive charges was prepared from microsphere gel. Several characteristics on the novel membrane were investigated through experiments concerning transport studies, membrane potentials and membrane resistance. From analysis of the volume flux and salt flux, preferential salt transport across the charged mosaic membrane was suggested. Membrane potential did not indicate a constant value and the absolute value decreased rapidly in short time. The large time dependence supported the interpretation on salt flow in transport studies. From potential measurement, cationic and anionic transport numbers in membrane also were determined to t?K+=0.41 and t?Cl?=0.59. Membrane resistance of this mosaic membrane indicated slightly higher values than that of ordinary charged membrane.

Akira Yamauchi; Junko Tateyama; Ban-ichiroh Etoh; Minoru Takizawa; Yoshifumi Sugito; Seiji Doi

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Military Initiative | Department of Energy  

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Military Initiative Military Initiative Military Initiative 54% of the Tribes located in close proximity to military bases are located in the West, 18% in the Pacific Northwest, and 12% in New England and New York. Map from NREL 54% of the Tribes located in close proximity to military bases are located in the West, 18% in the Pacific Northwest, and 12% in New England and New York. Map from NREL The DOE Office of Indian Energy is working with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to help it obtain 25% of its energy from renewable energy and promote energy security by educating tribal leaders and military leaders on partnership opportunities as well as providing technical assistance to Tribes working with local military installations. More than 50 Tribes are located adjacent to or near military installations,

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Three approaches to economical photovoltaics: conformal Cu2S, organic luminescent films, and PbSe nanocrystal superlattices  

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approaches to economical photovoltaics: conformal Cu 2 S,routes to more efficient photovoltaics using conformal Cu 2on grid-parity. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and

Carbone, Ian Anthony

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI)  

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The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) is an unprecedented effort to transform the entire Hawaii economy from getting 95% of its energy, including most electricity, from imported oil today, to meeting the state’s energy needs from 70% clean energy (primarily indigenous renewables and efficiency) by 2030. DOE’s work on the HCEI was initiated and coordinated through OE’s then Deputy Assistant Secretary William Parks, an expert in renewable energy and fossil generation technologies and electricity system integration serving as a loaned executive to the State of Hawaii.

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Eliminating the Renormalization Scale Ambiguity for Top-Pair Production Using the Principle of Maximum Conformality  

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The uncertainty in setting the renormalization scale in finite-order perturbative QCD predictions using standard methods substantially reduces the precision of tests of the Standard Model in collider experiments. It is conventional to choose a typical momentum transfer of the process as the renormalization scale and take an arbitrary range to estimate the uncertainty in the QCD prediction. However, predictions using this procedure depend on the choice of renormalization scheme, leave a non-convergent renormalon perturbative series, and moreover, one obtains incorrect results when applied to QED processes. In contrast, if one fixes the renormalization scale using the Principle of Maximum Conformality (PMC), all non-conformal {l_brace}{beta}{sub i}{r_brace}-terms in the perturbative expansion series are summed into the running coupling, and one obtains a unique, scale-fixed, scheme-independent prediction at any finite order. The PMC renormalization scale {mu}{sub R}{sup PMC} and the resulting finite-order PMC prediction are both to high accuracy independent of choice of the initial renormalization scale {mu}{sub R}{sup init}, consistent with renormalization group invariance. Moreover, after PMC scale-setting, the n!-growth of the pQCD expansion is eliminated. Even the residual scale-dependence at fixed order due to unknown higher-order {l_brace}{beta}{sub i}{r_brace}-terms is substantially suppressed. As an application, we apply the PMC procedure to obtain NNLO predictions for the t{bar t}-pair hadroproduction cross-section at the Tevatron and LHC colliders. There are no renormalization scale or scheme uncertainties, thus greatly improving the precision of the QCD prediction. The PMC prediction for {sigma}{sub t{bar t}} is larger in magnitude in comparison with the conventional scale-setting method, and it agrees well with the present Tevatron and LHC data. We also verify that the initial scale-independence of the PMC prediction is satisfied to high accuracy at the NNLO level: the total cross-section remains almost unchanged even when taking very disparate initial scales {mu}{sub R}{sup init} equal to m{sub t}, 20 m{sub t}, {radical}s.

Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC; Wu, Xing-Gang; /Chongqing U.

2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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A glimpse of the conformal structure of random planar maps  

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We present a way to study the conformal structure of random planar maps. The main idea is to explore the map along an SLE (Schramm--Loewner evolution) process of parameter $ \\kappa = 6$ and to combine the locality property of the SLE_{6} together with the spatial Markov property of the underlying lattice in order to get a non-trivial geometric information. We follow this path in the case of the conformal structure of random triangulations with a boundary. Under a reasonable assumption called (*) that we have unfortunately not been able to verify, we prove that the limit of uniformized random planar triangulations has a fractal boundary measure of Hausdorff dimension $\\frac{1}{3}$ almost surely. This agrees with the physics KPZ predictions and represents a first step towards a rigorous understanding of the links between random planar maps and the Gaussian free field (GFF).

Nicolas Curien

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

313

Consistency condition for inflation from (broken) conformal symmetry  

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We investigate the symmetry constraints on the bispectrum, i.e. the three-point correlation function of primordial density fluctuations, in slow-roll inflation. It follows from the defining property of slow-roll inflation that primordial correlation functions inherit most of their structure from weakly broken de Sitter symmetries. Using holographic techniques borrowed from the AdS/CFT correspondence, the symmetry constraints on the bispectrum can be mapped to a set of stress-tensor Ward identities in a weakly broken 2+1-dimensional Euclidean CFT. We construct the consistency condition from these Ward identities using conformal perturbation theory. This requires a second order Ward identity and the use of the evolution equation. Our result also illustrates a subtle difference between conformal perturbation theory and the slow-roll expansion.

Schalm, Koenraad; Aalst, Ted van der [Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics, Universiteit Leiden, Niels Bohrweg 2, Leiden (Netherlands); Shiu, Gary, E-mail: kschalm@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl, E-mail: shiu@physics.wisc.edu, E-mail: vdaalst@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inflation and the semiclassical dynamics of a conformal scalar field  

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We derive the semiclassical evolution of massless conformally coupled scalar matter in the de Sitter space-time from the Born-Oppenheimer reduction of the Wheeler-DeWitt equation. We find a remarkable difference with respect to the minimally coupled case: the effect of the quantum gravitational corrections does not depend on the momentum of the scalar mode up to second order in the Planck length and, therefore, there are no relevant corrections to the dispersion relation.

Alberghi, G. L. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Bologna, and I.N.F.N., Sezione di Bologna, via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna (Italy); Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, 40127 Bologna (Italy); Appignani, C.; Casadio, R.; Sbisa, F.; Tronconi, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Bologna, and I.N.F.N., Sezione di Bologna, via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna (Italy)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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STRUCTURE NOTE Conformational Variation of Calcium-Bound Troponin C  

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­156) helices. Each domain is filled with two Ca2 ions in the two helix-loop-helix calcium-binding motifsSTRUCTURE NOTE Conformational Variation of Calcium-Bound Troponin C Jayashree Soman,1 Terence Tao,2 of 2-Ca2 avian TnC2,3 and the NMR structure of calcium-saturated TnC,4 it is generally ac- cepted now

Phillips, George N. Jr.

316

Low-cost conformable storage to maximize vehicle range  

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Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) are currently the leading fuel contenders for converting vehicles from gasoline and diesel to alternative fuels. Two factors that inhibit conversion are additional vehicle costs and reduced range compared to gasoline. In overcoming these barriers, a key element of the alternative fuel system becomes the storage tank for these pressurized fuels. Using cylindrical pressure vessels is the conventional approach, but they do not package well in the available vehicle volume. Thiokol Corporation has developed and is now producing a conformable (non-cylindrical) aluminum storage system for LPG vans. This system increases fuel storage in a given rectangular envelope. The goal of this project was to develop the technology for a lower cost conformable tank made of injection-molded plastic. Much of the cost of the aluminum conformable tank is in the fabrication because several weld seams are required. The injection-molding process has the potential to greatly reduce the fabrication costs. The requirements of a pressurized fuel tank on a vehicle necessitate the proper combination of material properties. Material selection and tank design must be optimized for maximum internal volume and minimum material use to be competitive with other technologies. The material and the design must also facilitate the injection-molding process. Prototype tanks must be fabricated to reveal molding problems, prove solutions, and measure results. In production, efficient fabrication will be key to making these tanks cost competitive. The work accomplished during this project has demonstrated that conformable LPG tanks can be molded with thermoplastics. However, to achieve a competitive tank, improvements are needed in the effective material strength. If these improvements can be made, molded plastics should produce a lower cost tank that can store more LPG on a vehicle than conventional cylinders.

Graham, R.P.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Responsiveness of electric resistance of polymer-grafted carbon black/alumina gel composite against solvent vapor and solute in solution  

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The carbon black/alumina gel composites were prepared by sol-gel reaction of aluminum isopropoxide in the presence of polymer-grafted carbon black. The electric resistance of the alumina gel composite from polyme...

Norio Tsubokawa; Junya Inaba; Katsunori Arai; Kazuhiro Fujiki

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

On non-conformal limit of the AGT relations  

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The Seiberg-Witten prepotentials for N=2 SUSY gauge theories with N_flifted to the level of Nekrasov functions with arbitrary background parameters epsilon_1 and epsilon_2. The AGT relations imply that similar limit exists for conformal blocks (or, for generic N_c>2, for the blocks in conformal theories with W_{N_c} chiral algebra). We consider the limit of the four-point function explicitly in the Virasoro case of N_c=2, by bringing the dimensions of external states to infinity. The calculation is performed entirely in terms of representation theory for the Virasoro algebra and reproduces the answers conjectured in arXiv:0908.0307 with the help of the brane-compactification analysis and computer simulations. In this limit, the conformal block involving four external primaries, corresponding to the theory with vanishing beta-function, turns either into a 2-point or 3-point function, with certain coherent rather than primary external states.

A. Marshakov; A. Mironov; A. Morozov

2009-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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NILE BASIN INITIATIVE Claire Stodola  

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· Climate Change #12;Upstream states · Low water needs Downstream states · High water needs #12;Historical #12;Research Question How has the Nile Basin Initiative influenced the riparian states' management states 1959 ­ Still only BILATERAL 1960s to 1990s - Increasing frustration by upstream states #12;What

New Hampshire, University of

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Energy Initiative Campus Steering Committee  

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1003 Kemper Hall Billy Sanders, Chief Executive Officer for the UC Davis Energy Institute provided* Energy Initiative Campus Steering Committee Meeting Minutes March 9, 2007, 3:00 p.m., in room building would need. Some examples included solar heating and cooling units, energy efficient biomass

Islam, M. Saif

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321

Anode initiated surface flashover switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage surface flashover switch has a pair of electrodes spaced by an insulator. A high voltage is applied to an anode, which is smaller than the opposing, grounded, cathode. When a controllable source of electrons near the cathode is energized, the electrons are attracted to the anode where they reflect to the insulator and initiate anode to cathode breakdown.

Brainard, John P. (Albuquerque, NM); Koss, Robert J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Critical Management Improvement Initiatives  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

Provides requirements and responsibilities for planning, executing and assessing critical management improvement initiatives within DOE. DOE N 251.59, dated 9/27/2004, extends this Notice until 10/01/2005. Archived 11-8-10. Does not cancel other directives.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USDA Rural Community Development Initiative  

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service is seeking applications for Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide criticial financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects.

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Energy Transition Initiative: Islands Playbook  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Island Energy Playbook provides an action-oriented guide to successfully initiating, planning, and completing a transition to an energy system that primarily relies on local resources to eliminate a dependence on one or two imported fuels. It is intended to serve as a readily available framework that any community can adapt to organize its own energy transition effort.

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Longitudinal Investigation of Adaptive Functioning Following Conformal Irradiation for Pediatric Craniopharyngioma and Low-Grade Glioma  

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Purpose: Children treated for brain tumors with conformal radiation therapy experience preserved cognitive outcomes. Early evidence suggests that adaptive functions or independent-living skills may be spared. This longitudinal investigation prospectively examined intellectual and adaptive functioning during the first 5 years following irradiation for childhood craniopharyngioma and low-grade glioma (LGG). The effect of visual impairment on adaptive outcomes was investigated. Methods and Materials: Children with craniopharyngioma (n=62) and LGG (n=77) were treated using conformal or intensity modulated radiation therapy. The median age was 8.05 years (3.21-17.64 years) and 8.09 years (2.20-19.27 years), respectively. Serial cognitive evaluations including measures of intelligence quotient (IQ) and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS) were conducted at preirradiation baseline, 6 months after treatment, and annually through 5 years. Five hundred eighty-eight evaluations were completed during the follow-up period. Results: Baseline assessment revealed no deficits in IQ and VABS indices for children with craniopharyngioma, with significant (P<.05) longitudinal decline in VABS Communication and Socialization indices. Clinical factors associated with more rapid decline included females and preirradiation chemotherapy (interferon). The only change in VABS Daily Living Skills correlated with IQ change (r=0.34; P=.01) in children with craniopharyngioma. Children with LGG performed below population norms (P<.05) at baseline on VABS Communication, Daily Living Indices, and the Adaptive Behavior Composite, with significant (P<.05) longitudinal decline limited to VABS Communication. Older age at irradiation was a protective factor against longitudinal decline. Severe visual impairment did not independently correlate with poorer adaptive outcomes for either tumor group. Conclusions: There was relative sparing of postirradiation functional outcomes over time in this sample. Baseline differences in functional abilities before the initiation of irradiation suggested that other factors influence functional outcomes above and beyond the effects of irradiation.

Netson, Kelli L. [Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Kansas University School of Medicine—Wichita, Kansas (United States)] [Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Kansas University School of Medicine—Wichita, Kansas (United States); Conklin, Heather M. [Department of Psychology, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States)] [Department of Psychology, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States); Wu, Shengjie; Xiong, Xiaoping [Department of Biostatistics, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States)] [Department of Biostatistics, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States); Merchant, Thomas E., E-mail: thomas.merchant@stjude.org [Division of Radiation Oncology, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visual Outcome and Tumor Control After Conformal Radiotherapy for Patients With Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma  

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Purpose: Optic nerve sheath meningioma (ONSM) is a rare tumor that almost uniformly leads to visual dysfunction and even blindness without intervention. Because surgical extirpation carries a high risk of postoperative blindness, vision-sparing treatment strategies are desirable. Methods and Materials: We retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of 25 patients (25 optic nerves) with ONSM, treated at a single institution with conformal fractionated radiotherapy by either stereotactic photon or proton radiation. Primary endpoints were local control and visual acuity. Results: The patients presented with symptoms of visual loss (21) or orbital pain (3) or were incidentally diagnosed by imaging (3). The mean age was 44 years, and 64% were female patients. The indication for treatment was the development or progression of symptoms. Of the patients, 13 were treated with photons, 9 were treated with protons, and 3 received a combination of photons and protons. The median dose delivered was 50.4 gray equivalents (range, 45-59.4 gray equivalents). Median follow-up after radiotherapy was 30 months (range, 3-168 months), with 3 patients lost to follow-up. At most recent follow-up, 21 of 22 patients (95%) had improved (14) or stable (7) visual acuity. One patient had worsened visual acuity after initial postirradiation improvement. Of the 22 patients, 20 (95%) had no radiographic progression. Three patients had evidence of asymptomatic, limited retinopathy on ophthalmologic examination, and one had recurrent ONSM 11 years after treatment. Conclusions: Highly conformal, fractionated radiation therapy for symptomatic primary ONSM provides tumor control and improvement in visual function in most cases, with minimal treatment-induced morbidity. Longer follow-up is needed to assess the durability of tumor control and treatment-related late effects.

Arvold, Nils D., E-mail: narvold@partners.or [Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Lessell, Simmons [Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA (United States); Bussiere, Marc; Beaudette, Kevin [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Rizzo, Joseph F. [Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Loeffler, Jay S.; Shih, Helen A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

328

Initiation disruptor systems and methods of initiation disruption  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system that may be used as an initiation disruption system (IDS) according to one embodiment includes an explosive charge; a plurality of particles in a layer at least partially surrounding the explosive charge; and a fire suppressant adjacent the plurality of particles. A method for disabling an object according to one embodiment includes placing the system as recited above near an object; and causing the explosive charge to initiate, thereby applying mechanical loading to the object such that the object becomes disabled. Additional systems and methods are also presented. A device according to another embodiment includes a plurality of particles bound by a binder thereby defining a sidewall having an interior for receiving an explosive; and a fire suppressant adjacent the plurality of particles and binder. Additional systems and methods are also presented.

Baum, Dennis W

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A Gel Probe Equilibrium Sampler for Measuring Arsenic Porewater Profiles And Sorption Gradients in Sediments: I. Laboratory Development  

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A gel probe equilibrium sampler has been developed to study arsenic (As) geochemistry and sorption behavior in sediment porewater. The gels consist of a hydrated polyacrylamide polymer, which has a 92% water content. Two types of gels were used in this study. Undoped (clear) gels were used to measure concentrations of As and other elements in sediment porewater. The polyacrylamide gel was also doped with hydrous ferric oxide (HFO), an amorphous iron (Fe) oxyhydroxide. When deployed in the field, HFO-doped gels introduce a fresh sorbent into the subsurface thus allowing assessment of in situ sorption. In this study, clear and HFO-doped gels were tested under laboratory conditions to constrain the gel behavior prior to field deployment. Both types of gels were allowed to equilibrate with solutions of varying composition and re-equilibrated in acid for analysis. Clear gels accurately measured solution concentrations ({+-}1%), and As was completely recovered from HFO-doped gels ({+-}4%). Arsenic speciation was determined in clear gels through chromatographic separation of the re-equilibrated solution. For comparison to speciation in solution, mixtures of As(III) and As(V) adsorbed on HFO embedded in gel were measured in situ using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). Sorption densities for As(III) and As(V) on HFO embedded in gel were obtained from sorption isotherms at pH 7.1. When As and phosphate were simultaneously equilibrated (in up to 50-fold excess of As) with HFO-doped gels, phosphate inhibited As sorption by up to 85% and had a stronger inhibitory effect on As(V) than As(III). Natural organic matter (>200 ppm) decreased As adsorption by up to 50%, and had similar effects on As(V) and As(III). The laboratory results provide a basis for interpreting results obtained by deploying the gel probe in the field and elucidating the mechanisms controlling As partitioning between solid and dissolved phases in the environment.

Campbell, K.M.; Root, R.; O'Day, P.A.; Hering, J.G.

2009-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 26, 10711074, 2003 c 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured in The Netherlands.  

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. Manufactured in The Netherlands. Sol-Gel Synthesis of Vanadate-Based Thin Films as Counter Electrodes

Artuso, Florinda

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Comparative study of gel-based separated arc-discharge, HiPCO, and CoMoCAT carbon nanotubes  

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Nano Res 1 Comparative study of gel-based separated arc-discharge, HiPCO, and CoMoCAT carbon) Comparative Study of Gel-based Separated Arc-discharge, HiPCO, and CoMoCAT Carbon Nanotubes kinds of mainstream carbon nanotubes (arc-discharge, HiPCO, CoMoCAT) separated using low-cost gel

Zhou, Chongwu

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NERSC 2007 Initial Allocation Awards  

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7 Awards 7 Awards 2007 Initial Allocation Awards The following table lists the initial allocation awards for NERSC for the 2007 allocation year (Jan 9, 2007 through Jan 7, 2008). The list is in alphabetical order by the last name of the Principal Investigator. Note - Letters following the repository name indicate the following: 'I' DOE ASCR INCITE award 'S' NERSC Startup award A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Principal Site Request Repo SP HPSS Project Title Investigator Id Hours SRUs Agarwal, Deborah Berkeley Lab 81665 bwc m510 S 50,000 5,000 Berkeley Water Center (formerly National Center for Hydrology Synthesis) Agarwal, Deborah Berkeley Lab 82063 mpdsd 10,000 100,000 CRD Distributed Systems

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NERSC 2009 Initial Allocation Awards  

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9 Awards 9 Awards 2009 Awards 2009 Initial Allocations Awards The following table lists the initial allocation awards for NERSC for the 2009 allocation year (Jan 13, 2009 through Jan 11, 2010). The list is in alphabetical order by the last name of the Principal Investigator. Note - Letters following the repository name indicate the following: 'S' NERSC Startup award 'I' INCITE award A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Principal Site Request Repo MPP HPSS Project Title Investigator Id 'Hours' SRUs Adams, Paul Berkeley Lab 83193 m811 80,000 200,000 The Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI) Adams, Paul Berkeley Lab 83306 jbei 600,000 JBEI Archive

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Services Initiatives | Department of Energy  

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Services Services Initiatives Services Initiatives The Transportation Team Uses Alternative Fueled Vehicles in HQ Fleet 73% of HQ Fleet is alternative fueled (FY2011). HQ utilizes biodiesel (B20) fueled shuttle buses, a domestic renewable fuel derived from natural oils like soybean oil. Recycled Paper for Copiers and Printers DOE Headquarters purchases a combination of 30% and 100% post-consumer recycled content paper for use in its staffed copy centers, walk-up copiers, and dedicated office printers and copiers. Printing Procurement All documents procured for printing use soy ink instead of petroleum based ink, and use recycled paper. Soy ink is renewable and is very low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which evaporate little and cause no air pollution, whereas

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Cornell's Urban Sustainability Initiatives ACSF Lunch Summary  

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Sustainability Initiatives lunch. After introductions of participants, Josh Cerra (Landscape Architecture) gave sustainability initiatives conducted in cooperation with Landscape Architecture in the ethnically diverseCornell's Urban Sustainability Initiatives ACSF Lunch Summary Compiled by Marianne Krasny (NTRES

Angenent, Lars T.

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California Solar Initiative California Public Utilities Commission  

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..................................................................................... 30 5.8 California Solar Initiative Increases Statewide GridInstalled Capacity by 40 Percent since California Solar Initiative California Public Utilities Commission Staff Progress Report July 2008 #12;California Solar Initiative, CPUC Staff Progress Report, July 2008

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Direct formation of aerogels by sol-gel polymerizations of alkoxysilanes in supercritical carbon dioxide  

SciTech Connect

Sol-gel polymerization of alkoxysilanes in supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCD) was used to directly prepare aerogels. Polymerizations of tetramethoxysilane (TMOS) and 1,4-bis(triethoxysilyl)benzene (BESP) were performed by dissolving the monomers and formic acid in supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCD). Monolithic gels were obtained in under 12 hours. The silica and polysilsesquioxane gels were readily dried to afford aerogels by slowly venting the SCCD. The aerogels were high surface area mesoporous materials that were characterized by solid state NMR, SEM, TEM, and gas sorption porosimetry.

Loy, D.A.; Yamanaka, A.; Carpenter, J.P. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); [Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)] [and others

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

338

PRESENTATION: OVERVIEW OF THE SUNSHOT INITIATIVE  

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

A briefing to the Secretary's Energy Advisory Board on the SunShot Initiative delivered by Minh Le, Director of the SunShot Initiative

339

Program Management Initiative | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Program Management Initiative Program Management Initiative Building the Foundation for our Future. Pyramid diagram showing how the improvement in program management...

340

Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity...  

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

Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity May 20, 2011 - 2:56pm Addthis This is an...

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California Low Carbon Fuels Infrastructure Investment Initiative...  

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

California Low Carbon Fuels Infrastructure Investment Initiative California Low Carbon Fuels Infrastructure Investment Initiative 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

342

Clean Coal Power Initiative | Department of Energy  

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

Clean Coal Power Initiative Clean Coal Power Initiative "Clean coal technology" describes a new generation of energy processes that sharply reduce air emissions and other...

343

Florida Hydrogen Initiative | Department of Energy  

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

Florida Hydrogen Initiative Florida Hydrogen Initiative 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009...

344

President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative | Department of Energy  

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

President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative Presentation prepared by JoAnn Milliken for the 2005 Manufacturing for the Hydrogen Economy workshop...

345

The Green Building Initiative | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

The Green Building Initiative Place: Portland, Oregon Zip: 97201 Product: The Green Building Initiative works with builders and their associations, through web-based resources...

346

Marine & Hydrokinetic Technology Readiness Initiative TIDAL ENERGY...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Marine & Hydrokinetic Technology Readiness Initiative TIDAL ENERGY SYSTEM FOR ON-SHORE POWER GENERATION Marine & Hydrokinetic Technology Readiness Initiative DE-EE0003636 TIDAL...

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Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative | Department...  

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

-- Washington D.C. tiarravt063rice2010p.pdf More Documents & Publications Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative...

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Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

search Logo: Climate Technology Initiative Name: Climate Technology Initiative Place: Japan Year Founded: 1995 Website: http:www.climatetech.net Coordinates: 36.204824,...

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CX-010520: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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

Silica Polymer Initiator Conformance Gel Applications in Geothermal Zonal Isolation CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.11 Date: 06/17/2013 Location(s): Oklahoma Offices(s): Golden Field Office

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Stability of diazepam rectal gel in ambulance-like environments  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The objective of the present study was to evaluate the stability of diazepam rectal gel (Diastat) in various conditions of temperature and light exposure as might be found in ambulances. Three lots of Diastat (Xcel Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA) in various fill/syringe configurations were evaluated in controlled conditions of a freeze-thaw cycle, hard freeze (?30°C for 72 hours), extreme light exposure (1,000 ft candles for 1 month), and long-term evaluation at either 30°C or 40°C. In the various configurations and tests, diazepam concentration always exceeded 95% of label, with no changes of note in excipients or physicochemical properties. The estimated shelf-life at 30°C exceeds 48 months. Based on the results of the present study, the restocking frequency of Diastat in ambient storage conditions (eg, ambulances), could be up to 48 months in nonfreezing environments, as long as this does not exceed the labeled expiration date on the product. (Am J Emerg Med 2002;20:88-91. Copyright 2002, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.)

Brian K. Alldredge; Robert Venteicher; Thomas S. Calderwood

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page  

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

Energy Energy SunShot Initiative Search Search Help SunShot Initiative HOME ABOUT KEY ACTIVITIES FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES INFORMATION RESOURCES NEWS EVENTS EERE » SunShot Initiative Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Digg Find More places to share EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on AddThis.com... SunShot U.S. Department of Energy The DOE SunShot Initiative is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the

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PH Sensitive Polymers for Improving Reservoir Sweep and Conformance Control in Chemical Flooring  

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There is an increasing opportunity to recover bypassed oil from depleted, mature oilfields in the US. The recovery factor in many reservoirs is low due to inefficient displacement of the oil by injected fluids (typically water). The use of chemical flooding methods to increase recovery efficiencies is severely constrained by the inability of the injected chemicals to contact the bypassed oil. Low sweep efficiencies are the primary cause of low oil recoveries observed in the field in chemical flooding operations even when lab studies indicate high oil recovery efficiency. Any technology that increases the ability of chemical flooding agents to better contact the remaining oil and reduce the amount of water produced in conjunction with the produced oil will have a significant impact on the cost of producing oil domestically in the US. This translates directly into additional economically recoverable reserves, which extends the economic lives of marginal and mature wells. The objective of this research project was to develop a low-cost, pH-triggered polymer for use in IOR processes to improve reservoir sweep efficiency and reservoir conformance in chemical flooding. Rheological measurements made on the polymer solution, clearly show that it has a low viscosity at low pH and exhibits a sudden increase in viscosity (by 2 orders of magnitude or more) at a pH of 3.5 to 4. This implies that the polymer would preferentially flow into zones containing water since the effective permeability to water is highest in these zones. As the pH of the zone increases due to the buffering capacity of the reservoir rock, the polymer solution undergoes a liquid to gel transition causing a sharp increase in the viscosity of the polymer solution in these zones. This allows operationally robust, in-depth conformance treatment of such water bearing zones and better mobility control. The rheological properties of HPAM solutions were measured. These include: steady-shear viscosity and viscoelastic behavior as functions of pH; shear rate; polymer concentration; salinity, including divalent ion effects; polymer molecular weight; and degree of hydrolysis. A comprehensive rheological model was developed for HPAM solution rheology in terms of: shear rate; pH; polymer concentration; and salinity, so that the spatial and temporal changes in viscosity during the polymer flow in the reservoir can be accurately modeled. A series of acid coreflood experiments were conducted to understand the geochemical reactions relevant for both the near-wellbore injection profile control and for conformance control applications. These experiments showed that the use hydrochloric acid as a pre-flush is not viable because of the high reaction rate with the rock. The use of citric acid as a pre-flush was found to be quite effective. This weak acid has a slow rate of reaction with the rock and can buffer the pH to below 3.5 for extended periods of time. With the citric acid pre-flush the polymer could be efficiently propagated through the core in a low pH environment i.e. at a low viscosity. The transport of various HPAM solutions was studied in sandstones, in terms of permeability reduction, mobility reduction, adsorption and inaccessible pore volume with different process variables: injection pH, polymer concentration, polymer molecular weight, salinity, degree of hydrolysis, and flow rate. Measurements of polymer effluent profiles and tracer tests show that the polymer retention increases at the lower pH. A new simulation capability to model the deep-penetrating mobility control or conformance control using pH-sensitive polymer was developed. The core flood acid injection experiments were history matched to estimate geochemical reaction rates. Preliminary scale-up simulations employing linear and radial geometry floods in 2-layer reservoir models were conducted. It is clearly shown that the injection rate of pH-sensitive polymer solutions can be significantly increased by injecting it at a pH below 3.5 (at a fixed bottom-hole pressure). This improvement in injectivity by a fa

Mukul Sharma; Steven Bryant; Chun Huh

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Schaefer, Thomas Gerard

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous solutions gels Sample Search Results  

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Materials Science ; Chemistry 2 Feature Article Effect of the Volume Phase Transition on Diffusion and Summary: that in an aqueous solution for 3% NIPA and NIPA-AA gels...

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Electrochemical properties of Li ion polymer battery with gel polymer electrolyte based on polyurethane  

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Gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) was prepared using polyurethane acrylate as polymer host and its performance was evaluated. LiCoO2/GPE/graphite cells were prepared and their electrochemical performance as a functio...

H-S. Kim; G-Y. Choi; S-I. Moon; S-P. Kim

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brownian motion studies of viscoelastic colloidal gels by rotational single particle tracking  

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The method of rotational X-ray tracking is used to probe the microradian rotational motion of individual crystalline colloids in a colloidal gel to determine the viscous and elastic properties.

Liang, M.

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness Measurement of Fracture Fluid Gel Filter Cake after Static Build Up and Shear Erosion  

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. Despite proven economic benefit, the hydraulic fracture fluid damages the producing formation and the propped fracture. To analyze the gel damage effect quantitatively, the filter cake thickness is used as a parameter that has not been measured before...

Xu, Ben

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A diffusion-free and linear-energy-transfer-independent nanocomposite Fricke gel dosimeter  

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, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan c Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, Graduate School resonance imaging (MRI). This has pioneered modern gel dosimetry (Baldock et al., 2010; Schreiner, 2004

Ishikawa, Kenichi L.

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Crosslinked polymer gel electrolytes based on polyethylene glycol methacrylate and ionic liquid for lithium battery applications  

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Gel polymer electrolytes were synthesized by copolymerization polyethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate with polyethylene glycol dimethacrylate in the presence of a room temperature ionic liquid, methylpropylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (MPPY TFSI). The physical properties of gel polymer electrolytes were characterized by thermal analysis, impedance spectroscopy, and electrochemical tests. The ionic conductivities of the gel polymer electrolytes increased linearly with the amount of MPPY TFSI and were mainly attributed to the increased ion mobility as evidenced by the decreased glass transition temperatures. Li||LiFePO4 cells were assembled using the gel polymer electrolytes containing 80 wt% MPPY TFSI via an in situ polymerization method. A reversible cell capacity of 90 mAh g 1 was maintained under the current density of C/10 at room temperature, which was increased to 130 mAh g 1 by using a thinner membrane and cycling at 50 C.

Liao, Chen [ORNL; Sun, Xiao-Guang [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conduction mechanism of lithium bis(oxalato)borate–cellulose acetate polymer gel electrolytes  

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Polymer gel electrolytes (PGE) belonging to salt–solvent–polymer hybrid systems are prepared using a mixture of lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB), ?-butyrolactone (?-BL), and cellulose acetate (CA). The increase...

S. Z. Z. Abidin; M. Z. A. Yahya; O. H. Hassan; A. M. M. Ali

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Effect of microbial transglutaminase on NMR relaxometry and microstructure of pork myofibrillar protein gel  

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The gelling process together with the cross-link of MTG entail the association of PMP chains which...18, 27]. As shown in Fig. 1, the WHC of PMP gel increased significantly (P...MTG ...

Minyi Han; Yingjun Zhang; Ying Fei; Xinglian Xu…

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Minimizing Water Production from Unconventional Gas Wells Using a Novel Environmentally Benign Polymer Gel System  

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Excess water production is a major economic and environmental problem for the oil and gas industry. The cost of processing excess water runs into billions of dollars. Polymer gel technology has been successfully used in controlling water influx...

Gakhar, Kush

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

363

Thermostimulated Sol-Gel Transition in Suspensions of Sulfate-Zirconium Oxychloride  

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The SAXS study of thermostimulated sol-gel-sol transitions of aqueous solutions of zirconyl chloride modified by sulfuric acid gave evidence that gelation is due to electrostatic interaction during cluster-cluster aggregations.

Chiavacci, L.A.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline single-cell gel Sample Search...  

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1mM EDTA... (25:24:1) (Sigma P-3803). Vortex. Transfer to Eppendorf Phase Lock gel tube ... Source: Blow, J. Julian - Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression,...

365

Investigation of the effect of gel residue on hydraulic fracture conductivity using dynamic fracture conductivity test  

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INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF GEL RESIDUE ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURE CONDUCTIVITY USING DYNAMIC FRACTURE CONDUCTIVITY TEST A Thesis by FIVMAN MARPAUNG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2007 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF GEL RESIDUE ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURE CONDUCTIVITY USING DYNAMIC FRACTURE CONDUCTIVITY TEST A...

Marpaung, Fivman

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

366

Assembly of Phosphide Nanocrystals into Porous Networks: Formation of InP Gels and Aerogels  

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Assembly of Phosphide Nanocrystals into Porous Networks: Formation of InP Gels and Aerogels ... The gels were aged, solvent-exchanged, and then supercritically dried to obtain aerogels with both meso- (2–50 nm) and macropores (>50 nm) and accessible surface areas of ?200 m2/g. ... Aerogels showed higher band gap values relative to precursor nanoparticles, suggesting that during the process of assembling nanoparticles into 3D architectures, particle size reduction may have taken place. ...

Asha Hitihami-Mudiyanselage; Keerthi Senevirathne; Stephanie L. Brock

2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

367

Simulation of optical absorption and scattering in gel and egg white  

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SIMULATION OF OPTICAL ABSORPTION AND SCATTERING IN GEL AND EGG WHITE A Thesis by SUJIT SUMANT KUMBHANI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ABM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1992 Major Subject: Bioengineering SIMULATION OF OPTICAL ABSORPTION AND SCATTERING IN GEL AND EGG WHITE A Thesis by SUJIT SUMANT KUMBHANI Approved as to style and content by: Sohi Rastegar (Chair of Committee) Wil 'am A. Hyman...

Kumbhani, Sujit Sumant

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

368

Minorities in Energy Initiative | Department of Energy  

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Initiative Initiative Minorities in Energy Initiative Minorities in Energy Initiative The Minorities in Energy Initiative addresses the needs of underrepresented communities in the energy sector and aligns with President Obama's agenda for engaging more Americans in energy and science, technology, engineering, and math fields. The Minorities in Energy Initiative, guided by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, seeks to create a substantive, sustainable model that connects diverse stakeholders together to address challenges and opportunities for minority engagement in energy economic participation, STEM education, and climate change. ABOUT: The Initiative seeks to empower, equip, and prepare businesses, communities, schools, and individuals to partake in the technical,

369

EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page  

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Initiative Initiative Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Digg Find More places to share EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on AddThis.com... SunShot U.S. Department of Energy The DOE SunShot Initiative is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. Learn more. Quick Links Photovoltaics Concentrating Solar Power Systems Integration Soft Balance of Systems High Penetration Solar Portal

370

Renyi entropy, stationarity, and entanglement of the conformal scalar  

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We extend previous work on the perturbative expansion of the Renyi entropy, $S_q$, around $q=1$ for a spherical entangling surface in a general CFT. Applied to conformal scalar fields in various spacetime dimensions, the results appear to conflict with the known conformal scalar Renyi entropies. On the other hand, the perturbative results agree with known Renyi entropies in a variety of other theories, including theories of free fermions and vector fields and theories with Einstein gravity duals. We propose a resolution stemming from a careful consideration of boundary conditions near the entangling surface. This is equivalent to a proper treatment of total-derivative terms in the definition of the modular Hamiltonian. As a corollary, we are able to resolve an outstanding puzzle in the literature regarding the Renyi entropy of ${\\cal N}=4$ super-Yang-Mills near $q=1$. A related puzzle regards the question of stationarity of the renormalized entanglement entropy (REE) across a circle for a (2+1)-dimensional massive scalar field. We point out that the boundary contributions to the modular Hamiltonian shed light on the previously-observed non-stationarity. Moreover, IR divergences appear in perturbation theory about the massless fixed point that inhibit our ability to reliably calculate the REE at small non-zero mass.

Jeongseog Lee; Aitor Lewkowycz; Eric Perlmutter; Benjamin R. Safdi

2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

371

Renyi entropy, stationarity, and entanglement of the conformal scalar  

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We extend previous work on the perturbative expansion of the Renyi entropy, $S_q$, around $q=1$ for a spherical entangling surface in a general CFT. Applied to conformal scalar fields in various spacetime dimensions, the results appear to conflict with the known conformal scalar Renyi entropies. On the other hand, the perturbative results agree with known Renyi entropies in a variety of other theories, including theories of free fermions and vector fields and theories with Einstein gravity duals. We propose a resolution stemming from a careful consideration of boundary conditions near the entangling surface. This is equivalent to a proper treatment of total-derivative terms in the definition of the modular Hamiltonian. As a corollary, we are able to resolve an outstanding puzzle in the literature regarding the Renyi entropy of ${\\cal N}=4$ super-Yang-Mills near $q=1$. A related puzzle regards the question of stationarity of the renormalized entanglement entropy (REE) across a circle for a (2+1)-dimensional ma...

Lee, Jeongseog; Perlmutter, Eric; Safdi, Benjamin R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Conformal Extensions of the Standard Model with Veltman Conditions  

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Using the renormalisation group framework we classify different extensions of the standard model according to their degree of naturality. A new relevant class of perturbative models involving elementary scalars is the one in which the theory simultaneously satisfies the Veltman conditions and is conformal at the classical level. We term these extensions perturbative natural conformal (PNC) theories. We show that PNC models are very constrained and thus highly predictive. Among the several PNC examples that we exhibit, we discover a remarkably simple PNC extension of the standard model in which the Higgs is predicted to have the experimental value of the mass equal to 126 GeV. This model also predicts the existence of one more standard model singlet scalar boson with a mass of 541 GeV and the Higgs self-coupling to emerge radiatively. We study several other PNC examples that generally predict a somewhat smaller mass of the Higgs to the perturbative order we have investigated them. Our results can be a useful guide when building extensions of the standard model featuring fundamental scalars.

Oleg Antipin; Matin Mojaza; Francesco Sannino

2014-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

373

Detection of protein conformation defects from fluorescence microscopy images  

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Abstract A diagnostic method for protein conformational diseases (PCD) from microscopy images is proposed when such conformational conflicts involve muscular intranuclear inclusions (INIs) indicative of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD), one variety of PCD. The method combines two techniques: (1) the Histogram Region of Interest Fixed by Thresholds (HRIFT) is designed to capture the color information of \\{INIs\\} for basic feature extraction; (2) an automated feature synthesis, based on the HRIFT features, is designed to identify OPMD by means of Genetic Programming and the Expectation Maximization algorithm (GP-EM) for classification improvement. With variations in size, shape, and background structure, a total of 600 microscopic images are analyzed for the binary classes of healthy and sick conditions of OPMD. The integrated technique of the approach reveals a sensitivity of 0.9 and an area of 0.961 under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) at a specificity of 0.95. Furthermore, significant improvements in classification accuracy and computational time are demonstrated by comparison with other methods.

Peifang Guo; Prabir Bhattacharya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Conformance Tool High Level Design Document: IEC 61850 Cyber Security Acceleration Project  

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This document is the high level design document for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) IEC 62351-3, 4 and 6 standards conformance test software toolkit.

Edgar, Thomas W.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

A CSP Timed Input-Output Relation and a Strategy for Mechanised Conformance Verification  

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Here we propose a timed input-output conformance relation (named CSPTIO) based on the process algebra CSP. In contrast to other relations, CSPTIO...

Gustavo Carvalho; Augusto Sampaio…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atomic conformational transition Sample...  

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; Biology and Medicine ; Engineering 17 J. Mol. Hiol. (1983) 170, 723-764 Protein Folding by Restrained Energy Minimization Summary: , and the native conformation is found...

377

SunShot Initiative: Accomplishments  

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Accomplishments Accomplishments B elow are some of the prestigious awards won and accomplishments earned by projects funded through EERE's Solar Energy Technologies Office, which manages the overall direction of the SunShot Initiative. SunShot builds on a legacy of successful collaboration between pioneers in the solar industry and the DOE Solar Office. Photovoltaic (PV) research sponsored by the Solar Program has resulted in 274 patent families, and 30% of other patents in the solar energy field are linked to EERE-attributed patents-more than any other organization. Many of the research achievements were awarded to DOE's industry and university partners working together with the national laboratories, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkley Lab), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

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SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaics  

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Photovoltaics Photovoltaics The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aggressively supports development of low-cost, high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) technologies through the SunShot Initiative, which seeks to make solar electricity cost-competitive with other sources of energy by 2020. Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Text Alternative The DOE SunShot Program advances PV efforts by: Funding research and development in multiple photovoltaic technologies Awarding funds to PV projects with industry partners like solar companies, universities, and national laboratories through a competitive process. Learn more about ways DOE is advancing concentrating solar power R&D, reducing grid integration costs and technology risks, and reducing soft costs associated with solar installations.

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Army Energy Initiatives Task Force  

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UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Army Energy Initiatives Task Force Kathy Ahsing Director, Planning and Development UNCLASSIFIED 2 Perfect Storm UNCLASSIFIED 3 U.S. Army Energy Consumption, 2010 23% 77% 42% 58%  Facilities  Vehicles & Equipment (Tactical and Non-tactical) Sources: Energy Information Agency, 2010 Annual Energy Review; Agency Annual Energy Management Data Reports submitted to DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (Preliminary FY 2010) 32% 68% DoD 80% Army 21% Federal Gov 1% Federal Government United States Department of Defense U.S. = 98,079 Trillion Btu DoD = 889 Trillion Btu Fed Gov = 1,108 Trillion Btu U.S. Army = 189 Trillion Btu FY10 Highlights - $2.5+B Operational Energy Costs - $1.2 B Facility Energy Costs

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NERSC 2004 Initial Allocation Awards  

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4 Awards 4 Awards 2004 Initial Allocation Awards The following table lists the allocation awards for NERSC for the extended 2004 fiscal year (Oct 1, 2003 through Nov 30, 2004). The list is in alphabetical order by the last name of the Principal Investigator. Note - Letters following the repository name indicate the following: 'I' DOE ASCR INCITE award 'S' NERSC Startup award A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Principal Site Request Repo SP HPSS Project Title Investigator Id Hours SRUs Agarwal, Deborah Berkeley Lab 80586 mpdsd 5,000 40,000 NERSC Distributed Systems Department Guest Accounts Ahmed, Musa Berkeley Lab 80530 m252 S 20,000 100 Chemical Dynamics and

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Clean Cities: Clean Cities National Parks Initiative  

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Clean Cities National Parks Initiative Clean Cities National Parks Initiative to someone by E-mail Share Clean Cities: Clean Cities National Parks Initiative on Facebook Tweet about Clean Cities: Clean Cities National Parks Initiative on Twitter Bookmark Clean Cities: Clean Cities National Parks Initiative on Google Bookmark Clean Cities: Clean Cities National Parks Initiative on Delicious Rank Clean Cities: Clean Cities National Parks Initiative on Digg Find More places to share Clean Cities: Clean Cities National Parks Initiative on AddThis.com... Goals & Accomplishments Partnerships National Clean Fleets Partnership National Parks Initiative Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions Natural Gas Transit & School Bus Users Group Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum

382

The adiabatic adsorption-desorption characteristics of silica gel beds  

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coefficient, Btu/(ft -min-F) 2 hd h d, ic)p Desiccant enthalpy, Btu/ibm d Initial value of desiccant enthalpy (process side), Btu/ibm d h d, ic)R Initial value of desiccant enthalpy (regeneration side), Btu/ibm d ho Mass transfer coefficient between...] Ref. [9] Ref. [9] Ref. [11] Calculated 0. 000754 ibm/ft-min 1. 0 Btu/ibm-F Ref. [4] Ref. [5] 13 h (Z, e, O) = h a ' ' a, ic)p X(Z, e, t) = X(Z, e + Zv, t) (26) (27) X(Z, e, O) = X, . ) hd(Z, e, t) = hd(Z, e + 2n, t) (28) (29) hd(Z, e...

Barker, James Marshall

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

383

SunShot Initiative: Distribution Grid Integration  

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Distribution Grid Integration to Distribution Grid Integration to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Distribution Grid Integration on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Distribution Grid Integration on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Distribution Grid Integration on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Distribution Grid Integration on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Distribution Grid Integration on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Distribution Grid Integration on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Research, Development, & Demonstration Distribution Grid Integration Transmission Grid Integration Solar Resource Assessment Technology Validation Power Electronics & Balance of System Hardware Technologies Competitive Awards

384

SunShot Initiative: Solar Resource Assessment  

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Solar Resource Assessment to Solar Resource Assessment to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Solar Resource Assessment on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Solar Resource Assessment on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Solar Resource Assessment on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Solar Resource Assessment on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Solar Resource Assessment on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Solar Resource Assessment on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Research, Development, & Demonstration Distribution Grid Integration Transmission Grid Integration Solar Resource Assessment Technology Validation Power Electronics & Balance of System Hardware Technologies Competitive Awards Balance of Systems

385

Global Threat Reduction Initiative | National Nuclear Security  

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Threat Reduction Initiative | National Nuclear Security Threat Reduction Initiative | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Global Threat Reduction Initiative Home > About Us > Our Programs > Nonproliferation > Global Threat Reduction Initiative Global Threat Reduction Initiative The mission of the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) is to reduce

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SunShot Initiative: Transmission Grid Integration  

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Transmission Grid Integration to Transmission Grid Integration to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Transmission Grid Integration on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Transmission Grid Integration on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Transmission Grid Integration on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Transmission Grid Integration on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Transmission Grid Integration on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Transmission Grid Integration on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Research, Development, & Demonstration Distribution Grid Integration Transmission Grid Integration Solar Resource Assessment Technology Validation Power Electronics & Balance of System Hardware Technologies Competitive Awards

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Global Threat Reduction Initiative | National Nuclear Security  

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Threat Reduction Initiative | National Nuclear Security Threat Reduction Initiative | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Global Threat Reduction Initiative Home > About Us > Our Programs > Nonproliferation > Global Threat Reduction Initiative Global Threat Reduction Initiative The mission of the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) is to reduce

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Presidential Initiatives | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Presidential Initiatives | National Nuclear Security Administration Presidential Initiatives | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Presidential Initiatives Home > About Us > Our Programs > Nonproliferation > Countering Nuclear Terrorism and Trafficking > Presidential Initiatives Presidential Initiatives Bratislava Nuclear Security Initiative: President Putin and President

389

Electrical initiation of an energetic nanolaminate film  

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A heating apparatus comprising an energetic nanolaminate film that produces heat when initiated, a power source that provides an electric current, and a control that initiates the energetic nanolaminate film by directing the electric current to the energetic nanolaminate film and joule heating the energetic nanolaminate film to an initiation temperature. Also a method of heating comprising providing an energetic nanolaminate film that produces heat when initiated, and initiating the energetic nanolaminate film by directing an electric current to the energetic nanolaminate film and joule heating the energetic nanolaminate film to an initiation temperature.

Tringe, Joseph W. (Walnut Creek, CA); Gash, Alexander E. (Brentwood, CA); Barbee, Jr., Troy W. (Palo Alto, CA)

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

390

Chiral and real N=2 supersymmetric ?-conformal Galilei algebras  

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Inequivalent N=2 supersymmetrizations of the ?-conformal Galilei algebra in d-spatial dimensions are constructed from the chiral (2, 2) and the real (1, 2, 1) basic supermultiplets of the N=2 supersymmetry. For non-negative integer and half-integer ?, both superalgebras admit a consistent truncation with a (different) finite number of generators. The real N=2 case coincides with the superalgebra introduced by Masterov, while the chiral N=2 case is a new superalgebra. We present D-module representations of both superalgebras. Then we investigate the new superalgebra derived from the chiral supermultiplet. It is shown that it admits two types of central extensions, one is found for any d and half-integer ?, and the other only for d= 2 and integer ?. For each central extension, the centrally extended ?-superconformal Galilei algebra is realized in terms of its super-Heisenberg subalgebra generators.

Aizawa, N. [Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Nakamozu Campus, Sakai, Osaka 599-8351 (Japan)] [Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Nakamozu Campus, Sakai, Osaka 599-8351 (Japan); Kuznetsova, Z. [UFABC, Rua Santa Adélia 166, Bangu, cep 09210-170, Santo André, SP (Brazil)] [UFABC, Rua Santa Adélia 166, Bangu, cep 09210-170, Santo André, SP (Brazil); Toppan, F. [CBPF, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, Urca, cep 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)] [CBPF, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, Urca, cep 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

391

Exact Green's Function and Fermi Surfaces from Conformal Gravity  

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We study the Dirac equation of a charged massless spinor on the general charged AdS black hole of conformal gravity. The equation can be solved exactly in terms of Heun's functions. We obtain the exact Green's function in the phase space (\\omega,k). This allows us to obtain Fermi surfaces for both Fermi and non-Fermi liquids. Our analytic results provide a more elegant approach of studying some strongly interacting fermionic systems not only at zero temperature, but also at any finite temperature. At zero temperature, we analyse the motion of the poles in the complex \\omega plane and obtain the leading order terms of the dispersion relation, expressed as the Laurent expansion of \\omega in terms of k. We illustrate new distinguishing features arising at the finite temperature. The Green's function with vanishing \\omega at finite temperature has a fascinating rich structure of spiked maxima in the plane of k and the fermion charge q.

H. Lu; Zhao-Long Wang

2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

392

Species-specific toxicity of troglitazone on rats and human by gel entrapped hepatocytes  

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Troglitazone, despite passing preclinical trials on animals, was shortly withdrawn from market due to its severe hepatotoxicity in clinic. As rat hepatocyte monolayer consistently showed sensitive troglitazone toxicity as human hepatocyte monolayer in contrast to the species-specific toxicity in vivo, this paper utilized both hepatocytes in three-dimensional culture of gel entrapment to reflect the species difference on hepatotoxicity. Rat hepatocytes in gel entrapment did not show obvious cellular damage even under a long-term exposure for 21 days while gel entrapped human hepatocytes significantly displayed oxidative stress, steatosis, mitochondrial damage and cell death at a short exposure for 4 days. As a result, the detected species-specific toxicity of troglitazone between gel entrapped rat and human hepatocytes consisted well with the situation in vivo but was in a sharp contrast to the performance of two hepatocytes by monolayer culture. Such contradictory toxicity of rat hepatocytes between monolayer and gel entrapment culture could be explained by the fact that troglitazone was cleared more rapidly in gel entrapment than in monolayer culture. Similarly, the differential clearance of troglitazone in rat and human might also explain its species-specific toxicity. Therefore, gel entrapment of hepatocytes might serve as a platform for evaluation of drug toxicity at early stage of drug development by reducing costs, increasing the likelihood of clinical success and limiting human exposure to unsafe drugs. -- Highlights: ? Species-specific toxicity of troglitazone reflected by rat/human hepatocytes ? 3D hepatocytes in 21 days’ long-term culture used for drug hepatotoxicity ? Oversensitive toxicity in hepatocyte monolayer by slow troglitazone clearance.

Shen, Chong [College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang 310027 (China)] [College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang 310027 (China); Meng, Qin, E-mail: mengq@zju.edu.cn [College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang 310027 (China)] [College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang 310027 (China); Zhang, Guoliang [Institute of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang 310012 (China)] [Institute of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang 310012 (China)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Conformality Study for Stereotactic Radiosurgery of the Lung  

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The purpose of this study is to compare two techniques of developing highly conformal plans for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) that target a high ablative dose to the center of the tumor while dropping off rapidly in normal tissues to determine which technique produced a more desirable treatment plan. The techniques used for comparison are 'field in field' (FIF) and 'non field in field' (NFIF). Twelve case studies were used, all of which had been treated using the FIF technique. Each FIF plan was edited, maintaining the same geometry for each field but reducing the total number of fields to one half by deleting all of the fields that were inside another field; this edited plan was the NFIF plan. Normalization was made to the isodose line (NFIF-I) and to the target volume (NFIF-V) and both plans were compared with the standard FIF plan independently. Dose-ratio comparisons were made of the 80% and 50% isodose volumes, as well as maximum doses outside of the planning target volume, mean dose to the gross tumor volume (GTV), minimum dose coverage on the GTV, maximum dose to the spinal cord, and the dose to the volume of noninvolved lung receiving 2000 cGy (V20). The FIF plans resulted in the best sparing of normal tissue. The NFIF-I had the best target coverage but also resulted in the highest doses to normal tissues. The NFIF-V was not significantly different from the FIF in doses to normal tissue but had the lowest coverage to targets of any of the techniques. Overall, in our department, we have chosen to use the FIF technique for SBRT conformality to obtain optimal coverage while minimizing the dose to normal tissue.

Ewing, Marvene M., E-mail: mewing@clarian.or [Department of Radiation Oncology, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (United States); DesRosiers, Colleen; Fakiris, Achilles J.; DeBliek, Carolyn R.; Kiszka, Daniel N.; Stinson, Eric R.; Young, Lanice E.; Bartlett, Gregory K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (United States)

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

SunShot Initiative: Key Activities  

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Key Activities Key Activities Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to SunShot Initiative: Key Activities to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Key Activities on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Key Activities on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Key Activities on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Key Activities on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Key Activities on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Key Activities on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Key Activities Under the SunShot Initiative, the DOE Solar Office issues competitive solicitations that fund selective research projects aimed at transforming the ways the United States generates, stores, and utilizes solar energy.

395

EERE Program Management Initiative (PMI) Brochure  

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EERE Program Management Initiative EERE Program Management Initiative Table of Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................... 1 Structure, Systems and Processes ................................................................................. 3 Tools and Job Aids ...................................................................................................... 6 Training and Career Development .............................................................................. 7 Performance-Based Management ................................................................................ 8 FAQs ..........................................................................................................................

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SunShot Initiative: Balance of Systems  

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Key Activities Key Activities Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to SunShot Initiative: Balance of Systems to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Balance of Systems on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Balance of Systems on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Balance of Systems on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Balance of Systems on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Balance of Systems on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Balance of Systems on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Reducing Non-Hardware Costs Lowering Barriers Fostering Growth Balance of Systems Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Text Alternative The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative accelerates the

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SunShot Initiative: Edward Hoegg  

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About About Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to SunShot Initiative: Edward Hoegg to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Edward Hoegg on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Edward Hoegg on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Edward Hoegg on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Edward Hoegg on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Edward Hoegg on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Edward Hoegg on AddThis.com... Accomplishments Visiting the SunShot Office Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Contacts Staff Edward Hoegg SunShot Junior Fellow SunShot CSP Program Ed Hoegg enjoys being part of the fast-paced concentrated solar power (CSP) program within the SunShot Initiative, which is focused on reducing the costs of solar energy and promoting solar deployment. One area that Ed is

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Childhood Cancer Tracking Initiative in Massachusetts  

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Childhood Cancer Tracking Initiative in Massachusetts: Developing a New Electronic Tool Presented (CEH) Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) #12;Childhood Cancer Tracking Initiative "Develop methods for linking environmental databases with childhood cancer incidence data to identify

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CALIFORNIA SOLAR INITIATIVE-THERMAL PROGRAMHANDBOOK  

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CALIFORNIA SOLAR INITIATIVE-THERMAL PROGRAMHANDBOOK CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES California Solar Initiative Thermal Program Handbook i 1. Introduction to CSI-Thermal Program ..........................................................................3 2.1 Participants in the CSI-Thermal Program

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DOE Announces Geothermal Research Initiative | Department of...  

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DOE Announces Geothermal Research Initiative DOE Announces Geothermal Research Initiative October 2, 2009 - 1:58pm Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a new...

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The Vote Solar Initiative | Open Energy Information  

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Vote Solar Initiative Vote Solar Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Name The Vote Solar Initiative Place San Francisco, California Zip 94107 Sector Solar Product The Vote Solar Initiative is a non-profit organization with the mission of stopping global warming and increasing energy independence by bringing solar energy into the mainstream. References The Vote Solar Initiative[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. The Vote Solar Initiative is a company located in San Francisco, California . References ↑ "The Vote Solar Initiative" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=The_Vote_Solar_Initiative&oldid=352204" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Initiative  

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Petroleum Reduction Petroleum Reduction Initiative to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Initiative on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Initiative on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Initiative on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Initiative on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Initiative on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Initiative on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Petroleum Reduction Initiative The Petroleum Savings and Independence Advisory Commission (Commission) was established to provide recommendations and monitor programs designed to

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EERE Program Management Initiative (PMI) Brochure  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The EERE Program Management Initiative document outlines a coordinated set of actions to improve its program management capabilities.

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Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Industrial Efficiency and...  

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Industrial Efficiency and Energy Productivity Video Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Industrial Efficiency and Energy Productivity Video Addthis Description Industrial...

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FCTO Projects and the Materials Genome Initiative  

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Download presentation slides from the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar, Materials Genome Initiative, held on December 2, 2014.

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Infrared Dichroism and Surface Conformational Dynamics of Adsorbed Poly(dimethylsiloxane)  

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Infrared Dichroism and Surface Conformational Dynamics of Adsorbed Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Iwao Soga conformations at a strongly adsorbing solid surface and their evolution with elapsed time during the adsorption process. Poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS: Mw ) 118 000; Mw/Mn ) 1.16) was allowed to adsorb onto oxidized

Granick, Steve

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Driving Calmodulin Protein towards Conformational Shift by Changing Ionization States of Select Residues  

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interacting partner. In particular, we discuss the effect of pH variation on the conformations of CaM is observed to have different conformations influenced by the external environmental factors an ensemble of structures, such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) 7 , and (iii) dynamic information obtained

Yanikoglu, Berrin

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Construction of library of local conformations 899 J. Biosci. 32(5), August 2007  

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conformational search space, respectively. The recently proposed fragment library based approaches first predictConstruction of library of local conformations 899 J. Biosci. 32(5), August 2007 1. Introduction prediction. The accuracy of the predictions is dependent on the quality of the fragment library. In this work

Sivalingam, Krishna M.

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Conformational Analysis of Disordered Proteins Using H/D Exchange Mass Spectrometry  

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Conformational Analysis of Disordered Proteins Using H/D Exchange Mass Spectrometry By Copyright 2013 Theodore Robert Keppel Submitted to the graduate degree program in Chemistry and the Graduate Faculty of the University of Kansas...: Conformational Analysis of Disordered Proteins Using H/D Exchange Mass Spectrometry ______________________________ Chairperson David Weis Date Approved: 02/01/2013 iii Abstract Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs...

Keppel, Theodore Robert

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Requirements and Conformance Test Assertions  

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ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Requirements and Conformance Test Assertions Christofer J. McGinnis Dylan Yaga Fernando L. Podio NISTIR 7806 #12;NISTIR 7806 ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Requirements and Conformance Test, by The Department of Homeland Security/US-VISIT Program. Abstract The current version of the ANSI/NIST-ITL standard

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Conformation of Poly(ethylene oxide)-Hydroxybenzene Molecular Complexes Studied by Solid-State NMR  

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Conformation of Poly(ethylene oxide)-Hydroxybenzene Molecular Complexes Studied by Solid-State NMR February 16, 2000 ABSTRACT: The conformation of poly(ethylene oxide), PEO, in molecular complexes. Introduction Poly(ethylene oxide), PEO, is a relatively nonpolar polymer but contains ether oxygens

Hong, Mei

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SELF-ASSEMBLING AUTOMATA: A MODEL OF CONFORMATIONAL SELF-ASSEMBLY  

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SELF-ASSEMBLING AUTOMATA: A MODEL OF CONFORMATIONAL SELF-ASSEMBLY KAZUHIRO SAITOU Department An abstract model of self-assembling systems is presented where assembly instruc- tions are written as conformational switches ­ local rules that specify conforma- tional changes of a component. The model, the self-assembling

Saitou, Kazuhiro "Kazu"

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Parallel ContinuationBased Global Optimization for Molecular Conformation and Protein Folding \\Lambda  

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Parallel Continuation­Based Global Optimization for Molecular Conformation and Protein Folding­ pecially protein folding. Global minimization problems are difficult to solve when the objective functions­ cluding energy functions for molecular conformation and protein folding. Mathematical theory

Neumaier, Arnold

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Gas-Phase Conformation-Specific Photofragmentation of Proline-Containing  

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Gas-Phase Conformation-Specific Photofragmentation of Proline-Containing Peptide Ions Tae-Young Kim and an amide hydrogen. The latter is facilitated by a proline-stabilized gas-phase peptide conformation. (J Am analysis of peptides and proteins in the gas phase provides insight into their intrinsic intramolecular

Clemmer, David E.

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Single-molecule spectroscopy of the 2 adrenergic receptor: Observation of conformational  

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Single-molecule spectroscopy of the 2 adrenergic receptor: Observation of conformational substates by Richard N. Zare, May 15, 2001 Single-molecule studies of the conformations of the intact 2 adrenergic single molecules diffusing across the probe volume of a confocal microscope. The effects of molecular

Kobilka, Brian

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Explosive laser light initiation of propellants  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A improved initiator for artillery shell using an explosively generated laser light to uniformly initiate the propellent. A small quantity of a high explosive, when detonated, creates a high pressure and temperature, causing the surrounding noble gas to fluoresce. This fluorescence is directed into a lasing material, which lases, and directs laser light into a cavity in the propellant, uniformly initiating the propellant.

Piltch, M.S.

1993-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrophoretic NMR measurements of lithium transference numbers in polymer gel electrolytes  

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Polymer gel electrolytes are of increasing interest for plastic lithium batteries largely because of their high room temperature conductivity. Several studies have probed their conductivity and electrochemical stability but very little work has been done related to lithium transference numbers. Lithium ion transference numbers, the net number of Faradays carried by lithium upon the passage of 1 Faraday of charge across a cell, are key figures of merit for any potential lithium battery electrolytes. The authors describe here their application of electrophoretic NMR (ENMR) to the determination of transference numbers of lithium ions in polymer gel electrolytes. Two types of polymer gel electrolytes were selected for this study: PAN/PC/EC/LiX and Kynar/PC/LiX. Results obtained for the two types of gels are compared and the effects of anion, polymer-ion interactions and ion-ion interactions on lithium transference numbers are discussed. Significant differences in the behavior of transference numbers with salt concentration are observed for the two types of gels. This may be due to the extent of interaction between the polymer and the ions. Implications for solid polymer electrolytes are discussed.

Dai, H.; Sanderson, S.; Davey, J.; Uribe, F.; Zawodzinski, T.A. Jr. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Electronics Materials and Device Research Group

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward Nanostructured Thermoelectrics: Synthesis and Characterization of Lead Telluride Gels and Aerogels  

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The synthesis and characterization of lead telluride (PbTe) gels and aerogels with nanostructured features of potential benefit for enhanced thermoelectrics is reported. In this approach, discrete thiolate-capped PbTe nanoparticles were synthesized by a solution-based approach followed by oxidation-induced nanoparticle assembly with tetranitromethane or hydrogen peroxide to form wet gels. Drying of the wet gels by supercritical CO{sub 2} extraction yielded aerogels, whereas xerogels were produced by ambient pressure bench top drying. The gels consist of an interconnected network of colloidal nanoparticles and pores with surface areas up to 74 m{sup 2} g{sup ?1}. The thermal stability of the nanostructures relative to nanoparticles was probed with the help of in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The aerogels were observed to sublime at a higher temperature and over a larger range (425–500 °C) relative to the precursor nanoparticles. TGA-DSC suggests that organic capping groups can be removed in the region 250–450 °C, and melting of PbTe nanoparticles occurs near the temperature for bulk materials (ca. 920 °C). The good thermal stability combined with the presence of nanoscale interfaces suggests PbTe gels may show promise in thermoelectric devices.

Ganguly, Shreyashi; Brock, Stephanie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) Program Information |  

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North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) Program Information North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) Program Information North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) Program Information Summary of the Transmission Reliability program's North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) activity area. NASPI supports industry adoption of next-generation monitoring equipment to increase reliability and reduce costs for consumers through the development of secure, highspeed, time-synchronized data about bulk power system conditions. North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) Program Factsheet.pdf More Documents & Publications Synchrophasor Technologies and their Deployment in the Recovery Act Smart Grid Programs (August 2013) 2012 Advanced Applications Research & Development Peer Review - Day 1 Presentations

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SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel  

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Linear Fresnel to someone by Linear Fresnel to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Parabolic Trough Linear Fresnel Power Tower Dish Engine Components Competitive Awards Staff Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Linear Fresnel DOE funds solar research and development (R&D) in linear Fresnel systems as one of four CSP technologies aiming to meet the goals of the SunShot Initiative. Linear Fresnel systems, which are a type of linear

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SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline  

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Information Resources Information Resources Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Solar Innovation Timeline on AddThis.com... Publications Newsletter Resource Center Multimedia Meetings & Workshops Solar Innovation Timeline Solar Career Map Glossary Solar Innovation Timeline This timeline features the key innovations that have advanced the solar

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SunShot Initiative: Systems Integration Newsletter  

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Information Resources Information Resources Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to SunShot Initiative: Systems Integration Newsletter to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Systems Integration Newsletter on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Systems Integration Newsletter on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Systems Integration Newsletter on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Systems Integration Newsletter on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Systems Integration Newsletter on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Systems Integration Newsletter on AddThis.com... Publications Newsletter Resource Center Multimedia Meetings & Workshops Solar Innovation Timeline Solar Career Map Glossary Systems Integration Newsletter The SunShot Systems Integration News provides quarterly e-mail updates

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SunShot Initiative: Tommy Rueckert  

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About About Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to SunShot Initiative: Tommy Rueckert to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Tommy Rueckert on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Tommy Rueckert on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Tommy Rueckert on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Tommy Rueckert on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Tommy Rueckert on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Tommy Rueckert on AddThis.com... Accomplishments Visiting the SunShot Office Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Contacts Staff Tommy Rueckert Technical Project Officer SunShot CSP Program Having run many marathons, Tommy Rueckert has also persevered to see the concentrating solar power (CSP) industry through some pretty rough times. Tommy has been working with DOE's CSP program since before it was the CSP

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Florida Hydrogen Initiative Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Hydrogen Initiative Inc Hydrogen Initiative Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Florida Hydrogen Initiative Inc Place Florida Sector Hydro, Hydrogen Product Provides grants to aid the development of the hydrogen industry in Florida. References Florida Hydrogen Initiative Inc[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Florida Hydrogen Initiative Inc is a company located in Florida . References ↑ "Florida Hydrogen Initiative Inc" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Florida_Hydrogen_Initiative_Inc&oldid=345422" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link

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SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting  

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Financing and Contracting to Financing and Contracting to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Reducing Non-Hardware Costs Lowering Barriers Fostering Growth Financing and Contracting Photo of two males with safety gear mounting a rectagular-shaped solar panel on a roof. Requiring only a fraction of the initial investment associated with

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SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine  

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Dish Engine to someone by E-mail Dish Engine to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Parabolic Trough Linear Fresnel Power Tower Dish Engine Components Competitive Awards Staff Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Dish Engine DOE funds solar research and development (R&D) in dish/engine systems as one of four concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies aiming to meet the goals of the SunShot Initiative. CSP dish engines, which provide high solar

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Cook-off resistant initiation trains  

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We have developed and tested initiation trains which are designed to withstand abnormal thermal environments. The design philosophy is to use a slapper detonator to initiate a small quantity of initiating explosive, whose mass is too small to permit a transition to detonation in a cook-off environment. We have successfully used PETN and HNS as the initiating explosive. The detonation of the initiating explosive drives a thin metal flyer plate onto an ultrafine-particle-size TATB booster which, in turn, initiates a main charge. The booster can be scaled to almost any size without compromising the cook-off resistance by using the ultrafine TATB to initiate a larger charge of LX-17 insensitive explosive as a secondary booster.

Cutting, J.L.; Nichols, A.L. III; von Holle, W.G.; Lee, R.S.

1992-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Dynamics of Gel Electrophorresis in the High School Classroom  

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Gel electrophoresis used by geneticists and forensic experts alike is an immensely popular technique that utilizes an electric field to separate molecules and proteins by size and charge. At the microscopic level a dye or complex protein like DNA is passed through agarose a gelatinous three-dimensional matrix of pores and nano-sized tunnels. When forced through a maze of holes the molecule unravels forming a long chain slithering through the field of pores in a process colloquially coined “reputation.”1 As a result the smaller molecules travel farther through the gel when compared to molecules of larger molecular weight. This highly effective “molecular sieve” provides consistent data and allows scientists to compare similar sequences of DNA base pairs in a routine fashion.2 When performed at the high school level gel electrophoresis provides students the opportunity to learn about a contemporary lab technique of great scientific relevance. Doing real science certainly excites students and motivates them to learn more.

Skyler R. Saucedo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Poly(vinylidenefluoride)-hexafluoropropylene–methyl N-methylpyrrolidinium-N-acetate trifluoromethanesulfonylimide–lithium trifluoromethanesulfonylimide gel electrolytes  

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New polymer-ionic liquid-lithium salt gel electrolytes (PILGEs) were prepared using poly(vinylidenefluoride)-hexafluoropropylene copolymer (PVdF(HFP)), methyl N-methylpyrrolidinium-N-acetate trifluoromethanesulfonimide ([MMEPyr][TFSI]), and lithium trifluoromethanesulfonylimide (LiTFSI) in order to investigate the effects of ionic liquids containing an ester group on the electrochemical properties of polymer gel electrolytes. Free standing ionic gels consisting of PVdF(HFP), [MMEPyr][TFSI], and LiTFSI were prepared in a range of weight ratio of polymer/[MMEPyr][TFSI]/LiTFSI = 1/2/0.1 ? 1. Ionic conductivities for the prepared \\{PILGEs\\} were measured with changing temperature and weight ratio of LiTFSI and the obtained values were found to be reasonable (10?4 S cm?1) over the operating temperatures.

Ki-Sub Kim; Seul Bee Lee; Hyunjoo Lee; Hoon Sik Kim; Youngwoo Lee; Kwangsoo Kwack

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dosimetric Comparison of Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy in Salvage Radiotherapy for PSA Relapse after Radical Prostatectomy  

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......respectively. Values are mean standard devia- tion. *means...Conformal Radiotherapy Plans after Prostatectomy...respectively. Values are mean standard deviation. means deviation...Conformal Radiotherapy Plans after Prostatectomy 587 ture review. Int J Radiat Oncol......

Natsuo Tomita; Hidetoshi Shimizu; Takeshi Kodaira

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Best fit refractive index of matching liquid for 3D NIPAM gel dosimeters using optical CT  

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Abstract The accuracy of an optical computed tomography (CT)-based dosimeter is significantly affected by the refractive index (RI) of the matching liquid. Mismatched RI induces reflection and refraction as the laser beam passes through the gel phantom. Moreover, the unwanted light rays collected by the photodetector produce image artifacts after image reconstruction from the collected data. To obtain the best image quality, this study investigates the best-fit RI of the matching liquid for a 3D NIPAM gel dosimeter. The three recipes of NIPAM polymer gel used in this study consisted of 5% gelatin, 5% NIPAM and 3% N,N'-methylene bisacrylamide, which were combined with three compositions (5, 10, and 20 mM) of Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium chloride. Results were evaluated using a quantitative evaluation method of the gamma evaluation technique. Results showed that the best-fit RI for the non-irradiated NIPAM gel ranges from 1.340 to 1.346 for various NIPAM recipes with sensitivities ranging from 0.0113 to 0.0227. The greatest pass rate of 88.00% is achieved using best-fit RI=1.346 of the matching liquid. The adoption of mismatching RI decreases the gamma pass rate by 2.63% to 16.75% for all three recipes of NIPAM gel dosimeters. In addition, the maximum average deviation is less than 0.1% for the red and transparent matching liquids. Thus, the color of the matching liquid does not affect the measurement accuracy of the NIPAM gel dosimeter, as measured by optical CT.

Chin-Hsing Chen; Jay Wu; Bor-Tsung Hsieh; De-Shiou Chen; Tzu-Hwei Wang; Sou-Hsin Chien; Yuan-Jen Chang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymerization of trialkoxysilanes. Effect of the organic substituent on the formation of gels  

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Hydrolysis and condensation of trialkoxysilanes, R-Si(OR{prime}){sub 3}, generally leads to the formation of silsesquioxane oligomers and polymers. These polymers are composed of a monomer repeat unit, [R-SiO{sub 1.5}]{sub n}, with a single silicon atom attached to other repeat units in the polymer through one to three siloxane bonds. The remaining substituent is an organic group attached to the silicon through a silicon-carbon single bond. Silsesquioxanes have been the subject of intensive study in the past and are becoming important again as a vehicle for introducing organic functionalities into hybrid organic-inorganic materials through sol-gel processing. Despite all of this interest, there has not been a systematic study of the ability of trialkoxysilanes to form gels through the sol-gel process. In fact, it has been noted that silsesquioxanes are generally isolated as soluble resins rather than the highly crosslinked network polymers (gels) one would expect from a tri-functional monomer. In this study, the authors have examined the sol-gel chemistry of a variety of trialkoxysilanes with different organic substituents (R = H, Me, Et, n-Pr, i-Pr, n-Bu, i-Bu, t-Bu, n-octadecyl, n-dodecyl, cyclohexyl, vinyl, phenyl, benzyl, phenethyl), with methoxide or ethoxide substituents on silicon, at varying monomer concentrations ranging up to neat monomer, and with different catalysts (HCl, NaOH, formic acid, fluoride). Gels were prepared from tetramethoxysilane and tetraethoxysilane at identical concentrations for purposes of comparison.

Loy, D.A.; Baugher, B.M.; Schneider, D.A.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of the Conformation of Myeloma Protein MOPC315 and its Fab Fragment, and the Interaction with a Monovalent Dinitrophenyl Hapten  

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...research-article Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of the Conformation...fixation. Small-angle neutron scattering studies of the conformation...Fragments Myeloma Proteins Neutrons Protein Conformation Scattering, Radiation The Royal Society...

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The exchange rate for tritiated water vapor adsorbed on silica gel  

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THE EXCHANGE RATE FOR TRITIATED WATER VAPOR ADSORBED ON SILICA GEL A Thesis by PENNY ALANE SHAMBLIN Submitted to the Cnaduate College of Texas A8cM University in partial fulfihmnt of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1987 Major Subject: Health Physics THE EXCHANGE RATE FOR ~TED WATER VAPOR ADSORBED ON SILICA GEL A Thesis by PENNY ALANE SHAMBUN Approved as to style and content by: Milton E. McLain (Chair of Committee) Gerald A. Schla (Member) Ric ard...

Shamblin, Penny Alane

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Standard Test Method for Gel Time of Carbon Fiber-Epoxy Prepreg  

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1.1 This test method covers the determination of gel time of carbon fiber-epoxy tape and sheet. The test method is suitable for the measurement of gel time of resin systems having either high or low viscosity. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values in parentheses are for reference only. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sol?Gel-Entrapped Cholinesterases:? A Microtiter Plate Method for Monitoring Anti-cholinesterase Compounds  

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The study determined the apparent kinetics of the activity and inhibition of the three entrapped enzymes and elucidated the optimal sol?gel matrix composition and preparation procedure. ... These enzymes are inhibited by a variety of organophosphorus compounds (OPs) and carbamates (CBs) used as agrochemicals and chemical warfare agents (Fukato, 1990). ... The compositions of the sol?gel preparations described in this study are referred to as r = 1:4, 1:6, 1:8, or 1:10 ± PEG, indicating the molar ratio of TMOS/HCl in the acidic sol prepared in the first step and the presence or absence of PEG, respectively. ...

Miriam Altstein; Galit Segev; Nadav Aharonson; Orna Ben-Aziz; Avner Turniansky; David Avnir

1998-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing the Role of PrP Repeats in Conformational Conversion and Amyloid Assembly of Chimeric Yeast Prions*S  

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a relatively good understanding of the factors that guide the conformational conversion of the Sup35 prion conversion of the protein Sup35, a translation termina- tion factor. In its prion conformation, Sup35Probing the Role of PrP Repeats in Conformational Conversion and Amyloid Assembly of Chimeric Yeast

Lindquist, Susan

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An evolutionary framework for detecting protein conformation defects  

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Abstract In the medical community, the demand for detecting texture abnormalities related to pathological Protein Conformation Diseases (PCD) has been increasing for years. In this paper, we use the value (V) channel of an HSV (Hue, Saturation, Value) image, which provides a measurable Detection Region of the V Channel (DRVC) for isolating muscular Intranuclear Inclusions (INIs) indicative of Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD), one variety of PCD. Derived from the Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) computation over DRVC (CDF-DRVC), the robust cumulative histogram presents the INIs-texture-carrying intensity data as non-decreasing distributions, leading to an accurate estimation of intensities in the texture feature extraction. Beyond the proposed CDF-DRVC methodology, we introduce a methodology of feature synthesis to enhance the quality of feature representations. The experiments are conducted on irregular microscopic images (where variations in size and shape occur) in the binary classes of healthy and sick cases related to OPMD. The proposed framework achieves a higher accuracy rate for the detection as compared to other methods, and exhibits a detection strategy for other types of PCD in medical applications.

Peifang Guo; Prabir Bhattacharya

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variants of human thymidylate synthase with loop 181-197 stabilized in the inactive conformation.  

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Loop 181-197 of human thymidylate synthase (hTS) populates two major conformations, essentially corresponding to the loop flipped by 180{sup o}. In one of the conformations, the catalytic Cys195 residue lies distant from the active site making the enzyme inactive. Ligands stabilizing this inactive conformation may function as allosteric inhibitors. To facilitate the search for such inhibitors, we have expressed and characterized several mutants designed to shift the equilibrium toward the inactive conformer. In most cases, the catalytic efficiency of the mutants was only somewhat impaired with values of k{sub cat}/K{sub m} reduced by factors in a 2-12 range. One of the mutants, M190K, is however unique in having the value of k{sub cat}/K{sub m} smaller by a factor of {approx}7500 than the wild type. The crystal structure of this mutant is similar to that of the wt hTS with loop 181-197 in the inactive conformation. However, the direct vicinity of the mutation, residues 188-194 of this loop, assumes a different conformation with the positions of C{sub {alpha}} shifted up to 7.2 {angstrom}. This affects region 116-128, which became ordered in M190K while it is disordered in wt. The conformation of 116-128 is however different than that observed in hTS in the active conformation. The side chain of Lys190 does not form contacts and is in solvent region. The very low activity of M190K as compared to another mutant with a charged residue in this position, M190E, suggests that the protein is trapped in an inactive state that does not equilibrate easily with the active conformer.

Lovelace, Leslie L.; Johnson, Saphronia R.; Gibson, Lydia M.; Bell, Brittnaie J.; Berger, Sondra H.; Lebioda, Lukasz; (SC)

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SunShot Initiative: Reducing Photovoltaic Costs  

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SunShot Initiative: Technology Validation  

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SunShot Initiative: Candace Pfefferkorn  

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Candace Pfefferkorn to someone by Candace Pfefferkorn to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Candace Pfefferkorn on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Candace Pfefferkorn on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Candace Pfefferkorn on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Candace Pfefferkorn on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Candace Pfefferkorn on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Candace Pfefferkorn on AddThis.com... Accomplishments Visiting the SunShot Office Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Contacts Staff Candace Pfefferkorn AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow SunShot CSP Program Candace Pfefferkorn helps the concentrating solar power (CSP) team overcome hurdles associated with the cost-effective deployment of CSP systems. She knows that the deployment of reliable CSP systems with energy storage is

443

SunShot Initiative: Customer Acquisition  

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SunShot Initiative: Concentrating Solar Power  

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SunShot Initiative: Levi Irwin  

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Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative | Open Energy Information  

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Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Name Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Department of Energy Partner State of Hawaii Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics Background analysis Website http://www.hawaiicleanenergyin Country United States Northern America References Program's "About" Page[1] Abstract The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is a partnership program between the state of Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Energy, focused on moving Hawaii towards energy independence. The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is a partnership program between the state of Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Energy, focused on moving Hawaii towards energy independence.[1]

447

SunShot Initiative: Organic Photovoltaics Research  

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SunShot Initiative: Lowering Barriers  

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449

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450

European Green Cars Initiative | Open Energy Information  

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SunShot Initiative: Competitive Awards  

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SunShot Initiative: Systems Integration  

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453

SunShot Initiative: Solar Manufacturing Technology  

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SunShot Initiative: Installation and Performance  

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SunShot Initiative: Access to Capital  

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Initiatives and Projects Contacts | Department of Energy  

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Initiatives and Projects Contacts Initiatives and Projects Contacts Initiatives and Projects Contacts If you have a question about any of the initiatives and projects listed on this site, you can use this contact information to reach the office you're interested in: State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) See the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network Contacts page for individuals you can contact. Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative See the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative page for more information. International Partnerships and Projects International Program EE-13 / Forrestal Building U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20585-0121 Small Business Innovation Research Case Studies See Small Business Innovation and Research on the U.S. Department of Energy

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Experience of micromultileaf collimator linear accelerator based single fraction stereotactic radiosurgery: Tumor dose inhomogeneity, conformity, and dose fall off  

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Purpose: Sharp dose fall off outside a tumor is essential for high dose single fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) plans. This study explores the relationship among tumor dose inhomogeneity, conformity, and dose fall off in normal tissues for micromultileaf collimator (mMLC) linear accelerator (LINAC) based cranial SRS plans. Methods: Between January 2007 and July 2009, 65 patients with single cranial lesions were treated with LINAC-based SRS. Among them, tumors had maximum diameters {<=}20 mm: 31; between 20 and 30 mm: 21; and >30 mm: 13. All patients were treated with 6 MV photons on a Trilogy linear accelerator (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) with a tertiary m3 high-resolution mMLC (Brainlab, Feldkirchen, Germany), using either noncoplanar conformal fixed fields or dynamic conformal arcs. The authors also created retrospective study plans with identical beam arrangement as the treated plan but with different tumor dose inhomogeneity by varying the beam margins around the planning target volume (PTV). All retrospective study plans were normalized so that the minimum PTV dose was the prescription dose (PD). Isocenter dose, mean PTV dose, RTOG conformity index (CI), RTOG homogeneity index (HI), dose gradient index R{sub 50}-R{sub 100} (defined as the difference between equivalent sphere radius of 50% isodose volume and prescription isodose volume), and normal tissue volume (as a ratio to PTV volume) receiving 50% prescription dose (NTV{sub 50}) were calculated. Results: HI was inversely related to the beam margins around the PTV. CI had a ''V'' shaped relationship with HI, reaching a minimum when HI was approximately 1.3. Isocenter dose and mean PTV dose (as percentage of PD) increased linearly with HI. R{sub 50}-R{sub 100} and NTV{sub 50} initially declined with HI and then reached a plateau when HI was approximately 1.3. These trends also held when tumors were grouped according to their maximum diameters. The smallest tumor group (maximum diameters {<=}20 mm) had the most HI dependence for dose fall off. For treated plans, CI averaged 2.55{+-}0.79 with HI 1.23{+-}0.06; the average R{sub 50}-R{sub 100} was 0.41{+-}0.08, 0.55{+-}0.10, and 0.65{+-}0.09 cm, respectively, for tumors {<=}20 mm, between 20 and 30 mm, and >30 mm. Conclusions: Tumor dose inhomogeneity can be used as an important and convenient parameter to evaluate mMLC LINAC-based SRS plans. Sharp dose fall off in the normal tissue is achieved with sufficiently high tumor dose inhomogeneity. By adjusting beam margins, a homogeneity index of approximately 1.3 would provide best conformity for the authors' SRS system.

Hong, Linda X.; Garg, Madhur; Lasala, Patrick; Kim, Mimi; Mah, Dennis; Chen, Chin-Cheng; Yaparpalvi, Ravindra; Mynampati, Dinesh; Kuo, Hsiang-Chi; Guha, Chandan; Kalnicki, Shalom [Department of Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461 (United States); Department of Neurosurgery, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461 (United States); Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of X-Ray Computed Microtomography to Understand Why Gels Reduce Permeability to Water More Than That to Oil  

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was used to investigate why gels reduce permeability to water more than that to oil in strongly waterUse of X-Ray Computed Microtomography to Understand Why Gels Reduce Permeability to Water More Than That to Oil R. S. Seright * , New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center J. Liang, Idaho National

New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

459

UreaFormaldehyde-Resin Gel Time As Affected by the pH Value, Solid Content, and Catalyst  

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Urea­Formaldehyde-Resin Gel Time As Affected by the pH Value, Solid Content, and Catalyst Cheng to investigate the effects of the resin solid content, catalyst content, and pH value obtained by the addition of two kinds of catalysts on the gel time of a urea­formaldehyde (UF) resin. Upon the addition

Wang, Siqun

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Role of alkyl alcohol on viscosity of silica-based chemical gels for decontamination of highly radioactive nuclear facilities  

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Silica-based chemical gel for the decontamination of nuclear facilities was prepared by using fumed silica as a viscosifier, a 0.5 M Ce (IV) solution dissolved in concentrated nitric acid as a chemical decontamination agent, and tripropylene glycol butyl ether (TPGBE) as a co-viscosifier. A new effective strategy for the preparation of the chemical gel was investigated by introducing the alkyl alcohols as organic solvents to effectively dissolve the co-viscosifier. The mixture solution of the co-viscosifier and alkyl alcohols was more effective in the control of viscosity than that of the co-viscosifier only in gel. Here, the alkyl alcohols played a key role as an effective dissolution solvent for the co-viscosifier in the preparation of the chemical gel, resulting in a reducing of the amount of the co-viscosifier and gel time compared with that of the chemical gel prepared without the alkyl alcohols. It was considered that the alkyl alcohols contributed to the effective dissolution of the co-viscosifier as well as the homogeneous mixing in the formation of the gel, while the co-viscosifier in an aqueous media of the chemical decontamination agent solution showed a lower solubility. The decontamination efficiency of the chemical gels prepared in this work using a multi-channel analyzer (MCA) showed a high decontamination efficiency of over ca. 94% and ca. 92% for Co-60 and Cs-137 contaminated on surface of the stainless steel 304, respectively. (authors)

Choi, B. S.; Yoon, S. B.; Jung, C. H.; Lee, K. W.; Moon, J. K. [Div. of Decontamination and Decommissioning Technology Development, Korea Atomic Energy Research Inst., Daedeok-daero 989-111, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of temperature on the optical and electrical properties of ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by sol-gel method  

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ZnO nanoparticles for different thermal treatment temperatures were prepared by using sol-gel method under supercritical drying of ethyl alcohol. The structural properties showed that the ZnO nanoparticles exhibit hexagonal wurtzite structure. Thus, ... Keywords: Electrical conductivity, Nanoparticles, Optical materials, Sol-gel, Zinc oxide

K. Omri, I. Najeh, R. Dhahri, J. El Ghoul, L. El Mir

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The deposition of nanocrystalline TiO2 thin film on silicon using Sol-Gel technique and its characterization  

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TiO"2 thin films were deposited using Sol-Gel spin coating technique using titanium isoperoxide as the Titania precursor. The films were characterized using X-ray diffraction, capacitance voltage measurement and Raman characterization technique. The ... Keywords: Sol-Gel, Spin coating, Titanium dioxide, X-ray diffraction

Mukesh Kumar; Mukesh Kumar; Dinesh Kumar

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Surface Morphology on Crack Growth at a Sol-Gel Reinforced Epoxy/Aluminum Interface  

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the measurements of the critical energy-release rate, subcritical crack-growth kinetics, and threshold energyEffect of Surface Morphology on Crack Growth at a Sol-Gel Reinforced Epoxy/Aluminum Interface Jiong. Keywords: ADCB wedge test; Crack growth; Durability; Epoxy=aluminum; Sol-gel coating; Surface pretreatment

Chaudhury, Manoj K.

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Strategic Initiatives Work Group | Department of Energy  

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as well as, identifying best practices and initiatives to enhance safety performance and safety culture across the Complex. Due to the broad nature of the issues reflected within...

465

Alaska Village Initiatives Rural Small Business Conference  

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The Alaska Village Initiatives 23rd Annual Rural Small Business Conference will bring together rural businesses and leaders and provide them with networking opportunities, training, and technical...

466

Materials Genome Initiative | Department of Energy  

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Initiative (MGI), which includes both computational approaches based on high-performance computing, and high-throughput experiments based on combinatorial approaches. The goal...

467

Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Partnerships | Department...  

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two computer screens showing graphs. private and public sectors, universities, think tanks, and labor leaders working together to identify and commit to a path forward. Initial...

468

Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: High Operating...  

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University Research Initiative (MURI) to develop high-operating temperature heat-transfer fluids for concentrating solar power (CSP) applications. The following...

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DOE Science Education Initiative Announced Today | Jefferson...  

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Middle School students confer during JLab's inaugural Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl. DOE Science Education Initiative Announced Today July 8, 2004 Today, U.S....

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Rotary mode system initial instrument calibration  

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The attached report contains the vendor calibration procedures used for the initial instrument calibration of the rotary core sampling equipment. The procedures are from approved vendor information files.

Johns, B.R.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Revolving Economic Development and Initiative (South Dakota)  

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The Revolving Economic Development and Initiative (REDI) provides low interest loans to start-up firms, businesses that are expanding or relocating and local economic development corporations. The...

472

The Department of Energy Launches Cybersecurity Initiative |...  

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Grid from Cyber Threats Department of Energy Releases New Roadmap to Guide Public-Private Cybersecurity Initiatives DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk...

473

Green Manufacturing Initiative Annual Report 2010  

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Green Manufacturing Initiative Annual Report 2010 Dr. John Patten Dr. David Meade May 3, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Herman Miller Energy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

de Doncker, Elise

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Energy Transition Initiative: Islands Playbook (Book) | OSTI...  

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Energy Transition Initiative: Islands Playbook (Book) Re-direct Destination: Temp Data Fields Not Available Temp Data Storage 3: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),...

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commercial buildings initiative | netl.doe.gov  

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Commercial Buildings Initiative The DOE Building Technologies Office works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the use of energy efficiency technologies in both...

476

Dried chitosan-gels as organocatalysts for the production of biomass-derived platform chemicals  

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Aldol condensations between sugar-derived dehydrated aldehydes (e.g. furfural) and acetone have been proposed as a route to provide useful biomass-derived chemicals. In the quest of sustainable catalytic ways for such aldol condensations, this paper assesses the use of dried chitosan-gels as naturally-immobilized, readily available and non-hazardous amino-based organocatalysts. At room temperature chitosan dried gels are not suitable catalysts for the desired reaction. However, at higher temperatures (>90 °C) reaction proceeds efficiently either in solvent-free systems (with addition of catalytic amounts of water) or in water. The set-up of closed reactor set-ups (thermoshakers or microwave reactions) proved highly beneficial for the reaction outcome. Furthermore, chitosan dried gels were successfully re-used for a number of cycles. An efficient catalyst drying method (either lyophilization or scCO2 drying) was crucial to achieve virtually full conversions in 4 h. After pertinent further process optimization, dried chitosan-gels may become very useful catalysts for their use in biomass-based reactions in biorefineries.

Henning Kayser; Christoph R. Müller; Carlos A. García-González; Irina Smirnova; Walter Leitner; Pablo Domínguez de María

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiresidue Analysis of Pesticides in Wool Wax and Lanolin Using Gel Permeation and Gas Chromatography  

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Multiresidue Analysis of Pesticides in Wool Wax and Lanolin Using Gel Permeation and Gas Chromatography ... This is a result of both the blending of different lots of raw wool before scouring and the subsequent blending of wool wax from a variety of sources to make up commercial shipments. ...

F. William Jones

1996-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Tomotherapy dose distribution verification using MAGIC-f polymer gel dosimetry  

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Purpose: This paper presents the application of MAGIC-f gel in a three-dimensional dose distribution measurement and its ability to accurately measure the dose distribution from a tomotherapy unit. Methods: A prostate intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) irradiation was simulated in the gel phantom and the treatment was delivered by a TomoTherapy equipment. Dose distribution was evaluated by the R2 distribution measured in magnetic resonance imaging. Results: A high similarity was found by overlapping of isodoses of the dose distribution measured with the gel and expected by the treatment planning system (TPS). Another analysis was done by comparing the relative absorbed dose profiles in the measured and in the expected dose distributions extracted along indicated lines of the volume and the results were also in agreement. The gamma index analysis was also applied to the data and a high pass rate was achieved (88.4% for analysis using 3%/3 mm and of 96.5% using 4%/4 mm). The real three-dimensional analysis compared the dose-volume histograms measured for the planning volumes and expected by the treatment planning, being the results also in good agreement by the overlapping of the curves. Conclusions: These results show that MAGIC-f gel is a promise for tridimensional dose distribution measurements.

Pavoni, J. F.; Pike, T. L.; Snow, J.; DeWerd, L.; Baffa, O. [Departamento de Fisica, Faculdade de Filosofia Ciencias e Letras de Ribeirao Preto-Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900 - CEP 14040-901 - Bairro Monte Alegre - Ribeirao Preto, SP (Brazil); Medical Radiation Research Center, Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, 1111 Highland Avenue, B1002 WIMR, Madison, Wisconsin 53705-2275 (United States); Departamento de Fisica, Faculdade de Filosofia Ciencias e Letras de Ribeirao Preto-Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900 - CEP 14040-901 - Bairro Monte Alegre - Ribeirao Preto, SP (Brazil)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of cerium oxide microsheres by an internal gelation sol-gel process  

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to remove unreacted product and to fully gel the microspheres. Through DSC analysis it was determined that excess wash or unreacted product may be removed by an exothermic reaction at approximately 200oC. The XRD analysis of unheated spheres showed...

Wegener, Jeffrey J.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Relaxation dynamics in a transient network fluid with competing gel and glass phases  

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We use computer simulations to study the relaxation dynamics of a model for oil-in-water microemulsion droplets linked with telechelic polymers. This system exhibits both gel and glass phases and we show that the competition between these two arrest mechanisms can result in a complex, three-step decay of the time correlation functions, controlled by two different localization lengthscales. For certain combinations of the parameters, this competition gives rise to an anomalous logarithmic decay of the correlation functions and a subdiffusive particle motion, which can be understood as a simple crossover effect between the two relaxation processes. We establish a simple criterion for this logarithmic decay to be observed. We also find a further logarithmically slow relaxation related to the relaxation of floppy clusters of particles in a crowded environment, in agreement with recent findings in other models for dense chemical gels. Finally, we characterize how the competition of gel and glass arrest mechanisms affects the dynamical heterogeneities and show that for certain combination of parameters these heterogeneities can be unusually large. By measuring the four-point dynamical susceptibility, we probe the cooperativity of the motion and find that with increasing coupling this cooperativity shows a maximum before it decreases again, indicating the change in the nature of the relaxation dynamics. Our results suggest that compressing gels to large densities produces novel arrested phases that have a new and complex dynamics.

Pinaki Chaudhuri; Pablo I. Hurtado; Ludovic Berthier; Walter Kob

2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Room temperature "super-cooling" of water by interaction with hydrophobic groups in a lipidic gel  

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water, reflecting greater occupancy of higher energy vibrational states. In pure water, hydrogen bonding state between 250K and 240K. (Tiny droplets of water have been shown to spontaneously freeze at aboutRoom temperature "super-cooling" of water by interaction with hydrophobic groups in a lipidic gel F

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Integrated Sample Processing by On-Line Supercritical Fluid Extraction—Gel Permeation Chromatography  

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......reduction in sample handling and processing time...organic sol vent use and handling in the laboratory is...for separation of all materials (5); gels of polystyrene...reduction in sample-handling and processing time...Figure 1 shows a flow diagram of the in tegrated SFE-GPC......

David L. Stalling; Said Saim; Kenneth C. Kuo; Jim J. Stunkel

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Iron Oxide Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion Using Sol?Gel  

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Development of Iron Oxide Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion Using Sol?Gel ... Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2008), 47 (6), 1747-1754 CODEN: IECRED; ISSN:0888-5885. ... Ishida, M.; Takeshita, K.; Suzuki, K.; Ohba, T. Application of FeO?AlO composite particles as solid looping material of the chemical-loop combustor Energy Fuels 2005, 19, 2514– 2518 ...

A. M. Kierzkowska; C. D. Bohn; S. A. Scott; J. P. Cleeton; J. S. Dennis; C. R. Müller

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of ultrasonic energy to decrease the gel strength of waxy crude oil  

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This patent describes improvement in a process for flowing waxy crude oil through a pipe line. The improvement comprises: applying ultrasonic energy to the flowing crude oil prior to or after combining with the crude oil a solution of polymeric wax crystal modifier whereby the gel strength of the crude oil-wax crystal modifier is lowered.

Scribner, M.E.

1991-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive mean filtering for noise reduction in CT polymer gel dosimetry  

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X-ray computed tomography (CT) as a method of extracting 3D dose information from irradiated polymer gel dosimeters is showing potential as a practical means to implement gel dosimetry in a radiation therapy clinic. However, the response of CT contrast to dose is weak and noise reduction is critical in order to achieve adequate dose resolutions with this method. Phantom design and CT imaging technique have both been shown to decrease image noise. In addition, image postprocessing using noise reduction filtering techniques have been proposed. This work evaluates in detail the use of the adaptive mean filter for reducing noise in CT gel dosimetry. Filter performance is systematically tested using both synthetic patterns mimicking a range of clinical dose distribution features as well as actual clinical dose distributions. Both low and high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) situations are examined. For all cases, the effects of filter kernel size and the number of iterations are investigated. Results indicate that adaptive mean filtering is a highly effective tool for noise reduction CT gel dosimetry. The optimum filtering strategy depends on characteristics of the dose distributions and image noise level. For low noise images (SNR {approx}20), the filtered results are excellent and use of adaptive mean filtering is recommended as a standard processing tool. For high noise images (SNR {approx}5) adaptive mean filtering can also produce excellent results, but filtering must be approached with more caution as spatial and dose distortions of the original dose distribution can occur.

Hilts, Michelle; Jirasek, Andrew [Medical Physics, BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver Island Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, V8R6V5 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W2Y2 (Canada)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Analysis of Silica Gel Particles after Mechanical Dry Coating with Magnesium Stearate  

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1 Surface Analysis of Silica Gel Particles after Mechanical Dry Coating with Magnesium Stearate particles (d50 = 55 µm) by coating with different mass ratios of magnesium stearate - MgSt2 (d50 = 4.6 µm Group). Keywords: AFM phase imaging, adhesion force, dry coating, silica, magnesium stearate. 1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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MODELING THE MEAN INTERACTION FORCES BETWEEN POWDER APPLICATION TO SILICA GEL-MAGNESIUM STEARATE MIXTURES.  

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1 MODELING THE MEAN INTERACTION FORCES BETWEEN POWDER PARTICLES. APPLICATION TO SILICA GEL-MAGNESIUM) particles (d50 = 55 µm) were coated with fine invited particles of magnesium stearate (MS, d50 = 4.6 µm. Interaction forces between the material attached to the cantilever (Magnesium Stearate MS) and the surface

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Dialkylenecarbonate-Bridged Polysilsesquioxanes. Hybrid Organic Sol-Gels with a Thermally Labile Bridging Group  

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In this paper, we introduce a new approach for altering the properties of bridged polysilsesquioxane xerogels using post-processing modification of the polymeric network. The bridging organic group contains latent functionalities that can be liberated thermally, photochemically, or by chemical means after the gel has been processed to a xerogel. These modifications can produce changes in density, volubility, porosity, and or chemical properties of the material. Since every monomer possesses two latent functional groups, the technique allows for the introduction of high levels of functionality in hybrid organic-inorganic materials. Dialkylenecarbonate-bridged polysilsesquioxane gels were prepared by the sol-gel polymerization of bis(triethoxysilylpropyl)carbonate (1) and bis(triethoxysilylisobutyl)-carbonate (2). Thermal treatment of the resulting non-porous xerogels and aerogels at 300-350 C resulted in quantitative decarboxylation of the dialkylenecarbonate bridging groups to give new hydroxyalkyl and olefinic substituted polysilsesquioxane monolithic xerogels and aerogels that can not be directly prepared through direct sol-gel polymerization of organotrialkoxysilanes.

Loy, D.A.; Beach, J.V.; Baugher, B.M.; Assink, R.A.; Shea, K.J.; Tran, J.; Small, J.H.

1999-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhibition of Crystallite Growth in the Sol-Gel Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Metal Oxides  

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...for 1 hour, whereas the U-aerogel has an SSA of only ?70 m 2...of the CO 2 -dried SnO 2 U-aerogel (?) and H-aerogel (?) versus the gel-firing...were prepared by first spin-coating...

Nae-Lih Wu; Sze-Yen Wang; I. A. Rusakova

1999-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Derivation of clones close to met by preparative field inversion gel electrophoresis  

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...blot plated on E. coli W3110 (rK-, mK+, supo, 10 P2) (14), producing an...low melting point agarose gel (BRL, Ultra Pure), in 0.2 TBE (18 mM tris-borate...mMEDTA, and photographed under 360-nm ultra-violet light (Fig. 1). One lane ofthe...

F Michiels; M Burmeister; H Lehrach

1987-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon microspheres as network nodes in a novel biocompatible gel J. E. St. Dennis,a  

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through the incorporation of uniform carbon micro- spheres. The carbon particles act as nodes in the gel on the gelation of vesicles using other types of hydro- phobically modified polymers.9 It is noteworthy that gelation of vesicles is not observed if the added polymer does not have hydro- phobic tails.10 The above

Raghavan, Srinivasa

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Photocleavage Agarose Gel Procedure A.Purify pUC 18 plasmid DNA  

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is placed in front of the lamp sample holder. 2. Prepare a grid laying out the appropriate components on stir plate with stir and heat both set to 6. Allow to heat and stir until it comes to a vigorous boil. Let boil a minute and remove from the heat. Gel mixture at this point should have turned from cloudy

Turro, Claudia

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Recovery of minor actinides from spent fuel using TPEN-immobilized gels  

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A series of separation experiments was performed in order to study the recovery process for minor actinides (MAs), such as americium (Am) and curium (Cm), from the actual spent fuel by using an extraction chromatographic technique. N,N,N',N'-tetrakis-(4-propenyloxy-2-pyridylmethyl) ethylenediamine (TPPEN) is an N,N,N',N'-tetrakis (2-pyridylmethyl) ethylenediamine (TPEN) analogue consisting of an incorporated pyridine ring that acts as not only a ligand but also as a site for polymerization and crosslinking of the gel. The TPPEN and N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPA) were dissolved into dimethylformamide (DMF, Wako Co., Ltd.) and a silica beads polymer, and then TTPEN was immobilized chemically in a polymer gel (so called TPEN-gel). Mixed oxide (MOX) fuel, which was highly irradiated up to 119 GWD/MTM in the experimental fast reactor Joyo, was used as a reference spent fuel. First, uranium (U) and plutonium (Pu) were separated from the irradiated fuel using an ion-exchange method, and then, the platinum group elements were removed by CMPO to leave a mixed solution of MAs and lanthanides. The 3 mol% TPPEN-gel was packed with as an extraction column (CV: 1 ml) and then rinsed by 0.1 M NaNO{sub 3}(pH 4.0) for pH adjustment. After washing the column by 0.01 M NaNO{sub 3} (pH 4.0), Eu was detected and the recovery rate reached 93%. The MAs were then recovered by changing the eluent to 0.01 M NaNO{sub 3} (pH 2.0), and the recovery rate of Am was 48 %. The 10 mol% TPPEN-gel was used to improve adsorption coefficient of Am and a condition of eluent temperature was changed in order to confirm the temperature swing effect on TPEN-gel for MA. More than 90% Eu was detected in the eluent after washing with 0.01 M NaNO{sub 3} (pH 3.5) at 5 Celsius degrees. Americium was backwardly detected and eluted continuously during the same condition. After removal of Eu, the eluent temperature was changed to 32 Celsius degrees, then Am was detected (pH 3.0). Finally remained Am could be stripped from TPPEN-gel by changing the pH of the eluent to 2.0. These results These results prove that the proposed recovery process for MAs is a potential candidate for future reprocessing methods based on the extraction chromatographic technique. (authors)

Koyama, S.; Suto, M.; Ohbayashi, H. [Oarai Research and Development Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Oarai (Japan); Oaki, H. [Solutions Research Organization, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Takeshita, K. [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformational Diversity and Sub-states in Enzyme Catalysis | ornl.gov  

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Conformational Diversity and Sub-states in Enzyme Catalysis Conformational Diversity and Sub-states in Enzyme Catalysis November 01, 2013 Enzymes are great biocatalysts, and have attracted significant interest for industrial applications (including cellulosic ethanol) due to their remarkable catalytic efficiencies. The understanding of factors that enable enzymes to achieve the high catalytic efficiency will have large impact through design of new and powerful biocatalysts. Unfortunately, the understanding of these factors have largely remain a mystery so far. Using joint computational-experimental methodology we have developed a unique technique named quasi-anharmonic analysis (QAA) for identification of conformational diversity and conformational sub-states associated with enzyme function. As a result of this approach we have been able to develop

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Clean Air Act General Conformity Requirements and the National Environmental Policy Act Process (04/00)  

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CLEAN AIR ACT CLEAN AIR ACT GENERAL CONFORMITY REQUIREMENTS and the NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT PROCESS N E P A April 2000 U.S. Department of Energy Environment, Safety and Health Office of NEPA Policy and Assistance Clean Air Act General Conformity Requirements and the National Environmental Policy Act Process April 2000 U.S. Department of Energy Environment, Safety and Health Office of NEPA Policy and Assistance printed on recycled paper U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment April 2000 Clean Air Act General Conformity Requirements and the National Environmental Policy Act Process Contents 1. BACKGROUND................................ ................................ ................................ .............. 1 1.1 Purpose of the Guidance 1.2 Statutory and Regulatory Framework for Conformity Assurance

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Temperature-jump 2D IR spectroscopy to study protein conformational dynamics  

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Temperature-jump (T-jump) two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy (2D IR) is developed, characterized, and applied to the study of protein folding and association. In solution, protein conformational changes span a wide range ...

Jones, Kevin C. (Kevin Chapman)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boundary Conformal Field Theory and Ribbon Graphs: a tool for open/closed string dualities  

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We construct and fully characterize a scalar boundary conformal field theory on a triangulated Riemann surface. The results are analyzed from a string theory perspective as tools to deal with open/closed string dualities.

Mauro Carfora; Claudio Dappiaggi; Valeria L. Gili

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Beyond Halo Mass: Galactic Conformity as a Smoking Gun of Central Galaxy Assembly Bias  

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Quenched central galaxies tend to reside in a preferentially quenched large-scale environment, a phenomenon that has been dubbed galactic conformity. Remarkably, this tendency persists out to scales far larger than the virial radius of the halo hosting the central. Therefore, conformity manifestly violates the widely adopted assumption that the dark matter halo mass Mvir exclusively governs galaxy occupation statistics. This paper is the first in a series studying the implications of the observed conformity signal for the galaxy-dark matter connection. We show that recent measurements of conformity on scales R ~1-5 Mpc imply that central galaxy quenching statistics cannot be correctly predicted with the knowledge of Mvir alone. We also demonstrate that ejected (or `backsplash') satellites cannot give rise to the signal. We then invoke the age matching model, which is predicated on the co-evolution of galaxies and halos. We find that this model produces a strong signal, and that central galaxies are solely res...

Hearin, Andrew P; Bosch, Frank C van den

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and SAR of conformationally restricted inhibitors of soluble epoxide hydrolase  

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Synthesis and SAR of conformationally restricted inhibitors of soluble epoxide hydrolase Paul D the more rigid scaffold I to the more flexible scaffold II. The synthesis of scaffold I is illustrated

Hammock, Bruce D.

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On Conformal Theory of a Riemannian Space Which Admits An Exterior Form  

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......Wf\\irkl . (11) Further, since Wti+2WGi=0. (12) 88 ON CONFORMAL THEORY OF A RIEMANNIAN SPACE. If (12) is satisfied then so is (9) and hence it is easy......

R. S. Clark

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z